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19 Rabi al-Awwal 1443 AH - October 16 2022 Issue # 42, Newsletter #1989


The Foundations of Islam
by Kaukab Siddique, PhD
  1. The Qur'an
  2. The authentic hadith;
  3. The sahaba [Companions of the Prophet, pbuh]
  4. The generation after the sahaba.
  5. The second generation after the sahaba.

Islam does not teach us to fight Christians, Jews or people of any other religion but to fight back if they attack us.

We are against all oppressors even if they claim to be Muslims. There is no place for dictatorship in Islam.

Women are central to the Muslim Ummah and we are urged to oppose those who oppress women.

Lgbtq are not accepted in Islam but we do not confront them if they don't confront us. Sexuality must be kept very private.


Bodies of teenage Dalit sisters found hanging from tree in India

Police say the two minors were gang raped and then hung from a tree in Uttar Pradesh state, adding that six suspects have been arrested.
By Rifat Fareed
Published On 15 Sep 2022

There is uproar in India after the bodies of two sisters belonging to the marginalised Dalit community were found hanging from a tree in the northern Uttar Pradesh state.

Police suspect the two girls, aged 15 and 17, were gang raped and murdered in the Lakhimpur Kheri district. Six accused men have been arrested.

Sanjeev Suman, the police chief in Lakhimpur Kheri, told reporters the two minors, residents of Tamoli Purva village in the district, were lured to a nearby field on Wednesday afternoon and allegedly raped by the accused.

"The men allegedly strangulated them with their scarf and hung them from a tree. The investigation is on," he said.

Dalits, formerly referred to as the "untouchables", fall at the bottom of India's complex caste system. For centuries, they have been victims of discrimination and persecution by privileged caste groups despite laws in place for their protection.

Ram Gautam, the uncle of the girls and a construction worker in Lakhimpur Kheri, said the family is waiting for a postmortem report.

"We are shocked. The younger one was a high school student and the older one was a school dropout," he told Al Jazeera.

On Wednesday, the residents of Tamoli Purva village blocked roads in protest against the gang rape and killing of the two Dalit sisters.

[Al Jazeera] Excerpted

By Al Jazeera Staff
Published On 15 Oct 2022

India has fallen six positions on the 2022 Global Hunger Index (GHI), ranking 107th out of 121 countries in a report published on Friday.

Asia's third-largest economy fared worse than other South Asian countries such as Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. This was the third straight year in which India's ranking on the scale fell - it previously ranked 101 in 2021, and 94 in 2020.

 News within the US

Sikh Family Murdered in California.
Baby left to die on the ground.

[CNN Oct 14]

The Merced County District Attorney's Office on Monday filed four counts of first-degree murder with special circumstances against a California truck driver, Jesus Manuel Salgado, 48, who is accused of kidnapping and killing four family members, including an 8-month-old girl, from their trucking business a week ago.

Salgado's arraignment scheduled for Monday was postponed after he told Merced County Superior Court Judge Paul Lo via a Zoom call that he needed "a couple of months" to find his own attorney instead of using a court-appointed public defender. Lo rescheduled the arraignment for Thursday to allow Salgado a few more days, not months, to hire an attorney.

Salgado was booked into the Merced County Jail on Oct. 6, two days after he was arrested, but he was transported to an area hospital after attempting suicide, according to the sheriff's office.

Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke said during a news conference that a farmworker found the bodies of 8-month-old Aroohi Dheri; her mother, Jasleen Kaur, 27; father, Jasdeep Singh, 36; and uncle, Amandeep Singh, 39; in an almond orchard near Dos Palos, California, around 5:30 p.m. PDT on Oct. 5.

War News


October 16
Fath al-Mubeen Islamic group shelled Assad regime forces in Khan al-Sabi [Eastern Idlib countryside].

Assad artillery hit a village in western Aleppo countryside.

Hayat Tahrir al Sham [jihad group], captured the town of Afrin and scores of villages from groups supporting Turkey. 19 people were killed and dozens injured in the fighting.

Bodies of 17 Shia Afghan militia found east of Palmyra [ISIS ambush]

ISIS attacks reported from al-Raqqa and Deir ez Zor, including on a Shia imam.

Five Russian air strikes
killed 2 Syrians and wounded 9 who were supporting Turkey in the Afrin area.

Deraa province. ISIS entered Jassim city and Assad forces withdrew after a clash in which 4 Assad and 3 ISIS were killed.

National Islamic Shoora coming up by Zoom

The following have been confirmed till now.
  1. Br. Salahuddin [Chairperson.] [Denver]

  2. Dr. Firoz Kamal [Keynote speaker] [UK]

  3. Br. Shoaib Qureshi. [UK]

  4. Sis. Ashira Naim. [Baltimore]

  5. Sis. Khadija Latavia. {Baltimore]

  6. Br. Ali Randall & Sis. Ayesha Jones. [Virginia]

  7. Br. Abu Talib [New York\

  8. Marginal notes by Dr. Kaukab Siddique [Pennsylvania]

  9. Zoom link and technical help: Sis. Nadrat Siddique

{Ask for day and time.}
Permission required from the Ameer.

Historic and Extraordinary effort to Spotlight Support for Dr. Aafia Siddiqui

Nadrat Siddique was at the Chicago Marathon (October, 9, 2022). It is one of six prestigious world marathons (including Boston, Tokyo, and Berlin), known as the Abbott World majors.

40,000 people participated.

Nadrat ran the 26.2 miles in 4 hours 22 minutes to call attention to the horrible injustice being done to a completely innocent Pakistani woman scientist, Dr. Aafia Siddiqui.

[Nadrat Siddique has run more than 40 marathons.] [She is not related to Aafia]


We Stand with Uighur Chinese Muslims
Biden and Erdogan failed.

"President Biden's speech at the U.N. General Assembly was weak; he failed to effectively highlight and condemn China's ongoing genocide against Uyghurs, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, and other Turkic peoples in East Turkistan," said Prime Minister Salih Hudayar of the East Turkistan Government in Exile. "We plead with the U.S. Government to take stronger actions to end China's ongoing genocide by bringing East Turkistan to the agenda of the U.N. Security Council and tabling a resolution at the U.N. General Assembly."

Although "violations" in "Xinjiang" was mentioned, President Biden failed to call out China's genocide in East Turkistan explicitly.

Furthermore, President Biden did not clarify the specific ethnic groups facing genocide and other crimes against humanity, particularly the Uyghurs.

In January 2021, the U.S. State Department under the Trump Administration officially designated China's atrocities against Uyghur, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, and other Turkic peoples as genocide. The designation was continued under the Biden Administration, with U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken reaffirming the U.S. stance on China's actions in East Turkistan.

"The global East Turkistani diaspora is greatly disheartened by President Biden's failure to adequately address the ongoing humanitarian crisis in East Turkistan at the U.N. General Assembly," said President Ghulam Yaghma of the East Turkistan Government in Exile. "We call on ALL nations to cease downplaying China's ongoing genocide against Uyghurs and other Turkic peoples in Occupied East Turkistan as mere "human rights violations."

Yesterday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan made brief comments on the issue of Uyghurs during his speech addressing the U.N. General Assembly. He stated, "we are sensitive to the protection of the fundamental rights and freedoms of Muslim Uyghur Turks, without harming China's territorial integrity, understanding of one China and sovereignty rights."

President Erdogan's speech supporting the so-called One China policy and so-called "territorial integrity" was perceived as damaging East Turkistan's struggle to regain independence and was subsequently condemned by the global East Turkistani diaspora.

"We strongly condemn Turkish President Erdogan's damaging statement at the U.N. General Assembly," said Vice President Abdulahat Nur of the East Turkistan Government in Exile. "East Turkistan is an Occupied Country; restoring East Turkistan's rightful independence is the only way to ensure the existence, fundamental rights, and freedoms of Uyghurs and other Turkic peoples."

The East Turkistan Government in Exile has long been calling on the Member States of the United Nations, the U.N. Human Rights Council, and the U.N. Security Council to intervene and end China's ongoing campaign of genocide in East Turkistan, which started in May 2014.

On October 13, 1949, the Chinese Communist People's Liberation Army invaded East Turkistan and overthrew the independent East Turkistan Republic on December 22, 1949.


Algeria Helped in Palestinian Unity

Sultanate of Oman welcomes signing of Algeria's declaration by Palestinian factions
MUSCAT October 15.2022 (Saba) - The Sultanate of Oman welcomed the signing of the Algiers Declaration by the Palestinian factions and its full support for all steps aimed at achieving unity among the Palestinian people.
In a statement on Friday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Oman confirmed that it supports Algeria's declaration of its contribution to the realization of the Palestinian people's legitimate aspirations and rights, The principle of dialogue and political partnership between the various Palestinian national forces is enshrined.

The Sultanate of Oman also appreciated, according to the statement transmitted by the Oman News Agency, the great efforts of the Republic of Algeria in sponsoring and hosting talks.

The various Palestinian factions participating in the reunion conference for Palestinian national unity have signed, on Thursday, Algeria's declaration put an end to a nearly 15-year split.

Guidance from Sis. Yasmin

'As-Salaam Alaikum Wa-Rahmatullahi Wa-Barakatuhu'.

Sayyiduna Abu Bakrah (Radhi Allahu Anhu رضي الله عنه) narrates...
*PROPHET*~ {Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam} said...

The Supplication of the distressed is...

'O Allah, Your mercy is what I hope for.
Do not abandon me to my desires,
even for the blinking of an eye,
and put all my affairs in order for me;
none is worthy of worship but You.'
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~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'- Surat Al-Rahman-55.26-27 }
Son of Adam! You are nothing but a number of days,
whenever each day passes then part of you has Gone!
~{Al-Hasan Al-Basree}~

Political Prisoners :

Civil Discord Show

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