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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

Murder in the Name of Religion

Murder in the Name of Religion

The heinous slaughter of dozens of people at the renowned shrine of the Sufi Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan, Sindh (in Pakistan) by a suicide-bomber affiliated to the so-called ‘Islamic State’ is a gruesome reminder of the evil being spread in the name of Islam today by some groups. This is only one of many […]

Muslim Media: Birth and Death

I remember when Moulana Abdul Kareem Parikh Sab (late) in his inaugural speech of Islamic Voice, English monthly in January 1987 (30 years ago) shared an incident. He said that when he was in Surat, one day early morning a lady vegetable vendor carrying vegetables had in her vegetable basket a Gujarati news paper stuck […]

No Less Than a Tragedy

English fortnightly Milli Gazette, a magazine started around the turn of the century has folded up. It is a departure that should sadden the hearts of every conscientious Muslim who aspires to see that voices of the community are heard in the higher echelons of the Government. For 17 years, the magazine led a crusade […]

Community Round up

Kashmiri Filmmakers Win Awards at National Science Film Festival

Kashmiri Filmmakers Win Awards at National Science Film Festival

Srinagar: Two Kashmir-based documentary filmmakers, Jalal Ud Din Baba and Abdul Rashid, have won special jury film awards and bronze beaver award for their science films on environment and climate change. The awards were given at the 7th National Science Film Festival & Competition, which was organised by Vigyan Prasar, an organisation under the Department […]

Saudi Arabia Increases India’s Haj Quota to 1.70 Lakh

Jeddah: Saudi Arabia has increased India’s annual Haj quota from 1.36 lakh to 1.70 lakh, the biggest such expansion in the last 29 years, according to Union minister, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi. An agreement to this regard was inked by minister of state for minority affairs (independent charge) Naqvi, with Saudi Arabia’s Haj and Umrah minister, […]

Kerala Muslim Cultural Centre Donates Ambulances for Rural Odisha

Kerala Muslim Cultural Centre Donates Ambulances for Rural Odisha

The image of Dana Majhi and Sumi Dhibar walking with the dead body of their kin in Kalahandi and Angul districts had presented a haunting picture of the plight of the health sector in rural Odisha. To ensure that such events are never repeated, the Dubai wing of Kerala Muslim Cultural Centre (KMCC) has contributed […]

Globe Affairs

Global Wealth in Fewer Hands

Global Wealth in Fewer Hands

The economically wealthy have built up a stranglehold over global wealth. They write laws for the legislatures which favour the elite, own media that suppresses the cause of the poor, indulge in tax evasion and park their money abroad. Economic inequality is one of the most serious risks to human progress. If such inequalities are […]

State of the World Children

80% Child Deaths happened in Africa, Sout h Asia, Child Marriages Declining Providing every child a fair chance to live is the essence of equitable development. Every child should have the same right to a healthy start in life, education and safe, secure childhood. But these are denied to the children because of their place […]

Contours of Israeli Lobby in United States

Contours of Israeli Lobby in United States

Objectives: • Maintaining consistent support of the United States for Israel’s policies against the Palestinians. • To ensure US help to Israel to remain the dominant regional power in the Middle East. • The West Asian states (read politico-geographical map) should be transformed in such a way that only regimes friendly to Israel survive there. […]

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

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 […]

Interest-Free Banking – Echoes in the Hallowed Corridors of Finance

Interest-Free Banking – Echoes in the Hallowed Corridors of Finance

Concerted lobbying has resulted in institutions like the Reserve Bank of India and the Planning Commission taking note of interest-free banking as a viable initiative for financial inclusion. By Maqbool Ahmed Siraj Financial inclusion is the current buzzword. The nation has taken several new initiatives under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi whose ‘Pradhan […]

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A Call for Spiritual Renewal

A Call for Spiritual Renewal

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Name of the Book: Revive Your Heart: Putting Life in Perspective Author: Nouman Ali Khan Publisher: Kube Publishing Ltd (Markfield, Leicestershire, United Kingdom) Year: 2017 Pages: 252 Reviewed by: K. Suhela Revive Your Heart: Putting Life in Perspective is a call for spiritual renewal. This collection of essays urges us to make basic changes in […]

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