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Dr Kaukab Siddique | Editor-in-Chief Shawwal 26, 1432/September 25, 2011 # 40

Why is Syed Maudoodi more important than other Islamic teachers of our era? This article might change your thinking about Islam. Please scroll way down.

Very important War News from Yemen, Afghanistan and Pakistan are given below. Please scroll to end.

Spotlights from Imam Badi Ali, National Shoora leader, North Carolina

Spotlight # 1:
In the near future, a reverse migration may begin from the United States to other countries.
Spotlight #2:
The US is becoming just like any other country, with a service economy, restaurants, hotels, etc. There is little manufacturing except in the area of weapons. As a result we have war. With the failure of war, even this industry might flop.
Spotlight #3:
Canada and other countries want professional and highly educated immigrants to come in. The US has switched to the influx of labor. It wants servants even if they don't know basic English. It's becoming like Arab countries except that those countries have oil. Here, the economy is going down.
Spotlight #4:
Other countries back their money with gold. The USA simply prints more money, There is no backing for its money except weapons.

Jamaat al-Muslimeen's National Shoora meets on October 15, inshallah

"Allah is the Protector of those who have faith: from the depths of darkness He will lead them forth into light..." [The Qur'an 2:257]

Muslims in America need a well thought out program of da'wah and non-violent resistance to the oppressors of the American people.
Most US Muslims oppose American policies but owing to lack of leadership and awe of the kuffar, they indulge in conspiracy theories.
On the other side are the small but heavily funded pro-government cliques like CAIR, ISNA, ICNA, CIOGC, MPAC, etc. They echo and hail just about all the moves of the Zionist regime in Washington.

We have a program for peaceful change and Allah-oriented activism which would make the 9 million Muslims of America a force for good. Jamaat al-Muslimeen works strictly within the law of the land and is not connected to any group overseas.

Jamaat al-Muslimeen Press Note on Mahmoud Abbas' Speech in the UN.
: respond to:

"Do not obey anyone in disobedience to Allah. Obedience is permitted only in the Good [ordained by Allah]." [Prophet Muhammad, peace be on him, Hadith in sahih Bukhari #7257 and Sahih Muslim #1840]

Mahmoud Abbas' speech [9.23] in the UN made a mockery of the aspirations of Palestine. He has no right to recognize Israel or to call for a two state solution. Israel's entity is a violation of Islam. Abbas, with massive funds from the US and Israel, is in control of only 22% of the West Bank. Most of free Palestine is under Hamas rule and occupied Palestine is under Israeli rule.
Abbas' speech should be considered the last hurrah of the secularist Palestinian past. The future belongs to Islam. Abbas is not Islamic in the least: can't even say "asalamu alaikum" right. He was speaking to the unbelievers on Friday when he should have been getting ready for Juma' salat. Ever heard of a Jew making speeches on the Sabbath?
Abbas is under the impression that Palestine can gain its rights through the western powers. He won't mind if he heads a rump "state" totally dominated by Israel. He needs to know: secularism is dead in the Muslim world.
See below Dr. Siddique's thoughts on President Obama's speech of 9.21.

Press note #2: Jamaat al-Muslimeen supports Islamic Women's Right to wear Islamic dress including Niqab. We hail the 91 women, including 2 just punished by France for wearing niqab.
See the peaceful challenge to French secularism. Scroll down.

Press note #3: We condemn the vile verdict of a court in Irvine, California which has found 11 Muslim students guilty of disrupting the speech of an Israeli terrorism supporter. Universities are the last bastion of freedom in America but the Zionists, who already control the media, are feverishly working to shut down protests against Israeli Jews who are part of the genocide against Palestine

Those who spoke out Loud and Clear against Troy Davis' Execution. Protest in Baltimore, Maryland. Sept. 21.
Activists from the All Peoples' Congress, Baltimore SCLC, National Action Network, Pledge of Resistance, Jamaat al-Muslimeen, Amnesty International, Red Emma's Bookstore and others protested the pending Troy Davis execution across from the Baltimore Convention Center. Among their chants: "Tell the truth and stop the lies, Troy Davis doesn't have to die!" with Ameejill Whitlock and 6 others: Colleen Davidson, Sine Hwang Jensen, Ron Kipling Williams, Sharon Black, Cortly C D Witherspoon, Lee Patterson.
- Nadrat Siddique

[The author of this news item was also an important speaker on the occasion... Ed.]

Nadrat Siddique via Benjamin Woods
I'm very proud of these students for keeping on with planned activities for Troy Davis, despite police harassment..

Howard University Protest in Support of Troy Davis | The Nation
The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles on Tuesday denied clemency for Troy Anthony Davis today. This video shows highlights of a rally held by Students Against Mass Incarceration (SAMI) at Howard University in support of Troy Davis as one part of the International Day of Action on September 16, 2...

Support for Imam Jamil Abdullah al-Amin: Relevant Web Sites
[From Imam Khalil Abdul-Rahman, Imam Jamil's Representative.]

As Salamu 'Alaikum! Brother Kaukab,
I trust that all is well. Al-hamdu-lilah! Below you will find two web-site addresses on Imam Jamil. We would like for you to circulate them within your organization and other organizations and individuals who may be interested in supporting Imam Jamil. Masalam!


"Who is better in speech than one who calls people to Allah, works righteousness, and says: 'I am of those who bow in Islam," [The Qur'an 41:33]
He ignored Troy Davis.
Some Thoughts on President Obama's Speech & Israel: Where is he taking America and Why?

Arab dictators, Holocaust Story, Osama bin Laden...
by Kaukab Siddique, PhD

President Obama spoke spoke at the United Nations on September 21.It was a saddening and painful performance. He has global information at his fingertips. How does he manage to tie himself into this tangle of misinformation?
My students waited for hours in line to vote for Obama. An African American leader whom I respect declared that Obama was the Black Messiah. That was then. Now we see that he did not have a word of solace for Troy Davis' family on the day of his execution which was condemned by Americans across the county.

Let's look at Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen and Libya. The US had the closest possible relationship with the dictators in these countries, including intelligence sharing and sale of weaponry, right up to the day of the people's uprisings. Now President Obama claims that the US is on the side of the people in these countries, not the dictators. Who is going to believe him, other than those who want to believe him?

People don't forget decades of arbitrary arrests, open ended imprisonment, torture, rape and murder by the dictators with the full support of the US.
These people are not rising up for western democracy and secularism. Can't the man in the White House see millions praying in Tahrir Square, or the mass Islamic rallies in Yemen?
Surely NATO has successfully brought up a clique of Europeanized non-leaders who will now be installed in Libya. However, NATO's bombing has killed many Libyan civilians [Cynthia McKinney observed the horrors] and Libyans are turning against the West. There is a significant Islamic component in the Libyan "rebels" including al-Qaida units. NATO has inadvertently helped them. Doesn't the President know?

In Syria, Assad is committing atrocities which other dictators couldn't match. The President is disturbed about this but has been relatively inactive against Assad. There is strong ground for the suspicion that Assad is linked to Israel and the US. Remember that the US sent Canadian Muslim Maher Arar to be tortured in Syria. The US was sure that Syria would do it and Syria did. Frequently Assad hands over Jordanian exiles to the King in Amman, a staunch US ally, to be tortured and in some cases, executed. The President seems to be waiting to see if the masses can remove Assad. If they look like they can do it, the President may well decide that they too want democracy and that America is with them!

The crux of Obama's speech was about Israel. He sounded like an Israeli. Someone should remind the President that he is the President of the USA, not of Israel. Looks like the Jewish disinformation machine has really done a number on Obama. He was regurgitating Zionist propaganda which would be a problem even for good Jews to swallow.
He was mourning the pathetic little rockets Palestinian fringe groups fire at Israel which have killed 4 Israelis in three years. Incredible as it is, Obama still pretends that the genocide Israel committed in Gaza did not happen. Israel used tanks, heavy artillery and cluster bombs. There were thousands of Palestinian casualties, including the slaughter of more than 400 children.

Surely Obama knows that Israel has nuclear weapons and its military has more fire power than that of ALL the Arab armies combined.

The weakest aspect of his speech was his attempt to use the Jewish holocaust story to defend Israel. Someone please ask the President, has he read ANY book critical of the Jewish holocaust story? EVEN ONE BOOK? If not, then what is the basis for this indulgence in hard core Jewish propaganda?
What about the suffering of the German people? A plethora of well documented information now exists which verifies the fact that German civilians suffered much more than the Jews at the hands of the Brirish and US air forces. Every German city was literally INCINERATED. That was the real holocaust. The fire bombing of Dresden, Dusseldorf, Duisberg, Hamburg, Nuremberg, Aachen, Berlin, Stuttgart, Cologne, you name it, killed hundreds of thousands of German CIVILIANS, mostly women and children.
[See the research of David Irving in Dresden: Apocalypse 1945 and Jorg Friedrich in The Fire. ]
Churchill's Jewish friend "The Prof" gave him the idea of setting entire cities on fire.[Both authors agree.]
After the war, 15,000,000 German civilians died or were killed by the allies after they were evicted from their homes by the western powers. That was the real holocaust.

The President is rejoicing over the assassination of Shaykh Osama bin Laden. Again there is a gap between the President's claims and what his own people are saying on the ground. On 9.11's tenth anniversary, security measures at American airports reached a level never before enforced. Certainly there was no sign of peace for millions of travellers.
US media sources indicate that a smooth transition of power has taken place in al-Qaidah with the Egyptian Islamic leader Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri firmly in command. Al-Qaida's allies in Afghanistan, the Taliban, are winning by all accounts. Its allies in Pakistan, the TTP [tehrike talibane Pakistan] have re-emerged in Khyber, South Waziristan, Dir and other areas "conquered" earlier by the Pakistani army. They have started attacking Pak military in Karachi, the most spectacular being the takeover of the Mehran naval base for 16 hours.

In Yemen, al-Qaidah has taken over most of an ENTIRE province known as Abyan. A leading Yemeni political party [in the major cities] al-Islah is suspected of being pro-Osama. There is an al-Qaidah in the Maghreb which has struck in Algeria. Even the Nigerian Boko Haram is coming under their influence. Somalia's al-Shabab, though strictly independent, are also inspired by Osama. The most shocking reality is that parts of Iraq, including parts of Diyala province, Mosul, Tal Afar and even some of Bagdad, are heavily under al-Qaida control.
So the idea that killing Osama killed the armed Islamic opposition is a fantasy. [All this information is from western sources. I didn't make this up.]

The US can still make friends with Iran, Hamas and Hizbullah. Why alienate the entire Islamic world? Is Israel that important? Why this constant irritation about Iran? Other than Israel, there is no cause for such hostility. President Ahmedinejad is an elected leader, highly popular, with a personal life style which is better than that of any other political leader in the whole world. Ayatollah Khamene'i has not betrayed the spiritual ideals of Imam Khomeini.
Israel and the US are wasting their resources trying to undermine Iran.

Mr. President, the world is passing you by. Why not update the information you have?

This was the ancestor of Texas Governor Perry's Aga Khani Friends
In 1887, the colonial rulers of India, the British Raj Sarkar, provided the Aga Khan with rank and nobility. During the latter stages of the Afghan War (in 1841 and 1842), Aga Khan I and his cavalry officers provided assistance to General Nott in Kandahar Province and also to General England in his advance from Sindh to join Nott.
For these services, and others which Aga Khan I was enabled to render to Sir Charles Napier in his conquest of Sindh in 1843-44, the Aga Khan received a pension from the British Government of India.
He was awarded his 'princely' status by the British Raj and its representatives in India and became the only religious or community leader in British India granted a personal gun salute; all other salute dynasties were either rulers of Princely States, or Political Pensioners holding ancestral princely titles in states abolished by the Raj. [courtesy "Shining Star."]

With thanks to Dr. AlMassari in England.
Islamic Women in France Using Peaceful Means to Challenge the Assault on Islamic Dress Code by the Sarkozy regime

22 September 2011 . France imposes first niqab fines [BBC Report]

Two French Muslim women who continue to wear the full-face veil in defiance of a new law banning it in France have been issued fines by a court.
Hind Ahmas and Najate Nait Ali were arrested wearing the niqab in public outside Meaux town hall, eastern Paris, soon after the law came in in May.
The women say they will appeal against their punishment all the way to the European Court of Human Rights.
Meanwhile another woman said she would stand for president in her niqab.
Thursday's sentencing in Meaux was closely followed not just in France but right across Europe, says the BBC's Christian Fraser in Paris.
Belgium, Italy, Denmark, Austria, the Netherlands and Switzerland all have - or are planning - similar legislation.
Assault claims
Divorced mother Hind Ahmas, 32, a mother-of-three, was fined 120 euros (104) by the court.
Secular France has a complicated relationship with religion. In recent years there has been a long-running debate on how far it is willing to go to accommodate Islam, without undermining the long-standing tradition of separating church and state.
The bill that was passed in April had overwhelming cross-party support and was popular in polls across the country.
It has proved equally popular in other nations. Those who support the bill say the fundamental part of integrating into Western society is showing your face.
Before the hearing she said she was hoping a fine would be imposed, to enable her to challenge it.
"Without a condemnation I can't move forward. There has to be this sanction with a fine so that I can take this to the European Court of Human Rights. It's imperative that there's a sanction," she said.
Najate Nait Ali was fined 80 euros.
They become the first of 91 women stopped by French police to be handed a fine.
Ahmas's parents were not strict Muslims. She told the BBC she put on the niqab for the first time six years ago as an educated single woman.
She claims she once wore mini-skirts and liked to party before she rediscovered her faith.
Some Muslim groups say since the ban was introduced in April a number of women have been assaulted both verbally and physically by members of the public.
These two women would most likely have to exhaust the appeals process in France - which can take considerable time - before they can hope to test the legislation in the European court in Strasbourg, our correspondent says.
Another high-profile niqab-wearer, Kenza Drider, has said she will stand for president in the 2012 election.
She has become a champion for several hundred women in France who insist wearing the niqab is a personal choice and a right enshrined by European law.
She said: "The reality is, there is a lot of unemployment in France and a lot of problems in France so let's not focus on what I wear, let's deal with the real problems. So my candidacy is really being done for that. To say don't stop at what I'm wearing, but go much deeper."

September 22: Maulana Maudoodi's Anniversary
Rational Approach to Islam: Opposition to Dictatorship and Westernization.
Muhammad, pbuh, as Example and Leader. Islamic Pakistan's Basic Ideas.

by Kaukab Siddique, Ph.D

"... the militaries in Muslim countries realized that the real source of dictatorial power lay with the military. This awareness brought military officers into the arena of politics and they started a whole process of intrigues and destabilization of governments and the establishment of military regimes. These armies have become a calamity for Muslim countries. They are not interested in fighting external enemies or in defending their countries: they are focused on 'conqering' their own countries and using the weapons provided them for national defense to enslave their own nations." [Maulana Maudoodi speaking in Arabic to a large gathering of young men in Makka after the Hajj, Zulhijja 16, 1382 AH, 48 years back. See Tafhimat, vol.3, pp.358-359, published 1969.]

Syed Abul 'Ala Maudoodi, a soft spoken scholar from Hyderabad, India, was discerned as an extraordinary thinker by Allama Iqbal and invited to move to the Punjab. Thus a new chapter began in the saga of the Islamic movement in South Asia.
Much has been written about Maudoodi, both by his legion of enemies as well as by his countless friends. One of the best books in Urdu is by his second-in-command Mian Tufail Muhammad titled Mushahidat: Maulana Maudoodi, Jamaate Islami awr Pakistan [compiled by Saleem Mansur Khalid and published in 2000, 2001 and 2003 by Idara-e-Ma'arife Islami, Mansoora, Lahore, Pakistan].

Maudoodi lived at a time when entire generations of Muslims were becoming secularized and westernized. Tufail Muhammad himself was a westernized lawyer in coat, tie and hat. Maudoodi's writings led Mian Tufail to give up the entire context of westernized ideals and aspirations. He died recently permeated with the virtues of Taqwa and deen.
Nowadays the idea that "Islam is a complete way of life" has almost become a cliche and stands unchallenged. This was Maudoodi's contribution. He put the westernizers on the defensive and helped Muslim intellectuals become comfortable with the idea of the SUPERIORITY of Islam over all other ways of life. I consider the following to be his most important contributions to the resurgence of Islam:
  1. Muslims and non-Muslims are separate nations. Muslims have the right and the obligation to self-determination and the implementation of Islam within their communities and nations. Peace, tolerance, compassion and coexistence are important but they do not mean that Muslims should assimilate into the non-Islamic ethos. Separatism based on self-determination was the seed of Islamic Pakistan which was sowed by Maudoodi and pre-dates the contributions of others. Perhaps this factor attracted the attention of Allama Iqbal.
  2. Islam has within itself the framework of Law and the Constitutional Process as well as the methodology of revolution which precedes the implementation of Law.
  3. Islam has its own economic and social system.
  4. Authentic Hadith is essential to Islam. The attempts of anti-Islam forces to separate the Qur'an from the Hadith, if successful, would be fatal for the Islamic ethos.
  5. Kingship is alien to Islam. We do not need to defend the crimes of Muslim kings or extol their achievements as if they are part of Islam. The title of Caliph does not legitimize rule based on absolute power and hereditary succession. Shoora is a form of democracy which is essential for Islamic polity, and shoora is required in ALL aspects of life and by ALL Muslims.
  6. Jihad is essential to Islam.

Maudoodi was repeatedly imprisoned by various Pakistani governments. Owing to his writings against "Ahmeddis" [known as "qadiyanis" in Pakistan] he was sentenced to death by the secularist regime which was trying to undermine Islam. He refused to beg for mercy and barely evaded execution as the governmrent of the time fell.
His love for Pakistan as a putative Islamic state was so great that he repeatedly put his own life in danger to save Pakistan. He attempted to heal the differences between East and West Pakistan but was thwarted by the army's actions and by the India-backed mass murders and extreme violence.
On another occasion, the regime's gangsters tried to shoot him down in front of a large gathering. His supporters asked him to take shelter. His response is famous: "If I sit down, who will remain standing."
Today one of Maudoodi's greatest students, Syed Munawar Hasan, is leading the movement against American intervention in Pakistan. The universities of Pakistan are full of new generations of Muslims learning from Maudoodi's writings that Islam is applicable in all walks of life.
I was blessed to meet him on many occasions. He used terms of deep affection for me which a true teacher does for a good student in our Islamic culture.
Later, I often differed with him. Sometimes, owing to my restless questioning about kings, I upset him.
In spite of all the support he had at the end, he did not want us to see him as the last word in Islamic scholarship or to make a faultless saint out of him as many schools of thought do with their leaders. He gave us the foundations required to build the edifice of Islam in modern times and to defeat westernization and cultural imperialism.

War News
1st Armored Division Joins Yemeni Protestors

Yemen: Huge crowds have been protesting in San'a and Taiz from September 16 to 22. The regime of Saleh, decades old dictator, backed by Saudi Arabia and the US, has killed more than 80 unarmed demonstrators in 6 days. On September 21, the Yemeni military, Saleh's Republican guard, opened mortar fire on mourners at the funerals of previous victims. Scores were killed.
The 1st Armored Division, led by General Ahmer, has joined the protestors and is trading heavy weapons fire with Saleh's troops which are well armed by the US..
Saleh himself has returned from Saudi Arabia after treatment of his injuries. He faces rallies by the Islah party, which has mass support and is confronting Saleh. It is seen as Al-Qaidah's political front.
In Abyan province, bordering Aden, Government force re-took some of Zinjibar city back from al-Qaidah. However, on September 21, al-Qaidah mujahidin stormed the army's intelligence headquarters in Zinjibar killing 10 officers, wounding 13.

The Tragedy of Burhanuddin Rabbani

Afghanistan: Guerrilla warfare by the Taliban against NATO continued in the first 20 days of September for which reports are available. Icasualties reports 39 NATO troops killed in 15 days. No Taliban losses. In the Herat area, an Italian military unit clashed with the Taliban and lost 3 killed and one wounded.
Takeover of the highest security area of Kabul by the Taliban for an entire day of heavy fighting has shaken the Obama regime's idea that NATO might have secured some areas for Karzai. At least 22 Karzai troops and 6 Taliban were killed.
The assassination of former President Burhanuddin Rabbani is seen by reporters from the area as the end of chances for a negotiated peace. Rabbani was a much respected and pious man who contributed greatly to the Afghan fight against the Soviets. He was a man of peace but was seen as cooperating with NATO to divide the Taliban. After ten years of slaughter by western forces occupying Afghanistan, anyone calling for talks between the Taliban and NATO or Karzai is seen in a negative light.
The Taliban have not claimed that they killed Rabbani. Indications are that some Taliban groups have gravitated away from the main body led by Mullah Omar and want to stop anyone who wants talks with Karzai.

America Demands that General Kayani Launch a New Offensive

Pakistan: 9.23. The government is reporting new fighting with Islamic forces in Khyber, Dir. South Waziristan and other areas. The US is pressuring Pakistan to attack what it calls the Haqqani network in North Waziristan. The US claims that the attack on Kabul was by the Haqqani mujahideen coming from North Waziristan.
The US is accusing Pakistani intelligence of links with the Haqqani network but cannot provide evidence. The Pakistani military is feeling humiliated in that the US not only wants to control the military and order it around but wants to takeover the intelligence wing known as the ISI.
Thus Pakistan's army is supposed to become not only an army controlled and funded and armed by the US but actually to be run as a division of US intelligence services. The Pakistani military is at America's beck and call but feels the pinch in USA wanting to micro-manage it.
The relations of the US and Paki militaries are very close, FBI Director Mueller was in Islamabad a couple of days back. Admirals, generals, Hillary Clinton, etc are recurring visitors ordering Pakistan to do USA's will. General Kayani, known as the Butcher of Swat, from where 500,000 people were evicted, attends NATO meetings. His problem is that the Paki army has suffered heavy casualties against the mujahideen. He does not feel up to launching an offensive in North Waziristan.
He'll probably have to.

2011-09-26 Mon 18:46:31 cdt