Imam Ali (AS) said, “Seeking to consult with someone is guidance in itself, and the one who suffices himself with his own opinion endangers himself” (scale of wisdom h. 3392).
Just yesterday (October 18th) Press TV had a report by Serena Shim, in which she reported that she was accused of being a spy. Today (October 19th) she was killed near the Turkey/Syria border region.
Imam Ali (AS) said, “Truthfulness saves you even though you fear it, whereas lying ruins you even though you feel safe in it.” (Scale of Wisdom, h.#3465)
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“This is a victory for anti colonialists, and anti imperialists” “nation yes, colonialism no”
“I swear by My Honor, Majesty, Greatness, Grandeur, Light, and Highness of Position that no servant chooses My wants over his own desires without My angels protecting him; and establishing the Heavens and the Earth to provide for his sustenance; and pursuing his business and protecting his interests; and turning the tables around and making the world to turn out to be in his favor against his expectations.” (Mishkat al-Anwar – h. 40, Imam Baqir (AS) from the Prophet (PBUH) – hadith qudsi)
One of the most important aspects of the movements in Pakistan led by Imran Khan, and the political party PTI has been a strong critique of family politics – and an emphasis on merit as the criteria for electoral politics, not family connections, and/or clans. Unfortunately, as could be expected, the incredible rise of Imran Khan and PTI’s popularity is now leading to some of the same old useless faces to jump ship from the other less popular parties to PTI. The video below is an announcement of the leaving of a branch of the Leghari political family from PPP and joining PTI.
It remains to be seen if Imran Khan and PTI’s leadership remain true to their words, or, if as a result of being near taking power – they too will succumb to family politics. And if so, will the middle – class supporters of PTI and Imran Khan take a stand for the principles that have been articulated by Imran Khan daily for the past over 60 days now?
In an interview, Zartaj Gul, an important representative of this middle class was strident in her stance that those coming to PTI would have to abide by PTI’s principles… let’s see how this unfolds. Below is the section of a press conference (Urdu) – called to address the concerns around the stampede in Multan – where the Leghari announcement was made. For Urdu speakers, note how the extensive family background of the individuals’ are recited.
Imaam Ali (AS) said, “The scholar is one who never tires of gaining knowledge” (scale of wisdom, h. 4536)