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13 Jamada al-Awwal 1441 A.H. - January 12 2020 Issue # 2, Newsletter #1845

Hadith of the Week

Narrated by Hakim bin Hizam, r.a.:

I asked the Prophet (for some money) and he gave me, and then again I asked him and he gave me, and then again I asked him and he gave me and he then said, "This wealth is (like) green and sweet (fruit), and whoever takes it without greed, Allah will bless it for him, but whoever takes it with greed, Allah will not bless it for him, and he will be like the one who eats but is never satisfied. And the upper (giving) hand is better than the lower (taking) hand."

Bukhari Volume 8, Book 76, Number 448
 Sis Kristi

[With thanks to Sis. Kristi]


What's wrong with Masjid Nur in Ebenezer road [White Marsh, MD]

New Trend has often told the officials of this masjid that New Trend is based on Qur'an and hadith. Non-Muslims are so tolerant that they have allowed Muslims to set up this fancy mosque in non-Muslim area. Why are the Muslims so intolerant that they won't allow distribution of Islamic New Trend?

On January 10, 2020, New Trend was again stopped after it had reached only 22 Muslims.

Many Muslims come here because there is no masjid here other than this for miles.

During the years when Assad , the tyrant of Syria, slaughtered thousands of Muslims, the Syrian imam of this masjid behaved as if nothing is happening in Syria.

Protests led to attempts to stop New Trend. The bosses also ridiculed Sami al-Arian when he was arrested.

Readers should investigate this masjid. This masjid has collected millions of dollars but they are still behaving like dictators.

Has it become a clique's stronghold to cut off US Muslims from the worldwide Ummah?

It's a poor excuse by the bosses to say that New Trend is political.

Islam is political. Issues cannot be removed from Islam.

 Word Around The Net

by Br. Nazeer, Texas
Israeli soldiers kick Palestinian in the head in Al-Aqsa Mosque

Ambassador arrest in Tehran violates international law, UK says

Iran admits a "disastrous mistake" in shooting down plane.

"Attacks on Iraqi bases is just the start" says Hassan Nasrallah

Israeli Soldier Jailes for placing a Snake inside a Palestinian Car during routine West Bank stop.

Planes drop thousands of Kilos of food for starving animals in Australia

Iran's only female Olympic medallist says she has defected

 Social Media

132717 reached
on facebook.
This was the January 5
issue of New Trend.
Among the articles in this issue were:
  1. The killing of Gen. Soleimanie by US.
  2. Syria: Russian bombing, clashes in Irbid, Lattakia, Deir ez Zor, Deraa provinces.
  3. Shabab raid on US base in Kenya.
  4. Turkey to support Libya.
  5. Sexual assaults within the srmy.
  6. Report from Lagos on Shias.
  7. Muslim Political Prisoner Samuel Baptiste in Miami.
  8. China desecrating Muslim graveyards.
  9. Gaza preparing for next phase.
  10. Du'a of Umar ibn al-Khattab, r.a.
  11. USA Today paper documented US air attack on Afghan children.

Political Prisoners :

Civil Discord Show



In China, a shocking new exposé has revealed that Chinese authorities are systematically forcing Muslims — mostly Uyghurs and Kazakhs — into labor programs to supply Chinese factories with a cheap and compliant workforce. The New York Times investigation, based on official documents, interviews and visits to the far-western region of Xinjiang, reveals a sweeping program to push poor farmers, villagers and small traders into sometimes months-long training courses before assigning them to low-wage factory work. The programs work in tandem with indoctrination camps where an estimated 1 million adults from the Uyghur community are being imprisoned. China claims its labor programs are "vocational training centers" designed to combat extremism and alleviate poverty, while Uyghur activists say they are part of China's ongoing campaign to strip them of their language and community and to carry out cultural genocide.

This is a two-part article from Democracy Now: Click Here to Read


Palestinians Face Barriers to Peaceful Protests

Abdullah Abu Rahma has been arrested by Israeli soldiers eight times in the last 15 years, spending weeks or months in prison and paying tens of thousands of dollars in fines for organizing protests.

He's among a growing number of Palestinians who have embraced non-violent means of protesting Israel's military rule and expanding settlements, and who are increasingly finding those avenues of dissent blocked.

Israel says the Palestinians should address their grievances in peace talks. But negotiations ground to a halt more than a decade ago, and the current government's position on core issues is rejected by the Palestinians and most of the international community.

More than 50 years after occupying the West Bank, Israel is still systematically denying Palestinians civil rights, including the right to gather, Human Rights Watch said in a report released last month. Israel has also stepped up its campaign against the Palestinian-led international boycott movement, and the United States and other countries have adopted legislation to suppress it.

Israel has also come down hard on Palestinian attempts to seek redress at the International Criminal Court. Last month, after a five-year preliminary investigation, the court said it was ready to open a full investigation pending a ruling on territorial jurisdiction. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the court's decision "pure anti-Semitism."

Omar Shakir, the Israel and Palestine director for Human Rights Watch, said Israel has "all but declared Palestinian opposition to the systematic discrimination they face illegitimate." Shakir himself was deported from Israel in November over his alleged support for the boycott movement.

If it succeeds in banning forms of peaceful advocacy, he says, Israel will have "effectively left Palestinians no choice but submission to a regime of systematic repression, or violence."



Q & A:
Does Islam Allow Muslim men to Marry non-Muslim women?

Q. I have been told that Muslim women are not allowed to marry non-Muslim men but Muslim men are permitted to marry non-Muslim women. What does Islam say?

Answer by Kaukab Siddique: Islam teaches that marriage is half the faith. Marriage is one of the most powerful means for the spread of Islam. It turns hostile communities into friends. The Qur'an used it to break up the well-established system of slavery in pre-Islamic Arabia and then in the rest of the Islamic commonwealth.

Islam does not permit a Muslim, male or female, to marry a non-Muslim, especially in countries like the U.S., China and India where Muslims are minorities.

In a fully developed Islamic state, where Islam is dominant, Muslim men are sometimes allowed to marry non-Muslim women who are chaste and follow the original teachings of Moses and Jesus, pbut.

In America, people coming in from Arab countries have propagated the view that Muslim men are allowed to marry non-Muslim women. Not only is this an incorrect view it has seriously damaged the Islamic cause in America. This country has become more pagan than Christian and a non-Muslim woman who comes into a Muslim home is backed by the entire power of the secular State system and the children of such a marriage are educated by a secular education system. Other than in very exceptional cases, such a marriage is very damaging.

Tens of thousands of American and African-American women have embraced Islam during the last two decades. These men who are marrying non-Muslim women are denying marriage to those women who have embraced Islam. Racism and nationalism are often involved in the Muslim male's decision to marry non-Muslim [usually White] women.

Why have U.S. Muslims been so misled? It has to do with inability to study the Qur'an in CONTEXT and the desire to study the Qur'an WITHOUT the help of the Hadith of the Prophet, pbuh. If we were to know HOW to study Islam, such questions would not arise.

The Qur'an makes it very clear that marriage is to be based only on FAITH in ALLAH and that one of its purposes is to UNDERMINE SLAVERY. Marriage based on CLASS STRUCTURE and NATIONALISM is a clear violation of Islam. Here is what the Qur'an says:

"Do not marry women who associate others with Allah [mushrikat] until they believe. A slave woman who believes is better than one who associates others with Allah [mushrika] even though she allure you. Nor marry men who associate others with Allah [mushrikeen] until they believe: A male slave who believes is better than one who associates others with Allah [mushrik] even though he allure you. They [associaters] beckon you to the Fire but Allah beckons by His Grace to the Garden [of Bliss] and forgiveness, and makes His Signs clear to mankind that they may receive admonition." [2:221]

Notice that I have written the Arabic word in brackets. It is often incorrectly translated as "disbelievers" and "idolaters" although mushrik is one who associates others with Allah.

All interpretations must end when there is a clear Hadith of the Prophet, pbuh, on the issue. He never recommended marriage with non-Muslim women. Addressing men, he makes it quite clear that Islamic integrity and faith is the requirement for marriage:

"The messenger of Allah, peace and blessings of Allah be on him, said: Women are married for 4 reasons: for wealth, for family nobility, for beauty and for Deen: You should marry for Deen, otherwise may your hands be rubbed in the dirt." [Narrated by Abu Huraira, r.a., in the Sahih of Bukhari and the Sahih of Muslim.]

Deen is a comprehensive term for piety, knowledge and practise of Islam, and Fear of Allah.

Our Arab brothers try to take advantage of a permission granted in chapter 5 of the Qur'an to marry women from the People of the Book: These brothers [conveniently?] ignore the fact that the verse they are using was revealed after the victory of Islam when Islam had become the dominant force in Madinah:
" ... [lawful unto you in marriage] are not only chaste women who are believers but chaste women among the People of the Book revealed before your time ...." [5:5]

War News and Civil Discord.

 War News

Quetta Attack Report in daily Dawn Incorrect or Misleading.

January 10. Pakistan military claimed that a bomb attack was carried out in a mosque in Quetta in which 15 people were killed and others injured. Also it was claimed that no one has taken credit for the attack.

However Khama news and other sources have indicated that the attack was not on a mosque but on an adjacent building where Pakistani intelligence officers and local Taliban leaders were meeting in secret.

The attack, these reports say killed the 3 Pakistani ISI officers and 4 Taliban leaders from the Quetta area. A senior Taliban judge was seriously injured.

Pakistan has admitted that a senior police officer was killed.

Photos of the building after the attack show Pakistani soldies with their boots on which would not be possible for Muslims in a mosque.

Also, the attack has been claimed by the Islamic State [IS], which Pakistan claims does not exist in Pakistan, and has been monitored by the US .

Boasting, Incompetence, Hysteria and Failure

New Trend report

After the US assassinated Qassim Solemanie, massive rallies were held in Iran. It was an impressive display of unity.

The masses and the regime called for retaliation and revenge . Again very impressive.

The first weakness came out at burial day in Kerman when 50 people died in a stampede. People had become so hyped up, the 50 dead did not slow them

The calls for revenge had become so loud that the regime obliged and fired 16, some say 14, huge ballistic missiles at US bases, al Fahd west of Baghdad and Erbil northeast of Iraq. . Nothing was hit. Not even ONE US soldier was killed or injured.

Then came the news that a Ukrainian air liner had crashed at Tehran airport. All 176 people abroad were ,killed.

For three days, the regime lied flat out about the crash. In the meantime international intelligence agencies pieced together evidence that it had been shot down probably by mistake probably by Iran.

Finally Iran admitted that it was its "inadvertent" error.

It is such a shame that a great nation has been put to shame.

Students at Amir Kabir university and other places are demanding that Khamenei step down.

{New Trend observers say that Iran's military has become soft and incompetent owing to its role in Syria and Iraq. Thousands of Muslims were killed by Iran shooting at soft targets. They spun all kinds of conspiracy theories, even claiming that ISIS were not Muslims and were products of America, while America, like Iran, kept bombing and shelling the Muslims. This love of conspiracy theories helped the regime to keep the masses cut off from reality.]

Bombing Stopped by bad Weather. Battle on Irbid Border.
IS raids continue.

January 8. A ferocious battle forced regime to retreat from the western Irbid border. Regime lost 27 killed [Shia militias] while resistance losy 18 killed.

January 12, Russian troops covered by helicopters are heading from Manbig [north central Syria] to Ain Issa, near to pro Turkish groups.

Pro-Turkish Syrians exchanged fire with SDF [Kurds supported by USA] near Tal Tamr, for two hours. Turkish drones targeted SDF military offices injuring SDF troops.

50 more trucks carrying US ammo and supplies for SDF entered Haaskeh province, Some carried tanks and armored vehicles.

In Al-Kubar village civilians clashed with SDF. One civilian killed 4 injured. One SDF injured., IS raids are continuing.

January 8-12. In Deraa province citizens are coming out openly against Assad. After regime arrested one dissident, crowds went to an Assad check point and made 20 regime tropps hostage,

Russian air force has not been able to bomb owing to bad weather and heavy rain.

Opposition has been opening machine gun fire on regime population in western Aleppo.

News Within the U.S.

 News within the US

January 10.
Meeting James Yee, Former Muslim
Chaplain of Guantanamo Bay Prison.

Nadrat Siddique

Tonight I attended a function billed as "Until Justice, We Resist." The event was held in the First Trinity Lutheran Church, an imposing structure just four blocks from the U.S. Capitol. Featured were spoken word artists, folk singers, comedians, and others. The event's aim was to build support for a national rally at the White House the following day, calling for the closure of Guantanamo Bay U.S. Prison.

At the church event, I met James Yee, former prison chaplain at Guantanamo Bay. In the early days of the "War on Terror," he had counselled Muslim detainees held at Gitmo, and had earned the rank of U.S. Army captain. However, upon leaving Guantanamo, Yee was charged with sedition, espionage, and other bogus charges. He was held incommunicado on a U.S. Navy brig in Charleston, SC, for over seven months. This was the same brig on which Jose Padilla and other Muslim political prisoners were held.

All charges against Yee were later dropped. He left the military with an honorable discharge, and went on to write a book called "For God and Country," detailing his experiences as chaplain. He told me he planned to attend the "Close Guantanamo" rally the next day (January 11), and I applauded his fortitude.

Many of the Guantanamo detainees were Muslim men in the prime of their youth when they were detained. Some were only boys. I could only imagine what it must have been like for Yee to counsel these innocents who'd endured waterboarding, electric shocks to their genitals, sleep deprivation, and other horrific tortures meted out at the island prison.

The January 11 rally, sponsored by Witness Against Torture, Code Pink, Justice for Muslims Collective, the Center for Constitutional Rights, and a host of other groups, would mark the 18th anniversary of the opening of Guantanamo. I and other attendees at the church event remarked on how the torture center had persisted through the administrations of both Democratic and Republican presidents, with scant opposition from either. Also edifying was the Muslim role in organizing the rally, with the Justice for Muslims Collective taking a prominent role. And, while White leftists and progressives were still amongst the most vocal in defending the Muslim detainees and calling for the closure of Gitmo, there was a slow trickle of Muslim organizational endorsement.

 James Yee

(Left to Right: Nadrat Siddique, James Yee, and Ashley Young. Young is a political prisoner advocate with the Coalition for Civil Freedoms. Her brother is in federal custody on trumped up charges.

 Dr Maha Hilal

Dr. Maha Hilal, of the Justice for Muslims Collective, is speaking at "Until Justice, We Resist," a mobilization for the rally to close Guantanamo tomorrow. She is a courageous woman, whom I admire greatly.


Appeal to Protest Against India's Draconian Citizenship Law

Dear Brother/Sister in Islam,
Assalaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu,

As you may know, the situation in India with respect to human rights and religious freedom is worsening by the day. The recent passing of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the government's intention to implement a National Register of Citizens (NRC) are literally shaking the foundations of India's existence as a pluralistic, multi-faith society where all citizens are supposed to be equal before the law.

Now is the time for all Indians and people of conscience to stand up against this draconian law, and to express solidarity with those who are protesting in India even in the face of brutal suppression. Due to our presence here in the United States, our efforts have the potential to gain international attention and thus create a meaningful impact.

To this end, several diaspora groups across the US are calling for a national day of action on Sunday, January 26, 2020. The intent is to have peaceful protests and press conferences in a large number of cities across the US. The ensuring media coverage will Insha Allah communicate a strong message of opposition to the draconian Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in India.

Please visit this website for updates on what cities are holding protests. You can also sign up for a bus ride to go to your nearest Indian mission:

Make no mistake! The CAA in combination with the National Register of Citizens (NRC) lays the legal foundation to denaturalize millions, reminiscent of Nazi Germany's anti-Semitic Nuremberg laws. The Indian government has already embarked on building the largest network of concentration camps in the world for the millions of impoverished and marginalized citizens who may fail to produce the necessary documentation to prove their citizenship.

Given the high illiteracy of hundreds of millions of Indian citizens the likelihood of these families providing documents is extremely low

This is an appeal to hold a peaceful protest in your city on the same day that India's constitution came into force declaring India as a sovereign, secular, democratic republic. Given that the goals of the Constitution, of ensuing liberty, justice and equality for all citizens are now severely at risk, January 26 is the right time to resolve to defend the Constitution and to reclaim its goals.

It is very important that protests are held in as many cities as possible. If there are 100 protests and even if each has an average of only 50 people the media will be compelled to cover it.

We will provide media advisory, talking points and additional material to all the cities that are holding the event.

"To Dos" for organizing a peaceful protest:

  1. Gather a group of people from the diaspora, form a coalition, agree on Jan 26th date and decide on time and location.

  2. Apply for location and sound permits

  3. National will provide content and soft copies of flyers, placards, media advisory and talking points

  4. Assign people to do the media outreach

  5. Identify spokesperson for a press briefing at the protest event

  6. Utilize the Masaajid network for grassroots mobilization, promote and recruit people to support the event

  7. Start the signup sheet

  8. Capture photos and videos of the event

Once again, this is an excellent opportunity to take action that will Insha Allah be impactful.

If you have any questions please email us at

Invitation to Think. Thanks to T.

Iqbal debunked Mahdi Concept. Go to end for quote from Ibn Khaldun.

 Iqbal debunked Mahdi Concept

Guidance by Sis. Yasmin.

Bismillah Walhamdulillah Was Salaatu Was Salaam 'ala Rasulillah
As-Salaam Alaikum Wa-Rahmatullahi Wa-Barakatuhu.

Angels Appointed To Record Good & Bad Deeds...
'There is no human being but has a protector over him or her .'
{Angels in charge of each human being guarding him writing his good and bad deeds}.

Narrated Ibn Abbas---{Allah be pleased with him}
Prophet~{Sal Allah Hu'Allahi Wa Sallam} said...
'ALLAH ordered the appointed angels over you that the good & bad deeds be written & HE showed the way how to write...
If somebody intends to do good deed and he does not do it,then ALLAH will write for him a full good deed in his account with
HIM....{!} and if he intends to do a good deed and actually does it,then ALLAH will write for him in his account with HIM its reward equal from Ten (10) to seven hundred times (700) to many more times...!
and if somebody intended to do a bad deed and he does not do it, then ALLAH will write a full good deed in his account with him...{!}
If he intended to do it (a bad deed) and he actually does it... then ALLAH will write one (1) bad deed in his account.'
[ Source : Sahih Al-Buhkari~Vol. 8~ Hadith # 498]

Narrated Abu Hurairah:{Allah be pleased with him}..
Prophet {Sal Allah Hu 'Allahi Wa Sallam} said...
Angels come to you in succession by night and day, and all of them get together at the time of the 'Fajr' and 'Asr' prayers...
Then those who have stayed with you overnight, ascend unto ALLAH who asks them..... {although HE Knows the answer better than they.}
'How have you left my slaves' ?
The Angels reply... ' We left them while they were praying and we came to them while they were praying '.
Prophet {Sal Allah Hu'Allahi Wa Sallam} added...
If anyone of you says 'Aameen' during the prayer at the end of the recitation of Surat 'Al-Fatihah' and the Angels in heaven say the same, and the two sayings coincide, all his past sins will be forgiven.{'Alhamdullilah'}
[ Source: Sahih Al-Buhkari ~Vol # 54 ~ Hadith # 446]

...My 'Salaams' to all....
Y a s m i n.

2020-01-13 Mon 14:48:25 ct