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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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The Month of Rajab

By Mufti Taqi Usmani Rajab is the seventh month in the Islamic lunar calendar. This month was regarded as one of the sacred months (Al-Ashhur-al-hurum) in which battles were prohibited in the days of the Holy Prophet. It is also a prelude to the month of Ramadan, because Ramadan follows …

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The Cartoon Saga

Defending the Honour of Allah’s Beloved Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam In light of recents events (Facebook-World wide, M&G-South Africa) targeting the honour of Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam, it is imperative for Muslims to understand the true nature of these events, the motivation behind them and our response to such …

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Western hostility towards Islam springs from ignorance

A few quotations from westerners about Islam and the Prophet Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam: ‘Sabb ar-rasul, slandering of the Prophet, is one of the worst crimes.’ -Professor Annemarie Schimmel ‘Western hostility towards Islam springs from ignorance.’ -Karen Armstrong ‘There can be little doubt that the public’s perception of Islam has tended …

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Mufti Taqi Usmani urges Muslims to boycott Facebook completely

In today’s (21 May 2010) Friday  khutbah at the Baitul Mukarram mosque in Karachi, Mufti Taqi Usmani, one of the senior most scholars in the world, said to an audience of several thousand individuals to completely boycott Facebook. He lashed out on those who perpetrate such crimes and declared that …

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