Pearl of Wisdom

'I hate it for you to think that I like commendation and listening to praises when, praise be to Allah, I am not so. If I did like for such things to be said, I would abandon it as degradation of myself before Allah Almighty in accepting something that he is more worthy of in Grandeur and Glory. People might be pleased with praises after hardships, but do not praise me good praises for what I have done for Allah Almighty, and done for you in what is left of the rights I have not yet fulfilled, and the obligations I must duly accomplish. So do not speak to me the way you speak to tyrants, and do not evade me as the people of passion are [to be] evaded, and do not meet me with flattery.'

Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib [as]
Nahj al-Baldghd, Sermon 216

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Question : #363 Category: Sexual Ethics & Morals
Subject: type of semen, please explain
Question: Whenever I am thinking about a beautiful woman, there comes out a liquid that is very similar to semen? Is it semen?
How can I understand that it is semen or a clean discharge?
Answer: The said liquid is clean. However, when one cannot ascertain whether the fluid emitted from one's body is semen, urine or something else, it will be treated as semen if it is thrown out with lust and if the body is slackened. If all or some of these signs are not present the fluid will not be treated as semen. In the case of illness, the fluid may not come out with sudden swiftness and the body may not slacken; but if the emission takes place with lust, it will be treated as semen.

If a fluid emitted by a healthy person possesses one of the aforesaid three signs and he does not know whether or not it also possessed other signs, and if before the emission he was with wudhu he will content himself with that wudhu. And if he was not with wudhu, it would be sufficient for him to perform wudhu only, and Ghusl would not be necessary.
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Fallon gave an interview to Channel 7 today. It's aznmiag that he just doesn't know when to shut up. His timing is so taseteless and self serving. EMU's upper administartion obviously has a problem with secrecy and lying and concealing the truth in all kinds of ways.And every single upper level administrator who last December engaged in such dishonest behavior is someone thatJohn A. Fallon III had appointed or had retained. In other words, Fallon was the chief enabler of this so called culture of dishonesty and he failed in his duty to remedy these problems.And he dishonestly alleges that the enetire University is afflicted with this habit of dishonesty. No, that's not a validdiscription of the students, the staff, the faculty or most administrators: It's a valid description of the small circleof administrators who surround the President. The Welch Hall gang is not the real EMU, and I resent Mr Fallon for beingso bold and negative to allege that this dishonesty is an institutional, campus wide problem, when really any newpresident with brains and bravery could fix it in a week. Fallon did not fix it, he tolerated it and increased it.

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