Media Center Islamic Supreme Council of America http://islamicsupremecouncil.org/media-center.feed 2017-12-16T18:38:13Z Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management Shaykh Kabbani's Response to False Allegations About State Department Speech 2011-01-25T03:56:51Z 2011-01-25T03:56:51Z http://islamicsupremecouncil.org/media-center/domestic-extremism/64-shaykh-kabbanis-response-to-false-allegations-about-state-department-speech.html ISCA cellweb@yahoo.com <p><strong>In response to the statement issued on February 26, 1999 by several Muslim organizations (</strong><strong>"American Muslim leaders demand retraction and apology"),</strong><strong> the Islamic Supreme Council of America issued the following statement. </strong></p> <p>As-salaamu alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh.</p> <p>It is regretful and shameful but also revealing that AMPCC, American Muslim Alliance, AMC, CAIR, MPAC, ICNA, ISNA, and MSA have issued a very misleading statement condemning Shaykh Hisham Kabbani's recent speech at the US State Department. Instead of following the Islamic etiquette of disagreement and speaking directly with Shaykh Kabbani about their "concerns," they followed a path more typical of tabloid journalism, seeking a broad-based dissemination of their defamatory claims without regard for the truth. Even more disheartening, they also chose an approach reticent of the "Salem Witch Hunts" in America, which sought to enforce its ideological perspective, regardless of the costs to human life, dignity, and mutual tolerance and respect.</p> <p><strong>In response to the statement issued on February 26, 1999 by several Muslim organizations (</strong><strong>"American Muslim leaders demand retraction and apology"),</strong><strong> the Islamic Supreme Council of America issued the following statement. </strong></p> <p>As-salaamu alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh.</p> <p>It is regretful and shameful but also revealing that AMPCC, American Muslim Alliance, AMC, CAIR, MPAC, ICNA, ISNA, and MSA have issued a very misleading statement condemning Shaykh Hisham Kabbani's recent speech at the US State Department. Instead of following the Islamic etiquette of disagreement and speaking directly with Shaykh Kabbani about their "concerns," they followed a path more typical of tabloid journalism, seeking a broad-based dissemination of their defamatory claims without regard for the truth. Even more disheartening, they also chose an approach reticent of the "Salem Witch Hunts" in America, which sought to enforce its ideological perspective, regardless of the costs to human life, dignity, and mutual tolerance and respect.</p> Islamic Extremism: A Viable Threat to U.S. National Security 2011-01-25T02:52:48Z 2011-01-25T02:52:48Z http://islamicsupremecouncil.org/media-center/domestic-extremism/63-islamic-extremism-a-viable-threat-to-us-national-security.html ISCA cellweb@yahoo.com <p style="text-align: center;">An Open Forum at the U.S. Department of State, January 7, 1999</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Transcript of a presentation by Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani</p> <p><em>As salaamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.</em> It is a greeting in the Arabic language which means peace be upon you all. I was very happy to see that my name was written double "shaykh." Because you know that shaykh might mean oil shaykh, or a fundamentalist, extremist. So two opposites make a positive -- two negatives multiplied by each other become a positive. So those who wrote that were very clever... thank you very much.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">An Open Forum at the U.S. Department of State, January 7, 1999</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Transcript of a presentation by Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani</p> <p><em>As salaamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.</em> It is a greeting in the Arabic language which means peace be upon you all. I was very happy to see that my name was written double "shaykh." Because you know that shaykh might mean oil shaykh, or a fundamentalist, extremist. So two opposites make a positive -- two negatives multiplied by each other become a positive. So those who wrote that were very clever... thank you very much.</p> "The Invocation" Wins at LA Film Festival 2010-08-11T01:57:59Z 2010-08-11T01:57:59Z http://islamicsupremecouncil.org/media-center/press-releases/60-the-invocation-wins-at-la-film-festival.html ISCA cellweb@yahoo.com <p><img class="caption" src="http://islamicsupremecouncil.org/images/stories/isca/Invocation2.jpg" border="0" alt="The Invocation" title="The Invocation" width="189" height="252" align="left" />ISCA Chairman Shaykh Hisham Kabbani participates in director Emmanuel Itier's new documentary <a href="http://www.lightning-ent.com/movie/view/97" target="_blank" title="The Invocation"><em>The Invocation</em></a>. The film recently won first place in the featured documentary category of the <a href="http://www.laifilmfest.com/LAIFILMFEST/2010_Final_Judging.html" target="_blank" title="LA Film Festival">2010 Los Angeles International Film Festival</a>.</p> <p><img class="caption" src="http://islamicsupremecouncil.org/images/stories/isca/Invocation2.jpg" border="0" alt="The Invocation" title="The Invocation" width="189" height="252" align="left" />ISCA Chairman Shaykh Hisham Kabbani participates in director Emmanuel Itier's new documentary <a href="http://www.lightning-ent.com/movie/view/97" target="_blank" title="The Invocation"><em>The Invocation</em></a>. The film recently won first place in the featured documentary category of the <a href="http://www.laifilmfest.com/LAIFILMFEST/2010_Final_Judging.html" target="_blank" title="LA Film Festival">2010 Los Angeles International Film Festival</a>.</p> Shaykh Nazim Adil Meets Pope in Cyprus 2010-06-13T14:40:30Z 2010-06-13T14:40:30Z http://islamicsupremecouncil.org/media-center/press-releases/59-shaykh-nazim-adil-meets-pope-in-cyprus.html ISCA cellweb@yahoo.com <p>Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Adil, World Leader of the Naqshbandi Sufi Order, met with Pope Benedict XVI in Nicosia, Cyprus, on Saturday, June 5, 2010.</p> <p>As a gesture of respect and humility, Shaykh Nazim travelled from Northern Cyprus to meet the pontiff in the UN buffer zone, and present him with gifts of a cane, a plaque with the word “peace” in Arabic and prayer beads. The Pope, in turn, presented Shaykh Nazim with a medal of his pontificate. In Islam, exchanging gifts is a tradition of the Prophet Muhammad (s) who said, “Exchange gifts, as that will lead to increasing your love to one another [Bukhari].</p> <p>Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Adil, World Leader of the Naqshbandi Sufi Order, met with Pope Benedict XVI in Nicosia, Cyprus, on Saturday, June 5, 2010.</p> <p>As a gesture of respect and humility, Shaykh Nazim travelled from Northern Cyprus to meet the pontiff in the UN buffer zone, and present him with gifts of a cane, a plaque with the word “peace” in Arabic and prayer beads. The Pope, in turn, presented Shaykh Nazim with a medal of his pontificate. In Islam, exchanging gifts is a tradition of the Prophet Muhammad (s) who said, “Exchange gifts, as that will lead to increasing your love to one another [Bukhari].</p> Pope, Sufi Muslim mystic have unscheduled meeting on Cyprus 2010-06-05T14:10:59Z 2010-06-05T14:10:59Z http://islamicsupremecouncil.org/media-center/isca-in-the-news/57-pope-sufi-muslim-mystic-have-unscheduled-meeting-on-cyprus.html AFP cellweb@yahoo.com <p><img class="caption" src="http://islamicsupremecouncil.org/images/stories/isca/pope-sufi-mystic-have-unscheduled-meeting-in-cyprus-2010-06-05_l.jpg" border="0" alt="pope-sufi-mystic-have-unscheduled-meeting-in-cyprus-2010-06-05_l" title="Shaykh Nazim and Pope Benedict XVI" width="280" height="359" style="float: right; border: 0;" />(Saturday, June 5, 2010) Pope Benedict XVI meets with Sufi mystic Sheikh Nazim (L), who traveled from the north of the divided island of Cyprus to see him at the Latin Church of the Holy Cross in Nicosia on Saturday.</p> <p><img class="caption" src="http://islamicsupremecouncil.org/images/stories/isca/pope-sufi-mystic-have-unscheduled-meeting-in-cyprus-2010-06-05_l.jpg" border="0" alt="pope-sufi-mystic-have-unscheduled-meeting-in-cyprus-2010-06-05_l" title="Shaykh Nazim and Pope Benedict XVI" width="280" height="359" style="float: right; border: 0;" />(Saturday, June 5, 2010) Pope Benedict XVI meets with Sufi mystic Sheikh Nazim (L), who traveled from the north of the divided island of Cyprus to see him at the Latin Church of the Holy Cross in Nicosia on Saturday.</p> Pope Meets a Muslim Leader in Cyprus 2010-06-05T00:00:00Z 2010-06-05T00:00:00Z http://islamicsupremecouncil.org/media-center/isca-in-the-news/58-pope-meets-a-muslim-leader-in-cyprus.html The New York Times | Rachel Donadio cellweb@yahoo.com <p>(June 5, 2010) NICOSIA, Cyprus — A day after Cypriot religious and political leaders lashed out at Turkey, whose troops have occupied northern Cyprus since 1974, Pope Benedict XVI on Saturday met briefly with a Muslim religious leader from the Turkish North.</p> <p>(June 5, 2010) NICOSIA, Cyprus — A day after Cypriot religious and political leaders lashed out at Turkey, whose troops have occupied northern Cyprus since 1974, Pope Benedict XVI on Saturday met briefly with a Muslim religious leader from the Turkish North.</p> CSCA Supports Fatwa Prohibiting Terrorism and Suicide Bombing 2010-03-01T00:00:00Z 2010-03-01T00:00:00Z http://islamicsupremecouncil.org/media-center/press-releases/22-csca-supports-fatwa-prohibiting-terrorism-and-suicide-bombing.html Ishreen Macan Markar, CSCA cellweb@yahoo.com <p>CSCA would like to express its support for the important work of Shaikh ul Islam Dr Tahir ul Qadri , founder of Minhaj-ul-Quran,  who will relate a comprehensive fatwa (religious ruling) that prohibits terrorism and suicide bombing.</p> <p>The fatwa announcement is scheduled to take place at a Press conference at One Birdcage Walk, SW1H 9JJ on Tuesday 2nd March at 10am and includes an open Q&amp;A session. <p>CSCA would like to express its support for the important work of Shaikh ul Islam Dr Tahir ul Qadri , founder of Minhaj-ul-Quran,  who will relate a comprehensive fatwa (religious ruling) that prohibits terrorism and suicide bombing.</p> <p>The fatwa announcement is scheduled to take place at a Press conference at One Birdcage Walk, SW1H 9JJ on Tuesday 2nd March at 10am and includes an open Q&amp;A session. Unity Key to Resolution of Problems: U.S. Islamic Council Chief 2009-08-01T00:00:00Z 2009-08-01T00:00:00Z http://islamicsupremecouncil.org/media-center/isca-in-the-news/8-unity-key-to-resolution-of-problems-us-islamic-council-chief.html Pak Tribune cellweb@yahoo.com <p>LONDON, August 09 (Online): Sheikh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani, chairman Islamic Supreme council of America has said that key to resolution of all problems including Kashmir and Palestine facing Muslim Ummah lies in unity among the Muslim rulers. He expressed these views in an exclusive interview with Online here Sunday.</p> <p>LONDON, August 09 (Online): Sheikh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani, chairman Islamic Supreme council of America has said that key to resolution of all problems including Kashmir and Palestine facing Muslim Ummah lies in unity among the Muslim rulers. He expressed these views in an exclusive interview with Online here Sunday.</p> Who is Cair? 2009-06-12T00:00:00Z 2009-06-12T00:00:00Z http://islamicsupremecouncil.org/media-center/isca-in-the-news/50-who-is-cair.html Rep. Frank Wolf cellweb@yahoo.com <p>The following is a speech given by Rep. Frank Wolf on the House floor Friday, June 12, 2009 on the MADAM SPEAKER, As ranking member on the Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations subcommittee, which last week considered the FY 2010 appropriations bill, I have a keen interest in and oversight responsibility for a host of counterterrorism-related initiatives. The bill, which is expected to come before the full House next week, includes $7.7 billion to support the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), whose top priorities include protecting and defending the United States against terrorism and foreign intelligence threats. The FBI was intimately involved in a 15-year investigation which culminated last fall in the Holy Land Foundation and five of its former organizers being found guilty of illegally funneling more than $12 million to the terrorist group Hamas. A Department of Justice press release issued May 27, 2009, reported that "U.S. District Judge Jorge A. Solis sentenced the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF) and five of its leaders following their convictions by a federal jury in November 2008 on charges of providing material support to Hamas, a designated foreign terrorist organization."</p> <p>The following is a speech given by Rep. Frank Wolf on the House floor Friday, June 12, 2009 on the MADAM SPEAKER, As ranking member on the Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations subcommittee, which last week considered the FY 2010 appropriations bill, I have a keen interest in and oversight responsibility for a host of counterterrorism-related initiatives. The bill, which is expected to come before the full House next week, includes $7.7 billion to support the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), whose top priorities include protecting and defending the United States against terrorism and foreign intelligence threats. The FBI was intimately involved in a 15-year investigation which culminated last fall in the Holy Land Foundation and five of its former organizers being found guilty of illegally funneling more than $12 million to the terrorist group Hamas. A Department of Justice press release issued May 27, 2009, reported that "U.S. District Judge Jorge A. Solis sentenced the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF) and five of its leaders following their convictions by a federal jury in November 2008 on charges of providing material support to Hamas, a designated foreign terrorist organization."</p> ISCA Chairman meets with England’s Foreign Secretary Jack Straw 2005-04-29T00:00:00Z 2005-04-29T00:00:00Z http://islamicsupremecouncil.org/media-center/press-releases/9-isca-chairman-meets-with-englands-foreign-secretary-jack-straw.html ISCA cellweb@yahoo.com <p><img class="caption" src="http://islamicsupremecouncil.org/images/stories/isca/jackstraw.png" border="0" title="Jack Straw with ISCA Chairman" width="144" height="118" align="left" />Blackburn, United Kingdom (4/29/2005) - An unprecedented meeting took place today between Foreign Secretary of the UK, Mr. Jack Straw, and His Holiness Shaykh Mohamed Hisham Kabbani, deputy to Shaykh Muhammad Nazim al-Haqqani, world leader of the Naqshbandi Haqqani Sufi Order, which boasts a global membership of over 2 million students.</p> <p><img class="caption" src="http://islamicsupremecouncil.org/images/stories/isca/jackstraw.png" border="0" title="Jack Straw with ISCA Chairman" width="144" height="118" align="left" />Blackburn, United Kingdom (4/29/2005) - An unprecedented meeting took place today between Foreign Secretary of the UK, Mr. Jack Straw, and His Holiness Shaykh Mohamed Hisham Kabbani, deputy to Shaykh Muhammad Nazim al-Haqqani, world leader of the Naqshbandi Haqqani Sufi Order, which boasts a global membership of over 2 million students.</p>