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The Vali-e-Asr mosque in Tehran doesn’t have a minaret, nor a dome; neither did the first mosque. A mosque is a place for worship, and the Qur’an doesn’t dictate a special structure for it. It’s what it contains that is important. By Saeed Kamali Dehghan When the Tehran authorities commissioned the construction of a mosque […]

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Mangaluru: The Zawaj Charitable Trust, an organization of Muslim youngsters has started a novel campaign of collecting wedding clothesfrom recently married couples to help the poor. It is quite common for couples to store away wedding clothes and not use them after a few months or a year. Considering this, the trust decided to place […]

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Abu Dhabi: “Interreligious Dialogue and Extremism: Reasons and Remedies” was the title of the First Arab Thinkers Forum, held in Abu Dhabi from 17 to 18 January at the Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research. The only non-Muslim speaker was Fr. Miguel Angel Ayuso Guixot, secretary of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, […]

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Lassana Bathily was an undocumented migrant from Mali until he became a hero by saving shoppers’ lives during the terrorist attack on a Jewish supermarket in Paris a year ago. Bathily, a shelf-stacker in the supermarket, helped save shoppers from terrorist Amedy Coulibaly. The narrative of a Muslim saving Jews from a terrorist made him […]

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Cairo: Recently, over 200 Muslim imams and Christian priests gathered in Cairo to celebrate at the conclusion of the three-year Together for Egypt programme which brought together priests and imams to work side by side in humanitarian and social work. The celebration was the culmination of Together for Egypt, and the progress and success of […]

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Abul Hassan drives poor people, pregnant women, patients and pensioners free of cost in his auto and buries or cremates forlorn bodies with his expenses. By P. Ram Mohan “Live simply, think highly” – this quotation is not from a philosopher or a highly educated person, but by a common man and autorickshaw driver – […]

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