[ Click on NEWS for back issues
20 Mohurram 1440 A.H.- September 30 2018 Issue # 39, Newsletter #1778
Hadith of the Week
The Mercy of Allah.
Narrated Abdullah ibn Umar, r.a.,:
When we were with the Prophet (pbuh) on one of his
expeditions he came upon some people and asked who they
were, to which they replied that they were Muslims. A woman
who had a son of hers with her was kindling a fire under her
pot, and when the heat increased she moved him away. She
then went to the Prophet (pbuh) and asked, "You for whom I
would give my father and mother as ransom, tell me if Allah
is not the Most Merciful of those who are merciful." He
replied that He certainly was. She asked, "Is Allah not More
Merciful to His servants than a mother to her child?" and
when he assured her that He certainly was, she replied that
a mother does not cast her child into the fire. Allah's
Messenger (pbuh) then bowed his head and wept, and
afterwards raised it, looked at her and said, "Allah
punishes only those of His servants who act audaciously
towards Him and refuse to say that there is no god but
IbnMajah transmitted it.
Al-Tirmidhi - Hadith 756
with thanks to Sis.Kristi
Live Video of Rally
for Dr Aafia Siddiqui.
Dr Kaukab Siddique gives meaningful and powerful speech at
the U.S. Pakistani Embassy.
2300 views till now.
Br. Mauri Saalakhan, Organizer.
Br. Kaukab Siddique.
Sis. Nadrat Siddique
Ms. Ashley Young
Political Prisoners :
Civil Discord Show
US Nigerian Muslims
A New Masjid Location
by Sis. Ashira Naim
[Masjid Jamaat al-Muslimeen]
Last Sunday the Randallstown Islamic Center held its "Open
House" at 3117 Rices Lane, Windsor Mill, Maryland.
Many masjid leaders were invited, and in spite of almost
constant rain, many were in attendance. This new location of
the predominantly Nigerian community is under the continued
direction of Sheikh Mustapha.
The constant call and reminder from the Sheikh was for all
of the muslim communities to work together on every level.
Even though visitors were seen coming and going, the event
was filled to capacity all day long.
Noted amongst other leaders was the grandson of the Great
Mahdi of The Sudan who offered a prayer for the Center as
did other leaders--both male and female. In attendance were
men, women, and children. All are encouraged to visit this
lovely Islamic Center and pray for its wellbeing.
Hijab Ban Based on Anti-Arab Bigotry.
Muslim Youth Protest.
by Abdul Kabir Oyemomi
National Council of Muslim Youth Organization (NACOMYO) and
Muslim Students' Society of Nigeria (MSSN), Lagos State
Chapters have condemned the ban on the use of hijab in Lagos
public schools, despite a pending Supreme Court hearing on
According to Daily Trust news, the Lagos State Commissioner
for Home Affairs, Dr. Abdulatif AbdulHakeem was reported to
have announced that hijab ban remains in Lagos until the
Supreme Court decides.
NACOMYO, in a statement by its General Secretary, Dr.
Abdulwaasi Babatunde, described the comments as"uncharitable
to the Muslim Ummah and a calculated attempt to test our
collective resolve to sue for peace in the face of assaults
on our constitutional freedom of worship".
The confidence of the Lagos State against hijab may have
emanated from utterances of a self acclaimed scholar, Habeeb
Adam Al Ilory against hijab, claiming hijab is a matter of
culture of Arab, and not necessarily part of the practice of
Deen l Islam!
Habeeb may have been erroneously regarded as an authority in
Islamic jurisprudence because of the erudition of his late
father , Sheik Adam Abdulloh Al Ilory, the founder of Markaz
Uloom, Agege, Lagos.
In Nigeria, Muslim are being humiliated from all angles,
including through Political office holders.
Unfortunately, Nigerian Muslims do not have a particular
institution to take up its matters when their rights are
encroached upon. Nontheless, the Supreme Council for Islamic
Affairs (SNCIA) as well as international Islamic communities
is hereby called upon to rise to make inputs on matters like
"Jerusalem is not for sale."
"The Palestinians peoples rights are not up for
...said Palestinian Authority Leader Mahmoud Abbas
Why are many Muslims unable to do 'dawah.' What are the
rules for giving the message?
This country has become so Corrupt that a porno star is
challenging the President
On September 28, Br. Kaukab Siddique gave the juma' khutba
at Masjid Jamaat al-Muslimeen in central Baltimore. This
community is more and more trying to do good in small
matters. More and more people are volunteering for security.
On this occasion Br. Syeed, an African American brother, had
brought pears for the entire community to encourage healthy
Here is an outline of the khutba.
Texts:Let there arise out of you a group of people inviting
to all that is good, enjoining what is right, and forbidding
what is wrong: They are the ones to attain felicity.
Hudhayfa , r.a., relates that the Messenger of Allah (pbuh}
said, "By the One in Whose hand is my soul, you must
certainly command the good and forbid evil, or else a
punishment from Him would soon be sent upon you, after which
you would call upon Him yet your supplication (dua) would
not be answered." [Tirmidhi]
Many Muslims in America fall into two kinds of
One group is so strict in its religious observances that
they end up talking and socializing with Muslims who are as
strict as they are. As a result they are quite unable to
reach out to the unbelievers. They think they are better
than everyone else and hence do not need to talk to anyone
The other major group is that of those Muslims who are
steadily assimilating with non-Muslims. Outwardly they
appear to be non-Muslims. They refrain from outright haram
activities but gradually drift into them. Non-Muslims love
them because they are the source of the mantra that Islam is
"the religion of peace."
In these tumultuous times we should stop building million
dollar mosques which the extra religious groups are busy
with. They have nothing to say about the issues America is
facing. Their crowds are large but they have nothing to say
to America. They are constantly preaching to people who have
the same beliefs as they have Their influence is zero.
The assimilationist group wants to believe that it is
"white" and supports the American power structure. They have
nothing to say about anything which would bother the
The way for us is the Sunnah of Muhammad, pbuh, as
verifiable during his mission in Makka. We must speak the
truth. We must give a clear example of Islamic life. We must
speak out against oppression and domestic violence. However
teaching good and opposing wrong doing requires, according
to Sufyan Thawri, Ibn Rajab and others requires:
Knowledge of both the audience and the teachings of
America has always had problems rooted in slavery and the
extinction of Native America nations. Worst among all these
is the humiliation and mistreatment of women. Widespread
information is now available which indicates that every male
in this country who has power and wealth has violated the
rights of women.
Rape is widespread i America. It is a shameful fact that
NOT ONE male has been executed for rape, even for rape with
mutilation in several hundred years of our history.
Now the situation has become so drastic that women who
have suffered are being used to attack and insult political
So, dear brothers and sisters, do not misunderstand the
way women behave, semi nude and talking loosely about their
sexual relationships. They are in sophisticated ways, slaves
of the males. They are doing what men want them to do. They
are the victims of men. Don't blame them.
Du'a: O Allah, help us to study the Qur'an and authentic
hadith on a daily basis. O Allah, give us spouses and
children who will stand with us for Islam.
PTI Government's Policies are no different from those of the
by Qaiser Sharif
LAHORE, Sep. 29; Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Senator
Sirajul Haq, has said it appeared that the PTI government
had decided to approach the IMF and the increase in taxes
and utilities rates was meant to fulfill its conditions.
Addressing the congregation of JI Arakan ( Members) from D
.G. Khan division, he said that instead of providing any
relief to the people, the government had raised the prices
of electricity, gas, cement, dry milk, etc, causing
difficulties to the masses.
He said that the PTI government's policies were not
different from those of the past regimes and there was no
sign of any improvement in the economy. The government had
not taken any radical step as could check the decline of
economy. The PTI had promised to introduce interest free
economy but it appeared that the government's advisors were
the hurdle in that direction.
Sirajul Haq said that the JI had initiated the campaign
against corruption which had by now become the slogan of
every citizen. He said that unless and until the plunderers
of public money were brought to book and the looted public
wealth recovered from them, the masses could not be
satisfied. He said that the only way to bring stability in
the economy was to retrieve the plundered money.
The JI chief noted that the southern Punjab had been badly
neglected in the past due to which there was sense of
deprivation among the people there. He said that vast tracts
of land were lying uncultivated due to the neglect of the
government and the tillers who had brought lands under the
plough were not being given ownership rights.
Youth from 15 Countries visting Pakistan.
LAHORE, Sep. 29; Secretary General, Jamaat e Islami, Liaqat
Baloch, has said that the future of the humanity and the
country was in the hands of the youth and they should equip
themselves with latest knowledge of science and technology
besides best morals to be able to serve mankind in the best
possible manner. He was speaking at the inaugural session of
the International Youth Gathering here on Saturday. Youth
delegates from fifteen countries including Turkey, Syria are
attending the moot.
The JI Secretary General said that peace and tolerance were
the greatest force of human beings while violence,
misunderstanding and extremism were the biggest enemies. He
said that Islam was the religion of peace and love. He said
that the unity of the Muslim Ummah and the awakening of the
youth could pull the Muslim world out of greatest
Liaqat Baloch said that majority of the close companions of
the Holy Prophet were young men who brought about the
greatest revolution of human history. He said that around 64
per cent of Pakistan's population was below 30 years of age
and they had deep love for Islam and the country. He was
confident that the youth would be able to steer the country
out of internal, economic crises and corruption.
Turkish youth representative Ali Kurd, Syrian representative
Sardar Behram, Ehsanullah Waqas and Mushtaq Mangat, also
addressed the moot.
"Hizbullah" and SDF stuck.
Defenders of Idlib Prepare & Differ.
Assad's killer agent caught in Turkey
September 23-30. "Hizbullah" is suffering heavy losses as it
tries to advance against Islamic State fighters in the Tlul
al-Safa area of Rif Dimashq north of Suwaida province. Among
"Hizbullah" troops killed is their commander. Two of Assad's
Major Generals have also been killed among the scores of
regime forces killed by ISIS. Missiles fired by Assad forces
and artillery fired by Iranians have also killed scores of
Islamic State fighters. The pro-regime forces are stuck in
the desert after 3 weeks of violent clashes.
September 23-30. SDF [Communist Kurds] supported by the US
air force have been trying to advance against Islamic State
enclaves of al-Bughuz, Hajin and others on the southern
Euphrates river in Deir ez Zor. IS has suffered losses owing
to air strikes by the US but SDF has been bloodied by
guerrilla warfare strikes by IS. For three weeks SDF has
been stuck outside the IS enclaves unable to advance.
US and French forces have reinforced several bases they have
built out of reach of IS in the area.
Mujahideen forces are uniting in Idlib, northern Hama and
northwestern Aleppo provinces awaiting large scale offensive
by Assad, Iran, Russia and Shia militias.
On Friday September 28 large demonstrations took place again
in 16 towns condemning Assad. However differences are
becoming apparent. The pro-Turkey groups want to accept the
Russia-Turkey cease fire deal. These are mostly FSA
[pro-democracy groups.]. Their rally was not allowed to
enter areas of groups which want Qur'an and Sunnah and
consider western democracy as heresy,
The main Islamic group Tahrir [al-Nusra, al-Qaida] which
rules 70% of Idlib is silent, internally discussing the
Russia-Turkey deal. Turkey considers al-Nusra a terrorist
group. So, Turkey is in a difficult situation.
Jaysh al-Izza, a hardcore Islamic group directly facing
Assad-Iranian-Hizb armada has rejected the Russian-Turkey
deal because it would have to retreat from territory which
it won by force from Assad. It has openly come out to say
that the Russian deal is a trick to make the mujahideen
retreat. [It has 2500 .mujahideen]
What will al-Nusra do if Turkey moves against it? Nusra is
rallying its forces and has created three brigades named
after Abu Bakr, r.a., Umar, r.a., and Usman, r.a., the most
prominent Companions of the Prophet, pbuh.
September 26. The western area of Aleppo city occupied by
Assad forces has been receiving rocket fire from a
mujahiddeen group and is retaliating with heavy
Long range Iranian artillery is hitting northern Hama towns,
borders of Idlib and parts of latakia province held by
Turkistani mujahideen [Uighur Muslims from China]
[Comment: Islamic groups are highly motivated but do not
have weaponry comparable to those of Assad, Iran and Hizb.
Russian air force could destroy the Islamics and kill the
civilians too. ]
In Deraa province [south Syria] ISIS fighters of Jaysh
Khalid have re=emerged in small numbers. They had retreated
from western Deraa after Russian and Israeli bombing.
How Assad turned Turkey against IS.
Sept. 26: Turkey finally captured Yusuf Nazik, an Assad
agent of Turkish origin, who blew up the little border town
of Rayhanli on Turkish border in May 2013, killing 53
civilians, mostly wiomen and children and injuring several
hundred. Nazik was helped by Assad intelligence to bring car
loads of dynamite twice into the Turkish town of Rayhanli
where it was exploded with horrific results.
This is how BBC has reported it, not very clearly.
News Within the U.S.
Br. Abu Talib in Brooklyn, New York is Very Helpful
Jamaat al-Muslimeen activist in Brooklyn, Br. Abu Talib.
He is urging people of America, particularly Muslims, to
help the children of Africa, in particular Gambia.
He has good news from Gambia. One school for orphans has
graduated ten students. A number of students have memorized
Barrels of clothing and children's educational tools are
going out by ship to Gambia.
You are welcome to contact Br. Abu Talib through New
Guidance by Sis. Yasmin
'Bismillah Walhamdulillah Was Salaatu Was Salaam
'ala Rasulillah''As-Salaam Alaikum Wa-Rahmatullahi
'Outwardly the Grave is Stillness while Inwardly it is
Punishment or Bliss.' "Race to forgiveness from your Lord,
and a Garden whose breadth is like the breadth of the heaven
and the earth"
[ Qur'aan~ Surat Al-Hadidh 57:21]
"Outwardly the Grave is stillness while inwardly it is
punishment or bliss."
The intelligent man is the one who protects himself against
the evil of this
punishment before it is too late.
Such a man knows with certainty that sooner or later his day
and that this moment is known only to the Almighty
It might come without warning !
When it comes a man leaves behind all the wealth he has
amassed and moves to another world.
Only there will he feel regret.But regret then will not do
him any good.
In that place, only good actions are of any use.
They alone will be useful currency on that critical day.
Only with them will he be able to purchase a magnificent
mansion in the
Garden with all the luxuries and blessings it contains, and
mansion, not one which disappears as things do in this
The intelligent man is the one who acts for this world as if
he were going
to live forever and acts for the next world as if he were
going to die
[Source: Ibn Al-Qayyim(r) quoted from an abridgement of his
MY 'SALAAMS' TO ALL
Courtesy ~ Sis Yasmin~
2018-09-30 Sun 22:59:27 ct