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27 Ramadan 1442 A.H. - May 9 2021 Issue # 19, Newsletter #1914

Guest Editorial

 Guest Editorial

The moral disability & the Muslims' downfall
Dr. Firoz Mahboob Kamal

The most important cause of Muslims' downfall is not any natural calamity or economic collapse or an epidemic of a killer disease. It is indeed the moral disability that has brought them to the current quagmire. Such disability also deters any fresh attempt to rise up as a civilizational force. If not treated, the ongoing disability can lead to moral death. A man then survives only as an animal with a human shape. None of the physical disabilities takes humans to such a disgraceful end. In the annals of mankind, the moral disabilities caused catastrophic calamities -much worse than any earthquake, epidemic, or tsunamis. Hundreds of earthquakes or epidemics couldn't kill 75 million people, but only two World Wars could kill more than that. The ugliest crimes on earth like colonial genocides, imperialist occupations, ethnic cleansings, slave trading, gas chambers, World Wars, and dropping of barrel bombs, chemical bombs, drones, and nuclear bombs are indeed the works of these morally disabled.

Moral disability takes humans to a level much inferior to animals; animals do not show such deviation from their own style of survival. The Qur'anic narratives like "in hum illa ka'al an'am, bal hum adallu sabila (Sura: al-Furqan, verse: 44)" (meaning: they are nothing but cattle, rather deviated farther off from the path) gives testimony to that. History abundantly displays such terrible ills. Like animals, such people become insensitive to the Divine Truth. Cattles search only for water, grass, and grazing fields; they do not ponder on Truth. Even miracles make no impact on them. The miracles like a resurrection of the dead, talking while in the cradle, cure of the born-blind, walking across the sea, foods descending down from the sky, water gushing out of a stone -as shown by Prophet Isa (peace be upon him), and Prophet Musa (peace be upon him), failed to impress any cattle. The same is true with the morally disabled ones. They fail to recognize the worst crimes of the criminals.

This is why the morally disabled Muslims turn complicit with the horrendous crimes committed by the imperialist aggressors against innocent Muslim men, women, and children. So, they take the killers, the occupiers, and the bombers as friends. Even hundreds of thousands of Muslims register as mercenaries to fight the enemy's occupational wars in Muslim lands -as seen in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria.

No nation collapsed or disappeared because of physical disabilities. It is the moral collapse or vileness that destroyed many nations in the past -as happened with the tribes of A'ad, Samud, Lot, Madaen, Pharaoh, and many others. Because of the same moral collapse, the Muslims failed to sustain as the civilizational power. What could be the worst disgrace for the Muslims that many Muslim countries stand top on the list of the most corrupt countries in the world? What is the impact of their Islamic faith and prayers on the acts and character? About 1.6 billion Muslims claim that they believe in Islam; more than a billion take part in five-time daily prayer and month-long fasting, and several million perform hajj and umrah each year, but all those rituals couldn't help them to come out of the awful moral ills. Whereas those prayer modules were prescribed to make the Muslim morally competent to carry out the Divine mission of bringing the overwhelming victory of Islam over all sorts of falsehood (li'yuzhirahu ddini kullihi).

Such an immoral shift in the purpose of survival has generated a new set of self-serving priorities and political culture at all levels. This is why even the worst despots do not face any shortage of mercenaries on the street of Muslim countries. Even those who are known as imams, sheikhs and religious scholars also rub their shoulders with the criminal despots. "Enjoining the right and eradicating the wrong (a'maru bil ma'ruf wa nehi'anil munkar)"is not an issue in their life. And sharia, hudud, khilafa, and jihad have no place in their Islam. Thus, the Muslims themselves display the vilest betrayal of the cause of Allah Sub'hana wa Ta'la. Such a betrayal tells a lot about the severity of their moral illness. How can such treachery bring any blessing from Him? Awfully, such moral perversion has fully incapacitated them to understand even the dire consequences of the disease. How could Allah Sub'hana wa Ta'la select such morally sick people to accomplish His Own vision? So, the Muslims now stand unseated from the position of His khalifa. They indeed show the fitness as well as willingness to work as khalifa of the internal and external enemies of Islam! This is why ideological perversion like secularism, nationalism, tribalism, autocracy get so dominant presence in Muslim countries.

The best deed & the worst crime
Moral disease is the commonest and most calamitous disease of mankind. The physically fit people are not immune to it. Now, it prevails as a global epidemic. Awfully, the damage has the worst eternal consequence. In fact, it is a trillion times more awful than any vilest cancer. Even the worst cancer causes suffering for few years. But the moral illness takes to the hellfire not to be ended in trillions of years. The virus of the disease is conceptual. Therefore, the disease runs through thoughts, beliefs, and ideologies. Since the pathology lies in the soul, can be treated only by curative thoughts, beliefs, and ideologies -as was the methodology of all Divine prophets.

For that, the Holy Qur'an exists as the only final prescription. In the history of mankind, only the Holy Qur'an could prove the full treatment efficacy -as could treat successfully one of the most morally diseased people on earth 14 hundred years ago. No other prescription has shown similar success in any part of the world in any time. History has been a witness to many revolutions; some were political, some were economical and some were dynastical. But none was a full revolution. In this regard, Islam is the only exception; it was a full revolution. Islam brought a revolution in people's faith, behavior, character, culture, politics, human rights, dress code, education, spirituality, warfare, and human values. In fact, here lies the greatest and the unique strength of Islam. It possesses the most important and the only curative prescription for all moral ills of mankind. This is why Islam is the only target of all satanic forces on earth. In the whole length of human history, never worked such a huge global coalition against any faith as it is now against a resurgence of Islam.



JI info
Kashmir is Central to Pakistan's Existence
by Qaiser Sharif

Jamaat-e-Islami Emir Sirajul Haq has warned the government against making efforts to secularize the national curriculum. He vowed to thwart conspiracies to damage the ideological base of Pakistan.

Presiding over a meeting of party leaders at Mansoora on Monday, he also expressed concern over silence of the rulers on Kashmir issue and reminded them that the Quaid-e-Azam had declared the Kashmir as jugular vein of Pakistan and how could the rulers betray the father of the nation.

The JI, he said, had decided to host a national consultation meeting on the issue of national curriculum and Kashmir after Eid. He said the meeting will be held considering the Crona SOPs. He said the government had badly failed to fulfill its responsibility in the situation when the country was facing many external and internal crises.

He said the government was either non-serious or lacked ability to mitigate the challenges. The JI chief said the nation would never allow the rulers to betray the Kashmir cause. He said handing over Kashmir to India was tantamount to turn barren Pakistan and forgetting the sacrifices of thousands of Kashmiris in love of Pakistan.

The JI chief also expressed concern over the unchecked inflation in the month of Ramzan. He said 30 days had been passed to the start of the holy month but the prices of basic food items was not in reach of common man despite the government announcement of billions of rupees subsidy on food item. He said people purchased small quantity of sugar and flour after standing in queues for hours in scorching heat.

War News

 War News

Taliban leader:
Emphasizing that there would be an Islamic Emirate, he said: "This land is the shared home of all Afghans. We must unite upon Islamic injunctions and protect ourselves from all discord and prejudice."

May 5, Taliban captured the district of Barka in Baghlan province after hours of fighting which forced Kabul regime troops to retreat.

Taliban attacks are reported from 24 provinces of the country. Regime says it has repulsed the attacks.
Bitter fighting was reported from Helmand province. Taliban made serious advances but were beaten back by ferocious bombing by the US air force.

In his annual message ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr, Taliban leader Mawlawi Hibatullah Akhundzada on Sunday called on Afghans to "contribute to the redevelopment of our homeland" in order for there to be a prosperous and progressive country "in the shade of an Islamic system."

"Let us attain this end by moving away from self-interests and pursuit of power, by making Islamic values and national interests our guiding principles, and by rebuilding as a strong and unified nation through forgiveness, reconciliation and compassion towards one another," he said.

He also stated that once foreign troops have withdrawn - what he called "the end of occupation" - there shall be an "Afghan-inclusive Islamic system."

Emphasizing that there would be an Islamic Emirate, he said: "This land is the shared home of all Afghans. We must unite upon Islamic injunctions and protect ourselves from all discord and prejudice.

This comes after the Afghan government, international stakeholders and regional countries have all come out in strong support of maintaining a Republic system.
The Taliban leader however went on to state: "The arms of the Islamic Emirate are wide open for all Afghans that have previously stood in opposition to us.

"We are extending our hand of amnesty and affection, and inviting them to join the path of truth. Stubbornness, vindictiveness and enmity will not amount to anything, but conversely, nations attain honor and glory through tolerance, self-restraint and embracing the truth," he said.

He also said the group considers the withdrawal of US and NATO forces "a good step and strongly urge that all parts of the Doha agreement be implemented."

He called for the Doha agreement, signed in February last year between the Taliban and the US, to be fully implemented stating that the deal had been violated by the US.

"Contrary to commitments, the remaining prisoners that were set to be released three months after the launch of negotiations have yet to be freed and the names of officials of the Islamic Emirate yet to be removed from sanctions and rewards lists."

He said the Taliban "stands ready to protect the independence and sovereignty of its homeland at any cost as it has proven over the past two decades."

He also said the Taliban has "prioritize negotiations" and has "dispatched a powerful negotiation team for these negotiations to move intra-Afghan negotiations forward.

"However, the Kabul administration has repeatedly tried to sabotage the ongoing political process through various means and continues to engage in such activity," he said.

He acknowledged there was territory under the control of the Taliban and also said the "Islamic Emirate safeguards and supports all public projects, facilities and infrastructure, and strives to strengthen, grow and advance them."

Akhundzada said the Taliban supports educational processes and has "assigned a special commission for this purpose".
According to him, harm to civilians and loss of life in war "is upsetting and regrettable".

It is distressing that civilians are still being killed and harmed in the raids, blind bombardments, artillery strikes and other attacks of the opposing side, which remains utterly unacceptable by any means.

May 8. A huge bomb blast in Kabul's Shia community, targeting a school, killed 68 students and injured 165.
Taliban have denied involvement.

Shelling, Machine Gunning, SDF vs Turkey.
Assad's Torture Record is biggest in the World.

May 9: Western Deir ez Zor province: SOHR reports ISIS attack on militia organized by SDF [pro-US} killing 4, injuring others.

SDF backed by US helicopters attacked ISIS cells in northern Deir ez Zor province. No details.

Near Syrian Jordan border, a member of Assad's military was killed. Women for and against IS in al-Hawl refugee camp [Hasakeh province] fought. One killed.

Fath al-Mubin jihad group shelled Assad's positions in southern Idlib province. Assad's artillery in southern Idlib killed an officer supporting Turkey.

[All Irbid reports are about border areas.

Assad's artillery shelled Atareb city, in Aleppo province, killed a woman and a child.

May 8. Tel Tamr, Hasakeh province, intense exchanges of rocket fire between pro-Turkish Syrians and SDF Communists supporting USA.

Near al-Abyad, north of al-Raqqa pro-Turkish rocket fire hit SDF positions.

Heavy shelling by Assad forces in northern Latakia province and southern Irbid. Return fire by Jihad group Fath al-Mubeen.

Again on southern Idlib border, jihad group known as Liwa Abu Bakr Siddiq infiltrated a shia group organized by Russia and known as the 5th corp. Five of the 5th Corp were killed and 11 injured. Liwa lost one killed 2 injured.

May 5, protestors rallied in Daraa province calling for overthrow of Assad. [Assad is planning to get himself "re-elected."]

{Mass torture and death in Assad's prisons, the biggest being Sednaya. An estimated 104,000 people have been executed or died in Assad's prisons from 2013 to 2015. It's a very slow process to find out. SOHR has been trying to document Assad's victims. It has documented 16,258 of Assad's torture and slow death victims. These include 125 CHILDREN and 64 women.]

May 9. ISIS raid east of Samara city killed two of Hashd al-Shabi and injured 2 [militia heavily armed by Iran].

A police officer was killed and another injured in IS attack on an oil field in Kirkuk but the attack was repulsed.
May 8. Regime army patrol was hit with an explosive device killing an officer and injuring a soldier. [Near ISIS stronghold west of Tuz Khurmatu.]

Two drones loaded with explosives targeted USA's Ain al-Asad air base in western Iraq. [Probably sent by a pro-Iran group] . No losses.

A squadron of the British air force using US-built F-38 B Lightning Stealth jets has joined the attacks on ISIS in Iraq.

Internal Shia conflict: May 9, Ihab al-Waziri, Coordination officer for the civil movement in Karbala. was gunned down in downtown Karbala. Hundreds of protestors came out to protest the murder. Iran is being blamed, Prime Minister Kadhimi has ordered an investigation.

May 4: Turkish air strikes against PKK rebels are are reported from Duhok area, northern Iraq,

May 4, Four Pakistani troops were killed and 6 injured on the Afghan frontier in an attack by :"militants" in the Zhob area.

Chad [central Africa]
The funeral of President Deby and the arrival of French President Macron covers up the fact that French foreign policy has been a disaster. France supported Deby despite his crimes against humanity and his oppressive regime for 30 years against his own people. Deby supported corrupt regimes all around Chad. Now his son wants to do the same with French help.

Mozambique [east coast of Africa]
Reports indicate steady advances by Muslim fighters, into the southdern countryside, led by the Islamic State. BBC is again doing propaganda against IS without evidence. Frances's TOTAL industrial structure has closed down.

News Within the U.S.

 News within the US

Getting Vaccination or Boosting Immune Sytem?
by Sir Aisha
[Jamaat al-Muslimeen]

Has anyone noticed the relaxation of the COVID-19 restrictions for those newly "vaccinated" people? According to Dr. Fauci, people who get "vaccinated" can still get COVID-19 and transmit it to others. So, why is it that now people are being told that, if they are vaccinated, they can come to events without their masks on as long as they can prove they are vaccinated? Krispy Kreme is even handing out free donuts to those with a COVID-19 vaccination card.

What is the difference between getting vaccinated and simply boosting your immune system against COVID-19? For people with a strong immune system, COVID-19 symptoms are said to be milder, flu-like symptoms. The more severe symptoms can be blood clots and breathing difficulties. But, this "vaccine" has side effects.

One of the troubadours for naturally combatting COVID-19, as well as questioning the effectiveness of the COVID-19 "vaccine" is under personal attack. According to Dr. Joseph Mercola, he is being targeted by politicians and organizations funded by pharmaceutical companies (Big Pharma). Mercola claims that he and eleven other individuals have been labeled anti-vaxxers and referred to as the "Disinformation Dozen." New York Attorney General Letitia James and Connecticut Attorney General William Tong wrote an opinion piece in the Washington Post censuring the "Disinformation Dozen" and requested that CEOs Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook) and Jack Dorsey (Twitter) delete their accounts!

The issue with the COVID-19 "vaccine" is that it is being marketed as a vaccine, although it is really gene-therapy, according to the patents. In a video, Dr. Paul Offit of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, stated that a vaccine that neutralizes antibodies is safer than one that makes binding antibodies because binding antibodies cause severe inflammation in the body once the vaccinated person is exposed to that disease. In rare cases, this inflammation can cause death. This is the reason why the dengue vaccine caused many problems for vaccinated children, which included two fatalities. Vaccinated children exposed to dengue suffered worse effects from the disease than those children who were never vaccinated. The COVID-19 "vaccine" makes binding antibodies!

In spite of these important findings about the COVID-19 "vaccine," the pressure is on to get it. This week, it was announced that NBA Lakers' player Dennis Schroder would miss ten to fourteen games in accordance with the NBA's COVID-19 Protocol. He is suspected of having COVID-19 but, previously told a German newspaper that he was hesitant about getting the vaccine. What is worse is that Schroder's own teammate, Anthony Davis, has come out to claim that he has done his part in trying to get fans back into the arena by getting vaccinated.

So, now, some NBA players, who avoid this "vaccine" out of genuine concern for their health, may start facing peer pressure from colleagues who have received it. The NBA has already put out a pro-vaccination commercial showing players getting "vaccinated."

Some of these pro-vaccine commercials are aimed at the Black community. There are preaching minstrels and Spike Lee even has a guest spot. The reason for all of these commercials is that most Americans are apprehensive about getting the "vaccine." Expect to be bombarded with pro-vaccination commercials, soon, because this fear is cutting into profits.

You may be facing same pressure to get "vaccinated" but, as Muslims there are two things we must all keep in mind: Only fear Allah's displeasure and that He is our only Helper.
Unfortunately, Dr. Mercola has announced his removal of pertinent information about COVID-19 from his website, which had been hacked, recently. Fortunately, these articles are still available in medical journals elsewhere. Dr. Mercola stated that he was more than adequately prepared for any legal fight over his findings but, it sounded as if these threats were more of a thuggish nature, which is why he is removing these articles. This is how Shai'tan works.


Invitation to Think

 Dr Kaukab Siddique

Many Muslims think Everything in a book of Hadith is hadith. The Consequences are Serious.
by Kaukab Siddique, PhD

Hadith which is not from Muhammad, pbuh, is not part of Islam. Hadith is that which the Prophet, pbuh, is reported to have said, done, allowed to be done or which is about the qualities of his life and is transmitted by a complete chain of narrators who are known for their piety and justice. [1]

The narrative about the age of Aisha, r.a., is NOT a hadith. It is not from the Prophet, pbuh. In fact there is no hadith of the Prophet, pbuh, which says that the age of Aisha, r.a., was such and such when he married her. Nor does any narrative say that the Prophet, pbuh, said that men can or should marry girls of 6 or 9. Nor does Aisha, r.a., say in the narrative attributed to her that the Prophet, pbuh, said that her age was 6 or 9 at such and such event. It is not a hadith. Hence it is absurd for the enemies of Islam to attack it or for the Muslims to defend it.

Not only is narrative NOT from the Prophet, pbuh, not considered a hadith, even a narrative FROM him is not a hadith acceptable as part of Islam if it is MURSAL. The term mursal means in most cases that the narrator is a Tabai or a Taba Tabai [the two generations after the sahaba, r.a.] and does not give the name of the sahabi from whom he claims to be narrating what the Prophet, pbuh, said.[2]

There is absolutely no place in Islam for slavery and/or concubinage. The Qur'an permits marriage with captives but no concubinage or slavery. In case of doubt about the meaning of the Qur'an, look at the hadith which shows that the Prophet, pbuh, himself married a woman who was a prisoner of war, Saffiya, r.a. The Prophet's example overrules all other interpretations. [3]

The Prophet, pbuh, had neither slave nor concubine when he passed away, which settles the matter for Muslims. [4]
The history of kings cannot be made into textual evidence for Islam. The message is the Qur'an and the role model is the Prophet, pbuh.

The books of Hadith contain considerable material which is NOT from the Prophet, pbuh, and these books do not claim that everything they have collected is from the Prophet, pbuh. Take Bukhari's sahih, for instance. It has chapter headings throughout the book which are the Imam's commentary and not from the Prophet, pbuh. Also he has MAWQUF narratives, like the one about the age of Aisha, r.a., which are not hadithe Muhammad, pbuh.

Similiarly, the Muwatta of Imam Malik is studded with narratives supporting SLAVERY and CONCUBINAGE which are definitely not from the Prophet, pbuh, and Imam Malik does not claim that they are.

In the Musnad of Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal too, his son added quantities of narratives which the Imam did not consider authentic.

Absurdities like that also occur in the Musnad of Imam Abu Hanifa. [Check the one about not stopping women from going to the mosque.]

Any student of Hadith, even at the medressa level, knows the difference between hadithe Muhammad, pbuh, and narratives from his companions.

We love and revere the Companions of the Prophet, pbuh, [5] but that does not give us the right to include the views of the Sahaba in the texts of Islam. The Qur'an has taught us that obedience is only to Allah and His messenger. The rest is by shoora and based on standards of behavior.

The Companions often differed with each other, even Umar and Abu Bakr [Allah be pleased with them]. Notice their different views on Khalid ibn al-Waleed, r.a., or on Jaishe Usama,r.a.

Ali, r.a., and Aisha, r.a., differed with Usman, r.a. and with each other.

There were no TARAWEEHS during the Caliphate of Abu Bakr, r.a., but there were in the era of Umar, r.a.

So these are all INTERPRETATIONS and cannot be considered as texts of Islam.

Read Abul Ala' Maudoodi's greatest book Khilafat o mulukiat [Caliphate and Monarchy] to understand the difference between Islamic rule and rule by Muslims who do not follow Islam in its entirety. I am sure we know that the schools of Islamic Thought [Hanafi, Maliki, Shafa'i, Hanbali, Jafari, etc] are INTERPRETATIONS of Islam and must not be taken to be texts of Islam .

We don't need any guidance from the West. Look at what they did in World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Palestine, Chechnya, Africa, Iraq, Afghanistan..... Islam is superior to the West in every way and of course Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism and Buddhism do not come anywhere near Islam.


  1. For my definition of hadith, see Fath al-Bari sharh Sahih al-Bukhari by Ibn Hajr al-Asqalani, 852 hijri [Urdu translation]. Also, the classic Tadrib al-Rawi by Jalaluddin Suyuti, 911 hijri. [Urdu translation]. For a modern dissertation on the definition of hadith, see Tadweene Hadith [Urdu] by Syed Munazir Ahsan Gilani, 1365 hijri. Even the most traditional scholars of our time do not include any narrative in hadith other than what the Prophet, pbuh, said, did or apprroved of, See Hifazat-o-hujjiat-e-hadith by Maulana Muhammad Faheem Usmani [in Urdu], 1399 hijri.

  2. For non-acceptance of maraseel, with a discussion of what is mursal hadith, see al-Kifaya fi ilm ar-rawaya by Khateeb Baghdadi, 463 hijri [Urdu translation]. Mursal from some Tabain like Sayeed al-Musayyeb are accepted because they were constantly in the company of sahaba.

  3. The Qur'an, in one of its earliest revelations, Sura al-Balad [chapter 90] proclaims its mission to free all slaves. When the Islamic state was achieved, the Qur'an ordained the spending of zakat funds to free slaves. [2:177] . For a discussion of the battle of Khaibar and the Prophet's, pbuh, history changing decision to marry a captive woman [which is decisive in understanding Qur'anic verses about captive women,] see my book Women in Hadith Narratives.

  4. Captives have to be freed either out of generosity or by ransom. Permanent captivity which turns captives into slaves was carried out by kings in violation of Islam. The words of the Qur'an are quite clear: "When you meet the kuffar in battle, smite their necks until you have crushed them, then bind your captives firmly; thereafter, set them free either by an act of grace or against ransom, until the war ends....[The Qur'an 47:4]

  5. Sahih al-Bukhari.
    For my articles on Abu Hurayra, r.a., the greatest narrator of Hadith, see:

Guidance by Sis. Yasmin

Seeking Forgiveness

'Alhamduli'Allahi Rabbil-'Aalameen
wa-Salaatu wa-Salaamu 'alaa Ashrafil-Anbiyaa-e-wal-
~ 'Amma Baa'd'
'Assalaamu 'Alaykum wa Rahmatullaahi wa Barakaatuhu'.
'A'ishah (Radhiallahu 'Anha) said that she asked
Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu 'Alayhi wa Sallam)
'O Messenger of Allah, if I knew which night is 'Laylat Ul-Qadr' what should I say during it ' ?
And he (Sallallahu 'Alayhi wa Sallam)
instructed her to say...
اللْهُمّ¤ إِنَّكَ عَفُوٌّ تُحِبُّ الْعَفْو¤ فَاعْفُ عَنِّي
'Allahumma Innaka 'AfuwwunTuhibbul 'Afwa fa'fu 'Annee'.

Translation of the 'Dua'...
'O Allah , You are Forgiving,
and you love Forgiveness, So Forgive me
{Source ~ Ahmad, Ibn Majah, and At-Tirmidhi }

~My 'Salaams' to all ~
~ Y a s m i n ~
 Sis Yasmin
"All that is on earth will Perish. But will abide {Forever} the Face of thy Lord, full of Majesty, Bounty and Honor"
{'Qur'an'- Surah Al-Rahman-55.26-27 }

Hadith of the Week

Narrated by Asma bint Abu Bakr, r.a.:
My mother came to me during the lifetime of Allah's Apostle and she was a pagan. I said to Allah's Apostle (seeking his verdict), "My mother has come to me and she desires to receive a reward from me, shall I keep good relations with her?" The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "Yes, keep good relation with her."

Bukhari Book 47 Hadith 789
 Sis Kristi

[With thanks to Sis. Kristi]

 Remember Prisoners

Prayers during the Last Days of Ramadan.

Tell your Imam.
[Nadrat Siddique]

Please pray--and tell your imam to pray--for the release of our political prisoners, especially Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, Imam Jamil Al-Amin, Ahmed Abdel Sattar, Ziyad Yaghi, Sundiata Acoli, Ed Poindexter, Russell Maroon Shoatz, Mumia Abu Jamal, and all the innocents STILL languishing at Guantanamo.

New Trend note:
It is legal to write to prisoners. It does not mean that you agree with any of the allegations against the prisoners.

 Dr Aafia Siddiqui

Dr. Aafia Siddiqui before her arrest.

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 Islamic Thought

Revelation of the Qur'an
Du'a and Message
from Imam Badi Ali

As-slamu alaikum,

Seeking Laylatul Qadr:
The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said, "Seek it in the last ten days, on the odd nights," (Bukhari).

When Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her) asked the Prophet (pbuh) "O Messenger of Allah, if it is Laylatul Qadr, then what should I supplicate with?" he replied with the famous dua: "Allahumma, innaka Afuwwun Karimun, tuḥibbu al-afwa fa'afu anna" - "O Allah, indeed You are Pardoning and Generous; You love to pardon, so pardon me."

O Allah, indeed You are Pardoning, and Generous, You love pardon, so pardon us. Ameen.

Ibn al-Jawzi (ra) said:
"When the race horse knows that it is nearing the end of the track, it exerts all of its effort to win the race. Do not allow the race horse to be more clever than you. For verily, deeds are judged by their conclusions.

So if you didn't do well with welcoming Ramadan then perhaps you will do better bidding it farewell."

Oh Allah, accept my efforts during this month, all of my prayers and fasts, and allow them to weigh heavily on the scales of good.

 Think About It

Imams in USA still "asleep?"

Nadrat Siddique

With the demolition of Palestinian homes and the vicious attack on the Al-Aqsa Mosque DURING RAMADAN (when an already struggling people are also fasting), will

U.S.-based imams keep on with their fundraising for parking lots and pie-in-the-sky
(nonsensical) khutbahs?
I'm just curious.

 Breaking News

Hindu Researcher fears Second Partition in India as Muslim population Surges.
[Excerpted from Ajay Mishra]

In West Bengal, Muslims constituted 19.85% in 1951; and 27.01% (2.45 crores in real numbers out of total 9.12 crores) in 2011. According to the (2021) estimation, the West Bengal state has over 30,268,985 Muslims, who form 30% of the state's population.

Most important, they are concentrated mostly in six of the state's total 23 districts: Murshidabad (66.88% Muslim population - 22 seats), Malda (51.27% Muslim population - 12 seats), South 24-Parganas (35.57% Muslim population - 31 seats), North 24-Parganas (25.82% Muslim population - 33 seats), Uttar Dinajpur (49.94% Muslim population - 9 seats), and Birbhum (37.06% Muslim population - 11 seats).

In the six districts taken together, Muslims make up 42.04% of the population and the total seats are 118. If the districts of Paschim and Purva Bardaman (25 seats) and Howrah (14 seats), which have a significant Muslim population, are added the total is 143 seat almost close to half way mark. Even Koch Bihar has 25.54% Muslim population.

In Assam too Islam is the fastest growing religion. In 1951, Muslims accounted 0.199 crores constituting 17.62%. As per 2011 census, Muslims accounted 1.068 crores out of total population of 3.12 crores constituting 34.22%of its population. The estimated Muslim population for upcoming 2021 census is 1.402 crores out of 3.654 crores total population, making up 40.03% of the state population.

9 out of 27 districts particularly bordering Bangladesh, have significant Muslim majority population (Over 50%): Dhubri - 79.67% (5 seats); Barpeta - 70.74% (6 seats); Darrang - 64.34% (4 seats); Hailakandi - 60.31% (3 seats) ; Goalpara - 57.52% (4 seats); Karimganj - 56.36% (5 seats); Nagaon - 55.36% (8 seats); Morigaon - 52.56% (3 seats); and Bongaigaon - 50.22% (3 seats). Three districts have over 30% Muslim population to include: Cachar - 37.71% (7 seats); Kamrup - 39.66% (10 seats); and Nalbari - 35.96% (3 seats). Kokrajhar district also closely follows one-third Muslim population (3 seats).

Record Breaking Covid Carnage in India.

New Delhi (CNN)
India's daily Covid-19 death toll surpassed 4,000 for the first time on Saturday, with Tamil Nadu becoming the latest state to announce a complete lockdown to curb surging infections.

The country's health ministry reported a record 4,187 fatalities for the previous 24 hours, as well as more than 400,000 new infections for the third day in a row. India has now reported more than 21 million cases and 238,000 related deaths since the pandemic began.

The spiraling crisis is stretching India's health care system beyond breaking point. Beds, oxygen and medical workers are in short supply. Some Covid patients are dying in waiting rooms or outside overwhelmed clinics, before they have even been seen by a doctor.

India is spiraling deeper into Covid-19 crisis. Here's what you need to know
India is spiraling deeper into Covid-19 crisis. Here's what you need to know

In Tamil Nadu, officials announced a two-week lockdown -- a day after the southern state saw its biggest daily spike in infections, with 26,465 cases reported on Friday


Israeli Police Attacking Worshippers during Holiest days of Ramadan.
[Middle East Monitor]

At least 100 people on Sunday were injured after Israeli police fired plastic bullets and sound bombs after dawn prayer time, Anadolu Agency reports.

After performing the dawn prayer, hundreds of people gathered between Masjid Al-Qiblatain and the Dome of the Rock Mosque inside the flashpoint compound and unfurled Palestine and Hamas flags.

They chanted slogans including "We are all Sheikh Jarrah" before marching towards Al-Aqsa's Lion Gate and Bab Hutta Gate.

According to an Anadolu Agency photojournalist at the scene, Israeli police, who were waiting outside the two gates, fired plastic bullets and sound bombs at the congregation leaving the compound. Palestinian youth responded by throwing stones and bottles at the police.

The Palestine Red Crescent said in a statement that 10 Palestinians were injured by plastic bullets in the intervention, adding that five of the injured were hurt on their heads, four on their feet, and one in the hand.

Transfers of some of the injured to the hospital were delayed due to the police closing the Lion Gate to entries and exits for a short time, the statement said.

A plastic bullet hit the mouth of one of the injured, severely hurting his jaw, it added.

READ: Israel detains Al-Aqsa guard, bans sheikh from entering mosque

Israeli police also detained some Palestinian youth, and after about half an hour of intervention, the situation returned to normal.

Palestinians in Jerusalem in recent days have protested in solidarity with residents of the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood amid clashes with Israeli police.

Protests came as the Israeli Central Court in East Jerusalem approved a decision to evict seven Palestinian families from their homes in favour of Israeli settlers at the beginning of this year.

Israeli police attempted to disperse worshippers inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound Friday evening, using stun grenades and gas bombs. Women were also targeted by Israeli forces, according to witnesses.

Al-Aqsa Mosque is the world's third-holiest site for Muslims. Jews call the area the "Temple Mount," claiming it was the site of two Jewish temples in ancient times.

Israel occupied East Jerusalem, where Al-Aqsa is located, during the 1967 Arab-Israeli war. It annexed the entire city in 1980, in a move never recognized by the international community.

Thanks go to Jamaat al-Muslimeen activist Br. Abu Talib who is steadily helping orphans in Gambia,
Senegal and Ghana.
 Jamaat al-Muslimeen

Special thanks go to
Br. Shaikh Hyder [Canada] for providing funds which are helping Br. Abu Talib to reach out into West Africa and for Sis. Ashira to help the needy in Ethiopia.


Imams are Prime Targets of the Chinese Communist Party

[Here is one example from Bitter Winter, May 9 issue]

Among the victims of the Chinese regime there are also Kyrgyz people to be found. Abdutalyp Samiy from Akchi, a Kyrgyz imam, is one of them. Detained in 2016, he is said to have been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Since that time, his location has been unknown. As shocking as it may seem, he had managed to work as an imam for only three years before his detention. It is clear that it is extremely easy to become a criminal in the eyes of the CCP. You don't need to spend half of your life at an Islamic university to spend half of your life in prison. These are, apart from being tragic, probably the most grotesque features of the regime.

Although there are relatively few documented cases of Kyrgyz victims, greater involvement could be expected from the Government of Kyrgyzstan. There are few more artificial borders than the one dividing Kyrgyz tribes from a state called Kyrgyzstan and those from a state called China. Analyzing the situation from such a point of view, one may conclude the whole nation, from both sides of the border, constitutes a collective victim. This is not, though, reflected in governmental actions. The list of grotesque phenomena is growing.

 Social Media

The May 2 issue of New Trend reached 53,365 Muslims including 6,241 women by facebook. There were 4783 clicks.
Of the total, about 10,000 went to Nigeria and 5000 approximately to Ghana.

The contents were as follows.
  1. Usman, r.a., greatest sahabi. [Dr. Siddique.]

  2. Imran Khan's boasting. [JI]

  3. General Sissi's major crime. [NT report]

  4. War News & Osama bin Laden.
    [various sources]

  5. Police reform? [Sis. Aisha]

  6. Guidance [Sis. Yasmin]

  7. Du'a and shahada [Imam Badi]

  8. Bangladesh [Mass arrests] [Al-Jazeera]

  9. Hadith [Sis. Kristi]

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