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by Mansoureh Tajik for the Saker Blog Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim, “In the Name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. In Part I (See here) of the topic, the Islamic Republic of Iran was referenced as a contemporary example that has explicitly admitted and earnestly strived to incorporate God’s Wilayat (Protecting Guardianship) and His Words within the framework of Shi’a Islam into its system of governance and to firmly guard
by Mansoureh Tajik for the Saker Blog “In the Name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. In Part I of this topic (See here), the inception of the Islamic Republic of Iran under the leadership of Imam Khomeini was referenced as a specific example of a system in governance based on Imamat and Wilayat as interpreted, implemented, and practiced in Shi’a Islam. Iran was a nation pegged
by Mansoureh Tajik for the Saker Blog Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim, “In the Name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. Who is qualified to be in the position of governing and based on what rules are two of the most essential questions with which human societies continue to wrestle. We are currently witnessing at the global stage how the fate and wellbeing of nations are tightly linked to the quality of,
by Mansoureh Tajik for the Saker Blog The scale and complexity of plots against masses of ordinary people, select prominent individuals, and nations have grown so vast that existing words and expressions fail to adequately define and explain them. The word “conspiracy” is bandied about quite a lot, to the point that it feels inadequate, to frame some major and critical events by distinctly different groups of people with diverse
by Mansoureh Tajik for the Saker Blog Three precious decades were squandered by a handful of people bound together by a school of thought that has greed, selfishness, and arrogance as its pillars. They built systems that were founded on injustice, sustained by greed, adorned by arrogance, and re-fashioned and revised constantly by ever new versions of deceit. They chose unjust ways to acquire offensive means to do some very
Note by the Saker: I did post this excellent article by Mansoureh Tajik because it presented a view rarely seen in the West: a view from Iran and a view from a deeply religious person. Yes, that is somewhat of a departure from my rule about not discussing medical aspects of the pandemic, but in this case, it was worth it, at least in my opinion. HOWEVER I ask you
by Mansoureh Tajik for The Saker Blog In an essay published on the Saker blog at the beginning of March, I wrote with a restrained skepticism about the novel coronavirus, the narratives surrounding the severity of its adverse health impacts compared to its cousins causing other influenza epidemics, and its reported mortality rates both in Iran and elsewhere. Now, towards the end of March some three weeks, five continents, one
Mansoureh Tajik for The Saker Blog Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim, “In the Name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.” This essay may be billed as a companion to, or a rebuttal of, or a commentary on Pepe Escobar’s article titled, “The Roots of American Demonization of Shia Islam” posted here. I am uncertain about a suitable label. Perhaps the readers could formulate a mental tag & file as they deem appropriate.
by Mansoureh Tajik for The Saker Blog The Saker kindly asked for ‘on the ground’ perspective of how the God-fearing Iranian people are reacting and what this murder will mean for the region.” By all means, it is a fair and fitting request. I would make this a very condensed response. A longer analysis will be done at a later date, God Willing. Let us first be accurate and precise
By Mansoureh Tajik – Translation of the full message by the Leader, Ayatullah Khamenei, regarding the martyrdom of Shahid Sardar Qasem Suleimani and his companions, on January 3, 2020. Original in Farsi from: http://farsi.khamenei.ir/ “In the Name of God the Most Graceful and the Most Merciful, Dear Iranian Nation! The great and honorable commander of Islam became heavenly. Last night, the pure spirits of martyrs collectively embraced the purified soul
Mansoureh Tajik for The Saker Blog Humans are endowed with faculties for reason that enables them to learn through their own failures and successes, through others’ failures and successes; to learn the hard way and to learn the easy way; to learn in abstract and to learn by examples. How and what they learn are both important but what they do afterwards arbitrates their path to perdition or to liberation.
by Mansoureh Tadjik for The Saker Blog Specific target audience for this essay are those who believe themselves to be believers in God. This focused aiming is not meant to be rudely dismissive of the otherwise as readers. It does mean to exclude the latter, however, based on a rational, reasoned, and realistic sieving so that it could precisely target the former with a candid censure. In the interest of
by Mansoureh Tadjik for the Saker Blog We have many well-known and universal concepts that, over times, places, and people, have gone through expansions and contractions in meaning and connotation. One such concept is that of beauty. To return this concept to a level of transparency it requires and afford it a deeper understanding, we must first launder it clear of all that which is not. What is meant here
by Mansoureh Tajik for The Saker Blog By way of introduction, I would like to borrow words from The Saker that explain, rather concisely, the “why” of the essay you see before you: “The AngloZionists have embarked on a program of demonization of everything Muslim and we have to resist that as best we can. Even just showing the immense diversity of the Islamic world would be most useful.” At
“Global Coalition of the Willing,” Ordinary Iranians’ Style: Resistance multiplied by Ethics plus Justice minus Oppression divided by Aggression by Mansoureh Tajik for The Saker Blog For a brief moment in human history, or what feels like only a fraction of a second now, the United States of America experienced a mirage of a position, dubbed a “superpower,” self-appointed1. Those who lacked ethical and moral imagination went along with that