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  1. August 3, 2007 Tancredo: Threaten to bomb Muslim holy sites in retaliation Republican presidential hopeful Tom Tancredo WASHINGTON (CNN) — Colorado Rep. Tom Tancredo’s campaign stood by his assertion that bombing holy Muslim sites would serve as a good “deterrent†to prevent Islamic fundamentalists from attacking the United States, his spokeswoman said Friday. “This shows that we mean business,†said Bay Buchanan, a senior Tancredo adviser. “There’s no more effective deterrent than that. But he is open-minded and willing to embrace other options. This is just a means to deter them from attacking us.†On Tuesday, Tancredo warned a group of Iowans that another terrorist attack would “cause a worldwide economic collapse.†IowaPolitics###### recorded his comments. “If it is up to me, we are going to explain that an attack on this homeland of that nature would be followed by an attack on the holy sites in Mecca and Medina,†Tancredo said. “That is the only thing I can think of that might deter somebody from doing what they would otherwise do. If I am wrong, fine, tell me, and I would be happy to do something else. But you had better find a deterrent, or you will find an attack.†Tom Casey, a deputy spokesman for the State Department, told CNN’s Elise Labott that the congressman’s comments were “reprehensible†and “absolutely crazy.†Tancredo was widely criticized in 2005 for making a similar suggestion. –CNN Associate Producer Lauren Kornreich From: (you are not allowed to post links yet)"######politicalticker.blogs.cnn######/"]CNN[/url]
  2. Smoking: Haram Or Makruh?

    Selamu Alaikum, Smoking is so widespread that I think it is very important for Muslims (as part of their most basic Islamic knowledge) to know whether it is haram or makruh. I have always been told growing up that it is makruh and never once heard that it is haram until recently. This article explains that cigarettes were invented after the Quran was written so there is no definitive answer. (you are not allowed to post links yet)"######Islam.about######/library/weekly/aa090600a.htm"]Is Smoking Permitted in Islam from Islam.about######[/url] If the general consensus is that it is makruh, how is that derived? If the general consensus is that it is haram, then how is that derived? What do we do in instances that no one knows for sure? Can someone put this to rest so we can, beyond a shadow of a doubt, let everyone in our community know what its Islamic status is? Or is this like the difference between Sunnis and Shiites...that some believe one thing and others believe another?
  3. Terrorism And Islam

    Selamu Alaikum, Terrorism is one of the most discussed topics today in global media. I as a Muslim know that most Muslims are not terrorists...however...outside of knowing that killing the innocent (or yourself) or absolutely forbidden, can someone explain what/why/how terrorists misinterpret the teachings of Islam to allow for the terror they cause? Maybe someone already has a good post on this forum about this subject but I couldn't find it...if so, please send me a link. I am looking for fact...not opinion. Or is this something so controversial that there is no factual answer?
  4. Help With Marriage

    Salamu Alaikum, To get through this you are going to have to talk to people that can support you through this as it is too much to bear on your own. Have you made any Muslim friends? If not, you need to as there is a large Islamic community in Australia. Put up a flyer at your local Masjid (that is anonymous) with just an email address. For example, it could read "New muslimah looking for muslimah friends". Email me at.... Also if there are support groups as the previous user states in Australia, please utilize them. Lastly sometimes I email people close to me about things that I am not able to discuss with them in person. This depends on the person though and doesnt work with everyone. May Allah be with you.
  5. Asalamu Wakueim Wa-rahmtuh-allahi-wa-baraktuh

    Greetings and Peace, I don't think you have given enough information for anyone to be able to fully advice you. My initial questions are: 1. Are you healthy, no illnesses, handicaps, etc? 2. Do you make Wudu before the Fajr prayer? From your post it isn't clear whether you are praying fajr differently than normal because you are tired and not motivated enough to do it properly or because you are physically not able to...or if there are other circumstances (i.e. someone is forcing you to do it this way, you are sharing the room with others that are not allowing you to do it normally, etc). Please provide some clarification.
  6. This Is My Introduction!

    My only recommendation for you now would be to read the Qur'an in your mother tongue. It seemed repetitive in the beginning to me but once you get to the 11th and 12th suras, there are very interesting stories in a historical fashion that are quite intriguing and powerful. If you decide to do this make sure to focus on what you are reading while you are reading it because it is strong and deep and infinite so it requires a lot more attention than a best-seller or even an academic textbook. After all, it is written by God :sl: I guess I am saying this because my mind wonders a lot and I am in the middle of my first reading now and I keep having to go back and re-read a paragraph to understand it. There are many many many English translations of the Quran and all will work but most are written a while back (the most famous translations). The version that I like the best (of the few that I have access to) is a translation published by the Kind of Saudi Arabia which is translated by Dr. Muhammad Taqi-ud-Din al-Hilali and Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan. They are handed out for free in Saudi but not sure where to get them in other areas. If you do read an older version, "Lo!" means indeed. Congratulations on being a searcher for belief...which are so few in the masses...you are very brave!
  7. Assalamu alaikum brothers and sisters. Since I am here to have a welcome drink and I am a believer, I hope that only non-alcoholic drinks are available in this room :sl: I just read something in an English translation of the Quran from the family of Saud that said something very interesting about Ar-Ruqyah...so immediately did a Google search on it and came to this forum and just joined. I wish heaven and peace upon those responsible for this forum as I can see that it will assist in my new quest for knowledge in our blessed religion. Not sure if there are any rules on how much detail can be posted here, so here is my story: Growing up in an orthodox Islamic family in the United States, I infinitely rebelled and sinned against my family and my religion. I am now 29 and just 3 weeks ago started back onto the right path of believers. This is after losing almost everything in my life (including being the CEO of an international IT firm) in the past 6 months. My parents who disowned me accepted me back into the family after my repentance and I found the right path living here...started praying and reading the Quran for the first time (English versions). I encourage anyone to who hasn't read the Quran (believer or non-believer), to do so to fully understand it. It is VERY VERY different than what I expected...but read it cover to cover before quitting. Take care. Said