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Archive for May, 2012

Bangalore Scholar’s Work Published in the US

Bangalore Scholar’s Work Published in the US

| May 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Bangalore: A book on extraterrestrial intelligence in the light of the Holy Quran by a city-based Islamic scholar has been published by an American publishing house. Titled Extraterrestrial Intelligence: Amazing New Insight from Quran has been brought out by CreateSpace, a subsidiary of the Amazon. com. Running into 286 pages, the book was penned by Mr. Sayeedur Rahman Nadvi, who heads the city based Furqania Academy. A  graduate from […]

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A Positive Crusader

A Positive Crusader

| May 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Meeting Sajeeda uplifted my spirits. She was working towards giving Muslim women their right to a dignified life, and there could be nothing more positive than this! By Nigar Ataulla A week of searching for “positive”  news from the “Muslim World” for the front page of the journal I work for had exhausted me totally, draining me of […]

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68 Muslims Elected for UP Assembly

| May 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Muslim en masse favoured parties representing underprivileged classes. Muslim representation in Uttar  Pradesh Assembly hasrisen to the all time high figure of 68 in the elections held during January-March 2012. The last Assembly had 56 Muslim MLAs. The representation this time has reached 17 per cent, very close to being proportional to the Muslim population in the state i.e., 18 per cent. Of these, 42 […]

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Nothing is Everything

| May 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Durban, South Africa on 19, 20 & 21 March 2012 Sir, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for this life changing workshop at the end of this second day (20 March 12, Durban). I must add that my attendance has come at the perfect time in my life and it already has a profound effect on my thinking and […]

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Let Satan Out of Your Lives

| May 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Discover Yourself Workshop was held in Stanger, South Africa at  Zakariyya Muslim School on 23, 24 & 25 March, 2012. MARIAM: I had attended last year with my daughters and I wanted my husband, who was completely against it, to attend. I told him that I would like to give him a gift. Alhamdulillah he accepted, now that I have […]

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Tools for Inner Peace

| May 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Discover Yourself  Workshop was held in Johannesburg, South Africa, at Suleman Nana Memorial Hall on 30, 31 & 1 April 2012. Some of the participants share their experiences of the Workshop JULIE: Today, sadly our journey ends. In this troubled world of today, there are people like Sadathullah Sir, who travel the world to share and enlighten mankind, giving […]

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A Tenner and a Two-Rupee

A Tenner and a Two-Rupee

| May 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Barber Vishwanath was busy shaping up his customer in his small kiosk underneath the big banyan tree near the village chaupal. Ramu was again at his doorstep with his outstretched palm seeking the usual two-rupee coin. “I have not seen a boy more stupid than this, just see the fun and decide for yourself, whether I am right,” said Vishwanath in a tone barely audible to anyone […]

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Old Man and the Plastic Plate

Old Man and the Plastic Plate

| May 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Maqbool Ahmed Siraj (Translated from Urdu) Illustrations by Fakrunnissa Mohsin He was an old man who had not tasted any grief in his life. He had lived a happy life, siring a number of sons and daughters. His business had had a remarkable stability, never having suffered any loss. Now he and his wife were left alone in their cottage, with all children having set up their […]

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Dodges Death, Blessed with Iman

Dodges Death, Blessed with Iman

| May 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

A.I.Makki The first Muslim armies fought a series of battles with the Persian Empire and emerged victorious. At that time, Harmusan was the ruler of a small part of the Persian Empire. He was the last among the Persian Kings to fight courageously with the Muslims. It was at the end of the third phase of the final battle that he was taken prisoner and was […]

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Global Warming : Interview with Neeraj Jain

| May 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

‘Rise of Sea Level will Gobble Up 50 Major cities’ Neeraj Jain is a social activist and is one of the founders of the Lokayat, an activist group based at Pune taking up several causes in the  public interest. Ecology is one among them. He recently made a presentation at the Poona College on the threat of Greenhouse Effect in  the threeday conference on ‘Worldview of Development: Challenges and Alternative […]

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