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Abu Dharr

Abu Dharr is the pen-name of a senior Islamic movement intellectual who contributes to the monthly column in Crescent International newsmagazine, discussing key issues concerning the global Islamic movement.

Works

Opinion

The sons of Saud: the scions of Zion

Abu Dharr

Rabi' al-Thani 03, 14382017-01-01

The clannish rulers of Arabia have abandoned the values of Islam and reverted back to the days of Jahiliyah before Islam. Instead of being slaves of Allah, they are slaves of the Shaytan.

Opinion

Joy to the world, the Word has come

Abu Dharr

Safar 01, 14382016-12-01

This month marks the birthday celebrations of the last two great Prophets of Allah. What is common between them is that they both stood for social justice, something most of their followers seem to have forgotten because they seem to have become engrossed in rituals.

Opinion

Exposing the real faces behind the alleged Shi‘i-Sunni divide!

Abu Dharr

Safar 01, 14382016-11-01

Through massive propaganda, Muslims are led to believe that there deep differences between Shias and Sunnis. To advance this agenda, crises are deliberately engineered that lead to bloodshed.

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Opinion

Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me

Abu Dharr

Dhu al-Hijjah 29, 14372016-10-01

The Saudis are being set up for a fall but they think the imperialists and Zionists are their friends and will save them.

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Opinion

Bani Saud: why not make friends when you need them?

Abu Dharr

Dhu al-Qa'dah 29, 14372016-09-01

Why the Bani Saud fail to understand that their Zionist-imperialist masters are setting them for a fall? When people have protruding bellies, their brains often become non-functional.

Opinion

The sultan and the Shaytan

Abu Dharr

Shawwal 27, 14372016-08-01

Using the garb of Sufism, the self-styled religious preacher, Fethullah Gulen has turned out to be a US-Zionist puppet who is prepared to advance their agenda. This is how the enemies of Islam operate.

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Opinion

When threatened with a great injustice, one accepts the smaller one as a favor!

Abu Dharr

Ramadan 26, 14372016-07-01

Has Hamas leadership realized the errors of its policy in aligning itself with oppressive Arabian regimes and abandoning the Islamic Republic, the one true friend of the Palestinian people? Recent statements by Hamas officials gives cause for guarded optimism.

Opinion

The Saudis fear Zionists so much because they fear Allah (swt) so little

Abu Dharr

Sha'ban 25, 14372016-06-01

The Najdi Bedouins’ Zionist allies seem to be setting them for a fall and grab the hundreds of billions of dollars they have stashed in US banks.

Opinion

Fear the imperialists from the front, Saudis from the rear, and Zionists from all sides!

Abu Dharr

Rajab 24, 14372016-05-01

The dirty truth about the ‘return’ of the two Saudi islands—Tiran and Sanafir—from Zionist occupation via Egypt, with the permission of the Zionists! The Saudi cowards stand exposed.

Opinion

If the Saudis stay, there will be hell to pay

Abu Dharr

Jumada' al-Akhirah 23, 14372016-04-01

Bani Saud have caused havoc in the Muslim world. Their policies have resulted in the killings of hundreds of thousands of innocent people and displacement of millions of others. Their removal has become imperative otherwise Muslims will continue to pay a steep price.

Opinion

Hypocrisy is the necessary burden of villainy

Abu Dharr

Jumada' al-Ula' 21, 14372016-03-01

For decades, the Bani Saud claimed to be leaders of the Muslim world. Now they claim to be leading the ‘Sunni’ world against the ‘Shias’. They are nothing but agents of imperialism and Zionism and stand exposed because of their own policies and actions.

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Opinion

Glorious anniversary of the Islamic Revolution!

Abu Dharr

Rabi' al-Thani 22, 14372016-02-01

Amid all the doom and gloom, there is one country—Islamic Iran—that stands out as a beacon of hope for the oppressed Muslims, indeed all oppressed people. The Islamic State has entered its 38th year.

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Opinion

If there were no fools, there would be no wars

Abu Dharr

Rabi' al-Awwal 20, 14372016-01-01

The Bani Saud’s latest concoction of an ‘anti-terror alliance’ is no more than an attempt to appease their imperialist-Zionist masters to intensify Shi‘a-Sunni conflict.

Opinion

When the fox preaches, look to your geese

Abu Dharr

Safar 19, 14372015-12-01

First we had the shock and upheaval of September 11, 2001 (9/11), with all its hype and hyper hoopla, followed by all sorts of “terrorist” tremors in Madrid, London, Egypt, Mumbai, etc. And now we have the Friday-the-13th bloody rampage in Paris; if we are smart enough to learn from past experience there will be terrorist after-shocks wherever the handlers of this phenomenon deem necessary for their national interests.

Opinion

Several excuses are always less convincing than one

Abu Dharr

Dhu al-Hijjah 17, 14362015-11-01

Experience tells us that the “extremes” on both side of the Sunni-Shi‘i line of contact are going to be emotionally or mentally disquieted after reading this article.

Opinion

What is done by night, appears by day

Abu Dharr

Dhu al-Hijjah 17, 14362015-10-01

The tight relationship between the Bani Saud and Bani Isra’il is coming out into the open. Both stand exposed as enemies of Allah and the committed Muslims...

Opinion

A man never gets so rich that he can afford to lose a friend!

Abu Dharr

Dhu al-Qa'dah 17, 14362015-09-01

There are three countries in the Muslim world that are on the Yahudi radar screen. The first and most obvious one is the Islamic Republic of Iran. The global Zionist “deep state” is playing good-cop, bad-cop with Islamic Iran. The “good cops” as well as the “bad cops” are divided among themselves. Europe doesn’t see things the way America does and Russia doesn’t see things the way China does when it comes to Islamic self-determination. But for now they act as if they have reached an agreement with Islamic Iran. How this will play out in the coming months and years will be interesting and instructive to watch.

Opinion

The nuclear club of nations vs. Islamic Iran: the clock is ticking!

Abu Dharr

Shawwal 15, 14362015-08-01

It is premature to pass a final judgment on the agreement that was signed on July 14 in Europe (not in any Muslim country) between a nuclear club of nations on one side and a non-nuclear Islamic Iran on the other.

Opinion

The Saudis: from throwing money to dropping bombs to (eventually) hugging Zionists

Abu Dharr

Ramadan 14, 14362015-07-01

The “Saudis” have used money to buy loyalty or silence critics. They have now launched a direct attack on Yemen but with the campaign not going well, they have embraced the Zionists.

Opinion

Jacob’s Ladder: The only way up is down

Abu Dharr

Sha'ban 14, 14362015-06-01

Far from learning from history, the Arabian rulers continue to expose their criminal nature by aligning with the enemies of Islam against committed Muslims. They are digging their own graves.

Opinion

Zionist-controlled Arabia vs. Islamic-aspiring Yemen

Abu Dharr

Rajab 12, 14362015-05-01

The Bani Saud assault on Yemen is designed to maintain the status quo: jahili control of Muslim societies, and frustrate the Islamic aspirations of the people of Yemen to join the resistance front against the Zionist occupiers of Palestine.

Opinion

Cold feet are usually the result of burnt fingers

Abu Dharr

Jumada' al-Akhirah 12, 14362015-04-01

The Arabian and secular media have gone berserk over Islamic Iran’s influence in Iraq. We look at the reasons behind their angst.

Opinion

Bani Isra’il and Bani Saud: cousins of interest

Abu Dharr

Jumada' al-Ula' 10, 14362015-03-01

Bani Isra’il and Bani Saud are conjoined twins. One cannot survive without the other.

Opinion

You’re 36, you’re beautiful, and you’re mine!

Abu Dharr

Rabi' al-Thani 11, 14362015-02-01

The Islamic revolution in Iran turns 36 this month. To survive in a cruel world dominated by greedy barons and vultures is a remarkable achievement.

Opinion

The Saudi godparent of Zion

Abu Dharr

Rabi' al-Awwal 10, 14362015-01-01

The Saudis are spreading hate propaganda to advance the imperialist and Zionist agenda.

Opinion

Royal Saudi blowback

Abu Dharr

Safar 08, 14362014-12-01

The Saudis thought they would sponsor the takfiris to cause mayhem in other countries. It seems the takfiris have established cells within the kingdom as well. The takfiris are coming home to roost.

Opinion

We Two!

Abu Dharr

Muharram 08, 14362014-11-01

There are two major Islamic currents in the world today: the Ikhwan and the Islamic Republic of Iran. The Ikhwan must decide whether they want to work with the Islamic Republic or continue to pander to the whims of illegitimate rulers.

Opinion

A jahili Hajj

Abu Dharr

Dhu al-Hijjah 06, 14352014-10-01

Makkah and al-Madinah were always open to all Muslims but under the Saudis, these have become off-limits. If the Prophet (saws) or Prophets Ibrahim and Ismail (as) wanted to perform Hajj today, the Saudis would insist they obtain a visa before coming!

Opinion

Palestinians bleeding to death, politicians divided to death (O Muslim! Mourn thy soul)

Abu Dharr

Dhu al-Qa'dah 06, 14352014-09-01

A gigantic struggle is underway between Islamic self-determination (led by Islamic Iran) and ruthless exploitation (represented by US imperialism and Zionism). Where do the Muslim regimes stand?

Opinion

Islamic self-determination: external explosions and internal implosion

Abu Dharr

Shawwal 04, 14352014-08-01

The imperialists and zionists have realized that Islam is the future so they created pseudo-Islamic groups to fight the committed Muslims.

Opinion

The Salafis, the Ikhwan and the Saudi wild card

Abu Dharr

Ramadan 03, 14352014-07-01

Examining the Saudi policy of setting the Salafis and Ikhwanis at each others' throats at a time when foreign powers have their fangs embedded deeply into the flesh of the Ummah.

Opinion

Saudi Arabia: the mother of all evils

Abu Dharr

Sha'ban 03, 14352014-06-01

The House of Saud has financed many mercenary writers to paint the Islamic Republic of Iran in a negative light. This hate-campaign, however, is not limited to Iran; even the Ikhwan in Egypt have become victims of Saudi vilification.

Opinion

Will the real Ikhwan please stand up!

Abu Dharr

Rajab 02, 14352014-05-01

There is a long history of links between the Ikhwan and the Saudi monarchy. It has not always been a happy relationship but the Ikhwan have a choice to make: which side of the fence do they want to sit on.

Opinion

Show me a traitor and I’ll show you a munafiq

Abu Dharr

Jumada' al-Akhirah 01, 14352014-04-01

A leading figure in the Syrian National Coalition haw come out openly to say the SNC is willing to sell the Golan Heights in return for Zionist support to overthrow the Asad regime in Syria.

Opinion

Saudi Arabia: a Kingdom that prays publicly and preys privately

Abu Dharr

Rabi' al-Thani 29, 14352014-03-01

Misleading a generation of Muslim youth to create a “Sunni” militia to launch sectarian warfare will ultimately recoil on the House of Saud. It is setting itself up for a fall.

Opinion

Wa-al-Fajr wa-Layalin Ashr: The Islamic Revolution’s First Light of Day and the (dark) Ten Nights (of Arabian hostility)

Abu Dharr

Rabi' al-Thani 01, 14352014-02-01

This month marks the 35th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran. It also marks a nightmare for the illegitimate regimes in the Muslim East led by the Saudi clan.

Opinion

(Saudi) Arabians: people who will pull down the whole Temple to have a stone to sit on

Abu Dharr

Rabi' al-Awwal 01, 14352014-01-02

Hiding behind the veneer of religiosity, the self-imposed Saudi tribal monarchy can in fact be linked directly with Abu Jahl and Abu Lahab of yore. The religious veneer is meant to confuse ordinary Muslims.

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Opinion

Iman is not a private Saudi business

Abu Dharr

How Muslims frame an issue determines whether they will find a solution to the problem. Neither iman nor unity is a private or personal affair. “Individuals have access to taqwa; societies have access to iman.”

Opinion

Bandar is no Bilal... he is Wahshi

Abu Dharr

Muharram 27, 14352013-12-01

Bandar, the illegitimate son of Sultan born of an illicit affair with a black maid, is the black sheep of the Saudi family. It is not his skin colour but his dark deeds that have aroused so much contempt for him. Like Wahshi, the murderer of Hamza (ra), he is filled with hate.

Opinion

From brother to brother

Abu Dharr

Dhu al-Hijjah 27, 14342013-11-01

The Ikhwan al-Muslimun have suffered greatly in Egypt but they have also made some terrible mistakes none of which match the “exclusivist” bug that has infected the thinking of some of their leaders.

Opinion

The ignorant man is dead even if he is breathing

Abu Dharr

Dhu al-Qa'dah 25, 14342013-10-01

The Khilafah was not abolished in 1924. When Muawiya declared himself king in early Islamic history, he abolished the Khilafah at that time. Muslims must get a better understanding of their history before they can take the steps to rectify the damage.

Opinion

And the truth shall set you free

Abu Dharr

Shawwal 24, 14342013-09-01

Who exactly is General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi? Born to a Moroccan Jewish mother, his maternal uncle was a member of David Ben Gurion’s political party. How did this Sephardi sleeper stay within the loop without being exposed for so long and rising to the top spot in the military?

Opinion

Seven years: from (Israeli) military defeat to (Saudi) sectarian blowback

Abu Dharr

Ramadan 23, 14342013-08-01

Israel’s defeat at the hands of Hizbullah’s in 2006 embarrassed not just the Zionists but also their Arabian allies. The Saudis have hit back with launching a sectarian crusade to divide the Ummah.

Opinion

Saint abroad, a devil at home

Abu Dharr

Sha'ban 22, 14342013-07-01

Shaykh Yusuf al-Qaradawi has a long list of accomplishments as scholar, speaker and struggler but his recent position has stunned many in the Ummah. How could he, of all people, be advocating civil war among Muslims?

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வெளியே மகா ஆத்மா, உள்ளே தீய ஆத்மா Saint abroad, a devil at home (Tamil)

Abu Dharr

Sha'ban 22, 14342013-07-01

ஒரு அறிஞர், பேச்சாளர், போராளி என்றளவில் ஷெய்க் யூசுஃப் அல்-கர்ளாவி நீண்டதொரு சாதனைப் பட்டியலைக் கொண்டவர். எனினும், அவரின் சமீபத்திய நிலைப்பாடு உம்மத்தில் பலரையும் அதிர்ச்சியடைய வைத்திருக்கிறது. அவர் முஸ்லிம்கள் மத்தியில் உட்பூசலையும் போரையும் தூண்ட முயற்சிப்பது ஏன்?

Opinion

An Imam is an Imam — and a non-imam is a non-imam

Abu Dharr

Rajab 22, 14342013-06-01

Imam Khomeini (ra) whose death anniversary falls this month (June 3) was an outstanding leader whose courage and convictions brought about meaningful change in Iran after the Islamic revolution. Other leaders, primarily in Egypt and Tunisia have failed to adopt bold policies.

Opinion

If there were no Saudi Arabia, the Yahud would have to invent one

Abu Dharr

Jumada' al-Akhirah 20, 14342013-05-01

The regime in Saudi Arabia continues to cause enormous damage to the unity and fabric of the Ummah. This is precisely what the imperialists and Zionists want.

Opinion

Syria… the new Israel?

Abu Dharr

Jumada' al-Ula' 20, 14342013-04-01

The war on Syria is in reality a battle for survival by the House of Saud that has poured billions into the conflict. Ultimately, however, the Saudis will fail, resulting in their demise.

Opinion

Satanic… Saudi… and sectarian…

Abu Dharr

Rabi' al-Thani 19, 14342013-03-01

Sectarianism is the only fitna the Saudis know. Unfortunately it has spread far and wide, thanks to Saudi propaganda and the naivety of many Muslims that fall easy prey to such fitna.

Opinion

Saudi Arabia’s last gasp: sectarianism

Abu Dharr

Rabi' al-Awwal 20, 14342013-02-01

The Saudi regime is good at only one thing: creating fitna of the sectarian kind. The war in Syria has provided it an opportunity to play dirty once again.

Opinion

Egypt! The Muslims are waiting

Abu Dharr

Safar 19, 14342013-01-01

The Muslims have reposed high expectations in the people and leadership of Egypt. Will the new leadership follow in the footsteps of Hassan al-Banna and Syed Qutb or end up compromising with imperialism and Zionism?

Opinion

The Prophet’s Karbala

Abu Dharr

Muharram 17, 14342012-12-01

In a tightly reasoned and passionately written article, Abu Dharr urges Muslims to be true in their honour and respect of the Messenger of Allah (saws) and love those whom he loved: his Ahl al-Bayt. Among these was Imam al-Husein who was martyred on the plains of Karbala.

Opinion

Post-khilafah ruling class: much ado about no substance

Abu Dharr

Dhu al-Hijjah 16, 14332012-11-01

Once King Muawiyah had usurped the Khilafah, the issue of power and authority was gradually removed from Muslim consciousness and Islam reduced to mere rituals. The sorry state of Muslim rulers today is the direct result.

Opinion

Rethink history: undo sectarianism

Abu Dharr

Dhu al-Qa'dah 14, 14332012-10-01

Sectarianism exists on both sides of the divide. It is imperative to understand the root problems to overcome it, urges Abu Dharr.

Opinion

The critical truth of our history deflates sectarianism

Abu Dharr

Shawwal 14, 14332012-09-01

How historical baggage has smothered Muslim minds to sink into sectarianism while ignoring the teachings of the Qur’an and the Sunnah.

Opinion

Flashpoint Syria, target Iran

Abu Dharr

Ramadan 12, 14332012-08-01

The war is on but this one may very well be the opening shots of Armageddon. The war parties are as diverse as they come.

Opinion

The day democracy died

Abu Dharr

Sha'ban 11, 14332012-07-01

During the course of the past 18 months the world in general and the Muslims in particular were watching the movement of people and the counter-movements of regimes.

Opinion

You are either with the Shaytan(i Buzurg) or against him

Abu Dharr

Rajab 11, 14332012-06-01

This month 23 years ago, the oppressed Muslims as well as the toiling masses worldwide lost one of their own: Imam Khomeini.

Opinion

A brief comparison — and you draw the line

Abu Dharr

Jumada' al-Akhirah 09, 14332012-05-01

This writer knows from many encounters with fervent Muslims belonging to different shades and colors of the global Islamic movement that there are those who fault the Islamic Republic of Iran on matters that extend from its form of government (where is the khalifah?) all the way to “Iran is our primary enemy, Israel follows” and everything in-betweeen.

Opinion

The Ikhwan between exclusions (of the past) and explosions (of the present)

Abu Dharr

Jumada' al-Ula' 09, 14332012-04-01

Let us begin by emphasizing that the best known Islamic Party in the Muslim world, al-Ikhwan al-Muslimeen (the Muslim Brotherhood), is not an agent of any foreign or imperialist power or government.

Guest Editorial

Saudi contagion — the US-Israeli nexus

Abu Dharr

Rabi' al-Thani 08, 14332012-03-01

Have you ever stepped back and looked at the crumbling regimes in the Arab East? If you did, have you realized they are republics and not monarchies; not that there is much of a difference between the two but the hype in the corporate media is about freedom, rights, dignity, democracy, and the rest of this political litany that is well-known.

Guest Editorial

Thirty-three years of valiant resistance and perseverance of the Islamic Republic

Abu Dharr

Rabi' al-Awwal 09, 14332012-02-01

Thirty-three years ago this month the world was witness to the fall of a Shah and the rise of an Imam. The Shah was Persian by culture, American by loyalty. The Imam was Persian by culture, Islamic by persuasion. The Muslims of the world along with the imperialist victims of the world rejoiced at this turn of events. Ever since that time Uncle Sam and his nephew Cohen have been playing their cards against the Imam and the Revolution.

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Opinion

The sectarian weapon of mass distortion

Abu Dharr

Safar 07, 14332012-01-01

The world is babbling with news about Iran being on the threshold of going nuclear, in a military sense. Israeli words are coming out of American mouths. US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta told CBS news that Iran could build a nuclear bomb in a year or less (music to Israeli ears).

Guest Editorial

Yahud playing with fire

Abu Dharr

Muharram 06, 14332011-12-01

We said it before, and we will say it again: the only two powers that are fiercely independent and have the wherewithal to influence other powers are the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Zionist res publica of Israel. The other monarchies and nation-states in that part of the world are political tramps and economic ripoffs.

Opinion

Reminding Muslims of the deliberately ignored duty at Hajj: bara’ah min al-mushrikin!

Abu Dharr

Dhu al-Hijjah 05, 14322011-11-01

It is that time of the year again. Muslims from far and near prepare themselves for the lifelong journey to Ibrahim’s (a) final destination, to the emigre home of Hajar, to the life-threatened birth of Isma‘il (a), to the expatriate city of Muhammad (pbuh) and to the cradle of Islam — to Makkah al-Mukarramah.

Opinion

In trying to destroy Islamic self-determination, US has destroyed itself on behalf of Zionist Israel

Abu Dharr

Dhu al-Qa'dah 03, 14322011-10-01

Some people think that the US and Israel are really smart. We beg to differ. Let us explain. The bird dogs of Washington and the kennel dogs of Tel Aviv, in the aftermath of the Soviet Union’s demise, had enough information to be convinced that an Islamic “danger” was brewing.

Opinion

No, he is not an American agent!

Abu Dharr

Jumada' al-Akhirah 28, 14322011-06-01

Caution! This article is not written for the rationally disabled or for those who are reproach-free.

Opinion

Saudis resort to crude sectarianism to create divisions in the Ummah

Abu Dharr

Jumada' al-Ula' 27, 14322011-05-01

Sectarianism has been a time tested tool in the hands of illegitimate rulers since the Islamic institution of khilafah was subverted into mulukiyah nearly 1,400 years ago. Today, the illegitimate rulers of Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia are using this weapon to divert attention away from their oppressive policies and subservience to the West and to Zionist Israel.

Opinion

Looking at Western concern for people of Libya while ignoring those in Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen…

Abu Dharr

Rabi' al-Thani 27, 14322011-04-01

After Tunisia and Egypt comes Bahrain and Yemen. Add to this popular wave of opposition the civil stirrings now observable in Algeria, Morocco, Jordan and Syria. This places us in front of an exhilarating arousal of people who have been dormant for decades, indeed centuries, when it comes to their own republican dynasties and monarchies.

Opinion

What committed Muslims need to do for the liberation of al-Quds and Palestine

Abu Dharr

Muharram 26, 14322011-01-01

It is hard to predict the future; nay, our projections about the future are just speculations and opinions based upon incomplete evidence. Even our view of history is fragmented and disjointed. Remember, those who wrote the history we read were the conquerors and winners.

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Opinion

Islamic Iran and the eleventh hour

Abu Dharr

Dhu al-Qa'dah 24, 14312010-11-01

This writer remembers the time — about 25 years ago — when friendly members of the Islamic Movement would ask: why can’t our brothers in Iran have a more subtle approach and a dodgy political posture when it comes to their official decisions as well as their public relations and information services?

Opinion

Arabian rulers align themselves with Zionism and imperialism against Islamic Iran

Abu Dharr

Shawwal 22, 14312010-10-01

Muslim public opinion in general and Arabian public opinion in particular is at a loss to properly understand the Islamic Republic of Iran. Many people have an intuitive feeling that the Islamic orientation in Iran is for the long-term benefit of Muslims worldwide.

Opinion

The two opposite poles of the global Islamic movement

Abu Dharr

Shawwal 22, 14312010-10-01

Deep down inside the recesses of the Islamic movement there is what one may call a dichotomy — two mutually exclusive subclasses of the worldwide Islamic movement. One of them is centered on Islamic Iran and the other around what is today called “Saudi” Arabia.

Opinion

Obama and Osama cut from the same cloth by the same tailor

Abu Dharr

Ramadan 22, 14312010-09-01

September is the month of 9/11. How can anyone forget 9/11? Dare anyone forget 9/11?! And if it is beginning to slip out of a public’s mind that is really more interested in the New York Yankees than in the World Trade Center, then in comes the “controversy” to rekindle the flames of 9/11

Opinion

“Civilized” America bares its poisoned fangs in the Islamic realm against Iran

Abu Dharr

Rajab 18, 14312010-07-01

If one thinks about it seriously, the world looks like a bizarre place. Scientific strides and technological developments make us think and believe that we are living in the “genteel” and “civilized” 21st century. Few can argue about the scientific and industrial progress in all fields of physical applications and material evolution.

Opinion

A tribute to Imam Khomeini

Abu Dharr

Jumada' al-Ula' 16, 14312010-05-01

You taught us that Muslims are capable of having an imam contrary to the beliefs of the traditional “Shi‘is” who maintain that there can only be one...

Opinion

Beating the drums of war

Abu Dharr

Rabi' al-Thani 16, 14312010-04-01

No one really knows the number of pro-Israeli and anti-Islamic forces stationed by the US in and around Arabia

Opinion

Israel in America and America in Israel: where fact meets fiction

Abu Dharr

Rabi' al-Thani 16, 14312010-04-01

As if a meteorological blizzard was not enough during this past winter, Washington is now afflicted by a psychological blizzard. The media mouthpieces are blowing hot and cold — declaiming wildly what an observer would call an arctic chill that is descending upon the political tundra between the Knesset and the White House...

Opinion

Allah exposes the munafiqs and fifth columnists in the ranks of Muslims

Abu Dharr

Rabi' al-Awwal 15, 14312010-03-01

Allah (swt), however, works in His own mysterious ways. Regardless of what the condition of Muslims may be at any given time, there is always something positive in it for them...

Editorials

Obama’s report card after one year

Abu Dharr

Muharram 15, 14312010-01-01

But Obama has been a huge disappointment to most Americans as well. Republican Scott Brown’s victory to the senate seat held by the late Ted Kennedy in Massachusetts since 1972 is reflective of this mood swing...

Opinion

A brotherly reminder to internal opponents of the Islamic State

Abu Dharr

Muharram 15, 14312010-01-01

This year the Islamic Revolution in Iran turns 31; this means 31 years of independence, change, struggle, and accomplishments. What has emerged through the course of these 31 years, which in the lifespan of nations is still tiny, is the fact that Islamic Iran is Zionism and imperialism’s number one enemy...

Editorials

String of Zionist-sponsored anti-Iran conferences

Abu Dharr

Dhu al-Hijjah 14, 14302009-12-01

At a time when the world’s attention is focused on the horrible crimes the Zionists perpetrated in Gaza exactly a year ago and continue to do so against hapless Palestinians today, the Zionists are busy demonizing Iran...

Opinion

Taqwa, honesty and hard work secure Ahmadinejad’s second term as President

Abu Dharr

Rajab 08, 14302009-07-01

Far away from the corporate course of managed information and at a distance from the bromide cliches being spouted by a network of America-centered Iranians who lost in Iran 30 years ago and will lose again today, take a look at Islamic Iran from another, quite different angle.

Guest Editorial

Being cautious in the forthcoming presidential elections in the Islamic Republic

Abu Dharr

Jumada' al-Ula' 06, 14302009-05-01

The Islamic Republic of Iran, government and people, are gearing up for presidential elections that are scheduled for the first half of June 2009. There appear to be two prime candidates for the presidency: Mr. Mahmoud Ahmedinejad and Mr. Mir HosseinMoussavi. Both fine men are qualified beyond doubt to lead the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Islamic Movement of the world during the coming four-year term, which will probably be the most challenging time in the history of the Islamic Movement and state.

Guest Editorial

Islamic Iran’s technological progress, not Zionist Israel’s, arouses US, Saudi wrath

Abu Dharr

Rabi' al-Thani 05, 14302009-04-01

If it were another government it would have caved in by now, but the heavenward Islamic government in the world has survived. The Islamic Republic of Iran, whatever one’s view of it, has weathered political pandemonium, economic earthquakes, and media twisters the likes of which we have not witnessed. This is a government and leadership with a people and population extending beyond its geographical frontiers.

Guest Editorial

In trying to save Zionist Israel, the US gets stuck in the Iraq-Afghan quagmire

Abu Dharr

Rabi' al-Awwal 04, 14302009-03-01

The Obama administration is off to a sluggish start in foreign policy. The strategic toxins that have been lodged in the organs and tissues of the American body politic throughout the previous decades of successive administrations are pathological and substantial. When it comes to dealing with the Islamic movement and State, American politics are downright malignant and cancerous.

Guest Editorial

The “war on terror” as a cover for squashing Islamic self-determination

Abu Dharr

Safar 05, 14302009-02-01

The Israeli Amalek just do not get it. Their military failure in the summer of 2006 against Hizbullah in Lebanon did not register. Their American supplied weapons have gone to their head. And now they are not relearning the lesson they failed to learn inLebanon; and that lesson is: you cannot defeat the up-and-coming Islamic forces of self-determination — Hizbullah in Lebanon,Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Palestine.

Guest Editorial

From neo-conservatives to neo-liberals, US policy to remain pro-Israel

Abu Dharr

Muharram 04, 14302009-01-01

Never fall asleep when a “superpower” is watching you, especially if that “superpower” is a Zionist-crazed, anti-Islamic regime as is the case with the outgoing and incoming American administrations. In the past eight years the world has had to endure distress, be subjected to vicious wars, and be forced to abandon hope because of a group of politicians in the US called the neo-conservatives.

Guest Editorial

Obama says, “Yes I can” to Yahudi old-boys network

Abu Dharr

Dhu al-Hijjah 03, 14292008-12-01

The Islamic Republic of Iran is imperialist America’s number one fixation. No military or economic power in the world other than the government in Tehran seems to have absorbed and diffused the American foreign policy establishment.

Guest Editorial

Between Sunni-Shi’i sectarianism and Judeo-Christian imperialism

Abu Dharr

Dhu al-Qa'dah 02, 14292008-11-01

As if the worldwide zionist led media campaign about Islamic Iran’s “nuclear bomb” was not enough, we now have a Saudi-led whisper campaign about Islamic Iran’s “sectarian aggression.” The voices and spokespersons for this latter campaign may not know how and why this is so, thus it becomes necessary to shed light on this.

Guest Editorial

Being aware of the hidden agendas behind “dialogue” with non-Muslims

Abu Dharr

Shawwal 01, 14292008-10-01

There has always been debate within the Islamic movement about the propriety and importance of engaging the West or subsystems of it (such as Christian churches) in discussion about issues that divide Muslims from Jews and Christians. Such low-decibel but high-profile discussion has produced numerous platforms for “inter-faith” dialogue or trialogue, countless ecumenical meetings, and now a proverbial “dialogue of civilizations”, conducted on the part of the Muslims by a bewildering range of official and non-officials institutions and “leaders”.

Guest Editorial

The nature of the zionists and imperialists threatening Islamic Iran

Abu Dharr

Rajab 29, 14292008-08-01

Last month, the world's mainstream media was abuzz with news items about the world's only genuine Islamic state test launching missiles that it has designed and built itself. Lost in this media hysteria was the fact that the imperialist powers of the world have never since the Islamic Revolution in 1979 mustered the courage to recognize the independence, sovereignty, and – most importantly – the Islamic leadership of Iran's new Islamic State.

Guest Editorial

Implications of the militarization of the Islamic struggle (2008)

Abu Dharr

Jumada' al-Akhirah 27, 14292008-07-01

The United States of America, the sole superpower in the world, or the so-called “hyper-power”, the one with the most advanced armed forces, with satellites in the air and spies everywhere, is getting its nose bloodied in Afghanistan and suffering military defeat in Iraq. And who is inflicting these humiliations? Mujahideen armed with little more than iron determination to expel the occupiers from their homelands.

Guest Editorial

Bush’s pointless tour to meet his stooges in the Middle East

Abu Dharr

Jumada' al-Ula' 27, 14292008-06-01

The self-inflicted wounds on American imperialism and Israeli zionism in Iraq and Afghanistan are easily seen. The public memory is blank to the commander-in-chief who claimed the “end of major combat operations” just a few months after initiating the war against Iraq in March 2003.

Guest Editorial

The greater struggle between imperialism and Islamic self-determination

Abu Dharr

Rabi' al-Thani 25, 14292008-05-01

Five years and still sinking. That is what may well best describe the overall status in the world of its “sole superpower” as it careens from one war-euphemism to another. The United States of America, the inheritor of twentieth-century superpower rivalry, has been scrambling propaganda flares to distract attention from its downward movement ever since it invaded Iraq.

Guest Editorial

Parallels between the early history of Islam and the contemporary historical situation

Abu Dharr

Rabi' al-Awwal 24, 14292008-04-01

In the early years of Muslim history we had most of the political pulses that we have today. Not many Muslims, not even many intellectual Muslims, are willing to examine human nature, cultural influences, social trends and political priorities fourteen hundred years ago as well as today.

Guest Editorial

The West’s open and covert warfare against the Islamic movement

Abu Dharr

Safar 23, 14292008-03-01

While the public mind waits to see what drama we will have next in the American-led (but Israeli inspired) war on Islamic self-determination, otherwise known as “the war on terror”, zionists or people working for them succeed in assassinating ImadMughniyyeh, a commander of Hizbullah, in – of all places – the diplomatic quarter of Damascus, the capital of Syria.

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Guest Editorial

Assessing the real role of Islamic Iran in the world

Abu Dharr

Muharram 23, 14292008-02-01

This month, Muslims all over the world should be celebrating the 29th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, alongside other informed and conscientious people concerned for the oppressed and downtrodden of the world. But the harsh reality is that only a tiny fraction of these people will be commemorating the rise of Imam Khomeini and the success of the Iranian people in toppling the “king of kings”, the last Pahlavi shah of Iran. Nearly three decades ago, the Islamic Revolution that took place in Iran resonated among virtually all Muslims and many other of the world’s oppressed peoples.

Guest Editorial

Following the Sunnah of the Prophet by prioritising the liberation of Makkah

Abu Dharr

Dhu al-Hijjah 22, 14282008-01-01

What you are about to read in this article may be regarded by some as controversial. These words are put together during the season of the Hajj, which is a good time to try to counter the tons of misinformation we have about the Saudi regime, which has done so much to diminish this annual expression of the independence and power of the Ummah to little more than a ritual void of warmth, enthusiasm, and spirit.

Guest Editorial

Pakistan and Egypt suffer from the failure of their Islamic movements

Abu Dharr

Dhu al-Qa'dah 20, 14282007-12-01

The main factor exacerbating the situation of Pakistan and Pakistanis is the state of the local Islamic movement there. The Jama‘at-e Islami is in no position to show anyone the way out of the morass that Pakistan has become. Likewise the Ikhwan – the Jama‘at's analogue in the Arab world – are running around in circles in Egypt.

Guest Editorial

America’s responsibility for the tragedy that is Iraq

Abu Dharr

Shawwal 20, 14282007-11-01

On 20 March, 2003, the government of the USA sent its full range of armed forces intoIraq, obliterating its infrastructure and smashing its civil life like a lion devouring a rabbit. Since then almost one million men, women and children have been killed, and uncounted others have been wounded. No one wants to say so, but consequently the Iraqi people are teetering on the brink.

Guest Editorial

Imperialist instincts and zionist interests leading the US to danger in the Middle East

Abu Dharr

Ramadan 19, 14282007-10-01

The imperialist monster is disrupting its own international order. Even the laws of its own heartland are no longer the rules that are supposed to govern its activities. The United States has been trying to jump-start a worldwide diplomatic initiative that will result in military action against Islamic Iran by ignoring the findings of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and by forcing European and Asian governments to line up with US strategy vis a vis Islamic Iran.

Guest Editorial

The unimaginable hypocrisy of the US’s claims to oppose terrorism

Abu Dharr

Sha'ban 19, 14282007-09-01

The United States regime, never shy about showing its zionist colors, has come out swinging again; this time, its target is the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps of the Islamic State in Iran, which it plans to brand as a “terrorist organization”. Of course, the politicians in Washington are free to say whatever they want – thank God it’s a free country, with freedom of speech and all that. The thing to notice, though, is whether such “made in Tel Aviv” statements are serious policy or simply political rhetoric.

Guest Editorial

Examining the reality of the threat posed by al-Qa’ida

Abu Dharr

Rajab 17, 14282007-08-01

One of the things we try to do in this column is to confront false impressions head-on. This month, we address the myth that America is trying to “spread democracy” in the Islamic East, although the use of this argument has been declining in almost perfect proportion to the increasing military failures of the armies of the US and its allies – particularly zionist Israel – wherever they have tried to pursue their interests through war. Listen to the speeches of the highest officials of imperialism in America, and the change of tone is inescapable.

Guest Editorial

Remaining aware of the strategies of the forces ranged against us

Abu Dharr

Jumada' al-Akhirah 16, 14282007-07-01

It would be wise to infer that the latest visit of Ehud Olmert, the prime minister of Israel, to Washington is meant to fuse zionist and imperialist objectives even further vis a vis Islamic Iran. We can read what the mainstream media, ever the servants of the imperial-zionist nexus, have left out of their reports; i.e., the top echelons of both the political and military establishments in Tel Aviv and Washington are finalising their plans for the only government in the world that is close enough to Israel to defy its expansionist schemes.

Guest Editorial

The immediate and broader contexts of probable war in Palestine

Abu Dharr

Jumada' al-Ula' 15, 14282007-06-01

Much of the news last summer was dominated by Israel’s wars on Ghazzah and then Lebanon. No-one should be surprised if, this year, the military regime in Tel Aviv decides to mount another grand attack to try to recover from their disastrous misadventures last year, particularly their defeat at the hands of the Hizbullah.

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Guest Editorial

Remembering the true nature of our enemy

Abu Dharr

Rabi' al-Thani 14, 14282007-05-01

The threat to Muslims from an imperialistic American-Israeli power will not go away even if “Islamic terrorism” ends. The war-elites in Washington and Tel Aviv spent most of the last century sapping the resources of the world in what was supposedly a life-and-death struggle with communism. When communism collapsed, the politicians went looking for a new enemy to justify continuing their aggressive policies. Unable to find any convincing enemies to promote, they set about creating one from the movements of resistance created by their own policies; and so we now have “Islamic terrorism” or “Islamo-fascism”.

Guest Editorial

The importance of seeing the bigger picture behind the West’s political scheming

Abu Dharr

Rabi' al-Awwal 13, 14282007-04-01

Something easy to get is easy to lose, as the Japanese say. Their neighbors the Chinese would say: the lone sheep is in danger of the wolf. The ancient wisdom of these people is not lost on Muslims of Imam Husain’s heritage. Our only Islamic Revolution and Islamic state (as imperfect as they appear from time to time) were not easy to come by; and therefore should not be easily relinquished.

Guest Editorial

The Saudis’ long history of intrigue against the Islamic movement

Abu Dharr

Safar 11, 14282007-03-01

There is probably no government in the world that has done greater harm and damage to the Muslims of the world than the one that presents itself as the Guardians of Makkah and Madinah. Yet much that is commonplace about this regime among those familiar with the Saudi government is little known elsewhere because people hesitate to say it in public.

Guest Editorial

Sectarian implications of the mis-trial of Saddam Hussain

Abu Dharr

Muharram 13, 14282007-02-01

It should have been “justice done” by Muslims but it has been turned into “the rise of sectarianism” by the zionist-imperialist masters of the world. Saddam Hussain was used by his imperialist handlers as an agent par excellence during his bloody life, exploited further in his gory death.

Guest Editorial

Sectarianism: the West’s secret weapon in its war on Islam

Abu Dharr

Dhu al-Hijjah 11, 14272007-01-01

All over the world, the confrontation between the forces of Islam and kufr is intensifying, with the forces of the Islamic movement taking on the kuffar – represented in the modern world by the zionist-US dominated West – in many very different ways. And all over the world, we are seeing the kuffar hitting back in one very dangerous way: the promotion of sectarianism and internal discord among Muslims.

Guest Editorial

Implications of the militarization of the Islamic struggle

Abu Dharr

Shawwal 09, 14272006-11-01

The United States of America, the sole superpower in the world, or the so-called “hyper-power”, the one with the most advanced armed forces, with satellites in the air and spies everywhere, is getting its nose bloodied in Afghanistan and suffering military defeat in Iraq. And who is inflicting these humiliations? Mujahideen armed with little more than iron determination to expel the occupiers from their homelands.

Guest Editorial

Fundamental realities of the situation now facing Muslims

Abu Dharr

Ramadan 08, 14272006-10-01

Consider the following: the recent confession by an Israeli general that Israel dropped more than 1.2 million cluster bombs on Lebanon during the recent war; an American columnist saying "Israel is doing the Lord's work"; the head of the American Republican National Committee saying "Today we are all Israelis"; the reinforcement of Euro-American military forces in occupied Afghanistan; the positioning of foreign military forces inside of a ‘sovereign' Lebanon; and the intensifying daily reports of explosions, slaughter, and death squads in American-occupied Iraq. Bearing all this in mind, why do so many in the Islamic movement find it so difficult to understand fundamental truths and realities about our West-dominated situation?

Guest Editorial

Hizbullah establishes the standard for all Islamic movements

Abu Dharr

Sha'ban 08, 14272006-09-01

Hizbullah has won a stunning victory over Israel in its first all-out military conflict with the zionist state. Between its formation in the early 1980s and its victory in 2000, when Israel was kicked out of most of occupied Lebanon, Hizbullah was in resistance mode.

Guest Editorial

Islamic movements move to the fore in the struggle against Zionism

Abu Dharr

Rajab 07, 14272006-08-01

In previous columns, we have examined the methodology of the Islamic Revolution and movement; now we must move to questions concerning the very survival of the Islamic Revolution and movement. As this column is written, the zionist military machine is launching wave after wave of air-raids and naval bombardments on the northern part of the Holy Land – Lebanon.

Guest Editorial

Islamic Iran’s failure to rise above the constraints of “international legality”

Abu Dharr

Jumada' al-Akhirah 05, 14272006-07-01

Some clear truths are too serious for diplomatic dissemblers to acknowledge. One of these it the clear reality of the nature of theWashington regime's foreign policy. For at least half a century, American foreign policy has matched Israel's in its hostility to the self-determination of Muslims.

Guest Editorial

The dangers Iran faces in dealing with communal politics in Iraq

Abu Dharr

Jumada' al-Ula' 05, 14272006-06-01

Since the death of Imam Khomeini (ra), a group of parasitical politicians have worked their way into position to influence the policies of government of the Islamic State of Iran. They may not hold the highest offices in the government, but they appear to hold sway over some of those offices.

Guest Editorial

The problem of culture in the modern Islamic State and movement

Abu Dharr

Rabi' al-Thani 03, 14272006-05-01

Al-mu'min mir'atu akhihi (“a committed Muslim is the mirror of his brother”). In other words, we Muslims should be building on our perceptions of each other. One should be able to identify one's own characteristics as a Muslim through the character andbehavior of another Muslim.

Guest Editorial

The price of sectarianism in the Islamic movement

Abu Dharr

Rabi' al-Awwal 03, 14272006-04-01

The images are still fresh in our minds, the characters are still around, and the memories will not go away. In Islamic centers and masajid, Islamic annual conferences and halaqat, even at hajj and the ‘umrah, books, tracts, essays, and pamphlets, and sometimes cassettes and CDs, were liberally distributed, free of charge.

Guest Editorial

How the Islamic state and movement must respond to the US threat

Abu Dharr

Safar 01, 14272006-03-01

There are less than three years left for the US's neo-conservative leaders – the current set of pro-Israeli decision-makers inWashington – to make their mark on history. They have had five years in power and the only rallying cry they have produced was 9/11.

Guest Editorial

A new year of challenges facing the Islamic state

Abu Dharr

Muharram 02, 14272006-02-01

As the Islamic New Year approaches, there is every sign that it could be as significant as the year of the Ahzab (the coalition of the willing mushriks). This time, instead of Islamic Madinah being besieged by Arabian military forces, it is Islamic Iran surrounded by American military forces.

Guest Editorial

Brother Ahmadinejad draws the wrath of the West for discussing the “Holocaust”

Abu Dharr

Dhu al-Hijjah 01, 14262006-01-01

Here we go again. Once again, the mainstream Western media is up in arms over the issue of the ‘Holocaust', and particularly ‘Holocaust denial'. This time their target is Mahmoud Ahmedinejad, the president of the Islamic republic, although he comes across more as a brother in the Islamic movement than the president of a modern state. The inevitable and orchestrated uproar occurred when brother Ahmadinejad committed the unspeakable blasphemy of questioning the gospel truth that six million Jews died in what has become known as the Holocaust.

Guest Editorial

Sectarianism in Iraq threatening to infect the entire Ummah of Islam

Abu Dharr

Shawwal 28, 14262005-12-01

The thrusts and counter-thrusts into each other's enclaves by Iraqi Sunnis and Iraqi Shi‘is – both reinforced by their unwitting and well-meaning supporters among Sunnis and Shi‘is outside of Iraq – and resulting in a growing number of innocent victims as sectarian violence threatens to become the basis for a protracted war between Sunnis and Shi‘is. Such a conflict would not be of their own planning, but is becoming almost inevitable as each side is drawn into deeper and deeper resentment, hatred and cruelty. This sectarian mindset that is taking root in Iraq is also liable to spread into surrounding countries, and bleed the Muslim Ummah to either death or debility for years to come, at a time when it can least afford to be at anything less than full-strength.

Guest Editorial

US undermining their Saudi allies in the war against Islam

Abu Dharr

Ramadan 28, 14262005-11-01

After the “shock and awe” hype of the Pentagon boss Donald Rumsfeld, and the extravagant claims of “Mission Accomplished” by his commander in chief in the White House, a clearer picture of the war in Iraq has gradually emerged, even in the US. Now we see a US government that finds itself stuck in aunwinnable war against the Islamic movement.

Guest Editorial

The “American problem” facing the leaders of Islamic Iran

Abu Dharr

Dhu al-Hijjah 17, 14362005-10-01

In some parts of Iran there is an "American problem." The so-called "upper classes" of Iranian society are infatuated with everything American, and that infatuation trickles down to the ‘lower classes', who then either succumb to the American temptation or resist it.

Guest Editorial

Ahmadi-Nejad faces task of refocusing Iran on the real ideals of the Revolution

Abu Dharr

Rajab 27, 14262005-09-01

There has been an air of excitement in the Ummah since the presidential elections in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The older generation of Imam Khomeini’s friends and followers, this writer included, are uplifted by the fact that “one of us” – a Revolutionary – has become the president of an Islamic state that was, during the incumbency of the last two presidents, losing its Islamic character while promoting its nationalist and sectarian inclinations.

Guest Editorial

Ahmadinejad faces task of refocusing Iran on the real ideals of the Revolution

Abu Dharr

Rajab 27, 14262005-09-01

There has been an air of excitement in the Ummah since the presidential elections in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The older generation of Imam Khomeini’s friends and followers, this writer included, are uplifted by the fact that “one of us” – a Revolutionary – has become the president of an Islamic state that was, during the incumbency of the last two presidents, losing its Islamic character while promoting its nationalist and sectarian inclinations.

Guest Editorial

Islamic Iran needs to avoid the errors of other Islamic movements, current and historic

Abu Dharr

Jumada' al-Akhirah 25, 14262005-08-01

Being an Islamic state is not easy. We know this from the history of the first Islamic state founded by our revered Prophet (saw). That state – with its Islamic groundwork and Qur’anic political orientation – survived for only a relatively short time, the the epoch of al-khulafa’ al-rashideen. After that it began to founder; the model of social altruism and a leadership in the service of the people – exemplified by the rule of the khulafa’ – gave way to recusant nationalists and tribal irredentists led by the Umayyad dynasty and the rest of the monarchies that followed, from Baghdad to Istanbul and from Cairo to Tehran.

Guest Editorial

Islamic Iran needs to stand firm against American diplomatic overtures

Abu Dharr

Jumada' al-Ula' 24, 14262005-07-01

As long as the government of the United States of America is zionist, and as long as the government in Iran is Islamic, there can be no common ground between the two. It is only when the government in Washington begins to de-zionize itself (which is a pipedream) or when the government in Tehran begins to secularize itself (which is the dream of secular Iranian nationalists and Shi‘i traditionalists who cannot stand the word wilayat-e faqih) that we will have diplomatic pouches exchanged between Tehran and Washington.

Guest Editorial

The problem of sectarianism undermining the efforts of the Islamic movement

Abu Dharr

Rabi' al-Thani 24, 14262005-06-01

The global Islamic movement, spreading all over the world, and the Islamic State in Iran, the leading edge of the movement, have one major problem in common: the sectarianism of the Muslims within them. And yet all these Muslims are blind to the sectarianism of Muslims in their own communities, those they regard as” our type of Muslims. Thus, “Sunni” Muslims are often oblivious to individuals and leaders in their own communities who cannot tolerate “Shi‘i” Muslims; and equally, “Shi‘i” Muslims are unconscious of individuals and leaders whose attitude to non-Shi‘is is deeply sectarian.

Guest Editorial

The extent of the danger that the US poses to Islamic Iran

Abu Dharr

Rabi' al-Awwal 22, 14262005-05-01

"The tiger is a dangerous animal." This sentence is simple, self-explanatory and straightforward. Any adult - or even a child beyond a very simple stage of development - understands what this statement means and knows to steer well clear of tigers. However, insert different nouns in the same very simple sentence - "the government of the United States is a shaytani buzurg (a giant Satan)", for example - and somehow the clarity of meaning disappears, at least for many leaders in the Islamic movement and politicians and officials in the Islamic State of Iran.

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Iran and the Islamic movement facing an American agenda written in Tel Aviv

Abu Dharr

Safar 22, 14262005-04-01

It is deja vu again. The Reagan conservatives – Rumsfeld, Feith, Perle, Ledeen, Bolton, etc. – are back, except that this time they are under "the Bush." This time around they are operating under the label ‘neo-conservatives'. Whatever they may be called – neo-conservative, liberal double-crossers or democrats-cum-republicans – they are now running the show when it comes to US-Iranian relations.

Guest Editorial

The weakness of Iranian officials faced with American diplomatic manipulation

Abu Dharr

Muharram 20, 14262005-03-01

The politically organized people of Iran erupted against centuries of misrepresentation and misrule twenty-six years ago. Under the fearless and forward-moving leadership of Imam Khomeini (ra) and the politically conscious ulama with him, Iran was declared an Islamic Republic. It also proclaimed itself to the bi-polar Cold War world as belonging to neither America nor the US; the proud boast of the time was: “NeitherEast nor West; Islam is the best.” It also presented itself as a fresh alternative to the Sunni-Shi’a dichotomy, determined not to be distracted or consumed by sectarianism: “Neither Shi’i, nor Sunni; rather an Islamic Revolution.”

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The faultlines within shi’sim that the US hopes to exploit in Iraq and Iran

Abu Dharr

Dhu al-Hijjah 21, 14252005-02-01

In this column it is sometimes necessary to raise issues that others are reluctant to discuss, and many reluctant to hear. It is our conviction that knowledge is superior to ignorance and always preferable to it, and that an informed public is better able to decide its future than one kept in ignorance.

Guest Editorial

The centrality of ideological Islam to the Islamic state of Iran

Abu Dharr

Dhu al-Qa'dah 20, 14252005-01-01

An Islamic state is an ideological state; it is not a nationalist state and it is not a sectarian state. Achieving this, however, is easier said than done. An Islamic state rooted in an ideological Qur’an and a strategic Sunnah proved difficult to sustain for the early generations of Muslims after the death of the Prophet Muhammad, upon whom be peace. It is now proving just as hard to reconstruct after the death of Imam Khomeini (r).

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The danger of Islamic Iran withdrawing from global Islamic concerns

Abu Dharr

Sha'ban 16, 14252004-12-01

One interesting feature of the current world dichotomy – the division between the United States and its “war on terrorism” and the Islamic movement, with Islamic Iran at its heart – is the emerging realization in the central countries of the two sides that they can no longer rely on their principal constituents...

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The importance of recognising and identifying the enemies of Islam and Muslims

Abu Dharr

Ramadan 18, 14252004-11-01

That the Islamic movement has venomous and ruthless enemies appears to be among the most difficult lessons for Muslims to learn. In all the Islamic movement literature that we are familiar with, from that of the docile tablighis to that of the revolutionary jihadis, we have never seen a book (or even a booklet) called “Know Your Enemy”...

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The danger of Iran repeating the errors of Islamic movements elsewhere

Abu Dharr

Sha'ban 16, 14252004-10-01

The Islamic Revolution in Iran in 1979 was a watershed in contemporary history. Those of us who are old enough to remember the time before the Revolution remember a period in which Muslims everywhere were subject to repression whenever they tried to establish Islam in its entirety...

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In Iran, as elsewhere, there are Muslims effectively working for the US

Abu Dharr

Rajab 16, 14252004-09-01

One of the virtues of the Islamic Revolution of a quarter of a century ago, and of its forthright and plain-spoken leadership, was its ability to go beyond generalizations and vague language. The Muslims of the world have been in a linguistic limbo for ages. Such words as “kafir,” “mushrik,” “munafiq,” “mustakbireen,” “mustad’afeen,” etc...

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Parallels between the subversion of the khilafah and the opposition to Islamic Iran

Abu Dharr

Jumada' al-Akhirah 14, 14252004-08-01

Revolutions have many enemies. The enemies of an Islamic Revolution are one of two types: those that confront it from the outside and those that creep up on it from within...

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Guest Editorial

The Islamic state must reverse the drift from Divine inspiration to supine disinclination

Abu Dharr

Jumada' al-Ula' 13, 14252004-07-01

They must be etched into the memory of every activist of the Islamic movement – the triumph of Imam Khomeini, the culminating success of the Islamic Revolution and the defeat of the Shah, together with the failure of secularism and of the Israeli agents entrenched in the Pahlavi dynasty and establishment...

Guest Editorial

The Islamic state damaged by career diplomats and quietist ulama

Abu Dharr

Rabi' al-Thani 13, 14252004-06-01

During the heyday of the Islamic Revolution, under the capable and visionary leadership of Imam Khomeini, Muslims were faced with two accusations in response to the challenge posed by the Islamic leadership, the Islamic Revolution and the Islamic state to the powers that be...

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The threat of sectarianism and nationalism to the line of the Imam

Abu Dharr

Rabi' al-Awwal 11, 14252004-05-01

In order to properly understand the achievement of the late Imam Khomeini (r.a.) and the Islamic Revolution in Iran, we need to understand them as being simultaneously located within four concentric circles: the oppressed peoples, the Islamic peoples, the Shi’i peoples, and the Iranian peoples...

Guest Editorial

The foreign policy of the Islamic state and the line of the Imam

Abu Dharr

Safar 11, 14252004-04-01

One of the first messages to have been proclaimed by the Islamic Revolution and the line of the Imam was that the Islamic Revolution in Iran is neither of eastern nor of western affiliation...

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