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27 Ramadhan 1437 A.H.- July 3, 2016 Issue # 27, Newsletter #1661

 Eid Crescent

Eid Crescent will not be visible anywhere in the world on July 4th
[from Dr. Omar Afzal, top authority on moon sighting]

Hadith of the Week

Islam is the name of a Process.

Narrated Mu'adh ibn Jabal, r.a.

I said to Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him): Inform me about an act which would entitle me to get into Paradise, and remove me away from Hell-Fire. He (the Prophet) said: You have asked me about a matter (which ostensibly appears to be) difficult but it is easy to those for whom Allah, the Exalted, has made it easy. Worship Allah and do not associate anything with him, establish prayer, pay the Zakat, observe the fast of Ramadan and perform Hajj to the (sacred) House (Ka'bah). He again said: Should I not direct you to the gateways of good? Listen to me: The fasting is a shield against evil, the charity extinguishes (the fire of sin) just as water extinguishes fire, the prayer of a person during the middle of the night. Then he recited: 'Who forsake their beds.(up to).they used to do.' Then he said: Should I not direct you to the highest level of this matter, to the pillar on which (it rests) and its top? I said: Allah's Messenger yes, (do tell me). He said: The uppermost level of the matter is al-Islam. Its pillar is the prayer and its top is Jihad. He then said: Should I not inform you of the sheet anchor of all this? I said: Allah's messenger (of course do it). He took hold of his tongue and said: Exercise restraint on it. I said: Messenger of Allah, would we be held responsible for what we say with it? Thereupon he said: Mu'adh, may your mother be bereaved. Will anything else besides (irresponsible) talk cause the people to be thrown into the Hell-Fire upon their faces or on their nostrils?

[Transmitted by Ahmad, Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah]

Comment by Kaukab Siddique: We should try to improve all aspects of the being Allah has made us. The internal development and the external struggle are connected.

 Quds Day at Dupont Circle Washington DC

Quds Day at Dupont Circle, Washington, DC:
About 200 People Rallied for Palestine.

[Info from Nadrat Siddique compiled by New Trend Staff.]

(Photo above shows the Jamaat al-Muslimeen placard, humble but to the point.)

On July 1, after the last juma of Ramadan, nearly 200 people ralied in support of Palestine and against Israeli atrocities at a high traffic area of Washington, DC known as Dupont Circle.

There was a powerful speech by Imam Ali Siddiqui who is a popular speaker at various mosques in the Virginia-Maryland area.

Ms. Luci Murphy sang about the hopes and aspirations of the Palestinian people.

Rev. Graylan Hagler, originally from Baltimore, senior minister of the Plymouth Congregational United Church in DC, gave comparisons between the suffering of African Americans and those of Palestinians. His experiences as a Black man in America and his experience while visiting occupied Palestine were amazingly similar.

The leader of this annual event is Imam Muhammad al-Asi who also addresses juma prayers outside the Islamic Center of Washington, DC.

Afeef Khan of Crescent International also spoke well.
Jamaat al-Muslimeen's one placard saying "No to Zionism and Racism from Gaza to Baltimore" attracted the most attraction from motorists because it was near the roadway.

Photo below shows Ms. Luci Murphy singing about Palestine.
 Ms Luci Murph


Feedback from a Reader

Charity Can be Given to Non-Muslims. Appreciation of Imam Badi Ali's Teaching.

JazakaAllah and many personal thanks especially for your bold opinion and saying it in so many words that 'charity'--zakat can be given to all needy persons men and women and not simply Muslims. This and many similar issues make one the target of anger and rejection by the ignorant closed minds among us. I hope you will stay firm and keep saying like this always. I never hesitate to agree with what I think is right and disagree with anything which I consider incorrect and also remain ready to accept and change when I find my stance misplaced on issues. I think this is the right thing to do . I am sharing it with others who need to know .

Zubair bin Umer [Houston, Texas]


Afghanistan: Taliban leader: No peace without foreigners leaving: In statement, Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada says ending 'occupation' is a prerequisite for peace in Afghanistan.

Palestine: Dutch are Settling Jews in Occupied Palestine, Bending their own Laws. Read Story Here

Turkey [Changing Turkish Attitude. Back with Russia and Israel. Istanbul Airport Attacked -New Trend media monitor]:

Before the attack on Ataturk airport, Turkey renewed its relationship with Israel and mended fences with Russia and even offered to pay for the Russian jet it had shot down.

At the Turkish-Syrian border, Turkish soldiers opened fire killing17 Syrian refugees who had no idea that Turkey has changed its policy. They were trying to cross into Turkey.

Then came the attack on the airport in which 36 people were killed and 147 wounded. Was it in response to Turkey's alliance with Israel and softening towards Russia? Turkey is blaming ISIS which does seem correct although ISIS has not claimed it.

 1904 Olympics

Historical Headline
- 1904 Olympics

July 1, 1904 - In the summer of 1904, St. Louis, Missouri, hosted the Olympics—the third Olympics of the modern era and the first to be held in an American city. The games were held July 1 to November 23, with the main focus on events between August 29 and September 3.

The St. Louis Olympics were held in conjunction with (and took a backseat to) the St. Louis World's Fair, which occurred simultaneously. This meant that many of the Fair's sporting events were called "Olympic," even when they didn't meet Olympic standards, but it's estimated that 91 events actually fit the Olympic criteria, with participants from 12 countries.

One of the most memorable sporting events of the St. Louis Olympics was the....


Analysis of the cycle of Violence in Bangladesh.

After 11,000 Arrests and Ongoing Executions, Islamic State hits Bangladesh Elites.

Gunmen Showed Unusual Respect for Islam.

- From New Trend's Media Monitor.

Late on July 1, six gunmen entered an upscale restaurant at a walking distance from the American embassy in Dhaka and took hostages.

Wire services indicate that on July 2, a large military force stormed the restaurant and killed all six. The gunmen killed 9 Italians, 7 Japanese, one Indian, and three Bangladeshi students from American universities. The Italians and the Japanese were serving prestigious developmental projects and this attack has apparently dealt a serious blow to the government's economic plans.
Two of the students were from Emory university in Atlanta [very Israel oriented] and one from University of California, Berkeley, evidently a Hindu.

Two police officers were killed when the attack began and 4 were killed when a hostage escaped and they tried to help him. One of the officers was of high rank.

The Islamic State on its media, has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Reports indicate that the assailants asked the hostages to recite from the Qur'an to identify themselves so that no Muslims would be harmed. Also, the Muslims were given suhoor meals by the hostage takers to enable the Muslims to fast properly.

This blatant assault comes after the repression of the peaceful Islamic movement known as Jamaate Islami by the Dhaka regime. Senior Islamic leaders, totally non-violent and defenseless, were subjected to show trials and executed on charges related to the civil war in East Pakistan 40 years earlier. Ninety year old philosopher of the Jamaate Islami, Prof. Golam Azam, died in police custody. Among those executed was the leader of Jamaate Islami Bangladesh Motiur Rahman Nizami who had won elections and been a minister after the creation of Bangladesh.

Demonstrations by Islamic students against the executions were ruthlessly crushed by the police and nearly 100 students, unarmed and defenseless, were killed over two years.

Finding the Islamic movement totally helpless, the regime allowed Hindu and atheist blogger to abuse the teachings of Islam. These bloggers, led by a Hindu American, started blaspheming the Prophet Muhammad, pbuh.

Elements connected to the American embassy initiated a movement to legitimize homosexuality which is a capital crime in Islam [see photo in New Trend archives].

After the crescendo of blasphemy, al-Qaida and the Islamic State intervened and a number of bloggers were hacked to death. The attacks then escalated into anti-Hindu actions, again very selective, evidently because Hindus were involved in supporting the government's show trials of elderly Islamic leaders. [The government found it impossible to find witnesses from 40 years back to support the show trials, so current Hindus were used.] The homosexuality initiators were also brutally killed.

In angry response to these bloody hackings, the government launched a crackdown all over Bangladesh, with more than 11,000 suspects arrested.

And now we have the bloody hostage taking at the restaurant near the American embassy.

One can only hope that sanity will prevail and anti-Islamic and pro-India actions by the regime will cease and be replaced by dialogue, restraint and peaceful means to solve problems.

SPOTLIGHTS: An Invitation to Think
from Imam Badi

 Imam Badi Ali

What did we Learn from Ramadan?

I asked this question to some of my brothers and sisters: "What did you learn and gain from the month of Ramadan?" And here are some of their answers:

Imam Badi Ali leads a large Muslim community in Greensboro, NC.

Latest Khutba

 Dr Kaukab Siddique

Three Aspects of Ramadan we Often Forget; and Rejection of Human Power and False Gods is Required for One to be a Muslim.

On July 1, Br.Kaukab Siddique gave the juma khutba at masjid Jamaat al-Muslimeen in Baltimore and led prayers. The masjid was packed as it was the last juma of Ramadan; however as it is a small masjid, an outline of the khutba is given here for distribution on line, inshallah.

Text #1: 2:256

لاَ إِكْرَاه¤ فِي الدِّينِ قَد تَّبَيَّ¦َ الرُّشْد¥ مِنَ الْغَيِّ فَمَنْ يَكْفُرْ بِالطَّاšُوتِ وَيُؤْمِ¦ بِاللّهِ فَقَدِ اسْتَمْس¤كَ بِالْعُر¨وَةِ الْوُثْق¤ىَ لاَ انفِصَام¤ لَهَا وَاللّهُ سَمِيعٌ عَلِيمٌ
"There is no compulsion in religion. The right direction is henceforth distinct from error. And he who rejects false deities and believes in Allah hath grasped a firm handhold which will never break. Allah is Hearer, Knower."

Text #2: 16:36

وَلَقَدْ بَعَثْنَ› فِي كُلِّ أُمَّةٍ رَّسُولا¡ أَنِ اعْبُدُو›ْ اللّهَ وَاجْتَن¦بُواْ الطَّاغُ¨تَ فَمِنْهُ¥ مَّنْ هَدَى اللّهُ وَمِنْهُ¥ مَّنْ حَقَّتْ عَلَيْهِ الضَّلال¤ةُ فَسِيرُو›ْ فِي الأَرْضِ فَانظُرُ¨اْ كَيْفَ كَانَ عَاقِبَة¥ الْمُكَذ§ِبِينَ
"And verily We have raised in every nation a messenger, (proclaiming): Serve Allah and shun false gods. Then some of them (there were) whom Allah guided, and some of them (there were) upon whom error had hold. Do but travel in the land and see the nature of the consequence for the deniers!"

  1. As the blessed month of Ramadan ends and we seek forgiveness and mercy from Allah in the nights of power, we are sure that Allah can grant us all kinds of blessings because His treasures have no limits.

  2. Prayers and fasting are the essence of religion, but if we are still not transformed or are only looking for personal salvation, we need to be reminded of the Prophet's, pbuh, understanding of Islam. Without his interpretation of Islam all the prayers and fasting will only have limited impact.

  3. For us to be Muslims, we must reject all the power structures and authorities which are not subservient to Allah. Surely we know that Christians and Jews too pray and fast. So, how are we different? Why are we Muslims? There is no compulsion in religion but read the complete verse. We are not supposed to support anarchic freedom leaving people to stumble from one direction to another.

  4. There is no authentic Islam which does not reject human authority other than that of Allah, be this the authority or power structure of the race, the nationality, the government, the male in the family, the people of wealth, all those who claim that they can decide what is right and what is wrong. Hence the kalima of Islam begins with LA [NO] to all "gods" and powers other than Allah. If we are too weak for this stance, then at least we should know what is required of us and how far we are from it.

  5. Evil is rampant in our society and we must clearly reject it and denounce it, be it the exploitation of women or homosexuality supported by the power of the state or the imperialistic and Zionist projection of military power and worldwide cultural aggression.

Part 2

  1. Three aspects of Ramadan connected with the Prophet, pbuh, which we often forget make our religion only prayer and fasting and nothing more.

    1. The battle of Badr is not only mentioned in sura Ale Imran, the entire chapter sura Anfal is devoted to it. It is the most significant battle in the history of Islam in which the best Muslims defeated the overwhelming power of the oppressors.

    2. Before the battle started, the Prophet, pbuh, saw how insignificant were his forces, materially speaking. He prayed to Allah for help and then symbolically threw a handful of sand towards the kuffar, and then the Muslims attacked: a tiny force ATTACKING a huge enemy. Allah says in the Qur'an that when the Prophet, pbuh, threw that handful of dust, it was not he who threw but Allah. From this symbolism, Allama Iqbal and other scholars have taught that in completeness of faith, the hand of the believer becomes the Will of Allah. The oppressors were not only defeated but almost all their leaders were killed at Badr.

  2. Then we forget that in Ramadan we have the anniversary of the greatest Islamic woman in the Ummah of Muhammad, pbuh, Ayesha, r.a., the daughter of Abu Bakr, r.a., and the beloved wife of the Prophet, pbuh. She was the greatest transmitter and teacher of Hadith, scholar, jurisprudent, the one who freed the most slaves, the one who gave away her wealth keeping hardly anything for herself. She was a poet and a leader both of men and women.

    What is wrong with us, dear Muslims, that we forget Ayesha, r.a. We are the losers if we forget.

  3. We even forget the Conquest of Makka on Ramadan 18 when the forces led by Muhammad, pbuh, returned to the city where he and his Companions had been subjected to horrendous oppression. Now all his enemies were helpless in front of him. Owing to the existing norms of warfare at that time, he could have had them ALL killed. Instead, in a gesture of forgiveness which has no equal in history, he forgave them ALL, quoting the words of Joseph, pbuh, to his brothers [all except a couple].

Dear Muslims, use the facilities Allah has given us to oppose by peaceful means the evils which have beset the American people, be it the humiliation of women, the storm of random sex and rape, the outburst of state supported homosexuality, the invasion and occupation of helpless countries, the aerial bombardment of defenseless Muslims, the control of Africa's wealth and global trade and most important of all the occupation of Palestine.

In the few days remaining in Ramadan, study the Qur'an with translation and learn some of the hadith and pray for Islamic spouses and children who will stand with us for Islam. Ameen, summa ameen.

War News

 War News


Important Advance into Lattakia: Menbig defended firmly:Assad Regime bombs town for Pilot Revenge.

June 27-July 2:
Islamic forces led by Turkistan Islamic, al-Nusra front and other groups captured Kinsibba and 13 villages in Lattakia province which is the Alawite heartland. Assad forces trying to fight back. Two senior Alawite officers were killed the mujahedeen.

June 27 to July 3:
The SDAF Kurdish forces are still trying to capture Manbig on the corridor to Turkey. Stiff defense inspite of strikes by the US air force have stopped the Kurdish advance though they have taken one outer area of the town. However July 3, Islamic State fighters advanced against the Kurds.

American bombing [called "coalition" bombing] killed 2 women and their 7 children in Manbig.

On July 1,
a helicopter of the Assad air force was shot down by Jaysh al-Islam in the Jayrud area. The pilot escaped but was captured and executed by al-Nusra fighters as he was a veteran of years of attacks on Muslim populations.

The same day another Assadi helicopter was shot down in an area of Suwayda, south west of Damascus in the desert controlled by IS. Three of Assad's officers were killed.

On July 2,
Assad's air force bombed the people of Jayrud causing 43 deatha including 5 children and 2 medical staff. The people here are Palestinian refugees. Assad's regime declared that this was revenge for the killing of the veteran pilot and threatened to bomb more if the people did not kick out the militants. People demonstrated calling on militants to leave.

On July 3,
Assad's forces bombed the towns of Huryatan and Anadin north of Aleppo and inflicted scores of casualties. Aleppo city is also being bombed and shelled. Darayya near Damascus is being bombed and shelled again as we go to the press.


Phony CNN News? Or Disinformation? Islamic State Forces Wiped Out? Then ISIS sweeps into Bokamal and captures the military airport. Horrible bombing in central Shia area of Baghdad.

[From New Trend's media monitor]

CNN announced on June 30 that the US air force had wiped out a convoy of Islamic State fighters fleeing Fallujah and that 250 of the fighters had been killed, more than a 100 trucks had been hit . Then the story started changing like this. [DOES CNN READ ITS OWN NEWS?]

"(CNN) — Airstrikes hit a convoy of more than 500 vehicles leaving Falluja, killing dozens of ISIS militants trying to flee the city, Iraqi officials said.

The operation started Monday night and is still ongoing Thursday, according to the nation's defense ministry.

A U.S. official said U.S. planes conducted a precision strike on a multi-truck convoy leaving a southern suburb of Falluja. The operation required American aircraft because there were a lot of civilians in the area, the official said. U.S. officials declined to comment on the number of militants killed.

The airstrikes come days after the Iraqi military announced that its troops had seized Falluja from ISIS."

The regime in Baghdad then added to this "information" that it had wiped out 755 IS trucks killing hundreds of "terrorists" fleeing Fallujah. However the very next day CNN announced that air strikes killed at least 50 and the number of trucks were fewer. And another 100 trucks were destroyed while fleeing Ramadi. [Come on CNN do you have any idea of when Ramadi was captured!]

A big hole in the story was that the IS trucks were trying to flee from southwest Fallujah. BBC and wire services [Reuters etc] had reported weeks earlier that south and southwest of Fallujah was the first to be "liberated" by the Baghdad forces with the help of the US air force. How could ISIS be trying to flee from the area which was already under Shia control.

And Baghdad does tell stories like that of the fisherman who caught the biggest fish in existence but there is no sign of where it was stacked away! With 755 trucks wiped out, or even half of that, ISIS would have been debilitated. However only two days later ISIS drove out the New Syrian Army [!], a new mercenary group, which had captured Bukamal on the Iraq-Syria border. ISIS fighters swept into Bukamal on trucks and jeeps. They then went on to capture the nearby military airport.

In the meantime, CNN also posted a video of fleeing ISIS trucks under US air strikes. It shows about SEVEN trucks, not 100! Strangely enough none of the other western news services have mentioned the destruction of a huge ISIS convoy destoyed by the US air force while trying to flee Fallujah.

ISIS media did not even mention it.

The horrible response came from ISIS late on June 2 when it struck the center of Baghdad with a huge car bomb, destroying the popular Hadi shopping center and setting the area around it on fire. First reports indicate 115 killed and 150 injured. Baghdad has announced three days of mourning.


Ordinary Citizens of Fallujah Facing Shia Torture and Mistreatment

[Daily Telegraph June 26]" ....the Iraqi security forces have detained about 20,000 people - mainly young males of military age - for "screening" in case they include Isil fighters hiding among fleeing civilians. ...... The army has been accused of mistreating and torturing those in detention.

"The treatment was very bad. We had nothing to drink or eat," said a man who was detained after the recapture of Saqlawiya, a town about six miles from Fallujah. He told Amnesty International that "about four or five men would come into the room and beat people with sticks and metal pipes".

News Within the U.S.

 News within the US

Chicago: Chicago Police Tackle, Strip Search Fasting Muslim Woman
[With thanks to Br. Zakhum.]

CHICAGO— A Muslim woman was running to catch a train in Chicago when five police officers tackled her, ripped off her hijab and strip searched her.

Itemad "Angel" Almatar said she faced humiliation at the hands of police before being arrested for no reason. She was carrying a backpack with food in it to break fast.

Surveillance camera video showed her overtaken by five Chicago police officers as she climbed the stairs of the State/Lake station in the Loop. "They threw me to the stairs, and grabbed my bags. They kicked me, hit me, took off my hijab," she said. They also had an issue with her putting food inside her bag.

"They asked me why I put my food inside my bag, why I'm Muslim, why I'm fasting, why I'm wearing these clothes, why I cover my body," she said. Almatar said she was terrified. She thought the people who grabbed her might be thieves, until they arrested her.

"She was strip searched, videographed, and at the same time men were allowed to see her naked. This is the ultimate horror you can do to a Muslim woman," said Imam Malick Mujahid, a Muslim community leader in Chicago.

Almatar was charged with reckless conduct and resisting arrest, but on Wednesday a Cook County judge found her not guilty. Her attorneys said the police officers are guilty of profiling and violating her rights, perhaps in the name of vigilance.

"We know a couple things. There's a Constitution, and the Constitution says you can't just grab people for no reason whatsoever," said Aaron Goldstein, a supervising attorney with the Cook County Public Defender's office

In court, prosecutors said police officers first yelled 'Stop!' but the video of the incident shows no one turning around in response, even though several other commuters were walking up the stairs with Almatar.

A spokesperson for the Chicago Police Department said he would look into the incident and what, if any, action was taken internally. Almatar said she plans to file a federal civil rights lawsuit soon.


This is the condition of the Muslims in the west where the dignity of the Muslimat is not even safe by the so called protectors of the law. Strip search has no other reason but to humiliate a person and for the perverted authorities to practice their perversion.

"They had nothing against them, except that they believed in Allah, the All-Mighty, Worthy of all Praise! " Quran 85:8
"They desire to harm you severely. Hatred has already appeared from their mouths, but what their breasts conceal is far worse." Quran 3:118
"...Indeed, the disbelievers are ever to you a clear enemy." Quran 4:101

Houston, Texas: Texas mosque attack: Doctor 'shot and stabbed' Man stabbed and shot twice while heading to morning prayers in US city of Houston, witnesses say.

The doctor was walking towards a mosque in Houston when he was attacked [Madrasah Islamiah via Facebook]

A Muslim doctor in the US state of Texas has been shot and stabbed while on his way to a mosque for morning prayers, local reports said. The victim, identified as Arslan Tajammul, an eye specialist, had parked his car and was walking towards Madrasah Islamiah in the city of Houston, when he was approached by three men, according to KTRK.

Without any warning, the doctor was stabbed, before one of the men reportedly pulled out a gun and shot him twice. The victim was able to ask for help near the mosque entrance, as the the attackers made their escape, witnesses told authorities.

The Houston Police District said the victim was taken by ambulance to a hospital, where he will remain in the intensive care unit for 24 hours.

"These anti-Muslim attacks need to stop. Innocent people are getting hurt," Mufti Mohammed Wasim Khan, a Madrasah Islamiah official, told Al Jazeera before adding that the victim was in stable condition.

"This is what they want, Americans attacking fellow Americans."

Mustafaa Carroll, executive director of the Houston-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in Texas, told Al Jazeera it was too early to know what motivated the attack.

Police also said the motive for the attack was not known.

On Saturday, a Muslim man was also attacked near a mosque in Florida.



Hasan, r.a., the Great Peacemaker between Muslims. Why is his Tremendous Effort Neglected by Shias?
by Kaukab Siddique, PhD

"Narrated AbuBakrah: The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said to al-Hasan ibn Ali. This son of mine is a Sayyid (chief), and I hope Allah may reconcile two parties of my community by means of him. Hammad's version has: And perhaps Allah may reconcile two large parties of Muslims by means of him. (Sunan of Abu Dawood. Book #40, Hadith #4645)

Hasan, r.a., was the elder grandson of the Prophet, pbuh. Muslims love him because the Prophet, pbuh, loved him, He turned out to be a man of excellent character steeped in piety and worship.

In the years of conflict between Ali, r.a., and Muawiyya, r.a., Hasan, r.a., was constant in his opposition to the war. He was so intense in his opposition to the war that he came into direct opposition to Ali, r.a.

When Ali, r.a., was murdered, Hasan became Caliph for six months. A huge pro-Ali army supported him and was ready to go to war with Muawiyya, r.a. under the command of Hasan, r.a.

When the army realized that Hasan, r.a., was serious about stopping the fighting with Musawiyyah, r.a., the generals went to the extent of physically attacking Hasan, r.a., and tried to kill him. He was barely saved by his close supporters and escaped although injured. His propert was looted by his own troops. There were several attempts by the Shias to kill him.

Most Shias do not know or are not allowed to know that Hasan, r.a., was strongly in favor of stopping the war and finally gave his bayat [oath of allegiance] to Muawiyyah, r.a., who honored and respected him and gave him a large stipend every year to help him continue his studies and his charitable activities. Hasan, r.a., lived comfortably under the rule of Muawiyyah, r.a., and never opposed him. [1] Muawiyya, r.a., even gave him five million dirhams to pay and calm down his own army which had turned against him. [2]

The shias have tried to paint Muawiyya, r.a., as the devil and simply ignore the facts about Hasan.

It was not an easy task for Hasan, r.a., to make peace with an opponent of Ali, r.a., with whose army there had been physical combat. Even Hussain, r.a., the younger brother of Hasan opposed his decision for peace but Hasan was determined that no more Muslim blood should be shed.

Muawiyyah, r.a., wanted the unity of the Muslims too. He agreed to every condition stipulated by Hasan, r.,. He promised to rule by Qur'an and Sunnah and the example of the first three caliphs. He also released large sums of money so that Hasan, r.a., could pay off his debts, fulfil his obligations and take care of his daily needs.

Shias are outraged when told that Hasan, did bayat [gave oath of allegiance] to Muawiyya, r.a., but there are numerous authentic reference to this oath of allegiance. Here is one which is his final statement in which he reprimanded his Iraqi "supporters" :

"Al-Hasab ibnAli gathered together the leading people among his supporters in the palace of Mada'in. He said 'O people of Iraq, even if I did not give up on you for other reason, there were three reasons which sufficed me: your killing my father, your stabbing my horse, and your looting my belongings, even the cloak from my shoulder. You swore allegiance to me vowing to make peace with whomsoever I made peace with and to fight whomsoever I fight. I HAVE SWORN ALLEGIANCE TO MUAWIYYAh. So, listen to him and obey' Then he came down and went into the palace." [3]


  1. Ad-Dhabi in Tarikh al-Islam. [Four hundred thousand dirhama.]

  2. Ibn Asakir in tarikhe Damishq. [ 5,000,000 dirhams]

  3. Ibn Sa'ad's Tabaqat al-Kubra.

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