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24 Jamada al-Awwal 1439 A.H.- February 11 2018 Issue # 6, Newsletter # 1745

Hadith of the Week

Avoid Doubtful Matters:
Don't Debate Matters in Which the Law is Not Clear.

An-Nu'man ibn Basheer reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, "Verily, the lawful is clear and the unlawful is clear, and between the two of them are doubtful matters about which many people do not know. Thus, he who avoids doubtful matters clears himself in regard to his religion and his honor, and he who falls into doubtful matters will fall into the unlawful as the shepherd who pastures near a sanctuary, all but grazing therein. Verily, every king has a sanctum and the sanctum of Allah is his prohibitions. Verily, in the body there is a piece of flesh which if upright then the entire body is upright, and if corrupt then the entire body is corrupt. No doubt it is the heart."

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 52, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1599

[With thanks to Sis. Kristi]


Reaching out to Pakistani Americans.
Jamaat al-Muslimeen Document given to 100 after Juma'

On February 9, in Catonsville, Maryland, a 6-page Jamaat al-Muslimeen document was given to 100 Muslims after juma'

This is a 100% Pakistani mosque. Even the khutba is given in Urdu although they call it "waaz." [They have a "khutba masnuna" in Arabic for less than 5 minutes.]

The masjid was absolutely packed but the people are very friendly.

Here is an outline of the 6-page document:

  1. &
  2. Critique of Ghamidi's views on Maulana Maudoodi by Kaukab Siddique

  3. Syria: FSA joins Turkish forces+ISIS hitting both Assad forces & SDF+Russian-Iranian bombing/shelling of civilian areas.

  4. Afghanistan: Series of Taliban attacks +USA bombing IS.

  5. Khutba on How to study the Qur'an by Kaukab Siddique

  6. Case of baby Zainab in Pakistan: Misuse & Abuse of tragedy. [New Trend Observer]

Political Prisoners :

Civil Discord Show

 Breaking News

EGYPT permitted Israel to Attack Islamic State.

Once or twice a week, Israeli jets, helicopters and drones have been attacking Islamic State {ISIS] fighters in the Sinai. This is Egyptian territory but General Sissi urged Israel to attack IS because Egyptian forces wwre being hit hard by IS.

About 100 Israeli strikes have been carried out over a year and were kept hidden by Sissi. The number of people killed by the Israelis is not fully known but it is said to be in the hundreds.

[Source BBC and others.]

Latest: Egyptian army launched a major offensive against ISIS on February 10.


Two Recently Discovered Asteroids Pass by Earth!

Just days after the "Super Bowl" an asteroid passed Earth on Sunday; another space rock buzzed by much, much closer on Friday at around 10:30 am.

Asteroid 2018 CB safely whizzed by our planet at a distance of about 39,000 miles (64,000 kilometers). NASA estimates the asteroid to be between 50 and 130 feet (15 and 40 meters) across.

The larger Asteroid 2002 AJ129 generated a lot of hype before it passed at a safe distance of about 2.6 million miles (4.2 million kilometers), right around the same time the big game kicked off on Sunday. Part of the reason it got so much attention is that astronomers saw it coming.

The smaller, closer asteroid, 2018 CB, was just spotted for the first time a few days before whizzing by.

"Although 2018 CB is quite small, it might well be larger than the asteroid that entered the atmosphere over Chelyabinsk, Russia, almost exactly five years ago, in 2013," said Paul Chodas, manager of NASA's Center for Near-Earth Object Studies. "Asteroids of this size do not often approach this close to our planet -- maybe only once or twice a year."

You may recall that the Chelyabinsk bolide exploded when it hit the atmosphere above Russia, creating a shock wave that blew out numerous windows on the ground.
2018 CB also comes on the heels of another recently discovered asteroid, 2018 CC, which came within 114,000 miles (184,000 kilometers) of us on Tuesday.



According to reports, large swaths of Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger are now in control of armed Islamic groups led by al-Qaida. French and regime troops cannot enter many areas. This information is connected to an appeal to the Pope by a Columbian nun who has been kidnaped in Mali. Western and local regimes cannot reach her, so she appeals to the Pope. There is a good chance that she will be released as a number of other hostges have been ransomed.



Abbas Regime changing Policy on Resistance,

On February 5, a 19-year old Palestinian, using a knife, killed an Israeli Rabbi who was the central figure among a settler group occupying Palestinian territory. The occupation forces are looking for him.

Meanwhile in Jenin, the entire city is mourning Jarrar, a Palestinian youth who was killed by the occupiers and his home blown up in an Israeli missile attack.

The Palestinian Authority [led by Abbas] is now hailing Jarrar as a martyr and his father as "the Lion and his cub." The father was killed by the Jews 20 years back when Jarrar was a baby.

PAKISTAN Editorial

 Pakistan Flag

The Case of Mashal Khan. An attempt to legitimize Blasphemy.
Is it okay to attack Islam and Pakistan under Guise of Freedom of Expression?

by New Trend's Pakistan Observer.

Mashal Khan was a student at Abdul Wali Khan University in Mardan, Pakistan. He and a number of bloggers subtly and carefully started attacking Islam. The attacks were not direct. They were in the guise of attacking "extremism" which is a term used by the government to delegitimize its Islamic opposition.

In Pakistan, Islam is too strong to be attacked directly. The westernizers are following a policy of gradual denigration. The government did nothing to stop Mashal Khan. He was emboldened by the silence of the government to the protests of Islamic students.

Mashal then graduated to attacking various prophets and their stories mentioned in the Qur'an.

The protests of the student body became vociferous. The government seemed to be letting him go on with his activity. The overall attitude of the Pakistani power structure has been to water down Pakistan's religious orientation.

Finally Mashal Khan resorted to blatant blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad, pbuh. The authorities and the pro-West media claimed that he was merely directing attention to corruption within the university. The ploy did not work. The blasphemy has been documented by being posted on face book.

In Pakistan, there is consensus among all schools of Islamic thought that blasphemy against the Prophet, pbuh, is an invitation to genocide against the Islamic people of Pakistan. The country is based on the honor of the Prophet, pbuh, and there is no compromise possible on it if Pakistan is to be an Islamic State.

All the students of the university, including Mashal's friends were united in saying that he was indulging in blasphemy which is punishable by death in Sharia and in Pakistani law. . Still the authorities paid no attention.

Finally in April of this year, the entire student body cornered Mashal and one of the students shot him dead. The man who did it was quite open about it and the shooting was captured on video.

In the months which followed, the regime arrested scores of students. The shooter was sentenced to death, five were given life sentences and 25 were given 5 years imprisonment. Another 53 were acquitted.

On February 8, crowds of people converged on Mardan to congratulate the students who had been acquitted. Sweets were distributed to their families.

On February 9, thousands of people gathered to demand that those who were convicted should be released. The protest rallies are supported by Tehreeke Khatme Nabuwwat, Jamiat Ulema e Islam and Jamaate Islami.

We don't know what will happen next. The secularists who have become rulers are, step by step, opening the doors for blasphemy. If the Prophet, pbuh, is insulted and ridiculed with impunity, the very concept of the SACRED will be erased from this Islamic Republic.

War News

 War News


Syria Splitting into Three? Huge Massacre inflicted by Shia regime. American Bombing of Regime troops. Israeli Strikes. Turkish Strikes.

February 7-11 . Around Damascus, in five days of bombing and shelling, the Shia-Alawite regime killed more than 265 civilians including 51 children and 55 women . [Syrian Observatory figures.].Towns targeted around Damascus are the Islamic opposition strongholds of Douma, Arbin, Herasta and several others. The regime jets, regime helicopters, Iranian and Hizb artillery and a few Russian air strikes have been hammering the populations which oppose the Shia-Alawte regime. The massacre has been indiscriminate Observers say that the regime wants to force entire populations to flee and to re-settle the towns with Shias from Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The mujahideen groups have been trying to stop the regime's attacks by firing mortars into the center of Damascus. Mortar fire is causing a few casualties every day but not anywhere enough to deter the regime from bombing opposition towns.

Russian and Assad bombing of Idlib province is continuing with a daily toll of civilian casualties.

IS is reported to have captured positions on the Idlib border after expelling Tahrir groups from there. Now IS is fighting Assad forces which are also trying to enter Idlib province which is jam packed with refugees from areas which Assad and the Russians have been bombing.

Euphrates River South. Two anti-Islam forces Collide.

February 8: The American-backed Kurdish forces [SDF] arrived on the western banks of the Euphrates river. From the West, Assad's elite troops also entered the area. The ISIS fighters who once controlled the area had melted into the desert unable to face jets and tanks. The regime, in a hurry to take over, attacked the SDF with artillery and tanks. The panicking SDF called on the Americans for help. In the US air strikes and long range artillery shelling which followed, Assad's troops suffered heavily. The Americans say more than 100 were killed but SOHR says the correct figures are 45 killed and 55 injured. Russia is trying to make sure the two sides don't fight.

Turkey Sends Reinforcements and Turkish jets strike.

February 10: After the stalemate around Afrin, the Turkish air force is again striking Kurdish Communist positions. Turkish troops have also arrived to help the FSA and have already suffered 8 killed. After capturing 18 villages, Turkey wants to aim FSA at capturing Afrin and moving towards Manbig where US troops are also stationed.

Israeli Strikes:

Israel has been bombing the IS group Jaysh Khalid bin Walid and killed its leader. American and Assad strikes on the group are also reported.

On February 9, Israeli jets targeted 12 Iranian positions in Syria after an Iranian drone entered Israeli controlled territory and was shot down. As the Israeli jets returned from striking Iranian positions, the regime fired missiles at them, hitting one of them. The Israeli jet crashed in Israeli controlled territory. The pilot was seriously injured.


Fighting Continuing in Iraq as IS militants re-emerge. Carnage of civilians in Mosul gradually being Uncovered.

February 11. As we go to the "press" a battle is going on between Baghdad regime and IS militants on the Syria-Iraq border.
The militants are trying to re-enter Iraq.

February 10: Near Mosul the regime admitted a clash with IS in which it admitted the loss of only three troops.

In bomb blasts in north Baghdad 8 people have been killed and injured.

In Nineveh province nine people were killed and injured in similar bomb attacks.

One million people are still homeless after the destruction of Mosul which ended in July 2017. The conditions are deteriorating.

The US air force and the Baghdad-Shia-Iranian artillery carried out indiscriminate attacks on the population. About 40,000 were killed. Six months later bodies of civilians are still littered all over Mosul with many more being found as the building blocks are cleared.

Families of ISIS fighters were also killed.

More than 800 European women who were helping ISIS are being held in a concentration camp in violation of international law.

[Human Rights Watch has alerted the world about the potential for more conflict if regime atrocities acontinue.]

Yazeedis armed by the US recently carried out a massacre of Muslims including women and children whom they considered sympathetic to IS. The stories of Yazeedis were distributed around the world to demonize IS. Last year 90,000 Yazeedis immigrated to Europe. They were safe and sound.

News Within the U.S.

 News within the US

February 7 at 10:05am ·

Many Americans' Actions Support Trump's "Shit-Hole Countries" Slur
Obama & Trump: Both Sides are tainted.

by Solomon Comissiong
[Via Nadrat Siddique]

Much has been made about Donald Trump's statements referring to African countries, El Salvador and Haiti, as "shit-holes." He allegedly made these statements in early January 2018. "Why are we having all these people from shit-hole countries come here?" Trump asked, according to various sources. It is not hard to believe that Donald Trump made these statements, especially when one considers his racist and xenophobic tainted past. He is the kind of openly racist and xenophobic president a great many white Americans adore. They have long harbored these kinds of sentiments about people of color; that's a big reason why they voted for Trump in the first place. He wears his white supremacist values on his sleeve for everyone to see. These types of socially-regressive people are often associated with the Republican Party or as being conservatives. However, many Democrats and so-called "Liberals" support the notion that the aforementioned countries are "shit-holes," and their support of destructive policies proves it.

"Trump is the kind of openly racist and xenophobic president a great many white Americans adore."

Whether liberals or Democrats come out and refer to countries like Haiti as "shit-holes," or not, is irrelevant when the policies they support treat those countries as so-called shit-holes. Democrats and Republicans, alike, have bombed developing nations for decades. They have also instituted nefarious sanctions on countries like Zimbabwe and Iraq, which have resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people, including children and elderly. When these policies were either being initiated or continued, Democrats (and their constituent followers) supported these pernicious actions without pause.

These facts are hardly debatable by anyone with an ounce of intellectual honesty. George W. Bush may have started the so-called war on terror and indiscriminate drone bombings, but it was Barack Obama who used drones to bomb several countries at a far higher clip than that of Bush. As a matter of fact, Obama committed more drone bombings in his first year in office than Bush did in eight years. Each of those countries that were bombed was treated like "shit-holes." A shit-hole is a place that is expendable and considered nothing more than waste. It is a place that is likened to excrement. When a nation is bombed with no regard to the human life within that country, or its infrastructure, does one really need to refer to it as a "shit-hole" if it is being treated as one?

"A shit-hole is a place that is expendable and considered nothing more than waste."

Democrats and Republicans/conservatives, alike, have a long tainted history of treating so-called developing nations as shit-holes. For instance, the United States has treated Haiti as such for many decades. It was the racist Democrat president, Woodrow Wilson, who started the occupation of Haiti in 1915. This occupation lasted for 19 years thereafter. This was a tag-team effort between Democrats and Republicans. During this period thousands of Haitians were killed by occupying US forces. Subsequent to that occupation, the United States has supported brutal dictators, like the Duvaliers, and orchestrated the overthrow of democratically elected leaders, such as Jean Bertrand Aristide. The aforementioned actions are exactly how one would treat a country is considered a "shit-hole." It is exactly why the US government has done these types of things, not just to Haiti, but many countries -- mostly countries inhabited by people of color. Many Americans have supported this, either openly, or simply by their obsequiousness to the politicians they unconditionally support.

"The United States has supported brutal dictators, like the Duvaliers, and orchestrated the overthrow of democratically elected leaders, such as Jean Bertrand Aristide."

The United States, under the orders of Ronald Reagan, supported and armed death squads throughout Central America, including in El Salvador. Countless people lost their lives with the complicit support of US politicians all the way to the White House. People had to flee the land they loved, simply to escape their human carnage being carried out by ruthless death squads called Contras. This is a brutal fact that many Americans seldom ponder, especially when it comes to their baseless and insensitive comments about immigrants from Central America. The US government has historically played a significant role in the destruction of several Central American nations.

It was hypocritical and pathetic to watch so many Americans, mostly liberals, pretending to be upset with US president Donald Trump's comments about African nations, Haiti and El Salvador. These people have had no qualms supporting Democrat politicians in their bombing campaigns, destructive sanctions or imperialist wars that have been imposed on these nations. Many of the politicians they support have done things that have starved these nations of humanity. Donald Trump is a dimwitted racist and xenophobe, however his words pale in comparison to the actions carried out by his predecessors, such as Barack Obama and George W. Bush. What is worse, banning people from majority Muslim nations or bombing those nations with drones, killing innocent civilians in the process? Barack Obama bombed those majority Muslim nations, with no regard for human life, and his supporters didn't say a peep before, during or after his destructive actions. What is worse, referring to places like Haiti and Libya as "shit-holes," or overthrowing their democratically elected leader -- as Bill Clinton did to Jean Bertrand Aristide -- or even bombing Libya mercilessly, thus killing tens of thousands in the process, as Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton did? The answer to these simple questions should be obvious, however, sadly, to a great many Americans the answer is perhaps confusing.

"The US government has historically played a significant role in the destruction of several Central American nations."

Many Americans have lost their sense of humanity while asserting allegiance to political parties and charismatic public figures within these parties. They have, in essence, sided with the destructive and evil actions of politicians rather than siding with their global neighbors, who are human beings with dreams, goals, and aspirations, just like them. This trend must stop and it must stop sooner rather than later. A critical mass of justice-oriented people, unified and organized, can make a huge impact in halting imperialist wars, imperialist economic policies, and imperialist sanctions. This can, and will, play a significant role in ensuring peace and humanity -- for ALL.




"A Quranic View of Gender and Gender Relations - Women in Leadership"

Speaker: Imam Ali Siddiqui
When: February 7, 2018 at 7 pm
Where: UUCF, 2709 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton, VA 22124.
A Free Public Event
[Via Nadrat Siddique]

First reports indicate that Imam Ali Siddiqui spoke well and brought interesting ideas in support of women's rights.

 Imam Ali Siddiqui

Imam Ali Siddiqui is a distinguished speaker at various mosques in the tri-state-area,



by Sis. Yasmin


'Wallahu Khayru ar Raziqeen'.
{Source ~'Quran'~ Surat Al-Jumu'ah~ 62: A # 11}

It is ALLAAH {Azza Wa Jall} that provides for you and not your Employer !
Remember Allaah is 'Al-Razzaaq' {the Provider} and the Best of those who provide.

The one who fed you when you were in your Mother's womb will also feed you when you are an adult.
And it was not you who was putting food on the table for your family...!
Rather it was ALLAH using you as a means to provide for them...!

'O men! Call to mind the grace of Allaah unto you ! is there a creator, other than Allaah, to give you sustenance from heaven or earth...?
There is no God but He: how then are ye deluded away from the Truth'?
{ Source: 'Quran'~ Surat: Faatir 35~ A#35 }

Know that your provision was written for you before you were even born...!

ALLAAH had sent an Angel to write down your provision for you when you were just a few days old in your Mother's womb, and you will get it-no matter what...{!}

The Angel says...

'O Lord, male or female ?
Doomed or blessed ?
What is his provision ?
What is his lifespan ?'
And that is written in his/her Mother's womb!
{Source: S. Bukhaari}

There is nothing that can take your provision away...!
And you will not die until you have had your full provision...!

The Prophet ~(Sal Allaahu 'Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said...

" The Holy Spirit Jibreel [as] has inspired to me that no soul will die until it has completed its appointed term and received its provision in full, so fear Allaah and do not be desperate in seeking provision, and no one of you should be tempted to seek provision by means of committing sin if it is slow in coming to him...
for that which is with Allaah can only be attained by obeying Him."

{Source: Saheeh al-Jaami # 2085}
{'Subhan Allah'}

...My 'Salaams' To All...
~ Courtesy: Sis Yasmin~

Say, 'Indeed, my Prayer, my Rites of Sacrifice, my Living and my Dying are for ALLAH, Lord of the Worlds'.
{'Quran'~Surat Al-'An'am -# 6-162.}

Courtesy: This valuable and treasured mail was shared by Sister Yasmin.

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