Sep 1, 2010

Top Ten Famous Assasinations

10. Abraham Lincoln


The assassination of Abraham Lincoln was carried out on Good Friday, April 14, 1865. President Lincoln died from the gunshot wound the following morning. Lincoln was shot at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. The American Civil War was drawing to a close, just six days after the large-scale surrender of Confederate forces under General Robert E. Lee to Union General U. S. Grant. The assassination was planned and carried out by John Wilkes Booth as part of a larger conspiracy in an effort to rally the remaining Confederate troops to continue fighting. Lincoln was attending a stage performance of Our American Cousin at Ford’s Theater with his wife and a twenty-eight year-old officer named Major Henry R. Rathbone, and his fiancee, Clara Harris. Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated,[1] though in 1835 an attempt was made to assassinate Andrew Jackson.

9. William McKinley 


The William McKinley assassination occurred on September 6, 1901, at the Temple of Music in Buffalo, New York. United States President William McKinley, attending the Pan-American Exposition, was shot twice by Leon Czolgosz, an anarchist.
McKinley initially appeared to be recovering from his wounds, but took a turn for the worse six days after the shooting and died on September 14, 1901. Theodore Roosevelt succeeded McKinley as President. McKinley was the third of four U.S. presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln in 1865 and James A. Garfield in 1881 and preceding John F. Kennedy in 1963. After McKinley’s murder, Congress officially charged the Secret Service with the physical protection of U.S. presidents.

8. Archduke Franz Ferdinand


On 28 June 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir apparent to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were shot dead in Sarajevo, by Gavrilo Princip, one of a group of six Bosnian Serb assassins coordinated by Danilo Ilić. The political objective of the assassination was to break Austria-Hungary’s south-Slav provinces off so they could be combined into a Greater Serbia or a Yugoslavia. The assassins’ motives were consistent with the movement that later became known as Young Bosnia. Serbian military officers stood behind the attack.
At the top of these Serbian military conspirators was Chief of Serbian Military Intelligence Dragutin Dimitrijević, his right hand man Major Vojislav Tankosić, and Masterspy Rade Malobabić. Major Tankosić armed (with bombs and pistols) and trained the assassins, and the assassins were given access to the same clandestine tunnel of safe-houses and agents that Rade Malobabić used for the infiltration of weapons and operatives into Austria-Hungary.
The assassins, the key members of the clandestine tunnel, and the key Serbian military conspirators who were still alive were arrested, tried, convicted and punished. Those who were arrested in Bosnia were tried in Sarajevo in October 1914. The other conspirators were arrested and tried before a Serbian kangaroo court in French-occupied Salonika in 1916-1917 on unrelated false charges; Serbia executed three of the top military conspirators. Much of what is known about the assassinations comes from these two trials and related records.

7.  Leon Trotsky


On 20 August 1940, Trotsky was attacked in his home in Mexico with an ice axe by undercover NKVD agent Ramón Mercader.
The blow was poorly delivered and failed to kill Trotsky instantly, as Mercader had intended. Witnesses stated that Trotsky spat on Mercader and began struggling fiercely with him. Hearing the commotion, Trotsky’s bodyguards burst into the room and nearly killed Mercader, but Trotsky stopped them, laboriously stating that the assassin should be made to answer questions. Trotsky was taken to a hospital, operated on, and survived for more than a day, dying at the age of 60 on 21 August 1940 as a result of severe brain damage. Mercader later testified at his trial:
I laid my raincoat on the table in such a way as to be able to remove the ice axe which was in the pocket. I decided not to miss the wonderful opportunity that presented itself. The moment Trotsky began reading the article, he gave me my chance; I took out the ice axe from the raincoat, gripped it in my hand and, with my eyes closed, dealt him a terrible blow on the head.

6.  Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi


Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was assassinated on January 30, 1948. The Martyr’s Column at the Gandhi Smriti, (Birla House), the spot where Gandhi was assassinated. After a previous failed attempt to assassinate Gandhi at the Birla House, Nathuram Godse and Narayan Apte returned to Pune via Mumbai (Bombay). With the help of Dr. Dattatraya Parchure and Gangadhar Dandavate, Nathuram Godse and Narayan Apte purchased a Beretta and reached Delhi on 29 January 1948, checking into the retiring room No. 6 at Delhi Railway Station.

5.  Liaquat Ali Khan , Pakistan


On 16 October 1951, Khan was shot twice in the chest during a public meeting of the Muslim City League at Company Bagh (Company Gardens), Rawalpindi. The police immediately shot the assassin who was later identified as Saad Akbar Babrak. Khan was rushed to a hospital and given a blood transfusion, but he succumbed to his injuries. The exact motive behind the assassination has never been fully revealed. However, Khan was an ardent supporter of independence, which involved absorbing Pushtun land into Pakistan. He did not believe Pushtun land east of the Durand Line deserved to be reunited with Afghanistan after its annexation into British India in 1893. Afghans, as well as the Pushtuns living in the disputed territory, including those of Babrak’s Zadran tribe, held political animosity toward Liaquat Ali Khan because of this, and he is believed to have killed Khan after he made inflammatory statements about Afghanistan.

4.  Malcolm X


On February 21, 1965, in Manhattan’s Audubon Ballroom, Malcolm X began to speak to a meeting of the Organization of Afro-American Unity when a disturbance broke out in the crowd of 400. A man yelled, “Nigger! Get your hand outta my pocket!” As Malcolm X and his bodyguards moved to quiet the disturbance, a man rushed forward and shot him in the chest with a sawed-off shotgun. Two other men charged the stage and fired handguns, hitting him 16 times. Furious onlookers caught and beat one of the assassins as the others fled the ballroom. Malcolm X was pronounced dead at 3:30 p.m., shortly after he arrived at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital

3. Benazir Bhutto


The assassination of Benazir Bhutto occurred on 27 December 2007 in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Bhutto, twice Prime Minister of Pakistan (1988–1990; 1993–1996) and then-leader of the opposition Pakistan Peoples Party, had been campaigning ahead of elections due in January 2008. She was shot after a political rally at Liaquat National Bagh; a suicide bomb was detonated immediately following the shooting. She was declared dead at 18:16 local time (13:16 UTC), at Rawalpindi General Hospital. 24 other people were killed by the bombing. Bhutto had previously survived a similar attempt on her life that killed at least 139 people, after her return from exile two months earlier.

2. Martin Luther King


King was booked in room 306 at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, owned by black businessman Walter Bailey (and named after his wife). King’s close friend and colleague, Reverend Ralph David Abernathy, who was present at the assassination, told the House Select Committee on Assassinations that King and his entourage stayed in room 306 at the Lorraine Motel so often that it was known as the “King-Abernathy Suite.”

1. John F. Kennedy

The assassination of John F. Kennedy, the thirty-fifth President of the United States, took place on Friday, November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas, at 12:30 p.m. Central Standard Time (18:30 UTC) in Dealey Plaza. Kennedy was fatally shot while riding with his wife Jacqueline in a Presidential motorcade.

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Martyrdom Story of Hazrat Ali (A.S)

ALI ibn Abi Talib ( peace be upon him )


His agnomen: The believers’ prince
His title’s: Abul- Hassan “Al- Hassan’s father” Abul- Hassanain “Al- Hassanain’s father” Abus- sibtain “As-sibtain’s father” Abu- turaab.
His father’s name:  Hazrat Abu talib “the prophet’s uncle”, Abd Munaf the son of abdilmuttalib.
His mother’s name: Fatima, the daughter of Assad.
His birth day: He was born on Friday, the thirteenth of rajab month.
His birth place: He was born in the house of Allah “El- Kabal- Musharrafeh” the exalted Kaba.
His birth year: He was born in the thirteenth year after the elephant’s year.
His decease day: He died on Thursday - night the twenty- first of ramadaan month.
His deceas year: He died in the fourteen A.H.
His age: He was sixty-three years old.
His death reason: He was killed by the sword of muljim’s son during his prayer in Kufeh mosque.
His cemetery: He is burried in Najaf ashraf.

Martyrdom of Ali (A.S)

 After the battle of Neherwan was over, group of Khwarij daily held a meeting in Mecca and wept over their dead, those killed in Neherwan. One day, they told each other, "Sitting here and weeping is of no use. We should kill these three persons Ali ( A.S.), Muawiyah and Amro Aas, who destroyed the Islamic State and killed our brothers."

They invited three volunteers to perform these errands. Ibn-e-Muljim stood and said, "I will kill Ali (A.S.)." Hajjaj bin Abdullah, under took killing Muawiyah and Amro bin Bakr Taimeemi said, "I will kill Amro Aas." The three of them made a commitment together that they would materialize their plan on the 19th of Ramadan. Then, each one of them moved towards the place of his mission, so that they reach there and wait for the date, which was fixed.
But alas, the other two did not succeed in achieving there end, whereas, Ibn-e-Muljim did succeed. Ibn-e-Muljim came to Kufa and contacted the enemies of Ali (A.S.) and lived in their house till the 19th of Ramadan approached. One day Ali (A.S.) came across him in the streets of Kufa. He wanted to hide himself. But Ali ( A.S.) said, "I know for what purpose you have come to Kufa."
As soon as Ibn-e-Muljim heard these words, he trembled and his legs could no more carry him. He said to Ali (A.S.), "Oh Ali (A.S.) when it is so (that you know) release the orders of my being killed or put me in the prison or banish me off. Ali ( A.S.) had a look upon him and said, "Although I can put into practice each one of your suggestions, but Islam does not deem pre-crime punishment, fair. So I am obliged to let you go free. Perhaps you may repent upon your decision.
At last, on the 19th of Ramadan of the 40th Hijra the son of Muradi opened apart Ali's (A.S.) head and the mountain of faith and piety tumbled and crumbled down making the world of Islam mournful.

Mehrab of Kufa
The Mehrab of Amirul Momineen Imam Ali (A.S) in which he was martyred on the 19th of Shehre Ramadan.

After Ali (A.S.) cried on the prayer place (when injured), "By the God of Kaabah I have succeeded." The haven's angel Jabriel shouted, "By God, the pillars of guidance are demolished. Ali ( A.S.) has been martyred."
People rushed out of their houses and arrested the killer of Ali (A.S.) and handed him over to Imam Hassan (A.S.), and carried Ali (A.S.) with a blood stained face to his house.
Imam Hassan (A.S.) imprisoned the killer and informed his father about it.
Imam Ali (A.S.) told his son, "Oh Son! This man who is my killer and he is your prisoner, look after his food and water and do not molest him. If I survive I know what to do with him and if I die then do not strike him but one blow."
Alas, Ali (A.S.) did not survive for this ummah. He passed away on the 21st of Ramadan at the age of 63 years. His pure body was burried secretly at Najaf (Iraq)

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Duas of 3rd Ashra of Ramazan (21 to 30)

Ramzan Mubarak

May Allah's blessings always shine on us…Wishing you a blessed Ramazan.

v    Twenty-first Ramzan al-Mubarak

ALLAH, on this day, show me the way to win Your pleasure, do not let Shaytan have a means over me, make Paradise an abode and a resting place for me, O the One who fulfills the requests of the needy.

v    Twenty-Second Ramzan al-Mubarak

ALLAH, on this day, open for me the doors of Your Grace, send down on me its blessings, help me towards the causes of Your mercy, and give me a place in the comforts of Paradise, O the one who answers the call of the distressed.

v    Twenty-Third Ramzan al-Mubarak

ALLAH, on this day, wash away my sins, purify me from all flaws, examine my heart with (for) the piety of the hearts, O One who overlooks the shortcomings of the sinners.

v    Twenty-fourth Ramzan al-Mubarak

ALLAH, on this day, I ask You for what pleases You, and I seek refuge in You from what displeases You, I ask You to grant me the opportunity to obey You and not disobey You, O One who is generous with those who ask

v    Twenty-fifth Ramzan al-Mubarak

ALLAH, on this day, make me among those who love Your friends, and hate Your enemies, following the way of Your last Prophet, O the Guardian of the hearts of the Prophets.

v    Twenty-sixth Ramzan al-Mubarak

ALLAH, on this day, make my efforts worthy of appreciation, and my sins forgiven, my deeds accepted, my flaws concealed, O the best of those who hear.

v    Twenty-seventh Ramzan al-Mubarak

ALLAH, on this day, bestow on me the blessings of Laylatul Qadr, change my affairs from (being) difficult to (being) easy, accept my apologies, and decrease for me [my] sins and burdens, O the Compassionate with His righteous servants.

v    Twenty-eighth Ramzan al-Mubarak

ALLAH, on this day, grant me a share in its nawafil (recommended prayers), honor me by attending to my problems, make closer the means to approach You, from all the means, O One who is not preoccupied by the requests of the beseechers.

v    Twenty-ninth Ramzan al-Mubarak

O ALLAH, on this day, cover me with Your mercy, grant me in it success and protection, purify my heart from the darkness of false accusations, O the Merciful to His believing servants.

v    Thirtieth Ramzan al-Mubarak

O ALLAH, on this day, make my fasts worthy of appreciation and acceptance, according to what pleases You, and pleases the Messenger, the branches being strengthened by the roots, for the sake of our leader, Muhammad, and his purified family. Praise be to ALLAH, the Lord of the worlds.
Please Remember me & my family in your precious prayers.

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Top 10 Richest Female Supermodels of the World

Ever wonder which supermodel rakes in the most money? I bet you’re thinking it must be one of those glamorously hot angels from Victoria’s Secret right? Well, if that’s what you’re thinking, you’re darn close. The answer is ex-Victoria Secret model Gisele Bundchen. This compilation is based on estimated earnings of models for the  year 2009. So here i present you with  the Top 10 Richest Female Supermodels of 2009.

1. Gisele Bundchen ($15M)

Date of birth:     July 20, 1980 (age 29)
Height     1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight     63 kg (140 lb; 9.9 st)
Measurements     35-23-35.5 (89-59-90)
Agency     IMG Models,2pm Model Management

2. Heidi Klum (£9.7M)

Date of birth     June 1, 1973 (age 36)
Height     5 ft 9.25 in (1.76 m)
Measurements     91-69-94

3. Kate Moss (£5M)

Date of birth     16 January 1974 (age 36)
Height     5 ft 6.5 in (1.689 m)
Agency     Storm Model Management,D’management Group

4. Adriana Lima (£4.8M)

Date of birth     June 12, 1981(age 28)
Height     5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Measurements     86-61-89 (34-24-35)
Agency     Marilyn Agency

5. Doutzen Kroes (£3.6M)

Date of birth     January 23, 1985 (age 25)
Height     5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Measurements    89-62-93(35-24.5-36.6)
Agency     DNA Model Management, Viva Models, Women Management

6. Alessandra Ambrosio (£3.6)

Date of birth     April 11, 1981(age 29)
Height     5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Measurements     34-23-34(86-58-86)
Agency     Elite Model Management, Storm Model, Marylin Agency

7. Natalia Vodianova (£3.3M)

Date of birth     28 February 1982(age 28)
Height     1.76 m (5 ft 9+1⁄2 in)
Measurements     86.5-61-86.5 (34-24-34)

8. Daria Werbowy (£2.7M)

Date of birth     28 February 1982(age 28)
Height     1.76 m (5 ft 9+1⁄2 in)
Measurements     86.5-61-86.5(34-24-34)

9. Miranda Kerr (£1.8M)

Date of birth     20 April 1983(age 27)
Height     1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Measurements     32-24-34(81-61-86)

10. Carolyn Murphy (£1.8M)

Date of birth     August 11, 1973(age 36)
Height     5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Measurements     34-24-34(86-61-86)
Agency     IMG Models

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