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Dr Kaukab Siddique | Editor-in-Chief Sh'aban 11,1429/ August 13, 2008, #44

International Islamic Conference for Peace and Awareness:
Program for August 15

Juma Salat 1.30-2.00
Khateeb: Imam Warith Deen Umar
"The Failure of Imams in America and its Impact on International Peace"

Comments after salat by Maulana Qari Ehsanullah. "What is the essence of Islam?" [Urdu language with English translation] 2.30-3.00

Informal meeting with Imam Umar and Maulana Ehsanullah 3.00

Program for August 16 [All Day Conference, inshallah]

Qur'anic Recitation: 10 AM
Imam Qari Ehsanullah
English Translation

Message of Welcome and Unity
Imam Badi Ali

Dr. Alhaji Asheikh Ahmed from Nigeria 10.15-10.45
"Islam and Africa: Shari'a as the source of Peace and Justice"

Mark Weber: 10.45-11.15 "Consequences, for America and the world, of the US alliance with Israel."

Maulana Qari Ehsanullah 11.15.-11.45
"Oneness of Allah [Tawheed] and Oneness of all Religions in their Origins." [Urdu language with English translation]

Q and A for all three 11.45-12.15

A Political Prisoner's Mother Speaks.

Lunch 12.30-1.15
[Ms. Murphy Browne from Canada will speak during lunch time for 20 minutes]

Topic War in our cities:
[Simultaneously at 12.30-12.45, Dr. Kaukab Siddique will be interviewed, live, by the "On with Leon Show.']
Zuhr Salat 1.15-1.45

Dr. Abdul Alim Shabazz : "Racism and War: Education and Peace." 1.45-2.00

Panel : 2.00-2.30
Charles Carlson "Unraveling Christian Zionism's Roots"
Power Point presentation
Mark Glenn, "Islamic 'Extremism' May Save Western Civilization"
moderated by Dr. Siddique
Q and A 2.30-2.45

Dr. Hesham Tillawi "Islam and the Media After 9/11" 2.45-3.15
Q and A 3.15-3.30

Sis. Nadrat to introduce Ramsey Clark 3.30-3.40
Mr. Ramsey Clark "How to Avoid recurrence of wars in the Future" 3.40-4.10
Q and A 4.10-4.30

Sis. Ashira Na'im " Women's suffering: Children, drugs, crime." 4.40-4.50

Message from Br. Hodari Ali [Give Peace a Chance, GPAC] on Peace in Sudan 5- 5.15

Message from Syed Munawar Hasan [Secretary General of Jamaate Islami Pakistan] 5.15-5.30

Message from Imam Jamil Abdullah al-Amin 5.30-5.45

Message from Islamic Political Party of America [IPPA] 5.45-6.00

Du'a by Dr. Abdulalim Shabazz

Jamaat al-Muslimeen [News]
Peaceful but Uncompromising
P.O. Box 10881
Baltimore, MD 21234

"Morning Jazz"
August 13, 2008, 7.35 AM: Dr. Kaukab Siddique, live, introduced the International Islamic Conference on KPFW's "Morning Jazz" radio show which is heard in Washington, DC.
The host, who introduced Dr. Siddique, is the international peacemaker Hodari Abdul Ali, known to his friends as Br. Hodari, who has played an important role in creating understanding about the Muslims of India and about Sudan and Darfur.

Information about the International Islamic Conference on August 16 has been posted on the following:

1. DC Indymedia Events Calendar
2. Baltimore Indymedia Events Calendar
3. DC Anti-War Network (DAWN) List
4. Community Coalition for Justice and Peace (CCJP) Calendar
5. Islamica Forums Calendar
6. Muslim Link Calendar (subject to moderator approval.]

Outreach: Thanks to Jamaat Volunteers for Big Effort on August 8, 2008 to Spread August 16 Message

Jamaat al-Muslimeen Volunteers reached out to the Muslim community on August 8, introducing the International Islamic Conference for Peace and Awareness. This is done in the knowledge that though most Muslims are too leaderless and disorganized [and often scared] to attend a conference on issues of extreme relevance to our times, yet they can be influenced to be future supporters of the emerging Islamic movement.

Just about ALL Islamic centers and mosques in Maryland were covered in this effort.

The most concentrated distributions of Conference literature were in:

Islamic Center of Laurel, Maryland. [The objection to distribution was withdrawn by the administration after they saw the content of the literature.]

Islamic Center of Washington [ISWA]

Masjid Rahma [ISB]. The distribution here alone reached 210 people. We heard complaints that the juma' khutba was irrelevant to our times, extremely boring and of high school level.

Masjid Taqwa [out in the countryside.]

Masjid Noor received a bunch of flyers and we hope they will be distributed.

Masjid Salaam [downtown Baltimore].

Masjid al-Haqq [light distribution]

August 10. In PHILADELPHIA, selective distribution has been made at various masjids across the city.

On August 10, distributions were made at Islamic restaurants and shops in the Baltimore area.

In BROOKLYN, New York, on August 8, conference literature and New Trend articles were distributed at:

Masjid Khalifa [W.D. Group]

Masjid Farooq [Arab immigrants]

Islamic Da'wa Center [Shi'a brothers]

Juma' Khutba in Knoxville, Tennessee: Boycott of pro-Zionist businesses

August 1. Jamaat al-Muslimeen activist Br. Yusuf gave juma' khutba at a small masjid in Knoxville. He touched on the boycott of zionists' businesses and explained how if one Muslim is sick the whole ummah is sick. The khutba seemed a success because later most brothers shook the khateeb's hand and told him they liked what he said. Most of them were nodding as well when he was speaking. Some told him later to tone it down because speaking of boycott will cause trouble.

Study Circle in Chicago: Presentation on Slavery and its complete condemnation and abolition in Islam

On August 2, 2008 Dr. Kaukab Siddique gave tafseer of Sura al-Balad [chapter 90] of the Qur'an at a study circle in Chicago, Illinois.
Dr. Siddique said that sura al-Balad is a very early Sura and it indicates that right in the beginning the Qur'an commanded an end to slavery as part of the Islamic faith. He said that slavery is an extreme form of shirk [associationism] for which there is no place in Islam.

When Islam became a state and a poltical community in Madinah, specific sums of money were set aside in the treasury for freeing slaves. [See the Qur'an 2:177]
The Prophet, pbuh, taught that the prayer of one who enslaves a free being is not accepted by Allah. This is in Sahih Bukhari but our scholars hide the fact.

Maulana Maudoodi has shown that a distinct line must be drawn between the era of the Rightly Guided Caliphate [when Islam in its totality was implemented] and Monarchy, when the Kings started fragmenting Islam.

Dr. Siddique said: his own research shows that scholars supporting kings started interpreting the Qur'an in a way to give the idea that slavery in a "decent" form is allowed in Islam. He gave examples to show how this heresy was sneaked into Islam.

From Hadith, Dr. Siddique showed that the Prophet, pbuh, was the greatest liberator of women. The Prophet, pbuh, took specific steps to end the taking of female prisoners as sexual slaves which was a custom prevalent among the Roman Christians, the Persians and the Arabs. Again, later scholars tried to twist the Qur'an to allow their Muslim kings to indulge in sexual exploitation of female captives.

The Sunnah of the Prophet, pbuh, is that he had no slaves, male or female, and this fact is clearly authenticated in Sahih of Bukhari. The Way of the Prophet, pbuh, is decisive in understanding the Qur'an, Dr. Siddique said.

He concluded with discussion of the forms of slavery, mental and psychological, which exist in our own times.

Earlier on AUGUST 1, Dr. Siddique was permitted to give literature on the August 16 International Islamic Conference to a juma' gathering in downtown Chicago.

Very important endorsement from California

2425 E. Street, La Verne, CA91750, 909-621-9143;
Chairperson: Prof. Dorena Wright; Vice Chair: Imam Ali Siddiqui; Secretary: Connie Weir

August 10, 2008

Dr. Kaukab Siddique
Jamaat al-Muslimeen
4624 York Road
Baltimore, MD 21212


Greeting of Peace,

Peace with Justice Center of the Pomona Valley is committed to Peace in the world and it continues to promote peaceful means to resolve conflicts between groups, communities, and nations. The Board of Directors and the membership is committed to support all efforts in pursuit of peace in the world.

In this spirit, I on behalf of the Board of Directors and the membership of the Peace with Justice Center of the Pomona Valley, hereby endorse the upcoming International Conference Promoting Peace & Awareness. I also wish and pray for its success and peace in the world.

With Peace, Salaam, Paz,

Dorena Wright

Prof. Dorena Wright



Dr. Al-Arian's Trial Postponed Indefinitely

Prosecution emotionally accuses defense of carrying out personal attacks

August 9, 2008 / Alexandria, VA -
On Friday, in a pre-trial hearing which witnessed one of the single most dramatic clashes between Dr. Sami Al-Arian's attorneys and the government, a federal judge unexpectedly postponed Dr. Al-Arian's trial on criminal contempt. The trial, originally scheduled for this upcoming Wednesday (August 13th), will now be delayed until the Supreme Court addresses the appeal submitted by Dr. Al-Arian's attorneys on the lawfulness of the federal subpoena which led to the contempt charges, a process which could take several months

War News:
Israel Emboldened Georgia to attack South Ossetia

[New Trend has received information which indicates that Israel was behind the Georgian attack on South Ossetia in which large numbers of civilians and Russian peacemakers were killed. The Russians have counterattacked with great ferocity and Georgia is in serious trouble. Here is a bragging report from an Israeli paper which shows why the Georgians felt so confident.].

Jewish Georgian minister: Thanks to Israeli training, we're fending off Russia

By Haaretz Service

Jewish Georgian Minister Temur Yakobshvili on Sunday praised the Israel Defense Forces for its role in training Georgian troops and said Israel should be proud of its military might, in an interview with Army Radio.

"Israel should be proud of its military which trained Georgian soldiers," Yakobashvili told Army Radio in Hebrew, referring to a private Israeli group Georgia had hired.

Yakobashvili, Georgia's minister of reintegration, added that this training provided Georgia with the know-how needed to defend itself against Russian forces in the clashes which erupted last last week in the separatist region of South Ossetia.

Yakobashvili said that a small group of Georgian soldiers had able to wipe out an entire Russian military division due to this training.

"We killed 60 Russian soldiers just yesterday," said Yakobashvili. "The Russians have lost more than 50 tanks, and we have shot down 11 of their planes. They have enormous damage in terms of manpower,"

BBC Report: August 11, 2008 [The tragic suffering of Dr. Afia Siddiqui ignored by U.S. media] {Taken to court in a wheel chair.}

A US judge ordered that Pakistani scientist accused of links to the al-Qaeda leadership should receive urgent medical care.

Aafia Siddiqui has been charged with attempting to kill US troops sent to arrest her in Afghanistan last month. She appeared at a bail hearing in New York in a wheelchair and looking frail.
Ms Siddiqui was reported to have been shot during the arrest and her lawyers say she has not received medical attention while in custody.
One of her lawyers, Elizabeth Fink, told the judge that Ms Siddiqui, 36, should be taken out of custody and to a hospital.
"She's been here for one week and hasn't seen a doctor, even though they know she has been shot," said Ms Fink.
Another lawyer for Ms Siddiqui, Elaine Whitfield Sharp, said the defendant had been left with large stitches on her torso following surgery and could be suffering from internal bleeding.
"She is complaining of abdominal pain. She understands she lost part of an intestine," said Ms Whitfield Sharp.
US Magistrate Judge Henry Pitman granted the request for medical attention and said Ms Siddiqui should be seen by doctors within 24 hours.
Prosecutor Christopher LaVigne said that the situation was "complicated" and that Ms Siddiqui should be considered a "high-security risk" because of her alleged attack on US personnel.
Ms Fink responded by telling the court: "This is a person who can't walk".
Ms Siddiqui faces 20 years in prison if convicted, but her lawyers have dismissed the charges as ridiculous.
Rights groups say she has spent the last five years in secret US jails.

Torture claims

The US say Ms Siddiqui was married to a nephew of the man accused of masterminding the 9/11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.
The mother-of-three, an ex-student at the elite Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), did not enter a plea at a preliminary hearing on 5 August.
The FBI says Ms Siddiqui was apprehended on 17 July in the Afghan province of Ghazni by local security forces who allegedly found documents including recipes for explosives and chemical weapons in her handbag.
US army officers and FBI agents visited her in detention on 18 July, they say, alleging she seized a US officer's M-4 rifle from behind a screen before opening fire on the Americans.

Aafia Siddiqui's sister, Fauzia, calls for a fair trial
She missed, and was reportedly overpowered after being shot in the chest by US servicemen.
Ms Whitfield Sharp has dismissed the charges as "a tall story" and has said claims by the US that her client had been in hiding for several years were "not credible".
According to her family, Ms Siddiqui has not been seen since returning to Pakistan on a visit from the US in 2003.
They say she is "innocent of any crime" and deny that she has connections to al-Qaeda.
Her sister, Fauzia Siddiqui, claimed in news conference last week that Ms Siddiqui had been tortured for five years before being found by US troops.
A new date for the preliminary hearing has been set for 3 September.
Pakistan's foreign ministry has said they will continue to seek consular access to Ms Siddiqui and are "committed to bringing back all Pakistani detainees".

2008-08-15 Fri 20:57:33 cdt