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  1. 7 points
    superman

    salam

    salam its me superman/spud. I basically had exams so I changed my password to a random combination and threw it away so I wouldn't be tempted to log on. So yea I had to make a new account. I thought I'd decide to troll mo but it didn't really work lol, he is too patient mA. Also, I don't like this new layout and the fact that there is no chat.
  2. 5 points
    Mo-

    Random Islamic Questions

    Prostitution exists at all levels of society in all societies in the world throughout most of recorded history (I am unsure if there was prostitution in hunter-gatherer societies and early agricultural societies, but there probably were people who lived off their capacity to provide sexual pleasure). As to the topic itself, it is haram for certain. After all they're fornicating and if they solicit (many do) then they're enticing others to fornicate too. On the other hand if they have been coerced by gangsters or loan sharks (often is the case in poorer communities), then it is an entirely different situation as they aren't necessarily acting on their own free will. And Islam isn't a black and white religion, and in their desperation people turn to desperate measures, they are more than often products of circumstance. Whether or not Allah forgives them is entirely up to Him. One of the most notable Hadith with regards to ethics mentions how the Prophet (PBUH) told the story of a prostitute who gave a thirsty dog water from her shoe in order to quench its thirst, and how Allah granted her a place in Jannah as a reward. So to sum up: yes its generally haram, no we don't know if Allah will punish them for it. Generally speaking though as fellow human beings we should show sympathy for people in such situations, and where possible, try and alleviate their suffering.
  3. 5 points
    we can no longer tell troll from friend anymore.... oh the chaos!
  4. 4 points
    just ran for 25 minutes, 1st time ever in my life, cudnt even run 60 secs in September lmao
  5. 4 points
    Good topic! I think it goes back to the idea of getting what we feel we 'deserve.' Like I wouldn't personally be able to grasp why significantly bad things happen to genuinely good people. But that's something I'll never understand because I am not the one causing these things to happen and they're pretty much out of my control. There are people who have treated me bad and I personally did nothing to deserve that kind of evil treatment, so when bad things happen to these people, I don't take any particular joy in it, but it certainly doesn't surprise me that bad things are happening in their life. I personally feel if they could just even have the courage to apologize or show remorse, there wouldn't be as much bad things happening to them. That's just my theory. I guess we just associate good with good and bad with bad, especially if it's something personal to us. Kind of a tangent but even a word like 'deserve' gets complicated. Like we are born into any particular situation, without our choice, and some traits are inherent. So I've noticed, some people can just naturally be a good person, they don't have to try or work as hard as others. So how did they 'deserve' good things if they were given those traits of a good person? And same goes for people with predominately negative traits. Or even the environmental factors that led them to be a bad person, how did they 'deserve' any of it?
  6. 4 points
    Hope all is well with everyone! At work again today! Three in a row, I feel so much better after work now. Alhamdulila!!
  7. 3 points
    Breeze

    What are you reading?

    I couldn't find any book threads and I don't want to lose any recommendations Next, I would love to read "The Clear Quran: A thematic translation."
  8. 3 points
    Salmah

    Hellooo..

    Assalaamu Alaikum, My name is Salmah, I am kinda new, but kinda old..I used to be on here back in the days, from around 2008 I believe. So yeah, let's see how this goes
  9. 3 points
    Haku

    Random Islamic Questions

    there are valid arguments for female imams, although in very minority. Did you read that book (misquoting Muhammed (SAW)), it's in there. But in the end of the day, the issue is that of a jurisprudence. These rules are derived methodically in a scholarly manner. Unfortunately, layman inject their own one liners. What makes sense for a morroccan man may seem silly to you. that's not heresy. Heresy would be to deny some well known thing in Islam. So it would be always prudent to hold your personal judgement before learning more about the subject.
  10. 3 points
    Haku

    Solar Eclipse 2017

  11. 3 points
    Haku

    Career change

    If it was an incident at work, shouldn't you be changing workplace rather than career?
  12. 3 points
    Haku

    Cubster's Eating Records

    everything in moderation
  13. 3 points
    superman

    Cubster's Eating Records

    Also you might be wondering - why the body even converts sugar to fat. The thing is that our body uses sugar to create/release energy. Energy is used for any form of movement basically, like your heart beat or running around etc. However when we consume too much sugar - much more than we need to live at the present moment - our bodies have this ingenious method of storing that extra sugar in the form of fat. The great thing about fat is that it's really efficient at storing energy - which is why it's hard to burn off. It's like having a large surplus of money. Now money is like sugar - it can be quickly used to buy things you need presently like food, gas or electric. Money is great in that sense - it provides a fast way of trading goods. Now imagine I have 100000 dollars but only need 100 to live. I wouldn't want to waste all that extra money by chucking it away. It's how your body treats all that extra energy. Therefore, I can choose to store that money in assets like land or gold. Here - land and gold represent fat (otherwise I risk getting mugged or inflation devaluing my money). Now while this is a useful survival tactic - when food becomes readily available you can see how this can lead to problems - people keep eating food and our bodies keep on storing it as fat. Every time you look at a pizza you have to realise that most of that pizza will be converted into fat and you might have to do some cardio (pretty soon after) to burn that sugar before it turns into fat.
  14. 3 points
    Spider

    Cubster's Eating Records

    Too many samooosas in the first log.
  15. 3 points
    Haku

    Addiction to prayer

    there is a manner and method for prayer (Islamically speaking). If the addiction is due to an illness such as OCD then of course, the addiction is bad. If the addiction is what others perceive, but it's in fact due to an elevated spiritual status, its not bad.
  16. 3 points
    Haku

    Halal Nail Polish, Is it legit?

    Lol, I can't resist! From their website: https://www.786cosmetics.com/how-it-works/ This is basically bull crap . Under lab conditions here could mean anything. The nail polish film could be made as thin as they wanted. Way more thinner than any practically applied nail polish film. The diffusion chamber could be set to have unusually high pressure to push the oxygen molecules over long period of time. And even then, they were only able to push oxygen through the film. Even with all the lab set-up, they are unable to say they made water permeate the film. Furthermore, a gas molecule and liquid molecule behaves very differently. Their theory is unfounded and lacks rigour and proof. Most importantly, the fiqh position requires water to be able to wet the skin (and nails) during wudu. Unless that happens, their product is just plain lie.
  17. 3 points
    Haku

    The Meathead Thread

    We don't know the connection. What we know is consuming more saturated fat (meat, eggs) doesn't cause heart disease. Trans-fat does cause heart disease. Omega-3 helps heart and many other diseases (because there is a deficiency of that in modern western diet). eat fish. get (halal/vegan friendly) supplements. A whole another dimension are missing from the quoted studies: processed foods and its additives and preservatives. A separate line of studies shows processed food is the number of factor that discriminates between healthy people and unhealthy people. A good guideline to follow would be eat home cooked stuff and avoid processed food, including bread, snacks, packed meat, etc. Eat vegetables of course. Avoid sugar and tobacco. honestly we are living in a time with lots of confusion surrounding food, equivalent to the confusion regarding tobacco back in the 40s-60s. Only good bet right now is to go back to a diet similar to that which was prevalent pre-heart disease-epidemic (pre 40s). Read more: Good calorie, bad calorie - a well referenced research book
  18. 3 points
    I've been trying to contact our national funding centre to pay back my loan but no one responds and the website is unhelpful. I wonder if I can use this as an excuse not to pay Like, I tried but you don't want the money so ... Also, I have no idea how much I owe them Haven't received statements in years
  19. 3 points
    Hijab

    What I Had For Suhoor today

    Yea that sounds good.. unfortunately it didnt go that well today.., i overate at iftaar and now im just lying like a whale on my bed, fearing i might be missing out on suhoor, good job, just good job hijab Problem is also that I cant keep awake the time from iftaar to suhoor.. My curtains jus fall down and no tea or redbull can prevent. So i dont know how i can drink water inbetween.. .. I feel like a stranded whale now. inshaAllah perhaps tomorrow i can do something different. Am thinking of settin my alarm to each hour ahead after iftar so i can fill up my storage! I made my suhoor ready before iftaar. i made sandwich of lettuce and cucumber, inshaAllah it will slide down my tummy at suhoor time. MashaAllah at the peanut butter. I could use that too in my sandwich!!!!
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