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  1. Salaam I have a query, I read the Lord's prayer recently. and I fail to see HOW this is haram?????? "Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil." What is haram about this ??? Its asking Allah to give us rizq, forgive us and save us from evil? how is it haram?? @A
  2. SALAAM PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE POST AND UNTIL THE LAST FULL STOP. SUSPEND JUDGEMENT OF THE TITLE.: I BELIEVE CONSERVATIVE-LIBERTARINISM IS THE WAY IN THE MODERN WORLD. HERE'S WHY: Libertarian Islam by S. Hammad Haider | Feb 12, 2017 A commonly used epithet to describe Islam is ‘The Religion of Peace,’ but this is inaccurate and confusing. The phrase became more commonly used after 9/11 by politicians. The Quran never describes the faith in these terms. It is more accurate to describe Islam as a religion of non-aggression and justice. The Non-aggression principle (NAP) is considered to be a defining principle of libertarianism. Many libertarians today like to bend, or flat out break this principle, however, a Muslim can be a Rothbardian libertarian, like Ron Paul, who manages to encompass economic and sociological theories while using the NAP as an axiom. Libertarians who want to learn more about the NAP are blessed to have the many resources such as the Libertarian Institute, the Scott Horton Show and the Ron Paul Liberty Report. The other day I found some time to listen to one episode of the latter. Afterward, the live chat feature remains open, where many libertarians sing praises for Dr. Paul. To my surprise, in the live chat, there were many libertarians or those who call themselves libertarian, who rejected the NAP! If libertarians are wavering on the NAP, then how can a Muslim, who is supposedly in an inherently aggressive religion, adopt this principle? Again, there are many resources available to libertarians who want to better understand how Muslims can adopt libertarian ideals. Dr. Imad-ad-Dean Ahmad is a scholar and libertarian activist who ran for US Senate as the Libertarian Party candidate. He is currently the President of the Minaret Freedom Institute, a libertarian Muslim think tank. I urge those who want to know more about Islam and libertarianism to read his publications. Furthermore, the roots of Muslim libertarianism are historically much deeper. Dr. Denise Spellberg, an associate professor in the Department of History, at the University of Texas-Austin has a fascinating interview online about her book on Thomas Jefferson’s Quran. She explains that Jefferson saw a place for Muslims in his free society through the writings of John Locke: “Neither pagan nor Mahometan,” meaning Muslim, “nor Jew ought to be excluded from the rights of the commonwealth because of his religion.” It may also be a surprise to some readers that Muslims have a rich tradition of secularism. According to the International Humanist and Ethical Union, the father of secularism is the influential Muslim philosopher Ibn Rushd, also known as Averroes. In his work The Decisive Treatise he provided the justification for the separation of state and religion. Dr. Gary Adler Jr., an associate professor at Penn State University, summarized Ibn Rushd’s secularism in his book on Secularism, Catholicism and the Future of Public life: “In other words, secularism can be seen as an instrument of the Divine, ensuring that the righteous Muslim would be wise in matters affecting them on earth in the same way as the Quran ensures his correct path with respect to matters eternal.” (Secularism, Catholicism and the Future of Public life Adler; p.86). The Prophet Muhammad himself can be an example of the NAP in practice. Imam Tahir ul-Qadri, the scholar who controversially issued a 600-page fatwa against terrorism and suicide bombing, spoke to the United States Institute of Peace about the life of the Prophet. According to Qadri, the Prophet of Islam had a military career for thirteen years, and he only fought back any aggression imposed on him by the enemy. The scholar summarized five verses in the Holy Quran, Islam’s holy book, which mentions ‘self-defense,’ was revealed to the Prophet in the city of Mecca. He believes the word ‘Jihad’ to have many meanings but in a military context as a ‘defensive war’. Jihad, he maintained, is not an aggression, rather it represents self-protection according to the Quran. Ron Paul, a champion of the NAP and libertarianism, echoes this idea of defensive wars, by consistently clarifying his position of non-interventionism, not isolationism. If you have read this far you may assume that I am a typical Muslim apologist. My intention is not to be an apologist, but to offer you a line of reasoning which allows Muslims to fully adopt the NAP. That said, as a believer in the NAP, I fully condemn all forms of terrorism including that from radical Muslims. The Islamic State is led by Sunni Muslims who follow a radical interpretation of Sunnism in order to feed their aspirations. These radical interpretations are rooted in The Ridda Wars conducted after the death of Prophet Muhammad and in the writings of Sunni thinkers Ibn Taymiyah and Abdul Wahab. The Ridda Wars, or Apostasy Wars, were a bloody and influential innovation in the name of Islam, especially from a libertarian perspective. Many libertarians believe in a voluntary tax system, whereby the citizenry can hold the state accountable. Well, in 7th century Arabia, the Prophet Muhammad held a voluntary tax system, and never fought a war for taxes. This took a drastic change after his death when the Islamic empire began to spread by the sword. The beginning of this evil expansion is exemplified in the Ridda Wars, where the first caliph implemented the first statutory taxes. The caliph mandated that anyone who did not recognize his leadership, and held back taxes in opposition to this authority, was an apostate, and an enemy of the state. This began the killings for Apostasy, and taxes, which were never conducted under the leadership of Prophet Muhammad (Sunan an-Nasa’i volume 5, Book 37, Hadith 3978, Eng. Ed., Sahih Darussalam). Ibn Taymiyah and Abdul Wahab aimed to give an academic relevance to this form of terrorism against apostates. Richard Bonney was a History Professor at the University of Leicester, and he wrote the book titled Jihad: Quran to Bin Laden. In his book, he describes Ibn Taymiyah and Abdul Wahab as the inspiration for Osama bin Laden: “Ibn Taymiyah thus should be seen as a revivalist of the doctrine of jihad…His fatwa regarding the Mongols established a precedent: in spite of their claim to be Muslims, their failure to implement shariah rendered the Mongols apostates and hence the lawful object of jihad. Muslim citizens thus had the right, indeed duty, to revolt against them, to wage jihad. For Osama bin Laden, Ibn Taymiyah, along with Shaykh Muhammad Ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhab, is one of the great authorities to be cited to justify the kind of indiscriminate resort to violence which he terms jihad (Jihad: Quran to Bin Laden Bonney; p.121-2). Libertarian Islam is an oxymoron under the violent interpretations of Sunnism, but all major religions have a history of violent and peaceful interpretations. This gives an added importance to Muslims, and fellow libertarians, to use the NAP as a foundational principle. A principle of non-aggression can have the power to unite people. Libertarianism in its purest form has a profound attraction to people of all backgrounds, and I am proud to call myself an American libertarian Muslim. Like many Americans, I am a small business owner, a husband, and a father of two young girls. Yes, I do sport a full beard and my wife wears a headscarf. Yet we still attended the Republican caucuses and proudly wrote in Ron Paul as our vote for president in 2012, not only due to Dr. Paul’s unwavering NAP-based philosophy but due to our belief in wholly American ideals. Freedom of religion is an important part of our society, and if we want American libertarianism to triumph then we should trust our ideals. Scott Horton, a founder of the Libertarian Institute, summarized it best on his podcast. He described the difficulties we will face if we reject Muslims based on their faith, and do not give them a place in our society, as envisioned by John Locke and Thomas Jefferson: “The Islamic state has been saying ‘see fellow Muslims, the Westerners, the Christians, and the Jews, they hate us and they will always hate us. We have no place in the west!’ In other words, pushing for a clash of civilizations that they need because War is the health of the (Islamic) state… Instead of (the Trump administration) arguing that, oh yeah, we believe in the enlightenment and freedom of religion… Muslims absolutely have a place in our society, plenty of places in our society… instead this (immigration) policy plays into the hands of those on the other side.” Salam Ya Ali Madad
  3. Salaam I got my english language paper 1 GCSE tmmrw, this exam is essential and along with math is the core core subject WE HAVE TO PASS. for the 5th question, worth over 50% of the first paper (so 25% of the total grade cuz 2 papers). U may get an option to write a story I have a couple ideas but need some help taking out the plotline and dont wanna gpt it cuz thats a big issue. So, a christian mexican boy, called Jesus (no not christ just a regular mexican boy named Jesus (pronounced Hai- Zoos) is a deeply religious boy and devoted christian. All his life he does good, goes to church every sunday, mass communion, etc. PREACHES THe gospel, knows the bible through and through, has done witness work. Doess all the good stuff like charity, kindness, forgiveness, etc. However, one day, when Jesus is an old man. He seems a homeless boy on the street with a blanket over his legs, the boy seems young perhaps in his 20s. And is asking for money, Jesus ignores him, scoffs and moves on. Later, he feels gulty as this is one of the first fairly bad things hes ever done. Its a sunday so he goes to church for mass. However, the church is empty. When he gets there. There is a man however, on the front bench. Sitting there alone, no one else. Jesus walks up to the man on the bench. He sees the man sitting there, in a suit. He looks most dashing. His shoulders are broad, chest large and strong, But eyes gentle and loviing. the man has long hair and a neat beard. He sits down next to the man and he begins to talk with him and generally how he feels bad for what happned earlier explaining the situation with the boy. A LOOOOOOOOOONG conversation happens. Then, the man with the long hair gets up and says "Look, you preached my word all your life, the gospel. the word I bought down from Heaven, from Holy God. What you did today, was not as i would do." jesus the mexican is taken aback the man in the suit continues he notices the man in the suit's hair looks wet, as if he has just washed it, however, it was dry all day. and the mans suit too is dry. The suited man continues saying "I bought down the message of glad tidings and mercy from God, the magnificent. to all, I raised the dead, healed the leper and the blind and sick. Fed the people, my way is not what yoy have done today. Did you even enquire, to the young boy why he's there? No! You simply saw a young man and thought he must be idle because a young man should be working not begging like an elderly or sick person yes?" Jesus the mexican realises who he's talking to. It is none other than Jesus Christ, son of Mary. "Yes it is I. But go now, go find the boy and come to repent back here. When you have fufilled the right of the people." He runs out the church hall down to the corner where he saw the boy first, the boy sat there, he saw the man and looked at him silently. The boy lifts the blanket. And the man is shocked. Both of the boys legs were gone, not there in the first place. As well as this, he realises now, how thin, bone thin the boy is "He weeps and says, forgiv e me please. " Him and the boy have an exchange and he returns to the church He goes in looking for Jesus Christ "O son of Mary! O holy one! " However, he finds nothing. No one. Indeed however, he sits in the very same corner of the bench he sat on before when talking to jesus christ. and a sense of calm washes over him. He passes away. Can someone help me FILL in the plot line ALSO RATE THE STORYY!!!! shud i also do a muslim version with the Prophet (sawa) and a mosque instead? LMK!!!
  4. ‎‏اَلسَلامُ عَلَيْكُم وَرَحْمَةُ اَللهِ وَبَرَكاتُهُ‎ please do not reply with some lukewarm answers like “it make my heart feel fuzzy ”, reply with genuine criteria that one could apply to every religion (+holy book) and Islam would be the only one that achieves it.
  5. Salaam Alaikum! This is my first post here! How is everyone ??? I am writing here today just to get some advice as someone living in the UK and soon to undertake GCSE then go to college Insha'Allah what advice to anyone working in finance have for me to progres in the field? I am hoping to work in Investment Banking either in mergers and acquistions or Sales and trading Insha'Allah I don't have much experience besides some daytrading I did a while back? What tips you have for an aspring invesment banker? Hopefully I can work in Goldman Sachs or JP one day Insha' Allah ? (as for college i will be attending UK college but after college for UNI i'm unsure whether I wish to attend British or hopefully US Universities for better grad opportunities but I'm unsure how to go about going uni there!) Ya Ali (عليه السلام) Madad
  6. - Shahada (Faith): The Shahada, or declaration of faith, is the cornerstone of Islam, embodying the belief in the oneness of Allah and the prophethood of Muhammad. Muslims affirm their faith by reciting the Shahada, bearing witness that there is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is His messenger. This declaration serves as the foundation upon which all other acts of worship and life decisions are built, guiding Muslims in their spiritual journey and relationship with the divine. - Salah (Prayer): Salah, or ritual prayer, is a fundamental aspect of Islamic practice, serving as a direct means of communication between the believer and Allah. Muslims perform Salah five times a day, facing the Kaaba in Mecca, engaging in a series of physical and verbal acts of worship that foster spiritual connection, mindfulness, and discipline. Through Salah, Muslims seek guidance, express gratitude, and seek forgiveness, nurturing their spiritual growth and maintaining a constant awareness of Allah's presence in their lives. - Zakat (Charity): Zakat, or obligatory charity, is a vital pillar of Islam emphasizing social justice, compassion, and community welfare. Muslims who possess wealth above a certain threshold are required to give a portion of their assets to those in need, ensuring the equitable distribution of resources and the alleviation of poverty. By fulfilling the obligation of Zakat, believers purify their wealth, demonstrate solidarity with the less fortunate, and contribute to the betterment of society, fostering a culture of generosity, empathy, and communal support. - Sawm (Fasting): Sawm, or fasting during the month of Ramadan, is a spiritual practice that cultivates self-discipline, empathy, and devotion among Muslims. Throughout the lunar month of Ramadan, believers abstain from food, drink, and other physical needs from dawn until sunset, focusing instead on prayer, reflection, and acts of charity. By observing Sawm, Muslims deepen their spiritual connection with Allah, purify their hearts and minds, and develop empathy for those who suffer from hunger and deprivation, embodying the values of self-restraint, gratitude, and compassion. - Hajj (Pilgrimage to Mecca): Hajj, the pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca, is a profound spiritual journey that holds deep significance in Islam, representing unity, humility, and submission to Allah's will. Obligatory once in a lifetime for those who are physically and financially able, Hajj involves a series of rituals and prayers performed at sacred sites, retracing the footsteps of Prophet Abraham and his family. Through Hajj, pilgrims experience a profound sense of community, equality, and devotion, transcending cultural and geographical boundaries to reaffirm their commitment to Allah and their fellow believers.
  7. I feel very heartbroken often when traditionally I've been told several times that men are greater than women in Islam just because they are PROVIDERS or BREADWINNERS. I understand that men work exceptionally hard to provide for the family & I truly respect that & that they are physically stronger than women but just because their position is questionable in Islam. she is a grown woman but can't leave the house without the permission of her husband (other than in exceptional cases), there is no discussion about sexual consent in marriage just that she has to sexually please her husband, women have to wear veil YET men can take off their shirt for matam, men can HIT women according to one ayah in Quran yet women can't hit them BACK, heritage is not equally distributed cause of brothers, men can marry non-Muslim women & women can't, men are not obligated to fulfill his duties if wife persists in sexual activities but women ARE. I am extremely disappointed due to these ~MiNoR~ things that make me feel like it's hidden patriarchy in Islam which is unjust. It's impacting my relationship with Allah. mentors I need your guidance because I don't want to ruin my relationship with Allah. jazakallah
  8. Before some of you start condemning me to hell and plastering me with Quran and Hadith regarding the proof for this concept, I would like to say, I have no stance on it as of now. Yes I understand there were instances where Allah brought people back to life. I am speaking of this concept in regards to the near ends of time. I am still reconciling and researching, which is why I made this thread. I am hoping you all can help me inshAllah. About Raj'ah: A group of the best of believers and the worst of disbelievers will come back to life during the time of Imam Mahdi A.SIn it included, prophets, messengers, and all the Imams A.S.They will seek revenge and justice by killing their oppressors.Those amongst them who never reached the status of perfection due to death will get a chance to and those who did not die as martyrs will come back to be killed and become martyrsImam Hussain A.S will help rule with Imam Mahdi A.S and Jesus A.S will come back This is pretty much what this concept is about. I do not know where to start so I will just begin by listing my points. Why is this based so much on revenge? Why would they need revenge? Why do they need to be the ones to get their justice? I cannot fathom the idea that our imams are so revenge hungry against their killers. Is Allah not the all just? What is the purpose of judgement day for then? They have been burning in hell and will continue to do so for eternity? So why bring them back and let the imams re-kill them? It just makes God look so cruel and revenge hungry too. Does this not de-signify what our imams went through and why they did what they did? Whats the point of all this talk about karbala, why not just be happy for later he will come back and kill yazid. The significance of Karbala becomes useless to me now. The idea that Imam Hussain A.S comes back to help rule is bit acceptable, but Isa A.S coming back to convert christians and such seems overplayed to me. Are we saying our great Imam Mahdi A.S does not have the ability and knowledge to convince the christians? Also, if prophets/messengers where to come back, does this not mean prophethood/messenger-ship wasnt sealed? Does it not imply their purpose was not finished? That would imply Muhammad A.S was not the last prophet, for Isa A.S is suppose to come back and convince the christians. Then same argument can be applied to imamate. Imam Mahdi A.S would not be the last imam since Imam Hussain A.S would be back. Then some say imam mahdi A.S will get martyred. Then what? God brings him back as well right after he gets killed to get justice like the other imams? Is it simultaneous or first the imams come back gets justice, then after a while imam mahdi gets killed then comes back and gets revenge and khalas. Is Raj'ah for justice? Or is Yao-mul Qayima which Allah speaks about in the Quran the ultimate justice. There are so many contradicting factors at play. It makes everything seem as a joke and a game. It only gives credit to the hindus with reincarnation and other sects who believe in re-coming of prophets and such like ahmidis. I agree with brother Rajabali, and believe most maybe concocted. I do not know if he changed his position as of now, but according to the video, like me he does not have a position on it, since he is still looking for answers. If I have anymore questions I will post it up. Please bear with me. PLEASE watch this to understand my questions more clearly. Before anyone makes rude comments about Rajabali regarding how he talked in this video, they were at a camp. Everyone was speaking in a friendly matter, it wasnt a one on one session with a sheik, but more so of friend's discussing with each other freely. (wasalam)
  9. Al Salam aleykom I have been having some issues with my parents on many different matters like what job I want or what clothes I wear etc. I don't want to work with something haram / wear something haram it's totally halal things that i want but my parents often force me to do otherwise. I understand that I need to obey my parents since I live with them but to what degree can they force me to study/work with something I do not want or force me not to wear something that is totally acceptable/halal. By the way I am a baligh male. I follow sayyid sistani. Also if you could cite sources for what I need to obey them in I will be grateful (doesn't have to be from sistani). Walsalam alaykom.
  10. I have high-functioning autism, ADHD, anxiety disorders and learning disabilities age 22. My parents do not accept that mental health exists and believe that these things don't exist rather I am a horrible and bad person. My parents do not offer me any understanding, support and love and treat me very differently from all my other siblings. They ignore me a lot, make me feel heavily left out and make me feel horrible about myself and my life. My parents do not understand any of the struggles I have to go through as someone with a disability nor do they want me to get help or want to support me. I grew up in a household filled with toxic and violently abusive environment with consistent emotional, verbal and psychological abuse. My family is causing me a lot of mental and emotional harm. I have tried to distance myself from them by keeping to myself, talking to them very less, not engaging in harm like backbiting or haram things they may do and want me to do and trying to better my mental health. I also try to keep conversation to them limited and help them around the house if they ask. Recently I have tried to create boundaries. Their behaviour, actions and words have causing me a lot of emotional and mental harm for all my life. Their words, actions, attitudes and behviours are causing me to have sucidial thoughts sometimes when I am feeling very low due to their mental abuse. My parents also promote and want me and all my siblings to engage in violence such as anger, backbiting others, not giving charity or praying, talking negatively about others, lying and other harm things which I have tried to distance myself from even though my parents say I am a bad son for creating boundaries, and not talking much. I understand the great honor of parents in islam, and I do try not to be rude or mean to them and I try to rely on Allah to help and support me. I have been struggling all my life and do not know what to do. I still live with my parents. Will i go to hell for distancing myself and keeping to myself to safeguard my mental health, please support me on how I approach should this in light of islam, the quran, the prophet and the imams. I understand the great importance of parents but what does Allah and the ahybhat say about my question and the steps I should take . I am currently doing threapy with a licenced therapist If possible please provide a detailed response if possible reference to Quran and Ahylubat . Sorry if there are any spelling mistakes
  11. I wanted to start a discussion regarding the mother of the believers Aisha. Is she still the mother of the believers after reading this?? According to the Shiaa the prophet (saww) left the authority to divorce his wives to Imaam Alee (as) and Imaam Alee (as) did divorce Aisha (la) The narrations that I will be posting are Saheeh (Authentic) and here is what Allama Majlisi (RA) says about them: Bihar al-Anwar, by Allama Majlisi, vol. 22, p. 495 "This was the end of what we have taken out from the book Al-Turaf, which it has taken out from the book Al-Wasiya, by 'Isa bin al-Mustafadh, and the book Khasa'es al-A'imma, by Sayed al-Razi (ra), and most of it is narrated in the book Al-Sirat al-Mustaqeem, by Sheikh Zaynul-Deen al-Bayyadhi. And 'Isa and his book are mentioned in the books of Rijal, and I have distinguished chains of narrators from them. And after the esteem of Al-Kulayni (ra) and the two Sayed's reliance on it, there is no meaning in declaring any of them as weak, in addition to that the pronounciation of the narrations and their meanings bear witness to their authenticity." So now lets begin: First narration: The prophet (saww) giving Imaam Alee (as) the authority to divorce his wives: Al-Ghayba, by Al-Tusi, p. 150 "O Ali, you are my successor upon my family, the living ones as well as the dead ones, and upon my women. So the one of them whom you bind (bind to the Prophet's marriage to them) shall meet me tomorrow (on the Day of Judgment); and the one of them whom you divorce (divorce from the Prophet's marriage to them), I am innocent from her. She will not see me, neither will I see her on the Day of Resurrection. And you are my successor upon my nation after me." Second narration: Imaam Alee's (as) promise to divorce Aisha: Sharh' al-Akhbar, by Abu-Hanifa al-Nu'man al-Maghribi, vol. 1, p. 211. Ali sent (someone of his servants) to Aisha, after the end of the cause of Jamal, when she was in Basra, to say: "Return to your house", and she denied. Then he sent to her a second time, and she denied. Then he sent to her a third time: "You shall return, otherwise I shall say a word in which Allah and His Messenger shall dissociate themselves from you!" Then she said: "Get me away! Get me away!" Then a woman, who was with her, said to her: "O mother of the believers, what did scare you with Ali's commitment over you?" She said: "The Prophet made him his successor upon his family and left the divorcement of his women in his hand." Third Narration: Imaam Alee divorcing Aisha: Al-Ihjtijaj, by Al-Tabarsi, vol. 1, p. 24 "Imam al-Baqir (as) said: When the Day of Jamal took place and Aisha's howdah had been hit by arrows, the Commander of the Faithful (as) said: "By Allah, I do not see anything else than divorcing her! So I call, to Allah, after a man who heard the Messenger of Allah (saw) say: 'O Ali, the issue of my women is in your hand after me' when he stood and bore witness over this!" He (Al-Baqir) said: Then 13 men stood up, among them were two Badri's, and they bore witness to that they heard the Messenger of Allah (saw) say to Ali bin Abi-Talib (as): "O Ali, the issue of my women is in your hand after me!" He (Al-Baqir) said: Then Aisha cried until they heard hear cry. Then Ali (as) said: "The Messenger of Allah (saw) said to me: 'Allah shall support you, O Ali, on the Day of Jamal with 5000 angels."
  12. Alhamdulilah, All this because of another thread Converts, Reverts, extrovert, introverts, invert, lil Uzi vert, Gerald levert...convicts, ex convicts!! Assimilation programs, rehabilitations programs?? You people would make new Muslims feel like unfortunate untouchables straight from an animal shelter. Can it not just be new believers or new brothers and sisters of the faith? What is a born Muslim? Technically every soul is pure before being mutilated by its parents or society. There is this pride with “born” Muslims who are from Muslim countries or raised Muslims that serves as a way to make themselves feel better about themselves in a hierarchy way. The bottom line is I have seen a lot of so called born Muslims from Muslim countries who are almost no different from Kuffar. They are out in the dunya here in states doing whatever. I see the kids of Born Muslim parents doing worse things than kuffar kids. A lot of born Muslims in Muslim countries are doing Islamic rituals as cultural habits or cultural norm and not necessarily for the pleasure of Allah. Their hearts are not really about Islam. They would rather be in another country not living as a Muslim or they wish their country wasn’t as “Islamic” strict. I have been to Muslim countries such as Jordan, Saudi Arabia and lived in Malaysia and Singapore and I can tell you there are “born” Muslims there who don’t know Jack about Islam. A lot of the Arabs only know the language but not Islam. And a lot of the so called Born Shia only know Ali or Hussein and when to come to the masjid and put on a Tear show for Karbala. Both of my parents are Muslim but as an individual I had to embrace Islam and act upon the pillars of my faith no matter where I am in the world especially because it’s easy to be involved in everything haraam in the states because it’s the norm. Even if you are raised Muslim that individual has to find his or her way to the straight path of Allah. Giving new brothers and sisters these systematic identity terms that segregate them as believers is something that even the Christians don’t do here in the states. Some Christians May call themselves born again or reformed which is way better in my opinion. Assimilate the converts ?? Assimilate the reverts?? Sounds like terms for ex convicts getting freshly out of prison who have no money, education, or communication abilities. Awwww! Look at the poor convert/revert Muslim! Should we offer him a meal? Yes, give him Some dates! it’s sadiqah! Can you say SALAAAAM WA LAIKUM??? One thing you can do to make new brothers and sisters feel part of the faith is talk to them like people and befriend them like they are human. Talk to them about their struggles and your struggles. Learn their culture and teach them yours. The foreign Arab and Shia Muslims are socially inept here in the states. They are outta of touch so they isolate themselves in their exclusive cultural center “masjids” to feel better about themselves I guess. It’s really the Sunni tableeki Pakistani brothers and African American Muslims doing the ground work for Islam on the street level which really matters. They make new Muslims feel like Muslims without giving them segregated degrading titles. I saw on another thread someone say what what if their kids marry a a white foreign Muslim or even worse a black Muslim??? Whaaaaaat? The ummah 2019 everybody. Smh This is why when the Mahdi is here Islam is going to seem like a totally different religion. Just how prepared are you guys for the Mahdi? May Allah have mercy on the believing men and believing women.
  13. Hello peace be upon you, I was wondering if anyone knows about any Hawza's in the United States where one can go and study Islamic Studies and graduate with a Bachelors degree and become a public speaker. Thank you.
  14. Salam Alaykum I have a question related to when a Muslim becomes najis by rejecting certain Islamic principles. So according to Ayatollah Sistani: Ruling 103. A person who does not believe in Allah or His oneness is impure. Similarly, the following are impure: extremists (ghulāt) (i.e. those who regard one of the Infallible Imams (ʿA) as Allah, or say that Allah has immanence (ḥulūl) in the Imam (ʿA)),[1] Kharijites (khawārij), and nawāṣib (i.e. those who display enmity towards the Infallible Imams (ʿA)). The same applies to a person who rejects prophethood or any one of the indispensable aspects of the religion – such as prayers (ṣalāh) and fasting (ṣawm) – if it is in a way that it amounts to refuting Prophet Muḥammad (Ṣ), albeit in a general manner. As for the People of the Book (ahl al‑kitāb) (i.e. Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians), they are ruled to be pure.[Click and drag to move] The problem I am facing is that a close person to me has made some problematic statements concerning Islam. He says that some things arent wajib, like Salah, Hajj and Hijab. He also claims that some of the commandments and matters of fiqh in our Religion were in reality fabricated and not actually founded by the holy prophet. For example, if I remember correctly, he said that the "Iranian Akhund/Sheikhs" made Hijab wajib to oppress women or something similar lol. The thing is though, that he rejects these things because apparently he believes that people invented them and that the Prophet never preached them, or that some of the commandments were only meant for that time. For example, he thinks people had to fast back then as most Muslims lived in Arabia, but as Muslims started to spread around the globe, its not wajib anymore for those Muslims who for instance live in countries where the timezone makes fasting harder. But then again, once he said in a gathering that the Taliban practised the "real Islam". This is one of the reasons why I am confused. Something separate he once also said was something along the lines of that the holy Prophet and Imam Ali ((عليه السلام)) killed a lot of people and fought a lot of wars (and he said it in a rather negative tone ĺike some critics of Islam talk and call the prophet a warlords) I'm not sure if this counts as nasb (enmity towards the Imams). I think he got this influence from some youtuber he has been watching. Despite this, he still says he is a Muslim and that Prophet Muhammad is our Prophet and such, and apparently accepts the 12 Imams (although this may sound contradictory). Is he ruled to be najis because of these statements?
  15. It is interesting to note that, there is a 'DUA OF THE DAY,' HADITH OF THE DAY', but, there is no 'VERSE OF THE DAY' IS THIS SUPPOSED TO BE AN Islamic FORUM? So in what HADITH AFTER THIS will they believe? 77-50
  16. AL-Salamu Alaykum va Rahmutalahi va Barakatu min Qarsherskiy. I am starting to have doubts and I believe Sunni Islam is the path of Haqq more and more. One thing is that we say "Ya Ali madad,'' which literally means "O, Ali, HELP ME," and the Sunnis in my area told me that it is Shirk because you cannot rely upon Imam Ali ((رضي الله عنه).) because he is dead now and only Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) will answer your calls to prayer. I also have trouble believing the 12 imams are infallible and divine. Maybe Ali ((رضي الله عنه).) was the rightful successor but the 12 imams after Ali ((رضي الله عنه).) I don't believe are right. They brought esoteric influence into our faith and claimed to be divine. I also learned Iran used to be mostly Sunni until a past leader forcefully converted everyone to Akhbari Shi'a Islam and then after that Usulis crushed the Akhbaris and began creating Bid'a and doing Shirk with Ali ((رضي الله عنه).) as I previously mentioned. And then there are practices like Tatbir and Matan which leave me sore and injured and hurt and I ask "for what reason am I doing this? This cannot help what happened to Hussein (رضي الله عنه). in the past!" and I wish to stop doing that. Also, why do we have to use taqiyya if our faith is the truth? The prophet SAW prayed the 5 prayers during separate times except when making long journeys or when necessary such as when the Muslims were feeling lots of burden. And how can the Imams know every shred of knowledge in the universe?! That's just something I'll never understand from from my perspective, seems wack! Only Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) knows everything. And why do we have symbols of Shirk like Evil Eye and Hand of Fatima? Its Shirk. I shouldn't have to explain why! When I ask scholars they just say "If it has Quranic verses, it isn't Shirk," but then why not just use Quranic verses alone? Why eyes and hands and symbolism of esotericism? I can go on and on about my doubts against Shi'i sect.
  17. I believe that the Afterlife is not just for Humans and Jinn, but also for animals. Yes, your favourite pet cat that died will be brought back to life, and who knows, you may be reunited! I believe this for 2 reasons. Firstly, justice and mercy seem to require that animals be compensated for the suffering they endured on Earth. After all, many animals lived very difficult lives, full of pain and suffering. Secondly, a number of verses in the Qur'an seem to point to an Afterlife for animals. In the context of the end of the world, and the Day of Judgement, verse 81:5 says: و إذا الوحوش حشرت And when the wild animals are gathered together (hushirat) - Al-Takwir, 81:5 Allamah Tabataba'i in Al-Mizan says: و ظاهر الآية من حيث وقوعها في سياق الآيات الواصفة ليوم القيامة أن الوحوش محشورة كالإنسان، و يؤيده قوله تعالى: «و ما من دابة في الأرض و لا طائر يطير بجناحيه إلا أمم أمثالكم ما فرطنا في الكتاب من شيء ثم إلى ربهم يحشرون»: الأنعام: 38. The apparent meaning of this verse based on the place of its occurrence, and the context of verses describing the events of The Day of Judgement, is that the wild animals are also (brought back to life and) gathered (mah-shoora) just like human beings. This is supported by the verse: There is not an animal that walks upon the Earth, nor a bird that flies with its two wings, except that they form communities like your own; We have neglected nothing in the Book. Then to their Lord shall they be gathered (yuh-sharoon) - Al-An'am, 6:38. (Tafsir Al-Mizan, chapter on Surah Al-Takwir)
  18. Asalam alikum everyone, I hope your days have been well. Hopefully there are still some people on this site that can answer this. I found this argument on YouTube that states that’s Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) didn’t know who the Jews were. THE QURAN ASKS US IF WE ARE MORE KNOWING THAN "ALLAH" Consider Q2:136 and Q2:140: ********************************************************************************* "Say, [O believers], 'We have believed in Allah and what has been revealed to us and what has been revealed to Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and the Descendants and what was given to Moses and Jesus and what was given to the prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and we are Muslims [in submission] to Him.'" (2:136) "Or do you say that Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and the Descendants were Jews or Christians? Say, 'Are you more knowing or is Allah?' And who is more unjust than one who conceals a testimony he has from Allah ? And Allah is not unaware of what you do." (2:140) ********************************************************************************* Well, it seems that the "Allah" of the Quran did not know that Jews (יהודים Yehudim) referred to themselves in general using the name of the tribe of Judah (יהודה Yehuda, from where we get "Jew") as a synecdoche (using a part to refer to the whole). The "descendants" of Jacob are "Jews" in a literal hereditary manner as well as a tribal political manner connected to the kingdom of Judah ruled by the tribe of Judah, who were quite literally descendants of Jacob, in the land of Judah. The Quran clearly has no idea who the descendants of Jacob were, the identities of the tribes of Israel, and the connection to "Jews“.
  19. Salam az man! I know I'm not the first Muslim to have these thoughts but in this thread I'd like to explore in depth the reasons why the Islamic world as a whole, whether Sunni, Shia or Wahabi, Sufi or non-Sufi, is so far the Western or developed countries of the world by almost every possible measure of success. When did this rot set in if you consider that at one time the Muslim world were world-leaders in almost every measure of success -- albeit many centuries ago now! So what and when did it all go wrong? Please don't let this become a thread about sectarianism, Sunni vs. Shia etc. unless you feel it is really relevant to the topic! Also can we please avoid the typically bland Muslim answers to this question, "We're not good Muslims anymore -- when we become good Muslims again Allah will grant us victory!" I do think that the fact we've been divided internally for so long is one reason for our lack of success. Isn't it interesting that the most developed Muslim countries with the highest quality of life such as Turkey and Malaysia are also the most secular? Some say it was, in the Sunni world at least, when we closed the doors of ijtihad in the 12th century. Others go back further and say that it was with the rejection of rationalism and the Mutazilites that this problem first started... Also is it a coincidence that almost all of the famous "Muslim" scientists we are so proud of such as Ibn Sina, al Farabi, Ibn Rushd, mathematicians like Khayyam, etc. were considered heretics in their own time by most of the orthodox? I think all this is related. These are just some areas of possible discussion.
  20. Dear brothers’ and sisters’, My question is, is it haram if I listen to things I want to archive in the future while I sleep so my subconscious mind can note down all of it for the next morning for example? I don’t know if people can reconstruct what I said so here is the link to the video that inspired me. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=X_MDb0HzFE0&pp=ygUhcHJvZ3JhbSB5b3VyIG1pbmQgd2hpbGUgeW91IHNsZWVw Thanks for you answers.
  21. Foreward I dedicate this short and simple post to all the buddhists in search of answers and that have a open mind in questioning their religion. Introduction Buddhism is a relatively large religion in East asia and Sri lanka.there are millions of estimated western Buddhists.Buddhism presents itself as a logical religion in contradiction to superstitious Theism.Buddhism rejects Theism as coherent.in this book,I want to present the logical case against basic buddhist philosophy and present the philosophical,rational and Scientific case for Theism. it is not meant to offend anyone's religious sensibilities.I am a former buddhist and understand its appeal.but I do not believe it is the truth. What Buddhist Philosophies teach and their refutations. 1.Dependant origination Dependant origination is the dharma.Buddha said that' dependant origination is the dhamma'.the entirety of Buddhist philosophy is tied into dependant origination and logically is connected to it.if it falls,all of Buddhism falls.So I have chosen to examine this closely first. Dependant origination states that a thing does not come into being except being dependant on something else,infinitely.it is based on one necassery concept: True Arising.wich means exnihilo. Absolute Dependant origination is the idea,in contradiction to Theism that all things are dependantely risen rather then a creation being merely contigent on a higher power (weaker dependant origination).in this case,higher power would be free from being dependently originated so it isn't 'Absolute' . The first way to refute dependant arising,is to refute exnihilo creation.exnihilo creation cannot be an actual thing because nothing,a true nothing produces nothing. all arisings outside a omnipotent creator could be termed as exnihilo.something cannot concretely arise from itself,other unless that other were omnipotent with infinite power in qualitativeness,both or neither.Ju mipham the Tibetan scholar recognized this fact 1 1.Four Great Logical Arguments of the Middle Way by Mipham Rinpoche and Khenpo Nüden 2.Shunyata Shunyata or 'emptiness empty of itself' is a Mahayana Buddhist concept that means that there is no ground of being and nothing can thus be said to be permanent.Nagarjuna the eminent Buddhist Philosopher and the founder of this concept said that all arisings and cessations were like a Hare's horn in his Mulamadhyamakakarika .but if all Arisings and cessations are like a hare's horn or son of a barren woman,then there must exist either something permanent or pervasive nothingness! The fact that Nagarjuna did not come to this logical conclusion despite being very bright is because he was a buddhist and believed in dependant origination.so he had to come to the logical conclusion of dependant arising wich is impermanence and groundlessness!But this concept simply cannot be true.Nagarjuna refuted his own philosophy by likening arising as the horn of a hare. 3.Kshanabhangavada Kshanabhangavada is a concept in all buddhist philosophies except the recent pali school,wich is radical momentariness.a individual atom or mind arises and ceases in an instant.nothing is permanent.a atom is replaced by another atom and a mind of an individual is replaced by a mind within less than a second.But if this were true,how could things arise?they would arise out of nothing!once the atom or mind has perished,a new one springs up to take its place.but how can this be possible?it cannot.its an absurd concept.like dependant arising,buddhists basically Believed that things pop up out of nothing! 4.Meditation Meditation is a practice within buddhism to find enlightenment.it calms the mind,relieves stress and provides clarity.so they say.but there is also a dark side of meditation.a Recent major study says that 1/4 of advanced regular meditators experience unwanted and negative side effects like terror,sadness,doubt and depressive symptoms.2 2 .https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6508707/ Nibbana/Nirvana Nirvana is the concept of liberation from the cycle of birth and death in Buddhism.in Theravada,this is basically extinction because it is a breaking up of the mental aggregates at the time of death of a Buddha or Arahant.in Mahayana,there is no mind or sensation anymore according to the Sandhirmocana Sutra and a Buddha acts based on past volition and merit(despite having no alayavijnana or mindstream to hold that past karma or past volition!).so it is basically extinction aswell.this is not desirable to most people if they knew what this was. the philosophical proof against Shunyata Philosophy has also made proofs against Buddhist shunyata(where a unconditioned reality that is concrete cannot exist) There Can Only Be Two Types of Concrete Realities: 1.Conditioned Reality: Any reality that depends on something for its existence. For example, a Cow depends on its organs, the organs depend on cells, the cells depend on molecules, which depend on atoms,wich depend on electrons,wich depend on Quarks and so forth. This dependence is simultaneous at every moment the conditioned reality exists. 2.Unconditioned Reality: Any reality that is self-sufficient, i.e. does not depend on anything else for its existence. This is what is called'(God). any conditioned reality depends upon another reality in order to exist by definition. Any conditioned Concrete reality, must depend upon: a finite number of conditioned realities alone or an infinite number of conditioned realities alone or a finite number of conditioned realities and at least one unconditioned reality A conditioned reality cannot be caused by a finite series of conditioned realities: If there is a linear series of conditioned Dharma, what would the first one depend on? Since it must depend on something, and there is nothing before it, the whole chain ceases to exist. Thus a linear chain of conditioned realities cannot exist. Additionally, a circular finite chain of conditioned realities could not exist either. This would simply result in each conditioned reality fulfilling their own conditions, which is against the definition of a conditioned Dharma. Conditioned realities cannot exist in an infinite Series either. A very large unlimited of number conditioned realities cannot exist,. As the number of conditioned realities in a series increases, the result continues to be non-existence. Continuously adding to the end of the chain would never allow for the conditions of existence to be satisfied, thus the entire infinite chain of conditioned Dharmas would never have its conditions fulfilled. If an infinite (I am granting Buddhists the notion that a actual Infinite can exist in quantity of concrete things for the sake of argument,I do not Believe this.Set theory does not help because its applicable only to abstractions)series of conditioned realities could exist on its own, the complete set of infinite conditioned reality would be an unconditioned reality. However, this is impossible because an unconditioned dharma cannot depend upon an aggregate of conditioned realities . if this were the case, it would be conditioned. Therefore, a set of infinite conditioned realities is itself a conditioned reality, and fails to exist on its own. Since any model made up entirely of conditioned realities can never have their conditions fulfilled, every conditioned reality must be caused by a series of realities that ends (or begins its ontological Series) with an unconditioned concrete reality. if the series of conditioned realities regresses ad infinitum without an unconditioned reality the series itself would be equivalent to nothing. if the series regresses infinitely to more and more fundamental conditions that have the same existential status as the aforementioned conditions, then the search for the fulfillment of conditions would go on endlessly. But if the search for the fulfillment of conditions would go on endlessly, then every hypothetical conditioned reality in the series would never have its conditions fulfilled and thus would never come into existence. No matter where we’re at in the series we’ll always come to a conditioned reality that is nonexistent because it is existentially dependent upon other nonexistent conditioned realities. So a unconditioned reality must exist. this reality must also be absolute pure being and unique,at least one unconditioned reality must exist in all of reality. I believe and will demonstrate based on Father Robert Spitzer's new arguments for the existance of God that this reality is what is absolutely unique, immutable, immaterial, eternal, perfect, personal, all-powerful, etc. The Reason it must be absolute pure existance is because the realities of our experience are restricted to particular modes of existance. They have distinguishing and diversifying principles that makes them this instead of that. These diversifying principles constitute what philosophers call restrictions or boundaries. These diversifying principles are Spatial,Temporal or by way of being.such restrictions cause exclusion between existents and make for incompatible states of being.even though two existents may exist in the same way , they still can be separated from one another due to Temporal or spatial restrictions.Basically,restrictions (or boundaries) exclude and make for incompatibility.the less exclusive and more compatible a thing is with other realities, the fewer restrictions it has to limit its mode of being (less boundaries)—that is to say the simpler it is.if the unconditioned reality was restricted in its mode of existence by matter, then it would be restricted by a spatial restriction since all matter has extension in space – it would exist here instead of there. Now, such an intrinsic restriction would allow for a real or really possible incompatible state of being that would be excluded from it. But recall that the unconditioned reality cannot have any real or really possible incompatible states of being on the same level of simplicity that would be excluded from it less we end up with an intrinsic contradiction. Therefore, the unconditioned reality cannot be restricted in its mode of existence by a spatial restriction. And if the unconditioned reality cannot be restricted by a spatial restriction, then it cannot be restricted by matter. In other words, it must be immaterial. 12 links and the aggregates In Buddhism there are 12 links of dependant arising wich explain how the aggregate of the person is apparently formed.they are as follows(From Wikipedia):Ignorance-volitional impulses-sensual consciousness-sense objects-Six fold sense bases-contact-sensation-thirst or craving-attachment or clinging-becoming-birth-aging ,death etc these links however explain an apparent why of aggregation but now a How.the mental factors and atoms cannot aggregate themselves.if the atoms for example aggregated by nature,there could be no release or dissolution.if they repelled by nature,there could be no joining.it follows that they are neutral.since they are neutral,we must explain how they come together.and the most parsimonious explanation is a personal creator.
  22. Hi all, I am not sure if this is the right place for this or if I should even be doing this but here goes. Quick back story- I come from a Syed family who like to think they are respectable but their actions prove otherwise. My mum and dad have been married forever and my dad abused my mum physically, mentally and emotionally for around 26 years until me and my sisters decided we had had enough. Growing up in an abusive household was horrendous and the trauma will stay with us forever. This is very common in our family and majority of the couples we know are unhappy with their husbands and lives. We now live separately to my dad and Alhamdulillah, life has been much better. We have always been told to marry Syed’s and never to look elsewhere but I have never agreed with this nor understood why this has to be the case. Shouldn’t it be everyone’s personal preference? I do not agree with imposing your personal views and interpretations upon someone else, especially if the consequences will not affect you in any way. So because of the trauma, I have naturally been very anti marriage and never thought I would have kids, ever. I downloaded some Muslim dating apps to see if there were any decent men out there but I had no luck. I couldn’t even find someone I got along with, never mind someone who is Syed and Shia etc. My mum keeps saying there are loads of good decent Syed men out there, not saying this isn’t true, but I have yet to meet one. I am a big believer in people coming into your life for a reason. Recently I have become closer to my deen and I have been trying to keep my intentions pure and I just genuinely want to be better for the sake of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). Cut to- I have been talking to a Non Syed guy, I know I shouldn’t have carried on after finding out he was Non Syed, but when I tell you the connection was instant. I felt in my heart, almost straight away, that this man will be my husband and the father of my kids. He is everything I have ever prayed for, wanted and more. He has already made me a better person, and has brought be closer to my deen. I genuinely feel like I don’t deserve him and I never thought someone so perfect for me existed. I can now imagine a happy future with him.. I can see us with kids and it makes my heart so full for the first time in forever. He prayed so much during Ramadan and asked Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) for a sign and had a beautiful dream of us that night. My mum said she would disown me and tell everyone I am dead to her if I go through with this. And she said she would never eventually come around like some families do and will hold on to the hate forever. She said I will make the rest of her life miserable as the family will blame her for this because she left my dad which is a disgusting mentality. I feel so incredibly torn. I have to either sacrifice my family for my future or my future for my family.. and either my mum will never forgive me or I’ll never forgive her. It’s such an awful situation and I feel so helpless and empty. Any advice in this scenario is appreciated. I know upsetting my mum is so wrong but I truly believe Allah sent him to me. I just feel like this is not a good enough reason to justify disowning someone. It seems so extreme and unnecessary, but I guess that’s what happens when you prioritise culture over religion. Thank you AS
  23. Ghadir: Key Teachings from the Last Sermon of the Prophet - Maulana Syed Muhammad Rizvi | Friday Juma Khutba June 30th, 2023 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQRGB_joUUU - 'Idul Ghadir is celebrated after 'Idul Adhaa and is significant in the faith and history as it links the institution of nubuwwat and imamat. - Ghadir was the Prophet's last formal sermon and the largest gathering he addressed. - The sermon discussed various teachings and values of Islam, including the sanctity of a Muslim's life, prohibition of interest, ending tribal strife, changing sacred months for political agendas, Shayṭān's influence, women's rights, brotherhood of the ummah, equality among believers, and the importance of inheritance laws were also emphasized. - The main message of Ghadir was the issue of succession, appointing 'Ali as the mawla, the master, the guide, and the Imam. - The Prophet highlighted the sanctity of a Muslim's life and honor and criticized the lack of respect for life among Muslims. - Trustworthiness and the sanctity of others' property were emphasized, reflecting the character of the Prophet and 'Ali. - Women's rights were addressed, emphasizing mutual rights and the responsibility to fear displeasing Allah. - The message of equality among believers, similar to the message of Hajj, was highlighted. - Holding on to the thaqalayn (the Book of Allah and the Prophet's family) was emphasized as a means to avoid going astray. - The statement "Allah's Book and my family" is found in three of the six major sources of Sunni hadith and is considered mutawātir, narrated by 120 companions. - The statement "Allah's Book and my sunnat" is not found in the ṣiḥāḥ sittah and is considered unauthentic.
  24. Assalamualekum all brothers and sisters. I need understanding on this topic from especially scholars who can provide sufficient evidence on the argument: “Can iblis deceive just souls or just human or both in any form?” As its per in, surah A'raf, two verses have been interpreted as speaking of this realm: "And [remember] when your Lord took from the Children of Adam, from their loins, their descendants and made them bear witness over themselves, [He said to them,] "Am I not your Lord?" They said," Yes indeed! We bear witness." [This,] lest you should say on the Day of Resurrection," (7:173)Nor say, ‘It was our forefathers who had associated others ˹with Allah in worship˺ and we, as their descendants, followed in their footsteps. Will you then destroy us for the falsehood they invented?’” This question brings me into, how was it decided that we are born into a family who arent Muslims(Shia or Sunni), Christian, Jew, Hindu or any other?
  25. The Struggle of Faith and Challenges in Modern Society - Maulana Syed Muhammad Rizvi | Shahadat of Hazrat Muslim bin Aqeel June 28th, 2023 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0ZifVkh0gE - Verse 15 of Surah al-Ḥujarāt defines the characteristics of a mu’min (believer) as someone who believes in Allah and His Messenger without any doubt and struggles in Allah's path with their wealth and themselves. - The term "struggle" refers to jihad, which includes both minor and major jihad. - The major jihad is the spiritual struggle against desires that are contrary to Divine teachings. - The modern challenge lies in society's inclination to follow sinful desires - This challenge is not limited to adults but is also impacting children who are being exposed to various agendas - The essence of imān (faith) is to cultivate a sense of servitude (‘ubudiyyah) towards Allah. - Hazrat Muslim bin ‘Aqil's example is mentioned as a good servant of Allah who achieved this status through obedience to Allah, the Prophet, Imam Ali, Imam Hasan, and Imam Husayn. - The challenges faced by Hazrat Muslim bin ‘Aqil in Kufa, including the dwindling support and eventual abandonment by the people. - This eventually ended with Muslim bin ‘Aqil being left alone after the prayer, with no one remaining to support him.
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