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15 Muharram 1438 A.H.- October 16, 2016 Issue # 42, Newsletter #1676
Hadith of the Week
The Prophet (Peace be upon him) said...
"The shaytaan flows through man like blood. "
[Source:-Al-Bukhaari (3281) and Muslim (2175) narrated from
Safiyyah bint Huyayy
(may Allah be pleased with her)]
Comment by Sis. Yasmin. The Angel also has some control over
his heart that makes him inclined towards good and calls him
New Trend's skeptic looks at the latest attacks on Trump.
Tongue in cheek.
(Notice that all the Zionists are lining up against
New Trend's media skeptic comments on how evil is Trump:
Don't laugh now. This is "serious."
This USA is a virgin country as far as sex is concerned.
There is no homosexuality and lesbianism here.
There is no rape and batterng here. We are a nation of
There is no adultery here. I cant find a movie which
There is no random sex in America. When young people want
sex, they get permission from their parents.
Abortion of the fetus created through date rape is
This is the only country which has NO pornography. Those
who say there is a billion dollar porno industry [supported
by Jews) are liars.
There is no child molestation here. It is not true that
in many cases it is risky to leave your child with a male
No one is selling goods of all kinds by advertising them
with scantily clad women.
Washington Post and New York Times have no connection
with Israel. It was just by chance that Washington Post
"found" the Trump tape with dirty language about women.
American males do not talk among themselves about female
genitalia and what they would like to do to them. That's
Kissing a woman is almost like rape. No woman likes to
Talking about sex is the same as having sex.
If the Zionists could destroy Cosby, the stereotypical
family man, why not Trump.
Its only a few weeks before elections, so accusations
against Trump must be right.
Obama has ordered a new $38 billion dollar military
package for Israel. Hillary has to make sure it is done.
By contrast bad guy Trump said that we are wasting all
that money in our activities in the "middle east." [Even he
could not mention Israel.]
Vote Hillary Clinton. [LOL!]
On October 14, ISIS fighters raided an Egyptian military
check point guarding the approaches to the Israeli front
line. According to western news reports, 12 Egyptian troops
were killed and 8 wounded. The fighters got away without
Most of Helmand province is now in the hands of
the Taliban. As the fighters advance, slowly but slowly,
they have inflicted heavy losses on the Kabul regime troops
backed by NATO. According to Fox News, more than 200 Kabul
troops have been killed and 300 wounded. Much of their
weaponry too is in Taliban hands.
US Special Forces are quietly helping Kabul
regime troops to attack the Islamic State group in Nangarhar
province. This came out after one of the elite US troops was
killed in the fighting. [Our America News.]
BBC: Via the International Red Cross, 21 of the Chibok girls
captured by Boko Haram have been exchanged with family
members of Boko Haram and 3 Boko Haram commanders in
Nigerian prison. According to the BBC million dollar ransom
was also paid to Boko Haram. This exchange was important for
the Nigerian government for publicity of its :"success." The
girls were immediately taken to Abuja and publicized. The
regime denies the ransom.report and the exchange
Visiting a Friend from the past. He brought me this great
Gift which you can't find in America.
by Kaukab Siddique
A few days back I was in Sterling, Virginia, which is 10
miles from Dulles airport. My friend from way back was
visiting his grandchildren and invited me to meet the
family. He has aged a lot with a long, pure white, beard. He
had brought an amazing gift for me from Pakistan which I
have been trying to obtain for long. It is the Musnad of
Imam Ahmad Ibn Hanbal translated into Urdu. It is annotated
with countless marginal notes and discussions of the
It is 14 volumes in hard cover, each about a thousand pages.
Even to carry it away is not easy.
He had also brought a commentary on Sahih Bukhari known as
Tayseer al Bari in six big volumes plus all the volumes of
Tarikh e Ibn Katheer all in Urdu translation. These I will
donate to our masjid library. The editors of these classics
spent years in translating and annotating these books.
Impressive to say the least but outclassed by the Musnad of
The grandchildren are so sweet. They prayed with us. They go
to school in an Islamic academy in Virginia. My friend's
daughter in law is an accountant but she has devoted herself
to bringing up the children Islamically. May Allah bless
The Pakistani food she made was so good, I don't have the
words to praise it. May Allah bless my friend and this
family. He was shocked when I said before I arrived at their
home that we should go to a halal restaurant. There is
nothing like home cooking. Reminded me of the time when I
married and we had three children.
Jamaat al-Muslimeen Activity in Brooklyn, NY.
At Masjid Khalifa literature was given to 35 people after
juma. This is a very conservative African American mosque
following the line of W. D. Muhammad.
The contents of the literature were as follows:
Seminar in support of the rights of Imam Jamil. (Br. Abu
Protesting the pipeline In North Dakota (sis. Nadrat)
Protesting police brutality om Charlotte, NC.
(Jamaat al-Muslimeen statement. ).
Conversation of the Prophet, pbuh, with women. (Br.
Muslim Woman Marathoner Supports the rights of Black People
against Police Shootings
On October 15, Sis. Nadrat Siddique ran the Baltimore
Marathon and did so well that she qualied for the
forthcoming Boston Marathon.
She wore a shirt saying BLACK LIVES MATTER. It was very
relevant because Baltimore is the city of the biggest
uprising against police shootings.
Here are Nadrat's Baltimore Marathon race stats:
Finish time: 3:57:23
Division place: 9/87 (top 17%)
Gender place (out of all women): 80/981 (top 15%)
Overall place (out of everyone, males and females): 373/
Word Around the Net
by Br Kris
Putin dismisses US allegations that Russia hacked the DNC's
computers, as 'vote rhetoric', just as Donald Trump defies
the US' intelligence committees by denying that Russia was
behind the hacks, after he was briefed on the subject. As is
customary for nominees, Trump seems to have an unhealthy
fondness of Putin, this is just the latest in a long line of
disturbing correlations between the two would-be dictators.
ISIS loses Dabiq to Syrian 'rebels'. Despite it being a
small town, Dabiq was prophesied to be the setting for an
apocalyptic battle between ISIS and the 'Western horde'.
In a move that makes Turkey, arguably more progressive than
the most oppressive regime ever known to man (the USA),
Turkey legalizes the production of Cannabis in 19
Political Prisoners :
Even a Non-Muslim Palestinian woman affirms the Spirit of Palestine
Published on Feb 27, 2015
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best Palestine girl !
I wrote this poem when we where doing a direct action at my university.
There where Palestinian citizens and Israeli soldiers.
I'm Very petty about these things so i said: - 'I will only
be a Palestinian. I refuse to be a settler or a
So I was lying on the ground and this guy came and kicked me
in the guts and said: - 'You desire to be raped before you
have your terrorist children!'
At the time I said nothing, but then I wrote this poem for
this young gentleman.
Allow me to speak my Arab tongue before they occupy my
language as well
Allow me to speak my mother tongue before they colonize her
memory as well
I am an Arab woman of color and we come in all shades of
All my grandfather ever wanted to do was wake up at dawn and
watch my grandmother kneel and pray in a village hidden
between Yaffah and Haiffa
My mother was born under an olive tree on a soil they say is
no longer mine
But I will cross their barriers, their checkpoints, their
damn apartheid walls and return to my home land
I am an arab woman of color and we come in all shades of
And did you hear my sister screaming yesterday, as she gave
birth at a checkpoint with Israeli soldiers looking between
her legs for their next demographic threat? Called her baby
And did you her Amna Muna screaming behind her prison bars
as they tear-gassed her cell?
We are returning to Falasteen
I am an arab woman of color and we come in all shades of
But you tell me this womb inside of me will only bring you
your next terrorist
Beard wearing, gun waving, towel head, sand Niger
You tell me I send my children out to die
But those are your 'copters, your F16s in our skys
And lets talk about this terrorism business, for a
Wasn't it the CIA that killed
And who trained Osama in the first place?
My grandparents didn't run around like clowns with white
capes and white hoods on their heads lynching black people
I am an Arab woman of color and we come in all shades of
So who's that brown woman screaming in a demonstration?
Sorry. Should I not scream?
I forgot to be your every orientalist dream, genie in a
bottle, belly dancer, harem girl, soft spoken arab woman
- 'Yes master. No master. Thank you for the peanut butter
sandwiches raining down on us from your F16s master.'
Yes my liberators are here to kill my children and call them
I am an arab woman of color and we come in all shades of
So let me just tell you, this womb inside of me will only
bring you your next rebel
She'll have a rock in one hand and a palestinian flag in the
I am an arab woman of color
Beware, beware, my anger
(With thanks to Azam Mahmood, Bangladesh)
Sects are Disrupting Muslim Unity. How India & Africa were
Taken over and Exploited.
Look how the Western Powers Take Advantage Of Muslim
On October 14, Br. Kaukab Siddique gave the juma' khutba and
led prayers at masjid Jamaat al-Muslimeen in central
Baltimore. Here is an outline of the khutba for disribution
on line across Muslim communities in America.
وَكَانُو شِيَعًا ۖ
"Those who split up their Religion, and become Sects,- each
party rejoicing in that which is with itself!" Quran
The Prophet, pbuh, first brought news of the wahi
[revelation] he had received to his wife. She accepted his
message and gave him full support. Allah then commanded him
to take the message to his relatives. They were hostile,
except his cousin, Ali., r,a. He was then commanded to call
on the entire community, inviting each tribe by name. There
was hardly any success there.
Slowly but surely the message spread and the unusual
individuals heeded it and joined him, Among them was Abu
Bakr, r.a., known for his intelligence and compassion, Umar,
r.a., who was strong and fearless, Usman, r.a., who was
generous beyond measure, and Bilaj, r.a., the slave who
became the best of the best, and Sumayya, r.a., the slave
woman who gave her life for Islam, the first martyr.
Overall, the numbers remained small but as the prophet,
pbuh, refused to compromise, the chiefs of Makka finally
decided to make a united move to kill him. In the meantime,
delegates from Madinah had visited the Prophet, pbuh,
secretly, and he successfully migrated to Madinah and his
most trusted disciples followed him.
The Islamic community in Madinah flourished but the
chiefs of Makka wanted to eradicate it. Hence came the
teachings of the Qur'an
about jihad. Every chapter of the Qur'an after that taught
jihad. The Muslims had to fight for their existence and they
After the Prophet, pbuh, passed away, the Islamic
community was challenged by the two great empires of the
time, the Persians and the Romans. Both were defeated by the
genius of Khalid ibn al-Waleed , r.a., and the shahadat
concept of the Muslims.
In all this time, the Muslims thought of themselves only
as Muslims, not as part of any sect. Do in the foundations
of Islam, there is no place for sects.
Then came the great scholars who taught how to implement
Islam in changing cultures and expanding constituencies of
Islam. However, they never taught separation from the mother
community. Imam Hanifs and Imam Malik and all others of thr
greats never taught that their students should be called
Hanafis or Malikis etc.
My teacher Maulana Maudoodi gave me a brilliant expose of
how sects are formed. When a group decides to emphasize one
sahabi as the center of religion, above all other sahaba
[shias and Ali, r.a.,] or one group decides that the
spiritual INWARD aspect of Islam is most important [sufiism]
or that externals and literalist attitudes are most
The Muslims became so divided that eventually started
fighting each other. As a result India was easily conquered
by the British. Along with religious divisions, racial and
tribal devils raised their head. As a result the European
powers carved up Africa among themselves.
Islamic resurgence is now taking place as the Muslims
return to the Quran and the authentic hadith led by the
teachings of Ibn Taymiyyah, Ibn Abdul Wahhab, Allama Iqbal,
Syed Qutb and Maulana Maudoodi.
The Soviets had never withdrawn from any country it
occupied militarily. After 8 years of Jihad, it withdrew
unilaterally from Afghanistan. This was the first sign that
Islam will be victorious again.
Now we see that the entire WEST is being challenged by
Islam both spiritually and on the battlefield.
The Think Tanks of America have been hard at work and
devised new ways to divide Muslims. Muslims who pray and
fast and give zakat and go for Hajj are "identified" by the
West as FUNDAMENTALISTS.
Those Muslims who oppose the West peacefully through
protests, rallies and writings and speeches are labelled as
Those Muslims who fight back with weapons are attacked as
TERRORISTS. Those who support the program of the western
powers are hailed as MODERATES.
Muslims should be aware of this propaganda blitz. Many
are unaware and we Muslims are often so influenced by
unremitting propaganda that we start using these labels
against our Ummah.
To thwart these attempts, we must study the Qur'an every
day and use the terminology of the Qur'an. To be real
Muslims we must study authentic hadith and behave according
to the Sunnah.
Pray for success in this world and in the Hereafter.
The Journey from Darkness to Light, from Nafs to Heart
The Journey to Allah is the Journey of our heart. ( Sheikh
) It brings with it a lot of joy, deep
happiness, peace within and peace without.
There are traps that can make you trip, and fall into the
abyss of the Nafs and unsatisfied urges and hungers. Many of
these traps are in the outside world, some we invite inside
our living rooms, in our hands coming through the screen
time, of phones, Internet and apps.
Other traps are in our mosques and places of worship, where
we usually let down our defenses against Nafsani urges. We
may find that the leadership, which might have been
corrupted, has breached the sanctuary of the mosque. This is
manifest by signs of the complete takeover of their bodies
and minds by the cravings of their Nafs be it a hunger for
power, fame or money. The victims of the Nafs are many and
the Muslim men and women are no exception.
Violence is exploding in the men of the world. On one hand
testosterone injections in the middle aged men are making
them run like horny animals forgetting the monogamous nature
of their relationships with their avowed spouses and their
promise of protection of their children. This has resulted
in the Destruction of families as the man reaches 40 and has
increased exponentially. It happens around the time when
children are turning into puberty and are left with a
severely distorted image of a man, a father, a protector and
maintainer of his womenfolk.( surah Nisa)
On the other hand testosterone, admixed with female hormones
is being fed in meat where animals are brought from
childhood to puberty in 1.5 years to increase meat and to
give milk. ( The omnivores dilemma
) When this is translated
into human beings it is feminizing young boys with fat being
deposited in feminine areas including breast deposition of
fat called gynaecomastia.
Coupled with this is the depression riding these children of
broken homes, absent fathers, bone tired mothers who may be
working two jobs to make ends meet.
These children pacify themselves with unfettered eating of
feminizing hormones in dairy products and meat resulting in
gynaecomastia in boys, and making the early sexual
development of girls coupled with no protection from
predators' turns these child girls into early mamas.
The huroomaat (sanctuaries) of the body are being violated
by food that is not food, it is genetically modified
substances being passed as food. The corporate battle wages
for the hearts and minds of people to win them over to this
new form of food.
In the spiritual world the heart is at siege by the Nafs.
Even in the Halls of the Ulema and intellectuals the word of
Allah is being modulated to fit human desires of the Nafs
calling for the Shahawaat...
The challenge seems immense.
How does one live in such a world, how do you raise normal
compassionate and caring children in a world distorted at
the cell molecular level? How does one protect children from
being exploited physically, sexually and emotionally when
the father is out in fast forward testosterone storm, sowing
more seeds and the mother is absent working two jobs to put
food on the table.
How does one contain the Shahawaat and free the heart from
the burdens and shenanigans of the Nafs? What is the
calling of the Nafs? It is that insistent desire that you
know is not good for your body, your mind or your inner
peace. Being insistent you may answer it and then it comes
again and again.
In my humble opinion the key is to find spiritual guides.
How? In this day and era you may have to find a guide stay
with him or her learn what you can and then move to the next
level of spirituality. It is important to realize that even
the best of men and women can be corrupted.
Thus look for integrity, observe if they practice what they
preach and live according to what they advocate: these are
guidelines that will keep you mainstream and grounded in
your heart rather than the Nafs.
Simplify your life; remove fake things from your food, your
clothes, your thoughts, and the people around you. Remove
excessive clothes, clutter, and hypocritical "friends" from
your circle or remove yourself from their circle. No one is
strong enough to sit in hypocritical circles and remain pure
of heart. Slowly their hypocrisy erodes your inner being,
and your Nafs delights in the takeover.
Find your place of belonging by first defining where you do
not belong (John O Donohue, Irish poet philosopher). Do not
let go of your Dhikr (Salaat un Nabi and Istighfaar) and
your entreaties (Duas) to Allah to help you not with
material things only but with your heart: to cleanse it to
protect it and to bring it toward Him and fill it with His
nearness and Light.
I am in the dark as I realize that it is only in the dark
that I can truly feel who I am for I can no longer see
others and use them as my mirror. Their vision of me maybe
distorted by their Nafs. The Greed and Shahawaat of their
Nafs may color the image they see of me and if I use them as
my mirror I may begin to suffocate my heart and close its
eye to the beauty of Allah.
My friends I am on a journey to see the beauty of Allah's
attributes in this world, perhaps you can help me in this
adventure to lighten my heart and fill it with LIGHT?
Culture & Religiosity
Muneer Khalili writes powerfully against the chaotic mixture
of harmful cultural traits and weak religion in Pakistan. He
focuses on the rituals of marriage and funerals.
Good reading if you know Urdu
Aleppo hit by Bunker bombs. Iranians advance, are beaten
back. Heavy Fighting as IS advances against Homs. Damascus
Tukish Tanks enter Dabiq. Heavy fighting around Damascus.
Deir ez Zor Alawites face IS Takeover.
October 10 to 16. Russian and Alawite regime jets are
bombing Aleppo non stop. Three hospitals have been hit
again. The Russians are using bunker bombs which killed
scores of civilians who were hiding in underground safe
The Iranians and Hizbullah advanced again to enter Aleppo
under cover of Russian bombing but were beaten back by FSA
The advance from the south of Aleppo was stopped again by
al-Nusra. The FSA mortared Alawite enclave on the west of
Aleppo and the Kurdish enclave in northwest Aleppo.
Conditions in the Islamic areas of Aleppo are dangerously
near collapse with no electricity and water in small
An overwhelming force of 2,000 Syrian militia under Turkish
control moved on Dabiq with cover by long range Turkish
artillery. For a week both US air force and Turkish air
force have been jointly bombing Dabiq which is 20 miles from
the Turkish border. When ISIS fighters saw the Turkish tanks
coming, they withdrew after leaving mines in the route of
ISIS withdrew without a fight to its stronghold of El Bab
further to the east in very orderly retreat.
The Islamic FSA offensive to take Hama [central Syria] is
facing serious resistance by the Shiite militias and
ISIS is active just outside Damascus in the Hajr Aswad area.
On October 13, ISIS hit cebtral Damascus and the Russian
embassy area with 14 mortar shells.
Heavy fighting between ISIS and the Damascus regime/shi'ites
is continuing near the oil wells area east of Homs.
Bombing of towns held by Islamic sections of FSA and other
groups is continuing by the Russians and the Alawite Shias
throughout Syria. . The bombing is indiscriminate and meant
to drive out the populations.
Fighting also continues between the regime and al-Nusra in
northern Lattakia and between the regime and FSA in Daraa
and the southern areas.
Serious mujahideen raids.On October 14, north of Niamey,
gunmen kidnaped an American aid worker after killing his two
guards. They drove off towards Mali.
Earlier In the month, gunmen hit Niger's troops northeast of
Niamey. They killed 22 troops and injured 3 and then drove
off towards Mali.
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb is active in this area .
Niger is closely aligned to France and USA.
Large forces approaching Mosul
(Source al jazeera)
October 15. Several thousand Baghdad troops backed by US
special forces are preparing to attack Mosul from the south.
In addition several thousand Kurdish secularist troops
backed by the US with Special Forces from USA
are taking aim at Mosul from the east.
Isis defending Mosul is outnumbered ten to one.
US air force supporting the Shiite military is bombing ISIS
in and around Mosul. Casualties among the Islamic State
defenders are rising as indicated by the numbers of wounded
people sent to Raqqa in Syria because hospital facilities in
Iraq have run out.
In retaliation ISIS human bomber attacked a shia crowd in
Baghdad killing 35 and wounding 53.
An Isis attack on a Baghdad police post near Tikrit killed
12 police officers and wounded some more.
(Both attacks on October 15.)
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