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  1. Salaam, sister.  I would like to change my name to Ammar Hussaini (username: AmmarHussaini).  I no longer use this name, which I was given by my Sunni parents.  Can you help me out?  Shukran!

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      Salam. I will check the database of usernames. If that username AmmarHussaini is available, I will make the change for you and you will receive a notification, not a warning, in your account. 


  2. (bismillah) As-Salamu `Alaykum jami`an, could someone verify/ correct this translation (word-for-word)? عن الإمامْ الصّادِقْ جَعفَر بِن مَحَمَد, عَن أبِيهِ, عَنْ جَدِه عَليَهم الَسلام ْأن الحُسيَن بِن عَليّ بِنْ أبي طَالِب (ع) دَخَلَ يوَماً إلى الحُسَّن (ع), فلَما نَظَرَ إليه بَكَى, فَقالَ له: ما يبُكّيكَ يا أبا مُحَمَّد؟ قالَ: أبّكْي لِما يُصنَع ُبِكَ, فقالَ له الحُسَن (ع): إنّ الذيَ يُؤتى إليَّ سُمٌّ يُدَسُّ إليّ فأقُتَلُ بِهِ, ولكنّ لا يَوم ْكَيَومِكَ يا أبا عَبّد ُالله, يزَدَلِفّ إليكَ ثَلاثونَ ألفَ رَجُلْ, يَدعّونَ أنَهمٌ ِمن ْأُمة جَدُنا مُحَمَد (ص), وَينتَحلِونَ ديّنُ الإسّلام, فيَجتمعون َعلى قتَلَكَ, وَسفّكِ دَمَُك, وآنَتِهاكِ حُرّمتِكَ, وَسبي ذّراريّك ونَسائُك,َ وانتِّهابُ ثُقلَك, فَعِندُها تَحِلّ بِبنَي أُميّة اللَعنَة, وَتمُطرُ الَسماّء ُرَمَاداً وَدَماً, وَيبَكي عَليكَ كُل ُّشَيء حَتى الوُحوُش ُفي الفَلَوات, والحِيتاّنُ في البِحارْ. From Imam Ja`far al-Sadiq (Ja`far b. Muhammad) from his father, from his grandfather. Al-Husayn b. `Ali b. Abi Talib entered on the day al-Hasan (was poisoned). When his (Imam Husayn’s) eyes fell on him he started crying. Imam al-Hasan asked, ‘What makes you cry, O Aba Muhammad?’ He (Husayn) said, ‘I am crying because of what is going to happen to you’. He (Hasan) said, ‘What is in my destiny is that I have been poisoned with trickery and the… kill me (?). However, no day is like your day O’ Aba `Abdillah! On that day, thirty thousand individuals from those who claim to be the ummah of our grandfather Muhammad (s) and Muslims will collaborate to spill your blood and kill you and to violate your honour and take your women and children as prisoners and to plunder your assets. It is in that time that Allah will allow the cursing of Bani `Umayyah and it will rain blood and ashes from the sky and all creatures, even the wild animals and fishes in the sea will cry for you.’ [bihar al-Anwar, volume 22, page 274]
  3. (bismillah) (salam) I was wondering if any Arab(ic speaking) brothers would mind translating this? From listening to it, it doesn't really sound too difficult. The Facebook link has it written down, but from what I can see, it does not match with the video completely. It should help, though, in sha Allah. Any help, even if it's just a little bit of translation, will be of use. I am going to make a subtitled video for it, in sha Allah. Shukran kathir. TEXT: https://www.facebook.com/MO3JZAT/posts/224115594312801 VIDEO: (wasalam)
  4. (bismillah) وجزاك اللهُ خيراً (salam) I was wondering what the following terms meant: al-Tuff al-Tufoof al-Khafiqayn Jafayt (wasalam)
  5. (bismillah) (salam) Bilad al-Rafidayn is the Arabic way of saying Mesopotamia. (wasalam)
  6. (bismillah) و جزاك اللهُ خيراً (salam) Thank you, يا زهراء ع, and I look forward to further contributions.
  7. (bismillah) (salam) Can anyone translate this Latmiyat, or even just a little bit of it? I'd be very grateful. أقبلت رايتنا هذه عادتنا نحن اقدمنا فداءً للحسين من تعالى جده ظهر البراق انت يا مولاي شرفت العراق دومنا للطف نبقى في أشتياق سيدي حباً لك الدم يراق خذ من القلب جروح كل جرحٍ فيه روح من بلاد الفخر ارض الرافدين نحن اقدمنا فداءً للحسين موكب ارض الحجاز و العلاه قلنا للطاغوت لا و ألف لا مهما زاد الظلم و اشتد البلاء رغم أنف السيف تبقى كربلاء من ترى يمحو الطفوف خسأت كل السيوف قسماً ياكربلاء بالحرمين نحن أقدمنا فداءً للحسين من قطر نحن اتينا كربلاء حاملين القلب في كف الرجاء نبقى في خط الحسين و الولاء من جروح العشق نهديك الدماء سيدي أرواحنا حولكم حامت هنا قسماً بالانبياء المرسلين نحن أقدمنا فداءً للحسين موكب البحرين أتىٍ كيقول نحن في خط الحسين لانزول ثم أقسمنا بطهه و البتول عن طريق الحق لا شئ يحوم صرخة الحق تدوم رغم من ظل يلوم كربلاء نحن اتينا زاحفين نحن أقدمنا فداءً للحسين نحن اقدمنا برايات الكويت قلنا للظالم شئت ام أبيت سنوالي السبط حتى إن جفيت أهل بيت الله ارقى كل بيت أهل بيت المسطفى ولهم نهدي الوفاء وبهم نحن يقيناً مؤمنين نحن أقدمنا فداءً ياحسين نحن من لبنان اقبلنا وفود نزحف ياسيدي نحو الخلود اننا في ساحه الحق جنود صوتنا يعلو زأيرا كالأسود ذك صوتٌ الانتصصار شيعة بالأفتخخار صوتنا دوماً يهز الخافقين نحن أقدمنا فداءً ياحسين نحن من إيران جئنا ياشهيد أيها الضامي و محزوز الوريد قسماً يالله و الطف المجيد لا نبايع للطغات كالعبيد نحن أحرار الوراء لا نبـالي ماجرى سوف تبقى الطف رغم الظالمين نحن اقدمنا فداءً للحسين (wasalam)
  8. (bismillah) (salam) Yes, many people spread rumours about Imam Khomeini; many people try to claim that he wrote a book called: "The Little Green Book" which is a complete fabrication, allowing all kinds of un-Islamic acts. They also claim that he had a book called: "The Book on Sex" - I'll leave this to your imagination as to what they accused him of saying. Either way, many people do not like Imam Khomeini, especially the west who fabricate things and attribute them to him. When people give you a quote from the Imam that doesn't look right or doesn't look genuine - It probably isn't. (wasalam)
  9. (bismillah) (salam) "Salah" contrary to what many people believe does not mean "prayer", it means "connection" or "bond" i.e. bond with Allah. It is an essential part of Islam as it has been commanded in the Qur'an, and in fact, the Qur'an is not for people who do not read the Salah, as Allah says: ذَٰلِكَ الْكِتَابُ لَا رَيْبَ ۛ فِيهِ ۛ هُدًى لِّلْمُتَّقِينَ This is the Book about which there is no doubt, a guidance for those conscious of Allah - الَّذِينَ يُؤْمِنُونَ بِالْغَيْبِ وَيُقِيمُونَ الصَّلَاةَ وَمِمَّا رَزَقْنَاهُمْ يُنفِقُونَ Who believe in the unseen, establish the Salah, and spend out of what We have provided for them. Surat al-Baqara, verses 2 - 3. It is one of the ways of bonding and speaking with Allah, as well as a cleanser of sins and is a distinguishing factor between the hypocrites and the true Muslims. The connection with Allah is essential for all Mankind, it's a sort of spiritual nourishment. There are several reasons for it: - Recognising the greatness of Allah - Having moments of reflection with Allah throughout the day - Feeding the souls' need to worship (wasalam)
  10. (bismillah) (salam) This is a great post, when I have debates with Sunnis online, they often refer to ShiaChat as a prime source of argumentation - it really has become a website that influences what other sects and indeed, other religions think of us. Therefore, our conduct must be of the best type. (wasalam)
  11. (bismillah) (salam) You are considering apostatising because of you complete lack of understanding about these issues. I suggest you READ all of this CAREFULLY before you make the worst decision in your life. Let me address these issues one-by-one. Non-Muslims: Non-Muslims are given many rights in Islam, far more than the west offers Muslims! If anything, Muslims are treated as second-class citizens in the west, not the other way around. We give them: - The right to preservation of dignity as human beings - The right to freedom of belief - The right to follow their own religious laws - The right to justice - Security of life, property and honour - The right to social security - The right to protection from foreign aggression In fact, this is what the Prophet (pbuh) said about Christians: "This is a message from Muhammad ibn Abdullah, as a covenant to those who adopt Christianity, near and far, we are with them. Verily I, the servants, the helpers, and my followers defend them, because Christians are my citizens; and by Allah! I hold out against anything that displeases them. No compulsion is to be on them. Neither are their judges to be removed from their jobs nor their monks from their monasteries. No one is to destroy a house of their religion, to damage it, or to carry anything from it to the Muslims' houses. Should anyone take any of these, he would spoil God's covenant and disobey His Prophet. Verily, they are my allies and have my secure charter against all that they hate. No one is to force them to travel or to oblige them to fight. The Muslims are to fight for them. If a female Christian is married to a Muslim, it is not to take place without her approval. She is not to be prevented from visiting her church to pray. Their churches are to be respected. They are neither to be prevented from repairing them nor the sacredness of their covenants. No one of the nation (Muslims) is to disobey the covenant till the Last Day (end of the world)." Slavery: The slavery allowed in Islam is not the kind that you are thinking of. It is not the industrial slavery of the west. People may be taken as slaves if they are captured in war or they are born into a slavery. They must wear the same clothes as you, they must eat the same food as you, they must be treated kindly. It is forbidden to take free people as slaves and the Prophet (pbuh) as well as God Himself in the Qur'an have both told explicitly the rewards of freeing slaves and it actually encourages us not to take slaves and to free the ones we already have. People in the pre-Islamic era used to take free people as slaves, dress them in poor clothes, beat them and even kill them, gave them terrible food and make them sleep and work in terrible conditions (and this is what the westerners later did with their industrialised slavery). This is the complete opposite of what Islam teaches. Also, it was commonplace for them to kill the men after a war and take a few as slaves whereas Islam forbids this and saves their life. Female witnesses: M.A.S. Abdel Haleem has said. He is fluent in Arabic and English and has a Qur’an translation currently printed by Oxford University Press. He said in his Introduction to “The Qur’an: A new translation by M.A.S. Abdel Haleem”: “A further example of discrimination against women due to disregard of context is found in the way some scholars interpreted 2:282. In urging the recording of a debt in writing, the Qur’ān says: “Call in two men as witnesses. If two men are not there, then call one man and two women out of those you approve as witnesses, so that if one of the two women should forget the other can remind her.” – Qur’ān [2:282] The majority view was to generalise this to all testimony and all other situations. The fact is that the verse should be seen in its context, where the Qur’ān is insisting on protection of people’s property. In the proceeding pages, it urges wealthy people to give in charity, but it then turns in the above verse to ensure that their money is not taken fraudulently or through neglect. After urging the wealthy to give free loans (as opposed to charging interest) for the sake of God, it urges in the strongest manner the recording of any loan agreement. In the longest verse in the Qur’ān (twelve lines in Arabic) it gives instructions on how to secure the agreement in writing and by testimony to avoid conflict or loss of the lender’s money. It calls on people to do this in a cultural environment where women generally were less involved in money matters and calculations than men, and less literate. Modern interpreters take the view that the cultural context is different now and that a woman can be as well educated as a man, or even better. Therefore they confine this verse to its cultural context and allow a woman now to give witness alone, just as she is allowed to be a judge on her own.” So there’s your answer, the only reason that you had a problem is because you didn’t understand the context. In fact, because of this verse many people in the first and early second century of after the Hijra (the Prophet’s (pbuh) migration from Mecca to Medinah) said that women could not be judges in a court. But, Imam Abu Hanifa (who was a Shi'a in Shi'a Islamic though), said that women could because the cultural context had changed. All Islamic Stated are Oppressive: This is the result of our own disobedience. The Prophet (pbuh) warned us in several ahadith that if we did not cling to the Qur'an and his Ahl al-Bayt and enjoin the right and forbid the wrong (amr bil ma'roof, nahya anil munkar), the most oppressive people will be put as rulers over us. This is our own doing and this will not be corrected until the Mahdi (as) returns. You need to read a book called, “The Missing Link” by Haroon Abdullah. http://www.hujjatbookshop.co.uk/the-missing-link.html?filter_name=the%20missing%20link BUY IT and READ IT if you genuinely want to receive knowledge, otherwise you are just being careless. Verse 4:34 So many scholars have already addressed this issue already! READ! That was the FIRST word revealed of the Qur'an, IQRA (read)! Can you even understand Arabic? Men are the qawamunna (protectors/maintainers) of women because God has made on stronger than the other! It's a FACT, not sexist. Men have more muscle mass, less pain receptor etcetera. It's scientific fact! (wasalam)
  12. (bismillah) (salam) I've just noticed a couple of mistakes; I've corrected them below. And prayers and peace be upon our master, our defender, ("Athimina" should be "our defender" - if it was "the great" it would be "al-Athim" - note: I believe "Athim" in this context means "defender" rather than "great" but I could be wrong). Wa salatū wa salāma A’la Sayyidana wa āthimina وَ الصَّلَاةُ وَ السَّلَمَ على سيدنا وَعظيمنا ... All praise is due to Allah, who made us the adherents of the Wilaya (Authority), Leadership and Mastership of Ali, the Son of Abu Talib. (I forgot to include "Moulaya" i.e. Mastership) Alhamdulillah hilathī ja alana minal mutamasiqīna bi Wilyat Sayiddī o Moulaya Alī ibn Abī Tālib. الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَذِي جَعلنا مِن المُتَمَسِكِينَ بِوِلاية سَيِدِي ومولايَ علِي ابنِ أبِي طالِب (wasalam)
  13. (bismillah) (salam) Sayed Ammar Nakshawani Lecture Opening In the name of Allah: the Lord of Mercy, the Giver of Mercy, Bismillāhir-Rahmānir-Rahīm بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds, Al-Hamdū Lillāhī Rabbil Ālamīn الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ And prayers and peace be upon our master, the great, Wa salatū wa salāma A’la Sayyidana wa āthimina وَ الصَّلَاةُ وَ السَّلَمَ على سيدنا وَعظيمنا The beloved of our hearts and the intercessor of our souls, Wa habībi qulūbinah wa Shafī anafūsanah وحبيبِ قلوبنا و شفيع نفوسنا The Father of Qāsim, Muhammad. Abil Qāsim Muhammad أبو القاسِم مُحَمَّدٌ (Salawat) And upon the People of the House: the good, the pure, Wā A’la Ahl al-Batī itayibīn ātahirīn و علىٰ أهل البيتِ الطيبين الطاهِرين ‎ And the companions: the honourable, the blessed. Wa As-hābihil ghuril mayamīn و أصْحابِه الغُرِ المَيامِين All praise is due to Allah, who made us the adherents of the Wilaya (Authority) and Leadership of Ali, the Son of Abu Talib. Alhamdulillah hilathī ja alana minal mutamasiqīna bi Wilyat Sayiddī o Moulaya Alī ibn Abī Tālib. الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَذِي جَعلنا مِن المُتَمَسِكِينَ بِوِلاية سَيِدِي ومولايَ علِي ابنِ أبِي طالِب (Salawat) All praise is due to Allah who Guided us to this; Alhamdulillah hilathī Hadāna līhātha. الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي هَدَانَا لِهَٰذَا We would never have been guided had Allah not Guided us. Wa ma kunna linah tadī alawla an hadan Allāh. وَمَا كُنَّا لِنَهْتَدِيَ لَوْلَا أَنْ هَدَانَا اللَّهُ To proceed, Allah says in his Noble Book: Ama ba’ad yakūl Allāh fī Kitabihil Karīm أما بعد يَقُول الله فيِ كِتابِه الكَرِيم In the name of Allah: the Lord of Mercy, the Giver of Mercy, Bismillāhir-Rahmānir-Rahīm. بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ (Sayed Ammar recites the Qur'ān) Even though it's late, I hope that Insha'Allah this will be of help. (wasalam)
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