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ITT we pretend to argue about an ideology and philosopher/s that don't exist.

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JUST FOR THE RECORD EDITION:
COLLAB GOOGLE DOCUMENT:
ITT we discover Cranaesthetics, by Cervellissimo:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1brOwriCSQ-TdQMc-vNxxd42_Lv_i5MKg8_SQGop1dqA/edit?usp=sharing
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THIS NOW A ROMAN THREAD

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ALL HOMOSEXUALS, NEGROIDS, AND JEWS MUST VACATE THE AREA. THE CONSUL HAS REQUESTED SUGGESTIONS FOR VIRTUOUS, MASCULINE LITERATURE TO ADD TO HIS GROWING COLLECTION. ALL TRUE ROMANS MUST DO THEIR DUTY.

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>it was fun. we licked it

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so, is that it for America?
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Why aren't literary masterpieces written anymore?
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>turn the page
>next chapter is called Taking an Uzi to the Gym
jesus christ
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Has anyone read this book yet? It’s written by that black guy who does heroin who was on joe Rogan a few days ago
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Appreciating the Qur'an: the Shia

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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم و الحمدلله و الصلاة و السلام على رسول الله

To my brothers,
السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته

This is a continuation of the series on the Qur'an, last thread here
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In order to avoid repeating myself too much, I refer you to my thread on theology (available in the archive linked in the last OP) where I cover basic points of Shia theology and the original Shia grievances against Sunnis as well as Ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhab's war on the Shia. I will write this thread without rehashing much of it in sha' Allah and focus on what I haven't covered.

>There is an enigmatic saying attributed to ʿAlī whose meaning can only be understood by having recourse to this science of the symbolic form of the letters of the Arabic alphabet when written in Arabic script. ʿAlī is reported to have said: “The whole of the Quran is contained in al-Fātiḥah (“The Opening”). The whole of al-Fātiḥah is contained in Bi’smi’Llāh al-Raḥmān al-Raḥīm (“In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful”) [this formula in Arabic begins with the letter bāʾ]. The whole of the Bi’smi’Llāh is contained in the letter bāʾ. The whole of the letter bāʾ is contained in the dot (nuqṭah) underneath the bāʾ. And I am that dot.” ʿAlī was alluding here to his inner state of “supreme identity” or “supreme union,” to the full realization of unity (al-tawḥīd).

-The Study Quran

The dot is the one here ب

This famous Shia Hadith cited by Nasr, regardless of its authenticity (noktas, dots, didn't exist in the original Quranic manuscripts, they were a later creation by copyists), it's an important articulation of Shia theology as distinct from Sunni theology, and The Study Quran itself is a good resource for this. Shia approach the Qur'an as having an extremely esoteric element, and element taught in a line by Ali and carried on through the Shia imams and taught to spiritual leaders. This meaning can highly symbolic or allegorical, hidden even from almost all the followers of Muhammad ﷺ. The reason being is Shia regard almost all of the companions of Muhammad ﷺ as false Muslims, including A'isha, 'Umar, Abu Bakr', رضي الله عنهم, and the overwhelming majority. This means that most Sunni Hadiths, being reported by (in Shia eyes) fake Muslims, are considered unreliable by Shia, who rely on a different canon of Hadiths which Sunnis themselves consider unreliable. Further complicating the matter is when it comes to the few companions Sunnis and Shia both hold in high regard, there is a very different interpretation of what's mutually agreed upon. For example when Ali, رضي الله عنه, publicly praised Umar and Abu Bakr, Sunnis take it at face value, whereas according to many Shia sources this was taqiyyah on his part, and secretly he said they are cursed, whereas Sunnis reject these secret narrations; to Shia this is similar to the Qur'an having an exoteric
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