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Elitist Education without
Cannot Solve Any Problem
The Best of Jesus (p) and Moses (p) is Embodied in the Example of
War is not the Answer: No One can Defeat the Ummah of Islam
On September 16, in a late evening program,
Dr. Kaukab Siddique
talked to a group of 30 college students, most of them Muslims along with
a few young men and women interested in embracing Islam. The Muslim
youths are affiliated to a variety of mosques scattered across
Philadelphia and a few from New York.
Dr. Siddique made the following points:
1. There is no god but the One God, Allah, the Creator of the Universe.
He has no partners and He has no son. He is Compassionate and
oft-returning in Mercy to those who repent.
2. Muhammad (pbuh) is the Messenger of Allah and the last of messengers
and prophets. When we accept Muhammad, p, we also accept Abraham, Moses
and Jesus (peace be on them).
3. Muhammad (p) can be a role model for all people because his life is
documented in the Hadith. We cannot follow Jesus (p), for example,
because we do not know how he lived and what was his daily way of life.
Did Jesus (p) marry? There is no record. Husband-wife relations, family
life, the rulings regarding sexuality are essential to civilization:
These are exemplified in the life of Muhammad (p).
4. Education is emphasized by the Qur'an and the Hadith. We should excel
in the Humanities, the empirical sciences, the social sciences but more
important than all these is understanding of the Qur'an and the Hadith.
Unless the Islamic texts become part of our thinking, we will be in the
same mess in which everyone else is.
5. Education without Islam can be seen across America's universities which
are witnessing the proliferation of drugs, date rape and the destruction
of family values. Such education leads to arrogance and destructive
attitudes which support our military establishment and are poisoning the
6. Look at the ROLE MODELS the
is presenting to young people. We never see Muslim or
African-American people on TV who are scholars, scientists, teachers and
discoverers. Instead, week after week, we see Kobe Bryant, a 20 year old
with millions of dollars who is accused of rape but says he only
committed adultery (with his wife sitting next to him).
and Hollywood culture want our young women to take their clothes off and
our young men to behave like clowns and boys. Hence it is great to see
sisters wearing the hijab and coming here to study Islam and brothers
trying to cover up and learning to respect women.
8. Our young people must educate themselves about
and be able to answer the
propaganda being disseminated by International Jewry. We must oppose war
and we must help the people to understand that Muslims are only fighting
for their rights IN THEIR OWN COUNTRIES. Tanks and planes cannot defeat
the Ummah of Islam.
cannot defeat Iraqis or Afghans,
cannot defeat the Palestinians. Although Taliban had no planes or
artillery, they defied America, and Iraqis are fighting even though they
do not have regular armed forces. The Palestinian children are willing to
die rather than be slaves.
10. We must be an aware people, MUTTAQI, and not be fooled by propaganda.
Alcohol, drugs, crime, rampant sexuality, exploitation of women are
ruining this country. The government is building bigger and bigger
prisons. Without Islam, there is no hope for America.
The program started with introductions and concluded with the chanting
of: "Ya Allah, Ya Allah. La Illaha ill Allah. Muhammad Rasul Allah."
2003-09-24 Wed 19:14ct