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12 Shawwal 1437 A.H.- July 17, 2016 Issue # 29, Newsletter #1663
Hadith of the Week
Innovations in Religion are rejected.
Sahih Bukhari. Volume 3, Book 49, Number 861:
Narrated Aisha, r.a.:
Allah's messenger said, "If somebody innovates something
which is not in harmony with the principles of our religion,
that thing is rejected."
Comment by Kaukab Siddique:
Kingship is not part of Islam.
Grave worship is not part of Islam.
Calling on anyone other than Allah is not part of Islam.
[Such a "Ya Ali."]
Obedience to anyone in disobedience to Allah is
Those Little Terrors!
Editor: Funny but True - British Government's Ideas about
The UK government's official Policy on Counter-Terrorism
states their policy is " based on 4 areas of work: Pursue:
to stop terrorist attacks; Prevent: to stop people becoming
terrorists or supporting terrorism; Protect: to strengthen
our protection against a terrorist attack; and Prepare: to
mitigate the impact of a terrorist attack".
" Prevent" (the 2nd of the four elements) requires
schoolteachers and staff to monitor students for signs of
extremist behavior. Children determined to be at risk are
referred to a deradicalization course.
Since 2012, more than 2,000 children have been referred
the youngest being a three-year-old from London.
Here are a few summaries of the "incidents" that have been
A high-school boy wore a FREE PALESTINE badge to
A boy attempted to check-out a book about terrorism
that was available in his school library.
A high-school boy gave a presentation on the
historical Islamic state in order to show the difference
between that concept and ISIS.
An eight-year-old boy who was a fan of Marvel
television cartoons wrote about violence and guns in a
A fourteen-year-old boy refused to participate in
music lessons, citing a religious conflict.
A student read articles and watched documentaries
that were created by a Middle Eastern News Agency.
A fourteen-year-old boy used the word
"eco-terrorists" during a classroom discussion about
A ten-year-old boy misspelled "terraced house" as
"terrorist house" on a writing assignment.
A four-year-old boy described to teachers a picture
he drew of his father cutting a cucumber.
...as my little grandson would say: "Really? That's
Sources: the Guardian; UK Gov't; Harpers
A Six-Year Old American Child Looks at what is Happening to
Children in Syria.
July 17, 2016
There is a war between the government and people in Syria.
The war is crazy. A kid named Ibrahim lost his 5 cousins and
his mother, and his brothers, and his sisters, and his
uncle, and his country. I feel sad for Ibrahim.
Erdogan has returned to Istanbul, ajhamdulillah.
Very dangerous situation. If the Islamic people don't win,
it could become Egypt or it could become Syria if the army
persists [God forbid].
Our Turkish brothers who are usually correct have issued
Yes brother it seems as though the coup originated from
Gulen Group in Pennsylvania. It looks to be unsuccessful as
the Turkish police and people have detained a large group of
coup soldiers. Don't watch CNN and Fox a[s they are lying
about the events. Turkey military (1st army and general) has
announced that it doesn't support coup and the religious
affairs dept has called on every minaret to call azaan
repeatedly. People are capturing tanks and alhumdulilah the
coup looks to have failed.
[American agent Gulen is headquartered in Pennsylvania.]
Jamaat al-Muslimeen Activity in Baltimore's Inner City:
Khutba against Police Brutality given to 100 Muslims.
On July 15, a 4-page Jamaat al-Muslimeen document was given
to 100 Muslims after Juma' salat at Masjid al-Haqq in the
interior of Baltimore. Almost all the Muslims here are
African Americans. About 10% were Arabs and a few
The khutba delivered by an African American brother, with a
heavy beard and good knowledge of Quran and hadith, was
mostly about Sura al-Fatiha. He pointed out very well the
power of Sura Fatiha and each verse in it. Sura Fatiha is
recited in every salat by Muslims.
[Well done Masjid al-Haqq.]
The following is an outline of the colorfully printed 4-page
Imam Badi Ali on the need for consistency in Islamic life
+ hadith on the need for extra [nafal] prayers
Dr. Kaukab Siddique's khutba on Police brutality, the
counter shooting in Dallas & America's inability to end
racism & Oppression.
After Israel destroyed Gaza, the destruction of Muslim
cities by the West is spreading [Dr. Firoz Kamal]
Bombing of cities and massacres by Russian, American &
Assad's jet bombers. However IS is advancing to Homs. [SOHR
Pakistani scholar Ghamidi's attack on Maulana Maudoodi
rebutted. [Kaukab Siddique]
Political Prisoners :
Indian attacks on Islam and Muslims
By Dr. Javed Jamil
Thinker, Islamic Scholar and the Crusader against New World
"Freedom of Speech" applies to Rushdies, Tasleemas,
Cartoonists and Yogis but not to Zakirs, Owaisis and Azam
When Rushdies and Tasleemas, Yogis, Sadhavis and Cartoonists
vilify Islam, depicting Quran, Prophet and his companions in
highly derogatory manners, the international as well as
Indian media rise in their support claiming it was their
right of "freedom of speech"; when some Muslim preachers or
leaders make just a few harsh sentiments, which are nowhere
in venomousness or ridicule of others than the works of
Rushdies and Taslmeemas and Cartoons denigrating Prophet
Muhammad, the media develops total amnesia for the golden
maxim of the modern world, the "Freedom of Speech", and goes
berserk vilifying them as the preachers of hatred and
violence. And what can be more ludicrous than that Tasleemas
and Rushdies are often invited to join the debate against
the "hate speeches" of Muslim preachers. The message is
clear; religion in general and Islam in particular is
unacceptable to the forces of modernity.
While the radicalisations of Westernism and modernity have
left all other forms of radicalisation miles behind in terms
of devastation they caused, they would use "radical" only to
describe Islam. And when they discuss "Islamic Radicalism",
they would totally ignore the fact that if there is any real
"Islamic Radicalism", it is the direct result of the Western
radicalisation at the global level and Hindu radicalisation
within the country. They will never debate the violence
against Muslims and will never ask questions to the
perpetrators of that violence even if it kills millions of
innocent Muslims at the international level and tens of
thousands in communal riots in India. But as soon as a
Muslim name appears linked to any violence even if it kills
a few dozens, they will leave no stone unturned in bringing
the whole Muslim community to the worst possible media
I happened to watch Times Now debate on Friday night with
Arnab Goswami at its worst shouting at the panellists. If
there is one radicalist in the Indian media, it is none
other than Goswami. Only he knows what the best is; those
not in agreement with him have no right to even claim that
they are right. And see the hollowness of his arguments. He
was spouting venom on Zakir Naik just because he linked the
condemnation of Osama bin Laden as a terrorist to the proof
of allegations against him. He said that if "Osama was
really involved in those acts; he was surely a terrorist and
must be condemned". This sentence was a proof of Naik's
crime in Arnab's view and his support to terrorism. On the
other hand, I have yet to see an Indian TV focussing the
entire debate on those who announced booties for killing
I do count Zakir Naik as perhaps the most overrated "Islamic
scholar" of recent times. He has hardly any innovative
researches or thoughts of his own and most of his lectures
have been prepared on the borrowed materials from the works
of people like Ahmad Deedat, Achatya Naved Usmani, Ved
Parkash Upadhyaya and Harun Yahya. Apart from his
mesmerising ability to produce references from scriptures, I
do not think he is a good speaker. His answers to the
queries are often unsophisticated displays of polemics. His
certain remarks may have rightly irked certain Muslim sects.
But I cannot see any of his statements as a proof of his
spread of hatred against other religions or support of
violence. I in fact value his contribution because he
attracted many wayward young Muslims to the truth of Islam
and tried to bring Hinduism, Christianity and Islam closer
by highlighting their common origin. When he said that
instead of targeting innocent people, terrorists should
instead think of targeting the mischief makers, this was
nothing but a way to dilute the anger of those Muslims who
have resorted to illegitimate means to confront the
illegitimate violence of West against Muslims. Only a naive
or an enemy can infer from this that he was really telling
them to take law in their own hands and kill the wicked. At
the most, this denoted failure in conveying what he wanted
to convey: that violence against innocents is intolerable
under all conditions. Even his supposed remarks against
other religions must be seen in their entirety. Islamic
scholars including him always argue that all the previous
scriptures and the founders of religions were true many
being the Messengers of God. They quote Gita, Upanishad and
other scriptures to show that like Quran, they also preached
oneness of God and it was later that the purity of the
original religions was adulterated. Like many Christian and
Hindu preachers who spread venom against Quran, Muhammad and
Islam, Islamic preachers hold Jesus, Moses, Buddha and Ram
in high esteem.
But when there is a predetermined effort to denigrate a
person, and use this as an opportunity to put question mark
on a whole community and their religion, who can question
these media persons. They and their masters just know the
art of questioning and never bother to face questions
The questions that need to be asked to them are:
If violence is the proof of radicalisation of a community,
group, country or ideology, why West and Westernism are not
described as the worst forms of radicalisation?
Why they are not asked: Why they killed about one hundred
thousand Afghanistanis when the alleged mastermind and his
men we hidden either in Pakistan or somewhere in the nearby
Why they killed 2 million innocent Iraqis when there was
absolutely no evidence of weapons of mass destruction or its
link with terrorism? (This has officially been proved by the
Chilcot Commission Report.)
Why there is no worldwide debate on the role of Western
radicalism leading to millions of Muslim deaths?
Why no one argues that if "Islamic radicalism" is to be
uprooted, Western radicalism will have to be abandoned and
Western violent campaigns against Muslim lands will have to
be stopped forever?
Why the debate is always centred on "Jihadi ideologies" and
Western military ideologies are not discussed at all? Why
are they not asked: why is the last century full of their
wars against other countries, invasions and support to civil
wars killing almost 180 million people?
And in India, why is it that the majority of deaths in
communal riots are Muslims? And when the overwhelming
majority of terrorism related deaths in India in last few
decades have taken place at the hands of non-Muslims
including Naxalites, Bodos, Ulfa terrorists and Sikhs, why
Muslims are singled out as terrorists?
This is no longer a hidden fact that the Indian Muslims are
faced with problems on all fronts - be it social, economic
or political - and they no longer enjoy their deserving
place in the country. There is a long list of issues and
problems, their protection is at stake and they are leading
a very deplorable life from social and economic point of
view. There has been a general realization during past few
years that the Sachar Committee and the Ranganath Mishra
Commission have encircled the issues and problems plaguing
the Muslim society to a large extent but these two reports
have become victims of politicization.
Dr Javed Jamil is India based thinker and writer with over a
dozen books including his latest, "Muslim Vision of Secular
India: Destination & Road-map" and "Qur'anic Paradigms of
Sciences & Society" (First Vol: Health), "Muslims Most
Civilised, Yet Not Enough" and Other works include "The
Devil of Economic Fundamentalism", "The Essence of the
Divine Verses", "The Killer Sex", "Islam means Peace" and
Rediscovering the Universe".
Read Author's Biography
What Theresa May forgot.
New British Prime Minister Theresa May Recites Quran to
prove Islam is religion of Peace
New British Prime Minister Theresa May Recites Quran to
prove Islam is reli...
New British Prime Minister Recites Quran to prove that Islam
is a peaceful religion Theresa May Recited Quran in...
(Ms May forgot the announcement a couple of months back by
the British air force that it has killed more than a
thousand Muslims in its bombing raids in Iraq.)
Did Abdul Sattar Eidhi Change Anything?:
Why are Nawaz Sharif, Malala & Obama Praising him? What
does the Qur'an say?
He helped, in a very personal way, the needy, the poor, the
helpless, buried the dead, took care of helpless children.
Philanthropists throughout Pakistan helped him. He had a
whole fleet of ambulances. He lived a simple, frugal
No one can deny that he did much good.
However, Pakistan has not changed owing to the efforts of
Eidhi. Pakistan is worse than before his death, more
corrupt, more poverty stricken, more divided than ever
The people who are hailing Eidhi as almost a superman are
the very ones who are the biggest supporters of the status
quo, including those most hostile to Islamic independence,
integrity and unity.
Eidhi was not a man of ideas or a thinker for revolutionary
change. He did much good at a personal level. However, owing
to his illiteracy, people in the secular media, the military
and the government attributed their own ideas to him and
claimed that he was on their side.
No government ever opposed him. One major reason was that he
was doing what reasonable governments are supposed to do:
Taking care of the people who are called "John Does" in
Instead of ambulances organized by the government, there
were ambulances supervised by Eidhi. He became Pakistan's
Mother Teresa but instead of a church supporting him, he was
supported by philanthropists, including people with big
money who felt guilty of their behavior and wanted to feel
okay by helping Eidhi. [When I visited him, local merchants
brought him bags full of cash and simply left them in his
The only way society changes is through leadership and
revolutionary ideas supported by masses of people. Look at
the creation of Pakistan. It was brought about through the
ideas of Allama Iqbal and the determined leadership of
Mohomed Ali Jinnah [Qaide Azam]. Even then Pakistan could
not have taken an Islamic direction without Maulana Maudoodi
and Jamaate Islami.
Look at Iran: Imam Khomeini's relentless stand against the
Shah of Iran.
Look at Afghanistan: Mullah Umar standing up to America and
then to all of NATO.
Look at Iraq and Syria. It was unthinkable that Syria and
Iraqi mujahideen would challenge not only local tyrants but
also both superpowers and even set up a Caliphate which all
the "powers that be" abhor.
Jihad was suppressed under colonialism. Through great
scholars, fighters and self-sacrificing fighters, Jihad is
now central to the global Muslim ummah. That is Osama's
Charity was always part of Islamic thinking but the central
IDEA of Islam is not charity but the challenge to the
tyrants and Pharaohs of our time. If charity had been
central to Islam, the Prophet, pbuh, would not have done
hijra. He could have just continued charity. He was hated by
those in power because he taught that AUTHORITY BELONGS TO
The Qur'an teaches that even the highest form of charity is
not comparable to the struggle of the mujahideen:
"Do ye make the giving of drink to pilgrims, or the
maintenance of the Sacred Mosque, equal to (the pious
service of) those who believe in Allah and the Last Day, and
strive with might and main in the cause of Allah? They are
not comparable in the sight of Allah: and Allah guides not
those who do wrong. Those who believe, and suffer exile and
strive with might and main, in Allah's cause, with their
goods and their persons, have the highest rank in the sight
of Allah: they are the people who will achieve (salvation)."
[The Quran 9:19-20]
The Burden of a Secular Past. The hope of an Islamic Global Future
by Kaukab Siddique
President Erdogan seems to have had an inkling of what was
going to happen. He mended his fences with Israel and showed
an olive leaf to Russia [even promising compensation for the
Russian jet which Turkey shot down.]
When Erdogan visited America to participate in the memorial
ceremony for Muhammad Ali, he was mistreated and humiliated
as if he was not the president of a great country.
Mr. Gulen, a long time adversary of Erdogan was flourishing
unchecked in America with his headquarters in
When the coup began, the Zionist media globally behaved as
if it was a done deal. They went to the extent of claiming
that Erdogan had fled to Europe, had been denied admission
by Germany and was begging England to accept him.
It turned out that the commander of the coup was an Alevi
[Turkish version of Shia] Colonel Muharrem Kosi. The
mastermind was General Ozturk who had served as part of the
Israeli defense forces.
Turkey was saved by the honesty and courage of President
Erdogan. He called on the people to come out in the streets
and confront the military units. The people came out In huge
numbers. Some they lay down in front of the tanks and talked
to the soldiers. Surrounded by millions of people, the
troops gave up, somewhat like what had happened in Iran when
Imam Khomeini returned.
In Ankara there was heavy fighting. More than 200 people
were killed but the loyalists prevailed.
From the mosques came the Adhan and the call to people to
come out for the sake of Allah. The secularists suffered the
worst defeat in the history of Turkey.
The enemies of Islam are flummoxed. Erdogan is the hero of
the Muslim world.
He will have to be very careful. The Zionists and
Imperialists will be looking for ways to hurt him and to
bring down Turkey.
We pray for his success.
Dear President Erdogan, you will never be able to please the
western powers. We urge you to come out openly and support
the mujahideen. Did you not notice the celebrations in
Damascus and Tehran during the first hour of the coup.?
Bombing & Shelling by three air forces: Rising Death Toll.
Menbig still in Islamic Hands, IS advances towards Homs.
Serious fighting in Quneitra region [Next to "Israel"]
[Sources: SOHR, Reuters, Guardian, AP and others.]
Strategy: Russia and USA have entered into joint discussions
to coordinate the attacks on Islamic State and Al-Nusra
Menbig in the corridor to Turkey is still in Islamic State
control although it has been pounded for US air force for 48
days and attacked from three directions by the YPG
[Communist Kurds.] Casualties over 48 days are in the
In the July 17 bombing by USAF in Menbig, a woman, her 4
children and 2 men were killed.
On July 15 fighting erupted in various areas in the Quneitra
area parallel to "Israel" between the FSA and the Damascus
regime. [Continuing till last reports]
Aleppo. A serious situation developed when regime artillery
targeted the Costello road approach from which food supplies
reach this big city. On July 15, the regime troops actually
reached the supply road but on July 16, the Islamic group
known as FSA counterattacked and is trying to open up the
road.[Latest: FSA advanced against the regime.]
The Alawite shia occupy a part of Aleppo and most of Aleppo
is in the hands of the FSA. Both sides are shooting at each
other within the city. The Alawites are also directing the
regime's air strikes snd long distance artillery at the
Islamic side of the city.
In the latest air raids on Aleppo, 20 civilians were killed,
including 5 children and 4 women.
On July 14, IS clashed with regime troops in Deir ez Zor
[south eat Syria] . A regime jet, flying low, attacking
civilians, was shot down by IS heavy machine gun fire. The
pilot died but his body was crucified and displayed by IS to
indicate that he was a criminal; of the Assad regime. IS has
shot down 4 planes in this area in two weeks.
On July 15, the regime jets bombed Deir ez Zor [mostly in IS
control] killing 7 civilians [3 children 3 women and 1
Also on July 15, IS fighters advanced again towards Homs
beyond the Shaer oil field.
The same day, in al-Hasakeh, [north east Syria]. huge fires
visible for miles broke in the cotton storage areas of the
city controlled by the regime.
On July 13, the regime air force bombed markets in the city
of Ariha in Idlib province. The province is controlled by
al-Nusra but the bombing was only on civilian areas, the
Also on the Jordan-Syria border, Russian jets bombed a tent
city of refugees from the conflict killing 12 people,
injuring many others. It is reported that the families of
Islamic fighters were living here.
Rising death toll in Kashmir.
All Pakistanis should unite against India till occupation
army withdraws - Jamaat e Islami
By Qaiser Sharif.
LAHORE, July 17; Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Senator
Sirajul Haq, has made an impassioned appeal to the
government and the opposition to unite on the Kashmir issue
and forget their personal/ local issues for a fortnight to
help stop the massacre in Held Kashmir and ensure its
Addressing a press conference at Mansoora after an emergent
meeting of the JI central working committee, he stressed
that all ties and agreements with India should be suspended
till the Indian troops pulled out of Kashmir.
" I would urge the entire national leadership including
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, PPP leader Asif Ali Zardari,
PTI chairman Imran Khan and Maulana Fazlur Rahman to stand
in the same line on the Kashmir issue which was not the
issue of any party or government or the opposition, but a
national issue", he said.
Sirajul Haq urged the government to raise its voice in the
UN for the Kashmiris' right of self determination and also
approach the international Court of justice in this respect.
He also called for the appointment of a full-fledged Foreign
Minister and added that the Kashmir issue would not be
resolved through condemnation or solidarity statements.
He said the Kashmiris were facing tanks and armoured cars of
Indian troops with stones for joining with Pakistan while
the Pakistani rulers were silent spectators.
Sirajul Haq announced that the JI would make the Kashmir
issue the centre of all its programs for the next fortnight
as a show of solidarity with the Kashmiris. A huge protest
march would be staged in front of the Indian embassy in
Islamabad on July 24, and an APC on Kashmir would be held in
the federal capital on July 29. On July 31, an Azadi Kashmir
March would be staged from Lahore to Wagha.
The JI chief assured Hurriat Conference leadership including
Syed Ali Gilani, of all out support of the Pakistani nation
in their liberation struggle.
He said that the Indian occupation army had killed 45
Kashmiri youth within five days while more than two thousand
people had been wounded. Women and children had also been
subjected to worst form of torture.
The JI chief also stressed upon the government to hold
census forthwith in accordance with the constitution. He
also demanded of the Prime Minister to finalize the ToRs for
the Panama leaks enquiry and announce the judicial
commission without more delay. He said the entire political
leadership including himself, the Prime Minister, Asif
Zardari, and Imran Khan, should stand in the dock and face
Replying to a question, Sirajul Haq said there was no
possibility of a military action in the country similar to
the one in Turkey as the Pakistan army supported the
democratic system. Besides, he said, the situation in the
region did not allow such an adventure.
The JI chief paid rich tributes to Turkish President Erdogan
and the Turkish people for their services to democracy and
expressed the hope that Erdogan would further speed up his
efforts for the development of his country with the
cooperation of the opposition.
News Within the U.S.
"Gays," racism and Police
by Sis . Aisha (Jamaat al-Muslimeen)
In the wake of the Dallas killings of 5 White police
officers, many sports leagues are creating and encouraging
its players to wear shirts honoring the slain, as expected.
The WNBA (Women's National Basketball Association) is no
exception. The league also has its own WNBA gay web page
featuring its gay players. It was during Pride Week that
many players wore the No H8 (No Hate) face paint, in the
wake of the Orlando gay night club shootings. The entire
league actually celebrates homosexuality through an event
called Pride Night where you will see players wearing
t-shirts with a rainbow-colored basketball on it along with
a message for "equality." But, i digress.
On Saturday, 7/9/2016, four off-duty police officers,
moonlighting as security officers, walked off their jobs
because of the messages on the shirts Minnesota Lynx players
wore during pre-game warm ups. Some players wore shirts that
said both, "Black Lives Matter" and "Dallas5" on them.
Others wore the names of the police shooting victims:
Philando Castile and Alton Sterling. Still others wore
shirts that simply said, "Change Starts with Us."
Minneapolis Police Federation President Bob Kroll told
KARE11.com that he was supportive of the four officers
walk-out. He also took the opportunity to jab the Minnesota
Lynx about their low attendance (compared to the NBA men's
teams) and say that the Lynx team only needed four officers
because their attendance was "pathetic." (Note: Owing to
male chauvinism, many female sports leagues have lower
attendance compared to the men's games.)
Even though these Minnesota Lynx players seemed to be paying
tribute to the slain officers, as well, the fact that they
called for officer accountability for unjust killings
stirred up anger in these four policemen. Many officers have
superiority attitudes and do not believe the actions of
officers should ever be questioned. White supremacy is the
root of these racist attitudes. It is a racist culture no
matter who is running the plantation (or precinct). During
African Slavery, many African slaves were chosen to work as
overseers in place of Whites and these African slave
overseers were just as oppressive.
America's police force sprang from Irish slave catchers. The
Irish were once slaves sold along with African slaves on the
auction block here in America and the West Indies. They were
treated horribly by their Anglo masters. The Irish have been
treated and viewed as lesser than other Europeans. Even
today, police officers are not paid that well for fighting
crime. Making the Irish slaves into African slave catchers
created a serious racial divide in America that has lasted
Before the 1965 Civil Rights Laws really took effect in
America, the average White citizen could lynch Blacks with
impunity. They were so confident about not being arrested or
convicted that the townspeople would take pictures with
their victims...and turned these photos into postcards!
The most oppressive overseer of all has been Pres. Obama,
who has left Black Americans sitting ducks for these racist
police officers. These White officers are carrying the torch
for the White supremacist message and using their power to
teach Blacks that, although there is a "Black" president,
Blacks are not protected and must know their place as
Now, the laws have changed and the descendants of these
racist murderers have become police officers, who have been
given the green light to kill with impunity. It does not
even matter whether the murder is caught on camera or not!
The similarities between lynchings and police murders are
very eerie yet, Black Americans have been lulled into
believing that they are American and that complete
assimilation is an achievable goal. They still want to enter
into dialogue with police commissioners about these racial
conflicts, which are nothing more than a distraction. The
oppressor loves to talk because it creates inaction on the
part of their victims. It stops the marching, rallying,
planning boycotts, etc.
People will start to wise up to this "dialoge tactic" soon,
after more deaths have occurred, unfortunately. They will
realize that, talk or no talk, the oppressive police force
will continue to commit crimes against the citizens they are
paid to protect. Police officers have unjustly killed people
across all racial and cultural lines but, Blacks remain the
main target and are also the most outspoken against this
injustice. It would be great if people did not get tricked
into seeing police criminality as a problem that exists ONLY
in the Black community.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Police Officers Killed in Baton Rouge, 3 Wounded.
29-year old Shooter also killed.
July 17. BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - L Gov. John Bel Edwards
calls shooting of Baton Rouge deputies and officers "an
absolutely unspeakable heinous attack."
Three Baton Rouge law enforcement officers were killed and
three others wounded Sunday, less than two weeks after a
black man was shot and killed by police here in a
confrontation that sparked nightly protests across the city
that reverberated nationwide.
Police said the suspect was shot and killed at the scene.
Authorities initially believed that two other assailants
might be at large, but hours later said that no other active
shooters were in the city.
The shooting - which took place just before 9 a.m.,
less than a mile from police headquarters - came amid
escalating tensions across the country between the black
community and police. The races of the suspect and the
officers were not immediately known.
It was the fourth high-profile deadly encounter in the
United States involving police over the past two weeks. The
violence has left 12 people dead, including eight police
officers, and sparked a national conversation over race and
One of the suspects is dead and the other two are believed
to be at large after killing three officers and injuring at
least three with an assault rifle less than a mile from
police headquarters in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Police officials are looking for anyone in full black or a
mask. The residents have been asked to keep away from the
scene of crime. The incident is seen as a revenge for the
Alton Sterling and Dallas shootings that happened earlier
Both the Qur'an and the Authentic Hadith of the Prophet
(pbuh) are Safeguarded by Allah. Evidence From the Qur'an
to Refute those who Think the Qur'an alone is
by Kaukab Siddique, PhD
Question: Sis. ...... writes from Edmonton, Canada: I read
your article in which you say that Jewish scholars attacked
Hadith and rejecters of Hadith are influenced by them. I
have the book MAQAME HADITH by Allama G.A. Pervez in which
on page3 he quotes God's words from the Qur'an: "Surely We
revealed this Qur'an and surely We are its Guardian." (15:9)
Then on page 4 he compares the Qur'an with the Hadith and
writes: "Allah Almighty has not taken the responsibility for
safeguarding anything other than the Qur'an." How can you
disagree with that.? Allama Pervez is right and you are
wrong. Qur'an is full of certainty, Hadith is a human
Response by Kaukab Siddique: Dear sister. Asalamu alaikum.
Surah 15, verse 9 itself indicates that the entire edifice
of the rejecters of Hadith is built on a false premise. The
verse does NOT use the word "Qur'an"; it uses the word
"Zikr." In Arabic it says: "Inna nahnu nazzal-naz-zikra wa
inna lahu la-hafizun." Thus the correct translation is:
"Surely We revealed the Zikr and surely We are its
Yusuf Ali has translated az-Zikr as "the Message." The word
is used numerous times in the Qur'an and these usages
indicate that Zikr is not only the Qur'an but the entire
Islamic way of life implemented by the Prophet (pbuh).
As we shall see, when Allah says that Allah is the Guardian
of the Zikr, it's a reference to the WORDS of the Qur'an,
the MEANING of the Qur'an [explained by the Prophet, pbuh],
the way of life of the Prophet , pbuh, [documented in
Hadith], the entire system of Islam transmitted by the
sahaba, the spirituality, the Law. ALL these are safeguarded
Let us look at the Qur'an's use of the word "Zikr."
Surah al-''Araf 7:63 uses the word not for the Qur'an but
for Allah's message sent to Noah as a reminder to the
people. It says:
"Do ye wonder that there has come to you a reminder from
your Lord [zikrum-mir-rabikum] through a man of your own
people, to warn you,-so that ye may fear Allah and perhaps
ye may receive His Mercy."
Thus the "reminder" and "warning" aspect of Allah's message
to others than Muhammad's (pbuh) people is also called
Where Allah uses "zikr" as referring to the Qur'an, Allah
makes it clear that it is to be explained to mankind by the
Prophet (pbuh), which is precisely the role of Hadith:
"(We sent them) with clear signs and scriptures, and We sent
down unto thee (O Muhammad) the Zikr, that thou MAY EXPLAIN
CLEARLY to MANKIND [li-tubayinna lin-naas] what is sent for
them, and that they may give thought." [16:44]
Notice that the Prophet's explanation of the Qur'an is not
given in the Qur'an itself but in the Hadith. For Muslims,
the words in the Qur'an are SEPARATE AND DISTINCT from the
words of the Prophet, pbuh.
At places Allah differentiates clearly between the BOOK and
the MEANING in that book (which as seen above was explained
by the Prophet, pbuh):
"We have revealed for you a Book in which is your ZIKR. Will
you not then understand." [21:10] or "Zikr for you."
It is this "zikr" within the Book which is explained by the
Prophet, pbuh, and is enunciated in Hadith.
Then Allah widens the meaning of Zikr and applies the word
to cover all the sanctities of Islam, the entire spiritual
and physical life of the believers, of which formal prayer
and zakat are only a part. The Qur'an is the center of this
Zikr, but the Zikr covers the entire area of life
"...people whom neither sale nor trade can divert from the
ZIKR of Allah, nor from regular prayer, nor from paying
zakat. Their only fear is for the Day when hearts and eyes
will be turned about." [24:37]
The Islamic way of life, as established by the Prophet,
pbuh, includes the Qur'an and the entire way of life based
on prayer (salat). All of it is Zikr and is safeguarded by
Allah, as in 15:9. Note well this comprehensive meaning of
"Recite what is sent of the Book by inspiration to thee (o
Muhammad), and establish regular prayer, for prayer
restrains from shameful and evil deeds: and ZIKR of Allah is
the greatest without doubt. And Allah knows the (deeds) that
ye do." [29:45]
Among the Qur'an's content is a strong element of admonition
as well as of good news. The Qur'an connects the Prophet's
role of being a warner (nazeer) and Bashir (bringer of good
tidings) with its own purpose. The verse about admonition
also indicates clearly that the ZIKR is the meaning of the
Qur'an and not the WORDS of the Qur'an:
"Sa'ad: By the Qur'an, full of Admonition [ZIKR], but the
unbelievers are steeped in self-glory and opposition ..."
Every Muslim, man and woman, is involved not only in
reciting the Qur'an but in the process of life enunciated by
the Prophet (pbuh). Hence the true believers, MEN and WOMEN
are "ZAKIRIN Allaha kathiran- waz- ZAKIRAT." [33:35] [Men
and women who engage much in Allah's remembrance.]
Once we have clarified the fact that by safeguarding ZIKR,
Allah is safeguarding the entire Islamic way of life,
including the Qur'an, let us note that the Qur'an sanctifies
the example of the Prophet (pbuh) as essential to Islam and
hence blesses and safeguards the Prophet, the sahaba (r.a.)
and the authentic role model enshrined in the Hadith:
THE ZIKR OF MUHAMMAD (pbuh) At a time of great stress and
difficulty, the Qur'an prophesied for Muhammad (pbuh) that
his Zikr or remembrance would be raised high in
"And We raised high your ZIKR." [94:4]
Thus we find the name of Muhammad (pbuh) honored and exalted
next to Allah's in Adhan, iqama, khutba, kalima-e-tayyaba,
attahiyat, etc. Of special significance is the ZIKR of
Muhammad (pbuh) in the Adhan, the call to prayer, which
takes place FIVE TIMES A DAY around the world, from Nigeria
to Morocco to Sudan, from Arabia to Pakistan to Indonesia to
the Philippines. This call in which the ZIKR of Muhammad
(pbuh) is exalted is referred to in the Qur'an but neither
the command to give the Adhan nor the words of the Adhan are
given in the Qur'an.
IF THE ADHAN WERE NOT ENSHRINED IN THE HADITH, the entire
fabric of the Islamic world, which is knit into UNITY by the
adhan would not have existed. The ZIKR of Muhammad (pbuh) is
a telling proof that Allah safeguards the Prophet's ZIKR
(pbuh) as much as Allah safeguards the Qur'an.
THE PATTERN of EXCELLENCE and
THE ROLE MODEL for CHARACTER
The Qur'an gives Muslims the example of Muhammad (pbuh) as
the pattern of excellence.
"Surely in the messenger of Allah, ye have the pattern of
excellence for one whose hope is in Allah and the Last Day,
and who does much ZIKR of Allah." [33:21]
Allah reassures the Prophet (pbuh) and the believers who
follow his example:
"And thou are endowed with an exalted standard of character
(and morality)." [68:4]
All Muslims believe that the Qur'an's teachings are for ALL
time to come. Like yesterday and today, tomorrow too
Muslims, following the Qur'an, will NEED to know that
pattern of excellence of the messenger of Allah (pbuh). Same
is true of the Prophet's (pbuh), personal character and
morality. Other than in hints and references, it is NOT
given in the Qur'an. If that pattern and that character were
not SAFEGUARDED by ALLAH, Muslims would not be able to
follow these important teachings of the Qur'an.
In the HADITH, Allah has safeguarded both the pattern of
excellence and the standard of character. How Muhammad
(peace be on him) lived and died, how he prayed and fasted,
how he fought and made peace, how he treated women and
children, how he dealt with slavery and oppression, how he
distributed wealth and transformed society, the SHARIA, the
Law and its application .... all that is SAFEGUARDED by
Allah in the Hadith. All that is part of Zikr of Muhammad
(pbuh) and part of the LARGER ZIKR which encompasses the
Muslim's entire life.
The Qur'an and the Hadith are intertwined and impossible to
be cut off from each other.
The SAHABA (companions) of the Prophet are the people who
transmitted BOTH the Qur'an and the Hadith. The way of the
Sahaba [with whom Allah is well pleased] is SAFEGUARDED by
Allah, otherwise how could they have successfully
transmitted the Qur'an and the Hadith to future
Thus when the Jews attack Hadith and the
Pervezis/"Quran-onlies" try to say that the Qur'an is
safeguarded by Allah and the authentic Hadith of the Prophet
(pbuh) is not safeguarded by Allah, they are flying in the
face of the Qur'an and are actually saying NO to the ENTIRE
ISLAMIC WAY of Life. They are denying Zikr of Allah and the
Zikr of Muhammad (pbuh). They must be confronted and
defeated on the battlefield of ideas.
The "Gazaisation" of the Muslim World. Do Muslims even
Realize the Reality?
By. Dr. Firoz Kamal.
- Continued from the Previous Issue.
[This will scare you but it is worth reading - editor]
The fallout of moral death
The success of the 21st century crusaders is huge. The old
crusaders couldn't alter the demography and geography of
Palestine. But now they have achieved it: not only in
Palestine but also in the whole Arab World. The earlier
crusaders didn't have any collaborating Muslim partners; but
now the Muslim rulers -with few exception, compete each
other to become the full collaborator -cum -coalition
partner of the new crusaders. The ideological conversion cum
de-Islamisation of these autocrats has been so complete that
they face no ethical problem nor do feel any Islamic
prohibition to provide bases for these established enemies
of Muslims and Islam. Hence it is no surprise that there
exists no protest voice in the ruling cliques of the Muslim
countries against such massive destruction of the Muslim
cities and massacre of innocents in Iraq, Syria, Palestine,
Yemen and Afghanistan. In the US, there is no shortage of
people who openly suggest dropping nuclear bombs on Islamic
holy sites. In such a milieu of moral death and deprivation,
if the USA, Russia, France or any other country drop nuclear
bombs on Muslim cities and kill millions, is there any
possibility that such act will be condemned in global forum
or in the UN? Due to its captivity in the hands of the
morally dead perpetrators, is there any doubt that the UN
will definitely fail to pass a resolution of condemnation
against such utter barbarity?
There are discernible reasons for moral paralysis of the UN.
It stands under full occupation of the historical
perpetrators of the brutal imperialistic invasions and
genocide. As a result, it has already lost the moral
appetite to condemn or resist any such brutality. Those who
can drop nuclear bombs, how can they condemn others for
dropping barrel bombs, cluster bombs or chemical bombs?
Hence Assad of Syria and Netanyahu of Israel easily go
pardoned and unpunished. In fact, the UN's total silence
vis-à-vis Israeli bombing on the civilians in Gaza and the
US barbarity in Afghanistan and Iraq ratifies such moral
death of the organisation. For the same moral death,
dropping of nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki didn't
raise any condemnation in the US and in the countries allied
it. The nuclear bombs killed nearly 140,000 people in Japan.
But the US killed more than one million only in Iraq and
Afghanistan. Could the UN pass any resolution of
condemnation for such diabolical act of crime? The answer is
big no. Neither could any of the NATO partners condemn those
crimes either. Thus the moral death of the UN and its key
stakeholders gets loudly pronounced.
The new high in crime
The 21st century crusade has attained a new dimension of war
crime. It is no more focussed only on Jerusalem or
Palestine; nor bound by any territorial boundaries of the
Muslim countries. The anti-Muslim terrorism has indeed
engulfed the whole Muslim World. The US drones have taken
the war into the sky to kill any man or woman anywhere in
any Muslim country. These drones do not need to face any
ground troop or border post to conduct the attack. In
Pakistan, even its scores of nuclear bombs and hundreds of
missiles couldn't protect its innocent citizens and the
sovereignty. Since they don't face any accountability and
punishment, the killers need not be accurate to hit the
target. Hence, thousands of innocent people in Afghanistan,
Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Libya and other countries got
killed without knowing their crime. The worst of all
imaginations, a killer like President Barak Obama of the US
- the key perpetrators of such indiscrete global killing by
his drones was awarded a Noble Prize. No warmonger or killer
got such honour in the whole human history.
The sovereign boundary of the weaker countries and the
security of the weaker people stand irrelevant to the big
powers. To them, the national security of these powerful
nation is the only security issue in this world; and the UN
has indeed turned mere caretaker of their global interest.
The imperialists discover their own national interest even
in weaker people's bedrooms or backyards. There is no place
in the world to raise any complaint against such arrogance
of the imperialists. The whole mankind -especially the
Muslims, now stand helpless hostage to these brutal big
powers. The occupation of Muslim lands, bombing the cities
and killing millions is labelled as their security need to
protect their so-called national interest. Even dropping
nuclear bombs in 1945 was considered a rightful act on the
same context. And whoever challenges such savage aggression
and hegemony is labelled as terrorist.
The 21st century crusade
The word crusade has its own historical anti Muslim
connotation. It is the genocidal war of the Christian world
against Islam and the Muslims -started in 1096 by Pope Urban
II and lasted for about 2 hundred years. Killing of the
Muslims by the early crusaders was massive and barbaric;
even the Christian historians wrote about knee-high Muslims'
blood flowing in the street of Jerusalem. The US president
George W Bush very candidly and purposively used this very
religiously charged word in his speech while launched the
war against Afghanistan. Most likely, it was his coded
message to the Christian World to rally behind the US in its
fight against the Muslims. And that worked. So, more than 40
countries sent troops to Afghanistan and Iraq to support the
US war there. And now, more than 60 countries have joined
the US-led coalition to fight the Islamists -as claimed by
the US Secretary of State Mr John Kerry. Such a huge
coalition didn't emerge even in the World Wars. President
Barak Hussain Obama is in fact following the same Bush
policy. As a result, the war now continues as the US led
unending crusade of the Christian coalition. Although the
prime targets are the Islamic fundamentalists who show
allegiance to the fundamentals of Islam like sharia, hudud,
khilafa, jihad and Muslim unity, the ordinary Muslim men,
women and children are not spared either. The Muslim
countries like Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Jordan, Turkey, UAE,
Qatar, Kuwait and others are taken only as the sideshow of
the Christian crusade.
The old crusaders could commit their genocidal massacres
only in the land of Palestine. But the 21st century crusade
has a global dimension. Their drone can hit any home in any
part of the world. They have more manpower and more killing
machine to cause more massacres. In old crusades, there was
no involvement of the global super powers. Nor did they
possess nuclear bombs and drones; nor could install Trojan
horses in the Muslim heart land. But now, they possess all
such weapons of mass destruction. So they can kill millions
within months; the old crusaders couldn't commit crimes of
such magnitude even in two hundred years. However, such
cold-blooded murder of the millions is not new in
imperialists' history. The Muslims of Spain, the Jews of
Europe, the Red Indians of America, the Aborigines of
Australia and the Maoris of New Jewland have already tasted
it. In modern age, they killed more than 75 million people
only in two World Wars; thus could set a new high in
brutality in history. The World Wars have ended, but the
blood thirsty intention of these warmongers still
These imperialists are now showing their biting power and
venom against the Muslims. Their mission is not confined
within the borders of Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan; rather
has engulfed many more Muslim lands. The Russians carried
out its occupational war in Afghanistan for more than ten
years, from 1979 till 1988. At the end, they had to leave,
but not on any moral ground. They were forced to concede the
defeat by the Islamists. The USA and its NATO partners
entered the same Muslim land to fight the same Islamists.
The US campaign started in 2001 and still continues with the
same mission for the last 15 years. Like the Russians, the
Americans too, were forced to withdraw most of its ground
troops; but their desire to keep the occupation still stays
unabated. And to continue the occupation, they need to bomb
and kill the noncompliant Afghans. So, they bomb hospitals,
wedding parties, residential areas, schools and market
places in Afghanistan. Every dwelling place in Afghanistan
looks like military installations to them, hence potential
target of aerial bombing or drone attacks. Hence, there is
no sign that the US-led war will end sooner. The former
Republican candidate for the US Presidency Senator Mr John
McCain suggested that the US should continue the occupation
for a century.
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