Jamada al-Awwal 22,1427/June 18, 2006 #38
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On Father's Day in the U.S.
What is a Muslim Father all about?
by Kaukab Siddique
It's not easy to be a Muslim father. Here are some
guidelines if you are a father:
1. The father must put Allah first above all else.
2. In all matters, ask yourself what Muhammad, peace be
on him, would have done.
2a. Live according to Islam. Pray, fast, help those in
need, be with the Muslim community and make sure your
children have Muslim friends. ***
3. It's your job to earn for your family, other than in
situations beyond your control.
4. NEVER abuse your children or their mother, physically
5. Consult [do SHOORA] with your children and their mother
in all matters concerning the family.
6. Give more care, honor and love to the DAUGHTERS over the sons.**
6a. In worldly matters treat your children equally with justice*
7. Teach the children to Love, honor and respect their mother.
8. Do not make obedience a personal matter. Obedience
is to Allah alone.
9. Tolerate and respect differences of opinion within the
family but do not tolerate violations of Islamic Law.
10. If a child is in open rebellion against Islam, he/she
must be repudiated, but keep the door of repentance and
love open. The punishment must be more in sorrow than in anger.
*** "O ye who believe! Save yourselves and your families
from a Fire whose fuel is people and stones, over which
are (appointed) angels stern and severe, who flinch not
[from executing] the commands they receive from Allah, but
do [precisely] what they are commanded." [The Quran 66:6]
** From Abdullah ibn Abbas, r.a.: The messenger of Allah,
peace be on him, said: "One who is given a daughter and does
not bury her alive [as in the Days of Ignorance], does not
despise her, and does not prefer his male children to her,
Allah will enter him into Paradise." [Hadith, Sunan of Abu Dawud.]
*From Na'uman bin Bashir, r.a. ...............[From the
messenger of Allah, peace be on him] Fear Allah and treat all
your children equally with justice....Wouldn't you like all
your children to treat you well?..." [Hadith, Sahih of Bukhari.]
Our America: Is this a Great Country or What! [4 items]
Katrina: An audit has revealed that more than
ONE BILLION dollars have been misappropriated from the
funds made available for the victims of the devasatating
hurricane which levelled the city of New Orleans. After
the serious charges of institutional racism and gross
incompetence comes this evidence of widespread corruption.
If this were a democratic government, it would have
resigned. Instead, one man was scapegoated and it is
business as usual. [June 14, 2006]
No decency even about 9.11? Official reports say
that 45 TONS of goods donated for the families of 9.11
victims were stolen and pilfered. There was NO investigation.
In addition, an FBI AGENT stole an item from Ground Zero.
Again no investigation. [June 15, 2006]
In addition, Ann Coulter, darling of the American Right
insulted the widows of 9.11 victims simply because they were
expressing liberal ideas critical of the Bush administration.
Ann Coulter, is extremely popular on Fox TV and the O'Reilly
show. She was trying to sell her new book by insulting the
widows. Critics say that Coulter is a hare-brained "bitch"
who gets air time because is a blonde with dreamy eyes and
a horsy face. Among the "gems" of Coulter's "wisdom:" She
thinks the U.S. should bomb Muslim cities, invade more Muslim
countries and convert the Muslims to Christianity. [Who said
the ideas emanating from the Spanish Inquisition which led
to the holocaust of America's "Indians" are no longer
prevalent in America!]
Murtha: America's Conscience defeated: Congress
votes for Continuation of War
June 16, 2006. At a time when President Bush's support
level is 32% and below, Congress voted 256 to 153 to
continue the Iraq war and not to set any date for
withdrawal. Bush's ratings went up to 39% after the
assassination of Al-Zarqawi as some of his Republican
support came back, but it's still very low.
John Murtha [D-PA] tried to help Congress people understand
the situation but they wouldn't listen. He made two important points:
i. The war in Iraq is UNWINNABLE.
ii. A second point, very important [which only New Trend
has made before] is that Al-Qaida WANTS the U.S. to stay
in Iraq so that it can mobilize the Muslim world against the U.S.
The existence of people like Murtha, Ramsey Clark and
Cindy Sheehan shows that the U.S. still has a conscience.
The government does not care for democracy, hence no
chances of early withdrawal.
TWO AMERICAN MUSLIMS WHO MADE IT:
Hamza Yusuf and Zaid Shakir hailed by NY Times
The New York Times is the flagship of the liberal
Zionist establishment. Very few Muslims have won its
approval. Muslims have a problem getting letters published
in the Times, let alone getting approving news reports.
After 9.11 it has approved only of Amina Wadud, Prof. Abul
Fadl and a few others.
[By contrast, the Wall Street Journal, the flagship
of the Zionist right wing, approved of only ONE: Siraj Wahhaj.]
In its latest issue, June 18, 2006 New York Times
carries a lengthy, laudatory, report on Hamza Yusuf and
Zaid Shakir. The main point of the report, written by a
Jewish woman, Laurie Goldstein, is that the two have given
up the rhetoric critical of the U.S. which they used before
9.11. Now they are for "moderate Islam" and out to help the
Muslim communities get rid of "extremists."
[In other words, Hamza Yusuf and Zaid Shakir are
opportunists, the kind of persons condemned by the Qur'an.]
The report describes a meeting addressed by the two in
Houston, Texas in which the immigrant Muslim audience fell
over itself to praise the two. It appears that the duo have
found the "right" mix of Islam to make themselves popular
to an audience scared of American persecution. Mix
generalizations about Islam, rhetorically put, with vague
criticism of America, with the glamor of conversion to
Islam and you have the "no risk Islam" which is the need
of the immigrants.
New Trend Exclusive
[Dr. Oudeh refuses to accept his Islamic marriage,
wife and child, has married a non-Muslim woman and is
now running on Democratic ticket for State Assembly. We
invite Dr. Oudeh to write to New Trend if there is anything
incorrect in the following report sent to us by journalist
"A Strange Case of Bigamy:
Man Running for North Carolina Senate Married to Two Women"
By Jim McNally
A North Carolina doctor, and the former mayor of the
small town in which is practice is located, is aiming
for higher office. But questions concerning his being
married to two women at the same time have yet to be answered.
Dr. Abrahim Oudeh, a physician in the small central North
Carolina town of Dunn, was joined in wedlock to another
doctor, H. K., in a Muslim ceremony in August 2003. The
couple had a son, named for his father, in April 2004.
Last December Oudeh married the former Teresa Sloan, who
continues to serve as the manager of his medical office.
Oudeh has denied his being married to H.K. despite her
having a marriage certificate and the marriage being
performed by the imam of a Greensboro, NC mosque and
verified by several witnesses.
That a marriage ceremony was performed is not really in question, however.
In a conversation with Sloan prior to her own marriage to
Oudeh, she acknowledged Oudeh's marriage to H.K. and
recognized him as the father of the child that bears his
name. Indeed, Oudeh is named on the child's birth certificate.
Oudeh, however, insisted on an altered spelling of his son's name.
A few weeks before the boy's first birthday, Sloan showed up
at H.K.'s house and threatened both H.K. and the child. H.K.
swore out charges against Sloan following the incident, and
only agreed to dismiss the charges after Sloan signed an
agreement in which Sloan promised "not to have contact,
whatsoever, with H.K." for a period of four months. Oudeh
and Sloan were married within two weeks following the
expiration of that time period.
There is, of course, only one thing missing from an equation
involving two wives and only one husband; a divorce or other
type of dissolvement of marriage. And while the Islamic
faith and tradition allows for multiple wives, the laws
of North Carolina do not.
H.K. maintains she is still married, if not by the state
of North Carolina, certainly by her faith, which
apparently matters less in this society than it once did.
In an earlier interview, H.K., who is a devout Muslim,
believed the marriage was legal in every sense of the
word and meaning. If the marriage to H.K. has any validity,
Oudeh is practicing bigamy. Contacted recently, H.K. said
she did not wish to comment further on the matter.
But Oudeh seems to have found some measure of immunity from
scrutiny. He operates the most popular medical facility in
Dunn, is famous locally for his philanthropic acts, is
well-liked by Democratic Party officials and is huge
advertiser in the town's only newspaper, the Daily Record,
which, has refused to investigate his shenanigans.
On top of all that, Oudeh was a popular mayor of Dunn.
But he is now running for the state's General Assembly, for
an office that will give him a great deal of power in the
Democratically-legislature (the Democratic Party has
controlled both chambers of North Carolina's General
Assembly almost since its inception).
Betrayal of Shi'ism: Hazrat Ali, r.a.
and Imam Hussain would be shocked.
Introducing Nouri al-Maliki,
the U.S.-Installed "Prime Minister" of Iraq
Nouri al-Maliki is from the Da'wa Party, a
Shi'ite grouping in Iraq. The Islamic terminology of
"Dawa" is misleading because this person has nothing
to do with Islam. New Trend readers might remember
that the CIA funded a paper organization called "Iraqi
National Congress" [INC] which attempted to destabilize
President Saddam Hussain's regime but failed miserably.
Al-Maliki was a member of this INC from 1992-95.
When the American armada occupied Iraq in 2003, the CIA
set up a Committee to purge members of Saddam's Ba'ath
Party from all positions in Iraq. Again al-Maliki was
a member of this Committee.
In 1980 Al-Maliki fled Iraq to Syria after Iranian saboteurs
hooked up with the Da'wa Party to try and kill Saddam
Hussain and he hit them hard. From 1980 to 2003 Al-Maliki
lived outside Iraq and arrived in the occupied country
behind American tanks. As a result of his 23 year absence
from Iraq, he has no idea of the changes Iraq underwent,
from being Ba'athist to being Islamic. He is incapable
of understanding the forces of Jihad which are active in Iraq.
On June 13, 2006 President Bush personally visited Al-Maliki
and embraced him, branding him forever as a traitor to Iraq,
to the Arab peoples and to Islam.
Nearly 100 Killed in U.S.-Canadian Air Attacks:
Taliban avoid Thrust by 11,000 Troops
It's the most modern military machine in the world against
a tenacious Taliban jihad movement. According to CNN and
other corporate media, drones are being launched from Las
Vegas in Nevada to spot and obliterate the Taliban. From
bases in the region itself, 370 more sorties were launched
against the Taliban in 2 weeks.
Southern Afghanistan in turmoil as thousands have left their
homes to avoid air attacks. The Taliban have no anti-aircraft
guns. The U.S.-Canadian offensive has been on for 5 days.
The Canadians have claimed one successful attack in Oruzgan
province with 42 Afghans killed. The U.S. has scored twice
killing another 40-50 people. The allies claim that those
killed were Taliban but their reports indicate that they
are not sure. The wording they use is "Taliban suspects."
The Canadian report is particularly vague. It claims that
a compound was hit and "all those inside" were probably
killed. Apparently most if not all those killed in the
"successful" air attacks were Afghan civilians.
The Taliban have evaded the massive thrust by 11,000 coalition
troops, the biggest yet. NO successes have been reported.
Brent Sadler, CNN's best reporter, stayed safely at Kandahar
airport and made a dramatic play of the great offensive with
helicopters circling around, only to tell his audience that
this was only "practise."
Taliban have carried out some classic guerrilla attacks after
side-stepping the American-Canadian thrust. In Kunar province
they did a quick ambush and killed 2 U.S. troops.
[CNN June 17] In Kandahar itself they blew up a bus
carrying workers to the U.S. air base. The bus went every
day to the base carrying maintenance men. It was blown to
smithreens on June 15. [Associated Press.] Among the 10
staff killed were 4 interpreters who are essential to U.S.
movement in Afghanistan. Another 17 maintenance people
were seriously injured.
In Helmand province, an Afghan intelligence officer named
Alauddin working for the U.S. was shot and killed after he
came out of the U.S. military compound in Lashkargah, the
capital of the province. In Ghazni province a close associate
of a Northern Alliance leader working with the U.S. was
abducted and killed. [APP June 16.]
IRAQ: Full Scale Fighting Resumes
[According to Congressman Murtha, there is no
electricity or running water in the ENTIRE Anbar
province, a population of two million. MSNBC June 18.]
June 18, 2006. U.S. forces are tightening their grip
on Ramadi, the biggest city [pop.400,000] in Anbar
province. The situation is developing into a disaster
for the civilian population.
More than 50 people were killed in "insurgent" attacks across
Baghdad, including 11 when a Shi'ite military troop was blown up.
June 16: At Yousufia, south of Baghdad, a U.S. soldier was
killed and two are feared captured by al-Qaida.
[June 18, the two have still not been found.]
Kuwait City: Umm Qadama, al-Zarqawi's sister, 33,
has demanded that his body be handed over to her for
proper Islamic burial. She said that as Muslims they can
only be happy that he achieved martyrdom. She said he was
fighting to free Iraq from the occupation forces and is
a martyr of Islam. She and her family have been placed
under "security watch."
Amman, Jordan: Four members of Jordan's "Parliament"
who visited al-Zarqawi's family in the city of Zarqa have
been arrested by King Abdullah's police. Human rights
groups have protested and are saying that condolences to
a family on anyone's death is not criminal or terrorism.
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