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  1. Ok so I don't understand why there are so many ridiculous stereotypes against Shias. Some of these ridiculous stereotypes and allegations are like Shias putting blood in their food and spitting in water. And for some reason Many Deobandis and Wahabis in my area say that Shias don't do salah and that they eat pork. (Nauzbillah). Where the hell do these allegations come from in the first place? Another allegation which is obviously false is that Shia Muslims exploit Mutah for intercourse only. When will these lies ever end?
  2. Salam everyone, Should Iran allow and facilitate the immigration of non Iranians to Iran? Give them iranian citizenship, allow them to own properties etc? By non Iranians I mean Shia Muslims from other countries who would want to integrate in the Islamic society whose foundations were laid down at the time of revolution. I must admit I am not very well informed on the subject but as far as I know a large area of Iran is uninhabited. Economic resources might be an issue but that can be tackled since the influx of people will bring some resources and generate others as the people settle down.
  3. @Zainab Razvi Assalamualaikum, Would like to know if there are any shias from Paris,France
  4. Salam! Como estas? Hey guys! I just wanted to begin a thread about Soccer. I wanted to form a group of intellectual Shia followers of Football (Soccer) and discuss transfer news, events, and everything else with them. I'm a teenage passionate Soccer fan. Are there any regular Soccer lovers out there who want to have a group of us in which we unite and discuss and also share knowledge regarding Islam. There will be Banter, Trolling, and discussion about Football (Soccer) of all times and analysis of matches. Please reply here so we can think and discuss more about this. Ps. I'm an Atletico Madrid fan! Soy un Rojiblanco. ;)
  5. Syed Mumtaz Hussain Rizvi who is an engineer by profession and a PhD student has been missing after he left home a week ago on 23rd Jan2018. All security agencies have failed to tell the family about his whereabouts. Mumtaz Rizvi remained a close aide of Dr. Mohammad Ali Naqvi founder of Imamia Students Organisation. This is yet another case of a notable Pakistasni shia being taken into illegal and undeclared custody. Around 30 Shia mourners were picked up earlier this year by law enforcers in plainclothes a few days after they returned from Karbala, Iraq. In 2016 alone more than 700 people went missing in Pakistan, most of them Shias.
  6. salams! I just moved to michigan from Boston for a program at UofM ann arbor. Idk what it is but I'm having trouble finding people to connect with here (or atleast people who are interested in learning more about islam/ like to have intellectual convos. If your from ann arbor/dearborn/detroit area , we should connect friend mehhh
  7. As we all know the internet is witnessing a second massive wave of anti islams and anti muslims. Along with them are some nationalist atheist iranians that have been getting alot of attention. They live in the west that are claiming that their country had been attacked by barbarian arabs and that iran has gone backwards ever since. I just wanted to know what normal muslim iranians thought of the arab conquest by Omar (RA)
  8. Why is matam important in shia sect? Is matam some sort of trance state?
  9. Salaam, Im in Prague, Czech Republic, and really wanting to find a Muharram-Ashura majlis-program. Can anyone assist with any details.. address, phone, website, anything. Will really appreciate it.
  10. Assalam o Alaikum wa Rehmatullah wa Barakatuhu, Here are the few general guidelines for correctly understanding and interpreting the teachings of Quran. These will never let you fall into the trap of any false belief or custom of any ignorant sunni and shia group, if you apply these rules and guidelines honestly. In Sha Allah. 1. Quran is the collection of Divine Speeches of Allah, which were revealed on different occasions, sometimes a single ayah was revealed, sometimes a group of two or more ayahs. 2. Quran is the primary source, hadith is the secondary source. Quran establishes the foundations of all beliefs and customs while hadith explain them. 3. Surahs in Quran are divided in groups based on their main subject and relation between their ayahs. There are total 7 such groups. Each group has one or more makki and madani surahs. For example in first group there are 1 makki (fatiha) and 4 madani surahs (from baqrah to maida). Same way count on the surahs as follows. Group Makki surahs Madani surahs Main subject 1 1 4 Shariah 2 2 2 Risalah 3 14 1 Risalah 4 8 1 Tauheed 5 13 3 Tauheed 6 7 10 Akhirah 7 46 2 Akhirah 4. Within groups surahs of Quran are divided in pairs of two or three. Surahs in pair share the main subject, style and format of divine orders. One surah of pair explains half of subject and other surah of pair complete it. Like surah baqrah and surah al imran is a pair, surah nahl, surah isra and surah kahf is a pair, surah saf and surah juma is a pair, surah muzamil and surah mudasir is a pair, surah falaq and surah naas is a pair. Every surah is in pair with others. 5. There are two types of ayahs in Quran in general. As Allah said in Aal Imran 7. He is the One Who has revealed to you the Book. Some of its verses are decisive - they are the foundation of the Book - while others are allegorical. Those whose hearts are infected with disbelief follow the allegorical part to mislead others and to give it their own interpretation, seeking for its hidden meanings, but no one knows its hidden meanings except Allah. Those who are well grounded in knowledge say: "We believe in it; it is all from our Rabb." None will take heed except the people of understanding. 6. Important concepts and words in Quran are repeated at least twice. So if at one place someone understood wrong then the other place will explain and clarify him. So try to find every concept in at least two different places in Quran (there can be more than two) for better understanding. 7. Whenever you single out any ayah of Quran and try to interpret it’s meaning, then first read it completely, and also 2 to 4 ayahs before and after the main ayah under study. This will help you to know the context of the subject and all other ayahs related to the subject. 8. First try to find the tafseer of any ayah from the Quran itself, due to the fact that concepts are repeated in Quran, don’t quickly jump to tafseer books. There are 6000+ ayahs in Quran, try to find from them first. 9. If you find two different beliefs or ahadith on any subject, first compare them with Quran. Anything that goes against the teachings of Quran must be rejected, as I said foundation of all beliefs and customs are in Quran, you just have to find them. 10. Many scholars say Quran is not easy to understand alone. You must have to refer other books as well. That concept is partially wrong. As it is said in Al Imran ayah 7 that there are two types of ayahs in Quran, similarly there are two perspectives of understanding the Quran. First is the basic guidance or remembrance (Tazakkur e Quran), from this perspective Quran is the easiest book ever. Anyone can get guidance from Quran alone without referring any other book. As Allah said in Surah Qamar four times ayah 17, 22, 32, 40 that “And We have certainly made the Qur'an easy for remembrance (Al-Zikr), so is there any who will remember?”. Other is deep thinking (Taddabur e Quran) about the consequences of events and affairs mentioned in Quran. From this perspective Quran is difficult, because not everyone can do this, only experts can. NOTE: If anyone knows more such rules then share. For example, lets apply these rules to one of the most important concept in Quran which is mostly misunderstood by many shias and sunnis, i.e concept of waseela. Word waseela is used two times in Quran. Surah Maida 35 and Surah Isra 57. Maida 35 says… Seek waseela or means of nearness to Allah. (mostly this part of ayah is only quoted) يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَابْتَغُوا إِلَيْهِ الْوَسِيلَةَ وَجَاهِدُوا فِي سَبِيلِهِ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُفْلِحُونَ O believers! Fear Allah and seek the means to be closer to Him and make Jihad (struggle) in His Way so that you may be successful. Isra 57 says… Those whom they call upon besides Allah, themselves seek waseela to Allah. أُولَٰئِكَ الَّذِينَ يَدْعُونَ يَبْتَغُونَ إِلَىٰ رَبِّهِمُ الْوَسِيلَةَ أَيُّهُمْ أَقْرَبُ وَيَرْجُونَ رَحْمَتَهُ وَيَخَافُونَ عَذَابَهُ ۚ إِنَّ عَذَابَ رَبِّكَ كَانَ مَحْذُورًا Those to whom they call, themselves seek the means of access to their Rabb - trying as to who can be more near - they hope for His Mercy and fear His punishment, for the punishment of your Rabb is terrible indeed. There is no any third place in Quran where word waseela is used. So based on these two ayahs it is clear that calling upon others beside Allah in order to get closer to Allah is not the form of waseela mentioned in Maida 35. Allah taunt them on this type of approach. As it is also confirmed by Zumar 3. أَلَا لِلَّهِ الدِّينُ الْخَالِصُ ۚ وَالَّذِينَ اتَّخَذُوا مِنْ دُونِهِ أَوْلِيَاءَ مَا نَعْبُدُهُمْ إِلَّا لِيُقَرِّبُونَا إِلَى اللَّهِ زُلْفَىٰ إِنَّ اللَّهَ يَحْكُمُ بَيْنَهُمْ فِي مَا هُمْ فِيهِ يَخْتَلِفُونَ ۗ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يَهْدِي مَنْ هُوَ كَاذِبٌ كَفَّارٌ Unquestionably, for Allah is the pure religion. And those who take protectors besides Him [say], "We only worship them that they may bring us nearer to Allah in position." Indeed, Allah will judge between them concerning that over which they differ. Indeed, Allah does not guide he who is a liar and [confirmed] disbeliever. TASK FOR SHIAS… Now, same way apply these rules yourself to those ayahs which are the foundations of your beliefs just to confirm that whether they are in accordance with the teachings of Quran or against it. Without referring any tafsir book, first try to understand from the Quran yourself. Do not do taqleed of others all the time. Here are some single ousted ayahs that are behind your (shia) major beliefs. Surah Baqrah ayah 124 (About Imamat) Surah Nisa ayah 59 (About Ulil Amr) Surah Rad ayah 43 (About who is witness) Surah Maida ayah 55 (About wilayat) Surah Maida ayah 69 (About delivery of message) Surah Saad ayah 75 (About who are aaleen) .... etc ____________________________________________________________________________________ إِنَّ أَصْدَقَ الْحَدِيثِ كِتَابُ اللَّهِ وَأَحْسَنَ الْهَدْىِ هَدْىُ مُحَمَّدٍ وَشَرَّ الأُمُورِ مُحْدَثَاتُهَا وَكُلَّ مُحْدَثَةٍ بِدْعَةٌ وَكُلَّ بِدْعَةٍ ضَلاَلَةٌ وَكُلَّ ضَلاَلَةٍ فِي النَّارِ May Allah guide us to the true teachings of Quran and Sunnah of His beloved Prophet (s.a.w.w). Ameen
  11. Hello i'm a syrian sunni muslim (Asha'ari sunni) and i'm wondering why shias are fighting in Syria !! Defending Assad's regime ? Please note that shias are fighting before the creation of The islamic front (Jabhat Al-nusra)... is it because the sufyani and Mahdi thing ?
  12. Hello i'm a syrian sunni muslim (Asha'ari sunni) and i'm wondering why shias are fighting in Syria !! Defending Assad's regime ? Please note that shias are fighting before the creation of The islamic front (Jabhat Al-nusra)... is it because the sufyani and Mahdi thing ?
  13. Honestly this might sound really weird coming from a 15 year old, but I've been doing some research related to Shias and Sunni. I was born in a Sunni family. So I searched for different things related to different sects. Now I'm confused as to which sect is correct. So I prayed to God to show me signs of the correct sect. And I'm not even kidding but I had dreams for two consecutive days in which I was supporting Shias. So I guess those were signs.. But now I'm very confused and everyone must be thinking that I'm only 15 and all but it's not that. I have this affiliation with the prophet(pbuh) and his family. I started watching documentaries related to the battle of Karbla. I got scared as I've never been taught about it in such depth. And now I feel the pain. I could go on about this but I don't even know.. Thank you.
  14. I am curious as to how the Turi Tribe in Pakistan become Shias, does anyone know please? I have heard a vey interesting story, just wanted to know it its true.
  15. (BISMILLAH) (Salam) Any Malaysian Shi'as around here? I wanted to confirm the start of Ramadhan. According to the Sunnis, it's tomorrow and I wanted to check if it's the same for us. Oh, and if you've got the details for a mosque or centre here, that would also be cool. :)
  16. I want to ask the shias who they believe to be superior their 12 imams or the prophets? state you opinions and reasons why they are superior?
  17. Salam Aleykom, I heared from Sunni brothers that Kuffi Shias killed Imam Husain (as) not sunnies. What do you think about this Claim ? Of course I can answer too but I want to hear from you first...
  18. Nobol and Zahra: The Shia towns/villages are under siege for the past 18 months...the people did not give up and defended their women and children with many Shia fighters going from different countries to help as much as they could and as long as they reached... Now, thank God, the siege is almost over, the Syrian government and some Shia fighters are getting very close after they freed the villages around and some sources even suggest that the pro-government forces already entered Al-Zahra. Lets pray that the ppl find peace and security-- as soon as possible. A documentary by PressTv from July last year on the two towns
  19. Dear Shia brothers and sisters, I am new here and am posting for the first time. I hope this post will be shown. When I talk to my sunni class fellows and try to convince them that shi'ism is good. It works and they are almost convinced but I get stuck at one point. They say that the kufis who joined Yazid after writting Imam Hussain (A.s) so many letters were also Shia and ask me what I have to say about that. Can someone Please help me so i can reply to them and strengthen my Faith. Your help would be deeply appreciated
  20. Such an amazing campaign! May Allah keep the followers of the ahlulbayt A.S safe! This is the love of Hussain A.S that is driving us all. SubhanAllah! Looking at these videos uplifts my heart and faith. Looking at our brothers and sisters in all these countries makes me wanna strive hard to be a better follower for the ahlulbayt A.S. Thanks Ahlulbayt TV Eltimas e Dua (wasalam) Ahlulbayt TV presents its first ever #MyMuharram Campaign! Each clip is mixed with locations from around the world. Send us short videos of lectures, processions, from your local centre. We will then combine your videos to showcase different commemorations of Muharram across the globe! Places Shown Muharram (2014) in: Damascus, SyriaEdmonton, CanadaAtlanta, Georgia, USACharlotte, North Carolina, USAUkraineBrazilParaguayMoscow, RussiaMali, Africa
  21. By now it is clear that Iran and/or Russia will never give up on Syria, and as it seems the west + Wahabi Gulf dictators are working on plan-B to invade Syria, attack ISIS regions, train the so called 'moderate terrorists' and enable them to take over ISIS cities... then from there they will/might expand the 'moderate terrorists' rules and will help them directly to go after Syrian army. Is it a crucial time for Shias/Iran to make sure that doesn't happen and a massacre of Shias/Alawites and other Syrians who reject Takfiris rules and laws does not happen? And prevent the western-Wahabi alliance to overthrow the Syrian government? Should Iran just send troops or should it just increase its aids to Shia groups/Syrian government/Hizbullah instead?
  22. Salaam Alaykum, Below is a video of an Authentic Narration wherein Prophet Isa (as) will call unto Prophet Muhammad (saw) by saying "Ya Muhammad" Responses from everyone- especially the Sunnis will be much appreciated. (waslaam)
  23. Two Shia followers were arrested on August 5, 2013 by the Perak Islamic Religious Department. One of them is a woman who is a homeopathic practitioner. Her clinic in Taiping, Perak was raided by eight officers from the Perak Religious Council (JAIP) in which they seized various prayer books in her possession and then arrested her. She was then taken to a lock up facility in Pekan Baru, Perak. In the same locality, another Shia adherent, Mr Mohd Ridhuan Yusuf (51 years old) was also arrested and taken to the Ipoh Police Headquarters. It is reported by witnesses that the officers from JAIP initially were to launch an ambush at the local Shiite Hauzah which is a [Edited Out]te community centre. However after discovering that the premise was locked, they then headed to Ridhuan’s house nearby. The officers barged into his house and seized his collections of books. The detentions are clearly intolerable acts especially since Ms Azah (in the 40’s) is the mother of a 3 year old toddler in need of care. Furthermore with the fasting season coming to an end and with the Islamic festival of Eid around the corner, the timing of such an act by the authorities is highly questionable. The victims’ families are left to grapple with this arrest and related matters such as finding lawyers and raising the legal fees which is more difficult due to the festive season. Ethical and professional discretion by JAIP officers should have been the least among the many factors that should have been considered before engaging in such disgraceful conduct. They are suspected to be charge under Section 16 Sharia Criminal Law 1992 for defying Perak state’s fatwa on banning Shi’ism. If found guilty both will be fine RM3,000 and imprison for two years. This incident is a result of the continuous harassments by the authorities and public targeted towards the Shia community in Malaysia due to their religious believes. Over the past few months and even more so during this holy month of Ramadhan, the government, media and right wing Islamic organizations have intensified the demonization of Shias in Malaysia thus sowing the seeds of hatred and discrimination. This is just the beginning... After almost 2 weeks of media coverage on the "Shia threat" on TV, radio and newspapers, the government will be trying to show that it means business this time. http://www.theborneopost.com/2013/07/28/jamil-khir-those-practising-syiah-will-be-rejected/
  24. Some questions for all of the muslim ummah to think about.... Question 1 and 2 Question 3 and 4 Log on to: http://www.youtube.c...ns?feature=mhee for more videos
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