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  • How to Be a VIP on the Day of Judgment
    Abu Hurairah reported that the Prophet (Peace and blessings be upon him) said, "Allah will cover seven people with His shade, on the Day when there will be no shade but His: a just ruler, a youth who has grown up in the worship of Allah, a man whose heart is attached to the mosques, two persons who love each other only for Allah’s sake and they meet and part in Allah’s cause only, a man who refuses the call of a beautiful and influential woman for illicit relation with her and says: I am afraid of Allah, a man who gives charitable gifts so secretly that his left hand does not know what his right hand has given, and a person who remembers Allah while he is alone and his eyes are flooded with tears." (Al-Bukhari)

    We all need Allah’s shade. To be under Allah’s shade is to be protected by Him and be blessed by Him. We need...
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  • Kindness at Home
      Islam is a beautiful religion, full of wisdom and harmony. If this wonderful religion is followed properly then a typical Muslim would only be a great example to follow. The Prophet sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam (May Allaah exalt his mention ) said: "The most perfect believer in faith is the one who is best in moral character..."  [At-Tirmithi]

    Spreading kindness at home:
    'Aa'ishah may Allaah be pleased with her said: "The Messenger of Allaah sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam (May Allaah exalt his mention ) said: '"When Allaah, The Almighty,Wills...
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  • தேசிய ஷூறா சபை அரசி யல் தலைவர்களைத் தொடர் ந்தும் சந்திக்கும்.
       

    ​தேசிய ஷூறா சபை அரசியல் தலைவர்களைத் தொடர்ந்தும் சந்திக்கும்.
    பல மதங்களுக்கும் அவற்றைப் பின்பற்றுபவர்களுக்கும் எதிராகத் துவேச உணர்வைத் தூண்டும் வகையிலான செயற்பாட்டில் ஈடுபட்டுள்ள தீவிரவாதக் குழுக்களைக் கட்டுப்படுத்துவதற்கு உரிய நடவடிக்கைகள் எடுக்கப்பட வேண்டியதன் முக்கியத்துவத்தையும்...
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  • Vasudeva calls for urgent action against bigots spreading hate
    Vasudeva calls for urgent action against bigots spreading hate November 9, 2014, 9:22 pm


    Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara addressing members of National Shoora Council
    Minister of National Languages and Social Integration and Leader of the Democratic Left Front Vasudeva Nanayakkara has stressed the need for deterrent...
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  • Naleem Hadjiar Memorial Oration- Muslims never supported separatism or terrorism SLMC weaned away Muslim youth joining LTTE post July 83
    Naleem Hadjiar Memorial Oration
    Muslims never supported separatism or terrorism 
    SLMC weaned away Muslim youth joining LTTE post July 83 November 9, 2014, 10:31 pm


    ​M.M. Zuhair   Tamil tigers would have achieved ‘Eelam’ within the first 15 years of the 1975 killing of Jaffna Mayor Alfred Duraiyappah, if Mohammed Hussain Mohammed Ashraff from the East did not form the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress and wean away the eastern Muslim youth, who frustrated with national parties, were at that time joining...
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  • ‘අලුත්ගම නීතිය ජාතිය අනුවද?’- නීතිඥ ශිරාෂ් නූර්දීන්
      3 නොවැම්බර් 2014 අලුත්ගම මුස්ලිම් පාපන්දු ක්‍රීඩාලෝලීන් කණ්ඩායමක් සහ තවත් කණ්ඩායමක් අතර පසුගිය සෙනසුරාදා සිදු වූ ගැටුම...
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  • 10 Good Reasons to Do Good Deeds
    Allaah The Almighty enjoins us to remember Him frequently and perform good deeds because forgetfulness is a disease that leads to neglecting virtuous deeds. Allaah The Almighty says: 'Translated'  [Taha: 115]. One's good deeds should be based on one's belief in Allaah The Almighty, and we must frequently remind ourselves of the reward for righteous deeds which encourages us to perform them. A person should always remember that he has been instructed to compete in virtuous deeds. Allaah The Almighty says: 'Translation'  [Hadid: 21]. The following are a few factors that serve as incentives to perform righteous deeds in order to gain blessings in this world and eternal reward in the Hereafter.   Visiting charitable and humanitarian organizations encourages a Muslim to perform virtuous deeds.   Learning about how much...
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  • Children displaced by last week’s devastating landslide at Haldamulla share a meal at a welfare centre in the area.
    Children displaced by last week’s devastating landslide at Haldamulla share a meal at a welfare centre in the area.
    (Pic by S. Buwaneka, Haputale Correspondent) Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.
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Morsi camp claims Egypt presidency win

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Brotherhood claims victory based on unofficial tallies, but SCAF decree limiting presidential powers overshadows count.

The Muslim Brotherhood has declared their candidate, Mohammed Morsi, the winner of Egypt's presidential runoff, and unofficial vote tallies show him leading the race by more than one million votes.

The group held a press conference early on Monday morning to announce Morsi's victory. With 12,793 of the country's roughly 13,000 polling stations reporting, Morsi had 12.7 million votes, while his opponent, Ahmed Shafiq, had 11.84 million, the group said.

His staff and supporters broke into chants of "down with military rule" after the results were announced.

Morsi himself also spoke. He addressed the families of the martyrs killed during the revolution, and promised to restore their rights in a "state of laws".

He also reached out to Egypt's Coptic Christians, promising that everyone would be part of "his family". He also said he was not looking for "revenge", and promised to work for all Egyptians.

"Thank God, who guided the people of Egypt to this right path, the path of freedom and democracy," he said, vowing to work for a "civil, democratic, constitutional and modern state".

The Brotherhood's numbers matched with other unofficial tallies from local and international media. Shortly after 3am local time [00:00 GMT], Al Jazeera's tally had Morsi leading with 7,896,440 votes (52 per cent), and Shafiq trailing with 7,152,894.

El-Shorouk, an independent Egyptian daily, had Morsi with 6,820,944 votes, and Shafiq with 5,490,158, a margin of 55 per cent for Morsi.

All of the results released on Sunday night are unofficial and a final tally will not come out until later this week.

Representatives from Shafiq's campaign told several local media outlets that they would not accept the Brotherhood's tally, and would wait for final results.

In a statement, Shafiq, the final prime minister under deposed president Hosni Mubarak, also accused the Brotherhood of fraud.

"The Muslim Brotherhood supporters offered large sums of money and food supplies to bribe voters into voting for MB's candidate Mohammed Morsi," the statement said. "They used intimidation, threats and violence against supporters of candidate Ahmed Shafiq."

Turnout was lower than during the first round of voting in May, according to Hatem Bagato, the secretary-general of the presidential election commission, who held a press conference in Cairo on Sunday. About  46 per cent of Egypt's 51 million eligible voters cast their ballots during the first round.

SCAF issues its constitutional annex

The new president will take office amid great political uncertainty.

The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), Egypt's military rulers, added to the confusion on Sunday night, when they released their long-awaited "constitutional annex", a decree outlining the powers of the new president.

Those powers are quite limited: He may declare war, for example, only after seeking SCAF's approval. The decree also reminds the president that he can call on the military to quell "unrest" inside the country.

SCAF dissolved parliament last week following a ruling by the supreme court, which found the legislature unconstitutional. The court ruled that provisions of the electoral law - which allowed political parties to compete for seats reserved for independent candidates - violated the constitution.

With the legislature gone, the generals reasserted control over the legislative process, and over the country's budget.

"The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces shall exercise the powers referred to under the first clause of article 56 [the article on legislative power]... until the election of a new People's Assembly," the decree states.

The decree issued on Sunday promises fresh legislative elections, but not until a new constitution has been drafted. Before it was dissolved, the parliament appointed a 100-member assembly to draft that constitution; it will be allowed to continue its work, though if it runs into "obstacles", SCAF will appoint a replacement.

The Muslim Brotherhood was quick to condemn the decree, calling it "null and unconstitutional" in a brief statement on Twitter. Asked about the decree during the group's press conference, Ahmed Abdel-Atti, Morsi's campaign co-ordinator, said he expected "popular action" against it in the near future.

Source: Al Jazeera

 

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