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Haji Mohammad Rafiq Ahmad TSCHANNEN, a Swiss national, converted to Islam at the age of 15 after reading Sura Fateha and the last ten Suras of the Holy Quran. By profession Rafiq first had a long international career as Director of Finance & Administrator in private industry and later as Chief Executive for an International Governmental Organization.

EDUCATION Former Marine banned from daughter’s school after dispute over Islam lesson Published October 30, 2014FoxNews.com A Marine dad said he was banned from his daughter’s Maryland high school after…

The sanctity of Muharram 

Muharram is the month that marks the beginning of the Hijrah calendar. It is one of the four sanctified months about which the Holy Qur’an says, “The number of the…

Picture of the Day: Employees of Dead Sea hotels form ‘world’s largest floating image’

DEAD SEA — A total of 261 foreign and Jordanian employees as well as administrative staff members working at the Dead Sea’s eight hotels managed to break the Guinness World…

A non-Muslim asked: Why is Friday your Sabbath Day?

Question and answer details Name of Questioner: Hannah Reply date: 2014/10/30 Question: Can you please explain to me why is Friday your “Sabbath” Day? consultant: Amir Ali Answer Salam (Peace)…

Makkah-Madinah train to be shipped by year-end

Makkah-Madinah train to be shipped by year-end  JEDDAH: ARAB NEWS Published — Friday 31 October 2014 The first Spanish-made train for the multibillion-riyal Haramain railway project would arrive in…

French right-winger converts to Islam.

Local councillor Maxence Buttey, 22, has been suspended from a regional Front National committee after he went public with his decision and sent out a ‘proselytising video’ to party members.…

Canadian actor punched in face after ‘Islamophobia’ experiment goes wrong in wake of Ottawa shooting

A social experiment that ended with an actor posing as an Islamophobe getting punched in the face has shown that Canadians are prepared to defend Muslims in the face of…

Isis in Syria: General reveals the lack of communication with the US – and his country’s awkward relationship with their allies-by-default

A senior officer of Bashar al-Assad’s regime talks to Robert Fisk about his army’s brutal struggle with Isis, in a dirty war whose challenges include widespread atrocities ROBERT FISK DAMASCUS…

Rediscover ‘Islamic principles’ to overcome economic challenges [Khaleej Times, Dubai, United Arab Emirates :: ]

Dubai: Muslim countries need to concentrate on efforts to rediscover Islamic principles and promote regional cooperation in order to successfully overcome economic challenges. This was stated by Malaysian Minister of…

Qur’an lesson for today: 276. Commandment to make over the trusts to those entitled to them

276. Commandment to make over the trusts to those entitled to them [4:59] Verily, Allah commands you to make over the trusts to those entitled to them, and that, when…

Qur’an lesson for today: 277. Commandment – if thou fearest treachery from a people, throw back to them their covenant with equity

277. Commandment – if thou fearest treachery from a people, throw back to them their covenant with equity [8:59] And if thou fearest treachery from a people, throw back to…

Qur’an lesson for today: – 278. Commandment to be not thou a disputer for the faithless

Courtesy Amjad Tariq Sydney 278. Commandment to be not thou a disputer for the faithless [4:106] We have surely sent down to thee the Book comprising the truth, that thou…

Qur’an lesson for today: 275. Commandment to not prove false to your trusts

275. Commandment to not prove false to your trusts [8:28] O ye who believe! prove not false to Allah and the Messenger, nor prove false to your trusts knowingly. [70:33]…

Humanitarian crisis: Swiss pledge more funds for refugee crises and Ebola

The government has pledged an additional CHF40 million ($42.2 million) for the victims of the conflicts in Syria and Iraq as well as for efforts to contain the spread of…

Isis attack on Idlib: Assad’s army leaders ‘slaughtered’ as jihadists nearly take Syrian provincial capital

by Robert Fisk, The Independent Syria almost lost its second city to the jihadists of Isis and Jabhat al-Nusra last night when hundreds of fighters stormed into the provincial capital,…

Syria’s 3 ½-year conflict roiling the economy

DAMASCUS, Syria — The middle-aged salesman sat glumly among an array of shorts, khaki leisure suits bedecked with gold belts and dresses with plunging necklines in the ancient Damascus bazaar…

Why Iraq’s Sunni community is surrendering to ISIS

David Ignatius| The Daily Star Jalal al-Gaood, one of the tribal leaders the U.S. has been cultivating in hopes of rolling back extremists in Iraq, grimly describes how his hometown…

Pentagon: IS battle now costing $8.3m per day

WASHINGTON: The Pentagon said in updated figures on Monday the average daily cost of the fight against Islamic State (IS) militants has risen to $8.3 million, or a total of…

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