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Jamada al-Awwal 23,1435/March 23, 2014 # 12
Hail Turkey: First time in the Mid East, an air strike in
favor of Islam
Breaking News: On March 23, a
Turkish F-16 shot down a Syrian fighter bomber which was
attacking mujahideen who have taken the border crossing near
Turkey. The Syrian crossed into Turkey and was shot
Speaking to a celebrating crowd, Prime Minister Erdogan of
Turkey hailed the pilot who shot down the Syrian bomber.
Syria's air force has committed serious violations of human
rights including dropping barrel bombs on the city of Aleppo
which have killed 800 plus civilians in that one city
[See below: Mujahideen entered Assad's stronghold of Latakia
and captured the border crossing known as Kassab.]
Stop the presses: March 23 late: Jaish al-Islam rocket fire
killed Bashar Assad's cousin Hilal al-Assad and 7 other
officers in the town of Kassab within range of the border
crossing where heavy fighting is going on. He was the
commander of Assad's forces in the Alawite province of
Islamic Power of Unarmed Ikhwan Demonstrators.
After Juma on March 21, thousands of people turned out
across Egypt to defy the military and to call for the
release of President Morsi. More than 10 people were killed
and scores wounded as Sisi's forces fired repeatedly on the
demonstrators. There was no panic.
The Chinese news agency Xinhua has release photos of the
rallies. We publish 7 photos. Notice the large numbers of
hijabi women against General Sisi.
Please scroll to end for photos.
Also on March 19, Egyptian army killed 5 Islamic fighters in
Qulaybia province but two of its senior officers were
killed: a Brigadier General and a colonel.
Munawar Hasan addressed Huge Crowd in Karachi in Memory of
Iqbal's & Quaid's Dream of Islamic Pakistan: Thousands of
women and children were among the crowd. More than 300,000
became members of Jamaate Islami.
From Urdu written by Anwar Niazi.
March 23: On the anniversary of the Pakistan Resolution of
1940 which gave a political shape to Allama Iqbal's dream of
an Islamic homeland, a massive gathering was held in Karachi
to affirm the defense of Pakistan and its ideology.
The gathering was addressed by Syed Munawar Hasan, ameer of
Jamaate Islami Pakistan, Prof. Ibrahim, Jamaate Islami's
leader in Frontier Province, Prof. Mairaj ul-Huda JI ameer
for Sindh and Hafiz Naeemi, the ameer of JI Karachi, among
Munawar Hasan [Maulana Maudoodi's most brilliant student]
warned Pakistanis to beware of India's control of Pak water
resources and its occupation of Kashmir. He said US presence
in the region threatens the independence of all countries in
this area, be it Pakistan or Iran.
He called for a return of Karachi to its vital role in
Pakistan's economy. He spoke against sectarianism and said
that Pakistan belongs to all Muslims.
Mairaj ul-Huda highlighted the suffering of the poor masses
in Thar area of Sind after it was struck by drought.
Prof. Ibrahim, who is on the Committee for peace talks with
the Taliban, noted the continuing army action which has
brought a steady flow of refugees from North Waziristan and
other northern areas.
Hafiz Naeemi, the new dynamic leader of JI in Karachi,
described the campaign to gain support of Karachi's people
which has brought 300,000 new people into the jamaat.
Munawar Hasan is deeply concerned about the suffering of the
drought stricken people of Thar where hundreds have died. He
has called on all Pakistanis to join the Islamic relief
teams already in the area. Please scroll to end below for
his message about Thar given before he went to Karachi.
Is Peace Possible or Hate will win?
Christians, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists vs Muslims?
by Kaukab Siddique, PhD
Every week, sometimes every day, I receive questions from
friends, colleagues, opponents and readers in general: Why
is there so much conflict between Muslims and people of
Also, I receive comments from the other extreme saying:
Islam, Christianity and Judaism are Abrahamic religions with
minor differences. All those who oppose this harmony are
potential terrorists and haters, these extremists say.
Why are Muslims fighting and killing other Muslims?
Instead of answering each person separately, I have decided
to give this consolidated response.
Islam does not teach war against people of other
religions. The Qur'an states very clearly that "There is no
compulsion in religion."
Anyone fighting people who are Christians, Jews, Hindus,
Buddhists because they are Christians, Jews, Hindus,
Buddhists is violating Islam.
Islam teaches fighting against:
Tyranny, dictatorship, kingship.
Islam teaches Tawheed [Oneness of God], Risalat
[continuity of messengers and prophets], [Akhirat] Judgement
and Life in the Hereafter.
Hence we oppose religions which do not have these basic
Opposition or rejection does not mean conflict or war.
Muslims believe that they will always win in unrestricted
transmission of the Islamic message. There is no reason for
Islam to use force against anyone. We always win.
So why is there conflict? These are the causes:
Occupation of Palestine by the Jews. They brought their
people from all over the world and forcibly settled them in
a Muslim land.
Occupation of Kashmir by India, occupation of Chechnia by
Russia, occupatuon of Afghanistan first by Russia and then
by the US and NATO, occupation of Iraq by the US. Bombing of
Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia by the US.
Tyrants implanted in Muslim lands and
supported/armed/funded by western powers.
Mubarak ruled for 30 years, Ben Ali in Tunisia for 30 years,
Qaddafi in Libya for 40 years, Saleh in Yemen for 30 years,
Assad in Syria for 30 years [continuing], Saudis in Arabia
for 75 years [continuing], etc.
In each of these tyrannies, the regimes used torture,
arbitrary arrests, murder, terrorism against families, waste
of huge sums of money to buy minorities, collaborators and
agents to terrorize the Muslim majorities.
Gonocide against Muslims in Kashmir, India, Burma,
Chechnia and western China
Exploitation of women. After America and Europe had
subjugated their own women and turned them into objects of
pleasure and "free" sex, they started attempts to degrade
women in Muslim lands. Hence western attacks on hijab, niqab
and family life along with exaltation of women who dress
Cultural imperialism. Export of sexual anarchy in movies
and videos coming in an ongoing flood from India, USA and
Europe. Hillary Clinton led the way by accepting her
husband's sexual exploits with a Jewish woman in the Oval
Once western cultural norms are successfully exported to
Muslim populations, the next step is direct attack on
religion in all its forms. Former President Bush started the
media assault on Medressas [Islamic schools], along with
bombing raids on such schools.
President Obama's is leading the way with his blatant
attempts to export homosexuality as a norm, starting with
African countries which are friendly to the US.
With guidance from the Rand Corporation's Security
section, the US sees Muslims as hostile populations under
"Fundamentalists" who are strict in prayer, fasting,
zakat and Hajj. These are to be beguiled with a variety of
forms of entertainment and by the possession of a great
variety of luxuries.
"Extremists" who come out on the streets to protest
against imperialist and Zionist acts of aggression. They are
to be painted as ugly and frustrated people, bigots who are
somewhat irrational and whose protests are to be ignored.
[Example: Jamaate Islami in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and
Ikhwan in Egypt.]
"Terrorists" who pick up arms to fight against the
western powers and against the dictators and tyrants they
support. [If they had been non-Muslims, they would have been
called freedom fighters.
What's the solution? Actually it is simple. It is called
SELF DETERMINATION. Muslims should have the right to
determine their own future according to Islam. The West
cannot stomach this solution. In Algeria, an extremely
popular peaceful movement, FIS, which won through elections
was crushed by the secularist regime with the full support
of France. In Palestine, the duly elected Hamas government
has been labelled as "terrorist" by the US, and now in
Egypt, the duly elected government led by President Morsi
has been crushed, with thousands of unarmed protestors shot
In Bangladesh, the unarmed peaceful movement led by Jamaate
Islami is being crushed as the regime wanted to justify the
"elections" it held. Such elections, under repression, and
even occupation, are duly held in Kashmir, Iraq, Chechnia
Your questions are welcome.
Third Khutba on the Life of the Prophet, pbuh. Uhud and
On March 21 Br. Kauksb Siddique gave the Juma khutba at
masjid jamaat al-Muslimeen in Bsltimore, Maryland.
Here are the main points for countrywide distribution.
Text: "Deem not the summons of the Messenger among
yourselves like the summons of one of you to another: Allah
does know those of you who slip away under shelter of some
excuse: then let those beware who withstand the Messenger's
order, lest some trial befall them, or a grievous
chastisement be inflicted on them." [The Qur'an 24:63.]
Quoted by Imam Ahmed Ibn Hanbal in his confrontation with a
despotic ruler who wanted to include sectarian concerns into
the fabric of Islam.
Lessons of the Battle of Uhud:
Even good Muslims can sin and make mistakes. If they
disobey the Prophet, pbuh, they can fail.
Repent and seek forgiveness. Allah will Forgive you.
Many people oppose Islam out of Ignorance. They are not
Khalid attacked and killed many Muslims at Ohud. The
Prophet, pbuh, understood that Khalid was acting as a
professional fighter, not out of hatred of Islam.
He invited Khalid to Islam. He embraced Islam and became
one of the greatest fighters and generals for Islam. The
Prophet, pbuh, gave him the title of Saifullah, the Sword of
Allah. May Allah reward Khalid, r.a.
We can never succeed if we disobey the Prophet, pbuh, and
do not follow his Sunnah.
Education is essential. In Madinah, Muslims learned to
read and write. That's how the big Suras of the Qur'an
revealed in Madinah were written down.
Women's rights in the family and in inheritance were
consolidated in Madinah.
The evil of usury and interest [capitalism] was condemned
Islam is emerging as a global power. Do not be mislead
by the ongoing media campaign against Islam.
Pray for the Muslims of America that they start
following the Qur'an and authentic hadith and give up cults
Allah is not the name of a man. We cannot describe Allah
but we can know Him through His manifestations. Inside the
miracles of our being and in the tremendous outstretching
heavens we can sense the Power and Mercy of Allah. The world
could be destroyed right away, one meteor big enough could
do it, if Allah's Mercy and Power were not sustaining the
Breaking News: Afghanistan
4 Teenagers Attack High Security Luxury hotel in Kabul.
March 21: Four Taliban, estimated age 18, sneaked into the
luxury Serena hotel in Kabul
through three layers of security. They hid small pistols in
their shoes. They opened fire in the restaurant killing 9 of
the foreign elites supporting Karzai. According to the
Vancouver Sun, two of those killed were Canadian women from
the Ismaili community "educating" Afghans with funds from
Agha Khan's resources.
The Kabul military says the four youths were killed after
they fought off the Karzai forces for three hours. The
military's losses were not revealed.
Police Headquarters Attacked in Jalalabad by "suiciders."
March 20: Taliban martyrdom operators broke into the heavily
fortified police headquarters in Jalalabad. Ten of Karzai's
police officers were killed along with one of their
[Taliban say they are protesting the so called elections
coming on April 5 under US military occupation with
thousands of Shi'ites and Ismaili militia helping the Kabul
Icasualties reports that 19 NATO troops have been killed in
2014 but NATO is not carrying out operations and no details
of the fighting were given.
Breaking News: Syria
March 22: In Assad's Alawite heartland of Latakia, al-Nusra
launched an offensive near the Turkish border and captured
the Kassab border crossing.. Syrian army launched a
ferocious counterattack but Kassab crossing remains in
mujahideen hands though the Alawites succeeded in killing a
Saudi mujahid, Abdul Mohsen al-Sharekhi leading a small
force known as Ahrar al-Sham.
March 21: Mujahideen of al-Nusra captured Shweihneh mountain
in the north of Aleppo province. Assad's forces suffered
heavily, losing at least 50 killed. Mujahideen lost 18
killed. It's a strategic location and puts some of Assad's
forts within reach of Islamic fire.
March 21: Mujahideen finally captured a prison fortress near
Deraa in the south of Syria after weeks of fighting.
Hundreds of civilians imprisoned in the fort for opposing
Assad were released amid celebrations. The Syrian air force
was not able to strike because of the close proximity of the
prisoners and the troops guarding them.
March 21: Syrian special forces launched an attack on Adra,
north east of Damascus.The "rebels" beat them back but lost
10 of their men in the fighting.
March 20: The entire population of Yabroud, several thousand
civilians, fled across the mountains to the Lebanese Sunni
town of Arsal. As the people fled during the night, they
were shelled by Assad's and Hizbullah's artillery. Scores of
women and children were killed. Here is an eyewitness
"A seven-year-old boy called Youssef was being treated for a
head wound in a makeshift clinic in the Lebanese border town
"They shelled us with cannon as we were fleeing," he said,
talking about the retreat from Yabroud.
The doctor in charge, Qassem Zien, declares for the activist
videoing this scene: "We've had dozens of wounded like this,
mostly women and children. I ask Hezbollah and Bashar: Are
these terrorists?"' [BBC]
Thus the people showed that they did not want to be
"liberated" by Assad.
As the air strikes and artillery shelling of Yabroud
increased, the Free Syrian Army [FSA] retreated without
fighting, opening the way for the Al-Nusra fighters to be
outflanked by Assad's tanks. Al-Nusra successfully evaded
the Alawites and took shelter in the mountains. Assad's
forces announced that they are now in Yabroud and it was a
great victory for them.
The town of Arsal across the border in Lebanon where the
refugees have fled could soon be attacked by the Shi'ite
Hizbullah forces. Sunnis of Arsal are accused of sending
supplies to al-Nusra.
March 19: Mujahideen exploded a bomb near an Israeli
position in the occupied Golan heights injuring 4 Israeli
troops. Israel blamed the Assad regime and opened artillery
fire killing one Syrian soldier. There was no Assad
response. Reporters in the Golan say they could hear sounds
of the battle going on between mujahideen and Assad's troops
in Syria. The mujahideen are gradually approaching the
Israeli occupation line,
Attempts to Legitimize Wealth stolen by Jews from Iraq
by Sis Aisha [Jamaat al-Muslimeen New York City]
Long Island, NY - According to CBS News New York, the Iraqi
Jewish community in Port Washington is trying to keep
thousands of Jewish artifacts stolen from Saddam Hussein's
Police Headquarters in Iraq, after the U.S. invasion in
2003. These items showcase Babylonian Jewish history from
that region. Anti-Muslim Rep. Steve Israel is asking the
Obama Administration to reconsider giving these artifacts
back to the new "Iraqi" government there.The article states
that in 1950, before Saddam Hussein's reign, Jews were
exiled from Iraq and there items taken. It is said that the
Iraqi Jewish community spent $3 million to restore many of
these treasures, which include torahs, prayer books, and
personal documents. These ancient artifacts, some dating
back to the 1500's, are now on tour. How the Babylonian
Jewish community came into possession of these artifacts is
never asked or answered in this article
Cult leader exposed.
The Aga Khan, his 10-year divorce battle with German
princess, and a 'deal for £50?million'
The playboy, and spiritual leader of 12 million Ismaili
Muslims, ends marriage to his second wife with a reported
The Aga Khan, imam of the Ismaili Muslim community, on Sept.
6, 2004 in Berlin and his then wife Begum Inaara Aga Khan
By Raf Sanchez, Washington
9:19PM GMT 15 Mar 2014
The divorce battle between the Aga Khan, the spiritual
leader of 12 million Ismaili Muslims, and a German princess
has ended after 10 years of arguments in London courts and
the French judicial system.
Fought first in London's High Court and then the French
judicial system, the case exposed the man who claims to be
the direct descendant of the Prophet Mohammed to accusations
of an affair with an air hostess.
The legal saga finally came to an end with a secret court
decision in Paris, where the Aga Khan is believed to have
paid out a record £50 million settlement.
The 77-year-old British business magnate, whose wealth is
derived partly from tithes given by his followers, married
Princess Gabriele zu Leiningen in 1998.
The wedding took place at his walled Aiglemont estate, north
of Paris, and the princess, a former pop singer who is
distantly in the line of succession to the British throne,
converted to Islam and adopted the name Inaara Aga Khan.
The couple had one son, Prince Aly, but by 2004 the marriage
had broken down and the pair announced their separation.
Princess Inaara accused the Aga Khan of adultery and paid a
private detective to track his movements as he circled the
What followed was a 10-year legal cold war which began in
Britain and was billed as potentially the most expensive
divorce case in history.
The Aga Khan was born in Switzerland but is a British
citizen who spends most of his time at his French
Experts predicted that the Aga Khan could face a pay out of
up to half a billion pounds. But when the case collapsed in
Britain it moved across the Channel to France, where divorce
settlements are typically far lower.
A French court initially awarded Princess Inaara £10.3
million but a higher court in 2011 raised that figure to £54
million. While it was by far the largest divorce settlement
in French history, the Aga Khan was generally considered to
have got off lightly.
That is why observers of Europe's high society were
surprised when the billionaire philanthropist announced
later that year he was challenging the ruling.
The decision not only drew out proceedings that already
stretched for seven years but raised the risk that if the
case deadlocked the pair would remain married.
In the interim, the Aga Khan reportedly became close with
Beatrice von der Schulenburg, the divorced wife of a City
recruitment company head, Jeffrey von der Schulenburg.
It was widely speculated that the spiritual leader, by then
in his mid-seventies, would move quickly onto a third
marriage as soon as the French legal proceedings
That moment finally arrived on Friday after the Court of
Appeals in Paris approved the terms of a confidential
settlement of an unknown monetary value. Lawyers for both
sides refused to disclose the details, saying only that the
marriage "ends by consent".
The settlement gives the Aga Khan space to focus to his
widely-praised philanthropic investment, using his wealth to
nurture enterprises in the developing world that would be
considered too risky by other businessmen.
But the divorce will allow also the father-of-four to
indulge in his other passions: horse racing and
The Aga Khan owns hundreds of race horses in stables in both
Ireland and France. Among the names to have past through his
gates was Shergar, the stallion stolen by masked gunmen from
Ballymany Stud in County Kildaire in 1983.
He named his yacht after the missing horse but later
upgraded to a £100 million boat, Alamshar, named after
another of his thoroughbreds.
He ascended to the position of leader of the Ismailis, a
mystical sect of Shia Islam, as a 20-year-old in 1957,
taking the mantle from his grandfather Sir Sultan Muhammad
Shah Aga Khan III.
Hailed as "the bringer of light" he retains the loyalty of
Ismaili Muslims despite his chaotic personal life and
persistent reports of adultery.
He remains an active figure on the world stage despite
nearing eighty-years old but focus has increasingly turned
towards the delicate subject of succession.
His first marriage was to Sally Croker-Poole, a former
British model, who took the name Princess Salimah Aga Khan
after they wed in 1969.
Over the course of a 25-year marriage they had one daughter
and two sons. While his daughter, Princess Zahra, was the
firstborn the expectation is his eldest son, Prince Rahim,
will succeed him.
Prince Rahim, 42, has adopted his father's taste for the
glamorous life and in August last year married Kendra
Spears, a 25-year-old American model.
Like her father-in-law's two ex-wives she has changed her
name, adopting the title Princess Salwa Aga Khan.
The Aga Khan has always refused to say who his successor
will be, saying his choice will be disclosed after his
The question took on a fresh urgency in 2008, after the
then-71-year-old was involved in a serious skiing accident
in Courchevel. He made a full recovery.
Thar deaths due to India's water aggression
by Anwar Niazi
LAHORE, Mar. 20: Ameer, Jamaat e islami, Paksitan, Syed
Munawar Hasan, has said that India's water aggression
against Pakistan and our failure to build dams were the
major reasons behind the large scale deaths in Thar and the
drought in Cholistan but the rulers seemed be totally
unconcerned on the both issues.
Talking to a delegation of growers at Mansoora prior to his
departure for Karachi on Thursday, he said that while India
was actively working on the agenda to turn Pakistan into a
desert, our rulers were keen to import vegetables and other
food items from the enemy country.
He said that India had build as many as 65 dams on the
Pakistani rivers, not a single big dam was built in this
country during the last fifty years because of political
differences. A huge quantity of surplus water was being
dropped into the sea but it could not be stored because of
shortage of water reservoirs.
He said it was time that the Pakistan government took up the
issue of India's water aggression at the international
forums and also started building big dams to increase
The JI chief said that on one hand, the area under
cultivation was decreasing because of shortage of river
water while on the other hand, the farmers were facing
difficulties due to the high prices of electricity and
agricultural inputs. In such a situation, the import of farm
products from India would ruin Pakistan' agriculture, he
Islamic Power in Egypt: Unarmed Demonstrators Defy Military
Coup & Support President Morsi
2014-03-24 Mon 07:20:20 cdt