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From Imam Badi Ali [National Shoora leader Jamaat
al-Muslimeen] North Carolina
Spotlight # 1: Capitalist exploitation and governments go
hand in hand. It's happening in the US every day Globally
the same situation can be seen. Monopolies have been created
to control trade. Exploitation can mean cotton taken out of
Egypt or India, manufactured into goods and sold back in
Egypt or India.
Spotlight #2: Oppressors ruling Muslim countries cannot
liberate Palestine. They are the problem, not the solution.
Spotlight #3: Over the decades the outlook of Muslim
intellectuals has declined. Muslim elites used to have some
people looking for higher causes and for Islam. Now almost
everyone is scrambling for personal interests.
Spotlight #4: Geographic boundaries separating Muslim
countries were created by imperialist powers. Muslims saw
themselves as ONE ummah, not a collection of little
countries. Now these geographic boundaries have ENTERED the
minds of Muslims and they are being separated from each
other in deep ways.
Jamaat al-Muslimeen [News]
Mini Shoora on July 24: New Tactics for Unity Against
A segment of the national Shoora of Jamaat al-Muslimeen
willl meet inshallah on July 24. This will be one in a
series of shooras.
Readers are welcome to send suggestions for effective moves
Islam Requires Muslims to Look for the crescent for
important events like Ramadan and Eid
Here is the information every Muslim needs. [From
Islamicmoon.com] [Organized by America's leading Islamic
expert on the subject Dr. Omar Afzal, Ithaca, New York]
Shaban Hilal Prediction
July 11, 2010
The conjunction is on July 11, at 19:42 UT.
The Hilal of Sha'ban will NOT be visible anywhere in the
world on July 11.
NO sighting possible in following areas:
Australia, Asia including Indonesia, Bangladesh, India,
Europe, Istanbul (Turkey), Rabat (Morocco), London (UK),
Jakarta No Karachi No
Makka Slight chance Cairo No
The visibility chances are better from Central Africa
Durban Yes Lagos Yes
Rio, Brazil Yes
Northern USA (Boston, New York, Chicago, Seattle, etc.)
Miami, Fl Yes (Also Texas, Arizona and Southern
LA/San Francisco Some
Panama Yes Hawaii Yes.
New Trend resource book.
Western Powers Using Censorship Against Islam: Zakir Naik &
Dr. Zakir Naik has been refused entry into UK and Canada. He
is a top level Islamic scholar from India and speaks very
well in English. He supports Shariah and Islamic resistance
to occupation of Palestine.
Shaikh Faisal, a West Indian scholar of African origin, was
imprisoned by the British for his tape recordings against
Hindus and Jews. After his release he visited Kenya and was
denied speaking opportunities owing to British influence. He
was pursued from country to country. Now he is back in the
West Indies and is available only on the Internet owing to
censorship by controlled mosques.
Imam Jamil al-Amin remains in prison. The power of Islam
coming from him is seen as a threat by the US power
Same is the case of Dr. Omar Abdel Rahman, Dr. Ali Timimi,
Ahmed Abdel Sattar
and many others.
By contrast bootlickers of the West are being publicized as
The ISNA Convention seems to be a rogues' gallery of
bootlickers. Among the characters being honored by ISNA
1. Siraj Wahhaj who helped put the blnd shaikh in prison for
life. Siraj, who blows a lot of hot air, has helped numerous
rich mosques get richer. His sources of income are cleverly
2. Tariq Ramadan has become the darling of the West owing to
his attack on Shariah.
3. Hamza Yusuf thinks the Jewish holocaust story is so
sacrosanct that if it is challenged, the Qur'an itself will
be subject to doubt!
4. Zaid Shakir, income sources not clear, was delighted when
President Saddam Hussain was executed by US agents on Eid
al-Adha. He is opposed to Muslim demonstrations against
cartoons of the Prophet, pbuh.
These featherhead mediocrities have betrayed Islam. No
wonder ISNA, linked to the FBI-PENTAGON-STATE DEPARTMENT, is
honorng them at its July 4 Convention.
Another Revolutionary Khutba
Non-Violent Resistance and Looking forward to the Ultimate
Victory of Islam
The example of Sumayya, r.a.
On June 25, 2010 the juma' khutba at Masjid Jamaat
al-Muslimeen in Baltimore, Maryand was given by Br. Kaukab
Siddique. The small masjid was packed and the khutba was
well received. The main points made by Br. Siddique are
summarized here for distribution to Muslim communities
And be patient and your patience is not but by (the
assistance of) Allah, and grieve not for them, and do not
distress yourself at what they plan. [The Qur'an 16:127]
Supplication: O Allah! Help us to study the Qur'an and the
Hadith. Help us to unite the Muslims of Baltimore, the
Muslims of Maryland, the Muslims of America on the Qur'an
and the Hadith.
Patience in Islam does not mean waiting for things to
happen. It is essentially patience in PERSEVERENCE.
We must keep trying and wait for Allah to fulfil His Plan
Noah [pbuh] gave the Message of Allah for 900 years. Very
few accepted the Truth and finally Allah sent the Flood.
Moses, pbuh, wandered in the wilderness for 40 years. His
were a thankless people who readily decided to worship the
calf [of gold].
Jesus, pbuh, would not give up hope even as the Jews
dragged him towards what they thought would be his
Muhammad, pbuh, suffered so much in Makka that there is no
suffering like his.
His business was ruined, his followers were tortured, he was
abused and insulted, his entire clan was imprisoned for a
His wife, Khadija, r.a., his main supporter and resource
passed away. Finally Abu Talib, his main defender against
the tribes also died.
When his children also died, the kuffar said that his root
had been cut. [Allah's response is in Sura Kauthar.]
Islamic Non-Violent resistance continued in Makka. Muhammad,
pbuh, and the sahaba, r.a., did NOT COMPROMISE with the
kuffar in the slightest.
Being kind and gracious does not mean that you support the
kuffar in their ventures as many American Muslims do. That
The first martyr of Islam was a WOMAN, a seemingly helpless
woman, a slave woman, a despised woman, Summayya, r.a.
She turned out to be great among the greatest martyrs of
Islam. The slave master could not believe that she would
condemn the false gods. She was no moderate!
Like Bilal, r.a., she was beaten by her master and put out
in the sun to die. When she was very weak and almost dead,
the slave master thiought she would recant. She again
condemned the false gods of the "master."
Finally the slave master bent down to Summaya, r.a., brought
his face to her ear and cursed Muhammad, pbuh. With whatever
life was left in her, Summayya, r.a., raised her head and
spat in his face. Thereafter he killed her.
None of us are in the helpless condition of Sumayya, r.a. We
have no excuse whatsoever to remain silent when Islam is
under attack and the armadas of aggression are launched
against Muslim lands.
The victory of Islam is promised by Allah. Even when Madinah
was surrounded by pagan armies and the very existence of
Islam was in danger, Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, focused on the
ultimate victory of Islam. He helped to dig the trench in
front of Madinah. While digging, he struck a rock. A spark
came out of it and he saw in it the downfall of the Persian
empire. He struck the rock again. A second spark came out of
it and he saw in it the downfall of the Roman empire.
When the Soviets invaded Afghanistan, the spark of Islam was
ignited and the result was the downfall of the USSR. Today
we see the slow but steady downfall of this second
superpower again in Afghanistan.
The ultimate victory of Islam is certain, inshallah.
Syed Munawar Hasan Leads Huge Caravan in Faisalabad:
Challenges Zardari-Gilani-Kayani Trio
Qadianis ["Ahmedis"] are Assets of anti-Pakistan and
US & India are Working together to Weaken Pakistan
June 28, 2010. A huge procession was taken out in the city
of Faisalabad to affirm the people's readiness to defend the
Honor of the Prophet Muhammad, pbuh. The caravan which began
at Saleemi Chowk concluded in a public gathering at Chiniot
Bazar Watch Tower. Thousands of ordinary citizens
participated along with hundreds of activists from Jamaate
Islami, Islami Jamiate Talaba, Jamiate Talaba Arabia and
Shabab-e-Milli. Syed Munawar Hasan, ameer of Jamaate islami,
Zafar Jamal Baluch deputy ameer of Punjab Ji, Zafar Hussain
Khan of the Peasant Board and Muhammad Akram Khan Kharal of
local JI lead the caravan.
Addressing the crowd, Munawar Hasan, ameer of JI, made these
1. The people love the Prophet, pbuh, and will not allow
anyone to abrogate the laws against blasphemy and the
ordinance against Qadianism ["ahmeddis"]. Qadianis, he said,
are the assets of anti-Pak and oppressive/tyrannical
2. India and the US are working together to weaken Pakistan.
3. Talks with India are irrelevant as long as Kashmir ir
groaning under Indian occupation and Pakistan is being
denied its share of river water.
4. The presence in parliament of fraudulent "law makers" who
used fabricated college and school degrees to qualify for
election has made democracy a joke.
5. We must prepare for a revolution which is coming. We
prefer that it will be a peaceful reolution.
6. He challenged the Zardari-Gilani-Kayani trimuvirate who
have prostrated themselves in front of America. He urged
them to listen to the 180 million people of Pakistan rather
than to America.
7. He cautioned the army that military operations have not
succeeded in the past and will not succeed in the
8. The plans to carry out military operations in North
Waziristan and South Punjab will end the little esteem left
for the military.
These "Russian Spies" Seem to be Jewish. Something Fishy
by Sis. Aisha [Jamaat al-Muslimeen New York City]
June 29, 2010. I just had to say something about that
Russian Spy story released, today. It was claimed that many
of these "Russians" assimilated into American society very
well and were working within the community. However, some
of the names released sounded Jewish, not Russian.
My mother suggested that Israel may be the one involved and
not Russia. It is plausible.
After the murder of the Hamas leader, in Abu Dhabi, and the
extent to which those Israeli spies went to gain access to
him, I wouldn't be surprised if this is what happened in
this case. Israel has always spied on America but limited
spying to government officials. These alleged-Russians were
living among society.
Why is Russia, of all countries, spying on the U.S.? If
this was 1983, it would seem logical since it was during the
so-called Cold War Era.
Anyway, that was just our suspicion. Insha'Allah, the truth
will come out.
Very funny and sad: Thanks to Mark Glenn [Idaho] for sending
this to New Trend.
Our America: Why can't Americans break the Jewish-Zionist
Stranglehold on their country? Here is why.
You've Gotta Fight For Your Right...To PARTY!
by Keith Johnson
See that man standing in the bleachers? That's me—I'm an
American, dammit! Every time I hear that "Star Spangled
Banner" played over the loud speakers, I set my $7 cup of
beer down here on the seat and proudly place my right hand
over my heart. See that tear in my eye? That's what you
I can't tell you what the sixth amendment is, but I do know
who won game six in the NBA finals.
When I hear people complain about the government, I tell
them "listen, buddy...if you don't love America, why don't
you just geeeet out!"
I've got Alan Jackson in my CD player and a yellow "Support
The Troops" sticker on my bumper. I do my part. I pay my
taxes and I raised my son on Tom Clancy video games. He's
in Afghanistan right now putting those skills to work. What
have you done for your country lately?
I've got an eighteen-year-old daughter who just moved to
Hollywood to pursue a singing career. She's doing great.
As a matter of fact, Hugh Hefner just invited her to move
into his mansion with two other girls. She's got a reality
TV show in the works. Damn, I'm proud of those kids.
I drive a Ford F150. That's right, I buy American! Every
third day I shop at Wal-Mart and stock up on Hot Pockets and
Budweiser beer, and then I swing around to the Home Depot
and pick up three Mexicans to work on my construction site.
Them boys are funny. They're always joking around saying
they're gonna take over Texas. I kid them right back and
tell them if that happens, Mexicans will be jumping the
fence trying to get into Oklahoma. They love that Mexican
flag. Good for them. I don't mind seeing a Mexican flag
flying over my Post Office, but if I see my neighbor flying
the American flag upside down? You better believe that I'm
gonna WE TIP his butt to Homeland Security and get that
bastard shipped off to Guantanamo.
See this gut? You don't see any Muslim terrorists with a
gut like that. No sir...that's an American made gut full of
hot dogs and Jagermeister. See that American flag? That was
made in China by slave laborers. That's right, China's my
bitch! Them yellow bastards only wish they could be over
here takin' part in all this freedom.
Speaking of freedom, how do you expect to win the war on
terror when we've got this damn Constitution and Bill of
Rights always coming to the defense of them Islamo-
fascists? Get rid of that Constitution. You can take my
Bill O' Rights too, but don't you dare take away my Bill
I know what's going on. I keep abreast of current affairs
each day. Jon Stewart tells me everything I need to know.
He's a little liberal for my liking, but he's one funny
dude. He has a way of turning the horrific into one big
joke. I may be losing my house, my wife, and my freedom—but
hey—why should I get all worked up about it, right? Now if
I really want to get serious I turn to Glenn Beck. Now
there's a real American. That boy knows what's going on.
He's spent his entire life in a drug-induced stupor, getting
fired from one morning-drive job after another, only to turn
it all around in a split-second to become the most trusted
political analyst and historian in television history.
That's what you call an American success story.
Look at Arnold Schwarzenegger. There's another great
American. Here's a guy whose voice was dubbed in by
another actor in his first film role as "Hercules in New
York." Now he's the Governor of California. Ten years ago,
if you pitched the idea of Schwarzenegger playing the part
of a Governor in a serious drama, you'd be laughed out of
Hollywood. We've come a long way since then. I hope to
someday slap a "Palin/Schwarzeneggar" 2012 sticker right
next to my "W" and "Support The Troops" stickers to show my
American pride off to all those damn liberals. I'm not
politically correct...I think outside the box. I'm a rebel.
Let some pansy liberal try and stop me. I'll get right in
his face and tell him "if you don't like America, why don't
you just geeeet out!
Damn, I love war. Why? Because war is the American way.
Besides, why should I be concerned as long as bombs aren't
being dropped on my lawn? I don't worry about World War
Three because I won't be around to see it. Jesus will come
before then to usher me up to that big Astrodome in the sky,
where everyone is a Rockets fan and nobody wears a damn
turban unless they're driving my drunk ass home in a taxi
down gold paved streets.
And what's all this fuss about that "so-called" peace
flotilla? Israel had every right to rappel down from
American funded helicopters- in international waters-and
assassinate people. God knows what would happen if those
coloring books and crayons-of-mass-destruction got into the
hands of Hamas pre-schoolers. Now I hear that a shipload of
nuns is on their way to Gaza. I guess we should just let
them get food to those poor Palestinian children so they can
get all nourished and grow up to build bottle rockets that
land on empty lots in Jerusalem.
Boy, I tell you. I don't know what the world is coming to,
but it sure as hell is affecting my golf game. Thank God
the 4th of July is coming up. I'm gonna get me a big bag of
briquettes and do me up some cheeseburgers. Then I'm gonna
wash it all down with a keg of beer and shoot off some
God bless America! The rest of you can go straight to
The above is satire. It is completely ficticious.
Rebuttal Of Sectarian Attack on Khalid ibn al-Waleed, Sword
of Allah (r.a.)
Understanding the Difference between Authentic Hadith-Seerah
by Kaukab Siddique, PhD
1. The Muslim world is bleeding from oppression and the
oppressed are all from the mainstream of Islam. The
sectarians have taken this as an opportunity to attack the
sahaba, blessed companions of the Prophet, pbuh, in the hope
that no one will answer them and their ideas will spread in
the weaker sections of society.
2. The sahaba are the people through whom both the Qur'an
and the hadith have been transmitted. An attack on the
sahaba is an attack on the foundations of Islam. Our first
article pointed out that the sectarians attacking the Sahaba
are certainly no friends of Ali (r.a.), the 4th Caliph of
Islam. Ali (r.a.) never abused or attacked the Sahaba. In
fact he accepted for 24 years, the leadership of Abu Bakr,
'Umar and 'Usman (Allah be pleased with them all). As a sign
of his acceptance of their leadership, he prayed behind them
when each was Caliph in the mosque of the Prophet, pbuh.
We also pointed out that the Imams who have taken their
wisdom from Ali, r.a., too did not condone any abuse of or
attacks on Abu Bakr, 'Umar and 'Usman (Allah be pleased with
them). We quoted from these Imams to prove the point.
The SECTARIANS were caught and could not answer any of the
points we made. They should have apologized because they
have violated the teachings of Ali (r.a.) and the imams who
learned from him. These SECTARIANS are the hidden enemies of
Islam and of Ali (r.a.) as shown by the fact that instead of
accepting what Alawite imams have said, they sent me letters
of abuse showing how obstinate they are in their enmity to
the Ummah of Muhammad (pbuh).]
UNDERSTANDING HOW HADITH WORKS to Explain THE TRICKS THE
SECTARIANS USE AGAINST THE SAHABA:
One of the great qualities of Hadith literature, be it the
hadith of the Prophet (pbuh), the narrations about his
companions, or history of the age and times, is the HONESTY
OF NARRATION. The narrators do not try to write a revised
history of Islam. They do not try to present the GREATS of
Islam as people who never made a mistake. The Hadith
1. Islam developing in an atmosphere of paganism. We are
told of the paganistic practices of those times such as
slavery, oppression of women, women as chattel, idolatry,
pride in race and geneology.
2. Then we see the few people who listened to the Prophet
(pbuh) emerging from what a writer has called the crucible
3. The hadith speaks to us for all times to come because we
can see that the people in those pagan times were like
people in our own times, broken, oppressed humans. We see in
the hadith how the Prophet (pbuh) made them whole and
liberated them. Those who were great wrongdoers moved
towards greatness till they became the best of peoples (as
the Qur'an says) and became world conquerors.
4. The pagan ones became good and great. As one reads Hadith
literature, one witnesses the miracle of Islam: One meets
people who were primitive in their ways being cleansed and
pulling themselves up "by-their-bootstraps" so that the
empires of the world could not withstand their power and
their spirituality. These were not angels. The way they were
changed shows that all humans can be transformed by faith
ON THE OTHER SIDE WE HAVE SECTARIAN HAGIOGRAPHY which means
the compilation of narratives which cannot be traced back to
the first century of Islam. In these stories, Ali (r.a.),
Fatima (r.a.) and their line appear to be people of
perfection who never made a mistake and who are to be
revered as if they were angels. The SECTARIANS call them
"mausoomin" which implies that they were immaculate and
incapable of sin, an Islamic version of Jesus and Mary
(peace be on them). Their stories begin with Hazrat Ali
being born in the Ka'aba and go on from there. [The
sectarians have the right to their beliefs. I refer to their
hagiography to illustrate their methodology in attacking the
Thus on the one hand there is the sectarian hagiography and
on the other there is REALISTIC, HONEST Hadith literature
accepted by most Muslims. THE SECTARIANS THEN SELECT THOSE
HADITH WHICH INDICATE THE HUMAN WEAKNESSES OF PEOPLE WHO
BECAME SAHABA of the PROPHET (pbuh) especially at the time
when the Sahaba were transitioning from one way of life to
the other. The Hadith frankly point out the process, like
the evolutionary process of the caterpillar becoming the
butterfly. The sectarians do not see the butterfly: they are
fixated on the caterpillar and cannot see the development,
or choose not to for their sectarian purposes.
THE LISTING METHOD: The SECTARIANS, like the munkareene
hadith, have lists of hadith which indicate the earlier
processes of the Sahaba's development. (The Jews have
similar lists culled from the Qur'an which give the idea
that the Qur'an only teaches murder and mayhem and
subservience of women, horrible punishments and the like.)
When such a list is available, even a mediocre sectarian can
start pulling choice tit bits from it on the internet and
distributing it to the whole world. Such is the case of a
person named Zahra Cox. She has been abusing hazrat 'Ayesha
(r.a.) and many other sahaba. She chose her most vicious
attack for Khalid ibn al-Waleed (r.a.), the sword of Allah.
She went to the extent of shamelessly claiming that Khalid
(r.a.) was a hypocrite (may Allah forgive us for mentioning
Is Ms. Cox a scholar of Islam who has published extensively
on the early history of Islam? I haven't been able to find
anything published by her. If a reader knows of her
scholarship, please correct us. She seems more probably to
be a sectarian infiltrator trying to create fitna among the
Muslims and especially trying to mislead the newcomers to
Islam. Her intentions to mislead are indicated by her claim
that she "converted" from Sunnism to Shi'ism. She forgot
that Muslims who accept tawheed, risalat and akhirat are all
Muslims. One who changes from one school of thought to
another cannot be said to be "converting." The implication
of conversion only comes for people who claim to be moving
from falsehood to truth. Thus like a typical sectarian
agitator Ms. Cox (quite a name for a Muslim) is trying to
tell new Muslims that her version of Islam is Islam and the
rest is not Islam.
KHALID IBN al-WALEED, when he was not a Muslim, was the only
commander of men who outflanked and defeated the army of
Islam (at Uhud). Thus his hands were sullied with the blood
of the best Muslims. However, he was dealing with a man,
Muhammad (pbuh), who could discern the best in a person
regardless of outward manifestations.
Khalid (r.a.) became a Muslim. He was not only forgiven by
the Prophet (pbuh) but praised with the highest praise.
In the battle of Mauta, when the three top commanders of the
Islamic army were killed, Khalid ibn al-Waleed (r.a.) took
over command of the army and saved a seemingly doomed force
through sheer heroism and his abilities as a commander of
men. The Prophet (pbuh) saw the cataclysmic events of the
battle in a vision and gave Khalid (r.a.) the title for
which he became famous:
" Anas, r.a., narrates that the Prophet, pbuh, gave news of
(the martyrdom) of Zaid, Jaafar and Ibn Rawaha although no
such news had yet been received. He (the Prophet) said:
First Zaid took the banner. When he fell, Jaafar took the
banner. When he fell, Ibn Rawaha took it and then he too
fell. And tears streamed from his (the Prophet's) eyes when
he said this, till he said: A sword of Allah grabbed the
banner and Allah gave victory over them (the Romans)."
(Sahih of Imam Bukhari, kitab al-Maghazi.)
The Prophet (pbuh) had discerned that Khalid (r.a.) was a
diamond in the rough, so to speak. There was a deep
spirituality in Khalid (r.a.) which to ordinary people (like
our SECTARIANS) was not perceivable owing to Khalid's (r.a.)
warlike and physically superb outward appearance. Khalid's
(r.a.) spirituality came out as the light of Islam shone on
him. He was the combination of the fighter and the man of
Allah whom Islam wanted as its vanguard. Our sectarians have
made much propaganda against those who came late to Islam.
Allah forgave them but our sectarians continue 1400 years
later to stoke the fires of hatred. (Khalid, r.a., was not a
Hashimi and did not belong to that group of "pure" people in
the sectarian hagiography.)
Let us look at an aspect of Khalid's (r.a.) SPIRITUALITY. He
is reported to have gone to the Prophet, pbuh, as late as
the 8th year of the Hijra (on the first of Safar) to embrace
Islam. Khalid (r.a.) himself narrates:
"When I came in front of the messenger of Allah, peace and
blessings of Allah be on him, I said peace be on you o
Prophet of Allah. He very graciously said: peace be on you
too. I said I accept Islam and I bear witness to the truth,
that there is no God but Allah and you are His messenger.
The messenger of Allah, peace be on him, said I want you to
follow your good understanding and I hope that your
understanding will not lead you to anything but good.After I
did the bai'at [oath of allegiance], I said: I Have done
much harm in stopping people from the way of Allah. Please
pray for me that I be forgiven. He (the Prophet, pbuh) said:
Embracing Islam cancels out all previous sins. I insisted: O
messenger of Allah, do pray for my forgiveness. He (the
Prophet) prayed: 'O Allah! In whatever ways Khalid ibn
al-Waleed has done harm in stopping people from Your way,
forgive him for it." [Tabaqat of Ibn Saad, vol.4., "Sahaba
who embraced Islam before the conquest of Makka."]
So, here we have the human being changing and transforming
himself. Instead of SECTARIAN HAGIOGRAPHY where no person
from Ali's (r.a) line ever did anything wrong, we have
Khalid (r.a.) himself insisting that he had done wrong and
urging the Prophet (pbuh) to pray for him. This is real
Islam, believable and related to actual human beings.
Humility is one of the GREATEST VIRTUES in ISLAM, as opposed
to TAKKABUR or arrogance, the idea that "I can do no wrong",
which is one of the greatest sins, committed by Iblis
himself according to the Qur'an.
EVEN AT THE GREAT BATTLE OF MAUTA where Khalid (r.a.) turned
a terrible defeat into an amazing victory, Khalid (r.a.) was
very humble in accepting the leadership of the Islamic army.
He was the best of generals, the greatest general the
Islamic world has ever known, but watch his humility:
"Zaid ibn Thabit (r.a.) narrates that in the battle of Mauta
when the (three) commanders were killed, Thabit ibn Arqam
took the banner (of Islam) and started calling out: O people
of Ansar. People starred turning towards him. He saw Khalid
ibn al-Waleed and said: O Abu Sulayman, take the banner!
Khalid said: I will not accept it. You are more deserving of
it. YOU ARE OLDER AND YOU WERE PRESENT AT BADR. Thabit said:
O man. Take it! By Allah! I was only bringing it for you.
Thabit said: O people do you agree on Khalid? They said:
Yes, we are. Khalid took the banner and kept it aloft for a
while. The unbelievers directed their attack on him but he
remained firm. When the unbelievers wavered a little,
Khalid, with his companions, attacked, separating one wing
of the enemy force from the other. Then Khalid regrouped the
(Islamic) army and defeated the enemy's troops" (TABAQAT of
Ibn Saad, Vol.4., Ibid)
[Abu Hazim narrates from Khalid ibn al-Waleed (r.a.) On the
day of MAUTA, SEVEN SWORDS BROKE IN MY HAND one after the
other (in intense battle) till I was left with one big
YEMENI sword in my hand. Sahih of Imam Bukhari, kitab
Khalid ibn al-Waleed (r.a.) took part in many campaigns. He
was bursting with Islamic enthusiasm. This does not mean
that he had become perfect or that the past way of life had
been totally expurgated and he was now like an angel. In
some campaigns he was over hasty. He killed some people of
Banu Jadhima even while they were laying down their arms and
were announcing peace. The Prophet (pbuh) was very hurt by
Khalid's (r.a.) action and repudiated the action. Khalid
(r.a.) was rough with one of the companions of the Prophet
(pbuh), Abdur Rahman ibn 'Auf (r.a.). Again, he was
corrected by the Prophet (pbuh).
These two incidents are honestly and correctly narrated in
our hadith literature. No attempt has been made to conceal
the barbarity of these actions. The Prophet (pbuh) with the
great wisdom Allah had given him, REPUDIATED KHALID's (r.a.)
ACTIONS but kept Khalid (r.a) in the service of Islam. THE
PROPHET (pbuh) was right and Khalid's (r.a.) CRITICS
(including our sectarians), were wrong. After these errors,
Khalid's struggle to serve Islam and to smash the power of
oppressive empires is so great that it has few (if any
equals) in human history.
In spite of some of Khalid's (r.a.) actions, the sahaba
thought of Khalid (r.a.) just as the Prophet (pbuh) did,that
he was a SWORD OF ALLAH. Hence when the Islamic armies
crossed the deserts to topple the oppressive empires of the
time (the U.S. and USSR of the time) Khalid (r.a.) was
brilliant and outshone the extraordinary commanders and
heroic fighters of the Islamic forces. He was the best among
During the Caliphate of Abu Bakr (r.a.), Khalid (r.a.) was
often in command of the Islamic armies. In one battle he
killed an apostate named Ibn Nuwaira. There was a dispute
among the Muslims as to whether Ibn Nuwaira was going to
make peace and was wrongfully killed by Khalid (r.a.). Here
we find another incident which historians in other religions
would have tried to conceal. Some hadith narrations say that
'Umar (r.a.) was convinced that Khalid (r.a.) was wrong in
the case of Ibn Nuwaira and this is said to be the reason
why 'Umar (r.a.) removed Khalid (r.a.) from the command of
the Islamic army when he became Caliph. (Tabari's Tarikh,
However, like the Prophet (pbuh), Abu Bakr (r.a.) gave
command of various Islamic armies to Khalid (r.a.). The
Islamic content of Khalid's (r.a.) leadership was recognized
by the entire ummah, so much so that on the way to DAMASCUS,
"KHALID PAUSED AT A PLACE TO RAISE THE BANNER OF THE
MESSENGER OF ALLAH, PEACE AND BLESSINGS OF ALLAH BE ON HIM.
Since then the site is known as 'The Site of the Banner. The
flag was black in color." [Futuh al-Buldan by Ahmed
al-Buladhuri, died 279 A.H., chapter on "Khalid's March on
Damascus and the Places he conquered on the way."]
In 13 Hijri in the month of Jamada al-Awwal, Khalid (r.a.)
scored a victory for Islam which changed the history of the
middle east. With a small force, he routed a European army
of nearly 100,000 troops. Known as the battle of Ajnadin,
this battle in itself is enough to place Khalid (r.a.) among
the greatest generals of Islam for all time to come.
Al-Baladhuri writes: "On that day, Khalid ibn al-Waleed
displayed tremendous bravery and chivalry. The enemy forces
were dispersed and large numbers of them were slain in the
battle."(Futuh al-Buldan, chapter on The Day of Ajnadin.)
'Umar (r.a.) removed Khalid (r.a.) from the leadership of
the battle formations. At that time Khalid (r.a.) had won a
string of victories and was extremely popular among the
forces. He could have shown reluctance to obey 'Umar's
(r.a.) order to hand over command to Abu Ubaidah (r.a.) but
Khalid (r.a.) had mastered his self so well that he did not
hesitate at all. In fact Abu Ubaidah (r.a.), the new
commander was shy of telling him the Caliph's orders.
Khalid's(r.a.) ego was that of a mu'min. He continued to
fight as a part of the Islamic army. His units played a key
role in the capture of Damascus. The peace instrument Khalid
(r.a.) gave to the Bishop of Damascus is of historic
importance. Europe cannot boast of anything comparable in
its wars. Khalid (r.a.) wrote:
"In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
This is the document khalid ibn al-Waleed gave to the people
of Damascus when he entered the city. He gave peace and
protection to their lives, to their goods, to their churches
and to the protective ramparts of their city. None of their
homes will be taken over as dwellings (by the Muslim
troops). This guarantee is given to them by Allah's trust
and the guarantee of Allah's messenger, peace be on him, his
vicegerents and the believers in general. If they pay jizya
taxes, good will be done to them."
(Ref: Futuh-al-Buldan, chapter on the conquest of Damascus
and its environs.)
According to al-Waqidi, Damascus was conquered in Rajab of
The virtues of Khalid, r.a., sword of Allah, are too many to
recount in one article. His dash across the Arabian desert,
his spiritual experience in the middle of war to carry out
an Umrah to Makka, his consultation with a woman (his
sister) to decide on 'Umar's orders, are beautiful episodes
which I would have liked to discuss.
O Sword of Allah, the Ummah of Islam is indebted to you for
all time to come. The world has not produced many who can
compare with you.
A Sane American View on Ending the War on Afghanistan
A #33 Billion Dollar War Supplemental Funding Bill Coming
up: Must be Opposed
On June 22nd, Rolling Stone published a candid interview
with General Stanley McChrystal and members of his staff.
"The Runaway General" is valuable because it gives an
unfiltered look at how the men who led the war in
Afghanistan truly feel. Nine years ago our government sold
the American people snake oil to get us into Afghanistan,
and they did it again with Iraq. But as this article shows,
they've never stopped selling it:
"The commander of all U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan is
sitting in a four-star suite at the Hôtel Westminster in
Paris. He's in France to sell his new war strategy to our
NATO allies - to keep up the fiction, in essence, that we
actually have allies. Opposition to the war has already
toppled the Dutch government, forced the resignation of
Germany's president and sparked both Canada and the
Netherlands to announce the withdrawal of their 4,500
We have to press harder because we're coming to a turning
point. We must force Obama to withdraw just like his NATO
allies have. In the words of one retired U.S. colonel
Douglas MacGregor, "The entire COIN strategy is a fraud
perpetuated on the American people." Repeatedly, the White
House and Congress have been given the right information, we
have to keep pressuring them to make the right decision.
With the $33 Billion war supplemental funding bill planned
for a vote this week, we have a critical opportunity to
pressure Congress to end the war.
Call Congress at (202) 224-3121 or use our call-script
Tell your Members to vote "No" on all future war funding
bills. And then tell them we need an exit strategy from
Afghanistan right away. Ask them to co-sponsor the
Afghanistan Exit Strategy bill which is Representatives
McGovern and Jones' HR 5015 in the House, and Senator
Feingold's S. 3197 in the Senate. Tell them it's time to
focus on a political solution and a comprehensive peace plan
in the region while investing in Afghan-led aid and
Kevin M. Martin
Peace Action Education Fund
2010-07-02 Fri 19:12:09 cdt