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Archive for November, 2017

New Hajj Policy – Affordable Pilgrimage without Subsidy

New Hajj Policy – Affordable Pilgrimage without Subsidy

| November 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Though the pilgrimage is performed only during 5-6 designated days, the operations are large enough to demand the managerial exercise to span over the whole year. By Maqbool Ahmed Siraj The Haj pilgrimage is the most complex organizational task undertaken by the Government of India beyond its borders. A little over 170,000 persons from India […]

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Door-to-Door Campaign by Egyptian Women

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Cairo: Muslim female preachers and Christian nuns recently attended an awareness course at Egypt’s Assiut University. This came as part of the training they have been receiving in the Door to Door campaign, led by Egypt’s National Council for Women, in cooperation with the Ministry of Religious Endowments and the Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Church to promote Egyptian women’s issues. […]

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World Sufi Centre to be Set Up in Malaysia

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Kuala Lumpur: A World Sufi Centre is planned to be established in Kuala Lumpur for conducting studies and collecting inputs on Sufi practices, Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said recently. He said that for a start, a philanthropist had agreed to donate US$1 million for the purpose. He said that it was hoped […]

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Alliance for Peace and Justice

Alliance for Peace and Justice

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‘Country is being Pushed under Corporate Fascism’ Moulana Sajjad Noamani and Justice Kolse Patil warn against lengthening shadows of authoritarianism and fascism. By A Staff Writer Bengaluru: MaulanaKhaleel Sajjad Noamani, Convener of the Alliance for Justice and Peace, has called for cooperation among all sections who are opposed to the ‘Corporate Fascism’ in the country. […]

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A Dargah with a Difference

A Dargah with a Difference

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A visionary Sajjadanashin is revolutionizing the functioning of Khaja Bandanawaz Dargah in Kalburgi. Besides the umpteen educational institutions that he runs, he has lent a modern touch to the entire infrastructure and management within a short span of time. By Maqbool Ahmed Siraj Dargahs are centres of devotion. They exercise immense pull over the devotees, […]

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Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to  Anti-Nuclear Weapons Campaigners

Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Anti-Nuclear Weapons Campaigners

| November 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

The 2017 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). The Norwegian Nobel Committee said ICAN was receiving the award for its “work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of […]

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Detoxifying the Heart! Connecting to Reality!

Detoxifying the Heart! Connecting to Reality!

| November 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Sirri Saqti Foundation hosted the Discover Yourself workshop in Kolkata on the 20, 21 & 22 October, 2017. Around 125 men and women participated in the workshop. We present the experiences shared by some of the participants.   After attending this workshop, I have found answers to all my questions. It helped me to […]

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Red Cross Urges Western Countries to Help Stop Saudi War on Yemen

| November 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has called on Western and regional countries to use their influence towards ending the Saudi war on Yemen. “Definitely we would hope that Western countries understand the deep crisis, the risk of this enormous crisis for international stability, for the stability of the region,” said ICRC President […]

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Did you know? – Trees – Nature’s Most Wonderful Gift

Did you know? – Trees – Nature’s Most Wonderful Gift

| November 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Osage orange firewood, also known as hedge, horse apple or bodark, is one of the best firewood types available. This oddly shaped tree does not grow very tall (roughly 26-49 feet), but its wood is extremely dense making it a great firewood choice. Historically found in the Red River Valley of Oklahoma, Arkansas and Texas, […]

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Palestinian Teenager Wins Arab Reading Challenge

Palestinian Teenager Wins Arab Reading Challenge

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Afaf Raed has won the overall award in the challenge to read 50 Arabic books a year. A Palestinian girl has won this year’s Arab Reading Challenge ahead of a record 7.4 million participants across the Arab world and with it a prize of US$150,000. Afaf Raed, 17, has won the overall award in the […]

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