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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 […]


A Big Thank You To Team Islamic Voice!

The president, secretaries and the managing committee of Azam Baitul Maal is immensely happy to see the good appreciation of activities of Azam Baitul Maal which was published in the August 2016 issue of Islamic Voice. Our sincere thanks to the full team of Islamic Voice for the report which has enhanced the image of […]

Healing the Wounds in Kashmir

The latest round of street violence and shutdown of normal activity in the Kashmir Valley is completing nearly two months. No amount of persuasion has worked with youths incensed over killing of Burhan Vani at the hands of the security forces. Nearly 60 lives have been lost during violent engagement and scuffles with police. Young […]

Chilcot’s Anatomy of a War

Western democracies pining for new Wars to sustain their industry nullifies the very essence of their being. Peace has become a threat for Western democracies. At least this is broadly evident from the Chilcot Report which presented its findings leading to involvement of Britain in the Iraq War launched in league with big brother the […]

Community Round up

Document on Empowerment of Marginalized Communities Released

By Pervez Bari New Delhi: “India 2047: Empowering the People”, a project Document of Empower India Foundation, (EIF), was released last fortnight. The document was released by Justice Rajindar Sachar, retired High Court judge Delhi in a day-long National Conclave at the India Habitat Centre. The session was presided over by Maulana Mohammad Wali Rahmani, […]

Every Fourth Beggar in India is a Muslim

New Delhi: Although Muslims constitute 14.6% of the total population, around 25% beggars in India belong to the Muslim community, according to Census data released recently. According to 2011 Census data, India has a total of 72.89 crore non- workers, out of which 3.7 lakh are beggars, of whom 92,760 people belong to the Muslim […]

Jamia Dental Faculty in Dental Council

New Delhi: The Faculty of Dentistry, Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) has been given Membership of the Dental Council of India (DCI), a regulatory body which governs the standards of dental education in the country. The Faculty of Dentistry, JMI began its academic programmes in 2009. Fifty students are given admission every year through a highly […]

Globe Affairs

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. […]

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 […]


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

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 […]

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 […]

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Rose Water Goblets & Purple Potions

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Baitus Shifa Unani Pharmacy in Mysuru is a little wonderland! Hakim Syed Moinuddin has kept his famous father, Hakim Syed Ghouse Moinuddin’s tradition of Unani medicine alive! By Nigar Ataulla I felt a bit like Alice in Wonderland as I stepped into Baitus Shifa Unani Pharmacy. Nestled in a quiet area called the Mandi Mohalla […]

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