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Tony Blair Reads Quran- Everyday

He was notoriously reluctant to discuss religion while Prime Minister, with his chief spin doctor Alastair Campbell famously commenting: ‘We don’t do God.’
But since leaving Downing Street in 2007, Tony Blair has become increasingly open about the importance of religion.
Mr Blair, who converted to Catholicism months after leaving Number 10, has now spoken of how he reads the Koran every day.
Reading the Islamic religion’s holy book - considered by Muslims to be the exact words of God - ensured he remained ‘faith-literate’, the former Labour leader said.
In an interview with the Observer magazine, published yesterday he said: ‘To be faith-literate is crucial in a globalised world, I believe.

A beautiful Poem

‎"O my Lord, if I worship you" ~ Rabia Basri

"O my Lord,

if I worship you
from fear of hell, burn me in hell.

If I worship you
from hope of Paradise, bar me from its gates.

But if I worship you
for yourself alone, grant me then the beauty of your Face."

This poem made me feel weak in the heart and bought tears to my eyes. It's a beautiful poem.

Rape 'impossible' in marriage, says Muslim cleric

Rape 'impossible' in marriage, says Muslim cleric

By Mark Hughes and Jerome Taylor

Thursday, 14 October 2010

A senior Muslim cleric who runs the country's largest network of sharia courts has sparked controversy by claiming that there is no such thing as rape within marriage.

Sheikh Maulana Abu Sayeed, president of the Islamic Sharia Council in Britain, said that men who rape their wives should not be prosecuted because "sex is part of marriage". And he claimed that many married women who alleged rape were lying.
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Gender Equality in the Homes?Err...whats that says the man!

What women's movement? Wives and partners STILL do 82 per cent of housework

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 6:04 PM on 12th October 2010

Women have fought hard for equality but a staggering 82 per cent still do the housework in their home, according to a revealing new study into Britain's cleaning habits.

Just eight per cent of husbands and boyfriends pull their weight when it comes to household chores, figures show.

More than a third of young adults aged under 24 admit they rely on their parents to clean up after them, while two per cent of Brits pay a professional cleaner.
No excuse: 15 per cent of men describe cleaning as 'too much hard work'

No excuse: 15 per cent of men describe cleaning as 'too much hard work'

Issues in Africa concerning Albinos

17 August 2010 Last updated at 14:25

Kenyan arrested by Tanzania police over 'albino sale'
By Will Ross East Africa correspondent
Albino children in a school for the blind in Tanzania The Tanzanian government has promised action to protect albinos

Police in Tanzania say they have arrested a Kenyan national who was attempting to sell an albino man.

The arrest was made in a sting operation as police pretended to be businessmen buying albino body parts.

Police say they struck a deal equivalent to more than $250,000 (£159,000) for the 20-year-old man.

Albino body parts are prized in parts of Africa, with witchdoctors claiming they have special powers. The Tanzanian government has promised to take action.

Curiousity question...


So, I was just thinking the other day about Muslims, 'so called Muslims' and heaven and hell.

I came up with some questions, which I have my opinions too, but I wanted to see what you all think as well.

Q1) Do you people think there is a difference between a practising Muslim, and a non practising Muslim?

Q2) Do you think we say a person is just Muslim by name? (In the sense that they do everything haram, such as dating, drinking, gambling,zina,thiefing etc etc...but they are born into a Muslim family)...

And lastly, whatever your opinions are, are you able to back it up with authentic Hadith ( from what Sunnis believe , i.e. Sahih Buhakri, Sahih Muslim etc) and Qura'n quotes?