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September 2012

You Are The High Ones If You Are Believers

“And do not be sad or depressed. You are the high ones if you are believers.” TMQ [3:139] On  Saturday August 5th of this year, a lone gunman walked into a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, killing 7 worshippers before he was fatally shot by local police. On August 6th, in Joplin Missouri, a […]

Income Tax is Haram: The Islamic Perspective

“Class Warfare” and “Romneyhood” “The one who collects tax (maks) is in hell fire” [Ahmed] The aftermath of the current economic crisis, which started in the summer of 2008 is still making its ugly presence known  four years later. Countries like Greece, Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, and even the United States face austerity measures where […]

Muslim leaders sit while Muslims die

Burmese Persecution and Genocide of Muslims “There is something wrong with a regime that requires a pyramid of corpse every few years” George Orwell The first Muslim recorded in Burmese History was put to death by King Thaton in 1050 C.E. It is recorded in the “Hannan Yazawin Chronicle” that Byat Wi was put to […]

World News

US Arms Sales Hit Record High of $66 bn The United States’ weapons sales tripled in 2011, reaching to a record high of USD 66.3 billion, with Persian Gulf Arab countries as the main customers. A new report said that the country’s weapons sales in 2011 was an “extraordinary increase” over the USD 21.4 billion […]

National News

Hospital Medical Errors Kill over 800,000 Annually More than 100,000 deaths annually from lack of hygiene by medical personnel. More than 2,000 patients are killed daily due to medical errors, making medical errors the leading cause of death to Americans, exceeding heart disease and cancer. The U.S. has created an epidemic for both mortality (+800,000 […]

Final Word

Believers to be tested “The believers were tried and shaken with a mighty shaking”   TMQ [33:11] The above verse was revealed during the Battle of the Trench. It was an incident that shook the believers to their core. The Makkan Quraish, along with other tribes in the Arabian peninsula gathered an army of 10,000 troops […]