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14 Zulqidah 1438 A.H.- August 6, 2017 Issue # 32, Newsletter # 1718

Hadith of the Week


Speak-up When You Should Concerning Allah.

Abu Sa'eed al-Khudri reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said: "Let not one of you belittle himself" They said, "O Messenger of Allah, how can any one of us belittle himself?"

The Prophet said: "He finds a matter regarding Allah about which he should speak up but he does not. Allah the Exalted will say to him on the Day of Resurrection: What prevented you from speaking up about such a matter? He will say: It was out of fear of the people. Allah will say: Rather, it is I who deserved to be feared".

Source: Sunan Ibn Majah 4008

 Breaking News

Mosque Hit. No Injuries.
Non-Muslims Show Support
Bloomington, Minnesota
August 5.

"Preliminary investigation indicates the explosion was caused by a destructive device in violation of federal law," the FBI's Minneapolis division said on Twitter.

"When officers and fire personnel arrived, what they found there was some smoke, some damage to the building, but no one was injured," Police Chief Jeff Potts said at a news conference broadcast by local media.

Several other area religious leaders joined members of the mosque on Saturday to express support.

"It's a tragedy that we have to gather here today," Curtiss DeYoung, executive director of the Minnesota Council of Churches, told reporters. "We are here showing solidarity and support for Muslims, not only in this center but Muslims across our state and our country that are under these kind of attacks."



Jamaat al-Muslimeen Washington, DC

Eight-page document covering issues important for Muslims.

August 4: The Islamic Center on Massachusets Avenue attracts a great diversity of Muslims from embassies of 30 Muslim countries as well as local converts to Islam.

Outside the Center, on the sidewalk, a pro-Iran group led by Imam al-Asi challenges the status quo.

The crowd was much smaller than usual but we were still able to give an 8-page Jamaat al-Muslimeen document to 132 Muslims from many countries.

Here is an outline of the contents of the 8-page document.

  1. Rallies in Turkey for al-Aqsa mosque. (Prof. S. Kurter)

  2. &
  3. America's dog culture (Sis. Abida Rahmani.)

  4. &
  5. &
  6. Mass murder of civilians in Mosul and Aleppo compared to destruction of German cities in World War 2. (Br. Kaukab)

  7. Latest war news from Iraq, Syria.

  8. How to attain khushoo [humility] in prayers. (Sis. Yasmin)

Political Prisoners :

 Local Outreach

Masjid Ihsan, Baltimore, MD

August 4.

In the north west of Baltimore, Masjd Ihsan is the only masjid in the city which was built from the ground up. It's the achievement of the African American community.

Much of the time after juma was spent in conversations with old acquaintances. However, copies of a 4-page Jamaat al-Muslimeen document was given to 55 people. Here is an outline of its contents:

  1. Cameroon torturing Muslims to suppress support for Boko Haram.

  2. American people are not our enemies. [Br. Kaukab.]

  3. Mosul: Genocide by US-backed Shias.

  4. Turkey, Philippines, Egypt, Syria.


Yazidi Leader Visits "Israel."

Main Source of anti-IS propaganda

August 3 Iraqi news: On July 27, top Yazidi activist Nadia Murad wrapped up on Tuesday a five-day visit to Israel which was organized by IsraAID humanitarian organization; the Combat Genocide Association; and the Israel office of the Society for International Development (SID).

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Bring Rulers flying high down on earth for corruption
by Ameer al-Azeem and Qaisar Sharif

LAHORE, Aug. 6; Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Senator Sirajul Haq, has said that the JI's campaign against corruption had compelled the rulers flying high in the air to come down among the masses at the G.T. road.

Speaking at an international seminar for the delegates from over twenty countries at Mansoora on Sunday, he said the need of the hour was to widen the accountability net and bring to the dock all those named in the Panama leaks and the elite getting their bank loans written off. He urged the Supreme Court to devise a permanent and effective mechanism for accountability and the recovery of the ill gotten wealth of the plunderers. He said if the public money estimated around 375 billion dollars lying abroad was brought to the country, the masses could be provided basic facilities of education and health besides employment for thousands of the youth.

Sirajul Haq said that the country was being ruled by a few families as political parties had turned into personal properties. However, he said, the country would not develop without real democracy.

He said that overseas Pakistanis were remitting 22 billion dollars annually and they had the right to have a say in the country's policies. He said it the overseas Pakistanis were not given the right to vote in the next elections, the elections would not be complete.

Sirajul Haq said that the JI leadership had held meetings with the delegates from abroad for three days and had decided to highlight the Kashmir issue at world level.

He further that neither the PPP nor the PML(N) government had framed any policy for the overseas Pakistanis that could have encouraged the immigrants. He said that the overseas Pakistanis were helpless notwithstanding the Pakistani embassies abroad.

To a question from the media, the JI chief said that the verdict of the court must be respected. He said that those refusing to bow to the court verdict were weakening the judiciary and paving way for dictatorship. However, he said that the nation firmly stood by the judiciary.

Sirajul Haq decried the resort to abuses and foul language in politics and said neither Islam nor our traditions allowed that.

JI Secretary General, Liaqat Baloch, Hafiz Muhammad Idrees and Abdul Ghaffar Aziz and some foreign delegates also spoke on the occasion.

LAHORE, Aug. 6: Secretary General, Jamaat e islami, Liaqat Baloch, has said that the former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif might be having many secrets in his bosom but the JIT had made public all the facts.

Addressing the Ulema at Mansoora on Sunday, he further said that the incompetence and corruption of the government itself had opened the door for the interference of the state institutions and added that this should be lesson for the democratic forces.

Liaqat Baloch said that the JI believed in having good relations with the Muslim world and the European countries for the promotion of human values, the democratic system and the respect and honour of the country and the nation.

He said the Pakistanis working abroad were the country's ambassadors in foreign lands and they should have the right to vote. He said it was unfortunate that the parliamentary committee on the subject had not agreed on this point.

 Gomer Pyle

Israeli Grandfather Who Believed his Family had been "Wiped Out" in the Holocaust Discovers 500 Relatives.

August 3.

War News

 War News

Attack on Iraq Regime Embassy in Kabul.

July 31. A gunfight went on for 4 hours after an Islamic
State 4 -man unit broke into the Iraqi regime embassy in Kabul

Seven Kabul policemen and 2 embassy guards were killed along with the 4 IS gunmen.

[Kabul regime reporting is very self-contradictory. It admits that the gunmen broke into the embassy and fought security forces for 4 hours but then claims only one policeman was injured. Witnesses say they saw policemen lying dead in the street.]

Hard core ISIS affiliates holding on to center of Marawi city.

On August 4 President Duterte visited army units beseiging Marawi city after their failure to drive out the mujahideen. He promised them big rewards.

The latest assault on Marawi by the army has failed. Along with 350 injured the death toll of troops (offocial) now is 116.

The city has been destroyed by the air force. Several hundred fighters have been killed and most have gone back to their villages though a core group, including leaders, remain in Marawi.

Muslims Don't Want to Believe What the US-backed regime did in Mosul.

Here are 4 aspects of the latest situation in Iraq as the war continues.

US air force is actively bombing IS positions across Iraq.
[Headings are NTs. Content theirs.]

Kuwaiti Media Men don't want to believe the Genocide they saw.

IRBIL, Aug 6 (KUNA) -- A Kuwaiti media delegation, representing chief editors of a number of Kuwait newspapers and Kuwait Journalists Association (KJA), visited the Iraqi city of Mosul after its recent liberation from the grips of the so-called Islamic State (IS).

"No words can describe what was seen in Mosul, except for 'tragedy' on all levels," said Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) Deputy Director General for Editorial Affairs and Editor-In-Chief Saad Al-Ali.

The delegation is among the first Gulf and Arab media groups to visit the city after liberation, and was briefed with the destruction in Mosul, especially the 'Old City' and archaeological sites.

Despite the victory over terrorism, Mosul has paid much for it and there needs time to rebuild, he said.

"We congratulate the Iraqi people on the victory against terrorism on the one hand, and on the other, we regret what we saw," Al-Ali said.

Tal Afar Preparing for Massive Shia assault
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) - The Islamic State (IS) has begun digging trenches in Tal Afar as Iraqi security forces prepare to launch a major offensive against the group.

The extremist group has reportedly started forming a defensive line to hold one of their last remaining strongholds in Iraq, according to local media and sources.

IS recently lost Mosul, their de facto capital and major stronghold in Iraq, as Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory against the jihadist group in the city on July 10.

The militant group's leadership has warned its fighters of an "imminent assault" on Tal Afar following Iraqi army officials announcing their plans to advance in the area, local sources said.

Tal Afar, located about 40 kilometers (25 miles) west of Mosul, is one of the remaining cities in Iraq still under IS control.

Sources close to the city said the trenches are being built "to de-escalate military advances" by the Iraqi army.

Guerrilla Warfare Continues.
Kirkuk ( An explosive device went off on Sunday south of Kirkuk, killing and wounding four members of the Kurdish Peshmerga troops.

A security source was quoted by Mawazin news website saying that the bomb exploded at Daqouq region, south of the province, killing and wounding four Peshmerga members.

Islamic State militants continue to step up attacks against security forces even after they lost their biggest stronghold in Iraq.

Many Africans Support ISIS. Mourning in Sudan.
August 5.Mosul ( A senior Sudanese member of the Islamic State has been killed during recent offensives by Iraqi forces designed to clear of Mosul from militants, media sources said.

Ali Abdel-Ma'arouf (aka Abu al-Asbat Al-Sudani), was the head of the group's prisons and a top legislator for the extremist group in Mosul, according to Sudan Tribune.

"According to the sources, Abdel-Ma'arouf's family has set up a mourning tent in Shambat suburb in Khartoum North to receive condolences on the death of their son," the website said.

Al-Sudani had joined the group in Iraq two years earlier, becoming a leading trainer for jihadists on martial arts and weapons, being a former player and trainer of Shinjimasu Karate, according to Sudan Tribune.

Sudan's Ministry of Interior said in 2015 that nearly 70 Sudanese joined IS in Libya and Syria.

The paper says that experts, however, put the number at as high as 150, with 35 killed in Iraq and Syria and 20 in Libya.


Russia taking over Assad Regime. Heavy US air attacks. Population Exchanges. Iranians-Lebanese Hizb Advancing.

July 30-August 6. {Reuters, Guardian and SOHR]
Russian troops are defending a key sector of Damascus. Assad's capital was in danger as al-Nusra forces emerged at close range.

Lebanese Hizb and Assad's elite forces fired all they had at FSA and al-Rahman corp in the Ain Terma and Jobar [suburbs of Damascus]., firing 150 ground to ground missiles in 72 hours. No results.

A large Lebanese Hizb and Assadi force is deploying for a big offensive in the Hama area.

East of Homs, under Russian air cover, the Hizb-Alawite forces were advancing across the desert to capture al-Sukhanah but ran into IS resistance and are now stuck in the desert.

Another Hizb-Iranian tank force is trying to find a way into Deir ez Zor province which is under the Islamic State though in the city itself Assad's best general has been holding out for months, supplied by the Russian air force.

Near Aleppo, FSA supported by Turkey is clashing with SDF [communist Kurds].

On the Lebanese border, Lebanese Hizb attacks on Muslim towns were beaten back by al-Nusra. However bombing and artillery have smashed civilian facilities and looks like a population transfer is taking place from the Lebanese border [near Arsal] to al-Nusra held towns in the north west.

The American air force is hammering away at the IS capital of al-Raqqa. Civilian casualties are rising steadily along with IS casualties as the daily bombing continues.
SDF Kurdish forces have entered al-Raqqa and are steadily advancing under US air cover. However the IS resistance is increasing. IS has withdrawn its

elite foreign fighters to Deir ez Zawr and left the defense to hard core Syrian and Iraqi supporters of IS.

[The Communist Kurds have published info about the death of two Americans and one British fighter who came under IS fire as they advanced with the Kurds.They had volunteered to fight IS.]

News Within the U.S.

 News within the US

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Why are many women behaving like Sluts?
[Frank advice from our Facebook friend.]
by Felicia Livingstone [Writer, Editor]

I've never seen so many loose women in society as now. Women are having sex with men they can't stand just to keep their lights on and rent paid. Their bodies are basically trash cans for men to deposit whatever and have their way. Since when is a sex act the equivalent of a new hairdo or a manicure? Too often we sell ourselves short and forget that we are the prize. We shouldn't run behind a man. Let him find you.

You decide which man is worthy of letting in. Hold your head high. Be a class act at all times. If you let every man in who wants to be there, not only will you be worn out but the right man deserves more than a woman who's been had by the whole community. Respect yourself. If you dress, speak and act like a whore, you can't expect him to treat you like anything else. Know your worth. Don't fear holding out for the right one or being alone. When God has finished molding him into what you need him to be, he will appear. That is worth waiting for.

Looks like a Homo Murder and Mutilation. "Domestic Dispute!"
What do you think?

Chicago police were preparing to interrogate two university officials who were arrested in California on Friday and charged with a fatal July stabbing that investigators believe stemmed from a domestic dispute.

Northwestern University professor Wyndham Lathem and Andrew Warren, an employee of Britain's Oxford University, are in custody in California and are expected to be transported to Illinois in the coming days, Chicago police spokesman Frank Giancamilli said on Saturday.

He declined to provide details on why police believe the two men killed Trenton Cornell Duranleau in Chicago on July 27.

"At this point, we're just saying it's domestic in nature," Giancamilli said. "We have a few theories but don't want to comment until we talk to them."

Lathem, an associate professor of microbiology and immunology, sent family and friends a video apologizing for the slaying, police said.

He surrendered in Oakland, California, and Warren was arrested in nearby San Francisco, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.

Authorities had been in touch earlier in the week with Lathem's family and a lawyer, who helped negotiate his peaceful surrender, said Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal Frank Conroy.

Info on the victim from CBS

Cornell-Duranleau, 26, moved to Chicago from the Grand Rapids, Michigan, area after receiving his cosmetology license.

Guglielmi [Police spokesman] told CBS, Chicago officers were called to the scene to conduct a well-being check after an anonymous caller reported a possible crime in the professor's 10th floor apartment.

Guglielmi told CBS Chicago officers found a "very gruesome" crime scene inside, and said the victim was "savagely murdered." Guglielmi told the station the victim's genitals were mutilated.

Surveillance video shows the two suspects leaving the building the night of the slaying, he said.
Their relationship to Cornell-Duranleau is unclear, but Lathem and the victim are listed as friends on Facebook. Former co-workers described him to CBS Chicago as a kind and energetic person, as well as a skilled hair stylist.

Chris Kenning []Aug 5th 2017(Reuters)

New York

He did not Bow down, so he gets terminated. Does Kaepernick Deserve Such Treatment?
by Sis. Aisha [Jamaat al-Muslimeen]

New York City - New York sports radio is abuzz about former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick's possibly being snubbed by NFL teams. He was a great quarterback just a few short years ago but, no one seems to want to sign him, now. He has had his struggles on the field but, wow! What did he do to deserve having his career terminated?!!!

Here are three serious crimes for which the criminals' careers were not terminated.

Did he:
- Did he show his disgust for a particular female doctor by holding her down and rubbing his genitals in her face? No! That was Peyton Manning who, in spite of this egregious act, went on to become a 1998 NFL #1 pick and now people are saying he will enter the Hall of Fame on the first ballot!

- Throw a woman down the stairs in a fit of rage? No! That was Lawrence Phillips who, owing to media efforts, went from a possible #1 NFL pick to a dismal #6, in the 1996 draft. He would later take his own life while serving a 30+ year sentence for assaults, in several cases. He was also charged in the murder of his cellmate, which could have meant the death penalty.

- Get accused a raping an inebriated woman? No! That was Jameis Winston, who also went on to become a #1 NFL pick in the 2015 draft.

Well, what could Colin Kaepernick have done to draw the ire of the league but, most importantly, its fans?

He knelt down on bended knee and refused to partake in the ceremony saluting the American flag! This was his protest against the social injustice perpetrated by law enforcement against people of African-descent.

Now, there are people calling in to stations saying that is unfair. It is a rather extreme to punish someone and prevent him from supporting himself simply because of a socio-political stance on injustice. But, that is the American Way and always has been.

If Kaepernick was unprepared for this backlash then, shame on him. If he were an out-of-this-world quarterback, maybe Kaepernick would have no problem finding a team....or not. The real reason for his not being in the NFL is a fear of fan backlash.

The American flag is the symbol for the White supremacist myths. Any public school history teacher will tell you what the colors on the American flag represent:

White = For the European race, although some will say it means purity. (Positive word association with "white" is another trick used to promote White supremacist beliefs).

Blue = The color of the ocean they (Europeans) sailed to get here.
Red = The blood they shed to live as free people on this land.
People also treat the American flag like a deity. It is a standard custom and law to salute the flag before major events but, suggesting prayer in schools or putting Biblical messages on government buildings can get you sued.
With such bassackward logic, It is no wonder why America is in such a downward spiral.



If you Help the Ummah, Allah will help you.
[With thanks to Sis. Yasmin.]

Abu Huraira (Radi' Allahu anhu) reported:

Allah's Messenger (Sall'Allahu Alaihi Wasallam) as saying... ' He who alleviates the suffering of a believer out of the sufferings of the world...Allah would alleviate his suffering from the sufferings of the Day of Resurrection and he who finds relief for one who is hard pressed...Allah would make things easy for him in the Hereafter. ...and he who conceals (the faults) of a Muslim, Allah would conceal his faults in the World and in the Hereafter.

ALLAH is at the back of a servant so long as the servant is at the back of his brother, and he who treads the path in search of Knowledge Allah would make that part easy leading to Paradise for him...

Those people who assemble in the house among the houses of ALLAH {Masjids} ...and recite the Book of Allah and they learn and teach the 'Qur'an'... there would descend upon them Tranquility, and Mercy would cover them, and the Angels would surround them... and Allah makes a mention of them in the presence of those near Him!

Alhamdullilah... and he who is slow-paced in doing good deeds~ his (high) descent does not make him go ahead.'

[Source : Sahih Muslim : Book # 35~ Kitab Al-Dhikr H # 6518]

My 'Salaams' to All
~ Sis Yasmin.

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