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27 Jamada al-Thani, 1438 A.H.- March 26. 2017 Issue # 13, Newsletter #1699
Hadith of the Week
Human Suffering is not connected to Material Events in Outer
"The Messenger of Allah, pbuh, said: In the era of ignorance
people believed that the eclipse of the sun or of the moon
was connected to the demise of some great person on the
earth. There is nothing true in that. Heavenly bodies are
the creations Allah like others, except that when the glory
of Allah is reflected on them, they bow down in
[Hadith in Sunan of Abu Dawood # 1193 and Musnad of Ahmad
ibn Hanbal # 18555, narrated by Nauman bin Basheer,
Comment by Kaukab Siddique: The laws of Allah built into
physical entities are not connected to human behavior. Fire
will burn regardless of whether one is pious or sinful. The
universe is moving strictly according to the Laws of their
reality infused in them by the Creator. Only rarely, once in
a while, the power of Allah changes the essence and we call
it a miracle.
This is the last contribution to New Trend by our dear
departed Br. Kris.
(see Br.Kaukab's Obituary of Kris in this Issue)
Iraqi forces find mass grave full of 500 dead civilians;
naturally they are blaming Isis for the dead civilians, but
have yet to offer any proof.
Disturbingly, the Chinese Communist Party hardens rhetoric
on Islam, making one wonder if they will join Russia and
other superpowers oppression of Muslims across the globe.
They claim to oppose terrorism, but civilians always seem to
get the majority of the bombs and shrapnel.
In disgruntling news for all Soccer fans (or football as the
rest of the world knows it), Trump's so-called "Travel Ban",
in all reality it's a Muslim Ban, FIFA's President says that
USA's World Cup bid for 2026 will be effected.
Multiple suicide bombers were thwarted once again, by German
intelligence agencies. Another win for peace!
Political Prisoners :
A Death in the Family by Kaukab Siddique
My Stepson Passed Away. What can we Learn from the Death of
our Young People? Not the Slightest Expression of hostility
by non-Muslims during my visit to Texas.
On March 18, 2017 Kristopher Day passed away in our home in
Bel Air, Maryland, My wife, Kristi, is part Native American.
Her family lives in Paris, Texas. Kris's blood relatives and
friends live in Texas. So his body was transported by air to
Texas, Visitation was on March 23 followed by burial on
He was buried in Native American country in southern
Oklahoma near the little Native American village of
A cross section of people from the city of Paris, Texas,
came for the visitation. Most of them were White and Native
Americans and a few African Americans. My wife Kristi and I
were the only Muslims. Among the visitors were doctors,
attorneys, scientists, City councilmen, as well as working
class people, men of religion, and house wives. They were
weeping and mourning this handsome youth who came to an
early death at the age of 26.
There was much concern about how Kris's 7 year old son Roman
would deal with this heavy and sudden tragedy. He behaved
very well owing to the teachings of his adoptive grandfather
who is a church preacher.
The next day, March 24, we drove to Grant, Oklahoma, and
then to a Native American graveyard where a grave had been
provided by Kris' Choctaw Indian ancestors.
After a formal Christian statement by the local preacher,
Kris' mother, Kristi. spoke.about love. Her voice trembling
with emotion, she quoted a famous segment from the New
Testament about the importance and primacy of Godly love in
our lives. If love is not there, we cannot save those who
are miserable and most urgently need our emotional support.
As she pointed out, LOVE IS A VERB, not a feeling. We all
need to do more to show love.
I spoke about the need to recognize the fact that a great
evil is sweeping across America, destroying and killing our
children through the culture of drugs and addiction. I
recited Sura Fatiha from the Qur'an praying to Allah
Almighty to show us the Straight Path, the Path of those on
Whom God has bestowed His Grace, not of those who earn His
Wrath, nor of those who go astray. My conclusion was that
we should stop blaming the victims. No one is perfect. We
all sin and make serious mistakes.We should blame the social
system which is unforgiving and uses law to obstruct our
youths from starting a new life and even from getting
Scores of people had turned up for the burial and 8 of the
men among them helped carry the bier to the grave. Among
them was his 7 year old son who had written a letter to his
father which was put in the grave.
Kristi and I thank the numerous people, including many
Muslims, who sent us condolences. On facebook we have
received about 500 acknowledgements on the reporting of the
passing of Kris. Special thanks go to Ms. Brittany and
Nadrat for putting the word out. Many families were involved
from both sides and our thanks go to them.
I have often said that the American people are not our
enemies. Our trip to the interior of Texas (commonly known
as the "Bible Belt") was proof of this viewpoint. There was
not the slightest expression of hostility by non-Muslims
against me or my wife or my recitation of the Qur'an at the
graveside. Crimes against Muslims are committed by fringe
persons who are affected by media propaganda against
Invitation to Think
from Br. Robert Solano
Am I a True Muslim?
I reverted to Islam when I was 55 years old. This
happened after reading the whole Bible and shortly
thereafter reading a Spanish interpretation (translation) of
By the time I got to Ayat 112 I had already taken my Shahada
in my mind but did not officially take it until September
11, 1995 before a group of Muslims at Trenton, New Jersey. I
then started to take lessons from other Muslims. One person
noticing that I had little knowledge while we were washing
our hands at the public toilet told me that we should try to
emulate as much as possible the Holy Prophet Muhammad to
show our respect for him. Consequently, I learned what some
called"cultural Islam." By this I mean trying to avoid the
color yellow in male shirts, using your left hand for
certain things and the right one for certain things etc.
But what impressed me the most is that I was a new person
after taking my Shahada; sins of the past wouldn't be held
against me at the Final Judgment Day. Of course as a young
55 year old man I was not as concerned about the Final
Judgment Day. My main concern was carrying out the duties of
a Muslim with regard to Allah and with regard to my everyday
dealing with others.
The hardest part of relations was that I had to learn to be
a brother of another Muslim and that it came before race,
nationality or political views. This was no easy task since
I was taught from the cradle to be first loyal to my
Hispanic Puerto Rican origin. It was not easy and it took
years. Learning to love first my Muslim brother was no easy
task. Specially since so many would tell me "so and so is
not really a Muslim" or those that "follow this doctrine or
that doctrine are not really Muslim." Yet I had no doubt
that Islam is perfect; it was hard to accept that Muslims in
general are not perfect.
That no matter how hard one person may follow the five
pillars of Islam he or she is not perfect and as a human may
start following views or political doctrines that might
classify them as what we call "non-Muslim behavior." It will
all, Inshallah, be solved in the Final Judgment Day.
Allah Knows Best.
Br. Robert Solano lives in Texas and is a member of the
Jamaat al-Muslimeen leadership team. He's conducted da'wa
over the past several decades to the Hispanic community and
given the Spanish translation of the Qur'an to more than 500
Serious Lack of Health Facilities Despite Available
by our Media Monitor
LAHORE, Mar. 23; Secretary Information, jamat e Islami,
Amirul Azeem, has said that provision of education and
health facilities was the primary responsibility of the
government but these were not available to the common man
even in the Punjab capital. He was inaugurating a Lab
Collection centre set up by JI's social welfare wing the
Al-Khidmat Foundation at Habib Park.
Amirul Ameem said that a large number of children could not
get admission in government schools and colleges. The
shortage of health facilities was visible from the fact that
each bed in government hospitals had three or four patients.
Poor elderly patients breathed their last at the hospital
floor but the rulers were not moved. Due to this, the people
were compelled to approach costly private hospitals.
He said that if the honest and competent leadership of the
JI was in power, the vast resources of the country would be
distributed justly and in it would be governed in the best
JI Lahore chief Zikrullah Mujahid also addressed the
Secularist groups Attacked Islamic Women's Publicity Stall.
Male Students rallied to drive off the attackers.
[By New Trend's media monitor]
March 21: A publicity exhibit set up by the women's wing of
Islami Jamiate Talaba [islamic students] was attacked by
youth groups claiming to be Pukhtoon and Baluch. The
attackers insulted the women, tore up the picture of Qaide
Azam [founder of Pakistan] and set fire to the stall.
As the news spread, male supporters of Islami Jamiate Talaba
rallied and drove off the attackers. Police arrived in large
numbers and separated the clashing groups of young men. A
number of people were arrested and some were injured
The Pakistani media, very hostile to Jamaate Islami and its
student wing Islami Jamiate Talaba, published slanted
stories blaming the Islamics and largely ignoring the attack
on the women's stall which started the clashes.As usual, the
administration led by the Vice Chancellor of the University,
supported the secularist groups.
Upset by the twisted reporting in the media, burqa clad
women and female students rallied in large numbers and
called for high level investigation of the attack by the
secularists. The leader of the Islamic women , Sameeha
Raheel Qazi herself and numbers of students are Pukhtoon and
were able to quash the media's attempt to create scenarios
of conflict between Punjabis and Pukhtoons.
The rally was led by Dr. Sameeha Qazi, Rabia Tariq,
Zarafshan Farheen, Shazia Abdul Qadir,Dr. Shagufta, Faiqa
Salman and others..
Photo of March 22 rally by Jalil Taha
Renewed Fighting in the Sinai. ISIS hit Egyptian troops
guarding Israel border.
March 24. Al-Arish. An armored vehicle of the Egyptian army
was hit by ISIS fighters killing 3 and wounding 6.
March 23. In a clash in central Sinai with IS, mujahideen
killed 3 Egyptian officers and 7 troops. Egypt says it
killed 15 fighters and "detsained" 7
Strategic Victory for Taliban.
On March 17, Taliban forces captured the strategic region of
Sangin in southern Helmand province,
The forces of the Kabul regime backed by NATO fled after its
frontline fighters were killed.
The Taliban are now in a position to strike both north and
south of Sangin.
Mosul Week 23. Trump Week 9
Massive Civilian Casualties in US Air Strikes. Estimates of
Civilians killed range from 200 to more than a thousand.
American bombing and Artillery use by Shia Army came after
Armada Could not break Islamic State Resistance.
Bombing of Mosul by the US and its "Coalition" and long
range shelling by Shia armada's artillery from March 17 to
March 25 has caused huge numbers of civilian deaths.
The estimates of civilians killed range from 200 to
The US did not reveal that it had bombed the Jadida area of
Mosul on March 17. After social media and human rights
groups revealed the extent of the carnage, the US, according
to the Daily Telegraph, admitted that it did carry out the
strike but would "investigate" what happened. The US tried
to put the blame on the Shia military which has surrounded
Mosul and claimed that it had been given the go ahead by the
Shia army command.
The massacre, international media say, has uncovered the
fact that the US and its "coalition" are bombing
civilians..The Baghdad regime tried to defend its position
by saying it was stopping the assault on Mosul owing to the
horrific massacre of civilians in US air strikes but BBC
reporter Bowen tweeted om March 25 that the offensive is
The representative from Mosul, Nujaifi, who escaped from the
clutches of ISIS long ago and joined the Baghdad regime,
says the civilian deaths in the bombing "number in the
The UN too has noticed that the casualty figure is in the
The US's own reports indicate that it is using its heaviest
weapons on Mosul. On March 21, the US issued a video showing
that it used a B-52 to bomb an ISIS center in Mosul.
Meanwhile the battle continues. The Shia armada is unable to
advance and the resistance put up by the Islamic State is as
strong as ever. Unable to advance, the Shia armada is using
long range artillery causing daily death and destruction in
the population of West Mosul. The regime also carries on its
"atrocity" propaganda against ISIS which is duly accepted
and distributed worldwide by the Zionist media.
[Sources: Wire services, British newspapers, BBC, a few
American newspapers and Al-Jazeera. We are also reading
Russian media which are gloating over the American attempts
to hide the civilian casualties in Mosul.]
Islamic Fighters Trying to Capture Damascus & Hama face
Russian-Alawite-Iranian Air and Artillery Attacks.
Offensive against al-Raqqa Stalled
Massacres of Civilians by US-British Air forces. Turkey
Clashes with YPG Kurds.
On March 21, mujahideen groups led by al-Nusra launched a
second offensive to enter Damascus. Coming from Jober on the
eastern edge of the tyrant's capital, they faced ferocious,
desperate, bombing by the Russian air force, Assad's
helicopters and Hizbullah & Iranian artillery. The bombing
stopped the advance but the fighters are calling in
reinforcements to continue the offensive. Mujahedeen fire is
sporadically reaching the center of Damascus.
On the southern side of Damascus, pro-western factions and
supporters of the Islamic State are fighting to jockey for
positions to advance on Damascus from al-Yarmouk and
In central Syria, various Islamic groups and the Islamic
State are advancing on Hama. They have largely surrounded
Hama with its Alawite garrison but Russian bombing and
strafing by Assad's jets are blocking their advance.
Chechen, Uzbek and Turkistani mujahideen Islamic fighters
have joined Syrian fighters to knock the Alawite-Shiite
forces out of the key town of Kawkab towards Hama.
Mujahideen of FSA-Nusra and others are trying to breach the
defenses of western Aleppo and are locked in heavy clashes
with Assad's forces.
Daraa city, southern Syria, has been hit with 70 Russian and
Alawite air strikes as most of it is now under mujahideen
control from FSA and Nusra coalition.
The American supported Kurd-Communist advance towards the IS
capital of al-Raqqa has been blocked by stiff IS resistance.
The American-British coalition is indulging in ferocious
bombing of Islamic IS held areas as well as Islamic
al-Nusra/Ahrar al-Sham areas.
The American assault described in reporting by the Syrian
observatory [SOHR] has become a daily massacre of civilians
in attempts to terrorize the population.
According to SOHR, in al-Raqqa province, 89 civilians have
been killed by the US air force between March 20-March 26.
Among the dead are 8 children and 7 women.
Near al-Raqqa, the US air force hit a school killing 35
civilians who had taken refuge in the school from the
SOHR reports that in the city of al-Tabaqa, which is on the
way to al-Raqqa, the US "coalition" air force has killed 152
civilians including 19 children and 28 women. [Updated on
News Within the U.S.
Two Pakistani Americans Donate $15 Million to Catholic
University in Indiana
[Excerpted from The New York Times, March 17, 2017.]
"On Friday, the Ansaris announced a $15 million gift to the
University of Notre Dame, one of the top Catholic
universities, to create the Rafat and Zoreen Ansari
Institute for Global Engagement With Religion. The institute
will aim to deepen knowledge of religion and look to explain
how the traditions and practice of various religions
influence world events.
"Whenever you get a gift of this size, it's tremendous, but
particularly to have this named for the Ansari family, who
is Muslim, is tremendously meaningful to us," said the Rev.
John I. Jenkins, the president of Notre Dame, in an
interview. "We believe religion is very important in our
world. It can have a negative impact, but it should be
possible to study the ways religion can be a force for human
development and peace."
[New Trend's editorial note: The richest of the rich
immigrants love the oppressive power structure to such an
extent that they will do anything to support the very system
which is involved in imperialistic activities against
Pakistan and the Muslim world in general. Compare this with
Khizr Khan whose son joined the military which occupied
Afghanistan and gave his life fighting the Muslim
resistance. President Trump has misunderstood Muslim
immigrants. Obama had a better understanding. The richer
they get, they more they betray Islam and the Muslim
ummah.Trump should be handing out medals to Ansaris and
Khans instead of banning immigrants from Muslim
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