Monthly Archives: August 2016

Burkini a boon for Muslim women

The Sunday Times 28 August 2016 Your Letters Burkini a boon for Muslim women Respect for morality and secularism, hygiene safety and public threat have been given as reasons justifying the ban on the burkini in France (“Fears that burkini … Continue reading

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Farewell Mr Nathan, and thank you for your care and concern for Singapore and Singaporeans

Farewell Mr Nathan, and thank you for your care and concern for Singapore and Singaporeans My wife and I, together with all Singaporeans of the senior generation certainly have fond memories of Singapore’s longest-serving (two terms) president, the late Mr … Continue reading

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(General interest) Joseph, we are proud of you. Congrats!

Joseph, we are proud of you. Congrats! Thank you, Joseph, for getting that first Olympic Gold for Singapore to show to our young Singaporeans that determination and hard work can bring success in all fields, including sports and swimming as … Continue reading

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(General interest) They came, they stayed, they enjoyed

They came, they stayed, they enjoyed “Kindness”, “beautiful”, “enjoyed”, “appreciate”, “special” – these are among the affirmative words used by Hamidah and Fatimah in their farewell message to my wife and I at the end of their 3-day homestay with … Continue reading

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(Practical Islam) Islam’s motivation: Visit other countries to acquire knowledge, widen perspectives and gain friendship

Islam’s motivation:  Visit other countries to acquire knowledge, widen perspectives and gain friendship It is heartening to see Taiwan’s efforts to make Muslims feel at home with easily-available halal eateries and prayer facilities in hotels. An article in The Straits … Continue reading

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