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Al-Ihsan foundation: Syrian Refugee Appeal

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The ongoing conflict in Syria has caused one of the largest humanitarian crises in the last few centuries. The millions of civilians who have fled their home to find safety will struggle to stay warm this winter. Many of the refugees are living in shelters and poorly constructed tents without adequate clothing or protection from the cold, leaving them at risk of hypothermia, pneumonia and other deadly diseases. Your donation will go towards providing the necessary provisions to civilians living in refugee camps. Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.

$75 will go towards:

  • Blankets
  • Winter Clothes
  • Heater
  • Cooking Stove
  • Shelter
  • etc.

$50 will go towards:

  • Food Essentials
  • Baby Food
  • Hygiene Kit
  • etc.

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Bilal Official Teaser Trailer #1 (2015) Animation Movie HD (Video)

info-pictogram1 A thousand years ago, one boy with a dream of becoming a great warrior is abducted with his sister and taken to a land far away from home. Thrown into a world where greed and injustice rule all, Bilal finds the courage to raise his voice and make a change. Inspired by true events, this is a story of a real hero who earned his remembrance in time and history.

10 Things About Gaddafi They Don’t Want You To Know

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Source: realitieswatch.com

It’s almost 2015, and every single year more and more people are starting to question the information presented to them from mainstream western media outlets, and for good reason. What we are often presented with by corporate media, especially when it comes to political issues and war overseas is a twist of what’s really happening and sometimes even a fabrication of the story.

One great example is the “terrorist” group Al-Qaeda, it’s well documented that this group was supported and possibly created by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Not long ago an FBI whistleblower expressed her belief that the United States is reviving the terror scare with ISIS to promote and revive the terror war industry.

Here is a video of US four-star General Wesley Clark pretty much alluding to the same thing. One of the best examples to date were the tragic events that took place on 9/11. Other great examples are the acquisitions and territory take-overs for ulterior motives. The list goes on and on.

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Garden Pool: How An Old Swimming Pool Feeds A Family And Is Changing Food Production Science (Video)

info-pictogram1 Five years ago, a busted old swimming pool sat out of commission on the property of a foreclosed home in Mesa, Arizona, and from that damaged amenity, the Garden Pool movement was cultivated.

In 2009, Dennis and Danielle McClung bought that foreclosed home and empty swimming pool in need of expensive repairs. Instead of fixing up the swimming pool, McClung transformed the swimming pool into a self-sufficient, mini ecosystem. McClung built a plastic cap over the old swimming pool and began cultivating food where people once swam.

The Garden Pool featured a closed-loop ecosystem where tilapia, algae, and duckweed flourished alongside broccoli and sweet potatoes. McClung’s goal was to feed a family of five and within a calendar year, their Garden Pool saved the family 75 percent on their grocery bills.

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Q&A: Praying in a house where a dog lives

Source: http://www.questionsonislam.com/question/can-we-live-and-worship-house-having-dog

Question: 

I have a pet dog in the house and my sister in law will not pray in the house -saying it is a rule in the Koran-I say she can pray in a room that the dog is not allowed in-is there a direct quote in the koran and if so-where?
The Answer: 

“We can live and worship in a house having dog. It is enough for the floor that we perform salah on, to be clean.”

Is there a drawback in raising dog? Can we raise dog in the garden?

There are some hadith (word of prophet Muhammad) stating that “angels of God’s mercy and grace do not enter the house with a dog in it, some rewards of that home owner that he won for his good deeds decrease everyday, but it is permissible raising a dog for the purpose of hunting, for the sheep, and as a guard”. Also it has a possibility to harm our health and worship (which requires cleanness) because dog saliva and hair may spread around. Therefore if there is not a necessity it is not proper to have a dog inside the house. Raising a dog at home when there is no necessity is not haram (forbidden) but slightly makruh (disliked or abominable acts). In the Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence) this is called “tanzehan makruh” (not close to haram (illicit) liketahreman makruh but better if avoided).

In addition to this we can live and worship in a house having dog. It is enough for the floor that we perform salah on, to be clean.

Hz. Muhammad (pbuh) says: “Some rewards of a dog raising person that he won for his good deeds decrease everyday except that it is for hunting, for the sheep, or as a guard for gardens or fields.” (Bukhari, Zabaih, 6; Muslim, Musakhat, 46,50,56-58)

And when the hadith that declaring angels not entering a home with a dog in it taken into consideration, raising dog at home without a necessity like protection or hunting is banned in Islam, because: a) Poor and lonely people deserve the maintenance and spending of the people who can raise dog more.b) According to definite medical information there are many contagious diseases passing from dogs to humans.

c) A dog may scare or disturb people near home or coming home. (Günlük Hayatımızda Helaller ve Haramlar (Halals and Harams in Our Daily Life), Hayreddin Karaman, İz Yayıncılık)
For more information about Pets, please click on the link given below.

What does our religion say about raising domestic animals (cat, bird, fish…) at home?

 

Kindness at home

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Sourceislaaminfo.co.za

Islam is a beautiful religion, full of wisdom and harmony. If this wonderful religion is followed properly then a typical Muslim would only be a great example to follow. The Prophet sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam (May Allaah exalt his mention ) said: “The most perfect believer in faith is the one who is best in moral character…” [At-Tirmithi]

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Documentary: Is the American dream dead? (Video)

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info-pictogram1 A Johns Hopkins University study shows that for big segments of the population the American dream is dead. Johns Hopkins University researchers followed nearly 800 Baltimore schoolchildren for decades. What they discovered isn’t pretty: These children’s fates “were substantially determined by the family they were born into.” Correspondent Adam May joins some of those children on a “tour” – from prison, to schools, to the blighted neighborhoods they called home – to understand what the chances really are of escaping urban poverty in America. Read the full story.

THE TOP TEN MISTAKES POTENTIAL HOME-BUYERS MAKE WHEN PURCHASING A HOME

Source: muslimmatters.org

For most people, purchasing a home is the largest financial transaction that they’ll ever make. The purchase decision is without a doubt, one that must be made with careful thought and attention to detail. A potential homebuyer has many things to consider when purchasing a home. A Muslim homebuyer has the added concern of finding Sharia -Compliant financing. With the help of our Guidance Residential Account Executives, who have decades of experience working in the home-finance and residential real estate industries, we’ve compiled a list of the top ten mistakes homebuyers tend to make.

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Muhammad Ali can barely speak or leave home, brother says

Heavyweight boxing legend, 72, too ill to attend premiere of new documentary about his life

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Source: theguardian.com

By: Rory Carroll

Muhammad Ali’s Parkinson’s disease has advanced to the point he can barely speak or leave his Arizona home, according to a member of his family.

According to his younger brother, Rahman Ali, the 72-year-old former heavyweight world champion was too incapacitated to attend this week’s Hollywood premiere of a documentary about his life, I Am Ali.

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