Pakistan demands evidence against Saeed

Pakistan demands evidence against Saeed

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Report: Taliban have strong Pakistani ties

Report: Taliban have strong Pakistani ties

KABUL, Afghanistan, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Pakistan's government denies allegations in a leaked NATO report that suggest the Taliban in Afghanistan are receiving direct assistance from Pakistan.

Pakistan: NATO supply routes not reopened

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Pakistan to resume ties with U.S.

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Report: Suspected drone strike kills 4

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London sees strong partner in Algeria

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Tuareg nomads reportedly hiding Gadhafi

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Gadhafi near southern border, TNC says

Gadhafi near southern border, TNC says

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Pakistan still like Iran's gas prospects

TEHRAN, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Islamabad has no intentions of abandoning a trilateral natural gas pipeline from Iran's South Pars gas field, a spokesman for Pakistan's foreign ministry said.

Iranian scientist at Pakistan Embassy

WASHINGTON, July 13 (UPI) -- An Iranian nuclear scientist who Tehran said was kidnapped by the CIA has taken refuge at Pakistan's Embassy in Washington, a Pakistani official said Tuesday.

Pakistan says no impact on pipeline

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, June 11 (UPI) -- Pakistan says it favors a negotiated settlement of the Iran nuclear issue while noting the new U.N. sanctions won't affect its gas pipeline deal with Tehran.

Pakistan to support Afghan peace efforts

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, June 11 (UPI) -- Pakistan will continue to support the peace efforts of the Afghan government, a Pakistani Foreign Office spokesman said.

Pakistan denies harassing U.S. staffers

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Pakistani officials denied allegations that staff members of the U.S. mission to Pakistan were being harassed following a formal complaint from Washington.

Pakistan responds to Britain on bin Laden

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Pakistan, reacting to Britain's call that it do more to eliminate al-Qaida leaders, said nobody should doubt its efforts to fight terrorism.

U.S. aid bill non-binding, Pakistan says

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- The $1.5 billion U.S. financial aid package for Pakistan is not a bilateral agreement with Islamabad and it is therefore non-binding, officials say.
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Sheikh Qari Abdul Basit 'Abd us-Samad (1927–1988) (عبد الباسط عبد الصمد), was a renowned Qari (reciter of the Qur-an). As such, many modern reciters try to imitate his style. He is the only Qari to have won three world Qirat competitions in the early 1970s. 'Abd us-Samad was one of the first huffaz to make commercial recordings of his recitations, and the first president of the newly formed Reciters' Union in Egypt. He is best known for his recitation of Sura Al-Fatiha, the first chapter of the Qur'an, and a key sura in the five daily Islamic canonical prayers.

His Father was a Kurd (from Hawler)and his Mother was Egyptian. Abdul Basit was born in a village called Armant in the southern part of Egypt in 1927. He memorised the Qur'an (became a hafiz) before he was 10 years old and learned all of its seven readings. He was invited to recite during the Tarawih prayers at local mosques during Ramadan when he was just 14 years old. Abdul Basit was greatly influenced by the famous reciter Muhammad Rifat and used to walk miles to listen to his recitations on the radio.

In 1950, he came to Cairo where Muslims in many mosques were captivated by his recitations. On one occasion, he was reciting verses from Sura al-Ahzab (The Confederates), he was requested to recite for longer than his allotted 10 minutes by his audience, and continued to recite for over an hour and a half; his listeners were captured by his mastery of pitch, tone and the rules of tajwid (Qur'anic recitation).

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