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Hyderabad: ‘Islamic Mysticism or Sufism is a significant part of intellectual heritage. This school of thought is very important and effective in countering extremist ideologies. Dr. Mohammed Ali Rabbani, Cultural Counselor, Iran Culture House (ICH), New Delhi expressed these views at the Maulana Azad National Urdu University, while addressing the inaugural session of a seminar, […]

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Panaji: Archbishop of Goa and Daman, Rev Filipe Neri Ferrao, has urged the central government to “immediately and unconditionally revoke the Citizenship Amendment Act” and stop quashing the “right to dissent”. He also appealed to the government not to implement the proposed countrywide National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the National Population Register (NPR). Diocesan […]

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Bengaluru: Cardinal Oswald Gracias, president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India, says consistent dialogue with all sections of people is important and necessary to maintain unity and harmony in society.“Dialogue is the tapestry of different cultures, languages and ethnic diversity and the Church has always stood for service of society,” the cardinal, who is […]

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Munavarali Shihab Thangal leading prayer in front of Kothamangalam Cheriya Palli KOCHI: St Thomas Church in Kothamangalam has sent out an important message by opening its doors for hundreds of Muslims to offer namaz. The Muslims were taking part in the ‘Secular Youth March’ organised by the Kerala chapter of All India Professional Congress (AIPC) […]

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Saudi Arabia has abolished rules requiring restaurants to provide separate entrances and areas for women and families and for male patrons dining alone. The decision was announced by the Municipal and Rural Affairs Ministry on the state-run Saudi Press Agency, in the latest step towards overturning gender restrictions. The ministry said it was “removing a […]

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The United States is steadily becoming less Christian and the number of people with no religion is rising. Those are the twin headlines from the latest Pew Research report released recently, which shows a dramatic decline in American religious habits over the course of a decade. The report, an aggregation of yearly political surveys that […]

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A total of 38 Muslims, including 18 girls, are among 610 candidates who have passed the Uttar Pradesh Judicial Service Civil Judge (JR. DIV.) Exam 2018 result of which was declared on July 20. As many as 7 students from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Residential Coaching Academy (RCA) are also among the candidates who have […]

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Muslims people feel the most satisfied with their lives because they feel more ‘oneness,’ or connection than people of other faiths, a new study suggests. Measuring life satisfaction is about as close to quantifying ‘happiness’ as we have been able to get thus far, and a German psychologist’s new study suggests that a feeling of […]

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A Muslim filmmaker who worked on a Star Wars film and has produced four short films for a £1.2m project to “tackle hatred, extremism and terrorism”. Rizwan Wadan, 38, who lives in Luton (UK), is behind The Error in Terror project and wants to “give Muslims a voice”. He said “negativity” towards Muslims is “getting […]

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