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Fitna VS Almouftinoun VS Schism

One month ago Fitna the movie was released. Fitna was created by Geert Wilders, a dutch parliamentarian and he got some help from his friend during the film production. The earlier plan was to launch the film in TV station in Netherland but it was failed. Finally Fitna was released in a video sharing website Liveleak.com and suddenly Wilders become a very popular person on earth. Blessing in disguise, the right word for liveleak. It help Liveleak to increase the web traffic and to promote the website. The following day, Liveleak removed the film from their servers after
receiving threats especially to their employee.

Remote File Editor in Linux Using jEdit

In Windows, we can use UltraEdit or EditPlus to edit file remotely using FTP or (S)FTP protocol. To find the same applications in Linux is not easy. But there's one application we can use in Linux to edit file remotely. We can use jEdit.


About

jEdit is a mature programmer's text editor with hundreds (counting the time developing plugins) of person-years of development behind it. Written in Java, so it runs on Mac OS X, OS/2, Unix, VMS and Windows.

Installation in Ubuntu

Note : Java 2 version 1.5 or later is recommended for all versions of jEdit.
Before installing jEdit, make sure you have a compatible Java virtual machine.

For Debian users, we can download the latest jEdit package here.

Extract it :

Zekr -- Quran study tool -- Installation in Ubuntu

Hard to find Quran application in Linux? Zekr maybe the answer.

About

Zekr is an open platform Quran study tool for simply browsing and researching on the Holy Quran. It is a Quran-based project, planned to be a universal, open source, and cross-platform application to perform most of the usual refers to Quran. The main idea is to build an as generic as possible platform to accept different Islamic resources.

Zekr is written in Java, on Eclipse platform, and uses SWT as widget toolkit.

Months-Long Menstruation and Prayer

Question :

Respected scholars, as-salamu `alaykum.



My sister is experiencing menstrual bleeding for months now. Can she pray because it never stops?



Jazakum Allahu khayran.


Answer (Sheikh Ahmad Kutty):

Women Offering Prayer with Make-Up

Question :

Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. There is confusion among us women regarding whether it is permissible to perform the prayer (salah) with cosmetics and lipstick on. Some of us say that a woman may apply lipstick, etc., after wudu’ (ablution) and then she can offer her prayers. Others among us say that a woman's prayer cannot be accepted when she is wearing lipstick. Please explain what is the right position?


Answer (Dr. Muzammil H. Siddiqi):

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.

Can a Woman Divorce Himself?

Question :

Respected scholars of Islam, As-Salaam `Alaykum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuh. I’d like to know the Islamic view regarding this question: Does woman have the right to divorce herself? Jazakum Allah khayran.


Answer (The European Council for Fatwa and Research):

Wa`alykum As-Salamu Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.


Dear brother in Islam, it gives us great pleasure to receive your question, which is so interesting. May Allah enlighten our hearts with the light of Islam, Ameen!

Islam cares about family stability, which is the cornerstone of the Muslim society. Therefore, it lays downs rules and arrangements that guarantee that love and harmony prevail in the society.

Building Mosques for Certain Ethnicities

Question :

Respected scholars, as-salamu `alaykum.

Living in the US as a Muslim, I see a lot of Muslim communities from different countries who congregate in their own "borders." There is a masjid for every nationality (Indonesian, Egyptian, Sudanese, etc.). Shouldn't we just have masjids for all, not further dividing ourselves along these nationalistic or ethnic lines? What positive steps can we take toward this?

Jazakum Allahu khayran.