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7 Sha'ban 1443 AH - March 13 2022 Issue # 11, Newsletter #1958


 Dr Kaukab Siddique

Facts & Misinformation about the Russia vs Ukraine Battles

by Kaukab Siddique, PhD

The two sides are doing so much against each other that the reality is obscured.

So we seek help from our readers.

Please pick one from each side:


very large army but iits quality is poor. Reports indicate Russian columns running out of fuel. Also breaking down owing to lack of repairs.

Russia is hitting civilians.

They want to kill civilians.

They can't shoot straight and hit civilians while trying to hit military targets.

They think Ukraine rulers are Nazis.

Russian soldiers don't know why they are in Ukraine.

Civilians are taking up arms and taunting Russia.

It's all propaganda from western media.
Ukrainian side:

People including women are united against Russia.

People are not united. More than 2 million have fled.

Only women and children have fled.

Ukraine is winning but now Ukraine says 1300 of its troops have been killed.

Ukraine needs air force but Ukraine has air force and it has not been used.



JI message
via Qaiser Sharif

On march 10 several hundred people joined Jamaat Islami in the Lower Dir area of northeastern Pakistan.

JI leader Sirajul Haq congratulated them and said that the core values of Islam can save Pakistan from deep seated misleading ideas of the ruling party as well as the anti-people ways of.previous rulers.

Women's Rallies.
Earlier in Islamabad and other major cities women allied to JI rallied in support of islamic values of modesty and respect for women.

A huge rally of historic proportions by women was at Punjab University in Lahore.

War News

 War News

See Saudi Arabia in the right column.

For a third week there have been few Russian air strikes against ISIS which has advanced further into Homs, Raqqa and Deir ez Zor provinces.

Apparently Russia is putting everything into the invasion of Ukraine and also owing to bad weather. However on March 10 Russia carried out a few air strikes against ISIS in the al-Raqqa desert.

In lower Damascus province gunmen attacked a car of the brother of Assad, A supporter of Assad was killed but the brother of Assad escaped.

SOHR reports that areas held by the Assad regime are in chaos and instability.

The Assad regime fired numerous rockets into villages held by Islamic groups in Idlib and Latakia.. No hits or casualties reported.

Iranian militias are changing their positions owing to Israeli air strikes which have killed two Iranian special forces commanders. Iran is pledging retaliation. 5 militia of Assad were also killed in the Israeli strike.

Turkish artillery fire is reported from the Ain Issa area. Three children injured.

ISIS is helping women in the el-Hawl refugee camp in Hasakeh province. Some of these attempts have been foiled by SDF.
Forty people have been arrested by pro-American SDF for supporting ISIS.

An American supported convoy of 40 trucks is heading to al-Qamishli.

On March 10 in the Palmyra desert , 6 Assad regime troops were killed and 7 of their militia were wounded by mines planted by ISIS.

Ongoing exchanges of machine gun fire between Assad Iranian militias and Islamic groups in the Hama and Idlib countryside.

News Within the U.S.

 News within the US

Jussie Smollett Harmed The Black Community

Actor Jussie Smollett has been convicted. Black and homo, he had organized a fake attack on himself to blameTrump.

However two Nigerians whom he had paid handsomely to fake the attack, confessed.

Muslims should be leaders of the Black commumity.

People like Smollet are doing great harm to the community.

Even a Rich Black Man can be mistreated thus.

The director of hit superhero film Black Panther was mistaken for a bank robber as he tried to take money out of his own account in the US, a police report has revealed.

Ryan Coogler was briefly arrested after trying to withdraw $12,000 (£9,100) from the Atlanta bank in January.

The teller had reportedly told her boss she suspected an attempted robbery after misinterpreting the situation.

Mr Coogler told US outlet TMZ the "situation should never have happened".

However, the 35-year-old said Bank of America had since "worked with me and addressed it to my satisfaction and we have moved on".

According to the police report, which was obtained by the entertainment website, Mr Coogler - reportedly wearing a covid face mask, as well as sunglasses and a hat - handed the teller a withdrawal slip with a note saying he wanted $12,000 from his checking account.



Forthcoming Unique Presentation
by Dr. Ahmedullah

How the Exploitation of Bengal's Jute helped Britain to Expand its Trade World wide.

Wednesday, 23 March 2022, 6.30-8.30 pm, Conference Room, Idea Store Whitechapel, 321 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1BU
Jute is an indigenous fabric of Bengal, produced from a stem-like plant. It is a versatile, strong material. For centuries, the people of Bengal and others utilised the fabric for a range of practical everyday purposes, such as rope making to tie things, clothing to wear, packing bags to carry goods and decorative crafts.

Every part of the plant provides helpful something, including the young leaves that become a tasty vegetable when cooked and have medicinal properties. The jute stem, when dried, becomes a valuable item, utilised for firewood, wall fencing, construction materials and producing charcoals, and a range of other things.

The jute fabric played a vital role in Bengal's local, regional and international trade for many centuries before the advent of British rule. However, after the British conquest of Bengal in 1757, slowly this fabric came under the focus of the British East India Company. And then, it soon took off in a significant way, especially from the early 19th Century.

At first, the East India Company used handloom produced jute textiles to carry its trade goods. But from the 1830s, the Scottish city of Dundee managed to make machine-made yarn and textiles from its mills and factories. The mechanisation of jute production followed this in Calcutta (Kolkata) in the 1850s. Eventually, the jute fabric became the dominant carrier material for the growing world trade in commodities, raw materials and manufactured goods dominated by the British Empire.

Although other world areas, such as USA and Germany, also established mills and factories for processing jute, and handloom jute manufacturers continued to engage in their trade for a long time, Dundee and Calcutta became and remained the dominant producers and exporters of jute products. Dundee became known as Jutopolis, while Calcutta manufacturers were called Jutwallahs.

In this presentation, Dr M Ahmedullah tells the fascinating story of how - through growing and processing raw jute - the sweat of the farmers of Bengal facilitated the engine and expansion of the trade of the British Empire - from Australia to South America, from the USA to Asia,.

Invitation to Think

 Invitation to Think

Maulana Maudoodi's message to the Islamic activist..

"When we talk about implementation of the religion, it does not merely mean establishing the religion in the mosques or preaching some religious doctrines or etihcal formulas

We want thar when we have accepted Allah as our Creator, Allah should be obeyed in the home, the mosque, in the police station and the military cantonmenrt, in the high court and the parliament, in the governing cabinet and the embassy."

[Courtesy Engineer Intikhab Aalam, Pakistan]

Guidance by Sis. Yasmin.

*Bismillah Hir Rehman Nir Raheem*
'Assalaamu Alaykum Warahmatullah'

The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said---
'Siwak' cleanses the mouth and pleases the Lord'.
(Source~ al-Bukhaari in his Saheeh, 2/274, and by Ahmad, 6/47,
and al-Nisaa'i, 1/50.)

A Study Shows 'Miswak' Has Medicinal Properties that Toothpaste Lacks
IslamToday / Agencies
A study has revealed that the 'Miswak' - or teeth cleaning sticks commonly used in Arab and Asian countries, have greater value than toothbrush and toothpaste.

A group of dentists at King Saud University (KSU) has done a study revealing the medicinal properties of 'Miswak', while 'Miswak sales go up considerably in 'Ramadan'.

The study suggests that the beneficial effects for oral hygiene and dental health for those who have been using 'Miswak' are equal to, if not greater than, those of a toothbrush and toothpaste.

"Miswak has many medicinal properties and can fight plaque, recession of gums, tooth wear, bleeding gums and periodontal pocket depths," said the study, adding that the repeated process of using them releases fresh sap and silica (a hard glossy mineral), which acts as an abrasive material for the removal stains.

The study was conducted by a group of dentists led by Dr. Khaled Almas. The study explains that the Miswak also releases a substance that soothes toothache.

"It is also used to prevent smoking in adults and thumb sucking in children. It may also improve appetite and regulate peristaltic movements of the gastrointestinal tract," said the study.

Referring to the growing sales of Miswak, especially during Ramadan. Mubarak Al-Oraizi, a Miswak seller in Riyadh, said:
"Miswak sales have gone up in Ramadan, especially in Makkah and Madinah by nearly 300 percent."

Arif Aleem, a Bangladeshi salesman, who sits in front of a Riyadh masjid, said: "This is our season and we do brisk business in Ramadan every year. For me, it is fun sitting near the masjid, praying and talking to people, watching people coming and going and at the same time making money."

"And We send down from the Qur'an that which is a healing and a mercy to those who believe..."
['Qur'an' Surat Al-Isra' 17:82].

~ 'Salaams' to you ~
 Sis Yasmin
'Do Not Despair of the Mercy of Allah'.
{'Qur'an ~ Surat Az-Zumar~ 39 :A # 53 }
[ Source: "Study reveals medicinal properties of miswak" Arab News September.]

Hadith of the Week

Narrated by Abu Huraira,r.a.:
Allah's Apostle said,
"The deeds of anyone of you will not save you from the Hell Fire." They said, "Even you will not be saved by your deeds, O Allah's Apostle?" He said, "No, even I will not be saved unless and until Allah bestows His Mercy on me. Therefore, do good deeds properly, sincerely and moderately, and worship Allah in the forenoon and in the afternoon and during a part of the night, and always adopt a middle, moderate, regular course whereby you will reach your target (Paradise)."

Bukhari, Volume 8, Book 76,
Number 470
 Sis Kristi

[With thanks to Sis. Kristi]


Students at Georgetown University Oppose Trips to Israel

March 11, 2022: Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI):

These trips serve to present Israel in a positive light, whitewashing its regime of military occupation, apartheid, and settler-colonialism and its decades-long denial of Palestinian rights, including the right to education.

We salute the graduate and undergraduate students at Georgetown University who successfully prevented $30,000 in student funding from being used for an itrek propaganda trip to apartheid Israel.

These trips serve to present Israel in a positive light, whitewashing its regime of military occupation, apartheid, and settler-colonialism and its decades-long denial of Palestinian rights, including the right to education.

Israel has bombed and demolished Palestinian schools and universities, carried out military raids on campuses, including using live fire and tear gas, and imposed restrictions preventing travel to campus and abroad for scholarships.

Israel just this week announced new procedures further restricting entry permits for faculty members from abroad and international students wishing to teach or study at Palestinian universities.

The Georgetown students join hundreds of academic departments, programs, centers, unions, and societies and tens of thousands of scholars, researchers, students, and university staff worldwide who are standing up for Palestinian rights and urging accountability for apartheid Israel.

Many major human rights organizations now recognize Israel as an apartheid state, and Palestinians have long called for ending complicity in this regime at all levels, as was done to end apartheid in South Africa.

We also salute the Palestinian law students who roundly rebuffed itrek's deceitful attempts to co-opt Palestinian students, refusing to serve as fig leaves for Israel's regime of oppression.

We join the Palestinian law students and the Georgetown students in urging all students to reject itrek's propaganda trips and to work to ensure their university refuses ties with this organization's deliberate whitewash of Israel's war crimes and crimes against humanity perpetrated against Indigenous Palestinians.


Destruction of Muslim History in China
In 2002 and 2003, two targeted government interventions struck at the core of Muslim Uyghur Kashgar. The first such "intervention" was the demolition and restructuring of the areas around Id Kah, which separated the central mosque and square from the surrounding Uyghur community. The square lost its social function and religious symbolism.

The second intervention, the downsizing and elimination of open-air markets in Id Kah square as well as the areas around the old Sunday bazaar, diminished economic and social roles for urban and rural Uyghur businesspeople. New market halls, prefabricated stands, and supermarkets reduced business opportunities for local farmers, craftsmen, and traders, and subjected them to increased government control.

[Uighur Human Rights Prfjecty]

 Remember Prisoners

Ongoing Support for the release of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui & Imam Jamil from US prison.

According to info from Br. Mauri Saalakhan,, there will be a new rally for Sis. Aafia's release on March 19 in Washington DC at 12 PM.

The location will be issued soon.

Please donate for the Aafia movement's efforts.

Saudi Arabia

Very Serious Disturbances in the Saudi kingdom are Uncovered

The regime on March 12 uncovered a horror story. 81 persons have been executed in one day.

BBC reports that those executed are from: al-Qaida

Islamic State [ISIS}

Houthis from Yemen
[could be from the Shia minority covered by the word "Houthi/".

A Shia scholarr Shaikh Nimr was executed early on.

One Syrian.

Details are not available but human rights groups iindicate that rule of law or a justuce system does not exist in Saudi Arabia.

Readers might remember that Saudi dissident Kashoggi was strangled and his body was dissolved. The killers were very close supporters of the Crown Prince.

Osama bin Laden tried to overthrow the Saudi regime but did not succeed.

Islamic women are also in Saudi prisons.

Kingship is not allowed in Islam. This tribal regime is as far as you can get from Islam.

 Social Media

New record for New Trend's outreach via facebook,

The March 6th issue of New Trend reached 373,271 Muslims including 3,400 women

The main items were:

  1. Islam and the Ukraine issue by Dr. Siddique.
  2. Goats for Widows. by Mushtaq Ahmed.
  3. Allah is Merciful. Sis. Yasmin.
  4. Torture by the Assad regime [SOHR]
  5. Abu Zubayda water boarded 83 times.
  6. Chinese Uighur Muslims . [Human Rights Watch]
  7. Israel attacked fishermen [New Arab]

Political Prisoners :

Civil Discord Show

2022-03-14 Mon 11:03:50 ct