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		       &
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Contents:


1) 	About bit.listserv.muslims (IINN).
2)	Introduction to Islamic Information & News Network (IINN).
3)	Files on Listserv - How to access. 	
4) 	Anonymous FTP sites & how to access + listing of files.
5)	Gopher Access to FTP files.	
6)  *	History/Data on IINN	
7)      Services Offered thru LISTSERV.	
8)     	Where to Send Contributions?
9)     	IINN Staff & how to contact them?
10) 	Introductory Material on Islam.
11)	Islamic (Hijri) Calendar
12) 	Format of IINN Newsletters/Digests
13) * 	Muslim Holidays for 1995, 1996 & 1997.
14) *	Archived Publications (1993-Current)
15) *   WWW Home Page & Links
16)    	This FAQ- Archive Info, History & Credits. 

* Updated in this revision.

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Subject: 1) About bit.listserv.muslims (IINN).

	The newsgroup 'bit.listserv.muslims'  is distribution of 
	BITnet LISTs "MUSLIMS@ASUACAD"  & "MUSLIMS@PSUVM" called
	"The Islamic Information & News Network."

	The gateway established at American Univ. is bi-directioal.
	This allows digest/newsletter posted by the editors on LISTSERV
	to appear on USENET 'bit.listserv.muslims.'

	Any submission sent to 'bit.listserv.muslims' is routed to the editors
	of IINN automatically.

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Subject: 2) Introduction to Islamic Information & News Network (IINN).



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	       I N F O R M A T I O N    &   N E W S    N E T W O R K

		      a subsidiary of Pakistan News Service.
   
 Founded on:          27 Ramazan 1412  Hijri,           Tuesday, March 31  1992
________________________________________________________________________________


        The  Pakistan  News  Service   is   pleased   to   announce  the
        inauguration of an autonomous  subsidiary, Islamic Information &
        News Network, (initially named Muslim News Network). 

        Islamic Information  &  News  Network  is  a  forum dedicated to
        educate the network  community  on  issues relating to Islam and
        Muslims in an academic &  non-political  environment. The topics
        are expected to include the following: 



             1. News relating to Islam and Muslims. 
             2. Announcements on Islamic conferences. 
             3. Proceedings of the above conferences. 
             4. Events  scheduled   &   held  by  Muslims  Students
                Associations and Unions. 
             5. Community Messages (ISNA etc) 
             6. Discussions on:  Books  written  and/or published by
                Muslim authors  History  of Muslims Contributions of
                Muslims to the academic & scientific fields. 



        The goals and  directions  of  this  forum  will  be discussed &
        streamlined by a group of individuals, IINN Committee members. 

        Islamic  Information  &  News  Network  is  a  moderated  forum.
        Submissions will be  compiled  in  the  form of a newsletter and
        mailed to the subscribers. The subscription is open to everyone.
        The list of subscribers will remain confidential. 

        Guidelines for submissions are as follows: 



             1. Submissions must be related to Islam or Muslims. 
             2. Submissions should  be  submitted  in a true Islamic
                spirit  and  manner,  without  offending  any  other
                religion, group or a country. 
             3. Political submissions  must also meet Islamic spirit
                and  must  pertain   to  Islam  and  Muslim.  Strict
                adherence by (2) is also a must. 


        To subscribe: 


             1. Send an email message to: Listserv @ Asuacad.bitnet 
             2. Text of the message: SUB MUSLIMS First_name Last_name 
             3. Wait for a confirmation message. 


        Please send your contributions to: MUSLIMS @ ASUACAD.BITnet 

        Regards, 

        Asim Mughal 


Spokesman, Pakistan News Service
Spokesman, Islamic Information & News Network


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Subject: 3) Files on Listserv - How to access. 	


  A- MUSLIMS FILELIST for LISTSERV@ASUACAD.

 Filename Filetype  Date     File description
 -------- --------  -------- ----------------
  MUSLIMS  MNN-INTR 92/08/06 Muslims News Net work Introduction
  MUSLIMS  MEAT-HAL 92/08/06 Discussions on Halal Meatoduction
  MUSLIMS  PRAYER-F 92/08/06 Prayer Time Table Calculation in Fortran
  MUSLIMS  PRAYER-C 92/08/06 Prayer Time Table Calculation in C 
  MUSLIMS  ISLAM-RC 92/08/06 12:37:26 Islamic Computer Software Resource Guide
  MUSLIMS  FINALITY 94/04/16 12:10:58 Finality of Prophethood by 
			     S. Adul A'la Maududi

  
  B- How to Access?

	Step-1: Send an email message to 'listserv@asuacad.bitnet'

	Step-2: Include the following as text of your message:
		
		GET MUSLIMS filetype

	e.g 	GET MUSLIMS ISLAM-RC

            
 






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Subject: 4) Anonymous FTP sites & how to access + listing of files. 

		-- README.calmsa (FTP Site-1-)


######### File: README.calmsa
#########
######### Last Updated February 12, 1995 
######### By: Br.Asim Mughal
######### 
######### Caltech MSA / IINN  FTP Site -1- 
#########	ftp.cco.caltech.edu
#########	dir: /pub/calmsa
#########
######### Caltech MSA: calmsa@piccolo.cco.caltech.edu
######### IINN (Islamic Information & News Network) Muslims@Asuacad.bitnet

Asalamulaikum,

The Caltech MSA, in collaboration with Islamic Information & News Network
maintains two FTP sites open to everyone. Both sites are 'anonymous FTP' 
sites, that is, signon with userid "anonymous" (no password required).

The FTP sites are:

FTP Site-1:	ftp.cco.caltech.edu
	 	dir:  /pub/calmsa
	 
		This site carries articles & resources on Islam. 

FTP Site-2:	ftp.ugcs.caltech.edu
	  	dir:  /pub/cms

		This site hosts translations of Holy Quran, Hadith 
		and Islamic Prayer Software. 
	 

The following is the information on files available:

DIRECTORIES:


/Quran
	Quran-Picthall.Z                 
	Quran-Shakir.tar.Z              

/Hadith
	Bukhari.Z          hadith.2.Z         hadith.qudsi.2.Z
	hadith.1.Z         hadith.Z           hadith.qudsi.Z
	Hadith.2.cr.Z

DESCRIPTION ON FILES:

ITimer21.README		Islamic Timer 2.1 Introduction File 
ITimer21.exe		Islamic Timer 2.1 for DOS  machines
ITimer21.shar	 	Islamic Timer 2.1 for UNIX machines	
praytime.zip 	       	Prayer Timer for DOS machines 	

33windows.creator   	Thirty Three Windows Making Known the Creator (RNC)	
IslamicTimer-2.0.shar	Islamic Timer 2.0 for Prayer Timings
Muhammed.prophet	Article 'Muhammed The Prophet'		   
Quran/			Directory for Holy Quran
README.calmsa		README This File
README.cms		README file for Site -2- ftp.ugcs.caltech.edu
README.instruct		README Instructions on how to download & decode files
arafat.day		The Essence of Arafat Day
belief.unbelief		The light of Iman(belief) in Allah vs Darkness of kufur	
booksellers.list	List of Islamic Booksellers		  
bosnia.aid.info		Info on relief efforts & agencies for Bosnia 
cfv.albanian		Call for Votes: soc.culture.albanian (January 1995)
cfv.bosnia		Call for Votes: misc.news.bosnia    (August 1994)
cfv.scm			Call for Votes: soc.culture.muslim  (March 1994)
cfv.tri			Call for Votes: talk.religion.islam (June 1994)
christ.islam		Christ In Islam by Ahmed Deedat		    
consequences		Anatomy of a Free Lunch & Its Consequences 
cybermuslims.v2.0  	CyberMuslim Guide Version 2.0 
educators		International Association of Muslim Educators Annc
emaan			Talk on Emaan(faith)			 
environment 		Environment: An Islamic Perspective	
faq.ari			FAQ: USENET alt.religion.islam 
faq.bit.muslims 	FAQ: USENET bit.listserv.muslims (IINN)
faq.bos			FAQ: USENET misc.news.bosnia
faq.iinn		FAQ: Islamic Information & News Network
faq.sri			FAQ: USENET soc.religion.islam
finality.1		Finality of Prophethood	Part-I		(IINN)	
finality.2		Finality of Prophethood	Part-2	 	(IINN)	
finality.3		Finality of Prophethood	Part-3		(IINN)
finality.4		Finality of Prophethood	Part-4		(IINN)
fundamentals		Fundamentals of Islamic Religion
hijab.protect		Hijab:How it protects & Benefits Women & Society 
humanrights		Human Rights in Islam 			     
iinn.hajj-sp-1		IINN Special Issue on Hajj (Diary & preparation)
iinn.hajj-sp-2		IINN Special Issue on Hajj (Diary & logistic info)	
iinn.survey94 		IINN No. 8-SP-SURVEY1-94  April 20, 1994 
ijtihad 		Treatise on Ijtihad			    
index.quran		Index of Topics in Holy Quran		   
index.surah		Index of Holy Quran sorted by Surahs   	     
info.amana		Amana Corporation pubishes & sells Holy Quran
introtoislam		Introduction & Meaning of Islam		    
islam-rc.92		Islamic Computing Resource Guide V 2.0 by Basil Hashem
islam-rc.old		Islamic Computing Resource Guide V 1.1 by Basil Hashem
islam.focus		Excerpts from "Islam in Focus"		
islam.glance		Islam at a Glance			   
islam.is.future		The Future is Islam's, Islam's Alone (RNC)	
islam.west		Islam, West and the Risale-i Nur 	 
islamic.centers		Islamic Centers - A Summary Listing 
istiqamat		Article on 'istiqamat'		
kashmir.pns94		PNS Special Issue on Kashmir (Jan '94)	
knowledge		Article on importance of 'knowledge'
last.sermon		The last sermon of Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) 
mercy.ayat		Ayats on Mercy				
miracles		Treatise on Miracles of Muhammad (pbuh)	 
mosque.why		Article: 'Why you are not in a mosque?
muhammed.bible		Bible on Muhammed (pbuh)		  
perseverance.job	The perseverance of Prophet Ayyub As. (JOB)
political.order		The Islamic Concept of a Political Order   
prayer.f		Software to calculate Prayer timings using Fortran 
ramadan.meaning		The Meaning of Ramadan from the Risale-i Nur Collection	
resurrection		Resurrection or Resuscitation? By Ahmed Deedat
revelation 		Article: The light of Revelation (RNC) 
ritual.prayers		You & Islam: Rithal Prayers 		    
sahaba			Article: The Sahaba  by Risale-i Nur  (RNC) 
status.women		Status of Women in Islam from 'Islam In Focus' 
tawhid			The Economics of Tawhid and Brotherhod
treatise.nature		Treatise on Nature from Risale-i Nur Collection 
treatise.quran		Treatise on Holy Quran from Risale-i Nur Collection
way.to.quran		Article: Way to Holy Quran
wedding.in.islam	Article 'wedding in Islam by Mir Assadullah 
worldy.gain		Discussion on the topic with reference to Holy Quran

/islam-faq		Directory of Multi-part FAQ on Islam. 
  /v3.0				10 part FAQ on 'soc.religion.islam'
  /v3.1				15 part FAQ on 'soc.religion.islam'
  Files: islam.part1.. part15 	Combined FAQ for Islamic Forums on USENET
			
/iiie			Directory for Dawa brochures published by III&E.
 README.iiie				Introduction of /iiie directory	
 iiie.intro			 	What is III&E?	
 01.introducting.islam			Introducing Islam
 02.concept.God				Concept of God in Islam
 03.prophethood				Prophethood in Islam
 04.life.death				Life After Death
 05.concept.worship			Concept of Worship
 06.moral.system			Moral System
 07.human.rights			Human Rights in Islam
 08.jesus				Is Jesus Really God?
 09.islam.other				Islam as Other
 10.choosing.islam			Choosing Islam
 11.say.islam				What They Say About Islam
 12.say.muhammad			What They Say About Muhammad (pbuh)
 13.polygamy				Who Practices Polygamy?
 14.say.quran				What They Say About the Qur'an
 15.sword.islam				The Sword of Islam
 16.know.man				You Should Know This Man
 17.yusuf.islam				Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens)
 18.jihad				Jihad Explained
 19.islam.farrakhanism			Islam or Farrakhanism
 20.malcom.x				Malcolm X
 21.women.lib				Women's Liberation Through Islam
 22.trinity				Who Invented Trinity?


/quotron
 quotron.intro				List info on Quotron Series 
 quotron.1				Imagining Islam and Muslims	

/bosnia
 /documents				Various official documents on Bosnia
 /data					Data on warring factions in Bosnia
 /images				GIF pictures from Bosnia

	Please note: All files are archives of Islamic Information &
		     News Network  (Muslims@Asuacad.bitnet)  unless
		     otherwise noted.

LEGEND:

IINN - Islamic Information & News Network
IIIE - Institute of Islamic Information & Education
RNC  - Rishal-e Nur Collection		




		- README.cms (Site-2-)


######### File: README.cms

######### Last Updated July 17, 1994 By: Br.Asim Mughal
######### 
######### Caltech MSA / IINN  FTP Site -2- 
#########	ftp.ugcs.caltech.edu
#########	dir: /pub/cms
#########
######### Caltech MSA: calmsa@piccolo.cco.caltech.edu
######### IINN (Islamic Information & News Network) Muslims@Asuacad.bitnet

Asalamulaikum,

The Caltech MSA, in collaboration with Islamic Information & News Network
maintains two FTP sites open to everyone. Both sites are 'anonymous FTP' 
sites, that is, signon with userid "anonymous" (no password required).

The FTP sites are:

FTP Site-1:	ftp.caltech.edu
	 	dir:  /pub/calmsa
	 
		This site carries articles & resources on Islam. 

FTP Site-2:	ftp.ugcs.caltech.edu
	  	dir:  /pub/cms

		This site hosts translations of Holy Quran, Hadith 
		and Islamic Prayer Software. 
	 

The following is the information on files available:

DIRECTORIES:

/Quran
	Quran-Picthall.Z                  System-7.01-&-Arabic.sea.#1.hqx
	Quran-Shakir.tar.Z                System-7.01-&-Arabic.sea.#2.hqx
	Quran-and-trans.sea.#1.hqx        pickthal.txt.sea.hqx
	Quran-and-trans.sea.#2.hqx        yusufali.txt.sea.hqx
	Quran.sea.hqx

/Hadith
	Bukhari.Z          hadith.2.Z         hadith.qudsi.2.Z
	hadith.1.Z         hadith.Z           hadith.qudsi.Z

/Shakir-suras
	
	[Individual suras of Holy Quran- Shakir Translation]



LIST OF FILES AVAILABLE:

CMS.README                bonsia.Z                  forums.Z
CMS.README.OLD            books.Z                   ijtihad.Z
Hadith/                   books.list.2.Z            islam-rc.1.1.Z
Islam.introduction.Z      bosnia.Z                  islam-rc.1.1a.Z
IslamicTimer-2.0.shar.Z   bosnia.video.Z            marriage.Z
Quran/                    cms.readme.Z              prayer.f.Z
README.FILES              educators.Z               think.Z
Shakir-suras/             emaan.Z                   treatise.Z

DESCRIPTION ON FILES:

Islam.introducation.Z	Introduction on Islam
IslamicTimer-2.0.shar.Z Calculates Prayer timings 
emaan.Z			Article on Islamic faith (Emaan) by IINN
books.Z			Islamic Books from ICNA: SRI
books.list.2		MSA Library Book Suggestions
forums.Z		List of Muslim Forums by IINN
prayer.f.Z		Fortran program to calculate prayer timings  
treatise.Z		Interpretation of Quran, MSA UW Madison
biblio-full.Z		Bibliography on Religious Studies
ijtihad.Z		Treatise on Ijtihad, MSA UW Madison
islam-rc.1.1a.Z		Computer Resource Guide June 24 '92 V1.1a
think.Z			Article: People who think  by MSA Univ. of Wisconsin
bosnia.Z		Information on Bosnia, gathered by IINN
bosnia.video.Z		Writeup on "Sarajevo Ground Zero"
prayer.c.Z 		C program to calculate prayer timings: Waqar Malik
hadith.Z		Hadiths on Forgiveness for New Muslims & Slavery :IINN
marriage.Z		Wedding in Islam: Article by Mir Mohammad :IINN
educators.Z		Int'l Association of Muslim Educators - Announcement
_____________________________________________________________________________

		-- README.instruct --

Asalamulaikum,

There has been some interest in accessing Caltech's ftp site, but
some of you have found it hard to do.  This is a short primer on the
site and how to access it.

	     C A L T E C H    M U S L I M S    S T U D E N T S 
  	     =================================================	

		           Dated: January 30, 1994 

	Caltech Muslim Students Group offers number of files on its
	ftp server. These files have been extracted from different
	forums and are in compressed (in UNIX) format.

	     Asim Mughal  		(mughal@alumni.Caltech.Edu)
             Asif Khalak                (asif@romeo.caltech.edu)
____________________________________________________________________________

Primer on getting documents from the Caltech MSA ftp site.

1. To access the site, you should log into a UNIX account.  If you
don't have one, get one.  The reason that UNIX is preferred is that it
is currently the operating system of choice in academic spheres which
are capable of using ftp.  The other reason that UNIX is used is that
efficient data compression routines are standardly packaged with UNIX,
and we can thus pack more information into the limited space that we
are allocated for the site.

2.  The next step is to run ftp (stands for File Transfer
Protocol). The information is stored at punisher.caltech.edu (this is
called the location of the site).  To do this type the following at
the command prompt:

% ftp punisher.caltech.edu

Alternatively, you can start up ftp and go to punisher within it, like
this:

% ftp
ftp> open punisher.caltech.edu

Note that the "ftp>" is a prompt provided by the ftp program.

3. At this point ftp will ask for a name.  The information is public,
so you'll want to use anonymous ftp.  That is, at the name prompt,
type anonymous.

Name: anonymous

4. Then ftp will say it's okay, but you need to send identification as
the password.  This means that when it asks you for a password, you
type in your e-mail address.

Password:          (for example: mughal@caltech.edu)

5. Now you are in the Caltech system.  The next step is to get to the
Muslim Student's association directory.  The full name of the
directory is /home/ftp/pub/calmsa.  However, you are placed into the
/home/ftp directory when you get in.  To get to the msa directory,
then, type:

ftp> cd pub/calmsa

Note, the on-line Quran translation is located in a subdirectory of
the calmsa directory named Quran.  To get into it, use "cd Quran".
Also, you can use the command "ls", as in UNIX, to list the files in
the directory that you are currently in.

6. At this point you can retrieve files.  Things go more quickly if
you are in binary mode.  Thus, you tell ftp,

ftp> mode bin

7. To get a file, you simply use the command get.  For example,

ftp> get thefileIwant.Z

A list of files with brief descriptions is located in the file README.
It is NOT compressed, so you can simply read it.

8. Notice that the file from get has a .Z extension.  This is because
it is compressed.  To uncompress it, you need to get out of ftp.  The
command is "bye".  At the command line, the command to uncompress,
surprisingly enough, is "uncompress"

ftp> bye
% uncompress thefileIwant

9. Now you can print the file, more it, whatever...

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LIST OF FILES AVAILABLE: (Partial List)

/Quran		        Quran directory: English Translations of Holy Quran
emaan.Z			Article on Islamic faith (Emaan) by IINN
books.Z			Islamic Books from ICNA: SRI
computer.Z		
forums.Z		List of Muslim Forums by IINN
prayer.f		Fortran program to calculate prayer timings  
treatise.Z		Interpretation of Quran, MSA UW Madison
biblio-full.Z		Bibliography on Religious Studies
ijtihad.Z		Treatise on Ijtihad, MSA UW Madison
islam-rc.Z		Islamic Computer Resource Guide June 24 '92 V1.1a
think.Z			Article: People who think  by MSA Univ. of Wisconsin
bosnia.Z		Information on Bosnia, gathered by IINN
prayer.c 		C program to calculate prayer timings: Waqar Malik
hadith.Z		Hadiths on Forgiveness for New Muslims & Slavery :IINN
marriage.Z		Wedding in Islam: Article by Mir Mohammad :IINN
educators.Z		Int'l Association of Muslim Educators - Announcement
finality.1		Finality of Prophet Muhammad I   - IINN Publication
finality.2		Finality of Prophet Muhammad II  - IINN Publication
finality.3		Finality of Prophet Muhammad III - IINN Publication
faq.sri.2.3		Frequently Asked Questions: Soc.Religion.Islam [V 2.3]
kashmir.pns94		U.N. Resolutions/Amnesty Int'l report + History -PNS
_____________________________________________________________________________







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Subject: 5) Gopher Access to FTP files.	

	GOPHER.CALTECH.EDU 70
	=====================

        The ftp site maintained by Caltech MSA carrying files archived
        by Islamic Information & News Network (muslims@asuacad.bitnet)
        is now accessible thru gopher.

        The gopher server is:   gopher.caltech.edu

                                \Computing Information
                                \CCO anonymous FTP site
                                \pub
                                \calmsa

        For Quick Access: % gopher gopher.caltech.edu 70

        gopher.caltech.edu is linked to world-wide network of gophers.

        Contact Name: (Asim Mughal) calmsa@piccolo.caltech.edu [MSA Acct]
                                    mughal@alumni.caltech.edu


Courtesy: Caltech MSA



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Subject: 6) History/Data on IINN	


 IINN DATA : Statistics & Info  as of 3/21/96

        Name   :        Islamic Information & News Network

        Founded:        Shawal 01 1412, April 4, 1992

        Founders:       Asim Mughal & Nauman Kassim Mysorewala

        Membership:     1169 direct subscribers as of 3/21/96 12 % increase
        Membership:     1041 direct subscribers as of 6/1/95 
        Membership:     838 direct subscribers as of  6/15/94 
                        820 direct subscribers as of  3/15/94
                        860 direct subscribers as of  4/19/94
                        820 direct subscribers as of  3/15/94
                        717 direct subscribers as of 12/15/93
                        591 direct subscribers as of 6/5/93
	

        USENET Readership:

                        USENET Statistics (April '94)
                        Estimated Readership:   14,000
                        Ranking:                2673 out of 3190


        Editors:        Imran Mehdi, Arif Irfanullah, Muhammad I. Zahid
                        Mir Assadullah on leave since Feb '93

        Addresses:      MUSLIMS @ ASUACAD.BITnet / @asuvm.inre.asu.edu
                        MUSLIMS @ PSUVM.BITnet   / @psuvm.psu.edu
          -USENET:      bit.listserv.muslims
          -MAIL  :      123-58 SAC, Caltech, Pasadena, CA 91125.U.S.A.

        Subscription fee: FREE

        Number of Newsletter published to date:

        Vol.1  No.1 - 12        Vol.2  No.1 - 41    Vol.3  No.1 - 22
        Vol.4  No.1 - 47        Vol.5  No.1 - 20    Vol.6  No.1 - 52
	Vol.7  No.1 - 24	Vol.8  No.1 -  ?    Vol.9  No.1 - 3 [current] 


                                        Ave   = A little more than One / week

        Volume numbers change every: Shawal 01 & Muharram 01


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Subject: 7) Services offered thru LISTSERV

 There are number of services are handled automagically by the LISTSERV.

a. These services include:

   SUB MUSLIMS name -        Subscribe to IINN 
   SIGNOFF MUSLIMS  -        Cancel Subscription to IINN
   SET MUSLIMS NOMAIL -      Put subscription on hold
   SET MUSLIMS MAIL   -      Re-activate subscription
   INDEX MUSLIMS      -      Get listing of files available thorough IINN
   GET MUSLIMS filename -    Get a copy of available file named 'filename'

b. To use the LISTSERV services:

        Step 1: Send email to: LISTSERV@ASUACAD.BITnet
        Step 2: 'Subject' field is optional (can be left blank)
        Step 3: List the appropriate service (listed in 'c') as text of
                your email.

c. Example: To subscribe from a unix machine my screen should look as
            follows:

      __________________________________________________________________

        % mail listserv@asuacad.bitnet
        Subject: subscription to IINN

        SUB MUSLIMS firstname lastname 

        
        %
        _________________________________________________________________

d. Accessing Islamic Information & News Network thru USENET.

        As of Oct 1, '93. IINN forum are available thru usenet as:

        bit.listserv.muslims

   To access: On Unix machines: type: 'rn' or 'trn'
                                      go 

              On VAX/VMS      : type: 'VNEWS'

e. If USENET is not available on your site or your site doesn't get  IINN
   forums, please  contact your system administrator and request for IINN
   forums to be available.

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Subject: 8) Where to Send Contributions?


	Please send your contributions to any of the following addresses:

	A-  MUSLIMS @ PSUVM.BITNET
	    MUSLIMS @ PSUVM.PSU.EDU

	B-  MUSLIMS @ ASUACAD.BITNET
	    MUSLIMS @ ASUVM.INRE.ASU.EDU

	C-  bit-listserv-muslims@uunet.uu.net

	D-  USENET:  % Pnews bit.listserv.muslims

	E-  USENET: Simply followup. 


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Subject: 9) IINN Staff & how to contact them?


IINN STAFF:

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     |    Islamic Information & News Network - Executive Committee     |
     |    --------------------------------------------------------     |
     |  Nauman Kassim Mysorewala   - Listserv Owner/Coordinator        |
     |  Asim Mughal                - Listserv Owner/P.R. /Spokesman    |
     |                                                                 |
     |  Mir Muhammad Assadullah    - Editor                            |
     |  Arif Irfanullah            - Editor                            |
     |  Imran Mehdi 	           - Editor                            |
     |  Muhammed Ishaq Zahid       - Editor                            | 
     |_________________________________________________________________|



DISCLAIMER:
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     |    accepted by List-Owners, Editors, founders and  Sponsors.    |
     |    Please,avoid reproduction on a public forum without prior    |
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Subject: 10) Introductory Material on Islam

Introductory Book on Islam:

                ISLAM IN FOCUS by Hammudah Adbalati
                Available from:

                Islamic Center of Southern California
                434 S. Vermont Ave.
                Los Angeles, CA 90020
                (213) 384-5783

English Translation of Holy Quran:

                By Yusuf Ali, also available from Islamic Center (above).

 
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Subject: 11) Islamic (Hijri) Calendar 

The following calendar is reproduced from the December issue of
The Message magazine. The IINN does not have any resident expert
on astronomy to verify the correctness of this calendar.
Apparently the Observation Committee is a unit of the Islamic
Circle of North America. 



              ISLAMIC (HIJRI) CALENDAR 1994/1414-15
                        FOR NORTH AMERICA

Month          New moon       First Visibility         N. America
-----          --------       ----------------         ----------
Shaban         1/11/1994      1/12                     1/13

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