Jump to content
Guests can now reply in ALL forum topics (No registration required!) ×
Guests can now reply in ALL forum topics (No registration required!)
In the Name of God بسم الله


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by Cyan_Garamond

  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 rei
  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 comb
  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 ex
  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, whi
  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.
  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
  16. Well he has known relations to Neocons from what I understand. I was just wondering if there was any truth to what he claimed regarding the politicization of the Hawza. Anyhow, there is only little hope for an honest and objective answer to this.
  17. I already know that, but do you think there is even an inkling of truth to what he has said? If you do not want to discuss that, please do not post on this thread. Thanks.
  18. That's a little too harsh Haji. She did all the household chores for her in-law family, but that was unfair given that they themselves did nothing according to her. She should only be used as help. The main responsibilities are their's. This is complete abuse. Furthermore, she did all of this, yet received nothing but inhuman rude treatment and no gratitude for her services. If they would share the burden with her (and it was their burden not her's) and show her some appreciation and treat her as one of the family, not a slave to be worked; things would surely be a lot different.
  19. Born in Qom, Iran, as the son of a grand ayatollah, Mehdi Khalaji knows what the long path to Shiite scholarship looks like. His father dreamed that he might someday join the ranks of these high scholars as an ayatollah, and from 1986 to 2000, Khalaji studied theology and jurisprudence in the traditional city center. Almost a decade after a difficult decision to leave and pursue his work in journalism independent scholarly research, Khalaji, now a senior fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, spoke with Foreign Policy's Elizabeth Dickinson about what life in the seminary is l
  20. I think it would be better to say I have Anglo-Saxon cultural influence rather than that I am of this group. In the US, if I tell someone I am an Anglo-Saxon, it would be quite funny, believe me.
  21. My conspiracy theory-loving African brother, I have no particular point but post things that would interest the members. My own observation, however, is that Ahmadinejad is weeding out those who are ready to leave him at the first speck of suspicion. In that measure, he has done right. Such people can never be counted on.
  22. After contemplation, only one Iran minister fired Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has revoked his decision to sack three ministers after fears of facing Parliament's vote of confidence for his Cabinet. After a weeklong dissension among Iran's ruling system over the president's first deputy pick, Ahmadinejad removed the ministers of intelligence, culture and labor. The three ministers, Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Ejei, Mohammad-Hassan Saffar-Harandi and Mohammad Jahromi, had reportedly opposed the president's decision to appoint Esfandiar Rahim-Mashaei as the first vice president. Mashaei,
  23. Brother Hossain Mehdi can you write shorter and more concise replies. Thanks.
  • Create New...