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Malaria drugs could help to combat cancer

Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine are drugs that are used to treat malaria, but a new review suggests that they may have another purpose: treating cancer.  The research — which reviewed more than 190 studies investigating how chloroquine (CQ) and hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) affect cancer cells — describes how the malaria drugs may increase tumor sensitivity to existing cancer treatments. Based on their findings, first study author Ciska Verbaanderd, …

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Indonesia Aims To Attract More Muslim Visitors In ‘Halal’ Tourism Push

On Gili Trawangan, an islet off the coast of Indonesia’s verdant Lombok island, tanned and pinkish Westerners in bathing suits mingle in the same restaurant as a group of hijab-wearing women from Malaysia on a corporate retreat. There is a large mosque just off the main road whose last call to prayer at night can be heard through the beat …

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Muslim woman in India denied job for wearing hijab

An Indian social worker says she was denied a job at an orphanage based in the Indian capital of New Delhi because her recruiter felt that her hijab made her look “like a Muslim lady”. “Everything was going smooth, we exchanged many emails,” Nedal Zoya, a graduate from Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai, told Al Jazeera. “But a …

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Divine (Allah’s) Judgment (Hokm) versus Human Judgment (Hokm)

AUTHORS(S): Dr. Hatem Abu Shahba TRANSLATOR(S): Jerrmein Abu Shahba Divine (Allah’s) Judgment (Hokm) versus Human Judgment (Hokm) Written by: Dr. Hatem Abu Shahba Translated by: Jerrmein Abu Shahba This article analyzes and clarifies the difference between the divine judgment (hokm) versus the human judgment, using evidence from the Holy Quran and examples from Islamic history and Sunnah. The author tackles …

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هل نحن محمديون ؟

مع كل أحتفال بمولد أو وفاة أحد المعصومين علينا الوقوف في محطتهم قليلاً والتزود من عبق سيرتهم للأستنارة من هذه المحطات بما يغني الفكر المعاصر ويضع حلولاً لمشاكل كثيرة نعاني منها وخاصة في الواقع الاجتماعي المتردي والآخذ بالانهيار والانحدار بشكل مريع وخاصة بعد الانفتاح على مصادر جديدة لخطوات الشيطان التي أغرت الكثير منا وخاصة ممن لم يكن يرتكز على أساس …

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93 Countries to Take Part in Int’l Islamic Unity Conference

Secretary general of the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought (WFPIST) said thinkers, religious personalities and political figures from 93 countries will attend the upcoming International Islamic Unity Conference. Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, Ayatollah Mohsen Araki said 220 Iranian and 300 foreign guests will take part in the international event. The WFPIST will organize …

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Imam Husayn (A.S.): The Heir of Prophet Abraham

By: Dr. Mohammad Ali Shomali God, with His wise plan for His creation, does not create in vain or without purpose. It is not possible for us to perfectly understand everything about His plan. However, if we acknowledge the limits of our understanding, benefit from the Qur’an and Sunnah, and reflect on the history of mankind, we are able to …

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How has Islamophobia changed over the past 20 years?

Anti-Muslim hatred has become more pervasive and entrenched in the UK, compared with 20 years ago, according to a report by the think tank that catapulted the term “Islamophobia” in 1997. Runnymede Trust’s latest survey, released on Tuesday, came two decades after the group first launched a groundbreaking report highlighting racism faced by British Muslims. “Over the past two decades …

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