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Cairene Arabia
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Postby Cairene Arabia » Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:06 am

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SILENT NO MORE
Tired of hiding, the Alawites rise up to fight for their rights.

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إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يَغْفِرُ أَن يُشْرَكَ بِهِ وَيَغْفِرُ مَا دُونَ ذَٰلِكَ لِمَن يَشَاءُ ۚ وَمَن يُشْرِكْ بِاللَّهِ فَقَدِ افْتَرَىٰ إِثْمًا عَظِيمًا

Indeed, Allah does not forgive association with Him, but He forgives what is less than that for whom He wills. And he who associates others with Allah has certainly fabricated a tremendous sin.
- Qur'an 4:48


Them. They are those whom for centuries, have hidden among the Muslims; reading the same holy books and claiming to believe and preach the word of the same monotheistic God. In truth, they are mushrikun. They assign partners to Allah SWT, associating with him false divinities. They, are the Alawiyah.

The Alawites, or Alawiyah; are a sect of self-proclaimed "Muslims" who believe that Allah SWT comprises of three divine aspects of the one God, each appearing in various human forms throughout history. Among these aspects would include Ali ibn Talib, the fourth Rashidun Caliph among Sunni Muslims; and the first of the Twelve Imams among Shia Muslims. Within true Islam, however, such a concept of plurality within God is a denial of monotheism and foreign to the revelation found in Muslim scripture. Shirk, the act of ascribing partners to God – whether they be sons, daughters, or other partners – is considered to be a form of unbelief in Islam. The Quran repeatedly and firmly asserts God's absolute oneness, thus ruling out the possibility of another being sharing his sovereignty or nature.

Throughout the reign of the Abbasid Caliphate, the true Muslims have attempted to stamp out these heretics; and so they hid, among the true Muslims, only practicing their heretical religion in secret. Tired of hiding, they rise up after a thousand years of hiding from oppression; demanding their rights in a movement led by the kafir Bashar Al-Assad. Among their demands, is that they be recognized as Muslims and be able to freely practice their religion in public; and their heresy be allowed to poison mainstream Islamic beliefs. In order to remain on the straight path and save the Muslims from following their path to damnation, it becomes the duty of Arabia to stamp them out once and for all.

You. Do you listen to their voices? Do you heed their cries for freedom? Or do you cast away their poison, and stand with the true Muslims?



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ALKHILAFAT ALEABBASIAT WASALTANAT ALQAHIRA
!ٱللَّٰهُ أَكْبَرُ
Government: Joint Elective Caliphate & Sultanate | Religion: Sunni Islam | Location: MENA | Capital: Qahira
Caliph: Fatin Al-Nasser | Sultan: Amir Faiz | Grand Mufti: Alim Al-Amin | Anthem: Every Arab is my Brother | Current RP: Silent No More
NEWS: Sultan Amir Faiz warns that whoever supports the Alawite Civil Rights Movement will be blocked from the Suez. | Grand Mufti declares fatwa against Alawites, says they are kafir and mushrikun. | Alawites led by Bashar Al-Assad demand right to publicly practice religion and be recognized as Muslim.

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Cairene Arabia
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Postby Cairene Arabia » Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:57 am

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Latakia, Bilad Al Sham
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"We are Muslims! We are Muslims! We are Muslims!" they chanted. Mostly young men and women, with some elderly and children among them. They flew zulfiqar banners as they marched through the streets, some covering their faces and carrying images of Bashar Al-Assad. As they marched, many rolled out large cloth banners from the balconies and windows of the various buildings they passed; banners depicting zulfiqars and Islamic calligraphy. Sometimes, there would be a boombox or a speaker somewhere playing some song as obnoxiously loud as possible, almost muffling the protestors' chants unless they too sang along.

Media outlets were barred from the area, but some were already on the scene, much to the dismay of Arabian authorities. Some were secretly recording the events transpiring, while others were conducting interviews and writing down notes on every detail and occurrence. Some were from local media outlets, and some were foreigners.

Police forces in riot gear lined the streets, while soldiers stood by ready with their weapons. Agents of Arabian authorities blended in with the crowds, recording names, details, conversations, faces, etc.



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Anonymous Interview
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An Arab man with blue eyes and dark hair sits on a chair in a nice clean suit with a tie, behind him a window bright with light but covered by curtains. Nothing is able to indicate the location of the interview, nor the time it was conducted. There is the possibility of a green screen background, but nothing can be confirmed.

"Hello Mr. Assad, I'm [REDACTED] from [REDACTED]; and we would like to ask you a set of questions and record it on video. Are you okay with that?" a voice asks the Arab man. The voice has no discernable accent, and may be generated by a speech synthesizer and simply edited over the original audio.

"Yes, I am perfectly fine with that."

"Yes, thank you. Now, you are Bashar Al-Assad, correct? And you are indeed recognized as one of the leaders of a movement demanding civil rights for the religious minority known as 'Alawites' in Arabia?"

"Yes, and no. I am indeed Bashar Al-Assad, and I have played a part in a movement demanding civil rights for Alawites in Arabia; but we do not really have a leader."

"But you are still a figurehead, are you not?"

"Yes."

"What are you fighting for?"

"We're fighting for the right to freely practice our religion without persecution. For centuries, we've been forced to hide among Sunni Muslims; because if we don't, uh- Well, they uh, consider our beliefs heretical. They call us mushrikun, kafir, and munafiq; all those terrible things, even though we identify ourselves as Muslims, just like they do."

"And what exactly are your beliefs?"

"That's uh- A sensitive topic. We tend to keep our beliefs secret from outsiders. They may misinterpret something."

"I see. So what is it you think, that makes Sunni Muslims, see you as not Muslim?"

"They probably shouldn't know a lot of our beliefs. But usually, they think that we believe Ali ibn Abi Talib, is an incarnation of God. The Sunnis, they interpret this as shirk; they think we're associating partners with Allah Subhana Wataala, and are therefore Mushrikun(Polytheists)."

"Are these part of your beliefs?"

"Again, no comment."

"Apologies. I will refrain from asking that again."

"Thank you."

"So what is it you believe that makes you, and other Alawites, Muslim?"

"Well, like most Muslims, we have the Qur'an as one of our holy books and texts; and we worship Allah Subhana Wataala as the one true monotheistic God. And if it comes down to practices, most of us already share customs and practices with the Sunni Muslims, adopted over centuries of hiding. There's really no reason not to consider us Muslim."

"So you also demand to be recognized as Muslim?"

"Yes."

"What does it mean to be Muslim?"

"Muslims, believe that there is one god, Allah. Muslims surrender themselves to Allah as slaves of Allah; because when you are a slave of Allah, you will have no other master, and thus be the most free a human being can be."

"But Christians and Jews also believe that there is one god. Does this make them Muslim as well?"

"Well, no. Muslims also believe that Muhammad(Peace be upon him) is the Messenger of God, and that the Qur'an is the word of God. Christians and Jews do not believe this, and thus they are not Muslim; though they are recognized as Ahl al-Kitab(People of the Book)."

"Ahl al-Kitab?"

"Yes, people who have heeded some form of Islam propagated by the prophets of the past. Basically those who follow Abrahamic religions. Muslims, Jews, Christians, and Sabians. The non-Muslim Ahl al-Kitab are recognized as Dhimmi, and are ironically given more rights than Alawites who are actually Muslim, but the ruling Sunni Muslims see as kafir(infidels)."
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The interview drags on longer than this, I'm just too lazy to write it all.
ALKHILAFAT ALEABBASIAT WASALTANAT ALQAHIRA
!ٱللَّٰهُ أَكْبَرُ
Government: Joint Elective Caliphate & Sultanate | Religion: Sunni Islam | Location: MENA | Capital: Qahira
Caliph: Fatin Al-Nasser | Sultan: Amir Faiz | Grand Mufti: Alim Al-Amin | Anthem: Every Arab is my Brother | Current RP: Silent No More
NEWS: Sultan Amir Faiz warns that whoever supports the Alawite Civil Rights Movement will be blocked from the Suez. | Grand Mufti declares fatwa against Alawites, says they are kafir and mushrikun. | Alawites led by Bashar Al-Assad demand right to publicly practice religion and be recognized as Muslim.

Fard left NS so his old accounts are under new management.

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Cairene Arabia
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Postby Cairene Arabia » Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:20 am

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Fatwa on Alawites



Author : Alim Al-Amin, Grand Mufti of Arabia

Topic : Alawites


As Muslims, we practice Tauhid (Islamic Monotheism). That is to believe in the Six Articles of Faith: 1. Allah, 2. His Angels, 3. His Messengers, 4. His Revealed Books, 5. The Day of Ressurection, and 6. Al-Qadar (Divine Preordainment i.e. whatever Allah ordained must come to pass); and to act according to the Five Pillars of Islam: 1. testify that La illaha illallah wa anna Muhammad-ur Rasul Allah (None has the right to be worshipped but Allah and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, 2. to offer the (five compulsary congregational) prayers (Iqamat as-Salat), 3. to pay zakat, 4. to perform Hajj (pilgrimage to Makkah), and 5. to observe fast during the month of Ramadan. To believe in Allah means declaring Allah to be the only God in the heavens and all that exists. It has three aspects:

  • The Oneness of the Lordship of Allah; Tauhid-ar-Rububiyyah: To believe that there is only one Lord for all the universe, Who is its Creator, Organizer, Planner, Sustainer, and the Giver of security, etc., and that is Allah.
  • The Oneness of the Worship of Allah; Tauhid-al-Uluhiyyah: To believe that none has the right to be worshipped (e.g. praying, invoking, asking for help from the unseen, swearing, offering sacrifice, giving charity, fasting, pilgrimage) but Allah.
  • The Oneness of the Names and the Qualities of Allah; Tauhid-al-Asma'was-Sifat: To believe that:

    • We must not name or qualify Allah except with what He or His Messenger has named or qualified Him;
    • None can be named or qualified with the Names or Qualifications of Allah, e.g. Al-Karim;
    • We must believe in all the qualities of Allah which Allah has stated in His Book (the Qur'an) or mentioned through His Messenger (Muhammad) without changing their meaning or ignoring them completely or twisting the meanings or likening them (giving resemblance) to any of the created things.

The Alawiyah claim to be Muslim, and for this to be true, they must practice all aspects of Tauhid. However, this is simply not true. Unlike most Muslims of the Sunni, Shia, and Ibadi sects; the Alawiyah have beliefs contradictory to Tauhid. While they have historically kept most of their beliefs secret to outsiders, there are two that particularly out them as Kafir(Infidels) and Mushrikun(Polytheists):

  • That there are three aspects of one God;
  • That these aspects cyclically appear in human form throughout history, among which includes Ali ibn Abi Talib, whom the Alawiyah revere;

Already, we can see what is wrong with this. The belief that there are three aspects of one God violates the Oneness of the Names and Qualities of Allah, Tauhid-al-Asma'was-Sifat. The Alawiya qualify Allah with a trinity that had not been qualified by the prophets of Allah, except for what had been falsified by some Ahl al-Kitab in the past(e.g. The Holy Trinity in Christianity). Chapter 112 of the Quran, titled Al-'Ikhlās (The Sincerity) reads:

  • Say: "He is Allah, [who is] One.
    Allah, the Eternal Refuge.
    He neither begets nor is born,
    Nor is there to Him any equivalent."

That there is a Trinity is in direct contradiction to the first verse of Al-'Ikhlas, "Say: 'He is Allah, [who is] One." There cannot be three gods, only One. To say that there are three gods is Shirk, and associates partners with Allah Subhana Wataala; in direct violation to the 48th verse from Surah An-Nisa, the 4th chapter of the Qur'an, "Indeed, Allah does not forgive association with Him, but He forgives what is less than that for whom He wills. And he who associates others with Allah has certainly fabricated a tremendous sin."

Deriving from the same verses of 112:3 and 4:48 that have been mentioned above, the belief that the three aspects of God cyclically appearing throughout history in human form is doctrinally un-Islamic. For one, to associate one such as Ali ibn Abi Talib, with Allah Subhana wataala as a partner is shirk(polytheism), and whoever does such "has fabricated a tremendous sin". Moreover, to suggest that Allah Subhana Wataala appears in human form throughout history, implies that He is born, which is in direct contradiction to the verse "He neither begets nor is born".

Thus, it can be concluded that the Alawiya are not Muslim, though they claim to be Muslim. Interestingly, there are more verses in the Qur'an that describe these kinds of people. They are called Munafiq. The 8th verse the 2nd chapter of the Qur'an, Surah Al-Baqara, reads "And of the people are some who say, 'We believe in Allah and the Last Day,' but they are not believers.'"
ALKHILAFAT ALEABBASIAT WASALTANAT ALQAHIRA
!ٱللَّٰهُ أَكْبَرُ
Government: Joint Elective Caliphate & Sultanate | Religion: Sunni Islam | Location: MENA | Capital: Qahira
Caliph: Fatin Al-Nasser | Sultan: Amir Faiz | Grand Mufti: Alim Al-Amin | Anthem: Every Arab is my Brother | Current RP: Silent No More
NEWS: Sultan Amir Faiz warns that whoever supports the Alawite Civil Rights Movement will be blocked from the Suez. | Grand Mufti declares fatwa against Alawites, says they are kafir and mushrikun. | Alawites led by Bashar Al-Assad demand right to publicly practice religion and be recognized as Muslim.

Fard left NS so his old accounts are under new management.

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Postby Cairene Arabia » Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:22 am

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ALKHILAFAT ALEABBASIAT WASALTANAT ALQAHIRA
!ٱللَّٰهُ أَكْبَرُ
Government: Joint Elective Caliphate & Sultanate | Religion: Sunni Islam | Location: MENA | Capital: Qahira
Caliph: Fatin Al-Nasser | Sultan: Amir Faiz | Grand Mufti: Alim Al-Amin | Anthem: Every Arab is my Brother | Current RP: Silent No More
NEWS: Sultan Amir Faiz warns that whoever supports the Alawite Civil Rights Movement will be blocked from the Suez. | Grand Mufti declares fatwa against Alawites, says they are kafir and mushrikun. | Alawites led by Bashar Al-Assad demand right to publicly practice religion and be recognized as Muslim.

Fard left NS so his old accounts are under new management.

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Postby South Reinkalistan » Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:38 pm

Al-Qahira [Cairo], Egypt
Abbasid Caliphate and Cairene Sultanate

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14:32 6th August, 2020

The dense streets of Al-Qahira were stifled with the oppressive heat of Egypt. The standard milling about of its citizens and loud, brash atmosphere gave it a very jubilant quality; its citizens were of a particularly lively character. None paid any heed to the man that walked with a rather casual demeanor throughout the streets, dressed in a Thobe. He walked with a sense of purpose, yet did not look out of place. To any average observer, there was nothing suspicious about the man at all.

But this man, Abdul al-Barakat, was in fact working in the employ of the Reinkalistani Foreign Intelligence Commission. Employed as a revolutionary leftist, fascinated by Social-Tosdodanist ideals in his youth, he now worked in an ironic twist of fate to backstab his brothers-in-faith to secure foreign ideological interests -- namely, to establish contact with the Alawite heretics in Syria; particularly Bashar Al-Assad. The official Social-Tosdodanist Party line was that the Alawiyah constituted a large enough social-religious group to warrant an independent "proletarian theocracy" to advance the overall ideological trend on a global scale. But Abdul and many others knew that was utter bullshit. This was just the P.F.R. looking to undermine the Caliphate, and nothing more.

Abdul's conscience was then afflicted by a twinge of guilt, stopping in his tracks. He couldn't help but be afflicted by visions of hellfire consuming him, were this act of treachery to be punished by the Almighty. With a sigh of resignation, he continued walking. He'd made his choice now. Death to the decadent Cairene dogs. He thought to himself. Insha'allah, Islam shall prevail in the end.

He turned a corner, and gazed upon the opening to Al-Qahira airport. With renewed vigour, Abdul strode forth once more. To Damascus.
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Postby Atlantian Technate » Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:00 pm

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01:32 7th August, 2020

Director John Carr rubbed his tired eyes as he gazed down at the pile of intelligence reports that had made their way to his desk. He was one of the most powerful figures in the UATR, commanding the resources of the Central Intelligence Directorate and subsequently much of the Atlantian securocracy. Unfortunately, with great power came great responsibility, and as such he found himself stuck in his office in the middle of the night, reading through the various reports that had been deemed important enough for him to review personally.

"Ah well, no rest for the wicked." he muttered to himself as a particular file caught his eye. A report from the Foreign Intelligence Office, it detailed recent events within the Abbasid Caliphate, with a particular focus on the recent troubles with the Alawite religious minority in the region of al-Sham. The Technate had never been a big fan of either theocracy or monarchy, and the presence of an economic superpower that happened to be both was especially irksome, particularly when said polity happened to be sitting on a treasure-trove of natural resources and controlled one of the most vital trade routes on the planet. As far as Director Carr was concerned, anything that caused trouble for the Caliphate would serve Atlantian interests. In fact, this Assad character could prove very useful indeed, should he be nudged in the right direction.

He picked up his smartphone, scrolling through his contacts until he found the man he was looking for. The device rang for longer than Carr would have liked, until a sleepy voice answered. "Director Carr, may I inquire as to why you felt the need to call me at this benighted hour?"

The Director frowned, he wasn't used to his subordinates talking to him in such a manner. Then again, Professor Dawson technically wasn't part of his Directorate, instead being a part-time contractor when he wasn't working at Principia University. "Professor, you're listed as our resident expert on the Middle East. A situation has recently developed in the region that pertains to matters of national security, and your input is required. Meet me in my office at, say. eleven."

"Is this about the Alawites? I do have a few-" Dawson was cut off as Carr hung up, the Professor would have plenty of time to talk at their meeting. Despite his exhaustion, a smile played across his face as he anticipated the work that lay ahead of him. No rest for the wicked indeed.
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Postby Cairene Arabia » Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:03 pm

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Saladin's Citadel, Qahira
National Capital Region, Arabia



It had just been election season, so it had been wise for elected politicians to keep their mouths shut about certain topics of great controversy; but Amir Faiz had just won the election for his 2nd term, last August 5, so he would be free to speak his mind for the next 5 years or so. The timing of the Alawite civil rights movement and election season were perhaps just an unfortunate coincidence, or perhaps it was planned; though none of that matters, as Amir Faiz was still the elected 34th Sultan.

A limousine would enter the gates, and stop in front of the palace. As the door opened, out came Amir Faiz and his bodyguards.

"My Sultan, what is your stance on the Alawites?" A reporter asked as the sultan made his way to the palace. Despite the best efforts to censor the events, it appears the pests in the media have found their way around that in the name of ratings.

"They are kafirun, and munafiqun; and despite our best efforts to lead them to the straight path, they remain on the crooked one. We've been tolerant of them for centuries, and despite that, they are insolent enough to start an uprising." the sultan replied.

Another reporter came with a mike, asking some questions. "My Sultan, do you believe that one of your rivals may have triggered the Alawite uprising to deteriorate your chances of winning the election?"

"If they did, then they'd be making it harder for themselves too."

"My Sultan, how will you deal with the Alawites?" another reporter asked.

"They are seditious and asking for trouble. They will escalate their threat and demands, and when they do, we will deal with them as we deal with any other terrorists and insurgents."

"My Sultan, what will you do if foreign powers decide to support the Alawite uprising?" another reporter asked.

"Then they would have made their position clear, an unwise position at that. They wish to weaken us, for what reason may vary; but if they do not need us in this world, then they do not need access to our ports, our canals, our seas, and our straits; nor do they need our exports of oil and vehicles among other things."

"My Sultan-"

A guard stood in the way of other reporters. "The sultan will not be taking any more questions for today."

The sultan left, and made his way to the palace within Saladin's Citadel.
ALKHILAFAT ALEABBASIAT WASALTANAT ALQAHIRA
!ٱللَّٰهُ أَكْبَرُ
Government: Joint Elective Caliphate & Sultanate | Religion: Sunni Islam | Location: MENA | Capital: Qahira
Caliph: Fatin Al-Nasser | Sultan: Amir Faiz | Grand Mufti: Alim Al-Amin | Anthem: Every Arab is my Brother | Current RP: Silent No More
NEWS: Sultan Amir Faiz warns that whoever supports the Alawite Civil Rights Movement will be blocked from the Suez. | Grand Mufti declares fatwa against Alawites, says they are kafir and mushrikun. | Alawites led by Bashar Al-Assad demand right to publicly practice religion and be recognized as Muslim.

Fard left NS so his old accounts are under new management.


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