Posts Tagged ‘france’

Life Rekindled

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Life Rekindled

But alhamdulillah, Allah kept His Eye on me, so that I was saved and shown the light of truth by His blessings in the disguise of my husband. Everything around me turned upside down when I saw my in-laws doing their prayers however tired and sick they were. My husband was regular in his prayers and my inner conscious started to prick me… I began to question by own self, and I felt ashamed to say that I was a Muslim as I was not doing my obligatory prayers on time. I slowly realized the peace I felt when I did my prayers on time, and started fasting the whole month of Ramadan. Even if I missed, I managed to make up the days by fasting equal days from other months. I fell into a peaceful track, which had once been so hard for me.

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Words in My Heart

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Words in My Heart

I am an Indonesian woman. I am now thirty-eight years old, married and have three kids. My story began in November 2007, while my family and I were living in Courbevoie, France. My husband had received an international assignment from the company he worked for in Indonesia, so we moved to France in August of 2004. When we did, all my day-to-day activities changed. I took care of my family without any help, unlike in Indonesia, where I had a helper. My youngest was only four months old at the time. Alhumdulillah, it was a valuable experience for me.

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France to target super-rich Muslim women in burkas

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France to target super-rich Muslim women in burkas

Super-rich Muslim women who shop at luxury boutiques wearing black burkas are to be targeted by the French government in a clampdown on Islamic veils, it emerged today. As parliament adopted a formal motion declaring such dress to be ‘an affront to the nation’s values’, French MPs made it clear that they were not stigmatising the poor. Many have criticised the anti-burka lobby, which includes President Nicolas Sarkozy, for focusing on poor Muslim housewives living on housing estates.

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Niqab Ban News: In France, Denmark, Italy and Egypt

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Niqab Ban News: In France, Denmark, Italy and Egypt

A round-up of some niqab-related news for anyone interested in keeping up (in France, Denmark and Italy and Egypt).

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France Drafting New Bill to Ban Burqa

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France Drafting New Bill to Ban Burqa

The parliamentary leader of the ruling French party is to put forward a draft law within two weeks to ban the full-body veil from French streets and all other public places.

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