Muslim doctors warn against marriage to close relatives
Muslim doctors have warned against marriage to close relatives, because of the possibility of having deformed and weakened offspring, apart from other genetic diseases. They have also advised those intending to get married, be it to relatives or to others, to undergo medical check-ups, in order to avoid any possibility of contacting any genetic diseases. It is said that Muslim countries are foremost among those in which hereditary genetic diseases are prevalent.
Taken From: http://www.islamicnews.org/english/en_daily.htmlAnother 35 Muslim women study at the Makhachkala “Muslimate”
Since the beginning of the academic year new 35 Muslim students entered the madrasah of the Daghestan association of the Muslim women “Muslimate” inMakhachkala. As the chairperson of the association Khadidjat Shikhaliyeva reported to Islam.ru, for 3 years the women will be studying the Qu’ran, fikh, the Arabic language, hadises). The additional subjects include basis of medicine and computer skills.
It should be noted that this year “Muslimate” would have the first graduation class of 25 students. The program of the subjects is enriched every year, and this year there is a plan to introduce “History of religions of Daghestan.
Taken From: http://eng.islam.ru/press/rus/2003-09-19/?single=1155Islam Expert Hopes New Book Will Debunk 'Peaceful Religion'
An author andMiddle East expert says many Americans still do not understand the true nature of Islam.
Robert Spencer is an adjunct fellow at the Free Congress Foundation (freecongress.org), a conservative think tank based inWashington, DC. In 2002, following the 9-11 terrorist attacks against U.S. targets, Spencer published Islam Unveiled (Encounter Books), a book in which he attempted to debunk the notion that Islam is a peaceful religion that has merely been hijacked by extremists.
However, Spencer says too many people still believe the myth that Islam is a religion of peace. Therefore, he has published a new book called Onward Muslim Soldiers (Regnery Publishing, 2003). In it, the author emphasizes that jihad or "holy war" is a principle that all true Muslims are expected to follow.
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