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24 Zulhijjah 1440 A.H. - August 25 2019 Issue # 34, Newsletter #1825

Hadith of the Week

Narrated by Aisha, r.a.:

Al Harith bin Hisham asked the Prophet, "How does the divine inspiration come to you?" He replied, "In all these ways: The Angel sometimes comes to me with a voice which resembles the sound of a ringing bell, and when this state abandons me, I remember what the Angel has said, and this type of Divine Inspiration is the hardest on me; and sometimes the Angel comes to me in the shape of a man and talks to me, and I understand and remember what he says."

Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 54, Number 438
 Sis Kristi
[With thanks to Sis. Kristi]

 Word Around The Net

by Br. Nazeer, Texas
Qatar retracts support for China's detention of Uighur Muslims

Hezbollah chief: 'We will down Israeli drones in Lebanon skies

Houthis 'fire 10 ballistic missiles' at Saudi airport

Guantanamo's 'most tortured detainee' still can't leave

Netanyahu puts West Bank at heart of election strategy

Muslims in China's most oppressed region turn to video sharing App to communicate with the world

S.Africa seizes Air Tanzania plane over unpaid farm claim

Political Prisoners :

Civil Discord Show



China has been using forced labor camps and prison labor to profit off of the cotton industry in its Xinjiang region, a non-profit organization said Thursday.

U.S. companies that have been using materials originating in these prison labor camps include Disney, Adidas, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger and Nike, according to Louisa Greve, Director for External Affairs of the Uyghur Human Rights Project.

"There are obvious attempts to conceal from the outside world [China's] actual plan," Greve said at a panel hosted by CPIC

Tahir Hamut, like other members of the Uighur Muslim ethnic minority growing up in Xinjiang, began working in a labor camp during elementary school at the command of the Chinese government.

"Everyone is forced to do all types of hard labor or face punishment," he said. "Anyone unable to complete their duties will be beaten."

Hamut eventually escaped to the U.S. with his family in 2017, but his brother was subsequently arrested by Chinese authorities.

There are an estimated 500,000 to 800,000 Uighur prisoners working in these camps, the report says.

Up to one million people, or about 7% of the Muslim population in Xinjiang, have been incarcerated in an expanding network of "political re-education" camps, according to U.S. officials and UN experts.


Hundreds of Palestinians across the Gaza Strip headed Friday toward the security fence area to participate in the weekly anti-occupation protests known as the Great March of Return.

The Higher National Commission of the Great March of Return and Breaking of the Gaza Siege named this Friday's rallies "We are ready to protect Al-Aqsa" in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the first attempt to burn Al-Aqsa Mosque and the continued repressive procedures by the Israeli authorities in Jerusalem.

Since the Gaza rallies began in March last year, nearly 270 protesters have been martyred — and thousands more wounded — by Israeli forces at the security fence areas with Gaza.

Demonstrators demand an end to Israel's 12-year-old blockade to the Gaza Strip, which has shattered the coastal enclave's economy and deprived its two million inhabitants of free movement in and out from Gaza and prevented many basic amenities.

[For once, the Palestinians struck back and killed an Israeili soldier in training.]



Thanks go to Br. Abu Talib for helping orphans have Qurbani on Eid.

 Br Abu Talib

Abu Talib is a long time member of Jamaat al-Muslimeen and lives in Brooklyn, NY.


Friday August 23

Security forces in Indian-administered Kashmir have clashed with protesters in the city of Srinagar.

Hundreds of people took part in a demonstration after Friday prayers in the Soura neighbourhood.

The march turned violent as protesters threw stones at security forces, who retaliated with tear gas and pellets. At least two were injured.

Tensions have been escalating since the Indian government removed the region's partial autonomy three weeks ago.

Information has also been scarce, as internet and mobile networks have mostly been blocked. [BBC]

 Call to Action

Islamic Call Society
A Voice from Canada.

Last month Br. Shaikh Hyder from Canada visited the Shoora Committee of Jamaat al-Muslimeen in Maryland.

He introduced the idea of the Islamic Call Society which would reach out to the publiv with the basic message of Islam on a large scale through leafletting and other forms of publicity.

Br. Shaikh wants the messages, khutbas and teachings of Maulana Maudoodi to be professionally translated into English for mass distribution.

He is willimg to pay for the translations to a writer who is good in Urdu and English.

If you are able and willing please write with your resume to:

Masjid Jamaat al-Muslimeen, 4624 York Road, Baltimore, MD 21212

Question and Answers

 Questions Answers

Fatwas or Islamic Rulings.

New Trend receives questions about Islam every month. If we don't answer them, the questioners go to other study groups and sometimes get sect oriented answers,

New Trend will use its editorial segmen to answer some of these questions. We use the Qur'an and authentic hadith as our sources. If we make mistakes, we welcome corrections but we will avoid debate and open ended conroversies.

The most important questions we receive are about the rights of women. As Iran is now a regional power, its supporters are often foremost in twisting Islam into a sectarian angle.

The fitrst one we will answer is about mutah or temporary marriage,

Muta' [Temporary marriage] is forbidden in Islam
Ali, r.a., narrates: The messenger of Allah, pbuh, forbade temporary marriage, muta', at Khyber....
{Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim.]

Comment by Kaukab Siddique: Part of the exploitation of women is the behavior of men who take women for their sexual pleasure and then abandon them after they have had their pleasure. Usually this behavior is a form of prostitution for a fixed period of time in which the woman is given a token gift.

Unfortunately, to undermine Islam, the Iranians have made temporary marriage a center piece of their religion. They claim to revere Ali, r.a., but they ignore this authentic hadith narrated by Ali, r.a.

Ali, r.a., was the hero of the battle of Khyber . Hadith about his bravery at Khyber is accepted by Iranian sect, which they like to embellish, but they try to undermine the hadith against temporary marriage by claiming that it was forbidden by Umar, r.a., and not by the Prophet, pbuh.

Mut'a or temporary marriage was widespread in pagan Arabia along with many other oppressive practices which degraded women.

Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, outlawed muta' but because it was widespread, it took two phases of banning for it to be stamped out. One was at the battle against the Jews of Khyber and the other against the pagans at the conquest of Makka also known as the campaign of Awtas.

"Ali, r.a., narrates that temporary marriage [mut'a] was prohibited by the Prophet, pbuh, at Khyber ...." Hadith in the collections of Bukhari, Muslim, Muwatta of Malik, Sunan of Nasai, Tirmizi and ibn Maja]

Before the battle began, mut'a was permitted. Similarly, according to Arab custom, it was permitted at Awtas but then:

"Subra Juhni, r.a., narrates that the messenger of Allah, pbuh, said Mut'a was permitted to you but now Allah Almighty has declared it forbidden [haram] for all time to come till the Day of Judgement." [Hadith collected by Muslim, Abu Dawud, Nasai, ibn Maja and Ahmad ibn Hanbal.

Mut'a is considered valid by the Iranian sect because of a twisted interpretation of a verse in the Qur'an. Hadith is always decisive in interepretation of the Qur'an. Mut'a is a form of prostitution carried out under the cover of religion. Women are sexually used in Mut'a for an hour or two or a week or two in exchange for money or a gift.



Did Trump & Modi Conspire Against Imran Khan?
Massive Islamic Rally in Peshawar to Liberate Kashmir.

by Qaiser Sharif

LAHORE- Aug 25: Jamaat-e-Islami chief Sirajul Haq said the people of Indian Occupied Kashmir are in worst pain but the rulers in Islamabad are sitting silent and looking towards the US for solution of the dispute.
Addressing "Save Kashmir March" in Peshawar on Sunday, he demanded the government take concrete steps for the support of the people of the occupied valley.

This was the 21st day of curfew in Indian occupied Kashmir and a worse humanitarian crisis was impending in the region which could cost thousands of lives including elderly, women and children, he warned.

Siraj said reports were coming about shortages of food and drugs from the valley.

Saying that US President Donald Trump's offer for mediation on Kashmir was a fraud, the JI chief said that it had become clear now that the offer was merely a trap laid for Prime Minister Imran Khan by the US and India under a conspiracy.

India went to revoke the Article 370 and 35A at a time when the Pakistani government was over excited on Trump's offer, he said.

Now without wasting any further time, he said, the rulers should announce a solid strategy on Kashmir without pinning any hope on the UN and the western world that they would come to resolve the dispute between India and Pakistan.
The people of Pakistan were looking towards Islamabad that it would go to every extent for the support of the people of held Kashmir, he said. If the rulers failed to extend any support at this testing time, he warned, the nation would never forgive them. He said the JI was organizing people on Kashmir cause across the country.

The next march, he announced, would be organized in Karachi on September 1 where thousands of people will express solidarity with their brothers and sisters in Kashmir.
He said New Delhi could never keep the people of Kashmir as their slaves. He said the sun of freedom will soon rise on the valley and their sacrifices to get freedom from Indian yoke will soon bear fruit.

Siraj said the JI wanted peace in Afghanistan which was only possible when the foreign forces would leave the Afghan soil. He said Afghan people should be allowed to decide about their future.

Thousands of people holding banners and placards participated in the march. The chanted slogans against Indian armed forces, Indian premier and vowed to continue their full support to the Kashmiris.

JI leaders Mustaq Ahmed, Dr Khalid Mahmood, Atiqur Rahman and Qaisar Sharif also addressed the participants.

War News

 War News

Iraq Latest research from US author
Black Flags author Warrick, expert researcher on ISIS, said today that today it's easier for the Islamic militant group to move around and strike.

The cities controlled by ISIS were reduced to rubble by the air forces of the US, Britain, France and Canada. Thousands of civilians were killed by US and Shia allies, including 40,000 in Mosul alone [The Independent UK] and 18000 civilians in al-Raqqa [still being counted].

Warrick says it was expensive for ISIS to maintain the cities but now it can wage insurgent warfare at little cost because it has a support base in the population of eastern Syria and western and northwestern Iraq. The Caliphate in its physical shape has been destroyed but the concept has spread in global Muslim world.


Russia & Iran Capture Border town in Irbid. Turkey did Nothing. Fighting in Latakia. Curfew in southern Euphrates. Bombing & Barrels Continue. Population Fleeing.
Mujahideen in Northern Hama stopped Regime. Chaos in Deraa as people resist Assad.

After week long clashes in southern Irbid province and northern Hama, mujahideen have stopped regime advances despite heavy bombing by Russia, shelling by Iranian artillery and barrel bombs from Assad's helicopers.

August 25, In the latest clash, 22 regime troops [Shia militia] were killed along with 13 mujahideen [noted by Observatory]. These clashes were at al-Taman'aa, east of Khan Shaykhun.

Earlier in the week, Islamic defenders withdrew from Khan Shaykhun to avoid being encircled by regime forces. Alawite-Shia militias [called the Home Army] entered the town and looted homes and set fires.

Russian bombing is continuing with short interruptions in Irbid province and northern Hama. The population is fleeing to the north towards Turkey. [40,000 approx. fled.]

Regime forces captured 6 villages in northern Hama province, Strangely enough there is a Turkish military post here at Morek but it did nothing. Rumors are afloat that Turkey is allowing

the regime to take over though Russia and Turkey had made the area off limit to regime attacks.

In Deir Ez Zor, eastern bank of the Euphrates rives, ISIS guerrilla warfare against US-backed SDF Kurds is picking up. Every day of week there were attacks on SDF troops with increasing death toll and wounded. SDF has now imposed curfew in the area particularly al-Busayr town.

Deraa province is in a chaotic situation with the public finding opportunities to attack Assad's troops and officials. In turn the regime is arresting and torturing "suspects."

News Within the U.S.

 News within the US

Jay-Z: A hustler Through and Through
How Kaepernick's Peaceful Anti-Police- Brutality Protests were Sidelined.

by Sis, Aisha [Jamaat al-Muslimeen New York City]

Jay-Z's entertainment company, Roc Nation, has made a deal with the NFL that allows Roc Nation to co-produce NFL entertainment venues, such as the Super Bowl. Roc Nation will also partner with the NFL's Inspire Change initiative, which was created by the league in an effort to curtail the kneeling protest.

Former NFL player Colin Kaepernick's national anthem kneeling protest was in response to the alarming inability of prosecutors to get indictments against police officers in questionable killings of unarmed black people. However, oblivious, racist fans called sports radio programs demanding that black professional athletes do more than just hand out 200 turkeys for Thanksgiving every year and let law enforcement do its job. This inane critique had absolutely nothing to do with the inability to prosecute suspected criminal cops.

NFL player Eric Reid called Inspire Change an NFL maneuver to hijack the national anthem protest. Recently, Eric Reid and Colin Kaepernick reached a settlement with the NFL in a lawsuit where they alleged that they were blackballed and prevented from playing in the league.

African-Americans working for the mainstream media are all in support of Jay-Z's deal with the NFL. However, critics see Jay-Z's move as very questionable. Some critics have gone as far as to say that he should not do any deals with he NFL until Kaepernick is reinstated. There are still some players kneeling in protest.

But, after Mahmud Abdul-Rauf's 1994 national anthem protest, the NBA has mastered the ability to squash any type of activism or social awareness among players.

For example, during the 2016 Espys, the Banana Boat Boys (Dywane Wade, LeBron James, Chris Paul & Carmelo Anthony) stood on stage to voice their own disapproval of the police killings of unarmed black people. Afterwards, there were media murmurs of possible kneeling protests in the NBA and how NBA profits could take a hit, as many claim the NFL's had taken. But, no worries. The Banana Boat Boys did not like making sacrifices. But, they did like making commercials.

The NBA did some ads showing police officers playing basketball with inner-city kids in their Police Athletic League (PAL) and sitting with NBA players having dialogue, etc. The mainstream media has been successful, once again, in putting black professionals on the defensive for having the audacity to criticize America while earning millions of dollars!

Well, thanks to the NFL, NBA, half-stepping black professional athletes, and now Jay-Z, the purpose of the kneeling protest is lost. But, it was never supposed to work, anyway. A corrupt system cannot be changed from within it. It must be avoided at all cost, if possible. Allah tells us this in Al-Kaafiruun (109:6): "To you be your way and to me be mine." Maybe it is good that Colin Kaepernick is no longer an NFL player.

Invitation to Think

 Invitation to Think

From Chicago.
Warning to my Muslim family on Fake Leaders

by Salim Abdul-Khaliq [Founder of the Flaming Crescent Society]

Do not be guilty of personality worship of leaders. Those who make created beings equal to Allah have a heavy price to pay on the day of Judgement.

Stop praising the names of men above that of Allah. Your sheiks , imams , Mullahs and ministers did not create themselves.

I had one Muslim tell me if I did not follow his Imam I was not a true Muslim. What a fool! His Ieader did not create me!

Whatever knowledge wisdom or fame they have was blessed to them by Allah only. Some of you may find yourself in the hellfire if you are not careful. Shortly those you idolize in place of Allah will be DEAD.

Allah dies not.
Allahu Akbar

Guidance by Sis. Yasmin.

'Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem'
'As Salaam O Alaykum wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barkatuh'

"O you who believe, Intoxicants, and Gambling, and the Altars of Idols, and the Games of chance are abominations of the Devil {!}
you shall Avoid them, that you may Succeed.
[Source: 'Qur`an'~Surat Al 'Maai'dah' 5: A # 90]

It was reported by Anas (may Allah be pleased with him) that
Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said:

"God's curse falls on Ten{10} groups of people
who deal with Alcohol:
  1. The one who distills it.
  2. The one for whom it has been distilled.
  3. The one who drinks it.
  4. The one who Transports it.
  5. The one to who it has been Brought.
  6. The one who Serves it.
  7. The one who Sells it.
  8. The one who Utilizes Money from it.
  9. The one who Buys it
  10. The one who buys it for someone else.'

[Source of 'Hadith' ~ Sunan Ibn-I-Majah Volume #3,
Book of Intoxicants, Chapter 30~ Hadith # 3380].

A Dialogue between a Scholar and an Alcoholic !

Alcoholic: Do you think I am doing wrong by eating a date ?
Scholar:No !

Alcoholic: And if I ate with it some grass ?
Scholar: There is nothing wrong with that.

Alcoholic: And if I were to wash them down with water ?
Scholar: Drink and enjoy.

Alcoholic: Since all of that is permissible, then why do you forbid us from alcohol, which consists of the above mentioned ingredients?
Scholar: If I poured water on top of you, would that hurt you ?

Alcoholic: No it would not.
Scholar: And if I sprinkle some dirt in that, would you be hurt?

Alcoholic: That would not harm me.
Scholar:But if I were to mix it water and dirt together and through a process make a large brick from those two elements, and then were I to throw that large brick at you, would you be hurt?

Alcoholic: That would kill me !
Scholar: The same goes for Alcohol !

"Most Blessed is He Who has revealed to His servant, the Criterion of the right and the wrong".
[Source~ Qur'an~ Surat Al Furqan ~25 A # 1]
~My 'Salaams' to all ~
Y a s m i n.
"Never Despair Of The Mercy Of Allah"
 Sis Yasmin

2019-08-26 Mon 11:44:41 ct