Rajab 14, 1425/ August 30, 2004 #86
August 29. Taliban guarrillas attacked
security guards training Afghan police mercenaries in Kabul.
Three Americans were killed, one critically injured.
Four Afghan mercenaries were killed, 15 wounded.
The attack took place right in Kabul, stronghold of American occupation
forces and "northern alliance."
The security guards are special forces who guard puppet ruler Karzai.
Observers now wonder: Who will guard the guards? Karzai does not trust
A series of attacks (August 25, 27, 29) on the southern oil pipelines near
Basra have finally shut down the entire outflow of oil from Iraq which was
being used to finance the American occupation of Iraq.
Two French journalists have been kidnapped. The hostage takers are
demanding that France rescind its ban on Islamic dress in schools.
The tactic seems to have backfired as the French people are
rallying to the anti-Hijab cause. Observers say that worldwide
of France would help to put some sense into the anti-Islam officials in
the Target? Understanding the
Special Sudan Monitor
Sudan’s government agrees to just about every United Nations move to
situation in Darfur. All kinds of "charitable" organizations have sent
representatives there. The
most virulent opponents of Sudan have visited there.
All restrictions on the infusion of food
supplies were removed.
However the enemies of Sudan are keeping up a steady stream of hate
propaganda aimed at
demonizing the country. WHY? Here are a few pointers:
Sudan is the biggest country in
with one of the largest Islamic populations. Its
destruction would reduce the overall power of Africa.
Sudan protects the flank of the holy cities of
Makka and Madinah.
It straddles the key
waterway through which American and British forces flow into the heartland
It’s a rallying point for Islam all over Africa and all over the world.
Students from just about
every African country attend Sudanese universities to learn Arabic and
It’s the only country in Africa which retains a modicum of independence,
giving it a unique
position after the of "FBIzation" of
the subservience of Muammar Qaddafi and the end
of hope in South Africa [where behind the images of Mandela, gold,
diamonds, industry continue
to be in the hands of White Supremacists and Jewish merchants]
with majority of the people
denied basic amenities and suffering systematized spread of AIDS.
The Sudanese government is far from ideal but it has distressed
American-British planners by
insisting on the viability and implementation of the
as the law of the land.
SUDAN: DIFFICULT GEOGRAPHY
Sudan is the only country in Africa capable of producing food not only for
itself but for all of
Africa. Fed by the Nile, the tremendous agricultural potential of Sudan
could pose a serious
control of food supplies in Africa and Asia.
With the discovery and increasing production of oil in Sudan, and Chinese
and operative, Sudan can gradually become economically independent and
In the southern Sudan, the U.S.,
and U.K. were able to change a renegade colonel, Garang,
leader of a minor southern tribe into a threat which drained the strength
of Sudan for decades. Garang,
with international support, forced the Sudanese to negotiate with him.
Well placed heavy
weaponry and the vast areas involved made it difficult for Sudan to
respond quickly and
The same is now happening in Darfur, where well armed rebels who have
Sudan are being presented as a legitimate force with which the Islamic
negotiate. The people in the area have a long history of mutual bickering,
with farmers and
nomads balancing each other out.
PREPONDERANCE OF ANTI-SUDAN FORCES
When the SPLA was trying to break away southern Sudan, the "slavery in Sudan"
story was floated successfully by Jewish groups in the
paper, the Johns Hopkins university
radio station , and The
New York Times.
As a result incisive sanctions were imposed on Sudan
leading to the country’s economic debilitation.
After years of the slavery story, the fact that it
was bogus came out. By then it was too late.
The same is happening now in Darfur. On a daily basis, the worldwide
media blasts Sudan and denigrates its Islamic content.
Atrocity stories of the "big lie" style are thrown
around with no right of reply to the Islamic side.
Muslims must rally to support Sudan, however imperfect it might be,
before the wolves of
Zionism bite a fatal "pound of flesh" out of its African life blood.
CORRECTION: The news of the Zionist mole in the Pentagon was broken by
About half of our email list received the incorrect version before we could
correct it. The error is regretted . [Editor]
[With thanks to Br. Hodari Abdul-'Ali, we have retained the British
spelling of the following report.]
News Article by
posted on August 28, 2004 at 16:04:33: EST (-5 GMT)
Darfur elders say United States demonises Sudan to hurt Islam
Aug 28 (AFP) - A group of tribal chiefs from the
war-torn Sudanese region of Darfur on Saturday told Nigerian Islamic
leaders that the United States was using the conflict in their
homeland to demonise Muslims.
The 11 elders were brought to Nigeria as part of a
pro-government delegation to African Union peace talks aimed at
resolving the bloody 18-month conflict between Khartoum and Darfur's
two main rebel groups.
The United States has led international condemnation of the
violence and US lawmakers have branded the attacks by the Janjaweed
Arab militia on black African tribes regarded as rebel sympathisers
But the chiefs, who were escorted to the northern Nigerian city
of Kano by the Sudanese junior minister for social development
Marghani Mansur Badawi, called such a stance an attack on the Muslim
world as a whole.
"Its the United States that is fuelling the crises in Darfur,
telling the world that the
are commiting genocide against blacks," Badawi said.
"The target is not Sudan but the target is Islam although Sudans
reputation has been defamed by this propaganda," he claimed.
Kano is the commercial centre of mainly-Muslim northern Nigeria
-- which is home to more than 40 million black African Muslims --
and Badawi's party was met by some very senior local Islamic
"The Janjaweed is a group of criminals that have been operating
since 1993, they are a bunch of bandits that have been robbing
people, stealing herds from nomads and causing confusion in Darfur,"
"When war started between the government and the rebels they
seized the chance offered by the war to cause the damage they are
now causing but the government has no hand in the atrocities they
are committing," he insisted.
The United Nations, the United States, international
groups and Nigeria's own President Olusegun Obasanjo, chairman of
the African Union, have said that the Janjaweed were armed and
sponsored by the Sudanese government.
Kano and Sudan have a relationship that dates back centuries to
when Sudan served as a transit route for northern Nigerian pilgrims
going to Mecca for the Hajj pilgrimage, crossing the Sahara on
donkeys, mules and on foot.
Many of the pilgrims settled in Sudan on their way home, and it
is widely believed in Nigeria that there are now more than four
million Sudanese of Nigerian descent.
Badawi said the crises in Darfur is as a result of water
shortage caused by a drought in 1993, which led to clashes between
farmers and nomads over grazing fields as nomadic herdsmen
encroached on crops.
"The tribes living there are all Muslims and Islam came to unite
humanity and doesnt differentiate between races and tribes," said
Badawi, who is a mamber of the Masalik tribe in western Darfur.
"Where there is war there is destruction because war causes
havoc, pushing people to leave villages to cities where they can
find safety," he said.
"But television footage from Western
displaced people as victims of ethnic cleansing to ridicule Islam,"
The minister's thesis won a sympathetic ear in a region in which
anti-US sentiment runs deep.
Magaji Abdullahi, Kano's deputy governor, accused the West of
instigating the conflict in Darfur in order to "Balkanise the Sudan
as they did in Bosnia and Afghanistan, with the motive of destroying
our sacred religion."
"ELECTIONS!": FINAL OBSCENITY OF
By Buut Shikan [Idol Breaker]
What do Kashmir, Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine and Chechnia have in common?
In each case
the occupying power used overwhelming force to crush the resistance,
terrorize the people,
destroy mosques and imprison the political opposition. Then, step two,
the occupier uses funding
to organize collaborators, traitors, agents and non-Muslim groups to
organize "elections" and set
up a "democracy." Any attempt to oppose the "democracy" is labeled
"terrorism" and liquidated..
Each tragedy has its peculiarities but the worst case is that of Chechnia.
In our previous report, we showed that the Communists deported the ENTIRE
Chechnia in 1944, resulting in a million deaths. Then in 1945, the
Communists started the story
of the Jewish Holocaust in 1945, thus diverting attention away from
Chechnia and other
horrendous crimes they had committed [such as the liquidation of the
entire Polish officers’
corp in the Katyn Forest.]
After the death of Stalin, the Chechens starting filtering back from
Kazakhstan to Chechnia.
When the Afghans brought down the Soviet empire, the Chechens became
confident enough to
declare their independence in 1991.
The Russian monster would not let the Chechens live in peace and has
carried out two wars
of aggression against Chechnia. The first war ended with the defeat of
the Russian army, though
little Chechnia underwent a catastrophe standing up to a giant military
A much weakened Chechnia was totally wiped out in the second war of
carried out GENOCIDE against the Chechen people. However resistance has
continued owing to
the intense new Islamic spirit which developed in Chechnia during the
two wars. The resistance
is now led by Muslims influenced by the example of Osama bin Laden and is
condemned by the USA as "terrorism."
In spite of this ongoing tragedy, RUSSIA HAS CARRIED OUT "ELECTIONS" IN
OCCUPIED CHECHNIA on AUGUST 29, 2004. The chief police officer imposed by
the Russians on the bleeding country was declared "elected."
During the two wars, the Russia went beyond all limits of humanity and
decency in its attacks
on the Chechen people. Here are a few EYEWITNESS accounts from Khassan
THE OATH: A SURGEON UNDER FIRE. Baiev is a moderate Chechen who has taken
refuge in America:
Here is a typical scene from the beginning of First War when Russia bombed
capital Grozny at random to terrorize the population and claimed that it
had been done by Azerbaijan!:
"The bomb had ploughed into a street full of people, leaving a hole about
15 feet across and
six feet deep. Asphalt, bricks, telephone poles, trees lay everywhere as
if a large excavator had
gouged up the area. The first thing I saw were three burned-out cars with
drivers and passengers
cremated in their seats. Next to the car lay a man who had been
decapitated; nearby was a
human arm attached to a blood-soaked sleeve, a child’s foot in a sneaker.
corpses, body parts and bloody pieces of clothing littered the street
like pieces of refuse...I
approached what looked like an elderly woman, only to find her dead, her
stomach split open,
her colon and small intestine splattered in the dirt..." (p.88)
That was only the first Russian attack. One of the planes was shot down
and the world saw
that the pilot was not Azeri but Russian, and the Russian markings on the
plane had been painted
over. (P.89) After that the Russians never showed any shame in bombing
However, when Russian tank columns entered Grozny, the Chechens, the pride
of the Muslim
world, defeated them and destroyed them en masse.
The Russians targeted mosques in particular although the Chechens did not
for resistance. Here is another eyewitness account from Baiev:
"One afternoon, the Russians sent a helicopter gunship to destroy the
mosque around the
corner from us. Earlier a shell had toppled the minaret. I was home when
the assault began...I
knew from the way the helicopter gunship hovered above the mosque like a
giant bird of prey,
that it was poised to strike...Then a thunderous missile explosion
shattered the heavy white walls
of the mosque like egg shells." (P.104)
[To be continued, inshallah.]
Bloomberg Fails to Intimidate Protesters
CROWDS RALLY IN NEW YORK: People want end to War
by William Hughes
[The writer, a long time human rights activist and critic of the government,
gets published in New Trend every now and then. He lives in Baltimore.]
Manhattan - It was a massive sea of people on the streets of NYC, on Sunday,
August 29th, protesting the Iraq War and the GOP Convention. On 7th Avenue,
in particular, under a scorching sun, with the temperature in the low 90s,
banners, signs, flags, posters, chanting and parents pushing their infants
in strollers dominated. The entire parade lasted for over six hours and the
crowd stretched for nearly two miles.
NYC's Mayor Michael Bloomberg tried, but failed miserably to intimidate the
protesters. They came by the tens of thousands! One guy I met on 7th Ave.,
an environmentalist, flew into NYC the night before from Olympia, WA to be
at the rally. I think he revealed the fantastic spirit that drove this
remarkable display of public revulsion at the GOP and the Bush-Cheney
Over the last few months, Bloomberg had worked to manipulate a confrontation
with the demonstrators and scare them off. He was assisted in targeting the
peaceful dissenters by NYC's yellow-sheeted tabloid press. There were so
many opportunities over the last few months for Bloomberg to work out a
reasonable compromise with the organizers of the demonstration, to allow
them to rally in Central Park. Yet, "Mayor Bully" repeatedly stonewalled
their requests and waited until the very last moment to offer the Union
Square site for the rally instead. He even resorted to mocking the
protesters by wrongly insisting that their First Amendment rights to free
speech and free assembly were "only privileges"
'Privilege,' Mayor Bloomberg Says," Glenn Thrush, 08/17/04).
A Quinnipiac U. poll published before the rally found that 75 percent of
New Yorkers supported a Central Park protest with only 21 percent backing
Bloomberg and a ban. In the past, the Mayor, an arrogant multibillionaire,
with an ego larger than Donald Trump’s, has acted like Central Park was
"his" personal property to be used only as he and his fellow elitists
dictated (NY Newsday, Glenn Thrush, "Mayor Wants to Protect ‘His’ Park,"
Bloomberg’s animus towards peaceful antiwar demonstrators was evidenced in
two earlier rallies that were held in NYC. The first, that I was a party to,
was held on First Avenue, on Feb. 13, 2003. At that rally, Bloomberg
restricted the demonstrators to cattle bins. They weren't allowed to march
at all! The second rally of March 20, 2004, centered around Madison Ave.,
Madison Sq. Park, 23rd St. and 7th Ave. The demonstrators again were placed
in cattle bins at the start, on Madison Ave. between 23rd and 34th Street.
Only later, when they reached 23rd St. were they allowed to march and then
continue northward on 7th Ave.
It was also no accident that a highly inflammatory article ran in the
New York Daily News,
on 08/26/04, ("Anarchists Hot for Mayhem,"
Patrick O’Shaughnessy). In the piece, which demonized the protesters,
the author, based on the worst kind of hearsay evidence and smear tactics,
warned that some individuals supposedly headed to the anti-Iraq War rally
were conspiring "to shutting down the Brooklyn Bridge and hurling bricks
followed by Molotov cocktails through widows of military recruiting
As late as Friday, Aug. 27th, NYC police anticipated charging four
nonviolent activists with First Degree Assault. It carries a draconian
sentence of 25 years in the slammer for each. Why? Because in an act of
theater politics they had dared to hang a banner over the swanky Plaza Hotel
that mocked George Bush and the GOP. A policeman was unintentionally injured
in the incident when he ignored the warning of the activists not to remain
on a skylight that was cracked
"Plaza Kooks In Trouble.")
The NY Daily News is owned by rabid warmonger and media mogul
Mortimer B. Zuckerman. He has close ties to Bloomberg. The NY Post is
owned by the hawkish Rupert Murdock, who also controls Fox TV. It hosts
Iraq War zealots and notorious right wingers, such as: Bill O'Reilly,
Sean Hannity and Oliver North. Zuckerman and Murdock both feature Neocons
in their media organs, like: Richard Perle, Paul Wolfowitz and
William Kristol. Bloomberg has reported links to both the Neocons and to
Today, when I lined up to march with Irish Freedom activists at 20th Street,
near 7th Ave., at around 11 AM, under the banner of "We Serve Neither Bush
Nor Mobil," the demonstrators couldn't have been in a happier mood. I
talked with Sandy Boyer, co-producer of the popular "Radio Free Eireann"
program, on WBAI, in NYC, and many others. Everyone thought it was going to
be a "great afternoon for a rally." Boyer said, "This is incredible! You
have people as far as the eye can see. Irish-Americans are here as a
contingent, flying the Tricolor Flag, to show that we are strongly against
Although the media had predicted a crowd in the range of 250,000,
John McDonagh, one of the leaders of "Cabbies Against Bush,"
told me on the morning of the rally, "Don't believe the controlled media."
He added, "The crowd today will exceed 500,000." According to the
United for Peace & Justice,
one of the organizers for the rally, McDonagh was right on the money in his
The massive event started around noon at 15th St. The parade then moved
northward on 7th Avenue past Madison Square Garden, where the GOP
convention was to open the next day. It then progressed eastward on 34th
Street to 5th Avenue. From there demonstrators marched south on 5th Avenue
to 23rd Street, then east to Broadway, and south on Broadway into the
Union Square Park area for the rally. This neighborhood is famous in NYC
history as one of the leading symbols of the origins of the Labor Movement
in America, that dates as "early as 1882"
Finally, despite all the opposition, scare tactics and demonizing, the
rally was a huge success, with no thanks due to NYC's "Mayor Bully" -
© William Hughes 2004
Teach that Most Women will Go to Hell?
pre-Ordained to the Hell Fire?
Dear Sis. Shafeeqah Abdullah (from Atlanta): asalamu alaikum
You have sent an article by Shakiel Humayun about a Hadith on women in
hellfire . I don’t
know who is Mr. Humayun but he has totally misunderstood the Hadith in
question. I am worried that he is reported to be teaching new Muslims.
Mr. Humayun has based his entire article on his first point. Here I quote
" "I was shown the hellfire and most of its inhabitants were
How was the prophet able to see the future? Allah enabled the prophet
to see the future and the inhabitants of the hellfire."
Mr. Humayun’s conclusion is as follows:
"Women will be most of the inhabitants of the hellfire is a fact
spoken by the trusted and the trustworthy Muhammad (saaws). The
statements of Allah and His messenger (saaws) are not subjected to
the rationalization of any human. The statements of Allah are the
truth and are just. They are not subjected to the acceptance of
mankind to qualify being the truth or just."
What's his error?
It’s in front of his eyes but Mr. Humayun couldn’t see it. The Hadith says
"I was shown" using
the past tense, and again "its inhabitants were..." past tense.
Thus the Hadith is about the past, not about the future.
The Prophet (pbuh) did not say, EVER, that women WILL go to hell! In fact
many of the
women who were his best supporters were promised Paradise even before they
died. There is no
question of any Muslim woman who follows Islam going to hell. I wonder
woman Mr. Humayun thinks will go to hell?
Quite the contrary, the Prophet (pbuh) has taught that even those Muslims
who wrong their
souls and commit so many sins that they will be sent to hell, will be
redeemed and brought out
of hellfire, if they have even an iota of faith in them. Here is what the
Prophet (pbuh) said:
"From Abu Sa’id al-Khudri (r.a.): The Prophet, pbuh, said: ‘When the people
of Paradise enter
Paradise and the people of Hell go to hell, Allah will Say: Take those out
of Hell who have faith
even equal to a grain of mustard. When they will be taken out, they will be
charred. Then they
will be put in the river of life and they will revive like a plant that
grows near the bank of a water
channel. Don’t you see how it comes out yellow and twisted?’ "
[Sahih of Bukhari,
Vol.I, hadith 21.]
Mr. Humayun did not understand the Hadith because he did not quote it in
full before he
discussed it. [Later on he did quote it but then he did not discuss it
because he was constantly
focusing on the idea of what will happen to women in the future. ]
The complete Hadith is as follows:
"I was shown the hellfire and that the majority of its dwellers were
women who were ungrateful." It was asked, "Do they disbelieve in
Allah?" (or are they ungrateful to Allah?) He replied, "They are
ungrateful to their husbands and are ungrateful for the favors and
the good done to them. If you have always been good to one of them
and then she sees something [bad] in you, she will say, 'I have never
received any good from you." [al-Bukhari]
Mr. Humayun does not give the reference which is Sahih of Bukhari Vol. I,
The Hadith deals with a psychological problem which occurs in many marriages,
wife who has been pampered by her husband, rejects all he has done the
very first time he goes against her desire.
It’s a pre-Islamic issue: Hence the PAST tense. The Prophet (pbuh) did not
want marriages to
break up. He was teaching women of the future about one of the problems
which can hurt relationships.
Similar words were expressed by the Prophet (pbuh) about RICH people.
He said he saw them
in hell and in the future they could save themselves by spending in Allah’s
He also admonished MEN who would choose a wife on the basis of a criterion
other than that
of PIETY. ["May your hands be rubbed in dirt."]
There are numerous Hadith of EDUCATION and ADMONITION, for instance about
those who do not pray on time and who love the world and may other matters.
All this has nothing to do with the FUTURE and certainly nothing to do with
PREDETERMINATION or Qadr. It has nothing to do with any INHERENT problem
with women which would put them in hell. The Prophet (pbuh) is teaching
about BEHAVIOR, not Qadr.
A similar hadith occurs in Sahih Muslim where the Prophet warns that he saw
in hell women who dress but remain naked owing to the way they dress. [See
Sahih Muslim, kitabul-libas wuz-zeenah, section 131)
How can we be sure that women who follow the Prophet (pbuh) will not go to
hell? They are many proofs, but let's take the Qur'an's verses referring
to the oath of fealty Muslims took to follow Muhammad to martyrdom when
'Usman (r.a.) was feared to have been killed by the Makkans. The Qur'an
"It is He who sent down tranquility into the hearts of the believers....
that He may admit the men and women who believe, to Gardens beneath which
rivers flow, to dwell therein for ever .... Surely those who give their
pledge to thee (O Muhammad) do no less than pledge themselves to Allah:
The Hand of Allah is over their hands ....[The Qur'an 48:4, 5 and 10.]
Among those who took this pledge were some of the greatest of women in
human history. One of them was Asma (r.a.) the daughter of Yazeed who took
part in many a jihad. At one time her marriage didn't work out and she
underwent divorce. The respect she had in the Islamic community was never
diminished owing to this problem with her husband.
Asma (r.a.) took part in the historic battle of Yarmouk which spelled the
death knell of the Roman empire. She herself killed NINE Romans. She and
the women with her swept into the battle killing hundreds of Romans. At
one point, the Muslim army, greatly outnumbered, started to flee. The
women, including Asma (r.a.), intercepted the fleeing units, threw stones
and pieces of wood at the fighters and taunted them, saying: "Where are
you running off to? Are you going to leave us to the kuffar?" The fleeing
soldiers returned and pledged to fight to the death. The huge Roman army
was totally routed. [Tabari's Tarikh, vol. 2, p. 335, Ibn Kathir's
al-Bidaya wun-Niyahaya, vol. 7 p.13]
Thus there is no scope either in the Qur'an or the Hadith for the idea that
women will go to hell because they are women. Islam decides on the basis of
behavior, conduct, TAQWA [fear and awareness of Allah], not on the basis of
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