by Jonathan Azaziah
Ashoura, the day when resistance triumphed over tyranny, Tawhid and Haqq prevailed over Shirk and Kufr, purity defeated filth and good overcame evil, is here. You will not find any indulgence of ritualism in this space. We don’t merely see Islam as a religion of Divine Revelation but a religion of revolution and justice that has pitted rebels against devils from the moment that ALLAH (SWT) created Muhammad al-Moustafa (S.A.W.W.) and Ali al-Karrar (A.S.) from the same light aeons on top of aeons ago. And none personified this conceptualization more than Imam Hussein (A.S.); NONE. On this 1,338th commemoration of the tragedy that befell Sayyed al-Shouhada (A.S.) and his Caravan on the sands of Karbala, we will be delving into a matter rarely discussed in Islamic circles, both Shi’a and Sunni: Who were Yazid’s (L.A.) foreign backers?
The question was raised by the world’s foremost English-speaking Islamic thinker and one of the most brilliant minds in the whole of the Ummah, Sheikh Muhammad al-Asi, in his 9-14-18 Jummah khutbah, “Deconstructing The Ignorance Surrounding Karbala”. The Sheikh also answered the inquiry: The Zionists of yesteryear, who wanted revenge on the family of Muhammad al-Habib (S.A.W.W.) for their crushing defeats in the Battle of the Trench and Khaybar, as well as the Byzantines, who wanted revenge on the forces of Islam for overthrowing their illegitimate, colonialist rule in Bilad al-Sham. We salute al-Asi for putting forth this one-of-a-kind analysis and will now delve into it further, demonstrating that while the Byzantines were more than elated to see Imam Hussein (A.S.) slaughtered, they nevertheless played second fiddle to the Jews, who backed Yazid’s (L.A.) terrorist army and their brutal actions every step of the way.
In an authentic tradition from Bihar al-Anwar, Volume 43, Page 3, the Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.W.) said, “I am fearful regarding the cruelty of the Jews towards my Hassan (A.S.) and my Hussein (A.S.)” There is no interpretation or elaboration necessary, it is a crystal-clear warning that Ahmad (S.A.W.W.) was sending not only to his progeny themselves but all Muslims to beware of Jewish schemes against the 2nd and 3rd Imams (A.S.) And knowing two of the central elements of Jewish warfare from past to present include usage of proxies and employment of exterminationist tactics, what we see on the 10th of Muharram, written in the blood of the Karbala 72 and the severed head of Imam Hussein (A.S.), is a Jewish signature.
But it is not Yazid (L.A.) alone in which we find the Judaic nexus, as the oppressor of Ahlul Bayt (A.S.) was nothing but a drunkard, a deviant, a pervert and really, a fool, who couldn’t govern anything even if his own arrogant, selfish, pathetic life depended on it–much like his offspring in the modern era, the House of Saud, which has an army of White imperialists from the US, UK, Canadian and Australian ZOGs running everything from their oil production factories to their defense facilities. Instead, we find the roots in his murderous father, Mouawiyah (L.A.), the cowardly poisoner of Imam Hassan (A.S.) and bricklayer of the carnage in Karbala in 61 A.H.
Ibn Abou Sufyan (L.A.) was a beloved friend of the Jews from the moment he usurped the leadership of the Ummah from Imam Ali (A.S.) He was so adored in fact that the Jews of Al-Quds called him a “lover of ‘Israel'” and just to show his devotion to them, he’d openly quote Jewish traditions when speaking of Al-Aqsa as opposed to the many infinitely wiser and more beautiful ahadith on the same subject from Rasoulallah (S.A.W.W.) and his Pure Household (A.S.) He’d even use their phraseology, calling it the “Temple Mount”. Due to his demonic father Abou Sufyan’s (L.A.) alliance with the Jewish tribes of Banu Qurayza, Banu Qaynuqa and Banu Nadir, he had grown up around Jews and was well-versed in their customs and beliefs, not to mention admiring of them.
He had routine meetings with their delegations in which they ate harees together and settled droves of Jews from in and around the region in Al-Quds. He gave them prayer privileges at Al-Aqsa, even if it meant sometimes excluding Muslims, and went as far as letting them decorate it with the Hanukkah symbol of anti-Greek genocide, the menorah. In other words, Mouawiyah and the Jews were like family. So when he died, passing on the “caliphate” to Yazid (L.A.), the Umayyad-Yahoudi alliance and relationship continued, with the Jews giving Mouawiyah’s (L.A.) debauched heir the title of “Commander of the Temple Mount” and offering their support for his reign.
It’s a widely accepted fact of history that the Umayyad “caliphs” were close to the Jews and “former” Byzantine colonialists masquerading as “Christian People of the Book”, granting them high positions in successive governments. Most prominent examples being Abdul Malik ibn Marwan having a Jew running the mint and Abdul Rahman III keeping the Jew Ḥisdai ibn Shaprut around as his physician and advisor. Considering this and Mouawiyah’s (L.A.) history, it shouldn’t be the least bit surprising that Yazid (L.A.) had brotherly ties with the Jews. This is solidified in stone by the fact that the first delegation he received following the wanton killing of Imam Hussein (A.S.) and his Caravan was one from the Jews of Al-Quds who had been loyal to his father.
They offered him congratulations and heaping praises upon him for “winning” the battle against the “insurrectionists”. They insulted Hussein (A.S.) and spoke of the excellent qualities of Bani Umayya as they knew Yazid (L.A.) loved such sycophantic pandering. Their leader was Suleiman ibn Dawoud al-Yathribi (L.A.), a high-born “fixer” of sorts from Banu Nadir known for his political cunning and knowledge of finance who had preferred to operate from the shadows–as opposed to the warmongering faces of the tribe, Huyayy ibn Akhtab (L.A.), Abu al-Rafi ibn Abi al-Huqayq (L.A.) and Usayr ibn Zarim (L.A.), all of whom were smashed on the battlefield by Imam Ali al-Asadullah (A.S.) Al-Yathribi saw the folly of his tribesmen and went the alternative route of using a proxy, pouring much of his kin’s wealth into Yazid’s (L.A.) endeavor, including the hiring of mercenaries.
The meeting is akin to a master briefly visiting the quarters of his slaves to commend them for a job well done, presenting the appearance of humbling himself all just to get them to continue serving his every whim. Yazid (L.A.) was no king. He wasn’t a ruler. He was a pawn of the Jews with a smokescreen title like his father and grandfather before him. Just like today the Takfiri terrorists ripping Syria, Libya, Iraq and the rest of the Islamicate to shreds have been birthed and guided by the usurping Zionist entity and its GCC and NATO ZOGs from day one… And just like ‘Israel’ is militarily, financially, logistically and politically backing Saudi Arabia’s genocidal bombing and besiegement of Yemen… Yazid (L.A.) was helped, financed and egged on by the Jews–or as Sheikh al-Asi calls them, the Zionists of that epoch–to execute butchery against the people of Imam Hussein (A.S.) on Ashoura 1,338 years ago.
To conclude, we have to stress that Imam Hussein’s (A.S.) stance on the 10th of Muharram transcended a resistance front against oppression and was actually the latest righteous mission of the Anti-Parasitic legacy exhibited by his father (A.S.) and his grandfather (A.S.) at the aforementioned fights at the Trench and Khaybar, along with ‘Isa al-Masih (A.S.) in his confrontation with the Pharisees. Aba Abdallah’s (A.S.) sacrifice was a defense of the Qur’anic-Islamic imperative that the Yahoud, save a few, are an accursed gang who strive to spread iniquity, falsehood and corruption on Earth. One’s Mouqawamah and Moumana’a can only be measured in a positive light if you are resisting the hegemon of any given period. And in this day and age, the world is living under the jackboot of Organized Jewish Interests. Yes, there are other repressive, regressive forces at work, including the White supremacist Western world and the Wahhabi-Takfiri dictatorships of the Gulf who have a legion of Wahhabi-Takfiri mercenaries around the globe. But they all ultimately serve Zion.
Thus, to be truly Husseini is to stand up to the “chosenites”. In word and deed. In art and blood. That’s what Hizbullah of Lebanon is doing. And Ansarullah of Yemen, fighting through the worst humanitarian crisis in the world to raise the Sarkha for all to see. And the Islamic Republic of Iran, led by Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei. And the Iraqi Islamic Resistance. And the defiant peoples of occupied Palestine, occupied Kashmir and Nigeria’s Zaria. And Pakistan’s Zaynabyoun along with Afghanistan’s Fatemiyoun. The Jews, in their hatred for Islam and the Akhira, have long thought that they can assassinate their way to world domination; extracting monies from usury to fortify their control. But the martyrdom-loving children of Ashoura beg to differ, for we know that just as Sayyed al-Shouhada (A.S.) saved Islam, it is his dauntless path that will save humanity and vanquish malevolence.
Labaykah ya Hussein (A.S.) today. Labaykah ya Hussein (A.S.) tomorrow. Labaykah ya Hussein (A.S.) until the world is liberated from Global Zionism and the banner of Muhammad al-Insan al-Kamil (S.A.W.W.) and his Ahlul Bayt (A.S.) is raised in the north and the south, the east and the west, and not a trace of the Umayyad-Yahoudi treachery remains.