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Inglot Releases Halal Nail Polish

January 31st, 2013
by Sufia

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Cosmetic company Inglot claims it’s manufactured the world’s first ‘wudu-friendly’ nail polish.

Being a relatively modern creation, nail polish remains obviously unaddressed by early Islamic sources. But the general consensus in the Islamic community is that praying with nail polish is impermissible because of the waterproof barrier it creates on nails, which prevents the wudu ritual from being completed five times a day.

Enter Inglot’s happy accident – their 02M Breathable nail polish line, akin to breathable contact lenses, is made with a breathable polymer that allows oxygen and water vapour to seep through to the nails. Continue Reading →

Jayne Kemp Left Catholic Roots Behind After ‘Falling In Love’ With Islam

January 31st, 2013
by Sufia

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London: Around 13 Brits convert to Islam daily and more than half of those are white and 75 per cent are women.

It is not easy for anyone to change his/her religion and adopt the lifestyle so dramatically but a Police Community Support Officer Jayne Kemp, 28, did this and set an example for others.

Jayne Kemp who left her Catholic roots behind after “falling in love” with Islam while helping victims of so-called honour violence and now plans to change her name to Aminah. Continue Reading →

Maulana Tariq Jameel, Aamir Khan Meeting Details Reveals

November 27th, 2012
by Sufia

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Karachi: Aamir Khan, Maulana Tariq Jameel, Shahid Afridi and Junaid Jamshed Mettings in Makka During Hajj Revealed. Junaid Jamshed disclose the meetings details.

“Junaid Jamshed said that Maulana Tariq Jameel,  Shahid Afridi and me went to Aamir Khan for some dawah [invitation]. Allah has put much goodness into that youngster [Aamir].”

“As Maulana was speaking to him, Aamir Khan give us half an hour…but once Maulana started speaking to him we stayed there for three hours. We had first meeting in Makkah and second meeting in Madina”

Jamshed said that he literally had to pick Maulana up. “You know it’s like the lost love between Maulana Tariq Jameel and Aamir Khan.”

“Amir Khan was not letting Maulana leave, he was not letting us go,” Junaid Jamshed Said.

Denmark Converting into a Muslim Country

November 26th, 2012
by Sufia

Over the past several years, immigrant gangs have proliferated geographically across all of Denmark.

By: Soeren Kern

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Muslim immigrants in a town near Copenhagen have forced the cancellation of traditional Christmas displays this year even while spending lavishly on the Islamic Eid celebration marking the end of Ramadan.

The controversy has escalated into an angry nationwide debate over the role of Islam in post-Christian Denmark, where a burgeoning Muslim population is becoming increasingly assertive in imposing its will on a wide range of social and civic issues.

The latest dust-up involves the Egedalsvænget housing complex in Kokkedal, a town situated some 30 kilometers (20 miles) north of Copenhagen where Arab and Turkish immigrants now comprise more than half the total population.

At a recent meeting of the Egedalsvænget tenants’ association, the Muslim majority on the Board of Directors refused to authorize spending 7,000 Danish kroner ($1,200) for the community’s annual Christmas event.

The vote came shortly after the same Board of Directors authorized spending 60,000 kroner ($10,000) on a large communal celebration of the Muslim holiday Eid. Five out of nine of the board members are Muslims.

A Muslim member of the board, Ismail Mestasi, defended the decision to cancel the Christmas tree and party, arguing that no one had offered to organize the celebration. “No one wanted to take on the responsibility. A vote was taken and it ended as it ended. I don’t celebrate Christmas, but I was asked to get the tree. And I didn’t want to.” But a non-Muslim board member, Karin Leegaard Hansen, refuted him, saying that she herself had offered to take on the responsibility, but that she was overruled by the Muslim board members.

The dispute, which is the latest in an ever-growing list of Muslim-related controversies in Denmark, was first reported by the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR) on November 7. Since then, the issue has snowballed into a national scandal and has become a key topic for public debate in the Danish media as well as in political circles.

A spokesman for the Danish Conservative Party, Tom Behnke, says he fears there are people who want to convert Denmark into a Muslim country. In an interview with DR News, Behnke said: “I think it is deeply alarming that our integration efforts are so ineffective that the moment there is a Muslim majority, we do away with good-old Danish traditions and introduce Muslim traditions instead. We are living in Denmark, and people have to adapt to the situation that applies here.”

When asked whether housing associations with a Muslim minority should sponsor an Eid party, Behnke replied: “We have to remember that in the past, an Eid festival was the Muslims’ victory celebration after they had slaughtered the Christians, so I don’t know how much there is to celebrate in Denmark. Still, people should be allowed to celebrate whatever festivals they want to, but they also must respect the festivals in the country they have come to.”

Behnke added: “There is no point in wanting to convert Denmark into a Muslim country because you yourself have a Muslim background. That must never happen. On the contrary, we must have mutual respect for one another. This is a lack of respect for Danish traditions and culture. We must not have a Denmark where Danish traditions disappear as soon as there is a Muslim majority.”

Danish police are now investigating an accusation of racism made against the Muslim board members. In an interview with the Copenhagen Post, police spokesperson Karsten Egtved said: “It needs to be determined to what extent the decision by the Muslim members of the board to first vote ‘yes’ to a 60,000 kroner Eid party, then ‘no’ to a 7,000 kroner Christmas tree to celebrate Christian traditions, violates laws by discriminating against Christians and their traditions.”

The Christmas tree controversy took an ominous new twist on November 12, when a van carrying two journalists from TV2 News was attacked by 25 masked hoodlums. The journalists had gone to the Egedalsvænget housing complex to film a report about the story, but immediately upon their arrival their van was bombarded with bricks and cobblestones. The attackers destroyed the van and chased the hapless journalists out of the area.

According to TV2, the perpetrators were Muslim youths who were seeking to silence media coverage of the Christmas tree dispute.

Israel and Palestine riots and world’s strongest leader’s silence

November 21st, 2012
by Sufia

Israel and Palestine conflict has been going on for quite some time. The bloodshed does not appear to be able to be stopped even though it has been debated among different International communities with the world’s strongest leader Barack Obama appearing to be on the Israeli side, possibly because he does not see both sides of the conflict.

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The rivalry has been going very bad with lots of killing by Israeli and US troops in Gaza. Hundreds of men, women and children are dying every day from bomb blasts, missile attacks, rocket launchers and firing.

The matter has been raised at the UN and Human rights organizations too but everyone has remained silent in all the cases. Many agreements and contracts were placed in front of the Jewish and Arab leaders, but in most cases the Jews didn’t agree or the Arab didn’t agree.

Israel has been declared as the national homeland for the Jews, but there are secular places in Israel which hold important value in the Muslim world.  The other issues between both of the countries are water rights, mutual recognition and protection of minorities and borders.

The Israel and Palestine conflict is creating bloodshed in both nations but the violence in Palestine is worse. Israel is stronger than Palestine because they have more population and so have big army staff whereas Palestine doesn’t have that much population comparatively.

Israelis are funded heavily by the US and US troops have been sent to Palestine to try to control everything. Million of innocent children are dying today and the most powerful leader Barack Obama is silent in the matter. There is a possibility that he does not know all the facts.

Israel has killed thousands of adults and children in Palestine without any reason, which should be a serious crime in anyone’s eyes. Therefore, the United Nations should play its role to stop this war immediately. Any delay in the resolution of this dispute will create severe problems for the whole world, not just Palestine and Israelis or Muslims.

Israel and America have had reasonable relationships from day one. They have helped each other and different sectors of industries and their officials and delegation pay visits every year.

Therefore America can play an important role in the resolution of this very delicate dispute. America is world power therefore its role is most important and significant in leading towards peace for everyone, not just one party.

Muslims drop names to fit in

October 7th, 2012
by Sufia

FRUSTRATED Muslims are anglicising their names to avoid religious discrimination when applying for work.

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Mohammed Chehab changed his name to Eddie around 30 years ago, to make it easier for people to pronounce, and for business reasons. Picture: Cameron Mitch Source: The

According to Islamic leaders, some legally change their name by deed poll while others adopt “new’ monikers for their resumes.

Muslim leader and Islamic Friendship Association founder Keysar Trad said the “sad” trend has become increasingly prevalent – and the recent Sydney riots would only exacerbate the problem.

“Many people are changing from Mohammed to Michael, Ahmed to Allan, Haroun to Harold and others change Mohammed to Jim, even though there is no relationship between the two,” he said.

“It’s sad many Muslims feel compelled to do this. That message is unless you do take on an Anglo name you won’t get past the front door.

“Unfortunately the protests will have an impact with some employers and I appeal for those employers to treat people on merit.”
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Mr Trad said people with traditional Muslim names often experience blatant religious discrimination when applying for a job.

“I’ve heard of many cases where people have applied for a job using their Muslim name and not getting an interview, then making a phone call and giving a different name and being called back for an interview,” he said.

Race Discrimination Commissioner Helen Szoke said migrants westernising their Christian names to increase their chances of employment is a growing and concerning trend. “There are many people who you come across who talk about the fact they anglicise their name for employment purposes or because people found it too hard to pronounce or it was foreign,” Ms Szoke said.

“There is definitely evidence to suggest that people do this because they feel it improves or enhances their opportunities to gain work.”

Eddie Chehab, 49, from Drummoyne, said he decided to change his name from Mohammed to Eddie for employment reasons and because his customers struggled to pronounce his name.

“I noticed how hard it was for people to say my name correctly, which is why I changed it but a lot of the younger generations (today) are changing theirs for employment reasons,” Mr Chehab said.

Social analyst David Chalke said it has been scientifically proven that your chances of employment are greater if you have a name which sounds acceptable to your potential employer.

“We all tend to hire people like ourselves,” he said.

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