Dr Kaukab Siddique | Editor-in-Chief ---------------------------------------------------------
Muharram 7, 1426/February 16, 2005 #14
Scroll down to Canadian Muslima, Nadira Mustapha's, Visit to Palestine. [Montreal Perspectives.]
Also below, unforgettable report from Fallujah.

CONGRATULATIONS to Sis. [now Dr.] Yasmeen Salahuddin on her brilliant achievement of the Ph.D. in economics from one of America's most prestigious universities. May Allah give her success in this world and in the Hereafter. [Editor]

New Trend analysis.

With David Irving's research on Winston Churchill's inner cabinet, documentation is now available that the bombing of German civilian populations was cold-blooded, well-thought-out British policy. More than 100,000 German civilians were klled in Dresden alone on Valentine's Day. The British bombing of the open city was followed by American bombers who caught the survivors coming out of their shelters.

Dresden was only one of a series of holocausts committed against German cities. Every population center was reduced to rubble. The Americans took over the Churchillian policy of holocaust and took it to new levels.

All through the war, the allies continued to insist that they were only hitting military targets.

Now move to IRAQ 2003-2004, in particular Fallujah 2004. According to a non-political, medical journal, Lancet, the U.S. air force has killed about 100,000 Iraqi civilians. This figure does not include the genocide in Fallujah, a beautiful Islamic city which was reduced to rubble during the sacred month of Ramadan.

Tens of thousands of civilians were killed by the U.S. air force in Afghanistan as well.

The U.S. however continues to insist that it is only hitting military targets in Iraq! [as it did in Afghanistan!].

Jewish thought processes taken from the Old Testament of the Bible are observable behind these concepts of TOTAL DESTRUCTION of civilian populations. The Churchill documents show that a Jew, Prof. Lindemann, was his very close adviser.

In the U.S. a Jewish group named after AYN RAND, which ostensibly teaches "objectivism," has been OPENLY and BLATANTLY advising the U.S. to DESTROY Islamic cities, "reduce them to dust," destroy the mosques and wipe out all that is sacred to Muslims. Muslims in America and overeseas should be under no illusions: These people hate Islam and your whining that you are good guys won't help you.
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New SECRETARY GENERAL of Jamaat al-Muslimeen. From February 15, 2005 Sis. Karen English has taken over the responsibility of Secretary General. Sis. Karen is an educationist, author and poet. Dedicated to the cause of Allah and the example of Muhammad, pbuh, she works for peaceful transformation of the Muslim community and develops creative ways of opposition to Zionism and oppression. Sis. Karen, an outstanding African-American woman, is the Directror of Jamaat al-Muslimeen's BOYCOTT OF BUSINESSES WHICH SUPPORT ISRAEL. She is famous for a poem about "imam" W.D. Muhammad in which she urged W.D. to break his silence about the suffering of Muslims in Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay and elsewhere. Jamaat al-Muslimeen's was the first voice to rise from America against the horrors of Guantanamo Bay.
Ed. note: Behind the absurd convictions of Lynne Stewart, Ahmed 'Abdel Sattar and Yusry lurks the shadow of a great crime committed by the U.S. government, the solitary imprisonment of a blind man of God, Dr. Omar 'Abdel Rahman, a spiritual leader of Egypt's masses who stood firm against Mubarak's dictatorship and against recognition of Israel. Below we reprint a historic article by our veteran writer, one of the best in America, Edward Miller, which was first published in 1997. Read it: It could change your entire outlook on this issue. For "Muslim" role in sending the Shaikh to prison, scroll down to end of article.

A Political Prisoner In the U.S.: Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman: Never Attacked America.
He was tried by a Zionist Judge and convicted on the Witness of an FBI agent paid $1,000,000


In early 1980 in Cairo, an Egyptian imam, or holy man, quietly moved from mosque to crowded mosque, preaching the tenets of Islam while also condemning the on-going corruption of his government. Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, a Ph.D. from Al-Azher University, was denouncing the plundering of Muslim lands in Palestine, as well as President Mubarak's treachery in cooperating with Israel and the U.S. to support repression of both the Palestinian and his own people. The Sheik commanded his followers to stand up against "a military dictator whose prison brimmed with 70,000 of the nation's best sons and daughters" in a regime where ideas were being censored by Egyptian thought police. The sheik also beseeched his people to stop the looting of their country by Western banks and corporations whose profits and way of life both drained the natural resources and morally corrupted the culture of Egyptians.

Sheik Rahman had been jailed by Mubarak for his preachings in the early 1980s, released in 1984 only to be imprisoned again in 1985, 1986 and 1989. At each trial he was acquitted of wrong-doing, and he continued preaching to advocate the values of Islam and protest against government corruption. When Sheik Rahman decided to travel to this country, Egyptian foreign minister Amar Moussa and U.S. ambassador to Egypt, Robert Pelletreau, connived together to have him arrested under the pretext of "violating immigration laws." The Zionists, including Senator Alphonse D'Amato (D-NY) and Assemblyman Dov Hikind (NY), made it their personal business to reinforce the indictment. Egyptian secret police spy Emad Salem was sent to the U.S. with specific instructions to keep close tabs on his activities. After some months of imprisonment in solitary, this blind and diabetic cleric was finally brought to trail in what was to become one of the most corrupt legal procedures in U.S history.

The sheik's trial was intentionally corrupted at every turn by America's Jewish organizations. Jury selection began on January 9, 1995, at which time the Zionist media began an assault on that learned scholar and his associates. The day before the jury date, The New York Times led the attack with a defaming article by a man named Bernstein. Prior to this, the prosecution had published excerpts from the scholar's 22-year-old Ph.D. dissertation, taking bits and pieces out of context to bias any potential jurors. Even NPR (National Public Radio) joined in the chorus on January 9 with a lengthy news report by columnist and author Judith Miller who claimed the case against the Sheik "was strong." Most Americans were unaware that Judith Miller is a militant anti-Muslim writer whose biased reporting on the Mideast for The New York Times and inflammatory book on Muslim countries has received condemnation form scholars and writers the world over.

At the beginning of the trial, the sheik's lawyers had demanded the strongly-biased Zionist Judge, Michael B. Mukasey, recuse himself from the trial. Mukasey refused. (Federal Law, Title 28, Section 455(a) requires a sitting judge to recuse himself from any trail where his impartiality might reasonably be questioned.) Mukasey was a committed Zionist, a long-time supporter of Israel. His wife is also a Zionist.

Sheik Rahman was then denied the lawyer of his choice by Judge Mukasey, and when he then asked the court to permit an expert to explain the practices of Islam to an ignorant American jury, he was refused this due process. Eventually, on January 17, 1996, Sheik Omar Abdul Rahman was sentenced by a Jewish judge of strong Zionist leanings to imprisonment for life "plus 65 years." The extra 65 years were added under the court's Count #3: Conspiracy to murder Hosni Mubarak (Egypt's president).
Those 65 years added to the sentence were related to the "conspiracy theory," and the judge's interpretation of conversations Sheik Rahman had had with supposed international terrorists and were largely based on the inflammatory and largely fictitious documentary, Jihad in America, produced by a Zionist Jew, Stephen Emerson, and shown nationwide on PBS. Both the prosecution and the judge employed guilt by association in their judgment.

The Sheik was NOT sentenced for implication in the World Trade Center bombing; however, phone calls to the Sheik by Muslim defendants in that case had been presented and even accepted as evidence without the court ever providing to the jury translations of those conversations.

The conspiracy theory was supposedly supported by the testimony of Abdo Haggag, an Egyptian, who quoted an unrecorded conversation he allegedly had with the Sheik. He delayed more than a year before reporting it to the police. At the trial, Haggag admitted under oath to having received $100,000 for his testimony, plus another $60,000 for his children.

After receiving his lifetime sentence, this elderly, sick and blind sheik, standing before the Jewish judge, spoke quietly and at length in Arabic. He pointed out the on-going "historical junction" at which "the spiritual power of Islam was confronting the military/material juggernaut of a Zionist White House." Sheik Rahman continued, debunking the prosecution's theory that he heads an international terrorist organization. He emphasized that he was sequestered in a jail in Cairo in the early 1980s at the time the so-called "international terrorist group" was allegedly being formed.

Judge Michael Mukasey was visibly irritated by the Sheik's remarks, and interrupted the scholarly cleric repeatedly and rudely, finally remarking that "religion has nothing to do with the case." Columnist and author Edward C. Coughlin, Jr., noted in an article in New Trends (January/February '96): "Since the days of the 'Star Chamber' proceedings in England, governments have used the conspiracy laws to destroy their political enemies. In an America controlled by the Zionist Gang, a decision was made at the highest level to "get Sheik Rahman... The evidence against the sheik which took nine months to prosecute was purely circumstantial and built on the most dubious kind of foundation. His trial in Zionist-dominated New York City in front of a card-carrying Zionist jurist and in a society swarming with an Islamic-bashing media and pro-Zionist tabloids and news readers, guaranteed his ultimate conviction."

Coughlin continued: "One of the counts in the indictment against the blind sheik...was a rarely-used Civil War seditious conspiracy charge. A key witness against the cleric...was a government informer...a known liar who had demanded one million from the FBI to entrap the sheik and his co-defendants." Even the highly-prejudiced Washington Post, an establishment mouthpiece, was forced to state in an editorial after the guilty verdict was announced that aspects of the trial worried it." The Post said: "conspiracy trials are troublesome because they enable prosecutors to link a number of people, some of whom are only tangentially connected, to one of the events cited in the indictment, and put everybody on trial together. There are special reasons when the defendants, like Sheik Rahman, already foreign-born, are more likely to be linked in the jurors' minds to the stereotype of an international terrorist."

Coughlin adds: "The sheik was unpopular because the Zionist press had already done a hatchet job on him... It is clear that the U.S. government was used by an alien element, the Zionists, to wrongly target him for persecution. Justice demands that his conviction be overturned on appeal."

Not only was the trial of Sheik Abdul Oman Rahman a long and terrible ordeal for this blind, aged cleric, but his imprisonment continues to be deliberately cruel and physically threatening. In the U.S. Federal Prison Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, since October, 1995, he is totally isolated from fellow prisoners. Amnesty International reported that Dr. Rahman, a diabetic, had been subject to deliberate neglect by his guards, who "routinely fail to respond to his legitimate requests for assistance... He has not had his hair or nails cut, nor has he been provided with a change of clothing for several months." He is not allowed to join in Muslim prayers with other Muslim prisoners; he is deprived of his prayer rug and a clock to determine his praying schedule, has no short-wave radio to hear Arabic news (his only language), and is subject to frequent strip searches combining gratuitous humiliations.

Amnesty International points out the U.S. is not meeting its obligation under Articles 7 and 10 of the International Convenant on Civil and Political Rights: "All persons deprived of their liberty shall be treated with humanity and respect for the inherent dignity of the human person."

Many Muslims and non-Muslims plus Muslim organizations both in this country and abroad have joined forces to form the Committee to Free Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman. The legal aspects of this group are being handled by Ex-Attorney General Ramsey Clark's office. Hopefully, the sheik can be re-tried on appeal, cleared of conspiracy charges and allowed his freedom. The dark stain on our federal judicial system, however, will never fade completely.

(Israel's plan to weaken the power of Islam began at Camp David when Egypt was seduced to split the Arab league. Sadat was murdered for his betrayal after which Israel with U.S. help placed a secular, anti-Muslim Mubarak in the presidency. The shiek's imprisonment here is intended to further weaken Islam in Egypt, which explains Zionist interest in his trial.)

Edward W, Miller, MD
March 1997
Ed. Note: supporters of the U.S. government who claim to be Muslims also played a role in sending the Shaikh to prison, among them Siraj Wahhaj of ISNA and Al-Amoudi of AMC. A CAIR representative came on NPR to denigrate the man of God who lives for Allah alone. W.D. Muhammad tried to justify the imprisonment of this great Shaikh who lives the Qur'an and the Hadith and knows them from memory.
Re-Printed at a reader's request, starting with 6 point summary.

Specific Proof That Hadith was Written in the Time of the Prophet, pbuh, and the sahaba, r.a., and not in the third century as Dr. Fazlur Rahman alleged

Question from Sis. N. in Detroit [From a long letter]:

I am originally from Iran, moving to real Islam, Qur'an and Hadith. I read a good book by Fazlur Rahman (Chicago University) but it confused me on some points. He writes, Hadith was written in third century after the Prophet. New Trend's web site says follow Qur'an and Hadith. I am confused please explain why Hadith was not written in time of the Prophet ?

ANSWER by Kaukab Siddique:

My studies show show the following process of Islam: Dr. Fazlur Rahman was influenced by Christian missionaries and Jewish orientalists. He tried to confuse the Muslims of Pakistan about Hadith, with the support of the military government, but was defeated and fled to America where he was immediately given a senior position at Chicago University to teach Islam.

Both the Qur'an and the Hadith were written down in the time of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). The Qur'an is the word of Allah revealed to Muhammad (peace be on him). The Hadith is the commentary, explanation, implementation of the Qur'an by Muhammad (pbuh). Both are interlinked and essential to each other. No authentic Islamic scholar has ever tried to say that Hadith is not necessary or was written later.
The people who wrote down the Qur'an, on bits and pieces of materials, were the SAHABA or companions of the Prophet (pbuh). Paper and printing were not available at that time. So, people could not go around with printed and bound copies of the Qur'an. Even the collation and putting together of the Qur'an was done by the SAHABA so that the Qur'an became a BOOK between two covers after the Prophet (pbuh) passed away. This great work was done under the supervision of Abu Bakr, 'Umar, Osman and Ali (may Allah be pleased with them all) who were the first four rightly guided Caliphs of Islam.
The same SAHABA also wrote and transmitted the Hadith and made sure that nothing was falsely attributed to the Prophet (pbuh).
The QUR'AN was also MEMORIZED by the Sahaba. In fact few of them had it in writing but many of them knew it from memory. The cross checking of memory with writing was carried out to make sure that the Qur'an as revealed to the Prophet, pbuh, was transmitted to future generations.
The HADITH was also memorized by the SAHABA and transmitted to future generations. Every scholar of Hadith had to MEMORIZE the HADITH from the written collections of the Sahaba and then RECITE IT FROM MEMORY to his/her teacher. Thus an accurate record of the Prophet's , pbuh, life and teachings was enshrined in the scholarship of the Muslim world.

In the era after the SAHABA various kinds of sects arose which tried to disseminate their own versions of the Qur'an. Some of them claimed that Hazrat Ali (r.a.) had received suras of the Qur'an from the Prophet, pbuh, which no one else had. The scholars of the line of Ali (r.a.) and Fatima (r.a.), such as Imam Jafar and Imam Baqir, were able to repudiate these claims because they had the Qur'an both by memory and in writing.

Similarly attempts were made to invent "Hadith." This was a very serious effort by Kings and emperors who wanted religion to justify their tyranny and to creatre a "tame Islam." The problem was aggravated by the fact that various SAHABA had migrated to various cities, and after they passed away, various people could claim that they had heard Hadith from them.
It was in that context that great scholars like Imam Bukhari stepped forward to ENSURE that fabrications did not enter the corpus of Hadith. I think that these scholars were a bit too strict and as a result they sometimes designated as "weak" even those Hadith which were authentic but which would not pass the test of extremely severe scrutiny.
Imam Bukhari and other imams are the ones Dr. Fazlur Rahman was abusing when he claimed that Hadith was written in the third century after the Prophet. Fazlur Rahman really was quite ignorant of Hadith and hence recklessly fell into the trap set for him by Christian missionaries and Jewish orientalists.

WAS HADITH WRITTEN in the TIME OF THE PROPHET (pbuh)? Yes, the evidence is overwhelming. Here is one sample from a prominent companion of the Prophet, pbuh, Abdullah ibn 'Umru ibn al-Aas. It is authenticated by two distinct and separate compilers of Hadith, Abu Dawud in his Sunan (chapter kitabut al-'ilm) and Darimi in his Musnad (chapter on Rukhs fi kitabut al-'ilm):

"Whatever I heard from the messenger of Allah, peace be on him, I would write it down so as to be able to memorize it. Then some in the Quraish (tribe) said to me: You write down whatever you hear though the messenger of Allah is a human being and speaks both in anger and in joy. On hearing that I stopped writing and then I mentioned this to the messenger of Allah. He pointed with his finger to his mouth and said: Write on! By Him in whose Hand is my being, no word comes out of this mouth but the Truth."

Abdullah ibn 'Umru (r.a.) collected the Hadith he had written in the presence of the Prophet (pbuh) in a book titled Al-Sadiqa. Abdullah said: "There are two things I love in life: Al-Sadiqa and al-Wahat." He explained: "Al-Sadiqa is that manuscript which I heard and wrote from the messenger of Allah and Wahat is that land which (my father) 'Umru ibn al-Aas donated to the cause of Allah and which I take care of." [Darimi's Sunan.]
The compendium Tahzeeb al-Tahzeeb tells us that on the death of Abdullah, r.a, the manuscript of Al-Sadiqa was secured by his grandson Shuaib bin Muhammad and then transmitted to the next generation by his son also named 'Umru. THE HADITH WRITTEN BY Abdullah, r.a., DIRECTLY FROM THE PROPHET, pbuh, and AT HIS COMMAND, are to be found in the collections of Hadith which we have today under this chain of narration:

"From 'Umru son of Shuaib from his father from his grandfather."

As Hadith is a very strict discipline, some classical scholars wanted to classify this collection as Mursal because they thought the grandson should have SAT DOWN IN FRONT OF THE GRANDFATHER AND RECITED THE WHOLE COLLECTION TO HIM FROM MEMORY! However, some of the greatest scholars of Hadith, like Imam Ahmad Ibn Hanbal, accept the authenticity of Al-Sadiqa.
What makes Al-Sadiqa's authenticity irrefutable is that it was also transmitted by OTHER STUDENTS of 'Abdullah (r.a.) who had nothing to do with his grandson.
So, don't let anyone tell you that Hadith was not written in the time of the Prophet, pbuh.

FINALLY, spend a couple of months in trying to understand this verse of the Qur'an. It will help you to understand why the Hadith is essential and ALWAYS goes with the Qur'an:

"The Prophet is closer to the believers than their own selves, and his wives are as their mothers. [33:6]
Horror and Heroism in Islam's Stalingrad

An eyewitness account of the siege of Fallujah

by Dahr Jamail

Horror stories including the use of napalm and chemical weapons by the U.S. military during the siege of Fallujah continue to trickle out from the rubble of the demolished city, carried by weary refugees lucky enough to have escaped their city.

A cameraman with the Lebanese Broadcasting Corp. who witnessed the first eight days of the fighting told of what he considered atrocities. Burhan Fasa'a has worked for LBC throughout the occupation of Iraq.

"I entered Fallujah near the Julan Quarter, which is near the General Hospital," he said during an interview in Baghdad. "There were American snipers on top of the hospital shooting everyone."

He nervously smoked cigarettes throughout the interview, still visibly shaken by what he saw.

On Nov. 8, the military was allowing women and children to leave the city, but none of the men. He was not allowed to enter the city through one of the main checkpoints, so he circumnavigated Fallujah and managed to enter, precariously, by walking through a rural area near the main hospital, then taking a small boat across the river in order to film from inside the city.

"Before I found the boat, I was 50 meters from the hospital where the American snipers were shooting everyone in sight," he said. "But I managed to get in."

He told of bombing so heavy and constant by U.S. warplanes that rarely a minute passed without the ground shaking from the bombing campaign.

"The Americans used very heavy bombs to break the spirit of the fighters in Fallujah," he explained. Then, holding out his arms, he added, "They bombed everything! I mean everything!"

This went on for the first two days, he said. Then on the third day, columns of tanks and other armored vehicles made their move. "Huge numbers of tanks and armored vehicles and troops attempted to enter the north side of Fallujah," he said. "But I filmed at least 12 U.S. vehicles that were destroyed."
[EXCERPTED] [To be continued, inshallah.]
Montreal Perspectives By Jalaluddin S. Hussain

Canadian Muslims for Jerualsem's Visual presentation: impressive and emotive!

Nadira Mustapha, Outstanding Muslim Canadian Woman

Nadira Mustapha's visual presentation entitled, "Al-Quds, as the barometer of the Muslim Ummah",was an impressive and emotive experience. Held on Sunday, February 6, 2005, at the Concordia University Hall Building, in downtown Montreal, it was an eye-opening account of her trip to the Occupied Territories, in the Winter of 2003. While basing herself in the West Bank, she travelled to the refugee camps, hospitals, mosques and churches, in the cities of Jeruasalem, Ramallah, Nablus, Tulkarem, Bethelem and Jericho.

Fullfilment of a dream

It was a fulfillment of a cherished dream for her, because after having already visited Mecca and Medina, she very much wanted to visit the third important holy site of Islam, namely, Masjid Al-Aqsa.

It is, unfortunate and tragic, however, that even after 54 years of Israeli occupation, with never-ending forced expulsions, home-demolitions, land confiscations, harrassments, ethnic segregations, seizure of identity papers and denial of religious freedoms, the militant and martyrdom-seeking Palestinians are still fighting on, this unequal, Goliath-versus-David war.

Nadira Mustapha is a doctorate student in Islamic Law at McGill University's Institute of Islamic Studies and is also the President of the Canadian Muslims for Jerusalem (CMJ) organization.

In order to support the objectives of this pro-active Montreal Muslim organization and to get to know more about it, readers of New Trend are encouraged to go to their website at: www.cmjerualem.org and also give them their feedback, by e-mailing cmjerualesm@yahoo.ca.

What Canadians think about the Palestinian struggle

In the February 2, 2005 column, entitled, "Canadians don't share Ottawa's pro-Israel tilt of Paul Martin's federal government", Jeffery Simpson of the Globe and Mail, expressed his frank opinion about the recent celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the prisoners of Auschwitz. He also mentioned, in his article, about the recernt findings of a Study of Canadian Attitudes Towards Israel, conducted by Government Policy Consultants (GPC), an Ottawa firm, for the recently-created Canadian Council for Israel and Jewish Advocacy. This GPC Study reported, besides other things that, "the Palestinians are viewed as the underdogs and the the Canadians traditionally identify with the underdogs." It is also important to note that whatever the Canadian Jews may believe about the Canadian media, only 11 percent of Canadians really think that the media is biased against Israel, while more than 33 percent believe that the Canadian media is against the Palestinians.

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