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Anti-Americanism Has Become Part of the Muslims’ Social Values

Peshawar, Pakistan–The seventy five year old Peshawar Khan was yet not ready to die. He wanted to live long. But he felt no justification to continue living after he saw the dead bodies of nine members of his family, who perished in a US-led coalition forces raid on the Datta Khel area in North Waziristan on June 24th last month.

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July 19, 2007

Mothers: An Unknown Treasure

Relationships are crucial in developing a healthy life. We find that our relationships with the people around us give us an insight into our future. This is especially the case with the relationship with our mothers.

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July 19, 2007

Hijab Abuse in Tunisia

On an almost daily basis there are horrific stories pouring out of Tunisia about how the state police are ripping off the hijabs of women living there.

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July 19, 2007

Hamas versus Al-Qaeda

Gawaher Ghadir, 21, is one of very few female students who doesn’t wear a head scarf at the Al-Azhar University in Gaza. Nobody, either from Hamas or the security services belonging to the Hamas administration has ever asked her to do so. And she doesn’t think that anyone is going to.

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July 19, 2007

Lebanon: Always Under Fire

This past week marked the 1-year anniversary of the Israeli strike on Hezbollah in Lebanon last summer. And even up until this day no one can truly say just what the war was about in the first place. The Israelis first claimed…

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July 19, 2007

Ron Paul: US In “Great Danger” Of Staged Terror

Presidential candidate Ron Paul says the U.S. is in “great danger” of a staged terror attack or a Gulf of Tonkin style provocation while also warning that a major collapse of the American economy is on the horizon and could be precipitated by the bombing of Iran and the closure of the Persian Gulf.

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July 19, 2007

Listen to Your Soul

Many people seek the magic formula for guaranteeing success and the pleasure of ALLAH. After all, isn’t that what we all are seeking? I think most people, whether they are Muslim, Christian, Jewish, or other, have this basic innate characteristic that has us seeking the pleasure of G-d, no matter what we call Him.

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July 19, 2007

Lal Masjid: The Lessons to Learn

“Muslims have to take a very clear stand on the issue of violence. They have to declare clearly that there is no place for violence in a society run on the basis of Islam. Those who do not accept Islam as their way of life can adopt whatever means they want to adopt to impose their will upon others. However, Muslims are bound by a higher code of ethics …”

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July 19, 2007

It’s Not My Job

I’m sure there are many who got caught up in the “hype” and fast times in the markets and forgot what their real objective was. The only thing that really matters is saving as much as we can each year and letting our savings grow over time — so it will be there when we need it.

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July 19, 2007

SE Michigan News (V9-I30)

Groundbreaking for new project at Tawheed Center Farmington Hills / Toledo/Sylvania OH new mosque / Oakland University Islamic Studies project

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July 19, 2007

Houstonian Corner (V9-I30)

Shifa Public Clinic Opens

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July 19, 2007

Muslimah (V9-I30)

Question about going away to visit husband and leaving young child with grandmother.

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July 19, 2007

Fresh Wave of Militancy in Aftermath of Bloody Red Mosque Operation

Peshawar, Pakistan–The ‘operation silence’ at last broke the silence when 102 persons including Red Mosque deputy cleric Abdul Rashid Ghazi, seventy two seminarians and ten soldiers were killed and over 130 injured as security forces stormed the Red Mosque-Jamia Hafsa complex–on July 10.

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July 19, 2007

International Justice and Bosnia-Herzegovina

The Kosovo question of independence has come up again in the mainstream news. The EU, the U.N. and the United States are demanding it, but Serbia, of which Kosovo is nominally a Province, is resisting…

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July 19, 2007

Tonkin Gulf II and the Guns of August?

Is the United States provoking war with Iran, to begin while the Congress is conveniently on its August recess? One recalls that it was in August 1964, after the Republicans nominated Barry Goldwater, that the Tonkin Gulf incident occurred.

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July 19, 2007

Psychedelic Oud

arabesque oriental electronica with Smadj and Mehdi Haddab on electric & acoustic oud and laptop with the cover version “The Chase” from Midnight Express score
(live 2003 at Bern Jazz Festival, Switzerland)

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July 11, 2007

Oud Composition by Abdul Wahab

Oud composition by Abdul Wahab

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July 11, 2007