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19 Safar 1443 AH - September 26 2021 Issue # 39, Newsletter #1934


 Maulana Maudoodi

Historic Response to a top level Indian Scholar
[This is Maulana Maudoodi's anniversary.]

Maulana Maudoodi taught Political Activism and Organized Effort: Is that a Sign of Lack of Spirituality and love?
by Kaukab Siddique,PhD

Bangladeshi intellectual asked me to comment on a critical article written by Indian journalist Yogindar Sikand on the views of Maulana Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi about Maulana Maudoodi.

Maulana Nadwi, who passed away in 1999, was one of the top Muslim scholars of India. No disrespect is meant to him in answering his critique of Maudoodi. The views he expressed, and circulated on Indian lists are important and relevant to the times in which we live.

Maulana Nadwi was of the view that by emphasizing political activities aimed at the creation of the Islamic state, Maulana Maudoodi distracted attention from the love and spirituality essential to Islam. Political activism became an end in itself, a sterile activity which evaded the compassion and nurturing inherent in the way of life of the Prophet, pbuh.

At first glance, it appears that Maulana Nadwi had a point. After all "Islamic State" is not even clearly delineated in the Qur'an and Hadith. Why should we always be protesting and rallying and mobilizing public opinion and organizing for political activity? Where does Islam say that such activity is required? Should we not focus on prayers and the Hereafter? Is it not sinful to make prayers only a means to political ends and, worst of all, the acquisition of political power.

I must disagree strongly with Maulana Nadwi. He simply did not understand Maulana Maudoodi and the mission of the Islamic movement. I can write about this issue because Maudoodi's work helped me to focus on the Qur'an and the Hadith and not to consider conventional religion as Islam.

The Qur'an is about struggle and the victory of the people of Allah, the downtrodden, the oppressed, over the oppressors, the worshippers of the false gods of wealth, power, military might and state power. Here are a few thinking points:

  1. One of the most significant negative figures in the Qur'an is that of the Pharoah who symbolizes state authority and the secularist idea that life and death can be meted out by rulers.

  2. The kalima of Islam begins with LA, the rejection of all man-made gods. Unless we go through the rejection, the affirmation will not be complete.

  3. The Qur'an categorically states that ALL prophets and people calling to Allah were opposed by the rulers and chiefs. Unless these forces are challenged and defeated, the Islamic way of life cannot emerge in its entirety.

People like Abraham, Hajira, Moses, Asiya, Jesus, Mary, Muhammad, Ayesha [Allah bless them all] opposed, challenged and defeated established forces and conformist religions.

Spirituality and prayer are linked to the moral courage people have to oppose forces based on material power. Muslims are able to stand up to state power and accept shahada because of deep spirituality. The prayers are essential, five times a day, because at every step, every minute of our waking lives, we must face the devils of material power and the seductions of conformity, assimilation and compromise with oppressors.

Anyone who says Maudoodi was not spiritual does not know anything about him. For decades he suffered excruciating pain in his joints but he would not give up the regular prayers in their proper form as long as he could physically move. He made no excuses.

He was a soft spoken man but his spirit spoke with the thunder of truth. Hence all the enemies of Islam, from generals to sell out maulvies saw him as the enemy. His spirituality cannot be understood easily. He refused to ask for mercy when he was sentenced to death and was handed the clothes worn by those about to be hanged.

The Islamic state is inherent in the Qur'an and the authentic Hadith. In plain language it means:

Muslims must organize themselves [as symbolized in prayer.]

Muslims must be economically independent, as seen in the zakat system.

Muslims are ONE UMMAH, as seen in the Hajj.

The Qur'an is replete with Jihad verses. This is armed resistance, financial resistance, moral resistance. As a great Islamic leader of America, Imam Jamil al-Amin put it, "you are free to the extent to which you resist."

Muslim men and women must learn to work together against kufr and tughyan and nifaq.

The Prophet, pbuh, sacrificed all that he had, did the Hijra, set up the model Islamic community in Madina. After him, the Khulafa-e-Rahidoon set up the ideal society. All this naturally points to the emergence of the Islamic state in any time and age in which Muslims decide to follow the Sunnah.

If Muslims are minorities in USA and India, that does not mean that we should start cooperating with the oppressors, define Islam like other "spiritual" and individualistic religions and forget about Shoora and Jam'aa.

The people of America have powerful impulses towards good. They are our natural allies. However, if we focus on the elites in power and forget the people, we will have betrayed Islam. The same holds true of India. Think about it.

My love is with the people of Bangladesh. The conflict was between the power elites of East and West Pakistan. We were fooled and used by them to treat each other as strangers. Inshallah we will meet again with the Qur'an in our hands.



JI report
Large Protest Rallies in Six Major Cities

LAHORE- Sep24:Jamaat-e-Islamion Friday organized countrywide protest demonstration against the skyrocketing inflation and unemployment, warning the government to address the problems of the masses or get ready to go home.

The rallies and protest demonstrations against the anti-people policies of the PTI government were held in Rawalpindi, Lahore, Gujranwala, Peshawar, Karachi, Quetta and other cities. Thousands of people, holding national and JI flags and chanting slogans against the inflation and unemployment participated in the events.

JI Emir Sirajul Haq addressing a gathering in Gujranwala criticized the policies of the government and said the PTI failed to deliver, and lost people trust. He said the prime minister made tall claims to provide ten million jobs, built five million houses and bring reforms in every sector before coming into power. But, he added, the prime minister failed to honor his words and did nothing to address the problems of the masses. He said it was pity that the PTI befooled the masses in the name of Madina state. Where was the Madina state of the PTI government now, he asked. He said the government was incapable to fix the issues and put the country on track.

Sirajul Haq addressed the "Labor Convention" and demanded the government to fix minimum wages of the laborer as per the demands of the labor unions. He said the laborer, small farmers and the other segments of the society were badly affected by the skyrocketing prices of the food items, medicines, petrol, electricity and gas. He said the government must brought down the prices of basic commodities by 35 to 50 percent.

The JI Emir said the former and present governments did nothing for institution building and deprived the masses from even the basic facilities. He said the PTI, the PML-N and the PPP were the sides of the same coins and protector of the status quo. He said the masses should reject them in the election and vote for the JI to put the country on track.

War News

 War News

Mozambique [East Africa]

Troops from Rwanda, Burundi and South Africa [all non-Muslims] which had declared vicvtory against Islamic State -led fighters in the north turned out to be incorrect.

The Islamic fighters are advancing to the south and al-Jazeera is reporting continuing fighting as the Isslamics advance.

Pakistan [Sept. 24]

The Pak military is reporting that it has killed 6 local fighters in Baluchistan. It is also reporting that it has killed an IS commander [though Pakistan previously claimed there is no IS in Pakistan.]

In another clash one Pak soldier is reported killed and 3 wounded. [Dawn]

In Karachi, a mob attacked a police station and 2 people were kllled in police firing.

Ethiopian troops which had entered Sudan have been repelled. [Sept 26]

IS Resurgent. Increasing Battles.

September 26.
In Diyala province, Islamic State fighters used a roadside bomb and rifle fire to kill 5 regime security forces, including an officer, and injured 4.

September 23.
In the Hamrin mountains, after Islamic State fighters killed 12 of the Federal Police and injured scores of others, regime air strikes and pincer movement by ground forces killed 7 of the IS fighters.

September 12.
Baghdad regime launched a large scale military offensive in Mosul after ISIS forces returned to parts of the city. No results.
In Daquq area near Kirkuk, IS elements threw grenades killing 3 regime troops and wounding one.

Russian Bombing. American air strike., IS advances, pro-Turkish shelling. Assad artillery.

September 26. Turkish heavy artillery hit Communist Kurdish positions in northern Aleppo province.

In the eastern Homs desert IS fighters killed 4 militia organized by Russia from Palestinian secularists.

On the Irbid frontier, Assad artillery shelled 4 villages. One Assad officer was fatally injured in counter fire. Russia carried out 4 air strikes near Turkish positions. An officer in Russian backed militia in Idlib countryside killed .

A successful Russian air strike near Afrin [northern Aleppo province] killed 11 opposition fighters and wounded 14 in the al-Hamza brigade.

A woman was arrested for communicating with IS.

In the Tel Tamr area Turkish artillery hit Kurdish Communist positions and forced a Russian helicopter to withdraw.

September 25. Russian air strike killed an Albanian Muslim and a Syrian mujahid in northern Latakia [now under Islamic Turkestani control]

September 24.Syrian militia supporting Turkey exchanged heavy machine gun fire with Kurdish Communists in northern Aleppo province.

A land mine was used by IS to blow up an SDF vehicle [pro-America[ in Hasakeh province. [north east Syria]

In al-Raqqa city American helicopters let down troops who captured 3 IS fighters and burned down their house.

September 23. IS cells are attacking supporters of pro-US SDF. One killed with 6 bullets.

In the Sukhna desert [eastern Homs] ISIS killed the commander of an Assad militia and 2 Assad soldiers and injured 6.

September 20. An American air strike killed two allegedly al-Qaida fighters, one of them a Tunisian, in western Idlib.

News Within the U.S.

September 15, 1991
Memory of a great African American Sunni Muslim:
Yusuf Muzaffaruddin Hamid.

In the 1970s I visited an unforgettable African American Muslim. We could call him American Maudoodi.

He had set up a community center and mosque In the inner city of Washington D.C. At that time he was married to a Native American woman.

He was supported by a dedicated team of devout Muslims who not only knew America well but were determined to spread the message of Sunni Islam. [The word "Sunni" has to be emphasized because at that time America was replete with heterodox versions of Islam.]

We called him Muzaffaruddin because he was a natural leader and no one treated him lightly.

One big step he took was to go to Pakistan and stay with Maulana Maudoodi.

He then asked me to translate Jamaate Islami's Constitution into English which I did, very strictly and to the point.

He then asked me to translate Maudoodi's book al-Jihad fil Islam. It's a big book and the translation went on and on and was serialized in his newspaper titled al-Islam. It could not be completed.

His group was steadily increasing in numbers along with issues and complications. The Community Mosque then moved to Georgia and gradually I lost contact because I was in Canada.

He planned for the future and sent his son to study Islam in Pakistan. My aunt, a selfless and adventurous woman named Shima, helped him in this amazing venture.

He moved to Dominica, in the eastern Caribbean sea, and faced harsh opposition. He was against un-Islamic regimes and faced persecution.

He had health problems and finally died of leukemia in 1991.

In Washington and all over major American cities, he left inspiration and hope for the achievement of authentic Islam in America. Every now and then I meet devout Muslims who worked with him.

He was an extraordinary leader. speaker and organizer. A man of deep Islamic faith.

From Allah we come and to Allah we return.

News Within the U.S.

 News within the US

FDA approved Pfizer's COVID-19,
10 Years Approval?

by Sis. Aisha
[Jamaat al-Muslimeen]

Vaccine..I was watching a recent episode of The Community Cop on public access cable in Manhattan. The two co-hosts, Noel Leader and Michael Greys, have been outspoken about COVID-19 vaccine mandates and mainstream media misinformation about it. They are not advising people to get or not get vaccinated.

One of the topics mentioned was that the FDA approved Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine. The Community Cop co-hosts pointed out that it really is not a vaccine but, gene therapy, according to the patent. Michael Greys, in particular, stated that FDA approval for true vaccines can take up to ten years to be approved because of the testing and the studying of the results from it. However, these COVID-19 vaccines were allowed on the market after only four months.

Now that the FDA has "approved" Pfizer's COVID-19 "Vaccine" some activists believe that this will make it easier to force unvaccinated people to get it!

In New York, there has been a strong push to get people vaccinated using lures such as, free lottery tickets, Krispy Kreme donut offers, sports tickets, money, etc.

Former women's boxing champ and daughter of Muhammad Ali, Laila Ali, has been bombarded with criticism for supporting people who do not wear masks or get vaccinated. She stated that whether to mask or get vaccinated is a God-given choice. She also stated that those who chose not to do so should not be judged as taking COVID-19 less seriously.

Many people, particularly, from the Black community criticized Laila Ali mercilessly. One of the critiques is that she is remedial and a conspiracy theorist because she said that COVID-19 was made to "harm humanity." Michael Greys vigorously defended Ali and reminded viewers that many celebrities have been allowed to speak about the COVID-19 vaccine as long as they are in support of it. He said that Laila Ali is in the best shape of her life and specializes in fitness so, why is her intelligence being questioned?

Community Cop Show co-host Noel Leader also pointed out that discrediting Laila Ali made no sense when Dr. Faucci has contradicted himself on numerous occasions, saying:

Dr. Faucci is a walking contradiction.
Refusing to take the vaccine and/or speaking against taking it is being viewed as unpatriotic. Patriotism has always been the motivational tool politicians and their wealthy-backers have used to lead the American Idiots like sheep to slaughter. They rely on the American Idiot's short-term memory. The American Idiot forgets that, in the very beginning, medical experts stated that those with strong immune systems experienced less severe COVID-19 effects on their systems compared to their co-morbid counterparts.

So, if you already have a strong immune system, who is this COVID-19 Vaccine meant for? It was meant to lessen the severity of COVID-19 in people with weaker immune systems, particularly those with health issues such, diabetes and high blood pressure. But, now, government is mandating everyone to get the vaccine.

The Community Cop Show acknowledged that New York unions are very powerful, yet many of them have been silent on these vaccination mandates for even their own members. Many politicians don't stand a chance if these unions don't throw support their way during elections. However, when former Governor Andrew Cuomo mandated New York government employees to be vaccinated these unions were silent. Not a peep.

But, some Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) employees and the Tucson Police Union (Arizona) are suing over the mandates. The NYPD threatened to sue if police officers were mandated to get vaccinated. Unvaccinated officers must wear masks.

New York City Mayor de Blasio has mandated all city workers be vaccinated or submit to weekly COVID-19 testing. However, the Police Benevolent Association (largest police union in the world) is against the testing because officers will not be compensated while taking the time to get it. Mayor de Blasio has decided to use bully tactics by threatening to withhold the paychecks of city employees who do not submit to the weekly testing.

The vaccine mandates, which began in New York State are trickling out all over the country. As I stated before, it is either New York or California that set precedent for new laws to be followed elsewhere in America.

COVID-19, developed by scientists or not, is in the atmosphere and there is a chance that you may get it. Jabir bin Abdullah (r.a.) narrated that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said, "There is a cure for every disease. If the cure for a disease is met, the person will be saved from that disease with the permission of Allah." Who would dare say that the ONLY treatment for COVID-19 must be a "vaccine" injection, when even Allah Almighty doesn't impose such limitations for treating or curing diseases?

(Sources: Yahoo! News, YouTube: The Community Cop Show,

Guidance by Sis. Yasmin.

Assalam Alaikum Wa Rehmath Ullahi Wa Barkatahu'.

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ*~ said...
'If anyone transgresses and receives punishment in this world,
ALLAH is too just to repeat the punishment of HIS servant in the next.
And if anyone transgresses and ALLAH conceals it and forgives him, HE is too generous to go back upon a thing HE has forgiven.' {Alhamdullilah}
{Source: Al-Tirmidhi~ Hadith # 1023}

"Say {O Muhammad}
"O Allah! Possessor of the kingdom, You give the kingdom to whom You will, and You take the kingdom from whom You will, and You endue with honor whom You will, and You humiliate whom You will.
In Your Hand is the good. Verily, You are Able to do all things.
You make the night to enter into the day, and You make the day to enter into the night (i.e. increase and decrease in the hours of the night and the day during winter and summer), You bring the living out of the dead, and You bring the dead out of the living. And You give wealth and sustenance to whom You will, without limit (measure or account).
{Source: Qur'an' 3 Surat Ali 'Imran [Family of Imran A 26-27}
{Source~ 'Qur'an'~ Surat Al Baqarah~2 A # 281}
 Sis Yasmin

My 'Salaams' to all.
Y a s m i n.

Hadith of the Week

Anas ibn Malik reported:
The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said,
"Allah Almighty said: O son of Adam, if you call upon Me and place your hope in Me, I will forgive you despite what is within you and I will not hesitate.
O son of Adam, if you have sins piling up to the clouds and then ask for My forgiveness, I will forgive you without hesitation.
O son of Adam, if you come to Me with enough sins to fill the earth and then you meet Me without associating anything with Me, I will come to you with enough forgiveness to fill the earth."

Sunan al-Tirmidhī 3540
 Sis Kristi

[With thanks to Sis. Kristi]

 Islamic Thought

Pure Intention & Sincerity

As-slamu alaikum,
Ibn al-Mubarak (RA) said:
"How often does a small deed become big due to one's intention, and how often does a big deed become small due one's intention?"
Ibn al-Qayyim (RA) said:
"Be sincere in your aim and you will find the support of Allah surrounding you"

Pure intention and sincerity are the basis of every virtue!
So Intention may not be the only thing, but it is the most important thing.
Ya Rabb, help us keep our intentions pure.


Khalida Jarrar Released after Serving Two Years in Prison

Israeli authorities on Sunday have released Palestinian political prisoner Khalida Jarrar after serving two years in prison, Quds News Network reported.

Khalida Jarrar, who is a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), was detained in October 2019, eight months after she was released following 20 months in administrative detention without trial or charge, according to Al Jazeera.

She was held in administrative detention again until March this year when an Israeli military court charged her with "membership in an illegal organization" due to affiliation with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) political party, a charge over which she was previously imprisoned. Al Jazeera also reported.

Jarrar was elected as a member of the Legislative Council in the last Parliamentary elections held in 2006.
 Khalida Jarrar

In July, Israeli authorities refused to release her to attend the funeral of her daughter, Suha, QNN reported.

"It was very hard and painful to know that my darling Suha passed away, I have missed her too much. Please tell all my beloved ones to take care, I am strong," Jarrar told her lawyer after being informed about her daughter's death.

Currently, there are 4,650 Palestinian political prisoners in Isreali prisons, including 40 women, according to the Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association Addameer.



September 24
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Selected articles from New Trend were given to 45 Muslims after juma'.
With thanks to Br. Abu Talib.

Abingdon, Maryland
September 24
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[This is a very small masjid].


Chinese Uighur, Uzbek, Tajik celebrate Taliban victory.
Based on Qur'an.

Following the fall of the US-backed Afghan government of Ashraf Ghani on August 15, Uighur, Uzbek and Tajik jihadi groups widely celebrated the Taliban's "historic victory" over the "enemies of the Muslim Ummah".

In honor of the Taliban's rebuilding of the Islamic Emirate, leading Jihadi groups from Central Asia and China's Xinjiang Autonomous Region issued special congratulatory statements, echoed jihadi nasheeds (chants of jihadi glory), arranged a festive feast for their Muhajeers (who immigrated to spread Islam and wage jihad) and gloatingly booed the US military forces leaving Afghanistan on jihadi media.

Turkestan Islamic Party called on all Muslims to unite around the Taliban as one body

Uighur jihadists of the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP), formerly known as the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) from Western China, were one of the first to congratulate the Taliban victory. On August 16, in a statement of the TIP's Syrian branch, released by its propaganda arm, 'Muhsinlar', Uighur militants congratulated the Taliban's emir Haibatullah Akhunzada and all Afghan fellow believers on the restoration of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.

Notably, in its statement, TIP 'discovered' the root causes of the Taliban's victory in the Muslim holy book of the Quran, which refers to Surah al-Fatiha "Indeed, we have given you, o Prophet, a clear conquest" (48:1). The TIP further emphasized that "one generation of Muslims have sacrificed themselves for the religion of Allah, for today's boundless joy and rejoicing." The Taliban's victory is "a fruit of long and arduous struggle and God's big gift to Muslims worldwide", the statement reads.

The TIP's Syrian branch has called on all Muslims to make dua's (invocation of God) for the Afghan Mujahedeen, to cooperate and support their fellows of Taliban. Uighur jihadists emphasized the need for the integrity of the Islamic Ummah, which should be governed only by the rule of the Almighty as one nation and one country. At the end of the statement, TIP noted that "East Turkestan Mujahedeens, as an integral part of the Great Ummah, celebrated the historic victory of the Taliban with boundless joy, and will stand alongside them shoulder to shoulder."

 Remember Prisoners

Top levels of Pakistan are the most Corrupt.

Grisly Murder & Beheading of Upper Class Pakistani woman by Member of richest family.

Pakistani Social Media arte bursting with horrifying details of the murde of a top level Pakistani woman by her putative boyfriend. He held her hostage, raped and tortured her amd finally killed her and beheaded her.

CNN "The grisly murder of Noor Mukadam in the heart of Islamabad involving families from the privileged elite of Pakistani society has sparked public outrage, grabbed media attention and dominated headlines for over two months now.

Twenty-seven-year-old Noor Mukadam, daughter of former Pakistani diplomat Shaukat Mukadam, was murdered and beheaded in a posh neighbourhood of Islamabad in July. The police charged Zahir Jaffer, a US national and the heir to Jaffer Group of Companies - one of Pakistan's wealthiest families - with murder.

July 20: Noor's beheaded body found at Zahir Jaffer's residence

Noor's father, Shaukat Mukadam receives a call in the afternoon from the accused who tells him that Noor is not with him. Later, around 10 pm, he receives a call from the Kohsar Police Station, informing him that his daughter has been murdered.

Noor's body is found at Zahir Jaffer's residence in Sector F-7/4, Islamabad. Initial police reports claim that Noor was first shot and then beheaded. Zahir Jaffer - the prime suspect - is arrested from the scene and an FIR is registered against him at the Kohsar Police Station.

According to police reports, Zahir had blood all over his clothes. Investigators say the two were friends and that Zahir had held Noor hostage for two days before brutally murdering her.

July 21: #JusticeForNoor trends on social media

A day after Noor's shocking murder, Islamabad Police releases photos of the horrific crime scene and #JusticeForNoor starts trending on Twitter.

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10,000 in Pakistan
10,000 in Bangladesh

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  2. Ji for peaceful revolution
  3. Business Owners in NY vs C-19
  4. Sis. Yasmin: Ignorant complains about Allah
  5. War News: Pakistan, Syria, Chad
  6. New Trend's web site doing very well
  7. Du'a
  8. Hadith of the Week

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