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    Goswami got a reaction from AmirioTheMuzzy in Shamsi & Shia Disucuss | “Ali Was a Divinely Appoi   
    If you notice in the narrations, the beggar made several pleas but none responded including Imam Ali a.s but when he said the following (bolded part)
    Hazrat Abu Zar Ghaffari (ra) says that one day he was praying with the Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw) when a beggar came to the Prophet's mosque (Masjid-e-Nabavi) in Madina and began to ask for alms. No one responded to his pleas. The beggar raised his hands towards heavens and said, "Allah! Be a witness that I came to Thy Prophet's mosque and no one gave me anything."
    When a Prophet or an Imam prays, their attention/focus on salat is 100% and likewise during this prayer but when the beggar mentioned Allah swt name, the plea went to Allah swt and He swt answered the beggar through the means of Imam Ali a.s as His connection was with Allah swt at the time.
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    Goswami reacted to Raheel Yunus in Why Shirk?   
    Quran is a book which tells us about the purpose of our creation and it sets 
    a goal to achieve. It also tells us how to achieve that goal.

    We                     rooh/spirit
    Body                  highly sophisticated creature made by Allah, it has            
                               intelligence, six senses, can act and reproduce. No emotions, No desire.
     Nafs                 In it reside Desire,emotions.
    We can classify Nafs into necessity and fitrat.
    Necessity is breathing, eating, drinking etc.
    Fitrah is divided into two parts
    Good and Bad
    We (rooh) are connected to Nafs through body.
    Rooh is having some flaw (sense of "I" or shirk) because of this Rooh considers himself separate from the Absolute reality.
    This flaw (shirk) created Ego in the spirit.
    Ego of the spirit comes into contact with Nafs through body.
    Because of this Ego in spirit, good and bad fitrah of nafs got triggered (comes to life)
    Basic purpose of life for the rooh is to remove its (shirk) flaw and get back to it's original state : annihilate in to Absolute reality.
    (Shirk) Flaw can be removed if rooh is able to kill its ego and ego can be killed by killing the nafs (both good and bad).
    Rooh got a task by the mercy of Allah that by the means of body kill the Nafs and get cured.
    So the purpose of rooh is to realize that nothing exist except Allah or 
    La ilaha illallaah (tawheed).
    Only purpose of this life given to rooh, is to remove sense of "I" (shirk).
    Quran shows the way how to do it.
    That is sirat-e-mustaqim.
    If we are not able to attain this before death than we get another chance, another cycle of death and life.
    That is the meaning of Shirk is unforgivable.
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    Goswami reacted to SoRoUsH in Why Shirk?   
    Shirk is dangerous because it shifts the framework within which one operates, every day, every hour, every minute. 
    Allah is الحق، The Truth. Tawheed is the framework that is founded upon this truth. 
    Shirk, on the other hand, is founded upon the notion of the multiplicity of truths. In this framework there not one الحق، there are two, few, or many. 
    Consequently, any action within the framework of shirk is fueled and imbued with the wrong intention and for the sake of other than الحق. And since each action is evaluated based on the intention behind it, every action outside of the framework of Tawheed is unacceptable by Allah, since it's done for other than Allah, or for not Allah alone.
    If an action is not done for the sake of Allah alone, then it's not accepted by Allah. A philanthropist in the framework of shirk is building a house of dirt on a rock that can easily be blown away by wind. 
    On the other hand, a murderer, who acknowledges the oneness of God, following repentance and atonement, either in this world or the next, can be forgiven. 
    This is how I understand it.
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    Goswami reacted to Qa'im in Why Shirk?   
    Wa alaykum assalam sir. Allah does not punish one until a proof is presented to them. If a mushrik is geographically or intellectually isolated from a valid representation of Islam, he will not be judged in the same way as a mushrik in a different circumstance.
    A companion asked the Messenger of Allah (s), "Inform me, will Allah punish a person without a proof?"
    The Messenger replied, "God forbid."
    The companion asked, "So are the children of the polytheists in Paradise or in the Fire?"
    The Messenger said, "Allah has more of a right over them.
    When Allah gathers the creatures on the Day of Resurrection to cast judgment, He will begin with the children of the polytheists.
    He will say to them, 'My male and female servants, who is your Lord, what is your religion, and what are your deeds?'
    So they will say, 'O Allah, You are our Lord, You created us, and we created nothing. You caused us to die, and we caused nothing to die. You did not give us a speaking tongue, nor a discerning ear, nor a book that we could read, nor a messenger that we could follow. We do not have knowledge, for You have not taught us.'
    So He will say to them, 'My male and female servants, if I were to command you to do something, would you do it?'
    So they will say, 'We hear and obey You, O our Lord.'
    So Allah will bring a fire called al-Falaq, which is the most severe punishment in Hell, and burns dark black with chains and shackles. Then Allah will order it to blow into the faces of the creatures. The severity of its blow will sever the heavens, obliterate the stars, freeze the seas, shake the mountains, grieve the sight [of the creation], cause the pregnant to miscarry, and cause the children to grey due to its horror on the Day of Resurrection.
    Then, Allah will order the children of the polytheists to throw themselves into that Fire. So those whom Allah knows would be good will throw themselves into it, and it will be cool and peaceful for them, just as it was for Abraham [a]. And those whom Allah knows would be wretched will not throw themselves into the fire, so Allah will order the fire to overtake them for abandoning His order, and they will follow their forefathers into Hell."
    في كتاب التوحيد باسناده إلى عبد الله بن سلام مولى رسول الله صلى عليه وآله قال: سألت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله فقلت: اخبرني أيعذب الله عز وجل خلقا بلا حجة؟فقال: معاذ الله، قلت: فأولاد المشركين في الجنة أم في النار؟فقال: الله تبارك و تعالى أولى بهم، انه إذا كان يوم القيامة وجمع الله عز وجل الخلائق لفصل القضاء يأتي بأولاد المشركين فيقول لهم عبيدي وإمائي من ربكم وما دينكم وما أعمالكم؟قال: فيقولون: اللهم ربنا أنت خلقتنا ولم نخلق شيئا، وأنت أمتنا ولم نمت شيئا، ولم تجعل لنا ألسنة ننطق بها ولا اسماعا نسمع ولا كتابا نقرؤه ولا رسولا فنتبعه، و لا علم لنا الا ما علمتنا، قال: فيقول لهم عز وجل: عبيدي وإمائي ان أمرتكم بأمر أتفعلونه؟فيقولون: السمع والطاعة لك يا ربنا، قال: فيأمر الله عز وجل نارا يقال لها الفلق أشد شئ في جهنم عذابا فتخرج من مكانها سوداء مظلمة بالسلاسل والأغلال، فيأمرها الله عز وجل ان تنفخ في وجوه الخلائق نفخة فتنفخ، فمن شدة نفختها تنقطع السماء وتنطمس النجوم وتجمد البحار وتزول الجبال وتظلم الابصار وتضع الحوامل حملها، وتشيب الولدان من هولها يوم القيامة ثم يأمر الله تبارك وتعالى أطفال المشركين أن يلقوا أنفسهم في تلك النار، فمن سبق له في علم الله عزوجل أن يكون سعيدا ألقى نفسه فيها فكانت عليه بردا وسلاما كما كانت على إبراهيم عليه السلام، ومن سبق له في علم الله عزوجل أن يكون شقيا امتنع فلم يلق نفسه في النار، فيأمر الله تبارك و تعالى النار فتلقطه لتركه أمر الله وامتناعه من الدخول فيها فيكون تبعا لآبائه في جهنم
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    Goswami reacted to Qa'im in Why Shirk?   
    First let us understand that shirk is not just the belief in more than one god. In reality, all sins are rooted in some form of shirk. When Iblees refused to bow to Adam, his envy was rooted in a sense of entitlement. Even though he was worshiping Allah for thousands of years, he was worshiping Allah for his own sake -- to be God's beloved chosen one. Iblees not only disobeyed Allah, but disagreed with His choice and debated Him. Iblees therefore preferred himself over God, out of arrogance, and this is a form of shirk. Shirk is not just having an incorrect conception of God. It is obeying something besides God. I may obey my appetites, my desires, my ruler, my family, my tribe, my culture, my priest/rabbi/shaykh all at the expense of obeying God. The object of Islam is to give Allah a monopoly on authority and submit to Him. As soon as we associate partners with Him, then we miss the most fundamental truth of our existence, and we create disorder and chaos in ourselves and around us.
    Imam al-Jawad [a] said, "Whomever pays heed to a speaker has worshiped him. So if the speaker speaks on behalf of Allah, then he has worshiped Allah, and if the speaker speaks on behalf of Satan, then he has worshiped Satan." (الحسين بن محمد، عن معلى بن محمد، عن أحمد بن محمد بن إبراهيم الارمني، عن الحسن بن علي بن يقطين، عن أبي جعفر عليه السلام قال: من أصغى إلى ناطق فقد عبده فإن كان الناطق يؤدي عن الله عزوجل فقد عبد الله وإن كان الناطق يؤدي عن الشيطان فقد عبد الشيطان.)
    As for the philanthropist anthropomorphist, we don't know why or how he came to the conclusions that he came to about God. If he never encountered the higher truth about God (that He is not anthropomorphic), then Allah will test him differently on the Day of Judgment. Or perhaps his philanthropy is being done for bad intentions. Allah is the Judge and He knows what is in the hearts.
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    Goswami got a reaction from Raheel Yunus in Why Shirk?   
    No this is not flawed because we have plethora of such examples from our daily life for instance Sir Ganga Ram who was a Hindu Mushrik ; he built colleges , schools and hospitals. Thousands of Muslims are treated in his hospital gratis even to this day but guess what? Sir Ganga Ram will be eternally damned for being a Mushrik while a Monotheist who blows himself up in public has  a better chance of salvation since he is not a mushriq. 
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    Goswami got a reaction from Raheel Yunus in Why Shirk?   
    Every vile deed is a crime against your soul. Just like a physical action has its reward in naturalistic realm likewise an action has its reward in metaphysical realm. Every vile deed earns us a Divine Wrath upon our souls , concomitantly our souls are polluted. So, shirk is no exception. Hence , this argument is also invalid. 
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    Goswami got a reaction from Raheel Yunus in Why Shirk?   
    Every sin is ultimately against Allah. This very dichotomy of sinning against Allah and sinning against His creation is sham. When we sin against Allah's creations then we are violating His commandments. So , eventually it is a sin against Allah too . Hence , the argument is invalid. 
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    Goswami got a reaction from shia farm girl in Why Shirk?   
    Copied , This is the answer I was looking for. 
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    Goswami got a reaction from shia farm girl in Why Shirk?   
    Every vile deed is a crime against your soul. Just like a physical action has its reward in naturalistic realm likewise an action has its reward in metaphysical realm. Every vile deed earns us a Divine Wrath upon our souls , concomitantly our souls are polluted. So, shirk is no exception. Hence , this argument is also invalid. 
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    Goswami got a reaction from shia farm girl in Why Shirk?   
    Salam to all honorable members. I have asked this question on sundry forums but I have never received any satisfactory response or you can say an eloquent response. The question is , what is the wisdom or philosophy behind shirk being the worst crime imaginable? I mean there are several other heinous crimes which appear far more grotesque than shirk but still according to Islam shirk is the worst crime in the eyes of Allah. Why it is that so? Let us consider a hypothetical scenario, there is a person who believes in an anthropomorphic deity but at the same time he is a great philanthropist. Now there is another person whose concept of tawheed is immaculately aligned with the teachings of tashayyu but at the same time he is a murderer. Now , according to Islamic principles it is the former person who is the worst criminal in the court of Allah not the latter one. I am unable to decipher the wisdom behind this scenario. I will appreciate inputs from members. Thanking you in advance. I hope I will receive the best answer from this forum as it has never disappointed me ever. Jazak Allah.

    @Qa'im @Intellectual Resistance @SoRoUsH
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    Goswami reacted to Muslim2010 in Knowledge of Imams   
    The following link provides the book Alkafi in English.
    The title "Part 4-The Book about People with Divine Authority" provides the hadith about the knowledge of imams:
    The following Chapters of this title mention the hadiths about the knowledge of imams:
    :Chapter Nos: 11, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 29, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 42, 43, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49
                           50, 51, 57, 58, 59, 100
    This will be informative to you
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    Goswami reacted to Urwatul Wuthqa in Are Prophets prophet by birth?   
    I am trying to get the translation of tafseer Al-Mizan, how Ayatullah Tabatabi has explained this matter. Here is the Arabic text from his tafseer:
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    Goswami reacted to SoRoUsH in Are Prophets prophet by birth?   
    Wa Alaikom As-salam, 
    Prophets have the disposition required to receive the light, which carries the knwoledge of the book and Iman. All knowledge come from Allah, and prophets aren't born with the knowledge, rather they receive it from Allah. It is important to make the distinction between being born with this special disposition to receive prophetic knowledge and being born with the prophetic knowledge itself. Non-prophets neither are born with this disposition nor can achieve it. Prophets and messengers are selected by Allah to deliver His message, prior to their physical births. 
    This is my understanding and Allah knows best. 
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    Goswami reacted to Qa'im in Gabreal or Holy Spirit? Is this a contradiction?   
    Well it's not a contradiction, because the Holy Spirit is the means by which the Messenger (s) could see and hear Gabriel.
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    Goswami reacted to SoRoUsH in Gabreal or Holy Spirit? Is this a contradiction?   
    Must there be only two options? Either the Holy Spirit or Jibreel? 
    What about a third option? They both brought it down. May be together or may be separately on different occasions? 
    My personal view is that Angels function as vehicles of (some) spirits. Jibreel carried the Holy Spirit, which had The Book/message with it. 
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    Goswami got a reaction from Hameedeh in Weird topics exposed   
    This is 2018
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    Goswami got a reaction from Ashvazdanghe in Weird topics exposed   
    This is 2018
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    Goswami got a reaction from Ejaz in Shia Islamic Ruling On Blasphemy   
    salman taseer was wrongly murdered . second as per shiism only an infallible has the authority over punishment.(blasphemy,apstacy.....)
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    Goswami reacted to baqar in Shia Islam stance on slavery?   
    My dear friend,
    Well, please permit me to give you my own views on the subject.
    It is COMPLETELY incorrect to suggest that Islam encourages slavery.
    On the contrary, it tries very hard to phase out slavery.
    For example, the Quran asks Muslims why they don't share their wealth with their slaves, so that they are EQUAL to them?  (Q. 16:71)
    Well, if you give so much to your slave that he is your EQUAL, then clearly he is NO LONGER your slave.
    He is your EQUAL.
    That is Quran's way of getting rid of slavery.
    You may ask why the Quran didn't make a grand announcement like Abraham Lincoln abolishing slavery.
    Well, the slaves in Lincoln's jurisdiction had no guarantee that they will have food and a roof to sleep under once they left the master, whereas the Quran assures the slave of his provisions.
    He becomes his master's equal and continues to live with him until he can find a job or  source of living.  
    As for slave girls, they are not only slaves but they also have the rights that all women do.
    And therefore according to Q. 4:19, Muslims are not allowed to do anything to a slave girl against her will.
    And Q. 24:33 says that if a slave (man or woman) wants to leave you, you must set them free and let them go..
    In effect, it means that you cannot have anyone, man or woman, as your slave if they don't want to be your slave. 
    So there you are !
    For more on the subject, you might like to read "A Closer Look at Islam."
    This book has been adjudged a finalist by the Book Excellence Awards 2018.
    I am sure your Christian friend will find a lot of interesting information in this book. 
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    Goswami reacted to Arminmo in Shia Islam stance on slavery?   
    The thing your friend is saying, is by his or her own definition of justice.
    by gods definition slavery is justice.
    show your friend word of god in Torah.
    we can’t refer to injil, because they don’t have it.
    ( your friend is Christian , and these concepts is not acceptable in that corrupted New Testament, they think it’s exactly words of jesus )
    Deuteronomy 21
    10 When you go to war against your enemies and the Lord your God delivers them into your hands and you take captives, 
    11 if you notice among the captives a beautiful woman and are attracted to her, you may take her as your wife. 
    12 Bring her into your home and have her shave her head, trim her nails 
    13 and put aside the clothes she was wearing when captured. After she has lived in your house and mourned her father and mother for a full month, then you may go to her and be her husband and she shall be your wife. 
    14 If you are not pleased with her, let her go wherever she wishes. You must not sell her or treat her as a slave, since you have dishonored her.
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    Goswami reacted to Qa'im in Shia Islam stance on slavery?   
    In pre-capitalist and pre-feudal societies, slavery was the economic system of the day. Aristotle starts his Politics with the role of men, women, and slaves in a polis. Abolishing slavery completely was simply not feasible. However freeing a slave was considered a good deed, and turning your slave into an indentured servant was recommended (mukataba, 24:33), and freeing a slave was an atonement for certain sins (thihar, breaking an oath, etc.) There is a narration which implies that Allah dislikes slavery ("Surely, Gabriel came to me and said, 'O Muhammad! Surely, the most evil of your Umma are those who sell people." إنه أتاني جبرئيل فقال : يا محمد إن شرار اُمّتك الذين يبيعون الناس )
    The example of slavery that most people are familiar with today is the African American experience from the 16th to the 19th century, but not all slavery is like that. Here is a good video on how slavery differed from culture to culture: https://youtu.be/X2YH1pUFd94
    It goes without saying that even our modern "enlightened" economic system relies on the labour and exploitation of disadvantaged people. Hundreds of millions of people today, including many children, are doing hard labour for pennies, just so that the first world can maintain its lifestyle. At least slave owners had to pay for the food and shelter of their slaves, and some (like the Janissaries) were given a salary.
    Another note: slavery was not tied to a certain colour or race. Likewise, there was no stigma around the descendants of slaves: most Abbasid caliphs were sons of slave women, while it took America 150 years to elect a black man, who wasn't even a descendant of slaves himself. Furthermore, today in Muslim cultures, there is almost no consciousness of whose ancestors were or weren't slaves (unlike America today), while the carcass of Social Darwinism still reeks to this day.
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    Goswami reacted to shadow_of_light in Shia Islam stance on slavery?   
    : علي عن أخيه عليه‌السلام قال : سألته عن رجل قال لامته وأراد أن يعتقها ويتزوجها : أعتقتك وجعلت صداقك عتقك قال : عتقت وهي بالخيار إن شاءت تزوجته وإن شاءت فلا ، وإن تزوجته فليعطها شيئا ، وإن قال : تزوجتك وجعلت مهرك عتقك كان النكاح (*) شيئا واجبا إلى أن يعطيها شيئا
    A man was going to free his slave(as her mehr) and then marry her. Imam-a- said:
    Free her and then she has the choice to marry him or not. And if she marries him, he must give her something (i.e, her mehr).
    "Those whom your right hands possess"may be a wrong translation. The word yameen has other meanings too: vow,promise,...
    So maybe it means those whom you possessed by vows. Maybe something like temporary marriage.
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    Goswami reacted to Ibn al-Hussain in Shia Islam stance on slavery?   
    The simple justification is by saying that slavery was a fact of life and there was nothing inherently immoral about it, particularly when you study how slaves were captured and how the institution of slavery worked globally. This fact of life was so prominent that some of the later Imams never even had permanent wives and in fact only had slaves - such as Imam al-Kadhim (a), and most likely Imam al-Hadi (a) and al-'Askari (a) as well.
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    Goswami got a reaction from Hameedeh in Need a Hadith on the following   
    many thanks akhi . what a beautiful hadith it is. Masha Allah . God bless you 
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