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Interview: Babar Ashraf, Chairman, Madrassa Reformation Committee The Union Government has set up a committee to suggest reforms in Madrasa curriculum, management, pedagogy, etc. India has the largest network of madrasas. Although no statistics are available, the Human Resource Development Ministry under late Minister Arjun Singh in mid-1990s had made a rough survey and came […]

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The rise of xenophobia across the world creates challenges that focus our attention, and the data leaves us with no doubts, that this is happening. By Andy Hazel United Nations: The rise in anti-Muslim attitudes around the world prompted a special UN meeting on January 17, 2017, just days before the inauguration of US President-elect […]

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While there are big gaps in average education levels among different religious groups, these disparities have been narrowing in recent decades. While there are big gaps in average education levels among different religious groups, these disparities have been narrowing in recent decades because those at the bottom made the biggest educational strides. A new Pew Research […]

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The Islamic Declaration on Climate Change calls on countries to phase out greenhouse-gas emissions and switch to 100% renewable energy. With 1.6 billion Muslims worldwide, the collective statement sends a strong signal. Released during a two-day symposium on Islam and climate change in Istanbul, the declaration explains why Muslims should be responsible activists for the […]

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Lokmangal Coop Bank starts Islamic banking operations following official green signal By A Staff Writer Solapur: Lokmangal Cooperative Bank here has launched Islamic banking on interest-free basis which will be operated in compliance with the Shariah. Surprisingly, the Bank is headed by Mr. Subhash Deshmukh, Minister of Cooperation in the Maharashtra Government. He is a […]

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