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  1. MM still alive

    I guess I'll just be a sensei Is the epic battle between Madara and Naruto back on or we still on fillers? I actually stopped coming on MM after I joined uni, now I am just any other working woman who has very little life outside work What have you all been upto?
  2. MM still alive

    rzmdy fellow?? its been long!! cubester!! when did you become the admin and hokage!!?? I want to be the hokage Musa the revert jew? oh man..you are mod too ..things have definately changed around here Good to see you all again!! and thanks for the warm welcome the rest of you :)
  3. MM still alive

    Isn't that the hockey thread? Unfortunately I know nothing about Hockey. The football (soccer) thread is probably dead I guess.
  4. MM still alive

    Salaamun Alaykum I haven't been on MM for years and was surprised to see it just as active as it was before. Anyone remember me?
  5. Islamic economics

    Do you have a link to it?
  6. The Hadith al-Qudsi of the Ascension Translated from the Arabic by Yasin T. al-Jibouri In al-Daylami's book Irshad al-Qulub, it is stated that the Commander of the Faithful (P) is quoted as having said that the Prophet (S) pleaded to his Lord during the eve of the ascension saying, "Lord! Which deeds are the best? Allah, the most Exalted, the most Great, said, "Nothing is better with me than reliance on me and acceptance of what I have allotted. O Muhammad (S)! My love is mandated for those who love each other for My sake. My love is mandated for those who are affectionate to each other for My sake. My love is mandated for those who stay in touch with each other for My sake. My love is mandated for those who rely on Me, and there is no knowledge, nor goal, nor an end for My love. Whenever I take away some type of knowledge, I place for them another. These are those who look at the beings as I look at them, and they do not plead to creation when they need a thing. Their stomachs are light due to eating what is only permissible. Their joy in life is mentioning My Name, loving Me, and my Pleasure with them. O Ahmad (S)! If you love to be the most pious, be ascetic in this life and seek the Hereafter. The Prophet (S) said, "Lord! How do I renounce life and seek the Hereafter? The Almighty said, "Take from this life light food and drink as well as clothing; do not hoard for tomorrow, and keep remembering Me. The Prophet (S) said, "Lord! How do I keep remembering You? The Almighty said, "Do so by staying aloof from people, by hating what is sweet and what is sour, by keeping your stomach and home empty from the wares of life. O Ahmad (S)! Beware acting like a child who, upon seeing what is green and what is yellow, he loves it, and when he is given of what is sweet and what is sour, he is deceived by it. The Prophet (S) said, "Lord! Lead me to a deed whereby I seek nearness to You. The Almighty said, "Make your night a day and your day a night. The Prophet (S) said, "How so, Lord? The Almighty said, "Turn your sleep into prayer and your food into hunger. O Ahmad (S)! I swear by My Dignity and Greatness that no believing servant secures four merits from me except that I permit him to enter Paradise: (1) He keeps his mouth shut and not open it except about what concerns him; (2) he safeguards his heart against delusion; (3) he safeguards My knowledge and My seeing him, and (4) the apple of his eye becomes hunger. O Ahmad (S)! Were you only to taste the sweetness of hunger, silence, solitude, and were you to taste their legacy! The Prophet (S) said, "Lord! What is the legacy of hunger? The Almighty said, "It is wisdom, the safeguarding of the heart, the nearness to Me, continued grief, the carrying of a light burden compared to others, the saying of the truth without being concerned whether one lives in ease or in hardship. O Ahmad (S)! Do you know during what time a servant becomes close to Allah? The Prophet (S) said, "No, Lord, I do not. The Almighty said, "He does so when he is either hungry or prostrating. O Ahmad (S)! I wonder about three kinds of My servants: (1) a servant who starts his prayers knowing Who he is raising his hands to and before Whom he stands, yet he is drowsy! And (2) I wonder about a servant who has what sustains him of vegetation or something else yet he worries about tomorrow! And (3) I wonder about one who does not know if I am pleased with him or if I am wrathful against him, yet he laughs! O Ahmad (S)! There is a mansion in Paradise of a pearl on top of a pearl and of a jewel on top of a jewel that has never been cut nor joined. In it are the elite to whom I look every day seventy times and speak to them. Whenever I look at them, I increase their domain seventy times, and when the residents of Paradise are pleased with food and drink, these find their pleasure in My speech, in remembering Me and in My talk. The Prophet (S) said, "Lord! What are their distinctive marks? The Almighty said, "They are in life jailed; their tongues are imprisoned against curious talk and their stomachs against unnecessary food. O Ahmad (S)! To love for the sake of Allah is to love the poor and to be close to them. The Prophet (S) said, "Lord! Who are the poor? The Almighty said, "They are those who accept what is little, who are patient when hungry, who offer thanks when in ease, who do not complain about their hunger or thirst, who do not lie when they speak, who do not feel angry with their Lord, who do not feel depressed for what they cannot attain, nor do they feel elated on account of whey they earn. O Ahmad (S)! Love for My sake is love for the poor; so, get close to the poor and let them get close to you, and keep away from the rich and keep them away from you, for the poor are the ones that I love. O Ahmad (S)! Do not wear soft outfits, do not eat tasty food, and do not sleep on soft beds, for the nafs (evil-insinuating soul) is the haven of every evil and the companion of everything bad; you drag it to obey Allah while it drags you to disobey Him and opposes you when you try to obey Him. It obeys you in the doing of what you hate to do. It oppresses when satisfied, complains when hungry, is angry when you are impoverished, and it is arrogant when you are wealthy. It forgets when it achieves [worldly] greatness and is inattentive when it feels secure. It is the companion of the devil. The similitude of the nafs is like the ostrich: It eats a lot, and when it is charged, it does not fly. And it is like oleander: Its color is good and taste is bitter. O Ahmad (S)! Dislike life and its seekers, and love the Hereafter and its seekers. The Prophet (S) said, "Lord! Who are the seekers of life and who seek the Hereafter? The Almighty said, "One who seeks this world eats a lot, laughs a lot, and sleeps a lot, and his anger is a lot, too. He is pleased only a little. He does not apologize to those to whom he misbehaves, nor does he accept the excuse of those who apologize to him. He is lazy when being obedient [to Me] and courageous when disobedient. His hopes are high and destination is near. He does not hold himself accountable; he is of little benefit while being talkative. His fear is little and he is quite happy when it is time to eat. The seekers of this life do not express thanks at the time of ease, nor are they patient at the time of affliction. What people consider a lot to them is a little. They praise themselves for what they do not do; they claim what is not with them; they talk about what they hope; they mention people's faults and hide their merits. The Prophet (S) said, "Lord! Is there anything else wrong with the seekers of this life? The Almighty said, "O Ahmad (S)! The faults of the seekers of this life are many. Among them are those who are ignorant, who are fools, who do not humble themselves to those who teach them, and they consider themselves wise while those who know regard them as stupid. O Ahmad (S)! The countenance of the seekers of goodness and of the Hereafter is kind; their modesty is a lot and foolishness is little; their plotting is little. People are at ease on their account while their own souls are wearisome. Their speech is balanced. They hold themselves to account, wearing them out; their eyes sleep but not their hearts. Their eyes are tearful and hearts are in remembrance. When people are recorded as oblivious, they are written among those who remember. At the beginning of a bliss they praise [their Lord] and at its end they thank [Him]. Their supplication is raised with Allah, their speech is heard. The angels are happy on their account. Their supplication runs under the veils. The Lord loves to hear their speech just as a mother loves her child. Nothing distracts them from Allah for a twinkling of an eye, nor do they want plenty of food, or plenty of talk, or plenty of clothing. In their regard, people are dead while Allah is Living, Subsisting, Great. They call upon those who depart from them back to their generosity and seek those who approach them with kindness. Life in this world and in the Hereafter is one to them. People die once, while each of them dies seventy times a day because of self struggle and opposition to what he desires even though Satan runs in his veins. If the wind moves, it shakes them, yet when they stand before Me, they are like a strong building. I see their hearts being occupied by no human; therefore, I swear by My Dignity and Greatness, I shall let them live a good life: If the soul of one of them departs from his body, I shall not send the angel of death unto him, and none shall seize his soul except Me, and I shall order the Gardens to be decorated, the huris with large lovely eyes to be wedded, the angels to pray, the trees to produce their fruit, the fruits of Paradise to be more accessible, and I shall order a wind from those that blow under the Arsh to carry mountains of camphor and fragrant musk to become fuel without fire to accompany him as he enters, and there shall be no veil between Me and his soul. At the time when his soul is seized, I shall say, 'Welcome to your return unto Me! Ascend with honors, glad tiding, mercy, Ridhwan and gardens wherein they shall have a lasting felicity where they shall abide forever; surely Allah has with Him a great reward.' Had you only seen how each angel takes the soul and passes it on to another! O Ahmad (S)! The people who seek the Hereafter are not pleased by food ever since they came to know their Lord, nor any calamity occupies their minds ever since they realized their sins. They weep on account of their sins, they wear their souls out and not seek their comfort. The restful time of the people of Paradise comes at the time of death, and the Hereafter is the restful abode of the worshippers. Their tears that overflow on their cheeks solace them and their sitting with the angels, on their right and on their left, and their soliloquy with the Great One Who is over His Throne. The hearts of the people of the Hereafter are inside them afflicted with ulcer; they wonder saying, 'When shall we get a rest from the vanishing abode and go to the abode of eternity?' O Ahmad (S)! Do you know what the ascetics shall get from Me in the Hereafter? The Prophet (S) said, "No, Lord. Continuation: http://www.al-islam.org/ascension/1.htm --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I understand it is a long read but in summary what it talks about is how to disengage ourselves from worldly desires and instead all our actions and thoughts should be geared towards achieving the pleasure of Allah (s.w.t) such that everything we do we do it for his sake which is extremely difficult to achieve as we have to let go all our desires. What are your thoughts on it and more importantly do you believe we need to go to such "extremes" to reach our goal? I have put extremes in quotes because even if it is extreme to some of us others have achieved this and have reached great heights in their level of Iman such that it has now become normal for them to forgo the worldly luxuries we have been accustomed to.
  7. Shia' Islam

    Thank you for your efforts. May Allah (s.w.t) reward you
  8. Shia' Islam

    I don't have hadith and verses of the Quran at the tip of my fingers like brother Sal_the_man so I hope you can excuse my knowledge to applying mainly logic and well known verses and hadith. I mainly read books from Dr. Shariati and Shahid Mutaharri so my views are similar to their way of understanding islam. Khamenei doesn't beleive in it because if he did he would not ban the practise in Iran. As for grave worshipping, they sent the troops to protect the shrines because some of the rebels were keen on destroying it. Again my view in this matter is slightly different, while I do not condemn forces being sent to protect graves as they were companions and family of the Prophet (s.a.w.w) buried there, my primary concern would be protecting innocent children and women caught between the bloodbath and not graves. I don't know what basis these marajaes have in following these strange practises but whatever it is they must have it backed with the Quran and authentic hadith and so far I have no knowledge of it and logically it does not make sense to me. Thats it, you have hadith proving that the Prophet (s.a.w.w) will intercede only at the Day of Judgement but shias have hadith and duas which prove that the Prophet (s.a.w.w) and the ahlul bayt can intercede on their behalf so in this case we can agree to disagree lol. We have knowledge of who is purer than the other actually, read Surah Ahzab V.33 where Allah (s.w.t) has purified the Prophet and his progeny with a thorough purification. Yes and he was granted victory. If it wasn't for the step that Imam Hussein (a.s) took, today Islam would not have been what it is. So ultimately the victory of preserving Islam was granted to him. It is different thn praying to him, we are not praying to Ali we are praying to Allah (s.w.t) at a site we consider holy because of the individual buried there. There is a verse along the lines that says to listen to Allah (s.w.t), the Prophet (s.a.w.w) and those vested with authority which shias interpret it as the Imams after backing it with hadith. If you listen to scholars like Hasnain Rajabali and Ammar Nakshwani you will get many lectures which they talk on such issues. And also I am sure brother Sal_the_man has hadith and quranic verses to explain it to you so I'll leave this to him Has anyone of you read the Duas by Ali ibn Abu Talib and Ali ibn Hussein? If there is one thing that convinced me of following the Imams it is these duas.
  9. Shia' Islam

    I don't have hadith and verses of the Quran at the tip of my fingers like brother Sal_the_man so I hope you can excuse my knowledge to applying mainly logic and well known verses and hadith. I mainly read books from Dr. Shariati and Shahid Mutaharri so my views are similar to their way of understanding islam. Khamenei doesn't beleive in it because if he did he would not ban the practise in Iran. As for grave worshipping, they sent the troops to protect the shrines because some of the rebels were keen on destroying it. Again my view in this matter is slightly different, while I do not condemn forces being sent to protect graves as they were companions and family of the Prophet (s.a.w.w) buried there, my primary concern would be protecting innocent children and women caught between the bloodbath and not graves. I don't know what basis these marajaes have in following these strange practises but whatever it is they must have it backed with the Quran and authentic hadith and so far I have no knowledge of it and logically it does not make sense to me. Thats it, you have hadith proving that the Prophet (s.a.w.w) will intercede only at the Day of Judgement but shias have hadith and duas which prove that the Prophet (s.a.w.w) and the ahlul bayt can intercede on their behalf so in this case we can agree to disagree lol. We have knowledge of who is purer than the other actually, read Surah Ahzab V.33 where Allah (s.w.t) has purified the Prophet and his progeny with a thorough purification. Yes and he was granted victory. If it wasn't for the step that Imam Hussein (a.s) took, today Islam would not have been what it is. So ultimately the victory of preserving Islam was granted to him. It is different thn praying to him, we are not praying to Ali we are praying to Allah (s.w.t) at a site we consider holy because of the individual buried there. There is a verse along the lines that says to listen to Allah (s.w.t), the Prophet (s.a.w.w) and those vested with authority which shias interpret it as the Imams after backing it with hadith. If you listen to scholars like Hasnain Rajabali and Ammar Nakshwani you will get many lectures which they talk on such issues. And also I am sure brother Sal_the_man has hadith and quranic verses to explain it to you so I'll leave this to him Has anyone of you read the Duas by Ali ibn Abu Talib and Ali ibn Hussein? If there is one thing that convinced me of following the Imams it is these duas.
  10. MM'ers you miss

    Mughal I miss Sisterwho, sash and cheekymonkey
  11. Shia' Islam

    Some muslim lie doesn't mean they are not sinning. I am not sure about other shias but what I believe is that if you believe in Allah (s.w.t) and His revelation,and the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.w.) and his teachings thn that makes you a muslim. Simpy because what the Ahlul Bayt teach is based on the Quran and the Prophets sunnah. So ultimately believing in the ahlul bayt means following the Prophets sunnah. I hope that makes sense. All this grave worship, cutting yourself and what not that some shias do today are innovations and practises that was not practised by the Prophet or the ahlul bayt so you should be careful on the teachings and what the followers do just like how the some muslims believe in suicide bombings but that does not mean it is correct. I hope I have made some sense. Please provide some source for this. http://researchintoothersects.blogspot.com/2011/09/shias-are-distinct-from-ghulats.html I hope you do believe that the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.w) will intercede for the muslims in the day of judgement because if I amnot mistaken this view held amongst all muslims. So if I may ask why do you believe in the Prophet (s.a.w.w) interceding at that time? Will you tell him please stop don't intercede for me I'm perfectly capable of doing my own dua so I will ask Allah (s.w.t) myself? Its because you know if there is a dua of any human being that will be answered it would be the Prophets right? I am not denying that you should not make dua for yourself ..by all means we should .. how else do we communicate to Allah (s.w.t) if not through prayers and supplications .. but what I am saying is "one" way that you can get your prayers answered is if you ask a pure person to intercede on your behalf because he is pure and you are not. As for Imam Hussein (a.s) he was fighting oppression and injustice and to him nothing was dearer to him at the time thn to give his life for the sake of Allah (s.w.t) which was to fight for truth, justice and equality for all. Had he asked Allah (s.w.t) to spare his life I am sure Allah (s.w.t) would have answered his dua but that was not his message. If you read on his struggle and his achievements you would understand why death was sweeter thn honey for him. Also if they prayed for super human strength to annihilate the wrongdoers it wouldn't serve the purpose, what they are trying to show is that as a human being like me and you they still managed to stand up to oppression and injustice, so we have no excuse to sit and keep watching at whats happening in the world. And finally about the Kaaba what I meant was that when going to hajj or visiting the grave of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.w) it doesn't mean you pray at the grave but rather you are paying your respect to him. If you offer 2 rakah salaah there you are praying to Allah(s.w.t) not to him. I hope I made some sense The Quran brings a revelation but it upon the Prophet (s.a.w.w) to expain and give details tothe revelation. For example the Quran says to pray but the Prophet (s.a.w.w) explained to us how we should pray. Likewise the Quran has mentioned the pure progeny of the Prophet (s.a.w.w) and he made it clear in many occasions who his successor is. One notable event that comes to mind is the event of Ghadeer where he proclaimed that "Oh people! Reflect on the Quran and comprehend its verses. Look into its clear verses and do not follow its ambiguous parts, for by Allah, none shall be able to explain to you its warnings and its mysteries, nor shall anyone clarify its interpretation, other than the one that I have grasped his hand, brought up beside myself, [and lifted his arm,] the one about whom I inform you that whomever I am his master (Maula), this Ali is his master (Maula); and he is Ali Ibn Abi Talib, my brother, the executor of my will (Wasiyyi), whose appointment as your guardian and leader has been sent down to me from Allah, the Greatest, Mighty and the Majestic." Verses from the Quran that talk of the Ahlul Bayt: Surah Ahzab; Verse 33, Surah Maida; Verse 55, Surah Ale Imran; Verse 61, Surah Nisa; Verse 59, Surah Shoora;Verse 23 etc. Finally, if you are going to come and spread the message of Allah (s.w.t) which you do in about 20 years or so, the religion is fresh and the people are new to the religion, wouldn't you leave behind someone you trust as leader with full knowledge who has been brought up by you and been there since the begining., and a person you have said “I am the locality of knowledge and Ali is its gateway” . This person who was born in the Kaaba, who was a muslim as a child, who grew up around the Prophet (s.a.w.w), who experienced every hardship, who was at the forefront during the battles and would defend the life of the Prophet (s.a.w.w) over his own. Obviously there is no better person at the time befitting of that title other thn Ali ibn Abu Talib and he proved it when he was finally given the chance during his tme as a caliph, which unfortunately he was not allowed to lead in peace for long.
  12. Islamic economics

    ^ You can't dismiss a book without giving it a chance I am reading a few journals on Islamic economics but I wanted to read something that was written before the sudden interest began in the west.
  13. MM'ers you miss

    You forgot Jonas
  14. Islamic economics

    ^ Yeah I was waiting for the hadith to go on the lines of how losing a needle is uneconomicle Has anyone read this book: Iqtasaduna - "Our Economics" By Mohamed Baqr as Sadr? http://ebookbrowse.com/muhammad-baqir-as-sadr-iqtisaduna-our-economics-volume-01-i-pdf-d84300380 I have yet to read it but inshaAllah it is in my to do list before I die
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