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8 Rabi' al-Awwal 1442 A.H. - October 25 2020 Issue # 43, Newsletter #1886



Why are America's Muslims so subservient and dormant?
by Kaukab Siddique

French support for blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, has led to worldwide protests from the Muslim ummah.

President Erdogan of Turkey and Prime Minister Imran Khan of Pakistan have reprimanded France's Macron for his blatant claim in support of blasphemy in the name of Freedom of expression.

Even in areas torn apart by conflict and suffering like Gaza, Libya and the liberated provinces of Syria, Muslims have come out to protest the French behavior.

America's Muslims are a very large area of silence on this painful issue which concerns every Muslim.

My sense is that America's Muslims with notable exceptions are very subservient to the American power structure.

Is it owing to the comfort factor we have here?
Is it the desire to conform and subsume into secularism?
Is it that the daily propaganda against Islam and Muslims is touching the ability to speak out?

Muslims in America need to communicate with and consult with other Muslims in America.

To do our duty in this matter, Jamaat al-Muslimeen's shoora committee has called for a conference by zoom to arrive at a good sampling of the issues and possible solutions.



The ruling party and the opposition are not very different from each other.
by Qaiser Sharif

ISLAMABAD- October 24: Jamaat-e-Islami Emir Senator Sirajul Haq has reiterated that the PTI, the PML-N and the PPP have much in common as they have no interest in the problem s of the common person and betterment of the country.

Addressing the JI Youth Convention here on Saturday, he said the two parties who were now part of the opposition also enjoyed power in the past and their criticism on the third one could not be justified until unless they could cite examples of their better governance than the PTI.

"All three [the PTI, the PML-N, the PPP] mainstream political parties are befooling the public. Masses would no more fall in their trap."

In-fact, he said, the protest demonstrations of the PML-N and the PPP were tantamount to extend underhand support to the government as they were diverting the public attention from the genuine issues.

"The day the members of the PML-N and the PPP resign from the legislative assemblies, the JI will stand shoulder to shoulder with them against the present rulers."

Senator Siraj, however, declared the present rulers worse than their predecessors, saying they broke all the previous records of bad governance. The PTI, he added, completely destroyed the already fragile economy and handed over the country's economic affairs to the international lending agencies. The mafias, he said, controlled the different sectors and they made the prime minister helpless who had made the tall claims to change the destiny of the nation.

The PTI government, said the JI chief, deceived the youth in the worst way, making thousands jobless instead of providing 10 million jobs to them. The young generation, he said, was desperate about their future and the PTI was fully responsible for it. In the prevailing situation, he said, the JI was the only hope for the youth and the people of Pakistan. He said the JI would never disappoint the masses if voted to power.

A large number of youth participated in the event which was addressed by JI Youth President Zubair Ahmad Gondal and others.

Qadiani ["Ahmeddi"] Excluded from top Pakistani Organization.

October 23
According to the daily Dawn, Atif Mian, who was invited into Imran Khan's top economic body has been excluded after protests from Islamic "extremists."

[New Trend notes that Qadianis who claim to be Muslims are excluded by law from Pakistani organizations. Pakistan has defined that Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, is the last of prophets and messengers and anyone claiming to go beyond Muhammad, pbuh, is not considered a Muslim. This is not tye viewpoint of extremists but of the entire Pakistani nation.]

War News & Civic Disorder

 War News

October 24. Afghanistan conflict: 'Children among dead' in air strike on school
See BBC story here

October 24. Afghan bombing: Kabul education centre attack kills at least 13
See BBC Story here

Why has the war lasted so long?
Liaquat Ali Khan teaches law in Washburn, Kansas.
See story here [with thanks to T].

Heavy fighting in eastern Hama. Russian bombing failed. Horrific details of al-Assad atrocities uncovered.

SOHR is reporting an entire week of fighting in the eastern desert of Hama province. The source says that Islamic State fighters are advancing slowly but steadily despite daily air strikes by the Russian air force. IS, the report says, has inflicted losses on Assad-Iranian forces and captured their material.

On the northwestern border of Aleppo province next to Turkey, a US drone strike has killed 11 Islamic fighters and 6 civilians from the group known as "Defenders of the faith" allegedly linked to al-Qaida.

In central Syria, near el-Bab and further northeast near Tel Abyad, Syrian fighters using rockets and mortars, supporting Turkey, have hit several Kurdish communist groups supported by the US.

More Turkish troops and vehicles have entered Irbid province on the borders of which the Assad regime is carrying out daily artillery attacks.

[In a court in Germany, horrific details of the atrocities inflicted by the Assad regime on civilians are being detailed from eyewitnesses and photographs. SOHR has published an initial report. Systematic killings of tens of thousands by the Assad regime now provide understanding why millions of civilians have fled Syria.]

Protestors gathering again.
Air strikes in the north fail.

Iraqi media indicate that protestors are gathering in the shia majority cities of the south. (October 23).

Police attempts to stop them have failed though 44 people have been injured. The protestors demand basic civil rights and an end to government corruption. They are also opposing Iranian and American intervention and influence in Iraq.

In the northwest, regime air strikes have been hitting the island of Kanouch, near Mosul for 9 days. However, the regime says that not one ISIS fighter has been killed or seen. The regime has now started cutting down the forests on the island to deny concealment to the IS fighters


 Please protest against French repression of Muslims protesting blasphemous cartoons

Please protest against French repression of Muslims protesting blasphemous cartoons.
France is terrorising its entire Muslim population in the name of freedom of expression to insult the Prophet, pbuh. After France supported the republishing of the blasphemous cartoons of the Prophet, a young man from Chechnia killed a French teacher who had brought the cartoons into school. The police not only killed the young man but has arrested his entire family including children.

After that France has extended the witch hunt to all those Muslims who have expressed opposition to the cartoons.

Latest is that France is going after all the Muslim mosques and organizations who have shown any defense of the Prophet, pbuh.

Like Yaqeen and CAiR in USA, the established Muslims in France are on their knees begging their innocence. This collective guilt and suspicion by association is a form of genocide based on racism against Muslims.

This is email address of the Embassy of France in the U.S.:

[This segment is from Turkish writers.]

French police raided Wednesday the home of Muslim NGO BarakaCity's founder and arrested him, the organization, which broadcast the raid live on its social channels, said.

Idriss Sihamedi, the NGO's president, was beaten up and arrested in front of his four children.

"Search this morning at the home of the president of BarakaCity," it wrote on Facebook and Twitter, along with images "of the beds turned over, tables broken, baskets and linen turned over." "Idriss was violently beaten by a police officer who pressed his head against the [floor] tiles while he was not resisting and cooperating."

A BarakaCity employee later filmed the interior of the premises, showing torn switches, broken surveillance cameras and doors, books and files completely turned over.

No official statement has yet been made by the authorities but Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin had recently accused Sihamedi of "condoning terrorism" before deleting his tweet.

In a press conference on Tuesday, he said a total of 73 mosques, private schools and workplaces have been closed since the beginning of this year "in the fight against radicalization."

The raid is one of many that took place across France following President Emmanuel Macron's announcement to fight "Islamist separatism" in the country.

He argued that "Islamic separatism" was problematic, and added: "The problem is an ideology which claims its own laws should be superior to those of the republic."

Sihamedi had called for a united Muslim response to Macron's attempts to control Muslim public life and private beliefs.

Macron's speech was widely criticized by French Muslims due to fears that the bill, which will be submitted to parliament in December, could trigger abuse against them.

Some NGOs or organizations which "act against the law and values of the country" might be closed or face tight financial audits, according to the controversial plan.

It has sparked criticism, with some representatives of the Muslim community describing the move as Islamophobic and discriminatory.

*Writing and contribution by Busra Nur Bilgic Cakmak in Ankara

News Within the U.S.

 News within the US

Why Muslims should not be Distracted by the Politics of the Kuffar
by Sis. Aisha
[Jamaat al-Muslimeen, New York]

New York City - Voting Power in America is an illusion because it is not real power at all. Voting power has no bite to it. Unfortunately, people vote, then lie dormant for two to four years until it is time to come back out and vote, again. They actually believe that pulling a lever or voting by proxy is some form of empowerment.

Here are five reasons why people, in general, should boycott American politics:
One: Voters do not choose the candidates. Their political party chooses them to serve that political party's agenda, not the voters'

Two: They are slaves to political party campaign contributors. President Obama demonstrated this with his strong push for the gay agenda while doing absolutely nothing when unarmed Blacks were being slaughtered by racist cops.

Three: It is the same ol' song: Each and every presidential and vice presidential candidate must pledge undying support for the Welfare State of Israel regardless of political party. So, the differences between these candidates are very minuscule.

Four: The political, economic, educational, judicial, and social systems were all created by the kuffar to give the kuffar the unfair advantage over all of us! So, you play shai'tan's game and vote even when he chooses who you can vote for? You're competing against him using his weapons of choice. You're going to lose every time!

Five: You are really choosing the lesser of two evils and if this is the only way to choose a candidate then, why participate at all?
Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said there is no compromise with religion. When we vote we vote for kuffar leadership, not Islamic. This is shirk. Even "Muslim" politicians (Keith Ellison, Ilhan Omar) have exhibited hypocritical behavior!

Allah has greater things planned for the ummah but, it starts with us realizing that we can develop into a self-subsisting Muslim community with Allah's help alone. Allah tells us that there is strength in unity, not numbers (8:65).

There are too many weak-minded Imams encouraging Muslims to vote because they believe that not voting will allow the kuffar to retain control of America. They complain about this racist, sexist, Zionist, anti-Islamic system of government yet, they believe that it is still fair enough to allow any honest, moral person an opportunity to seize control of it to mete out justice.

It is this type of faulty thinking that is leading the ummah astray.

The reason why Bernie Sanders, after multiple attempts, can't seem to get invited to political debates or the Green or Freedom Parties can't get candidates on a ballot is because when shai'tan encounters a challenger, he changes the rules of his game midstream ensuring he will have the advantage, once again!

Let's focus on developing stronger Muslim communities beginning with challenging our faulty leadership. We have to practice our faith and not become distracted by conflicts among the kuffar.

Invitation to Think

 Invitation to Think

Canada has outdone the atrocities of GTMO. The Oppression of Momin Khawaja.
{Excerpted from an extensive study of Muslim prisoners post 9.11 by Dr. Habib Siddiiqui.]

At home, the Canadian government was equally gung-ho about detaining anyone suspected of ties with or sympathetic to the Taliban or al-Qa'ida. Consider the case of Mohammad Momin Khawaja, a computer software specialist who was arrested on suspicion of involvement in the UK terrorism case. He was acquitted by the Canadian trial judge Rutherford of involvement in "terrorism" in the UK. Subsequently, however, the Government made up five other criminal charges to try Khawaja in a public court of law in Canada.

He was accused of sending 859 dollars to Displaced Afghan Women and Children Fund for medicine, foods and clothing; making of a cell phone jammer (device), sending emails to his girlfriend, taking part in a one-day remote camp at Afghan-Pakistan (FATA) tribal area and travelling to London to meet few British youngsters who were later convicted of terrorism. The trial judge sentenced him to 10.5 years, but the Supreme Court of Canada (Court of Appeal) increased the sentence to Life and 24 years (to be served concurrently) with a parole ineligibility at 10 years instead of 5 years. It is also worth noting here that Momin had spent five years in detention prior to the trial but he was not given the credit of the time served, again in violation of the established practices.

One cannot but question the wisdom behind such a harsh sentence to a young man who has not committed any crime against Canada. He was never engaged in any violent activity nor posed any threat against anybody throughout his life. Although death penalty is legally abolished in Canada, how this life sentence is any better? He has already served 16 years in prison without a bail.

As we have noticed with documented evidences of abuses and tortures in Gitmo, sadly, the Canadian prisons are not safe either. In January 2012, while a prisoner at a high security federal jail in Canada, Momin Khawaja was attacked by another inmate with boiling water and major parts of his body were burnt. As if such crimes against Muslims detainees are kosher, no official investigation was ever conducted. He was kept in a solitary confinement continuously for three years in violation of international law and even Canadian humanitarian practices.

When criminals commit crimes they are expected to serve their time behind the bars for crimes that they actually committed. And the sentences ought to be fair and congruent and not lopsided. The notion of innocence until proven guilty has been the bedrock of justice in a civilized society.

When a non-white criminal is given a life or long sentence for selling a few grams of cocaine while a white-collar Wall Street scion is given a much lighter sentence for misappropriating billions of dollars of lifesavings of people I fail to see justice in such sentencing. Are we not seeing a similar problem with the Canadian judges when they issued life sentence to Momin Khawaja?

When Justice Louis LeBel of the Supreme Court of Canada (June 12, 2012, Appeal Hearing Judges) asked the Prosecution: "Why should Mohammad Momin Khawaja be sentenced to a Life and 24 years when he was not charged with the crime nor he committed it?" - the prosecution asserted that "terrorism" was an international problem and they wanted to send a message to other offenders.

Is that how the Canadian government wants to send 'messages' to would-be offenders? What type of justice is that? Are we living in the 19th century or the 21st century? And how could Canada claim to be a civilized nation with such an outlandish verdict that is reminiscent of the kangaroo courts in Sisi's Egypt? Simply shocking!
I had the opportunity of studying in Canada before moving to the USA for my doctoral studies. I always entertained a very favorable opinion about what was once Pierre Trudeau's Canada. I am shocked to learn about the ordeal of Momin Khawaja in Canada.

It is important that the Canadian Government and higher judges rethink and commit to redressing their lopsided decision. Life is precious and no one should be held hostage to a skewed decision that takes people's confidence away in the judicial system. It is incumbent upon the Canadian Prime Minister to ensure that human rights are protected and equal justice is accorded to all by appropriate action and that Momin Khawaja should be at the priority list to be set free from what seems to be travesty of legal justice that disgraces Canada in the eyes of many. I earnestly hope the Justin Trudeau and his government will have the moral fortitude and decency to let Khawaja go free.

I truly see a miscarriage of justice with Momin Khawaja's life imprisonment, which needs to be rescinded letting him go free. The civilized world knows too well that injustice is wrong anytime and anywhere; injustice cannot be promoted to 'send messages' for future 'offenders'.

Guidance by Sis. Yasmin.

'Assalaamualaykum Wa Rahmatuallahi Wa Barakatahu'
'There is Polish for everything that takes away Rust, and the Polish for the Heart is?
The Remembrance of Allah.'

[Source: S.Bukhari]

Al-Bayhaqee relates from Ibn 'Umar [Radiallaahu 'Anhu] ....
*PROPHET* ﷺ ~ said... "For everything there is a Polish, and the Polish for the Hearts is the 'DHIKR'...
[Remembrance] of Allah....!
There is nothing more potent in saving a person from the punishment of Allah than the 'Dhikr' of Allah."

It was said... 'Not even 'Jihad' in the path of Allah' {?}
Prophet [Sallallahu 'Alayhi wa Salaam] replied... " Not even if you were to continue striking with your sword until it breaks."
[Source: Saheeh: Related by Ahmad (4/352),
from Mu'aadh ibn Jabal
[Radiallaahu 'anhu].

A Little Note....
The polish for a rusty heart is the 'Dhikr' of ALLAH !
This is because 'Dhikr' is like a polish (which polishes the heart) like a shiny mirror ! When 'Dhikr' is left, the rust returns, But when 'Dhikr' resumes then the Heart is again Polished!

~Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya (Rahimahullah) said...
"Doubtless, a heart grows tarnished like brass or silver, and its polish is by remembrance, which may make it shine like a crystal mirror!
So when one neglects the remembrance it Tarnishes{!}
and when he returns it shines....{!}
Since the heart is Tarnished by two [2] things..
Heedlessness and Sin... it is polished by two [2] things....
Remembrance and asking Forgiveness." {'Subhan Allah'}
[Source: Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya (r)-The Invocation of God]

My 'Salaams' To All.
Y a s m i n.
 Sis Yasmin

Hadith of the Week

Sound familiar?

Narrated by Anas
Allah's Apostle said,
"From among the portents of the Hour are (the following):
  1. Religious knowledge will be taken away (by the death of Religious learned men).

  2. (Religious) ignorance will prevail.

  3. Drinking of Alcoholic drinks (will be very common).

  4. There will be prevalence of open illegal sexual intercourse.

Bukhari Volume 1, Book 3,
Number 80
 Sis Kristi

[With thanks to Sis. Kristi]

 Poetry Competition

Poetry Competition
Three Cash Prizes

In honor of the Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, the best of men, revered by 2 billion people, we offer our love by calling on young people to write poetry about him.

Content. Style. Length.
  1. The Poem must be about the Prophet Muhammad, pbuh.

  2. The poem in its entirety must be an original work by the person entering the contest.(Plagiarism is a serious offense with serious consequences).

  3. The Poem can be written in any poetic style.

  4. The poem must be at least 6 lines but cannot exceed 30 lines.
First prize. $150.00 usd
Second prize. $100.00 usd
Third prize. $50.00 usd

  1. AGE: This contest is open to anyone who is age 5 and up to 20 years old, as of October 25, 2020.

  2. NAME: You must include your name with your Entry. If you are under 18 years of age,
    include the name of a parent, guardian, or relative who can speak on your behalf.

  3. CONTACT INFORMATION: You must include an email address OR a telephone number where you can be reached.

  4. Relatives of Imam Badi Ali and Dr. Kaukab Siddique are not eligible for entry.

  5. There is no charge for entry, and there is no purchase required.

  6. Entries will be accepted written in any language.

  1. Entries will be accepted until November 15, 2020.

  2. Submit your Entry to:

Judging Process
Poems will be judged by a representative of the Islamic Center of the Triad, NC and a representative of New Trend.

  1. By submitting a poem to our contest, you agree that your poem will appear online and in print.

  2. All individual poetry remains the property of the author, it does not become the property of New Trend or ICT.

  3. We reserve the right to not publish a poem for any reason.

Competition offered jointly by: Islamic Center of the Triad, Greensboro, North Carolina and New Trend Baltimore, Maryland

Void where prohited by Law

 Word Around The Net

by Br. Nazeer, Texas

France recalls Turkey envoy after Erdogan says Macron needs 'mental check' over treatment of Muslims.

Palestinian teen dies after being 'beaten by Israeli soldiers'

Azerbaijan Releases Video Showing Its Forces Destroying Armenian Military Equipment

Egyptians return to Sinai homes to find Islamic State booby traps

Pakistan to stay on terror financing watchdog's 'grey' list

Rush to Judge BDS as Antisemitic is Naive

Seven Arrested as Commandos Storm 'Hijacked' Oil Tanker Off Isle of Wight

What do all sides get from the Sudan-Israel deal?

The World is Changing: China Launches Campaign for Superpower Status

Political Prisoners :

Civil Discord Show

 Islamic Thought

Asalamu alaikum, On Friday, October 23, 2020, 49-year-old Roderick Kirby gave his Shahadah. All Praise to Allah (swt). He is a lab technician.  Roderick Kirby gave his Shahadah
May Allah (swt) continue to guide him, protect him, bless him and reward him. Please continue to make dua for the brother.

Jazakum Allah Khayran

 Japan Islamic Foundation

a Message from Japan Islamic Foundation

8 Annaba 78 Japanese Memoirs

posted by
Hussain Khan, M. A. Tokyo


Congo jail break: 'Islamist ADF rebels' free 1,300 inmates

Sudan's al-Mahdi says Trump's Israeli deal will start a war.

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