Saud vs Islamic Republic of Iran: Tyranny VS Justice, Not Sunni vs Shia
Al-Saud Clear and Present Danger
The Effect of Colonialism
The Beginning of Saudization of Hejaz
Al-Saud and American Imperialism
Al-Saud’s Exploitation of Islam
Islamic Republic of Iran: Hope of Islamic Ummah
The State of Sunni Rulers
The Effect of Islamic Revolution
The Positive Role of Islamic Republic in Unity
The Objective of Islamic Revolution
Islamic Republic of Iran’s Jihad
The Vision of Islamic Republic of Iran
Al-Saud Clear and Present Danger
The Effect of Colonialism When western scholars talk about the effect of western imperialism and colonialism they mostly discuss the economic and Geo-political effects. What also needs discussing specially by Muslims is the moral, social and cultural effects of this barbarism. What Muslim societies are mostly today is due to this colonial tyranny and continued neo-colonialism shaping the future of Muslims as well. Even though most of the Muslim geographies were affected by western colonialism the least affected one was Hejaz (Saudi Arabia). It was the least affected one in terms of social, cultural and moral organization of the people. The de-facto and de-jure Islamic norms existed and continued to exist until the movement of Saud and Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab changed this tradition. It created a new form of extremist and misguided version through Islam which subjugated people and thrown them under Saudi tyranny. In time while the Wahhabi clerics focused on their version of Islamic creed and rituals the Saudi shrewd politics started distorting the Islamic conscience of the people of Hejaz.
The Beginning of Saudization of Hejaz During the time of Saud, people of Hejaz saw wide spread social and cultural changes within. They became more westernized and racist in conscience and abandoned Islamic morals. Satellite TVs and library books promoted all forms of perversions and moral corruptions. While Wahhabi clerics were happy obeying the Saudi rulers in conjunction with their version of Hadith of rulership they were reluctant to see or were deliberately misguided about how Saudi society was being destroyed by Al-Saud’s henchmen. Unlike western colonialism who targeted publicly and directly the essence of Islamic societies Al-Saud had targeted in silence and through subversion.
Al-Saud changed the Islamic conscience of the people of Hejaz. To the people Al-Saud engineered illiteracy, ignorance about the world, romanticized American imperialism, promoted cultural and moral perversion through unchecked entertainment industry and kept the clergy in check by incentives. While Al-Saud encouraged Wahhabi clerics to make the masses sheep in their obedience, any criticism of the royalty was met with brutal crackdown. To the Al-Saud power and control over people was their only ambition even if it meant distorting Islam and the world. This trend of conspiracy and attack against Islam and Islamic conscience not only works in the kingdom but also outside.
Al-Saud and American Imperialism For decades Al-Saud supported American imperialism through funding terrorist organizations in Pakistan and throughout the Arab world. Either it was used to destabilize the anti-Saud establishment, or it was used to promote American domination in the middle east and elsewhere. The Wahhabi clerics were either manipulated or agreed happily to play along Saud’s Wahhabism expansion vis-à-vis American imperialism. British empire backed wahhabism since it’s birth have mostly attacked and killed Muslims and destroyed Muslim societies and geographies. Today they are also doing the same and working on behalf of Saud against anti-Zionist establishments whether against Syria, Iran or Egypt. It was the Saudi backed Wahhabi Noor party that also back-stabbed Morsi and Muslim brotherhood in Egypt.
Al-Saud’s Exploitation of Islam Apart from their aggressive activities outside the kingdom and apart from distorting Islam and Islamic conscience in the kingdom they have also made Hajj/Islamic pilgrimage a profit-making business. While the rich are given comforts and opportunities in Hajj the poor has to suffer. Billions of revenue from Hajj going to Saudi establishment. They have eradicated most if not all Islamic historical heritage in Hejaz. They call it improvements for Hajj but in reality they are erasing Islamic history. It is they who want to be remembered in hejaz. It is they who want absolute ownership of Hejaz and the holy lands. They will write history for their fame and glory and keep on owning the sheep people and perverting Islam. They will be the first to face sword of Imam Mahdi, inshallah
Islamic Republic of Iran: Hope of Islamic Ummah
The State of Sunni Rulers While Sunni leaders have moved away from Sunna of Prophet, Islamic Republic of Iran has taken the role of following the Sunna of Prophet through Ahl Bayt. This fact has been revealed clearly in 1979 by the victory of Islamic revolution of Iran, a revolution of all ummah. The effect of revolution has created revolutionary sentiments throughout the Islamic world and it still echoes strong. Islamic sentiments were revived by this revolution from east to west in Muslim countries. For example, Malaysia saw a rise in Islamic activism so much so that Sheikh Hadi of Islamic party PAS declared anyone who supports secularism as misguided. Likewise, in Pakistan general Ziaul Haque started breaking alcohol bottles in support for sharia law. From Palestine Arafat visited Iran and met Imam Khomeini and not only that from around the world Islamic activists and religious scholars started visiting Imam Khomeini and asking his guidance and vision about Islamic revival.
The Effect of Islamic Revolution It is an undeniable fact that Islamic revolution of Iran has shaken the foundations of western hegemony in Muslim countries. In Malaysia PAS called for Islamic state. In Lebanon Hezbollah had expelled the French and American occupation when they exploded their military bases during the 1980s and still today Hezbollah continues to protect Lebanon from Zionist occupation. By Iran's backing Palestinian resistance has been empowered. Iran has continuously supported Hamas by both finance, training and arms unlike other Sunni rulers. Iran is also someone who is ready to forget past hostilities for sake of Islamic Ummah. Even though Taliban has murdered Iranian diplomats during the 1980s, yet still Islamic republic has supported Taliban against western imperialism in Afghanistan. The Islamic revolution of Iran had awakened Islamic revolutionaries throughout Muslim countries.
The West fears of a global Islamic revival and that is one of the key reasons to suppress Iran. Worldwide Islamic revival could eradicate western philosophy of life and society from Muslim countries and could in fact create an alternative system of life being a competitor to western socio-political hegemony. So there are protocols in place to demonize Islamic world view. One of them was ISIS.
The Positive Role of Islamic Republic in Unity Islamic republic has shut down all the extremist misguided Shia individuals for sake of unity unlike Sunni rulers, also in collaboration with Americans and Zionists, who continue to fund extremist groups such as MKO, Jundullah and others against Iran. Islamic republic of Iran has forgotten the persecution of Shias by the misguided Sunni ruling elites throughout the centuries because they want unity and brotherhood.
The Objective of Islamic Revolution The main objective of Islamic revolution of Iran is to see Islamic ummah independent of western and Zionist hegemony. This great Islamic revolution has survived emperor, kings and dictators. Imam Khomeini’s Islamic resistance met with hostilities from Sunni Arabs and godless Zionist Shah of Iran who persecuted him and his followers. Even after victory of this Islamic revolution west and Sunni Arab rulers such as Saddam waged merciless wars against Islamic revolution of Iran. They killed millions of innocent Iranian Muslims by wars and sanctions. Since 1979 Islamic republic is under sanctions. How can a nation isolated by world in the beginning and facing wars from evil world powers survive without God’s help? Saddam invaded Iran and used chemical weapons and got support from Saudis, Qataris, Americans, French and English. All kinds of support such as logistical, weapons, money yet still Saddam was forced to make peace with Iran. Is this possible without God’s alliance with Islamic republic of Iran? Not possible.
Islamic Republic of Iran’s Jihad Iran has continued to support all the oppressed people of the Islamic Ummah and continued it’s holy war against western imperialism and thus continue to face sanctions of all kinds. Yet they survive and continue to flourish. How is this possible without God’s help? Not possible. Even with sanctions Islamic republic of Iran continues it’s fight against all imperial forces whether ISIS or Alqaeda or Kurds. Iran has supported the Syrian Sunni army against Zionist project. They have supported Taliban against American imperialism. They have supported Houthis against western-Arab imperialism. In Iraq it has supported the Sunni/Shia alliance against ISIS as well. Islamic republic has emerged victorious in all it’s fights: Syria, Yemen, Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon and soon Palestine inshallah.
Islamic Republic of Iran doesn’t want to dominant Sunni countries but as Muslims they want to live by Islamic law and governance and let each other have dialogue of faith, share economy and security.. Why share economy and security with enemies of Islam instead among us? Iranian nationalism has been buried by Islamic revolution of Iran in 1979. Following explains:
In Islam there is no distinction between the rich and poor, black and white, Sunnīs and Shī‘ah, Arabs and non-Arabs Turks and non-Turks. None has a privilege over another. The holy Qur’an regards piety the only criterion (for distinction.) However, no distinction is awarded based on material considerations. All people are equal and the rights of all strata of the people will be granted to them- Imam Khomeini, Sahifeh-ye-Imam, vol. 6, p. 409
The Vision of Islamic Republic of Iran The disappointment comes up if we cannot pull down the corrupt people a bit and pull up the oppressed a little... We are liable to think and we do it through legal aspects and divine guardianship- Imam Khomeini, Sahifeh-ye Imam, vol. 10, p. 246 We are supporters of the oppressed. Whosoever is oppressed anywhere, we support him- Imam Khomeini, Sahifeh ye-Imam, Vol 5, page 146