The message of Grand Ayatollah Sayed Ali al-Sistani for Shiite Muslims of Australia

,Dear All Salam

Synopsis:

The Grand Ayatollah Sayed Ali al-Sistani’s message for the Shiite Muslims of Australia was this:

“Every morning I pray for the Shiite Muslims of Australia”.

Appreciation:

If the above-mentioned greetings of Grand Ayatollah Sayed Ali al-Sistani has touched your heart – as a Shiite Muslim – then please recite Doaa Farraj (links are listed below) as an appreciation for sharing info: 

   (Dua Faraj)دعاى فرج      

اللهم کن لولیک الحجت ابن الحسن 

The Lifestyle of the Grand Ayatollah Sayed Ali al-Sistani

After passing through the security checks I entered a very old house – about 100 years old – that was both the house and the Office of the Grand Ayatollah Sayed Ali al-Sistani over the last two decades. 


The furniture of the house were so old that – all together – could not be even sold for AU$10 – if they were offered in a Garage Sale.

I also learned that the Grand Ayatollah Sayed Ali al-Sistani’s only cloth is almost 20 years old and was made from the toughest materials.


For the last many years the food of Grand Ayatollah Sayed Ali al-Sistani was mainly bread and vegetables that sometimes cheese was added to it.

The Author’s first meeting with the son of the Grand Ayatollah Sayed Ali al-Sistani

I was sitting in a covered area – in front of the Office of the Grand Ayatollah Sayed Ali al-Sistani – waiting to be called in that I saw a sheikh – about 50 years old – came to me and started talking to me.


He asked my name and I asked his name; and then I realized that he was the son of the Grand Ayatollah Sayed Ali al-Sistani.

During our conversation I brought his attention to my recent site visit of the Al-Askari Shrine and I then added that I wrote three reports about the works required and explained the contents of each report but not in details.

I then realized that the Grand Ayatollah’s son was well familiar with the repair works performed in Al-Askari Shrine and I noted his concern that – in the repair process of the Al-Askari Shrine – they did not use original materials for the dome; that is, rather than using bricks they used a steel structure.  


We then discussed about the rehabilitation of the SARDAB – located at a depth of about 6.3 m below the natural ground level; and finally about the development of the area next to the Shrine of Imam Ali (as).

The Author’s Meeting with the Grand Ayatollah Sayed Ali al-Sistani

At 10:30 am on 20/10/2017, the Author of this article had the honour to have a private meeting with with Grand Ayatollah Sayed Ali al-Sistani, and Sheikh Mohammad Hassan al-Ansari (Abu-Javad) at the Ayatollah’s Office in Najaf Ashraf and shaking their hands.  Also, before and after the meeting with the Grand ayatollah I got the opportunity to have private meetings with the Grand Ayatollah’s son – Sheikh Muhammad Rida al-Sistani. 


Contrary to my expectations – because I was expecting (as a follower of the Grand Ayatollah Sayed Ali al-Sistani) I would only be allowed to enter to the Ayatollah’s Office and say Salam and then leave the Office – I found that a private meeting was set up for me both with the Grand Ayatollah and his son that last for almost 45 minutes.


At the start of the meeting the Grand Ayatollah Sayed Ali al-Sistani started to speak Arabic with me; that Sheikh Mohammad Hassan al-Ansari (Abu-Javad) interfered and said that Dr Falamaki was born in Iran. 


Then we spoke in Farsi.

From the saying of Grand Ayatollah Sayed Ali al-Sistani I learnt that he was aware about my proposed design for the emergency exit of the extension of the SARDAB – in the Al-Askari Shrine – that its construction was recently completed – and said that it is to be followed up.

The Grand Ayatollah Sayed Ali al-Sistani then added that his son will be talking to me in details afterwards.


The Grand Ayatollah Sayed Ali al-Sistani’s message for the Shiite Muslims of Australia was as follows:

“Every morning I pray for the Shiite Muslims of Australia”.

Then the Grand Ayatollah prayed for me and my family.


I briefly talked about the Iranians that migrated to Australia as well as the Shiite Muslim population of Australia, particularly in Sydney. 

The meeting with the Grand Ayatollah was then concluded.  

The Author’s Second meeting with the son of the Grand Ayatollah Sayed Ali al-Sistani

After the meeting with the Grand Ayatollah I had the opportunity to have a second meeting with his son, that we concluded the above-mentioned conversation about my reports etc.  

Some of the major recent helps of the Grand Ayatollah Sayed Ali al-Sistani to the Shiite Muslim

Materials listed in the lines below is to be confirmed

  • In or about 2005 when the fight between some Iraqi militants and the US Army was extended to the Shrine of Imam Hussein (as) and there was a high risk that because of this fight the shrine gets badly damaged; the Grand Ayatollah announced that he and his followers will be walking towards the shrine tomorrow – while no one is allowed to carry any weapon. This brave action of the Grand ayatollah caused that both parties step back from the shrine and the shrine remains intact.

August 6, 2004 – Al-Sistani, who seldom leaves his home in Najaf, travels to London for treatment for heart problems.

August 25, 2004 – Al-Sistani returns to Iraq and begins negotiating a ceasefire in Najaf. Before his return he asks all Iraqis to “march to Najaf in order to rescue the city.”

August 26, 2004 – Arrives at his home in Najaf, where he and Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr reach an agreement to put an end to the violence in the region.

February 13, 2005 – The results of Iraq’s January 30, 2005, election are released. Al-Sistani’s United Iraqi Alliance comes in first, with over four million votes.

  • In or about 2014 – while ISIS was getting close to the holy cities of Iraq – the Grand Ayatollah made the Fatwa of Jihad. And it was because of this Fatwa that the holy cities of Iraq remained intact.

June 13, 2014 – Through his representative, al-Sistani appeals to his followers to join the security forces in fighting ISIS militants. “Citizens who are able to bear arms and fight terrorists … should volunteer and join the security forces to achieve this holy purpose.”

  • In 2017, the Grand Ayatollah made this Fatwa – saying to the effect – that it is OK that those Iraqi people – that are living in Iraq – not to pay their Khums and other religious payments to the Representatives of the Grand Ayatollah and they can spend it the way the like – such as paying poor people. 

By: M. Falamaki (Dr.)

How to expedite the return of Imam Mahdi (as)

 As salamu alaykum dear brothers and sisters.

How should we expedite the return of our beloved Imam Mahdi (atfs)?

His Excellency – Allah (swt) – and the beloved Masoomin (as) have created a smooth and simple path for the return of our beloved Imam Mahdi (as).  This smooth path in set out in such a way that once it is followed by people – while they follow the Shiite Islamic jurisprudence – based on the instructions received from a living Mojtahid Alam – it is self-sufficient to cause everyone to become a companion of Imam Mahdi (as).

It is important that people realize that prior to become a companion of Imam Mahdi (as) they must seek refuge to Allah swt to elevate their morals – by the way of purification of both their bodies and soul – to such an extent that their hearts could then become a platform to receive His gifts – the gifts that He gives to the noblest people. And once they receive this giftthey will become among the gifted ones.

In other words, once these individuals – by His will – could purify their body and soul to such an extent, that they would become of the noblest of people (see the verse below 43:13). That is, once a person’s heart is pure enough to receive His gift; then they become among the gifted ones by the will of the Almighty.

يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ إِنَّا خَلَقْنَاكُمْ مِنْ ذَكَرٍ وَأُنْثَى وَجَعَلْنَاكُمْ شُعُوبًا وَقَبَائِلَ لِتَعَارَفُوا

 إِنَّ أَكْرَمَكُمْ عِنْدَ اللَّهِ أَتْقَاكُمْ

Indeed, the more honourable among you, in the sight of Allah, is one who is more pious among you

 إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَلِيمٌ خَبِيرٌ 

When the number of eligible companions of Imam Mahdi (as) – the gifted ones –  increases up to certain amount – 313 – then the reappearance of Imam Mahdi (as) will take place by the permission of Allah (swt).  

It is therefore apparent that the return of Imam Mahdi (as) depends on notion that 313 gifted people exist at the time of his reappearance.

These gifted people; whom are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Imam Mahdi (as) are people with extraordinary characteristics. Among them:

–          They have the power to travel to the future and the past

–          They have the power to travel across the planet Earth, from one point to another within a fraction of a second

–          Each of them has a strength greater than the strength of 40 strong men put together

–          And many more

Things to do – while seeking refuge to Allah swt  – to purify our souls and bodies:

1) Trip to Karbala once or twice each year:

It is narrated – all those whom could financially afford trip to Karbala – to visit the Shrine of Imam Hussein (as) – at least one or twice a year.

By touching the shrine of Imam Hussein (as) with our bear hands and exposing our souls to the infallible soul and the pure body of Imam Hussein (as), we are in fact assist to further purify our bodies and our souls.

2) Walking away from all sins:

On the other hand, He has very explicitly said in Koran: Ask me and I will give it to you.  He also teaches us that we ask for the best of both worlds; and He also tells us that the most honourable of you with Allah is the one among you most careful (of his duty). 

It is important to seek refuge from Allah swt to walk away from sins. Among them is the recitation Doaa of Joshane Kabir three times in the month of Ramadan that would act as a shield against sins.

3) Consuming Halal sustenance; while practicing all virtues instructed by a Mojtahid Alam:

Once the same people – with purified bodies and souls –  who have walked away from all sins, organize their lifestyles in such a way that they only consume Halal Sustenance – while practicing all virtues that Mojtahid Alam advises them to do – then they would receive greater blessings and become gifted by the will of Allah(swt).

Conclusion

It is important to note that once a person spreads its wings of submission before Allah swt – while keeping distance from sins as well as enhancing its morals by getting close to Masoomin (as) and consuming Halal sustenance and follow the Shiite Islamic jurisprudence – then Allah swt will make that person a gifted one – no matter if that person was originally with a low IQ or weak, or …  This gifted person with abilities that were previously mentioned would then become an eligible companion of Imam Mahdi (as). 

O’ Lord:

I pray that everyone in the audience would get to a stage where it would become eligible to receive His blessings and become amongst the gifted ones.  Insha’Allah

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On last note may Allah (SWT) increase our rewards for our mourning for Imam Hussain (AS) and let us be one of the gifted to become one of the companions of Imam Sahib Az Zaman (atfs).

Thank you 

Amazing Benefits of Earning Lawful (Halal) Wealth

  ,Dear all Salam

Synopsis & Appreciation:

Although earning or acquiring wealth  is recommended and is good the accumulation of wealth is not that recommended and this is a very delicate matter that is overlooked by most people.

The new concept that is presented in the lines below – that is also based on Islamic Principles – is this that acquiring wealth in accordance to Shariah Law or earning Lawful (Halal) wealth is similar to creating a medicine for the sick hearts; the sick hearts of those whom have either i) by the way of acquiring and then consuming wealth in an unlawful manner; and or ii) by acquiring and consuming Haram (prohibited) money, have lost their health.

In other words, their hearts have got so sick; that is, covered with a veil, that not only their own conscious could not help them to cure their hearts, but – because of the veil that has covered their hearts – due to consuming Haram sustenance – the advice of others does not also penetrate into their hearts.

The said heart sickness, could change the behaviour of the sick person similar to the behaviour of addicted people.  That is, same as most addicted ones, the addicted person is not even prepared to listen to the speech of those whome try to guide that person to the right path. 

Among the amazing miracles that might take place once we share the Halal money (sustenance) that we have earned – by hard work – with others is this that:

  1.  once it is offered to the people with sick hearts,
  1. in the best possible form or shape,
  1. that the subject person accepts using it,
  1. without feeling that it has received a donation or similar – as the risk is this that the sick person refuses to receive the said money and rejects that.

Then this  Halal money will act as the best medicine to remove the veil that has already covered their hearts and make their hearts unveiled that they could also see the evil associated with unlawful money and walk away from it. 

If you find the materials presented in this article interesting then please recite Doaa Farraj (links are listed below) as an appreciation for sharing: 

   (Dua Faraj)دعاى فرج      

اللهم کن لولیک الحجت ابن الحسن 

How to get the best out of your lawful (halal) money?

Assuming that you are now creating Halal (lawful) sustenance and you are intending to make the best use of it.

Ways that you could earn the best SAVAB out of the said Halal sustenance may be listed as follows:

  1. To share it with your neighbours by the way of cooking your national food and sharing it with them. Foods that could be presented as FREE FOOD – غذاي نذري. 
  1. Asking our neighbours if they need any help with any thing. 
  1. Practice the act of giving by the way of giving to those whom ask for help in the best form and manner. 

Among the admirable customs / habits of Muslim Shiite is this that most of them get advantage of every opportunity – such as buying a new house, getting a new born baby etc – to cook FREE FOOD (غذاي نذري) with their lawful earnings and share it with others. This food then would act as a medicine to remove sickness from the hearts of people around them.

As was said earlier – spending the lawful sustenance that we create for the sake of Allah swt – would be one of the best ways to remove the sickness from the hearts of people. 

There are a number of verses in Koran that supports those whom lend their wealth to Allah swt by the way of spending it for His sake; that He will then increase the said loan 700 times and gives that back to them. 

That portion of our wealth that we GIVE as Khums and Zakat is in fact the portion that we keep for ourselves. 

On the other hand, if rather than spending – at least a portion of our earnings – as was explained in the above lines – we try to deposit that wealth; then there is always a risk that it gets stolen from us and then we become a loser. 

There is also a high possibility that by tasting death; the same money to be used by others in an unlawful manner. 

By: M. Falamaki (Dr.)

حدیث قدسی – رضا

Synopsis & Appreciation: 

Another important narration – attributed to Allah swt – In Farsi – is listed in the lines below.   

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   (Dua Faraj)دعاى فرج      

اللهم کن لولیک الحجت ابن الحسن 

عده‌ای به محضر امام باقر علیه‌السلام 

 رسیدند و دیدند که یکى از فرزندان او بیمار شده است

 و امام ناراحت است و اندوهگین

 یکی از موضوعات محوری و بنیادین در رابطه خلق با خالق مسئله رضا بر قضای الهی است.

 مقدمه رضا، صبر است

 تا کسی به مقام صبر نرسد نمی‌تواند در برابر مقدرات الهی راضی و خشنود باشد

سه نکته را  نباید از یاد ببریم

1- همه کارها و امور به خداوند تعالی انتساب دارد و تحت ید قدرت اوست

2- همه امور بر اساس حکمت خداست که ما از آن آگاهی نداریم

3- خداوند نیز برای مؤمن جز خیر مقدر نمی‌کند

در همین ارتباط حدیث قدسی بسیار زیبایی نقل‌شده است که نشان می‌دهد عاقلانه‌ترین کار تسلیم شدن در برابر قضای الهی است. از امیرالمؤمنین علیه‌السلام نقل‌شده است که فرمود

أَوْحَى اللَّهُ عَزَّوَجَلَّ إِلَى دَاوُدَ علیه‌السلام يَا دَاوُدُ تُرِيدُ وَ أُرِيدُ وَ لَا يَكُونُ إِلَّا مَا أُرِيدُ فَإِنْ أَسْلَمْتَ لِمَا أُرِيدُ أَعْطَيْتُكَ مَا تُرِيدُ وَ إِنْ لَمْ تُسْلِمْ لِمَا أُرِيدُ أَتْعَبْتُكَ فِيمَا تُرِيدُ ثُمَّ لَا يَكُونُ إِلَّا مَا أُرِيد. 1

‌خدای عزوجل به داوود وحی کرد

 اي داوود! تو اراده‌ای می‌کنی و من هم اراده‌ای می‌کنم ولی [درنهایت] جز آنچه من اراده می‌کنم واقع نمی‌شود

**برخورد عجیب امام باقر (ع) باخبر مرگ فرزندشان

عده‌ای به محضر امام باقر علیه‌السلام رسیدند و دیدند که یکى از فرزندان او بیمار شده است و امام ناراحت و اندوهگین است. با خود گفتند: اگر این کودک از دنیا برود می‌ترسیم امام را آن‌گونه ببینیم که نمی‌خواهیم در آن حال باشد. چیزى نگذشت که صداى شیون اهل خانه بلند شد و فرزند امام از دنیا رفت . آنگاه حضرت نزد آن‌ها آمد درحالی‌که چهره او نگران نبود و ناراحتی‌ها قبل از سیماى او برطرف شده بود. به امام عرض کردند: فدایت شویم ما ترس آن داشتیم که با مرگ فرزند حالتى پیدا کنید که ما هم به خاطر اندوه شما غمگین شویم

حضرت به آن‌ها فرمود: ما می‌خواهیم کسى را که دوست داریم به‌سلامت باشد اما وقتى امر الهى فرارسد تسلیم اراده خداوند هستیم. 3

پی‌نوشت

1- توحید صدوق، 337

2- قال السجاد (ع): «الصَّبْرُ وَ الرِّضَا عَنِ اللَّهِ رَأْسُ طَاعَةِ اللَّهِ وَ مَنْ صَبَرَ وَ رَضِيَ عَنِ اللَّهِ فِيمَا قَضَى عَلَيْهِ فِيمَا أَحَبَّ أَوْ كَرِهَ لَمْ يَقْضِ اللَّهُ عَزَّوَجَلَّ لَهُ فِيمَا أَحَبَّ أَوْ كَرِهَ إِلَّا مَا هُوَ خَيْرٌ لَه‏؛ صبر و رضای از خدا رأس اطاعت خداست و کسی که صبر کند و در آنچه که خدا بر او مقرر کرده است ـ‌خواه خوشایند او باشد و خواه ناخوشایند‌ـ خداوند عزوجل در آنچه دوست دارد، یا ناخوش دارد چیزی جز خير برای او مقرر نکند.» (کافی، ج2، ص60)

3- وسائل الشيعه ، ج 12، ص 135 

Cut & Paste by: M. Falamaki (Dr.)

How to return the rights of the working class people back to them?

Synopsis & Appreciation:

In this article it is demonstrated that the only possible way that the working class people could achieve the fruits of:

  • The works that they execute
  • The wealth that they create
  • The valuable metals and stones that they extract from digging the earth
  • The fruit and vegetables, the meat, the milk, the fish that they produce in their farms
  • The tools, mashinaries etc that they create in their factories
  • The software that they produce
  • The books that they write
  • The services – such as transport, medical, childcare … that they give

is this that they all follow the lifestyle of Imam Ali (as); that is, rather than trying to deposit the fruits of their works in Banks, or invest as shares or invest them in the housing or other industries, they try to spend it – without any worries about the future.

The fruits achieved by the way of adaptation of the said lifestyle would then be numerous; among them:

  • Further circulation of money in the community
  • Creation of more works
  • Elimination of organizations such as banks – that sock the blood of people
  • Elimination of lots of unnecessary services that were created just to secure the fruits of your works
  • Elimination of lots of insurance companies … 

It is also inevitable that – during occultation of Imam Mahdi (as) – people pay their Taxes to Governments to have secure boarders. 

If you find the contents of this article interesting then please recite Doaa Farraj (links are listed below) as an appreciation for sharing info: 

   (Dua Faraj)دعاى فرج      

اللهم کن لولیک الحجت ابن الحسن 

How to return the rights of the working class back to them?

In the lines below it is demonstrated that the only way to get out of the chains of this modern slavery – which is socking the fruits of the lives of people – caused by the existing economical systems – which is controlling the whole globe – is this that we all follow the lifestyle of Imam Ali (as) in relation to working. That is, once we produce a value – rather than changing that value with some numbers in our bank accounts – we change that value with some other values / works created by others. Also, we should all try not to accumulate those values – as an insurance for an unseen future.  

In other words, all we should do is to decide to spend values created by us; as the immediate result of it would be the circulation of money and consequently creating more jobs. And also – when spending – we allocate a good portion of that money to help the needy.

What is value?

In old days, by digging a well to get to water we were creating a value.

Or by building a small accommodation – even one single room – we were creating a value.

Finding valuable and rare metals / stones such as Gold / Silver and Diamond was another way to creating a value.

Working in farms (producing meat, milk, trained horses, camels, donkeys, all sorts of fruits and vegetables) was also another way of creating values.

Here are seven different types of farms:

  1.       Subsistence farm: This is a type of farm that produces only enough food to feed the family with little or no surplus for sale, says Africa Development Promise. This type of farm is not meant to provide income, but would ideally produce all needed food, year-round. This is becoming increasingly popular among Americans who wish to live “off the grid.”
  2.       Commercial farm: This is the opposite of a subsistence farm, says Grade Stack, and is meant to provide income, often the sole form of income, for the farm family. It can consist of growing crops, raising animals for meat, eggs and dairy, raising fish, or a combination of these.
  3.       Crop farm: These farms grow fruits, vegetables, or grain. Most large-scale industrial farms are monoculture farms, meaning they grow only one type of crop at a time. The Union of Concerned Scientistssays this type of farm relies heavily on chemical inputs. Smaller farms tend to be more diversified.
  4.      Fish farm: Also called aquaculture, fish farming is booming. It involves raising enormous quantities of fish in large tanks. According to Grist, although farmed fishhas a less-than-favourable reputation, well-managed fish farms are sustainable, clean, and can produce high-quality protein.
  5.      Dairy farm: This type of farm focuses on raising animals for milk. The milk can then be used to make other dairy products like yogurt and cheese. Most large dairy farms raise dairy cows, but some artisanal dairy farms may raise sheep or goats.
  6.       Poultry farm: Most poultry farms raise chickens and turkeys for meat consumption, but some raise chicken for eggs. About 18 percent of all poultry meat in the U.S. is exported, says the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Large-scale farms are the norm, but consumer demand for locally-produced, pastured, and humanely raised poultry is growing.
  7.       Meat farms: These farms exist solely to raise animals for slaughter and consumption. They can be divided into other categories like pig farms and cattle farms.

Also, in old days, people were exchanging these values with each other and had a normal life.

Later on valuable metals such as gold and silver became a unit for the measurement of the values of an excavated well, a completed house, a trained horse, a camel, a donkey, etc. 

The danger started to show up itself when people started to accumulate gold and silver. 

This accumulation of gold and silver not only generated power but also required security forces to look after those accumulated wealth.

People with these accumulated wealth then employed soldiers to get access to more wealth by the way of attacking and seizing the assets of other tribes / villages etc.

Then other people had to pay part of the values they created to certain kings to protect their homes and their wealth from tyrants. 

It is important to note that the human nature is in such a way that if it has one valley of gold he wants to have a second one; and history of mankind is a witness that almost all tyrants – all with the accumulated power – created by masses of gold – were employing soldier to invade more lands to increase their wealth. That is, to get access to more values they were attacking other tribes; capturing their people as slaves and seizing their properties. 

In other words, they did not mind to even capturing the people of other tribes and making them their slaves – as free means to create work. 

Even now, we have all these concentrated powers that are forming various types of governments – the head of them appearing as kings, queens, presidents, prime ministers … – that apparently are there to protect the boundaries of their kingdom, republic etc and consequently protect the rights of their people. 

And we observe that within each kingdom apart from the Government – with the concentration of wealth that it obtains through Tax – and are all equipped with the armed forces – that are there to secure the country from tyrants – there are other big organizations such as BANKS that do not even secure the properties of people within a country.

What is the best course of action to walk away from this modern slavery?

Now, if we put one step back and all of us – rather than accumulation of the values produced by us by the way of depositing in Banks / Investing in various industries; decide to have a lifestyle similar to that of Imam Ali (as); that is, just to produce enough to satisfy our day to day needs and give the extra to the needy – those people around us that are not able to work – we see that there would be no concentration of wealth and consequently no concentrated of power.  

It is important to note that – during the occultation of Imam Mahdi (as) – because of the so many kings / queens / presidents / prime ministers / … that are existing round the globe, we have no choice but to pay Tax to our government to secure our boarders with Armed forces. 

But in the mean time, while a portion of our works is devoted to the security of our country, why not we all liquidate all those assets that we are currently paying interest or mortgage for as well as take all our money out of the BANKS and then use it through the MOZAREBEH structure to generate more work and Halal Sustenance.

Is this proposed scenario not similar to what Muses pbuh did at the time of release of Bani-Israel from the land of the Freon? That is, by taking all that manpower – with all wealth belonged to them – out of the land belonged to Freon, Muses pbuh produced this potential for the Bani-Israel that once they settle in the promised land they themselves could enjoy the fruits of their own works. 

Furthermore, the following replies received from the Grand Ayatollah Sistani implicitly suggests that it is better not to borrow money from BANKS and pay interest to them (please see the answers to Questions 1 & 6 listed in appendix I below); as it appears that a sustenance that – in it –  has elements of interest could not be considered as Halal sustenance anymore.  This was the Fatwa of Ayatollah Sistani regarding interest.

Work and moral values:

Each person – by spending less time for work – has then more free time to pray and enjoy life – without being in need of spending a portion of its income to BANKS as interest.

Also, currently the fruits of people’s works is not recorded as objects or not even as Paper or Plastic NOTES

and all they receive at the end of the week is some numbers in their bank account to use. 

While every now and then these numbers could be wiped out if a financial crisis takes place.  And furthermore – in some countries – the buying power of these numbers decrease month by month. 

The most important point to pay attention to is this that in all circumstances – all the moral values – values created by our praying – not only gives benefit to everyone, but also they could not be accumulated and consequently would not be a potential for getting stolen. 

Concluding remarks:

The only possible way that the working class people could achieve the fruits of their works is this that they all follow the lifestyle of Imam Ali (as); that is, rather than trying to deposit the fruits of their works in Banks, or invest as shares or invest them in the housing or other industries, they try to spend it – without any worries about the future.

The fruits achieved by the way of adaptation of the said lifestyle would then be numerous.

It is also inevitable that – during occultation of Imam Mahdi (as) – people pay their Taxes to Governments to have secure boarders. 

Therefore, the best course of action is this that we spend our income – immediately after earning – and do not use it for mortgages / term deposit or invest it in housing and / or other industries. This would then change our society to a healthy one, and shortly after we make this decision – that we do not deposit the fruits of our works in BANKS etc – we will observe that BANKS and many businesses associated with BANKS would collapse.  

By: M. Falamaki (Dr.)

Why Eid Ghadir Khom is the greatest Eid of Muslims?

Synopsis:

One of the highlights that could be observed in this Article – between the lines – is about our duties towards Him at the time of occultation.

That is, after visiting several narrations all in relation to His expectations from us during the occultation period; it is found that what has to be done by each of us would be spreading His Light, His Love ️, and His Knowledge over the hearts of people around us to elevate their morals.  

The rewards that we then receive is to have the position of SHAHID before Him – at the time that we taste death – and this means that we will not be dead, and we will be alive and receive sustenance from Him.  

Therefore, the best course of action is to offer our best sacrifices to Him; sacrificing things that we love most.

Such as changing our days with our nights; that is, fasting during the day and praying and reciting His Book during the night – the last third part of the night – while holding our begging cup upward to be filled with His Light, His Love ️, and His Knowledge; and then spreading the overflow of our cups over the hearts of people around us.

In other words, by spreading His Light, His Love ️, and His Knowledge over the hearts of people around us; their morals will elevate and then they will become eligible to be considered as the companion of Imam Mahdi (as) at the time of his return.

Therefore, this action of spreading would be considered as our direct contribution to expediting the return of our beloved Imam Mahdi (as).

In other words, by the way of offering the above-mentioned sacrifices not only we remove injustice from the face of the planet earth – as to fight with darkness we do not take our swords out; we put light on the candles (the hearts of people) then darkness disappears – but also when the time comes; that is, we experience even a normal death – while we are spreading His Light, His Love ️, and His Knowledge to elevate the morals of people around us that they all become eligible to be considered as the companion of Imam Mahdi (as) at the time of his return – we will then have the position of SHAHID before Him – at the time that we all taste death – and this means that we will not be dead, we will be alive and receive sustenance from Him.  And this is the greatest achievement.

Why Eid Ghadir Khom is the greatest Eid of Muslims?

➢  Is it not true that by this day and on this day:

✓  All verses of Quran were revealed and were memorized by Muslims as well as were recorded through various means?

✓  Masoomin obtained Allah swt’s protection from all evil acts of those whom (after the demise of Mohammad pbuh) acted in a manner similar to what the tribes of Bani-Israel did to Muses pbuh?

✓  The responsibility of leading people was delivered to Masoomin (as); that the last one of them is Imam Mahdi (as).

➢  Is it not true that all those whom deep in their hearts felt His infinite love found that there is no limit and no end to this love:

o   Same as there is no limit (in Macro scale) for the Universe; that is, no matter how far we investigate we cannot say that this is the end of the universe.

o   Similarly, there is no limit (in Micro scale) for atoms and its components; that is the more we investigate the more we find that that there is no way to say that this is the smallest particle.

o   And, obviously there is no limit and no end for the Love and Mercy that He offers to each of us.

➢  It is common sense to return love with love and to seek for means to somehow return even a small portion of His love?

➢  That we all seek for means to deliver our acknowledgements to Him by the way of giving sacrifices (similar to what the son of Adam pbuh did)?

➢  Is it not true that now at the era of occultation that Imam Mahdi is in hiding we see all injustices that if Imam has had re-appeared they would not exist?

➢  And we all have now this opportunity to present Him with the best possible sacrifice – first by devoting the best things that we love; that is, by the way of changing our days with our nights; that is fasting during the day.  That is, by the way of offering the above-mentioned sacrifices not only we remove injustice from the face of the planet earth – as to fight with darkness we do not take our swords out; we put light on the candles (the hearts of people) then darkness disappears – but also when the time comes; that is, we experience even a normal death – while we are spreading His Light, His Love ️, and His Knowledge to elevate the morals of people around us that they all become eligible to be considered as the companion of Imam Mahdi (as) at the time of his return – we will then have the position of SHAHID before Him – at the time that we all taste death – and this means that we will not be dead, we will be alive and receive sustenance from Him.  And this is the greatest achievement.

Falamaki (Dr.)

Shall the recompense of goodness be anything other than goodness?

هَلْ جَزَاءُ الْإِحْسَانِ إِلَّا الْإِحْسَانُ

Synopsis & Appreciation:

In this article – it is said to the effect – that it is the order of Allah swt that kindness must be returned by kindness; and it was demonstrated by the way of the attached Video – as well as the picture below – that even animals are returning kindness with kindness. Therefore, any action contrary to kindness would cause His wroth and His anger.

In other words, in this article it is demonstrated that although it is a must – and it is natural – that kindness to be returned with kindness and this is something that even most animal practice; there are still some people that return kindness with evil. These people are worse than animals, and it is the promise of Allah swt – 7:179 – that He will fill the Hell with them.

[Shakir: 7:179]: And certainly We have created for hell many of the jinn and the men; they have hearts with which they do not understand, and they have eyes with which they do not see, and they have ears with which they do not hear; they are as cattle, nay, they are in worse errors; these are the heedless ones / وَلَقَدْ ذَرَأْنَا لِجَهَنَّمَ كَثِيرًا مِنَ الْجِنِّ وَالْإِنْسِ لَهُمْ قُلُوبٌ لَا يَفْقَهُونَ بِهَا وَلَهُمْ أَعْيُنٌ لَا يُبْصِرُونَ بِهَا وَلَهُمْ آذَانٌ لَا يَسْمَعُونَ بِهَا أُولَئِكَ كَالْأَنْعَامِ بَلْ هُمْ أَضَلُّ أُولَئِكَ هُمُ الْغَافِلُونَ    

If you find the above lines interesting then please recite Doaa Farraj (links are listed below) as an appreciation for sharing info: 

   (Dua Faraj)دعاى فرج      

اللهم کن لولیک الحجت ابن الحسن 

Shall the recompense of goodness be anything other than goodness?

The picture shown below as well as the attached video both support this verse of the holy Koran – 55:60 – that goodness should be returned by nothing but goodness.

Also, in the attached video it is shown that even animals show their gratitude to those whom saved their lives.  While saying this – to our surprise – we still see – many often – even around us – that many people do not practice this inherent gift and return goodness with evil.

Allah swt about these people – in verse 7: 179 of Koran – says that: And certainly We have created for hellmany of the jinn and the men; they have hearts with which they do not understand, and they have eyes with which they do not see, and they have ears with which they do not hear; they are as cattle, nay, they are in worse errors; these are the heedless ones.

Fri, Nov 7, 2014 at 7:52 AM

In the above occasion a friend send me an email under the heading: “Hal Jazaul Ehsan Ellal Ehsan?” in which it was said:

On the surface and due to the propaganda and dictation the lovely family of a father could receive through media, it might decide to purchase gifts for the father of the family and / or invite him to have dinner together on father’s day. While in most cases that is all what fathers are treated, loved and respected they deserve to have.  

Let’s listen to the sayings of one of the many fathers whom were exposed to this situation and how he faced with the horrible destructive force that (Satan and his followers) imposed on him through dictation to his beloved family and how he did overcome all that:

It is a horrible experience causing destruction and as a result developing depression.

This could be compared with Sharia Law point of views about the love and respect towards their fathers.

While a Muslim father who always tries to practice the act of giving and therefore tries not to ask for anything from anyone but Him.


In other words, whatever we ask from Him and our real and biological parents they give it to us with no hesitation and therefore, we will be satisfied and consequently there is nothing wrong with it. Depression takes place when we ask for something from people – something that might even be our own right to have and people deprive us from having it. This causes depression which is a bad sickness.


For example you expect your children return the love that you delivered to them within years and when they don’t return it with even a respect that is your right upon them you then get depressed.


Other example would be:

  1. Your own son rather than respecting “Sharia Laws” and give your rights to you, to your surprise – very bravely – denies such a right while calling you insane; to the effect that even if you show him medical expert reports to prove you are not insane, the media dictation that he would have received through Satan is so strong that these reports would have no weight before him.  
  1. Your other beloved son calls you a Narcissistic Parent, saying (among many other things):

When a Narcissistic Parent is kind, the child learns that this kindness comes with an agenda, with strings attached. Generally, the strings include guilt or a feeling of being beholden to their Narcissistic Parent, “If I do this for you, you OWE me,” is a common behavior of Narcissistic Parents. The child is exposed to conditional – or love that requires criteria – love.

{See more at: http://bandbacktogether.com/adult-children-of-Narcissistic-parents-resources/}

This Article – about a Narcissistic Parent – and the ones similar to this imposes media dictation to the child that there is no need to respect such a father as there are no religious responsibilities towards fathers who have been treated as crazy people.

  
Then, to your surprise you see:

  1. Satan imposes on your children to forget all the good deeds they received from you, and
  1. Through the media dictation they have already received from Satan (over a period of time) they would consider you as the cause of all their shortfalls and not only they do not exercise their divine duties towards you, but also they do not respect you (as an elderly / as a father / and as a husband).


Now if you practice the act of “forgive and forget” you would find out this plan of Satan also fails and then not only you do not suffer from the consequences of not receiving the respect that you deserve (which causes depression) but also you have peace of mind to move freely forward to serve your beloved Imam (as).


Furthermore, according to the following verse of Koran:

{see Chapter (64) sūrat l-taghābun (Mutual Loss & Gain)}

Shakir: O you who believe! surely from among your … children there is an enemy to you; therefore beware of them; and if you pardon and forbear and forgive, then surely Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

It is not surprising if we experience disrespect from our beloved family. 

But if we remain patient and practice the Act of Forgiving and Forgetting then by the tranquility that Allah swt would grant us, this plan of Satan (making the fathers of families depressed and consequently unable to serve Imam Mahdi (as)) would fail. 

Also, when we walk in the right path – Serate Mostaghim – which is nothing but serving Masoomin (as), we would continuously enjoy the tranquility. This could be compared with Sharia Law point of views about the love and respect towards their fathers that is affiliated with the serving of our beloved Imam.  

Finally it is important that fathers do always consider the strength of DOAAs – specially the one that says:

And always make the above-mentioned Doaa for the wellbeing of their beloved ones; as this Doaa is the strongest means to release them from the chains of Satan.

By: M. Falamaki (Dr.)

How to achieve: the best of both worlds / Sweetness of Praying / Concentration

Synopsis & Appreciation: 

While praying we ask Him for his guidance, His protection and the best of both words; that is, we are keeping our begging cup upward.

And if we do this sincerely, then there is always this possibilities that He also fills our cups with the sweetness of praying.  And this mercy is so valuable that the one that has tasted the sweetness of praying would be willing to devote all its has – its life and its wealth – to taste it again. That is, it might stay almost all night awake – doing night praying – with the hope of tasting the sweetness of praying again.  Allah swt says in Koran: “you ask Me and I give it to you”; therefore, there is no reason that He does not grant the sweetness of praying to those whom stay awake at night time to taste this sweet blessing. 

Concentration in praying is a sign of our Ethic and Respect; therefore, although we should have concentration to get the best out of our praying, guidance is not something that we can achieve just by praying; guidance is something that He grants to whoever He wishes while considering all aspects of our lives.  And there is no way to get guided without practicing praying. 

If you find the materials listed in this article interesting then please recite Doaa Farraj (links are listed below) as an appreciation for sharing info: 

   (Dua Faraj)دعاى فرج      

اللهم کن لولیک الحجت ابن الحسن 

The best of both worlds

Although He has created our bodies as well as everything associates with them – things such as nails, skin, hairs etc in best possible form and shape; we see that to use all these mercies in their best possible forms, we have to follow His instructions on how to treat them; that is, He has also put certain responsibilities on our shoulders that by fulfilling those responsibilities – such as keeping our skin clean at all times – we would then get the best out of those mercies. 

That is, although He has created the nails and causes their continuing grew – to have always new and healthy nails – He has put the responsibility of keeping our nails short on our shoulders. 

In other words, same as the case that for having a healthy body we must do a number of things such as cutting our nails; washing our bodies and removing extra body hairs; to have a healthy lifestyle both in our private lives and in dealing with others we need to follow – all aspects of – Shariah Law (jurisprudence); and He has provided these laws in detail through His messengers. 

In a similar scenario, although He has granted us intellect and all things associated with that – such as short and long term memories, our brains and all our senses as well as the nerve system that act as transmitters that collect and send all pulses it receives to our brains for processing and making them ready for the intellect to make a decision and then this decision through a reverse process transmits to appropriate organs for action – we see that even we do our best to use our intellect in the best possible form; it is still not enough to have a successful life in both worlds. 

And the reasoning is this that the Almighty Allah swt has created us in such a form and shape that the same as the case of our nails that our contribution is a must to have healthy nails; our contribution is also vital to have the best lives in both worlds. 

And this contribution is summarised in Sureh Hamd. 

That is, we must not detach ourselves from the Almighty Allah swt even for a single second; as this detachment opens the gates that the evils of everything around us get into us and destroy our lives in both worlds. 

This means that in addition to using our intellect and everything associated with that while following the Shariah Law and at the same time trying to control our emotions; we see that without seeking refuge to Him from evils of everything and without asking from Him for the best of everything in both worlds; there is no other way to achieve this great success.

And in the process of approaching Allah swt to have mercy on us we should do our best to practice our praying with full concentration.

How to improve our concentration during praying?

  • We should always remember that this could be our last praying.
  • At all time remembering that we are standing before His Excellency – The Almighty Allah swt – and therefore, make sure that this precious time that we put for praying is 100% devoted for this task and nothing else. 
  • That we are asking from Him all the best things – the most important one: His Guidance to the right path, His protection, His blessings in both words,  …
  • While praying we should focus on the correct spelling of all words that we recite and this will bring the concentration. 
  • That is, we should make sure that we can see the correct picture of each word that we recite – in our mind – while praying; that is, we should not have a vague picture of the said words; and if we lean that the pictures of the words that we recite are blurry then we must read the words again and again until such a time that we get a clear picture of all words we recite.
  • Another way to solve this issue is to write down the words that we use during praying for few times – as an exercise – to remember them all.

Conclusion:

During praying we ask for his guidance, His protection and the best of both words; and while doing this we are keeping our begging cup upward.

And if we do this sincerely, then there is always this possibilities that He also fills our cups with the sweetness of praying. 

Allah swt says in Koran: “you ask Me and I give it to you”; therefore, there is no reason that He does not grant the sweetness of praying to those whom stay awake at night time to taste this sweet blessing. 

Concentration in praying is a type of Ethic and Respect; therefore, to get the best out of our praying; first we should have a clear picture of the words that we recite – during praying – in our minds – and as a result of this we achieve concentration..

In other words, Correct Pronunciation is the key to concentration; and having a blurry picture of the words that we recite – in our mind – while praying is a serious obstacle to correct pronunciation and consequently concentration. 

In short, concentration is not the goal of our praying. The Goal is to show our submission to Him with the hope that He Guide us to the right path and if He is satisfied of our performance also provides us with the sweetness of praying.

By: M. Falamaki (Dr.)

How to return the rights of the working class people back to them?

Synopsis & Appreciation:

In this article it is demonstrated that the only possible way that the working class people could achieve the fruits of:

  • The works that they execute
  • The wealth that they create
  • The valuable metals and stones that they extract from digging the earth
  • The fruit and vegetables, the meat, the milk, the fish that they produce in their farms
  • The tools, mashinaries etc that they create in their factories
  • The software that they produce
  • The books that they write
  • The services – such as transport, medical, childcare … that they give

is this that they all follow the lifestyle of Imam Ali (as); that is, rather than trying to deposit the fruits of their works in Banks, or invest as shares or invest them in the housing or other industries, they try to spend it – without any worries about the future.

The fruits achieved by the way of adaptation of the said lifestyle would then be numerous; among them:

  • Further circulation of money in the community
  • Creation of more works
  • Elimination of organizations such as banks – that sock the blood of people
  • Elimination of lots of unnecessary services that were created just to secure the fruits of your works
  • Elimination of lots of insurance companies … 

It is also inevitable that – during occultation of Imam Mahdi (as) – people pay their Taxes to Governments to have secure boarders. 

If you find the contents of this article interesting then please recite Doaa Farraj (links are listed below) as an appreciation for sharing info: 

   (Dua Faraj)دعاى فرج      

اللهم کن لولیک الحجت ابن الحسن 

How to return the rights of the working class back to them?

In the lines below it is demonstrated that the only way to get out of the chains of this modern slavery – which is socking the fruits of the lives of people – caused by the existing economical systems – which is controlling the whole globe – is this that we all follow the lifestyle of Imam Ali (as) in relation to working. That is, once we produce a value – rather than changing that value with some numbers in our bank accounts – we change that value with some other values / works created by others. Also, we should all try not to accumulate those values – as an insurance for an unseen future.  

In other words, all we should do is to decide to spend values created by us; as the immediate result of it would be the circulation of money and consequently creating more jobs. And also – when spending – we allocate a good portion of that money to help the needy.

What is value?

In old days, by digging a well to get to water we were creating a value.

Or by building a small accommodation – even one single room – we were creating a value.

Finding valuable and rare metals / stones such as Gold / Silver and Diamond was another way to creating a value.

Working in farms (producing meat, milk, trained horses, camels, donkeys, all sorts of fruits and vegetables) was also another way of creating values.

Here are seven different types of farms:

  1.       Subsistence farm: This is a type of farm that produces only enough food to feed the family with little or no surplus for sale, says Africa Development Promise. This type of farm is not meant to provide income, but would ideally produce all needed food, year-round. This is becoming increasingly popular among Americans who wish to live “off the grid.”
  2.       Commercial farm: This is the opposite of a subsistence farm, says Grade Stack, and is meant to provide income, often the sole form of income, for the farm family. It can consist of growing crops, raising animals for meat, eggs and dairy, raising fish, or a combination of these.
  3.       Crop farm: These farms grow fruits, vegetables, or grain. Most large-scale industrial farms are monoculture farms, meaning they grow only one type of crop at a time. The Union of Concerned Scientistssays this type of farm relies heavily on chemical inputs. Smaller farms tend to be more diversified.
  4.      Fish farm: Also called aquaculture, fish farming is booming. It involves raising enormous quantities of fish in large tanks. According to Grist, although farmed fishhas a less-than-favourable reputation, well-managed fish farms are sustainable, clean, and can produce high-quality protein.
  5.      Dairy farm: This type of farm focuses on raising animals for milk. The milk can then be used to make other dairy products like yogurt and cheese. Most large dairy farms raise dairy cows, but some artisanal dairy farms may raise sheep or goats.
  6.       Poultry farm: Most poultry farms raise chickens and turkeys for meat consumption, but some raise chicken for eggs. About 18 percent of all poultry meat in the U.S. is exported, says the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Large-scale farms are the norm, but consumer demand for locally-produced, pastured, and humanely raised poultry is growing.
  7.       Meat farms: These farms exist solely to raise animals for slaughter and consumption. They can be divided into other categories like pig farms and cattle farms.

Also, in old days, people were exchanging these values with each other and had a normal life.

Later on valuable metals such as gold and silver became a unit for the measurement of the values of an excavated well, a completed house, a trained horse, a camel, a donkey, etc. 

The danger started to show up itself when people started to accumulate gold and silver. 

This accumulation of gold and silver not only generated power but also required security forces to look after those accumulated wealth.

People with these accumulated wealth then employed soldiers to get access to more wealth by the way of attacking and seizing the assets of other tribes / villages etc.

Then other people had to pay part of the values they created to certain kings to protect their homes and their wealth from tyrants. 

It is important to note that the human nature is in such a way that if it has one valley of gold he wants to have a second one; and history of mankind is a witness that almost all tyrants – all with the accumulated power – created by masses of gold – were employing soldier to invade more lands to increase their wealth. That is, to get access to more values they were attacking other tribes; capturing their people as slaves and seizing their properties. 

In other words, they did not mind to even capturing the people of other tribes and making them their slaves – as free means to create work. 

Even now, we have all these concentrated powers that are forming various types of governments – the head of them appearing as kings, queens, presidents, prime ministers … – that apparently are there to protect the boundaries of their kingdom, republic etc and consequently protect the rights of their people. 

And we observe that within each kingdom apart from the Government – with the concentration of wealth that it obtains through Tax – and are all equipped with the armed forces – that are there to secure the country from tyrants – there are other big organizations such as BANKS that do not even secure the properties of people within a country.

What is the best course of action to walk away from this modern slavery?

Now, if we put one step back and all of us – rather than accumulation of the values produced by us by the way of depositing in Banks / Investing in various industries; decide to have a lifestyle similar to that of Imam Ali (as); that is, just to produce enough to satisfy our day to day needs and give the extra to the needy – those people around us that are not able to work – we see that there would be no concentration of wealth and consequently no concentrated of power.  

It is important to note that – during the occultation of Imam Mahdi (as) – because of the so many kings / queens / presidents / prime ministers / … that are existing round the globe, we have no choice but to pay Tax to our government to secure our boarders with Armed forces. 

But in the mean time, while a portion of our works is devoted to the security of our country, why not we all liquidate all those assets that we are currently paying interest or mortgage for as well as take all our money out of the BANKS and then use it through the MOZAREBEH structure to generate more work and Halal Sustenance.

Is this proposed scenario not similar to what Muses pbuh did at the time of release of Bani-Israel from the land of the Freon? That is, by taking all that manpower – with all wealth belonged to them – out of the land belonged to Freon, Muses pbuh produced this potential for the Bani-Israel that once they settle in the promised land they themselves could enjoy the fruits of their own works. 

Furthermore, the following replies received from the Grand Ayatollah Sistani implicitly suggests that it is better not to borrow money from BANKS and pay interest to them (please see the answers to Questions 1 & 6 listed in appendix I below); as it appears that a sustenance that – in it –  has elements of interest could not be considered as Halal sustenance anymore.  This was the Fatwa of Ayatollah Sistani regarding interest.

Work and moral values:

Each person – by spending less time for work – has then more free time to pray and enjoy life – without being in need of spending a portion of its income to BANKS as interest.

Also, currently the fruits of people’s works is not recorded as objects or not even as Paper or Plastic NOTES

and all they receive at the end of the week is some numbers in their bank account to use. 

While every now and then these numbers could be wiped out if a financial crisis takes place.  And furthermore – in some countries – the buying power of these numbers decrease month by month. 

The most important point to pay attention to is this that in all circumstances – all the moral values – values created by our praying – not only gives benefit to everyone, but also they could not be accumulated and consequently would not be a potential for getting stolen. 

Concluding remarks:

The only possible way that the working class people could achieve the fruits of their works is this that they all follow the lifestyle of Imam Ali (as); that is, rather than trying to deposit the fruits of their works in Banks, or invest as shares or invest them in the housing or other industries, they try to spend it – without any worries about the future.

The fruits achieved by the way of adaptation of the said lifestyle would then be numerous.

It is also inevitable that – during occultation of Imam Mahdi (as) – people pay their Taxes to Governments to have secure boarders. 

Therefore, the best course of action is this that we spend our income – immediately after earning – and do not use it for mortgages / term deposit or invest it in housing and / or other industries. This would then change our society to a healthy one, and shortly after we make this decision – that we do not deposit the fruits of our works in BANKS etc – we will observe that BANKS and many businesses associated with BANKS would collapse.  

By: M. Falamaki (Dr.)