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  1. Salaams, There are time to time rumors that this person or that is a member of this supposed secret society. For example, people have been accusing Ahmadinejad, Esfandiyar Rahim-Mashai, etc. of being part of this society, among others. Now I have no idea if such accusations are true or not; but, my question is why is wrong to be part of such a society? Is it illegal? Is there any substantial basis for the allegation that they desire to hasten the Return of the Imam (AF) by increasing sins and vice and social turmoil? As far as I know, it was a movement to combat errant Bahai believes and reinforce traditional Shia Islamic thoughts, ethics and beliefs in Iran. It was lead by Sheikh Mahmoud Halabi, who was a disciple of Mirza Mehdi Gharavi Isfahani, from whom came 'maktab-e-tafkik' in Mashhad (that's another matter of course). So what is really the issue here?
  2. If these are really the things that Ayatollah Khomeini taught, then very few Muslims would oppose it. In realizing these ideas however, there have been many difficulties. He started a process to make Muslims feel proud of themselves and their spiritual heritage. Unfortunately, along the way, it seems there was much suffering. As for Bahais, it is the conviction of the Shia Muslims that they are a deviant goal started by Western Imperial powers. Those who themselves are Bahai may not realize it, but this is the view of Shias. Also, even before the Revolution there were many efforts in combating the Bahai beliefs by the Shia Clergy and others.
  3. It makes my lungs tired. I'd prefer a nice cigar personally. Lol this guy...
  4. I would guess that it is the Nematollahi Gonabadis and Ahle Haqq that are most numerous then? I don't mean to be rude, but... Firoozabadi is quite... fat.. for a military general lol.
  5. Hold your tongue you ignorant swine. There are lots of 'Shirazi ulama' in both Iraq and Iran, including the Holy City of Qom, like Sayyid Sadiq Shirazi. They are part and parcel of the Shia clerical establishment for 100s of years. Your ignorance of that makes you irrelevant, not them. As for their support or disapproval of the Lebanese Hezbollah, I do not think the main marja, Sayyid Sadiq, is opposed to them; and I am sure he supports the legitimate struggle of Muslim peoples all over the world, including Palestinian and Lebanese Resistance. A few disagreements here and there, if they exist, do not mean they are 'against it'.
  6. More than 200 Jewish extremists have reportedly entered al-Aqsa Mosque, positioning themselves inside the holy site, allegedly to perform religious rituals. According to a statement released by the Al-Aqsa Foundation for Endowment and Heritage, the incursion was "significant". The foundation has called on Muslims, Arabs and all Palestinians to take action in support of the mosque. The attack comes amidst Tisha B'Av, also known as "The Ninth of Av" -- a Jewish fasting day in commemoration of the destruction of the two Temples. The occasion falls on the ninth day of the Hebrew month of Av, which usually coincides with late July or mid-August. The First Temple was built by King Solomon and was considered the most sacred site in ancient Judaism. It was destroyed when the Babylonians pillaged Jerusalem (al-Quds) in 586 BCE. According to Jewish accounts, the construction of the Second Temple was completed in 516 BCE on the site of the First Temple but was destroyed during the Roman siege of Jerusalem in 70 CE. The destruction of the two Temples allegedly took place on the same day -- the ninth of Av -- but about 656 years apart. The storming of al-Aqsa Mosque -- a holy site in the eyes of many Muslims -- has drawn anti-Israeli condemnation. Former Palestinian minister for al-Quds affairs, Hatem Abdel Qader, has warned that the Israeli government is "playing with fire" by allowing far-right Jewish groups to put the mosque in harm's way. Abdel Qader resigned from his post last month after he censured the acting Palestinian Authority for neglecting al-Quds. He says the Salam Fayyad government refuses to uphold its commitments to the city, which is undergoing a difficult period. According to Abdel Qader, the Palestinian Finance Ministry "contributes nothing to the effort to keep the residents on their land." http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=10203...ionid=351020202
  7. Did they say anything while people like Ruholamin's son were having their skulls busted? Hah, too little too late? Damage has been done... but better late than never. Don't you think all this warrants an internal investigation into the nature of the power and activities of the security forces?
  8. I find it interesting that Gen. Yahya Rahim-Safavi's brother is Seyed Ghahreman Safavi, the leader of the Safaviyya Sufi Order. Is this order common amongst top brass? Is this the true order of Shah Ishmail?
  9. A powerful Principlist faction has warned the Iranian President against acting 'contrary to the will of the people' and 'the call of religious leaders'. The Islamic Engineers Society said in a Tuesday letter to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that he had 'acted against his own interests' by appointing Esfandyar Rahim-Masha'i as head of the presidential office. Ahmadinejad had initially appointed Rahim-Masha'i as the first vice president, a post he resigned from after the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, sent a handwritten note to the office of the president on the issue. However, Rahim-Masha'i was later named the head of the presidential office, sparking a fresh row between Ahmadinejad and his supporters and opponents. Intelligence Minister Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Eje'i was dismissed for allegedly opposing the appointment of Rahim-Masha'i as first vice president. “It is notable to ask why Rahim-Masha'i is not dismissed despite the Leader's demand while some of the ministers are sacked because of their opposition to your decision,” the letter read. “It seems you want to be the sole speaker and do not want to hear other voices… therefore it is our duty to convey to you the voice of the people,” the letter said. The Principlist faction said it had previously warned Ahmadinejad in a private letter against his acts 'taken without any insight'. The powerful faction said Ahmadinejad's decision had 'frustrated his supporters' and 'caused divisions'. The letter warned that Ahmadinejad's inattention to the advice of the Leader and the country's religious leaders would have dire consequences and 'ultimately lead to the formation of a deviant sect'. The Islamic Engineers Society asked Ahmadinejad to contemplate what happened to former Iranian prime minister Mohammad Mosaddeq and former president Abolhassan Banisadr 'whose opposition to the country's religious leaders' ultimately led to their overthrow. http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=101853
  10. Well in a government, there are various branches. When the men with arms get too powerful and independent, there is always the chance that they will someday take power for themselves. I hope that is not the case here.
  11. The Guards will soon pick the Caliph. I was always proud of a powerful Shia military force, but it's a dangerous matter.
  12. They were not Shia seminary students... I give up with you people. Nevermind.
  13. Bro that is not the case. These medical sciences are thousands of years old and tried and tested. Their origin is surely divine and taught by the Prophets. Many of them, like cupping, were strongly advocated and practiced by Ahle Bait (as). The focus of these sciences is to use certain natural (as opposed to laboratory-made synthetic) ingredients and techniques to restore the balance of the mind and body, as the root of illness is imbalance. Thus, it is a kind of preventive medicine.
  14. We've been through all this before and the repetition is beyond boring. Instead of saying this is true for this reason, that is false for that reason; all you people can repeat ad nauseum is "This is ridiculous propaganda from Zionists and their servants..". Well as has been stated, it's obvious the man has a grudge and works for some American Think Tank. Now then, what about the content?? If you don't want to say anything about the topic and merely want to talk about the person, do us a favor and get lost.
  15. Montazeri is not against an Islamic system of governance; he simply has different ideas regarding it and the people's role in administering it; all of which stems from his interpretation of the Sirah of the Holy Prophet and Imams (as). You have no certain knowledge what the silence of the Maraje means. You just want to believe, and want others to believe, it means they agree whereas it is entirely possible that they may many times be silent for the unity of Shias and stability of Islamic Iran. Furthermore, Sheikhs Makarem-Shirazi, Lutfullah Safi, Vahid Khorasani (HA) have spoken out recently urging fairness and justice regarding elections, the abuse and detention of protestors and the persecution of Muslims in Xinjiang, China. However, they are not men who will destroy the system for minor disagreements, yet those disagreements may still very well exist.
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