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Reflections – Issue #11‏

REFLECTION Issue #11  October 2011   The Reflections are thoughtful insights into everyday matters that affect the spirituality and progress of believers. Believers are continuously growing, like the tree described in the Quran, like as seed-produce that puts forth its sprout, then strengthens it, so it becomes stout and stands firmly on its stem (48:29). [&hellip

Newsletter October 2011 – Dhu al-Qidah 1432

Newsletter October 2011 – Dhu al-Qidah 1432

The Lady Fâtemah (a.s.) Charitable Trust September Lodge, Village Way, Little Chalfont, Buckinghamshire, HP7 9PU Bismillahi rahmaani raheem             Dear readers, Assalamu Alaykum and welcome to this month’s newsletter. As always, we would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to you for your support and generosity. Without it, we would [&hellip

Pakistani child expelled for ‘blasphemous’ spelling error

Pakistani child expelled for ‘blasphemous’ spelling error

There’s no shortage of reminders nowadays of how dangerous Pakistan has become. Kidnappings are rampant, suicide bombers strike crowded markets, and sectarian violence is commonplace. Even sitting for a school exam comes with risks. In the Pakistani village of Havelian , a Christian Grade 8 student named Faryal Bhatti has been accused of blasphemy after [&hellip

Mind-controlled robotic arm successful

Mind-controlled robotic arm successful

Tim Hemmes operates the mechanical prosthetic arm During an experimental study at the University of Pittsburgh a paralyzed man managed to touch his partner’s hand using a new mind-controlled robotic arm. “It wasn’t my arm but it was my brain, my thoughts. I was moving something,” said Tim Hemmes of Pennsylvania. “I don’t have one [&hellip

Chocolate can cut women’s stroke risk

Chocolate can cut women’s stroke risk

A new Swedish study has brought more good news for chocolate lovers, saying that women who consume two chocolate bars a week have a significant lower risk of stroke.   Many studies have shown that the antioxidant found in cocoa seeds may help prevent some health conditions such as cardiovascular disease. “Cocoa contains flavonoids, which [&hellip

New drug removes Alzheimer’s buildup

New drug removes Alzheimer’s buildup

An amyloid plaque in the brain of an Alzheimer’s patient A new experimental drug has successfully removed beta-amyloid plaques from the brains of Alzheimer’s disease patients in an early-stage study. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. Scientists have been unsuccessful to develop an effective treatment for the disease, which gradually progresses and [&hellip

2ND VILLAGE PHOTOES-CONGO AFRICAN SHIA REQUESTS‏

2ND VILLAGE PHOTOES-CONGO AFRICAN SHIA REQUESTS‏

Attached are photos of  the 2nd village for your reference salaams Sibtain

PAPER NO. 2: Salãtu ’l-Jum‘a

PAPER NO. 2 Salãtu ’l-Jum‘a A few reminders Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi 1. Salãtu ’l-Jum‘a: Whether or not it is wãjib? During the ghaybat (occultation) of the Present Imam al-Mahdi (a.s.), the Friday Prayer is wãjib takhiyri. What does “wãjib takhiyri” mean? It means that you have a choice between two obligatory deeds: you must do [&hellip

PAPER NO. 3 – continued from last week

PAPER NO. 3 – continued from last week. SALATUL JUMU’AH According to the Fatawa of Ayatullah al-Uzma Sayyid Ali al-Husaini Seestani Dama-Dhilluhu Sources: Islamic Laws, Lecture of Sheikh Dr. Murtaza Alidina on Salatul Jumu’ah. Questions answered by: Liaison office of Ayatullah Al-Sistani in U.K., Sayyid Muhammad Musawi of WABIL, Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi, Sheikh Fadhel al-Sahlani [&hellip

Paper No 1: Ghusl-e-Jumu’ah

PAPER NO. 1 Ghusl-e-Jumu’ah Friday days and nights excel the other days and nights in standing, honor, and regard. In this connection, the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) is reported to have said, “Surely, in each hour of the twenty-four hours of the Friday day and night, Almighty Allah releases from Hellfire six hundred thousand persons.” Imam [&hellip