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Is Syria using Chemical Warfare?

There is talk of chemical warfare being used against civilians. Many of the casualties being children. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organization created by doctors and journalists in France …

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U.S ready to launch Syria strike

Prime Minister David Cameron said the world could “not stand idly by” after seeing “appalling scenes of death and suffering” caused by suspected chemical weapons attacks. The crisis follows last Wednesday’s suspected chemical attack near …

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1man 1can initiative for Syria

In August 2011, the 1man1can initiative began here in South Africa for famine stricken Somalia. This time it is for war torn Syria. A small country just east of the Mediterranean. A country ravaged by …

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No school for many Syrian children

A UN envoy has warned that an entire generation in Syria will grow up illiterate as a consequence of its bitter civil war, in which both sides have committed atrocities against children. “[We] will have …

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Using Eye Drops while Fasting

Question: I need to insert medication into my eye on a daily basis. What is the status of my fast? Answer: The fast is not affected by inserting medication into one’s eye, whether the medicine …

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Six Days of Shawwal (fasting)

Fasting six days of Shawwaal after the obligatory fast of Ramadaan is Sunnah Mustahabbah, not waajib. It is recommended for the Muslim to fast six days of Shawwaal, and in this there is great virtue …

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Takbeer of ‘Eid-ul Fitr

Recite: Allaahu akbar, Allaahu akbar, laa ilaaha ill-Allaah, Allaahu akbar, Allaahu akbar, wa Lillaahil-hamd (Allaah is Most Great, Allaah is Most Great, there is No god except Allaah, Allaah is Most Great, Allaah is Most …

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Undesirable Acts on ‘Eid

1) It is haraam to fast the day of ‘Eid as indicated by the hadeeth of Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri (RadiyAllaahu ‘anhu) who said: The Prophet (Sallallaahu ‘Alayhi wa Sallam) forbade fasting on the day of …

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What to do on ‘Eid

Desirable actions to be done on the Day of ‘Eid: 1) Eating dates after Salatul Fajr and before the ‘Eid prayer, as the Prophet (Sallallaahu ‘Alayhi wa Sallam) did, symbolising the breaking of his fast. …

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