Jamaat al-Muslimeen International Press Release

From Kaukab Siddique, Ameer: To all seekers of goodness and truth

Freedom for IMAM JAMIL is top of our agenda
(Also, see below text about leadership role of women)

"Cooperate in pious deeds and God-conscious efforts and do NOT cooperate in sin and transgression." (The Qur'an)

Dear believers who follow the Qur'an and the Hadith
Dear Christians who follow the original teaching of Jesus (pbuh)
Dear people of conscience who mourn for human suffering

asalamu alaikum (peace be with you)

I am writing to ask for your support in the good works of Jamaat al-Muslimeen International. We need to work unitedly and with clear objectives and blessed goals in view. Jamaat al-Muslimeen is willing to work with other like-minded independent organizations. Our sincerity in this unity factor resulted in our being part of the November 7 Movement initiated by Imam Warithuddin Umar, Br. Abdul-Mumit, Sis. Motisola Abdallah and others.

Times have changed in new ways since September 11, 2001. Muslims are under tremendous pressure from the American power structure. Hence I call upon members, supporters and sympathizers of Jamaat al-Muslimeen to re-affirm their support and the level of support for our work. Please re-affirm in writing by email or by letter. If you would like to continue to support the work without your name being mentioned, do let me know.

Imam Nadim Ali, imam of the West Side, Atlanta, Mosque has informed me of the latest on Imam Jamil's situation. Please do the following: Monitor the case (starting with jury selection), keep your communities informed, organize teach-ins and prepare for demonstrations. Those with relatives and friends in Atlanta should urge them to attend the hearings.

(For more on the case, contact these activists in Atlanta: Sis. Hedayai Majeed, Sis. Motisola Abdallah and Sis. Khalida Tunkara. Ask me for their email addresses.)
WOMEN's LEADERSHIP ROLE: FROM HADITH: "All the leading scholars of hadith, the later ones as well as the earlier ones, assume with absolute certainty, that the mother of the believers, ‘Ayesha Siddiqa, daughter of the Caliph of the messenger of Allah, Abu Bakr Siddiq, Allah be pleased with him, was among the great SAHABA who were FUQAHA. In fact those companions of the messenger of Allah, pbuh, who were themselves FUQAHA used to turn to her to seek answers to difficult questions of religion." (Musnad Ummul Mumineen ‘Aisha, radi Allah unha, compiled by Jalaluddin as-Suyuti, 911 A.H. Arabic text with translation in Urdu by Wasim Usman Muhammad Usman al-Madani, published Karachi 1993/1413)

2002-01-05 Sat 15:57ct