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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 […]


Pointers From Assembly Poll Outcome

The outcome of the Assembly elections in five states across the country has made it abundantly clear that the grip of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has considerably weakened in the Hindi heartland and the party is no longer in the race in non-Hindi states. However, the straws in the wind do not carry a […]

Beware of ‘Halal’ Investments!

Several Ponzi firms from Bengaluru have defrauded investors in the city, state and neighbouring areas of hundreds of crores of rupees by luring gullible Muslims into the net through devious means. A host of fly-by-night operators who had found a convenient haven in the city have closed shops with their owners having decamped with the […]

Beware of Fake News

Fake news being spread through social media to foment communal hatred and stigmatise particular groups has now become a major issue across the world. Here is an example of such fake news. According to, “Following the Amritsar train tragedy, in which at least 61 people lost their lives during Dussehra celebrations […] a number of […]

Community Round up

Foundation Laid for Whitefield Islamic Centre

Foundation Laid for Whitefield Islamic Centre

Whitefield (Bengaluru): The foundation stone was laid for the Whitefield Islamic Centre on Jan. 6 which will have a mosque, prayer hall for women, library, play zone for kids and a men’s PG. Laying the foundation stone, E. T. Mohammed Basheer, Lok Sabha member representing Ponnani in Kerala, said social infrastructure for the well-rounded development […]

Bhatkal’s Anjuman Completes Centenary

Bhatkal’s Anjuman Completes Centenary

Over 7,500 children are studying in 22 schools and colleges run by the body Bhatkal: The Anjuman Hami e Muslimeen in this small seaside town has completed a centenary of its services for the cause of modern education this year. The Anjuman began a year of celebrations on January 5 to recall the glorious services […]

Al-Ameen Mission’s Achievements – 370 Students Pass NEET-2018

Kolkata:  The Al Ameen Mission, an NGO in West Bengal has so far produced as many as 2500 doctors, 4000 engineers and 65 civil servants. Adding one more feather in the cap, the Al-Ameen Mission achieved unbelievable feat in this year’s NEET, the  country’s biggest medical entrance exam. Over 370 students of the  Al-Ameen Mission passed the NEET, 319 […]

Globe Affairs

Saudi Film Director Wins Award for Cultural Leadership

Saudi Film Director Wins Award for Cultural Leadership

Saudi film director Haifaa Al-Mansour has been named as one of the recipients of the 25th Annual Crystal Award, which celebrates the achievements of leading artists and cultural figures. Conductor Marin Alsop and broadcaster and naturalist, Sir David Attenborough were the other recipients, the World Economic Forum announced. The winners will be honoured in the […]

Book on Saudi Arabia’s First Woman Yoga Instructor Slated For Release in 2019

Book on Saudi Arabia’s First Woman Yoga Instructor Slated For Release in 2019

The life of Saudi Arabia’s first certified woman yoga instructor, Nouf Marwaai is the subject of a new book, expected to hit the stands in 2019. Tentatively titled “Nouf: Yogi Who Made Saudi Arabia Fall in Love with an Ancient Indian Science”, the biography published by Westland, will be written by well-known film historian and […]

Jordan Celebrates  Christian-Muslim Solidarity

Jordan Celebrates Christian-Muslim Solidarity

Jordan’s King Abdullah, accompanied by crown prince Al Hussein Bin Abdullah II recently attended a celebration at Al Hussein Cultural Centre in Amman held by churches in Jordan on the occasions of Christmas and the New Year. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, church leaders from Jordan and Jerusalem and representatives of the Jerusalem awqaf, attended the […]


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

Round Table on Muslim       Women: Rights and Reality

Round Table on Muslim Women: Rights and Reality

Muslim women activists who met in Bengaluru emphasized issues such as housing, education, employment and livelihood. When it comes to Muslim women, often the only issues that get debated at the national level are triple talaq and polygamy.  Viewed from the larger perspective, these are marginal to more critical issues pertaining to education, employment, security […]

A Brainstorming Session on Minority Education

A Brainstorming Session on Minority Education

Educationists, academicians and intellectuals review and assess various initiatives for promoting modern education for religious minorities. By A Staff Writer The Centre for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy (CSSEIP) at the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru, held a one-day seminar on “Strategies for Improving Quality of Education in the Minority […]

Karnataka SSLC Exam 2018 Results – Performance of Muslim Managed High Schools

Karnataka SSLC Exam 2018 Results – Performance of Muslim Managed High Schools

Presented below is the data pertaining to the performance of the Muslims managed high schools principally in Bengaluru and some other locations within Karnataka. By no means the data is complete or comprehensive. The City has around 400 high schools managed by the community. Of these nearly 50 schools do not carry the minority status […]

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Thirty nine Muslims Pass UPSC – Combined Medical Services Exam 2018

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New Delhi: 39 Muslim doctors are among a total of 440 recommended for various medical posts to be filled based on the Combined Medical Services (CMS) Examination 2018 conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), the final results of which were declared recently. Out of the total 40 Muslim doctors, who made to the […]

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