Nabd

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  1. The quran is misunderstood today by both muslims and most western studies on islam. The word for the virgins used in quran (hur ayn, حور عين) is basically a syriac word for white Raisin, it symbolizes eternal life in the the heavens. The quran is literally filled with words not understood by even native arab speakers (even though such a term is misleading), if you actually read the tafsir of the quran (interpretation), you will find that even back in the day no one was sure of any interpretation, well of course they wont know what many words mean because the quran was written using a mix of aramaic-syriac. Islam can only be understood if one treats it by understanding its connection to the judeo-Christian region it flourished in, islam is probably a Christian sect.
  2. My covid lasted for 2-3 weeks and i lost my smell and taste senses, they eventually came back but it was weird. However i suffered and still suffer to a lesser extent from long covid, i would sleep for 9 hours and wake up extremely tired and fatigued even tho i didn't do anything last day, extreme sleepiness and brain fog were big problems, i couldn't remember important things and i couldn't even remember what i was saying. Been 6 weeks now but i got better so just give yourself some time and don't push yourself, sleep enough and get your vitamins and avoid any stress.
  3. They probably got it mixed early in islam. Im mentioning all of this because i see people heavily invested in debate and research and all of this bullsbit about islam but there is only one thing to debate and research and it is the syriac influence on the quran and how to reunderstand islam.
  4. Knowing anything about real islam is a huge task that has not been achieved fully yet. The Quran was written using Syriac which hugely influenced arabic, no muslim today understand the quran, i mean it literally, im Syrian so i know classical arabic as a 2nd language, i say second because no one speak classical Arabic as a native language, we speak syrian egyptian moroccoan etc If i try to read the quran, it would make very little sense, yes I can understand some sentences but i do not know what the hell is going on, it moves from subject to subject, vague words, grammatical errors by the thousands, its just confusing to read quran and you would get a better understanding if you read it translated into English. we have no quran when mohammad died ~632ad, it was collected after his death by many years and we know that much of it got lost at least thats what islamic sources claim, not to mention the change to it 250 years after his death where they tried to write it using arabic script instead of using Syriac, here all the misunderstanding happened. To understand the quran, you need need to understand Syriac, read the old quran written without annotations, and try to read it word by word, you will find it very similar to Judaism and Christianity, which make sense if we also keep in mind that islam events might have happened in Southern syria instead of saudi arabia. If anyone is seriously interested in this kind of research, check out Christoph luxenberg. So which islam are we talking about, todays middle east islam? I think no one who is well educated in islam would describe islam as peaceful, quran is filled with calls for jihad and killing unbelievers, hadith is the same. The problem is that mohammad as we know him, he fought wars and urged his people to do so, jesus was not a warlord, the two are not comparable, you can use the Quran to justify isis like actions but you can't use the bible to justify the crusades for example, violence is inherent to islam. Mohammad as we understand him today was brutal even by his time standards. Fun fact : mohammad is a syriac word for jesus, its basically another name for Jesus and they are written almost exactly the same in syriac and todays arabic.
  5. @supremeyingyang I completely agree with what you said, we just need the basics to get started and in a way this is actually good because many other countries around the world had been through this path before so we can learn from them. @integration journey 7abibi! i agree on the regime change as it is just way too corrupt and blood stained however i think we need to talk to every single power involved in this war, literally everyone including Russia Iran Saudi arabia Turkey USA so they understand that there ARE other alternatives that are willing to discuss and guarantee their profits or whatever, in this regard we are just screwed and the sooner we accept this the sooner we can get to rebuild. I do plan on leaving to Europe eventually when i get the chance but i just don't like the idea that we should just forget about trying to change our situation. I would argue that Latakia and Suwayda are the better places to find young people who thinks for themselves, are you from Damascus?
  6. @PurpleTree afaik no, at least not any of the people i know, people here mostly smoke hashish tho, and a low quality one i assure you.
  7. Hello everyone First of all let me introduce myself, I'm 23 years old Syrian guy currently in Syria. Ive been following leo for a couple of years now and I've watched hundreds of hours of his videos, ive been recently very interested in spiral dynamics and ive watched the videos leo made and ill be reading a book called "spiral dynamics : mastering values, leadership and change" My main reason of interest is how can we use this model to help the middle east? Especially my country Syria. Im not an expert but i believe most of the population is red/blue with some orange. I also have a view that alawites are probably more blue/orange than sunnis, as i have many friends of different sects and if i had to guess i would put them at a higher level than the average sunni. (im from a very secular sunni family, i identify as agnostic myself, just to clarify that im in no way sectarian!) People here mostly care about survival stuff, food shelter electricity water for bathing heating money, most people dont have the luxury of watching youtube videos about this kind of stuff. And those who do have more time and money, they are engaged in the bourgeois lifestyle which is rampant here (latakia), going to fancy restaurants, buying expensive clothes, taking photos for insta, cars, beaches, vacations, chasing girls, dick measuring contests etc. The population is harshly divided between low and high income class, the middle income class (considerably large prior to 2011) is long gone. I think the average salary here is $17 which is nothing due to inflation, you need at least $100 to live somewhat comfortably. Someone might ask then how do people live? Mostly due to having relatives send them money from Europe or arab gulf countries, or working 2/3 jobs. We are in a currently VERY unstable situation, the war might have cooled down but there is a real possibility of "poor and hungry peoples revolution", its really cold and snowy, people got no food or electricity, in fact people took to the streets in the south and west which is a huge step, for those who don't know, the west has been very stable and could be considered the bones of the current government. Im interested in discussing the possible ways of raising consciousness and love here as i believe it is the only way to reconcile the different political and sectarian schism. How can we use spiral dynamics or any other model really. I believe the first step (at least according to Maslow, probably leo too? ) would be to get the economic and survival part handled, which is an enormous task, what would be the next or other steps to take? I am really interested in hearing what people on this forum think as i believe its a good place to have this kind of discussion.
  8. I don't really like talking about politics too but reading this as a Syrian guy still living in Syria, i can relate alot. Iranian and Syrian governments work almost the same way, maybe our government appear to be more "secular" but its not really the case, thats just a mask they wear for westerners, the explanation you gave about Iran needing a national hero, people forgetting about what really matters, this tend to happen alot in the middle east. though we don't usually deal with the US, we have our "rival" in Israel. Stay safe.