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On 10/9/2016 at 4:08 PM, IbnSina said:

YA HUSSEIN(AS)! AL AJAL YA SAHIB AL ZAMAN AL AJAL!

 

I sent this noha to my family members by email. I mentioned the lyrics are in the description at youtube. They want English subtitles. 

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On 10/10/2016 at 0:49 AM, starlight said:

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This is not necessarily true. It may be for people who are inclined toward seeking truth, but on the whole: conversion (in the sense of radically changing one's worldview) is not an academic endeavor. Look at all these orientalists who know more about Islam than most lay Muslims and even most ulama, and yet they do not convert. Likewise, we see many who are very well-versed in history and hadith and yet retain incorrect views about imamah, the first three and so on.

 

Knowledge in itself cannot create such a great inner transformation. Iblees is more knowledgable than any of us.

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8 hours ago, baradar_jackson said:

This is not necessarily true

Well, some of the things you are saying are right but I don't agree with everything.    Concealing facts does mislead a lot of people. The example of iblis cannot be applied here because he wasn't mislead. He got an order straight from Allah which he refused to obey. 

I have written elsewhere on the forum about a tactic the wahabbis have started for the past few years. Every year in Muharram there is a slew of posts on social media highlighting the  important 'historical' events that happened on 10th of muharram.

They will say :Allah freed the people of Bani israel from Moses on 10th muharram. 

They will say : Hazrat Younas as came of the whale on 10th muharram.

They will say Prophet Noah's (as) ark reached land safely on 10th of muharram.

They will say: Prophet cured Hazrat Ayub as on 10th of Muharram.

BUT there is no mention of the massacre of Karbala !!! And when I say what about Imam e Hussain as? someone had the audacity to say we(wahabbis) are not sure if it happened that day !! A sunni friend of mine who lives in the west told me lots of children growing up there don't even know about the incident of Karbala. What is the next step..ten years down the line the wahabbis will start saying they are not sure it even happened. 

Why do you think the saud funded propaganda factories are working so hard to conceal these historical facts? To create doubts in the minds of people with weak faith.

How are the shias going to refute these statements if the facts are not clear and widely known. What are we going to say to the wahabbis? the non muslims? to our own children who might question these statements one day? They will say ghadeer never happened, they will say it were the shias of Kufa who killed Imam Hussain as. If we don't know history we won't know what's meant by the 'shias' of kufa. 

You are right in saying that hidayat doesn't come from merely knowing the facts but at least the facts should be widely available for those who want wish to know the truth. 

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يخويه تنادي ولا لك امعين                   وقومك على الغيره مطاعين

أنا منين اجيب المرتضى منين                        عن كربلا بويه غبت وين

تدري بأميّه تطلب بدين                                يطلبون ثار ابدّر وحنين

 هجموا فرد هجمة على حسين 

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Anyone know that feeling when you leave home really early, by midday it already feels like you are having a long day, you crack and eat something that you shouldn't and then when you go to the toilet you find that someone has urinated on the seat.

 

 

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Where does the line end with unity? Every year during this month and on Ashura, Shia's and Sunnis here are all lovey dovey towards each other which is nice. I appreciate the peace we live in and am thankful for it but does that mean we go around saying to them "May God accept your good deeds (fast) on this day". Yes it is true they respect us too by giving their condolences to us but how can we go around acknowledging the fact that they celebrate this day? And wishing them good for it? All for the sake and under the banner of unity. We can simply stay quiet, I'm not saying attack them for celebrating, but there is no need at all to show that we are okay with their ignorance. 

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14 hours ago, hameedeh said:

I sent this noha to my family members by email. I mentioned the lyrics are in the description at youtube. They want English subtitles. 

@Pearl178

Its not really day to day conversational farsi, hmm I dont think my farsi is good enough to make a proper translation.

But iA brother @kamyar or @baradar_jackson can translate it good?

 

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1 hour ago, Pearl178 said:

Where does the line end with unity? Every year during this month and on Ashura, Shia's and Sunnis here are all lovey dovey towards each other which is nice. I appreciate the peace we live in and am thankful for it but does that mean we go around saying to them "May God accept your good deeds (fast) on this day". Yes it is true they respect us too by giving their condolences to us but how can we go around acknowledging the fact that they celebrate this day? And wishing them good for it? All for the sake and under the banner of unity. We can simply stay quiet, I'm not saying attack them for celebrating, but there is no need at all to show that we are okay with their ignorance. 

Hmm, how can they acknowledge the events of Karbala and give their condolences but then still celebrate whatever? What happened to their brain?

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4 hours ago, IbnSina said:

Hmm, how can they acknowledge the events of Karbala and give their condolences but then still celebrate whatever? What happened to their brain?

They say it out of pure courtesy and nothing more. They are confused and don't know what to think lol. So they just say it because they feel its their obligation to do so out of respect for us and nothing more. This is all just an act I believe to show the world that Oman is a peaceful and tolerant country and all faiths are respected. This is of course a lovely thing, but it annoys me sometimes when Shias here acknowledge their acts and dont speak up against it. 

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7 hours ago, Pearl178 said:

Where does the line end with unity? Every year during this month and on Ashura, Shia's and Sunnis here are all lovey dovey towards each other which is nice. I appreciate the peace we live in and am thankful for it but does that mean we go around saying to them "May God accept your good deeds (fast) on this day". Yes it is true they respect us too by giving their condolences to us but how can we go around acknowledging the fact that they celebrate this day? And wishing them good for it? All for the sake and under the banner of unity. We can simply stay quiet, I'm not saying attack them for celebrating, but there is no need at all to show that we are okay with their ignorance. 

Its true sis, some of the things Shias do for unity are disgusting. 

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Bismehe Ta3ala,

Assalam Alikum Brother @Marbles

Mash'Allah at your nephew.  Allah swt protect him and give him a long life.  Do you explain or go into details to your nephew of the events of Karbala?

Brother what is that building on the left side about?  Please explain.

How was Ashura this year in Pakistan?  Did you benefit from any of the lectures or is there anything that moved you this year compared to previous years?

M3 Salamah, FE AMIN Allah

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On 10/8/2016 at 11:51 PM, silasun said:

Thanks for posting this. This is a very scary reality. Unless we completely dissociate from our worldly inclinations of money and power, we will do the same to the Imam of our time. 

Yes, indeed it's very scary. May Allah give us all basirah and make our aghebat khair.

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12 hours ago, Pearl178 said:

Where does the line end with unity? Every year during this month and on Ashura, Shia's and Sunnis here are all lovey dovey towards each other which is nice. I appreciate the peace we live in and am thankful for it but does that mean we go around saying to them "May God accept your good deeds (fast) on this day". Yes it is true they respect us too by giving their condolences to us but how can we go around acknowledging the fact that they celebrate this day? And wishing them good for it? All for the sake and under the banner of unity. We can simply stay quiet, I'm not saying attack them for celebrating, but there is no need at all to show that we are okay with their ignorance. 

 

Are you sure they are celebrating something?

 

Fasting is not necessarily for celebrating something. I know the tenth of Muharram is a mustahab fasting day for them but I never knew the reasoning. I never thought it was a celebration of something.

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3 hours ago, baradar_jackson said:

 

Are you sure they are celebrating something?

 

Fasting is not necessarily for celebrating something. I know the tenth of Muharram is a mustahab fasting day for them but I never knew the reasoning. I never thought it was a celebration of something.

 

Some traditions are found in Sunni books to the effect that the Prophet (s.a.w.) on migrating to Medina found the Jews fasting on the 10th of Muharram. He asked them why, and was told: “It is an auspicious day; it is the day when God delivered the children of Israel from their enemy (i.e. Pharaoh); and, therefore, Moses fasted on that day.”

The Prophet (s.a.w.) said, “I am worthier of Moses than you are.” Thereupon, he fasted on that day and ordered (the Muslims) to fast.

https://www.al-islam.org/al-serat/vol-8-no-3-4/fast-ashura-sayyid-saeed-akhtar-rizvi/fast-ashura

Saddly, the sunnis are not taught about the tragedy of Imam Hussain (as) I asked my sunni friends back in the day about this and they said they never heard about the tragedy, they are just taught to fast on ashura for the reason above. Some of my Somalian friends back in the day never even heard about the Imams!! It's devastating to see how far they went to try to erase the legacy of Ahlulbeyt  (as)

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3 hours ago, baradar_jackson said:

 

Are you sure they are celebrating something?

 

Fasting is not necessarily for celebrating something. I know the tenth of Muharram is a mustahab fasting day for them but I never knew the reasoning. I never thought it was a celebration of something.

According to folk wisdom the nawasibs and the khawarij used to fast on the 10th of Muharram to thank Allah for the victory in Karbala against the heretical Hussain and his family (naudhbilla). So it works like a thanksgiving fast for them. But the Sunnis today aren't aware of the origin of ashura fast and give other reasons.

But there is a small group of Yazidis in Karachi. (Yazidis as in not like those in Iraq who are under IS attack but real, proper modern-day Nasibis who are popularly called Yazidis). They take out a small procession every ashura where they sing and dance and distribute sweetmeats and beat drums and other musical instruments to literally celebrate their Ameer Yazid's victory.

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5 hours ago, baradar_jackson said:

 

Are you sure they are celebrating something?

 

Fasting is not necessarily for celebrating something. I know the tenth of Muharram is a mustahab fasting day for them but I never knew the reasoning. I never thought it was a celebration of something.

I believe they do celebrate it, because the reason they fast is according to them this is a joyful day because Allah (s.w.t) saved Moses (as) and his followers from Pharoh. The Prophet (saww) supposedly first saw the Jews observing the fast on this day to which he, the Prophet said "I am closer to Moses than the Jews " and ordered muslims to fast on this day (which does not make sense because like since when does the Prophet follow the Jews?).  Also, Ibadi Muslims here also say that these days are "mubarak" days. 

These are all stories made up by Bani Ummayah, to distract Muslims from the events of Muharram and what really happened. 

 

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10 hours ago, Laayla said:

Bismehe Ta3ala,

Assalam Alikum Brother @Marbles

Mash'Allah at your nephew.  Allah swt protect him and give him a long life.  Do you explain or go into details to your nephew of the events of Karbala?

Brother what is that building on the left side about?  Please explain.

How was Ashura this year in Pakistan?  Did you benefit from any of the lectures or is there anything that moved you this year compared to previous years?

M3 Salamah, FE AMIN Allah

He's a keen little azadar. While other kids his age get a little scared from the matam and the commotion in the juloos, he stands his ground and joins his elders without a trace of discomfort. His grandparents and parents teach him as much as is possible to teach a three year old. Alhamdulillah.

It's a cement grill built inside the wall on the left. Women sit in the other hall behind it during the majlis. It's a 150 years old building and this screen is over fifty years old before mics and speakers and TV screens became common.

Ashura has been very peaceful this year in Pakistan. The security was as usual tight, the roads through which the procession passed were sealed, and no one was allowed near the juloos without proper body searches etc but the general improvement in the security situation after the successful 2-year-long military operation against the Takfiri and terrorist forces. Inshallah they will be defeated and not a trace of them would be left in the country.

Thanks for the duas and best wishes Layla. I hope you and yours are safe and well and that everything went well this Muharram.

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Ziarat Ashura Verses by imam Baqir a.s

اَللّهُمَّ اِنَّ هذا يَوْمٌ تَبرَّکَتْ بِهِ بَنُو اُمَيَّةَ وَ ابْنُ آکِلَةِ الَْآکبادِ اللَّعينُ ابْنُ اللَّعينِ عَلى لِسانِكَ وَ لِسانِ نَبِيِّكَ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ آلِهِ

O my Allah this day is a day of rejoicing for the "Bani Umayyah", the herd of hardened criminals, the eternally damned and accursed group, a fact that had been made public by You and by Your Prophet (blessings of Allah be on him and on his children), who, in every place and at all occasions, drew attention of people to this truism.

وَ هذا يَوْمٌ فَرِحَتْ بِهِ آلُ زِيادٍ وَ آلُ مَرْوانَ بِقَتْلِهِمُ الْحُسَيْنَ صَلَواتُ اللَّهِ عَلَيْهِ

Today the descendants of Ziyaad and Marwan make merry, laugh and dance because on this day they killed Husayn (blessings of Allah be on him).

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1 hour ago, HumanForLife said:

Didn't understand anything but thought it would be nice to share it

Good one. The question also appears in English on the screen. It asked the battle in which Hussain ibn Ali was killed was fought where 1) Quds 2) Medina 3) Cairo 4) Karbala. The girl answers correctly.

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Ya Hussain on the moon on the night of 10th Muharram (October 12, 2016)

Watch the video here 

Khuda Ki Qudrat YA Hussain Wrote on Moon Moojiza He has made night and day subservient to you, and the sun and moon and stars, all subject to His command. There are certainly Signs in that for people who use their intellect. (Surat an-Nahl: 12) It is He Who made the sun to be a shining glory and the moon …

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سلام علی ال يس

Peace be on the family of Yaseen.

I grew up listening to Arabic poetry in different styles and genres. I think I am fully converted to English now. If only Wordsworth had gems to share about the AhlulBayt!

This is one of the most beautiful pieces I have ever heard:

 

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34 minutes ago, Pearl178 said:

Thoughts: how unfair it is that despite there being million brilliant and deserving literary talents out there yet Dylon gets the Nobel. 

Who would you have picked? And why? 

 

I think this is the first time a song writer has been honored as a poet. I'm not an expert on his work and I really don't read much poetry anyway, and most literature that I read is either classic or teen fiction. I hadn't thought about who else might be chosen. 

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6 minutes ago, notme said:

Who would you have picked? And why? 

 

I think this is the first time a song writer has been honored as a poet. I'm not an expert on his work and I really don't read much poetry anyway, and most literature that I read is either classic or teen fiction. I hadn't thought about who else might be chosen. 

Philip Roth, Haruki Murakami, even JK Rowling for getting kids reading again. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will never win a Grammy for her writing no matter how brilliant she is and I feel as though the reverse should apply here. 

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7 minutes ago, Pearl178 said:

Philip Roth, Haruki Murakami, even JK Rowling for getting kids reading again. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will never win a Grammy for her writing no matter how brilliant she is and I feel as though the reverse should apply here. 

I've never read anything by Philip Roth nor Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.  

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