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9 Zulq'idah 1442 A.H. - June 20 2021 Issue # 25, Newsletter #1920


 Dr Kaukab Siddique  Editorial

Irtidad of the Rulers has emboldened Israelis. They marched through al-Aqsa & Insulted the Prophet, pbuh.
by Kaukab Siddique, PhD

This Friday crowds of Israeli Jews, protected by Israeli military, desecrated masjid al-Aqsa, trashed Islam and insulted the Prophet, pbuh.

As they marched, the Israelis chanted that they have the support of Saudi Arabia and Morocco. [They already have the support of UAE, Egypt and Jordan. Even Turkey has diplomatic relations with Israel.]

With such a dire situation where the Prophet, pbuh, is insulted in one of the holiest mosques of Islam, the global Muslim Ummah should objectively look at its situation.
My understanding is that Muslims have neglected, totally ignored, one of the central teachings of Islam and that is SHOORA [mutual consultation and consent without coercion].

Without free consent, there is no legality in Islam, Ignorance of Shoora has turned Muslims into slaves. The rulers are controlled by non-Muslim powers and the rulers are presented in the western media as representatives of their people.

There are four levels of shoora as taught in the Qur'an:
  1. Mutual consultation and consent in all matters. As Maulana Maudoodi pointed out, this includes family matters and should include spouses and children.
  2. At the micro level, even the weaning of a baby should be by mutual consultation and consent.
  3. Consultation with the believers even when the believers have gone the wrong way, such as in the battle of Uhud. The Prophet, pbuh, himself is ordered to consult with them.
  4. Cooperation with oppressors is strictly forbidden. There has to be sufficient scope for dissent.

Muslims, by and large, ignore all four levels. The enemies commit terrible crimes against the Ummah and Muslims are unable to respond. The rulers have paid "scholars" who can teach in Arabic that we must cooperate with the rulers,

Dear Muslims, unite and seek Guidance from the Qur'an and the authentic hadith.

  1. Those who hearken to their Lord and establish regular prayer, who conduct their affairs by mutual consultation.... {The Quran 42:38}
  2. If they both decide on weaning, by mutual consent and after due consideration, there is no blame on them. {2:233.}
  3. ... so pass over their faults and ask forgiveness for them, and consult with them in their affairs... {3:159}
  4. And incline not in the slightest to those who are oppressors, or the Fire will seize you, and you have no protectors other than Allah, nor shall you be helped. {11: 113}


 Pakistan  Pakistan

JI comment
Both sides Misbehaved in Parliament.
by Qaiser Sharif

LAHORE- JUNE 16: Jamaat-e-Islami Emir Sirajul Haq has said that parliament has failed to deliver because of non-serious attitude of the PTI and two opposition parties.

Talking to party workers at Mansoora on Wednesday, he said the culture of mutual respect had vanished from the politics of Pakistan, widening further political divide among the workers of different parties.

"The situation will bring a fascist culture and weaken the already fragile democracy."

The political parties, he said, should introduce democracy within their ranks and develop the culture of mutual respect if they were sincere to strengthen democracy in the country. He said the 220 million Pakistanis were the losing end and they would be the ultimate victim of the non-seriousness of the so-called public representatives.

The JI chief grilled the PTI for improving hike in petroleum prices, warning the rulers to control the inflation or the JI would launch protest campaign across the country. The skyrocketing inflation and unemployment had worst impact on the middle class and poor people which made over 90 percent of the total population, he said, adding two percent elite occupying the resources of the country were responsible for the miseries of the masses.

The prime minister, he said, made the tall claims to bring real change but so far he failed to bring reforms in any sector. The ruling party, he said, deceived the masses in the name of Madina state. He said it was the JI which would transform Pakistan into Madina state as the three parties had badly failed to deliver. He appealed to the masses to vote for the JI in next election to put the country on track. After coming to power, he vowed, the JI would introduce reforms in health, education and other sectors.

War News

 War News


[June 19] Fighting rages as Taliban have captured districts in six more provinces.

These provinces are Takhar, Faryab, Jawzjan, Samangan, Farah and Paktia.

From Br. Nazir

"Terrorist groups Isis and Al Qaeda will "likely" pose a threat to the United States homeland within two years of troop withdrawals from Afghanistan, the Pentagon's top two military leaders have said.

Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley agreed that the extremist organisations could regroup in Afghanistan within two years, or possibly faster, after the US leaves the country by the 20th anniversary of 9/11.

Mr Austin and Mr Milley gave the warning during a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on the 2022 Department of Defense budget request. Senator Lindsey Graham asked the pair to rate the likelihood of international terrorist organisation regenerating in Afghanistan and posing a threat to the US and its allies.

"I would assess it as medium. I would also say, Senator, that it would take possibly two years for them to develop that capability," Mr Austin replied."

Artillery, rockets, air strikes, ambushes.

June 19. western Hama province Assad regime rocket fire killed a civil defense volunteer and injured three.

June 18. Fath al-Mubin Islamic group hit Assad military and Assad militia in northwestern Hama province after Assad forces fired 100 rockets.

Exchanges of fire are also reported from areas in Latakia province.

Ahrar al-Sham Islamic group fired on regime controlled Salma city, northern Latakia

In western Daraa province several shootings of men collaborating with the Assad regime are reported.

In northern countryside of Deraa province, a mine was used to blow up an Assad regime vehicle killing 2 Assad troops and injuring 2.

June 18. SOHR reports an attack by Islamic State fighters in the Juwaif area of al-Mayadeen desert [Deir ez Zor], in which 2 of Iran-backed militia were killed and 8 injured.

Two of Assad's NDF militia were killed in a landmine explosion near al-Mayadeen city. Their vehicle was destroyed.

SOHR also notes IS ambushes on Assad forces in the eastern al-Sukhna desert [eastern Homs province,] Casualties not disclosed,

In the Baghouz area along the Euphrates river, American helicopter force killed one ISIS fighter and captured another.

Russian fighter jets launched 15 air strikes in the al-Raqqah desert to stop IS advances.

June 17. A field commander and two of his soldiers, organized in a Russian backed militia were found dead in the al-Raqqah desert.

June 19.Baghdad regime forces launched military operations in Anbar province and several other provinces,

June 16, According to Iran info, ISIS blew up a strategic line transmitting Iranian electricity to Diyala province in Iraq.

Two drones laden with explosives flying over Baghdad were shot down by regime forces,

News Within the U.S.

 News within the US

The Vaccinated and the Unvaccinated.
By Sis. Aisha
{jamaat al-Muslimeen}

There are the individuals who have received the COVID-19 vaccine versus those who refuse to get it.

This Plandemic cost people their incomes and sanity. Small businesses have been impacted in the worst way by this lockdown, while behemoths such as Target, Walmart, and Amazon have remained open.

Locking people down by closing schools, select businesses, and houses of worship has never been considered a potent measure for fighting any disease. Lockdowns are certainly not a proven remedy because they were never implemented until China did it in January 2020! Medical experts were never behind this move.

Recently, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (Georgia Republican) apologized profusely for comparing the forced wearing of masks in the House of Representatives to the Jews being forced to wear yellow Stars of David during the Holocaust. But, was she wrong in making such a comparison?

The House of Representatives physician, Btian Moynahan, specifically waived COVID-19 restrictions for vaccinated Representatives but, stated that those who were unvaccinated had to contiue to follow social distancing while wearing masks. Although she apologized, Rep. Greene was still adamnat that imposing these COVID-19 restrictions was a discriminatory practice. It should also be noted that Rep. Brad Schnieder (Illinois Democrat) was about to introduce legislation censuring Rep. Greene. The same censure used against the late Dr. Khalid Muhammad for referring to Jews as "bloodsuckers" during a Kean College speech back in 1993.

However, after Rep. Greene's apology and after a visit to the Jewish Holocaust Museum, Rep. Schnieder decided to take a wait and see approach.

The National Basketball Association has teams in the playoffs, right now. After the first round of the playoffs ended, it was announced that only vaccinated fans would be allowed for advanced playoff rounds in some arenas. Now, Indian University is requiring that its students and staff get vaccinated before entering its campus. The Supreme court ruled in the university's favor.

As these states lift the COVID-19 Plandemic restrictions there seems to be a battle brewing between the vaccinated and the unvaccinated.

On the ONPoint with Alex Pierson, a Canadian radio show, Dr. Byram Bridle expressed serious concerns about the longterm effects of the COVID-19 Vaccine. Dr. Bridle is a Canadian immunologist who was given over $200,000 in government grants to research the development of the COVID-19 vaccines. Using the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), he was able to acquire information about Pfizer's biodistribution study from the Japanese regulatory agency.

The spike protein is found in COVID-19 or Coronavirus, which gives the virus the ability to infect us. This is why the spike protein is used in the COVID-19 vaccines. Dr. Bridle stated that, in theory, being injected with the spike protein would allow the body to create its own proteins to attack it and build immunity to it. But, the FOIA revealed that the spike protein itself is a toxin.

This spike protein toxin is solely responsible for the issues people have been experiencing with internal bleeding or blood clotting. Normally, a traditional vaccine injection is localized and stays in the area where the needle pierced the skin. A very small amount of the vaccine dose is released into the lymph node area to stimulate the immune system. However, the COVID-19 vaccine gets into the blood system and these toxic spike proteins are circulated throughout the body!

The spike protein has been responsible for adversely affecting the cardiovascular and reproductive system, as well as the brain. Fatal cases of blood clotting have occurred in the brain. Dr. Bridle's fear is that vaccinated young people will grow up to become infertile since the ovaries are one of the organs affected. Babies who have been fed with breast milk contaminated with the spike protein have experienced gastrointestinal bleeding.

Universities, employers, sports leagues, even family members, are exhorting people to get the COVID-19 vaccine or risk losing certain privileges. Preferential treatment has been given to vaccinated individuals however, NBA player Chris Paul's recent COVID-19 diagnosis sent shock waves throughout the sports media. People believed that the vaccine should have prevented him from contracting it.

But, Dr, Anthony Fauci of the Centers for Disease has stated that vaccinated individuals can still get and give COVID-19 to other people. So, these preferential measures used to favor the vaccinated and exclude the unvaccinated are just dangerous mind games being played by COVID-19 profiteers.

(Sources: &



Kashmir : Tragic History
Betrayal & Atrocities.
Indian Occupation army


June 11, 2021

If promises are made to be broken, then Kashmir may be summoned to prove the treacherous proposition. Broken promises haunt Kashmir's history, and explain its tragedy. I will confine myself to the last century as a concession to the shortness of life.

Under the 1846 Treaty of Amritsar, Great Britain sold Kashmir and its then 2 million people to a Sikh ruler, Gulab Singh, like sheep and cattle. The strutting British Empire valued Kashmiris every bit as much as it did the Irish then undergoing the Potato famine, which many in New York condemn as a British genocide. But that was of little solace to their South Asian counterparts.

Kashmir was a princely state under Gulab Singh and his successors, Ranbir Singh, Partap Singh, and Hari Singh. A princely state was not directly ruled by the British raj like India, but was subject only to British dictation over matters of defense and foreign policy.

Maharaja Hari Singh, a Hindu, began his princely rule over Kashmir in 1925. The people of the land were predominantly Muslim, but lived a warm coexistence with Hindus, Buddhists, and Sikhs. Their understanding of Islam had taught them mutual respect, harmony, and ecumenism.

The Maharaja inherited a regime earmarked by brutal repression of Muslims. Heavy taxation, discriminatory laws, forced labor, and the absence of representation in services and lack of educational facilities were chief grievances. The slaughtering of a cow was a capital crime and mosques were controlled by the state.

All dissent or political protest was brutally suppressed. For instance, the Maharaja summarily drowned state silk factory workers in 1924 for the audacity of demanding higher wages than the likes of Oliver Twist. Muslims who petitioned British Viceroy Lord Reading to correct or ameliorate their grievances during his 1924 visit were sent into exile and their properties confiscated. The British then appointed a commission headed by B.J. Clancy to investigate the grievances. It confirmed their authenticity, recommended remedial measures, which were largely neglected by the Maharaja.

A Kashmiri national movement was galvanized in 1931 when a state factotum forbade the Imam to deliver a sermon before the customary Friday prayer. Mr. Abdul Qadeer answered with a fiery speech denouncing the Maharaja's anti-Islamic injunctions. Muslims rallied to protest his arrest, and 22 were slaughtered when the police opened fire.

With the lapse of British paramountcy on August 15, 1947, broken promises over Kashmir came not like single spies but in battalions, to borrow from Hamlet. Princely states enjoyed three options: accession to India, accession to Pakistan, or independence. But the choice, according to India's Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and tacitly endorsed by the British was to be made by popular referendum in cases where the creed of the ruler varied from the religion of the majority. That fundamental democratic principle had been sternly applied by Nehru with military means in Hyderabad and Junagadh where the rulers were Muslim but their inhabitants largely Hindu. Kashmir presented a converse case: the Maharaja was Hindu but the majority subscribed to Islam.

When paramountcy lapsed in Kashmir, the Maharaja's despotic regime was tottering. An indigenous rebellion was in full swing. Instead of submitting to a referendum, Maharaja's vaulting and mean-spirited ambition prompted a plea to the Indian army for intervention. Nehru responded with alacrity on October 27, 1947, and intrigued to generate a bogus instrument of Kashmiri accession to India to justify its aggression. British scholar Alistair Lamb has persuasively exposed the forgery, a first cousin to the Tzar's Protocols of the Elders of Zion.

Indigenous Kashmiris fought Indian troops to a standstill. Contemporaneously, India's head of state, Lord Mountbatten, officially promised a Kashmiri plebiscite in plain language over which only Mr. Pickwick might puzzle: "[I] n consistence with their policy that in the case of any state where the issue of accession has been the subject of dispute, the question of accession should be decided in accordance with the wishes of the people of the state. It is my government's wish that as soon as law and order have been restored in Kashmir and its soil cleared of the invaders, the question of the state's accession should be settled by a reference to the people."

India then raced to the United Nations Security Council on January 1, 1948, and championed a pair of resolutions on August 13, 1948 and January 5, 1949 that prescribed a self-determination vote for Kashmiris on the heels of United Nations supervised demilitarization. Pakistan eagerly endorsed that solution to Kashmir's disputed territory.

India, however, was soon undeceived of its delusions over Kashmir's political yearning. Recognizing that its people would never freely vote accession to India, it contrived excuse after excuse to frustrate a plebiscite. When the United Nations proposed arbitration, a reference to the World Court, or any other method of resolving minor demilitarization quarrels, India nixed them all. After a few years, it dropped all pretense of acceding to a referendum by unilaterally proclaiming its annexation of Kashmir. India's proclamation has never been accepted by the United Nations, which continues to list Kashmir as disputed territory and subject to the Security Council's self-determination resolutions.

When Antonio Guterres, the Secretary General of the United Nations was asked to clarify the position of the UN on Kashmir soon after the abrogation of Article 370 and 35A by the Government of India, he said on August 8, 2019, "The position of the United Nations on this region is governed by the Charter of the United Nations and applicable Security Council resolutions."

Dr. Syed Nazir Gilani, President, JKCHR is correct when he said, "Indian action of 5 August 2019 in Kashmir has consequences at home, in the neighbourhood and at the international level. This action is a breach of the terms of the Instrument of Accession and under the UN template on Kashmir India has loaded upon itself a very grave offence against the United Nations and the right of the people of Jammu and Kashmir to self-determination".

Broken promises two, three, and four thus represent India's reneging on its Kashmir plebiscite pledges made by Lord Mountbatten, Prime Minister Nehru and Indian delegate to the United Nations. Broken promise number five can be laid at the feet of the Security Council which has never exerted any moral or other clout to even nudge India towards compliance with its resolutions. It seems that the Security Council has honored India's indefensible defense of its Kashmir broken promises because of its muscular military, nuclear and economic profile and hegemony in South Asia.

Broken promises number six, seven, and eight came in 1966, 1972, and 1999. At Tashkent following the 1965 India-Pakistan war, promises were made by India to negotiate seriously over Kashmiri sovereignty. But nothing was done. At Simla, following a 1971 war over Bangladesh, India again agreed to talk seriously about Kashmir. But again the promise was honored in the breach, not the observance. During a brief honeymoon between India and Pakistan at Lahore in 1999, India once more promised genuine negotiations over Kashmir, and once more betrayed its pledge by instantly insisting that India's claim of sovereignty over Kashmir would never be placed on the negotiating table.

The train of broken promises over Kashmir might be forgiven if the consequences were innocuous or inconsequential. But I submit the opposite is the case. India exerts an iron-fisted rule over Kashmir that would stir the heart of Genghis Khan. With approximately 900,000 military and paramilitary troops in the territory, gruesome human rights violations are perpetrated with impunity on a scale that makes East Timor under Suharto seem tea party. Every human rights group that has surveyed the grim Kashmir landscape, including Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights, has been shocked and horrified by the daily atrocities against the people of Kashmir. Ditto for the annual human rights country reports of the U.S. State Department.

To hide its human rights inferno in Kashmir, India prohibits world parliamentarians, international broadcasts or unchaperoned international electronic media. With no heart-clutching pictures in the living rooms of the United States and the European Union, no moral clamor has arisen to do something to relieve the horrors of millions of Kashmiris. But griping at the unfairness of the world is as otiose as shouting at the weather.

Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai is the Secretary general, Washington-based World Kashmir Awareness Forum. He can be reached at: 1-202-607-6435 or

Invitation to Think

 Invitation to Think

Around the Net
by Br. Nazir

ATLANTA: The Black Lives Matter (BLM) organization in the US said it stands with the Palestinians during their ongoing conflict with Israel.

Over the past two weeks, Israel's military has pounded Gaza with airstrikes while the Palestinian enclave's ruling Hamas militants have unleashed cross-border rocket attacks.

BLM tweeted its support Tuesday for the Palestinian people stating that it is committed to advocating for "Palestinian Liberation." The BLM twitter account has more than 1 million followers.

The social media post read: "Black Lives Matter stands in solidarity with Palestinians. We are a movement committed to ending settler colonialism in all forms and will continue to advocate for Palestinian liberation."

The tweet from the organization — accredited for mobilizing millions of African Americans and their supporters in the US to stand up against police brutality and violations of their civil rights — carries a lot of weight within the US political system and other progressive circles.

Since fighting began on May 10, Palestinian medical officials said that 223 people have been killed and more than 1,600 injured in aerial bombardments. Roads, buildings and other infrastructure in Gaza have been destroyed as the already dire humanitarian situation has been worsened in the impoverished coastal strip.

Israel has reported 12 deaths, including two children, as a result of Hamas rocket attacks.

Bruce Wilson, a leader of the BLM movement in South Carolina, told Arab News that his organization will always support the Palestinian people in their struggle to be free and to resist the Israeli occupation of their land.

Wilson, who heads the Greenville, SC chapter of BLM, drew similarities between the struggle of African Americans in the US and the Palestinians in the occupied territories.

"When I see a black man being killed by the police in America and a Palestinian being killed by Israeli bombs, I have to have empathy," he said. "I would fight for a Palestinian child just as hard I would fight for a black man in America."

Wilson said black people and Palestinians are waging the same struggle to be free and to achieve justice for their causes. He and other members of Greenville BLM participated with local members of the Palestinian and Arab American community in a protest against the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Chicago-based Salim Muwakkil participated in the US civil rights movement of the 1960s and 1970s. He told Arab News that while there are differences in the historical nuances and specifics of the circumstances between black people in the US and Palestinians in Palestine and other disputed land, ultimately they are very similar.

"A settler colonialism movement led by European Ashkenazi invaded that part of the world and displaced indigenous people," said Muwakkil, who is an editor at In These Times Magazine and a radio talk show host.

"This is very similar to the pattern of Anglo-settler colonialism that settled the so-called new world and imported enslaved Africans and reduced them to a bottom cast."

He said African Americans have linked the Palestinian struggle with theirs since the early days of the black liberation movement, which was propelled by the Black Panther Party and Malcolm X.

Muwakkil said there was a very strong identification and support for the struggle of the Palestinian people among the African American community even back then.

"The leaders of the struggle of the black people in America were very much attuned to and supportive of the struggle of the Palestinian people," he said. "So I am not surprised and I understand why the BLM movement today identifies itself with the struggle of the Palestinians."

Guidance by Sis. Yasmin.

Allah Alone is Sufficient

'Alhamduli'Allahi Rabbil-Aalameen
wa-Salaatu wa-Salaamu 'alaa Ashrafil-Anbiyaa-e-wal-Mursaleen~
'Amma Baa'd'...
'Assalaamu 'Alaykum wa Rahmatullaahi wa Barakaatuhu'
[Source~ 'QUR'AN' ~ Surat 'Āli 'Imrān (Family of Imran) 3 ~ A # 173]
Ibn 'Abbas (May Allah be pleased with him) said...
When Prophet Ibraheem (Alaihis Salaam) was thrown into the fire, he said:
"Allah Alone is sufficient for us, and HE is the Best Disposer of affairs."
So did PROPHET Muhammad (Sal-lal-laahu-Alaihi-wa-Sallam),
when he was told...
"A great army of the Pagans had gathered against him, so fear them". But this warning only increased him and the Muslims in Faith and they said:
"Allah Alone is sufficient for us and He is the Best Disposer of affairs for us".
[Source~ S. Al-Bukhari].
When Prophet Ibraheem (Alaihis Salaam) was thrown in the Fire by those who thought that they had power over all things, he made a supplication the effect of which made the world sit up and watch in amazement...{!}
The Result of which was the Fire getting cool...{!}
It could not burn even a hair of Prophet Ibraheem (Alaihias Salaam)...{!}
This is the effect of saying:
' Hasbunallahu Wa Ni'mal Wakeel '.
Allah alone is Sufficient for us, and what an Excellent Guardian He is...
He is the Best Disposer of affairs...{!}
In a seemingly overpowering situation,
PROPHET Muhammad, [Sal-lal-laahu-Alaihi-wa-Sallam]
and his great companions declared that...
Allah is Sufficient for Help and Solace and that
He is the Best Disposer of affairs for us!
O Allah! help us to overcome all satanic Temptations.
O Allah! guide us un to the Straight Path.
O Allah! Make us live as Muslims and take our souls in the state of 'Imaan'.
You are our Protector.
Save us from the torment of the Hell-fire... {!}
Allah Humma Aameen. Aameen. Aameen.
*Hasbunallahu Wa Ni'mal Wakeel,
Ni'mal Maula Wa Ni'man Naseer*
~ Y a s m i n ~
"All that is on earth will Perish. But will abide {Forever}
the Face of thy LORD, full of Majesty, Bounty and Honor"
{'Qur'an'- Surat Al-Rahman-55.A # 26-27 }
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.}


"One who frees a Muslim man, each bone of his body will be freed for each bone of the slave, from the fire of hell, and one who frees two Muslim women from slavery, his body parts and bones will be freed from the fire of hell for their bones and body parts."

[Hadith of Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, in Sunan of Ibn Maja, narrated by Kaab bin Murra, r.a., chapter on slavery.]


White Marsh, Maryland

June 18.

Editor of New Trend Accosted and insulted.

This Friday, New Trend's editor Dr. Kaukab Siddique attended juma'ah services at a mosque in a Baltimore suburb. Afterwards, he offered complimentary copies of New Trend to members of the congregation, while standing outside in the considerable heat in the mosque parking lot.
New Trend is one of the oldest continuously published Islamic papers in North America. Since its inception in 1977, it has supported the Palestinian liberation struggle, opposed dictatorships across the Arab and Muslim world, supported the right of Muslims to free themselves from occupation and oppression; and championed freedom for political prisoners like Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, Imam Jamil Al-Amin, Ziyad Yaghi, Ahmed Abdel Sattar, and the innocents held at Guantanamo Bay.

The mosque administrators, with complete disregard for adaab (Islamic etiquette), accosted Dr. Siddique, accusing him of distributing "terrorist literature" (with scarcely a glance at what he was distributing). He responded to them that they ought not use the terminology of the oppressor.

Then, the accusations became even more baseless and bizarre. Surrounding Dr. Siddique, several mosque board members repeatedly called him a liar (it was not clear what he was ostensibly lying about), an "old man," a "rascal,"and possibly an Ahmadiyya. (The last charge was particularly ludicrous, and illustrated that the mosque administrators had not read North America's oldest Islamic paper, which has consistently and vociferously opposed the Ahmadiyyas.)

The relatively young (but old and sold at heart) men finally dismissed the New Trend editor with a wave of their hand, their hubris in full display. In a further attempt at intimidation and suppression of free speech, they photographed the license plate of the vehicle in which he was traveling.
A video of the incident can be seen here:

The ugly incident revealed the nature of the majority of U.S. mosques: Khutbas almost never discuss issues of concern to the Muslim community, whether about political prisoners or police shootings in the U.S., or about the bombing of innocents in Palestine, Syria, Iraq, or other Muslim countries by the U.S. and its allies. Attempts are frequently made to cultivate an "American Islam," in direct contravention to the original Islamic teachings on internationalism and Islamic brotherhood/sisterhood. Mosque board members behave like egomaniacs, their advanced degrees, wealth, and position giving them the illusion of superiority over other Muslims.

Mosque administrators also frequently display overtly misogynistic behaviors towards the women in their congregation (if there are any; not surprisingly, at this mosque, there were exactly four women attendees, myself included). It is common for female members of the congregation to be relegated to servile roles in the mosque, and to be physically placed in backrooms where they cannot see, hear, or interact with the imam, or with the board members who wield authority over happenings at the mosque.

Perhaps most shamefully, such mosques welcome representatives of the Democratic and Republican parties to pitch to the congregations, distribute party literature, and much else, never mind that both parties have killed, bombed, and maimed millions of Muslims.

But, to a representative of an Islamic newspaper, an elder with a decades-long history in the Islamic struggle, and who studied directly under Maulana Maudoodi (RA), they behave with unbelievable arrogance and outright rudeness. And surely Allah (AWJ) is the Knower of all things.
‐‐Nadrat Siddique

Editor's note

Indo-Pak immigrants in USA behave as if they have landed in paradise. The Black community has never treated me like this.

Self-criticism: I should improve my health. I should take some brothers with me before making myself vulnerable to petty insults.

These big mosques try very hard to conceal their links with the power structure from their audiences. They concentrate on collecting funds so they can keep enlarging their buildings. Innocent Muslims have no choice and have to go to these "white delephant" mosques to pray. As the crowds increase, the bosses of these mosques think they are successful.

There is no forum for dissent in these mosques.,

[The address of the mosque is:
Masjid Noor, Ebenezer road, White Marsh, Maryland]

 Islamic Thought

Du'a and Message
from Imam Badi Ali
June 18

As-slamu alaikum,
Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) said:
Give glad tidings, and do not scare people away. Make things easy, and do not make things difficult"
(Abu Dawud).

Be positive and optimistic all the time.

In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means you have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact.

Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive good things and good people will be drawn to you.

Oh Allah, make me extremely positive, and make me extremely optimistic, and make me grateful to you. Ameen.

June 16
Who is your best friend?

As-slamu alaikum,
The Prophet (pbuh) said, "A man is upon the religion of his best friend, so let one of you look at whom he befriends."
(Sunan al-Tirmidhi)
عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرََ أَنَّ النَّبِي¤ّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ‏ "الرَّجُلs عَلَى دِينِ خَلِيلِه¦ فَلْيَنْ˜ُرْ أَحَدُكُ¥ْ مَنْ يُخَالِل¥"
سنن الترمذي
So choose your friends carefully and the friends of your children carefully. And guard them because true friends are like diamonds - precious but rare. Fake friends are like pebbles - found everywhere!

Understand that sometimes being with your best friend is all the therapy you need.

Ya Allah, place us among Your righteous and obedient servants who seek forgiveness. Ameen.


Arab Media Equating Hamas and Israel
[Mid East Monitor]

Some Arab media outlets publish articles equating Hamas with Israel. In fact, some of these texts make you feel as if Hamas is Israel and that Israel is the righteous party.

If we examine what's written by Arab writers and supported by Arab regimes, whose agendas are open normalisation, we will find that many of the writings are simplistic, with superficial inclinations, unaware of the nature of the situation in Palestine or Gaza, or of the nature of the confrontation with Zionism. These writers have the freedom to write, of course, but they live in a world created by their imagination, completely isolated from the situation on the ground in the Palestinian, Arab and international reality.

Simplifying the history of the conflict with Zionism and making it superficial can turn, intentionally or unintentionally, into service to Zionism. The racism that characterises the speeches and language of Benjamin Netanyahu and Israel's leaders is what characterises some Arab writers today. They are certainly free to write, but deception in presenting the enemy's rhetoric will not help because it will soon be exposed. Take, for example, how recent events around Al-Aqsa, Gaza and the rest of Palestine have exposed the fragility of the enemy's rhetoric and status. In some cases, I advise the reader to do an experiment: to erase the name of the Arab writer and the Arabic newspaper in which the article was written, and then read the article impartially. You will find that what you're reading is identical to the statements of the Israeli right-wing. Certainly, there is something wrong when you find that expressions written by Arab writers about the resistance and Hamas are equal and identical with those issued by Israel and the Israeli right-wing. This raises a lot of questions, to say the least.

Adopting the rhetoric of the enemy is not new. In Vietnam, at the height of its liberation, and in Algeria, at the height of its battle, voices that were closer to the voice of the enemy have always emerged. These voices focused on reducing people's confidence in themselves and in the causes for which they fought. These attitudes reflect a view that despises the masses and their rights and glorifies power, identification with the West and authoritarian colonialism. Frantz Fanon wrote a valuable book that has become a classic in the analysis of this phenomenon - Black Skin, White Masks. If we use the same analogy with the Arab situation, we will find Arab skin dipped in Israeli masks.

This school of thought identifies with Israel and Israeli technology and science, but it overlooks Israeli racism, ethnic cleansing and apartheid prevailing in its laws and structure. It even overlooks the injustice that Israel spreads, blaming Arabs and Palestinians for the occupation and settlement. Striving to reverse historical and current facts will not succeed in fooling the Arab nation and its people.

Hamas is a political and liberation movement that emerged in 1988, during the second Intifada. It has evolved and changed over time, to become the expression of the methodology of armed struggle in the Palestinian arena. The armed struggle methodology did not come from nothing, but was the result of the daily Israeli violence against the Palestinian people, which has been ongoing since the Nakba of 1948. Al-Qassam Brigades represents a national military force for Palestine, and its youth are historical fighters. The young men who joined Al-Qassam Brigades joined because of its ability to inflict pain on the enemy, and not because of the Islamist ideology of Hamas.

Demonising Hamas, which aims to obliterate its positives and magnify its mistakes, is an intentional act stemming from the Israeli intelligence and foreign services. Thus, it is not by chance that some Arabs who widely believe in normalisation would adopt the same Zionist Israeli visions of demonising Hamas. But this will not work, as Hamas is a resistance group, and it was able in a few weeks during the battle of the "Sword of Jerusalem" to break the demonisation that a group of Arabs worked to create.

Hamas is a product of the Israeli occupation and the Nakba. It suffices to mention that 90 per cent of Gaza's population are Palestinian refugees, and that Hamas has expressed the refugees' desire to return to their homeland. In light of the Palestinian Authority's pursuit of negotiating over lands that are increasingly disappearing, it is only natural for Hamas to fill the void with the aim of resisting the enemy and establishing new balances in the face of Zionism.

The campaign to demonise Hamas is a campaign to portray Israel as a peaceful state, while, in reality, it is a violent, racist and apartheid state that was established through the theft of Palestinian land. The Hebrew University in the heart of West Jerusalem was founded on lands stolen from the Palestinians, and so was the University of Haifa and several other Jewish universities. Abuse has its limits, and Arabs are more aware nowadays. Despite all kinds of demonisation, Egypt has recently realised the necessity of coming to an understanding with Hamas and dealing with it as a resistance movement capable of influencing the balance of powers.

 Breaking News

US-Iran Deal
Could have Serious Consequences for Sunni Muslims in Syria and Iraq whom Iran is Attacking.
[via Dr. T]

June 14. RT

Iran's Foreign Ministry says it has finally reached a deal with the US, meaning all the sanctions imposed on the country's industrial sectors, including energy, will be removed.

A breakthrough in Vienna will bring much-anticipated relief to the Iranian oil sector, which has been officially cut from the global energy market.

"Some minute technical, political, legal, and practical issues remain,"

Saeed Khatibzadeh, spokesman for the ministry said, adding "No task was impossible for the negotiators, and there's no impasse."

US reports it has imported sanctioned oil from Iran, a first after 30 years of sanctions

Severe sectoral sanctions against Iran were introduced by the Trump administration, which was seeking to restrain the Iranian oil trade as part of its "maximum pressure campaign" to curtail the country's nuclear ambitions. Washington threatened any country buying crude from Iran with secondary sanctions.

Apart from the ban on crude exports, US sanctions included restrictions on Iran's petrochemicals, shipping, insurance, banking, car manufacturing, and construction sectors, along with prohibition on dollar transactions. Moreover, the US had imposed individual sanctions against Tehran officials - these were lifted last week.

The landmark accord should result in the dropping of penalties that once removed over two million barrels per day (bpd) of Iranian crude from international markets, pushing the nation's output below two million bpd - the lowest since the beginning of the Iran-Iraq war in the early 1980s.

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