“For these reasons, the memo constitutes a kind of Rosetta stone for the Muslim Brotherhood, its goals, modus operandi and infrastructure in America. It is arguably the single most important vehicle for understanding a secretive organization and should, therefore, be considered required reading for policy-makers and the public, alike.
This document, written in 1991, was found hidden in a basement in Springfield, Va. Within its pages our enemies have detailed a very carefully planned, step-by-step guide on how to destroy “Western civilization from within” right here in the United States.
Federal investigators found the document in the home of Ismael Elbarasse, a founder of the Dar Al-Hijrah mosque in Falls Church, Virginia, during a 2004 search. Elbarasse was a member of the Palestine Committee, which the Muslim Brotherhood had created to support Hamas in the United States.
This is important because although it’s an old document, it’s a route map. One we should take seriously. Almost all modern Islamic terrorism came out of Egyptian malcontents. A country that prided itself on being home to many cultures and creeds became a petri dish for fundamentalism, or Takfir. And while our tradition of rights and freedoms in the U.S. does not impose religion on anyone, that is absolutely not the case with the Muslim Brotherhood and their allies.
It’s imperative that we understand the midst of these enemies. Without understanding the nature of their belief system, its core doctrine and its primary thinkers, we will not be successful in defeating it.
And remember, too, that ISIS is abroad but the Muslim Brotherhood is already here, inside the United States. Fomenting Islamic jihad and sharia law.
The document below contains notes from Congressman Dave Brat of Virginia (the one that whupped Eric Cantor), whose sentiments are expressed above, and he says:
The document that I have linked on my website in a pdf file includes my underlines and marks. These are the highlights that I shared with several members of Congress last week.
Also, with this in mind, I recently signed onto H.R.3892, the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act of 2015, which urges the State Department to name the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization, or provide a justification for not doing so to Congress.
For some reason the document came out on its side, and every other version claims copyright (although there isn’t one) so you’re going to have to print it or turn your computer around! I have literally copied and pasted the original document underneath the pdf booklet with Dave Brat’s notes, below. It is the original, and is noteless.
“The process of settlement is a
‘Civilization-Jihadist Process’ with all
the word means. The Ikhwan [Muslim
Brotherhood] must understand that their
work in America is a kind of grand j ihad
in eliminating and destroying the
Western civi l ization from within and
“sabotaging” its miserable house by
their hands and the hands of the
believers so that it is eliminated and
God’s rel igion is made victorious over
all other religions.”
F rom t h e Exp la n a to ry Memorandum
In August of 2004, an alert Maryland Transportation Authority
Police officer observed a woman wearing traditional Islamic garb
videotaping the support structures of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, and
conducted a traffic stop. The driver of the vehicle was identified as
Ismail Elbarasse and detained on an outstanding material witness warrant
issued in Chicago, Illinois, in connection with fundraising for
The FBI’s Washington Field Office subsequently executed a
search warrant on Elbarasse’s residence in Annandale, Virginia. In the
basement of his home, a hidden sub-basement was found. The contents
of the sub-basement proved to be the archives of the Muslim
Brotherhood in North America.
Among the 80 banker-boxes worth of documents discovered
there were papers that confirmed what investigators and counterterrorism
experts had long suspected and contended about the myriad
Muslim-American groups in the United States: nearly all of them are
controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood.
Therefore, in accordance with the supremacist Islamic doctrine
known as shariah, such groups are hostile to this country, its Constitution
and freedoms. The documents make clear the groups’ sole
objectives are to implement Islamic law in America in furtherance of
re-establishing the global caliphate.
One of the most important of these documents made public
to date was entered into evidence during the Holy Land Foundation
trial. It amounted to the Muslim Brotherhood’s strategic plan for the
United States and was entitled, “An Explanatory Memorandum: On
the General Strategic Goal for the Group in North America.”
The Explanatory Memorandum was written in 1991 by a
member of the Board of Directors for the Muslim Brotherhood in
North America and senior Hamas leader named Mohamed Akram. It
had been approved by the Brotherhood’s Shura Council and Organizational
Conference and was meant for internal review by the Brothers’
leadership in Egypt. It was certainly not intended for public consumption,
particularly in the targeted society: the United States.
For these reasons, the memo constitutes a kind of Rosetta
stone for the Muslim Brotherhood, its goals, modus operandi and infrastructure
in America. It is arguably the single most important vehicle
for understanding a secretive organization and should, therefore, be
considered required reading for policy-makers and the public, alike.
To that end, the Center for Security Policy published this
document in its entirety as an appendix in the highly acclaimed 2010
Report of Team B II entitled, Shariah: The Threat to America (An Exercise
in Competitive Analysis). The book provides a wealth of explanatory
information and is recommended as a resource concerning the ideology
or doctrine that inspires the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamists—
shariah—and the ways in which the Brothers have been advancing
its supremacist agenda, here and abroad.
In the hope of encouraging the widest possible readership of
the Explanatory Memorandum, the Center has reproduced it here in a
freestanding form. Passages that are particularly noteworthy are highlighted.
Among those warranting special attention are what amounts
to the mission statement of the Muslim Brotherhood in America:
The process of settlement is a “Civilization-Jihadist
Process” with all the word means. The Ikhwan [Arabic
for Muslim Brotherhood] must understand that their
work in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating
and destroying the Western civilization from within and
“sabotaging” its miserable house by their hands and the
hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s
religion is made victorious over all other religions.
As Team B II observed:
In other words, the Ikhwan’s strategy for destroying
the United States is to get us, specifically our leadership,
to do the Muslim Brotherhood’s bidding. The
Ikhwan intends to conduct civilization jihad by coopting
our leadership into believing a counterfactual understanding
of Islam and the nature of the Muslim
Brotherhood, thereby manipulating or coercing these
leaders to enforce the MB narrative on their subordinates.
Another extraordinarily important element of the Memorandum
is its attachment. Under the heading “A List of Our Organizations
and Organizations of Our Friends,” Akram helpfully identified 29
groups as Muslim Brotherhood fronts. Many of them are even now,
some twenty-two years later, still among the most prominent Muslim-
American organizations in the United States.
Worryingly, the senior representatives of these groups are routinely
identified by U.S. officials as “leaders” of the Muslim community
in this country, to be treated as “partners” in “countering violent extremism”
and other outreach initiatives. Obviously, this list suggests
such treatment translates into vehicles for deep penetration of the
American government and civil society.
We urge the readers of this pamphlet to share it with others—
family members, friends, business associates and most especially those
in a position to help adopt policies that will secure our country against
the threat posed by shariah and its most effective and aggressive promoters,
the Muslim Brotherhood.
Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.
ABOUT THE DOCUMENT
( FROM ‘ SHARI AH: THE THREAT TO AMERI CA’ )
The following Muslim Brotherhood document was entered into
evidence in the U.S. v Holy Land Foundation trial, and is a primary
source threat document that provides new insights into global jihad
organizations like the Muslim Brotherhood. These documents (covered
extensively in chapter four) define the structure and outline of
domestic jihad threat entities, associated non-governmental organizations
and potential terrorist or insurgent support systems. The Memorandum
also describes aspects of the global jihad’s strategic information
warfare campaign and indications of its structure, reach and
activities. It met evidentiary standards to be admissible as evidence in a
Federal Court of law.
In the original document, the first 16 pages are in the original
Arabic and the second are English translations of the same. It is dated
May 22, 1991 and titled “An Explanatory Memorandum on the General
Strategic Goal for the Group in North America” (Memorandum). The
document includes an Attachment 1 that contains “a list of our organizations
and the organizations of our friends.”
The Memorandum expressly recognizes the Muslim Brotherhood
(Ikhwan) as the controlling element of these organizations and
expressly identifies the Muslim Brotherhood as the leadership element
in implementing the strategic goals. The Memorandum is reproduced
here in its official Federal Court translation, as Government Exhibit
003-0085 3:04-CR-240-G in U.S. v Holy Land Foundation, et al. with
punctuation, line spacing and spelling intact.
AN EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM ON THE
GENERAL STRATEGIC GOAL FOR THE GROUP IN
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
Thanks be to God, Lord of the Two Worlds
And Blessed are the Pious
The beloved brother/The General Masul, may God keep him
The beloved brother/secretary of the Shura Council, may God keep him
The beloved brothers/Mernbers of the Shura Council, may God keep them
God’s peace, mercy and blessings be upon you. .. . To proceed,
I ask Almighty God that you, your families and those whom
you love around you are in the best of conditions, pleasing to God, glorified
His name be.
I send this letter of mine to you hoping that it would seize
your attention and receive your good care as you are the people of responsibility
and those to whom trust is given. Between your hands is an
“Explanatory Memorandum” which I put effort in writing down so that
it is not locked in the chest and the mind, and so that I can share with
you a portion of the responsibility in leading the Group in this country.
What might have encouraged me to submit the memorandum
in this time in particular is my feeling of a “glimpse of hope” and the
beginning of good tidings which bring the good news that we have embarked
on a new stage of Islamic activism stages in this continent.
The papers which are between your hands are not abundant
extravagance, imaginations or hallucinations which passed in the mind
of one of your brothers, but they are rather hopes, ambitions and challenges
that I hope that you share some or most of which with me. I do
not claim their infallibility or absolute correctness, but they are an attempt
which requires study, outlook, detailing and rooting from you.
My request to my brothers is to read the memorandum and to
write what they wanted of comments and corrections, keeping in mind
that what is between your hands is not strange or a new submission
without a root, but rather an attempt to interpret and explain some of
what came in the long-term plan which we approved and adopted in
our council and our conference in the year (1987).
So, my honorable brother, do not rush to throw these papers
away due to your many occupations and worries, All what I’m asking of
you is to read them and to comment on them hoping that we might
continue together the project of our plan and our Islamic work in this
part of the world. Should you do that, I would be thankful and grateful
I also ask my honorable brother, the Secretary of the Council,
to add the subject of the memorandum on the Council agenda in its
May God reward you good and keep you for His Daw’a
Your brother Mohamed Akram
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
Thanks be to God, Lord of the Two Worlds
And Blessed are the Pious
Subject: A project for an explanatory memorandum for the General
Strategic goal for the Group in North America mentioned in the longterm
One: The Memorandum is derived from:
1. The general strategic goal of the Group in America which was approved
by the Shura Council and the Organizational Conference for
the year  is “Enablement of Islam in North America, meaning:
establishing an effective and a stable Islamic Movement led by the
Muslim Brotherhood which adopts Muslims’ causes domestically and
globally, and which works to expand the observant Muslim base, aims
at unifying and directing Muslims’ efforts, presents Islam as a civilization
alternative, and supports the global Islamic State wherever it is”.
2. The priority that is approved by the Shura Council for the work of
the Group in its current and former session which is “Settlement”.
3. The positive development with the brothers in the Islamic Circle in
an attempt to reach a unity of merger.
4. The constant need for thinking and future planning, an attempt to
read it and working to “shape” the present to comply and suit the needs
and challenges of the future.
5. The paper of his eminence, the General Masul, may God keep him,
which he recently sent to the members of the Council.
Two: An Introduction to the Explanatory Memorandum:
In order to begin with the explanation, we must “summon” the following
question and place it in front of our eyes as its relationship is important
and necessary with the strategic goal and the explanation project
we are embarking on. The question we are facing is: “How do you
like to see the Islam Movement in North America in ten years?”, or
“taking along” the following sentence when planning and working, “Islamic
Work in North America in the year (2000): A Strategic Vision”.
Also, we must summon and take along “elements” of the general
strategic goal of the Group in North America and I will intentionally
repeat them in numbers. They are:
[ l – Establishing an effective and stable Islamic Movement led
by the Muslim Brotherhood.
2 – Adopting Muslims’ causes domestically and globally.
3 – Expanding the observant Muslim base.
4- Unifying and directing Muslims’ efforts.
5 – Presenting Islam as a civilization alternative
6 – Supporting the establishment of the global Islamic State
wherever it is ].
– It must be stressed that it has become clear and emphatically
known that all is in agreement that we must “settle” or “enable” Islam
and its Movement in this part of the world.
– Therefore, a joint understanding of the meaning of settlement
or enablement must be adopted, through which and on whose
basis we explain the general strategic goal with its six elements for the
Group in North America.
Three: The Concept of Settlement:
This term was mentioned in the Group’s “dictionary” and documents
with various meanings in spite of the fact that everyone meant
one thing with it. We believe that the understanding of the essence is
the same and we will attempt here to give the word and its “meanings”
a practical explanation with a practical Movement tone, and not a
philosophical linguistic explanation, while stressing that this explanation
of ours is not complete until our explanation of “the process” of
settlement itself is understood which is mentioned in the following
paragraph. We briefly say the following:
Settlement: “That Islam and its Movement become a part
of the homeland it lives in”.
Establishment: “That Islam turns into firmly-rooted organizations
on whose bases civilization, structure
and testimony are built”.
Stability: “That Islam is stable in the land on which its
Enablement: “That Islam is enabled within the souls,
minds and the lives of the people of the
country in which it moves”.
Rooting: “That Islam is resident and not a passing
thing, or rooted “entrenched” in the soil of
the spot where it moves and not a strange
plant to it”.
Four: The Process of Settlement:
– In order for Islam and its Movement to become “a part of
the homeland” in which it lives, “stable” in its land, “rooted” in the spirits
and minds of its people, “enabled” in the live of its society and has
firmly-established “organizations” on which the Islamic structure is
built and with which the testimony of civilization is achieved, the
Movement must plan and struggle to obtain “the keys” and the tools of
this process in carry out this grand mission as a “Civilization Jihadist”
responsibility which lies on the shoulders of Muslims and – on top of
them – the Muslim Brotherhood in this country. Among these keys and
tools are the following:
1- Adopting the concept of settlement and understanding
its practical meanings:
The Explanatory Memorandum focused on the Movement
and the realistic dimension of the process of settlement and its practical
meanings without paying attention to the difference in understanding
between the resident and the non-resident, or who is the settled
and the non-settled and we believe that what was mentioned in the
long-term plan in that regards suffices.
2 – Making a fundamental shift in our thinking and
mentality in order to suit the challenges of the settlement mission.
What is meant with the shift – which is a positive expression –
is responding to the grand challenges of the settlement issues. We believe
that any transforming response begins with the method of thinking
and its center, the brain, first. In order to clarify what is meant
with the shift as a key to qualify us to enter the field of settlement, we
say very briefly that the following must be accomplished:
– A shift from the “amputated” partial thinking mentality to
the “continuous” comprehensive mentality.
– A shift from the mentality of caution and reservation to the
mentality of risk and controlled liberation.
– A shift from the mentality of the elite Movement to the
mentality of the popular Movement.
– A shift from the mentality of preaching and guidance to the
mentality of building and testimony
– A shift from the single opinion mentality to the multiple
– A shift from the collision mentality to the absorption mentality.
– A shift from the individual mentality to the team mentality.
– A shift from the anticipation mentality to the initiative mentality.
– A shift from the hesitation mentality to the decisiveness
– A shift from the principles mentality to the programs mentality.
– A shift from the abstract ideas mentality the true organizations
[This is the core point and the essence of the memorandum].
3- Understanding the historical stages in which the Islamic
Ikhwani activism went through in this country:
The writer of the memorandum believes that understanding
and comprehending the historical stages of the Islamic activism which
was led and being led by the Muslim Brotherhood in this continent is a
very important key in working towards settlement, through which the
Group observes its march, the direction of its movement and the
curves and turns of its road. We will suffice here with mentioning the
title for each of these stages [The title expresses the prevalent characteristic
of the stage] [Details maybe mentioned in another future
study]. Most likely, the stages are:
A – The stage of searching for self and determining the
B – The stage of inner build-up and tightening the organization.
C – The stage of mosques and the Islamic centers.
D – The stage of building the Islamic organizations – the first
E – The stage of building the Islamic schools – the first phase.
F – The stage of thinking about the overt Islamic Movement –
the first phase.
G – The stage of openness to the other Islamic movements
and attempting to reach a formula for dealing with them –
the first phase.
H – The stage of reviving and establishing the Islamic organizations
– the second phase.
We believe that the Group is embarking on this stage in its
second phase as it has to open the door and enter as it did the first
4- Understanding the role of the Muslim Brother in
The process of settlement is a “Civilization-Jihadist Process”
with all the word means. The Ikhwan must understand that their work
in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the
Western civilization from within and “sabotaging” its miserable house
by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated
and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions. Without
this level of understanding, we are not up to this challenge and have
not prepared ourselves for Jihad yet. It is a Muslim’s destiny to perform
Jihad and work wherever he is and wherever he lands until the
final hour comes, and there is no escape from that destiny except for
those who chose to slack. But, would the slackers and the Mujahedeen
5- Understanding that we cannot perform the settlement
mission by ourselves or away from people:
A mission as significant and as huge as the settlement mission
needs magnificent and exhausting efforts. With their capabilities, human,
financial and scientific resources, the Ikhwan will not be able to
carry out this mission alone or away from people and he who believes
that is wrong, and God knows best. As for the role of the Ikhwan, it is
the initiative, pioneering, leadership, raising the banner and pushing
people in that direction. They are then to work to employ, direct and
unify Muslims’ efforts and powers for this process. In order to do that,
we must possess a mastery of the art of “coalitions”, the art of “absorption”
and the principles of “cooperation”.
6- The necessity of achieving a union and balanced
gradual merger between private work and public work:
We believe that what was written about this subject is many
and is enough. But, it needs a time and a practical frame so that what is
needed is achieved in a gradual and a balanced way that is compatible
with the process of settlement.
7- The conviction that the success of the settlement of
Islam and its Movement in this country is a success to the
global Islamic Movement and a true support for the soughtafter
state, God willing:
There is a conviction – with which this memorandum disagrees
– that our focus in attempting to settle Islam in this country will lead to
negligence in our duty towards the global Islamic Movement in supporting
its project to establish the state. We believe that the reply is in
two segments: One – The success of the Movement in America in establishing
an observant Islamic base with power and effectiveness will
be the best support and aid to the global Movement project.
And the second – is the global Movement has not succeeded
yet in “distributing roles” to its branches, stating what is the needed
from them as one of the participants or contributors to the project to
establish the global Islamic state. The day this happens, the children of
the American Ikhwani branch will have far-reaching impact and positions
that make the ancestors proud.
8- Absorbing Muslims and winning them with all of
their factions and colors in America and Canada for the settlement
project, and making it their cause, future and the basis
of their Islamic life in this part of the world:
This issues requires from us to learn “the art of dealing with
the others”, as people are different and people in many colors. We
need to adopt the principle which says, “Take from people … the best
they have”, their best specializations, experiences, arts, energies and
abilities. By people here we mean those within or without the ranks of
individuals and organizations. The policy of “taking” should be with
what achieves the strategic goal and the settlement process. But the big
challenge in front of us is: how to connect them all in “the orbit” of our
plan and “the circle” of our Movement in order to achieve “the core” of
our interest. To me, there is no choice for us other than alliance and
mutual understanding of those who desire from our religion and those
who agree from our belief in work. And the U.S. Islamic arena is full of
those waiting…, the pioneers.
What matters is bringing people to the level of comprehension
of the challenge that is facing us as Muslims in this country, conviction
of our settlement project, and understanding the benefit of
agreement, cooperation and alliance. At that time, if we ask for money,
a lot of it would come, and if we ask for men, they would come in lines,
What matters is that our plan is “the criterion and the balance” in our
relationship with others.
Here, two points must be noted; the first one: we need to
comprehend and understand the balance of the Islamic powers in the
U.S. arena [and this might be the subject of a future study]. The second
point: what we reached with the brothers in “ICNA” is considered a
step in the right direction, the beginning of good and the first drop
that requires growing and guidance.
9- Re-examining our organizational and administrative
bodies, the type of leadership and the method of selecting it
with what suits the challenges of the settlement mission:
The memorandum will be silent about details regarding this
item even though it is logical and there is a lot to be said about it.
10- Growing and developing our resources and capabilities,
our financial and human resources with what suits the
magnitude of the grand mission:
If we examined the human and the financial resources the
Ikhwan alone own in this country, we and others would feel proud and
glorious. And if we add to them the resources of our friends and allies,
those who circle in our orbit and those waiting on our banner, we
would realize that we are able to open the door to settlement and walk
through it seeking to make Almighty God’s word the highest.
11- Utilizing the scientific method in planning, thinking
and preparation of studies needed for the process of settlement:
Yes, we need this method, and we need many studies which
aid in this civilization Jihadist operation. We will mention some of
– The history of the Islamic presence in America.
– The history of the Islamic Ikhwani presence in America.
– Islamic movements, organizations and organizations: analysis
– The phenomenon of the Islamic centers and schools: challenges,
needs and statistics.
– Islamic minorities.
– Muslim and Arab communities.
– The U.S. society: make-up and politics.
– The U.S. society’s view of Islam and Muslims … And many
other studies which we can direct our brothers and allies
to prepare, either through their academic studies or
through their educational centers or organizational tasking.
What is important is that we start.
12- Agreeing on a flexible, balanced and a clear “mechanism”
to implement the process of settlement within a specific,
gradual and balanced “time frame” that is in-line with
the demands and challenges of the process of settlement.
13- Understanding the U.S. society from its different
aspects an understanding that “qualifies” us to perform the
mission of settling our Dawa’ in its country “and growing it”
on its land.
14- Adopting a written “jurisprudence” that includes
legal and movement bases, principles, policies and interpretations
which are suitable for the needs and challenges of the
process of settlement.
15- Agreeing on “criteria” and balances to be a sort of
“antennas” or “the watch tower” in order to make sure that all
of our priorities, plans, programs, bodies, leadership, monies
and activities march towards the process of the settlement.
16- Adopting a practical, flexible formula through
which our central work complements our domestic work.
[Items 12 through 16 will be detailed later].
17- Understanding the role and the nature of work of
“The Islamic Center” in every city with what achieves the goal
of the process of settlement:
The center we seek is the one which constitutes the “axis” of
our Movement, the “perimeter” of the circle of our work, our “balance
center”, the “base” for our rise and our “Dar al-Arqam” to educate us,
prepare us and supply our battalions in addition to being the “niche” of
This is in order for the Islamic center to turn – in action not in
words – into a seed “for a small Islamic society” which is a reflection
and a mirror to our central organizations. The center ought to turn
into a “beehive” which produces sweet honey. Thus, the Islamic center
would turn into a place for study, family, battalion, course, seminar,
visit, sport, school, social club, women gathering, kindergarten for male
and female youngsters, the office of the domestic political resolution,
and the center for distributing our newspapers, magazines, books and
our audio and visual tapes.
In brief we say: we would like for the Islamic center to become
“The House of Dawa”’ and “the general center” in deeds first before
name. As much as we own and direct these centers at the continent
level, we can say we are marching successfully towards the settlement
of Dawa’ in this country.
Meaning that the “center’s” role should be the same as the
“mosque’s” role during the time of God’s prophet, God’s prayers and
peace be upon him, when he marched to “settle” the Dawa’ in its first
generation in Madina. from the mosque, he drew the Islamic life and
provided to the world the most magnificent and fabulous civilization
This mandates that, eventually, the region, the branch and the
Usra turn into “operations rooms” for planning, direction, monitoring
and leadership for the Islamic center in order to be a role model to be
18- Adopting a system that is based on “selecting”
workers, “role distribution” and “assigning” positions and responsibilities
is based on specialization, desire and need with
what achieves the process of settlement and contributes to its
19- Turning the principle of dedication for the Masuls
of main positions within the Group into a rule, a basis and a
policy in work. Without it, the process of settlement might be
stalled [Talking about this point requires more details and discussion].
20- Understanding the importance of the “Organizational”
shift in our Movement work, and doing Jihad in order
to achieve it in the real world with what serves the process of
settlement and expedites its results, God Almighty’s willing:
The reason this paragraph was delayed is to stress its utmost
importance as it constitutes the heart and the core of this memorandum.
It also constitutes the practical aspect and the true measure of
our success or failure in our march towards settlement. The talk about
the organizations and the “organizational” mentality or phenomenon
does not require much details. It suffices to say that the first pioneer of
this phenomenon was our prophet Mohamed, God’s peace, mercy and
blessings be upon him, as he placed the foundation for the first civilized
organization which is the mosque, which truly became “the comprehensive
organization”. And this was done by the pioneer of the contemporary
Islamic Dawa’, Imam martyr Hasan al-Banna, may God have
mercy on him, when he and his brothers felt the need to “re-establish”
Islam and its movement anew, leading him to establish organizations
with all their kinds: economic, social, media, scouting, professional and
even the military ones. We must say that we are in a country which
understands no language other than the language of the organizations,
and one which does not respect or give weight to any group without
effective, functional and strong organizations.
It is good fortune that there are brothers among us who have
this “trend”, mentality or inclination to build the organizations who
have beat us by action and words which leads us to dare say honestly
what Sadat in Egypt once said, “We want to build a country of organizations”
– a word of right he meant wrong with. I say to my brothers,
let us raise the banner of truth to establish right “We want to establish
the Group of organizations”, as without it we will not able to put our
feet on the true path.
– And in order for the process of settlement to be completed,
we must plan and work from now to equip and prepare ourselves, our
brothers, our apparatuses, our sections and our committees in order to
turn into comprehensive organizations in a gradual and balanced way
that is suitable with the need and the reality. What encourages us to do
that – in addition to the aforementioned – is that we possess “seeds” for
each organization from the organization we call for [See attachment
– All we need is to tweak them, coordinate their work, collect
their elements and merge their efforts with others and then connect
them with the comprehensive plan we seek. For instance, We have a
seed for a “comprehensive media and art” organization: we own a print
+ advanced typesetting machine + audio and visual center + art production
office + magazines in Arabic and English [The Horizons, The
Hope, The Politicians, Ila Falastine, Press Clips, al-Zaytouna, Palestine
Monitor, Social Sciences Magazines…] + art band + photographers +
producers + programs anchors +journalists + in addition to other media
and art experiences”.
We have a seed for a “comprehensive Dawa’ educational” organization:
We have the Daw’a section in ISNA + Dr. Jamal Badawi
Foundation + the center run by brother Harned al-Ghazali + the Dawa’
center the Dawa’ Committee and brother Shaker al-Sayyed are seeking
to establish now + in addition to other Daw’a efforts here and there…”.
And this applies to all the organizations we call on establishing.
– The big challenge that is ahead of us is how to turn these
seeds or “scattered” elements into comprehensive, stable, “settled” organizations
that are connected with our Movement and which fly in
our orbit and take orders from ow guidance. This does not prevent –
but calls for – each central organization to have its local branches but
its connection with the Islamic center in the city is a must.
– What is needed is to seek to prepare the atmosphere and the
means to achieve “the merger” so that the sections, the committees,
the regions, the branches and the Usras are eventually the heart and
the core of these organizations.
Or, for the shift and the change to occur as follows:
1 – The Movement Department + The Secretariat
– The Organizational & Administrative Organization
– The General Center
2- Education Department + Dawa’a Com. – Dawa’ and Educational Organization
3- Sisters Department – The Women’s Organization
4- The Financial Department + Investment
Committee + The Endowment
– The Economic Organization
5- Youth Department + Youths Organizations
– Youth Organizations
6- The Social Committee + Matrimony Committee
+ Mercy Foundation
– The Social Organization
7- The Security Committee – The Security Organization
8- The Political Depart. + Palestine Com. – The Political Organization
9- The Group’s Court + The Legal Com. – The Judicial Organization
10- Domestic Work Department Its work is to be distributed to the rest of the
1 1 – Our magazines + the print + our art band – The Media and Art Organization
12- The Studies Association + The Publication
House + Dar al-Kitab
– The Intellectual & Cultural Organization
13- Scientific and Medial societies – Scientific, Educational & Professional Organization
14- The Organizational Conference – The Islamic-American Founding Conference
15- The Shura Council + Planning Com. – The Shura Council for the Islamic-American
16- The Executive Office – The Executive Office of the Islamic-American
17- The General Masul – Chairman of the Islamic Movement and its
18- The regions, branches & Usras – Field leaders of organizations & Islamic
Five: Comprehensive Settlement Organization:
– We would then seek and struggle in order to make each one
of these above-mentioned organizations a “comprehensive organization”
throughout the days and the years, and as long as we are destined
to be in this country. What is important is that we put the foundation
and we will be followed by peoples and generations that would finish
the march and the road but with a clearly-defined guidance.
And, in order for us to clarify what we mean with the comprehensive,
specialized organization, we mention here the characteristics
and traits of each organization of the “promising” organizations.
1- From the Dawa’ and educational aspect [The Dawa’ and
Educational Organization]: to include:
– The Organization to spread the Dawa’ (Central and local
– An institute to graduate Callers and Educators.
– Scholars, Callers, Educators, Preachers and Program Anchors,
– Art and communication technology, Conveyance and Dawa’.
– A television station.
– A specialized Dawa’ magazine.
– A radio station.
– The Higher Islamic Council for Callers and Educators.
– The Higher Council for Mosques and Islamic Centers.
– Friendship Societies with the other religions… and things like
2- Politically [The Political Organization]: to include:
– A central political party.
– Local political offices.
– Political symbols.
– Relationships and alliances.
– The American Organization for Islamic Political Action
– Advanced Information Centers….and things like that.
3- Media [The Media and Art Organization]: to include:
– A daily newspaper.
– Weekly, monthly and seasonal magazines.
– Radio stations.
– Television programs.
– Audio and visual centers.
– A magazine for the Muslim child.
– A magazine for the Muslim woman.
– A print and typesetting machines.
– A production office.
– A photography and recording studio
– Art bands for acting, chanting and theater.
– A marketing and art production office… and things like that.
4- Economically [The Economic Organization]: to include:
– An Islamic Central bank.
– Islamic endowments.
– Investment projects.
– An organization for interest-free loans… and things like that.
5- Scientifically and Professionally [The Scientific, Educational
and Professional Organization]: to include:
– Scientific research centers.
– Technical organizations and vocational training.
– An Islamic university.
– Islamic schools.
– A council for education and scientific research.
– Centers to train teachers.
– Scientific societies in schools.
– An office for academic guidance.
– A body for authorship and Islamic curricula….and things like
6- Culturally and Intellectually [The Cultural and Intellectual
Organization]: to include:
– A center for studies and research.
– Cultural and intellectual foundations such as [The Social Scientists
Society – Scientists and Engineers Society….]
– An organization for Islamic thought and culture.
– A publication, translation and distribution house for Islamic
– An office for archiving, history and authentication
– The project to translate the Noble Quran, the Noble Sayings…
and things like that.
7- Socially [The Social-Charitable Organization]: to include:
– Social clubs for the youths and the community’s sons and
– Local societies for social welfare and the services are tied to
the Islamic centers
– The Islamic Organization to Combat the Social Ills of the
– Islamic houses project
– Matrimony and family cases office… and things like that.
8- Youths [The Youth Organization]: to include:
– Central and local youths foundations.
– Sports teams and clubs
– Scouting teams… and things like that.
9- Women [The Women Organization]: to include:
– Central and local women societies.
– Organizations of training, vocational and housekeeping.
– An organization to train female preachers.
– Islamic kindergartens… and things like that.
10- Organizationally and Administratively [The Administrative
and Organizational Organization]: to include:
– An institute for training, growth, development and planning
– Prominent experts in this field
– Work systems, bylaws and charters fit for running the most
complicated bodies and organizations
– A periodic magazine in Islamic development and administration.
– Owning camps and halls for the various activities.
– A data, polling and census bank.
– An advanced communication network.
– An advanced archive for our heritage and production… and
things like that.
11- Security [The Security Organization]: to include:
– Clubs for training and learning self-defense techniques.
– A center which is concerned with the security issues [Technical,
intellectual, technological and human]….and things
12- Legally [The Legal Organization]: to include:
– A Central Jurisprudence Council.
– A Central Islamic Court.
– Muslim Attorneys Society.
– The Islamic Foundation for Defense of Muslims’ Rights…
and things like that.
And success is by God.
Attachment number (1)
A list of our organizations and the organizations of our friends
[Imagine if t they all march according to one plan!!!]
1- ISNA ISLAMIC SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICA
2- MSA MUSLIM STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION
3- MCA THE MUSLIM COMMUNITIES ASSOCIATION
4- AMSS THE ASSOCIATION OF MUSLIM
5- AMSE THE ASSOCIATION OF MUSLIM
SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS
6- IMA ISLAMIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
7- ITC ISLAMIC TEACHING CENTER
8- NAIT NORTH AMERICAN ISLAMIC TRUST
9- FID FOUNDATION FOR INTERNATIONAL
10- IHC ISLAMIC HOUSING COOPERATIVE
11- ICD ISLAMIC CENTERS DIVISION
12- ATP AMERICAN TRUST PUBLICATIONS
13- AVC AUDIO-VISUAL CENTER
14- IBS ISLAMIC BOOK SERVICE
15- MBA MUSLIM BUSINESSMEN ASSOCIATION
16- MYNA MUSLIM YOUTH OF NORTH AMERICA
17- IFC ISNA FIQH COMMITTEE
18- IPAC ISNA POLITICAL AWARENESS COMMITTEE
19- IED ISLAMIC EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
20- MAYA MUSLIM ARAB YOUTH ASSOCIATION
21- MISG MALASIAN [sic] ISLAMIC STUDY GROUP
22- IAP ISLAMIC ASSOCIATION FOR PALESTINE
23- UASR UNITED ASSOCIATION FOR STUDIES
24- OLF OCCUPIED LAND FUND
25- MIA MERCY INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION
26- ISNA ISLAMIC CIRCLE OF NORTH AMERICA
27- BMI BAITUL MAL INC
28- IIIT INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR
29- IIC ISLAMIC INFORMATION CENTER
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