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Iran’s Ayatollah Ata’ollah Ashrafi Esfahani: An Irreplaceable Light Martyred By The MEK 36 Years Ago Today

by Jonathan Azaziah

When a nation is taught by giants, its only destiny is to tower over its enemies. Iran, in the age of Imam Khomeini’s (R.A.) Islamic Revolution, is such a nation. And Ayatollah Ata’ollah Ashrafi Esfahani (R.A.) was such a giant. Martyred on this day 36 years ago at the elderly age of 80 by MEK terrorists, Esfahani possessed an intellect rarely seen before or since, a love of Islam rivaled only by Sayyed Ruhollah (R.A.) himself and a commitment to not merely resisting Dajjal but prevailing over it and leaving its corrupt, degenerate, hegemonic system in the dust–qualities that inspired generations on top of generations.

It is said that the blood of Abou Zar al-Ghiffari (R.A.) flowed through his ancestors who came to Kermanshah–where he made his home–from Bilad al-Sham’s Jabal Amel, the land that wrote the book on mouqawamah and mumana’a. He was one of the first–if not **THE** first–to call for Imam Khomeini (R.A.) to be made Grand Marja’ in the wake of Ayatollah Sayyed Hossein Borujerdi’s death. Esfahani always said that nobody could be compared to Khomeini (R.A.) and the Imam referred to Esfahani as the “base” and the “spine” of the revolutionary movement in Kermanshah. Continue reading Iran’s Ayatollah Ata’ollah Ashrafi Esfahani: An Irreplaceable Light Martyred By The MEK 36 Years Ago Today

Sayyed Nasrallah Salutes Umm Imad Mughniyeh (R.A.), Reminds Us That Women Are The Foundation Of Resistance

by Jonathan Azaziah

Of course Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah was going to speak about Umm Imad, Hajjeh Amina Salameh (R.A.), who passed away at the age of 80 just a few days ago. Of course it was going to be profound. And of course we were going to be moved by it like houses are moved by tornadoes. This was a big loss–in terms of the emotional impact, not the strategic or operational impact on the Mouqawamah itself–and one that is very close to the Hizbullah Secretary-General’s blessed and pristine heart. Sayyed Abou Hadi revealed that the Matriarch of Mouqawamah (R.A.) was key in establishing several think tanks and foundations affiliated with the Resistance from its earliest days and said that her house was more like Hizbullah’s House, especially after Hajj Redwan’s (R.A.) martyrdom as well as during sensitive periods in intelligence battles with the enemy.

He praised her strength, her steadfastness and her faith, pointing out that anyone who came in contact with her was touched by her seemingly unlimited Nour, and also noted that she was a true moujahida, playing a key role in aiding the Mouqawamah’s psychological warfare operations. The Mother of Martyrs (R.A.) was always present in the homes of the Shouhada, Nasrallah went on, and she gave hope to families in their darkest hours, consoling them, guiding them and providing them with the wisdom they needed to fight on. Continue reading Sayyed Nasrallah Salutes Umm Imad Mughniyeh (R.A.), Reminds Us That Women Are The Foundation Of Resistance

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

Matriarch and Mother of Mouqawamah Finally Joins Her Sons: Rest In Glory To Umm Imad, Hajjeh Amina Salameh (R.A.)

by Jonathan Azaziah

Hajjeh Amina Salameh (R.A.) Umm Imad Mughniyeh. The Matriarch of Mouqawamah. The Mother of Victories and Mother of Martyrs. From her womb, emerged an undefeated nation. Through her hands, the greatest moujahideen since the time of Rasoulallah (S.A.W.W.) were nurtured, raised and sculpted into the architects of triumph; the builders of buildings that rest on a foundation of eternal freedom. Through her words, a special soul, Hajj Redwan (R.A.), was inspired to be the champion Islam required and constructed the School of Fighting used by the Lebanese Islamic Resistance of Hizbullah to this day and hated by the enemies of humanity across the globe. It began with Hajjeh Amina. No woman in the whole of the Ummah apart from Sayyeda Zeenat Zakzaky has sacrificed more in the fight against Zio-Imperialism. Early yesterday, she was finally called home by ALLAH (SWT) to be with her sons and her grandson in a palace in the Akhira so awe-inspiring that very few in all of Islamic history, male or female, revolutionary or aesthetic, can claim a station as high. She was 80 years old.

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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

The Humbleness Of Iran’s Defenders: Major General Sayyari Kisses The Hands Of Ahvaz Hero Moujtaba Muhammadi

by Jonathan Azaziah

This is why Iran is victorious; why we call the Islamic Republic our Magnetic North; and why Imam Khamenei is who we’d follow into the hell-flames if it meant justice for the Moustazafeen would be secured. Pictured here is Major General Habibollah Sayyari, the Coordinating Deputy of the Artesh (Iranian Armed Forces) who also holds the rank of Rear Admiral and formerly commanded both the Iranian Navy and the Iranian Marine Corps, going on live TV to kiss the hands of Moujtaba Muhammadi, the Artesh soldier who saved numerous lives during the US-‘Israeli’-Saudi-Emirati terrorist attack in Ahvaz that murdered and wounded dozens of innocents.

Muhammadi rushed many children and women to safety while also stopping the bleeding of several IRGC commandos who were shot by the ASMLA and ADPF mercenaries. A hero in every sense. That one of the highest ranking military men in the whole of the Iranian security establishment, not to mention a moujahid of the highest order who was instrumental in preventing the fall of the Islamic Revolution during the Imposed War, bows his head and engages in such a gesture towards a soldier of regular rank that diffidently viewed his dauntless actions as merely doing his job in a crisis, is a display of the synergy between the brass and the rank-and-file; the brotherhood that bonds them; and the commitment to Islam that all of Iran’s guardians have, regardless of titles or medals. Continue reading The Humbleness Of Iran’s Defenders: Major General Sayyari Kisses The Hands Of Ahvaz Hero Moujtaba Muhammadi

Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah Electrifies On Ashoura, Tells ‘Israel’ That Its Scheme Is Over And Hizbullah Has Precision Missiles

by Jonathan Azaziah

The moment that we’ve all been waiting for is here: Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah’s Ashoura speech. After 9 days of predominantly religious lectures, the 10th day of Muharram always sees the Two-Time Liberator of Lebanon merge commemorations of Imam Hussein (A.S.) with the current events around the region and GOOD GOD did he deliver! Firing on all cylinders, Sayyed Abou Hadi reminded us all that Aba Abdallah’s (A.S.) famous saying, “Hayhat minna zilla (Us? Humiliated?! Never, ever!)”, is immortal and triumphantly bellowed that the massive crowds in Lebanon’s Dahiyeh and all throughout the Islamicate are a solidification that the blood of Hussein (A.S.) truly prevailed over the sword of the drunkard despot Yazid (L.A.) Continue reading Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah Electrifies On Ashoura, Tells ‘Israel’ That Its Scheme Is Over And Hizbullah Has Precision Missiles

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.)

Muharram From Occupied Kashmir: The Way Of Imam Hussein (A.S.) Is The Way To Azadi

by Jonathan Azaziah

We mourn this month for Imam Hussein and the Karbala 72, the peace, blessings and mercy of ALLAH (SWT) be upon them for eternity, recalling tragic heroes like Abdullah ibn Omayr Abou Wahab al-Kalbi, the Christian-turned-Muslim who was dismembered and beheaded after single-handedly killing dozens of Yazid’s (L.A.) mercenaries; Habib ibn Madhahir al-Assadi, the elderly warrior who led the Imam’s (A.S.) left flank and stayed by his side until martyrdom; Zuhayr ibn Qayn al-Bajali, a man who at first didn’t even want to speak to Aba Abdallah (A.S.), then wound up one of his fiercest defenders and the leader of his left flank as he divorced his own wife to fight with him on the Iraqi plains before being speared to death by Shimr’s (L.A.) savages; and many, many others. Continue reading Muharram From Occupied Kashmir: The Way Of Imam Hussein (A.S.) Is The Way To Azadi

Zaria Is Karbala: Sheikh Zakzaky, Now Unjustly Imprisoned For 33 Months, Embodies The Spirit Of Muharram

by Jonathan Azaziah

It is fitting that holy and somber Muharram comes just as we hit month 33–it is beyond an abomination of humanity that it has gone on this long–of Sheikh Ibrahim Yaqoub al-Zakzaky’s unjust and entirely punitive imprisonment by the Nigerian ZOG. Along with thirsty and besieged Yemen and Gaza, there isn’t a place in the world that so similarly resembles Karbala on Ashoura more than the Nigerian Shi’a heartland of Zaria and there is no man whose sacrifices are so closely akin to those of Imam Hussein’s (A.S.) than the Islamic Movement of Nigeria’s saintly leader. When we flashback to the Nigerian military’s savage and psychopathic attack against the innocents of the Husseiniyyah Baqiyatullah on December 12th-14th, 2015, in which over 1,000 Nigerian Shi’a were slaughtered, the 10th of Muharram in the year 680 becomes as vivid as if it was happening again right here… Right now… Right in front of your face. Continue reading Zaria Is Karbala: Sheikh Zakzaky, Now Unjustly Imprisoned For 33 Months, Embodies The Spirit Of Muharram