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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 […]


No Cause for Cheer

Pathetically low representation of Muslims in higher education is robbing the community of share in the nation’s economic growth. There are two takeaways for the Muslim community from the recently released All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE). The enrolment of Muslim students in higher education has risen from 4.16 per cent in 2012-13 to […]

Sectarian Agenda to the Fore

Today, India is facing major challenges. All kinds of vigilantes are out into the open and unleashing their fury over anything that offends them. Akhlaq was killed on the suspicion of storing ‘beef’ in his fridge, and Pehlu Khan was killed on a highway even though he had papers to prove that the cattle he […]

Bankrupt Saudi Diplomacy

The American President Donald Trump’s charge that Iran supports terrorism does not square up with the reality. It was utterly laughable that Trump was leveling this charge while speaking to representatives of 50 Islamic countries from a podium in Saudi Arabia. Not merely the venue, even the timing was grotesquely absurd. He was speaking after […]

Community Round up

JUH Condemns Amarnath Yatra Attack

Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind has condemned the dastardly attack on the Amarnath Yatris in Kashmir. “The attack on Amarnath yatris has caused great pain to us. We condemn this cowardly terrorist attack and express our deep condolences to the families of the dead and prayers for injured,” said, Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind General Secretary Maulana Mahmood Madani. Maulana Madani […]

‘Sabka Ghar’,  Inaugurated by Khudai Khidmatgar

‘Sabka Ghar’, Inaugurated by Khudai Khidmatgar

New Delhi: A house in Okhla’s Gaffar Manzil area (in New Delhi), bought with the help of charity money has been named ‘Sabka Ghar’ (everyone’s home) by Khudai Khidmatgar. Sabka Ghar invites youth across the country to spend time for three days to one month, to learn about De-Communalisation through practical ways of living together, […]

Peaceful Walk by Aliah University Students

Peaceful Walk by Aliah University Students

By Mirza Mosaraf Hossain Kolkata: Taking a cue from ‘Not in My Name’ and various other protests meant to counter the growing communalisation in India, students of Aliah University, Kolkata, also took out a march on July 14 in an attempt to strengthen Hindu-Muslim relationship in the backdrop of the recent Baduria- Basirhat communal tensions. […]

Globe Affairs

UN Refugee Agency: Record 65.6 Million People Displaced Worldwide

A record 65.6 million people are either refugees, asylum seekers or internally displaced across the globe, the UN refugee agency said. The estimated figure for the end of 2016 is an increase of 300,000 on 2015, according to its annual report. It is a smaller increase than 2014-15, when the figure rose by five million. […]

Children’s Multidimensional Poverty

Children’s Multidimensional Poverty

Two of the every five children in the world are multi-dimensionally poor. Children represent the hope of any community or nation. Well-nurtured children would grow into confident adults who will contribute to the nation’s development in full measure. Several measures have been initiated to ensure that children’s development does not suffer due to economic deprivation. […]

Saudi Arabia & Iran have Radicalised & Divided  the Muslim World Says Muhammad Sanusi II, Emir of Kano

Saudi Arabia & Iran have Radicalised & Divided the Muslim World Says Muhammad Sanusi II, Emir of Kano

Muhammad Sanusi II, Emir of Kano, in Nigeria, an influential Muslim leader, says Saudi Arabia and Iran have “radicalised and divided” the Muslim world. Sanusi said the world needs to address the root causes of extremism. He added that Islamic leadership could come from less conservative countries like Malaysia and Morocco, adding, “Morocco has made […]


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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Matrimonial August 2017 – Bride Wanted

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Bangalore SM family seek alliance for their son MBBS, MD, pursuing residency in US Seeking for a beautiful hijab observing girl from Doctors or Engineers Bangalore based family settled in Bangalore or Abroad preferably graduate or Pg. Strictly non working ( No MBBS). Contact Dr. Abdul samad – 9379712479 Seeking alliance from Sunni Muslim Hijab/ […]

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