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Indonesians spend most on cigarettes, after Rice

Anti-tobacco advocates in Indonesia plan to file a class action lawsuit this month using cases of child addicts in the hope of forcing tougher regulations on a society where one in three people smokes. The suit against tobacco companies and the Indonesian government argues that feeble regulation has left children dangerously exposed to the risks of smoking. Indonesia is something of a paradise for both smokers […]

Princess Tower enters Guinness Records

Princess Tower enters Guinness Records

The 107-storey-tall Princess Tower in Dubai has been recognised by Guinness World Records as the world’s tallest residential building. Measuring 414 metres from base to tip, the tower comprises six basement floors, a ground floor and 100 above-ground residential levels. The tower occupies an area of 37,410 square feet and houses 763 luxury apartments. Dubai already has a Guinness Record in its name for the tallest building in the […]

Women join Saudi Security Forces

Women join Saudi Security Forces

Thirty women were recruited as privates at the Passport Department’s offices at border crossings like King Fahd Causeway and Salwa border point in the east of the Saudi Kingdom. A recent study of Naif University for Security Sciences’ Studies and Research Center showed that Saudi women have been embarking on security work as volunteers. The study “Women Police in Arab Countries” indicated a real potential for an effective […]


Friendless Saudis

The bubble of Saudi vanity is about to burst. Dipping oil prices have sucked the vitality out of Saudi Arabia’s economy. The Kingdom’s budget has moved into huge deficit. The US Legislature is pushing a law to arraign the Kingdom before a court, as an accused in the 9/11 terrorist attack case. The name of […]

Moving Towards Ecology-Conscious Lifestyles

Islam approaches the topic of ecology as a faith-based stewardship of the earth, with humans supposed to serve as the earth’s stewards. The entire universe is God’s creation. It is God Who created the plants and the animals in their pairs and gave them the means to multiply. According to Islam, the Earth and everything […]

Diabolical Attempt to Muzzle Voices

Earlier it used to be on communal lines. Those that practiced this kind of exclusion used to be on the fringes. Now more binaries are being imported. The latest ones are national vs. anti-national and dalits vs. the privileged castes and communities. The nation is following a dangerous trajectory. A Union Minister asks vice chancellor […]

Community Round up

Once a Madrassa, Now a School run by a Hindu Principal

Once a Madrassa, Now a School run by a Hindu Principal

Jaipur: The Rehmani Model School, in the Walled City area in Jaipur is a model, not just in its name, but also in communal harmony. Having risen to a school from a madrassa, it caters to the educational needs of 1,300 students of the minority community. A principal who was earlier affiliated to RSS’s Aadarsh […]

Women-Only Buses  Launched  in Kashmir

Women-Only Buses Launched in Kashmir

By Raqib Hameed Naik Srinagar: A special bus service for women was launched in Srinagar on April 19, and this step, seen as a possible outcome of Mehbooba Mufti taking over as the first woman Chief Minister of J&K, has met with loud approval from women commuters. The services, which will run on an hourly […]

Cheraman Mosque to get Heritage Museum, Digital Library

Cheraman Mosque to get Heritage Museum, Digital Library

By Shafeeq Hudawi The Cheraman Juma Masjid at Kodungallur, Kerala, built in AD 629, by Malik Ibn Dinar is all set to have a heritage museum along with a digital library. Touted to be first of its kind in the state, the museum will envisage the cultural history of Muslims in Kerala, while the digital […]

Globe Affairs

World’s Happiest Nations

Denmark remains on Top. India is 118th, US slips to 13th position, China is 83rd. Denmark has retained its topmost position in the “World’s Happiest country” list ranked by the World Happiness Report 2016. It is followed by Switzerland, Iceland and Norway. Finland, Canada and the Netherlands are 5th, 6th and 7th in the list. […]

A Digitally Connected World

The advent of the Digital Technology has transformed the world beyond imagination during the last 20 years. Mobile telephony and Internet have networked the world into a global community. The impact is tremendous. Information, services, communication, education, finance sectors have been the major beneficiary. Be it the rail, taxi, air, bus or any kind of […]

Facts on Nutrition in India

State of Nutrition in India India has improved its performance on nutrition tremendously during the last 10 years. Yet it is far from reaching the target set by the World Health Assembly (WHA). Some states like Kerala, Goa, Manipur and Tamil Nadu are doing exceedingly well. But states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand are […]


Azaan – A Sublime Musical Experience

From the Azaan, flows wisdom which waters spiritually parched souls. It was the month of Ramadan and when the the Azaan came  through, I felt like I was in a fairy land. By Indira Satyanarayan During the fasting month of Ramadan, my friend Zaheer Memon ( NCP National secretary- Advocate Majid Memon’s son) gave me the  book, ‘’Muhammad- A Biography of the […]

Muslims Boycotting Each Other

Q: These days, Muslims look down upon each other. Each considers the other as inferior and many groups go to the extent of denouncing  each other. Then what is all this talk of Brotherhood? Is it all only in books? Please explain. “Do not hate each other and do not envy one another, and do not turn your back on each […]

Facing the Day of Decision

We have not created the heavens and the earth and all that is between them in mere idle  play. We created them all for nothing other than a true purpose, but most of them do not understand. The Day of Decision is the time appointed for all of them. It is a day when no friend shall […]

Special Report

Zakia Soman of Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan says: ‘Patriarchy is Deeply Entrenched’

Zakia Soman of Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan says: ‘Patriarchy is Deeply Entrenched’

BMMA has so far trained 30 women Qazis Zakia Soman and Noorjahan Safia Naz are two known faces spearheading the movement for justice for Muslim women for the last one decade. They represent Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA), formed in 2007. The BMMA has emerged as the first Muslim women’s organisation to be known across […]

Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility is not merely donation for a social cause or one-off affair. It is constant hand-holding between the Corporate body and an NGO. By A Staff Writer Bengaluru: The Raza Educational and Social Welfare Society held an orientation programme for NGOs on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the City on January 8. Nearly […]

“Use Loud Speakers Only When Required”: Kerala Sunni Mahallu Federation

Indian Currents, an Indian Catholic magazine, reports that the Kerala State Sunni Mahallu Federation, which has 8,000-odd mosque committees affiliated to it, has exhorted Muslim clerics to use loud speakers only for very necessary purposes, that too by controlling the volume to the minimum. Dr. Philippose Mar Chrysostom, the immensely popular Metropolitan of the Mar […]

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Miracle of Positive Thoughts

| May 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Your mind is a garden. Your thoughts are the seeds. You can grow flowers. Or you can grow weeds. Think positive, Think different. Don’t waste your precious energy on negative thoughts. By Shiraz Khaki Thinking positive can work miracles. You may have been told to “guard your thoughts”, but felt the advice to be pointless. […]

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