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Dr Kaukab Siddique | Editor-in-Chief Safar 13,1427/March 13, 2006 #18

Jamaat al-Muslimeen [4 items]
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Dr. Kifah al-Jayyousi Released after ONE YEAR in Solitary Confinement

Congratulations to the Muslims of America. Br. Kifah was released on bail on Friday, March 10. It was quite an experience to talk to him after his release. His faith in Allah is so strong that you could not guess by talking to him that he has spent a whole year in SOLITARY CONFINEMENT.

The government, he says, had no case against him. Gradually, he says, other cases against U.S. Muslims will fold also.

May Allah reward Sis. Hidayat, Br. Kifah's wife, and their children who remained steadfast during the ordeal.

The learned brother, who has been a model citizen of this great country, suffered so much because, true to his principles of honesty and justice, he refused to bear false witness against other Muslims. False witnessing is a major sin in Islam.

Case against IMAM 'UMAR is BOGUS: It has been put off to May, 2006.

The prosecution was trying to bring down Imam Warith Deen Umar on the basis of a case from his teenage! It looks like it's not going to fly and has been put off till May.

Imam Umar is facing the power of Zionism. The major offensive was begun against him by the flagship of Zionist-Capiatalism, the Wall Street Journal. A big hue and cry followed in which an attempt was made by the Zionists to label him a "Wahhabi," which simply means that here is a Muslim who follows the teachings of the Qur'an and the Hadith and is not afraid to speak the truth.

BOYCOTT is Most Peaceful Way of Opposing "Israel"

Jamaat al-Muslimeen urges all Muslims and anti-Zionists to join the boycott movement. We can send you boycott cards for distribution. Do you drink Coca Cola, Nestle's or Starbucks or eat at McDonald's? You might be contributing to the ongoing murder and mayhem Israel carries out.

All you have to do is: Stop buying Israel-related products

SIRAJ WAHHAJ: ISNA Leader who helped Zionists, Invited by ICNA

We have a report that the so-called Islamic Circle of North America [ICNA] has invited Siraj Wahhaj to a conference . Let us tell you who is Siraj Wahhaj in his own words:

When the Wall Street Journal asked him about his name being inadvertently included in the list of New York Muslims as conspirators after the first WTC bombing, this is what Siraj said:

"I had dinner with Secretary of State Albright after the list of unindicted conspirators was circulated." [Wall Street Journal, October 24, 2003, report by Paul Barrett.]

Guess who is this Albright? She was the one who tightened the noose of "sanctions" around Iraq. When asked about the slow death of one million Iraqi children, she replied: It was worth it!

This mass murdering Jewish woman is the one with whom Siraj Wahhaj was on such cordial terms that he had dinner with her and seems to be proud of it. Need we say more! The Zionists are his friends and he, with all his Islamic front, helped to put Shaikh Omar 'Abdel Rahman in prison. Even his friends like Mauri Saalakhan have admitted it now that Siraj spoke in court about the Shaikh legitimizing bank robberies! The great scholar, blind and helpless, is in a U.S. cell, while Siraj Wahhaj is sauntering about, claiming to speak in the name of Islam.

We urge Siraj to APOLOGIZE to the Ummah and stop his activities.

AFRICA: From our News Monitor

On March 8, 2006 there was a big demonstration in Khartoum calling for a stop to UN plans to send U.N. forces to the Darfur region. The demonstrators, supporting the Islamic government, were estimated at more than 30,000 and included organizations of women and labor.

The crowds were distinctly Islamic and strongly anti-US-Israel. They demanded that the U.S. ambassador be kicked out.

Meanwhile Human Rights Watch, heavily infiltrated by Jews, has distributed new unverifiable, generalized and vague atrocity propaganda against Sudan's forces in Darfur. However, HMW let slip one bit of information which indicates the real cause of its frustration. It appears that a Chadian rebel group has joined the Sudanese government and has turned against the other Chadian group allegedly funded by Israel to create turmoil in Darfur.

FRENCH JEWS Allege "Black Muslim" Anti-Semitism :

The Jewish publication Forward is alleging that Muslims from Black Africa are getting involved in attacks on French Jews. A close reading of the story, however, indicates that it is actually a conflict between rich and poor. The French Jews, very rich, have been denying material progress to Muslims from "Black" Africa such as those from Ivory Coast. The result is conflict. Analysts say that once the poor find out that the Jews are very rich and monopolistic, conflict is bound to follow.
[De Beers and other Jews have been enriching themselves off South African diamonds for years.]

PAKISTAN: [From our Pakistan observer]

March 12, 2006: In the MiranShah area of North Waziristan, a helicopter gunship from the Pakistani air force targeted an Islamic school known as the Madrasah of Sadiq Nur. An estimated 30 to 40 people were killed in the missile attack . The bodies of 16 students have been recovered from the rubble including the bodies of 5 Islamic students from overseas.

Observers say that for Musharraf the entire population of the area he is attacking supports the Taliban, which in effect means they support Islam and not the U.S.; so he is carrying out random acts of terror against civilians.

Musharraf is also carrying out a crude propaganda offensive patterned after the American psy-ops in Afghanistan. On March 8, the daily Ummat reports, a Pakistani military column paraded through Miranshah, announcing on loud speakers that Indian agents have entered the area and are out to harm the country, the army and the people; so please cooperate with the army. It was an eerie situation. The people have shown their disdain by becoming refugees from their own homes. Miranshah is under siege and curfew by the army is in place even after 5 days.

The convoy of Musharraf's rep., who is known as "Political Agent" in the ara, was attacked near Miran Shah. One of his guards was killed and 2 wounded.

In retaliation, the Pakistani forces blew up the houses of ten Muslims for cooperating with the resistance.

On March 8, Pakistani mujahideen [supporting Taliban] fired 11 rockets at the Pakistani military perimeter outside the city. All the rockets landed inside the perimeter but Pakistan is denying any losses. The army replied with heavy artillery and forced the Islamic fighters to withdraw. On the Mir Ali Tul road, mujahideen killed 2 Pakistani paramilitary troopers and wounded one.
[The mujahideen also fired rockets at the army base in Bannu. This is seen as an ominous development. Though no one was hurt; it was probably a warning; but it could indicate that the fighters are moving towards Pakistani strongholds outside the tribal areas.]

PAKISTANI WOMEN RALLY to EXPOSE Exploitation of Women:

March 8, 2006: In Karachi, a massive rally was held at the Press Club by Islamic women. The women were carrying large placards aimed at the media. The placards said: "Muhammad, pbuh, greatest defender of women's rights." "Muslim Woman accepts Muhammad's, pbuh, system," "No, NO, to degradation of women in guise of 'open-mindedness.' " "Why March 8 only? Every day is Woman's Day!" "Salaam to women's greatest benefactor, all 365 days are women's days."
[Ed. note: It rhymes in Urdu. The reference is to the Prophet, pbuh]

The demonstrators were addressed by Jamaate Islami women leaders, among them Dr. Kausar Firdaus [elected to Pakistani Senate], Sis. Ayesha Munawar [elected to National Assembly of Pakistan], Sis. Talat Zaheer, Jamaate Islami organizer for Sindh, and Sis. Anjum Afshan, organizer of Jamaate Islami women's wing in Karachi. The speakers attacked western cultural infiltration into Pakistan under government patronage with U.S. and European backing.

AFGHANISTAN: [From our Media Monitor]

March 12, 2006: U.S. media report that 4 U.S. troops were killed in a Taliban bomb attack in the Pech valley of Kunar province. Elevan Afghans have been arrested as suspects.

In Kabul, the same day, the Taliban tried a martyrdom operation to kill Sibghatullah Mujadaddi, a member of the U.S.- installed parliament. In a Taliban message, mullah Dadullah accuses Mujaddadi of being a puppet of the U.S. Mujaddadi is reportedly trying to break off Taliban supporters to join the Karzai regime.

The Taliban have also announced, according to U.S. media, that they captured and executed 4 Albanians and a German working with U.S. forces. No details.

Earlier on March 8, Karzai's troops withdrew from a district headquarter near Daykundi after a two hour battle with the Taliban. The Islamic fighters destroyed the government buildings in the area after their victory. [Report from Kabul, via AP.] Daykundi is located in the northern part of Oruzgan province, almost central Afghanistan, far from the Pakistan frontier.

Women's History Conference in Atlanta
Muslim Women's Leadership Summit: Sis. Hadayai Majeed Presiding

Islam Does not Give Superiority to Men Over Women, but gives Superiority to some Women over Men
Merit in the Qur'an & hadith is Based on Behavior, not on Gender

by Kaukab Siddique

[Dr. Siddique made two presentations at the Atlanta Conference, one on March 3 and one on March 4. The following are his main points.]

1. Basis of merit and Superiority in Islam.
2. Hadith Indicate Process of Gradual Transformation of Women's Situation. Death for Rape.
3. Facts about Taliban go Against U.S. Propaganda. We reject Imperialist/Zionist Agenda.
4. Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine are Examples of Global Rape and Resistance.

1. * We Muslims must not let the opposing forces trap us into a debate about male and female superiority and inferiority. Gender is not the criterion for merit in Islam. For instance, if a woman knows more Qur'an than a man, there is no Islamic basis for saying that we will not listen to her because she is a woman and that we will listen to a man even if he is a fool.

* The Qur'an makes it very clear that it bases merit and superiority on Faith-based BEHAVIOR, rather than on gender. Here are the relevant quotes:

Is the Qur'an a source of guidance relating to men or to women? That question is not relevant because the Qur'an says about itself:

"This is the Book in which is no doubt, a Guidance sure for THOSE WHO HAVE TAQWA." [The Qur'an 2:2]

Taqwa is translated as conduct/piety/virtue based on fear and consciousness of Allah. It is not limited to either gender.

* All the forms of Islamic worship are similarly related to TAQWA and not to gender. Let us take one of the most important: Fasting in the month of Ramadan. The Qur'an states its purpose in these words:

"O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you that ye may learn to have TAQWA." [2:183]

Thus, as the Prophet, pbuh, explained in Hadith, fasting is mere hunger if it does not change behavior and brings about patience and self-restraint [various forms of taqwa.]

* Where the Qur'an affirms the male and female identity, as well as the differences between nations and tribes, it restricts merit/nobility/superiority to those who have TAQWA. There is powerful emphasis here on the affirmation of TAQWA which makes gender and nationality/tribe secondary, if not unimportant:

"O people! We created you from male and female and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other [not that ye may despise each other.] Surely the noblest/best of you with Allah is the one who is best in conduct [has the most taqwa] among you. And Allah has full knowledge and is well acquainted [with all things]." [49:13]

2. Muslims who don't study Hadith are being told that Hadith goes against the rights of women or that perhaps that it was even fabricated. [The RAND Corporation was involved in this campaign against Hadith.] Some people genuinely do misunderstand Hadith because they are unaware of the purpose of Hadith. The Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, did not right away change the conditions of oppressed people, including women. It took 23 years through a process of teaching, organizing, hijra, jihad and consolidation of the Islamic community. Hadith record the words and achievements of the Prophet, pbuh, but they also record the terrible conditions of oppression which continued to exist for years and were gradually removed.

For instance, the Hadith tells us that some men used to beat women. It also tells us the methodology the Prophet, pbuh, used to put an end to beatings as well as psychological mistreatment of women.

The Prophet, pbuh, knew more women than any man ever has but the Hadith tells us that he NEVER RAISED HIS HAND AGAINST A WOMAN. In Islam, the Prophet's, pbuh, interpretation of Islam is final in all matters.

Hadith tells us that Muta [temporary marriage] was rife and polygamy was rampant and unrestricted. It also tells us that the Prophet, pbuh, prohibited Mutah and put severe restrictions on polygamy.

The Hadith tells us that SLAVERY was commonplace in Arabia and Persia and Rome. It also tells us that the Prophet, pbuh, condemned slavery outright and carried out various reforms to put an end to it. In finality, Hadith in Bukhari's Sahih tell us that Allah does not accept the prayers of a slaver. It also tells us that the Prophet, pbuh, did not have a slave. Again, the Prophet's, pbuh, example is final in all matters.

In war, Christians, Jews and pagans enslaved women captives. The Muslims too did this for quite a while. The Prophet, pbuh, gave a superb example in this matter, when he MARRIED a captive women, Safiiyah, may Allah be pleased with her, and honored her, and she became a Mother of the Believers.

Guess which of these Hadith, the enemies of Islam list? They will always select Hadith about the transitional stage. One will NEVER find a FINAL Hadith on these matters in the collections of the rejectors of Hadith. These people are dishonest.

Finally, the Prophet, pbuh, instituted the death penalty for the RAPIST. Muslims of our times are so far from Islam that they have not implemented this Hadith.

If superiority is given to anyone in Islam, it is given to women who are mothers. The prophet, pbuh, put the mother 3 times above the father. The Qur'an puts the mother second only to Allah. The Prophet, pbuh, in Hadith guarantes Paradise to those who bring up their daughters well. He told men that the best among them are those who are best to their wives.

3. The enemies of Islam know that many women in the Muslim world have not received their Islamic rights. This situation gives these enemies an opportunity to project their power into Muslim lands in the name of "justice for Muslim women." The most important example of this projection is the propaganda blitz which was used to demonize the Taliban. Afghan women outside Kabul wore the chadri before the Taliban rose to power, and Afghan women wear it today. However the Taliban were blamed for the chadri as if they invented it. A communist splinter group working with the Zionists distributed pictures of a woman being executed in Kabul stadium by the Taliban. [A man was also executed, but this agent group focused on the woman.] The claim was made that the Taliban are woman haters. Here are a few facts:

i. Taliban leader Mullah Omar first came forth to punish and execute the rapists of a woman. No woman was ever raped under Taliban rule.
ii. Yvonne Ridley, a British journalist captured by the Taliban, has provided a detailed account of the way she was treated by the Taliban. Her account contradicts all the stories against the Taliban distributed by the Zionist media.
iii. The Taliban did execute a woman and did beat up a few women in Kabul, a city which they took by armed force. By comparison, look at the treatment of German women by the allied victors in 1945. The Russian armies raped EVERY GERMAN WOMAN from the age of 8 to 80. The American forces "bought" German women for one chocolate each. The French and the Bris too instituted a reign of terror in conquered Germany.

During the Vietnam war, the Americans turned a friendly city, Saigon, into a vast brothel even without conquest. So when we want to condemn the Taliban, let's ask: Whom are we comparing them with?
iv. Why do American activists who are skeptical of news and features broadcast by the Zionist-controlled media become very naive when the same media report on the Taliban? Is there any reason why the media reporting on the Taliban will be honest?

4. * We must understand RAPE, the ultimate crime against a woman, to be able to understand the world we live in. Most sociologists, psychologists and criminologists agree that rape has little to do with sex and is mostly related to the projection of male power against a helpless victim. It is the ultimate form of terrorism.

* The problem we are facing in uniting activist groups is that those who are politically organized do not focus on the rights of women [or rarely do], and those who support women's rights do not oppose, actively, war and political oppression.

* From the life of Muhammad, pbuh, we learn that there is a natural link between human rights and women's rights. Westernized women in Muslim societies are often linked to dictators and oppressors who are backed by western powers and hence are ineffective

* The condition of women in the Muslim world can NEVER be changed by the forces of secularism linked to the West. America oppresses women, with 4,000,000 women battered here every year. On what basis can forces linked to America claim to be liberators of women in the Muslim world?

* People like Amina Wadud etc played, deliberately or by circumstances, into the hands of Imperialism and Zionism. They have misunderstood Islam. We can never change Muslim society by attacking our traditions and sacred norms. A WOMAN WHO PRAYS BEHIND A MAN IS NOT INFERIOR. The form of prayer is sacred because it was taught by the Prophet, pbuh. Umm Sulaim, r.a., prayed behind her son. Only an ignorant person would claim that she was inferior to the boy she brought up and taught. The form of prayer, the formal separation between men and women, has nothing to do with inferiority and superiority. It has to do with MODESTY, which, we learn from Hadith, is an essential part of Faith in Islam.

* Muslim women should participate in activism against the Zionist Jews and the racist power structure in America. Do we not know know that a blind scholar of Islam [Shaikh Omar 'Abdel Rahman] has been buried alive in the American gulag?

* Muslim women should join Jamaat al-Muslimeen's BOYCOTT of businesses which support Israel.

* Help the families of innocent Muslims either in prison [like Imam Jamil and Ahmed 'Abdel Sattar] or standing up to the power structure [like Imam Warith Deen Umar].

* Once you are part of the struggle and become part of the Islamic family, academic issues of male/female will become meaningless. Remember why ABU BAKR, r.a., was chosen by the Muslims of Madinah. They knew he had served Islam with the Prophet, pbuh, every step of the way. He was with the Prophet, pbuh, when he was in the cave and being hunted by the kuffar. He did not need an election campaign. The Muslms knew that he was the sevant of Allah who had sacrificed everything for the DEEN [the Islamic way of life.]

* The U.S. invasion of Afghanistan and occupation of Iraq should be seen as RAPE on an INTERNATIONAL SCALE. This is the projection of power at a scale unknown in previous human history: daisy cutters vs RPGs, B-52s vs defenseless villages, 'shock and awe' vs puny ack ack guns. The victim struggles and screams but the victimizer is too strong. Here also we learn the lesson of RESISTANCE. The world is changing because the Iraqi and Afghan people are resisting the most powerful military machine in the world. The RAPE VICTIM must resist to retain some dignity for the future.

* Understand PALESTINE as a case of RAPE. The Zionist Jews project their power into Palestine and then label the resistance as 'terrorists.' The Jews insist that the rape victim must acknowledge the rapist Jew as legitimate. The rape victim must let the Jew have his home, his goods, his olive groves and be content with the Jews' leftovers. Finally the rapist here wants the rape victim to speak to him with respect and to give up all resistance. "ISRAEL" is the ultimate in legitimization of rape. The rapist puts the rape victim on trial!

2006-03-14 Tue 18:20:44 cst