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Shawwal 11, 1433/August 30, 2012 # 38
This hadith changed my mental processes:
"When a person starves in a community, the protection and
mercy of Allah is removed from that community.." [Prophet
Muhammad, pbuh, Hadith in the Musnad of Imam Ahmad ibn
Hanbal, Hadith number 4880.]
I first read it in an Urdu translation of Syed Qutb's ground
breaking book : al-Adalat al-Ijtimaiyya fil Islam. [The
translator was Dr. Nejatullah Siddiqui.]
This is Syed Qutb's anniversary.
Please scroll down
for my comments on his work.
The war news is literally very bloody. We have put it at the
end of this issue so as not to scare off our gentler
readers. Want to know what's going on?
Please scroll to end.
Jamaate Islami will protect Rights of Christians and Hindus.
August 23. Christian rights will be defended in Pakistan by
Jamaate Islami. Pakistanis are outraged that a Christian
girl desecrated the Qur'an. However, Jamaate Islami has
calmed down the people. A Jamaate Islami delegation led by
elder Liaqat Baluch met Christian leaders in Lahore and
assured them that the rights of Christians and other
minorities are part of Islam. The government is remiss in
not taking care of minority rights. JI will stand by the
Christians and will make sure the anti- blasphemy laws are
Imam Badi Ali's Khutba in Greensboro, NC: August 24: Main
After Ramadan, let's not waste the great spiritual gains we
Winning means one should be fit, not fat!. To be fit coming
out of Ramadan means having the time and energy to worship
Allah. If we understood the honor Allah bestowed on us
through Ramadan, we will not go back to the weaknesses we
had before Ramadan.
Fasting is more about acceptance by Allah rather the outward
actions we carry out in Ramadan. Has our worship been
accepted by Allah? Is there a way we can know?
Sign of acceptance is that our good deeds [ hasanat] produce
more good deeds. There should be a chain of righteous deeds,
one coming naturally out of the other.
If our fasting has not been accepted, the good deeds we did
will not be followed by more good deeds. A gap will occur in
our spiritual life. You can judge the quality of your
fasting your self. If it has been accepted, your good deeds
[ hasanat] will continue.
Don't give up what you started. Here is your chance to
develop yourself. The Prophet, pbuh, has taught that Allah
loves that good which though little is carried on
consistently. [Narrated by Aisha, r.a.]
New habits are created during Ramadan. In Ramadan, we defeat
the mass culture of materialism which is so prevalent. We
learn to manage time, not to waste it. We learn to start and
end tasks on time.
As Syed Qutb pointed out from 3:186, Allah wants us to learn
TAQWA and SABR [Awareness of Allah and patience]. Allah
loves those who are patient and He wants us specially to be
patient with our parents and our spouses.
Also, from Ramadan we learn the importance of extra prayers,
the sunan and the nawafil. We learn to go more often to the
our hearts are purified and receive more of truth from
Allah. We guard our tongues and not indulge in gossip and
Family and children are very important. Children learn that
we must take out time to pray and not just play. FAMILY
MATTERS. Do not abandon the family ties.
We must give more time to young people. 16 year old sahaba
[Companions othe Prophet, pbuh] were scholars, leaders,
teachers, outstanding examples of dignity and self-respect.
Finally, remember that fasting can help us to be more
sympathetic to and have more empathy for the struggling
people of Palestine, Syria, Somalia, Kashmir, Pakistan, etc.
Mother and Daughter
Personal from Kaukab Siddique, Editor NT: It's my mother's
birthday anniversary. We are strange people. Let me explain.
My ancestors came from Arabia to India and married among the
proud Rajputs who were starting to embrace Islam. My mother
inherited the generosity and gentleness of the Arab woman
along with the self-respect and sense of honor and pride of
the Rajputs. She was a beautiful woman both physically and
spiritually. She stood with the Qaid-e-Azam, the founder of
Pakistan, at a time when most women did not speak out. India
could hear the thunder of the awakening Muslim masses
chanting: Pakistan ka matlab kiya? La illaha illalah. It was
the invincible call of history in the making. Pakistan, a
new nation, emerged from the heart of darkness that was
India. Both the Hindus and the British were determined that
Pakistan should not be born or should die soon after birth.
People like my mother through hard, honest, work made
Pakistan a reality.
For my mother, success was the future which she would never
see in her own life but which she made possible. For her
Pakistan was a dream from the life of the Prophet, pbuh, as
sung in the lilting verses of Hafiz Jullundhri and in the
visionary power of the cadences of Allama Iqbal's Masjide
Qurtuba. She suffered much but nothing could defeat her. One
would think she was soft but her endurance showed that she
was made of spiritual steel.
In her own quiet, mild, way she encouraged me to think about
the rights of women in Islam. She made my books possible.
Now I see the spiritual beauty of my mother and her sublime
faith in Allah emerging in my sister. For my sister, Islam
was even more difficult because she was almost secularized
by the seductive call of America. I see in her, Islam
victorious in the battle for the hearts and souls of highly
educated Muslims. Islam is not easy to live in America, but
my sister is winning. She is praying, going to Makka and
Madinah, loving the hijab. For a highly secularized woman to
voluntarily accept the hijab is a sign for us. We can see in
her the miracle of Allah's message. As she moves forward, I
sense my mother's spirit behind her, smiling with joy.
Keeping up with Africa
Dr. Abdulalim Shabazz, Distinguished Professor of
Mathematics, has just returned after a six day visit to
Equatorial Guinea, August 20-25. Dignitaries from the entire
spectrum of the African Diaspora, more than 290 people, were
there. Brought together by the Sullivan group of investors,
they wanted to show support for this tiny African country
which has been ostracized by the western powers owing to
its "bad" regime.
Dr. Shabazz says its a very peaceful country where you can
sleep by the street without being robbed or disturbed. The
poverty is extreme. Hence the need for international
Bangladesh's Islamic Leader Shaikhul Hadith Azizul Haque
passes at 94
A deeply respected Islamic leader of Bangladeash, Shaikhul
Hadith Azizul Haque, died on August 8 at the age of 94. He
left behind 7 sons and 5 daughters, all well versed in
The movement he led, Bangladesh Khilafat Majlesh, many of
whose leaders Dr. Siddique met during his visits to
Bangladesh, is second only to Jamaate islami in its movement
oriented efforts in the path of Islam. One of Allama Azizul
Haque's students attends Masjid Jamaat al-Muslimeen in
The Shaykh led an important segment of the movement against
Farraka Barrage which India set up to control Bangladesh's
water resources. He also organized campaigns to support the
Muslims of Bosnia. He mobilized Muslims on the issue of
Babari masjid in India.
Jamaate Islami of Bangladesh, which is facing extreme
oppression at the hands of the pro-India regime, has
condoled the passing of Allama Azizul Haque.
Ziyad Yaghi's Mom Sis. Laila Continues her Campaign to free
Saying "Pizza" and "Beach" can land you in prison for 32
years if you are Muslim — Arab Voices
True Talk spoke August 24 to Laila Yaghi who is campaigning
on behalf of her 24 years old son Ziyad . Convicted of
"conspiracy" to harm unnamed people in foreign countries
Ziyad Yaghi was sentenced to 32 years in prison.
To Imam Badi Ali
A poem by Shaukat Khan [Charlotte, NC]
An ode to Imam Badi Ali's words most heavenly
They reflect the lost wisdom of muslims
Glowing with a sense of courage and wit
That now in muslims do we rarely ever see
Courage that springs out most readily
From a sense of Taqwa and spiritual energy
A spirit reminiscent of the days of the sahabi
May your words carry the message of Allah
And carry it from corner to corner in this universe
An ode to Imam Badi Ali's words most heavenly
Syed Qutb's Anniversary: August 29
One of the Greatest Opponents of Western Imperialism,
Zionism and Secularism
A humble tribute from Kaukab Siddique
What happens when a man of the mind, ideas, books, research,
scholarship and social transformation is subjected to brutal
arrest, torture, humiliation and abuse?
In most cases he would succumb to the pressure, beg for
mercy and sell out.
The miracle of faith is that Syed Qutb underwent the worst
possible abuse at the hands of the Nasser brand of
secularism-socialism-Arab-nationalism but did not give in.
Finally, he was martyred and went to where the shuhada and
the siddiqun are, where Summaya, Abdullah ibn Zubair, Husain
ibn Ali are , Allah be pleased with them.
Syed Qutb's scholarship was immense, all the way from his
commentary on the Qur'an to his brilliant treatise on Social
Justice in Islam. He taught equality, revolution, defeat of
the system and the rejection of the claims of Islam by those
who serve kuffar but pray and fast.
What he taught, along with giants of Islamic learning like
Allama Iqbal, Syed Maudoodi, Dr. Omar Abdel Rahman, was
practiced by Shaykh Osama, Mullah Omar and Dr. Ayman
The world has changed. Islam is rising. Men like Syed Qutb
and women like Zainab al-Ghazzali made it possible.
"Islam does not seek, and never has sought, to imitate any
other system, or to find connections or similarities between
itself and others. On the contrary, it has chosen its own
characteristic path and has presented humanity with a
complete cure for all of its problems." [ Political theory
in Islam by Syed Qutb.]
The words in the cave where Muhammad, pbuh, and Abu Bakr,
r.a., were hiding, destitute and seemingly helpless, have
come true: La Tahzen, inn Allaha Mua'anna. [Do not be
afraid. Allah is with us.] 9:40
From Yusuf Irlandi, Advocacy Director Jamaat al-Muslimeen,
Using Haram Means for a Good Cause not Acceptable in Islam.
The Example of the Muslim Woman who dressed Immodestly to
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. A
reminder from your brother Yusuf to himself and then to the
Ummah of Muhammad. To proceed:
Asma'i related: "I was with a man from the inhabitants of
Sham (Modern day Syria, Lebanon, Palestine and Jordan
regions combined) and was attempting to appease him in a
certain manner when a vendor with a bucketful of
pomegranates passed by. To my surprise, my companion who was
of the noble aristocrats of Sham quickly snatched a
pomegranate and slipped it into his sleeve. I could not
believe what my eyes had witnessed until we happened upon a
beggar. This man from Sham retrieved the hidden pomegranate
from his sleeve and handed it to the beggar. I questioned
him about this strange action." He replied, "Do you not
understand that taking the pomegranate was one evil deed and
giving it to the beggar equated to ten good deeds?" Asma'i
responded, "Do you not know that the taking of it was an
evil action and the good of giving it was not accepted of
you because it was Haram (forbidden)."
How many times have we done the action of this hadith? We
can not use forbidden means to call people to Islam. We
also can not use forbidden means to promote Islam. There
was a big ruckus in Tennessee over the building of a mosque.
The kuffar were going ballistic in their overt racism and
bigotry towards the Muslims there. One of the sisters stood
outside the courthouse to show that Muslims are good people
to the news media, etc. but, she was not dressed modestly.
She was saying, "See! I look just like you!". It broke my
heart that she would go to any means to get the approval for
this way of life. I respect her for doing it, but not by
those means. As Allah said, they will never be happy with
us whether we stay Muslim or apostate.
The only solution is to please Allah by submitting to Him
Alone. When we do this, the kuffar respect us and the ones
with a good heart and knowledge are attracted to the call.
The public is searching for a better way. We have it, but
we can not do da'wah through forbidden means to get a
positive outcome. Let us be Muslim in all of our dealings.
Letter: Suggestions to Jamaat al-Muslimeen about bringing
Change by Peaceful Means
Check www.whatreallyhappened.com and listen to Mike
Revero\'s radio program on that site. He is doing what
Muslims should be doing. Also Ryan Dawson at:
www.joshuablakeney.info, Bill Moyers Journal,
Democracynow.org, Pamela Yates, Norm Chomskey, All these are
doing what needs to be done. See Poncho Threetrees at
www.smashwords.com and check out the places listed in his
book: America\'s War on Islam, and everything and everyone
else, including Americans. He also has another book coming
out maybe in November. Google \"Leaderless Resistance\" and
Disorganized Resistance\". etc., etc. There is so much out
there it is unbelievable. All one has to do is turn off fox
news, and the brain will start to overcome the brain washing
and start to seek out alternative information sources.
Dan Unis [Colorado]
Why I do not accept conspiracy theories.
by Kaukab Siddique
Tony Cartalucci, Robert Fisk, Mr. Raimondo, Information
Clearting House and the Iranians [Press TV in particular]
are projecting the Syrian people's uprising as an
American-Israeli plot. They claim that al-Qaida is an
American invention and does not exist! These people oppose
the aspirations of the Islamic masses. They do not see that
Assad, Mubarak, Saleh [of Yemen] and Qaddafi were all
opposed by great masses of their countries' people. No
western conspiracy can bring people who are unarmed to give
their lives as has happened in Syria for almost 18 months.
Now that Assad is getting hit by the Islamics, the
anti-Islamics and the pro-Iran sectarians are very worried.
Christians are getting shocked because Syrian Christians
supported Assad in his horrendous atrocities and are now
facing the vengeance of the people.
Jamaat al-Muslimeen is aware of the "wisdom" of non-Muslims
on the Internet and the conspiracy theories about 9.11.
These non-Muslims cannot change anything because they do not
have the truth. There is a war going on between Islam and
the West. No one made it up. A million Iraqis, many of them
children, died owing to US and UN sanctions. The 9.11
attacks by 19 Musllims killed 3,000 American elites in one
day. The US countered by occupying Iraq and Afghanistan. All
this should be understood as part of the ongoing war, not a
conspiracy. No Islamic fighting group has ever said that
Shaykh Osama and those with him did not attack America. So,
forget the conspiracy theories and face the fact of Gaza,
Israel armed by the US and Germany, occupation of Muslim
countries by western armies and the expansion of America's
biggest enemy al-Qaida, from Afghanistan into Yemen, Syria,
Libya, Sinai, Mali, Somalia, and starting in Kenya and
We have read all the conspiracy theories on 9.11: One part
of the conspiracy theory is that, one building was wobbly
after the attacks and was demolished, so the others must
have been demolished too! [Stupid logic!] The 9.11 attacks
did not take place in a split second. It was a process of
attacks and tens of thousands witnessed it. One tower did
not suddenly collapse on the other. It took time for the
collapse to take place.
Face the reality. No one invented al-Qaida. No American or
Pakistani army has been able to occupy al-Qaida territory on
the Pakistan-Afghanistan border for more than a few days.
Azzam, Osama, Mullah Omar, Baitullah Mehsud, Maulvi
Fazlullah, Dr. al- Zawahiri, Mohammed Atta, al-Zarqawi were
not someone's invention. Gtmo, Abu Ghraib, Bagram are real
Only through objectivity, realism and honest journalism can
we reach an understanding of the ongoing war.
Robert Fisk's latest effort to support Assad is an interview
with his foreign minister, published in the British media.
The Foreign Minister speaks and even looks like a thug,
lying with ease, but Fisk tries to legitimize him.
Pakistan [From Shamsuddin Amjad]
Baluch students Seek Islamic Support against Military
Lahore, Aug 28: Secretary General Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan,
Liaqat Baloch has appealed to all political and democratic
forces to get united on a minimum agenda for free, fair and
transparent elections in the country.
While talking to students' delegation from Balochistan here
at Mansoora on Tuesday, he said present rulers had failed on
all fronts to solve problems being faced by people.
He said the rulers were creating confrontation between
judiciary and other institutions to provide cover to
plundered wealth. "They are indulged in non-issues rather
genuine issues of the people," he added. He reiterated his
demand to the government to immediately announce general
He was of the view that Baloch people were not rebellions
rather policy makers had played a part of rebellions for
sorting out policies which created inferiority among Baloch
people. He said elements in power wanted to solve
Balochistan issue with power and bullet rather find a way
through peaceful dialogue.
Baloch students expressed their deep concern over high
authorities' attitude towards the province and said Baloch
people had no confidence over rulers. They said Baloch
students wanted education, employment and their basic
democratic rights including the rights of provincial
resources which the rulers had always denied.
Liaqat Baloch assured Baloch students that JI would support
Baloch people at all levels and continue its struggle for
early recovery of missing persons and bringing an end to
military operation in the province.
A Woman versus Wells Fargo Bank: 150,000 People are
Supporting this petition.
[Please go to Change.com to sign the petition.]
When Marjorie Gibson passed away from cancer, she left her
house to her daughter, Gail, to raise her children and
grandchildren. At 65, Gail works full-time to support her
family, and can afford to make her monthly mortgage
But Wells Fargo won't let Gail make her payments, because
they say the house belongs to Marjorie, even though Marjorie
is dead. Now Wells Fargo is trying to foreclose on the home
Gail's family has owned for two generations.
When Wells Fargo sent Gail notice of foreclosure shortly
after her mother's death, she was shocked. Gail says she
tried to explain to Wells Fargo that she now owns the home
and wants to pay the mortgage, but Wells Fargo just says
they'll look into it and never gives her any
Gail says Wells Fargo claims to have spoken with her mother
about the home as she lay stricken with cancer, but Gail
cared for her ailing mother to the end and says Marjorie was
too weak to speak to anyone. Gail has contacted Wells Fargo
for six months to get more information on the payments
needed to keep the house, and says they continue to refuse
to speak to her while moving ever closer to foreclosure. She
even sent the bank a check for $5,000 and says it was
Wells Fargo has already shown that it is responsive to
public opinion. Just two months ago another family stopped
foreclosure from the same bank after they got close to
180,000 signatures on Change.org. Gail is confident that if
enough people sign her petition, she can get Wells Fargo to
Thanks for being a change-maker,
William and the Change.org team
War News: [All war news compiled by NT from local media.]
Pakistan: Joint US-Pakistani operation kills Islamic
Aug. 22: In the Bajaur area, after heavy artillery
bombardment for several hours by General Kayani's troops,
local Taliban withdrew into Afghanistan. There they were
attacked by US drones which killed 12 of the fighters
including their commander Mullah DadAllah. It was a well
coordinated operation between the US and Pakistan.
[The Pakistani propaganda machine was so elated by the
killing of DadAllah, that it added for good measure the
bogus claim that the commander of the mujahideen in North
Waziristan had also been killed.]
Mujahideen Attack on Pakistani troops in South Waziristan.
August 28: Pakistani Taliban attacked some of Kayani's
toughest troops, killing 12 of them and putting the rest to
flight. Pakistani troops occupied the area more than a year
back and forced most of the population to leave by cutting
off food supply routes.
War News: 2
African Islamic Leader Murdered in Kenya by pro-West Forces:
Thousands Rally against Killers.
August 27: Aboud Rogo Mohammed, the spiritual leader of
Kenya's Muslims in the city of Mombasa was assassinated by
an expert gunman in broad daylight. His wife Hania said he
was killed by the Kenyan police [closely aligned to the
West.] The US and UN had put Rogo on their "sanctions" after
he urged Muslims to support Al-Shabab in Somalia.
The murder seems to have back fired. Thousands of Muslim
youth have been demonstrating in Mombasa over three days,
Aug. 27 to 29 to condemn the murder. The demonstrations have
gradually become riots with attacks on all signs of western
influence including a couple of churches.
The government claims that it has no idea who killed the
Shaykh. However most Kenyans see this as the usual western
idea in action that Islam can be stopped by killing the
Al-Shabab who control most of Somalia are urging Kenyan
Muslims to fight back. Several policemen have been killed in
Syria: Assad says he'll win but Islamics Strong in Aleppo
and Damascus Suburbs.
Assad's Jets, Tanks, Artillery in Action: Two hundred
murdered by Alawites
On August 29, Islamic fighters in Aleppo advanced towards
the airport and damaged some of the helicopters stationed
there. Assad's troops are putting in all their fire power to
retake the city but the stubborn Islamics are not
In the Damascus suburbs, Assad's tanks captured one area and
sent in the Alawites to slaughter the unarmed inhabitants.
By the time the Alawites withdrew, they had murdered more
than 200 people, terrorizing the population. Thousands are
fleeing to Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon.
In the latest fighting in the Damascus suburb of Gouta,
defecting Syrian troops who have joined the people captured
10 of Assad's surface-to-surface missiles but have not been
able to use them yet.
Assad came out on TV and claimed that his forces are making
War News 4:
NATO is stuck. Without the US Air Force,Taliban would take
On August 29, a Talib who had infiltrated the tribal forces
being armed by the US, killed three AUSTRALIAN troops in
These three are not included in the 48 NATO troops killed in
Afghanistan in 28 days of August. No Taliban losses!
In addition on August 28, 10 Afghan mercenary troops
mobilized by the US were killed in a Taliban attack in
Helmand province and 4 wounded. The same day in Kunar
province, 5 such troops were killed by a human bomber.
An American official in Pakistan put the blame on Pakistan.
He said, Mullah Umar is hiding in Pakistan and is sending
in fighters from Pakistan to attack NATO forces.
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