Browsing All Posts published on »January, 2008«

Allah lights up the sky in Kashmir

January 28, 2008

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Is this a sign from Allah? A closer view

People of all faiths call for lifting the Gaza blockade

January 23, 2008

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Press Release from Jewish Voice for Peace The 1.5 million Palestinian inhabitants of the Gaza Strip are facing a tremendous humanitarian and medical crisis. Israel’s sharp restrictions on fuel and electricity have severely damaged the provision of safe drinking water, forcing people to make do with extremely poor quality water which is dangerous to their […]

Increase your performance and alertness at work: The power of napping

January 22, 2008

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Ready, set, sleep! WebMD offers tips on how to snuggle up for a quick snooze. By Heather Hatfield WebMD Feature Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD Napping is a proven way to clear out the cobwebs and pave the way for a more productive afternoon — whether it’s Wednesday or the weekend. In fact, in today’s […]

About time! Saudi Arabia to lift ban on women drivers

January 21, 2008

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By Damien McElroy in Riyadh, Daily Telegraph, UK Saudi Arabia is to lift its ban on women drivers in an attempt to stem a rising suffragette-style movement in the deeply conservative state. Government officials have confirmed the landmark decision and plan to issue a decree by the end of the year. The move is designed […]

Good Samaritan 101–Americans helping Iraqi Children

January 17, 2008

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Rescuing a little Iraqi boy who needed drastic medical help Day to day Americans are among the most philanthropically minded and generous people on earth. Please click here to watch the story of an American soldier who worked very hard to help a little Iraqi boy who was in dire need of help: the child […]

Islamophobia 101: Episode 25–High School Track Star Alleges Religious Discrimination

January 16, 2008

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WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) — A DC track and field star says she’s been the victim of religious discrimination. Officials at the Montgomery Invitational track meet told Juashaunna Kelly she had to remove her Muslim head covering if she wanted to compete. It was a roller coaster weekend for the 17 year old star from Roosevelt […]

Muslim women pay an expensive price for wearing hijab in North America

January 12, 2008

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Case #1: Muslim Woman Sues For Being Forced to Remove Her Headscarf A Muslim woman arrested for riding a commuter train without a valid ticket has filed a federal lawsuit in the United States, claiming her religious freedom was violated when she was forced to remove her headscarf when she was taken to jail. The […]

WikiIslam = A nest of Islamophobic and distorted material

January 11, 2008

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Please visit the wikiIslam site which purports to have videos on Islam in a number of areas.   I glanced through the videos listed in the categories on the right side.  Those who are in the videos include notorious Islamophobes like Robert Spencer or apostates like Walid Shoebat. Wikipedia is supposed to allow to anyone to edit […]

Islam and Anger Management (Part 2): Strategies to Keep Anger at Bay

January 10, 2008

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by Rafik Beekun (Updated on Aug 3, 2011) This is part two of the series I have been working on on anger. The first article is entitled: “Islam and Anger Management (Part 1): What is your level of anger?” Anger is something that happens to all of us.  Prophet Jesus (s) was angered by the […]

Deja Vu: Clinton’s Tears for the Camera

January 9, 2008

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First, Bill cried Now, Hillary did it Bill Clinton: Tears won Hillary New Hampshire By Toby Harnden in Manchester, New Hampshire Last Updated: 5:53pm GMT 09/01/2008 Bill Clinton, the former US president, said that his wife Hillary won the New Hampshire primary because “people saw who she was” when she came close to tears after being […]

Advice to workaholics who do not go out in the sun enough

January 9, 2008

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Workaholics who stay inside too much may have Vitamin D deficiency.  A major new study indicates that people with Vitamin D deficiency could be at a higher risk of  a heart attack or stroke.  Please watch the following clip from ABC News.

Rising Racism in Israel: Implications for Israeli Arabs

January 8, 2008

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According to an Israeli civil rights group, The Association for Civil Rights in Israel, racism is on a sharp rise in Israel.  According to ACRI, Arab citizens of Israel face entrenched discrimination in all fields of life. In recent years, the prevalent attitude of hostility and mistrust toward Arab citizens has become more pronounced, with large sections […]

Survey: Pakistanis want larger role for both Islam and democracy, but reject ‘talibanization’

January 7, 2008

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Contact: Steven Kull office: (202) 232-7500, cell (301) 254-7500 C. Christine Fair cell (202) 460-9295 Washington, DC, Jan 6—An in-depth survey of Pakistani public opinion reveals majority support for a moderate and democratic Islamic state, though a small but significant minority shows sympathy for Islamist militant groups. Most Pakistanis want Islam to play a larger […]

Radical missionaries in Iraq: “A religious war”

January 6, 2008

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Read how these radical missionaries wear disguises, pretend to be engaged in humanitarian efforts, are building churches covertly, distributing tons of “colorful” biblical literature, etc. These efforts from organizations such as the Southern Baptist Convention are leading to a lot of potential friction in Iraq. Watch what some of these missionaries and their leaders have to say […]

Superb Downloadable Islamic Desktop Wallpapers

January 6, 2008

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This website on Islamic Architecture is fabulous. You can take a 360 degree tour of one of the most beautiful mosques in the world, the Bayazid II Mosque, by clicking here. You can also download Islamic wallpapers for your computer desktop here.

Advice for life from Prophet Muhammad (s)

January 4, 2008

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As we come closer to the beginning of the Islamic new year and start writing down a new set of resultions, may I suggest that we reflect upon the following hadith of the Prophet Muhammad (s)?  This is hadith 1337 from Al-Tirmidhi, and it is narrated by Amr ibn Maymun al-Awdi: Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said […]

Islam urges neighborly relations and feeding the hungry

January 2, 2008

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 Rafik Beekun  Statistics on Poverty and Inequality from www.islamicrelief.org The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) reported in 1998 that the world’s 225 richest people now have a combined wealth of $1 trillion. That’s equal to the combined annual income of the world’s 2.5 billion poorests people. The wealth of the three most well-to-do individuals now […]