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Muslims Win Case Against New York Police Surveillance

| June 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

The New York Police Department has agreed not to conduct surveillance based on religion or ethnicity and to listen to Muslims as it develops new training materials as part of a deal to settle claims, that it illegally spied on Muslims for years after the September 11 attacks. “We won this case, make no mistake […]

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Germany’s Arabic Children’s Literature Festival

| June 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Arabic Childrens Literature Festival held recently in Munich presented a selection of recommended children’s books in Arabic. When little Karim lies in bed at night he sees strange shapes in the dark, damp stains on the ceiling. Characters that take him along on adventures in another world. But one evening, the shapes have gone […]

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UNHCR Launches Global Zakat Platform to Help Syrian Refugees

UNHCR Launches Global Zakat Platform to Help Syrian Refugees

| June 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Abu Dhabi: With an aim to financially aid 60,000 Syrian refugee families living in Jordan and Lebanon, the UNHCR—the UN Refugee Agency—in partnership with Tabah Foundation recently announced the launching of its global zakat platform, with the donated money going straight to the families in need. Leading Islamic scholars and institutions have lent their backing […]

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Archbishop of Canterbury Honours Muslim Imam

| June 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, principal leader of the Church of England and the symbolic head of the worldwide Christian Anglican Communion, has honoured a Muslim imam for his bravery during the Finsbury Park mosque attack. The Archbishop recognised Imam Mohammed Mahmoud for his “courageous and selfless intervention” to prevent violence against a driver who had run […]

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Arabian Peninsula’s Monumental Church 

Arabian Peninsula’s Monumental Church 

| June 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Sharjah: In a country dotted with majestic mosques, the Russian Orthodox Church in Sharjah is truly a sight to behold for visitors and residents alike. Since opening its doors in August 2011, the St Philip the Apostle Orthodox Church in Sharjah emirate of the UAE has become a pillar of support for the Russian expatriate community […]

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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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