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'How Saudi Publications on Hate Ideology invade American Mosques' -Testimony of Freedom House director before Senate Committee

November 8, 2005

Testimony Of Nina Shea, Director Center For Religious Freedom, Freedom House Before The Committee On The Judiciary U.S. Senate:


Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for the opportunity to testify before this distinguished Committee. On behalf of Freedom House's Center for Religious Freedom, I wish to present the findings of the report, Saudi Publications on Hate Ideology Invade American Mosques,[1] which Freedom House issued in January 2005, as well as some comments on the shortcomings of the Saudi government's response.

Freedom House's Center for Religious Freedom decided to undertake this project after a number of Muslims and other experts publicly raised concerns about Saudi state influence on American religious life.[2] It complements a May 2003 recommendation of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, an independent government agency, that the U.S. government conduct a study on Saudi involvement in propagating internationally a "religious ideology that explicitly promotes hate, intolerance, and other human rights violations, and in some cases violence, toward members of other religious groups, both Muslims and non-Muslims."[3]

The Center's study addresses the question: Is Saudi Arabia, our purported ally in the War on Terror, responsible for having planted extremist propaganda within our borders?

In order to document Saudi influence, the material for this report was gathered from a selection of more than a dozen mosques and Islamic centers in American cities, including Los Angeles, Oakland, Dallas, Houston, Chicago, Washington, and New York. In most cases, these sources, while representing a small fraction of the total number of mosques in the United States, are among the most prominent and well-established mosques in their areas. This study did not attempt any general survey of American mosques.

And, as the Center's website states in the electronic version of the report, "We have made no determination that these mosques endorsed any of these materials cited in these reports, or were even aware of their presence."

Many of the tracts in our study are in the voice of a senior authority.

One of them states: "Be dissociated from the infidels, hate them for their religion, leave them, never rely on them for support, do not admire them, and always oppose them in every way according to Islamic law."[4]

The advice of another is emphatic: "There is consensus on this matter, that whoever helps unbelievers against Muslims, regardless of what type of support he lends to them, he is an unbeliever himself."[5]

Another book states that, if relations between Muslims and non-Muslims were harmonious, there would be "no loyalty and enmity, no more jihad and fighting to raise Allah's work on earth."[6]

The books give detailed instructions on how to build a "wall of resentment" between the Muslim and the infidel: Never greet the Christian or Jew first. Never congratulate the infidel on his holiday. Never befriend an infidel unless it is to convert him. Never imitate the infidel. Never work for an infidel. Do not wear a graduation gown because this imitates the infidel.[7] The cover of the book giving this particular set of instructions states: "Greetings from the Cultural Department" of the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Washington, D.C.

This book was published by the government of Saudi Arabia; it bears no publication date and was found in several locations. The other books are textbooks from the Saudi Education Ministry, and collections of fatwas, religious edicts, issued by the government's religious office, or published by other organizations based in Riyadh and monitored or controlled by the government of Saudi Arabia.

Between late 2004 and December 2005, researchers who are themselves Muslim Americans, gathered samples of over 200 such texts -- all from within America and all spread, sponsored or otherwise generated by Saudi Arabia. They demonstrate the ongoing efforts by Saudi Arabia to indoctrinate Muslims in the United States in the hostility and belligerence of Saudi Arabia's hardline Wahhabi sect of Islam.

The documents we analyzed all have some connection to the government of Saudi Arabia.[8] While not all extremist works are Saudi, Saudi Arabia is overwhelmingly the state most responsible for the publications on the ideology of hate in America. Our findings are consistent with the assessment of the Treasury Department's Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence. On July 13, 2005, Treasury Under Secretary Stuart Levey testified before the Senate Banking Committee: "Saudi Arabia-based and funded organizations remain a key source for the promotion of ideologies used by terrorists and violent extremists around the world to justify their hate-filled agenda."

All Saudis must be Muslim, and the Saudi government, in collaboration with the country's religious establishment, enforces and imposes Wahhabism as the official state doctrine. In 2004, the United States State Department designated Saudi Arabia as a "Country of Particular Concern" under the International Religious Freedom Act after finding for many years that "religious freedom did not exist" in the Kingdom. The Saudi policy of denying religious freedom is explained in one of the tracts in this study: "Freedom of thinking requires permitting the denial of faith and attacking what is sacred, glorifying falsehood and defending the heretics, finding fault in religion and letting loose the ideas and pens to write of disbelief as one likes, and to put ornaments on sin as one likes."[9]

The Wahhabi ideology that the Saudi monarchy enforces, and on which it bases its legitimacy, is shown in these documents as a fanatically bigoted, xenophobic and sometimes violent ideology.[10] These publications articulate its wrathful dogma, rejecting the coexistence of different religions and explicitly condemning Christians, Jews, all other non-Muslims, as well as non-Wahhabi Muslims.

The various Saudi publications gathered for this study state that it is a religious obligation for Muslims to hate Christians and Jews and warn against imitating, befriending, or helping such "infidels" in any way, or taking part in their festivities and celebrations. They instill contempt for America because the United States is ruled by legislated civil law rather than by totalitarian Wahhabi-style Islamic law. Some of the publications collected for this study direct Muslims not to take American citizenship as long as the country is ruled by infidels and tell them, while abroad, above all, to work for the creation of an Islamic state. The Saudi textbooks and documents our researchers collected preach a Nazi-like hatred for Jews, treat the forged Protocols of the Elders of Zion as historical fact, and avow that the Muslim's duty is to eliminate the state of Israel. Regarding women, the Saudi state publications in America instruct that they should be veiled, segregated from men and barred from certain employment and roles.

In these documents, other Muslims, especially those who advocate tolerance, are condemned as infidels. The opening fatwa in one Saudi embassy-distributed booklet responds to a question about a Muslim preacher in a European mosque who taught that it is not right to condemn Jews and Christians as infidels. The Saudi state cleric's reply rebukes the Muslim cleric: "He who casts doubts about their infidelity leaves no doubt about his."[11] Since, under Saudi law, "apostates" from Islam can be sentenced to death, this is an implied death threat against the tolerant Muslim imam, as well as an incitement to vigilante violence. Sufi and Shiite Muslims are also viciously condemned. Other Saudi fatwas in the collection declare that Muslims who engage in genuine interfaith dialogue are also "unbelievers." As for a Muslim who fails to uphold Wahhabi sexual mores through homosexual activity or heterosexual activity outside of marriage, the edicts found in certain American mosques advise, "it would be lawful for Muslims to spill his blood and to take his money." [12] Regarding those who convert out of Islam, it is explicitly asserted, they "should be killed."[13]

Much of the commentary in the West on Wahhabi hate ideology is restricted to shallow statements that it is "strict" or "puritanical." The Saudi publications in this study show that there is much more of concern to Americans in this ideology than rigid sexual codes. They show that it stresses a dualistic worldview in which there exist two antagonistic realms or abodes that can never be reconciled, and that when Muslims are in the land of the "infidel," they must behave as if on a mission behind enemy lines. Either they are there to acquire new knowledge and make money to be later employed in the jihad against the infidels, or they are there to proselytize the infidels until at least some convert to Islam. Any other reason for lingering among the unbelievers in their lands is illegitimate, and unless a Muslim leaves as quickly as possible, he or she is not a true Muslim and so too must be condemned. The message of these Saudi government publications and rulings is designed to breed greater aloofness, instill suspicion, and ultimately engender hatred for America and its people.

One insidious aspect of this propaganda is its aim to replace traditional and moderate interpretations of Islam with Wahhabi extremism. Wahhabism began only 250 years ago with the movement created by fanatical preacher Muhammad Ibn Abd al-Wahhab. Once a fringe sect in a remote part of the Arabian peninsula, Wahhabi extremism has been given global reach through Saudi government sponsorship and money, particularly over the past quarter century as it has competed with Iran in spreading its version of the faith. With its vast oil wealth and its position as guardian of Islam's two holiest sites, Saudi Arabia now claims to be the leading power within Islam and the protector of the faith, a belief stated in the Saudi Basic Law. Saudi Foreign Policy Adviser Adel al-Jubeir publicly states that "the role of Saudi Arabia in the Muslim world is similar to the role of the Vatican." [14] Even as the Saudi state asserts that it strives to keep the faith "pure" and free of innovation, it invents a new role for itself as the only legitimate authority on Islam.

One example of how Saudi Arabia asserts its self-appointed role as the authoritative interpreter of Islam within the Muslim world is provided in a collection of fatwas published by the Saudi Embassy's Cultural Department in Washington. Its one-page introduction laments the dearth of competent Islamic scholars among Muslim emigrant communities abroad, and the confusion this has caused about Islamic beliefs and worship. The opening line reads, "The emigrant Muslim communities suffer in these countries from a lack of religious scholars (ulema)."[15] It states that this deplorable situation has led the highest committee of Islamic scholars in the Kingdom to offer authoritative replies to questions frequently asked by Muslims living in the non-Muslim world. These replies are given in authoritative pronouncements that the introduction urges should be official guides for preachers, mosque imams, and students living far from the Kingdom.

A prolific source of fatwas condemning "infidels" in this collection was Sheik 'Abd al-'Aziz Bin 'Abdillah Bin Baz (died 1999), who was appointed by King Fahd in 1993 to the official post of Grand Mufti. As Grand Mufti, he was upheld by the government of Saudi Arabia as its highest religious authority. Bin Baz was a government appointee who received a regular government salary, served at the pleasure of the King, and presided over the Saudi Permanent Committee for Scientific Research and the Issuing of Fatwas, an office of the Saudi government. His radically dichotomous mode of thinking, coupled with his persistent demonizing of non-Muslims and tolerant Muslims, runs through the fatwas in these publications. Bin Baz was responsible for the unique fatwa, enforced in no other Muslim country, barring Saudi women from driving. Though Bin Baz is now dead, his fanatical fatwas continue to be treated as authoritative by the Saudi government.

As I previously stated, the Center has not attempted to measure the extent and effect of Saudi publications here. However, as the website of King Fahd states, "the cost of King Fahd's efforts in this field has been astronomical." Some, such as Alex Alexiev of the Center for Security Policy who testified before this Committee in 2003, have estimated Saudi spending on the export of extremist ideology globally to measure three to four times what the Soviets spent on external propaganda during the height of the Cold War. As oil revenues rise for the Saudis, this might well increase.

Singapore's main newspaper recently published an interview with Sheik Muhammad Hisham Kabbani, the Lebanese-American chairman of the Islamic Supreme Council of America and a distinguished Islamic scholar: "Back in 1990, arriving for his first Friday prayers in an American mosque in Jersey City, he was shocked to hear Wahhabism being preached. 'What I heard there, I had never heard in my native Lebanon. I asked myself: Is Wahhabism active in America? So I started my research. Whichever mosque I went to, it was Wahhabi, Wahhabi, Wahhabi,Wahhabi.'"[16]

In an interview on October 26, 2001, with PBS Frontline, Dr. Maher Hathout, identified by PBS as a senior adviser to the Muslim Public Affairs Council and the spokesperson for the Islamic Center of Southern California, this very question about Saudi influence in America is posed by the interviewer. Dr Hathout answered: "[T]hey send imams and books in Arabic. And these books are translated into English and the translation is not always very good. And they are talking about an environment that is obsolete, the world-view of the unbelievers fighting the believers. So it comes very irrelevant to the diversity and the pluralism in America. These books are all over the place, because they can afford to make very glossy magazines and distribute it for free" (emphasis added).[17] MPAC has announced a policy of not accepting Saudi support.

Within worldwide Sunni Islam, followers of Wahhabism and other hardline or salafist (literally translated as venerable predecessors) movements remain a distinct minority. This is evident from the millions of Muslims who have chosen to make America their home and are upstanding, law-abiding citizens and neighbors. In fact it was just such concerned Muslims who first brought these publications to our attention. They decry the Wahhabi interpretation as being foreign to the toleration expressed in Islam and its injunction against coercion in religion. They believe they would be forbidden to practice the faith of their ancestors in today's Saudi Arabia, and are grateful to the United States and other Western nations for granting them religious freedom. They also affirm the importance of respecting non-Muslims, pointing to verses in the Koran that speak with kindness about non-Muslims. They raise examples of Islam's Prophet Mohammed visiting his sick Jewish neighbor, standing in deference at a Jew's funeral procession, settling a dispute in favor of a truthful Jew over a dishonest person who was Muslim, and forming alliances with Jews and polytheists, among others. They criticize the Wahhabis for distorting and even altering the text of the Koran in support of their bigotry. They say that in their tradition jihad is applicable only in the defense of Islam and Muslims, and that it is commendable, not an act of "infidelity," for Muslims, Jews, and Christians to engage in genuine dialogue.

Fifteen of the September 11 hijackers were Saudi subjects indoctrinated from young ages in just such Wahhabi ideology, possibly from some of the very same textbooks and fatwa collections in our study. Saudi state curriculum for many years has taught children to hate "the other" and support jihad, a malleable term that is used by terrorists to describe and justify their atrocities.

For example, a book for third-year high school students published by the Saudi Ministry of Education that was collected in Oakland, California, teaches students to prepare for jihad in the sense of war against Islam's enemies, and to strive to attain military self-sufficiency: "To be true Muslims, we must prepare and be ready for jihad in Allah's way. It is the duty of the citizen and the government. The military education is glued to faith and its meaning, and the duty to follow it."[18]

Saudi commentators, themselves, have drawn the link between, on one hand, the large number of Saudis involved on September 11, and among the al Qaeda prisoners in Guantanamo Bay and the insurgents in Iraq, and, on the other, the culture of religious rage and violence that is part of Saudi religious education. A study presented to a Saudi forum of 60 intellectuals, researchers, clerics and public figures, convened by Saudi then-Crown Prince Abdullah in December 2003 as part of a "National Dialogue" series, found "grave defects" in the religious curricula of the state's boys' schools, particularly with regard to "others," that is, non-Muslims and non-Wahhabi Muslims. The researchers concluded that this approach "encourages violence toward others, and misguides the pupils into believing that in order to safeguard their own religion, they must violently repress and even physically eliminate the 'other,'" according to a summary of the study by MEMRI.[19] The Saudi forum concluded with recommendations for reforming the religious curriculum.

The Saudi government is currently waging a multi-million dollar public relations campaign in the United States, which among other activities advertised in American journals that the Kingdom's textbooks are being "updated." In an interview on October 14, 2005 with Barbara Walters, King Abdullah responded to a question about extremism and hatred in Saudi textbooks with the assurance, "We have toned them down."

We have not attempted to investigate this claim but we remain skeptical based on our own interviews last December of Saudi official religious scholars who denied that reform was necessary and said that textbook reform would have to "evolve slowly over many years,"[20] as well as other reports. We do not find it reassuring that, following the release of our study, the government of Saudi Arabia appointed as the new education minister a former director of the Muslim World League, Abdullah al Obeid. The Wall Street Journal reported (Feb. 9, 2005) that "Mr. Obeid was secretary general of MWL from 1995-2002, a period when the huge Saudi-government-funded organization fell under intense scrutiny from Asia to North America for spending tens of millions of dollars to finance the spread of Saudi Arabia's austere brand of fundamentalist Islam." It is one of the 25 Islamic organizations placed under investigation by the U.S. Senate Finance Committee for "financ[ing] terror and perpetuat[ing] violence."

What we have confirmed is that, as of ten months ago, the retrograde, unreformed editions of Saudi textbooks and state-sponsored fatwa collections remained in circulation in some prominent American mosques.

The global spread of Islamic extremism, such as Wahhabism, is the most serious ideological challenge of our times. Senator Jon Kyl, chairman of the Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Terrorism, who held hearings on Wahhabism, asserted: "A growing body of accepted evidence and expert research demonstrates that the Wahhabi ideology that dominates, finances and animates many groups here in the United States, indeed is antithetical to the values of tolerance, individualism and freedom as we conceive these things." The 9/11 Commission was even more emphatic that a threat is posed "even in affluent countries, [where] Saudi-funded Wahhabi schools are often the only Islamic schools," (page 370) and that "education that teaches tolerance, the dignity and value of each individual , and respect for different beliefs is a key element in any global strategy to eliminate Islamist terrorism."

Wahhabi extremism is more than hate speech; it is a totalitarian ideology of hatred that can incite to violence. The fact that a foreign government, namely Saudi Arabia, has been working to mainstream within our borders such hate ideology demands our urgent attention. This Committee and the press have previously examined the extremist infiltration of the prison and military chaplain programs in the United States. The Saudi textbooks and publications described in the Center's report could also pose a serious threat to American security and to the traditional American culture of religious toleration and freedom.

I believe that, not only does the government of Saudi Arabia not have a right to spread educational materials based on an ideology of religious hatred against Jews, Christians, other Muslims such as Shiites and Sufis, and others within U.S. borders, by the fact that it is a government actor and member of the United Nations, it is committing a human rights violation in doing so. A government that advocates religious intolerance and hatred violates the religious freedom and tolerance provisions of Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The September 2005 report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office, U.S. Agencies' Efforts to Address Islamic Extremism, indicates that recent Saudi claims to have made reforms cannot be taken at face value. They must be verified:

The GAO report concludes that while Saudi Arabia claims to have made reforms, and in some case has done so, "U.S. agencies do not know the extent of the Saudi government's efforts to limit the activities of Saudi sources that have allegedly propagated Islamic extremism outside of Saudi Arabia." (Emphasis added).

  • Specifically, the GAO reports that, "as of July 2005, agency officials did not know if the government of Saudi Arabia had taken steps to ensure that Saudi-funded curricula or religious activities in other countries do not propagate extremism." (Emphasis added).
  • The government of Saudi Arabia, and State and Treasury officials in the U.S. have publicly declared that Saudi Arabia is undertaking a number of charity reforms, including requiring all private Saudi donations marked for international distribution to flow through a new National Commission for Relief and Charity Work Abroad. However, the GAO report found: "[A]s of July 2005, this commission was not yet fully operational, according to Treasury."
  • In 2004, Saudi Arabia and the United States announced they had jointly designated nine al Haramain Foundation offices as terrorist financiers, and Saudi Arabia announced its intentions to close down al Haramain Foundation. But the GAO report states that in May 2005 "a Treasury official told us it was unclear whether the Saudi government had implemented its plans." (Emphasis added).

These GAO assertions make clear that either the Saudis have failed to follow through on important reforms and/or the U.S. has failed to verify whether or not the reforms have been carried out. Either case is deeply troubling.

The GAO report concludes that, while U.S. government officials and other experts believe that the spread of Islamic extremism, rather than al Qaeda, is the "pre-eminent threat facing the United States," U.S. government agencies lack a common definition of Islamic extremism, as well as a coordinated approach to it. Furthermore, the GAO report concludes that "The agencies do not distinguish between efforts or programs intended to target Islamic extremism indigenous to a country and those intended to target outside influences, such as Saudi Arabia." (Emphasis added).


I urge this Committee to seriously consider the following recommendations, which are drawn from those of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, an independent government agency:

  1. The State Department Annual Report on International Religious Freedom should include in its reporting on Saudi Arabia an analysis of the content of Saudi textbooks and other Saudi state publications promoting or condoning anti-Semitism and religious hatred.
  2. The U.S. government should issue a formal demarche urging the government of Saudi Arabia to cease funding or providing other support for written materials or activities that explicitly promote hate, intolerance, and human rights violations. Further it should urge the government of Saudi Arabia to:
    • Provide an accounting of what kinds of Saudi support have been and continue to be provided to which religious schools, mosques, centers of learning, and other religious organizations globally;
    • Stop funding religious activities abroad until the Saudis know the content of the teachings and are satisfied that they do not promote hatred, intolerance, or other human rights violations;
    • Monitor, regulate, and report publicly about the activities of Saudi charitable organizations based outside Saudi Arabia in countries throughout the world;
    • Cease granting diplomatic status to Islamic clerics and educators teaching outside Saudi Arabia, and close down any Islamic affairs sections in Saudi embassies throughout the world that have been responsible for propagating intolerance, as it has already apparently done within the U.S.;

Finally, even should the Saudis stop exporting and supporting extremist propaganda, their extremist textbooks, study guides, and fatwa collections will remain in circulation here and in other countries for years to come. Some American mosques have voluntarily made it their policy to screen out and reject Saudi-supplied educational materials and publications; this is an important model for all.

Thank you, Mr. Chairman and Members of the Committee. This concludes my testimony.


[1] Full text of report available: www.freedomhouse.org/religion

[2] Schwartz, Stephen, The Two Faces of Islam, Doubleday, New York, NY, 2002.; Baer, Robert, Sleeping With the Devil, Crown Publishers, New York, NY, 2003. See also Mai Yamani's talk at Freedom House "State Wahhabism of Saudi Arabia: Impacts of a Religious Ideology of Intolerance and Hate," 21 October 2004; Center for Democracy and Human Rights in Saudi Arabia, http://www.cdhr.info/ ; Saudi Institute, http://www.saudiinstitute.org/index.php?option=com_frontpage &Itemid=1

[3] U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, Report on Saudi Arabia, May 2003.

[4] Loyalty and Dissociation in Islam. Riyadh: Ibn Taymiya Library, no date.

[5] Loyalty and Dissociation in Islam. Riyadh: Ibn Taymiya Library, no date.

[6] Verdict Regarding Celebrating the Year 2000 and the Call for the Unity of Religions. Riyadh: Permanent Committee for Scientific Research and the Issuing of Fatwas, 2000.

[7] Bin Baz, Sheik Abdul Aziz. Religious Edicts for the Immigrant Muslim. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Cultural Attaché in Washington, no date.

[8] In some instances, they have five connections. The publications under study each have at least two of the following links to Saudi Arabia. They are: official publications of a government ministry; distributed by the Saudi embassy; comprised of religious pronouncements and commentary by religious authorities appointed to state positions by the Saudi crown; representative of the established Wahhabi ideology of Saudi Arabia; and/or disseminated through a mosque or center supported by the Saudi crown.

In many examples, the Saudi link is readily apparent from the seal or name appearing on the cover of the publications of the Saudi Embassy in Washington, or of the Saudi cultural, educational or religious affairs ministries, or of the Saudi Air Force. While not all the mosques in the study may receive Saudi support, some of the mosques and centers, such as the King Fahd Mosque in Los Angeles and the Islamic Center in Washington, are openly acknowledged to receive official support by the Saudi king as recorded on his website (www.kingfahdbinabdulaziz.com ).

Furthermore, the Saudi government has directly staffed some of these institutions. The King Fahd mosque, the main mosque in Los Angeles, from which several of these publications were gathered, employed an imam, Fahad al Thumairy, who was an accredited diplomat of the Saudi Arabian consulate from 1996 until 2003, when he was barred from reentering the United States because of terrorist connections. The 9/11 Commission Report describes the imam as a "well-known figure at the King Fahd mosque and within the Los Angeles Muslim community," who was reputed to be an "Islamic fundamentalist and a strict adherent to orthodox Wahhabi doctrine" and observed that he "may have played a role in helping the [9/11] hijackers establish themselves on their arrival in Los Angeles" (Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, The 9/11 Commission Report, W.W. Norton & Company, New York, NY, pp. 216-217).

Several publications in this study were also gathered from the Institute of Islamic and Arabic Sciences in Fairfax, Virginia. According to investigative reports in the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, the Saudi Ambassador to the U.S., served as chairman of this school's Board of Trustees, and some 16 other personnel there held Saudi diplomatic visas until they were expelled for extremism by the State Department in 2004 (Markon, Jerry and Susan, Schmidt, "Islamic Institute Raided in Fairfax; U.S. Agents Target Group Accused of Promoting Extremism," Washington Post, 2 July 2004). Until late 2003, the institute was an official adjunct campus of the Imam Mohammed Ibn-Saud Islamic University in Riyadh, part of Saudi Arabia's state-run university system, funded and controlled by the Saudi Ministry of Education (Simpson, Glenn, "A Muslim School Used by Military Has Troubling Ties," Wall Street Journal, 3 December 2003). Although Saudi Arabia claims to have severed official links with it, the Institute the Saudis established continues to operate in northern Virginia.

Some of the works were published by the Al-Haramain Foundation, run from Saudi Arabia with branch offices in the United States until the FBI blocked its assets in February 2004, finding that it was directly funding al Qaeda. In October 2004, the Saudi government's Ministry for Islamic Affairs announced its intentions to dissolve the foundation, and, according to a senior Saudi official, its assets would be folded into a new Saudi National Commission for Charitable Work Abroad. However, the US Government Accounting Office released its new report on Islamic Extremism (GAO-05-852, page 5) on September 22, 2005, in which it stated: "According to State, the government of Saudi Arabia also announced its intentions to close al Haramain Islamic Foundation, but in May 2005, a Treasury official told us it was unclear whether the government of Saudi Arabia had implemented its plans."

Some of the Wahhabi materials in this study were printed by publishers and libraries functioning as publishing houses in Saudi Arabia. Some of these are directly government-supported and-controlled, such as the King Fahd National Library and the General Presidency of the Administration of Scientific Research, Ifta', Da'wa and Guidance (General Administration for Printing and Translation). Others, which may be privately run, are monitored closely by the state, which does not grant the free right to expression, and, according to the State Department, the government's Ministry of Information has the authority to appoint and remove all editors-in-chief (U.S. State Department Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Saudi Arabia Country Report on Human Rights Practices, February 2004).

[9] Alsawi, Dr. Salah. Ruling though Jurisprudence and the Opposition Claim. Riyadh: Institute of Islamic and Arabic Sciences in America, 1992.

[10] Ajami, Fouad, "The Sentry's Solitude," Foreign Affairs, November/December 2001, p.2-16; Baer, Robert, Sleeping With the Devil, Crown Publishers, New York, NY, 2003.

[11] Rulings for Travelers and Emigrants, authored by Sheik Bin Baz and Sheik

Mohammad al-Salih Ibn al-Athimein and printed by the Saudi Arabian Airforce publishing house for distribution in the United States by the Cultural Department of

the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Washington, D.C.

[12] Bin Baz, Sheik Abdul Aziz. Reality of Monotheism and Polytheism. Riyadh: The Ministry of Islamic Affairs, 2002.

[13] bin Uthaimin, Sheik. The Belief of Ahl Assuna wal Jammaat (The People of the Way and Community of the Prophet). Riyadh: The Ministry of Islamic Religious Affairs, 1995.

[14] Al-Jubeir, Adel, Saudi Foreign Policy Advisor, Interview by Tony Snow, Fox News Sunday, 18 May 2003.

[15] Bin Baz, Sheik Abdul Aziz. Religious Edicts for the Immigrant Muslim. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Cultural Attaché in Washington, no date.

[16] Simon, Mafoot, "A Sufi Muslim Takes on Wahhabism," Sunday Straits Times, 12 December 2004.

[17] "Interview with Maher Hathout." PBS Frontline, 26 October 2001. Available: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/saudi/interviews/hathout.html.

[18] Reading. Riyadh: Ministry of Education, 1995.

[19] Dankowitz, Aluma, "Saudi Study Offers Critical Analysis of the Kingdom's Religious Curricula," Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), 9 November 2004.

[20] In December 2004, I met with a delegation of Saudi religious officials, including Sulaiman Muhammad al-Jarallah, the former director of the Institute of Islamic and Arabic Sciences of Fairfax, Virginia, and a current teacher at the government's Imam Ibn Saud Islamic University in Riyadh who serves on a teacher training commission at the University and on the organizing committee for the National Dialogue. Dr. Jarallah replied to my question about the progress of such reform by stating that Saudi Arabia was a "conservative" society whose textbooks properly reflected religiously conservative values. After I raised specific examples of hate ideology expressed in the Saudi government textbooks, he sought to mitigate it by giving an example of a heavily veiled Saudi woman having difficulty getting a taxi in London. He added that "updating" the textbooks would take "many years" and "evolve slowly." Another Saudi participant, Ibrahim Abdullah Al-Sadan, also teaching at the Ibn Saud University and a former member of the Ministry of Education's Islamic Educational Reform project, said that the criticisms of the curriculum were unwarranted because the examples given at the National Dialogue were taken out of context. The meeting took place on December 14, 2004, at the Washington offices of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom as part of an inter-faith dialogue sponsored through the US Institute for Peace. Also see, World Net Daily, "Saudi Sheik: 'Slavery is a Part of Islam'" The independent Saudi Information Agency reported that Sheik Saleh Al-Fawzan who was recently taped justifying the enslavement of infidels in a lecture recorded by the Saudi Information Agency, remains a leading figure in the religious establishment that oversees this effort http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=35518, 10 November 2003.


MIM: This list of Islamist publications worldwide was put out by the Muslim Students Association a Saudi funded group. Although this list is from 1995 many of the pamphets and publications are still being circulated today.

Assalamu Alaikum,

Here is a preliminary list of the coordinates of numerous Islamic or Muslim
Magazines, Journals, and Newsletters. We are hoping this list will expand
to a reasonable level with the inclusion of material on Iran, Turkey, Malaysia,
(these are in the process.) Our hope is to include the wealth of professional
journals and studies magazines (at least where to acquire them) in the list.
Contacts are in process, we are waiting for some feedback. Please send in your
comments if you do not agree with any of this information or characterizations.
Send in your input. We need more people to volunteer some of their time and
dig out coordinates for Islamic material. The connotation "Islamic or Muslim"
stated above is not accurate, since some of these journals are not doctrinal,
but for lack of better words ...

Please fill in the space provided below:

Name of publication:
Where is it published:

Best Regards,

--MSANEWS Editors


Name of publication: al-Talib: The Muslim Newsmagazine at UCLA
Type: Newsmagazine, Monthly
Character: Student Activism//Intellectual//
"First publication of its kind in the U.S.A."
Language: English
Where is it published: UCLA, LA, CA
Address: 210 Kerchhoff Hall
308 Westwood Plaza
L.A., CA, 90024
Contact: Tel: (310) 206-7877
Fax: (310 206-3165
Affiliation: Independent
Charge: Free of charge

Name: al-Sirat al-Mustaqeem
Type: Magazine
Character: religious/intellectual,
Language: Arabic
Where is it published: USA
Al-Sirat Al-Mustaqeem
P.O. Box 71314
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15213 U.S.A.

email: alsi...@nauticom.net
www: http://www.nauticom.net/users/alsirat
For more information finger alsi...@nauticom.net

Contact: Fax (412) 531-5623

Charge: Free for Muslims in USA
$15 Canada, $25 for other countries (To cover the postage cost)

Name of publication: al-Hussam
Type: Newsletter//Bi-weekly
Character: popular//religious//news
Language: Arabic//English
Where is it published: Boston, Massachussets
Address: Care International
510 Commonwealth Ave. No. 275
Boston, MA, 02215
Contact: +1-617-389-9785
Affiliation: Care International
Charge: FREE

Name of publication: Al-Asaalah
Type: Magazine
Character: religious//intellectual//international
Language: Arabic
Where is it published: Beirut, Lebanon
Address: Al-Qur'an and As-Sunnah Society (distributor)
PO Box 1589
Dearborn, MI 48121-1589

Al Qur'an and Sunnah Society 1526 South
Center St., Arlington, Texas 76010

Stiching el-Tawheed: Bellamystraat 49 HS, Asterdam - Holland

Contact: Editor: Mohammad Mussa Nasr
Ph : +1-313-841-1448 (MI)
Ph : +1-817-548-3134 (TX)
Fax: +1-817-548-3135
Ph : +020-6182645 (Holland)
Fax: +020-6838182
Affiliation: "Salafist" - al-Albani trend -
Charge: Yearly subscription: S. Arabia 20 Riyals
Arab World: U.S. $ 13
Africa/Asia: U.S. $ 15
U.S.A. rest of the world: U.S. $ 18

Name of publication: Al-Basheer
Type: Bi-monthly Magazine
Character: specialized//religious //Islamic Studies
Language: English
Where is it published: Boulder, CO, U.S.A.
Address: Editor: Jamal Zarabozo
P.O BOX 17533
Boulder, Co 80308-0533
Contact: Ph: +1-
Affiliation: None
Charge: There is a subscription fee

Name of publication: al-Basheer
Type: Bi-monthly Magazine
Character: specialized//religious //Youth
Language: English
Where is it published: Silver Spring, Maryland
Address: Muslim Youth Council
PO Box 6543 Silver Spring, Maryland 20916
Affiliation: Muslim Youth Council

Name of publication: al-Hijrah
Type: Newsletter
Character: popular//religious//international
Language: Arabic
Where is it published: Miami, Florida
Address: The Daar of Islamic Heritage
P.O. Box 831415
Miami, Florida 33283
P.O. Box 15268 Gainsville, FL 32604
Affiliation: The Daar of Islamic Heritage (Ahl Assunnah wal Jama`ah, U.S.A.)
Charge: There is a subscription fee

Name of publication: al-Forqane
Where is it published: Miami, Florida, U.S.A.
Address: The Daar of Islamic Heritage
P.O. Box 831415
Miami, Florida 33283
Affiliation: The Daar of Islamic Heritage (Ahl Assunnah wal Jama`ah, U.S.A.)
Charge: There is a subscription fee

Name of publication: AL'Furqan International
Type: Magazine, bi-monthly
Character: Educational//Cultural
Language: English
Where is it published: Norcross, GA
Address: P.O.Box 1546 Norcross, GA 30091-1546
Contact: Editors: Shaikh Ashraf Gohar
Waseem G. Goreja
Tel (414)840-7900
Fax (414)840-0132
Affiliation: AL'Furqan Academy
Charge: Annula Sub: $ 25 (U.S.), $ 35 (CANADA), $ 45 (Rest of the World)
$ 40 (two years)

Name of publication: The American Muslim
Type: Journal (Quarterly)
Language: English
Where is it published: Bel Ridge, MO, U.S.A.
Address: American Muslim Support Group (AMSG)
P.O. Box 5670, Bel Ridge, MO 63121
Contact: Editor: Sheila Musaji
Ph/Fax +1-314-291-3711
Affiliation: American Muslim Support Group (AMSG)

Name of publication: Anadolu
Type: Newsmagazine
Character: political//International//Turkey
Language: Bilingual, Turkish//English
Where is it published: Cleveland, OH
Address: U.S.A.: P.O. Box 608501, Cleveland, OH, 44108-0501
U.K.: c/o Hamid Oral
8/3 Murrayburn Park, Edinburgh, EH142PY, Scotland, U.K.
Turkiye: c/o Haci Ali Erkaya
Vatan Caddesi No. 11, Sincan, 06930, ANKARA
Contact: Publisher: Tanju Cataltepe <t...@wakeup.org>
Editors: Tanju Cataltepe <t...@wakeup.org>
Sukru Gultop <s...@po.cwru.edu>
Hamid Oral <o...@mech.ed.ac.uk>
Hasan Huseyin Erkaya
Affiliation: "Islamist", otherwise independent
Charge: Annual Sub: U.S.A.: $10, U.K.: L10.00, Turkiye: $15.00

Name of publication: Muslim World Monitor
Type: Biweekly Newspaper
Character: political//international//Palestine
Language: English
Where is it published: Dallas, TX
Address: U.S.A.
P.O. Box 743533, Dallas, TX, 75374, U.S.A.
92 Lakeshore Rd. E, Unit B-1
Mississauga, ON, L5G-1L3, CANADA
Contact: U.S.A.
Tel: +1-214-669-9595
Fax: +1-214-669-9597
Tel: 416-278-6493
Fax: 416-278-8569
Affiliation: Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP) Information Office
Charge: U.S.A. & CANADA: $ 25
Overseas: $ 50

Name of publication: Youth Outspoken (Y.O.)
Type: Bi-monthly Newsletter
Character: "Satirical"//Youth//Chicagoland, "Central Zone primarily",
"Muslim Youth Everywhere, from Quran to World Affairs to Sports"
Language: English
Where is it published: Villa Park, IL
Address: P.O. Box 6998, Villa Park, IL, 60181
Contact: Editors: Samir Shamsi
Muddasir Saeed
Fax: +1-708-790-9205
Affiliation: Young Men's Muslim Association (YMMA)
Charge: Annual Sub: $ 5 (U.S.), $ 7 (CANADA)

Name of publication: Islam Report
Type: Newsletter, Monthly
Character: Islamic//political//international//Jihad News, "Threats against
Islam and Muslims Worldwide"
Language: Bilingual, English//Arabic
Where is it published: San Diego, CA, U.S.A.
Address: P.O. Box 711660, San Diego, CA, 92171-1660
Contact: Kifah Jayyousi
Tel: +1-619-268-1585
Fax: +1-268-8189
email: <i...@Powergrid.electriciti.com>
Affiliation: American Islamic Group (AIG)
Charge: Annual Sub: $ 10 (U.S.)

Name of publication: CAIR News
Type: Newsletter
Character: Grassroot Activism//Muslim Empowerement, U.S.A.
Language: English
Where is it published: Washington, D.C.
Address: 1511 K St., N.W., Suite 807, Washington, D.C., 20005
Contact: Ibrahim Hooper
Tel: +1-202-638-6340
Fax: +1-202-638-6442
Affiliation: Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)
Charge: FREE

Name of publication: Shu'un Libiyah
Type: Journal, Periodical (4 issues/year)
Character: regional//political//intellectual//Libya//
Language: Arabic
Where is it published: Fairfax Station, VA
Address: U.S.A.
5222G Ox Rd., Suite 260,
Fairfax Station, VA, 22039-1018, U.S.A.
P.O.Box 3423
London, NW67TZ, U.K.
Contact: Editor: Abdulmunsif el-Buri
Can be acquired from:
Centre for Libyan Studies (Markaz al-Dirasat al-Libiyah)
P.O. Box 7148, F.F.X. Station, VA, 22039
339D Banbury Rd., Oxford, OX27PL, U.K.
Tel/Fax: +1-703-764-0942
Tel: +44-1865-58272
Fax: +44-1865-52692
Affiliation: al-Harakah al-Libiyah lil-Taghyir wal-Islah,
Charge: Annual Sub: $ 20.00
Bank Account:
Account No.: 03932796
Riggs National Bank of Virginia
ABA No. or S.W.I.F.T. Code: 056001260

Name of publication: al-Muraqib
Type: Bimonthly Journal
Character: specialized//political//intellectual//international//translation
Language: Arabic
Where is it published: Marrew, Louisiana, U.S.A.
Address: 1981-D701 Barataria Blvd. Marrew, Louisiana, 70072
Affiliation: WIRE (World Information and Research Enterprise)
Markaz al-Aalam lil-Dirasat wal-Ma'lumat
Charge: There is a subscription fee

Name of publication: The Friday Report
Type: Monthly Magazine
Character: Religious doctrine//Islamic knowledge
Language: English
Where is it published: Madison, WI, U.S.A.
Address: 2040 S. Oneida St. room 14 Denver, CO 80224
P.O. Box 5387, Madison, WI 53705-5387
Contact: Denver Ph : +1-303-691 2201
Fax: +1-303-758-8241
Madison (Ph/Fax) +1-608-233-9229
Affiliation: Dar Makkah
Charge: $ 10 per year (12 issues), but usually sent free

Name of publication: al-Inqad
Type: monthly magazine, currently Vol. 13, Jan '95
Character: political//regional//Lybia
Language: Arabic
Where is it published: Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
Address: 117 W. Harrison Bldg.
6th Floor, Suite A246
Chicago, IL, 60605, U.S.A.
Affiliation: National Front for the Salvation of Libya (NFSL)
Charge: Usually distributed free

Name of publication: al-Inqad al-Ekhbari
Type: Newsletter, bi-weekly
Character: political//regional//Libya
Language: Arabic
Where is it published: Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
Address: 117 W. Harrison Bldg.
6th Floor, Suite A246
Chicago, IL, 60605, U.S.A.
Affiliation: National Front for the Salvation of Libya (NFSL)
Charge: Usually distributed free

Name of publication: NFSL Newsreport
Type: Newsletter, bi-weekly
Character: political//regional//Libya
Language: English
Where is it published: Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
Address: 117 W. Harrison Bldg.
6th Floor, Suite A246
Chicago, IL, 60605, U.S.A.
Affiliation: National Front for the Salvation of Libya (NFSL)
Charge: Usually distributed free

Name of publication: al-Thilal
Type: Newsletter
Character: news//political//Islamic//International
Language: Arabic
Where is it published: Bridgeview, IL
Address: al-Thilal
P.O. Box 1104 Bridgeview, IL, 60455
Contact: Central Information News Agency Network (CINAN)
Tel: +1-708-233-1grf
Fax: +1-708-233-1474
Affiliation: Distributed by Global Relief Foundation, Inc.
Charge: Free


Name of publication: Al-Da'awah Magazine
Type: Magazine
Character: popular//religious//political//intellectual//international
Language: Arabic
Where is it published: Peshawar, Pakistan
Address: P. O. Box 3093
Islamabad, Pakistan
Contact: Ph: 217386 & 217824
Fax: 217317 & 858486
Affiliation: Jama'at Al-Ikhwan Al-Muslimeen Al-A'Alamiyah,
The International Muslim Brotherhood
Charge: There is a subscription fee
Bank Account:
FC A/c 10164-9
Habib Bank Limited
Islamic University Branch
Islamabad, PAKISTAN
You can also get a subscription from MAYA, The Muslim Arab Youth Association.

Name of publication: Qadhayah Dawliyah
Type: Newsletter
Character: popular//political//international
Language: Arabic
Where is it published: Islamabad, Pakistan
Address: P. O. Box 2277
Islamabad, Pakistan
Contact: Tel : (009251) 821904 / 819460
Fax : (009251) 212855 / 219334
Affiliation: International Islamic Brotherhood
Charge: There is an annual subscription fee, but usually sent free
Bank Account:
FC. A/C 10062/5 -- HBL Islamabad, Pakistan

Name of publication: Kashmir al-Muslimah
Type: Magazine, Monthly
Character: political/Islamic/Kashmir
Language: Arabic
Where is it published: Islamabad, Kashmir
Address: P.O. Box 2292, Islamabad, Pakistan
Contact: Editor: Kashmiri Professor Aleefuddin Turabi
Tel: 9251-813856
Fax: 9251-213625
Affiliation: "Islamist"
Charge: Annual Sub:
al-Khalij al-Arabi/al-Farisi (Gulf): $ 30
Rest of the Arab World: $ 25
Europe/U.S.A./Rest of the World: $ 35
Bank Account:
Emirates Bank International
A/C No. 1155-701547, Islamabad, Pakistan


Name of publication: The Muslim Voice
Type: Monthly Newspaper (8 pages; newsprint, 11" by 17")
Character: Published by MSA U of Toronto to represent the views of
Muslim students on a variety of topics of interest to Muslims.
Language: English
Where is it published: Toronto, Canada
Address: The Muslim Voice, MSA U of Toronto, ISC, 33 St George St,
Toronto, Ont, Canada M5S 2E3
Contact: frabb...@epas.utoronto.ca OR Shiraz Sheikh (905-420-0301)
Affiliation: MSA U of Toronto
Charge: Bulk Subscription (25 copies = $5; 50 = $8; 100 = $12; 200
= $18; 400 = $30.

Name of publication: The Bulletin/Le Bulletin
Type: Newsletter
Character: Monthly// popular/religious/political/community newsletter
Language: Bilingual: English/French

Where is it published: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Address: P.O. Box 142, Station TMR, Quebec, Canada H3P 3B9
Contact: editor: Ehab Lotayef, phone # (514) 488-0112 /
fax # (514) 486-3802 (Attention: "The Bulletin")
Affiliation: Published by the Islamic Council of Montreal
Charge: Free

Name of publication: Crecent International
Where is it published: Markham, Ontario, CA
Address: Crecent International
300 Steelcase Road West, Unit 8
Markham, Ontario
L3R 2W2 Canada
Contact: Ph: +1-416-474-9292
Fax: +1-416-474-9293
Charge: CA $40/year or CA $75/2 years


Name of publication: al-Ra'id
Type: Magazine
Character: religious//political//international
Language: Arabic
Where is it published: Viersen, Germany
Address: Al-Ra'id
P.O. Box 120 263 - 41720 Viersen, Germany
Contact: Editor: Dr. Salaheddine Nakdali
Contributor: Syrian Exiled Islamist Professor Issam al-Attar
Fax: (49) (0) 2157/13 03 60

Affiliation: al-Daar al-Islamiyyah lil-I'lam
(Islamischen Informationsdienstes e.V. -- I.I.D.)
Charge: Annual Subscription:
Europe 40 Mark (Individuals), 70 (Institutions)
Algeria/Arab Maghreb: 150 FF (Individuals), 200 FF (Institutions)
Rest of the World: 50 Mark (Individuals), 80 (Institutions)
Bank Account:
Deutsche Bank Bonn
Kto-Nr. 029 4991/01 (BLZ 380 700 59)


Name of publication: Islamic Future/al-Mustaqbal al-Islami
Type: Monthly Magazine
Character: religious//popular//international
Language: Bilingual, Arabic//English
Where is it published: Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Address: W.A.M.Y.
P.O. Box 10845, Riyadh, 11443
Kingdom of S. Arabia
Contact: Patron: Dr. Maneh H. al-Johani
Chief Editor: Adel Makinzi
Tel: (01) 4655431
(01) 4624615
(01) 4628975
(01) 4641669
(01) 4641663
Fax: (01) 4641710
Affiliation: World Assembly of Muslim Youth (W.A.M.Y).
Charge: Presumably Free


Name of publication: al-Mujtama'a
Type: Weekly Newsmagazine
Character: International//Islamic//political
("best in the Arabic Islamic market")
Language: Arabic
Where is it published: Kuwait
Address: P.O. Box 4850 al-Safat, 13049
Contact: Patron: Abdullah Ali al-Mutawi'
Editors: Muhammad Busairi
Ahmad Mansour
Washington Bureau: Tel: +1-703-750-9010
Fax: +1-703-750-9011
London Bureau: Tel/Fax: (071) 262-1869
Paris Bureau: Tel: (42) 088110
Kuwait Bureau: Tel: 2573027
Affiliation: Jamiat al-Islah al-Ijtima'i - al-Kuwait
Charge: Annual Sub: $ 100 (individuals), $ 150 (institutions)


Name of publication: al-Sabeel
Type: Weekly Newspaper
Character: political//regional//Jordan
Language: Arabic
Where is it published: Amman, Jordan
Address: P.O. Box 108 Tariq 11947, Jordan
Contact: Editors: Hilmi al-Asmar
Sameeh al-Maayita
Yasser Abu Hilala
Tel: 692852
Fax: 692854
Affiliation: Daar al-Sabeel lil-Sahafah wal-Tawzi', "Islamist"
Charge: Annual Sub: Jordan : 20 Dinar (individuals), 30 Dinar (institutions)
Arab World: $ 60
Europe : $ 70
Americas: $ 80

Name of publication: Bang-e-Hak/Nida' al-Haqq
Type: Magazine, Monthly
Character: Islamic//regional//political//Kurdistan
Language: Arabic//Kurdish (Arabic Script)
Where is it published: I.K.L.
Address: Germany
c/o I.K.B., P.F. 3345, 7500 Karlsruhe 1, Germany
c/o I.K.L., P.O. Box 124, newton St.,
Manshester, M604LZ
England, U.K.
c/o I.K.L., P.O. Box 711, University of Peshawar,
Peshawar, Pakistan
Contact: Editors: Abu Tuwana Qaradaghi
Burhanuddin Shirwani
Affiliation: I.K.L., "Islamist", Kurdistan
Charge: Annual Sub: $ 15 (individuals), $ 25 (institutions)


Type: Journal (one issue annually). Current: #5 (1994)
Character: specialized//intellectual,
Language: Arabic, English, French,
Where is it published: Institute of Middle East & Islamic Studies,
University of Bergen, Norway.
Address: Parkv. 22A, 5007-BERGEN, Norway
Contact: Knut Vikor, email: knut.vi...@smi.uib.no
Affiliation: None
Charge: Annual Subscription: Individuals - $15
Institutions: $20
Institutions In Africa: free


Name of publication: Al-Islam
Type: Journal
Character: Quarterly//religious doctrines//educational
Language: English
Where is it published: Australia
Address: PO Box 438 Enfield NSW 2136
Contact: M Hanif Bismi
Ph: +61-2-671 2775
Affiliation: Muhammadi Welfare Association Inc
Charge: FREE

Name of publication: Al-Minbar
Type: Magazine
Character: Quarterly//local community news//
Language: Arabic//English
Where is it published: Australia
Address: PO Box 1103 Bankstown NSW 2200
Contact: Khodr Saleh
Ph: +61-2-584 1812
Fax: +61-2-584 1812
Affiliation: Australian Arabic Welfare Council (AAWC)
Charge: FREE for members
Single issue: AUS$3.00

Name of publication: Insight
Type: Journal
Character: Quarterly//religious//concept//ideas
Language: English
Where is it published: Australia
Address: PO Box 111 Bonnyrigg NSW 2177
Contact: Dr Q A Ahmad
Ph: +61-2-679 1818
Fax: +61-2-679 1819
Affiliation: Islamic Foundation for Education & Welfare (IFEW)
Charge: Single issue: AUS$5.00

Name of publication: New Dawn
Type: Journal
Character: Bi-monthly//intellectual//political//international
Language: English
Where is it published: Australia
Address: GPO Box 3126FF Melbourne VIC 3001
Affiliation: New Dawn Editorial Collective
Charge: Australia: AUS$25.00 (six issues)
US : US$40.00 (six issues)
New Zealand: NZ$40.00 (six issues)

Name of publication: Nida'ul Islam
Type: Magazine
Character: Monthly//religious doctrines//
Language: Arabic//English
Where is it published: Australia
Address: PO Box 216 Lakemba NSW 2195
Affiliation: Islamic Youth Movement
Charge: Australia: AUS$30.00 (10 Issues)
Overseas: AUS$20.00

Name of publication: The Muslim Monitor
Type: Bulletin
Character: quarterly//socio-political//cultural
Language: English
Where is it published: Australia
Address: PO BOX 26 Lakemba NSW 2195 Australia
Contact: Heather Quin, ICIN <i...@PEG.APC.ORG>,
CompuServe: 100032,1732
Ph: +61-2-7404581
Fax: +61-2-7506786
Muslim Monitor BBS
Charge: FREE for now. May change in the future.

Name of publication: Salam
Type: Magazine
Character: Bi-monthly//religious opinions//
Language: English
Where is it published: Australia
Address: PO BOX 537 Lakemba NSW 2195
Contact: Zachariah Matthews
Ph: +61-2-740 6972
Fax: +61-2-740 6772
Affiliation: Federation of Australian Muslim Students and Youth (FAMSY)
Charge: Subscription: AUS$15.00 (six issues) Australia
AUS$30.00 (six issues) Overseas
Single issue: AUS$2.50

Name of publication: The Bridge
Type: Newsletter
Character: Bi-annually//local community news//
Language: English
Where is it published: Australia
Address: PO BOX 423 Greenacre NSW 2190
Contact: Wasim Raza
Ph: +61-2-742 5752
Fax: +61-2-740 5665
Affiliation: Islamic Council of New South Wales (ICNSW)
Charge: FREE


Name of publication: Impact International
Type: Independent Muslim Newsmagazine
Character: specialized//political//international
(probably the best in the Islamic Market in terms of material
same level as the French Jeunes Afrique)
Language: English
Where is it published: England, U.K.
Address: PO Box 2493 London, UK N42BL
233 Seven Sisters Rd., London, N42BL, U.K.
Contact: Editor: Ahmad Irfan
Contact: Muhammad Ausaf
Tel: 071-263 1417
Fax: 071-272 8934
Affiliation: News and Media Limited
Charge: Annual Sub:
U.K.: L18.00 (personal), L16.00 (student), L27.00 (org)
Europe: L25.00 (personal), L23.00 (student), L36.00 (org)
Asia&Africa (Cyprus, Turkey included):
L28.00 (personal), L26.00 (student), L42.00 (org)
All other countries:
L30.00 (personal), L28.00 (student), L42.00 (org)

Name of publication: al-Bayan
Type: Magazine, Monthly
Character: political//religious//international//intellectual
Language: Arabic
Where is it published: London, U.K.
Address: U.K.
7 Bridges Place, Parsons Green, London, U.K., SW64HR
118 S. Main St., Suite No. 160, Ann Arbor, MI, 48104
Contact: Editor: Muhammad al-Abdah
Contributors: Jamal Sultan, Abdulrahman al-Ashmawi
Tel: 071-731-8145
Fax: 071-371-5307
Tel: +1-800-97-BAYAN
Tel: +1-313-677-0065
Affiliation: al-Muntada al-Islami, London
Charge: Annual Sub: U.K./Ireland: L18.00
Arab World: L25.00
U.S.A./World: $ 35
Institutions: L40.00

Name of publication: al-Manar
Type: Magazine, Monthly
Language: Arabic
Where is it published: London, U.K.
Address: U.K.
7 Bridges Place, Parsons Green, London, U.K., SW64HR
Affiliation: al-Muntada al-Islami, London

Name of publication: Filastene al-Muslimah
Type: Newsmagazine, Monthly
Character: regional//political//Intellectual//Palestine
Language: Arabic
Where is it published: London, U.K.
Address: P.O. Box 2502
London, NW24JQ, U.K.
Contact: Patron: Abdulaziz Amri
Editors: Yasser Ibrahim Zaatirah
Khaled al-Haroub
Affiliation: "Islamists", otherwise independent
Charge: Annual Sub:
U.K./Europe: L20.00
U.S./Australia/Canada: L30.00
Rest of the World: L25.00

Name of publication: Tunis al-Shahidah (Tunisia the Martyr)
Type: Newsletter, Bi-weekly
Character: political//regional//Tunisia//
Language: Arabic
Where is it published: London, U.K.
Address: Tunis Al-Shahidah
PO BOX 2188, London, W13 9ZH
Affiliation: Harakat al-Nahdah at-Tunisiyyah (al-Islamiyyah)
Tunisian (Islamic) Renaissance Movement
Charge: FREE

Name of publication: La Cause/al-Qadhiyyah
Type: Newsletter, bi-weekly (current Vol 2, No. 13, 13 Jan '95)
Character: political//regional//Algeria//
Language: Arabic, French
Where is it published: London, U.K., Lausanne, Suisse
Address: La Cause c/o People's Choice
P.O. Box 3594, London N12
c/o C.A.U.S.E. Case Postale 2326 - 1002 Lausanne, Suisse
Affiliation: al-Jabhah al-Islamiyyah lil-Inqadh
Front Islamique du Salut (F.I.S. - Algeria)
Charge: Free


Name of publication: Al-Insan
Type: Journal, Periodical (4 issues/year). Current No. 12 (Oct/Nov, '94)
Character: specialized//political//intellectual//international
Language: Arabic
Where is it published: Paris, France
Address: al-Insan
AMANE Editions, 14 Square de Touraine, 95470, FOSSES - France
Subscription Department:
AMANE Editions, 11 Bld. Rochechouart 75009 Paris - France
Publisher: AMANE Editions (Dar Aman lil-Sahafah wal-Nashr)
Director of Publications: Habib Mokni
Editors: Habib Mokni, Ridha Idriss, Sawsin Sadfi, Mohamed Ben Nasr
Affiliation: "Islamist", otherwise, none
Charge: Annual Fee: 200 FF (individuals), 400 FF (institutions)
Subscription in French Francs only, send check or money order
to the subscription department.
Bank : Credit Lyonnais, Agence Paris Stalingrad/ 427
Account No. 0000007789 G 17


MIM: This is an list of Islamic publications published in 2000 which may include some of the information above.

P.O. Box 410027 St.Louis,Mo 63141,
Fax (314) 469-7165

Al-Asaalah (Arabic)
Can be obtained from Al Qur'an and Sunnah Society 1526 South
Center St., Arlington, Texas 76010
Tel.: 817-548-3134
Fax: 817-548-3135
Notes: From Jordan. There is a subscription fee.

Al-Basheer (English)
P.O Box 17533 Boulder, Co 80308-0533
Notes: A bi-monthly English magazine dedicated to Islamic
studies. There is a subscription fee.

Al Basheer (English)
PO Box 6543 Silver Spring, Maryland 20916
Notes: a publication of the muslim youth council

The Bulletin (English)
Same adrress and Tel of Al-Nur
Notes: from the Islamic Society of Washington D.C

Al-Da'awah Magazine
Bank Account: FC A/c 10164-9
Habib Bank Limited Islamic University Branch Islamabad, PAKISTAN
Letters: P. O. Box 3093 Islamabad, Pakistan
Phone: 217386 & 217824
Phone: Fax : 217317 & 858486
Notes: The Magazine of Jama'at Al-Ikhwan Al-Muslimeen Al-
A'Alamiyah, The International Muslim Brotherhood. Contains News
& Reports, Political Commentary from the Muslim World and other
Muslim Communities, Book Reviews, and articles on Islam. You can
also get a subscription from MAYA, The Muslim Arab Youth

Al-Hijrah (Arabic)
P.O. Box 15268 Gainsville, FL 32604
Notes: Published by The Daar of Islamic Heritage. There is a
subscription fee.

The Daar of Islamic Heritage P.O. Box 831415 Miami, Florida
Notes: There is a subscription fee.

AL'Furqan Academy P.O.Box 1546 Norcross, GA 30091-1546
Tel (414)840-7900
Fax (414)840-0132

Al-Insan (ADAM)
For subscription contact:
AMANE Editions, 14 Square de Touraine, 95470, FOSSES - France
Subscription Department:
AMANE Editions, 11 Bld. Rochechouart 75009 Paris, Credit
Lyonnais (Bank), Agence Paris Stalingrad/ 427
Account No. 0000007789 G 17
Notes: For those observing the Islamist phenomenon, this is one
of the "best" journals you can subscribe to. It is "North
Africa's Islamists' Journal". Description: Intellectual,
Periodical (4 issues/year). Annual Fee: 200 FF (individuals),
400 FF (institutions) Subscription in French Francs only, send
check or money order to the subscription department. Publisher:
AMANE Editions (Dar Aman lil-Sahafah wal-Nashr) Director of
Publications: Habib Mokni Editors: Ridha Idriss, Sawsin Sadfi,
Mohamed Ben Nasr

The American Muslim
P.O. Box 5670, Bel Ridge, MO 63121
Message/Fax 314-291-3711
Notes: Quarterly. Published by the American Muslim Support Group

Crecent International
300 Steelcase Road West, Unit8 Markham, Ontario L3R 2W2 Canada
Phone: 416-474-9292
Fax: 416-474-9293
Notes: For subscriptions to CI, send $40/year or $75/2 years to
the above address.

The Friday Report (English) - Now called "Al Jumuah"
2040 S. Oneida St. room 14 Denver, CO 80224
Phone: (303) 691 2201
Fax: (303) 758-8241
Notes: There is a subscription fee. Monthly.

The Friday Report (English)
P.O. Box 5387, Madison, WI 53705-5387
Phone/ Fax 608-233-9229
Notes: Monthly. Published by Dar Makkah. Free subscription

Hudaa (Guidance) Publication (English)
Orders and subscriptions may be addressed to: Hudaa PO Box 1071
Jamaica, NY 11431
tel. (718) 262 0329.
Notes: Also available from Al Qur'an was-Sunnah Society.
Publication is free, including shipping.
This is a very informative monthly paper (in English) which is
published by our brothers in New York City. Al-Qur'an and As-
Sunnah Society is officially adopting this paper.

Islamic committee for Palestine P.O.Box 82009 Tampa, FL, 33682
Notes: An affiliate of Islamic concern Project Inc.

South Bay Islamic Association San Jose, CA 95112
Tel (408) 254 0844, (408) 947 9389

Islamic Horizons
P.O. Box 38, Plainfield, IN 46168
Phone: 317-839-8157, Fax 317-839-1840
Notes: Published by the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)

Islamic Sisters Internationale
P.O. Box 501, Independence, KS 67301-0501
Phone: 316-331-0277
Notes: An Independent Publication for Sisters by Sisters.

The Islamic Times
C/o 138 Northgate Road Edgeley, Stockport SK3 9NL, ENGLAND
Phone: 061-477-1595
Notes: The magazine is FREE. A small monthly periodical in the
UK. It is a bi-lingual magazine (English and Urdu). contains
articles on the Holy Quran, Hadiths, Commentaries, historical
events and contemporary events, essays by scholars, etc.

Impact International
PO Box 2493 London, UK N4 2BL
Tel: 071-263 1417 Contact: Muhammad Ausaf
Fax: 071-272 8934
Notes: Annual subscription rate L18.00

P.O. Box 1932, Walnut, CA 91789 USA

Light (English)
PO BOX 5254 Gardena CA 90249
Tel (310) 532-8201
Fax (310) 532-8202
Notes: A bimonthly Islamic Magazine

Al Ma`aalim (Arabic)
60 E. 32nd St. Apt. 512 Chicago, Il 60616
Phone:/Fax : (312) 326 5254 or (303) 364 0087
Notes: There is a subscription fee.

Manaar As-Sabeel (Arabic/English)
Institute for Islamic and Arabic Sciences in America 8500
Hilltop Rd., Fairfax, VA 22031
Phone: 703-641-4890
Fax: 703-641-4899
Notes: Publication is free, including shipping.

The Message (International) of ICNA
In USA: 166-26 89 Avenue Jamaica, NY 11432
Tel : (718) 658-5163
Fax : (718) 526-3645
E-mail: 5577...@MCIMAIL.COM
In Can: 100 McLevin Avenue Suite 3A Scarborough, Ont. M1B2V5
Tel: (416) 609-2452
Fax: (416) 292-2437
Notes: By subscription.

The Minaret (English)
Islamic Center of Southern California 434 South Vermont Ave, Los
Angeles, CA 90020
Phone 213-381-5762, Fax 213-384-0171
Notes: Bi-monthly. Published by Multimedia Vera International
Alternate phone: (213) 384-4570/(213) 384-0171 (fax) ?

The Minaret (newspaper)
1133 Broadway Suite 539 New York, NY 10010

Al-Minhaaj An-Nabawee
For subscription: Al-Minhaaj An-Nabawee 36-05 30th Street
L.I.C., N.Y. 11106 USA
Email: mujaa...@maestro.maestro.com
Notes: Contains sections for the muslimah, sections on aqeedah,
and much much, more... Anyone around the world can ask for the
magazine. The first issue free.

The Muslim Creed
The Daar of Islamic Heritage P.O. Box 831415 Miami, Florida
Notes: Publication is free, including shipping.

The Muslim Journal (English)
910 W. Van Buren, Suite 100 Chicago, IL 60607
Tel: 312-243-7600
Fax: 312-243-9778
Notes: Muslim Journal is published weekly by the Muslim Journal
Enterprises, Inc. Subscriptions and /or address change requests
and correspondence in reference to orders should be addressed to
the Editorial Department (Muslim Journal), 910 W. Van Buren,
suite 100, Chicago, Illinois 60607.
$1.25 per copy and subscription rates for one year -$39.00, two
years $65.00, six months - $22.00. For foreign, six months -
$28.00, one year $50.00 and 2 years $86.00.
MUSLIM JOURNAL Editorial Policy is based on Qur'an, Hadith of
Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) and promotion of Imam W. Deen Mohammed's
Ministry. All Articles appearing in Muslim Journal -solicted or
unsolicited, by Muslims, or wire services are reviewed in
keeping with Muslim Journal's Edtorial Policy. Largest
circulation of any Islamic publication in the U.S.

Muslim Literary Review
Subscribe through the Muslim Writers Guild by sending $15.00 to
Riyad Shamma (but make check to Muslim Writers Guild!) 7008
Center Ave., Box 21, Maderia OH 45243
Submissions: Mohja Kahf, co-editor The Muslim Literary Review,
PO Box 7026 North Brunswick, NJ 08902
Email: m...@eden.rutgers.edu
Notes: A semi-annual journal of poetry and short fiction, as
well as artwork and plays, published by the Muslim Writers
Guild. Journal was conceived as a showcase for Muslim writing.

Muslim World Monitor (English)
P.O. Box 74533 Dallas, TX 75374

Al Nur
2551 Massachussetts ave. N.W. Washington D.C. 20008
Tel (202) 332-8343
Notes: The Islamic Center of Washington DC. The Islamic Center
Quarterly (English)

The New Dawn (MYNA)
P.O. Box 19356 Cincinnatti OH 45219
Phone: (513) 791-7141
Fax: (513) 793-9888

The Orange Crescent (English)
The Islamic Society of Orange County P.O. Box 1330 B. Garden
Grove, CA 92642
Tel (714) 525-5929
Notes: Magazine of News & views published by the Islamic Society
of Orange County.

Oslobodenje (Freedom) - Bosnian Newspaper
U.S.A. Phone: Contact BEVERLY at 703-370-0714.
Phone: She has instructions on how to order it
Notes: The translation of a Bosnian newspaper that is printed
daily in Sarajevo. The English translation is available for

Periodica Islamica
Dr Munawar A Anees Editor-in-Chief, _Periodica Islamica_
Email: dran...@klcyber.pc.my

Al-Sirat Al-Mustaqeem
P.O. Box 71314 Pittsburgh, PA 15213 U.S.A
Fax: 412-531-5623
Email: alsi...@nauticom.net (Al-Sirat Al-Mustaqeem)
Notes: Newsletter; Monthly Islamic magazine published in Arabic.
Committed to spreading Islamic knowledge according to Manhaj Ahl
Al-Sunnah wa Al-Jamma'ah. It is distributed free for Muslims
inside the U.S.; outside the US, a US$25 check (to cover
postage). For Muslims in Canada, the subscription is only US$15.

The Muslim Newsmagazine at UCLA
118 Kerckhoff Hall
308 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Phone 310-206-7877
Fax 310-206-3165
E-mail alta...@media.ucla.edu
Homepage http://www.altalib.media.ucla.edu/
Notes: Nationally distributed newsmagazine is completely student-

P.O. Box 180, Abiquiu, NM 87510
Phone/ Fax 505-685-4515
Notes: Quarterly. Published by Dar al-Islam

14 Mile Cross Place, Halifax HX1 6HW, England
Notes: A Muslim Youth Magazine.

Al Usra
Al Wakf Al Eslami HAstel WE6 220 5652 CL EIND HOVEN HOLLAND
Phone: 0031 40 55 2192
Fax: 0031 40 52 8714
Notes: A good (According to Al-Sirat al mustaqeem) magazine that
deals with family issues from an islamic perspective. It is
printed in Holland. It may be obtained in the USA from: Al-Usra,
13918 E. Mississipi Ave. #240, Aurora, CO 80012

Zaad al Ghurabaa'
The Daar of Islamic Heritage P.O. Box 831415 Miami, Florida

Al-Zaitonah (Arabic)
P.O. Box 74533 Dallas, TX 75374

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