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Dr Kaukab Siddique | Editor-in-Chief Zulhijjah 15, 1431/November 22, 2010 # 46

Verse of the Week

"The Day they see the angels - no joy will there be to the sinners that Day: The angels will say: "There is a barrier forbidden to you altogether!". And We shall turn to whatever deeds they did in this life, and We shall make such deeds as floating dust scattered about. The Companions of the Garden will be well, that Day, in their abode, and have the fairest of places for repose."

-Holy Qur'an, 25:22-24

On the authority of Jabir, may Allah be pleased with him, who narrated that the Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, said: "Indeed, Satan has despaired of getting those who perform prayer to worship him, but rather he instigates hatred among them."

-Jami At-Tirmidhi, #1937

Submitted by Sis. Kristi

For important war news from Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Somalia, please scroll all the way down.

Jamaat al-Muslimeen NEWS
Non-Violent Resistance to Oppression
P.O. Box 10881
Baltimore, MD 21234

From Imam Badi Ali (National Islamic Shoora) Jamaat al-Muslimeen North Carolina

Spotlight #1: We must protect the two Eids from attempts at commercialization. These days are sacred and holy and should not become like Christian holiday events linked to money interests.

Spotlight #2: Never forget the central message of Eid al-Adha: Sacrifice. Leave EVERYTHING for Allah. Sometimes our children are shocked and their emotions are tested when they see the animals they love being sacrificed. Allah tests us by taking away what we love. We must learn.

Spotlight #3: Occupation is not peace. Groups talking to occupiers, negotiating with them, and claiming that peace will be achieved under occupation are living under illusions which will not lead anywhere. Withdrawal by occupiers alone will lead to advance in civilization.

Spotlight # 4: Serve the people. Feed them. Take care of their children. Listen to their complaints. Help the youths to be happy within Islamic limits. We tried it at the Islamic Center of the Triad on Eid al-Adha and the days after, and it works.

Outreach to 163 in Newark, Delaware

Zionism is Racism: Dr. Shabazz' [] Message and Shoora Resolutions

November 16, 2010. After an Eid prayer gathering (wrong day) in Newark, a college town in Delaware, Jamaat al-Muslimeen's literature was given to 163 Muslims, a record for this area. There was a steady, drenching, rain all day but exactly after prayers, the rain stopped completely for exactly 30 minutes during which the literature was given to people. Then it started again. (A little sign from Allah!?)

The literature was in three parts. Part one was a summary of famous mathematician and philosopher Dr. Abdulalim Shabazz' astounding analysis of racism during which he concluded that Zionism is a form of racism which has the same characteristics as the racism which people of African descent have suffered for centuries. Palestinians are non-persons for Israelis.

Part 2 consisted of Jamaat al-Muslimeen's resolutions indicating that Jewish holocaust story should be subjected to objective study, that American-NATO forces be withdrawn from Afghanistan and Iraq, that Muslim political prisoners rotting in U.S. jails be freed unconditionally and that exploitation of women in America be condemned. It was the entire list of resolutions.

Part 3 included Jamaate Islami Pakistan's expose of Obama's visit to India and an intro to Sis. Nadrat's extensive interview with Imam Jamil's wife.

The crowd was mostly Pakistani with a few Arabs and African Americans. The imam was probably Turkish, a guest speaker, who gave a very spiritual khutba, very different from the "go to sleep" khutbas in US mosques.

Rude but important interruption

During the khutba, seemingly a new sister convert to Islam grabbed a microphone in the women's area and loudly told the women to stop talking during the khutba and pay heed. Many Pakistani women are in the habit of chattering to each other during khutbas. It was rude but effective.

Dr. Siddique's Interview with South African Radio
Discussion of Israel, Holocaust Story and Anti-Semitism
Zionist Censorship Exposed

On November 20, Dr. Kaukab Siddique was interviewed at 5 AM EST by Al-Ansar Radio in Durban, South Africa. The veteran interviewer, Abu Bakr Dawjee, was flabbergasted to see page after page on the internet of Zionists and right wing extremists from New York to Los Angeles to Israel attacking Dr. Siddique. He asked the following questions:

1. Why are the Zionists and right wing extremists attacking you?
2. What's your stance on Israel?
3. Are you a holocaust denier?
4. Why do the US media call you "anti-semitic ?"
5. How widespread is the campaign against you?
6. What is the US Muslim response?
7. What can be done to support your work?
8. If you are removed from your job, what will you do?
9. Which side is Obama on?
10. What are the chances of your defeat or victory?

Here is a summary of Dr. Siddique's responses:

I tell it like it is. Israel is an illegitimate entity imposed by force of arms on Palestine. No Muslim in America dares to say this truth and stand by it in public. I say, Israel can and should be dismantled through united action by the Muslim world. They say, how dare you! ("They" are the White Supremacists and White Jews-zionists.)

When the Zionists and right wingers attacked me for condemning Israel, they found little support. Then they dug up discussions of the Jewish holocaust on my blog and this time they found plenty of support.

The US is a deeply racist country but laws against racist activities protect the public from blatant expressions of hatred. So when the Zionists want to discredit someone, they call him "anti-semitic, which is a way of calling someone a racist. If the label sticks, the person is discredited forever.

The Zionist Jews are having a problem making the label stick to me because my religion forbids me from opposing anyone for his or her race. Also, I am a semite myself. My ancestors were semites from Arabia who moved to what is now Pakistan. So to call me anti-semitic would mean that I am anti myself!

The Jewish holocaust story needs to be analyzed and researched. Most Americans do not realize that the Holocaust was not an event in itself between bad guy Hitler and the Jews. It was part of a horrible war in which many nations suffered tremendous losses. The highest losses and atrocities were suffered by the Russians followed by the Poles, the Jews, the Japanese and the Germans. Americans are not told that every German city was literally incinerated by the British and American bomber fleets.

I am not an expert in Holocaust studies but those who do study it point out big holes in the Jewish version, including once popular stories which turned out to be sheer fabrications (as often happens in wars). No one says that the Jews did not suffer tremendously.

President Ahmedinejad of Iran has called for objective and critical studies of the holocaust. He was accused of being anti-semitic. President Carter called the settlements "Apartheid." He was given the same label.

The campaign against me is continent-wide, and has been fueled from Israel. Right wing extremists like Limbaugh and CBN (a Pat Robertson Islam-hating "Christian" network) made it into a campaign.

Seemingly under Jewish instigation, Pennsylvania lawmakers came to my university, Lincoln, and pressured the President of Lincoln to condemn me, which he finally did. This would have reached President Obama if he had been up for elections. These people have no case. They don't try to argue. They go to your job and use censorship as their main weapon.

The condition of Muslim groups in America is pathetic. ISNA-ICNA-MPAC-WD have become like Muslim extensions of the power structure. The leaders of ICNA and ISNA work with/for the State Department. They dare not speak critically of the Holocaust or question Israel's legitimacy.

Remember, we still have freedom of expression in the U.S. No one is stopping the Muslims from saying anything. ISNA-ICNA are behaving like puppet Qadianis of their own choice, not because they are under any compulsion.

Alhamdulillah, owing to the efforts of Jamaat al-Muslimeen, we are getting a steady flow of support from independent Muslims, believing Christians, and even some Jews. New Trend's website is getting impressive traffic. Inshallah, we will not only survive, we might even defeat the Zionists. Of course, the risk is high from Zionist nuts and right wing extremists, and the risks range from death to joblessness. I could be living on food stamps one day, but Allah does not allow me to kowtow to the enemies of humanity, the Israelis.

New Book Received

Debating the Holocaust: A New Look at Both Sides by Thomas Dalton, Ph.D

Theses & Dissertation Press, 253 West 72nd street, #1711, New York, NY 10023


A book for new Islamic activists

Methodology of Dawah by Shamim Siddiqui. (Free for first 10 real activists as a gift from Jamaat al-Muslimeen.)

"O Allah! Open the hearts and minds of the Muslims of America to accept the greatest challenge of our time ... to build the Islamic Movement..." P. iv

Hadith Studies

Both the Qur'an and the Authentic Hadith of the Prophet (pbuh) are Safeguarded by Allah.
Evidence From the Qur'an to Refute those who Think the Qur'an alone is Safeguarded.

By Kaukab Siddique, Ph.D

Question: Sis. Mehjabeen writes from Edmonton, Canada: I read your article in which you say that Jewish scholars attacked Hadith and rejecters of Hadith are influenced by them. I have the book Maqame Hadith, by Allama G.A. Pervez in which on page3 he quotes God's words from the Qur'an: "Surely We revealed this Qur'an and surely We are its Guardian." (15:9) Then on page 4 he compares the Qur'an with the Hadith and writes: "Allah Almighty has not taken the responsibility for safeguarding anything other than the Qur'an." How can you disagree with that. Allama Pervez is right and you are wrong. Qur'an is full of certainty, Hadith is a human product.

Response by Kaukab Siddique: Dear sister. Asalamu alaikum. Surah 15, verse 9 itself indicates that the entire edifice of the rejecters of Hadith is built on a false premise. The verse does NOT use the word "Qur'an"; it uses the word "Zikr." In Arabic it says: "Inna nahnu nazzal-naz-zikra wa inna lahu la-hafizun." Thus the correct translation is:

"Surely We revealed the Zikr and surely We are its Guardian."

Yusuf Ali has translated az-Zikr as "the Message." The word is used numerous times in the Qur'an and these usages indicate that Zikr is not only the Qur'an but the entire Islamic way of life implemented by the Prophet (pbuh).
As we shall see, when Allah says that Allah is the Guardian of the Zikr, it's a reference to the WORDS of the Qur'an, the MEANING of the Qur'an [explained by the Prophet, pbuh], the way of life of the Prophet , pbuh, [documented in Hadith], the entire system of Islam transmitted by the sahaba, the spirituality, the Law. ALL these are safeguarded by Allah.

Let us look at the Qur'an's use of the word "Zikr."

Surah al-''Araf 7:63 uses the word not for the Qur'an but for Allah's message sent to Noah as a reminder to the people. It says:

"Do ye wonder that there has come to you a reminder from your Lord [zikrum-mir-rabikum] through a man of your own people, to warn you,-so that ye may fear Allah and perhaps ye may receive His Mercy."
Thus the "reminder" and "warning" aspect of Allah's message to others than Muhammad's (pbuh) people is also called Zikr.
Where Allah uses "zikr" as referring to the Qur'an, Allah makes it clear that it is to be explained to mankind by the Prophet (pbuh), which is precisely the role of Hadith:

"(We sent them) with clear signs and scriptures, and We sent down unto thee (O Muhammad) the Zikr, that thou MAY EXPLAIN CLEARLY to MANKIND [li-tubayinna lin-naas] what is sent for them, and that they may give thought." [16:44]

Notice that the Prophet's explanation of the Qur'an is not given in the Qur'an itself but in the Hadith. For Muslims, the words in the Qur'an are SEPARATE AND DISTINCT from the words of the Prophet, pbuh.

At places Allah differentiates clearly between the BOOK and the MEANING in that book (which as seen above was explained by the Prophet, pbuh):
"We have revealed for you a Book in which is your ZIKR. Will you not then understand." [21:10] or "Zikr for you."
It is this "zikr" within the Book which is explained by the Prophet, pbuh, and is enunciated in Hadith.
Then Allah widens the meaning of Zikr and applies the word to cover all the sanctities of Islam, the entire spiritual and physical life of the believers, of which formal prayer and zakat are only a part. The Qur'an is the center of this Zikr, but the Zikr covers the entire area of life itself:
"...people whom neither sale nor trade can divert from the ZIKR of Allah, nor from regular prayer, nor from paying zakat. Their only fear is for the Day when hearts and eyes will be turned about." [24:37]

The Islamic way of life, as established by the Prophet, pbuh, includes the Qur'an and the entire way of life based on prayer (salat). All of it is Zikr and is safeguarded by Allah, as in 15:9. Note well this comprehensive meaning of Zikr:

"Recite what is sent of the Book by inspiration to thee (o Muhammad), and establish regular prayer, for prayer restrains from shameful and evil deeds: and ZIKR of Allah is the greatest without doubt. And Allah knows the (deeds) that ye do." [29:45]

Among the Qur'an's content is a strong element of admonition as well as of good news. The Qur'an connects the Prophet's role of being a warner (nazeer) and Bashir (bringer of good tidings) with its own purpose. The verse about admonition also indicates clearly that the ZIKR is the meaning of the Qur'an and not the WORDS of the Qur'an:
"Sa'ad: By the Qur'an, full of Admonition [ZIKR], but the unbelievers are steeped in self-glory and opposition ..." [38:1-2]

Every Muslim, man and woman, is involved not only in reciting the Qur'an but in the process of life enunciated by the Prophet (pbuh). Hence the true believers, MEN and WOMEN are "ZAKIRIN Allaha kathiran- waz- ZAKIRAT." [33:35] [Men and women who engage much in Allah's remembrance.]

Once we have clarified the fact that by safeguarding ZIKR, Allah is safeguarding the entire Islamic way of life, including the Qur'an, let us note that the Qur'an sanctifies the example of the Prophet (pbuh) as essential to Islam and hence blesses and safeguards the Prophet, the sahaba (r.a.) and the authentic role model enshrined in the Hadith:

THE ZIKR OF MUHAMMAD (pbuh). At a time of great stress and difficulty, the Qur'an prophesied for Muhammad (pbuh) that his Zikr or remembrance would be raised high in exaltation:
"And We raised high your ZIKR." [94:4]

Thus we find the name of Muhammad (pbuh) honored and exalted next to Allah's in Adhan, iqama, khutba, kalima-e-tayyaba, attahiyat, etc. Of special significance is the ZIKR of Muhammad (pbuh) in the Adhan, the call to prayer, which takes place FIVE TIMES A DAY around the world, from Nigeria to Morocco to Sudan, from Arabia to Pakistan to Indonesia to the Philippines. This call in which the ZIKR of Muhammad (pbuh) is exalted is referred to in the Qur'an but neither the command to give the Adhan nor the words of the Adhan are given in the Qur'an.

IF THE ADHAN WERE NOT ENSHRINED IN THE HADITH, the entire fabric of the Islamic world, which is knit into UNITY by the adhan would not have existed. The ZIKR of Muhammad (pbuh) is a telling proof that Allah safeguards the Prophet's ZIKR (pbuh) as much as Allah safeguards the Qur'an.

The Pattern of Excellence and the Role Model for Character

The Qur'an gives Muslims the example of Muhammad (pbuh) as the pattern of excellence.

"Surely in the messenger of Allah, ye have the pattern of excellence for one whose hope is in Allah and the Last Day, and who does much ZIKR of Allah." [33:21]

Allah reassures the Prophet (pbuh) and the believers who follow his example:

"And thou are endowed with an exalted standard of character (and morality)." [68:4]

All Muslims believe that the Qur'an's teachings are for ALL time to come. Like yesterday and today, tomorrow too Muslims, following the Qur'an, will NEED to know that pattern of excellence of the messenger of Allah (pbuh). Same is true of the Prophet's (pbuh), personal character and morality. Other than in hints and references, it is NOT given in the Qur'an. If that pattern and that character were not SAFEGUARDED by ALLAH, Muslims would not be able to follow these important teachings of the Qur'an.
In the HADITH, Allah has safeguarded both the pattern of excellence and the standard of character. How Muhammad (peace be on him) lived and died, how he prayed and fasted, how he fought and made peace, how he treated women and children, how he dealt with slavery and oppression, how he distributed wealth and transformed society, the SHARIA, the Law and its application .... all that is SAFEGUARDED by Allah in the Hadith. All that is part of Zikr of Muhammad (pbuh) and part of the LARGER ZIKR which encompasses the Muslim's entire life.
The Qur'an and the Hadith are intertwined and impossible to be cut off from each other.

The SAHABA (companions) of the Prophet are the people who transmitted BOTH the Qur'an and the Hadith. The way of the Sahaba [with whom Allah is well pleased] is SAFEGUARDED by Allah, otherwise how could they have successfully transmitted the Qur'an and the Hadith to future generations.
Thus when the Jews attack Hadith and the Pervezis try to say that the Qur'an is safeguarded by Allah and the authentic Hadith of the Prophet (pbuh) is not safeguarded by Allah, they are flying in the face of the Qur'an and are actually saying NO to the ENTIRE ISLAMIC WAY of Life. They are denying Zikr of Allah and the Zikr of Muhammad (pbuh). They must be confronted and defeated on the battlefield of ideas.

Somalia: War News

Pro-US African Troops Kill 21 Civilians in Mogadishu:
Artillery Used

Witnesses said that African Union (AU) troops shelled the area of Bakara market, the city's largest market, following an attack on one of their convoys.

"The medical teams got an emergency alert and they rushed to Bakara market where they have collected around 16 dead bodies of civilians who were killed in the shelling," Muse said.

Convoy attack

At least five other civilians were killed in crossfire after a roadside bomb and an ambush hit an AU peacekeepers convoy, witnesses said.

AU officials said that the attack on their convoy had occurred but did not comment on any civilian casualties.

Al-Shabab, a key group fighting the government, said a day earlier that they would continue attacks against anyone who opposed their rule in the country, which extends to much of Mogadishu and large parts of the south and centre of the country. [Somali News.]

Covert Iran-US Relations.

US Declares Jundullah a Terrorist Organization, Freezing all Supporter Assets (Excerpts)

November 3, 2010. WASHINGTON: The United States on Wednesday officially designated the shadowy Sunni rebel group Jundallah a foreign terrorist organization as it blamed it for a series of attacks in Iran.

"Since its inception in 2003, Jundallah has engaged in numerous attacks resulting in the death and maiming of scores of Iranian civilians and government officials, primarily in Iran's Sistan-Baluchestan province," the US State Department said in a statement.

"Jundallah uses a variety of terrorist tactics, including suicide bombings, ambushes, kidnappings and targeted assassinations," it added.

Jundallah (Soldiers of God) says it is fighting for the interests of the southeastern province's large ethnic Baluch community, who unlike most Iranians, mainly follow the Sunni branch of Islam.

In July it claimed responsibility for attacking the Grand Mosque in the provincial capital Zahedan, reportedly targeting members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards Corps, killing 28 people.

The State Department statement "condemned the Grand Mosque attack in the strongest possible terms." "The United States extends its sympathy to the families and loved ones of those injured and killed. The president and the secretary called for the perpetrators of this horrific attack to be held accountable for their actions," the statement said.

Officials in Washington said the designation is key to the US fight against terror groups around the world.

The label as a terrorist organization means US citizens and companies are prohibited from providing material support or resources to Jundallah.

It also blocks any property and or funds belonging to the group in the United States.

The Baluchis straddle the border with neighboring Pakistan and Afghanistan and Jundallah militants have taken advantage of the unrest in the region to find safe haven in the frontier region. - AFP

Editor's note: As pointed out earlier, an Egyptian social worker supporting Jundallah was killed in a U.S. air strike in northern Pakistan, probably pin pointed by Pakistani intelligence.

Pakistan: The Peace Movement

Mass Rally addressed by Munawar Hasan Condemns Price Rise, Supports Kashmir

November 14: Syed Munawar Hasan, Ameer of Jamaate Islami Pakistan and Sirajul Haq, Deputy Ameer, addressed a very large anti-US rally in Jhang, an important city in Punjab. Several thousand women were among the participants.

Hasan called for a dharna (sit down strike) in Islamabad to protest the rising prices which are depriving the masses of essentials of life while the rich are reveling in luxury.

Syed Salahuddin, leader of the Kashmir Jihad Council, condemned the treachery of General Musharraf, who he said stabbed the Kashmiri people in the back.

The crowded was also addressed by Dr. Fauzia Siddiqui (by telephone) the sister of Dr. Aafia who was reportedly kidnapped by Musharraf-US agents and is now in a prison cell in the US. Munawar Hasan condemned the arrest and mistreatment of Dr. Aafia.

Famous Kashmiri leader Gailani also addressed the enthusiastic crowd from Kashmir by phone.

War News

Three "suspected" Muslims killed on 11.19. + Another 15 "Suspects" killed 11.16
Executions from the Air: Total 220 killed since 9.3

MIRANSHAH: A US drone attack destroyed a vehicle in Pakistan's tribal district of North Waziristan on Friday, killing at least three suspected militants, Pakistani security officials said.

Two missiles slammed into the vehicle in the semi-autonomous northwestern district considered the heartland of militants in Pakistan and the focus of a dramatic increase in US drone strikes since early September.

Pakistani officials reported the attack as US President Barack Obama and Nato leaders flew to Lisbon for a summit designed to set a date to hand control of the fight against the Taliban in Afghanistan to local forces in 2014.

"Two missiles were fired on a vehicle. So far three militants are confirmed killed in this attack," a senior Pakistani security official told AFP on condition of anonymity.

Local intelligence officials said the dead belonged to the Taliban and Al-Qaeda linked Haqqani network, but it was not immediately clear whether they included any high-value targets.

More than 220 people have been killed in over 40 strikes since September 3, as intelligence claims emerged last month of a plot to launch commando attacks on European cities.

The United States considers Pakistan's tribal belt an Al-Qaeda headquarters and the most dangerous place on Earth, and has reportedly criticised Pakistan's failure so far to launch a major ground offensive in North Waziristan.

Friday's drone strike comes three days after a similar attack killed at least 15 militants and destroyed a training centre north of Miranshah. (Reported in pro-US daily Dawn.)

NATO Supply Line Under Pakistani Attack

November 20: PESHAWAR: Unidentified assailants set fire to 10 Nato oil tankers in Peshawar on Saturday, reports said.

According to police officials, six assailants attacked a workshop located on the Ring Road and torched 10 Nato oil tankers, completely gutting them. The attackers fled while opening fire.

The police also disabled a half-kilo bomb recovered at the site of the attack. (DawnNews)

Spectacular Attack on Police Torture & Surveillance Center in Karachi

November 11: Pakistani Taliban pulled off one of the biggest strikes of the war between US-backed Pakistani security forces and Islamic fighters. The target was the CID police headquarter in Karachi which is notorious for torture of Islamic suspects and for terrorism against the public and opponents of the regime in general.

A handful of Islamic gunmen engaged the police in a fire fight and used it as cover to drive a truck loaded with dynamite into the building.

The explosion was huge and heard for miles. The security forces have admitted 20 killed and 100 wounded. The actual score may be much higher.The surrounding civilian buildings related to the police community were also demolished with scores of vehicles and motor bikes going up in flames. Dozens of civilians were also injured.

War News

Taliban say: NATO heading for defeat.

Brief Statement on Obama summit

KABUL: The Taliban on Saturday said that Nato was heading for defeat in Afghanistan after the alliance announced plans to begin withdrawing troops from the country from next year.

"It has become clear that after nine years of occupation, the invaders are doomed towards the same fate as those that tread this path before them," the hard line group said in an emailed statement.

"Their troop surges, their new strategies, their new generals, their new negotiations, and their new propagandas have been of no avail," it added.

2010-11-24 Wed 04:45:45 cst