by Jonathan Azaziah
Eid al-Ghadeer Mubarak to the Islamic Republic of Iran. The Lebanese Islamic Resistance of Hizbullah. The people, army, government and President of the Syrian Arab Republic, especially the steadfast citizens of Al-Foua’a and Kefraya who are celebrating their first Eid al-Ghadeer in 3 years and 4 months since the Zio-Takfiri siege was lifted. The Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units, chiefly Kata’ib Hizbullah and Harakat Hizbullah al-Nujaba. The Yemeni Islamic Resistance of Ansarullah. Pakistan’s Zaynabyoun. Afghanistan’s Fatemiyoun. And all free, independent, Godwary and Mouqawamistic-minded souls wherever they are in the world who adore Imam Ali (A.S.) with their everything and stand with those individuals, states and movements who reflect his love of justice in totality: The Axis of Resistance. Continue reading If You Defend The Oppressed, Seek Islamic Unity And Stand With The Resistance Axis, Then Eid al-Ghadeer Is Your Day
by Jonathan Azaziah
Congratulations to the entire Ummah on the 1,253rd birthday of Imam Ali ibn Moussa ar-Reza (A.S.), the 8th Imam for we Jaafari/Twelver Shi’a and a figure beloved by Zaydi Shi’a, numerous Sufi orders and many Sunnis too. The Marvel of Medina, the Tower of Knowledge, the Mountain of Wisdom, the Crown of Cures, the Master of Medicine, the Ruby of Resistance, Imam Reza (A.S.) was a figure as prolific in his dissemination of different aspects of exoteric and esoteric ‘ilm and hikmah as he was in his steadfast stances against tyranny. There are true scholars from the Hawzas in Iraq, Iran and Yemen infinitely more eloquent and exuberantly more capable than me in telling you what the virtues of the Imam (A.S.) are as well as all the intricate details of his magnificent 53 years upon ALLAH’s (SWT) Green Earth. So instead I will just relay a moment that has always resonated with me, especially considering what we are contending with as we speak. Continue reading Happy 1,253rd Birthday To Imam Reza (A.S.)! Remember His Example As We Confront The Tyrant Of Zionism Today!
by Jonathan “Madd Cold” Azaziah
Salutations brothers and sisters! On this most revolutionary day, this most magnificent occasion, this 1,336th Ashoura when blood triumphed over the sword–to borrow the expression of Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah–and Imam Hussein (A.S.) as well as his partisans achieved martyrdom at the hands of the vile Yazid (L.A.) on the hallowed ground of Karbala, I present to y’all my soul on wax; my beating, bleeding heart in lyrical form; an ode to Abou Abdallah (A.S.) to end all odes: “Blood Of The Lion”, the second single off my upcoming album “Eternally Husseini”, produced entirely by my extra-exceptionally gifted dear brother Iron Galaxy and filled with the illustrious artwork of Intifada Street founder Mohammad Hamza. This song–which is more like a Hip-Hop Nasheed than a traditional grouping of bars and hooks–doesn’t merely encapsulate the pain of the 10th of Muharram and apply that agony to the difficulties we are warding off today as an Ummah generally and as Shi’at al-Hussein specifically, it bangs like Hizbullah rocketry crashing down on occupied Haifa and making the settlers run for their miserable lives! Continue reading The Quintessential Ashoura Anthem Is Here: “Blood Of The Lion”, Second Single Off “Eternally Husseini”
by Jonathan Azaziah
Striking Star Salute and Ramadan Karim to all my fellow Muslim brothers and sisters embarking on this arduous but effervescently spiritually-rewarding Holy Month of self-sacrifice. As those of us who are able struggle through the difficulties of refraining from food and drink, I want you to keep the following Hadith in mind from our Noble Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.W.): “He who does not concern himself with the affairs of my Ummah is not of my Ummah.” In this age of Dajjal, when the enemies of Islam and humanity are at their peak in their arrogance, destructive capacity and shaytanic scheming, these words ring infinitely truer. So while we should all indeed be reading Qur’an, increasing the Iman, making Salat on time, getting to Jummah, paying the Zakat and doing our Sawm, if that’s all we’re doing, it’s rather hollow, ain’t it?! Damn near Talmudic, ain’t it?! This ain’t Pharisaic Judaism! This is Islam! Islam ain’t hollow! Islam ain’t ritualistic! Islam is a living, breathing, fighting religion of justice before it’s anything else! Continue reading There Is No Ramadan Without The Defense Of Palestine, Syria, Iraq and Yemen