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Welcome to The Islamic Bulletin Web Site. In addition to publishing The Islamic Bulletin, in hard copy, we are very pleased to announce that we are now available electronically! Although the website is currently under construction, we expect to have all the previous issues fully operational in a short time. You will be able to bring to Muslims and non-Muslims alike a comprehensive site to explore Islam.

We have provided links to the Holy Quran in Arabic, Albanian, Chinese, French, Dutch, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Malaysian, Spanish, Swahili, Russian, Turkish, Urdu, and Vietnamese. Many with audio! This is, Insha'Allah, a "one-stop" site for everything you wanted to know about Islam. You can:

InshAllah, soon you will be able to download: an Islamic Last Will, the Mosques (Masjids) in California, with driving directions. We hope that the locations and directions of the various Masjids will assist our fellow Muslims in maintaining their salaat/prayer times and responsibilities. Plus much more!

Living in this country we have problems of all sorts and dimensions. These problems are as diverse as each of us. We are a community drawn from almost every corner of the Earth. We have different cultural backgrounds and languages. We have different ethnic and family backgrounds. Despite all that, we have a desire to practice Islam in its truest sense and live peacefully. We also hope, through the web, to create a sense of togetherness, introduce individuals to each other for their support or suggestions and, at the same time, link community organizations together for the benefit of all. The development of The Islamic Bulletin and this site is the result of many dedicated people who have volunteered their time and efforts to help spread the truth of Islam. The amount of work involved in publishing such a magazine is tremendous. It is only possible when we have the support, encouragement, and co-operation from the Muslim community.

We have tried to make the site 'user friendly' with few graphics to enable easy viewing and quick loading for those with less sophisticated systems. We would like to acknowledge in particular the following people: Khawar Chaudhry and Babar from Hizone for hosting us and setting up the site. Ali Tassavor was dedicated and patient during the many changes we worked through. AbdelKader Guettatfi, Shohreh Doustani, Colette Andrews, Sabah ElTareb, Fawzia El Tareb, Mohamed Baarmah, Nasira Abdul-Aleem, Izayda Molina, Judith Thomas, Pamela Consul, and Joveria for their invaluable input.

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The Islamic Bulletin
P.O. Box 410186, San Francisco, CA 94141-0186

September 1999
Jamada 1420
Note from the Editor
Letters to the Editor
Islamic World News
Islam in History
How I Embraced Islam
Do You Need Insurance?
The Deal of
a Lifetime
Letter from Shaytan
Duaa by the
Prophet in Taif
Judgement Day Airlines
On Death & Dying
Islamic Will & Testament
Women in Islam
Cook's Corner
Rapp Artist Embracing Islam
Wisdom of the Prophet
Stories of the Sahabah
Islamic Diet & Manners
Qur'an & Science