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Archive for August, 2015

Hobbit Houses Carved into Hillside in Turkey

Hobbit Houses Carved into Hillside in Turkey

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The arid plains of central Turkey may seem like a long way from the leafy Shire, but this has not stopped one town from cashing in on the success of the Lord of the Rings films by building its very own Hobbit town. Inspired by JRR Tolkein’s fantasy epic, transformed into a Hollywood blockbuster by […]

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Billboard Campaign in Florida Dispels Misconceptions on Islam

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Jacksonville: Presenting the true message of Islam, a new billboard campaign has been launched in Florida’s most populous city of Jacksonville, to correct misconceptions surrounding the faith and offer reliable answers to those seeking more information about Islam. Launched by the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), the national campaign erected three Islamic billboards bearing […]

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UAE Issues New Law Criminalizing all Forms of Hate Crime

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Abu Dhabi: United Arab Emirates has issued a new law against any form of discrimination on the basis of religion, caste, creed, doctrine, race, colour or ethnic origin following a Decree by President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported last month. The new law, criminalizes any acts that stoke religious […]

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Al-Azhar  Clerics Slam Attacks on Tunisia, Kuwait and France

Al-Azhar Clerics Slam Attacks on Tunisia, Kuwait and France

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Cairo: Muslim clerics condemned three militant attacks in Tunisia, Kuwait and France on Friday that killed dozens of people including holidaymakers last month. Al-Azhar, a leading Sunni Muslim institution based in Egypt, said the “heinous” shooting at a Tunisian coastal resort which killed 28 people, mostly Europeans, was a “violation of all religious and humanitarian […]

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American Photographer Holds Exhibition on Rohingya Muslims

American Photographer Holds Exhibition on Rohingya Muslims

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Istanbul: Using art to raise awareness about the oppressed Rohingya Muslims, an American award-winning photographer Greg Constantine held an exhibition in Istanbul to offer insights into the plight of the Muslim minority in Mynamar. Titled, “Exiled to Nowhere”, the exhibition displays a collection of photos reflecting the suffering of Rohingya Muslims in the Buddhist-majority country. […]

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Notings – Studying Inter-Community Relations

Notings – Studying Inter-Community Relations

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Muslims invariably feel enthused by rising numbers. In the current context, it is quality, rather than quantity that matters most and lends weight to any community. I for one, do not view the rising numbers of Muslims in Europe from a positive angle. By Maqbool Ahmed Siraj If wars are planned, peace too requires planning. […]

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Nepal – A Shock Greater than the Earthquake

Nepal – A Shock Greater than the Earthquake

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Syed Habeeb carried relief for quake-devastated people in Nepal but returned with lessons few mortals could teach him. “Shalaam shab” is one phrase that rings in my ears whenever I think of a Gurkha. Images of the fiercely loyal, wrinkle faced, ever-smiling security man ‘Bahadur’ are difficult to be erased from my childhood memory. Little […]

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Waqfs in Karnataka – NAWADCO to Fund Three Waqf Complexes

Waqfs in Karnataka – NAWADCO to Fund Three Waqf Complexes

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The Karnataka Waqf Board has made major strides in streamlining the management of the waqf estates in Karnataka and plans to boost revenue yielding capacity. By A Staff Writer Bengaluru: The Karnataka Waqf Board will be developing three commercial complexes on waqf land in the city with loans from the newly formed NAWADCO (National Waqf […]

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National Waqf Seminar – ‘Most Illegal Occupants on Waqf Estates are Muslims’

National Waqf Seminar – ‘Most Illegal Occupants on Waqf Estates are Muslims’

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By A Staff Writer Bengaluru: A clarion call to develop waqf properties for the welfare of the community was issued here on July 26 at the conclusion of a two-day National Seminar on Auqaf in India. The seminar jointly convened by Khasim Khan Educational Trust, Bengaluru and the Institute of Objective Studies, Delhi drew participants […]

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Islam and Environment Protection

Islam and Environment Protection

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Islam has attached much importance to the protection of environment asking its followers not to cut trees, pollute rivers or contaminate the atmosphere. By Aftab H. Kola The aim of both the conservation and development of the environment in Islam is for the universal good of all created beings. Ramadan offered a good chance to […]

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