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Friday 1 August 2014

 

Hamas, Israel agree to UN-backed ceasefire

Source : Presstv / 26 Jul 2014

The Palestinian resistance movement Hamas and Israel have agreed to a 12-hour truce brokered by the United Nations.

On Friday, the two sides accepted to implement the ceasefire which will begin at 7:00 a.m. (0400 GMT) on Saturday.

 

10,400 Thai Muslims to perform Haj

Source : Arab news / 26 Jul 2014

Thailand, where Muslims are the second largest religious group after Buddhists, has announced a new policy under which more than 10,000 Thai Muslims will perform Haj this year.

 

Did FBI push Muslims to plot terror attacks?

Source : Al Arabiya / 26 Jul 2014

Since the 9/11 attacks, the FBI has supported and in some cases even paid American Muslims to carry out terrorist acts during ‘sting operations’, a human rights groups claimed in a report published Monday.

 

Police fear arson after Sweden mosque fire

Source : The Local / 26 Jul 2014

Swedish police suspect arson after buildings at a mosque in Norrköping in eastern Sweden burned down in the early hours of Friday morning.

“Some of the buildings have been saved but there is a great deal of damage, both smoke and water damage,” said Stefan Hagdahl at the emergency services in Östergötland to the local Nörrköpings Tidning daily.

 

Night of Power (Laylat al-Qadr)

Source : Soundvision.com / 26 Jul 2014

Laylatul Qadr (the Night of Power) is described in the Quran as: {better than a thousand months} (Al-Qadr 97: 3)

Any action done on this night such as reciting the Quran, remembering God, etc. is better than acting for one thousand months which do not contain the Night of Power.

 

Zakat-ul-Fitr

Source : Islamweb / 26 Jul 2014

Question

Please give me details on Zakaatul-Fitr, is it possible to give money instead of food items?

 

Death toll from Israel's Gaza onslaught surpasses 800

Source : World Bulletin / 25 Jul 2014

Eight residents of the Gaza Strip were killed by Israeli strikes on different parts of the Gaza Strip early on Friday, which brings Gaza's total death toll since the beginning of Israel's war on the Palestinian strip on July 7 to 807, a Palestinian Health Ministry official said.

 

Fire broke out in the Grand Mosque in Mecca

Source : Arab News / 25 Jul 2014

Makkah Gov. Prince Mishaal bin Abdullah has urged the Civil Defense, as well as the contracting company responsible for the Grand Mosque expansion project, to adopt safety measures to prevent any possible fire during ongoing construction works after a fire gutted wooden scaffoldings on the northern side of the Grand Mosque on Wednesday, injuring three workers.

 

Ramadan recipes: Pamper yourself with Persian poached pears

Source : Al Arabiya / 25 Jul 2014

As Ramadan draws to a close why not treat yourself with a truly indulgent, special dessert – a poached Persian pear.

Juicy, delicate and aromatic, cooking this delicacy will fill the house with a spiced aroma and leave you dreaming of more!

 

First U.N. aid convoy enters Syria without government consent

Source : Reuters / 25 Jul 2014

The United Nations sent its first humanitarian aid convoy into rebel-held areas of Syria without government consent on Thursday as U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon accused warring parties of denying assistance to millions of people in need as a tactic of war.

 
 

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