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R.I.P. Placid

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He was a really good person. His achieved a very high level of piety, and had shining akhlaq in every discussion. I was impressed with how knowledgeable he was and how sincere he was. Now he will be compensated for his lifetime of service to God. May Allah grant him a generous reward for his lifetime of service and provide relief to his family.

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In some ways he is lucky he crossed that bridge we all fear

he is seeing God in a scale we can’t ie the veils have been lifted as Quran says about what happens when a person passes away 

and from the sounds of it he was a good person godly surely he is receiving his reward 

may God have mercy on his soul

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Hi @Son of Placid

This is very sad news, and I am glad to have stumbled across this while checking what shiachatters are saying about the Ukraine/Russia war. 

In any case, your father is one of the people that I feel very confident about, when it comes to his future destiny with God. He was truly a special person to me, and he opened so many doors of knowledge to me, that are mostly spiritual. And I did not know that he was that much senior to me! 

The main thing that he did to me was connect me to the event of the sermon of the mount. I think it is called Pentecost. It was the first time that I heard of it then, and let me tell you that it hit me very hard, and that I started visualizing it as if I was there. So to me personally I feel that he is a channel of this spiritual event, and was a door to reach me as well. Whatever happened that day changed me on a spiritual level till today. It is hard for me to explain.

He also shocked me in a good way when he started proving to me from the Quran that Jesus is superior to Mohamed (peace be upon them). It really made me smile, and even if I didn't get fully convinced, I saw his points as valid, and mentioned his arguments to many people ever since. Having the title of "Word of God" is something quite powerful. Also having the whole Spirit of God thing going on, with many other arguments, I really LOVED this discussion.

Other than his manners being among the most impeccable on this site, we got into a long discussion on this thread, where my aim was to find parallels between shia Islam in particular with the true spiritual inheritance of Jesus. My goal was to find out who the Imam Ali was of the Christs followers was.

We both took over this topic, and my suspicion was that perhaps James was the equivalent of Imam Ali. Even though I did not find the clear answer yet, the conversation here - during my days as 'Peace Seeker' - is surely among the top conversations that entered my heart. I love your father, and it is my hope that you continue his legacy of unity, spirit of God, and advanced scholarship. If you check this topic from 2012, you mention something about writing a book. 

Your father had a unique style in writing as well, and his holy-book vs. his-own-words ratio is clearly in favor of the bible. Most of his post are scriptures, while he keeps his own opinions to a minimum. That is safer I believe.

Also, if you look at the way him and me spoke to each other, you will find many many times where I openly pray for you and him, from the heart. So I have already done my share of dua for a man who surely deserves it, and now 10 years later, 10 years older, I will make more dua for him - and for you and all his loved ones.

In any case, your father to me is the prototype of a follower of Christ, which makes him to me among the highest creatures that God created. There is no guarantee that I'm right, but hopefully time will tell that I am.

So anyway, dear brother, all the best to you and your lovely father, and anyone among your spiritual circle.

Greetings from Egypt, where Jesus and his mother Mary walked and hid from persecution of Satanic forces.


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On 3/3/2022 at 11:10 AM, Son of Placid said:

For those who remember Placid. He passed away Feb 28th at 90 3/4 years old.

May Allah show him His Mercy and grant him Jannat Al-Firdaus with Hasan (عليه السلام) and Husayn (عليه السلام).

Everyone should recite a Salawat and a Fatiha in his honour insha'Allah:

اللهم صلى على محمد وآل محمد

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ

الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

مَالِكِ يَوْمِ الدِّينِ

إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وَإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِينُ

اهْدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ الْمُسْتَقِيمَ

صِرَاطَ الَّذِينَ أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ غَيْرِ الْمَغْضُوبِ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا الضَّالِّينَ

May Allah bless him and bless whoever recites a Fatiha for him.

إِنَّا ِلِلَّٰهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ

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On 3/28/2022 at 6:03 PM, kadhim said:

Just happened to be passing through after many years away and saw this. So sorry to hear. I remember him as a wonderful partner in good conversations. May he find a freedom in what comes next that is not often possible on this side of the veil. 

We are from God and to God we return. 

Strength to you and the rest of your family.

Good to see you're still alive and well. "For now we see through a glass dimly but when that which is perfect is come we shall see Him face to face." 

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On 3/2/2022 at 6:10 PM, Son of Placid said:

His years on Shiachat were influential. He looked for unity rather than division and found it. He loved you all.

Thank you for saying this. It means a lot to all of us. 

On 3/19/2022 at 3:34 PM, Son of Placid said:

Just back from a road trip for the funeral. 
I stood in front of the congregation, including the elders of the Baptist church and explained why my Father expected to see Muslims in Heaven

I wish that we all could have heard your eulogy.

On 3/19/2022 at 3:34 PM, Son of Placid said:

Many do not know that his membership in that church was revoked because he spoke of his acceptance of other religions. They couldn't help but hear me.

God bless you always. 

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On 3/3/2022 at 4:10 AM, Son of Placid said:

For those who remember Placid. He passed away Feb 28th at 90 3/4 years old.

He was 20 years a small town Blacksmith , 27 years operations manager in a rescue mission, drugs and alcoholism, 25 years retired. His income never reached poverty level, yet he gave his tithe, and able to give much beyond that to people and organizations in need.
He studied the word of God every day since I can remember. He also ministered in some way every day since I can remember. Quite often it was just me, and it was a lecture.
His years as a blacksmith, was before masks became a thing and caught up with him in his 60's and became progressively worse. Dec 23rd he was hospitalized for 32 days, out for two weeks, back in last Thursday, died at 3:10pm Monday in his sleep. 
His years on Shiachat were influential. He looked for unity rather than division and found it. He loved you all.

This is my first visit to Shiachat in 13 years, I remember chatting with Placid on different topic such as the Trinity,  may he rest in peace

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