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8 Muharram 1441 A.H. - September 8 2019 Issue # 36, Newsletter #1827
Hadith of the Week
Narrated by Abu Huraira, r.a.:
While we were with Allah's Apostle a bedouin got up and
said, "O Allah's Apostle! Settle my case according to
Allah's Book (Laws)." Then his opponent got up and said, "O
Allah's Apostle! He has said the truth! Settle his case
according to Allah's Book (Laws.) and allow me to speak," He
said, "My son was a laborer for this man and he committed
illegal sexual intercourse with his wife. The people told me
that my son should be stoned to death but I ransomed him
with one-hundred sheep and a captive girl. Then I asked the
religious learned people and they told me that his wife
should be stoned to death and my son should receive
one-hundred lashes and be sentenced to one year of exile.'
The Prophet said, "By Him in Whose Hands my life is, I will
judge between you according to Allah's Book (Laws): As for
the captive girl and the sheep, they are to be returned; and
as for your son, he shall receive one-hundred lashes and
will be exiled for one year. You, O Unais!" addressing a man
from Bani Aslam, "Go tomorrow morning to the wife of this
(man) and if she confesses, then stone her to death." The
next morning Unais went to the wife and she confessed, and
he stoned her to death.
Bukhari Volume 9,
Book 91, Number 365
with thanks to Sis.Kristi
Video Inside Muslim Internment Camps.
More than a million Uighurs and others belonging to Muslim
minority groups are believed to be detained in China's
Xinjiang region. China calls them "transformation camps"
built to prevent extremism from spreading. However, reports
indicate they're more like prisons. BBC News correspondent
John Sudworth got exclusive access to one of the
Apple says China's Uighur Muslims were targeted in the
recent iPhone hacking campaign.
The tech giant gave a rare statement that bristled at
Google's analysis of the novel hacking operation.
In the wake of one of the worst attacks ever against iPhone
and iPad security, Apple issued a rare statement on Friday
rebutting claims about the attack made by Google in a blog
post last week.
The Google post said that hacked websites were used to
"indiscriminately" attack individuals who visited them,
through numerous critical vulnerabilities in iOS, the
operating system that powers iPhones and iPads. These
exploits were used to attack as many as thousands of victims
per week, according to Google. However, according to Apple's
new statement, Google's report left out or misrepresented
See Full Story Here
by Br. Nazeer, Texas
Trump calls off secret meetings with Taliban and Afghan
president. Cancels peace negotiations
Kashmiris say they are living in an "open-air prison"
US offered captain of Iranian oil tanker if he "steered the
boat to a country where it could be seized"!
Iranian tanker row: Oil 'sold' in defiance of US threats
Saudi Arabia, UAE urge freeze on fighting in southern Yemen
Hong Kong protesters march to US Consulate to call for help
Russia And Ukraine Conduct Prisoner Exchange, Renewing Hopes For Talks
Political Prisoners :
Civil Discord Show
Israeli troops kill Gaza teens during border protests
GAZA CITY (Reuters) - Israeli forces shot and killed two
Palestinian teenagers including a 14-year-old during
protests along the Gaza-Israel border on Friday, Palestinian
health officials said.
They named the dead as Khaled Al-Rabai, 14, and Ali
Al-Ashqar, 17. Seventy protesters were wounded, 38 of them
by live fire, medical officials said.
Protesters have staged 18 months of weekly demonstrations
dubbed the "Great March of Return", calling for an end to a
security blockade imposed on Gaza by Israel and Egypt, and
for Palestinians to have the right to return to land from
which their families fled or were forced to flee during
Israel's founding in 1948.
Israel rejects any such return, saying that would eliminate
its Jewish majority.
An Israeli military spokesman said troops guarding the
border on Friday were faced with more than 6,000
demonstrators at several points along the fence.
Around 210 Palestinians have been killed since the protests
began in March 2018, Gaza medical officials say.
In that period, an Israeli soldier was shot dead by a
Palestinian sniper along the frontier, and another was
killed during an Israeli undercover raid into Gaza.
New Trend Impressive on Face Book.
The September 1 issue of New Trend reached 130,657 people
including many in Turkey, Bangladesh and Pakistan.
The contents included:
ISNA's violation of Islamic law.
"Disappearances" in Pakistan by military.
Muharram by Sis. Yasmin.
Gaza defies "Israel."
Massive Karachi rally for Kashmir by JI.
and much else.
Imam Speaks on Muslim Rights after Demolition of Mosque by
by Kabir Oyemomi
Imam Haroon Muhammad of Trans-Amadi Central Mosque of Port
Harcourt in Rivers State has stated how the land was
acquired in 2009 with due process. He said they started with
fencing but the fence caught the attention of the then
governor Rotimi Amaechi and thereafter ordered the
demolition of the fence on Feb 2,2010. The leadership of the
Mosque went to court and secured judgement in the favor of
the Mosque as duly acquired.
The Imam stated that the mosque has the largest congregation
in whole of Rivers State as the mosque connects about
thirteen communities in the heart of Rivers State.
Demolishing such a Mosque appears as a deliberate attempt at
rendering the teeming Muslim faithful disillusioned as to
worshipping, especially on Jummat day.
This clear explanation from the Imam makes it so difficult
for anyone to believe the governor of Rivers State,Nyesom
Wike, who had earlier claimed there was no mosque demolished
by his government. The governor had spoken as if the place
was never marked or acquired for such purpose.
Recall that the governor never minces words in declaring the
state of Rivers as a Christian State, which kind of
declaration that has never come from any governor in the
history of Nigeria, even in the north where it's clear that
Muslim dominate some states.
We call on the Christian governor to allow peace to reign in
Rivers State by ceding the mosque to the rightful owners .
Horrific Oppression of Women in South Africa.
Via Sis. Rayana [Gone viral]
Welcome to South Africa
Where you can get arrested for swearing on a beach
Where you can get arrested for lying on your cv
Where you can get arrested for having a cub
Where you can get arrested for driving above the speed
The very same South Africa where
Babies as young as 8 weeks old are raped
Grandmothers , Great Grandmothers are raped
Teens , Woman , Toddlers , Babies Brutally Murdered
Females being kidnapped
Females being sold for sex trafficking
Females being abused by their loved ones
The very same South Africa where
Children on the Cape Flats spend most of there time on the
grounds, ducking while shootings are in progress
Drugs are sold openly , regardless of your age
Little boys are recruited to gangs , carrying firearms
YES , This is South Africa
Where as a woman you have to constantly watch your back
For every male that passes you , you try and identify them
JUST IN CASE he is the one who ends up following you to the
bathroom in a restaurant, Just in case he is the one who
ends up kidnapping you in the shopping mall's parking
Just in case he is the one who rapes you when delivering
your Food to your home
Just in case he is the one who comes to visit your family
and takes advantage of you when nobody is paying
Just in case he is the one who assaults you while you're on
your way home in an uber
This is ALSO South Africa
Where teen boys are gangraped
Where teen boys are forced to murder
Where mentally challenged men are paid to have sex with
Where men are hijacked for their cars
Where men are kidnapped and held for ransoms because they
simply own a business
Where men are killed in bars , due to a tiny
This is ALSO South Africa
Where children can no longer play outside on there own until
the street lights comes on like back in the day
Where children are kidnapped right outside their schools
Where children are bribed in order to go with their
Where INNOCENT children's lives are taken for simply being
at the wrong place at the wrong time
This is South Africa
Where being a woman is being a target
This is NOT MY SOUTH AFRICA
WILL YOU BE NEXT?
The Legacy of Umar, r.a., and Hussain, r.a.
Here is a short history of the Golden Era of Islam.
Kerbala came after the Caliphate was over.
by Kaukab Siddique, PhD
The Qur'an counts Muharram as one of the holy months. Within
Islamic texts, it's owing to the destruction of the
Pharoah's army which was pursuing Musa [Moses] in Muharram.
The Pharoah's drowning is a sign to the Muslims that if they
are true believers, Allah will give them victory however
powerful the enemy. [Moses was a Muslim like all all other
messengers of God.]
Within the context of history, Muharram has two most
The martyrdom of Umar, r.a., on Mohurram 1 after he ruled
for 10 years and made Islam the greatest power on the planet
The martyrdom of Husain, r.a., the grandson of the prophet,
pbuh, on Mohurram 10 who sacrificed himself and his family
to safeguard the core values of Islam.
Most Muslims do not know the timeline between these two
events and hence do not understand how a tyrant could get
away with killing the beloved grandson of the Prophet, pbuh.
Here is an outline of the history of Islam after the
Prophet, pbuh, passed away which helps us to understand why
this tragedy happened.
632-634 c.e.Abu Bakr, r.a., was the first rightly guided
Caliph of Islam. He ruled for two and a half years. He not
only defeated the tribal attempts to destroy nascent Islam
but also inflicted crushing defeats on the Roman empire [one
superpower of the day] at the battles of Ajnadin and Yarmuk.
The Islamic commander was Khalid ibn al-Waleed, r.a.,whom
the Prophet, pbuh, had hailed as Saifullah, the Sword of
634-644 c.e. Umar, r.a., was the second rightly guided
Caliph of Islam. He ruled for 10 years and destroyed the
oppressive Persian empire [the second superpower of that
time] The battle of Qadisia sealed the fate of the vast
Persian domains. He was martyred by a Persian prisoner
644-656 c.e. Usman, r.a., the third rightly guided Caliph of
Islam. During his 12 years, Europe was put on the defensive
and the combined Christian fleet was.destroyed by his
commander Muawiyya, r.a.
Usman, r.a., is most famous for the compilation of the
Qur'an into one book, with written Qur'an cross checked with
memorization by thousands of people. He was martyred by
shismatics who claimed that he was not as good as the first
This was the golden era of Islam. Vast populations embraced
Islam because Islam opposed slavery and taught the rights of
women and taught faith in ONE GOD.. The two empires could
not face the Muslims because, as Khalid, r.a., said to the
oppressors, "we love death and paradise as much as you love
life and wealth."
However, as Islam spread, fewer and fewer sahaba, r.a.,
[Companions of the Prophet, pbuh] were available to teach
Islam and they were thinly spread out from Makka and Madina
to Egypt, Syria and Iraq and on into Persia. Great wealth
flowed into Muslim lands and with it came jealousy and
656-661 c.e. Ali, r.a., was raised to the caliphate by the
murderers of Usman, r.a. His rule saw Muslims fightning each
other because he could not [or would not] arrest and punish
the murderers of Usman. He ruled for 5 years and moved the
capital from Madinah to Kufa. He went into battle with
Ayesha, r.a., the Mother of the Believers, and Muawiyya,
r.a., both of whom sought to punish the murderers of Usman,
r.a. Finally, his forces were internally broken up by
conflict over the issue of cease fire with Muawiyyah, r.a.
Ali's elder son, Hasan, r.a., had always been opposed to
war. He not only made peace with Muawiyyah, r.a., after Ali,
r.a, but accepted him as the rightful ruler.
661-680 c.e. Muawiyyah, r.a. ruled for 20 years. Once again
Muslims were united and Islam blossomed as a culture and a
civilization and a force for jihad. However, the internal
purity of the Islamic way epitomized in the caliphate of
Umar, r.a.,could not be brought back. Muawiyyah, r.a., sowed
the seeds of kingship. Ayesha, r.a., admonished him but most
of the sahaba were too thinly spread out and were growing
too old to vigorously oppose him. He
"persuaded"-coerced-bought most people to accept his son
Yazeed as the next Caliph.
680-683 c.e. Yazeed had been a strong warrior but as ruler,
he was a failure. Husain, r.a., the grandson of the prophet,
pbuh, sought to replace him and went out towards Kufa at the
petition of hundreds of people who sought him as Caliph.
While he was in the desert at Kerbala [now in Iraq] he was
betrayed by those who had petitioned him. His small force
was surrounded by a tribal army of 4,000 sent by Yazeed's
governor Ibn Ziyad. Husain, r.a and his male family members
went down fighting and were ruthlessly slain. His female
family members were humiliated though Yazeed expressed great
sorrow when the news of Kerbala reached him.
683-692 c.e. Abdullah, r.a., the son of Asma, r.a., and
Zubayr, r.a., fought Yazeed's armies and defeated them. The
Islamic world, except Syria, accepted Abdullah, r.a., as
Caliph. His seven years were the closest in their Islamic
content to the era of Umar, r.a. However, he too was
betrayed and finally isolated in Makka where he was martyred
in the Kaaba itself by the forces of Yazeed's successor. He
would not surrender owing to to the exhortations of his
mother Asma, r.a.
Thus the era of the Caliphate ended and was replaced by
Kingship. After that Arabia became secondary and Islam grew
in Africa, Persia, India, Central Asia, Turkey and
Today we see a resurgence of Islam owing to the teachings of
Shah Waliullah, Syed Ahmed Shaheed, Iqbal, Hasan al-Banna,
Shaykh Nursi of Turkey, Syed Qutb, Maulana Maudoodi, Dr.
Omar Abdel Rahman, Shaykh Osama, Dr. al-Zawahiri, Mullah
Umar and the Caliphate in al-Raqqa and Mosul
Africa is gradually becoming the leader of the Islamic
revolution. The historic influences are those of Bilal,
r.a., [the prophet's great companion], Tariq ibn Ziyad,
Mansa Musa, Yusuf ibn Tashfeen and the Sokoto jihad
movement. Then came the Mahdi of Sudan. In Algeria FIS has
been crushed but it has been replaced by al-Qaida in the
Islamic Maghreb, various groups in Libya, al-Shabab in
Somalia, and Boko Haram in Nigeria. The Muslim Brotherhood
in Egypt surprised everyone by the sacrifices it has
In America, the seminal leadership is also African,
including Malcolm X and Imam Jamil al-.Amin,
Undermining Independence of Islamic Schools.
Comment by Shaikh Mohommad [UK]
... the Pakistan military announced an even more sweeping
reform. Pakistan's 30,000 madrassas were to be brought under
state control. I thought there is a civilian Government in
Pakistan. It seems Pakistan's Military still controls the
country. And Imran Khan is merely a stooge of Pakistan Army.
It is high time that Pakistanis come on the streets and
demand that the Military interventions should stop. We
should learn from the people in Hong Kong and demand freedom
from Pakistan Army. By the way, if Saeed has committed any
crime, he should be brought before the courts and tried. The
action against Saeed merely shows the master and servant
relationship that exist between Washington and Islamabad
Khan stirs hornet's nest with reform of madrassas
In the days before Imran Khan set off to meet President
Trump at the White House, the Pakistani government launched
an eye-catching crackdown on Islamist groups and terror
financing at home.
Hafiz Saeed, the alleged mastermind of the Mumbai terror
attacks in 2008 and a man living freely in Pakistan despite
the $10 million bounty on his head, was placed under house
arrest. Islamist charities linked to Saeed, founder of the
Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist group, were shut down.
To underpin the headline-grabbing arrest of Saeed, the
Pakistani military announced an even more sweeping reform.
Pakistan's 30,000 madrassas, or Islamic religious schools,
were to be brought under state control.
The courses studied by more than three million students -
from memorisation of the Koran, to Arabic literature, to
Islamic jurisprudence - will be regulated and streamlined by
"The government of Pakistan . . . has decided that these
madrassas will be mainstreamed," General Asif Ghafoor, a
military spokesman, announced. "An Islamic education will
continue to be provided but there will be no hate
It is a huge and controversial step, if it happens.
Pakistan's madrassas have long been a bitter source of
contention in its relations with neighbours and the West,
viewed as a breeding ground for Islamist terror.
Thousands of budding militants have passed through the
seminaries, weaned on jihadi propaganda by extremist
clerics, before joining the ranks of al-Qaeda, Islamic
State, LeT and the Taliban. Tens of millions of pounds were
funnelled to militant groups through the schools from
shadowy donors in the Middle East.
Millions more is thought to have been laundered through some
schools from organised crime and the drug trade. The power
of the clerics has protected the madrassas. Until now.
Previous efforts to regulate the seminaries have petered
out, with the government wary of antagonising conservatives,
even when graduates of the madrassas have turned on Pakistan
When the Pakistani Taliban killed more 140 people, most of
them children, at a school in Peshawar in 2014, it was
hailed as a tipping point. Amid public grief and fury, the
military pledged to end the state's old distinction between
"good and bad Taliban", launching a huge offensive against
Hundreds were killed and thousands more arrested but the
plan to clean up the madrassas and root out the jihadist
ideology that has plagued Pakistan soon foundered.
Mr Khan's administration insists it will be different this
time. The timing of the announcement, ahead of the
Washington trip, was no coincidence. President Trump has
been scathing in his criticism since attacking Pakistan's
"lies and deceit" early last year. Accusing Pakistan of
failing to combat terrorism, Mr Trump cut off military aid
to Islamabad worth £240 million.
A floundering Pakistani economy was hit again when the
country was added to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)
sanctions list for failing to combat money laundering and
terror financing. The listing has cost Islamabad an
estimated $10 billion, and a crucial meeting with the FATF
now beckons in October.
If Pakistan cannot demonstrate progress, it could slip onto
the "black list" with Iran and North Korea, incurring
further, crippling sanctions.
The new regulations on the schools are sweeping. The
education minister, Shafqat Mahmood, has said that modern
subjects, including English, maths and social sciences, will
be added to the syllabus, with the madrassas folded into the
national education system. Bank accounts and sources of
funding must be made transparent, while visas for foreign
students have been virtually frozen while the changes are
Government officials have held dozens of meetings with the
Ittehad-e-Tanzeemat-e-Madarais Pakistan, a national body
representing madrassas of five Muslim sects. Even Pakistan's
powerful military chief, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, has met
with clerics to head off opposition to the move.
"The key issues under the discussion are madrassa
registration and their curriculum, strengthening oversight
of their funding sources, training of teachers to prevent
the radicalisation of students, ensuring the cutting of
madrassas' ties with banned militant groups, and issuing
visas to foreign students," one Education Ministry official
Mufti Muhammad Naeem, principal of Jamia Binoria
International, one of the biggest madrassas in Karachi, told
The Times that General Bajwa had assured the clerics, "that
the government's reforms will not compromise the madrassas'
As with past initiatives, however, recent weeks have seen a
groundswell of anger and fear among conservatives, who see
the regulation as an affront to their ideology and are
concerned the army may just follow through this time.
"The government has been 'mainstreaming' madrassas under
pressure from western countries, but because of the military
pressure no one has openly opposed it," said one seminary
principal in Karachi, who did not want to be named. "The
government cannot regulate their own schools where . . .
children are not getting a proper education but only are
focusing on the madrassas."
After a troubled first year in office grappling with a
floundering economy, Mr Khan is also under pressure from
conservatives over his response to the crisis in Kashmir,
where India has imposed direct rule on its part of the
Hardline clerics have called on the prime minister to
release jailed militants from Pakistani prisons and unleash
them on Indian forces across the border. Islamabad is
hampered by the looming FATF meeting, however, conscious
that India will blame any spike in militant violence in
Kashmir on Pakistan.
News Within the U.S.
Labor Day Weekend in Chicago
41 shot including 7 killed.
One of them is a 15 year old.
Republicans and Democrats are blaming each other.
Europe and US are Going to Try and Deflect an Asteroid
Next week, asteroid researchers and spacecraft engineers
from all around the world will gather in Rome to discuss the
latest in asteroid defense.
The three-day International AIDA Workshop, which will run
from Sept. 11th to 13th, will focus on the development of
the joint NASA-ESA Asteroid Impact Deflection Assessment
The purpose of this two-spacecraft system is to deflect the
orbit of one of the bodies that make up the binary asteroid
Didymos, which orbits between Earth and Mars. While one
spacecraft will collide with a binary Near-Earth Asteroid
(NEA), the other will observe the impact and survey the
crash site in order to gather as much data as possible about
this method of asteroid defense.
The target for this joint mission is Didymos, a near-Earth
binary asteroid system that consists of a larger asteroid
and an orbiting "moonlet". The main body of this system
measures about 780 meters (2,560 ft) in diameter while its
moonlet measures about 160 m (525 ft) in diameter. It was
selected as part of a careful decision process that sought a
deflection target that could provide a maximum scientific
Former President of Zimbabwe
From Liberator to Oppressor. [People Change.]
Robert Gabriel Mugabe was a Zimbabwean revolutionary and
politician who served as Prime Minister of Zimbabwe from
1980 to 1987 and then as President from 1987 to 2017. He
chaired the Zimbabwe African National Union group from 1975
to 1980 and led its successor political party, the ZANU -
Patriotic Front, from 1980 to 2017. Ideologically an African
nationalist, during the 1970s and 1980s he identified as a
Marxist-Leninist, and as a socialist after the 1990s. His
policies have been described as Mugabeism.
Mugabe took power after seven years of a liberation war,
with a reputation as "the thinking man's guerrilla". He held
seven degrees, three earned behind bars as a political
prisoner of then-Rhodesia's white minority rulers. Later, he
would boast of another qualification: "a degree in
Only three years after independence, he sent the army's
North Korean-trained Fifth Brigade into the homeland of the
Ndebele people to crush loyalists of his rival, Joshua
Human rights groups estimate as many as 20,000 people died
in a two-year purge the opposition referred to as
Villages were destroyed wholesale, according to "Breaking
the Silence", a 1997 report by the Catholic Commission for
Justice and Peace, with some victims forced to dig their own
Many years later, he acknowledged the episode was "very bad"
and blamed it on renegade soldiers. Researchers say the
evidence shows he knew what was happening all along.
As his health declined, his foes suspected a plan to pass
control to a much younger wife they called "Gucci Grace" for
her lavish lifestyle.
"It's the end of a very painful and sad chapter in the
history of a young nation, in which a dictator, as he became
old, surrendered his court to a gang of thieves around his
wife," Chris Mutsvangwa, leader of Zimbabwe's influential
liberation war veterans, told Reuters after Mugabe's
[From Reuters MacDonald Dzirutwe and others,]
Invitation to Think
Westchester, New York
Heritage of Culture or Real Islam?
Kwame Madden [A grass roots activist.]
September 3 at 4:09 AM ·
There is a fight in America to hold on to Islam in accord
with the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and his noble
companions. There is an effort to shut down voices of
dissent who refuse to keep quiet when they see modernist and
liberal Muslims water down Islam to fit in.
Many of these Muslims may have migrated to America or are
Indigenous Muslims but are confused concerning what they
claim to believe. Recently there was a Muslim Heritage
Festival in Westchester County, New York, that didn't want
to advocate Islam but just wanted to show Islamic heritage
from different parts of the world.
As we all know some things deemed to be Islamic are not and
may go againstt Islam. Having a Festival just based on
culture is not enough. Lets be honest. You can't have a
Festival with the name Islam and don't clarify what is or
There wer to be no Qurans. Da'wah literature was not be
allowed nor were Islamic books. There are some in our
community who didn't like the fact that some of us
challenged this and they heard about a small effort to have
the organizers who ever they were to relent and open the
Festival to Islamic material and to be an Islamic Event as
far as showing our way of life.
Some even made generalizations about the benefits that were
still there because they were spineless.
Remember it was mainly a few (DOS) Descendants of Slaves
from America who were like "come on there is no need to keep
our deen (way of life) dormant" and don't just show the
general public that we Muslims are just like you! They were
trying to show that that we can have fun as though Muslims
can't enjoy themselves!
Really we have to prove that. Bottom line there is a battle
in our community and the lines have been drawn. Many Muslim
organizations have been co-opted by liberal
accommodationists agendas set to please white society . As
one (DOS) sister who is a school principal said at our
table, she was looking for a masjid that was not about
assimilation. Alhamdulillah we got to set up a table with
books and da'wah literature by Allah's permission and
opening up the heart of the one organizer, the only one we
were familiar with, by a few phone calls.
Allah is the one who turns hearts and that is what we were
hoping for that this Muslimah would change her
One of the reasons we have reached this point of appeasing
white society is because we have a leadership in many cases
which is bent on just fitting in with mainstream American
society. And they are bent on telling our community to
follow their way and that they know best. And if you reject
their way you are a rebel, trouble maker, a Wahhabi [a code
word for extremist from many modernists.]
Excuse me but as (DOS) Muslim I come from a people who have
a history of resistance and no matter what will never be
able to assimilate totally because of the American color
line and other undergirding factors.
Let me get back on track. This festival has a lot of
potential we should work to improve on this event . We
should also encourage Muslims that this is our event, and
come dressed in your culture garb and let's represent the
title of the event, and first and foremost Islam. Especially
we brothers we got to do better, meaning step it up.
Westchester County really needs to have a Conference and
Workshops addressing the racial, class,divide and also why
they don't have countywide Majlis Shurah that will advocate
for our community. The Community needs their representatives
to lead and others Inshallah will join.
Defeated Regime Forces Unable to Advance over 9 days,
despite Russian bombing.
ISIS creating chaos along the Euphrates river.
After regime forces were beaten back last week by the
mujahideen, Russian and Turkey played this trick of
declaring cease fire. However, the Russians kept bombing
day after day and the Iranian and Shia militias kept firing
artillery into the Muslim areas. It did not work and for 9
days there has been no regime advance. On their side, the
mujahideen too broke the "cease fire" in several places and
blew up several regime tanks and trucks. They advanced but
were stopped by Turkey.
In the North, Syrian fighters allied to Turkey in the Aleppo
area, are exchanging artillery and mortar fire with Kurdish
communist [YPG]. These exchanges have been going on for
In North Central Syria, US and Turkish troops are carrying
out joint patrols.
There is chaos in Deir ez Zor province. On September 8,
residents of villages along the southern Euphrates protested
against the SDF Kurds who have detained civilians falsely
accusing them of being ISIS. Meanwhile, ISIS night raids on
SDF supporters are going on nightly, causing higher and
higher casualties of the Kurds supporting USA.
A US soldier advising the Kurds was also injured in the
combat. SOHR is saying that ISIS fighters are active in the
entire areas bordering the Euphrates river. US helicoptors
are raiding them and have killed a few, but ISIS activity
has not gone down.
People of Deraa province [south Syria] are continuing to
protest against Assad and calling for his overthrow.
Latest News: the mujahideen have occupied the highway in
the north, connecting Aleppo to Damascus. There is also
fighting reported in eastern Latakia province where Chinese
Muslims are resisting the regimes military. It is a
Trump calls off Peace Talks with the Taliban.
A Taliban attack in Kabul killed 20 people including an
American soldier and a soldier from NATO's Romanian troops.
This led to Trump calling off the peace talks.
The Taliban say the US will lose owing to calling off the
peace talks. Almost half the country is now under Taliban
control, and all of it would be if it were not for the US
However in the north, Badakhshan province, a large regime
attack has killed scores of Taliban and captured the area
they had taken a long time back.
Support for ISIS seems to be steadily on the rise owing to
the peace talks.
Serious IS development in Iraq.
Reports of clashes have come from various parts of Iraq,
including a big bomb blast on a Shia gathering in Baghdad.
In other areas, fighting is reporting in Mosul, and various
parts of Nineveh province or Diyala province [near
In the mountain areas the situation was so serious that the
US Airforce had to bomb IS, killing 8 of them. [IS has no
defense against air strikes].
The country is tense as the main Shia event occurs on
Muharram 10. Shia atrocities against suspected IS supporters
have created a situation.
Guidance by Sis. Yasmin.
The Meaning of Patience in Islam
Abu Hurairah (Allah be pleased with him) reported that
PROPHET (peace be upon him) said...
"Never a believer is stricken with a discomfort, an illness,
an anxiety, a
grief or mental worry or even the pricking of a thorn but
Allah will expiate
his sins on account of his patience".
[Source ~Al-Bukhari ~Book 32 H # 6243 ~]
"Patience does not mean to passively endure. It means to be
enough to trust the end result of a process....
What does patience mean...?
It means to Look at the Thorn and see the Rose, to look at
the Night and
see the Dawn. Impatience means to be shortsighted as to
not able to see
the outcome. The lovers of God never run out of Patience,
for they know that Time is needed for the Crescent Moon to
[ Source~ Mevlana 'Rumi' (r) ]
Thankfulness and Patience....
"Whatever happens in your life, no matter how troubling
seem, do Not enter the neighbourhood of Despair. Even when
remained closed, ALLAH will open up a new path only for
It is easy to be thankful when all is well. But .... be
Thankful not only
for what you have been given but also for all that you have
~MY SALAAMS TO ALL~
~Y a s m i n ~
2019-09-09 Mon 12:38:50 ct