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14 Rajab 1443 AH - December 11 2022 Issue # 50, Newsletter #1997

News Within the United States

Crimes against Defenseless men, Women and Children

America is Now Under Fascist Rule!
by Sis. Aisha, Jamaat al-Muslimeen, New York

Self-defense has now been outlawed in America and, in some instances, assault victims have been tried and convicted! This has been going on for years, especially to women and children, society's vulnerable group.

In a Des Moines, Iowa, case, 17-year-old Pieper Lewis was sentenced to 5 years probation for killing her rapist-pimp, Zachary Brooks, as he slept. He had just raped her for the umpteenth time. She was 15 years old when this happened. This story is very similar to Haila Gabr's. At the time, Gabr was a 17-year-old rape victim of her cab driver, in Atlantic City, New Jersey. She was given a 10-year prison term.

In Lewis' case, she was given a 20-year prison term, which was suspended when she pled guilty to manslaughter. She was given 5 years probation, which was to be served at a correctional facility. Sounds like a prison term to me! In November 2022, she escaped that facility and there is a warrant for her arrest. Also, since she violated probation with this escape the 20-year sentence can be reinstated. I pray she is safe.

To add insult to injury, Pieper Lewis was ordered to pay her rapist's family $150,000 in restitution because they no longer have his income from sex trafficking. Lewis's high school teacher was able to raise the money to pay this restitution on her behalf. He did not believe that a rape victim should be made to pay anything to a rapist. The prosecutor and Judge David M. Porter were very unsympathetic maintaining that Brooks was the real victim!

In an Antioch, California case, armed robber Ronald Jackson Jr. shot and killed Chevron gas station attendant James Williams in a gunfight. Williams pursued Jackson after Jackson robbed the station. The employee and the robber became entangled and the robber shot and killed the employee.

However, the prosecutor will only be charging Jackson with armed robbery, not murder. According to California law, the robber is the one who acted in self-defense, not the store clerk. According to this ridiculous law, after Jackson victimized the store clerks, he was no longer considered a threat because he ran away!

This country was founded by baby daddies, murderers, rapists, and thieves - oppressors. So, it should be no surprise that American fascism is a reality. Just laws applied arbitrarily is a form of oppression, too. "All men are created equal" referred to white men. 

Self-defense is a God-given right given to mankind. Allah prescribes fighting wrong for us in the Qur'an (2:216) and in the Hadith we are told the three levels of confronting evil: With our hand, our voice or just knowing in our hearts it is wrong, which is the weakest demonstration of faith.

This kafir society has now made a serious move to protect the aggressor by law! If you should do anything to retaliate, you can find yourself in prison. In spite of the laws and their application, we still have to be Muslims, who completely submit to Allah's will.

(Sources: TheGuardian and

News Within Bangladesh [BBC]

Large Crowds Gathering against Dhaka Regime.
Hasina Responds with Serious Repression.

"I was treated like an animal in a zoo. I was permanently blindfolded - the only time they removed my handcuffs from behind my back was to eat."

Bangladeshi journalist Shafiqul Islam Kajol, known as Kajol, says he was held in an underground cell for 53 days, where he alleges he was tortured.

"Sometimes they would beat me before they took me for an interrogation. I can't put into words how painful it was.

The BBC is unable to independently verify Kajol's account.

"There are no human rights in this country," the 54-year-old says, speaking to us from a secret location. "I live in continuous fear."

In an interview with the BBC, the country's Foreign Minister Abdul Momen dismissed suggestions his government was stifling free speech, stressing that his nation, formed in 1971 after a war with Pakistan, was founded "to uphold democracy, human rights, and justice".

When Kajol went missing in March 2020, the United Nations was among the organisations which voiced concerns. In a statement it said "the targeting of investigative journalists like Shafiqul Islam Kajol raises serious questions about Bangladesh's commitment to a free and independent media".

The day before he disappeared Kajol had published an article detailing allegations of a sex-trafficking ring involving politicians. Soon after, his lawyer said a member of the ruling Awami League party filed a case against him and others over the story.

The next day, after dropping his son home from school, as he left his office on his motorbike he says he was followed by a group of eight to 10 men on their bikes. Kajol says he was shoved into a minivan and taken to the underground cell.

During his interrogations, Kajol says he was tied to a chair. "They asked me why I wrote about the scandal. It went on for five to six hours at a time. It was a horrible experience."

In a statement, Bangladesh's home minister told the BBC that Kajol had been arrested for editing photos of some girls and publishing them on social media as a form of harassment. "Those girls made a complaint to the security forces against Shafiqul Islam Kajol. Then the security forces arrested Kajol and produced him before the court the next day according to law."

The minister also denied that Kajol was held in an underground cell for more than 50 days.

Human Rights Watch says it has heard evidence of the existence of secret detention sites in Bangladesh, and has called on the government to investigate these allegations and release anyone still being held at them.

"We have heard they are often underground, with very little natural light. Some people have said they can hear other people being tortured. It's very disturbing," Meenakshi Ganguly, the organization's South Asia director told the BBC.

The government denies their existence.

Kajol chose to talk to us in the same week security forces clashed with members of the opposition Bangladesh National Party (BNP) in the capital Dhaka, and a mass anti-government rally was held on Saturday - the country's Human Rights Day.

The BNP had urged people to take to the streets to demonstrate against the government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Awami League party. Among their main concerns are calls for free and fair elections, worries over the rising cost of living, and reports of human rights abuses.

In the run-up, opposition officials were detained by police, in what critics say was a direct attempt to crush any form of dissent.

Bangladesh's government denies it is cracking down on freedom of expression.

"They'd asked me about the stories I had written. I had to face a lot of torture. I still struggle to speak about it."

Sajidul Islam Shumon, a local party organiser for the opposition Bangladesh National Party, was last seen in December 2013.

With a general election just weeks away in January 2014, fearing intimidation from the Awami League government, he temporarily moved away from home for the safety of his family.

One day they heard from witnesses that Sajidul had been rounded up, handcuffed and blindfolded by security forces from the elite paramilitary Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), before being shoved onto a bus with a group of men.

His sister Sanjida had seen him a few days earlier, when he popped home to see the family, in particular his one-year-old daughter Arwa.

"It was cold as it was December, so I gave him a light blue hoodie to wear outside," Sanjida said, recounting their final hug goodbye.

"That's the last thing I gave to him. I don't even know if he was able to wear it or not."

Arwa is now 10 years old, and every time Sanjida shows her a photo of her father, she kisses the glass frame, asking when her daddy will return.

Sanjida now runs a support network, Mayer Daak, for the dozens of other women who say they have also lost their brothers, husbands, sons and fathers to enforced disappearances.

Many of the families have lost their sole breadwinner, and are struggling with poverty on top of their personal pain.

Some, including Sanjida, said they would take to the streets of Dhaka this weekend to join the anti-government protests, as they continue to seek justice.

Sanjida and other relatives say they have tried to file cases for their missing relatives at the police station, but were turned away unless they removed any mention of the involvement of government security forces.

Her mother - now in her seventies and unwell - used to go to the police station every week to try to file a case for her son.

The family refuse to give up hope.

"Until we know what happened with him we can't decide if he is alive or not."

From Dr. Basheer Ahmed
Institute of Medieval and Post Medieval Studies
And University of Texas at Dallas (UTD)

Muslim Scientists and Scholars of Medieval Years

Do you know where the word algorithm got its name? Or how we discovered pulmonary circulation? The McDermott Library, in collaboration with the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and the UTD Cosmology Group invite you to learn about some of the great medieval masters whose discoveries contributed to shape our knowledge today. This exhibit was possible with the help of Dr. Basheer Ahmed, President of IMPMS, who provided the posters for the exhibit, and Dr. Mustapha Ishak-Boushaki, distinguished Professor of Astrophysics at UTD, who organized the exhibit at the UTD library. The exhibit covers a selection of these scientists and scholars in astronomy, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, philosophy, literature, medicine, surgery, botanical sciences, algorithmics, technology, and sociology. The exhibit is dedicated to Dr. Ahmed and his wife, who were honored by the University for their generous gift at the UT-Dallas School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

Dates:  December 1, 2022 to January 14, 2023, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M.

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 Qaiser Sharif

Basic Facilities Not Available to the Masses.
Gwadur and Karachi.

by Qaiser Sharif

Lahore: Dec 10: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) emir Sirajul Haq has warned the rulers against growing frustration among the people of Balochistan.

He was talking to party leaders at Mansoorah on Saturday after returning from a two-day visit to Pasheen and Karachi.

Haq said the biggest province was presenting a depressing picture of affairs. The governments had paid no attention to the problems and kept the people deprived even from basic health and education facilities for years. Despite having enormous natural resources, he said the majority in Balochistan lacked access to even drinking water.

Residents of Gwadar, he said, were protesting for their rights for months but the rulers were least bothered to address the issues.

Karachi, he said, on the other side was also facing a plethora of problems. The metropolitan, he said, was without basic infrastructure with heaps of garbage could be seen everywhere. Millions in the city lacked access to drinking water and faced electricity and gas load shedding, he added.

Haq held the PDM, the PPP and the PTI equally responsible for the economic destruction. He said the present and past governments' ill-conceived policies and bad-governance led the country towards prevailing crises. He said the foreign exchange reserves dropped to the lowest 6.7 billion USD, not enough for five weeks imports. The rulers were making false claims about the economic situation as they were never at the losing end, he said, adding the common man had to bear the burden and face the situation. In the prevailing circumstance, he said, a white-collar person could not afford buying food for the family and paying monthly bills and school fee of children simultaneously. The government, he said, failed to check inflation and unemployment.

The JI chief said the interest-based economy and corruption were the root causes of the prevailing situation. The ruling elite, he said, was least interested in strengthening the accountability process and introducing riba free economy. He said the JI believed in rule of law and strict accountability. If voted to power, he said, the JI would make the national economy interest free and introduce a powerful system of accountability. He said the nation must get rid of the tested parties and choose the honest and dedicated leadership to build prosperous Pakistan.

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Turkish drone hit SDF positions near Al-Raqqa.

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Guidance by Sr. Yasmine

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

*Everything Prostrates to Allah*

"And unto Allah (Alone) falls in prostration whoever is in the heavens and the earth, willingly or unwillingly, and so do their shadows in the mornings and in the afternoons."
{ Source~ 'Qur`an ~ Sura Ar-Ra`d~ 13~A # 15 }
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Source~ Qur`an Surat An Nur~ 24.~ A # 41.

{ Source ~Qur`an ~ Surat Al Isra 17. A # 44.}

... 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 Honour"
{'Qur`an'- Surah Al-Rahman-55.26-27 }
I Want to Die With my Forehead on the Ground!
The Sunnah in my Heart, Allah on my Mind,
Qur'an on my Tongue, and Tears in my Eyes!

{'In Shaa Allah'~'Aameen'.}

 Dr Kaukab Siddique


Friday prayers are Obligatory on all Muslims, men and women.

"O you who believe! When the call is proclaimed to prayer on Friday, hasten earnestly to the remembrance of Allah, and seek of the bounty of Allah and celebrate the praises of Allah often that you may prosper." {The Qur'an 62:9}

Women's Equality in the Mosque:
How to explain Hadith which seem to discourage Women's Participation in the Masjid?
by Kaukab Siddique

The Qur'an gives the broad principle about the kind of people who should be in charge of mosques:

"The mosques of Allah shall be visited and maintained by such as believe in Allah and the Last Day, establish regular prayers, and pay the zakat, and fear none (at all) except Allah. It is they who are expected to be on true guidance." [9:18]

Obviously 9:18 includes all believers, men and women, who have the given qualities, as those who are entitled to visit and maintain mosques. As Yusuf Ali's commentary points out (p.502), "ya'amuru" (roughly translated as 'visited and maintained') includes all mosque activities, four of which he lists:
  1. To build or repair.

  2. to maintain in fitting dignity

  3. to visit for purposes of devotion.

  4. fill with light and life and activity.

The concept of "masjid" or mosque as taught by the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is so broad and comprehensive that there is no question of keeping anyone out of it who means well:

"Abu Huraira (r.a.) narrates that the messenger of Allah, pbuh, said: The ENTIRE earth has been made for me pure and a masjid." [Literally: place of prostration in worship.] Hadith, Sahih Muslim, kitabus salat, Tirmizey Sunan, kitabus siir, Ibn Maja's Sunan, kitabut taharah.

In the pre-Islamic ethos, women were given a secondary position in places of worship. In pagan temples, as in the Hindu religion, they were sent into places of worship to be made into servants of men and sources of entertainment. Pagan men often thought that women should bring enjoyment for men in places of worship.

Islam rejected pagan use of women for entertainment. Hence the new entrants into Islam were very sensitive to the idea of women visiting places of worship. They did not want mosques to go the way of pagan temples. [This fear was similar to the one related to rituals of Hajj which the pagans had corrupted. The Qur'an, for instance, taught Muslims that they should run up and down the hills of Safa and Marwa and not stay away just because they had seen the pagans going there. Islam was reclaiming the original worship for those who had cast paganism aside.]

Hence the Prophet (pbuh) commanded:

[From Nafi', who narrates from Abdullah ibn 'Umar (r.a.): The Prophet, pbuh, said]: Do not stop the maid servants of Allah from the mosques of Allah. (Hadith, Muwatta of Imam Malik, compiled late in the first century of Islam, published in the second.)

Then there was the element of lawlessness because Madina was under attack and the streets of the city were not lighted. In spite of the element of danger, the Prophet, pbuh, insisted:

[From 'Amash, from Mujahid from Ibn 'Umar] The messenger of Allah, pbuh, said: "Do not stop women from going to the mosque at NIGHT." [Hadith, Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawud, Tirmizy, kitabus salat.]

Imam Abu Hanifa, who began his hadith studies in the first century of Islam, and completed his work in the first half of the second century compiled this specific hadith about women's participation in the mosque prayers at the difficult times of morning, before sun rise, and at night:

"Abu Hanifa narrates from Hammad from Ibrahim from Sha'abi from Ibn 'Umar (r.a.): The Prophet, pbuh, permitted women to go forth and participate in fajr and 'Isha. (Musnad of Imam Abu Hanifa, under the heading: The benefit of participation in Fajr and Isha prayers.]

Hazrat 'Ayesha narrates the ongoing process of women coming for collective [jamaat] prayers in the mosque so early that it was pitch dark and the women could not be recognized:

"From the Mother of the believers, 'Ayesha (r.a.): After the messenger of Allah completed the fajr prayer, the women, wrapped in their outer garments, returned home. It used to be so dark that they could not be recognized." [Hadith, Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawud, Nasai, kitabus salat.]


Tamima, the daughter of Salama, narrates that the Mother of the Believers, 'Ayesha (r.a.) led the women as their imam in Maghrib prayers. She stood in the center (of the first line) and recited loudly. [Darqutni, with reference to the musannaf of Abdur Razzaq, 3:141]

Hujaira, the daughter of Husaain, narrates: Umm Salama, mother of the believers, led us in Asr prayer and stood in the middle (of the first row). [Compiled by Ibn Saad in his Tabaqat, vol.8, p.356. Darqutni has collected this narration from Ibn Abi Shaiba, Abdur Razzaq and Imam Shafi'i.]

Taus narrates that the mother of the believers, 'Ayesha Siddiqa, (r.a.) used to call the adhan and the iqama (before leading prayers). (The musannaf of Ibn Abi Shaiba, 1:223)

Nearly 99.9% of hadith collected by the scholars of Islam are authentic. There are a very few, however, which are defective or out of context. There are even a couple of fabrications which managed to survive the intense scrutiny of scholars; hence the hadith is put second to the Qur'an, and not equal to it, as the source of Islamic knowledge.

Related to the issue of women's equal participation in mosques, here is a discouraging hadith which opponents of women's rights in the mosque, use:

"From Ibn 'Umar (r.a.): The Prophet (pbuh) said: Do not stop your women from going to the mosque and their homes are better for them." [Hakim in his Mustadrak vol.1, p.209.]

It is also related in Abu Daw'ud's Sunan under the heading: "Collective prayer and its blessings."

As we noticed above, there are hadith with excellent chains of narration from Ibn 'Umar (r.a.) accepted by the imams of Hadith, Bukhari and Muslim, in which the Prophet (pbuh) commands: Do not stop women from going to the mosque. So why the contradiction in this hadith attributed to Ibn 'Umar (r.a.) himself?

My understanding is that this hadith is narrating two pieces of narration and has left out what went on between them. It is narrated that when 'Ibn 'Umar (r.a.) narrated the Prophet's (pbuh) command not to stop women, Ibn 'Umar's son objected and said their homes are better for them and that people will use the hadith permitting women to go "to weave the webs of deception." His son insisted that he would stop his wife. At this 'Ibn 'Umar was extremely upset. He said to his son: "I am telling you what the Prophet said and you are saying you will stop your wife!" (Musnad of Abu Hanifa)

Other narratives say that 'Ibn 'Umar cursed his son for opposing the Prophet's command. Some even say that he thereafter refused to talk to his son.(Musnad of Ahmed)

My understanding is that the words "their homes are better for them" are a fragment from the bitter words between father and son and have been inserted along with the Prophet's command into the collections of Hakim and Abu Dawud. [Note that Ibn 'Umar's son was not a sahabi and his opinion does not count as a religious text.]

Imam Bukhari and Imam Muslim left the fragment "their homes are better for them" out of their collections which are universally accepted as the most authentic of Hadith collections.

Opponents of women in the mosques also bring a narration which says:

"Abdul Hamid bin al-Mundhir Ansari narrated from his grandmother or his mother's aunt, not clear which, Umm Humaid, as follows:

The Prophet, pbuh, said, your prayer in your home, is better than the one you pray with me" (in masjid nabawi): (Ahmed in his Musnad, vol.6, p.371)

This has a number of variations, one of which appears in Ibn Khuzaima's collection to the effect that "it is better for a woman to pray in the inner little room of her house than to pray in the main room of the house, better to pray in the local mosque than in the main mosque ..." (Attributed to hazrat 'Ayesha in Baihaqi's Sunan.)

Abdul Hamid al-Mundhir's narration is not acceptable because the scholars of Hadith say that he is MAJHUL. No one knows who he was. The narrations which support women's rights have well known, in fact famous, narrators at every level of narration.

The narration attributed to hazrat 'Ayesha (r.a.), if taken at face value, contradicts the numerous narrations which assert that women used to pray in the mosque in the time of the Prophet (pbuh) and in the caliphate of Abu Bakr, 'Umar, Usman and Ali (Allah be pleased with them). In fact 'Umar and Ali (Allah be pleased with them), leaders, along with 'Ayesha (r.a) of Islamic thought, took extra efforts to appoint imams to lead women in prayers in the main masjid, especially when the crowds were big in Ramadan and the main imam could not be heard by the women.

'Ayesha the exalted (r.a.) not only prayed in the masjid BUT LED PRAYERS in masjide nabawi.

I have been trying to trace the cause behind this narration from 'Ayesha (r.a.) given by Baihaqi. It appears that there was a woman who was so poverty stricken that she did not have enough clothes to cover herself to travel from her home on the outskirts of Madina to the mosque of the Prophet (pbuh). At the same time she was too self-respecting to accept charity. The Prophet (pbuh) understood her dilemma and her modesty. He gave her a blessing that if she prayed in the innermost closet room of her home, she would get the same rewards as if she was praying in the mosque of the Prophet (pbuh).

[Allahu Akbar wa lillahil hamd.] This is was not an effort by the Prophet (pbuh) to curtail the participation of women in the mosques, which would have contradicted his entire mission, but to give special blessings to a woman's vibrant faith and sincerity.

It would be extremely CONTRADICTORY for all those women to be going to the masjid at FAJR and 'ISHA (as quoted in sahih hadith above) if they could have just stayed at home and gotten more rewards for praying at home. I don't think the opponents of women's rights have a case here.

Finally there are some narrations which claim that 'Umar (r.a.) did not like his wife to go to the masjid. [Perhaps he remembered how women were used as sources of corruption in the pagan forms of worship even in the most sacred of places, the Ka'aba.] However, remembering the command of the Prophet (pbuh) he never actually stopped his wife. In fact the relevant narration is very instructive about the tension created by the emergence of the new revolutionary Islamic community coming out of a background of jahiliyya and exploitation of women:

"Mu'ammar narrates from Zuhri that 'Atika, the daughter of Zaid ibn'Umru bin Nufail, was marrried to 'Umar ibn al-Khattab (r.a.). She used to pray regularly in the masjid. 'Umar used to say to her: By Allah! You know that I don't like this. She would reply: I will not stop until you actually forbid me. 'Umar would say:, No, I will not forbid you. The day 'Umar (r.a.) was assassinated, 'Atika was in the mosque." (Abdur Razzaq's collection, vol.3:148)

Ibn Hazm has a superb comment on this situation. He says, 'Umar (r.a.) could have said that 'Atika you are doing something inferior (praying in the masjid) as opposed to praying at home which according to the narration we discussed above is superior. Also, I, as husband, disapprove of it. How could a sahabia ('Atika, r.a.) continue to act in a way which was inferior in worship and aroused the displeasure of her husband, and a husband who was a great Muslim, a great teacher of Islam and the greatest Khalifa the Muslims have ever had. Obviously both 'Umar (r.a.) and 'Atika (r.a.) knew that 'Umar was simply expressing his gut feeling and not an Islamic edict.

She was torn by the assassination of 'Umar (r.a.); she loved him beyond herself. All the women of Madina respected him as their older brother. Their mourning knew no bounds when he was assassinated. He is the one who got down from the mimbar in humility when a woman of Madina objected to a point he had made in his khutba in MASJIDE NABAWI. [I have referenced this incident elsewhere in my writings.]

In 'Umar's armies there were thousands of Islamic women, both married and unmarried, who went forth to topple the empires of Rome and Persia. I have documented this fact in a critique I wrote of Fatima Mernissi who was ignorant of basic facts about 'Umar (r.a.) and made some false statements about this great servant of Allah, great leader and mujtahid.


Persecution of Sunnis Continuing.

TEHRAN - Molavi Abdul-Wahid Rigi, a Sunni Friday prayer preacher of the Imam Hussein Mosque in Khash city was kidnapped and martyred by unknown people on Thursday afternoon.

The prosecutor of Sistan-Baluchestan Province said that a special investigator has been assigned to follow the case while attending the crime scene. He added that the intelligence police seek to identify and punish the perpetrators.

Jamaat Al-Muslimeen news

Through facebook, New Trend's December 4 issue
reached 7600 Muslims.

Major articles:

Critical report
on Pakistan army leadership by Dr. Firoz Kamal

Also Russia's total clampdown on homo lgbtq.


WHYY radio, Philadelphia, is doing serious propaganda against Turkey, accusing Turkey of genocide of Armenian Christians.

WHYY is staunch supporter of Israel. It does not tell listeners that as people became Muslims, their old churches became relics only of interest to tourists.

Same is happening in Africa.

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