Community Initiative

A Unique Community Service and Outreach Model For the last 4 years, an NGO in Kolkata has developed a unique model of community service and outreach in the month of Prophet Muhammad’s birth (Rabiul Awwal). Called ‘Prophet Muhammad Week’, its seven themes emphasise connecting, serving and conveying the Prophet’s message to the people. Conceived in […]

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NGO – School Collaboration in a Bangalore Slum As you walk through the narrow lanes of Rajendranagara slum, in Koramangala, you may walk past this building and not even notice that it houses a school. The English-medium Greenland Public School was set up in a decade or so ago by an engineering graduate, Ms. Kowser […]

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A Kerala community phases out thatched houses from the locality by organizing collection and allocation of zakath in a centralized manner. By A Staff Writer Zakath is the third pillar of Islam and has been mentioned 32 times in the Holy Quran,26 of which are paired with salah (namaz). If the Muslim community organizes namaz, […]

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SEED has launched its ambitious vocational training institute, ‘National Institute of Technical Training’ aiming to provide vocational training, leading to employment opportunities for unemployed poor youth. Hyderabad: Madrasa students wearing a hard hat along with traditional ‘topi’ (skull cap) handling heavy machinery, it is not an ordinary scene, but when it comes to the new age […]

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INSAN’s half-century legacy began as part of the founder, Dr. Syed Hasan’s voyage to bring the torch of knowledge to this region in January 1965. We all are in journey—we as humans, as well as our societies and institutions. Our paths and destinations may appear to be different, at least at times, but we all […]

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Nobel Peace Prize winner Wided Bouchamaoui has urged people everywhere not to “muddle up” terrorism with Islam. The Tunisian businesswoman, who co-founded the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet which won the 2015 peace prize, said Muslims who practice their faith calmly and respectfully are “victims of a semantic problem” when “terrorists” are described as “Islamic terrorists.” […]

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By Imran Inamdar Jalgaon: Maharashtra: Jalgaon-based North Maharashtra University has formed a Minority cell in an attempt to help minority students and institutes associated with the University. Sudhir Meshram, Vice chancellor of the University, recently issued a notification forming the 11-member cell and allocated the responsibility to President Abdul Karim Salar. Salar, who is based […]

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