United States adds two Pakistan-based groups to terror blacklist

By AFP

WASHINGTON: The United States (US) on Wednesday designated two Pakistan-based groups ‘with links to the Taliban’ as global terrorist threats.

As “Specially Designated Global Terrorists”, US citizens are forbidden from associating with the Tariq Gidar Group (TGG) and the Jamaat ul Dawa al-Qu’ran (JDQ), said a statement released by US State Department.

“Any assets owned by the groups in places under US jurisdiction will be frozen, and US law enforcement will be authorised to investigate their activity.”

According to the statement, the TGG is linked to the Tehreek-i-Taliban — the Pakistani Taliban — and is based in Darra Adam Khel.

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How India is quietly becoming a space exploration power house

A string of successes by India’s space program is placing the south Asian country among the world’s space superpowers.

India successfully launched a prototype space shuttle on May 23; a mini, unmanned space vehicle called the Reusable Launch Vehicle-Technology Demonstrator. The shuttle traveled to an altitude of about 40 miles above Earth’s surface, short of the 62-mile barrier between Earth’s atmosphere and outer space, before returning to Earth and into the Bay of Bengal.

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Is Queen Elizabeth a descendant of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)? The answer will blow your mind

By Ali Zain

LONDON (Web Desk) – Queen Elizabeth-II of United Kingdom, the world’s oldest living monarch who marked her 90th birthday last month, has had a number of myths spring around her in the past.

However, most astounding among these myths is the claim that she is the great granddaughter of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), from his 43rd generation.

Although disputed, genealogical records of early-medieval Spain also support the claim.

According to available information, Queen Elizabeth belongs to the family Abu al-Qasim Muhammad ibn Abbad, who was a descendant of Muhammad (PBUH) through his daughter Fatima (RA) and grandson Hasan ibn Ali (RA).

Al-Qasim was originally a judge appointed by Caliph of Cordoba but he seized power and formed his own dynasty, the Abbadids. He became the ruler of Seville in al-Andalus in 1023.

Six decades later, in 1091, the Almoravids of Morocco attacked their kingdom which was then being ruled by al-Qasim’s grandson Al-Mu’tamid ibn Abbad. Ibn Abbad was defeated and deprived of his throne.

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