by Jonathan Azaziah
Massive, defiant protests all around the world today for International Al-Quds Day, from the besieged Gaza Strip to the Syrian Arab Republic, Iraq to the Islamic Republic of Iran, occupied Kashmir to Sheikh Zakzaky’s Nigeria and beyond, but nobody, and I mean NOBODY, rocked it like Yemen. Bombarded by Dönmeh Al-Saud’s warplanes, starved by the US-UK-Zionist-Saudi siege, attacked from all sides by ISIS, AQAP and fugitive troll-stooge Hadi’s goons, but the Yemeni people marched for Palestine like all this chaos and terror wasn’t even there, because as I rhymed on the seventh track of my record “Felicity Of The Oppressed” earlier this year, “Falasteen is Yemen’s Heart”!!! And the demos in Sanaa were especially gorgeous as the moujahideen of Ansarullah and their committed supporters also happily waved Hizbullah’s flags and giant portraits of Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, for in the eyes of the Yemeni Islamic Resistance–and truly, all free, resistant people–there is nothing on this Earth that upholds the Palestinian cause, exemplifies the spirit of our Mouqawamist-Liberationist struggle and signals the inevitable death of ‘Israel’ like Hizbullah. Nothing at all. Yemenis view Sayyed Abou Hadi as their leader in the same light that they view Sayyed Abdul Malik al-Houthi, because each hero is cut from the same Resistance cloth of Anti-Zionism, Anti-Imperialism, Khomeiniism, Love of Martyrdom and a commitment to Palestine’s total liberation that is embedded in their angelic souls. If the toothlessness of the mainstream discourse on Palestine has you depressed, wary and just fed up, let the beauty and the steadfastness of the heroic Yemeni people pick up your spirits and take your breath away. I know that’s exactly what I’m going to do. #LongLiveYemen #LongLiveAnsarullah #LongLiveHizbullah #LabaykahYaNasrallah #QudsDay2016 #Ta7yaFalasteen
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!