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21 Zulqid'ah 1438 A.H.- August 13, 2017 Issue # 33, Newsletter # 1719

Hadith of the Week


Male oriented narratives were corrected by Aisha, r.a., the beloved wife of the Prophet, pbuh.

Narrated 'Aisha, r.a. : The things which annul the prayers were mentioned before me. They said, "Prayer is annulled by a dog, a donkey and a woman (if they pass in front of the praying people)." I said, "You have made us (i.e. women) dogs. I saw the Prophet praying while I used to lie in my bed between him and the Qibla. Whenever I was in need of something, I would slip away. for I disliked to face him."

(Sahih Bukhari. Book #9, Hadith #490) [Also in Sahih Muslim with slightly different wording.]

 Health Notes

Health, Spirituality, Vitality
Taught by Islam

[A ten point program.]

  1. Pray five times a day.

  2. Fast on Mondays and Thursdays.

  3. Keep one third of your stomach empty.

  4. Wash your hands thoroughly for wudu and-or after going out of your home.

  5. Brush and rinse your teeth at each wudu .

  6. Walk every day at least for half an hour or more.

  7. Drink water and a couple of dates each time you feel hungry.

  8. Eat meat as little as possible. Focus on vegetables and fruits..

  9. Love your spouse and children and look for/keep reliable friends.

  10. Spend on the needy and the Islamic activists.

[No liquor, drugs, gambling or cigarettes. Strictly avoid businesses which support Israel such as McDonalds, Starbucks, Disney, Coca Cola and Nestle . ]

 Web Statistics

New Trend's humble Web site still doing quite well.

Statistics for July only
20609 Visits.
Average of 664 daily.

Thank you Br. Rich.

Political Prisoners :



Mujahideen Defy Pakistan Army Operations. Attacks across the country.

August 12

In Quetta, a martyrdom operator hit an army vehicle, killing 15 and injuring 32. At least 8 of those killed and some of the wounded were troops. The explosion was so big that it set the entire transportation hub on fire destroying a row of vehicles.

The attack was carried out by Islamic State [IS] fighters.

In Multan, IS has claimed the death of an ISI officer, Pakistan's secret police, whose bullet ridden body has been found.

August 10.

In Upper Dir, near the Afghan frontier, 4 Pakistan army men, including a senior officer, were killed in a clashed with mujahideen. Their attacker too was killed.

In Karachi, gunmen killed two policemen, one of them a senior officer.

Earlier last month 4 policemen were killed and another 2 in another attack.

Pamphlets left at the spot indicated the emergence of a new group calling itself Ansar al-Sharia.

In Lahore, 46 people were injured in a bomb attack which set on fire hundreds of bikes, motor cycles and cars. Later 2 gunmen were found and killed.

{Sources:News International [Karachi], the Daily Dawn and Jasarat.]


Newark, Delaware

4-Page Document Given to 100 Muslims after Juma'.

Information which Major Media are Hiding from the Public.

On August 11, important information was given to 100 Muslims after juma' salat.

The people were Arab Americans, Bangladeshis, Africans, African Americans and a few Pakistanis.

The document was well received with expressions of thanks. The only negative comment came from a secularized Pakistani who said:

"You are still doing this!"

Readers might remember that last year another Pakistani, a supporter of CAIR, threatened to call Homeland Security on us!

Here is an outline of the 4-page document given to 100 Muslims today:

  1. American people are not our enemies, CAIR spreads fear and suspicion on isolated incidents.

  2. Cameroon regime using torture on Muslims falsely accused of being Boko Haram supporters.

  3. US military is arming and funding Cameroon regime against Muslims.

  4. Genocide in Mosul. Gulen subverting Turkey. Fighting in Syria and Philippines.


Palestinians are not Anti-Semitic

[Jamaat al-Muslimeen Statement.]

A small Jewish population has always existed in Palestine.

The problem has been created by the Zionist movement which uprooted 7,500,000 Palestinians from the homes and replaced them with jews.

Israel wants to extinguish the small pieces of Palestinian land which still exist in the West Bank and Gaza.

Israel continues wih its activities of occupation and terrorism because of open ended and unquestioning support from America.

Israelis should go back where they came from and the Palestinians should return to their homes.

America is using Israel to control and subjugate the Middle East.



The entire country is in turmoil after 2 Indian troops and 3 mujahideen were killed in a clash.

The people went into a frenzy of protests, demonstrating, blocking roads, shutting down businesses.

Kashmir is occupied by a huge Hindu army, the largest occupation force in the world.

The population is unarmed and those who can use weapons to fight back are very few.

When these heroic representatives of the people are killed by India, each Kashmiri takes it as a personal tragedy.

India is quite slick in propaganda. It held "elections" in Kashmir and installed a puppet "Muslim" government [not very different from what USA has done in Iraq and NATO in Afghanistan.]



Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Capital City Revisited

by Sis. Ashira Naim in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa (translated: New Flower) wears many hats in Ethiopia and in Africa in general. Here are a few:

  1. The Capital City of Ethiopia

  2. The Capital of the Continent of Africa

  3. Most populated city in the Horn of Africa (3,384,569 (2007) with yearly growth rate of 3.8%)

  4. Largest city of Ethiopia

  5. Headquarters for OAU (Organization of African Unity) now called African Union

  6. Headquarters for United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

With the descriptions above, it is easy to understand that this City is the hub of commerce, import and export, banking, developing pharmaceutical and research projects, educational institutions, medical services, etc.

We have had several years of visiting Ethiopia and landing first at Bole International Airport. Yet, it is amazing still (to one who has been raised in the west with red, yellow, green traffic lights and arrows pointing directions, etc) to see traffic flowing with NO lights. We are talking here about a lot of traffic including super large trucks, , private cars, taxis, buses, horse drawn wagons, sheep, goats, donkeys, horses, bulls, and of course, pedestrians. It has been speculated that the drivers are driving by mental telepathy. This is the inner city of Addis. And throughout this city you see men, women, and children selling goods--some from storefronts and many with makeshift stands, some carrying their goods for sale in their hands.

In juxtaposition to the inner city traffic, there are new highways constructed all along the routes from Addis to many other cities and regions. These highways look just like those in the USA with clearly marked lanes and exit signs and no animals or pedestrians crossing into the traffic. And the scenery is absolutely beautiful, clear skies, acacia trees and mountains, accompanied by light breezes, animals grazing in green pastures, farmers and farmland. Again, this is Addis.

It saddens me to say that the prosperity and growth of the City is not true for the lives of the people in general. There is an increase of homeless boys on the streets and poor men, women, and children of all faiths asking (begging) for food. It is not uncommon to see a Muslim woman fully dressed and sliding along the streets on a wooden board and some without such a board but only with shoes on her hands to pull her crippled body along the road as she begs for help. This is a very humbling sight bringing both joy for her acceptance of Islam and pain for her condition. Allahu Alem.

Brothers and Sisters, this is the rainy season here in Addis Ababa (raining almost every day). It's very cool, the streets are flooded in many parts and there is plenty of mud to travel through--for beggars and workers alike. Actually, the wet, cold, and muddy conditions in Addis and most all of Ethiopia during the rainy season effects everyone's life because everyone has to come outside for various reasons. None of this is new to these Ethiopians. The adaptability of the human being is truly witnessed here. Regardless to what happens, they "carry on." What can we do to help?

And Allah reminds us and warns us:

Al Baqara 2:177 "Righteousness is not that you turn your faces toward the east or the west, but true righteousness is in one who believes in Allah, the last day, the angels, the Book, and the prophets and gives wealth, in spite of love for it, to relatives, the orphans, the needy, the traveler, those who ask for help, and for freeing slaves...." (emphasis mine)

An Nur 24:22 "And let not those of grace and abundance swear against giving to the poor...Do you not love that Allah should forgive you? Allah is Forgiving, Merciful."

Our contributions (through Jamaat al Muslimeen) have been exhausted. We have approximately 6 weeks more in Ethiopia. If you are willing and able to make a contribution, please do so. Inshallah, we will continue our work here each year. We have gained support from helpers at 2 masajid here in Adama, Ethiopia. Alhamdullilah. Basically, the condition of the needy is the same in each town of Ethiopia. Help us to brighten the day, even if just for a moment. Allahu Alem.


  1. Holy Quran translations from

  2. Addis Ababa, National Capital, Ethiopia. Article by The Editors of Encyclopedia Britannica.



Comments on University of Virginia Clashes.
From facebook.

First two from Kaukab Siddique, third from Sis. Felicia Livingstone [editor-writer] our Christian friend from Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
"Blatant racist rally at the university of Virginia. Counter rally and clashes. Motorist rammed counter protestors killing one, injuring many others.. Emergency declared. Looks like the evil of America is rearing to come out openly. Both sides have figures from the past whom they venerate. Without Islam this country has no solution."

"People often forget that millions of people voted for Trump. This is America. Why are we shocked? However both sides are white (mostly).

The problem cannot be solved by fighting in the streets otherwise it would have been solved in the civil war when tens of thousands of whites killed each other.

The solution comes from the Quran. Malcolm X understood that.

None of these demonstrators or counterdemonstrators want our prisoners to be freed. None of them oppose the bombing and occupation of Muslim countries. None of them oppose Israel. In fact the mayor of Charlottesville is a Jew while David Duke supports Palestine. Life is not simple. Condemn racism but also offer them the Quran. Not easy, is it?"

"Have a blessed night and day my fellow Americans, family and friends. We have to figure this thing out because there's no place else to go. We must protect and respect the earth and show love and compassion for all inhabitants therein. I don't know what makes any group of people so violently angry to the point they are willing to kill. How can you have an issue with someone you don't even know? Inbred, mental illness, pure evil, call it what you will but it must be contained, if for no other reason than our children and grandchildren deserve so much more than this. Sweet dreams to one and all. Tomorrow is another day to get it right. (((MEGAHUGS)))"

[For the News aspect of this disturbing story, please look below.]

News Within the U.S.

 News within the US

Charlottesville, Virginia
Emergency Declared.
Racial Conflict Emerging at dangerous level

[courtesy] [August 12.]

Alt-right white nationalist protesters violently clashed with counter-protesters on Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia, forcing local officials to declare a state of emergency.

The "Unite the Right" demonstrators, with alt-right and neo-Nazi leanings, first made waves late Friday night when they marched on the campus grounds of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, wielding torches and chanting Nazi slogans including "blood and soil."

The protesters and their opponents clashed again on Saturday morning, ahead of a formal rally that had been scheduled to start at noon to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from Emancipation Park in downtown Charlottesville.

Reports from the scene suggested protesters may have used tear gas on counter-protesters and that members of both sides threw water bottles at each other as they packed into a local park where the rally was scheduled to occur.

August 11. A group of white nationalists sparked outrage on a college campus in Virginia on Friday after they marched with torches across campus while chanting Nazi expressions.

The demonstrators marched on the campus grounds at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville late Friday as precursor to a Saturday protest planned to publicly oppose the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

Marchers could be heard chanting slogans including "white lives matter" and "you will not replace us." Others could be heard chanting "blood and soil," a well-known Nazi rallying cry. Police eventually declared the protest an unlawful assembly and both protesters and counter protesters reported being pepper sprayed.

Some videos captured at the scene appeared to show counter protesters clashing with the white nationalists.

University of Virginia president Teresa A. Sullivan condemned the protesters in a statement issued late Friday night.

As President of the University of Virginia, I am deeply saddened and disturbed by the hateful behavior displayed by torch-bearing protestors that marched on our Grounds this evening. I strongly condemn the unprovoked assault on members of our community, including University personnel who were attempting to maintain order.

Law enforcement continues to investigate the incident, and it is my hope that any individuals responsible for criminal acts are held accountable. The violence displayed on Grounds is intolerable and is entirely inconsistent with the University's values.

Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer condemned the protest, which he called as "cowardly parade of hatred, bigotry, racism, and intolerance march down the lawns of the architect of our Bill of Rights."

Former President Thomas Jefferson founded the University of Virginia.

"Everyone has a right under the First Amendment to express their opinion peaceably, so here's mine: not only as the Mayor of Charlottesville, but as a UVA faculty member and alumnus, I am beyond disgusted by this unsanctioned and despicable display of visual intimidation on a college campus," Signer said.

University Professor Larry Sabato, a well-known political pundit who has taught at the school for years, described the events as "nauseating."

"We need an exorcism on the Lawn," he added -- referencing the area of campus where the protesters gathered.

Invitation to Think from Br.Robert Solano

 Br Robert Solano

Riba [interest] is forbidden in Islam:
This is an important reason for Hatred of
"Sharia Law" coming from Capitalists.

We live in a society where it is almost impossible to enjoy any of its cultural and economic benefits without getting involved with Riba in one way or another. Some define riba as "unjustified increment in borrowing or lending money, paid in kind or in money above the amount of loan, as a condition imposed by the lender or voluntarily by the borrower." Riba defined in this manner is called in fiqh riba alpduyun (debt usury).

We all know that riba is a concept in Islamic banking that refers to charged interest. Some in modern times have interpreted it to mean to charge excessive interest or usury and not a reasonable charge lending you use some commodity let it be a machine or cash to buy the machine. The lender is risking not getting paid pack any of the money lent and that is why they have attempted to rationalized it.

Another word in Arabic is Gharar. It is associated with uncertainty, deception and risk. Gharar is generally prohibited under Islam, as there are strict rules in Islamic finance against transactions that are highly uncertain or that may cause any injustice or deceit against any of the parties.

Islamic banking or Islamic finance or sharia compliant finance is banking or financing activity that complies with sharia (Islamic law) and its practical application through the development of Islamic economics.

So we are getting closer to talking about the conflict between Islam and the enemies of Islam. Lately there have been a great deal of attacks against "Sharia Law" and the need to prohibit it by law. Some of the local states in the United States have passed laws "against Sharia Law" and making it illegal to use it within their jurisdictions. Under Jewish law a Jew can charge interest on a loan of a non-Jew but not with a Jew. The Catholic Church for centuries prohibited the use of riba by Christians or non-Christians. This was abolished although the fathers of the Church such as Saint Thomas Aquinas, the leading scholastic theologian of the Roman Catholic Church, argued charging of interest is wrong because it amounts to a detestable act not only to man but also to Allah. Jews are strong believers in charging riba of non-Jews.

Christianity has left it up to the State in modern time to define Usury or interest in general. All see Sharia Law as an enemy of the interests' laws. And that is why there is so much hate of Sharia Law and so much propaganda trying to put it out of existence. It's all about money, said my Jewish friend.
Zionists millionaires have historically been the biggest money lenders and there is talk that they still control the industry and that is why they and Islam will never meet eye to eye.

- Br. Robert Solano lives in Texas and is a member of the Jamaat al-Muslimeen leadership team. He's conducted da'wa over the past several decades to the Hispanic community and given the Spanish translation of the Qur'an to more than 500 people.



Pakistan Must Purify Itself.
Secular, westernizing lobbies are
undermining Independence.

by Ameer al-Azeem & Qaiser Sharif

LAHORE, Aug. 13; Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Senator Sirajul Haq, has said that Pakistan came into being on the basis of Islamic ideology and the country and its ideology would live till the Doomsday.

While greeting the nation on the Independence Day, he said in his message that the living nations were always ready to offer every sacrifice for safeguarding their independence.

Sirajul Haq said that the defense of the country's geographical borders as also its ideology was a part of faith with our people. Unfortunately, he said, the Pakistani rulers, who were mental slaves of the world colonialism, were trying to demolish the Islamic identity of the country and make it a secular, liberal state. However, he said, the 200 million people of Pakistan would foil all these conspiracies.

The JI chief said that after his disqualification, Nawaz Sharif had become active to abolish the articles 62 and 63 of the constitution. He said that the 1973 constitution was a unanimously adopted constitution and its Islamic articles were a solid foundation for national unity but some people had ganged up to demolish these foundations. He said it was the duty of the nation to protect the constitution in order to keep the dishonest people and the liars away from the assemblies.

He said the Muslims of the sub continent had offered unprecedented sacrifices for the establishment of Pakistan and a similar national movement was necessary for safeguarding the constitution and for building it into a truly Islamic welfare state.

LAHORE, Aug. 13; Secretary General, Jamaat e Islami, Liaqat Baloch, has said that the nation had struggled for the restoration of the judges and it would also fight for the supremacy of the judiciary. He was addressing the participants of the JI central workshop at Mansoora.

Liaqat Baloch said the whole world knew that Nawaz Sharif had been disqualified but Nawaz Sharif was still going around and questioning how had he been disqualified.

He said that Pakistan emerged as an independent state seventy years ago but the Pakistani nation was still not free from the clutches of the secular lobby loyal to the British. Self centered rulers had deprived the masses of their real freedom.

Liaqat Baloch said that freedom was a great blessing and nations which did not value and protect their freedom were doomed to fall into slavery.

He said that nature had blessed this country with abundant resources. He said that China was a great and sincere friend and the CPEC was a golden opportunity for development of the entire region. However, he said the elite ruling the country was in the habit of blindly obeying US dictation while America was trying hard for the supremacy of India in the region.

He reiterated the JI demand for spreading the accountability net to all the plunderers and the recovery of their ill gotten wealth.

Siraj visits house of killed child

Lahore, Aug. 13: Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Senator Sirajul Haq, has slated the callousness of the organizers of the ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's rally who had left the twelve year old child unattended after he was hit by their car near Gujrat. He was talking to the media at Lalamusa after visiting the house of the unfortunate child on Sunday. He offered his condolences to the bereaved family.

Sirajul Haq said that the death of the child after being hit by the car on roadside was a tragedy but the greater tragedy was that the participants of the rally did not bother to shift the injured child to a hospital. He said this amply reflected the mindset of the elite who did not consider the poor as human beings.
He demanded that the responsibility of the child death be fixed and the bereaved family be compensated fully.

War News

 War News


Marawi City still under IS Control

It's day 83 but the commercial area of Marawi is still under a small force of IS affiliates.
On August 11, a dozen young fighters slunk into the city by boat in a rain storm to reinforce the Islamic defense.
The Filipino president is at a loss. His air force has destroyed most of the city.


Iranian-shia-Hizb forces suffer heavy losses. Ferocious Clashes with Islamic State.

Russian Bombing of Damascus Suburbs.
American Bombing of Raqqa. SDF Advance Stalled.

[This segment covers news from August 7 to August 13.]


August 12: A large regime force including its best overseas helpers were moving rapidly towards the city of al-Sukhnah, the last city controlled by IS in Homs province, when it was slaughtered by a series of human bombers launched by IS. SIXTY THREE regime troops were killed [including 14 officers.]

This is how the Syrian Observatory described it:

"63 at least including 14 officers, was the number of members of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them of Syrian, Lebanese, Iraqi, Iranian and Afghani nationalities whose deaths was documented."

Al-Sukhnah came under heavy Russian bombing and Iranian artillery fire. The IS declared that it was leaving the city. It was a ruse.

Lebanese Hizb-Shia militias-Assad elites trying to move into Raqqa province were stopped at the borders of the city of Madan owing to stiff Islamic State resistance. Heavy bombing by Russian jets and Assad helicopters enabled the regime to advance to the villages near Madan but there the regime is stalled.

The SDF [Kurdish Communist] forces with US air support were much more successful. They broke into al-Raqqa city itself and seemed to be rushing to victory. However they have been brought to an abrupt halt by human bombers and snipers and have not been able to move for the whole week despite US air support which targets any IS movement.

Most of the civilian population has rapidly left al-Raqqa, heading to countryside north of al-Raqqa and south to IS territory.

An Alawite-Lebanese Hizb armored column moving from the Homs province towards DEi ez Zor province came under Islamic State five human bomber attacks. SOHR has documented 48 elite regime troops killed [including five officers] and many more wounded.

So this advance towards the IS stronghold has fizzled out though IS also lost 30 killed. [With no air force, tanks or long range artillery available to it IS suffers heavily to be able to fight back.]


A Serious Setback for Pro-Iran Forces.
Masses of Shia troops moving to Tal Afar.
Stepped up US & Regime Air strikes.

August 9: Serious setback for Iran-backed heavily armed Shi'ite militia occurred on the Iraq-Syria border. At least 68 troops were killed in mujahideen attack, many others wounded. The Shias were had bypassed Tal Afar when the mujahideen hit them late at night in the desert. The regime tried to cover up with disinformation but now videos have come out showing the force's vehicles burning.

[Videos of the attack issued by IS can be seen on Kurdistan 24 TV.]

Finally the Shi'ites admitted that it was a ground attack. Looks like they did not know that mujahideen who left Mosul are st...ill operational and hit them from behind. . Here is the regime press release minimizing the losses:

"According to the deputy leader of Kattaib Sayeed Al Shuhadaa, Ahmed Al Maksousi, they were hit by artillery fire in Syria's Jamouna area, about 12 kilometres from the Iraqi border.

He said the attack was launched from somewhere close to Mosul, recently recaptured by Iraqi forces from the ISIL, and was followed by an on-the-ground assault. Forty militiamen were killed and at least 30 wounded, he said, vowing, "This act will not go unpunished." '

Shia Troops killed in IS Raid. [August 10]

Anbar ( Nine personnel of the Shia-led paramilitary troops were killed, while six others were wounded in an armed attack in western Anbar, BasNews reported.

"Islamic State militants attacked the defense line in Okashat region using all kinds of weapons, leaving nine personnel of al-Hashd al-Shaabi [Popular Mobilization Units] killed and six others profoundly wounded. Three of the troops' vehicles were destroyed," a source from the Anbar Operations Command said on Thursday.

American base set up just outside Tal Afar. 30 Tanks, 190 AV [August 9]

Tal Afar ( U.S. forces have erected a military base near Islamic State's last stronghold in Nineveh to support imminent Iraqi operations to retake the area, an army official said Wednesday.

Lit. Col. Mahdi al-Khafaji, an official in charge of heavy machinery at the Iraqi army, told Anadolu Agency that the establishment of the base came after consultations by U.S. and Iraqi troops last Friday in Mosul.

Engineering teams are done with 50 percent of work at the base, according to Khafaji, who revealed that special U.S. troops and advisers had arrived to the site in armored vehicles.

Col. Ahmed al-Jubouri, from the Iraqi Joint Operations Command (JOC) told the agency that current works were concentrated on preparing the runway for military aeroplanes that are supposed to provide logistic backing for the operations. He added that several JOC troops had arrived to the facility, including nearly 30 tanks, 190 armored vehicles, 100 tractors, 200 minesweepers and other equipment.

Racist Shia incident against Black African. [July 25]

Baghdad ( Sudan summoned late Monday the Iraqi envoy in Khartoum to protest the abuse of one of its citizens by Iraqi security members, the Sudanese foreign ministry said.

Ministry spokesperson Qaribullah Khedr said Iraqi charge d'affairs, Mohamed Samer, was informed of Sudan's protest to the torture of an Iraqi citizen residing in Basra.
Social media users have recently shared a video on a wide scale showing Iraqi police manhandling Mossa al-Bashir, a Sudanese, in the southern Basra province. The man was whacked, had his beard burned and his right leg broken. Shortly before the incident, the man left hospital where he was being treated for a gunshot he had sustained during armed brawls.


Please convey my salaams to the Prophet
Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam

by Asma Bint Shameem

"Please convey my salaams to the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) when you go and visit Madeenah." That's what they said to me as I was leaving for Hajj this year.
Some even said, "Take my name personally and say so-and-so has sent you the salaams, O Prophet of Allaah."

And it wasn't just a few who requested this. Many, many people asked me to do so.
I also know that it was out of sheer love and utmost respect for the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) that they said this.

But my dear brother/sister in Islaam, I have to tell you that this is an action that is not prescribed in the Sharee'ah.

Now, I am not saying that sending blessings and salaams on the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam)itself is bad.
Surely it is one of the best and most virtuous of deeds and one of the most beloved of deeds to Allaah and of course, we should send salaams on the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) all the time, as much as we can. And Allaah will send blessings on you in return tenfold. That is surely good.

What is wrong is telling a person traveling to Madeenah to convey your salaams to him (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam).
Did you know that your salaams will reach him (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) no matter where you are, whether you are standing in front of his grave in Madeenah or you are thousands of miles away in the U.S.?

The Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said:
"Send blessings upon me for your greeting will reach me no matter where you are." (Abu Dawood--saheeh by al-Albaani)
And he (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said: "Allaah has angels who go around on earth, conveying to me the salaam of my ummah." (al-Nasaa'i--saheeh by al-Albaani)

So, it doesn't really matter whether you are in the privacy of your home or in the midst of the market place, or if you are a bedouin living in Madeenah or an astronaut flying in space. If you send salaams on the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam), he will receive them.

Besides, wouldn't you like to send your salaams personally to the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) instead of sending it through somebody who may forget? Or he may not convey the salaams with that love and respect you would like him to?

Think about it.
 Think Smart

When someone really special is coming, you would surely want to go meet him personally rather than just sending somebody else on your behalf, right?
Then, wouldn't you want the angels to convey your special and personal salaams to him?

And who is a better and more trustworthy carrier than the angels?

How do we know it is wrong?
 I Love The Sunnah

We know it is wrong because it was not the practice of the Sahaabah or the righteous people after them to convey the salaams of each other at the grave of the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) every time one of them visited Madeenah. If it was something good, surely, the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam)would have taught the Sahaabah to do that or he would have given us instructions to do so. But the fact of the matter is that he (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) instructed us to do quite the opposite.

He (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said, "Do not take my grave as a place of festivity (which you visit repeatedly). Send blessings upon me for your greeting will reach me no matter where you are." (Abu Dawood)

Shaykh Ibn 'Uthaymeen said: "If you send salaam upon him (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) from the farthest ends of the earth, your salaam will reach him, because Allaah has appointed angels who travel about the earth, and if anyone sends salaams upon the Messenger (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam), they convey that salaam to the Messenger (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam). So if we say now, "O Allaah, send blessings and peace upon the Messenger of Allaah," our salaam will be transmitted to him. In prayer we say, "Al-salaamu 'alayka ayyuha'l-nabiyyu wa rahmat-Allaahi wa barakaatuhu (Peace be upon you, O Prophet, and the mercy of Allaah and His blessings)," and the salaam is transmitted to him... "

Shaykh 'Abd al-Rahmaan ibn Naasir al-Barraak, a member of faculty in the Imam Muhammad ibn Sa'ood Islamic University, said: "There is no basis for sending salaams to the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) with one who is traveling to Madeenah. It was not the habit of the righteous salaf of the Sahaabah (may Allaah be pleased with them), Taabi'een or scholars to send salaams in this manner, and no such thing has been narrated...."

Shaikh Ibn Baaz said: "Based on this, sending salaams to the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) as an act or worship is an innovation (bid'ah). In fact it is not prescribed to send salaam to anyone who is deceased, rather salaams are to be said to the dead by one who visits him (his grave)..."

(Majmoo' Fataawa al-Shaykh Ibn Baaz, 23/416, 417)

We need to realize, my dear brother/sister, that sending blessings and peace upon our Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam is one of the noblest acts of worship and obedience, yet out of His Great Mercy and Immense Bounties, Allaah Subhaanahu wa Ta'ala has made it so easy for us to do so, whenever we want, and to do that a great deal, from any spot on earth.

So take advantage of that blessing and make the most of this Mercy.And next time, when you want to send your salaams and blessings on your beloved Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam), don't wait for anyone going to Madeenah.

Just say Allaahumma Salli 'ala Muhammad from the bottom of your heart.....with utter love and devotion....and the angels will be honored to carry this piece of love to him and convey your salaams to him and he will surely receive it. Guaranteed

2017-08-13 Sun 22:04:31 ct