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by alwan
Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: Examining the Ismaili Imams & the Bohras
Replies: 14
Views: 3007

Re: Examining the Ismaili Imams & the Bohras

badrijanab wrote:http://dawoodi-bohras.com/pdfs/wazkur-f ... Ismail.pdf - This book is already available. All Ithna Asheri's failed to counter even just one point from it!
do you have English version of this pdf ?
by alwan
Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: Eid E Milad celebrations
Replies: 36
Views: 5441

Re: Eid E Milad celebrations

At Diwali time, the whole of India burns up so many crores of rupees without even thinking that the poor sweepers who clean up the mess the next day and the child labourers who actually make the crackers don't even have enough to eat, let alone waste, on that day. Ghulam, I dont want argue but at d...
by alwan
Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: Eid E Milad celebrations
Replies: 36
Views: 5441

Re: Eid E Milad celebrations

Can you quote from the Quran that it is ok to celebrate birthdays No. Actually my knowledge in Quran is not so good therefore can't answer your question I have seen that you do not have much knowledge sadly, that's correct The reason i asked because the statement made by Mulim First "In true I...
by alwan
Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:57 pm
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: Eid E Milad celebrations
Replies: 36
Views: 5441

Re: Eid E Milad celebrations

Muslim First wrote:In true Islam we do not celebrate Birthdays. We celebrate only 2 Eids
can you quote Quran regarding this ? or can you tell how you came to believe this ?
by alwan
Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:20 pm
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: Breaking The Idols In Makkah & Thereafter.
Replies: 3
Views: 1582

Re: Breaking The Idols In Makkah & Thereafter.

Abraham's reason for breaking all idols (except the biggest one) in the house of worship was to prove to the Idol worshippers that the Idols can neither profit nor harm them hence they are not worthy of worship (refer 021:063-067)

What was Muhammad's reason for breaking Idols, if he ever did it ?
by alwan
Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: Daily Quraan Ayat
Replies: 43
Views: 6905

Re: Daily Quraan Ayat

5:118 إِن تُعَذِّبْهُمْ فَإِنَّهُمْ عِبَادُكَ وَإِن تَغْفِرْ لَهُمْ فَإِنَّكَ أَنتَ الْعَزِيزُ الْحَكِيمُ "If thou cause them to suffer - verily, they are Thy servants; and if Thou forgive them - verily, Thou alone art almighty, truly wise!" This is one ayah that the prophet (saw) recited...
by alwan
Thu Dec 26, 2013 5:06 pm
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: Answer to very important Question
Replies: 32
Views: 5247

Re: Answer to very important Question

that's what i was about to tell him (except about the shooting of the bolts). :D Have you seen the movie "Braveheart"? In that William Wallace has been fighting a covert war with the English for some time. One day, he makes an appearance on the battlefield in front of his countrymen about...
by alwan
Thu Dec 26, 2013 2:46 pm
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: America's first openly gay Islam
Replies: 1
Views: 531

Re: America's first openly gay Islam

Khadhim Al Mahdi wrote:http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/show ... am.htmlION


CORRECTION, it's meant to say 'imam' not 'islam' !**
Cant you edit the error in the subject or delete the topic altogether ?
by alwan
Thu Dec 26, 2013 2:37 pm
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: Daily Quraan Ayat
Replies: 43
Views: 6905

Re: Daily Quraan Ayat

Hawa nikal gayee. Since this a muslim site, the purpose/aim of Incredible of "to create awareness for Quran" is meaningless unless it is a general site with all participants with different religious backgrounds. However, I like this idea of Yuzarsif about an ayat of the day with its backg...
by alwan
Thu Dec 26, 2013 2:14 pm
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: Answer to very important Question
Replies: 32
Views: 5247

Re: Answer to very important Question

I am waiting for an Imam who is 11ft tall and can shoot bolts of lightning from his ass. I am waiting for the Zahoor of Imam like every other Muslims Don't kid yourself. Other than misguided people like yourself, no one is waiting for the Zahoor of Imam. Do not confuse your hidden Imam with Imam Ma...
by alwan
Thu Dec 26, 2013 5:44 am
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: Answering The Zaydiyyah/Ismaili Sects
Replies: 89
Views: 9613

Re: Answering The Zaydiyyah/Ismaili Sects

Do you think the Imam of the time guides Muffi.. I mean look at the way he speaks and orders like we are bunch of slaves (which actually most of bohris believe it). I dont think that the current Imam of the Time who is from the Bloodline of Ali and Fatema would help such a person to run a different...
by alwan
Thu Dec 26, 2013 1:35 am
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: Answer to very important Question
Replies: 32
Views: 5247

Re: Answer to very important Question

Lollz.. I dont even know his name Precisely. You seriously think that there are no Ahlul Bayt around the world today. I am sure if we start digging we will find the descendants of Ali and Fatima all around the world. Which one are you waiting for? Why wait for one that is not there? The prophet (sa...
by alwan
Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:47 am
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: Answering The Zaydiyyah/Ismaili Sects
Replies: 89
Views: 9613

Re: Answering The Zaydiyyah/Ismaili Sects

Actually, I believe that to be pretty ludicrous. The Imam is in hiding from danger. But he has left a 103 year old man in his place. Who do you think is actually stronger to withstand the enemy? The Imam or the Dai? If the Dai can survive the danger, why can't the Imam? Infact, the Dai has made his...
by alwan
Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:17 pm
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: Answering The Zaydiyyah/Ismaili Sects
Replies: 89
Views: 9613

Re: Answering The Zaydiyyah/Ismaili Sects

Alwan Actually, i was wondering why din't Ali, Hassan, Husein, Zainul Abidin and rest of 11 Imams didn't go into occultation and gave Guidance from there. Right on brother; Bohra Imams are in occultation for last 1000 years and never fail to give guidance about which Kharas and Mithas to serve in J...
by alwan
Sun Dec 22, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: Answering The Zaydiyyah/Ismaili Sects
Replies: 89
Views: 9613

Re: Answering The Zaydiyyah/Ismaili Sects

Forgive for my simple questions as I am not much into theology. What are the functions of Imam of the Time and how does he performs them ? No worries brother, we are all learning inshallah. May I recommend you this particular work done by a brother; it's short yet concise & i think it provides ...
by alwan
Sun Dec 22, 2013 1:19 pm
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: Answering The Zaydiyyah/Ismaili Sects
Replies: 89
Views: 9613

Re: Answering The Zaydiyyah/Ismaili Sects

Khadhim Al Mahdi wrote:'The benefit of the Imam in ghayba is like the example of the clouds covering the sun.' We still get benefit, but we don't see it.
Forgive for my simple questions as I am not much into theology.

What are the functions of Imam of the Time and how does he performs them ?
by alwan
Sun Dec 22, 2013 4:18 am
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: Answering The Zaydiyyah/Ismaili Sects
Replies: 89
Views: 9613

Re: Answering The Zaydiyyah/Ismaili Sects

Anyway, the last hadith I want to end off with which is in Sahih Muslim which says that 'This Amr will not dissappear in the earth even if there's only two people left on it' so saying that the khilafah will not leave the earth even if there are 2 people left on it. So even if there are only 2 musl...
by alwan
Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: Answering The Zaydiyyah/Ismaili Sects
Replies: 89
Views: 9613

Re: Answering The Zaydiyyah/Ismaili Sects

It is possible that the Prophet [saww] and/or Imams [as] said these ahadith but, it is unlikely that these ahadith (like that of the 12 imams and naming of the 12) were ever well known in the early Shia community. There were a few points of ikhtilaf on successorship, like the one mentioned in this ...
by alwan
Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:49 pm
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: Answering The Zaydiyyah/Ismaili Sects
Replies: 89
Views: 9613

Re: Answering The Zaydiyyah/Ismaili Sects

The nass of Al-Kadhim [as] has atleast 15-20 clear ahadith along with its chain of narrators. Thank you for your replies. Something is missing somewhere. By looking at their actions, the majority were not aware of such 15-20 clear sayings including the saying of Prophet naming 12 caliphs. By the ac...
by alwan
Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:54 am
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: Answering The Zaydiyyah/Ismaili Sects
Replies: 89
Views: 9613

Re: Answering The Zaydiyyah/Ismaili Sects

Yes, he claimed his declaration openly in public whilst Imam Al-Kadhim [as]'s wasn't. If you read above, the incident is mentioned of how the supposed 'Imamate' of Al-Aftah was disproven; 1. By dying childless, 2. Getting the questions regarding zakah wrong, 3. I have come across another incident i...
by alwan
Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:19 pm
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: Answering The Zaydiyyah/Ismaili Sects
Replies: 89
Views: 9613

Re: Answering The Zaydiyyah/Ismaili Sects

Thank you again for your response. I am just trying to visualize the scene, as to what happened after the demise of Jaffer Sadiq. Abdullah Aftah had majority followers and when he died ( after 70 days ), he left no heir so bulk of his followers gave allegiance to Musa Kadhim. Am I correct in unders...
by alwan
Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:55 am
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: Answering The Zaydiyyah/Ismaili Sects
Replies: 89
Views: 9613

Re: Answering The Zaydiyyah/Ismaili Sects

1. A large chunk of the Imam's followers went towards his eldest son, Abdullah ibn Ja'far al-Aftah. This sect was known as the Aftahiyya/Fathiyya/Fathites. 2. One sect believed that Isma'il ibn Ja'far al-Mubarak was the original heir to the Imamate, but his death presupposed his father's. The Mubar...
by alwan
Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:46 pm
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: Answering The Zaydiyyah/Ismaili Sects
Replies: 89
Views: 9613

Re: Answering The Zaydiyyah/Ismaili Sects

I think what it means is that he knew that Imam Musa (as) had the nass from Imam As-Sadiq [as] but also he claimed it for himself and so it would mean a supposed 2nd nass. so the first nass to Musa Kadhim and supposed second nass to Abdullah Aftah. The majority were quite astounded after when Abdul...
by alwan
Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:11 pm
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: Answering The Zaydiyyah/Ismaili Sects
Replies: 89
Views: 9613

Re: Answering The Zaydiyyah/Ismaili Sects

Yes, an explicit designation was made during the lifetime of As-Sadiq [as] & we have traditions that allude to the Imamate of Imam al-kadhm [as], yet the situation was apparently unclear to some of the early shi'as including some of As-Sadiq [as]'s other companions & followers due to the fa...
by alwan
Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:29 pm
Forum: Islam Today
Topic: Answering The Zaydiyyah/Ismaili Sects
Replies: 89
Views: 9613

Re: Answering The Zaydiyyah/Ismaili Sects

Abdullah al-Aftah ibn Ja'far al-Sadiq (d.766 CE / 149 A.H.) was the eldest surviving son of Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq (after al-Sadiq’s death) and the full-brother of Isma'il ibn Ja'far. Following Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq’s death, the majority of Ja'far’s followers accepted Abdullah al-Aftah as their new Im...
by alwan
Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:09 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Why do the DBs do sajda to Dai and kiss everyone's feet
Replies: 24
Views: 5146

Re: Why do the DBs do sajda to Dai and kiss everyone's feet

Note: It is Fatemi belief that the parents (Yaqoob Nabi) were not amoungst those who gave Sajda to Yusuf, as they were already on the Throne beside Yusuf AS. It was the brothers and others who did Sajda. 012:004 When Joseph said to his father, 'Father, I saw eleven stars, and the sun and the moon; ...
by alwan
Sun Sep 08, 2013 4:29 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Sajda at Shrines
Replies: 8
Views: 2257

Re: Sajda at Shrines

I do not understand why this keeps coming up again and again. Allah has prohibited sajda to anyone except to Him alone. Allah's ruling on this issue should be final. Why is that so difficult to understand? Let us go over this again. Here is ayat 37 from Surat Fussilat (41:37): وَمِنْ آيَاتِهِ اللَّ...
by alwan
Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:03 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: No forgiveness without intercession
Replies: 61
Views: 10605

Re: No forgiveness without intercession

Your waseela need not know that you are invoking him as your waseela. Remember, your prayer is between you and Allah alone. Only Allah can forgive. Your waseela has no authority from Allah to forgive you. This means that if your waseela demands money for interceding with Allah on your behalf, then ...
by alwan
Sat Sep 07, 2013 6:19 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: No forgiveness without intercession
Replies: 61
Views: 10605

Re: No forgiveness without intercession

Just clarifying th above. Which part of this didn't you understand: Imam Jafar saying: وأعطانا الشفاعة في شيعتنا (We have been given the Shafa't of or Shias in our hands) والله لنشفعن في شيعتنا (I swear by Allah, we will do Shafa'at of our Shias.) In any case, Shia are included among Muslims and Pr...
by alwan
Sat Sep 07, 2013 1:56 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Why Bohra's are not allowed to read Quran with translation
Replies: 46
Views: 12537

Re: WHY BOHRA'S ARE NOT ALLOWED TO READ QURAN WITH TRANSLAT

I believe that the explanation he (Aga Khan 3) gave was that Imamat cannot go from brother to brother but must go from father to son. He then did not follow his own dogma and nominated his grandson rather than his son for Imamat. what made you believe Aga Khan 3 made that explanation ? did you read...