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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 [...]


Mounting Intolerance

Killing of Pune techie Mohsin Sadiq Shaikh, force-feeding of canteen supervisor Zubair Rashid leading to invalidation of the Ramazan fast and tirade against India’s tennis star Sania Mirza are a series of events that highlight entrenched element of hate and intolerance that a civilized society has no place. They are disgraceful to say the least [...]

A Welcome Ruling

It is gratifying to note that the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Darul Qaza and Shariat Courts has been widely welcomed by quarters within the Muslims community. Courts carry out the sacred duty of administering justice under a democratic polity and this space should not be allowed to be appropriated by anyone, let alone partisan [...]

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 [...]

Community Round up

Govt. Initiating Action

Equal Opportunity Commission By Abdul Bari Masoud New Delhi: The government has assured the Parliament that it has initiated process for setting up Equal Opportunity Commission for notified minorities. This was stated by Minister of Minority Affairs Dr. Najma A. Heptulla, in a written reply to a Rajya Sabha question on July 22. She told [...]

“Muslims give more to charity in Britain”: Evans

British High Commission hosts Iftaar By Abdul Bari Masoud New Delhi: Muslims give more to charity than any other faith group in Britain. This was stated by British Deputy High Commissioner Julian Evans while hosting an Iftaar here on Thursday. Lauding the contribution of Islam to the British society, he said Ramadan is about more [...]

Indore Law Student compiling Quran in Arabic Braille

Indore Law Student compiling Quran in Arabic Braille

Indore: Rabiya Khan, a visually challenged law student, who wanted to make it possible for all visually impaired people in India to be able to read the Quran, has compiled 10 paragraphs of the holy book in Arabic Braille after tireless efforts of four years. The compilation she has created was distributed at the RNT [...]

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 [...]


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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UAE enters Space Race with first Arab Spaceship to Mars

| August 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Abu Dhabi: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has entered the space race with a project to send an unmanned probe to Mars by 2021 in the Arab world’s first mission to another planet. A new UAE Space Agency will be created to coordinate the UAE’s growing space technology sector and to supervise the mission. The [...]

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