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15th May 2003

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Their has been a debate in my family for sometime about inheritance. I am a married person with 2 daughters. Are there any one else beside my wife and two daughters have any share or ratio in my inheritance. Please advise
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The law of inheritance depends on the sect you belong to. In the absence of a son, the male brothers can inherit residuary portion if you are Sunni.

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How proud Amee jan is having her first
 grand grand daughter!

A new addition to
Engr. Iqbal Khan's family, Baby Aliza Ajaz
daughter of Afshan (Jenny) and Ajaz Iqbal join the family on May 05, 2004. The first grand child of the family...Congratulations

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For every one hour of work, take a five minute break and stretch, walk, or meditate. With just a few minutes of relaxation (or doing something other than work), you'll increase your physical activity as well as productivity and feel better throughout the day.

Wish to Lose some
Extra Weight?

Water Works for Weight Loss

Nothing quells the appetite like water, lots and lots of water. Start out with two quart bottles in the morning and carry one with you to work or wherever you go. If you like, divvy up the 64 ounces of water into eight (8-ounce) bottles or four pint (16-ounce) bottles to carry around with you all day. Freeze half of them the night before and they will last all day, even in a hot car. Keep some unfrozen so they will be ready to drink immediately.
Yes. You will have to make more frequent bathroom trips, but it is worth it. Drink your 64 ounces of water before dinner, if possible, so you're not up half the night going to the bathroom.
Water not only fills you up and lessens your appetite, it prevents those "hungry horrors" we all encounter when our blood sugar drops and we reach for cookies, candy, ice cream, fries or other high-calorie treats. Water also flushes out the system, rids the body of bloat and toxins and rosies up the complexion.
Now, start splashing.

Now Heart Attack
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New Test for Predicting Heart Disease: If you're over 40 and have any family history of heart disease, take heart! A new speedy scan warns patients of cardiac problems before they have a heart attack. This test could save your life. Most heart attacks are the first and last warning a person gets. The newly devised test is the electron beam tomography (EBT) that takes 3D pictures that point out calcium in coronary arteries, a known predictor of heart disease. The test is not offered everywhere yet so if you qualify, ask your doctor where it's available.

Cleaning Kitchen Exhaust Fan
Remove your greasy exhaust fan with the metal frame, un-assemble the fan blade and any other part that is easily removable. Put all the parts in bathroom tub and spray lots of oven cleaner spray on it. Leave it for 20-30 minutes, change the sides of all the parts and spray the oven cleaner spray again and leave for another 20-30 minutes. Wash with warm water afterwards.
Note: Make sure the area is well ventilated before spraying the oven cleaner due to dangerous fumes, use gloves, dry the exhaust fan before putting it back, spray very little WD-40 or a drop of machine oil in the motor. Credit Talha from Riyadh

Dividing moment

 This is the moment that divides the past from the future. And this is the moment that you control. It's a powerful place to be. What you do right now will determine what you carry from your past into your future.
You can choose to hold on to all the good, empowering things such as your knowledge, your positive relationships, your wisdom and experience. And you can choose to move beyond those things that have held you back, such as negative habits and low expectations. If you've dragged yourself down, if you've held yourself back, now is your opportunity to begin moving yourself forward. Now is the time when you can put all your past experience, whatever it has been, to positive and productive use. 
The past does not equal the future, and right now is the moment that proves it. Right now is a doorway through which you can carry those things that will bring a brighter future.  
See this moment for all it is, and live it fully for all you can be.

Engr Iqbal Ahmed Khan


We've had viruses and hackers to contend with for years. More recently we've had spyware, adware and Trojans. And, of course, we've always had spam. Now there are two new threats - phishing and spoofing.
Phishing is the name given to the practice of luring you to a fake website in order to obtain your PIN's,
passwords, and credit card details.
Spoofing exploits (yet another) loophole in Internet Explorer so a fake site displays an authentic-looking web address.
So you receive an email purporting to come from
someone like PayPal (I've had two of these myself lately), Visa or American Express. This will have the appropriate logo and official-sounding wording, web address and contact details.
The message typically says your account needs updating in some way and asks you to click on a link to take you to the company's website. When you click the link you arrive on what looks like the proper website with the address displayed in your address bar.
And guess what? You'll be asked to re-enter all your account details.
You will actually be on the thief's website that has been made to look like the real thing, even to the extent of having only that part of the web address that relates to the real website displayed. The rest of the address, leading to the thief's website, is concealed.
One way of defeating this type of activity is always to have your email settings set to read all your messages in plain text. In Outlook Express, go to Tools > Options and click the Read tab. Check "Read all messages in plain text".
This will cause the full URL to be displayed to you and you will see that it is a fake site.
If you don't want to have to read your messages in plain text just because of the activities of these fraudsters, be very careful when at any site which requies your PIN, password or credit card number.
If you receive an email address like this then don't
click on the link, but type the web address into your
address bar yourself. If the message was genuine
you'll see confirmation at the site.

has released a phone number for Automated Traffic Violation Inquiry.
1. Dial 2928888
2. Press 2 for English
3. Enter your ID [Iqama] No.

It will give current details regarding the traffic fines [mukhalafa] you
have on your ID/Iqama number.
We thanks Shahid Gulzar Bhai for sharing this information with rest of us.
JazakAllah Khair

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Dear CP
I would like to know address of your reporter in Taif as some times we have events here and we would like to share with rest of the community by posting in the newsletter. Regards, Ashraf Malik
Dear Bhai, thanks for the question. Well, first of all we are not a commercial setup and therefore we do not have a team of reporters. Everyone involved in CP works for the betterment of the community in his/her own time. We always advertise that community members can  send their reports, hand written (scanned), in Inpage Urdu format or even in English along with as many images that one may wish. We would love to publish it showing credit to member who submits the report. We are a community driven community and always depend on community to come forward. Note that we do not publish political reports.

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Islamic Mother's Day

One day a man came to see the Prophet Muhammad. It seemed that he was trying to solve something but couldn’t quite work it out. So he asked the Prophet. ''Tell me, O Prophet!'' I have many relatives and many friends whom I love, and whom I wish to care for and help. But I often find it difficult to decide which of them has the greatest claim upon me? Which of them should come first?'' The Prophet replied immediately, ''Your mother should come first and before all others.''
The man was very pleased to have this clear guidance from the Prophet. But of course there were all his other relatives and his friends, so he asked ''and after my mother, who has the greatest claim upon me?'' The Prophet’s reply this second time surprised him. ''Your mother!'' he said again. The man wondered why the Prophet was repeating himself. Perhaps he had not spoken clearly, the man thought, so he asked the question again, ''What I want to know is, after my mother, who has the greatest claim upon me? Again the Prophet said ''your mother!'' Your mother, your mother, your mother!
The Prophet had now said it three times. Slowly, the man realized why he had done so. ''The Prophet means that my mother is extremely important, so much so that my duty to her must be stressed over and over again. Even so, the man’s thoughts ran on, ''what about all the others I love and wish to care for?'' Still uncertain and wanting to know more, he once again turned to the Prophet and said, ''and after my mother, who comes after her? Is there anyone besides her?'' The Prophet then replied ''after your mother, your father.'' ''And then?'' asked the man. ''Then people who are nearest to you,'' said the Prophet. Allah’s peace and blessings be upon the Prophet.  
Web Link: http://www.MuslimTeens.org/Articles/IslamicMothersDay.html

 REIKI - Natural Healing
Reiki is both powerful and gentle. In its long history of use, it has aided in healing virtually every known illness and injury including serious problems like: multiple sclerosis, heart disease and cancer as well as skin problems, cuts, bruises, broken bones, headache, colds, flu, sore throat, sunburn, fatigue, insomnia, impotence, poor memory, lack of confidence etc. It is always beneficial and works to improve the effectiveness of all other types of therapy (credit: iiieye.tripod.com).
In this edition, we are evaluating the Sixth Energy Center of the body, which is located in the center of the forehead. This is our “mind center”. It covers our brain, neurological system, ears, eyes, nose, pituitary and pineal glands. When there is an energy blockage in any of these organs, the result is any of the dis-eases ranging from brain tumors, strokes, brain hemorrhage, blindness, deafness, seizures, learning disabilities, spinal dysfunctions, panic, depression etc. Treating this area with Reiki would open a person to recognize and expand his mental capabilities, intuitive power (the sixth sense), the ability to learn from experiences, to come out of small mindedness and to separate reality from fantasy.

For Reiki/Aromatherapy sessions, please contact Lamees at 0506463801 or email: lamees@kfshrc.edu.sa 
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If you are suffering from Constipation, take 2 teaspoonful of Husk with water or yogurt at bedtime.
Credit brother Dr. M. Ashraf Ali of Dhahran.

Please pray for Waheed bhai's welfare - He is unable to write the next episode due to problems he is facing at the moment


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The actual Road to Swat bifurcates from the great Grand Trunk Road near Nowshera. About a kilometre below the highest point on the Road to Swat, the commuters can see the view of Takht-i-Bahi Mountains in the middle distance standing from the road.

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 About Staying Happy
Assalam-O-Alikum.  Dear ones, how are you all? Intermediate students who are still having papers, we wish them luck as they sit for their exams & those of you who are waiting for results, we wish may Allah bless you with success.
Today, I will talk about staying happy and making people around you happy.

World today is full of miseries and problems. People are too much thinking of their woes and their worries. This put stress on them leading to depression and anxiety problems. All these wear our health down. Our Health and our body are very precious gifts of Our Creator. We have to take care of them. Staying happy and having positive emotions is vital for a healthy body. Researches going around the world show that positive emotions could be beneficial to health, probably because of the hormonal triggers they make.

The concern then is how to stay happy? Happiness is not something that has to come to us from outside. It is inside us. We have to feel it and bring it out.  It is very much related to our emotions and attitudes. It is often seen that people with positive emotions complain less even when ill, while others with negative emotions get anxious and unhappy at small, petty things. We have to learn to count our blessings. As the hadith by the Prophet (peace be upon him) says that look at the people below you so that you thank Allah for what you have been blessed with. If you look at those above you, you are likely to be unthankful to your Sustainer for His blessings.
Worries are of various kinds…some related to past, others to present while some about future. I read a quote that always sticks to my mind. It went like this: “Yesterday had gone and there's not much I can do about it. So why worry. Today is here and I have to profit from this small piece of present. Tomorrow isn't here yet so why worry about that. If we have had blows in past we do not need to dwell on them. It is vital to resolve the past, learn from the experiences, grow and start living the present.  The past has flown away. You cannot undo it now. Past being inherently unchangeable deserves little concern. Future is non-existent yet. So avail your present. Do what you can, with what you have, here- where you are.
Another reason for worry is money. These days, people think of money as everything. Those who are poor are worried about how to earn and those who are rich are worried about how to keep their money growing and safe. In my analysis, being detached from materialist concerns is a healthy, realistic attitude and should help make you happy. Trust God. It does not mean that you leave everything and sit idle. No... It means maintain a balance. Put in your level best efforts and leave the rest to God. He knows much more than we do ...and will give us what He finds best for us. 
Another reason that makes us unhappy is when we feel hurt. If we expect less, we are likely to be hurt less. And this will help keep our happiness intact. Emotional blocks like hurts, pain, and disappointments drain our emotional energy and have a blow on our present life. The bitter feelings influence our thinking and behavior and that eventually leave marks on our quality of life.
Make yourself and your environment happy. Eventually people around you will be cheerful. Avoid watching violent things. Read and watch happy stuff. Have surroundings with everything in it is smiling. It is seen that in offices with a well-lit and happy atmosphere, employees are able to give better output. Learn to stay happy and stay fit. And never forget to thank Allah for all His Blessings that we know of and that of which we are ignorant.

Mrs. Amna Tariq, Makkah Mukarrama - KSA

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2) I  need a  car, Camry    or Cressida  in  good condition, in Riyadh.
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I am looking for a two bed rooms apartment in Sulaimania or behind Banque Saudi Fransi. Apartment must be in a good condition (not in a old building). If one available in your building then please let me know.
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 Accommodation Available in Riyadh
Independent Bachelor Furnished room available for Rent in Olaya Area . Walking distance from Akariya and Faisaliya on Main Olaya Road. Tel Office : 01-4190055-Ext 244

 Looking for a furnished room in Al Khobar
I am from Pakistan, an Electronic Engineer, looking for a furnished room in Khobar. I have to shift at new premises on June 1st,2004.
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 Looking for Accommodation in Jeddah
I am looking for a room for 1 to 3 persons living in Jeddah. Preference is to Al-Sharfia or in Al-Balad or near Al-Sharfia.If anybody help me to find a room for 1 person or maximum 3 persons living I will be thankful.
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Tuitions Available for all classes (For Girls). from class 1 to 5 (For Boys) Contact 02 6761712 or imran_s74@hotmail.com

 Ladies Clothing Shop for Sale in Jeddah 
A good opportunity for buying the retail ladies readymade garments shop,
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