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Every Exit Is An Entry

I stumbled upon this line during my teenage years, at school, wondering what it actually meant, only taking for granted that it was the ‘motto’ for the school bowling club.

Back then, being quite a curious yet still naive teenager I was, the farthest interpretation that I could conjure out of my mind was to understand that the bowling ball will hit the pins, be exited from the lane, and enter a mysterious chamber that eventually, will roll it back to where it first came from.

And I thought it was cool. In fact, I still do.

The transitions of life, from phase to phase, permits us the possibility of facing endless consequences that arise from even our simplest actions, decisions, a spark of thought or perception.

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Posted by on December 15, 2009 in Artikel, English Section

 

Life is Too Short!

akhirat2Salam alaykum

In this very short period of life, we often stumble upon instances that made us ponder, rethink and reminisce the episodes of life that we have passed behind…

At times, it made us reflect the actions, decisions, and paths that we chose….Those that made us walk along the stretch of road that we go through everyday, each playing its part in making us a more matured individual…a more knowledgeable person…a more humble servant

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Posted by on October 25, 2009 in Artikel, English Section

 

My Hijab Treasure

NEW JERSEY — Rowaida Abdelaziz, 17, feels blessed with her hijab, and sees the simple piece of cloth covering her hair as a source of liberation.

It's not oppression…it's about self-respect," Abdelaziz says.

It's not oppression…it's about self-respect," Rowaida Abdelaziz says.

“It really feels good,” the New Jersey high school senior told the CNN on Wednesday, August 12.

Abdelaziz, the daughter of two Egyptians, willingly chose to put on hijab.

“My mom says a girl is like a jewel. When you have something precious, you usually hide it. You want to make sure you keep it safe until that treasure is ready to be found.”

Abdelaziz believes hijab has brought purpose and a beautiful dimension to her life.

When you actually wear it, it opens your eyes. It makes you want to explore your religious faith,” she says enthiustically.

“It felt like I was missing something and now I’m complete.”

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Introducing Islam to People

IslamIn a world that is interlinked with Internet, mass media, and all other forms of communications, people should be more encouraged to know each other, as the methods of accessing such knowledge are available in a wide scale more than before.

The unfortunate thing, though, is that the more advanced we become, the more estranged, individualistic, and relaxed we tend to be. This affects us badly as we become less social, less challenging, and less independent.

The Arabic noun ‘Dawah’ comes from the stem (d – aa – a) which has been coined to refer to many meanings, including inviting others to something, praying to God, or invoking someone or something.

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Posted by on June 2, 2009 in Artikel, English Section

 

US Muslims Remember “Pioneer” Leader

WASHINGTON — American Muslims are mourning Dr. Ahmed El-Kadi, a prominent leader who died this weekend after a life he spent sincerely serving Muslims and pioneering achievements that changed the face of the community.

“He was a role model for the American Muslims,” Sheikh Shaker El-Sayed, Imam of the Dar-Al-Hijra Islamic Center in Virginia and a longtime friend of Kadi, told IslamOnline.net.

“His leadership and guidance in pushing Islamic activities in America will always be remembered,” added Sayed, who is also head of the Muslim American Society (MAS).

The veteran Muslim leader and famed retired heart surgeon died Saturday in Panama City, Florida, at the age of 69.

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Posted by on April 4, 2009 in English Section

 

Ahead of Iraq Deployment, 37 Korean Troops Convert to Islam

Captain Son Jin-gu from Zaitoon Unit recites an oath at ceremony to mark his conversion to Islam at a mosque in Hannam-dong, Seoul on Friday. /Yonhap

Captain Son Jin-gu from Zaitoon Unit recites an oath at ceremony to mark his conversion to Islam at a mosque in Hannam-dong, Seoul on Friday. /Yonhap

“I became a Muslim because I felt Islam was more humanistic and peaceful than other religions. And if you can religiously connect with the locals, I think it could be a big help in carrying out our peace reconstruction mission.” So said on Friday those Korean soldiers who converted to Islam ahead of their late July deployment to the Kurdish city of Irbil in northern Iraq .

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Posted by on February 26, 2009 in English Section

 

Gaza Physician Tells What Happened: The Strongest Weapon of All

Dr. Atallah, a physician in Gaza, invited us to meet him in his home in Gaza City, just a few blocks away from the Shifaa Hospital.

Early this morning, he and his family returned to their home after having fled five days earlier when the bombing attacks on Gaza City had become so fierce that they feared for their lives.  “Believe me, when I would drive from the hospital to the place where my family was staying, I prayed all the way,” said Dr. Atallah, “because the Israelis would shoot anyone on the roads at night.”

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Posted by on January 20, 2009 in English Section