Director of Islamic dawah ads in his own words

Key figure behind Islamic ads in U.S. tells Muslims not to accept Jesus as their prophet, while trying to fool American public into thinking Jesus was Muslim.

Who is behind the Islamic ads you see popping up all across the United States – promoting Islam and claiming prominent religious figures – who lived before Islam was even invented – were Muslim?

The two primary groups behind the advertisements are the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) and the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). Since CAIR has been covered at length in other posts and on other sites, this post will focus on ICNA and the Director of  its subsidiary, Gainpeace.com.

Sabeel Ahmed is a spokesman for the ‘Why Islam’ dawah campaign, a member of ICNA, and Director of Gainpeace. Gainpeace.com is registered to Sabeel Ahmed and the address given is the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA).

A brief but telling biography from the late 1990’s from what appears to be Sabeel’s own website, indicates he’s been at Islamic proselytism a long time and learned from one of the best (screen shots added as we expect these pages to disappear or change shortly after posting):

MR. SABEEL AHMED is at the final stage of his medical programme in Ross University, New York. He is the Co-chairman of the Da’wa Committee and Board of Director at the Muslim Community Center Masjid (the largest mosque in the Illinois state).

He is also a member of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) where he is actively involved in the ‘toll free da’wa hotline’ 1-800-662-islam, having first hand experience in handling calls by non-Muslim.

He was a student of Shaykh Ahmed Deedat and his main field of interest is in comparative religion.

And a brief description of Sabeel listed as footnotes on most of that sites pages read as follows:

Currently, he is the co-chairman of the Da’wa Committee and Board of Director at the Muslim Community Center, Illinois. A student of Ahmed Deedat and now works for the 1-800-662-islam hotline of ICNA. His main interest is in comparative religion.

Sabeel is now Director of ICNA, which also happens to run the namesake Virginia mosque where five Muslims attended before going to Pakistan to admittedly wage jihad.

The now deceased “shaykh” from whom Sabeel learned the Islamic dawah trade sheds some needed light on the intent of the Islamic ads:

He [Ahmed Deedat] is the founder of the largest Islamic Dawah Organization in the world, the Islamic Propagation Center International and became its president.

He has published more than 20 books and distributed millions of  copies of FREE literature and pamphlets the world over. Many of
Sheikh Deedat’s publications have been translated into the many different languages of the world… (source)

…the International Center for the Propagation of Islam, whose founder and Director, Ahmed Deedat, has received funding directly from Osama bin Laden’s family and has boasted about having personally met the al Qaeda leader on several occasions. (source)

So, for starters, the director of the Islamic advertisements all across America, and the telephone hotline selling Islam, was a student of a shaykh who was the godfather of Islamic dawah, who met terrorist leader Osama bin Laden several times, and received money from bin Laden’s family to teach Islam around the world. Is Sabeel now receiving funding from bin Laden’s family?

Sabeel Ahmed’s website provides intimate insight into his thoughts on dawah, on Christians, and America. Much of his site is spent attempting to refute Indian authors critiques of Islam, but here are some of his thoughts, starting with Islamic dawah in U.S. schools:

Getting Started

First and foremost the Muslim students should establish themselves into a Muslim group (Muslim Students Association, Islamic Circle, Quran Study Group etc) if they haven’t yet instituted one.

Relief Booths to Help Disaster Victims

During the time of any natural and human created disasters, Muslims students should be the first one to respond by setting up a disaster relief assistance booth, which collects money, canned food, clothes etc. This gives a very positive picture of Islam and Muslims as servers of humanity, compared to the negative images of Islam portrayed by the media.

Including Islamic Holidays in School calendar

Many schools events and exams are scheduled around the Jewish and Christian holidays. Muslims students should approach the school authorities as a group and had our Islamic date to be included in the school diaries and be considered during the scheduling of important school events.

Islamic books in School and Campus Libraries

Encourage the school libraries to shelf books and magazines on Islam written by Muslim, and provide the librarian a list of recommended books on Islam. If the library is unwilling to purchase it themselves, the students should raise funds amongst themselves and from their parents and come up with the required books.

Scanning Textbook for Misinformation on Islam

Students of all grades and their parents should constantly scan the text books to detect any biased material on Islam. If any is found, it should be brought to the attention of the teachers and the school authorities, providing them with the correct information with evidence, and have the teacher announce to the students the correct information.

Starting an Islamic Newsletter

A newsletter on Islam and Muslims can be started by the Muslim students, if the school and campus allows it. This letter can be funded mostly by advertisements and donations. A newsletter on Islam and Muslims will again help in dispelling the misinformation circulating around and also portrays Muslims as being organized and proactive.

Incorporating Islam in Class Projects

Some aspects of Islam can be very well incorporated in the school projects. E.g. In the speech class, if there is a freedom to choose a topic, an Islamic topic should be selected. Similar opportunities can be created in history, social science, writing and other classes.

Remember, It was always Muslim creativity, Iman and the help of Allah that has constantly won victories for the Muslims, and schools and campuses won’t be any exceptions.

Other Miscellaneous Activities

Setting up Dawah tables

Hosting Islamic exhibitions

Placing advertisements in the school and college newspaper with the toll free telephone number for non-Muslims to call: 1-800-662-Islam or your local Masjid number.

It is highly recommended that all Muslim students should carry Dawah flyers in their schools bags and purses to pass them on to their friends at school.

BOTTOM LINE

We should use every opportunity presented or created to sensitize non-Muslim peers and school staff with Islam and establish an environment in which every where a non-Muslims turn, they notice Islam portrayed in a positive way and get influenced by it and eventually accept Islam with Allah’s guidance, insha Allah.

Sabeel Ahmed, 3 April 1998.

ICNA’s dawah guru on Christmas:

How should Muslims React to Christmas?

Being the custodians of Truth and the ‘Best Ummah created for mankind” and “witnesses unto Mankind”, we Muslims just can’t stay still as the society around us is entrapped by Satan. Enjoining good and forbidding evil should be our theme.

The foremost thing to realize is that Christmas is a big innovation [bidah] which is leading a big part of humanity to shirk (associating partners with God). Christianity has transgressed the limits set by Allah; therefore showing happiness and joy on Christmas, Halloween, Easter, Good Friday is like shaking hands with Satan and telling him to carry on the good work.

Remember Allah commandment to us in the Quran:

“Help you one another in virtue and righteousness, but do not help one another in sin and transgression. And fear Allah, verily Allah is severe in punishment”. (Quran, 5:2)

Therefore, a Muslim can’t enjoin in any aspect of Christmas in the disguise that Jesus is our Prophet too, we are just honoring him by celebrating Christmas. We should recognize the bidah of Christmas and the Prophet’s warning that all bidah should be rejected. Therefore, accepting Christmas invitations, attending Christmas parties, buying small plastic Christmas trees to please the kids (some Muslims actually do) should be avoided.

By greeting Christians with ‘merry Christmas’ we are legitimizing Christmas, by driving out on Christmas eve to witness the decoration of houses, we are appreciating bidah with our eyes, by placing our kids on the laps of Santa in the malls we are handing them in the hands of a fiend, by closing our Islamic Schools or shops during Christmas we are giving it our silent approval, by selling Christmas items in our shops, we are strengthening the pillars of Kufr.

By purchasing for children books with Christmas themes (‘The Night before Christmas’), by watching Christmas movies and by giving holidays to our regular Islamic schools or weekend schools, we are passing them a misguided message.

Indeed Islam came to tear down the pillars of kufr and replace them with the pillars of Islam. Armed with facts on Christmas and eloquent words of Islam, the door of Dawah to the Christians should be wisely open.

When the Christians see us restraining from observing Christmas, they will curiously ask us for the reason. This opportunity should be used by each single Muslim to discuss Islam and invite non-Muslims to Islam.

While Sabeel, ICNA, CAIR and others use blatantly misleading advertising to lure in Americans to their intolerant ideology, claiming that prominent religious figures including Jesus Christ lived as Muslims, the message to Muslims is exactly the opposite; that non-Muslims cannot pretend that Jesus was their prophet too, and that celebrating Christmas would only strengthen the pillars of Kufr.

Sabeel continues:

It is highly recommended for all Muslims to carry brochures on Islam with them to pass on to non-Muslim classmates, co-workers, neighbors etc. after discussing Islam. Free brochures on various topics on Islam can be obtained by calling 1-718-658-1199 (for U.S. and Canadian residents).

Writing articles in campus and local newspapers on ‘Jesus (pbuh) in Islam’, conducting soup kitchens in impoverished neighborhoods, clothing drives in schools and college campuses for the needy etc. are some proper modes of conduct during the Christmas holiday season.

Thus the hearts and minds of non-Muslims should be exposed to the beautiful message of Islam.

Truth comes, falsehood disappears; Islam came, now shirk must clear.

Sabeel Ahmed

October 1997.

All these dawah efforts can be seen daily online in op-eds, comments, and websites, in textbooks, and elsewhere.

Sabeel on the killing of 800 Jews by Muslims in Medina, simply:

The 800 Jews were Asking for it!

Another Sabeel post, for which there is no active hyperlink is the “Information Package for New Muslims.” If Sabeel’s welcome package was anything like ICNA’s, it has very likely disappeared due to scrutiny of its content:

Another radical text included in the welcome package is Towards Understanding Islam, penned by JI founder, Syed Abul Ala Maududi. In it, Maududi states, “The greatest sacrifice for God is made in Jihad, for in it a man sacrifices not only his own life and property in His cause but destroys those of others also.” (source)

Every citizen should remember these statements the next time they see one of ICNA’s billboards. And every organization that is approached by ICNA or one of its duplicitous allies, should consider these statements in their decision making process before accepting money for the misleading, and clearly disingenuous advertisements.

More on ICNA here and here.

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    IN THE OF ALLAH THE BENEFICIANCE THE MOST MACIFUL

    WITH MUCH GRATITUDE TO THE ALMIGHTY ALLAH AS WE THANKS, AND PRANSE HIM, MAY HIS BLESSING AND MERCY BE OPON HIS PROPHET MOHAMMED (S.A.W) AND HIS COMPANIONS. THERE FORE.

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    THE PRESENT SITUTION OF MUSLIMS AND THE SOLUTION TO IT.
    ISLAMIC DA’ AWA FILM PRODUCTION IS A FILM PRODUCTION COMPANY. CREATED THROUGH THE IDEAS OF SOME MUSLIM BROTHER OF -9-, THEY SEVERALLY SAT ON THE ISSUE OF MUSLIM UMMA SITUATION, AND SOLUTION TO IT. WHICH COME TO CONCLUSION TO USE THE FASTEST MEAN OF TRANSMITING, AND COMMUNICATION {AUDIO VISUAL} -8- OF THEM SERCRIFIES TO GO FOR MOVING ON ACTION.
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    • TO SPREAD THE ISLAMIC LIFE STYLE?? RUFKM???
      life live under a burqa and walk 3 steps behind? maybe live as dhimmi and pay jizya?? let you spread your poison to our children so they can live life unquestioning and like zombies? Yeah b/c we all need a few more Muslims to threaten us and kidnap our daughters. maybe become a Muzbot so we can beat our wives? kill our daUGHTER’S?? Maybe fight with other sects of Islam and preach dominance and imperialism?? live likeMOhammed and bvehead people and rape little girls?? yeah A POX BE UPON HIM

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