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15 Shawwal 1441 A.H. - June 7 2020 Issue # 23, Newsletter #1866



How did Imam Khomieni's Iran become what it is today.

by Kaukab Siddique
Muslims have always honored and revered Abu Bakr, Umar, Usman and Ali, may Allah be pleased with them.

Ali, r.a., was honored for his bravery and piety, especially at the battles of Badr and Khyber in the early years of Islam with Prophet Muhammad, pbuh.

Wih the murder of Usman, r.a., the compiler of the Qur'an, the Islamic polity seemed to be torn asunder. In this seemingly hopeless situation, peace and unity was brought about by Hasan, the elder grandson of the Prophet, pbuh, who did not want his father, Ali, fight Muawiyyah, r.a.

With unity achieved, Islam expanded rapidly into non-Muslim lands and achieved victory after victory on the battle field.

After Muawiyya, r.a., his son Yazeed becane Caliph and his rule was challenged by Hussein, the younger grandson of the prophet, pbuh. Hussain was lured into a trap by the warlord of Kufa and murdered in grusesome conditions.

In the years which folllowed, the Ummayad descendants of Yazeed ruled supreme. The 9 year rule of Abdullah ibn Zubair, r.a., and later Umar ibn Abdul Aziz reflected some of the golden era of Abu, Bakr, Umar and Usman, may Allah bless them.

The cause of the descendants of Ali and Hussein was taken up by the descendants of Abbas. They took up the cause of the family of Ali but kept the family under systematic control, using their piety as a slogan for their own credibility.
Under the Abbasides, with a few exceptions, Shiaism turned from being a political cause to a spiritual image of great piety.

The Muslim ummah usually saw the family of Ali, r.a., as sources of spiritual sustenance. Known as the Shias of Ali, they broke into numerous sub-sects, each claiming the spirituality of Ali and his family. Once in a while they achieved political power, as one of their branches and later a whole dynasty under the Safavids, each as ruthless as the Ummayads and the Abbasides had been.

They were usually very corrupt and natural allies of anti-Islamic powers such as the crusaders and the mongols.

In the 20th century, Raza Shah Pahlavi and his supporters were brutal agains their own subjects, the people of Iran. They were stauch supporters of America and Israel.
The revolution in Iran led by Imam Khomeini overhrew the King of Iran and destroyed the most important power base America had in the Muslim world. Huge crowds chanted slogans against America and Israel.

Iran suffered serious blows from terrorist groups allied to western powers. The entire leadership of the revolution, 72 men, was wiped out in one deadly explosion. The people rallied to Khomeni and elected a new president and prime minister. They too were killed.

The young new leadership was unaware of the worldwide Muslim unity Imam Khomeni wanted and started teaching the raw, unvarnished, sectarian version of Shaism which had been criticized by Ali Shariati, a philosopher of the revolution.

Then Iran was attacked by Saddam Hussain with the hidden hands of corrupt Arab leaders backed by America.

Iran fought back hard but without any international support became steadily more and more nationalistic.

Thus we have today's Iran: Nationalistic in its politics and shia in its religion.


 Allama Nasir Madn

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from Imam Badi Ali

 Invitation to Think

New Trend is happy to have this famous
Imam from North Carolina back in our columns.

Racism can, will and must be defeated. There is no them and us, it's all of us. Satan was the first racist.

 Imam Badi Ali

- Badi Ali is the Imam of a large Islamic community in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Guest Opinion Article

 Guest Opinion Article

The Facade of non-Racism among Immigrant Muslims
by Waheeduddin Ahmed
[Milwaukee, Wisconsin]
[The writer has spent most of his life trying to reform Muslim communities.]

The killing of George Floyd by a white police officer in Minneapolis has stirred a reaction in every avenue of our country, whether an urban boulevard or a suburban orchard. One would think that each and every American was an angelic anti-discrimanionist. But we know that it is not the case. Racism, when it is not manifest, hides behind a variety of facades and in many innovative disguises. As racism is systemic, its progenitor is prejudice, which could be innate or induced. Prejudice is a manifestation of ignorance, which is the root of the problem and the only way to deal with it is to educate the populace and dispel misinformation at every corner of society. This is a painstakingly slow process but we must not relent.

Education starts right from the cradle. A lazy, prejudicial talk at home leaves a lasting impact on a child's mind. I know a child with an Indian father and white mother, who, when reprimanded by his father on a mischief, retorted: "you f*****g black bastard". Children pick up the n word or in the case of South Asians the k word either from the elders' conversations at home or from their peers at school. If the parents themselves are not suffering from this malady, they should hear the alarm bells ring and take action.

This brings me to the subject of this discussion: racism among Muslims. To many of our religious leaders the phrase itself is preposterous because they are resting on their own oft- repeated axium that in Islam there is no racism. To them, belief is all that there is to it. Action is in another world, on an exoplanet. In the United States, Da-ees (prophelatisers) have been telling the Blacks that the mosque guarantees Islamic brotherhood. They are never tired of referencing the Prophet's last sermon, in which he said ---- "there is no preference of Whites over Blacks and Blacks over Whites". The Prophet had also said that those who were present should carry the word to those who were absent and by implication mandating transmission of the word to the subsequent generations. Well, the preacher has fulfilled his responsibility; that is where his job ends and he has secured himself a place in the jannah. But our job has just begun. For centuries, hypocrites have been desecrating the mosque space with abstract pollutants, foremost among them being racism. This abomination is not tolerable, at least not in America.

We immigrants come from racially homogenous societies. We have never experienced racial and cultural diversity, which is the hallmark of America. We are more comfortable sitting under the canopy of uniculture, eating biryani or maqluba. Cross cultural socialization takes a lot of effort and consumes a lot of energy. We neither have time nor the requisite training for that. In educated Muslim culture in the subcontinent, there are two things, which are considered to be the traits of good upbringing: akhlaq (good behaviour) and aadaab (etiquettes). To some people, they may seem to belong to the bourgeoisie but read the Prophet's seerah before deprecating these qualities.

An African-American Muslim physician told me that once he was invited to a weekly social get together of Desi Muslim doctors. He sat there dumbfounded as nobody talked to him. Why should this kind of gross antisocial behaviour not be taken as racism?

You go to a masjid dinner on invitation and sit down at a table, where the top echelon of the administration are sitting. You may be the most senior person there and no less in articulation and education than any of them but they would all try to avoid you as if they were afraid of each other. They would keep talking to each other and placating each other. This kind of behaviour indicates a psychological underpinning of inferiority.

I spent fifteen years in England, working and studying. That is where my manners and behaviour were molded. The English are against everything non-British, antiforeign but ask an Englishman for guidance and help, he/she will be an embodiment of cultured politeness and excel in helpfulness. I suggest you hate their politics but adopt their manners.

So, to us who have been working in the Muslim community for eons, the question of whether or not there is racism among us, is redundant. There is and it is not even subtle like in England. Time has now come to address this question face on. We are in America and America is in racial turmoil and wrangling with this problem. Those of us who are in the Old World mindset and are unable to change should step aside so that the younger generation of leaders takes over. They are best equipped to deal with this problem.

Turkey - when will it break its idols?

When will Turkey Break its Idols?

 Turkey idols

The monument of Ata Turk in Israel. The inscription on the tablet: "Great leader Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. Israel who loves Turkey, Forever grateful to you..!
Is that not an interesting statement?

Why would the Zionists be grateful to Ata Turk? Because he was used to dismantle khilafa and establish Israel?

 King Salman and Erdogan

King Salman and Erdogan under yahoodi Ata Turk portrait.

News within the U.S. - Guest Opinion Article


Protests Being Hijacked.
The oppressor does not want the oppressed to be in control of their own affairs.

Sis. Aisha [Jamaat al-Muslimeen]
New York City

There are protests all over America right now in response to George Floyd's May 25th murder at the hands of a sadistic, psychopathic police officer. Three other officers, who stood by and did nothing, were fired. But, Now, ex-officer Derek Chauvin (the killer) was charged with 2nd murder and manslaughter. His cohorts, Thomas Lane, J. Alexander Keung, and Tou Thao, were also charged with aiding and abetting.

Zionist Muslim (an oxymoron) Keith Ellison is the Minnesota Attorney General who has been given the responsibility of trying the case. I don't expect much but, Allah is the best of Planners.

These mini-revolts are in response to the anger people have felt as a result of this Coronavirus Scare and the "unsolved" murders of other police murder victims, such as Eric Garner, who was the first to proclaim, "I can't breath!" in his televised murder at the hands of eight cops.

Eric Garner's murder was "unsolved" because, although we saw who did it and there are no statute of limitations on murder, the murderer, ex-detective Daniel Pantaleo, has been allowed to walk free as if he had never been found in the first place. I heard he is living in Florida, now. I guess, the Garner Family gave up pursuing justice after their $5.9 million dollar payday?

As I speak, there is an 8 pm curfew on New York City that ends at 5 am. There have been curfews, as well as the National Guard present, in a few cities where there have been revolts.

There are three things to keep in mind:

The Montgomery Bus Boycott lasted over a year! And, Alabama has four seasons. That means Black men, women, and children endured rain, sleet, and snow while walking or car pooling to school , work, or church. The Boycott made a serious statement and it was not sanctioned by the White Establishment, which is why Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King was convicted of organizing an "illegal boycott."

The oppressor does not want the oppressed to be in control of their own affairs. He has to disrupt and thwart any effort for self-empowerment and he does it by playing the role of the hypocrite. He pretends to befriend those he oppresses then, betrays them. This is why fighting police corruption is not a movement, yet. It started out as such until Black Lives Matter sabotaged it under Pres. Obama's Administration.

White media commentators, even Black Lives Matter, continue to address police criminality as solely a Black community issue. Many unaware Black people will agree because the media highlights these types of cases.

White demonstrators have been walking around cities with "Black Lives Matter" signs. Black Lives Matter, as reported by New Trend a few years ago, is a Black gay organization funded by White elites, most notably Zionist George Soros.

So now, White folk want everyone to believe that this is a Black issue that they are risking their lives to protest. Well, that is nothing new. Zionist Jews have claimed that they marched for Black rights in the 1950s and 60s and White historians want us to believe that White Union Soldiers fought to end African Slavery in America.

All Lies! This is a "Great White Hope" moment where "liberal" Whites can feel good that they've done something for "you people." When author Lerone Bennet Jr. wrote "Forced into Glory" he received racist death threats because he destroyed the sanctified image of President Abraham Lincoln.

It is these Whites power types who want to keep it all about race instead of what it really is about, which is oppression. Going after a police officer for abuse of power has been blocked by the racist liberals and conservatives. Unfortunately, the media has led people to attack killer cops for their racist views behind their oppressive actions.

This is where well-meaning people have faltered. Attacking the actions is a more logical, less emotional, more potent measure. But, Shai'tan feeds off of emotional people and he likes to distract and divide. Beliefs of any kind are intangible and difficult to prove but, actions are what people can actually see.

The focus on the color of a police crime victim takes away his/her humanity and it distracts us from the fact that law enforcement employees have been engaging in an abuse of power, unchecked. It is a huge problem that the court system refuses to address with any level of seriousness. This is what Colin Kaepernick was protesting in the NFL.

A true activist is angry seeing a human being's life taken away in cold-blood! They don't speak about Black males like they are a species. A Black male what?

George Floyd, Eric Garner, Amadou Diallo were human beings. They were men.

White people who believe that they are out there protesting for Black people are blinded by their own Whiteness. They feel so secure in their White skin that they do not even feel threatened by the fact that a defenseless human being's neck was snapped by a power-tripping officer! They do not believe that anything like this will ever happen to them because of their race.

Law enforcement officers also engage in domestic violence. They act outside the law and regardless who they harm their actions go unchecked.

Guidance by Sis. Yasmin

*PROPHET* (ﷺ) pbuh said:
[ Riyad as-Salihin ]
'Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem'
'Assalam Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barkatuh'

Usamah bin Zaid (May Allah be pleased with them) narrated:
The daughter of the Prophet (ﷺ) sent for him as her child was dying, but the Prophet(ﷺ)returned the messenger and sent her good wishes saying...
' Whatever Allah takes away or gives, belongs to Him, and everything with Him has a limited fixed term (in this world), and so she should be patient and anticipate Allah's reward.'
She again sent for him adjuring him for the sake of Allah to come.
Prophet~ (Peace be upon him) accompanied with Saa'd bin 'Ubadah, Mu'adh bin Jabal, Ubayy bin Ka'b, Zaid bin Thabit and some other men went to see her.
The child was lifted up to the Messenger of Allah while his breath was disturbed in his chest. On seeing that, the eyes of the Prophet (ﷺ) streamed with tears.
Saa'd said...'O Messenger of Allah, What is this '?
he (ﷺ) replied, 'It is compassion which Allah has placed in the hearts of His slaves'.
'Allah is Compassionate only to those among His slaves who are compassionate to others'.
Another version says...Prophet (ﷺ) said...
'Allah shows compassion only to those among His slaves who are compassionate'.

~ 'Salaams' to all ~
 Sis Yasmin

Hadith of the Week

Narrated by Abu Said Al-Khudri, r.a.:

Allah's Apostle said, "When the believers pass safely over (the bridge across) Hell, they will be stopped at a bridge in between Hell and Paradise where they will retaliate upon each other for the injustices done among them in the world, and when they get purified of all their sins, they will be admitted into Paradise. By Him in Whose Hands the life of Muhammad is everybody will recognize his dwelling in Paradise better than he recognizes his dwelling in this world.

Bukhari, Volume 3,
Book 43, Number 620
 Sis Kristi

[With thanks to Sis. Kristi]

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Ramadan Shalah buried
Damascus (AFP) - Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad buried its former leader Ramadan Shalah in Syria Sunday, an AFP correspondent said, a day after he died in neighbouring Lebanon.

The 62-year-old died in a Beirut hospital before his body was transported across the border to Syria, a Palestinian source said.

Shalah led Iran-backed Islamic Jihad from 1995 until 2018 when he was replaced by his deputy Ziad al-Nakhala.

At the time, Shalah -- who the United States have listed a "terrorist" since 1995 -- was believed to be in a coma after an unknown illness.

Dozens of mourners, including Nakhala, gathered around his coffin draped in the group's banner in the Mazzeh neighbourhood of Damascus, after receiving special permission to gather despite the threat of novel coronavirus.

A funeral procession then headed to a cemetery in the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp on the edge of the capital, where the Palestinian source said Shalah had wanted to be buried if not in his birthplace of the Gaza Strip.

[He was once a student in Greensboro, NC, where Imam Badi also studied.]



By Abdulkabir Oyemomi

Some groups under the auspices of Black Lives Matters Movement in Nigeria (BLMMN) took to the streets of Lagos and Abuja to protest the killing of George Floyd ,an African- American killed by a racist white police named Chauvin Derek in Minneapolis, United States of America.

The Lagos chapter of BLMMN under the leadership of its convener Josephine Okpara defied the heavy downpour in trooping out last week to condemn racism against colored people in the US. Josephine Okpara said that an end must be put to " White Supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on black communities by the state and vigilante".

Okpara added that the killing of Floyd is another grim example of how black lives have been disregarded by the state and their affiliates.

African Union (AU) on its part came out boldly and rain heavy condemnation on the dastardly act of murderer Derek Chauvin and all acts of racism generally. This bold expression of condemnation against any acts from White Supremacists is probably first of its kind from African Union. The chairperson of the union has been quoted to have made expressions like "rejection of the continuing discriminatory practices against the black citizens". Also credited to AU is a warning statement to"ensure the total elimination of all forms of discrimination based on race or ethnic origin".

The high level statements come amid increasing pace of online protests among Africans online protesting the killing of Floyd, and by extension, the racist treatment of black people in the US.

But do the black lives really matter? Maybe the hullabaloo is all about how black lives should matter to only White Supremacists! Because it is certain that the black lives of Nigeria does not really matter to the black communities in South Africa; the black lives of Muslims of Nigeria do not really matter to many in the guise of terrorists; the black lives of northern Nigeria people do not really matter to government in the face of unfathomable insecurity in the name of banditry attacks on a daily basis; the black lives do not really matter to ritualists in the garb of Alfas and pastors; the black lives of northern Almajiris of the northern Nigeria only matter at electioneering periods!

Many Nigerians at the forefront of protest for Floyd are worst in discriminatory practices! Ask the non- Muslims amongst them how they treat Muslim with symbols of Islam in their various places of work!

The writer encourages love to be the first instrument of peaceful coexistence. Followed by appreciation of differences amongst people of faiths, tribes,and races.

2020-06-08 Mon 12:53:25 ct