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Archive for June, 2012

Rampur to be Developed into a Model City

Rampur to be Developed into a Model City

| June 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

The northern Uttar Pradesh town’s fortunes seems to be upswing. Once the capital of the Nawabs of Rampur, the town is likely to get a massive facelift with a Rs. 2.5 billion project set to begin. Local MLA and minister in the new Samajwadi Party Government told media recently that all drains in the city would be reconstructed and the under-construction of Palika Mall on Topekhana Road will be completed at […]

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A Word of Thanks

| June 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

On behalf of the Shillong Muslim Union, I wish to express my heartfelt gratitude to the Islamic Voice team for publishing our SMU news in the magazine in the month of April 2012. Sayeedullah Nongrum, MLA President, Umshyrpi College, Shillong.

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Khushwant’s Biased Comments

| June 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

Veteran Khushwant Singh has pointed fingers only at Muslims stating that they are always at war. Singh has forgotten the massacre of Sikhs, how lakhs of Sinhalese were killed in Ceylon. The deadly warfare in Latin America, in Vietnam and Japan during the World War may be history, but this is reality and Singh seems to have overlooked it. The non-stop war between different non-Muslim […]

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Enough of “Fair and Lovely” Ads

| June 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

Muslim families have become very demanding about the looks of a girl or bride that they are looking for their sons. It is quite disheartening that even Islamic Voice is also adding more fuel to the fire. The matrimonial advertisements in your paper all mention “girl should be fair and beautiful.” This is absolutely ridiculous! Fortunately, Muslim girls are empowered today with education and values. A […]

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Natural Born Futurist

| June 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

Dear Sir, The article titled “Natural Born Futurist” by Ziauddin Sardar (May 2012 issue) was highly insightful. I am sure that after reading such articles, Muslims will stop living in the past. This article should be given more publicity and I would appreciate if you can inform where I can get the book, “The future of Islamic Civilisation”. Haroon Shaikh, shaikhhb@gmail.com Editor replies: The full article […]

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Need to Alter Priorities

| June 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

There is a general clamour among Indian Muslims that they are lagging behind on the development front. But few people can analyse the reasons properly. Open any Urdu newspaper and you will come up with at least four or five reports about mushaira or shamee- ghazal. International mushairas can be organized by Muslims in a jiffy, but the community does not have even district […]

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Dancing to Israeli Tunes

| June 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

Fresh and crippling US sanctions against Iran seeking to prevent it from being a nuclear weapon-capable state have almost blown the bugle for a new war in the Gulf. Sanctions are least likely to work in the case of Iran when they failed to cow down a much weaker Iraq for over a decade. The support of 401 […]

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A Step Back in Time

| June 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

Saudis’ penchant for craziness knows no end. The Saudi Arabian government’s decision to officially ban use of English and Gregorian calendar is one more grand step towards looking most stupid and absurd. It is suicidal for any underdeveloped state to reject languages and calendar of the developed nations in a world so dependent on ever evolving technology whose flow […]

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Muslim-Dalit Political Party Launched in Mumbai

| June 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

A group of Muslims in Maharashtra have floated a new political party- Awami Vikas Party (AVP). Formally launched recently, the party is being presented as a “formidable” Muslim-Dalit alliance and an alternative to the Sena-BJP-MNS, Congress- NCP and SP. Former Assistant Commissioner of Police, Shamsher Khan Pathan, heads the party. “We shall strive to unite the Muslims and Dalits and help them fight for their rights. Often, these two […]

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Directory of Konkani Muslims Released

| June 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

A directory with insights into the socio-political history and geographical environment of Konkani Muslims and their contribution, was recently launched in Mumbai. Dr A.R Undre launched the first Konkan directory whose primary objective has been to document and preserve the contributions made by Konkani Muslims to different fields like science, technology, medicine, shipping, politics, social work, education, literature, art and culture. “We faced a lot of skepticism before the first directory could […]

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