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Ramadan 23, 1433/August 12, 2012 # 35
Our reports on Egypt and London Olympics criticized. See
From Jamaat al-Muslimeen's Advocacy Director
Br. Yusuf Irlandi sent us this beautiful article from
al-Qarni, a scholar in Riyadh, Arabia.
"Today is all we have."
Scroll to the end please.
National Islamic Shoora of Jamaat al-Muslimeen to meet on
The central planning committee of Jamaat al-Muslimeen, known
as the Shoora, will meet on September 1, inshallah, to study
peaceful but uncompromising ways of resisting oppression,
exploitation and the moves of the Zionists and occupiers.
The following are the confirmed speakers till now:
As well as a number of observers.
Br. Robert Solano [Texas]
Br. Yusuf Irlandi [Tennessee]
Br. Abu Talib [New York]
Sis. Ashira [Maryland]
Br. Kaukab Siddique [Pennsylvania]
Imam Badi Ali [North Carolina]
Readers should send issues which they think should be
Spotlights on Ramadan: Final
Imam Badi Ali, National Shoora leader, invites us to think
Little sacrifices: Before the adhan for iftar,
my 13 year old prepares the table and takes care of her
younger brother and sister. It is the sweetness of these
little sacrifices which makes the difference in life.
When I was in high school in Kuwait, TV
became very popular and it was not Islamic. Our study group
decided to abandon TV for a week. Try it. Give up Internet
and Facebook for a week. After the withdrawal symptoms,
you'll feel much better!
Ramadan is a precious time. Fuel your soul!
Learn! Even a little is sufficient!
Ramadan is a chance to prepare for the future!
You can defeat the senses and feel the joy of
In Ramadan, a different kind of energy is
released which motivates you to excel and to do what is
Ramadan creates unity regardless of race,
praying together, fasting togeher, doing iftar together.
Ramadan brings the family together and teaches
us to be patient with each other.
Each spouse absorbs the values of the other,
becoming one in spirit and soul.
Turkey Takes Giant Step Towards Muslim Unity:
Delegation in Burma [Myanmer] to help Rohingyas.
On August 9, a Turkish delegation led by Foreign Minister
Ahmet Davutoglu arrived in Biurma with relief goods for the
Rohingya Muslims of Arakan province who have been devastated
by Buddhist mobs and Burmese troops. After giving relief
goods to Muslims, the delegates also went to Buddhists
affected by the conflict and gave them goods too. The Turks
said we are doing this because we want both Muslims and
Buddhists to live together in peace. [Source: RTT News.]
On August 10, Prime Minister Erdogan's wife Emine went to
Bandubda refugee camp where the Muslims worst affected are
living. Sis. Emine could not control her tears when she saw
the conditions of the oppressed Muslims.
In Turkey, TL 3.4 million have been collected for the
Rohingya Muslims. [Source Zaman newspaper of Turkey.]
[Ed. note: What a beautiful sight. "White" Turks embracing
Turkey Looking at Massive crime committed by British in
World War I. 1500 Prisoners killed
The Turkish delegation, while organizing new ties with
Myanmer, is also exploring the information about 1500
prisoners who were taken by the British in the war against
Turkey in World War I, transported all the way to Burma and
EXECUTED there. Transportation of prisoners out of the area
of war, as the US has done in Gtmo, is a violation of
international law and humanity. Then to kill prisoners, that
tells us a hidden fact of the brutality of the Brits.
Emine Erdogan, the Turkish prime minister's spouse, seen in
tears in her visit to the troubled Rohingya Muslims with
Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu in Myanmar. (Photo: AA)
Top US Air Force Base: Instructors involved in Sexual
August 10: Teachers forcing students to have sex with them.
That's the situation at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas.
The situation is out of control and the commander of the
base has been removed. Where the female students resist,
they are assaulted. Rape conviction in one serious case blew
the cover on the hidden terrorism being practiced against
female recruits.[Source: Associated Press.]
[Ed. comment: The air force is supposed to have top level
discipline and adultery, let alone assault, is considfered
a serious offense. But with the rest of America, it's not
working out for women.]
Our America #2
CNN and Time Magazine's Indian "Muslim" Caught Cheating:
Fareed Zakaria Suspended
August 10: Fareed Zakaria has been suspended [for the time
being] from both his jobs, one in Time Magazine and the
other in CNN. He was spotted by a conservative critic for
plagiarism. He had copied a comment, almost word for word,
from the New Yorker magazine. He apologized but was still
suspended. [Source Huffington Post, etc.]
[Ed. comment: Fareed Zakaria is known among Muslims as a
liar and a fool. He commented for days on the Mumbai attacks
and did not mention the word "Kashmir" even once. Critics
noted that no honest report on conflict betweem India and
Muslims can avoid a discussion of Kashmit, but Fareed, being
an expert in telling lies, did. He is so pampered by Jews in
CNN and Time, both Zionist media, that he became over
[I hope our students are not reading this. Zakaria thinks
you can plagiarize and simply apologize if you are caught!]
Gen. Kayani's US-backed plan to Attack North Waziristan
Uncovered & Opposed
Lahore, Aug 11: Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan, Syed Munawar
Hasan has expressed his deep concern over media reports that
military leadership has decided to launch a military
operation against terrorists after Eid in North
In a statement issued here at Mansoora on Saturday, he said
the decision had been taken under US pressure. "At last, the
military leadership has yielded to the US pressure and
decided to launch a military operation in North Waziristan,"
He warned that military operation in North Waziristan would
result in further destruction of the country. "It will prove
a fatal decision and inflict harm to the security and
integrity of the country," he added.
Syed Munawar Hasan said the decision had been taken soon
after the DG ISI visit to the US which indicated that the
operation in North Waziristan was being launched under US
He demanded of the government to withdraw the decision
forthwith and warned of US demands of 'Do More'. "After
military operation in N Waziristan, the US would certainly
demand for another operation in Southern Punjab on the
pretext that the terrorists had taken shelter there and the
operation would spread to all parts of the country," he
He said the US wanted to spread anarchy in the country as it
could destroy the nuclear program of Pakistan.He demanded of
the government to take the decision back as it would have
serious consequences against security and integrity of the
country and it should come out of the US war on terror.
War News: Egypt
Egyptian Troops Pour into the Sinai: Kill Islamics trying to
August 12: Egyptian troops in armored carriers attacked
Islamic fighters trying to enter Israel, killing 5 and
August 9 and 10: Hundreds of Egyptian troops with armor
entered the Sinai and attacked Islamic fighters under cover
of missile fire by helicopters killing 20 Islamics and
The activation of the Egyptian army followed a mujahideen
attack on Egyptian troops guarding an entry point into
Israel killing 16 Egyptians. The attackers captured 2
armored cars and advanced two and a half miles into Israeli
occupation before Israeli helicopters knocked them out
killing 8. The bodies of 6 of the shuhada were handed over
by Israel to the Egyptian army. The other two were decimated
by the missiles
War news: Syria
Heavy Fighting in Syria: Poorly Armed Islamics Holding
Iranian Conspiracy Propaganda is Misleading non-Syrian
August 9, 10, 11, 12. A massive assault by Assad's armor and
helicopters, was preceded by Jet Fighter strikes [all in a
crowded city]. The Islamics could not resist the Assad
onslaught and withdrew from the Saleheddin district of
Aleppo. However, two days later the fighters re-entered the
city and ferocious urban warfare is underway.
Syrian troops, mostly Alawites and Syrian Christians, struck
at islamic strongholds in Homs, Idlib and Deraa but failed
to capture them. The death toll for August 11 tells the
story: 85 civilians and 20 Islamics killed but the Syrian
troops too suffered: 43 killed. The resistance is
US Concerned about al-Qaida takeover of Resistance.
August 10: Ms. Hillary Clinton has openly expressed the fear
that after Assad is gone, the serious problem in Syria will
be the substantial al-Qaida presence.
August 6: MSNBC reporter Richard Engel reported that Syrian
"rebels" are running low on ammunition and even secular
groups are linking up with al-Qaida for the sake of
weaponry. Numerous mujahideen are coming in from Arab
countries, particularly iraq, as well as Africans and some
European converts to Islam.
Iran's Press TV is extremely busy spreading conspiracy
theories to make Muslims feel that Syria is not an Islamic
cause. The propaganda is built around a correct assumption
that western powers will take advantage of the situation in
Syria and Israel wiill benefit. Iran goes to the abusive
extent of saying that Israel is behind the resistance!
The fact is that Assad has never fought Israel. Today too he
is fighting the Islamics, not Israel. In fact Syria's
frontier with Israel is very quiet.
Letter: Critical Comments on Mr. Carlsen's Article on London
Just some comment about the article about Olympics in
The writer fails to give credit to the British for their
ability to laugh at themselves. It is sorely lacking in many
cultures. It gives them an edge in times of trouble like
Also he is remarkably denigrating about the achievement of
the National Health Service - yes it has many problems. It
was a landmark in the world when first set up in 1948. You
know very well the suffering of people to this day in the US
who don't have health insurance.
He didn't notice as well that the ceremony was about the
British society changing into something new - yes it will be
facing problems! But the message was about giving
confidence to people as they are today, that they can do it
Letter: Egyptian professor Rebuts New Trend's Report on
Seriously, what is this talk about "The Islamics attacked a
Israel-supporting Egyptian border post to create an opening
against Israel"? Please check the accuracy of the news you
post. A terrorist group (gamah takfeereyah) attacked an
Egyptian border checkpoint station and killed more than 17
Egyptian soldiers who were starting their iftar (as you all
know, in Ramadan, Muslims fast). I am outraged at the slant
of this post/article. If this is an outspoken support of
terrorism, I have no interest in receiving any of the emails
for this "publication."
If our religion and our sense of humanity and morality allow
us to justify killing other Muslims (who are the sons,
fathers, brothers, husbands of others), then there is
something very skewed about our worldview. This has nothing
to do with the teachings of Islam and the Sunna of the
Egypt had already opened the borders between it and Gaza.
Palestinians were allowed in and out freely. After the
terrorist attack that killed our soldiers, all the borders
have been closed and the army launched attacks on these
terrorist groups to exterminate their threat. The reference
to "Islamics" implies that only these fighters are Muslim
and worthy of life, while our Egyptian soldiers are not
Muslim and thus unworthy of life. The "Islamics" you are
referencing here are terrorists who shoot innocent
civilians, kill our police officers, and have no sense of
morality apart from their perverted and sickenning
These types of posts make Islam seem like a
terrorism-supporting religion. Please know that if
non-Muslims view our religion negatively, it is because of
the acts of our people who distort our religion and make it
appear as a violent, ruthless, and bloody one, when it is
the kindest and most humane of all religions. Please make
more responsible posts, as our religion is all what God has
entrusted us with.
[Dr]. Samaa Gamie, [Pennsylvania]
First Person Account from Criterion - The Illuminator list.
[Courtesy Arshad Chaudhury,, Rolla. Missouri]
How Difficult it is for an American Woman to be Muslim.
Muslims are the Problem
Hi, My name is Dominica (Nikki). I am a 40 year old female
widow, that lives in the USA, Ohio. As a kid my Mom raised
us to believe in One God, but we were not Muslim. We did not
eat pork, but we were not Jews. My mother has since passed,
but her teachings stuck with me. We went to church, but my
Mom always said pray to God only. She was a big reader of
the Holy Bible, Old testament, and use to tell us as kids,
that man has tampered with it, but God has put his clues
here and there for his people. I don't know where she got
all her thinking, but I'm glad she had it. I went to Baptize
schools, where they would say my sister and I were products
of a sin. (we were biracial, my Mom is black, and my dad
So as you could see I did not think they had the right
religion. I can remember praying as a child, asking God why
I cannot believe in Jesus as God? But for some reason I
I stopped going to church for a long time after school. I
went back as an adult in my early 30s. I even joined a
church, but I always prayed to God, saying, that I just
wanted a place to worship him. So every time I went to
church I had to say this prayer to God, to let him know I
was only praying to him, not Jesus. (It's funny now, that I
know more about Islam.)
I did eventually go to a Mosque to study, but the men
Muslims I worked with, and knew, would brag how many wives
they could have. That just turned me off. And when I went I
did not feel very comfortable because of all the
nationalities that seemed to have clicks, and the only
Muslims I knew at the time were men. So I only went to a few
classes. I stopped going. I look back on this, and say going
to the Mosque is not user friendly:o)
You cannot just walk off the street, you have to know
things, (how to dress, and why the prayers are in a
different language than your own) or you will really feel
like you don't fit in. I could never really get into the
church thing either. But I wanted to be close to God.
I became a foster parent when I turned 35, (we, in the USA,
have a lot of black older children in foster care, and up
for adoption). So I became a foster parent. I had 2 kids,
that ended up staying with me for 5 years, and came up for
adoption, and because I knew they would just stay in the
system, and be moved from home to home, I adopted them, 2
years ago. They are now 13, and 12. Right before the
adoption, I got married, and my husband was going to adopted
them with me, even though I had them before he came in my
life. He was a very good man. He died 10 weeks after we got
married, a heart attack in bed.
Everything went down hill from there. The kids with their
back ground, losing their family, through foster care, and
now losing what was the closest thing to a dad that they
knew, went off the deep end. And I did too. It was a bad
time for us. I began to drink wine at night to sleep, and I
began to drink more. I desperately need God in my life, but
with the drinking, I thought I would not be clean enough to
even ask God for help. I did go through with the adoption,
and then I got some help for the drinking. I had a real hard
time not wanting to drink, until this 1 prayer I prayed, I
remember this prayer!
It was this past year. I remember telling my kids, that they
would not make 1/2 the mistakes in life they would make, if
they just listen to their mother. Then I thought about that
when I said my prayers that night, I would not make 1/2 the
mistakes I made if I gave my will over to God. And let God
run my life.
I prayed that night to God, and I told him, I don't care if
I never have a husband again, I don't care what material
things I have in this world, I just want you in my life, and
your Will not mine. I had said prayers like that before, but
this time I really meant it. I did not care about anything
on this earth at that time, but God.
Since that prayer I have not wanted a drink since.
Then came a friend I knew a long time. He had been checking
on me about once a month since my husband had died, he knew
us both before. He asked me if I would be interested in
learning about Islam. I told him how I felt before when I
studied that short time, but I would read the Quran. I read
the Quran, and then I took my Shahadah!
Thank God Almighty, I am a Muslim. I have only been a Muslim
since July 19th 2002, but I can say this, it is the most
peaceful I have ever felt in my life! I know I have a lot to
learn, but what I can say, is I have a place to worship the
One and Only True God, Allah. This is my story, Praises be
to Allah! I cannot Praise God enough! God is Great!
Thanks for letting me share my story, Nikki
Today is all you have
By Aaidh ibn Abdullah al-Qarni
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
When you wake up in the morning, do not expect to see the
evening — live as though today is all you have. Yesterday
has passed with its good and evil, while tomorrow has not
yet arrived. Your life's span is but one day, as if you
were born in it and will die at the end of it. With this
attitude, you will not be caught between an obsession over
the past, with its anxieties, and the hopes of the future,
with all its uncertainty. Live for today: During this day
you should pray with a wakeful heart, recite the Quran with
understanding, and remember Allah with sincerity. In this
day you should be balanced in your affairs, satisfied wiyour
allotted portion, concerned with your appearance a
Organize the hours of this day, so that you make years out
of minutes and months out of seconds. Seek forgiveness from
your Lord, remember Him, prepare for the final parting from
this world, and live today happily and at peace. Be content
with your sustenance, your wife, your children, your work,
your house and your station in life.
...So hold that which I have given you and be grateful.
Live today free from sorrow, bother, anger, jealousy, and
You must engrave onto your heart one phrase: Today is my
only day. If you have eaten warm, fresh bread today, then
what do yesterday's dry, rotten bread and tomorrow's
anticipated bread matter?
If you are truthful with yourself and have a firm, solid
resolve, you will undoubtedly convince yourself of the
following: Today is my last day to live. When you achieve
this attitude, you will profit from every moment of your
day, by developing your personality, expanding your
abilities, and purifying your deeds. Then you say to
Today I shall be refined in my speech and will utter
neither evil speech nor obscenity. Also, I shall not
Today I shall organize my house and my office. They will
not be disorderly and chaotic, but organized and neat.
Today I will be particular about my bodily cleanliness and
appearance. I will be meticulous in my neatness and
balanced in my walk, talk, and actions.
Today I will strive to be obedient to my Lord, pray in the
best manner possible, do more voluntary acts of
righteousness, recite the Qur'an, and read beneficial books.
I will plant goodness into my heart and extract from it
the roots of evil — such as pride, jealousy, and
Today I will try to help others — to visit the sick, to
attend a funeral, to guide the one who is lost, and to
feed the hungry. I will stand side by side with the
oppressed and the weak. I will pay respect to the scholar,
be merciful to the young, and reverent to the old.
O' past that has departed and is gone, I will not cry over
you. You will not see me remembering you, not even for a
moment, because you have traveled away from me never to
O' future, you are in the realm of the unseen, so I will
not be obsessed by your dreams. I will not be preoccupied
about what is to come because tomorrow is nothing and has
not yet been created.
« Today is my only day » is one of the most important
statements in the dictionary of happiness,
for those who desire to live life in its fullest splendour
La Tahzan (Don't be sad)
Translated by: Faisal ibn Muhammad Shafeeq, 2nd ed. Riyadh
2005. Publisher: International Islamic Publishing House.
ISBN Hard Cover: 9960-850-36. ISBN Soft Cover: 9960-850-44-7 P31
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