Islam stresses others respect’
Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed on Sunday said Islam lays a lot of stress on brotherhood, mutual respect and love. Addressing the Aalami Miladun Nabi conference he underlined the need for unity among the Muslims by setting aside mutual differences to lead a dignified life in this world. The minister said Islam is the perfect religion as it guides its followers from morality to minor aspects of life. “He said Islam asks the Muslims follow ‘Uswa Hasnah’ the way of Holy Prophet (Peace Be upon Him) and this was the main purpose of the Milad,” he added. Mr Rashid said Miladun Nabi marks the point for the salvation of entire mankind. He said the Holy Prophet (Peace Be upon Him) emphasized the rights of relatives and neighbors. Finance Minister, Shaukat Aziz present on the occasion also underlined the need for hard wok and commitment in all segments of society to meet the challenges faced by the Muslim Ummah. Shaukat Aziz said there is a lot of talent in people and they could change the fate of the nation by hard work. “No one will be able to cast an evil eye on Pakistan,” he added. —APP
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Muslims convene to study problems in U.S
(June 8, 2003)
The dozens of young Muslims sitting in a Rochester Institute of Technology lecture hall Saturday came from across upstateNew York and Canada. At home, they are often isolated minorities.
But they are also part of a sleeping giant, said Johari Abdul-Malik, Howard University’s Muslim chaplain. Hundreds of Muslims are at RIT this weekend for a pair of two-day conferences on Islam and issues surrounding the Islamic community.
The conferences were organized by the Muslim Student Association, the Islamic Society of North America and the Islamic Center of Rochester.
The conferences are titled “Islam: A Religion of Justice, Freedom and Peace,” and much of the focus was on what Islam can do to improve society.
There were passing references to controversy in the Muslim world over terrorist acts done purportedly in the name of Islam.
The conferences feature a variety of workshops and discussions on topics ranging from female activism to particular challenges facing the Muslim community, as well as cultural events. The lobby of the Student Alumni Union was crowded Saturday with merchants tables selling everything from clothes and jewelry to videotapes and books.
The conferences have twin aims of educating Muslims and of dispelling misconceptions held by non-Muslims, said Muhammad Shafiq, executive director of the Islamic Center of Rochester. Even with the large amount of public attention Islam has received in the past couple of years, “there’s always going to be misconceptions,” said Maryan Razvi, 23, of Brighton. “Misconceptions also exist on the part of Muslims.”
Taken From: http://www.democratandchronicle.com/news/0608story12_news.shtmlEgypt: Restored heritage to be reinstated
Egypt’s Minster of Culture, Farouq Husni is expected to officially inaugurate the reinstatement of the heritage artifacts that were being restored, and that had been affected by not only wear and tear, but also by the 1992 earthquake. These include some ancient mosques and schools, such as the Prince Sarghatmashy, and others, which is situated in the Sayyida Zainab area. The restoration work on the mosque and the school took four years to complete, and cost a total of EP4, 600,000. Other structures to be restored were some of the ancient Cairo Gates.
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