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Photos bring back memories of Hajj from a bygone era

French President Francois Hollande and Deputy Foreign Minister Prince Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah will open a Haj exhibition in Paris on Tuesday Source: The Arab News, April 21, 2014 King…

Explore stunning Islamic architecture in historic Bidar, Karnataka

The historic Bidar in the federal state of Karnataka in India now finds itself on the world map of heritage tourism as it figures in the 2014 World Monuments Watch…

The Middle East we must confront in the future will be a Mafiastan ruled by money In Iraq, mafiosi already run almost the entire oil output of the south of the country

by Robert Fisk, The Independent Saudi Arabia is giving $3bn – yes, £2bn, and now let’s have done with exchange rates – to the Pakistani government of Nawaz Sharif. But…

Quran lesson for the day: ‘Make your houses towards Qibla and observe prayer

101. Make your houses towards Qibla and observe prayer [10:88] And We spoke to Moses and his brother, saying, ‘Take, ye twain, some houses for your people in the town,…

Son of distributor of anti-Islam film Fitna accepts Islam

Khaleej Times: by Muaz Shabandri — The son of Arnoud van Doorn, the famous Dutch policy maker and distributor of an anti-Islam film Fitna that caused unrest in 2008, surprised the audiences…

Food bank users in Britain triple to 900,000

London (AFP) – The number of people in Britain using food banks has nearly tripled to more than 900,000 over the past 12 months, according to a shock report on…

Suffer the children

by SYED FAKHAR KAKAKHEL DAWN “Amrikay jasees day,” (It’s an American spy) they shouted in the typical Waziri dialect as they gathered to witness the execution of a US spy…

Malala: A Role Model for Young Girls

By Haadia from Lahore Tuesday 9th of October 2012, an ordinary day, at least for me. But the life of a girl from Swat was dangling in the midway of…

How the West Gassed Thousands to Death in Damascus

By Tony Cartalucci Global Research, April 19, 2014 New Eastern Outlook The bombshell report by Pulitzer Prize-winning veteran journalist Seymour Hersh titled, “The Red Line and the Rat Line,” contains…

eDigest: Did Jesus rise in a physical body or a spiritual one?

Epigraph: And their saying, ‘We did kill the Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah;’ whereas they slew him not, nor crucified him, but he was made to…

Origins of English phrases

There is an old Hotel / Pub in Marble Arch, London which used to have gallows adjacent.    Prisoners were taken to the gallows (after a fair trial of course)…

Gospel story of Jesus’ resurrection a source of deep rifts in Christian religion

Source: The Washington PostBy Kimberley Winston, Published: April 18, 2014“On the third day, he rose again.” That line, from the Nicene Creed, is a foundational statement of Christian belief. It…

An Islamic Easter? The Real Resurrection of Jesus– A Muhammdan Messiah

A Muslim Times Original By Abdul Alim  I grew up reading a lot of interesting fiction. Some of it was interesting stories with good moral lessons and some was just…

7 things Pope Francis wants you to know about Jesus’ Ascension

Source: National Catholic Register By Jimmy Akin, published in May, 2013 Whether your diocese celebrates the Ascension of Christ on Thursday or Sunday, the time is upon us. Recently, Pope…