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30 Sh'aban 1440 A.H. - May 5 2019 Issue # 18, Newsletter #1809

Hadith of the Week

Narrated by Sahl,r.a.:
The Prophet, pbuh, said, "There is a gate in Paradise called Ar-Raiyan, and those who observe fasts will enter through it on the Day of Resurrection and none except them will enter through it. It will be said, 'Where are those who used to observe fasts?' They will get up, and none except them will enter through it. After their entry the gate will be closed and nobody will enter through it."

Bukhari 1896 Book 30, #6

 sis Kristi

[With thanks to Sis. Kristi]


Catonsville, Maryland
Pakistani Americans given 5-page Document.

On May 3, after Juma salat in Masjid Fatima, an important Jamaat al-Muslimeen document was given to 100 Pakistani Americans.
Here is an outline of the 5-pager:
  1. Analysis of the attacks in Sri Lanka.
  2. Fighting around Aleppo in Syria.
  3. &
  4. &
  5. Three pages: Qur'an teaches prayers for the living, forbids prayers for the dead.

On Face Book
To 23991 people in Pakistan & Bangladesh
April 29.

The same five pages as in Catonsville were received by readers in these two countries. Why?
  1. Most people don't know that the attacks in Sri Lanka were by Buddhist regime aimed at Christian-Muslim conflict.
  2. Most people don't know that fighting is continuing in Syria.
  3. Many Muslims pray for the dead and don't pray for the living. They are ignoring Allah's Guidance.

Political Prisoners :

Civil Discord Show

 Word Around The Net

Mosques: Prayer can't be our only form of Defense

Protester killed after demonstration turns violent in Sudan's Darfur

Seafood without the Sea? Please, No!

War, drought deepens Afghanistan's water crisis

Turkey will not bow to US sanctions over S-400

Pregnant Palestinian woman, baby killed in Israeli raids on Gaza

 Breaking News

Ottoman Era Mosque
May 3

Thousands of people have attended the re-opening of a renowned mosque in Bosnia, almost three decades since its destruction during the 1992-1995 war.

The Aladza Mosque in Foca was targeted at the start of the conflict as part of plans by Bosnian Serb forces to create an ethnically pure state.

The 16th Century mosque was considered a masterpiece of Ottoman architecture.

The restoration project has taken several years, with financial help from countries including Turkey.


Four Palestinians killed and 51 Injured during weekly protest.



By Abdulkabir Oyemomi

No fewer than eight Nigerians have been executed in Saudi Arabia on drug- related offences over the last couple of weeks!

According to the Chairperson, National Diaspora Commission, Mrs Abike Dabir-Erewa , it is doubtful if the victims actually committed the offense as there were established cases of some airlines conniving with drug syndicates by putting drugs in the luggage of unsuspecting pilgrims and thus setting them up for offences they knew nothing about.

Typical is the case of Zainab Aliyu, a student of Maitama Sule University in Kano, who was accused of entering Saudi Arabia with illegal dosage of Tramadol.

Zainab was later discovered to be a victim of a cartel that specializes in keeping hard drugs in travelers' bags, some of whom were already in the custody of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

Zainab had travelled from Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport in company of her mother, Mrs Maryam Aliyu, and her sister Hajara Aliyu, when she was arrested over allegation that a bag bearing her name tag contained unlawful substance.

Her continued detention had earlier sparked widespread sympathy all over Nigeria as many activists and writers petitioned the Federal Government to wade in her matter. This development made President Muhammadu Buhari interceded through the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation.

Zainab was released on Tuesday, the 30th of April, 2019 to the Nigerian Mission in Saudi Arabia with the promise that Ibrahim Abubakar, the second Nigerian victim of circumstances will be released,too, on Wednesday, the 1st of May,2019.

Nigerians traveling to Saudi Arabia are hereby warned to do away with too many luggage while traveling, and too be extra vigilant.

[Ibrahim too has now been released.]

 Ramadan Kareem



What is it that we often forget in Ramadan.
by Kaukab Siddique

Every Muslim knows that fasting is obligatory in Ramadan [unless you are unwell]. We know the sunnah of crescent sighting and the requirements of compassion, feeding the needy, giving charity, community, doing extra prayers and controlling our feelings, emotions and desires.

Let us remember what is essential to Islam and is not to be
forgotten during Ramadan [but is usually forgotten]:

  1. Battle of Badr. This is the greatest battle in the history of Islam. If the Prophet, pbuh, had been defeated, there would be no Islam day. Today the Muslim world is facing armed aggression globally but we have separated, even in our minds, resistance from prayer. We think that if we pray and fast, then we don't have to fight back.

  2. Conquest of Makka. The city from where the mission of Muhammad, pbuh, began, had become the city of paganism though the Ka'aba was located in it. The oppressors had to be defeated and the city had to be cleansed of idol worship. Today Makka is in the grip of a deadly gang of killers, while Masjid al-Aqsa is MILITARILY occuppied by the Zionists. Gradually all our mosques are coming under attack because we think Islam is only prayer and fasting. China has become bold enough to blow up our mosques even without a war.

  3. The prophet's, pbuh, beloved wife, Ayesha, r.a., passed away in Ramadan. We never remember her anniversary because most of us have forgotten the key role of women in the Islamic movement. Without women, we are reduced to half an ummah.

Many sectarians want to forget that the Prophet, pbuh, passed away in the lap of Ayesha, r.a. Even more Muslims forget that she led an army of the best Muslims in battle, as their leader.



From New Trend's Pak Observers:
Pakistan in the Army's Death Grip.

Pathetic Imran Khan is supposedly the Prime Minister of Pakistan. However the facade of integrity he had was shriveled on April 29 by the army's spokesman named General Ghafoor. Then on May 2, there was a follow up by General Bajwa, the army chief, which left no doubt about Pakistan's and Imran's pitiable condition.

  1. The regime bowed to the UN and US to declare Jaish Muhammad a terrorist organization. Thus Pakistan accepted the Indian claim that the attack on its occupation army in Kashmir was a terrorist attack. If an attack on occupation forces is terrorism, it implies that Kashmir is part of India. Thus the martyr was a terrorist and his alleged group is a terrorist group.

  2. The army has decided that the peaceful Pashtoon movement is led by men who are funded by India. The Pushtoon movement though peaceful will face the army's iron fist. [The army claimed about the mujahideen too that they were working for India. The army went to the extent of claiming that the fighters killed in action were not circumcised, hence were not Muslims.]

  3. All Islamic schools [madressas] are to be put under government control.

  4. General Ghafoor admitted that out of the total number of "disappeared" opponents of the regime, 2500 are still disappeared. He did not deny that the army has been carrying out "extra-judicial" killings.

The army chief, Bajwa, is even more brutal than Ghafoor. He described the destruction of frontier villages and towns as the "post-operation environment." Thus the army has sanitized the language of genocide.

Background: For several years the army carried out massive operations against the frontier people, first in Swat, then in all the tribal principalities bordering Afghanistan. The military went into action when America claimed that supporters of Sharia {Islamic law] had not only gained grassroots support in Swat but had reached Buner which is only 70 miles from Islamabad.

Sharia is the basis of Pakistan. Why would anyone in Pakistan quarrel with Sharia [Islamic law] when Pakistan claims that Pakistan is meant to be an Islamic state? The army, through its civilian surrogates, claimed that Sharia means that the mullas are violating the Constitution of Pakistan.

When the army went into Swat, it evicted almost the entire population, and created a free fire zone. The people of Swat fought back, sacrificed thousands of their people who stood for Islam and killed several thousand invading troops.
This was genocide but neither America nor India objected because the victims were supporters of Islamic law.

However, America was not satisfied with the destruction of Swat, America kept pushing the army to DO MORE. One after the other, all the tribal regions were attacked and destroyed by the army. To please America, the army went into South Waziristan and did a repeat of Swat.

The demand to DO MORE continued till the army decided to attack North Waziristan. Here a pause occurred because Jamaate Islami urged the government to realize that entry into North Waziristan would create a condition of war within Pakistan. But the army had its orders from Washington. It invaded North Waziristan and evicted the ENTIRE POPULATION. Only a few thousand managed to escape into Afghanistan. The rest, more than a million, became internal refugees.

With the passage of years, the people of frontier areas decided to use peaceful means. The Islamic people had been killed or driven out in large numbers. So the new movement has a secular, ethnic veneer. Large numbers of Pashtoons have joined this movement in the belief that a peaceful, non-Sharia, movement would not be brutalized by the army..


 China Pig Ebola

Looks like the wrath of Allah is on China's attempt to destroy Islam.
China was forcing Muslims to eat pork.

Pig 'Ebola' Virus that started with a few dozen dead pigs in northeastern China is sending shock waves through the global food chain.

Last August, a farm with fewer than 400 hogs on the outskirts of Shenyang was found to harbor African swine fever, the first ever occurrence of the contagious viral disease in the country with half the world's pigs. Forty-seven head had died, triggering emergency measures including mass culling and a blockade to stop the transportation of livestock. Within days, a government notice proclaimed the outbreak "effectively controlled."

It was too late. By then, the disease had literally gone viral, dispersed across hundreds of miles in sickened animals, contaminated food, and in dirt and dust on truck tires and clothing. Nine months later, the contagion has spread nationwide, crossed borders to Mongolia, Vietnam and Cambodia, and bolstered meat markets globally.

While official estimates count 1 million culled hogs, slaughter data suggest 100 times more will be removed from China's 440 million-strong swine herd in 2019, the Chinese zodiac's "year of the pig."

The U.S. Department of Agriculture forecast in April a decline of 134 million head -- equivalent to the entire annual output of American pigs -- and the worst slump since the department began counting China's pigs in the mid 1970s.

"This is an unprecedented situation," said Arlan Suderman, chief economist for INTL FCStone Inc., who has been analyzing commodity markets for almost four decades. "This will impact food prices globally."

Like Ebola
The strain of African swine fever spreading in Asia is undeniably nasty, killing virtually every pig it infects by a hemorrhagic illness reminiscent of Ebola in humans. It's not known to sicken people, however.

The harm to pigs is especially critical for China, with a $128 billion pork industry and the world's third-highest per-capita consumption.

Pork Lovers
China's 2017 per-capita pork consumption was almost triple the global average
China's hog herd may decline as much as 30 percent, said Juan R. Luciano, chief executive officer of Archer-Daniels-Midland Co., one of the biggest agricultural commodity traders.

"China will clearly need to import substantial amounts of pork and likely other meat and poultry to satisfy demand," Luciano told analysts on an April 26 conference call. Chinese meat purchases may also boost sales of soybean meal, a source of livestock feed, in North America, Brazil, and Europe, he said.

Wholesale pork prices in China are already 21 percent higher than a year ago, and have risen in the U.S. and EU after processors sent more of their product to China. The price of bacon in Spain jumped about 20 percent during March, while pork shoulders climbed 17 percent in Germany, according to Interporc, a Madrid-based industry group.

Needing Meat
China will boost its imports to plug a domestic pork shortage

"The potential quantum of this is huge," said Angus Gidley-Baird, a commodities analyst with Rabobank in Sydney. "It's the biggest thing to affect the animal-protein market this year, and will probably have a lasting effect for a number of years. It will move markets and possibly influence geopolitical situations."

The rally has spread to other meats. Australia's beef exports to China surged 67 percent in the first quarter. In Brazil, shares in meatpackers such as JBS SA and Minerva SA have soared amid optimism of stronger sales to China.

War News

 War News

Mujahideen renew attacks.

May 2: In the Mohmand agency of the Pakistani frontier, an Islamic woman shot dead a Pakistani soldier who was breaking into her home. She pledged on the Qur'an telling him to stop breaking in. He did not stop, so she shot and killed him. [She is being praised on Pakistani face book accounts.]

April 30-May 1. Mujahideen from Afghanistan's Paktika province fought Pakistani troops fencing the border in Waziristan. Three Pakistani troops were killed and 7 injured. [Daily Times.]

April 15. In a battle with Pakistani troops, mujahideen coming in from Khost province of Afghanistan killed 5 Pakistani troops and wounded 12.

[Note: After years of fighting, Pakistan army forced Islamic groups who want Sharia to retreat into Afghan border areas.

The army remains in full occupation of border regions. The Islamic fighters retreated under heavy fire and occasional US drone strikes but continue to fight back.

Pakistani media dare not criticize army actions.]

Battles, Bombing and Massacres.

May 3-5. Russian Sukhoi 22 and Sukhoi 24 hit Islamic towns and villages in northern Hama province with 54 air strikes.

Assad regime's helicopters dropped 64 barrel bombs designed to kill civilians in villages and towns of southern Idlib province.

Civilians are fleeing towards Turkey.

May 4. Deraa province: People are defying and insulting the Assad but are mostly. unarmed. Two men who "reconciled" with the regime were killed. An intelligence officer of the Assad air force was also assassinated.

Deir ez Zor: IS fighters hiding in the eastern desert are attacking US-backed SDF forces. an attempt to kill an SDF commander failed but his 3 man escort was killed.

May 3. In Tayyana town IS gunmen exchanged fire with an SDF patrol and killed 4 SDF troops. In Busayrah town demonstrators came out with banners against SDF.


Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [SOHR] has pinpointed two massacres of women and children from the families of Islamic State fighters.

In the first massacre, the US air force wiped out the village of Baghouz [on the Euphrates river] killing over 200 women and children from the families of IS fighters.

In the second massacre, SOHR says that tribal allies of SDF slaughtered 230 helpless women and children from IS families who had not been able to escape.

People in villages along the southern Euphrates river are demanding that SDF should release women and children who are not connected to Islamic State.

Desert Fighting Taking Heavy toll of Assad regime. April to May.

In the eastern Homs province desert, from near Palmyra, down to Deir ez Zor, in month long fighting, 81 regime troops, including 9 Iranians, have been killed by Islamic State fighters. The IS fighters chased the regime troops till the Russian air force and missiles forced IS to retreat. 28 IS fighters were killed.

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi makes a Shocking re-emergence.

The leader of the Islamic State suddenly re-emerged on a video seen around the world. He admitted the fall of IS stronghold of Baghouz on the southern Euphrates but urged his followers to fight on. The US has put a $25 million bounty on his head. Earlier Russia has claimed that its missiles had killed the Caliph.

With both superpowers out to kill him, observers say its a serious blow for the West, Russia and Iran that he has not only survived but is leading his forces.


BBC is reporting that Islamic State {IS} fighters attacked General Haftar's forces who were training in the southern city of Sabha. The fighters frred the prisoners held in the city. Nine of Haftar's men were killed [one beheaded] and 7 wounded.

General Haftar is supported by the Egyptian tyrant General Sissi and the UAE [and thus indirectly by USA]. With massive weaponry, Haftar is trying to capture the
Libyan capital city of Tripoli. Fighters from Misrata have blocked his advance.
Another report indicates that drone attacks on Tripoli are from UAE's base in eastern Libya. These drone attacks are serious damage to the Tripoli defense.


Reports from Iraq indicate that IS is trying to enter Iraq from Syria, Baghdad regime indicates clashes with IS but gives no details.

Iranian news agencies do steady fake news against IS. These Iranian claims are so blatant that only people totally unaware of Iran's activities would give any credence to Iranian claims.

Iran invested a BILLION dollars in the US installed regime in Baghdad and now sees its "rewards" slipping away because Iraqis don't think highly of their Iranian allies.

News Within the U.S.

 News within the US

Nadrat's Unusual way of "Speaking" for
Unknown Causes.

Nadrat Siddique is a marathoner who wears shirts highlighting various causes dear to Muslims when she runs.

She has worn shirts for Aafia Siddiqui, Palestine, Black Lives Matter and now Immigrants.

On May 4, Nadrat did the International 5K in Columbia, Maryland [before she had to go for work!].

The race is sponsored by a local immigrant rights group called FIRNS. Nadrat represented Pakistan for the second year in a row and carried a small PAKISTANI FLAG.

She finished in 23:12, a pace of approximately 7:25 min/mile. She got the first place of all women.

[In her typical humble style, she said she got the first place because faster runners did not turn up.

Mauri Saalakhan, leading Activist for Human Rights.

Br. Saalakhan, as his friends call him, seems to have unlimited energy. People cannot keep up with him as he goes from city to city calling people to justice and compassion.

He has been persistent in his support for Dr. Aafia Siddiqui; even went to Pakistan to meet her family.

Now he is reminding people of the suffering of imam Jamil al-Amin whom the government has moved to a cell in Arizona.

His latest and UNIQUE achievement is to invite people to demonstrate at the CHINESE EMBASSY. This genocidal country has put several million Muslims in concentration camps.

[We urge Br. Saalakhan to support Ziyad Yaghi, an innocent Palestinian whose appeal has been turned down.

$500,000 Deal in Baltimore: Mayor Resigns.
May 2.

BALTIMORE, MD — The mayor of Baltimore resigned effective immediately, her attorney said at a press conference on Thursday, May 2. He read a statement from Mayor Catherine Pugh resigning from her position.

Pugh, 69, had been on leave since April 1. She cited pneumonia in stepping aside at a time when she was under scrutiny for netting more than half a million dollars in book deals from health-care companies that do business with the government.

"I am sorry for the harm that I have caused to the image of the city of Baltimore," Pugh said in a statement read by her attorney Steven Silverman at his office in downtown Baltimore Thursday afternoon.

The Most Dangerous City in Maryland.
[Courtesy Ellicott City Patch. May 3.]

Baltimore has been dubbed the "most dangerous city" in Maryland. That's according to the financial news and opinion site 24/7 Wall St., which dug into FBI data from 2017 to determine violent crime rates in nearly 2,000 cities and towns.

Here's what the analysis revealed about Baltimore:

Violent crimes in 2017: 12,430 (41.1 percent of state total, which is 30,273)
Violent crimes per 100,000 residents: 2,027 (state: 500)
Poverty rate: 22.4 percent (state: 9.7 percent)
Annual unemployment: 5.7 percent (state: 3.9 percent)

Invitation to Think

 Invitation to Think

So-called "Muslims" hooking-up with Hindus.

UAE Arabs Doing Idol Worship

Thawban narrated that the Messenger of Allah said:

"The Hour shall not be established until tribes of my Ummah unite with the idolaters, and until they worship idols. And indeed there shall be thirty imposters in my Ummah, each of them claiming that he is a Prophet. And I am the last of the Prophets, there is no Prophet after me."

Sahih (Darussalam); Jami' at-Tirmidhi 2219, Book 33, Hadith 62. English translation : Vol. 4, Book 7, Hadith 2219

The Messenger of Allah said:

"The Last Hour will not come before the tribes of my people attach themselves to the polytheists, and tribes of my people worship idols."

(Bukhari and Muslim)

Ibn Qudaamah said: It is not permissible for any of them (the kuffaar) to live in the Hijaaz. This is the view of Maalik and al-Shaafa'i, but Maalik said: I think that they should be expelled from all the Arab lands, because the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: "Two religions cannot coexist in the Arabian Peninsula." Abu Dawood narrated with his isnaad from 'Umar that he heard the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) say: "I will certainly expel the Jews and the Christians from the Arabian Peninsula, and I will not leave anyone there but Muslims."
 UAE Arabs  UAE Arabs

Guidance by Sis. Yasmin.

Revive a Sunnah: Delaying the Suhoor.

The Prophet (sall Allaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) said...
"If one of you hears the call to prayer (Adhan) and the vessel is in the hand of one of you, then let him not put it down until he fulfills his need from it."
[Source~ Reported by Abu Daw'ud.]
  1. Al-Albani (may Allah grant him Al-Firdaus) said:
    "And what is meant here by the call is the second call, the second Adhaan. It is not the first Adhaan, which they wrongly call the Adhaan for withholding (al-Imsaak). We must know that there is no basis for calling the first Adhaan the Adhaan for withholding (imsaak)."
  2. The second Adhaan is when we are to withhold, and this is clearly stated in the Qur'an... Allah, the Mighty and Majestic, says:
    "And eat and drink until the white thread of dawn becomes clear to you from the black thread of the night."
  3. in the 'Hadeeth' agreed upon by al-Bukharee and Muslim, from the hadeeth of Abdullaah ibn Umar (radi Allahu anhu) that ...
    The Prophet (sall Allaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) said...
    "Let not the Adhaan of Bilaal deceive you." meaning, the first Adhaan, "because he gives the Adhaan in order to awaken the person who is sleeping, and so that the person who wishes to eat the pre-dawn meal can do so. So eat and drink until Ibn Umm Maktoon gives the Adhaan."
  4. It is opposition to Allah and to the Messenger that a person says that one who hears the 'Adhaan' whilst he has food in his mouth must spit it out upon the ground. This is not from the Sunnah. Rather this is contrary to the Sunnah, and is contrary to the clear command of the Messenger (sall Allaahu 'alayhi wa sallam).

[Source:Taken from "Silsilah al-Hudaa wan-Noor, Tape No. 590 "]

The Neglect: What happens today is totally contrary to this. Many people eat their Suhoor an hour before 'Fajr' or withhold from food and drink 15 minutes or so before dawn. This is not befitting.
This is contrary to the Sunnah -
The 'Sunnah': The companions of the Prophet (sall Allaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) used to eat the Suhoor so late that one of them would almost hear the Adhan and he would still be eating because he had delayed the Suhoor.
My Salaams To All.
Y A S M I N.
 Sis Yasmin

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