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Al-Balkhi makes the now widely disseminated and accepted connection between the mind and the body, with the health of each having significant consequences on the other. Abu Zayd al-Balkhi was a 9th century Muslim polymath, whose writings touched on subjects as varied as geography, medicine, philosophy, theology, politics, poetry, ethics, sociology, grammar, literature and astronomy. […]

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A glass merchant like his father, Junayd gave up the family business to devote his life to Islamic studies. By Sadia Dehlvi Abul Qasim al Junayd of the ninth century is one of the most famous of early Muslim mystics. They called him “Peacock of the Poor”, “Lord of the Group” and “Master of Masters”. […]

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Mumbai: Markazul Ma’arif (NGO) working in several North-eastern states has appealed for donation for flood and riot victims of Assam. In a press release from its Mumbai office, the organization known for its work in the field of education, health and allevation of poverty has said that the situation is grim in Assam due to […]

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By A Staff Writer Bangalore: The Karnataka State Wakf Foundation for Women Development has invited applications for girls studying in high school (i.e., 8th, 9th and 10th standard) for the year 20112-13) and those enrolled in professional courses such as MBBS, BUMS, BAMS, MBA, MCA, BCA, B.Sc (Agriculture, Horticulture, Veterinary Sciences etc), BCA/MCA, Nursing, Pharmacy, […]

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By A Staff Writer Bangalore: Students belonging to Minority communities i.e., Muslims, Christians, Buddhists and Parsis, can apply for post-matric scholarship for minorities offered by the Ministry of Minority Affairs, Govt of India. Students enrolled for any degree courses (BA, BSc, BBM, BCA, B.Ed, B.Lib. Sc, B.P.Ed, BTA or in ITI or ITC courses, or […]

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New Delhi: The Hamdard Education Society has invited applications for a limited number of scholarship for Muslim students in PUC, Degree and Post Graduate courses. In a press release, it said the society would offer monthly scholarships to students worth Rs. 550 for PUC, Rs. 800 to degree, Rs. 1,000 to post graduate and Rs. […]

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Around 400 Muslim candidates around the country have cracked the IIT-JEE, the competitive examination to qualify for admission into the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology. The number is though far lower than what the community would deserve by way of proportional representation, it is still encouraging because those who made to the final list were […]

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Bangalore: A book on extraterrestrial intelligence in the light of the Holy Quran by a city-based Islamic scholar has been published by an American publishing house. Titled Extraterrestrial Intelligence: Amazing New Insight from Quran has been brought out by CreateSpace, a subsidiary of the Amazon. com. Running into 286 pages, the book was penned by Mr. Sayeedur Rahman Nadvi, who heads the city based Furqania Academy. A  graduate from […]

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The Planning Commission of India, in its latest poverty estimates, has claimed that the number of poor Indians – both in urban and rural areas – has declined substantially between the periods of 2004-05 to 2009-10, but it has admitted that Muslims still are the leading religious community in urban poverty at the national level, […]

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