Hawzah News Agency (Karbala, Iraq) – According to the International Service of "Hawzah" News Agency, al-Nujaba Islamic Resistance, as an Islamic-Jihadi Group, based mainly in Iraq, believes in Islamic principles and values as well as the absolute rule of Islam.
The group take its name from a speech Hazrat Zeinab (a.s.) an Islamic Shia holy figure who is said the following after she was taken to the court of the Ummayad caliph Yazid I, as a prisoner following the Battle of Karbala: "It's a wonder and the greatest one that the nobles of the party of God are murdered by the freed slaves of the Party of Satan”.
In 2004, al-Nujaba was a simple Resistance group, started to cooperate with some revolutionary elites, and then developed and currently, more than 10000 fighters are under its command across different regions in Iraq, and now it is active in different areas, including military, social, cultural, media, religious and etc.
The US Treasury Ministry, through the Executive Order no. 13438, on 16 September 2008, put the secretary general of al-Nujaba, "Sheikh Akram al-Kaabi" on its blacklist and prosecution. But nine years later, on 4 November 2017, Washington took another hostile step, and Ted Poe, Texas Representative submitted the bill no. H. R. 4238, imposing sanctions on al-Nujaba Islamic Resistance, to the US Congress.
Hawzah Agency did a specific interview with Sheikh Akram al-Kaabi. In the interview, he firstly stressed that the Resistance groups should urgently employ the Islamic potential hidden in seminaries and the grand Source of Emulations, and then described the said relation as the guarantee for the life and salvation of the Resistance.
Pointing to the plots made by the US for decomposition of Islamic states and debilitation of the Resistance, the secretary general of al-Nujaba stated, “in the past, the enemies divided the Islamic states based on Sykes–Picot Agreement and currently they attempt to divide Muslims to religious, racial and ethnic groups”.
Stressing that "without the honorable position adopted by the Islamic Republic of Iran, the sanctity of the holy places would be violated by the savage Takfiri groups, the innocent would be killed and countries would be ruined", he pointed out, "al-Nujaba Islamic Resistance religiously follows Guardianship of the Islamic Jurist".
The full text of the interview is as below:
How is the relation of al-Nujaba Islamic Resistance with Najaf and Qom Seminaries? And what is the stand of the Sources of Emulations about the Movement?
Islamic Resistance firmly believes that seminaries, as the owners of sciences and principles of the conduct of the prophet and Ahl al-Bayt, (pbut), are the showcase and flag of Islam and the indestructible fountains of science. We believe on the sanctity of all the Sources of Emulation, as they are the brilliant stars among Muslims and they are the guides to the path of Truth and Direction.
We emphasize on the relation with the Seminaries and the religious Sources of Emulation, especially Qom and Najaf ones, so that the direct path is the way of our salvation and resistance.
And the Sources of Emulation have always received us with much hospitality and kindness and they have also provided us with their advice and supports, and accordingly we believe al-Nujaba Movement won't survive in case it doesn't follow the Sources of Emulation, and if it neglects the brilliant ideology, the heavenly instructions, wisdom and experience of these grand characters.
The US has long attempted to decompose the countries of the region, including Iraq. What will be the impacts of this dangerous project in your opinion?
The plots made by the US are aimed at debilitation of Islamic states, schism and attacking the ideology and culture of Muslim states so that it can plunder their wealth and carry out its expansionist and colonising plans.
The enemies divided the Muslim countries based on Sykes–Picot Agreement. Today they also attempt to divide Muslim countries to religious, racial and ethnic groups and whatever has been done is for the execution of the colonising plots.
These plot will be foiled solely through commitment to the ideology of Imam Khomeini, that was established based on the reinforcement of the Islamic unity and avoidance of division, the thought that introduced Quds as the flag and slogan of all the Muslims; therefore we observe that Imam Khomeini innovatively named the last Friday of Ramadan month as the day of Quds so that it reminds Muslims of three elements of unity, Ramadhan month, the superiority of Friday and Quds as the first Qibla of Muslims, and for Muslims know their true enemy and their elements of power.
Accordingly, without unity and knowing their true enemies, Muslim nations won’t be able to stand against the plots of their enemies.
What are the similarities and commonalities between al-Nujaba and other groups of the Resistance Axis? And what is/are different between al-Nujaba and those groups?
We respect the ideas and the way the other Resistance groups act, even if they are slightly different from us, as each group has its own way and style of management.
The targets and the ways of helping people to solve their problems differentiate these groups; therefore, we introduced no candidate in the recent elections in Iraq so that we can share the problems and hardships of the nation, and in order that we can attempt, in an arranged and mobilised manner, to provide the nation with culture and wisdom and serve them to the point feasible to us.
Through these attempts we only seek the consent of God and on the Way of Imam Mahdi (pbuh) , we try to attain Resistance.
How are decisions made in al-Nujaba Movement?
al-Nujaba Islamic Resistance religiously follows the Guardianship of the Islamic Jurist, and for the management of its affairs and making decisions, it follows the institutional and scientific methods; therefore, we have established some research centers and formed some advisory councils so that we can definitely make proper decisions.
How do you assess the part played by the Islamic Republic of Iran in both military and cultural areas in the fight against enemy?
Islamic Republic of Iran has played an important role in the fight against terrorism, as this country supports the oppressed and defends the rights of the Muslims across the world. We found the men of Guardianship of the Islamic Jurist pious on the days and courageous at nights, and without the honorable position of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the sanctity of the holy places would be violated by the savage Takfiri groups, the innocent would be killed and countries would be ruined.
Takfiri groups, as the proxies of the world Zionism, fight to divert Jihad and liberation efforts from Quds, in order to drag the Islamic countries to war, to debilitate Muslim countries and to prepare the ground for the implementation of the evil plans of the enemies.
If God didn't help us through Islamic Republic of Iran, we would experience a horribly devastating conditions; but strong Islam, moving forward as fast as development and civilization, as an obstacle defending the Muslims, stood against the enemies.