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Sha'ban 16, 1426/September 20, 2005 #72
PERSONAL: Congratulations to Imam Badi Ali & Sis. Mai. They now have a son. They have named him Osama. Br. Badi, one of the most prominent Islamic leaders in America, is known for his work in the movement to help the needy and the oppressed.
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Jamaat al-Muslimeen's National Shoora will meet in Chicago on September 24, inshallah. Confirmed delegates are from: California, Texas, Wisconsin, Illinois, North Carolina, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New York.

Others from Jamaat's leadership cadre will take part in the MASS RALLY against the war being organized by the A.N.S.W.E.R. coalition in Washington, DC on September 24.

President Bush is appealing to ordinary Americans to make donations for New Orleans disaster while BILLIONS of U.S. dollars continue to be transferred to the illegitimate Jewish state known as Israel. On top of that....

The BIGGEST THEFT in HUMAN HISTORY: The U.S. installed regime in Baghdad announced [Fox News, September 19] that $1 BILLION have disappeared from its coffers. The announcement was made by the puppet "finance minister." There are reports that the "defense minister" under the former U.S.-Iran Iyad Allawi administration is facing arrest in this theft case.

Pakistan's Shame: Musharraf Addresses AJC

by our media monitor

On September 18, 2005 Pakistani coup leader General Musharraf addressed a fervently pro-Israeli rally of Jews organized by the American Jewish Congress [AJC] in New York. Musharraf claimed that "Pakistan has no direct conflict or dispute with Israel" and promised to extend formal recognition to Israel when the "opportunity" presents itself.

Musharraf was dressed expensively in American suit and tie, looking like an American playboy rather than the president of a Muslim country. The Jews were ecstatic with his views and got up six times to cheer him and finally gave him a standing ovation.

Musharraf made it plain that he is a friend of Israel walking in the path of Bush. However to cool Pakistanis down, he wants Israel to set up a puppet Palestinian state before formal relations are established.

Jack Rosen, chairman of the AJC, let the cat out of the bag when he revealed that the Jews had been working with Israel and the Bush administration to bring Musharraf to this meeting for THREE years. So this was a well-planned move.

Rosen insulted the Muslims fighting against Israel by saying that they are "terrorists" and should not be called mujahids or martyrs. He claimed that Musharraf is a true representative of the Muslim world.

Musharraf too divided the fighters for Islam into two groups: "Terrorists" [mujahidin] who must be wiped out, and "extremists" [those who demonstrate peacefully and pray to Allah] who must be educated and infiltrated from inside.
The Islamic response to Musharraf came from Syed Munawar Hasan, Secretary General of Jamaate Islami. Addressing a large gathering in Karachi, Pakistan, at the inuauguration of Jamia mosque Huzaifa [r.a] in the Gulshan-e-Maimar township, he said: ----------------------------------------------------------------

"Election" Drama in Afghanistan Flops

New Trend's investigation of the September 18 "elections" uncovered the following facts: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Government Supporter Casts Doubt on Faith of Muslims in U.S. Prisons.

"Salam Al-Marayati, executive director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council in Los Angeles, said he worries that some inmates are forming radical groups and "putting a veneer on it and calling it Islam."
[September 2, 2005]

New Trend invites al-Maryati to let us know on what basis he can make this claim. Would he say that the Islam of Malcolm X was not real? What about Imam Jamil? What about Dr. Omar 'Abdel Rahman? What about Siddique Abdullah Hasan?

Let us know Al-Maryati when was the last time you went into prison and discovered the "veneer" which is not Islam! Many Muslims in U.S. prisons could teach Al-Maryati what Islam is all about.

Islamic Woman Activist Says:
Amina Wadud Protests but She did not Address the Issue

[See previous issue of New Trend.]

Regarding the letter of Amina Wadud, she spoke against the "finger pointing," but she did not respond to the issue, I think. Isn't this the sister who decided that she could lead the congregation in prayer? By the way, were there men in that congregation?
Anyway, Dr. Wadud did not address the main issue. In this country, many women, Muslim and non-Muslim, must do the same things that she, alone, must do to take care of their children and the majority with much less money. Her life as the leader of her household and family was and is not the issue.
Perhaps, the next time, she could respond to the true issue. She will have to respond to it on the Day of Judgment, so, why not do it now?
wa salâm,

Hamdiyah Fatimah
Divorced, One of millions female Heads of Households,
Charleston, SC
A Prominent Imam Warns Muslims

Expect more Shock and Awe from Allah.
My tears dried up when I "saw" my people hanging from trees by the road. There are only three levels of faith.
[4th level is kufr.]

Dear Believers

I've been very busy changing things with my heart. Prophet Muhammad said we can change things with our hearts and our heart is the weakest of faith. (but it works al humdiullilah). I have been unable to raise an army and change things with my hands. When I went to the next stage and tried to change things with my mouth I found out the truth of the Muslim community in America.

The leadership is weak, afraid, fat, soft, and sometimes corrupted and agents of the enemies of Allah. They are ineffective and often a danger to the ummah. The Muslim leaders of the majlis shuurah, Imams, Muslim Chaplains acting as government agents, and Muslim organization heads need to evacuate. They should evacuate now because more devastation is coming. A bad wind is coming to blow on them.

I was asked to cry for the dead and dying in Britain and the dead and dying from 9-11.
I told one of my colleagues who is a good Imam (weak but with good intentions): My tears dried up some 300 years ago when I saw my people hanging from trees along the roadside. My tears dried up when my people suffered every kind of indecency and inhumanity ever suffered by a people. I only have tears of joy left. I told him I had embraced a new religion.

Actually it is an old religion but it is new to us in these times. It is the Deen of Islam. It is the Deen as practiced by Prophet Muhammad. I told him we should not be crying: we should be thankful at all that is happening. He asked me to provide him with the daleel from Qur'an and authentic hadeeth that would support my posture.

Here is the dalil: First, all that is happening was written 50,000 years before the creation of earth as we know in the Kitab called Al Lauh Al Mahfuz. It is all the Qadr of Allah. 57:22 When it happens we merely say ma'sha'llah. Allah says no calamity shall befall mankind except by His Will and it is written.

Allah says our Deen (religion) is a social affair. We practice a religion of war and peace. We practice a religion that is the final revealed order and command of the CREATOR. He wants the creation to be according to his plan. So He orders the hearts of the Believers to believe and act in a certain manner. He tells us the jihad (Holy fighting) is divinely ordained.

Allah tells us how to judge and witness natural occurrences and human occurrences. Allah tells us to fight so that Allah will punish them (enemies) by your hands and disgrace them and give you (Muslims) victory and heal the breasts of a believing people.

First we have to understand that the Qur'an is immutable, multi-dimensional and has meaning for all time; past, present, and future. We Muslims are told not to love this world's favors, rewards, and dwellings and fear their loss more than we love jihad fisabeelillahi. (9:24). We are told to fight the disbelievers until there is no more fitna (2:190-2). We are told that fitna (oppression, torture, evil subjection, etc.) is worse than killing, so we must fight against it (2:217). We are told to fight in the way of Allah 2:244).

We love Allah so much that we are willing to sacrifice everything to be in His favor. "Allah favors those who fight with their wealth and lives (4:84)

The Prophet (saws) is told not to protect those who do not join the battle (8:72). We are told not to obey the disbelievers. When we live in a society that is based on non-Muslim beliefs and non-Muslim lifestyles we should only be here for da'wah and jihad (3:149). Muslims are told to fight the Mushrikun collectively (9:36). When asked how to fight and change things that are wrong we are told by the Messenger of Allah in authentic hadeeth to change wrongs with hands, tongue, and hearts.

To go on. Jihad is fard kifayah. It can never be abandoned by the whole community or we will all be in sin. If no one is fighting in the way of Allah, then you and I must go out and fight fisabeelillahi. We are reminded throughout Qur'an to strive for good and fight wrong. (61:11). Allah says when you meet disbelievers continue jihad till they embrace Islam (47:4). This doesn't mean that they all have to become Muslim but they all have to embrace the good principles of Islam. This means no more pornography, homosexuality, open corruption in the public square on television, etc). The weak and oppressed can't handle modern society. Allah says fight for the weak and oppressed who cry out "save us from the disbelieving oppressors" (4:74-76. Again we are told fight until there is no more fitna (tumult and oppression) (8:39).

We are promised victory as an incentive. We truly believe it when Allah says 20 of us will vanquish 200 of them. (8:65). Some times the non-combatants, even innocent will die in the battle. The innocent often die in a tsunami or a hurricane. It is Allah's way of letting us know how to view and acknowledge His Powers. The enemy can not hide among the so-called innocent or think that some places are off limits. They asked Prophet Muhammad about the mangonels (catapults) of stone or fire buckets that were used against a fortress. He was told there are women and children in the fortress. Shall we use these weapons that may kill women and children. He told them to use them. We are attacking the fortress. Allah will protect whom He will.

Dear believers there will be more that will shock and awe people as the battle rages on. Do you think Allah is pleased with the way the world is going? I don't think so. Be careful. May Allah bless you.

Your brother in Islam. Imam Warith-Deen Umar (Warithuddin Umar ) -------------------------------
Imam Umar is a well known Islamic leader from upstate New York State. He spent his life working to organize the Islamic Chaplain system to secure Muslims' religious rights in prison. After 9.11 he was attacked by the flagship publication of Zionism-Capitalism, the Wall Street Journal, in a page one article.
Comment and Research
What the Qur'an & the Hadith Say:

Spying for the Kuffar is an Act of Apostasy.
Taking the Oppressors as Friends During War Time is Strictly Forbidden [Haram].

by Khalid

[The writer has researched the Islamic ruling on those like the British Muslims, MCB, who are helping Blair to persecute other Muslims or U.S. Muslims like Mahdi Bray, Johari Abdul Malik, MAS Freedom, and others who declared that they would spy on Muslims and hand them over to the Kuffar.]

In today's dangerous world all Muslims must make a fundamental choice on who they are, where they stand, and we must all choose where our allegiance lies. With the Kuffar unable to defeat the Muslims in battle, they are now seeking to double their efforts at trying to defeat us from within. A key part of this strategy is the use of spies who pose as Muslims. Like in all issues facing us though, we must refer to the Qur'an and the Sunnah of Muhammad (sal Allaho alaihi wassalam) for guidance upon this matter. After all, we are commanded by Allah to do this.

What do the Qur'an and Sunnah say about Muslims spying on other Muslims?

There is an abundance of clear evidences in the Qur'an and Hadith regarding this. When looking at these Islamic evidences it is very obvious that to spy upon another Muslim has been clearly prohibited. Allah states in Surah al-Hujjurat:

Oh you who believe! Avoid many suspicions, indeed some suspicions are sins.

And spy not, nor backbite one another.

Abu Huraira narrated that the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said:

Beware of suspicion, for suspicion is the worst of false tales. And do not look for the others' faults, and do not do spying on one another, and do not practice Najash, and do not be jealous of one another and do not hate one another, and do not desert (stop talking to) one another. And Oh, Allah's worshipers! Be brothers!

[Al-Bukhari, Vol. 8, Book 73, No. 92]

And in another Hadith, Abu Huraira narrated that the Prophet (SAW) said:

'Do not spy and do not eavesdrop'; [Al-Muwatta, Book 47, No 47.4.15]

There is a third Hadith that assures the one who listens to the private talk of others without their permission, will be punished in the Day of Judgment with molten lead being poured in their ears. That is with regards to Muslims spying on each other.

With regards to 'Muslims' undertaking spying for the benefit of the Kuffar who are actively engaged in war against Islam and Muslims, it is much worse than a mere sin:

It is an act of apostasy and Kufr.

The reasoning for this proposition may sound startling, as would its implications. Within this context though, spying for the Kuffar who are presently engaged in hostile campaigns against the Muslims (like in Iraq and Afghanistan); who are trying to undermine the unity of the Muslims from within (such as seeking to divide, imprison and even expel us), falls within the category of actually aligning with them. In other words, spying for the Kuffar - passing allegations, information, and 'intelligence' on Muslims to their security services is tantamount to aiding and abetting them in this campaign against Islam, thus elevating the act of spying for them (the disbelievers at war with Islam) to one of apostasy and kufr.

The Islamic evidences are numerous and unequivocal in the condemnation of this alignment with the enemies of Islam:

Surah al-Imran, verse 28:

Let not the believers take the disbelievers as Auliyâ (allies, supporters, helpers, etc.) instead of the believers, and whoever does that will never be helped by Allah in any way, except if you indeed fear a danger from them. And Allah warns you against Himself (His Punishment) and to Allah is the final return.

Surah al-Imran, verse 118:

Oh you who believe! Take not as (your) Bitânah (advisors, consultants, protectors, helpers, friends, etc.) those outside your religion (pagans, Jews, Christians, and hypocrites) since they will not fail to do their best to corrupt you. They desire to harm you severely. Hatred has already appeared from their mouths, but what their breasts conceal is far worse. Indeed We have made plain to you the Ayât (proofs, evidences, verses) if you understand.

Surah an-Nisa', verses 138 / 139:

Give to the hypocrites the 'glad' tidings that there is for them a painful torment. Those who take disbelievers for Auliyâ' (allies, protectors or helpers or friends) instead of believers, do they seek honour, power and glory with them? Verily, then to Allah belongs all honour, power and glory.

Surah an-Nisa', verses 144 / 145:

Oh you who believe! Take not for Auliyâ' (allies, protectors or helpers or friends) disbelievers instead of believers. Do you wish to offer Allah a manifest proof against yourselves? Verily, the hypocrites will be in the lowest depths (grade) of the Fire; no helper will you find for them.

Imam Abu Ja'far Muhammad bin Ibn Jarir At-Tabari (may Allah be pleased with him) commented in detail about Surah al-Imran, verse 28 in his Tafsir. Regarding this verse, he wrote the following:

And this is a prohibition from the Almighty Allah to the believers not to take the unbelievers as assistants, and supporters. Moreover, the position of the Arabic word 'Yattakhidh' denotes an absolute prohibition. Therefore, the verse means: Oh believers! Do not take the unbelievers as helpers and supporters, by supporting them in their religion and helping them against the Muslims, instead of helping the believers, and by showing them the defects of the Muslims. Whoever does that has no relation to Allah in any way.

This means that by doing so, the person is divorced and separated from Allah, due to his apostatizing from his Deen and his entry into disbelief. Now as for the following statement, "unless that you only protect yourselves from them a protection", this means unless you fall under their authority, and fear for yourself. In that case, you would show them loyalty with your tongues and hide enmity, but you do not support them in their disbelief, and you do not help them against any Muslim with any deed.

Additionally, Imam At-Tabari (may Allah be pleased with him) has elsewhere stated that:

Whoever takes the Jews and the Christians as friends and allies, instead of the believers, the person will then be one of them; i.e. one of the followers of their religion. Because no one would take anybody as an ally except if he is pleased with him and with his religion. And if he is pleased with him and with his religion, he would have shown enmity to anyone who opposes him and shows discontent to him. Therefore, they would be considered to be in the same group.

It is also noteworthy what Imam Abu Muhammad Ali bin Hazm (may Allah be pleased with him) wrote upon this topic in his book entitled 'Al-Muhallâ.' He stated:

Whoever enters a non-Muslim state; a land not ruled by Muslims by his own choice with the intention of fighting his fellow Muslim brothers, the person will be considered as an apostate by doing such a deed. He will have all the judgment of the apostate: such as the obligation of killing him whenever possible, the permissibility of his wealth to be in the possession of the public treasury and dissolution of his marriage, etc.

As to someone who fights the Muslims, help the unbelievers against them, by means of service or writing, the person who does that would be unbeliever. If he is staying there (in a non-Muslim state) for the sake of a worldly life goal, he would be like a Dhimmi (living under their protection) for them, while being able to join the Muslims and their land, he would not be far from disbelief, for there would be no excuse for him. Thus, we pray Allah to protect us from such a condition.

Allah also states in Surah al-Mai'da:

Oh you who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians as Auliyâ' (allies, friends, protectors, helpers, etc.); they are but Auliyâ' to one another. And if any amongst you takes them as Auliyâ', then surely he is one of them. Verily, Allah guides not those people who are the Zalimoon

And you see those in whose hearts there is a disease (of hypocrisy), they hurry to their friendship, saying: "We fear lest some misfortune of a disaster may befall us." Perhaps Allah may bring a victory or a decision according to His Will. Then they will become regretful for what they have been keeping as a secret in themselves.

Commenting upon these verses, Ibn Kathir [Tafsir Ibn Kathir, Vol. 3, pp. 204 - 205] wrote:
Allah forbids His believing servants from having Jews and Christians as allies, because they are the enemies of Islam and its people, may Allah curse them. Allah then states that they are allies and friends of each other and He gives a warning threat to those who do this: and if any amongst you takes them as Auliyâ, then surely he is one of them. And you see those in whose hearts there is a disease - [That is] a disease of doubt, hesitation and hypocrisy. '.they hurry to their friendship' meaning, they rush to offer them their friendship and allegiances in secret and in public, saying: "We fear lest some misfortune of a disaster may befall us." They thus offer this excuse for their friendship and allegiances to the disbelievers, saying that they fear that the disbelievers might defeat the Muslims, so they want to be in favour with the Jews and Christians, to use this favour for their benefit in that eventuality!

Abdullah bin Umar reported that the Prophet (SAW) said:

A Muslim is a brother of another Muslim, so he should not oppress him, nor should he hand him over to an oppressor. Whoever fulfilled the needs of his brother, Allah will fulfill his needs; whoever brought his (Muslim) brother out of a discomfort, Allah will bring him out of the discomforts of the Day of Resurrection, and whoever screened a Muslim, Allah will screen him on the Day of Resurrection.

[Al-Bukhari, Vol. 3, Book 43, No. 622]

As servants and slaves of Allah, we are commanded to submit to the rulings and decrees laid down in the Revelation that has been brought to us, namely, the Qur'an and the Sunnah. Our position is not to rebel against the commandments of Allah as the Shaytan did, out of arrogance and pride. Spying upon other Muslims is contrary to what Allah and His Messenger (SAW) has commanded.

In order to comply with Allah's commandments and stand as witnesses for truth, we urge all Muslims, individually and collectively to the following: As Believers we are reminded that Allah will of a surety test us, just as our predecessors were also tested. The infiltration of spies into the Muslim community is simply but a test from Allah, it is a test we must be prepared for.

Regardless of whether or not you understand current events or think some of them are wrong, this is not an excuse to make evil alliances with the enemies of Islam. We will not achieve success in this life and the hereafter by selling our Deen to the Kuffar for money and what some consider as 'fame.' Such actions only guarantee us disgrace in this life and an extremely painful torment in bottom-pit of the Hellfire in the hereafter.
For press conference on July 25, 2005 in which Mahdi Bray, Johari Abdul Malik and MAS Freedom declared that they would spy on Muslims to hand over "extremists" to the government, see summary in New Trend of July 27, 2005. The full text can be seen on C-Span.

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