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Dr Kaukab Siddique | Editor-in-Chief Ramadan 9, 1428. September 22, 2007. #73.

Please scroll all the way down to an intro to Imam Abdallah Yasin of Baytul Khaliq, Newark, NJ: Reader complains that New Trend did not know of this dynamic Islamic leader.

Words of Wisdom: Why prayers are often not heard and the world does not change.

"I swear by the One in whose hand is my life! You must imperatively support the Good and speak out against wrong-doing otherwise the Punishment of Allah will come and then you will cry out but Allah will not accept your prayer."
[Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, Hadith narrated by Hudhaifa, r.a., and collected by Tirmidhi in his Sunan.]


September 21: Sorry to say, as New Trend predicted, again and again, the war will continue regardless of what the great majority of the American people want. The U.S. Senate was deadlocked today, 45 to 45, in a vote which was meant to START THE PROCESS of withdrawal during the summer of 2008. So, summer 2008 is out even as a starting point.

An Essential Book: Recommended by New Trend's "book worm."

Black Crescent: The Experience and Legacy of African Muslims in the Americas by Michael A. Gomez,
Cambridge University Press, 2005, 385 pages.

The real value of this book is that it gives statistical information on the very high percentage of Muslims among the slaves brought by force from Africa to South and North America. It also gives evidence of the hopeless conditions under which the slaves were forced to accept Christianity. Most important are the indications he documents that the Muslim slaves continued to be loyal to Islam while outwardly pretending to be Christians.

The book also discusses the re-emergence of Islam among the Black populations of America in a very indirect and, sometimes, unrecognizable and heterodox via media of Noble Drew Ali and Elijah Muhammad. He also presents the history-changing role of Malcolm X and the impact of Elijah's son, Imam Warith Deen Muhammad, in bringing large numbers of people into Sunni Islam. He seems somewhat unforthcoming [and hostile] about the role of Minister Louis Farrakhan but admits that Farrakhan has reconstructed the Nation of Islam nearer to orthodox Islam and has, largely, repaired the rift with W.D. Muhammad.

While recommending this book, we note, as always, that we do not necessarily agree with its entire content. The book does not look at the role of Imam Jamil, Imam Musa and other outspoken African-American imams nor the negative activities of Siraj Wahhaj and Zaid Shakir working within the government-linked organization known as ISNA [the so-called Islamic Society of North America] to create the Rand Corporation's "American Islam."

Malcolm X [al-Hajj Malik Shabazz] remains the turning point in the history of Islam in America. He wanted no assimilation into an oppressive sytem. The book discusses the meaning of the word "Shabazz." With Imam Jamil, a new Malcolm X has emerged, totally following the Sunnah of Muhammad, pbuh.

INDIA's MUSLIMS: A Golden Chapter

Book received: Tuhfat al-Mujahidin: A Historical Epic of the Sixteenth Century by Shaykh Zainuddin Makhdum, translated from Arabic with annotations by S. Muhammad Husayn Nainar, 2006, 111 pages, published by Other Books, P.O. Box no. 620, New Way Building, Railway Link Road, Kozhikode, Kerala 673002, India. Email:

Very relevant for today's Islamic struggle against imperialism, this is a pioneering historical work dealing with the struggle of the Malabar Muslims against the Portuguese colonizers. Extensively annotated with more than 200 notes to clarify local backgrounds, places and people.

Highly recommended by New Trend.

Thinking Outside the Box: Jewish Version of World War II Under Scrutiny: Why non-Germans hated the Jews and loved Germany?

by Kaukab Siddique, PhD

For 62 years after World War II, the propaganda of the war against Germany continues to be presented as history. However, with the opening up of war time archives, records and diaries, quite a different picture is emerging, say revisionist scholars. Of most importance is the literature related to the suffering of the Jews. Owing to their control of the media, International Jewry and Israel made objective discussion of the war impossible and hazardous but progress is being made in real history research.

Owing to the pioneering work of David Irving, Mark Weber, Ernst Zundel, Germar Rudolf and many others, the Zionist-Jewish groupings have been put in the defensive mode. Censorship is the primary weapon used to squelch witnessing of the issues from the German viewpoint.

One of the central discussions which are emerging is that of "anti-semitism." Is this an expression of "evil in the world" or did the Jews play a certain historically verifiable role which turned people in Europe against them?

In Ukraine, for instance, many Jews worked with Stalin to wreak havoc among Ukrainian populations. Huge numbers of Ukrainians died in Stalin's collectivization projects which were spearheaded by Jews. When the German panzer units broke through the massive Russian armies in 1941, it looked like liberation had come and significant numbers of Ukrainians joined the German forces. Many Ukrainians went on the rampage and took cruel revenge against the Jews. The killings on both sides were horrendous but to attribute the killings to Germans alone is not correct. The same was true of Poland where the Soviets, with Jews in the lead, invaded and did damage to eastern Poland. The Poles, as a result, have an intense hatred of Jews which persists even today. After the World War ended, there was a bloody attack on Jews by Poles in 1946! Historic Catholic opposition to Judaism stoked the fires but war was the spark.

Similarly in the military occupation of Lithuania by the Soviet Union, the Jews worked for the Communists. Again the German Waffen SS were seen by the people as liberators with serious consequences for the Jews.

Remember that Stalin deported ENTIRE ISLAMIC POPULATIONS because he suspected, often without proof, that they were supportive of Hitler and saw Germany as a liberating force. [The Palestinians, led by Mufti al-Hussaini, too had a very positive view of Hitler which has been obscured by the impossibility of objective discussion of the war in the corporate media.]

The Second World War was not between "good guys" and "bad guys."

Germar Rudolf's book DISSECTING the HOLOCAUST is a shattering experience for those who had swallowed the Jewish version of the war [including this writer]. Rudolf, an eminent scientist, is in prison. Why? If his writings are not documenting the truth, outnumbered by the entire major media in Zionist control, why is he seen as a threat by the ridiculous German "government?"

Jamaat al-Muslimeen [News], P.O. Box 10881, Baltimore, MD 21234 [next 2 items only]

U.S. Muslims Stand with the Jena 6 [Louisiana]

September 20, 2007: There was a big rally today in Jena, Louisiana in support of six black young men whom the system is trying to convict in an incident related to sitting under a tree where only white students were allowed to sit. It reminds us of this racist system against which black people were struggling in the late sixties. We have to struggle against this system of injustice.

Really, has anything changed for the oppressed in this society where the rulers boast of democracy to the world. As Muslims while we fast in this month we must stand with the oppressed and support the Jena six. We must make the link with the struggle here with the struggle overseas. May Allah guide us and keep us steadfast in the struggle against the Power structure of white supremacy and domination in this world to free the oppressed against the forces of evil. Lets stand today with the Jena six as Muslims.
Let's us not separate from the people who are oppressed in this country.

yours in faith
Abu Talib [Jamaat al-Muslimeen]

Michael Mukasey, Zionist-Jewish judge who sentenced Shaikh Omar to prison for life, new Attorney General of the U.S!

With Israel's Ramadan "gift" to the Palestinian people, Mr. George Bush has also gave the Muslims around the world his Ramadan "gift" by appointing the retired judge, Michael Mukasay, to the post of Attorney General of the United States; a Jew who sentenced our beloved Hafiz ul-Qur'an and our noble Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman. We were in Kampala dismayed to hear this news.

Ramadan Kareem, Dr. Kaukab, Sis. Ashira', Sis. Nadrat and all other jamaat members

Mahmoud Sserunjogi
Uganda-East Africa

Letter: Re: U.S. Muslims: Innocents in Somalia: A Story of Faith and Love

May Allah reward you, your family and the family of umm Muhammad. What a touching story of faith and commitment to Allah. Put Allah first . He is sufficient.

Ramadan Mubarak

Sister Islah

Letter: Questioning Dr. Omar Afzal, Supporting Saudi System on Moon information

[From Pakistan Post list group.]

About Dr. Omar Afzal's letter I would like to point out that the Umm al-Qura calendar has been developed at the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) in Riyadh based on the modern astronomical data. It is use in Saudi Arabia only for civil purposes but for important occasions such as Holy Ramazan, Hajj etc. 'the practice of seeing the crescent with naked eye from Mecca, or more precisely, from the Great Mosque of Mecca (al-masjid al-haram) where the Ka'aba and the holy Black Stone (al-hajar al-aswad) are located - is being followed.

I noticed that the Web site of was showing the date as 1st of Ramzan but later adjusted as the beginning of Ramzan was announced by the Ulema committee. Can Dr. Afzal clarify his accusation with more details?

A Global Islamic Calendar based on astronomical calculations for appearance of crescent in Mecca is the best way to standardize Islamic dating procedures. Visibility of moon on earth by naked eye is becoming more and more unpredictable due to global warming and pollution of atmosphere due to industrialization and space exploration. But Saudi Ulema still insist on naked eye sighting of crescent at Holy Ka'aba.

Response from Dr. Omar Afzal: The Saudi system is double-faced:
This is how the trick works.

It is an old trick to convince the unsuspecting Muslims that Ummal-Qura calendar is only for "official purposes", and Saudi kingdom alwaysfollows the Qur'an and the Sunnah strictlyfor Islamic dates by 1) either sighted by reliable "witnesses" on.. or 2) by "30-days complete" Hadith.

For this Ramadan:

1. First they created confusion by asking theMuslims in the Kingdom to look for Ramadan moon on Monday, Sep. 10. as "Rajab and Sha'ban dates were mixed up."

2. When a moon was not seen on Monday and Tuesday, every one was waiting to start fasting from Wed.

3. Then came the announcement on Wed. Sep. 12 that Ramadan begins from Sep. 13 Thursday: "The crescent moon of Ramadan is not sighted anywhere in the kingdom. However, 30 days of Shaban are completed on Wed. and the Prophet (S) has said..... Therefore Ramadan begins on Sep. 13

It is an old tried practice. Ummal Qura calendar is calculated by:

The conjunction date+ The moonset after the sunset in Makka

On this calculated first date a Hilal is never sightable in Makka.

When a common man in Saudi Arabia looks to this "official" calendar and finds that it is 29th date of the month (and cares to look for the moon on his own) he cannot find a moon anywhere on the horizon (as it is at best 28th date of the lunar cycle).

Now Saudi witnesses come into the picture.

Often they claim seeing a moon even if this 29th calendar date is before the conjunction time in Saudi Arabia. The next step is for the Majlis al-Qada al-A'la. Sometimes the Majlis accept this "Shahadah" as they did last Eid al-Adha and other times ignore it.

Official Saudi "sighting" committees try their best and announce their own observation.But they are ignored most of the time and the Majlis uses them when it suits them as they did this Ramadan.

When a moon is not seen even on the 30th date of the fixed calendar, this trick comes handy for Saudi religious authorities. They use "30 days completed" Hadith to declare the beginning of the next month . They refuse to accept the fact that on the 30th evening a moon is ALWAYS seen. If it is NOT SEEN in clear skies then it is NOT 30th but 29th (or may be even 28th) of the lunar month.

Also please remember: The first date of the Jewish calendar and the first date of the Islamic month cannot coincide in Makka because the Jewish dates were fixed some 2300 years ago by the "Conjunction at Jerusalem" with 4 minor adjustments, and the Islamic date in Saudi Arabia must beginby the sighted moon. "Sighted" in Makka will always be a day behind the "Conjunction at Jerusalem).

I hope this lengthy explanation helps. Please don't hesitate to ask if something is still not clear.


Purdah and Progress Go Together in Muslim Women's Activism in Kerala, India. Qur'an and Hadith Support Women's Rights

K Hamza, Calicut, India

Today Muslim women in Kerala, India, are much better off than the women of their community in other States of India. It is because of Kerala State's highest literacy rate, 98 per cent, and their persistent fight against injustice and male –dominated rigidities.

Women in urban areas have become more conscious of offering prayer in the mosques, and almost all mosques, run by the progressive Islamic organizations, have special areas earmarked for them.

Women in large numbers participate in congregational prayers on Friday, and tharaweeh prayer in Ramadan. Some older women spend the last ten days of the Holy month for "Ithikaf" ( sitting for meditation). The general perception of the orthodox mullas is that women's entry to the mosque for prayers is as taboo and they stubbornly object to their offering prayers in the mosque.

The orthodox Ulema narrate an incident in support of their objection that once a woman approached the Prophet (PBUH) to be excused from going to mosque to offer prayers because she had to nurse her ailing infant. The Prophet told her to stay at home and offer prayer inside the confinement of her house. This hadees has been misinterpreted by the traditional mullas. Once Justice Fahima Beevi of Kerala High Court, after finishing her official tour, wanted to offer prayer at a mosque at Ullal in Kasergode. But she was turned off by Mullas. In a fit of pique, she came again with the Police escort to the mosque and offered prayer.

The rise of some Islamic reformist organizations such as Nadavathul Mujahideen, Ahle Hadees and Jama'at-e-Islami in the past century has promoted the status of Muslim women in Kerala. It is a common sight in the Malabar region which is predominantly Muslim populated that women including older ones are pouring in to listen discourses on Islam.

The Malabar Muslims who are called as Mappila, economically and educationally a backward community, are believed to be descendants of the Arab mariners who had been frequenting to the west coast for trade from the distant shores of the Middle East before Christ. Since the Arab ships were sailing on the wind power during onset of the monsoon in June to October every year, the Arabs on their arrival in the region would marry the native Hindu women on temporary basis and divorce them when they return to their country of origin. Such a temporary marriage had been prevalent in the Arab countries in the pre-Islamic era.

Admittedly, Kerala State has achieved 100 per cent literacy more than a decade ago. Kerala, with 1,058 females per 1000 males is the only State in India with a sex ratio favourable to females. The life expectancy is 70 years and infant mortality rate is the lowest (17 per 1,000).

There are now innumerable Muslim lady Doctors and Engineers in the State.

They raised their voice for securing their economic and property rights. They are well aware of the new trends and developments in the globalization, as they are enjoying unfettered access to the electronic communication and international TV channels. They have almost recovered from the traditional view of the women's duty is to bear pregnancy, give birth, rear the children and perform household chores within the confines of the home, while the man being the head of the household and the breadwinner. Thanks to the higher education and global awareness, this age-old concept has been changed. Even if that be so, Muslim women are more caring and accepting of their husbands and strict to observe Islamic tenets.

Equally noteworthy is that more and more women are turning to the purdah today without any imposition from the parents. When asked about this trend, Zeenath Begam, an Islamic activist, said that it gives freedom from the probing hands which stealthily pinch to their midriffs while traveling in train or bus.

Furthermore, it is a protecting cover for them from the hawkish preying eyes of the public. The concept that women are to gratify the collective male gaze has been changed. The Islamic dress code is being considered as a dignity of woman. The child marriage is a thing of the distant past. Muslim women have challenged the traditional decree that a girl has no say whatever in her marriage. The Prophet (PBUH) said, " Let no virgin be married without her assent, and her assent is silence". Now the marriages in Kerala are performed with the assent of the bride, be she virgin or divorcee.

Women had been enduring suppression and oppression due to wrong interpretation of Qur'an and Sunna.

In democratic India, women's representation in the local administrative bodies continues to be pathetically dismal. Arguably, there is a consensus among the Muslim jurists that the supreme leader of an Islamic State should b male, but women have traditionally been entitled to participate in "Al Baya"- electing the supreme Ruler. And also, a woman is entitled to be a judge (According to Hanefi school). During election time, it is a common sight that a number of purdah-clad Muslim women are staying in the queue to cast their votes.

Quite remarkably, highly educated Muslim women are taking active role in the emancipation of the women in general, regardless of their faith, and rendering economic and medical care to them. A few years ago, the conservative Mullas were stubbornly against the use of loud speakers, the public address system, and slaughter by machine. They were also against translating Qur'an to the local language. Now this archaic and bigoted stand has been challenged by Muslim women in Kerala. They are now well aware that they have to swim against the odds. Insha' Allah, let us hope, and pray, for their success in their endeavor.

WAR NEWS: by our Media Monitor. We check for accuracy but are always open to corrections.

AFGHANISTAN: Ramadan Began with Massacre of Civilians by U.S.

September 14: On the first day of Ramadan, the U.S. air force bombed locations in Uruzgan province killing 48 civilians and Zabul province killing 27. [Ummat daily newspaper, Pakistan.] The U.S. says that all those killed were "suspected Taliban." Observers say this may be true in the sense that the Taliban have widespread public support in these provinces.

The same day the U.S. claimed that it has arrested an Al-Qaida activist named Inayutullah who was facilitating supplies from Iran into Afghanistan. The U.S. wants to blame Iran for Taliban victories, a very far fetched story. In another clash that day, 2 Spanish soldiers of NATO were seriously wounded.

September 20: British and other NATO forces launched a major offensive against the Taliban in Helmand province. Reports indicate that the British are facing serious difficulties. For the last 6 months, they have been trying to dislodge the Taliban from Helmand province with no success. The Taliban avoid the British attack and go to another area.

September 21: In a daring Taliban attack in Karzai's capital, Kabul, a French military vehicle was blown up. At least one French soldier was killed. France's new president Sarkozy has condemned the attack as a "cowardly act."

September 20: Latest videos from Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri indicate growing confidence about Islamic victory. In his latest video, Osama, on behalf of the global Jihad movement, declared that Pakistan's General Musharraf is a kafir and Pakistanis should rise up and overthrow him. Osama declared that Musharraf's attack on the Red Mosque and Jamia Hafsa indicates that the General has left the fold of Islam. Osama added that anyone who cooperates with Musharraf is also an apostate. [The video must have taken 2 months to come out because the Red Mosque was attacked in July. His message must have reached faster on the ground because northern Pakistan has been in Jihad since July.]

The video from Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri, second in command of global jihad, as reported by AP, coming out earlier the same day shows much more sophistication. He speaks against the Sudanese government for having agreed to let UN forces enter Sudan. He also speaks about Algeria, Somalia and Africa in general. The video also shows the military leader of the Taliban, Mansur Dadallah, meeting the operations commander of al-Qaida in Afghanistan.

Yet another Internet message was released at Ramadan time by the leader of al-Qaida in Iraq, Omar al-Baghdadi, whom the U.S. had declared earlier does not exist. He has put a price on the heads of the Swedish editor and cartoonist who published an obscene cartoon of Prophet Muhammad, pbuh.

[Our analysis of these videos and messages: they indicate that the Jihad forces have successfully taken over large areas of Afghanistan and Iraq and feel comfortable enough to send out highly inflammatory messages. The U.S. is tracing them. An American woman, Laura Marshall, spotted the latest videos on Islamic web sites before they were released.]

Letter: Introducing Imam Abdallah Yasin of Baytul Khaliq Community, Newark: A Real Leader of Muslims in America

I'm writing to you in regards to one of your recent New Trend Articles, 'Subject: ISNA's Camel+Baitul Salaam+Nahr el-Bared+Algeria+anti-Hadith fitna+"young" Osama,' in which you mentioned about Imam Siraj Wahhaj & MANA, in setting up his own splinter group. "This fragmentation and COINTELPRO type of activity. Instead of joining Imam Jamil's movement, and that "Muslims of America, African-Americans in particular, already have a genuine leader in Imam Jamil al-Amin."
By joining the Salafi' Wahhabi controlled ISNA with MANA that Imam Jamil al-Amin is also affiliated with did he (Siraj Wahhaj) think African-Americans will be fooled by this game?

Well I tell you one Muslim African-American leader who is not mentioned in the mainstream of ISNA, ICNA, and any other Muslim organizations including the non-Muslim media, and who is not fooled by this game: he is Amir/Imam Abdallah Yasin, the head of the Baytul Khaliq Community/Masjid of Newark, New Jersey and who also now resides in Tuskegee, Alabama.
He is (by the will of Allah(SWT)) the 'man with the plan', one who has the vision, foresight, focus, iman, and hikmah for Muslim African-Americans and for all Muslims residing in America rather temporarily or permanently, Immigrant and Indigenous all !

He is quietly more Dynamic than any of the Muslim African-Americans today including Imam Warith Deen Muhammad, Imam Zaid Shakir, Imam Siraj Wahhaj and even Imam Jamil al-Amin who is presently incarcerated. Certainly, we would be severely hamstringing ourselves to choose someone who is likely (Allahu `Alim) to be behind bars for the rest of his life! Additionally, an empowered Islamic Leader who is "free" (sic) in this society would be more of a spokesman for Imam Jamil and all other politically imprisoned Muslims. If New Trend is really concerned about Islamic Leadership in America, particularly among African-American Muslims, they will pay heed to who he is, what he is trying to do, and give full support to Amirate-America. This support should be repeatedly given in their On-Line and Print media to show full SUPPORT to Amirate-America, for the Pleasure of Allah and the Future of Islam in America.

Please contact Amir/Imam Abdallah Yasin for an interview for New Trend Mag. To get more information and understanding of the "Man and the Plan," his email address is:

Also ask for his telephone# or do a internet conference for said interview.
Also I'm sending you his personal profile from the website.

Insha'Allah I hope to hear from you soon on this all important issue of Muslim Leadership in America during this blessed month of Ramadhan 1428 in which theGlobal Ummah also desperately needs with Khilafah/Khaleefah during this Era of Fitnah. May Allah(SWT) continue to bless you and your family during this blessed month with Mercy, Forgiveness, Health, and Wealth, Amin Yaa Rabbilb aa'limeen !

Also keep up the good work at New Trend.

Your bro. in Islam
Al-Mansur Abdur-Rahim
Cleveland, Ohio
Midwestern Ambassador of Amirate-America

2007-09-22 Sat 19:26:41 cdt