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    Friend of All reacted to Laayla in A ShiaChat Reunion?   
    Bismehe Ta3ala, 
    Assalam Alikum 
    @Hajar
    @wilayah
    @roya 
    @SO SOLID SHIA
    It would be a wonderful 3id if we can hear back from them.
    Sub7an'Allah where Allah wants us to be He will take us there.
    I hope they are well and we meet up in jannah and hang out. 
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    Friend of All got a reaction from Hameedeh in A ShiaChat Reunion?   
    Phoenix ..wub ;)
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    Friend of All got a reaction from HR in A ShiaChat Reunion?   
    The reason of my disappearance was Dubai too.. the site was banned. 
    And then ofcourse as we age the responsibilties keep on piling up alhamdulillah.
    Ali Imran ..mashaAllah you are studying in Qum.. thats really awesome. 
    Thanks for the reunion thread.. feels good to be connected.. we have seen the ups and downs of life while on the forum and lot of people were supportive at times when there was no way out.. cant thank enough..
    Phoenix ..wub ;)
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    Friend of All got a reaction from HR in A ShiaChat Reunion?   
    Salam Alaikum all,
    It has been ages and today somebody sent a Morgan Freeman msg that brought me to the forum just to see I am tagged and kinda remembered.  
    Life has taken me to all sorts of places, alhamdulillah..
    So glad to have been here and now back after so long..
    Thanks HR and Ali Imran.. hope you guys are doing good, iA
    Zulji..so proud of you, big hug.. 
    I have grown really old I cant even tag correctly :/
     
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    Friend of All got a reaction from Abu Nur in A ShiaChat Reunion?   
    The reason of my disappearance was Dubai too.. the site was banned. 
    And then ofcourse as we age the responsibilties keep on piling up alhamdulillah.
    Ali Imran ..mashaAllah you are studying in Qum.. thats really awesome. 
    Thanks for the reunion thread.. feels good to be connected.. we have seen the ups and downs of life while on the forum and lot of people were supportive at times when there was no way out.. cant thank enough..
    Phoenix ..wub ;)
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    Friend of All got a reaction from Abu Nur in A ShiaChat Reunion?   
    Salam Alaikum all,
    It has been ages and today somebody sent a Morgan Freeman msg that brought me to the forum just to see I am tagged and kinda remembered.  
    Life has taken me to all sorts of places, alhamdulillah..
    So glad to have been here and now back after so long..
    Thanks HR and Ali Imran.. hope you guys are doing good, iA
    Zulji..so proud of you, big hug.. 
    I have grown really old I cant even tag correctly :/
     
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    Friend of All got a reaction from phoenix in A ShiaChat Reunion?   
    Phoenix ..wub ;)
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    Friend of All got a reaction from phoenix in A ShiaChat Reunion?   
    The reason of my disappearance was Dubai too.. the site was banned. 
    And then ofcourse as we age the responsibilties keep on piling up alhamdulillah.
    Ali Imran ..mashaAllah you are studying in Qum.. thats really awesome. 
    Thanks for the reunion thread.. feels good to be connected.. we have seen the ups and downs of life while on the forum and lot of people were supportive at times when there was no way out.. cant thank enough..
    Phoenix ..wub ;)
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    Friend of All got a reaction from Abbas. in A ShiaChat Reunion?   
    Salam Alaikum all,
    It has been ages and today somebody sent a Morgan Freeman msg that brought me to the forum just to see I am tagged and kinda remembered.  
    Life has taken me to all sorts of places, alhamdulillah..
    So glad to have been here and now back after so long..
    Thanks HR and Ali Imran.. hope you guys are doing good, iA
    Zulji..so proud of you, big hug.. 
    I have grown really old I cant even tag correctly :/
     
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    Friend of All got a reaction from Don'tMakeAس in A ShiaChat Reunion?   
    The reason of my disappearance was Dubai too.. the site was banned. 
    And then ofcourse as we age the responsibilties keep on piling up alhamdulillah.
    Ali Imran ..mashaAllah you are studying in Qum.. thats really awesome. 
    Thanks for the reunion thread.. feels good to be connected.. we have seen the ups and downs of life while on the forum and lot of people were supportive at times when there was no way out.. cant thank enough..
    Phoenix ..wub ;)
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    Friend of All got a reaction from Don'tMakeAس in A ShiaChat Reunion?   
    Salam Alaikum all,
    It has been ages and today somebody sent a Morgan Freeman msg that brought me to the forum just to see I am tagged and kinda remembered.  
    Life has taken me to all sorts of places, alhamdulillah..
    So glad to have been here and now back after so long..
    Thanks HR and Ali Imran.. hope you guys are doing good, iA
    Zulji..so proud of you, big hug.. 
    I have grown really old I cant even tag correctly :/
     
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    Friend of All got a reaction from Ibn al-Hussain in A ShiaChat Reunion?   
    The reason of my disappearance was Dubai too.. the site was banned. 
    And then ofcourse as we age the responsibilties keep on piling up alhamdulillah.
    Ali Imran ..mashaAllah you are studying in Qum.. thats really awesome. 
    Thanks for the reunion thread.. feels good to be connected.. we have seen the ups and downs of life while on the forum and lot of people were supportive at times when there was no way out.. cant thank enough..
    Phoenix ..wub ;)
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    Friend of All got a reaction from Hameedeh in A ShiaChat Reunion?   
    The reason of my disappearance was Dubai too.. the site was banned. 
    And then ofcourse as we age the responsibilties keep on piling up alhamdulillah.
    Ali Imran ..mashaAllah you are studying in Qum.. thats really awesome. 
    Thanks for the reunion thread.. feels good to be connected.. we have seen the ups and downs of life while on the forum and lot of people were supportive at times when there was no way out.. cant thank enough..
    Phoenix ..wub ;)
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    Friend of All reacted to raat ki rani in A ShiaChat Reunion?   
    Asalamunalaikum all, it's raat ki Rani ( shudders at awful username) 
    I think it's fair to say we were all different people back then and have progressed (hopefully) into more mature adults. 
    I am now married (6years this year) with 2 gorgeous kids (if I don't say so myself) 
    Being a mother really is a game changer, everything revolves around your children. Even mind numbing decisions are made with the children mind. 
    My shiachat period was wonderful, I had fun convos sometimes deep sometimes religious. I actually did learn alot about our faith on here. Made some lovely friends, some of whom I still talk to today. I'm not gona do a HR and list them though sorry...
    I think something like being active on a forum can only be a part of your life for so long. Life changes with it your priorities. I loved being part of this forum and will always cherish it. 
     
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    Friend of All got a reaction from Hameedeh in A ShiaChat Reunion?   
    Salam Alaikum all,
    It has been ages and today somebody sent a Morgan Freeman msg that brought me to the forum just to see I am tagged and kinda remembered.  
    Life has taken me to all sorts of places, alhamdulillah..
    So glad to have been here and now back after so long..
    Thanks HR and Ali Imran.. hope you guys are doing good, iA
    Zulji..so proud of you, big hug.. 
    I have grown really old I cant even tag correctly :/
     
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    Friend of All reacted to phoenix in A ShiaChat Reunion?   
    Did someone give me a shout-out? Are we having an India vs Pak cricket match wager again? :-P Thanks, @Ibn al-Hussain (even with that change of screen name, you were easily recognisable).
    SC did force me to encounter a lot of untold truths and question several   status quos, led me to explore the richness of the fiqhi world and the diversity of beliefs held on to by the Imamis with the progression of time, and basically just added to my thirst for knowledge. One of the saddest but poignant moments (while I was still active here) - apart from @Ali Naqi's demise - was when one of the members embraced atheism, but Al-Hamdu lillah, they reverted.
    I'm not really sure when I transitioned from here to FB, but when I did, it was mostly the newer lot that I had become more well acquainted with (and who would have been most instrumental in the unearthing of information formerly unknown to me), although that was a phase that didn't last long either. Perhaps I became more settled and calmer and tolerant (all my posts and exchanges on the wall too are still here, however I no longer identify with some of my earlier self) and arrived to some sort of conclusion regarding matters, perhaps I didn't exude that kind of energy anymore and preferred to instead present and/or discuss topics in my classes/lectures or on MSN/Skype, but primarily, it was my real life projects/institution amongst my community that i became involved with at the grassroots level that gained priority and time. While my SC visits are rare, once in a blue moon kind, I do visit FB more or less regularly, more in the position of an observer: it's interesting to watch/read what others have to say.
    I have gone on to forge some very good friendships/acquaintances with some of the members off SC, who remain in regular touch. Off the top of my head, currently @habib e najjaar @Praetorius @Nocturne @Khadim uz Zahra @Mary_Poppins @Nida_e_Zahra and several others in the past.
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    Friend of All reacted to Zuljenah in A ShiaChat Reunion?   
    Posting again.. as requested by HR!
    Well, I've met a lot of ShiaChatters. I actually met more ShiaChatters when I briefly visited London in 2005 than I did when I lived there for 2.5 years! I've met ShiaChatters in London, Canada, the US and Australia. I don't think any of the ones I have met are active on ShiaChat anymore.. I can't remember all of their usernames, but just a few were Sweeter than Salsabeel, Path2Felicity, Iman, Bahlool, Baatil ka Kaatil, Curious Infidel.
    Anyhow, I'm living in upstate NY and am a practicing attorney. I went from doing my graduate degree in Middle Eastern Studies to a law degree, lived in London for a few years, and now I'm back in the states. And yes, Dobby is still alive, alhamdulillah! Don't know why you all are trying to kill off my masoom cat! 
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    Friend of All reacted to Peer in A ShiaChat Reunion?   
    wow @HR good to see you're still breathing bro! 
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    Friend of All reacted to HR in A ShiaChat Reunion?   
    This is HR/feminist. It took me a while to remember my password! Thanks @Ibn al-Hussain for initiating this. Boy you have matured over the years! (reading your post)
    Feel very nostalgic visiting the forum again! I joined back in Feb 2003 - had moved to US in Jan 2003 and was very very homesick as a 19 year old back then. Shiachat was kind of home away from home though initially the insults were quite overwhelming but got used to it eventually :D. I remember being shocked to find out that it was not wajib for a woman to work and cook at home and I got attacked pretty quickly by the likes of @Cary Grantwho later became a very good and close friend! I had quit madressah in 3rd grade for various reasons mainly due to the condescending attitude of African khojas since I was a paki from a humble background back then :S. So the learning curve on Shiachat was steep and kept me occupied during that vulnerable phase of my life when I could have strayed on to things that could have easily ruined my akhirah so Jazakallah to @Ali @Ya Aba 3abdillah and rest of the team that helped set up this forum. Exposure to different ulama and their books was priceless. Also helped me navigate my early years in US in terms of what is haram and what is halal - very helpful
    Of course, it was not all about religion! Lots of things learned on various other topics including a better understanding of the social fabric of Shia community in the west. Totally agree with @Ibn al-Hussain that this forum was a true reflection of the mindset of a common shia in the west. Anywho, made a lot of friends (too many to tag here) who would go on to be a big influence in my personal life. Some of them like @Syedmed even helped me out with my scholarship applications at Uni! @SO SOLID SHIA is probably the funniest person I have virtually met - though we have had a few convos over the phone and paltalk as well. My initial encounter with jokers was probably in DJ's thread below (wonder where he is?)
    Of course became quite active on the urdu forum later (being the FOB that I was). Lots of shayeri and fun altogether! Where is @Peer @Friend of All@misbah 2004 aka Whizbee , @ArJuMaNd@Rawshni @Hasnainand many others
    From my "General off topic" buddies, where are @sweeter than salsabeel @fatima (from UK) @Bismillah@Simba @Nida_e_Zahra.  @raat ki rani lol @A follower @WEST_INDIAN_RUDEGYAL @wilayah was grace personified! Some characters we had back then @Ibrahim110 who issued a fatwa against pink color and considered tampons as Dajjal! No kidding
    Can't believe Dobby is still alive @Zuljenah. Last I dissed him was 10 years ago! @queenjafri my fobby friend u were funny too! Met a few shiachatters in real life as well. @Javy back when I was in Arlington, TX. 
    The deaths of @Ali Naqi and Aaliyah were heartbreaking and I remember crying and being affected by it though I had only known them on this forum or facebook. Please recite Surah Fatiha for them
    Then there was that famous/notorious hijabi pic thread of mine. Got a lot of flak for posting that pic from friends and probably cost me personally more than I would have imagined. But do I regret? No. It was for fun and to make people laugh and I think all those objectives were achieved. Would I do it again? Hell no
    Pretty much lost touch with Shiachat after 2007 mostly because I moved to DUBAYYY and the website is banned here. Got married in 2009 and have a lovely son alhamdulillah. Am glad I moved back to Dubai back then and got to spend more time with parents and siblings
    From a religious perspective, there hasn't been a u turn or a huge fluctuation. Maulana Syed Ali Murtuza Zaidi was/is a big influence on me from a religious perspective ever since I attended his majlis for the first time in 2007. Lately Brother Khalil Jaffer from Canada has been inspriational - his majalis "Origin and Truth", "Freeing the butterfly within" (What an amazing series of lectures!) "The End of Negative Suffering" have been life changing seriously
    So that was me reliving some part of the 3-4 years I spent actively on Shiachat. Quite a long post and I haven't even covered one half of it. Look forward to reading more from the oldies. Adios!
     
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    Friend of All got a reaction from smiley123 in A ShiaChat Reunion?   
    Salam Alaikum all,
    It has been ages and today somebody sent a Morgan Freeman msg that brought me to the forum just to see I am tagged and kinda remembered.  
    Life has taken me to all sorts of places, alhamdulillah..
    So glad to have been here and now back after so long..
    Thanks HR and Ali Imran.. hope you guys are doing good, iA
    Zulji..so proud of you, big hug.. 
    I have grown really old I cant even tag correctly :/
     
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    Friend of All got a reaction from Struggling_onn in A ShiaChat Reunion?   
    The reason of my disappearance was Dubai too.. the site was banned. 
    And then ofcourse as we age the responsibilties keep on piling up alhamdulillah.
    Ali Imran ..mashaAllah you are studying in Qum.. thats really awesome. 
    Thanks for the reunion thread.. feels good to be connected.. we have seen the ups and downs of life while on the forum and lot of people were supportive at times when there was no way out.. cant thank enough..
    Phoenix ..wub ;)
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    Friend of All got a reaction from Struggling_onn in A ShiaChat Reunion?   
    Salam Alaikum all,
    It has been ages and today somebody sent a Morgan Freeman msg that brought me to the forum just to see I am tagged and kinda remembered.  
    Life has taken me to all sorts of places, alhamdulillah..
    So glad to have been here and now back after so long..
    Thanks HR and Ali Imran.. hope you guys are doing good, iA
    Zulji..so proud of you, big hug.. 
    I have grown really old I cant even tag correctly :/
     
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    Friend of All got a reaction from bacchante1015 in A ShiaChat Reunion?   
    The reason of my disappearance was Dubai too.. the site was banned. 
    And then ofcourse as we age the responsibilties keep on piling up alhamdulillah.
    Ali Imran ..mashaAllah you are studying in Qum.. thats really awesome. 
    Thanks for the reunion thread.. feels good to be connected.. we have seen the ups and downs of life while on the forum and lot of people were supportive at times when there was no way out.. cant thank enough..
    Phoenix ..wub ;)
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    Friend of All got a reaction from bacchante1015 in A ShiaChat Reunion?   
    Salam Alaikum all,
    It has been ages and today somebody sent a Morgan Freeman msg that brought me to the forum just to see I am tagged and kinda remembered.  
    Life has taken me to all sorts of places, alhamdulillah..
    So glad to have been here and now back after so long..
    Thanks HR and Ali Imran.. hope you guys are doing good, iA
    Zulji..so proud of you, big hug.. 
    I have grown really old I cant even tag correctly :/
     
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    Friend of All got a reaction from Miss Wonderful in A ShiaChat Reunion?   
    The reason of my disappearance was Dubai too.. the site was banned. 
    And then ofcourse as we age the responsibilties keep on piling up alhamdulillah.
    Ali Imran ..mashaAllah you are studying in Qum.. thats really awesome. 
    Thanks for the reunion thread.. feels good to be connected.. we have seen the ups and downs of life while on the forum and lot of people were supportive at times when there was no way out.. cant thank enough..
    Phoenix ..wub ;)
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