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In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.


Newsletter for November 2007


 Article 1:    The Holy Quran  Sura 19 (Maryam) Translated by Yusefali  More.....


 Article 2:     Understanding the Uniqueness of the Qur'an  by Murtada Mutahhari
                    Translated from the Persian by Mahliqa Qara'i 

                    The study and knowledge of the Qur'an is essential for every learned person as well as for all faithful believers. It is specially essential for those scholars who are interested in the study of man and society, since this book has been effectively instrumental not only in molding the destinies of Islamic societies, but also in shaping the destiny of the human race as a whole. A brief glance over history would be enough to provide sufficient proof of the claim that there has been no such book that has ever influenced human societies to the magnitude of the Qur'an. It is for the same reason that the Qur'an automatically steps into the precincts of sociological discussions, and becomes the elemental constituent of the subjects of research in this discipline. This means that any deep study and profound research in the field of world history of the last fourteen hundred years, is impossible without the knowledge of the Qur'an.  More.....


 Article 3:     Hadhrat Abu Dharr al-Ghaffari (a) “A Close Companion of the Prophet (s)”
                    By: Amin El-Hosayn

                    Abu Dharr al-Ghaffari (a)'s name was Jundab ibn Junadah. He was an inhabitant of ar-Rabadhah, a small village on the east side of Medina.

When he heard about the proclamation of the Prophet (s), he came to Mecca and after making enquires saw the Prophet (s) and accepted Islam. The unbelievers of Quraysh gave him all sorts of troubles and inflicted pain after pain, but he remained steadfast.  


   Article 4:     Iqbal  “ A Manifestation of Self-reconstruction and Reformation” 
       By Dr. Ali Shariati

                   If one were to reconstruct the form of Islam, which unfortunately has been made to degenerate over the course of history, re-assemble it in such a way that its spirit could return to a complete body, and transform the present disorientated elements of Islam into that spirit, as if the trumpet of Israfil were to blow in the 20th century over a dead society and awaken its movement, power, spirit, and meaning, it is then that exemplary Muslim personalities like Muhammad Iqbal would be reconstructed and reborn.  More.....


 Article 5:     It’s Never Too Late!                 

By  Marryam Naqvi, 13, New Jersey

In life, there are people that come and go,

We are all trying to find a way to let go,

of this so called harmless feeling

               Am I still breathing?   More.....


 Article 6:     Islamo-Christian Civilization  By: Sonia Nettnin

                          (On Dr. Richard W. Bulliet recent book: The Case for Islamo-Christian Civilization)

Dr. Richard W. Bulliet spoke about his recent book, The Case for Islamo-Christian Civilization, to members of The Columbia University Club at Sofitel Chicago Water Tower.

Bulliet is a professor of history at Columbia University, where he has taught all periods of Middle Eastern history. For twelve years he served as director of the university's Middle East Institute. In addition to his academic work Bulliet wrote four novels that involve the modern Middle East -- where he has traveled often and widely.  


 Article 7:     The Crisis of Muslim Leadership
                    "Passive followers are just as responsible as bad leaders."   
by Shelina Zahra Janmohamed, UK

The crisis of leadership in the Muslim community is also a crisis of follower ship, says Shelina Zahra Janmohamed. Leaders and followers both need to understand the etiquette of exercising their duties.

     One of my favorite stories from the Qur’an is the tale of Prophet Ibrahim, known also in the Bible, as Abraham. He always struck me as a deeply discerning character, who found truth in the simplest and clearest ways.

     Ibrahim watches the sun rise, and like his contemporaries considers whether it might be the lord of the worlds. As the sun sets and disappears to nothingness and oblivion, he concludes that it cannot be the Almighty. He watches the moon rise and set in the same way, and reasons that it too cannot be the Creator for the same reason. He concludes that the true Creator must be far greater, that the true Divine is one that must have created all these things that people wrongly believe are gods. Ibrahim declares that he is not of those who believe in many gods.   More.....


 Article 8:     Science and Health “Vitamin D is essential for good health!”  By Rachel Kayani

                    A little light goes a long way !
                    Research over the past few years has shown that vitamin D is essential to good health, reducing the risks of developing a wide range of medical conditions including osteoporosis, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, multiple sclerosis and certain cancers. As if that was not enough to convince us of its potential benefits the biggest review of the effects of Vitamin D has found that it can reduce your risk of dying from all causes.

                 Most people get the vitamins they need from eating a healthy balanced diet, but Vitamin D is an exception in that very little comes from our foods. Instead Vitamin D is made by the action of sunlight on the skin, which accounts for around 90% of the body’s supply. But due to lifestyle changes people spend less time outdoors in the sunlight, especially children, and the effects of sun block too mean that scientists are concerned we may not be producing enough of this vitamin. The weak winter sun in Britain reduces the body’s ability to make this vitamin, and according to scientists, 60% of the population is Vitamin D deficient by spring.  


 Article 9:     Untold Stories of Kindness by Ernesto Haibi, Ft. Lewis, WA

                   My time in Iraq showed me the truth of my beliefs. I believe in mankind -- not gods, not devils, not angels and not spirits. I saw man's bravery from both soldier and civilian, and I saw horror and destruction from them, too. I saw hate and loathing from all sides, and I saw caring for children, rebuilding of hospitals and schools, and feeding the poor. Not by a government but by individuals, by one man helping another man.    More.....


Article 10:     Doctor to honor Ramadan rituals in space  by Vijay Joshi
                     Associated Press Writer

                     KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- A Malaysian doctor who will spend the last days of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in space has vowed to follow the rituals of his faith even as he hurtles around Earth at 17,000 mph.

Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor lifted off Wednesday in a Soyuz spacecraft from Kazakhstan, en route to the international space station where he will spend about 10 days.    More.....




                  A few weeks ago, I was shuffling toward the Florida Room with a steaming cup of hot tea in one hand and a
book in the other. What began as a typical Saturday morning, turned into one of those lessons that life seems to hand you from time to time. Let me tell you about it.

I turned the dial on the ham radio to find something to listen to when, along the way, I came across an older sounding chap with a golden voice. You know the kind, he sounded like he should be in the broadcasting business. He was telling whoever he was talking with
something about "A Thousand Marbles".    More.....


Article 12:   Word Fog  Rumi

Words, even if they come from the soul, hide the soul, as fog
rising off the sea covers the sea, the coast, the fish, the pearls.

It's noble work to build coherent philosophical discourses, but    More.....






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