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Freedom Of Speech: Insults, Incitement And Islam

Freedom Of Speech: Insults, Incitement And Islam By Graham Peebles 24 September, 2012 Countercurrents.org Across the Muslim World there is rightly outrage and hurt at the latest calculated attack on Islam, in the form of the film trailer Innocence of Muslims. All who hold human rights and moral decency close …

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Hijab: Liberation or oppression?

Hijab: Liberation or oppression? It is a myth that women in today’s society are liberated. From the stone age through to the space age, women have been incarcerated in a prison of oppression and discrimination. Advancements in the fields of science and technology have failed in unearthing the true status …

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Monsanto’s Products Cause Tumors, Organ Damage In Rats

Monsanto’s Products Cause Tumors, Organ Damage In Rats By Aviva Shen 20 September, 2012 Thinkprogress.org A new study out today may hurt efforts by America’s largest biotechnology company, Monsanto, to defeat a California ballot initiative that would require labels on genetically modified foods (GMOs). The French study found that rats …

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Bitterness is a Killer!…Don’t Poison yourself with it.

Bitterness is a Killer!…Don’t Poison yourself with it. By Sister S Bemath We tend to think that circumstances causes us to become bitter, but this is not always the case. Bitterness is something that happens to us, it is a characteristic we develop. To swallow a daily dose of poison …

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Freedom Of Expression or Freedom To Blaspheme?

Freedom Of Expression or Freedom To Blaspheme? By Mirza Yawar Baig 18 September, 2012 Countercurrents.org Freedom of expression must not be confused with freedom from the consequences of expression. Exercising freedom and abusing it are not the same. The latter forfeits the former. Just because we are free to express …

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Islam

A Muslim is the one who submits his will to God; hence a follower of Islam is a Muslim. A Muslim is a human being just like everyone else, hence just like all humans, a Muslim is not perfect, and just like everyone else has his/her flaws and mistakes. Islam …

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Sihr and Jinn Obsession

Sihr and Jinn Obsession There are many, many people – especially women – who have the suspicion that someone has done some witchcraft on them, on their children and husbands, or that they are being troubled by some Jinn. There is no doubt that some people may genuinely be afflicted …

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Tasawwuf

Shaykh Mufti Ebrahim Desai Saheb on Tasawwuf 1. What is Tasawwuf? The purpose of Tasawwuf is to reform oneself to the extent of being compliant to Shari’ah in every aspect of life and gaining closeness to Allah. This injunction is replete in the Qur’aan and Ahaadith. If one is able …

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Keeping the spark of love alive in a relationship

Keeping the spark of love alive in a relationship As the days come to closer to one’s marriage, excitement, ecstasy and elation pump through the bride and groom. The build up to marriage is an experience of thrill and jubilation. When the marriage is solemnised, one’s happiness and delight is …

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The War of the Women

The War of the Women A popular English saying says that “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.” The meaning being that if a woman feels like something unfair happened to her, her anger will be limitless. I’m not going to say that that is necessarily true or not, …

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