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26 Jamada al-Awwal 1437 A.H.- March 6, 2016 Issue # 10, Newsletter #1644
Amazing Jamaat al-Muslimeen outreach:
On March 4, 250
Muslims in Dar al-Hijra masjid, Falls Church, Virginia.,
received an appeal to rally for Dr. Aafia on March 19. Along
with the appeal were articles from New Trend critiquing
President Obama's visit to a mosque and items on the war,
A similar distribution was given to 150 Muslims after Juma
in Washington, DC.at the main Islamic center.
A third distribution was to 150 Muslims at ISWA [Islamic
Society of Washington area], giving out Imam Badi's thoughts
on the situation in USA plus other articles.
Political Prisoners :
Amazing US move in Syria:
Please scroll to end.
It is true.
Syria: Jaysh al-Islam, an FSA faction, has complained that
the Assad regime is violating the cease fire. It has
advanced into an area just outside Damascus
On the Khanessar highway to Aleppo, Islamic State and
Alawite-Hizbullah forces are locked in battle, leaving 70
Islamics and 60 Alawite-Hizbullah dead. Very little Russian
US air force bombed al-Raqqa, the IS capital, leaving
several civilians dead.
A force from Jordan, backed by the US, captured the Syria -
Iraq border crossing at Tafnis with US air support on March
5. However on March 6, IS counterattacked and took the
The Alawite air force is bombing Palmyra [IS city]. US air
force is bombing al-Hasakeh [IS area].
Islamics in eastern Aleppo fired at Alawites in western
Aleppo. Alawites fired back. Heavy Alawite losses.
IRAQ: US Air Force launched new air strikes on IS positions
across the country. IS countered with a horrific martyrdom
operation at Hillah, 60 miles south of Baghdad, killing 47,
troops and affiliated civilians. IS is probing regime
positions from north to south of Iraq creating a serious
security problem for the Baghdad regime.
Turkey: The Turkish Prime Minister arrived in Tehran, March
6. Not clear if Iran and Turkey are joining hands to crush
IS. Turkish artillery fired at YPG elements on the border
causing casualties. Turkey also killed 6 Islamics trying
to enter Turkey.
Afghanistan: Taliban have announced that they will not go
gto Islamabad for peace talks owing to continuing US air
strikes, commando night raids and new supplies for the Kabul
Yemen: March 4. A US drone strike killed 4 al-Qaida fighters
travelling in a car. Al-Qaida has vehemently denied it had
anything to do with a criminal attack on an old people's
home killing nuns from India and various civilians.
Yemen is in shambles owing to daily Saudi air strikes and
counter attacks by Houthi tribes.
Hadith of the Week
"Abu Huraira, r.a., narrates that the messenger of Allah,
pbuh, said: : The ENTIRE earth has been made for me pure and
a masjid." [Hadith , sahih Muslim, kitabus salat, Tirmizey
Jami, kitabus siir, Ibn Maja, Sunan, kitabut taharah.]
Comment by Kaukab Siddique: The teachings of Islam do not
support the building of grand, fancy mosques, which I call
the million dollar "white elephants." The mosque in Madinah,
built by the Prophet, pbuh, was extremely simple. In our own
times, the Taliban movement which fought a superpower came
out of a mosque which looks like a mud hut.
Spotlights from Imam Badi Ali
The Old and the Young should have a Positive Relationship
for Ummah's Success.
In a successful society, you always need the wisdom and
expertise of the old generation and the strength and passion
of the young generation. If you combine strength with
wisdom, the society will accomplish its objectives.
The type of relationship between the old and young
generation, should be similar to a healthy and righteous
relationship between a father and his son based on loyalty,
love and mutual respect.
Respect and honor the old. Be merciful and kind to the
young. By this equation, everyone will receive honor and
mercy at some time in his life.
A community, which does not recognize and honor its
elders, will not be merciful to its young.
What kind of legacy will you leave behind? What will your
children say about you? How will you be remembered? Will
your life and decisions have inspired others to do
Life is too short to postpone it - choose to be positive
Here is a Mosque we can be proud of by American Standards,
InshaAllah. Locally Funded.
Masjid al-Ihsan, 3723 Gwynn Oaks Avenue, Baltimore, MD
On March 5, I joined the first prayer at Masjid al-Ihsan in
Baltimore, Maryland. It was 'Asr. It's the first mosque
built from the ground up in Baltimore City by the African
American community. I also heard the first speech on Islam
in the mosque in which everyone, including non-Muslims, was
It is very neat and clean and open to women and men within
Islamic rulings. Very impressive! It took ten years of hard
work by the community as it had to face various prejudices
and obstacles owing to its location in the heart of the
I thank Sis. Chekeisha el-Amin for urging me to visit the
mosque though it is 70 miles from where i live.
Strangely enough I thought I was lost but, as I drove up, I
met an elderly African American brother who knew me from
about 20 years back. He gave me a welcome as if I was coming
Islamic View of the Brawling American Politicians: All of
them Want to Destroy Islamic Independence.
Honor of the Prophet, pbuh, is above all. Mumtaz Qadri
Shaheed has Opened Way for Pakistan's Renewal.
On March 4, 2016 Br. Kaukab Siddique gave his 5th khutba
this year at masjid Jamaat al-Muslimeen in central
Baltimore, Maryland, As it's a small masjid, here is an
outline of the khutba for distribution on line.
Grade : Sahih (Al-Albani)
Thinketh he that none hath power over him?
The Qur'an 90:5
From the Sunan of Abu Dawud. Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu'minin:
The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: When Allah has a
good purpose for a ruler, He appoints for him a sincere
minister who reminds him if he forgets and helps him if he
remembers; but when Allah has a different purpose from that
for him. He appoints for him an evil minister who does not
remind him if he forgets and does not help him if he
America is in the throes of its democratic process. We
should watch and analyze to be able to understand how
corrupt and ruthless are America's leaders. They are
slamming each other and uncovering their hidden evil
When it comes to Muslims, African Americans and
Hispanics, the right wing seems to have lost all sense of
decency and humanity. The surging power of crowds bought and
self-glorified through the use of millions of dollars have
made these politicians think that they can do and say what
they want. They are provocative and full of threats and
The left wing is even more dangerous. It wants to use,
exploit and subvert Muslims in particular and minorities in
general to fight Muslims all over the world. Muslims to them
seem to be cannon fodder and servants of intelligence
agencies. America suffered heavily in Iraq with almost 5000
killed and 80,000 wounded, many of them incapacitated for
life. The new plan is to use "Muslims" against Muslims.
Muslims must not be lured into the Left wing trap of
"Islam is a religion of peace." Nor should they be scared of
the Trumps and others into thinking that their end is near.
Fear and insecurity is being promoted by "Muslim" groups
linked to the government.
The plan seems to be to stampede the Muslims through
Right Wing scare tactics into the web of the Left's "Islam
is a religion of peace." That's the left's way of saying
that any Muslim who resists occupation with weapons is a
terrorist. Only one who surrenders and wants "peace" is a
Muslim, as the regime's "Muslim" groups are repeating
Neither the Right nor the Left will speak against Israel
or even analyze or explain pro-Israeli policies. The media
are peppered with Zionist Jews who make sure that Israeli
moves and atrocities are not publicized or discussed.
So Muslims, beware : The Prophet, pbuh, did not vote for
or support the blunt Abu Lahab, or the abusive Abu Jahal or
the sly Abu Sufian. He was absolutely non-compromising on
rejection of kufr and affirmation of TAWHEED, against
racism, tribalism, gender superiority and slavery.
Even the slightest cooperation with oppressors is
strictly forbidden by Allah Almighty. [11:113]
The think tanks which study Muslim behavior are aware
that the way to destroy Islam is to attack the Prophet,
pbuh, and his wives. In the daily lives of the Muslims,
Muhammad, pbuh, Ayesha, r.a., and his other wives and his
male and female companions have been the sources of our
distinct culture and way of life.
In America, the yahood have succeeded in trivializing
Jesus, pbuh, They make jokes about him, fabricate dirty
stories about him and even include his name in profanities
and vicious art work. Christians are helpless. Even
homosexuality has the support of the State.
They want to do the same to Muhammad, pbuh. Systematic
attempts are underway in hard core Muslim countries to
trivialize and insult the Prophet, pbuh, and Ayesha,
In Pakistan, the only country created in the name of
Islam, the attack on Muhammad, pbuh, took a very serious
turn. In the capital, Islamabad, a general supported by
America and Israel attacked and demolished the Red Mosque
and the women's seminary attached to it. Those killed in
that assault included hundreds of young women.
Pakistanis were surprised and were so divided by their
sects that they could do nothing.
This helplessness of the Muslims so emboldened the
regime that it decided to open the gates of blasphemy of the
One agent of the West successfully infiltrated Pakistan
to the extent that he became the Governor of Punjab,
Pakistan's biggest province. His task according to the law
was to make sure there were no insults against the Prophet,
pbuh. He was duty bound to defend Islam. Instead he took the
lead to ease first and then attempt to erase the laws which
make blasphemy a felony.. Pakistan's foundation is honor and
love of the Prophet, pbuh.
This Governor openly claimed that the law against
blasphemy was a "black law." [Racist comments are part of
the language of Pakistani upper classes.] At that point a
soldier in his own security unit, an ordinary Muslim named
Mumtaz Qadri, killed the governor.
The regime arrested him and sentenced him to death but
could not kill him because of huge populat support for
The regime could not excute him right away. As time
passed, under directions from America, the military created
a mist of propaganda againt "extremism" in the country. When
the regime thought the moment was right, the regime executed
him early in the morning of February 29.
It was a fatal error. Within 24 hours there was an
outburst of tremendous love and sorrow for Mumtaz Qadri.
Large crowds gathered in every city. Millions participated
in his funeral in Rawalpindi. Such an outpouring of emotion
has never been seen in Pakistan on this scale. The love of
the Prophet, pbuh, brought together sects who had been
squabbling for decades.
It is our duty as Muslims in America to speak against
the cartoons of the Prophet, pbuh, propagated by Zionist
groups in the name of "freedom of expression." Non-Muslims
should know that if they want to be our friends, they have
to respect the Prophet, pbuh. Don't kill or hurt anyone but
make it clear to them, the Prophet, pbuh, is nearer to us in
love and respect than our own selves and his wives are as
our mothers. [33:6]
du'a: O Allah, we ask for health, jobs, Islamic spouses and
children. We ask for understanding of the Qur'an and the
hadith. We ask for forgiveness and compassion. Give victory
O Allah to the Islamic battle formations. Give us the unity
to liberate Palestine.
Like Father, Like Son: Racism & the Government in Oregon
by Sis. Aisha [Jamaat al-Muslimeen]
Cliven and Ammon Bundy, father and son,respectively, are in
federal custody. Cliven and 18 others are in custody for the
2014 armed stand off at his Nevada ranch, which involved
supporters crossing state lines with weapons, to help him
"defend" his land. Faced with hundreds of armed White
people, the federal agents backed down. Some of the charges
include the assault of a federal officer.He owes over $1
million in grazing fees to the federal government and
refuses to pay it. He has maintained that the government has
engaged in price gouging. Attorney General Loretta Lynch
said, "Today's actions make clear that we will not tolerate
the use of threats or force against federal agents who are
doing their jobs. We will continue to protect public land on
behalf of the American people, uphold federal law, and
ensure that those who employ violence to express their
grievances with the government will be apprehended and held
accountable for their crimes." Bundy's sons: Melvin, David,
Ammon, and Ryan were also arrested and face a slew of other
charges related to the 41 day stand off at the wildlife
refuge in Burns, Oregon.
(Courtesy of UPI.com)
Ammon Bundy, along with his brother Ryan, were charged with
15 others in the Malheur Wildlife Refuge standoff, which
lasted for over a month and involved a confrontation with
federal agents that led to the death of activist LaVoy
Finicum. Ryan Bundy, who was also wounded in this particular
confrontation, and LaVoy were confronted by state troopers
at a traffic stop. A total of twenty-five people have been
arrested for being involved in this armed stand-off. Among
the people arrested was a very confused and brainwashed
Native American from the Tulalip Reservation, 22 year old
Eric Lee Flores. This weekend the young father would have
been married but, FBI agents thwarted his plans. He was also
going to enlist in the U.S. Army. Some people, including Mel
Sherman, Chairman of the Tulalip Tribes, are baffled as to
how a Native American could get involved with White
supremacists' cause, especially since the Burns Paiute Tribe
in Oregon protested the Malheur Wildlife's existence on
sacred ground. Now, Eric Flores may be serving "his" country
through a prison sentence.
How this ends is interesting since FBI agents have accosted
and murdered so many unarmed Muslim and Black civilians for
(Courtesy of UPI.com and SeattleTimes.com)
Non-Muslims Supporting Muslims: The Aafia Case Appeal &
Stiff Attitude of CAIR Rep.
by Sis. Karin Friedemann [Boston]
Saturday February 27, the ISBCC in Roxbury (Boston) held a
well-attended event called "Mercy and Justice" which
welcomed a rally led by Veterans for Peace and included
Quakers and other peace activist groups in a statement of
solidarity with their Muslim neighbors. Imam Talib Mandee,
who is a veteran, and Rev James Todd gave a convocation.
Many veterans spoke, including a very old WWII veteran, some
emphasizing Muslim veterans and others saying war is bad and
we are not enemies.
The event was attended by Boston police commissioner Bob
Evans who spoke on behalf of the Mayor saying "We love
VFP Statement of Solidarity
"We, as veterans of the United States military, stand
against the targeting, hatred, bigotry, and Islamophobia
currently being directed towards the Muslim community.
Muslims are not the enemy. There are 1.6 billion Muslims in
the world and only a very small percentage support ISIS or
other terrorist organizations. Many Muslims are U.S.
citizens and are as loyal, hardworking and patriotic as all
other Americans. Muslims serve in every branch of the United
States Military. Today within the United States, many
Muslims are afraid in their own homes and neighborhoods.
They often live in fear that other Americans may target them
for harassment, threats, and in some cases physical harm,
because of who they are and where they worship.
As veterans who have served this country both in war and
peace-time, we declare that this hatred, verbal abuse, and
physical hostility being directed towards our Muslim
friends, neighbors and co-workers is not in keeping with the
American values of fostering brotherhood and sisterhood with
our fellow Americans. This type of bigotry in 2016 is simply
unacceptable, Un-American and we call for its immediate
Also addressing the crowd included Dr. John Robbins,
representing CAIR. He thanked the vets for fighting for our
freedom and for their service to our country.
After the speeches, everyone was invited inside for lunch
while they had a question and answer session about the
Islamic religion. During this time I handed out the flyer
for the Aafia mobilization and told her story to everyone
who would listen, both Muslim and non-Muslims. Many of the
VFP and other activists knew of Aafia while many people,
including Muslims, did not know anything about Aafia's
story. Everyone was polite and some became downright
emotional when they heard of this travesty of justice.
Everyone I spoke to promised to find out more, come to the
demo, and/or spread the word.
After speaking with me, one brother enthusiastically
approached the CAIR representative for his support. I
noticed him giving Dr. Robbins my flyer so I walked over to
them. The brother asked him if he knew about Aafia's case.
Dr. Robbins said, "Yes we know about her" sort of curtly. I
said, "I realize CAIR doesn't usually deal with political
prisoners." Robbins became very stiff and tall, reminded me
of an FBI agent. "We are satisfied with the decision of our
nation," he stated and would not say anything more, even
though I insisted that this issue is important to our nation
first of all because of Constitutional protections - if you
can be kidnapped and put into prison without any charges,
that is unacceptable. And furthermore, this issue is very
important to the Pakistani people and therefore plays a huge
role in international relations. Seeing that I wasn't
getting anywhere with him I wandered off to VFP president
Barry Ladendorf and others who were extremely
All in all it was a nice experience. It was great to see all
my favorite kind of people in one place together. I hope to
see more and more of us working together. Since then CAIR
seems to be toning down the anti-Aafia rhetoric. Hopefully
they will join us in the struggle.
War News: Reuters
World | Sun Mar 6, 2016
U.S. builds two air bases in Kurdish-controlled north Syria
- Kurdish report
AMMAN The United States has nearly finished setting up an
air base in Kurdish-controlled northern Syria and was
proceeding with the construction of a second base for dual
military and civilian use, a Kurdish website said on
The Erbil-based news website BasNews, quoting a military
source in the Kurdish-backed Syria Democratic Forces (SDF),
said most of the work on a runway in the oil town of Rmeilan
in Hasaka was complete while a new air base southeast of
Kobani, straddling the Turkish border, was being
The source in the U.S.-backed alliance that also includes
Arab armed groups told the news portal scores of U.S.
experts and technicians were involved in the project.
Syrian Kurdish officials had recently said the Rmeilan
airstrip was being used by U.S. military helicopters for
logistics and deliveries.
The United States sent dozens of special operations troops
to northern Syria last year to advise opposition forces in
their fight against the militant group Islamic State. They
have also dropped supply munitions to rebels in the
› Russia's Lavrov, U.S. Kerry express optimism over
implementation of ceasefire in Syria - reports
Last month, U.S. advisors backed by coalition air strikes
assisted Kurdish-led Syrian rebels in encircling and
capturing the strategic Syrian town of Shadadi from Islamic
State but were away from the frontlines, U.S. officials
The Syrian Kurds have established control over wide areas of
northern Syria since the country erupted into civil war in
2011, and their YPG militia has become a major partner in
the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State.
U.S. military ties with the Syrian Kurds have grown deeper
despite the concerns of NATO ally Turkey, which views the
Syrian Kurdish PYD party as a terrorist group because of its
links to the PKK, which is waging an insurgency in
The special U.S. presidential envoy to the coalition against
Islamic State, Brett McGurk, visited Kurdish-controlled
northern Syria several weeks ago in what appeared to be the
first declared trip to Syrian territory by an Obama
administration official in three years.
McGurk said on Saturday in Baghdad the coalition was
stepping up pressure on Islamic State and that the militants
were losing ground in both Syria and Iraq.
(Reporting by Suleiman Al-Khalidi; Editing by Stephen
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