Salam! (Peace to you) Welcome to ShiaChat. ***** No, you can't use the chat room as soon as you join. You need Advanced status (25 posts in the forums). Participate first and when we know you a little bit you are allowed to use the chat room.  How to participate: Click on any Forum and click on a topic to read. Click on "Reply to this topic" and write your response. Click the "Submit Reply" button to save your reply. If you have less than 25 posts in the forums, a Moderator will read e