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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

Too Less, Too Lenient

The Ahmedabad special court verdict sentencing 11 convicts to life imprisonment, 12 to seven years and another to 10 years in jail in Gulberg Society massacre case has come too late and with extremely lenient sentences. Sixty nine Muslim residents had been massacred by a weapon -wielding killer mob of around 3,000 people in the […]

Relook at Career Choices

Now that a new academic session stares into our face, we need to reassess our priorities. Job market is changing very fast. New initiatives like ‘Make in India’, ‘Digital India’, ‘Smart Cities’ too are urging a relook at the way we work, live, earn, entertain, spend, consume, save and invest. Jobs and businesses are linked […]

Friendless Saudis

The bubble of Saudi vanity is about to burst. Dipping oil prices have sucked the vitality out of Saudi Arabia’s economy. The Kingdom’s budget has moved into huge deficit. The US Legislature is pushing a law to arraign the Kingdom before a court, as an accused in the 9/11 terrorist attack case. The name of […]

Community Round up

HZCT Supports Students with Rs. 2.61 cr.

12 from HIE crack IIT-Jee Hyderabad: Twelve out of 30 students coached by the Hyderabad Institute of Excellence (HIE) were selected in the IIT-JEE this year. The HIE is run by the Hyderabad Zakat and Charitable Trust (HZCT). The Hyderabad Zakat and Charitable Trust supported 1,708 students with scholarships to the tune of Rs. 2.61 […]

Islami Baitulmal Vaniyambadi – Interest-free Loan worth Rs. 1.36 cr. Disbursed

Vaniyambadi: The Islami Baitulmal here extended interest-free loans to 2,041 persons to the tune of Rs. 1.36 crore during 2015-16. Around 70 small traders were helped with easy payback term loans to the tune of Rs. 19 lakh during the same period. The Baitulmal assisted 139 college students in various disciplines with scholarships worth Rs. […]

Women-Specific Budget Initiatives in J&K

Women-Specific Budget Initiatives in J&K

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government has announced special budgetary initiatives for women, including school fee waiver up to Class 12 in the state government-run educational institutions, and reserved quota of industrial land for female entrepreneurs. This was announced recently by the Finance Minister of the state, Haseeb Drabu, while presenting his second budget in […]

Globe Affairs

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 […]

Facts on Nutrition in India

State of Nutrition in India India has improved its performance on nutrition tremendously during the last 10 years. Yet it is far from reaching the target set by the World Health Assembly (WHA). Some states like Kerala, Goa, Manipur and Tamil Nadu are doing exceedingly well. But states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand are […]

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

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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Ramadan is Over! But Character Training Goes on!

| July 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Are We Being Brand Ambassadors of Allah? Today are the days of brands. We love to buy only branded stuff. Muslims have also been branded and bombarded in media as terrorists and fundamentalists. Let us each one of us on this day of ‘Eid’ take an oath and declare to rebrand ourselves as trust worthy, […]

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