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Battling Medieval Chauvinism and Misogyny in Liberal Seattle and Genocide in the rest of the World

screen-shot-2016-11-20-at-11-52-37-pmI met a woman in a leading role at a local mosque about year ago quite by accident as she needed some help with the particular personal situation. Soon we became good friends and within one year we hosted a conference at one of the finest universities of the world where we were showcased the son of the great Shia martyr (and human rights activist) Sheikh Nimr, with some eminent politicians like Jill stein and David cobb (both standard bearers) of the Green Party, Tulsi Gabbard a rising star in the democratic party, acclaimed Muslim Scholars like Imam Asi and Dr. Umar Qadri among others.

Sheikh Nimr inspired me to speak out against injustice. He was the motivation for over 10,000 blogs on social justice. Here are some blogs when I used to protest all by myself and my seven year old son in front of the Saudi Embassy. Of course no Molanas ever supported any Sheikh Nimr protests in those days because they were doing marriage ceremonies and funeral rituals. I don’t blame the Molanas or Imams they are beholden to their flock and the checkbooks of their flock.

screen-shot-2016-11-20-at-11-53-08-pmAll this was organised by the very smart and hardworking person I met from the female side of the mosque. In liberal Seattle men and women don’t speak at the mosque and they have no possibility of working together for the future of the community.

If I hadn’t met this person by chance, this conference would have never happened. The University of Washington hosted the coming together of the victims of Saudi sponsored Genocide and the activists and political elite of the Pacific NorthWest.

It’s sad to think of hundreds of other projects and events that never take off the ground because of the extremist and narrow-minded maulanas.

I call upon all Muslim women to assert themselves. This epic fail policy of segregation without limitation simply does not work. The most valuable members of our communities are left incommunicado.

The Muslim women should demand that Maulanas and their husbands to stop crushing our women. By crushing women they are also holding back the future generations.

The Maulanas too know this is an oppressive policy but remain beholden to the Chauvinistic males with the check books. Extremist and sexist cultures imposed by the mostly masculine ruling elites of the mosques.

Let’s step out of the dark ages into the 21st century.

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  • This is an obvious and despicable attempt to divide the community across various faultlines. The author is attempting to use branding phrases (e.g liberal Seattle etc) to develop segments and then classify people into such segments in a manner that they begin to associate themselves with that group. The author is also presenting the conference as somewhat an unbelievably powerful accomplishment when it may or may not have been. Even if it was a great accomplishment, the author is arguing that the only way such a conference would have come to realization is if women and men were intermingling. Then the author places ulema in a bucket of medieval and chauvinists – which is far from true. Shia ulema are absolutely not chauvinists. In fact, women in Shias are extremely empowered. From holding azadari independently to having the podium (reading majalis) Shia women are empowered not just theologically but literally. Add to that the fact the whole religion derives its power from Fatima and Zainab implies that Shia women are the center of religion.
    Thie author then asks women to “push” their ulema and spouses – which implies that he is asking for them to become a rebel for no reason. He somehow makes it look like that they are being marganilized and persecuted because they sit in different areas in mosque. Did he think that perhaps it is done so both women and men can be comfortable in the unique setting that majlis is? I am sure no such demarkation existing in the conference he organized.
    Watch out for this author as it appears he is using a personal agenda to divide the community across various faultlines of liberal, conservative, women, men, chauvinistic etc. Once divided it takes decades to mend fences. Please stay focused on the real agenda. Avoid all types of internal conflict. Respect our ulema as they have mostly proven their leadership. They are not infallible but they mean well. Work with them and seek guidance from them. The greatest difference between Sunnis and Shias is that we have the blessing of being guided by very learned ulema. Please don’t let anyone destroy that respect. Anyone who is attempting to do the above can’t be a friend of the community. May Allah guide him.

    • I have not commented on how good or bad the conference was. Simply that it was made possible by a man talking to a woman at a mosque. Many such endeavours or much greater endeavours will never happen because of Misogyny and Segregation. I blame Molana’s flock more than the Maulanas even though there is plenty of blame to go around.

      Alim is a specific term as Muslims we should turn to Ahlul Bayt for the correct definition of what an Alim is, this is clarified in this artticle:
      http://worldshiaforum.org/2016/11/who-is-the-true-%CA%BFalim-in-the-eyes-of-ahl-al-bayt-as/

      As for general commentary response on this article from Seattle’s Muslim community please see:
      http://worldshiaforum.org/2016/11/clarification-on-comments-on-misogynistic-medieval-culture-in-liberal-seattle/

      Rest assured I am not a conflict seeker, only those that take decades to mend fences seek conflict.

      I just want what is best for my children and all children are my children, my Children in Seattle (for the mosques) are American Muslims and their non muslim friends. They should be treated as American Muslims and taught how to proudly interact with their friends and not be ashamed of their Muslim identity. Love of Hussain should be worn on their sleeves.

    • Agreed. The childish style of writing is so overwhelming nauseating. The more this author writes, the more he appears discredited. Here is the summary

      a) Seattle is in focus..hmm? personal vendetta.
      b) Trying to sow hatred against Ulama.
      c) Trying to distort the Shia ideology.
      d) Ego maniacal. Focusing on “I did this”

  • These are double standards by the Shiite people to claim themselves as Muslims while their activitiescontrary to Quranic guidance, having frequent religious processions, self immolation, hovering mourning flags at public places, and their march at public places without permission of the government is unjust. A DENIAL OF STATE WRIT AND DISRESPECTING THE RIGHTS OF MAJORITY OF CITIZENS WHO FEEL DISTURBANCE DUE TO SUCH ACTIVITIES. All such are non Islamic. Islam is not what Shiite scholars say. It is well explained in Quran to believe in God, Judgement Day, doing good and avoid evil, with also direction to perform Haj if person is healthy with having enough fund etc.
    Prophet Muhammad had no son which is well mentioned and directed people to not to claim his son, who is only last prophet. Hussain was the maternal grand son of prophet. He was the son of Ali to whom people disagree to accept him Caliph. Hussain too stood with this claim but majority did not like him to accept him their caliph. Hussain was rejected by people who were standing with 5th Pious Caliph Yazeed. It is well evident of popularity of Yazeed that Hussain’s march from Makkah during Haj season, NO HAJIS ACCOMPANIED WITH HIM. Neither prophets companions accompanied with Hussain, nor people from Makkah, Medinah and other places. All were with Yazeed. Hussain even given opportunity to address Army group of Yazeed and invited them to come with him but they all rejected Hussain’s call with advising them to go back.
    Hussain was in the last charged when he was striking blows by his swords while people were avoiding to charge on him by considering his relationship with prophet. But when large group was injured due to delay, in this situation the commander of Army order to charge upon him then he was slain.
    Yazeed ruled till his natural death and last breath and later his family rule continued till about hundred years.
    Hussains’ tomb was also erased by Abbasides during the reign of Al Mutawakkil. Hussain’s head is buried in Damascus and body was buried in Karbala. Such acts of Rafidis (Shite Group) are already showing they do not believe in Islam as mentioned in Quran. Separation and divisions are fobidden by Allah who call people to have unity. But they proving separatists..
    Arabaeen is non Islamic and bringing it parallel to Hajj is a satanic act. There need to stop such FALSE PROPAGANDA.

    • May Allah’s curse be upon you for twisting the history and saying those things for Imam Hussain a.s. May you and your Yazeed Lanatullah rot in hell together. May Allah’s lanat be on Abu Sufyan, Muawiya, Yazeed and all banu umayya.

      Lastly, may Allah’s curse be on this author for spreading lies and allowing this comment on his page.

  • My comment was not published. So much for your liberal values. You are no different than others. When challenged you censor. Hahaha.

  • Long time ago,my grand mother once told me ” baity jahil Kay hath main qalam aisay hi hai jaisay andhay kay hath main talwar ” I was very young then and could not figure out how could jahil have qalam in his hand when he doesn’t know how to write, since my grandmother always quoted Imam Ali I figured it must be one of his saying and one day I will figure it out. As time went by I got little older and little wiser and understood what she meant. Yesterday after long time your blog reminded me of my grandmother’s words. Amazing !!!. The smart lady that you mentioned is obviously not that smart or she would have known that you are using her to propagate your own agenda.
    I am most surprised at the fact that people who make living by having one hand in people’s pocket while shaking hand with other have the guts to point finger at Ulemas of our times without any proof……in your own small way you are acting like Isis, while they could go and blow themselves in their neighboring country like Israel but they choose to do that in Muslim countries, why not they are the easy targets besides who is paying them to reform Muslim umah….interesting…isn’t it. While you could spend your energy somewhere else you have decided to take aim at your own people…why not?. You are Shia Muslim, anything coming out of your mouth must have some truth…right…and that could very well score few points politically….
    Now in another article you come up with more ridiculous stuff don’t know from where you are getting your information from. Plz don’t take things out of context. Seems like you have lot of extra time and nothing better to do then to sit on your computer and feed your ego. Fortunately we stand firmly on our ground Alhamdulilah and people like you come and go by dozens.

    • Please read the following sayings of the Prophet (PBUHP) and Imam Ali (AS). Proper references are included and none of them are grandmothers. If somebody claims to be Aalim or Umnaa ( learned person of haram and halal ) they must publish their qualifications or certificates. This past Muharram, a self proclaimed ‘aalim’ showed up at a shia center in Ohio. Upon discovering that there was no “resident aalim”, he has chosen to make the imam bargah his new residence. The only way us ” Jaahils ” may find out if this person is properly qualified on haram and halal is by demanding his qualifications.

      Us Jaahils can only raise our voice against injustice and indoctrination of our youth to burn american flags.

      We should encourage free speech and questioning by everyone, this is what makes us shia.
      If you see a heart specialist, you would first want to see their qualifications, we should encourage all mosques shia or sunni to constantly review the qualifications and degrees of self proclaimed ” resident aalims “. Since these educators of halal and haram are influencing future generations, periodic psychiatric evaluation is also necessary and should be on file for everyone to see. This is the only way to separate flag burning fifth columnist from educators.

      Please read below:

      We generally use two kinds of terms for scholars, one is ʿālim and the other is faqīh, these terms usually refer to the same thing and are used interchangeably.

      For someone who is not too familiar with our hadīths, it may be confusing as to what an ʿālim/faqīh is. Is an ʿālim (or faqīh) simply an expert in Islam, or is he something more? Is he necessarily a good person?

      According to the traditions of the Prophet and his Ahl al-Bayt (as), it really depends on the context we read the terms.

      In some contexts, the terms are used positively. The ʿulamā and fuqahā, as people who are learned in Islam; they are good servants of God. More importantly, they function as educated guides for the lay (Shīʿī) Muslim community. Yet in other contexts, the Prophetic hadīths are not too flattering.

      According to one tradition, the Prophet (s) is reported to have said: “Such a time will come to people that only the name of Islam and the image of the Qur’an will remain. Mosques will be prosperous on the outside, but will have no salvation in them. Their scholars will be the most evil under the sky. Corruption emerged from them and will return to them.”

      Muḥammad b. Yaʿqūb b. Isḥāq al-Kulaynī, al-Kāfī, 15 vols., ed. Dār al-Ḥadīth/Mūsā Shubayrī Zanjānī (Qum: Dār al-Ḥadīth, 1429/2008), XV, 690.

      On the one hand, they may be useful vehicles for guidance on earth, yet on the other, they can also be the evilest of God’s creation and thus the Devil’s henchmen in clerical robes. Why so evil? Because they flatter the masses with their pretentious piety, yet by their very actions and corrupt intentions they subvert communal piety and faith in God’s moral order on earth. As mid-twentieth sociologists of religion once taught us, the destruction of a religion (as a discursive tradition) begins when its clerical class lose the respect and reverence of their lay followers.

      For those experts in Islam, namely the faithful clerics who are good, what is their basic function? That is, the kind of people whom we call shaykhs (Arabs), moulanas (South Asians), or akhoonds (Persians?). According to the founder of modern Shīʿī Islamic legal theory, Shaykh Murtaḍā al-Anṣārī (d. 1864), what we call a faqīh and ʿālim in technical terms mostly finds its role, perhaps even limits itself, to the realm of the law. Al-Anṣārī bases his understanding on a number of traditions, one of which bears special significance for him. The tradition is as follows:

      Imam Ali (as) once said: “the matters of the law are in the hands of the scholars (ʿulamā’) of God who are the guardians of his ḥalāl and ḥarām (ʾumanāʾ ʿalā ḥalālihi wa ḥarāmihi)”

      Source: Ḥasan b. ʿAlī al-Ḥarrānī, Tuḥaf al-ʿUqūl (Qum: Jāmiʿ-yi Mudarrisīn, 1404/[1983-1984]), 238.

      The people whom we call shaykhs, moulanas and akhoons, that is, the experts and clerics of Islam, are otherwise characterized in the above hadīth as the guardians of the halal and the haram.

      But is there another kind of ʿālim, one that is not necessarily characterized by scholasticism? The Ahl al-Bayt (as) speak of this one kind of ʿālim, who although rare, is the jewel of the world. This kind of ʿālim is known as the al-ʿālim al-rabbānī, that is, the Godly knower of God who is characterized by his (or her) intimate knowledge of God as the Sustainer and Lord of this world – yaʿrifūna billāhi bi-maʿrifat rubūbīyat Allāh – they know God through their intimate grasp of God’s graceful lordship of the world.

      This kind of knowledge, as we are taught, is derived through a healthy spiritual intellect (ʿaql). The ʿaql is the perceptive mechanism of the metaphysical heart, it is the center point through which we experience and grasp God. It is the channel through which we receive knowledge of God, namely ʿilm and maʿrifah.

      Although a basic knowledge and understanding of Islam is always needed, this kind of ʿālim does not necessarily have to be a cleric or scholar. He is not necessarily a guardian of the halāl and harām, and nor is the guardian of the halal and haram necessarily an ʿalim rabbānī. In other words, the moulanas we speak of are not necessarily an ʿalim rabbānī, but can even be evil at times according to the Prophet (s). But a lay person whose heart is pure enough to witness and submit to the lordship of God, and thereby be inspired by divine knowledge may indeed be an ʿālim rabbānī even if he or she is illiterate.

      So knowledge of the halal and haram does not necessarily make a person an ʿālim rabbānī.http://worldshiaforum.org/2016/11/who-is-the-true-ʿalim-in-the-eyes-of-ahl-al-bayt-as/

      • Unfortunately you failed to understand what I said and it was so simple. My response was to Mr Ali Taj’s blog where he mentioned a particular mosque and where he met this smart lady and then urges women to rise against their husbands and Molanas. What an idiotic thing to say. Yes you are absolutely right we must ask our resident Alim or any Alim for their qualifications and we have, now if one incident happened somewhere it does not mean all our Ulemas are not qualified. If people like you can read few books and write blogs about Islam to me that is more scary. Pointing fingers at someone without proof is punishable in Islam ( I am sure you are aware of that ) Mr Taj needs to get his facts straight before he starts to write about anything.

        • We generally use two kinds of terms for scholars, one is ʿālim and the other is faqīh, these terms usually refer to the same thing and are used interchangeably.

          For someone who is not too familiar with our hadīths, it may be confusing as to what an ʿālim/faqīh is. Is an ʿālim (or faqīh) simply an expert in Islam, or is he something more? Is he necessarily a good person?

          According to the traditions of the Prophet and his Ahl al-Bayt (as), it really depends on the context we read the terms.

          In some contexts, the terms are used positively. The ʿulamā and fuqahā, as people who are learned in Islam; they are good servants of God. More importantly, they function as educated guides for the lay (Shīʿī) Muslim community. Yet in other contexts, the Prophetic hadīths are not too flattering.

          According to one tradition, the Prophet (s) is reported to have said: “Such a time will come to people that only the name of Islam and the image of the Qur’an will remain. Mosques will be prosperous on the outside, but will have no salvation in them. Their scholars will be the most evil under the sky. Corruption emerged from them and will return to them.”

          Muḥammad b. Yaʿqūb b. Isḥāq al-Kulaynī, al-Kāfī, 15 vols., ed. Dār al-Ḥadīth/Mūsā Shubayrī Zanjānī (Qum: Dār al-Ḥadīth, 1429/2008), XV, 690.

          On the one hand, they may be useful vehicles for guidance on earth, yet on the other, they can also be the evilest of God’s creation and thus the Devil’s henchmen in clerical robes. Why so evil? Because they flatter the masses with their pretentious piety, yet by their very actions and corrupt intentions they subvert communal piety and faith in God’s moral order on earth. As mid-twentieth sociologists of religion once taught us, the destruction of a religion (as a discursive tradition) begins when its clerical class lose the respect and reverence of their lay followers.

          For those experts in Islam, namely the faithful clerics who are good, what is their basic function? That is, the kind of people whom we call shaykhs (Arabs), moulanas (South Asians), or akhoonds (Persians?). According to the founder of modern Shīʿī Islamic legal theory, Shaykh Murtaḍā al-Anṣārī (d. 1864), what we call a faqīh and ʿālim in technical terms mostly finds its role, perhaps even limits itself, to the realm of the law. Al-Anṣārī bases his understanding on a number of traditions, one of which bears special significance for him. The tradition is as follows:

          Imam Ali (as) once said: “the matters of the law are in the hands of the scholars (ʿulamā’) of God who are the guardians of his ḥalāl and ḥarām (ʾumanāʾ ʿalā ḥalālihi wa ḥarāmihi)”

          Source: Ḥasan b. ʿAlī al-Ḥarrānī, Tuḥaf al-ʿUqūl (Qum: Jāmiʿ-yi Mudarrisīn, 1404/[1983-1984]), 238.

          The people whom we call shaykhs, moulanas and akhoons, that is, the experts and clerics of Islam, are otherwise characterized in the above hadīth as the guardians of the halal and the haram.

          But is there another kind of ʿālim, one that is not necessarily characterized by scholasticism? The Ahl al-Bayt (as) speak of this one kind of ʿālim, who although rare, is the jewel of the world. This kind of ʿālim is known as the al-ʿālim al-rabbānī, that is, the Godly knower of God who is characterized by his (or her) intimate knowledge of God as the Sustainer and Lord of this world – yaʿrifūna billāhi bi-maʿrifat rubūbīyat Allāh – they know God through their intimate grasp of God’s graceful lordship of the world.

          This kind of knowledge, as we are taught, is derived through a healthy spiritual intellect (ʿaql). The ʿaql is the perceptive mechanism of the metaphysical heart, it is the center point through which we experience and grasp God. It is the channel through which we receive knowledge of God, namely ʿilm and maʿrifah.

          Although a basic knowledge and understanding of Islam is always needed, this kind of ʿālim does not necessarily have to be a cleric or scholar. He is not necessarily a guardian of the halāl and harām, and nor is the guardian of the halal and haram necessarily an ʿalim rabbānī. In other words, the moulanas we speak of are not necessarily an ʿalim rabbānī, but can even be evil at times according to the Prophet (s). But a lay person whose heart is pure enough to witness and submit to the lordship of God, and thereby be inspired by divine knowledge may indeed be an ʿālim rabbānī even if he or she is illiterate.

          So knowledge of the halal and haram does not necessarily make a person an ʿālim rabbānī.

          http://worldshiaforum.org/2016/11/who-is-the-true-%CA%BFalim-in-the-eyes-of-ahl-al-bayt-as/

        • Pls read again?

          Doctors and Lawyers publish their Qualifications. Where are the Qualifications published for “Ulema”

          First they are fooling the flock they are Alim, according to Ahlul Bayat they are custodians of Haram and Halal NOT Alim. Alim is someone who adds to existing body of knowledge not parrot of teachings of Hawza.

          A custodian of Haram and Halal has to be respected but for who they are. Not Alim but custodian.

          So they are taking advantage of the less educated and manipulating the youth into ideas that are created by them LIKE THE IDEA that Syed Khamenei is Khorasanai because of the problem in his hand is TOTAL FAKE idea.

          Another example is (see above comment) abuse of Syed Sistani and Syed Bashir Najafi.

          Why are some custodians of Haram and Halal abusing some Marjae and using lies to glorify others?

          Have you checked this qualification?

          What qualifies them to lie abuse and character assassinate respected Marajae?

          These Fake Alims are manipulating you and future generations. Please publish their qualification here.

          • To increase their own cult following certain Mullah’s have been reported to criticize the greatest Marjae of the Shia, Ayatullah Sistani as an agent of the British Intelligence. Their reason of making this claim is Ayatullah Sistani’s visit to the United Kingdom. If this is indeed the reason, what of the one hundred plus western “journalists” that accompanied Ayatullah Khomeni to the coup to oust the Shah of Iran.
            These petty attacks on Marjaeet are not new by self professed Alims. It is the responsibility of the community hold such venom spewers against Marjaeet to account. They are bringing a bad name to the institution of Marjaeet by pretending to represent one Marjae and play one against the other.
            For example fake hadith like the Hadith of “khalal” (defect) of the hand is attributed to Syed Khamenei. Syed Khamenei is one of the greatest Marja of all time and does not need this false propaganda to glorify Ayatullah Khamenei as demi God.
            Ayatullah Khamnei s hand issue
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uquH8GxNvB8 1:02:10 to 1:08:50
            It is clear from the video above that such Mullahs are not Alim but propagandist. They mis translate the Hadith to falsely glorify Ayatullah Khamenei as the Khorasani and the special assistant to the awaited savior, Al Mahdi.
            Ayatullah Bashir Najafi is frequently abused for his “lack of knowledge” by such charletran Mullah. Similarly, there are many self proclaimed propagandists that abuse other Marjae like Ayatullah Khamenei for on various issues.
            Such lies only serve to disunite the oppressed Shia community and make them sitting ducks for the Deobandi and Salafi extremists. While US Citizen Shia Muslims are killed in Pakistan, Shia Mullah propagandist of US champion their own camp and embellish it with lies while dissing the perceived political opposition as “Jahil”.
            While Shia Mullah in America fight their political turf wars, Shia Muslims from places like Seattle continue to return in body bags.

            http://worldshiaforum.org/2016/11/discourse-of-shia-genocide-censored-by-uncle-toms-of-seattle/#comment-342

          • Please Think before you make statements like “Syed Khamenei is one of the greatest Marja’s of all time.” He is the leader of the Iranian revolution. If you read the history of the revolution you will notice that when he was chosen to succeed Ayatollah Khomeni the condition of maraeat was removed. He was a very junior ayatollah when he was selected as the leader. There are several other ayatollahs in Iran who are much more knowledgeable than him. As a result of his position he is considered by some to be a marja’a. I guess you haven’t heard of Ayatollah Mohsin Hakim and Ayatollah Gulpayegani, just to name two Marja’a mutlaq.

          • You’re needle is still stuck at the same place, everyone has a right to choose to do whatever they want, go anywhere they want and nobody has right to tell them otherwise. If anyone choose to go to certain mosques, church, temple or any other place they have right to do so, no one should stop them. If someone has health problem they can go to a regular doctor or naturopath or to homeopath or to a hakeem, it’s their choice. You will find thousands of people who would tell you that they went to regular doctors for long time and didn’t feel better so they decided to go to homeopath or hakeem and got better. So the point is, it’s the choice of an individual to decide what they want, not so-called activists to decide for them. Just like you everyone else also has access to internet, and they are smart and intelligent so plz stop thinking that you are only smart person and rest of the world is dumb. Alhamdulilah I am not manipulated by any Alim and neither is my future generation. I consider myself the the most luckiest person to have the opportunity to meet and learn from my residents Alim. As far as posting his qualifications why don’t you post your own-since you are the one who is trying to misguide the future generation. Let’s see what is your Islamic qualification that gives you right to point finger at our ulemas, besides you are no one,I doubt that you have even met an Alim because if you had you wouldn’t be so full to hate. You are sitting on your computer, passing judgements on people you haven’t even met. Why should anyone trust you, if anything I need to protect my future generation from self proclaimed activists who are working on someone else’s agenda…who knows who is paying them to throw dirt on our ulemas but they will never succeed inshallah.

        • Please ask your “qualified” ‘Alim to answer my letters. I have asked several questions but so far no answers. Why? The particular “mosque” you referred to is neither a “mosque” nor an “Aza Khana.” The organization is a cult and its members are like sheep. No one has enough courage to question the so called ‘Alim. He runs it as a dictator and controls the life of its members like Saddam did to Iraqis and now what Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi is doing to its ISIS members. I have many more questions after he answers my previous ones.

          • Yes it is true that Ayatullah Khamenei came in the wrong way by stepping over Great Marajae like Ayatollah Mohsin Hakim and Ayatollah Gulpayegani. Also you should know he even jailed Ayatollah Montezeri, but he did all this for the Muslims of the whole world.

            So we can have one great leader which all Shia can be united behind he got rid of all the others. He did it for us.

            Over time he has become more accommodating and has NOT jailed Ayatollah Waheed e Khurrasani, although no one is allowed to attend his Dars e Kharij, if they are foreign student.

            Ayatollah Khamenei is the greatest he is the best ever, we must all agree with him simply because he has the power. We need unity. If you believe in unity to fight the Taghut of your time you must unite behind the Vilayat e Faqi.

            May he have long life, inshallah he will not kill, jail or step over other Marjae. There is no more need for it. He is now established ONE TRUE leader the Vali e Faqih. The path to Vali e Faqih is difficult, especially when you are young, for the greater good some old ones have to be sacrificed.

            I absolutely believe in Vali e Faqih, long life for Imam Khamenei.

  • Mr. Kazmi you proved my point. The two Marja’s I mentioned were before Ayatollah Khamenei’s time. He did not bypass them. Again you must have some knowledge before making these kinds of comments.

    Mr. Ali, yes He was appointed and later the appointment was ratified by the assembly of experts for two reasons. Main reason was that Ayatollah Khomeni appointed him so they did not want to oppose him. Furthermore, most of the members of the assembly were too old to assume that position as per the constitution. They elected him as the leader or Rehbar. A marja’s or a faqih is not elected by a group of experts. The process of becoming a marja’ is quite different. A Wali e Faqih must have highest qualification, similar to a marja’. Ayatollah Khamenei was neither a marja’ at that time nor was he or is the man with the most knowledge.

    Doesn’t it sound strange to you that the condition of being marja’ is removed so that Ayatollah Khamenei can become the rehbar but once he became the rehbar he became a marja’?

    • hey all, great points. Merry Christmas. Let’s focus on more important things. How about we start with the following:

      1) Ali Taj provides his bios
      2) He explains who is Dr. Mukhtar Askari and why a photoshopped fake picture was used
      3) What is WSF? Is it a US corporation?
      4) It seems to be involved in political activities, is it a non-profit?
      5) Is it a declared lobbyist?
      6) How is it funded?
      7) What is the story of the private equity group that gives certain people income and black Amex cards but doesn’t require them to work?
      8) why did certain people move to Seattle?

      I smell a rat here. Do you guys smell a rat here?

      Here is their agenda:

      1) To use media to destroy the credibility of maraja amongst Shias
      2) To use media (and sometimes they argue from both sides like Kazmi and Zaidi above) to destroy the concept of ulema centric leadership
      3) To create chaos among Shias
      4) To show they stand for Shia causes but behind the scenes destroy key Shia institutions
      5) To turn Shiaism into a political and wealth centric power play movement vs. the spiritual and tawheed focused Shiaism that is practiced now.

      It appears they are funded by enemies of Shias.

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