eDigest: Statements by President Obama and Prime Minister Stephen Harper on the occasion of Ramadan

Epigraph:

There are two occasions of joy for a fasting person: one when he breaks his fast, and the other when he meets his Lord, and the (bad) breath (of a fasting person) is better in the sight of Allah than the fragrance of musk.  The Holy Prophet Muhammad

 

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Prime Minister of Canada: Stephen Harper

 

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Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the occasion of Ramadan

June 27, 2014 Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement to mark the beginning of Ramadan: On behalf of the people of Canada, I would like to extend my…

“Ramadan Kareem,” President Obama says to Muslim faithful

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How to welcome the holy month of Ramadan

MUZAMMIL H. SIDDIQ ARABNEWS.COM God says in the Qur’an: “O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that ye may (learn)…

Switzerland could improve its direct democracy

By Matthew Feldpausch Zipf SWISSINFO.CH JUN 27, 2014 Since the minaret ban in 2009, a consistent battle cry of red, white, and black has accompanied every major conservative initiative. The…

Arabs, it’s time to call a spade a spade

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Algeria face dilemma over Ramadan fasting in World Cup knockout stage

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eDigest: Religious History of Fasting: How it Establishes the Truth of the Holy Quran

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eDigest: Fasting is good for body and soul

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June 2014: Echoes of June 1914?

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Samuel Parsons Scott: A Gentleman and a Scholar

Muhammad: the Light for the Dark Ages of Europe! From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Samuel Parsons Scott (8 July 1846 – 30 May 1929), known as S.P. Scott, was an American…

Robert Fisk: How on earth can Israel tolerate this filth from B’nai Brith Canada?

Four million Canadians carrying the anti-Semitic ‘disease’? We’ve heard this kind of despicable propaganda before Not long ago, I was handed the most outrageous, vile, dishonest and slanderous calumny uttered…

Syrian ‘moderates’ aren’t so moderate in Iraq

BY ROBERT FISK, THE INDEPENDENT Well, God bless Barack Obama – he’s found some “moderate” rebels in Syria. Enough to supply them with weapons and training worth $500m. Congress wants…

Indonesia: Ahmadiyah Nur Khilafat Mosque sealed in Ciamis | Ahmadis demand re-opening

Source: ucanews.com | thejakartapost.com Ahmadiyah mosque sealed off in Ciamis Officials of the Ciamis Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) have sealed an Ahmadiyah mosque on Jl. Cipto Mangunkusumo in Ciamis, West Java on Thursday,…

UK: Bus campaign to counter extremism

Source: southwalesargus.co.uk A BRITISH Muslim community is sponsoring 125 buses to run in the South-West of England and Wales – including Gwent – to mark 125 years since its foundation in…

PHYSICAL BENEFITS OF FASTING

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Ramadan begins for the world’s 1 billion Muslims

Source: cantonrep.com Ramadan marks the time when Muslims believe the first verses of the Quran, Islam’s holy book, were revealed to the Prophet Muhammad by the Angel Gabriel in 610. Today…

UK: Halesowen Ahmadi Muslims to take part in mass anti-extremist rally pledging loyalty to Queen & country

Source: halesowennews.co.uk YOUNG Halesowen Muslims will be taking part in a mass anti-extremist three-day rally in Surrey to pledge loyalty to Queen and country. Members of the Ahmadiyya Youth Association, based at the…

Chino: Ahmadiyya Mosque preparing for Ramadan bids farewell to Imam Shamshad Nasir

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Nigeria: Release Chibok girls, Ahmadiyya women plead

Source: mydailynewswatchng.com The women’s wing of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at, Nigeria, Lajna Imaillah, Nigeria (Women Servants of Allah) has appealed to members of the Boko Haram sect and their allies to release…

Ghana: Parliament eulogises late Maulvi Wahab Adam

Source: ghanaweb.com Wikipedia page for Maulvi Dr. Abdul Wahab Adam: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdul_Wahab_Adam Parliament on Tuesday paid glowing tribute to the late Maulvi Dr. Wahab Adam, the Ameer in-charge of Ahmadiya Muslim Mission in Ghana, who…

Africa: Maulvi Mohammed Bin Salih Appointed Acting Ameer Of Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission In Ghana

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Sri Lanka shuts door on Pakistan

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Indonesia: For first time, displaced Ahmadiyah receive aid from govt

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Finally, we know which country is the most useless

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Pope Francis jokes ‘woman was from a rib’ as he avoids vow to reform church

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ISIS declares creation of Islamic state in Middle East, ‘new era of international jihad’

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Cavalli offends Sufi moslems all over the world with his new logo

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Ramadan is an opportunity to learn about Islam

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