Saturday, August 27, 2011

Imam Musa's Upcoming 'Eid Message

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The community of Masjid Al-Islam wishes to offer you our warmest greetings and congratulations on this wonderful occasion! May Allah (swt) reward you for your righteous efforts throughout the blessed month of Ramadan.

Masjid Al-Islam
4603 Benning Road SE
Washington, DC 20019

Directions via Metro: Take the blue line to the Benning Road stop and walk 3 blocks to Benning Road and C Street SE.

We at Masjid Al-Islam are expecting to pray the ‘Eid prayer on Wednesday, August 31st, 2011, at 10:30am. Feel free to join us!

We are also accepting contributions for Zakat al-Fitr ($10 per person).

Our Environment

The Zionist Americans have created and sustained a wave of Islamophobia in order to justify and continue their global war on Islam. Through perception management, the peoples of the world—including Muslims—have been subjected to a constant diet of “terror” and “terrorism” via TV, websites, movies, books, and other media, to such a degree that they make an automatic psychological association between the beautiful Deen of Islam on the one hand, and barbaric violence on the other. Islam has been made to seem like a religion of unreasonable fanatics, and the peace-loving Muslims have been made out to be warmongers. By establishing this image in the public mind, the Zionist Americans have made it easy to justify their invasion and brutal murder of innocent Muslims across the globe and keep the Muslims here frozen in a fearful, defensive posture.

Today’s Message

We at Masjid Al-Islam in Southeast Washington, DC, have been standing up against Zionist American oppression and psychological warfare for 30 years. As Muslims native to North America, we have gladly accepted this responsibility.

The Zionist Americans have unleashed a global war against peace-loving Muslims from Pakistan to Lebanon, Kashmir to Afghanistan, Iraq, and Palestine. We are not going to stand for it. This physical war against Muslims is consolidated by a psychological war game in which Islamophobia has been developed and used as one of the main weapons. We have struggled for several years, and we are now prevailing in this game of psychological warfare.

Muslims are making a good contribution to the world, both inside and outside of America. Out of fear, most major Islamic organizations will not speak in their own defense against the infiltration of our centers and places of worship, sabotage of our peaceful efforts, and the false entrapment of innocent Muslims using criminal injustice apparatuses such as the FBI, CIA, NSA, TAS, Homeland Security, and numerous other unnamed co-conspirators which serve as arms of oppression and tyranny.

We want to rise to a level necessary to combat the evil forces that are at work. Our two branch offices of the Islamic Institute for Counter Zionist American Psychological Warfare (based in Washington, DC and Oakland, CA) need your monetary help. There is a global war against us and we must rise to the occasion. The level of sophistication needed is beyond our present capacity. If you yourself are afraid to stand up against American Zionism, please at least contribute to our efforts. Help us with as big a contribution as your vision and faith can stand. You can send a check or money order to: Masjid Al-Islam / 4603 Benning Road SE / Washington, DC 20019.

-Imam Abdul Alim Musa

Friday, August 12, 2011

Al-Quds Day 2011

It's the holy month of Ramadan and many of us are busy fulfilling the obligation of fasting and performing extra acts of worship, such as nafl prayers, dhikr, du'as, etc. Meanwhile, our Palestinian brothers and sisters are being slowly and silently starved to death. Can we do anything more for them than make du'as?

As we work to purify ourselves during this holy month, we are presented with an opportunity to go beyond du'as. On Friday, Aug. 26th, join us in New York City's Times Square at 3:30 pm as we gather for the annual Al-Quds Day rally. Yep, that's right--this year, DC's Al-Quds Day Committee decided to join hands with the NY, NJ, PA, and CT Al-Quds Day Committees to hold a regional gathering. Local organizers are working on chartering a bus from the DC area up to NYC and back. Specific travel arrangement details will be available as soon as they're finalized, insha'Allah (check the for updates).

Click here for a short promotional video made by some of the artists that intend to participate.


Al-Quds is Arabic for Jerusalem, the Holy Land. Yawm-al Quds or Al-Quds Day is a day of solidarity with the oppressed Palestinians in their struggle against the Zionist-apartheid system of Israel. Al-Quds Day also extends beyond Palestine to support all oppressed people in their struggles across the world. All over the world, rallies and marches are held on this day, the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan, in order to pledge solidarity with those struggling to live in dignity, in a world free from oppression and injustice.

This day is an opportunity to stand in solidarity with the oppressed in their struggles all over the world, from Palestine to Iraq, from Congo to Honduras, and from China to right here in our own backyards in the United States. On August 26, 2011 at 3:30 pm, join us and other community leaders and activists for this historical protest and pledge your solidarity with those seeking a just peace in Palestine and around the world.

For further details about this year's Al-Quds Day rallies, in NYC and in cities across the country, visit: or (go to "Upcoming Events").

Monday, August 1, 2011

Ramadan Mubarak!

As-Sabiqun would like to wish all of our members, workers, friends, supporters, and well-wishers a RAMADAN MUBARAK! May Allah's (swt) mercy, forgiveness, and grace be showered upon you during this blessed month and always. May He help you gain mastery over yourselves, build your taqwa, and grant you salvation from the Fire. We have started our fasting today based on moon sightings which were confirmed on Sunday evening. For those who are in the DC area, we would like to invite you and your family and friends to our nightly iftars and Tarawih prayers at Masjid Al-Islam / 4603 Benning Road SE / Washington, DC 20019. We would be delighted to have you share in the spirit of togetherness and taqwa!

Note on moon-sighting: Sighting the moon has been the traditional approach of Muslims since the time of the Holy Prophet (saw). We do not intend to abandon this Sunnah, as unfortunately some Islamic organizations, centers, and masjids have. For more on moon-sighting, check out the the following links: (scroll down to the bottom of the linked page to view confirmed sightings around the world) or

Click here to read one of our old newsletters regarding the purpose and nature of fasting in Ramadan, as well as its connection to the Islamic movement.