Intimidation will not stop us. Despite what we are, we are serving as an inspiration for Muslims who claim to be custodians of the truth but increasingly don’t dare speak out for fear of repercussions in a nation which is fast becoming a nation hijacked by some minute section of its citizens, these political terrorists suppressive as they are claim to act in the interest of all as they subject us into the annals of poverty, selling us to neocolonialist institutions the likes of IMF who seeks not our welfare at all. I know something is wrong and to keep silent is to side with evil against the Creator and His Messengers.
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH): “Speak the truth even if it be against yourself, speak the truth even if it is bitter.”
“The general rule with regards to the truth is that the heart should be inclined towards God, His commandments and the realities while the rule with regards to falsehood is that the heart should be averse to things that are prohibited and related to other than God, and the interior should be kept away from dirty and impure carnal attachments,” Sayyid Ali Akber Sadaaqat writes in Anecdotes of Reflection.
In this time of rampant worldwide oppression, where webs of lies, deception and falsehoods permeate the media airwaves, propagandists belonging to all these various political missions and their political debates in order to justify the continued exploitation of the masses, it is essential we fulfill our obligation to expose the truth about the realities of this country and the world.
Imam Ali once said: “Know that – may God have mercy on you – you are living at a time when those who speak about right are few, when tongues are loath to utter the truth and those who stick to the right are humiliated. The people of this time are engaged in disobedience…their learned men are hypocrites, and their speakers are sycophants.”
God inspires us to speak the truth to power by giving us examples of heroes throughout history who persevered and attained victory despite being mocked, shunned and attacked by the establishment, much as truth-tellers are today.