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Juma' Khutba
Communication is Part of Islamic Worship: Speak out and Stand up for your Rights in America
Billion dollar Zionist Propaganda has Failed:
American Masses do Not Hate Muslims
We are Not Running Away: We Immigrants Have Come Here to Win or Die for the Truth

On June 20, 2003 Dr. Kaukab Siddique gave the Juma' khutba and led the prayers at the Islamic Center of the Triad in Greensboro, North Carolina. The prayer hall was packed with immigrants from Sudan, Somalia, Palestine, Egypt, Syria and other countries. Here are the main points of the khutba:

Texts for khutba: "The believers, men and women, are protecting friends and guardians of each other. They enjoin what is just, and forbid what is evil. They establish regular prayer, pay the zakat and obey Allah and His messenger. On them will Allah pour his mercy: for Allah is Exalted in power, Wise." (The Qur'an 9:71)
"O Hissan (ibn Thabit), do hajw of the oppressors" (mock them with the power of language). [Hadith of the Prophet, peace be on him.]

1. In 9:71, one of the final revelations, Allah calls on men and women to work together. Allah puts AMR BIL MA'RUF and NAHI un-il-MUNKAR (enjoining right and rejecting evil) BEFORE prayers and Zakat.
2. We must know what is right and wrong and then be able to speak about both. Thus communication is essential for the Muslim community.
3. Send your children into journalism, to become speakers and writers, teachers and educators, not just money makers.
4. America is not based on a holy book. Here only those people get rights who strive for them. We can learn from the struggle of the African-American people, the Labor movement, the women's movement. They had to come out into the streets and make sacrifices before they got their rights. All of them had to become effective communicators.
5. After 9.11, we are standing at the turning point of history. We must face persecution as the Prophet (pbuh) did in Makka, peacefully, without flinching , WITHOUT ANY COMPROMISE ON PRINCIPLES.
6. Study America: Understand it as the Prophet (pbuh) understood Arabia. Know who is your friend and who is your enemy. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME IN TRYING TO APPEASE THE PEOPLE IN POWER. They are oppressors and they will never accept you unless you become part of them.
7. The ZIONISTS have spent billions of dollars to turn the people of America against Islam and Muslims but they have FAILED MISERABLY. The people do not hate us. In fact there is more thirst for acceptance of Islam today than ever before. If the media campaign had succeeded, we would not have been able to pray juma'.
8. Muslims are facing only a few, very few, hate crimes from the American people. We are being harassed by the U.S. government. In Greensboro alone there have been more than 300 cases of government harassment of Muslim immigrants, especially Sudanese.
9. We must do hajw of the oppressors. Use language to speak out AGAINST WAR, against disinformation on the media. Mock the falsehoods and fabrications of the Zionists liars who are hiding in the American power structure. THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES PERMITS YOU TO SAY WHAT YOU WANT.
10. Do not be afraid. Speak out. Answer the oppressors. Be proud of the martyrs of Islam in Palestine, Kashmir. The world has not seen such heroism, defenseless people turning themselves into weapons to defy the most powerful occupation entity in the world. The U.S. should give missiles, tanks, artillery to the Palestinians: Then it won't have to complain about martyrs who sacrifice themselves. It is your right to defend the martyrs with words. It is not illegal.
11. Be responsible in your speech. We Muslims in America must not break the law. We must be peaceful. We must be rational. But we must not seek invitations to the White House or become recruiters for the FBI.
12. Support your local leadership if you see that it is standing against oppressors. Be united, based on Qur'an and Sunnah. Without unity, the enemies of Islam will destroy you one at a time. If you run scared, your children will dishonor you, your conscience will shame you and in the Hereafter Allah will give you a severe punishment for abandoning the trust He gave you.
13. We are in America as part of Allah's Plan, for He is the best of Planners. We thought we are here to make money, which we are good at, but He wants us to be witnesses to the truth. So He has put us in a position where the only thing we can do to be true to ourselves is to follow the Sunnah of the Prophet (pbuh).

2003-06-28 Sat 08:42ct