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16 Safar 1442 A.H. - October 4 2020 Issue # 40, Newsletter #1883


 Guest Editorial

What's wrong with our Masjids?
By Br. Salahuddin (Colorado)

Salaams brothers and Sisters.

  1. If our masjids are to be the way the prophet's masjid was, we must follow his example. Any other way than the prophet's way will not succeed.

  2. The masjids are to be built with our own resources.

  3. If we are funded by the Saudis or the US government or any other entity we will be controlled. We will be told what to say and do. The Prophet's masjid was strong and independent he did not ask for the kuffar's help.

  4. We must remember the masjid was a multi purpose facility, not just for Salat.

  5. Lastly, our sisters must be included in all aspects of the masjid because they are the other half of the Ummah.

Remember there is no other way than the Prophet's way as He is the best example if we want Our masjids to succeed.

To Allah belongs all praise!



Imran's government is no better than previous ones [JI]
by Qaiser Sharif

LAHORE- Oct 3: Jamaat-e-Islami Emir Senator Sirajul Haq has reiterated the demand for across the accountability, saying the current anti-corruption drive has lost the credibility among the masses because of its political motivated agenda.
Addressing a ceremony in his honor here on Sunday, he said the majority of the parliamentarians would land in jails if the fair and impartial accountability process started in the country.

He said the National Accountability Bureaus turned blind eyes towards the corrupt elements sitting in government ranks. He said majority of the people named in Panama Leaks were part of the three mainstream parties and they considered them not answerable to anyone.

"People lost trust on the three parties and they are demanding for real change," he said, adding three parties only deceived the poor masses on their turns and did nothing for the betterment of a common man. Besides the three parties, he said, military dictators and generals played key role in destruction of the institutions and economy.

The PTI regime, he said, proved it most dangerous than its predecessors. The Imran Khan government, he added, completed the agenda of the past regimes to completely damage the economy and key institutions. The fact was that, he regretted, the corrupt mafia had only looted the country's resources in past seven decades, showing no interest in public welfare.

"The PTI, the PML-N and the PPP are fighting each others only for attaining power and securing their petty interests," he said, adding the people witnessed their unity in the parliament on different issues in the past from extension of army chief tenure to FATF. He said FATF-related legislation was an attempt to surrender the sovereignty of the country and sell the freedom of masses. Yet, he said, the so-called mainstream opposition and treasury benches demonstrated unity on this anti-Pakistan legislation which was proof of the fact that these agents of the status quo were standing in a queue when it came to the matter of slavery of the western powers and institutions. He also pointed out the wave of sectarianism recently gripped the country, terming it another dangerous attempt to destabilize Pakistan.

"The country could no more be left on the pity of those who looted its resources and are divided and destabilized it, " said the JI chief, requesting the masses to be part of the JI to put the state on the path of development. He said the JI was the only party, which could transform Pakistan into a real Islamic welfare state if voted to power.

JI Secretary General Ameerul Azim also addressed the gathering and shared with them the future strategy of the Jamaat-e-Islami to get rid of the status quo parties.

Agha Khanis selling Pork and Alchohol

 The Prophet Said

After Openly Selling Alcohol in Serena Hotels, Agha Khanis are Now Selling Pork

"It was narrated from Jābir ibn ʿAbdallāh (may Allāh be pleased with him) that he heard the Prophet ﷺ say when he was in Makkah at the time of the Conquest:

"Allāh and His Messenger have forbidden the sale of alcohol, dead meat, pork and idols." It was said: "O Messenger of Allāh, what do you think of the fat of dead animals, for ships are caulked with it and animal skins are daubed with it, and the people use it to light their lamps?" He said: "No, it is haraam." Then the Prophet ﷺ said: "May Allāh curse the Jews, for when Allāh forbade them animal fat, they melted it down and sold it, and consumed its price."
Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 1212; Muslim, 1581

Al-Nawawi said:
"With regard to dead meat, alcohol and pork, the Muslims are unanimously agreed that it is haram to sell all of these".

Al-Qaadi said:
"This hadeeth indicates that whatever we are forbidden to eat or make use of, we are also forbidden to sell, and it is not permissible to consume its price, as in the case of the animal fat mentioned in this hadeeth."
Sharah al-Muslim, 11.8

Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali said, after quoting the ahaadeeth about the prohibition on alcohol:
"The conclusion we may draw from all these aḥādīth is that whatever Allāh has forbidden us to make use of, it is also ḥarām to sell it and consume its price, as is stated clearly in the ḥadīth: "The Prophet ﷺ said: When Allāh forbids something, taking a price for that is also forbidden."
Narrated by Abū Dawood 3488

This is a general, comprehensive phrase which applies to everything which is intended to be used in ḥarām ways. However, that does not seem to be a cause for concern for Karim Aga Khan as AKDN has set up a business in Kenya for selling pork products, exhibiting it on the AKDN website. The business is called "Farmer's Choice" and is operational in Kenya.

Aga Khan has already been selling alcohol in Serena Hotels for decades in violation of the following ḥadīth:
"The Prophet ﷺ said that alcohol is cursed from ten angles: its presser, its squeezer, its drinker, its bearer, its carrier, its bearer, its seller, the one who consumed its price, the purchaser of it, and the one who bought it."

Narrated by al-Tirmidhi


News Within the U.S.

 News within the US

Ramifications of Breonna Taylor's family settlement. A dastardly betrayal perpetuated by attorney Benjamin Crump.
by Sis, Aisha, Jamaat al-Muslimeen, New York

Although many athletes and activists are crushed by the grand jury's decision not to indict the three officers in the murder of EMT worker Breonna Taylor, none of them waited with baited breath for an indictment. Many people said that they were not surprised that none of the officers were indicted on murder.

The events leading up to these officers walking free were all planned! It does not matter that there was an African-American attorney general. He is a black face in a high place, as former radio personality, Bob Law would say. Community Cop Show co-host Michael Greys refers to these Blacks as gate-keepers. These are Black people who operate in the name of white supremacy. W.E.B. DuBois once stated that white supremacy is a world-wide phenomenon. People all over the world have been affected by it, detrimentally, including white people themselves.

Attorney General Daniel Cameron, District Attorney Thomas Wine, Mayor Greg Fischer, and Taylor's family attorney Benjamin Crump were all working together in this most evil plot to ensure the freedom of these accused officers.

Community Cop Show co-host Noel Leader pointed out that there is a start to each investigation and many convictions have been tossed out of court simply because the investigation had a questionable start. In the Breonna Taylor case, it is how the "no-knock" warrant was acquired that is a problem. The officer claimed that the postal inspector told him that drugs had been illegally delivered to Taylor's apartment. However, the postal inspector not only disputes this but says that his records show that no drugs were ever delivered to that apartment! So, where did this officer get this information?

Because of the issues with the "no-knock" warrant, now it is being said that the officers did not go to Breonna Taylor's residence, at 1:30 am, to serve a warrant. But, co-host Michael Greys stated that if no warrant was to be served then, why was there a battering ram present. Greys also pointed out that even the most dangerous criminals, such as Alphonse Capone and John Gotti, received courtesy calls to their attorneys notifying them of their client's impending arrest. Did Breonna Taylor pose that much of a threat that the police could not risk such a courtesy?!

Attorney General Cameron held a press conference discussing his handling of the grand jury investigation, which he initially claimed would be thorough. However, these are important points he glossed over or never mentioned at all:

  1. The subject of this warrant, Jamarcus Glover, was already in custody. Apparently, no due diligence was done before serving this warrant.

  2. There were no drugs or money found in Breonna Taylor's home.

  3. None of the accused officers were questioned during the grand jury investigation. What assurances were they given that they would be okay without telling their side?

  4. It also took over twenty minutes for Taylor to receive any medical attention.

  5. Eleven people stated that officers never identified themselves before entering the apartment. However, Cameron focused on the one individual who changed his story to say that officers did actually identify themselves.

  6. The FBI wanted to get involved in the investigation of the case but, was told that its services would be limited to the ballistics of the guns used and nothing more.

  7. Cameron said that officers had a right to return fire at the boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, but, why didn't he die? Why was unarmed Breonna Taylor killed?

  8. It has been stated that Breonna Taylor was a soft target or not the subject of the warrant but why did officers behave so aggressively?

  9. The attorney general's office will not be handling the investigation into the issuing of this "no-knock" warrant. No reason has been given.

This whole investigation was flawed from the very beginning. How is it that the indictments are against one cop for recklessly shooting into a neighbor's home but, not for all of their actions leading to the death of the intended target, Breonna Taylor?

There were efforts to besmirch Breonna Taylor's name by pressuring her ex-boyfriend, Jamarcus Glover, to state that she was involved with his alleged drug dealings, which he refused. Kudos to him! This means that there were efforts to get these officers off all along. When these efforts to discredit Taylor failed, they quickly settled, although no one admitted to any wrong-doing. The grand jury had not rendered its verdict, yet, but based on previous events, anyone could prognosticate no murder indictments.

This case wreaks to the high heavens!

The attorney general's decision to reveal and withhold certain evidence is prosecutorial misconduct. He is supposed to present all of the evidence to the grand jury and let them decide if there will be indictments. Therefore, he influenced the outcome of this case! There have been instances where jurors, who acquitted or refused to indict someone, later stated that had they known about key evidence they would have voted to indict or convict.

The hypocrite is the worst enemy. These people gain their victims' confidence by focusing on shared similarities: race, sex, familial ties, religion. The attorney general and attorney Benjamin Crump (The Chump) used their race as a way to gain the trust of oppressed Blacks in this country to get votes and their money, respectively. Breonna Taylor's family probably thought that this settlement was the first step in achieving justice for her. Instead, it was the only solace in this unfortunate event.

Most of the time, these settlements forever bar these families from discussing the specifics of these murder cases, which is why we never hear from them afterwards.

Community Cop Show co-host Noel Leader stated that since the case against these officers had been botched and Crump sought the settlement, first, any unanswered questions about this case will remain unanswered. And, most importantly, no one will ever go to jail! Crump has made sure that he never has to confront these officers in a true effort to get justice for Breonna Taylor.

This was a treacherous act on behalf of family attorney Benjamin Crump! He was silent throughout this entire process, except when he gave himself that hard pat on the back for getting the largest settlement in a police shooting case, in which he gets $4 million.

The photos of Benjamin Crump comforting Breonna Taylor's mother and raising their arms in victory, only after announcing the settlement, shows his evil nature. A true God-fearing person would not be able to look himself in the mirror let alone look his victim in the eye! While the family was seeing red, Benjamin Crump was seeing dollar signs.

He is in league with the devil and should never be trusted. Shai'tan must be proud!
(Sources: Community Cop Show (9/25/2020) - Spectrum Cable)

Invitation to Think

 face mask

If you don't want to wear a mask, come to work with me
by Gregory Jasani, MD
with thanks to Dr. T

I am an emergency medicine physician in an inner-city emergency department, and I would like to start by stating a simple truth: coronavirus is not going away any time soon. Cases are climbing in practically every state and show no signs of slowing down. From my personal perspective, things are getting worse. Every day I am treating more and more patients who are ill with COVID-19 infections. Given the spiraling case numbers, I find the refusal of some people to wear masks completely baffling. Yet I know the idea of wearing a mask stirs up a strong, visceral reaction in many who feel their personal freedoms are being curtailed. Maybe you, reading this now, are one of these individuals. If that is the case, I have a simple offer: please come to work with me.

In my emergency department on a typical day, you will see the very real and sometimes deadly consequences of coronavirus infections. You will watch as patients, some of them otherwise healthy, engage in a terrifying struggle to breathe. You can also watch as I intubate some of these patients and place them on a ventilator, then pray that my intensive care unit has a bed available. You can listen as I tell patients they have coronavirus, and you can stand there silently while I hold their hand as they cry. Do you think wearing a mask in your grocery store is unpleasant? If so, then wearing a gown, an N95 surgical mask, two sets of gloves, and face shield into every patient's room will be really uncomfortable for you. I won't even mention to you that, even with all of that on, you are still over three times more likely than the general public to catch coronavirus by working in a hospital. And if you do, your colleagues will have to take care of you and possibly watch you die - a wrenching circumstance that is happening all over the country, and which recently happened in the city where I live.

You may view wearing a mask as an infringement on your civil liberties, but for those of us in healthcare, it is a numbers game. Every person who refuses to practice basic preventive measures such as social distancing and wearing a mask increases the transmission of the virus. More transmission means more cases. Admittedly, the majority of those infected will only have mild symptoms and recover. Sadly, that's not true for everyone, and I have unfortunately borne witness to that. Remember, those of us who work in the emergency department will be called upon to care for every single one of those who become critically ill with COVID-19 infections. We don't have the option of refusing to treat these patients the way you have the option of refusing to wear a mask. To put it another way, we don't have the "freedom" to keep ourselves safe, even though you have the "freedom" to endanger us.

Masks work. There is solid data from the CDC showing that masks drastically decrease transmission of the virus. Given that people can transmit the virus while otherwise appearing completely healthy, it is paramount that everyone wears a mask. In fact, counties with mask mandates are seeing cases drop. Those without are, predictably, experiencing surges in cases.

To me, refusing to wear a mask is unacceptable. By not wearing a mask in public, you are helping to transmit a deadly virus. Your actions are condemning countless people to serious illness and possibly death. You feel your freedom is being limited by wearing a mask? With freedom comes responsibility, and also consequences. If you insist on refusing to wear a mask, then at least have the courage to come see the consequences of your choices. Please come to work with me and see things from my perspective. Wearing a mask in public will seem a pretty small inconvenience after you do.

Gregory Jasani is an emergency medicine resident.

Guidance by Sis. Yasmin.

Amazing as it sounds, fortunately, for the Muslims of the world, it is an established fact...{!}

Please look at a map of the world and read the facts below...

 time to pray

You will find Indonesia on the eastern side of the earth.
The major cities of Indonesia are Java, Sumatra, Borneo and Saibil. As soon as dawn breaks on the eastern side of Saibil, at approximately 5:30 a.m local time,
'Fajar' Azaan begins...!
Thousands of Muazzins in Indonesia begin reciting the Azaan.
The process advances towards West Indonesia. One and a half hours after the 'Azaan' has been completed in Saibil, it echoes in Jakarta , Sumatra then follows suit and before this auspicious process of calling Azaan ends in Indonesia,
it has already begun in Malaysia ... {!}
Burma is next in line, and within an hour of its beginning in Jakarta, it reaches Dacca, the capital city of Bangladesh. After Bangladesh, it has already prevailed in western India, from Calcutta to Srinagar...
It then advances towards Bombay and the environment of entire India resounds with this proclamation.
Srinagar and Sialkot (a northern city in Pakistan ) have the same timing for Azaan. The time difference between Sialkot, Quetta , and Karachi is forty minutes, and within this time, Fajar Azaan is heard throughout Pakistan ... {!}
Before it ends there, it has already begun in Afghanistan and Muscat ...{!}
The time difference between Muscat and Baghdad is one hour. Azaan resounds during this one hour in the environments of Hijaaz-e-Muqaddas !
(Holy cities of Makkah and Madinah), Yemen United Arab Emirates , Kuwait and Iraq.
The time difference between Baghdad and Alexandria in Egypt is again one hour.
The Azaan continues to resound in Syria, Egypt, Somalia and Sudan during this hour.
The time difference between eastern and western Turkey is one and a half hours, and during this Alexandria and Tripoli (capital of Libya ) are located at one hour's difference.
The process of calling 'Azaan' thus continues throughout the whole of Africa ...{!}
Therefore, the proclamation of the "Tawheed" and "Risaalat" that had begun in Indonesia reaches the Eastern Shore of the Atlantic Ocean after nine and half hours {!}
Prior to the 'Azaan' reaching the shores of the Atlantic, the process of "Zohar Azaan" has already started in east Indonesia, and before it reaches Dacca , "Asr Azaan" has started.
This has hardly reached Jakarta one and half hours later, the time of "Maghrib" Salat becomes due, and no sooner has
"Maghrib" time reached Sumatra , the time for calling "Isha Azaan" has commenced in Saibil...{!}
When the Muazzins of Indonesia are calling out "Fajar Azaan", the African Muazzins are calling the 'Azaan' for Isha Salat...!

If we were to ponder over this phenomenon thoughtfully, we would conclude the amazing fact that there is not even a single moment when hundreds of thousands of Muazzins around the world are not reciting the Azaan on the surface of this earth.Even as you read this material right now, you can be sure there is 'Azaan' somewhere !!!
{Subhaan Allah !}

وَأَنَا أَشْهَدُ أَنْ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا ٱللَّٰهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ وَأَنَّ مُحَمَّد¡ا عَبْدُهُ وَرَسُول¥هُ رَضِيتُ بِٱللَّٰ§ِ رَبًّا وَمُحَمَ§دٍ رَسُولًا وَبِٱلْإ¦سْلَامِ دِينًا ‎
wa-ʾanā ʾašhadu ʾan lā ʾilāha ʾillā llāhu waḥdahu lā šarīka lahu wa-ʾanna muḥammadan ʿabduhu wa-rasūluhu, raḍītu bi-llāhi rabban wa-bi-muḥammadin rasūlan wa-bi-lʾislāmi dīnān
"I bear witness that there is no god but God alone with no partner and that Muhammad is His servant and Messenger, and the Lord God's chosen messenger is Muhammad and Islam
is his Religion.
Y a s m i n.

India in Crisis

India in Crisis
'Reclaiming India' Conference: Leading Indian activists say Hindutva a threat to Indian Constitution

Washington, D.C., October 3, 2020

Leading Indian activists, intellectuals and academicians made a unanimous declaration today that India's constitutional democracy faces a serious threat from the rise of Hindu nationalism, and the only way that challenge can be combated was by a return to secular liberal pluralism and strengthening of the Constitution.

Joining discussions on the first day of the two-day virtual conference, "Reclaiming India", on Saturday, October 3, 2020, several speakers from both the United States and India drew a parallel between the ongoing assaults on civil liberties in both countries, and said it was important for activists in both societies to join hands in this struggle.

The conference is being organized by five leading Indian American civil rights organizations: Hindus for Human Rights, Global Indian Progressive Alliance, India Civil Watch International, Students Against Hindutva Ideology, and Indian American Muslim Council.

Conference Schedule and Speakers

Renowned African American activist, Rev. William Barber, a US-based Protestant minister and co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign, said both the US and India were seeing a battle of "human rights versus authoritarianism." Just as some "moral considerations" were separated from economics to justify slavery in the US in the past, "immoral voices" were siding with "authoritarianism on the side of rugged raw nationalism," he added.

Rev. Barber recalled that just after America's Civil War in the 1860s, the poor white people "who had been taught to hate black people came to see that, ultimately, injustice and slavery and authoritarianism would kill us all and first would always kill the poorest because the slaveholders used the poorest whites to fight the war."

Veteran Indian historian Rajmohan Gandhi noted that India was faced with a "very serious assault on our democracy" and a "destruction of democratic and human rights, of the notion of equality." Although an attempt had not yet been made to change India's Constitution, an "informal imposition of inequality, especially directed at the Muslims and the Christians" was already happening, he added.

"People are being arrested without due process and detained without trial and charges," Gandhi said of the current situation in India. "A whole propaganda is being unleashed to enable the actual end of democratic rights in India."

Gandhi, who is a grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, urged Rev. Barber to take up India's dire situation "for the sake of humanity and raise your voices in defense of Gandhi's values, in defense of universal values." Rev. Barber responded by saying he would like to organize a visit of American activists to India to observe the situation firsthand.

Renowned Indian historian and a biographer of Mahatma Gandhi, Ramchandra Guha blamed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for India's all-round failures, saying Mr. Modi's government had "conducted an assault on India's already vulnerable social fabric. Modi is not only the divider-in-chief but also India's destroyer-in-chief."

Discrimination against Dalits, Adivasis, Women and especially Muslims has massively intensified under Mr. Modi's rule. "The persecution of Kashmiris and the abrogation of Article 370 of India's Constitution was a clear message that Modi's India cannot have a Muslim-majority state," Guha added.

He said the Modi government's "malign economic policies had destroyed 30 years of economic growth." Its other failures included "the further emasculation of public institutions; the corruption and corrosion of our democratic ethos; the attacks on minorities, and the destruction of the environment; and finally, our place as a country in the neighborhood and in the world."

That India had gone from being "one of the fastest growing countries in the world to having a negative growth rate of almost 24% in the last quarter is largely attributed to Modi and his grossly mistaken policies." Guha added that India needed "not only a political opposition but a moral, intellectual, and ideological opposition, which the Reclaiming India conference is helping us build."

Speaking on the scourge of casteism in Indian society, Martin Macwan, a Dalit rights activist and a winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award, said, "We have two rules in India, the rule of the constitution and the rule of caste. The constitution did not end the rule of caste. And so, India cannot be reclaimed today, not until we liberate it from an inhumane caste system."

Delhi University student activist Swati Khanna spoke of the imprisonment of scholars, journalists or activists, under draconian laws such as the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA). There was a need "to shift our narrative from politics of emotion to politics of justice and equality and constitutionalism. We need to cultivate the mindset of youth in our country that it is ultimately the constitution that gives you rights," Khanna added.

Khalid Ansari of Indian American Muslim Council said today India's democracy is facing an existential threat. This threat stems from the fascist ideology of Hindutva and its deep nexus with crony capitalism. The devastation caused by this Hindutva virus is not limited to religious minorities, Dalits and Adivasis, but also the women, students and the working class. "The demonetization caused immense suffering to the poor and owners of small businesses while the ill-conceived and ill executed lockdown uprooted millions from their livelihood. Instead of timely relief to those impacted most, the Hindutva diehards were busy stoking Islamophobia and empty ritualistic shows of national resolve," Ansari added.

Hadith of the Week

Narrated by Anas bin Malik, ra.:
The Prophet, said,
"Whenever I start the prayer I intend to prolong it, but on hearing the cries of a child, I cut short the prayer because I know that the cries of the child will incite its mother's passions."

Bukhari Volume 1, Book 11,
Number 678
photo credit
 Sis Kristi

[With thanks to Sis. Kristi]

 Islamic Thought

As-slamu alaikum,
The Prophet (pbuh) said:

'من استطاع منكم أن يكون له خبء من عمل صالح فليفعل' - "
Whoever among you can afford to have good deeds stored in secret, let him do it." [Sahih al-Jami']
Do righteous deeds in your private moments.
Perform a secret deed every day.
In fact, we should do our good deeds, like giving charity, in such a way that our left hand won't know what our right hand has given.
Ya Allah accept our deeds and make us sincere in our actions. Ameen


 War News

Clashes around Syria.
Chaos within Assad controlled areas.

  1. In northwestern Aleppo province, Syrian militias supporting Turkey shelled Kurdish communist positions on 7 villages over 3 days.

  2. Mujahideen militia used a missile to hit a gathering of Assad troops in western Aleppo province. Oct. 4.

  3. Assad troops hit 7 Islamic villages with heavy artillery on the eastern border of Irbid province. Mujahideen group Tahrir Hayat answered with mortars and machine guns.

  4. West of El Bab, central Syria, Turkish artillery hit Assad regime troops trying to enter the area.

  5. At the borders connecting Deraa province and Suwaida province, local groups supporting Russia and Iran clashed with heavy weapons.

  6. Kanakra town near Damascus is under curfew for the 4th day after public protests against the arrest of 3 women by the Assad regime.

  7. In two towns of Deir ez Zor province, pro-US SDF forces raided numerous houses looking for Islamic State supporters. Two were arrested.

Anniversary of protests. US support needed.

October 2. Large crowds gathered in shia majority cities of southern Iraq.They revived memories of the shias who were killed last year in protests against the Baghdad regime. Women were carrying pictures of the 600 and more who were killed by the regime while protesting against corruption and Iranian influence.

In the north of Iraq, the Kurdish Peshmerga forces are calling for continuing US support against Islamic State fighters who are continuing to threaten the vast areas of Kirkuk, Diyala etc.

A large explosion occurred in the Peshmerga headquarters in Sulaymania. The group says it was an accident.

 Word Around The Net

by Br. Nazeer, Texas

Iraqi militia denies US airstrike in Anbar

Anti-Netanyahu groups stage 'neighborhood protests'

Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman appointed head of the 11-party Pakistan Democratic Movement

Houthi missile lands in Saudi Arabia's Jazan

Azerbaijan front line stories: link to multiple stories

Israeli Forces Injure 15 Palestinian Protesters in Kafr Qaddum

First pilgrims arrive at Grand Mosque after six-month curb

Egypt's uprising of the poor is a real threat to Sisi

Lebanon asks Interpol to arrest Russian captain, shipowner after Beirut blast

"Corona Dogs" are Detecting Coronavirus at Airports with High Success Rate


Dogs trained to detect the novel coronavirus began sniffing passenger samples at Finland's Helsinki-Vantaa airport this week, authorities said, in a pilot project running alongside more usual testing at the airport.

A team of 15 dogs and 10 instructors are being trained for the job in Finland by volunteers, sponsored by a private veterinary clinic. Among them is Kossi, a rescue dog from Spain, who was trained as a sniffer dog in Finland and who has worked before detecting cancers.

"What we've seen in our research is that the dogs will find (the disease) five days before they (patients) get any clinical symptoms," Anna Hielm-Bjorkman, who is Adjunct Professor at the University of Helsinki and spesialised in clinical research for companion animals, told Reuters.

"They are very good (at it). We come close to 100-percent sensitivity," she said, referring to the dogs's ability to detect cases of the virus.

In the canine test, a passenger swipes their neck with a gauze, places it in a can which is then handed over to another room for a dog to sniff and to deliver an immediate result.

A few months ago, authorities in the United Arab Emirates embarked on similar canine testing at Dubai International Airport using police dogs.

"In the future, it's also possible... that these dogs go around passengers in a similar way to customs dogs," Vantaa deputy mayor Timo Aronkyto, said.



Jewish Settler Rams into Flock, Kills 10 Sheep near Hebron

A Jewish settler rammed his car into a flock of sheep to the south of Hebron city, killing 10 sheep, according to the Palestinian news agency WAFA.

Coordinator of the Protection Committees in Masafer Yatta and Southern Hebron Fuad al-'Amur told WAFA that a Jewish settler deliberately rammed his car into a herd belonging to Ali al-Awawdeh in Khallet al-Nayas, near Hebron (Al-Khalil), killing 10 sheep.

 Jewish Settler Rams into Flock Kills 10 Sheep near Hebron

Settler violence against Palestinians and their property is routine in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities.

"Jewish settler violence should not be analyzed separately from the violence meted out by the Israeli army, but seen within the larger context of the violent Zionist ideology that governs Israeli society entirely," wrote Palestinian author and editor of The Palestine Chronicle, Ramzy Baroud.

"Settler violence has long since become part of Palestinians' daily life under occupation," according to the Human Rights Group B'tselem. "Israeli security forces enable these actions, which result in Palestinian casualties - injuries and fatalities - as well as damage to land and property. In some cases, they even serve as an armed escort, or even join in the attacks".

Between 500,000 and 600,000 Israelis live in Jewish-only settlements across occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank in violation of international law.

 Japan Islamic Foundation

a Message from Japan Islamic Foundation

6 Surah 78 Annaba
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By Abdulkabir Oyemomi

Marabouts Islamic preachers have discovered ,if through charlatanism, evidence to defend their business of soothsaying. These crooks after failing several times to defend this un-Islamic act of Fortune telling are now seeking to establish this questionable means of livelihood through facile claims of acceptability of geomancy in Islam.

Ordinarily, by Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary, Geomancy is defined to mean two things:

  1. The art of arranging buildings and areas in good or LUCKY position.

  2. a method of saying what will happen in the future using patterns on the ground.

The face meanings here already have closed the chapter of argument with these Fortune tellers because Allah,Our Lord, has made it clear in His book that no soul knows what tomorrow harbours.

This disclaimer of a sort is only necessary owing to the knowledge level of teeming unsuspecting audience.

Anyone who indulges in vagrancy knows his demeaning position in the society and as such conducts himself as a second class citizen in Nigeria, but sheer ignorance on the part of many Muslims has blurred their vision to see themselves stupidly outsmarted by these fake Mallams. Yet the later command undue respect of the former.

Unfortunately, the supposed good scholars of Islam in Nigeria are more obsessed, lately, with disagreement on matters that bother not centrally on Tawheed( understanding the oneness of Allah), leaving many self acclaimed scholars to show off and unknowingly sell their mediocrity on social media.

2020-10-05 Mon 12:09:09 ct