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Archive for January, 2013

Corruption Perception Index – India Improves its Rating

Corruption Perception Index – India Improves its Rating

| January 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Pak, Saudi Arabia, Russia further slid on the ratings. There is some good news on corruption front for us, Indians. India is placed at 90th place among the 176 countries ranked in 2012 Corruption Perception Index by Berlin based Transparency International. Last year we were placed on 95th place. Pakistan has slid from 134 to […]

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Cairo: Beyond the Pyramids

Cairo: Beyond the Pyramids

| January 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Cairo’s Old City dates back to the seventh century C.E., when Islam entered the region. It is an archaeologist’s treasure-trove and an anthropologist’s delight-cum-nightmare. By Yoginder Sikand Cairo, many people who haven’t been there, imagine, is simply where the pyramids of Giza and the enormous Sphinx are. But there’s much more to the city than […]

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Connected to the World – But Disconnected Within!

| January 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Allow your heart to connect to people. Give technology some much-needed rest at times. Your heart will not let you down, technology will! By Nigar Ataulla A few days ago, waiting at the railway station to receive a friend, I watched people around me, Most of them were talking, but not to each other face-to-face, […]

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Workshop of Muslim NGOs

| January 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

New Delhi: Movement for Empowerment of Muslim Indians (MOEMIN) will hold the third National Workshop of Muslims NGOs on January 18-20, 2013 at India Islamic Cultural Centre. The workshop will discuss policy priorities, access to Credit, Millennium Development Goals, Health for All: inclusion of Muslims, Access to Information, Women Empowerment and child Development, rural development, […]

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Beware of Your Attitude

Beware of Your Attitude

| January 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

A beneficial attitude is inclusive as it seeks to benefit you and others. An injurious attitude, on the other hand, intends to cause injury to you and others. By Aqeel A. Ansari We all want success, no one likes failure. Your attitude defines how you view life, which in turn defines how you view success […]

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The Purpose of Life

| January 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Each one of us has to invent or discover our own life’s purpose. But many are conditioned by their parents, peers and teachers into simply drifting through life without a higher purpose, most being readily seduced by the inane logic that the purpose of life is just, as they say, ‘making it big’. By A […]

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Islam’s Perspective on Committing Suicide

Islam’s Perspective on Committing Suicide

| January 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Q. It is said that suicide is forbidden in Islam and that the person who commits suicide is destined to go to hell. Suppose a person is suffering from a severe case of depression, or some other mental disease and such a person commits suicide, will he also go to hell? A. One thing which […]

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Responsibility for Past Sins

| January 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Q. A marriage was hurriedly arranged when it was realized that the woman involved got pregnant. Could I ask if the marriage is valid. The husband sends money home to support his wife and children, but he always feels ashamed because of what happened before his marriage. He also feels that his worship might not […]

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Does the Qur’an Preach Violence?

| January 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Q. I have been told that Islam is not a peaceful religion and that the Qur’an is a book filled with ranting and ravings from Muhammad (peace be upon him). So are there any verses in the Qur’an that would tell me that people of Islam do not want war and death? A. Thank you […]

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How to Treat the Prophet’s (Pbuh) Advice

| January 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Prophet has always indicated that Islam is an easy religion, with instructions to its followers that are easy to follow. He wanted to make it absolutely clear that a middle course is the best course and that his example must be followed by all Muslims. Commentary by Adil Salahi We have always tried to […]

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