World News

Indonesians spend most on cigarettes, after Rice

Anti-tobacco advocates in Indonesia plan to file a class action lawsuit this month using cases of child addicts in the hope of forcing tougher regulations on a society where one in three people smokes. The suit against tobacco companies and the Indonesian government argues that feeble regulation has left children dangerously exposed to the risks of smoking. Indonesia is something of a paradise for both smokers [...]

Princess Tower enters Guinness Records

Princess Tower enters Guinness Records

The 107-storey-tall Princess Tower in Dubai has been recognised by Guinness World Records as the world’s tallest residential building. Measuring 414 metres from base to tip, the tower comprises six basement floors, a ground floor and 100 above-ground residential levels. The tower occupies an area of 37,410 square feet and houses 763 luxury apartments. Dubai already has a Guinness Record in its name for the tallest building in the [...]

Women join Saudi Security Forces

Women join Saudi Security Forces

Thirty women were recruited as privates at the Passport Department’s offices at border crossings like King Fahd Causeway and Salwa border point in the east of the Saudi Kingdom. A recent study of Naif University for Security Sciences’ Studies and Research Center showed that Saudi women have been embarking on security work as volunteers. The study “Women Police in Arab Countries” indicated a real potential for an effective [...]

Editorial

These are not simple Goof-ups

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) acquitted Aijaz Ahmed Mirza, junior research assistant at DRDO in Bangalore, of all charges of terrorist or anti-national activities early last month. It took nearly 21 months for this Muslim youth to get the taint off his reputation. He had been arrested with 14 others in August 2012. Two more [...]

A Political Watershed

The BJP’s victory in the just concluded Lok Sabha elections must be seen as a vote for stability. It ends the era of coalition politics which witnessed a motley group of regional parties polarizing around a major national party to rule at the Centre since 1989. The 2014 election signals an extraordinary paradigm shift in [...]

Not a Time for Over-Parenting

Summer vacations may seem fun time for kids, as it’s a break for them away from boring books and routine school work. But many ‘new-age’ parents aren’t often as enthusiastic about the holidays as their children are. “How will we now keep the kids engaged for two months?” they fret. This leads to the question: [...]

Community Round up

NDA Govt to set up Equal Opportunity Commission

New Delhi: Union Minority Affairs Minister, Dr. Najma Heptulla has stated that the Centre is considering the formation of Equal Opportunities Commission on the lines of Britain. Sharing the government’s minority welfare schemes with the British High Commissioner, James Bevan, Dr Heptulla said her ministry wants to constitute the EOC as soon as possible. “By [...]

AMU gets UGC Grant for Vocational Training Course

Aligarh: The UGC has sanctioned Rs.185 lakh to the Aligarh Muslim University to start a bachelor’s degree course in vocational training. The University Grants Commission also sanctioned Rs.81 lakhs for an advanced diploma in computerised shoe designing. The first “Shoe Fashion Studio” in northern India was established at the AMU Polytechnic, which facilitates latest technology [...]

Annual Hajj Conference

Annual Hajj Conference

External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj has stated that the government is planning to build a residential complex in Makkah and Madina as a long-term solution for accommodation problem of Indian pilgrims. By Abdul Bari Masoud New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has stated that the government is planning to build a residential complex in [...]

Globe Affairs

Pak Balls Reign Over FIFA Grounds

Pak Balls Reign Over FIFA Grounds

Pak is 159 on world football playing nations ranking. Pakistan is no footballer’s paradise. The country ranks 159 on the World Soccer Playing Nations’ ranking. Going by this, it is not likely to be a participant among the FIFA nations competing for the world title even in the distant future. Yet it is the footballs [...]

Saving the Newborns

Saving the Newborns

One million babies do not survive their first day of birth. Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and Pakistan, Nigeria, B’Desh, Afghanistan record high incidence of deaths of newborns. One million babies did not survive their first – and only – day of life in 2012 across the world. Going by this the day of birth is [...]

Why Do People Always Look At Their Smart Phones?

Why Do People Always Look At Their Smart Phones?

By Ken Jorgustin People drift into their own little world and zone-out when they are engaged with their smart-phone — completely ignoring what is going on around them. Absorbed device users are oblivious to danger. In fact, it can even kill you, like it did to this young man. Security video footage from a crowded [...]

Religion

Azaan – A Sublime Musical Experience

From the Azaan, flows wisdom which waters spiritually parched souls. It was the month of Ramadan and when the the Azaan came  through, I felt like I was in a fairy land. By Indira Satyanarayan During the fasting month of Ramadan, my friend Zaheer Memon ( NCP National secretary- Advocate Majid Memon’s son) gave me the  book, ‘’Muhammad- A Biography of the [...]

Muslims Boycotting Each Other

Q: These days, Muslims look down upon each other. Each considers the other as inferior and many groups go to the extent of denouncing  each other. Then what is all this talk of Brotherhood? Is it all only in books? Please explain. “Do not hate each other and do not envy one another, and do not turn your back on each [...]

Facing the Day of Decision

We have not created the heavens and the earth and all that is between them in mere idle  play. We created them all for nothing other than a true purpose, but most of them do not understand. The Day of Decision is the time appointed for all of them. It is a day when no friend shall [...]

Special Report

Lowest GER among Muslim Women

International Conference on Higher Education “King Abdul Aziz, founder of Saudi Kingdom admitted to marrying 200 women. Women in Saudi Arabia are denied equal rights. They need a wali (guardian) all the time and for certain businesses”: Saudi Scholar Pooneh Alamir. By Dr. Malika Mistry Pune: Recently an International Conference on “Social Inequalities in Higher Education [...]

Priorities for Modi Government

The biggest challenge facing Modi is as to how to act in a manner so as to avoid divisive conflict in the society – this is dependent on how he acts towards the Minorities, especially the Muslims. By Rajindar Sachar The Public disgust with Congress (UPA) government of the last decade has seen it being [...]

Mandate-2014 – Key Contests, Candidates & Constituencies

Elections are festivals of democracy. India has been under the throes of Lok Sabha election for the last one month beginning from April 7. Islamic Voice brings to its readers profile of contests and contestants in some high-profile constituencies across the country. By no means it is a complete list of all the key contests. [...]

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Learning From Each Other in the Spiritual Search

Learning From Each Other in the Spiritual Search

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Beyond Names and Forms: Truth, goodness and sanctity are not monopolies of one religion. The aim of every religion is to promote goodness among individuals and in the society. By Rev. M.M. Abraham At the 1893 session of the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago, Swami Vivekananda remarked: “If the World Parliament of Religions has [...]

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