A Shia is never scared to listen to any speaker from any religion, because a Shia knows a) there is no harm in gaining more knowledge, and b) we are not scared (threatened) to listen to anything you have to say. A school that is scared of listening to another lecturer from another school is one that believes it is a shaky school. So they don’t want to go and listen to anyone else (as to not rock their fragile foundation).
I think one thing that people dont understand is that Shia genocide is just a form of punishment for the Shia daring to take a stand in politics. Shia genocide is a form of shia punishment. The reason from the death of the prophet till now has been because the attempted uprooting of corrupt politics authority which attempts to occupy a throne which doesn’t belong to it
bismillah… Prepare for Muharram from now. Read Ziyarat e Ashura everyday.. Break your hearts. Recall the tragedy of Karbala from now. Connect with the Ahlulbayt (a), give your condolences to Zahraa (sa) and the Imam of our time (aj)..
as a shia girl, I feel like I have an obligation to open my kids' hearts to the love of Ahlul Bayt (as). does this mean I can't marry sunni? a sunni guy approached me and I'm not like madly in love or anything and I can easily walk away, but it got me thinking about the idea in general. thoughts? ik you're married, but did you ever consider a sushi marriage?
I would have preferred if you messaged me this privately because sometimes these sort of questions can stir up misinterpreted consequences on this website but I’ll try my best to answer you lol.
Personally, I never considered marrying a man who wasn’t Shia. I actually told myself even if the meant not marrying I didn’t want to compromise my beliefs in any way. The reason I say this is that there is a reason Allah SWT allows men to marry other women of the book, but women are only allowed to marry Muslims. This is because women are (usually not always) the ones who compromise in order to make the household work. Using this same logic, I didn’t want to let myself get in a situation where that potentially could happen, even with a Sunni Muslim man. Also, I wanted to make sure that if Allah SWT every blessed me with children, they would be followers of the ahlulbayt as. On top of that, I left everything I knew to convert to shia Islam, I wasn’t about to let all that hard work and belief be destroyed or forgotten just because I wanted to get married.
The other thing is, I personally feel I have an obligation to Allah SWT and the imams as to keep the truth alive, and never mix with the ones who oppressed them. Please understand I’m not saying there aren’t Sunnis who don’t respect the ahlulbayt as, but in my experience you can’t both love the oppressed and still stand with the oppressor. From my personal experience and knowing myself, it would never work when it came to marriage.
There are over 300 million shi'a on this earth, and even if you don’t find one on your doorstep to marry, sometimes losing on marriage but holding onto your truth is worth it, but that’s just my opinion.
With that being said, Sunni-Shia marriages are totally halal and you’re free to do as you wish, don’t take advice from a girl with a blog on the internet.
“Therefore remind (men) in case the reminder profits (them).” Surah Al-A'la:9
Being a Mu’min(a) is difficult - absurdly difficult - it’s not meant to be easy. The Imams (a) had the hardest lives - they were pure light but with it came the greatest test - we don’t appreciate how hard their lives were e.g. The Prophet (s) - Imagine going out and saying you’re a prophet of One God, especially in that society.
1. Try and view trials as a blessing, an opportunity, a privilege - not a punishment.
2. Know that tranquility follows. You may feel lonely, lost and singled out but the greatest injustice against Allah SWT is to forget that He is with you all the time.
Ridha/Contentment with Allah SWT is the greatest beauty. So be content with what He has ordained for you - He is with you at all times.. Not only is he with you but he has seen your Rooh (soul) and knows what you can and cannot handle. Allah SWT NEVER gives someone they can’t handle - NEVER. That’s an injustice and Allah swt is Just and All Merciful and that would be a lack of Mercy.
Please remember this sinful servant in your du’aas for the sake of Allah (swt)
The acoustics in the 400 year old mosque are amazing & notes hang in the air with crystal clarity. The singer is a student from northern Iran visiting Isfahan & had always wanted to sing in the mosque because of its unique acoustic resonance qualities. You have to stand on the tiled square for perfect effect.