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Fatwa by Lahore's #Deobandi seminary Jamia Ashrafia: In an Islamic state, non-Muslims are allowed to maintain and renovate their existing places of worship but they are not allowed to build new ones. ImageImage
That's the traditional position of 4 #Sunni schools (#Hanafi, #Shafii, #Maliki, #Hanbali) and Twelver Shias: non-Muslim citizens of an Islamic state can maintain and renovate their existing places of worship but not build news ones.
#Salafi cleric Allama Hisham Elahi Zaheer: #Barelvi, #Deobandi, #Salafi and all Muslim schools agree that non-Muslims can't build news places of worship in an Islamic state. Pakistan govt has cancelled Hajj subsidy but spends public money on a Hindu temple in Islamabad.
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I often see hardcore #Sunni accounts condemning the #Shia, for the latter "denigrate the #sahaba," the Prophet's companions.

They can't realize that this is because the Shia have a different version of the history of early Islam.

And the Sunni history is just another version.
Personally, I would not condemn any of the early figures in Islam - but I would not sacralize them either.

#Ali and #Aisha went to war over power. The all glorious sahaba killed each other for power. Obviously this was a very human history, whose full truth we may never know.
Whether you are #Sunni or #Shii, the immediate post-Prophetic Islam isn't too rosy.

It includes coercive wars (on "ridda"), nepotism, tribalism, assassination, and lots of intra-Muslim bloodshed.

So, to say that Islam brought a "perfect political system" isn't convincing.
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Selecting Adnan al-Zurfi as a Prime Minister of #Iraq is the best way to trigger a civil war in the country. This is an American choice the majority #Shia will reject. If the Sunni and the Kurds support his selection at the Parliament, the #US would have succeeded in a civil war
Adnan al-Zurfi failed as a Governor of #Najaf & is the one accused of burning the Iranian consulates in Najaf & Karbalaa during the last unrest in the country.

If the #US believes it will halt its withdrawal from Iraq with al-Zurfi, it is a wrong plan

A potential civil war in #Iraq will drag the #US in it no doubt. The war would be open between the Iraqi resistance and the US forces because at least 60% of the security forces are made of all groups and organisations unloyal to the #US.
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MAR 8 #CoronaVirusUpdates will begin using #CV19MD THREAD 1: New #UptotheMinute MAP SITE link below US AT 463 cases as of 8:07 AM #GrandPrincess to Dock MON at #PortOfOakland. W Oassengers still Quarantined
#SantaClara #CA cases were from #India.
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MAR 8 #COVID19 MD THREAD 2: This is US (Can) RealTime site tinyurl.com/s5p7vl9 last update 8:07 shows 463 TOTAL WaPo MAPPING w LIST of 34 states w cases NOTE Does Not Show 66 #DiamondPrincess (Japan) cases.
MAR 8 #COVID19 MD THREAD 3: THIS is current ARCGIS MAP .. #Italy nears 6.000 and #France #Germany 1,000. #Spain 600 #UK #Switz #Neth near 300 #Sweden 200, #Canada 60 #Lebanon 28, #Russia 15 #Mexico 15 .. eg still spreading
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Chaos inside #Iraqi Parliament.
#Iraqi Prime Minister attends the extraordinary Parliament session.
Pro #Iranian MPs chanting ”#Baghdad is free, #US should go out”.
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Another “Synthetically Produced & Directed” Operation by the West To Reinforce #Sunni-#Shia Divide. #Iraq #Iran - - - ”Iraqi protesters attack Iran’s consulate, 4 killed & over a dozen injured as police try to stop mayhem” rt.com/news/472552-ir… #
The sectarian divide has long been the tool of Imperial conquests. Whether #Kurds vs #Turks or #Shia vs #Sunnis or ... They’ll Rule #MiddleEast as long as they keep the Divide & Clashes Alive. #Iraq #Iran #Sunnis #Shia #Turkey #Kurds #MuslimBrotherhood
The coverage remains light & sketchy. #Iraq #Iran #Shia #Sunni - - - “Iraq protests: #Baghdad blocked as unrest escalates, five more killed” indianexpress.com/photos/world-n…
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Day 40 of the hearing in the #Ayodhyacase begins with the #CJI making it clear that arguments will close at 5 pm today. "Enough is enough," says Justice Gogoi.

#AyodhyaCase
#BabriMasjid
#RamMandir
Sr adv CS Vaidyanathan resumes his arguments, saying the #Muslim side hasn't given any evidence on exclusive possession or title.

#AyodhyaCase
#RamMandir
#BabriMasjid
Vaidyanathan argues there could be some evidence that the #Muslim side offered Friday prayers at the disputed site between 1857 & 1934. "But there is absolutely no evidence that they offered any prayer after that. On the other hand, #Hindus continued to worship".

#AyodhyaCase
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In analysing the history of #Afghanistan, scholars and historians often assessed the independence and autonomy of a given region based on their ability to resist an imposition of tax. Paying levies was therefore the way power-relations and supremacy was understood. 5/N.K.
In this sense, the #Hazarajat as a whole was what scholars often deemed as a “semi-independent” region. By 1891, aside from #Uruzgan, every other region (14 districts) of the #Hazarajat paid taxes to Abdur Rahman Khan. 6/N.K.
Most regions throughout the #Hazarajat were headed by ‘mirs’ or ‘khans’ and a system of feudalism operated throughout this sphere. 7/N.K.
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For years till now, the Americans have not realized the extent of the mistakes they have repeatedly made with regard to the tribes file particularly in #DeirEzzor.
Since the #SDF started their battles against Daesh in #DeirEzzor, they have begun forming a lobby of tribal figures in Deir Ezzor to be under their wing, but unfortunately these tribal figures,
who appear every time with the personalities visiting the region are only for filming and photography and has no real influence in the sense of the tribe or the clan,
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Local authorities in #Pakistan are not doing a good job protecting #Pakistani #Hazara population in #Quetta #Balochistan but the complex geopolitics involved in this story are terrifying. /1
@AQpk
#QuettaBlast
#QuettaAttack
#ShiaGenocide
#PakistanGenocide
There is a compelling case for categorizing attacks on #Hazara as acts of terrorism & war, not only sectarianism. #Pakistani Hazara & the State are embroiled in a complex situation that demands recognition & full disclosure. /2
@AQpk
#QuettaBlast
#ShiaGenocide
#PakistanGenocide
#Pakistan law enforcement has eliminated key anti-#Shia extremist #Sunni militants in #Balochistan+#Punjab since 2015, & worked with #US & #Afghanistan to close #LeJ/#TTP/#BLA terror camps (involved in sectarian killings as part of a wider anti-Pak war)./3
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(1) I do not know what to think of the #Obama Iran scandal.

It simply does not make sense. Obama is a Sunni apologist and a supporter of the #MB which is a #Sunni Islamist movement.

Shi'a ideologues in Iran politically and religiously oppose Sunni ideologies.
(2) Obama's alleged father in Kenya and his family (purportedly from the Luo ethnic group - despite that he looks like a Somali) were/are adherents of Sunni Islam.

The majority of Obama's Muslim backers in the US and abroad - are Sunni, not Shi'a. And for those of you who ....
(3) are not familiar with Islam, the ideologues of the two different belief systems have polarized/juxtaposed positions in most all cases. They also have an inherent religious loyalty or "backbone" which is inflexible.

Consideration of the other "avenue of belief" is ....
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in #Iraq, for the first time since 2003, the #Shia #Sunni #Kurds and #Turkmen were all divided this time prior to the selection of the Speaker, the President and the Prime Minister.
#USA pushed for its own candidate/coalition (Moqtada-Abadi).

#Iran pushed for the unity of all coalitions, Shia, Sunni and Kurds, in an attempted to unite all & produce leaders accepted by all. Iran also worked to bring down the US candidate/coalition.

The world (including Iraq) didn't realise that "no larger coalition has been nominated".

The reason is simple: Iran wanted to save the face and honor of Moqtada, he who joined a lost coalition, so #Iran Soleimani cam "bring him back" to where he belongs

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#BreakingNews: #Iraq

In the next hour, the largest coalition, even if below 165, may be formed and will be resgistered tomorrow at the parliament. It all depend on one party (40 to 42) expected rto join Dawlat al-QWanoon and al-Fath (so far they have gathred 110).
#Iraq
I'll explain: #Kurds are not going to join any coalition tomorrow, waiting for the biggest coalition to register its name. Kurds have requests that won't be met this night. So their voices and seats won't be included.+

a Coalition of #Shia #Sunni will come together to form 150-152 MPs tomorrow (if Sunni sign this evening 40-42 MPs) and will be eligible to choose a Prime Minister.

Once this coalition is registered, Kurds will join in.

If this happen #USA will lose.

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#Burkas are like wearing a crusifix&should b defended,said Scots leader liberal+lesbian,irresponsibly ignoring that a crusifix is a symbol of #Christianity,which holds t western civilisation,while #nijab is a symbol of oppression enforced recently in #Islam by the #Saudi #Wahhabi
#Liberals accusing #Iranian govt of"oppressing women" who must wear a lose scarf,but do not protest against the #Saudi #Wahhabi reactionary dogma,while it's creeping as political #Islam to combat western #civilisation at the end.If it's sounds like fiction,think Saudi investments
Serious problem wth "western civilisation"mental health.Giving up easily to full veil wearing wthout asking what the cover symbolises,wthout questioning why it came from archaic #Saudi #Wahhabi #Sharia #Regime by force,is👉rejection of progressive western values.Period
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#Iraq: Unofficial election results show big loss for SOL of former PM Maliki. Also lost big time is al-Hikma of S. Ammar al-Hakim. Sadr Movement’s alliance strategy succeeded in adding more gains to those guaranteed by traditional loyalty. (1)
PM Abadi is a close winner, thanks to incumbency factor, use of gov. resources, & alliance wiyh big fish. But still, nowhere near how Maliki performed with same advantages in 2014. PM Abadi will need to make very painful compromises to secure 2nd term. (2)
The Fath (PMFs) coalition performed as expected. Popularity acquired by fighting against ISIS paid off very handsomely. Along with the Sadr Movement, they will have a special seat at the negotiation table. (3)
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