And when the Muadh-dhin said, "Ash-hadu an la ilaha
illal-lah (I testify that none has the right to be
worshipped but Allah)", muawiya said,"And (so do) I". When
he said, "Ash-hadu anna Muhammadan Rasulullah" (I testify
that Muhammad is Allah's messenger), muawiya said, "And (so
do) I". When the Adhan was finished, muawiya said, "O
people, when the Muadh-dhin pronounced the Adhan I heard
Allah's messenger on this very pulpit saying what you have
just heard me saying".
(Sahih Bukhari: Book #13, Hadith #37)
Comment by Kaukab Siddique:
Islam is a participatory religion. We should not just hear
the adhan but we should repeat its words to ourselves. The
words are full of the truth of Islam and express the
Muawiyyah, r.a., was teaching this hadith in the mosque of
the Prophet, pbuh, and from the pulpit from which the
Prophet, pbuh, spoke. During the Caliphate of Muawiyya, r.a,
the Muslims were united. The followers of Ali, r.a., had
endorsed his caliphate and the sons of Ali, fr.a., had given
their allegiance to him. Hasan, r.a., and Hussain, r.a.,
never broke their oath given to Muawiyyah, r.a.,
Shi'ite sectarians have tried very hard to wipe out the
Caliphate of Muawiyyah, r.a., from the history of Islam.
Prophet Muhammad's, pbuh, guidance by Allah can be seen in
his choice of Muawiyya, r.a., Not only he turned out to be
one of the greatest generals Islam produced but a very
tolerant leader who made good relations with Christians and
brought many of them into Islam.
Congratulations to Erdogan on Historic Victory but it was
[From New Trend's Media Monitor]
The history of Turkey is changing. A hard core secular
nation has steadily advanced into the Ummah of Islam.
A determined leader like Erdogan was needed for this
May Allah bless him and keep him safe.
Just as Islam is becoming paramount inside Turkey owing to
the efforts of Br. Erdogan, it will require a similar effort
to change Turkey's foreign policy in an Islamic
The breakdown of the voting pattern indicates that powerful
pro-western interests will continue to try and undermine
The Islamic side got
25,157,025 votes [51.41 %]
The seculars got 23,777,091
votes [48.59 %]
The struggle continues.
Funny but True
by Kaukab Siddique
I have always
detested O'Reilly but ...
When his program invited me to appear on his show, I refused
because I had seen him mistreating Muslim and Black guests.
In fact he destroyed a Muslim professor. But help me with
what is happening now. Women within Fox are undermining the
channel much to the benefit of Trump's opponents. With
O'Reilly out, CNN and MSNBC are going to monopolize the
Is it possible that Fox people are constantly trying to
touch women or flirt with them or want sex in exchange for
job but people in other channels are sexually chaste and
conservative or the sex in anti-Fox is entirely consensual?
Help me because I am genuinely puzzled. CNN's Anderson is a
self-confessed homo, Rachel is a self-confessed lesbian. So,
what do they do with their sexuality? What about the late
night pro-Democratic shows which incite sexuality, use the F
word and make fun of Jesus [pbuh].
Is it possible that Zionists now have so much control of the
economy that they can bring down anyone who stands in their
way? When North Carolina turned against transgenders, a top
Jewish "entertainer" went against North Carolina and
withdrew his business. Where one big business goes, many
So, is it true that O'Reilly was so uncontrollable in his
sexuality that women grumbled, the word got out, and
businesses being so chaste and sexually pro-woman started
withdrawing their business and O'Reilly had to go? Go ahead,
think and tell me what you think really happened? Or was it
simply that O'Reilly was an unabashed supporter of Trump and
sneakily against homos? Women in Fox were sexually not
interested in the advances of a multi-millionaire and
decided to save their chastity by bringing down this "woman
Note from New Trend Editor: Spicer's original statement was
correct. He said: "I think when you come to sarin gas, he
was not using the gas on his own people the same way that
Assad is doing." Hitler did not drop chemical weapons on
the German people. The record of the German air force is
By David Merlin
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's Hitler comment
shows how eager the government is to justify its not so
secret war to destabilize Syria. The trouble for Mr. Spicer
is that he touched the Third Rail of Western politics, lack
of reverence for the Holocaust. In the US, any phrase that
includes some version of "even Hitler" is not going to end
We have seen a wave of pronouncements such as Yad Vashem's
angry claim that Spicer's "inaccurate and insensitive
comments strengthen the hands of those whose goal is to
distort history." and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's
accusation of Spicer for "downplaying the horror of the
Holocaust." "Sean Spicer must be fired, and the President
must immediately disavow his spokesman's statements," Pelosi
said in a statement.
Almost immediately Spicer abjectly declared, "Frankly, I
mistakenly made an inappropriate and insensitive reference
to the Holocaust, for which frankly there is no comparison,"
From a Revisionist perspective, it is disconcerting to see
the politicians rush to declare their belief in the
Holocaust tale and to demand that the apostate Spicer be
thrown under the nearest bus. This is particularly worrisome
since the same politicians certainly have no knowledge or
understanding of Holocaust research that has profoundly
changed "Holocaust History" since the Nuremberg Tribunal. I
would doubt there is one member of Congress who knows of the
work of Tomasz Kranz or Dutch historian Anna Tijsseling, let
alone Revisionist scholars Germar Rudolf and Carlo
In the face of new attempts to ban or criminalize discussion
of Holocaust history, Congress will be a weak reed in
defense of Free Speech.
What a Palestinian Mother Said which Fox's Hannity didn't
[New Trend's Media Monitor]
On April 20 Fox TV's stalwart Sean Hannity was in "Israel"
[occupied Palestine]. He was trying to prove that
Palestinians are terrorists. He showed a clip of a
Palestinian woman who expressed her determination to fight
Israel by pulling out a knife from her hijab. In the
background was her little daughter who said she would like
to stab a Jew.
Perhaps Hannity did not realize that he inadvertently
publicized the Palestinian resistance. The people have only
knives to fight with. Israel has the army with the highest
firepower in the Middle East. Even the defenseless women and
children of Palestine will not surrender before the brutal
power of Israel.
Palestine's future is guaranteed by the women and children.
Israel is an occupation army which will be evicted sooner or
The whole world knows that occupied people have the right to
5-pager to 96 Pakistani Americans in Catonsville, Maryland.
Do not Support Either Side in the clash of "rightists" and
"liberals" in America
On April 21, Jamaat al-Muslimeen gave a 5-page document to
96 Muslims after Juma' at Masjid Fatima. This masjid
attracts Pakistanis because all its proceedings are in the
Urdu language. Only a brief khutba and the prayer itself are
The Juma' begins with a long sermon in Urdu, with a very
brief khutba in Arabic [in 2 parts] followed by formal
prayer in Arabic.
The people are very cordial and open minded in their
attitudes. The Jamaat al-Muslimeen document was well
received by the 96 people to whom it was given. These were
the items in the document:
Uprising of university students in Mardan, Pakistan
against one who blasphemed the Prophet, pbuh.
Week 26 of the defense of Mosul by the Islamic State
against US-backed Shia armada,
Air attacks by Assad-Russia-US across Syria: Transfer of
populations and deadly bomb attack against Assad
Br. Robert Solano's comment on Trump and Jamaat critique
of huge bomb dropped on Afghanistan.
Qur'an indicates Muslims should not take sides in
conflict of non-Muslim oppressors and we will see the
miraculous, inevitable victory of Islam.
[Br. Kaukab Siddique.]
by Sis.Ayesha Jones
This is Ziyad,
of the "Liberate Ziyad Yaghi Campaign"
Imprisoned because a jury was convinced he might be a future
threat-NOT because he did anything wrong!
The "star witness" for the prosecution-the actual ringleader
of a terrorist group-said UNDER OATH that Ziyad was no party
to his plans. WAS NOT INVOLVED!
Yet a jury convicted him of "conspiracy" and he got 32
years! The ringleader? He got off with 4 years.
I can no longer believe we are the Land of the Free. Nope-we
are the Land of the Ignorant and Hostile Xenophobic
One Activist's Incredible Effort to Support Dr. Aafia.
We Did it for Aafia
By Nadrat Siddique
April 20, 2017
Training for a marathon (26.2 mile race) is a months-long
process, very different from casual running for fitness.
In the lengthy preparation for a marathon, many things can
happen to derail one's training: With 8 weeks left before
the 2017 Boston Marathon (held in April), I developed a
looming shin splint. I addressed it immediately, switching
over to walking and low impact workouts at the gym for about
Then, with 7 weeks left before Boston, I woke up one morning
with shingles (I had chicken pox as a child). This lasted
about two weeks.
Then, about 5 weeks before the marathon, my 26-year old
stepbrother passed away. His sudden and tragic death deeply
affected the family, and for me, brought back many memories
of the death of my child, Hanzela, who died a SIDS death in
his second month. At that point, I decided I really did not
feel up to running Boston, either mentally or
A week passed, then two, and I saw the mother of my dead
stepbrother (my stepmum) heroically carrying on the motions
of life, despite the passing of her beloved son, and I toyed
again with the idea of running the illustrious marathon.
At this point, I'd run 31 prior marathons, and qualified for
Boston many times. At the risk of sounding cocky, I had
little to prove! The original—really the
only—reason I'd wanted to run the race was to bring
attention to the plight of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, the Pakistani
neuroscientist nabbed in a joint U.S./Pakistani operation in
Pakistan, raped and tortured by her captors, and ultimately
sentenced to 80-years by a kangaroo court for a crime she
clearly could not have committed. It particularly sickened
me that neither the Pakistani government, nor any of the
major Muslim organizations in the U.S. were actively seeking
her release from what was a clearly politically-motivated
and flagrantly unjust imprisonment. If I ran the Boston
Marathon—held in the city where Aafia, a top scholar
at MIT and Brandeis University—had excelled both
scholastically and spiritually—it would have to be in
her name. Once again thoughts of running Boston entered my
There were only two weeks left before the Boston Marathon
when a tiny lump I'd had for three years on the side of my
neck suddenly became inflamed. It turned out to be an
inclusion cyst which developed an abscess. I tried ignoring
it until after the marathon, but it only got larger and more
inflamed. Then on Monday of the week prior to the marathon,
I had a minor surgery for the cyst. Three days later
(Thursday), I did a 15-mile run on a favorite tree-lined
trail, with the gash on the side of my neck from the
surgery, to see if I was up to the task of a marathon. I
felt fine afterwards, and was egged on further to attain the
On Saturday, I jumped in my car, packing little but my
marathon outfit and some food items (I am a picky eater),
and took off for Boston, arriving around 1:00 AM. The next
day was Sunday, and I took the Boston subway to the
mandatory bib number pickup at the John Hynes Convention
Center, prayed a lot, and did little else.
Then, on Monday—Patriots Day in Boston—I ran the
Boston Marathon wearing my long-sleeved black "Free Dr.
Aafia Siddiqui" tee (prepared for me by brothers from Masjid
Al-Islam in SE Washington, DC). I was the only Pakistani
woman in the field to my knowledge, and finished the very
hilly course in 4 hours 4 minutes, despite high temperatures
during the mid-afternoon race (Marathons are ordinarily held
in the early morning to decrease the possibility of heat
injury among the athletes. But in Boston, the runners in my
"wave" did not start running until about 11:00 AM, and we
did not finish until about 3:00 PM. I saw many runners being
carried off in stretchers, likely as a result of the very
warm weather. According to the organizers' website, 810
people were unable to finish the race.)
About an hour after finishing the race, I was in my car, and
on the way back to Maryland, composing letters to the Boston
Globe on Dr. Aafia Siddiqui in my head as I drove. I reached
Maryland safely at 3:00 AM. God is Great.
Letter to the Boston Globe
Pakistani Female Runs Boston Marathon; Writes to The Boston
Globe in Hope of Bringing Attention to Dr. Aafia's Case and
the Human, Civil, & Women's Rights Injustices in the U.S.
April 22, 2017
Letters to the Editor
The Boston Globe
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani neuroscientist, once
attended MIT on full scholarship. She completed studies in
biological sciences, and went on to do her PhD in cognitive
neuroscience at Brandeis University, successfully completing
it despite being in an abusive marriage (with a Pakistani
from whom she later divorced). Her PhD focused on helping
dyslexic and otherwise learning disabled children. Today she
languishes in a U.S. federal penitentiary, a political
prisoner for whom tens of thousands of Pakistanis
demonstrate regularly on the streets of London, Karachi,
Islamabad, and Peshawar.
I am a Pakistani woman athlete who has run 31 marathons in
nine years (including seventeen sub-4 hour marathons). The
case of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, who had adopted Boston as her
home for over a decade, was so compelling that I could not
run America's oldest marathon except in her name. So, on
Patriots Day 2017, I ran my first Boston Marathon in an
attempt to draw attention to the egregious human rights
violations against this innocent Pakistani Muslim woman.
As I stood in the Boston Commons on race morning, waiting
with other runners to board the bus to the race start in
Hopkinton, I could picture the slight and slender Aafia
among the other doctors, scientists, and health
professionals who were among the 27,000 athletes running
Boston this year. Instead, Aafia occupied a tiny holding
cell at the United States Penitentiary at Fort Worth,
completely cut off from her family and community, her health
gravely impugned by 14 years of political imprisonment.
She was arrested in Islamabad in a joint U.S.-Pakistani
intelligence operation in 2003, one of many innocents caught
up in a broad net of politically-motivated, arbitrary, or
misplaced arrests during the "War on Terror." At first,
Aafia's captivity was kept a secret by her captors. This
lasted about five years. In flagrant violation of the Geneva
Convention, Aafia's captors refused to acknowledge her
presence within the prison system, allowing them to act with
complete impunity towards her. She spent part of her
captivity at the U.S. Air Force Base in Baghram,
Afghanistan, where she was known as "Prisoner 650." During
this time, Aafia was denied proper medical treatment, and
repeatedly tortured and raped.
Two of Aafia's young children, Ahmed and Mariam, were
arrested and imprisoned along with her in violation of
Geneva Convention stipulations on the detention of children.
Like Aafia, they were not entered in any prison registry.
Much later, Ahmed and Mariam were released and ordered not
to reveal anything about their captivity.
In 2008, Aafia's captors finally acknowledged that they were
holding her, and she was sent to the U.S. to face charges.
Her trial was held in a Manhattan courtroom beset by fears
of terrorism. She appeared in a wheelchair, displaying signs
of having been tortured. Bizarrely, the 110-pound, 5'2''
Pakistani neuroscientist was charged with the assault and
attempted murder of seven U.S. servicemen in
Despite grave contradictions in the prosecution's case, and
clearly exculpatory evidence in Aafia's favor, she was
convicted and sentenced to 86 years.
On Monday, I ran the Boston Marathon in honor of Aafia, who
did so many great things while in Boston. The front of my
race tee-shirt bore her image with the words "Free Dr.
Aafia." The back of the tee read "Prisoner 650," a reference
to the early period of Aafia's captivity when she was held
secretly in Baghram. Throughout the race, I met many
wonderful race volunteers and runners who were students at
MIT. I wondered how many of them knew of their government's
abuse of a Pakistani woman scientist who had sat in the same
classroom as them.
Aafia's case is a glaring example of the government's
disregard for due process, human rights, women's rights,
civil rights, prisoners' rights, and children's rights. It
is my hope that women's rights groups and civil libertarians
in the U.S. will call for her release. These groups have
vociferously and consistently opposed the oppression of
Muslim women and girls in cases like that of Malalai
Yousufzai, the Chibok girls in Nigeria; and in cases of
honor killings. If they are acting on principle and not
politics, they must speak out for Dr. Aafia Siddiqui.
Ellicott City, Maryland
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Should Step Down
by Qaiser Sharif
LAHORE, Apr. 23; Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Senator
Sirajul Haq, has said that after the verdict of two judges
against him and for the formation of a JIT for further
investigation into the wealth of the ruling family, Prime
Minister Nawaz Sharif should step down to ensure free and
impartial investigations against him.
Talking to the media at the residence of PML(Q) leaders Ch.
Shujaat Husain and Ch. Pervez Elahi on Sunday, he said that
the Panama leaks case could be carried to its logical end
only if the Prime Minister resigned to facilitate an
Talking to the newsmen on the occasion, Ch. Shujaat Husain
said that all the five judges hearing the Panama leaks case
had held that the Prime Minister was no more Sadiq and
Ameen, and thus was not eligible to hold any public office.
Therefore, he said, that Prime Minister should quit.
Ch. Shujaat Husain also expressed the view that the Prime
Minister would resign soon after the formation of the
Sirajul Haq said it was a unique decision in the country's
history when a JIT was being formed for investigations
against a sitting Prime Minister because normally, a JIT was
formed in terrorism cases.
He said that it was against the country's dignity that a
Prime Minister having a stigma on his person should remain
in office. He said if the SC gave a clean chit to the Prime
Minister after investigations, he could resume his office
The JI chief appealed to the Chief Justice of the Supreme
Court to make the JIT proceedings public. He said the JI
would like that the doors of corruption were closed for
He also welcomed the announcement of the High Court Bar for
a movement for the resignation of the Prime Minister.
He further said that the JI and the PML(Q) had agreed to set
up a joint team of lawyers to monitor the case
Large Scale Collection of Weaponry from Iran was Found in
Imambargah ostensibly for destabilizing Pakistan &
Supporting Syria's Tyrant.
Regime and Media Ignored this ongoing deadly business.
Taliban Strike at Military Base near Mazar e Sharif
On April 21, muahideen from Taliban fighters broke into a
heavily guarded Kabul regime military base near Mazar e
Sharif in north central Afghanistan. According to al Jazeera
140 regime troops were killed and 160 wounded. Taliban
spokesman put the regime losses a little higher at a total
The regime troops were taken by surprise because the base is
heavily guarded. Four of the attackers were from the base
who had joined the Taliban. A martyrdom operator breached
the defenses of the basis. The fighting continued for
several hours in which 9 of the Taliban were killed and one
[New Trend's monitoring indicates that regime troops are
mostly Shias, Communists from the north and tribal
Taliban are insisting that all foreign troops should leave
Afghanistan. The US has about 8,400 troops in the country,
with about another 5,000 from NATO allies assisting a much
larger Afghan force in the war against the Taliban and other
Heavy Fighting at Damascus Entrance. IS Counterattack at
al-Tabaqa. Bombing a & Shelling by Assad-Russia
Russian-Assad jets destroyed a hospital in Khan
Shakoun, the same area where a chemical attack was launched
by Assad. The ten people killed in the attack were hospital
Mujahideen of FSA, Nusra and other groups are
trying to enter Damascus from the Qaboun area. Assad used 18
ground-to-ground missiles to stop the advance. Russian
bombing continues. Fighting is intense.
Russian and Assad jets are bombing Islamic groups
south and west of Aleppo which want to re-take the city.
Local FSA is fighting SDF Kurds backed by USA near
A strong counterattack by the Islamic State has
stopped the SDF advance in the al-Tabaqa area which was
meant to open the way to al-Raqqa.
Mosul. Week 27. Trump Week 13
The massive Shia armada backed by the US air force and
Iranian artillery tried to push again into West Mosul but
could not advance owing to ferocious Islamic State
Mosul is largely surrounded by the Shia army now except for
the south west from which mujahideen raiders are coming out
to attack the attackers.
On April 22, IS fighters raided 30 km south of Mosul into
Hamam al-Alil and inflicted casualties on the troops. This
is a staging point for the assault on Mosul.
Some of the mujahideen attacked the regime helicopter base
Tal Afar and Hawija remain firmly in Islamic State
Constant US air activity is driving terrorized civilians out
of the city of Mosul. Hundreds flee every day.
Food, water and electricity situation in Mosul is reported
to be serious.
US air strikes and drones have killed the Mufti of IS as
well as three commanders.
In the latest drone attack by the US, 17 IS mujahideen were
IS drones, very small ones, are also hitting regime forces
on a daily basis.
Large areas of Kirkuk province and parts of Diyala are in IS
hands with strict Sharia law.
How did the Syrian War Begin?
The boy who started the Syrian war!
(Courtesy al Jazeera)
Think about it... It wasn't ISIL, nor al-Nusra, nor any
other terrorist group. It was an act of defiance, a moment
of youthful rebelliousness, if you like, that led to an
uprising which has seen more than half a million people
killed and a country torn to shreds.
It wasn't, of course, the fault of this 14-year-old boy and
his three friends who joined him in this moment of
adolescent disobedience - a prank which would have enormous
consequences beyond their understanding. But when they were
arrested by the police and tortured in a most horrendous
way, a line was crossed from which there would be no turning
When their parents and families arrived at the police
station to plead for their freedom, they were told: "Forget
these children. Go home to your wives and make some more. If
you can't manage, send us your wives and we'll do it for
Anger rose. The fuse had been lit and, when police started
randomly killing marchers in the demonstrations that
followed, armed resistance became an inevitability.
[His name is Mouawiya Syasneh and he is now a fighter for
FSA in Deraa where the revolution began.]
News Within the U.S.
Violence against women and random assaults are
Islam can change the situation.
by Sis. Aisha [Jamaat al-Muslimeen.]
New York City - A young woman, Bonnie Currie, was walking
home from the subway when a man, Kimani Stephenson, groped
her private parts and then pushed her onto the tracks. It
occurred in Greenwich Village on the 6th Avenue line. She
was helped up by three good Samaritans. Currie suffered a
broken wrist and needed surgery to repair ligament damage in
one of her shoulders.
The police made an arrest, al-humdulillah! There is
something very vicious, disdainful, and demeaning when
someone sexually assaults you and throws you away in that
However, there were people who criticized Bonnie Currie and
I knew it would happen.
The media set this woman up to be criticized. When the
incident was first being reported many of the reporters were
careful to state that Currie had been out and attacked at 4
am. Many people have criticized this woman for being out
alone at this time.
The victim responded to her no-brain critics by stating the
following: "You are part of the problem, and a big reason
why victims stay silent and attackers run free. The only
person responsible for the actions of an attack is the
attacker, end of story."
She then tried to encourage sexual assault victims by saying
the following: "Do not let random, judgmental strangers who
have no idea what they're talking about shame you into
silence," she said. "Find the strength to seek justice for
yourself and hopefully prevent your attacker from harming
others in the future. Rise up, speak out, and go take them
Kudos to her for alerting people about this sick, disturbed
man. Unfortunately, people do blame the victim in sexual
A few weeks ago, it had been reported that a young 15 year
old girl, with a propensity for running away from home, was
gang raped on FaceBook Live. It is said that forty people
watched it but, NEVER reported the crime! These rapists were
all teenage boys. A fourteen and fifteen year old boy were
arrested, two weeks ago, for their participation. I suspect
that they will reveal the others who were involved. People
have criticized this girl, who was obviously lured to the
scene by someone she trusted. She was hospitalized for her
The victim and her family have endured Online taunts and
threats. The police have been working with the State
Attorney to help relocate her family. A truly horrific
experience for them.
This country was founded on oppression and it is no surprise
that the system seems to favor the victimizers over the
(Source: NYDailyNews.com and USAToday.com)
with Thanks to Sis. Kristi
Prophet's, pbuh, great Wisdom in not appointing Ali, r.a.,
as Leader of Muslims.
by Kaukab Siddique, PhD
Dear Muslims, it was the great wisdom of the Prophet, pbuh,
that he did not appoint Ali, r.a., to any important
position, nor did he, pbuh, appoint any of the Banu Hashim,
his own tribe to any important position.
As we know, the Prophet, pbuh, loved Ali, r.a., as well as
Ali's father Abu Talib. However, in Islam, appointment of
one's own relatives is considered the root of many serious
problems which would undercut the principle of shoora which
is central to the Islamic way of life.
Love is not a consideration for appointment because it leads
to nepotism and family rule as we can see in Saudi Arabia
The Prophet, pbuh, being very close to Ali,r.a., knew that
Ali, r.a., though pious and brave did not have leadership
qualities. The Prophet, pbuh, knew this right in the
beginning of his mission. When he offered Islam to Abu Bakr,
r.a., it was accepted right away by Abu Bakr, r.a., on the
basis of his own intellectual ability.
When he offered Islam to Ali, r.a., instead of accepting it,
Ali, r.a., wanted to ask his father, Abu Talib and the
Prophet, pbuh, told Ali not to go to Abu Talib.
Remember that Abu Talib, though a good man and very helpful,
never accepted Islam and stuck to his tribal code of honor.
In fact the Prophet, pbuh, kept trying to get Abu Talib to
accept, even at the point when Abu Talib was dying. Abu
Talib still refused. He was a good man but a tribal man, not
an Islamic man.
Ali, r.a., wanting to go to Abu Talib, a kafir, to seek
advice on faith, showed that he was not an independent
thinker, but Allah blessed Ali to accept faith later that
night. [Seerat Rasul Allah by Ibn Ishaq.]
In the years of his mission, the Prophet, pbuh, made it
clear that anyone seeking a position because of being a
member of the Banu Hashim was going the wrong way.
If Ali had been made viceroy or automatic successor to the
Prophet, pbuh, there would have been no golden example for
Muslims to follow other than the example of kings and
Even then the Shia sect has put in all its resources into
projecting Ali, Fatima, Hasan and Hussain as the guarantee
holders of the path to paradise.
Once Ali, r.a., came to be in charge of a squadron of 300
fighters. He mismanaged the situation so badly by his pious
but harsh treatment that they turned against him and
complained to the Prophet, pbuh, who urged them not to treat
Ali harshly. This advice was given by the Prophet, pbuh, at
a place called Ghadeer Khum, out in the hot desert on the
way to Makka.
About 200 years later, the Shia cult fabricated stories to
add to the Ghadeer Khum advice to make it seem that
acceptance of Ali's leadership is part of the faith of
Islam. Ghadeer Khum is projected by the Shias as a gathering
even bigger than the Farewell Pilgrimage in Makka.
Imagine if the Qur'an or the Prophet, pbuh, had given any
importance to Ali, how powerful the cult of Ali would have
become. In our times Najaf and Karbala are presented by
Shias as places of pilgrimage which outdo Makka, Madina and
al-Aqsa as holy places for pilgrimage. [The Prophet, pbuh,
forbade pilgrimage to any places other thn Makka, Madina and
The Qur'an has taught that Allah chooses whom He wills and
does not choose on the basis of whom the Prophet, pbuh,
loved. Hence we see Allah choosing Abu Bakr, r.a., Umar,
r.a. Usman, r.a., , Khalid, r.a., Bilal, r.a., Muawiyyah,
r.a., and almost all the Sahabah, not on the basis of
whether the Prophet, pbuh, loved them but by Allah's
""Lo! you (O Muhammad) guide not whom you love, but Allah
guides whom He will. And He is Best Aware of those who walk
Notice that Abu Bakr, r.a., Umar, r.a., Usman, r.a., did not
appoint their sons as Caliphs to succeed . Hence forever a
pure example of Islam is available which is opposed to
kingship and family rule. Alhamdulillah!