The Arab Time Capsule: Once You Were the Leaders of Islamic Civilization – Media Monitors Network (MMN)

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Home / Headlines / The Arab Time Capsule: Once You Were the Leaders of Islamic Civilization - Media Monitors Network (MMN)The Arab Time Capsule: Once You Were the Leaders of Islamic Civilizationby Mahboob A. Khawaja(Tuesday, January 26, 2010)"Are there any Muslim leaders open to listening and learning for their own good and capable to articulate a navigational change to serve the interests of the Muslim Ummah?"“It is highly probable that but for the Arabs modern European civilization would never have arisen at all; it is absolutely certain that but for them, it would not have assumed that character which has enabled it to transcend all previous phases of evolution. For although there is not a single aspect of European growth in which the decisive influence of Islamic culture is not…
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Biswa Ijtema ends today

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Biswa Ijtema ends today Lakhs to join Akheri Munajat slide showDevoteesare heading towards Ijtema ground on the bank of Turag yesterday. Thecongregation will conclude today with the final supplication--AkheriMunajat. Photo: Anisur RahmanStaff Correspondent BiswaIjtema, the largest congregation of Muslims next to hajj, passed itssecond day yesterday with Islamic scholars from different countriesdelivering sermons on various aspects of Islam throughout the day.Severallakh devotees from home and more than 70 countries have gathered at thevenue of the three-day Ijtema that ends today, organisers said.Akheri Munajat (concluding prayers) will mark the end of thecongregation held each year on the bank of the Turag river in Tongi.Moulana Jobayerul Hasan of India is scheduled to lead the Munajat that begins in between 12:00 noon and 12:30 pm.Meanwhile, five devotees died from Friday midnight till yesterday…
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The Afterlife

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It is the story of a girl who, before embracing Islam, belonged to a family associated with extremist Hindu organization Shiv Sena. Here is a brief interview of the girl named Kavita. Her name was later changed to Nur Fatima when she converted to Islam.Question: What was your name before embracing Islam?Answer: My name was Kavita. While my nickname was Poonam.Question: And what is your Islamic name?Answer: I have been named as Nur Fatima after embracing Islam.Question: Where were you born and what is your age now?Answer: I was born in Mumbai and I am 30. But I consider myself as a five-year-old because my knowledge about Islam is not more than a five-year-old Muslim kid’s knowledge.Question: Would you please tell us about your education?Answer: After schooling from Mumbai, I…
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Honey, Honey, Honey, Oh Honey, It's a Qur'aan's Word !!

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Scientific research that is in accordance with Sharia has helped us a lot in understanding some honey issues in much greater depth. A Hadith points out a tradition that says, “If it is used at least thrice in a month at early morning, the one who uses it will remain safe from diseases.” Fresh honey is highly beneficial but should not be used with fish, vinegar, radish or melon. Always store honey in a glass jar that should not have even a single drop of water, as even a few drops of water can destroy honey’s value.Beneficial for cardiac patientsThe heart muscle works continuously and needs glucose to make up energy expended. When a very small quantity of glucose (0.1 percent) is added to physiological saline in which an isolated…
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Bangladeshi Muslim cabbie in NY returns cash left in taxi

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Bangladeshi cabbie in NY returns cash left in taxi Mukul Asadujjaman: "I did the honest thing" A Bangladeshi taxi driver in New York City has gone out of his way to track down the person who left thousands of dollars in cash in the back of his cab.Mukul Asadujjaman, a medical student, drove nearly 80km (50 miles) to an address he found with the money. He left his phone number when he found no-one at home. The money belonged to an Italian grandmother visiting the US. Mr Asadujjaman was offered a reward, but he turned it down saying that as a devout Muslim he could not accept it. Felicia Lettieri, of Pompeii, Italy, and six relatives had taken two cabs on Christmas Eve, Newsday newspaper reported. Mrs Lettieri, 72, left…
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American Muslims raising funds to repair Malaysian churches

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American Muslims raising funds to repair Malaysian churches WASHINGTON (AP) — An American Muslim group has donated the first $1,000 to an account it established to pay for repairs to Christian churches that have been firebombed in Malaysia. Ibrahim Hooper, spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, says CAIR is asking American Muslims and other people of good will to contribute. Nine churches were attacked in recent days after Malaysia's High Court struck down a government ban on non-Muslims using the word "Allah" to refer to God in their literature. Hooper suggests that the ban was wrong-headed, since "Allah" is simply the Arabic word for God. He says donations to the fund will be turned over to the Malaysian embassy for repairs to the damaged churches. On the Net: www.cair.com…
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Israel opens organ theft hearing

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Israel opens organ theft hearing Israel's parliament opened testimony on Wednesday over the organ theft allegations  [AP] Israel's parliament has begun hearings on the theft of human organs from Palestinians, Israelis and foreign workers without their relatives' permission. Israeli health officials testified on Wednesday that Israeli authorities harvested organs from the dead bodies of Israelis and Palestinians in the 1990s for transplant purposes. The testimony came three days after the government admitted to the practice, following previous denials. Al Jazeera's Sherine Tadros, reporting from Jerusalem, said Wednesday's hearing was not the first time Israeli officials have had to face difficult questions in parliament about the organ theft issue. "What we tended to see in the past was officials trying to skirt around the issue, really not wanting to confirm or deny that organ theft took…
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Israel admits to organ thefts

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Israel admits to organ thefts Harvested organs were alleged to have been used by the military and in public hospitals [File: AFP] Israel has admitted that it harvested organs from the dead bodies of Palestinians and Israelis in the 1990s, without permission from their families. The admission follows the release of an interview with Jehuda Hiss, the former head of Israel's forensic institute, in which he said that workers at the institute had harvested skin, corneas, heart valves and bones from Israelis, Palestinians and foreign workers. In the interview, which was conducted in 2000 when Hiss was head of Tel Aviv's Abu Kabir forensic institute, he said: "We started to harvest corneas ... Whatever was done was highly informal. No permission was asked from the family." Nancy Scheper-Hughes, who conducted the…
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Israel admits to organ thefts

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Israel admits to organ thefts Harvested organs were alleged to have been used by the military and in public hospitals [File: AFP] Israel has admitted that it harvested organs from the dead bodies of Palestinians and Israelis in the 1990s, without permission from their families. The admission follows the release of an interview with Jehuda Hiss, the former head of Israel's forensic institute, in which he said that workers at the institute had harvested skin, corneas, heart valves and bones from Israelis, Palestinians and foreign workers. In the interview, which was conducted in 2000 when Hiss was head of Tel Aviv's Abu Kabir forensic institute, he said: "We started to harvest corneas ... Whatever was done was highly informal. No permission was asked from the family." Nancy Scheper-Hughes, who conducted the…
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Families of disappeared accuse Moscow of dirty war

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Families of disappeared accuse Moscow of dirty war This Nov. 12, 2009 photo shows Leila Pliyeva holding photos of her son Alikshan Pliyev in the city of Nazran in Russia's Ingushetia region. Pliyev was talking on his cell phone with his girlfriend one autumn afternoon when two dozen masked men in uniforms stormed into his family's house, grabbed him and began to hustle him away. He hasn't been seen since. Officials in Ingushetia say they don't know anything about Pliyev's abduction, one of scores in recent months that have caused fresh outrage and grief in a region already scoured by years more than 15 years of armed conflict. (AP Photo/Douglas Birch) (Douglas Birch - AP)   Enlarge Photo   » Links to this article adsonar_placementId=1483491;adsonar_pid=1900767;adsonar_ps=-1;adsonar_zw=228;adsonar_zh=215;adsonar_jv="ads.adsonar.com"; By DOUGLAS BIRCH The Associated Press Sunday,…
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