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Archive for December, 2017

Understanding Islam: Beyond Dogmatism

Understanding Islam: Beyond Dogmatism

| December 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

In his new book, Helminksi writes ‘…if we recall the example and the teaching of Prophet Muhammad, we will, I think, conclude that Islam was originally holistic.’ Holistic Islam: Sufism, Transformation, & the Challenge of Our Time By Kabir Helminski Published by White Cloud Press, Ashland, Oregon, USA Pages: 140 Year: 2017 Reviewed by Roshan […]

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Cattle Related Terms  (مویشیوں سے متعلق اصطلاحات)

Cattle Related Terms (مویشیوں سے متعلق اصطلاحات)

| December 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Bovine: Members of the biological subfamily Bovinae. This diverse group features about 24 species of medium-sized to large animals with hoofs such as domestic cattle. Other members include bison, water buffalo and yak. (گائے، بھینس، یاک وغیرہ) Forage: Cow feed that is high in fibre and low in digestible nutrients. Examples include whole plants of corn, small […]

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Something Beautiful for Dada!

Something Beautiful for Dada!

| December 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

The day Reha got to her grandfather’s place she noticed that he wasn’t quite his usual self. By Roshan Shah Reha was really excited—as she always was at that time of the year. She was going to her grandfather’s for the winter holidays. She just loved being with her Dada. He was so full of […]

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How Little Sona Helped a Moth Fly to Freedom!

How Little Sona Helped a Moth Fly to Freedom!

| December 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Those who are kind and considerate to God’s creatures, God bestows His kindness and affection on them. Show kindness to the creatures on the earth so that God may be kind to you.” (Hadith of Prophet Muhammad cited in Abu Dawud and Tirmidhi). By Flip & Binkles It was a sunny Sunday morning and Sona was busy […]

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Yemeni Woman Resolves Long Conflict Between Two Tribes

| December 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

A Yemeni activist succeeded in resolving a blood feud between two tribes that lasted 11 years that left more than 60 people dead and 130 injured, including women and children. The feud was ongoing despite the interference of the government, the locals, tribal and social contacts. “This ongoing bloodbath forced me to act even though […]

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London Newspaper Recognises Arab and Muslim ‘Heroes’

London Newspaper Recognises Arab and Muslim ‘Heroes’

| December 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

London’s Evening Standard newspaper included a list of 12 unsung heroes of the UK capital in its Progress 1000 report, with Arab and Muslim citizens making the list. The newspaper looked at events that shook London this year and with a panel of editors, critics and experts in various fields, they selected 12 individuals who […]

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Historic Peace-building Program Launched in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Historic Peace-building Program Launched in Bosnia and Herzegovina

| December 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

The three-year Bosnian War some years ago killed around 100,000 people and displaced a million more. Although ethnic and religious violence tapered off after the peace treaty of 1995-96, deep cultural and religious divides remain. Now, a historic master’s program has been created in Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia & Herzegovina, that primarily focuses on Interreligious […]

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Y. Abdul Rasul

Y. Abdul Rasul

| December 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Abdul Rasul, an IT professional has entered the Guinness Book of Records for the largest collection of 5,915 stamps featuring mosques. Chennai: Y. Abdul Rasul has been collecting stamps since he was 10 years old. He was one of the many philatelists collecting whatever stamps came his way till a meeting with ViswanathaIyer, another philatelist, […]

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A.P. Bapu Haji

A.P. Bapu Haji

| December 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

For Haji, who hails from Adakkakundu village near Kalikavu in Malappuram in Kerala, donating vast areas of his own land is nothing but sharing the grace of God with fellow beings. Malappuram: “There is nothing worth writing about me” says A.P. Bapu Haji, an octogenarian landlord who has been on a land donation spree for years. […]

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Wajahat Hussain Rizvi

| December 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

A Government Employee Committed to Reviving the Legacy of Eminent Urdu Authors Dr Wajahat Hussain Rizvi, currently posted as Deputy Director, Information & Public Relations at Meerut (UP), has done tremendous service in the field of Urdu literature by publishing as many as 22 special editions about eminent Urdu poets and writers who were slowly […]

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