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One day, a school teacher wrote on the board the following: 9×1=5 9×2=18 9×3=27 9×4=36 9×5=45 9×6=54 9×7=63 9×8=72 9×9=81 9×10=90 When she was done, the teacher looked at the students and found that they were all laughing at her! This was because of the first equation, which was, obviously, wrong. Then, addressing the students, […]

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Raafat Maglad, who is in his 70s, checked himself out of hospital and returned to London Central Mosque in Regent’s Park for afternoon prayers, less than 24 hours after being stabbed there. A 29-year-old man is in custody after he was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after he was tackled by worshippers. With a […]

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By Firdos Tarannum It was during the month of Ramzan. My younger brother and his friends were praying in the mosque, and a man who was late for the prayers started forcefully budge into the line of kids. He wanted to get to the front. But these kids didn’t move because the prayer had already […]

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By Niggy Dolcy and Chinku, brother and sister, lived in a little cottage in a forested campus, far away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Every morning, they set off to walk around a big room called the ‘Meditation Hall’ in the campus, which was used by the grownups for prayers. One cold […]

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Riyadh: The 2020 King Faisal International Prize for Service to Islam has been awarded to The Makkah Document. The Makkah Document was issued by the Makkah conference organized by the Muslim World League. The document is a historic constitution that enshrines the values of coexistence among the followers of various religions, cultures, and sects in […]

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The 2019 Corruption Perceptions Index by Transparency International (TI) ranked 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption, drawing on 13 expert assessments and surveys of business executives. It used a scale of zero (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean). The top countries were New Zealand and Denmark with scores of […]

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Muslim and ‘Evangelical’ Christian students convened at a conference at Wheaton College, in the USA, recently to explore what they could do to ameliorate relations between their two religious groups, a situation the event’s organizers called “the greatest interreligious challenge of our time.” The conference was arranged by NeighborlyFaith, an organization that bills itself as […]

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For young and aspiring journalists to join TCN’s flagship journalism training and mentorship programme. The vision of the program is to provide training and capacity building for authentic voices from communities traditionally absent in mainstream Indian media. The goal of the SEED apprenticeship program is to provide employment, tell news stories of marginalized communities and […]

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First Female Spokesperson for Public Education Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Education has appointed Ibtissam al-Shehri as its first female spokesperson for public education. Al-Shehri, who has been a supervisor for schools in the country’s eastern province, was announced as the ministry’s spokesperson for public education. According to local media outlets, al-Shehri has been teaching English […]

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