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Searching for Reason


Source: By Michael David Shapiro/ "Haj and Umra" magazine/May/2009

Once I opened up my mind to the possibility of existence of God, I analyzed both atheist and theist beliefs .The thing that directed me to the latter was the quote "Every design has a designer". With that in mind, eventually I woke up with certainty that God exists. I can't explain why, I just felt it somehow.


Magnificent Mosques: The Kalon Mosque of Bukhara


Source: By Muhammad Habib/ "Haj and Umra" magazine/May/2009 

When the Kalon Mosque of Bukhara was built in 1127, its minaret was probably the tallest building in Central Asia. It can house 10,000 worshippers and its roof consists of 288 domes.


Pilgrims relieved after second day of stoning

Source:By SYED FAISAL ALI | ARAB NEWS/Nov.8/2011

MINA: Pilgrims performed the stoning of the Satan ritual, chanting “Labbaik” for the second day on Monday and returned to their tents in Mina to relax after a hectic day.


Pilgrims from quake-ravaged Turkish town pray for victims, survivors

Source:By SYED FAISAL ALI | ARAB NEWS/Nov.8/2011

MINA: Hundreds of Turkish pilgrims prayed for friends and relatives who were killed in last month's earthquake that devastated the remote city of Van and asked the Almighty to give survivors the courage to cope.


Russia criticizes release of IAEA Iran report

Source:By Reuters/

MOSCOW: Russia criticized the release of information in a UN watchdog report pointing to Iranian work on designing an atom bomb, saying it would dim hopes for dialogue with Tehran and could be meant to scuttle chances for a diplomatic solution.


UN says 3,500 dead so far in Syria uprising


BEIRUT: The UN human rights office on Tuesday raised the death toll from the eight-month Syrian uprising to 3,500, as activists on the ground reported that fresh attacks by Syrian troops killed two people in a rebellious central city where the military has struggled to consolidate control.


16 die in India stampede

Source; By Assosiated Press/

LUCKNOW, India: A stampede killed 16 Hindu pilgrims and injured about 50 during a religious ceremony Tuesday on the banks of the Ganges River in northern India, an official said.


Doctor found guilty over Jackson's death


Source: Al Jazeera and Agencies/Nov.8/2011

Michael Jackson's personal doctor has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the singer's death following a six-week trial.


Sarkozy and Obama's Netanyahu gaffe broadcast via microphones

Source: and /

The French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, described the Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, as a "liar" in a private exchange withBarack Obama at last week's G20 summit in Cannes that was inadvertently broadcast to journalists.


First day of Al-Tashreeq


Source; By SPA/ Nov.7/2011

Pilgrims of this year's Hajj continue to spend the first day of Al-Tashreeq days, which is also the second day of Eid Al-Adha in the Holy city of Mina. The pilgrims also continued to wholeheartedly thank Allah Almighty for blessing their Hajj.


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