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Archive for February, 2014

AAP and Muslims

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There is a discussion going on in the Muslim circles about why Muslims should support AAP (Aam Aadmi Party). Muslims are standing at the cross roads thinking, what role they can play in the forthcoming elections of 2014. On one hand, there is a Congress party and on the other hand, there is a fear […]

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Art Out of Junk Metal

Art Out of Junk Metal

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Artist Ilyas Ahmed welds the pieces of junk material into fascinating object of arts. By Maqbool Ahmed Siraj Nothing really goes waste for Bangalore’s Ilyas Ahmed who would like to term his work of art ‘Scraptures’ i.e., sculptures out of metal scrap. A welder by training, Ilyas has pursued with passion the art of fashioning […]

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Behind the Legislative Deprivation

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Muslim representation in the Lok Sabha and legislatures across the states in India is coming down election after elections. While some sections of Muslims have been pleading for reservation for the community in legislatures, a more worrying aspect has skipped the attention of the community i.e., seats and segments with Muslim preponderance being reserved for […]

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ASI Team to Inspect the Stone Bowl

ASI Team to Inspect the Stone Bowl

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Bowl with Arabic inscriptions is being claimed as begging bowl of Buddha. New Delhi: A team of epigraphist led Dr. G. S. Khwaja, Director of Arabic and Persian Epigraphy and Numismatics will visit National Museum of Kabul to examine if the ‘Begging Bowl of Buddha’ kept there is indeed begging bowl of Buddha. The team […]

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Animals in Cage

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Q: Is it permissible to keep a bird in a cage at home? Is it right to deny freedom to such a creature of God? A: What is not permissible in Islam is to be cruel to any animal, unless it represents danger to human life, health, etc. When an animal is kept as pet, […]

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Living With ‘Western Values’

Living With ‘Western Values’

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Instead of building yet another mosque in Paris, why not spend the money on educating young Muslims on how to write a good CV and get a job? By Idris Tawfiq There are many who believe that the values of Islam and the values of the West are incompatible. There are even some who suggest […]

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The Exam of Life

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If someone, out of genuine concern, reminds us that life is an exam that will determine our prospects in the eternal world to come in the life after death—how quickly we want to shut him down! We tell him to stop being ‘morose and boring and a fun-spoiler’, By Suresh Shah At last, the day […]

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Inventions 1001 brings ‘Muslim Golden Ages’ to Jeddah

Inventions 1001 brings ‘Muslim Golden Ages’ to Jeddah

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Jeddah: While Europe was grappling through the “Dark Ages,” the Muslims were thriving and experiencing what was for them, “the Golden Ages.” They made groundbreaking discoveries and inventions in areas of astronomy, mathematics, medicine, mechanics, and more; they greatly influenced the lives of people and served as a foundation for educating generations for years to […]

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Bare Necessities or a Comfortable Life

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Q: I think that instead of leading a simple life, we waste much money on appearances, comforts and luxuries. Is that acceptable? When a small family can lead a simple and comfortable life in small house, why should that family try to live in a villa? A: When God created man and placed him on […]

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“Islamophobia can be Countered with Positive Message of Islam”

“Islamophobia can be Countered with Positive Message of Islam”

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Interview with Syed Hamid Mohsin By A Staff Writer Salaam Centre was set up by Syed Hamid Mohsin in 2008 in Bangalore. It aimed at taking the message of Islam in plain words to non-Muslims and remove their misgivings. It launched the “Quran for All” campaign soon after it was set up. The campaign was […]

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