I can’t explain how happy the success of Mahershala Ali and Asghar Farhadi at the Oscars makes me as they are both minority sect Muslims (Ali being Ahmadi & Farhafi being Shia). Mahershala Ali is first Muslim actor ever to win an Oscar and he is a minority sect Muslim, which gets persecuted and discriminated against by majority sect Muslims for being so. Asghar Farhadi winning his second Oscar, and boycotting the ceremony in solidarity with Iranian, Syrian, Yemeni, Somali, Libyan, Sudanese, and Iraqi immigrants.
So many majority sect Muslims don’t even consider Ahmadis and Shias to be Muslim, and here we have members of both of these sects making history at the Oscars. Allahumdullilah.
1- Reciting the Holy Quran entitles you to be among the rememberers, the obedient, the humble ones, the delivered, the jurisprudents, and not the unmindful. It will entitle you to the reward of the charity of a Qintar.
2- Whoever recites a verse from the Quran, ten good deeds will be written for him and ten bad deeds will be written off.
3- Whoever recites the Quran only by looking at it and not by heart, will benefit from his eyes and will diminish the chastisement of his parents even if they are unbelievers.(Ibid.,p.853)
4- Whoever recites the Quran by looking at it, not reciting by heart, will torment Satan.
5- Whoever recites the Quran by looking at it will not only enjoy the reward of recitation but also his looking at the Quran is a kind of worship. In this relation, Abu Tharr reports: “I heard the Messenger of Allah say: ‘Looking at Ali ibn Abi Talib is worship, as the looking kindly and mercifully at one’s parents is worship, and the looking at the Quran and the Ka’ba is also worship.” (wasa'il shia vol 4 p. 854)
6- Reciting every chapter of the Quran, as mentioned in Usool al-Kafi, has special benefits such as being safeguarded against certain diseases and the torment of the grave. Increased sustenance, relieving of pain, happiness, reward of a martyr, forgiveness of sins, safety, and entering paradise are other benefits.
Saddam Hussein’s campaign to kill Shia Muslims, ban Shia practices and literally execute/detain Shias which violated those bans was only years ago. Today, an army called ISIS seeking to “cleanse” Shias from the muslim world exists in the same country carrying out massive attacks against shia shrines–there are literal shia muslim families pretending to be sunni in order to remain alive. In Bahrain, Shia Muslims do not have the same rights as their sunni counterparts; they cannot join the police force, army, are refused immigration on the basis of their (notably shia) names, cannot work/live in certain areas, and despite making up 70% of the population, only comprise <18% of the government. In Malaysia being Shia is illegal. depending where you are, Shia muslims are actually rounded up and thrown in jails should they violate those laws/preach shiism/declare their Shiism. Shia villages in indonesia were burned down shias were literally burned alive just in 2012. In Pakistan, several anti-shia terrorist outfits–many enabled by the government–are proudly “expunging shias” from the country via literal assassination and mass attacks in Shia neighbourhoods, mosques and shrines etc. Hazaras have been extensively, inhumanely persecuted and face death not only at the hands of extremists, but at the hands of the state which seeks to revoke their rightful citizenship and place them in harm’s way. In Nigeria, Shia muslims are persecuted by government forces and hundreds were shot and killed in 2015 alone.
In Saudi Arabia, the school-system itself preaches death to Shia Muslims with Shias being thrown in jail, or executed regularly. Saudi arabia, an ally to all major Western countries, muslim countries, exports this ideology abroad and funds terrorists who carry out what can only be called shia genocide.
if after all this you cannot realize anti-shiism is a widespread, state-funded phenomenon in the muslim world, you are no longer just “ignorant” of these crimes.
The two muslims who won oscars today, are Shia and Ahmadi Muslims. Don’t try to omit the fact that they are from minority Muslim sects. Stop appropriating anything that makes you look like an underdog. this is not going unnoticed.
I am surprised at those who think about their food for their bodies yet they do not think over the spiritual state of their food and themselves. They protect their stomach from harmful food yet are careless as to what filthy thoughts are entering their mentality.
عجب لمن يتفكر فى مأكوله كيف لا يتفكر فى معقوله فيجنب بطنه ما يؤذيه و يودع صدره ما يرديه
One of Justin Trudeau’s first actions in office was his approval of the sale of 15 billion dollars worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia–one of the worst human rights violators in the world, a country that kills its own dissidents in the streets, and supplies funds and weapons to achieve the mass murder of Shia Muslims and other minority sect Muslims worldwide via terrorist groups–despite promising during his campaign that he would cancel the whole deal altogether.
So I don’t really fucking care that he wore a pink sweater for ‘anti bullying day’ or that he takes selfies with people at the beach or that he listens to the Tragically Hip because there is NOTHING this man can do in his time during office, no promise he can fulfill as prime minister that could even begin to compensate for the human devastation we are about to cause in countries overtly and covertly besieged by the KSA or within Saudi Arabia itself where dissidents and activists are kidnapped, tortured and killed every day.
Stop celebrating the pointless fucking non-victories of his campaign as if they mean something in comparison to the war crimes we are facilitating in Yemen or the indoctrination that we are now funding and complicit in spreading. The Canadian government is no less evil than its notorious neighbour and it’s such a huge disservice that we are selling it and our war-crime-supporting leader as anything but.