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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attend a ceremony to open the Moscow Grand Mosque in Moscow. (Reuters)

Russia offers to mediate between Palestine and Israel

By: Zlatica Hoke Source: VOA News After getting involved in the Syrian civil war, Russia now signals it wants to become a Middle East pacemaker. President Vladimir Putin has offered to host a face-to-face meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Moscow. Both leaders claim they are ready to continue the dialogue, but they accuse each other of stalling. Russian Middle East envoy Mikhail Bogdanov held talks with the Palestine Liberation Organization’s secretary general, Saeb Erekat, in the West Bank city of Ramallah Tuesday, a day after meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem. “We are very...

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Gaza: Hundreds detained during Ramadan

By: Zena Tahhan Source: Al Jazeera About 330 Palestinians across the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip have been detained by Israel since the start of Ramadan, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Center for Studies has said. During the 20 days since June 6, when the Muslim holy month of fasting began, Israel has stepped up its raids on Palestinian towns, the centre’s director, Osama Shaheen, told Al Jazeera. “We noticed that the campaign of arrests against leaders and activists in Hebron has increased, especially due to the recent attack in Tel Aviv,” Shaheen said, referring to the June 9 shooting of four Israelis by Palestinians. According to the centre’s records,...

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A hidden gem of charity in Ramadan

By: MuslimVillage Source: MuslimVillage It is well known that the Messenger of Allah (Allah’s peace be upon him) said that the best charity is that which is given in Ramadan: On the authority of Thabit bin Anas: “…it was asked, ‘Which is the best charity?’ (The Prophet – Allah’s peace be upon him) said, ‘Charity in Ramadan.’” (Tirmidhi) In this month of abundant blessings, the types of charity that can be given are many but we would like to focus on one type of charity for which there is a great need, yet many are unaware of it. That hidden gem of charity is the giving or providing of water. Indeed, many of the great collections of hadith such as Bukhari and Ibn Majah have chapters or...

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