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    99). Zardari is infamous for engaging in corrupted activities, such as diverting millions of euros worth of disaster aid away from relief efforts (Rumi, 2010, p. 13). This lack of credibility, of course, left many citizens outraged as they “struggled to understand the government’s apparent indifference to their plight while renewing their suspicions about the president’s allegedly ill-gotten wealth” (Fair, 2011, p. 99). Despite his title, Zardari blamed Yousef Raza Gilani, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, for the poor efforts made on disaster management and flood aid (Fair, 2011, p. 99). With little being done by a disinterested government to mitigate destruction and alleviate suffering, corrosive communities amongst victims of the flood were formed. The people were angry over the irresponsibility and apathy the Peoples Party offered to a vulnerable population in desperate need of…

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    Malala Yousafzia Thesis

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    The Taliban unfortunately still thinks about/believes Malala Yousafzia and her family a threat and still have a target on them. But since of the previous attack on her, she has so much support from everywhere around the world that the Taliban cannot do anything to harm Malala and her family. On her 16th birthday she started to raise her voice again. That day she gave a speech at the United Nations. She also wrote a self-written life story named, "I am Malala Yousafzia: The Girl Who Stood Up for…

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    in Pakistan was set at Rs. 482.63 million for the fiscal year 2011-2012. President Asif Ali Zardari’s salary was Rs. 1 million. Besides other expenses, entertainment and gifts allowances were set at Rs. 15.8 million. Rs. 24.63 million were apportioned just for the conveyance and motor car expenses of the Prime Minister’s Secretariat and that is covers only 2.08% of the total budget of Prime Minister’s Secretariat i.e. Rs. 1.18 billion (Ali, Kalbe. "Areas That Matter Most."). These statistics…

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    The symbolism of Mecca for Helen In the play (The road to Mecca by Athol Furgard faber and faber edition) In the play “The road to Mecca” by Athol Furgard is a character named Helen, also known as Miss Helen. In the play she creates her own Mecca in her yard. Mecca is a city in Saudi Arabia and it is a holy city to followers of Islam. People take this religious journey to deepen their experience with God. In this case Helen takes a spiritual journey and she does not physically go to Saudi…

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    This chapter, except for the section on the Hazaras in the early Ismaili literature, has already been published under the title of ‘The Shi‘a Ismaʿili Da‘wat in Khurasan: From Its Early Beginning to the Ghaznawid Era’, at the Journal of Shʿia Islamic Studies, 2015, Vol. VIII, No. 1, pp. 37-59. In several qaṣīdas of his dīwān (1956), Farrukhī praises Sulṭān Maḥmūd Ghaznawī as the King of Zāwulistān. For further details see, Baiza, Y. (2014) The Hazaras of Afghanistan and their Shiʿa…

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    The Fatimid Caliphate (ad-Dawlah al-Fāṭimiyya) was an Ismaili Shia Caliphate, it lasted from the year 909 to the year 1171 and eventually fell when its last Caliph (Al Athid or Abū Muḥammad ʿAbd Allāh ibn Yūsuf ibn al-Ḥāfiẓ) died, making place for the Ayyubid Sultanate of Egypt and Syria under Saladin. The Fatimid Caliphate was the only Shi’a Caliphate, it was tied to the Ismaili branch of Shi’a Islam, the belief is centered around Isma’il, the son of Ja’Far As-Sadid, the sixth Imam and seventh…

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    in her science lab. This was confirmed by one the boys who swore that he saw her from the lab’s window. I could not verify his account but the roamers continued about her and how she was flirtatious with the other visiting fathers to the school. I was fascinated by the amount of attention she received and how her beauty swayed the boy and the men alike. She became the object of my obsession of how to attract attention by being an eye candy. I wanted to be like ‘Aasha and I started taking care of…

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    The primary hagiographic story of ‘Aziz al Saksawiyya is the one found in the hagiographic work entitled Uns al-Faqir Wa izz al Hakir (the Intimacy of the Sufi and the greatness of the Denigrated) by the Sufi jurist ‘Abd al-Aziz ibn al-khatib who is known by the name of ibn Qunfudh (14th century). As we saw before this hagiographic record is a compilation of saints, Sufis and holy people belonging to Morocco and other Maghrebian countries. It includes only saints who were disciples of the axial…

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    Analysis Of The Beloved

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    the imam), ṭahāra (purification), ṣalāt (prayer), zakāt (almsgiving), ṣawm (fasting), ḥajj (pilgrimage) and jihād (striving in God’s way). Walāya is the best among them, because through it and through the one to whom allegiance should be paid, the knowledge of the other pillars is reached.” The importance of love for Imam Aly (AS) and by extension, all rightful successors of Imam Aly (AS), the pure Imams, can be seen from the following Ḥadīth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAAS): “None but a…

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    Under the Black Flag: At the Frontier of the New Jihad by Sami Moubayed was a very educational book that included many specific details and important information. This book covered the topic and ideas of terrorism, ISIS, and al-Qaeda. I chose this book to learn more about the importance of this field, and I expected to understand the background, motives, and reasoning behind ISIS and terrorism. This 240 page nonfiction introduction to ISIS published by I.B.Tauris&Co.Ltd was a very educational…

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