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7 Jamada al-Awwal, 1438 A.H.- February 5, 2017 Issue # 6, Newsletter # 1692

Hadith of the Week

For those who already pray, fast and give charity.....

Abu Darda, r.a., from his mother, r.a: The Prophet, pbuh, said: Should I not tell you something which is even better than prayer, fasting and charity? We said: Surely! He said: To reconcile people who have separated when their separation is messing up their religion.

[Hadith in Sunan of Abu Dawood # 4914, Sunan of Tirmidhi #2509, Musnad of Ahmad ibn Hanbal # 28058]

Comment by Kaukab Siddique: At a time of personal animosity, divorce, antagonism between family members, it is good to remember that there is something more important than prayer, fasting and charity. This also applies at the level of nations where Muslims are fighting each other. See sura Hujurat in the Qur'an.

 Breaking News

State Dept. reverses visa revocations, allows barred travelers to enter U.S.

February 4 at 9:05 PM
[Washington Post]

The Department of Homeland Security complied with a judge's orders Saturday and stopped enforcing President Trump's controversial entry ban, and the fast-moving legal dispute over the president's powers could land at the nation's highest court.

On Saturday evening, Trump administration lawyers filed a notice to appeal the Seattle federal judge's decision from Friday night that imposed a temporary, nationwide halt to Trump's order barring refugees and those from seven majority-Muslim nations from entering the country.

Judge Robart granted a request from attorneys for the states of Washington and Minnesota who had asked him to stop the government from acting on critical sections of Trump's order. Justice and State department officials had revealed earlier Friday that about 60,000 — and possibly as many as 100,000 — visas already have been provisionally revoked as a result of Trump's order.

A U.S. official who spoke on the condition of anonymity said that because of the court case, officials would examine the revoking of those visas so that people would be allowed to travel.
Robart's order also enjoined the government from enforcing a section of the executive order that bars the entry of Syrian refugees.


Turkey: 445 young men have been arrested in several towns on suspicion of support for the Islamic State.

Jordan: King Abdullah's air force has started bombing Islamic State targets in Syria once again but this time using drones.

Canada: A racist terrorist who attacked an Islamic center in Quebec has brought widespread support for Muslims. However Canada continues harsh treatment of Islamic prisoners. The Canadian air force continues to bomb Islamic targets in Syria as part of the US coalition.

Pakistan: After police shot and killed a driver who did not stop in Islamabad, a large crowd gathered, burned down the police check point and beat up the policemen. The government has decided to arrest the policeman who did the shooting.


Tzipi Livni cancels Brussels trip amid threat of arrest

Ex-foreign minister cancels Brussels visit after prosecutors said they would question her over war crimes allegations.

Livni, ex-foreign minister, is among those named in a complaint filed over war crimes in Gaza [Ronen Zvulun/Reuters]Israel's former foreign minister cancelled a trip to Brussels after Belgian prosecutors confirmed they wanted to question her over war crimes allegations.

Tzipi Livni was expected to meet Jewish leaders in the city on Monday, but cancelled ahead of time.

A spokesman for the event said Livni cancelled for "personal reasons" but local newspaper Le Soir said prosecutors had been hoping to question her over allegations of war crimes in the 2008-9 Israeli war in Gaza, when she was foreign minister.

"We wanted to take advantage of her visit to try to advance the investigation," a spokesman for Belgium's federal prosecutor Thierry Werts told the AFP news agency.

Livni is named along with other political and military leaders in a complaint filed in June 2010 over alleged crimes committed during the Gaza war.

More than 1,400 Palestinians, mostly civilians, died during the Israeli offensive between December 27, 2008 to January 18, 2009.

 Word Around The Net

Work Around the Net
from Br.Kris

Muslim children, even babies being slaughtered with knives in a military campaign, in Burma.

In a first, a nationwide three day event advocating for women's rights occurred in Saudi Arabia, in which even the Royal family took part in.

Morocco bans the manufacturing, selling, and wearing of the burqa, in a country whose populace is 99% Muslim, citing security concerns with Salafist Islamists.

Disturbingly, China is set to destroy a 5,000 year old Buddhist City, simply for copper extraction. One has to wonder if this is more of a political statement, or show of power from the secular Communist Chinese government.



Jamaat al-Muslimeen's representative has been in Ethiopis for two weeks organizing charity for very needy and homeless people.
Donations should be sent to:
Jamaat al-Muslimeen, 4624 York Road, Bsaltimore, MD 21212.

Latest Khutba

Advice on How to survive as Muslims in America under the Trump Regime.
Study Black History.

On February 3, Br. Kaukab Siddique gave the juma' khutba at Masjid Jamaat al-Muslimeen in central Baltimore.Here is an outline of the khutba for distribution on the Internet.

Text #1:
O ye who believe! Shun much suspicion; for lo! some suspicion is a crime. And spy not on, neither backbite one another. Would one of you love to eat the flesh of his dead brother? Ye abhor that (so abhor the other)! And keep your duty (to Allah). Lo! Allah is Relenting, Merciful.
[The Qur'an 49:12]

Text #2:
Jubair ibn Mut'im reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:

لَيْسَ مِنَّا مَنْ دَعَا إِلَى عَصَبِيَ§ةٍ وَلَيْسَ مِنَّا مَنْ قَاتَلَ عَلَى عَصَبِيَ§ةٍ وَلَيْسَ مِنَّا مَنْ مَاتَ عَلَى عَصَبِيَ§ةٍ

He is not one of us who calls to narrow nationalism [tribalism]. He is not one of us who fights for the sake of narrow nationalism. He is not one of us who dies following the way of narrow nationalism..

[Hadith: Sunan of Abu Dawud 5102]

  1. Muslims of America are passing through a difficult phase. Two segments of the power structure are using Muslims. One segment claims to be our friends and wants to use us to fight for USA and stand against Muslims in other countries. The other segment wants to terrorize us to the extent that we dare not say anything.

    1. We must seek guidance from the Qur'an and the life of the Prophet, pbuh, so that we do not commit blunders.

  2. There are an estimated 3 million to 9 million Muslims in America according to various sources. We are almost as many as the Jews in America. The Jews have only one little country created through war and occupation. America listens to every little whim of the Jews. We have 54 countries but America has not the slightest interest in our viewpoint. Think of the causes.

  3. Our situation is like that of Arabs before the advent of Islam among them. They were divided among tribes and were constantly fighting each other. The slightest problem would lead to years, sometimes decades of war. The superpowers at that time, Persia and Rome, thought the Arabs were insignificant. Islam united the Arabs and toppled both empires.

  4. Slavery and the subjugation of women were part of the daily life of Arabs before Islam.

  5. Look at our condition. We do not give up our nationalism and internal divisions even when we come to America. We have mosques which are nation-based, predominantly Arab, Pakistani-Indian, African and African American. Those which are mixed dare not discuss what is going on in the world for fear of offending their members.

  6. We live here as if we are in Madinah. Almost every community is focusing on building larger and fancier mosques. Most of our funds go into constructing and maintaining these mosques.

  7. We are so divided along national lines that we dare not speak out even on blatant oppression against our communities. When the Blind Shaikh is imprisoned, we don't care because he is Egyptian. When Imam Jamil is sentenced, we are silent because he is African American. When Dr. Aafia is given 85 years, we are silent because she is Pakistani.

  8. We are losing our new generations because we have nothing to say about what America is doing to the Muslim world. Israel invades Gaza three times and we are silent. America bombs Syria and Iraq EVERY DAY and we are silent. Every now and then America bombs Yemen, Somalia, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Libya but we say not a word though the US constitution gives us the right to speak.

  9. Seeing our weakness, the American power structure has planted groups and "leaders" in our communities who are more loyal to our oppressors than to Islam. They dare not speak against Israel and have even endorsed homosexuality.

  10. The media say every day that those who are fighting for Islam in various Muslim countries are "terrorists." Owing to our silence, our children have started believing that perhaps the fighters indeed are terrorists.

Part 2.

  1. We can learn from the struggle of African American people. Elijah Muhammad taught Black people to be proud of their own race. Even with a little bit of Islam, he did great things, like abolition of liquor, gambling, pork in his community. Modesty became part of the Black woman's dress.

  2. Then from Elijah Muhammad's movement came Malcolm X [al-Hajj Malik Shabazz]. He went to Africa, Lebanon and Makka and accepted authentic Islam. Tens of thousands then became Muslim.

  3. Then came Imam Jamil al-Amin and numerous other Imams. There was an outburst of conversions to Islam across America. Oppressed people started embracing Islam en masse. Owing to Malcolm X they identified Islam as opposition to oppression and exploitation.

  4. The government was alarmed. Dr. King was murdered. Malcolm X was shot down. Imam Jamil was imprisoned. Imam Luqman was killed. The immigrant Muslims were so happy with America that they did not protest. Hence a chasm opened between African American and immigrant Muslims, each becoming isolated from the others. Saudi money not only de-politicized many of the bigger immigrant mosques but also took many African Americans away from the examples of Malcolm and Imam Jamil.

  5. We must focus on the categories of Muslims given in the Qur'an. See sura 9, verse 100:

    1. Muhajerin.

    2. Ansar

    3. Those who followed them.

  6. Behavior should be based on:

    1. Taqwa

    2. Ahsan,

    3. Haqq. Speaking the truth.

  7. Remember that the media are controlled by:

    1. Forces of deception.

    2. Forces of blatant lies.

  8. Study the lives of the Companions of the Prophet, pbuh.

    1. Study the lives of Salahuddin and others who defeated the crusaders. Study the struggle of those who resisted and accepted shahadat, like Tipu in India and Mukhtar in Libya.

    2. Study the great African Islamic empires, Tariq ibn Ziyad, Yusuf bin Tashfin, Mansa Musa and others. "Black history" did not begin with slavery.

  9. In our own times, Iqbal, Maudoodi, Syed Qutb and the fighting leaders should be studied.

  10. Women's rights must be restored. Study Ayesha, Umm Ammara, Umm Waraqa, Fatima, Khadija, Allah bless them all, and the Islamic women of our own times.

Unity requires us to have Islamic spouses and Islamic children. Focus on the Islamic family, not just the family.

Ameen, summa ameen.


"Don't Forget the Prisoners"

 Br. Ali Randall

 Sis. Ayesha Jones

Photo: Br. Ali & Sis.Ayesha

From Richmond, Virginia, Br. Ali Randall and Sis. Ayesha Jones recently visited Br. Kaukab in Baltimore.

They have started a project on facebook titled "DON'T FORGET the PRISONERS".

They are steadily posting a whole list of Muslim political prisoners with their prison address and the addresses of prison institutions. They want readers to write letters of concern, care and decency to the prisoners. Each

letter or even a postcard can bring light into the lives of
prisoners of conscience.

Here is one of the prisoners from their list:
Tariq Mehanna # 05315-748
USP Marion
P.o Box 000
Marion, IL 62959

Political Prisoners :



Islamic Activist Women Represented in Jamaate Islami.
4500 Women Elected 21 Women to Central Shoora .

LAHORE, Feb. 1: The Jamaat e Islami has announced the names of its twenty one women members who have been elected to the JI central Shoora for a three year term.

Around 4500 women members ( Arakan) of the JI have elected their representatives to the JI central advisory body through secret ballot for the 2017-20) term .

The JI women wing has been striving to approach the womenfolk all over the country and educate them about the JI's mission and its ideological and political policies.

Those elected are:

Balochistan ( Yasmeen Achakzai). Khyber P,
Malakand division( Zahida Ikram),
Sind, Karachi West Farhana Aurangzeb,
Karachi South (Bin Qasim) (Humaira Khalid),
Karachi East Bin Qasim) Rabia Alam, Javedan Faheem and Azra Jameel. Karachi central Safoora Naeem, Samina Mursalaeen, Samina Qamar and Sabooh Talat.
Hyderabad (Shagufta Ibrahim.
Islamabad Nuzhat Bhatti,
Rawalpindi (Zainab Asif),
Gujranwala (Naheed Qamar),
Sargodha ( Rubina Amjad,
Lahore. Zubaida Jabeen and Rabia Tariq.
Multan ( Rafia Fatimah,
Bahawalpur ( Mayyam Jameela,
and DG Khan ( Sughra Hakam).

Siraj urges masses to express total solidarity with Kashmiris.
Support for Hafiz Saeed and Dr. Aafia

LAHORE, Feb. 5; Addressing a huge Kashmir March in the Punjab capital on the Kashmir Solidarity Day, Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Senator Sirajul Haq, declared that the sun of independence would dawn soon in Kashmir and the Pakistan flag would fly over Srinagar.

The Kashmir Jehad is not a struggle for roti, Kapra or Makan or economic freedom, it is an ideological war and nobody can defeat it, he told thousands of men, women and children who had turned up to support the liberation struggle of the Kashmiris continuing for the last seventy years.

Sirajul Haq said that Kashmir movement was different from the war in Afghanistan and Palestine, as it was continuation of the historic Pakistan movement. He said the Kashmiris had done their duty and it was for Pakistan to speed up this movement and carry it to its logical end.

He said that more than one 100,000 Kashmiris had laid down their lives for freedom. Thousands of Kashmiri youth were being tortured but they had refused to give up their struggle. He said the Kashmiris had rejected impressive packages and lucrative posts offered by India and had preferred liberation.

He said it was unfortunate that a small lobby of hypocrites in the country was busy in negative propaganda against Jehad and Kashmir.

Sirajul Haq strongly criticized the government's Kashmir policy and said the rulers were betraying the Kashmiri martyrs for the sake of friendship and trade with India.

Speaking on the occasion, JI Punjab chief Mian Maqsood Ahmed said that thousands of people were on roads today to expressed solidarity with their kashmiri brethren but the rulers were afraid of Modi's displeasure. The rulers were thus showing loyalty to the foreign masters.

JI Information Secretary Amirul Azeem said that the detention of Hafiz Muhammad Saeed on this occasion had sent a negative signal to the Kashmiris. The rulers had gone blind in the colonial powers slavery. He said Pakistan's respected lady Dr Aafia Siddiqui had been in US jail but the cowardly rulers were not ready to utter a word in her favour.

JI Secretary General, Liaqat Baloch, while addressing the Kashmir rally at Faisalabad, said that the Kashmiris had been struggling for independence for the last seventy years and had refused to bow down before Indian repression. He said that independence was the basic right of the Kashmiris and their sacrifices and struggle would soon bear fruit.

War News

 War News

Bombing & Shelling by Russia & Alawites across Syria. ISIS advancing on Damascus. Russian Tanks with Hizbullah advancing on El-Bab. Turkey Stuck.

January 30 to February 5.

Russian jet bombers and Hizbullah artillery are hitting suburbs and farmland east of Damascus trying to make civic life impossible and hoping for evacuation of populations.

From the East Qalamoun, ISIS is battling the regime forces and tryng to reach Damascus.

35 Russian tanks are leading Hizbullah and Shia fighters moving towards the IS stronghold of El-Bab. Turkey is also trying to surround El-Bab. Turkish troops are trying to enter a town adjacent to the north of El Bab.

Both the Russians and the Turks are slowed down by Islamic State counterattacks.

US air force bombed the bridges to the IS capital of al-Raqqa killing 6 and knocked out the water supply. By last reports the water supply had been restored by IS engineers.

SDF [Kurdish communistds] supported by the US air force is trying to advance towards al-Raqqa but no success for a week.


Mosul. Week 16. Trump week 2.

US trained Elite Iraqi forces decimated in Mosul Fighting.

Total Shia military death toll now above 6900.

IS raiders hit Baquba and Samarra. Shia Armada Stalled.

It' has been a deadly week for the Shia-Kurdish armada which has beseiged Mosul since October 17.

A research article in al-Jazeera says that the anti-terrorism task forces prepared by the US with the top Shia fighters have been slaughtered in the battles with IS, losing as much as 50% of their personnel.

IS has released more photos of dead regime troops.

Tal Afar being repeatedly attacked by feared Shia extremist militia is still in IS hands.

Meanwhile IS raiders are striking across Iraq,taking Iraq regime military units by surprise near Baquba and Samarra.

The regime in Baghdad now has taken back its talk of quick victory in Mosul. Claims of having first killed and then wounded Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi turned out to be incorrect, US now says.

News Within the U.S.

 News within the US

Berkeley, California
Signs of Growing Tensions in America

[Courtesy CLG]

UC Berkeley cancels Milo Yiannopoulos event amid violent protest | 01 Feb 2017 | After a protest at UC Berkeley turned violent Wednesday night, campus officials announced that a scheduled speech by right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos was canceled. The Breitbart News editor was set to deliver a speech inside a UC Berkeley campus building but hundreds of protesters began throwing fireworks and pulling down the metal barricades police set up to keep people from rushing into the building. Windows were smashed and fires were set outside the building as masked protesters stormed it. The Berkeley Police Department said people threw bricks, smoking objects, and fireworks at police officers. Protesters took down a light pole and university police locked down all buildings and ordered a shelter in place.



A part of Ghadeer Khum hadith was fabricated by Shias.
[Note by Kaukab Siddique]

Shias have been celebrating what they call Eide Ghadeer though there is no such celebration in Islam.They claim that at a watering hole in the desert 230 km from Makka, the Prophet, pbuh, gathered all the Muslims and addressed them about a dispute between Ali, r.a., and a contingesnt of fighters. He, pbuh, according to the Shias, told the Muslims that "of whomsoever I am Mawla, Ali is also his Mawla." From here the Shias go on to claim that Mawla means "master" and by calling him "mawla" the Prophet, pbuh, was appointing him to be the Caliph. {Mawla does not mean Caliph or master in many cases.]

The Shias fabricarted the "mawla" aspect of the story and added it to those hadith collections where the collectors did not scrutinize the reports critically.

Now if you look at the hadith collections of Bukhari and Muslim, the Ghadeer Khum incident is mentioned but the "mawla" part is not there.

Now let us go to the earliest biography of the Prophet, pbuh, and read the Ghadeer incident. The "mawla" part is not there:

"When Ali came (back) from the Yemen to meet the Prophet, pbuh, in Mecca, he hurried to him and left in charge of his army one of his companions who went and covered every man in the force with clothes from the linen Ali had. When the army approached, he (Ali) went out to meet them and found them dressed in the clothes. When he asked what had happened, the man (his deputy) said that he had dressed the men so that they might appear seemly when they mingle with the people. He (Ali) told him to take off the clothes before they came to the Prophet, pbuh, and they did so and put them back among the spoil(s). The army showed resentment at their treatment...when the men complained of Ali, the Prophet, pbuh, arose to address them and he (the narrator) heard him (the Prophet) say: "Do not blame Ali, for he is too scrupulous in the things of Allah, or in the way of Allah, to be blamed."

(Ibn Ishaq, Seerah Rasool-Allah, p.650)

Thus the Shi'ite claim of Ali's, r.a., caliphate is based on a fabrication.



Verses from the Qur'an
Selected by Br. Zaheer Bawany


وَلَا تُجَادِل¨ عَنِ الَّذِيْ¦َ يَخْتَان¥وْنَ اَنْفُسَ°ُمْ ۭاِنَّ اللّٰهَ لَا يُحِبُّ مَنْ كَانَ خَوَّانً› اَثِــيْ¥ًا ١٠٧؀ڌ

And argue not on behalf of those who deceive themselves. Verily,Allah does not like anyone who is a betrayer of his trust, and indulges in crime.


اِنَّ الَّذِيْ¦َ ارْتَدُّ¨ْا عَلٰٓي اَدْبَار¦هِمْ مِّنْۢ بَعْدِ مَا تَبَيَّن¤ لَهُمُ الْهُدَى ۙ الشَّيْط¨نُ سَوَّلَ لَهُمْ ۭ وَاَمْلٰ© لَهُمْ 25؀

Surely those who turn back after the guidance has appeared to them clearly, it is Satan who has tempted them and involved them in far-fetched fancies.


وَاِذَا رَاَيْتَ الَّذِيْ¦َ يَخُوْضُ¨ْنَ فِيْٓ اٰيٰتِنَ› فَاَعْرِ–ْ عَنْهُمْ حَتّٰي يَخُوْضُ¨ْا فِيْ حَدِيْثٍ غَيْرِهٖ ۭ وَاِمَّا يُنْسِيَ¦َّكَ الشَّيْط¨نُ فَلَا تَقْعُدْ بَعْدَ الذِّكْر¨ي مَعَ الْقَوْم¦ الظّٰلِم¦يْنَ 68؀
And when you (Muhammad ) see those who engage in a false conversation about Our Verses (of the Qur'n) by mocking at them, stay away from them till they turn to another topic. And if Shaitn (Satan) causes you to forget, then after the remembrance sit not you in the company of those people who are the Zlimn (polytheists and wrongdoers, etc.).

2017-02-06 Mon 09:39:45 ct