Des opportunités inexploitées des marchés Arabes

Dans le récent discours présidentiel, le gouvernement a souligné la nécessité d’ajuster sa diplomatie économique à la lumière du nouveau ordre global ou le centre de gravité géopolitique se déplace de l’Ouest à l’Est. Tout en consolidant ses liens avec les puissances traditionnelles, notamment l’Union Européenne et les Etats Unies, Maurice multiplie ses efforts en vue de nouer des partenariats avec les économies émergentes de l’Asie. Maurice s’efforce à mettre beaucoup d’emphase sur l’Afrique. Il paraît que le monde Arabe a été oublié par nos décideurs politiques. Récemment le gouvernement a nommé trois ambassadeurs pour desservir le continent Africain et l’Océan Indien. On a aucune idée combien coutera au trésor les missions des nos ambassadeurs itinérants qui survoleront tout le continent Africain. La grande promesse électorale pour ouvrir une mission diplomatique en Arabie Saoudite est restée non tenu en raison des contraintes budgétaires.

Dr. T. J. Winter

"Despite its origins in 7th century Arabia, it [Islam] works everywhere, and this is itself a sign of its miraculous and divine origin [...] Islam, once we have become familiar with it, and settled into it comfortably, is the most suitable faith for the British. Its values are our values. Its moderate, undemonstrative style of piety, still waters running deep; its insistence on modesty and a certain reserve, and its insistence on common sense and on pragmatism, combine to furnish the most natural and easy religious option for our people [...] Islam is the true consanguinity of believers in the One True God, the common bond of those who seek to remain focussed on the divine Source of our being in this diffuse, ignorant and tragic age. But it is generous and inclusive. It allows us to celebrate our particularity, the genius of our heritage; within, rather than in tension with, the greater and more lasting fellowship of faith."

Prière avant l'aube

Par Abu Abdallah
Un peu avant le soleil, je me suis levé pour prier. Si Dieu le veut, il fera bientôt jour. Et la guerre du feu n’aura pas lieu. Car le soleil brillera dans le cœur des hommes. Je contemple les ténèbres en attendant l’aube.Sans lumière, il n’y a ni blanc ni noir On ne distingue plus le riche du pauvre.Le voile de l’obscurité cache ce qui est privé et ce qui est public. Aucun bruit, aucun soupçon. Les hommes dorment en paix.Ô Créateur du jour et de la nuit, est-ce donc le soleil qui rend fou les hommes ?

29-year-old Muslim woman named culture minister of Norway

nadiaThe first ever Muslim minister in the Norwegian Cabinet is Hadia Tajik of Pakistani origin, who was handed the culture portfolio

On Sunday, with no precedent in Norwegian history, Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg appointed Hadia Tajik, a 29-year-old Muslim woman, as minister of culture, making Tajik the youngest minister in the Norwegian Cabinet and the first ever Muslim in the Norwegian government.

Tajik, of Pakistani origin, anounced that her programme will focus on cultural diversity as part of the Norwegian people's daily lives and how this reflects on Norweigan society as a whole. The programme will delve into the protection of minority rights, whether cultural or racial, including the right of Muslims to wear the veil in public places, among other issues.
The new focus, however, will not be unopposed. Most right wing groups are against these policy changes, considering the increase in diversity in society a challenge to European culture.

Leçon 65: Lord's Provision

Saba (Sheba) Chapter 34: Verse 39 (partial)

"Say: Verily, my Lord grants provision abundantly to whomsoever He pleases and straitens it for whomsoever He pleases."

The extent of livelihood that a person receives depends entirely upon God's will. However, this does not necessarily indicate that those with whom He is pleased receive a greater portion of it whereas those with whom He is displeased receive less. As part of God's dispensation, those who believe in God as well as those who do not believe in Him receive their livelihood. A person's affluence, therefore, does not indicate his proximity with God. By the same token, a person's stringent circumstances do not necessarily indicate God's displeasure with him. It is common knowledge that wrongdoers and dishonest people often amass heaps of wealth even though God disapproves of their wrong-doing and dishonesty.