first off, “SWT” is the honorific “Subhanahu wa ta’ala”, meaning “The Most Glorified, The Most High” - it is strictly reserved for Allah. You are getting “SWT” mistaken for “SAW”, which his the honorific used for Muhammad - meaning “Sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam”, often anglicised as PBUH or Peace Be Upon Him.
The Alawite believe in a divine duology whereby God reveals himself in two different aspects, the Ma’na, or physical manifestation of God, and the Ba’b, the veiler of the true essence of God (these are the ones considered to be the Prophet of their time by not only Muslims but other Abrahamics). For example, Alawites consider Jesus AS to be the veiler of God, the “miracle worker” who distracts people from the divine person ABOVE him - which in this case is considered to be Peter. In turn, Muhammad SAW is considered to be the veiler of Ali’ RA, the one who Alawites think was the true manifestation of God, just hidden by Muhammad SAW. Obviously such a belief is blatantly against the core Islamic doctrine of Tawheed, or the oneness of God - he does not reveal himself in multiple parts, nor manifests himself on Earth. This is not even mentioning the Alawite Shahada which states “There is no God but Ali’”.
Scholar Ibn Taymiyyah (I dont agree which all his teachings however he was correct on this point) summised the point in a Fatwa upon being asked what the Islamic stance on Alawites should be : “For they present themselves in front of ignorant Muslims as supporters and advocates of Ahl ul Bayt, while in reality they do not believe in Allah, or the Messenger, or the Book, or [Allah’s] orders, or prohibitions, or reward, or punishment, or Paradise, or Fire, or in one of the Messengers before Muhammad, sallallahu
alaihi wa sallam, or in a religion from among previous religions. Rather, they take the words of Allah and His Messenger, known to the scholars of Muslims, and they interpret them based on their fabrications, claiming that their interpretations are “hidden knowledge (“ilm ul-baatin”), such as what the questioner mentioned and more. They have no limit in their unbelief with regards to Allah’s Names, His verses, and their distortion of the Speech of Allah, the Most High, and His Messenger from their proper places [usages]. Their aim is repudiation of Islamic Beliefs and Laws in every possible way, trying to make it appear that these matters have realities that they know, like those mentioned by the questioner and others, such as that “five prayers” means knowledge of their secrets, “obligatory fast” hiding of their secrets, and “pilgrimage to Bayt al-
Atiq” visit to their shaikhs, and that the two hands of Abu Lahab represent Abu Bakr and Umar, and that “the great news and the manifest imam” (an naba’ul adheem wal imaamul mubin) is `Ali ibn Abi Talib.”
almost every Islamic scholar whether Sunni or Shia agrees that in a doctrinal sense Alawism is Kufr given the fact they hold Ali RA higher than Muhammad SAW, it’s not like a Sunni//Shia split it’s the fundamentals of our religion (believing that Muhammad is Allah SWT’s final messenger), same reason why Ahmadiyyah aren’t considered Muslim by wider Muslim scholarship
I literally agree w you, as a Muslim I think every woman should wear hijab but they shouldn’t do it out of fear of the law they should do it because Allah SWT tells them to : Iran is superimposing their own legal guidance over personal relationship to the Qu’ran.
that being said I still support them lol I’m not so petty to let little things like that cloud my judgement on whether or not Iran is a net positive on world politics
“forcibly veiling women” is a very reductive way to look at the very nuanced complicated issue of hijab but sure
edit: you can’t be ambivalent on a country, a country is either in the anti-imperialist camp or it isn’t, it either supports a multipolar world or it doesn’t. To write Iran off because it’s not Socialist is to deny the material impacts of it’s existence have on the creation of multipolarity and the downfall of the West
Yes lol. regime change in Iran dooms Palestine and cuts off all funding from one of the only 2 useful anti Zionist groups (Hezbollah). It’s not a worker’s state but Khomeinism is a hell of a lot better than whatever the fuck the West has in store for them with this shitty colour revolution they’re pushing
i think China are perfect on this front. They condemn both the ultra-left who uphold Mao but denigrate Deng and the ultra right who denounce Mao and only uphold Deng. China recognises that the cultural revolution was an abhorrent mistake whilst also praising Mao as the hero of the nation who delivered them from chaos and allowed Deng to bring them into modernity. Mao was a great leader, but not infallible : the same goes for all socialist heroes.
an Islamic State or a Caliphate does not mean every citizen is a Muslim - it just means that the state is governed by Quranic ideals. A basic tenet of Islam is believing the Quran to be perfect so why as a Muslim would I not want to be involved in the running of a country?
Jews and Christian’s were treated much better under the Muslim caliphates than they ever were in Europe - where Spaniards violently expelled Andalusian Muslims after the Reconquista, Caliphate’s housed sizeable religious communities who were treated on equal status as Muslims outside of a small Jizya tax (which would be foregone if the Jizya collector deemed that a tax collection would put unnecessary strain on a minority family, such as a single mother looking after her children or a sick man unable to work and provide).
There is so much more to Caliphate than “Muslims rule everyone else” - it’s living life in accordance to the Sunnah of the Prophet SAW and striving for social justice and unity as emphasised in Qu’ran so many times. What other Abrahamic religion specifically condemns slavery (24:33), makes taking care of the poor a religious obligation which if not performed takes one out the fold of the religion (Zakat).
I’m not opposed to Secularism because I believe Islam is inherently superior, or because I want to rule over minorities, I’m opposed to Secularism because it is the obligation of the Muslim to live by the equality prescribed by the Prophet SAW - to separate the government of a Muslim nation from the teachings of Islam is like cutting a people at their jugular vein. There’s a reason why even the most “progressive” Muslim politicians of our time such as Imran Khan would never dare ask their people to separate themselves wholly form the Qu’ran in the political sphere
I obviously have no issue with working with the vast majority of Socialists who are Secularists, and of course it’s a rather inconsequential issue in the face of Imperialism - improving material conditions is all that matters at this rudimentary stage of multipolarity and liberation
my school gave free instrument lessons for every student so I picked Clarinet, played it for 4-5 years until I couldn’t fit it into my timetable anymore. Kind of wish I didn’t drop it tbh it’s a pretty cool fun fact to share about yourself
can play proficiently on Sax by proxy of it’s similarity to Clarinet too which is nice
the CSL is in the gutter right now, financially ruined after spending ludicrous amounts of money on guys like Oscar, Tevez, Bakambu, Hamsik etc to try raise the profile of the league and still nobody watches. People underestimate how hard it is to break European and South American dominance of this sport - it’s going to be 20 years before people even begin to take the MLS in the US seriously regardless of it’s quality.
Qatar had a goal of recruiting overseas players and investing huge amounts into their football program (it was effectively country over club for like 5 years for guys like Afif) and even then they got utterly embarrassed by Ecuador a couple days ago.
The closest we ever got to an Asian socialist country winning the WC was North Korea 1966 when they choked a huge lead in the QF against Eusebio’s Portugal. The coach never taught his team how to defend and after going 2 or 3 up, they didn’t defend and just kept attacking, eventually losing 5-3 because Eusebio is one of the greatest players ever and figured them out lol
Because I don’t? I don’t understand what you’re getting at here it’s like you’re saying you have to wholeheartedly believe every single thing a person has ever endorsed if you want to praise a small section of their belief