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4 Ramadan 1443 AH - March 26 2023 Issue # 13, Newsletter #2012


Free Aafia Siddiqui

Event by Nadrat Siddique

Pakistan Embassy US
3517 International Ct., NW, Washington DC

THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2023 AT 3 PM - 4:30 PM
Duration: 1 hr 30 min

As-salaam alaikom and Ramadan mubarak!

Here is an opportunity to do good during the month of Ramadan. Even though we will be fasting, we there, to stand up for our innocent sister, Aafia.

Please consider attending, and please forward this text to at least one other person. If you are an imam, please announce this event after maghrib prayers. JazaakAllah khair!-

-Nadrat Siddique

Brutal Closing of big Mosque in Raleigh, North Carolina.

It came as a shock to a brother when he recently visited Raleigh. Shaw University which was for decades a welcoming venue for Muslims has closed down the beautiful mosque known as King Khalid Mosqur which was founded decades back with a million dollars from Saudi Arabia
The Muslims are completely barred from entering and have been praying outside on the grass. Some have been ;protesting, carrying placards against discrimination.

The chapel in the same facility has not been closed. So it is a slap in the face for Muslims who want interfaith amity.
The study rooms connected to the mosque have also been closed.

A petition for re-opening the mosque is underway and has a little over 600 signatures but 1000 are needed,

Unfortunately the university is reportedly planning to demolish the mosque and build a market in its place,

[ It is strange that this big move against a place of worship for Muslims has not been reported in the major media although the Muslims in Raleigh are not known for activism or support for Palestine and have been supportive of CAIR.]

Book Review
Turkey, Russia and China could accelerate World's future developments. Amazing Facts via Research.

Muslim World in the New Global Order
By Abdus Sattar Ghazali (California).189 pages. January 2023.)

It's a deeply thoughtful and provocative book. The author has encapsulated just about, all of the issues concerning the Muslim world.

People in Muslim countries who do not see the hostility and cultural genocide emanating from secularist groups who have infiltrated Muslim countries should read the anatomy of Mustafa Kamal "Ataturk' s" regime. He not only erased the centuries old Caliphate but went into the detailed destruction of all the sources of Islam, including Arabic. Ghazali has been thorough in this research

It is almost a miracle that Erdogan has brought up Islam as a major power again in Turkey.

Readers may have heard of a simplistic Turk named Gulen who lives in Pennsylvania. Actually he was a mastermind of intrigue to bring about a hypocritical renewal of "Islam" in Turkey. Ghazali has done impressive research on Gulen's intrigues to subsume Turkey into the American ambit.

Erdoghan successfully destroyed the network, root and branch.

Ghazali indicates that Russia has 600,000 Muslims living there. Russia is slowly moving towards friendship with the Muslim world. Putin is the first western ruler to have spoken out against European attacks on the Prophet, pbuh.

China is investing billions of dollars in the road belts program in Muslim countries. No country has done so much for Africa.

The writer unfortunately does not discuss the fate of the Uighur Muslims in China. But Ghazali is impressive in his discussion of Arab countries and oil with the failures we have seen.I will not give away all the wonderful information in this book.

The chapters on Palestine and Israeli moves are brilliant.

Muslims should wake up from their deep sleep. Read Ghazali. The future depends on whether we will wake up.The most important sub set of the book is that America is retreating from the Muslim world. America is no longer relevant but only as a problem and a headache.

India looking for Sikh Hero stirs up Protest Rallies in Canada
CBC. March 25

Hundreds of people in Vancouver rallied at the Consulate General of India on Howe Street to speak out against the Indian government's activities to find and arrest Amritpal Singh in the state of Punjab.

B.C. residents with ties to India's Punjab region gathered in downtown Vancouver Saturday to wave flags, chant and listen to speeches calling out the India government over its so-called crackdown to arrest a prominent voice in the separatist movement.

The hunt for Sikh preacher Amritpal Singh comes a month after he led a violent storming of a police station, according to international media reports. It's resulted in arrests, restrictions on gatherings, and a blackout of media and mobile internet connections affecting more than an estimated 20 million people.

"We're here to show our dissent, our displeasure against the Indian state for this suspension of civil liberties and violation of human rights," said Moninder Singh, a spokesperson for the British Columbia Gurdwaras Council from the rally on Saturday.Organizers of the protest said Amritpal Singh, leader of social reform group Waris Punjab De, was working on tackling drug use and drug deaths in the state, and the storming of the police station was in response to Sikhs being unfairly detained and treated there.Punjab police allege that Amritpal Singh had set up a militia and was stockpiling weapons and other military equipment.

The Vancouver protest took place at the Consulate General of India on Howe Street in downtown Vancouver with crowds gathering for hours beginning at 1 p.m. PT.

:Punjab is India's only Sikh-majority state, with around 30 million people residing in the region, which is about two per cent of the country's entire population.There is a history of Sikhs advocating for the establishment of an independent Sikh homeland called Khalistan.

In Hindu-majority India, many say they face discrimination and oppression.Indian authorities deny those allegations.Now though, the Government of Punjab says the crackdown and internet blockages are needed to ensure public safety and prevent the incitement of violence.

Many people, including federal politicians in Canada have criticized the measures as being heavy-handed and a violation of human rights as some people in the Punjab struggle to communicate and access information.

 War News

War News [We report the war news without taking sides.]

Widespread US Air Strikes

March 26, 4 killed 2 kidnaped by ISIS suspects in Palmyra desert. They were searching for truffles to be sold by Damascus regime.

Deraa province. Supporter of Assad army injured by gunmen. Assad intelligence officer killed by gunmen,

Al-Raqqah province. Syrians supporting Turkey fired artillery at SDF [pro US] positions. Damage reported.

Supporter of SDF killed by one of his relatives.

Assad troops fired heavy artillery at 2 villages in western Aleppo countryside.An Assad soldier was killed south of Idlib by Islamic group sniper.

March 24. US helicopters active in attacking Iranian militia in Deir ez Zor as Iranian militia reinforcements arrive.

Bodies of 4 Assad militia found in western Deir ez Zor probably killed by ISIS, Another 8 captured.

March 25. Two Assad troops and one Islamic fighter killed in Idlib countryside clash.

US helicopter attacks killed 16 pro-Iran militia and 3 Assad troops in Deir ez Zor province.

March 24. A drone strike said to be pro-Iran killed an American non-Military worker and injured 5 US troops. US air strike retaliation killed 8 pro-Iran militia. Pro-Iran forces shelled several US bases, near an oil field and two other areas but missed targets.


Setback for Military

Waziristan: March 23. A mujahideen attack killed a Brigadier General and 9 troops,

Earlier Dawn reported three army attacks which killed 9 fighters.


Heavy fighting continues around and in Bachmut, Key points have been captured by the Russians.

Reports indicate that both sides have executed scores of prisoners.

Ukraine says it is running out of ammunition,,


Jamaate Islami Offers Refuge to Imran Khan.
Peaceful Rally is the right of all groups.
Urges Release of Islamic leader in Gwadur

by Qaiser Sharif

LAHORE: March 25: Jamaat-e-Islami Emir Sirajul Haq has said that the refusal of the government and the Election Commission of Pakistan to accept the Supreme Court decision on Punjab polls is the violation of the Constitution.

The consequences of the situation could be dangerous, he warned while addressing a press conference at Mansoorah on Saturday.

The PDM and the PTI must hold ceasefire and all the stake holders should sit together to develop consensus on the national polls, he said, adding the fight between the two sides was leading the county towards martial law.

He said the people must be given a chance to elect their representatives in a free and fair manner.

He condemned the Punjab caretaker government on creating hurdles in the way of the PTI rally at Minar-e-Pakistan, saying the caretaker set up was virtually posing as the part of the PDM government. Every political party, he said, had the right to hold peaceful rallies. To a question, he said, if the former prime minister Imran Khan or any other political leader were not feeling safe in their homes, they could live at Mansoorah which was a peaceful place.

The JI chief said the fight between the PDM and the PTI took the country to the closed alley. He said the current government performance of 11 months was almost zero. The poor were burning in the fire of inflation, he said, reminding the PDM and the PTI about their rallies against inflation before coming to power in April. Haq said the unity government badly failed to provide relief to the masses. Five poor persons died in the queues of flour, he said, asking the government to bring down the prices of food items at least during the holy month of Ramzan. He said the IMF dictates the government on every matter of national importance and global lender had virtually taken control of the national economy.

He demanded the immediate release of the Gwadar Right Movement leader Maulana Hidayatur Rahman Baloch, asking the government to address the demands of the people of the port city. He asked the ECP to complete the local government polls in Karachi, warning the Sindh government and the PPP against the hurdles in the poll process. He said the JI had started the election campaign from March 23.

Guidance from Sis. Yasmin

'Assalam Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh'

*Virtues Of The Month Of Ramadhan

*PROPHET ﷺ First Khutbah!

'O Muslims, Fear Allah and Obey Him,I give you glad tidings as the month of 'Ramadan' is approaching, This is the month in which the 'Qur'an' was revealed as a guidance for mankind, as well as a clarification and differentiation between truth and falsehood !During this month, the Gates of Mercy are opened and the gates of hell are sealed.Satan and all other jinn are chained during this blessed month.Rewards for good deeds performed in this month are multiplied ! sins are forgiven and supplications responded to and answered.It is the month of Perseverance, Mercy, Compassion and Charity.~Salman Al-Farsi ~ [may Allah be pleased with him] reported that...

Prophet ~[Sallallahu `Alaihi wa Sallam]gave a speech on the last day of 'Sha'ban',and said...'O people , you are being approached by a great and blessed month, a month which contains a Night that is better than One Thousand [1000] months !Allah made fasting within it an obligation,and made praying on that night an optional act of worship.he who performs any righteous voluntary act within it, will be rewarded like one who doesan obligatory act at any time other than during 'Ramadan'...{!}

'he who performs an obligatory act of worship within it will be rewarded like he who performs Seventy [70] acts of worship at any time outside this month ! ['Alhamdullilah']

It is the month of Perseverance and perseverance is rewarded with'Jannah'~{Paradise}!It is the month of compassion,in which the sustenance of a believer increases !'he who feeds a fasting person within this month has his sins forgiven and he will be protected and released from the hell fire.he also gets the reward of that person's fasting without decreasing the reward of the fasting person.'Then the companions...[may Allah be pleased with them] said...

'O messenger of Allah, not all of us can ﷺ find the extra food needed to feed another fasting person'.So Prophet [Sallallahu `Alaihi wa
Sallam] responded...

'Allah will give you the reward of feeding a fasting person even if you were to give him just a sip of milk, a date,or a sip of water...{!}he who feeds a fasting person until he is full,Allah will make him drink out of my river, a sip of which will never allow him to be thirsty until he enters 'Jannah'!Then he continued...'

This is the month the beginning of which is Mercy, the middle part is Forgiveness...and the last part of it is Release from Hellfire.'(Source ~ Al-Bayhaqi).'So, pay attention, may Allah be merciful to you all', pay attention O believers, to the speech of the Prophet{Sallallahu `Alaihi wa Sallam }in which he gave glad tidings of the month of 'Ramadan' to his companions and informed them of its virtues and how the reward of righteous deeds performed therein is multiplied.Indeed, it is a great and blessed month...!

The Prophet [Sallallahu `Alaihi wa Sallam ] said...

referring to the month of 'Ramadan'~'Never has a better month arrivedfor the believers and never has a worse month come to pass for the hypocrites.'(Source~ Ahmad)
Abu Hurayrah, [may Allah be pleased with him] narrated that...

Prophet [Sallallahu `Alaihi wa Sallam] said..."All the (rewards of the) deeds of the son of Adam are for him, (he is aware that) the reward of performing them will be multiplied by ten (10) to seven-hundred (700) times...!Allah {Azza Wa Jal} has said...'Except for fasting, as it is for Me. I shall reward it !(i.e. I will decide what the reward will be)This is because the fasting person leaves his desires, food and drink purely for My sake.'

The fasting person has two [2] times of great pleasure...! once when he breaks his fast and the other when he meets his Lord !The smell emanating from the mouth of a fasting person is better in the scale of Allah than the smell of Musk ".(Source~ Ahmad)

The Prophet ~[Sallallahu `Alaihi wa Sallam] referred to 'Ramadan' as the 'month of perseverance' due to the necessityof perseverance and patience during this month.Due to this, as well as the suffering from the pain of hunger, thirst and weakness of the body due to fasting.

'Abdullaah Ibn'Umar [may Allah be pleased with him] reported that~

Prophet [Sallallahu `Alaihi wa Sallam]said...'No one knows the reward offasting except Allah'. (Source ~Al-Bayhaqi)

The reward for righteous deeds varies due to different reasons, for example, due to the sanctity of specific places such as 'Makkah' and 'Medina'.The Prophet [Sallallahu `Alaihi wa Sallam] said: 'Praying in my 'Masjid' is one thousand times[1000] greater in reward than prayer elsewhere -except for 'Al-Masjid Al-Haram' [in 'Makkah'][Source~ S. Bukhari] Among the virtues of this blessed month is that the reward for good deeds is multiplied by up to seven hundred times, for those who purify their intentions and perform their actions purely for the sake of Allah - !such as those who spend in charity from their wealth, provided that their wealth comes from lawful means. {Allah only accepts charity which is from 'Halal' (lawful) means...!} The Prophet [Sallallaahu `Alaihi wa Sallam] said---

'Allah accepts charity with His right hand and then increases it in reward for the person giving it, just like one of you raises his colt, until the reward for it becomes the size of a mountain'. (Source~ Bukhari & Muslim)

Anas ibn Malik, [may Allah be pleased with him] narrated that --- The Prophet [Sallallahu `Alaihi wa Sallam] said--- 'Charity extinguishes the anger of the Lord and protects the giver of it from an evil end'.(Source~ Tirmithi)

~MY 'SALAAMS' TO ALL~ Y a s m i n. *******************************************
"All that is on earth will Perish. But will abide {Forever} the Face of thy Lord, full of Majesty, Bounty and Honor"{'Qur`an'- Surat Al-Rahman-55~ A # 26-27 }

 Dr Kaukab Siddique


by Kaukab Siddique, Ph.D

Did the Prophet, pbuh, and the Sahaba, r.a., pray taraweehs?

Think of how different is our "Islam" from that of Muhammad, peace be on him.

"Many a person gets nothing out of fasting except hunger and thirst." [Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, Hadith in the Sunan of ibn Majah, chapter on Siyam.]

Is there any hadith from Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, which says we should pray taraweehs, 22 rakahs or 8 or 12 or any other number?

Is The word taraweeh used in the Qur'an and the hadith? I can see tahajjud. I can see qiyam al-layl, but these are not specifically related to Ramadan.

If the Prophet, pbuh, had been praying taraweeh, how could he have fought the battle of Badr? How could he have conquered Makka? Both of these history making events took place in the life of the Prophet, pbuh, during Ramadan. I have checked all the hadith sources about these two events and there is absolutely no reference to taraweeh.

When Ayesha, r.a., died, it was Ramadan and all the women of Madinah came out at night for her burial. Again there is no reference to taraweeh.

Narrations from others than the Prophet, pbuh, do not constitute the essential texts of Islam. Only the Qur'an and the authentic hadith are absolutely essential to Islam. There are narrations which claim that Umar, r.a., and Ali, r.a., not only prayed taraweehs but organized them. The problem is that Umar, r.a., was involved in the biggest jihad movement in Islamic history which involved just about all the sahaba and brought about the downfall of the two superpowers of that time. The details of this tremendous struggle are available in all the earliest Islamic history books. NONE OF THEM mention taraweehs.

Great numbers [perhaps all] the sahaba were involved in this struggle, directly or indirectly. NONE OF THEM nor any of the new converts to Islam are quoted as saying that "we are missing taraweeh prayers owing to these battles."

The authentic hadith do mention the Prophet, pbuh, praying extra prayers after Isha' during Ramadan THREE times. When he noticed that people were gathering to make it into a congregational prayer with him, he stopped.

Now look at our ummah's condition: When Bush bombed Afghanistan in 2001 during Ramadan, even General Musharraf the traitor was worried that Pakistani Muslims would be riled up. However, nothing happened because Pakistanis were busy praying 22 rakats of taraweeh prayers [Hanafi fiqh]. Bush kept on bombing, secure in the religious immunization of Pakistan.

The same happened with the bombing of Fallujah in Iraq during Ramadan which reached its peak during laylatul qadr, the holiest night in Ramadan. The Iraqi imams used the loudspeakers of the mosques in Fallujah to call the people to jihad, not to taraweeh. The Iraqis fought to the bitter end in Fallujah. The rest of the Muslim world did not respond. They were busy praying taraweehs.

Look at Somalia today. Almost four million Somalis are homeless. Nearly 400,000 children are facing death through malnutrition and disease. Should we be praying taraweehs or should we be mobilizing humanitarian support for the Somalis?

The way Muslims eat during iftar after each fast is a shame and a disgrace. Huge quantities of food and drink are guzzled. What kind of Islam is this? Even those who do not carry out obligatory [fard] prayers are busy praying taraweeh. The Prophet, pbuh, and the sahaba, kept awake during the day in Ramadan. We sleep during the day and pray taraweeh at night!

"...Among the proprieties of fasting is that the person should not sleep much during the day but rather stay up so that he might feel the pangs of hunger and flames of thirst and become conscious of the weakness of the flesh, with the result that one's heart would be cleansed and purified." [Imam Ghazzali's kitab Israr al-Saum, translated by Faris.


March 24

Newark, Delaware.

Six Page document to 50 people

Biggest ever Crowd at first juma this Ramadan.
Almost all the people seemed to be immigrants from Muslim countries.

A critic said, this is the brain drain which is leaving our countries in bad shape and is enriching America.

The khutba was on taqwa related to fasting.

The 6-page jamaat al-Muslimeen document taken from New Trend was as follows:

Political Prisoners :

Civil Discord Show

Outreach by Facebook

New Trend of March 12 reached 3057 Muslims by facebook

Same content as in Newark, Delaware,

Web site info will be in the next issue, inshaAllah.


Uganda has denounced all lgbtq activity. The parliament unanimously clamped down on any homo activity. The big move came out of the main mosque's khutba,

USA is threatening Uganda with sanctions,

Kenya has also moved against homos but only if they do it in public.

Ghana is also strongly against lgbtq,

Across Muslim Africa there is united stand against Transgender and entire lgbtq stuff,

It is considered cultural imperialism coming from Europe and USA.

2023-03-27 Mon 12:53:28 GMT/UTC/Zulu