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11 Dhuʻl-Hijjah 1441 A.H. - August 2 2020 Issue # 31, Newsletter #1874


 Dr Kaukab Siddique

Palestine is our Central Concern

On July 30 I attended a webinar via Zoom titled "Impact of Annexation: Voices from Palestine". The event was hosted by the Middle Eastern Children's Alliance.

The program was introduced by Zeid Abbas Shamoushi. The presenter was Jamal, a fascinating scholar of Palestine who uncovered the serpentine Israeli moves that undermine and demoilish whatever remains of occupied Palestine which is known in the West as "Israel."

Most people know of Israeli checkpoints and the miserable condition of Palestinians who have to go Israeli occupied areas to earn a living.

Israel was created by the western powers but Israel is no longer interested in what the UN says. The Zionist regime has faced 100 United Nations resolutions and ignored them.

Israel occupies the lifeline of Palestinians: Water, electricity, and jobs.

Bit by bit Israel is eating up territories which were supposed to become part of an independent, though weak, Palestinian state.

With the help of detailed maps, Jamal explained the process of erosion of Palestinian properties and lands.

Israel does its work quietly because it is illegal and by the time the international community finds out, the occupiers have moved on to new activities.

More than 4,500 children are in Israeli captivity. More than 50,000 Palestinians have been expelled in recent years and replaced by Jews from overseas.

The apartheid system is already in place. Israel is openly talking about annexation owing to the emergence of Trump. Symbolic moves like the declaration of the embassy in Jerusalem and the call for annexation of Golan Heights are typical in the slick game Israel plays.

A major Israeli agenda item is to submerge east Jerusalem into the part of Jerusalem occupied by military force.

Most people don't know that many walls have been erected throughout occupied Palestine. The one wall that is publicized is presented as 'necessary protection' - to prevent Palestinians from attacking Israel.

However, the Israeli's have strategically erected many walls and their location show the motive is not for protection - it is to cut off the Palestinan villages from each other.

A positive aspect of Palestine is the Jordan valley where 21 Palestinian villages are flourishing and resisting Israeli expansion.

The Black Lives Matter [BLM] movement in America gives hope to the Palestinian people and is very popular.

The BDS movement is effective because it brings out the illegality of Israeli settlements.

My comments (comments made for this publication - they were not made during the presentation):



Thousands rally in Pakistan in support of man who shot American dead in court

Thousands of Islamic activists have rallied in Pakistan in support of a man who walked into a courtroom in Peshawar and gunned down a US citizen on trial for blasphemy.The American, Tahir Naseem, died of his wounds before he could be taken to hospital while the gunman, Faisal Khan, was taken into custody.

The US State Department said Naseem was standing trial after being "lured to Pakistan" from his home in Illinois and entrapped by the country's controversial blasphemy law, which international rights groups have sought to have repealed.

The US statement did not elaborate on the circumstances in which Naseem came to be in the South Asian country.

The blasphemy law calls for the death penalty for anyone found guilty of insulting Islam. But in Pakistan, the mere allegation of blasphemy can cause mobs to riot and vigilantes to kill those accused.

"We are shocked, saddened, and outraged that American citizen Tahir Naseem was killed yesterday inside a Pakistani courtroom," read the State Department statement, which was released on Thursday.

Pakistani officials said Naseem was charged with blasphemy after he declared himself Islam's prophet. Police in Peshawar, who originally identified him as Tahir Shameem Ahmed but later corrected themselves, said he was arrested two years ago.

The assailant was also initially identified incorrectly, as Khalid Khan. It was later learned his real name is Faisal Khan. It was not clear how he managed to enter the courtroom and get past security with a weapon.

source: Kathy Gannon, yahoonews, associated press

Background: Last year, the Imran Khan regime banded 68 small Islamic groups, all of them Sharia based.

source: NACTA , Banded organizations as of today, August 2, 2020

War News

 War News

Congress Pushes for Sanctions on Turkey, Russia Over Libyan War

U.S. lawmakers are advancing a bill that would compel the Trump administration to levy sanctions on Russia and Turkey for fueling an escalation in the civil war in Libya, as the Defense Department has warned about the deployment of foreign mercenaries into the war zone.

The Libya Stabilization Act, which is expected to pass out of the House Foreign Affairs Committee this week, would impose mandatory sanctions on both countries within six months, giving the White House wide leeway to revoke U.S. visas or freeze funds in American banks, a bid to keep Russia in particular from establishing a bridgehead across the Mediterranean.

Heavy casualties on both sides

July 30 to August 2.
In the southeastern corner of Deir ez Zor province, ISIS and US backed SDF battled each other for many hours, leaving scores killed on both sides. Members of ISIS families were also killed.

In the Jabal Al Zawiya area of Idlib province, mujahideen and Assad forces exchanged heavy machine gun fire. The Assadis were driven back with 9 killed and 7 wounded.

The conditions all over Syria are chaotic.
Iranian troops are pouring in to help Assad around Idlib. Turkish troops are coming in to support the Syrian mujahideen.

Samarra city.

New and continuous fighting is reported between Baghdad regime shia troops versus ISIS in 4 Sunni majority provinces.

The regime reports that ISIS is trying to enter the city of Samarra after it had retreated last month.

July 29: The nigerian military is reported fleeing from the lake Chad area after a major attack by ISIS/Boko Haram. Senior officials says that corruption within the military has led to this situation.

Jalalabad. August 2.

ISIS is attacking a major prison in the city. Prisoners are escaping.

Battle continues after human bomber attacked.

Taliban have released all 1,000 prisoners. Regime has released almost all 5,000 but is refusing to release 400.

News Within the U.S.

 News within the US

The American Idiot. BLM can Agitate but not Alleviate.
by Sis. Aisha Jamaat al-Muslimeen

The American Idiot
New York City - Mayor De Blasio told President Trump, "No!" There were a few other mayors, who echoed the same sentiment: Yet, President Trump sicced the military on the citizens (and denizens) of certain American cities, such as Portland, Oregon and Chicago, Illinois. Four lawsuits were filed in Portland alone to stop the federal government's overreach. Recently, the number of federal agents in Portland were reduced by sending some of them to Chicago. Chicago's Mayor Lori Lightfoot was on MSNBC's Morning Joe (7/23) and Rev. Sharpton questioned Trump's reasons for sending in the military if local police was responsible for handling local crime, anyway? So, why is Trump siccing the military on these cities?

Trump claims deploying the military into area cities it is being done to protect federal monuments from protesters. However, n Portland, there have been accusations of unidentified federal agents shoving people into unmarked vans and detaining them in secret facilities. Guess where this got started? Under former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's regime. Shai'tan always gives us a little preview of his plans if we don't act to defeat his strategies, they can flourish elsewhere. The federal agents are taking over jobs that only law enforcement are supposed to tackle. This is a truly impeachable offense! It is a dictatorial move for a president of the United States to such action, especially when local politicians tell him to back off.

Many people believe that the real reason for Trump's sending in federal agents in select U.S. cities is to quell the protests and rallies against police criminality. Also, it is to win the hearts, again, of the marginalized Beached Male Whites, who voted for him, which is why the people being targeted are mostly poor and non-White, once again. Any American president's idea that sending in the military to solve his problems and win him a re-election is no different than Chile's Pinochet or some other despot ruler. This plan will backfire.

A few months ago, President Trump's frienemies engaged us in their political theater skits and got us emotional over his overseas contacts and for concealing his tax records. They told us those were the impeachable offenses. Where is such zeal now that he is using military might to charge in and take over American cities? The media and the politicians misled us into focusing on trivial Trump matters.

Black Lives Matter (BLM) is another misleading source. The problem with BLM is that their goal is to get the government, as well as the White Establishment, to change Black living conditions in America when Allah clearly tells us that we must change these conditions for ourselves (13:11, Qur'an).

The protests involving BLM are impotent. They do nothing more than to agitate, not alleviate the source of the problem: Disrespect. Their objective is to attack superiority attitudes instead of disrespectful behaviors. Dealing with corrupt police officers and a justice system that sympathizes with them is going to take a lot more than rallies. Economic boycotts of corporations that fund the police are one way to weaken corrupt forces. Another tactic is to empower the community by creating ways to wean ourselves off of government support systems that pigeon-hole us into a dead-end lifestyle.

Alternative music band Green Day did a song called 'American Idiot' and I think that the term can be easily applied to those who of us who are so easily duped into following media trends. One of the keys to being a successful sales agent is to get the buyer to believe that your suggestions that compel him to buy an item he does not really want or need are really his own suggestions.

NBA/WNBA players and some coaches are now holding hands, signifying a kumbaya moment, and kneeling during the National Anthem. The league is working with Black Lives Matter, whose name is on the basketball courts and team sweatshirts. But, why kneel now and not when Colin Kaepernick did it three years ago? Why didn't any of these players voice support for him, then?

Why didn't NBA players rally around retired NBA player Charles Oakley when he was dragged, by the NYPD, out of Madison Square Garden like a common criminal for merely questioning James Dolan's leadership of the Knickerbockers' franchise? The media made this debacle look more like a personal beef while calling on players to force the league to take a stand against racial oppression by pressuring the NBA to action against former L.A. Clippers' owner Donald Sterling. In reality, Dolan's tyrannical actions have had a detrimental affect on the Knicks while Sterling's taped private conversation was a personal matter.

It was reveled on by ESPN's Max Kellerman on First Take that the league owners conspired to have Donald Sterling removed before the taped conversation was revealed because his business practices were hurting league profits. Why would his young mistress decide to tape his conversation all of a sudden? What was her motive for entrapping her sugar daddy? Was she asked to do this?

Once again, the American Idiot surfaced and decided to allow the media to tell them what was important. It is no wonder athletes are referred to as 'dumb jocks.' With the exception of Muhammad Ali, and a few other athletes, social causes are not their forte.

National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) President Chris Paul is the one who worked out a deal with the NBA for players to wear social justice messages on their uniforms for this truncated season.

It is so easy to fool the American Idiot who is not ready to make any serious efforts for improvements. The American Idiot should not be followed because they are followers themselves. They are usually loud and wrong and easily misguided. For instance, the NBA and WNBA are manipulating the vain nature of their professional basketball players by getting them to believe that they are truly sounding the trumpet for social justice except it is with their employer's permission, this time. The players really believe that sounding this trumpet was their idea.

Players can be heard giving kudos to the NBA/WNBA for being the league who "allows" players to express themselves without penalty. These players are too young to remember NBA player Mahmud Abdul-Rauf's suspension for not participating in pre-game National Anthem ceremonies back in 1994. Fast forward to 2020 where now the media is singling out players who don't kneel. What???

These American Idiots don't realize that they are apart of an NBA/WNBA marketing campaign to re-brand itself as a bastion for social change.

A public service announcement to Americans:
"the Canada-U.S. border is closed to non-essential travel. And yes, that includes trying to float into Canada on a river'. This is Canada post Covid 19, keeping its wide open spaces to itself and going to great effort to keep Americans out.

A Washington State man was arrested Friday for illegally crossing the border into British Columbia and trying to evade authorities by floating down the Kettle River for two and a half hours.

The Canada-U.S. border is entering its fourth month with crossing restrictions for non-essential visitors. The Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) has turned away over 10,000 Americans since the start of the pandemic.

This woman could be Biden's running mate:

Invitation to Think

 Invitation to Think

Dr. Yasir Qadhi should sacrifice his ego. Stop his fake talk about Caliphate and stop regurgitating western Propaganda.
an Appeal by Kaukab Siddique.

"And when his son was old enough to walk with him, Abraham said: O my dear son, I have se en in a dream that I must sacrifice you. Now see what is your view? The son said: O my father, do that which you are commanded. InshaAllah you will find me patient and constant.." [The Qur'an 37:102.]

Yasir Qadhi is quite popular among Muslims living in America.

He speaks and writes in broad generalizations which skip over specifics and difficulties facing the global Muslim Ummah.

His article on the caliphate can at best be described as a professor's diatribe coming from a comfortable university cubical. His mindset is that of a tired historian dealing with an issue which he does not understand.

He begins with a quote from Lord Curzon which was popular among college freshmen 60 or more years back.

Not only is Curzon dead and gone [unless you seek him in the dusty libraries of pre-Internet times], but the British empire too has disappeared, leaving behind a pathetic "united kingdom" linked to the policies of the United States.

Caliphate is essential to Islamic thinking. With that leading issue, Qadhi should have begun with the Qu'ran. Instead he sprinkles a few weak hadith in his narrative, out of context and not central to the message of hadithe nabawi. In fact one hadith he picked up is slanted to say that Muslims should obey thheir rulers!

In Islam, obedience is to Allah and His messenger.

The Qur'an teaches no cooperation with oppressors, be they Muslim or non-Muslim.

Qadhi's cooperation with the oppressors opens the way to hell.

Notice that he is silent about Israel which is a major obstacle to the caliphate.

Qadhi did not notice that the Islamic world is steadily moving towards the caliphate owing to the mujahideen. The first blow was struck by the Afghans who forced the Soviet Union to withdraw, first time in the history of the USSR. Today after 16 years of fighting, the USA is withdrawing from Afghanistan, a great Islamic victory for the Taliban.

Qadhi does not realize that Muslims are fighting against the united western powers in Iraq and Syria without planes, heavy artillery and tanks. Muslims in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan are soft targets being bombed almost on a daily basis but do not withdraw and do not surrender.

Qadhi is most vitriolic against ISIS. As a self-proclaimed scholar hr should have brought evidence. He is simply parroting what the USA says.

The US, Iran and Shia militias destroyed the entire city of Mosul.

Not a word of protest from Qadhi.

USA bombed entire cities in Syria, al-Raqqah and others into rubble. Qadhi was silent.

Russia and Iran and Assad destroyed eastern Aleppo and 6 cities in the Ghouta of Damascus. Again silence.

Is ISIS anti-woman? The fact is that Muslim women from around the world went to ISIS and supported it till the end. Why is the Islamic viewpoint not presented?

Even little Gaza has not surrendered despite three massive attacks by Israel. Qadhi is silent.

Qadhi is a westernized Muslim supporter of the worst enemies of Islam. His sweet talk about the Caliphate is meant to put the Muslims to sleep, to wait for a vague future, somewhat like the concept of the hidden Mahdi among the shias.

Note: Western jets bombed a small town every day for one month in February-March 2019. The town is called Baghouz and is on the Euprates river where IS activists and their families had taken refuge. BBC reported the bombing. What is lacking in the BBC report is that it does not mention that the Islamic groups do not have anti-aircraft weaponry. Thus, the Western powers have bombed soft targets. No fighting force can survive bombing by a modern airforce if it lacks the ability to shoot back.

Secondly, the BBC does not report SDF back by Western airforces, outnumbers IS fighters 10 to 1. The US has organized about 65,000 SDF fighters. No other force in modern war history has faced such odds.

Guidance by Sis. Yasmin.

{ خطبة الوداع, Khutbatu l-Wada'}
{ 9 Dhul Hijjah 10 AH at Mount Arafat }

Prophet(ﷺ) undertook his Farewell Pilgrimage in the year 10 A.H.
The farewell pilgrimage to Mecca is one of the most significant historical events in the minds of Muslims, for it was the first and last pilgrimage performed by Prophet(ﷺ) as well as being the model for performing the fifth pillar of Islam, 'Hajj'.
Prophet(ﷺ) final sermon was delivered during the Hajj of the year 632 C.E., the ninth day of Dhul Hijjah, the 12th month of the lunar year, at 'Arafat', the most blessed day of the year. There were numerous Muslims present with the Prophet(ﷺ) during his last pilgrimage when he delivered his last 'Khutbah'.
Prophet(ﷺ) completed his last 'Khutbah', near the summit of 'Arafat',whereby the following revelation came down...
...'This day I have perfected for you your religion and completed My favor upon you and have approved for you Islam as religion...'
{Source~ Qur'an~ Surat Ma'idah ~5. A # 3}
Even today, the last 'Khutbah' of Prophet (ﷺ) is passed to every Muslim in every corner of the world through all possible means of communication. Muslims are reminded of it in mosques and in lectures. Indeed the meanings found in this sermon are astounding, touching upon some of the most important rights Allah Almighty has over humanity, and humanity has over each other. Though the Prophet's soul (peace be upon him) has left this world, his words are still living in our hearts.
After praising and thanking Allah... Prophet (ﷺ) said...
"O People, lend me an attentive ear, for I know not whether after this year, I shall ever be amongst you again. Therefore listen to what I am saying to you very carefully and TAKE THESE WORDS TO THOSE WHO COULD NOT BE PRESENT HERE TODAY.

O People, just as you regard this month, this day, this city as sacred, so regard the life and property of every Muslim as a sacred trust. Return the goods entrusted to you to their rightful owners. Hurt no one so that no one may hurt you. Remember that you will indeed meet your Lord, and that He will indeed reckon your deeds. Allah has forbidden you to take usury (interest); therefore all interest obligations shall henceforth be waived. Your capital, however, is yours to keep. You will neither inflict nor suffer any inequity. Allah has judged that there shall be no interest and that all the interest due to Abbas ibn Abdul Muttalib (Prophet's (ﷺ) uncle) shall henceforth be waived...

Beware of Satan, for the safety of your religion,he has lost all hope that he will ever be able to lead you astray in big things, so beware of following him in small things.

O People, it is true that you have certain rights with regard to your women, but they also have rights over you. Remember that you have taken them as your wives only under Allah's trust and with His permission. If they abide by your right then to them belongs the right to be fed and clothed in kindness. Do treat your women well and be kind to them for they are your partners and committed helpers. And it is your right that they do not make friends with any one of whom you do not approve, as well as never to be unchaste.

O People, listen to me in earnest, worship Allah, perform your five daily prayers ('Salah'), fast during the month of Ramadan, and give your wealth in 'Zakat' (alms giving). Perform 'Hajj' if you can afford it.

All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over black nor does a black have any superiority over a white except by piety and good action. Learn that every Muslim is a brother to every Muslim and that the Muslims constitute one brotherhood. Nothing shall be legitimate to a Muslim which belongs to a fellow Muslim unless it was given freely and willingly. Do not, therefore, do injustice to yourselves.

Remember, one day you will appear before Allah and answer for your deeds. So beware, do not stray from the path of righteousness after I am gone. O People, no prophet or apostle will come after me and no new faith will be born.

Reason well, therefore, O People, and understand words which I convey to you. I leave behind me two things, the QURAN and my example, the SUNNAH and if you follow these you will never go astray.

All those who listen to me shall pass on my words to others and those to others again; and may the last ones understand my words better than those who listen to me directly. Be my witness, O Allah, that I have conveyed your message to your people".

~'Alhamdulillah~ 'Salaams' to all~
~ Y a s m i n ~
 Sis Yasmin

Hadith of the Week

Narrated by Abu Huraira, r.a.:
I heard Allah's Apostle saying, "If there was a river at the door of anyone of you and he took a bath in it five times a day would you notice any dirt on him?"
They said, "Not a trace of dirt would be left."
The Prophet added,
"That is the example of the five prayers with which Allah blots out (annuls) evil deeds."

Bukhari Volume 1, Book 10, Number 506
 Sis Kristi
[With thanks to Sis. Kristi]

 Momin Khawaja

Innocent Muslim facing terrible oppression in Canadian prison.
No evidence, no incident.

Momin Khawaja - the forgotten Canadian detainee of 9/11

 Word Around The Net

by Br. Nazeer, Texas

Dozens of Palestinians, Including Children, Suffocate in Israeli Raid near Jenin

US Ranked Among Worst Countries to Raise a Family, Study Says

Afghanistan frees over 300 Taliban prisoners in Eid cease-fire deal

Portland Protestors burn American Flag and Bibles

US ends search for 7 marines and 1 sailor missing at sea, assumed dead off of California coast

Only one NBA player stands for the National Anthem

Syria slams US oil deal with SDF as 'null and void'

Karachi gangster turned Tehran spy highlights complicated Pakistan-Iran ties

Qatar Coronavirus contact-tracing app exposes divide between rich and poor

UAE starts first nuclear reactor at controversial Barakah plant

45 officers injured at Berlin rally against coronavirus restrictions

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West Bank Mosque Set on Fire, Vandalized With Hebrew Graffiti
The walls of the mosque read 'siege for Arabs and not Jews' and 'the land of Israel is for the people of Israel'

Unknown individuals set fire to a mosque Monday overnight in the city of al-Bira, near Ramallah, and spray-painted Hebrew graffiti on its walls. According to Palestinian reports, the arsonists are settlers, and no injuries were reported.
The graffiti on the walls of the mosque read "siege for Arabs and not Jews" and "the land of Israel is for the people of Israel."

Azzam al-Qaraan, the mayor of al-Bira, said in a conversation with Haaretz that the mosque, located at the edge of the city, is only hundreds of meters away from the nearby settlement, and the suspicion is that whoever is responsible came from there.

According to Al-Qaraan the incident took place around 3 A.M. and the arson attempt happened in the back of the mosque in the bathrooms. The mosque suffered damage, even after neighbors noticed the fire and tried to put it out until firefighters arrived.

According to the mayor, this is the first time such an incident happened in the city [this is obviously not a true statement]

Earlier this month, thirteen vehicles were vandalized in the Palestinian village of Lubban al-Sharqiya near Nablus in the northern West Bank. Graffiti with a Star of David were spray painted on a bus. And earlier this year in a similar incident, a fire broke out in a mosque in the Beit Safafa neighborhood of East Jerusalem, and graffiti was sprayed on the walls of the building.

 Web Statistics

New Trend's web site received 149,239 hits
In July alone.

Thank you Br. Rich.
also has links to:
Qur'an [ quran.htm ]
Sahih Bukhari [ bukhari.htm ]
Boycott [ boycott.htm ]
Political prisoners [ links.htm ]
Conversations with Dr. Siddique [ pictures.htm ]
And much more.

from Hussain Khan, Tokyo

More condolences for Munawar Hassan by Hussain Khan, Tokyo


China lowering birth rates of Muslims by forced abortions, IUD, sterization.

China is imposing draconian measures to slash birth rates among ethnic Uighurs as part of a sweeping campaign to curb its Muslim population, according to a new investigation.
China's foreign ministry spokesman responded on Monday by calling the news report "fake news".

While individual women have spoken out before about forced birth control, the practice is far more widespread and systematic than previously known, according to an AP news agency investigation based on government statistics, state documents, and interviews with 30 ex-detainees, family members, and a former detention-camp instructor.

The campaign over the past four years in the far west region of Xinjiang is leading to what some experts are calling a form of "demographic genocide".

China regularly subjects minority women to pregnancy checks and forces intrauterine devices, sterilisation, even abortion on hundreds of thousands, the interviews and data show.

The population-control measures are backed by mass detention both as a threat and as punishment for failure to comply. Having too many children is a major reason people are sent to detention camps, AP found, with parents of three or more children ripped away from their families unless they can pay huge fines.


Coronavirus: South Africa virus cases pass half million mark

Zweli Mkhize announced 10,107 new cases on Saturday, bringing the tally to 503,290, along with 8,153 deaths.

South Africa is the hardest-hit country on the continent and accounts for half of all reported infections in Africa.

It also has the fifth-highest number of cases in the world after the US, Brazil, Russia and India.

Researchers have said the true number of deaths in the country may be far higher.

South African health authorities have said the rate of infection is increasing rapidly, with cases currently concentrated around the capital, Pretoria.

More than a third of all infections have been reported in Gauteng - South Africa's financial hub, and a province that has quickly become the epicentre of the national outbreak.

Infections are not expected to peak for another month.

2020-08-03 Mon 16:33:38 ct