Met Police Officer Tarique Ghaffur 'relieved of duties' after race claim
The Metropolitan police chief, Sir Ian Blair, today made a dramatic intervention in the race row engulfing his force when he announced that the senior officer who accused him of being a racist was being temporarily relieved of his duties.
Blair said this afternoon that Assistant Commissioner Tarique Ghaffur had been put on authorised leave of his responsibilities with immediate effect.
He blamed Ghaffur's behaviour since his announcement last month that he was taking Scotland Yard to an employment tribunal for racially discriminating against him.
Asalaamalaikum brothers and sisters! Hope u r all reaping the rewards of Ramadhan. Am trying to! Have a favour to ask. Any one interested in sponsoring my cousin Yaser? He will be heading off to climb Mount Everest or rather reach base camp in Mid November. Any monies would be greatly appreciated. All monies raised will go to Africa to bring water to the people there.
He is funding the challenge himself and wants to try and raise Â£10,000.
Please give generously, Jazakallah
The Muslim-dominated Kashmir valley has been beset with violence as Indian security forces confront huge rallies by Kashmiris calling for independence from India. The BBC's Soutik Biswas speaks to families and friends of some of the victims.
In a picture taken on a mobile phone 10 days before his death, 25-year-old Imran Ahmed Wani fixes a shy gaze at the camera with a disarming smile.
As his friends tell it, Imran was an average young Kashmiri man, working hard, playing cricket, and watching Bollywood films.
He also exemplified those in the region's new generation, trying to make the best of opportunities thrown up by a modest economic boom during the years of relative calm since Indian and Pakistan signed a ceasefire in Kashmir.
Salaams All, this is my latest poem written last year and slightly edited, please forward widely inshAllah.
Ramadhan is coming
Itâ€™s only a few dayss away
I canâ€™t wait
The coming of the new moon
And the best month of the year
I hope Iâ€™m alive
Although Iâ€™m young
Thereâ€™s no guarantee
That Iâ€™ll be here next month
And silently praying
For a chance
Last year I tried
To improve and change
Leave the bad habits
The drinking, womanising
Drugs and clubbing
Managed it for 30 days
But on Eid I went to a rave
I gave in, wasnâ€™t brave
Went with the flow
And got totally smashed
Its true after Ramadhan Satan is unleashed
Since then itâ€™s been downhill
Month after month
Interesting blog post by my South African friend. Please note, this is not abut if meat is 'halal' for us, it quite clearly is, but whether it is ethical to eat meat NOW, when the world has changed a lot since 1400 years ago. PLEASE read fully before commenting.
Why Iâ€™m a vegetarian
by Bilal Randeree
I donâ€™t believe that animals should not be killed for human consumption. In fact, I think that God has most definitely provided certain animals for man â€” some to assist us in our daily tasks and others to provide us with the nutrients and proteins (isnâ€™t that what meat supplies?!) that eating meat provides.
This is a rap/poem whatever you want to call it that I've written. Please don't imagine me in some bling-bling! I don't do that stuff. Have a read and tell me what you think. It's called True Freedom, it may scare some people, but tough luck. Tell me what you think.
The drugs, the clubs and all the booze
Gave me the buzz, the notion of being full
How much money you had, or whether you could pull
The media, the magazines set the expectations
Making you think it was the aspiration
But that was before I got the news
Of the Truth, the Right and the only One
I've moved on since the old days
Left the idea of artificial fun
Learnt to correct those ways
Despite all the times that I've gone wrong
I've been blessed with the will to stay strong
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Summer in your Hijab
You think you dress modest
But do you really?
Far from Islam
If youâ€™re honest
The sun is out
And clothes are discarded
Satan on holiday
Most people astray
Even the person with shorts
And woman with a bikini
Is regarded as modest nowadays
So you compare to them
Kaffirs without shame
Dignity or honour
And say you dress Islamic
But the reality is tragic
I suppose you try your best
To avoid the seduction of kufr
And so you compromise
And go halfway
Not fully Islamic
But somewhere in between
Youâ€™re not a hypocrite
But youâ€™re easily misled
Fashion is like a god
Seducing and influencing
Those with weak thoughts
Making them a victim
But most donâ€™t care
They love the attention
Hijab with tight clothing
Asslamuallikum ,dear brothers & sisters .im doing tv islamic programe live ,in karachi, pakistan ,(i m host).i used to talk with islamic scholar and ask questions & also take live cals from all over pakistan. i need your help for topics & rlated Q about the topic.(Q should be which can give benifits to others knowledge.)i m expeting fast reply. Allah Haafiz