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Shaban 22, 1432/July 24, 2011 # 31
Inspiring article on Maulana Maudoodi by Sudanese scholar
Dr. Malik Badri of Sudan. Introduction.
Scroll way down.
Three Hizb-ut-tahrir activists have been abducted by Paki
secret agents in Islamabad.
Scroll down to report.
July 20: Saudis are bringing repressive law to crush dissent
and stop criticism of the King. Please scroll way down,
[Leaked to Amnesty International.]
July 22: Massive demonstrations against the tyrant Assad of
Syria. Looks like Islamic demonstrators have taken over the
city of Hama. First protest in Allepo.
July 22: Huge anti-regime demonstrations in Yemen. Also, for
unexpected developments, please scroll way down
July 23: In Libya, Islamic resistance groups are advancing
on three fronts against Qaddafi's troops.
July 1-20: Fighting continues across Afghanistan. Seven
French troops were killed in Kapisa province by mujahideen
Taliban on July 19. Another 45 NATO troops have been killed
in 20 days. Two British Muslims captured by Karazai's men in
Herat and handed over to the Brits. 22 Taliban killed in
NATO attacks in three provinces.
An Invitation to think
Spotlights from Imam Badi Ali, Jamaat al-Muslimeen, N.C.
Spotlight #1. Some people here care more for their cars than
for the upbringing of their children.
Spotlight #2: Raising children is a full time job. It is a
hard job and if both parents are missing during most of the
day, that's a form of child abuse.
Spotlight #3: We do not allow strangers to talk to our
children. Why do we allow criminals and predators on the
Internet to meet our children?
Spotlight #4: We must teach tolerance and love to our
children but then we find children being killed in Iraq,
Afghanistan, Palestine, Pakistan by the occupiers. What kind
of message is that for our children?
Spotlight #5: Having children and loving them is not enough.
What if you have a late model PC and love it? Don't you have
to study how it works and all about its complexities?
Spotlight #6: We give chores to children. How they do those
chores sometimes depends on how we, the adults, do our
chores. Are we sloppy or doing it well?
Spotlight #7: Norway: Why are US Muslims always apologizing
about what other people do. Sometimes we jump to apologize
for the bad deeds of Muslims. We get so used to jumping,
that now we jump to apologize for what a non-Muslim has done
lest we be blamed.. We are responsible for what we do: not
for the deeds of others.
Jamaat al-Muslimeen Press Release: Two items: contact:
1. The arrest of 62 year old Ghulam Nabi Fai [on July 19 in
Fairfax, Virginia] indicates that the US has decided to take
sides with India against the Kashmiri people. Mr. Fai is a
patriot of America and has never criticized US policies. He
lived comfortably and may have been receiving funds to
influence congress [which needs to be proven]. If he has
been doing this for 20 years, why his arrest now? Ms.
Hillary Clinton's visit to India and USA's total swing
towards India is indicated by the timing of Fai's
1a. Don't AIPAC and other agents of Israel constantly try to
supply congressmen? Why are pro-Israelis not treated like
1b: India has a 700,000 man occupation army in Kashmir.
President Obama should at least mention the Kashmiri girl
who was raped by Indian troops last week.
1c. Masoud Khan's
arrest for being anti-India led to his
sentence of 90 years during the Bush regime. US Muslims
forgot Masoud and now we have the case of Fai. Why don't we
protest in a timely fashion?
2. We view with shock and horror that only two days back the
UN recognized the suffering of the Somali people. For years
the horrors of war have been visited on them. Why is the US
treating the Islamic movement of al-Shabab as a terrorist
group? Has the group ever done anything against the US? The
least the US can do is to remove the ban on hawala transfers
so that Somalis in America can send money home. Without US
support for the clique in Mogadishu, there would be Islamic
rule in all of Somalia. Why not recognize Islam as the
legitimate will of the Somali people? Africa is Muslim and
is becoming Islamic rapidly. Why fight against the wave of
the future? Why not allow Muslim charities to go in? Why
does the UN want European charities only?
Islamic literature distributed in 104° degree Weather.
100 Muslims reached in Newark, Delaware
On July 22, 2011 after Juma prayers at the Islamic Center of
Delaware in Newark. a 4-page unit of Islamic literature was
given to 100 Muslims, mostly Arabs and Indo-Pakistanis with
a very few African-Americans.
Page 1 of the info was about Jamaat-e-Islami 's anti-US
rally in Gujranwala [Pakistan] plus Munawar Hasan's support
for Amna Janjua's disappeared [by government] husband.
Page 2 was about the human rights conference in Detroit
about political prisoner Shifa Sadequee, Tarek Mehanna and
Kifah Jayyousi as well as the widening net of FBI
surveillance and repression.
Page 3 was about Dr. Siddique's uncovering of CAIR's role in
the suffering of US Muslims now imprisoned in Pakistan.
[CAIR plays the role of "Muslim" Zionists.]
Also, reported on p.3 were Imam Badi Ali's Spotlights and
his invitation to think plus an article which shows that
most of the opposition to Qaddafi is Islamic.
Page 4 was Sis. Nadrat's article on the scientific reasons
for not eating pork which underlie the Qur'anic prohibition
of pork. [Good gift for non-Muslim friends.]
The mosque was packed in anticipation of Ramadan. Must have
been about 400 or more people, many of them teenagers. The
imam did a good job of comparing preparation for Ramadan
with preparation for running the marathon. One doesn't just
get up and start running. It takes months of preparation.
The imam's prayer for the success of the uprisings in Egypt,
Yemen, Syria. Libya was good too but this he said only in
Arabic. The heat was intense but the Muslims' faith
Jamaat prayer room in key area of New York
The prayer room will be open, to start with, only on
Saturday and Sunday.
The address is: 350 Stirling st., #5G, Brooklyn, New York
Phone: 718-974-3190 [Ask for Br. Winston. He is West
Impact of Mass Imprisonment in America
[This was received by Jamaat al-Muslimeen supporter Sis.
Aamira in Philadelphia]
Greetings Key Faith Leader,
Increasingly, communities of faith are recognizing the
affect and impact of the Criminal Justice system on the
communities in which family support ministries are invested
and in greatest demand. One such impact is mass
incarceration of individuals detained or convicted of
various criminal charges, who are otherwise, most needed by
families at risk. Please consider attending the upcoming
free "Mass Incarceration Summit" hosted by the Black Clergy
of Philadelphia and Vicinity. You must pre-register for this
free summit at 215-748-6510
After Osama: Pakistanis Complicit or Incompetent?
Change will come, Planned or Unplanned?
by Kaukab Siddique
The US raid which killed Shaykh Osama bin Laden has brought
Pakistan to the crossroads of history. Will it choose
independence or subservience?
The Americans and the Pakistani leadership are squabbling.
Gradually the differences between them have come out.
You are Complicit
The Americans are complaining that how could the Pakistanis
not know that Osama was concealed in close vicinity to their
premier military academy known as Kakul. If the Americans
really doubt the Pakistanis, it would mean that that they
are accusing the Pakistanis, in particular the intelligence
agency known as ISI, as being complicit with al-Qaida.
The Americans are also indicating that they now have so much
infiltration in Pakistan that they can bring about changes
within Pakistani intelligence itself. American top brass
Mullen suddenly revealed that ISI was involved in the
murder, after torture, of noted Pakistani journalist Shahzad
Saleem. This was like a warning to the ISI that "you cannot
hide anything from us" which of course contradicts the
American assumption that ISI was able to hide Shaykh Osama
for so long.
We are Incompetent
The Pakistani regime is insisting that it was not complicit
with Shaykh Osama. It really did not know that the Islamic
leader was hiding in plain sight. General Shuja, the ISI
chief, rushed [or was rushed] to Washington to purportedly
argue the ruthless intelligence agency's incompetence or
more politely "inability" and ignorance related to the
presence of America's enemy number one.
Pakistani Nationalists Flabbergasted
Some Pakistanis have a high opinion of the country's
military. They still count the troops killed in fighting the
Pakistani Taliban as "shaheed." They sense treachery in the
military's inability to stop the US raid on Osama's home in
Abbotabad. There is grumbling among them. They still can't
face the fact that the Pakistani military generals, like the
politicians, sold out a long time ago. The operations in
Islamabad [the attack on the Red Mosque/Jamia Hafsa] by
General Musharraf and by General Kayani in Swat were
indications that the military has become a branch of US
intervention against Islam.
The drone attacks originated inside Pakistan, and even when
launched from Afghanistan, they have the support of the
Pakistani military. The military has not even pretended to
Pakistan still has a chance to bring about planned change.
Its institutions are intact. It is a nuclear power. It could
easily do the following:
1. Withdraw its troops from the Islamic northern areas
including Swat and send them back to the border with India
and to the cease fire line in Kashmir.
2. Start a process of reconciliation in Baluchistan, with a
trial of General Musharraf.
3. Stop the appointment of retired military men to civilian
4. Ask the masses if they want Shar'ia and implement it if
they want it, starting with Swat and Dir where the people
have already supported Shar'ia law.
5. Replace Zardari, Gilani and Kayani with a new
6. Enhance the relationship with China and Iran.
7. Strict accounting for all income and expenditure.
Unplanned Change 
The Pakistani people are no longer timid and naive. They are
cynical about the corrupt men in power. The police have lost
all respect and there is growing contempt for the military.
[A handful of Pakistani Taliban resisted 1500 Pakistani
troops in the Mehran Navy Center in Karachi for 16
An uprising of the masses is quite possible in Pakistan.
Most of the people are in serious economic trauma. The
people are aware that economic fundamentals should be
available to them. The rich are served by the poor and the
poor can see what an improved life style can mean.
The people are patient and largely non-violent because of
Sufi religious influences. It is a matter of time that
someone like Maulana Bhashani will turn up and urge the poor
to rise against the rich who are violating God's law.
The mosques could easily lead an uprising but the Islamic
leadership is badly divided. They do not see that Islam is
under attack. They see sects: Shia, Sunni, Deobandi and
Berelvi. The religious leaders did not unite and rise up
even when the Red Mosque was attacked and later when the
military removed the entire population of Swat and turned it
into a free fire zone.
The mosques could lead an "unplanned" uprising if the
religious leaders unite. A charismatic leader who spoke for
ALL the Islamic groups and was willing to give his life
might be the catalyst for the uprising. [Another Umar
Mukhtar, Usman Dan Fodio, Imam Khomeini, Mullah Omar or Syed
Unplanned Change 
Brahmin India keeps a close eye on Pakistan. India can see
Pakistan fighting a war against itself. It can see Pakistani
leaders totally at the beck and call of USA. It can see
Baluchistan getting alienated from the brutal Paki regime
The power of a secular ethnic group, MQM, in Karachi along
with secular ethnic groups under the banners of ANP and PPP
is eroding Karachi's position as an essential part of
If India decides to create serious trouble in Karachi, it
could easily throttle Pakistan's only major port outlet to
the world. [Gwadur is still small.] MQM is ripe for
treachery like the Northern Alliance which facilitated
American victory in Afghanistan. The leader of MQM, Altaf
Hussain, accused of major crimes in Pakistan, lives
comfortably under British protection in England.
Conclusion: Pakistan is the power house of Islam. It could
easily succeed as an independent state in spite of pressures
from the US and India. The condition is that the Islamic
forces plan strategically and not get bogged down in day to
day tactical moves. For the US and India, anyone who prays,
fasts, has a beard [or hijab] is a fundamentalist. That
would mean most Pakistanis. Anyone who protests or
demonstrates for Islam and against the US/India is deemed an
extremist [like Jamaate Islami]. One who picks up weapons,
be it Pakistani Taliban or anyone else, is a terrorist.
Countrywide Islamic Rallies Condemn Military rule in
Baluchistan: Murder and humiliation of Baluchis by
Quetta, July 19: The Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan expressed its
complete solidarity with the people of Baluchistan on
Tuesday, on the appeal of the JI chief, Syed Munawar
Addressing the huge gathering at the JI sit-in at Quetta
during the day, Syed Munawar Hasan said the future of
Pakistan was linked with Baluchistan. He said that the
rulers in Islamabad had fallen prey to the conspiracies of
the US and other western colonial powers which could darken
the future of the country.
He said the people of Baluchistan were being provoked
through continuing military operations and maimed dead
bodies of their missing people to fulfill the international
Syed Munawar Hasan counseled the rulers to learn a lesson
from the developments in Tunisia, Egypt and other Arab
countries where the US agents in power had been swept away
by the mass movement.
Syed Munawar Hasan said both the federal and the provincial
governments were to be blamed for the present deprivations
of Baluchistan. He urged President Zardari the Prime
Minister Gilani to give up oppressive policies against the
Baluchistan people to escape divine wrath. He said the JI
had been continuously stopping the masses from taking to the
path of revolt but if the rulers did not mend their ways,
the situation could change.
He said the latest come back of the MQM was the sixth in
recent times. He said Mian Nawaz Sharif and Altaf Husain
had been providing crutches to the Zardari government for
the last three years. The Grand Alliance, he said, in fact
aimed at saving the Zardari government.
The solidarity with Baluchistan camp in Lahore was set up at
Faisal Chowk and was attended by thousands of people.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Farid Ahmed Piracha called upon
the government to stop military operation in Baluchistan and
accept the genuine demands of the people there.
In the federal capital, a demonstration was held in front of
the Islamabad Press Club. Speaking on the occasion, JI
Secretary General, Liaquat Baloch said that the whole nation
was with the Baluchistan people and the rulers could not
deprive the Baluchis of their rights for long. .
In Karachi, the solidarity camp was set up at Empress
Market. Senior JI leader Prof. Ghafoor Ahmed and JI Karachi
chief Muhammad Husain Mehnati addressed the gathering. In
his address, Prof. Ghafoor Ahmed said that the federal
government attitude towards the Baluchistan people was
improper which was deepening a sense of deprivation among
In Peshawar, the Solidarity camp was set up at the Yadgar
Chowk, Addressing the gathering at the spot, JI deputy chief
Sirajul Haq said the people of Baluchistan were our
brothers and we shared their grief and problems. He said if
the government did not correct its behaviour towards the
Baluchistan people, the entire nation would rise in their
The Solidarity camp in Hyderabad was set up at the local
Press Club and was addressed by the JI Sindh chief Asadullau
Bhutto. Speaking on the occasion, Asadullah Bhutto said the
people of Sindh won't allow the rulers to exploit the people
of Baluchistan any more.
In Multan, the solidarity camp was set up at Chowk Ghanta
Ghar. Speaking on the occasion, JI Punjab chief, Dr Syed
Waseem Akhtar said that the rulers were selling out the
precious mineral wealth of Baluchistan for peanuts while
this wealth actually belonged to the Baluchistan people.
[Report from Shamsuddin Amjad, Lahore.]
Latest war news from Yemen:
July 20: A British shipping consultant was killed in a bomb
explosion in Aden.
July 21: The army offensive on Zinjibar has stalled but it
succeeded in killing several al-Qaida fighters including a
Heavy Fighting in Yemen after al-Qaida took two towns and an
25th Army Brigade asks for Help. Tanks & 500 troops trying
to break through.
[Courtesy: Yemen Online.]
July 18, 2011
Yemeni forces backed by armed tribesman launched an
offensive to try to retake the southern provincial capital
of Zinjibar yesterday, after months of fierce fighting with
al-Qaeda militants who seized two cities and an army base in
the area. Dozens have been killed and some 54,000 civilians
have fled the flashpoint southern province of Abyan, which
has descended into daily bloodshed as the army faces a
rising challenge from militants the government says have
ties to al Qaeda.
After weeks of pleas for support from a besieged military
brigade near Abyan's capital Zinjibar, Yemen sent
reinforcements aiming to flush militants out of the seaside
city. Zinjibar sits down the coastline from the strategic
Bab al-Mandab strait, where some 3 million barrels of oil
The head of the Defence Ministry sent reinforcements
including tanks, rocket launchers, and 500 extra soldiers,"
a local official said. "These forces began attacking (the
city) backed by heavy tank shelling and rocket attacks from
naval ships in order to liberate the 25th brigade just
outside Zinjibar and under siege for over a month.
Residents told Reuters by telephone they saw army ambulances
screeching through the city, filled with wounded people.
Yemen Times photo of two Al-Qaida fighters moving openly in
the key port city of Aden.
Aden is still under government control.
Written by Abdul Jabbar [London, England]
Excerpted: July 22, 2011
Member of Hizb ut-Tahrir, Osama Haneef abducted on his way
to his office In Islamabad, Pakistan
Whilst the whereabouts of the Deputy to the Spokesman of
Hizb ut-Tahrir in Pakistan, Imran Yousufzai, and Hizb
member, Hayan Khan, remain unknown, the secret agencies have
abducted yet another member of Hizb ut-Tahrir, Osama Haneef,
a graduate of NUST and a Telecom Engineer, whilst he was on
his way to his office today, at nine am.
This is the third abduction in Islamabad so far, this
Engineer Aftab, who was abducted in Multan, has finally been
"recovered" from the secret agencies and put behind bars by
the police. It is regrettable that the courts have handed
him back to the brutal police for "physical remand", instead
of ordering his release.
As for Osama, a young father of a baby girl, he has had an
outstanding academic record and is an outstanding and
respected individual. He was one of the best students in the
nationally reputed National University of Sciences &
Technology (NUST). The abduction of Osama has proved that
the government agencies have absolutely no regard for the
law of the country. Yet, when it comes to crushing Muslims
they claim the "sanctity" of Kufr law and justify the
burning of the chaste Muslim girls of Jama-e-Hafsa with
white phosphorus. Moreover, they present the argument that
the students of Lal Masjid challenged the writ of the state,
because they abducted corrupt people.
We ask the government doesn't its abduction of Hizb members
by secret agencies violate this writ? Will the
transgressors of this "sacred writ" be punished in the same
way as the girls of Jama-e-Hafsa? And the same false excuse
is being used for the current military operations in Kurram
and Mohmand Agencies of the Tribal region. Millions of
people have become homeless and tanks and fighter planes are
bombing the tribal people. This brutal act was not even
committed by India in Kashmir, during their operations
against the so-called terrorists.
Proposed Saudi Arabian anti-terror law would strangle
Amnesty International obtained a copy of the draft
22 July 2011
A draft Saudi Arabian anti-terrorism law obtained by Amnesty
International would allow the authorities to prosecute
peaceful dissent as a terrorist crime.
The organization has obtained copies of the Draft Penal Law
for Terrorism Crimes and Financing of Terrorism, which would
also allow extended detention without charge or trial.
Questioning the integrity of the King or the Crown Prince
would carry a minimum prison sentence of 10 years.
The leak of the draft comes as ongoing peaceful protests
across the Middle East and North Africa are being met with
"This draft law poses a serious threat to freedom of
expression in the Kingdom in the name of preventing
terrorism," said Philip Luther, Amnesty International's
Deputy Middle East and North Africa Director.
"If passed it would pave the way for even the smallest acts
of peaceful dissent to be branded terrorism and risk massive
human rights violations."
A Saudi Arabian government security committee reviewed the
draft law in June but it is not known when or if it might be
The definition of "terrorist crimes" in the draft is so
broad that it lends itself to wide interpretation and abuse,
and would in effect criminalize legitimate dissent.
Under the draft law, terrorist crimes would include such
actions as "endangering...national unity", "halting the
basic law or some of its articles", or "harming the
reputation of the state or its position".
Violations of the law would carry harsh punishments. The
death penalty would be applied to cases of taking up arms
against the state or for any "terrorist crimes" that result
A number of other key provisions in the draft law run
counter to Saudi Arabia's international legal obligations,
including those under the UN Convention against Torture.
The draft law allows for suspects to be held in
incommunicado detention for up to 120 days, or for longer
periods - potentially indefinitely - if authorized by a
Incommunicado detention facilitates torture or other
ill-treatment and prolonged detention of that nature can
itself amount to torture.
Detainees in incommunicado detention are also, by
definition, denied access to a lawyer during their
The draft law allows for arbitrary detention: it denies
detainees the right to be promptly brought before a judge,
and to be released or tried within a reasonable time. It
gives the specialized court the power to detain without
charge or trial for up to a year, and to extend such
detention indefinitely. Detainees are not given a means to
challenge the lawfulness of their detention in front of a
It also fails to include a clear prohibition of torture and
The draft law gives wide-ranging powers to the Minister of
the Interior "to take the necessary actions to protect
internal security from any terrorist threat." It does not
allow for judicial authorization or oversight of these
"At a time when people throughout the Middle East and North
Africa have been exercising their legitimate right to
express dissent and call for change, Saudi Arabian
authorities have been seeking to squash this right for its
citizens," said Philip Luther.
"King Abdullah must reconsider this law and ensure that his
people's legitimate right to freedom of expression is not
curtailed in the name of fighting terrorism."
Syed Maudoodi: A testimony and a Comparison
By Dr. Malik Badri [Sudan]
American University of Beirut and Muslim Students:
In 1953, I was admitted to the American University of
Beirut. At that time this university was still under the
influence of extreme anti-Islamic sentiments of the era of
the Crusades. In was in reality a Christian missionary
institution, though not outwardly so. Most of the students
were Muslims but three times a week they had to participate
in religious discussions held in the university's church. A
covert purpose of these discussions was to imbue the minds
of students with the concepts of western modernism. Students
who excused themselves from these programs were assigned
difficult research topics in the library. Already burdened
by regular course work, students usually chose the easy way
out by going to the university church.
At the conclusion of each lecture or sermon, the speaker
told the students to get up and join in a Christian
religious song. Christian and students from western
countries loved the loud music in the chapel and joined in
the chorus. Muslim students would stand by quietly or
pretended to join the crowd. I was 21 at the time and I had
grown up in a westernized family living in British occupied
Sudan. In spite of all that, as Muslim I felt the
humiliation of these activities.
During the first two years of their studies, all the
students were required to complete two courses in addition
to the syllabus. The first required course was titled
"Islamic Philosophy," This course , usually taught by
Christians, had been compiled on the basis of the work of
al-Farabi, Ibn Sina, and early Muslim philosophers like
Ikhwan-us-Safa who had apparently been influenced by Greek
philosophers. Long drawn out and vague arguments went on
about the claims of these philosophers when God was
cognitive of the personal lives of humans , whether humans
have freedom of choice or is everything pre-ordained? If God
has be pre-ordained everything, how can justice be
fulfilled? Is life after death meant for both body and soul
or is it only for the soul or is there any collective life
after death? Is the death of the human after life the
ultimate end? Is the moon located on the third heaven or on
the sixth? And should the prophet or the philosopher be
considered a better human being?
For Muslim students coming from secondary schools in the
rural areas of Arab countries, these issues created
complexities and anarchic thoughts which had been culled
from the ancient books of Muslim philosophers with great
expertise. These were being presented as the refined
Islamic thought of early Muslim philosophers. Some incidents
from Muslim history had been cleverly included in this
course which were meant to underline differences between
Sunnis and Shi'as. Some of these were the conflicts between
Usman, r.a., Ali, r.a. and Muawiyya, r.a., as well as the
Battle of the Camel and the role of Ayesha, r.a in it.
The second course based on General Education was extensive,
covering 12 credit hours, which covered the evolution of
humanity from the birth of the first man to the appearance
of the modern, western, man. Ancient and modern history,
evolution, art, architecture, philosophy, religions and
other social stories had been expertly woven into this
course. Guest scholars were invited to join the university's
professors in teaching this course, The students, already
bewildered by the first course on "Islamic philosophy" were
brought towards the assumption that western modernism is
indeed the apogee of human civilization. In the fifties,
this education was enough to convince the new generations
affected by western colonialism. Such were the common
experiences of students in that era of trial and
The Great Favor done me by Syed Maudoodi.
Inspite of this limited educational background, I searched
for authentic Islamic sources. Thus I read the entire Qur'an
for the first time when I was a young man. Owing to this
reading, I became capable of answering the groundless
criticism of Islam by my professors in an uncompromising
way, although in front of these seasoned Christian
missionaries, my questions must have sounded naive. In this
mental condition I soon joined a small group of Ikhwan
al-Muslimoon which included students from various countries
who felt stuck and helpless like me. Among them were Prof.
[now] Ishaq Farhan who went on to be President of Zarqa
University in Jordan, Dr. Yaseen Abeera of Eritrea [who has
passed away], Dr. Nabeel Mahayni of Syria, Dr. Muhammad Qoja
and Dr. Ali Shabaika of Sudan. We found the Ikhwan's
literature impressive and spirited. One very impressive was
Prof. Muhammad Qutb's Haul al-Islam [Islam and the Doubts of
the Modern mind]. This book was effective for the new
generations of the 50s, 60s and 70s. Prof. Qutb's fluent
Arabic was magical,its touching arguments and relentless
criticism of western modernism could not be resisted and it
was seen as a unique book.
[To be continued] [Translation from Urdu by Kaukab
Book received from Sajjad Niazi in Pakistan
2011-07-25 Mon 19:37:55 cdt