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13 Safar 1441 A.H. - October 13 2019 Issue # 41, Newsletter #1832
Hadith of the Week
Narrated by Anas bin Malik, r.a.:
Allah's Apostle said, "Allah is more pleased with the
repentance of His slave than anyone of you is pleased with
finding his camel which he had lost in the desert."
Bukhari, Volume 8,
Book 75, Number 321
[With thanks to Sis. Kristi]
by Br. Nazeer, Texas
Hundreds of ISIL prisoners escape Syrian camp
Pakistan's Imran Khan in Tehran to facilitate Iran-Saudi talks
Iran issues Warning after tanker attack
Saudi Arabia Denies Involvement in Iran Tanker Attack in Red Sea
Vladimir Putin says UAE is Russia's very "close and promising partner".
Kurds announce deal with Damascus on Syria troop deployment
to confront Turkish offensive
British troops join the hunt to track down ISIS leader after his 'call to arms'
Turkey's military operation in Syria: All the latest updates
Israel threatens to ban Palestinian products
Climate crisis: 13 ways the Middle East is under threat
Political Prisoners :
Civil Discord Show
With little to show, Gazans question mass border protests
Ahmed Abu Artima was one of the founders of the "Great March
of Return," the weekly protests along Gaza's frontier with
Israel meant to draw attention to the plight of the
territory's 2 million people. But these days, he mostly
avoids the demonstrations.
He is among a growing number of Gazans who believe the
protests have lost their way. With little to show from 18
months of demonstrations beyond the hundreds of people
killed or wounded by Israeli fire, many Gazans are beginning
to question and even criticize the Hamas-led protests, a
rarity in a territory where dissent is barely tolerated by
the ruling Islamic militant group.
For several months now, Abu Artima has organized his own
alternative protest. On a recent Wednesday, dozens of
Palestinians gathered near the separation fence between
Israel and Gaza, performing traditional dances and ballads
between poem recitals and speeches by local community
leaders. Children gathered around two camels decorated with
Held every two weeks, these events are in dramatic contrast
to the main Friday protests.
Directed by a committee comprised of Hamas and other Gaza
militant groups, the Friday demonstrations are held against
a backdrop of black smoke from burning tires. Protesters
hurl rocks at Israeli troops, who respond with clouds of
tear gas and gunfire. Ambulances scream back and forth,
ferrying the wounded to field clinics and hospitals.
When the protests began, Hamas quickly seized upon the
popular idea and transformed the quiet gatherings into
Hamas says the violent protests, which are still attended by
a few thousand people every Friday, are meant to force
Israel to ease its crippling blockade. But the
demonstrations have done little to improve conditions in
Gaza, and have come at a high human cost.
While the "right of return" was the original message of the
demonstrations, Hamas quickly turned the focus to the
12-year-old blockade imposed by Israel and Egypt after the
Islamic militant group seized control of Gaza in 2007.
To prevent what could have been a fourth war in a decade
between Hamas and Israel, mediators rushed to contain the
In a video circulated in August, a father scolded his
wounded son at a hospital for going to the protests and
accused doctors of not providing proper medical care for the
Hamas officials also came under fire after a press photo
went viral showing rows of amputees at a Hamas event, each
waiting for a $50 welfare payment.
Hamas attempted to portray the event as a celebration of
solidarity, but critics said it was humiliating and accused
the group of exploiting the wounded men for public relations
Khalil al-Hayya, a senior Hamas official, said his movement
tries to provide allowances for each of those wounded.
"These are our capabilities, what shall we do? Shall we stop
the protests?" he asked during a meeting with journalists
earlier this month.
He said complaints of lack of proper care and discontent
over the protests' usefulness "carry a lot of
One of those critics is Ziad al-Madani, a day laborer who
barely scrapes together enough money to provide milk and
diapers for his three children. Wounded by a live bullet
last February, the 28-year-old ended up having his right leg
amputated last month.
He said treatment was unavailable and Israel rejected three
requests for him to travel to hospitals in the occupied West
Bank for proper care.
"This injury affected my life and now I'm unable to work,"
he said, sitting with his children on a mattress, his leg
still covered in bandages. "I did not get anything from
Hussam al-Nadi, another young protester shot in the leg last
spring, fears a similar fate. A metal ring known as a
fixator stabilizes the bone in his right leg. Now, he joins
the Wednesday activities organized by Abu Artima.
"This is a festival and a celebration and has no problems
like the Friday protests," he said.
White Marsh, Maryland
On October 11, a Jamaat al-Muslimeen document was given to
38 people after Juma salat at Masjid Nur.
Here is an outline of the contents of the document:
China's concentration camps for Muslims.
Kashmir, Modi and Trump.
Sufiism has immobilized the Ummah
Guidance against intoxicants. [Sis. Yasmin]
In Irbid, Syria, mujahideen have beaten back Shia-Assad
US imposes China visa restrictions over Uighur issue
The US has said it will impose visa restrictions on Chinese
officials accused of involvement in repression of Muslim
It follows the decision on Monday to blacklist 28 Chinese
organisations linked by the US to allegations of abuse in
the Xinjiang region.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the Chinese
government had instituted "a highly repressive
China has dismissed the allegations as groundless.
In a statement, Mr Pompeo accused the Chinese government of
a string of abuses against Uighurs, ethnic Kazakhs, Kyrgyz
Muslims and other minority Muslim groups.
The vanished Uighurs of Xinjiang
China's Muslim 'crackdown' explained
These included "mass detentions in internment camps;
pervasive, high-tech surveillance; draconian controls on
expressions of cultural and religious identities; and
coercion of individuals to return from abroad to an often
perilous fate in China".
China has rebuffed the US moves.
"There is no such thing as these so-called 'human rights
issues' as claimed by the United States," foreign ministry
spokesman Geng Shuang said on Monday.
"These accusations are nothing more than an excuse for the
United States to deliberately interfere in China's internal
Visa restrictions are to be imposed on Chinese government
and Communist Party officials, as well as their family
"The United States calls on the People's Republic of China
to immediately end its campaign of repression in Xinjiang,
release all those arbitrarily detained, and cease efforts to
coerce members of Chinese Muslim minority groups residing
abroad to return to China to face an uncertain fate," the US
The US and China are currently embroiled in a trade war, and
have sent delegations to Washington for a meeting about the
tensions later this week.
Even in a Muslim majority, non-Muslim prejudice is
by Abdulkabir Oyemomi
Miss Ikhlas Olasubomi Badiru, a hijab-wearing student of
International School (ISI) of the University of Ibadan (UI)
was last week suspended on account of her hijab. The
suspension order was handed down by the school principal,
Mrs. Phebean Olowe. The letter of suspension was dated 26th
September and signed by the school principal.
Reacting to the school's action, the Muslim Rights Concern
(MURIC), an Islamic human rights organization, has described
it as superfluous, preposterous and provocative. MURIC spoke
through its Director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, on Monday,
7th October, 2019.
"This suspension is one too many. It is superfluous,
preposterous and provocative. The authorities of
International School Ibadan are overdoing it. The suspension
smarks of kindergarten intellect. It is as clear as daylight
that the school principal has very poor crisis management
skill and she manifests desertification of damage control
"We call on Nigerians to note what is happening in ISI.
Muslim children are being stigmatized just for wearing an
ordinary head scarf, not for engaging in cultism or for
cheating in examinations. This same hijab is allowed in
British schools. It is used in Sweden, Finland and all over
Europe, America embraced it long ago. Interestingly these
are countries where the percentage of Muslim population is
"Yet in Nigeria where Muslim population is higher and
Muslims cannot be said to be a minority, Muslim children are
being tyrannically profiled. Islamophobia is the order of
the day. Surprisingly, Muslims have not reacted in anger.
They are exhibiting civilized behavior to deal with the
"MURIC is watching the unfolding scenario with keen
interest. Here is the peak of hypocrisy as those who claim
to be defending the girl child against abuse, those who
claim to be promoting girl-child education are the same
people locking out the girl-child from educational
institutions simply because they are Muslims.
"We affirm clearly, emphatically and categorically that a
girl-child is a girl-child no matter her religion. Her creed
does not change her sex. Neither does it change her age. The
hijab on her head preserves the dignity of her human person
and any attempt to force her to remove it constitutes a
criminal assault on her honour and an infringement on
Section 38 (i) and (ii) of the 1999 Constitution of the
Federal Republic of Nigeria.
"We warn that the criminalisation of hijab has reached its
crescendo and the bubble may burst any moment from now. We
call on UI authorities to take full charge of the situation
before it is too late. UI cannot abdicate its
responsibilities and still remain a citadel of learning and
a center of excellence. It is the height of religious
intolerance. Both UI and ISI are swarming with Christian
fanatics and Muslim haters at management level. It is
nauseating and that is to say the least.
"Does it not amount to contempt of court for the principal
to hand down a suspension order while the case is in a court
of competent jurisdiction? Is this not another act of
impunity? Olowe has crossed the red line. Like Macbeth,
Olowe has murdered sleep. She shall sleep no more.
"Olowe has goaded us to take the hijab saga in ISI to the
next level. We must move beyond mere rhetorics. From this
moment, MURIC is charging all Muslim students in UI to
embark on non-violent civil disobedience actions in defence
of their sister, Ikhlas.
"We hereby declare Friday, 11th October, 2019, Ikhlas Day.
The slogan of the day is 'Suspend One, Suspend All. 'I am
Ikhlas'. That day is for peaceful demonstrations in and
around UI in solidarity with our sister, Ikhlas Olasubomi
Badiru. All members of the Muslim Students Society of
Nigeria (MSSN) in and around Ibadan and the Oyo State
chapter of MURIC are hereby mobilized to join their brothers
and sisters in UI on that day. It is now or never. It is
just a warning shot and we hope those who have ears will
The human rights organization also hailed Muslim lecturers
and administrative staff of UI for supporting the female
Muslim students of ISI.
"MURIC strongly commends Muslim lecturers and other Muslim
staff of UI for condemning the university's Islamophobic
stance. We urge them to continue to exhibit solidarity in
loco parentis to the oppressed female Muslim students of
ISI. They must register their strong opposition to the
attempt to rename UI as Christian University, Ibadan (CUI).
We assert that UI must remain UI, not CUI.
"As we round off, we warn ISI to stop escalating the crisis.
The suspension of Ikhlas must be lifted. UI authorities must
stop all Islamophobic actions and move against the
persecution of innocent female Muslim students of ISI. We
can only know the beginning of crisis, no one can predict
its features or its end. Even without using violence, the
hijab imbroglio in ISI is capable of shuting down UI and
enveloping the city of Ibadan. MURIC does not issue threats
but nobody has the monopoly of impunity."
Does Islam Teach the Wife to Obey the Husband? What About
Travelling Alone in Hazardous Situations? Restrictions only
Does Islam say that the Wife Should Obey the Husband? Why
are Marriages under Stress?
Several readers have pointed to Saudi-linked lists which are
propagating the claim that according to Islam, the wife
should Obey the husband. The Saudi-influenced scholars are
saying that if a wife leaves the house for any reason, she
must ask her husband's permission. They say that even the
woman's voice is "awrah" and should not be heard. If she
travels, she must be accampanied by her husband or a male
relative. What do the Qur'an and the Hadith really say?
Answer by Br. Kaukab Siddique: We must realize that
according to the Qur'an, authority belongs to ALLAH ALONE.
Any attempt to give authority to any human being is SHIRK,
which is the only sin Allah does not forgive.
The Qur'an is a progressive revelation which went through
stages of development of the Muslim woman and the Muslim
male. In the final analysis, male-female relations in Islam
are based on TAQWA [Fear of Allah, God-conscious behavior],
not on gender. 
In the FINAL revelation about men and women, the Qur'an
proclaimed without ambiguity that the believing men and
women are EACH OTHER'S protecting friends and guardians, not
the woman under the domain of the male. 
The Qur'an proclaimed the EQUALITY of men and women even in
such an advanced, complex and cooperative venture as
Allah Almighty categorically places women TOGETHER in ALL
aspects of Islamic endeavor, without the slightest shade of
inferiority for women. 
The Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, took an oath of allegiance from
women which covered their entire existence but does not
include obedience to the husband. 
In the earliest stage of the Muslim community in Madinah,
Muslim men were given the authority to discipline their
wives in cases of sexual misconduct [without causing any
significant hurt], but this was taken away at the next stage
when in cases of alleged sexual misconduct, all that a man
could do was to swear that he was telling the truth. If the
wife took a similar oath, the marriage would be dissolved.
Most apologist Muslims focus on this early development in
Islam and ignore the rest of the Qur'an.
In times of insecurity and war, in long journeys, the
Prophet, pbuh, ordained that a woman should travel with her
husband or a male relative. This was meant to help the woman
and to provide security, not to put the woman under the
control of her husband. The issue of travel is used by some
scholars to argue that the wife must obey the husband. There
is a whole series of omissions, either dishonest or out of
ignorance, carried out to use this issue. The following
Hadith is quoted:
Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet (p.b.u.h) said, "It is not
permissible for a woman who believes in Allah and the Last
Day to travel except with a Mahram." [Bukhari]
However, that is not the complete Hadith. Here it is with
the key words in bold type: The Prophet (p.b.u.h) said, "It
is not permissible for a woman who believes in Allah and the
Last Day to travel for one day and night except with a
One day and night connotes a long journey. Nowadays, one can
travel halfway around the world in a day and a night. This
is certainly not about a woman going shopping or to meet her
friends down in the city. In those days, it was dangerous
and one could lose life, goods and honor to bandits on the
way. There were no highways or electric lights on the sandy
However, the misuse of Hadith does not end there. These
scholars do not note the context and do not let anyone know
that restrictions were put on males too. Here are the
The Prophet, pbuh, said: "Travel is a kind of punishment. It
limits food, drink and sleep. When you have completed the
requirements of travel, return quickly to your family."
[Bukhari and Muslim.]
The Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, spent much of his life in
Madinah in jihad. He traveled extensively for jihad and
hence there are numerous hadith about travel and its rules.
It's a shame for modern Muslims [such as the Saudi elites]
who have never even spoken against the oppressors, let alone
gone for jihad, that they should be using the words of the
greatest liberator of women, Muhammad Mustafa, pbuh, to try
and subjugate women.
When a man went out for a journey, his life was often in
danger. Here is another Hadith on the subject which stops
men from going forth alone:
The messenger of Allh, pbuh, said: "A horseman going alone
is satanic. If there are two going by themselves, they are
two satans. and three is the proper [recommended] caravan."
[Sunan of Abu Dawood and Sunan of Nasa'i]
The messenger of Allah, pbuh, said; "If people knew what I
know about the bad aspects of traveling alone, no one would
travel alone at night." [Sahih Bukhari]
The Islamic solution, the Prophet, pbuh, gave was excellent
but we Muslims have forgotten it. Where possible, especially
where satanic forces are at work, Muslims should travel in
groups, even if these are very small groups, and the
traveling should be well organized:
The messenger of Allah, pbuh, said: "When three of you
travel, make one of your companions the ameer." [Sunan of
We are living in times where travel conditions are being
affected by the antagonistic activities of our enemies. So
go forth prepared:
Someone asked the messenger of Allah: "O messenger of Allah,
I have the intention of travel. Please advise me. He [the
messenger, pbuh,} replied: "The fear and awareness of Allah
[taqwa] should always be with you, and at every high point
[in the journey] say takbeer!" [Sunan of Tirmidhi]. 
So, if obedience to the husband is not a part of Islam, how
should the family be organized? Wouldn't there be chaos if
there is no "captain" of the team? This argument ignores the
Islamic principle of organization which is called SHOORA or
mutual consultation leading to decision making based on
discussion, consent and consensus. There is a chapter of the
Qur'an titled Shoora. Allah ordains in this chapter that ALL
matters of Muslim activity must be carried out by mutual
consultation and consent. 
Even the Prophet, pbuh, divinely inspired as he was,
received the command to consult with the believers. 
Maulana Maudoodi's tafsir [commentary] on the verse of
Shoora is the best among all tafsirs. Here is the key
"...Mutual consultation [ shoora] is an essential
requirement of the moral character Islam wants to teach the
human being. Evasion of shoora is a major immorality which
islam can never permit. The Islamic way of life requires
that the principle of shoora should be used in all social
relationships, big or small. In domestic life, the husband
and the wife should do mutual shoora and when children grow
up, they too should be included in the family shoora. When
matters of the entire extended family are involved, all the
sane and adult family members should be involved. If an
entire tribe or clan is to be affected and all of them
cannot be in the shoora process, by an agreed upon method
their representatives should be included in a tribal majlis.
If an entire nation is involved, the leader of the nation
should be chosen by the will of the people and should manage
national affairs with the help of the shoora members whom
the nation considers trustworthy...." [ Tafhimul Qur'an,
In Islam, the husband and the wife are each others' friends
and comrades. It's not a relationship of dominance and
submission. Communication and discussion are the keys to
successful Islamic marriage. Attempts at dominance and
control are bound to create stress and the slow
deterioration of the relationship, however well it might
Men often do not listen to the nuances of what the wife
says. Muhammad, pbuh, did. Women communicate differently
from men. The Prophet, pbuh, knew that. Let's follow his
example. One won't find him , in ALL of Hadith literature,
trying to suppress and subordinate 'Ayesha, r.a., or any
"Say: For me, I have an obvious sign from my Lord, but
you reject it. What you would see hastened is not in my
power. Authority belongs to Allah alone. He declares the
Truth, and He is the best of Judges." [The Qur'an 6:57.]
"Men are then returned to Allah, their Protector, the
Reality. Authority belongs to Him Alone. and He is the
swiftest in taking account." [6:62]
[Yusuf, pbuh, said] "If not Him, ye worship nothing but
names which ye have named - ye and your fathers - for which
Allah has sent you no ruling: Authority is for None but
Allah; He has commanded that ye worship none but Him; that
is the right religion but most people understand not."
[Jacob, pbuh, said] "O my sons! enter not all by one gate:
enter ye by different gates. Not that I can benefit you
against Allah! None has authority other than Allah. On Him
do I put my trust, and let all that trust put their trust on
"And He is Allah: there is no god but He! To Him be praise
at the first and at the last! To Him belongs Authority and
to Him shall ye all be brought back." [28:70]
[Notice that even Prophets like Jacob and Yusuf have no
authority. There is no question of an ordinary person like
the husband having authority.]
[Some translators use the word "command' for hukm or
Authority but that is an incorrect translation. Command is
'Amr. However hukm has other uses too depending on the
"O mankind! We created you from male and female and made
you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other.
Surely the noblest of you with Allah are the ones among you
who are best in conduct [ taqwa]. Surely Allah is All
Knowing, Aware." [49:13]
"The believers, men and women are protectors and
guardians [ awliyya ] of each other. They enjoin what is
just and forbid what is evil: they establish prayer , give
zakat regularly, and they obey Allah and His messenger. On
them will Allah pour His mercy, for Allah is Exalted in
Power, Wise. Allah has promised the believers, men and
women, gardens under which rivers flow, to dwell therein,
and beautiful mansions, in Gardens of everlasting bliss. But
the greatest Bliss is the Pleasure of [acceptance by] Allah.
That is the supreme felicity." [9:71-72]
[Commentators agree that these were the final verses
revealed on this subject.]
"And their Lord has accepted of them and answered them:
'Never will I allow to be lost the efforts of any of you, be
ye male or female: Ye are from each other. Those [men and
women] who left their homes, or have been driven out from
there or suffered injuries in My cause, or fought or been
slain, - surely I will blot out from their sins and admit
them into Gardens with rivers flowing beneath, - a reward
from the presence of Allah, and from His Presence is the
best of rewards.' " [3:195]
The Qur'an 33:35
4:34. Modernists have expended much energy on this verse,
in trying to change its meaning. They forgot that the Qur'an
was revealed progressively over two decades. If this
progression is not taken into account, one can be involved
in tahrif [distortion] of the Qur'an, a deadly sin. For
instance, see the next development of the husband-wife
relationship in 24:6-9, where the husband is no longer
called on to discipline his wife. [Islam followed a similar
progression in dealing with intoxicants, interest and
For the sake of Islam, women often traveled alone, as in
the first hijra to Ethiopia and the great hijra to
The Qur'an, chapter 42, verse 38.
Trying to overthow Imran Khan by Peaceful Means.
[New Trend report]
In an interview with local TV,
Maulana Fazlur Rahman said that
Imran Khan is not going into conflict with India over
The chances of war are very low and in the meantime Imran
Khan is ruining the country and selling out its dignity and
On October 12, Maulana Fazlur Rahman got unconditional
backing from Pakistan Muslim League leader Nawaz Sharif who
has major support in Lahore and surrounding areas though he
is in prison..
Maulana Fazlur Rahman is determined to use peaceful means
and has applied for permission
acceptable under the law to rally in Islamabad at the end of
5 Days of Turkish-Backed Operation Changed the Situation in
On October 9, Syrian mujahideen forces backed by Turkey's
air force and artillery advanced into the 100 mile stretch
of Syrian border, east to west,
By October 13, the mujahideen had captured 28 villages and
the east-west highway. They also entered the cities of Tal
Abyad and Ras el-Ain. However on October 12, a Kurdish
Communist counterattack re-took parts
of Ras el-Ain. Heavy fighting is going on there.
The Communist Kurds were heavily armed and supplied by the
Americans before Trump announced the partial withdrawal and
seemingly considered that the Kurds would sustain the
Turkish backed offensive.
However in the first five days the Kurd Communists [YPG]
could not sustain the Syrian mujahideen attacks backed as
they were by Turkish air strikes. Only one Turkish soldier
has been killed and 8 wounded as compared to 26 Syrian
fighters supporting Turkey killed, versus more than 150 YPG
Kurds killed and several hundred injured.
Among the dead are more than 25 civilians and 75 injured and
the western media are heavily publicizing these losses.
Another consequence has been that more than 800 women and
children related to Islamic State fighters have escaped from
the concentration camp they were held at Ein Eissa, north of
al-Raqqa. There is a chance that they will reach Islamic
State positions in the desert. [The Kurdish guards left the
camp to go fight the "Turks."]
As the Turkish Syrian advance picked up speed, America
announced on October 13 that it is withdrawing its entire
force of 1000.
RUSSIAN BOMBING of Irbid province is continuing on a daily
basis. Fighting reported from north eastern Latakia
Also in Deraa province, chaotic conditions continue and for
the first time a joint Assad-Russian patrol was
News Within the U.S.
Big Increases in Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
Cases of sexually transmitted diseases once again increased
in Pennsylvania and across United States, making 2018 the
fifth consecutive year in which the number of people
infected with gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis went up.
Reduced access to STD prevention and care, a decreased use
of condoms and cuts to programs at the state and local level
continue to drive the increase in the prevalence of the
diseases. The data comes from the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention's annual report on sexually
transmitted disease surveillance.
In Pennsylvania, there were 59,340 cases of chlamydia (38th
in US by rate per 100,000 residents), 15,887 cases of
gonorrhea (39th by rate) and 797 cases of primary and
secondary syphilis (31st by rate).
China Punished Slight Dissent by American team on Hong Kong
by Sis. Aisha [Jamaat al-Muslimeen.]
New York City - Fans are calling in to sports radio shows
either voicing support or condemning Houston Rockets General
Manager Daryl Morey's October 4th tweet. Morey used Twitter
to express support for Hong Kong protests against the
Chinese government. Although he immediately deleted the
tweet, the damage had been done.
In an effort to exercise damage control, Houston Rockets
Owner, Tillman Fertitta, stated that Morey's opinion does
not speak for the Rockets and that they are not a political
The Houston Rockets is an NBA team and the NBA has been
trying to cement a fan base all over the world, especially
in Asian countries, such as China and India. Recently,
American/Canadian NBA teams have played preseason games in
China, India, and Japan. The Houston Rockets were set to
play the Toronto Raptors, in Japan, when this incident
occurred. Beginning with the first games of a two game
match-up, the Chinese government shut down media access and
no one could hear from the winners or losers of that game,
which is customary.
Here are the initial course of action taken by the Chinese
The Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) Teams suspended
any future dealings with the Houston Rockets organization,
even after Rockets Star James Harden apologized on behalf of
Houston Rockets memorabilia removed from stores.
Then, NBA Commissioner, Adam Silver, refused to condemn
Daryl Morey's comments out of respect for Morey's First
Amendment rights. Daryl Morey, who is white and still
employed, has never apologized for his pro-Hong Kong comment
even after Houston's Chinese Consulate General criticized
him. It was Adam Silver's refusal to "correct" Morey that
compelled China to escalate its wrath against the NBA
Chinese apparel companies, Anta and Li-Ning, have
suspended any contract renewals with several NBA stars over
China canceled all live streaming of NBA games during
Lone Chinese NBA owner, Joe Tsai (co-founder of Alibaba and
Brooklyn Nets owner), criticized Morey's tweet but also
reminded his Facebook followers that the NBA has always
shown support for China, its people and its culture.
Many of China's and India's current human rights violations
existed long before the NBA tried to establish ties with
them. The problem is that greed played a huge role in the
NBA's effort to establish new money streams in countries,
not only with oppressive regimes, but with systemic social
Yes, the NBA was mum when Coaches Steve Kerr and Gregg
Popovich criticized President Trump. It also got out of the
way when The Miami Heat players voiced support for shooting
victim Trayvon Martin. But, these were mere expressions of
points of views. Not a demonstration of any kind.
However, when Mahmud Abdul Rauf refused to participate in
the pre-game National Anthem ceremonies, then NBA
Commissioner, David Stern, suspended him. In a preemptive
strike, under current NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, a series
of weak dialogues between Players, activists and police
officers was established in response to the Banana Boat
Boys' (Lebron James, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, & Dywane
Wade) voiced concerns, at the 2016 ESPY's, over police
shootings of unarmed black people. "The Natives" being
restless is a well-known fear of the White power
establishment and yet, it takes so little to appease those
The questions are: How extensive is the damage from this
tweet and is it permanent?
Right now, contracts, programming and the sale of NBA
merchandise has been halted, in China. Daryl Morey's tweet
has cost the entire NBA and its star players millions of
dollars! It is unfathomable that an employee of any
organization would risk his career and his boss'
international business relationships by sharing an
unsolicited opinion. But, just as Comedian Paul Mooney would
say, Morey has the "complexion for the protection." Back in
the 1980s, there were many ell-established black employees,
and other people, who had to choose between feeding their
families or supporting protesters against Apartheid.
The world will see if the NBA will maintain its stance not
to discipline General Manager Daryl Morey, while losing
millions of dollars, or if it will cave in to greed and make
moves to appease the oppressive Chinese government.
New Flash: Nadrat Siddique today ran the Chicago marathon in support
Dr. Aafia Siddiqui who is in a US prison. October 13. See
report in the next issue, inshaAlah.]
2019 DC Gaza 5k - UNRWA, USA
The UNRWA Gaza 5k run was held in Rock Creek Park,
Washington, DC, on September 28, 2019. Many Americans came
out to support the children of Gaza, including several
members of Jamaat al-Muslimeen.
Here's a picture of the Jamaat al-Muslimeen participants
[The group was lead by Nadrat Siddique who got first
position in her age group.]:
Kashmir Civil Disobedience
TRAUMA l RESISTANCE l RESILIENCE l TWO MONTHS ON
A Citizen's Report
by: Anirudh Kala, Brinelle D'Souza, Revati Laul, & Shabnam
This report is significant. It is too large to publish in
its entirety here. We have provided the first paragraph, and
then a link that will open the PDF of the entire article.
It's worth the time to read it.
The Big Picture or Why We Wrote This
Two months is a long time for people to be under siege. And
there has been a lot that is very substantial and worthy
written on what has been going on in Kashmir after the
abrogation of Article 370 and 35 A of the Indian
Constitution on 5th August 2019. However, we did ﬁnd
ourselves looking at the big picture diﬀerently from
those that have gone in and written reports so far. The
Indian government has spun the story that their clampdown on
civil liberties in Kashmir with an increased military
presence, summary arrests of all mainstream and separatist
leaders and the communication blockade has made the
unfolding of this new reality peaceful. But we found exactly
the opposite. Kashmir is on edge - humiliated, angry,
disturbed and 'disrobed,' as a journalist who spoke to us
described it. The fact that there has been no violence has
to do with the resilience of the people. It is an active and
collective choice being exercised each day, to observe a
civil disobedience. In feeling rejected and betrayed by the
Indian state, Kashmiris have chosen to respond back, through
a largely non-violent protest.
Invitation to Think
[Muslims should know why north eastern Europeans oppose
Russia & Zionism.]
Soviet Russia's Persecution of Latvia
Alexander V. Berkis - Institute for Historical Review
The focus of this paper is the oppression and persecution
which the rulers of the Soviet Union inflicted on the Baltic
nation of Latvia, from its declaration of independence in
1918 to 1987. The Red Army invaded and occupied Latvia three
times in seventy years. Its last aggression, in 1944,
resulted in continuing, illegal Soviet occupation of Latvia.
Each Soviet incursion was accompanied by mass killings and
deportations of Latvians, and Soviet authorities sought to
destroy Latvian nationhood by the illegal annexation of
Latvia to the USSR and through measures aimed at eradicating
the Latvians' historical, cultural, and religious
Guidance by Sis. Yasmin.
The Benefits of Saying 'As Salaam Alaikum'.
"And when you are greeted with a greeting, greet in return
with what is
better than it, or (at least) return it equally, surely
Allah takes account of all things." (Source~ Qur'an~
An-Nisa 4:A #86)
"As-Salaamu Alaikum" is a means of immense reward.
A man passed by Prophet(Sal Allaahu Alaihi wa Sallam) while
sitting with others... and said "As-Salaamu 'Alaykum."
The Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaihi wa Sallam) said...
"he will have ten (10) hasanaat."
Another man passed by and said... "As-Salaamu Alaikum
Rahmatullaah (peace be upon you and the mercy of
The Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaihi wa Sallam) said...
"he will have twenty (20) hasanaat."
Another man passed by and said... "As-Salaamu Alaikum wa
Rahmatullaahi wa Barakaatuh"(peace be upon you and the mercy
Allaah and His blessings)."
The Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaihi wa Sallam) said...
"he will have thirty (30) hasanaat."
"As-Salaamu Alaikum" is an aspect of Imaan.
Once a man asked the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaihi wa Sallam)
which aspect of Islam was best.
The Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaihi wa Sallam) replied: "Feeding
and saying salaam to those you know and those you don't
(Source~ S.Bukhaari and S.Muslim)
"As-Salaamu Alaikum" is a means of entering 'Jannah' The
Allaahu Alaihi wa Sallam) said: "You will not enter Paradise
believe, and you will not believe until you love one
Shall I not tell you about something which, if you do it,
you will love one
another ? "Spread 'Salaam' (the greeting of peace) among
"As-Salaamu Alaikum" gets rid of Sins. The Prophet (Sal
Allaahu Alaihi wa Sallam) also said... "When two Muslims
meet (give 'Salaam'), and
shake hands, they are forgiven their sins before they part
with each other."
(Source~ Abu Dawud)
"As-Salaamu Alaikum" is the greeting of the people of
"Then, those that feared their Lord shall be driven in
Paradise. When they draw near its gates will be opened, and
will say to them: "Salaamun 'Alaikum" (Peace be upon you),
done well. Enter and live in it for ever."
(Source~ 'Qur'an'~ Surat Az Zumar 39~ A #73)
Even Allaah (SWT) says "As-Salaamu Alaikum" Allah sends
His Salaam upon the people who believe in Him.. especially
the prophets such
as Nuh, Ibraheem, Ismaeel, Musa, etc.
('Source~ 'Qur'an'~ Surah as-Saaffaat)
Jibreel (a.s) came to house of the Prophet (sal Allahu
alayhi wa sallam)
and Khadeeja was there. Jibreel(a.s.) said... "Allah sends
his Salaam to
Khadeeja." The Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam)
"O Khadeeja, Allah is sending His salaams to you."
She said, "Allah is As-Salaam.. And upon you O Jibreel, be
and upon you Rasulullah be as-salaam." ( Source~ S.
It is obligatory to return the greeting of "As-Salaamu
"The Muslim has five rights over his fellow-Muslim:
he should return his salaams, visit him when he is sick,
attend his funeral,
accept his invitation, and pray for mercy for him & say "Yar
when he sneezes." (Source~ S. Bukhaari & S. Muslim)
We should say "As-Salaamu Alaikum" when we enter our
"When you enter houses, greet (with peace) one another with
from Allah, blessed and good. As such Allah makes clear to
verses so that you understand." (Source~ 'Qur'an'~ Surah
"As-Salaamu Alaikum" is also to be said at time of
The Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaihi wa Sallam) said:
"When one of you joins a gathering, he should greet those
when he leaves them he should salute them, because the first
not better than the last one."
(Source~ Abu Dawud and Tirmithi)
~ 'Salaams' to all ~
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