Sunday 21 October 2018 \


The significance of Ashura

Translated by Ustadh Amin Buxton
When the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) came to Medina he found the Jews fasting the Day of `Ashura’, the tenth of Muharram. He asked them why they were fasting and they told him that it was an auspicious day: the day on which Allah saved Musa and his people and drowned Firaun and his people.

US interests at stake by isolating Pakistan

By Robert Grenier / Al Jazeera / Dec. 2/2011 

The thin, stark white contrails of the American B-52 bomber would otherwise have seemed reassuring as they arched against an impossibly blue sky, bound, as they were, for Taliban or al-Qaeda targets to the north and west. But at the Peiwar Kotal border post, in the shadow of the Safed Koh Mountains just south of Osama bin Laden’s sanctuary at Tora Bora, they suddenly seemed distantly menacing and unpredictable.


Q Society condemned for distributing Islamophobic flyers in Qld


Queensland’s Deputy Premier Andrew Fraser has called on Liberal National Party (LNP) and Katter’s Australian Party MPs to denounce a group spreading anti-Islamic propaganda in the state.


Dubai airport to overtake Hong Kong and Paris

By ARAB NEWS/Dec. 2/2011

JEDDAH: Dubai International Airport is enjoying a record year so far in 2011 in terms of passenger growth and is on its way to becoming the second busiest airport in the world.


The Boy's Wise Words.

Malik bin Dinar (may Allah be pleased with him) reports:
“I once passed a boy who was playing with clay. Sometimes the boy would smile and sometimes he would cry. I was about to offer Salaam to him, but my Nafs (soul) prohibited me from doing so out of arrogance. (In other words, he thought it was more befitting that the younger greets the elder, rather than vice versa). Eventually, I persuaded my nafs to offer his greetings to the younger”.


How Islamic inventors changed the world

By The Independent/March11/2006

From coffee to cheques and the three-course meal, the Muslim world has given us many innovations that we take for granted in daily life. As a new exhibition opens, Paul Vallely nominates 20 of the most influential- and identifies the men of genius behind them.


Palestinians say Israel won’t offer peace proposal

Source: By AFP/ Al Arabiya/Dec.01/2011

Israel is refusing to submit its proposals on borders and security under indirect talks mediated by the international Quartet, a Palestinian negotiator said on Thursday.


Boston University Installs Ablution Stations for Muslim Students

By Rizwan Khatik / Dec. 1/ 2011

Boston: The center for English Language and Orientation at Boston University installed ritual foot baths in its bathrooms as part of its remodelling. The initiative was taken by the university without the student’s requesting it.


Malaysian women welcome female-only taxis

By Rizwan Khatik /Dec. 1/2011
Malaysian women are welcoming a fleet of female-only taxis that follows pink-colored train coaches and buses for protecting them against harassment and robbery.


Foreign Office asked Oxford to admit Gaddafi son as student

By Jeevan Vasagar/Dec. 1/2011

The Foreign Office lobbied Oxford university to accept Muammar Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam as a student in the hope of encouraging a rapprochement with Libya, an inquiry has found.


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