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Facebook: Social Networking or Social Engineering?

By: Mirza Yawar BaigPosted: 6 Jumad al-Thani 1431, 20 May 2010 The big question is, ‘What is social networking and how is it useful?’ Of course you will hear the usual bleating saying, ‘It is so nice to know what my sister is doing….blah, blah.’ So ask this person, ‘Why …

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Freedom of Expression?

By: Khalid Baig Posted: 6 Jumad al-Thani 1431, 20 May 2010 With the latest in-your-face act of the Facebook, the issue is once again attracting headlines. Should Muslims react? How should they react? Where do they stand on the philosophical issue underlying all this? In the media the issue has …

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Hollywood or Bollywood…huh?

In The Name Of ALLAH Most Gracious Most Merciful “…whereas the life of this world is only a deceiving enjoyment.” (Al-Hadid, 57:20) Hollywood or Bollywood…huh? Lights, camera, action? Hollywood or bollywood? Superstars or superheroes? Shameless or polytheist? Mindless or senseless? Violent or biased? Crude or lewd? Oh what a variety …

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Jihad by Night

By: Yahya Ibrahim “For twenty years I waged Jihad against myself.  I struggled, all throughout to remain standing in prayer at night.  For those twenty years I never tasted the sweetness of the night prayer.  It was only after that that I found comfort and sweetness.” These are the words …

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Disinformation Tactics: The Methods Used To Keep You In The Dark

By Giordano Bruno There was a time, not too long ago (relatively speaking), that governments and the groups of elites that controlled them did not find it necessary to conscript themselves into wars of disinformation. Propaganda was relatively straightforward. The lies were much simpler. The control of information flow was …

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“Caution: There is Another anti-Islamic Site There”

Why issuing an alert letter is precisely the wrong thing to do?By Khalid BaigPosted: 21 Ramadan 1422, 7 December 2001 The alert letters keep coming. Beware here is the latest anti-Islamic site. Then a URL so you can verify that it is indeed as described. Then a passionate request to …

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The Plight of Aafia Siddiqui

BACKGROUND Dr. Aafia Siddiqui was born on 2 March 1972 in Karachi, Pakistan. She is one of three siblings. Aafia’s father Mohammad Siddiqui was a UK-trained doctor and her mother, Ismet, is a homemaker. Aafia has three children: Ahmed (b. 1996), Maryam (b. 1998), and Suleman (b. 2002). Apart from …

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15 Tips to Raising Great Children

Children are easily influenced by their surroundings. These days, it is extremely difficult to expose our children to an ideal Islamic environment given the influences from media, friends and even other members of the family. With television, radio, Internet and forms of media mostly touting un-Islamic values, it is up …

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Hazrat Ayesha Radhiyallahu Anha

The Prophet Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam is closer to the Believers than their own selves, and his wives are as their mothers. (Qur’aan: 33:6) The superiority of Ayesha over other women is like the superiority of Thareed (A type of a food dish containing meat, bread, etc) over all other foods.

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