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Jan04

10 steps to deal with envy

By: Mentalhealth4Muslims Source: Mentalhealth4Muslims Abu Huraryah (ra) narrated that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “When one of you sees someone who has been blessed more than him in money or appearance, then let him look at someone lesser than him, whom he has been preferred over.” (Bukhari)  What is Envy? Envy is a puzzling and complex emotion. In Christianity, it is  known as one of the “Seven Deadly Sins”.  In Islam, there is hasad (destructive jealousy) where the envier wishes evil for others and to be happy when misfortune befalls them. Ghibtah, however, is envy that is free from malice, meaning the envier neither wants the loss of the blessing nor hating for it to remain...

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Jan03

China targets Hui Muslims by shuttering 3 Mosques

By: RFA Source: RFA Chinese authorities in the southwestern province of Yunnan raided and forcibly evicted local ethnic minority Hui Muslims from three mosques at the weekend, saying they were engaged in “illegal religious activities.” The three mosques in Yunnan’s Weishan county were raided by more than 100 riot police and People’s Armed Police on Saturday, local Muslims told RFA. But local Muslims resisted the eviction, and dozens of people were detained and injured in the ensuing clashes, they said. “First, they went to the Huihuideng Mosque [in Huihuideng village], and everyone resisted them, holding hands tightly, so they forced their way in, shoving us...

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Jan01

Bosnia: Rebuilding a life after the horror of Srebrenica

By: Alan Crosby, Sadik Salimovic Source: RFE/RL Fahrudin Muminovic, a survivor of the mass shootings in and around the Bosnian town of Srebrenica in 1995, has struggled to rebuild his family’s life since the war ended. Twenty-three years later, that task has finally been made a little easier. A Facebook campaign sparked by the story of his and his sister Fahreta’s effort to reconstruct the family home raised $227,000 in the course of just 16 days. The home in Urkovici, about 15 kilometers northeast of Srebrenica, was reduced to ruins during the conflict. For Fahrudin, who was shot in the hand and leg when bullets rained down during the 1995 massacre of some 8,000 Muslim boys...

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