20 – Shiasm

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I mean,

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but

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I want to be

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I want to, I mean, a lot Allahumma salli wa sallim wa barik ala Sayyidina Muhammad in WA earlier farheen was

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a woman who who may or may be in

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our community like many other communities in the world

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of the anessa nojima

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has scarcely been aware that there exists a phenomenon such as the Shia

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until some 30 days ago.

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For the time that we spend at the southern tip of Africa, hours was a matter of survival. We had to survive and preserve our aqeedah against overwhelming odds.

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At the time, it was all we could do just to preserve our Kalamata Allah, Allah Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah.

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We thank Allah and replace him for having

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enabled

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our forefathers to have held on to that,

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under the threats and under the challenges that they faced, by the passage of time, brings its own challenges. So suddenly, the time was here. When early in the 20th, or late in the 20th century, from the middle of the 20th century onwards, we started

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facing

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a number of things, a number of new challenges, some of which were old and some of which were new.

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There was the Bahai threat, there was the qadiani menace, and along with these, in the passage of time, also came along this year.

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Now from a community that some 2030 years ago, barely knew anything, barely knew that there's something in Islam called Shiism. And there's a group of people called the Shia, from a community such as that you have grown into a community in which Shiism has become a factor to contend with.

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In a community such as this, it is natural that we are going to ask certain questions.

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One of the prominent questions that we are going to ask is why?

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Why is it that there is a migration from within our ranks to the ranks? Much of what we have been doing? Over the past? How many weeks 20 odd weeks or so much of what we have been doing is to search for an answer for why the Why does it happen?

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The reason why we engage in it, we understand ourselves well enough.

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We have a duty to preserve our freedom, we have a duty to preserve the ability to keep out third humans out of our communities and therefore we engage in this particular investigation. But when we ask the question, Why do people from this side of the divide, cross over to that side of the divide? There is in any number of reasons and you can put to it tonight I just want to briefly tabulate some of them and then go into

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the depth of one of those reasons.

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scan a few reasons. briefly discuss them one of them I want to discuss in some some detail. First and foremost, they exist the idea what some people that there is a divinely appointed bloodline

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from Marisa lilavati was alum and often this is divinely appointed bloodline and these are the only people enabled and authorized by law to lead. You will see the idea of a bloodline cropping up once again, in these video clips that have been going around. What do they call them?

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arrival the idea of a bloodline that there is a group of people

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that share a particular bloodline descended from one another and they and they alone have the authority and have been enabled by lozada to rule. Now this bloodline is normally juxtaposed and compared against the bad bloodlines. The good bloodline on the one side the bloodline of light and the bloodline of darkness. In the arrivals which are the two that are pitted against one another we find this particular bloodline of the moms of babies and the bad bloodline is

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very, very 20th century 21st century George Bush and his ancestors fought very very snugly in into the 20th 21st century. As for the other bloodlines, the good bloodline that existed once upon a time, and at the moment, the only existence that there is, is a claimed or assumed

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existence of the 12 enamel is hidden and is supposed to come back. Because of a failure to find any other similar kinds of bloodlines, they have latched on to this particular one. The fact of the matter is that the descendants of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam are many more than that one particular bloodline. You'll find them all over the world, sometimes through descendants, and sometimes those who merely claim descend from that high and noble lineage. However, what I want to say here is a classically seen those who postulated the idea of a bloodline, who said, there are certain people only chosen and selected by our laws are authorized and enabled by log on to folders

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for folders for a particular function. They had to juxtapose this bloodline against another bloodline, and it was what it was been Ohashi on the one side and then on the other side, and the legends go back how the two were born of the Shams and Hashem were born as twins and and that story goes on, we will discuss some of it once upon a time the one still was attached to the others for hated, it had to be cut apart. And someone remarked that someone that when two kids have to be cut apart, they will forever live in violence with one another. Those are the kinds of urban legends or historical myths that get woven around this kind of story. What I want to say about the bloodline

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issue about Banu omiana one size and Banu hashimotos other side are two things, one of which I have said already the other is a new contribution tonight. From the one side. The fact is the historical fact is that if omiya was such an evil bloodline, why do we find such a lot of intermarriage between the family of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi Salaam on the one side, and on the other side, but Obama is not just Maui, and he has he

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has also been married to the daughters of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam It is also Osmonds, son of man and his descendants who married the daughters of Hassan Pacino, viola Han. So there was a lot of intermarriage between the unknown. And Ben Amaya. These are not the only ones there are several other ones. That is the one thing. The other point that we wish to make here is that something happened in the year 132 after the hegira nobody

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from the 40 from the 40 after the hegemon while we became Amelie meaning due to the agreement reached by between humans in Al Hassan Ignalina Vitaly Fabiola Han

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that was in the year 1492 years later 132 the loss of the oma yet Holly would be killed in assassinated he was number one, the second call Marwan Oshima, that was the end of the ommaya khilafah. And from that time onwards, in the eastern wing of the lens of Islam, there was no trace of Romania any longer. One branch of the Amir escaped to Spain, and they they continued in cinema for a while, but that's nothing to do with the car whatsoever. They would either go to the car no back to the car because they were no here in Spain

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132 the oma Ian's disappear from the scene that disappear from the scene to be supplanted by novices. Now, what happens to the idea that there's a good bloodline against the bad bloodline once the black bloodline has been removed?

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So to say the foundation has been the rug has been pulled from beneath the argument is that they will be forever I titanic struggle between this bloodline and that bloodline. There's no such thing as a bloodline here. In our Sherry, it is man, Bobby amaru Lem usili are behind us. If your DS keep you behind, if your deeds are evil, and they keep you behind the fact that you are the son of so and so won't take you further.

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I want to be sallallahu alayhi salam told his daughter Fatima that I won't be able to do anything for you. He says that if my daughter fast enough to steal a car, I myself will cut her and so piety and status with a llama is not by the same because in a coma coma in the lie at koco. Whether you are from Manhattan, whether you are from maluma whether you are a virgin, or whether young African, it doesn't matter where you are descended from. So for a period of time for that particular century, while Obama was in power, the idea of a good bloodline as opposed to the black bad bloodline. might have had some attraction. It might have been bracelet and people but what do you do it but omiya

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disappears from the scene. What do you do on top of it when they're supplanted by a new dynasty Who are your own cousins from brainwashing themselves? The new rulers are who they are, the sun goes above it now. They are also from Ben Ohashi. So you can't say well, he's been washing machines for Romania, because something new has happened now brainwashing is rolling. He just happens to be the abassi branch of unwashed him and not the policy.

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brands have been watching

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him, more inshallah will be said about this in the time to come. That was the one reason though, when we ask why are people attracted to the other side is this attraction to the family of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. The idea of the bloodline, the idea of the bloodline might have held a certain validity once upon a time, but in 132 out of Asia, that bloodline idea disappears, and that that claim can no longer no longer stand. So what's the second reason why people would be attracted? The second reason why people would be attracted to something which is very, which we have been spending a lot of time on. Much of the time that we have been spending

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lectures here is to do with this. textual arguments. In other words, arguments from the Quran and the Sunnah, that, from the Shia perspective, indicate that Olive, olive is the rightful ruler and the other one might have a certain status. Now to repeat all those arguments and the counter arguments that will be counterproductive at this moment we've done it

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the CDs are available anyone who wants to get into the details of what is really meant when a lot of us is in mid to low legal the Banco Marisa LLP, what is meant when a local adult Ibrahim al Islam in Nigeria nikolina z Mama, what is meant by Yoruba pseudo

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Arabic, what is meant by in nama Walia, como la hora, Zulu, and all the other hobbies that's done already. We won't get into that. I think we spent quite a few many hours responding to those particular humans. So both the idea of Hashemite descent and the idea of Quran and Sunnah says the Shia right there for this era. Both those arguments hold very little water in the final analysis.

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The 20th century, the 20th century, specifically, and especially the second half of the 20th century, has been

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a time of upheaval, a time of upheaval, more importantly, a time of revolution.

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All over the world, not just the Muslim world, all over the world, all over the world. Rather, they will new political

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developments taking place. And there was the idea of third world countries shaking off the yoke of the oppressor, shaking off the yoke of the colonialist usurper and gaining independence for itself at a time such as this, in the post colonial period, as we were shaking up that we looked at the idea of justice, social justice,

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justice to be done in society doing away with oppression. And here people look back and they found

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that was in Shiism, specifically, they thought that they saw a good idea of standing up for justice.

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But where within Shiism were within Shiism, do they find that particular ideal of standing up for justice? That is a very, very atomistic approach to things. In other words, you're only looking at a certain thing, and you forget the entire backdrop against which it happens that the history of Shiism is a long and rich history. The history of Shiism is not just what happened at Karbala.

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When they speak about standing up for justice, there's only one thing that they are speaking about for saying against the armies of Yeezys and qurbana. But is that all that she is was about? She hasn't was about much more than that, some of which we have attempted to make clear. Last week's talk last week, the week before the last lecture and those before it as well. She ism

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is much much more than Karbala alone. She ism also

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has within itself a long history of treason and betrayal. She ism also has has within itself a history of falsely ascribing things to the debate and creating an entire alternative religion on that particular basis. There's a lot of false or there's a lot of treason. There's a lot of betrayal involved in what Shiism is all about. So when we look back and we say okay, well, there is a person for saying stood up for justice, for say instead of for justice, but for saying is not Chisholm, for say, Mr. Chisholm, who are this year in Karbala. The Shia are those people who invite us from saying the Shia are the people who had the last moment betrayed for say in the car, the same people, who A

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few years later would betray his grandmother, his great grandson, they did not even

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his grandfather, they did not even in the car are those same people on the counter womb that among themselves would say, as Abdullah makani records on the authority of a Warhammer Kashi he says that

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the Imam Imam Mohammed Al Jazeera Sadiq says ma Allah

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I can feel monatti in, in ye money into illuma de Sena, there's no Ayah no sign which Allah Allah revealed about Mr. Navin, except that you would find it in those people who claim to love us. The car claim to love the other base within them says the man himself within the books of the year, every sign of a monopoly will find amongst these people, they have been sitting back, resting on their laurels and saying that we are the Hsiao Mohamad, we are the supporters, we are the partisans of the family of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So, the idea of social justice, the idea of standing up against tyranny, the idea of standing up against a tyrant ruler such as yours, yes, it

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might resonate well, but it does not give an apt an adequate reflection of the history of Shiism, from when from the earliest days, up to

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the present day, up to the present day. So the idea of standing up for justice, if one wants to see standing up for justice, you would find much, much more in terms of standing up for justice within the history of the hospital, the alarm in the civil debate, in the history of the AMA and the email, the novel jamara, much richer than what the CIA have to offer. Karbala might be a very prominent event, it is also a very lonely event, because after Karbala, not a single one of the line of the Imams of the of the of the the the sachet area ever attempted to revolt against any rule and ever again, all of them are

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not because not because they were cowards, rather, because they realized that the kind of people who claim that they are the supporters are the people who will turn around at the drop of a hat and say that no, we have nothing to do with you.

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The problem was, the problem lie lay was as follows of Ruby. So we've looked at three reasons so far, first of all, hashima descent, secondly, the Quran and the Sunnah, none of those two gave any credence to the beliefs of the CR that we have something called the mama and that is that is institutionalized within either the Quran or the Sunnah. And thirdly, even the idea even looking for a symbol for social justice. If that somebody is to be found inside Memphis, a Denali is Marta macabre, it is known, it is isolated, and it does not represent Shiism and the Shia are

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by far

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the most powerful,

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attracting the most powerful element, the most powerful factor that attracted people to Shiism within the last

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2030 years.

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In fact, I will probably go to the extent of saying the entire history of Shiism has to be the Iranian revolution of 1979 has to be the reason evolution, no other single factor has contributed to the spread of Shiism in the manner that the Iranian revolution has. It is comparable, is comparable to only one instance in history. And that is the safavid revolution in Iran 500 years before Khomeini's evolution. And that's always evolution. I've made reference to it several times, I will repeat it. What was what happened actually, the land that had 80%, of lasagna inhabitants was turned into a land that now has 80% Shia inhabitants. How was that achieved by force by exile by removing

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the elite by removing the scholars, and over the period of 200 years gradually indoctrinating a leaderless public.

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That was, in its time, 500 years ago, the most powerful factor that swelled the ranks of the car, Never before had the car had

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such

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a period of flourishing as under the sufferings because they had a country of their own. They had a state of their own, all the apparatus of state waving their hand so they could do what they needed to do. And then 500 years later, they came the Iranian Revolution. Now, this is the one that we want to look at in greater detail tonight.

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The questions we want to ask about the Iranian Revolution is what caused the Iranian revolution? Was it Shiism per se? What is the belief of the people in Judaism? Was it the fact that the people believe in imama that they believe in fallible humans that they believe something about the Quran and something about the world is all of that that led to the culmination of that revolution that took place in 79?

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Or was it merely

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the coal incidence of a number of circumstantial factors is achieved isn't the greatest revolution or is it the combination

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Have a whole lot of economic, political and social factors that took place within the first half of the 20th century that led to this particular revolution. If it had to be Shiism, if it had to be the leader of the Shia, that led to the creation of the Islamic Republic of Iran in 1979, then I would think that it should have taken place 1000 years earlier, because she had been around for so long. They held those beliefs from a long time ago. It didn't just come about overnight. Khomeini did not discover Shiism Khomeini was a very late adhering to Shiism. So it cannot have been the idea that the Shia have about politics, governing governance and government cannot be that. Let's just quickly

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go back to our very first lecture and say, What is she ism all about? She has made up akima what is the mama who rules the Muslim community? What does Shiism teach about rulership? What does she teach about who stands at the head of the community? They say as the head of the community stands the Imam, when not just in after movies a lot of time for those few years. From that time, till the the opium of the community can only be ruled by a divinely appointed Imam who must be one of 12. Either Ali, Hassan Hassan, or essential same, or his family, or his son, Mohammed, sorry, hasn't seen my brothers. And then from San Jose onwards, it is son, father to son, father to son, until he

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eventually reach AlHassan, Alaska. And after him, they say, the only one who has the legitimate right to rule the woman to leave the oma to govern and be at the head of a vase is the hidden Imam no one else. So when the hidden Imam disappeared in the year 265, after the hegira.

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They said, what do they do? Then? He said, we wait for him to come back. He is coming back. So 260 5 billion to 66. To 66,000,000,300, he became 500 became 900 1200 sold at 1400. He's still not back. Let's just look at that long period of 1200 years of history, in terms of politics, in terms of government, and governance. What is what beliefs and what teachings did the Shia espouse during that entire period, having already committed themselves to an idea that only the Imam can rule?

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They found themselves in a bit of a quandary. What do they do because he's not the man that's ruling first Abubakar was ruling. And then Omar, and then Altman, and then Synology Vitaly brood for a brief period for five years, and then he somehow some five or six months, and that was the last that the CIA had in terms of governing the oma never again, the any member of that particular line of the Alan Bayes rule, do we know the reasons why the reasons why what Why didn't anyone of them aspire to take the

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reins of government? Again?

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If we have to ask the CEO, why didn't they

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ask me? Is he in the seat? Only a very, very good answer will get a very good answer. As the books of the car, the Legacy The hobbies of the car, the mom, then you will remember the hobbies that I recall two weeks ago that a mom said if I had as many followers as they are black sheep in that particular flock there, then I would start a revolution. And they counted they could barely count it doesn't because simply they couldn't rely upon their followers. They knew that these followers often no good, there were some very, very painful lessons that were learned at Karbala and by the finale, and by all the other members of the animate whenever revolted against the qualifier of the time, so

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they knew this was not for them. They devoted themselves to a life of piety, a life of Riba, a life of scholarship, and they had nothing to do with the politics of the time. They live the life of

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withdrawal.

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From the outside, they were just biding their time, the Imam, they say the Imam is not just a political ruler, he is in charge of every atom of the universe. So he has to exist in order for everything else to exist. If there is no Imam nothing will remain in existence any longer because heaven and earth cannot exist without the Imam. So do not be naive. They tell us to think that the function of any man is only to be the head of government nor the function of any man is to run the entire universe. So he has to be late even though he is sitting in political withdrawal in his house, be it in Medina, be it in Karbala be his energy, whoever it might be, but they lived in this

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role, while they will have been rolling running the entire universe. Fine.

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Then Then after 265 the loss of the man disappears.

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They say the sun goes into occultation as he went into occultation, supposedly allegedly goes into occultation, the Shia then formulate a theory. This theory is called the theory of in tevar. What's in Silla waiting the word waiting in somebody something needs to wait What does she I tend to mean a specific policy that dictates behavior in the absence of the Mom, what should you do while the mom is away, your duty in the absence of the mom is two things. One is called in the alarm and the other is called Sophia. While you live

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in the under the rule of illegitimate usurpers then you are under obligation to wait for the Imam You have no right to engage in political activity. You have to wait for the Imam to come because the Imam teachers even jafra saw the teachers and he says cool no rockin the Saudis have the Shia once again. Cool Laura yes in toto Abdullah Al Maha de la Luca him for hiroya to login was hahaha hold on your by the window Nila. Any standard that is raised. When you raise the standard that means you started rebellion. You start to revolt against existing rulers. So any revolution that is instituted any revolution that is initiated before the return of the MADI is misguidance. It's an evolution of

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misguidance is a revolution of battle. And the one who is leading the revolution is a vote. What's the meaning of the word baba baba would mean something extremely evil. He is an evil tyrant. He is not upon happiness upon Barfield is not upon hidayah is upon Balala, what Sahiba The one who raises such a standard and start such a revolution is a port your bedroom window cleaner, who has the power who is being worshipped besides a low dollar shoot is being done? Why Because Allah has said wait for the money to come, you have no right to engage in any kind of political activity. This has been this has been the guiding light by which the Shia regulated their political life ever since the

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disappearance of the Murphy in 265. After he was about 70 years of labor so far, during which they claim that they are limited contact with him and then came about the Rebbe Cobra in 327. After the hegira from them, they up to now over 1100 years have passed and they still have no sign of it. But they say we have to continue making two things that Priya and Intel are about the fear we spoke at length, where you just simulate and you say things which you do not believe in order to protect yourself thereby, an entire lecture was devoted to that interval is the other thing that they were supposed to do. What is that? Wait, wait for the money don't start anything while the money is not

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yet there. I want to read some of the heartbeat of this year. That says how the Imams instructed their followers to go about during this particular period.

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Mohammed Abu Zubaydah normani Mohammed bin Zayed normani was a She also wrote a wrote a book on the Rebbe occultation of the Imam in this particular book of his he recalls he writes as follows in Amman was he he will be I mean a lot he will be here at the method Was he an EMA? maaseiah is when the previous Imam appoints the next mama after him. And EMA is when the person takes the Imam actually takes up the leadership. These things are not by election he says these things are only by Allah selection lambing healthy Wallabies theory him, it's not a matter for people to choose the creation choose themselves for money.

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Or in law. Anyone who selects a rule other than other than the one whom a lot of that selected wahala from Allah subhanho wa Taala Bali Nina Luna 15. On Halloween machinery, you select me as a ruler during a period while the mom is not there, you've selected the ruler other than the ruler that the amount of his allies appointed there, what will happen to you you will go there with all the other volume in all the other unjust and munaf at a focus will go that is to john under that he mentioned 17 that's a topic only that's not the statement. That's the topic. Under that topic. There are 17 different mahadi in which he discusses why in the period while the mom is gone, the CRM

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obligation to make the PA and to engage in DevOps, wait for the Imam but do not engage in any kind of activity.

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Not very long after him normally dies in the year 340 in 381 Sato dies. Now this only the fourth century Sato has

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A similar statement so don't say is he speaking about the other side the previous quotation spoke about India evolve wait for the new email this one speaks about the P and he says a Tata yada yada Don't worry Bhutan Alina Ebola to Bali mean as long as the the unjust ones are ruling the country as worship upon us. We have to continue making fun Taka and Hala Dean and Mr. Miyagi. If you abandon Korea, then you have gone against the religion of the Mamiya as a Shia and you have parted ways with it, what does he

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do?

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How long The key is worship, you cannot abandon it not permitted for you not lawful to abandon Isla Raja Luca him until the Mahdi appears again from M Tanaka de cada una de la

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wanna hirasawa de la musallam anyone will then appear he has done what he has entered that with a library but with a lot of celebrities and in my head prohibited way or Julia Picard, and now just a lot of the work halifa tamala de Santa Nina will call him and Moon taba it will happen. Our Imam in this time he says that's three eight you will see it when he dies. So one third of fourth century up to the 14th century. Our Imam is the son of Al Hassan Alaska. He is the one who we are awaiting YG boo and Jada Nola Julia Kunal Karima. It cannot be anyone else, there can be no ruler, but that, but that must be and there are several a Hadith of the skyn as well. So this was the kind of political

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regime, the political regime that was imposed upon the Shia was to be apolitical, to withdraw completely to be passive in Tehran and sophea.

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In the same time that these people are writing the very same time that these people are writing in Baghdad, a certain development took place.

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philia 132 as our buses came to power

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200 years later, our buses were becoming weak. The Basilica was starting to topple.

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It was starting to crumble from the inside. So what happened was that a new dynasty, a Persian dynasty of local rulers, they came from Persia, we are called The boys are the bullies. They came from Persia they marched upon badass and he took off about that. They are the real rulers. The halifa is only a ruler in name, the boy his Soufan, he is the real ruler, he is the one who says he is the one who does the halifa becomes a mere figurehead, a puppet in the hands of the boy ruler, these boys rulers, Russia,

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they will see on the Roomba for about a century.

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At the time when these Xi are making these statements that I'm reading about now, when these Xi are scholars were making these statements, but that was being ruled by see if the car had any idea of governing, of taking over the reins of governance. They had all the opportunity to do so under the under the boys. The boys gave the Shia scholars a free rein to live in Baghdad as they wanted to engage in debates as they want to teach and write their books. They had every kind of leader under the boys. In fact, the other son, the hula mother and the son at the time suffered under the Shia boys.

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But what did the Shia do? They wrote, they debated they did everything. But they did not take over the reins of government. Why did they not because in the absence of the EMR, the duty of care is to be better to observe the failure and to observe him or to wait for the EMR and to continue continue to dissimulate not the media through release. That's one example.

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That was in the three hundreds, we jump a few centuries for centuries. From there we come to the 700 in the 700. For the second time, what eventually happened to the boys in Baghdad is 100 years later, they were supplanted and kicked out of bounded by a new dynasty and this new dynasty was the Sunni dynasty they will call this a joke when the soldiers came to love that the Shia are removed. So for 100 years, if not more, they had opportunity which they did not use, we can understand we now understand why. But

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then after came on jumping to what I said, the 700 essentially before I go there, in the 500 in the sixth century, something major happened. And then something major was the coming of the Mongols of the Tatas and the fall of Baghdad that occurred with the coming of the Tatas

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who is responsible for the following who is responsible responsible for the million if not 2 million lives that were lost in what was probably one of the greatest losses of our middle ages. The story goes as follows that there was a car limb and this ridiculous story is not sucked out of my son. It does not come from any

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From the source, it comes from the book lots of useful Bharani in the biography of a person called hotjar nasiru been to see the cause in two seasons was a young man, studying geography, studying the Law of the Sea on his own land. And at that time he conceived the idea. The idea that he conceived in his mind was we have to bring an Allawi rule, we have to bring an Allawi ruler, we cannot have these Abbas's ruling us, we must have an hallowee ruler, someone who's descended not from our birth, but from our lives, maybe authority. And then he was an excellent scholar in the sciences. In the arts, he was excellent.

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Somehow the other, he found his way to one of the powers of the time, that powers was the assassins. Now the original assessment, the word assessment today

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is descended from the Arabic word taken from the Arabic word, the hush, hush hashing. They were a group of the CEO of the smart EDC of the year, and they lived in a castle near the town of us being called an abode in northeastern Iran, Northwestern I'm sorry, Northwestern Iran, that's where they had the stronghold. And they wouldn't expect them a sect of the Shia, they still continue up to the present day, they are still to be found. They are the followers of the arhaan. Sometimes you call them the hajus.

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This particular group of Shia they were living there, and they were running a reign of terror that they headquarters there, and the ruler and the head of the CIA.

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Originally, it was a person called Hassan Saba, what they would do, they would drug the inmates, they follow us there, they would knock them what what, what hashish and we all know what hashish is, we have another word for it down here. Anyway, so they would love them. And within the strangle, they would have gardens, in the gardens, they would be maidens. And these drug followers would descend into those gardens, and enjoy themselves with those maidens. Eventually, when they come out of the drugged state, they will be asked, you know where you went away, that was very enjoyable, but it was insane. That was paradise. If you want to go back to paradise, you obey me away the ruler

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away the Imam. And in that way, he recruited a group of followers that will do anything, you order him to go and kill someone, so he will do it. And what was the modus operandi they would go certain scholar has been making too many statements about the car, they will send someone out to him, not a great job for five years, 10 years that person will become a student live with him, become very close to him. And one day when he finds opportunity, he will put a dagger through his heart. Those were the original assessments. Why would they call assessments because the smoke hashish so they will call the hashish even back then. And that's where the word assessment came from. Nothing ever

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been to see found that this is a power at the time, I should team up with them, perhaps through them, we can reinstate an elevated alpha.

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However, he miscalculated for the time being because the rising power of the time was not the hashish. He was not the assassin. There was a new power that was rising, and that was the Mongols. It wasn't very long before the Mongols came and even destroyed the stronghold of the assassins, the internet and they they found this gracias Kala necesito dm to see what did he do? He simply changed sides. He now joined hola go the Mongol ruler and whispered into his ears. He was put into his ears.

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The prize to be taken is not the stronghold of the assassins. It's not the real price of the Muslim world is that

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go to Baghdad and sec Baghdad. That is where you will really achieve what you are seeking. His objective can be achieved because thereby he removes his ruler and you will be able to bring an aloe vera in its place. It did happen and the blood flowed in and a million people lost their lives. And the rivers of Nevada ran black with a blood of the books that were thrown into the river into the water. But

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an aloe is in us or was not brought about know Allah. Allah was both about the mango they had no intention of bringing any Allawi ruler in. At that time. There was a leading Shia scholar he was called even follows and even though it was the halifa at the time, the last Khalifa asked him please I asked you to become the nappy

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switching over to become the nominee of the head of the organization that sees the old and he's abandoned by

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he refused to become so why because he cannot accept any position from a usurper are valued and understood. But then hulagu sec, Baghdad

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when hulagu sec Baghdad and asked him to become the new head of the Ashraf. He said by all means welcome

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You accepted the polls because they were all looking forward to the day when we now have a new ruler. When we can have our own other we do that we don't have to have these abilities any longer.

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But nothing came about, nothing of that kind came about. Again, there was an opportunity, they actually worked for the opportunity, but then they have the opportunity. Why, perhaps because of the realization that the role of the CR is not to take the political reigns in their hands, but rather to do the clear, and in devolve, you have to wait for the Imam you cannot

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supersede you cannot jump the gun. The Imam will come back. Perhaps in this way they were thinking that if they do destroy diversity that will bring about the return of the Imam, very similar to another group, the Zionist the Christian Zionist,

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together with the Jewish Zionist, the Christian Zionist, from the Balfour Declaration onwards, why would so many Europeans, specifically Englishman, were prepared to give Israel to give the love of Palestine to designers, why would they be closed? What did they want? They wanted exactly what you think please now, they must be friction in the Holy Land, blood must be floating around the land. In order to expedite the coming of Christ, Christ has to come back to the earth. And they wanted to expedite it in this particular way. So perhaps by the destruction of our budget, it was intended that now the time is high, Samadhi will come the money did not come. And the fact that they

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thereafter did not sign up to take political control that that shows that the plan backfired. It did not work. That was in the five hundreds in the sixth century. In the eighth century, not very long thereafter in Iran, in the town of sabzevar. In Iran, a group of Shia

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grabbed hold of the reins of government, they established the sheer state of their own, they will call the Salvadoran, the Salvadoran south of the state of their own and say this is going to make the shear state even no other Madhavi only the sciama.

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But they had no Shia Lama because the land of Iran had barely any she Aldama at the time. So they looked around in the Muslim world in Saudi what is today South Lebanon, Syria, Hezbollah lives. Jebel amin it used to be called in those days they found that the leading she is called all the time was a person called Mohammed even Maki alamiri. The Shia called him a shahidullah. Well, the first Shahid They call him the first Shaheed because this was a man who had grown up as a she a brilliant scholar.

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But now when the time comes for him to start teaching as a scholar, the Shia do not have madrasahs, they do not have infrastructure of their own. So what he did was, he went to the town of Bala buck in Lebanon, and he pretended to be a Sunni. He pretended to be a Sunni. In other words, he was thinking that

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he was such that he knew the

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lesson as well. And he was about half of the Shia as well. So he could pretend. And he was a he was appointed to the professorship of a madrasa in balabac. Where you continue teaching the former head and in between, he would slip the CMS in at some point or the other. He was found out and he was executed by the rule of the city at the time with the CR call him a Shaheed a Well, the first martyr anyway, at that time, this person said he's an old Muhammad Muhammad he was invited to Iran. He was invited to Iran and told come here and become what becomes a [???]hole Islam becomes a Muslim become the hobby. We have a Shia state. What was his answer? No. Why was his answer? No. Because it is not

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for us to establish an Islamic State while the mafia has not yet come. What should we do the three year which he was doing very well, and in DevOps, we have to wait for the man to come. You cannot to take things into your own hands. And in this way, it continued. We were there in the woods in the eighth century, two centuries later,

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one of the most momentous events in the history of Shiism will come about and that is when the Safa weeds took control of Iran. Now the Safa weeds were the descendants of a Sufi Shea from out of the will of God no wb Sufi yoshinaga v was a pseudonym, a sharpie, and the shape of the Soviet burrito.

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His descendants, however, after him,

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converted to Judaism. And they converted the entire Sufi tariqa to CSM as well. And these were not just Sufi that would sit and make Vicar, or anything like that. These were movies that would enter the battlefield is a master ratio, repeat calls for it. So that's exactly what they did. They fought wars, they took control of the land of Iran, and then they started turning Iran into a CLM.

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At that time, they did the same thing, which the server did before. They they had no local scholars, so they invited to scholars from the Arab lands.

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Windows He has called us locally. In fact it he said that when they looked around for books of this year, just books to teach him how to practice yet they could only find one book all around the globe. They couldn't find anyone. So they had to import from the, from the Arab lands, Arab lands, they were about three different locations where you actually are that she are across the Persian Gulf in Bahrain, we had some Shia in Iraq. And then you had some Shia in

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what is today South Lebanon. So they invited them. What was the answer of those Shia Lama? By and large, almost without exception? They said no. Again, what was the reason? The reason was it goes against the doctrine of mafia and evolve. But once he had him once he said, No.

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I'm going to take up this post of becoming shareholder Islam, becoming the chief religious officer. If this newly founded she has said his name was Ali, Abdullah Al al kuraki. She, according Alma have taken karate and is generally known as Morrow Who is the one who popularized Judaism popularized it because it was not a popular in Iran at the time, he made it popular. This person his habit was when he marches in a procession in an official profession. His habit was that in front of him two persons was much in front of him. Two persons was much, and they will announce something. Their announce was not to say that here comes a show called Islam. Their announcement the story in curses upon Abu Bakr

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and Omar Omar al Bashir, holystone of Iran will march, and in front of him two persons will march. And they were all they will do is to lay in curses of obachan, Omar and the public, the people who had grown up as a person who had grown up with the reverence and respect of the of the Sahaba in their heart, they would be tested in this way, what did they have to say, they cannot even stay silent, they cannot stay silent. Whenever the Sahaba occurs, then they are called upon to respond by saying baseband lady it be more even more good. And if you don't respond in this particular way, then you see what happens to you. And this is how Eon was converted to Shia into ocln. This person,

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Ali Al Karachi, he saw an opportunity, he realized that the spread of Shiism will not come about if they keep to their own areas, and keep maintaining the doctrines of tequila Nirvana. He saw that the land of Iran was right for conversion. The Sufi tariqa will become ga the safaris. There she is it was a very, very strange kind of she wasn't, wasn't one of the most naturally Shiism, their first leader was someone called Shy Smile.

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Smile, even though he was regarded by his followers initially as God incarnate. They were the kind of car that would qualify as well, as owner they were extremism. Gradually they brought that idea down is no longer God incarnate. Because he was defeated. In every battle that he entered, he was victorious. So this man can't be defeated. He must be someone great. He must be a lot now to be loved. And then sometimes saline. The Ottoman Sultan serene of the Ottoman Empire, attack them, the reason why they attack them, because they were fomenting revolution within the Ottoman territories. They are taken Iran, they are turned into Shia, and now they were fomenting revolution. And they

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killed a lot of people during the revolution. So Sultan saaremaa attacked him. And a battle took place at a place called challenge Iran. And in general, the Iran Shah is my safavi the invincible was defeated. For the first time his followers realize well, he wasn't so invincible after all. So they brought the status of a down note. He is not God incarnate, but he is something else. He is the representative of the hidden Imam from external Shiism. Now it's fast becoming more modern and made somehow the other to fit in with classical if Nasri Shiism.

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It was made to fit in with us naturally she isn't this yacht. He was pragmatic Ali Alcock. He was pragmatic, he realized and going into something these people have a proper car, but we can make them into proper car. And the others were not here was Tony will convert all of them to car as well. And through his efforts, gradually, some of the other Shia Lama migrated to Iran. they migrated to Iran for the first time in history. As you see, they came about a Nexus a connection between the state and the clergy of the Shia before the idea was well, we the Shia Allah

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Have nothing to do with governments, because all governments are oppressive. All governments are usurpers, we don't have anything to govern. with governments, all that we are obliged to do is wait for the money and make them clear in the meantime, now for the first time this year, the state and not just a small state, like the Sorbonne are not just a city into two villages around it, but they had the entire procedure, practically the whole of Iran today, they had it in front of them, they could do as they liked. And now she, she, she a hadith developed in this period, like never before, because of patronage of the state the state gave them. So they came about the nexus between the old

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ama and the government very, very closely connected to one another. However, after something like 200 1000s of years, the safavi state crumbled. They were attacked by the ovens and the Mahmoud rinzai. They were attacked by the oven, and the sovereign state crumbled.

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The suffering state crumbled. So where did Obama go now? The Obama of the Shia Iran, many of them now fled to Iraq, and they will even live in what they call the shrine cities of Iraq, the shrine cities of Iraq, and adjust and Karbala and Sameera where they believe the Imams are buried. They went to go live there. And they what do they do? Like they used to have madrassas in Iran now. Now they found that madrassas in those places. In Iran, a new dynasty took over. And the Nadia Shah, there was a new dynasty called the Ashanti dynasty, and then they came after was the qajar dynasty that ruled for the next few 100 years, to 300 years about

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in this time, the Shia Lama did not have a very close relationship with government as before, they still had a good relationship, but not as close as I suffer with the software is dependent for the legitimacy upon the Obama, the Obama dependent for the position upon the sufferings. It was a mutual coexistence.

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The one needed the other, you wash my back, and it was yours. So in that state crumble, the olema, the Shia monohydrate, to find something else in this period, what they discovered is that they do have an alternative. They do have an alternative. What is that alternative? They don't need a state to survive. They have something else, they have the homeless to survive on. Because in the two 300 years of suffering, coexistence, they realize that that one, that the she, I have to pay towards the Imam, they still have to pay support and they must pay, but where will he go? There's no demand to give it to the end members, we don't know quite where to eat. So in the meantime, they must pay to

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the representative of the Imam is a mom is not here, the mp3 is representative. The idea came about now of a representation of the hidden Imam. So while the state and the government cooperated, the government said, you know, we are a legitimate government what makes us legitimate? The Imam said we are legitimate witchy Mommy, Mommy, but where is he? Well, he couldn't be in 12, unfortunately, but he's representative said that we are as a different government. So the Shia alama, the clergy gained an independent base of power. And when the soccer we stayed combo, they still have the independent base of power.

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Then came in the causes rude for quite a while but not with a close operation any longer. And then came then came the age of colonialism. And colonialism did many things. colonialism did so many things that just to recount them will take a long time. One of the important things which he did is when the colonialists entered our countries, they destroyed whatever systems they were and they took them over. And when they left those countries, they left Western Western civilization in its way.

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So very soon you found that the Ottoman Empire crumbled. There is no hereafter left any longer. The Mughal Empire crumbled. There's no mogul empire that any longer all the kingdoms of Southeast Asia crumble, those were taken away as well. All political structures were removed. We found ourselves when the colonialist left our countries, we find that we no longer had something called the dar on Islam, not speaking about this much easier and speak about the land of Islam. That was this huge tract of land once upon a time. It might have been divided into different geographical areas, but it was one great Darwin Islam. We no longer does understand where nation states the colonialist came

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and took a pin and Zhu Li said this land of Cydia so line like this on Island does this call Jordan Lesko Palestine that's called Syria that's called Lebanon. Take another line throw in there and say that's called Morocco. That's called Libya. Anyway, we were just divided into small little countries there's a Malaysia there's an Indonesian there's a Singapore. There's an Indian there's a Pakistan and became a Bangladesh afterwards. Everything was divided in in these ways just by the role of opinion. So we found ourselves in age of nationalism in the age of all kinds of isms that the West had developed.

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goes if they don't, they are offloaded onto us. And every country has been demanded in sorry for everyone, rebuilding who we are the Egyptian walked around saying that. Now we

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no longer say that we are the people we are the laws establishes love No, we haven't children welcome.

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Everyone went about claiming ancient roots and we are the most ancient civilization on earth and so on, we can see Africa is going the same direction now. Everyone wants to be the cradle of civilization.

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So new Renaissance. Anyway, so the Muslim world, we're in a similar position.

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The qajar dynasty was also very, very weak at the time. And it also become compromised to Western powers. Most specifically, the two major superpowers at the time, were those two superpowers. It was the UK in the USSR,

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in England, is Britain on the one hand, and it's partially on the other. And then it was still standing out of the water at the time, First World War and so on. These were the two great powers. Now, the Russian their sphere of influence was a north of Iran, because most of Iran and Azerbaijan and that those are guarantees conquered by the Russians, that was the Keystone and everything else. And from the south, here from India, Pakistan side, and the Gulf. These were the British coming from this idea. So they drew a line. And they said, our sphere of influence is the south, your sphere of influence is the North.

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And business concessions were being given to Western companies. Most importantly, in 19 108. Something was discovered in Iran, and that is oil. And when oil is discovered, we know what happens next. Because industrialization of the West, when the West became industrialized, and things are running on machines, it's been 100 years and they still haven't found an alternative oil is what they require. And it just so happens that a level of did not miss a bless the West was all of the oil. It happens at the country's best for the oil our countries. It's a good thing. It's a very bad thing too, because it leads to interference. In 1908, it was discovered, oil was discovered in Iran.

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And they came about a company called the Anglo Iranian oil company, and the Anglo Iranian oil company will have rights on all rights on oil exploration in Iran.

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1925 a new ruler took over the loss of the qajar was amateur kazar. And he was a very weak ruler. There were several revolutions against him. But he had a very evil commander. And his commander was called the Riza Han and this is our Han, he put down every revolution equal equal every revolution, when he saw that as very powerful. The poor thing can barely stand on his own two feet without him so why can't I become the ruler, so he deposed the law student he himself became the new Emperor. So we had the safavid Empire. Then we had our empire then we had Akasha. Now we found a new one. The Pahlavi Empire, founded by Reza Shah, Reza Shah was rissani, changing the notorious Russia and he

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changed the name of Iran to up to that point, everyone spoke about Persia. He said from today, we are no longer Persia. We are Iran.

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And he started modernizing his country.

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He became the ruler in 1925 1925. At the same time, more or less, someone else was becoming a ruler somewhere else. In Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk was becoming 20 1924 Philip was abolished and started on his westernization program. At that time, there was something with the Iranian school after the horrible weather he

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said Africa.

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This was

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everything you see the west or something Oh, no, they have advanced, they have advanced this progress. If we want to progress we have to do exactly the same as the

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so our legal systems have to be changed to the same as a legal system. To the extent everyone knows what Mustafa Kemal Ataturk did, what did he do? He prohibited people from wearing Islamic dress, you have to wear a suit and a hat. And women have to wear costumes as they are wearing in the West. Raisa did the same thing in Iran. He did the same thing. Women who are working you see the Iranian woman wear those big shadows after you see them wearing it. He sent his police out into the street. Any woman that you see wearing a shadow you tell to her body. And he openly took on a class with Iranian society that had discovered his own power. Not too long before that. That was the Obama the

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Obama realized that they were an extremely important cog within Iranian societies machine. And they also have a say, and they realize that the kind of reforms that Russia is bringing about those reforms

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will deprive us of our privileged position within the society.

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Now we can empathize and sympathize with some of those ideas that they have. Because when you see your shehryar getting attacked, when you see it getting undermined when you see it getting removed from the lives of society, you will respond. And the Obama responded was Reza Shah responded against him with violence with violence, and no one was allowed to open his mouth. However, he must calculate the two. He was calculated because he became the king in 1925. In 1939, something happened. And that was the First World War, the First World War. On the one side, you found Britain and its allies with Russia. And then the other side, there was Germany and his allies. So he had, he

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did not quite like the British. He did not quite like the Americans. He had a soft spot

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for Germany, and Italy and France. Here are the ones that they influence. If you said that he was quite an admirer of Adolphe Hitler, allow them but in any event, he didn't want British influence. He wanted assistance from the west, but not from Britain. He wanted it from where? From Germany. So

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1939 the war starts by 1941. Germany decides to attack Russia.

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When Germany attacks Russia, remember, Iran is still under the influence of both Russia and Britain. So Russia and Britain make a demand upon him, kick out all German citizens out of your country. He refuses to do so. The result is they sent in troops

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he was supposed to abdicate, kicked out when we suppose he was sent away to Johannesburg in exile. London 41 visa came to South Africa. He sat in exile in Johannesburg, the house where we are kept in exile, so belongs to the Iranian government up to today. Anyway, he came to Joburg and he sat in Joburg for a while, and his son was brought in to power. This house stratagem This wasn't about

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kicking out the German nationals. It was more about the greed that Russia and Britain had for Iranian oil. And they knew that he was going to bring in more German, French and Italian influence. They did not want that. They wanted the lion's share of the oil, not just the lion's share. They wanted it Oh, so they comprise of a coup to get rid of him. And they brought this complacent young man called Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, his son, they brought him into power. That was in 1941.

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Now, what has what has been happening, the father has been attacking religion. At that time, there was a young CIA alum, living in the city of Rome. This album was born in the year 19 102. So in 1941, he was 39 years old, old enough to understand what's happening around him. This young man was called Ruhollah Khomeini. He saw what was happening, he saw the kind of things that the Shah was doing at the time. But at that time, he had no interest in politics. At that time, he was just another car limb, who was defending Shiism and attacking the Sahaba of the law on them, and it's actually in the Koran. His book that he wrote at the time was called Casper law. If you read

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Khomeini in Casper law, it's a far cry from the Khomeini that the world would know afterwards. That's the Khomeini that still makes us Ahava cough even still say that.

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The reason why Allah does not mention the names of the Imams in the Quran is that as you mentioned, is the Sahaba would have taken it out. So he thought better rather not mention it. And that's Khomeini and last time that was his level of

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involvement, no politics whatsoever. But the father is gone. 1941 Khomeini is about 40 years old, just 3940 years old. He's not interested in politics, the sun takes over in 1941.

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for 10 years, the sun is a property in the hands of the Americans, the British and the Russians. In 1951 10 years of Indian power,

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a new government still the same. But a new government takes over in Iran. new government is a politician called Mohammad mossadegh. Mohammed mossadegh, becomes a prime minister.

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And Musashi leaves a movement for what he became a prime minister on what ticket, what did he tell the people? What will you give them nationalization of the Iranian oil kicking out of the British keeping out of the Americans, we don't want them. We don't want them. We want Iranian oil to be for Iranians, like South Africans with our South African gold mostly for South Africans, not for Anglo American that list as listed on the London Stock Exchange event. So the asking, Iran is oil must be for Iranians. The Shah is a very pliant puppet in the hands of the US and the UK and everyone else. He had gotten rid of the the the the Soviet spy then because remember, this was not the time of the

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Cold War, after the Second World War. Second World War ends in 45. They start the cold war between the Americans and the Russians, the West and the Russians.

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So the Cold War, they convinced him to take some

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With them he was a very, very devoted servant of the West, Mohammed Reza Pahlavi. On on the one side, he was that he got rid of the communists and the the Russians on the other side, he continued his father's reforms. Before we get there, though nationalization was something was calling for nationalization.

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Most of the code for the civilization and on deputy becomes a prime minister, from from 51 to 53 heroes. Then the CIA organised a coup d'etat. They call it operation Ajax, a coup d'etat in this kurita they sent in operatives of the CIA, of M Isaacs, and Mohammad mossadegh is arrested, is 42 hours till the end of his life. The Shah, when he was president was Prime Minister shy, he was out of the country. Now they brought him back, you're back in power, don't you worry, we standing behind you. the CIA's involvement in Iran led to a great degree of dissatisfaction of the Iranian people mojisola. They were communists within Iranian society. They were hula mercenaries in society. They

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were Western secular assimilated, there was a whole narrow spectrum of different kinds of people, but all of them by enlarge, except for the very, very extremely westernized ones were upset with the term with the manner in which the nationalization project of the subject was overturned. Because what happens now, Anglo Iranian oil has all the oil rights back once again, and the shell was bought in the Shah becomes an extremely hated figure. He becomes a hated figure because of what he had done Iranian oil for uranium. And now where is it

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1963. The show starts a new program, he calls it the white revolution, in which he takes his father's westernization modernization project further, women's rights, change of laws, clothing, and all those other things together with it. But one Arlen decides to open his mouth about it, and that are him. Now. He's a 16 year old person called waffleh. Khomeini no longer 40 years old. He's 60 years old. And sketching this against the backdrop of what's happening in Iran. You can understand what the dissatisfaction that not just Khomeini have the entire Iranian society has, does it stem from Shiism? It stems from events as the unfolding was dying. So Khomeini sets in

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in equals all the senior Obama together, and he delivers a lecture, he delivers a lecture in which he calls upon the government to stop these reforms. And he draws a parallel between home Mohammed Reza Pahlavi and Yazidi when he's as bad as he as he was. Now this resonates well with the Shia. They understand exactly what you're talking about. When you say this man is a a Z, because every year the year the story is about yazeed on the 10th of Muharram. This pendemonium in Iran, absolute pandemonium, the Shah comes to himself on that day. The next day, after Khomeini delivers his lecture. He comes in with a battalion of soldiers. And what does he do? He condemns allamani

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attacks, Solomon calls them leeches who live off the blood of the people because nobody sees the homes remember? So he attacks them the weakest spot. Khomeini doesn't keep quiet. What does he do? Not very long thereafter, in the middle of South Asia, he does another lecture of a similar kind. What happens? What happens he gets locked up. He gets put into

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he gets put into house arrest.

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After a while he is released, but while he was in house, there is there were riots in Iran. riots in the city of Tehran. 400 people died. He alone is boiling. Ilan is getting ready for something great is going to happen. Not very long thereafter. This was in 1963 1964.

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new legislation gets passed this new legislation says that if any American soldier does anything wrong in this country here, he won't be tried by the local courts. He'll be fired by American courts. They read and say this cannot be this is a slap in our face. This is trampling upon our dignity. They do something in our country, and we can't find him for it. We can't take them to court for it. Again, Khomeini opens his mouth. The printer the the president, the Prime Minister, time is a person who hasn't been sued. He called for who he brought his office. He asked him please turn down your criticism, shut your criticism or else Khomeini refuses? What does he do? He slaps

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Khomeini in the face. The prime minister of the country steps Khomeini in the face, many things is left. Two weeks later, the President is assassinated.

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The country's going further and further towards the brink of either revolution or civil war.

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So they decide something needs to be done. Khomeini is a troublemaker, so the exiled into Iraq, and he goes to Iraq and first to Turkey, the city of Turkey just for about a year. From there, they send him to Iraq, let him stay in Egypt and teach is an ultimatum teach in Iraq, certainly in Iraq now for the first time in the year. He was elected.

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I have a lot in the year 65. Five years later, sitting in MRP starts delivering lectures on the topic of politics in Islam, how is government supposed to be run? In the absence of a hidden Imam? What are the Lama supposed to do? Now for the first time he comes up with the idea that in the absence of the Imams, or alama, become the representatives of the Imam, they must take the reins of government among the states themselves. At this moment, he was purely theoretical. He's searching the teaching all of these things. Now, these things are a bit worrisome to me. And sometimes you think, Okay, this is a scholar, but this scholar has a history. He has he has a troublemaker, what

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do we do with him? So by 1978 1978, the Vice President of Iran, of Iraq, he is living in Iraq. Now, the Vice President of Iraq context is

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the Vice President of Iraq tells him Look, I think you'd rather leave Iraq, go somewhere else. That vice president would the next year become the president.

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And Khomeini, who the next year become the head of Iran. That was Saddam Hussein. He told him get out. Camila go somewhere else. So he took a tourist visa and he went to France. He stayed in France for about four months. And by that time, Iran was boiling over with Iran was boiling over there's something we need to understand about the sheer power of the Iranian people. The Iranian people have always been very devoted to Kings. They have to have the symbol this figurehead at the top. They had the kings in the days before Islam, Reza Shah, when he was crowned as King, one of these anti Islamic moves that he made was that he said we're using the word calendar, the eg calendar, we're

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not using the calendar any longer. I am the last long lines of Persian kings that we had that predates Islam by 1000 years, we started a new Canada, the old Persian calendar, the old soldier, Persian calendar, and say, We are now in the year 2500 and something. So they always had this idea of kings, and they had the idea of Descendants of King and bloodlines. See, there is a certain reverence for bloodlines.

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Once they find a, they can identify Well, with a figurehead, once that figure is there. Iran was boiling. Iran was boiling, but how many different elements are boiling within that pot? They are the communists, they are the majority in

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what shall we say, Neo socialist communist kind of Islamic organization. On the other hand, they are the llama, they are the traders. They are the intellectuals. They are the socialists, a whole lot of different people. Not a single one of them can offer a leader that everyone can

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except

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only the hula could offer that leader who was he borrows a lot from me. And everyone said there is a leader upon whom we know some law that we can take Why? Because Allah has traditionally had respect from the Iranian public and he's a descendent of the Imams and all of those other things in its place. So they invite us Khomeini come back, the shower is about to feed the country. You come back we need a leader. Khomeini flies in in the 1979 and that heralds the revolution. The revolution, however, is this melting pot in which all these various different elements have come together. The shine is gone. What's next? Everyone had there was one element only that they had in common. The

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shower was the bathroom, the shower, secret police, the Sava police torture people. The shower was against Islam, the shy solo to the west, the shock yield and a whole list of complaints. The Sharks sold out Iranian oil and the list goes on.

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So when everyone has the same agenda, of removing the shark, that's all well and good. But when the shark is gone, then what happens next? This is where everyone else was calculated, and Khomeini knew what he was doing. The moment he was in power.

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He put in place his theory which he had been crafting since 1965. In Najaf, what theory was that we learn

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when it means the authority to rule of whose authority the Judas disappears. In the absence of the Imam, the ultimate duty is not simply to give fatwa, darling, God is not somebody to leave the Salah, the ultimate duty is not simply to collect the homos, etc. The ultimate duty is to take over the reins of government. And then he set himself up because the next logical question is well, who is that? Are you going to be

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claiming everyone under is qualified? said Well, I know in power if you invited me so I'm the man. He radium government from that moment one like this. Right at the top. These are the four key. The only key is a jurisprudence. No one can question him. He is the representative of the Imam. The authority that he brings with him is the same as the authority of the Imam. under him they will be the government

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The President and the Middle East, which is a parliament, all of those structures are there. Those Neo democratic structures are there, but right at the top is a theocratic thing in place, and that is the place of the valley sucky. So what's happening now everyone else thought everyone else we gambled but we lost. We brought him in, we thought you'd be a unifying figure. Suddenly we find that he's not a unifying figure, what is either usurping figure. Now remember, the intellectuals, the technocrats, the bureaucrats, they say we know how to govern What does he know?

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So the problems are between them. The first ones he goes for are the Who? The communists, the communists, the to the party in Iran, they persecute them, the others if you start going for that time, now they were Sunni minority is fine the east and find that within Baluchistan and Kurdistan, those people have joined the revolution. They were given the assurances by Khomeini join us and you will have your eyes when they saw they were not being given their rights. They said, Why did we fight? Why did we face the bullets and the tanks of the shop? Why did we do all of this just to have a new Taiwan ruling us from Tehran now. So the tanks get sent into Kurdistan and Baluchistan once

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again. And the people are suffering. They haven't topper they haven't stopped covering up to the present day they continue suffering as a minority in Iran.

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So he goes for all his opponents, all these opponents gradually start going for them. In the meantime, the West

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is perturbed that what's happened we had the hostage crisis where the American Embassy was formed and they held them hostage. The West was appalled at what's happening. Look at this. We didn't know this was going to happen, because they hadn't been keeping track of Khomeini's thought, they thought this is just a scholar sitting in the middle of nowhere, twiddling his thumbs about books and so on. They didn't know that he was a scholar was an agenda. And there were people that were prepared to support him to this. So they arranged that is also in there from Iraq was to kick him out of the country. Saddam Hussein was attacking the iran iraq war started there. for eight years they fought

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the war. They thought they will do what they thought they will destroy it on, they did not destroy Iran, rather the galvanized the Iranians for the galvanized because the Iranians now gave martyrs of the martyrs of the martyrs in that particular war. The young children, young boys would march into battlefield to set off

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the landmines and they were so do that genda is yours, and then after the stormtroopers will come in, so these things happen, they don't kill a nation. They don't give a galvanize, they make that nation stronger. So instead of making them weaker, they miscalculated once again, the Iranians just gained more and more resolve and they went ahead with their particular projects. Khomeini comes into power when 1979 1991 the next leg in the development of his theory of realize wasapi now comes about

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originally it said the Imam is what power the man must rule in the place of the

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rule in the place of the Imam.

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He came about Iranian law is made like this, but how is law made Parliament makes a law. by them a law is made in this way. Parliament doesn't make the law Parliament suggests a law. Parliament suggests a law that law goes to a committee called a committee of experts machinists a cobra gun, in those who say, Cobra, they look at it they say this is either in line with our faith or not in line with our faith is not in line with our faith, we think about so there was a dispute about the minimum wage.

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Parliament made a law which says that workers must be paid especially we have something similar no domestic workers you can't pay beneath the way the law like the parliament made the law. The experts committee to say no, this is not in line with our faith. We can't have a minimum wage.

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So the rule is when that happens, parliament on one side, the experts on the other side, then they will take that law refer it to the man at the top that's commonly referred to him he does not agree with experts he agrees with what Parliament

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says he we got we can have a no like this committee of experts are not the true position of the world is

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the only fact he is not sure what is the most useful for the position of the world if it is such that if tomorrow he says stop praying and forgiving the kinds of things you have to do. So his power is not just the power of an ordinary party. All of you may have misunderstood. This is the real power of the Holy fucking. The very next day, the head of the multi Cobra gun,

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philosophical Pagani resigned in protest. Because why? What did he realize? He realized this is not just Xi effect now. Khomeini has taken things to a different level altogether. He's taking it to a level unprecedented in the history of theism. There's never been such a thing. Because what what was all along the theory all along? Allah was teaching us to make the Priya and Indira for 1000 years we made up the end and then em on boiled colonialism, oil, British American interference

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nationalization, the shower everything it calls the pot to boil and explode. And then suddenly we found ourselves with the new system called the National Party. We didn't recognize it doesn't exist in our legacy. But then we accepted it because it was good for your honor at the time. Now, we suddenly realized that no, we did not know what we got ourselves into. This is not just a puppy sitting right over here. This is a person making and breaking a rule of law as if he was because he is law use Aloo, Amaya fall, you can ask him. What does he do? He's not responsible to you. He can suspend the entire parliament, just by a flick of a pin. He can make law and break law just by

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snapping his fingers. This is what this is all about. This is what we like is this is what the political system of Iran is all about. Therefore, many alumni in Iran had problems with it. One of the main ones that had the problem was he was Khomeini's own anointed successor,

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a man who had been working in the years of exile in Iraq. Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montalbini. He was Khomeini's anointed successor. He was the man who would have taken over for many days, but here was a man of conscience. He was a man of conscience in your own Khomeini letter. Khomeini was like his father. He's a student. tomini is the teacher. Khomeini is now already way in his 80s he was about 86 when he died in his 80s and his student 1000. He realizes what we spoke about once upon a time and what's happening now is not the same. This is not what we fought for the sort of we struggled for. So WrestleMania late and he says, you know, back in the Shahs days, the SAVAK was the Iranian

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Secret Service, the Iranian secret police there, the jails were bad. The jails of the SAVAK were bad. Your jails are even worse than all the visitors that have been tortured in your jails, the amount of innocent people that have been killed in Iran. This is not what we fought for. Khomeini wrote to him and says, You don't know what we learn something is all about You are dismissed from your position. From that time he was kept in house arrest. He died a few weeks ago while we were sitting and having a lecture. Yeah, he decided not too long ago, right now, that discontent, again, Khomeini's idea we like to see is boiling in Iran at this very present moment. Between who, not

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between liberals, or non koulamallah between all over themselves, they all are on this side. And all on that side, things are still changing.

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To come back to what I was speaking about before. The idea was everyone thought at this time, you know, who is there that would give leadership to the Muslim world? Who is there look at the Arab states, you find very little to write home about when you look at the leaders in the Arab world. When you look at them, you'll find pusillanimous rulers without spines, spineless rulers who cannot stand up, forget standing up to the west, they tend to the west. When you look at them, you say, well, not much to be proud of. You look at Iran. And then you see this resolute country that study against the West. It goes ahead with his nuclear program no matter what. And it is attractive.

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Because it It shows it projects an image of what a Muslim should be stand up against the West. My submission here tonight is that that is the result of circumstances that says nothing about what she is and is all about. She has been teaching the PA and in, don't get involved in politics. What's happening in Iran right now. They want to get rid of the system of electoral hockey.

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themselves want to get rid of it, because they see what has led them to Iran is a country in turmoil once again, it's taken seven years to get there. But it's a double once again, anyone who's going to make up his mind of what is correct appeaser. Anyone who's going to decide what is correct RP that's based upon Iran, Iran today and his political position in the world is being very, very short sighted and myopic. Akita doesn't depend upon who is the right. You know, who is the government that stands up to whoever the West is our enemy. Today, the West is pitted against us because of colonialism, everything that happened thereafter. But if we should, if we should judge the truth,

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and correctness and veracity of a system of Akita just based upon who is giving resistance, then in Salahuddin Stein, who would have been the right solution would have been wiser because a lot of deep seated

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the Crusaders, and then today, would today the happy on the size of the hack is not like that half doesn't follow who stands up against so Hobbes decided in a completely different way. Allahu taala will use those of his servants in a particular time for whatever purposes he wishes to that is not to be taken as a sign of how what does the law say about later

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bots Nottingham Reba, Lana, Oliva Allahu la Houma now who was upon happen that time in the time of any Islamic

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In a time when he saw you who was open, but he saw he had the heart of zombie, zombie among them, they had the audacity man before they there was no Moosa and they had more ambia than anyone else. So in terms of Scripture, in terms of what is real hot, they are happy in their hand, whether they were following it or not, that's a different matter. But when Allah says twice,

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but he's fine, he will make facades in twice they will create good great mischief in the in the land. And when the first of those occasions come about, they booked on us of Nebuchadnezzar of the Assyrians, the Babylonians I'm sorry, he will come down upon by some of these in the story bafna de la come

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our fully but century there are slaves of all that doesn't mean they work on hoc. They were given victory. That doesn't mean that they were up on top when the Crusaders to battle Nazis and held it for almost 100 years, 90 years. Does that mean Christianity was right Islam was wrong, when colonialism came about and practically ruled the Muslim world for three 400 years. Rule from way once upon a time

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means that when

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lamb walked into Jerusalem, when LMB

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when General lamb walked into Damascus, and woke up to the grave of Salahuddin and told him that today the Crusades have ended on Salahuddin. Does that mean that Islam was not on the hook any longer. So political victory does not mean Huck. Huck is as happy which came with Mohammed Salah lavon, he was a lump, which was passed along through the habit of urine generation after generation of Muslims, whether we were in the ascendancy, or whether we will develop them, making up one's mind as to what is happening, what is bothering simply on the basis of, you know, who is politically Ascendant and who projects the right image about Islam, that is immature, that is short sighted,

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that is myopic. That's the kind of thought that will lead you into the kind of battle that some of our youth, unfortunately are falling into what will happen if 10 years 20 years or 100 years from now, that is no longer the case. What if another Muslim country then becomes the one that stands up for Muslims worldwide? What will then happen? Will those ones change their

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their opinion once again, no once upon bothin, Allah it who ever wants to,

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and if a lot less reason for someone to go off hedaya then these reasons are created for them and they go on account of that. However, the point of our lesson tonight is that half is not to be decided in terms of politics. Politics is sometimes this way, sometimes that way. When I was OPM was asked by heraclius, Caracas went to,

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to Sham sorry about Sofia went to Sham on faith. And then he met the Roman King there because the Roman King had just received a letter from Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam inviting the Islam as limiter slums, innovative Africa, if malaria seen he has received a letter from pasado La la la sala de nos. So he said he is anyone here from those lands and see this is a caravan they call them and say who is the spokesperson Abu Sufyan is a spokesperson for you ask him ke philharmoniker How is warfare between the two of you you as opponents is a horrible banana sigil Yana Lumina one and aluminum one day we win and one day they will they want another we want it.

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So if he was to be decided by who wins and who loses the battle, we were the winners in offer. They were the winners. Not to be decided by that happens that happens you have to answer for lavalla one day hopefully that happens in the Quran and the Sunnah, which form in the Quran and the Sunnah, not twisted Nocturne, not taken out of context. But as you stand the inauthentic persona and in the Quran, which was preserved by the Sahaba of the low angle by Abu Bakar, Omar and Hoffman by Xena savage and the other Sahaba preserve us thereafter by the savvy in the image up to our own from guru Rosa phoron sitting in exile in that island called Robben Island and you know, two three copies of

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the Quran from memory This is how we preserve whether we are ruling or whether we are in exile. What is preserved in this way that is applies for our King Davina, and it allowed me to follow Salaam, Allah, Mohammed barrios

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organizations and what they are doing and allegations about how things are going but I think people need to be mature about this people need to know

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who to entrust with your funds and what they are doing with it. If it is true, that there are people who are abusing the institution of the cansada, for the purposes of proselytization and converting people to them, and then that should number one that should be made clear. Secondly, the public should be made aware of and thereafter, once the public has been made aware and warned against it, then it's each man for himself. He makes his own decision. If anyone thereafter decides that he wants to give his money there. Well, he needs to live with a decision and all the consequences of it. If something goes wrong in the society afterwards, of the kind of things which were

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ominously predicted here, he is part of the problem he has, he has contributed towards it. We don't have executive power enforcement power whereby you can say, you know, I told you not to give an inordinately and you have to abide, or else we have, we don't have, we can say don't do it. So else part of it.

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I think beggar is more schools in the past, we don't know much about how to enforce. Therefore, the most that we can say is at the level of the person's conscience, he must be made aware of the fact that what you are doing, you can do it to other organizations equally well. And it is true that the government is cooperating with organizations without knowing what they are doing. And then it should be brought to the notice as well. And thereafter, their decision must be taken by them, they must hold responsibility for it, they must take responsibility for it. That's, that's the most that we can do. clarified, warn against it, sketch the future, give a picture of what will happen if it

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doesn't, doesn't come about. And then if each man to make his own conscience based decision, that's as much as I can see into it. There might be others who can see sides which which I cannot produce better solutions that will I can think I'm thinking on on my feet as I'm sitting here. I don't think it's the ultimate solution. They might be better solutions. That's as much as I'm prepared to say about it for now.

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In this system,

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anybody else?

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They decide.

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Not nobody want Christians.

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Christians.

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I feel

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this

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video

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as a suggestion, excellent. I think though, that people actually have a much better position to comment upon them. And when I am, so that this particular this can speak from here, when it comes to activism, as fuel that can be shattered upon Monica lofi