by Jonathan Azaziah
Happy Divine Victory Day to my beautiful, brave, brilliant, blistering and blazing Lebanese brethren, the most triumphant people in the entire Islamicate! And more sincere wishes on this blessed occasion to all of the Moustazafeen (oppressed ones) worldwide. Because truly, Hizbullah’s thrashing of the usurping Zionist entity over 34 days in the 2006 July War was a victory for all peoples of all types and all stripes. There were battles that were legendary (Wadi al-Hujeir and Bint Jbeil). There were martyred heroes who were larger than life–so large in fact that their spirits still and will forever tower over the world’s mightiest trees and buildings combined and multiplied (Khaled “Prince of the Battlefield” Bazzi [R.A.] and Ali “Bilal” Saleh [R.A.] to name a couple). And there was a leader whose razor blade wit, booming truthful promises and unforgettable smile shook the enemy in biblical fashion and changed the course of history (Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah).
On the 12th anniversary of this monumental moment, in which Hizbullah saved the world from the neocons’ dystopian “New Middle East” project I find it imperative to remember and celebrate the Men of God who made the Divine Victory possible… Only to find themselves martyred in a new phase of battle just 7 years later against the illegitimate ‘Israeli’ regime’s Takfiri Goy Golem in Syria and Iraq. And not merely a new phase of battle but a new phase of victory with it. Verily, their triumph in protection of their homeland in the summer of 2006 enabled and strengthened them in ways that they weren’t even aware of themselves until the time came that Malak al-Mawt (A.S.) called them to join the Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.W.), Ahlul Bayt (A.S.) and all the Shouhada (R.A.) To call them legends would be understating it so vastly that it borders on insulting. So we’ll just let their Nour-filled faces, angel-like auras and stories of dauntlessness do the talking instead. Continue reading Happy Divine Victory Day To The Hizbullah Commanders Who Defeated ‘Israel’ Then Gave Their Lives In Defense Of Syria and Iraq
by Jonathan Azaziah
Politically and Islamically, comparisons to royalty aren’t really ideal but Hizbullah Commander Al-Hajj Qassem Khaled Bazzi (R.A.) truly was the Prince of the Battlefield. Martyred on this day 12 years ago in an ‘Israeli’ drone strike in his hometown of Bint Jbeil at the height of one of the key battles of the July War, he was a fearsome warrior who exemplified all of the qualities we’ve come to know and love about the Lebanese Islamic Resistance and then some. Steadfast, committed, patriotic and Husseini with a brilliant military mind, Bazzi spearheaded the operation that saw two ‘Israeli’ occupiers captured and eight others sent to the hellfire just before the aggression began in Summer 2006. The bodies of two of those Zio-terrorists, Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev, were ultimately utilized by Hizbullah as bargaining chips to free Hizbullah Commander Samir Quntar (R.A.), monumental Hizbullah intelligence operative Nissim Nisr and hundreds of other Lebanese and Arab abductees in the epic prisoner exchange with ‘Israel’ in 2008. Speaking simply and directly, it was the hands of Bazzi who ripped off the shackles of the Dean of the Liberated Detainees From ‘Israeli’ Prisons (Quntar)–two years after his martyrdom like the Bint Jbeil native accomplished the feat from beyond this realm. Subhan’ALLAH. Continue reading RIP To The Prince of The Battlefield: Hizbullah Commander Khaled Bazzi Was Martyred By ‘Israel’ On This Day 12 Years Ago
by Jonathan Azaziah
This is the story of martyred Iraqi moujahid Hussnayn al-Sa’adi of Harakat Hizbullah al-Nujaba, may he rest in power and in dignity and be appreciated by the Angels (A.S.) until the end of time. He was martyred in Syria on February 2nd, 2015 and it is a story that has never been told before up until now. The reason for writing it at this very moment in time is rather simplistic: We are in the midst of the first 10 days of the Muharram, that painful time when we relive the suffering of Imam Hussein (A.S.) and the Karbala 72, as well as reflect on how the sacrifices made on Youm al-Ashoura 680 A.D. (61 A.H.) affect us all today when thrown against the backdrop of the current geopolitical landscape. So what better time to recount the life of a Shahid as Husseini as Hussnayn al-Saadi than this one?! Born in Kufa and raised in Karbala, Hussnayn would begin his life as a moujahid at the tender age of 18 when the American-Zionist aggression was launched against Iraq. He joined the ranks of the Mahdi Army before heading towards Asa’ib Ahlul Haq and was known for his fiery demeanor, love of Palestine and passion for the Holy Qur’an, attributes which he put to good use on the battlefield, hyping up his fellow fighters in the confrontation against the invaders. Hussnayn would partake in liberating Basra from US-British occupation as well as several key battles in and around Baghdad. Continue reading RIP Iraqi Moujahid Hussnayn al-Sa’adi: Nubl And Al-Zahra Will Never Forget Your Heroic Sacrifice