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1 Shawwal, 1438 A.H.- June 25, 2017 Issue # 26, Newsletter # 1712
Hadith of the Week
Abdullah ibn Umar, r.a, narrates that the messenger of
Allah, pbuh, said: Modesty is part of faith.
[Sahih Bukhari, Kitab al-Iman, hadith #23.]
Eid in Newark, Delaware
Several thousand people prayed the Eid prayer in Masjid
Ibraheem in three different timings.
Jamaat al-Muslimeen distributed a 6-page document to 100
people [too little in such a large gathering]
These were the six pages:
Shoora meeting of Jamaat in Baltimore.
Jamaat's resolutions opposing western occupation of
Manipulation of minds can lead to violent behavior [Br.
Syria blazing as poorly armed Muslims defend Damascus
Mosul: A small defense force resisting a huge Shia army
backed by USA.
Kashmir and Pakistan.
Palestine, Palestine, you will be Free!
At a rally for Palestine in Washington, DC, on June 23,
Jamaat al-Muslimeen was represented by Sis. Nadrat.
The placard she carried was visible for several hours.
Imam Ali Siddiqui who is khateeb at 4 mosques in the
Maryland, Virginia area was a powerful speaker.
A number of speakers expressed the Iranian viewpoint.
Sis. Nadrat is a marathoner who supports Dr. Aafia Siddiqui,
and Palestine and stands against oppression of Black people.
She wrote a book about the uprising in Baltimore.
Masoud Khan, Political Prisoner, Sentenced to life in Victimless Crime.
[Masoud's mother could not make it to Jamaat's shoora but
sent this shocking insight into American injustice.]
I have been asked by Kaukab Siddique, a dear friend to my
husband from Peshawar (now deceased) and my family for many
years, to speak a few words about my son, who has been
imprisoned for the past 14 years, and to provide some
positive suggestions to help his situation. This is a
challenging request to which I offer a few suggestions that
would be far reaching:
Change the Mindset of the People;
Contact the US Congress to Modify Laws;
Speak Out Against Injustice;
Provide Zakat Funding
My son, Masoud Ahmad Khan, was sentenced to life in prison
in 2004 following a bench trial (without a jury) in the
Eastern District of Virginia. He was permitted to give a
sentencing speech declaring his innocence ( see website)
He pleaded for justice to prevail and said that he had faith
that such justice would eventually prevail in his behalf.
Masoud is both a Muslim, submitting to the will of God, and
an American (natural born) who loves his country and bears
no animosity against his country or the American people. He
has continued to maintain a positive mindset and to believe
that someday he will be exonerated from this oppressive
punishment. His imprisonment has harshly affected his family
and me. Masoud is a family-oriented man and he has been
separated from his new wife and young son and his brothers,
sister and extended family.
We have attempted several appeals in Court and another
habeas petition is pending concerning the sentencing laws.
At Masoud's appeal before a 3 judge panel, one judge
dissented, stating it unfair to apply 30 years to a gun
charge without knowing the true facts. In fact, if a person
aiming at a bull's eye target lifted a weapon, that would be
the first 30 years of a sentence. If the person put it down,
rubbed his nose, then picked it up again, that would be
another 30 years. Thus, Masoud, who test fired two guns at a
bull's eye on a tree and picked up a third weapon which did
not fire, was given 90 years for those actions. He was not
charged for firing at an individual or intending to harm
anyone. He left the tour area, refused to participate and
returned home. It was not declared illegal to visit this
area until he had returned home to the US; therefore, he
felt he had committed no wrong.
So the sentencing laws need to be revised to address
specific crimes or actions.
Our local mosque has supported his trial, lawyers, and
appeals and provided zakat for him for the past 13 years.
That has now ended. I am very grateful for the support we
have received, but I no longer have funds to pay further
attorney fees as I am retired from my job. Nevertheless,
because Masoud's attorneys believe fully in his innocence,
they continue to provide assistance pro bono. I will
endeavor to find ways to continue to provide him with
Commissary and telephone funds. He has contracted diabetes
and struggles to maintain his insulin levels. He has never
complained about the facilities to which he has been sent
and always presents a positive attitude to me when I
Two websites exist online that provide additional
information regarding his case:
I therefore suggest:
Change the Mindset of the People. Provide them with
positive examples of peaceful Muslims. Set up meetings to
reach out to people in churches, social groups, and through
the media. Discourage prejudicial, bias, untrue reporting in
the media. The average person relies on a few minutes of
glancing at headlines or news on television/phone and forms
hasty conclusions that are unfortunately usually
Most importantly, provide your youth with the true meaning
of Islam and guide them to love and not to hate. Hate
affects the heart and brain and leads to further hateful
actions without providing relief. Teach them patience and
condemn violence in any form. Seek the reason your youth
feel dissatisfaction and impatience, and discourage their
contact with the "wrong friends" who would lead them
Work with the US Congress to modify unfair rulings
such as the stringent sentencing laws currently in place
that affected my son and so many others.
Speak out against injustice by the Bureau of
Prisons and seek to change unfair prison conditions for all
those incarcerated and for their families.
As Miriam Abu Ali stated, "The prisoners face health
challenges due to (poor) diet, lack of exercise, and
isolation in many forms. "
"In many instances, families do not have contact visits with
their loved ones, and if a phone system is not functioning
correctly, the family is turned away from the visit. If the
family has already spent hard-earned savings to reach a
facility for visitation, and is then turned away, they will
be distraught and unable to return until more money is found
for the trip."
"Families of prisoners suffer tremendously both from the
loss of their loved ones and because of the financial,
social, psychological and health consequences."
"There is no escaping the cruelty and oppression of our
prison-industrial system. It seeps into our lives in all
sorts of ways. Its impact is emotionally, mentally, and
financially crippling. It's not just our loved ones who are
incarcerated, we are too. "
Twelve long years went by before my children and I could
have a contact visit with Masoud and I was finally permitted
to give him a hug. Can you imagine the yearning of a mother
to hug her child or her distress to face him seated behind a
glass and forced to hold a telephone in order to speak? Can
you imagine her distress if the phone system became faulty
and the visit was abruptly terminated, sometimes after just
a few minutes? She would watch him stand in handcuffs and
led away while she followed the guard back out of the visit
room. Her choice was to pay for a hotel room in the hope the
following day the phones would be repaired or she had to
leave, unfulfilled, and return home until another visit
could be arranged.
Set up an ongoing zakat/sadaqa fund for our
imprisoned Muslims, not only for Ramadan but also during the
year. Include donations for family funding to help pay for
transportation and hotel on a visit.
Muslim prisoners do not have even the most basic provisions,
contrary to public belief. They need toiletries, toothpaste,
soap, shoes, underwear, and some items, food or otherwise,
that are available to purchase from the Commissary, provided
there is money to do so. In order to purchase from the
Commissary, a donation is sent via Western Union to a
prisoner's BOP account, from a few dollars to a maximum
monthly amount of $300. This amount can be used by the
inmate and is regulated. In addition, the inmate can phone
his family, by permission, a set number of times a month for
15 minutes as approved by the Warden. Without this support,
the inmate is left isolated from his family and suffers a
lack of basic provisions for his health and psychological
In conclusion, during these last 10 nights of Ramadan, I ask
for your duas for my son that he will receive Allah's
blessings and release from his oppression, and ask for your
ability to help him in anyway possible.
Political Prisoners :
Glimpses of Ramadan. Eyewitness Account.
by Sis. Ashira Naim
[This was written in the middle of Ramadan. Lack of Internet
facilities delayed it.]
[This was sent to Jamaat's shoora.]
Let me share with you what Fasting is like here in
Muslims are more visible than at any other time as they
are fully dressed in caps, headwraps, thobes, dresses and
scarves of beautiful colors. They fill the streets selling
food items and snacks for iftar (samosas, dates, pineapple
slices, bananas, mangoes,water), shopping for gifts,
greeting one another with a special holiday hug and going
about their daily lives. Their spirit fills the air.
Everyone knows it's Ramadan!
Where yesterday there was a congregation of a few
brothers in front of shops here and there at prayer times,
now the number has swelled and the streets are full of
prayer all day.
There was so much talk about "sherba" that I even bought
the ingredients and made too big a pot full of it for just
myself to eat (lol). It is a soup made of barley and you
cook it for 7 hours and eat it everyday. In some Muslim
restaurants all other soups are discontinued for 30
There is no table setting for the Believers to eat after
Maghrib salat. No food is served. There are little bags with
some food items to be given to those needy ones who ask.
Believers who can afford it, go to restaurants, others go
home, and many are content with the snacks until they go
home (after traveeh prayers). The masajid are packed almost
every night--males and females.
Home Invites are most common. I accepted a new Ethiopian
friend's invitation and am looking forward to it.
I've been told, however, that the meal will be very
simple--some type of traditional dish and no frills. I'll
have to let you know about that in next week's article.
Note: The Prophet, pbuh, ate barley and it is very
[Sis. Ashira is Jamaat al-Muslimeen's representative in
Change use of time, food content, spending.
Learn from the brutal murder of a young Muslim Woman near
ADAMS Center, Virginia.
On June 23, Br. Kaukab Siddique gave the khutba and led juma
prayers at Masjid Jamaat al-Muslimeen in Baltimore,
The small masjid was crowded as it was the Farewell Juma of
Here is an outline of the Khutba:
May Allah accept our fasting and prayers however weak
they were and may Allah help us to keep the fasts we missed
in the coming month of Shawwal along with the six fasts
recommended in hadith for Shawwal.
Our sincere repentance and du'a for forgiveness for our
sins and errors means that we have a chance to renew our
lives and write our life narrative as if on a clean
Most importantly we must change our daily lives. Here are
a few teachings:
Eat food which is not only halal but also tayyeb [good
for our health and souls] and reduce the eating.
Dress modestly and not show wealth in our style. Silk
and gold are forbidden to men.
Time must be used in the service of Allah. Read or
listen to some Qur'an every day. The same applies to
The FIRST word revealed to Muhammad, pbuh, was READ.
Allah through the angel taught him the entire Qur'an. He,
pbuh, taught his Companions [sahaba] and this has been a
blessed process through the scholars of Islam. We must read
our holy texts and other writings relevant to our times on
an ongoing basis.
We must think not only of the needs of our spouses and
children but also the needs of the deprived sections of our
ummah, the prisoners and the poverty stricken masses
globally who have been victimized by oppressors.
Media are surrounding us and our children with lies and
half truths. We cannot entirely avoid their impact. We must
learn to decipher their lies and answer them to the best of
our capacity for our own sakes and for our children.
Last week a young Muslim woman, an innocent girl, was
brutally murdered in the area of a multi million dollar
mosque known as ADAMS Center. It was 3 AM. The 13 young men
who were with the victim fled though together they could
have easily piled on the perpetrator and held him down.
This horrible murder should be a wake up call for out
affluent mosques whose leaders behave as if America is some
kind of Paradise.
These "leaders" have totally failed to teach political
awareness and security consciousness to our young people..
The leaders love the power structure so much that they do
not have the honesty to tell their congregations that evil
is rampant in America although it is often camouflaged and
What the rulers are doing to innocent Muslims all over
the world can easily start happening here too. This is a
violent society with large numbers of potential rapists and
murderers in it. Children here play video games which make
them accepting of gun violence and mass murder.
Women should learn self-defense. That is part of Islam.
If they lack the defense ability, they should only go out
late at night with a strong male relative or a trustworthy
strong Muslim brother. This also applies to older men or
young men who think nothing will happen to them.
When the President himself has opened the gates to
bigotry against Muslims, unity and preparedness within the
limits of the law are essential for our communities,
Our leaders are very poor examples of strong leadership.
They are allied with the regime against the Muslims who are
fighting back in the middle east. Look at Mosul in Iraq
which has fought for 36 weeks, almost 8 months, against a
huge army which has jets, tanks and long range artillery
which Mosul does not have. What's wrong with us that we
can't even speak out?
Remain peaceful but alert, aware and unafraid.
May Allah forgive our sins and shortcomings and may Allah
accept our prayers and our fasting. Ameen.
Invitation to Think
from Br. Abu Talib
Palestine must be Freed.
Support from Black Lives Matter,
Puerto Ricans & Pakistanis.
The day of Quds in New York city was held at 42th and seven
Avenue in Manhattan which was sponsored by student for
Palestine in which there were organization form the black
lives movement and from the Puerto Rico Community and also
from the Jewish organizations that are anti Zionist which
they were carrying the Palestine Flag and there were many
signs in support of Palestine.
The Pakistan Muslims came out to the Protest and rally but
the larger Muslim Community here in New York city was not
there. There were some shia from the Pakistan Community also
there.There were about one hundred people there.
its was good to see the young people there carrying signs
and the Flag of Palestine.Its seems that a lot of Muslims do
not know of the day of Quds here in New York city. Tthey are
just in the Mosque as we are still in the month of Ramadan.
Its seem we just want to pray which is good but the issuse
of Palestine is important to the Ummah.
.Some of the speakers were making the connection between the
struggle here of the African American and the Palestinan
People and their oppression.The Quds day is a day of the
oppressed worldwide against the oppressor.
We as Muslims must make a stand aganist injustice in the
world. We cannot be silent and just confine Islam to the
Mosque. We have to be on the street involved in the
struggle.The Palestine struggle is very important for us and
all people to take a stand for right.As we always says the
- Br.Abu Talib lives in New York City and has been an active
member of the Jamaat al-Muslimeen leadership team for many
Misuse of Islamic Terminology by the Iranians
New Trend Monitor
The term "takfiri" is being put into Muslim conversations by
slick Iranian propagandists.
Instead of mujahideen, the Iranians say "takfiris" for
people whom they are trying to crush in Syria and Iraq. The
mujahideen who pray five times a day, give zakat and
sacrifice their lives in battles against America and Russia
are being labelled "takfeeri" by the Iranians.
Takfeer is done by Allah in the Qur'an. It is one of the
most used words in the Qur'an for disbelievers including
those who take others than Allah as their sources of
leadership and guidance.
The Iranians are waging war against Islamic fighting groups.
The Iranians support Bashar Assad, the tyrant of Syria, plus
the regime installed in Baghdad by American forces and the
regime installed in Kabul by NATO.
The Iranians have Russian support in Syria and American
support in Iraq and Afghanistan. Thus the Iranians are
working in tandem with the two biggest imperialist forces in
the world today. In the terminology of the Qur'an, the
Iranians are linked to TAGHOOT on a global scale. That is
Shi'ism is a religion opposed to Islam on so many points
that it is indeed a form of kufr with the label of Islam on
Let us take a few examples:
Shiaism teaches that its imams are appointed by Allah.
Muslims believe that only prophets and messengers are
appointed by Allah. Anyone who claims to be appointed by
Allah after the Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, is definitely a
At the core of Shiaism is the concept of the "hidden"
imam who disappeared about 1200 years back and will
allegedly re-appear to liberate the world from evil. Muslims
believe that Islam is a complete way of life and every
Muslim can and should try to change the world through the
struggle [jihad] against evil. No hidden imam can be greater
than Prophet, Muhammad, pbuh, and his Companions, r.a. See
the Qur'an :9:100. There is no hidden imam in the Qur'an or
in any authentic hadith.
So the mujahideen correctly describe the shias as kuffar.
Takfeer is required when anyone comes out with these weird
beliefs which have no place in any Islamic text.
[To be continued.]
Marawi still in ISIS Control one Month after Fighting
On June 26 [local time], fighters affiliated with the
Islamic State are still in control of central areas of
An eight hour cease fire on June 25 allowed the population
to hold Eid prayers.
Bombing by the air force has pulverized major parts of the
city. The US military is advising the Filipino military.
On June 22, Australian air force joined the conflict by
sending surveillance aircraft to help the regime bomb the
Volunteers from Malaysia have joined the Islamic fighters
and have brought resources and funds to help the resistance.
At least two of the Malaysian Muslims have been killed in
the bombing raids by the regime's air force along with
scores of local fighters. The death roll of regime troops
has reached 69 killed and 300 wounded.
al-Nusra advances in Quneitra. Assad's General Killed near
Palmyra. Assad Visits Hama.
Russian bombers may have killed al-Baghdadi. American-Kurd
assault on al-Raqqa at Standstill.
American bombers have killed 500 Syrian Civilians in One
Month. [Source: SOHR]
June 23-25. The mujahideen group known as al-Nusra launched
an offensive in the Quneitra area and evicted Assad's
Lebanese Hizbullah forces. This area has strategic
importance because it abuts territory occupied by Israel.
The Russian air forces is bombing al-Nusra and Iranian
artillery is striking the mujahideen in an attempt to retake
the territory. Some of the shells went into Israeli
territory. Israel fired back but there were no
June 20-25. The Iranians and Lebanese Hizbullah artillery
are hammering the city of Daraa where the people took over
and evicted Assad's men. Russian air force is bombing the
city. [After all the facilities are wiped out, the people
will be "permitted" to leave.]
In the Palmyra desert area where oil wells are located,
Islamic State is battling Alawite elite troops which are
advancing. In the ongoing clashes, one of Assad's generals
Russian late model Sukhoi bombers targeted a gathering of
Islamic State leaders south of Deir ez Zor in late May.
Russia is claiming that it may have killed Abu Bakr
al-Baghdadi, top leader of IS, and his associated leaders in
that attack.. SOHR is saying that this might be true because
there is great anxiety among Islamic State populations who
want to know what happened.
Russia has also bombed [June 24] Islamic State related
civilians in Deir ez Zor killing 51.
SOHR has documented the massacre of civilians which the US
air force is carrying out in the territories under Islamic
State control, from Raqqa to Mayadeen.. According to SOHR
[Syrian Observatory for Human Rights], between May 23 and
June 23, the American "coalition" air forces have killed 318
civilians who were not part of IS formations. These include
69 children and 56 women.
USA in this time period has also bombed the WOMEN and
CHILDREN of Islamic State fighters killing 57 women and
scores of children. In the process it has also killed 154
Islamic State fighters.
In addition to these figures, the US air force bombed the
town of Muhassin on EID DAY killing scores of people
celebrating Eid. [Exact figures are not available yet].
On the occasion of Eid, June 25, Bashar Assad carried out
some psychological warfare. He traveled, under tight
security, and prayed in the city of Hama. He also released
600 prisoners out of the 16000 his security forces are
Rastan region which is near Hama has been taken by Islamic
fighters and the Russian air force and Iranian artillery had
to work hard to stop the mujahideen from advancing while
Assad was in Hama.
Also at this time Assad got the bad news that al-Nusra has
taken a big part of Quneitra and the regime will be hard put
to take it back.
On the outskirts of Damascus, in the Jobar suburb,heavy
clashes are continuing between Assad's troops and Islamic
fighters of al-Rahman group. Also, the center of Damascus
was hit repeatedly on June 24 and 25 by mortar shells and
light artillery fired by mujahedeen.
The American air force and the Russian air force with
Iranian long range artillery are a deadly combination for
which the Muslims have no answer but to wait for close
Mosul Week 36. Trump week 22
Bitter Fighting in Mosul's Inner City. 50 Civilians killed
in Latest US air strike. Who Destroyed el-Nuri Mosque?
By Eid day, June 25, the inner city of West Mosul is still
in Islamic State hands. In brutal house to house fighting,
the mujahideen have managed to keep the last remnants of the
destroyed city. Out of the 1600 fighters who have defended
the city for about 8 months, only an estimated 200 have
survived. The original defense force was only 1000 but IS
was able to reinforce them once with about 600 before the
bridges were destroyed.
The people of Mosul stayed with IS as long as survival was
possible. A group which tallies civilian casualties
estimates that bombing by the US and regime air forces have
killed more than 1000 civilians.
As we go to the press, June 25, Eid day, another 50
civilians have been killed in West Mosul in a US air
The Shia regime forces have suffered heavily in taking most
of Mosul. In eastern Mosul they lost more than 2,000 killed
and they told the UN to stop revealing their losses.
In West Mosul, the Shia regime has had 744 killed and about
4000 wounded [official figures]
On June 21, the El-Nuri mosque in Mosul was blown up. The IS
news agency Aamaq said it was hit by a US air strike. The US
and the regime said it was done by IS itself. Within minutes
western media around the world claimed that it was done by
IS. However,there is no such evidence.
On the contrary, the US might have decided to destroy the
mosque because it was the rallying point of IS forces and
the Islamic flag was flying from its top.
The latest Shia assault on the inner city was heralded by 20
US air strikes. So its wrong to say that there was no US air
American forces carried out such atrocities during lalaytul
qadr in Fallujah many years back. American forces were seen
in numerous photos using mosques as camping grounds for
their troops. Killing Osama bin Laden was part of this
thinking: Destroy the rallying point and the Muslims will
As the fighting continues in the inner city, western
observers are realizing that many areas of Iraq remain under
Islamic State control. These include:
Tal Afar [south west of Mosul which has withstood months
of attacks by Shia militias].
Hawija, with its outlying areas plus southwest
The border towns of Qaim, Anah and Rawa.
Parts of Diyala province.
The Baghdad regime is issuing weird atrocity stories meant
to discredit IS but which cannot be confirmed in the
Sometimes these stories bring out what was not known. The
latest is the story of the IS women's brigade known as
Khansa brigade named after a great woman from the time of
Umar, r.a. These women carry automatic weapons and stop
liquor and smoking etc.
News Within the U.S.
New York City
How Men are taught to distrust Women.
Divide & Rule creates Lesbianism.
Turkey Baster Babies
by Sis. Aisha [Jamaat al-Muslimeen]
New York City - There is no question that sexism has created
an unnecessary and even damaging schism between males and
females in this world. Lesbianism/feminism has sprung up
from the poor treatment of women by men. However, many
mothers are responsible for teaching their sons not to trust
women at all. It is along the lines of what notorious serial
killer Ed Gein, whom Hitchcock's Psycho was based, was
Even more disturbing is that, besides being taught that they
are superior to women, many young boys are taught that women
are out to destroy them. It stems from the belief that wife
Eve (pbuh) misled her husband Adam (pbuh) into eating the
When you view old episodes of The Honeymooners or I Love
Lucy, you will see episodes where the husbands just wanted
to spend the weekend fishing or some other innocent form of
male bonding. But the wives wanted to either prevent this
bonding from happening or ruin these events by tagging
The underlying message from these shows was that these hard
working men, who provide for their families, did not want
their husbands to have any fun. This justifies male
chauvinistic references to the wife as the "old ball and
chain" or "battle ax." An adversarial relationship.
Of course, the fact that these shows husbands prevented
their wives from having a life outside the home was never
A more sinister issue involves the belief that loose women
or even girlfriends are trying to trap guys with unwanted
pregnancies. This entrapment can work both ways but,
according to the male chauvinist view, since women are the
ones who carry the baby they should be the ones who use
birth control to prevent pregnancy. Many kuffar men play
Russian roulette by depending on women to use contraception.
However, the NBA works to empower the fornicating male in
The NBA's Rookie Training Program is a 4 day seminar that
was established in 1986 to prepare its rookies for life as
young millionaires. One of these lessons came to light when
current NBA player Derrick Rose stated, during his alleged
rape trial where he and two childhood friends were falsely
accused of rape and exonerated, that he took his used condom
with him after group sex with the accuser. When asked why he
would do something like that Rose said, "In my profession
they teach us to make sure you get the condom if you can't
flush it....It's kind of normal with my profession ... You
have to be very careful what you do with your condoms,"
because, "you never know what women are up to nowadays."
The prevailing myth is that women from these one-night
stands and trysts are out to trap these guys with unwanted
pregnancies. Supposedly, these women have been so desperate
to get pregnant by these young millionaire athletes that
they have taken the contents of used condoms and injected it
inside themselves! Forget trapping a guy into marriage.
These women are getting pregnant and demanding thousands of
dollars in monthly child support payments. Sometimes, these
women receive multiple child support payments from multiple
men! The children born in these scenarios are referred to as
18 year "annuities."
The question is: Can this really happen? Women spend
thousands of dollars on conception methods. Even these
methods, which take place in medical facilities, are not
always successful. Now, we are supposed to believe that a
woman can do this in the home or hotel environment?
Many of these young rookies, who are as young as 19 years
old, were probably never taught sex education, which is why
it is easy for them to believe this urban legend. It is no
wonder how confused and conflicted these men are about the
Have you ever been in the presence of these kuffar young men
when they are in their circle? The way they speak about
women is very disturbing. They have been made into very
dysfunctional human beings.
Of course, the NBA would love nothing more than to help sow
seeds of division in these young impressionable minds. The
NBA has proven that it does not want the likes of a
socially-conscious Kareem Abdul-Jabbar or Imam Mahmud
Abdul-Rauf, who was suspended for spurning the singing of
the National Anthem. They would rather have dumbed-down
players, such as a Derrick Rose, who are concerned with
money and sex.
HIV AIDS Spreading among teens via Random Sex.
Youngsters Don't Know Medicines Exist.
[Business Insider. Excerpted from AOL.com]
New cases of HIV in people between the ages of 13 and 24
accounted for more than 25% of all new diagnoses in 2015, a
2% increase from the year before. That's a departure from
the overall trend — new diagnoses for all age groups
decreased by 18% between 2008 and 2015
These statistics come from AIDSVu, a project run by Emory
University's Rollins School of Public Health in partnership
with biotech company Gilead Sciences.
Dr. Patrick Sullivan, the project's lead researcher, told
Business Insider that the good news is that medications are
now helping those diagnosed with HIV live longer, relatively
healthy lives. But younger people might consequently be less
aware of how pervasive the disease still is. That could be
one factor of many contributing to the increasing number of
Sullivan said an estimated 50% of young people are unaware
they have HIV, which is why testing is critical. The CDC
recommends people between 13 and 64 get tested at least once
in their lifetimes.
Celebrating Eid with a burning heart
by Zaheer Bawany [Karachi, Pakistan]
RasoolAllah p.b.u.h. said:
There is celebration day for each nation and this (Eid.day)
is Celebration for us (Muslims).
عن هشام عن
أبا بکر إن
ابواسامہ ہشام بن
کے دن کا
شعر گا رہی
وہ عید کا
عنہ! ہر قوم
اور آج ہم
Narrated Aisha, r.a.,: Abu Bakr, r.a came to my house while
two small Ansari girls were singing beside me the stories of
the Ansar concerning the Day of Buath. And they were not
singers. Abu Bakr, r.a. said protestingly, "Musical
instruments of Satan in the house of Allah's Apostle!" It
happened on the 'Id day and Allah's Apostle said, "O Abu
Bakr! There is an 'Id for every nation and this is our
Eid Mubarak to All Muslims.
We are celebrating because of Sunnat'e Rasool salla,la'ho
Muslims: All over the world are in precarious condition -
Burma - India - Kashmir - Palestine - Iraq - Syria - Egypt -
Libya - Yemen - Now also Qatar -
No respect for the Muslims in the West.
We are celebrating with a burning heart.
Those Muslims who are now lost in luxury should wake up and
revert to the path of Islam that is hold Fast Qur'an and Act
upon Sunnah to regain the lost Respect, strength and Unity
2017-06-26 Mon 22:46:14 ct