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Archive for May, 2012

Tobacco, the Killer

| May 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

Tobacco was responsible for 1,20,000 death—84,000 men and 36,000 women—adults in 2010 in India, according to a paper published in The Lancet. Oral cancer is said to cause twice as many death as lung cancer. Which means those who chewed tobacco (pan  masala, zafrani patti etc) were more vulnerable to death. About 170 million Indians chewed tobacco and 120 million smoked, according to a 2009- 2010 survey. The tobacco-related cancers constitute […]

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Some Progress, Some Concerns

| May 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

Inclusive growth has emerged as the key theme of the Planning in the country in the wake of high degree of inequalities. The Right to Compulsory and Free Education Act was passed two years ago and will become justiciable from April 1, 2013. Under the Act every  child in the age group of 6 to 14 can demand free education from the State. It incorporates the […]

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“Every Muslim Child needs Education..” that’s My Dream

| May 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

Meher Tabassum is a Scientist working at the Division of Remote Handling and Robotics, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai,  India. She is a Government of India employee, with an official status of Class I Gazetted Officer. In an interview with TwoCircles.Net, she shares her aspirations and the importance of education for young Muslims today. “I was born in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, to a  highly educated Sunni Muslim family. Since my […]

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Cupping, A traditional remedy

| May 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

It is said to have been endorsed by the Holy Prophet too as a remedy. Dr. Yasir Arafath Cupping is an ancient method of treatment whereby a glass or cup is placed on the body surface and a vacuum is created and toxins or morbid material is sucked out from the deeper tissues or the diseased organs of the human body. According to […]

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Muslims Boycotting Each Other

| May 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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Conflict and Fanaticism

| May 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

Q : We see that all over the Muslim world, two rival groups are always in conflict: One attracts highly educated people who believe in  reason and logic, but care little for religion, while the other consists of largely uneducated people who hold fanatically to certain beliefs  and try to impose them on others. How to remedy such […]

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Kill Fear

| May 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

Once there was a king who received a gift of two magnificent falcons from Arabia. They were peregrine falcons, the most beautiful birds  he had ever seen. He gave the precious birds to his head falconer to be trained. Months passed and one day the head falconer informed  the king that though one of the falcons was flying majestically, soaring high in the sky, the other […]

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Doing Good with God’s Bounty

| May 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

There is a certain attitude people should have towards the life of this world. It has been explained by the Prophet (Pbuh). Should they maintain it, they rise in honor. The Qur’an was Prophet Muhammad’s (Pbuh) permanent companion: He loved it and recited it at all times, in prayer, night worship and whenever he could. Once he asked his noble companion […]

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Facing the Day of Decision

| May 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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Congress Blooms Again

| May 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Congress has regained Muslim votes in four of the five municipal corporations. By A Staff Writer Mumbai: After emerging as the leading party in four of the five municipal corporations that went to polls recently, the Congress has made a resounding comeback as far as Muslim votes is concerned. In fact, the party bagged 149 of the total 371 seats in […]

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