Dr Kaukab Siddique | Editor-in-Chief Rabi' al-Thani 10, 1425/ May 31, 2004 #64


Question: Is it true that Hadith is questionable and was started in the third century? It is said so by Perwaiz and Tolu-e-Islam group. [Ahmad from Delaware]

Answer by Kaukab Siddique:

From the time of the Prophet, pbuh, till today, the Qur'an and the Hadith have been together. In Islam, there is no such thing as "Qur'an only."
EVERY PROMINENT COMPANION OF THE PROPHET (pbuh) narrated Hadith. It takes the ego of a charlatan like G.A. Perwez to claim that Hadith was a third century invention.

Let's take the example of 'Ayesha Siddiqa, r.a., the blessed wife of the Prophet, pbuh. She died in Hijri 57, about 46 years after the Prophet, pbuh, passed away. During this time she narrated 2210 Hadith.

Her work was carried on to the end of the first century of Islam by great scholars such as Masruq, who died in 63 Hijri, Urwa son of Zubair (died 94H), and two FAMOUS WOMEN SCHOLARS, 'Umra daughter of Abdur Rahman (died 100 Hijri) and Hafsa, daughter of Sirin (died 100 Hijri).

In the SECOND CENTURY of Islam, Ayesha's, r.a., narrations were transmitted by Hisham [the sone of 'Urwa] [died 144 H], Zuhri [124 H], Imam Malik [died 179 H] and many others.

Then in the THIRD CENTURY came Imam Bukhari [died 256 H] and others who are known to us. So, never be led astray by the idea that Hadith was started in the third century.
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Abu Ghraib Right here in USA

IMAM JAMIL Al-AMIN UNDERWENT SEXUAL HUMILIATION in PRISON: Guards Tried to Break Down His Islamic Identity

by Kaukab Siddique

According to Tim Williams, top trainer of the state Department of Corrections in Georgia, "If guards in Georgia prisons were caught humiliating inmates like those in Iraq's Abu Ghraib, they would be disciplined harshly and possibly face criminal charges." [Atlanta Journal & Constitution, May 7]

The facts, however, are quite different. The U.S. authorities have developed methods to humiliate prisoners without touching them or leaving any marks on their bodies. These culturally abusive methods, especially in the case of Muslim prisoners, are meant to destroy the prisoner's self-respect, self-identity as a Muslim and make him into an object.

For nearly two years now, Imam Jamil Abdullah al-Amin has been trying to stop the efforts of the prison authorities to destroy him. Readers should know that Imam Jamil is the MOST OUTSTANDING and prestigious Imam in America. He is one of the VERY FEW who has neither sold out nor buckled under pressure. He is a family man and a community leader who spent his youth as an activist [known as H. Rap Brown] in the Black struggle. As a Muslim, he came to be known for his humble but strong adherence to the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be on him).

Imam Jamil is certainly no ordinary individual to be trifled with and humiliated in such a shameful way. If the U.S. government can subject a top Imam to such disgraceful treatment, what is one to make of the government's claim that it is NOT waging a war against Islam.

We have obtained the grievances Imam Jamil filed with the prison authorities. These indicate his efforts to be treated like a human being and not to break under the constant "scientifically modulated" abuse aimed at him. The stir in America over the Abu Ghraib abuse came about because photos of it were available. We have no photos, but the words of the Imam should be enough to stir any conscience.
The words of Imam Jamil al-Amin from the grievance he filed on 12.10.'03.

"On Saturday 12.6.03 ar about 10.40 AM I was told to prepare for visit. At about 11.30 AM a negro officer accompanied by a White female officer came into K-4 area. The negro told the officer on duty in K-4, to tell me to strip. At this time the negro, who I then observed was a Lieutenant, came over and began to receive the articles of clothing as I disrobed. At this time I noticed that the White female had positioned herself. directly in front of the cell in which I am held.
This negro, whom I have been informed is Lt. Sanders, proceeded to pass the items of clothing directly to her. He instructed me to strip naked. I observed the female officer looking at me in this state of undress, and thought according to procedure she would be asked to reposition herself (seeing that she was no more than 4 feet away and could see my private parts). Lt. Sanders proceeded with his orders, that I lift my genitals and to turn and bend over for a Rectal search. I am 6' 5" and my genital area is at about the same level as the tray slot. My being exposed in this manner in the view of a female is no less than harassment compounded with Sexual Harassment.
I was informed that the White female officer's name is McCall.
Upon reaching the visiting area, the Lt. turned as he was leaving and said sarcastically, 'O, you have a good day,' to which the officer on duty in the visiting area inquired, 'What was that all about?' " [Jamil al-Amin #1104651]

New Trend urges readers to send letters of protest to the Warden at this address:

Warden Hugh Smith, 2164 Hwy 147
Georgia State Prison, Reidsville, GA 39499-9701
One in a Series of Revolutionary Khutbas

Transparency & Accountability are Essential to Islamic Leadership: Reveal Your Income and Sources of Income:Leave your old ways

Dr. Kaukab Siddique gave his final Juma' Khutba at Johns Hopkins University before the school closed for summer holidays. Here are the main points of the Khutba.

TEXT for khutba: After the first revelation ...: "He (Muhammad, pbuh) said: 'I fear that something may happen to me.' Khadija replied: 'Never! By Allah, Allah will never disgrace you. You keep good relations with your relatives, you help the poor and destitute, you serve your guests generously and you assist the calamity-afflicted ones who deserve help.' "
[Sahih of Bukhari, Vol. 1] --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Jamaat al-Muslimeen's brochure calling for BOYCOTT of businesses which support Israel was distributed after Dr. Siddique lead the prayers.


Asalamu Alaikum Br. Siddique

A non-Muslim woman that I have been corresponding with suggested a book to me ( The Two Faces of Islam by Stephen Schwartz). Are you familiar with this book? I ask because the author mentions you on pages 231 and 232.

Your Sister in Islam,
[North Carolina]
Jamaat al-Muslimeen News:
The Campaign to BOYCOTT BUSINESSES WHICH SUPPORT ISRAEL is spreading across the country. The latest news on May 28 was that the Boycott brochure was given to 100 people at Masjid Noor located on the northeast of Baltimore which has a largely Arab community.

A couple of interesting anecdotes:

At the MUSLIM COMMUNITY CENTER in Silver Spring, Maryland, after the brochure had been distributed, a white bearded elder of the mosque said: "My God, we used Home Depot to build our masjid..." [Home Depot is one of the companies featured in the brochure.]

At the Islamic Center near New Orleans airport, [LOUISIANA], the Imam was happy with the brochure and expressed shock that right there and then Coca-Cola was being sold at the entrance of the mosque by a Muslim. [The brochure was then given to the merchant. Hopefully he will not sell Coca Cola in the future.]

These two incidents underline the need for Muslims to research where their money is going.

Help Jamaat al-Muslimeen with this work. Contact:
DIRECTOR OF BOYCOTT at Pradia2@aol.com
WAR NEWS [From our Media Monitor with analysis]


In spite of heavy losses, Al-Sadr's militia is steadily gaining support. Owing to pressure from Ali Sistani, he agreed to withdraw from Najaf IF the AMERICANS would too. This left the Americans in a difficult situation. Taken aback, the Americans retreated and seemed to have dropped their demand that Al-Sadr hand himself over.

Fighting between Al-Sadr's militia and U.S. forces erupted anew in Kufa on May 31. This time two U.S. troops were killed.


May 28: The U.S. appointed Iyad Allavi, a reputed CIA agent and Shi'ite, to the position of 'Prime Minister' of Iraq. U.S. media reports indicate that Allavi worked actively for the CIA in attempts to kill Saddam. In return Saddam struck back at him in his London operations site and he narrowly escaped.

At one time Allavi was with Saddam but seems to have been lured away by the CIA. The activities of Allavi and others like him made Saddam paranoid and suspicious of those around him. He knew that the CIA, Mossad and British intelligence were out to kill. He fought back hard and defeated all such attempts. His fight back is often projected as "repression." One reason for the war was that the CIA could not kill Saddam in spiteof 36 attempts [as referred to by Tom Clancy].


INDIA is busy trying to crush the Muslims of Kashmir while keeping peace with Pakistan. According to a series of new reports coming out on May 28, Indian troops killed a 13 year old boy, Zia ur Rahman, in Anantnag. The Indian force known as Rashtriya Rifles killed two youths, Muhammad Abbas and Shabbir Ahmed in Kupawara and claimed that they were resisting arrest. [There were demonstrations against India in that town.] In Sonawari there was a ferocious gunfight between Indian troops and mujahideen in which the Indians fell into an ambush and lost Major A.K. Tripathi and 3 troops killed along with two Islamic fighters from Lashkare Taiba and a Kashmiri civilian.

The puppet Indian-installed "government" has decided to pull down a 300-year old mosque. in Srinagar, known as Masjid Bahram Shah, and to replace it with an entertainment park. The move has been denounced by the Hurriyet Conference leader Syed Ali Gailani. At a funeral for two Kashmiri youths killed by India troops, Hurriyet Conference leaders Muhammad Saleem Zargar and Maulvi Bashir urged the Muslim world to recognize the two faces of India: Publicity for talks and peace with Pakistan on the one hand and genocide of the Kashmiri people on the other.


Observers say that the 24-hour hostage taking ordeal in Khobar [May 30-31] is part of a general upheaval taking place in Arabia. It could well be the beginning of the end for the Saudi dynasty. The latest attack seemed to have been well-coordinated and, in spite of collateral damage [a 13 year old Egyptian boy], hit people from European countries working for the Saudi oil industry. At least 22 people were reportedly killed in the attack. Most surprisingly, the three mujahideen carrying out the attack escaped, although the Saudi forces claim to have captured a fourth who was injured.

All loss of life is painful, but analysts note that the attacks say much about the transformation of "Saudi" Arabia in the direction of Islamic Arabia. Here are the key factors in the conflict: -------------------------------------------------------------

Bush calls for Saddam execution

Mr Bush said the Iraqi people should decide Saddam's fate US President George W Bush has said that the captured former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein should pay the "ultimate penalty" for his crimes.

"This is a disgusting tyrant who deserves... the ultimate justice," he said in a US television interview.

His comments put the US sharply at odds with the United Nations and European allies who oppose the death penalty.

Earlier, US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld announced the CIA would take charge of interrogating Saddam Hussein.

In the aftermath of the deposed leader's capture on Saturday, Mr Bush avoided answering questions on what punishment he wanted to see imposed.

But his latest comments confirm what most people believed were the Texan president's views, says the BBC's Justin Webb, in Washington.

"Let's just see what penalty he gets, but I think he ought to receive the ultimate penalty ... for what he has done to his people," Mr Bush told ABC News.

"I mean, he is a torturer, a murderer, they had rape rooms. This is a disgusting tyrant who deserves justice, the ultimate justice."

2004-06-02 Wed 21:54ct