Burese activists jailed for marking pro-democracy uprising

YANGON, Aug 17 – Five activists have been sentenced to 2½ years in prison for marching on the 20th anniversary of pro-democracy protests that were crushed by the Myanmar’s military rulers, an opposition party official said yesterday.

The sentencing Friday came two days ahead of a visit by UN special envoy Ibrahim Gambari, who is promoting democratic reforms in Myanmar.

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Four more Malaysian immigration officers nabbed again in work permit racket


Sources said the ACA officers have so far arrested four officers and two Indian nationals.

They are also said to have seized almost RM1mil worth of goods including RM600,000 cash and three luxury vehicles from the officers.

All of them were arrested last Thursday and have been ordered to be remanded for five days to facilitate investigations.

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Articles of faith in ISLAM

Articles of faith

Main articles: Aqidah and Iman

The Qur’an states that all Muslims must believe in God, his revelations, his angels, his messengers, and in the “Day of Judgment”.[15] Also, there are other beliefs that differ between particular sects. The Sunni concept of predestination is called divine decree,[16] while the Shi’a version is called divine justice. Unique to the Shi’a is the doctrine of Imamah, or the political and spiritual leadership of the Imams.[17]

Muslims believe that God revealed his final message to humanity through the Islamic prophet Muhammad via the archangel Gabriel (Jibrīl). For them, Muhammad was God’s final prophet and the Qur’an is the revelations he received over more than two decades.[18] In Islam, prophets are men selected by God to be his messengers. Muslims believe that prophets are human and not divine, though some are able to perform miracles to prove their claim. Islamic prophets are considered to be the closest to perfection of all humans, and are uniquely the recipients of divine revelation—either directly from God or through angels. The Qur’an mentions the names of numerous figures considered prophets in Islam, including Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses and Jesus, among others.[19] Islamic theology says that all of God’s messengers since Adam preached the message of Islam—submission to the will of God. Islam is described in the Qur’an as “the primordial nature upon which God created mankind”,[20] and the Qur’an states that the proper name Muslim was given by Abraham.[21]

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ISLAM Etymology and meaning: S-L-M

ISLAM Etymology and meaning: S-L-M




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Trilingual peace graphic _

(Hebrew Shalom שלום [in blue], –

Arabic Salam/Salaam السلام [in green]).

“Shalom” (in blue) and “Salām” (in green) mean “peace” in Hebrew and Arabic respectively and often represent a peace symbol.




1 Etymology and meaning

2 Articles of faith

  • 2.1 God
  • 2.2 Qur’an
  • 2.3 Angels
  • 2.4 Muhammad
  • 2.5 Resurrection and judgment
  • 2.6 Predestination

3 Duties and practices

  • 3.1 Five Pillars
  • 3.2 Law
    • 3.2.1 Religion and state
  • 3.3 Etiquette and diet
  • 3.4 Jihad

4 History

  • 4.1 Rise of the caliphate and Islamic civil war (632–750)
  • 4.2 Golden Age (750–1258)
  • 4.3 Crusades, Reconquista and Mongol invasion
  • 4.4 Turkish, Iranian and Indian empires (1030–1918)
  • 4.5 Modern times (1918–present)

5 Community

  • 5.1 Demographics
  • 5.2 Mosques
  • 5.3 Family life
  • 5.4 Calendar

6 Other religions

7 Denominations

  • 7.1 Sunni
  • 7.2 Shi’a
  • 7.3 Sufism
  • 7.4 Others

8 See also

9 Notes

10 References

  • 10.1 Books and journals
    • 10.1.1 Encyclopedias

11 Further reading

12 External links

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I hereby wish to copy ISLAM articles from Wikipedia encyclopedia

Islam (Arabic: الإسلام; al-‘islām ; pronounced: [ɪs.ˈlæːm]) is a monotheistic Abrahamic religion originating with the teachings of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, a seventh century Arab religious and political figure. The word Islam means “submission”, or the total surrender of oneself to God (Arabic: الله, Allāh).[1] An adherent of Islam is known as a Muslim, meaning “one who submits [to God]”.[2][3] There are between 1 billion and 1.8 billion Muslims, making Islam the second-largest religion in the world, after Christianity.[4]

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