Bait Wali-e-Asr

Clarion Project
Article Source: Clarion Project

Article Source: Clarion Project

Bait Wali-e-Asr is a Shite mosque in Freehold, New Jersey. On November 15th, 2018, Maulana (learned scholar) Syed Mohammad Askari conducted the majlis (council). [1]

Askari is a major supporter of Iran’s leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. In a speech given in Urdu from March of 2018 about Khamenei’s achievements, Askari told people to listen to and follow Khamenei. [2]

“Dear listeners, I have just quoted two verses from the Quran and a Hadith [sayings of the prophet] in front of you because today’s gathering is about that mujahid [jihadi] scholar’s life and accomplishments whom Allah has blessed that rank for which our 6th Imam says he has personally designated him as the ruler. If he gives you an order and his order is not conducted, then it not his opposition but in fact my insult. This is not his insult and it’s like disobeying my order. And disobeying my order is like disobeying Allah’s order,” Askari said.

Bait Wali-e-Asr’s website refers to Askari as a “pious” religious leader. [3]

[1] Bait Wali-e-Asr, https://izfna.org/wp/

[2] YouTube, Aaytullah Sayyid Ali Khamenei ki Shaksiyat aur Kaarname, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAwFRdmO1b0&t=1s&fbclid=IwAR2scLslKjCrGINjNoWcM7wiCNhDF1m-QHN7OmHZoMOOcdc3Z4vtT1oiAV4

[3] Bait Wail-e-Asr, https://izfna.org/wp/about