Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Kid's Story - The Fence

The Fence

There was a little boy with a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, to hammer a nail in the back fence. The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Then it gradually dwindled down. He discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence. Finally the day came when the boy didn't lose his temper at all. He told his father about it and the father suggested that the boy now pull out one nail for each day that he was able to hold his temper. The days passed and the young boy was finally able to tell his father that all the nails were gone. The father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence. He said, "You have done well, my son, but look at the holes in the fence. The fence will never be the same. When you say things in anger, they leave a scar just like this one. You can put a knife in a man and draw it out. It won't matter how many times you say I'm sorry, the wound is still there. A verbal wound is as bad as a physical one.

The above story is from http://www.playandlearn.org/reader.asp?Type=Articles&fn=101

Sunday, March 06, 2005

University faces legal action

University of Birmingham faces legal action from students over allegations of religious discrimination...

Students at the University of Birmingham have instructed solicitors to take legal proceedings against the University after their elections results were annulled BASED ON ALLEGATIONS of election fraud earlier last year.

Elections for the NUS Conference took place on the 25th October 2004 . All of the elected delegates were to be of Muslim origin (14 out of 14). However after much pressure, the Students' Union supported by the University, annulled the elections, and ....

read the rest @

http://www.fosis.org.uk/news/articles/08,02,05,birmingham14.htm

Passion Of Christ Converts Man To Islam

Found this on a blog by American Muslims...

"My next door neighbor used to grow Marijuana in his back yard. He rode a loud Harley Davidson and could not complete a sentence without saying the “f” word. There was a party every night at his house and God knows what went on but whatever it was the whole neighborhood could hear it... "

read the rest of this @

http://www.voiceforislam.com/PassionOfChristConvertsMan.html

It shows that Islam is about having respect for everyone. Often we disrespect non-muslims, and this leads to them getting the impression that muslims are not worth talking to and therefore their religion is not worth following.

Thursday, March 03, 2005

The Muslim Association of Britain (MAB)

Aimed to promote and propagate the principles of positive Muslim interaction with all elements of society to reflect, project and convey the message of Islam in its pure and unblemished form.

Here is a link to the MAB website:

http://www.mabonline.info/english

Schoolgirl wins Muslim gown case

A girl was unlawfully excluded from school for wearing a traditional Muslim gown, Appeal Court judges have ruled....

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/beds/bucks/herts/4310545.stm

The New Junaid Jamshed




Junaid Jamshed, the Pakistani music star has changed his lifestyle...

Read this interview(don't know the date but I think it is more than a few years old):

http://www.pakistanimusic.com/articles/junaidjamshed.html