She spends more than an hour reciting duas after namaz and she is only thirteen! She seems to have been inspired by my super religious younger brother,Mohd, and to some extent Iranian satellite TV channels. It’s is a little embarrassing that my younger siblings do more ibaadat than I do!
Imam Mohammad al Taqi (as)
Thanks to the festival, I have three days off from work. I just wish they would go easy on the crackers, my pet kitten is getting terrified!
She looked like some one had died. She looked dazed and in a state of shock, almost numb to the proceedings. She told me that she had signed the nikahnamah and said qubul hain but she wasn’t ready. What’s worse is that her aunt didn’t even let me talk to her and said that she was talking nonsense! I am feeling so depressed right now. The arranged marriage system is highly flawed.
The Sixth Imam (a.s.) has said,
“The playing of violin promotes the growth of hypocrisy in the heart like water assists the growth of vegetation (algae).”
Imam (a.s.) also says,
“If drums and cymbals are played at one’s house for forty days, Allah will impose a satan by the name of ‘faqandir’.The satans will infiltrate into every cell of the person’s body. With the spread of this evil, the person loses all sense of dignity and self-esteem. He will then not care as to what he says or what is said about him. Then, this satan blows into this person. As a result, he becomes utterly shameless. So mush so that he is not concerned or affected even if his women are dishonoured.”
It is usually observed that the people in whose homes music is played with regularity are absolutely shameless and wanton.
Hazrat Imam ‘Ali ar-Riďa (a.s.) has said,
“To listen to a musical instrument is one of the Greater Sins.” (Mustadrak ul-Wasa’il)
(Taken from Greater Sins Vol.1)
I know this sin is very difficult to abstain from. Especially now when it’s so common. But we should remember that we are followers of Imam Ali(as) and Imam Ali(as) has set very high standards for his shias.
When one of Imam Sadeq(as)’s followers admitted to listening to music (it was played by his neighbour), Imam told him,
“…..Leave the evil things to the evil people because there are different people suitable for different things.”
I thought I was supposed to give it on Monday!
That’s slang for half cup of tea!
realfakescientist replied to your post: Had a falafel for the first time ever.
you didn’t have the sauces and the salad and spices on it? yeah, it’s very plain if you don’t.lol
I had salad with it and humus. I think I’ll make it Indian style at home with lots of chilli, it will taste much better!
ahlulbayt-fi-qalbi replied to your post: Had a falafel for the first time ever.
i think you just broke my heart. Also: what realfakescientist said.
Aww..I didn’t mean to hurt anyone. I just felt disappointed because I had great expectations from the dish. Since I had heard from others that it is really good. Besides, food preference is rather subjective! :P
Tasted okay. It was just too bland for my Indian taste buds! I think Shawarma is way better.
Imam Mahdi(as) has said: “Pray for my reappearance for in it lies your goodness.”
Abbas AS ke rozay ke Fiza sab seh alag hai
laao tou ata karnay main Abbas ka sani
bin hathoon seh denay ke ada sab seh alag hai…” —Mashallah!