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  1. I was scrolling past a reddit discussion about Black people whom are muslimsand it turned in to a history debate with slander and views about sunnis from christian blacks,athiest blacks,jewish blacks, and nation of islam and muslim blacks. The debate was mostly about sunni involvement in the black slave trade. But here is one thinga black person said about shias. LittleJacob2 ·28 days ago Unverified 3. It’s mainly Sunnis who were responsible for the Arab slave trade and invasions in Africa. Not Muslims or islam in general Shias who are also Muslims, never invaded Africa, Shias did not play a major role in the Arab slave trade as the both Islamic empires the ummayad empire and Ottoman Empire was dominated and started by the conservatives Sunni elites of Arab world. Shia Muslims have good relations with the black community and they acknowledge and admit the Arab slave trade and the injustice that were done in black people in the name of Islam. Besides that shias were also oppressed by both the Ummayad and Ottoman Empire, in Afghanistan Hazara Shias were enslaved by Pashtuns in the hazara revolts in 19th. And many Shias fled to west Africa for asylum when they were persecuted by the ottomans.
  2. The world we are living in is orphan, the master of our world was forced to hide, and his reappearance time is unknown, the consequence is terrible, watch this video below to remember the existence of people who beg for what we are throwing out. If you don't have access to youtube due to filtering, you can watch it on Aparat using this link: http://www.aparat.com/v/a590N
  3. Suicide attack hits Nigeria Shia march A suicide bomber has killed at least 21 people in an attack on a Shia Muslim procession in Nigeria's Kano state, eyewitnesses and organisers say. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-34946233
  4. What can say other than it takes a soul like no other to do such a cause. May Allah give us such a tawfiq. May Allah help all the orphans in the world and those who have no one but Allah swt. May Allah help the needy and oppressed. (wasalam)
  5. MUST WATCH DOCUMENTARY. May Allah swt, rid the world with injustice and evil. May Allah give to those in need and take from those who take unjustly. Always be thankful to your lord. Ahlulbayt TV travelled to Kenya to visit poverty stricken families aided by the Bilal Muslim Mission of Kenya. We follow the lives of different families who faced a lot of difficulty but now live in better conditions through economic empowerment.
  6. Muslims dedicate first shia mosque built for unity among all faiths http://www.rasanews.ir/en/NSite/FullStory/News/?Id=1335
  7. (bismillah) (salam) - Sudan has closed all Iranian cultural centres in the country and expelled the cultural attache and other diplomats, a government source has said, without giving an explanation for the move. - Khartoum closes cultural centres and gives Iran's diplomats 72 hours to get out. http://www.aljazeera.com/news/africa/2014/09/sudan-orders-iranian-diplomats-leave-201492141938226714.html http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/02/sudan-expels-iranian-diplomats-closes-cultural-centres Iran has Shia cultural centers all over the Sunni Majority countries but the Iranian Sunnis are not allowed operate in major Shia cities in Iran let alone the foreigners, they are not even allowed to have a proper Mosque in Tehran. The thing that caught my attention was the reaction of Iranian Sunnis, I am quoting from their facebook page:
  8. Current Global Islamic Awakening is an Offshoot of the Islamic Revolution in Iran- Prof Yahaya By D. Nalado- In his discourse on the current global Islamic awakening, the festschrift Professor of Bayero University traced its roots to the revolution of Imam Husain (as) at Karbala. Imam (as) rejected, out rightly, deception and injustice at the expense of his pure blood. Although majority of Muslims continued to be in deep slumber, those that hold fast to the teachings of Ahlul Bayt, AS (the progeny of the Prophet, SAWA), were awake. He emphasized the fact that the Islamic revolution in Iran was the success of the blood over the sword. It was brought about as a result of popular mass uprising under revered leadership but not due to an armed struggle. The popular slogan ‘Allahu Akbar’ (Allah is the greatest) which featured in that revolution is also the slogan chanted by the teeming youth in the current awakening. For the avoidance of doubt, the speaker mentioned the lessons to be derived from these current uprisings. An attempt is made below to summarize these important lessons: • It is now a general belief that Muslims can no longer be crushed or overcome • Muslims believe that one will never lose anything by holding on fast to Islam. • The Muslims generally believe that Islam is God’s favour and blessings upon them. • Islam is superior. Governance should be guided by its teaching and not vice versa. • Those who are in deep slumber up to now need to become awakened. • The Slogan ‘Allahu Akbar’ has become the rallying point in all the uprisings. • Revolution can be achieved without resorting to armed struggle • The Uprising has spread to Europe and America. • The current uprising is an offshoot of the revolution in Iran Professor Yahaya also called on Muslims to unite. He said that Muslims should do away with fear and materialism in order to achieve unity. In his usual remarks after such presentations, Sayyeed Zakzaky (H) expressed appreciation to the speaker for the immense contribution. He re-iterated the fact that in Nigeria Islam is the only way out. Malam (H) raised the issue of the evil plots by the enemies of Islam in order to derail the progression of the Islamic Movement in this country. He noted that they created Shi’ah without struggle. Now, they have created a faceless Boko Haram. Nothing is known about the group be it address, real and not imaginary personalities involved, a center or any other identity. Everyone could vividly see the treachery associated with the bombings and killings in Kano. The flag of‘Lailaha Illallah’was hoisted at one of the scenes after the attacks in Kano. Who put the flag? Was it the Boko Haram who had all the time to do so after the rather swift bombings? It can’t be. The enemies put the flag in order to blame and ridicule Islam. It is clear that all these mad atrocities are done to ultimately attack the Movement, its leadership and members. Currently there is a battalion of soldiers stationed near the Federal College of Education (FCE Zaria) in our midst. (Note that the Gyallesu residence of Sayyeed Zakzaky (H) is closely neighboring this place). All the evil plans to attack the Islamic Movement shall fail. The target is Nigeria for it is seen as a superpower in Africa from which others copy. Malam concluded with the hope that when the current uprising wave comes across Nigeria it would be stabilized with a sound ideology (Islam) and (muttaqiy) Leadership. Conspirators Against Islam and Muslims are Afraid of Maulid -Sayyeed Zakzaky (H) made some remarks after the presentations by Prof AbdulFatah and Dr. Mua'zu. On the issue of the importance of unity discussed in the afternoon lecture by Professor Abdulfatah, Malam (H) explained that unity does not mean that one abandons his school of thought to another. Again it does not mean that all people must have one school. Unity means coming together closer so as to understand each other, then establish a common front to achieve a goal. He noted that despite the fact that Yahoud and Nasara do not have anything in common, they form a common front against Islam and Muslims. Muslims on the other hand, who have everything in common, stay disunited. This is the root cause of our calamities. ‘And (as for) those who disbelieve, some of them are the guardians of others; if you will not do it, there will be in the land persecution and great mischief.’ (Qur’an) Malam (H) re-emphasized the fact that Islam is one indivisible entity right from Prophet Adam (as) up to the last Messenger. All Muslims hold unto Prophet Muhammad (S) and the Qur’an, which is being safeguarded by Allah (T). Divisions are as a result of selfishness, arrogance and ignorance. Commenting on the significance of Maulud as discussed by Dr Mu’azu, Sayyeed (H) noted that those people who used to cast aspersions on Maulud kept mute these days. They have been silenced, probably, since their shallow defeatist approach could not match the stark realities. One vital aspect of Maulud is that it serves as a platform for unity among Muslims. Thus the enemies of Islam and Muslims are afraid of Maulud. Sayyeed (H) had once asserted and still re-affirms that Islam would be established in this country through Maulud. He therefore challenged the faceless ‘bomb throwers’ to attempt their dastardly actions during Maulud procession which is coming in the next two days. He stressed that no curfew would deter the Movement from observing Maulud. Malam (H) explained the recent pathetic bombing of 1 div Nigerian Military Command headquarters, Kaduna which were alleged to be carried out by a ‘suicide bomber’. Eye witnesses testified that it was security personnel, who went into the premises, threw explosives and vanished quickly. Immediately, the premises were then sealed and some military wares were whisked away to unknown destination. May be they were transferred to Portharcourt or Yenagoa! If they want to transfer any ware do they have to ridicule Islam and Muslims? Before closing, gifts were presented. After the prayer, people settled for their respective destinations. Boko Haram attrocity is a conspiracy against Islamic resurgence in Nigeria- Sayyed Zakzaky By Ibrahim Usman Leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sayyed Ibraheem Yaquoub Zakzaky says, the current wave of attacks in the name of Boko Harma is a delibrate agenda to suppress Islamic resurgence in Nigeria, with special focus on the Islamic Movement in Nigeria. He made the statemen at the opening of Unity Week series of lectures commemorating the Maulud period, at the Baqiyyatullah Husainiyyah, Zaria. Sayyed Zakzaky said, a highly profile security report has clearly indicated the fear and apprehension of the so-called super powers on the current agitation for Islamic revival in Nigeria, that the country will eventually become Islamic, and in particular Shi’a Islam. According to him, there is a growing fear by the western world that Nigeria as a regional power, if allowed to embarce Islam as a doctrine, will have multiplier effect on the whole African continent. “This is why they are now trying to destablize the country in the name of Boko Haram, he added. He also stated that, a Nigerian security official has sent a message informing him that, all the waves of attacks in the name of Boko Haram currently going on, is a smoke screen and diversionary tactics targetting the Islamic Movement in Nigeria. Zakzaky further revealed that, during the post election violence, a special security squad was mobilized and stationed in Federal College of Education Zaria, Gyellesu area where he resides, awaiting orders to emabark on special assignment that was not outlined and fully explained to the squad. He wondered how a faceless group without a known school structure, physical medium of communication like newspapers, website, physical membership and all attributes of a group can out of the blues start planting bombs unhindered with the aim of establishing Islam. “This is ridiculing Islam and Muslims”, said Zakzaky. Sayyed Zakzaky said the Kano bombings has clearly let the cat out of the bag, when eye witness accounts indicted security forces in the covert operation. “More so, the Nigeian president has openly declared that his cabinet and security system is filled to brim with Boko Harma membership. What more do you need to read the writing on the wall?” He expressed concern on how innocent lives are being wasted in cold blood inorder to actualize a sinister motive, and blaming it on Islam and Muslims.
  9. From the beginning the United States has been directly behind the unrest in Syria. In fact, America's involvement in destabilizing Syria began years before the admittedly US-engineered Arab Spring (2) even unfolded in a premeditated plot to upturn the entire Arab World and reorder it according to their own corporate-financier and hegemonic geopolitical interests. In a 2007 speech given to the Commonwealth Club of California (3), US Army General Wesley Clark would state that in 1991, then Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Paul Wolfowitz said the US had 5-10 years to clean up the old Soviet "client regimes" before the next super power rose up and challenged western hegemony. Clark claimed that this, along with the aftermath of 9/11 constituted a policy coup where Richard Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, and the other members of the of Project for a New American Century had hijacked US foreign policy to destabilize and turn the nations of the Middle East upside down - much the way they are now. Clark would go on to say that shortly after September 11, 2001, while at the Pentagon, a document handed down from the Office of the Secretary of Defense indicated plans to attack and destroy the governments of 7 countries; Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Iran, Lebanon and Libya. Clearly the United States has already "attacked and destroyed" Iraq, which in 2003 was invaded and subsequently occupied for nearly a decade at the cost of nearly a million lives including over 4,400 US soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines, and trillions of dollars of taxpayer money. Likewise Libya was destabilized and invaded by proxy through a combination of US-led NATO forces and US State Department listed terrorist organizations including the (Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (listed #27) lead by Abdul Hakim Belhaj.
  10. Egyptians Escalate Movement against Israeli Embassy, Detain Officials Egyptian protestors attacked and invaded the Israeli embassy in Cairo Friday night, took off the Israeli flag and raised the Egyptian flag instead, and tossed official papers and documents, including “confidential” ones, through the windows into the massive crowds rallying near the building. The protestors were able to accomplish this step after having destroyed a wall built around the building of the embassy. After that, they surrounded and detained six of the embassy security men, who were saved by the Egyptian commandos. 18 people were martyred and 450 others were injured during the protests after the Egyptian police confronted and attacked the protestors' movement, and used tear bombs to separate them. Egyptian Interior Minister declared a state of high alert, and cancelled all police leave, while Prime Minister Essam Sharaf called for an emergency cabinet meeting Saturday. The official Egyptian News Agency Al-Sharq Al-Awsat reported that the protestors successfully took control over “confidential” documents that belong to the Israeli apparatuses, and claimed that the “documents included letters from Israeli employees to their Egyptian counterparts written in Arabic but have Israeli stamps.” One of the activists told Al-Manar TV Channel that some of the documents included information about the Israeli spy in Egypt Azzam Azzam whom ousted President Hosni Moubarak ordered his release four years ago. Furthermore, the 25 January revolution coalition stated that the protestors have detained three of the Israeli embassy employees, and moved them to a “safer” place. The coalition coordinator Houssam Al-Din Ammar told Al-Manar that the three officials were the Israeli ambassador’s secretary, and two communication and protocol officials in the embassy. He also said that high-ranked officials have called him personally asking for the release of the Israeli detainees, but he demanded the expulsion of the Israeli ambassador and all the embassy staff, and the summoning of the Egyptian ambassador in Israel before any release, and put a time frame of three hours to do so. Media reports revealed Saturday that Higher Chief of the Armed forces Hussein Tantawi began personally negotiating with the protestors to release the detainees, but the revolution coalition put the mentioned conditions and warned that if they were not implemented, they will intensify their movement. The Israeli ambassador in Cairo Yitzhak Levanon reportedly left Egypt Saturday, leaving behind his senior diplomat to resume the embassy’s work. AFP quoted an Israeli official as saying that "we left the deputy ambassador to keep up contact with the Egyptian government." For his part, US President Barack Obama expressed his “great concern” of the rising situation to Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, and demanded the Egyptian authorities to “protect” the Israeli embassy; while Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak requested US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to help protecting the embassy in Cairo. Obama’s office issued a statement indicating that Obama has “reviewed the steps that the United States is taking at all levels to help resolve the situation without further violence, and to call on the Government of Egypt to honor its international obligations to safeguard the security of the Israeli Embassy." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LF9nyIWq8ek
  11. With famine swallowing more areas in Somalia, the country is plunging into historically tragic proportions. More children are dying of hunger every day; international assistance is painfully slow and the international community is inexcusably oblivious of the dire straits threatening the lives of millions in the African country. Among the most heart-rending stories regarding Somalia was the report that over 29,000 children under the age of five have perished over the past three months due to a lack of food and a severe drought that has 3.2 million people in its claws. The United Nations says 3.7 million people face starvation. To crown it all, the combination of drought, conflict and poverty has been conducive to the outbreak of famine. The current drought is the worst in more than half a century affecting the lives of 10,000 Somalis. Over 166,000 Somalis have fled for their lives to neighboring countries such as Kenya and Ethiopia. Kenya and the United Nations have been severely lambasted for the continued closure of a multimillion-pound refugee camp left empty in spite of the crisis which is gradually bringing the African country to its helpless knees. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is accused of evading striking a deal with Kenya to open up a camp that cost international donors $60m (£37m) to build and has been left unused and locked since last November. "To the thousands of desperate Somalis arriving every day, the sight of a fully equipped refugee camp standing empty must be the ultimate rebuke," said Daniel Bekele, Africa director at Human Rights Watch. The New York-based watchdog has demanded that the Kenyan government immediately open up the extra camp adjacent to the existing Dadaab complex of refugee camps in northern Kenya, which now shelters 440,000 people, according to a report in The Independent. The crisis is also exacerbated by piracy in the country. "Absolutely, piracy is very much a concern and not abating at all," the African Development Bank's chief economist Mthuli Ncube told the Guardian. "It hampers the delivery of food aid. Some has to be flown in, which has an impact on cost, or it has to go to ports like Mombasa, Kenya, and then be driven overland, which takes time." A new report by the African Development Bank (AfDB) reveals that piracy has long been a problem for aid efforts to Somalia as 80%-90% of food aid arrives by sea. The World Food Programme (WFP), the UN's food aid agency, reported in 2007 that the ships that could carry food aid had been cut by half because of the grave threat of the pirates in Somali waters. The UN released a report on Wednesday and revealed that cereal prices had reached records high in the Horn of Africa, exacerbating an already precarious situation for the millions of the starving population. The Food and Agriculture Organization also said that price of milk had reached a very high peak. The images of the gaunt faces and twig-like bodies of Somali kids are enough to make every human eye wet with tears and every heart bleed with pain. The US government is spending millions of dollars every day on its warmongering adventures in the region. Only in Libya, it is reportedly spending more than ten million dollars a day. Just imagine in the first four days of the US-led military strike on Libya, about 162 Tomahawk missiles were launched at Libyan targets in the Operation Odyssey Dawn which cost more than $1 million each. The F-15E fighter plane that was lost to mechanical failure cost about $30 million. According to a report published in The Washington Post, experts from the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessment released a study estimating that a limited no-fly zone such as the one established over the Libyan population areas could cost $30 million to $100 million a week. The US has spent millions of dollars on its military escapades in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Libya. By indulging in different military adventures, the US government keeps lurching from one quagmire to another, leaving the country in debt and financial crisis. However, apart from the costs inflicted on the American citizens, it is also exacting a toll on the whole region by creating insecurity and crisis. Isn't it time for the US government to be jolted into the bitter reality that instead of waging wars here and there in the world and playing havoc with the lives and fates of millions of people around the world and spending millions of US dollars, they could feed the starved Africans and help the global community and, say, be constructive rather than destructive? Isn't it time for the international community to perceive the truth that they need to take speedy measures before it is too late to help the desperate people threatened by starvation in Africa and elsewhere? Let us hope Somalia does not become another case of too little too late.
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