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6 Safar, 1438 A.H.- November 6, 2016 Issue # 45, Newsletter #1679
Hadith of the Week
Dont wear things which you don't need.
Abu Saeed al-Khudri narrates: once a man from Najran visited
the messenger of Allah, peace be on him, He was wearing a
gold ring. The messenger of Allah, pbuh, ignored him and did
not ask him anything. He sent back to his wife and told her
what had happened. She said, there must be some problem. Go
back to the messenger. So he went back to the presence of
the messenger. This time he took off his splendid outer
garments and his gold ring. He got the permission to talk to
the messenger. when he greeted the messenger, he pbuh,
answered him. He said: O messenger of Allah, when I visited
you the first time, you ignored me. The messenger, pbuh,
replied, At that time I saw the spark of the fire of hell in
your hand. He said, i Have brought many such gifts this
time. The messenger replied: What you have brought can
benefit only as much as the rocks in a stony desert. These
are the goods of the world.
[Hadith number 11145 in the Musnad of Ahmad ibn Hanbal, the
kitab of Abu Saeed al Khudri, r.a.,. Also in the Sunan of
Comment by Kaukab Siddique:
Islam is against exhibition of wealth and power on our
persons through display of gold and other expensive
paraphernalia. Men in particular are prohibited from wearing
gold and luxury items.
Do not be impressed by wealth and signs of power. Keep it
simple and focus on character and issues of humanity.
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Nigeria: Government Troops Assaulting Women who came back
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Central African Republic
Muslim Militia Attack tribes who massacred Muslims.
Iran: Destroying Sunni Villages in Sistan
National Islamic Shoora
of Jamaat al-Muslimeen
Discussion of Presidential Election Results and the way
Forward for America's Muslims.[InshaAllah]
Host : Imam Badi Ali
Sis. Ashira Naim
New York Activism
Br. Ali Randall & Sis. Ayesha
Police Kill Group leaders Fighting for the Rights of the Poor.
Cold Blooded Execution of Muslim Students. Taken out of
Prison and shot. Video Uncovers Horror
Indian American Muslims Protest
November 03, 2016
The Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC - iamc.com), an
advocacy group dedicated to safeguarding India's pluralist
and tolerant ethos today demanded the resignation of Madhya
Pradesh Chief Minister Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan, over the
shocking and audacious killing of 8 unarmed undertrials in
Bhopal. IAMC also joined activists, opposition parties and
people of conscience in demanding a judicial probe into the
gruesome incident. Videos of the killing show the men were
unarmed, and were even waving to the policemen in an
apparent attempt to surrender. Demonstrating a shocking
level of impunity, the chief of Madhya Pradesh's Anti-Terror
Squad Mr. Sanjeev Shami confirmed the men were unarmed and
defiantly maintained the killing was justified.
The official account that these eight men escaped from a
high-security jail by making keys out of toothbrushes and
scaling walls 30 ft high using bedsheets defies logic. Added
to these outrageous fabrications, is the idea that the
"escaped" undertrials all stayed together after their escape
until they were conveniently found in one place to be done
to death by the police. It also flies in the face of videos
showing the men were unarmed, and the police fired even
after the men were mowed down, including at a man who
happened to be grievously injured but still alive. The
motive behind this fake encounter appears to be the fact
that the case against at least four of the undertrials was
drawing to a close, with a judgement expected in their
favor. This was articulated by Tahawwur Khan, one of the
defence lawyers of the men killed in the encounter.
The killings fit a pattern of ongoing state repression of
minorities, including fake encounters, abductions and denial
of justice. The disappearance of JNU student Najeeb Ahmad
who went missing after an assault on the campus, is only the
latest in a series of shocking incidents involving activists
and whistleblowers. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan,
who has lost the moral legitimacy to continue in office,
appears to be following the "Gujarat Model," in its pattern
of framing innocent youth and engaging in extrajudicial
"The cold-blooded execution of these eight men before the
court pronounced its judgement on them, is a grim
demonstration of the state-sponsored repression of
minorities and Dalits in India, even by law enforcement that
is sworn to protect all citizens, regardless of caste or
creed," said Mr. Umar Malick, President of IAMC. "A
high-level judicial probe should be constituted immediately
to unearth all the facts surrounding this incident. The
justification of this gruesome killing by the ATS chief is
an open admission of impunity, and the extent to which
police forces consider themselves above the law. This does
not bode well for the country," he added.
Among those condemning the staged encounter are opposition
parties, and top media commentators such as Shekhar Gupta
and academic organizations like the Jamia Teachers'
Solidarity Association. As Rahul Kanwal, Managing Editor of
India Today said in his tweet, "Exposing a fake encounter is
not anti-national. Staying silent when you know that an
encounter appears fake is what is truly anti-national."
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Self-Styled American Muslim "leaders" Support voting. It is
Haram like voting for Abu Lahab's wife.
Clear Violation of Quran and Hadith.
See the texts below.
by Kaukab Siddique
Does Islam matter to American Muslims? Do Qur'an and
authentic hadith matter to American Muslims? I am sure they
Then the question arises, on what basis self-styled leaders
of American Muslims, a whole list of imams, have sent out a
call for Muslims to vote.
Never in the history of the Prophet, pbuh, the Khulafa
Rashidoon and all the sahaba, r.a., was there EVER a call
for Muslims to use any methodology to make kuffar and
oppressors leaders of the Muslims.
The question of oppressors being supported as leaders by
Muslims is blasphemous, sacreligious and unthinkable for any
Muslims who has faith in Allah and wants to follow the
example of His Prophet, pbuh.
Let alone choosing oppressors and kuffar as leaders, it is
strictly HARAM to cooperate even slightly with the
oppressive power structure.
Officials of CAIR, ISNA,ICNA, Sound Vision, various imams
linked to Siraj Wahhaj etc cannot continue to cooperate with
the oppressors and still claim to be Muslims. In Islam there
are no two views on this:
"And incline not to those who are oppressors or the fire
will touch you, and ye will have no protectors other than
Allah, nor shall ye be helped." [The Qur'an 11:113]
In Islam, the question of cooperating with non-Muslim rulers
who oppress Muslims, such as Obama-Hillary are doing in
Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine, Pakistan, Somalia, Libya and
Nigeria, simply does not arise. However, there are clear
texts from the Prophet, pbuh, and his Companions, r.a., and
their Companions, r.a., which make very clear the meaning of
11:113 as regards Muslim rulers [let alone kuffar]:
"There will be rulers after me who will tell lies and
oppress people. One who calls their lies 'truth' and helps
them [in any way] in their oppression, such a one is not of
me and I have nothing to do with such and such will not be
anywhere near me at the Spring of Abundance (on the Day of
Judgment)." [Prophet Muhammad pbuh, Hadith in the
collections of Nasai, Tirmidhi and Hakim, narrated by Ka'ab
bin 'Ujra, r.a.]
"...One who approaches human rulers gets involved in Fitna
[disruption and turmoil.]" [Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, Sunan of
Abu Dawud, narrated by ibn Abbas, r.a.]
Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, said: "In the future there will be
rulers over you, some whom you will know and some whom you
won't. One who stays away completely from rulers will be
forgiven by Allah, one who looks at them and considers them
bad will be saved [by Allah], but one who accepts them and
follows them, Allah Almighty will remove him from His
Mercy." A person asked: Should we do jihad against such
rulers? The Prophet, pbuh, replied: Not as long as they
establish worship of Allah. [Hadith, Sahih of Muslim]
Let us look briefly at the establishment of powerful rulers.
Should we cooperate with them because they are powerful and
can harm us and we cannot fight them? What did the
outstanding scholars of Islam say when the non-Islamic
rulers established themselves. Here is a sample:
Saeed bin al-Musayyeb, one of the greatest scholars of
Hadith in the classical era of Islam said: When you see a
person who knows Islam hanging around rulers, shun him
because he is thief.
'Auzai, another giant of Islamic learning from the golden
era of Islam said: With Allah Almighty, there is none worse
than one who knows Islam yet goes to the rulers.
Makhul, another great early narrator of Hadith said: One who
learns the Qur'an and gains knowledge of Islam and then
approaches the ruler out of greed and to flatter, every step
towards the ruler takes him towards the fire of hell.
As Muslims we are civic-minded and decent people. We do not
violate the law of the land. We are good neighbors, honest
workers and trustworthy friends.
That does not mean that we should cooperate with the
oppressive power structure. No one is forcing us and Islam
does not permit us to work for or with the White House, the
Pentagon, or the intelligence services. All such cooperation
is strictly haram.
Prayer and fasting are meaningless if we our loyalty is not
with Allah but with the oppressors. Fear of humans is not an
Today we find a man with a Muslim name and claiming to be
Hafize Qur'an working for the White House. We find a woman
wearing a head covering working for the White House. All
such acts are haram. These activities demean Islam, violate
our sanctities and are meant to mislead and confuse
Dear Muslim. I call on you to fear Allah. Focus on the
Qur'an. No scholar has given it a different meaning than the
obvious meaning of the text:
" ...Stand firm as you are commanded, you and those with
you: turn [unto Allah], and transgress not (from the path),
for He sees well all that you do. And INCLINE NOT towards
those who oppress, or the Fire will touch you, and ye
[shall] have no protectors other than Allah, nor shall ye be
helped." [The Qur'an 11:112-113]
Scholars have noticed that these verses are condemning not
only cooperation with oppressors but even an INCLINATION
towards oppressors. Classical commentaries on the Qur'an
discuss the depth of meaning in the Arabic text of this
verse "wa la taraknu" [do not incline or bend or have the
slightest positive feeling] for oppressors.
Commentators as varied as Zamakhshari and Beidawi agree that
"wa la taraknu" is about the stage before actual physical
cooperation takes place. The desire to bend slightly towards
the oppressors becomes punishable by the Fire.
Qurtubi, another classical scholar, points out that this
"inclination" includes dependence and a LIKING for the
oppressors. These meanings are supported by the comments of
Ibn Abbas, r.a., one of the companions of the Prophet, who
was the earliest mufassir of the Qur'an. He says that this
verse also implies that one should not keep quiet when one
observes oppression being carried out. [Such as in our times
the destruction of Fallujah during Ramadan or the
degradation of the great scholar of Islam, Shaikh Omar
'Abdel Rahman, or the 'cavity search' of Imam Jamil and Dr.
Qatada and 'Ikrima, of the first generation after the Sahaba
[companions of the Prophet, pbuh] say that such inclination
towards oppressors also implies obedience to them [such as
the happiness of these "leaders" that they will, or could,
get invitations to the White House].
Imam 'Auzai, from the first generation of Islam after the
sahaba, says that his understanding of hadith on these
verses is that NOTHING IS MORE CONDEMNABLE WITH ALLAH THAN A
PERSON WHO CLAIMS TO BE AN IMAM [or 'Alim] BUT MEETS AN
OPPRESSOR, be it a king or his functionaries. In the Arabic
there is a play on the words 'Alim [Islamic scholar] and
The best comment comes from a classical Hadith scholar of
the first era, Muhammad ibn Maslama, that:
"The approach of one who recites the Qur'an to the door of
oppressors is WORSE THAN the likeness of the FLY WHO SITS on
In our own times, Maulana Shabbir Ahmed Usmani, the Islamic
teacher of Mohomed Ali Jinnah, founder of Pakistan, wrote
the following note on 11:113 in his tafseer:
"Do not be inclined or attracted to the oppressors [those
who have broken the bounds of Islam) in the slightest. Do
your best to stay away from their friendship and
companionship, refrain from respecting and honoring them,
praising or exalting them, looking like them in appearance,
jointly working with them, in short everything to do with
oppressors, otherwise the fire will envelop you and you will
find that you have no helper and Allah will no longer help
The learned Maulana then points to the solution for Muslims,
given in 11:114, which we have not quoted, which is to
incline towards Allah and to worship Allah morning and
The Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, has given us clear Hadith not to
cooperate with oppressors. These are general teachings, in
addition to the specific verses from the Qur'an:
From Abdullah ibn Mas'ud, r.a. the Prophet, pbuh, said:
...."By him in whose hand is my life, you will not achieve
salvation unless you stop the oppressor and give the
oppressed their right." [Hadith, Jami Tirmidhi, Abwab
From Abu Bakr Siddiq, r.a. .....I heard the messenger of
Allah, pbuh, say, When people see an oppressor and do not
stop him with both their hands, sooner or later the
punishment of Allah will overtake them [the passive ones]
too. [Hadith Jami Tirmidhi, Ibid.]
When such are the rules for non-cooperation with "Muslims"
who become oppressors, there is absolutely NO BASIS in Islam
for cooperation with oppressors who in addition to being
oppressors are also kuffar.
Shias who are making the blunder of helping Imperialism
should look at the example of Hussain, r.a., ibn Ali, r.a.
Hussain did not want to cooperate with a Muslim ruler who
was a faasiq. Dear Shias, why do you think you can fool the
ummah? Stop beating your chests and helping Assad in Syria
and Obama in Iraq. Join the Ummah, otherwise you are
Human Bombers Repulse Massive Shia-US-Iranian Advance into
Mosul. Week 3.
Breaking News: One America news [OAN] reported on November
6, at 2 PM EST that ISIS ambushed a Baghdad regime military
column consisting of Humvees and MRAPS which entered the
eastern district of Mosul.. The mujahedeen destroyed the
first and the last vehicle in the convoy and then destroyed
the entire column vehicle by vehicle. Twenty two wounded
soldiers and the reporters escaped into nearby buildings. A
support back up column was also stopped by an ISIS attack.
The 8 mujahideen who attacked the column were killed in a US
air strike after hours of fighting.
The massive Baghdad-Iran-US forces attacking Mosul from the
east reached the outskirts of Mosul on November 1 but
retreated on November 2. They again entered Mosul from the
east on November 4 and are still in the outer district
facing ferocious ISIS counterattacks.
The Islamic defenders cannot counter columns of tanks unless
they come up close and sacrifice their lives.
Their answer to the tanks is human bombers in vehicles
packed with dynamite. About 100 human bombers have attacked
in three weeks of the massive Shia advance on Mosul. As a
result the Shia-Iranian-US attack has moved very slowly.
With the mujahideen only 4000 in number facing a 100,000
military armada of Shias backed by the US air force, this
should have been a walk over. The fighting is intense.
The Kurds have not been able to advance even with Turkish
support. The Shi'ite columns advancing from the south are
stuck in villages defended by small groups of the
resistance. Another column is moving towards Tal Afar to cut
off the ISIS retreat which Baghdad expected.
Abu Bakar al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Caliphate, sent out
an audio message urging strong resistance.. This was the day
of the first attack on Mosul. He seemed to have been angered
by the role of Turkey and Saudi Arabia in conjunction with
Also on November 5, the mujahideen attacked a police post of
the Baghdad regime in Tikrit. The regime is admitting 15
killed 37 wounded.
Aleppo on Offensive. ISIS captures 17 Villages. Raqqa being
FSA locked in battle with Regime near Hama. Bombing of
October 31-November 6. The situation has changed on the
Aleppo battle fields. The FSA and al-Nusra are trying to
capture the Alawite stronghold in western Aleppo. The
Hizbullah detachments have saved the Alawite enclave
although 27 of the Hizbis were killed. The FSA has been
hitting west Aleppo with rockets and mortars killing almost
70 Alawites, as retribution for the destruction of eastern
ISIS is strongly countering the Turkish led militia advance
towards E-Bab, capturing 17 villages in the process.
The US-led SDF militias are trying to advance on the ISIS
capital al-Raqqa, a city which is being daily by America and
other western air forces.
FSA mujahideen are locked in battle with the Damascus regime
troops west of Hama.
East of Homs, IS is locked in battle with regime troops and
All the Muslim areas in Idlib, Aleppo, around Damascus, in
Daraa and Quneitra are being bombed by the Assad air force
and the Russians
[Sources al-Jazeerra, Reuters, SOHR, Telegraph.]
Sirte, Libya: The City which Refuses to Give up.
Fighting in Sirte, Libya entered its 6th month. The
western-backed forces have been attacking Islamic State
fighters in Sirte since May 15. The attacking forces are
supported by US and UAE air strikes on the ISIS defense
forces but to no avail.
Every month the western-backed forces announce that they are
about to capture all of Sirte and then have to announce that
the fighting continues owing to stubborn IS defenders.
The western backed forces do admit that they are steadily
suffering deadly loss
Second Egyptian General Killed by IS
On November 4, in northern Sinai, General Azam was killed by
Islamic fighters said to be from IS.
He was part of the protection for the Israeli defences.
Several other soldiers were killed and wounded in a bomb
President Morsi the legal leader of Egypt has been sentenced
to 20 years but Muslim Brotherhood is strictly staying away
from attacks on the illegal regime of General Sissi.
Confused news Reports about Killing of Three US troops.
On November 3, American and Jordanian soldiers clashed at
the entrance of Al-Jafr [King Faisal air base]. Three
American special forces sent to train the Jordanians were
killed. One Jordanian soldier was wounded.
The reporting on the incident is contradictory. First
attempt was to say it was a mistake. The others said, it was
a clash. America is taking it very seriously because there
are signs of ISIS infiltration. Also, from this air base,
the US launches attacks on IS which has disaffected local
Another report says that this entire southern area of Jordan
is very sympathetic to IS. Another report says heavy weapons
which were sent to this base by Saudi Arabia and US have
disappeared and probably stolen by Jordanians and sent to
Taliban Moving forward in Kunduz again. Air strike kills
November 4. Taliban hit US-installed regime's forces in the
Kunduz area killing 30 regime troops and two American troops
The US then launched an air strike which missed the fighters
but killed 26 civilians, injuring scores.
The regime tried to excuse the slaughter of civilians by
claiming that many of them were "families of
Jamaate Islami leader condemns Russian bombing of Aleppo &
Syrian Genocide by Assad family.
by Qaiser Sharif. November 6.
The Jamaate Islami chief Sirajul Haq has strongly condemned
continued Russian bombing on Syrian city Halab and has
appealed to the United Nations to intervene and stop the
In a statement, he said that the Al- Asad family which had
ruled Syria for the last 46 years and its allies had
massacred around 350,000 innocent Syrians in the civil war
during the last five years. More than ten million people had
been forced to leave the country and take refuge in
neighbouring states especially Turkey while the entire
country had been turned into ruins.
The JI chief deplored that the world community including
neighbouring Muslim countries were silent on the Syrian
bloodshed and some of them were a party to the killings. The
bloodshed in Iraq and Syria had surpassed the massacre
carried out by Changaze Khan and Halaku Khan. He said the
entire benefit of the bloodshed was going to the Zionist
state Israel and the enemies of Islam.
Sirajul Haq reminded the world powers involved in the proxy
war in Syria that tyranny and oppression always led to
horrible consequences and said the fate of the Soviet Union
should remind the current powers that they too could
[Note:Halab is the original Arabic name for Aleppo.]
For our non-Muslim readers:
Moderate Alcohol Use Linked to Heart Chamber Damage, Atrial
Fibrillation in New Study
By Nina Bai on September 21, 2016 [University of California,
San Francisco] [With thanks to Dr. T. in Chicago] [Don't
miss the end of this report.]
Enjoy a glass of wine with dinner or a nightcap before bed,
but don't count on their heart benefits.
A new study by UC San Francisco researchers found that even
moderate alcohol consumption may change the structure of the
heart in ways that increase the risk of atrial
"There's growing evidence that moderate alcohol intake may
be a risk factor for atrial fibrillation, the most common
heart rhythm disturbance in the world, but the mechanism by
which alcohol may lead to atrial fibrillation is unknown,"
said Gregory Marcus, MD, endowed professor of atrial
fibrillation research at UCSF and senior author of the study
published Sept. 14, 2016, in the Journal of the American
Possible Pathway Between Alcohol and Atrial Fibrillation
Gregory Marcus, MDMarcus and colleagues looked at damage to
the left atrium of the heart as a possible pathway between
alcohol and atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation is a
known risk factor for stroke. The irregular pumping of blood
can lead to blood clots, which may travel to the brain and
The researchers evaluated data from more than 5,000 adults
collected over several years in the Framingham Heart Study,
including echocardiograms, medical history and self-reported
alcohol intake. The study participants, mostly white and in
their 40s to 60s, reported on average just over one drink
per day. The overall rate of atrial fibrillation in the
group was 8.4 cases per 1,000 people per year - meaning over
a 10-year period, eight out of 100 people were likely to
develop atrial fibrillation.
Every additional drink per day was associated with a 5
percent increase in the yearly risk. Every additional drink
per day also was associated with a statistically significant
0.16 millimeter enlargement of the left atrium, highlighting
a possible site of physical damage caused by drinking.
Complex Relationship Between Alcohol and Heart Health
The new findings shed light on the complex relationship
between alcohol and heart health - one that likely precludes
blanket advice on drinking habits, said Marcus.
Research has shown that moderate drinking can reduce the
risk of heart attack while increasing the risk of atrial
fibrillation. Marcus's team captured this conundrum in a
study published earlier this year looking at hospital
admissions in dry and wet counties of Texas. They found that
patients in counties permitting alcohol sales were more
likely to have atrial fibrillation but less likely to have
heart attacks and congestive heart failure.
Alcohol's abilities to protect and harm the heart likely
operate through different mechanisms and vary from person to
person, said Marcus. The work in his group seeks to decipher
these mechanisms, which will inform therapies for heart
conditions and may ultimately enable physicians to give
personalized advice to patients.
"I'm constantly trying to remind people that there are
various forms of heart disease and not all are related to
heart attack," said Marcus, who is also a practicing
cardiologist. "Atrial fibrillation is growing in importance
as our success in preventing heart attack grows."
He added that one pattern, revealed by UCSF's Health eHeart
Study, is clear - people who believe alcohol is good for the
heart tend to drink more.
NT editor adds
[Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, taught more than 1300 years ago
that people who want to follow God must not drink at all,
not even a little.]
2016-11-06 Sun 20:25:26 ct