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Dr Kaukab Siddique | Editor-in-Chief Jamada al-Thani 25,1430/ June 19, 2009, # 30

From Imam Badi Ali:
Spotlight: The eyes and the Heart:

Physically, we see, but spiritually often we are blind. Islam emphasizes the "heart" again and again. This is the spirit, the sense of right and wrong, the morning star in the late night. The eyes are a gift from Allah but so is the heart. If our "heart" is lost in the sea of desires, we will be lost even if we think we have eyes and can see where we are going. Let us remove the coverings, the layers of worldly distractions, so that we can truly SEE with our hearts.

See an exchange of letters on Imam Badi Ali's Fatwa in which he urged Pakistanis to support Pak Taliban and described the Pak army attacks on Taliban as HARAM and clear violations of Islam. Scroll all the way down.

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Dr. Abdulalim Shabazz and Dr. Lennell Dade Honored at Graduation Ceremony in Ethiopia

June 19, 2009: Dr. Shabazz and Dr. Dade have just returned from Ethiopia. They were honored guests at the graduation ceremonies of 20-20 Open University at Adamu, about 100 km from Addis Ababa. The university graduated 3000 students from all over Ethiopia. The graduates are so much in demand that many of them have already received jobs.

The President of the university, Bumedin Abdul-Wahhab, is Dr. Shabazz' adopted son and part of his extended family in Ethiopia. Prof. Abdul-Wahhab is a graduate of Clark Atlanta university and taught at the prestigious Morehouse University in Atlanta, Georgia for seven years.

Dr. Shabazz is Endowed Chair of Mathematics at Grambling University, Louisiana. He is an Alum of Lincoln University in Pennsylvania and was Distinguished Professor of Mathematics at Lincoln. He is very welcome and highly honored in Ethiopia.

Dr. Lennell Dade, Associate Professor of Psychology at Lincoln University, known for her support for Academic Freedom and the struggle of the people of African descent, was honored and applauded at the Ethiopian graduation ceremony.

More than 60% of the people of Ethiopia are Muslims.

National Islamic Shoora of Jamaat al-Muslimeen will meet on July 25, 2009, inshallah

Delegates from the following areas have confirmed their participation:

New York
Washington, DC
North Carolina

The Shoora is the leadership cadre of Jamaat al-Muslimeen.
In addition to the Shoora, supporters of Jamaat al-Muslimeen across the country are active in their Muslim communities. Jamaat works with concepts of organization which are very different from those of all other groups.
One cannot join the Jamaat by filling in a form or by paying a membership fee.

Joining Jamaat al-Muslimeen means giving ones heart and soul, and giving time, abilities and efforts. Agreement with the concepts of Jamaat al-Muslimeen is essential. Also, one can help the Jamaat without joining it.

The leadership cadre is, inshallah, well-versed in the struggle of Muslims in America and worldwide as well as the struggle of the American people in general. Piety, honesty, worship of Allah, the Sunnah of Muhammad, pbuh, are essential but these must emerge in the form of awareness of and opposition to oppression, exploitation and subjugation.

Shoora leaders are humble and listen to others with open minds but being humble does not mean that they can be fooled or bought, inshallah.

What Should a Woman Expect when she embraces Islam? An Example from Baltimore.

Every now and then men and women come to this masjid in central Baltimore to embrace Islam.
On June 12, 2009 after Juma' Khutba and prayers led by Dr. Kaukab Siddique , a young woman wanted to embrace Islam. The masjid was packed with people, mostly Africans, Pakistanis and African-Americans. No one left although usually most people leave after prayers right away owing to job schedules.

Dr. Siddique asked the young woman:
Have you studied Islam? [Answer: Yes!] [A sister leader in the masjid had taught her.]

Are you under any pressure of any kind to accept Islam. [Answer: No!]
Then he added:
You must understand that a Muslim woman is a very special person. She is respected and honored by the community because she is the servant of Allah. When you become Muslim you become part of the Islamic family, extending all the way from this masjid to the 1.8 billion Muslims of the world.

The Qur'an puts the woman as MOTHER second only to Allah. [Qur'an "al-arham" Ch.4:1]

The Prophet, pbuh, said: The best among you is the one who is best to his wife. [Hadith]

The Prophet, pbuh, loved his daughters and showed them distinct honor. [Hadith]

In Islam, men and women are equal within the framework of Islamic Law. [Hadith]

You must not let any man touch you or behave informally with you. [Hadith]

We Muslims believe that Allah sent messengers to ALL nations. Abraham, Moses, Jacob, Joseph, Jesus, peace be on them, all brought the Truth from Allah. You do not lose anything from Moses or Jesus when you become a Muslim, because in the teachings of Muhammad, pbuh, their teachings are completed and perfected. We believe that Jesus, pbuh, brought the Truth, and we love Jesus, pbuh.

Please say after me: I [say your name] bear witness that there is no God but the ONE God ALLAH, the Creator of the Universe. He has no partners and He has no son. And I bear witness that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah and the last of messengers and prophets.
[The sister said so.]
Now say in Arabic: La Illaha il Allah, Muhammad Rasul Allah. [The sister said so.]

[Finally Dr. Siddique led the congregation in three takbirs: Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar.] [Wa lillahil hamd.] [The new sister was then embraced by the sisters in the masjid.]

Friday, June 19, 2009: Tehran: Ayatollah Khamene'i, the spiritual leader of Iran, addressed a gathering of more than two million at the Friday [Jum'a] gathering. He analyzed and refuted the allegations of the defeated candidates. Eleven million votes for President Ahmedinajad above those of Mousavi, could not have been fabricated. He warned the agitators not to break the law otherwise they will feel the consequences. The massive crowd of historic proportions condemned the role of foreign agents with thunderous slogans of : Murg bur Amrika, burg bur Israel, murg bur Bartania [Britain].

Here is New Trend's analysis of the historic turning point in Iran.

Obama: Day 150; June 19
Iran: The Uprising of the Rich and the Westernized: U.S. Media, Iranian Immigrants and Tehran rallies Interconnected.
by Kaukab Siddique, Ph.D

To help readers understand the events of the last week in Iran, I'll go back to my last visit to Tehran on the anniversary of Imam Khomeini. The plane was full of westernized Iranians who seemed to have come directly from the Iranian population in Los Angeles but would have been equally at home in Paris. As the plane came in to land at Tehran international airport, the women in the plane suddenly whipped out head scarves from their hand bags and started putting them on. This was the "torment" they had to go through owing to the Islamic dress code in Iran.

The next day, as I travelled through Tehran, I saw similar people lining up at banks to withdraw their funds.

Gharabzadagi or westernization has been a persistent theme of modern Iranian literature. The Shah, before he was overthrown, planted pseudo-American enclaves in the major Iranian cities. Of these, the most potent has been North Tehran where the affluence is enough to sometimes outshine Beverly Hills. The revolution led by Imam Khomeini has its power base in South Tehran among the poor and the working classes.

Iran did not try to scotch the slinky rich Iranian communities. The revolution was fighting the Iraqi invasion for years. The original leadership was largely decimated by America-linked terrorists like the MKO. Their place was in some cases taken by the merchant class, represented by Rafsanjani who is definitely not a revolutionary. When the Iraqis were forced to withdrew from Iran, these elements advised Imam Khomeini to continue the war into Iraq with disastrous consequences for both Iraq and Iran. The Islamic forces suffered heavy casualties, especially outside Basra, while the westernized groups grew more organized and richer.

Thus the combination of the westernized and the pseudo-religious gave 13 million votes to Mousavi. Instead of taking this advance as a sign of democracy and freedom, these groups decided to challenge the revolutionary foundations of Iran.

The corporate-Zionist media in America played an important role. For a whole week they tried to create the impression that Iran is coming apart at the seams. Their process was as follows: The role of President Obama: The U.S. president played the role of masterly inactivity but it was very evident from his "inactivity" that Mousavi's moves would, he hoped, at the least, weaken Iran. Readers of New Trend might remember that the Israeli attack on Hizbullah and Lebanon was backed by the U.S. The plan was to elminate Iranian influence in the Arab countries. The U.S. wants to talk to Iran and even to use it, but it wants a weakened Iran. The Mousavi game was part of this process of weakening and, possibly, destabilizing Iran.

The Israeli role: The Israelis are so much against Ahmadinejad that they are willing to make [some] concessions on Palestine if somewhow the Iranian nuclear program can be stopped. Intense hatred was directed at Ahmadinejad by the well known supporters of israel in the media. Rachel Maddow of MSNBC flat out labelled Ahmadinejad a "Holocaust denier" and "theocratic dictator." [MSNBC June 16.] In zionist language these are 4-letter words.

Fawaz Gerges, a well known Islam hater and bigot, was brought on by Rachel Maddow and he declared that Iran is facing a "crisis of legitimacy." [MSNBC June 15.] Even the discredited Fuad Ajami [Johns Hopkins University] came out of the woodworks.

Advice to Iran: If my humble advice can reach Iran's leadership, I would say:
Remember Imam Khomeini's warnings about relationship with America. The softer you are on America and want to reach out to the White House, the more danger of infiltration and intervention you face. The people in power here are in ZIONIST CONTROL, literally the death grip of Jewish elites who are egging America on to war. Obama needs you to destroy the Muslims of Iraq and Afghanistan and Pakistan. You fell for it before and helped America in both Afghanistan and Iraq and now you are silent about Pakistan. This distance from the Islamic forces will isolate you and then Zionist America will strike you. They are always waiting for an opportunity. Hamas is a problem for them and by weakening you, they remove even the moral support you give Hamas. Dear Iran, if you are willing to have talks with Kuffar, with America [and thus indirectly with Israel] why cant you talk to your Islamic brothers? Why can't you talk to the Taliban and Shaykh Usama? Why not stop all this propaganda against "wahhabies." The only people who can harm Iran are the American-Zionist elites.

The facts on the ground: Mousavi did bring tens of thousands of demonstrators into the streets. This should have been seen as an expression of dissent and democracy. Instead the protestors, egged on by agitators, decided to go against the foundations of Iran's independence. The westernized class can bring even a hundred thousand people into the streets. Their numbers have grown, reinforced by the pseudo-religious "leaders" like Rafsanjani and Khatami. By contrast, Ahmadinejad can bring MILLIONS into the streets. The westernized groups should recognize their defeat and not try a coup. They won't last long if they try any such foolishness. The masses of Iran will break them and grind them into dust if it comes to the crunch.

Obama: Day 149
War News: Pakistan

U.S. Drones Hit two Pakistani villages: Three Turkish Muslims, 2 Arabs among 13 Killed

June 18, 2009: According to Pakistani Urdu language media, U.S. drones fired nine missiles at suspected encampments of Pakistani Taliban leader Mulla Nazir at two villages six miles from Wana in South Waziristan. It was a sauccessful air strike. By last reports, the death toll has risen to 13 killed and several scores of people wounded. Urdu language sources say that among the dead are three Muslims from Turkry and two from Arab countries.

Reports indicate that such attacks are counterproductive. The Waziri Taliban led by Mulla Nazir have made an alliance with the Mehsud Taliban led by Baitullah Mehsud owing to the anger against U.S. drone attacks.

U.S. observers say that these attacks are being carried out with the full consent/cooperation of the Pakistani government.

Buildup of General Kayani's Forces: South Waziristan and Bannu-North-Waziristan

June 14-19: Pakistani forces are making no headway: Pakistani ground forces are facing defeat in South Waziristan. They are hoping that Taliban defenses can be broken by the use of heavy long range weaponry. Pakistani tanks and armored vehicles have been ferried in large numbers to the South Waziristan border. For 5 days straight Pakistani heavy artillery has been pounding suspected Taliban positions while jet fighters and helicopter gunships supplied by the U.S. have been hitting Baitullah Mehsud's suspected strongholds.

In the Bannu-North-Waziristan area, the assault on the Jenikhel tribes by Kayani's heavy artillery killed at least 200 people and forced the Jenikhel Taliban to withdraw. Pakistani forces have entered the Jenikhel area.

Pakistani media are reporting new fighting in Swat, Dir, Buner and Mohmand areas. These reports are coming only through Pak military sources. The government is keeping journalists out to conceal the atrocities committed by artillery and helicopters against civilians. The number of refugees displaced by the army has reached 3.5 million.

The top islamic leaders in the Swat area, Sufi Muhammad, who was unarmed, and Maulvi Fazlullah, who was leading the armed resistance, as well as the Taliban spokesman Muslim Khan seem to have evaded the Pak army. The Pak army is spreading the rumor that they have been killed.

War News: Afghanistan:

June 19: A Taliban attack on U.S. troops in Kandahar province killed 2 U.S. troopers from its elite 1st Armored Division.
A second attack in the Kandahar area killed 5 police officers working for Karzai and wounded 2.
A gun battle between Taliban and U.S. forces is on in Uruzgan province without either side winning.

June 18, 2009: Kunduz: In this northern city, a bomb hit a construction company of the U.S. wounding 4 people. In Kandahar, another bomb hit a construction company working for Karzai killing 3 and wounding 3.

June 17, 2009; In a Taliban bomb attack in Helmand province, three NATO soldiers [from Denmark] were killed. The Danes were leading a supply convoy. British and Danish occupation troops remain on high alert in Helmand owing to frequency of Taliban attacks.

War News: Iraq

Daily Gun Battles in Mosul: Urban Guerrilla Warfare
Here is one example: [Source: German News Agency]

June 18, 2009: In a gun battle with resistance fighters in eastern Mosul, 2 policemen were killed. In another fight in western Mosul, a resistance fighter was killed and 5 were arrested.

Mosul is 400 miles northwest of Baghdad. Reports indicate that most of the city is under the control of the Islamic State in Iraq [known in America as al-Qaidah in Iraq]

Recent reports indicate that the oil rich city of Kirkuk, further north, now has a strong al-Qaidah presence with parts of the city under Islamic control.

In May, the U.S. reports 25 U.S. troops were killed in Iraq but refuses to give an details.

Iraqi Refugees in U.S.

Out of the 4,000,000 Iraqis made homeless by the invasion of Iraq, 19,000 have been re-settled in the U.S. Most of these are religious minorities and those who had become emplyees of the U.S. They are facing serious economic conditions.

Attempt to discredit Imam Badi Ali's Fatwa against Pakistan Army and in Support of the Taliban: Response by Dr. Siddique

[In addition to the thousands of Muslims in America, Pakistan, Bangladesh, UK, India and African countries countries to whom New Trend emailed Imam Badi Ali's fatwa against the U.S.-backed Pakistan army's actions and in support of the Pakistani Taliban's resistance, individual Muslims have been distributing the Fatwa. Among them is Br. Shaikh Mohomed, a Pakistani in England who sent the Fatwa to his list. From there it reached a well-known Pakistani Islamic scholar Hussain Khan in Japan who sent it to his list. On that list is one Dr. Omar Farooq in USA, who is not of Pakistani origin. He could be linked to ICNA but we are not sure. Dr. Farooq tried to oppose the Fatwa. Here is the text of his letter to Dr. Khan, followed by Dr. Khan's note and Dr. Siddique's response.


Fatwa, unless just an opinion of ANY person, should be coming from qualified religious scholar. Here neither that is the case for Imam Badi Ali nor is that National Islamic Shoora is a nationally representative organization.
This is how we misrepresent ourselves and undermine our causes.
All foreign interverntions in the world in general and Muslim World in particular needs to be opposed - actively and vigorously. However, undertaking a resistance is one thing and being vanguard of Islam is another. It is the latter thing for which Taliban cannot be supported, if we really care about the Islam of the Qur'an and the Prophetic legacy.
It is an affront to circulate this kind of "opinion" as Fatwa and to tout an organization as a national organization.
Fi amanillah
[Dr. Omar Farooq]

I am forwarding your comments to New Trend Magazine, where it was published.

Hussain Khan, Tokyo

Walaikum asalam
Dear Br. Hussain Khan

I doubt if Dr. Farooq knows anything about Imam Badi Ali. Nor does he know anything about the National Islamic Shoora of Jamaat al-Muslimeen.

He perhaps did not tell you that the organizations known as ISNA, ICNA, CAIR etc who claim to "represent" Muslims of America have confessed, in their own publications online, that they have been working for EIGHT YEARS with the FBI and still are.
It is not surprising that they cannot come up with a FATWA about the terrible suffering of Muslims in Pakistan. Their views on the Taliban are not very different from those of the U.S. government.
The last time these people gave a FATWA, they called on U.S. Muslims to give a bloc vote for Bush. Thank Allah that they have shut up after that.

Kaukab Siddique

2009-06-21 Sun 07:10:25 cdt