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23 Raby' al-awal 1437 A.H.- January 3, 2016 Issue # 1, Newsletter #1635

Hadith of the Week

Slavery is Rejected in the Example of the Prophet's, pbuh, Life

Narrated Amr bin Al-Harith:
(The brother of the wife of Allah's messenger. Juwaira bint Al-Harith) When Allah's Apostle died, he did not leave any Dirham or Dinar , a slave male or a slave woman or anything else except his white mule, his arms and a piece of land which he had given in charity .
(Sahih Bukhari, Book #51, Hadith #2)

Comment by Kaukab Siddique: Slavery is rejected not only in the Quran and the authentic hadith but also in the Sunnah of the Prophet, pbuh. Islam is the only religion which specifically rejects slavery.


by Kaukab Siddique

Dec 24 - Jan 3: I visited Native American-White relatives in Texas and Pakistani-White relatives in South Carolina.

I passed by the horrific disaster in the city of Garland, just outside Dallas where strongly built structures had been torn up by the wrath of nature.

I was subjected to "selection" and detailed search by TSA at three airports. It's not clear why. Here is a photo of one of these unpleasant experiences. In fact this was much more polite than the ones at Baltimore and Dallas..

I have no idea what they want to know when my life is an open book. They get their orders from "above." Again I don't know who gives the orders.
 TSA Dr Siddique  TSA Dr Siddique

 Breaking News


January 3. For a third time, IS fighters came out of Ramadi to attack troops from Baghdad who have entered the center of Ramadi. Heavy regime casualties, 60 in one attack.

Also on January 3, BBC reported IS attacks on US backed troops in Tikrit and Haditha. Successful and deadly raids. No IS losses.

US air attacks caused heavy losses in Ramadi's Islamic defenses.

[Please see other reports in our WAR NEWS Section.]

The fighting in India's strategic Pathankot air base which started early on January 2 continued through January 3.

India claimed to have quashed the attack by 6 mujahideen within a few hours but now has to admit that fighting continued on Sunday.

India admits 7 air force personnel killed and 12 wounded plus 20 special forces wounded. Damage to planes not yet admitted.

Four of the mujahideen had been killed by January 4 [India time]..

Also on January 3 and 4, India's Consulate in Mazare Sharif, northern Afghanistan, came under attack with gunfire and explosions. Details not available yet.

 New Ways To Do More

Since the San Bernardino shootings the public sphere has been rife with demands that Muslims do more to combat extremism in their midst. Saja Raoof offers ten easy suggestions for Muslim-Americans.

 Word Around The Net

A Selection of Articles by our new Contributor from Texas: Br. Kris.

  1. Rare Indictment against IDF soldier in killing of Palestian Minor, yet still no justice for Tamir Rice back at home.

  2. ISIS claims responsibility over suicide attack in mosque that only killed bomber and injured 3 others.
  3. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday ordered his defense minister to accelerate his country's ballistic missile program and threatened to intensify its missile capacity as a reprisal to reports that the Obama administration is planning to impose fresh financial sanctions.

  4. In rare uplifting news, German Chancellor Merkel thanks Germans for welcoming the 1 million refugees that have immigrated.

  5. Donald Trump could be refused entry to the UK after the Home Secretary said she will ban people that are 'non-conducive to the public good.

  6. Egypt shuts down free facebook service...The suspension was not related to security concerns, the official said.

  7. Hamas plans to resume suicide attacks in Israel and willfocus on political figures and police.



A rare Intelligent Study of ISIS from a Hostile Western Viewpoint.
[Note from Editor: This was accepted by New Trend with reservations. In spite of some errors and its length, this narrative is worth reading.]


Brief Outline of the Great Struggle of Ruqayya, r.a., Forgotten owing to Sectarian Propaganda
by Kaukab Siddique, PhD

Documentation that the Prophet, pbuh, had more than one daughter and Ruqayya, r.a., was a great Islamic woman:

The Qur'an says "daughters" not daughter. Here is the verse:
"O Prophet! Tell your wives and daughters, and the believing women, that they should cast their outer garments over their pesons [when going out]: That is most convenient for them that they should be known and not molested. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful." [33:59]

Here is documentation from Hadith:

"Ruqayya, was the daughter of the Messenger of Allah, pbuh, and her mother was Khadija, the daughter of Khuwaylad. Before receiving prophethood, Muhammad, pbuh, had married her to Utba, the son of Abi Lahab bin Abdul Mutallib who divorced her soon thereafter before taking her as his wife because in the meantime the prophet received prophethood and the verses condemning Abu Lahab were revealed in the Qur'an. She never went to Utba's home."

"She embraced Islam the very day her mother, Khadija, r.a., embraced Islam." [Among the very first to embrace Islam.]

"She was among the first women to take the oath of allegiance [baiat] to the Prophet, pbuh."

"She was married to one of the greatest Companions of the Prophet, Usman, r.a."

" She did hijra TWICE to Africa with Usman, r.a.. The Prophet, pbuh, said this is the first hijra in all of human history for the sake of Allah since the time of the Prophet Lut."

"Ruqayya suffered greatly [for Allah's sake] during hijra and lost her unborn child through miscarriage."
All quotes from Tabqat ibn Saad, first and earliest collection of biographical Hadith.

[Comment: If you read the Qur'an, you will realize that the Hijra by Ruqayya, r.a., puts her above other women, including Fatima, r.a. who was also a great woman. We love Fatima, r.a., but facts must be above feelings.]

"And their Lord has accepted of them and answered them: 'Never will I allow to be lost the work of any of you, be you male or female, you are one community: those of you who have done hijra from their homes or been driven out from there, or suffered harm in My Cause, or fought, or been slain..................." [3:195]


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Corruption is the Biggest Threat Says Jamaate Islami Leader Sirajul Haq
by Qaiser Sharif

LAHORE, Jan. 1; Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Senator Sirajul Haq has said that corruption was a bigger threat than Daesh and the organization set up to wipe out corruption had also been found involved in the menace.

Talking to the media after the opening session of the JI central Shoora at Mansoora on Friday, he said that if the plunder to the tune of Rs. 12 billion daily was controlled, the country could be freed from the problems of poverty, lawlessness besides foreign and domestic loans.

The JI chief said that if the Governor rule was imposed in Sindh, the matter would not end there. He said, the centre and the Sindh government had made Karachi operation a matter of prestige due to which the people of Karachi were suffering and it was feared that the gains made so far would go waste.

Sirajul Haq said that NAB had failed to check corruption and recover the plundered public money from the corrupt. For instance, he said, there had been plunder of more than Rs. 10 trillion from departments of electricity and gas but NAB could recover Rs. Five billion only.

"You don't need tanks or guns to control corruption. All you require is correct information about people involved in the menace and stringent action against the corrupt." he said. He however added that the organization and the people deputed to wipe out corruption must prove themselves a model of integrity and honesty and added that the JI would soon launch a drive against corruption.

Earlier, in his address to the JI central Shoora, Sirajul Haq said that the world powers were amassing arms and ammunition in Afghanistan instead of providing the Afghan people with bread, book and pen. He said previously, there were two players in the game but now the whole world was bent upon destroying Afghanistan.

However, he said, that Army Chief's visit to Kabul would strengthen the efforts for peace between the two countries and it was hoped that Pak- Afghan talks for peace would bear fruit. He said if talks between Afghan Taliban and the Afghan government were successful, this would bring peace in this country and support efforts for development and prosperity in the region.

Senator Sirajul Haq said that several foreign powers were out to sabotage the China Pakistan Economic Corridor project and it was a test for Islamabad to carry the project ahead saving it from internal dissent. The federal government should remove the reservations of the smaller provinces on this score, he added. He said the people of Khyber P. wanted not a road but industrial zones and the federal government should show flexibility in this respect.

He said the election system of the country had become a game of wealth and billions were spent to secure a Senate seat in violation of the election rules. He said if the Election Commission was unable to enforce its present rulers and regulations, any electoral reforms would also go waste.

Pentagon Pakistan Military Alliance: Friendship with India and Kabul: War Against Mujahideen

[Comments by New Trend informant Followed by link.]

Pentagon-military alliance runs poor benighted countries like Pakistan and Egypt.

Per this report, it is a top military general (generals have been leading the charge in killing and depopulating Pakistanis from FATA and Swat) who has a new found friend in Modi. No wonder so many Pakistanis, soldiers and civilians were killed at the border without a Pak military response. The entire media and hereditary rulers of Pakistani political parties have been singing praise for yet another u turn.

It is useful to remember that the secular military generals lost East Pakistan and other self styled 'Ataturk' type generals handed over innocent people for the Guantanamo and Bagram torture camps , enabled the occupation of Afghanistan and have carried out the depopulation of people of FATA and Swat.

War News

 War News

"Saudi" Arabia
Pro-Imperialist Regime executes 43 Islamic Prisoners and 4 Shia Activists. Top Islamic Scholar Sheikh Zahrani is among the innocents Victimized by the Regime.

On January 1, 2016, the corrupt Saudi regime executed 43 Islamic prisoners labelling them as al-Qaida.

Among them was Sheikh Faris al-Zahrani Islamic scholar, teacher and man of Allah who had openly condemned the Saudi regime as kafir. Seeing the regime aligned to the global forces of kufr, he had renounced his Saudi nationality. The Islamic quality of this scholar can be gauged from this youtube video from before his arrest.

New Trend researchers say there is no place for kingship in Islam. There is only CALIPHATE.

Also haram is alliance with kuffar against the Islamic resistance. Also executed were four Shias, among them Shaikh Nimr al-Nimr, leader of the Shia minority in :"Saudi" Arabia which has been persecuted by the Saudis for a decade or more. Nimr is being mourned by Shias worldwide.

Mourning for the top Islamic scholar of Saudi Arabia is forbidden.

The Islamic people who were executed were all from "Saudi" Arabia except for one from Chad and one from Egypt. So many executed in such a small population indicates that the end of the Saudi regime is not far. The regime is being kept alive by a huge security apparatus backed by US imperialism.

Shaykh Osama had also tried to topple the entire Saudi power structure. He led the process going towards the end of this gangster family in the future, God willing.


About 40% of Ramadi Remains in ISIL Hands: US Bombing Helped regime to Capture Central Government Buildings.

[Based on BBC reporting and the Guardian and Wire Services.]

January 1, 2016. The Iraqi regime and the US media heralded the capture of Ramadi on December 28 with celebrations on December 29.

Then today, January 1, FIVE DAYS AFTER the "Victory" the mujahideen came out of a section of Ramadi and attacked Shia troops on the outskirts of the city. Scores of regime troops were killed. Losses so heavy that Baghdad admitted some of them.

The western media are now trying to help their audiences know that parts of Ramadi are still in the hands of the mujahideen.

Some say 40% of Ramadi is in Islamic hands. Others say it is 20%.

Here is how they do this "explaining." BBC wanted to indicate that many Ramadi civilians cooperated with ISIL. It reported:

"Many others have apparently gone into hiding barricading themselves at home in the northeastern areas WHICH ARE STILL UNDER IS CONTROL. There's speculation about whether they will be able to escape and whether there will be reprisal against those locals who chose to cooperate with Islamic State." [BBC News January 1, 2016]

Here is how BBC admits that fighting is going on WITHIN Ramadi 5 days after "victory."

"But among the rubble of what is left of the city, victory is a word that does not echo very far. Perhaps that's because of the continuing sound of gunfire and mortars - or is it the roar of warplanes overhead followed by the loud blast of their strikes?"

"Yes, the Iraqi flag is flying over the city centre again, but several hundred Islamic State [IS| militants are still able to do harm in their desperate resistance." [BBC January 1]

The Baghdad regime was much ;less honest and stated the situation as follows"

"Iraqi troops retook the city center on Monday, but insurgents are still holed up in parts of the city."


Somali al-Shabab use Trump to Recruit: Urge Young African Amercans to Embrace Islam.

Comment by Br. Kris: Al-Qaeda affiliate uses Trumps hate rhetoric to benefit their cause. Trump is supplying enough xenophobic/anti-immigration material to make Americans seem like the devils some would have people believe we are. On behalf of all Americans, I apologize on account of Donald Trump's rants, there's nothing we can do but wait for his idiocy and hate to be recognized for what it truly is: divisive; and in a time where unity is the only solution.


Russian, Assad bombing in the western areas, American Bombing in the East, But ground forces Beaten back by Islamic Fighters

Elite Shi'ite Alawite military units led by Hizbullah captured the town of Shaikh Meskin in Daraa province under cover of bombing attacks on Russian jets.

That was on December 30 but on January 1, mujahideen from FSA factionsrecaptured the town .

On January 3 it is again being bombed by Russians.

In the northeast, SDF [a secularist force organized by the US] advanced against the Islamic State [IS] under cover of US bombing attacks. In the bombing 16 IS fighters were killed and 19 injured.

However, SDF and YPG Communists fell into an IS ambush and retreated after 21 of its troops were killed.

In the Aleppo area, heavy fighting continues as Hizbullah and Alawites try to advance under Russian bombing cover but after minor advances, fell back.

Heavy fighting in Ghouta districts [near Damascus] occurred after Assadi troops tried to advance after severe bombing of Muslim positions by the Russiand.

By January 3 the advance had been reversed by Jaysh al-Islam whose leader was recently killed in a Russian air strike.

January 1, 2016:

A handful of Islamic fighters have entered India's strategic air force base in Pathankot. They are doing serious damage to the

Indian air force equipment on the base. There is suspicion that they are from the Jaishe Muhammad group in Kashmir.

India isa helicoptering in elite troops to crush the mujahideen. Here is how the attack was reported by BBC as it began:

"Gunmen have attacked an Indian air force base near the border with Pakistan, officials say.

Gunfire is being heard from inside the Pathankot air force base and army commando units and helicopters have been called in. "

Our America

 Our America

New York

White or Black, all are affected by racism, oppression and Human Greed. Housing and Gentrification in New York
by Sis. Aisha [Jamaat al-Muslimeen]

New York City - Racism does not just hurt its intended target of non-Whites but, it affects all of society detrimentally. Race or racism is a "foot race" set up to keep non-Whites behind Whites. Read any dictionary before 1960 and Master race is a term included in the definition of Caucasian. Although racist beliefs originated in Europe, being White means everything here in America.

Earlier gentrification, late 1990s, involved Europeans who, more or less, settled quietly in urban areas that had housed non-White residents for decades. However, when White Americans moved in there seemed to be more conflict between them and non-White, longtime residents. That happens this overseas, as well, with French people mistreating those Blacks and Arabs of former French colonies. As for New York City, some of these White Americans are coming from the suburbs but, the majority, as is elsewhere, are coming from the Midwest or the West coast areas.

Many Harlem residents were not happy with the fact that politicians were opening up the coffers to spend money to lure these White residents to these once downtrodden areas. It was deemed very insulting. Everyone played a major role, especially greedy Black politicians and clergymen, in selling properties that once cost $1 for six figures to seven figures to these new neighbors. Also, now landlords were beginning to cater to this new wealth moving into the city. The problem is they weren't willing to do much to do it.

There were many old buildings in need of gut renovation. If you are familiar with those home flipping shows, you realize that it does not take a whole lot of money to increase value in a property. You can spend $500 in repairs and that can increase the value of a property by $10,000! Unfortunately, not even $500 was being spent to make any significant repairs in these older buildings. Only patch jobs, not complete renovations, were being done and by unlicensed, incompetent workers. Longtime residents and workmen were being exposed to asbestos and lead dust as a result of poor safety practices.

Many of these apartment buildings are rent-stabilized by law and the tenants are protected from any significant rent increases. The only way these apartments can be charged market rents, which in many cases would bring in $4000 to $5000 a month, is if these rent-stabilized tenants vacated these apartments. The only way for this to happen, legally, is to buy the tenant out or for the tenant to move out voluntarily.

One slumlord who has drawn the ire of many Harlem residents is Joseph Tahl, a former Donald Trump attorney and every bit as racist as he. Tahl is believed to have swooped down into Harlem and bought up every property he could get his hands on. He is believed to be the largest slumlord in Harlem. He has made it clear to the longtime residents in these rent-stabilized buildings that he will not make the necessary repairs in these older apartments unless he is compelled to do so, which means complaining to the city about neglected repairs.

Some of Tahl's residents, in one particular Harlem building, put up signs in their windows warning potential buyers and renters not to buy or rent there. However, that did not stop people from buying condo units there. There are certain precautions one should take before buying any property, such as hiring a home inspector or engineer to analyze it. However, many people are not doing this and are buying condo units that look beautiful on the outside but that beauty is hiding internal problems.

Some of these residents moved in Tahl's building without speaking with longtime tenants regarding the conditions. Had they checked they would have observed the substandard conditions. These market rate tenants are paying good money just to live near Central Park but, how much is that really going to cost them? Recently, the radiators burst in two of the rent-stabilized apartments causing significant water damage in the condo units below them.

Some of these condo unit owners may have believed that whatever issues these longtime, Black rent-stabilized tenants had with Tahl did not affect them. How wrong they were! Landlords who cut corners are all over the city, including wealthy areas such as Park Avenue. They have been sued by wealthy White and Black low-income tenants alike. Plus, gentrification began in the nicer White areas, first. It's the Black areas that are the final frontier, so to speak. However, it is in these Non-White areas that the conflicts between gentrifiers are not just based on economic differences but, racist attitudes, as well.

There was another Tahl building that housed 3 condo units. The owners sued him for two million dollars because it was discovered that their beautiful apartments hid black mold, which can be life threatening. It serves no purpose to have the attitude that as long as someone else is the target of unfairness that it is okay because you are not.

Even in the best interest of self-preservation, it would behoove gentrifiers to understand how a slumlord's neglectful actions can affect them, as well. However, a racist mind does not think this way. It's only focus is on the advantages and entitlements received. However, major damage can easily jolt people into reality, which is why gentrifiers in that building now want to work together with the tenants association.


Turkey: A historic statement. The only one from a world leader.
Old truth but still true.

Erdogan: Israelis have 'surpassed Hitler in barbarism'
Photo: This is Shejaiyya in eastern Gaza. Pounded all night until a short truce so Palestinian medics could remove bodies.

Istanbul, Sunday 22 Ramadan 1435/ 20 July 2014 (IINA) - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday launched a fresh virulent attack against Israel over its actions in Gaza, comparing the mentality of some in the Jewish state to Adolf Hitler.

Erdogan has intensified his rhetoric against Israel over its actions in Gaza, ahead of an August 10 presidential election in Turkey.

"Israelis have no conscience, no honor, no pride. They curse Hitler day and night, but they have surpassed Hitler in barbarism," Erdogan told supporters at a campaign rally in the Black Sea city of Ordu.

The premier had already accused far-right Israeli politician Ayelet Shaked of sharing the same mentality as Hitler after she posted controversial remarks on social media suggesting Palestinians deserved to die.

Erdogan has spoken strongly against Israel since it launched its offensive against militants loyal to the Islamist group Hamas in Gaza that has killed more than 300 Palestinians. He has accused the Jewish state of carrying out a "genocide" of Palestinians and has ruled out any improvement in troubled ties that soured after Israel's 2010 raid on a Gaza-bound aid ship which killed ten Turks.
The presidents of Venezuela and Bolivia have decried the IDF's incursion into Gaza as genocide and called for the UN to condemn Israel. President Nicolas Maduro likened the latest operation, which has claimed over 350 lives, to an "extermination."

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