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  1. I will be attending a talk this weekend which will address the Muslim's role (if any) in politics. I'm assuming the talk will limit itself to British politics, but what I've written below applies to (secular) Muslim majority countries as well. There are three aspects to answering this question: Religiously, we need to asses the role of one's world view viz his/her interaction with society The intellectual foundations of political activity of Muslims living in the West/East What I call the 'Clash of the Paradigms', which deals with the religious movements' failure to provide practical solutions to society's needs. I will touch on the first aspect in this post, the rest will follow after I've attended the event. The Religious Aspect Society plays a direct role in the spiritual development of a believer, since there are a number of existential perfections¹ that are unattainable unless one cooperates and interacts with others. An individuals' worldview is key to correct behaviour that will ensure those spiritual stations are achieved. For the materialists, however, technological development and pursuing worldly pleasures is the only perfection, and his behaviour will reflect that accordingly. A religious person with a superficial faith in God, will have his eyes set on pleasures in the afterlife. He is motivated to adhere to religious laws, because he knows it's his key to enter paradise and avoid hell-fire². True perfection, however, lies in attaining nearness to God. This worldview encourages the believer to search out and attain behaviours that will bring him nearness, and avoid everything that might create a barrier and veil between him and his Lord. Therefore, correct religious knowledge is essential to correct behaviour, in turn ensuring correct faith. As a person progresses in this path, he will realise that higher levels of perfection will require bigger sacrifices and harder struggles. Only those with strong resolve, patience and a true yearning for that closeness to God will ensure he evolves spiritually³. The articles of faith ('aqeedah) are essential to shaping a person's world view and behaviours. A person who believes in the separation of religion and political activity, will not be motivated to pursue the establishment of social justice in this world. He has his eyes set on the afterlife, and will focus on the personal religious duties (to the minutest details) to ensure he avoids hell-fire. He will tell himself that it's the religious establishment's responsibility to sort out all his problems. Unfortunately, he would have most likely inherited this worldview from said religious establishment (his parents would ensure this reactionary vision is ingrained in his mind). In order for us to contribute to society and interact at the socio-political levels, we will have to correct this superficial view of our faith, and move towards a deeper understanding of its concepts. The one-dimensional understanding of Islamic doctrines, where the emphasis is on juristic laws and personal religious duties (which have become rituals in most cases), is limiting us as individuals as well as communities in the diaspora. Ideologically, western concepts have taken over and dominated our thinking, where Islamic doctrines have failed to fill that gap, that yearning for a deeper understanding of the world. And once a person's worldview is confused with neo-liberal concepts, it becomes an uphill struggle to 1) change that worldview, and 2) for that person to live by an Islamic understanding of the world. Even in Muslim majority countries, you will find this to be the dominant trend. Individual Muslims performing their obligatory religious duties, yet refrain from social contributions and cooperation, not due to any physical hindrances or lack of talents, but because their worldview is focused on 'material' gains in the afterlife! In short, if we are serious about a revival of the stagnant state we are in, and are keen to contribute positively at the socio-political level (in the UK or elsewhere), we need to correct our worldview first, move away from legends, falls concepts and outright fabrications, and truly believe that with sincerity we can change the world ('O ye who believe! If ye help Allah, He will help you and will make your foothold firm' -47:7). Once we, as a collective, appreciate that this isn't utopian fantasy talk, that our purpose is to evolve in the 'arc of ascent' towards perfection, we'll start to realise that this is only achievable if we characterise ourselves with the divine Names. Once this mindset is widely accepted, and becomes part of the collective subconscious, the idea of social justice will manifest itself naturally and organically, as each individual will have become a physical manifestation of the divine Name 'The Just'. ¹ I have spoken about this in detail in my other blog here. ² '..., and a group worshipped God out of desire for paradise, and that is the worship of tradesmen;...' - part of a narration by Imam Ali (as) in Nahjul Balaghah, Vol4, pg53 (Arabic edition) ³ Some people are willing to dedicate some of their time, usually at a personal level, however refrain from spending their money when the need arises. That is because his docility is limited, which in turn is due to the low goal he has set himself.
  2. Can someone confirm if the news article that I'm ready below is propaganda, made up anti-iran stuff? And if its not, can someone clarify the bold below? If it did happen, is there proper justification? In reference to one of the worst mass executions in the modern history of the Middle East, being carried by the government officials, Montazri stated that “So, now, without their having carried out any new activities (the prisoners), we execute them. This means that all of us screwed up, our entire judicial system is wrong”. He talks about a 15 years old girl being executed because she liked her brother who was also executed. Amnesty International estimates that in the summer of 1988, the overall number of people executed were 4,500. Some estimates reach as high as over 30,000 people. He adds “In Esfahan, a pregnant woman was among them [those massacred]. In Esfahan they executed a pregnant woman.... [In clerical jurisprudence] one must not execute a woman even if she is a mohareb (enemy of God). “I reminded [the Supreme Leader] of this, but he said they must be executed. In the month of Moharram, at least in the month of Moharram, the month of God and the Prophet, it shouldn’t be like this. At least feel some shame before Imam Hussein. Cutting off all meetings and suddenly engaging in such butchery, dragging them out and Bang! Bang!!! Does this happen anywhere in the world? ...” Montazeri’s audio points to one of the worst crimes against humanity committed in modern history and it continues to occur. It points to the means that the government uses to control the population and silence opposition. It also points to the interconnectedness of Shiite Islam, power and authoritarianism, and it points to the dominance of the IRGC, intelligence, Khamenei and their loyalists. For more details and nuances you can read full version on Here. _______________________ Dr. Majid Rafizadeh is an American political scientist, business advisor, best-selling author, and the president of the International American Council on the Middle East. Harvard-educated, Rafizadeh serves on the advisory board of Harvard International Review. An American citizen, he is originally from Iran and Syria, lived most of his life in Iran and Syria till recently. He is a board member of several significant and influential international and governmental institutions, and he is native speaker of couple of languages including Arabic and Persian. He also speaks English and Dari, and can converse in French, Hebrew. You can sign up for Dr. Rafizadeh’s newsletter for the latest news and analyses on HERE. You can also order his books on HERE. You can learn more about Dr. Rafizadeh on HERE. You can contact him at Dr.rafizadeh@post.harvard.edu or follow him at @Dr_Rafizadeh. Follow Dr. Majid Rafizadeh on Twitter: www.twitter.com/Dr_Rafizadeh
  3. People used to look to identity as a unifying force around a particular political project, or social endeavour, in order to protect the interest of a group. However, some view identity to be the biggest hindrance to progress (anywhere), and the most negative heritage that would lead a people to conflicts with no end or solution in sight. In fact, it is a drain of resources (human and natural), and it has taken us Arabs/Muslims (in the Middle East) in the opposite direction to the movement of history. I'm in the process of proposing a new Political Theory, the basis of which will be an effort to unite around a common future goal, best suited for the progress of our (Middle Eastern) society (or any society struggling for justice), to enable us to compete amongst the most advanced nations of the world. The conflicts in the Middle East, especially the one initiated by what became known as the 'Arab Spring', are conflicts that pit one identity against the other, with policies purposely absent, so that foreign policies take advantage of the situation and are forced upon us. As a result, instead of different factions debating political theories and social projects, we have a never-ending struggle of religious and ideological identities. These religions and ideologies, have been emptied of their socio-political essences and revolutionary progressive ideas, so it should come as no surprise that their opinions matter very little to the rest of the world (if they ever show opinions on things that matter!). Throughout religious history, we have examples of socio-political struggle between progressive revolutionaries and the establishment. When Jesus (as) came to revolt against the status-quo of his time, he didn't do so by attaching himself to an existing identity. The Christian identity was established once people started following the teachings of Jesus Christ (as). The same applied to the early Muslims of the Arabian Peninsula, who became Muslim not to be part of an existing identity, but to destroy the status-quo. The Islamic movement came as a social project to 'islamize' the people, and not for it to be carried as an identity. The current conflicts in the region (and many other parts of the world) revolve around identities, with total absence of their original Islamic or Christian essence, i.e. a lack of understanding of the deep and rich meanings that sit at the root of these labels. As a result, they lack understanding of what these ideologies offer in terms of socio-political change. The majority of people in our region have inherited an identity, it is but a few who are truly religious. What I hope to achieve with this new Political Theory is to return to 'Traditional Humanism', which is no different to the True Islam (in the general prophetic evolutionary sense), to propose a fresh and enlightening socio-political project that would benefit everyone. Any reformist project must look back at history, revolt against any negative inheritance that has been accumulated over the years, and learn from the experiences of our ancestors. We are not responsible for our ancestor's deeds, but we can build on them and work towards more perfect policies and social behaviours, setting an examples to the rest of the world. This cannot be achieved whilst hiding behind an inherited identity. Those who hide behind religious identities, have forgotten or misunderstood the true meaning and message of their faith, and instead are behaving more like infighting tribes. Religious and sectarian infighting is the beginning of the end of religion (as was the case in the European wars of religion in the 16th century, that lead to the enlightenment and Europe's eventual secularism). This project is a revolt against inherited religions, because all that remains today are inherited religious identities, filled with fanaticism, and devoid of any sacred, social, political, or economical essence and intelligence.
  4. I hope you are all in the best of health and in the best of Imaan. Also, Ramadhan Mubarak to you all. So, I'm interested in understanding the extent of the political authority of a marja. We all know that according to usooli belief it is incumbent upon an individual to do the taqleed of a marja and waajib upon him to abide by the laws of fiqh as set down by the marja. We also have a famous saying that taqleed is in fiqh, not aqaid (beliefs). So, those limits are pretty clear but what is often not clear is the political authority a marja commands. Now, part of answering this question goes back to the raging debates we've had over the years on Wilayatul Faqih and Iran and, if possible, I'd like to avoid those. Instead, I'd like you to answer three simple questions:1. Can a marja ask me to kill someone? Is it incumbent upon me to obey him - even if I don't necessarily agree with him on the reasoning or if he actually doesn't even give one? We have the opinion by many scholars that the hudud cannot be implemented or an offensive war cannot be initiated except in the presence of a ma'soom. Will the murder of a single individual, then, follow in the same vein (as a war is basically killing people in the plural and in this case you're killing just one person?) Also, I know that someone do hold the belief that this is not necessary so I'm only interested in the opinion of those scholars who do deem the presence of ma'soom necessary in the above two situations. 2. If a marja endorses someone in an election, for example, is it wajib for me to vote for them?3. How much political authority do they command in general? In particular, I'm interested in the famous tobacco fatwa of Iran, where a marja banned tobacco for what seemed to be purely political reasons. Was he allowed to do that? Is there a difference of opinion on this? Also, let's assume that the above hypotheticals involve a marja who is not the head of a Islamic government under which you live (so, someone like Ayatollah Seestani and not Ayatollah Khamenaei as the existence of an Islamic government and the stature of the individual ruling as the haakim would muddle the discussion. Now, I also know that some believe that the authority of an Islamic government, like the one established in Iran, is not restricted to those living within the physical borders of the country - and thus any command from Ayatollah Khamenaei, for example, is incumbent upon all Shi'as, and not just those who do his taqlid or those living in Iran and, again, this is a whole topic on its own so I'd like to assume, for the purpose of this discussion, that that is not the case. PS: Once again, I'd like to remind you that while it's obvious that discussion of the theory of wilayatul faqih will inevitably be required in answering my question, I would prefer it if we didn't make this thread just about the theory, or about Iran and its implementation of the idea. Also, while I have singled out Ayatollah Seestani as I am his muqallid and wants to know what he believes is obligatory for me, I do want to know the variety of opinions that are out there, including those of Ayatollah Khomeini and Ayatollah Khamenaei (just with the assumptions I have put forth - so, in a hypothetical world where they were not the heads of states of an Islamic government in Iran).
  5. Salam aleykum to all During all the time I watched how many brothers and sisters having to much discussion each other and im really shocked sometimes. A brother on Facebook defend Palestinians and then some other Shia Brothers say "Israel should bomb those Bakris" or "Hezbollah and Iran are not Shia and are not helping my faith". Im not a friend of the Sunni way and also not a big supporter of Khamenei or Nasrallah (I still support Hezbollah and Islamic Iran), but how can you call yourself Shia Muslim and wish the death to Palestinians and call others who follow Khamenei and Nasrallah as Batris and insult them? How we can call ourselve Shia Muslim if we can not like eachother, because some follow a Marja and some not, because one is pro Palestinian and one not, because one is pro tatbir and one not? We should respect each other and not insult us because of politics. Every man have his opinion thats true, but not lets forget that there are also many Palestinians who appreciatte the support from Shia Muslim and Palestinians are not only Sunnis, there were also some Palestinian Shia and some live in Lebanon or Syria. Palestinian Christians are suffering also under zionist opression and must hide their Palestinian Identity as "Israeli Arab". Shia Muslims should also know that Zionists and there media is making fun about our beloved Prophets Isa and Mohammad (pbut) (its also a insult for Christians if Prophet Isa is being insulted by Israelis). We are lovers from the Ahlul Bayt and the Ahlul Bayt is against injustice. Remember when Imam Ali helped a poor old blind Christian man. Remember when Imam Hussein even asked his enemies for water for his son? The Ahlul Bayt teached us not to curse and insult our enemies. The Ahlul Bayt teached us to deal with generosity, to help, being without hate and envy, being friendly even in front of a enemy, not to judge etc. Yes Abu Bakr, Umar, Aisha, Uthman, Muawiya, Yazid they destroyed the view of Islam and I dont like them for what they did, but cursing Sunnis is not a solution just a foolish act like the enemies of the Ahlul Bayt did. We should ignore the insults and judges from Sunnis and go our own way. Its enough to answer normal and nice without insulting and curse. How we should teach the people about the Ahlul Bayt if we are being dividing us. Before we judge Sunnis, Christians, Atheists and other religions or non believers, we should first judge ourself.
  6. (salam) In spite of the fact that Nawaz Sharief is considered puppet of Saudi Arab and Saudi Arab helped him a lot in his personal capacity, Pakistan is only providing assurance for support for Saudi Arab if its integrity is endangered. What Saudi Arab was/is/will be expecting is that Pakistan send its troops in Saudi Arab for fight against Yemen Houthi group and other enemies of Saudi regime. It is good that in spite of so much international pressure Pakistan has chosen its way intelligently and refused to be part of any international game. The drama of Islamic coalition forces was made to trap countries like Pakistan to force them to work for Saudi regime but amazingly a wise decision from Pakistan came that Pakistan is with the integrity of Saudi Arab but not with the Saudi Arab regime.
  7. Assalomaliekum to all of my brothers and sisters, As we all are aware that the opposition is tightening its position with false news creating hatred, false information and a disunity among muslims around the world. The biggest problem is that there are no blogs/news agencies except the few making a least impact to counter the falsehood of biased media. To ensure the mandatory voice of the muslims around the world are clearly heard and the message of rightness travels among the internet users, I thought to start a news blog targeting the niche of Middle East particularly to start a media war against the Zionist and the great Satanic plots to dominate media. I have a plan and looking for a number of volunteers representing their countries. Placements: Writers/BloggersVideo/Audio EditorsDesignersDevelopersMarketing Peopleand anything you could think of would help us outInitially, we are just looking for a set of volunteers to kick start this holy media war against the devilish plots. To fulfill this, we are looking for a perfect foundation. I haven't a bought a domain yet but has registered for the hosting package. I'm really looking for a baseeji media army and media enthusiasts to join us in this war against oppression. Kickstart: The idea is to have a number of volunteers ready to represent their nation. Initially, some content writers could help us get on what we are looking for in a bigger picture. If its worth it, pin this topic for a week so that it could be highlighted among enthusiasts in the political section. Alhamudullilah, Wassalam
  8. بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته It has been said that one of the signs before Imam Medhi(Aj) is the Yemani rising in Yemen to defeat the Sufyani in Syria. There are a few theories I have heard of: 1. Scholars suggest that the only authentic hadiths in regards to the precursors before Imam al Mehdi(Aj) is the callings from the skies. (I have heard that one of these scholars was Sayed Khoi). 2. There is too much evidence to deny it. Yemen that is poor and has nothing compared to Saudi Arabia is winning against them to the extent that they have destroyed some of their bases. Turkey is also gathering terrorists in Syria to try destabilise it(apparently there is a Hadith that shows Turkey involved with destabilising Syria) and others. 3. ^ From this there are 2 theories - 1. The Yemenis are doing this themselves and the Tyrannical Terrorists. 2. The Yemenis are taking orders from the Yemani that has not yet declared himself but he is here, the Sufyani is giving orders and is behind the terrorists and the objective to destabilise Syria in order for himself to rein. 4. Leave it to Allah Swt if it happens it happens if it doesn't it doesn't. 5. As Muslims we shouldn't deny evidence and should be aware if something is going to happen or not. 6. When the Yemeni comes he is going to call all the Shia to Yemen. Allahu 3alam. If you all could add your knowledge and wisdom to this topic I would be greatful. جزاك الله خير
  9. This kind of thread has probably been done 100 times but it's important to know how to organize so if you have any ideas please do state. As Shia Muslims we must organize under: - Politics - Intelligence (Long stretch but have a intelligence that helps and looks out for our community) - Education (make sure we as a community are well educated especially in the west we're lucky enough) - Entertainment (in terms of having an influence also there as well) - Media - A certain form of secrecy Also Lobbying by having our own lobbies in government striving to help our community have a voice. I might gets some backlash for mentioning Entertainment but we also need show ourselves in such a way where it distances us from the terrorists. If anyone else has idea's then please do state them. Peace be with you all, Syeduddin
  10. Salam 3aleykom Hi, I am new here. I am an ex-sunni before I move on to the topic I would like to say why i left sunni islam. I have always been a believer, I have never had a doubt about there being a God. I was never a religious person and my family is a very mixed and non religious one. Since I read the first few pages of the Quran, I knew these were not the words of a man, but someone divine and that Islam is the true religion. I also have been following world politics and am a deep thinker about issues, and this led me to connect almost every aspect in my life to what is true and false. It all is connected and makes perfect sense in politics, religion, science, art and culture. We have true and false. I came to realize politically that sunnis align themselves with the enemies of Islam. knowingly or not they are on the wrong side. And if you notice to what the zionists are targeting, it is mainly the Shiaa countries. Bahrain is not a threat as long as the KSA backed minority sunnis are in control. Iraq is gone. Yemen is almost gone. And the only reason they are after Syria now is because they want to stop the supply route to Hezbullah. So it makes sense that the target of the dajjal's system has to be the truth. Another reason i switched to Shiasm is because, I can compare today's corruption and lies, to history's and understand how it could have been the same way 1000 years ago. I guess sunni leadership has always been corrupt. today's sunni leadership are drunken homosexual pedophiles. They usurped the muslim nation's money and use it fund a fitna. They even demolished the obelisk pillar which represents satan in the hajj and erected a meaningless wall to throw pebbles at. now to the topic I wanted to talk about...... Can we pleaaaaaaaaase stop trying to convince the world "there is a God", "Islam is right", Shiasm is right, sunnis are wrong" I am tired of these useless debates. There is absolutely no point! Please understand only God and that person can change his mind, and you are wasting you breath and energy. If a person is sincerely asking then we could help him understand. But if someone is arguing, then he has no sincerity in understanding and is there just to fight you. As a person who recently and late in life has become religious, when I go online to learn more about Islam, almost every Sheikh I listen to talks about why Islam is right, or proofs that there is a God. I already believe in God, so all this convincing is pointless information for me. what I would like to learn is more about Islamic law for example, or how to battle anger and impatience. How to act in a society. I listen to Sheikh Ammar Nakshawani and other Sheikhs and I respect them to the upmost, but even they spend the majority of their lectures just trying to prove or convince us that Shiasm is the truth. As a person who already agrees 100% with that belief... Too much time in lectures are given to these topics and I am not learning anything. We need to stop trying to convince everyone and just start trying to learn how to be better muslims :) Thank you.
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  12. I often wonder why there is so much squabbling over who deserved to be the first Caliph. I mean, beyond the sectarian religious arguments concerning right of successorship, what would Ali have done in terms of policy-making that would've been significantly different to what Abu Bakr did? Eventually, Imam Ali became the 4th Caliph anyway. How did he govern? Was he a proponent of big government, socially or economically? How did he approach welfare, housing, healthcare, employment, business? What was the amount he levied on lower class and higher class income? How did he deal with foreign nations? Did he believe in the right of a nations' sovereignty? I.e. not imposing one's values on another nation? Did he debate any issue in the legislature or put out a referendum on any issue? Or was it strictly authoritarian? It would help a great deal if someone could provide a short historical insight as to how his government operated.
  13. "There is evidence at least 20 prominent paedophiles - including former MPs and government ministers - abused children for "decades", a former child protection manager has claimed." BBC Credit: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-28203914 Wow what a world we live in!! May Allah bring justice on that which is deserved inshAllah!
  14. Salam brothers and sisters. I have a essay im going to write and in this essay im going to be talking about how NAFTA is bad for north america. ie job losses. Im having trouble wording my thesis, can someone help me write a 1-2 sentence strong thesis based on NAFTA being bad for North america, but a little more specific. Thank you so much brothers and sisters and bless you all. oh sorry, im arguing that since mexico joined NAFTA, there are way more job losses in north america due to everything being made in mexico. So basically NAFTA is a bad thing for Canada and U.S. Thats basically what my argument is, but i would like it to be, um better written and into a good structured, strong theisis, with maybe a little more detail, because im not to good at writing it. Sorry for being so specific, its just that im having a lot of difficulty in writing a really good theisis and its been stressing me out because the thesis part of the essay is due tomorrow. And again thank you so much and bless you all. An example of a good thesis i found online (i cant use this obiously) NAFTA has sent our manufacturing jobs over seas, driven our economy to the brink of bankruptcy and lowered the standard of living for the majority of Canadians while allowing trade partners to block our products sales in their countries with unfair tariffs leaving us on a downward spiral to feudal system which was the intent of free trade agreements around the world
  15. From a new paper by two political scientists:
  16. Assalamu aleykum wa rahmatulahi wa barakatu, I am intrigued by how much our Shia activist Mehdi Hasan is allowed to say globally on AlJazeera and be a Host! on topics about Hezbollah, Morsi and even Bashar as well as the Sunni/Shia divide and other topics on a channel owned by our opposition. I do not understand how he is allowed to give the Shia view of things LIVE on an American/Israeli/GodKnowsWhat Mainstream Television channel that is even available on American cable TV "Foxtel" ! If anyone could explain I would be greateful, Jazakallah.
  17. David Cameron has promised an in or out EU referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union if the Tories win the 2015 election. I want to know what your vote would be, and why? A majority seem to be willing to exit completely, but I'm unsure whether or not their arguments hold validity. The political party UKIP are trending public opinion on this issue, and it appears Eurosceptics outnumber Europhiles. Would it be economically unwise to exit completely, or is there a way to find a middle ground? Opinions, please.
  18. (salam) Watched news. Heard that Pakistan is going to negotiate with Taliban to make peace with'em. Wonder how stupid they are. But no. They are actually hypocrites. They have soft corner for Taliban. They don't wanna start a military operation against'em. It were these pseudo-religious and extremist political parties who originated terrorism in Pakistan and let Saudi Arabia lay its foundations. Pakistan is capable of dealing with Taliban easily. Their army's 100 times better than Taliban. But Taliban have spread like cancer. They're in bureaucracy, judiciary, military, politics, society etc. How would they raise hand on their own brothers? Pakistan has been occupied by these lewd terrorists now. Poor state! :( I believe that negotiations with Taliban (and all terrorist organizations) is a dream that can't come true. You can't negotiate with a mad dog. It won't listen to you. It wanna bite you and nothing else. If you wanna keep it as a pet then you're an idiot. It's not a risk. It's an irreversible and unpardonable blunder (you can call it a crime as well). Terrorists are wild dogs and when a puppy goes crazy, it's shot, not cured. Government of Pakistan is going to repent because soon negotiations will prove to be fruitless and then they'll be obliged to eradicate terrorism by beheading these terrorists. Hurrah!
  19. http://news.sky.com/story/1098701/bilderberg-2013-at-watfords-grove-hotel http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10102168/Bilderberg-Group-No-conspiracy-just-the-most-influential-group-in-the-world.html The elusive and secretive Bilderberg group is convening a meeting at the Grove Hotel in Watford, UK from the 6th to the 9th of June, hosting a wide range of dignitaries ranging from political leaders to experts from industry, finance, academia and the media; generally, a forum for important policy making giants from around the world. It is a private event, therefore no journalists are allowed in and security is absurdly tight and strict. The whole problem is that this important gathering is not minuted, completely undocumented. Conspiracy theories are spawned due to this, it naturally raises suspicions. "We Are Change" Youtube channel conspiracy posse have been posting vlogs, updating on the situation and interviewing people, trying to get to the bottom of it all. However, this is a briefing from the official website detailing the topics of discussions. http://www.bilderbergmeetings.org/meeting_2013.html It makes me wonder, surely if the Bilderberg group are as ominous as the conspiracy theorists make them out to be, they wouldn't publicly share the outlines of their discussions? Apparently, the reason why the ordinary folk are restricted from access witnessing the debate / discussion is to give the people in positions of authority the ability to speak candidly without anything they say becoming fodder for the media. I see how this is justified since, allegedly, no policy decisions are made. But how do we know? The conspiracy theorists deem Bilderberg folk the puppeteers of the puppets. Do you think it's complete baloney, that Bilderberg are completely normal? Or is there something more to it than meets the eye?
  20. (bismillah) (salam) Usama Abdul Ghani Said during his lecture @30:30: "If all the ulema go into a valley, and Sayed Ali Khamenei goes into a valley, brothers you go in that valley that Sayed Ali Khamenei goes in!'' Before anyone immediately accuses me of spreading Fitnah or creating divisions within the Shia Islamic Ummah, can everyone this time actually judge this man's absurd and ridiculous statements that he is making here without being blinded from any political bias. What's even worst is how he compares a fallible person such as Mr. Ali Al-Khamanie to the most virtuous and noble Imam; Imam Ali ibn Abi Taleb(as) from the hadith he mentioned a minute earlier to this statement he made. Any thoughts on this? Please keep things civil and do not derail the thread. (wasalam)
  21. Maybe the majority of the Shiachatters are living in non-Muslim and non-Shia(majority) countries. After reading a news article and some topics on here questions arise to which extend Muslims in general are sincere to their societies in which they live. Some demand from Muslims to be politically active in their societies. One major thing is: The majority of Shia Ulama are living in Iraq or Iran. They may not be aware of situation of Muslims in the West or in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Indonesia etc.. although they read news and see what is happening in the West or in countries with non-Shia majority. But they give Fatwas for Shia in those countries as well. Now the question arises: Are we meant to be politically active or religiously? Since both seems to be impossible. Sometimes Muslims have to make agreements with parties to get for example a new mosque built, or new laws in favor of Hijab. Now the same party also support issues which might be against Muslims or Shia. One issue is for example Bahrain: One of the reasons(not the only one) why the West is reluctant in supporting Bahraini uprising is because it fears that it might become another place for Iranian involvment(which openly condemns the West). Another is Afghanistan or Pakistan, in which Shia are sometimes seen as Iranian puppets. As for Sunnis(and secular Shia), they integrate easier into societies, why? Because the simply don't follow political advice from other places(except for the new rise of Wahabi/Salafi who follow their Saudi Shaikhs). The problem to me is: when it comes to Shia and politics people start fearing Shia(one reason: Iran against West). Now the question is are we sincere towards the societies in which we live when we involve politics(international) and religion? And to whose benefit is it? How should Shia people proceed? Do you keep out of poltics because you think it is not your business? How important is politics in your life? Do you agree with everything your Marja(if you have one) says on politics? I mean, lets be direct: Perhaps the Shia think that society is stupid and they can go everywhere and try to convince others both politically and religiously from Shia/Islamic path. But this results in stagnation and no progress as society is not so easily tricked. What do you think on Islam and politics?
  22. (salam) There are three stories. 1. Taliban shoot young girl Malala Yousafzai on her head after identifying her when she was returning home after attending school. She is in critical condition. 2. Taliban attached a bus returning from Kohat to Parachinaar carrying young girls from Kohat to Parachinaar who were returning home after attending M.Sc/M.A exams. They threw acid on their faces and injured them seriously. Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf and religious parties say that dialogue with Taliban is the only solution and Taliban are doing all this due to Drone Attacks by U.S.A. Sorry i missed one more story. 3. A dog in our street bites passerbys daily. Two days back two of my family members were coming to my house when the dog attacked them and bite them without any provocation. I have cotacted Imran Khan and PTI members and religious parties. They have advised me to have dialogue with the dog. May be he understand the situation and do not harm others.
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