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Performing Umrah in Ramadan [08 Oct 2006|07:39pm]

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Ata (r.a.) narrated that he heard Ibn 'Abbas (r.a.) saying, "Allah's Messenger (s.a.w.s.) asked an Ansari woman, 'What prevented you from performing Hajj with us?' She replied, 'We have a camel and the father of so-and-so and his son (i.e. her husband and her son) rode it and left one camel for us to use for irrigation.' He (s.a.w.s.) said (to her), 'Perform 'Umra when Ramadan comes, for 'Umra in Ramadan is equal to Hajj (in reward),' or said something similar." (Sahih Al-Bukhari)

Ibn 'Abbas (r.a.) narrated that when the Prophet (s.a.w.s.) returned after performing his Hajj, he asked Um Sinan Al-Ansari, "What forbade you to perform Hajj?" She replied, "Father of so-and-so (i.e. her husband) had two camels and he performed Hajj on one of them, and the second is used for the irrigation of our land." The Prophet (s.a.w.s.) said (to her), "Perform 'Umra in the month of Ramadan, (as it is equivalent to Hajj or Hajj with me (in reward)." (Sahih Al-Bukhari)

Virtues of Performing Umrah, How to Perform it etc.
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Islam Denounces Terrorism [12 Sep 2006|04:26pm]

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"Permission to fight is given to those who are fought against because they have been wronged -truly Allah has the power to come to their support- those who were expelled from their homes without any right, merely for saying, 'Our Lord is Allah'..." (Qur'an, 22:39-40)

"Fight in the Way of Allah against those who fight you, but do not go beyond the limits. Allah does not love those who go beyond the limits." (Qur'an, 2:190)

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The Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) reminded believers numerous times about this subject and by his own practice became a role model for others to follow. Indeed, he addressed believers who were about to go to war in the following terms: "Go to war in adherence to the religion of Allah. Never touch the elderly, women or children. Always improve their situation and be kind to them. Allah loves those who are sincere." [Ahmad Diya'al-Din al-Kamushkhanawi, Ramuz al-Ahadith, Vol 1, 84/8)

The Messenger of Allah also clarified the attitude Muslims must adopt even when they are in the middle of a raging battle:
Do not kill children. Avoid touching people who devote themselves to worship in churches! Never murder women and the elderly. Do not set trees on fire or cut them down. Never destroy houses! [Ahmad Diya'al-Din al-Kamushkhanawi, Ramuz al-Ahadith, Vol 1, 76/12]

The Islamic principles Allah proclaims in the Qur'an account for this peaceful and temperate policy of the Prophet Muhammad. In the Qur'an, Allah commands believers to treat the non-Muslims kindly and justly:
"Allah does not forbid you from being good to those who have not fought you over religion or driven you from your homes, or from being just towards them. Allah loves those who are just. Allah merely forbids you from taking friends those who have fought you over religion and driven you from your homes and who supported your expulsion..." (Qur'an, 60:8-9)

The verses above clarify how Muslims should behave towards non-Muslims: A Muslim should treat all non-Muslims kindly and only avoid making friends with those who show enmity towards Islam. In a case where this enmity causes violent attacks against Muslims, that is, where they wage a war against them, then Muslims should respond to them justly by considering the humane dimensions of the situation. All forms of barbarism, unnecessary acts of violence and unjust aggression are forbidden by Islam. In another verse, Allah warns Muslims against this and explains that rage felt towards enemies should not cause them to fall into injustice:
"You who believe! Show integrity for the sake of Allah, bearing witness with justice. Do not let hatred for a people incite you into not being just. Be just. That is closer to heedfulness. Heed Allah (alone). Allah is aware of what you do." (Qur'an, 5:8)
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The wisdom behind calamities [12 Jul 2006|12:04am]

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Question #35914: I often hear that there is great wisdom behind the calamities that befall people. What is this wisdom?

Answer:

Praise be to Allaah.

Yes, there is great wisdom behind calamities, including the following:

1 – To attain true submission and servitude (‘uboodiyyah) to Allaah, the Lord of the Worlds.

Many people are slaves to their whims and desires and are not true slaves of Allaah. They say that they are slaves of Allaah, but when they are tested they turn on their heels and lose out in this world and in the Hereafter, and that is an evident loss. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“And among mankind is he who worships Allaah as it were upon the edge (i.e. in doubt): if good befalls him, he is content therewith; but if a trial befalls him he turns back on his face (i.e. reverts to disbelief after embracing Islam). He loses both this world and the Hereafter. That is the evident loss”

[al-Hajj 22:11] Read more...Collapse )

Islam Q&A (www.islam-qa.com)

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Dreams and dream interpretation [11 Jun 2006|02:19pm]

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Question:
dream interpretation in islaam..i've got a book by ibn-sirine... i want more details about it..

Answer:

Praise be to Allaah.

1. True dreams are a part of Prophethood, as it was reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “True dreams are one of the forty-six parts of Prophethood.” (al-Bukhaari, 6472; Muslim, 4201)

2. Dreams marked the onset of Revelation (al-Bukhaari, 3; Muslim, 231).

3. The truthfulness of the dream is related to the sincerity of the dreamer. Those who have the most truthful dreams are those who are the most truthful in speech. (Muslim, 4200)

4. Towards the end of time, hardly any dreams will be untrue. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “That will be because the Prophethood and its effects will be so far away in time, so the believers will be given some compensation in the form of dreams which will bring them some good news or will help them to be patient and steadfast in their faith.” (al-Bukhaari, 6499; Muslim, 4200)

The same may be said of the miracles which appeared after the time of the Sahaabah. This did not happen during their time because they did not need them, due to their strong faith, but the people who came after them needed them (the miracles) because their faith was weak.

5. Dreams are of three types: rahmaani (those that come from Allaah), nafsaani (psychological, they come from within a person) and shaytaani (those that come from the Shaytaan). The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Dreams are of three types: a dream from Allaah, a dream which causes distress and which comes from the Shaytaan, and a dream which comes from what a person thinks about when he is awake, and he sees it when he is asleep.” (al-Bukhaari, 6499; Muslim, 4200) Read more...Collapse )

Islam Q&A
Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid (www.islam-qa.com)

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In what state will you die? [31 May 2006|05:20am]

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Part 1.

Allaah, the Exalted, said:

"O you who believe, have taqwaa of Allaah and do not die except while you are Muslims (in a state of submission to Him)."

In every Muslim's mind a question should arise upon reciting or reading this verse. This verse should make everyone think:

IN WHAT STATE WILL I DIE?

Death is something that cannot be avoided and will eventually come to every being, Allaah, the Sublime, said:

"Every soul shall taste death."Read more...Collapse )

By Amjad Rafiq
Source: http://www.troid.org/articles/ibaadah/purificationofthesoul/tarheeb/die.htm

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The Road to Paradise [28 May 2006|06:20am]

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The Road to Paradise
by Dr. `Abdullah al-Shimemeri


Certainly the ultimate goal of every Muslim is Paradise. As with all aspects of the Unseen, it can be only imagined through analogy, yet its realities are far beyond description in any human language. Allah (subhaanahu wa ta`aala) has prepared for His servants, "what no eye has seen and no ear has heard and has never occurred to a human heart." [al-Bukhaari, Muslim and others] This eternal home is not limited to what is described here of material and spiritual enjoyments, for it includes "all the soul has longed for" and finally, the greatest and most complete pleasure beyond all imagination - the presence and nearness of the Creator Himself.

Who are the inheritors of such blessing? Who are the souls worthy of such reward?

It is common belief among Muslims today that anyone who professes "La Ilaha ill-Allah" and "Muhammadun Rasoolullah" will enter Paradise. Yet this testimony is more than a statement of the tongue. Read more...Collapse )

Source: http://www.islaam.com/Article.aspx?id=210
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Strengthening the Motive of Reason and Religion [28 May 2006|05:59am]

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In the battle between reason/religion and whims/desires, we have the following weapons at our disposal:
1. We should remember the glory and greatness of Allah, and feel that He is too great to be sinned against as He is All-Seeing and All-Hearing. Whoever thinks of the greatness of Allah will never be at ease in committing wrong actions.
2. If we claim to love Allah, then we should not disobey Him, because of that love. A person should be obedient to the One he claims to love. Those who refrain from committing wrong action out of their love for Allah are of the highest status in His sight, as are those who worship Him out of love for Him. There is a great difference between the one who obeys Allah and abstains from wrong action Out of love, and the one who does so out of fear of punishment.
3. We should think of the blessings and favours of Allah, as a decent and noble person would never act against the one who has been treating him kindly- Only base and ignoble people do such a thing. If we think of the blessings and favours of Allah, we will realize that we should not respond by going against His commands and committing wrong action. Read more...Collapse )

Source: http://www.islaam.com/Article.aspx?id=213
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Introduction [27 Apr 2006|11:52am]

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Given that it was requested here I'll put out the information:

Name:Anonymous
Age:22
Location:UK
Muslim?:Yes.
If yes, what path do you follow?: Sunnah (Shafiesque)

Greetings to all!
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Amazing marks on your palms [26 Apr 2006|06:06am]

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www.MiraclesOfIslam.com

Allah's 99 Names and Explanation of Their Meanings

The Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.S.) died at the age of 63

The Prophet (S.A.W.S.)'s Manner of Communicating
the Message of Allah


The Exemplary Life of the Prophet Muhammad(S.A.W.S.)
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Al Maseeh Qam! [15 Apr 2006|01:06am]

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Haqqan Qam!
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[06 Apr 2006|11:41am]

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A person s life in this world is not stable. One passes through alternating periods of happiness and dismay, strength and weakness, wealth and
poverty, health and sickness, etc. A true believer is one who maintains a clear level of faith throughout the worldly fluctuations. He continues to remember
Allah and ascribe the bounties to Him, and he turns to Him in submission, asking for relief from his affliction. This is described by the Messenger (peace
be upon him), who said: Indeed amazing are the affairs of a believer! They are all for his benefit. If he is granted ease of living he is thankful; and this is best for him. And if he is afflicted with a hardship, he perseveres; and this is best for him. (Muslim)

Thus, a believer shows gratitude and thankfulness for all the wonderful blessings that Allah grants him. And he displays patience and submission during
sickness and hardships, hunger, or other afflictions.

Hardships benefit the believer

Allah has decreed that, in this life, hardships and disasters strike both believers and non-believers. For a non-believer, they are inconveniences that hinder him from proceeding with his normal involvement in the worldly life.

Expiations of sins

Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet said, Hardships continue to befall a believing man and woman in their body,
family, and property, until they meet Allah burdened with no sins.
(At-Tirmidhi)

Sign of Allah s Love


Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, Whenever Allah wills good for a
person, He subjects him to adversity. (Al-Bukhari and others)

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Three Recommended Islamic Channels [04 Apr 2006|03:00pm]

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Salaam Alaikum,

Those who have satellite TV or cable are invited to install the following Islamic channels with these frequencies:

Huda TV

Language: English
Description: Huda TV presents a variety of programs on Islamic issues, Fiqh, and the Qur’an and Sunnah. Some of the programs included are Lifting the Fog (or misconceptions of Islam) presented by Yusef Estes, Ask Huda a Fatawa show in which you can ask the Sheikh questions related to Islam [broadcasted live every Friday and Tuesday], +live and recorded transmissions from the Holy Mosques in Makkah and Madinah.
Website: http://www.huda.tv
Satellite: NileSat
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Satellite Nilesat
Frequency 11747
Polarization Vertical
Symbol Rate 27500
FEC 3/4
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Al-Fajr TV

Language: Arabic and some English
Description: Al-Fajr TV mainly focuses on the recitation and memorization of the Holy Qur’an, featuring Muslims of different age groups reciting verses from the Qur’an. There is one program in English that teaches beginners or non-native-Arabic-speakers the rulings of Tajweed and correct way of reading the Qur’an.
Website: http://www.fajr.tv and http://www.Muhammadtv.com
Satellite: NileSat
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Iqraa TV

Language: Arabic (mostly) and English
Description: Iqraa TV features programs on Islamic matters and the Muslim world.
Website: http://www.iqraatv.com, http://www.iqraa-tv.net/arabic/index.asp
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Satellite Nilesat
Frequency 12034
Polarization Auto
Symbol Rate 27500
FEC 3/4
or
Satellite Hotbird
Frequency 12015
Polarization Horizontal
Symbol Rate 27500
FEC 3/4
or
Satellite (Orbital position): Hotbird 2 (13.0E)
Frequency 12015.00
Polarization Horizontal
Symbol Rate 27500
FEC [Forward error correction] 3/4
NID: 318 TID: 6500
Txp (Transponder): 65
Beam: HB2 Super
Packages: Arabesque and TPS
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Hadith -Among the Smaller Signs of the Day of Judgement- [24 Mar 2006|10:58pm]

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Abu Hurairah (R.A.) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (S.A.W.S.) said:


"قبل الساعة سنون خدّاعة يكذب فيها الصّادق و يصدّق فيها الكذوب، و يخون فيها الأمين، و يؤتمن فيها الخائن و ينطق فيها الرّويبضة."

"Indeed, before the Hour (Day of Judgement) there are deceptive years -the truthful one will not be believed, the liar will be believed, the trustworthy one will be accused of betrayal, the treacherous one will be trusted, and the Ruwaibidah will speak."

It was said, "And what is the Ruwaibidah?" He (S.A.W.S.) said:


"الرجل التّافه يتكلّم في أمر العامّة"

"The man who is Tafih (insignificant, unwise, etc.), he will speak on the affairs of the general public (he will be trusted to rule and he will speak in the name of the people)."

Ahmad (2/291) Ibn Maajah (4042), and Al-Haakim (4/465).
In As-Saheeh (1787), Albaani declared that it is an authentic Hadith.

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Polygamy and the Wisdom Behind the Prophet's Plural Marriages [02 Feb 2006|10:44pm]

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Polygamy or plural marriage of men (polygyny) in Islam is limited only to a maximum of four with a condition that husbands are able to treat their wives with justice. Otherwise, the rule in Islam is monogamy.

“If you fear that you shall not be able to deal justly with the orphan girls, marry (other) women of your choice, two, three, or four. But if you fear that you shall not be able to deal justly (with them), then only one, or that which your right hands possess (captives and the slaves). That will be more suitable, to prevent you from doing injustice.” (Qur'an 4:3)
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In line with polygamy, most enemies of Islam center their biased criticisms on the Prophet’s plural marriages, which exceeded more than four as allowed in the Qur’an. They branded the Prophet (s.a.w.s.) as a “sexually obsessed man” for marrying more than four. Read more...Collapse )

By Dr. Norlain Dindang Mababaya
From her article Some Misconceptions on Islam

http://www.wefound.org

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Learning and Acquiring Islamic Knowledge [30 Jan 2006|07:01am]

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Abu Darda (r.a.) narrated that Kathir ibn Qays said, "I was sitting with Abu Darda in the mosque of Damascus. A man came to him and said, "Abu Darda, I have come to you from the town of Allah's Messenger (s.a.w.s.) for a tradition that I have heard you relate from Allah's Messenger (s.a.w.s.). I have come for no other purpose." He said, "I heard Allah's Messenger (s.a.w.s.) saying: 'If anyone travels on a road in search of knowledge, Allah will cause him to travel on one of the roads of Paradise. The angels will lower their wings in their great pleasure with one who seeks knowledge, the inhabitants of the heavens and the Earth and the fish in the deep waters will ask forgiveness for the learned man. The superiority of the learned man over the devout is like that of the moon, on the night when it is full, over the rest of the stars. The learned are the heirs of the Prophets, and the Prophets leave neither dinar nor dirham, leaving only knowledge, and he who takes it takes an abundant portion..'" (Abu Dawud 3634)

'Abdullâh ibn 'Amr (r.a.) narrated that Allah's Messenger (s.a.w.s.) said, "Knowledge consists of three things: the decisive Verses (the Qur'an), authentic Ahadith and prescriptions rightly deduced from the two. What is beside them is superfluous." (Ibn Mâjah 1/54 and Abu Daud 2879)

Abu Hurairah (r.a.) narrated that Allah's Messenger (s.a.w.s.) said, "Verily what a believer continues to receive (in the form of reward) for his action and his virtues after his death is the knowledge which he acquired and then disseminate; the pious son that he left behind him, or a copy of the Qur'an which he left as a legacy, or the mosques that he had built, or the inn that he had built for the wayfarers, or the canal that he caused to flow, or a sadaqah which he gave out of his property in the state when he was healthy and alive. (These are the acts of goodness the reward of which) reaches him even after his death." (Tirmidhi 254 and Ibn Majah)
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Khutbah: The Present Situation of the Muslims [28 Jan 2006|08:41pm]

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The Present Situation of the Muslims
By Sheikh Saud Ash-Shuraym


Khutbah (Friday Sermon) in Makkah, Saudi ArabiaCollapse )
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Source: http://www.khutab.org/eng/23/mkk/Makkah109.htm
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Salaams [25 Jan 2006|11:38am]

kairia
[ mood | confused ]

Name: Komal
Age: 14
Location: Karachi, Pakistan
Muslim?: Yup ^^
If yes, what path do you follow?: Sunni.

Salaams to all!

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Hajj & Martyrdom [13 Jan 2006|07:13am]

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Narrated Abu Hurairah (r.a.): Allah’s Messenger (S.A.W.S.) said, “Five are regarded as martyrs: They are those who die because of plague, abdominal disease, drowning or a falling building *etc., and the martyrs in Allah’s Cause.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari)

عن أبي صالح عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه: أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلّم قال: الشهداء خمسة: المطعون، و المبطون والغرق، و صاحب الهدم، و الشهيد في سبيل الله. (صحيح البخاري)

Narrated Anas bin Malik (r.a.): The Prophet (S.A.W.S.) said, “Plague is the cause of martyrdom of every Muslim (who dies because of it.).” (Sahih Al-Bukhari)

Narrated ‘Aisha, the mother of the faithful believers, (r.a.): I requested the Prophet (S.A.W.S.) to permit me to participate in Jihad, but he said, “Your Jihad is the performance of Hajj.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari)

* Muslim pilgrims who have died in a stampede or suffocated while performing Hajj purely and sincerely for the sake of pleasing Allah alone will Insha Allah be among the martyrs, and Allah knows best.
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It is Sunnah for the non-Hajj-pilgrims to fast on Yawm 'Arafah [08 Jan 2006|01:41am]

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Fasting on the Day of 'Arafah

The ninth day of Dhul-Hijjah (the 12th and final month of the Islamic calendar) is the day of 'Arafah. It is the day when pilgrims stand on the plain of 'Arafah to pray. On this day, Muslims all over the world who do not witness the annual hajj should spend the day in fasting, in preparation for the three days festivity following 'Eid ul-Adha (the celebration marking the end of the hajj commemorating the Prophet Ibrâhîm's willingness of sacrifice).

Abû Hafsah, may Allâh be pleased with him, reported that the Prophet (May Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:

"Fasting on the day of 'Arafah absolves the sins for two years: the previous year and the coming year, and fasting on 'ashûra, (the tenth day of Muharram) atones for the sins of previous years." [Reported by all except al-Bukhârî and Tirmidhî]

In another saying the Prophet's wife Hafsah, may Allâh be pleased with her, said:

"Four things the Messenger of Allâh never neglected: Observing fast on the day of 'ashûra, 'Arafat, three days every month, and offering fajr sunnah prayers early in the morning." [Muslim]
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Source:http://www.sunnahonline.com/library/hajj/0004.htm

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Saying Subhan-Allah when descending & Allahu-Akbar when ascending [30 Dec 2005|07:58pm]

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Narrated Jaabir bin ‘Abdullah (r.a.): Whenever we went up a place we would say, “Allahu-Akbar (i.e. Allah is the Most Great)”, and whenever we went down a place we would say, “Subhan-Allah”. (Sahih Al-Bukhari)
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