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25 Muharram 1442 A.H. - September 13 2020 Issue # 37, Newsletter #1880

Editorial by Dr. Kaukab Siddique

 Dr Kaukab Siddique

America's Attempt to create a New "Islam": Why did it succeed in the Sheikhdoms?

UAE recognized Israel. Now Bahrain has followed suit (it already has a US naval base there.) Saudi Arabia is pretending to be shy. Pakistan is waiting in the wings.

There is a long history behind these treacherous announcements. Let's go back into relatively recent history and see how the seeds of disunity were sown in the Muslim world.

A learned sister in North Carolina, Bilqis, wanted me to look at Stephen Schwartz' book The Two Faces of Islam: The House of Saud from Tradition to Terror [Doubleday, 2002, 312 pages] because she said it mentions me by name 4 times. I didn't want to buy it, so she sent me her copy.

It's a difficult book to read because the author considers repetition of the word "wahhabi' a substitute for evidence and thought. Everyone he dislikes is supposed to be a "wahhabi." The only "good guys" are those Sufis and Shias who are not opposed to Israel: an interesting criterion by which to judge Muslims. Shwartz' book probably sets a record for the number of times the word "wahhabi" has been used in any book.

The question arises, are there any Wahhabis in real life? Whom is Shwartz refererring to? Consider the following:

Two major targets of Schwartz' abusive book are two of the foremost leaders of Islamic thought in modern times: Syed Abu 'Ala Maudoodi and Syed Qutb. Someone must have played a joke on Schwartz by convincing him that these two giants of modern Islamic thought were "wahhabies." It might shock Schwartz to know that Maudoodi [r.a] followed the most quiescent of Islamic Schools of Thought, the Hanafi mazhab. Schwartz could well become the butt of jokes among his Sufi friends [like Kabbani] if they know the following self-revalatory statement of Maudoodi: "I am from a family line in which for 1300 years, the process of teaching and preaching and otherworldliness and spirituality prevailed. An outstanding name in this family line is that of Maulana Abu Ahmad Abdal Chishti [d.355 H]. He is the one with whom the famous Sufi silsila known as Chishtia began. Hazrat Nasiruddin Abu Yusuf's elder son was hazrat Khwaja Qutubuddin Maudood Chishti [d. 527 H] who was the Shaikh of Shaikhs of the entire Chishtia silsilas of India and the ancestor of the Maudoodi family." [Monthly Tarjumanul Qur'an, May 2004, Special Issue on Syed Abul 'Ala Maudoodi, p.307]

One can safely say that Schwartz knows little, if anything, about Maudoodi. From somewhere he got the idea that Maudoodi called for the "destruction of existing governments." [p.132] No such instruction is given in any of Maudoodi's vast literature.

Perhaps what tied Maudoodi and Syed Qutb to "wahhabism'" in Schwartz' mind is the connection with Ibn Taymiyyah who died in 728.

Shah Waliullah [1176 H/1762 CE] too was immensely inspired by Ibn Taymiyyah as were many others through Shah Waliullah. None of this has anything to do with "wahhabism" or terrorism. Islamic learning and the development of Islamic thought is much too complex a subject for Schwartz' seemingly limited mental abilities.

Schwartz is unable to see any difference between the Saudi ruling family and Osama bin Laden. That inability leads me to believe that I have wasted my time by reading Schwartz' book. I would suggest that he read Imperial Hubris by the U.S. intelligence officer whose task it was to study Osama bin Laden. The officer documents Osama's Islamic authenticity and debunks people like Schwartz who consider the leader of the armed international Islamic movement as a mere criminal.

Schwartz tried to taint my name by using my writings against the Saudi funded Muslim groups in America. He was unable to understand why the Saudis funded groups like ISNA. The purpose was not to spread something called "wahhabism" but to depoliticize the Muslims of America and to make them uncritical friends of the U.S. administration. Schwartz' reference to the AMC-ISNA operative Abdur Rahman al-Amoudi indicates how naïïve Schwartz is. He presents Al-Amoudi as an "extremist" supporter of Hamas! [p.237]. He does not know that Al-Amoudi was a friend of Hosni Mubarak [as related in Al-Amoudi's own AMC newsletter], the Egyptian dictator, and helped to put Shaikh Omar 'Abdel Rahman in prison.

When Al-Amoudi himself was arrested, he pleaded for his freedom recalling the services he had rendered to the U.S. State Department, including the use of money to buy out critics of the U.S. [See Al-Amoudi's letter to the Washington Post published in New Trend.]

The Bush administration considered ISNA, CAIR and their offshoots funded by the corrupt Saudi regime as loyal friends, efficient at spreading government propaganda among Muslims. The FBI trusted these groups. Schwartz thinks these are "wahhabies" out to destroy America. Whom should we believe?

It appears that Schwartz has mistakenly "outed" the government agents working among the Muslims of America. Owing to his pressure [through his "progressive" Muslim group, yes he claims to be a Muslim, and fellow travellers], ISNA-CAIR etc "leaders" revealed themselves much too early. They had been working quietly and successfully in Muslim communities when, after 9.11, Schwartz and other made-in-USA 'progressive Muslims' created tremendous pressure for conformity.

Feareful of being branded "wahhabies" and supporters of terrorism, ISNA-CAIR-ICNA etc showed their hand. They wanted to make it clear that they are 100% with the Bush administration. Hence, when the London bombings happened, these "leaders" rushed to show their loyalty. Finding that condemnation of the bombing was not considered enough by the Zionist power structure, they put on their Islamic garb and issued a "Fatwa against Terrorism" which did not mention the U.S. bombing of Afghanistan and Iraq.

Of particular interest is the case of Mahdi Bray, "leader" of a group calling itself MAS Freedom. Bray was a staunch supporter of Abdur Rahman Al-Amoudi. Details of their relationship, as related to funding, are not available yet [Al-Amoudi always had stacks of cash on hand]. However, Bray prided himself on getting himself photographed with Al-Amoudi and loudly proclaimed al-Amoudi's innocence after he was arrested. He has not mentioned that relationship after Al-Amoudi's letter to the Washington Post was published.

After the London bombings, Bray, Johari Abdul Malik et al, jumped to out do CAIR. They stated that they would not only put an end to "extremism" in Muslim communities but would actually hand over alleged "exremists" to the FBI [thus opening the door to large scale spying and 'snitching' in the Muslim communities.]. {The entire Bray, Johari episode is available on C-Span and was also reported on by New Trend.}

Schwartz is a foolish friend of the Bush administration. He did not realize that if these pro-government groups had not been pressured to reveal their blind loyalty to the government, they would have been much more successful. Now they cannot get most Muslims to support them above the age group of 16-24. One has to be mentally unformed, largely assimilated and unaware to be influenced by these groups now.

One of the grotesque aspects of Schwartz' book [even by his own standards] is his attempt to link the Egyptian intellectual and martyr Syed Qutb to "wahhabism." The idea that Qutb would have ANYTHING to do with the amalgam of kingly despotism and controlled "externals only" religion epitomized by the Saudi dynasty is unthinkable for one who has read Syed Qutb. Here is a typical quote from Qutb:

"The absolute equality of all mankind was the message of Islam; that and an absolute freedom of conscience from all values and considerations that would detract from such equality." [p.186, Social Justice in Islam by Syed Qutb, translated in 2000 from the Arabic of Adalah al-ijtimaiyah fi al-Islam (1949) by Prof Hamid Algar.]

Qutb goes on to illustrate from the life of the Prophet, pbuh, that former slaves and former masters were brought into one family of EQUALS by Islam. He gives specific examples.

There is absolutely no connection between Syed Qutb and the concept of "wahhabism" Schwartz conjures up. Qutb's writings were abandoned by his own group, the Ikhwan al-Muslimeen [Muslim Brotherhood] when it turned coat and sold out to the tyrants of Egypt. His writings link up with the Jihad movement's understanding of Islam and that could be the real reason for Schwartz' rancor. The issue of "wahhabism" has no relevance here.

Attacks on Islam at the Sophisticated Media Level.
It was not just the blatant Abuse on Fox TV. Here is my experience of the Process at the intellectual Level.

Mr. BrianLamb
Executive Director
Book TV
C-Span 2
Dear Mr. Lamb

At 1:00am on August 17, Book TV again aired Ibn Warraq's presentation of his book Leaving Islam. However, this time you tried what was probably a balancing act by presenting Prof. Akbar Ahmed of American University as a representative of Islam just before Warraq was brought on. Prof. Ahmed did a good job of presenting his book but it was certainly not an antidote to Warraq's poison.

As my analysis of Warraq's material (which you ignored) showed, it was an exercise in abuse. He made baseless and unscholarly attacks on the Qur'an, the Hadith, the Prophet (peace be on him) and all that is sacred to Muslims.

I had asked for a right of reply to Warraq. Instead you gave us Prof. Ahmed. Now, if you look at Prof. Ahmed's thesis, it's obvious that he certainly does not do justice to the reality of Islam in the world. His perceptions are as follows:

  1. America is NOT waging a war on Islam.

  2. Jihad is the result of unemployment and large numbers of young people in Muslim countries with nothing better to do.

    1. Ditto for "suicide" attacks on Israel.
  3. There is no real conflict between Islam and the West. It's only the fringe elements that are involved.

  4. Israel is a legitimate state but America is too one-sided in its support for Israel.

  5. Islamic movements in Pakistan etc., are small groups of "right wingers."

  6. Islam, Judaism, Christianity are kindred spirits. [Might as well be one religion.]

Basically Prof. Ahmed's message is the same as that of Rodney King after he was beaten up by police officers: "Why don't we all get along."

Prof. Ahmed was treated as something of a hero at his book reading. Clovis Maksoud was there to support him as were professors from American University. I am not surprised that Prof. Ahmed has survived at an upscale university like American University. He has compromised just about all that Islam stands for. He is undoubtedly all sugar and cakes but that has to do more with his job than with the realities of the Muslim world.

It might shock you to know that Islam is very different from what Prof. Ahmed claims it is. For instance, Jihad is a central expression of the Islamic spirit rooted in the Qur'an and projected in modern idiom by all the greats of Islam: Iqbal, Syed Qutb, Maudoodi, Dr. Omar ''Abdel Rahman.

ROOTED IN COLONIAL THINKING, Prof. Ahmed claims that Jihad is the cause of those who have nothing better to do. If only there were jobs and schools, there would be no jihad! That's straight out of British racism, the "discoverers" of Africa who thought they were "civilizing" Africa and carrying the "White Man's Burden."

As for Israel, I sympathize with Prof. Ahmed. I doubt if he could keep his job if he spoke against the legitimacy of Israel. I would, however, challenge him to bring even ONE EXAMPLE of an authentic Islamic scholar who considers the existence of Israel legitimate. The poet Iqbal and the thinker Maudoodi laid the foundations for rejection of Israel even when Israel was not a direct menace to the Muslims of South Asia.

As for Arab and African scholars, they have no illusions that Israel is America's base in the heartland of Islam. The Qur'an does not permit acceptance of anything like Israel in the body of Islam.

Thus, Mr. Lamb, your balancing act, Prof. Ahmed followed by Ibn Warraq, was clever but not honest. Your real agenda seems to be that of Ibn Warraq: Islam as evil. Your solution seems to be Prof. Ahmed's Islam, a lion defanged and turned into a fawning kitty cat.

You owe the Muslim world, Mr. Lamb. After permitting such abuse of Islam as that let loose by Ibn Warraq, you need to present an Islamic scholar who is not part of the American establishment and power structure. Surely Muslims will refuse to be fooled by your methodology. By contrast, you never permit the presentation of even the most scholarly book which discusses the context of Jewish claims of the "Holocaust" in World War II. It is an incredible fact that after decades of book reading, you refuse to let Mr. David Irving present his great book HITLER'S WAR. His book certainly does not deny the suffering of the Jews. It simply provides context: an evil war with no angels in it. That "deviance" from the Jewish context of the War has made Mr. Irving persona non grata on your subtly manipulative and manipulated forum.

Why do you think Islam can be kicked around while you are so careful about hurting Jewish sensibilities?

Kaukab Siddique, Ph.D



Motorway rape case traumatizing
Pakistan. Countrywide rallies by Jamaate Islami women. Calls for Public hangings.

A woman on the newly built motorway Lahore to Siallkot waiting for help after her car ran out of gas late at night was abducted and gang raped in front of her children.

Pakistan is mourning, angry and protesting in every city. Large numbers of hijabi JI women came out with banners calling for arrests and executions of the rapists.

JI leaders are challenging the Imran Khan regime for its inability to provide security to women even on a major highway. JI ameer Sirajul Haq said crimes against women have skyrocketed as criminal elements have escaped severe punishment.

Unfortunately the police chief added to public anger and frustration by blaming the rape victim for going out late at night without sufficient petrol in her car. Demands to kick him out surged.

There is a general sentiment that the Imran regime has failed to protect women.

(New Trend's impression is that a corrupt culture has emerged influenced by Indian movies in which women are seen as easy prey. India has a vast rape network and it is influencing Pakistani gangsters and male chauvinists)

Not every Official in Pakistan is arrogant and disrespectful of women.

 Frontier Province Pakistan

Here in Frontier Province, in a poor village, there was only one chair.
The Official sat down on the ground, asked the woman who had the complaint to sit in his chair, and wrote her complaint.

War News

 War News

Western support key to survival of shia regime in Baghdad.

Latest: British air force is reporting that it has fired deep penetration missiles to kill ISIS fighters hiding in caves near Kirkuk.

US military has 5000 troops supporting the the regime in its ongoing battle against ISIS. A slow withdrawal is taking place.

Germany is providing 40 million Euros to help the regime pacify the victims of Isis

The Dutch government has admitted that it bombed civilians in Mosul during the battle against ISIS.

In one instance the Dutch say that its jets killed a man's wife, daughter, son and nephew of a man who lost his legs in the attack. He is being compensated.

South of Samarra, the regime says its troops have killed an ISIS commander and three of his men. The details of the fighting are not available.

Western reports now admit that 6 million civilians were made homeless in the war against ISIS.

Heavy shelling exchanges.
Russian air strikes. IS advance.
September 7 to 13.

Assad regime forces and Iranian allies fired more than 350 shells at 7 villages controlled by Islamic group HTS (formerly al-Nusra). However attempts at advancing were succesfully countered by Islamic fighters. (Idlib province southern border. )

North of Aleppo, pro-Turkish militia fired at Kurdish Communist groups. Clashes are continuing.

In the eastern Sokhna desert, Isis countered a Russian move to take over the Dheibat gas field. Russian air strikes had helped Assad forces to take over the gas field on Sunday but on Wednesday an ISIS surprise attack drove the mixed Russian-Assad forces out and are now firmly in control.

Deraa province continues to be in rebellion against Assad. Gunmen are clashing with a militia organized by the Russians.

In southern Raqqah provinces, IS is trying to make a come back. Clashes are reported with Assad forces which have Russian air support.

Al-Shabab has survived US air strikes.

An extensive analysis in the Washington Times indicates that al-Shabab Islamic group has survived US air strikes though several of its leaders were killed.

Al-Shabab (supported by al-Qaida) now controls most of Somalia and is steadily attacking the western installed regime in Mogadishu. The Times indicates that many Shabab attacks are suicidal (human bombers) and have a devastating effect.

The paper concludes that if US bombing does not destroy al-Shabab soon, the group might take over the whole country.


Shared from Sky News: Afghanistan: Ten dead in Kabul bomb attack targeting vice president.

News Within the U.S.

 News within the US

Easy Money for Israel living off US tax payers.
What hope for American nine-o-fivers?

By Sis. Aisha (Jamaat al-Muslimeen)

New York City - At the time this article was written, the Congress and Senate politicos (Republican, Democrat, and Independent) are still wrangling over the amount of aid to give to Americans as a result of this Coronavirus (COVID-19) Plandemic. It is being reported that the Democrats want to give a $3 trillion stimulus package, while the Republicans to give $500 billion.

These same politicians never seem to struggle for this long over the billions of dollars in yearly aid to the Welfare State of Israel! The very same politicians who spit on the struggling voter do not think twice when it comes to aiding Israel.

On May 21, 2020, The Senate Foreign Relations Committee quietly voted to give the Welfare State of Israel a MINIMUM of $38 billion dollars over the next ten years. The House of Representatives already passed this bill. The full Senate still has to vote on this measure, which if passed will be signed into law by President Trump. Most importantly, there was no debate or resistance to giving this monstrous violator of human rights such a large financial package.

Yet, these politicians are battling over how much is too much to give to Americans they put out of work! These politicians spit on the American poor, who have hit rock bottom, especially since this lockdown, yet have no moral compunction about forcing these same struggling taxpayers to foot the bill for the terrorist entity known as Israel!

It is no wonder that the American media has not reported this vote at all. I got this information from a Canadian website.

Meanwhile, in New York City, there is a "Cancel Rent" Campaign going on that has been initiated by the Met Council on Housing. On August 20th, they had a rally in Manhattan's Bryant Park to demand that Governor Cuomo cancel the rent for all New Yorkers. While this Coronavirus Plandemic put millions of New Yorkers out of work, their landlords have still been collecting rent. Pres. Trump recently extended a new moratorium ceasing all evictions until December 31, 2020.

But, how fair is it for landlords to house tenants whose rent they depend on to maintain their properties?! This government lockdown has completely disrupted the real estate investment market!

Financial gurus like Suze Orman say you need to have enough money in your savings to cover six months of expenses but, in reality most American nine-to-fivers are one paycheck from homelessness! The commercial real estate industry has been hit hard in New York with longtime stores closing down because it did not make sense to continue paying rent, if they were shut down for not being an essential business.

At the beginning of this Plandemic, the Housing Courts were closed, which prevented landlords from evicting tenants. But, in recent weeks, the courts have re- opened with a serious backlog of cases. However, landlords have been able to proceed with rescheduling old pre-COVID eviction cases that were stopped when the courts closed.

Now, it has been announced in New York City, that people not wearing a mask in public will be fined $50! If they are going to start fining people for not wearing masks, it sounds as if wearing masks may be a permanent requirement, unless the people speak up. Notice that this fine is taking place in New York State but only after California began issuing fines in August. These are the two test states for legislation intended for the other 48 states to follow! I also read that Quebec, Canada is issuing a $4500 fine for people not wearing a mask in public places!

As Muslims, we have to understand that leadership under the kuffar is seriously flawed, whether it is well-intentioned or not. No matter what the circumstance are: we still have to be Muslims. We cannot, if possible, allow the kuffar to stop us from following our deen.

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Muslims in Prison

 Muslims in Prison

Presentation by Imam Abdul Hakim Mumin (via Sis. Khadija)
Bismillah Ar Rahman Ar Raheem!
All praise belongs to Allah, the Lord of Mankind and Jinn and all that exists. May Allah's blessings be upon our beloved Messenger, Muhammed ibn Abdullah his family, his companions, and all who follow him until the Day of Judgment.

As Salaam Alaikim!

My name is Abdul Hakim and I am currently incarcerated at Patuxent prison in Jessup, Maryand where I am the Imam for the prison Mosque. Here we have a community of about two hundred fifty (250) brothers. Most of whom are between the ages of 19 and 25 and many are new Shahadas upon entering the prison system.

These brothers accepted this beautiful religion with excitement and enthusiasm. They were eager to learn this deen and anticipated the brotherhood. They wanted to learn how to offer the salat according to the example of the Prophet (SAW), with Tajweed. They looked forward to attending the study classes three days a week and smaller halaqahs, all reminders for the Muslim, but specifically speaking of the youth here at Patuxent Institution and the new Shahadas and those who may have deficiencies in their Emaan.

Prior to coming to prison and accepting this truth, all of what most of these brothers knew and understood was kufr. They were in street gangs. They were involved with using and dealing khamr. They were upon other deviant religious beliefs and so on. These things were deeply embedded in them and to some capacity these things are still tied to these brothers hearts making them so much more susceptible and easier influenced by the prevalent evils around them and the whispers of the Shaytan, especially when there's no constant reminder for them. We ask Allah To'ola to guide them.

Understanding that the youth are the future this Ummah, the focus and direction of this Masjid (at Patuxent Institution) is to educate the youth with true Islamic knowledge strictly according to the dictates of Qur'an and the example of the Rasullallah (SAW) and to direct them to all that is good and righteous based on a solid religious foundation and oral standard.

We are constantly advising these brothers with hikmah of their incumbency. In fact, the urgency is upon each of them individually not only to learn about the religion but learn how to put what they learn into practice and strive not to be among those who are most hated by Alllah To'ola, those who know the truth but fail to act according to it.

Somewhere around seven or eight months ago, and Allah knows best, the Coronavirus hit and took the world by storm, paralyzing communities all over the world even within the prison system. As a result things abruptly changed for us in here. For example, before the virus we were allowed almost 10 hours a day out of our cells for recreation. Now it's only 30 minutes a day. Instead of walking to the dining room to eat and socializing with hundreds of others, we're now being fed in our cell. One hour visits with family and loved ones twice a week has be reduced to just a 15 minute skype visit once a week. There is no school nor anymore of those three day a week of Islamic study classes. Jumu'ah has also been discontinued since the shutdown. So far the youth, new Shahadah, and those with deficiencies in their faith, this has become a test for them that they have yet to understand and perhaps in some cases even a fitnah for the community as a whole.

Before the Covid-19 lockdown we were able to meet with these brothers often to give nasi'ah or admonish when necessary but now we're unable to do this and many of these brothers depended on that. So now they're finding themselves at a crossroad reverting to those things that they knew before Islam. They're finding companionship with gang bangers and other disbelievers by yelling and having conversations through the cracks of their locked cell doors. We know that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, "A Man is upon the religion of his intimate friend." Though these brothers are sure of this truth, the misfortune and behavior around them tends to weigh heavy on them.

As of recently I've asked the Kateebs as well as myself to start writing concise reminders to circulate among the Muslims here quoting Qur'an and authentic hadith and to advise an array of subject matters. I've even begun sending out short Islamic quizzes to the Muslims to remind and continuously teach the religion, however many are still falling short with fulfilling their religious obligations and exhibiting the character of the Muslim.

Whenever we circulate something throughout the institution we enjoin the good and forbid the evil. We include what benefits the Muslim in this life as well as the Hereafter, by reminding them of Allah's blessings and that He guided them to this beautiful religion and that He sent the Prophet (SAW) to them.

Due to time I must bring this to it's conclusion and I ask any who reads this to make Du'a for the Muslims in prison around the world as well as the Muslims who are in society.

Glory and praise be to Allah, and I bear witness that there is no god deserving of worship but He. I seek Allah To'ola's forgiveness and repent to Him.

Abdul Hakim

Guidance by Sis. Yasmin.

'As-Salaam Alaikum Wa-Rahmatullahi Wa-Barakatuhu'.
*I Cannot Obey Allah in Public and Disobey Him in Private !*

Narrated Abdullah ibn Zayd ibn Aslam, from his father, from his grandfather, {Allah be pleased with them }~ who said....
When I was accompanying 'Umar ibn al-Khattab (Radi Allahu 'Anhu) on his patrol of 'Madinah' at night, he felt tired, so he leaned against a wall, {It was the middle of the night.} and we heard a woman say to her daughter "O my daughter, get up and mix that milk with some water"
The girl answered... 'O Mother, did you not hear the decree of Amir al-Mu'minin today ? "
The Mother answered..."what was that ?"
so the girl said... 'he ordered someone to announce in a loud voice that milk should not be mixed with water.'
The Mother then said... 'Get up and mix the milk with water! you are in a place where 'Umar (Radi Allahu'Anhu ) cannot see you.'
The girl answered her Mother... ' I cannot obey Allah in Public and Disobey Him in Private ! "
'Umar (Radi Allahu 'Anhu) heard this and said...
" O Aslam, go to that place and see who that girl is, and to whom she was speaking, and whether she has a husband."
So... I went to that place, and I saw that she was unmarried, the other woman was her Mother, and neither of them had a husband.
I came to 'Umar (Radi Allahu 'Anhu) and told him what I had found out. he then called his sons together, and said to them...
'Do any of you need a wife, so I can arrange the marriage for you' ?
'If I had the desire to get married, I would have been the first one to marry this young woman !' 'Abdullah said... "I have a wife.
'Abd al-Rahman said... "I have a wife'.
'Asim said... "I do not have a wife, so let me marry her."
So 'Umar (Radi Allahu 'Anhu) arranged for her to be married to 'Asim

A Little Note ...
She gave him a daughter, who grew up to be the Mother of Umar ibn
'Abd al-'Aziz (Rahimahullah) !

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

Hadith of the Week

Narrated by Ibn Masud,r.a.:
I witnessed Al-Miqdad bin Al-Aswad in a scene which would have been dearer to me than anything had I been the hero of that scene. He (i.e. Al-Miqdad) came to the Prophet while the Prophet was urging the Muslims to fight with the pagans. Al-Miqdad said,

"We will not say as the People of Moses said: Go you and your Lord and fight you two. (5.27). But we shall fight on your right and on your left and in front of you and behind you."

I saw the face of the Prophet getting bright with happiness, for that saying delighted him.

Bukhari Volume 5, Book 59, Number 288
 Sis Kristi

[With thanks to Sis. Kristi]

 Islamic Thought

Asalamu alaikum,
Someone asked Al-Hasan al-Basri: "Would not any one of us feel ashamed before his Lord to seek forgiveness from his sin then go back to it, then seek forgiveness then go back to it?"
Al-Hasan al-Basri said:
"The shaytan would like you to feel that way; never give up seeking forgiveness."

Allah (swt) will always accept.
The doors are always open for you. As long as you're still breathing, then keep repenting.

Oh Allah (swt) accept our repentance (Tawba) and grant us and our families Jannah.
Imam Badi Ali


thanks to Dr. T.

Restaurant dining linked to Covid-19 risk in CDC study

Adults who tested positive for Covid-19 were approximately twice as likely to have reported dining at a restaurant in the 14 days before becoming ill than those who tested negative, according to a new study from the CDC.

"In addition to dining at a restaurant, case-patients were more likely to report going to a bar/coffee shop, but only when the analysis was restricted to participants without close contact with persons with known COVID-19 before illness onset," the researchers wrote.

Story from CNN

 Word Around The Net

by Br. Nazeer, Texas
Zawahiri asserts al Qaeda's independence in new message

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Enforced disappearances in Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir: A challenge to world conscience

Israel's home demolitions in West Bank spiked during pandemic: from March to August, 389 Palestinian-owned structures were razed in the West Bank

Belarus: 400 protesters detained during 'March of Heroes'

Normalisation with Israel means: RIP international law, it's been nice knowing you!

Erdogan to Macron: 'You cannot lecture us on humanity'

Several dead and missing after landslides in Nepal

Israel demands compensation from US for sale of F-35s to UAE

Political Prisoners :

Civil Discord Show

 Social Media

Outreach via facebook the Sept 6th Issue of New Trend reached 152,671 people With 1909 post-issue engagements.
Items in the September 6th issue:


Support for the Guidance section submitted by sis. Yasmeen in every issue of New Trend. (Example of Al-Hajj Malik Shabazz.)

As-salaamu-'alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu Sis. Yasmin,

I have often commented to the New Trend Editor, Dr. Siddique, about how much I love reading your Guidance section. I find it enlightening and inspirational! Your messages can easily be applied to real-life situations.

For instance, "Allah does not love the Arrogant!" (31:18). This is true, indeed! I definitely see this arrogance in those hypocritical political leaders resting comfortably on the perches that unsuspecting voters have placed them on. Their flawed leadership skills are more evident than ever, now.

El-Hajj Malik Shabazz never had a problem calling out the hypocrites, Muslim or not. He once referred to the 1963 March on Washington as the "Farce on Washington!"

He was not questioning the anger and frustration of Black people confronted with racial oppression. He was questioning certain organizations' strategies for fighting it and believed they were misleading the oppressed in a way that benefited the oppressor. And, I have never heard anyone remark that Shabazz's voice sounded like the "Braying of an Ass" when he spoke!

I have always admired his courage to speak out and risk being unpopular....even while facing DEATH! He addressed the issues of that time as a practicing Muslim would address them. I am nowhere near Shabazz's level but, I feel it necessary to question current events. I have to be the Muslim here and draw my own conclusions based on the Qur'an and the authentic hadith, even if these views are unpopular.

No one is above reproach when it comes to trying to end oppression. Not even me! It is good to challenge the status quo and question people's motives and strategies for improving their environment because if we don't, "there would be tumult and oppression on earth, and great mischief." (8:73).

Thank you for another inspirational message!

Sis. 'Aisha


Palestinians rallied in Gaza, expressing their anger at Gulf countries' deals to normalize relations with Israel.

Dozens of Palestinians rallied in Gaza on Saturday, expressing their anger at Gulf countries' deals to normalize relations with the Jewish State, Reuters reported.

Bahrain followed the UAE to become the fourth Arab country to establish full diplomatic ties with Israel, a move driven by mutual enmity towards Iran but one that throws Palestinians' plight in further jeopardy.

The protest was held in the Gaza strip and organized by Hamas, the political group in charge of the coastal enclave.

Demonstrators burned pictures of Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and the UAE's Abu Dhabi crown prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed al-Nayhan.

"We have to fight the virus of normalization and block all its paths before it succeeds, to prevent it from spreading," Hamas official Maher al-Holy told Reuters.

The agreement is considered a severe blow to Palestinian efforts aimed at isolating Israel regionally and internationally until it ends its military occupation and apartheid-like system in occupied Palestine.

The Bahraini decision, which was announced by US President Donald Trump on Friday was made despite repeated assurances that Manama will not extend diplomatic ties with Israel until Palestinians obtain their rights in accordance with international law.

The Bahrain-Israel agreement came as another shock to Palestinians who still didn't recover from the news of the UAE-Israel normalization.

(Palestine Chronicle, Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, Social Media)

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Disney hit by backlash after thanking Xinjiang authorities in 'Mulan' credits

Disney has publicly thanked a Chinese government agency accused of human rights abuses in Xinjiang for its help in making "Mulan" — a revelation that has provoked a storm of criticism online.

Disney (DIS) acknowledges several Chinese government bodies in the credits for the live-action remake of the 1998 animated picture of the same name, but a few in particular have raised red flags. Disney did not respond to a request for comment from CNN Business to its media inquiry line, and to US press officers about the film and the credits. It's not clear how much of "Mulan" may have been shot in Xinjiang, though people who worked on the movie have said on social media and in interviews that they scouted and filmed locations there.

The US State Department estimates that since 2015 as many as two million of the Muslim-majority Uyghurs and other Turkic minorities have been imprisoned in enormous re-education camps in Xinjiang.

The Turpan Public Security Bureau has been listed by the US government as an organization involved in "human rights violations and abuses" in the region.
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