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  1. Salaam everyone! As a member of my university’s Thaqalayn Muslim Association, I am involved in planning a large scale memorial/vigil/commemorative event for all the victims of the recent attacks against the Shia populations in Pakistan. The TMA members and I have some really exciting ideas, and we hope to host the event during the last week of this month inshaAllah. However, I need all of your guys’ help! If any of you can provide me with a list of the Shia victims’ names, be it even 10 or 20 or 100 (hopefully), it would really be appreciated. The TMA and I plan to acknowledge and pray for ea
  2. "They call us a nation of tears, but with these tears we have overthrown an empire!" - Ayatollah Khomeini

  3. Ya Mahdi Imam (ajtf), this world needs you.

  4. Salam :) There are two Khoja jam'at khanas in Calgary. However, they conduct their religious practices far differently than Ithna-Asheris. Their jummahs take place on Friday nights and, I am not sure if you are aware of this, but Ismailis do not preform regular 5 daily sala't. Instead they recite a dua'a together three times a day. If you are an Ithna-Ashari my best best is for you to go to the Hussaini Association of Calgary (the Indian/Pakistani) one. There is also an Iraqi, Lebanese, and Iranian centre as well. :) Enaya
  5. Salam, There are a few Hussainyas actually. The main one is the Hussaini Association of Calgary, it is located in the NE part of the city and is often organized by Pakistanis and Indians. A few blocks away from that centre is an Iraqi Hussainya. There is also a Lebanese and Iranian Hussainya in Calgary. The Lebanese and Iranian centres are not actual masjids, more like rented areas and such. If you wish, I can get the contact information for all. :) Enaya
  6. Thank you for welcoming me :) and yes, I agree. I did not intend my post to cause such fights. I was just hoping to find others who made the same changes that I did :) P.S. I am from Canada too! Hahaha, born and raised eh.
  7. Salam Abdul, I was born and raised a Sunni. I did not choose to be one. I was born into it. Just as being born into Islam does not necessarily make one a Muslim. I taught Sunni Islamic School for two years and never really understood what I was teaching my students. I did not understand why there was so much emphasis on the Sahaba and little to none on the Ahlul-Bayt. I had always known that Rasulullah (SAW) loved his family very much. I did not understand why I wasn't teaching my students about them instead. Aside from that, I was surrounded by a community who believed that Sunni'ism was the
  8. "Do not let your difficulties fill you with anxiety; after all, it is only on the darkest nights that the stars shine more brilliantly." ~ Imam Ali (as)

  9. Yes I agree. You made a valid point there :)
  10. That is great! It is very nice to meet you Qaim, and thank you for replying to my post :) Thank you for replying to my post and thank you for the links! I shall check them out :D Thank you Mr. Kamran Syed. May Allah also bless you! Thank you very much for replying to my post Osama. It is nice to meet you :) And Insh'Allah. I am only on the first few steps of my spiritual journey. Hello Dawud, wow you converted from Salafi'ism to Shi'a! That is amazing, especially due to the fact that most Salafis are not very fond of the Shi'a sect. It is an honour to meet you :) I am very glad to see suc
  11. My personal opinion is: 1). We are no one to be judging who is Muslim and who is not. 2). The fundamental declaration of faith, the Shahadat, is the same for all religions. And I believe that as long as any man/woman truly believes in the Shahadat then they are as Muslim as any one of us. I am aware that several Ismaili beliefs differ from the common Ithna-Ashari values and are quite liberal to some extent. However, instead of finding ways to divide ourselves, we should respect such differences and use them to learn about one another and become more tolerant. This entire battle of "who is Musl
  12. Salaam Everyone, I am a recent convert into the Shi'a sect from the Sunni sect. I was just wondering if there are others like me on this website. If so, do contact me :) I would love to get to know you, and perhaps share our "finding of truth" tales! Love Enaya
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