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Thawban reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Fasting the month of Ramadan is like ten months of fasting and fasting six days of Shawwal is like two months of fasting, so those together is like fasting a year.” Sahih Ibn Khuzaymah 2115 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to As-Suyuti

‘One minute felt like one year’: A day in the life of inmates in the Xinjiang internment camps

The alarm rings at 5am every morning in Yerzhan’s overcrowded concrete cell. He dresses in a thin blue uniform before armed guards escort him to a bathroom, where he has minutes to wash under supervision.

Kairat Samarkan, 30, an ethnic Kazakh, who was detained for almost four months in an internment camp in Xinjiang Province, China, demonstrates a stress position used to discipline him while at the camp CREDIT: SAM TARLING/SAM TARLINGAt 7am there is breakfast: tea and a single steamed bun for each of the cell’s 18 inmates. For the rest of the day, Yerzhan is forced to sit straight on a stool, learn Mandarin, sing patriotic songs and memorise ruling Communist Party ideology.  In order to receive a small portion of rice at noon and 6pm he, like all the others, must praise the Chinese president and shout “Long live Xi Jinping!”.  Those who refuse are electrocuted with a cattle prod that causes their limbs to spasm uncontrollably. …READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON THE TELEGRAPH

“It is He (The Almighty God, Allah)  who made the sun a shining light and the moon a derived light and determined for it phases – that you may know the number of years and account [of time]. Allah has not created this except in truth. He details the signs for a people who know” More: (YUNUS/ JONAH:5)

Tough Year…

The Messenger of God,  Almighty Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said: “Be merciful to the people of the earth and the One in the heavens will have mercy upon you.” (Al-Tirmidhī – authentic)

3.5 Trillion Insects Take To Skies Every Year Over UK To Migrate

In a study published in the journal Science, researchers detailed that about 3.5 trillion aerial bugs fly over southern England, a movement that equates to 3,200 tons of biomass flying to and from the UK. The number of insects migrating is over seven times larger than the mass that 30 million songbirds total as they leave UK each autumn to head to Africa….more:  techtimes

Study: Violent Crime And Murders Slightly On The Rise This Year In Largest Cities

Study: Violent Crime And Murders Slightly On The Rise This Year In Largest CitiesViolent crime is likely to rise slightly this year in the nation’s 30 largest cities, and murders will increase too, mostly because of problems in one place—Chicago — according to a new, preliminary analysis by the Brennan Center for Justice.

The center, a nonpartisan group that monitors developments in law and justice, said only Chicago has endured a year-over-year rise in both violent crime and homicides in 2015 and 2016. Overall, analysts said, violent crime remains near record lows….MORE: NPR

FBI Discontinues Surveillance Of Muslim Americans After Completing 15-Year Study Of Beautiful Culture

WASHINGTON—After 15 years of broadly targeting the 3.3-million-member community and extensively monitoring its activities, the FBI declared an end…“We’d always known Islam was one of the great world religions, but it wasn’t until we recruited a network of 15,000 informants and infiltrated mosques all over the country that we came to understand just how magnificent and fascinating it truly is,” said FBI director…”more:  WWW.THEONION.COM