Jamada al-Thani 28,1427/July 24, 2006 #48
A false report about America's prisoner, world famous Islamic
scholar and leader, Dr. Omar 'Abdel Rahman [the blind Shaikh]
was circulated on July 22. We provide a correction.
Please scroll way down.
Countering the Saudi Fitnah:
The Islamic Ruling [fatwa] on Making Du'a for Hizbullah
Jamaat al-Muslimeen leader Imam Badi Ali has issued a Fatwa
[Islamic ruling] that it is obligatory on Muslims to make
Du'a [supplication] to Allah Almighty for the sucesss of
Islamic resistance, Hizbullah, which is confronting
taghoot and Zionism.
Imam Badi Ali was asked: The Saudi religious establishment has
issued a fatwa according to which making du'a for Hizbullah
is forbidden. What does Islam say about it?
Imam Ali's reply: "Muslims are ONE ummah. The Qur'an says, the
believers are none other than ONE brotherhood/sisterhood. The
Prophet, pbuh, has taught that Muslims are like ONE body. If one
part of it is hurt, then the entire body must respond. Making
du'a for the success of the Islamic resistance, Hizbullah,
against the Zionists is not only NATURAL for Muslims, but it is
obligatory in a situation of war. The Saudi "fatwa" is NOT
Islamic. It is a FITNAH meant to divide the Ummah and to help
the enemies of Islam. It is obvious that the U.S. is opposing a
cease fire and is re-supplying Israel with weapons. The purpose
is to give Israel the maximum opportunity to hit Hizbullah. In
the circumstances, the entire Muslim world must stand by the
Islamic resistance, Hizbullah, and not be divided along sectarian
lines as the enemies of Islam want us to be."
U.S. Media Censored demonstrations around the world against
Israel and the U.S.
to our report below.
History in the Making: Israeli Terror Group IDF Fears Hizbullah
Israel Stuck at Lebanon Border:
Small Islamic Forces too Strong for Jews after 12 Days of War
[New Trend Special Report]
Israel's arrogant claims of quick victory are starting to evaporate.
The Israelis had everything on their side but couldn't win.
Note the imbalance:
1. Israel has the most powerful air force in the Middle East.
Hizbullah has NO air force.
2. Israel is using the most powerful artillery in the world, 155 mm.
Hizbullah has no heavy artillery.
3. Israel has columns of tanks. Hizbullah has no tanks.
4. Israel has unlimited resupply of ammunition and weapons at its
disposal from the U.S.A. Hizbullah has none other than the black
market and smuggled small arms.
5. Even in numbers, the Jewish Israeli terror group IDF is about
FIVE times Hizbullah.
For four days, Israeli terror groups hammered away at the tiny
border village of Maroun al-Ras. Hizbullah's small arms fire
brought down hellfire missiles from Israeli drones. Three Israeli
tanks were blown up by Islamic RPGs and 7 Israeli soldiers were
killed. Finally the village's THREE defenders were also killed
and the Israelis "took' the village. [July 23]. The Israelis
then withdrew, fearful of Hizbullah counterattacks.
Meanwhile, Israeli terror groups in the latest American jet
fighters are roaming the skies of Lebanon bringing death and
destruction to civilians and blowing up the Lebanese
infrastructure to put an end to Lebanon's prosperity.
The Lebanese Christian paper Star reports [July 22] that
138 civilians have been killed in Israeli air raids on the city
of Tyre. Of these 56 were CHILDREN.
Israeli soldiers, however brave they might be against the
unarmed children of Gaza, are dead scared of Hizbullah.
Israel is now [July 23] saying that NATO should send its
troops to South Lebanon.
Three days back, Israeli terror group known as the Israeli
air force dropped 23 TONS of bombs in Beirut in an attempt
to kill Shaikh Nasarallah and the entire Islamic resistance
leadership. The attempt was a total failure. TERRORISM in
its most brutal form, as practiced by the Israeli, U.S. and
U.K. air forces, always wants to eliminate the leadership
of the Muslims to put an end to Islamic resistance. By
contrast, the Israelis complain that three of their soldiers
were "kidnapped" [as if the Jewish thugs are children] from
their tanks and that is "terrorism!"
THINKING OUTSIDE the BOX by Kaukab Siddique, Ph.D
Going Beyond "Wahhabi" and "Shia:" We must ask:
Is a group Islamic or is it Linked to Bush-Blair-Olmert?
"There will always be a group of my Ummah [Muslims], who will be clearly following truth and justice, unfazed by those who want to harm them, until Allah's Command comes while they are on this path." [Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, Hadith, Sahih Muslim, #3544]
In 2002, Stephen Schwartz published a book titled:
The Two Faces of Islam in which he broke all records for
the repetition of the word 'wahhabi' Sis. Bilquis [North Carolina]
sent me Schwartz' book because she saw he had misused and skewed
some of my writings for his purposes. I soon realized that
Schwartz was writing outright lies when I noted that he was
accusing Maulana Maudoodi and Syed Qutb of being "wahhabies."
So I did some research on people and groups being labelled
"wahhabi" by Schwartz and other Zionists and their camp
followers. Here are the astounding results of my research.
The distinction is becoming very clear. It has to be based on
BEHAVIOR, not on sect or claims of belief. The Muslim world
hails Shaikh Nasrallah while it condemns Nuri al-Maliki. The
fighting is bringing out the reality.
No real Muslim group anywhere in the world calls itself 'wahhabi.'
The founder of the modern Islamic movement in Arabia who is
targeted by Schwartz and others was named Muhammad ibn Abdul
Wahhab, not "wahhab" which is one of the names of Allah. The
current Saudi regime has nothing to do with the original
movement of ibn Abdul Wahhab which was wiped out in a most
shameful and ruthless manner by Egyptian mercenaries backed
by Turkey. [Ibn Abdul Wahhab lived from 1703 to 1792.]
Most people in Arabia, including Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab,
follow/followed the Hanbali school of thought and can be
called Hanbali but certainly nor "wahhabi."
The Islamic awakening in Arabia set off by Ibn Abdul Wahhab
impacted the whole Muslim world.
Its most important characteristic, and central teaching, is
that Muslims must not ASSOCIATE others with Allah and must
seek guidance DIRECTLY from the Qur'an and the Ahadith of
the last of Prophets and Messengers, Muhammad, peace be on
him, not from "saints," graves" and "holy individuals." He
saw innovations being brought into Islam and opposed them.
In every Muslim country, the only way Islam can become powerful
is by way of return to the Qur'an and the authentic Hadith.
The enemies of Islam have labeled this process 'wahhabism.'
In Pakistan, India and Bangladesh the Ahle Hadith movement
has become a great force for the revival of authentic Islam by
its emphasis on the interpretation of the Qur'an primarily by
the Ahadith of the Prophet, pbuh. The U.S. and India [as did
the British] have labeled the Ahle Hadith as "wahhabis."
"Wahhabis" as a label in the sense of narrow-minded, anti-people,
anti-woman groups as defined by Stephen Schwartz and other
Zionists, applies first and foremost to the rulers of 'Saudi'
Arabia who have named the country after their family. However,
the U.S. is the best friend of these ruler 'wahhabis,' and the
CIA guards their throne. Prince Bandar, the former Saudi
ambassador, openly drank liquor, his American friends say.
[Ibn Abdul Wahhab's teachings about women were very different
from those of the current Saudi ruling family.]
By contrast to the rulers of Arabia, others whom Schwartz
calls "wahhabis" like Osama bin Laden, Ayman al-Zawahiri,
Mullah Umar, Abu Mus'ab al-Zarqawi are strictly
Qur'an-and-Hadith oriented. They are a problem because
fight America and order attacks on U.S. targets, be it
economic targets or military ones. It's understandable
that America hates them and wants to kill them [and actually
killed al-Zarqawi]. However, such hate does not make these
people followers of a sect, or criminals, as Schwartz would
have us believe. They are simply enemies of America.
Now we come to the issue of SHIAS. Again, we see a
process by which Shi'as are going back to the original
teachings of Muhammad, pbuh. Most of their people are
muqallidin [passive followers]. Yet increasingly,
their scholars get their ahadith from the Ahlul Bayt,
the immediate line of the Prophet, pbuh, through Ali, r.a.,
and Fatima, r.a.
Like the Sunnis, the Shias have the same problem of KHURAFAT,
absurd narrations which cannot be proven to have come from the
Prophet, pbuh, or the Ahlul Bayt. Imam Khomeini emphasized
the need to see not only NAQL, or KHABR [ basic hadith narration],
but also to use fiqh [scholarly analysis] and aql
[reason] to explain the narration.
ALI SHARIATI, a brilliant Iranian philospher, pointed out that
there are fake shias and real shias. [He called the fake ones
"safavi" or "king's lackeys" and the real ones RED Shias.]
We can see in our own times how the Shias of Iraq disgraced
themselves by supporting the U.S. invasion of Iraq. [Moqteda
al-Sadr was the exception.] Today [July 23, 2006] the
U.S.-installed Shia "Prime Minister" of Iraq Nuri al-Maliki
is leaving for UK and USA to get more support from Blair and
Bush, while the real or RED Shias are battling Israel under
the banner of Hizbullah.
It's not difficult to imagine what Imam Husain, r.a., would
have thought of Ali Sistani, Allawi, Jaafari, Nuri al-Maliki
on the one hand, and what he would have thought of Shaikh
Nasrallah on the other
Note how the Saudi rulers are having FATWAS sent out to condemn
Hizbullah? Don't forget that the Saudis also got Fatwas
[religious rulings] in favor of the first assault on Iraq. The
Saudis supported the sanctions on Iraq.
Also, remember that the Saudi rulers were great frends of the
Shah of Iran, but when the Shah was overthrown by the revolution
of the masses led by Imam Khomeini, the Saudis set up a worldwide
network of anti-Shia propaganda.
So dear Muslims! Beware! Do not be taken in by labels. Note the
behavior: Who is fighting Bush-Blair-Olmert and who is supporting
them directly or indirectly? That is what the Qur'an teaches us:
to have Taqwa, awareness of Allah and awareness of what
is going on in the world.
Jamaat al-Muslimeen [News]
Amazing News of Yemeni Teenage Sister, Haila Gabr,
who Killed her Rapist
Salaam alaikum, I haven't heard from Haila but from
a friend of hers who is out and converted to Islam
through her in prison. She is having surgery for carpal tunnel
on her hand though I do believe the true cause is TMJ from the
fall from the bunk in the county jail several years ago. It is
this that kept her from writing and doing school. Sometimes TMJ
can cause pain from neck to hand and look like something else.
Sis. Eileen [Atlantic City, New Jersey]
Activist who gave out 500 Qur'ans in Spanish :
His Son has Embraced Islam
Our congratulations to Br. Sulaiman Solano,
Jamaat al-Muslimeen Shoora member. His 20 year old son
from a previous marriage, living in New Jersey, has
embraced Islam. Br. Solano has personally given the
sublime Qur'an in Spanish translation to 500 people.
It was an extra blessing for him that his son from a time
when he was not Muslim has embraced Islam. Allahu Akbar!
African-American Islamic Activist Writes about Rap as Da'wah Tool
As Salaamu Alaikum!
Allahu Akbar! Alhamdulillah rabbil alamin!
Don't know if you remember me, but years ago we corrsponded when I
was in Lewisburg Federal Penitenary and New Jersey State Prison at
Rahway, NJ. you visited the brothers at each place once as a
guest speaker. If you can recall your trip to Rahway you became
very animated when you heard and saw the effect of some of the
brothers "rapping" with lyrics taken from the life of Prophet
Muhammad (PBUH). You had the forsight to see great potential in
this art form as a dawah tool. It is a pleasure to see that
you are still involved in dawah. Just wanted to touch
base with you. Perhaps we will again meet, Insha'Allah! If I
can ever be of assistence please do not hesitate to contact me.
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WORLDWIDE DEMONSTRATIONS against ISRAELI AGGRESSION and U.S. Support
for Israel: News Censored by the U.S. Media
CANADA: July 22, 2006. More than 10,000 people, mostly
of Arab descent but many others too, demonstrated in TORONTO.
They condemned Prime Minister Harper of Canada as an accomplice
of Israel. They called on Canadians to BOYCOTT all businesses
supporting Israel and urged Canada to impose SANCTIONS on Israel.
Some wore pictures of Shaikh Hasan Nasrallah on their shirts.
Another 1,000 people demonstrated against Israel in the
Canadian city of Montreal.
"Great Britain: There were demonstrations in several
cities against Israeli aggression. The biggest, in London,
brought in 7,000 people. They had some interesting slogans. One was:
AXIS of EVIL: BUSH-BLAIR-OLMERT. One big banner said: "We are
ALL Hizbullah." The protestors called for a boycott of Israel.
AUSTRALIA: One the other side of the world, Muslims and
their friends took to the streets in Sydney, Melbourne and
Adelaide. The biggest demonstration, in Sydney, brought 15,000
demonstrators. The demonstrators condemned Israel and its U.S.
supporters. They were led by Mamdouh Habib who spent three
years in Guantanamo Bay and was sent by the U.S. to be
tortured in Egypt by Bush's friend Hosni Mubarak. The
well-known leader of Australia's Muslims, Shaikh Taj al-Din
al-Hilali, gave the call for the impressive rally.
MUSLIM WORLD DEMONSTRATIONS:
On Friday, July 21, 2006 big demonstrations were held against
Israel and the U.S. in:
India, in the provinces of Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Hyderabad.
Malaysia [Demonstrators demanded that Israel be declared a
Indonesia [in spite of suffering from new Tsunamis].
Indian occupied Kashmir. The demonstrators came out to condemn
Israel but were attacked by Indian police forces.
Pakistan had the most widespread and biggest anti-Israel/anti-U.S.
demonstrations. New Trend will focus on KARACHI and one item
Karachi is one of the biggest cities in the world. Demonstrations
were held after Juma' outside EVERY big masjid in the city
representing a broad consensus, in spite of differences of
school of thought, against Israel and the U.S.
University and college students from Islami Jamiate Talaba
demonstrated outside 200 mosques in the city and were
joined by many from the prayer congregations. The students
burned Israeli and U.S. flags and urged Muslims to rise up
against America. They warned conspirators and General Musharraf
who had quietly prepared to recognize Israel.
The biggest gatherings in Karachi were held at Alamgir
masjid in Bahadurabad which was addressed by Asadullah Bhutto,
a Jamaate Islami leader from Sindh, at Gulshan-e-Iqbal,
addressed by Prof. Faridul Haq of Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan,
at Khori Garden addressed by Shah Turab al-Haq of Ahlul
Sunnah. Many of the demonstrators and speakers blamed General
Musharraf, MQM [Karachi's terrorist group used by Musharraf]
and the U.S. for the murder of Allama Turabi who was
leading the struggle for Shia-Sunni unity.
ONE ITEM FROM LAHORE: Syed Munawar Hasan, Secretary General
of Jamaate Islami, spoke to a large Friday gathering at
Mansoorah's Jami' masjid which is the Center of Jamaate Islami.
He said General Musharraf and other Muslim rulers are trying
to win Israel's favor by failing to express outright condemnation
of Israel's aggression. Israel, he said, using the excuse of
freeing its handful of captured soldiers, has subjected
Palestine and Lebanon to state terrorism and is being
encouraged by the U.S. He praised Hamas and Hizbullah for
understanding the common enemy and working to defeat the enemy
in spite of the differences in their interpretations of Islam.
By contrast, Musharraf surrendered Pakistan to America after
getting just one phone call from Bush, he said.
Dr. Omar 'Abdel Rahman, is ALIVE, in U.S. Prison:
Rumor of his death was not correct.
On July 22, 2006 an Arabic web site started the rumor that
the blind Shaikh, Dr. Omar 'Abdel Rahman, passed away in
prison. New Trend checked with Ramsey Clark's office, who
is the Shaikh's attorney, Ms. Lynne Stewart having been
indicted, as well as Shaikh Nabeel al-Masry who has the
legal authority to obtain the Shaikh's body. Evidently the
news is not correct.
On July 23, two Palestinian web sites stated that the
news is NOT correct. These sites are:
www.palseek.com and www.palinfocenter.com
Shaikh Omar 'Abdel Rahman is one of the greatest Islamic scholars
of our time. He got his Ph.D from Al-Azhar University, Africa's
oldest university. He memorized the entire Qur'an at an early
age and is known as Hafize Qur'an, and also memorized most of
His greatest contribution is that he brought back the concept
of JIHAD [armed struggle] to the center of Muslim consciousness.
All those who have taught Jihad in modern times are his students.
He pointed out that in Muslim countries Jihad is FARD-e-AIN
[obligatory on every Muslim, man and woman], not FARD-e-KIFAYA
[a duty which is fulfilled if some Muslims carry it out]. He
thus went against established but incorrect Muslim opinion.
His teachings on Jihad are based SOLELY on the Qur'an's text
and not on anyone's interpretation.
Dr. Omar 'Abdel Rahman is extremely eloquent and the treacherous
regime of the Egyptian terrorist Hosni Mubarak considered him a
threat. He was repeatedly imprisoned by Hosni. Finally, the
Shaikh took refuge in the U.S. The Hosni regime then colluded
with the FBI to trap, arrest, indict and convict the blind
scholar, accusing him of "terrorism."
An Egyptian intelligence officer, Emad Salem, was paid $1,000,000
by the FBI [which he admitted in court] to entrap the Shaikh
through various conversations which Salem taped. The FBI
arrested the Shaikh on conspiracy theories and had him
sentenced to LIFE and 65 years! The extra time was given
the Shaikh for allegedly calling for the death of Hosni
Mubarak, for which claim the FBI gave $100,000 to another
For 10 years, the U.S. has kept the blind shaikh imprisoned
in a little cell first in Colorado and now in Springfield,
Missouri. He is not allowed any visitors and can't talk to
his captors either because he does not know English.
The U.S. has also convicted Ahmed Abdel Sattar, the Shaikh's
translator, and his attorney, Lynne Stewart. Ahmed is being
denied visits by his family as he awaits sentencing in September.
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