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A Mushaira for Non-Muslims to Recite their Urdu Works

A Mushaira for Non-Muslims to Recite their Urdu Works

| September 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

By  Zeeshan Shaikh Residents of Bhiwandi have taken a step to celebrate India’s composite literary tradition, where Hindu writers have enriched the Urdu language. The “Bazm-E-Yaaraan-E-Adab” (gathering of lovers of literature), a social organisation floated by late Bhiwandi corporator Balkrishna Mukund Mali, is set to hold a mushaira, in which only non-Muslim Urdu writers will […]

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“Had it Not Been for Muslims, We would have Died”: Saints Injured in Utkal Express

“Had it Not Been for Muslims, We would have Died”: Saints Injured in Utkal Express

| September 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

By Ishita Bhatia Meerut: “I remember my head bumping into the seat in front of me, throwing me at least two feet forward. I was in pain and could here screams from all directions. Honestly, if it hadn’t been for Muslims in the area who rushed to the spot and pulled us out of the […]

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Pak Woman Stitches Holy Quran

Pak Woman Stitches Holy Quran

| August 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Zamrud Khan, a Pashtun woman who currently resides in Korangi town Karachi, worked tirelessly to create the first hand-embroidered Quran. The pages of stitched Quran are made of cotton and are beautifully bordered with green silk along with gold coloured embroidery. Each chapter’s (Sipara) outer page is also decorated in the same pattern. Even the […]

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Bangladeshi E-Coolers

| August 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Thousands of Bangladeshis living in tin shacks had a more pleasant summer since last year, thanks to the Eco-Coolers developed by a Dhaka based IT company, Grameen Intel Social Business Limited. The company has developed an ‘Eco-Cooler’ with used plastic bottles. It is very simple. The used plastic bottles are cut into half and their […]

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Entrepreneurship, the TakaFull way

Entrepreneurship, the TakaFull way

| August 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

(Note: It is only a visual representation of the concept) Two young Moroccans, Yassin Kamel and Mohammed Omar Tolai have launched a project under the name TakaFull. This innovation brings together those who have business ideas and those who can fund it or in simple terms, the entrepreneurs and the financiers. Kamel and Tolai launched […]

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Syrian Refugees get a Warm Welcome in Scotland

| April 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

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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Canada Passes Motion Against Islamophobia

Canada Passes Motion Against Islamophobia

| April 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

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

| April 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

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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Care for Some Water from the Earth

Care for Some Water from the Earth

| April 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

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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Pope makes Plea on Behalf of Persecuted Rohingyas in Myanmar

| March 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis, head of the Catholic Church, has made an urgent appeal for prayer on behalf for all suffering due to slavery and exploitation, pointing specifically to the minority Rohingya population of Myanmar, who have undergone violent persecution for years. “I would like pray with you today in a special way for our brother and […]

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