Media Center Islamic Supreme Council of America Sat, 24 Feb 2018 13:28:03 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Shaykh Kabbani's Response to False Allegations About State Department Speech In response to the statement issued on February 26, 1999 by several Muslim organizations ("American Muslim leaders demand retraction and apology"), the Islamic Supreme Council of America issued the following statement.

As-salaamu alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh.

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.

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Islamic Extremism: A Viable Threat to U.S. National Security An Open Forum at the U.S. Department of State, January 7, 1999

Transcript of a presentation by Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani

As salaamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. 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.

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"The Invocation" Wins at LA Film Festival The InvocationISCA Chairman Shaykh Hisham Kabbani participates in director Emmanuel Itier's new documentary The Invocation. The film recently won first place in the featured documentary category of the 2010 Los Angeles International Film Festival.

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Shaykh Nazim Adil Meets Pope in Cyprus Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Adil, World Leader of the Naqshbandi Sufi Order, met with Pope Benedict XVI in Nicosia, Cyprus, on Saturday, June 5, 2010.

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].

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Pope, Sufi Muslim mystic have unscheduled meeting on Cyprus pope-sufi-mystic-have-unscheduled-meeting-in-cyprus-2010-06-05_l(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.

]]> (AFP) ISCA in the News Sat, 05 Jun 2010 14:10:59 +0000
Pope Meets a Muslim Leader in Cyprus (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.

]]> (The New York Times | Rachel Donadio) ISCA in the News Sat, 05 Jun 2010 00:00:00 +0000
CSCA Supports Fatwa Prohibiting Terrorism and Suicide Bombing 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.

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&A session. ]]> (Ishreen Macan Markar, CSCA) Press Releases Mon, 01 Mar 2010 00:00:00 +0000 Unity Key to Resolution of Problems: U.S. Islamic Council Chief 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.

]]> (Pak Tribune) ISCA in the News Sat, 01 Aug 2009 00:00:00 +0000
Who is Cair? 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."

]]> (Rep. Frank Wolf) ISCA in the News Fri, 12 Jun 2009 00:00:00 +0000
ISCA Chairman meets with England’s Foreign Secretary Jack Straw 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.

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