Dr Kaukab Siddique | Editor-in-Chief ---------------------------------------------------------
Rabi' al-Thani 2, 1426/May 11, 2005 #35
Please scroll way down to Waqf proposal plus Dr. Siddique's khutba on kingship, slavery and the subjugation of women.

Slavery, Racism and "Nazis."

Many Americans think "Nazi" and "racist" is the same thing. They don't realize that 400 years of American slavery was carried out by the Spanish, the Portuguese, the Dutch, the British, the French, NOT by the Germans [certainly not the "Nazis."]

By the time slavery was officially ended first by the British and then by the Americans, all off Africa had been taken over and divided between France and Britain, with smaller portions going to Spain, Italy and Belgium. The only German "possession" was South West Africa [now known as Namibia].

World War II weakened the hold of the colonizing powers in Africa.

Why do Americans equate "Nazi" with racist? Guess who hates the Nazis most? In other words, constant brainwashing goes on to create mental paradigms. Sharon is the biggest murderer alive, but he is honored and invited to the White House. He is not a Nazi. Does anyone dare say: This Jew is a mass murderer and Israel's Jews, backed by International Jewry, are involved in ongoing genocide.
Jamaat al-Muslimeen [2 items]
P.O. Box 10881
Baltimore, MD 21234

Muslim Children in Atlanta Taken without Explanation:

In Atlanta, Georgia,on May 6 and May 9 there were more protests against the taking of two Muslim children by the U.S. government. The Friday, May 6, protest, was right in front of the state legislature in downtown Atlanta to attract the law makers' attention. Glimpses of and references to the protest appeared on two local TV channels.

On May 9, the mother of the two children, Sis. Khalidah Tunkara was herself stopped by the police and almost arrested near the court outside Atlanta.

The government has REFUSED TO GIVE ANY EXPLANATION FOR TAKING HER CHILDREN. It's taking on an Islam-vs-secularism color. The mother, Khalidah Tunkara, WEARS FULL HIJAB and a FACE VEIL. The local authorities seem to think this Islamic image of the mother is unacceptable.

We urge the Muslims of Atlanta to rise up in support of Sis. Khalidah. Let the Imams speak out in the mosques. IF THESE PEOPLE CAN physically TAKE AWAY OUR CHILDREN, whom will we have as Muslims tomorrow?

METAIRE, Louisiana:

SHOCKING Disclosure: Sis. Muhanna, who was murdered in December in her home, and nothing was taken, was a Palestinian, sister-in-law of Palestinian leader Dr. Abdelhalim Ashqar whom the government has been persecuting in a number of ways.
[Recently his bank account was closed without explanation.]

War News:

[From our Media Monitor with brief analysis.]

LIBYA's QADDAFI is sending $600 million to Jews in Israel who over 40 years back were living in Libya.
[FOX TV May 10.]
New Trend reports that these Jews are living easy lives in Israel, funded by the U.S. and International Jewry. Is there any reason why so much money should go to them? The real story is something else.

Our analysis is that this money may well be for the CAPTURE of ABUL FARAJ al-LEEBI by Pakistani General Musharraf at the orders of the U.S. The timing of the $600 million pay out indicates that New Trend's analysis of al-Leebi's arrest was correct. He fled into the Pakistani mountains to escape Qaddafi's wrath. He may well have been organizing the Libyan Islamic opposition.

President Bush made the claim that Al-Leebi was a "direct threat" to the U.S., a patently absurd claim.

Behind the whole show were ostensibly the Zionist Jews for whom both Bush and Musharraf seem to be working. Proof: The Jews got $600 million from Qaddafi, who has claimed for decades that he supports the Palestinians. Just about all the Arab rulers are playing this dirty game. Saddam had to be removed because he broke away.

"insurgents" killed: 100 or 7?

Not far from the Syrian border, by the Euphrates river, on May 9, the U.S. launched 1,000 of its best troops, spearheaded by tanks and supported by the latest jet fighters and helicopter gunships.

The U.S. claims that in the first 48 hours of the offensive, it killed 100 "insurgents." The 100 figure was placed firmly on the top front page of the New York Times [May 10] and from there found its way across the country to numerous publications which feed off the NYT.
[The Baltimore Sun was somewhat cautious and claimed "about 100" on its front page.]

New Trend's analyst went through the major newspaper to see if they could substantiate the 100 figure in any way. Almost identical reports appeared in the Chicago Tribune and San Luis Obispo, California paper. There is NOTHING in the body of these reports to support the U.S. claim.

There are "embedded" reporters with the U.S. forces and they havn't come up with any substantiation either. One incident they report showed that a resistance fighter killed a marine and wounded another before he was killed. There are a couple of other specific reports, which give a total of SEVEN resistance fighters killed with THREE U.S. marines killed and 12 wounded.

Probably, the U.S. has "estimated" that a 100 must have been killed in the bombing and missile attacks it carried out.

A good guerrilla force never meets a heavily armed modern army head on because there is no sensible equation of fire power.


One report indicates that as the U.S. forces prepared to cross the Euphrates to move northwards, an ENTIRE SMALL TOWN switched off its lights to signal to people across the river that the Americans were coming. This signalling continued in other towns as the Americans advanced.

On May 10 and 11, the U.S. made no further claims of losses inflicted on "insurgents" though the offensive continued. Evidently the big push has fizzled out.


Afghans don't know either English or Urdu. The news of the torture of prisoners of war in Guantanamo is just beginning to reach them! On May 11, there were demonstrations in Jalalabad against the mistreatment of Muslims by the U.S. in GTOMO. The demonstrations got out of hand, the police opened fire and two people were killed. [Source Fox TV.] Jalalabad is not pro-Taliban and seldom gets excited about anything.

FIRST TIME IN LAGHMAN: Associated Press reported on May 9 a five hour clash brtween U.S. troops and Taliban in this area 60 miles east of Kabul. Two marines and 2 Taliban were killed in the clash. The U.S. then called in air support and the Taliban fled. The U.S. says 21 more of the Taliban must have been killed in the air attack but AP says these are "unconfirmed."

Pakistani newspapers say EIGHT Afghan civilians, including a woman and a child, were killed in the U.S. air attack.

MULLAH UMAR LAUGHS OFF KARZAI'S "AMNESTY" OFFER: The Karzai clique in Kabul sent an offer of "amnesty" to the legendary Taliban leader Mullah Umar through Sibghatullah Mujaddadi. A spokesman for the Taliban called Pakistani newspapers to ridicule the offer. Sibghatullah Mujaddadi does not understand what's going on, the spokesman said. Mullah Umar will not talk with anyone in Kabul till the Americans evacuate Afghanistan, he said. And even after they leave, Karzai might see the fate of the Soviet puppets after Soviets withdrew. As to the comment of Karzai and General Musharraf that the "Taliban are finished," the Taliban spokesman asked: Who do you think is killing the U.S. troops and Afghan "government troops?" Are they killing themselves?


Looks like New Trend's report, from British Muslims released from GTMO, that a U.S. guard threw the Qur'an into the toilet while torturing a Muslim prisoner, has finaly reached Pakistani law makers.

There was furor in the Pakistani parliament on May 9, as speakers both from the Islamic opposition and the secular supporters of Musharraf condemned the desecration of the Qur'an by the U.S. and called for apology by the U.S.

The fact that Musharraf supporters spoke out indicate the general opposition to America in Pakistan. For their own credibility, they had to pretend that they cared.

Children Held at Abu Ghraib:
U.S. Locked up 15,000 Iraqi Civilians for No Crime

[Excerpts from a report by MATT KELLEY The Guardian Associated Press Writer]

WASHINGTON (AP) - Children held by the U.S. Army at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison included one boy who appeared to be only about 8 years old, the former commander of the prison told investigators, according to a transcript.
"He looked like he was eight years old. He told me he was almost 12," Brig. Gen. Janis Karpinski told officials investigating prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib. "He told me his brother was there with him, but he really wanted to see his mother, could he please call his mother. He was crying."
Karpinski's statement is among hundreds of pages of Army records about Abu Ghraib the American Civil Liberties Union released Thursday. The ACLU got the documents under a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit seeking records about abuse of detainees in Iraq.
Karpinski did not say what happened to the boy in her interview with Maj. Gen. George Fay.
The transcript released Thursday is the first government document indicating that a child no older than 11 was held prisoner at Abu Ghraib.
Karpinski said the Army began holding women and children in a high-security cellblock at Abu Ghraib in the summer of 2003 because the facility was better than lockups in Baghdad where they had been held.
The documents also include statements from six witnesses who said three interrogators and a civilian interpreter at Abu Ghraib got drunk one night and took a 17-year-old female prisoner from her cell. The four men forced the girl to expose her breasts and kissed her, the reports said. The witnesses - whose names were blacked out of the documents given to the ACLU - said those responsible were not punished.
Another soldier said in January 2004, troops poured water and smeared mud on the detained 17-year-old son of an Iraqi general and "broke" the general by forcing him to watch his son shiver in the cold.
On another subject, Karpinski said she had seen written orders to hold a prisoner that the CIA had captured without keeping records. The documents released by the ACLU also quote an unnamed Army officer at Abu Ghraib as saying military intelligence officers and the CIA worked out a written agreement on how to handle unreported detainees. An Army report issued last September said investigators could not find any copies of any such written agreement. The Pentagon has acknowledged holding up to 100 "ghost detainees," keeping the prisoners off the books and away from humanitarian investigators from the International Committee of the Red Cross. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld has defended the practice, saying he authorized it because the prisoners were "enemy combatants" not entitled to prisoner of war protections.

The ACLU sued Rumsfeld earlier this month on behalf of four Iraqis and four Afghans who say they were tortured at U.S. military facilities. Rumsfeld and his spokesmen have repeatedly said that the defense secretary and his aides never authorized or condoned any abuses.
Karpinski - one of the few generals to be criticized in Army detainee reports for poor leadership - quoted several senior generals in Iraq as making callous statements about prisoners.
Karpinski said Maj. Gen. Walter Wodjakowski, then the No. 2 Army general in Iraq, told her in the summer of 2003 not to release more prisoners, even if they were innocent.

"I don't care if we're holding 15,000 innocent civilians. We're winning the war," Karpinski said Wodjakowski told her. She said she replied: "Not inside the wire, you're not, sir."
[Friday March 11, 2005 5:31 AM ]
One of a series of revolutionary Khutbas:

Most Muslims do not Study Qur'an & Hadith. Cut off from Original Islam by the triple evils of Kingship, Slavery and the Subjugation of Women: Abu Hanifa, Malik, Shafii etc did not Form Schools of Fiqh Named After Them.

Dr. Kaukab Siddique gave the Juma Khutba at Masjid al-Madinah in Baltimore on April 29, 2005. The following are its main points: -------------------------------------------

PROPOSAL for a WAQF to help Sisters but through Male Relatives

Muslim Men, a Problem for Us to Solve

In the name of Allah the Beneficent the Merciful

Assalaamu Alaykum, Brothers -

Brothers, Muslims are faced with many challenges these days. (Allah t'ala is truly Merciful.) Here is one we can handle with deep and far-reaching benefits.

I often see on lists requests from sisters for aid. Like many of you, I often respond. There is a problem:

The requests come from sisters. The requests should come from brothers on behalf of sisters. Even if the sister is alone--and that is rarely the case--a man should represent her. Reason?

The primary reason is that even normally generous brothers are reluctant to send money to a strange woman. And there are sound bases for that reluctance. We will not recount those here. Suffice it to say, because of that reluctance many women and children suffer and families that could be saved from dissolution are not saved. Shaiytan wins.

SOLUTION--a Funding Institution--a "Waqf"

Maybe this solution gets at the heart of the matter. I present it to brothers for refinement and, after refinement, participation:
  1. Requests come to an Administrator;

  2. If the request comes from a brother on behalf of himself and his family, he must have his request authenticated by the administration of a local masjid. He is given contact information for a Participating Masjid;

  3. After authentication, the brother is sent a token donation;

  4. The Administrator then negotiates with the local masjid to establish a balance between what the local community will continue to do for the brother and what the Waqf must do. Ideally the local community assumes the entire burden, its goal being to make the brother independent;

  5. If the request comes from a sister, she is told to have a man request on her behalf. Her husband if that is feasible. A local brother. A non-Muslim male relative if necessary in the case of converts. A non-Muslim father of her children if necessary in the case of converts. (No non-Muslim male "friends" in the case of converts);

  6. The man representing the sister must have her request authenticated by the administration of a local masjid. He is given contact information for a Participating Masjid;

  7. After authentication, the sister is sent a token donation;

  8. The Administrator then negotiates with the local masjid to establish a balance between what the local community will continue to do for the sister and what the Waqf must do. Ideally the local community assumes the entire burden, its goal being to help the sister establish a stable family. In the case of converts, the local community should attempt to give a role in helping sisters to non-Muslim relatives and fathers of children.
The date of this writing is 5 May 2005. At this time the waqf is only an idea. If you wish to contribute to the development of this idea into an actionable plan, please contact Na'im AbdurRafi http://deencom.com

Consider the following thoughts for now:
  1. Funds would be maintained by an Islamic Bank;

  2. Funds could be invested by that bank for the purpose of building the fund and assisting Islamic business projects and facilitating Islamic financing of real estate purchases;

  3. At some point the Administrator referred to above might require a salary and a salaried staff;

  4. The waqf effort could be initiated utilizing volunteers, with responsibility rotating until the time is right for a paid administration;

  5. Basic funding would come from commitments to very small monthly donations by every Muslim man who has an e-mail address. My thinking is five dollars.
Insha'Allah, shortly after 5 May 2005, a discussion list will be established for the purpose of planning. Insha'Allah, not too long after that, something will be launched. We seek the forgiveness, mercy, and guidance of Allah Most High.
Ma' Salaam
Best regards,
Na'im AbdurRafi

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