Safar 13,1427/March 13, 2006 #18
Jamaat al-Muslimeen [4 items]
Working within U.S. Law for Islamic Truth
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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
SUDAN TURNING the TABLES on the ZIONISTS:
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]
MUSHARRAF's FORCES WIPE OUT ISLAMIC SCHOOL: Kill Muslim students
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
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!
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