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Message from the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue for Ramadan

Message from the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue for Ramadan

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Christians and Muslims, together to counter violence perpetrated in the name of religion Vatican City: “Christians and Muslims: Together to counter violence perpetrated in the name of religion” is the title of the Message from the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue for Ramadan, which began this year on 18 June. The document, signed by Cardinal […]

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Who Deserves Your Charity?

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Choose institutions that foster self-reliance, and do not encourage parasites. By A Staff Writer Ramadan is the most preferred month for taking out charity and disbursing it among the needy. One should carefully select the purpose, individuals and institutions that deserve our resources to see that it goes into establishing the society on strong foundations. […]

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Unique app for Ramadan

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Udupi: A group of youth in Manipal have launched a unique app – ‘eRamadan’ that will cater to the religious needs during the holy month of Ramadan, informs Daijiworld.com, a news portal of the coastal Karnataka. Mohammed Yunus Tonse, an engineer, is leading the Manipal-based company, Tonse Technologies, which developed and launched the app. Nihal […]

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Muslims Apathy Towards Central Issues

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Quranic teachings with regard to justice, knowledge, intellect and freedom have been totally marginalized by the Muslims while inauthentic Hadith have come to distort the priorities of the ummah. Reproduced below are excerpts from a talk by noted Saudi Islamic scholar and thinker Hassan Al-Maliki in a TV debate. He highlights the distortion that have […]

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Itikaf-A Voluntary Type of Worship

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Allah’s Messenger Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) used to spend the 10 nights during the month of Ramadan in the mosque, devoting all his time to worship. Normally, these 10 nights were the last ten days of the month of Ramadan. This practice is called Itikaf, which means “to stay in the mosque, praying, glorifying God, praising […]

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Ramadan: A Month Long Spiritual Gym

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Before his Prophethood, Muhammad (Pbuh) used to spend the sacred month of Ramadan in solitude, at Cave Hira, escaping the corruption of the mercantile class in Makkah while contemplating Divine Truth. Today, when Muslims observe Ramadan, we echo our Prophet’s solitude, fasting by day and praying at night, yet we do not fully seclude ourselves […]

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The Night of Power

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In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful “We revealed it (the Quran) on the Night of Power. Would that you knew what the Night of Power is like. Better is the Night of Power than a thousand months. On that night, the angels and the Spirit descend by their Lord’s permission, with all […]

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Yoga is Ok, Yoga-Politics is Not

Yoga is Ok, Yoga-Politics is Not

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The Darul Uloom Deoband, has said that for Muslims, yoga is good enough, minus practices like Surya Namaskar and Om chanting. This stands to reason even though yoga’s genesis lies in ancient Hindu milieu. By Mohammad Manzoor Alam On its own, yoga is like any other system of exercise that promotes physical, mental and emotional […]

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Counter Terrorism Curriculum Launched in UK

Counter Terrorism Curriculum Launched in UK

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Noted Islamic scholar, Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has launched a “counter-terrorism” curriculum to combat the message of Islamist extremist groups such as Islamic State (IS), in an effort to stop young people becoming radicalised. By Mohammed Wajihuddin Mumbai: Five years after he grabbed headlines globally with his acclaimed 2010 book “Fatwa on Terrorism and Suicide Bombings”, […]

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‘Arivu’ Scheme – Rs. 10 Cr. for Minority Scholarships

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Bengaluru: The Karnataka Minorities Development Corporation (KMDC) has released a Rs. 10 crore cheque towards the payment of the CET admission fee to the students of the minority communities. The cheque was presented by Mr. Qamarul Islam, Ministry for Minorities Development and Municipal Administration to Karnataka Examination Authority on June 10. The amount is an […]

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