The Double Standard

This is a video response to the infamous Anti-Shia channel entitled ‘Shiism Revealed’ and one of their most well known video. In the video they present a clip showing a group of followers of the Ahlul Bayt (as) who are performing a mourning ritual while reciting a nasheed (latmiya). Within the nasheed a single line from Al-Quran is used, Surah 108:1, and it is upon this that the Bakris (i.e. Sunnis) claim that these brothers in the video have added to Al-Quran, to Surah 108, thus they could not possibly believe Al-Quran is complete if they were adding to it.

We question to accusation and answer the allegations. Watch this video and see the reality behind the historical double standard often applied to the followers of the Ahlul Bayt (as) and the well known hypocrisy of the Bakri sect.

 

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A Brief Look At The Word ‘Shia’: Its Meaning, Its Honor, & The Proofs For It

Asalaamu Alaikum Wa-Rahmatullahi Wa-Barakatahu, this is our newest publication. We scratch the surface of a often mentioned topic within the realm of Sunni-Shia dialogue, the meaning and understanding of the word ‘Shia’. Within this small piece we present the topic in three different segments,

  • The Concept of Shia In Al-Quran
  • The Hidden Truth of The Bakri (i.e. Sunni) Texts In Regards To The Word ‘Shia’
  • The Concept of ‘Shia’ As Explained By The Ahlul Bayt (as)

This will serve as a good dawah booklet to Bakris as well as a very basic introduction into this matter for all viewpoints.

The People Pour Into Pearl Square (Martyrs Square) Retaking The Grounds

Asalaamu Alaikum Wa-Rahmatullahi Wa-Barakatahu,

The people of Bahrain into what is now being referred to as ‘Martyrs Square’ (i.e. Pearl Square) showing that for them it is liberty or death. Over the past week the world has watched as dozens have been killed with hundreds more injured, the government has ordered police and military to use machine guns with live ammunition on protesters, and the Saudi Arabian regime has sent tanks and personnel to the small kingdom in order to assist the government in suppressing the revolution. The hospitals have been filled with the injured and the streets with those mourning the death of those martyred. Instead of giving up despite all of this, the people have used the spirit of martyrdom as an inspiration to continue their struggle.

Bahraini Riot Police Shoot With Live Ammunition At Unarmed & Peaceful Protesters

A Brief Look At The Reality & Silence Surrounding Bahrain’s Revolution

Asalaamu Alaikum Wa-Rahmatullahi Wa-Barakatahu,

The struggle within Bahrain grows increasingly more violent every hour, far more so then the ‘revolution’ within Egypt. Dozens of Bahraini citizens from the ages 2-upward have been reported as killed, when well over a hundred confirmed severely injured. Live ammunition and tear gas, undoubtedly made in the grand Ol’USA, has been used on protesters during attacks on on-going demonstrations as well as those who slept in Pearl Square Tuesday night February 16. The Bakri religious scholars who serve the current regime have called for this violence as the so-called “Kingdom of Saudi Arabia” launches a full scale invasion into the small country with 150 tanks and 100 personal carriers to assist the Bahrain royal family suppress the revolution.

Despite all of these obstacles, all of this bloodshed, despite everything that would make anyone of us here turn and run we see the people of Bahrain stand strong in opposition against the ‘royal family’ and their regime. However, while the peoples perseverance is enough to make any onlooker hopeful and inspired, a strong feeling of shame and guilt overcomes me as I observe from afar this dangerous situation brewing.  The shame comes my observation of the Ummah I am a part of.

When the suffering of the Palestinians was mentioned, an armada of aid ships and a caravan of supply trucks was launched in salvation for the Palestinians. When the Tunisians ousted their president within a matter of days, the world cried out in the spirit of revolution. When the Egyptians stood up for all or nothing against the 30 year reign of Mubarak, the world sat diligently at their televisions and online for the briefest piece of news reporting of their success and once they had it an international standing ovation came from the freedom loving world. Even now the world sits in shock and awe as the revived opposition from the 2009 elections in Iran tears through the streets of Iran calling for an end to the oppression of the regime. All of these are historical events, days to always be remembered, acts of courage that would feed the poor man’s thirst for revolution and change so that he may have the strength to rise up himself.  Yet where is Bahrain in this great history? Where is their suffering flooding the media gateways? Where is the outcry brothers and sisters, where is this brave “Ummah” united against oppression against all who inflict it?! The silence of the believers to the suffering of the Bahraini people casts a dark shadow over their struggle. They must fight against this suffering in the dark, a darkness caused by our shame.

We are being fed the propaganda that this is a sectarian war, religious fanatics against religious fanatics. Is this reality? Or perhaps this is a people, a majority of whom are Shia in a country who’s population is a Shia majority, being oppressed by the Bakri (i.e. Sunni) minority. Their demands are not for the blood of those who believe other then what they do, it is not for the destruction of Bakri (i.e. Sunni) “Mosques”, it is not for the eradication of all Bakri (i.e. Sunni) teachings in Bahrain. While these ideas are applied to Shia Muslims in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, etc. through actual literal legislation, the people of Bahrain do not call for such ideas in their vision of a new Bahrain. Rather their demands are the demands of anyone who would admit to loving freedom, liberty, justice, and equality. The right to elected officials over them, a government that works in favor of the people not in the favor of a monarch, and the right to be treated as a human being regardless of religion, class, or ethnic background.

We do not call for unity upon religious means with the Bakris (i.e. Sunnis), nor do we want them to be apart of our Ummah, but even though this may be the case it does not mean Shia and Bakris (i.e. Sunnis) along with every other group of people from every other walk of life can come together living under a single government treating the other as what they are….human beings. This is the outcry being heard from Bahrain, this is the outcry the media does not want to report, and this is the outcry we the believers are ignoring.

It is time to step up, speak out, and act now. We were there for Egypt, we were there for Tunisia, we must be there for Bahrain and any other nation that wishes to rid themselves of their oppressor.

In the words of the Imam Hussain ibn Ali (as), “Never be a tyrant, never live under a tyrant”.

– Abdullah Ali Jones

‘Footage of Bahraini Riot Police Attacking Protesters’

Bahrain Police Launch Attack On Pearl Square

Asalaamu Alaikum Wa-Rahmatullahi Wa-Barakatahu,

The riot police of Bahrain have stormed the protests in the main square of the capital which is quickly becoming the Bahraini version of Tahrir Square. This attack on the square has so far caused the deaths of two Bahrain citizens and injured dozens more as the hundreds of Bahraini police armed with tear gas and heavy clubs.

Reported via Al-Jazeera Maryama Alkawaka of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights said that dozens were injured after the attack and were wheeled in. Also she stated, “people were attacked while they were sleeping, there was no warning….and when they ran, the police attacked them from the direction they fled to.”

This reaction from the police comes from their fear of this becoming exactly like Tahrir Square and the Egyptian revolution. We will keep people posted as usual and we ask that the believers make dua for our brothers and sisters insha’Allah ta’alaa, Ameen! Ya Ali!

‘Footage of the attack on Pearl Square on people sleeping and peacefully protesting’

‘Warning Graphic Images; Below are photos of two protesters killed from the attack’

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Eid Al-Zahra 1432 (The Day Of Lady Fatimah’s Happiness 2011)

This past weekend we remembered the slaying of the tyrant Umar ibn Al-Khattab (la). This is the same Umar (la) who slaughtered hundreds to thousands including Lady Fatimah Al-Zahra (as) and her unborn child Muhsin after beating her unconscious during an attack on her home. Here is some footage & pictures of the celebrations, Eid Mubarak! Ya Fatimah! Ya Zahra!

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