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Ramadan 8,1429/ September 9, 2008, #48
Jamaat al-Muslimeen's own web site is now up.
This is Jamaat's only official web site. We will not be
responsible for any other. The web site account on the
International Conference held by Jamaat al-Muslimeen
Palestinian scholar Dr. Ismail Zayid has sent us proof of
Zionist Racism in its own words:
Scroll way down
A writer quotes Islamic texts to raise the question: Did the
Prophet, pbuh, pray Taraweeh prayers? Also, are sects allowed
in Islam? Paid imams?
Scroll all the way down.
Press Release: Jamaat al-Muslimeen notes with horror the U.S.
government's attempts to strip search Dr. 'Aafia
Siddiqui when she is brought to court. On September 5,
her arraignment was put off to September 22 when she refused
to be strip searched before being brought to court.
Strip searching in American prisons routinely includes
"search" of human cavities We urge all Muslim groups, human
rights groups around the world, as well as women's
organizations, to protest to U.S. embassies and Bush regime
representatives. Readers might remember that Imam Jamil
al-Amin protested against strip searches and as a result was
placed in solitary confinement for a whole year. Before that
Dr. Omar 'Abdel Rahman [the Blind Shaikh] resisted strip
search and was severely mistreated by the prison
administration which led to protests in the Muslim world.
Strip searches and search of cavities is a form of rape and
Muslim prisoners can never accept it. Here we have a highly
educated Muslim woman being subjected to this humiliating
procedure. Zionism has taken away all sense of decency from
the U.S. "Justice" system. Hitler never treated the
For more Jamaat al-Muslimeen news,
please scroll down half way.
Muslims should Run, Walk and Eat Less
Letter: Re: Correction on hijabi Bahraini woman at the
Olympics. New Trend wrote:
"We stand corrected; still it was a great achievement to have
reached the olympics. We encourage Muslims to walk and run
and eat less. That is the Sunnah."
Shukran for printing the correction. As a former sprinter,
field and track coach, and official for almost 40 years, I
can fully appreciate the accomplishments of this sister. She
barely missed the final, and with a few adjustment to her
training regimen, inshaAllah we will see her, and
others ( 4x1 and 4x4 )in the next world games and olympics.
Dr. Mulazimuddin Rasool [Massachusetts]
New Trend urges all Muslims who are not physically
incapacitated to walk and run. We have the best examples to
follow. Ayesha, r.a., and Muhammad, pbuh, used to race each
other. [Earlier Ayesha, r.a., being much younger used to win.
Later, he started winning. See authentic Hadith] Also,
Muhammad, pbuh, walked all the way to Taif from Makka. Later
he and Abu Bakr, r.a., made the hijra on foot from Makkah to
Madina. This is the Sunnah. Where are the Muslims?
Q and A: What Does Islam say about Love?
An article by Dr. Kaukab Siddique titled "Does Islam Allow
Muslim Men To Marry Non-Muslim Women in America?" was posted
on a personal blog and received many visitors. One questioner
complained that she was going to accept Islam and marry a
Muslim but it didn't happen because his parents intervened.
She wants to know: Isn't love important and she expressed
grave sorrow for her lost love.
Response by Dr. Kaukab Siddique
Ms..... has raised a question which is central to human life.
What is love and what does Islam say about it? She also
mentions family interference which stopped the process
started in her life by love.
We must begin by accepting the fact that we are given the
ability to love by a higher power, Allah [or God for
Christians]. Without unimpaired physical, mental, spiritual
and emotional health, we would not be able to love. A great
Muslim theologian, Muhammad al-Ghazzali, gives a metaphor to
explain the way love works. On a hot day, when we take refuge
in the shade, we are pleased not only with the shade but are
thankful for the trees which provide the shade.
Thus Allah is the source of love. If our love is limited to
beings other than Allah, we are very liable to be
disappointed. Why? Simply because all that humans have is
limited and is steadily passing and withering away. Then one
day we are faced with the prospect of leaving this world and
going to another level of existence about which we know
nothing if we do not love Allah.
Allah, however, is not an idol or a limited being who can be
loved the way humans love other humans. He is beyond our
limited understanding; so he helps us to understand love and
how and whom to love. To love Allah, we must love his
creation, in particular human beings. If we do not love
humans, our claims of loving Allah are not acceptable to
Allah Almighty. We must love not only all humans but all of
Allah's creatures, from the birds in the sky to the ants in
Among the best of God's creatures are those whom He selected
to Guide humans, the most prominent of whom are Abraham,
Hajira, Moses, Asya, Jesus, Mary, Muhammad and 'Ayesha [may
Allah bless them all]. The final and perfected message of all
of these Guides was brought by Muhammad, peace be on him. If
we want to love Allah, we must love Muhammad, peace be on
him, and through him all the others who preceded him. 
If our love of Allah is established and clear, then we'll
easily see whom to select as spouse for our special personal
and sexual love.
We live in a time and age when Islam is gradually but
steadily resurgent. Among the new generations of Muslims
there are increasingly larger numbers of young people who see
their personal happiness as linked to love of Allah and
acceptance of the Way [Sunnah] of Muhammad, pbuh. However,
there is powerful resistance to this resurgence from the
established feudal, military and westernized sections of
Muslim societies. For them, their aristocracies are more
important than Islam. They often marry their children to
cousins to keep their wealth within their families and to
keep their racial-family lines [genes] "pure." They, in
particular, want to evade the the property rights which Islam
gives to women.
Islam does encourage great respect for mothers and fathers
and supports the family system, but it does not permit
parents to shape the lives of married couples.
In the choice of spouses, parents play a very important role
but it is an advisory role. The final choice has to be made
by the two who want to get married. Islam teaches that the
virgin who knows little of the world should have a wali to
advise her so that she may not be entrapped by a clever man.
However, in the final choice, the bride must choose freely
and without any pressure of any kind.
In all issues related to spousal life, the married couple is
commanded by Islam to seek guidance from the Qur'an and the
Sunnah, not from parents or relatives. In fact in
husband-wife relationships, there is no role for parents and
siblings other than that of compassion and caring.
Interference is allowed only when there is clear oppression
and violation of Islamic Law. Even in divorce, the
"... Wives have rights similar to those of husbands according
to what is equitable...." [The Qur'an 2:228], the only
difference being that women have to wait for a fixed time
before remarriage while men don't have to, and thus men have
a "degree" of advantage for biological reasons.
Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, commanded: "Surely you have a right
over women, just as women have a right over you." [Hadith,
Sunan of Tirmidhi.]
Husbands should not be taking personal, sexual, matters to
ANYONE outside the bedroom:
"On the Day of Judgment, terrible will be the situation of a
man who goes [sexually] to his wife, or of a woman who goes
to her husband, and then spread the secrets of their personal
life, outside." [Hadith of Muhammad, pbuh, Sahih Muslim]
Without acceptance of the Will of Allah by both men and
women, marriage cannot be successful and should not be
In conclusion, the four types of love human beings feel are
summarized by Imam Ghazzali thus:
i. Natural love which we have for children, parents and
ii. Sensual or physical desire which is animalistic and is
the result of sexual drives and is aroused by the physical
shape and form of the object of love.
iii. Love based on reason and understanding, such as the love
one has for poetry or other aesthetically pleasing objects
and for morally exalted behavior. This is the highest limit
of human love outside Islam.
iv. Islamic love which is rooted in the love of Allah and his
Messenger, pbuh, and prepares one for the Hereafter. Prophet
Muhammad, pbuh, taught repeatedly that in Paradise you will
be with the ones you love. [These are the Pure Companions of
Paradise repeatedly referred to in the Qur'an.] 
1. Imam Muhammad al-Ghazzali, died 1111 c.e. in Baghdad, the
greatest theologian of Islam, wrote the best discussion of
LOVE in all of Islamic literature. See his Ihya
Ulum-id-Deen, volume 4 available in Urdu and
Allama Iqbal, the Poet-Philosopher of the East, died c.e.
1938, has some of the most powerful expression of the meaning
of the highest form of love, ISHQ, in his verses about Self
2. "And among people are those who take others than Allah as
equals to Him. They love them as they should love Allah. But
those who believe are stronger in love for Allah..." [The
3. The Prophet, pbuh, asked his daughter Fatima, r.a., "Do
you love me?" She replied: "Yes." "Then," he said, pointing
to 'Ayesha, r.a., "love the one I love." [Hadith, Sunan
The blogger [name withheld] also gave good advice to the
complainant in these words:
"Allah SWT has made you true to your ‘fitra' which is the
innate sense of purity and belief in our Creator that Allah
SWT puts in our hearts.
It seems that even though you were ready to embrace Islam,
your in- laws (to be) objected on a weak account. As far as I
can remember Allah SWT says that ‘we have made links in
marriages' (across clans and tribes) (please check the post
of the ideal marriage part I or II for the
I think in your circumstances, this was more a matter of
cultural bias, or a desire to control ones offspring.
Prophet Muhammad PBUH's parents were not Muslims, and can
anyone doubt his faith or his (PBUH) being a messenger sent
as a mercy to mankind?
Belief in the unseen is essential for emaan, because
Allah SWT tells us the concept of accountability in
Akhirah and yet it is an Unseen concept.
Inshallah, you will find yourself closer to Allah SWT if you
go to your local mosque and take Shahadah and ask
Allah SWT to find you a suitable and loving mate in whose
heart Allah SWT has put love, respect and mercy for you.
Perhaps you will find someone who will be better for you in
the long run, Allah knows what is best for you and sometimes
He (SWT) withholds from you what you like, because it may be
harmful for you in the long run and because you cannot look
into the future.
So hasten to take Shahadah and Allah's mercy and
Rahmah will shower upon you, Inshallah!
ps Do keep us updated of the good new:)
SWT stands for subhanahu wa ta'ala. We urge writers NOT to
use this short hand. Allah's name is blessed enough
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Nayyar Zaidi's Case: Vendetta Against a
Jamaat al-Muslimeen is deeply concerned that Nayyar Zaidi's
case is not being discussed by the Pakistani and U.S. media.
It looks like this outspoken, veteran journalist has been
trapped by intelligence agencies out to silence him. He is
languishing in an Ohio prison. Even his own paper in
Pakistan, the daily Jang, is silent. This seems to be
a case of victimization of a writer seen as a muckraker.
Nigerian Impression of the International Islamic
Conference of August 16 in Baltimore
Salaaams to you dear Dr Sidique!
I should start by thanking you for inviting me to the peace
conference, JazakAllah! Although I was late due to
transporation issues, I was bent on getting there and I
enjoyed every bit of it. May the glory of this blessed month
bring us all a countless mercies. May Allah especially
continue to grant you more strength and energy as you
continue to strive for this Ummah. And may this year
be an even better year for NewTrend and the Ummah as a whole.
My greetings to your wife and family. Wasalam alaekum!
Br. Jubril [Pennsylvania]
Continuing Outreach in Baltimore: Jamaat al-Muslimeen
Rejects Recognition of Israel, Condemns Pakistani Bombing in
Bajaur and Swat
September 5, 2008: An eight page document was given to 75
people after Friday prayers at a masjid in northeastern
Baltimore which is largely attended by Arab Muslims with a
sprinkling of Pakistanis. Ten of the recipients were women.
The brochure listed the resolutions passed by Jamaat
al-Muslimeen's Shoora at the conclusion of the August 16
International Conference for peace. One of the resolutions
urged Palestinians to reject the so-called Two State solution
and to unite against Israel. Other resolutions supported the
new uprising of Kashmiris against Indian occupation
and condemned the mass exodus of cvilians from Bajaur and
Swat after extensive attacks by the U.S.-backed Pakistani air
force and heavy artillery.
The Shoora is also demanding that ALL Islamic political
prisoners in U.S. prisons, including Dr. Aafia Siddiqui,
the Blind Shaikh [Dr. Omar 'Abdel Rahman],
Ahmed Abdel Sattar
Imam Jamil al-Amin and Dr. Ali Timimi be released because
their trials are bogus.
Canadian Response to the August 16 Peace Conference
Greetings Dr. Kaukab Siddique,
Thank you for inviting me to the Conference. I enjoyed my
stay in Baltimore and appreciate the effort that you and the
other members made to ensure that I arrived and departed
safely. I came away impressed with the work that you are
doing in the community. I had the opportunity to meet several
people who I will remain in contact with. I have read your
online magazine and will share the information with people
Murphy Browne [Ontario]
JAM Gets Gift of Valuable Books and DVD about Israel and
Jamaat al-Muslimeen thanks Tom Compton who came to the
International Islamic Peace conference all the way from
Arizona. He donated an entire box filled with copies of a
book titled One Nation Under Israel by Andrew Hurley,
310 pages. It's a well produced, documented and educational
book which explains in unanswerable detail how the Israelis
took over America.
Mr. Compton also gave us a DVD of Charles Carlson's work
titled: "The Roots of Christian Zionism." It explains, in
part, how the Zionists tampered with the Bible to justify the
occupation of Palestine.
We have distributed some of the books and tapes already. We
are willing to send them free to readers in exchange for a
small donation to cover postage and handling. Send to: Jamaat
al-Muslimeen, POB 10881, Baltimore, MD 21234
THE BOOK ON THE WAR AGAINST IRAQ
by Husayn Al-Kurdi [San Diego, California]
The history of the US war against Iraq has been written. It
is titled "The Mother of All Battles" (ISBN #
978-0-976-3366-1-7, available from:
8130 La Mesa Blvd., PMB 436
La Mesa, CA 91941
plus $6.95 postage and handling U.S.: $12.95 outside U.S
written by the redoubtable Jeff Archer, also known as
cyber blogger Malcom Lagauche.
Many English-language volumes have been produced purporting
to be an account of US-led depredations against Iraq. None
has taken the side of the Iraqi people and their government.
None have accurately reported the extent of Iraqi suffering
and the ways and means devised to bring about the genocide
and subjugation of that land and its people. None have given
a positive account of the Ba'ath and the Resistance led by
it, something almost never mentioned anywhere in the "media",
which turn out to be mouthpieces for the war party and may
more accurately be described as "repeaters" rather than
Archer is a throwback: he is not a repeater but he is one of
the outstanding investigative reporters, journalists and
commentators of our time. He writes a column every few days
on his web-site to constantly re=prove this point. He has
actually investigated his subject, cross-checking facts and
tracking down sources of information in the course of a
rigorous hunt for the truth. To top it all off, he presents
his findings in a clear, conversational style which keeps the
reader turning the page and results in torrents of gratitude
coming his way from many readers whose media-shut eyes have
been opened as a result of his labors.
This book tells the whole story of the US war against Iraq.
It is a piece of reportage which is definitive in coverage
and unambiguous in its findings. He traces the spoliation and
destruction directed against Iraq to the advent of the Arab
Ba'ath Socialist Party and its now-martyred leader Saddam
Hussein and the social progress, independent and
anti-Imperialist, pro-Arab liberation government and society
it struggled to create, and did create until the Jewish
"neo-cons" and others had their way and ordered its
destruction. As one-time Secretary of State Madeleine
Albright said,"It was worth it", when informed of the
murder of over a million Iraqi women and children as a result
of the brutal "sanctions" policy imposed on it by the Jewish
and USA-controlled UN System.
The whole story of the Iran-Iraq war, the 1991 war to "free
Kuwait", the 12 years of blockade and sabotage that ensued,
and finally the criminal invasion and occupation of Iraq from
2003 to the present, are herein told authoritatively, from
the "inside" and with all the references attached for those
who would claim scholarship in the field. No reputable
library, whether public, scholastic or private, should be
without it. No serious course in any way related to the
Middle East, Criminal Justice, US Foreign Policy,
International Relations and Law, Contemporary History, the
Arab world or Islam can overlook it, unless they want to
adopt the hegemonic "repeater" line praising the invader and
denigrating the occupied land and its inhabitants.
Besides the excellent historical narrative, the book is
sumptuously illustrated with original photographs. In one of
them, Chicago-based journalist Ali Baghdadi is examining an
American missile which has just struck the al-Rashid Hotel in
downtown Baghdad. The appendices form a historical record
which buttresses the text, including such items as the
transcript of the pre-1991 invasion meeting between Saddam
Hussein and American Ambassador April Glaspie,
information on the Iranian activities which led to the
Iran-Iraq war, an outline of the "bargains and offers"
refused by Saddam Hussein during his captivity, interview of
Iraqis held at Abu Ghraib prison and evidence from a
US Marine Corps report showing that IRAN gas-bombed the
Kurdish village of Halabja, not Iraq as was
Jeff takes us inside the Ba'ath and gives us a true picture
of Saddam Hussein as revolutionary and resistance leader,
thinker and fighter. He gives us details on the burning of
wheat fields, the unleashing of insects and the injection of
vast amounts of counterfeit currency into Iraq. He takes us
on the "Highway of Death" as countless Iraqis and others are
massacred as they attempt to flee in 1991 and we are told of
the one-shot murder of a thousand civilians in an air-raid
shelter at Amiriyah in Baghdad. Jeff takes us back in history
and shows the genocidal continuity if US policies,
with their origins in the extermination of the "Indians" of
This is contemporary history as it should be written, by a
highly skilled, courageous and conscientious writer,
fearlessly bent on digging out the facts and letting the
consequences speak for themselves. No literate, thinking
person who cares about Iraq or the fate of the world should
be without this book, to read through and to constantly refer
to as the definitive source on its subject, which is the
front line today of the global war against the "globalizers"
and their vicious system.
(c) 2008 News International. All rights reserved.
WAR NEWS: Pakistan Violates Ramadan
4th U.S. Attack inside Pakistan while U.S.-backed Pak
troops attack Islamic villages from Within: Heavy
Retaliation near Peshawar
September 8, 2008: As we go to the press, U.S. forces in
Afghanistan launched 7 missiles across the border into
Pakistani villages near Miranshah in North Waziristan.
Numerous civilians were killed and wounded in the attacks.
Among the targets hit were the medressa [Islamic school] and
home of Jalaluddin Haqqani, the elderly resistance leader who
became famous during the Soviet occupation. His son says that
he was in Afghanistan when the missiles hit and
September 3: The most audacious U.S. attack was on the
Pakistani village of Jalal Khei in South Waziristan. Four
U.S. helicopters landed in the village at 3 AM and hit homes
where Taliban fighters were allegedly living. Numerous
civilians were killed in the attack but the ostensible
Taliban targets were missed.
Meanwhile from within Pakistan, the U.S.-armed and funded
military forces commanded by General Kayani continued to
assault Islamic villages in Bajaur, Swat and Darra Adam Khel.
Between Sept. 3-8, tanks, heavy artillery and helicopter
gunships were used by the Pak military to pound villages
suspected of supporting Islamic resistance. The people, with
few exceptions, are supporting the Pakistani Taliban. As a
result, ALL of Swat, Pakistan's scenic tourist area, has been
placed under curfew.
On September 7, in Swat's Kubl area, Taliban fighters opened
heavy fire on the army camp and police station set up in the
area. In response the Pak army opened heavy artillery fire
which hit civilian homes. In one such tragedy, a woman was
killed in her home alng with two children, 12 people were
injured. In the Kuza Bandi area people are protesting serious
food shortages produced by army curfew.
The daily Ummat [urdu language] reports that Pak
troops continued their attacks in the Darra Adam Khel area
and used a helicopter to hit a Medressa [Islamic school]
killing 2 people and injuring 10, including students. The
Kohat tunnel in the area has been closed for 10 areas by the
army, thus affecting the economy of the population.
In Bajaur, on September 8, Pak artillery continued to shell
villages named Badan, Damidola, Dabar, Mulla Syed Banda as
well as villages in the Khar area. [More than 400,000 people
of Bajaur are homeless owing to the army offensive.]
Martyrdom attack: Massive Explosion: Sept. 7: In an
attempt to take the battle to the settled areas under Pak
control, a martyrdom operator hit a police check point on
Kohat road near Peshawar. Pak investigators say he probably
wanted to attack a target in the city but was stopped at the
check point. Along with the police position, numerous shops
and vehicles in the area were also wiped out. The latest
death toll [Sept. 8] is 39 killed and 80 wounded, including
the police force but also many innocent people. A top police
officer was among those killed.
Afghanistan: U.S. Violates Ramadan
Heavy Fighting: Steadily Increasing U.S. losses:
Taliban Counterattack U.S. Pincer Movement to Trap them
September 2-8: Fighting is raging across Afghanistan as U.S.
forces try to trap Taliban fighters but find themselves under
attack. Suddenly the U.S. moved its death toll, within 2
weeks, in Afghanistan from 499 to 580. Where these 81 elite
troops were killed has not been revealed but comes in with
Taliban claims of successes. [Two NATO troops were killed on
The seriousness of the situation was brought out in a press
conference at the Pentagon on September 5 by U.S. Major
General Jeffrey Schloesser. He repeatedly assured reporters
that "we're not losing this war." He tried to rationalize the
civilian casualties caused by the U.S. air force in its
attempts to hit the Taliban. "We do not deliberately target
civilians," he said. He admitted that the U.S. is going to
need many more troops to be able to continue its operations
in Afghanistan. Some of the information the General gave
under good questioning by the skeptical reporters seemed to
be genuine and illustrative. He made these points
Latest: Sept. 7: Taliban blew up the main police station in
Kandahar city killing 2 policemen and wounding 29. A senior
police commander was among those wounded.
The armed resistance led by the Taliban numbers about 7,000
fighters [maximum 11,000]. [Compare with 90,000 NATO forces.]
Taliban are decentralized groups of fighters each with its
own Shoora. A young Taliban leadership has emerged.
Though the Taliban are the main force, they are aided by:
Hikmatyar who has his own network of families from Kabul to
the Pak border.
Haqqani's fighters who are now led by his son Siraj Haqqani.
Baitullah Mehsud and his Tehrik Taliban Pakistan who often
cross into Afghanistan.
Al-Qaidah [more in advisory capacity than in fighting].
Foreign fighters mostly from Arab countries, Chechens and
other Muslim countries.
Lashkar Taiba [LeT] fighters coming in from Kashmir
The same day an Italian military convoy was attacked by the
Taliban in western Herat. The Italians are not revealing
In Berlin, Germany, Afghans immigrants and Germans have
formed a coalition which is demanding the return of German
troops from Afghanistan. This follows an incident in Kunduz
[northern Afghanistan] when German troops panicking at fears
of a Taliban attack opened fire on civilians killing a woman
and 2 children. [Elsewhere in the area, a German soldier
Zionism & Racism. Israeli leaders' statements.
compiled by Dr. Ismail Zayid, Nova Scotia, Canada
1. "There is a huge gap between us (Jews) and our enemies not
just in ability but in morality, culture, sanctity of life,
and conscience. They are our neighbors here, but it seems as
if at a distance of a few hundred meters away, there are
people who do not belong to our continent, to our world, but
actually belong to a different galaxy." Israeli president
Moshe Katsav. The Jerusalem Post, May 10, 2001
2. "The Palestinians are like crocodiles, the more you give
them meat, they want more".... Ehud Barak, Prime Minister of
Israel at the time - August 28, 2000. Reported in the
Jerusalem Post August 30, 2000
3. " [The Palestinians are] beasts walking on two legs."
Menahim Begin, speech to the Knesset, quoted in Amnon
Kapeliouk, "Begin and the Beasts". New Statesman, 25
4. "The Palestinians" would be crushed like grasshoppers ...
heads smashed against the boulders and walls." " Isreali
Prime Minister (at the time) in a speech to Jewish settlers
New York Times April 1, 1988
5. "When we have settled the land, all the Arabs will be able
to do about it will be to scurry around like drugged
cockroaches in a bottle." Raphael Eitan, Chief of Staff of
the Israeli Defence Forces, New York Times, 14 April 1983.
6. "How can we return the occupied territories? There is
nobody to return them to." Golda Maier, March 8, 1969.
7. "There was no such thing as Palestinians, they never
existed." Golda Maier Israeli Prime Minister June 15, 1969
8. "The thesis that the danger of genocide was hanging over
us in June 1967 and that Israel was fighting for its physical
existence is only bluff, which was born and developed after
the war." Israeli General Matityahu Peled, Ha'aretz, 19
9. David Ben Gurion (the first Israeli Prime Minister): "If I
were an Arab leader, I would never sign an agreement with
Israel. It is normal; we have taken their country. It is true
God promised it to us, but how could that interest them? Our
God is not theirs. There has been Anti - Semitism, the Nazis,
Hitler, Auschwitz, but was that their fault ? They see but
one thing: we have come and we have stolen their country. Why
would they accept that?" Quoted by Nahum Goldmann in Le
Paraddoxe Juif (The Jewish Paradox), pp121.
10. Ben Gurion also warned in 1948 : "We must do everything
to insure they ( the Palestinians) never do return." Assuring
his fellow Zionists that Palestinians will never come back to
their homes. "The old will die and the young will forget."
11. "We have to kill all the Palestinians unless they are
resigned to live here as slaves." Chairman Heilbrun of the
Committee for the Re-election of General Shlomo Lahat, the
mayor of Tel Aviv, October 1983.
12. "Every time we do something you tell me America will do
this and will do that . . . I want to tell you something very
clear: Don't worry about American pressure on Israel. We, the
Jewish people, control America, and the Americans know it." -
Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, October 3, 2001, to
Shimon Peres, as reported on Kol Yisrael radio. (Certainly
the FBI's cover-up of the Israeli spy ring/phone tap scandal
suggests that Mr. Sharon may not have been joking.)
13. "We declare openly that the Arabs have no right to settle
on even one centimeter of Eretz Israel... Force is all they
do or ever will understand. We shall use the ultimate force
until the Palestinians come crawling to us on all fours."
Rafael Eitan, Chief of Staff of the Israeli Defense Forces -
Gad Becker, Yediot Ahronot 13 April 1983, New York Times 14
14. "We must do everything to ensure they [the Palestinian
refugees] never do return" David Ben-Gurion, in his diary, 18
July 1948, quoted in Michael Bar Zohar's Ben-Gurion: the
Armed Prophet, Prentice-Hall, 1967, p. 157.
15. " ... we should prepare to go over to the offensive with
the aim of smashing Lebanon, Trans-jordan and Syria... The
weak point in the Arab coalition is Lebanon [for] the Moslem
regime is artificial and easy to undermine. A Christian state
should be established... When we smash the [Arab] Legions
strength and bomb Amman, we will eliminate Transjordan, too,
and then Syria will fall. If Egypt still dares to fight on,
we shall bomb Port Said, Alexandria, and Cairo." " David
Ben-Gurion, May 1948, to the General Staff. From Ben-Gurion,
A Biography, by Michael Ben-Zohar, Delacorte, New York 1978.
16. "We must use terror, assassination, intimidation, land
confiscation, and the cutting of all social services to rid
the Galilee of its Arab population." Israel Koenig, "The
17. "Jewish villages were built in the place of Arab
villages. You do not even know the names of these Arab
villages, and I do not blame you because geography books no
longer exist. Not only do the books not exist, the Arab
villages are not there either. Nahlal arose in the place of
Mahlul; Kibbutz Gvat in the place of Jibta; Kibbutz Sarid in
the place of Huneifis; and Kefar Yehushua in the place of Tal
al-Shuman. There is not a single place built in this country
that did not have a former Arab population." Moshe Dayan,
address to the Technion, Haifa, reported in Haaretz, April
18. "We walked outside, Ben-Gurion accompanying us. Allon
repeated his question, What is to be done with the
Palestinian population [of Lydda]?' Ben-Gurion waved his hand
in a gesture which said 'Drive them out!'" Yitzhak Rabin,
leaked censored version of Rabin memoirs, published in the
New York Times, 23 October 1979.
19. Rabin's description of the conquest of Lydda, after the
completion of Plan Dalet. "We shall reduce the Arab
population to a community of woodcutters and waiters" Uri
Lubrani, PM Ben-Gurion's special adviser on Arab Affairs,
1960. From "The Arabs in Israel" by Sabri Jiryas.
20. "There are some who believe that the non-Jewish
population, even in a high percentage, within our borders
will be more effectively under our surveillance; and there
are some who believe the contrary, i.e., that it is easier to
carry out surveillance over the activities of a neighbor than
over those of a tenant. [I] tend to support the latter view
and have an additional argument:...the need to sustain the
character of the state which will henceforth be Jewish...with
a non-Jewish minority limited to 15 percent. I had already
reached this fundamental position as early as 1940 [and] it
is entered in my diary." Joseph Weitz, head of the Jewish
Agency's Colonization Department. From Israel: an Apartheid
State by Uri Davis, p.5.
21. "Everybody has to move, run and grab as many hilltops as
they can to enlarge the settlements because everything we
take now will stay ours... Everything we don't grab will go
to them." Ariel Sharon, Israeli Foreign Minister, addressing
a meeting of militants from the extreme right-wing Tsomet
Party, Agence France Presse, November 15, 1998.
22. "It is the duty of Israeli leaders to explain to public
opinion, clearly and courageously, a certain number of facts
that are forgotten with time. The first of these is that
there is no Zionism,colonialization or Jewish State without
the eviction of the Arabs and the expropriation of their
lands." Yoram Bar Porath, Yediot Aahronot, of 14 July 1972.
23. " We must spirit the penniless population across the
frontier by denying it employment... Both the process of
expropriation and the removal of the poor must be carried out
discreetly and circumspectly." Theodore Herzl, founder of the
World Zionist Organization, speaking of the Arabs of
Palestine,Complete Diaries, June 12, 1895 entry.
24. "One million Arabs are not worth a Jewish fingernail." --
Rabbi Yaacov Perrin, Feb. 27, 1994 [Source: N.Y. Times, Feb.
28, 1994, p. 1]
25. "We Jews, we are the destroyers and will remain the
destroyers. Nothing you can do will meet our demands and
needs. We will forever destroy because we want a world of our
own." (You Gentiles, by Jewish Author Maurice Samuels,
26. "We will have a world government whether you like it or
not. The only question is whether that government will be
achieved by conquest or consent." (Jewish Banker Paul
Warburg, February 17, 1950, as he testified before the
27. "We will establish ourselves in Palestine whether you
like it or not...You can hasten our arrival or you can
equally retard it. It is however better for you to help us so
as to avoid our constructive powers being turned into a
destructive power which will overthrow the world." (Chaim
Weizmann, Published in "Judische Rundschau," No. 4, 1920)
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Muhammed (s.a.w) never prayed any prayer called Taraweeh
prayer nor did he pray any prayer after the Isha prayer
except the usual nawafil prayers, which he regularly prayed
throughout the year and which for us is the Sunnah prayers
(two rakayats). But Rasool (s.a.w) always prayed Tahjath
prayers consisting of eight Rakayats and three rakayat witr.
Tahjath prayer was Fard for Rasool (s .a.w) and for us it is
sunnah. The below hadees very clearly states that Rasool
(s.a.w) never prayed any special prayers in Ramadan.
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith
Hadith 4.769 Narrated by
Abu Salama bin Abdur Rahman
That he asked 'Aisha "How was the prayer of Allah's Apostle
in the month of Ramadan?" She replied, "He used not to pray
more than eleven Rakat whether in Ramadan or in any other
month. He used to offer four Rakat, let alone their beauty
and length, and then four Rakat, let alone their beauty and
length. Afterwards he would offer three Rakat. I said, 'O
Allah's Apostle! Do you go to bed before offering the Witr
prayer?' He said, 'My eyes sleep, but my heart does
not sleep.' "
Since Tahjath was farl for Rasool (s.a.w), he prayed it as
four rakayats but we cannot pray it as four rakayats; we can
pray it as only 2 + 2 and so on and it would be sunnah for
us. Only Farl prayers we can pray 4 Rakayats at a stretch;
all other sunnah or nawafil prayers should be prayed 2
Rakayaths or 2+2 and so on. At this juncture, we should
remember that Muhammed (s.a.w) though he did not pray any
extra prayer in Ramadan, he advised us to pray as much prayer
as possible each night to the extent that if anyone wants to
pray the whole night, it is permissible only in Ramadan; in
all other months it is a must that we should sleep for some
time. And Allah is ready to pour-forth His Blessing on that
person. So, the question does not at all arise whether one
should pray eight rakayats or twenty rakayats; one can pray
as many rakayats as is possible for him. As to how this
prayer; i.e, the special night prayer in Ramadan was
innovated, the hadees below clearly explains it:
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith
Hadith- 3.227 Narrated by
Allah's Apostle said, "Whoever prayed at night the whole
month of Ramadan out of sincere Faith and hoping for a reward
from Allah, then all his previous sins will be forgiven." Ibn
Shi hab (a sub-narrator) said, "Allah's Apostle died and the
people continued observing that (i.e. Nawafil offered
individually, not in congregation), and it remained as it was
during the Caliphate of Abu Bakr and in the early days of
'Umar's Caliphate." 'Abdur Rahman bin=2 0'Abdul Qari said, "I
went out in the company of 'Umar bin Al-Khattab one night in
Ramadan to the mosque and found the people praying in
different groups. A man praying alone or a man praying with a
little group behind him. So, 'Umar said, 'In my opinion I
would better collect these (people) under the leadership of
one qari (reciter) (i.e. let them pray in congregation!)'.
So, he made up his mind to congregate them behind Ubai bin
Ka'b. Then on another night I went again in his company and
the people were praying behind their reciter. On that, 'Umar
remarked, 'What an excellent Bid'a (i.e. innovation in
religion) this is; but the prayer which they do not perform,
but sleep at its time is better than the one they are
offering.' He meant the prayer in the last part of the
night (Tahjath prayer). (In those days) people used to pray
in the early part of the night."
Here we should note that though Umar (r.a.) innovated this
practice, he also said that it would be much better to sleep
in this time; i.e., at the time when they pray the Ramadan
special night congregational prayer, and pray the Tahjath
prayer during which the people usually sleep. And we should
also note that Umar (r.a.) did not join in the congregational
prayer. For, he knew it would be best to emulate the Prophet,
who prayed only Tahjath prayers. But if one is to pray the
whole night also, it is permissible as Rasool (s.a.w) has
permitted to do so. In the below hadees, it is clearly un
derstood that during the time of Ramadan, for a few days,
Rasool (s.a.w) conducted this Tahjath prayer in the Mosque
and in congregation, but he did not make a practice of
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith
Hadith 2.229 Narrated by
Aisha(r.a) - mother of the faithful believers
One night Allah's Apostle offered the prayer (Tahjath) in the
Mosque and the people followed him. The next night he also
offered the prayer and too many people gathered. On the third
and the fourth nights more people gathered, but Allah's
Apostle did not come out to them. In the morning he said, "I
saw what you were doing and nothing but the fear that it
(i.e. the prayer) might be enjoined on you, stopped me from
coming to you." And that happened in the month of Ramadan.
We know that the congregation conducted by Rasool (s.a.w) was
during the time of Tahjath prayer as in another hadees, the
Sahabas say Rasool (s.a.w) conducted the congregational
prayer and recited long suras to the extent they feared that
the suhr meals time (pre-dawn meals) would be over.
Allah's Apostle(s.a.w) said, "When it is the last third of
the night, our Lord, the Blessed, the Superior, descends
every night to the (1st) heaven of the world and says, 'Is
there anyone who invokes Me (demand anything from Me), that I
may respond to his invocation; is there anyone who asks Me
for something that I may give (it to) him; is there anyone
who asks My forgiveness that I may forgive him?' "
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith
Hadith 8.333Narrated by
At this juncture, it is very very important to bring it to
your kind notice that praying Taraweeh prayers is allowed but
it is absolutely useless when prayed behind an Imam, who
takes payment for conducting the prayer and also behind an
Imam, who belongs to divided or segregated groups for in
either case it is HARAAM – i.e to take payment or gifts for
the recitation of the Quran or to divide Islam into different
groups – the one and only acceptable group is to be a MUSLIM
and nothing else; like, - Hanafi, shafi, Maliki, Hanbali,
JAQH, Tawheed, Shia, Sunni, etc. etc. and when Haraam is
involved then Satan is involved and when Satan is involved
you do not get any virtues for your ammals (deeds). It is far
better to pray alone or form a Halaal Jamath and pray and
benefit from the tremendous amount of virtues that Allah(swt)
gives for every good deed in Ramadan.
To conclude; pray as much as you can and do as much good
deeds as you can in Ramadan, but do not miss the Tahjath
prayers. For, Tahjath prayer is the most pleasing to Allah
after the Farl prayers. May Allah accept all our good deeds
and make us perform the good deeds with utmost ease and
Please pass it on to as many Muslims as possible.
and clarify your doubts regarding this article in thelight of
Quran and Hadees by reading the article Halaal and Haraam,
I'm 100% sure you would Thank Allah Immensely and you would
benefit Tremendously by it.
Love & regards
2008-09-09 Tue 21:16:31 cdt