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By FRANCES GRANDY TAYLOR and FRANCES GRANDY TAYLOR,HARTFORD COURANT | October 5, 2005
As the most sacred holiday in the Islamic calendar, the holy month of Ramadan is marked by fasting during daylight hours and special evening prayers in the mosque. Reading the Quran during Ramadan, which began last night with the appearance of the new crescent moon, is an essential part of the observance. The Council on American-Islamic Relations, one of the largest Muslim advocacy organizations in the United States, is sponsoring a campaign called "Explore the Quran." The goal is to give the general non-Muslim public a greater familiarity with Islam's holy book by offering it free.
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By FRANCES GRANDY TAYLOR and FRANCES GRANDY TAYLOR,HARTFORD COURANT | October 5, 2005
As the most sacred holiday in the Islamic calendar, the holy month of Ramadan is marked by fasting during daylight hours and special evening prayers in the mosque. Reading the Quran during Ramadan, which began last night with the appearance of the new crescent moon, is an essential part of the observance. The Council on American-Islamic Relations, one of the largest Muslim advocacy organizations in the United States, is sponsoring a campaign called "Explore the Quran." The goal is to give the general non-Muslim public a greater familiarity with Islam's holy book by offering it free.
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April 14, 2004
On April 11, 2004, DOROTHY KORAN MILLIGAN; beloved wife of the late Thomas Robert Milligan and devoted mother of Cheryl Ann Milligan and her husband Victor Puotinen; loving grandmother of Stina Puotinen and Erik Puotinen; dear sister of the late Joseph Koran. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Graveside Services will be held in the Skyview Memorial Park, Rte 54, Tamaqua, PA on Wednesday, April 14 at 12 noon. Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 710 W. 168th St., New York, NY 10032 or the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.
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April 14, 2004
On April 11, 2004, DOROTHY KORAN MILLIGAN; beloved wife of the late Thomas Robert Milligan and devoted mother of Cheryl Ann Milligan and her husband Victor Puotinen; loving grandmother of Stina Puotinen and Erik Puotinen; dear sister of the late Joseph Koran. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Graveside Services will be held in the Skyview Memorial Park, Rte 54, Tamaqua, PA on Wednesday, April 14 at 12 noon. Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 710 W. 168th St., New York, NY 10032 or the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | November 24, 1996
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- In the way he receives guests at the old royal palace here, Mullah Mohammed Hassan seems like a kind and generous man, in an out-of-this-century kind of way.This 45-year-old man, one of the most powerful of the Muslim clerics known as the Taliban, who now rule three-quarters of Afghanistan, summons cups of sugary tea and bowls of succulent pomegranate seeds.He has only one leg, a legacy of an attack on a Soviet military base in 1988, and he cannot hide the discomfort when he shifts weight onto the crude steel shaft that is his artificial leg. But his personal warmth is unflagging.
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By Los Angeles Times | February 5, 1992
LOS ANGELES -- The fabled lost city of Ubar, celebrated in both the Koran and "The Arabian Nights" as the queen of the lucrative frankincense trade for 3,000 years before the birth of Christ, has been discovered by a Los Angeles-based team of amateur and professional archaeologists.Using a combination of high-tech satellite imagery and old-fashioned literary detective work, they discovered the fortress city buried under the shifting sands of a section of Oman so barren that it is known as the Rub'al Khali or Empty Quarter.
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By Jennifer Hieger and By Jennifer Hieger,THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER | September 9, 2001
SANTA ANA, Calif. - Buying a house can be tough. If you're an observant Muslim, it can seem all but impossible. That's the predicament facing many Muslims who interpret the Koran to prohibit the payment or collection of interest, which means they cannot use traditional lenders to obtain a mortgage. Some have remained in apartments for years, even decades, trying to save enough to buy a home outright. But increasingly, Muslims in Orange County, Calif., are finding ways to buy a home without compromising their religious beliefs.
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By Holly Selby and Holly Selby,SUN STAFF | February 29, 2000
WASHINGTON -- A century or more since the manuscript disappeared from Istanbul, the Johns Hopkins University returned to the government of Turkey yesterday part of a ninth-century Koran, the holy book of Islam, written entirely in gold. Known as the Gold Koran, the illuminated manuscript is considered by scholars to be a rare and extraordinarily beautiful example of Islamic art. The university's portion -- which has been in its library collections for nearly six decades -- includes the first 18 suras, or chapters, of the Koran.
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By John Daniszewski and John Daniszewski,LOS ANGELES TIMES | March 1, 1997
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- When the body of nurse Yvonne Gilford was found last December, there was fear in the walled compounds where foreigners live in Saudi Arabia. The 55-year-old Australian had suffered a grisly death. She had been stabbed four times, beaten with a hammer and suffocated in her bed.In a country that by world standards is almost crime-free, some wondered if a maniac was on the loose. Or was the murder politically motivated? Few were prepared for the news that Saudi investigators announced 13 days later.
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By Ann LoLordo and Ann LoLordo,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | January 28, 1997
NABLUS, West Bank -- As dusk creeps over the Balata Refugee Camp, Amneh Khader prepares to serve breakfast.Roasted chicken, a tomato-based beef stew seasoned with okra and a milky chicken soup await her steady hand. Three generations of Khader women arrange plates of pickles, peppers and beets, steaming rice and vegetables, stuffed grape leaves and mulookihia, beef chunks in a spinach-like broth dubbed "The King's Food."Since daybreak, Amneh, the 60-year-old Palestinian mother of seven, has neither eaten nor drank.
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By Jennifer Hieger and By Jennifer Hieger,THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER | September 9, 2001
SANTA ANA, Calif. - Buying a house can be tough. If you're an observant Muslim, it can seem all but impossible. That's the predicament facing many Muslims who interpret the Koran to prohibit the payment or collection of interest, which means they cannot use traditional lenders to obtain a mortgage. Some have remained in apartments for years, even decades, trying to save enough to buy a home outright. But increasingly, Muslims in Orange County, Calif., are finding ways to buy a home without compromising their religious beliefs.
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By Holly Selby and Holly Selby,SUN STAFF | February 29, 2000
WASHINGTON -- A century or more since the manuscript disappeared from Istanbul, the Johns Hopkins University returned to the government of Turkey yesterday part of a ninth-century Koran, the holy book of Islam, written entirely in gold. Known as the Gold Koran, the illuminated manuscript is considered by scholars to be a rare and extraordinarily beautiful example of Islamic art. The university's portion -- which has been in its library collections for nearly six decades -- includes the first 18 suras, or chapters, of the Koran.
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By John Daniszewski and John Daniszewski,LOS ANGELES TIMES | March 1, 1997
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- When the body of nurse Yvonne Gilford was found last December, there was fear in the walled compounds where foreigners live in Saudi Arabia. The 55-year-old Australian had suffered a grisly death. She had been stabbed four times, beaten with a hammer and suffocated in her bed.In a country that by world standards is almost crime-free, some wondered if a maniac was on the loose. Or was the murder politically motivated? Few were prepared for the news that Saudi investigators announced 13 days later.
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By Ann LoLordo and Ann LoLordo,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | January 28, 1997
NABLUS, West Bank -- As dusk creeps over the Balata Refugee Camp, Amneh Khader prepares to serve breakfast.Roasted chicken, a tomato-based beef stew seasoned with okra and a milky chicken soup await her steady hand. Three generations of Khader women arrange plates of pickles, peppers and beets, steaming rice and vegetables, stuffed grape leaves and mulookihia, beef chunks in a spinach-like broth dubbed "The King's Food."Since daybreak, Amneh, the 60-year-old Palestinian mother of seven, has neither eaten nor drank.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | November 24, 1996
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- In the way he receives guests at the old royal palace here, Mullah Mohammed Hassan seems like a kind and generous man, in an out-of-this-century kind of way.This 45-year-old man, one of the most powerful of the Muslim clerics known as the Taliban, who now rule three-quarters of Afghanistan, summons cups of sugary tea and bowls of succulent pomegranate seeds.He has only one leg, a legacy of an attack on a Soviet military base in 1988, and he cannot hide the discomfort when he shifts weight onto the crude steel shaft that is his artificial leg. But his personal warmth is unflagging.
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By Los Angeles Times | February 5, 1992
LOS ANGELES -- The fabled lost city of Ubar, celebrated in both the Koran and "The Arabian Nights" as the queen of the lucrative frankincense trade for 3,000 years before the birth of Christ, has been discovered by a Los Angeles-based team of amateur and professional archaeologists.Using a combination of high-tech satellite imagery and old-fashioned literary detective work, they discovered the fortress city buried under the shifting sands of a section of Oman so barren that it is known as the Rub'al Khali or Empty Quarter.
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By Ann LoLordo and Ann LoLordo,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | July 26, 1998
JERICHO, West Bank -- A shrine of a different kind is about to open here.It's a $150 million casino-hotel under construction on a barren, sun-seared plot on the edge of this spring-fed, West Bank town )) that some archaeologists date to 8,000 B.C.Yasser Arafat's Palestinian Authority is backing the project. An Israeli public relations firm is promoting it. An Austrian outfit with unidentified Arab partners is developing the project. And the complaints of religious fundamentalists won't stop it.The peace process should be so easy.
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By Scott Shane and Scott Shane,Moscow Bureau of The Sun | October 2, 1990
MOSCOW -- The Soviet Union officially ended seven decades of religious repression yesterday with a new law guaranteeing millions of believers the right to confess, practice and teach the faith of their choosing.The 341-2 vote by the U.S.S.R. Supreme Soviet marked the total defeat of state atheism in what was perhaps one of history's longest, cruelest and most determined wars against religious belief.The Law on Freedom of Conscience and Religious Organizations codifies the official tolerance and even encouragement of religion that under the reforms of President Mikhail S. Gorbachev has gradually come to replace persecution.
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