STOCKHOLM IS MORE than 1,500 miles from Sarajevo, and the war in Bosnia was halted in 1995, so there’s a lot of time and distance between the Swedes who just chose the winner of the Nobel Prize in literature and the nasty war that happened in the heart of the Balkans a generation ago. But that’s no excuse for the decision to give this year’s prize to Peter Handke, who denies that a well-documented genocide was committed by Serbs against Muslims in Bosnia….more: the-intercept
Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “A man set out to visit his brother from another town, so Allah sent an angel to watch over his steps. When the angel came to him, he said: Where are you going? The man said: I am visiting a brother of mine in this town. The angel said: Do you have a favor over him to be repaid? He said: No, only that I love him for the sake of Allah Almighty. The angel said: I am a messenger from Allah to tell you that Allah loves you as you love him.”Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim
The World If is an annual collection of scenarios in the fields of politics, business, technology and history. Just suppose… Click to reveal the cover. Politics. If France’s reforms succeeded. Suppose France’s president manages to transform his country and his continent. Politics. If Thailand had a reformed monarchy….more: http://worldif.economist.com/
The scientists calculated that one 220,000-gallon, commercial-size swimming pool contained almost 20 gallons of urine. In a residential pool (20-by-40-foot, five-feet deep), that would translate to about two gallons of pee. It’s only about one-hundredth of a percent, but any urine in a swimming pool can be a health concern for some people, not to mention that smell that never quite goes away…more:NPR
“Then We made the sperm-drop into a clinging clot, and We made the clot into a lump [of flesh], and We made [from] the lump, bones, and We covered the bones with flesh; then We developed him into another creation. So blessed is Allah , the best of creators.” more: https://quran.com/23
The gap between the super-rich and the poorest half of the global population is starker than previously thought, with just eight men, including Bill Gates and Michael Bloomberg, owning as much wealth as 3.6 billion people, according to an analysis by Oxfam released Monday….more: /time.com
Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The supplications of three persons are never turned away: a just ruler, a fasting person until he breaks his fast, and the supplication of an oppressed…
Every year, the World Happiness Index surveys numerous people from various countries around the world in search of, as the name implies, which country has the happiest population. This year’s winner is Denmark, followed closely by Switzerland, Iceland, and Norway.…
A Christian professor wearing hijab out of solidarity with persecuted Muslim women should be commended, not punished for setting example of Jesus’s… CNN.COM|BY DEAN OBEIDALLAH
“I had people coming up to me in school, this week and last week, telling me that because I’m Muslim I’m a terrorist,” she says. “And this is something I go through every day of my life.” It only gets worse, Mohammed explains, listing off some of the recent hate crimes perpetrated against Muslims.
“Terrorism has no religion, and terrorism is not the face of Islam,” she said. “My name is Isra Mohammed. I am Muslim, and I am not a terrorist.” more: mic.com/
“When ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you don’t really have to do anything, you just let them talk. That’s what happened here,” Obama said when asked about Sterling’s comments during a press conference with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, according to CNN. more democraticunderground.