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Palestinians have 8 votes in Security Council

By Agencies | Ramallah / 29 Sept 2011

The Palestinians have secured eight Security Council yes votes for their UN membership bid, just one short of the nine they need, the Palestinian foreign minister said on Thursday.

Speaking to reporters in Ramallah, Riyad Al-Malki said he had received assurances from two additional nations — Nigeria and Gabon — that they would vote in favor of the Palestinian bid for full state membership at the UN.

 

Haj season begins with South Africans’ arrival

By Badea Abu Al-Naja | Arab News | Makkah / 28 Sept 2011

The first group of pilgrims for the upcoming Haj arrived at King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) in Jeddah early Wednesday. The group consisted of 184 South Africans.

Supervisor of the reception committee of the Tawafa Establishment for Non-Arab African Pilgrims Hani bin Hashim Nasser welcomed the pilgrims at the airport, provided them with hospitality meals and drinks and wished them a happy stay in the Kingdom.

 

Iraq regime tries to silence corruption whistleblowers

by Patrick Cockburn : The Independent/UK | 29 Sept 2011

The Iraqi government is seeking to silence critics who accuse it of rampant corruption by removing officials who try to prosecute racketeers and intimidating politicians and journalists who support them.

This month alone it has forced the head of its anti-corruption watchdog to resign. And a prominent Iraqi journalist, who had been threatened for leading anti-government protests, was shot dead in his home in Baghdad.

 

U.S. considers erecting fences along Canadian border

by Jim Bronskill : The Canadian Press | Ottawa | 29 Sept 2011

The United States is looking at building fences along the border with Canada to help keep out terrorists and other criminals.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency has proposed the use of "fencing and other barriers" on the 49th parallel to manage "trouble spots where passage of cross-border violators is difficult to control."

 

How revolution turned sour in the birthplace of the Arab Spring

by Kim Sengupta : The Independent/UK | 28 Sept 2011

Not a day goes by for Manoubia Bouazizi when she does not think about her son with sorrow. "He was a dutiful boy, he had a long life ahead of him, he martyred himself for justice, for Tunisia, for his community," she declared. "People cannot forget that."

 

U.N. Reports Big Increase in Afghan Violence This Year

By Habib Zohori : McClatchy Newspapers | Kabul / 29 Sept 2011

Violence in Afghanistan is up nearly 40 percent over last year, a United Nations report released Wednesday found, contradicting claims by the U.S.-led coalition that security has improved since last year.

 

Wise sayings and general rules taken from the Quran, Sunnah, and words of Muslim wise men.

“Give to the one who denied you.”

"Love the poor and mix with them."

“Stay with her (the mother), for Paradise is under her feet.”

"If you want to count the faults of anyone else, count your own faults instead."

“Pay the hired worker his wages before his sweat dries.”

“The best charity is that given by one who has little.”

“The upper hand (the one that gives) is better than the lower hand (the one that takes).”

 

A schoolboy is obtaining the right in court to pray at school

Source: interfax.ru

A schoolboy from Leipzig appealed to the Federal Administrative Court of Germany to get permission to pray during school hours, report German media on Wednesday.  

 

Junaid Baghdadi and Love for Allah

 

Once at the time of Hajj, there was a gathering in Mecca of some friends of Allah; the youngest among whom was Junaid Baghdadi (ra). In that gathering, there was a discussion on the subject of 'Love for Allah' and as to who is the lover of Allah. Many of them expressed their views on the subject, but Junaid (ra) kept quiet. He was pressed to say something.

 

Alcohol - A Disease?

By Ahmed Deedat

If alcoholism is a disease then it is the only disease that

  is sold in bottles
  is advertised in newspapers, magazines, radios and television
  is contracted by the will of man
  has licensed outlets to spread it
  produces revenue for the government
  brings violent deaths on the highways
  has no germs or viral cause
  propels one's health to self-destruction
  destroys family life and increases crime.

 
 

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