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The founder and General Secretary of the West Bengal-based Al-Ameen Mission, M. Nurul Islam, was awarded the ‘Sir Syed Award’ by the American Federation of Muslims of Indian Origin (AFMI) in their 28th International Convention on Education and Gala Award programme held in Bhubaneswar recently. Amidst standing ovation, Mr. Islam received the award from the […]

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Egyptian Eco-Activist Turns Agricultural Waste into Crafts The sustainable disposal of agricultural waste has long been a challenge in Egypt. Despite a 2012 government ban on burning rice straw at the end of the harvest, every year thick black clouds choke the nation’s skies as farmers set their waste ablaze. An estimated 22–26 million dry […]

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First Muslim Women Elected to Virginia’s State Senate Hyderabad-born Ghazala Hashmi and Libya-origin Abrar Omeish are the two first Muslim women to win elections in the United States’ southeastern State Virginia, making history in America. Hashmi, who migrated to America at a younger age, 50 years ago, is also the first Indian-American to win elections […]

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In Burkina Faso, a Catholic Sister’s efforts to promote Christian-Muslim harmony. Burkina Faso, a country in West Africa, is in turmoil. For many years, the country was known for the peaceful coexistence of Christians and Muslims, who have been practising a tolerant form of Islam. In recent years, however, jihadist extremism, exported by neighboring Mali […]

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About a third of the 81 Muslim-Americans who ran for office in the off-year elections in the U.S. scored electoral victories, according to Muslim-American advocacy groups. A total of 26 Muslim candidates emerged winners, and so far, this year, 34 Muslim candidates won state and local elections, said a joint press release by Muslim advocacy […]

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Bushra Arshad is being lavished with praise for achieving 6th rank in the UPPCS, after the results were recently announced, and for being selected as SDM. This girl from Saurikh village is the only Muslim participant to become SDM in UPPSC-2017. She is the same Bushra Arshad who scored 277th rank in UPSC, results of […]

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Catholic-Muslim communications appear to be experiencing a positive resurgence, as demonstrated recently by the visit of high-level Vatican representatives to Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque. Eight hundred years after Francis of Assisi visited Jerusalem, Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches, along with Rev. Francesco Patton, custodian of the Holy Land of the […]

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A Cab Driver’s Heart Warming Gesture An Ola cab driver is in the news for all the good reasons. On September 17th, a Bengaluru based man took to Facebook and shared a heartwarming story of an Ola cab driver. The commuter, Sayuj Ravindran, said that the cab driver returned valuables and gadgets worth Rs 2.5 […]

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