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21 hours ago, notme said:

#more-alike-than-different :D

True. Super. We've had some aggressions against our local parish recently ( more ethnic than religious, but that was part of it,too). Guess SG can wonder if he's being beaten up for being a Muslim or a Catholic or just brown?

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3 hours ago, Heavenly_Silk said:

As in the rosary beads themselves? Yes, many world religions do use it. Well, internet sources say different things, care to share what you know?

I have not researched the topic but once I listened to a convert on tv saying that it was gifted by the Prophet to his daughter Fatima (peace be upon them). 

I'm sure it would make a interesting research as @Gaius I. Caesar demonstrated.

Generally I think since Allah subhana wa tala sent many Prophets, we should not be too surprised about similarities between religions. We should celebrate it as it confirms the power of our creator and provides a bridge for integration and dialogue between religions. 

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57 minutes ago, LeftCoastMom said:

True. Super. We've had some aggressions against our local parish recently ( more ethnic than religious, but that was part of it,too). Guess SG can wonder if he's being beaten up for being a Muslim or a Catholic or just brown?

They cannot win the war against brown people with 1.3 billion on the Indian subcontinent ethnic cleaning would be a ridiculous suggestion. Lighter skin is more bound to lose its charm so without trying darker skinned people are winning and probably everyone in the world will be dark in the future, depending when the day of judgment befalls us when  many little Hitlers will be punished. 

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11 minutes ago, Gaius I. Caesar said:

Lol, you can't be both. There may be such a thing as Catholic guilt, but there is no such thing as Muslim guilt.

Lol. Well, I wasn't referring to guilt. Just saying  that our local infestation of white supremacists likely won't care what he is.

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8 minutes ago, LeftCoastMom said:

Lol. Well, I wasn't referring to guilt. Just saying  that our local infestation of white supremacists likely won't care what he is.

Supremacists are truly some of the  stupidest people I've heard of, try and stick together.

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On 4/27/2019 at 3:30 PM, Gaius I. Caesar said:

Supremacists are truly some of the  stupidest people I've heard of, try and stick together.

Some day when I have time I will relate to you " The Battle of the Coffee Shop". 

It involves native Catholics, Arab Shias and a marauding band of White Supremacists.

It was epic.

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The way the sky looks today. The way it looked yesterday. The way it will look tomorrow. The way it will look next month. The way it will look 1,000 years from now.

SG's family :" When will the sun come out?" 

My family: "What is this thing..." Sun"?

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21 hours ago, LeftCoastMom said:

The way the sky looks today. The way it looked yesterday. The way it will look tomorrow. The way it will look next month. The way it will look 1,000 years from now.

SG's family :" When will the sun come out?" 

My family: "What is this thing..." Sun"?

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hi this is a description of Shias toward Imam Mahdi (aj) that described by Imam Sadiq (عليه السلام) as "the sun behind clouds" 

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Wifi wasn't working on some of our devices, so I rebooted the router. Wifi wasn't working on any of our devices. I rebooted the router again. Now even wired internet isn't working. That's it, I am going to stop trying to fix things. 

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1 hour ago, Heavenly_Silk said:

So looks like I need to buy a new battery for my laptop, not sure whether to just buy a new lappie instead. I didn't think a bad battery would impact on the performance of the laptop but mine has gone incredibly slow for some reason!

Salam a bad battery can explode & damage your. Laptop & maybe yourself 

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17 hours ago, Ashvazdanghe said:

hi this is a description of Shias toward Imam Mahdi (aj) that described by Imam Sadiq (عليه السلام) as "the sun behind clouds" 

Well, hopefully that thought will  cheer them through their relatively sunless year hereabouts.

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17 hours ago, Heavenly_Silk said:

So looks like I need to buy a new battery for my laptop, not sure whether to just buy a new lappie instead. I didn't think a bad battery would impact on the performance of the laptop but mine has gone incredibly slow for some reason!

Maybe it just needs a fresh windows reinstall.

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25 minutes ago, Propaganda_of_the_Deed said:

How many do you typically see in a given week?

It varies. Not too many in person, but I see lots of animal videos. 

But that hairy frogfish is amazing, don't you agree?

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41 minutes ago, laithAlIRAQI said:

Yeah it's easy, does your laptop run windows 10? If so just go to settings and search for factory reset, it'll also probably take a while.

Yep, windows 10. Thanks so much akhi, I’ll give that a go. :) 

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Fixed typo.

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1 hour ago, Nevsevug said:

It’s like the worst thing to not be hopeful but everything’s been so hard for so long and I’m so tired of trying 

such is life 

"This too shall pass."

Hang in there. Keep at least an ember of hope, so that when your circumstances allow it, you can build that fire anew. 

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5 hours ago, Propaganda_of_the_Deed said:

Can ghusl e jimmuah be used for other salah in the day without wudhu like fajr or fajr qadha or does it specifically have to be for salat al jummuah/asr? 

According to A. Sistani:

651. In Islam, several Ghusls are Mustahab. Some of them are listed below:
Ghusl-e-Jumuah: Its prescribed time is from Fajr to sunset, but it is better to perform it near Zuhr. If, however, a person does not perform it till noon, he can perform it till dusk without a Niyyat of either performing it on time or as Qadha. And if a person does not perform his Ghusl on Friday it is Mustahab that he should perform the Qadha of Ghusl on Saturday at any time between dawn and dusk. And if a person knows that it will not be possible for him to procure water for his Ghusl on Friday he can perform the Ghusl on Thursday with the Niyyat of Raja', that is, as a desirable act. And it is Mustahab to recite the following supplication while performing Friday Ghusl: 'Ash hadu an la ilaha il lal lahu wahdahu la sharika lah wa ash hadu anna Muhammadan 'abduhu wa Rasuluh. Alla humma salli 'ala Muhammadin wa Ali Muhammad waj'alni minat tawwabina waj'alni minal mutatahhirin. (I testify that there is none to be worshipped but Allah alone, Who has no associate and Muhammad is His servant and Messenger. O Allah! Bless Muhammad and his Progeny. And make me one of those who are repentant and pure). Taking baths on the 1st and 17th nights and in the earlier part of the 19th, 21st, 23rd nights and 24th night of the holy month of Ramadhan. Ghusl on Eidul Fitr day and Eidul Azha day. The time of this Ghusl is from Fajr up to sunset. It is, however, better to perform it before Eid prayers. Ghusl on the 8th and 9th of the month of Dhul-Hijj. As regards the bathing on the 9th of Dhul-Hijj it is better to perform it at noon-time. Ghusl by a person who has touched a dead body after it has been given Ghusl. Ghusl for Ihram (pilgrim's dress). Ghusl for entry into the haram of Makkah. Ghusl for entry into Makkah. Ghusl for visiting the holy Ka'bah. Ghusl for entry into the holy Ka'bah. Ghusl for slaughtering an animal and for shaving one's head (during pilgrimage). Ghusl for entry into Madinah, and its haram (sanctuary). Ghusl for entry into the Mosque of the holy Prophet. Ghusl at the time of bidding farewell to the sacred shrine of the holy Prophet. Ghusl for Mubahila (imprecation) with the enemy. Ghusl to a new-born child. Ghusl for Istakhara . Ghusl for offering Istisqa' - invocation for rains.

652. The Fuqaha have mentioned many more Mustahab Ghusls, some of which are as follows:
Ghusl on all odd nights of the month of Ramadhan and on each of its last 10 nights and in the last part of its 23rd night. Ghusl on the 24th day of Dhul-Hijj. Ghusl on the day of Eid-I-Nawroz and 15th of Sha'ban and 9th and 17th of Rabi'ul Awwal and the 25th day of Dhul-Qa'dah. Ghusl by a woman who has perfumed herself for someone other than her husband. Ghusl by one who slept in a state of intoxication. Ghusl by a person who went to witness the hanging and saw the hanged person. However, if his eyes fell on him by chance or helplessly, or if he had gone for example, to give evidence, Ghusl will not be Mustahab for him. Ghusl for the Ziyarat of the Masoomen ((عليه السلام).) whether from near or far. However, as a precaution, these Ghusls should be done with the Niyyat of 'Raja', (I.e. with a hope that it might be a desirable act).

653. After having taken the Mustahab Ghusl listed in rule no. 651, one can perform acts (e.g. prayers) for which Wudhu is necessary. However, Ghusl performed with the Niyyat of 'Raja' do not not suffice for Wudhu (I.e. Wudhu has to be performed).

654. If a person wishes to perform a number of Mustahab Ghusls, one Ghusl with the Niyyat of performing all the Ghusls will be sufficient.

https://www.Sistani.org/english/book/48/2192/

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How do you guys spend your time in Ramadan? I don’t want to spend the day sleeping or doing useless things. Also what are some everyday duas/acts we can perform in those days? I’m going to try putting the phone away more, reading religious books, watching lectures, painting but sometimes I don’t feel like doing any of those all day either. Sometimes my depression or anxiety are bad so I can’t get in the right mood. 

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13 hours ago, Nevsevug said:

Sometimes my depression or anxiety are bad so I can’t get in the right mood. 

Being in nature might help with that, and walking or hiking are good for physical health too. Bonus points if you contemplate the creation while enjoying nature. Of course you'll want to take it a little easy during Ramadan so you don't become dehydrated. 

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Speaking of being in nature, my property is overrun with ticks and poison ivy and I'm afraid to go out and do the work that desperately needs to be done! 

I ordered some tick repellent socks. They should arrive next week. Not sure what to do about the poison ivy. 

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