Author Archives: sohail

Turkey to release thousands from prison amid Covid-19 crisis

Turkey’s parliament on Tuesday passed a law that will allow the release of tens of thousands of prisoners to ease overcrowding in jails and protect detainees from the coronavirus, but ...

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Indonesian village uses ‘ghosts’ for distancing patrols

A village in Indonesia has reportedly taken to using volunteers dressed as ghosts to try to scare people into social distancing over the coronavirus. Kepuh village, on Java Island, started ...

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8 killed in Rakhine; army has no information

Eight people were killed by shelling in Myanmar’s Rakhine state on Monday, two local officials and a resident said, but the army said it had no information about such an ...

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Coronavirus 10 times more deadly than swine flu – WHO

The novel coronavirus is 10 times more deadly than swine flu, which caused a global pandemic in 2009, the World Health Organization said Monday, stressing a vaccine would be necessary ...

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Bangladesh bringing back 316 from Wuhan

A special flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines bringing back Bangladeshi citizens stranded in China’s Wuhan, the epicenter of the new coronavirus outbreak, is expected to arrive in Dhaka before noon. ...

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Chinese coming to Pakistan will undergo screening tests

Chinese flights will restart coming to Pakistan from Feb 3 and all passengers coming from Chi­na will go through scree­ning tests at all airports to detect symptoms of coronavirus. Special ...

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Non-Mahram

With the upcoming so-called Valentine’s Day, I thought it would be important to address the topic, from a different perspective. We all are fully aware, I’m sure, of the prohibition ...

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What Is Islam, Iman and Ihsan?

Kaniz Fatma: The Hadith of Gabriel describes three levels of faith, Iman, Islam and Ihsan. This hadith is narrated by Abu Huraira that one day while the Prophet was sitting ...

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Who is My Mahram?

The muslim woman should be protected by the men in her life, they are her personal bodyguards. But these body guards, are not conscripted soldiers, nor have they undergone interviews ...

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Is Mut’ah or Temporary Marriage Valid or Invalid?

Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi: Mut’ah or Nikah al-Mut’ah literally means “pleasure marriage” and is commonly known as temporary marriage. Mut’ah is a private and verbal temporary marriage in which a person ...

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