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A glass half full

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Source eislam.co.za

By: Abu Muhammad Yusuf

From time to time we all experience challenges. It could be when we encounter some difficult situations in our life or business or we have problems with health or even just day to day issues. What is really important is how we face up and react to those challenges. Our attitude and Trust in our Creator will determine how much we succeed.

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Why I’m fed up with free speech fundamentalists

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Source: huffingtonpost.co.uk

By: Mehdi Hasan

Dear liberal pundit,

You and I didn’t like George W Bush. Remember his puerile declaration after 9/11 that “either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists”? Yet now, in the wake of another horrific terrorist attack, you appear to have updated Dubya’s slogan: either you are with free speech… or you are against it. Either vous êtes Charlie Hebdo… or you’re a freedom-hating fanatic.

I’m writing to you to make a simple request: please stop. You think you’re defying the terrorists when, in reality, you’re playing into their bloodstained hands by dividing and demonising. Us and them. The enlightened and liberal west v the backward, barbaric Muslims. The massacre in Paris on 7 January was, you keep telling us, an attack on free speech. The conservative former French president Nicolas Sarkozy agrees, calling it “a war declared on civilisation”. So, too, does the liberal-left pin-up Jon Snow, who crassly tweeted about a “clash of civilisations” and referred to “Europe’s belief in freedom of expression”.

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Flood-hit Southeast Asia awaits more rain (Video)

info-pictogram1 People in South East Asia have been warned to prepare for more flooding, after days of heavy rain around the region that killed dozens of people and displaced tens of thousands in Thailand, Malaysia and Sri Lanka.According to officials, more than 200,000 people are homeless across the region because of the floods.

The Islamification of Britain: record numbers embrace Muslim faith

The number of Britons converting to Islam has doubled in 10 years. Why? Jerome Taylor and Sarah Morrison investigate

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Source: independent.co.uk

The number of Britons choosing to become Muslims has nearly doubled in the past decade, according to one of the most comprehensive attempts to estimate how many people have embraced Islam.

Following the global spread of violent Islamism, British Muslims have faced more scrutiny, criticism and analysis than any other religious community. Yet, despite the often negative portrayal of Islam, thousands of Britons are adopting the religion every year.

Estimating the number of converts living in Britain has always been difficult because census data does not differentiate between whether a religious person has adopted a new faith or was born into it. Previous estimates have placed the number of Muslim converts in the UK at between 14,000 and 25,000.

But a new study by the inter-faith think-tank Faith Matters suggests the real figure could be as high as 100,000, with as many as 5,000 new conversions nationwide each year.

By using data from the Scottish 2001 census – the only survey to ask respondents what their religion was at birth as well as at the time of the survey – researchers broke down what proportion of Muslim converts there were by ethnicity and then extrapolated the figures for Britain as a whole.

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Ebola death toll crosses 4,000 mark

Latest figure put at 4,033 as UN special envoy calls for greater resources and effort to battle epidemic in West Africa.

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Source: aljazeera.com

More than 4,000 people have died in the Ebola epidemic that broke out in West Africa at the start of the year, according to the latest figures released by the World Health Organisation.

The WHO said on Friday that as of October 8, 4,033 people have died of Ebola out of a total of 8,399 registered cases in seven countries. The last toll put the figures at 3,865 dead from 8,033 cases.

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Zulhijjah, and the meaning of sacrifice

By: Mufti Taqi Usmani

Sourcealbalagh.net

Zulhijjah is the last month of the Islamic calendar. Literally, it means ” the possessor of hajj.” Obviously, this name of the month indicates that the great annual worship of “hajj” is performed in this month, which gives it special significance. Some specific merits and rules relevant to this month are mentioned below:

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Here is Haredi burka Jewish sect that observe more stricter Veil than Muslims

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Source: yourjewishnews.com

By: John Roberts

Just in case if you think that Muslims are the only one who wears Burqa. Here is Haredi burka Jewish sect that observe more stricter Veil than Muslims.

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish women have always felt proud wearing modest dresses.

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish women proudly dress modestly in order not to attract attention of men who are not their husband.

Now, in some ultra-Orthodox Jewish sects, women have gone to a new level of modesty by covering their whole body and face.

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Turkey is world’s third most generous aid donor

Global report says Turkey donated $1.6 billion in 2013.

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Source: worldbulletin.net

Turkey was the world’s third most generous country of 2013 in terms of international aid, according to a report on global humanitarian assistance.

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1/3 of Americans Believe 9/11 Was an Inside Job False Flag Attack, According to Major Polls (Video)

info-pictogram1 1/3 of Americans Believe 9/11 Was an Inside Job, False Flag Attack, According to Major Polls.