Ramadan, the month of uncountable blessings and a golden opportunity for a Muslim to elevate himself spiritually and get even closer to his Creator; is a time of the year like no other. Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan explains in detail the historical background of Ramadan and reasons why Muslims are the chosen ones to be blessed with such unique gift, in an exclusive 2-day event at Fanar - Qatar Islamic Cultural Center on 27th - 28h June 2013.
Summary of the physical and spiritual gains associated with fasting especially during the blessed month of Ramadan.
Event: Brothers Thursday Halaqa Zone
Location: Swansea Mosque, 14-15 St Helens Rd, Swansea, UK
Speakers: Arjan Ali
A woman stabbed to death in a German court was an Egyptian who had sued her attacker after he insulted her for wearing the Islamic headscarf.
Marwa al-Sherbini, 32, who was killed in a court in Dresden on Wednesday, was the wife of Egyptian academic Elwi Ali Okaz who was also hurt in the incident and is now in critical condition in hospital, the state-owned Al-Akhbar reported.
The attacker stabbed Sherbini (shortly before she was to give evidence in an appeal lodged by the man against a conviction for insulting her over wearing the hijab)
When her husband tried to help her the police fired a shot on him, he is now in critical condition , and Marwa Al-Sherbini died in the courtroom after 18 stabs yes 18 stabs inside the court.
http://www.uwt.org 10 million Muslims are suffering in the Horn of Africa amidst the worst drought seen in 60 years. Poverty has become extreme: children are dying of starvation, pregnancies are resulting in miscarriages and farmers livelihoods are being destroyed.
Al Jazeera_s Sherine Tadros reports from Gaza, where hundreds of thousands of Palestinians are living in fear of the next Israeli attack.
People are afraid to go out, but as they still have to eat, they are lining up outside the few bakeries still open to grab what they can before they hurry back home.