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Moscow: No bacon for breakfast, a room for prayers and a Qur’an on your bedside table: a hotel in Moscow has launched a special “halal” service as Russia tries to attract visitors from the Muslim world. “Around 70 percent of our guests are from overseas and 13 percent of these or some 5,000 people come […]

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By Sanu George Kochi (Kerala): Thirty-year-old Rasad Muhammad would never have thought that his desperate search for a kidney would end in a bus journey. Muhammad, whose both kidneys have failed, was on his way to a hospital here for dialysis on February 25, when he met 41-year-old Catholic priest K. Sebastian, who was sitting […]

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By Dean Nelson, (Hyderabad) Campaigners for Muslim women’s rights said while short term ‘contract marriages’ are illegal in India and forbidden in Islam, they are increasing in Hyderabad, in southern India, where wealthy foreigners, local agents and ‘Qazis’ – government-appointed Muslim priests – are exploiting poverty among the city’s Muslim families. The victim, Nausheen Tobassum, […]

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