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Happy 82nd Birthday To Shahida Bint al-Houda, Sayyeda Amina Haydar al-Sadr (R.A.): A Manifestation Of Lady Zaynab (A.S.) For The Ages

by Jonathan Azaziah

No Martyrs Gallery. No Pantheon of Heroes. No Fortress of Legends. And no Hall of Revolutionaries would be complete without Sayyeda Amina Haydar al-Sadr (R.A.), known to many as Shahida Bint al-Houda. She was born on this day 82 years ago in the holy Iraqi city of Kazimiyeh, under the illuminated minarets of the shrine of her great ancestor Imam Moussa al-Kazim (A.S.), where she would visit often in her adult days to pray and meditate. She was named after the Holy Prophet Muhammad’s (S.A.W.W.) mother because her father, Ayatollah Sayyed Haydar al-Sadr (R.A.), a profound Islamic authority and one of the intellectual architects of the 1920 Great Iraqi Revolution of 1920 against the British colonizers, intended for her to be a mother of a pivotal movement–man, was he right! He died when she was only two years old.

It was her mother Umm Isma’il (R.A.), the daughter of Ayatollah Sheikh Muhammad Rida al-Yassin (R.A.), and her brother, Ayatollah Sayyed Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr (R.A.), the “twin of her soul” as she called him and Iraq’s greatest Martyr in the modern age, who would teach her the religion of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.W.) from the moment their father passed. She was incandescently bright and showed an otherworldly talent for writing–which only expanded as she got older–along with abyssal Islamic insight. She loved to read as well, drawing on the commandment of Rasoulallah (S.A.W.W.) to read and deepen the knowledge-well at every turn. The little bit of pocket money that she was allotted every month was spent on books.

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Lady Of Mouqawamah, Lady of Haqq: Happy 1,393rd Birthday To Sayyeda Zaynab al-Kubra (A.S)

by Jonathan Azaziah

If you want to know the embodiment of Ezzedine; the personification of principled; the representation of resistant; the manifestation of might; the typification of towering; the symbolization of strength and the illustration of incandescent, then we shall tell you HER name: Sayyeda Zaynab al-Kubra (A.S.), the granddaughter of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.W.), the daughter of Imam Ali (A.S.) and Lady Fatima (A.S.), and the sister of Imam Hassan (A.S.) and Imam Hussein (A.S.) The Heroine of Karbala. The Dame of Dauntlessness and the Dame of Defiance. The Matriarch of Mumana’a and the Brilliant Brightness of Banu Hashim. Today is her 1,393rd birthday and there aren’t enough wishes in the 14 centuries that have passed since the love of the Zahra (A.S.) and Haydar al-Karrar (A.S.) culminated in her being that we can send upon her. Nor are there enough words in all the world’s languages and dialects for us to express how proud we are to be at her service. The Mother of Mouqawamists, she isn’t just the revolutionary woman of revolutionary women. She’s the revolutionary of revolutionaries, PERIOD. Not the warrioress of warrioresses. But the warrior of warriors, PERIOD. And not just the lioness of lionesses and the tigress of tigresses, but the lion of lions and the tiger of tigers, PERIOD. Lady Zaynab (A.S.) isn’t just an individual. She’s the transhistorical, living, transcendental spirit of revolution.

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Buhari Just Can’t Stop Slaughtering Nigerian Shi’a: New Massacre Brings Arbaeen Martyr Count To 42

by Jonathan Azaziah

Death to the Buhari regime. And then another death to the Buhari regime. And one thousand… NO… TEN THOUSAND MORE deaths to the corrupt and criminal, traitorous and treacherous, venal and villainous, US-‘Israeli’-Saudi-backed Buhari regime. Barely 24 hours after massacring nearly a dozen Nigerian Shi’a activists of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria as they marched for Arbaeen near Zuba in Abuja’s barrens, Shabbos Goy Buhari’s goons were at it again, this time slaughtering 32 more innocent souls as the march continued through Maraba, also on the capital’s outskirts. Martyr count for the Arbaeen Symbolic Trek now stands at 42 and it may get higher in the morning because many of the wounded are in critical condition. Continue reading Buhari Just Can’t Stop Slaughtering Nigerian Shi’a: New Massacre Brings Arbaeen Martyr Count To 42

Arbaeen Isn’t Merely A “Religious Gathering”, It’s A Revolutionary Affirmation Of Counter-Hegemony

by Jonathan Azaziah

With 30 million Husseinis converging on Iraq’s holy city of Karbala for Arbaeen 2018, Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei’s sharp words about the event come to mind, “The march for Arbaeen is like a soft war that splits the enemy from the inside without firing a bullet.” The Imam of the Islamic Revolution couldn’t be more correct. Arbaeen isn’t merely a religious gathering–and the largest one in the world at that–which marks 40 days of mourning following the paradoxical tragedy and triumph of Ashoura. It’s a revolutionary affirmation of counter-hegemony, anti-terrorism, Anti-Zionism, Anti-Parasitism, Anti-Imperialism, Anti-Takfirism and counter-hasbara. It’s an impregnable defense of Islam and a reminder to the various tentacles of World Arrogance that the lovers of Imam Hussein (A.S.) and the defenders of the Pure Household (A.S.) that he’s the beating heart of shall not be kept from him. Not now. Not ever.

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Mukhtar al-Thaqafi (R.A.): The Spring of Righteous Vengeance Who Brought Honor To Imam Hussein (A.S.) And Crushed His Killers

by Jonathan Azaziah

My uncle Ishaq-Hussein Azaziah (R.A.) told me many a time before ‘Israel’ gunned him down in cold blood that there are two Kufas: The one which betrayed Imam Hussein (A.S.) to the tyrannical terrorist Yazid (L.A.) in 61 A.H. and the one which avenged Imam Hussein (A.S.) in grandiose revolutionary fashion in 66-67 A.H. The latter was led by the hero of heroes and the blade of blades, Mukhtar al-Thaqafi (R.A.) And the reflection period between Ashoura and Arbaeen wouldn’t be complete without the remembrance of his unbridled and glorious rebellion, which not only saw an uprising against despotism in the name of the one, true, Muhammadi-Husseini Islam but also the pursuit of the psychopathic perpetrators of the massacre on Ashoura.

Imam Ali (A.S.), in Saying 324 of Nahjul Balagha, wrote, “Throw a stone in return from where one comes to you because [there are times that] evil can only be met with evil.” Mukhtar al-Thaqafi (R.A.) took this to heart and pursued the manglers and stranglers of Ahlul Bayt (A.S.) to the proverbial ends of the earth. The Commander of Commanders appointed Ibrahim al-Ashtar (R.A.), the son of Imam Ali’s (A.S.) right hand Malik al-Ashtar (R.A.), as his own vicegerent. A most fitting selection. Continue reading Mukhtar al-Thaqafi (R.A.): The Spring of Righteous Vengeance Who Brought Honor To Imam Hussein (A.S.) And Crushed His Killers

Amid Global “Muslim” Silence, Buhari Regime Slaughters Nigerian Shi’a Marching For Arbaeen And Sheikh Zakzaky

by Jonathan Azaziah

Muhammadu Buhari, the tyrant of Nigeria barely clinging to power thanks to a “democratic” veneer, just can’t stop persecuting the Nigerian Shi’a community led by Sheikh Ibrahim Yaqoub al-Zakzaky’s Islamic Movement of Nigeria. With just 48 hours before Arbaeen, in which tens of millions of Shi’a Muslims, Sunni Muslims, Sufi Muslims, Christians and many others flock from all around the world to Karbala to honor Imam Hussein (A.S.), the “democratic” despot’s trigger-happy, bloodthirsty, US-‘Israeli’-Saudi-backed military opened fire on the imprisoned Sheikh’s partisans as they marched through Zuba on the outskirts of the Nigerian capital of Abuja in what they’re calling the “Arbaeen Symbolic Trek”–to show solidarity with their brethren in Iraq and of course call for the freedom of Sheikh Zakzaky. At least 10 innocents were martyred and scores more were wounded. The followers of Africa’s Khomeini have vowed to continue their quest for the next 72 hours, declaring that nothing, including the Buhari dictatorship’s bullets, will keep them from Sayyed al-Shouhada (A.S.) Continue reading Amid Global “Muslim” Silence, Buhari Regime Slaughters Nigerian Shi’a Marching For Arbaeen And Sheikh Zakzaky

Ayatollah Sayyed Hajj Mostafa Khomeini (R.A.): The Spark Who Turned The Islamic Revolution’s Embers Into A Conflagration

by Jonathan Azaziah

A most ominous crime was committed on this day 41 years ago as Ayatollah Sayyed Hajj Mostafa Khomeini (R.A.), the oldest son of Imam Ruhollah Khomeini (R.A.) and a behemoth-like Islamic mind, presence and authority who achieved the rank of mujtahid at just 27 years old, departed this world at the tender age of 47. To this moment, the Zionist media–we’re talking about all the heavy hitters from the NYT and WaPo to wire services like Reuters and AP–peddle the lie that it was “natural causes”. UPI says it was a “car accident”. Newsweek just says he was visited by “two strangers” and then passed under “mysterious circumstances”. But we’re here to stick a fork in these fallacies and call a spade a spade, or rather, a murder a murder: Ayatollah Sayyed Mostafa Khomeini (R.A.) was assassinated in a cold blood by a Mossad-assisted SAVAK hit squad. Nothing “accidental” or “natural” or “mysterious” about it. The usurping Zionist entity’s foreign intelligence service had long been tracking Sayyed Mostafa as well as his brother Sayyed Ahmed (R.A.) ever since they were in Lebanon training alongside PLO guerillas and Sayyed Moussa al-Sadr’s righteous militiamen before ultimately winding up in Turkey then later Iraq to assist their father with the furtherance of the Islamic Revolution whilst he was in exile. Continue reading Ayatollah Sayyed Hajj Mostafa Khomeini (R.A.): The Spark Who Turned The Islamic Revolution’s Embers Into A Conflagration

On This Day 41 Years Ago, ‘Israel’ Helped The CIA Murder Revolutionary Icon Che Guevara, A Shahid Of The Highest Ranking

by Jonathan Azaziah

It is an indisputable and now-widely-known fact that on this day 41 years ago, the CIA assassinated Argentine revolutionary, visionary and luminary Ernseto “Che” Guevara in the jungles of Bolivia. From the time that the ever-smiling, cigar-puffing, fearless-beyond-fearless hero had helped Fidel Castro foment the Cuban Revolution and overthrow the horrific dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista, which was backed not only by the American regime but The Syndicate led by international Zionist criminal Meyer Lansky, Washington wanted Che in the dirt. And in La Higuera, October 9th, 1967, the hegemon got what it wanted. Using Bolivian special forces as proxies and the Barrientos coup regime as cover, the CIA had Guevara shot to death. What isn’t well-known at all is that the usurping Zionist entity had its hands in the assassination as well. Continue reading On This Day 41 Years Ago, ‘Israel’ Helped The CIA Murder Revolutionary Icon Che Guevara, A Shahid Of The Highest Ranking

Disgrace To Iraq, Disgrace To Islam: Neocon War Criminal Michael Rubin Defiles Imam Hussein’s (A.S.) Shrine With His Presence

by Jonathan Azaziah

Zionist Jew and neocon war criminal Michael Rubin speaking inside Imam Hussein’s (A.S.) shrine. Abomination. Just… an abomination. Still completely whammied that this isn’t something out of our worst nightmares. It actually happened. This vile and monstrous creature was inside the haram of our beloved Aba Abdallah (A.S.) to give a talk about Iraq’s future on the somber occasion of Imam Zayn al-Abideen’s (A.S.) martyrdom anniversary–something this hateful and parasitic demon mistakenly, insultingly and despicably declared to be a “festival”. The first question is: Who the f*** invited him there? Was it the MI6-Mossad-linked Shirazis? Was it the “moderate” (read: Westoxified) Modaressis, who basically take orders from the Shirazis? Was it Saudi-owned Muqtada al-Sadr? Was it the new stooge in charge of the Iraqi government, Adel Abdul Mahdi al-Mountafiqi? Who? The second and perhaps more important question is: Why the f*** didn’t anyone remove his sanguinary Yahoudling hide from the maqam the moment that they knew who he was? Continue reading Disgrace To Iraq, Disgrace To Islam: Neocon War Criminal Michael Rubin Defiles Imam Hussein’s (A.S.) Shrine With His Presence

The 1305th Martyrdom Anniversary Of Imam Zayn al-Abideen (A.S.): Time To Remember Him As A Pioneer of Resistance

by Jonathan Azaziah

We mourn today. But we also reflect and give thanks for the immortal gift we’ve been given in Ahlul Bayt (A.S.), specifically the 4th Imam, Ali Ibn Hussein (A.S.), aka Zayn al-Abideen, aka Imam Sajjad, who was martyred on this day 1,305 years ago. The Umayyad tyrant of the time, Al-Walid ibn Abdul Malik (L.A.), a man who hated the Household of Rasoulallah (S.A.W.W.) more than his father Abdul Malik ibn Marwan (L.A.) and maybe even more than Yazid (L.A.), couldn’t bear to live in a world with the Imam (A.S.) breathing the same air that he breathed, declaring, “I cannot rest as long as Ali ibn Hussein is in this world!” So he ordered Uthman ibn Hayyan al-Murri (L.A.), the ruthless Governor of Medina, to have the son of Sayyed al-Shouhada (A.S.) poisoned. But we prefer not to dwell on the tragical end of Imam Sajjad’s (A.S.) life, as he, like his father, knew that martyrdom was his fate and he embraced it with a clear heart.

So instead, we’d rather focus on Imam Zayn al-Abideen’s (A.S.) Mouqawamah, his words which were as akin to precious gemstones as those of Muhammad al-Moustafa (S.A.W.W.) and Imam Ali (A.S.) themselves, and his prayers, which were of such astonishing exquisiteness and brightness that the songs of Angels (A.S.) could be composed from them and stars could be eclipsed by them. Indeed, what Al-Sajjad (A.S.) taught us is that words… Matter. Words… Can topple tyranny. Words… Can remake the machinery of history in mid-production for the Moustakbireen and send it in a completely different direction on behalf of the Moustazafeen. Continue reading The 1305th Martyrdom Anniversary Of Imam Zayn al-Abideen (A.S.): Time To Remember Him As A Pioneer of Resistance