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RAMADAN 3 and 4, 1424
"Allah does not forgive that partners should be set up with Him, but He forgives anything else, to whom He pleases; to set up partners with Allah is to devise a sin most heinous indeed." [The Qur’an 4:48.]
The ENTIRE EARTH Is HOLY GROUND [Place of worship]:
"The entire earth has been made for me a masjid." [Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, Hadith narrated by Abu Huraira, r.a., in the collections of Muslim, Tirmidhi and Ibn Maja.]
GREAT ISLAMIC THINKERS, Iqbal, Maudoodi, Syed Qutb, Khomeini, Omar ‘Abdel Rahman
{continued from last issue}
Allama Iqbal’s advice to the PALESTINIAN people:
"Teri dwa na Geneva main hay na London main
Farang ki rug-e-jan punja-e-yahood main hay.
Suna hay may nain ghulami say ummatun ki nijat
khudi ki parwarish-o- lazzat-e-namood main hay!"
[From zarbe kaleem in kulliyat-e-Iqbal.]
"You won’t find the cure you seek in Geneva or in London
The life artery of Europe is in the claws of the Jews.
I have heard that the escape of nations from slavery
lies in the development of selfhood and in the pleasure of self-emergence!"]
[Editor’s note: Thus Iqbal was 65 years ahead of today’s Islamic Palestinians in teaching self-reliance, something which Arafat and Fatah have still not learned.]
[New Trend has never published a chain letter, but this one forwarded by 15 year old Saira Mirza, Br. Shoaib’s daughter, from London, England deserves attention.]
A man went to a barber shop to have his hair and his beard cut as always. He started to have a good conversation with the barber who attended him. They talked about so many things and various subjects.

Suddenly, they touched the subject of ALLAH. The barber said : "Look man, I don't believe that ALLAH exists as you say so." "Why do you say that?" Asked the client. Well, it's so easy, you just have to go out in the street to realize that ALLAH does not exist. Oh, tell me, if ALLAH existed, would there be so many sick people? Would there be abandoned children? If ALLAH existed, there would be no suffering nor pain. I can't think of a ALLAH who permits all of these things." The client stopped for a moment thinking but he didn't want to respond so as to prevent an argument.

The barber finished his job and the client went out of the shop. Just after he left the barber shop he saw a man in the street with a long hair and beard (it seems that it had been a long time since he had his cut and he looked so untidy). Then the client again entered the barber shop and he said to the barber : " know what? Barbers do not exist."

"How come they don't exist?"-asked the barber. "Well I am here and I am a barber." "No!" - the client exclaimed. "They don't exist because if they did there would be no people with long hair and beard like that man who walks in the street."

"Ah, barbers do exist, what happens is that people do not come to me." "Exactly!"- affirmed the client. "That's the point. ALLAH does exist, what happens is people don't go to Him and do not look for Him that's why there's so much pain and suffering in the world."
If you like it, send it to other people. If you think ALLAH does not exist, don't do it.
EVIL MOST OFTEN BEGINS IN THE HOME when a man beats his wife. Unfortunately wife battering runs across race, class and religious lines. Sometimes people seen as good Muslims in public, disgrace themselves in private by beating their spouses. These are the scum of the earth who should be exposed and ostracized.
The Qur’an does not permit harsh behavior towards a woman EVEN DURING DIVORCE:
"...And do not treat them with harshness ..."[4:19]
There is absolutely no scope for wife battering. It is a clear violation of the SUNNAH of the Prophet (pbuh).
Hazrat ‘Ayesha (r.a.) narrates:
"The messenger of Allah never hit a woman."
[Hadith. Sahih Muslim, kitab al-Fadail.]

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