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13 Jamada al-Thani, 1438 A.H.- March 12, 2017 Issue # 11, Newsletter # 1697
Hadith of the Week
Islam praises many Women but these three are top of the
"The Prophet, pbuh, said: The perfect women among all women
have been, Mary, pbuh, and Asiya, r.a., the wife of the
Pharoah,and the superiority of Ayesha, r.a., over all women
is like the icing on the cake."
[ surreed in Arabic- editor]
[Hadith narrated by Abu Musa al-Ash'ari, r.a. in Musnad of
Ahmed ibn Hanbal, #19904]
Comment by Kaukab Siddique: Mary, pbuh, was the mother of
Jesus, pbuh. A chapter of the Qur'an is devoted to her.
Asiya,r.a., had the supreme courage to oppose the Pharoah of
Egypt who was the cruelest dictator of his time. Ayesha,
r.a., the beloved wife of the Prophet, pbuh, has many verses
of the Qur'an devoted to her where through her suffering
Allah prohibited slanders against chaste women [see chapter
24 of the Qur'an] The verse about tayamumm [ablution for
prayer without water] was also owing to her as were hadith
removimg male negativity about menstruation. The greatest
tribute to her is that Allah has purified her as "ahlul
bayt" [sura Ahzab] and gave her and other wives of the
Prophet, pbuh, the choice of leavimg the Prophet, pbuh, if
She is the greatest narrator of hadith, the second main
source of Islam. She had the ability to question the
Prophet, pbuh, about verious verses of the Qur'an. She was
consulted in matters of interpretation of the Qur'an and
Islamic Law [Sharia] by Companions of the Prophet, pbuh, who
were themselves great scholars. She was a poetess famous for
her appropriate verses and for her knowledge of geneology
which was crucial in Arabia. She led women in prayers and
led both men and women in the famous battle known as the
Battle of the Camel. Her leadership is well known as she
came came out to punish the brutal murderers of Usman, r,a.,
the third rightly guided Caliph.
May my life be sacrificed for the honor of her name.
15 Executed in Conditions of Extreme Secrecy, Torture &
Violations of Human Rights.
On March 4, the Jordanian regime executed 15 Jordanians
secretly in prisons. Ten of them for "terrprism" and 5 for
other offenses. Some of those executed were allegedly for an
attack 14 years back, 2003, on the Jordanian embassy in
Human rights group Amnesty International condemned the
executions by hanging, saying they had been carried out in
"secrecy and without transparency."
"The scale of today's mass executions is shocking and it's a
big step backwards on human rights protection in Jordan,"
Samah Hadid, deputy director of Amnesty International's
Beirut regional office, told Reuters.
Hadid said the death penalty was "problematic because in
some cases confessions in Jordan were extracted under
torture or duress", echoing widespread complaints by human
Political Prisoners :
Big Jamaat al-Muslimeen Activity in Falls Church,
March 10. There are three juma' prayers at dar al-Hijra in
Virginia. At two of these a a special Jamaat document on the
passing of Dr. Omar Abdel Rahman was given to a total of 224
Muslims. It included the following items:
Hadith on those who die in the way of Allah: Re: Shaykh
Shaykh Omar Abdel Rahman's imprisonment & death in Captivity
Betrayal and treachery in the suffering of Shaykh Omar. [Br.
Concern & care from Sis. Ayesha & Br. Ali Randall for the
Extreme violence returns to Pakistan. [Media Monitor]
Trump should not scare Muslims. Don't forget Obama's
Deception. [Br. Kaukab]
Battles against Assad, Iran & Russia across Syria.
Why is Lynne Stewart Important for Muslims?
by Kaukab Siddique
The activist attorney Lynne Stewart passed away on the night
of March 7. She was 77. She had a track record of helping
poor Black people and other weak and suffering people in
their court cases for many years, The Left-liberal groups
are writing about her passing away with much praise.
Strangely enough they are not celebrating her greatest
achievement: her consistent pro bono support for Dr. Omar
Abdel Rahman also known as the Blind Sheik [this is how they
spell it]. He appears only as a marginal note in their
obituaries. In fact some of them claim, like the corporate
media, that he was involved in the first bombing of the
World Trade Center [WTC], which is absolutely not true. He
was neither tried for it nor indicted for it.
Lynne Stewart supported him throughout his ordeal and
continued to visit him after he had been sentenced for a
conspiracy claim concocted by the persecution with the
backing of the Egyptian tyrant Hosni Mubarak.
In America, attorney-client relationships have always been
respected. However, after the 9.11 attacks the government,
in violation of the US Constitution brought up rulings known
as SAMS which prohibited any discussion of the issues other
than the strictly law-related conversations between the
attorney and the client Lynne Stewart did not believe that
these restrictions were valid and constituional. After
meeting Shaykh Omar, she openly told the media what he had
said about the conflict between the illegal Egyptian regime
of Mubarak and the Gamaa al-Islamiyya which took the Shaykh
as its spiritual leader.
After Lynne disclosed what the Shaykh had said, she was
arrested and sentenced to 28 months in prison. Instead of
being cowed down, Lynne questioned the legality of her
arrest and sentencing. Such an attack on an attorney, a
leading attorney of international fame at that, is quite
rare, if not non-existent, in America.
At that, the government revoked her bail and sentenced her
anew, this time for 10 years!
She was unwell in prison and started deteriorating with
cancer. She was released when it appeared that she would die
It is true that the liberal left protested her re-arrest and
new sentence. As usual the establishment Muslims of New
York, led by Siraj Wahhaj, remained silent as they had
during the trial of the Shaykh. This does not take away from
the fact that Lynne was striving all the time for the rights
of the Shaykh and then gradually for Islam itself. It is
reported that she embraced Islam before she passed away. The
Left did not consult with her Muslim supporters and buried
her as a Christian!
When will Muslims wake up. They don't stand for any of the
victims of the American power structure.
May Allah accept Lynne's commitment to Islam and to
In the Trump era, do not be fooled by the Concept of the
Lesser Evil. Islam does not permit Cooperation with
The Peace of Hudaibiya has been misunderstood by many
Muslims. The Prophet, pbuh, rejected lesser evil. Evil is
On March 10, Br. Kaukab Siddique gave the juma khutba and
led prayers at Masjid Jamaat al-Muslimeen in Central
Baltimore. Here is an outline of the khutba for distribution
He hath forbidden you only carrion, and blood, and swine
flesh, and that which hath been immolated to (the name of)
any other than Allah. But one who is driven by necessity,
neither craving nor transgressing, it is no sin for him. Lo!
Allah is Forgiving, Merciful. [The Qur'an 2:173]
[A scene of extreme hostility from Hudaibia where
kuffar & Muslims met.]
"Urwa kept on talking to the Prophet (ﷺ) and seizing
the Prophet's beard as he was talking while Al-Mughira bin
Shu'ba, r.a., was standing near the head of the Prophet,
holding a sword and wearing a helmet. Whenever 'Urwa
stretched his hand towards the beard of the Prophet,
Al-Mughira would hit his hand with the handle of the sword
and say (to 'Urwa), "Remove your hand from the beard of
Allah's Messenger (ﷺ).' [Sahih Bukhari, kitab
Muslims are commanded by Allah to follow the Qur'an and
the Example of the Prophet Muhammad, pbuh.
If we are unable to do good, or are too ignorant or
sinful to follow authentic Islam, that does not give us the
right to claim that we are following the lesser evil.. We
should simply admit that we are too sinful or ignorant or
unable to do good.
Some Muslims use 2:173 to claim that we are allowed to
follow the lesser evil. The verse however is about FOOD. It
is not about evil. If we are stuck in a situation in which
we are starving, we are permitted to eat forbidden food
provided we sense that we are doing wrong and want to
discontinue it as soon as possible.
The prophet, pbuh, never taught that Muslims can choose
between Abu Jahal and Abu Lahab or even Abu Sufyan, three
opponents of Islam. Muslims choosing kuffar to be their
leaders is simply unthinkable in Islam. It's a form of
apostasy. See sura 16:106.
Some misleaders of Muslims choose Hudaibia as an example
of the "lesser" evil. This was a cease fire agreement,
certainly not an agreement to accept the leadership of the
kuffar or to cooperate with the kuffar in their
Being kind to non-Muslims or doing business with them or
being part of civic discipline is permitted in Islam. We
must accept the laws of the land which we are pledged to
accept for the efficient use of facilities. We do not cheat
or steal or deceive. We do not indulge in liquor, drugs,
criminal behavior, racism or gambling.
Cooperation with the oppressors in any shape or form is
STRICTLY FORBIDDEN in Islam even if the oppressors claim to
SHIRK or associating others with Allah in authority,
power or ownership of resources puts one outside Islam.
Shirk is shirk, regardless of how great or small it is.
Through his protecting uncle Abu Talib, the Prophet,
pbuh, was offered the lesser evil of accepting the way of
life of the oppressors. They even offered to let him worship
Allah in peace, along with a whole list of goodies. as long
as he would not condemn their gods. The prophet, pbuh,
rejected this lesser evil out of hand in the strongest
Those Muslims who consider something a LESSER EVIL and
accept it, after a while get so used to it that they forget
that it is evil. Look at what happened in the previous
presidency of this country. The abomination of homosexuality
was foisted on Muslims along with abortion on demand and
support for Israel, and many American Muslims did not oppose
these strongly because they had accepted the regime as the
lesser evil as compared to Bush.
O Allah! help us to study the Qur'an every day. Help us to
study the hadith every day. Give us Islamic spouses and
children. Help us to unite the Muslims of this masjid, this
city, this country on the Qur'an and the authentic hadith.
An Invitation to Think from Br. Robert Solano
What Americans Should Know about Islam & Muslims. We are not
allowed to tell lies and deceive people.
On March 5, Br. Robert Solano's letter was published in the
Brownsville Herald of Texas. He was answering attacks by a
person who really did not know Islam but wanted to vilify
Here are Br. Solano's main points:
Muslims do not practice dissimulation [taqiyya] in their
daily lives. Only a small sect known as Shias practice it.
Most Muslims are Sunnis. There are 300 million Sunni Muslims
in Indonesia alone while shias are mailnly in Iran: 75
Falsehood and lies are not allowed in Islam.
American Muslims are decent people. They do not have
anything against their non-Muslim neighbors.
I was a non-Muslim for 50 years. When I was dying of a heart
attack, my life was saved by a Syrian Muslim doctor. This
man pays more taxes than most Americans. He is a good Muslim
and a good American. Most Muslims in America are like
We respect other religions and we expect them to respect
We focus on respect. We respect even our enemies, but we do
not turn the other cheek or love our enemies.
Br. Robert Solono lives in Texas and is a member of the
Jamaat al-Muslimeen leadership team. He's conducted da'wa
over the past several decades to the Hispanic community and
given the Spanish translation of the Qur'an to more than 500
Secularist bloggers Blaspheming the Prophet, pbuh, and
abusing Islam, Should not be tolerated. Jamaate Islami
Leader calls for action.
by Qaiser Sharif
LAHORE, Mar.12: Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Senator
Sirajul Haq, has stressed upon the Prime Minister not to
link terrorism with Islam and the Ulema to please colonial
powers and instead trace the factors behind the menace and
adopt a solid policy to tackle these.
Talking to the media at Mansoora on Sunday, he said the
Prime Minister had full powers and he should not simply make
advices and sermons or mere condemnation of terrorism.
The JI chief further said that instead of seeking separate
Fatwahs from the Ulema, the Prime Minister should make
arrangement for a collective Fatwa. He said it would be
better to appoint a Grand Mufti as in Saudi Arabia to guide
the government on important issues.
Sirajul Haq demanded immediate arrest of the bloggers
indulging in blasphemy of the Holy Prophet and deterrent
punishment to them. He said that such a heinous crime was
being committed under the nose of the rulers but they were
unconcerned. He said the nation would not spare any
sacrifice for safeguarding the sanctity of the Holy
The JI chief said that the execution of Mumtaz Qadri was a
big crime of the rulers for which the masses could besiege
the residences of the rulers.
Sirajul Haq said that terrorism was the result of joining
the US war on terror and said all the Ulema had opposed this
step. He said the man who plunged the country into this war
was sitting comfortably in Dubai while the country and the
nation were facing the consequences.
He said that the Ulema, madrassah and mosques were the
target of terrorism and those holding them responsible for
the menace were agents of the enemy powers. The enemy wanted
to divide the Ummah in sectarian and factions groups and to
push them against one another in order to sell its arms and
occupy the resources of the Muslim world.
The JI chief said the enemy was targeting mosques, shrines
and madrissas. It was the government's responsibility to
foil the enemy plans but the rulers were themselves
advancing the enemy agenda.
He further said that the enemy was trying to destroy the
Islamic civilization and values and to promote its obscene
and nude culture. The colonial powers that destroyed the
unity of the Ummah in 1923 by eliminating the Khilafat- the
symbol of Muslim unity- was now busy in making the Islamic
faith and norms controversial but unfortunately, the Muslim
rulers stood on the enemy side and are advocating the enemy
Audacious Attack on Kabul Military Hospital
March 8: Gunmen fought security forces for hours after
breaking into the main military hospital in Kabul with the
help of a human bomber. Reuters reports that the death toll
has risen to 49 killed and 63 wounded. The hospitsl is in
the maximum security zone next to the American embassy.
Last year American air strikes hit a "Doctors without
Borders" hospital in Kunduz. Earlier this year, an American
air strike killed 14 civilians including children in
Islamic State [IS] has taken credit for the attack. Break
away elements of the Taliban and of the Pakistani Taliban
have joined IS despite the US bombing of Nangarhar province
which killed scores of the fighters.
March 10: A Taliban infiltrator killed 8 police officers in
his unit and jined the Taliban. [Zabul province]
Military Admits the Mujahideen are back. Clashes break
The Pakistani military strictly controls the news of
fighting. This time the fighting was big enough for the
military to admit that 5 of its troops were killed in
Mohmand agency and 3 in Swabi [which is not on the border.]
Only the mujahideen dare challenge the military which is
Masses of people in the frontier with Afghanistan and now in
southern Punjab support the mujahideen. It is the uprising
of the poor and downtrodden Islamic masses. Severe army
action and executions [plus mass evictions] have failed to
stop the uprising of the poor. Somtimes violence seems
sectarian but Shias and Ahmadiyya Qadianis are closely
associated with the Pakistani power structure.
Al-Raqqa Preparing for Massive attack by 3 armies.. IS
Captures Land near Israeli occupation, bombed by Israel.
Biggest Hit on Center of Assad's capital, Damascus.
Clashes Across Syria. Assad's helicopters dropping Barrel
Iranian losses revealed.
As the Russian/Iranian/Assad forces from the outh, SDF Kurds
from northeast and Turkey from north move against the
Islamic capital of al-Raqqa, the city is preparing for a big
battle which could be as big as the ongoing assault on Mosul
[Iraq]. IS has stopped the Russian-Iranian assault for a
whole week, but the Kurds under American air cover are
slowly but surely advancing towards al-Raqqa.
The Islamic State has sent 400 family members of the
mujahideen from the daily bombing of al-Raqqa to the city of
Deir-ez-Zor which is largely under IS control. [March
In turn reinforcements of 230 mujahideen from areas north of
Hama, which are under ISIS control, have arrived in
al-Raqqa. These are from Jund al-Aqsa, some are
Palestinians, who have joined IS. March 11]
On March 10, an al-Qaida affiliate bombed the center of
Assad's capital, Damascus. The latest count by SOHR is that
74 were killed and 120 injured. Of these 54 were Iraqi Shias
and 20 were Assad's troops. [Iraqis and other shias come to
support Assad in the garb of pilgrims.]
Hizbullah artillery and Russian planes are bombing the
Islamic suburbs around Damascus.
Heavy clashes between Assad's troops and mujahideen groups
are going on in Deraa, Syria's southern province. Deraa city
itself is being bombed by Assad's helicopters with barrel
bombs. [March 12]
Further south a militia opposed to Assad known as Jaish
Khalid ibn al-Waleed which joined ISIS has been firing on
Israeli occupation forces, including a successful ambush of
the Israeli Golani brigade elements. Israel responded with a
huge bombing of ISIS positions but the area is still under
Assad's forces hit al-Waer Islamic neighborhood of Homs with
artillery and missiles. Clashes between Lebanese Hizbullah
and IS are going on around the oil fields controlled by IS
north and east of Palmyra. Russiab air force is bombing IS
forces. [March 10 to 12.]
Iran. Losses revealed.
Funerals in Iran have brought out the extent of the Iranian
involvement in the defense of the mass murderer Assad. Iran
has revealed that more than 2100 of its troops have been
killed in fighting the mujahideen in 3 years. [Iran calls
A sophisticated alliance of anti-Islamic forces has emerged.
Here is the information from Foreign Policy Situation Report
of March 7 which is an inner document for American policy
Russian, American, Turkish, Assad Coordination vs Islamic
State [and rivalry]
Foreign Policy Situation Report [with thanks to Sis.
The Pentagon announced Tuesday that Chairman of the Joint
Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford will meet with his
counterparts from Russia and Turkey to talk military
operations in Syria. The meetings will take place in
Antalya, Turkey, and include Chief of the Russian General
Staff, Gen. Valeriy Gerasimov, and Chief of the Turkish
General Staff, Gen. Hulusi Akar. According to a statement
from the Pentagon, "the purpose of this meeting will be to
enhance senior-level military communications and improve
operational deconfliction of our respective military
operations in Syria."
American, Russian, and Turkish troops are face-to-face
around the Syrian city of Manbij, which is under the control
of the U.S.-backed Manbij Military Council (MMC), a
coalition of Arabs and Kurds formed to fight the Islamic
State. Last week, the Syrian regime sent a "humanitarian
convoy" to the city to head off a drive by Turkish troops
and their Syrian proxies to take it -- a convoy the Pentagon
says included Russian troops and armored vehicles. In
response, the Pentagon sent U.S. special operations forces
to the area in a visible show of force, while the MMC
continues to block the Syria/Russian column from entering
"This is a new effort, this is the first time we've had to
do something like this, which is to ensure that we are out
there as a visible symbol that the enemy is cleared out of
Manbij," Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis told reporters
Monday. The MMC has also struck a deal with the Syrian
regime to hand over control of some villages near the city
in order to block the Turkish forces.
Mosul: Week 21. Trump: Week 7
US-backed Armada Enters Western Mosul and is Beaten back by
Islamic State Counterattacks
During this week the Shia armada supported by the US
airforce and other western air forces entered West Mosul but
were beaten back by Islamic State [IS] counter attacks.
The Baghdad regime makes claims of victory every day which
cannot be substantiated, as was noted by the daily
Independent, but are publicized around the globe by western
media. It takes research to find out what's going on because
IS's media appears to have been knocked out by the US air
After attempting two offensive during one week, the Shia
armada is now ouside West Mosul and on the defensive against
the tiny ISIS force.
Here are the facts.
March 7 offensive:
"Although soldiers raised the Iraqi flag over the government
compound, in the Dawasa neighborhood, they were later forced
to retreat under heavy fire from Islamic State militants,
The Associated Press reported."
March 10 offensive:
Daily Telegraph March 11.
"Soon after sunrise a large dark circle of smoke appeared
like a halo over the Old City of Mosul - a sign to advancing
troops that Isil was not about to give it up without a
The Iraqi army had hoped to surprise the jihadists by
launching an operation to recapture the historic quarter
under cover of darkness on Thursday night.
But Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant had a surprise of
their own - burning miles of cloth sheets that had been
covering the market, cars and even houses just as daylight
broke, to obscure the view of coalition warplanes.
Then came their counterattack. Waves of suicide car bombs
and mortar fire so fierce the elite police units were forced
to turn back and hold their position on the outskirts.
"Just when you think they are looking weak, they come back
stronger," said Serg Alaa Hassan, watching from a position
two miles south of Mosul.
The battle for the Old City is expected to be the toughest
yet. Densely populated with narrow streets, troops will have
to abandon their humvees for house-to-house fighting."
At latest reports, the attacks by extremist Shia militias to
capture Tal Afar have also failed. Baghdad has been claiming
that the road through Tal Afar has been cut and now ISIS
cannot escape. Shia media have also been spreading atrocity
stories and claims that the Caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has
been killed or wounded or has "escaped" and was "seen"
looking very thin. [Take your pick.]
News Within the U.S.
Oscar Winner is Ahmediyya [Qadyani] not real Muslim.
Hollywood Supporting negative group.
Observations from Sis. Teresa Rollins
A writer says on facebook. Mahershala Ali is part of the
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, a community that is responsible
for bringing Islam to America in the late 19th century --
they were the primary Islamic missionary link to the
emergence of Black American Islam and proto-Islamic
movements that brought about Malcolm X. People know this
widely in the Muslim community today.
Sis. Teresa responds:
Ahmediyyah Muslims have outright declared war on all other
Muslim Communities that are not of them or with them.
Point is the Ahyymadiah Muslim Community Introduced the
Black community to their style of Islam as well as their
interpretation of the Quran which referred to calling
whites, as white devils. The Ahymaddiah came to African
American Community to bring rebellion against American's
oppression of the African Americans via their Quranic
interpretation, this is where Minister Elijah the leader f
Nation ofIslam embraced. The Nation as well as his son left
the Ahymddiah Community teachings as well as their
interpretation of the Quran . Now with Prominent African
Americans have been learning Arabic directly and leaving the
plantation of Ahymaddiah Interpretation in the dust..
Malcom X-Malik Hajj Shabazz studied under a Sunni Shiek and
learned Arabic himself and turned the tide of African
American Muslim engagement with Islam in America
Ahymadiyyah Muslim's Group have openly declared war against
Muslim who are not of their group. I was once married to an
ahymaddiah thinking it was not a too different Islamic
group. That was wrong as they held me as hostage abused me
and tried to force me to sign Immigration papers of people I
did not know so they can get into the USA. I REFUSED!
I was held captive, left in a cold house without heat, no
food, no money and was left to starve, I escaped begging for
food from a Pizza shop of Sunni Muslims. It was my contact
with Kaukab Siddique, and the Federal Authorities that saved
me . This group located in the Virginia Area and Maryland,
they practice a lot of illegal immigration.
Why is Sexual Assault so Common in America?
Hijab with tight clothes does not make sense.
by Sis. Aisha [Jamaat al-Muslimeen]
New York City - Every woman from icons, such as Oprah
Winfrey and Jane Fonda, to our neighbors or unfortunately,
our family members, have been victims of rape. Every other
day a female celebrity is coming out and announcing that she
too is a rape survivor. It is so interesting how there are
these campaigns to teach males about consent and that "No
means no!" But, these campaigns mean nothing, if the parents
or guardians do not instruct their children, male and
female, about sex and consent.
When people think of rape they see a man in a ski mask
committing this crime. A complete stranger. But, in reality
many of these women have been raped by a trusted male family
member or a "friend!" Some American males' mindset towards
women is grossly dysfunctional. They really believe that
women were created to serve them instead of Allah (God).
The purpose of rape is to humiliate and punish the victim no
matter who is the assailant. Any progress made in changing
male attitudes towards women ad rape has been minuscule for
a few reasons:
Those same male chauvinistic beliefs are held in the
Society has chosen men of African-descent as the image of
one who abuses women, as if other men do no such thing.
(Newly retired NFL quarterback Peyton Manning sexually
assaulted a White female doctor as a University of Tennessee
student and the sports media protected him. He is expected
to go into the Hall of Fame on the first ballot).
The justice system does little to encourage and protect
victims of sex crimes. (It seems easier to wrongfully
convict men who are falsely accused of rape rather than
America was founded on the worst sins known to man: rape,
thievery, enslavement, and murder. The justice system seems
to make more of an effort to protect assailants rather than
If we are to destroy these dysfunctional and destructive
attitudes about women and male/female relationships then, we
need to address it across racial and cultural lines. Public
media campaigns help but, these are made ineffective when
competing with news reports with male chauvinist overtones,
music videos, reality shows, etc...For some reason male
athletes are more brazen in displaying their male chauvinist
Islam is the only solution to this kuffar problem. Allah's
guidelines are our point of reference with historical proof
that it works. You cannot reason with a kafir mindset
because they have no point of reference. Just as the Qur'an
says they invent lies and believe them. When secular Muslims
behave in a kuffar manner their arguments have easily been
destroyed by using the Islamic point of reference: the
Qur'an and Authentic Hadiths.
The main goal is to seek and destroy these unnatural myths
about male/female relationships in America by using verses
from the Qur'an and examples from the Authentic Hadiths to
prove that these male chauvinistic arguments are all
fallacies. The beauty of Islam is that it will also
encourage women to love and respect themselves, as well.
Instagram Hijabi's Picture Taken Down
A young Indiana Muslim girl, going by the name Muse on her
Instagram account, was upset that one of her pictures was
taken down, recently. Apparently, some Muslims were offended
by her selfies because she wore tight clothes that revealed
her curvy hips in some of them. Some of her critics did not
like the fact that she wore a hijab wearing tight jeans.
Muse's response is that it s not her fault that she is curvy
and she is no longer going to hide her curves. She did not
understand why there were so many complaints since she was
dressed from head to toe and no skin was showing.
I have seen hijabis wearing tight jeans. In some Muslim
communities, the men are only concerned about and focus on
the wearing of the hijab. They don't stress much else in
their strange dress code, which has more to do with their
desires than Allah's. One can dress conservatively or
modestly wearing Western clothes. The problem with Muse's
pics was that her vanity was apparent. Instagram has many
uses but, for most people it is to post images of their
bodies to show it off. I just think Muse went a little
overboard. Unfortunately, she has lost sight of the meaning
of the hijab and its power.
The Muslims' Downfall: A Review
Dr. Firoz Mahboob Kamal
[We are thankful to receive this astounding analysis from a
leading Bangladeshi intellectual. This should be a MUST
READ for every Muslim. - editor NT]
The non-existent ummah!
The Muslims as an ummah are now non-existent. They exist
only as some national, racial or linguistic identities, not
as ummah. A human body can't survive with its truncated
skeleton. Likewise, the body of the ummah can't survive with
divisive maps, flags, walls and borders. This is why,
causing division among Muslims is haram (forbidden) in
Islam; it is the job of the most evil enemies. The Qur'anic
command "la tafarraku" (don't be divided) is obligatory on
every Muslim; only those who are stubborn disobedient to
Allah Sub'hana wa Ta'la can ignore such stern warning. Islam
is all about full submission to His all orders; and any
disobedience to any order is kufr. The current political map
of the Muslim World is indeed an accurate indicator to show
how deep such disobedience runs among the Muslims today. It
also reveals how far they have deviated from the legacy of
the prophet (peace be upon me) and his rightly guided
companions. No amount of religious rituals like 5 times
prayer, month-long fasting or haj can hide such failure. It
also shows, how the obsession with ethnic, linguistic,
tribal and other parochial interest has undermined the
concept of ummah and dismantled Islam's most powerful
institution like khilafa. Now the same process of
disintegration has started in newly formed states like Iraq,
Syria and Yemen.
In comparison to Muslims' divisive obsession, the
non-Muslims show far better political sagacity and wisdom.
The South Asian Hindus could form the united India, the
European colonialists could form the European Union and the
American imperialists could forge the United States. But the
Muslims have created 57 states. Despite the same language,
the same ethnicity and the same geographical landmass, the
Arabs have formed 22 states. When the Muslims had the glory
of the most dominant World Power, they had only one state.
Dividing and diminishing this World Power has always been
the strategy of the enemies of Islam. They have always been
in the forefront to support militarily, politically,
intellectually and financially to cause its disintegration.
To impose such disintegration, they even did bloody wars. In
1917, the British and the French launched wars in the Middle
East to dismantle Osmania Khilafa and to create more than 20
Arab states. In 1971, the Indians with the Russian help did
war against Pakistan to dismantle this largest Muslim
country of the contemporary world. Now in Iraq, Syria and
Yemen, the US-led coalition is doing the same to precipitate
the full disintegration of Islam's heart land. The enemies
of Islam are so arrogant that they do not keep it hidden
that their core security interest lies in the divided map of
the Muslim World. Again and again, they have shown their
full commitment to protect this disintegration. This is why,
while Saddam Hussain took Kuwait -the former integral part
of Iraq, the whole western block launched war against him.
But when India took Kashmir, Israel took Palestine and China
grabbed Tibet, they didn't do anything. Although they call
it the stability of the status quo; but it is indeed the
strategy to keep the Muslims disintegrated and
Ummah is a pure faith-based construct; it doesn't bear any
racial, ethnic or national connotation.
The physical existence of the ummah is the most
distinguishing marker of muslimness of a people. For knowing
the true belief of the Muslims, it doesn't need any
soul-searching effort; it gets expressed through their
political polity, identity, ambition and actions. Ummah is
indeed the collective embodiment of the Muslims. It is the
trans-ethnic common global identity of the believers with a
solid foundation on their identical faith, values, laws, and
political cum civilizational ambition. It provided the early
Muslims the much needed huge infrastructure to emerge as the
global civilizational power. Only because of such a
faith-based infrastructure, the Muslims with the diverse
ethnicities like the Arabs, the Persians, the Kurds, the
Moors, the Turks and others could work together to bring
victories in Asia, Africa and Europe. In the whole history
of mankind, such united endeavours of different ethnicities
never happened before. Otherwise, there is nothing new in
conquering lands and establishing empires; the Mongol
hordes, the European colonialists and the US imperialists
could also conquer lands. But they couldn't build any
trans-ethnic brotherhood, higher values, sound laws or
civilisation. Instead, they could build massive
infrastructures for genocides, ethnic cleansing, slave
trading, economic exploitation, famines, wars and World
Wars. Because of their moral void and dehumanised rule,
millions of Indians, Red Indians, Africans, Aborigines,
Maoris, Incas and many others perished from the surface of
earth. The catalogue of their crime is huge. The
imperialistic mission of occupational wars, killing and
economic exploitation still continues.
The Muslims had their own awful internal problems.
The Muslim ummah can't survive conceptually and physically
even a short-lived starvation of the Qur'anic knowledge. The
Muslims must have the constant feeding of Islamic thoughts,
vision, mission and objective. Such knowledge is the vital
life-line for the ummah. Hence in Islam, seeking knowledge
is a life-long obligation -no less important than seeking
shelter, foods and drinks. Seeking Qur'anic knowledge was
made obligatory 11 years before the obligatory 5 times
prayer. In absence of that, the institutions like Muslim
ummah or khilafa can't survive. This is why, the enemy's war
always feeds on ideological war that aims at dismantling the
educative cum nourishing process of Islam. The Muslims have
badly lost the ideological war; this owes to their long
starvation of Qur'anic knowledge. In the name of education,
such starvation was imposed during the colonial occupation
of the Muslim countries. The colonialists have left; but the
political power is grabbed by those who got fully
brainwashed by the secularised education of the colonial
era. So, they continue with the same de-Islamisation project
of the enemy. As a result, the ummah ceased to survive.
With the demise of ummah and its political infrastructure
called khilafa, the Muslims now face the most catastrophic
calamity in the whole history.
It is much more catastrophic than any political or economic
crisis. In absence of political cum military infrastructure
of khilafa, the Qur'anic guidance and the prophet's
tradition remain ineffective. Such a divisive state of
affairs has indeed generated a perfect recipe for further
occupation, exploitation and killing. Hence hundreds of
trillions of unearned petrodollars of the Middle East and
about 1.5 billion population couldn't help them come out of
the current quagmire. Rather, day by day they are sinking
down to a new low. They are growing only in number, but not
in faith and commitment. Like a diseased man, they are the
seat of their own disease and rotten from inside. The crisis
is so deep that the Muslims are no more known for their
adherence to Qur'anic guidance. The Qur'anic laws, the
pan-Islamic brotherhood, the trans-ethnic institutions like
khilafa and jihad in the way of Allah Sub'hana wa Ta'la find
no place in the Muslim World. They have embraced ideas,
laws, values, cultural practices, warfare and the concept of
state-building based on concepts of pre-Islamic jahiliya. So
their states and communities, culture and education, laws
and regulations, political visions and missions present
little dissimilarities from those of the kuffars. They build
states only to promote nationalistic or racial division and
bias. They themselves appreciate the kuffar laws and denies
the practice of sharia. Their educational institutions work
to distract students from Islam and force-feed the
established lies. They spend money, take training and fight
wars shoulder to shoulder with the enemies to protect the
hegemony of the imperialists over the Muslim World. The
cases of Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria give testimony to
The acquired dissimilarities of today's Muslims from the
early Muslims are not in the field of religious rituals,
names and nomenclature, but in the purpose of survival,
understanding of Islam, political priorities and
institutions. The early Muslims, at its zenith, didn't have
a huge population; nor did have a big army. Neither did have
trillions of dollars of unearned wealth like today. But they
didn't experience the similar scale of occupation, genocide,
rapes, destruction and eviction as it continues now in
Palestine, Kashmir, India, Myanmar, Uighur, Bosnia,
Mindanao, Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq. Rather, they made
history of miraculous successes. Even the Mongol hordes
couldn't do such destruction, death, rapes and humiliation
of the Muslims that they face today. The Muslims are now the
most defenceless people on earth. Although they have armies
and weapons, but these are only to protect the despotic
rulers and bomb the freedom-seeking people -as currently
happening in the Middle East.
The strategy of collaboration
The enemy's crusade against Islam and the Muslims never
ends. It only changes the strategy. They start new wars on
new frontiers. The First World War ended in 4 years. The
Second World War ended in 5 years. But the US-led new war
against Islam and the Muslims doesn't show any sign of
ending even in its 16th year. They are inventing more clues
and new narratives to enter into new territories. The
current crusade -declared exactly as crusade by President
George W. Bush, started in Afghanistan in 2001 to dismantle
the Islamic rule of Taleban. It has now expanded to Iraq,
Syria, Libya, Somalia, Yemen and other territories. It is
also true that the enemies of Islam have stopped winning any
war. They can only continue the killing and the destruction.
Even the US President Donald Trump acknowledged the fact in
one of his recent speech. Even the US-led coalition of 60
countries couldn't gain control over 20 per cent of
Afghanistan in last 16 years. The same is true in Iraq,
Syria and Yemen. They can only prolong the war to delay
Islam's resurgence as a global power. So, the current war
will continue for many more decades to add more devastating
miseries. Hence, there exists little doubt that more
difficult days are lying ahead for the Muslims. Many more
Muslim countries are in the queue to receive the same
brutalities, deaths and destruction as happening now in
Palestine, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Somalia and Yemen. This
is the price that the Muslims are now subject to pay for
their division, deviation and servile adherence to the
established enemies of Islam. Such a punishment is indeed an
unfaltering Qur'anic promise. For failing to do the assigned
job, more severe punishment is awaiting for them in the
Now it is the policy of President Donald Trump and his
cronies to reinforce their war machines to drop more bombs,
drones and missiles on the Muslim heads. He has announced a
huge increase in the US defence budget and desperately
searching for new killing machines. Russia, China and India
are doing the same. Now the whole Muslim World is under
constant surveillance of the multi-racial imperialists. They
have divided the area of influence among themselves. What
Israel is doing in Palestine, India is doing the same in
occupied Kashmir. And China is doing the same in occupied
Eastern Turkistan called Uighur or Xing Xiang. More bombs
are dropped in Syria than were dropped in any single like
German, Japan, France, or England in the First or Second
World War. Whoever raises head in the name of Islam is
labelled as the enemy; his home is marked for drone attack.
He doesn't need to engage in any war in the US or European
soil. This is the new reality imposed on the Muslim World.
In the name of fighting the Islamists, cities after cities
are now bombed to rubbles. Drones are hitting homes in
Pakistan, Yemen, Afghanistan, Syria, and Somalia; and
thousands of innocent men, women and children are being
killed. About sixty countries are drawn into US-led war
against the Muslims; such a huge number of states were not
involved even in World Wars. Therefore, apart from
occupations, destructions and killings, they have attained a
spectacular success to create a global ummah of kufr. This
ummah of kufr is also glued together by similar faith,
values, political aim and commitment.
To resist the resurgence of Islam, they are ready to do any
war in any part of the world. In order to solidify their own
occupation and to install their own cronies in the occupied
lands, they have imposed a policy of forced eviction on
people from their own home -as Israel did in Palestine. It
is a new phenomenon; and it is new in the Muslim history,
too. The Muslims do not have any strategy to face it.
Instead, they are busy only with the surrender. They are
even searching ways to work as the partners of occupation,
arson and genocidal massacre. So President Erdogan of Turkey
decided to work with killer President Vladimir Putin. In the
past, Sheikh Abdullah of Kashmir, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman of
Bangladesh and Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan followed the same
strategy of collaborating with the occupiers. Lust for
worldly gains let them forget the consequence in the
hereafter. Likewise, millions of de-Islamised Muslims have
joined the US-led ummah of kufr to kill the fellow Muslims.
Many of them have joined the intellectual war against Islam
and the Muslims. Pharaoh, Nimrod, and the Arab infidels
couldn't think of such recruitment of Muslim as their own
foot-soldiers in the past.
The enemies of Islam didn't make any error in discovering
the real source of Muslims' strength. They discovered that
it is the holy Qur'an and the unity of the Muslims. So, they
at war on both the fronts. During their colonial rule they
built religious schools to create a class of ulama who will
encourage people to recite Qur'an and not to understand it.
And they imposed and also reinforced sectarian and
geographical division all over the Muslim World. Now they
have bombing to destroy the physical infrastructures like
roads, bridges, homes and hospitals. Thus they are doing
everything to block the emergence of the Muslims as a united
and viable ummah. As a parts of the same project, Israel is
not the only enemy creation. The countries like Saudi
Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, UAE, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq,
Oman, Yemen and Bahrain are also the creation of the same
conspiracy. Before the British and the French occupation of
Muslim heart land in World War I, like Israel, these states
were also unknown in the Muslim history.
Like Israel, these artificial states, too were given readily
recognition by the imperialist countries, the
imperialist-owned League of Nations and later on by the UN.
The map of the Arab World was drawn by the imperialists for
the imperialists. Never a plebiscite took place to know the
opinion of the people living there. This is the type of
democracy that the imperialists prescribe for the people in
the occupied Muslim lands. In each of these Arab states,
they installed a dynasty of the most submissive and servile
clients who never show any willingness to give any share of
the political power to the citizens. The US-led coalition of
the imperialists take the full burden of protecting these
despots as well as the divisive map. They have already shown
their readiness to fight any war to protect them. In return,
the rulers of these oil-reach Arab states follow a strategy
of full collaboration with the imperialists. Protecting the
economic and strategic interest of the western imperialists
is the core agenda of their rule. Hence, the US could build
bases for its Air Force, Land Force and the Navy in the
heart of Muslim World. From these bases, they can easily
target any Muslim city, industry, bridge or home with better
precision. And the western companies enjoy the monopolistic
access to drain oil and gas from these countries. As a
result, major portion of hundreds of trillion of unearned
wealth of the Muslims do not stay in the Muslim lands,
rather go directly to those who have already declared an
unending crusade against Islam. The US dollar could attain
the status of an international currency only because of this
Muslim money funnelled into the US economy. Due to
continuous flow of this Muslim money, the US could sustain
the ongoing war in Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen and Syria, an
area much larger than the whole Western Europe, and for a
period longer than the World Wars.
In the creation of these new states, the imperialists had
other sinister objective too. It was to prevent the
spill-over of their unearned huge wealth to the poor Arabs
living in neighbouring Yemen, Jordan, Palestine, Syria,
Egypt, Sudan, and Mali. Such dispersion of wealth to the
poor would have reduced the share of western imperialists;
hence could badly damage their economic interest.
Restrictive borders of these oil and gas-rich states thus
provide the huge protected wealth for the imperialists'
consumption. This is why, the US and its ally do not
hesitate to tell that the economic interest of the West as
well as their national security lie in this Middle Eastern
oil and gas. As if, these oil and gas do not belong to these
powerless states alone, belong to the western companies as
well. To keep this ownership, the imperialists are keen to
protect these servile rulers, at any cost. Thus, an extreme
western selfishness works here to protect this ugly status
quo. Unless the oil and gas reserve get finished, there is a
little chance that the imperialists and their cronies will
come to the sense to remove this disastrous division of the
Arab World and end the ongoing war. Whoever protest against
this robbery of the Muslim wealth and stand for democratic
right of the people are blamed terrorist. Bashar al-Assad
has killed more than 2 hundred thousand people in Syria;
half of the population are driven out of their home. He used
chemical bombs, cluster bombs and barrel bomb on civilian
population. The western countries who lecture on human
rights didn't throw a single stone against his army. Now
they are lecturing to make peace with him.
Bashar al-Assad is not the only dictator engaged in
genocidal mission. Israel is doing the same crime for more
than 65 years. Other despots in the area are ready to commit
the same brutal massacre if the people come down to the
streets for their democratic rights like the brave Syrians.
Their hatred against human right and people's participation
in politics is not unknown. Like Bashar al-Assad, these
despots are fearful of their own people. Hence, they are
highly fearful of Arab Spring. The US-led coalition is
worried, too. Hence, it is the common strategy of these
despotic rulers and the US-led imperialists to dismantle or
contain the Arab Spring. So, they got common ground to
celebrate the overthrow of Egyptian President Dr Mohammad
Morsi -the first elected President of the country. In order
to stop the wave of Arab Spring, the King of Saudi Arabia
and UAE rulers gave billions of dollars to Egyptian Army and
other anti-democratic forces in Egypt to overthrow him.
Along with other despots, General Abdul Fatah al-Sisi -the
brutal killer, too, is taken as a partner to kill the
The betrayal of civilizational mission
Downfall of the Muslims not only owes to colonisation of
Muslim lands and minds by the evil enemies, but also owes to
their own insanity towards politics -especially of those who
claim to be religious scholar or ulama. In the community of
the so-called puritan Muslims -called traditional ulama,
politics is a highly detested taboo. As if, politics is a
tool of distraction from ibadah and the Qur'anic straight
path. As if, it is an exclusive domain of dirty worldly
people. Because of such a conceptual epidemic in the Muslim
World, most of the religious scholars and the common Muslims
stay out of politics. As a result, an empty space was
voluntarily created for the foreign or home-grown
anti-Islamic forces to occupy the driving seats of almost
every Muslim country. Even when the Muslim lands were
occupied one by one by the kuffar colonialists these
so-called ulama remained confined inside their own religious
seminaries. The enemies of Islam thus could take control of
the whole Muslim World without fighting a single significant
war. It is indeed the most calamitous event in the whole
history of Islam. They terribly failed to understand the
importance of politics. For others, politics is a tool for
grabbing power and pursuing the selfish interest. But for
Muslims, it is the holy mission for attaining Islam's
civilizational vision. Therefore denial of politics is
indeed the betrayal of Islam's humanising and civilizational
objective. How such betrayal can be reconciled with the
Vision of Allah Sub'hana wa Ta'la that entails that His deen
should prevail over all other faiths or religions?
Even now, the antipathy to politics is playing the most
damaging role to speed up the ongoing downfall of the
Muslims. Such a conceptual collapse of the so-called ulama
could only happen due to total deprivation of an ideological
cum political understanding. It is their utmost intellectual
incompetence that owes to their utter ignorance of Islam's
early history and its sociological and philosophical
concepts. Because of such conceptual incompetence and
ignorance, they proved totally unfit to have any leadership
role in the Muslim World. They have totally withdrawn even
from the ideological frontline and captured the back seats.
Whereas in the early days of Islam, ruling and leading the
ummah always remained the exclusive domain of the most
religious people. As long as the prophet (peace be upon him)
was alive, such a key role was always in his hand. After his
death, the role was undertaken in succession by the next
most religious man in the ummah -like the rightly guided
four khalifa. Therefore, it is the legacy of the prophet
(peace be upon him) and his rightly guided companions that
the best Muslims must be in the central stage of the state
and must take the driving seats in every steps of its
governance, defence and expansion. Hence, withdrawal from
the politics is indeed the betrayal of the core legacy of
the prophet (peace be upon him) and his best companions.
Such betrayal always causes the most disastrous consequence.
In fact, because of such betrayal, the whole Muslim World
now stands seized from all sides by the worst enemies.
Like a weapon, politics can be used by the evil people to do
evil things. For that, politics can't be blamed. The good
people direly need it, too. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon
him) taught not only the holy Qur'an and its science of
religion, but also sociology, psychology, philosophy,
politics and other social sciences. His own teacher was
Allah Sub'hana wa Ta'la. In those days, there was no college
or university in Arabia. His mosque based school in Medina
was the only educational institute. In those fateful days of
Islam, the best governors, best administers, best judges and
the best general of human history were produced from his
institute. It was his sociological concept that every human
is born as a pure Muslim; but grows up as a Muslim or a
Christian or a Jew or an idolater depending on societal
influence. Such a concept generates an indispensable need
for political, educational and cultural engineering that
would create the most refined people on earth. The early
Muslims therefore understood that for making proper Muslim,
it needs a proper Islamic state. In corrupting or correcting
souls, the environment nurtured by a ruler and its
political, cultural and educational institutions play the
most decisive role. This is why, state institutions of
Pharaoh could make the people man-worshipping criminals.
They chased Prophet Musa (peace be upon him) and his people
to annihilate them. Likewise, the Indian Hindu rulers and
the priests could make the people cow, snake or idol
worshipping psychopaths. But the success of the western
imperialists and their institutions went further down such
dehumanising route; they could make their people perfect
ethnic cleanser, slave traders, gas chamber operators and
atomic bombers. These flag bearers of modernity could kill
75 million people only in two World Wars.
Therefore, whoever understand Islam and the prophetic
concept, can't ignore or detest politics. Politics is not
only about ruling a country; it is also about governing the
people's faith, culture and life style. It is about framing
constitutions, building institutions, enforcing laws, doing
the good things and eradicating the evils. It is about
educating the people, protecting and promoting the ideas,
securing the securities for the citizens and the state. It
is about mobilising the people, building and cementing the
bondages, protecting the borders, making friends with the
neighbours and conducting war against the enemies. Hence,
politics is everywhere. It is about implementing Islam and
promoting the Vision of Allah Sub'hana wa Ta'la. It is all
about ibadah. Without engaging in politics, how one can
practise Islam? How can one implement sharia, hudud, shura,
jihad and other obligatory Qur'anic basics? Politics is
indeed embedded in every step of practising Islam. All great
civilizational achievements in human history like human
rights, women's rights, abolition of slavery, abolition of
colonialism, end of enemy occupation and many others owe to
political actions of the people. The great iconic
personalities of Islam like Imam Hussain (RA), Imam Abu
Hanifa, Imam Ahmed Hanbal, Imam Ibne Taimiyah, and many
others had to suffer severe persecution, some of them even
martyrdom, due to their political thoughts.
But it is a sad reality that those who are insane can't
understand the worth of life saving medicine. They run away
from treatment. Those are conceptually insane they do not
behave differently either. They detest and keep themselves
away from politics. It owes to their inadequacy of knowledge
not only on political science but also on other social
sciences. Since such sciences are not taught in religious
schools, such ignorance is quiet deeper among the so-called
ulama. Hence they fail to realize that Prophet Muhammad
(peace be upon him) and his rightly guided khalifa were not
only the religious leader; they were the political leader of
the ummah, too. They were the head of the state. How a
Muslim can reject their sunnah? Without engaging in
politics, is it impossible to be a full Muslim? Such
incomplete muslimsness has indeed brought the Muslims to the
The Greek philosopher Aristotle described humans as the
political animals. According to him, a man can't qualify as
human if he doesn't possess the political instinct. Such an
instinct propels humans to sacrifice their time, wealth,
energy, even life to bring changes in the country where they
live. Animals do not possess such instinct, they survive
only to eat, drink and to procure. Hence people with animal
instinct can't build civilisation. A Muslim needs the
political instinct to fit into Islam's own framework of
vision, mission and objective. Only those who fit into the
Vision of Allah Sub'hana wa Ta'la can engage in jihad and
attain shahadah (martyrdom). The Vision is li'yuzhirahu
aladdini kullihi; it means that His prescribed code of life
(deen) should prevail over all other deens. That was true
for the companions of the prophet (peace be upon him). That
is why all of them joined jihad and majority of them
attained shahada. But those who claim to be the traditional
ulama or moderate Muslim they have taken a different path.
In their path, there is no Islamic state, no jihad, no
shahada and no place for sharia and khilafa. So, it runs far
away from the path of the prophet (peace be upon him) and
his rightly guided companions. So, no drone or missile falls
on their head. Rather, all the despotic rulers of the Muslim
World keep their door open for them. Even the enemies of
Islam spread prayer mats for them.
The crime of inaction
In the golden days of Islam, building and defending an
Islamic state called khilafa always occupied the central
part of the Muslims' agenda. They used to spend wealth,
fight wars and sacrifice life for that. Today, it is a very
peripheral issue of the common Muslims and a non-issue for
the so-called ulama. Some people think casting a vote in
every 4 of 5 years is enough to do the job. They have little
or no role in islamisation of the state. As a result of such
inaction, most of the Muslim states stay unfit or
incapacitated to do any meaningful service to Islam and the
Muslims. Inaction is not the part of Islam; Muslims pleases
Allah Sub'hana wa Tala only through benevolent actions.
Muhammad bin Qasim - a brave Muslim general hurried with his
Army to save the oppressed Hindu people of Sind from a
tyrant ruler. But now the Muslim rulers and their armies
stand silent while the Muslims are persecuted in their
neighbouring countries. Sometimes, they become part of the
persecution. Such collaborator of evil are huge in the
Muslim World. For example, the former Pakistani President
General Pervez Musharraf and his cronies collaborated with
the US invasion in Afghanistan and helped arrest hundreds of
innocent people to feed Guantanamo Bay prison. The former
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak didn't allow even the
injured Muslims of Gaza to enter Egypt while they were
heavily bombed by Israel. The Bangladesh Prime Minister
Sheikh Hasina didn't allow the boats of tormented Rohynga
Muslims to get nearer to the sea shore of the country. And
the Syrian and Iraqi refugees didn't receive any easy access
to Saudi Arabia and other oil-rich gulf states; as a result,
they needed to sail their unsafe boat to cross the
Mediterranean Sea. Thousands of them died on the way and
many women were raped. These are the harsh reality of the
Muslim World. It tells a lot about the total incompetence
cum criminality of the rulers who now rule the Muslim
Under any despotic rule, a Muslim country never works as a
safe haven even for Islam and the Muslims. Instead, such a
country, like any other kuffar country, turn equally hostile
to full practice of Islam. And how one can practise full
Islam without practising sharia, hudud, shura, khelafa and
jihad. Islam as a complete code of life can never be fully
practised in a hut or a cave. It needs a conducive and
enabling space of an Islamic state. So, the prophet of Islam
and his companions had to build a state. How can a Muslim
ignore such a great legacy? Communism ceased to exist as a
political power after the collapse of the Soviet Russia in
1991. Communism now survives only in the Marxist books. The
same has happened to Muslims after the ruin of the core
Islamic state. Now, sharia, hudud, shura, jihad, khilafa and
other Divine prescriptions are found only in the holy Qur'an
and in the books of Islamic fiq'h. These have no place in
Muslims' life; nor in any Muslim country! Surprisingly,
after all these grotesque deviation from the prophet's
(peace be upon him) legacy, they still think Allah Sub'hana
wa Ta'la is pleased with them and they will enter paradise!
In the holy Qur'an, Allah Sub'han wa Ta'la depicted the same
funny belief of the Jewish people to warn such erroneous
Muslims They were given sharia in Torah; they were asked to
establish a state and practise sharia. They betrayed the
decree of Allah Sub'hana wa Ta'la. But still they claim that
they are the chosen people of the Lord and will enter
paradise. 10/03/17 (to be continued)
Favoritism among children....an Injustice indeed
by Asma bint Shameem
"My brother is the only one in the house who gets any
attention. He always gets everything he wants!"
"My Dad prefers our oldest sister to the rest of us. He
always praises her, and no matter what good we do, he never
This is a common problem that we see among many Muslim
households today. And that is the problem of favoritism
Parents may show their favoritism for many reasons.
Favoritism could be shown to the oldest or the youngest. It
could be a preference of a son over a daughter or the
preference of a child more beautiful than the other or
simply for no apparent reason at all.
Favoritism comes in many ways. It could be in the form of
showing more affection to a child, or excessive praise of
one to the neglect of others, giving gifts to one child only
or giving better, more expensive gifts to one child in
preference to others. It can even be favoritism by simply
ignoring one child as compared to the others.
Yet, Islaam condemns all kinds of biases and injustices and
indeed, favoritism is a kind of injustice. A person is not
being just if he shows favoritism.
Allah says: " Verily, Allah enjoins justice, and doing good,
and giving (help) to kith and kin." (Surah an-Nahl: 90).
Justice must be maintained in everything we do, even in how
often we look at or speak to each of our children. The
following Hadeeth shows us how important it is to avoid
favoritism when dealing with our kids.
Nu'maan ibn Basheer said: " My father gave me a gift of some
of his wealth, but my mother, 'Amrah bint Rawaahah, said, 'I
will not approve of it until you ask the Messenger of Allaah
(Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) to bear witness to it.' So
my father went to the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa
Sallam) to ask him to bear witness to the gift. The
Messenger of Allaah (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said to
him, 'Have you done the same for all of your children?' He
said, 'No.' He said, 'Fear Allaah and treat your children
justly.' So my father came back and took back that gift."
In fact, it is one of the RIGHTS of our children that we
treat them equally.
The Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said: " Your
children have the right of receiving equal treatment, as you
have the right that they should honor you." (Abu Dawoud)
And he (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) also said: "Do
justice among your sons (kids),' and repeated it thrice."
Why is it wrong??
Showing favoritism is wrong no matter how you look at it. It
is injustice to the child who is being neglected, it is
injustice to the one who is being preferred over the others
and it is even injustice to the parent showing the
favoritism in the first place.
How is that?
If we show preferential treatment to one child over the
other siblings, this will nurture a kind of jealousy and
even hatred in the heart of the one being neglected. They
will secretly resent the one being preferred, even if they
don't show it or express it. And as the experts tell us,
this may lead to various psychological and social problems
that can last well into adolescence and adulthood.
And the one who is always preferred and praised over the
others may think he/she is somehow superior or better than
others and lead him/her to being arrogant, self-centered and
And surely that is not fulfilling our responsibility in
raising our kids in accordance with the way Islaam requires
us to raise and educate them.
The Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said: " There is
no person to whom Allaah has given responsibility and dies
neglecting that responsibility, but Allaah will deny him
Subhaan Allaah! What a HUMONGOUS responsibility!
Just think about it! Being denied Jannah, because of failing
to fulfill your responsibility!
By showing favoritism, we are being sinful and not
fulfilling our duty as a parent according to the teachings
In the meanwhile, if we, as parents are showing this
favoritism, we are also not being just to our own selves
either since we are supposed to be fair to ALL our children
and we are answerable to Allaah as to how we treated our
The Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said: "Each of
you is a shepherd and each of you is responsible for his
flock.....A man is the shepherd of the members of his
household and is responsible for them. A woman is the
shepherd of her husband's house and children and is
responsible for them......Each of you is a shepherd and each
of you is responsible for his flock." (Bukhaari, Muslim)
Are you one of them??
Many mothers and fathers who show preferential treatment to
some of their children do so without realizing it.
They do so unconsciously and if asked about preferring one
child over the other, they will immediately deny it.
However, since it is a matter about which we will have to
answer to Allaah one day, each of us parent has to sincerely
look deep into our souls to see if WE are guilty of this
injustice or not.
Look at this beautiful hadeeth of the Prophet (Sal Allaahu
Alaiyhi wa Sallam), who said: " The just will be with Allaah
on thrones of light ....those who are just in their rulings
and are fair with their families and those of whom they are
Remember my brother/sister, the Muslim parent is the one who
fears Allaah in his dealings with his children, one who is
just in his speech and judgments, the one whose sayings,
actions and dealings with his children are based upon
justice with no degree of discrimination or preference.
Carve these words in stone for yourself and let the above
hadeeth motivate you to be absolutely fair and just to all,
especially your own children.
"O you who believe! Ward off yourselves and your families
against a Fire (Hell) whose fuel is men and stones..."
[Surah al-Tahreem :6]
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