The true message of Islam

This is the true meaning of Islam. This is an inspirational and uplifting video from Moez Masoud, calling up on all humanity to understanding and dialogue.

Alcohol “more harmful than heroin”

1400 years ago, the following verse was revealed in the Qur’an:

“They ask you about wine and gambling. Say, “In them is great sin and [yet, some] benefit for people. But their sin is greater than their benefit.” And they ask you what they should spend. Say, “The excess [beyond needs].” Thus Allah makes clear to you the verses [of revelation] that you might give thought.” (Qur’an, 2:219)

Today scientists are discovering that alcohol is more harmful than heroin or crack, according to a study published in medical journal the Lancet. The report is co-authored by Professor David Nutt, the former UK chief drugs adviser who was sacked by the government in October 2009.

Members of the group, joined by two other experts, scored each drug for harms including mental and physical damage, addiction, crime and costs to the economy and communities.

The modelling exercise concluded that heroin, crack and methylamphetamine were the most harmful drugs to individuals, but alcohol, heroin and crack cocaine were the most harmful to others. When the scores for both types of harm were added together, alcohol emerged as the most harmful drug, followed by heroin and crack.

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Former President George W. Bush: “Islam is a noble faith”

Transcript of a speech by former President George W. Bush at the White House, 17th October 2005.

President Bush: Please be seated. Thank you. Welcome to the White House. This is the fifth year in a row that it’s been my honor to host an Iftaar in the State Dining Room.

Our distinguished guests represent the millions of Muslims that we’re proud to call Americans, and many Islamic nations are represented here that America is proud to call friend. We welcome the representatives from many countries with large Muslim populations. I want to thank you all for coming to celebrate an honored tradition of the Muslim faith, and wish you a “Ramadan Mubarak.”

I want to thank those in my administration who have joined us. I want to thank the Imam for joining us today, and thank you for leading us in prayer after these short remarks. I want to thank all the ambassadors from the Organization of the Islamic Conference. I welcome other members of the Diplomatic Corps. And I want to thank the Muslim — American Muslim leaders who are with us today. Thanks for taking time out to celebrate this important dinner.

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