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    PM Spammers

    Assalamu'alaykum, I just wanted to bring an issue out into the public domain so that if anyone else happens to be experiencing the same problem you can refer to this and take appropriate action. I am conscious that some members may be slightly more vulnerable in this context than others. For...
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    Racism and its terminology

    Assalamu'alaykum, I moved the posts pertaining to racist terminology from Aapas thread to this new thread, otherwise I would have been responsible for having really derailed it. You might want to seriously consider fixing that term before you get married, its perceived as quite racist by many...
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    BBC Interview with Babar Ahmed

    Assalamu'alaykum, For UK members, you can catch up with it live here: I'm a little late, but it'll be available on iPlayer in full, afterwards too.
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    Dr Aafia Siddique - 9 years on

    Assalamu'alaykum, Yvonne Ridley reviews the case of Aafia Siddiqui on the 9th anniversary since she first disappeared Written by Yvonne Ridley Monday, 02 April 2012 I am an investigative journalist and as such details and facts provide the framework from which to build a story. That...
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    What motivates you?

    Assalamu'alaykum, What motivates you to do whatever it is that you do on a daily basis? I mean we all rise every morning and busy ourselves with life but what is the motivation behind your actions? Do you have an inspiration, a goal, a focus, a dream you're working on or building...
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    Working/Professionalism & Hayaa

    Assalamu'alaykum I saw the post quoted below in another thread and so I decided to make a seperate one on the matter. I've reached the conclusuion (after many months) that in a professional work place a muslim woman cannot afford to be awkward/too quiet around the opposite gender without...
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    Resolving issues thread

    Assalamu'alaykum This thread will be the destinatin for posts that have become irrelevant in their original threads, for solving issues between members/ misunderstandings in a calm collective manner. Posts moved from the Greatest Generation thread. Wa-alaykum assalam, Alas. Rules have been...
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    Praying in a Church..

    Assalamu'alaykum, Perhaps many of us have been in a situation where we just can't find a secluded spot to pray? It can happen to anyone and this happened to me today. There is quite an old and picturesque Church in the vicinity, I had assumed it was a heritage site, as in, people go there...
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    China buys gold, challenges US dollar

    Assalamu'alaykum wa rahmatullaah, The Chinese are apparently ahead of the game, especially in light of the US Debt crisis. Good for them. WikiLeaks cables allege that China is buying gold to weaken the US dollar's supremacy as the world's reserve currency. China is shifting some of its...
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    Various Du'aas for Syria

    Assalamu'alaykum, Some recent du'aas/qunoot: 1VKi0vzsJXY xqpMuyAxY2M O7ct_ohMBEw The above are Shakh Hawri Uthmaan, from Homs, Syria. Others: Sh. Idris Abkar: kf0aEDmJU8E Sh. Al-Afasy IMr41V6d8ZQ
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    Do not buy Israeli Dates this Ramadaan

    Assalamu'alaykum wa rahmatullaah wa barakatuhuh, During Ramadaan many of us like to break our fast with dates as per the Sunnah of Rasulullaah salAllaahu 'alayhi wa sallam. I'm posting this in order that we can maintain this Sunnah without indirectly and unintentionally supporting the illegal...
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    Chomsky: My reaction to Osama Bin Laden's Death

    Noam Chomsky: My Reaction to Osama bin Laden’s Death May 6, 2011 It’s increasingly clear that the operation was a planned assassination, multiply violating elementary norms of international law. There appears to have been no attempt to apprehend the unarmed victim, as presumably could have...
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    The Timeless Words of Malcolm X (r)

    Assalamu'alaykum I have read these numerous times and was once again reading them today, they serve as important reminders for us all. - Timeless Words of Malcolm X - [These were compiled by Tarek Mehanna (may Allaah hasten his release)] This is a collection of quotations of Malcolm X, taken...
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    Hearing for Tarek Mehanna

    Assalamu'alaykum, There was a hearing I think yesterday on the Tarek Mehanna case. (I found out late, wondering whats happening to my priorities, I didn't even become aware in time). Maybe this is why people use Facebook. Anyways please make du'aa Allaah improves his condition and gives...
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    Fisk: Secular and devout. Rich and poor. They marched together with one goal

    Assalamu'alaykum, Secular and devout. Rich and poor. They marched together with one goal It was a victory parade – without the victory. They came in their hundreds of thousands, joyful, singing, praying, a great packed mass of Egypt, suburb by suburb, village by village, waiting patiently...
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    A Radical Experiment in Empathy

    Assalamu'alaykum, An important video for non-muslims to watch, (helps to bring about more understanding of Muslims), its good for Muslims to watch aswell. A Radical Experiment in Empathy kUEGHdQO7WA
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    Close your eyes.. and imagine this...

    On Jannah .. Assalamu'alaykum, A refreshing poem on Jannah. Such talent, maashaAllaah. 1Uv7mNOaYVE Not many of us look in the poetry section! So Im posting it here ..
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    A race against fate

    Assalamu'alaykum, A race against fate TtQWhCnpB0k May Allaah have mercy on the victims of oppression and free them from their oppressors. May Allaah free this Ummah from the oppression of every other slavery besides that to Allaah.
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    A poem by Tariq Mehanna

    A poem by Tariq Mehanna A YEAR OF REBIRTH A year of rebirth since they duct-taped my lips, Classified as a weapon my fingertips, From their cup of "freedom" I've had a few sips, The reality with which we must come to grips; Is that we are hunted once after the next, PATRIOT Act...
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    A very smart cute little boy

    Assalamu'alaykum, He knows his stuff - right to the very end, lol. nBXCYEXxKXA