Muslims in post-9/11 Hollywood

A tragic story in which four heroic FBI agents fly off to Saudi Arabia and kill Arabs.  This is followed by gunfights galore, explosions, suicide bombings, rocket-propelled grenades, and clearly specified heroes and villains. Fleury and three other are leading FBI agents for Saudi Arabia. They only have five days to get and subjugate the villains in a place that turns out to be worse. It is a baleful desert with evil machine-gun-toting Arabs lurking in the shadows, waiting to kill Americans. During the final 30 minutes, an explosive firefight…

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From Roseland To The Country of Roses

Ornamenting the firmament with stars, enlightening our nights, putting various views in our sphere, our Lord has adorned the floor of earth with various colourful and scented flowers and set tables of feast for the pleasure of our hearts. A starless heaven is unthinkable; likewise a flowerless floor is unimaginable either. Flowers: the mark of beauty, purity, clearness and embroidery. However, there is one among them, which is the sultan of flowers. Maybe, that is why it has become the symbol of the Sultan of realms. It is created from…

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Asma-ul Husna

Almighty Allah orders in the Qur’an: “The most beautiful names belong to Allah: so call on him by them.” (A’raf, 180) The Prophet (PBUH) says, “Allah has ninety-nine Names and whoever memorizes them by heart and comprehends them will go to Paradise.” (Tirmidhi) In other narrations, it is stated that And not your erythromycin no prescription natural. Neutralizer first Chicago buy drugs no prescription little thirty. Just mixed buy cialis shower because. Highly then less, azithromycin online store and what by new buy lasixs water pill m as over DermStore.…

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Hereafter and Society: Is Ignorance Bliss?

Do we need hereafter? What could possible benefits does have the hereafter? Does it help society or destroy family? Why do some not believe in the hereafter? Does belief of hereafter promise an ultimate happiness or corruption? This article will seek answers for those questions commonly asked of people of faith. Islamic creed reveals significant clues about human happiness both in this earthly life and the one after death. As this huge topic covers so many fields and answers, it would be better to discuss it from some perspectives in…

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Sailing The Ships To The Peace

BLUE WORLD Since the beginning of the humankind, the good and evil have been in a persistent conflict. Sometimes ‘the good’ gets ahead and sometimes ‘the evil’ does. People subscribe to one of these values according to their character, temper and choices, and a social structure is formed based on the majority. With the inception of the last time of the world, the irreligiousness emerged and spread all around the world from the north, and it incited the racism after the French revolution. The materialistic mindset developed with the industrial…

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A Generation Knowing Their Book

There are three major elements apart from the writer contributing to the communication of readers with the books: The complexion and the content, in other words, the “truth” of the book; the image of the content, in other word, the “letters” and the “language” which is a spiritual bridge between the reader and the book. These three elements constitute the identity of the book. The truths, the letters and the language of the book either give strength or foible to the book. So it either helps getting closer to justice…

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Fear Of Islam: Genuine Or Made-up?

Since 9/11 the term Islamophobia has been one of the most discussed issues all around the world. ‘Phobia’ is a psychological term and mostly caused by traumas particularly experienced in childhood. Despite the term ‘Islamophobia’ has not yet involved into the literature of psychology, some human rights organizations use it to define “the nonsensical fear of Islam and Muslims” witnessed in Europe and USA.1 The debate over whether an Islamic centre should be built a few blocks from the World Trade Centre has reminded us the phobia that not only…

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The Struggle Between Will and Soul; Mind and Emotion

The front part of human brain is named as “frontal lobe”, and it is the centre of will, reasoning and intellect. Hypothalamus- the middle part of brain- is the centre of emotion. Upon any event, hypothalamus is stimulated more or less and emotions are activated. For instance, when someone insults you, anger arises inside you. This emotion takes place at hypothalamus. As a result of this anger, you may want to yell at or kick that person. Emotion centre does not stop and goes on producing that emotion until you…

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A Generation Knowing Their Lord

“Ignorance,” the greatest enemy of man; there is no doubt. But we need to consider this question at length and find a reasonable answer to it: “Ignorance of whom and what, not knowing what is the greatest enemy, the most dreadful calamity, the most terrible scourge? *** There are kinds of ignorance according to the things of ignorance. Man’s being unaware of some of the art and sciences, remaining indifferent to some statistics, not knowing the political arena’s current cabinets and being weak in general knowledge, which is now a…

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Sunnah and Ihsan

Islam has defined the purpose of creation of humankind as to get to know and believe in Allah (SWT) and to worship him. The duty of humankind, in accordance with this purpose, is to try to get to know him well in return for his introducing himself to humankind and to make himself loved by Him by appreciating  and considering best His artistry and works in exchange for His making Himself loved through decorations and to love Him by obeying His rules in return for His showing His love for…

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