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  • How mainstream media gets Palestine wrong

    The photo of 16-year-old Fawzi al-Junaidi blindfolded, bruised and surrounded by a dozen Israeli soldiers went viral on social media. It was touted as the emblem of Israeli oppression. But for Western mainstream media, it was difficult to accommodate this photo, amid all the talk about "anger", "rage", "violence", and.. More

  • Islam and Stability of the Family - II

    1- When divorce is unavoidable, the best form is to divorce the wife only once during a period of purity during which no incident of intercourse takes place. This is the meaning of the verse in which Allah The Exalted Says (what means): {O Prophet, when you [Muslims] divorce women, divorce them for [the commencement of] their waiting period.} [Quran.. More

  • Islam and Stability of the Family - I

    Out of all the previous divine religions, none has given due importance to the family as Islam did. In doing so, Islam has legislated procedures and means which maintain security and preserve stability within the family. It has also prescribed some measures which prevent the family from collapse and destruction. We -- particularly in the present time.. More

  • Syria: Post-war reconstruction booming in Jarablus

    Jarablus, a city in northern Syria near the Turkish border, is one of the few places to rebound after fighters from ISIL were defeated with help from Turkey. More than six years of war in Syria means it will take massive reconstruction efforts to rebuild cities that have been reduced to rubble. But construction is booming in Jarablus, where a local.. More

  • MSF: More than 6,700 Rohingya killed in Myanmar

    At least 6,700 Rohingya were killed by Myanmar security forces in one month following a government-led crackdown in the country's Rakhine state in late August, according to Doctors Without Borders (MSF). The figure, published on Thursday in an MSF report, is significantly higher than the numbers reported by Myanmar military officials relating to the.. More

  • Draw Closer to Your Lord - II

    - Keep reciting the morning and evening Athkar (words of remembrance) and remember Allah The Almighty often in general. This is because if the tongue is busy with the remembrance of Allah The Almighty, it will keep the mind and heart busy with it; thus, the Muslim will not find time to think of something other than Allah The Almighty. - You should.. More

  • 17 Benefits of Zakah

    Benefits and wisdom of the individual and social Zakah are as follows: 1- Perfecting and completing the Islam of a slave because it is one of the pillars of Islam. So, if one does it, his Islam will be complete and perfect. There is absolutely no doubt that this is a great aim for every Muslim individual. Actually, every Muslim individual seeks to.. More

  • Army's rape of Rohingya women sweeping, methodical: AP

    The rape of Rohingya women by Myanmar's security forces has been sweeping and methodical, the Associated Press news agency found in interviews with 29 women and girls who fled to neighboring Bangladesh. The sexual assault survivors from several refugee camps were interviewed separately and extensively. The women gave AP their names, but agreed to.. More

  • More than 465,000 killed in Syria, refugee group says

    More than 465,000 civilians have been killed in Syria’s six-year war, a refugee rights group said Saturday. Abdullah Resul Demir, deputy chairman of the International Refugee Rights Organization, said the fatalities had been caused during fighting or in prison. “The century’s most serious human rights violations have been going on.. More

  • How Israel occupies education in East Jerusalem

    The Zahwat al-Quds kindergarten and primary school's walls are decorated with colourful cartoons, while its students are dressed in grey-and-red striped uniforms. The children's wide smiles and laughter echo through the hallways, belying their lingering anxiety after a recent Israeli raid on the school. At the start of the school year, Israel began.. More

  • Knowledge and wisdom - provisions of the caller

    From the greatest favors of Allah and bounties upon a slave is to facilitate means and reasons by which he becomes one who carries out the mission of the religion and to be among those who strive and sacrifice all that is precious to them, to establish the laws of Allah on earth and in order for the Word of Allah to be supreme and uppermost and the.. More

  • Muhammad Ibn Al-Qasim: The Young Leader

    Al-Hajjaj Ibn Yoosuf At-Thaqafee, the ruler of Iraq was sitting in his court surrounded by his dignitaries and army commanders (chief of staffs). They were discussing the affairs of the state trying to find solutions to people's problems. One of Al-Hajjaj's men entered and whispered some words to him, so he stopped the conversation and said loudly:.. More

  • Seeking Knowledge

    It has become one of the sources of social pride and the characteristics of civilized families and high classes to send their daughters without a Mahram (non-marriageable male) to study in a foreign country. They imbue this act with a religious form and say that the Prophet, sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam, said: “Seeking knowledge is an obligation.. More

  • ‘Estrangement and the strangers’

    The Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, said: "Islam began as something strange, and it will return to being something strange, so give glad tidings to the strangers." [Muslim] The meaning of ‘strange’ in the Hadeeth: Many times in many situations the people that follow the religion of Allah feel a sense of not belonging,.. More

  • Diligence is the Way to Success

    There are norms and laws in the universe that man is not permitted to contradict. Instead, he should abide by them so as to enjoy a good life and eternal happiness in the Hereafter. One such norm is that if one works hard, he will find results; if one exhausts oneself a little bit, he can enjoy a long rest. Indeed reaping noble benefits depends on experiencin.. More