20, 1425/ November 4, 2004 #109
Ramadan 1425 is the anniversary of 'Ayesha Siddiqa [radi Allah 'unha].
She was the beloved wife of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and daughter of
the greatest Muslim male sahabi, Abu Bakr, r.a. Moreover, she was a
great woman as a woman, a person in her own right.
Here are some of her qualities which put her above other women:
For arrogant men, a woman like Ayesha (r.a.) is difficult to deal with.
At the Battle of the Camel, a man in Ali's (r.a.) army [opposing her]
made some disrespectful remarks about her coming out of her home to
lead men. At this, a Companion of the Prophet, p, who was siding with
Ali (r.a.), named Ammar, r.a., rebuked the man, saying: "O Fool! May
dogs bark at you!
Greatest narrator of
Best among the Companions in understanding the
Best in giving religious rulings [fatwas].
Leader of both men and women.
[Commanded an army including some of the greatest sahaba at the
Battle of the Camel.]
Poet of superb quality.
Teacher and educator.
[including the greatest battles of Islam, Badr and Uhud].
Allah revealed verses of the Qur'an to exalt her character and honor.
The angel Gabriel brought her picture image to Muhammad (pbuh)
to urge him to marry her.
Allah, in the Qur'an, gave her the choice to leave Muhammad (pbuh)
if his life was too difficult to share. SHE CHOSE MUHAMMAD (p),
refusing to consult her parents.
She shared life with Muhammad (p) in war time when there was little
to eat and a fire to cook food was seldom lighted in their home.
Her charity was incredible. Once she received 70,000 dirhams after
the fall of the Persian empire. She distributed ALL of them to the
needy and got up dusting her clothes as if she had gotten rid of
Shut your mouth! Are you not ashamed of yourself that you are showing
disrespect for the beloved wife of the messenger of Allah, peace be
on him. Do you not know that in Paradise too 'Ayesha will be his wife."
[ This quote and the facts above are from the classic biographical
Hadith collection of Ibn Sa'ad, died 230 H., in his TABQAT al-KUBRA.]
ISLAMIC CHARITY FOR
A day before Ramadan began,
[Islamic African Relief Agency], based in Columbia, Missouri was shut
down by the U.S. government on vague charges of "terrorism."
The action helps explain the methodology of the hand behind the
propaganda about Darfur, Sudan. Almost daily, Americans are told that
people are dying in Darfur owing to the actions of the relatively
Islamic government in Khartoum.
But then the Muslims helping deliver charity to the suffering people
of Darfur are shut down!
[National Public Radio
mentioned in passing two weeks back a Jewish group which is working
in Darfur, Sudan.]
White, Christian Backlash Swamps Kerry
Open Ended Era of War Coming Up
election cost $6 billion in the 7 months till a couple of days before
November, with $600 million spent on TV advertising alone. It was an
election of the rich, for the rich, by the rich. The American people
had to be put under tremendous propaganda pressure to be persuaded to
vote. People who look at the beautiful harmony of election day itself
do not realize how the process is developed and processed so that the
poor and the needy are left completely out of it. In spite of all the
hype, 40% to 60% of the citizens of the U.S. do not even register to
Bush knew what he wanted: War, nationalism, more power to the elites.
His people successfully energized the American heartland. It was a clean
sweep for Bush from Virginia, to North Carolina, to Georgia, to
Oklahoma and Nebraska. The White Supremacist idea mingled with
Christian evangelism to produce a deadly mixture. In addition, many
were afraid that "gay marriages" would be introduced to their states
by Kerry supporters.
Kerry was a failure. He dared not speak openly to his support base.
Most of the time he seemed to be a clone of Bush. Most of America's
poor and needy were not convinced that he was for them. He tried to
cash in on the anti-war sentiment but would not say when and how he
would end the war.
The Liberal and Left communities have not understood the impact
of 9.11 on the American psyche. For the Left, the idea that Islam and
America are at war is absurd. How can Islam be a factor against a
superpower like America. So we see lunatic fringe type conspiracy theories
floating around about 9.11. Sometimes we are told 9.11 was like the
Riechstag fire which catapulted Hitler into power [with the implication
that Bush is another Hitler]. Often, the conspiracy theorists come up
with stories about "remote controlled" planes!
[This was before voice from the planes were deciphered.]
[The Muslim world has its own version of these stories and we are told:
The Israelis did it! 4,000 Israelis did not turn up on 9.11! When we ask,
how do you know? We are told: Look at such and such web site!]
Thus the issue of 9.11 which is now part of America's psyche is
sidetracked by the Liberal/Left.
New Trend showed from day one [September 11] onwards that America was
totally surprised by the elite Islamic commando lead by Muhammad Atta
which killed 3000 Americans in one day and struck down the symbols of
America's economic and military power.
America's response was that of a powerful person who cannot believe that
the despicable Islamist would dare to carry out such a horrific attack.
To understand it, one has to understand the terror Nat Turner inspired
among the slave holders. Alex Haley's ROOTS has an image of an
oppressed Black man doing the unthinkable: pointing a gun at the
On 9.11 New Trend had given the image of CYCLOPS whose one eye was taken
out by Odysseus.
[America's world famous intelligence agencies could not see who had come
out of the east to carry out the attacks, using America's own planes as
Cyclops went berserk and started throwing huge boulders at the fleeing
assailants in the vain hope of hitting one. Compare with America's
which killed thousands but missed most of the Taliban and just about all
of Al-Qaida armed formations.
The Left saw the
in Afghanistan which brought down the Soviet empire as merely a
operation. It could not see the one million people killed by the
Now it cannot see that the Taliban are defying the power of the USA.
The liberals and the Left sympathize with Muslims in
but it's a hollow sympathy. They never bother to understand that Islam
is a complete way of life. It cannot be pigeon holed into pseudo-Marxist
Osama's latest video gave Bush the little extra mileage he needed. Most
of America noted it, but for the Left [as well as
Osama perhaps is not even a real person, ingeniously invented by the
devious White House. Osama wants Bush to attack, so that millions in
the Muslim world should be able to make that extra effort to join the
"non-state" forces of Islam.
WAR WILL EXPAND:
Almost half of America, Christian/White, supported by
infiltrators and agents wants war. The evangelicals openly state that
they want to blow up the
They have hooked up with
In fact those of us who see Israel as the prime mover in U.S. foreign
policy should start facing up to the fact that Israel is only ONE of
America's several tools in the Muslim world, along with dictators,
kings, generals in
Jordan, Saudi Arabia,
Tunisia, Algeria ..[the list goes on].
ISRAEL and the ELECTIONS:
Both Kerry and Bush support Israel 100%. However, Bush's support was not
apparent to the American hinterland. His theme was American nationalism.
Flag waving covered up the Israeli connection and the close Sharon-Bush
relationship. It was clever camouflage. By contrast, Kerry was clearly
identified with the New York establishment.
The Christian populations are racially antagonistic to Jews
but afraid of being accused of anti-semitism express it in weird
concepts such as: Fear of ONE
WORLD government, or the "U.N. is about to take over the U.S.", or Kerry
wanted U.S. troops to be put under U.N. command.
Kerry sounded fake in his views against war when he dared not criticize
Israel or come up with any rational explanation for the hatred Israel
excites in Asia and
Hence even people who would be expected to support Kerry against Bush
did not feel excited about Kerry's opposition
IMBECILIC BEHAVIOR of
Election 2004 once more exposed the intellectual mediocrity and spiritual
bankruptcy of self-appointed American Muslim "leaders." In 2000 they
had carried out a bloc vote for Bush, with disastrous results. Bush
used them and then spat on them.
Instead of apologizing to the Muslim community or subjecting themselves
to critical self-analysis, these "leaders" simply made a U-turn and
started rooting for Kerry. They were able to deliver a few votes,
specially picked up and driven to polling booths. Even more pathetically,
in some places mosques were turned into polling centers.
IMAGINE VOTING FOR ABU SUFIAN, as an ALTERNATIVE TO THEIR PREVIOUS
FAVORITE, ABU JAHAL, and carrying out this ABOMINATION in MOSQUES WHERE
ALLAH ALONE SHOULD BE WORSHIPED!
Then, these "leaders" announced that 93% of Muslims had voted for Kerry.
So, if 100 people vote, and 93 of them are for Kerry, the rich Muslim
group can use the "sample" and say 93% voted for Kerry. This self-serving
statement was made before these "leaders" realized that Kerry
It is about time that these "leaders" should pack their bags and go
look for other business. It is remarkable how these people who put
the name "Islamic" in their organizational names cannot come up with
ONE VERSE FROM THE QUR'AN or ONE HADITH which would
support their drive to vote first for Abu Jahl and then for Abu Sufian.
ISLAM REFUSES to be COOPTED by ANY CHRISTIAN or JEWISH POLITICAL GROUP:
Most Muslims boycotted the elections, fully aware that neither Bush nor
Kerry care that 100,000 Muslim civilians, mostly women and children,
have been killed in Iraq by the U.S. airforce. [Source: Lancet magazine.]
Most Muslims realize that the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
was called a terrorist, and neither Bush nor Kerry cared. Israel has
destroyed 131 mosques: No
response from Bush or Kerry.
Putin's Russia has perpetuated GENOCIDE in
American politicians are interested only in the Russian version of the
tragedy at Beslan.
The Qur'an and the Prophet, pbuh, give us a program, a plan, a
methodology for peaceful change in America. Muslims need to organize
and make Islam real in America. It won't happen if we join the oppressive
National Post: a love-hate relationship
By Jalaluddin S. Hussain
Dr. El-Masry is hounded: Dr. Bernard Lewis is Praised!
Perhaps I have a love-hate relationship with the ultra-conservative and
pro-Zionist English daily of Canada: National Post. Although, I do not
subscribe to it on a monthly basis,I read it regularly, either by buying
it or by going to the local library. My rationale: how can I know their
views if instead of reading them, I boycott them?
Canadian Jewish Congress hounds Dr. Elmasry
Currently, Dr. Elmasry, President of the Canadian Islamic Congress is
the target of National Post and Zionist attacks. In a recent Michael
Coren Live TV Talk Show, from Toronto, Dr. Mohamed Elmasry, in part,
"The totally innocent people (are) obviously the children, but they are
not innocent if they are part of a population which is the total
population of Israel (which) is part of the army...They are part of
the Israeli army, even if they have civilian clothes." This remark,
besides some other responses, have raised the ire of various Jewish
groups, including the Canadian Jewish Congress, Binai Brith and the
daily National Post.
Prudently enough, Dr. Elmasry has issued a news release last weekend,
and has insisted that his remarks, made on a television program were
"regrettable and misunderstood." This should have constituted sufficient
apology and the demands of certain Jewish and Muslim leaders that CIC
President resign, tantamounts to carrying the matter too far and may
encourage the fundamentalist and extremist elements within CIC to
adopt more anti-Zionist attitude, considering current cruelties
particularly being perpetrated by the Israeli army in the Gaza strip.
Iraqi dead people less important!
There is an interesting and apt cartoon by Aislin (Terry Mosher) in
daily, "The Gazette" of September 9, 2004. It shows two readers, of a
common newspaper page, reading an Iraqi news item. The news item reads:
1000 have died in Iraq. The first reader remarks, "It is very sad".
The second reader responds, "yes". At this reply the first reader asks:
Should not that read 12,000?" How so? counter-questions the second one.
"Well, 11,000 Iraqis have also died." But then the second one
contemptuously remarks: "Oh, them!" This series of cartoons poignantly
and graphically highlights in a timely way, the exteme biases and
prejudices of a section of Canadian print
Bernard Lewis lectures in Montreal
Dr. Bernard Lewis, the author of "What Went Wrong: Western Impact and
and Middle Eastern Response", recently visited Montreal on a lecture
tour. He delivered a highly biased and slanted speech, on the subject
of, Islam and the West, in the Beth Israel Beth Aaron Congregation, on
October 18, 2004. The ad in daily, "The Gazette" proclaimed him as "
the greatest living student of Islam, author of twenty-three books,
and editor of "The Cambridge History of Islam". His lecture to a
dominantly Jewish audience left much to be desired and gave a one-sided
perspective on the Middle East problems. It is incmbent on the genuine
Islamic scholars within the Muslim diaspora community of North America
to carefully listen to this poison-tongued "Islamic scholar" and give
him appropriate responses. These so-called scholars should not be
ignored and left un-answered
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