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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

New Equations in Karnataka

Karnataka will be facing Assembly elections in March-April next year. The BJP, currently on the back foot, will be using all the stratagems in its bag to grab power in this southern state, having tasted it earlier. The party is not in pink of its health, thanks largely to internal schisms owing to confrontation between […]

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 […]

Community Round up

Jamiat Organises Aman March

Jamiat Organises Aman March

Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind, led a countrywide peace march–‘Aman March’ on August 13 to spread the message of communal harmony. The peace march was held in 800 cities across India and had participants from not only the Muslim community, but from all sections of the society. Apart from the major cities like Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Pune, Chennai, […]

Muslims Participate  in Gujarat Flood Relief Work

Muslims Participate in Gujarat Flood Relief Work

In flood-clad town of Dhanera in Banaskantha (Gujarat), 64 people have lost their lives to floods recently. Considered as a Hindu-dominated town, some 3,500 Muslims from Dhanera, Deesa, Palanpur and nearby villages gathered under the banner of Jamiatul-Ulama-i Hind, to aid the town, cleaning places of worship and residence alike, after waters started receding slowly. […]

Sanskrit Lessons for Aspiring Islamic Scholars

Sanskrit Lessons for Aspiring Islamic Scholars

K K Yatheendran teaches Sanskrit at the Academy of Sharia and Advanced Studies Thrissur (Kerala): An Islamic institution in Kerala is setting a fine example of inter-cultural understanding in the cultural capital of the state by teaching  Sanskrit. The Academy of Sharia and Advanced Studies (ASAS), which trains students to become scholars and madrasa teachers, provides […]

Globe Affairs

Gender Gap in Work Participation

Gender Gap in Work Participation

World Economy would gain $5.8 trillion if gender gap is closed by mere 25%; Arab states and South Asian countries fare poorly in matters of women’s participation in work; If globally the gender parity has to be achieved 742 million will have to be added to the workforce Why Women participation is low Difficulty in […]

Muslims in Spain Hold Rally Against Terrorism

Muslims in Spain Hold Rally Against Terrorism

Over 200 Muslims rallied in the streets of Granada, southern Spain, in protest against terrorism and calling for peace. “It is very important for us to affirm our values as Muslims, which are the same as those of all other human beings on this planet,” said Nizar Liemlahi, director of the Dar Loughat Muslim cultural […]

OIC tells Myanmar to Protect Rights of Rohingyas

Dhaka: Myanmar must protect the rights of its Rohingya Muslim minority, chief of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) said, urging the government to work with neighbouring Muslim-majority countries to tackle a refugee crisis. About 75,000 people have fled to Bangladesh after a military crackdown. Aung San SuuKyi’s fledgling administration has denied most of the […]

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

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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A Mushaira for Non-Muslims to Recite their Urdu Works

A Mushaira for Non-Muslims to Recite their Urdu Works

| September 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

By  Zeeshan Shaikh Residents of Bhiwandi have taken a step to celebrate India’s composite literary tradition, where Hindu writers have enriched the Urdu language. The “Bazm-E-Yaaraan-E-Adab” (gathering of lovers of literature), a social organisation floated by late Bhiwandi corporator Balkrishna Mukund Mali, is set to hold a mushaira, in which only non-Muslim Urdu writers will […]

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