Zulqi'dah 4, 1425/December 16, 2004 #122
to letter in support of W.D. Muhammad and
News [3 items]
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businesses. Starbucks is correctly on our boycott list.
MILLION DOLLAR FUND RAISER for
In ANN ARBOR-Yipsilanti Marriott, MICHIGAN:
Starbucks chief was main speaker
American News of December 4-10. Courtesy of Blaine in Al-Awda list.
"The event was sponsored in part by Ford Motor Company. Howard Schultz,
Chairman and CEO of Starbucks Coffee, was the featured speaker. Schultz
has long been a lightning rod of controversy due his support of Israel.
In 1998 he was honored by the Jerusalem Fund of Aish HaTorah with
"The Israel 50th Anniversary Friend of Zion Tribute Award" for his
services to the Jewish state in "playing a key role in promoting close
alliance between the United States and Israel". The Jerusalem Fund of
Aish HaTorah funds the largely discredited website honestreporting.com
and has been accused of illegally funding Israeli Prime Minister Ariel
Sharon's Likud party.
"The Jewish Federation claims that it initiates, coordinates, and
supports activities here at home and around the world that strengthen
REAL SHOCKER: from
VIOLATION OF HUMAN
OF VIRGINIA INNOCENT MASAUD KHAN:
government has sent Masaud Khan to a prison which is about NINE HOURS
drive from the home of his family in Rockville, Maryland. Even a monthly
family visit is very difficult while an attorney's visit is extremely
We are trying to get more information from his family who live in
Masaud Khan, 33, is the son of a
father (deceased) and a White Muslim American mother. Readers might
remember that he was sentenced by a Judge to NINETY YEARS in prison
for showing symbolic support for the
It was a BOGUS case and on the basis of a plea bargain from another
Muslim who knew Masaud, he was given this horrendous sentence. The most
which came out against him was that he went to the Kashmir front with
Lashkare Taiba and fired three symbolic shots towards the occupied
territory. The Judge reportedly said that she was giving him
THIRTY YEARS for each shot he fired!
We want to re-open this case. It is obvious injustice.
We'll come back to you with more on the case.
Letters of Islamic concern [spiritual only] should be sent to:
Masaud Khan #46810-083
U.S.P. Lee County
P.O. Box 305
Jonesville, VA 24263-0305
Jamaat al-Muslimeen recommendation
IMAM ZAKIUDDIN SHARFI, originally from Karachi, Pakistan, gives
powerful khutbas in New Jersey. In his latest
received on audio tape, he reminds Muslims of their definite return to
Imam Sharfi urges Muslims who are afraid of the FBI to remember that
they are under surveillance by the ABI [Allah's Bureau of Investigation]
which no one can escape. They should fear ABI more than FBI!
Imam Sharfi is fluent in Urdu, Arabic and English. His strong accent
makes his speech even more unforgettable.
He teaches that according to
the cataclysmic destruction of Israel is inevitable.
To invite him to your masjid, call: 609-261-5640
literature write to his: Islamic Educational Services, 2648 RT 206,
Mt Holly, NJ 08060
By Jalaluddin S. Hussain
[The writer is NT's veteran correspondent.]
Anti-Kofi Annan rantings+Same Sex marriage +Kashmir
Daily, The Gazette, Montreal, in its December 12, 2004 issue, has an
article by an ultra-conservative and pro-Zionist writer, George Jonas.
His article is headed : "UN has become tragi-comedy of scoundrels".
He rants in this article against the Secretary General of the
United Nations, Kofi Annan, because the U.S. Senate sub-committee's
co-chariperson, Norm Coleman, looking into the U.N.'s oil-for-food
called for Kofi Annan's resignation and Jonas agrees with Coleman,
UN should be reformed but on American terms
In his article, George Jonas seemed to convey the impression that the
U.N should be reformed in such a way that the membership of the U.N.
does not resist the American unilateralism and hegemony, as they
can do now. He also wants that "dysfunctional dictatorships" should
not be in a position to "punch above their weights"!
UN is not an American baby!
George Jonas, please come out clear about what do you really want? Do
you want that only U.S. should have the veto rights in the Security
Council and other members should keep their mouth shut? What do you
think about the Saudi king,
President and Colombian strongman? Is it that so long as these characters
toe the American line, everything is fine? I wish you answered these
questions in the newspaper in which you write your regular column -
the National Post of Canada. And mind you, so long as the majority of the
UN membership is in favour of the moderate Kofi Annan, Uncle Sam cannot
dislodge him. Perhaps, the UN Secretary General's only fault is that,
in the case of Iraq, he has not been very forthcoming and this attitude
may sound his death-knell, in the end!
Supreme court rules in favour of same-sex unions
It is the sign of times: The Canadian Supreme Court, comprising of nine
judges, including a woman judge, have unanimously ruled that same-sex
civil unions can be considered as legally-constituted marriages. And
surprisingly, most of the print and electronic media in Canada also
endorsed this ruling! Daily The Gazette, in a recent editorial headed:
"Supreme Court simply affirms reality", concludes: "It is time to
acknowledge same-sex marriage is an idea whose time really has come".
It may be mentioned that the Courts in the six Canadian provinces and
one territory (Yukon) have already validated same-sex marriages. Also,
if recent polls are to be believed, the majority of Canadians, who were
asked about the validity of same-sex marraiges, voted in affirmative.
If my grandmother were alive today, she would have simply remarked, in
bewilderment and astonishment: "Doomsday is near, very near, son!!"
Toronto Kashmir Conference demands deadline
An international two-day Peace Conference, organized by the
International Kashmir Alliance, was held in Toronto, on November 27 and 28,
2004. It was addressed by a number of political leaders from
Pakistan and both parts of Kashmir. A number of Canadian politicians,
including some prominent parliamentarians, also spoke on the Kashmir
problem. Prominent among those who presented their papers were, Umar
Abdullah, a member of the Indian Parliament and a former Minister of
State for Foreign Affairs, Mir Hasil Bizenjo, a former MNA and Secretary
General of the Pakistan National Party, Justice Ali Mohammed Mir,
Chairman of the Human Rights Commission of the Indian-controlled Kashmir,
Derek Lee and Jim Karygiannis, of the Liberal Party and members of the
House of Commons. The speakers and the participants of the Conference
were united in their demand that both the countries, India and Pakistan
should aim at agreeing on a deadline, to resolve the Kashmir dispute
and thus help in the establishment of durable peace in the Himalayan
IN DEFENSE OF "IMAM" W.D. MUHAMMAD
Gorillas in the Midst
by Khalid Abdullah Islam
Another eye witness present at the Public Address
of Imam W. Deen Mohammed at
RE: I request the Editor of Newtrend Magazine print this in the next
edition of his online magazine.
H.Q. 2:6 As to those who reject Faith, it is the same to them whether
thou warn them or do not warn them; they will not believe.
4:76 Those who believe fight in the cause of Allah,
and those who reject Faith Fight in the cause of Evil:
So fight ye against the friends of Satan: feeble indeed is the cunning
The article written and sent to New Trend magazine by an unnamed student
of Lincoln University is an unjust attack on Imam W. Deen Mohammed.
It's filled with statements of intellectual dishonesty that clearly
demonstrates a mind that has already a pre conditioned bias.
It's no wonder he hides his name and states he is bitter and filled with
The article is a very weak and dishonest attempt to put down the Imam,
his person and his teachings as the words provides incredible fact
twisting, and engages in character assassination centering on one
statement the Imam made.
It's clear to me that the writer doesn't possess the mentality nor the
spirit to understand what the Imam is teaching and sadly, doesn't want
What is even more sad and disturbing is the fact that the unnamed student
has found a home at New Trend magazine, and in it's editor, a companion
to support and spread malicious, unsupported, irresponsible scandalous
gossip against a righteous man of G-d.
This type of pure nonsense is representative of pagan behavior that if
one studies history has been displayed time and time again in the history
For all who believe in G-d and the Last Day. Prophet Muhammed is the
Model Human being, the prayers and the peace be on him.
For your information, that's what sallallaahu'alaihi wasallam
The prayers and the peace be upon him, not peace and blessing be
upon him (PBUH) that we see all the time. This saying, peace and
blessings upon him is nice and acceptable, however we have accepted that
translation from writers whom English is a second language. Writers whom
made English translations of the Qur'an, we have just trusted that their
translation is proper.
The Imam has made translation of the Arabic into English and has not made
Another quick lesson the Imam teaches, in our Book, The Holy Qur'an we
never see the word Islam. What we see is
Al-Islam. That exactly what Allah says in His Book,
Al-Islam. Nobody from overseas taught us that. Imam Mohammed
taught them and us that!
When we look at Prophet Muhammed's true life story, we see when he made
a statement, there were members of his family, members of his tribe and
just people out in the community calling him disparaging names, calling
him crazy. They thought that they were so right in their ugly behavior,
but clearly they were wrong.
We know of a woman, a neighbor of Muhammed, who would place her debris
in the Prophet's path as a protest to his statements. She thought this
We hear the story of Umar, who for five full years was a dedicated
negative critic of the Prophet. He thought he was right to make a move
to actually kill Muhammed.
If your following the logic being presented here, what this young
student is doing is nothing new and nothing to get excited about.
I was there. I have an eye witness account to provide too.
The Imam simply said, that Allah said in the Qur'an that Muhammed,
the prayers and peace be upon him, is His Last Prophet, He (Allah)
never said Muhammed is the last messenger. The Imam also provided
additional comments to that statment as a support and proof of what
is just plain common sense.
What the Imam said about Prophet Muhammed is not new to his students,
followers and those in association with his ministry.
Clear and concise comments to bring to the audience a higher appreciation
and value what Allah has given to us as His creation.
The Imam is a warrior for peace.
All the Imam is teaching is a return to common sense. In his own words
the Imam says:
"I am trying to talk us into common sense, into the common intelligence
that G-d created the baby with. Though we get away from that good common
sense intelligence, when we get into this city life.We need to get back
to where we think with good common sense, think truthfully, think beauty
and think love. The city is so much in our way, that we think ugly and
think hate and sickness and violence. So let us come back to ourselves".
In closing, you may wonder why I put in the subject area of this reponse
to this awful, shameful and unislamic article, the title, "Gorillas in
5:60 Say: "Shall I point out to you something much worse than this,
(as judged) by the treatment it received from Allah. those who incurred
the curse of Allah and His wrath, those of whom some He transformed into
apes and swine, those who worshipped evil;- these are (many times)
worse in rank, and far more astray from the even path!"
As I am one who attended this lecture, I know there was an opportunity
for the young student to ask the Imam for clarification of the statement
that G-d never said that Muhammed was the Last Messenger, but G-d does
say that Muhammed the Last Prophet.
In fact the Imam graciously answered every question after his lecture
in the Q&A portion of the program. He waited untill no one else from the
audience had a quetion to ask of him.
If the student had a problem with the Imam's statement, all he had to do
is ask. Even if he disagreed or felt uncomfortable with the statement,
again, he should have taken the excellent time to ask the person who was
there to answer him, Imam W. Deen Mohammed.
Instead he engages in back stabbing, character assassination and behavior
totally unislamic, behavior that he is not even ashame of!
That's a curse of Allah on such people. They have the form of human
beings, but their behavior is like that of ignorant animals such as
snakes, pigs and gorillas. There are in our midst and have no idea
how shameful they act.
Don't you see them?
REBUTTAL by the Editor
W.D.'s KUFR is Still Kufr: He has Misunderstood the Qur'an.
Supporter Has Shown his True Identity.
New Trend usually publishes critical letters without comment. However,
this one concerns a matter of faith and disbelief central to Islam and
should be clarified.
W. D. Muhammad should have personally answered the criticism we published.
No one is too big in Islam to refuse to answer. Answerability and
accountability are part of Islam.
Khalid has spent his letter attacking the EYEWITNESS who stated that
W.D. opposed the Islamic belief that there will be NO messenger after
Muhammad (pbuh). In his speech W.D. did not explain what was the basis
of his claim. Hence he stands accused of kufr.
Now Khalid has given an explanation. He writes:
"The Imam simply said, that Allah said in the Qur'an that Muhammed, the
prayers and peace be upon him, is His Last Prophet, He (Allah) never
said Muhammed is the last messenger. The Imam also provided additional
comments to that statment as a support and proof of what is just plain
Khalid probably does not realize that his explanation too is KUFR. This
is not the first time in Muslim history that someone has tried to bring
in a new messenger after Muhammad (pbuh) by trying to distort what Allah
says in the Qur'an.
Here is what Allah says in the Qur'an says:
"Muhammad is not the father of any of your men, but he is the Messenger
of Allah and the Seal of the Prophets. And Allah has full knowledge of
all things.." [33:40]
The verse is not saying that he is not the last messenger or that there
will be messengers after him. Idiomatically, this verse covers the
entire gamut of revelation from Allah to human beings, be it to Prophets
or Messengers. So the "seal" of the prophets, means that the "naba" or
news coming from Allah has been completed and Muhammad (pbuh) is the
seal on the message to show the completion of the revelation for all
The Qur'an makes it clear that the message from Allah has been perfected
and completed. Allah says in the Qur'an:
"...This day have I perfected your religion [way of life] for you,
completed My favor upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your
religion [way of life]..." [5:3]
It is true that "messenger" can mean "anyone who brings a message" but
Muhammad (pbuh) was not a messenger in that ordinary sense. He was
chosen [hence the name "mustafa" for him] to bring Islam to completion
Hence any interpretation which plays with the word "messenger" to claim
that there can be a messenger receiving revelation from Allah after
Muhammad, pbuh, is clear KUFR.
In verses of the Qur'an where someone may not be sure of the meaning,
one can seek clarification in the Hadith. Here is what the Prophet
Muhammad [pbuh] says in his authentic Hadith:
" Surely ar-risala and un-nubuwwah are ended. There will be NO MESSENGER
and NO PROPHET after me."
[Hadith in Tirmidhi's Jami', and in Ahmad ibn Hanbal's Musnad.]
This is not an issue on which there is any difference of opinion
among Muslims. In another Hadith, Muhammad (pbuh] said:
"...I have been sent as a Messenger to ALL creation and the chain of
prophets ends with me."
[Sahih of Muslim, Jami' of Tirmidhi,Sunan of Ibn Maja.]
So if, as all Muslims believe, he is a messenger for the entire world,
the question of another messenger after him does not arise. Any such
belief would mean that Muhammad's [pbuh] message was incomplete and
that it did not cover the entire world [particularly America], and that
Khalid has tried to condemn the Muslim who wrote about W.D.'s kufr.
That eyewitness Muslim is following Islam in its completeness and purity.
He accepts the fact, which all Muslims accept, be they Shia or Sunni,
that there will be no messenger after Muhammad (pbuh). Also, our
eyewitness is a learned Muslim, well versed in Qur'an and Hadith at
a young age.
Khalid has tried to compare our witness to an "ape." This would mean
that for Khalid, his leader, W.D., is messenger of God
[naoozubillahe min zalik] and he considers a critic of W.D. as non-Muslim.
It is evident from the two verses Khalid quoted in the beginning of his
letter that he considers a critic of W.D. as non-Muslim which again
proves the Kufr of W.D. and of those who follow him blindly. These
people do consider W.D. a messenger after Muhammad (pbuh).
As for fighting for Islam, W.D.'s record is ZERO. W.D. and his
followers are KNOWN FOR SUPPORTING the U.S. power structure. W.D.
admires George Bush and keeps his supporters from opposing America's
and Iraq. They have never stood up to the White House. In fact W.D.
loves to be in the White House to break bread with the "Great White
W.D. Muhammad admitted in his "resignation" speech that he WORKED FOR
THE STATE DEPARTMENT of the U.S. In fact he has published "honorable
mention" of his services to the State Department in his own paper
In the case of
Imam Jamil al-Amin,
W.D. Muhammad has never said a word of Islamic brotherhood.
[This acceptance of America's power structure is SHIRK. We will come
to the issue of W.D.'s SHIRK later.]
And this business of writing God as G-D is borrowed from the Jews who
believe that God's name is too holy to be mentioned. Why not say Allah,
which is the word used in the Qur'an?
New Trend has published Khalid's ENTIRE LETTER, including the headline
he devised for it. Can he do the same for us and publish this response
in W.D.'s paper "Muslim Journal" ?
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