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Archive for August, 2014

“Muslims give more to charity in Britain”: Evans

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British High Commission hosts Iftaar By Abdul Bari Masoud New Delhi: Muslims give more to charity than any other faith group in Britain. This was stated by British Deputy High Commissioner Julian Evans while hosting an Iftaar here on Thursday. Lauding the contribution of Islam to the British society, he said Ramadan is about more […]

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Indore Law Student compiling Quran in Arabic Braille

Indore Law Student compiling Quran in Arabic Braille

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Indore: Rabiya Khan, a visually challenged law student, who wanted to make it possible for all visually impaired people in India to be able to read the Quran, has compiled 10 paragraphs of the holy book in Arabic Braille after tireless efforts of four years. The compilation she has created was distributed at the RNT […]

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HBS’ Frontier Heart & Lung Center Inaugurated

HBS’ Frontier Heart & Lung Center Inaugurated

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Bangalore: The HBS Hospital started by the Shama Charitable Trust in 2012, has added another feather in its cap through its association with the HBS Frontier Heart & Lung Center. The Frontier Unit is the brainchild of Dr. Tanveer Ahmed Khan, Dr. Fiyaz Chowdhry and Dr. Mohammed Rehan Sayeed. The trio are trained cardiothoracic surgeons […]

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Couple Imparts Hi-Tech Schooling to Muslim Girls in Jharkhand

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Ranchi: Naseem Anwar Nadvi and Tabassum Fatima, the husband and wife couple in the remote Itki village, about 30 kms from Ranchi, educate young Muslim girls to be self-dependent by imparting knowledge on hi-tech know-how. On one hand, while the usual restrictions are imposed by fundamentalists on Muslim women, particularly in the field of education, […]

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“SC Ruling on Darul Qaza Needs Wider Publicity”

“SC Ruling on Darul Qaza Needs Wider Publicity”

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Lawyers Say By Abdul Bari Masoud New Delhi: Hailing the recent ruling of the Supreme Court on Darul Qaza and Fatwa, prominent Muslim lawyers and intellectuals said that it has been largely misreported by a large section of Indian media giving wrong impression about the judgment. At a symposium here, they unanimously opined that the […]

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Interfaith Leaders Launch Day long Fast for Peace

Interfaith Leaders Launch Day long Fast for Peace

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While violence escalates in Israel and Gaza, a movement is taking hold that unites Jews, Muslims and others in a campaign for peace. On July 15, a daylong fast was organized as part of a public effort to show unity in the fight against war and violence in the region. Using the Twitter hashtag #HungryforPeace, […]

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Pew Research Centre Survey on American Feelings Towards Religious Groups

Pew Research Centre Survey on American Feelings Towards Religious Groups

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Jews, Catholics & Evangelicals Rated Warmly, Atheists and Muslims More Coldly. Jews, Catholics and evangelical Christians are viewed warmly by the American public. These are some of the key findings from a Pew Research Center survey conducted recently and released last month, among 3,217 adults who are part of Pew Research’s new American Trends Panel, […]

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The Coming of Eid-ul-Fitr

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The pursuit of justice is a good deed in Islam, appropriate for Ramadan and Eid ul-Fitr alike. Justice has so far been mocked in the MH17 case. Muslims everywhere should join the appeal for a thorough investigation and punishment of the perpetrators. By Stephen Schwartz The final day of the Islamic fasting and prayer month […]

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Mounting Intolerance

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Killing of Pune techie Mohsin Sadiq Shaikh, force-feeding of canteen supervisor Zubair Rashid leading to invalidation of the Ramazan fast and tirade against India’s tennis star Sania Mirza are a series of events that highlight entrenched element of hate and intolerance that a civilized society has no place. They are disgraceful to say the least […]

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A Welcome Ruling

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It is gratifying to note that the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Darul Qaza and Shariat Courts has been widely welcomed by quarters within the Muslims community. Courts carry out the sacred duty of administering justice under a democratic polity and this space should not be allowed to be appropriated by anyone, let alone partisan […]

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