Monthly Archives: December 2011

Islam and co-existence

Husna Rahman Here [below] is the text of a booklet written on the occasion of the recently-held ‘All-India Anti-Terrorism’ Conference, Organised by the Deoband madrasa. Given the importance of the subject, the clumsy language may be excused. —Yoginder Sikand Tolerance … Continue reading

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Jumu’ah –Is there a Sunnah prayer before and after Jumu’ah?

Question: When I go to the mosque on Friday the athaan is pronounced, then everyone prays 2 or 4 rakaat.Then the athan is again pronounced and immediately after it iqamah .Having prayed 2 Jum’ah rakaat people pray again 2 or … Continue reading

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Is Our Happiness Preordained?

[Mike Ghouse – Article follows my comments: It is consoling to the soul who is down and under “oh, it was to be this way” and kind of accept the happenings of life. It mitigates the suffering. As everything in … Continue reading

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Is Hijab the only Protection?

We need to see beyond the obvious SOCIETY BY ISHRAT BASHIR MATTOO Ours is the age of skepticism and cynicism. Our society is characterized by a “deterioration of personal, political and social morals”. Corruption, be it personal or social, has … Continue reading

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Is Apostasy a Capital Crime in Islam?

By Dr. Jamal A. Badawi** Apr. 26, 2006 http://www.islamonline.net/English/contemporary/2006/04/article02.shtml Introduction Apostasy, or riddah in Arabic, literally means defection or backsliding.1 As an Islamic legal term, it means denouncing Islam as one’s religion by a Muslim. There has been a wide … Continue reading

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Iranians: They’re Just Like Us!

EXCLUSIVE! A nation of millions under thirty loves the same things we do, but that doesn’t mean traveling there is any easier. By Trish Schuh March 12, 2008, 8:31 AM Hell’s Angels, the Persian branch? Iranians on their Harley out … Continue reading

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Privatizing Zionism

Privatization and discrimination work together in Israel Recently in the Negev region of Israel, police stood by as Jewish teenagers emptied 30 Bedouin houses of their contents. Then bulldozers destroyed the homes. All those present, Jews and Bedouins, were Israeli … Continue reading

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