Day: October 20, 2011

Is `ijtihad` a closed deal?

Source: Dawn Author: Ali Asghar Engineer Is `ijtihad` a closed deal? AFTER the recent fatwa from Dar-ul-Uloom, Deoband, (some deny that a fatwa was issued) saying that a Muslim woman cannot work with strange men and if she did her earnings would be haram (prohibited), a debate is raging on […]

Lille: student prostitution.

Metro France: The case of Carlton has put the spotlight on prostitution rings installed on the other side of the border. A few kilometers from Lille, several hundred brothels host of young northerners, including many students who need money again in this academic year. Julie, 25 years, law degree, attended the “hostess bars” for several months: “I really need money to pay for my studies and if I wanted to succeed, I could not allow me to work every evening, she says. with these amounts bars, I could earn […]

Gaddafi as orator: a life in quotes

As soon as Muammar Gaddafi seized power in Libya in 1969, at the age of 27, he launched into a perplexing and controversial career as a speech-maker that now spans more than 40 decades.  In scattershot diatribes that at times stretched to several hours, Gaddafi astounded audience at Libya and […]

NTC officials claim Gaddafi dead

Deposed Libyan leader Moamar Gaddafi died of wounds suffered in his capture near his home town of Sirte on Thursday, a senior National Transitional Council official said. NTC official Abdel Majid Mlegta said earlier Gaddafi was captured and wounded in both legs as he tried to flee Sirte in a […]

US immigration for sale‏

Source: Wall Street Journal By NICK TIMIRAOS The reeling housing market has come to this: To shore it up, two Senators are preparing to introduce a bipartisan bill Thursday that would give residence visas to foreigners who spend at least $500,000 to buy houses in the U.S. The provision is […]

Top diplomat to head ICRC

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has appointed Peter Maurer, secretary of state at the Swiss foreign ministry, as its new president. He will take over from July 2012 and replace Jakob Kellenberger who asked to retire after 12 years at the helm of the Swiss-run organisation, the […]

Haj without permits unlawful: Mufti

By P.K. ABDUL GHAFOUR | ARAB NEW JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia sought to discourage Saudis and expatriates from performing pilgrimage this year without valid Haj permits with an intensified public awareness campaign through the media.The country’s grand mufti also said it was unlawful to do Haj without permits. “Helping pilgrims to […]