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2 Mohurram 1444 AH -July 31 2022 Issue # 31, Newsletter #1978

Latest Khutba

 Jummah Khutba

The Islamic New Year: for Struggle and Victory

On July 29, Br. Kaukab Siddique gave the juma' khutba at masjid Jamaat al-Muslimeen in Baltimore.

The crowd was very receptive and a friendly little black cat came to the podium, very friendly, as if it wanted to give the khutba. The cat belongs to the masjid but a Muslim neighbor wants the cat.

Here is a summary of the main points of the khutba:

Br. Kaukab began with recitation of 2:255 also known as ayatul kursi

Text: "The vanguard (of Islam)- the first of those who forsook (their homes) and of those who gave them aid, and (also) those who follow them in(all) good deeds,- well-pleased is Allah with them, as are they with Him: fort hem hath He prepared gardens under which rivers flow, to dwell therein forever: that is the supreme felicity." [9:100]

  1. Most Muslims don't know that the Islamic new year begins tomorrow. July 30, depending on the sighting of the crescent.

  2. The hijra calendar was implemented by Umar, r.a., the second rightly guided caliph of Islam. He had learned from the prophet about the miraculous crossing of the red sea by Moses and the Egyptian migrants into Palestine.

  3. An even greater event was the migration [hijra] of the Prophet, pbuh, and the sahaba, the Companions of the Prophet, from Makka to Medina. Thus Islam is not the religion of a territory or a tribe or a nation, but of the servants of Allah.

  4. The sahaba, at the direction of the prophet, set up the first Islamic state in Madina. The Islamic state is the basic requirement of Islamic identity.

  5. The oppressors and idol worshippers did not kept attacking the prophet even after he migrated from Makka. Finally the Muslims counterattacked and defeated the idol worshippers.

  6. The superpowers of that time, the Persians and the Christians sent huge armies to destroy the
    Islamic state which they thought might have been weakened by the passing away of the prophet.
    They also stirred up local tribes in Arabia.

  7. However both superpowers were defeated and demolished by the sahaba and the new converts
    to Islam. People like Khalid, r.a., Saad, r.a., Abu Sufian, r.a, numerous Islamic women who wanted to give their lives for Islam.

  8. The sahaba, prophet's companions are highly praised by Allah in the Qur'an. No one could defeat them.

  9. Those who had seen the Prophet's inspiring faith and conduct transformed people. Even now
    if a person reads the Qur'an with translation and understanding, becomes a different person,enlightened and spiritually illuminated and fearless.

  10. We must always put the Qur'an and authentic hadith first in our lives.
    We have many scholars today who are inviting the Muslims to be fearless and supporting the
    oppressed and downtrodden people.

  11. The genuine scholars today through their writings are inviting us to follow Allah and his prophet, pbuh. Note genuine scholars like Ibn Taymiyya, Usman Dan Fodio, Maulana Maudoodi, Ibn Abdul Wahhab, Allama Iqbal and countless others from whom we can get in touch with Qur'an and authentic hadith.

  12. Part 2:

  13. We must study the Quran and some hadith on a daily basis.

  14. Quran was revealed over 23 years. At least we should know which suras were revealed in Makka and which in Madina.

  15. Rights of women were revealed on an ongoing basis, from proper conservative marriages to equality.

  16. Women should be able to teach us. They even taught Imam Bukhari. Talking down to women is a major blunder.

  17. Don't marry non-Muslims. [Br. Kaukab's fatwa forbidding marriage with non-Muslims was distributed after the prayers.]

May Allah forgive our sins and shortcomings.

Hot off the Presses.
Latest book by Kaukab Siddique

Return to Pakistan: Media Perspectives on Bush's Iraq and Afghanistan Wars.
200 pages. $30.

The writer looks at the thought of outstanding Islamic thinkers who provided the historic development of Islam in modern times. Also included are interviews with the leaders of the Red Mosque and the Women's Seminary in Islamabad.

Recent book

Hadith and Women by Kaukab Siddique
P.O. Box 84, Oxford, Pa 19363, USA



Masses Abandoned by new Rulers as they were by PTI of Imran.
by Qaiser Sharif

Lahore: July 26: Jamaat-e-Islami Emir Sirajul Haq has called for grand dialogue among political parties in parliament.

Addressing a press conference at Mansoorah on Tuesday, he said the country could no longer afford the worst polarization as the dialogue was the only option left to bring Pakistan out of prevailing crises.

The JI was ready to host the negotiation if the political parties were willing, he offered.

The ruling parties, he said, had already converted the parliament into rubber stamp-body and one of them was criticizing the Election Commission of Pakistan. It was first time in the history that political leaders and workers were openly attacking the judges of the Supreme Court, he said. The situation, he added, had reached to the point where every institution was made controversial.

"Don't drag the judiciary into political conflicts," he suggested to the politicians, asking them to reflect maturity and come to the table to settle their disputes. In case of politicians' failure, he warned, the country could meet an irreparable loss.

He also criticized three ruling parties for seeking establishment support time and again to remain in power, saying the latter also came under severe criticism for not keeping its neutrality intact defined in the Constitution of Pakistan.

The role of establishment, he said, was being questioned frequently particularly after the General Election of 2018. The PTI, he added, had failed to deliver in three and half years and now the unity government of the PDM and the PPP was also following the past policies, ignoring the masses who were under constant burden of inflation and faced hours long load shedding. Hundreds died and thousands of houses washed away in rains and floods in parts of the country, he said, adding the rulers had long been abandoned the poor, focusing on the protection of self-interests.

To a question, he said the election without reforms would prove a futile exercised, considering the prevailing situation. No one would be ready to accept the polls' results if they held without the agreement of political players on election process, he said. The JI, he said, wanted polls under the principle of proportional representation, adding it was the only way to get rid of the politics of electable.

He said the institutions and politicians should surrender before the Constitution. The JI, he said, wanted the supremacy of law and Islamic system in the country.

JI Deputy Secratry General Muhammad Ashgar and Information Secretary Qaisar Sharif were also present during the presser.

News Within the U.S.

 News within the US

Covid Vaccine Adverse Events

9-Year-Old With No Pre-existing Conditions Died 2 Weeks After Pfizer Shot, Latest VAERS Data Show | 29 July 2022

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today released new data showing a total of 1,357,940 reports of adverse events following COVID-19 vaccines were submitted between Dec. 14, 2020, and July 22, 2022, to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). That's an increase of 6,990 adverse events over the previous week.

The data included a total of 29,790 reports of deaths -- an increase of 155 over the previous week -- and 247,686 serious injuries, including deaths, during the same time period -- up 1,010 compared with the previous week.

Of the 29,790 reported deaths, 19,236 cases are attributed to Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, 7,917 cases to Moderna, 2,584 cases to Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and no cases yet reported for Novavax.



Person to Person

New Trend July 24 issue reached 59,879 Muslims via facebook , Of these 10,000 reached Muslims in South Africa.

War News

 War News

Resurgence of ISIS. 4 attacks in one night

2022-07-25 08:44
Shafaq News/ The President of the Kurdistan region, Nechirvan Barzani, on Sunday urged the Iraqi political forces to join hands to face ISIS resurgence after last night's attacks against the security forces in Baghdad, Kirkuk, Saladin, and Diyala.

"Last night's series of attacks by ISIS on the Iraqi armed forces and the federal police in Baghdad, Diyala, Salahaddin and Kirkuk, which killed seven people and injured more than 20 others, is a serious alarm," the President said in a statement on Monday.

"The ISIS movements, its reinforcement and the expansion of its attacks pose real threats to the security and stability of Iraq, which must be taken seriously and responded to decisively," he added, "to counter the threat of ISIS, more effective cooperation and coordination between the army, the armed forces, Peshmerga and security agencies in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region are needed."

"The international coalition against ISIS must continue to support Iraq and the Kurdistan Region in that objective."

"The security and political conditions in Iraq require all Iraqi forces and parties to overcome the difficulties together. Political tensions should no longer disrupt security and stability of the country and cause further strengthening of ISIS."

"I extend my condolences to the families of the fallen heroes and share their grief. I wish the wounded a speedy recovery," he concluded.

Syria [From SOHR and Reuters]

Russian bombing, Turkish artillery, ISIS raids

July 31
Assad and Kurdish Communist forces clashed with Syrian militias supporting Turkey for two days in northern and eastern Aleppo countryside.

July 30
Heavy exchanges of machine gun fire between Assad regime and Islamic group Fath al-Mubeen in Latakia province, southern Idlib and Hama countryside.

Two children were killed when Assad regime fired artillery in western Aleppo countryside.

ISIS attacks killed 7 Assad troops in the desert of Deir ez Zor. ISIS also attacked SDF which has US support killing 5 SDF.

Russian air strikes killed a number of ISIS fighters while US troops are helping SDF track IS raiders and captured 2 IS.

July 28
Artillery from Assad and SDF forces injured 4 Turkish soldiers and 5 Syrians supporting Turkey north of al-Raqqa.

Turkey is using drones to target SDF [supported by US] in Hasakeh province,

In al-Suwaida province near Damascus, Druze tribesmen went into heavy clashes with Assad troops leading to death of 6 Druze and 10 Assad troops who were driven out.

Invitation to Think

 Invitation to Think

The Real Auschwitz Chronicle. By Carlo Mattogno.

Holocaust Handbooks, Vol. 48: The Real Auschwitz Chronicle:

Based on thousands of documents, the events of the Auschwitz Camp are reconstructed day by day, and parallel to this, it is shown which witch brew made out of it by the Polish, Jewish and Allied propaganda.

This book will replace Danuta Czech's highly flawed and deficient Auschwitz Chronicle, an orthodox compendium of lies and deceipts which should be relegated from the non-fiction library section of to fiction section.

The book's first draft has been submitted, now we fill it in with more documents and events.

Guidance by Sis. Yasmin.

Allah's Anger in Three Affairs.

Bismillaah, wal-Hamdulilaah, was-Salaatu
was-Salaamu 'Alaa Rasoolillaah.
As Salaamu 'Alaykum wa Rahmatullaahi wa Barakatuh.
Quotes of allah quotes 002
{ SOURCE : 'QUR'AN'~ Surat Al -Hadid [The Iron] 57 A # 4 }
~Sufyaan Ath-Thawree (Rahimahullaah) said...
Be mindful of Allah's Anger in Three Affairs
  1. /~Be mindful of falling short in that which
    you have been commanded {!}
  2. /~ Be mindful that HE sees you whilst
    you are not pleased with what HE has
    portioned for you of the 'Dunya' !
  3. /~Be mindful that you seek for something
    from the worldly life and do not find it.
    so you become Angry with your Lord."

~My 'Salaams' to all ~
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'- Surah Al-Rahman-55.26-27 }
'Wasting time is Worse than Death!
Because Death Separates you from this World
Whereas wasting Time Separates you from Allah'.
Ibn Qayimm Al-Jawziyyah(r)


Unarmed 16 Year Old

By Zena Al Tahhan
Published On 29 Jul 2022

Ramallah, occupied West Bank - A 16-year-old Palestinian has been shot dead by the Israeli army in the village of al-Mughayyer, near the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah, according to the Palestinian health ministry and witnesses.

The ministry identified the youth as Amjad Nashat Abu Alya, saying he was shot with a bullet to the chest on Friday afternoon.

Hidden History of Massacre

Declassified documents have revealed fresh details on the planned murder of Palestinian civilians during the Kafr Qasem massacre, when an Israeli commander advised troops that "it was desirable for there to be a number of fatalities".

Fifty Palestinian civilians, including children, elderly residents and a pregnant woman, were killed by Israeli troops as they returned home from work. They had no knowledge the village had been placed under curfew.

According to the trial transcripts of Chaim Levy, who commanded the Israeli army in Kafr Qasem, the troops knew their victims were unarmed civilians who had not been informed about the curfew.

"The same goes for them as anyone else," Levy said he was told by a commander, regarding the civilians.

In one exchange during his trial, Levy was asked: "Doesn't your reason tell you that 'violating a curfew' means by someone who knows that there is a curfew?" Levy said he agreed.


Four Million Displaced

Bangladesh is experiencing the worst floods in more than a century, which have already killed at least 32 people.

So far, four million people have been displaced and authorities have issued warnings as the water levels are expected to remain high in the country's north-eastern region, including Sylhet and Sunamganj.

In the past couple of months, villagers in north-eastern Bangladesh have crowded makeshift refugee centres as the massive floods continued to wreak the country. .

War News

What happened to women who supported ISIS?
At Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's appeal Muslim women from around the world came to Syria and Iraq and joined ISIS.

Among them wes Lisa from Ireland who spent time with the fighting groups till the combined air forces of NATO destroyed the Islamic State.

Usually BBC is ferocious in its attacks on Islamic forces. But Ireland took a different attitide. Lisa was given 15 months, very light by comparison and the judge praised her resilience and her care for her child.

She kept her hijab and Islamic dress on through the trial


New Report
Stop Attempts to Erase Muslim Identity in China

July 26, 2022
The Coalition to End Forced Labour in the Uyghur Region calls on corporations, in all countries, to sever all relationships with Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC) companies and their subsidiaries.

The call follows the release of a new report, Until Nothing is Left, providing alarming insights into the systemic repression of Uyghurs by the XPCC - the Chinese government's state-run paramilitary corporate conglomerate.

The XPCC operates in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China (Uyghur Region), where it systematically abuses Uyghurs and other Turkic and Muslim majority peoples by operating internment camps with forced labour. The report, published today by the Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice at Sheffield Hallam University, identifies warehouses and logistics companies that are known to source from the XPCC.

The report explores the XPCC's activities, since its founding in 1954, that repress the majority Turkic and Muslim population in the Uyghur Region and erase their culture. The XPCC functions as a regional government, a bureau of prisons, a media empire, and an education system.

New research and aggregated data examine the XPCC's role in driving the crimes against humanity being committed in the Uyghur Region, its engagement in systematic forced labour, and its role in exporting - and thereby tainting world markets with - products made with forced labour.

"The main purpose of the XPCC is to control, intimidate, disperse, and ultimately break down the Uyghur people until there is nothing left of their culture," said Laura Murphy, Professor of Human Rights and Contemporary Slavery at the Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice at Sheffield Hallam University and one of the authors of the report. "The corporate empire that it has built on the backs of its forced labour programs has a huge footprint in the global economy, and it's essential that world leaders in both business and government stand against the XPCC and its violations of human rights. As long as companies around the world continue to source from XPCC subsidiaries, Uyghurs and other local peoples in the region will continue to suffer."

In the XPCC's system, residents are "re-educated" and stripped of their culture through a program of forced labour, abuse, and indoctrination. The report provides satellite imagery of significant expansion of the prison system between 2015 and 2019, noting that, "in the last several years, it has become difficult to distinguish between the XPCC's prisons and its internment camps."
The report also examines the XPCC's embrace of labour transfer schemes and use of forced labour to discipline and control the population's mobility and reap the financial benefits. With up to 20% of all cotton-based products and 10% of the world's polyvinyl chloride (PVC) coming from the Uyghur Region, there are enormous profits that result from the XPCC's crimes against humanity.

The report also looks at the businesses benefiting from relationships with the XPCC. A robust list of warehouses and logistics companies that are known to be purchasing cotton from the XPCC is included; this list is a resource for companies looking to cut ties with all partners with links to the XPCC. It is also a source for authorities charged with enforcing legislation banning the import of forced-labour made goods or imposing sanctions on responsible individuals, like the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act in the U.S. and global Magnitsky sanctions.

Researchers issued a series of recommendations in response to the XPCC's insidious involvement in human rights violations. These include: Businesses should end all sourcing from XPCC companies and subsidiaries, and development finance institutions and investment banks should end all investments in, and retract all contracts with, XPCC entities; and Governments should implement import bans on goods made with Uyghur forced labour, require importers to disclose identifying information about their suppliers and manufacturers, and publicly disclose customs data .

 Remember Prisoners

Early History of Aafia Siddiqui
by Mauri Salakhan

Dr. Aafia Siddiqui came to America from Pakistan as an 18-year-old student. She attended the University of Houston (Texas) as a freshman, before matriculating to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston, where she earned her bachelor's degree in biology. She later earned her Ph.D. at Brandeis University, with an academic focus on "How Children Learn" (the title of her thesis).

Not long after the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001, Aafia and her former husband, Dr. Amjad Khan (a practicing physician), decided to return to Pakistan as a result of the corrosive post-9/11 hostility toward law-abiding Muslims throughout America. In December 2002, following an acrimonious separation and divorce, Aafia decided to go back to the U.S. to pursue work in her professional field. Shortly thereafter, however, she returned to Pakistan.

In 2003, the U.S. Department of Justice under Attorney General John Ashcroft publicly identified Dr. Aafia Siddiqui as someone believed to be an "al-Qaeda facilitator." In March of that year, after departing her family's home in Karachi to visit an uncle in Islamabad, the taxi in which she and her three young children were traveling was stopped. Aafia and her children were forcibly removed, then they disappeared without a trace. (The two oldest, Ahmed and Maryam, are American citizens by birth. Suleman, who was only six months old at the time of their abduction, remains missing to this day.)

In 2008, four Muslim men escaped from the U.S.-run prison at Bagram, Afghanistan and recounted their observations and experiences in a series of interviews. They told stories about a Pakistani woman (known only as "Prisoner 650") who was routinely tortured at the prison. Additional details about this mysterious woman led those in the know to suspect she might be Dr. Siddiqui.

Political Prisoners :

Civil Discord Show

2022-08-01 Mon 15:24:22 ct