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Thoughts (2010-2016) [ARCHIVE]

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بِسْمِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلرَّحْمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

 

 

Genesis 1:1   In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

 


Qur'ān 96:1   Recite: In the Name of thy Lord who created.

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I want to know... Why is it I am not good enoug?

Why is it I am not seen as worthy of be-friending another?

Why do others feel the need to lead me along, make me feel like I am wanted, and then drop me like I am a worthless piece of rubbish?

Why do people lie to me, and deny things I ask them, only to hear the truth from others after being reassured that what I was asking was not the truth?

Why is it that no one seems to care or want to have anything to do with me? Am I am really so bad?

What is it that makes them avoid me? Only see me in short burts? Or pretend to care as if to shut me up?

Some people are just worthless, we have to accept our faith. It seems like even Dajjal doesn't want me on his team. 

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I may be almost a superhero, but I wish I had some help. Batman has Robin. The X-Men and Avengers have each other. Why can't Supermom get a team or sidekick too?

Gotta go do some work or it won't get done.

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ـ رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): إنّ النَّصرَ مَعَ الصَّبرِ ، والفَرَجَ مع الكَربِ ، وإنّ مَعَ العُسرِ يُسراً.

‪The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘Verily victory comes with perseverance, and deliverance with hardship, and verily with difficulty comes ease.’[bihar al-Anwar, v. 77, p. 88, no. 2]

‪ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إن صَبَرتَ صَبرَ الأكارِمِ ، وإلّا سَلَوتَ سُلُوَّ البَهائمِ .

‪Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘You can either have the perseverance of noblemen or be lost in the oblivion of beasts.’[Nahj al-Balagha, Saying 414]

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَن لَم يَصبِرْ على كَدِّهِ صَبَرَ على الإفلاسِ .

‪Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘Whoever does not endure his troubles ends up having to endure his own ruin.’[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 8987]

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَن لَم يُنْجِهِ الصَّبرُ أهلَكَهُ‏ الجَزَعُ.

‪Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘He whose patience gives him no deliverance is destroyed by anxiety.’[Nahj al-Balagha, Saying 189]

ـ الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَنِ ابتُلِيَ مِن شِيعَتِنا فَصَبَرَ علَيهِ كانَ لَهُ أجرُ ألفِ شَهيدٍ .

‪Imam al-Sadiq (AS) said, ‘Whoever from amongst our Shi`aa is tried with an affliction and endures it will be granted the reward of a thousand martyrs.’[al-Tamhis, p. 59, no. 125]

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I may be almost a superhero, but I wish I had some help. Batman has Robin. The X-Men and Avengers have each other. Why can't Supermom get a team or sidekick too?

Gotta go do some work or it won't get done.

 

Cause you are a WOMAN!!

 

A woman's job is to cook and clean, and cook some more!

 

 

Ah, I love reminding women their sole purpose in society.  @)

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Cause you are a WOMAN!!

A woman's job is to cook and clean, and cook some more!

Ah, I love reminding women their sole purpose in society. @)

Lol :dry:

It would be like a vacation to do nothing but cook, clean, and raise my children. Not that it isn't hard work, but it is very rewarding fun work most of the time. I don't really enjoy cleaning, but I like to cook, and very much enjoy spending time with my kids teaching them the things they need to know. Maybe someday if I win the lottery or whatever, I'll try it.

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what?

 

 

I think he misunderstood you, bro. 

*Muzlamic people

 

One high school teacher of mine told our class that Muslims don't call themselves 'Muslims'. Apparently we call ourselves 'Islamics' and the word 'Muslim' is a western invention. I sat there like:  :wacko:

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Anyone ever take a current events class back in high school and the teacher was a neo con? I remember one time when the discussion was about irans nuclear program. Our assignment was to come up with our policy of what we would do about it. The person sitting in front of me, did not understand. When he asked the instructor, the instructor simply asked him "do you think iran should have nuclear weapons" clearly having the goal in mind to brainwash the class to be anti iran. What ended up happening was the person thought to himself and said to the teacher "well if America can have them then why can't iran"...the instructor got upset but did not say anything other than "Okay if you think that is right then write it down."

The moment just sticks out in my mind.

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Lol :dry:

It would be like a vacation to do nothing but cook, clean, and raise my children. Not that it isn't hard work, but it is very rewarding fun work most of the time. I don't really enjoy cleaning, but I like to cook, and very much enjoy spending time with my kids teaching them the things they need to know. Maybe someday if I win the lottery or whatever, I'll try it.

 

Lottery is haram ;)

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Yes, yes it is. it is a form of gambling.I have told many Muslims this, but apparently I am wrong??

 

No you are not ^_^ All marjas deem it haram because it is gambling.

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بِسْــــــــــــــــــمِ اﷲِالرَّحْمَنِ اارَّحِيم

 
 

al-Islām summed up so beautifully in the Book of Job: 

'Submit to God and be at peace with Him; in this way prosperity will come to you.'  - Job 22:21

 

 

Ws. 

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Little_Socrates,

 

(salam)

 

When I get this question about Iran I always answer "yes".

 

Reasoning: if the murderous Soviet Union had them and there was no use, then why would Iran be different.

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Lottery is haram ;)

The odds of winning a major prize are about the same whether I buy a ticket or not. Therefore, since it is possible to win, even though I've never bought a ticket I might win. I can dream, right?

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The odds of winning a major prize are about the same whether I buy a ticket or not. Therefore, since it is possible to win, even though I've never bought a ticket I might win. I can dream, right?

 

I once read that, according to the rules of probability, I have a greater chance of dying in a road accident than winning the lottery (It was said about British-based Lotto).

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I once read that, according to the rules of probability, I have a greater chance of dying in a road accident than winning the lottery (It was said about British-based Lotto).

I have read that I have a greater chance of being struck by lightning than winning a major lottery prize. Thousands of people die in car wrecks every day (in the US).

I have a relative who won a significant lottery prize twice.

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I once read that, according to the rules of probability, I have a greater chance of dying in a road accident than winning the lottery (It was said about British-based Lotto).

 

Hold on, I think it was about dying in an air crash, which makes sense as road accidents are far more common, whereas air crashes not so, but still I have more chances of being caught a passenger on MH370 than hitting a multimillion dollars jackpot.

 

Sad world of statistics we live in, but if it was only about the stats, people most probably wouldn't take chances to do improbable, nearly impossible things, and the world would be such a dull, boring, predictable place.

It's only by going against the odds that makes our lives interesting.

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If the probability of winning a lottery is insignificant to the point where you can only win by luck, than why is it haram? And how exactly is it gambling, because unlike in a gamble where the setter can keep all the money if you lose, here someone from the public will always win.

 

 

 

Just curious. 

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If the probability of winning a lottery is insignificant to the point where you can only win by luck, than why is it haram? And how exactly is it gambling, because unlike in a gamble where the setter can keep all the money if you lose, here someone from the public will always win.

 

 

 

Just curious. 

 

Me too. The modern state-run lottery systems defy conventional gambling scenarios which we are very familiar with and which are explicitly banned in Islam.

 

In national lotteries they also fund a lot of charitable causes with the proceeds while letting people win from big to modest to small prizes.

 

Perhaps there's something common between lotteries and lucky draw schemes. I once bought a bottle of cooking oil and sent in its label and entered a draw. I won a diamond ring! Is that gambling?

 

It was my mother; not I. It was 20+ years ago. The brand was Dalda.

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If the probability of winning a lottery is insignificant to the point where you can only win by luck, than why is it haram? And how exactly is it gambling, because unlike in a gamble where the setter can keep all the money if you lose, here someone from the public will always win.

Just curious.

I think it depends on your intentions.

I don't buy lottery tickets, but I have sometimes bought raffle tickets with the intention of the ticket price being a donation to the organization the raffle was funding.

If you buy with the hope of winning, it is gambling on small odds. So maybe you can play lottery if you can do so with the intention of paying extra taxes. Extra taxes, woohoo!

As for some player always eventually winning, you know the winner only gets a portion of the proceeds, right? Most of the money goes to the organizer.

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If the probability of winning a lottery is insignificant to the point where you can only win by luck, than why is it haram? And how exactly is it gambling, because unlike in a gamble where the setter can keep all the money if you lose, here someone from the public will always win.

 

 

 

Just curious. 

 

What is gambling? It is a game of chance.

 

“They ask you about intoxicants and games of chances. Say: in both of them there is a great sin...”(Surah al-Baqarah 2:219)

 

It isnt dependent on the percentage of probability or if there will always be winners. If you are waging money in which the outcome is uncertain on your part then it is haram. Meaning, if you are losing money in which you can never be certain you will gain it back then it is haram, even if someone else wins. You are betting your hard earned money on a foolish system in which the outcome is by chance, if any to begin with. It also can become an addiction and thus adds more reason to its permissibility. Also it is an OBLIGATION upon a muslim to give to the poor, so by doing such a thing in which it is reasoned upon chance, giving to the poor out-weighs such a doing.

 

If the lottery was with no condition (ie no money loan to the lottery company to chance out a winning ticket) then it would have been fine. Here is an example:

 

Is the bank allowed to run such lotteries? If the bank is conducting the raffle without any conditions from their customers, but only to promote their business, then there is nothing wrong with it and whoever wins is allowed to receive the prize amount, as this falls under Unknown Owner after obtaining the consent of the Imam or his representative, in case of Government banks or Company banks. In case of Public or individual banks. This permission is not required. However, such raffle is not allowed if the prize amount is paid to a customer under an agreement for loan etc. even if amount is paid after winning the raffle, as this was previously promised by the bank

 

I think it depends on your intentions.

I don't buy lottery tickets, but I have sometimes bought raffle tickets with the intention of the ticket price being a donation to the organization the raffle was funding.

If you buy with the hope of winning, it is gambling on small odds. So maybe you can play lottery if you can do so with the intention of paying extra taxes. Extra taxes, woohoo!

As for some player always eventually winning, you know the winner only gets a portion of the proceeds, right? Most of the money goes to the organizer.

 

Sorry sister, but it is still haram no matter what the intention for it is the action itself is the root of all evil. Let me give you an example, you cannot steal from the rich to feed the poor.

 

To reiterate, see, giving money for a raffle is totally different from lottery because,  first and foremost you are not gambling. You are donating your money to an organization (usually of need) and getting a prize is just a plus. The prize has nothing to do with your donation, there is no chance on the money you have given.

 

http://www.al-islam.org/contemporary-legal-rulings-in-shii-law-ayatullah-ali-al-husayni-as-seestani/6-lottery

http://www.al-islam.org/greater-sins-volume-1-ayatullah-sayyid-abd-al-husayn-dastghayb-shirazi/fourteenth-greater-sin#gambling-and-wine-cause-avarice-and-enmity

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Sorry sister, but it is still haram no matter what the intention for it is the action itself is the root of all evil. Let me give you an example, you cannot steal from the rich to feed the poor.

Raffle is sometimes allowed with the intention of donation, but AFAIK lottery never is. Who in their right mind would voluntarily pay extra taxes?

We need sarcasm tags.

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Raffle is sometimes allowed with the intention of donation, but AFAIK lottery never is. Who in their right mind would voluntarily pay extra taxes?

We need sarcasm tags.

 

LOOOL

 

let alone, not knowing where "these taxes" go.... ^_^

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I do have a non-Muslim relative who won nearly $20K (after taxes) in lottery though. Wasn't a large enough prize to make the news, but significant nonetheless. It was enough that they were able to pay off all their debts and retire.

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I do have a non-Muslim relative who won nearly $20K (after taxes) in lottery though. Wasn't a large enough prize to make the news, but significant nonetheless. It was enough that they were able to pay off all their debts and retire.

 

Damn, that much money won't even pay my student debt for university tuition :dry: 

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Damn, that much money won't even pay my student debt for university tuition :dry:

I was made to pay mine with all of my savings a few years back and since I've remained unable to save even near the amount I had. They tell us that the taxation office cannot see how much money we save but obviously they could to be able to see that my savings amount was equal to that of my student loan amount and I was forced to pay it back immediately rather than in part from each pay I receive from my job.

Damn, that much money won't even pay my student debt for university tuition :dry:

I was made to pay mine with all of my savings a few years back and since I've remained unable to save even near the amount I had. They tell us that the taxation office cannot see how much money we save but obviously they could to be able to see that my savings amount was equal to that of my student loan amount and I was forced to pay it back immediately rather than in part from each pay I receive from my job.

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Damn, that much money won't even pay my student debt for university tuition :dry:

Loans are haram! :shaytan:

It would put a good dent in my student loan debt. It is more than my degree earned me from 2009 to 2012.

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