- Vanity & Arrogance - Saturday, February 09, 2008

Look at this short clip from the movie A Devil's Advocate.


Roget's Thesaurus states: "Vanity": A regarding of oneself with undue favor: amour-propre, conceit, ego, egoism, egotism, narcissism, pride, vainglory, vainness. Slang: ego trip. See self-love.

NOW: Think about how much these characteristics are growing among Muslims these days even though Islam forbids arrogance, vanity or any of the above synonyms.

Shaitan will try and fool us in the smallest and most discreet ways. Be careful and always be humble.

“And turn not your face away from men with pride, nor walk in insolence through the earth. Verily, Allaah likes not any arrogant boaster. And be moderate (or show no insolence) in your walking, and lower your voice. Verily, the harshest of all voices is the braying of the asses.”
[Luqmaan 31:18-19]

Thank ALLAH for your successes and make duaa to ALLAH that He protect you and all Muslims from the evil of ourselves: our arrogance.

For more about "arrogance" and how to cure arrogance, go to Islam Q&A: Arrogance

- The Haram Police (Ummah Films) -

Assalamu Alaikom,
Sad to say, this happens a lot in the Muslim ummah. We are quick to criticize and label what others are doing as haram without looking at our own actions and trying to fix ourselves as well. This is a sign of arrogance, something that is very despised in Islam.

"O you who have believed, let not a people ridicule [another] people; perhaps they may be better than them....and do not insult one another and do not call each other by [offensive] nicknames." (Qur'an 49:11)

Abu Bakr as-Siddiq [ra] said: "I heard Allah's Apostle [saws] saying: "When people see an oppressor but do not prevent him from (doing evil), it is likely that Allah will punish them all.' " [Abu Dawud & At-Tirmidhi]

and He, (saw) continued and said:

"Nay, by Allah, you either enjoin good and forbid evil and catch hold of the hand of the oppressor and persuade him to act justly and stick to the truth, or Allah will involve the hearts of some of you with the hearts of others and will curse you as He had cursed them." [Abu Dawud & At-Tirmidhi]

Abdullah bin Mas..ud [ra] reported: Allah's Messenger [saws] said, "The first defect (in religion) which affected the Children of Israel in the way that man would meet another and say to him: ..Fear Allah and abstain from what you are doing, for this is not lawful for you.'

- Revelation in "Passion of the Christ" -

The prophecy depicted in this movie can be found in the Bible, Gospel according to John:16. However, in the bible the word used there is "Helper", an english translation that comes from the Greek word paraclete. However, we know that Jesus pbuh spoke neither English nor Greek. He spoke Aramaic, as seen in the movie.

- Hijab Etiquette -

I get a lot of questions about hijab sent to me, so here is an article about Hijab Etiquette (Source: anwary-islam.com).

This is a very good site about hijab: Muhajabah: Tips for Beginning to Wear the Hijab. It discusses the proper rules of hijab, and encourages women to wear hijab and put away any fears.

The hijab is an act of obedience to Allah and to his prophet (pbuh), Allah says in the Qur'an: ..It is not for a believer, man or woman, when Allah and His messenger have decreed a matter that they should have an option in their decision. And whoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger, has indeed strayed in a plain error.' (S33:36).

Allah also said: 'And tell the believing women to lower their gaze (from looking at forbidden things) and protect their private parts (from illegal sexual acts, etc) and not to show off their adornment except what must (ordinarily) appear thereof, that they should draw their veils over their Juyubihinna.'(S24:31).

Juyubihinna: The respected scholars from As-Salaf As-Saleh (righteous predecessors) differed whether the veil cover of the body must include the hands and face or not. Today, respected scholars say that the hands and face must be covered. Other respected scholars say it is preferable for women to cover their whole bodies.

Allah (subhana wa'atala) made the adherence to the hijab a manifestation for chastity and modesty. Allah says: 'O Prophet! Tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks (veils) over their bodies (when outdoors). That is most convenient that they should be known and not molested.' (S33:59). In the above Ayaah there is an evidence that the recognition of the apparent beauty of the woman is harmful to her. When the cause of attraction ends, the restriction is removed. This is illustrated in the case of elderly women who may have lost every aspect of attraction. Allah (swt) made it permissible for them to lay aside their outer garments and expose their faces and hands reminding, however, that is still better for them to keep their modesty.

Allah (swt) had shown us the hikma (wisdom) behind the legislation of the hijab: ..And when you ask them (the Prophet's wives) for anything you want, ask them from behind a screen, that is purer for your hearts and their hearts.' (S33:53).

The hijab makes for greater purity for the hearts of believing men and women because it screens against the desire of the heart. Without the hijab, the heart may or may not desire. That is why the heart is more pure when the sight is blocked (by hijab) and thus the prevention of fitna (evil actions is very much manifested. The hijab cuts off the ill thoughts and the greed of the sick hearts:

..Be not soft in speech, lest he in whose heart is a disease (of hypocrisy or evil desire for adultery, etc) should be moved with desire, but speak in an honourable manner.' (S33:32)

The prophet (pbuh) said: "Allah, Most High, is Heaven, is Ha'yeii (Bashful), Sit'teer (Shielder). He loves Haya' (Bashfulness) and Sitr (Shielding; Covering)." The Prophet (pbuh) also said: "Any woman who takes off her clothes in other than her husband's house (to show off for unlawful purposes), has broken Allah's shield upon her. "The hadith demonstrates that depending upon the kind of action committed there will be either reward (if good) or punishment (if bad).

Allah (swt) says in the Qur'an: ..O children of Adam! We have bestowed raiment upon you to cover yourselves (screen your private parts, etc) and as an adornment. But the raiment of righteousness, that is better.'(S7:26). The widespread forms of dresses in the world today are mostly for show off and hardly taken as a cover and shield of the woman's body. To the believing women, however the purpose is to safeguard their bodies and cover their private parts as a manifestation of the order of Allah. It is an act of Taqwah (righteousness).

Allah (swt) did not address His words about the hijab except to the believing women, Al-Mo'minat. In many cases in the Qur'an Allah refers to the "the believing women". Aisha (RA), the wife of the prophet (pbuh), addressed some women from the tribe of Banu Tameem who came to visit her and had light clothes on them, they were improperly dressed: "If indeed you are believing women, then truly this is not the dress of the believing women, and if you are not believing women, then enjoy it."

There are two authentic hadith which state: "Each religion has a morality and the morality of Islam is haya'" AND "Bashfulness is from belief, and belief is in Al-Jannah (paradise)". The hijab fits the natural bashfulness which is a part of the nature of women.

The hijab fits the natural feeling of Gheerah, which is intrinsic in the straight man who does not like people to look at his wife or daughters. Gheerah is a driving emotion that drives the straight man to safeguard women who are related to him from strangers. The straight MUSLIM man has Gheerah for ALL MUSLIM women In response to lust and desire, men look (with desire) at other women while they do not mind that other men do the same to their wives or daughters. The mixing of sexes and absence of hijab destroys the Gheera in men. Islam considers Gheerah an integral part of faith. The dignity of the wife or daughter or any other Muslim woman must be highly respected and defended.

- Allah will Give Shade to Seven -

The Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam) said,
Allah will give shade to seven, on the Day when there will be no shade but His:

1. A just ruler,
2. A youth who has been brought up in the worship of Allah,
3. A man whose heart is attached to the Masjid, from the time he goes out of the Masjid until he gets back to it,
4. Two persons who love each other only for Allah's sake and they meet and part in Allah's cause only,
5. A man who gives charitable gifts so secretly that his left hand does not know what his right hand has given,
6. A man who refuses the call of a charming woman of noble birth for illicit intercourse with her and says: "I am afraid of Allah” and
7. A person who remembers Allah in seclusion and his eyes are then flooded with tears.” (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

- Seven Reasons to Read the Qur'an -

By: Shabir Ali

(1) Intimate: It dares you to disprove it. How? It says that humans can not write a book like this even if they pooled all their resources together and got help also from the spirits. The Quran said this fourteen hundreds years ago and yet no one has been able to disprove it. Billions of books have been written - but not another one like the Quran.

(2) Incorruptible: It is the only religious sacred writing which has been in circulation for such a long time and yet remains as pure as it was in the beginning. The Quran was kept intact. Nothing was added to it; nothing was changed in it; and nothing was taken away from it ever since it was completely revealed 1400 years ago.

(3) Unsurpassable: The Quran is God's final revelation to humankind. God revealed the Torah to Moses, the Psalms to David, the Gospel to Jesus, and finally the Quran to Muhammad. Peace be upon all of them. No other book will come from God to surpass his final revelation.

(4) Indisputable: The Quran withstands the test of time and scrutiny. No one can dispute the truth of this book. It speaks about past history and turns out right. It speaks about the future in prophecies and it turns out right. It mentions details of physical phenomena which were not known to people at the time; yet later scientific discoveries confirm that the Quran was right all along. Every other book needs to be revised to accord with modern knowledge. The Quran alone is never contradicted by a modern discovery.

(5) Your Roadmap for Life and Afterlife: The Quran is the best guidebook on how to structure your life. No other book presents such a comprehensive system involving all aspects of human life and endeavor. The Quran also points out the way to secure everlasting happiness in the afterlife. It is your roadmap showing how to get to paradise.

(6) God's Gift of Guidance: God has not left you alone. You were made for a reason. God tells you why he made you, what he demands from you, and what he has in store for you. If you operate a machine contrary to it's manufacture specification you will ruin that machine. What about you? Do you have an owner's manual for you? The Quran is from your function for success lest you fail to function. It is a healing mercy from God. It satisfies the soul, and cleans the heart. It removes doubts and brings peace.

(7) Your Calling Card to Communicate with God: Humans are social creatures. We love to communicate with other intelligent life. The Quran tells us how to communicate with the source of all intelligence and the source of all life- the One God. The Quran tells us who God is, by what name we should address God, and the way in which to communicate with God. Are these not seven sufficient reasons for reading the Quran?

- Signs of Allah in Eyes - Sunday, January 21, 2007

Our eyes are taking 10 pictures per second. So on a daily basis, the eyes are constantly taking 576,000 pictures if a person sleeps for 8 hours. Which camera in this world can continue to function for years and years without being electronically charged like the eyes? Indeed, the creations of Allah are something to think about.

In addition, an average eye blinks 12 times a minute. That's an amazing 11,520 blinks a day if a person sleeps for 8 hours. There are diseases which prevent a person from blinking by causing the eye lids not to open or close. The people suffering from such diseases trully understand the value of blinking. Let us thank Allah for allowing us to blink over 10,000 times a day without paying a dollar.

- Unity in the Ummah - Sunday, January 14, 2007

By Mohammed Al-Hilli

"And hold fast, all together, by the rope of Allah, and be not divided among yourselves; and remember with gratitude Allah's favour on you, for you were enemies and He united your hearts, so that by His grace you became brothers"(3:103)

When the Muslim Ummah discusses the issue of Islamic unity, it is discussing one of the important objectives in establishing and spreading the Deen of Allah (SWT). It is without doubt that an Islamic Ummah cannot live in peace and harmony without a state of unity, in addition to this there exist obstacles and many hurdles facing a disunited society in calling non-Muslims to Islam.

In order to justify unity, we do not need to look any further than the realm of Islam, through the holy Quran and hadith. It is clear from the above ayeh that Allah (SWT) has made unity an obligation for all Muslims, irrespective of their opinions.

This therefore leads to the understanding that those who call for disunity or who do not recognise the need for unity amongst Muslims are disobeying the clear orders of the Almighty (SWT) and His messenger (SAWW).

Furthermore, in other verses Allah (SWT) clearly indicates He will severely punish the instigators of disunity:
"Be not like those who are divided amongst themselves and fall into disputations after receiving clear signs: for them is a dreadful penalty.."(3:105)

The Prophet (SAW) also says in a hadith "Unity is mercy, while disunity is punishment."

Another reason for immediate Islamic unity is the present situation of the Ummah.

Islam has and continues to be a target of attack for the enemy in raising up old disputes and creating new ones amongst Muslims. It is evident that many catastrophes, crises, turmoil and disturbances are occurring in the Muslim world. From the massacres in Kosovo to the genocide in Iraq, the Ummah seems to be in a complete state of uncertainty and grief. Most Islamic intellectuals agree that all this is a direct consequence of disunity amongst Muslims, and a punishment from Allah (SWT):

"And those who disbelieve are allies of one another, (and) if you (Muslims in the world) do not do so (become united) there will be fitnah (wars, battles) and oppression on earth, and a great mischief and corruption".(8: 73)

In addition, a consequence of disunity is that the Ummah becomes weak, suffers from low morale and wastes energy addressing minor problems. This of course leads to personality conflicts and hatred or tension, and whilst all this is happening the enemies of slam rejoice and continue to implement their 'wicked' plans against the Ummah.

Having established the importance of Islamic unity, one might ask why is it not being achieved or is slow in progression. The answer to this question is very deep and complex, diverging into many different roots but which all meet somewhere on the same line. This line is that of ignorance.

One of the causes of disunity is that many Muslims are ignorant about their obligation to strive for unity and to maintain it. This, of course, stems back to education and learning the important Islamic principles and ideology.

Others cause disputes and distension, practice hypocrisy or show greed and selfishness. The love of this life, the tendency to dominate over each other and propagation of racism and nationalisation are other causes of disunity.

It is important to understand that disagreements between Muslims are unavoidable. We must be able to clearly distinguish between expressing differences of opinion and creating hatred and distension in the community. This is evident in the holy Quran, where we understand that a beautiful sign of the Almighty's infinite creativity is the variation and diversity that we find everywhere in the universe. As people differ in intelligence levels, aptitudes and levels of understanding, we can expect differences of opinion.

From this we can safely say that regarding understanding the deep and rich meanings of the holy Quran and the Sunnah, Muslim scholars will inevitably differ with each other.

However this process must not lead to disregard and rivalry, rather only be a point of minor judicial and theological disagreements or understanding of a particular verse or hadith.

This brings us to the point of the practical approaches to Islamic unity. In establishment of unity between Muslims, we cannot have the objective of eliminating the diversity of various Islamic sects, rather we consider the convergence of Muslim thoughts and discuss topics of interest in which there is common agreement.

"Say, O, people of the book! Come to a word common between us and you."

Thus irrespective of the divergent view and practices of the Muslims, as long as all sects agree to worship the Almighty Allah (SWT) and obey Prophet Mohammad (SAW) we will all remain inside the extensive circle of the Muslim Ummah.

We can all agree that unity can be achieved if we build it on the original sources of guidance, the holy Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet (SAW). This is the basic requirement. As Muslims we need to start our arguments and dialogues from the point of harmony.

Many agree that all Muslims have several things in common which consequently can lead to strong alliance. Apart from the fact that we all worship Allah (SWT) and believe in the Prophet (SAW), as well as perform many other obligations such as fasting and Hajj in the same manner, we all have a common world view and are part of the great Islamic culture and civilisation. These common features are a great source of power for the struggle against the enemy.

In addition to this, we all must have a strong sense of brotherhood, whereby Muslims love and understand one another better, as well as leaving any hostility behind and respecting each other.

However, religious prejudice can result from the long history of differences as well as psychological, social and historical pressures, and this must be kept in mind.

Hence it is important to familiarise and educate Muslims about holding refined dialogues, based on the glorious Quran, in order to move forward and build a strong and cohesive Islamic society.

"Call them to your Lord with wisdom and kind advice and debate with them in the most appropriate way."

One major obstacle in achieving Islamic unity is the existence of those so-called 'Muslims' who use every possible means of attacking other Muslim sects publicly either verbally or by means of force. This is manifested either by speeches or writings in books and journals, or through instigating series of killings and violence. These people are not only severely damaging the slow process of unity, but are greatly aiding the enemies of Islam in achieving their vicious goals of total Islamic destruction.

Our pure objective in achieving unity in this life is the establishment of the Deen of Allah (SWT), rather than the domination of one sect by another. Unless this present dominant mood is removed, and until total adherence to pure Islam through appropriate methods of Islamic debate is achieved, it will be difficult to envisage a united and cohesive Ummah.

We should not lose faith or hope if unity is not established today, but must work and be determined towards the future. Moreover, we must not be drawn into the trap of the opponents of Islamic unity, who constantly hide the true nature of Islamic alliance and falsely claim that a unified Islamic Ummah is impractical and is bound to fail.

We cannot over-emphasise the importance of achieving a complete state of cohesion and unity in the Muslim Ummah. We must bear this in mind in every dialogue or argument that we enter, and in every action we perform. Only by achieving this united Islamic Ummah that we can stop the oppression and the domination by the enemies of Islam. At that time justice, security and peace will not be a mere aim but a true reality.

"O Allah, we earnestly desire from You, an honored state, through which You strengthen Islam and its people, and degrade hypocrisy and its followers. And make us in it, amongst the inviters towards Your obedience, and leaders to your path, And give us through it, honour of the world and the hereafter."

- Scarves do not kill, Veils do not explode - Saturday, October 21, 2006

(go to the link - one can post comments after the article)

Targeting Muslims - the new Inquisition
By Bradley Burston

Were I a Muslim living in the West, I'd be mad as hell. Not to mention terrified.

Were I a Muslim living in the West, I'd begin to believe that a new Inquisition had begun. An inquisition aimed at no one but Muslims.

Were I a Muslim living in the West, my wife, or my sister, or my daughter might well decide to wear a headscarf or a veil when she went out in public.

Perhaps it would be because she was tired of men and boys ogling her, objectifying her. Perhaps it would be because she felt she was entitled to her dignity. Perhaps she simply might prefer modesty and privacy to fashion slavery.

Perhaps she just thought it was a free country.

And perhaps, on that last point, she would have been mistaken.

For years, and especially since 9/11, law-abiding Muslims have been verbally and physically attacked across North America and Europe. They are scorned for their faith, shunned for their piety, falsely condemned for dual-loyalty, blamed for the crimes of terrorists they abhor.

Of late, however, there has been a disturbing new trend, particularly in Europe, where cabinet ministers and influential lawmakers have increasingly made it their mission to combat, of all things, the head scarf and veil worn by growing numbers of Muslim women and girls.

# In Germany, the states of Baden-Wurttenberg and Bavaria recently introduced legislation to outlaw the wearing of head scarves in schools.

Bavarian Education Monika Hohlmeier said the head scarf was increasingly being used as a political symbol. To the understandable ire of Muslims, Hohlmeier went on to say that it was acceptable to wear Christian crosses or Jewish symbols.

# In Spain, home to the original Inquisition, Minister for Social Affairs Juan Carlos Aparicio was quoted as having said that the Muslim veil was "not a religious sign but a form of discrimination against women," and having compared it to genital mutilation.

# In Britain, the government minister for race and faith relations, Phil Woolas, was quoted this week as demanding that Muslim teaching assistant Aisha Azmi, 24, who refused to remove her veil at work, be fired for that reason.

"She should be sacked," Woolas was quoted as telling the Sunday Mirror. "She has put herself in a position where she can't do her job."

Azmi worked at the Headfield Church of England junior school in Dewsbury, which took pains to state that her suspension had nothing to do with religion.

The scarf issue had already taken center stage when former British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, now an MP and Leader of the House of Commons, voiced public objections to the wearing of the niqab, a full-face veil, at face-to-face meetings with his constituents.

The national debate has since widened, with David Davis, a top Conservative Party official, taking the anti-veil stance to a new level.

''What Jack touched on was the fundamental issue of whether in Britain we are developing a divided society,'' Davis said. ''Whether we are inadvertently encouraging a kind of voluntary apartheid.''

The anti-veil arguments dovetail with a parallel campaign, which takes as its premise the concept that Islam itself renders its adherents incapable of integrating into Western societies.

"If you are going to have Islamic schools, the question is whether they are going to embrace Western values," Patrick Sookhdeo, a Pakistan-born Anglican priest in England who converted from Islam, told the New York Times this month.

"I would argue that Islamic values are not compatible with Western values," he said.

And what Western values might these be? Are they the time-honored Western values of intolerance for people of color, suspicion and marginalization of non-Christians, fear and loathing of non-Whites? Exploitation of and contempt for the residents of former imperial possessions and colonies?

At this point, there will be a pause for the springloaded Islamophobes among us to suggest that it is any society's right and duty to protect itself against elements that may foment terrorism. There will be those who will argue that the veil may both mask and encourage extremism.

Perhaps it is time for us in the Western world to declare that Islam has a right to exist.

Perhaps it is time for us to recognize that non-violent, non-Judeo-Christian religious observance is a right, not an act of war.

Scarves don't explode. Veils do not kill. The niqab does not incite.

It takes courage to wear the veil in the West. Certainly, no one should be forced to wear it against her will. But those who do so voluntarily, have chosen to brave ridicule, and perhaps to risk their own livelihood. They have made a choice for self-respect, in the face of all that is vacuous in contemporary Western civilization, where the worship of the superficial has taken on the potency and universality of a state religion.

We in the West have allowed the veil to become the symbol of all that we do not know and do not trust about Islam.

In the Age of Paris Hilton, however, the West desperately needs women who devote themselves to serious pursuits, to the betterment of society, women who believe that self-esteem and dignity are worthy values. If they choose to wear a veil, and we take offense, that is wholly our problem. We have no business making it theirs.

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- Sites for Charity & Zakat - Friday, October 20, 2006

With Ramadan coming to a close, it is essential we think about Zakat and charity. Please take a look at these...

"It is not righteousness that ye turn your faces to the East and the West; but righteous is he who believeth in Allah and the Last Day and the angels and the Scripture and the prophets; and giveth wealth, for love of Him, to kinsfolk and to orphans and the needy and the wayfarer and to those who ask, and to set slaves free; and observeth proper worship and payeth the poor-due." -Al-Baqarah, Ayah 177

1. Islamic Relief Worldwide
Click on the pictures:

"I and the person who looks after an orphan will be in Paradise together like this..." (raising his forefinger and middle finger together). -- Hadith Bukhari

2. National Cancer Institute 57357



"Read! In the Name of your Lord, Who has created (all that exists). Has (He) created man from a clot? Read! And your Lord is the Most Generous. Who has taught (the writing) by the pen. Has taught man that which he knew not. Nay! Verily, man does transgress all bounds. Because he considers himself self-sufficient. Surely! Unto your Lord is the return." --Al-Alaq, Ayahs 1:8

A Video for Unicef:

5. Red Cross/Red Crescent

Click on Picture to be directed to Palestine Relief for Red Crescent:

6. Make Poverty History

- Starvation & Suicide ...hand in hand - Tuesday, October 17, 2006

In the 1994 Pulitzer Prize winning photograph on the left, an African boy, nothing but a skeleton, was trying to crawl towards a U.N. Food Shelter, about one kilometer away. Behind his back, a few yards away was a vulture waiting for the boy to die to feast. The vulture did not attack the living boy. It could have. But it has God-given law that it follows. Even the animals have law of God that they obey. Not the man. So many governments, groups and individuals have become worst than the vultures! May God have Mercy on the suffering humanity!

"By the Fig and the Olive, And the Mount of Sinai, And this City (Makkah) of security,- We have indeed created man in the best of moulds, Then do We abase him (to be) the lowest of the low,- Except such as believe and do righteous deeds: For they shall have a reward unfailing. Then what can, after this, contradict thee, as to the judgment (to come)? Is not Allah the wisest of judges?" (The Holy Quran, Surah 95)

The Truth

The picture is real as is the story of the photographer's suicide, but the alleged wording of his suicide note is fabricated.

Kevin Carter was a South African photojournalist.

The picture of the vulture stalking a starving girl is real and was taken in Sudan in 1993.

He was awarded Pulitzer prize in May of 1994 for the picture.

Two months later he connected a hose to the exhaust pipe of his pickup truck and committed suicide.

His long time friend Judith Matloff wrote in the Columbia Journalism review that Carter was the kind of person who seemed more affected by some of the violent events he photographed.

She says that he would often return from upsetting assignments with bouts crying, drinking, or using drugs.

She says that after he shot his Pulitzer prize winning picture, he "sat under a tree and cried and chain-smoked" and couldn't distance himself from the horror of what he saw.

He was criticized for not helping the boy in the picture and said he did not know what happened to him.

In his suicide note he said he was "depressed...without phone...money for tent...money for child support...money for debts...money!!!!!"

He also said he was haunted by vivid memories of killings, corpses, anger, pain, starving or wounded children, and trigger-happy madmen."

The eRumor includes a comment about world hunger that was created by someone along the way who decided to turn the picture into a lesson about not wasting food.

Such wording was not included in Carter's suicide note.



"When ever you see a person who has more wealth than you or is better than you in face or figure, you should look at someone else who is inferior to you in that respect" (al-Bukari and Muslim)

- Lord of Ramadan - CoTu - Monday, October 16, 2006

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Signs of Allah in Eyes
Unity in the Ummah
Scarves do not kill, Veils do not explode
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