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  1. It is reported from Prophet Muhammad (S) that the Gabriel went to him and said:

    جاء جبرئیل علیه السلام إلی النبی صلی الله علیه و آله فقال: “یا محمد عش ما شت فانک میت و احبب ما شت فانک مفارقه و اعمل ما شت فانک مجزی به و اعلم ان الشرف الرجل قیامه بالیل و عزه استغناؤه عن الناس.”

    O Muhammad! Live for as long as you want. You will finally die. Love whatever you want. You will finally be separated from it. Do whatever you want. You will finally be rewarded for it. Know that a man's honour is in his staying up at night and his dignity is in his independence from people.

    Al-khisal P. 29, No 20.

  2. The most important thing i can think of, after asking Allah to take you by the hand and getting through this:



    Change your mobile number so they can't call you.

    I mean literally never associate with them at all again, because in the beginning you will be too weak to say no all the time, and eventually will fall in the trap again before too long. Stay away till you reach a point where you never dream of touching the stuff again. Don't even say goodbye, they will talk you out of it.

  3. I wasn't aware of where heparin is derived from. My understanding is, when a haram substance is used in infintismal levels in medical products, it is halal. The best example i can think of is alcohol in cough syrup, and this is backed by learned scholars like Sayyid Sistani. I guess if you can find heparin made with halal ingredients, go for it (this will be pretty difficult indeed), otherwise settle for whatever derivative you can find. He needs his heparin for his dialysis sessions, and life always comes first in Islam

    And Allah (SWT) knows best

  4. (salam)

    Très jolie Mashallah

    C'est vous qui l'avez écrit?

    Juste une suggestion, la prochaine fois de faire le poste sur le bon forum , c'est-à dire dans le forum de langue (vue que c'est en Français)

    Sister, keep in mind the OP has copied and pasted poems in other threads without admitting he copied and pasted them



    Why am i even bothering to mention this? I guess i'm on Troll Patrol today (pun totally intended)

    Omlette du fromage (my contribution to the frenchiness of this thread)


  5. Um, your topic is still up.

    Also, there was nothing wrong with the brothers who gave links for proper texts with information. Yes i understand that you want quick direct answers to some of your questions, but to have a proper understanding of the school of thought of Ahlul Bait (ie shia islam), you need to go through our books.

  6. Brother finland, hello, salam Alaykum, and 'terv' (i hope i said that correctly)

    Before i head off for dinner, i will give some brief answers to your questions:

    1) Jihad: in Islam there is a concept of minor Jihad, and major Jihad. the minor Jihad is to participate in a war (a just war, not any ridiculous war). the major jihad is what each and every human being goes through every day. ie being a good parent, a hard worker, earning money lawfully, feeding your kids. loving your parents, being truthful and loyal, and so on and so forth

    Also, jihad where innocent people are killed is not jihad, it is murder, plain and simple. there is only hell for such terrible crimes

    2) Dawah. the verse in the Quran is clear: "there is no compulsion in religion". Yes we should promote islam to others, because we want for others a happy life. but we can't force anything on anyone. The Imam of shia theology ( Imam Ja'far) said it perfectly "be a silent promoter for us". the people asked the Imam how to achieve that. He said "by letting your actions speak for themselves. let you actions show what islam is" not just say things with your tongue, and then do something completely different

    3) Do we need to live in an Islamic country? of course not. All land belongs to Allah. and if muslims don't live in western countries, while practicing their religion properly, how else will Christians and Jews and athiests see the true Islam? how else will they themselves see it's beauty?

    4) cursing and lanah: this is not part of the doctorine of the school of thought of Ahlul Bait (is shia). What i mean is, just because you are a shia doesn't mean you have to ask Allah to remove his mercy (literal meaning of lanah) from someone. yes we do ask Allah to remove His mercy from some personalities, because they have clearly acted differently to the Quran. In fact, Allah Himself says many times in the Quran how He curses certain individuals (pharoah, abu jahl etc etc)

    5) Question regarding charity: Allah doesn't look at how much you give, but how much you have and what part of it you were willing to give. it is known that one of the Imams refused to take the big sums of money that some business men wanted to give as religious tax (because they did it to show off), but the Imam personally thanked the lady who gave him 1 coin (because all the had in the world was 5 coins to begin with), it shows that Allah loves the one who gives because they have a clean heart. Allah doesn't need our wealth, everything belongs to Him to begin with.

    I hope my short and simple answers helped clear things a little bit brother. If there is anything else i can do, i am at your service

    And Allah (SWT) knows best

    I thought this thread was going to be about the purpose of life but this is just sectarian nitpicking at best

    Sister Johanna perhaps the brother who created this topic was so interested to learn about these points, because for him this is a piece of the puzzle for his (quite possibly new) understanding of islam, and islam is his life. I highly doubt the title of his thread was to mislead.

  7. Ali Musa is right, most of the halal meat in the gulf countries come from australia and new zealand (i believe they ship them in massive passenger ships, to slaughter them in their destined countries).

    There are a few halal outlets in Australia for these westernised companies like KFC and Mcdonalds, notably in muslim heavy cities like Sydney. My question though is, why would you use that option when you have much much much tastier (not necessarily healthier) options of the local halal shawarma and pizza joints (i got a 13 inch pizza yesterday dripping with chicken, i fought a hard battle to eat it all...but it won)

  8. This is an elaborate idea, but basically, i believe all human emotions are healthy, and need to be experienced.

    Context, my friends, is what determines if it's healthy. This is what we need to get right.

    Sadness, uncertainty, happiness, hope, longing, regret, anticipation etcetera ad infinitum

    Islam is beautiful because of it's layers. We're sad, yet happy. Have certainty, but are so uncertain. At first glace, this seems contradictory

    Remember the word on sesame street today? Context.

    We're sad when we see or experience injustice, pain, suffering, yet we are happy because we know when it happens to us we are being tested (and never punished, i don't believe any muslim gets punished in this world), and we are also happy because we know The All Knower sees exactly what we're going through. He understands our pain in a way not even our nearest and dearest do. And we know His Justice will prevail. This is best and most vividly experienced when we the faithful remember the tragedy of Kerbala.

    We're certain in our beliefs, in our strive to get to Allah, yet we are uncertain about our sincerity of our actions, how well we uphold our religion. That uncertainty is needed to stop us from delving into arrogance.

    There are many other examples. Ruq was right about trying to find out why you feel the 'negative' emotions. Jot them down. Then try and figure out if you need to worry about them at all. More importantly, feel those 'negative' emotions for the 'right' reasons, as i touched upon in my 2 examples above. Islam is all about giving every emotion it's due attention.

    And Allah (SWT) knows best

  9. Nice thread, i will comment briefly about some points, without rambling (if i achieve that, this will be a first for me)

    Lover for Ahlul Bait and the creation of the universe. This is a deep subject. This is how i look at it. I put the Ahlul Bait on one side, and the universe on the other. Ahlul Bait are the embodiment of pure love and servitude of Allah (SWT). The universe is a collection of stellar dust, and we (everyone other than Ahlul Bait) are basically star dust (only our taqwa (God conciousness) ever makes us worth more than that).

    Imam and occultation: you might have an incomplete understanding of this. The Imam is very much alive and a working at shaping this world, but not in front of people. He is working "behind the scenes" so to speak, in many forms, one of which is guiding many of the top scholars who have guided us for over a millenium. Again, the worth of our Imam is incomprehensible. It is like the water left on a needle after you take it out of the ocean, and comparing it with the ocean. This goes back to the Imam's perfect relationship with Allah, and our (my) very flawed one with The All Merciful

    Pre-destination and free will: the Imam explained it perfectly. A man asked what the balance between free will and predestination was. The Imam told the man to raise his right leg up, which the man did. The Imam then told him to lift his left leg up simultaneously, which obviously the man failed. The Imam explained that was the balance of predestination and free will, it's 50/50. the family we're born to, our genetics, our rizq (sustenace) is for the most part predestined, but all our actions are purely free will. That's the only way it makes sense to be rewarded for our good deeds, and punished for our bad

    La'nat: literally means to ask Allah to invoke His curse on a guilty party. It is used in the Quran on several occasions. It is not an integral part on one's faith. One doesn't have to use specific names, but if saying something general, like: Oh Allah invoke your curse on all who have hurt the Prophet and his household and did not repent: i don't see the harm in that.

    Right, i failed my anti rambling goal, big time

  10. Has anyone ever asked a Marja3 if it is alright to be an organ donor when there is a high likelihood (but not certainty) that the organs will be given to a non muslim (like when one lives in a non muslim country). It's one of those questions on the back of my mind that i keep trying to remember to ask my local scholar, but when i sit in front of him, i draw a blank!

    People change all the time, perhaps the non muslim i donated my kidney to might one day be in the army of the Imam (as). The story of the magicians at the time of Musa is a testament to this.

  11. OP, this is my view on tatbir

    I feel, if someone has memorised the entire Quran, understands it's whole interpretation, has implemented Quran in his/her life perfectly, has not commited any sin AND then goes ahead to cut themselves, well then i say someone with such a huge amount of knowledge and Iman, a sinner like me won't begin to understand their love for the Imam, and they should go ahead. For anyone who has less than memorised and understood the complete Quran, it makes no sense that they would love the Imam so much to cut themselves, as the cut is usually directed by other motives.

  12. Repenter and vader are correct. 1 milligram of finasteride (proscar or propecia) is a good remedy to slow down hormone driven hair loss (you won't grow back what you've lost). visiting a dermatologist is the right first step, though a GP will do as well. keep in mind it is a life long treatment regimen, and does have it's side effects, like reduce libido (which for a lot of people on this site is actually the best benefit!)

    get a script for the 5mg tablets and get a pill cutter to cut it to quarters, it would save whallops of cash

  13. The fear in context of Allah (SWT) is of losing Him, and His love, through our (my) own actions. Besides the fire and physical tortures, hell in it's elementary concept, is a place where one is far from Divine grace and presence.

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