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7 Shawwal 1443 AH - May 8 2022 Issue # 19, Newsletter #1966


 Dr Kaukab Siddique

Libya is one of the most important countries in the Arab world.

I had the occasion today [May 8] to attend a conference [by zoom] of the Libyan-American alliance led by Dr. Esam Omeish, a distinguished surgeon from Alexandria, Virginia.

The Libyan American Alliance launched its 2021 Annual Report and carried on insightful conversation on key issues affecting Libya. It discussed the Libya Stabilization Act, and the case against Khalifa Haftar who is due for deposition on May 9, 2022.

I was enthused by the recitation of the Qur'an which started the meeting. It was inspiring and focused on AMR bil MARUF and NAHI un il MUNKAR.

It is amazing that an American citizen, Khalifa Haftar, has been allegedly involved in serious crimes against the Libyan people and the Libyans in USA are trying to bring him to court.

The alliance is rallying Libyan Americans and is focusing not only on Haftar but also on the misdeeds of the Russian military Wagner group. Also involved is the UAE.

The speakers emphasized that the Libyan-American alliance is not connected financially or in any other way to any country or any group.

They use attorneys and PR persons to reach out to important and influential Americans in Washington.

If you can help , the address is:

Libyan American Alliance, 1800 K Street, # 1124, Washington, DC 20006

For questions:



Pak-Taliban brotherhood.

New Trend has received a video from Dr. T sent by famous commentator Orya Maqbul Jan, part of a series titled Harfe Raz [in Urdu] about unusual insight into current Taliban rule in Afghanistan [dated May 5]..

Aftab Ahmed, a retired officer, took a food convoy into Afghanistan's deep interior areas which are suffering from extreme lack of food. Here are the main points of the video:

  1. People are dignified and self respecting. There are no beggars despite suffering and economic need.

  2. Taliban fought NATO and the most powerful army in the world with meagre resources and light weapons. Twenty years of persistent struggle brought victory to the Taliban.

  3. Islam and faith in Afghan history are most important for the resistance forces.

  4. The astonishing victories came through knowledge of the territory and ability to get the support of the oppressed people.

  5. The Taliban love Pakistan and want brotherly relations.

War News

 War News


Civilians from Muriopol have been

In war propaganda, civilian losses are
reported and military losses are concealed.

What will Russia do next?


7 May 2022
Al-Jazeera reports.
Sisi Mourning

At least 11 members of the Egyptian military, including an officer, have been killed in an armed attack on the Sinai Peninsula, an army spokesman has said, adding that the security forces "foiled a terrorist attack" on a water-lifting station east of the Suez Canal.

Five security personnel were also injured in the attack.

[Mujahideen from ISIS are active in the Sinai, confronting both Egypt and Israe,]

{Readers of NT may not be surprised to know that Sisi is mourning but more surprising is that Lebanese so-called Hizb is condemning the mujahideen.]


Chaos and Varieties of Violence

May 8:
Al-Raqqa province. SDF and US helicopters captured an ISIS commander and two of his men.

Jabal al-Akrad, Latakia province. Heavy machine gun fire exchanged between Assad militia and jihad groups,

In al-Hawl refugee camp, 8 women were arrested by security forces for cooperating with ISIS.

ISIS supporters opened fire in the camp seriously injuring two people.

Syrian ruler Bashar Assad visited Tehran's leader Ali Khamenei and Iranian President Raisi. Both expressed complete support for each other.

In the areas held b y the Assad regime, armed robberies and murders are widespread. SOHR reports that there have been 49 murders in the last three months including 14 children.

In Hama province, Assad forces used a missile to kill 6 members of an opposition militia,

Near Damascus, Afghan militia supporting Iran fought each other, killing 7 including a child.

In Homs countryside, an intelligence person working for Assad was shot dead.

Turkish artillery and Syrians supporting Turkey hit Kurdish communist positions north of Aleppo.

Syrian forces supporting Turkey used rockets to kill two Assad troops north of Aleppo province.

May 7
Russian jets fired missiles in the Idlib countryside.

May 6
Rare occasion. Turkish and Assad artillery exchanged artillery fire in the El Bab area.

News Within the U.S.

 News within the US

Will legality of abortion be stopped?
America is being rocked by the
leaked ruling that Supreme
Court will end abortions on demand.

Let us wait and see,
Islam prohibited it 1400 years back
[with a few exceptions].



Person to Person

Masjid Fatima, Catonsville, Maryland

May 6, 2022. A six page Jamaat al-Muslimeen document taken from New Ttend was given to 25 Pakistani Americans . Steady rain stopped the activity.

The six-;pager included these items:

  1. Kashmir & India's Aggression by Dr. Firoz Kamal.

  2. What should be our masjid's message? Khutba by Dr. Kaukab Siddique.

  3. Rebuttal of India's propaganda movie "Kashmir Files" By Dr. G. N. Fai

  4. Rohingya Muslims tragedy by Dr, Abdul Malik Mujahid.

  5. Voices of Uighur [Chinese] Muslims by Rahima Mahmut

  6. War news. ISS Is expanding in Nigeria [al-Jazeera]

Guidance by Sis. Yasmin.

As-Salaam Alaikum Wa-Rahmatullahi Wa-Barakatuhu.
{Peace be upon you, and the Mercy of Allah and His Blessings.}

I hope you ALL had a very Happy and Peaceful Eid...
'Eid Mubarak' wa Kull 'aam wa Antum Bekhair.

[May Every Year Bring you
all Goodness & all the Best]

'Taqabala Allah Mina Wa Minkum Ajma`in'.

May Allah [Azzawajal] accept from all our Brothers & Sisters in Faith our Fasting, our Prayers and our Good Deeds...
May Allah [Azzawajal] bring with this Eid all the Blessings to the Muslim 'Ummah'
May He Guide it to what is Best in this Life and the Hereafter !
{'In Shaa Allah' Allah Humma Aameen'}


~Y a s m i n~
the Face of thy Lord, full of Majesty, Bounty and Honor"
{'Qur`an'- Surah Al-Rahman-55. A #26-27 }


Eid in America. 4 items.

End of Ramadan Pakistan Style.

I went for the last fast breaking [iftar] to a halal restaurant in Hanover, Maryland.

I have not seen so many upper-class Pakistanis in quite a while. They were dressed up, men, women and children.

The food was delicious beyond all limits, mostly buffet but also a la carte if you so wished.

The Islamic touch was there. Adhan when the fast ended, prayers outside next to the street, in series because there were so many people.

Unfortunately some of the people were not fasting and started eating before the fast ended.

The women did not pray. And no people of color, almost, were there.

When will Pakistanis learn to mingle with other races? That is the best da'wah.

Eid Mubarak Bro. Siddique!

At Masjid Malcolm Shabazz, the Imam revealed, during the Eid khutba (5/2/22), that there were Imams claiming to have seen the hilal in New York City when he knew they could not have because it was cloudy and rainy in New York City.

He also stated that sighting the moon is according to the Sunnah and lamented the fact that egos have driven clerics to create these hilal committees where the beginning and ending of Ramadan are when they decide.

It is a WDM mosque and the Imam stated that WD stated that Imams are running the hilal like a priesthood and that there is no priesthood in Islam.

(Name Withheld)


In Abingdon, Maryland, the Eid prayer gathering was in a ball room with chandeliers.

It was a large crowd including many women at the back.

Just about all the Muslim nationalities from overseas were there. Diversity was very much there. Several countries of Africa were represented as well as many from India, Arab countries and Pakistan.

The imam is well known for his support of the government. The organizer of the prayer gathering Is also staunch supporter of the government, or more correctly, the Republican party.

The organizer from India gave a long speech, as if he was giving the khutba. He was listing the great achievements of his masjid.

After the prayer, the imam gave the Eid khutba. Most people were talking to each other. Many were looking at their cell phones. It was impossible to hear the khutba.

He tried to be as loud as he could but with the .large crowd chattering, it was impossible.

After the khutba, people embraced each other and started eating cake slices, etc.

A dramatic message & Reminder about Sis. Aafia

At MCC, a beautiful mosque in Silver Spring, a woman with a bold placard was standing next to the gate. The placard urged the release of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui.

The woman was also calling on a loud hailer, wishing Eid Mubarak, urging people to notice the placard.

The woman was the famous activist Nadrat Siddique.

As the late model cars swept into the masjid, people in the cars started noticing the placard and started blowing their horns in support.

It was a very unusual call for freedom for Aafia.

A brother caught the entire scenario on video and now it is on face book.
Check it out!


Palestinian Foreign Ministry condemns Israeli PM's statements on al-Aqsa Mosque

RAMALLAH, Sunday, May 08, 2022 (WAFA) - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates today condemned a tweet published by Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett about al-Aqsa Mosque, considering the statement as an official Israeli recognition of targeting the al-Aqsa Mosque and its courtyards as well as the Jordanian Islamic Endowment.

Bennett's tweet exposes the lies of Israeli officials who always claimed the occupation's keenness to maintain the status quo at al-Aqsa Mosque, the ministry said in a statement.

In his tweet, Bennett said that all decisions related to the al-Aqsa Mosque and Jerusalem are solely taken by the Israeli government irrespective of any external considerations.

The ministry stressed that Bennett's statements showed racist colonialism with distinction, describing them as an official Israeli insistence on escalating the aggression against Jerusalem and its holy sites, foremost of which is the al-Aqsa Mosque.

The ministry slammed Bennett's statements as a flagrant violation of international law, the Geneva Conventions, and the signed agreements, stressing that such statements will lead to more escalation.

It considered these Israeli positions as a challenge to the international positions that demand the preservation of the historical and legal status quo at al-Aqsa Mosque.


As a human being and a Muslim, Don't Ignore these Facts.
[From the Guardian]

The United States, Canada, and several other governments have accused the Chinese government of committing crimes against humanity and genocide against the Uighur people, after evidence emerged that the Chinese government has forcibly sterilized Uighur women, separated children from families, and forbidden certain Uighur cultural practices. Uighurs (also spelled Uyghurs) are an ethnic group who are predominantly Muslim, speak a Turkic language, and live mainly in what is now the Xinjiang province in northwestern China. Since 2016, the Chinese government has targeted Uighur people with a vast surveillance system, heavy policing, mass detentions, and forced labor systems. Researchers estimate that more than 1 million Uighurs have been detained in a series of prison camps throughout the region.


Uighurs comprise less than 1% of China's overall population but historically were the majority in Xinjiang, a region China has controlled since 1949. As China has developed Xinjiang economically, the government has encouraged Han Chinese to migrate to the province. This migration has inflamed tensions between the Han majority and the Uighur minority. Since 2000, Uighurs have protested unfair treatment by the majority and multiple riots have broken out, including a riot in 2009 in which 200 people died.

Claiming this violence was caused by separatist-fueled terrorist groups, the Chinese government has responded in recent years with widespread repression targeting the broader Uighur population.

The government began implementing surveillance and policing tactics against the Uighur in 2016 that have arguably made Xinjiang one of the most heavily monitored places on earth. Uighurs are banned from fasting during Ramadan, naming their children with traditional Muslim names, and wearing "abnormal beards."

In 2017, the Chinese government began detaining large portions of the Uighur population in what they call "reeducation centers" but are reported to be prison camps. Eyewitnesses and human rights experts have reported that political indoctrination, torture, and forced sterilizations of women occur in these camps. More than one million Uighurs are thought to have been detained.

 Think About It

Record Breaking Outreach

New Trend's May 1 issue reached
313,791 Muslims
via face book.
including 31379 women

Articles by
Sis. Yasmin.
Dr. Firoz Kamal
Dr. Abdul Malik Mujahid
Dr. Fai
Dr. Kaukab Siddique

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