by Jonathan Azaziah
Labaykah Ya Hussein (A.S.)! And rest in eternal serenity to the Shi’a martyred in the Iraqi capital earlier on this morning as they participated in Ashoura processions. Truly, I would have loved to strictly write that today, the beginning of Muharram, that month of red rain, martyrdom and the rise of saviors, marks that time 1,336 years ago when Imam Hussein (A.S.), the Master of Martyrs, the Blood Of The Lion, the Savior Of Islam and the Original Revolutionary, marched with his holy family and righteous companions, a small party of only 72, into the desert sands of Karbala and achieved martyrdom in the face of an army of tens of thousands led by the sadistic tyrant Yazid (L.A.) which sought to wipe out Islam as we know it; when the Imam and his partisans changed the meanings of heroism, dignity and resistance for all-time.
I would have been swimming in glee to strictly write today that the stance of the Imam lives on, beating like a second heart of fire and martyr-blood in the hearts of every believer and nonbeliever that purposefully does not respond to commands barked by tyrants like “kneel!” and “surrender!” And maybe I have done just that, because the Husseini lifeforce is one of such a stature that it towers over us like universes on top of universes, beaming brightly into our thoughts and beings; because the Husseini spirit of defiance is an energy which can move Earth from its axis. Indeed, if it wasn’t, there wouldn’t be a US-Zionist-Saudi war on its very existence.
But before continuing, we first need to mourn for my aforementioned fallen countrymen who lost their lives in suicide attacks across Baghdad, only a mere 103 kilometers north of Karbala where the blood of the Imam caresses and sustains the Earth. At a market in the Amil neighborhood, 7 Iraqi innocents fell and 16 others were wounded; on a busy street in the Saba al-Bour area, 3 Iraqi innocents were murdered and 7 others were hurt; and in the Mashtal neighborhood, 5 Iraqi innocents had their lives taken and 12 others were hurt, bringing the casualty count today to at least 15 dead and over 35 wounded. The fingerprints of the Mossad-P2OG-ISIS fitnah all over this massacre couldn’t be more blatant.
The despotic Yazid (L.A.) brought the most horrible oppression on top of Ahlul Bayt (A.S.) and now, at this very moment, the ideological sons of the mad, drunkard, debauched, cursed offspring of Mouawiyah (L.A.) wreak the same sort of havoc on any person who professes his or her love for Abou Abdallah (A.S.) Undoubtedly, the Takfiri current’s foundational basis is hatred for we Shi’a. It is that abyssal, animalistic hatred for us which gives them a reason to wake up in the morning and the delusion of potentially wiping us out which keeps them going throughout their miserable days.
But just as Yazid (L.A.) failed to end true, Muhammadi, Qur’anic Islam and replace it with his watered down perversions in 680 A.D. (61 A.H.), all thanks to the momentous selflessness of Hussein (A.S.), here, right here, right this second in this modern time, the Takfiris are failing in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Lebanon to impose their twisted Wahhabi lunacy on our people. Because the Imam’s descendants in Hizbullah, Ansarullah, the Iraqi Resistance, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and the Syrian Arab Army have drawn upon the lessons of Karbala and defied the tyrant of today–Empire Zionica–just as the Karbala 72 defied Abou Sufyan’s murderous grandson (L.A.)
For 1,336 years we have heard from the bastard children of Yazid (L.A.) that the love for Ahlul Bayt (A.S.), the devotion to Ahlul Bayt (A.S.) and the commitment to the path of Ahlul Bayt (A.S.) would blow away like dust and be swept up in the ever-shifting winds of history. And for 1,336 years, we have responded with our heads held high, our fists raised higher than that and our voices belting out at meteorite-crushing decibels, “Labaykah Ya Hussein!” We have screamed it as if they would be our last words ever spoken! No MossadDaesh suicide attack, no Jabhat al-Nusra car bomb, no ‘Israeli’ aggression, no American “regime change” plot, no amount of GCC petrodollars, no British or French colonialism, nothing in this world can force those three precious words from our lips: “Labaykah Ya Hussein!”
We mourn the 15 Iraqi martyrs today and we pray for the wounded. We also make the sincerest supplications for our heroes on battlefields regionwide, from steadfast Bilad al-Sham to resilient Bilad-Rafidayn, beloved Yemen all the way back up to occupied Palestine. But we shall not be riddled with sadness. We shall not break down and get lost in a labyrinth of grief. Because the Imam did not collapse. The Imam did not take even one backwards step. On the contrary, the Imam ran towards his destiny and saved our Deen. He ran and saved the legacy of his Father (A.S.) and Grandfather (S.A.W.W.) Verily, he ran and saved us all. And so today, we run towards him. ‘Till victory or martyrdom and nothing else. Takfiris and Empire Zionica be damned. Now and forever we chant, “LABAYKAH YA HUSSEIN!” #Ashoura #Muharram #LongLiveIraq