shia are not muslims


Shāh Chérāgh (شاه چراغ‎‎) "King of the Light" is a mausoleum and mosque in Shiraz, Iran, built around 1130 AD, housing the tomb of the brothers Ahmad and Muhammad, sons of Mūsā al-Kādhim (7th Imam of Twelver Shia Islam). The two took refuge in the city during the Abbasid persecution of Shia Muslims. The tombs became celebrated pilgrimage centres in the 14th century when the pious and art-loving Queen Tashi Khatun erected a mosque and theological school by the tombs. After carrying out essential repairs, the queen ordered the tomb to be covered with millions of pieces of colored glass that glitter in the light and magnify its brilliance a thousand times.

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.

109 Shia Muslim Syrian civilians killedx

Civilians from the besieged Shia towns of Kafraya and Foah in Syria were attacked via car bomb on April 15th, 2017 while attempting to evacuate. 68 of these Shia civilians were children. 

The car bomb, really a salafi suicide bomber in a vehicle disguised as a bus filled with food and aid, detonated among an envoy of evacuation buses carrying Shia civilians. 

al-Qaeda components in Syria and other Sunni Islamic extremist factions of the opposition are known to target and kill Shias, whom they consider to be heretics.

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. 

my family and i are from iran. ever since my parents moved to america, they called themselves ‘non practicing muslims’ and stopped praying, fasting, etc. so they could fit in more, even though we live in a very liberal town. for the past year, i’ve been thinking of going full muslim. i felt as if i’d be safe if i started actively practicing islam. i even started buying scarves to prepare and talking to my grandmother about the rules and daily tasks of a shia muslim.

and then the local police found nabra’s body in a lake half an hour away from my home. nabra herself lived 25 minutes away from my home. her murderer is being held in a facility 10 minutes away from my home. 

it’s a reminder for all muslims in liberal cities and accepting towns that, no matter what, we are never truly safe. every muslim in norther virginia no longer feels secure in their own home. to make matters worse, the police refuse to rule it a hate crime and cnn called it ‘road rage.’ the media is trying to mask blatant islamphobia and make it seem like a ‘wrong place, wrong time’ situation when we all KNOW that if nabra wasn’t a middle eastern hijabi child, she would be safe at home tonight.

may allah bless nabra hassanen and may she find peace.

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. 

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Sharh Ramadan 🌙 💜

☪ The Holy Prophet (ﷺ) said about Sharh Ramadan ❝O people! The month of Allah (ﷻ) has come upon you with blessings, mercy and forgiveness. This month is the most favourable month in the view of Almighty Allah. Its days are the best days. Its nights are the best nights. Its hours are the best hours. In this month, you have been invited to the hospitality of Almighty Allah and you have been chosen to be within the people of Almighty Allah’s honouring. Your breaths in this month are considered glorifications of Almighty Allah. Your sleep in this month is considered an act of worship. Your deeds are accepted in this month. Your prayers are responded to in this month.❞

❗ My dear brothers and sisters. Take care of the sanctity of this month; it has the ability to change your life completely!

☪ Imam Sadiq (عليه السلام) said ❝Verily one whom is not forgiven in Sharh Ramadan will not be forgiven up to the next Ramadan unless he performs Hajj and witnesses the Halting at Mount Arafat.❞

📅 Important events in Sharh Ramadan:

10th Ramadan: Shahadat of Lady Khadija al-Kubra (سلام الله علیها‎‎)

15th Ramadan: Birth of Imam Hassan (عليه السلام)

17th Ramadan: Birth of Lady Umm Kulthum bint Ali (سلام الله علیها‎‎)/ Muslim success at the Battle of Badr

19th Ramadan: Imam Ali (عليه السلام) is attacked in Masjid al-Kufa/ Laylatul Qadr

21st: Shahadat of Imam Ali (عليه السلام)/ Laylatul Qadr

23rd Ramadan: Laylatul Qadr

📔 Hadiths from Mafatih al-Jinan

May Allah (ﷻ) allow us to see this Holy Month and heal our hearts through it. Ameen. 🖤

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

Imam Hasan (عليه السلام).

—  بحار الأنوار ج ۱ ص ۲۱۸

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.