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THE most important contest in the world right now is between the ISIS (Islamic State) model and the Tunisian model,” said Rachid Ghannouchi, who was visiting New York this week. “It’s not between Islam and the West. It’s between ISIS and us.” Ghannouchi is the intellectual leader of Ennahda, Tunisia’s Islamist party that, despite winning the country’s first free elections, compromised with its political foes, relinquished power and helped make Tunisia the Arab Spring’s only success. He explained why his small country’s story is crucial to the struggle against militant Islam across the world.................Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)

 

Hikmah

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said:"Do you know who will go first on the Day of Resurrection to the shade of God?...Those who when given what is right accept it, when asked for something give freely and who judge in favour of others as they do for themselves." Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 1042

Quotable Quotes

I looked at my friends, and did not find a better friend than safeguarding the tongue. I thought about all the dresses, but did not find a better dress than piety. I thought about all the types of wealth, but did not find better wealth than contentment in little. I thought about all types of good deeds, but did not find a better deed than offering good advice. I looked at all types of sustenance, but did not find a better sustenance than patience. (Umar bin al-Khattab)

Humour Without Malice

Mullah Nasruddin had lost his ring, so he set out to search for it under the street light. Others came to help him search. Finally when asked if he was certain he had dropped it in this spot, he said, "No, I lost it there," and pointed to his house. The others asked incredulously: "Then why are you looking for it here?" The Mullah said, while trying to look clever: "Because it is dark where I lost it, and it is light out here!"

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