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I wish all of you in here a happy and blessed 2021. I hope the Curse of the Covid is lifted soon and life gets back to normal for everyone around the world. I pray for the health and happine

Salam everyone My first post of 2021 I dedicate to every Member of SC (and of course to everyone who reads it) May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) Create This year Full Of Happiness and succ

Hopefully this year will be better...

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1 hour ago, Gaius I. Caesar said:

Sorry but even I find this somewhat offensive and also, I'm not buying that you couldn't help it either, you could; You just chose not to.

:blush: :sign_sorry::sign_war:

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2 hours ago, Ashvazdanghe said:

Americanization of Iran

Actually, this is a subtext of attacking lsIam.

l have writ this on SC before, yet again:

Prior to my finding this in an Amerikan magazine, these Syrians and Egyptians l knew told this story of the French Navy shelling Algiers to force the children into Catholic schools, "killing 7,000 people." So, foe example, like the young girls there, they go to the Catholic re-education facilities and as soon as they leave school grounds they put their hijabs back on. So in actuality, mass murder to no effect. An Algerian later told me the same thing. Over the succeeding decades, the murder number l found in French and American publications is 5,000, but l forget the political-anti-terrorist excuse the French/NATO used at the time. Which of course is one of the reasons for the Algerian resistance and war.

ln January this year, l read this article about the evilgelicals bemoaning their loss of "biblical input" into American foreign policy because Trump lost the election.

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20 hours ago, El Cid said:

I know green is a sacred color to us but on this website, it looks like vomit. Switch back to white please. :fever:

Thanks . . . now we have gray, green and white. So in looking up which country's flag are these colors, l found none (Northern Marianas is not a country) but it is the colors in the flag for "queer pride"  --whatever that is.

So when the next color(s) is chosen, let us check them for islamic correctness.

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1 minute ago, notme said:

Half the site lives here, and everyone has a theory. What's yours?

I believe we are coming to the end of times when God will soon judge the world.  Mankind has turned from the ways of God and turned to their own ways and what seems right in the eyes of man.  Truth is seen as a lie and a lie is seen as truth.  Good is seen as evil and evil as good, as the Word of God has warned us that it would happen.  Not just America, but humanity continues to go down a path of destruction and it is a shame.  There is only a remnant left that follow the path of righteousness and holiness, which we are called to.  My heart aches from the immorality that exists in America.

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26 minutes ago, notme said:

Half the site lives here

Then isn’t it ironic that the very people who spend their days criticizing the US are the ones who wouldn’t even last 2 months living “back home”. The way I see it, people are ungrateful. If “The West” is so terrible, they should just leave. You can’t have your cake and eat it too.

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4 minutes ago, Caroling said:

Then isn’t it ironic that the very people who spend their days criticizing the US are the ones who wouldn’t even last 2 months living “back home”. The way I see it, people are ungrateful. If “The West” is so terrible, they should just leave. You can’t have your cake and eat it too.

That's a very unproductive way of thinking and it is very American to criticize and very anti-American to try to censor criticism. If you love something, you want it to be the best that it can be. "Accept me as I am" is the cry of the person who is content in their failure and the same would apply to nations. 

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9 minutes ago, notme said:

That's a very unproductive way of thinking and it is very American to criticize and very anti-American to try to censor criticism. If you love something, you want it to be the best that it can be. "Accept me as I am" is the cry of the person who is content in their failure and the same would apply to nations. 

Bismehe Ta3ala 

Assalam Alikum dear Sister 

Congratulations on the birth of Amir al Momineen, the father of the orphans and poor people.  

I don't know if you came across Brenee Brown.  She had a viral video about the power of vulnerability.  She explains how Americans numb their problems while they are in debt, obese, addicted and medicated "adult cohort in US history."  

@Marcy

This is where she says it 15:22

 

M3 Salamah, FE AMIN ALLAH 

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1 hour ago, notme said:

. If you love something, you want it to be the best that it can be. "

I agree with this. The problem is that for some immigrants or children of immigrants who criticize the US aren’t critical of, for instance, systemic racism and want to find ways to solve it, but rather, because they hate the US and everything it stands for, raise their children to think of the US as the devil and their “home countries” as the best. All the while, live in beautiful big homes in the US, have great job opportunities, and have a phenomenal quality of life that they know they wouldn’t ever come close to had they stayed “back home”. You can’t bite the hand that feeds you. That’s the way I see it. Every nation and govt has its flaws. They don’t want to improve anything, they just want to complain. 

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3 hours ago, Laayla said:

I don't know if you came across Brenee Brown.

I rarely watch videos - I have difficulty focusing on and hearing words that I don't see - but I will watch this video inshallah. It sounds really interesting. 

 

Edit: oh, it's subtitled! Yay! 

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https://abc7news.com/oxnard-college-michael-abram-professor-ventura/10357053/

I want to understand his reactions. Because I annoy so many  people just like this student annoyed him. I go through different emotions, sometimes I am happy and sometimes I am sad. But it seems like when I am happy, I am too happy. And people get annoyed. I thought there was something wrong with my expressions but now I am wearing mask and I am dealing with same problem. People are so serious. Even when they are joking around they have such serious expressions. I was like that when I was dealing with abuse. I am not dealing with constant abuse now and that's why I guess I get happy but why do other people get so annoyed with seeing me happy? I am so sick of people constantly judging me. When you are working  somewhere for 8 hours, of course you are going to feel different emotions and I am very bad at keeping a straight face. Why am I expected to keep a straight face. I am not an actress, why am I expected to control my expressions? And I am wearing a MASK, how much expressions you can see from someone's eyes really and why is it so hard to ignore even if someone is looking happy. 

Why are people so serious and so angry all the time? Are they dealing with abuse? They all look very confident, and they are successful, so why so much anger? 

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@rkazmi33

Could it be that your mind is making you think people are that way even if they are why should we waste our time trying to change ourselves when we are fine they way we are.

I realized this very late in 37 years on earth you can not please people and if your deserves are halal they do not be a sacrificial lamb all the time.Only Allah values what we do rest of society will not so if you do anything do it for Allah's sake not anything else.

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May Allah Ta'ala bless you all and your families on the auspicious occasion of the birth anniversary of the Lion of Allah, the Master of believers, the father of the Imams, Ali ibn Abi Talib (عليه السلام)

May Allah Ta'ala help us all in our efforts to truly follow 'The flag of guidance' - Rayat Al Huda, Amirul Mu'mineen Ali (عليه السلام) 

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6 hours ago, peace4alltheworld said:

@rkazmi33

Could it be that your mind is making you think people are that way even if they are why should we waste our time trying to change ourselves when we are fine they way we are.

I realized this very late in 37 years on earth you can not please people and if your deserves are halal they do not be a sacrificial lamb all the time.Only Allah values what we do rest of society will not so if you do anything do it for Allah's sake not anything else.

I care about peoples' opinion because it's effecting my career. Even working at entry level job has become like an election. You have to keep people happy, otherwise they won't let you stay. It's not just in my head because I have noticed it's bigger problem in companies which already have a high turnover rate like CVS pharmacy.  It's my bad luck that I always get hired by companies with high turnover rate. 

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Here is another dua recommended by Ayatullah  Behjat .

 

 اللَّهُ یَا رَحْمَانُ یَا رَحِیمُ، یَا مُقَلِّبَ الْقُلُوبِ ثَبِّتْ قَلْبِی عَلَى دِینِکَ

Oh God! Oh All-Beneficent! Oh All-Merciful! Oh Turner of hearts! (Please) make my heart firm in Your religion.” (Du’a al-Ghariq as narrated by Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq.

Ayatollah Bahjat said that even if someone had a small problem and read this supplication, his prayers would be answered by God. He said that someone whose faith is strong might think that by reciting the phase “(Please) make my heart firm on Your religion,” that they are telling God that their faith is not rational or strong, and that they might think that this phrase is for lower classes. Ayatollah Bahjat said that the reason someone should continuously pray for strong faith despite having it is that a person can still turn back from this firm faith and go astray.

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Supplication of Ghareegh (Drowned) during the time of disappearance and absence

http://www.duas.org/SahifaMahdi/SMc6_08.htm

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۸۔ زمان غیبت میں دعائے غریق
سید بزرگوار علی بن طاؤوس مھج الدعوات میں فرماتے ہیں عبداللہ بن سنان نے کہا کہ حضرت امام صادق نے فرمایا عنقریب ایک شبہہ تمہارے دامن گیر ہوگا اس موقع پر نہ علم ہے کہ جو راستے کی نشان دہی کرے اور نہ امام ہے کہ جو تمہاری ہدایت کرے اس دوران کوئی نجات حاصل نہیں کرے گا مگر یہ کہ دعائے غریق پڑھ لے میں نے عرض کیا کہ دعائے غریق کونسی ہے فرمایا کہ کہو
"یٰا اَللّٰہُ یٰا رَحْمٰانُ یٰا رَحیمُ، یٰا مُقَلِّبَ الْقُلُوبِ ثَبِّتْ قَلْبی عَلیٰ دینِکَ"۔میں نے عرض کیا یٰا مُقَلِّبَ الْقُلُوبِ وَالْأَبْصٰارِ، ثَبِّتْ قَلْبی عَلیٰ دینِکَ فرمایا: خداوند متعال مقلب القلوب والابصار ہے لیکن جیسا کہ میں نے پڑھا ویسا پڑھ لو یٰا مُقَلِّبَ الْقُلُوبِ ثَبِّتْ قَلْبی عَلیٰ دینِکَ
سید فرماتے ہیں شاید اس لئے حضرت نے فرمایا نہ کہو والابصار ہوسکتاہے تقلب اور دگرگونی دل اور آنکھیں شدت خوف اور ہراس قیامت کے دن ہے لیکن غیبت کے زمانے میں صرف دل خوف کی وجہ سے دگرگونی ہوگا نہ کہ آنکھیں۔

http://www.duas.org/urdu/URDU-www-alhassanain-com/AHLEBAIT/IMAM-MEHDI/saheefa_e_mehdia/010.html

1 hour ago, peace4alltheworld said:

 اللَّهُ یَا رَحْمَانُ یَا رَحِیمُ، یَا مُقَلِّبَ الْقُلُوبِ ثَبِّتْ قَلْبِی عَلَى دِینِکَ

Oh God! Oh All-Beneficent! Oh All-Merciful! Oh Turner of hearts! (Please) make my heart firm in Your religion.” (Du’a al-Ghariq as narrated by Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq.

 

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What never fails to move me is that Sahifa Sajjadiya was written after Imam Sajjad(عليه السلام) witnessed the massacre of Karbala and yet it is full of tender and sweet expressions of divine love. How can someone witness a tragedy like Karbala and not have a hint of  anger and bitterness.

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A friend asked me to help him yesterday, Saturday, with a "dumpster job."

This dumpster was a 40 yard as in 40 cubic yards, open top.

So he drives us to this house, which is one of the worse "neglects" l have seen.

So we hauled out: collapsed ceilings, a bed (the furniture was taken by the previous occupants), some trash to include a few toys, an antique computer terminal CRT, two toilets and so on.

But the worse part was getting the gas stove, cabinets and sink out of the kitchen which has half the floor collapsed into the basement. We had to lift the stove up to get it even with the floor in the next room over an open space. That was hazardous work. The most noteworthy thing for me was a door -still on its hinges on the first floor- that was rotted width wise in two from water damage --at waist level. 

lt was water damage from not keeping the roof in repair that destroyed this house.

And as you occasionally hear of, for their second bathroom, the occupants had cut a hole in the floor for a toilet and used the basement as their septic system.

Yep, as the old folks use to say, "there ain't no trash like the white-trash."

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^^^^^Two footnotes.

1] l didn't mention that the gas lines had to be disconnected from the stove, first.

2] l now see this place for sale. Asking price? $60,000.

You could not give me the lot for this place. There is a naturally occurring swamp spot a few yards from the house with no drainage. 

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4 hours ago, hasanhh said:

naturally occurring swamp spot a few yards from the house with no drainage. 

I might could tell you how to fix that. It's one of my areas of expertise. But probably whoever buys the property will hire an engineer or landscape architect to deal with it. 

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24 minutes ago, notme said:

I might could tell you how to fix that. It's one of my areas of expertise. But probably whoever buys the property will hire an engineer or landscape architect to deal with it. 

The only way is to dig a well then back fill it with sand or sand-pea gravel mix. The road, the back of the back yard and both neighbors drain into this spot.

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l had my public service channel on.

This woman, noticeably upset, was testifying at a State House committee about how she was denied entry at Kroger's grocery chain because her medical condition precludes her wearing a mask. She appeared to be about 30 years old.

She said this "22 year old" was "asking for her papers" and she replied "l am not a pedigree dog, l am a human being"  so apparently the police were called.

These full-of-themselves in charge of things -or fantasize they are- just keep hammering on the wedges in America. Don't they?

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2 hours ago, hasanhh said:

l had my public service channel on.

This woman, noticeably upset, was testifying at a State House committee about how she was denied entry at Kroger's grocery chain because her medical condition precludes her wearing a mask. She appeared to be about 30 years old.

She said this "22 year old" was "asking for her papers" and she replied "l am not a pedigree dog, l am a human being"  so apparently the police were called.

These full-of-themselves in charge of things -or fantasize they are- just keep hammering on the wedges in America. Don't they?

If she would just follow the rules, she wouldn't have any trouble. Isn't that what the conservatives always say? 

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2 hours ago, notme said:

If she would just follow the rules, she wouldn't have any trouble. Isn't that what the conservatives always say? 

What big-mother-rule requires you or l to carry around private medical information?

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3 hours ago, hasanhh said:

What big-mother-rule requires you or l to carry around private medical information?

If I want to bring a service animal on an airplane, I need to be able to provide documentation that it is a service animal and that I require its services. If I have a medical condition that requires me to carry around narcotics I need to show proof of prescription to any police officer who asks. If there are rules in place for common safety and you have a reason to not follow them, you need to be prepared to give proof that you're not just some stupid lying anti-masker. It's common sense. 

I have sympathy for those who can't wear a mask due to sensory or psychological issues, but it's selfish and unreasonable to expect the world to assume they have a condition when the world is full of plain old ordinary idiots, and conditions which preclude mask wearing are rare. 

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