Category Archives: Spiritual

With Al-Quds Day Just 24 Hours Away, Never Forget The Nigerian Shi’a Martyrs Of The 2014 Al-Quds Day Massacre

by Jonathan Azaziah

Imam Khomeini (R.A.) said that Al-Quds Day, while rooted in the struggle for the total liberation of Palestine and restoration of holy Al-Quds to Palestinian/Muslim sovereignty, is NOT an exclusive day for Jerusalem itself but a day for the Moustazafeen (oppressed ones) to rise up as one against the world’s arrogant powers. The father of the Islamic Revolution also said that Al-Quds Day is the day in which the oppressed nations stand on their own two feet and determine their destinies in defiance of empires. And apart from Palestine itself and Yemen, there are none more oppressed today than the Shi’a Muslims of Nigeria and their fearless, saintly leader Sheikh Ibrahim Yaqoub al-Zakzaky–the African continent’s foremost champion of the Palestinian cause. Continue reading With Al-Quds Day Just 24 Hours Away, Never Forget The Nigerian Shi’a Martyrs Of The 2014 Al-Quds Day Massacre

Sheikh Zakzaky Is Now Spending His 2nd Straight Ramadan Unjustly Imprisoned… Where Are The Muslims Speaking Up For Him?

by Jonathan Azaziah

As we reach the midway point of Ramadan, we come to an exceptionally dark and painful anniversary that all Muslims, regardless of their school of thought, should be reflecting on, praying about and doing everything in their power to change: It’s now been 17 months since Nigerian revolutionary shooting star Sheikh Ibrahim Yaqoub al-Zakzaky was unjustly thrown into prison along with his wife Sayyeda Zeenat, a giant in her own right, and several of his companions, directly after the US-Saudi-Zionist-backed Nigerian Army of criminals massacred over 1,000 of his partisans in Zaria. It is one of the most horrifying (ongoing) injustices of our time and yet, the overall response from Muslims in the Arab-Islamic world itself as well as the Western Diaspora has been a fusion of pathetic, shameful and abysmal. The silence on the Sheikh, a saintly personality who has brought millions upon millions of Nigerians to Islam, taught them how World Zionism dominates the globe and instilled in them a fierce commitment to the Palestinian cause, continues even at this moment in our Holiest of Holy Months. Continue reading Sheikh Zakzaky Is Now Spending His 2nd Straight Ramadan Unjustly Imprisoned… Where Are The Muslims Speaking Up For Him?

Happy Birthday To Imam Hassan al-Mujtaba (A.S.), The Will Of The Ummah!

by Jonathan Azaziah

Happy, happy birthday to Imam Hassan al-Mujtaba (A.S.), the Will of the Ummah, the second Imam of we Shi’a and one of the two Chiefs of the Youth of Paradise beloved by all Muslims. Too often we neglect the contributions of Imam Hassan (A.S.) to Shi’a thought and Islamic Liberation Theology more generally. Even though he had every right, both Qur’anically and politically, to fight the despotic usurper Muawiyah for his treachery, his oppression, his disconnection from our Deen and unspeakable crimes against the Holy Prophet Muhammad’s (S.A.W.W.) sanctified Household (A.S.), he decided to put forth a Peace Treaty instead and spare Muslims anymore bloodshed and destabilization. He exercised Strategic Patience or better still, what Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei calls Heroic Flexibility, i.e. making decisions in the face of all odds to resist tyranny but nevertheless still seeking resolutions without reaching for one’s (proverbial) sword. Indeed, in the most difficult of circumstances, it is Heroic Flexibility/Strategic Patience that requires an even deeper Mouqawamah Consciousness and an even more ironclad steadfastness. Truly, there is nobody in the history of Islam after the Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.W.) himself that has more resolve, courage and patience than Imam Hassan (A.S.) Lest we forget that Imam Hussein (A.S.) followed his brother’s lead in the latter’s attempts to facilitate salaam. And lest we also forget that Imam Hassan (A.S.) still died the dignified and dauntless death of a hero like his father before him and his brother after him, achieving martyrdom after being poisoned by the accursed tyrant Muawiyah. Continue reading Happy Birthday To Imam Hassan al-Mujtaba (A.S.), The Will Of The Ummah!

Iran’s Jahady Online Interviews Jonathan Azaziah About Shari’a, Jihad and Islamophobia

by Jonathan Azaziah

Not too long ago, I was interviewed by the righteous and wonderful brothers at the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Jahady Online about Shari’a, Jihad and Islamophobia. And since we are right smack dab in the middle of Ramadan, I guess there’s no better time to share it! Of course we delve into the political and financial connections of the Zionists to the proliferation of anti-Islam fervor and we also break down the Zionist media’s distortions of some of Islam’s most sacred pillars. In this day and age, there is no greater duty that rests upon the shoulders of Muslims and their allies than defending Islam against the global tidal wave of hasbara launched against it daily by Empire Judaica. I pray that ALLAH (SWT) will find my humble efforts satisfactory and I pray that y’all find it useful. Striking Star Salute to the Iranian nation, its resilient people, its steadfast leadership and its Mouqawamist journalists! Full text of the interview is below. Continue reading Iran’s Jahady Online Interviews Jonathan Azaziah About Shari’a, Jihad and Islamophobia

All Hail Young, Martyred Palestinian Moujahida Nouf Infayat, An Arab-Muslim Heroine Of The Highest Order

by Jonathan Azaziah

Jummah Mubarak to all you Mouqawamists fighting off thirst and hunger for the sake of The Maker And Shaper Of All Things (SWT). Tragedy and triumph out of occupied Palestine today as ‘Israel’ has murdered yet another Palestinian teenage girl. 16-year old Nouf Aqab Abdul Jabbar Infayat, from the village of Ya’bad near devastated Jenin, was shot in the stomach yesterday afternoon by ‘Israeli’ occupation forces and succumbed to her wounds this morning. As she laid bleeding profusely and dying on the ground in front of the hideous Yahoudling settlement Mevo Dotan, Zionist settlers taunted her and screamed at her, saying, “She should die. She should f*** off.” That’s the tragedy. The filthiness and inhumanity of the occupying, usurping, colonizing Jews is boundless and the death of their entity is what we pray for and strive towards no doubt, but tears should not be shed for Shahideh Nouf. For she is not a “helpless victim” but a HEROINE to end all HEROINES and HEROES too. Indeed, she should be celebrated. Honored. Saluted. And lionized because she is a LIONESS. A warrior. A legend. She is a moujahida! She walked right up to a Jewish terrorist just prior to being shot, NO FEAR IN HER EYES OR HER HEART, and stabbed him, wounding him and striking fear in the other cowardly colonizers in his criminal unit. He panicked like the yellow-belly scum that he is and instead of subduing and arresting her, he pulled the trigger. “Big” and “powerful” Western-armed “Sabras” are that scared of a little girl with a knife, huh?! That’s the triumph–of oppressed over oppressor. Continue reading All Hail Young, Martyred Palestinian Moujahida Nouf Infayat, An Arab-Muslim Heroine Of The Highest Order

Ramadan Reflections: Why Is The Islamic “Establishment” Silent On Occupied Kashmir’s Plight?

by Jonathan Azaziah

Consider this a Ramadan reflection. There are currently some 750,000+ Indian occupation forces in Kashmir and these “soldiers” routinely dish out wanton violence against the Kashmiri people. A shutdown is being observed in the Vale as we speak after New Delhi’s goons savagely murdered at least 11 Kashmiri youth, most unarmed and some armed, including Kashmiri Resistance leader Sabzar Ahmed Butt, yesterday to mark the first day of Islam’s Holiest Month–a sign of just how vile and hateful these Hindutvadi occupiers are. But how many persons in “The Ummah” are speaking about occupied Kashmir and its plight? How many “moujahideen” are flocking to the Valley for “Jihad”? If “The Ummah” were an olive grove, the equivalent here would be about an olive pit of it gives a damn about Kashmir. And this is what is so baffling. There is an ACTUAL polytheist regime governing India and this goes along with ACTUAL murderous oppression being dished out against ACTUAL Muslims but again, where have the “Islamic” establishment and its head-chopping “heroes” been on the matter? IN LALALAND, THAT’S WHERE. And the reasons why are simple. Continue reading Ramadan Reflections: Why Is The Islamic “Establishment” Silent On Occupied Kashmir’s Plight?

Choke On It Zionists: Palestinian Hunger Strikers Achieve Victory On The First Day Of Ramadan!

by Jonathan Azaziah

Long live Palestine! The first triumph of Ramadan is here! Allahu Akbar! Alf mabrouk to the 1,500+ Palestinian prisoners who have suspended their Freedom and Dignity Hunger Strike on Day 41, and on the first day of Islam’s Holiest Month no less, breaking the will of their ‘Israeli’ torturers and getting them to acquiesce to their righteous demands! After refusing to meet with hunger strike leader Marwan Barghouti, the usurping Zionist Jews finally succumbed to the resistance of Palestine’s oppressed and began negotiations with him which are said to have lasted 20 hours. Increased pressure was put on the Jewish supremacist regime when many of the Palestinian hunger strikers vowed to fast for Ramadan, a move that certainly would have taken them to the edge of martyrdom and unleashed a wave of rage against the Halakhic-Talmudic colonizers. Falasteen’s bravest sons were demanding of their captors that the right to pursue higher education be allowed, appropriate medical care and treatment be implemented, solitary confinement and administrative detention be ended and two family visitation sessions per month be reinstated. At least the latter demand has been honored and negotiations are continuing for the others. ‘Israel’ is a notorious agreement-breaker however and nobody knows this more intimately or painfully than the Palestinian Empty Stomach Moujahideen themselves. Because of this, they have vowed that if their more-than-humble demands aren’t met this time around, the next hunger strike will not halt for anything less than freedom or martyrdom. So heed the warning o’ terrorist occupiers! Continue reading Choke On It Zionists: Palestinian Hunger Strikers Achieve Victory On The First Day Of Ramadan!

Ramadan Karim To The Heroic Hunger Strikers Of Palestine And The Resilient, Resistant People Of Yemen

by Jonathan Azaziah

Ramadan Karim to all my Mouqawamist Muslim brothers and sisters; my fellow warriors and warrioresses; my demon-hunters and demon-huntresses in arms! May The Maker And Shaper Of All Things (SWT) raise your iman and your taqwa to previously unseen levels in this Holiest of Holy Months and may we all emerge as better Muslims and maybe more importantly, BETTER PEOPLE, when we make it to the finish line insha’ALLAH khair ya Rab. While it is our sincerest wish, or more aptly put, most sought-after dream to spend this best of times, in which the Qur’an was revealed to our Noble Prophet (S.A.W.W.), just reading the Book, sifting through Hadith collections, losing ourselves in the wisdom of Ahlul Bayt (A.S.) and studying the lives of Islam’s greatest saints (R.A.), that unfortunately cannot be the case because The Monsters don’t plan on letting us rest. Reason being of course is that The Monsters have no God–rather, they have Al-Shaytan–and they have no humanity either. So in addition to making extra du’a, trying to complete a full reading of the Holy Qur’an and increasing our Deen knowledge, we must also fight ten times harder because our homelands and the Moustazafeen need us now more than ever. Continue reading Ramadan Karim To The Heroic Hunger Strikers Of Palestine And The Resilient, Resistant People Of Yemen

Happy Resistance and Liberation Day 2017: There Would Be No Iraq If It Wasn’t For Hizbullah

by Jonathan Azaziah

One could write for days and for weeks, for months and for years about Hizbullah’s legendary triumph on this day 17 years ago. Lebanon was liberated from a 22-year Zionist occupation and for the first time in the history of the “Arab-‘Israeli’ conflict”, the usurping Jewish terrorists were not merely defeated but humiliated on such a grandiose scale after all the damage and casualties the Lebanese Islamic Resistance had inflicted on them, that they fled in the middle of the night like the cockroaches and rats they are. The Party killed the “Greater ‘Israel'” scheme dead in its tracks, inspired the Second Intifada in Occupied Palestine that ultimately led to the liberation of Gaza–which Hizbullah was hugely involved in–and gave hope to hundreds of millions of Muslims and Moustazafeen worldwide. Continue reading Happy Resistance and Liberation Day 2017: There Would Be No Iraq If It Wasn’t For Hizbullah

“Eternally Husseini”, Madd Cold’s New Album Fully Produced By Iron Galaxy, Is Officially Out!

by Jonathan “Madd Cold” Azaziah

Happy Resistance and Liberation Day y’all!

You’ve heard the singles. You’ve seen the promo artwork. And now… The wait is officially over. Without any further ado, I present to y’all my newest and perhaps best album to date, “Eternally Husseini”, fully produced by my dear brother and UK-based Pashtun-Shi’a super-producer Iron Galaxy. This project has been in the works for over a year and we have been through hardship after hardship to get it completed. But alhamdulillah a thousand times because VERILY WITH HARDSHIP COMES EASE and now, with our blood, sweat, tears and souls shed, it’s here. We chose to release it today, this most blessed and most glorious of occasions, Resistance and Liberation Day, when Hizbullah freed Lebanon from 22 years of Zionist occupation, because we hope, in the spirit of the Lebanese Islamic Resistance’s historic victory, that we will inaugurate a movement to liberate Hip-Hop from its Jewish/Corporate occupiers. To accomplish this, and no doubt there’s a long way to go, we also hope, and pray, that the barriers we break on this record for Yemen, Syria, Iraq, 9/11 truth, Palestine, Sheikh Zakzaky and Nigeria’s Shi’a and so much more, will inspire other MCs to shake off the shackles of political correctness and start rhyming like real revolutionaries instead of toothless colored proxies for the “left” wing of the Empire.

And please allow me once again to deliver Striking Star Salutes to all of the wonderful brothers who contributed. Without y’all, this joint wouldn’t have been the same and I would even say that it wouldn’t have ***been*** at all. So to the eloquent and smooth Navid Nasr, the sagacious and brilliant Nashid Abdul-Khaaliq, the genius and magnificent Trevor Labonte, the soulful and spectacular Rafiqi Green, the remarkable and righteous Yusuf Abdul-Mateen Trombly, the astounding and anomalous Khanverse KV, and last but never, EVER least, the unmatched and unparalleled Mohammad Hamza of Intifada Street, whose breathtakingly beautiful artwork took this album to a whole ‘nother level… THANK YOU. Thank you all so damn much from the very bottom of my heart. That’s that for the talk! Time to let “Eternally Husseini” knock so Iron Galaxy and I can take y’all on a journey unlike anything you’ve ever heard before!

Album can be purchased for a paltry $12.99 right here.