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Saudi hopes giant clock will establish 'Mecca Time'



MECCA - Muslims around the world could be setting their watches to a new time soon when the







An artist's illustration of the Mecca Clock Tower

World's largest clock to enter service in Mecca with three-month trial period from…

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Creating Ramadan Traditions

When I reflect on my childhood memories of celebrating the blessed month of Ramadan

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by Hina Khan-Mukhtar

while growing up in Southern California in the 1980’s, different images flash through my

mind…

Ammi playing the Holy Qur’an on the house intercom system at sahoor time. Scrambled

eggs and shaami kabaabs frying before the sun came up. Abbu sitting in the upstairs

hallway outside his bedroom, reciting from the Book of Allah…

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Added by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص on August 10, 2010 at 9:49pm — No Comments

Former US Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala Detained at Tel Aviv Airport

This is not how she imagined her visit to Israel. Prof. Donna Shalala, who served as the US Secretary of Health

Prof. Donna Shalala, Clinton's secretary of health, arrives in Israel in order to fight academic boycott against Israel, claims she was held at Ben-Gurion Airport just because she has Arab last name

and Human Services for eight years under Clinton and is currently the president of the University of Miami, was held for two-and-a-half…

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Ramadan Kareem....كل عام وانتم بخير

Ramadhan 2010...رمضان 1431 ه…

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Year's best meteor shower about to begin... to coincide with Ramadan start‏

While the night sky is chock full of wonders, there are a few celestial events that are real eye-catchers. The

By Andrew Fazekas, The Gazette

next couple of weeks offers a great double-bill: a showing of a…

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Going organic: The siege on Gaza

In February 2006, following Hamas' electoral victory, a top advisor to Ehud Olmert, the then

By Jon Elmer

Israeli prime minister, Dov Weisglass, described the essence of Israel's Gaza policy.

"It's like a meeting with a dietitian," Weisglass said. "We need to make the Palestinians lose weight, but not to starve to…

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'Total' sanctions: Iran gas projects 'evaporate in the air'

TEHRAN - Iran has scrapped a second liquefied natural gas (LNG) project which was to be executed by







'Natural' gas sanctions

New wave of sanctions forces Iran to scrap second LNG project after big Western companies…

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Unrivaled legacy of Avicenna...ابن سینا ... Ibn Sīnā

Historically, Iran has been a land of prominent, influential figures in science, letters, arts and literature whose

First Published 2010-08-09





Unforgettable name in the memory of the world

ابن سینا ...…

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Fatwa: UAE workers can break Ramadan fast in extreme heat

DUBAI - Workers contending with high heat and humidity can break their Ramadan fasts to avoid health

First Published 2010-08-09





'When you don't take water and these things, you're very at risk'…



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Fareed Zakaria Returns Anti-Defamation League Award



Indian-American journalist Fareed Zakaria returned an award he received from the Anti-Defamation League due to

Carma Hassan

the group's opposition to the proposed "Ground Zero Mosque."

Zakaria says he could not "in good conscience" keep the Hubert H. Humphrey First Amendment Freedoms…

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Added by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص on August 8, 2010 at 7:14am — No Comments

Morocco accuses Spain of abandoning sick migrants

RABAT - Morocco on Friday accused a Spanish civil guard border patrol of abandoning eight sub-Saharan

First Published 2010-08-06





'In complete contradiction with respect for human dignity'

Rabat blasts Spain's 'inhuman…

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Added by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص on August 7, 2010 at 12:29pm — No Comments

Obama asks Shiite cleric to help settle Iraq impasse



WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has sent a letter to Iraq's top Shiite cleric, Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani

First Published 2010-08-06





The last resort?



US…

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Born to be fat?

Expectant mothers who watch their weight during pregnancy increase the chances their baby will maintain a

Dr. Sanjay Gupta

healthy weight throughout life, according to a study in the British journal The Lancet.

But when pregnant women overindulge and gain too much weight during their 9 months, they tend to give birth to heavier babies who are at higher risk for obesity as children and adults, the researchers…

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Added by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص on August 5, 2010 at 8:01am — No Comments

South Africa's lessons for Gaza

The Palestinian national movement has overlooked this question: does the Gaza Strip resemble the racist Bantustans

Does Gaza today resemble South Africa under apartheid? (Matthew Cassel)

By : Haidar Eid

of apartheid South Africa? During the apartheid era,…

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Added by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص on August 5, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments

Baby Baiting

Arizona State Senator Russell Pearce, the father of SB 1070, has a new target in his cross hairs:

A US citizen must be 21 in order to sponsor the green card application of a parent or an immediate relative. Yet racists, nativists, and other right-wingers continue demonizing immigrants - this time women and children - in order to stoke fear and hatred, says Robin Templeton.…

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Added by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص on August 4, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Muslim women leading a science revolution

Despite the recent barrage of news on the ridiculous niqab/hijab/burqa bans restricting women’s entry into

by Arwa Aburawa

education, it turns out that Muslim women are some of the best educated women in…

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US imposes sanctions on 21 'Iran-backed' firms

WASHINGTON - The United States slapped sanctions on 21 Iranian government firms





Treasury undersecretary Stuart Levey

US Treasury Department targets Iranian aid operations, banking, mining companies.

Tuesday, boosting pressure over the Islamic republic's nuclear program and alleged support…

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Gaza girls turn to fishing as rising poverty erodes barriers

Every morning the two girls wake up before dawn, row their wooden skiff out into Gaza's heavily-







'Girls like us have to work as fishermen despite the dangers'

Madeleine, 16, sister Reem, 13, brave gunfire to make ends meet for family in…

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When A Cultural Paradigm is Divisive

IN 1871,THE English anthropologist and social Darwinist E.B.Tylor formulated the generally accepted and classical

By: Ahmad Shakur

definition of the term ‘culture.' "Culture is that complex whole which includes knowledge, belief, art, morals, law, custom, and any other capability and habit acquired by man as a member of society."

The terms are compelling, but…

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Added by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص on August 3, 2010 at 6:37pm — No Comments

CONTEMPLATING THE QUR’AN AND THE BURDEN OF SCHOLARS ....A Hidden Treasure

IT HAPPENED IN the Masjid of Madinah, the Mosque of the Messenger of Allah, sallallahu alayhe wa…

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Added by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص on August 3, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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Allah's Guidance!

The story of man's creation in the Qur'an is quite different from Darwinism. The Darwinian theory reduces man to one of the species of animals. The Qur'an says that man started his life as a man.…Continue

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Allah's Guidance!

Dear Brother and Sister;I hope you get to read this and follow your heart, as to what to do afterward. The language of the Qur’an is Arabic while the wisdom and Guidance it contains is universal.…Continue

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DR. KING'S LAST SPEECH: "AMERICA TOO IS GOING TO HELL" 1 Reply

DISCLAIMER: This is the last speech that Dr. King wrote, he was planning to deliver this speech during a Sunday sermon on April 7, 1968. He was shot and killed before he had a chance to deliver this…Continue

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VISITING OUR PAST (INTERVIEWS WITH FORMER SLAVES FROM NORTH CAROLINA) 1 Reply

Visiting Our PastBy Rob Neufeld Every day we see and feel the beauty of the world and of humanity. But history sometimes shows us how wrong things can go, and we wonder why we are vulnerable to such…Continue

Started by Siebra Muhammad in Sample Title. Last reply by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص Mar 19, 2019.

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