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I wanna recite a noha in my Shia community, but think that I'll get nervous. I've never recited it before.

Can someone give me an advice! How can I manage my nerves? What if my voice cracks? 

I really wanna recite one!

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On 9/12/2018 at 7:22 PM, ali_fatheroforphans said:

I wanna recite a noha in my Shia community, but think that I'll get nervous. I've never recited it before.

Can someone give me an advice! How can I manage my nerves? What if my voice cracks? 

I really wanna recite one!

I have no idea what reciting a noha actually means, but it sounds pretty much like public speaking.

Be glad you weren't given a date and time to stand in front of a community and give your personal testimony, (sinner to saved), in an event detailed 10 minute (eternity), speech meant to impress and inspire listeners of all ages, races, backgrounds, peers, on and on. You have it easy.

I guess the first question is, why? 

Is it personal training, (something everyone your age does), an achievement, a goal, a first step to your goal? 

The bigger question, does it honour God or does it promote you? The only answer to that question is to honour God and that must be your focus.

Personal feelings aside. Go make that date and time.

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8 minutes ago, Son of Placid said:

I have no idea what reciting a noha actually means, but it sounds pretty much like public speaking.

It is recitation of devotional or storytelling poetry. 

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On 9/12/2018 at 7:22 PM, ali_fatheroforphans said:

I wanna recite a noha in my Shia community, but think that I'll get nervous. I've never recited it before.

Can someone give me an advice! How can I manage my nerves? What if my voice cracks? 

I really wanna recite one!

They will love it even if your voice sounds bad as long as its genuine inshaAllah.

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Just now, Husayni said:

I wonder how idiotic we look to Ahlul Barzakh (the people of barzakh) right now, chasing and going after this temporary world.
(not directly implied to anyone, just a general statement)

Alhamdulillah weshokorr that you are thinking of your akhira. Most people don't do that. 

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On 9/13/2018 at 11:53 AM, Son of Placid said:

I have no idea what reciting a noha actually means, but it sounds pretty much like public speaking.

Hi Noha means that we recite poem with grief for feeling of passionate about fate of our Imams (as) specially for imam Hussain (as) martyrdom ,that can be with melodic rhythm sometimes.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noha

http://server2.shiatv.net/video/488867020

http://server2.shiatv.net/video/1073583176

Best Farsi Noha - Imam Hussain (as) with english sub

Bassim Karbalai I will never see you again

Ali Shanawar | The One And Only Hussain | 2016 | (Subtitles Available in Urdu & English)

[ENG subs] lalala gole baba - Ali Asghar

Sleep Ali calm calm(ali asghar)

When Fatima Came to Karbala By: Ali Fadhil (English Noha)

Is There Anyone There, for Awakening

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On 9/12/2018 at 6:53 PM, Haji 2003 said:

Just found this out today, about this Urdu Noha:

was written by a Hindu:

https://www.shiapac.org/2015/10/29/remembering-munshi-channulal-dilgeer/

This Marsiya is still recited at many places on Shabe Ashur and Shaame Gariba. Each and every couplet is heart-wrenching. Masterpiece indeed. 

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On ‎9‎/‎4‎/‎2018 at 9:59 AM, Haji 2003 said:

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He's not a Muslim so ...

 

 

 

 

Try and guess ...

 

 

 

You got it ...

 

 

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l saw this report and it's the same person:  https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/09/leader-of-ddos-for-hire-gang-pleads-guilty-to-bomb-threats/ 

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I wrote a comment on a Guardian article and got 50 likes. Someone else replied to my comment, agreeing with me but with a more extreme version of the same point gets 100 liikes.

OK it's only likes.

Still irritating though.

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On 9/18/2018 at 10:10 AM, Haji 2003 said:

OK it's only likes.

Still irritating though.

But do the people who influence policy "like" what you have to say? And do the people whose opinions matter to you? 

But then, I admit I'm baffled by the fact that I even have Twitter followers, so obviously I'm clueless. 

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42 minutes ago, notme said:

But do the people who influence policy "like" what you have to say? And do the people whose opinions matter to you? 

In that instance not really, it was about a UK political issue.

But I do use that account to give the Shia perspective on occasion and it's been quite nice to have had a supportive response, given the vast majority of people doing so are non-Muslims.

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13 minutes ago, ali_fatheroforphans said:

@notme @IbnSina @Son of Placid

Thanks for your support! I actually read a noha today - related to Hazrat Abbas (as), and everything turned out to be fine. I thought I'll get nervous, but once I started reciting, I was focused so much on the lyrics that I didn't even care about other people etc.

I'm glad you had a positive experience.  Each time, it will be easier.  

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Back in the 1960s, product research was used to predict a person's psychology, political views, social status and your fears. l wish l could dig one of these up for you. No 'luck' so far.

But now, with big data, instead of compiling hundreds of voluntary surveys, the researchers have  Big Data:shock:

Billions of data points to target you and me.

https://www.dw.com/en/big-data-the-tracks-we-leave/av-45403159 --3 minutes long

Thought--not exactly "mind control", but it is "wish control" ---Madison Avenue advertising at its maximum.

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3 minutes ago, hasanhh said:

Back in the 1960s, product research was used to predict a person's psychology, political views, social status and your fears. l wish l could dig one of these up for you. No 'luck' so far.

But now, with big data, instead of compiling hundreds of voluntary surveys, the researchers have  Big Data:shock:

Billions of data points to target you and me.

https://www.dw.com/en/big-data-the-tracks-we-leave/av-45403159 

Thought--not exactly "mind control", but it is "wish control" ---Madison Avenue advertising at its maximum.

Market research has invaded just about every part of life. They used to have to ask, but now they just collect data. Consumers are money. They want to predict your next purchase and be there for you. Even the grocery stores compile purchase history. 

We're old consumers, set in our ways. We don't fall for the "New and improved". I'm sure you've found, as I have. It might be new, but it's not always an improvement. Not only do they sell you something, they also have data on how long the product is estimated to last. Electronics can easily be programmed to die or mess up. Kinda like how your cell phone starts dropping calls around contract time.

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If humans become able to invent good AI, and God gives the invention sentience, would scientists and theologians consider the creature to be a kind of human, or something new? 

Obviously if it was invented by humans it would share our mind type and social values. But it wouldn't have a body like us at all. Further, it would be an invented and built thing. 

But what makes a human human? 

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1 hour ago, IbnSina said:

Essentially the human soul.

My amateur attempt to reconcile the religious creation story with evolution is that even if there had been creatures who looked like 'humans', only the descendants of Adam (a.s.) would have had a soul.

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2 hours ago, notme said:

But what makes a human human? 

To use a differently themed answer than Bro lbnSina did, "how is human defined?"

Up until the 1990s(? Somebody correct please) the "ability to use tools" was a feature attributed to humans only.

Now we know that ain't true.

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