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Rajab 12, 1432/ June 25, 2010 # 26
Verse of the Week
Call to the way of your Lord with wisdom and goodly
exhortation, and have disputations with them in the best
manner; surely your Lord best knows those who go astray from
His path, and He knows best those who follow the right way.
And if you take your turn, then retaliate with the like of
that with which you were afflicted; but if you are patient,
it will certainly be best for those who are patient.
And be patient and your patience is not but by (the
assistance of) Allah, and grieve not for them, and do not
distress yourself at what they plan.
Surely Allah is with those who guard (against evil) and
those who do good (to others)
-Holy Qur'an 16:125-128
submitted by Sis. Abigail
Jamaat al-Muslimeen Shoora Theme: Unite Against Zionism
Series of Mini-Shoora Meetings to be Held: US Muslims to
Organize for non-Violent Resistance to Zionism
On July 24 [Saturday] the first of a series of mini shoora
meetings will be held by Jamaat al-Muslimeen.
The leadership of JAM has come up with this new plan of
action owing to the great need for the build up of
non-violent resistance to Zionism.
The Zionists are on the retreat. It is time for US Muslims
to push Jewish-Zionist power structure further into the
Creative tactics are needed to mobilize the Muslim
abhorrence of Zionism. The nine million Muslims of America
can become a catalyst for the transformation of America.
America should not be enslaved by International Jewry. Let
us help America to break the Zionist stranglehold in the
best possible ways.
From Imam Badi Ali [Jamaat al-Muslimeen Shoora leader] North
Spotlight # 1: The West seems to be involved in re-thinking
Israel. It sees the corrupt regimes in the Muslim world as a
greater deterrent against the rising power of Islam than
Israel. How much more damage can the US bear for supporting
Israel when Cairo and Amman are more effective?
Spotlight #2: Capitalism is on the decline. The sudden
reversals Toyota and BP have suffered indicate that the
system is sick and may not revive.
Spotlight #3: The US can see that it cannot win in
Afghanistan. How to get out? Blame McCrystal? Get a new
general? Dump Karzai? It is a dilemma.
Our America: Unite Against Zionism. Jamaat al-Muslimeen
Rally in Support of Lynn Stewart who Defended the Blind
Shaikh. First Rally July 7. Re-Sentencing on July 15
On April 9, 2002 Lynne stewart was arrested on charges that
2 years earlier she had issued a press release on the views
of her client Shaikh Omar Abdel Rahman.
In its attack on America's legal system, the oppressors
sentenced Lynn Stewart to 28 months on October 16, 2006. The
government claimed that was a lenient sentence. She was
re-arrested and is in prison.
She will face re-sentencing on July 15 and is facing 30
years. Her health is deteriorating as she is 70 years old.
[She is taken to hospital shackled hand and foot and chained
at the waist. ]
A rally in support of Lynn Stewart will be held on July 7 at
Judson Church, Washington Square, N., New York city, 6 to 10
For more information, contact Ralph Poynter :
Send letters to Sis. Lynn: at this address: Lynne Stewart
#53504-054, MCC-NY, 150 Park Row, NY, NY 10007
Rallies will also be held, inshallah, before and after the
court hearing on July 15.
Our America: Unite Against Zionism. Jamaat al-Muslimeen
Five US Muslims Sentenced to 10 Years by Pakistani Kangaroo
Court on "terrorism" Charges.
June 24, 2010: A Pakistani special court held a quick
"trial" INSIDE a PRISON in Sargodha, Pakistan, and sentenced
five US Muslims to 10 years in prison on bogus terrorism
charges. The US refused to defend the rights of the 5 US
A spokesman for the United States Embassy in Islamabad,
Richard Snelsire, said, "We respect the decision of the
Pakistani courts." But the families of the men said they
"We are not going to lose heart," Khalid Farooq, the father
of one of the men, Umer Farooq, said outside the court after
the verdict. "Such a decision is strange in a Muslim country
by a Muslim judge for innocent Muslims accused of baseless
charges of terrorism."
He added: "I am a lawyer by profession and I can confidently
say that there was nothing in this case. All documents of
the government were fabricated and evidence is fake."
[US Muslims should note that the 5 innocents were shunted
off by ICNA [of Zahid Bukhari fame], to CAIR [Hooper and
Awad] who called the FBI on them, who handed them over to
the puppet Pakistani police.---Editor]
[Khalid Khawaja, the man who stopped the 5 from being sent
back to the US to rot in prison here was murdered under
mysterious circumstances. The Pakistani regime is silent on
the murder. -Editor]
Taliba's t-Test (Uncle Tom Test). Try it on your Imam or
Our communities are not encouraging Muslims to think for
themselves. In particular, they do not encourage discussion,
questioning, or organizing against the ongoing genocide of
Muslims worldwide. A huge reason for this is a sold out
Muslim leadership. Why are they sold out? Part of the reason
may be here (in particular, see pages 6 - 9):
Is your imam or shaykh a Tom/bootlicker/bootpakh? Here are
10 ways you can determine this:
1. He encourages you not to watch the news. What can you do
about it anyway, he says.
2. He discourages you from boycotting Coca-Cola, Starbucks,
McDonalds, Sara Lee, Home Depot and other companies
supportive of/invested in Israel. He employs sophistry to
prove that their support for Israel is insignificant, or
it's not on an official level, or some such.
3. In the face of major police actions, in which huge
numbers of Muslims are killed, he encourages you to make
du'ah. Then make more du'ah. Then make more du'ah. Just make
sure you don't do anything in terms of speaking out,
organizing, protesting, picketing, educating, and especially
not conducting civil disobedience.
4. He says the best way to help a starving, bombed out,
population, eg, Gaza, Fallujah ('04), Jenin ('02), etc. is
to work on your nafs, improve your diin, increase your
nafili (or, if it is Ramadan) taraweeh prayers. Just as long
as you do nothing of practical value for the afflicted
5. He invites major killers of Muslims, eg, Madeleine
Albright to the mosque.
6. At the end of a week in which U.S. drone attacks have
killed scores of Muslim civilians, or a U.S. funded dictator
has launched an attack on a mosque or a madressa, he gives a
juma'ah khutba on the proper way to wash one's feet, the
adaab of parking in the mosque parking lot when it is
crowded, or a similar topic.
7. He hosts meetings with law enforcement officials inside
the mosque, disregarding U.S. laws governing separation of
church and state (and Qur'anic injunctions against
cooperating with oppressors, for those of us who still
believe in this antiquated idea).
8. He allows the positioning of government surveillance
cameras inside the mosque, claiming it is for the protection
of the congregation, never mind the First Amendment
9. He encourages and supports political canvassing at the
mosque for candidates of a party currently and officially
engaged in the killing of Muslims. But, when you ask him to
support a vigil for murdered Iraqi children or a fundraiser
for the families of Muslim political prisoners, he claims
that would be too political.
10. He allows distribution of handbills about carnivals,
bake sales, and the next trip to the amusement park in the
mosque parking lot, but when you attempt to distribute this
(or the New Trend, or other literature which might actually
make one think), he (or his guard dog) accosts you and wants
to know who authorized it.
- - - - - - -
Count the number from the items above which apply to your
favorite imam or shaykh. Then match them to the numbers
1 - 3 Uncle Tom-in-Training
4 - 6 The Next Muslim Condee/Colin/Barack Lookalike
7 - 10 Candidate for next Muslim Advisor to the White
War News from New Trend's Media Monitors.
Latest War News:# 1
Afghan Woman Takes Revenge After Two Years
A bad 22 Days for NATO: 80 Elite Troops killed by Poorly
From June 1 to 22, NATO has admitted 80 of its troops killed
in Afghanistan. The highest losses are US followed by
British, Canadian, Australian and French. Even the Romanians
have had two of their troops killed.
By contrast Taliban losses are negligible. Observers say
that the Taliban seem to have perfected the art of guerrilla
warfare. They keep moving, they hit NATO units when the
Europeans want to sleep, they attack the weakest units. The
people are losing their fear of NATO and sometimes openly
help the Taliban. Many of the NATO dead were killed by small
Also, our observers say that if somehow the Americans can
draw the Taliban into a conventional battle, that'll be
fatal for the Taliban because of there is no equation
between the firepower of the two sides. The Taliban have no
jet fighters, helicopters, tanks or artillery.
[Yahoo news reports that on June 22 a Taliban woman mujahid
carried out a martyrdom attack on US troops killing 2 of
them and injuring 17 of their Afghan supporters. US
journalists went to the woman's village in Kunar and found
that "coalition" troops had raided her home two years back
and killed two of her relatives. Thereafter she joined the
Taliban. The martyr's name is Alima Bibi.]
If for every NATO elite trooper killed, the average number
wounded is 4, NATO losses are becoming serious. Owing to the
use of heavy armor, NATO troops suffer few killed but more
Latest war news #2
Pakistan Admits Horrific Losses at the hands of Islamic
Forces: Asks US for $2.5 billion in new Weaponry.
Pakistani Taliban were willing to fight to the last against
Asia's best troops
Pakistani troops in the "thousands" have been killed in
battle against Pakistani Taliban all the way from Swat and
Dir to Darra Adam Khel and South Waziristan. The losses are
so heavy that they are not being revealed to the Pakistani
people. Some idea of the losses can be guaged from the
figure of 600 ISI officers and 9 Generals admitted by
Pakistani ambassador Haqqani in an interview with the
Washingto Times [June 15].
Pakistan is determined to continue fighting on behalf of the
US. The new plan is to send 100,000 troops in a new surge
into the Islamic strongholds, the Times reports. The demand
for new weaponry is specifically meant to kill the Islamic
"The $2.5 billion in arms that Pakistan has requested
includes new helicopter gunships, including AH-1W and the
Apache-64-D; armed helicopters, such as the AH-6 and MD-530
Little Bird; and utility and cargo helicopters, such as the
UH-60 Black Hawk, the CH-47 D Chinook and the UH-1Y Huey."
Our observers say that at least 10,000 Islamic civilians
have been killed in Pakistani military attacks plus more
than 2,000 Pakistani Taliban.
Military Action in Tourist Paradise Near America's Shores.
Zionist-corporate Media Ignored this Important Report.
Jamaican struggle: the crisis of imperialism
Jamaican soldiers patrol the streets of Kingston
Since Sunday May 23 citizens of Kingston, Jamaica
neighborhood, Tivoli Gardens, have been waging a fierce
struggle against U.S. attempts to extradite a man the
governments of Jamaica and U.S. have labeled one of the
"world's most dangerous narcotics kingpins."
Christopher "Dudus" Coke, 42, is native to this neighborhood
which is well known for its level of poverty and violence.
He is said to have had control of this area since 1990
amassing a "dictator" like control on the people,
trafficking guns, ordering murders, and orchestrating a drug
ring that reaches beyond the shores of Jamaica.
However, the people of this neighborhood have a different
understanding. "Dudus" has taken on the role that government
has forfeited. He has created jobs, paid for school fees,
loaned money to the residents, provided financial
assistance, sponsored community programs all in an effort to
make the suffering of the people a little better.
Because of this understanding, the people, who the media
have called "his gang," have risen up bombing and torching
several police stations and have been engaged in fierce gun
battles with the Jamaican armed forces.
These disturbances have cast an unappealing eye onto the
"One Love" island that has been a playground to benefactors
While tourists and investors enjoy the post colonial slave
service of the Africans of Jamaica, held up in the million
dollar hotels, Africans have been suffering as a result of
the neocolonial corrupt government's disregard for their
The African masses have had to fend for themselves, doing
what they must to survive and as a result are being attacked
by police armed with military style gear and weaponry. This
is the Jamaica they don't show you and one most people
aren't ready to see.
Jamaica, like many other islands of the Caribbean, is the
victim of imperialist engines, International Monetary Fund
(IMF) and the World Bank.
Although Jamaica was granted independence from its colonial
master Great Britain in 1962, most of its resources were
still controlled by foreign entities. Unemployment doubled,
illiteracy was high and 55 percent of land was controlled by
In 1972, when People's National Party (PNP) candidate,
Michael Manley was elected Prime Minister, he went about
forging new relationships with Cuba and introducing
progressive socialist policies intended to promote national
ownership and increase self-sufficiency.
Under Manley, Jamaica established minimum wage for all
workers, free education at secondary and university level,
idle lands were distributed to the peasants, control of
pricing on staple products was introduced, paid maternity
leave was institutionalized and the voting age was reduced
to 18 years old.
These policies afforded Jamaica some breathing room between
itself and foreign dominators. However, as a result of an
increase in oil prices, Jamaica would soon be within grasp
of the empire's clutches, once again.
In 1974, Jamaica underwent a severe economic crisis when the
price of oil rose from $12 to $75 per barrel. The IMF took
advantage of the situation presenting a plan geared toward
short term development by providing money to take care of
some immediate needs of the economy.
The trade off was a "capitalistic model based on free
trade...[which] was in fact designed to force Jamaica to
turn from industries which it depended on for development."
Haynes, Annabelle; "Michael Manley's foresight on the role
of the IMF in Jamaica")
Under the agreement, free zones were created (areas on
Jamaican land that exempted from Jamaican law, taxation,
custom duties on import and export and import licensing
requirements) where foreign companies like Tommy Hilfiger
and Brooks Brothers take full advantage of the lack of
Although these companies provide jobs to the jobless without
needing to adhere to the minimum wage regulations of
Jamaica, the people work for slave wages and have been
replaced by imported Chinese workers that were brought to
In addition to that, the government had to let down its
trade restrictions, opening up its market to foreign
imports. Many of these imports undercut the prices of
national goods like bananas, potatoes, and dairy, destroying
the internal economy.
Most farmers could not compete with foreign goods and as
such their livelihood was irreversibly impacted.
Results of this can be seen upon a visit to any store on the
island as the shelves are stocked with foreign goods.
Agriculture accounts for only 6 percent of the GDP, which is
much lower than most developing countries.
Sugar is still a widely farmed crop, a remnant of the
capitalist slave economy that is being exported at a cost
set by the terms of this agreement.
To top it all off, the value of the Jamaican dollar was
decreased and has never regained its market value; currently
the exchange rate is US$1 to JMD$88.
Tourism brings in the most money which accounts for nearly
66 percent of the country's GDP. School children are groomed
to be happy smiling servants re-establishing a slave/master
relationship to capitalist imperialism.
The economy of Jamaica is a result of this IMF agreement
coupled with a spineless neocolonial government whose only
interest is to appease its foreign masters, demonizing the
population while distributing wealth to a small minority.
For years the impoverished neighborhoods of Jamaica have
been war zones plagued with crime and corruption.
The people of these communities view the police as the enemy
because they murder just as maliciously as the so called
In an economy where unemployment has risen and the
government has abandoned the people for its own interest, it
is no wonder that the Africans of Jamaica have turned to the
means available to them to feed their families.
The problem does not originate from the people; instead the
problem is the lack of good governance and capitalist greed,
which created these objectionable conditions.
Under these current conditions, it is estimated that nearly
20,000 Africans emigrate from Jamaica to neighboring islands
and the U.S. every year.
Left with no other alternative than to smile and take it,
some would hope that the poor and destitute of the island
should suffer in silence.
The people are revolting to protect their friend "Dudus" who
has done more to improve their condition than the
"officials" and in doing so are taking a stand against the
U.S. and the Jamaican government.
This situation surrounding Christopher "Dudus" Cokes is one
that we must all pay attention to. Why? Because it is
indicative of a struggle that we must all make and make
people aware of.
From this point on when you look at news from Jamaica ask
yourself what has caused these conditions. The people are
fed up and are illustrating the power of the masses.
America's "Justice" System on the Roll.
Uneducated, Greedy Muslims are Easy Targets
Courtesy: The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, NY)
With thanks to New Trend reader Kwame Madden
June 20, 2010
Trial delayed in new fake terror case
by Carl Strock [by special permission to New Trend]
We are in the middle of another manufactured-terrorism case,
this one in Newburgh, and it was going very smoothly until
last week, when the presiding federal judge postponed the
scheduled trial indefinitely, ordering the government to
turn over more evidence that might be helpful to the
defense. The defendants are four petty criminals, three
black Americans and one Haitian, all of whom converted to
Islam in prison and upon their release took to frequenting a
mosque in Newburgh.
They were recruited into a fake terrorist plot by the same
wretch who a few years ago duped two Albany Muslims into an
exchange of checks for cash that could be sold to a jury as
money-laundering in support of terrorism.
The FBI is still working him. I had thought such efforts to
create terrorists in order to arrest them was an artifact of
the Bush administration, which seemed unable to distinguish
between real enemies and imaginary, but I was wrong. Here we
are with a new, supposedly more enlightened, president and
it's still going on.
The wretch is Shahed (or Shaheed) Hussain, a Pakistani who
immigrated to this country in the early 1990s and soon began
making his living in the Albany area by cheating on drivers
license exams for immigrants who knew less English than he
did. He was supposed to interpret for them but actually took
their tests for them, for substantial fees.
He got caught and faced a string of felonies, to be followed
by deportation, when the FBI got hold of him and put him to
work in exchange for keeping him out of jail and allowing
him to remain in this country. Undoubtedly a great boon to
A miserable liar and cheat who couldn't distinguish truth
from falsehood even when he was under oath in the Albany
trial of Yassin Aref and Mohammed Hossain and was trying his
best to make a good impression.
In the Newburgh affair, he presented himself in a black
Mercedes, and, in a script apparently much favored by the
FBI, let on to have a great deal of money, which he was very
free with. Also to be a radical jihadist, or at least in
league with radical jihadists.
He recruited these disaffected petty drug dealers and
misfits with promises of money and cars, according to the
FBI's own secret tape recordings, some of which have become
public through court filings by the defense.
It took him a year to do it, but he did it. He got them to
accompany him to the Air National Guard base at Stewart
International Airport and take photographs, supposedly with
a view to eventually shooting down airplanes with
He got them to plant what they thought were explosives at a
synagogue and a Jewish community center in the Bronx.
There is no sign they would have done any of this on their
own or even imagined doing it. Shahed Hussain, acting not as
an informant as the government calls him but as an agent
provocateur, coaxed them, urged them and bribed them.
"I told you I can make you $250,000, but you don't want it,
brother," he said to his principal recruit, James Cromitie,
a 45-year-old native of Brooklyn with 27 arrests on his
record, when Cromitie showed reluctance.
At another point he told Cromitie he would pay lookouts
$25,000 each, to which Cromitie responded, "If you can
assure them that they gonna see that much money, they gonna
go for it ; They will do it for the money; they're not even
thinking about the cause."
Cromitie dreamed of a new car. "You're getting your car,
brother -- the Beamer," Shahed Hussain told him.
A swell way for the government to protect us, no? Bribe some
low-life ex-cons to participate in a fake plot and then
arrest them on charges of terrorism and conspiracy to use
weapons of mass destruction. Possible sentence: life in
After which Shahed Hussain will presumably ride off to his
next slimy assignment, and the government will bask in glory
for having blocked a terrorist attack.
"You should believe me, because I am your brother, I am your
true brother," he told Cromitie regarding the promise of a
new car. "I love you to death, brother."
Which is pretty much the approach he took when he was
pressing money on Mohammed Hossain, owner of a
hole-in-the-wall pizza shop on Central Avenue in Albany.
The difference: Back then his nomme de guerre was Malik; in
Newburgh it was Maqsood.
I shouldn't be so hard on him, maybe. He's trying to save
his skin. It's the FBI that writes the script and puts him
to work acting it, and it's U.S. attorneys who prosecute
How dangerous would this Cromitie character have been in
Newburgh without Shahed "Maqsood" Hussain to egg him on?
Apparently not very. The FBI agent running the operation,
Robert Fuller (who also ran the celebrated Fort Dix
operation), wrote to officials at Stewart Airport alerting
them that Cromitie would be out there scouting for a
possible attack site but assured them he would pose no
danger without Hussain.
It was the revelation of a memo referring to that letter
that prompted Judge Colleen McMahon last week to call a halt
to the proceedings until the FBI produces all materials that
might tend to exculpate the defendants, as the law requires.
She also noted that "the Government has retreated from its
original position that the defendants had any connections to
any international terrorist organization."
At this point the legal-minded reader might be asking, isn't
the inducing of criminal activity forbidden? Isn't it called
entrapment, and isn't it grounds for acquittal?
To which your legal correspondent answers, yes, it's
forbidden, yes, it's called entrapment, and yes, it's
grounds for acquittal -- except in cases of alleged Muslim
terrorism, and then all rules are suspended. Not as a matter
of law, of course, but as a practical matter.
I know this from the unhappy case of Aref and Hossain in
Albany, who were equally induced to do things they would not
have done otherwise and which they showed no previous
inclination to do -- like launder money, which they didn't
even understand -- and yet are now serving 15-year prison
The federal appeals court that reviewed their case dismissed
the entrapment argument without rebuttal but just with a
wave of the hand.
If a government agent cajoles an ordinary citizen into a
robbing a bank who had never robbed a bank before nor shown
any inclination to rob a bank, that citizen has a sturdy
defense and can expect to be exonerated.
But if a government agent cajoles a Muslim man into
participating in a terrorist plot, no matter how
far-fetched, and no matter how little inclination the Muslim
man had previously shown for such activity, that Muslim man
is dead meat.
I wait to see if things turn out any differently in
Newburgh. And I also wait to see what Shahed Hussain's next
assignment will be.
I hope it's not me. My car is getting run down, and if he
offered me a new Beamer, heaven knows what I would do.
Open Letter from a Patriot
Do not let Israel Push us into a War with Iran
Hamas is the Only Democratically elected Government in the
President Barack Obama
1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Washington, D.C. 20500
Dear President Obama,
First of all, I would like to say that I helped sponsor your
campaign with donations and voted for you in the last
campaign. I was thrilled when you were elected. I thought
you were your own man and could not be swayed by PAC money
or blackmailed by the media.
Then May 31st came about with Israeli terrorist pirating
several humanitarian ships with aid to Gaza, an area that is
undergoing a terrible genocide. 10 people were murdered
including one American and over 30 wounded. This was a
horrible atrocity by the biggest terrorist nation in the
Middle East now, perhaps the world. However, when you
backed down on insisting that Israel stop all its settlement
in Palestinian territory, and when you failed to go further
than to "...regret the loss of life" when Israel resorted to
piracy to stop the ships trying to undo the blockage of
Gaza, I must conclude that you are incapable of standing up
to the huge Zionist lobby. Your failure to insist on an end
to Israel's blockade (by land, sea and air) of Gaza (an
acknowledged open-air prison), makes one question whether
you are truly on the side of human rights. Your Cairo
speech was wonderful but your actions belie your words.
Why has the U.S. (and Israel) designated Hamas as a
terrorist organization? What right do you have to do that?
If one looks at destruction of life and property as a
criterion of terrorism, Israel is by far more terroristic
than Hamas. Hamas is actually the only
democratically-elected government in the Middle East, Israel
is in fact an ethnocracy, a democracy for Jews only.
I urge you not to let Israel (and the neo-cons here in the
U.S. ) push us into a war with Iran, as they did in Iraq. I
also urge you to side with Iran in its suggestion to make
the Middle East a nuclear-free zone, which of course means
that Israel gives up its nuclear weapons. It is past time
to recognize Israel as the brutal oppressor it is rather
than the perpetual victim it likes to make one believe.
"What renders Israel's abuses unique throughout the world is
the relentless effort to justify that which cannot be
justified." Norman Finkelstein.
A patriotic American
Hadith Studies by Kaukab Siddique
Perwezi sect's attack on Hadith:
Attempt to Claim that Hadith permits Sex during Menstruation
Libellous Attribution of Translation to Abdul Hameed
A heretical Pakistani group called Tolu-e-Islam, organized
by a Pakistani writer named Ghulam Ahmed Pervez, has been
making frantic efforts to discredit Hadith. Known for its
subservience to western ideas against Islam, Tolu-i-Islam
claims that it is serving the true Islam by calling people
to concentrate on the Qur'an "only."
One of the books this group published was titled MAQAME
HADITH which can be called its magnum opus because it was
published in four editions, 1953, 1965, 1975 and 1986
MAQAME HADITH (written in the Urdu language) is packed with
baseless attacks on Hadith, quoted out of context and
twisted in a variety of ways.
In one of its most vicious attacks, MAQAME HADITH tries to
give the impression that the Hadith teaches sexual
intercourse during menstruation and thus violates the
Qur'an. MAQAME HADITH achieves this "meaning" by translating
a key word in the Hadith about menstruation as MUBASHIRAT
which in Urdu means sexual intercourse. (See page 202 of
MAQAME HADITH under the heading: halate haiz main
The Perwezi sect could not succeed in Pakistan owing to the
Islamic resurgence led by Maulana Maudoodi and later by the
Jihad movements. Perwezis in Pakistan are residual now and
exist largely in minute sections of the westernized ruling
class which can easily be led astray owing to their relative
ignorance of both the Qur'an and the Hadith.
However, the Perwezis retreated to Canada and started
spreading their heresies among Pakistani immigrants and
sometimes even among recent converts to Islam.
Earlier on Pakistan Forum and more recently on Wide Minds
(two Pakistani discussion groups), a number of Perwezis made
the same claim as in MAQAME HADITH, that the Hadith violates
the Qur'an by teaching sexual intercourse during
menstruation. I pointed out to the readers of these groups
that no scholar of HADITH had EVER taught that the Hadith
permits sex during menses. As a result I was subjected to
incessant abuse by a number of Perwezis on these lists. The
attackers tried to make the claim that I was defending
Hadith because I am a "Mullah."
However, after the Perwezis were put on the defensive, they
came up with the claim that they had finally found a
translation of SAHIH MUSLIM which has the Hadith about
menstruation which clearly says that the Prophet (pbuh)
[nauzoobillah min zalik] did intercourse with his wife
during menstruation. They said the TRANSLATION WAS BY ABDUL
HAMID SIDDIQUI and was published from India!
They have been transmitting ABDUL HAMID SIDDIQUI's
"translation" far and wide and claiming victory against
Hadith on that basis.
UNFORTUNATELY FOR THE PERWEZIS, the library of Masjid Jamaat
al-Muslimeen has Abdul Hamid Siddiqui's translation of SAHIH
MUSLIM. Here is the translation from page 173 of Volume 1:
"(577) 'Aisha (ra) reported: When anyone amongst us (amongst
the wives of the Holy Prophet) menstruated, the Messenger of
Allah (may peace be upon him) asked her to tie a
waist-wrapper over her (body) and then embraced her."
Not only does Abdul Hamid Siddiqui's translation NOT say
anything about doing sexual intercourse, the translator
seems to be aware of the attack by the enemies of Islam on
this Hadith and he writes this commentary on this hadith:
"499. This tradition has been the target of worst criticism
by the hostile critics of the Hadith. They assert that it
contravenes the teaching of the Qur'an (ii.222), in which it
has been commanded to keep aloof from women during menstrual
period. But these critics little realise that it is the
sexual intercourse with the menstruating women which is
prohibited. The hadith gives no indication that the Holy
Prophet acted against this injunction of the Qur'an. The
very wording that he ordered to tie a waist-wrapper on the
lower part of her body gives a clear indication that the
Holy Prophet did not have sexual intercourse with his wives
during this period of menstrual discharge; he simply
embraced them. The verb yubashira does not necessarily mean
sexual intercourse. It denotes to have contact, to touch
(Lane's Arabic-English Lexicon).
Notice also that ABDUL HAMEED SIDDIQUI produced his
translation of SAHIH MUSLIM in Pakistan, not India as the
Perwezis claim. He wrote it and published it in Pakistan.
The question arises, why did the Perwezis decide to libel
Abdul Hameed Siddiqui? Allah knows what is in their minds
but we do need to notice that Abdul Hameed Siddiqui's
translation of Sahih Muslim into English was a unique event.
There are not many (IF ANY) other translations into English.
The Perwezis might have chosen to smear Abdul Hameed
Siddiqui because he was an associate of Maulana Maudoodi
(ra). G.A. Perwez, the doyen of the Perwezi sect, wrote at
length and very viciously and abusively against Maulana
Maudoodi. Obviously the disciples of Perwez want to continue
their leader's tradition of fabrication.
Re: Hadith Studies in June 3 issue of New Trend About
Punishment for Rape
Bismillaah. As salaamu 'alaikum. Where will I find the
quoted hadiith re: "For instance, the PUNISHMENT for RAPE is
given in the Hadith ONLY, not in the Qur'an. Those who take
the Qur'an ONLY have made the mistake of trying to apply the
rule of 4 witnesses to rape. If that were accepted, most men
would get away with rape [and that is happening in some
cases, with the victim being punished instead]."
Abdul Ali' [Miami, Florida]
Answer from Br. Kaukab Siddique:
It's in my book LIBERATION of WOMEN THRU ISLAM.
The two Hadith about rape I have translated into English and
quoted are from Tirmidhi's Sunan. Tirmidhi's Sunan is one of
the six canonical books of Hadith.
See pages 91 and 92 of my book. I have also discussed how
the two hadith connect with the Qur'an.
Letter: Re: Uncouth Behavior in Masjids + Weak Defense of
Zahid Bukhari: Al-Qur'an is not Subjective
[From a Muslim Teacher.]
As-Salaam Elekum Brother!
This latest issue of New Trend newsletter (of 6/18/2010)
was extremely well-organized and focused on issues.
However, I feel it appropriate to respond with the following
comments of a couple of items in it and they are:
(1) Refer article of Asma bint Shameen, "Women and Hijab:
Where is your finger pointing?"
(A) No reference (awareness of the writer about this?) of
the ayah in the Qur'an regarding use of hijab for older
women (If your search contradicts my statement, please do
inform me about it).
(B) Regarding the focus of the writer about responses of
the Arab women towards her during Umrah when she was 16/17
years old and later (when she had become better informed
about the Qur'an/Islam):
Based on my personal experience and observation of decades
(of watching these incidents and, more importantly,
experiences of others (both of Muslims and non-Muslims
towards such negative incidents) and THE EFFECTS of these
"harsh" "rude" "inhumane" behavior and attitude of Muslims--
such as the ones that this writer has described at length--
on the "victims" of these (particularly) ARAB men and women
( who seem to have a "belief" that they are gaining "sawaab/
spiritual rewards) when they do this for they are fulfilling
a "religious duty" and are "educating" others about Islam).
If not "bigotry" and "bias" they display uncouth behavior
due to ignorance and lack of knowledge and education of
many, many issues needed in this "modern" world such as
basic communication skills. They turn their "victims" away
from Islam.They never stop for a moment and think about the
consequences of their behavior. What, for example, is the
punishment" for turning human beings away from Islam since
even many believing Muslims have "dropped out" of Islam
because of their negative contacts with Muslims in masjids?
As an educator I can say with confidence that these
acts/behavior/attitudes-- far from educating, informing,
reforming others-- (they) achieve just the opposite
result/consequence. Besides, it is unnecessary and there
are many more positive ways of responding to these
situations with gentleness, kindness and good humor.
(2) Regarding letter in support of Zahid Bukhari
activities. in "RE: ICNA leader Zaid Bukhari's Love
Affair with the U.S. State Department." The writer's
statement that the "Qur'an has always been 'subjective'"
displays his ignorance of the very nature and use of
Language and nature of discourse and of the functioning of
the human brain when dealing with language (both oral and
written). He assumes that this "subjectivity" as he calls it
of the Qur'anic ayat /text makes them "ambiguous." Far from
it. The Qur'an reaches the readers depending on the
Spiritual level and sincere intentions of the reader AND
their worldly experiences and belief systems. No human hand
or mind could have achieved this level of comprehensiveness
and complexity in Time and Space. It is proof that the
Qur'an is a Sublime Revelation.
His statement, "And besides the verses that are
ambigous..."-- and his entire third paragraph:: If it
confuses any reader, the problem lies within them and they
need to look for answers within themselves. Muslims should
stop using the Qur'an when fighting their "earthly"
arguments among themselves. It is extremely distressing when
one notes that this writer is a professor of religion at a
U.S. college in Athens, Georgia.
Sofia [New York City]
Letter: [From ChaCha Kamal in England]
Non-Halal Animal content in some Chocolate Products
O mankind! Eat of that which is lawful and good on the
follow not the footsteps of Shaitan. Verily, he is to you an
enemy. - The holy Qur'an, Surah 2, Verse 168.
He has forbidden you only the Maitah (dead animals), and
the flesh of swine, and that which is slaughtered as a
others than Allah- The holy Qur'an, Surah 2, Verse 173.
Mars, Twix, and other Masterfood Company Chocolate Products
non-halal animal content (rennet) in them.
Please read the following bbc article; & be careful of not
Kashmiris have been holding Rallies against Indian
Occupation for the last 7 Days.
No Coverage in US Media.
June 24, 2010. Srinagar: Another Palestine: Photo shows
Kashmiri kid throwing stones at Indian security forces.
Letter: Re: "Why are the Established Christian Churches
Silent About Gaza and the Israeli Attack?"
Dr. Siddique, I did not see you condemning the attack on
Ahmadiya masjid in Lahore, Pakistan, where more than 80
people were brutally murdered. Why are you silent on that
massacre? This is not the first time, though. I have not
seen you condemning murders and burning alive of Christians
in Gojra, Pakistan. You have never spoken against the brutal
treatment of minorities in the name of blasphemy in
Pakistan. Isn't this hypocritical of you to demand the above
from Christian churches while you are silent about cruel
treatment of minorities in your country of origin? Your
organization has lost all its credibility by demanding
Ghazala Kazi [West Virginia]
Editor's Response: The comparison between Gaza and the
attack on a Qadiani temple [not an "Ahmadi masjid" as the
reader puts it] is too far fetched to be relevant but I'll
still address it. First a technical matter: We do not issue
condemnations of specific atrocities around the world. That
would require a full job.
As far as attacks on places of wortship are concerned,
Muslims have suffered the most from Zionist and imperialist
attacks. By last count, at least 130 Palestinian mosques
have been demolished by the Israelis. The number of mosques
destroyed by US occupation forces in Iraq and by NATO in
Afghanistan run in the thousands. Similar is the situation
in occupied Kashmir, parts of India and Chechnya. In
Nigeria, the military destroyed the mosques of Islamic
groups intent on breaking away from the US and Israel.
So you see, we would have our hands full if we started
condemning each attack on a place of worship.
Now for the attack on the Qadiani ["Ahmadi"] temple in
Lahore, a full investigation is needed. The government of
Pakistan has not carried out an investigation. You should
write to the Pakistani government and push for an
I can only speculate on why this attack occurred. This
should be seen as an explanation, not as a justification. As
you might know, the Pakistani military, at the orders of the
US carried out military cleansing of the populated areas of
Swat, Dir, Buner, Adam Khel, South Waziristan and ancillary
districts. Nearly 5 million Muslims were displaced, of whom
one million are still in internal refugee camps. Tens of
thousands were killed, including suspected Taliban as well
as women and children. Just about ALL the masjids and
medressas [Islamic schools] run by the Taliban, and these
were thousands, were hit by the military's heavy artillery
and aerial bombardment. The situation in the areas occupied
by the Pakistani military is so bad that journalists are not
permitted to enter them.
This was genocide.
There is a widespread impression in Pakistan, that the
genocide carried out by the army and the air force had [and
has] the full support of the Qadiani ["ahmadi"] elites.
Among those killed in the attack on the Qadiani ["ahmadi"]
temple was a retired general of the Pakistani army. The
Qadiani support for General Kayani's operations comes on top
of the Pakistani perception, widespread among the masses,
that the Qadianis do not accept the Finalty of Muhammad's
[pbuh] prophethood and are thus undermining the very basis
of Islam. The Qadianis are seen as the enemies of Islam and
Pakistan in a very fundamental sense. A secular leader like
Z.A. Bhutto understood this sense of threat to Islam and
Pakistan and declared the Qadianis non-Muslims to gain
Your information about Christians in Pakistan is incorrect.
Almost all Christians are living comfortably in Pakistan.
Islam gives more protection to Christians than Israel does.
On Christmas, Jamaate Islami and other Muslim groups take
gifts to the Christian communities. The same is true of
Easter. Churches and cathedrals flourish in major cities.
There have been a few, very few, ugly incidents based on
desecration of the Qur'an by demented individuals but these
exceptions prove the rule that Muslims and Christians do not
have serious issues. By contrast in India there has been
widespread killing of Christian priests and rape of
Compare the situation of the Muslims in America. Based on
one major attack on 9.11 which hit high value targets, the
ENTIRE Muslim population of America has been treated as if
it is a bunch of terrorists. Islamic leaders of US Muslims
are in prison. Puppet organizations have been set up to
infiltrate Muslim communities and to keep them scared. The
so-called Muslim organizations jump to support US actions
against Muslims. Mentally US Muslims are terrorized and are
facing large scale brainwashing. Under the aegis of US
think tanks, a new 'islam' is being concocted. The Qur'an
has been desecrated, the Prophet, pbuh, and his scholarly
wife, Ayesha, r.a., have been abused. The dregs of Muslim
society like Salman Rushdie, Ayana Hirsi Ali, Irshad Manji
etc are being presented as experts on Islam.
Without New Trend, silence would descend on the Muslims of
America, punctuated only by the prostrations of Uncle Tom
'Muslims' in front of the White House.
2010-06-25 Fri 19:14:19 cdt