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Communication is Part of Islamic Worship: Speak
out and Stand up for your
Propaganda has Failed:
American Masses do Not Hate
We are Not Running Away: We Immigrants Have Come
Here to Win or Die for the
On June 20, 2003
Dr. Kaukab Siddique
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
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 the Prophet, peace be on
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
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.
we are standing at the turning
point of history. We must face
persecution as the Prophet (pbuh) did in
peacefully, without flinching
, WITHOUT ANY COMPROMISE ON PRINCIPLES.
6. Study America: Understand it as the Prophet
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.
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
campaign had succeeded, we
would not have been able to pray
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,
9. We must do hajw of the oppressors. Use
language to speak out AGAINST WAR,
against disinformation on 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
of Islam in Palestine,
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
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
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