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Breaking News: After 80 days under ISIS siege, Amerli is officially free! A joint operation between Iraqi security forces, Peshmerga, and allied Shi’a militias destroyed the ISIS siege preventing the massacre of innocent people. Great news to wake up to!
"The Mahdi is not a saviour whose birth is awaited or a prophecy whose fulfillment is sought; rather he is a present reality whose active involvement is awaited, and a particular individual living with his flesh and blood in our midst, whom we see and who sees us. With us he lives through our hopes and sufferings and participates in our joys and sorrows. He witnesses everything going on in the world stage, the sufferings of the tormented, the misery of the miserable, and the tyranny of the tyrants, and, from far and near, feels them all intensely, and, with his grief, awaits for the moment when he may extend his hand towards every victim of oppression, deprivation and distress, and crush the tyrants."
A Discussion Concerning the Mahdi, Martyr Baqir al-Sadr (ra)
"If you want to know the religion of a man, do not look at how much he prays and fasts, but rather, look at how he treats people."
Imam Jafar as-Sadiq (A.S.)
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"What makes Heroic? To face simultaneously one’s greatest suffering and one’s highest hope."
Friedrich Nietzsche, from The Gay Science (via violentwavesofemotion)
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