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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 […]

Editorial

Karnataka Poll Scene

Karnataka will be going to the polls within the next two months. Given the pattern of alternation of power between parties, it is difficult to hazard a guess if the ruling party will be able to buck the trend in the state notwithstanding its excellent performance during the last five years. It is after several […]

The Jar of Life

The Jar of Life

It is up to oneself as to how he uses the time of life gifted to him. It was Prof. Suleiman’s period. While entering the room, he threw a glance across the students and said, “Today I’ll be imparting an important lesson of life to all of you.” He had carried a large glass jar […]

Reckless and Unjust

American President Donald Trump has characteristically stirred the hornet’s nest by deciding to move the embassy of the United States to Jerusalem in gross violation of the UN Security Council’s resolution 478. The Council had held “null and void” the Israeli Parliament’s 1980 bill declaring “Jerusalem, complete and united is the capital of Israel”. The […]

Community Round up

Bengal Civil Society Walks for Communal Amity

Bengal Civil Society Walks for Communal Amity

“Religious belief is personal, but nation is for all” – proclaimed placards and posters as a large section of West Bengal’s civil society hit the streets alongside thousands of common people recently, decrying recent group clashes in the state and calling for preserving the age-old tradition of communal amity. Poets, educationists, film and theatre personalities, […]

JMI signs MoU with Indian Coast Guard

JMI signs MoU with Indian Coast Guard

Delhi: Jamia Millia Islamia on April 20 entered into an MoU with the Indian Coast Guard, Ministry of Defence, Government of India for vertical/ academic mobility of personnel and officers of the Indian Coast Guard. The MoU will facilitate academic collaborations between the two institutions and JMI shall open its undergraduate and post graduate courses […]

Ashiana Institute Opened

Ashiana Institute Opened

Bengaluru: Ashiana Free Skill Development Institute was inaugurated here on March 22 under the auspices of the Al-Aman Educational and Welfare Trust. The Institute will provide training in computing skills, tailoring, fashion designing and will impart coaching in spoken English and personality development. The 3-storey building for the Institute has 1,100 sq. ft. space with […]

Globe Affairs

Learning Must be a Serious Goal

Learning Must be a Serious Goal

What hinders learning in Schools? The recent World Development Report 2018 throws lights on factors that result in poor outcomes in schools in developing countries. Schools are meant for learning or transfer of knowledge from teacher to the students. But schools without learning could be a terrible waste of precious resources and of human potential. […]

‘Love A Muslim Day’ In Response to Hate Letter

‘Love A Muslim Day’ In Response to Hate Letter

London: The man who created a ‘Love a Muslim Day’ list in response to letters promoting hateful acts hopes his idea will “bring people together”, the BBC reported. It was sparked by reports that ‘Punish a Muslim Day’ letters had been sent out in several cities, calling on people to verbally and physically attack Muslims. […]

London Mosques get Listed Status

London Mosques get Listed Status

Two London mosques were given special listed status recently in recognition of their architectural and historic importance, in a move a government minister said celebrated “the rich heritage of Muslim communities in England”. The London Central Mosque and Islamic Cultural Centre in Regent’s Park, central London, and the Fazl Mosque in the southwest of the […]

Religion

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

Performance of the Muslim High Schools – Apathy afflicts the Older Institutions

Educational Entrepreneurship is Thriving. By Maqbool Ahmed Siraj Bengaluru: A simple analysis of the performance of nearly 100 Muslim schools in Bengaluru and some other cities in Karnataka reveals that most privately managed institutions are doing well while the ones under known—though not reputed educational bodies—are failing to measure up to the expectation. Bengaluru has […]

Consultative Meeting on Muslim Issues – Need for Think-Tank Stressed

Consultative Meeting on Muslim Issues – Need for Think-Tank Stressed

Members from diverse walks of life gather to discuss issues affecting the community in Karnataka. By A Staff Writer Bengaluru: Former Union Minister and Rajya Sabha MP, Dr. K. Rahman Khan called upon Muslims to put their act together to remove educational and economic backwardness and disparity. At the ‘Consultative Meeting on Muslim Issues’ convened […]

Untouchability Among Muslims

Untouchability Among Muslims

A recent study provides empirical evidence of presence of untouchability among Muslims By Maqbool Ahmed Siraj Does untouchability exist among Muslims? A recent study by the Giri Institute of Development Studies, Lucknow, confirms that it does. The study based on a survey of 7,195 households located across 14 districts in four regions of Uttar Pradesh […]

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A Super Beneficial Workshop!

A Super Beneficial Workshop!

| May 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Discover Yourself Workshop was hosted by Jamat-e-Islami Hind in Jalna, Maharastra on the 6,7 & 8 April, 2018, and in Nerul, Navi Mumbai, by Sahara Charitable Trust on the 13,14 & 15, April 2018. Some of the Participants share their Experiences: Amazing! Helps to find yourself, Islam is easy, Life is beautiful, live fully […]

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