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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

Ashoura Haqq: Like ‘Israel’ Backs Saudi Arabia’s Genocide In Yemen Today, Zion Helped Yazid (L.A.) Murder Imam Hussein (A.S.)

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? Continue reading Ashoura Haqq: Like ‘Israel’ Backs Saudi Arabia’s Genocide In Yemen Today, Zion Helped Yazid (L.A.) Murder Imam Hussein (A.S.)

Palestinian Christians Defy Zionist Schemes And Celebrate Mawlid al-Nabawi With Their Muslim Brethren

by Jonathan Azaziah

Much time is spent rightfully saluting Islamic Liberationist forces in Syria and Iraq for protecting Christians, their sanctities and upholding their traditions like Christmas in the face of the hateful, destructive Wahhabi-Takfiri scourge, but what about the Christians standing with Muslims on our holiest days? Salutes just as massive are in order for them too. Pictured here are the Orthodox Christians of occupied Palestine celebrating Mawlid al-Nabawi, the birthday of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.W.), with their Muslim brethren. This gesture of solidarity and communal harmony comes as a transhistorical ode to Abyssinian Christian King Ashama ibn Abjar (also known as Armah), who granted asylum to the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.W.) and the persecuted early Muslims, as well as an ode to Muhammad (S.A.W.W.) himself, who defended Christians, their religious art, their churches and upheld their traditions through a series of unbroken covenants and treaties from Najran to Egypt. Not to mention, it is a defiant act of Muslim-Christian Co-Resistance in the face of the Dajjalic-Jewish-Zionist occupation. Continue reading Palestinian Christians Defy Zionist Schemes And Celebrate Mawlid al-Nabawi With Their Muslim Brethren