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Rabi' al-Thani 2,1431/ March 18, 2010 # 12
From: Imam Badi Ali [Jamaat al-Muslimeen National Shoora]
Spotlight #1: Masjid al-Aqsa, the holiest place in Islam
after Makka and Madina, is under Israeli attack. What are
our duties as Muslims? This masjid belongs to ALL of us.
Each one of us should think about how to respond to Israel.
Send us your suggestions. Allah will hold us ALL responsible
for silence and lack of response to the Jewish entity.
Spotlight #2: Palestine, Jerusalem, al-Aqsa masjid were lost
by secularist Arab leaders. Now the coteries of secularist
leaders are claiming to speak in the name of Islam. Neither
their character nor their behavior has anything to do with
Islam, yet Fatah and other secularists talk as if they are
shaikhs and worshippers of Allah! This is the new
Interesting references regarding Zionism and Jews
by Sis. Sofia [New York city]
Author: Yakov Rabkin (Professor of History at the
University of Montreal, Canada)
Book Title: A Threat From Within: A Century of Jewish
Opposition to Zionism.
You will perhaps get the gist/list of Zionism's goals
(since its beginning in the 19th century when its leaders
began contacting world leaders to push their goals for a
homeland for Jews in Palestine) as being three: grab land,
control and power.(please verify this from the book -- which
I have not read, although I did attend the lecture of this
author at Columbia University (Seminary)) regarding this
You will need to verify these facts: One Jewish "friend" of
US President Truman seemed to have convinced the President
to allow Jews to settle in Palestine--the same US President
who --with an eighth grade education managed to get elected
as President and who went on to drop atomic bombs on
innocent civilians of two cities in Japan and who created
the United Nations.
You might already be familiar with the above and with this
M. Shahid Alam's book: Israeli Exceptionalism: The
Destabilizing Logic of Zionism (Palgrave Macmillan, Pub.
The Ummah Concept.
On March 19: Rally Globally against Israeli moves on
al-Aqsa: Top Islamic Leader's Call from Pakistan
European Union's Support for Israel Violates Moral Norms:
Gaza Suffering Ignored
by Shamsuddin to New Trend [From Lahore, Pakistan]
LAHORE, Mar. 17: The Jamaat e Islami chief Syed Munawar
Hasan has appealed to the Muslims all over the world to
rally on Friday March 19, against the Zionist plan to
demolish the Al Aqsa masjid and build Solomon Temple at its
site expressing solidarity with the Palestinians rendering
unparalleled sacrifices for this cause.
In a press statement he said that the Zionists had embarked
upon their malicious plan and had already started the
construction of a temple near the Al- Aqsa mosque.
The liberation of Al Aqsa is a part of faith with every
Muslim as the site of Isra or the Holy Prophet's ascent to
the heavens has been under Zionist occupation for the last
62 years, he said. Our Palestinian brothers had been facing
untold hardships all these years and despite Israeli
atrocities, the Palestinians movement had gained momentum
during the last 22 years. Israel's brutalities on the Gaza
people during the recent years had failed to crush the
Palestinians' yearning for independence, he added.
Munawar Hasan also condemned the apathy and indifference of
the Muslim governments and rulers in regard to the
He said the Israeli authorities had opened the disputed
temple for the Zionists last Monday night due to which
tension between the Israelis and the Palestinians increased
The JI chief said the Palestinians' organizations Al-Fatah
and Hamas had condemned the opening of the disputed temple
and appealed for observing "Day of Rage" on Tuesday last
against the Israeli decision.
He said the role of the US and the European Union on this
issue was most condemnable as the European Union was fully
supporting Israel on the Gaza siege disregarding all moral
norms and human values while the Gaza people were being
denied fuel for the last four years as a punishment.
US Muslims: Victims of CAIR & MAS: Awad & Bray
Khalid Khawaja Meets Five US Muslims in Pakistani Police
US is indulging in blatant terrorism against Pakistan:
Senseless drone attacks.
Interview with New Trend
On March 18, 2010. New Trend had an extensive interview with
famous human rights activist Khalid Khawaja in Islamabad,
Here are some glimpses of the interview:
New Trend: Asalamu Alaikum Khalid Khawaja sahib. The news
about the five US Muslim youths is quite serious if the
daily Dawn of Karachi is to be believed. Dawn, which
endorses military action against Muslims, says that the five
American Muslims are being charged with terrorism in the
Pakistani anti-terror court and are facing life sentences in
prison [if convicted].
Khalid Khawaja: walaikum asalam. Pakistani media, by and
large, are sold out to the West. They have very little
I have examined the charges prepared by the government side
against the 5 kids. The charges are bogus. The 5 US Muslims
are not only innocent of the charges against them, they are
young people whom the new generation of Muslim youth should
be proud of.
New Trend: But Khalid Khawaja sahib, the daily Dawn is
saying that the 5 could get life sentences for their
connections to "terrorism."
Khalid Khawaja: The Pakistani government can bring any
charges they want but their stories are so full of holes
that they don't have a case even in the basics. For instance
they say they arrested the 5 on December 9 when the world
over their arrests were reported on December 8. The claim is
made that they wrote to a radical cleric by email. The fact
is that the cleric [whom I know] does not know English.
New Trend: Were you able to meet the kids on March 18?
Khalid Khawaja: Yes! I was barred from the court, as were
the media, but the kids cried out that they would not have
the court hearing without Khawaja! I have sent you the
letter which one of them, Rami, has written. It is the
writing of a brave and honest young man. Great injustice has
been done to them. I am filing charges against the US and
Pakistani governments for kidnaping these young men. It's an
international kidnapng. These youths came to Pakistan with
legal documents, passports and visas. Their visit was in no
way illegal. Terrorism is coming from the two governments,
not from these kids.
New Trend: My impression is that the Pakistani regime is
doing ongoing propaganda to dishearten the Muslims and to
please the Americans.
Khalid Khawaja: That is true but it is backfiring. There are
indications that the Pakistani attacks on the Pakistani
Taliban have failed.I would even say that Hakeemullah
Mehsud, the Pak Taliban leader whom they claim to have
killed, is very much alive.
New Trend: Haven't the US drones killed many al-Qaida and
Khalid Khawaja: US is carrying out blatant terrorism against
Pakistanis by firing missiles into peaceful Pakistani
villages. NONE of those killed have been al-Qaida or
Taliban. All are innocent civilians. It is shameful
brutality against Pakistanis. USA will have to face
international courts of justice for violating civilian
populations and killing HUNDREDS of innocents.
non-violent but uncompromising
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From: Sis. Ashira Na'im [Secretary General Jamaat
What does it mean: Allah created humans to Worship Him?
Spiritual Dimensions of our Shoora theme: Unite Against
Zionism & Oppression
How often do we hear the expression:"Allah created man for
one thing only: to worship him."
And how often have (you) we repeated that same expression.
What exactly comes to mind? Sometimes, we think of the 5
daily prayers as our (real) expression of worship;
Sometimes we think of our attendance at Jumah prayers as our
(real) expression of worshiping Allah. To many, worship of
Allah means Fasting the month of Ramadan, to others it means
performing the Hajj. Well, a list of the many things that we
think of as worship of Allah could go on and on. To get to
the issue more directly, let us look in the Qur'an and see
what Allah has said to us in His own words:
Holy Quran 30:30-32 (Muhammad Asad translation); emphasis
(30) AND SO, Set thy face steadfastly towards the (one
ever-true) faith, turning away from all that is false, in
accordance with the natural disposition which God has
instilled into man: (for,) not to allow any change to
corrupt what God has thus created--this is the (purpose of
the one) ever-true faith; but most people know it not.
(31) (Turn, then, away from all that is false,) turning unto
Him (alone); and remain conscious of Him, and be constant in
prayer, and be not among those who ascribe divinity to aught
(32) (or) among those who have broken the unity of their
faith and have become sects, each group delighting in what
they themselves hold (by way of tenets).
A comprehensive reading of the entire chapter will give us
an even clearer picture. Everything that Allah has created
is in accord with His Will. What about man?
Man has been given free will. But Allah says that it is a
natural disposition instilled into man by Him that man
should turn away from all that is false and not to stand
idly by allowing change to corrupt what He has created.
Before man can be effective in taking care of the
environment outside of himself, he must be in accord within
himself. That is, he must be true to his own nature
following the guidance of the prophets through revelation.
He must not just follow his own desires. He must follow The
Once we are in accord with this inherent disposition,
everyone can see it on our true face, they see it in our
character. It truly "becomes" us. And when we look like,
talk like, and act like a reasonable and God conscious human
being, we look as beautiful as the beauty that is in the
sky, the beauty of diversity in mankind's colors and
tongues, the beauty of sleep and/or rest, the beauty of
spring, the beauty of rain and the subsequent produce of the
earth; and the beauty of all the animals and other
life-forms, and this list could also go on and on.
Let us not look ugly. Ugly is FALSE. God did not create it.
How did it happen? Allah says to us in Quran 30:41
(41) (Since they have become oblivious of God,) corruption
has appeared on land and in the sea as an outcome of what
men's hands have wrought; and so He will let them taste (the
evil of) some of their doings, so that they might return (to
the right path).
No, no, don't point to someone else. Let us each point to
our self, individually, to see what it is that we have
allowed to take us away from the true representation of a
servant of Allah. This is our purpose: to be a PROOF that
the application of obedience to Allah in accord with the
nature He has placed in us coupled with the guidance in
revelation = MAN. This man is the man that Allah created.
This man is in true worship of Allah.
The man who worships Allah is not looking for a branch of
Islam. He knows that there is only one Islam and one ummah.
He will not accept something with a brand other than
MUSLIM--no adjectives before or after it. He wants for his
brother what he wants for himself. He wants to stand against
oppression of any kind. He is one with his brother/sister in
this entire world. He is not cowed down like a coward in the
face of his enemies (Zionism, materialism,imperialism etc.)
which he knows will destroy him and his children if he does
not fight back. These enemies of mankind must be put back in
their place. They should be ruled by man, not the other way
around. We have a lot of work to do. Let's prepare ourselves
to truly worship Allah. Let's be that PROOF that Allah has
promised to reward:
(2) These are messages of the divine writ, full of
(3) Providing guidance and grace unto the doers of good
(4) Who are constant in prayer and dispense charity; for it
They who in their innermost are certain of the life to
(5) It is they who follow the guidance (that comes to them)
Sustainer; and it is they, they who shall attain to a happy
It has always been my pleasure to say, "I don't care what
they say," but in my closing this article, Insha-Allah,
Allah puts it best:
H.Q. 30: 60
Remain then patient in adversity: verily, God's promise (of
resurrection) is true indeed--so let not those who are
devoid of all inner certainty disquiet thy mind! (Emphasis
Jamaat al-Muslimeen Knoxville, Tennessee
Power of Sura Fatihah: A Divine Sign During Khutba.
Western Democracy Denounced.
On March 12, Br. Yusuf Irelandi gave Khutbah in Knoxville
on the tafsir of Surah Fatihah. Here are the main
Fatihah is the greatest surah in the whole Qur'an
We use the words in Sura Fatihah in just about everything we
do daily as Muslims; for example we say Bismillah before we
recite Qur'an, eat, drink, dress, etc. And we say, "A'oodhu
Billahi minash-shaitanir-rajeem" when we have a bad dream,
have evil whispers, see a black dog, before we recite
Qur'an, hear the bray of a donkey, become angry, etc.
Salaat is not valid if it is not recited in Arabic - can not
be recited in any other language
1:2 - Means humans, jinns, plants, animals, angels - only
man and jinn will be dumped in the hell-fire because they
choose to worship false deities
Muslims have the chance of coming out of hell-fire with
intercession of Muhammad (pbuh) but hypocrites, apostates,
and heretics will be there forever because there is no
intercession for these people
1:3 - Deen means religion - the only religion acceptable to
Allah is Islam. There is no excuse of ignorance before
Allah on the day of judgment because there is no excuse for
1:5 - The straight path is Qur'an and Sunnah. We take our
deen from these and the four rightly guided Caliphs. Deen
is proper 'Aqeedah, fiqh, and manhaj. Democracy is not
manhaj; it is the religion of the Shaitan. Any Muslim who
believes in democracy has become a zindiq and a murtad.
1:7 - Ibn Kathir said the Jews have received Allah's Wrath
because they changed the books and killed the Prophets. The
Christians are the ones astray because in 325 C.E. they held
a conference in Nicaea and introduced paganism into the
religion of Jesus (a.s.) and now they worship three gods;
hence they are pagans. They have abandoned tawheed. For
this reason Islam is the only salvation for mankind.
There was a symbolic sign from the power of Allah during the
khutba: Here it is in Br. Yusuf's words:
"In the middle of the Khutbah the post man walked in. After
the khutbah, the ameer of the masjid handed me a letter from
an incarcerated brother here in Tennessee that embraced
Islam and wants to be taught true Islam. How he had the
address to the Masjid and my name, I do not know - I do not
even know the address to the masjid myself! He said in the
letter that a brother in there gave him some things to read
and my information was in his notes, so he asked the brother
if he could write me and the brother said it was fine. I do
not know who this other brother is as well. His name is
'Ali ibn Sharp (the one who wrote me).
The only thing I can figure for now is mu'jiza!
We urge all Muslims to STUDY sura al-Fatiha. The best book
is: al-Fatihah and its Significance by Shamim Siddiqui. [It
is available from New Trend.]
Uncovering the Jewish Holohoax
The Liberation of the Camps: Facts vs. Lies
Theodore J. O'Keefe - Institute for Historical Review
Nothing has been more effective in establishing the
authenticity of the Holocaust story in the minds of
Americans than the terrible scenes US troops discovered when
they entered German concentration camps at the close of
World War II. At Dachau, Buchenwald, Dora, Mauthausen, and
other work and detention camps, horrified US infantrymen
encountered heaps of dead and dying inmates, emaciated and
diseased .. .. But it is known today that, very soon after
the liberation of the camps, American authorities were aware
that the real story of the camps was quite different from
the one in which they were coaching military public
information officers, government spokesmen, politicians,
journalists, and other mouthpieces.
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