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(bismillah) Dear brothers and sisters. Lately I have noticed that Shiachat and it's members, including me have changed for the worse. Shiachat in itself is just a website, but it is also the biggest shia community. Granted that it is digital, but in todays day and age, it is equally reflective and mirrors what shias believe and how they behave than it does in physical life. Perhaps even more. However, we are in a bad spot here. I am talking about the behavior and conduct of shiachat members, and their lack of understanding the effects of their words. Both how it affects other shias and how it looks in the eyes of our enemies. I am saying shiachat member, because I myself am a member and take equal part in this act. Some points: 1. Issue: We are constantly criticizing the Ulama. Now this in itself is ok, but everyone knows by now that it has gotten way out of hand. We all have different marjas, and we all have different opinions on their actions. But that does not give us the right to cause turmoil in public. Shiachat, is public, and the worst thing we can do is to show the enemies of AhlulBayt that we have such low opinions about each other. It often turns into personal insults and really bad behavior in the name of criticizing. What this does is create hatred towards each other, and nothing.....NOTHING, pleases the wahabis more than this. I have witnessed now from a discussion that i had with a wahabi that we are in bad shape. He specifically pointed out shiachat, and i had nothing to defend our behavior with. It truly broke my spirit, hence me making this thread. 1. Solution: No matter how the Marjas behave and how much we disagree, we must remember we are in the same camp. Marjas are our generals and we are the soldiers. The generals might disagree, and some generals might misbehave. But that does not give us the right to disrupt the peace between ourselves. The only thing we have in this world is Allah, Ahlulbayt and our brothers and sisters in faith. Let us now focus on creating threads that show the unity we have. Let us create threads that are intellectual and smart in purpose. Let us create posts and threads that promote Shia Islam, not tare it down. This is what discomforts the wahabis and whoever is against the Ahlulbayt. This is what causes their despair and strikes fear in their heart, our strong unity. If we happen to create threads that show sings of getting out of hand, it is the responsibility of every shia to respond with respect and behavior that the Ahlulbayt has taught us. Speak gently, and if someone disagrees, then respond respectfully and with dignity. If someone does go out of hand, let's all join in and stop such behavior. I am certain, that when Imam Mahdi looks upon our behavior as of late, and i am sure he does, he is extremely disappointed. There is nothing wrong with holding back and controlling what you want to say. Let us respect each others marjas and ulama, no matter how much we disagree, and show the world that we stand united regardless. I know it might sound cheesy, but this is the way it should be. If you don't believe in the Marja of your fellow brother or sister, at least believe in the brother or sister themselves and love them mainly because they love AhlulBayt. This is the code of Ziyarat Ashura! 2. Issue: Nationalism! Even though we perhaps never mention the nationality that we have a problem with, the undertone is there. What is this nonsense? Since when did Allah or Ahlulbayt love anyone for their passport and place of birth? It is clear as day that we have issues with nationalities, and sometimes it comes off as a joke, but any sane person that understands linguistics and how it is used, will see that there is a nationalistic tension between members. 2. Solution: Again, it is the responsibility of shia members to stop this. Everyone must join in and firstly correct their on behavior, secondly be smart and noticing such things, and finally speak out in a proper manner about it. 3. Issue: The urge to answer. We can see that sometimes someone creates a thread about Yasser Habib, or Nasrullah, or Shirazis, Khamenei, Hezbollah, Iran, Iraq, etc etc. And we have this urge to show our disgust with the article or case that the thread starter is presenting. 3. Solution: Control your urge as much as you can. You don't have to answer negatively to it every time, there is no purpose to it other than starting a big mess. I am not ordering, i am merely asking in the name of Allah and everything that we hold dear, namely the AhlulBayt whom are dearer to us than our parents and our lives that we start changing. Pitch in and be constructive. Our main enemy is wahabis whom are killing Shias day in and day out, and they laugh and point their dirty fingers at us. This is the platform we can use to do our part in showing that no matter how much we disagree on certain issues, we won't let them have the pleasure of seeing it or taking joy from it. I hope you take this into consideration. Wasalam
What makes a Muslim youth leave his life in Marseille, London, New York or Kosovo behind and join a group like IS/Daesh? What does Daesh promise, socio-politically speaking, that the materialist liberal West can't offer? It offers the same utopia that the zionist state PR firms advertise to jewish youth from Brooklyn, North London and Krakow. The attractiveness of being able to BE the 'ideal' Muslim, living in the 'ideal' islamic state, ruled by a descendant of the Prophet, is no different to the effective propaganda of ideal jewish life in occupied Palestine. Muslim youth living in the West no longer have to put up with islamophobic oppressive intrusive and humiliating governments. they can fly Syria or Iraq, look and behave they way they like, and become the 'TRUE' representation of what it means to be Muslim. the added bonus is that Daesh is in a state of war with anybody who refuses to join this utopia, and the reward in the end are 72 pure virgins etc.. A simple life and death, without the headache of juggling multiple identities, switching one off and turning the other on depending on the situation. Being a muslim youth does not mean anything to the liberal materialist westerner. he doesn't care about your religion or your God. he's got problems up to his nose, and instead wants someone to propose solutions AS A HUMAN BEING, or at least as a Brit, or American. Keep your faith at home and tell me how to resolve the rising homelessness, alcoholism, drug abuse, crowded jails, broken families, abused children, millions on food stamps,.... Multiple factors have reduced Muslims in the West to the insignificant entities they are. A major one, in my opinion, are the establishment scholars who push the individualistic, tribal behaviours and passive worldviews. Instead of a collective and united socio-political force, providing perfect examples on the ground on how to resolve issues i mentioned above, we have a pakistani mosque, an arab mosque, a turkish mosque, a wahabi mosque, an ahmadi mosque, a shirazi circus and no socio-political representation with power to influence discourse and policy. Daesh on the other hand, has done just that. It has given YOU the Muslim youth yearning for social impact, and true representation, to live your socio-political utopia in the caliphate and reach your perfection.
In Christianity, governance and militancy are seen as necessary evils by most mainstream Churches. While in Islam, secularism is not embraced in most Islamic countries. Islam in many nations is seen as more than just a religion but also a politic. That got me wondering.. It is impossible to deny that among the 20 most powerful countries in the world a seemingly endless list are Christian majority countries. Only one Muslim country breaks into the top ten and that nation is Turkey according to (globalfirepower.com). Their are only a few countries with a Muslim majority that have over 100 million people. Both Pakistan and Indonesia have over 150 million Muslims, though Bangladesh may be getting closer every year, it is not yet there. This got me thinking.. Where will the Muslim World be 50 years from now? Will Israel still exist? Will Iran have Nuclear weapons? Will Pakistan have missles capable of hitting any American city? But, perhaps my biggest question was, will Indonesia be an Islamic Superpower? Fifty years from now Indonesia may have over 350 million people. It crossed my mind that Indonesia just may have what it takes to become a nation that can rival America, Russia, and China. By the very nature of Indonesia you can expect great naval improvements to arise. New military technologies will be easier for most nations to obtain. Indonesia doesn't have to many enemies and has many friends. Yes, fifty years from now I think Indonesia will be well on its way to becoming a secular Islamic superpower. What say you?
Salam aleykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh my brothers and sisters Im from Switzerland (roots from italian immigrants) and a Shia Muslim convert since 1 year. Im new here and im also registered in the German Shia Forum, but i want to ask help for my difficult situation. I know its forbidden to talk about love problems in Islamic forums, but i couldnt find any other right answer from other forums, because they are more related to relationships and relationships is for me Haram. So the situation is I learned to know a beautiful Lebanese sister from Germany in a SHIA WHATSAPP GROUP. We talk often privatly about how to pray, Hadithes, etc. and she or me often talked about anything and i fall in love of her personality (the beautiful thing is i fall in love without even see her face beauty). The problem is that this "Falling in love" situations can confuse me very as a muslim and is often here in this Forum discussed. First i dont have seen her in public, because she lives in Germany and im in Switzerland and i never said i love her. She is very nice, but sometimes she dont answer me and I dont want confuse her to write her everytime. Im 18 so i really thought this that im really too young for marriage and im also scared to ask her father, because i dont know how Lebanese parents would react when her daughter would marry an Italian who is a convert and not from the same country,village or not a borned Muslim and im not sure about this, because many brothers told me that nationalism is often a problem for converts who search a partner and not easy to deal. Im also dont know how my parents would react. I really hate those feelings, because its not easy to not think about her and im also worried if she will marry someone other and will forget me. I try my best to pray Allah and Inshallah to find one day a good wife. I dont know if I should forget her forever or really told her my feelings or the situation? I hope really that some brothers and sisters can help me. And I know that falling in love is a real mistake to do, because its really heartbreaking and i hope you can understand my situation. Wa Salam my brothers and sisters
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