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28 Rajab 1439 A.H.- April 15 2018 Issue # 15, Newsletter #1754

Hadith of the Week

"The Prophet Muhammad (s) said: "Be kind, for whenever kindness becomes part of something, it beautifies it. Whenever it is taken from something, it leaves it tarnished."

-Muhammed bin Ismail Al-Bukhari


[With thanks to Sis. Kristi.]

 Local Outreach

Catonsville, Maryland

Reaching out to 100 Muslims with 6-page Document on Serious Issues

On April 13, at Masjid Fatima, a 6-page Jamaat al-Muslimeen document was given to 100 Muslims after Juma'.

This is a very receptive masjid and the crowd was big. The young people were helping to bring a few very old.

Here is an outline of the 6-page document.

  1. Genocide in Ghouta, Syria, committed by Russia, Iran and the Shia regime. [Syrian Observatory & wire services]

  2. &
  3. Brief history of Islamic Center, Washington, DC: Sleepy, controlled Saudi type khutbas. [Nadrat Siddique]

  4. 100 Children killed in Kunduz,Afghanistan air strike. Peaceful Gaza rallies targeted by Israel. [News on line]

  5. &
  6. Finality of prophethood. 30 Dajjals will come. Study Quran & Hadith to learn real Islam [Kaukab Siddique]

Outreach # 2
Silver Spring, Maryland

Also on April 13, a 7-page Jamaat al-Muslimeen document was given to 25 Muslims after Juma at Muslim Community Center.

The articles in this document included:
  1. Reconnecting with Muslims in Bangladesh.
  2. The process of da'wa in America
  3. Khadim Hussain Rizvi: New leader in Pakistan.
  4. Court rejects attempt to stop boycott of Israel.

and others.

Outreach #3

Also in Brooklyn, New York, the same document was given to 25 Muslims at a mosque after juma.
{thanks to Br. Abu Talib.]

Political Prisoners :

Civil Discord Show

 Word Around The Net

Israel shot down an Iranian drone it says was loaded with weapons and "tasked to attack" Israel.

Muslim Woman will sue Michigan Hospital after being attacked in Hate Crime

Trump praises Qatar on their "Counter Terrorism" efforts barely a year after denouncing them as "funder of terror".

Russia says Chemical attack in Syria was staged by the UK.

Trump's allies trash 'lyin' FBI memoir by Comey.


News across Nigeria ummah, 13/04/2018

by Abdulkabir Oyemomi

    The only Sharia compliant bank Jaiz Bank faces serious threat of closure for lack of customers! Many Muslims that clamoured for a strictly Sharia complaint bank are nowhere to be found at the establishment of JAIZ Bank.

    It might interest all to know that the largest percentage of the bank customers are non Muslims. Nigerian Muslim have, therefore, been appealed to by many notable Nigerian Muslims including the director of Fathom Field School, Mallam Abdulkabir Oyemomi.

    The Chief Judge of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) ,Abuja, Justice Ishaq Bello may have subtly banned hijab from Muslim women lawyers through his latest pronouncement. The judge through his registrar Babangida Hassan said, for female lawyers there should be no embroidery and trimming of any on the white blouse,dark jacket ( preferably black)and dark skirts covering the knees, adding that black shoes are to be won with collaratte and bib. There should be moderate jewelry.

    For male lawyers, the appropriate dress code should be dark suit (preferably black,white shirt (winged collar or with detachable collars) and a white bib, black shoes and black trousers. He added " in both cases, counsel shall wear also, a wig and Barristers' gown and refrain from any other apparel not specifically mentioned above or provided by any regulation made by the Bar council or Body of Benchers.
    " Take notice therefore that any lawyer who fails or neglect to comply may not be granted right of audience henceforth in the High Court of FACT".

    A Nigerian foremost Islamic scholar, Fadhilat Sheik Dr. Sharafdeen Gbadebo Raji has been invited to speak on Child upbringing, parenting skills and Islamic Education at Lagos State Secretariat Central mosque, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos.

    According to the organizing group of the event (Right path Arabic School), it is important for parents to work on making their children contribute positively to the growth of the society.

    The event is scheduled to be held at Multi purpose Hall of Lagos State Secretariat on Sunday 29th of April, 2018.

Ghastly Crime Against Kashmiri Girl in a Hindu Temple.
April 14, 2018

The Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC), an advocacy group dedicated to safeguarding India's pluralist and tolerant ethos has joined millions of Indians and people of conscience across the world in expressing its outrage and disgust over the gang-rape and murder of 8-year old Asifa Bano in January, as well as the rape of the 17 year old Dalit girl in Unnao, UP. The ghastliness and brazenness of the crimes has been coupled with outrageous attempts by Hindutva goons to protect the perpetrators.

Asifa Bano, belonging to the Bakarwal community in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, was kidnapped, drugged and brutally gang raped for three days. Her strangled body that was found on January 17, 2018 bore mute testimony to the inhumanity of her tormentors.

Police reports indicate Asifa was locked inside a temple and repeatedly raped for three days and finally strangled to death. The perpetrators, including the temple custodian have been apprehended, and the police have DNA evidence linking the men to the crime. Their motive was apparently to push Asifa's community away from the area. Furthering the violence carried out by the four men, a mob of BJP-affiliated lawyers blocked the police officers from making their way to file the police report, making bogus claims that the men would not get due process.

This was done as part of a premeditated terror tactic to drive out a Muslim nomad community to which Asifa belonged. Different arms of the local government and political groups colluded to subvert the initial investigation and are using extrajudicial means to protect the accused.

In the case the of 17-year Dalit girl from Unnao village in UP, a powerful BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sehgar raped her last year and intimidated her whole family against complaining to the police. The family had to flee for safety to Delhi but her old father persisted in lodging the complaint. As a result he was tortured and killed in cold blood while in police custody. Despite prima facie evidence, the administration of Yogi Adhityanath did not place the culprit under arrest, until after a week of sustained public outrage, and international media attention.

During a recent interview given to media the girl broke down and even fainted while narrating the horror "Jaise papa ko maara tha. Woh joota pehan leta hai. Aur jalte hue cycle ka tyre chhua chhua ke maarta hai. Paani daal daal ke maarta hai" (He would torment people the way he killed my father. He puts on his boots and uses burning bicycle tyres to torture his victims)." In an act of extreme depression the victim even tried to burn herself outside the residence of UP Chief Minister Yogi Adithyanath.

"Asifa's and Unnao rape survivors horror stories are examples that illustrate cowardly attempts to protect the beasts who committed these heinous acts. Moreover the Hindu Ekta Manch rally in Jammu is a low point in the history of the country where obstruction of justice and rewarding rapists have become new benchmarks in service to religious fascism," said Mr. Ahsan Khan, President of IAMC. "We call upon the state and central governments to demonstrate their own humanity, by holding the perpetrators accountable to the full extent of the law," added Mr. Khan.

This is the most ghastly tragedy in a pattern of brutalities against Muslims and Dalits under the current regime. Anti-Muslim and Dalit rhetoric has become mainstream. The political motivations behind these heinous crimes are often euphemistically expressed in prime time television by the ruling party's spokespersons and associates.

 Breaking News

Big Battle Shaping Up!

March 15: A large army of Alawite, Iranian, Hizb, Russian and Shia militias are mobilizing in Damascus to attack the Islamic State force which entered the capital Damascus from the south two weeks back after inflicting heavy losses on Assad's forces.

Upcoming Event: National Shoora

 Upcoming Events

Jamaat al-Muslimeen's National Shoora
meets on April 22 in Baltimore, inshaAllah..

Delegates are expected from various cities.

This is a planning committee which comes up with non-violent ways of giving the Islamic message in America.


 Hafez Saeed

Hafez Saeed Challenges India's leader Modi.

Hafez Saeed, a popular Islamic leader and scholar in Pakistan, is facing tremendous pressure from the US and India to discredit him and brand him as a terrorist, Pakistani courts at all levels have exonerated him. They say there is no evidence against him,
The latest pressure is being exerted against him through the United Nations.

In an interview with the BBC's Hindi service, he rebutted the charges against him. He pointed out that India's leader Modi had publically stated in Dhaka that India was behind the destruction of Pakistan and the creation of Bangladesh.

Hafiz Saeed draws large crowds and is very well versed in Islamic learning.

Kindred Spirits:
The Choctaw Nation and Ireland

 The Choctaw Nation and Ireland

The Choctaw Nation and Ireland.

When Ireland was deep in the throes of the Great Famine, the cry of millions of starving people was heard across an ocean, by a Native American tribe recently displaced to Oklahoma. The Choctaw people came to aid the Irish while their own suffering was still so raw.

Nowadays, we're used to seeing famine and war reported on the TV - the images helping us to understand the real misery of some people in unlucky or unfortunate parts of the world. However, this story goes back to a time before such pictures were available to people, most times the reports never moved beyond their locality. Sometimes - the situation was of such a magnitude that the news moved beyond borders, and sometimes caused the most unlikely of reactions. This was one of those times.

 A Walk Along the Trail of Tear

A Walk Along the Trail of Tears.
Up until the 1830s, the Native American Choctaw had their traditional lands in the south-eastern part of the United States. The "Indian Removal Act" of 1830 looked to forcibly clear them from these desirable lands, and resettle them in what is now Oklahoma. While about 5,000 Choctaws remained in the South-east of the US, about 21,000 took the long journey along what later became known as the "Trail of Tears". Of these, many thousands died of malnourishment and disease on the trail. This experience must have made a huge impact on the collective psyche of the Choctaw people.

In 1847, a few short years later - and on the other side of the world - Irish people were starving in their millions following a succession of potato crop failures. The scale of this catastrophe was such that reports spread to all corners of the world. One such a report was read out by an Irish Chaplain to a group of Choctaw elders. The situation of the Irish must have resonated with their own recent tragic experiences, as they decided to raise money to send to Ireland for famine relief. Isn't it true that the most meaningful gestures come from those with so little to give?

This gesture was never forgotten, and down through the years activists in Ireland and the Choctaw nation remained in touch. In 1990, a number of Choctaw leaders took part in the first annual Doolough famine memorial walk in County Mayo. This recreated an infamous walk that took place in 1848 when many of the locals were dying from disease and malnutrition. Two years later, in 1992 - an Irish group joined the Choctaw for a commemorative walk from Oklahoma to Mississippi.

For many years, the gift of the Choctaw to the people of Ireland was remembered on a plaque in Dublin that read: "Their humanity calls us to remember the millions of human beings throughout our world today who die of hunger and hunger-related illness in a world of plenty."

 Kindred Spirits

Now, these words have been joined by a beautiful sculpture in the town of Midleton called Kindred Spirits.

The sculptor, Alex Pentek says of his work: "By creating an empty bowl symbolic of the Great Irish Famine formed from the seemingly fragile and rounded shaped eagle feathers used in the Choctaw ceremonial dress, it is my aim to communicate the tenderness and warmth of the Choctaw Nation who provided food to the hungry when they themselves were still recovering from their own tragic recent past."

The sculpture is a beautiful piece commemorating the connections between two peoples who underwent immense hardship during a not-so-beautiful time.

War News

 War News

The Sissi regime has unleashed a bombing campaign against ISIS in northern Sinai.

However, on April 14, Islamic State human bombers got through the Egyptian military and killed 8 Egyptian troops and wounded 15. [Associated Press.]

Observers say the army's losses are probably much higher but the regime does not allow any media into northern Sinai.

From here the regime helps the Israeli blockade of Gaza.

Genocide in Douma.
Air Strikes Continue in Idlib & Hama.
ISIS re-Organized.
Turkey opens Schools in Afrin.
US Strikes on Chemicals

April 14: US, British and French jets used about 100 missiles to hit three chemical research and production centers, two on the outskirts of Damascus and one near Homs. The three institutions were wiped out in the 4 AM attacks. There were no casualties, killed or wounded.

April 14. There was a huge explosion in a regime base south of Aleppo used by Iranian troops and a Shia brigade from Afghanistan. At least twenty Iranian officers were killed. Total losses are unknown.

[Editorial comment: The first response came from Lebanese was that this was done by Israeli jets. Major media picked it up. However, after rec-consideration, Lebanese Hizb took it back, Assad and the Russians too did not make that claim. Hasan Nasarallah of the Lebanese Hizb automatically attributes attacks on the Iranians to Israelis. However Hizb has not conflicted with Israel for decades and did nothing during the three Israeli assaults on Gaza. New Trend's analysis of SOHR reporting indicates that a mujahideen group hit the Iranian cache of ammunition and it blew up. FSA fighters with Turkish support are active within firing range of the explosion.]

Genocide in Douma:

Round the clock bombing of the civilian population by Russian jets, Assad's helicopters and Iranian artillery made civic life impossible in Douma. Jaysh al-Islam which was in charge of the area refused to leave under Russian guarantees as other groups had done . Jaysh commander Kaka wanted to stay till the end. The Jaysh mujshideen came out of deep concealment and repulsed Assad's forces trying to advance into Douma.

As the bombing continued, people demonstrated in the streets to accept the Russian corridor and go to Idlib and Afrin [Turkey].

At this point Assad unleashed the chemical attack which killed 70 civilians and terrorized the whole population. This was "persuasion" from Assad to let the people know that they must leave.

The fighters, with their weapons, and the civilians left together. Assad was not able to attack because Jaysh had captured hundreds of supporters of Assad and locked them up in Douma. Thus Jaysh "persuaded" Assad to hold back.

The refugees from Douma and other suburbs of Ghouta have arrived in Idlib province [mostly under al-Nusra control] and Afrin under FSA & Turkish control. The Turks held them back for two days but finally accepted them.

ISIS Re-Organized and Advancing

Syrian Observatory [SOHR} reports that during this week, Islamic State [ISIS] re-organized and launched a three pronged-offensive in south eastern Syria. Here is the info from SOHR]:

ISIS attacked Assad's forces around the city of al-Mayadeine which was the caliphate's interim capital before it was bombed by US and British air forces..

Secondly ISIS is moving to al-Mahsa [south of al=Qaryatain in south east Homs provincr]

Here the fighting has killed 18 Assad troops and 5 of the Islamic State.

Totals for the fighting in the desert of Deir ez Zor, for a month computed by SOHR are:
:242 of Assad's troops killed [including some from Iran and Afghan Shias].

91 Islamic State fighters killed.[mostly Syrians]

On the Euphrates, IS is moving against Kurdish Communists [SDF] in the Hajin area. The US air force struck back in the Shafa town killing 7 IS fighters.

A Glimpse of Assad-Hizb-Iranian-Russian Genocide against Muslims of Syria:

In 6 years 60,000 plus opponents of Assad have been killed in Assad's prisons, often after torture [the most notorious being Sednaya torture center.]

More than 140,000 opponents of Assad are in prison but still alive.

296,000 have been forced to leave the towns in Ghouta [the suburbs of Damascus] after constant bombing..

[Mass eviction of civilians is considered genocide under international law.]

While Assad is continuing to shell northern Hama areas and Russia is raiding Idlib province, Turkey has opened the schools in Afrin and is helping to re-locate the refugees coming in from the suburbs of Damascus.

Turkey has supported the US missile strikes on chemical plants in Syria.

Big Ambush near Shirqat. Fighting near Mosul. Samarra attack.

April 13. Samarra. 16 killed in IS attack on Hashd al-Shaabi, [ANI]

This is a militia heavily armed by Iran.

In the Shirqat area, Shia members of Hashad 10 killed and 14 wounded by IS while burying 4 Hashad killed earlier in the day.
[ 280 km north of Baghdad]

Turkish jets bombed Sidakan mountain hideouts of PKK , northwest Erbil province.

April 12. Big surprise attack on shia troops near Mosul.
ANF. April 11. Losses not revealed.

IS entered Heftegar and Ava Fexro, two villages between Dahuk and Tuz Khurmatu.

They are making announcements from mosques

April 13. Six IS, including a woman, captured in Tal Afar and near Mosul.

April 14: A Hashad member was "slaughtered" north east of Baquba.

News Within the U.S.

 Running for refugees

Hope for Rohingya Muslims from Young Muslims in America.
Running for refugees.

A Little Sparkle Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to working towards sustainable solutions for families that have fled conflict ridden areas, with a current focus on Syria and the Rohingya crisis. Our goal is to ease the transition from refugee to asylum seeker while providing support that enables growth and mental wellness. We hope that by doing this we can provide families with a sustainable approach to getting themselves back on their feet.
The funds that are raised will go towards the Rohingya Crisis. This is a call for action to help the displaced and forgotten population residing in camps in Bangladesh. On August 25, 2017, violence broke out in northern Rakhine State, Myanmar, near the border with Bangladesh. While all communities are impacted, the Rakhine Muslim population in northern Rakhine State, the majority of whom are known as Rohingya, has been the most severely affected.

More than 605,000 Rohingya refugees from northern Rakhine State, Myanmar, have now crossed the border seeking refuge in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, and they continue to arrive each day. Most are women, the elderly and children, including newborns. With 307,500 Rohingya refugees already in Bangladesh at the beginning of the crisis, existing refugee camps and services are already overwhelmed by this unprecedented influx. New arrivals are camping in makeshift settlements scattered across fields and by the roadsides.

Altogether, there are about 300,000 people languishing in one hundred and sixteen makeshift camps in extremely poor conditions. They are a population living in abject poverty with no access to basic amenities of living.Through our partnership with Obat Helpers USA, an organization that is currently on the ground in Cox's Bazaar, we are committed to providing aid, healthcare, education and economic empowerment to an unfortunate, displaced and forgotten population residing in slum-like camps in Bangladesh. Your support will allow us to do more to help those impacted by this crisis.

Nadrat Siddique was top of the line in running for Rohingyas on April 7.



'Spend O Son of Adam and I shall spend on you'
[With thnks to Sis. Yasmeen;

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said... "Allah has said, 'Spend (on charity) O son of Adam, and I shall spend on you.'"

[Source: Hadith Qudsi #2 ~Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī # 5037]

Notes: The above Hadith Qudsi informs us of the virtues of giving Sadaqah (charity). There are many other Ayaat and Hadith which encourage giving Sadaqah (charity) ---

ALLAH [AZZA WA JALL] SAYS : "O you who believe! Spend of that with which We have provided for you, before a Day comes when there will be no bargaining, nor friendship, nor intercession. And it is the disbelievers who are the Zaalimoon (wrongdoers)"

[Source: 'Quran'~Surat Al-Baqarah 2: 254]

"The likeness of those who spend their wealth in the way of Allah, is as the likeness of a grain (of corn); it grows seven ears, and each ear has a hundred grains. Allah gives manifold increase to whom He wills. And Allah is All-Sufficient for His creatures' needs, All-Knower. Those who spend their wealth in the Cause of Allah, and do not follow up their gifts with reminders of their generosity or with injury, their reward is with their Lord. On them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve"

[Source: 'Quran'~ Surat Al-Baqarah 2: 261-262]

"O you who believe! Spend of the good things which you have (legally) earned, and of that which We have produced from the earth for you, and do not aim at that which is bad to spend from it, (though) you would not accept it save if you close your eyes and tolerate therein. And know that Allah is Rich (Free of all needs), and Worthy of all praise"

[Source: 'Quran'~ Surat Al-Baqarah 2: 267]

"Believe in Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad), and spend of that whereof He has made you trustees. And such of you as believe and spend (in Allah's way), theirs will be a great reward"

[Source: 'Quran'~Surat Al-Hadeed 57: 7]

'Hadith': It was narrated that Abu Hurayrah (radi Allahu anhu) said: The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: "Whoever gives charity equal to a date from good (halal) earnings - for Allah does not accept anything but that which is good - Allah will take it in His right hand and tend it for the one who gave it as any one of you tends his foal, until it becomes like a mountain."

[Source: Sahih Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah (radi Allahu anhu) that the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: "There is no day on which the people get up but two Angels come down and one of them says, 'O Allah, give in compensation to the one who spends (in charity),' and the other says, 'O Allah, destroy the one who withholds.'"

[Source: Sahih Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

It was narrated that Abu Sa'eed al-Khudri (radi Allahu anhu) said:

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) went out - on Eid al-Fitr or Eid al-Adha - to the prayer place, and when he had finished (the prayer) he preached to the people and enjoined them to give charity. He said, "O people, give in charity!" Then he went over to the women and said, "O women, give in charity for I have seen that you are the majority of the people of Hell." When he went home, Zaynab the wife of Ibn Mas'ood came seeking permission to see him. It was said, "O Messenger of Allah, here is Zaynab." He said, "Which Zaynab?" It was said, "The wife of Ibn Mas'ood." He said, "Yes, let her in." So they let her in and she said, "O Prophet of Allah, today you enjoined charity, and I have some jewellery which I wanted to give in charity, but Ibn Mas'ood claims that he and his child have more right to receive it in charity." The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: "Give it in charity to Ibn Mas'ood, for your husband and your child have the most right that you should give it to them in charity."

[Source: Sahih Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

PROPHET (Sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said:"When a man dies, his good deeds come to an end except three:ongoing charity, beneficial knowledge and a righteous son who will pray for him."

[Source: Sahih Muslim]

~My 'Salaams' to All~
Courtesy ~ Sis Yasmin~

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