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16 Zulq'idah 1442 A.H. - June 27 2021 Issue # 26, Newsletter #1921


The National Shoora of Jamaat al-Muslimeen
was held by Zoom on June 26.
It lasted for three hours and was led by Sis. Nadrat Siddique.
There was a break for Maghrib.
Du'a was led by Br, Salahuddin.

Here is the topic.
Spotlight on Masjid al-Aqsa and Palestine:
the Muslim Challenge to the Zionist/ Racist Stranglehold on the US and UK

This was the format:

Welcome and Introduction
Sr. Nadrat Siddique, coordinator, Jamaat Al-Muslimeen DC; participant in anti-AIPAC protests since 2007

Zionism in the UK: the Muslim Response
Dr. Firoz Kamal, UK-based medical doctor, writer and blogger on Islamic issues

Zionism is Racism: Black-Palestinian Solidarity as a Natural Outcome of Parallel Struggles
Br. Dennis Boatwright, Detroit-based anti-racism activist

Br. Abbas Hamideh, Co-founder of Al-Awda (the Palestine Right to Return Coalition), organizer of the annual "Palestine in DC" event, directly challenging AIPAC

Spinning Lies: A Muslim Journalist's Analysis of US Corporate Media Coverage of Gaza and Al-Aqsa

Dr. Kaukab Siddique, Editor, New Trend Magazine (Muslim newspaper published since 1977); former journalism professor; Ameer of Jamaat al-Muslimeen

Vigorous questions were asked by Sis. Aisha and Br. Salahuddin.

Milder questions were asked by Br. Shoaib and Sis. Hamdiyya in writing.

Main speakers exchanged information and sometimes debated each other,

Jamaat Al-Muslimeen Shura Resolutions - June 26, 2021
  1. Jamaat al-Muslimeen deplores the uprooting and evictions of Palestinians from their homes in Sheikh Jarrah (Palestinian neighborhood) and Silwan, but recognize that this is not a new phenomenon; rather, it has been the modus operandi of a colonial settler Israel throughout its history.

  2. We deplore that the U.S. corporate media fail to cover Israeli atrocities, obscuring the glaring fact that Israel preferentially hits soft (ie civilian) targets.

  3. We condemn the slow strangulation of Gaza, not just by Israel, but by Egypt, Jordan UAE, and the other Arab countries which surround her.

  4. Jamaat al-Muslimeen hails the deep, heartfelt solidarity extended by the Black community to the Palestinian people, and we anticipate a cementing of that alliance.

  5. We are deeply concerned that the majority of Americans remain unaware of Israel's actions towards the Palestinians. We urge Americans to educate themselves on Israel's actions on the ground, and then to decide if they really want billions of their tax dollars to be sent to Israel.

  6. We condemn the savage murder of Palestinian activist Nizar Banat by the Palestinian Authority (PA). And- we deplore that the West Bank is governed by the Palestine Authority (PA), which is Palestinian in name only, and in fact does the bidding of Israel.

  7. Jamaat Al-Muslimeen urges people to write, speak, march, and organize for the Palestinian cause, the cause of justice.



JI report
We Support Imran's Islamic Statements
but People look for Real Implementation.

by Qaiser Sharif

LAHORE- JUNE 25: Deputy Amir of Jamaat-e-Islami, Secretary General of Milli Yakjehti Council Liaqat Baloch has said that Prime Minister Imran Khan has spoken well and boldly about not giving bases to the United States regarding Afghanistan, women's dress and Islamophobia, we welcome these statements. Imran Khan should be courageous enough, go ahead and implement the system of Riyasat-e Madinah (the state of Madinah) with the full implementation of the Constitution of Pakistan in the light of Qur'an and Sunnah.

After 9/11, at the behest of the United States, the military dictator General Pervez Musharraf's strategy of surrendering on a telephone call must also be changed. Religious partisans will be strong supporters of this national strategy. The only cure for the country and the nation to get out of all these crisis is the rule of Islam.

Liaqat Baloch said that the government could not keep the people satisfied with good and enthusiastic statements for long. Poverty, inflation, unemployment, and lawlessness of state institutions have become a national disease. The worst load shedding of electricity, rising tariffs of electricity, oil and gas are imposed on the people and now the country is facing a major gas crisis due to government mismanagement, poor planning. Government's incompetence and mismanagement have taken a dangerous form for national unity and solidarity.

Liaqat Baloch said that the government has postponed the IMF talks till the budget is approved as per a deliberate plan. The budget is a game to throw dust in the eyes of the people. IMF talks will resume after the budget is approved. The people will suffer from a tsunami of inflation, price hike and unemployment. Interest, corruption, debt, lawlessness, political, election-oriented budget and announcements of development projects are cancer for the national economic system. Whoever comes in power, will cling to the unrest, the outdated system and the quagmire of economic crises will further deepen. The only solution to all these crises is the abolition of the interest-bases system, getting rid of debts and the Islamic economic system based on self-reliance.

War News

 War News


June 25. In Sibi's Sangan district
five Pakistani troops were killed
in an ambush probably by Baluch fighters..

Earlier in the week, 4 Pakistani troops were killed with an IED on the Marget-Quetta road.

Exchanges of artillery and Machine gun fire around the fragmented country [All Week]

SDF Kurds and pro-Turkish Syrians are exchanging
heavy fire in north west Aleppo province and near El Bab in the north center. Also in Te Abyad area.

Pro-Turkish Syrians shell pro-regime positions in Hasakeh province.

Islamic State ambush killed 5 regime troops, wounded 5 in Deir Ez Zor desert.

40 Russian air strikes against ISIS are reported. Some home made little planes tried to hit Russian air base.

Hezbula Lebanese commander supporting Assad was killed in Deraa province.

Fath al-Mubeen Islamic group advance in northern Latakia province, attacking Assad troops,

Puntland [Somalia north]

June 27. The local pro-US authorities executed 21 prisoners
from the al-Shabab group, [BBC] BBC did not note that execution of prisoners is a war crime,

In the meantime al-Shabab stormed an army base killing 20 troops in the Mudug region.

BBC also reports that much of Somalia's southern and central parts are controlled by al-Shabab.

Earlier AFP reported that 15 regime troops were killed in a "suicide" attack in Mogadishu [the capital] .


BBC reported briefly that "militants" led by the Islamic State are advancing again in north eastern areas. [No details given[

News Within the U.S.

 News within the US

A Fiery Khutba in Manhattan, NY. A Real Surprise.
by Sis. Aisha
Jamaat al-Muslimeen

Today, I ventured on to the 97th Street Islamic Cultural Center (ICC) in Manhattan for Jumah.

The khutba was given by a Bro. Abu Malik. I knew that the khutba was unlike the usual boring, kuffar-accommodating ones because he stated that he is not one to be told what he can say. He wanted the jam'aat to make dua for his mentor Sheikh Amin, who was in attendance but in ill health.

Bro. Abu Malik spoke of Moses (pbuh) and how he was marked for death before his birth ever took place. He said that Pharoah considered Moses (pbuh) that much of a threat but, that Allah in his wisdom knew to hide Moses (pbuh) in the only place where there was no fear: Pharoah's own home!

He questioned how 1.5 billion Muslims can standby and not utter a word when the holiest site in Islam, Masid Al-Aqsa, is desecrated. He said that Muslims fear speaking out for various reasons: fear of job loss, being labeled a terrorist, being put on a no-fly list. He implored listeners to understand that Allah alone is our only Helper.

Bro. Abu Malik reminded listeners that we Muslims are a threat simply for being Muslim. He said Satan says this in the Qur'an (7: 12-18). Being Muslim is not with its challenges from Satan.

At the end of the khutba Bro. Abu Malik stated that there was no nationalism, ageism, or any other ism in Islam. He said nationalism will not save any of us. He said that the one thing that unites the Muslims is referenced in a book written by a Jewish law professor, Noah Feldman, called After Jihad. In After Jihad, it says that what unites Muslims all over the world is the phrase: La illahi illallah Muhammadur Rasulullah.

Bro. Abu Malik stated that he has been to many different masjids with various cultural identities and has always been welcomed as a brother in faith. He pointed out the many different nationalities at this masjid alone. No other faith exemplifies this better than Islam.

After the khutba, I had the chance to greet Bro. Abu Malik on his fiery khutba. He was very humble with his thanks. But, my congratulations were cut short because there were so many brothers turning him east and west shaking his hand, and also praising him on his khutba. Many had questions for him. He was still talking to people when I had to leave. Al-hamdulillah, that was a refreshing khutba.

But, that type of reaction is understood after being subjected to the filtered, uninspiring messages that can be heard there most of the time.

I forgot to mention that Bro. Abu Malik told listeners that when he looked up his own name Online he saw that he was referred to as a terrorist and that the CIA had its eyes on him. He said that he has never harmed anyone in any way but, it is all because of his speeches. I didn't get his last name. He did say he was Brooklyn-born.



Pro-Regime Mosques in USA

Several Responses were received after pro-regime mosque bosses accosted the Editor of New Trend.

Here is a response to one letter by Sis. Nadrat.

Wa alaikom as-salaam, beloved sister! Thank you for the support.

Indeed dastardly people run many of our mosques. And since historically masajid are the heart/organizing centers of the Muslim community, folk like these ensure that the Muslim community is impotent, ineffective, and reactive. In other words, it is no force to be reckoned with, poses no challenge to the kuffar, and follows, rather than leads.

Thankfully, there are a few small independent masajid, like Masjid Jamaat Al-Muslimeen(Baltimore) and Masjid Al-Islam (Washington, DC) which do not toe the line, and are a cause for hope.

It is a common thread that when outreach workers, myself included, go to the mosques like the one I wrote about, the sold out administrators call the police, or threaten to escort us off the property, confiscate (or attempt to confiscate) our literature, and otherwise attempt to hinder the dissemination of an alternate opinion.

I've even had a "board member" of a DC area mosque, a Pakistani physician at that, go behind me and remove copies of the New Trend from the windshields of cars parked in a masjid parking lot. And he'd previously verbally expressed support to me for Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, whose cause we champion. From a short distance away, I watched him engage in this cowardly act, shaking my head.

Such folk are clearly very threatened by the truth. That is why sisters and brothers like you, who help to electronically distribute the New Trend are invaluable. The New Trend editor shouldn't have to go it alone! JazaakAllah khair for all you do!


Invitation to Think

New Settlements
[from Br. Nazir]

Israel has approved 31 zoning plans, each containing a small number of housing units or facilities, in the occupied West Bank, in the first such move since the new coalition government came into office on June 13.

The move, which was passed on Wednesday, saw 18 of the construction plans receiving final approval in illegal settlements such as Alfei Menashe, Elkana, Havat Sde Bar and Yitzhar. The approval is the first of its kind in six months.

Guidance by Sis. Yasmin.

'Bismillah Walhamdulillah Was Salaatu Was Salaam
'ala Rasulillah'.
'As-Salaam Alaikum Wa-Rahmatullahi Wa-Barakatuhu'.
~ Ibn Al-Jawzi's [Rahimahullah] Advice to His Son ~
'Know dear son, that Days are but Hours...!
and Hours are but Breaths...!
and every Soul is a Container...
hence ?
let not any breath pass without any benefit !
such as on the Day of Judgement you find an empty container and feel regret...{!}
Be aware of every hour and how it passes, and only spend it in the Best possible way...
Do not neglect yourself, but render it accustomed to the noblest and best of actions.... and send to your GRAVE that which will please you when you arrive to it {!}
He (Allâh) will say ---
"What number of years did you stay on earth ?"
They will say---
"We stayed a day or part of a day.
Ask of those who keep account."
He (Allâh) will say---
"You stayed not but a little, if you had only known,
Did you think that We had created you in play
(without any purpose) ?
and that you would not be brought back to Us ? "

[Source: 'Qur'an'~ Surat Al-Mu'minūn (The Believers)~ 23: A's # 112-115]
My 'Salaams' to all.
Y a s m i n.
************************************************************br> "All that is on earth will Perish. But will abide {Forever}
the Face of thy Lord, full of Majesty, Bounty and Honor"
{'Quran'- Surat Ar-Rahman-55.26-27 }
Son of Adam! You are nothing but a number of days,
whenever each day passes then part of you has Gone!
{Al-Hasan Al-Basree (R)}
{~Source ~ Imam Ibn al-Jawzi (RA) in his letter of advice to his son,
"Laftat al-Kabid fee Naseehat al-Walad ~ }

Latest khutba

 Dr Kaukab Siddique

Qur'an and Authentic Hadith are more important than the teachings of any scholar or School of Thought. Remember the Destruction of Baghdad.

On June 25, Br. Kaukab Siddique gave the khutba at Masjid Jamaat al-Muslimeen in Baltimore. It was a joyous day because an old friend's

scholarly daughter had married a nice young man from the state of Chad who had been studying in Malaysia.

The masjid is under repairs so there was a small collapse just before the khutba but no harm was done.

Here are the main points of the khutba for distribution countrywide on line.


"Those whom they invoke besides Allah create nothing and are themselves created. Dead, lifeless, nor do they know when they will be raised up."
The Qur'an 16:20-21

  1. We can understand what is happening in the world today with Guidance from the Qur'an and authentic hadith.

    There can be no progress without acceptance of Allah and accountability in the Hereafter.

    Children die of hunger because of human tyranny and oppression.

  2. In every age and time Allah has sent messengers and prophets ending in perfection with Muhammad, pbuh.

  3. Divine knowledge brings change not possible through science. Islam gave rights to women in a society where before Islam female infanticide was considered okay.

  4. Muhammad, pbuh, forgave his enemies although they had been defeated after 23 years of trying to kill him.

  5. Fast forward to scientific Europe.
    Britain, France, America. Russia incinerated every German city killing civilians in hundreds of thousands..

    When Germany was defeated, the allies raped every German woman they could find from age 8 to 80.

    Then dropped two atom bombs on Japan.

    In every aspect of life Islam is superior to non-Islamic communities

  6. Part 2.
  7. I have no problem with Muslims studying the works of great Islamic scholars like Imam Malik, Imam Abu Hanifa, Imam Shafai, Imam ibn Hanbal.

    However no human interpretation is comparable to the Qur'an itself. The Qur'an often interprets itself.

  8. No human behavior is comparable to the behavior of Muhammad, pbuh. We believe that all prophets brought the Truth but in the Ascension [Isra wal Mairaj] the Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, led them in prayers. His perfection is above all.

  9. Most Muslims do not know that the Abu Hanifa, Malik, Shafai, Ibn Hanbal, Bukhari, may Allah bless them all, DID NOT establish their own Schools of Thought. These were established by their students after they passed away.

  10. There is a major mistake in the teachings of these Schools of Thought. They do not criticize kings and rulers. They had made a deal not to criticize
    the kings and rulers who in turn left them alone.

  11. The original scholars either opposed the rulers or stayed away from them. Some of the originals were subjected to horrendous mistreatment but they stayed strong and would not support the doctrines of the rulers.

  12. The city of Baghdad, the biggest city of the Muslims, was attacked by the Mongols [1258]. The Muslims were divided, the Schools of Thought were busy debating each other and within 13 days the Mongols captured the vast city and wrought havoc, killed thousands and burned the mosques and libraries.

  13. During 40 years the Mongols kept advancing till they thought they could capture Damascus. They had also generated puppet Muslims who could be used to infiltrate Muslims.

  14. The great Islamic scholar Ibn Taymiyya called on the ummah to unite on the Qur'an and authentic hadith. He said he would go alone to fight the Mongols if no one would come. The people rallied to Qur'an and Sunnah. In a series of battles [1299-1303] the Mongols were defeated and driven back.

  15. Even a little Qur'an and authentic hadith is better than exhaustive studies of jurisprudence.
    Dear brothers and sisters let us unite on Qur'an and authentic hadith. Ameen.

Unity cannot come through mere scholarship.


In May 2021 New Trend's web site received 78121 hits.
Well done Br. Rich.

The web site also has a link to 3 translations of the Qur'an as well as Sahih Bukhari.

Of special interest is Dr. Kaukab Siddique's
conversation in response to Ken Meyercord's provocative questions.
[ Civil Discord Show ]

Also scroll down here to see our score through facebook.

 Islamic Thought

Du'a and Message
from Imam Badi Ali
June 25

As-slamu alaikum,
Yaḥyā bin Muʿādh said, "The sickness of the body is from disease, and the sickness of the heart is from sins. The same way that the body cannot enjoy the pleasure of food when it is sick, the heart cannot enjoy the pleasure of worship when it is in a state of sin."
Be careful of sin, for
sin breeds sin and
Sin weakens a person's willpower.

Oh Allah, Forgive me and forgive all my sins, great and small, the first and the last,

those that are apparent and those that are hidden

As-slamu alaikum,
The desires of this world are like sea water. The more you drink of them, the more you thirst.

When we start chasing the dunya for the dunya's sake, instead of using it as a means to our real goal (pleasing Allah) that is when our priorities become mixed up. And we start to suffer from a serious spiritual disease.

What's given to dunya is lost forever. What's given to Allah is never lost.

May Allah enable us to remember that the material things of this world are temporary and the Hereafter is more important for us. Ameen.

Thought Control


Chinese Muslim students returned home for university holidays to find members of their families had been taken away for "unhealthy thoughts", leaked government documents show.

Young people from the minority ethnic Uighur community in the Xinjiang province were told their loved ones were undergoing "training", which is why they were not at home, The New York Times revealed after receiving 400 pages of internal documents.

Local officials were instructed to meet students on arrival to explain their relatives were susceptible to Islamic extremism and had been detained "for their own good", according to the papers.

{Courtesy the Independent]

 Breaking News

Pakistan Would Shut its Border.
[From Br. Nazir]
MULTAN, Pakistan — Pakistan's foreign minister said Sunday that violence and lawlessness could reign in Afghanistan after the United States' withdrawal, and that Pakistan would shut its border to the country if the Taliban takes control of it.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that Pakistan has already taken in 3.5 million Afghan refugees over the years, but would not accept any more. He was speaking in a weekly media briefing held in the central city of Multan.

"We can't take more, we will have to shut our border, we have to safeguard our national interest," he said, adding that Pakistan will continue its diplomatic efforts for peace in the country, and welcome its democratically elected leadership. -

 Social Media

Via facebook
The June 20 issue of New Trend reached 128,080 Muslims including 12,256 women.

The main items in the June 20 issue were:

  1. Irtidad of Arab rulers.

  2. Editor of New Trend accosted at pro-regime masjid in Maryland.

  3. JI critique of Pak. Parliament,

  4. War news of Afganistan, Syria Iraq.

  5. the unvaccinated [Sis. Aisha]

  6. Kashmir: Tragedy & Betrayal, By Ghulam Nabi Fai

  7. BLM supports Palestine.

  8. Allah alone is sufficient. [Sis. Yasmin]

  9. Arab media equating Gaza with Israel.

  10. Du'a by Imam Badi.

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Civil Discord Show

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