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4 Rajab 1442 A.H. - January 17 2021 Issue # 3, Newsletter #1898


 Dr Kaukab Siddique

Key messages of Islam which we often forget in these troubled times

On January 15, 2021, br. Kaukab Siddique gave the jum'a khutba at Masjid Jamaat al-Muslimeen in Baltimore in Maryland.

The worshippers were wearing masks and had agreed not to come in if they had colds or coughs.

Here are the main points of the khutba:

"You do we worship and Your aid do we seek. Show us the straight way." (The Quran 1:5-6)

" This community [ummah] of yours is one community, and I am your Lord and Cherisher, so fear Me alone and no other." (23:52)

" ...No bearer of burdens can bear the burden of another.... "(17:15)

We send salutations to all the prophets and messengers, be it Noah or Jacob or Moses or Jesus or Muhammad, peace and blessings be on all of them.

  1. Muslims should be united in a blessed community. We seek Allah's grace together, not separately.

  2. Within this community or Ummah, each one is personally responsible. If your spouse knows more about the Qur'an, you must listen to her.

  3. Similarly, we cannot leave it to the imam to study and know Islam. We will be questioned for our efforts.

  4. We should have the wisdom to know that America will not be changed simply if we change one top leader and replace him with another.

  5. Look at USA's history of slavery and the destruction of native American tribes. Now we see how badly the Mexican and central American refugees are treated.

  6. Then look at the US destruction of Muslim cities and the drone strikes on Afghans, Pakistanis, Somalis and Yemenis.

  7. The pattern is the same and visible in the occupation of Palestine.

  8. Within the Ummah, the Prophet, pbuh, has taught us that "each one of you is a ruler and each one of you is answerable for those you rule." [Hadith, Sahih Muslim # 1824.]

  9. Reliance on Allah does not mean that you do not take common sense precautions against the Covid virus. Remember the hadith about "tie your camel and then put your trust in Allah." [Hadith in the Sunan of Tirmidhi."]

Pray for spouses and children who will stand with us for Islam against the oppressors.



Maulana Fazalur Rahman spoke to two more large Gatherings.
[From Jamiate Ulama media.]

During the last week, Maulana Fazalur Rahman addressed big crowds in Malakand [January 11] [former frontier province] and Loralai [January 13] [Baluchistan].

He blasted the Imran Khan regime for its inability to meet even the basic needs of the people. He criticised Imran Khan's subtle moves to link up with Israel and Qadianis via re-linking with Saudi Arabia.

Maulana who heads Jamiat Ulama e Islam is trying to unite the PDM factions opposing Imran Khan. He says he won't talk to Imran because the real actors are the ones who brought up Imran.

Several people have defected from Maulana's group and joined Imran but he does not consider it important. He also wants to support Kashmir and to rally against Israel.

Maulana hinted that he would hold a protest rally in front of military headquarters in Rawalpindi. He received a message from the army chief meant to ridicule him. He answered in Pushtu to mean that the army chief will realize that we are serious.

JI View
World Bank and IMF are Running Pakistan
by Qaiser Sharif

RAWALPINDI- January 14: The prime minister should first explain his government's performance if there is any to the nation instead of complaining against the non-payment of taxes by the people and making other excuses, says Jamaat-e-Islami Emir Senator Sirajul Haq.

"A common Pakistani pays multiple taxes but the basic facilities of health and education are not available to him and his kids," he regretted while addressing a ceremony here on Thursday.

"The prime minister must review his statement that only two million Pakistanis pay taxes. He is wrong as every Pakistani pays taxes."

Senator Siraj said that ruler's claim to transform the country into a Madina-like-state proved a pack of lies. In-fact, he added, the government had not taken a single step to achieve the objective in two and half years. It failed to launch an across the board accountability and made effective policies to strengthen the economy, he added. The educated youth were feeling desperate and young people were sitting in every chowk in wait of labor, he said.

The JI chief said that Pakistan was an agricultural economy and the country produced enough wheat and sugar to meet the demand of masses but the prices of both were touching the skies and sometime the commodity vanished from the market and it had to be imported from other countries. He said the ruling elite destroyed every sector in past decades and did nothing for the welfare of a common man. He said the IMF and the World Bank were running the affairs of the country as real masters. He said the prime minister himself admitted that his government failed to meet the expectations of the masses. He said the government must not waste more time of the nation and country. He said the country could not make progress in prevailing system which had nothing to do with the problems of a common man.

War News

 War News

Artillery and Air strikes every day.

January 17. Three Assadi troops killed and several wounded in machine gun attack in al-Quneitra countryside. Earlier in the day a soldier linked to the Lebanese Hizbullah died if his wounds.

Several soldiers from a secularist Palestinian group were injured in an IS ied attack in al-Raqqa countryside.

An assadi soldier was killed in Ain Issa in northern al-Raqqa.

January 15. Two NDF supporting Assad were killed in eastern Deir ez Zor in mine explosion. Nearby an IS IED killed the commander of the Palestinian secularists.

Mines planted by IS killed 9 secularist Palestinians working for pro-Russian militia. Russian air strikes against IS continued.

Artillery and mortar exchanges continued day after day between Assad forces and Mujahideen groups on Irbid province borders.

Rains have brought new misery to refugee camps in Irbid province.

A series of Mujahideen raids.

On January 14, three Pakistani troops were killed in a skirmish with Islamic fighters in North Waziristan. The two attackers were also killed

On January 12, two Pakistani troops were killed and three wounded in a gunfight with mujahideen in North Waziristan.

On January 11, a Pakistani soldier was killed by a fighter in north Waziristan. (Pakistani military earned hostility by invading Waziristan at the behest of the United States. The entire population was expelled and stayed for years without shelter other than a few thousand who escaped into Afghanistan.)

Over the years Pakistan has helped US air strikes to kill three top leaders of the Mujahideen. The troops are told that they are fighting supporters of India.

News Within the U.S.

 News within the US

False Accusations Connected to Racist Suspicion.
By Sis Aisha
[Jamaat al-Muslimeen]

New York City - On May 25, 2020, Amy Cooper, a white woman, got into a verbal altercation with a black man, Christian Cooper (no relation). It escalated when she made two calls to 911 accusing Christian Cooper of assaulting her. She also stressed that he was African-American in her calls.

Since then she has been arrested but her hearing has been rescheduled for February 15, 2021. Amy Cooper's attorneys are trying to reach a plea deal. More than likely, she will be sentenced to community service.

On December 26, 2020, at the Arlo Hotel, a 22-year-old white woman, Miya Ponsetto, assaulted a black 14-year-old boy, Keyon Harrold Jr., accusing him of stealing her phone. Even the Arlo staff asked the boy about the phone. Harrold Jr. was staying at the hotel with his father, Keyon Harrold Sr. Ponsetto was not a hotel guest at all.

Harrold Sr. took a video of this incident and did not seem to do much else to help his son, who has been shaken by this incident. Miya Ponsetto claims to be of Greek, Italian, and Puerto Rican heritage and says that as a woman of color she cannot be racist. White supremacy is the root of racism and even if she is of Hispanic heritage she can be racist, too, if she maintains the belief that whites are superior to non-whites!

As this incident was unfolding in the Arlo Hotel lobby, an Uber driver comes in to give Ponsetto her Smartphone, which she just left in his car! She has had arrests for public intoxication, in the past. She could have been intoxicated during this confrontation. Miya Ponsetto was served with a fugitive arrest warrant, in California, only after a public outcry over this incident.

On Saturday, January 16th, there was a Sharpton-led protest outside of the Arlo Hotel, in which protesters demanded a boycott. Benjamin Crump is the attorney representing the family. Miya Ponsetto has a March 29th hearing in New York City.

There have been a few racial clashes recorded by either the victim or a friend or relative of the victim. It is okay to film these altercations but, white society has dictated that it is not okay to defend oneself, which is a God-given right.

In Washington, DC, a black woman, Ashanti Smith, punched a white female Trump supporter (and U.S. Capitol rioter), Therese Duke, in the face for trying to take her cell phone. Ashanti Smith was fired from her job as a security guard. The next day Duke was fired from her job at the UMASS medical school, in Boston, Massachusetts, after her own daughter, a BLM-er, posted a video criticizing her mother's behavior. But, it is Ashanti Smith who faces assault charges. Fortunately, she has been able to raise over $160,000 for her legal defense on GoFundMe.

On December 9, 2020, Michigan Congresswoman C.A. Johnson's privileges were taken from her after she responded to racist voicemails, one calling for her lynching, in response to her grilling of Trump attorney Rudolph Giuliani, during a hearing. One of her punishments was her removal from the Michigan House Oversight Committee. Her response was as follows:

"For those of you who are soldiers, you know how to do it, do it right. Be in order, make them pay."

Michigan Republicans accused Rep. Johnson of inciting violence. Of course, less than a month later, it was Trump supporters who attacked the Capitol. But, Rep. C.A. Johnson stated that when she said, "soldiers" she meant soldiers in Christ who are against racism and other forms of violence and intimidation. She is still under investigation.

It has never been okay to use self-defense against white people. Society will make an example out of those who do. El-Hajj Malik Shabazz and Imam Luqman Abdullah were murdered for preaching self-defense. Most news stories about racist assaults against black people feign support for these black victims, who did not defend themselves while condemning those blacks who do defend themselves.

Defending yourself always gives you a fighting chance for survival. Ashanti Smith was surrounded by a mob of racist rioters, who attacked her. This mob was apart of the Capitol rioters mob, who were armed and dangerous.

"Fight in the way of Allah against those who fight against you, but begin not hostilities. Lo! Allah loveth not aggressors." (2:190)

Isn't it interesting how the secret service was impotent during this racist insurgence at the U.S. Capitol while a mentally-ill black mother was needlessly murdered by them, in front of her young daughter, for illegally driving on White House grounds during Pres Obama's Administration?


Invitation to Think

 Invitation to Think

Helping the Widows and their Families Directly.

Our adoption of a widow and her children for the education program, الحمد للہ has got a very good response.

Till today 112 adoptions are confirmed. 108 have started receiving help directly to their bank accounts by the donors. Other's accounts are being opened. Proposed Monthly is Rs. 8 k/10k per month. Our role is only indicating the deserving family and then we will be out of it. You can directly talk to them and meet them when you find time. Any friend desirous of this arrangement should let us know. We will send all needed particulars and we will be responsible for indicating the really deserving families.

Since many apeople know about this program,therefor, more people are contacting. We already have 6 such cases waiting for donors.

Please motivate your friends and family members to be part this program.

Col ® Mushtaq Ahmad



Rising Crescendo of Protests in Tunisia.
[al-Jazeera January 16]

Violent protests broke out in several Tunisian cities, including the capital Tunis and the coastal city of Sousse, as anger mounts over economic hardship.

The demonstrations on Saturday night come as Tunisia marks the tenth anniversary of the revolution that toppled late president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and sparked the Arab Spring uprisings.


Social media curbs threaten 'last relic' of Tunisia's revolution

Tunisia protesters shut down main oil production site in south

Protesters in Tunisia halt key phosphate production

Tunisia interior minister named new PM, to form gov't in a month

Demonstrations in Siliana and other cities began on Friday after a video posted on social media showed a police officer shouting and pushing a shepherd whose sheep entered the local government headquarters.

Dozens of protesters built barricades and set fire to objects to block the streets of the city, 130km (80 miles) from Tunis.

The protests pose a challenge for the government of Hicham Mechichi, who earlier reshuffled the cabinet with new ministers including the ministries of interior, justice and energy.

Witnesses in Sousse said security forces fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of angry protesters who were blocking roads and burning tyres.

Guidance by Sis. Yasmin.

What is faith?
'As-Salaam Alaikum Wa-RahmatullahiWa-Barakatuhu'.

Narrated Abu Huraira (Radi Allah Anhu)...
One day while the Prophet [Sal Allahu 'Alaihi Wasallam]
was sitting in the company of some people,
The Angel Gabriel (Alaihis Salam) came and asked him ...
'What is Faith' ?
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ answered...
Faith is to believe in Allah, His Angels, The meeting with Him,
His Apostles, and to believe in Resurrection.'

Then he further asked...
'What is Islam ?'
PROPHET MUHAMMAD [Sal Allahu 'Alaihi Wasallam] replied...
'To worship Allah Alone and none else, to offer prayers perfectly (with 'Ihsan') to pay the compulsory charity ('Zakat') and to observe Fasts during the month of Ramadan.'

Then he further asked... 'What is 'Ihsan' (Perfection)' ?
PROPHET MUHAMMAD (Sal Allahu'Alaihi Wasallam) replied...
'To worship Allah as if you see Him, and if you cannot achieve this state of devotion then you must consider that He is looking at you.'

Then he further asked...
'When will the Hour be established'?
PROPHET MUHAMMAD (Sal Allahu 'Alaihi Wasallam) replied...
'The answerer has no better knowledge than the questioner'.
But I will inform you about its portents...
When a slave (lady) gives birth to her master.
When the shepherds of black camels start boasting and competing with others in the construction of higher buildings !
And the Hour is one of five (5) things which nobody knows except Allah.

Prophet Muhammad(Sal-Allahu- Alaihi-Wasallam) then recited...
'Verily the knowledge of the Hour is with Allah alone'.
(Source: 'Qur'an'~ Surat LuqmÄn~31 A34)

Then that man Gabriel (Alaihis Salam) left and Prophet Muhammad (Sal Allahu 'Alaihi Wasallam) asked his companions to call him back, but they could not see him.
Then the Prophet (Sal-Allahu- Alaihi-Wasallam) said...
' That was Gabriel (Alaihis Salam) who came to teach the people their Religion.'
[Source: Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 1 Book 2, #43]

~My 'Salaams' to All~
... Y a s m i n ...

"Never Despair Of The Mercy Of Allah"
Say, 'Indeed, my Prayer, my Rites of Sacrifice, my Living and my Dying are for ALLAH, Lord of the Worlds'.
{'Qur'an'~Surat Al-'An'am # 6-162}
 Sis Yasmin

Hadith of the Week

Avoid the Doubtful Matters.
If the Law is Unclear: Do Not Debate about it.

Al-Nauman-Ibn-Bashir, r.a. reported: The Messenger of
Allah (pbuh) said,

"Verily, the lawful is clear and the unlawful is clear, and between the two of them are doubtful matters about which many people do not know. Thus, he who avoids doubtful matters clears himself in regard to his religion and his honor, and he who falls into doubtful matters will fall into the unlawful as the shepherd who pastures near a sanctuary, all but grazing therein. Verily, every king has a
sanctum and the sanctum of

Allah is his prohibitions.

Verily, in the body there is a piece of flesh which if upright then the entire body is upright, and if corrupt then the entire body is corrupt. No doubt it is the heart."

Bukhari 52, Ṣaḥiḥ Muslim 1599
 Sis Kristi

[With thanks to Sis. Kristi]

 Islamic Thought

As-slamu alaikum,
Al-Hassan Al-Basri (RA)
used to say, "He who knows Allah, loves Him."
Knowledge is the path to true love. Love comes from knowing;
The extent in which one strives to know the Might of Allah, His Beauty & Perfection, His Excellence & gifts upon one, is the extent to which one's faith & love of their Lord increases.
O Allah, I ask you for your love and the love of those who love you and the deeds that will bring me your love.

 Dome of the Rock

Palestinian Official: Jewish Settlers Call for Demolition of Dome of the Rock

Israeli occupation authorities have taken the measurements of the Dome of the Rock while Jewish settlers are calling for its demolition, Director of Al-Aqsa Mosque Sheikh Omar Al-Kiswani announced on Friday.

Al-Kiswani described what is being done inside Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock as "a dangerous measure".

Speaking with the local Palestinian Al-Quds Radio, Al-Kiswani explained:

"We are looking seriously at the behavior of the Israeli occupation inside Al-Aqsa Mosque. We believe it is taking the measurements for a foreign firm and we do not know what's behind it."

In addition, he indicated that the Israeli occupation is working to revoke the sovereignty of the Awqaf Ministry in Al-Aqsa Mosque, pointing out that the Israeli occupation is imposing tight measures on the Palestinians under the pretext of the coronavirus, while it is facilitating the raids of the settlers.

"Al-Aqsa Mosque is not the responsibility for the Palestinians or the Jordanians alone, but for all Muslims around the world," according to Al-Kiswani, stressing that all the Islamic countries should have a united decision to stop the Judaization of Al-Aqsa Mosque.
 Dome of the Rock


China denies coercive birth control measures in Xinjiang
January 11, 2021

Xu Guixiang, a deputy spokesperson for the Xinjiang regional government, looks up near a slide showing a photo of Uighur infants during a press conference to refute accusations of genocide in Beijing, China. The Chinese official on Monday denied Beijing has imposed coercive birth control measures among Muslim minority women, following an outcry over a tweet by the Chinese Embassy in Washington claiming that government polices had freed women of the Uighur ethnic group from being "baby-making machines."

Xu Guixiang, a deputy spokesperson for the Xinjiang regional government, told reporters Monday that birth control decisions were made of the person's own free will and that "no organization or individual can interfere."

"The growth rate of the Uighur population is not only higher than that of the whole Xinjiang population, but also higher than that of the minority population, and more significantly higher than that of the (Chinese majority) Han population," Xu said. "As for the so-called forcing ethnic minority women in Xinjiang to wear IUDs, or undergo tubal ligations or abortions, it is even more malign."

An Associated Press investigation in June found that the Chinese government was forcing draconian birth control measures on Uighurs, Kazakhs, and other ethnic minorities in Xinjiang, including IUD fittings, contraceptives, and even abortions and sterilizations.

The measures are backed by the threat of detention, with parents with three or more children swept into camps and prisons if they're unable to pay massive fines. As a result, the birth rate in Xinjiang's minority regions plummeted by over 60% in just three years, even as Beijing eases birth restrictions on the Han population ahead of a looming demographic crisis.

Twitter took down the Chinese Embassy's Jan. 7 tweet following protests by groups that accuse Beijing of seeking to eradicate Uighur culture. Users complained the tweet was a violation of rules set by Twitter, which is blocked in China along with Facebook and other American social media platforms.

 Social Media

The January 10 issue of New Trend reached 68,802 Muslims including 9,319 women.

There were 6,072 post engagements.
The issue included some of these contents:
  1. Mass rally in Bannu addressed by Maulana Fazlur Rahman.
  2. French air strike hit wedding.
  3. Ethiopia: Oldes mosque hit.
  4. Syria: ISIS in Homs, Hama and al-Raqqa hit by Russia.
  5. New York. Sis Aisha.
  6. Attack on US Capitol.
  7. Good riddance to 2020 or ...?
  8. Guidance on Parents.
  9. Lagos and rituals.
  10. Uyghur Muslims and Chinese cotton.
  11. Assange: He uncovered Muslim suffering.
  12. Ukrainians and Germans.
  13. Palestinian rally vs illegal settlement wall.
  14. Du'a.
  15. Hadith.
Political Prisoners :

Civil Discord Show



IS Captured Town.
Troops Fled.

According to AFP, on January 15, Islamic State [ISIS] fighters captured the town of Marte on Lake Chad and the troops in the military base there fled. In its report, Amaq, which is IS media wing, announced that the military barracks in Marte had been burned down by the mujahideen after they captured military supplies and weapons abandoned by the fleeing troops.

The Nigerian government says, casualties may be high but the details are not available. A counter offensive is being prepared..

2021-01-18 Mon 10:59:46 ct