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Jamada al-thani 17,1434/April 28, 2013 # 17
Many Muslims pray to dead saints for wasila. For a correct
understanding of intercession, go to hadith from Sahih
Muslim right at the end of this issue.
Please scroll to end.
How can Palestinians stand against Israel when they allow
gangsterism within their own ranks?
Imam Badi Ali's little daughter Appeals to the Palestinian
Authority in the West Bank
Yesterday, I received some terrible news about my uncle
(Jihad Ali). He was beaten severely by some gang members
known as the Tanzim. After that, he went to complain about
them to the Palestinian Authority Police, but they arrested
him instead. This is unfair and I want the Palestinian
Authority Police to release him and bring those members of
the Tanzim to justice. You just cannot beat people like
that. What kind of world are we living in where the victim
Spotlights are back! From North Carolina
Imam Badi Ali, National Islamic Shoora Leader, Invites you
Human Rights are given by Allah Almighty. No
one has the right to restrict them without proper guidance
from the Qur'an and the Sunnah.
The problem is not only oppression but people
who allow oppression.
Racism is a form of oppression. Exploitation
of women is a form of oppression.
If you are a sincere Muslim, you will not
tolerate oppression, persecution or abusive action.
Oppression is forbidden, no matter how sacred
There is no acceptable excuse for
The Western Powers are following a policy of
He who allows oppression is an oppressor too.
Poverty can be the producer or product of
New Trend's condolences go to the families of working women
who died in a huge building collapse in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
The death toll has reached 370 and another 600 are feared to
be still buried in the rubble. The corrupt pro-India rulers
of Bangladesh have done nothing for the masses and working
conditions and structures are extremely poor. The owner of
the building has been arrested while fleeing to India. He is
connected with the rulers and hence is protected from the
DRUM, a grassroots organization in New York led by Fahd
Ahmed, is organizing relief for the suffering families.
Western corporations have been exploiting Bangladesh. Please
scroll down and donate.
Breaking News 2:
Assad's Crime Against Islamic World vs "Chemical weapons"
On April 24, Syrian tyrant Assad's tank fire destroyed the
minaret of the historic Ummayed Mosque in Aleppo. Parts of
the mosque had already been reduced to rubble by Assad's
shelling after the mujahideen took over the area last month.
The US completely ignored the attack on the mosque although
it is a protected monument under UNESCO. [See photo of
mosque, before and after attack, below. Please scroll down,]
Intead the US is propagandizing about "chemical" attacks by
Assad. It looks like a barely concealed preparation for
intevention in the future. Can't find evidence, the US says!
Then why the hype? Assad has killed 60,000 Muslims without
using chemical weapons.
For news of the fighting and Hizbullah's intervention,
scroll way down.
Breaking News 3.
Afghanistan: Taliban Open Spring Offensive.
The Taliban announced their Spring Offensive in April.
According to icasualties, 14 NATO troops have already been
killed in April. Also, a Taliban attack in Ghazni killed 16
Karzai police officers including the police chief.
In the north, in Kunduz province, a police officer poisoned
6 other police officers, killed them and fled to join the
Breaking News #4:
Rallies against Iran-US regime in Iraq. Protestors
For two weeks, western and northern Iraq have been in
upheaval with demonstrations, non-stop, against the Shii
Maliki regime installed in Baghdad by the US.
On April 23, the Maliki regime tried to crush the rallies
and massacred at least 26 people in the north. That stirred
up the masses even more.
On April 26, 4 Maliki agents who tried to infiltrate a rally
in Ramadi were killed. Now the Maliki regime is vowing
Breaking News #5:
Pak Taliban Trying to Disrupt Elections. Bomb Attacks on
April 28: For more than a week now, Pak Taliban have been
attacking the election offices of secular parties, MQM, ANP
and PPP in Karachi and in Frontier [known as Pakhtunkhawa].
Some of these offices have been blown up with heavy
casualties to party workers.
The background is that MQM, ANP and PPP supported the army's
attack on the Red Mosque and Women's Seminary Jamia Hafsa in
Islamabad. They have fully supported the army's operations
in the north leading to the death of more than 30,000
Muslims and more than 2,000,000 made homeless.
The mosques, medressas and libraries run by the Pak Taliban
and Sharia supporters were destroyed by the army along with
the homes of Islamic leaders. Helicopter gunships, jet
fighters, tanks and heavy artillery were used against the
Islamics for several years. All these efforts of General
Kayani and his predecessor General Musharraf were supported
by PPP, ANP and MQM.
MQM has led a reign of terror in Karachi with dozens of
murders of opponents every month. Finally MQM, a fascist
party, became over confident and challenged the Pak Taliban
to battle. The terrorist leader of MQM lives under British
protection in London.
Re: Boston:South Africans want to know what's wrong with USA
Live Interview with Dr. Kaukab Siddique by South African Radio
Jamaat al-Muslimeen is censored by US Media which supports
One of the blessings of Fajr, on April 27 at 6 AM, I
received a phone call from Abu Bakr Dawjee, veteran radio
broadcaster of Al-Ansaar radio, Durban, South Africa.
He talked to me for 40 minutes live on air asking a variety
of questions about the Boston tragedy and the overall
situation of Muslims in America.
Dawjee began by reminding listeners of the countrywide
campaign by Zionist Jews and right wing extremists against
me after I denounced Israel in a public speech at Dupont
Circle in Washington DC. This was the first instance in
American history that the Zionists failed to bring down a
Muslim professor at an Amerivcan university.
Here is a summary of the answers I gave to the questions
Dawjee asked me. Obviously he is very well versed in
American major media work as extensions of the
government. They are heavily infiltrated by Zionists, Jews
and Israel Firsters. Factuality is almost impossible to be
obtained from US media. BBC at least gives the basic facts.
US intelligence services have a track record of using
informants to entrap excitable young Muslims, opening the
way for them to carry out an "attack" and arresting them
when they press the "button."
The Boston tragedy was preceded by interaction between US
and Russian intelligence services. The attack was either
"allowed" to be carried out or was meant to be false flag
but the explosives turned to be live! Who messed up and why
is not clear.
UN official Falk has blamed Israel as the source of the
conflict in Boston. Many agree with him..
Boston was placed under thinly veiled martial law. The
population was ordered to hide and 5,000 security forces
were sent in to hunt two people.
Muslims in America are unable to express themselves owing
to the existence of bootlicker groups which do and say
exactly what the government wants. Among them are CAIR,
ISNA, ICNA and others. The Zionist media identify them as
the leaders of the Muslims of America.
There is considerable dissent in America against the war,
against drone attacks, against Guantanamo Bay, but most of
it is by non-Muslims. The Muslim leadership is so timid or
sold out that without non-Muslim dissenters, Muslim
suffering would not be heard of.
My organization Jamaat al-Muslimeen is steadily
vociferous against Israel, against occupation and bombing of
Muslim countries, against the continuing imprisonment of
Islamic political prisoners, but our voices are blocked by
the corporate media [heavily infiltrated by Zionists] which
insist on pretending that CAIR, ISNA, ICNA represent the
Muslim voices of America.
The Muslims in the mosques and in the civil society,
support our viewpoint, anti-Israel, anti-occupation, for
freedom of political prisoners, but they are systematically
Imam Jamil al-Amin and the Blind Shaikh, Dr. Omar Abdel
Rahman, remain in prison, mistreated and in peril of their
health. Visits with them are forbidden and when allowed are
extremely expensive. [Lynne Stewart, Dr. Omar's pro bono
attorney, and Ahmed Abdel Sattar, his translator, are also
Egypt's President Morsi wanted the Blind Shaykh to be
released, probably because he wanted the Salafist votes, 25%
of the voters in Egypt. Nothing came of it.
Press TV [of Iran] has mislead many people into thinking
that Syrians support Assad which is indeed a shameful lie
and has demolished Press TV's influence although it does
have some authentic stories about American oppression.
In Syria, the mujahideen are now the major force but are
poorly armed. America is helping the secular Free Syrian
Army and trying to counter the mujahideen al-Nusrah and
other Islamic fighters.
The US is working on a plan for Syria according to the
Bosnia-Kosova model. If the mujahideen are weakened by
Assad's still intact armor and air force or Assad is about
to be toppled, the US will rush in as saviors of the Syrian
Shifa is the nickname of a devout Bangladeshi Muslim,
Ehsan El-Sadequee, who went to Bangladesh to get married.
The US arrested him on wild claims of terrtorist contacts.
The Supreme Court of Bangladesh exonerated him but the
Dhaka-Washington nexus would not allow him to be released.
US Muslims are treated like second class citizens.
Recently a Somali Muslimah was arrested and given 6 years in
prison because she sent about $1400 to Somalia.
Mother of Bombing Suspects Speaks out
Zubeidat Tsarnaeva has denied that she or her sons were
involved in terrorism. She has said she believed her sons
have been framed by U.S. authorities.
Zubeidat Tsarnaeva (l), mother of the suspected Boston
bombers, brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, and their
aunt Patimat Suleymanova attend a news conference in
Makhachkala on April 25, 2013. (SERGEI RASULOV/AFP/Getty
Richard Falk Says US-Israeli Policies responsible for
[With thanks to Br. Mark Glenn of The Ugly Truth, or TUT]
Jewish organizations are calling for Richard Falk of the
United Nations to step down following comments he made in an
online essay suggesting that U.S. and Israeli policies were
responsible for the Boston Marathon explosions.
Falk, who serves as a special rapporteur with the UN Human
Rights Council (UNHRC), wrote in an article titled "A
Commentary on the Marathon Murders" on the Foreign Policy
Journal website that the Boston Marathon explosions were
"retribution" for the actions of the U.S. military in the
Middle East, which he considers part of the "the American
global domination project."
Falk also blamed Israel for the attacks, writing "[a]s long
as Tel Aviv has the compliant ear of the American political
establishment those who wish for peace and justice in the
world should not rest easy."
American Jewish Committee Executive Director David Harris
questioned the UN's judgment in allowing someone like Falk
to serve for the international body.
"Given his public record, the question is why Richard Falk
still occupies a UN position. Is there no shame?" Harris
said in a statement.
"Falk's latest commentary demonstrates his total
insensitivity to the victims of the terror attacks in
Boston," Harris added. "His malicious propaganda regarding
the U.S. and Israel—and his glaring inability to see the
stark truth about extremist violence and terrorism—has no
place in any international body that takes itself and its
B'nai B'rith International also called for Falk to be
removed from his UN position.
"We once again call for Falk's removal from his position
within the UNHRC. His latest string of inflammatory
remarks—whether it be on the Internet or in one of his
"reports" to the council—has no place in the United Nations
and his continued presence at the UNHRC further undermines
the credibility of the system," B'nai B'rith International
said in a statement.
The watchdog group UN Watch also sent a letter to UN
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice
urging them to "speak out" against Falk.
Major Western Corporations have benefited from Bangladeshi
Here is their Chance to help the people.
ALL DONATIONS WILL BE SENT TO THE BANGLADESH CENTRE FOR
South Asian Workers in Solidarity with Bangladeshi Garment
Workers and Demand Corporate and Governmental Accountability
for Factory Collapse that Killed more than 300 Workers
Walmart, Benetton, and numerous other European and North
American corporations and local factories must respect
workers rights and organizing, compensate the affected
families, and join the Bangladeshi Fire and Building Safety
As an organization of South Asian immigrant workers, DRUM
(Desis Rising Up & Moving) members and leaders are
heartbroken but also outraged by the devastating loss of
life caused by the collapse of a Rana Plaza garment factory
in Bangladesh. So far, we know that at least 300 workers
have lost their lives, over a 1000 have been injured, and
the recovery efforts are still underway.
The factory produced garments for Wal-Mart, Benetton, and
many other clothing corporations.
It is outrageous that despite the fact that workers saw and
complained about major cracks appearing in the building a
day earlier to the collapse, the workers were forced to go
back in and work in the factory. We know that not only local
contractors and factory owners are responsible for this, but
that foreign corporations must take responsibility and be
held accountable for their own practices, and the practices
of their subcontractors in Bangladesh. For years now, local
labor organizations and workers have been pressuring the
corporations to sign the Bangladesh Comprehensive Fire and
Building Safety Agreement, and yet numerous corporation have
declined to do so in the name of costs. Wednesday's accident
shows that the pursuit of corporate profits comes at the
expense of the lives and livelihood of Bangladeshi workers.
It is also outrageous that the Bangladeshi government has
repeatedly chosen to prioritize the interests of foreign
corporations and factory owners, rather than the lives of
the Bangladeshi workers. Even as hundreds of workers remain
trapped underneath the rubble, Sohel Rana, the owner of the
building was rescued and protected by the Bangladeshi
authorities as a result of his affiliations with the ruling
In partnership with the Bangladesh Centre for Worker
Solidarity, who organize and support garment workers and
resistance, we will be collecting donations to provide
support for the workers and their families, and to give
solidarity to their efforts to organize workers for their
rights and for justice. We will be collecting donations from
through our website, or through donations at our office.
In addition to organizing low-wage and undocumented South
Asian workers here in the United States, DRUM has recently
launched the Global South Asian Migrant Workers Alliance
(GSAMWA) with partners in 11 different countries. GSAMWA is
linking and organizing migrant workers displaced and
impacted by neoliberalism within their home countries and
across the world (from Bangladesh to Greece to New York) to
fight and change local and global economic policies to
support workers rights, and for global justice.
Syria: On April 24, Assad's tank fire destroyed the minaret
of the world famous historic Umayyed Mosque which was
constructed in 715 AD.
Pictures show the once famous landmark reduced to a pile of
The area came under shelling by Assad's troops after the
mujahideen took over a month back. Portions of the mosque
had already been destroyed but now Assad's forces, hard core
Alawites, hit the beautiful turret which is a protected
monument under UNESCO.
Syria: Airport Battles
April 28: Mujahideen of al-Nusra have successfully overrun a
major military airport, one of a string of three strategic
air bases around Aleppo and Idlib. Heavy fighting is going
on at the other two air bases.
April 24-28: Major Incursion by Hizbullah from Lebanon to
Heavy fighting is going on between the Lebanese Shi'ite
Hizbullah forces and mujahideen of al-Nusra. Hizbullah has
entered Syria in large numbers and is determined to keep
Assad's escape route open through the border town of Qusair.
Hizbullah was beaten back in its first attempt but now it
has returned with large reinforcements.
Your good deeds matter.
This should be a good lesson for those who look for human
Abu Umamah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: I heard
the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) saying, "Read the Quran, for
it will come as an intercessor for its reciters on the Day
This Hadith tells the excellence of reciting the Qur'an and
acting upon its injunctions. Intercession (in this Hadith)
means that the Qur'an will be endowed with the power of
speech by Allah and it will request Allah to forgive the
sins of its reciters who acted upon its teachings. Allah
will accept the request of the Qur'an, as signified in other
180/991 - Riyad Us-Saliheen (Gardens of the Righteous)
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