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12 Jumaada al-awal 1437 A.H.- February 21, 2016 Issue # 8, Newsletter #1642
Hadith of the Week
(peace be upon him)
related a parable
comparing those who
obey God's commands
to those who do not.
He said they are like
people who draw lots
for seats in a ship:
"Some of them got seats
in the upper part, and the others in the lower.
When the latter needed water, they had to go
up to bring water
(and that troubled the others), so they said,
'Let us make a hole in
our share of the ship
(and get water)
and save those who are above us from being troubled.' If the
in the upper part let
the others do what they
had suggested, all the
people of the ship
would be destroyed,
but if they prevented
them, both parties
would be safe."
Volume 3, Hadith 673
Jamaat al-Muslimeen Endorses Aafia Rally
- by Nadrat Siddique
WASHINGTON DC MOBILIZATION
Dr. Aafia Siddiqui
This March 2016 will mark 13 YEARS that Dr. Aafia Siddiqui
has been wrongfully imprisoned. Dr. Aafia Siddiqui is a
Hafizah of Qur'an, a respected daiyee (who was one of the
bright young stars of the Muslim Students Association-USA),
and a graduate with honors from MIT and Brandeis University.
The Sacred Qur'an, the Prophetic Sunnah, the traditions of
the four rightly guided caliphs, and esteemed scholars of
Islam throughout history, have emphasized the special
obligation that observant Muslims have to prisoners of war;
and especially to female Muslim prisoners of war!
Saturday, March 19th
US Dept.of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Ave,NW
For additional information:
Political Prisoners :
-with thanks to Br. Kris
German citizens humanely taking integration of war refugees
into their own hands, due to lack of support from the
U.S.-led strikes in Syria kill 38 civilians over two days
Kurds warn Turkey of "Big War with Russia" if Troops enter
ISIS now letting prisoners go for $500 each due to lack of
How Cultures Become Extinct
Munir Khalili provides
a feast for thought in
brilliant and chaste Urdu language.
He traces the decline of
Pakistan at the cultural level.
He hits the ruling Muslim League and its factions and other
secularist parties but traces
the slow but steady decline of Jamaate Islami from within.
A must read for all Pakistanis and Urdu readers
New York: Cops of Color and Chicago: "Boycott Israel" Billboard
by Sis. Aisha [Jamaat al-Muslimeen]
New York City
The Patrolmen's Benevolence Association (PBA), the strongest
police union in the world, left one of "its own" to fend for
himself and he lost. Asian police officer Peter Liang was
charged and convicted in the killing of Akai Gurley, a 28
year old father, whose only crime was to walk down an unlit
project stairway because the elevators were not working.
What was strange about this case are two things, according
to the Community Cop Show panel:
Officer Liang had to hire his own attorney.
Officer Liang's partner testified against him in court.
Officers are treated as husband and wife by the system. They
are never encouraged to testify against each other.
Testifying against a fellow officer is a sure way to bring
down the wrath of the police force on you! Being a snitch is
not looked upon favorably at all; however, no news of
retaliation against the White partner of this fellow but,
Asian cop. Also, both officers could have been tried
together but, the prosecutor chose to turn the White cop
into a witness against the other, who did the actual
Usually the PBA hires an attorney for their officers. Well,
not this time. Although the very first people Officer Liang
called, after the shooting, was his PBA union rep, they did
not support him at all during his ordeal. Kenneth Thompson,
the attorney who failed to adequately represent Dominique
Strauss Kahn's rape victim, was the Brooklyn Prosecutor for
this case. I will await the sentence for this officer. Will
it be fair?
Most White officers, in this mostly Black and Brown city,
also avoid prosecution by selecting a trial by judge, not
jury. It is everyone's Constitutional right to do so. I
guess, no one advised Officer Peter Liang of this choice.
But, may be it wouldn't have mattered. Many judges have
acquitted White officers in the murder of unarmed civilians
without thinking twice about it.
The culture in all law enforcement agencies is rooted in
White supremacist thinking. It would not matter if the
police force reflected the majority population of New York
City either. However, many people still believe that getting
a lot of Black officers in those police precincts would make
a positive impact. The NYPD has gone as far as advertising
in the Whitest communities, no matter how far away from the
city they are located, just to keep the police force here
Billboard advertising is expensive and exclusively owned.
Lamar Outdoor Advertising is under fire from pro-Zionists
for displaying a "Boycott Israel" sign in Chicago. People
claim that Lamar has a history of displaying anti-Israel
messages. However, they have taken it down. They have run
campaigns in Denver, CO and Albuquerque, NM only to remove
the signs after a threatened boycott. Their recent response
before removing the campaign sign on 2/16/2016 was:
"We have received a large number of social media comments
and hundreds of telephone calls concerning a billboard in
Chicago sponsored by the Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign
(SEAMAC). The advertisement suggests that people should
"Boycott Israel Until Palestinians Have Equal Rights." It is
important to understand that this is a message from SEAMAC
and not Lamar Advertising. Lamar has been in the billboard
business for over 100 years and we have developed a strong
commitment to supporting the First Amendment right of
advertisers who wish to use our medium to promote legal
products and services or to convey noncommercial messages
such as the one in Chicago. We do not accept or reject copy
based upon agreement or disagreement with the views
presented. We think SEAMAC has a right to present their
views and would also support the right of those who disagree
with SEAMAC. We welcome your comments."
The billboard was sponsored by The Seattle Mideast Awareness
Campaign (SEAMAC). The billboard read "Boycott Israel until
Palestinians have equal rights." I certainly do not agree
with the message. A similar message replacing Palestinians
with Native America and Israel for United States would be
just as pointless. Just as Malcolm X said, "Who are they
(Europeans) to be equaled with? The indigenous peoples were
here first and are now acquiescing to some ridiculous
measure of equality using the European as the
I do like the "Boycott Israel" part of the message. It is
refreshing that an anti-Zionist group has taken a stand
amidst those insulting Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) billboards in
St. Louis! This "Boycott Israel" phrase is what has the
Zionists scared. They are afraid of us empowering ourselves
and speaking up, challenging their views and sharing them.
They are fearful of us uniting with other anti-Zionists or
worse: Inspiring other anti-Zionists to take the same
Source: the Observer.com
Leading Revisionist Passes Away
From Germar Rudolf:
Dear friends and supporters:
As you may have heard by now, CODOH's founder Bradley R.
Smith passed away at the VA hospital in San Diego on this
past Thurs, Feb 18, 2016.
He succumbed to lymphoma in conjunction with congestive
We volunteers at CODOH mourn the passing of our Committee's
founder, but will continue his work true to his legacy.
Please visit CODOH's obituary series here to read about this
truly great man.
Please also take the time and either leave your condolences
using the comment function on our webpage dedicated to this
here, and/or send them by mail to the family at:
Irene Altamirano Smith
PO Box 439016
San Ysidro CA 92143
We do not yet know what the funeral arrangements will be,
but will let you know as soon as they have been made.
Islamic Worship Embraces Both the Strong and the Weak. Daily
Media Assault on Muslim Opponents of America Reeks of
Sharia Law is being presented as Terrorism.
On February 19, Br. Kaukab Siddique gave the Juma khutba at
masjid Jamaat al-Muslimeen in central Baltimore in Maryland.
As it is a small masjid, the outline is given here for
distribution on line.
And there is life for you in retaliation, O men of
understanding, that ye may ward off (evil).
[The Qur'an 2:179]
O ye who believe! If an evil-liver bring you tidings, verify
it, lest ye smite some folk in ignorance and afterward
repent of what ye did. [49:7]
Sunan Abi Dawud Prayer (Kitab Al-Salat)
النَّبِي§ِ صلى الله
الظُّهْر¦ مَا لَمْ
الْعَصْر¦ مَا لَمْ
الْفَجْر¦ مَا لَمْ
الشَّمْس¥ " .
'Abd Allah b. 'Amr, r.a. reported the Prophet (pbuh) as
The time of the Zuhr prayer is as along as the time of the
'Asr prayer has not come; the time of the Asr prayer is as
long as the sun has not become yellow ; the time of the
Maghrib prayer is as long as the twilight has not ended; the
time of the Isha prayer is up to midnight; and the time of
the Fajr prayer is as long as the sun has not risen.
Our power as Muslims is our faith In Allah and our
dedication to the Qur'an and authentiv hadith.
Among the Muslims there are those who are weak and those
who are strong. Whatever our level of dedication, we must
renew our faith regularly through prayer.
Islam gives us plenty of leeway to say our prayers . The
strong among us pray right on "time," a fixed time. But we
are given a time span within which we can pray. Notice what
the hadith say. As long as we pray with dedication within
the time span, we are okay.
We must pray the OBLIGATORY prayers, regardless of what
happens. If we are stronger, we can pray SUNNAH. If we are
stronger still, pray NAFL. If we are STRONGER STLL pray
tahajjud. Remember, this is America., so don't suddenly load
all these prayers on a new Muslim or a young person.
If you are travelling, reduce Zuhr, Asr and Isha to two
rakats. If you cant make wudu, do TAYAMMUM. If you are
travelling, pray sitting down in your car or in a public
vehicle. There are texts for both tayammum and moving prayer
There are important forms of flexibility in prayer for
women. They don't have to pray during menses. In Masjide
Nabawi, the Prophet, pbuh, shortened the recitation in his
prayer when he heard a woman's baby crying. Similarly, we
must care for those who are unwell, old or having to rush
back to their jobs.
Muslims are being targeted by the Zionist-corporate media
on a daily basis around the clock. Instead of attacking
Islam directly, the Zionists cleverly attack Islam by
claiming that ALL Muslims who have picked up weapons to
fight America, Russia and the tyrants like Assad and Sissi
and Israel are terrorists.
The abuse and demonization aimed at ISIS has become so
virulent that media try to get away with the most horrendous
stories. Today they claimed [see AOL etc] that ISIS is
chopping off the heads of people who listen to music.
The basic journalistic ethic, THE RIGHT TO REPLY, has
been suppressed by the media. No attack on mujahideen groups
can be answered. Thus demonization of fighting groups is
presented as authentic and unanswerable.
By contrast, Ameriican and Russian and Assadi bombing of
Muslims is not reported or just mentioned in passing.
Yesterday, the US air force killed 38 civilians including
women and children in the Hasakeh area of northeastern
Syria. It was reported around the globe but not in America.
Punishments under Islamic law carried out by the
mujahideen groups are presented as "barbarism" and
brutality. For instance under Islamic law, once wealth has
been distributed, the hand of a thief is chopped off. It is
reported as an atrocity by our media though it is in the
In the same way whipping for fornication and stoning for
adultery is obligatory under Shari'a law. This is presented
as inhumane behavior by the media and it is transmitted as
if Americans should think that it could happen to them.
Same law ordains death for open homosexual behavior.
Liquor is not allowed. Gambling is banned. Rape is
punishable by death. [Cleverly American media hide the fact
that rapists are executed in Saudi Arabia and Iran. Why this
concealment? Because they are America's allies!]
Every day America, Russia, Assad and their allies bomb
Muslims. Why? because they have been labelled as terrorists.
Thousands of Muslims have been killed in this ongoing
massacre by jet bombers. Then a little bit of retaliation
comes in Paris and California and it is presented as the end
of the world. Retaliation is prescribed in the Qur'an. This
is nation-to-nation retaliation.
In the Quran, Muslims diligently read the verses in sura
Baqarah about fasting but only 5 verses before that is the
teaching about retaliation. Check it out.
Muslims of America are very peaceful. We always remain
within the law of the land. Yet if anyone decides to go to
help the starving people of Syria and those being bombed
because they live within the Islamic State, they are
immediately arrested as terrorists. Totally victimless
"crimes" and even "thought crimes" are being described as
The Zionist media have taken over the role of teachers
of Islam. . There is a constant cry of "Islam is a religion
of peace." So if the Israelis destroy Gaza and kill 2000
civilians including hundreds of children, Islam must remain
a religion of peace. If Assad, the Russians and the
Americans have killed thousands of Muslims in their homes,
Islam must remain a "religion of peace."
Hardly any Muslims are allowed to come on TV and these
are usually in full prostration in front of kufr. We are
told that these are "Ahmadiyya" Muslims. Don't they know
that Islam does not recognize "Ahmadiyya" Muslims. Allah has
given us only one name: MUSLIM.
Du'a: Ya Allah: Help us to unite for the liberation of
Palestine. Give us spouses who will stand by us during this
era of oppression. Give us children who will follow the
Sunnah. Give health tp those who are sick, jobs to those who
don't have jobs. Help us to study the Qur'an and the Hadith
every day. Give victory to the Islamic battle formations.
Caution: Br. Kaukab is not linked to any group outside
America, directly or indirectly.
Movement Supporting Dr. Aafia Calls for Countrywide Protests
by Sis. Karin Friedemann
March 16 marks 13 years that Dr. Aafia Siddiqui has been
wrongfully imprisoned. Aafia was a foreign student from
Pakistan who graduated with honors from MIT and Brandeis
University. She and her children were kidnapped in Pakistan
and held without charge for five years in Afghan prisons
under US control. According to Reuters, Siddiqui was wanted
by the FBI in 2003 for questioning for possible ties to al
Qaeda and was detained by Pakistani authorities. Things went
terribly wrong, and rather than admit their grievous error,
which included killing her baby, the US accused her of
attacking a US soldier - even though she is the one who got
a bullet in her stomach. Former US Attorney General Ramsey
Clark has described Aafia's ordeal as "the worst case of
individual injustice I have ever witnessed."
The Boston Rally on International Women's Day will be the
first of four mobilizations for Dr. Aafia Siddique also
planned for March 2016 in NY, DC and Fort Worth, Texas. Help
us spread the word and build toward these actions. Contact
Br. Mauri Saalakhan at firstname.lastname@example.org for exact
time and place, and to volunteer.
The issue is becoming increasingly urgent. There was an
attack on Aafia's family's house in Karachi at 3am on
February 16! The attempted kidnapping of Aafia's children
occurred just a couple days after a February 14 huge
Valentine's Day "We Love Aafia" march took place, which
included many young children. Asmat Siddiqui, the mother of
Dr Aafia Siddiqui, said that the attack of terrorists on the
house of Dr Aafia in Karachi and the threats to the family
are a message to them to keep silent on the issue of Aafia.
The family is refusing to back down from their mission to
bring Aafia home, despite being under threat of their lives;
surely we have a deep obligation to support them!
In a statement released Tuesday, Aafia's mother said that
the politicians have disappointed the nation of Pakistan on
the issue of Aafia. They only did politics on her name. She
appealed to the chief of army, Staff Gen Raheel Sharif, to
play his role in bringing home Aafia and become immortal in
history like Muhammad Bin Qasim. Briefing the media on the
details of the attack on her house, Asmat Siddiqui said on
the night between Monday and Tuesday at 3:00am, three
unknown armed terrorists reached her house. They fed the dog
some intoxicating substance and later beat up a volunteer of
the Aafia Movement, Amir, who was guarding the house.
They asked Amir to tell them in which rooms the children of
Aafia reside and which schools they attend. When Amir
refused to reply to their questions, they told him they
already knew. Then he was tortured mercilessly and fell
unconscious. Between 6 and 7:00am when the occupants of the
house came out, they found Amir injured and tied up with
Dr Fowzia said police were informed about the incident. She
asked which type of national security plan is this, in which
the citizens are not provided any security. She said 13
years ago, on the day after the kidnapping of Aafia Siddiqui
[and her children], we were also told to keep silent;
otherwise, four dead bodies would be found on the back
street of their house. She said this threat is being
employed again "to pressure us not to raise our voices for
the release of Aafia Siddiqui."
"As the Siddiqui family, frontline supporters of the Aafia
Movement-Pakistan, and supporters from the US branch of the
International Free Aafia Movement have already made clear,
We Will Not Be Intimidated into a posture of Silence and
Inaction! The struggle will continue!" writes Mauri
Saalakhan, Aafia's unofficial ambassador in the US, who is
organizing the upcoming mobilizations.
He is asking Muslims in the US to bombard the Embassy of
Pakistan in Washington, DC, with CALLS & E-MAILS. Phone:
202-243-6500 / E-mail:
In your communication please express your concern regarding
the safety of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui's family in Karachi,
Pakistan; and demand that the Pakistani government do more
to get their citizen released and returned home where she
Who were the kidnappers? What political objective could
possibly be gained by re-kidnapping Aafia's children? Most
importantly - what can we do, what will we do as Americans
to bring attention to our fellow Muslims and neighbors
regarding the plight of this young woman, who has become the
international face of the Disappeared? Her situation is not
that unique. Political kidnappings are quite common
throughout the world.
However, this is a girl who went to school in Massachusetts,
who was known. She gave speeches during Muslim events, she
was a leader in enthusiastic charity efforts and was even
quoted in the news saying that if Americans learned about
the beauty of Islam, they would all want to become Muslims!
You can't just disappear someone like that and pretend it
didn't happen. And indeed, she has become the Daughter of
Pakistan. In many ways, her fate will determine the future
of her nation.
Pak Taliban Blew up Government School in Retaliation for
Islamic Schools + Faisalabad
[From New Trend's Pakistan monitor.]
On February 19 , in Faisalabad, gunmen killed three police
officers . The assailants left behind a pamphlet urging
police to stop supporting the unIslamic power structure or
face consequences. A faction of Pak Taliban which has joined
the Islamic State is suspected.
Also on February 19, Pak Taliban [Sajna group] blew up a
newly constructed school in South Waziristan. Nobody was
hurt as the attack was at night.
After the Pakistani military destroyed all Islamic schools
run by the Taliban, Pak Taliban have started attacking
schools set up by the government.
In one of the biggest attacks by the military, an Islamic
school was bombed by the air force which killed 80 students
and injured many. Sources say it was a US air attack but was
directed by the Pakistani military.
In retaliation, the Pakistan Taliban attacked the school run
by the military to train young men for the forces. This
became a nationalist call of anger across the country and
Pakistan started hanging prisoners.
More recently the Pak Talibzan attacked a central university
dedicated to the cause of Pakistani secularism.
This third attack has come after Pakistan declared that the
Pak Taliban had been crushed.
The legendary leader of the Pak Taliban, Maulvi Fazlullah,
survived military attacks and is in a liberated area of
Group which Attacked Paris cartoonists of the Prophet, pbuh,
has Captured Three Yemeni Cities. Courtesy Reuters.
On February 20, Al-Qaida in Arabian Peninsula [AQAP]
captured the city of Ahwar in southern Yemen . It has a
population of 30,000.
Earlier AQAP captured the major port city known as
al-Mukalla and the smaller town of Zinjibat. The militia
forces organized by the pro-Saudi regime fled after a brief
AQAP is said to be responsible for killing the Charlie Hebdo
cartoonists who insulted the Prophet, pbuh, leading to
global outrage in the Muslim world against Charlie.
Libya Hit Hard in US Air Strike. It was a blunder.
February 19: A US air strike killed 49 people in a town
north west of Tripoli. The US claimed that it had hit ISIS
activists but the local mayor says it was just a meeting
place not a ISIS hub.
Serbia says, two of its people who were abducted by a
faction were among those killed. Serbia has complained that
it was not informed of the US strike and was in the process
of negotiating their release.
The US now says it is not sure of the results of the strike
but it will hit ISIS.
The Islamic State is rapidly gaining ground in Libya.
Meanwhile fighting is going on in Benghazi and Adjabia
between a general's forces supporting the US and Islamic
fighters [not ISIS].
Imam Murdered in England. Hindu Priest killed in Bangladesh.
February 18: In Rochdale, England, Imam Jalaluddin from
Bangladesh was murdered by unknown persons. He was a Qari
and very popular at a big mosque.
In northern Bangladesh, a Hindu priest was slaughtered by
hit and run assailants. A hidden war is going on in
Bangladesh between Hindu and secularists blasphemers of the
Prophet, pbuh, and Islamic "extremists." There are fears
that some "extremists" have joined the Islamic State [IS|.
Bombing Massacres & Truck Bomb Massacres. Minor Alawite &
YPG Advances & IS Counterattacks
Breaking News: On February 21, two IS martyrdom operators
hit the Alawite stronghold of Assad in western Homs killing
46 Alawites and injuring more than 100.
Also the same day IS truck bombers hit Damascus, the captal,
itself in its Alawite Shi'ite stronghold known as Zainabia.
Sixty Alawites are reported killed and many injured.
Heavy fighting is also reported in parts of Latakia between
Hizbullah and various mujahideen groupd.
Russia is bombing IS in Deir Az Zour and Palmyra. Assad
forces have advanced a couple of miles into the desert.
On February 18, the US air forces and its allies continued
bombing the Islamic State killing an IS leader in al-Raqqa
the Islamic capital.
In al-Hasakeh in the northeast, 38 civilians were killed in
US air strikes trying to terrorize IS. Among the dead are
women and children.
South of al-Hasakeh, Kurdish secularist forces, SDF,
captured a town in the desert. It took IS by surprise, but
now IS has counterattacked and heavy fighting is ongoing.
Russia is bombing FSA [moderate Islamic groups] up and down
the western cities of Syria. Scores of civilians and scores
of Islamic fighters have been killed.
In the Russian-Hizbullah-Assad efforts to encircle Aleppo,
there has been a stalemate as al-Nusra and Ahrar al-Sham are
fighting back. The YPG Communist Kurds are trying to capture
more territory and close the route to Turkey. However
Turkish artillery fire has slowed them down. Assad forces
coming out of Latakia have hooked up with the YPG Kurds.
Rampaging Rioters+ Protesting Students for Afzal Guru+Water
to Delhi cut off.
February 20-21 Huge crowds of protestors from the Jat caste
ran riot in Haryana province west of New Delhi. They went
wild, setting fires to post offices, police stations and
breaking up rail lines.
Police intervened and repeatedly opened fire, killing 10 and
injuring scores but to no avail. By last reports, the crowds
had disrupted the water supply to New Delhi and water has
been shut off from this vast city.
In Delhi also students led by Kanaihya Kumar raised the
issue of Afzal Guru was executed in 2013 for "sedition"
related to his support for Kashmir. The student movement is
being crushed by the government and Kumar is being accused
of "treason." He says it was grave injustice.
Afghan troops pull out of strategic Helmand district
LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan Afghan forces have pulled out of
bases in Musa Qala, a strategic district of the southern
province of Helmand, after months of heavy fighting with
Taliban insurgents, officials said on Saturday.
Helmand, a traditional heartland of the Taliban and one of
the world's biggest centres of opium production, has been
threatened for months and the United States recently sent
hundreds of soldiers to the province to bolster its defence.
The commander of the Afghan army's 215th corps, Mohammad
Moeen Faqir, said troops had been ordered to pull back from
Roshan Tower, their main base in Musa Qala, as well as other
checkpoints to reinforce Gereshk, straddling the main
Highway One which links Kabul with the south and west.
"Their presence in the area did not mean anything," he said.
"We will use them in battle with enemies in other parts of
Fierce fighting has raged in Musa Qala and other parts of
Helmand for months and the Taliban overran the district in
August last year before they were driven back by Afghan
forces backed by U.S. airstrikes.
Musa Qala itself is a dry and sparsely inhabited district
that British and American troops fought hard to control
between 2006 and 2008 but its loss could bring further
losses elsewhere, including Sangin where government forces
have been clinging on.
"Now that the government has withdrawn its forces from this
district, we will see Kajaki, Gereshk and Sangin collapsing
very soon," said deputy provincial council member Abdul
The Taliban said in a statement it had captured armoured
personnel carriers, bulldozers and other equipment abandoned
in Roshan Tower and nine other checkpoints.
The withdrawal prompted speculation among local officials
that the government had reached an arrangement with the
Taliban but Abdul Jabar Qahraman, presidential envoy for
security affairs in Helmand, denied any such pact.
"There wasn't any deal," he said. "We learnt that there was
no need to continue the fight in that area." No comment was
immediately available from the ministry of defence in Kabul.
The outgoing commander of international forces, Gen. John
Campbell, recently sent hundreds of American troops to
Helmand, where they assist and train Afghan forces but do
A spokesman for NATO's Resolute Support mission in Kabul
said its aim remained to train, advise and assist and
referred questions on Afghan troop movements to the defence
U.S. officials estimate the Taliban dominates or threatens
almost a third of the country and has full control over at
least four districts. Although it briefly took the northern
city of Kunduz last year, it does not control any provincial
Billions of Dollars of Pakistan's Money is Hidden in Foreign
Banks. Jamaate Islami Leadiing National Level Drive Against
Corruption. Numerous Youths Joined JI in Quetta.
by Qaiser Sharif
Masses need Corruption free Pakistan
LAHORE, Feb. 19; Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Senator
Sirajul Haq, has said that a corruption free Pakistan was
the need of every citizen in the country.
Addressing a convention organized by the Jamiat e Talaba
Arabia at Quetta on Friday, he said that the country was
facing a difficult situation as there was a sense of
deprivation among the masses. The distribution of the
resources in the country was inequitable and corrupt elite
was in power. The Chaudhris, Nawabs and Sardars had been
exploiting the masses.
The JI chief said that Pakistan had been achieved for
building a model Islamic state but the Islamic system not
established in the country due to conspiracies. This also
led to the fall of Dhaka. After obstructing the Islamic
order, an exploitative system was continued in the country
in the name of democracy and martial law.
A number of tribal chiefs and a large number of the youth
announced their joining the JI on the occasion.
Sirajul Haq said that the general public would believe in
development and stability only when there was rule of law
and justice in the country and corruption was controlled.
He said the rulers had swallowed the national institutions.
He said if the PIA, Railway and Steel Mill were in losses,
it was not due to the man in the street but had been
plundered by the rulers. He said the Federal Finance
Minister had himself admitted that about two hundred billion
dollars of the plundered wealth had been transferred to
Sirajul Haq said a sum of 345 billion dollars owned by the
Pakistani was lying in foreign banks. He said if this amount
was brought to the country, the entire debt on the country
could be paid off and the country could be put on the path
of progress and prosperity.
He said the people who came to power through vote had been
amassing heaps of wealth for their coming generations.
Sirajul Haq said that Balochistan was rich in resources but
was facing problems of law and order besides joblessness.
The JI chief stressed upon the Election Commission to make
it obligatory for all political parties to hold elections
within the party and disallow the parties who did not
comply. Besides, he said, the article 62 and 63 of the
constitution must also be strictly enforced. He said that
the problems of the general public would be solved only if
common people were returned to the assemblies.
Hafiz Idrees Addresses Large Congregation in Mansoora..Only
Jamaat leaders are unpolluted by Corruption.
LAHORE, Feb. 19: Deputy Chief of the Jamaat e Islami, Hafiz
Muhammad Idrees, has said the only objective of the
Parliamentary Commission on NAB's functioning would be to
protect some people from accountability. He was e He
Headdressing a large Friday congregation at Mansoora mosque
Hafiz Muhammad Idrees said that corruption had gone deep
into the society and the Finance Minister Ishaq Dar had
himself admitted that an amount of 200 billion dollars owned
by the Pakistani ruling elite was lying in foreign banks. He
said obviously this money was in the name of the politicians
who had been in power besides the bureaucrats. Fortunately,
he said, none of the JI men was on this list although scores
of JI men had also been in the assemblies.
He said that Karachi had JI man as Lord Mayor for three
times who had billions at his disposal but none of them had
been involved in corruption.
The JI deputy chief said that during Mian Nawaz Sharif's
first term as Prime Minister, valuable residential plots
were allotted to members of the parliament on throw away
prices but the JI legislators had refused this offer.
He said that crimes of all types were rampant in the country
and a drive against corruption was the need of the hour. He
said if the nation woke up well on time and joined the JI
campaign against corruption, the lot of the poor would also
Agha Khani myths Undermines Islamic Monotheism. This Cult
Helped the British to Crush Muslims.
by Akbar Khoja, Researcher on a series called "Inside
Allah's Bathwater Sells at a High Price
Source: News (Adelaide, SA : 1923 - 1954), p. 32. LEGENDARY
STORIES SURROUND THE FABULOUSLY WEALTHY AGA KHAN. (1954,
To upwards of 70 million adherents of the Ismaili of
Mohammedanism, the ruling Aga Khan is Allah's representative
To many of them he is the Moslem deity himself. Next in line
for this exalted position is Prince Ali Khan, whose marriage
to lovely Rita Hayworth was 1949 headline news.
Whatever the Prophet Mohammed may have thought about this
matrimonial alliance, he would probably concede the
glamorous cinema star the honor of having put his princely
descendant "on the map" as far as the world at large is
Hitherto, Prince Ali had been somewhat over-shadowed by his
father, the fabulously wealthy Aga Khan, who is mostly known
to Westerners through his wins in the Derby, his three
European wives, and the delightful custom of his devout
followers of presenting him with his own 17-stone weight in
gold and diamonds from time to time, and the legend that
they drink his bathwater at a price per nip.
Reputed to be the richest man alive - not even excluding his
rival religious leader, the present Moslem Nizam of
Hyderabad, whose fortune has been guessed at GBP 500 million
- the Aga Khan draws tribute of 2 per cent of the income of
his millions of followers and up to 10 per cent from about
two million of the Khoja sect who worship him as a god. He
inherits this remarkable remunerative office by virtue of
the fact that he is counted to be the forty-first direct
descendant of Mohammed the Prophet's cousin Ali and daughter
It was not nearly so remunerative, however, until Britain,
in pursuit of Empire in India, found it expedient about a
century ago to extend its support and patronage to the Aga
Khan's grandfather, Hasan Ali Shah, in return for his
influence among the Moslems. Hassan Ali Shah, descendant of
the marriage of Ali and Fatima's son Hossain to a daughter
of the royal house of Persia, was born in Persia in 1800,
and could trace his lineage back on the female side for
centuries before the birth of Mohammed.
Some of his early ancestors ruled ancient Egypt.
His ancient lineage however, did not prevent him from being
hounded out of Persia when as Governor-General of Kerman, he
offended the ruling Shah, Fateh Ali and he was forced to
seek sanctuary in India.
On his way to India the eminent Moslem persuaded some
rebellious tribes on the Afghanistan border to lay down
their arms in their warring against the British, and a few
years later his support was of great assistance to Sir John
Napier in his conquest of the largely Moslem Sind region.
Settling in Bombay, Hasan Ali Shah was given the title, "Aga
Khan" and a large pension by the British, and so was enabled
to spend the rest of his days presiding over and extending
his following in India, Persia, Arabia, Central Asia, Syria,
Morocco, Africa and other parts of the world.
Throughout his life he remained a loyal supporter of the
British and his eldest son, Aga Khan II, was appointed a
member of the Legislative Council in Bombay. The present Aga
Khan, the Third, was born in 1877 and named Mohammed after
his famous forbear.
As a boy he was well switched into knowledge on the orders
of his mother, Princess Ali Shah, daughter of King
Nasr-Ed-Din, of Persia, who declared that she would "rather
see her son dead than ignorant." As a result, the young Aga
Sultan, after he had been well schooled in the Koran and
Indian and Moslem history, as befitted the future head of
the faith, was sent to Eton, and later to Oxford, where he
took a degree in law, and thus completed an extensive
education in both Eastern and Western culture.
Meanwhile in 1886, at the age of 10, he had become Aga Khan
III, or rather, His Highness Aga Sultan Sir Mohammed Shah
Aga Khan III, "Shadow of Allah", to give him some of his
As a youth he developed as a sportsman, and shone at
running, swimming and golf. Later, he became an ardent
advocate - and practiced what he preached - a mingling of
the East with the West through education and marriage. In
1902, as president of an All-Moslem Educational Conference
at the age of 27, he shocked orthodox Moslems by declaring
that members of the faith "spent too much time in
meaningless prayers and pilgrimages," and by advocating the
abandonment of the veil and segregation for women. The
young Aga Khan was especially interested in improving the
health standard of his swarming flock. In 1904 during one
smallpox epidemic in India, he toured the Bombay province,
painfully having himself inoculated against smallpox at
every railway station to encourage his followers to do
In 1906 the Aga Khan founded the All-India Moslem League,
pledged to win the co-operation of the Hindus. About the
same time, he paid a visit to the Caliph in Constantinople
in an endeavor to heal old beaches among the Moslems - a
daring move, as the Aga Khan, in the Caliph's eyes, ranked
as the leader of a heretical breakaway sect.
The Aga Khan played an important part in world War I, on the
British side. On the day of the outbreak of the war he sent
a telegram to every Moslem leader throughout the world,
urging them to support the Allies.
As well as decorating him for these services, in 1916 the
King granted him the rank of first-class chief of the Bombay
Presidency and a salute of 11 guns. No other Indian
religious leader has been honored in this way. In 1933 the
British authorities in India recommended him for the Nobel
Peace Prize. After peace returned, the Aga Khan became an
international political figure. He urgent lenient peace
terms for his fellow-Moslems in Turkey, and was bitterly
opposed to what he regarded as a breach of faith by Britain
to the Arabs, also his co-religionists.
About the same time, he began to invest some of his income
from his devoted followers (estimated at GBP 2.5
million-a-year) in European companies, and within 10 years
his income from his investments was said to be many times
his income from religious sources, although he continued
gratefully to accept the Ismailis' tokens of esteem. His
investments have never been made public, but as examples, it
is known that he was one of the backers of the Diaghilev
Ballet, owns a share in Eagle-Lion Films, has founded
airlines and motion picture companies in India, and is of
course probably the most successful racehorse breeder and
owner of this century.
Before World War II, eh owned 12 racing stables in England,
Ireland, France and India, and his horses are worth about
GBP 1 million. The Aga Khan has won innumerable classic
races in England including the derby in 1930, 1935, 1936 and
1948. He caused consternation in aristocratic British racing
circles when he sold Bahram, a Guineas, Derby and Leger
winner, to America for GBP 40,000.
"Money was scarce; the sale was unavoidable," he explained
apologetically when chided about this loss to the English
turf - a strange statement, considering that Khan's
collection of rules, his favorite stone was estimated at the
time by an English expert to be worth GBP 200 million. In
spite of his immense holdings of them the Aga Khan dislikes
jewels, which he considers more appropriate for women to
wear; his own favored dress is Irish tweeds. And, in spite
of his extensive racing interests: "I never gamble, for I do
not believe in chance," he is reported to have stated
adding: "A man must make certain of things by the sweat of
his brown and leave the rest to Allah. He gives success."
In 1933 the Khan was placed tenth in a list of the world's
richest men, three places after the armaments king, Sir
Basil Zarahoff, and four places after the Gaekwar of Baroda.
Since then the "sweat of his brow" or the beneficence of
Allah has reputedly added millions to his fortunes.
The Khan's marriages and more numerous courtships have
brought him frequently before the public eye. When quite
young he married, it is said his Indian cousin, but later
divorced her by simple Moslem method of saying "Go!" three
times before witnesses.
RACEHORSES, RITA PUT HIM ON THE MAP
In 1908 he married an Italian woman of good family named
Teresa Magliano. She became a Moslem for the occasion, and
later a son, Prince Ali Shah Ali Khan was born. In 1926 the
second Begum died, it is said, on the same day that the Aga
Khan bought the "unlucky" 6-carat Golden Dawn Diamond. In
1939 he married Mlle. Andree-Josephine Carron, a comely
French lass who the Khan met in the south of France, where
she was serving behind the counter of a sweet shop.
In 1943 he was discovered by the third Begum, he declared
that she was "intoxicated by his greatness" and was forever
boasting about "his ancestors, his travels, and his
treasures, and the tidy sums he had made by the sale his
bathwater to his Moslem followers." The Khan heatedly
replied: "Of all the serious things in the world, marriage
is the most absurd." To the Western mind it seems
extraordinary that the Khan can maintain undisturbed his
position as absolute Pope of millions of believers and at
the same time spend most of his tie acting the role of the
leisured European playboy.
There is no doubt the loyalty and devotion of his followers.
They twice in 1946 on his sixtieth anniversary presented him
with his weight in diamonds and many times the elders of his
flock have come to Paris, on an antique pair of scales
weighed out 17 stone of gold against the Pointiff's portly
bulk, accepting in return a few barrels of His Serene
Highness' bathwater, to be distributed in tiny vials to
thousands of worshippers. The story has good authority in
spite of Prince Ali's denial and one immensely wealthy
Bombay merchant is said to have paid GBP 5,000 into the
funds of the faith for the privilege of delightedly lowering
himself into the Khan's well-soaped bath after he had his
The Khan in many ways acts as a banker of insurance office,
for the faithful, and is expected to disgorge some of his
wealth to assist unfortunate members of his flock or to
relieve famines. It is said as a result, that no Khoja ever
The Khojas are well-known as a most tolerant sect, and if
anything, they rather approve of their leader dazzling the
Western world in his old age.
So firmly is the Khan entrenched among them that they make
their pilgrimage, not to Mecca but to his headquarters, Aga
Hall in Bombay.
In return the Khan has won many material advantages for his
followers, made them a power in India under British rule and
has done much towards liberalizing Islam and healing the
rifts in the faith.
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