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Dear Editor,

Asalamu Alaikum

I wanted to share an exciting release with the readers of the Islamic Bulletin. On August 12, 2011, the U.S. Postal Service issued a new Eid Forever stamp. Forever stamps are Eid Stampalways equal in value to the current First-Class Mail one-ounce rate. So if you buy this stamp you will still be able to use it in the future, (hence the name "forever") even if the rates go up. The new background color and calligraphy on this stamp will help customers and postal clerks distinguish the Forever stamp from the original Eid stamp, which was first issued in 2001 with gold calligraphy on a blue background. The Eid stamp is an important stepping stone for the recognition of Islam in this country. Use them for yourselves or gift them to your friends or neighbors and encourage them to use on their greeting cards this season. You can order these stamps online at shop.usps.com. Type "Eid" under Search or call 1-800-stamp24.

Your sister in Islam,
Umm Kalthoum
South San Francisco, CA


Dear Editor

Salam

I have recently read the articles on your website and I really think you are doing a great job and a good deed by letting people know more about Islam. I was touched when I read about the beauty tips for sisters. This website made me feel ashamed. May Allah please forgive me for not praying, fasting even though I reached puberty 4 years ago but thanks to you now I will try my best to follow Almighty Allah's Commands.

Thank You.
S. from Uzbekistan


Dear Editor

Asalamu Alaikum,

I am a Muslim man from Chad. I recently visited China at the invitation of a seminar organized by government officials hoping to establish cooperation and friendship with China. Before leaving for my trip, I was very concerned with maintaining my prayer times as one of my religious obligations. In particular, your website, which looked like it was especially made for me. I found that your Mosque locator and Prayer section are also worldwide, MashaAllah. I really felt that it united Muslims from different countries. I was able to keep all my prayers and attend the Jumah salat. I also loved your newsletters! Listening to the live radio station "Radio Islam" from South Africa increased my faith while learning about a new country and people. May Allah reward all the people who made this possible and give you the highest level in paradise, Jannah Al Firdous.

Adam


Dear Editor

Assalamu Alaikkum,

I came across your web site and your bulletins and I can tell you I just sit at my desk reading them over and over again. I wish you could write more often. Keep it up and may Allah grant you paradise.

Sadiq O Ebrahim Dawood
Quatre Bornes, Mauritius


Dear Editor

Salamu-allaykum, while googling for Quran, I suddenly found the most complete and useful resource for everyone. Your web site is very informative and a pleasure to visit. Jazakumullah. Particularly, it will benefit my kids insha Allah. May Allah reward you. Salaam.

A. Omar
Rome, Italy

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Vol. XX, No. 26
Note from the Editor
Letters to the Editor
Everyday Dua'a
Giving Up Sins
Thomas Jefferson's
Quran
Finding Islam
in America
The Wisdom in Islam
Women in Islam
How I Embraced Islam
Mecca Metro Station
Hajj / Umrah Guide
99 Names of Allah
Supplications After
Prayer
Remembering Allah
Stories of the
Sahabah
Quran & Science
Cook's Corner
Excellence of Reading
the Quran
The Arabic Alphabet
Tajweed Chart
Islamic Dietary Laws
Kid's Corner