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The link between anxiety and heart attacks

February 16, 2008

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 Laura Blue, Time Magazine It’s no secret that men with angry, explosive personalities are at a higher risk of a heart attack. But they’re not alone: Nervous, withdrawn and chronically worried people are courting coronary problems, too, according to a new long-term study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Of 735 American […]

Doctoral Research Fellowships (incl. Islam and the Islamic World), University of Oslo

February 15, 2008

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A — A position as doctoral research fellow in Islam and the Islamic World is available at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, Faculty of Humanities, University of Oslo http://www.hf.uio.no/ikos/english/index.html.The successful candidates should in her/his research project work on a topic related to Islam and the Islamic world. Applicants should document necessary language […]

Is Obama a Muslim Apostate? A non-Issue

February 14, 2008

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A recent posting on a blog on another blog seeks to ask whether Obama was ever a Muslim and if so, whether he has become an apostate.  The same article talks about the punishment in Islam with respect to apostasy. There is no single verse in the Qur’an that prescribes a worldly punishment for apostasy. […]

URGENT! POST MATRIC SCHOLARSHIPS for poor Muslim students in India

February 13, 2008

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Help For Muslims by Central Government, Deadline 15th February 2008 Here is some help for Muslim students. Those who have passed SSLC with 50% marks, and annual incomes below 2Lakh are eligible to get scholarship from Government of India. The LAST DATE for submitting the forms is the 15th of February 2008. Government of India given instruction to the […]

Petition to get pictures of the Prophet (s) removed from Wikipedia

February 13, 2008

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ASSALAAMU ‘ALAIKUM.    WIKIPEDIA site has published “pictures” of our prophet Muhammad (s). Please click on the link below to sign the worldwide petition to have these images removed. We need 10,000 signatures to get pictures of Prophet (s) removed from WIKIPEDIA.  Please act now! JAZAKALLAHU   KHAIRAN.  Also please forward the link to all your Muslim contacts.        ———-     To access the […]

Airport searches of laptops and other devices are intrusive

February 11, 2008

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By Jeanne Meserve CNN WASHINGTON (CNN) — Amir Khan says he becomes frustrated and humiliated every time he enters the United States and federal agents search his computers. Khan, a Pakistani-born U.S. citizen, says it has happened five times since 2003. He says agents with U.S. Customs and Border Protection have even forced him to […]

What role for Sharia in the West?

February 10, 2008

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Feb 9th 2008 From Economist.com STEEPED in a culture of emollience, gentility and the avoidance of hard arguments, England¹s established Church has little knowledge of how to handle public opinion when it suddenly finds itself in the eye of a gigantic storm. And, for better or worse, the country¹s politically-active Muslims are capable of showing […]