Jamaat al-Muslimeen News [Continued from June 25]
P.O. Box 10881
Baltimore, MD 21234
Voices of Muslim America Oppose Bush Administration's Policies
[Muslim delegates from various areas of the United States
gathered in Greensboro, North Carolina resolved as follows.]
[Resolution #1 against the arrests in Miami was sent to the
media on June 25.]
Resolution # 2
The Muslims of America see the Guantanamo Bay
Detention Center as a running sore on the face of humanity.
Recent deaths of three of the Islamic prisoners there
highlighted the suffering with which that facility has
become synonymous. We strongly urge the Bush Administration
to close it down without further delay.
Resolution # 3.
The people of Palestine chose Hamas as their
representatives through free and fair elections. It
does not behoove the United States to try to make Hamas
ineffective. It is certainly not in the interest of the
United States to move against Hamas especially when it is
certain that Hamas has not directed its energies against
the U.S. We say, let Hamas fulfil its role as the
legitimate and elected representatives of the people of Palestine.
Resolution # 4.
Too much blood has been shed in Iraq and
there seems to be no end in sight. People who know
the situation, such as John Murtha, D-PA, have said
repeatedly that the war is unwinnable. On behalf of
the Muslims of America, we resolve that the U.S. must
withdraw forthwith from Iraq and let the Iraqi people
decide the fate of their own country.
Islamic Agenda for America's 7 to 9 Million Muslims:
Jamaat al-Muslimeen's Invitation
In its all-day meeting on June 24, Jamaat al-Muslimeen's
Shoora [National Consultative Committee] discussed the
following thioughts, issues, teachings which will be
taken to the Muslims of America, inshallah:
1. Sura al-Balad [chapter 90 of the Qur'an.]
"Free the slave" [90:13] is fundemental to Islam.
The Qur'an says that Islam is metaphorically "uphill."
It's not an easy task. There is no Islam without struggle,
including the liberation of mental slaves.
2. Ideas of White Supremacy fuelled 400 years of
slavery in America and the near extinction of American
"Indians." Today the same supremacist ideas can be seen
at work in Iraq and Afghanistan. The ideas of racism and
dominance/inferiority are built into the education system.
3. Political Prisoners from Imam Jamil al-Amin, to
Shaikh Omar 'Abdel Rahman, to Siddique Abdullah Hasan to
Masoud Khan to Ahmed 'Abdel Sattar, to Ali Timimi and many
others are part of the family and community of Islam in
America. We are duty bound to work for their good and for
their eventual release. A Muslim who does not care for the
imprisoned leaders is not behaving like a Muslim.
4. Palestine is central to the political being of
Islam in America and in the whole world. From the
Islamic viewpoint, the liberation of Palestine is a
religious duty and there is absolutely no legitimacy
to the idea of recognition of the terrorist entity
known as Israel.
5. All Muslims are invited to boycott businesses which
support Israel. This is a peaceful form of resistance
in which everyone can join. It's a shame that many Muslims
continue to drink Starbuck's coffee and to buy Nestle's
products, among others. Jamaat has produced an
6. Imam Warith Deen Umar has appeared as an Islamic
leader for the Muslims of America. He has withstood both
intimidation and provocation. He has the ability, the
courage, the knowledge and the endurance to be an
Islamic leader. Jamaat has prepared an "information card"
about Imam Umar for distribution in numerous Muslim
communities. Help us to distribute it.
7. We welcome immigrants, including "undocumenteds,"
from Mexico, Haiti and Central/South America.
Many of them have a cultural heritage of Islam from hundreds
of years of Islamic rule in Spain. It's natural for Catholic
Mexicans to embrace Islam once they understand Sura 112 of the Qur'an.
8. Like-minded groups of Muslims which are anti-imperialist
should form coalitions in America. There are several Muslim
groups which agree with aspects of Jamaat's work. Non-Muslim
African Americans working for "reparations" are our natural allies.
Such coalition building is underway in Brooklyn, New York.
9. Funds which have no strings attached to them are
badly needed, especially to help political prisoners' families
and for the organizational activities of the Jamaat.
10. The edifice of Jewish support for Israel is built on
the Jewish "holocaust" stories. These have been subjected
to detailed criticism by scholars like David Irving,
Zundel and Germar Rudolph. Unable to face the scientific
criticism levelled by these scholars, the Zionists responded
by silencing and imprisoning them. We must study them to
understand the biggest source of support for Israel.
11. Jamaat al-Muslimeen's masjid in Baltimore has become a
successful effort and is administered by an eminent Muslim
woman. More support is needed to improve and expand it.
A New Kind of Political Organization:
Islamic Political Party of America [IPPA]
The June 24 meeting was attended by representatives of IPPA
to observe the proceedings of Jamaat's Shoora and to come
up with suggestions for cooperation between the two
organizations. In a forceful presentation, the IPPA
representative said that formation of a political
party does not mean that we are getting involved with
the kafir system. We are simply trying to ensure that
Muslims are not denied their rights in the realm of politics.
The USA is our country and we must ensure that we are not
denied whatever is good in this country.
The message of the Islamic Political Party is:
--- Allah is our Lord!
--- Muhammad (pbuh) is His Messenger and our Prophet!
--- Islam is our way of life!
--- The United States of America is our country!
--- Freedom is our right!
The IPPA already has 9 chapters.
For more information or to join, go to:
or write to: IPPA, 1101 Tyvola Rd., Charlotte, NC 28217-3515
Unity Requires that Arabs befriend Africans:
First Hijra was to Ethiopia
The Islamic Center of the Triad in Greensboro, North Carolina
has expanded to three times its original size under the
leadership of Imam Badi Ali in the last few years.
On June 23, 2006 when Dr. Kaukab Siddique gave the Juma'
sermon there and led the prayers, the place was packed
with people from Arab countries as well as from Sudan
and Somalia. Here are the main points of the Khutba:
* The Qur'an and the Hadith have decreed that we should be
ONE ummah, not 56 disunited nation-states as we are now.
* Unity becomes possible when we get to know Muslims from
other countries and share their joys and sorrows. If we
only stay within our national groups, UNITY will mean
nothing more than a good feeling.
* Most important is the need for unity between Arabs and Africans.
* Solid religious reasons necessitate this unity.
* The first Hijra in Islam was to Ethiopia when persecuted
Companions of the Prophet, pbuh, took refuge in that African
coubtry. The Quraish sent emissaries to the ruler of Ethiopia,
the Negus [al-Najashi in Arabic], to get the Muslims expelled,
but when he heard Ja'far al-Tayyar, r.a., reciting from the
Qur'an about Jesus, pbuh, and Mary, pbuh, tears rolled down
his cheeks. Later he accepted Islam.
* When al-Najashi died, the Prophet, pbuh, himself led
his funeral prayers, thus laying the basis for Salatul
janaza ghaibana [funeral prayers in absentia] in Islam.
* A great struggle is on in Africa between Euro-American-Israeli
influences and Islamic influences.
* In America, we must close our ranks. Take care of those who
are weak and feel alienated.
* Communicate with your brothers and sisters, including those
who do not practise Islam properly.
* If you ignore the weaker Muslims, the enemies will manipulate
and use them against the community.
Text for the khutba: From Abu Huraira, r.a. "The Prophet, pbuh,
announced the passing away of al-Najashi on the day he died.
Then he took the people to the [central] place of prayer,
arranged them in prayer lines and said four takbeers
[for the funeral prayer in absentia]."
[Hadith, Sahih Bukhari,
Sahih Muslim, Muwatta of Imam Malik,
Sunan of Abu Dawud, Sunan of ibn Maja,
Sunan of Nasai.]
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