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Archive for September, 2014

An Interfaith Vacation!

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Sharing a meal together, itself is a beautiful way for people of diverse faith backgrounds to be able to bond together. By Roshan Shah The centre where I work—an institute for interfaith understanding—organizes a special interfaith get-together three times a year: on the Eid that follows the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, on the Hindu […]

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Course on Islam and Interfaith Relations in Hyderabad

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A one-week course on Islam and Interfaith Relations is being organised between 28th September, 2014 and 5th October, 2014 in Hyderabad by the Hyderabad-based Henry Martyn Institute. The course is open to everyone, irrespective of religion. If you are selected for the course, the Henry Martyn Institute will cover your boarding and lodging expenses during […]

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Turkish Scholar  Fethullah Gülen rebukes ISIL for Atrocities

Turkish Scholar Fethullah Gülen rebukes ISIL for Atrocities

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Turkish scholar Fethullah Gülen has strongly condemned the campaign of violence undertaken by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), sending his condolences to its victims as well, including a slain American journalist. In a statement released by the Alliance for Shared Values, an umbrella body of institutions linked to the Gülen movement, […]

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Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue Slams Islamic Caliphate

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Vatican City: The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue deplores in no uncertain terms the acts of violence by the militants of the Islamic caliphate in the Middle East, especially in Iraq and Syria. The Vatican body calls on the members of all religions and on the international community to join in the condemnation. It also […]

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A German Pastor’s Impressions on Ramadan

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It’s one thing to sing the praises of one’s ‘own’ religion, many of us habitually do that, but it’s quite another for someone from one faith tradition to speak about the goodness that he or she discovers in another faith and its followers, as the German family did that evening. By Das K. It was […]

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Jamia launches skill development programme

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New Delhi: The Outreach Programme of Jamia Millia Islamia in collaboration with Dr. Zakir Husain Memorial Welfare Society and Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC) launched an all-women training programme aimed at developing skills of women aged between 18-35 years in Jamia Nagar. This training programme, which is Jamia’s one of the major outreach projects,   will […]

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“My plea to the people of Israel: Liberate yourselves by liberating Palestine”

“My plea to the people of Israel: Liberate yourselves by liberating Palestine”

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

By Archbishop Desmond Tutu The past weeks have witnessed unprecedented action by members of civil society across the world against the injustice of Israel’s disproportionately brutal response to the firing of missiles from Palestine. If you add together all the people who gathered over the past month to demand justice in Israel and Palestine – […]

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Mr. S. S. M. Sadaqathullah was presented the Media Guild Award

Mr. S. S. M. Sadaqathullah was presented the Media Guild Award

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Mr. S. S. M. Sadaqathullah of Kayalapattinam was presented the Media Guild Award by Chennai Metro, an evening daily on August 11 for exemplary work in the field of blood donation at a function held in Chennai by Tamil Nadu Governor K. Rosaiah. Mr. Sadaqathullah who bears the rare blood group A1B has donated blood […]

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Muslim Girls in Jharkhand Shatter Sanskrit Stereotypes

Muslim Girls in Jharkhand Shatter Sanskrit Stereotypes

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(Jharkhand): It’s a language traditionally associated with sacred Hindu texts. But about 100 Muslim girls in two Jharkhand schools have shattered the stereotype about Sanskrit, choosing the classical language over Urdu and Persian, saying it is much easier to learn and score good marks in. Dozens of these girls in customary headscarves chanting Sanskrit hymns […]

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How the Prophet (Pbuh) Treated His Help

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What does Islam say about the rights of domestic workers? Muslims are given explicit instructions on how to treat servants, workers, and the help. By Amal Al-Sibai We have all heard stories of housemaids working without rest until after midnight and rising early with the sun, or those working for months on end without pay; […]

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