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Palestinians hail unity deal, Israelis fume

Source : Mohammed Mar`i | Arab News
RAMALLAH | 28 Apr 2011

The Palestinian political echelon on Thursday hailed the unity deal between the rival Fatah and Hamas movements.

Caretaker Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad welcomed the announcement from Fatah and Hamas, who said they struck a deal to form a “national unity” government and hold elections within a year.


China, Malaysia sign investment pacts

Source | REUTERS

PUTRAJAYA : Malaysia | 28 Apr 2011

Malaysia and its top trading partner China signed eight agreements on Thursday to deepen trade and investment ties as Beijing seeks to raise its economic clout in Southeast Asia.

The deals are part of a series of agreements while Premier Wen Jiabao visits Malaysia and Indonesia.


Dubai Grand Mufti praises religious tolerance in India

Source | Arab News

KOTTAKKAL :  Kerala | 28 Apr 2011

Dubai Grand Mufti Dr. Ahmed Abdul Aziz Haddad inaugurated a conference of Islamic scholars at Kottakkal in the southern Indian state of Kerala on Wednesday.

The grand mufti stressed on the totality of Islam. "Islam is the religion that stands for humanity and human unity," he said.


Qur'an calligraphy show opens in Madinah

MADINAH: Islamic Affairs Minister Saleh Al-Asheikh opened an Islamic calligraphy show at Le Meridien here Tuesday and commended Muslim calligraphers around the world for reviving the Islamic art and promoting the message of Qur'an in an attractive manner.

"God has honored the Arab nation by sending the Qur'an in Arabic and making the calligraphic writings of the Qur'anic verses part of the Islamic civilization," the minister said while opening a forum for the famous Qur'an calligraphers in the world.


Shaykh Said-Afandi al-Chirkawi

Biography of Shaykh Said-Afandi al-Chirkawi ad-Daghestani

Renowned scholar, ustaz, murshid of Shazily and Naqshbandi tariqahs, honourable Shaykh Said Afandi al-Chirkawi was born in 1937 in the Dagestani village of Chirkey in the family of 'Abdu Rahman.

It was time when dark clouds gathered over Islam and Muslims, for the enemies of Islam killed thousands of Islamic scholars (may Allah be pleased with them) including such well-known scholars like Shaykh Hasan Hilmi Afandi and Shaykh Muhammad Afandi Ya'subi. In this difficult period by the grace of Allah, a boy was born in the village of Chirkey.


Russia says not to back new UN resolution on Libya

Russia said on Tuesday it will not support any United Nations Security Council resolutions on Libya which could escalate the conflict in the North African nation, local news agencies reported.

"If a resolution leads to a further escalation of a civil war by any means, including outside intervention, we will not be able to support this," Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was quoted as saying by Interfax news agency.


Marriage after 50 a unique challenge

Source : Diana Al-Jassem | Arab News
JEDDAH | 24 Apr 2011

Marriage is a wonderful experience that every person wants to have when he or she is young. But not only youngsters want to get married, more and more older people also tie the knot, even beyond the age of 50.

However, for women these late marriages constitute a considerable challenge. Some even fear they are going to end in a catastrophe. Arab News talked to the women who took this step late in life about the problems they faced.


OIC cultural event highlights Islamic art

Source : Maha Akeel | Arabnews / Jeddah | 09 Mar 2011

It was a magical evening of a visual, sound and flavor festival, which combined traditional Islamic arts, music and cuisine.

Under the patronage of Princess Adela bint Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, the spouse of the Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), Mrs. Fusun Ihsanoglu, hosted a cultural event from Feb. 27 to March 7 at her residence in Jeddah, which was attended by princesses, spouses of members of the diplomatic corps, artists and distinguished guests.


Position of women in Islam — social aspect

Source : Jamal Badawi
Chairman, Islamic Information Foundation - Canada

Prior to the advent of Islam, female infanticide was practiced by the Arabs.
Islam not only succeeded in uprooting this evil practice by declaring it to be murder, but also ended the prevalent notion that the birth of a girl was not as auspicious as the birth of a boy. Islam teaches that the birth of any child is a great blessing.


Miracles of Holy Prophet Muhammed [peace be upon him]

Source : Sulaiman Osho | Nigerian Tribune
18 Feb 2011


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