Tuesday, 10 April 2012

9th April, 32nd Martyrdom Anniversary of Shaheed Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr & Syeda Amina al-Sadr

Sunday, 08 April 2012 16:32

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 Grand Ayatollah Mohammed Baqir Al-Sadr was amongst the greatest thinkers,philosophers and religious scholars in the last century. His writings and his leadership inspired generations of Iraqis to resist oppression and fight for freedom.
He challenged not only those who suppress religion, but also the so-called religious who suppress critical thought and    development. It was he who was the driving force behind the creation of the Islamic Dawa Party. Mohammad Baqir Al-Sadr was born in Kadhimiya, Baghdad, on 1st March 1935. At the age of two, his father, the scholar Haider Al-Sadr, died. After completing primary school in Kadhimiya, Al-Sadr and his family moved to Najaf in 1945, where he spent the rest of his life. He joined the Hawza (seminary of Islamic studies) at the early age of 13, quickly emerging as an exceptionally gifted student, who rose to the level of a ‘mujtahid’ or profound scholar at the extraordinary age of 20. During these years Al-Sadr published some of his most celebrated works, including ‘Our philosophy’ and ‘Our Economy’, which remain influential in many circles, including foreign governments. In 1957, Al-Sadr and a number of other scholars established the Islamic Dawa Party (IDP). To this day, his writings remain among the main sources for the Party’s inspiration, in particular the Party’s political ideology based on Wilayat Al-Umma (Governance of the people). Al-Sadr and other IDP members continued their educational work at a time of increasing communist activity, organizing lectures and social events for the public. In the early seventies, Al-Sadr realized the dangers posed by the Baath regime for Iraq. He remained fearless and steadfast, continuing his educational programmes and activities. On the other hand, the Baath regime also realized the importance of Al-Sadr and his effect on the Iraqi people, therefore using all possible means to halt his activities. His arrests were inevitable. He was arrested in 1971, 1974, 1977 and in 1979. They also arrested and executed many of his students and colleagues as Saddam Hussain himself ordered the immediate arrest and execution of all IDP members. The 1979 arrest brought about many demonstrations and anger from the Iraqi people, forcing the regime to release Al-Sadr from prison and placing him under house arrest. After spending a few months under house arrest, he was finally arrested on the 5th April 1980, when he and his sister, Amina Al-Sadr, were taken and never seen alive thereafter. After days of torture, they were both executed on 9th April 1980. Al-Sadr’s graveyard now stands in holy city of Najaf. In the last months before his execution, Al-Sadr famously delivered three important ‘Calls’ or sermons to the Iraqi people. Whilst being short in length, they covered many aspects, from the need for all Iraqi religious sects and ethnicities to unite in the battle for freedom, to his attempts to cause splits within the Baath party ranks and to win the support of moderate members from the lower echelons. Five key themes can be extracted: 1. His outspokenness against the oppressive and dictatorial rule of Saddam 2. His calls for establishing democracy, and granting freedom and human rights to the Iraqi people 3. His calls for a united opposition from all segments of the Iraqi population 4. His appeal to low-ranking Baath party members 5. His pledge to continue his emphatic opposition despite the death threats he received from Saddam Speaking against Oppression and Dictatorship Imam Mohammed Baqir Al-Sadr’s and Dawa’s struggle against the Baathist regime centred on the oppressive and totalitarian nature of Saddam’s rule. Al-Sadr continuously called for an end to the ruthless tools of oppression utilised by Al-Mukhabart (The Iraqi intelligence unit), and to the dictatorial rule imposed on the Iraqi people. In his ‘First Call’, he warned: “And I would like to reiterate that this regime that was forced upon with the force of fire and steel on the Iraqi people and which denied them some of their most basic rights and freedoms…will not continue” This was manifested in a challenge which he offered directly and which was of course refused: “And if the ruling elite wanted to know the real face of the Iraqi people, let them freeze all their tools of oppression and let them allow the people to express themselves freely for one week only!” Calling for Democracy, Freedom and Human Rights Instead of a Baathist regime which denied Iraqis their most fundamental freedoms and rights, Al-Sadr envisioned a free and democratic Iraq. His opposition to the regime culminated in his advocacy of such a vision and his direct calls to that effect. Thus, in his ‘First Call’, he called for the holding of free and fair elections: “And I call you (members of the ruling Baath regime) to stop the forcing of people to join the Baath party on all levels. In the name of human dignity and rights, I call on you to release all those imprisoned arbitrarily… in your name and all those you represent, I call on you to give the Iraqi nation the freedom to fulfil its right to run its affairs through holding free and fair elections and which results in the formation of a parliament that is truly representative of all of Iraq.” A unified people, a unified opposition From his early days of activism on the social and political level, Mohammed Baqir Al-Sadr sought to appeal to all Iraqi groupings, regardless of which sect, ethnicity, or tribe they belonged to, or whether they were religious or secular. This was manifested in much of his writings and speeches, where he addressed Iraqis without prejudice or distinction. This was to become the mission of the Islamic Dawa Party when it was formed, and through the party and through keynote speeches, Al-Sadr sought to inspire a united opposition from all Iraqis. In his ‘Third Call’, he tried to expose Saddam’s strategy of trying to paint himself as the leader of Iraqi Sunnis: “The tyrant Saddam and his followers are trying to persuade our sons from the Sunna that the question is one about Shia’s and Sunnis, and are trying to separate the Sunna away from their real fight against our common enemy (dictatorship).” He thus called on all Iraqi people to unite as one in opposing Saddam arguing that this was the only way Iraqis can win back their freedoms and rights and reclaim the dignity of their country that had been ravaged by Saddam’s Baath party. “Oh my dear people of Iraq, Oh great nation, as I call on you in these times of great adversity, I am calling on all, from Arabs to Kurds, Shias and Sunnis. For our struggle is not restricted to any one sect over another, or any one ethnicity over another- it is a struggle for all the Iraqi people and so it is for all of Iraq that we must stand together, brave and defiant” Outreach to Baath party members Ayatullah Mohammed Baqir Al-Sadr worked to separate lower-ranking members of the Baath party from senior members responsible for much of the machinery of government including Al-Mukhabarat in an attempt to create dissent amongst party ranks and cause Saddam to loosen his grip on his party. Thus, even in his third and what ultimately was his last call to the Iraqi people, he appealed to these members saying: “These tyrants have insulted even the dignity of the Arab Socialist Baath movement, having worked to transform it from an ideological movement and party to a gang which recruits members and inspires allegiance through force and hatred…They have felt afraid of even their own party, which they claim to represent. They have felt afraid from it if it were to remain a true party with its bases among the population. This is why they are destroying its base of support and supplanting it with torture and hatred so that it loses any ideological content.” Continuing the struggle Imam Mohammed Bair Al-Sadr recognised very clearly that his continued opposition to Saddam, and his open criticism of the regime’s denial of rights and freedoms to the Iraqi people would ultimately cost him his life. But rather than be silenced, he chose to continue and to make from the continued threats he received personally from Saddam and Uday a point of inspiration, rather than trepidation. It is Saddam who is afraid, he said time and time again: for why else did he want us silenced? This theme was common in all of his three calls: “I am aware that these requests will cost me dearly, and may cost me my life, but these requests are the feelings of a nation, the demands of a nation and the will of a nation that cannot die.” (Extract from his ‘First Call’) He also believed that it was the responsibility of all Iraqis like himself to continue the struggle for freedom and a rule based on the Islamic principles of liberty, equality and justice: “It is the duty of every Iraqi in or outside Iraq to give everything he has, and even if it may cost him his life, for the sake of continuing the struggle against the nightmare which has befallen on the heart of beloved Iraq, and liberating it from this inhumane gang and providing virtuous and honourable governance based on the values and principles of Islam.” (Extract from his ‘Second Call’) Sadr’s last words to the Iraqi people Imam Al-Sadr concluded his historical third speech with these poignant words which were to become his last to the Iraqi people… “…Oh my brothers from the sons of Mosul and Basra, from the sons of Baghdad, Karbala and Najaf, from the sons of Samarra and Kadhimiya… from the sons of Amara, Kout and Sulaimainia…from the sons of Iraq from every region, my promise to you is that I am yours, that I am for you all, and that you all are my goal in the present and in the future. So let your words unite, and your lines join as one under the banner of Islam: for the sake of saving Iraq from the nightmare of this group of tyrants, and for the cause of building a free and dignified Iraq, ruled by the justice of Islam and where human dignity and rights are supreme, and where all citizens, from different ethnicities and sects, feel that they are brothers working together- all of them- in leading their country, rebuilding their nation, and realising their higher Islamic values based on our true message and great history. And let the peace and blessings of God be upon you all.” (Final Words, Third Call) Amina al-Sadr It was one morning in Najaf in 1979 when Baath Party officials arrested Muhammed Baqir al-Sadr, one of the founders and prominent leaders of the Islamic Dawa Party. An emotional yet resolute woman ran to Imam Ali mosque in Najaf and called out, “Oh people! Why are you silent while your leader has been arrested? Why are you silent while your leader is in prison being tortured? Come out and demonstrate...” These powerful words influenced hundreds to join a mass demonstration protesting against the arrest of al-Sadr and demanding his immediate release. As a result, al-Sadr was consequently released from prison that day. This demonstration sent a clear message of opposition to the Baath regime. It also motivated and encouraged people to stand firm and united, men and women, against Saddam’s tyranny. During the peak of this oppression, this resolute woman named Amina al-Sadr, the sister of Muhammed Baqir al-Sadr, stood fearlessly against the constant intimidation and abuse of the Baath regime. In her short-lived life, she would inspire an entire generation of men and women to do the same. Amina al-Sadr was born in al-Kadhimiya, Baghdad in 1937. Being the only girl in her family, she was also too young to remember her father, the scholer Haider al-Sadr who died during her childhood. As part of a poor family, Amina was primarily educated at home by her mother, and then later by her brother Muhammed Baqir. She developed a talent for reading and writing at a young age, which would later, as the leader of the women’s branch of the Islamic Dawa party, allow her to play an instrumental role in the publications of the party. In 1966, she began writing in al-Adhwaa magazine, and was one of its main contributors. Amina al-Sadr’s ability to eloquently articulate the concerns of the masses made her an influential woman in Iraq. Her prolific writings made her very popular, particularly among women who were unable to express their sentiments in such a way. As well as this, she was always readily available to help solve women’s family problems and to answer a variety of religious questions. Amina al-Sadr is renowned for her dedication to education and learning. In 1967, she helped establish several schools for girls in Baghdad and Najaf and played a principal role in running them as the headmaster. She authored many books, many of which were fictional stories that dealt with the social problems of her time. Many of her themes were directly relevant to the struggles that women were facing in Iraq. At all times she wished to maintain a modest profile, and was reluctant to thrust herself into the limelight. For that reason, she refrained from using her real name in her books, instead adopting the pseudonym ‘Bint al-Huda’. On 5th April 1980, Saddam decided that Amina and her brother Muhammed Baqir were a significant threat to his regime and the order was given for their arrest. Three days later, after being severely beaten and tortured, it is reported that Saddam himself shot them both dead. Her body is not found until now. Amina al-Sadr was a channel for women to raise their concerns and worked alongside her brother Muhammed Baqir al-Sadr in championing their rights. She was a political activist as well as an educationalist. She concerned herself with the day-to-day restrictions imposed by the ruling Baath Party and campaigned on behalf of women who were affected by the constant struggles of living under tyrannical rule. After ten months of house-arrest, Sayyid Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr and Bintul Huda were arrested on the 19th of Jamaadi al-Awwal, 1400 AH (April 1980). On the night of April 9, 1980, the Ba'athist regime cut off the electricity from the holy city of Najaf and sent a security force to the home of their cousin Sayyid Muhammad al-Sadr. Sayyid Muhammad al-Sadr went with security force back to their headquarters, where they showed him the bodies of Sayyid Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr and Bintul Huda. Bathed in blood, the signs of torture were all over their bodies. Sayyid Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr and Bintul Huda were buried in the Wadi as-Salam graveyard in the holy city of Najaf that same night. Sayyid Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr and Bintul Huda saw oppression and injustice around them, and they spoke up against it. In that sense, they were true followers of Imam Hussain and Lady Zainab (peace be upon them). Indeed, when Saddam was asked to spare Bintul Huda's life, he instantly remarked, "Kill the brother and spare the sister? You want me to make the same mistake as Yazid?!" And yet, Saddam failed to learn from the mistakes of his predecessor. By assassinating Sayyid Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr and Bintul Huda, he actually helped give fresh blood to the Islamic revolutionary movements in Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Pakistan, and around the Muslim world. In their martyrdom, the two have become icons of the Shia revolutionary spirit. Leaked video footage of Saddam's execution shows witnesses shouting "Long Live Sayyid Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr!" And plastered on walls and billboards all over Iraq today, Sayyid Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr's ubiquitous image continues to echo the words of Iqbal: "The murder of Hussain is actually the death of Yazid. After each Karbala, Islam is reborn."

Saturday, 9 July 2011

5th Shaban Birthday Anniversary of Imam Zainul Abedin (A.S.)

5th Shaban Birthday Anniversary of Imam Zainul Abedin (A.S.)
Name:         'Ali ibnul Husain
Titles:         Az-Zainul Abideen, As-Sajjaad
Abu Muhammad
15th Jamadi-ul-Awwal 37 A.H. in Madina
 Imam Husain As-Shaheed (peace be upon him), 3rd Holy Imam
 Shahr Bano, daughter of King Yazdigard II
 (Martyred) Date: 21st Muharram, 95 A.H.
 Madina, Arabia
58 years
 Poisoned by Waleed bin Abdul Malik Marwan
 Madina in Jannatul-Baqi
The holy Imam 'Ali Zaynu 'l-'Abidin is the Fourth Apostolic Imam. His epithet was Abu Muhammad and was popularly titled as "Zaynu'l-'Abidin". The mother of this Holy Imam was the royal personage, Shahr Banu, the daughter of King Yazdgerd, the last pre-Islamic Ruler of Persia. Imam Zaynu'l-'Abidin spent the first two years of his infancy in the lap of his grandfather 'All ibn Abi Talib and then for twelve years he had the gracious patronage of his uncle, the second Holy Imam al-Hasan ibn 'All. In 61 AH, he was present in Karbala', at the time of the gruesome tragedy of the wholesale massacre of his father, his uncles, his brothers, his cousins and all the godly comrades of his father; and suffered a heartless captivity and imprisonment at the hands of the devilish forces of Yazid. When Imam Husayn had come for the last time to his camp to bid goodbye to his family, 'Ali Zaynu 'l-'Abidin was lying semiconscious in his sickbed and hence he escaped the massacre inKarbala'. Imam Husayn could only manage a very brief talk with the inmates of his camp and departed nominating his sick son as Imam.
The Holy Imam Zaynu'l-'Abidin lived for about thirty-four years after his father and all his life he passed in prayers and supplication to Allah and in remembrance of his martyred father. It is for his ever being in prayers to Allah, mostly lying in prayerful prostration, that this Holy Imam was popularly called "Sajjad". The knowledge and piety of this Holy Imam was matchless. az-Zuhrl, al-Waqid; and Ibn 'Uyaynah say that they could not find any one equal to him in piety and godliness. He was so mindful of Allah that whenever he sat for ablution for prayers, the complexion of his face would change and when he stood at prayer his body was seen trembling. When asked why this was, he replied, "Know ye not before whom I stand in prayer, and with whom I hold discourse?"
Even on the gruesome day of 'Ashura when Yazid's forces had massacred his father, his kith and kin and his comrades and had set fire to the camp, this Holy Imam was engrossed in his supplications to the Lord. When the brutal forces of Yazid's army had taken the ladies and children as captives, carrying them seated on the bare back of the camels, tied in ropes; this Holy Imam, though sick, was put in heavy chains with iron rings round his neck and his ankles, and was made to walk barefooted on the thorny plains from Karbala' to Kufah and to Damascus; and even then this godly soul never was unmindful of his prayers to the Lord and was always thankful and supplicative to Him. His charity was unassuming and hidden. After his passing away, the people said that hidden charity ended with the departure of this Holy Imam. Like his grand-father 'Ali ibn Abi Talib, 'Ali Zaynu'l-'Abidin used to carry on his own back at night bags of flour and bread for the poor and needy families in Medina and he so maintained hundred of poor families in the city.
The Holy Imam was not only hospitable even to his enemies but also used to continually exhort them to the right path. Imam Zaynu 'l-'Abidin along with the Ahlu 'I-Bayt passed through dreadful and very dangerous times, for the aggressions and atrocities of the tyrant rulers of the age had reached a climax. There was plunder, pillage, and murder everywhere. The teachings of Islam were observed more in their breach. The heartless tyrant al-Hajjaj ibn Yusuf ath-Thaqaf; was threatening every one who professed allegiance or devotion to the Ahlu 'I-Bayt; and those caught were mercilessly put to death. The movement of the Holy Imam was strictly restricted and his meeting with any person was totally banned. Spies were employed to trace out the adherents of the Ahlu 'I-Bayt. Practically every house was searched and every family scrutinized.
Imam Zaynu 'l-'Abidin was not given the time to offer his prayers peacefully, nor could he deliver any sermons. This God's Vicegerent on earth therefore, adopted a third course which proved to be very beneficial to his followers. This was in compiling supplicative prayers for the daily use of man in his endeavour to approach the Almighty Lord. The invaluable collection of his edited prayers are known as as-Sahifah al-Kdmilah or as-Sahifah as-Sajjddiyyah; it is known also as az-Zabur (Psalm) of Al Muhammad The collection is an invaluable treasury of wonderfully effective supplications to the Lord in inimitably beautiful language. Only those who have ever come across those supplications would know the excellence and the beneficial effect of these prayers. Through these prayers the Imam gave all the necessary guidance to the faithful during his seclusion. On the 25th of Muharram 95 AH when he was in Medina, al-Walid ibn 'Abdi 'l-Malik ibn Marwan, the then ruler got this Holy Imam martyred by poison. The funeral prayers for this Holy Imam were conducted by his son the Fifth Imam, Muhammad al-Baqir and his body was laid to rest in the cemetery of Jannatu 'l-Baqi' in Medina.
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Allamah Tabatabai writes:
Imam Sajjad ('Ali ibn al-Husayn entitled Zaynu'l-'Abidin and Sajjad) was the son of the Third Imam and his wife, the queen among women, the daughter of Yazdgerd the King of Iran. IIe was the only son of Imam Husayn to survive, for his other three brothers 'Ali Akbar, aged twenty-five, five-year-old Ja'far and 'Ali al-Asghar (or 'Abdullah) who was a suckling baby were martyred during the event of Karbala'. The Imam had also accompanied his father on the journey that terminated fatally in Karbala', but because of severe illness and the inability to carry arms or participate in fighting he was prevented from taking part in the holy war and being martyred. So he was sent with the womenfolk to Damascus. After spending a period in imprisonment he was sent with honour to Medina because Yazid wanted to conciliate public opinion. But for a second time, by the order of the Umayyad caliph, 'Abdu 'l-Malik, he was chained and sent from Medina toDamascus and then again returned to Medina. The Fourth Imam, upon returning to Medina, retired from public life completely, closed the door of his house to strangers and spent his time in worship. He was in con- tact only with the elite among the Shi'ites such as Abu Hamzah ath-Thumali, Abu Khalid Kabuli and the like. The elite disseminated among the Shi'ah the religious sciences they learned from the Imam. In this way Shi'ism spread considerably and showed its effects during the Imamate of the Fifth Imam. Among the works of the Fourth Imam is a book called Sahifah Sajjadiyyah. It consists of fifty-seven prayers concerning the most sublime Divine sciences and is known as "The Psalm of the Household of the Prophet." The Fourth Imam died (according to some Shl'ite traditions poisoned by al-Walid ibn 'Abdi 'l-Malik ibn Marwan through the instigation of the Umayyad caliph Hisham) in 95/712 after thirty-five years of Imamate.
al-Imam 'Ali ibn al-Husayn, peace be Upon him, said:
Refrain from lying in all things, big or small, in seriousness or in jest. For when one starts lying in petty matters, soon he will have the audacity to lie in important matters (also).
A man need not fear Allah except on account of his own sins, and should place his hopes only with his Lord. When about something one does not know, one should not be ashamed of having to learn about it. And patience is to faith what the head is to the body; one who does not have patience also lacks faith.

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New Falsification of Aljazeera about Bahrain

New Falsification of Aljazeera about Bahrain
 A couple of days after the failure of Al-Khalifa’s so called national dialogue in Bahrain, Aljazeera, the Qatari news channel released this document and claimed that the Central Census Office and the Information of Council of Ministers of Bahrain announced.
Aljazeera claimed that the statistics about the demographic of Bahrain and majority and minority in this archipelago over the past 20 years is wrong and unscientific.
In part of this document to justify the Al-Khalifa policy of granting citizenship to foreigners to change the texture of Bahrain's population, has been claimed that granting citizenship to foreigners in the tiny island was only in favor of Shiites.
Based on the news, however, even from some Bahrain domestic media the only requirement for the acceptance of foreign labor, which ultimately leads to the granting of citizenship, is that foreign people must be Sunni.
While the people of Bahrain have repeatedly stressed that their demands are not sectarian; all evidence shows that Shia and Sunni are together in peaceful protests and rallies. Now Aljazeera seems to tilt public opinion in Arabic World about the real demands of the people of Bahrain.
It is worth noting that most of Arabic media like Aljazeera and Alarabiya remained silent during the protests and brutal suppression of Al-Khalifa security forces in Bahrain.
By releasing of this document, Aljazeera has attempted to induce its Arab audiences with distorted facts suggesting that the recent protests in Bahrain belong to the minority who is negotiating with Al-Khalifa.

Monday, 4 July 2011

Mohammad Abbas martyred in Karachi

Sunday, 03 July 2011 14:03
The armed terrorists of Nasabi-Wahabi organization on Sunday kidnapped and gunned down a Shia Muslim Mohammad Abbas in Haji Camp Lyari.

According to the Shiite News Correspondent, The dead body of a 35 year old man, Shaheed Mohammad Abbas son of Ahmed Abbas was found dumped by a roadside in Haji Camp locality of Napier. The victim had been abducted,  beaten and then shot to death. The sources informed said that the gangsters of Peoples Amn Committee Lyari having the links with outlawed Jundullah and Sipah-e-Shahba have kidnapped the Shia man Mohammad Abbas from the area and then killed him after brutal torture.

Mohammad Abbas was the trustee of Abul Fazal Mosque and Imam Bargah of P.I.B Colony Karachi. His body was shifted at Shah-e-Karbala Mosque Incholi society for funeral prayer.

Allama Arif Hussaini was the gift of Allah for Pakistani Nation, Allama Amin Shaheedi

Friday, 01 July 2011 12:32
shiitenews_ameen_shaeediMajlis-e-wahdat Muslameen Pakistan Deaputy General Secratry Allama Amin shaheedi said that the lives of martyrs has always been a symbol of the alive nations.
According to the Shiite News Correspondent,He expressed these views in a meeting of Majlis-e-Wahdat Muslameen (MWM) office bearers at MWM Central office to review the arrangements of  Central Convention to be hled on 24th July in Islamabad on the occasion of the martyrdom anniversary of Allama Arif Hussain Al-Hussaini.
Allama Amin Shaheedi said that Shaheed Allama Arif Hussain al-Hussaini was a great leader and gift of Allah for Pakistani nation.
It may be noted here that Majlis-e-wahdat Muslameen Pakistan (MWM) and Imamia Students Organization (ISO) will jointly hold a grand program and rally on the occasion of martyrdom anniversary of Shaheed Allama Syed Arif Hussain Al-Hussaini.
Allama Shaheedi said taht Pakistani nation is facing the many challenges like terrorism and foreign Interference and the MWM's "Istaqlal-e-Pakistan" Convention and Rally will play an important role to bring out the country from menace of terrorism and US interference.
He added that the Convention will also address and condemn the tterrorism accross the country specially target killing of Shia people accross the Pakistan,including karachi,Dera Ismail Khan,Quetta,Kurram Agency and the illegal siege of Kurram agency Parachinar by the terrorists of Taliban.
"Scores of Islamic scholars, Ulema and Politicians will attend the "Istaqlal-e-Pakistan Convention" on 24th of july 2011 at Islamabad and Thousands of followers of Shaheed Quaid Allama Arif Hussain al-Hussaini will also attend the Convention", Shaheedi added.

Monday, 27 June 2011

ملت جعفریہ کے احتجاج کے باوجود متنازعہ فلم "بول" ریلیز، روزنامہ جنگ کی طرف سے تشہیر جاری

ملت جعفریہ کے احتجاج کے باوجود متنازعہ فلم "بول" ریلیز، روزنامہ جنگ کی طرف سے تشہیر جاری
اہل البیت نیوز ایجنسی ـ ابنا ـ کی رپورٹ کے مطابق لوگوں کے تأثرات یوں بیان کئے گئے ہیں:
بول انتہائی ”بولڈ“ ہے، 
شعیب منصورنے ایک دفعہ پھر کمال کر دکھایا۔
ایسی فلمیں بہت کم بنتی ہیں، 
اس طرح کی کئی باتیں عوامی تأثر کے عنوان سے پیش کی گئی ہیں۔ 
اخبار نے لکھا ہے: "سنیما مالکان نے بھی”بول“ کے پہلے شوکو کامیابی سے تعبیرکیا اوراس امید کا اظہارکیا کہ شائقین فلم کی بڑی تعداد آئندہ دنوں میں بھی سنیماؤں کارخ کریگی"۔
جمعہ 24جون سے”بول“ پاکستان بھرکے23سنیماؤں میں ریلیز کی گئی۔ 
جنگ ہی نے ایک دوسری رپورٹ میں لکھا ہے کہ "شعیب منصور کی فلم”بول“کا ریڈ کارپٹ اور تیاری کے مراحل آج جیو سے دکھائے جائینگے"   
رپورٹ کی تفصیل کے ضمن میں اس کی کہانی بھی کچھ یوں بیان کی گئی ہے: 
"جیو فلمز کی شاندار اور فخریہ پیشکش فلم ”بول“ ایک ایسا ہی شاہکار ہے جس کے پیچھے بہت سے زرخیز ذہن، ان کی محنت اور پر خلوص سوچ شامل ہے۔ ”بول“ کوئی معمولی فلم نہیں ہے، ہمارے معاشرے میں رشتوں کی پیچیدگیوں اور جال پر مبنی اس فلم کی کہانی ایک ایسے گھرانے کے گرد گھومتی ہے جہاں غربت نے ڈیرے جمائے ہیں، اس گھر میں جہاں لڑکیوں کی تعداد زیادہ ہے، "مذہب و اقدار بظاہر تو موجود ہیں لیکن قول وفعل میں تضاد اورماحول شدید گھٹن آلودہ ہے"۔ 
اس فلم کی انفرادیت اس کا بولڈ موضوع اور اس کی پیشکش کا شاندار انداز ہے، 
فلم کی کہانی کے مصنف اور ڈائریکٹر شعیب منصور کا کہنا ہے کہ ”بولنے کے لئے اجازت کی نہیں ہمت کی ضرورت ہوتی ہے“ ان کے اس جملے سے فلم کی انفرادیت کا بخوبی اندازہ کیا جاسکتا ہے۔ 
ایک بولڈ موضوع پر فلم کس طرح بنائی گئی، اس بارے میں مکمل معلومات جیو ٹی وی سے پیش کی جائیں گی۔

24جون کو ملک بھر میں فلم کی شاندار ریلیز کے بعد جیو ٹی وی سے ہفتہ25جون کی رات09بجے ”بول“ کا ریڈ کارپٹ اوررات09بج کر30منٹ پرفلم کی تکمیل کے مراحل دکھائے جائیں گے".
یادرہے کہ جیو ٹی وی کی فلم ''بول'' کے خلاف شیعہ علماء کونسل نے جمعرات کے روز احتجاجی جلوس نکالا تھا اور جنگ روزنامے کے دفتر کے سامنے احتجاجی دھرنا دیا تھا۔
واضح رہے کہ جیو ٹی وی کی فلم ''بول'' میں ایسے مناظر پیش کئے گئے ہیں جس سے ملت جعفریہ کے تشخص کو نقصان پہنچانے کی کوشش کی گئی ہے جس کی وجہ سے ملت جعفریہ میں شدید غم و غصے کی لہر دوڑ گئی ہے۔ 

Friday, 24 June 2011

Martyr Chamran, the epitome of resistance and self-sacrifice

Friday, 24 June 2011 13:31
shiitenews_Martyr_Chamran_the_epitome_of_resistance_and_self_sacrificeIranian history is full of heroes, yet these heroes are not just limited to the books and fables.
During the campaign against the despotic regime of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and his father till the victory of the Islamic revolution and then the 8-year war imposed by the US-backed Saddam regime on the Islamic Republic of Iran, a lot of men and women emerged whom will never be forgotten by the nation. Martyr Dr. Mostafa Chamran is undoubtedly one of the mythical heroes in the history of the Islamic revolution.
Following the sinister moves by some anti-revolutionary elements Mostafa Chamran went to Kurdistan west of Iran. After the Iraqi army’s invasion of Iran, he went to the border regions of Khuzestan province in southwestern Iran. He founded the headquarters of irregular wars in the city of Susangerd in the same province. The headquarters was assigned to prevent the advance of Saddam army. It consisted of popular forces who had gone to Khuzestan province from the farthest parts of Iran to counter Saddam’s aggression against their homeland. In view of the experiences which Chamran had obtained during his training of Guerilla wars in Egypt and south Lebanon to campaign against the Zionist regime of Israel, he prepared the popular forces in the form of units for fighting. These forces played a determining role in stopping Saddam’s war machine. Finally on June 21, 1981, Dr. Chamran achieved martyrdom in his last military mission during the Iraqi army’s shelling after years of campaign and Jihad. Despite the sincere love of the Iranian people for Chamran, until his martyrdom they were not familiar with his great personality. He had unique and laudable qualities which were even lauded by the Father of the Islamic revolution, the sage of the age Imam Khomeini (May his soul rest in peace).
Mostafa Chamran was born in 1932 in a poor district of Tehran. Since his childhood, despite being born to a poor family, he tried to help the poor and he kept this characteristic to the extent that there were no properties left after his martyrdom. Due to his intelligence and hard work, very soon martyr Chamran passed the highest scientific degree. In this connection Dr. Chamran writes in a note, “O God, I have to excel in science and I have to be better than everyone else in science lest not to be blamed by the enemies. I must prove to those hard-hearted individuals, who resort to science to brag, that they don’t even deserve to clean my shoes. I should bring to their knees those arrogant and haughty people and then I will be the most humble person on the earth.”
He had graduated with the highest grade from Tehran University’s technical college in the field of electro mechanic in 1957. In 1958 he was dispatched to the US by using the scholarship of the bright students. Having studied in the US Berkeley University and conducted scientific researches in the gathering of the prominent professors, martyr Chamran received Ph.D of electronic and Plasma Physics with the highest scientific degree.
Once Dr. Chamran received his Ph.D from US Berkeley University, the number of those who had such certificate did not exceed 10.
Immediately America’s Space Agency NASA tried to recruit Chamran.
During his years of study both in Iran and the US, Dr. Chamran never gave up campaigns against Pahlavi regime. In the US, together with his friends he founded the American Islamic Students Association for the first time and he was considered one of the founders and activists of the Iranian students’ association in California which led to his scholarship being cut off by Pahlavi regime.
The regime of Mohammad Reza Shah inserted his name in the list of the combatants who had to be arrested just upon their arrival in Iran.
If we divide the life and campaigns of martyr Chamran into parts, his study in the US forms the second part. The third part of his life was his departure for Egypt and Lebanon to struggle against the Occupying Zionist regime. This part of his life was very sensitive since it demonstrated the grandeur of this great martyr. Dr. Chamran left the US to Egypt and Lebanon while his scientific status was a dream for many persons. He enjoyed the best scientific status in the US and his name was listed among the famous scientists of the world. He also got a very special job position in the US. Chamran was a sympathetic husband and a kind father for his four children. But his high moral of justice-seeking and anti-oppression campaign forced him not only to abandon his scientific status but also his family to help the Palestinians and the Lebanese entrapped in poverty and misery caused by the Zionist regime. After a 2 year guerilla training in Egypt during the presidency of Jamal Abdol-Naser, Dr.Chamran went to South Lebanon at the invitation of Imam Musa Sadr the leader of South Lebanese Shiites. Chamran together with Imam Musa Sadr founded the organization of Harakatul-Mahrumin or the Move of the Deprived and then its military wing Amal organization on the basis of Islamic principles.
Till that time, although forming the majority of the Lebanese population, the Lebanese Shiites lived in dire poverty and isolation. Under the clever and insightful leadership of Imam Musa Sadr for reconciliation among the various sects of Lebanon, Dr. Chamran embarked on improving the economic, political and military conditions of the Lebanese Shiites. In the 1970s, Lebanon was involved in a civil and ethnic war in which Dr. Chamran showed many braveries and valours either in the center of the ruined Beirut or on the hilltops of Jabal Amel and on the borders of the Occupied Palestine. The accounts of these honorable campaigns have been registered for ever by the pure blood of Lebanese martyrs on the streets and Lebanon’s mountains bordering the Occupied Palestine. If we wish to retell the record of Islamic resistance in Lebanon, undoubtedly martyr Chamran is one of its founders.
The 4th part of martyr Chamran’s life is related to his return to homeland after the victory of the Islamic revolution till his martyrdom. After the victory of the Islamic revolution, Dr. Chamran returned to Iran after 22 years with a number of his fellow Lebanese combatants. In a note addressing his mother, Chamran describes his feeling upon arrival in Tehran as follows, “O Mother, I return home after 22 years and I assure you that in this long period I never forgot God, my love for the Almighty was so intertwined with my soul that even a moment of my life was impossible without His presence.”
The Iranian people welcomed his presence in Iran and in the first round of the Islamic Consultative Assembly he succeeded to enter the parliament with high votes. Despite being a member of the parliament and serving as defense minister, Chamran never left dangerous scenes of countering the enemies of the Islamic revolution. Eventually Dr. Chamran who was always in remembrance of God achieved his long-desires beloved i.e. martyrdom and became a role model for the people of Iran and the world in resisting and defending his homeland.