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The Spiritual Meaning of Sacrifice

By Maryam Hedayat | islam.ru | 03 Oct 2014

The historical background of Eid al-Adha is that the Prophet Ibrahim (may Allah be pleased with him) had a dream in which he was sacrificing his young son, Ismail (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). Prophet Ibrahim, a great believer in Allah, took his dream literally and wanted to sacrifice his son. But, according to the tradition, Allah the Almighty sent his angels and asked him to sacrifice an animal instead of his son.

 

Study: British cities may see more Muslim than Christian children

Source : GospelHerald.com / 30 Sep 2014

The number of Muslim children in several British cities is fast eclipsing that of Christian children, according to birth rate statistics that reveal the country’s significant demographic change.

 

Russians care less about social status than before - opinion poll

Source : Itar-Tass / 29 Sep 2014

Over the past ten years Russians have lost much of their concern about the social status they enjoy and their creative self-realization, as follows from the September 20-21 VTSIOM opinion poll, published on Friday.

 

Most of Dubai residents happy, feel safe

Source : KhaleejTimes / 25 Sep 2014

A new study exploring social issues in Dubai revealed that Dubai residents ranked among the happiest in the world. The findings were announced on Monday by the Community Development Authority in Dubai (CDA).

 

Obama bombs 7th country in 6 years

Source : RT / 24 Sep 2014

American jets hit targets in Syria on Tuesday in the US-led fight against Islamic State. Although the US has not declared war since 1942, this is the seventh country that Barack Obama, the holder of the Nobel Peace Prize, has bombed in as many years.

 

Two-thirds believe UAE police treat all equally

Source : TheNational / 22 Sep 2014

Residents believe police will treat them with respect regardless of their nationality and social standing.

About 8 in 10 (79 per cent) residents surveyed in a poll believe the police in their emirate would treat them fairly if they had dealings with them, while 66 per cent believed police treated all people equally.

 

Two thirds of Russians take interest in achievements of science

Source : RT / 20 Sep 2014

Nearly two thirds of Russians take a keen interest in achievements in the present-day science, especially in medicine and biology, according to a public opinion poll result made public on Wednesday.

 

Russians support return of death penalty to fight extremism and crime

Source : RT / 19 Sep 2014

Sixty-three percent of Russians think it is acceptable for society to use capital punishment for crimes such as pedophilia, murder and terrorism, recent research has shown.

 

World to see more people displaced

Source : AP / 18 Sep 2014

Natural disasters displaced almost 22 million people around the world last year and aid workers say they expect to see that number rise in the future, according to a report issued by a Norwegian humanitarian group on Wednesday.

 

Poll: Only 10 percent of Gazans would vote for Abbas

Source : Maan / 17 Sep 2014

Only 10 percent of Palestinians in Gaza would vote for current president Mahmoud Abbas if elections were held now, according the results of a recent poll released Tuesday.

Some 29.8 percent would vote for senior Hamas official Ismail Haniyeh, who headed the former government in the Strip, the poll, conducted by the Gaza-based House of Wisdom Institute, showed.

 
 

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