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The Tragic Abuse and Displacement of African Farmers by Foreign Investors

January 31, 2014

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Al Jazeera.com 1. The case of Ethiopia Just a few decades ago, Ethiopia was a country defined by its famines, particularly between 1983-1985 when in excess of half a million people starved to death as a consequence of drought, crop failure and a brutal civil war. Against this backdrop, it is impressive that in recent […]

Nelson Mandela’s Journey with Islam and Muslims in the Struggle Against Apartheid in South Africa

December 9, 2013

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JOHANNESBURG – As millions worldwide bid farewell to Nelson Mandela, many Muslim eyes were turned back to history, reviving memories of a long history of interaction between Muslims and the iconic leader across the past decades.  As the Nelson Mandela himself once said, ““In the face of European colonialism, Islamic communities took their place along […]

Migrant Servant Abuse and Exploitation in Saudi Arabia

October 31, 2013

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Note from Rafik Beekun: Where do these “Muslims”  learn their Islam from? Islam does not tolerate such behavior towards one’s servants. Abu Hurairah (R.A.) relates that he heard the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) say “Whoever beats the […] servant unjustly, revenge will be taken from him on the Day of Judgment.” CNN; In the amateur video, […]

Muslim World Losing Battle Against Drugs

October 23, 2009

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Al Jazeera The Case of Egypt Off a major desert highway that connects Egypt’s capital to the coastal city of Alexandria, drug users gather at a hidden exit to score heroin, free from the prying eyes of the authorities. Yasser, 25, has to drive 20km on the Alexandria highway to ensure his almost daily supply. […]

Prince Bandar on Corruption in Saudi Arabia: “So what?”

June 25, 2009

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The Guardian, UK Prince Bandar, challenged as to whether there is corruption in deals with the Saudi royal family and whether 1 billion UK pounds in bribe were paid to bank accounts controlled by Prince Bandar himself, replies: “Yes. So what?” Please click here to watch the video clip where he made that reply.

KAUST scholarships for graduate studies in Saudi Arabia

January 22, 2009

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Saudi Arabia is setting up a New Research and Science University at Rabegh (90 Kms from Jeddah) which is unique of its kind as it has the highest grant (Endowment Fund) in the world after Harvard Business School.   It will be called KAUST (www.kaust.edu.sa) and it will offer only Masters and PhD degrees to […]

Updated link to Webcam of Kaaba in Makkah and Masjid an Nabawi–Updated September 12, 2016

September 3, 2008

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Updated and verified on September 12, 2016 by your brother in Islam Rafik Beekun Here are the current weather conditions in Makkah and Madinah. For more information about current weather, current time in either city and 5-day weather forecast, please click any of the two blue icons below, and then use your browser’s back arrow to […]