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12:00 AM
:p
you been to israel?
 
@DhoweedYaAgov no
@DhoweedYaAgov but I lived near it for almost all my life
 
yea thats why i asked
have you been to prophet zachariohs grave?
or prophet aliyohu
 
@DhoweedYaAgov I am not familiar with that
@DhoweedYaAgov nor that
 
they are buried in syria
 
As far as I know, we only know where the Prophet Muhammad was buried
@DhoweedYaAgov interesting
 
12:11 AM
so many prophets buried in muslim countries and its very dangerous to go
so many prophets buried in israel and even in israel its dangerous to go
 
interesting
 
jews have a very hard time going to the graves of the patriarchs
muslims took it over and dont want jews coming
IN ISRAEL
we can go to rivka imeinu's grave though
 
@DhoweedYaAgov you talking about Masjidul Aqsa? in Jerusalem
 
@DhoweedYaAgov nice to hear
 
12:13 AM
The Cave of the Patriarchs or the Cave of Machpelah (Hebrew: מערת המכפלה, , trans. "cave of the double tombs"), is known by Muslims as the Sanctuary of Abraham or Ibrahimi Mosque (, '). Situated beneath a large rectangular Herodian era structure, the series of subterranean chambers is located in the heart of Hebron(Al-Khalil)'s old city in the Hebron Hills. According to tradition that has been associated with both the Book of Genesis and the Quran, the cave and adjoining field were purchased by Abraham, and Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Sarah, Rebecca, and Leah, considered the Patriarchs and M...
 
@DhoweedYaAgov interesting
 
12:26 AM
knisu aliyohu hanabi
this month was damaged in syria
@AlUmmatمجاهد do you know about the pashtun?
 
1:04 AM
I apologize for keeping you waiting, I should have notified, I was attending to some business
@DhoweedYaAgov Masha'Allah/What God wills happens and what he doesn't will doesn't happen.
@DhoweedYaAgov no I am not familiar with that, is it the second oldest place of worship for the Jews?
 
im pretty sure this cave is older than the templ where the dome of the rock is
 
@DhoweedYaAgov pashtun is a cave?
 
no
pashtun people
 
@DhoweedYaAgov oh, in Syria? or somewhere else?
 
afghanistan
 
1:10 AM
@DhoweedYaAgov ah ok
interesting
 
anyway i gotta go to work ill be back in a few hours
 
1:23 AM
@DhoweedYaAgov ok, may you have a fruitful work day/night, Salam
 
 
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3:44 AM
back
sholom
 
@DhoweedYaAgov salam
welcome back
 
 
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3:28 PM
what a question!
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Q: Breaking Wudu during Jumuah

Umar binWhat should I do if I break wudhu (e.g. by farting) during Jumuah? I have a farting problem, I can hold it for some time but if the Quran recitation is long then theres a huge chance that someday I'll fart during some congregation prayer. I don't think the 'only one wudu per prayer' applies to me...

In the past, I had started seeing low quality posts, but now I am seeing the kind of questions that are asked to "scholars, i.e "Should I make salat?" what color should my floor be?" "If I break wudu' do I have to make it?"etc.
which are quite ridiculous (in my opinion)
and I am seeing these types of questions appearing here
 
 
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8:00 PM
sholom
 
8:11 PM
@DhoweedYaAgov salam :)
 
 
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9:37 PM
@user2063 Welcome to Islam.SE's main public chatroom
 
10:24 PM
too many people answering questions in comments; i totally need to get a meta post about that.
 
@goldPseudo I look forward to it, that is if a certain someone doesn't beat you too it :)
 
it's far more complex than just the comments thing.
 
@goldPseudo I see
 
i've been having trouble getting my thoughts in order this last week or so.
 
@goldPseudo have you tried drinking tea? and I am not joking
and when I mean tea, I mean herbal tea
 
10:27 PM
i've started taking some herbal supplements which seem to have done the trick.
head's clearer today than it's been for a while, maasha allah.
 
@goldPseudo ah, Alhamdulillah :)
 
the problem isn't the comment-answers per se; they're just a symptom.
the problem, as i see it, is the general "all answers must be referenced" attitude.
 
@goldPseudo bad attitude towards it?
 
i've seen a number of answers being written in comments just because they lack the references.
answers which aren't necessarily bad.
just unreferenced.
 
10:30 PM
comment-answers fall outside of the general voting mechanic; they can't be downvoted, don't get sorted, and the poster doesn't get rep. not good.
but if they post it as an answer, they're liable to get downvotes just because it's unreferenced. no matter how good it is.
and i don't think that's really what we want in a site.
 
@goldPseudo no we don't (as far as I understand)
 
not yet; that's what i meant about it being a complex issue.
 
@goldPseudo now I understand
 
it's not like we want just anyone to post unreferenced answers.
but "is referenced" isn't as good an indicator of quality as many people seem to think.
and i'm willing to say that quoting references can make an answer less useful, if only because it's longer and harder to read.
our visits are going up every day, but we still have very few people earning reputation.
 
@goldPseudo we can make it clearer that we only want relevant parts being quoted
 
10:38 PM
there's a very strong divide between "people who ask questions" and "people who are willing to answer"
we, as a community, have a lot of knowledge to share between us; but if it's not being posted as answers, it's going to waste.
there's not a lot of people who just happen to know chapter and verse of everything, but they still know enough to answer questions.
 
@goldPseudo perhaps we can have people in chat, for those people who want to know verse and so on, they just have to ask and if one knows they give it
 
and a lot of times, i suspect the questioner doesn't really care about the references; they just want an answer.
so waiting for a referenced answer just means those questions don't get answered quickly. so the questioner goes somewhere else.
some questions explicitly ask for references; those ones obviously would need a referenced answer, so waiting is important.
 
@goldPseudo this goes back to us needing more scholars/knowledgeable people who are willing to devote time to answer questions
 
obviously, the more knowledgeable people who are willing to spend more time are can always do so, and will presumably be heavily upvoted as a result.
but we can't really divide "people who ask questions" and "people who have answers" so harshly; otherwise we'll have a community of people who ask questions and nobody to answer them.
and i feel that the scholars and knowledgeable people are unlikely to be attracted to a site where they have to do all the work.
 
@goldPseudo we can try to encourage people to research for answers, and then answer their own questions, although this is acceptable, it would seem many have a problem with this (on this site)
@goldPseudo I can't blame them
 
10:48 PM
it would be a different case if we wanted to explicitly build a community of and for scholars and knowledgeable people only; a place where they could ask questions of each other, without being bombarded with low-quality questions which would just annoy them.
but i don't see this site turning into that; we want to be able to handle the beginner-level questions as well as the expert-level stuff.
the issue is, beginner-level questions can (theoretically) be answered by intermediate-level answers. we don't always need expert-level answers to beginner-level questions unless the questioner is explicitly seeking one.
as an example: my question on what the Hanafi position on Riba is. i don't really care about what page of which book of Hanafi Fiqh the policy is spelt out on, I just want to know if my understanding is correct. Presumably, anybody who has studied Hanafi fiqh could answer that, but if i'm stuck waiting on someone to actually have the reference handy, that just means I don't have an answer yet.
 
@goldPseudo yeah, Ali Radyullahu Anhu said " خاطب الناس على قدر عقولهم" Speak to people according to their "level", this also goes back to the Ayah about Allah sending messengers in the tongue of the people he is being sent to,
 

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