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Archive for April, 2017

Partition Museum in a Hamlet

Partition Museum in a Hamlet

| April 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

A Punjab village has its own Partition museum — a monument of harmony. Sunni is a small village spread over 91 hectares in the sub-mountainous Kandi area in Hoshiarpur district and has a population of less than a thousand. Like all other villages and towns of Punjab, it too was witness to the tragedies of […]

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Muslim US Marine on a Mission of Harmony

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A Muslim man in the USA is on a mission to counter misconceptions about Islam. His approach is simple – travelling the country, challenging strangers to ask him anything. Mansoor Shams, who is also a former US Marine, currently resides in Maryland. He is travelling across the country, standing on street corners in cities and […]

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Syrian Refugees get a Warm Welcome in Scotland

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For newly arrived Syrians in Scotland, Munir Emkideh is a man to know. He knows how to get things done. Whether delivering free furniture or filling out forms, the 52-year-old is always on call to help the refugees settle into their new homes. In the last three years, he has become renowned for setting up […]

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Books Not Bombs Campaign

Books Not Bombs Campaign

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A group of Muslim women students at colleges across the United States are part of the Books Not Bombs campaign, an initiative organized by The Syria Consortium to help Syrian refugees access education. The campaign launched last year, Books Not Bombs organizers — who are primarily Muslim women — have been ramping up their efforts. […]

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Kenyan Bus Ambush Episode Made into Documentary

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A bus attack in northern Kenya during which Muslims shielded Christians from al-Shabab militants is the subject of a fictional film adaptation that focuses on religious integration and coexistence. “Watu Wote,” Swahili for “All of Us,” is based on the militant ambush of a Mandera bus in December 2015. Gunmen sprayed the bus with bullets, […]

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Canada Passes Motion Against Islamophobia

Canada Passes Motion Against Islamophobia

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Canadian politicians have passed a motion that condemns Islamophobia and requests that the government recognise the need to “quell the public climate of fear and hate”. The non-binding motion, which condemns “Islamophobia and all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination”, was passed recently among a divided parliament. The study should look at how to […]

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British Muslims Raise Over £12,000 for Westminster Attack Victims

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A Muslim-led campaign has raised over £12,000 in less than 24 hours for the families of the victims of the terrorist attack that took place in Westminster on 22nd March. The fundraiser was launched by Muddassar Ahmed, a businessman who was trapped in a Westminster building during the attack. “I felt frightened, terrorised and upset, […]

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Donate Wedding Clothes and Help the Poor

| April 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Mangaluru: The Zawaj Charitable Trust, an organization of Muslim youngsters has started a novel campaign of collecting wedding clothesfrom recently married couples to help the poor. It is quite common for couples to store away wedding clothes and not use them after a few months or a year. Considering this, the trust decided to place […]

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Care for Some Water from the Earth

Care for Some Water from the Earth

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By Shailaja Tripathi Earthen water bottles made by potters in Uttar Pradesh are slowly replacing plastic bottles in Bengaluru, all thanks to Abhishek Saran A lot of us grew up drinking water from earthen pots. A sip from these pots was infinitely refreshing. Not to forget how amazing the water tasted. Then we switched to […]

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Mamoon Akhtar – A Tireless Crusader for Quality Education

Mamoon Akhtar – A Tireless Crusader for Quality Education

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This Kolkata man has devoted his youth to set up three schools to provide English medium education to children from slums. He continues to think of new projects to improve quality of life with unflagging zeal. By Maqbool Ahmed Siraj It was a personal loss for Kolkata’s Mamoon Akhtar that rekindled a pining for offering […]

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