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  • Deaths as two trains derail over central Indian river

    Al Jazeera English
    4 Aug 2015 | 7:44 pm
    At least 19 die and others are missing after carriages tumble into Madya Pradesh river as two trains derail.
  • Yet Another Online Academic Writing Resource Is on Close Inspection. Non-achiever or Shining Star?

    失敗しない!車の買い方講座
    yahyabirt-admin
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:32 am
    EnglishEssays.net is a seasoned writing service which has gained the huge number of people. Graduates from everywhere entrust their study concerns to this website. What is that that allures them above all things? Let’s discover benefits unveiled in this writing agency. Since this is the- mature academic writing company, it provides a broad range of academic tasks. As a rule, these include Dissertation Cheap, and all sorts of essays any learner may require. Additionally, a resource suggests errors correction as supplementary opportunities. The range of areas of expertise the- academic…
  • Dear manchild: if you want me to look after you, you better pay up | Eleanor Robertson

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    Eleanor Robertson
    4 Aug 2015 | 7:25 pm
    Free from the burden of looking after themselves, men earn more at work. Should women start charging these manchildren for ‘emotional labour’?The term “manchild” conjures up a vivid image: a lazy, self-centred bloke who relies on women to wash his socks, listen to his problems, remind him to go to the doctor and make sure he maintains his relationships. It’s a generalisation, to be sure, but one that resonates with many women for important reasons. Continue reading...
  • Mediocrity on both sides making for a wildly unpredictable Ashes series | Russell Jackson

    Blogposts | The Guardian
    Russell Jackson
    4 Aug 2015 | 6:22 pm
    Ahead of the fourth Test, England remain just as capable of running a hot knife through Australia’s buttery middle order as they do of capitulating themselves Throughout the early stages of this Ashes series it has been hard to escape the feeling that what we have on our hands is a pairing of mediocre Test sides bolstered by a pair of outright match-winners: Joe Root and the now-injured Jimmy Anderson for England, Steve Smith and hot-or-not Mitchell Johnson for Australia. With respect to the metronomy of Alastair Cook and Chris Rogers, neither batting line-up appears capable of arresting…
  • Dear manchild: if you want me to look after you, you better pay up | Eleanor Robertson

    Comment is free | The Guardian
    Eleanor Robertson
    4 Aug 2015 | 7:25 pm
    Free from the burden of looking after themselves, men earn more at work. Should women start charging these manchildren for ‘emotional labour’?The term “manchild” conjures up a vivid image: a lazy, self-centred bloke who relies on women to wash his socks, listen to his problems, remind him to go to the doctor and make sure he maintains his relationships. It’s a generalisation, to be sure, but one that resonates with many women for important reasons. Continue reading...
 
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  • Yet Another Online Academic Writing Resource Is on Close Inspection. Non-achiever or Shining Star?

    yahyabirt-admin
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:32 am
    EnglishEssays.net is a seasoned writing service which has gained the huge number of people. Graduates from everywhere entrust their study concerns to this website. What is that that allures them above all things? Let’s discover benefits unveiled in this writing agency. Since this is the- mature academic writing company, it provides a broad range of academic tasks. As a rule, these include Dissertation Cheap, and all sorts of essays any learner may require. Additionally, a resource suggests errors correction as supplementary opportunities. The range of areas of expertise the- academic…
  • 売却後のトラブル

    yahyabirt-admin
    9 Oct 2014 | 9:49 am
    この様な相談は確かに多いです。 買い取り業者からこのようなことを言われた場合、メーターが戻っていると判断した根拠と、そのクルマのメーターが戻っているということが確実に分かる書類を提出するように言ってください。 これには2つの意味があります。 まず1つ目は、メーターが戻っていることを自分で確認することですが、2つ目が重要な意味を持ってくるのです。…
  • 車の売却時の査定・契約

    yahyabirt-admin
    9 Oct 2014 | 9:37 am
    クルマを購入する場合の契約の成立時期は、注文書の裏の約款に書いてある時期となりますが、買い取り業者に売却する場合は違ってきます。 ほとんどの場合は民法の原則、つまり「売り手と買い手の意思が一致した時期」が契約の成立時期になってしまいます。…
  • 販売店へ行ってみる

    yahyabirt-admin
    6 Oct 2014 | 10:47 am
    店頭に展示されている車についての価格等に関する情報が表示されている用紙のことです。 価格表示用紙あるいはスペックシートもいいます。 ・保証がついているのか、いないのか、 ・過去の使用者の点検整備記録簿があるのか、ないのか、 ・整備をしてくれるのか、してくれないのか ・・・等々 中古車は品質だけではなく、このような条件によっても大きく違ってきます。…
  • 中古車購入はお店選びから

    yahyabirt-admin
    6 Sep 2014 | 7:23 pm
    あなたがクルマを探しているお店は公取協の会員店ですか? 会員証やステッカーがあるかどうかを確認してみましょう。 中古車は新車と違って1台1台全て品質が違います。 ですから、同じ車種でも値段は当然違ってきます。 中古車情報誌やチラシ広告、インターネット等にはいろんな情報が載っています。 あなたにピッタリのクルマを見つけて下さい。…
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    Comment is free | The Guardian

  • Dear manchild: if you want me to look after you, you better pay up | Eleanor Robertson

    Eleanor Robertson
    4 Aug 2015 | 7:25 pm
    Free from the burden of looking after themselves, men earn more at work. Should women start charging these manchildren for ‘emotional labour’?The term “manchild” conjures up a vivid image: a lazy, self-centred bloke who relies on women to wash his socks, listen to his problems, remind him to go to the doctor and make sure he maintains his relationships. It’s a generalisation, to be sure, but one that resonates with many women for important reasons. Continue reading...
  • Brian Adcock on the RBS sell-off – cartoon

    Brian Adcock
    4 Aug 2015 | 12:35 pm
    Continue reading...
  • Black American lives are being erased. The victors still rewrite history | Lindy West

    Lindy West
    4 Aug 2015 | 12:01 pm
    The policeman who killed Michael Brown gets more sympathetic coverage than the dead teenager did, and let’s not even get started on Cecil the lionThis past weekend, a massive photograph of Cecil the lion (the beloved animal whose illegal death at the hands of a dweeby American dentist inspired a global outpouring of grief) was projected on to the Empire State Building. The installation was part of a campaign to raise awareness about endangered animals – usually a fairly benign and uncontroversial cause (yes, alive lions good, dead lions bad) – that struck a sour, nearly satirical…
  • The Guardian view on Canada’s elections: is the Stephen Harper era over?| Editorial

    Editorial
    4 Aug 2015 | 11:41 am
    The October elections offer Canada a chance to return to the country’s best traditionsIt is the second biggest country in the world, yet sometimes it seems almost invisible. Often ignored by its powerful neighbour, regarded with only distant affection by the two European countries from which its settlers came, and taken for granted by many nations who should be more grateful than they are for its help and mediation in the past, Canada ploughs a lonely furrow. Now it is heading toward an election that will determine whether it will continue along the predictable rightward course set by…
  • Assisted dying is not the answer to old age. It could be the best time of our lives | John Harris

    John Harris
    4 Aug 2015 | 11:38 am
    Gill Pharoah preferred to die rather than grow old. But I don’t share this vision of ageing“I have looked after people who are old, on and off, all my life. I have always said, ‘I am not getting old. I do not think old age is fun.’ I know that I have gone just over the hill now. It is not going to start getting better.”Gill Pharaoh, a 75-year-old former palliative care nurse, said those words to the Sunday Times not long before she left her home in north London for Switzerland. Anyone who has paid even fleeting attention to the news over the past few days will know what happened…
 
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  • Mediocrity on both sides making for a wildly unpredictable Ashes series | Russell Jackson

    Russell Jackson
    4 Aug 2015 | 6:22 pm
    Ahead of the fourth Test, England remain just as capable of running a hot knife through Australia’s buttery middle order as they do of capitulating themselves Throughout the early stages of this Ashes series it has been hard to escape the feeling that what we have on our hands is a pairing of mediocre Test sides bolstered by a pair of outright match-winners: Joe Root and the now-injured Jimmy Anderson for England, Steve Smith and hot-or-not Mitchell Johnson for Australia. With respect to the metronomy of Alastair Cook and Chris Rogers, neither batting line-up appears capable of arresting…
  • Darwin Olympic look to blaze a trail for Northern Territory in FFA Cup | Helen Davidson

    Helen Davidson in Darwin
    4 Aug 2015 | 4:29 pm
    When Darwin Olympic take to the field against FFA Cup holders Adelaide, the amateur players know there is more at stake than just a place in the next round Related: FFA Cup: Melbourne Victory cruise as City scrap for victory On Wednesday evening Darwin Olympic, a side made up of non-professionals, will take on FFA Cup holders Adelaide United – a team that may as well be from another world, a world where players are paid to train and play the game full-time. Continue reading...
  • Real Madrid 2-0 Tottenham: Audi Cup – as it happened

    Tim Hill
    4 Aug 2015 | 11:08 am
    James Rodriguez and Gareth Bale score the goals as Real Madrid move through to the final in the Audi Cup in MunichEmail tim.hill@theguardian.com or tweet @timmyhillehKick off in Germany is 12.15pm ET | 5.15pm BST | 6.15pm CET 2.08pm ET A decent enough game, but not too much to get excited about. Spurs looked as though they didn’t want to risk too much so close to their first Premier League game, and played accordingly, without much intensity or pep, although Dele Alli did well.Real combined well for James’s opener, but Michel Vorm dropped a clanger for the second. They looked OK: still…
  • Wales' new plans for RE: classes with less religion in them

    Emine Saner
    4 Aug 2015 | 10:33 am
    Religious education is often badly taught and out of date – but could lessons be reinvigorated with the help of one of Britain’s leading philosophers? For a long time, religious education has been about as unloved and neglected as a crumbling old church. Several people and organisations (some, admittedly, with a vested interest in its continuation) have warned in recent years that it has never been more needed, and this week it emerged that the Welsh government is considering an overhaul of the subject.Huw Lewis, the Welsh government’s minister for education and skills told the Cardiff…
  • Je Suis Cecil: the roaring trade in commemorative lion merchandise

    Joel Golby
    4 Aug 2015 | 10:11 am
    From a £1,500 gold-plated mobile phone to a dedicated Beanie Baby, you can now mark the passing of the world’s most famous lion in unsuitable style. It’s what he would have wanted And so we mourn the death of Cecil, the most important lion in the world, in the only way our fragile and clumsy human emotions can allow us: with cash-in merchandise, the gaudier the better. Goldgenie was the first on the scene with the £1,580 HTC One M9 mobile phone emblazoned with Cecil’s once-majestic silhouette, and 90s pension fund alternative Beanie Babies was quick to issue a memorial Cecil…
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  • Dear manchild: if you want me to look after you, you better pay up | Eleanor Robertson

    Eleanor Robertson
    4 Aug 2015 | 7:25 pm
    Free from the burden of looking after themselves, men earn more at work. Should women start charging these manchildren for ‘emotional labour’?The term “manchild” conjures up a vivid image: a lazy, self-centred bloke who relies on women to wash his socks, listen to his problems, remind him to go to the doctor and make sure he maintains his relationships. It’s a generalisation, to be sure, but one that resonates with many women for important reasons. Continue reading...
  • Brian Adcock on the RBS sell-off – cartoon

    Brian Adcock
    4 Aug 2015 | 12:35 pm
    Continue reading...
  • Black American lives are being erased. The victors still rewrite history | Lindy West

    Lindy West
    4 Aug 2015 | 12:01 pm
    The policeman who killed Michael Brown gets more sympathetic coverage than the dead teenager did, and let’s not even get started on Cecil the lionThis past weekend, a massive photograph of Cecil the lion (the beloved animal whose illegal death at the hands of a dweeby American dentist inspired a global outpouring of grief) was projected on to the Empire State Building. The installation was part of a campaign to raise awareness about endangered animals – usually a fairly benign and uncontroversial cause (yes, alive lions good, dead lions bad) – that struck a sour, nearly satirical…
  • The Guardian view on Canada’s elections: is the Stephen Harper era over?| Editorial

    Editorial
    4 Aug 2015 | 11:41 am
    The October elections offer Canada a chance to return to the country’s best traditionsIt is the second biggest country in the world, yet sometimes it seems almost invisible. Often ignored by its powerful neighbour, regarded with only distant affection by the two European countries from which its settlers came, and taken for granted by many nations who should be more grateful than they are for its help and mediation in the past, Canada ploughs a lonely furrow. Now it is heading toward an election that will determine whether it will continue along the predictable rightward course set by…
  • Assisted dying is not the answer to old age. It could be the best time of our lives | John Harris

    John Harris
    4 Aug 2015 | 11:38 am
    Gill Pharoah preferred to die rather than grow old. But I don’t share this vision of ageing“I have looked after people who are old, on and off, all my life. I have always said, ‘I am not getting old. I do not think old age is fun.’ I know that I have gone just over the hill now. It is not going to start getting better.”Gill Pharaoh, a 75-year-old former palliative care nurse, said those words to the Sunday Times not long before she left her home in north London for Switzerland. Anyone who has paid even fleeting attention to the news over the past few days will know what happened…
 
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  • Eiding

    Mr Moo
    17 Jul 2015 | 4:17 am
    Moonsighting Moonfighting Moonsighing RamadanFlying EidCrying Phonecalling InternetSearching WhatsApping EidJokesLolling PrayerTimesChecking ClothesPressing PotStirring GrubTasting LastMinuteHMCChickenPurchasing ParkTentPraying RaindropsSplashing ArabicSermonising CrowdsProstrating PostDuaSighing PeopleHugging KidsAreMugging CoinsDisappointing ButInNotesRejoicing StrangersRecognising NostalgicallyConversing ChildrenDisappearing DadsPanicking MissingKidsLocating IceCreamBribing “Don’tTellGrandma” Daddy’sConspiring HijabsAdjusting BellesGrooming BoysSwooning…
  • The snail and the Indian

    Mr Moo
    13 Jul 2015 | 5:55 am
    Once there was a snail who wished to play tennis.  He found he did not have opposable thumbs to be able to hold a tennis racket correctly, and although small balls could be found, he found he was too slow to be able to keep an eye on the ball whizzing past.  But snail still wished to play tennis. The other animals laughed at him, especially the lemurs, who with their big eyes and grippy hands, loved to wave a tennis racket in snail’s face.  But snail, patiently, still wished to play tennis. One day, an indian inventor wandered by where snail was resting.  ‘Snail, I have heard…
  • Pandasharknado

    Mr Moo
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:26 pm
    “Nobody Expected It To Be This Bad”
  • The 5 Most Favouritest Films for 5 Year Olds (Bora Edition)

    Mr Moo
    23 Feb 2013 | 1:07 pm
      So here is the drill for the past three years or so when I need to occupy the children so I can get important urgent work done. I put on a family friendly familiar film Settle children down in front of aforementioned film, in order to calm them, so I can sneak off and do my important, urgent work Start paying attention to aforementioned film in order to appreciate the subtle craftsmanship and ethereal quality. Children wander off, whilst I continue to watch this most excellent of films Herd children back in front of screen, quite clearly they need monitoring Finish film, satisfied as…
  • Alarming

    Mr Moo
    30 Jul 2012 | 2:29 pm
    Sleep sleep without thee I weep Food Food my fasts do me good Water water I miss thee (sorta) But sleep sleep, over thee I weep
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    An Indian Muslim's Blog

  • Boatman's son who became President of India: Technocrat-turn-leader APJ Abdul Kalam who inspired millions is no more

    27 Jul 2015 | 8:07 am
    Former president of India APJ Abdul Kalam, an iconic figure in India, and a technocrat-turn-leader who inspired millions of people, especially, the children, passed away in Shillong on July 27.Kalam was 83. He was recipient of India's highest honour, Bharat Ratna.He had gone to North East, and was delivering a lecture at IIM, when he suddenly collapsed. Doctors said that it was a massive heart attack, which caused his death.Avul Pakir Jainul Abideen Abdul Kalam was born in Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu in 1931. His father was a boat owner. Kalam had worked from early childhood and distributed…
  • Opposing death penalty doesn't mean support for Yakub Memon: State influences delivery of justice after verdicts, create perception of bias

    24 Jul 2015 | 12:50 pm
    (C) IndscribeFirstly, let me make it very clear that opposing death penalty doesn't mean that it is a voice in support of Yakub Memon.It is simply against death penalty to him. Keep him in jail for the rest of his life, just like others.But here you are are baying for his blood, while going extra-mile to save other hard-core terrorists' lives.The yardsticks are not the same, not at all. Rules are soft for one set of people, tough for another set, though crimes are same.There are a host of reasons why death penalty is being opposed vehemently in this case.People from all cross-sections are…
  • Politicians' iftaar angers right-wingers: Is there a world beyond the word 'appeasement' in India?

    19 Jul 2015 | 2:25 pm
    Some people are unhappy with Indian politicians attending 'iftaars', especially, about the politicians who wear the skullcap (topi).It is disturbing to see so much anger on social media and abusive messages about these politicians.The anger is because they feel hosting 'iftaar' is appeasement of Muslims. A guy reacted, "Look, why don't they attend Hindu functions?"He didn't realise that the politicians attend so many religious functions of the majority community--at least in North India, that it is no longer news.From Bhagwat Katha to the Dussehra celebration, 'praan-pratishtha' to…
  • Bhopal's historic Shaukat Mahal facade brought down: Destruction of heritage due to apathy of government, civic authorities

    12 Jul 2015 | 5:02 am
      (C) IndscribeShukat Mahal palace, a unique example of Indo-French structure, built during the reign of Nawab Qudsia Begam nearly 180 years ago, was in the need for restoration and it was repeatedly brought to the notice of authorities.Yet, there was no attempt to save and strengthen the heritage building and when a crack developed on the facade of the structure this week, the civic authorities instantly went and demolished the portion--crown and two storeys on the front.This shameless display of apathy towards heritage is common place in the country, despite growing awareness about…
  • Majoritarianism, racism: Why Dylann Roof was not termed Terrorist despite killing nine persons in US?

    23 Jun 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Dylann Roof, who shot dead nine persons in a Church in Charleston in America, was termed a 'gunman', 'lone wolf' and 'shooter'.As the news was initially aired, there was hesitation in calling it a 'hate crime' in media reports or that killings were linked to racism.Established media groups termed it 'suspected hate crime'. Of course, Dylann Roof wasn't called Terrorist.This is not the first such occasion when a crime of such magnitude has not been termed as Terrorism. In fact, it has become a pattern and the inherent biases in media are now clearly visible.There is some difference though--on…
 
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    Planet Grenada

  • my #blackmuslimramadan is about bean pie, not baklava

    Abdul-Halim V.
    13 Jul 2015 | 7:45 pm
    People Are Tweeting #BlackMuslimRamadan Photos And Stories To Celebrate The Month
  • anarchist traditionalism

    Abdul-Halim V.
    7 Jul 2015 | 6:22 am
    Anarchist Traditionalism: Hakim Bey is an old blog piece, but new to me. It makes me wonder about what other ways Traditionalism can be reconciled with leftist thought.
  • thoughts on tommy westphall fan fiction

    Abdul-Halim V.
    5 Jul 2015 | 3:12 pm
    For a while I've been fascinated by the Tommy Westphall Universe Hypothesis. The basic idea is that St. Elsewhere, an 80's hospital drama/comedy is television's version of Kevin Bacon, in other words, if you keep track of the various cameos, crossovers, spinoffs, and fictional allusions, it turns out that hundreds of tv shows arguably exist in the same fictional universe as St. Elsewhere. Furthermore, based on St. Elsewhere's final episode, it turns out that the show (and all the shows linked to it) are happening inside of the mind of an autistic boy named Tommy Westphall who spends his days…
  • black loyalists (again)

    Abdul-Halim V.
    4 Jul 2015 | 8:17 pm
    For a rarely mentioned side of African-American history...Wikipedia: Black LoyalistsBlack Loyalist InfoBlack Loyalist Heritage SocietyCanada Digital Collections: Black LoyalistsCanadian Encyclopedia: Black Loyalists
  • kyle baker on the fourth of july

    Abdul-Halim V.
    4 Jul 2015 | 7:49 pm
    by Kyle Baker
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    Bin Gregory Productions

  • The Years of Rice and Salt

    bingregory
    3 Aug 2015 | 9:35 pm
    An alternative history where all the Europeans die in the Black Death and the great civilizations of the world are Islam and China. Such an exciting premise. We follow three kindred souls through group reincarnations era after era. The way their essential inclinations and human potentials are encouraged or limited by the circumstances fate delivers them is my favorite part of the book and leads to some poignant moments. Details of the new Earth fire the imagination from time to time, like the terraced rice paddies along the valleys of California, or the survival of an Iroquois League state in…
  • Menjelang 1 Mei

    bingregory
    26 Jul 2015 | 12:56 am
    A rousing poem in Bahasa Malaysia from student of agriculture Chairil Aswad, on twitter as @schwarzenmann.  First published in E-Sastera Sajak Facebook group, 30 April 2015. Translation into Inggeris mine.  Views expressed are not etc etc. Celebrating May 1 (For Lia) The city is no longer the place for me to record my poems of struggle slogans, banners or observations and it is not the place for a degree in agriculture stuffed and mounted like a corpse on a mahogany cabinet in an air-conditioned office the city is no longer my home long have I left the air-conditioned office in front of me…
  • Hari Raya 2015

    bingregory
    18 Jul 2015 | 8:17 am
    Selamat Hari Raya Maaf Zahir Dan Batin Eid Mubarak from Sarawak.  May your fasting and ours be received by the Most High in His Mercy rather than by our merits, amin.  It’s a special one for us this year since my eldest is in his last year of high school.  Who knows when we’ll all be able to gather again for another Raya?  We were doubly fortunate to have my mother-in-law with us for the month of fasting. It appears she has enjoyed herself as well; she plans to stay till the next Eid, Hari Raya Haji.
  • MRE: Botok and Pulut Udang

    bingregory
    14 Jul 2015 | 2:46 am
    As Ramadan winds down, I race to give credit to local foods that got me through the month. These MREs, Malaysia Ramadan Essentials, are practically complete meals in one package. Add rice as needed. Pulut Panggang Udang Pulut Udang   Wrapped in banana leaves held in place by bamboo pins, pulut panggang udang is beras pulut, sticky or glutinous rice, cooked with a bit of santan, stuffed with a spicy shredded coconut filling cooked with tiny dried shrimp.  The whole package is grilled on a skillet to impart the banana leaf flavor to the rice.  The size of a large cigar and selling for a…
  • 36 hours in KL

    bingregory
    12 Jul 2015 | 6:19 am
    Time for my semi-annual ritual humiliation at the Immigration Department. After 12 years here married to a Malaysian, I ought to be well on my way to Permanent Resident status. But permanent residency is predicated on holding a Spouse Visa, and I have as yet been able to get one. Kuching says I’m married to a West Malaysian, and therefore a foreigner in Sarawak, so I must apply in Ipoh. Ipoh says we live in Sarawak so we can only apply in Kuching. And Putrajaya, seeing that I am caught in a catch-22 between two state governments, be like “Like I give a f..k.” Yet hope…
 
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    Technology of the Heart

  • Sufism & the Paradox of Self (Nafs)

    Sadiq Alam
    22 Jul 2015 | 8:53 am
    By Sheikha Fatima Fleur Nassery BonninBismillaah ir Rahmaan ir RahiimIn the name of Allah, The Merciful, The CompassionateTHE PATH OF SUFISMAllah uses many different ways of awakening people from the sleep of this world and attracting them to Him. Upon awakening, people begin searching and become travellers of the path (salek). As they start their journey towards God, their thoughts and feelings shift. They begin to behave and live differently in varying degrees. This change is necessary for a person to be considered a traveller of the path. Why the change? They are now beginning to…
  • Babbling the Qur'an is Against Its Spirit. Why Qur'an is Revealed According to the Qur'an Itself - Part 3

    Sadiq Alam
    16 Jul 2015 | 8:39 am
    # Read Previous in this Serious:Part 1: Why Qur'an is Revealed? What Allah Says in the Qur'anPart 2: Why Qur'an is Revealed? Understanding is a State ReasonIndeed, We have made it an Arabic Qur'an that you might understand. 43:3Know that Allah gives life to the earth after its lifelessness. We have made clear to you the Divine Signs; perhaps you will understand. 57:17The Reminder is Intended for People of Understanding, Not for Spiritually Deaf Dumb and BlindO people of understanding - who have attained faith!- for Allah has indeed sent down to you a Message (this Qur'an) - and an Messenger,…
  • Why Qur'an is Revealed? What Allah Says in the Qur'an? Part 2

    Sadiq Alam
    16 Jul 2015 | 12:54 am
    Here is the Previous Post: Part 1 of Why Qur'an is Revealed? What Allah Says in the Qur'an?The author of this article holds the position that those Muslims are literate must understand the meaning of the Qur'an. To insist that just making the Sound is like Reading or Reciting the Qur'an is nothing but Arrogant Ignorance. A primary reading of the Quranic verses where Qur'an Itself Explain the Purpose of its Revelation makes it amply clear that Qur'an is revealed for the following reasons:1) To Guide Mankind2) To Communicate the Ways of Past People and What Fate they Shared3) To Give Glad…
  • Why Qur'an is Revealed? What Allah Says in the Qur'an?

    Sadiq Alam
    14 Jul 2015 | 1:11 pm
    “Islam began as something strangeand will revert to being strange as it began,so give glad tidingsto the strangers.” ~ Sacred Tradition of Islam [1] The unprecedented attack by the godless, wealth-worshiping, greedy and oppressive colonialist European forces and its hegemony over every part of the globe had an extra-ordinary impact on the Muslim lands and life. For the last hundreds of year or more, the traditional lives of Muslims have been under tremendous attack both from inside and outside, their religion and their religious laws, their way of understanding and practicing Islam was…
  • Ramadan Fundraising 1436 / 2015

    Sadiq Alam
    11 Jul 2015 | 11:01 am
    1.We try in our very weak effort to help those around us via a small initiative called Porshee Foundation. We are not in the position to seek any large fund and also we are not interested to go after funds which have strings attached and where people are busy in other burning money rather than the focus being on the beneficiaries.One of the primary characteristics of Porshee Foundation is that we strive to reach 100% of the donation to the beneficiary and we can do that because we refrain from turning the work of Porshee as profession. Porshee remains a 100% non-profit venture and the…
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    Muslim Thought

  • Theist vs atheist:Does God exist?(Ses.3, Part11)

    admin
    3 Aug 2015 | 10:23 pm
    Debate on the existence of God between a theist/ Muslim (Furkan) and an humanist/atheist (Gary/Thomas). Related posts: Theist vs atheist:Does God exist?(Ses.5, Part11) Theist vs atheist:Does God exist?(Ses.3, Part3) Theist vs atheist:Does God exist?(Ses.3, Part7)   ... Read moreThe Original Post is Located Here: Theist vs atheist:Does God exist?(Ses.3, Part11) Related posts: Theist vs atheist:Does God exist?(Ses.5, Part11) Theist vs atheist:Does God exist?(Ses.3, Part3) Theist vs atheist:Does God exist?(Ses.3, Part7)
  • Muslim Legal Thought in Modern Indonesia

    admin
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:36 pm
    Product DescriptionIndonesia has been home to some of the most vibrant and complex developments in modern Islamic thought anywhere in the world. Nevertheless little is known or understood about these developments outside South East Asia. By considering the work   ... Read moreThe Original Post is Located Here: Muslim Legal Thought in Modern Indonesia Related posts: Muslim Legal Thought Mod Indonesia The State in Contemporary Islamic Thought: A Historical Survey of the Major Muslim Political Thinkers of the Modern Era Modern Islamic Political Thought
  • An Introduction to Literary Quranic Stylistics

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    28 Jul 2015 | 8:18 pm
    BACKGROUND Although reading is an important step in the study of the literary texts, there is another more important step – to analyse the literary texts, which is, to struggle to explain how one comes to understand literary works.  ... Read moreThe Original Post is Located Here: An Introduction to Literary Quranic Stylistics Related posts: Beauty in the Wealth of Literary Eloquence Found in English Quranic Verses Comparative Quranic Stylistics A Quranic Stylistics Essay
  • Contemporary Islamic Thought And Spiritual Healing – Wilhelm Willeke And Katja Sündermann

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    25 Jul 2015 | 8:01 pm
    http://matters-of-faith.tv/ In this edition of Matters of Faith, We will try to explore Islamic thoughts by referring to the works of a couple of contemporary Turkish Muslim thinkers such as Ali Ü… Related posts: Contemporary Islamic thought and Spiritual Healing   ... Read moreThe Original Post is Located Here: Contemporary Islamic Thought And Spiritual Healing – Wilhelm Willeke And Katja Sündermann Related posts: Contemporary Islamic thought and Spiritual Healing – Wilhelm Willeke and Katja Sündermann The Blackwell Companion to Contemporary Islamic Thought The…
  • Atheist Idiocy?

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    22 Jul 2015 | 6:47 pm
    Something that has baffled me for a very long time Related posts: It Takes Faith To Be An Atheist! Crazy Caller #26 – Do You Believe In Leprechauns? – Atheist Experience 405 Theist vs atheist:Does God exist?(Ses.3, Part7)   ... Read moreThe Original Post is Located Here: Atheist Idiocy? Related posts: It Takes Faith To Be An Atheist! Crazy Caller #26 – Do You Believe In Leprechauns? – Atheist Experience 405 Theist vs atheist:Does God exist?(Ses.3, Part7)
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    City of Brass

  • Obvious: The Iraq War created ISIS

    Aziz Poonawalla
    26 Jul 2015 | 10:48 pm
    This is something that is so obvious, it is in danger of never being said, in which case those who led us into war will try to pretend it isn't true as they argue the case for the next one. Simply put - the Iraq War (a war of choice, irrelevant to 9-11, sold to the public on the basis of weapons of mass destruction that never existed) is directly responsible for the rise of ISIS: In the broadest... Read the full post here » The post Obvious: The Iraq War created ISIS appeared first on City of Brass.
  • Eid at the State Department

    Aziz Poonawalla
    21 Jul 2015 | 8:01 am
    I am honored to be invited to celebrate Eid al Fitr at the State Department again this year. And I am relieved that this time, it's actually taking place after Ramadan, which means I can actually attend for the first time! :) I am looking forward to meeting Secretary Kerry and thanking him for his tireless work, congratulate him for his leadership in the Iran negotiations, and praising him for... Read the full post here » The post Eid at the State Department appeared first on City of Brass.
  • The Empire State goes green for Eid

    Aziz Poonawalla
    19 Jul 2015 | 10:21 pm
    As is tradition, the Empire State Building - the most beautiful skyscraper in the world - was illuminated in green to mark Eid al Fitr. Of course, in 2015, this is announced via the official twitter account :) https://twitter.com/EmpireStateBldg/status/622171432873762816 Ignore the knee-biter islamophobes and just take a moment, as a
  • Ramadan Pearls roundup

    Aziz Poonawalla
    18 Jul 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Here is a link to all the posts in the Ramadan Pearls series I did during Ramadan: Criterion Non-existence Mystery
  • Eid Mubarak!

    Aziz Poonawalla
    17 Jul 2015 | 4:53 am
    By the Fatimid calendar, today is Eid al Fitr, 1436! I've explained my position on the calendar vs. moonsighting debate in detail - and this year there is a lot more divergence on... Read the full post here » The post Eid Mubarak! appeared first on City of Brass.
 
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  • Wisdom of Imam Ali (AS)

    darvish
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:14 am
    Filed under: Islam, Spirituality & Religion, Sufi, Sufism Tagged: Imam Ali quote, YOU
  • A Shadow of the Beloved

    darvish
    19 Jul 2015 | 3:19 pm
    In truth everything and everyone Is a shadow of the Beloved, And our seeking is His seeking And our words are His words… We search for Him here and there, while looking right at Him. Sitting by His side, we ask: ‘O Beloved, where is the Beloved? – Rumi Filed under: Islam, Spirituality & Religion, Sufi, Sufism
  • Hazrat Ali’s Sermon on Eid ul-Fitr

    darvish
    16 Jul 2015 | 4:41 am
    Salaam and Greetings of Peace: The blessed month of Ramadan is over today, and Muslims around the world will soon be celebrating Eid ul-Fitr on Friday, July 17th this year, so it is fitting to post this again: On the day of Eid-ul-Fitr, Hazrat Ali (A.S.) delivered a sermon in which he said: “O people! Verily this day of yours is the day when the righteous are awarded and the wretched are losers. It is a day which is similar to the one on which you shall be standing (before your Lord). Therefore, when you come out of your homes to go to places of your prayer, remind yourselves about the day…
  • In the Company of the Master

    darvish
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:41 am
    Salaam and Greetings of Peace: The following anecdote is a lovely remembrance of Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh (1926-2008), Master of the Nimatullahi Sufi Order. It will be included in the forthcoming book, Tales of the Sufi Master. ___________________________ I leave dry Santa Fe and arrive in the misty green English countryside. Here, every taxi driver knows the way to the Old Windmill farm, twenty-four acres of fruit trees, flowers, and deep bed vegetable gardens. A dog and a welcoming party greet me at the center gate. I sleep in a brick grain tower with a spiraling staircase winding up three…
  • Rumi’s Poem on Fasting during Ramadan

    darvish
    24 Jun 2015 | 7:40 am
    Celebrate! The month of fasting has come. Pleasant journey to the one Who is the company of the fasting. I climbed the roof to see the Moon, Because I really missed fasting By heart and soul. I lost my hat while looking at the Moon. the Sultan of fasting made me drunk. O Muslims, I have been drunk since that day I lost my mind. What a beautiful fortune fasting has. What a wonderful glory. There is another secret moon Besides this one. He is hiding in the tent of fasting Like a Turk. Anyone who comes To the harvest of fasting in this month Finds the way to this Moon. Whoever makes his face…
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  • My SDCC Schedule

    8 Jul 2015 | 9:48 am
    Hello friendlies! I’m only going to be in San Diego for about five minutes this year–I fly in Friday for the Eisner Awards (cross your fingers) and I’ll be on the floor Saturday. I have TWO scheduled signings:SATURDAY 11AM-11:40AM MARVEL BOOTHSATURDAY 4PM-4:40PM COMIXOLOGY BOOTHI *may* adjourn to somewhere far from the madding crowd (but close enough to walk) directly following the Marvel signing for people who want to hang out and chat for a bit. Will post if so. See you in San Diego!
  • captainmilkshake: Open letter to those guys who work at and for...

    6 Jul 2015 | 9:41 am
    captainmilkshake: Open letter to those guys who work at and for Marvel Comics. Dear The Internet My daughter was recently invited to a Superhero themed birthday party for Thor Odinson. Naturally she leaped at the oppurtunity. As I’m currently reading Marvel comics with my daughter at bedtime, I thought it to be perfectly fitting that she goes as the one and only Ms. Marvel. I searched my local Forbidden Planet and to no surprise I found nothing there. ‘No biggie’, it was a long shot, but I’m sure Amazon.co.uk would have something. I was even more disappointed to find the results for…
  • Broken Frontier: The boldest comics anthology in the galaxy

    22 May 2015 | 10:49 pm
    Broken Frontier: The boldest comics anthology in the galaxy: 7 hours left! Let’s help push this innovative, independent comics anthology over the edge! They’re so close to funding!
  • Dr. Lepore’s Lament

    12 May 2015 | 5:42 pm
    So I was the last person on the internet to find out about this little op-ed by Jill Lepore. When Harvard professors are throwing shade on you from the rarified heights of the New Yorker, you have officially arrived in life, or at least in comics. So I was rather chuffed by this piece, though I do want to respond to some of the points raised, because they tie into some of the broader conversations we’ve been having lately in the comics community. I’d like to give a shout-out to Valkyrie Leia Calderon for drawing my attention to this piece–you can read her thoughtful and candid open…
  • Free Comic Book Day Signing

    30 Apr 2015 | 9:22 am
    Seattle folk! This Saturday, May 2nd, I’ll be signing from 2-4pm at Comics Dungeon in the U District. Come on down!Comics Dungeon319 NE 45th StSeattle, WA 98105206.545.8373
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  • Yes, we do get rid of ‘hate preachers’

    Matthew Smith
    2 Aug 2015 | 2:26 pm
    ‘If you hate the migrants in Calais, you hate yourself’ | Nick Cohen (in today’s Observer) People have been sharing this feature by Nick Cohen since it first appeared online yesterday (and I had a hard job getting to it on the Guardian’s website, eventually having to scroll through all the contributors with C surnames before finding his among the Cohens which weren’t in alphabetical order). Someone pointed out that Cohen has been publishing Islamophobic, warmongering posts for years, and people forget this as soon as he writes something “right-on”. But…
  • There’s more to the Binladins than OBL

    Matthew Smith
    1 Aug 2015 | 9:32 am
    Yesterday a light aircraft crashed when attempting to land at Blackbushe airfield near Farnborough. The airfield is a former RAF base which has also been a passenger airport, but these days is used for executive jets and for pilots’ training. More significantly, there is a big car auction site next to it, which has an auction house as well as acres and acres of car park used to store the goods (cars). The aircraft came down in the middle of one of these car lots and destroyed several cars. I’ve delivered there (during a three-week period driving cars to and from that site for…
  • On Jeremy Corbyn: no, it’s not about purity

    Matthew Smith
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:03 pm
    The Labour Party are currently holding their leadership election following the resignation of Ed Miliband after he lost the general election in May. The four candidates are Andy Burnham, Liz Kendall, Yvette Cooper and Jeremy Corbyn, the last being the only left-wing candidate who has been widely ridiculed as a throwback to the early 80s and a certain election loser. Meanwhile, the others are being condemned as closet Tories at worst and uninspiring Blairite functionaries at best. As Corbyn is deemed the most likely candidate to lose the 2020 election, there has been a campaign to encourage…
  • Review: Don’t Take My Baby

    Matthew Smith
    24 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Don’t Take My Baby is an hour-long BBC drama, broadcast on BBC Three (which is likely to be removed from digital TV and only shown online as of next year, something one review says this programme helps make the case against) as part of a series of programmes titled Defying the Label, challenging popular stereotypes about disability. It tells the story of Anna, a wheelchair user with a muscle-wasting condition, and Tom, a man with a hereditary visual impairment that gets worse as the programme goes on. Anna and Tom have a baby, Danielle (Dani), who becomes the subject of a “child…
  • Anti-FGM crusade brings out the busybodies

    Matthew Smith
    23 Jul 2015 | 3:53 am
    The crusade against FGM is out of control - Spectator Blogs Brendan O’Neill wrote the above article on the incident reported recently in the British press, in which Baroness Jenny Tonge took a flight to Addis Ababa that was full of what appeared to her to be British-Somali families, including a lot of women and girls, and immediately formed the suspicion that they, or at least some of them, were going for the purpose of undergoing FGM. She said she “chickened out” of actually talking to them and asking, but informed the police on return who are apparently going to…
 
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  • Egypt and the Puppet Regime

    tabsir
    3 Aug 2015 | 6:32 am
    Politics rules the news cycle on Islam and the Middle East. Given the colonial history of the region, there have been numerous puppet leaders installed or allowed to dangle over the years. But the latest puppet regime in Egypt, which has had its share, centers around a cosmetically enhanced widow matron that lolls around in a negligeé and talks about sex. Her name is Abla Fahita and she is a puppet in a new Egyptian tv series. She is turning heads in post-Brotherhood Egypt; if Morsy was still in power, it might very well be her own head that would have been in cinematic danger, although she…
  • Mountains of Central Asia Digital Dataset

    tabsir
    1 Aug 2015 | 6:50 pm
    This Mountains of Central Asia Digital Dataset (MCADD) consists of a collection of books, journals and maps related broadly to the Himalayas and its outlying attached ranges including the Hindu Kush, the Karakorams, the Pamirs, the Tian Shan and the Kuen Lun as well as the Tibetan highlands and the Tarim basin. These materials are housed in this site, and are freely available for personal non-commercial use and downloading. Some of this material was originally downloaded from the Google Books website, but often this material from Google has been augmented by the addition of maps and other…
  • Anthropology and the Representation of Migrations from Afghanistan

    tabsir
    22 Jul 2015 | 5:41 am
    by M. Jamil Hanafi [This is a paper that was originally published under the title of “Anthropology and the Representation of Recent Migrations from Afghanistan,” as it appeared in Rethinking Refuge and Displacement: Selected Papers on Refugees and Immigrants, Volume VIII, 2000. Arlington, VA: American Anthropological Association. Eds. E. M. Godziak and D. J. Shandy. Pp. 291-321. Given the intense interest in Afghanistan today, this article is made available on this site in the interest of wider accessibility. Copyright remains with the author.] Abstract: The April 1978 revolution in…
  • Voltaire on Tolerance

    tabsir
    19 Jul 2015 | 2:27 am
    The author of Candide knew that this was not the best of all possible worlds. But Voltaire has sound advice about the importance of tolerance, written over two and half centuries ago… It does not require great art, or magnificently trained eloquence, to prove that Christians should tolerate each other. I, however, am going further: I say that we should regard all men as our brothers. What? The Turk my brother? The Chinaman my brother? The Jew? The Siam? Yes, without doubt; are we not all children of the same father and creatures of the same God? But these people despise us; they treat…
  • Patricia Crone (1945-2015)

    tabsir
    12 Jul 2015 | 12:02 pm
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  • Burning Blues

    Tiel Aisha Ansari
    14 Jul 2015 | 9:18 am
    Tell me, has judgement come to pass?The sky devours the burning grass.Oh setting sun, have mercy on meI'm a sinner hanging on a burning tree.I'm a dead man walking on the razor's edgeSee my footprints on the burning bridge.I pray to God that I might be savedI can find no rest in a burning grave.The drawbridge rose and it rose so highIt rose on up to the burning sky.Old Man River, hear my wailMy boat went down with a burning sail.Old Man Sun, hear my moanMy dog ran off with a burning bone.Pray for every woman and manBorn to suffer on a burning planet.Available! High-Voltage Lines, Knocking…
  • Dead Leaves

    Tiel Aisha Ansari
    26 Jun 2015 | 9:30 am
    Everywhere you go now, leaves are fallingtender foliage of spring scorchedby summer heating up too fast.Everywhere you go, young men are dyingscorched by the heat of hatredburning up underfoot.The streets are full of deadcrackling, burning bones and ash.The hot streets are smokingin the summer sun.Available! High-Voltage Lines, Knocking from Inside
  • Strength in Unity

    Tiel Aisha Ansari
    16 Jun 2015 | 8:58 am
    You’ve all heard that story—a single arroweasily broken, a bundleresists. Here’s one I like better:the lindens this year bloomed in such profusionthey perfumed the evening air and filledthe sky with drowsy-humming bees.I got up close and smelleda single flower. Nothing.Stepped back and waited: a vagrant breezedrowned me in sweet scent.Available! High-Voltage Lines, Knocking from Inside
  • A Woman of Far Harad

    Tiel Aisha Ansari
    26 May 2015 | 5:20 pm
    "He wondered what the man's name was and where he came from; and if he was really evil of heart, or what lies or threats had led him on the long march from his home; and if he would not really rather have stayed there in peace."J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two TowersWe watched the legions march away to warin lands a thousand leagues or more from home.We did not know what they were fighting foror whom they served upon a foreign shore.Flesh of our flesh, bone slivered from our bones,we watched the legions march away to war.Who knew then what the future held in store?Did we believe that death was worth…
  • Ridgetop Towns

    Tiel Aisha Ansari
    22 May 2015 | 11:54 am
    In the east half of this state, the hillsrun south to north; the start of basin/rangeterrain that sweeps down through Nevada. Spillsof old Columbia basalt arrangethemselves in layered stacks, erode to rimsthat frame the inter-mountain lakes in stone.Like skirts of heavy black, they lift their hemsrevealing painted clays and fossil bones.And in the little tawny hills, the townsthat cling to ridgetops, and the tumble-downof barns abandoned; shingle roofs that flyat sight of storm.            Roads can no longer findrivers to follow.
 
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    Jahane Rumi

  • Negotiating Freedom of Expression

    JahaneRumi
    22 Jul 2015 | 8:13 pm
    The unresolved debate on freedom of expression was reignited when Islamic militants killed 14 staffers of French magazine Charlie Hebdo last January, ostensibly for the cartoons that offended Muslim sentiments. Earlier this year, two secular bloggers were hacked to death in Bangladesh. In other countries such as Russia and Iran, writers and journalists languish in […]
  • Why India, Pakistan treat their Nobel laureates shamefully

    JahaneRumi
    21 Jul 2015 | 1:48 pm
    There is a common thread – of undervaluing our achievers; and looking at ideas, values and contributions from the jaundiced lens of partisan politics. In the early 1990s, as students of development economics we were told that Amartya Sen, an Indian, had contributed path-breaking insights into welfare economics. We learnt how he had shown the […]
  • Chronicles of our recent past

    JahaneRumi
    10 Jul 2015 | 10:26 am
    FS Aijazuddin’s new book is an erudite and introspective account of a turbulent decade The past decade in Pakistan has been cataclysmic. Political upheavals and assassinations, the menace of terrorism that cost us more than 80,000 lives and over $100 billion; and a time warped foreign policy kept pushing the country into a vortex. All […]
  • Abdullah Hussein: alive in his vision

    JahaneRumi
    8 Jul 2015 | 1:21 pm
    The great Pakistani writer Abdullah Hussein is no more. Perhaps, he has been relieved of the agony that he underwent as a cancer patient, suffering in his last years all by himself. To say that he was a towering literary figure would be an understatement. Hussein was a trendsetter and a chronicler of our weary […]
  • Save Palmyra From ISIS’s Rampage

    JahaneRumi
    26 Jun 2015 | 1:29 pm
      The Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery have placed on view a relic from ancient Palmyra in Syria. In addition, the galleries are displaying images of 18th century engravings and 19th century photographs from its archives. In the wake of Daesh or the Islamic State’s offensive in Syria, this exhibition […]
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  • Three Musts for Every Muslim College Student This Year

    Meena Malik
    4 Aug 2015 | 4:52 am
    A young Muslim graduates high school and goes off to college, and then discovers that she is indeed a Muslim and begins practicing Islam through self-motivation. Sound familiar? Did it happen to you? Well, it sure happened to me. There's just a slight catch-22 that us newly-caring Muslims might face though—we benefit from having been raised in a Muslim family, but simultaneously feel as if we are fresh converts to Islam in some aspects of our faith. We might remember how to properly make wudu from Sunday School, but maybe forgot or never learned how to read Arabic. We might be familiar with…
  • Navigating the College Experience: Nihal’s Narrative

    Nihal Khan
    3 Aug 2015 | 1:06 am
    “We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom. The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, people able to put together the right information at the right time, think critically about it, and make important choices wisely.” ~E. O. Wilson College can be a stressful time for parents and children alike. There is much to be decided between what to major in, tuition costs, and family expectations. This article will discuss my personal journey through college, how I picked my major, what I took away, some points of reflection, situations I encountered, and advice for…
  • The Critical Time Between Athan and Iqama

    Majed Mahmoud
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    As-salaamu alaykum, Many of us enter the masjid before the time of Iqama (establishment of prayer) – or at least, we should. :) But do we know how valuable that time truly is? Do we know some of the Sunnan (Prophetic practices) that are performed during this blessed period? I will be sharing with you two beautiful ahadith that you can start applying for the rest of your life, in shaa Allah. 1) In Sahih Abi Dawood, Prophet Muhammad (salla Allahu alayhe wa sallam) said: “The Duaa is not rejected between adhan (call to prayer) and Iqama (establishment of prayer) so make Duaa.” Allahu…
  • Mass Marketing Islam and “Edu-tainment”

    Mobeen Vaid
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:16 pm
    In light of Ustadha Zaynab Ansari's recent critique of Celebrity Scholars and 'blurred lines', it is perhaps an opportune moment to perform a more extensive examination regarding the current state of Islam in America.  Though there are many aspects of her discussion that need exploring, for the purpose of this article I want to engage one particular aspect of Muslim American practice: Islam as entertainment.  By this, I am referring to the means by which we communicate programs, brand scholars and individuals, and attempt to spiritually engage members of the community. A Marketplace for…
  • Oversharing and Fake Lives – Art of Connection with Belal Khan

    Belal Khan
    29 Jul 2015 | 5:03 am
    If someone points out things about you that you posted online, is it fair to give them the “stalker status?” When you post stuff online, it's public. Why does it bother you that a stranger knows about it. You might as well complain about stuff that people know that you posted on a billboard. I seems like our generation has given up it's right to privacy. We post everything online. Whether it be good stuff or dirty laundry. Why are we not more deliberate about what we share? Overshare as Deception There's an interesting read titled “Liespotting” by Pamela Meyer. She…
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  • IAMC Weekly News Roundup – July 27th, 2015

    newsdigest
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:17 am
    Categories: News DigestTags: communal violence, Hindutva, Narendra Modi, Teesta Setalvad, Vyapam scam, Yakoob MemonIn this issue of IAMC News Roundup News Headlines Irony of ironies: Judge afraid for her life after convicting Modi’s minister in Gujarat riots! Teesta Setalvad accuses Modi govt of ‘vendetta’ to silence her 1500 ‘encounter’ deaths under glare Will perpetrators of Babri masjid demolition be hanged too, asks Owaisi India Sees a Sharp Rise in [...](Read more...)
  • IAMC Weekly News Roundup – July 20th, 2015

    newsdigest
    21 Jul 2015 | 9:53 pm
    Categories: News DigestTags: Asaram Bapu rape case, Jamnagar custodial death, Malegaon, Naroda Patiya Riots Case, Ram Temple, Samjautha blasts, vendetta against Teesta Setalvad, Vyapam scamIn this issue of IAMC News Roundup Announcements Continued vendetta against Teesta Setalvad condemned by Indian Americans News Headlines CBI raid at Teesta’s house ‘vindictive’, say Opposition MPs Naroda Patiya Riots Case: HC bench recuses itself, says accused tried to approach them Communal tension forces Maharashtra town to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr under curfew Jamnagar custodial death…
  • Continued vendetta against Teesta Setalvad condemned by Indian Americans

    webadmin
    15 Jul 2015 | 11:47 pm
    Categories: Press releaseCBI raids on Teesta’s home and offices are payback for years of fearless advocacy for victims of Gujarat 2002 pogroms July 15, 2015 The Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC – www.iamc.com), an advocacy group dedicated to safeguarding India’s pluralist and tolerant ethos,  has condemned the latest episode in the BJP government’s continued vendetta against renowned human [...](Read more...)
  • IAMC Weekly News Roundup – July 13th, 2015

    newsdigest
    15 Jul 2015 | 2:16 am
    Categories: News DigestTags: 2002 riots, CBSE's exam dress code, custodial death, Hashimpura Riots, Kannauj clash, Sadbhavna Manch, Teesta Setalvad, Vyapam scamIn this issue of IAMC News Digest Communal Harmony Jamaat to establish local chapters of Sadbhavna Manch to strengthen communal harmony in country News Headlines 2002 riots: Gujarat HC to hear Zakia Jafri’s plea on July 27 Indian police raid home of leading rights activist and Modi critic NIA closes Modasa blast case in which [...](Read more...)
  • IAMC Weekly News Roundup – July 6th, 2015

    newsdigest
    7 Jul 2015 | 8:28 pm
    Categories: News DigestTags: Atali, corruption in India, Delhi Cop, extra-judicial killings in Gujarat, Naroda Patia, UP riots, Vyapam scamIn this issue of IAMC News Roundup News Headlines SC stay over, HC to hear Naroda Patia appeals UN report “regrets” extra-judicial killings in Gujarat, objects to reinstatement of responsible cops in higher positions Suspected Terrorist Shot At, Turns Out To Be A Delhi Cop Hindu terror probe: NIA yet to lay hands on masterminds Communal [...](Read more...)
 
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    TwoCircles.net - Muslim World News

  • South Sudan granted IOC membership

    IANS
    2 Aug 2015 | 11:21 pm
    Kuala Lumpur: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) approved the full recognition of the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of South Sudan at the 128th IOC session here. IOC president Thomas Bach welcomed the South Sudan NOC, represented by its president Wilson Deng Kuoirot and its secretary general Tong Chor Malek Deran, into the Olympic fold and presented them with a certificate of recognition and an Olympic flag on Sunday, reports Xinhua. "With this recognition, we send a signal of hope to this young nation of South Sudan. A signal of hope because sport builds bridges between people and…
  • Israel bans Gaza, West Bank footballers from playing in Palestinian Cup

    IANS
    2 Aug 2015 | 11:19 pm
    Ramallah (Palestine): The Palestinian Football Association (PFA) postponed the Palestinian Football Cup final after Israel banned West Bank footballers from playing in Gaza. The PFA said in a statement on Sunday that the match was scheduled to be played between West Bank city Hebron Sports and the Gaza-based al-Shuja'eya in Gaza, reports Xinhua. "The association decided to annul the match after the Israeli authorities banned the football players in Hebron to cross from the West Bank to Gaza through Israel," said the statement. The PFA statement also said that the Israeli authorities also…
  • Pakistan violates ceasefire in Jammu

    IANS
    2 Aug 2015 | 11:16 pm
    Jammu: Pakistan troops overnight violated the ceasefire agreement on the Line of Control (LoC) and international border in four sectors of the Jammu region. "Pakistan army opened unprovoked firing at Indian positions on the LoC in Krishna Ghati and Mandi sectors of Poonch district at 9.30 p.m. yesterday (Sunday)," a defence spokesman told IANS here on Monday. "They also started firing at our positions in Balakote sector of Rajouri district around the same time. Our troops responded to Pakistan firing." "Pakistan Rangers fired at BSF border outposts during Sunday night in Pallanwalla sector in…
  • 41 held on terror charges in UAE

    IANS
    2 Aug 2015 | 6:16 pm
    Dubai: The UAE has charged 41 men of various nationalities with setting up a "terrorist organisation" to destabilize the country, a media report said on Sunday. Citing local daily Gulf News, Xinhua said the 41 people were charged with setting up and running a terrorist organisation named "Shabab Al-Manarah" (Arabic for the Minaret Youths) in the United Arab Emirates. The UAE's attorney general Salem Saeed Kubaish said the suspects were also charged with intending to inflict damages to private and public properties to eventually take over authority to set up a so-called "Caliphate State". The…
  • NRI voting rights: Expatriates’ organisations to exert pressure on authorities

    TwoCircles.net
    2 Aug 2015 | 4:59 am
    By Shafeeq Hudavi, TwoCircles.net, Kozhikode: Upholding the demand to materialise the voting rights of NRIs in the upcoming elections in the local self governing bodies the expatriates’ organisations are all set take various measures. The move follows the alleged poor response, extended by the State Election Commission towards the demand, being raised to allow the NRIs to cast their votes in the three tier panchayat elections. The Election Commission has conveyed its inconvenience in bringing the vote right to reality citing various technical impediments in materialising the right within…
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    Muslim Youth Musings

  • Then He Prayed

    Ibrahim Jimoh
    3 Aug 2015 | 7:30 pm
    By Ibrahim Jimoh • Muslim Youth Musings Ibrahim was very tired. He was exhausted from the day’s work. “Ahhh Alhamdulillah! I should now sleep,” he said to himself, scratching his head as he classically threw himself on a well made bed. “Yeh!” he said through yawns. As he stretched he could feel most part of his body aching. As he lay in the bed he contemplated over the events of that day. Beside him was a bookshelf. He looked at it with heavy eyes. “What did I read today?” he asked himself. “Ok, I started Way to Al-Qur’an by Kurram Murad, and finished The Victim on the…
  • Girl Hyphen Human

    Hanaa
    14 Jun 2015 | 1:53 am
    By Hanaa • Muslim Youth Musings When I was a little girl I constantly wondered what it would be like to have a double-barreled name. To have two parts of a whole anchored to me wherever I went, an Ali-Ahmed or a Willis-Cooper, a small undiscerning hyphen joining two worlds. Perhaps, on some strange level I thought it would somehow keep my parents together, that somehow a secure ink bridge linking their histories would keep my narrowed world from dissolving all around me. As I grew, I quickly realized that my dream of having a hyphen strung to my name is one that was all too real; a…
  • One Month In

    Jawaad Ahmad Khan
    27 May 2015 | 9:40 pm
    By Jawaad Ahmad Khan • Muslim Youth Musings I don’t know if you should forgive me. He doesn’t dare say it out loud, but he’s thinking it. He sits on the floor next to her, leaning against the bed they bought a month ago. Her face is buried in her hands, stained with dried tears. She didn’t want things to be like this. She thought they’d be fine when they got married, that they had both moved forward. To be honest, she was more upset with herself than with him right now. She thought had left these thoughts behind, thoughts of I don’t deserve anyone,…
  • The Polygamy Game

    Adnan Samma
    2 Apr 2015 | 12:03 pm
    By Adnan Samma • Muslim Youth Musings Unfair as thy fate might seem Through the distress of circumstances seen Comes hope, the mistress that does not deem And faith, the wife that shall redeem Polygamy in the premises of the choices unkindled When a man fears his decisions Leaving himself wrinkled What does it take to convene Had his fear blinded the present unseen Had his arrogance become so keen. Explanation This poem takes an interesting twist on polygamy, personifying hope and faith to be the partners of a man buried in deep distress. The man is a believer, yet does not embrace the…
  • Balancing My Muslim & American Identity

    Maryam Ali
    2 Apr 2015 | 10:19 am
    By Maryam Ali • Muslim Youth Musings My stomach clenched. Surrounded by an unpleasant stench in the gym, I froze with fear as my physical education teacher informed us that the upcoming weeks would be spent learning the salsa dance. The goal of these lessons was to understand how to interact, albeit awkwardly, at formal dance events like prom. As I stood there, I imagined my mom’s look of revulsion at the activities of an “Amerikan” school system and my dad’s expression, when he learned that I would be dancing with boys. I could imagine my mother expressing her discontent with the…
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    Indian Muslim Observer

  • IMO EXCLUSIVE: Asaduddin Owaisi plays double game with Muslims, AIMIM MLAs ditch Yaqub Memon over political backing

    imoadmin
    2 Aug 2015 | 1:16 pm
    By Danish Ahmad Khan Yaqub Memon was finally sent to the gallows on July 30, 2015 thus handing partial justice to the victims of ghastly 1993 Bombay blasts in which 257 people were killed and over 900 injured. The hanging of this conspirator was long overdue, but the lethargic judicial system took 22-long-years to implement...
  • Professor Akhtarul Wasey: A man of multifaceted personality

    imoadmin
    2 Aug 2015 | 12:44 pm
    By Mohammad Aleem It was the summer of 2003 when I met Prof. Akhtarul Wasey in his office at Jamia Millia Islamia, my alma mater, when I was appointed as a guest faculty in the Hindi Department. Prof. Wasey was the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Languages. Before that, I had gotten the...
  • Paramount need to modernize Madrasas and impart mainstream education

    imoadmin
    2 Aug 2015 | 12:22 pm
    By Sana Munawwar Shaikh Seeking and acquiring knowledge is an obligation on every living Muslim, male or a female. There are many people who have followed this one of the Quranic verses and came up as the reformers of the world. Starting from the ages of medieval times there stood a single person as a...
  • Why does both Qur’an and Torah say Allah takes away Pharaoh’s free will

    imoadmin
    2 Aug 2015 | 11:32 am
    By Rabbi Allen S. Maller Sometimes it seems impossible to understand how a rational human being can persist in a course of action when he or she sees clear signs over and over again that ones actions lead only to disaster after disaster. Yet that is exactly what the Pharaoh of Egypt does; because God...
  • Model SAARC Summit 2015: Empowering South Asian youths through ICT and Media

    imoadmin
    2 Aug 2015 | 11:20 am
    By Rafiqul Alam Khan Bangladesh’s influential policy-based youth organization, South Asian Youth Society (SAYS) for the first time ever hosted a shadow SAARC conference titled, ‘Model SAARC Summit 2015′ in Dhaka. U.S. Embassy Dhaka sponsored the summit with collaboration from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of People’s Republic of Bangladesh. The summit was segmented in...
 
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    Perfect Muslim Wedding

  • How Do You Know When He or She is the One?

    Javed Mohammad
    21 Jul 2015 | 6:30 pm
    The pendulum has swung, the tables have turned, and you have heard the oft quoted “Where are all the good men in our community?” The reality is that for both young men and women the idea of “romantic love” from the wider society we live in has permeated our diverse and differing cultures. Arranged marriages are or were for the dinosaurs. With so much choice and so little commitment, what are we to do? What happens if I commit today and six months down the road I find that perfect partner who I should have married? These and many other doubts, about the grass being…
  • 7 Men and Women You Should Never Marry

    Javed Mohammad
    13 Jul 2015 | 4:09 pm
    Although Perfect Muslim Wedding is a site that encourages marriage, we also want to educate our readers about some of the red flags about people you might get hitched to and live to regret. We will start with a disclaimer that human beings are, well, exactly that. No seven, ten or twenty attributes will define a person and it is almost impossible to know the real, you, or them.  To use the proverbial onion example, all we can do over time and really over a lifetime is peel away the layers that reveal  not only the person you will be married to, but also discover the real you.  How can you…
  • 5 Ways to Strengthen Your Marriage During Ramadan

    Marwa Diaf
    4 Jul 2015 | 2:50 am
    Ramadan is such a beautiful and holy month. A great time to not only strengthen ourselves, but our relationships as well. This is the perfect month for some major bonding time with your spouse. Here are some ways that’ll strengthen your marriage during this blessed month. 1. Try your best to pray every prayer together. What better way to strengthen your marriage than working together to get closer to Allah (swt)? 2. Have suhoor/sehri every morning together. Having a fulfilling breakfast with your spouse is the best way to start the day. 3. Take a walk just before iftaar. Avoid staring…
  • How to Plan a Wedding Party at Home

    Marwa Diaf
    3 Jul 2015 | 3:52 am
    We may think that everyone wants the same thing: A Big. Fat. Wedding, but that’s not necessarily true. Some of us like smaller intimate gatherings and that’s totally fine. Others may just not have the funds for an elaborate wedding and that’s totally fine too. After all, Islam is all about moderation. You can still make your space elegant and beautiful without the big hotel ballroom. First step is to decide how many people you would like to invite. This will help you decide whether to host it at the bride’s house, the groom’s or maybe a close friend or…
  • How to Continue Wedding Planning During Ramadan

    Marwa Diaf
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:13 pm
    Ramadan consists of long days and short nights. Which gives you plenty of time in the day to plan, plan, plan. However, it isn’t as easy as it sounds without food or water throughout the day. We’re here to tell you that no, you don’t have to put your plans on hold. There is always a way. Just like we all continue going to work and school, you can continue your wedding plans. Here are some tips: 1. Have a healthy suhoor/sehri. This will give you strength throughout the day, and remember to drink plenty of water (but don’t over do it). 2. Schedule your appointments…
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