Saturday, November 23, 2013


 Calabasas ACT for America

NOTE: This is a very valuable document because it shows us the intentions and plans of the Islamic Circle of North America, a Muslim Brotherhood organization in our midst. Their purpose is to push America to become Islamic and part of the worldwide Islamic empire, the Caliphate. They oppose assimilation of Moslems into American life, and they oppose the American Constitution. Here are a few excerpts:

Let us now briefly understand the meaning and scope of the words "aqeemuddin” (to establish the Deen). These words include not only practicing the religion in individual and collective life and propagating its true teachings to others, but also striving to make this Deen a way of life for all. Propagation of the Deen is not the goal, but a means towards achieving the ultimate goal, i.e., establishing this way of life in every aspect of individual and collective life. (p.5)

The Islamic Circle of North America is an Islamic Jama’ah, an organization struggling towards Iqamat-ad-Deen in this land. Since the early 1970's, it has been motivating Muslims to wake up to their obligations as described above and to not be lost in the land of plenty. On one hand, they are to protect their Islamic identities and that of their children, and on the other hand, they are to take the message of Allah to their fellow Americans and Canadians. They have the unique opportunity to achieve both these objectives
through an organized struggle, a national Islamic movement like ICNA.

What is an Islamic Movement?
"Islamic movement" is the term used for that organized and collective effort waged to establish Al-Islam in its complete form in all aspects of life. Its ultimate objective is to achieve the pleasure of our Creator Allah and success in the hereafter through struggle for
Iqamat-ad-Deen. Islamic movements are active in various parts of the world to achieve the same objectives. It is our obligation as Muslims to engage in the same noble cause here in North America (p.6)

Characteristics of an Islamic Movement
The following are some characteristics of the Islamic movement as we learn about it from the model of the Prophet Mohammad (s).

1) This movement is based on the ideology of Islam. It considers humanity as one family based upon our common parents and common Creator. Therefore, it addresses all human beings, regardless of their race, color, national origin, language, culture, ethnicity or
economic status. It wants everyone to succeed before Allah. Its message is, "Oh Mankind, submit to your Lord who created you" (2:21).

2) It considers disobedience to Allah as the root cause of all human problems. Moreover, it believes that obedience to Allah is the only solution for all human ills. Until the human
being submits to Allah's Guidance, there can be no true peace in our lives

The Prophet (PBUH) and Muslim Brotherhood:
Soon after migration to Medina, the first important social step taken by the Prophet (PBUH) was the issue of brotherhood called muakhaat. This shows the importance of the bond of Islamic brotherhood and fraternity in Islam, and also that one of the first step towards building an Islamic community is creating the atmosphere for Islamic brotherhood and fraternity.

Importance of Brotherhood in Islam:
The importance of brotherhood is we ll defined in the Quran and Hadith. Here are a few examples of them.
“And hold fast to the covenant of God, all together, and remember the favor of God upon you when you were enemies, then He united your hearts so by His favor you became brethren, and you we re on the brink of a pit of fire, then He saved you from it; thus does
God make clear to you His communications that you may follow the right way " (Q3:3).
Brotherhood is synonymous with Islam. It provides strength for good. It is a foundation of peace and justice for everyone. Allah SWT in the Qur’an describes that this brotherhood among Muslims is based solely on Islam: “
The Muminoon are but a single Brotherhood.” (Q49:10)
Allah SWT further defines this Brotherhood by explaining that Muslims are awliyyaa (allies, friends, supporters) of one another, and this again is based solely on Islam:
“The Believers, men and women, are protectors one of another: they enjoin the maroof (all of Islam), and forbid the munkar (all that is evil; kufr): they observe regular prayers, pay Zakat, and obey Allah and His Messenger. On them will Allah pour His mercy: for Allah
is Exalted in power, Wise.” (Q 9:71)

Conditions of Brotherhood in Islam:
Upon being a part of an ummah/organization, it is imperative for a member to realize the concept and reason behind such brotherhood. The brotherhood described by the Messenger of All ah (PBUH) and his followers has important conditions. First, the relationship must be established purely for the sake of Allah. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) once said: "A man set out to visit one of his brothers for the sake of Allah and Allah SWT appointed an angel to watch over him. The angel asked the man, 'Where are you going?' The man replied: 'I wish to visit my brother.' 'Do you need anything from him?' asked the
angel. 'No,' replied the man. 'Then why are you going to visit him?" inquired the angel. The man answered, 'I love him for Allah's Sake.' The angel said, 'Then know that Allah has sent me to tell you that Allah loves you because of your love for your brother and that He has decreed Paradise for you'." (Muslim)

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