Middle East – New alliances, new wars and Role of Iran & KSA مشرق وسطی جنگ اور ایران- سعودی کردار

Tehran is in a position to escalate reciprocal pressure on the members of this new alliance. Bahrain’s Sunni rulers are vulnerable to their Shia-majority opposition. If pushed further, Qatar could move closer to Iran and possibly disrupt the operation of US airbases there. Iran enjoys considerable influence in Afghanistan with the Shia Hazaras and Persian-speaking Tajiks and increasingly with the Afghan Taliban. It could, if it wished, severely destabilise the Kabul regime and exert military pressure on the US-Nato forces in Afghanistan. Israel could face missile and rocket attacks from Hezbollah in Lebanon and Shia militias now present in Syria.

Iran holds key to the Middle East Peace and unity of Muslims…. [keep reading …..]

The heavy reliance on military force and coercion, especially by the US and some of its allies, is intensifying the conflicts in the Middle East, Afghanistan and elsewhere. It has created the danger of war in South Asia and on the Korean peninsula. It is time for the voices of reason and responsibility — in America, China, Russia, Europe and the Arab and Muslim world — to caution against militarism and demand strict adherence by all states, large and small, to the UN Charter’s central principle: the prohibition of the use or threat of use of force in international relations. Keep reading >>> https://www.dawn.com/news/1372880/new-alliances-new-wars

Munir Akram – A former Pakistan ambassador to the UN. Checkout More by Munir Akram, Source: https://www.dawn.com/authors/368/munir-akram

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Quran Rejects/Prohibits Sectarianism

إِنَّ الَّذِينَ فَرَّقُوا دِينَهُمْ وَكَانُوا شِيَعًا لَّسْتَ مِنْهُمْ فِي شَيْءٍ ۚ إِنَّمَا أَمْرُهُمْ إِلَى اللَّـهِ ثُمَّ يُنَبِّئُهُم بِمَا كَانُوا يَفْعَلُونَ ( ١٥٩ سورة الأنعام)

Have nothing to do with those who have split up their religion into sects. Their case rests with God; He will tell them about what they used to do. (Quran;6:159)

“جن لوگوں نے اپنے دین کو ٹکڑے ٹکڑے کر دیا اور گروہ گروہ بن گئے یقیناً ان سے تمہارا کچھ واسطہ نہیں، ان کا معاملہ تو اللہ کے سپرد ہے، وہی ان کو بتائے گا کہ انہوں نے کیا کچھ کیا ہے-

هُوَ سَمَّاكُمُ الْمُسْلِمِينَ مِن قَبْلُ وَفِي هَـٰذَا لِيَكُونَ الرَّسُولُ شَهِيدًا عَلَيْكُمْ وَتَكُونُوا شُهَدَاءَ عَلَى النَّاسِ ۚ  ( سورة الحج22:78)

In this, as in former scriptures He has given you the name of Muslims,(“those who have surrendered themselves to God”,) so that the Messenger may be a witness over you, and so that you may be witnesses over mankind.(Quran, 22:78)

 اللہ نے پہلے بھی تمہارا نام “مسلم” رکھا تھا اور اِس (قرآن) میں بھی (تمہارا یہی نام ہے) تاکہ رسول تم پر گواہ ہو اور تم لوگوں پر گواہ –
وَاعْتَصِمُواْ بِحَبْلِ اللّهِ جَمِيعًا وَلاَ تَفَرَّقُواْ
Hold fast to the cord of God and let nothing divide you. (Quran 3:!03)
’’اور تم سب مل کر اللہ کی رسی (قرآن) کو مضبوطی سے تھام لو اور تفرقہ مت ڈالو۔‘‘( آل عمران،3 :103)
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Wilayat-e-Faqih doctrine, a fifth column strategy, has propagated sectarianism in the Muslim world The Arab world came into th… Keep reading >>Wilayat-e-Faqih ولایت فقه (شیعہ عالمی خلافت ) کا ایرانی نظریہ

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Export of Iran's revolution enters 'new chapter': generalThe comments by Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, commander of the nation’s powerful Revolutionary Guards Corps, come amid concern among some of Shiite Iran’s neighbours about Tehran’s role. “The Islamic revolution is advancing with good speed, its example being the ever-increasing export of the revolution,” he said, according to the ISNA news agency. Keep reading >>>Export of Iran’s revolution enters ‘new chapter’: general

The ‘Shia Crescent’ and Middle East Geopolitics – Foreign Policy Blogs

Shia Crescent-Myth and Realities: “In 2004, King Abdullah of Jordan warned about the emergence of an ideological Shiite crescent from Beirut to the Persian Gulf. Ever since then, the debate on Iran’s intentions to create a Shiite crescent has been a significant topic of debate for the panels and conferences held on the region’s issues. Three presumptions center on Iran’s role and intentions. A Shiite crescent is seen by the Arab Sunni elites as an attempt by Iran firstly to engage the masses in the region; secondly, to build an ideological belt of sympathetic Shiite governments and political factions in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and the Persian Gulf region; and, thirdly, to expand its regional role and power. These explanations are inadequate and unrealistic; none of them are compatible with Iran’s real aims and strategies. In this article, I aim to analyze this issue from an Iranian perspective. Is Iran trying to engage the Arab Shiite masses? Is Iran attempting to expand its regional influence by building an ideological Shiite crescent? What are Iran’s aims in establishing friendly relations with the Shiite factions in the region? With the new political developments in post-invasion Iraq, one should not dispute that there is an ongoing conflict between the Shiites and the Sunnis in the region. Yet my argument is that this rivalry is a pure inter-Arab world power-sharing conflict rather than an ideological Iranian-Arab rivalry. To examine this idea, I argue firstly that, given Iran’s political dynamics and the existing cultural-societal and historical distinctions between the Persian….” >>> https://www.belfercenter.org/publication/iran-and-shiite-crescent-myths-and-realities

Iran–Saudi Arabia proxy conflict

The Iran–Saudi Arabia proxy conflict (sometimes referred to as the Iran–Saudi Arabia Cold War or the Middle East Cold War) is the ongoing struggle for influence in the Middle East and surrounding regions between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The two countries have provided varying degrees of support to opposing sides in nearby conflicts, including the civil wars in Syria, Yemen, and Iraq. The rivalry also extends to disputes in Bahrain, Lebanon, Qatar, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Nigeria, as well as broader competition in North Africa, parts of South Asia, and Central Asia. In what has been described as a cold war, the conflict is waged on multiple levels over geopolitical, economic and sectarian influence. American support for Saudi Arabia and its allies along with growing Russian support for Iran have drawn comparisons to the Cold War era, and the proxy conflict has been characterized as a front in what Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has referred to as the “New Cold War.” Keep reading >>>>>

Tehran Is Winning the War for Control of the Middle East – Foreign Policy

 war over the ruins has taken place in each country, with Riyadh and Tehran arrayed on opposing sides in all of them. So far, in every … Meanwhile, Sunni Arab efforts to assist the rebels, in which Saudi Arabia played a large role, ended largely in chaos and the rise of Salafi groups. In Iraq, the Islamic .. …>>>>>>

Why Saudis fighting in Yemen?

Saudi Arabia has drawn a lot of criticism lately for its leading role in the war against Houthi rebels in Yemen. Some deride the Kingdom, the richest Arab state, for taking action against the poorest. Others have claimed that the fight against the Houthis – a Zaidi Shia-led religious-political movement – is just one element in a broader war on the Shia that Saudi Arabia has supposedly been waging. These are simplistic claims, reflecting a fundamental misunderstanding about the Kingdom’s role in Yemen – and, indeed, in the entire Arab world.
Saudi Arabia is not out to get the Zaidis. In fact, it actively supported the Zaidi royal family in Yemen’s civil war in the 1960s. What the Kingdom has reacted to in Yemen is Iran’s cynical efforts to take advantage of Yemen’s internal conflict to build a military alliance with the Houthi rebels – an alliance with only one conceivable target: Saudi Arabia.
Yet when Saudi officials tried to warn the international community about Iran’s activities in Yemen, it was met with denial. Western commentators, in particular, have twisted themselves into knots to avoid recognizing any Iranian involvement in the conflict, even as evidence to the contrary has mounted. Keep reading >>>

Exporting Iranian revolution to ArabsAfter the  Iranian Revolution  the foreign policy of Iran changed dramatically. In many cases diplomatically inimical Arab nations.Ruhollah Khomeini, leader of the revolution and founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran and its first Supreme Leader declared that, “The concept of monarchy totally contradicts Islam.” Therefore, Arab leaders developed a hostile attitude towards the Islamic Republic of Iran. Khomeini’s idea of supporting the mustazafeen (those who are wronged or oppressed) as opposed to the mustakbareen (those who are arrogant) led to many problems with neighboring countries due to some Arab regimes being judged by Iranian jurists to be among the mustakbareen. Ayatollah Khomeini was open about his intention to export the revolution to other parts of the Muslim world. Thus, during the early 1980s, Iran was isolated regionally and internationally. This diplomatic and economic isolation intensified during the Iran–Iraq War in which almost all neighboring Arab states, except Syria, supported Iraq logistically and economically. According to some observers,Saddam Hussein fought on behalf of other Arab states that viewed Iran as a potential threat to their stability. … keep reading>>> Exporting Iranian revolution to Arabs

Iran has used the Syrian civil war to expand its influence over the Shi’ite communities in the broader Middle East and advance the clerical regime’s strategic and ideological goals. Iran’s support for the regime of Syrian dictator Bashar Al Assad is well-documented. But Smyth’s study goes in-depth on how Iran framed the conflict as a theological struggle from almost the very beginning, an effort aided through heavy doses of anti-American rhetoric and sectarian fear-mongering. At the same time, Iran mobilized a vast network of Iraqi and Lebanese militant groups, along with assorted other foreign elements to backstop the Assad regime and deepen Tehran’s regional clout. Keep reading >>>>>

Iran recruits Afghan and Pakistani Shiites to fight in Syria – The Nation

Iran recruits Pakistani Shias for combat in Syria – The Express Tribune

For years, websites linked to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard have posted articles eulogizing Shia fighters who die in Syria. But two men heralded last month for dying to defend a shrine near Damascus were different from most martyrs given such treatment in the past: they werePakistanis. The men … >>>>
Thousands of Shiites from Afghanistan and Pakistan are being recruited by Iran to fight with President Bashar al-Assad’s forces in Syria, lured by promises of housing, a monthly salary of up to $600 and the possibility of employment in Iran when they return, Daily mail reported om Saturday.
These fighters, who have received public praise from Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, even have their own brigades, but  counterterrorism officials in both countries worry about the mayhem they might cause when they return home to countries already wrestling with a major militant problem. >>>>>

Iran and state-sponsored terrorism: Since the Iranian Revolution in 1979, the government of Iran has been accused by members of the international community of funding, providing equipment, weapons, training and giving sanctuary to terrorists. The United States State Department describes Iran as an “active state sponsor of terrorism.” Former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice elaborated stating, “Iran has been the country that has been in many ways a kind of central banker for terrorism in important regions like Lebanon through Hezbollah in the Middle East, in the Palestinian Territories, and we have deep concerns about what Iran is doing in the south of Iraq.” Iranian sponsorship of terror is significant, but not dominant. According to the Global Terrorism Database, the majority of deaths, more than 94% attributed to Islamic terrorism since 2001, were perpetrated by Sunni jihadists of the Islamic State, al-Qaeda and others. Iran supports Shia militias and militant groups as well as some allied Sunni militan groups that engage in insurgencies or terrorist acts, including the Iraqi Shia in Iraq, Hezbollah in Lebanon, Islamic Jihad (PIJ), the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command (PFLP-GC), and, to a lesser extent, Hamas in Gaza and the Houthis in Yemen, among others.Keep reading >>>>

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/07/19/politics/state-country-terror-report/index.html  

Iranian support of Assad regime in Syria amounts to billions

ایران سے عرب ممالک میں ‘انقلاب کی برآمد’: تقریبا چار دہائیوں سے جاری اس انبار سازی کی اہمیت گزشتہ پانچ سالوں میں ایران کے لیے بہت نمایاں ہوگئی.. اس کی وجوہات میں عرب دنیا میں انقلابی لہر کا بیدار ہونا اور خطے کی پیش رفت میں حزب اللہ کا براہ راست داخل ہونا شامل ہیں۔ اس طرح حزب اللہ کا یمن، عراق، بحرین اور یہاں تک کہ مصر اور نائیجیریا میں… اور سب سے زیادہ خطرناک کردار شام میں نمایاں ہوگیا جو ایرانی دائرہ کار میں موجود قوتوں کی سرگرمیوں اور ان کے درمیان رابطے کے محور میں تبدیل ہوگیا… اور یہ ایرانی توسیع پسندی کے بڑے منصوبے کے سلسلے کی ایک اہم کڑی ہے۔ >>> ایران سے عرب ممالک میں ‘انقلاب کی برآمد’

ایران سنی اکثریتی ملک سے کٹر شیعہ ملک کیسے بنا؟

شاید بہت سے افراد کے لئے یہ بات تحیر خیز ہو کہ سنہ 651 عیسوی میں حضرت عثمانؓ کے دور میں ایران کی فتح مکمل ہونے سے لے کر سنہ 1510 تک تقریباً ساڑھے آٹھ سو سال تک ایران ایک سنی اکثریتی ملک تھا۔ شیعہ موجود تھے مگر ان کی تعداد کم تھی۔ اور پھر 1487 میں شاہ اسماعیل صفوی پیدا ہو گیا۔  >>>>>>

خلافت اور امامت کے نام پر فتنہ و فساد Terrorism for Khilafat or Imamat

گن پوانٹ پر انٹرنیشنل خلافت یا امامت: داعش، القاعدہ ، تکفیری طالبان ، بوکو حرام اور اس طرح کی تکفیری دہشت گرد تنظیموں کا مقصد مذہبی بنیاد پر سیاسی طاقت کا حصول ہے تاکہ عالمی حکومت (ان کے مطابق اسلامی خلافت) قائم کی جائے- ایرانی ‘ولایت فقہ’ کا بھی اسی طرح کا بین الاقوامی نظریہ ہے، وہ سنی  اصطلاح ‘خلافت’ کی بجایے شیعہ اصطلاحات (امامت ،ولایت فقہ وغیرہ) استعمال کرتے ہیں- (بہت سے عالمی شیعہ علماء ایرانی نقطہ نظر سے متفق نہیں)- اگر ایرانی ولایت فقیہ ایران تک محدود رہے توکسی کو اعتراض نہیں ہو سکتا، کہ یہ ایران کا اندرونی معاملہ ہے مگر جب اس نظریہ کو دوسرے ممالک تک پھیلا دیا جائے تو پھرفکری اور عملی طور پرایرانی اورداعش جیسی دشت گرد تنظیموں میں تفریق مشکل ہو جاتی ہے ، کیونکہ ان کے مقاصد ایک طرح کے ہو جاتے ہیں جس میں طاقت اسلام کے نام پر حاصل کی جاتی ہے- عراق ، شام کی مثال سامنے ہےجہاں داعش اپنے طور پر اور ایران روس سے مل کر جہاں داعش سے لڑ رہا ہے وہاں روس اور ایران ، شام کے ظالم ڈکٹیٹر بشارت الاسد کی علوی شیعہ اقلیتی حکومت کو بچانے کے لیے سنی اکثریت معصوم عوام پر ظلم اور قتل و غارت گری میں مشغول ہیں- >>>>>>>>
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علم اور افہام و تفہیم کے لئے ایک غیر منافع بخش ای فورم ہے. علم،انسانیت، مذہب، سائنس، سماج، ثقافت، اخلاقیات اورروحانیت امن کے لئے.اس فورم کو آفتاب خان،  آزاد محقق اور مصنف نے منظم کیا ہے. تحقیقی کام بلاگز، ویب سائٹ، سوشل میڈیا، میگزین، ویڈیو چننل اور برقی کتابوں کی صورت میں دستیاب ہے.اس  نیٹ ورک  کو اب تک لاکھوں افراد وزٹ کر چکے ہیں, مزید تفصیلات>>>  Page Index – Salaam One 
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 مزید پڑھیں: 
  1. مسلما نوں اور علماء کے نام کھلا خط : آج کے حالات میں مسلم معاشرہ نظریاتی  ابتری اور انحطاط کا شکار ہے. مادہ پرستی، دہشت گردی، عدم برداشت، اور جہالت انسانیت، امن اور مذھب کے لیے خطرہ بن چکے ہیں- ان حالات میں صاحب علم و ذی فہم حضرات سے ممکنہ حل کی توقع کی جا سکتی ہے. ہمارا مقصد ہے کہ آپ کی توجہ ضروری حل پذیر مسائل کی طرف مبذول کرنا ہے تاکہ جلد حل تلاش کیا جا سکے- آپ کی توجہ اور مدد سے ہم کوشش کر سکتے ہیں کہ معاشرہ کو اس  گہری دلدل سے نکال سکیں. مکمل خط اس <<< لنک پر پڑھیں>>
  2. نظریاتی اور فکری کنفیوژن اور ممکنہ حل

  3. خطبات اقبال – اسلام میں تفکر کا انداز جدید Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam  http://goo.gl/lqxYuw
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