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  • Etiquettes related to debt and loaning - II

    The Debtor: Repaying the creditor on time: The debtor should take initiative to repay the creditor as soon as the loan is due. If the debtor is financially unable to repay it all, then at least he should start paying in instalments if he possesses the money to do so. One should rush in repayment, because loans will be a hard thing on him in his grave. Repay.. More

  • Whom one is allowed to marry

    Marriage is the most essential social bond that maintains human society. It is the key step to establishing a family, which is the nucleus of society. Since the ultimate goal of creating human beings is to worship Allah Almighty, a Muslim has to look at marriage as a means of 'producing' human beings who will be future worshippers of Allah, which is.. More

  • UN: Israel had 'impunity' in Gaza

    The senior human rights official at the United Nations has said that the Israeli military acted with "near impunity" during its late-December to mid-January offensive on the Gaza Strip, violating international law. Navi Pillay, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said in a report on Friday that evidence collected on the Gaza war had.. More

  • Blackwater still armed in Iraq

    Despite the Iraqi government's announcement earlier this year that it had canceled Blackwater's operating license, the US State Department continues to allow Blackwater operatives in Iraq to remain armed. A State Department official told The Nation that Blackwater (which recently renamed itself Xe Services) is now operating in Iraq under the name "US.. More

  • Soofism in the scale – II

    Grave worship It has become a tranquiliser for the Muslim nation, having the same effect on it as opium. The enemies of Islam have realised how important this is for them in enabling them to control and dominate the Muslims; it is because of this that it has played a vital role in their strategies in the past, such as, for example, during the Spanish.. More

  • Attire and adornment – II

    A Muslim is encouraged to adorn himself when going to the Mosque. The Messenger of Allah sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam said: “Whoever performs Ghusl (i.e., a ritual bath) on Friday, wears from the best of his clothing, goes to the Mosque, does not step over people’s heads (in trying to reach the front rows) and does not talk whilst the Imam.. More

  • UN says 50 million women in Asia risk HIV

    An estimated 50 million women in Asia are at risk of becoming infected with the HIV virus from their husbands or other partners, according to a U.N. report published Tuesday. The report produced by the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS, known as UNAIDS, and its partner organizations said the HIV epidemics in Asia vary between countries but are.. More

  • Pakistanis see US as biggest threat

    The polling was conducted by Gallup Pakistan, an affiliate of the Gallup International polling group, and more than 2,600 people took part. Interviews were conducted across the political spectrum in all four of the country's provinces, and represented men and women of every economic and ethnic background. When respondents were asked what.. More

  • Israeli troops 'ill-treat kids'

    Israel arrested 9,000 Palestinians last year, 700 of them children. A former Israeli military commander has told the BBC that Palestinian youngsters are routinely ill-treated by Israeli soldiers while in custody, reports the BBC' s Katya Adler from Jerusalem and the West Bank. "You take the kid, you blindfold him, you handcuff him, he's really.. More

  • Palestinians use their own goods, fight dependence to Israel

    At Garden's grocery store in Ramallah, Dalia al-Khatib hands out fliers and showcases Palestinian goods for Intajuna ("Our Products"), one of many campaigns asking Palestinians to avoid Israeli products. But across town, an all-Palestinian crew of laborers heads home after a day of work on the nearby Jewish settlement of Adam, like some.. More

  • Uighur leader says 10,000 went missing in one night

    The exiled leader of China's Uighurs said nearly 10,000 of her people were detained or killed last month in ethnic unrest and appealed for the United Nations to investigate their fate. Rebiya Kadeer, the US-based head of the World Uighur Congress, also said she was "perplexed" at the muted US response to the violence as she spoke during a.. More

  • The dangers of smoking

    People should make use of what Almighty Allah has made lawful for them and beware of what He has prohibited. He left nothing which is good without making it lawful out of His grace, and nothing which is evil except that he prohibited it out of His mercy. So, just as He conferred upon you the bounty of making the good lawful, He also conferred upon you.. More

  • Militant Jewish settlers set up 11 outposts in the occupied West Bank

    Israeli settler groups have set up 11 new outposts in the occupied West Bank, in a direct rebuttal of mounting US calls to freeze settlement activity. Young Jewish groups are reported to have set up the structures – mostly tents and huts on hilltops – in the West Bank over Monday night, in a move timed as a precursor to the meeting between.. More

  • Migrants to Italy face 'a kind of slavery'

    Thousands of migrants are being lured to Italy with false promises of work and forced to live in conditions akin to slavery, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Tuesday. In a study of a migrant camp near the town of San Nicola Varco, 100 km (63 miles) south of Naples, IOM officials found some 1,200 migrants squatting in abandoned.. More

  • Facebook removes Hamas fan page

    The networking Web site Facebook removed a fan page dedicated to supporters of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh, London-based Arabic newspaper Al-Hayat reported on Sunday. The report published Sunday, said the Web page titled "Commander Haniyeh" had more than 10,000 friends when it was removed without any explanation. The Palestinian Maan news.. More

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