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12 Rabi al-Awwal 1443 AH - October 9 2022 Issue # 41, Newsletter #1988


Books Worth Reading

by Kaukab Siddique, PhD
During the three weeks when I was not well and could not go to work, I had the opportunity to read books.

One of the best is The Issues of Islamic Revival by Dr. Firoz Kamal. It is a 446 page book sent to me personally autographed by the author. I have dipped into it here and there and here is a nugget which should make every Muslim think:

"In the Muslim world, the west's military occupation has formally ended. But the cultural and ideological occupation still thrives. In the former colonies, imperialists' armies may not be visible in uniforms but their soldiers - both the natives and the westerners- are still present in thousands to promote their ideas, culture, values, education, politics and commerce. They work both in civil and military establishments of the former colonies. Therefore even after the formal departure of the imperialists, their way of thinking, living, eating, drinking, dressing and politics didn't die out, rather flourished. In such a conducive and ideological milieu, the westerners enjoy a huge advantage in Muslim lands. As fish freely swim in the water, they too , freely roam in these former colonies." [p. 126]

How true. In the smallest detail, Pakistanis like to shave to look like the "gora" sahibs!

A book titled

In America we are surrounded by the constant publicity of the Israelis who have occupied Palestine. No one dare contradict them. On line I have been introduced to a group of scholarswho have taken on the most gruesome stories of the attacks on the German forces who fought against Russia in World War II. I want to buy this book. Here is the introduction:

"Before invading the Soviet Union, the German authorities set up special units meant to secure the area behind the German front. Orthodox historians claim that these units called Einsatzgruppen primarily engaged in rounding up and mass-murdering Jews. This study sheds a critical light into this topic by reviewing all the pertinent sources as well as material traces. It reveals on the one hand that original war-time documents do not fully support the orthodox genocidal narrative, and on the other that most post-"liberation" sources such as testimonies and forensic reports are steeped in Soviet atrocity propaganda and thus utterly unreliable. In addition, material traces of the claimed massacres are rare due to an attitude of collusion by governments and Jewish lobby groups." Set of two volumes.

Available from:
Committee for Open Debate on the Holocaust | PO Box 20774, York, PA 17402


Iran Regime Seems Determined to Crush its People

8 Oct 2022
Schoolgirls chanted slogans, workers went on strike and street clashes erupted across Iran as protests over the death of Mahsa Amini entered a fourth week in defiance of a bloody crackdown.

Anger flared after the 22-year-old Iranian-Kurd's death on September 16, three days after she was arrested by "morality police" for an alleged breach of Iran's strict dress code for women.

An investigation found Amini died of a longstanding illness rather than "blows" to the head, Iran said on Friday, despite her family reportedly saying she had previously been healthy.

But the protests continued on Saturday even as President Ebrahim Raisi posed for a group photograph with students at Tehran's all-female Al-Zahra University to mark the new academic year.

The government has described the protests as a plot by Iran's enemies including the United States, accusing armed dissidents - among others - of violence in which at least 20 members of the security forces have been reported killed.

Raisi addressed professors and students. "They imagine they can achieve their evil goals in universities," state TV reported. "Unbeknownst to them, our students and professors are alert and will not allow the enemy to realise their evil goals."

In Amini's hometown Saqez, in the western province of Kurdistan, schoolgirls were heard chanting "Woman, life, freedom" and seen marching down a street swinging headscarves over their heads, in videos the Hengaw rights group said were recorded on Saturday.

In another video it shared, a group of girls could be heard chanting the same phrase as they entered a school in Sanandaj, the capital of Kurdistan province.

Gruesome videos were widely shared on Twitter of a man who appeared to have been killed while sitting at the wheel of his car in Sanandaj, where gunfire was heard in other footage.

A police official said security forces did not use live rounds and the man was killed by "counter-revolutionaries", the state news agency IRNA reported.

Al Jazeera

 News within the US

Support Assange who Uncovered what US was doing in Iraq

by Victoria Lynn Hall

Time is running out for Julian Assange and Press Freedom. Only mass public pressure is going to bring this man home and fight back against the political persecution of journalists. Attend this event or one in your area or organize one if there isn't one. And please share this event. Take action. You can make a difference.

War News

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SOHR reports
October 9 Turkey and Syrians supporting Turkey shelled SDF held areas in Ain Eissa causing huge damage. Turkey also shelled Ai-Abyad countryside.

In areas of Lattakia controlled by Islamic groups Turkey is using cement blocks to build a check point at a strategic position.

ISIS used an IED which injured Assad troops in the Jabal al-Bishri area.

Assad artillery shelled Idlib countryside.

In north west Hama Assad forces and Fath al Mubeen exchanged fire with light losses on both sides.

In Kobani area 4 Assad border guards were killed by Turkish artillery fire.

October 8
In Deraa province unidentified machine gunners killed an Assad officer and injured another.
Tutkish shelling killed an Assad army officer east of Aleppo.

October 7
Russian air strikes on Islamic military camps in Idlib.

Several Afghan Shia militia and Iranian militia were killed in a battle with ISIS in eastern Homs desert.

Zahedan, Iran

Iranian Massacre of Sunnis who Protested rape of 15 Year old by Police Chief.

Thu, October 6, 2022 at 6:26 AM·
Iranian security forces have massacred over 80 people in the southeastern city of Zahedan in Sistan-Baluchestan province, in a crackdown on protests that erupted as Iran is convulsed by nationwide demonstrations, rights activists charge.

President Ebrahim Raisi has ordered an investigation into the unrest that started on September 30 after Friday prayers, which officials have characterised as attacks by "extremists" on police stations.

Activists however say the horrifying images of bloodied corpses with bullet wounds are emblematic of Tehran's repressive polices towards a poor ethnic minority region.

- Where did the killings take place?

Zahedan is the main city of Sistan-Baluchestan, Iran's poorest region, on the border with Pakistan. Zahedan is one of Iran's few Sunni-majority cities and the region is populated by the Baluch ethnic minority who adhere to Sunni Islam rather than the Shiism predominant in Iran.

Activists have long complained the region has been the victim of discrimination by Iran's Shiite clerical leadership, with disproportionate numbers of Baluch killed in clashes every year and also hanged in executions.

The region has been the scene of attacks on the Iranian security forces that Tehran has blamed on Sunni extremist groups, while the border area is also seen as a hub for drug smuggling by armed gangs.

Amnesty International said that in 2021 at least 19 percent of all executions were of members of the Baluchi minority, who it said make up five percent of Iran's population.

"Killing Baluch does not cost much for the Iranian government," said Abdollah Aref, director of the UK-based Baluch Activists Campaign (BAC).

-What sparked the protests?
The unrest erupted two weeks into nationwide protests in Iran over the death of Mahsa Amini, who had been arrested by the notorious morality police.

However the trigger for the protests were accusations that a regional police chief had raped a 15-year-old-girl in custody in the port city of Chabahar, also in Sistan-Baluchestan. It is not clear why she was detained.

The accusation had been made public last month by the Friday prayer leader in the town of Rask south of Zahedan, prompting protests that then spread to the main city of the region.

-What was the chain of events?
According to Aref, a protest was planned after Friday prayers in Zahedan on September 30. Demonstrators then headed to the police station to protest the rape and also shouted slogans against supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Amnesty said "a minority" of protesters threw stones at the police station. Security forces responded by firing "live ammunition, metal pellets and teargas", including from the roof of the police station.

The protests then spread across the city, targeting other police stations, said Aref. "The police sought to send a message," he added.

Internet monitor Netblocks reported access disruptions in Zahedan.

-How many people were killed?
According to Amnesty, 82 people have been killed, with 66 losing their lives on September 30 alone, including three children.

The protest "was bloodily suppressed by security forces. It has since been named Zahedan's 'Bloody Friday'," said Norway-based group Iran Human Rights (IHR).

Influential Sunni cleric Molavi Abdol Hamid charged that "a group of officers... opened fire Friday evening on a crowd that gathered around a mosque, killing and wounding multiple young people".

But state media has put the death toll from the events at 20, including six members of the security forces.

Aref said the death toll was accentuated by a shortage of blood and bandages, meaning many of the wounded died from their injuries.

He added: "Many did not go to hospital for fear of being arrested. They preferred home treatment but then lost a lot of blood."

Amnesty said that, according to its evidence, "the majority of victims were shot in the head, heart, neck and torso, revealing a clear intent to kill or seriously harm."
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian on Wednesday blamed the violence in Zahedan and elsewhere in Iran on "foreign interventionists, organised agents and terrorists".

-What is the situation now?
Aref said the situation in Zahedan has calmed, although new protests were possible after weekly prayers this Friday.

But he added many people had been arrested in a clampdown on participants in the protests, although the precise figures were not clear.

Security forces used aerial drones and facial recognition technology to identify protesters and arrest them, he said.

Reports said that Taftan, the main border crossing east of Zahedan between Iran and Pakistan's Balochistan province, had been closed in the wake of the unrest.

Meanwhile executions of Baluch have continued. Four of five people who were hanged at the weekend in the prison in the city of Mashhad for drug related crimes were Baluch, IHR said.

Out of 251 people executed in Iran this year, 67 were Baluch, it said.
[Yahoo News and others.


Indian Muslim Leader Questions Modi on Uighur Muslims

All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi on Friday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to explain why India abstained on a draft resolution at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) calling for a debate on the human rights situation in China's Xinjiang region.

Taking a dig at Modi, Owaisi asked if the former was "scared of offending (Chinese President) Xi Jinping."

"Will the PM Modi saheb explain the reason for India's decision to help China out in the UNHRC on the Uighur issue by choosing to abstain from an important vote? Is he so scared of offending Xi Jingping, whom he met 18 times, that India can't speak for what is right?" the AIMIM leader tweeted.

Will the PM Modi saheb explain the reason for India's decision to help China out in the UNHRC on the Uighur issue by choosing to abstain from an important vote? Is he so scared of offending Xi Jingping, whom he met 18 times, that India can't speak for what is right?
— Asaduddin Owaisi (@asadowaisi) October 7, 2022

Hadith Guidance from Sis. Yasmin

'Assalam Alaikum Wa Rehmath Ullah'
 Assalam Alaikum Wa Rehmath Ullah


by Br. Nisar

Last week after finishing my 'Fajr' Salah I spotted

a man in a corner of the 'Masjid',

supplicating to Allah.

The man was in a very simple dress

and was literally weeping...!

That aroused my interest as I have discovered many potential chances to help the needy from people

who don't beg before men but

they approach only Allah...!

This man had a pitiful face and a huge body,

I would say obese. I sat little far from him and waited for him to finish his duas.

Meanwhile his phone rang

and he spoke in a painful tone.

I could sense the immense pain in his words.

he was saying to someone on the phone...

'Right now I am sitting in the 'Masjid'

before Allah and He is the only hope'.

I was more curious about his sorrows

so I waited to talk to him.

Finally he finished and got up to leave.

I hurried to him and greeted him.

he was still wiping his tears.

I asked him: Akhee ! Is everything okay ?

he replied: My niece is serious in Hospital.

I responded him:

'Do you need some money' ?

(though I am not wealthy but I love to be a response for someone's Dua)

Suddenly he looked up at me and hugged

me then he wiped his tears

and we walked out of the Masjid.

He was still not in a position to talk so I put my hands on his shoulder and whispered...

'I have some savings with me in case it's your emergency'.

We had reached in the parking of Ajman's big Masjid and he was still quiet.
Then he put his hand in his pocket and I saw a car key hanging on a beautiful key chain.
The man got emotional and this time he patted my shoulders and said---
'That's how we should hand over our matters to Allah even if you can afford.
Before or while using our sources
Allah should be our first option...!
That is my Super Market and
we are very rich Alhamdulillah
but nothing works like an earnest Dua'.

Saying this, the rich man thanked me and walked away towards his car.
He lived in a huge villa nearby
but was a beggar before Allah.

I stood there stunned to discover one more common man leaving a huge impact of
'Tauhid' and 'Tawakkul'on me...!

He was right---
Allah should always be our first option.

I went back to the 'Masjid' and started making my own Duas to Allah.
Surely some people breeze into our lives
but work like a storm ...!!!

{'Subhan Allah'}

~Y a s m i n ~

*Never Despair Of The Mercy Of Allah*
"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 }

[Source: Article By Nisaar Nadiadwala]



United Islamic Rally in Lahore's Main Street Opposes use of transgender issue to Undermine our culture.
by Qaiser Sharif

LAHORE: Oct 07: Jamaat-e-Islami Emir Sirajul Haq has said the transgender law has nothing to do with the rights of the trans community rather it was an attempt to attack the ideological basis of the Muslim society.

The government reluctance to repeal the law would force the people to hold long march against it, he said while addressing a protest demonstration at The Mall against the trans act on Friday.

Representatives of different religio-political parties also addressed the protestors.

Sirajul Haq also warned the government against introducing amendment in article 62 (1) (f) of the Constitution, saying the millions of Muslims had not rendered sacrifices for secular Pakistan but their objective was to establish an Islamic welfare state.

The apparent fight among the ruling political parties was only for self-interests as they were all on the same page when it came to matter of imposing western secular agenda in the country, he said.

Religious parties, Council of Islamic Ideology had rejected the trans law and the Constitution also did not permit legislation against Quran and Sunnah, he said, issuing warning to the rulers not to be the tools of the secular lobbies.

If the rulers remained stubborn in their act, the nation would never forgive them, he said.

Sirajul Haq clarified the JI always wanted the trans community should be given all their rights. But, he said, the masses would not permit vulgarity in the name of any law.

He said the JI would hold a long march to save the ideological basis of the country while the others held protests for their self-interests and to attain power.

He said the JI would resist any move to bring damage to the Islamic provisions of the constitution. He appealed to the masses to be part of the JI struggle to transform Pakistan into Islamic welfare state.


 Assalam Alaikum Wa Rehmath Ullah

New Trend's web site is doing quite well.
It received 59116 hits in September,

It is also hosting three translations of the Qur'an and the translation of Sahih Bukhari.
[ quran.htm ]

It is also good for activism as it lists businesses which support Israel.
[ boycott.htm ]

It supports Muslim political prisoners.
Includes Dr/ Kaukab Siddique's interview with Meyercord answering aggressive attacks on Islam.
[ civildiscordshow.htm ]

Political Prisoners :

Civil Discord Show

In 2021 we had more than a million hits.

Thank you Br. Rich. This is a unique achievement on a voluntary basis.

Our latest books are:
Hadith and Women [$10]
Media Perspectives on Bush's Iraq and Afghanistan wars. [$20]
Both by Dr. Kaukab Siddique.

We are publicizing a big book:

The Issues of Islamic Revival by Dr. Firoz Kamal.
After a while we will start selling it.


{Global News}
[Palestinian Resistance]

The Israeli army said a soldier had been "killed as a result of being critically injured by a shooting attack".

Police said the incident took place in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem near Shuafat Palestinian refugee camp.

Another Israeli had been "severely injured", police said, and a third person, whose nationality was not specified, was hit by "shrapnel" in the incident, according to emergency services group Magen David Adom (MADA).

U.S.-brokered peace talks aimed at establishing a Palestinian state in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem, collapsed in 2014 and show no sign of revival.

Israeli security officials have called on Abbas's Palestinian Authority (PA) to do more to rein in violence.

The PA, increasingly unpopular in the West Bank, says its ability to exert its rule has been systematically undermined by Israel's incursions.

Abbas's spokesman, Nabil Abu Rudeineh, said in a statement that Israel's government was "delusional" in thinking such actions would promote peace and stability.

2022-10-10 Mon 13:29:51 ct