Tony Blair's sister-in-law Lauren Booth, broadcaster and journalist converts to Islam
Interview of Lauren Booth:
I thank Allah (swt) for giving me the chance to spend a month with the greatest Muslims alive in this Ummah today.
At the end of Ramadan, I went to a family home in Rafa one of the poorest refugee camps in the poorest areas, of the over populated city in the entire world. I had iftar with a family there who had about sixteen mats which were used at night to sleep on. In the middle of this tent area the mother places the meal if she has any for her children to eat.This lady greeted me at the door and it was as if she was welcoming me to the Taj Mahal not a hell hole in the Gaza strip,"Sallam alaykum! she says" with a smile that light up the whole area. I asked her: "What is it like in Rafa at Ramadan with very little food?" She said: "Alhamdulillah!" with such joy I couldn't help but smile. And as I sat there on the floor of this home eating what little leaves that they had; a bit of hummus, a pita bread that was our Iftar.
Economics of obsolescence at the Expense of Consumers
by Assad Bhuglah
In the good old days, things were built to last. Some people still have the watches and clocks of their ancestors in working condition and they want to conserve them for generations to come. In fact many products, which were manufactured during the pre-World War II era, have found to be long-lasting. The cars made before WW II are till driven in the streets of Tana. The wooden-case radios of 1940s, the “marmite” of the grandmothers, the boots and over-coats of the grandfathers who served as pioneers in the British army in the Middle East – they have survived the test of time and they may be lying in the stores of some Mauritian families. The old bicycles inherited from our grandfathers will surely outlive the new trendy but short-lasting cycles which we currently offer as gifts to our kids.
Bank account to life
Leçon: Enthusiasm for Life
Saba (Sheba) Chapter 34: Verses 10-11
"On David We bestowed Our favour. 'O mountains, and you birds, echo his songs of praise [to God].' We made iron pliant to him. [And We said], 'Make coats of mail armour, and do what is right. Verily I am watching over what you do."
The parable of David belies the ignorant belief of some religious people that backwardness is the way to success in the life to come. This is a gross misconception. The route to religious faith is through the mastery of useful knowledge rather than sloth and indolence. David was able to combine two achievements in his life-time: to use his elegant voice - which even the birds appreciated and admired - to venerate, praise, and worship God; and to apply industrial skill to make military as well as civilian tools and utensils for everyday use.
In order to appreciate and comprehend the life to come, one has to understand and fully experience life here and now. Muslims have only become a liability to Islam and an easy target for their enemies since they lost their enthusiasm for life and their ardor for success and achievement.
"A Thematic Commentary on the Quran" - Muhammad Al-Ghazali, p. 465
Ne jamais se tromper d’ennemi
Par Abu Abdallah
Nous ne pouvons perdre notre énergie dans des polémiques futiles à un moment où les enjeux sont si graves. Regardons ce qu'une certaine presse islamophobe essaie de faire en Europe depuis plusieurs semaines déjà. Elle mène une campagne systématique dans le but de provoquer, provoquer
et encore provoquer les musulmans. Certains journaux vont jusqu'à publier quatre fois des caricatures insultant le Prophète (saw). Ils
montrent d'un côté comme liberté et culture ce que propose l'Occident, et de l'autre, la censure et l'interdit comme ce que véhicule l'islam.