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Archive for October, 2012

9th International Calligraphy Contest

9th International Calligraphy Contest

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The OIC Research Centre for Islamic History Arts and Culture (IRCICA) here will organise the 9th international C a l l i g r a p h y Competition in the name of Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, the current secretary general of the OIC and former head of IRCICA. The deadline for registration is October 30, 2012. […]

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Saudi loses Al-Rajhi

Saudi loses Al-Rajhi

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Muhammad Al- Rajhi, a prominent Saudi b u s i n e s s m a n passed away last fortnight. Al-Rajhi was a member of the Al-Rajhi Bank’s board of directors and one of the bank’s founders. He established Al- Rajhi Bank, one of the biggest commercial banks in Saudi Arabia with his brothers […]

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Institute for Training Imams

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A dedicated training institute for imams will be opened in Strasbourg as part of an agreement between France and Turkey. From January 2013, the “Free Faculty of Islamic Theology” will offer training courses for 30 French students, including women. The project, the first of its kind in France, is being completely financed by Turkey and […]

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Kuveyt Turk Opens First Islamic Bank in Germany

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Istanbul-based Turkish financial institute, Kuveyt Turk investment fund plans to open the first Islamic bank of its kind in Germany in October 2012, amidst hopes of overcoming the bad effects of the ongoing euro crisis and get a share of the successful Islamic banking pie. “The idea of an Islamic bank is that it adheres […]

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Hamburg Recognises Three Muslim Holidays

Hamburg Recognises Three Muslim Holidays

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The German state of Hamburg has agreed to implement and recognize religious-related holidays, including school holidays, religious education and burial rituals after three years of negotiations with Muslim groups. Unlike Christians churches, Muslim mosques and associations are not recognized as corporations by public law. However, the State of Hamburg Germany has stated it will guarantee […]

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First Muslim Minister in Norway

First Muslim Minister in Norway

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Hadia Tajik, a woman Muslim Holidays of Pakistani origin has been appointed the first Muslim Minister in Norway. She will look after the culture portfolio. With no precedent in Norwegian history, Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg appointed Hadia Tajik, a 29-year-old Muslim woman, as minister of culture, making Tajik the youngest minister in the Norwegian Cabinet […]

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With Seeds of Success Sunny Days are here Again

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Making best use of her education and excellent networking skills, Nasreen Sattar’s Seeds of Success, an organization which combines philanthropy with grassroots activism is reaching out to help people, irrespective of religion, caste, creed and gender. Her example needs to be emulated by the community today. How many of us make good, productive use of […]

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Centre for Quranic Studies at AMU

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Professor K. A. Nizami Centre for Quranic Studies will be inaugurated at the Aligarh Muslim University by vice-president, Hamid Ansari. The Centre for Quranic Studies has been named after late Prof. Khaliq Ahmad Nizami (1925- 1997), who was associated with AMU for nearly half a century. He was a prolific scholar who wrote over 50 […]

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Beary Forum Distributes Scholarships

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The Dubai Bearys Cultural Forum distributed scholarships to the tune of Rs. 15 lakh among 450 students here at a function held in the St. Aloyssius PU College auditorium in the last week of August. Speaking at the occasion, Dr. K. B. Yusuf, president of the Forum said the  organization had been giving away scholarships for […]

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World Beary Meet

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The ‘Vishwa Beary Sammelana’ will be organized next year and leaders of the community  across the world will take part,”said Karnataka Beary Sahithya Academy president Rahim Ucchil here at a press meet here on September 3. The event is scheduled to be held in Shimoga and a preparatory meet will be organized in this regard […]

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