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On whom is Qurbani Wajib

Question: On whom is Qurbani Wajib (obligatory)? Answer: Qurbani is Wajib (obligatory) on every Muslim who is: a) Of sound mind – mature (has reached the age of puberty), b) Muqeem (i.e. he is not a Shari traveller) c) Possesses the Nisaab amount (612,36 grams of silver) or wealth equivalent …

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Hajj

The fact that Haj has been granted the status of being the fifth pillar of Islam is itself an indication of its importance in Deen. Indeed, such stress has been laid on the performance of Haj that no person upon whom Haj has become compulsory should ever delay in fulfilling …

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Monopoly Media Manipulation

Michael Parenti In a capitalist “democracy” like the United States, the corporate news media faithfully reflect the dominant class ideology both in their reportage and commentary. At the same time, these media leave the impression that they are free and independent, capable of balanced coverage and objective commentary. How they …

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Soft Drinks, Hard Facts

  Research suggests kids who drink a lot of soft drinks risk becoming fat, weak-boned, cavity-prone and caffeine-addicted.   By Sally Squires Americans drink more soda pop than ever before. These popular beverages account for more than a quarter of all drinks consumed in the United States. More than 15 …

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Fundamentals of a happy marriage

by Shahina Siddiqui Faith: The most basic and essential attribute of a Muslim marriage is the common faith that binds the couple. Since Islam is a way of life and not just a religion confined to weekly worship it becomes an integral part of a Muslim’s life. The frame of …

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Is there a Dua when cutting down a tree?

Is there a dua that one should recite before cutting down a tree on his property? Answer: Sometimes, trees are inhabited by Jinns which they take as their place of residence. Therefore, the Amils (those involved in the field of Jinns and Ta’weez etc) advise that a person should announce …

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A Hijab Utopia?

Posted by Hanaa on 6/23/10 • Categorized as Stories & Articles,Thinking Cap Do we all have that common longing for a time and place of perfection? Sir Thomas More described utopia in his 14th century novel as a society that was the pinnacle of perfection. A society in which evil didn’t exist and the …

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Israel’s list of broken world records

By UPROOTEDPALESTINIANS.BLOGSPOT Published: Jun 17, 2010 00:13 Updated: Jun 17, 2010 00:13 Israel, a country the size of New Jersey can only claim to the following achievements: • Israel was established upon the ruins of another nation that it destroyed; Palestine • Israel hold the world record in the number …

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Q&A on Israel

Question: Which country alone in the Middle East has nuclear weapons? Answer: Israel.   Question: Which country in the Middle East refuses to sign the nuclear non-proliferation treaty and bars international inspections? ? Answer: Israel.   Question: Which country in the Middle East seized the sovereign territory of other nations …

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