by Jonathan “Madd Cold” Azaziah
Y’all better have your calendars marked! “Eternally Husseini” is just 10 days away! And since today is the 69th anniversary of the Nakba, yours truly and Intifada Street’s Mohammad Hamza, who did both of these absolutely remarkable pieces, decided to release something special for the occasion: Archbishop Atallah Hanna and martyred Islamic Jihad founder Fathi Shaqaqi (R.A.)
Some may object to us displaying a Christian figure, even one as revolutionary as the Archbishop, with the Zulfiqar Mic-Sword but we wholeheartedly reject such objections and criticisms. The Zulfiqar Mic-Sword represents a person who speaks the truth no matter what–just like Imam Hussein (A.S.)–and who fights for truth no matter what–just like Imam Hussein (A.S.) And there are very few in the Arab-Islamic world who do either of those things quite like Atallah Hanna. This is a man who has spoken up in defense of Islam while many of his fellow clergymen cowered; who has exposed the Zionist plot to foment Muslim-Christian division when many other “Arabs” and “Muslims” and “Christians” signed on to the scheme; who has stood upright for the Syrian Arab Republic when too many “Palestinians” and other “Arabs” betrayed their brothers and aided the destabilization plot; and who has not stopped fighting for the Palestinian Right of Return when large chunks of the “Palestinian leadership” have sold out to the Zionist occupation. Lest we forget that it was a Lebanese Christian, George Jordac, who wrote the best biography on Imam Ali (A.S.), “The Voice of Human Justice”. And lest we also forget that Christians flock to Karbala every year for Arba’een. Indeed, Imam Hussein (A.S.) and Ahlul Bayt (A.S.) are not merely personalities to be venerated solely by Shi’a nor just by Muslims but all of humanity. While I do not mention Archbishop Atallah Hanna by name on “Eternally Husseini”–he’s featured on another album of mine, “Enemy of the Entity”, in the closing track “Beautiful Corpse”–everything that he stands for is everything that the record embodies. Continue reading Nakba Day Special – Eleventh & Twelfth Pieces Of “Eternally Husseini” Promo Artwork Are Now Out: Archbishop Atallah Hanna and Fathi Shaqaqi
by Jonathan Azaziah
This is why I adore the Islamic Republic of Iran with all of my being. While “The Ummah” has taken a powder on occupied Kashmir, and Dönmeh Saudi Arabia, the two-faced, self-proclaimed “Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques” cozies up with Modi The Murderer, Ayatollah Sayyed Muhammad Naqi Shahrokhi, Imam Khamenei’s representative for Southeast Asia, has unequivocally condemned the Indian regime’s massacre in the Vale. The leading Iranian cleric lashed out at New Delhi’s “inhumane and cruel measures” against the Kashmiri people, calling it a “black historical catastrophe”. Moreover, he implored Muslims to break their silence on the Indian occupation army’s “slaughter” of Kashmiri innocents and demanded that they “rush” to assist the people of the Valley in any and every way that they can. And taking it one step further, Sayyed Shahrokhi warned the Hindutvadis that their “savage conduct” would have a severe impact not only on relations with Iran, but countries throughout the region. What makes this so significant is that the Islamic Republic and India have a historical bond going back centuries with bilateral ties in just about every sector. But because revolutionary Iran is guided by its Husseini-Khomeiniist beliefs above and beyond its pragmatic geopolitical interests, unlike every other strategic player on the Grand Chessboard, it feels that it must ring the alarm when it sees injustice unfolding; it simply must, as it is inherent to its very Islamic Liberationist identity. Whether Ayatollah Shahrokhi’s eloquent and firm message will have enough of an effect on the murderous Indian regime that it will end the malevolent crackdown on Kashmiri youth remains to be seen, but one thing is certain: Iran is our Magnetic North and we follow its light because we can always count on it to raise its voice for the Moustazafeen when everyone else, “The Ummah” most especially, has forgotten that speaking a word of truth to an unjust ruler–or in this case, a monstrous occupier–is indeed the best Jihad. #LongLiveIran #LongLiveKashmir #FreeKashmir #AzadiRightNow
by Jonathan Azaziah
Ayatollah Sayyed Ruhollah Khomeini (R.A.) didn’t inaugurate International Al-Quds Day merely as an affirmation of the Anti-Zionism that is intrinsic and foundational to the Islamic Revolution, or even as a political declaration of the utmost solidarity in Islam’s Holiest Month for the world’s most oppressed people. The TRUE meaning of Youm Al-Quds, as understood within the unique framework of Imam Khomeini’s (R.A.) incomparably brilliant strategic, socio-economic, geopolitical and Islamic Liberationist thinking, is that just as it is SO important for Muslims to fast and pray with Yaqin (Certainty) during Ramadan–the time when the Holy Qur’an was revealed to the Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.W.), the Battle of Badr was won and Imam Ali (A.S.) achieved martyrdom–it is also important to internalize the truth that that there is nothing, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING, more vital to the well-being of the Ummah than eliminating the ‘Israeli’ cancer and this battle must be waged with that very same Yaqin.
Khomeini (R.A.) was laying it out in no uncertain terms for all Muslims that the fight against World Zionism and the quest to restore Palestine is as important as any other Islamic pillar; he even told us, “If Muslims were united and each poured a single bucket of water on the Zionist entity, an unstoppable flood would wash it away.” Is there any doubting this?! Subhan’ALLAH! There is no GCC tyrant, no “Muslim” Brotherhood “cleric”, no so-called “leader” of any “Arab” government or regime, and damn sure no “Palestine Solidarity Movement” activist who has ever been bold enough to ideologically integrate Palestine’s liberation into the very everyday praxis of our religion. And who else but the spiritual sons of Imam Ruhollah (R.A.) who toppled a tyrant and made the Empire quiver is truly defending Falasteen with blood and sacrifices today? Who?! Continue reading For Quds Day 2016, Let Us Have Certainty (Yaqin) That Palestine Will Be Free!
by Jonathan “Madd Cold” Azaziah
It’s about to get madd politically incorrect up in this muhfucka, so stop reading right now if you’re with that bullshit. On this 68th Nakba Day, I am oddly– or maybe not so oddly at all considering the context–thinking about the Nakba in Hip-Hop. Indeed our culture of Beats, Rhymes and Life is just as colonized as Palestine on both the cultural and political levels. My younger brother Jared Azaziah aka super-producer Dark Night sent me a video just last week of all-time great MC Joe Budden, the most personal and emotionally honest MC ever, speaking in no uncertain terms that the entire rap industry is not controlled by those personalities and figureheads that you see on the surface but an “underworld of Jewish bosses above them that we never see”. Continue reading The Hip-Hop Nakba: Just Like Palestine, Our Culture Needs Liberation From Its Jewish Occupiers
by Khanverse (Mouqawamah Music Exclusive)
Lupe Fiasco was born in 1982, as Wasalu Jaco, to a Black-West African Muslim family in Chicago. His parents exposed him to a wide array of cultural phenomena, life experiences, and influences that led to the cerebral and sensitive character who emerged on the national scene with the release of “Food and Liquor” in 2006. Continue reading Lupe’s Fiasco: Pro-Palestine to Blair-Gate and the pseudo-Islamic masquerade party