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30 Shawwal 1443 AH - May 21 2023 Issue # 21, Newsletter #2020

Occupied Pakistan and its Failed People
Dr. Firoz Mahboob Kamal

The Army occupation

Pakistan is under the brutal occupation of its own Army. The occupation started in 1958 and continues in its overt and covert forms. Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif came to power only as the protegee of the Army Generals like Ayub Khan and Ziaul Haque. The Army has repeatedly shown its incompatibility against democracy, justice, and basic human rights. Every attempt of civilised rule in Pakistan was dismantled by the Army. The Army has developed a brutal khaki fascism and gave birth to Punjabi tribalism.

Such tribalism stands fatally vitriolic to the core concept of Pan-Islamism -the ideology that united Muslims of different provinces of India to create Pakistan. Since such moral disease is infectious, it gave birth to other brands of tribalism in other provinces. As a result, Pakistan stands bitterly fractured along the ethnic and linguistic lines.

The Pakistan Army failed to defend its border against its arch enemy like India in 1948, 1965 and 1971. The part of Kashmir and Gilgit that are now the parts of Pakistan were not won by the Pakistan Army but by the local Islamist mujahids. Such Islamists are now called terrorists by the ruling elites of Pakistan. In fact, in 1948, Pakistan Army hesitated to engage in a war against India to liberate the whole Kashmir. In those crucial days, the head of the Pakistan Army was a British. Thus, it missed the golden opportunity of liberating Kashmir. The Pakistan Army has shown its success only in occupying and persecuting the defenceless people of Pakistan.

In Pakistan, only guns and canons decide the politics. Now these guns are again seen on the streets. Scores of people have already been killed in recent days. More than 7 thousand people are now in prison. So, the Pakistan Army is again in a war on its own people. However, in this war on people, the Army is not alone. They have made a coalition with the most corrupt politicians of the country. Like foreign forces, they are now raiding on people's homes. Even women are being tortured and abused. Since they have guns in their hands, they can do whatever they like. They enjoy full impunity.

The People's enemy

The Army has shown that it has no love for a civilian-made constitution that gives kingmaking powers to the common people. This is why General Ayub Khan threw out1956 constitution to the garbage and paved the way for the constitution crisis that dismembered Pakistan in 1971. Now, the country is not ruled by any constitution, but by the wishes of the Generals. The Supreme Court ruled that provincial elections should be held on 14 May in Punjab to comply with the constitutional requirement. But the ruling clique installed by the Army defied the Supreme Court verdict and survives after the blatant contempt of the court. As a result, the province of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa -almost two-third of Pakistan are now ruled by the unelected cronies of the Army. This is indeed an Army occupation.

The Army repeatedly showed its deep distaste against the independent judiciary. Hence, an independent judiciary no longer survives in Pakistan. The Supreme Court judges stands hostage to the Army. In the past, the Supreme Court judges had no option but to legitimise every Army occupation. So, General Ayub, General Zia and Musharraf didn't face any punishment for their criminal acts of robbery in the republic. They were above law.

The Supreme Court judges also showed their real colour. They are ready to swallow every humiliation and abuse. Their only concern is to receive a fat salary. The contempt of the court applies only to the powerless civilian; the Army and its ruling cronies are immune to it. So, the leaders of the ruling clique could freely ridicule and abuse the judges standing in front of the Supreme Court. And they go unpunished.

The rule of the mercenaries

Pakistan has utterly failed to pakistanise its Army. On 14 August 1947, all the members of the Pakistan Army happened to be the recruits of the British kuffars. They were recruited and trained to serve and protect the imperialist interest of the British raj -not only in South Asia but also in the Middle East. In 1917, these mercenaries went to Iraq and Palestine to fight against the Khalifa and establish British rule in the Middle East. General Ayub Khan, General Yahya Khan, General Tikka Khan, General Niazi, General Yakub and other big icons of the Pakistan Army were among those mercenaries. So, what an irony that Islamic State of Pakistan was ruled by those mercenaries who were raised and trained by the kuffar. Indeed, most of the failures of Pakistan -especially its dismemberment in 1971 owe to these mercenaries of the kuffar.

In fact, on 14 August1947, the Pakistan Army was entirely created by British trained mercenaries. Since then, the Army continued to work as the most secularized institution in Pakistan. The cantonments worked as the protected islands of western secularized culture -totally alien to the culture of the common people. The people were forced to pay for their wine till the mid-seventies. Still now, the poor people of Pakistan bear the expenses for building luxurious residential enclaves in most expensive areas of the capital cities. This is total and brutal coercion by the Army. In no other civilised country in the world, people are forced to pay such heavily for the luxuries of their own Army.

Failures of the people

But the people of Pakistan too have their own failures. The Pakistan Army is not stronger than the US Army or the former Soviet Army. But 240 million people of Pakistan have proven to be weaker than 30 million Afghans. Here lies the real crux of Pakistan's problem. Most of the Pakistani people play a cowardice role. They stay out of politics -the highest ibada in Islam. Politics is the only tool to clean up societies. It is the only tool to enjoin justice and to eradicate the evil forces. Muslims have been labelled as the best ummah on the planet by Allah Sub'hana wa Ta'ala only for this greatest ibada -as revealed in sura Al-Imran verse 110.

This is why Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) engaged in politics and stayed as Head of the State for 10 years. More than half of the companions of the Prophet (peace be upon him) sacrificed their life for that cause. As a result, Muslims could emerge as the number one World Power in the contemporary world. But this greatest sunnah of the Prophet (peace be upon him) doesn't survive in most people's lives in Pakistan. The same is true for other Muslims, too. This is sheer cowardice. And the cowards always pay the penalty by being ruled and persecuted by the worst criminals. Pakistan is an exact showcase of that. Only the brave people deserve freedom, honour, and human rights; cowards are not fit for that. 20/05/2023


Lagos, Nigeria: Defeating Idol Worship

by Kabir Oyemomi

Former Idol Priest Bags Islamic Title

Last Friday witnessed a beautiful transformation as an elderly traditional worshiper renounced his faith in 'Isese' worshipping to embrace Islam at Ogolonto Central Mosque in Ikorodu, Lagos State.

Alh Tajudeen is in his 80,s when he realized he must not die as believer of anything other than Allah, the creator of the the Universe. He called his family members together in the days proceeding the Jummah day and told them that if Allah spared him till Jummah day, he must be taken to the community mosque for him to renew his Shaadah.
The Imam while thanking Allah for the life of Alh Tajudeen added that Islamic honorary title is conferred on the former without delay; Alh Tajudeen should be referred to as 'Jagunmolu Adinni' of Ogolonto ( meaning :The Warlord of Religion). The Imam instructed that the family must be ready for elaborate celebration of the title before the Eid' l Kabir day.

Ironically, the teeming population of idol worshippers in Yorubaland were born as Muslims and you can hardly find them otherwise. This points to the fact that our first Muslims forefathers mixed their Islam with idolatry because it was so difficult for them to throw away what was erroneously believed to be tradition.

The above confirms the importance of young Muslim folks who are tough and determined to destroy traces of idol worshipping. What the scholars admonish them on is to be less arrogant and shun violence while pressing home their points.


Br. Salahuddin's info on Christianity.

Yes, there are a lot of abandoned churches in New York (Black & White). There is a tv show I watch called, "You Live in What?!" The show features residents of unconventional homes, such as stores, schools, banks, and churches.

I find that a lot of churches have gay couples buying them, for some reason. But, the bottom line is that abandoned churches are being purchased and turned into homes.

Salaam,Sis. 'Aisha

Claims of Trump's Collusion with Russia were false. FBI was involved.
Durham report has undermined these fake claims.

[Dear Muslims, we differ with both parties on serious issues but
disagreement does not give us the right to support fake stories. Telling lies and fabricating allegations are prohibited in Islam.]

Key things to know about special counsel John Durham's report on the FBI's Russia-Trump probeFrom CNN's Zachary CohenSpecial counsel John Durham released his final report on Monday in which he casts doubt about the FBI's decision to launch a full investigation into connections between Donald Trump's campaign and Russia during the 2016 election. Here are t he takeaways from the special counsel's report :Durham finds FBI rushed to investigate Trump: The special counsel's office "conducted more than 480 interviews," and "obtained and reviewed more than one million documents consisting of more than six million pages," while also issuing 190 grand jury subpoenas, according to the report.The Durham report, however, relies on many public findings — including problems with the investigation that were detailed in a 2019 investigation by DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz — to question the bureau's decision to open a full investigation, one the watchdog found to be legal and unbiased.And while Durham acknowledges the FBI did have reason to open a preliminary review or investigation, he accuses the bureau of failing to uphold its "important mission of strict fidelity to the law in connection with certain events and activities described in this report."Claims FBI had no real evidence of collusion before launching probe: Durham concluded that federal investigators did not have "any actual evidence of collusion" between Trump's 2016 campaign and Russia before launching a yearslong probe into the matter.That finding was at the core of Durham's most scathing criticism of the FBI's decision to launch a full investigation.Durham knocked the FBI for failing to take several steps before launching the Trump campaign investigations, such as interviewing relevant witnesses, reviewing its own intelligence databases or using "any of the standard analytical tools typically employed by the FBI in evaluating raw intelligence."He suggested that if the FBI had taken those steps, it would have found that US intelligence agencies did not have any evidence tying Trump to Russian leadership officials.FBI failed to corroborate Steele dossier allegations: The report is critical of the Steele dossier, the explosive document that had been used by the FBI to bolster its case for probable cause to secure surveillance warrants against a former Trump campaign adviser.Crossfire Hurricane investigation "did not and could not corroborate any of the substantive allegations" contained in the controversial Steele dossier, which was used by the FBI to obtain a FISA warrant, Durham found.Witness testimony exposed the FBI's overreliance on the dossier as it sought court approval to wiretap a former Trump campaign adviser in 2016. Other FBI officials described rookie mistakes that undercut the bureau's brief inquiry into a possible Trump-Russia internet backchannel. At closing arguments during one of last year's trials, Durham told jurors that "the FBI failed" on many occasions.


Q&A: 'The word Hindu is Arabic. Why don't they throw it out?

' Prominent historian Irfan Habib tells Al Jazeera that lies and falsehoods are being glorified in textbooks by India's right-wing government.Indian historian Irfan Habib is a globally renowned authority on the Mughals [Anupam Tiwari/Al Jazeera]By Nehal AhmedPublished On 10 May 202310 May 2023 Aligarh, India -

India's Hindu nationalist government has removed chapters on centuries of Muslim rule in the subcontinent, including those of the Mughals, from some school textbooks.

The government, led by the right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has also removed references to the contribution of Muslims in the country's freedom struggle against the British colonial rulers.

What India's right-wing gov't is erasing from school textbookslistIndia's textbook purge: Why is Modi so scared of history?list 3 of 4To edit Muslims out of India's history is to deny them a futurelist 4 of 4Politics of ruin: Why Modi wants to demolish India's mosquesend of listIn the textbooks revised by a government-run educational body, ancient India has been glorified, often without the support of historical facts.Historians say the revision of school textbooks is a part of the BJP's Islamophobic project to deny Muslims their place in India's history.Al Jazeera spoke to historian Irfan Habib, a globally renowned authority on Mughal history, to understand the BJP's project of rewriting history and the impact it will have on knowledge dissemination in the South Asian country - home to 200 million Muslims.

Al Jazeera: Why is the BJP removing Mughal and other Muslim rulers from school textbooks?Irfan Habib: Well, it's not only [about] removing the Mughal rulers. They are actually trying to communalise Indian history by either removing or denigrating Muslims. But this is only one part of the BJP project, the other part is not only omission but myth-building.

Al Jazeera: Can you talk about the recent changes in school textbooks in India?

Habib: In the ancient Indian history syllabus recommended by the UGC [University Grants Commission, the body that governs the universities in India], the caste system is omitted from history. It claims Muslims introduced the caste system during the medieval period.Sign up for Al JazeeraWeek in the Middle East, virtue is to be credited to ancient Indian civilisation.It is not simply bias, but lies and falsehoods are being glorified. This Aryan business is just like the Nazis.

, India is supposed to be the original home of the Aryans. It declares that Aryans went from here to civilise the world.Historians must prove by establishing facts, they can't manufacture facts. You can't create an Aryan race. And this is an insult to Sanskrit, because actually in earlier Sanskrit text, Arya is an area in Iran. Iran is plural of Arya. Actually, Iran means [the land of] Aryans.Now you make Aryans into a race, like Hitler did. Ancient Iranian and Rig Vedic Sanskrit are very close, they are sister languages. Arya means a very respectable and noble person, it doesn't mean the race. From there onwards, you see it's not only anti-Muslim, it's anti-reason.

Al Jazeera: Can you talk about the Indian knowledge system and how it is being now framed by the Hindu far right?

Habib: I recognise that historical sources are such that they can have a Hindu communal interpretation, Muslim communal interpretation, and you can have a Marxist interpretation.When the Organiser [magazine published by far-right Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the BJP's ideological mentor] published an article saying that Maan Singh built the Taj Mahal, historian Ramesh Chandra Majumdar wrote to them, saying "I won't read your paper now and you are not entitled to publish any of my articles". Majumdar came from the Hindu communal school of historians, but nevertheless, he was a professional and did not accept any unproven fact, whether for ancient or medieval India.

Excerpted. Thanks to Dr. Firoz Kamal

Northeastern India.

"Nothing but ashes left.."

Hindus Attacking Christians & Facing Retaliation

Imphal, India - Chiinlianmoi lies stretched at a government hospital in Churachandpur district of India's Manipur state, struggling to move her body as doctors treat a bullet wound in her left thigh.

The 26-year-old looks visibly distraught as she narrates to Al Jazeera the tales of violence she witnessed earlier this month after ethnic riots broke out in the remote northeastern state.

On May 5, Chiinlianmoi was at her aunt's home in Manipur's Lamka town when a crowd gathered outside their residence and attacked it.

"The entire house was burned down. Nothing is left there but ashes," Chiinlianmoi told Al Jazeera.

"I thought women would be spared but the mob were in a mood to kill whosoever came their way," she added, pointing to a bullet wound on her thigh.

At least 60 people have been killed and more than 250 others injured since violence broke out in Manipur between the members of two ethnic groups, Kuki and Meitei, on May 2.

More than 1,700 buildings, including churches and Hindu temples, were burned during the ethnic violence that has displaced approximately 35,000 people.

The violence broke out after the Kukis began their protests against an order passed by the Manipur High Court directing the state government to consider including the Meiteis in the list of tribal communities in order to grant them benefits under India's affirmative action programmes.

War News

New York

17 May 2023

The man responsible for killing eight people with a truck on a Manhattan bike path in 2017 has been handed eight consecutive life sentences, two concurrent life sentences and another 260 years in prison for the attack that also left 18 others severely injured.

"The conduct in this case is among the worst, if not the worst, I've ever seen," United States District Judge Vernon S Broderick said on Wednesday

The judge cited the unrepentant nature of defendant Sayfullo Saipov who, when given a chance to speak, said the tears of victims and family members in the courtroom were small compared to the blood and tears that those in the Islamic faith have suffered.

Saipov's sentence came after a jury in March rejected the death penalty for the Uzbekistan citizen and one-time New Jersey resident, leaving him with a mandatory life prison sentence for the slaughter of tourists and New Yorkers on October 31, 2017.


New fighting

May 21

Regime air strikes are reported fr the Kirkuk area where ISIS has regrouped (Bas News)ISIS groups are entering Baghdad. Near Termieh, a suburb, three Hashed al Shabi troops (pro-Iran) were killed in a clash with an ISIS group.There was a Turkish air strike on a Yazidi militant group.Iran is urging the Baghdad regime to expel Kurdish people from near Iran.‐


Artillery clashes

Bashar regimes artillery hit areas in Irbid and lattakia provinces. Islamic group Fath al Mubeen answered wirh artillery.

In ain Eissa area, north central Syria, Turkish artillery hit SDF positions.

Three Bashar troops were killed in fighting ISIS.(Deir ez Zor)Warning leaflets against drug dealers have been distributed by Isis.

In Deraa province, citizens have been shooting at Bashar agents.

Protests in Afrin and several other towns agsinst Arab reconciling with Bashar.

Russia captured all of Bachmut on May 20.

Zelenski is not clear on what has happened though BBC is accepting the Russian claim

Both sides have suffered heavy casualties.[New Trend analysis is that as the Ukraine fighting continues, the western powers will not attack Muslim countries.]

The report on a masscre in the country has been rejected by the government as French propaganda meant to denigrate Russia which is now helping Mali.

Guidance from Sis. Yasmin

Always Remember Allah

May 20 at 7:40 AM

'Nahmaduhu Wa Nusalli Ala Rasoolilah Kareem~ `Amma `Baad... ******************************************Fa Aouzobillahi Minash Shaitaannir Rajeem'...'Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim'***************************************************'Asalaamualaykum Wa Rahmatuallahi Wa Barakatahu'
'There is a Polish for everything that takes away Rust ...{!} and the Polish for the Heart is ... The Remembrance of Allah.'
[Source: S.Bukhari]
Al-Bayhaqee relates from Ibn 'Umar [Radiallaahu 'Anhu] ....
PROPHET ﷺ said...
"For everything there is a Polish, and the Polish for the Hearts is the 'DHIKR'... [Remembrance] of Allah....!
There is nothing more potent in saving a person from the punishment of Allah than the 'Dhikr' of Allah." It was said... 'Not even 'Jihad' in the path of Allah' {?}
Prophet [Sallallahu 'Alayhi wa Salaam] replied...
" Not even if you were to continue striking with your sword until it breaks."
[Source:Saheeh: Related by Ahmad (4/352), from Mu'aadh ibn Jabal [Radiallaahu 'anhu].
A Little Note.... The polish for a rusty heart is the 'Dhikr' of ALLAH ! This is because 'Dhikr' is like a polish (which polishes the heart) like a shiny mirror ! when 'Dhikr' is left, the rust returns...{!} But when 'Dhikr' resumes...? then the Heart is again Polished...{!}
~Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya (Rahimahullah) said...
"Doubtless, a heart grows tarnished like brass or silver, and its polish is by remembrance, which may make it shine like a crystal mirror!
So when one neglects the remembrance it Tarnishes....{!} and when he returns it shines...{!}
Since the heart is Tarnished by two [2] things... Heedlessness and Sin... it is polished by two [2] things... Remembrance and asking Forgiveness."
{'Subhan Allah'}
[Source #2~ Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya (r)-The Invocation of God]
My 'Salaams' to all. ****************************** Y a s m i n. ***********************************'Never Despair Of The Mercy Of Allah'*********************************************Say, 'Indeed, my Prayer, my Rites of Sacrifice, my Living and my Dying are for ALLAH, Lord of the Worlds'. {'Qur`an'~Surat Al-'An`am -# 6-162.}*************************************************************Courtesy: This beneficial mail was shared by Sister Yasmin. May Allah Bless in this world & reward her generously in the Hereafter (Ameen Ameen Ameen)

Guest Editorial

For Pakistanis with love.
by Dr. Mahboob A. Khawaja

May 17, 2023
Assalamo-Aalaikum Fellow Pakistanis

Actions speak louder than words. Our nation, our People, our Pakistan is in great stress because of the missing public institutions of law, justice and accountability; highly corrupt systems of political governance and equally important, the most corrupt, irresponsible and unethical leadership running the country. More than 50 Years were stolen from our lifespan by the Five military coups (all individualistic-all had nothing to do with our national interest or nation-building) and its by-products Bhuttos, Zardari, Sharifs and Musharaf - just to name the few.

IMAGINE! what would our present and future generations recall that there were NO THINKING PEOPLE - NO INTELLIGENT PEOPLE to THINK of Pakistan except themselves. Are you waiting to see Pakistan disappear from the global screen - I am sure NOT.

WE, the Conscientious generation of Pakistanis need your thoughts and cooperation to protect Pakistan from further disintegration. I would like you to organize yourselves - the former retired Generals, Admirals, other officials and please take the following actions:
  1. Plan and organize a collective walk and call for an immediate national election (within 90 days) to safeguard our national freedom, security and future-making and that the power be transferred peacefully to the elected people;
  2. Issue a public statement to avert any possibility of military action/ martial law or the Generals supporting the current bogus government of the few;
  3. This appears to be a defining moment in our history to protect Pakistan from any misfortune ( our enemies both inside or outside have working plans to destroy us), therefore, your able presence and action will help to bring a planned change for teh good of the people, nation and Pakistan.
  4. Remember, "intelligent people always readily accept advice": ARE YOU READY TO SERVE THE NATION AGAIN WITH YOUR VITAL PRESENCE?

Yours in unity and peace,
Dr. Mahboob A. Khawaja ;


[Palestine is our Beloved.] [May 20]

The Essence of Running: Gaza 5k
By Nadrat Siddique

So, this morning I ran the Gaza 5k in Washington DC's Rock Creek Park. The race starts on the grounds of the iconic Carter Barron Theatre, and is one of my favorite races. I run with some regularity from the Carter Barron, and it was beautiful to see it nearly over run by Palestinians in kaffiyahs, some of them carrying Palestinian flags. (Usually I encounter mostly Black and Latino youth playing soccer and such, in itself a beautiful sight.)

The Gaza 5k is organized by UNRWA, and benefits Palestinian refugees. The DC version of the race (which is also held in other cities) had turned virtual due to COVID-19, and I'd missed it terribly. This was the first year the live event was rekindled.
In Gaza, Palestinians are crammed into refugee camps with an extremely high population density. These camps frequently lack basic resources, such as electricity and running water, which "Israel," as the occupying power, controls. "Israel" then conducts aerial bombardment of these heavily populated areas, under the pretext that Hamas fighters are "hiding" there. (Where else would they be? They live there.)

As a result, much of the population of Gaza has been terrorized, displaced, and traumatized. It would be difficult to find someone there who DOES NOT have PTSD and other serious mental health conditions. Palestinian children are the worst afflicted. UNRWA's facilities in Gaza provide schooling, mental health care, and other badly needed services to Gazans. At the Gaza 5k, I was thrilled to see a great turnout, with a youthful, energetic vibe. The race seems to get larger every year. The majority of attendees appeared to be of Palestinian heritage, with a smaller number of allies (White, Black, Hispanic, and Asian) present. Race participants ran and walked a 3.1 mile course which was largely downhill on the outbound. Unfortunately, since the race route returns the same way, there is a huge climb on the way back. During one of the last in-person renditions of the Gaza 5k (before COVID), I remembered my father, the editor of the Muslim newspaper "New Trend" and a huge supporter of Palestine, bravely walking the course with his wife. In his late 70s at the time, he completed the course, but not without some effort.
PERSONAL NOTES: Today as I ran, I was still recovering from an annoying bug I'd picked up during a recent trip to Florida to attend a funeral for a member of my extended family. But I would not miss my favorite race for anything. I thought about the Palestinians who, when faced with much more serious ailments, are deprived of all medications, due to the "Israeli" blockade of Gaza. That, from "the only democracy in the Middle East." My cold (or whatever it was) quickly became a non-issue.

I hadn't been training at all, since Ramadan had ended not so long ago (I relax my training during the Holy Month, running only about 25 miles per week, instead of 40), almost immediately followed by the death in my extended family. I even registered very belatedly for the Gaza 5k, totally unlike me. In any event, when I finally did register, it was as a member of Team Jamaat Al-Muslimeen. And our team, in a very short time (less than a week), raised over $400.00 for UNRWA's work in Gaza.

As I ran outbound, I was intimidated by the huge hill I knew I'd face on the inbound. I hoped rather unrealistically that the race organizers had tweaked the route to avoid runners having to tackle that hill (around Mile 2).

They had not. I tried to concentrate on my breathing and form, which helped somewhat. Two or three groups of young, fast Arab men passed me, which made me feel even slower than my (approximately) 8:30 min/mile pace. Then, a young, very fit looking Black woman caught up to me. For some reason, she told me right then and there (shortly before we were about to encounter the monster hill) that "I look beautiful." I thanked her, saying "You do, too," and complimented her on her pace. She ran with me for a short while, before overtaking me. I tried to keep her in my sights, which helped my time. (She later told me I helped her time, as she'd spotted me from afar, and was trying to catch up to me.) We both survived the Hill.

A while later, when the awards ceremony was held, I was surprised to hear my name called. I was #1 in my division, with a finish time of 26:08 (8:25 min/mile pace). Later, looking at the detailed race results, I realized I was #9 out of 334 total women participating in the race. Of the 8 women who finished before me, all were in their 20s and 30s, except an 8-year old and an 18-year old. (I'm now 54.) Amusingly, the 8-year old beat me by two seconds. Alhamdulillah.

The lesson in all this? One need not use age as an excuse for inactivity and a sedentary lifestyle, which will necessarily lead to premature aging. If you fall down (metaphorically), you need not stay down. If you're a Muslim, then the Rasool (SAW) is your example. That includes in the realm of his eating habits (very little meat; instead: grains, dates, nuts, seeds, fruit, etc), and very active life style (he personally participated in running, horse back riding, etc and engaged in military campaigns, which, at the time, were very physical, into his 60s). From Gaza to New York, oppression is pervasive, and we cannot afford to be physically (or mentally) lazy or sedentary.
#Gaza5k #FreePalestine #FreeGaza- - - - - - - - - -It's not too- late to donate to the Gaza 5k. You can do that here:

Islamic Core in Pakistan is Still Strong

[Transgender issue]

May 20
[Hostile paper DAWN reporting.]

The Federal Shariat Court (FSC) has struck down a law aimed at protecting transgender people's rights, declaring that some of its provisions were against Islamic injunctions.Acting FSC Chief Justice Dr Syed Muhammad Anwer and Justice Khadim Hussain on Friday announced the rese­rved verdict on a set of petitions challenging the Trans­gender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act 2018.The Shariat court declared that Section 2(f) (definition of 'gender identity'), Section 2(n)(iii) (definition of 'Transgender Person'), Section 3 (recognition of the identity of a transgender person), and Section 7 (right to inherit) of the act were against the injunctions of the Holy Quran and Sunnah.Detractors have blamed the law for allegedly having the potential to legally recognise gay and lesbian rights in the name of transgender people's rights.


Return to Pakistan. Media Perspectives on Bush's Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

By Kaukab Siddique
200 pages. $15

Includes interviews with the leaders of the Red Mosque and the Women's Seminary in Islamabad.

War News as it happened,

forecasting the return of the Taliban as early as 2003.

Exposes US attempts to re-do Islam.

Political Prisoners :

Civil Discord Show

2023-05-22 Mon 04:59:25 GMT/UTC/Zulu