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May16

US pulls some staff from Iraq as Iran tensions rise

By: Michael Bowman Source: VOA News CAPITOL HILL — The United States on Wednesday ordered its non-emergency employees to leave Iraq, as American lawmakers worried openly about a potential march to war with Iran. The drawdown of personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and America’s consulate in Irbil came as the Trump administration warned of potential threats against American forces in the Middle East from Iran or Iranian-backed proxies. “This threat stream, let me tell you, is real,” said a senior State Department official on Wednesday. “This is an imminent threat to our personnel.” “I’ve seen all the intelligence because I have people on the ground. I...

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May16

Mid-Ramadan self improvement!

By: FAROUK A. PERU Source: The Muslim Vibe Ramadan is the time in the Islamic calendar where Muslims become more religious. Usually, before the commencement of the month, Muslims are told that the thawab (spiritual blessings of Ramadan) are a thousand times more than in other months. A thousand times is equivalent to eighty-three years of thawab so who would say no to that? So in addition to the fast, they also recite the Quran (usually at top speed since they want to finish it!) and perform the taraweh prayers (which also recites the Quran at top speed also since they want to finish it!). So yes, a busy month for Muslims. But what happen after Ramadan departs? Well, Eid happens and Eid is...

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May16

Forgiveness: The second ten of Ramadan

By: Zaynab Academy Source: Zaynab Academy Alhamdulillah, by the Grace of Allah, Most High, you have completed the first 10 days of Ramadan – the first Ashrah of Ramadan – you just prayed the 11th Taraweeh prayer and insha’Allah if you rise in the morning to see another day, you will intend to fast the 11th day of Ramadan. Our master, the Prophet (peace be upon him) mentioned in hadith that Ramadan has three parts: the first 10 days are mercy (rahmah) from Allah, Most High, the middle 10 days are forgiveness (maghfirah) from Allah, Most High, and the last 10 days are emancipation from the Hellfire. What we normally witness at the mosques is that the first few days of Ramadan, we have a...

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