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13 Ramadan 1442 A.H. - April 25 2021 Issue # 17, Newsletter #1912
Miraculous thinking on Global Ummah and Pakistan as
envisioned by the genius of the Poet Iqbal.
by Kaukab Siddique, PhD
April 21 was the anniversary of Iqbal's passing away. I
received one of Iqbal's great poems, Khizr e Rah, sent by
the distinguished Iqbal scholar Dr. T. who lives in Chicago.
It is in Urdu and very difficult to translate owing to its
complexity and levels of meaning..
Iqbal's poem is probably the best commentary on the Qur'an,
18:60-82 and hadith in Sahih Bukhari, noted by the historian
Ibn Kathir and also by Maulana Maudoodi.
In the Qu'ran, a guide from Allah shows the Prophet Moses,
pbuh, that a human being cannot know for sure what lies in
the future. Our immediate knowledge perceived visually or
scientifically cannot explain how things turn out to be
totally different from what we could understand. Behind
disaster and despair could be prosperity and victory.
Iqbal wrote Khizr e Rah in 1922 and it was published in
1928. Iqbal's genius lies in the fact that he sensed the
emergence of an Islamic state, Pakistan, when the gloom of
British and Hindu hegemony along with the collapse of the
Ottoman caliphate  lay heavy on the Muslim world.
Iqbal emphasized autonomy and the victory of the best inner
self over the apparent weaknesses of the global Muslim
He warns Muslims about the hegemony of the West, the fake
rulers with Muslim names, the slavery wrapped in the blanket
As seen in the life of the Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, genuine
Islam strategizes towards future victories despite everyday
misery and setbacks.
Battles of Badr and Khandaq took place in the strife when
true Muslims seemed greatly outnumbered and victory seemed
[Iqbal was aware of Palestine and Kashmir. Even towards the
end he invited Maulana Maudoodi to move to the area which
later became Pakistan.]
Imran Khan's Two Uturns against the anti-Blasphemy Movement.
[New Trend Report]
PM Imran Khan failed to crush the anti-Blasphemy movement
known as TLP though thousands were arrested and scores shot
down. So, suddenly he announced that he had accepted the
demands of the movement: 1. French ambassdor's removal would
be brought to the National Assembly.
2. Arrested protestors would be released. 3. Police would
retreat from the centers of the TLP. 4. Criminal cases would
The TLP leaders are in prison. The rank and file accepted
the Imran Khan retreat and released the policemen they had
The crowds were volunteers. They went home and then Imran
made his second Uturn. All the promises were put on slow
down and the top leadership cadre would be "processed"
rather than released. The National Assembly is controlled by
Imran and now the PPP [secularist ethnic party] is
supporting him. He is a smooth talker and controls the
media. He is claiming that action against France would harm
Pakistan and not France.
Imran's super trick: TLP would continue to be labelled a
[Unless Muslim communities unite,, they cannot succeed
against a modern secular state.]
Attack on Nuclear Plant.
17 Apr 2021
Iran has said it identified a suspect in connection with a
recent explosion and power outage at its main Natanz nuclear
plant, as talks got under way in Austria's capital to try to
save the country's nuclear deal with world powers.
State television said the 43-year-old man named Reza Karimi
had fled Iran before last Sunday's blast that it has blamed
on archrival Israel.
IT SHOWED WHAT IT SAID WAS A PHOTOGRAPH OF THE SUSPECTED
PERPETRATOR ON A RED CARD THAT HAD "INTERPOL WANTED" WRITTEN
"Necessary steps are underway for his arrest and return to
the country through legal channels," the report added.
Israel has not officially accepted responsibility for the
attack but has imposed no censorship restrictions on its
wide coverage by local media, some of which has explicitly
said Israel's spy agency Mossad was responsible.
The attack at Iran's main nuclear facilities led to a large
blackout and damaged an unknown number of centrifuges.
The prestigious Serena hotel in Quetta was attacked by a
bomber on April 21. He was unable to enter the hotel but the
explosion in the parking lot killed 4 and wounded 12. The
Chinese ambassador could have been the target.
TTP [tehreek e Taliban Pakistan] has taken credit. TTP said
it targeted police and did not mention the Chinese.
[Serena hotels, one report says, are owned by Agha
April 23-25. In Qamishli, Hasakeh province, militia
supporting Assad clashed with local militia. Cease fire has
been brought by Russia.
SOHR reports ISIS attack in the Deir ez Zor desert killing
one Assad soldier and wounding 2. In eastern Hama
countryside, killing 2 militia organized by Russia and
Assad's heavy artillery supported by Iran shelled 6 villages
in southernIdlib province. Also heavy machine gun fire from
Assad trops hit Sahl al-Ghab in north west Hama province.
Attempts to advance by the Assad militias were repelled by
mujahideen groupa [irbid province].
Syrian fighters supporting Turkey fired rocket propelled
grenades and artillery at SDF positions in the Tal Tamr
area, stopping mobilization by the Communist Kurds.
An Iranian oil tanker was hit opposite the city of Banias,
The explosion killed three people.
Conflict continues in Deraa province, Assad's intelligence
Russian bombing continued preventing ISIS advances in the
The Baghdad regime is reporting a series of ISIS attacks in
Diyala province bordering Iran. The regime representatives
are blaming the Baghdad center of not securing Diyala
Meanwhile ISIS has issued a newsletter in English listing
and pledging to erase the boundaries between Muslim
countries and to end all idolatery and Shiism.
Chad [Central Africa]
Debi who had been president of Chad for 30 years was killed
in a clash
with rebels entering the country from the north. This has
damaged the western alliance against Boko Haram and IS.
The regime quickly appointed Debi's son as the new
president. The military quickly abolished the national
assembly and the constitution which Debi had used to claim
that Chad is a democracy!
Western persons in Chad have been advised by their
governments to leave Chad as quickly as possible.
News Within the U.S.
Man Throws acid on Muslim Woman.
[Why are Women Attacked?]
by Sis. Aisha
On March 17th, a man threw acid on a female Muslim college
student in front of her home. Nafiah Fatima Ikram, 21 years
old, said that the burning was so intense it felt like her
chest was being ripped out of her soul! She was taken to an
area hospital for burns to her eyes, face, chest, and arms.
She spent fifteen days in the hospital recuperating.
She is a Pakistani Hofstra University student. Police are
being cautious and not yet calling it Hate Crime. CAIR-NY is
asking the police to investigate this attack as a possible
Nafiah is not sure it is a Hate Crime. She and her family
believe that it was a pre-planned, targeted attack. Her
father is Sheikh Ikram a personal chauffeur for TV Culinary
Personality Padma Lakshmi, formerly married to shaitan
Salman Rushdie. Lakshmi has known the Ikram family for over
ten years and has called on the public to donate to the
family and for help in finding the assailant against
There is a $20,000 reward for information leading to an
arrest. A GoFundMe site has also been established to help
with medical bills and $340,000 has been raised, so far. It
is not known if Nafiah will be able to see, again. Had her
parents, who got burned trying to help her, not been there
she may have died.
There are so many reasons why women are attacked in this
- Spurning a man's affections.
- Displaying confidence and high self-esteem.
- Being an independent thinker.
- She's viewed as too attractive.
- Strong moral convictions, which make kuffar males feel inferior.
- Just telling a man, "No, for any reason.
This could have been a Hate Crime for many different
reasons, not just based on race or culture. There are men
who hate women, too. Hate Crimes against women are a form of
punishment used by insecure, weak men who are unable to
I pray that the culprit in this heinous act is captured and
punished. Men who lash out in this manner are a serious
(Source: Yahoo! News & NBCNews.com)
Remembering Ramsey Clark as a man of rare Principle and Courage.
From a distinguished Critic of the Censorship which Prevails in USA.
Dear Dr. Siddique,
Thank you for your fine tribute to Ramsey Clark in the most
recent issue of New Trend Magazine. When I learned of his
death, I naturally thought of you with appreciation for
organizing that conference in August 2008, at which Ramsey
Clark also spoke, and for inviting me to join you, him and
the other speakers.
(By the way, the text of my talk at that event is posted at
. And, my response
to the ADL smear about the meeting is posted at
I'm also grateful for the opportunity, on that occasion, to
quietly speak for a time one-on-one with Ramsey Clark. Along
with many others, I will remember him as a man of rare
principle and courage.
With gratitude and best wishes,
Invitation to Think
An Important point in Jamaat al muslimeen history.
A Zionist Smear: The ADL Attacks an Islamic Peace Conference
By Mark Weber
Institute for Historical Review
The Anti-Defamation League is a master of deceit. A good
example is the recent ADL blast against a conference in
suburban Baltimore on August 16, 2008, where I was a
speaker. Dedicated to peace and cross-cultural
understanding, the meeting was organized by Jamaat
al-Muslimeen, a local Islamic group.
The ADL, one of the world's most influential Jewish-Zionist
organizations, calls it a gathering of "Far Right and Muslim
Extremists" who found "common cause in their hatred of Jews
In fact, the conference brought together men and women of
diverse religious and racial backgrounds, and a range of
political views, who were united by devotion to peace and
Contrary to what the ADL suggests, no conference speaker
expressed hated of Jews. Instead, speaker after speaker
emphasized the importance of promoting justice, peace and
cross-cultural understanding. Ramsey Clark - a prominent
peace activist who served as US Attorney General in the
Johnson administration -- spoke eloquently about the need
for understanding between Christians and Muslims, and the
dangers of an arrogant and militaristic US foreign policy.
He movingly stressed the importance of justice even for the
vilified and the powerless. Chuck Carlson, a Christian
activist, spoke about his campaign to persuade churches to
embrace the authentic Christian message of peace.
In my talk, I spoke in some detail about the dangerous
consequences of the US alliance with Israel and of the
Jewish-Zionist grip on American political and cultural life.
I concluded with a call for awareness and unity for the sake
of humankind. (
After explicitly speaking against "hate," I emphasized: "We
should not, and we do not, wish harm to any individual
because of his or her ancestry, ethnic background, religion
or privately held beliefs."
According to the ADL, "Weber told the audience that not only
was the Iraq war the result of 'Jewish cabal,' but that the
same 'Jewish cabal' is currently pushing for war with Iran."
In fact, my only mention of a "Jewish cabal" was when I
cited remarks of a prominent Labour Party member of the
British parliament, who said in May 2003: "A Jewish cabal
have taken over the government in the United States and
formed an unholy alliance with fundamentalist Christians ...
There is far too much Jewish influence in the United States."
As it has on many other occasions, the ADL once again
described the IHR as a "Holocaust denial organization." But
as the IHR website explains
), this smear is
"completely at variance with the facts... Every responsible
scholar of twentieth century history acknowledges the great
catastrophe that befell European Jewry during World War II."
In my talk, my only mention of the deaths of Jews during the
Second World War was a single ten-word sentence I quoted
from a speech by Malaysia president Mahathir Mohammed: "The
Europeans killed six million Jews out of twelve million."
Is that what the ADL means by "Holocaust denial"?
Conference speakers, the ADL charges, were "well-known
anti-Semites" and "prominent domestic extremists." For the
ADL and its allies, of course, an "anti-Semite" is anyone
who speaks forthrightly about Israel's inhumane and illegal
policies, or the harmful role of the organized Jewish
community in political and cultural life. As one witty
commentator has put it, "An anti-Semite used to be someone
who hates Jews. Now, it's someone whom Jews hate."
Only by the distorted standards of the ADL and its allies
can the conference speakers be considered "extremists." In
fact, the basic views and values presented at the meeting --
for peace, justice, and unity against war and oppression -
are supported by the vast majority of people of good will
around the world.
The ADL claims to "counteract hatred, prejudice and
bigotry." In fact, the group routinely defends
institutionalized discrimination of non-Jews by Israel, as
well as the Zionist state's routine violations of human
rights and international law.
As I explained in my talk, it's the ADL and its allies who
are "extreme" and out of step with world opinion. But the
ADL's minority view is not surprising, given its arrogantly
ethno-centric mindset. This outlook was candidly spelled out
by ADL National Director Abraham Foxman in an essay
published in the group's monthly newsletter. He wrote:
"...The Holocaust is something different. It is a singular
event. It is not simply one example of genocide but a near
successful attempt on the life of God's chosen children and,
thus, on God himself."
The ADL attack against the Baltimore peace conference is
understandable, because Zionists fear the growing unity and
sense of common purpose by people of diverse political and
religious views who understand the Jewish-Zionist agenda and
what it means for humanity. Given the ADL's track record of
malice and deceit, this latest attack is a badge of
Methodical Repression of Uyghur Muslims. Eyewitness
Account.During the decade they lived in the Chinese region
of Xinjiang, Canadians Gary and Andrea Dyck had a front-row
seat to Beijing's "very methodical" repression of the Uyghur
people, which Canada's parliament and others have declared
to be genocide.
"We saw these things starting to happen and we knew this is
not going anywhere good," Andrea Dyck said. "We started to
see more and more restrictions. Every week there was a new
rule or a new development."
Rights groups say up to one million Uyghurs, a mostly Muslim
Turkic minority with a culture distinct from China's ethnic
Han majority, are now detained in internment camps.
China has strongly denied allegations of human rights
violations, saying training programs, work schemes and
better education have helped stamp out extremism in the
northwest region and raise income.
The Dycks, who are fluent in Uyghur and Mandarin, settled in
Xinjiang in 2007 and ran a composting business for
"We just really enjoyed life, enjoyed being with the Uyghur
people and being accepted and welcomed into relationships
and the culture, and it was a very special time -- until it
wasn't," Andrea told AFP on Friday from their home in
Following violent riots in 2009 that they witnessed,
"traditional Uyghur neighborhoods had started to be
dismantled, people were moved more and more into apartment
buildings, away from their communities," she said.
Targeting of Uyghur culture that Gary called "very
methodical" started with restrictions on Islamic traditions,
and expanded later to include rules on food, clothing, and
The couple said some versions of the Koran were banned, and
eventually all books in the Turkic language.
"In a prominent market I saw a sign posted that said it's
not allowed to speak Uyghur," Andrea said.
"Every single thing became mandated in a way, (people are
told) it's permitted, but then in this way only," she
In 2016, as the crackdown intensified, the couple said they
started noticing an increased police presence, with
checkpoints set up at every major intersection and
closed-circuit security cameras installed all over.
"Suddenly, you had to go through airport-level security just
to walk into a grocery store," Andrea said.
Next came the internment camps.
"As the camps were being built, and people were being taken
away months later, there was no pushback, there was no fight
because there was so much security and they were overwhelmed
as a people," Gary said.
A detention center -- Beijing has termed them vocational
training centers meant to reduce the allure of Islamic
extremism in the wake of attacks -- was even built down the
road from their home.
Gary said a wall around it was 15 feet high, topped with
barbed wire, and monitored by security cameras as well as
"A few of our (then) 15-year-old son's friends were turning
18 soon, and they were fearful because they would be legal
age and they were wondering if they were going to be taken
to these camps next, and so they were actually dreading
turning 18," Gary said
[ excerpted Courtesy Daily Mail.]
Guidance by Sis. Yasmin.
Fasting and Qur'an will Intercede ...
It is narrated on the authority of 'Abdullaah ibn 'Amr ibn
Al-'Aas may Allaah be pleased with him that..
The Messenger of Allaah sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam ( may Allaah
exalt his mention ) said...
'Verily, Fasting and the Qur'an will intercede
for the servant on the Day of Judgment '.
Fasting will say...
'O Lord, I prevented him from food,
drink and sexual desires during the day.
So, please, accept my intercession for him.'
The Noble Qur'an will say...
'O Lord! I prevented him from sleep
at night. So, please, accept my
intercession for him."
Prophet ﷺ said...
"Then, they will be permitted to intercede."
My Salaams To All.
"Never Despair Of The Mercy Of Allah"
Hadith of the Week
Sahl bin Sad, r.a.:
Once the people of Quba fought with each other till they
threw stones on each other. When Allah's Apostle was
informed about it, he said, "Let us go to bring about a
reconciliation between them."
Bukhari Volume 3
Book 49, Number 858
[With thanks to Sis. Kristi]
Political Prisoner Mumia Jamal in Serious Condition.
Special Rapporteurs of the United Nations Human Rights
Council released an April 20 statement expressing "serious
concerns about the treatment and welfare of Mumia Abu-Jamal,
an African-American man who has been in jail for 40 years in
Pennsylvania, and is reportedly shackled to his hospital
bed." The international experts were concerned about
Abu-Jamal's health as he underwent bi-pass heart surgery,
especially the unnecessary suffering caused by deplorable
use of shackles during the operation and recovery. He just
got past COVID-19 and also suffers from cirrhosis of the
liver & a severe skin ailment
The international human rights experts "... call on the
authorities to take all urgent measures to protect the
physical integrity, life and dignity of Mr. Abu-Jamal, in
line with international human rights obligations"
"We also call on the authorities to urgently address
allegations of discrimination, including racial
discrimination, in the medical treatment of prisoners in
Pennsylvania, and to take all necessary measures to protect
the physical integrity and life of all detainees, in
particular older prisoners and prisoners with disabilities
who seem to have been disproportionately affected by
COVID-19," the experts added.
Concurrently, two dozen organizations signed onto an open
letter to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and Philadelphia
Mayor Jim Kenney condemning the third deployment of National
Guard troops in Philadelphia in a year.
As organizers prepared to hold a April 24 protest march in
support of Mumia Abu-Jamal on his 67th birthday and against
the Fraternal Order of Police four-decades-long vendetta
against him, the state's use of National Guard troops seems
"designed to intimidate our fundamental right to protest the
increasingly out-of-control actions of the police themselves."
Du'a and Message from Imam Badi Ali
April 22 and 24
This Ramadan, improve your relationship with your wife and
Eat iftar together. Meal time is an excellent time to share
your day with your family. The iftar and suhoor table should
be a time where open communication takes place.
Encourage and praise your wife and children.
Show appreciation. A simple "thank you" goes a long way.
Showing appreciation of family members makes them feel
May Allah(swt) bless us all with his protection - Ameen
This month we need to be more patient with one another
especially with our family members!
Eating ifttar together is a fantastic time for the whole
family to enjoy time with one another.
It's also important to make time for the family to worship
In the digital age, it's easy to become distracted and
distanced from your family.
Pray or recite Quran together - it's more important than
getting ice cream together.
Make it meaningful.
May Allah increase the emaan in our hearts this Ramadan and after.
Islamic Leader Mamunul Haque and Hundreds of Islamic
Protestors Opposing Modi's Visit Arrested.
19 Apr 2021
Hundreds of members and supporters of an Islamist group,
including its influential leader, have been arrested in
Bangladesh over the past week, officials said, over deadly
protests against the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra
Modi last month for the country's golden jubilee
celebrations of independence.
The protests across several districts in Bangladesh were
mostly led by the Hefazat-e-Islam group, whose members
accused India's Hindu nationalist leader of stoking
religious polarisation and discriminating against
minorities, particularly Muslims, in his country
At least 13 Hefazat supporters died in police firing during
the days-long demonstrations against Modi's two-day visit as
they attacked a police station and other government
buildings, and blocked highways elsewhere in the country.
In the capital Dhaka, they clashed with police outside the
country's main Baitul Mukarram National Mosque during the
On Sunday, the group's joint secretary, Mamunul Haque, was
arrested at a madrasa (Islamic school) in Dhaka's
Mohammadpur neighbourhood, Harunur Rashid, a senior Dhaka
Metropolitan Police official, said.
Haque, 47, faces charges of instigating violence but police
did not provide details on specific cases or whether the
charges stem from Modi's visit
[Al Jazeera. We have kept the language of the report.]
India's Health System Collapsed.
[Source: the daily Hindu.]
Maharashtra accounts for 20% followed by U.P., Karnataka
India recorded 3,34,198 new COVID-19 cases and 2,490 deaths
till 9.30 p.m. on Sunday. The country has so far reported
1,72,85,965 cases and 1,94,800 deaths.
Maharashtra reported 66,191 infections, accounting for 20%
of the new cases, followed by Uttar Pradesh (35,614) and
Karnataka (34,804). Maharashtra also recorded 832
casualties, followed by Delhi (350) and Uttar Pradesh
The figures do not include cases and deaths from
Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Ladakh
and Sikkim. The data is sourced from covid19india.org, an
independent aggregator of daily figures.
Israelis vs unarmed Palestinians clash in Jerusalem. Gaza
groups fire sympathy rockets and are bombed by Israel.
Rocket fire from the besieged Gaza Strip towards Israel
resumed after a daylong pause despite calls for calm from
the United Nations and threats by Israeli leaders to
The move came as confrontations between Israeli police and
Palestinians continued in occupied East Jerusalem.
The Israeli military said it intercepted a rocket fired from
the strip by its air defences late on Saturday. It came a
day after Israel launched air attacks targeting Hamas
positions, which the Israeli army said was in response to rocket fire.
On Saturday, armed groups in the Gaza Strip fired three
dozen rockets into Israel, while the Israeli military struck
back at targets operated by Hamas, the group that governs Gaza.
Hamas did not claim responsibility for the rockets, but
Israel considers the group responsible for all fire
emanating from the territory.
Also on Saturday, confrontations between hundreds of
Palestinians and Israeli police in Jerusalem led to six
injuries and arrests.
The April 18 issue of New Trend reached 90792 Muslims via facebook
including 6384 women with 5603 clicks, the largest number going to Pakistan.
The main articles in it were :
- Ramsey Clark [by Kaukab Siddique]
- Uprising by unarmed anti-Blasphemy movement & crackdown by Imran & Bajwa.
- War News:
- New York [Sis. Aisha
- Moom sighting [Sis. Yasmin]
- Hadith on biggest sin. [Sis. Kristi]
- Du'a by Br Badi
- Turkey Supports Gaza [Anadolu]
- Forced sterilization of Muslim women by China..[From Japan Forward]
Political Prisoners :
Civil Discord Show
2021-04-26 Mon 12:43:15 ct