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16 Rajab 1442 A.H. - February 28 2021 Issue # 9, Newsletter #1904



A National Shoora meeting is coming up to discuss issues of great Concern for Muslims.

Muslims in America do need an independent organization based on the Qur'an and authentic hadith.

Muslims are so confused that even their faith [aqeeda] and belief system is getting muddled. Some of them believe that Jesus, pbuh, will return and save the world from evil.
Variants of this "savior complex" in the anticipation that a hidden savior or Mahdi will suddenly emerge if only we pray hard enough for his return.

The Qur'an does not support these beliefs nor do the hadith which teach "iman" or faith.

One result of the "savior complex" is that Muslims are not focused on the efforts to bring justice to the world and to strive against oppression, exploitation and power structures which are denying the needs of humanity. Compassion and forgiveness have largely been replaced by greed and deception.

Our organization, known as Jamaat al-Muslimeen, has a consultative committee which will meet in a few days to discuss issues which are important for Muslims. Some of these are:

  1. The rights of the downtrodden and the powerless.
  2. The rights of women.
  3. The rights of prisoners.
  4. The need to oppose the occupation and aggression against Muslim countries.
  5. The liberation of Palestine and Arabia.
  6. Efforts to stop genocide in China and Myanmer.

Jamaat al-Muslimeen's efforts are reflected in the weekly issues of New Trend magazine.

Our consultative committee is experienced in efforts to use non-violent and legal means to create awareness and creative solutions.

Participation is by invitation only but all Muslims are welcome to advise and help us. Please write to:



Deforestation is serious in Pakistan.
[Excerpted from Qaiser Sharif.]

February 25: Sirajul Haq, ameer of Jamaate Islami inaugurated the tree plantation campaign by planting a sapling in Mansoora. He issued directions to the workers of the JI to all over the country to at least plant one sapling in their homes, gardens or anywhere during the spring season.

He said the PTI billion-tree project did not exist on grounds. He said timber mafia was more powerful than sugar and flour mafias in the country.

He said Pakistan deforestation rate was the world's highest. He said the climate change and pollution became the major issues and the successive governments failed to cater to the challenge.

He said greenery vanished from Karachi and Lahore and other big cities and millions of the residents were unable to take breath in unpolluted air.

Most Pakistanis did not know this: US gave Pakistan Millions for programs to westernize Pakistani women.

"The US Congress on Tuesday approved USD 25 million civilian aid package for Pakistan to strengthen democracy and "promote women's rights" in the South Asian country.

The USD 25 million provision reflects revival of civilian aid package to Pakistan that was stopped by US President Donald Trump in January 2018 along with all security assistance, because of its non-cooperation in fight against terrorism.

One of the prime movers of such an aid to Pakistan Senator Lindsay Graham argued that it was "important to make life better for women in Pakistan".

The legislation gives a minimum of 15 million USD to Pakistan "for democracy programs" and 10 million USD "for gender programs."

Appearing on Fox News, Senator Graham justified the move by saying: "Pakistan is a place I really worry about. A woman can't open up a bank account without her husband's signature. She can't inherit property. If you're a young girl in Pakistan life is pretty tough. So we're trying to make life better for women throughout the world".

News Within the U.S.

 News within the US

Questioning the Covid-19 lockdown.
by Sis. Aisha
[Jamaat al-Muslimeen New York]

Recently, a 19-year old young man was arrested for throwing a party. Future skateboarding Olympian, Nyjah Huston was arrested for throwing a party during the COVID-19 Pandemic. There have been other arrests of young people in Los Angeles, CA, and as promised Mayor Eric Garcetti has actually ordered the electricity to the homes of offenders to be cutoff!

California has one of the most restrictive COVID-19 lockdown requirements in the country. When will this tyranny end?

These worldwide lockdowns followed China's own lockdown. China is a Communist World Power with a history of violating the human rights of its own citizens, which includes operating a Muslim Concentration Camp.

Now, the United States, which has always been critical of communism to the point of ruining the careers of many suspected communist-sympathizers during the 1950s Red Scare, has copied this very aggressive, unproven measure.

These government-imposed lockdowns are not meant to curtail or even eradicate COVID-19 but, to help keep it here! COVID-19 data do not support the 'Pandemic' label. PCR (swab) tests have been criticized for their inability to distinguish between live Coronaviruses and the noninfectious ones, which still register as a positive result. Most "false positives" are asymptomatic people carrying the noninfectious coronavirus, yet it is this growing statistic that is being promoted as a threat to the general public.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a patent on the 2003 SARS virus, which COVID-19 (SARS 2) is related to. Plus, they have patented methods for detecting the virus. Dr. Ralph Baric, a microbiology and immunology professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, owns the patent for producing various versions of Coronavirus.

In a January 2013 CBC News article, "Can You Patent A Disease," Professor Bernard Dickens of Health Law & Policy at the University of Toronto said, "Profit is what underlies the whole patent system." Companies patent diseases so that they are the only ones who can create the test kits and vaccines for them! This gives them a lot of control and a huge profit-potential.

According to Dr. David Martin ("Plandemic" Documentary), not only has the Coronavirus been viewed as a money-maker in the medical field but, Dr. Fauci, Dr. Baric, and the CDC have controlled the entire cashflow between 2003 and 2017 from it.

Maybe the better question is: How Effective is this Lockdown? If the ineffectiveness of these lockdowns can be proven, people may start to question the intentions of the officials enforcing such tyrannical measures, publicly. Maybe these lockdowns will cease when the profiteering is exposed.

Knowledge is not powerful unless it is put into action.

(Source: Yahoo! Sports,,, &

Remember the Prisoners

 Remember Prisoners

[Also a note about Mumia Abu Jamal.]
Muslim Leadership Silent as Dr. Aafia and Other Prisoners Bear the Brunt of Texas Winter Weather Emergency Without Heat and Running Water
By Nadrat Siddique

The recent unprecedented winter weather emergency in Texas was another prime opportunity for U.S.-based Muslim leadership to call for the release of political prisoner Dr. Aafia Siddiqui.

As temperatures dipped into the teens and '20s, FMC Carswell, the prison where Dr. Aafia is being held, was without heat and running water for several days. Toilets were overflowing due to the lack of water, and the women prisoners put on multiple layers of clothing in an effort to stay warm.

You can read the full story on that horrific situation here:
As usual, Muslim organizations, busily genuflecting to Biden and his Hindu VP, dropped the ball, taking no action to press for Dr. Aafia's release from a freezing cold prison. While the immediate emergency appears over, it is a very sad commentary on our Muslim organizations and Muslim leadership that they did not raise a finger to help these women prisoners, including Aafia, and missed a huge opportunity to call for their release on humanitarian grounds. And so, we who believe in freedom must remain vigilant.

ACTION ALERT: What you can do to help Aafia now:
  1. Call or write to the prison

    People of conscience, particularly those based in the U.S., should call or write the prison regularly to express concern about Dr. Aafia Siddiqui. This will keep the authorities on notice that people are vigilant and watching their actions, and that Aafia is not forgotten.

    When writing, please be polite, courteous, and, if possible, specific (eg if a particular situation, eg the heat being out, has just occurred, mention that). Be sure to use the correct legal spelling of Aafia's name, and her register number. These are:

    Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, #90279-054
    Send your letter to:
    Michael Carr, Warden
    FMC Carswell
    PO Box 27066
    Fort Worth, TX 76127
    Or use this form:

  2. Write to Dr. Aafia Siddiqui in prison:

    The worse thing for a political prisoner is the thought that they have been forgotten, or that no one knows where they are, or what is being done to them. A single letter from the outside can mitigate such feelings. Some prisoners mention reading and re-reading the letters they get many times over. Letters should not mention illegal or violent acts, and should be general expressions of concern.

    Aafia Siddiqui, #90279-054
    FMC Carswell
    Federal Medical Center
    PO Box 27137
    Fort Worth, TX 76127

    More than likely, your letter will be returned to you. (That is what happened to a number of Maryland-based Aafia supporters who wrote to her.) When the prison returns the letter, they frequently also (perhaps as a taunt), let the prisoner know they did so.

    If your letter to Aafia is returned, it is important to call the prison to ask them why.

    Phone for FMC Carswell is: (817) 782-4000
    Hours (The prison administration only appears to accept calls during these hours, U.S. Central Standard Time):
    Sat: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Sun: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Again, these are small ways of letting the authorities know the outside world is watching.

  3. Send small amounts of money to Dr. Aafia's commissary
    This will allow her to buy items not provided by the prison from the commissary (prison store). The prison system has very specific rules on how to send money to a prisoner:

  4. Send Aafia a birthday card:
    Aafia's birthday is March 2. She will spend it in a cold, filthy, COVID-ridden prison, while both U.S. and Pakistani lawmakers (including Pakistani PM Imran Khan, who came to power on campaign promises to free her) ignore the enormous injustice being done to her. Send her a birthday card to let her know she is not forgotten. (A very simple card, with no frills or decorations, or a postcard with your handwritten birthday message is best.)
    Send the card to:
    Aafia Siddiqui, #90279-054
    FMC Carswell
    Federal Medical Center
    PO Box 27137
    Fort Worth, TX 76127

  5. Educate yourself about the case, and join any local actions, protests, etc calling for justice for Aafia.
    For regular updates on Dr. Aafia's case, follow her sister on Twitter:

Nadrat Siddique is a DC-based writer and political prisoner advocate, who believes that "None of us are free, if one of us is chained."

ASA - Mumia Abu-Jamal, like Imam Jamil Al-Amin, and many other of our beloved political prisoners, has been in ill health over an extended period, and his supporters have been calling for his release on humanitarian grounds for a long while. Now he has been diagnosed with COVID-19. This is an important opportunity for Muslims to show solidarity with the Black community.
--Nadrat Siddique

Mumia had COVID-19. He is medically vulnerable, and is experiencing shortness of breath and chest pains. We need everyone to call the Superintendent of Mumia's Prison and demand he be taken to the hospital for treatment for COVID-19. It is not okay that they merely test him (they had not as of Fri. night), the results will take days to come back and he is experiencing chest pains & breathing problems now--and COVID requires quick medical care to avoid death.

Bernadette Mason, Superintendent
SCI Mahanoy
301 Morea Road
Frackville, PA 17932
(570) 773-2158

Source: Political Prisoner News



The gangster, the general and the prime minister of Bangladesh.

The story of how one of Bangladesh's most notorious gangsters came to have the protection of an army and the loyalty of a leader.

By Will Thorne and Al Jazeera Investigative Unit
2 Feb 2021

"I can have you killed. But if I kill you, then you won't feel the pain. I will make you suffer."

Mohammad Hasan smiled grimly and took a deep drag on his cigarette. His hands, loaded with gold rings and bracelets, clinked as he described how he settled an old score with a rival. A cloud of smoke rose towards the ceiling of the cramped room in a money exchange kiosk on a quiet Budapest backstreet. He expressed little emotion or pity. It appeared to be just business. It was like a scene from a mafia movie.

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He explained how he had enlisted an infamous elite anti-terrorism unit thousands of miles away to track his victim's mobile phone and arrest him. His remarkable story of revenge and punishment links him to one of the most feared paramilitary groups in the world: the Rapid Action Battalion or RAB, notorious for murders, abductions and torture throughout Bangladesh. It also links him to the very top of that country's political elite and to one of the most powerful men in the country.

Who is Mohammad Hasan?

Mohammad Hasan is two people, one of whom has a very important family name.

His first identity is that of a small-time businessman from Bangladesh who journeyed thousands of miles to build a new life in Europe. The money exchange, called Bay of Bengal, is one of several ventures Hasan has run in Budapest since arriving in May 2015. The money exchange is illegal with no license to operate, but that does not matter to Hasan.

Next door, tucked away in a narrow street is another of his ventures - a small traditional Hungarian diner trading under the name Gulyas Etterem, Goulash Restaurant. It is in the heart of the old quarter where tourists usually flock, but the restaurant is losing money just like Hasan's other businesses. He has operated a student hostel, another restaurant in the old quarter and a women's clothing store. Hasan has money problems, but not the ones you would suspect. There are plenty of funds flowing his way; his problem is working out how to hide this wealth.
But this Mohammad Hasan, slightly built with a taste for expensive clothes, is a work of pure fiction. It is a false identity built on dozens of carefully forged documents that helped Bangladesh's "most wanted" gangster effectively disappear into thin air. Now Al Jazeera's Investigative Unit can reveal the real identity of Mohammed Hasan, a man who can boast the loyalty of a world leader and the protection of an army.

His real name is Haris Ahmed and he is the third-oldest son of a large family from the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka. Born in 1966, he left school early and as a young man quickly found demand for his talent for violence and extortion among the crime gangs of his city. Along with his brothers - Josef, Anis and Tipu - the Ahmed clan built up a fearsome reputation as back-street enforcers for hire; men capable of extreme violence when they deemed it necessary.

The rise of the Ahmed brothers

In the 1980s, the Ahmed clan had established their grip on the sprawling Mohammadpur district of Dhaka, which brought them wealth and prominence. It was a bustling area, full of small businesses and food stalls where the four brothers extorted shop owners to pay for their protection.

Bangladesh in the 1980s was a good place for the Ahmed brothers to ply their trade, a violent and unstable country still raw from civil war and a military coup in which the country's founding president, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and his family were murdered by army officers.

Before 1971, there was no Bangladesh, it was East Pakistan and governed by Islamabad. Known as the father of the nation, Sheikh Mujib had led an uprising against Pakistan. It was a savage war in which the Pakistan army slaughtered at least 300,000 civilians. Pakistan was defeated with decisive military help from neighbouring India, which retains a powerful influence in Bangladesh to this day.

The young nation was seething with political violence and a partnership was soon to emerge between politicians and the street gangs. In return for the patronage of the politicians, gangs provided the muscle that helped them survive.

Do you have information on government corruption or want to share another tip? Contact Al Jazeera's Investigative Unit on +974 5080 0207 (WhatsApp/Signal), or find other ways to reach out on our Tips page.

The Ahmed clan's networks in the Dhaka underworld proved critical to the survival of the leaders of the Awami League, the political party previously led by the murdered Sheikh Mujib. By now it was led by his daughter Sheikh Hasina, who had returned to Bangladesh from exile in India in 1981.

It was a particularly challenging time for the young politician, the oldest of Sheikh Mujib's children. She and her sister, Sheikh Rehana, only escaped the violent fate of their family as they were out of the country at the time. In 1982, following yet another coup, the military-backed government of General Hussain Muhammad Ershad seized power. Sheikh Hasina faced the constant threat of house arrest, detention and physical attack.

Amidst the violence and uncertainty, the Ahmed brothers became the unofficial security cordon that shielded Sheikh Hasina. They guarded her at rallies and provided safe houses where Awami League politicians could meet without fear of arrest or attack.

The brothers were feared. But they were also to face vengeance. Tipu was the youngest and, according to a friend, the most intelligent of the brothers. After establishing himself as the don who ran Mohammadpur, he was murdered in 1999 in a gangland killing.

Two decades earlier, while four of the Ahmed brothers worked their way up the ranks of Dhaka's criminal underworld, a fifth, Aziz Ahmed, chose a different path when he enlisted in the Bangladesh army. His colleagues at the Bangladesh Military Academy rated him as an unremarkable officer, but Aziz rose quickly through the ranks, his promotions in lockstep with the growing political power of Sheikh H
[To be Continued].

Featured Article by Imam Ali Siddiqui

Journey Across the Heaven to Meet Allah
The Miracle of Prophet Muhammad (saw)
©Imam Ali Siddiqui, 2021

Rajab is the 7th month in the Islamic Calendar in the Lunar System. During this month Allah blessed Prophet Muhammad (saw) and granted a Miracle of Journey across the earth to al-Quds, Jerusalem, and Journey across the Heaven to meet Allah.
بَِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْم¤ـٰنِ الرَّحِي¥ِ
سُبْحَان¤ الَّذِي أَسْرَىٰ بِعَبْدِ§ِ لَيْلًا مِّنَ الْمَسْج¦دِ الْحَرَا¥ِ إِلَى الْمَسْج¦دِ الْأَقْص¤ى
الَّذِي بَارَكْن¤ا حَوْلَهُ لِنُرِيَ§ُ مِنْ آيَاتِنَ› ۚ إِنَّهُ هُوَ السَّمِي™ُ الْبَصِي›ُ
"Glory to Allah, who took Muhammad for a journey by the night, from Kabaah (Makkah) to the farthest Masjid (al-Aqsa in Jerusalem) for the purpose of showing him some of Our Signs." (Quran, Children of Israel, Ch. 17:1) Allah has spoken the truth!

 The Miracle of Prophet Muhammad (saw)  The Miracle of Prophet Muhammad (saw)

The Year of Sorrow
It was th 12th year of the Mission of Muhammad (saw). He was depressed as he didn't receive any Wahy, revelation, for over 6 months. His beloved wife, Khadija (ra.), a source of comfort and support, has passed away. His uncle Hazrat Abu Talib, a pillar of strength, who defended him against the vicious attacks of his enemies, was also passed away.
It was truly a "Year of Sorrow" according to some writers of Seerah, Biography.

His mission to Taif was not successful. He had tried to invite the people to Islam, but in hateful and humiliating retaliation, the leaders of the town sent their youth after him, attacking him with rocks until his blood oozing out his body. Although the Prophet Muhammad (saw) was not frustrated; nevertheless, the mission to Taif didn't turn out as expected.

Persecution of the Muslims increased manifold. There were even discussions among the Pagan to kill the Prophet (saw).

The pagans were learning from the Jewish and Christian leaders and demanding Muhammad to produce miracles! It was indeed a crucial time in the mission of Prophet Muhammad (saw).

The Journey Begins
The Prophet (saw) was resting in his ancestors home in the precinct of Kaabah. Archangel Jibriel (as) came down through the roof and awakened Rasool Allah and cleansed his heart with the holy water of Zam Zam. Then he poured Iman, Faith, and Hikmah, wisdom, into his heart.

 The Miracle of Prophet Muhammad (saw)

Archangel Jibriel (as) then took him to the gate of Kaaba and offered him a mule-like animal, called Buraq for the ride, something like mythological Pegasus; however, Buraq is real with 2 wings.

Buraq is the plural of Burq, meaning lightning. It was indeed an animal faster than the speed of light. The Speed of light is 386,000 miles/sec. It did undermine the time and space constraints.

 The Miracle of Prophet Muhammad (saw)

The Journey from Kaaba to al-Aqsa
From Kaabah, Prophet Muhammad (saw) flew on Buraq and Angel Jibriel (as) flew along side of Buraq. They reached al-Aqsa in no time. It is located in the present day Jerusalem. Prophet Muhammad (saw) offered short Saalat of 2 Rakaat. Archangel Jibriel (as) offered him 3 cups: filled with Water, Milk, and Wine to drink. The Prophet (saw) drank milk from its cup and he didn't even touch the other two. Archangel Jibriel (as) witnessed it and remarked: "You are indeed in your Fitra!" (Fitra is the natural state of human beings)

The Journey Across Heavens
From masjid al-Aqsa they ascended to the Heavens, the Prophet (saw) on the Buraq and Archangel (as) flying along side of Buraq. They traveled across the seven Heavens. The prophet Muhammad(saw) met with all the great prophets of Allah on the way:Adam (as) on 1st level, Yahyah (as) and Jesus (as) on 2ndlevel, Yusuf (as) on 3rd, Idris on 4th, Haroon(as) on 5th, Musa (as) on 6th, and Ibrahim (as) on 7th.

Finally they reached the place where the Tree of Mystery (Q 53:14) is located. Archangel Jibriel(as) stopped and told the Prophet (saw) that he is not allowed to go beyond سِدْرَةِ الْمُنتَ§َىٰ,Sidratun Muntaha.

"...near the Lote-tree! beyond which none may pass. Near it is the Garden of Abode. Behold, the Lote-tree was shrouded (in mystery unspeakable!)" (An-Najm 53:14-16)
The Prophet Muhammad (saw) traveled further on his own to meet his Lord, Allah. "(His) sight never swerved, nor did it go wrong! For truly he did see of the signs of his Lord, the Greatest!"
(An-Najm 53:17-18)
مَا زَاغَ الْبَصَر¥ وَمَا طَغَىٰ ﴿١٧﴾ لَقَدْ رَأَىٰ مِنْ آيَاتِ رَبِّهِ الْكُبْر¤ىٰ

Conversation with Allah, the Lord of the Universe
When he met Allah, the Angels welcomed him by reciting at the beginning: "All compliments, all prayers, and worship are for Allah."

Allah welcome the Prophet Muhammad (saw) : " Peace be upon you, O! Prophet and Allah's Mercy and Blessings upon you."

To this, Prophet Muhammad (saw) replied: "Peace be on us and on all your righteous servants ( O! Allah)."

Prophet Muhammad (saw) did include all his followers including future believers" (at his most important meeting of Prophethood with Allah).

After listening to this conversation between Allah and His Messenger (saw), the Angels witnessed by reciting:
"Ash'had'u'un La ilaha-illallahu Wa Ash'hadu Anna; Muhammadun Ab-du-hu Wa Rasooluh"

"I bear witness that no one is worthy of worship except Allah and I bear witness that Muhammad is Allah's servant and Messenger."

This is at-Tahiyat and it is the actual part of the conversation between Allah and the Prophet Muhammad (saw). The believers recite it in Jalsah, sitting position, everyday when offering their daily Salaat. It is a reminder to believers and participation in the historic meeting, Mairaj, between Allah and the Prophet Muhammad (saw).

The Special Gift of Salaat
At this meeting, Allah gave the Special Gift of Salaat to His Prophet (saw) and the Umma of the Prophet Muhammad (saw). Initial gift of Salaat was for offering Salaat 50 times a day; however, with the Mentorship of Prophet Musa (as), it is reduced to 5 times a day with the reward equal to 50 times.

Led the Prayer of All Prophets
On the return Prophet Muhammad (saw) stopped over at al-Quds, Jerusalem and he met with all the Prophets of Allah, all 124,000. He was also given the honor to lead them in Salaah at Masjid al-Aqsa, the Farthest Masjid. It established the leadership of Prophet Muhammad (saw) in the world. In ordinary circumstances it would have helped the Prophet's mission; but, the pride of Bani Israel prevented them understanding this great event and the prophethood of Rasool Allah (saw).

The Importance and Significance of Jerusalem
There is great significance of Masjid al-Aqsa and Haram Sharief in the lives of Muslims. It has also served as the First Qibla for them after the Injunction of Salaat. Due to the importance of this story in Islam, the Masjid Al Aqsa and the city of Jerusalem (al-Quds) have become an integral part of the Muslim Faith. The Masjid al-Aqsa is considered Sacred by all sects of Islam, and many faithful believers make the journey to its site. All agree that the importance of Jerusalem in the story of Lailat al Miraj also makes it a Sacred city in Islam. Thus, they join Christians and Jews in this belief, and the city of Jerusalem is Sacred to all three faiths. With its long Islamic history dating back centuries, it continues to play a major role in the Islamic Faith and tradition. When Jeruselem was under Muslim Rule they respected all sacred sites and the faithfuls of all faith were given open access and freedom to worship.

Written by Imam Ali Siddiqui
Muslim Institute - Interfaith Studies & Understanding
Washington D.C. 20018
©Imam Ali Siddiqui, 2021

Guidance by Sis. Yasmin.

There is None Like Unto Him

'As-Salaam Alaikum Wa-Rahmatullahi Wa-Barakatuhu'.
On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) who said that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said... 'ALLAH Almighty has said...
'The son of Adam Denied ME and he had no right to do so.
And he Reviled ME and he had no right to do so.
As for his Denying ME- it is his saying...
'HE will not remake me as HE made me at first' {i.e bring me back to life after death} and the initial creation of his...
is no easier for ME than remaking him {!}
As for his Reviling ME, it is his saying... 'ALLAH has taken to Himself a son' while I am the One, the Everlasting Refuge!
I Begot not nor was I Begotten, and there is None Comparable to ME !'
[Source : S. Bukhari (also by an-Nasa'i)Hadith Qudsi #2]
Dua from the Quran (Surah 112 - Al-Ikhlas/Qulhu)
'Say, He is Allah, the One and Only !
Allah, the Eternal, Absolute; He Begets not nor is He Begotten.
And there is none like unto Him.'
{Source 'Qur'an'~Surat Al-'Ikhlāş (The Sincerity) 112 A #'s 1-4}

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

Hadith of the Week

Narrated by 'Aisha, r.a.:
I asked Allah's Apostle about the plague. He said,

"That was a means of torture which Allah used to send upon whom-so-ever He wished,

but He made it a source of mercy for the believers, for anyone who is residing in a town in which this disease is present, and remains there and does not leave that town, but has patience and hopes for Allah's reward, and knows that nothing will befall him except what Allah has written for him, then he will get such reward as that of a martyr."

Bukhari, Vol 8, Book 77, # 616
 Sis Kristi

[With thanks to Sis. Kristi]

 Islamic Thought

from Imam Badi Ali
February 23 and 24

ASalamu alaikum
Ibn Qayyim (ra) said:
"This worldly life is like a shadow. If you try to catch it, you will never be able to do so. If you turn your back towards it, it has no choice but to follow you."
This dunya is not the real deal.
Chasing the dunya while disregarding the hereafter is like chasing after a shadow!
So be careful of what you're chasing.
Do not let this dunya hold your heart.
Oh Allah, don't make this world our biggest concern. Ameen
If you don't want your kids to hurt others, don't show them how to do it.
Lead by example.
Always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be the last time you see them.
Pray to Allah (swt) daily for yourself and your children.
May Allah protect our children whenever and wherever they are, Allahumma Ameen.

 Health Tips

Plant Based Health

with thanks to Dr. T.

Robert Ostfeld is a cardiologist and Director of Preventive Cardiology. He is the founder and Director of the Cardiac Wellness Program at Montefiore Health System and Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

He earned his Masters in Epidemiology from Harvard School of Public Health, MD from Yale University School of Medicine and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Echocardiography.

Dr. Ostfeld has authored or co-authored dozens of articles about cardiovascular disease, and several about the relationship between periodontal disease and atherosclerosis.

Patients enrolled at the Montefiore Einstein Cardiac Wellness Program are experiencing dramatic improvements in their health, via making some key diet and lifestyle changes under the care and guidance of the program's experts.

Many of these patients who had been diagnosed with heart or blood vessel disease, are losing weight, lowering their cholesterol and blood pressure, improving their energy levels and even reversing type 2 diabetes.

The program brings a unique nutrition-centered approach to the management of cardiovascular disease, aiming to prevent and reverse heart disease with a whole-food plant-based diet.

Lecture from March 2017 at the Chappaqua Library.

 War News

War News

February 28. Seven regime militia were killed and 5 injured in an IED attack in al-Madham 80 miles of Haditha,in western Anbar province.

Shafaq news reports a regime officer has been killed as fighting with ISIS is continuing in Anbar desert.

Regime troops and Hashad al Shaabi, heavily armed by Iran, launched a major offensive against ISIS in northeast Diyala province.

In the shia nationalist stronghold of Nasiriyah, protestors clashed with police from Feb 23 to 25, leaving scores dead in the streets. The public wanted a new governor. They got a new governor on Feb 27 but they are rejecting him too. (These are Shia vs shia clashes.


ISIS Slaughtered by Russian air force.
ISIS slaughters Assad troops.
Biden shows US power.

American air strike killed 22 pro-Iran militia in the Bukamal area near Iraq. Supposedly in response to rocket attack on US base in Erbil, Iraq. C onfusion about identity of Iran groups. B iden showing he can strike?

Daily bombing by the Russians all week killed 95 ISIS fighters though they were hiding in the desert.

However IS raiders kept advancing all week killing more than 100 regime troops in ambushes in February.

Regime artillery kept pounding Islamic villages in the al-Zawiya area of Irbid province and kept receiving return fire from the fighters.

Deraa province is in confusion as Assad forces are arresting citizens known to be opposed to Assad.

A Russian helicopter crashed in al-Ain area of north central Syria.

Assad's economy is collapsing but he wants to be "re-elected."


It should have read as follows:

Spielberg and his group made good money from slanted movies like Saving Private Ryan and fabrications like Schindler's List.

Springsteen is a musician surrounded by supporters of Israel.

A good effort to boycott should be aware of such celebrities..


Report on sex trafficking in Canada reveals a surprising demographic

A new report that looks at the human trafficking transportation corridors throughout the country also reveals surprising statistics on the demographic of victims.

The study, published by The Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking (CCEHT) finds that human trafficking corridors exist in nearly province. There are notable exceptions in the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut, where human trafficking and demand for it exist, though limited transportation infrastructure impacts the quick movement of traffickers.

The trafficking corridors are both inter- and intra-provincial, and span some of the major routes taken by millions of Canadians every day. Some of these include Ontario's Highway 401, which connects from Montreal to Windsor, and passes several densely populated regions, like the Greater Toronto Area, as well as corridors between Calgary, Edmonton and Fort McMurray and Grande Prairie, which the report found to be used both by Albertan traffickers and those outside the province, namely from Ontario and Quebec. It found a growing trend on this particular corridor was that most of the victims were from Quebec and spoke little to no English. This is seen as another method to control the victims.

Canada's West Coast circuit, between Quebec and Alberta, was the route most commonly identified by those interviewed for the report. Victims often are flown from Montreal to Calgary, where they work near the airport or downtown, or are then moved along the intra-provincial corridor between Calgary and Fort McMurray. In the east, the corridor between Halifax, Nova Scotia and Moncton, New Brunswick is well-known. Strip clubs can legally operate in New Brunswick but not in Nova Scotia.

Victims are often Canadians

While intercontinental human trafficking is prevalent, what many people might not realize is that a vast percentage of victims in Canada are Canadian girls and women, rather than those coming from other countries. The report found that 84 per cent of those who took part in the study were Canadian, between the ages of under 18 and 19-24. And that doesn't even scratch the surface.


266 to zero
Thank you Canada

Canada's House of Commons has voted overwhelmingly to declare China's treatment of its Uighur minority population a genocide.

The motion - which passed 266 to 0 - was supported by all opposition parties and a handful of lawmakers from the governing Liberal Party.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and most members of his cabinet abstained.

The motion makes Canada just the second country after the United States to recognise China's actions as genocide.

Lawmakers also voted to pass an amendment asking Canada to call on the International Olympic Committee to move the 2022 Winter Olympics from Beijing "if the Chinese government continues this genocide".

China responded late on Tuesday, saying it condemned and rejected Canada's motion, according to a Reuters report. It quoted foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin as saying that China had lodged "stern representations" with Canada.

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Mr Trudeau has so far been hesitant to label China's actions against the Uighur minority in Xinjiang a genocide, calling the term "extremely loaded" and saying further examination was needed before a decision could be made.

Just one member of his cabinet, Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau, appeared in parliament for the vote. Speaking in the House of Commons, Mr Garneau said he had abstained "on behalf of the government of Canada".

Speaking ahead of the vote, opposition leader Erin O'Toole said the move was necessary to send a "clear and unequivocal signal that we will stand up for human rights and the dignity of human rights, even if it means sacrificing some economic opportunity".

In an open letter to Mr Trudeau earlier this month asking him to "stand up to China", Mr O'Toole noted the recent banning of BBC World News from China - a decision that followed a BBC report alleging systematic rape, sexual abuse and torture in China's "re-education" camps in Xinjiang.

Monday's non-binding motion marks the latest escalation in Canada-China relations, which have soured over recent years.

The February 21 issue of New Trend reached 45,627 people including 5673 women with 4321 link clicks 20,000 in Pakistan and 10,000 in Bangladesh and other countries.

Items in this issue included:
  1. Rebuttal of Afrocentric attacks on Sudan and Black Sunnis..
  2. Imran Khan's biggest false promise.
  3. 100 Russian airstrikes on IS in Syria & other war news,
  4. Vaccine and lack of studies. [Sis. Aisha]
  5. China: Interview on Muslims tortured by Communists.
  6. Guidance. [Sis. Yasmin]
  7. Sis. Aafia was in ice cold prison. [Sis. Nadrat Siddique.]
  8. Hadith on oaths. [Sis. Kristi]
  9. Zikr and du'a . [Imam. Badi Ali]
  10. How to help Palestine.
  11. BBC list of western powers jointly bombing Islamic State.
  12. Christian vs Christian in South Sudan.

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Ghana security forces shut down LGBTQ office: Rights group

Ghana security forces raided and shut down the office of an LGBTQ rights group in the capital, Accra, the organisation has said, after politicians and religious leaders called for its closure.

Gay sex is a criminal offence in the West African country and members of the LGBTQ community face widespread discrimination.

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"This morning, our office was raided by National Security," the LGBT+ Rights Ghana group said on Twitter on Wednesday.

"At this moment, we no longer have access to our safe space and our safety is being threatened," it said, adding that "a few days ago, traditional leaders threatened to burn down our office but the police did not help". Foreign diplomats in the country came under fire after some attended the opening of the centre on January 31.

The European Union's delegation in Ghana tweeted at the time that representatives had "participated in the opening of the new community space".

The LGBTQ group's director, Alex Donkor, told the AFP news agency that closing the centre was against human rights.

"Ghana is a free country and we expect the president and the security agencies to rather protect us instead of threatening us," Donkor said.

There was no immediate statement by the police.

But the owner of the property, Asenso Gyambi, said he had reported the group to security agencies.

Gyambi told AFP he was not aware his house was being rented by LGBT+ Rights Ghana.

"I wasn't happy about it ... I had to report it to the security agencies to take action. I won't tolerate such activities in my property."

Ghana's minister-designate for gender, children and social protection, Sarah Adwoa Safo, said last week that "the issue of the criminality of LGBT is non-negotiable and our cultural practices also frown on it".

There is no legislation in Ghana explicitly prohibiting homosexuality, but gay sex is criminalised, with offenders potentially facing up to 25 years in prison..

2021-03-01 Mon 14:54:20 ct