Volume 10

Muslim Scientists and Thinkers–Maulana Jalaluddin Mohammad Rumi

Jalaluddin Mohammad Rumi was born in Balkh, present-day Afghanistan in the year 1207 CE. His father, Bahauddin Balad, was a well-known jurist, Islamic theologian and mystic who claimed to direct descent from Hazrat Abu Bakr (ra), the first Khalifa of Islam. He became known as ‘Rumi’ because his father moved to Anatolia, once the base of the eastern Roman empire, now Turkey.

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December 18, 2008

Rhino Virus

… symptom of the common cold and of allergies (hay fever). The term comes from the Greek words “rhinos” meaning “of the nose” and “rhoia” meaning “a flowing”…

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December 18, 2008

Yamli’s Powerful Arabic Search Engine Continues To Innovate

Arabic-transliteration search engine

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December 16, 2008

Gaza Overwhelmed by Siege, Having No Joy or Eid

The siege of the Gaza strip has been in place for nearly 2 years.

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December 11, 2008

Where is the Outrage?

Why is it that women have to bear the brunt of the wrath of a few holier-than-thou people?

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December 11, 2008

Baptist Christian Converts to Islam

“I changed everything in my life… I changed immediately and it wasn’t hard…”

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December 11, 2008

Hockey and Hijab

THE gym at Bridge Academy is full of children playing floor hockey. Boys and girls squeal as they chase the puck; a helpless teacher looks on. A homely American scene, except that most girls wear the hijab.

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December 11, 2008

Babylon’s History Swept Away in US Sandbags

The US invasion of Iraq caused irreparable damage to historic sites in Babylon.

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December 11, 2008

“Second Life” for Muslims Launches Online

The BBC reports that a trial version of Muxlim Pal, a virtual community catering to Muslims, is officially open for business. Don’t confuse it with the actual Second Life, however. It’s not a wraparound 3D virtual world, but more a series of isometric areas linked together, kind of like The Sims.

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December 11, 2008

What if Lashkar-e-Taiba Is a Scapegoat?

Why then is New Delhi and Washington insisting that Islamic militants in Pakistan are primarily responsible for the attack while downplaying Dawood’s larger role?

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December 11, 2008

The Bachelor City

The phrase ‘hired help’ takes on an extreme meaning in the Gulf with just about everyone, who is anyone, employing a bevy of service workers to fulfill their every whim.

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December 11, 2008

O Ye Children of Adam

With the great abundance of technology available today, there is a totally new mindset and mentality, utilizing this technology prevailing in our youth…

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December 11, 2008

The Continued Attack on Islam

The attack on Islam is especially intense in the nations that Muslims migrate to.

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December 11, 2008

A Whitewash for Blackwater?

Courtesy Eugene Robinson, The Washington Post Relatives of an Iraqi slain by Blackwater guards. The federal manslaughter indictment of five Blackwater Worldwide security guards in the horrific massacre of more than a dozen Iraqi civilians in Baghdad may look like an exercise in accountability, but it’s probably the exact opposite — a whitewash that absolves […]

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December 11, 2008

Graduation and Wedding Announcement

From Classmates- to Graduate DVM’S- to Husband and Wife

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December 11, 2008

Recovery Plan

Wouldn’t you love to see your investment accounts recover their previous values? With a proper recovery plan in place, there is hope. Without one, you’re flying blind and hoping on a lot of luck.

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December 11, 2008

‘Eid Prayers at Local Mosques

Whether because ‘Eidul Adha is determined farther in advance rather than in the heat of the moment, or because some scholars might decide to mirror the hajj despite their misgivings about the methodology used by the Saudi government to arrive at the hilal timings, or for whatever reason, the end result is more uniformity in celebration of this ‘Eid which comes towards the end of the hijrah year…

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December 11, 2008

Community News (V10-I51)

Ramadhan Washington Community worker / Hagerstown Maryland Muslims ‘Eidul Addha / Mahvish Rukhsana Khan’s book selected for award / Pak-American physicians convention Dec. 21 (Lahore) /

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December 11, 2008

MAS-ICNA Convention 2008: Are Muslim Americans Ready to Accept the Change?

“There’s no way to dispel the myth that Muslims are terrorists unless Muslims go out there and show themselves as good members of society,” Andries said.

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December 11, 2008

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