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4 Jamada al-Thanil 1437 A.H.- March 13, 2016 Issue # 11, Newsletter #1645

March 11: Unity against Trump: Jamaat al-Muslimeen hails the people of Chicago who swamped Donald Trump's rally. More than 10,000 people protested against Trump's irresponsible rhetoric. The main components of the protestors were Hispanics, African Americans and Muslims. Many "Whites" too joined in.

An excited young New Trend reporter, Br. Kris, describes Trump's latest flip flop as follows:
"Wannabe mafioso & big boy Donald Dump threatens Bernie Sanders by saying he will send his supporters to disrupt sanders rallies; whilst falsely accusing Bernie Sanders of orchestrating the thousands of brave souls who took a stand against fascism by disrupting Donald's rally in Chicago, thereby showing the true cowardice that lies in what's left of Trump's soul (although it's debatable as to whether he ever had one).
Sorry for the long title, but Muslims and minorities need to know that they can make a difference. Hopefully that will encourage more mass protests against Donald dump in the future.

Breaking News 1: March 13. Three hotels were attacked today in Ivory Coast's Beach resort where French and pro-Franch elites gather. First reports: 16 killed. [Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, AQIM, has taken credit.]

Breaking News 2:

Intense bombing of IS city of Palmyra in Syria by Russian bombers. 150 strikes a day on March 9 and 10. Trying to open the way for Iranian led Hizbullah to advance. No advance yet.

North of Hama, Syria, an Islamic faction shot down an Alawite jet fighter which came down low to strafe civilians. Pilot bailed out but has not been found yet. [March 12]

For more war news from IS, Pakistan, Somalia, Syria, please scroll way down. Very important.

Somali leader taunts US. Most of Somalia is in Islamic hands.

Palestine : 2 children killed by Israel
Video on Israel by congressman Traficant. Inside information. SCROLL WAY DOWN.

Hadith of the Week

The Best of the Best of his, pbuh, Companions.

Hasan, r.a., the son of Ali, r.a., narrates that his father said: I was sitting with the Prophet, pbuh, when I saw Abu Bakr and Umar approaching. The Prophet, pbuh, said to me: O Ali, after the prophets and the messengers, these two are the leaders of the people of Paradise, both the young and the old."

[Hadith in the Musnad of Ahmad ibn Hanbal, Sunan of ibn Maja and the Jami of Tirmidhi.]

Comment by Kaukab Siddique: This hadith was quoted by Maulana Maudoodi in Tafheem al-aHadith, vol.2. See The Quran, 9:100 for the highest praise of the entire group of Companions [ sahaba] of the Prophet, pbuh.

Spotlights from Imam Badi Ali
[North Carolina]

 Imam Badi Ali

An Invitation to think.

The Real Knowledge of Success.

[Imam Badi, a long time contributor to New Trend, leads a large Muslim congregation in North Carolina.]

Latest Khutba

Unite to Free Aafia Siddiqui: Support the Oppressed People of America

On March 11, Br. Kaukab Siddique gave his 6th khutba for the year 2016 at masjid Jamaat al-Muslimeen in Baltimore, Maryland. The outline of the khutba is given here for distribution online.

Text #1
وَالْمُؤ¨مِنُونَ وَالْمُؤ¨مِنَاتُ بَعْضُهُ¥ْ أَوْلِيَ›ء بَعْضٍ يَأْمُرُ¨نَ بِالْمَع¨رُوفِ وَيَنْهَ¨ْنَ عَنِ الْمُنكَ›ِ وَيُقِيم¥ونَ الصَّلاََ وَيُؤْتُ¨نَ الزَّكَاَ وَيُطِيع¥ونَ اللّهَ وَرَسُول¤هُ أُوْلَـئ¦كَ سَيَرْحَ¥ُهُمُ اللّهُ إِنَّ اللّهَ عَزِيزٌ حَكِيمٌ
The Believers, men and women, are protectors one of another: they enjoin what is just, and forbid what is evil: they observe regular prayers, practise regular charity, and obey Allah and His Messenger. On them will Allah pour His mercy: for Allah is Exalted in power, Wise. [The Qur'an 9:71.]

Text #2
Sahih Bukhari. Volume 3, Book 43, Number 624:
Narrated Anas:bin Malik, r.a.:
Allah's Messenger, pbuh, said, "Help your brother, whether he is an oppressor or he is an oppressed one. People asked, "O Allah's Messenger! It is all right to help him if he is oppressed, but how should we help him if he is an oppressor?" The Prophet said, "By preventing him from oppressing others."

  1. More than two million people are in America's prisons. Their families are affected. Many others are on parole. Still others are waiting to be tried. America has no solution for this growing problem related to economics, break up of families, drugs and lack of opportunities plus incitement to "get what you want" through the media.

  2. Among the prisoners are Muslim political prisoners most of whom have done nothing against America except to oppose American policies or attempt t help Islamic groups overseas.

  3. Our mosques in many cases are controlled by special interests connected to the government and intelligence agencies.

  4. These mosques do not encourage peaceful protests against government policies. They have nothing to say against Israel, against the occupation of Muslim countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Kashmir and Somalia. They have nothing to say against tyrants supported by the US and Russia. They have nothing to say against the imprisonment of Muslim leaders like Imam Jamil and the Blind Shaykh. They have nothing to say about the daily bombing of Iraq and Syria or the drone attacks against Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia.

  5. As a result of the ;passivity of our mosques, some young people get frustrated and angry and make statements which can be used against them by government agents or some informant contacts them and traps them and then they are handed over to the government.

  6. Among the most innocent Muslim political prisoners is Aafia Siddiqui, a highly educated Muslim woman who was conveying he message of Islam to Americans by peaceful means. She was kidnapped. Her children were abducted and the weirdest stories were cooked up against her and she was sentenced to 86 years in prison. She is in Ft. Worth, Texas and not allowed to meet anyone.

  7. Activist Br. Mauri Saalakhan, an African American brother, is organizing rallies to support Dr. Aafia's case. One of these will be in Washington, DC on March 19. Please take a flyer about this rally and spread the word. Jamaat al-Muslimeen is supporting Sis. Aafia's cause as we supported Imam Jamil al-Amin.

  8. The issue is not whether these rallies will be successful or not. The issue is: What do we think of ourselves as Muslims. Are we willing to spend some time to support justice for Aafia? Do we not think Muslims are one brotherhood and sisterhood. Here is where we can show that we are one Ummah. This country allows us to protest peacefully. It is our right under the Constitution of this country and it is our duty as Muslims.

  9. Muslims are not fighting to force anyone to become Muslim. There is no compulsion in religion.

  10. Muslims are obliged to fight oppressors, occupiers and tyrants even if these oppressors claim to be Muslims.

  11. Small Islamic armies were able to bring down huge empires like the Persian and Roman empires not only owing to great Muslim generals like Khalid ibn al-Waleed, r,a., and Muawiyyah, r.a., but also because these were slave empires which also oppressed women.

  12. The slaves and women in these empires knew that the Muslims were coming to liberate them.

  13. The Prophet gave rights to captives including captive women which no one has ever done.

May Allah give us success in this world and in the Hereafter,

[By this time the imam informed Br. Kaukab that his khutba had gone over the allotted time and he had to stop.]

Political Prisoners :

Our America: Boston

On March 8, International Women's Day, a Rally was held for Dr. Aafia at MIT where she Studied.

 Sis. Karin at Aafia rally

Photo of Aafia rally. Sis. Karin speaking [right].

Among the numerous Speakers was Sis. Karin. This is what she said:

"My name is Karin Friedemann also known as Maria Hussain. I was an active member of the Muslim Students' Association at Wayne State University [Detroit]. serving as Publication Secretary from 1995-1996.I did not know Dr. Aafia Siddiqui but she was an activist at MIT around the same time as me.

Dr. Aafia's sincere and humble enthusiasm for promoting Women's rights in Islam - the Rights of Muslim women to Education, to earn and keep their own money, as well as the protection of Motherhood. She argued that a woman must be educated in order to be the best mother for her children, because an ignorant mother would raise ignorant children.

Dr. Aafia also cared deeply about the suffering of Muslims in war torn areas around the world. She viewed the Global Muslim Community as one body. And if even one small part of the body is in pain, the entire body cannot sleep. [Hadith.] This point of view that emphasized empathy and action has since been demonized by the powers that be, causing many good people to live in fear.

However, during the 1990's, Muslims in America experienced a sense of self-confidence, idealism and freedom that can even be compared to the 1960's. American Muslims were filled with faith in themselves and the hope that we could make the world a better place.

With this level of enthusiasm, Dr. Aafia told the Boston Globe during Islamic Awareness Week that, "If Americans were to learn about the beauty of Islam, they would all want to become Muslims!"

Dr. Aafia and I were also both very active in the Muslim Students' Association, raising awareness about the wars in Bosnia and Chechnya. I feel a deep sisterhood with her because we both went door to door collecting boots and winter gear to send to Bosnia, where many people were made homeless by the war. Both of us collected so many donations that boxes were stacked to the ceiling in the Muslim Students' prayer hall, leaving hardly any room to walk, inspiring many brothers to drive vans full of donations to the charity foundation in Chicago, from where the boots etc. would be shipped by container load to Bosnia.

Nobody knows exactly why Dr. Aafia Siddique was targeted by US 'intelligence' to be abducted and disappeared, but her student activism may have played a role, to send American Muslims, and Muslims in America, a chilling message. That they are not considered equal citizens, that they are not granted Constitutional freedom of speech or free travel. That Muslims are not free to do fundraising campaigns, that their charities would be closed down and their assets frozen if they tried to participate in political activism or humanitarian projects.

After 2001, Islam in America entered a dark period in history from which we have not yet emerged. It even seems that the forces of hate and destruction are growing more entrenched in the US political establishment and media.

There is one thing we can do to turn things around and bring us back to a time when Muslims didn't have to be afraid to get on an airplane or afraid to donate money to a political cause. We can and we must free Dr. Aafia Siddiqui . We must show the world that Muslims in the US are equal citizens that should enjoy freedom of speech, freedom of travel, freedom to promote their beliefs, just as any other group is free to promote their interests and their beliefs and to donate money to causes they care about.

We need to demonstrate that it's not acceptable for the US government to kidnap people and hold them for years in secret prisons being raped and tortured, without any charge against them. The America that I am working for is not one that makes an example out of student activists by concocting contrived allegations of terrorism against them. Our country's freedom and integrity requires that we free Aafia."


Jamaat al-Muslimeen Activity in Laurel, Maryland. Big Distribution of appeal for Dr. Aafia Rally
190 Muslims Reached. Also critique of Obama's Visit to ISB Mosque.

On March 11, Jamaat al-Muslimeen reached out to Muslims after juma; at the Islamic Center in Laurel, Maryland.
An appeal for the March 19 rally in Washington DC on the anniversary of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui's 13 years in prison was given to 190 Muslims.

A six page document was also given to the same 190 Muslims consisting of the following:

  1. Br. Kaukab's critique of President Obama's visit to ISB Masjid Rahma. His visit was a clear violation of Islam.

  2. Ferocious bombing by Russia in Syria [500 sorties] and victorious counterattack by ISIS.[SOHR]

  3. Rallies by Jamaate Islami Pakistan against Indian occupation of Kashmir.

  4. &
  5. Breast feeding should be promoted. [Sis. Karin]

  6. Racism within the sports industry. [Sis, Aisha.] with hadith.

The response was very positive. Most of the people were Pakistani Americans and African Americans.

Our America

Will these Elections Change anything? First, People should Change Themselves.
The Devaluation of America's Women. They are "victims in waiting." Even Rape has no serious Punishment.

by Sis. Aisha [Jamaat al-Muslimeen]

Trump and Hilary Clinton Have Black Activists Fearful

New York City - It is that time, again: The Presidential Election!

A caller on the Community Cop Show, available on local public access cable, suggested that Black people boycott the elections. Father Lucas, one of the panelists disagreed for two reasons:

The entire show from beginning to end was about how horrible the presidential candidates are, especially the hypocritical Clintons. Also, the talk was about how limited a pool of candidates there are for many Americans to choose for President. This discussion is typical of these types of programs. The people choose to quote certain selections from Malcolm X and the Hon. Elijah Muhammad but, because they are not Muslim they always stop short never going for the ultimate major move that will fully empower themselves. They get in their own way!

"And when it is said unto them: Follow that which Allah hath revealed, they say: We follow that wherein we found our fathers. What! Even though their fathers were wholly unintelligent and had no guidance?" (Holy Qur'an, 2:170).

Now, I am not saying that the Blacks from the 1960's Civil Rights Era were ignorant or stupid. They fought for the power they believed came with voting rights, among other things. But, they did not know everything. By the time the White politicos worked to bring these rights into existence, voting power had significantly diminished. The power shifted to the political party away from the people. People identify with and display loyalties to political parties the same way gangsters do with their gangs.

The political parties choose who will represent THEIR interests and the American people choose from among those competing party candidates. The trickology is in believing that you made an actual choice when it was the political party's choice.

There are many traditionalists out there and these people can be dumb, deaf, and blind. We are being unjustifiably imprisoned and murdered with impunity by law enforcement. Now, is not the time to focus on tradition. What Black leaders should be focusing on is what is effective. The older Black population has been so dumbed down that they are the only group who wait around four years to cast a vote for someone with the hope that he will uplift us. It is the Messiah Complex - no disrespect. But, they are expecting a savior to rescue them from poverty and oppression when the Holy Qur'an says that you can do that for yourself.

'Never will Allah change the condition of a people, until they change themselves.'
Al-Qur'an 13:11"

The White man's power is in the courts as Malcolm X once said. He said that the Black man's power was in the streets. So many positive changes have been made from taking it to the streets. The oppressor wants us to assimilate and empower HIM by working a system he created to give himself and advantage but,most importantly, puts everyone else at a disadvantage. It will take some time but, it will not be easy for most people to understand that it is just them and God rather than them, God, and the oppressor. We need NOTHING from them.

Women Are Victims in Waiting

I saw a disturbing interview with comedienne Sheryl Underwood on The Insider, recently. Sheryl Underwood is a survivor, which means she was a rape victim who lived to tell about it. Women in this country are up for grabs, Either they have been raped or sexually accosted in some fashion. The main culprit in this behavior is male chauvinism. However, more women buy into male chauvinism than men. It is a fact that the female population outnumbers the male so, the aforementioned statement is true. There was a recent Indiana court case where an ex-wife pleaded with the court not to imprison her ex-husband because she needed him to earn a living to take care of her and their daughter....whom he was convicted of molesting. However, the "judge" listened and gave this sexual predator 12 years probation! This woman chose a check over her own victimized child, who recently won a battle with cancer. It was during her hospital stay that the child revealed to her mother that her father was engaging in sexual misconduct with her.

There are much stronger women who would not want to have anything to do with a cretin like this and would try to move on no matter how difficult. But, this society was founded upon the victimization of the Native Americans and the Africans. The justice system has always sided with and rewarded the oppressor, not the oppressed. Fighting back can get you, the victim, jail time. Just act Haila Gabr, who was a 17 year old rape victim who fought back and killed her attacker. But, owing to a very callous prosecutor and system, was jailed for it!

The media plays a role in this trickery, Many women see reports about child marriages to dirty old men in foreign countries. Male chauvinism rears its ugly head in different ways all over the world. But, women in America have their own battles with it. A woman's value is based on the male chauvinistic value system of being sexually appealing and bearing children. You don't even have to be intelligent. It is preferable if you are not!

Western slasher films pay homage to some of America's sickest serial killers who targeted women. Ed Gein has been portrayed in many movies namely Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho. In slasher movies, women are portrayed as nameless faceless beings who come a dime a dozen. They have no human value. Plus, killing them is the entertaining part. Many convicted serial killers and rapists believe that they were doing society a favor by attacking these women. They felt that these women were the scum of the earth and that they should have been killed or raped to punish her for something.

If you are convicted of robbing a bank, you will get 15 to 20 years. If it is armed robbery, you will get 30 to 35 years. These are federal laws. Yet, as mentioned above, there are still judges giving sexual predators probation! This is how much more valuable to this government money is rather than human life. This society's disgust or even hatred for women has manifested itself in the criminal justice system, the educational system and the entertainment industry. There are many issues with the medical field but, according to Dr. Stanley T. West's book, The Hysterectomy Hoax, doctors are more likely to unnecessarily remove a woman's uterus when other options should be examined. He encourages women to learn about their bodies and to learn to be more vocal about their treatments. Knowledge, after all, is power.

Comedienne Sheryl Underwood's rapist has never been caught but; she refuses to let that alarm her because she did not want to give the man who raped her that kind of power over her. It is crucial that women educate each other and help empower one another. Then, they need to focus on properly educating their children and protect them from this egregious form of mis-education.


A Letter to an Ismaili. No "imam" can be Intermediary. Call Allah Directly.
by Shamim Siddiqi [Adviser to Jamaat al-Muslimeen, from Long Island, New York.]

I do realize your concern for your faith. You are free to keep what you like. But the common logic demands something else.

Allah is our Creator and Sustainer He created man first and then the created the entire universe for man to meet the Physical needs of man and send man on earth as His Vicegerent - trustee/custodian and not as Master. As trustee all men are accountable to him as how he lived on earth and how he used the forces of earth in constructive ways or used for the destruction of man and injustices all around.

Through this process of accountability, one will go to heaven or hell as per his or her behavior on earth, These are the Moral needs of man and for this Allah sent His appointed Messengers in a continuous process to tell us as to how to live, act and behave on this earth.

This is Islam nothing more and nothing less. Any thing you need you beg from Him. There is no intermediary between Allah and you/us. If any intermediary comes between you and Allah it is Shirk and Allah abhors Shirk in all its shapes and kinds.

This is Islam and what you or anyone talks is totally unacceptable in Islam. It is distortion of Haq that Allah sent to us for our guidance and salvation in Akhirah.

I would request you to study the Qur'an and the Seerah of Rasulullah (S) Islam afresh and seek Allah's help to guide you and keep you on the path of Righteousness. All Vali, Imams, Peer and Faqir are the beggars of His door. They will be of no use in Akhirah. Please study through Tafaseer like Ma'reful Qur'an. Tadabbur, Tafheem, or any Tafseer that you

Please visit my Website: study the literature that I contributed humbly in the context of this age, if you so like.

With best wishes and good luck. May Allah bless you immensely.
Shamim Siddiqi

Pakistan #1

Two years Later Pakistan Faces Resistance in South Waziristan, Imposes Collective Punishment British Style.

Pakistan #2

Treachery at the Highest Leel.

Pakistan's tragedy is that it has been infiltrated at the highest levels by the enemies of Islam. Photo shows Pakistan's top general buddy buddy with the American commander.
 Pakistan army chief in Kabul with US commander

Imran Aslam Wyne
15 hrs ·

a picture is worth a thousand words!!! our army chief in Kabul meeting with the new US commander in Afghanistan.

Pakistan #3

Mumtaz Qadri Gave his life for Honor of the Prophet, pbuh. Pakistan will Honor him Every Year.
by Qaiser Sharif

March One to be observed every Year as Youm e Tahafuz e Namoos e Risalat

LAHORE, Mar. 3; Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Senator Sirajul Haq, has announced First of March would be observed as 'Youm e Tahafuz e Namoos e Risalat" every year, to commemorate the martyrdom of Ghazi Mumtaz Qadri and the constitutional and legal struggle to preserve the sanctity of the Holy Prophet (pvuh) would be continued. He was addressing a large gathering at the residence of Ghazi Mumtaz Husain Qadri near Islamabad on Thursday.

Sirajul Haq said that Ghazi Mumtaz Qadri had set the direction of for the country by sacrificing his life for the sanctity of the Holy Prophet. He said that hundreds of thousands of people had joined the funeral of Ghazi Mumtaz Qadri to demonstrate their love for the Noble Prophet.

He said that the country's rulers were talking of liberalism and secularism to please their foreign masters whereas the masses were prepared to make every sacrifice to maintain the ideological identity of the country.

Sirajul Haq said that by laying down his life for the Namsso e Risalat, Ghazi Mumtaz Qadri had given the message to the world that there was nothing more precious for a true believer than the Holy Prophet's love. .

He said that by executing Mumtaz Qadri, the people in power thought that the masses would forget this tragedy within a few years. However, he said, that the nation would shatter the rulers' whims and observe March one, as Youme Tahafuz e Namoos e Risalat, every year.

Sirajul Haq said that the rulers were earning the wrath of the200 million Pakistanis by supporting a tiny secular lobby. By sending Mumtaz Qadri to the gallows, the rulers had proved that they were slaves of the colonial powers and the interests of the US and the West were dearer to them to than the interest of the country and the nation.

He stressed the need for unity of the religious forces in order to foil the international conspiracy aiming at converting the country into a secular state.

Sirajul Haq offered his condolences to the father and other members of Ghazi Mumtaz Qadri's family and said the entire Ummah was indebted to them for the great sacrifice offered by their son for a supreme cause.


A Congressman who spoke out Openly against Israel
and Paid the Price.

[With thanks to Jamaat al=Muslimeen, Texas]

Palestine #2

Six year old and 10 Year old Killed in Israeli Air Strike in Gaza.
March 12, 2016. al-Jazeerah
[Look at the photo of their home! Zionist criminals hit the homes of the poor and the downtrodden. Editor NT]

 Abu Khosa family's home

The Abu Khosa family's home was demolished after missile debris hit Gaza [Ezz Zanoun/Al Jazeera]The Abu Khosa family's home was demolished after missile debris hit Gaza [Ezz Zanoun/Al Jazeera]

A six-year-old Palestinian girl and her 10-year-old brother were killed in the Gaza Strip by fragments from a missile fired by an Israeli aircraft, medical officials said.

Debris from the explosion early on Saturday landed on the children's home in Beit Lahiya.

The girl, Israa Abu Khosa, died in hospital on Saturday afternoon having succumbed to critical injuries sustained during the attack, Ashraf al-Qidra, spokesperson for Gaza's Ministry of Health, told Al Jazeera.

War News: Syria

During Pause in Bombing, Civilians Come out to renew Pledge to Oust Assad

War News: Somalia

Islamic Commander Comes out openly: Ridicules US claim of Successful Air Strike

War News: Islamic State.

Baghdadi appoints ISIS female fighter to Syria battalion

[From Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, SOHR]
February 29, 2016 605 Views

ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdad has reportedly appointed a female Saudi fighter to head up a new battalion in northeastern Syria, according to an activist.

Nada al-Qahtani, who joined the group in 2013, used to lead the Khansa battalion in the militants' de facto capital of Raqqa, located in Syria. She will now lead a new branch of the all-female fighting unit in Hasakeh, the activist told the Arabic website of Al Arabiya News Channel.

Baghdadi - who has not been seen in public or photographed since 2014 - met with Qahtani twice in a meeting with other ISIS leaders. She is seen as having a strong character, the activist said.

The female fighter "is now present in Hasakah... and she plays a prominent role on the level of communicating with foreign fighters," he also said.

Qahtani left to Syria in Dec. 2013 and pledged the oath of allegiance to Baghdadi. In one of her tweets, she revealed her intentions to become a suicide bomber, and called on women to encourage their husbands and sons to join ISIS.

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