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Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad passed away on the 26th May 1908. We look at his life and ask: What else was the Messiah and Mahdi promised to the Muslims going to do? Also, what Muslims were told by those who stayed behind after Uhud also applies to Ahmadis’.

The Life of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad

Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad passed away on the 26th May 1908. We look at his life and ask: What else was the Messiah and Mahdi promised to the Muslims going to do? Also, what Muslims were told by those who stayed behind after Uhud also applies to Ahmadis’.

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Life and Death Crowd Control in Mecca

From wired.com- Planned for completion in 2017, the Abraj Kudai will be the biggest hotel in the world—12 towers, 10,000 hotel rooms, 70 restaurants, four helipads, a shopping mall, and a bus station. Five floors are said to be reserved for the exclusive use of the Saudi royal family; the merely wealthy will have to make do with standard [...]

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The normal life in Gitmo

Gitmo is the best posting a soldier can have. There’s lots of fun to be had here.” Life for detainees might very well be hell at the Guantanamo Bay facility but it seems like life for the soldiers, posted there to run the facility, is full of home comforts and days out topping up their tans. Photographer Debi Cornwall, who previously in [...]

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‘Free a neck’ for a better life

This article is from the ‘The Better Life’ magazine Nov 2014 issue Decapitation is separating the head from the body. Beheading is intentional decapitation with an axe, sword, knife, wire, or by a guillotine. From 1351 until it was abolished in 1870 it was a legal punishment in England for persons convicted of high treason. The [...]

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Life is worthless in Gaza

This is one of the most powerful and upsetting things I have read recently from someone living life in Gaza. I have always thought that those who resort to violence or those who go as far as exploding themselves are sick and inhuman. But now I know how it feels to have nothing to lose but your worthless life. I know how it feels to be so desperate [...]

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How to lead a good life

We read from Mulfoozat Volume 7, where the Promised Messiah continues to describe how one may meet a ‘good’ end to one’s life. One must keep the company of the righteous so that they inspire in his heart the fervor to do good, obey Allah and serve humanity.

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Palestine in 1896

The above is an interesting film released by Lumier Bros. on Youtube which depicts life in Palestine for its people in 1896. The footage shows a time when Palestinians of all faiths lived and worked side by side in harmony.

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Every year thousand of Muslim students gleefully receive their A Level results and then spend the Summer looking forward to the next chapter of their education, at Universities across the country.

But not only is this something to look forward to, but for Muslim students it brings its dilemmas and potential distractions.

Inshaal has just finished his first semester at University and he talks about the challenges Muslims face and how he has found life adapting to this unique environment.

University Life for Muslims

Every year thousand of Muslim students gleefully receive their A Level results and then spend the Summer looking forward to the next chapter of their education, at Universities across the country. But not only is this something to look forward to, but for Muslim students it brings its dilemmas and potential distractions. Inshaal has just finished [...]

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Barack Obama, the US president, still has not made good on the promise to close Guantanamo Bay prison that he signed on his first full day in office.

Since then, US Congress has raised the political price of transferring detainees – even those held without charge and already cleared for release. And the president has refused to pay it.

In this episode of Fault Lines, we travel to Yemen to meet men formerly detained at Guantanamo Bay.

Have they been tempted to “return to the battlefield”, as Congress warns? Did years of detention, isolation and torture make them want to seek revenge against the US? And how are they rebuilding their lives?

We also meet the families of some of the men still detained and on hunger strike as they continue their fight for a life after Guantanamo.

Fault Lines asks why US government officials have kept these men imprisoned for years, knowing that most of them could not be charged with a crime against the US. And we find out what the consequences of the US’ policy of indefinite detention have been.

Life After Guantanamo

Barack Obama, the US president, still has not made good on the promise to close Guantanamo Bay prison that he signed on his first full day in office. Since then, US Congress has raised the political price of transferring detainees – even those held without charge and already cleared for release. And the president has refused to pay it. In [...]

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Shia, Ahmadi, Hindu? Then Run for Your Life

Forbidden from calling themselves Muslims, Ahmadi children are expelled from school once their religion is discovered. Just a hint may be enough to destroy a career. Knowing this, the school staff at a high school in Mansehra added the word “Qadiani” to the name of an Ahmadi student, Raheel Ahmad, effectively eliminating the boy’s [...]

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