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Old 20-05-2014, 01:50 PM   #217
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Arabic: سبعية‎ are a branch of Ismā'īlī Shīʻa.. They became known as "Seveners" because they believe that Ismā'īl ibn Jaʻfar was the se7enth and the last Imām (hereditary leader of the Muslim community in the direct line of ʻAlī ibn Abī Tālib).. They believed his son, Muħammad ibn Ismā'īl al-Maktum, would return and bring about an age of justice as al-Mahdi. Their most famous and active branch were the Qarmatians..Sometimes "sevener" is used to refer to Ismailis overall, though several branches, such as the Nizari Ismailis, have far more than 7 imams...

After the passing away of imam Hasan, imam Husayn and his family were increasingly worried about the religious and political persecution that was becoming commonplace under the reign of Muawiya's son, Yazid. Amidst this turmoil in 680 CE, imam Husayn along with the women and children of his family, upon receiving invitational letters and gestures of support by Kufis, wished to go to Kufa and confront Yazid as an intercessor on part of the citizens of the empire.. However, he was stopped by Yazid's army in Karbala during the month of Muharram. His family was starved and deprived of water and supplies, until eventually the army came in on the 10th day and martyred Imam Husayn a.s and his companions, and enslaved the rest of the women and family, taking them to Kufa..This battle would become extremely important to the Shī‘ah psyche. The 12's as well as Mustaali Ismāʿīlī still mourn this event during an occasion known as Ashura. The Nizari Ismāʿīlī, however, do not mourn this in the same way because of the belief that the light of the Imām never dies but rather passes on to the succeeding Imām, making mourning arbitrary. However, during commemoration they do not have any celebrations in Jamatkhana during Muharram and may have announcements or sessions regarding the tragic events of Karbala. Also individuals may obeserve Muharram in a wide variety of ways. This respect for Muharram does not include self-flagellation and beating because they feel that harming one's body is harming a gift from AllAh... down.. What do you see here? Bunkers, sir..What's in them?.Stuff they stole from Q-Wait..Bullshit.. I'm talking about millions in Kuwaiti bullion..You mean them little cubes you put in hot water to make broth..Any questions?..Yeah, is it true to be small farces, you gotta cut off an Enemy's ...

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