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Indonesians spend most on cigarettes, after Rice

Anti-tobacco advocates in Indonesia plan to file a class action lawsuit this month using cases of child addicts in the hope of forcing tougher regulations on a society where one in three people smokes. The suit against tobacco companies and the Indonesian government argues that feeble regulation has left children dangerously exposed to the risks of smoking. Indonesia is something of a paradise for both smokers […]

Princess Tower enters Guinness Records

Princess Tower enters Guinness Records

The 107-storey-tall Princess Tower in Dubai has been recognised by Guinness World Records as the world’s tallest residential building. Measuring 414 metres from base to tip, the tower comprises six basement floors, a ground floor and 100 above-ground residential levels. The tower occupies an area of 37,410 square feet and houses 763 luxury apartments. Dubai already has a Guinness Record in its name for the tallest building in the […]

Women join Saudi Security Forces

Women join Saudi Security Forces

Thirty women were recruited as privates at the Passport Department’s offices at border crossings like King Fahd Causeway and Salwa border point in the east of the Saudi Kingdom. A recent study of Naif University for Security Sciences’ Studies and Research Center showed that Saudi women have been embarking on security work as volunteers. The study “Women Police in Arab Countries” indicated a real potential for an effective […]


Rejecting Vigilantism

The so-called Cow Protection campaign has become the leitmotif of right wing extremists’ dream of realizing their violent designs against minorities. In its second year now, it is beginning to hurt the BJP itself. The campaign has indeed come to touch its nadir. It is clear that the campaign is basically divisive in its nature, […]

A Big Thank You To Team Islamic Voice!

The president, secretaries and the managing committee of Azam Baitul Maal is immensely happy to see the good appreciation of activities of Azam Baitul Maal which was published in the August 2016 issue of Islamic Voice. Our sincere thanks to the full team of Islamic Voice for the report which has enhanced the image of […]

Healing the Wounds in Kashmir

The latest round of street violence and shutdown of normal activity in the Kashmir Valley is completing nearly two months. No amount of persuasion has worked with youths incensed over killing of Burhan Vani at the hands of the security forces. Nearly 60 lives have been lost during violent engagement and scuffles with police. Young […]

Community Round up

160 Govt. Minority Residential Schools in Telengana

Hyderabad: Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao (KCR) has ordered that all 160 Minority Residential Schools should become functional from the next academic session. He said 71 such schools have already started functioning this year and 89 more would be set up in the next academic session. He said these schools would provide education to 55,000 […]

Shia Personal Law Board Presents Modern Nikahnamah

Lucknow: At a time when the issue of triple talaq is pending adjudication before the Supreme Court, the All-India Shia Personal law Board has come up with what it called a modern format of the nikahnamah. According to board office-bearers, in the modern rule book pertaining to marriage of Muslims, women have also been given […]

Bihar Floods – US-based IMRC Provides 1,600 Families with Food Packets

Bihar Floods – US-based IMRC Provides 1,600 Families with Food Packets

By Raqib Hameed Naik Jamsheed Ahmed, 40, from Amdaar village of Bhagalpur district leaves early morning in search of food for his family, but every night he comes back with little he could collect from relief camps. Before floods in his village, he used to work as a labourer in a nearby Beedi factory. As […]

Globe Affairs

State of the World Children

80% Child Deaths happened in Africa, Sout h Asia, Child Marriages Declining Providing every child a fair chance to live is the essence of equitable development. Every child should have the same right to a healthy start in life, education and safe, secure childhood. But these are denied to the children because of their place […]

Contours of Israeli Lobby in United States

Contours of Israeli Lobby in United States

Objectives: • Maintaining consistent support of the United States for Israel’s policies against the Palestinians. • To ensure US help to Israel to remain the dominant regional power in the Middle East. • The West Asian states (read politico-geographical map) should be transformed in such a way that only regimes friendly to Israel survive there. […]

World’s Happiest Nations

Denmark remains on Top. India is 118th, US slips to 13th position, China is 83rd. Denmark has retained its topmost position in the “World’s Happiest country” list ranked by the World Happiness Report 2016. It is followed by Switzerland, Iceland and Norway. Finland, Canada and the Netherlands are 5th, 6th and 7th in the list. […]


Azaan – A Sublime Musical Experience

From the Azaan, flows wisdom which waters spiritually parched souls. It was the month of Ramadan and when the the Azaan came  through, I felt like I was in a fairy land. By Indira Satyanarayan During the fasting month of Ramadan, my friend Zaheer Memon ( NCP National secretary- Advocate Majid Memon’s son) gave me the  book, ‘’Muhammad- A Biography of the […]

Muslims Boycotting Each Other

Q: These days, Muslims look down upon each other. Each considers the other as inferior and many groups go to the extent of denouncing  each other. Then what is all this talk of Brotherhood? Is it all only in books? Please explain. “Do not hate each other and do not envy one another, and do not turn your back on each […]

Facing the Day of Decision

We have not created the heavens and the earth and all that is between them in mere idle  play. We created them all for nothing other than a true purpose, but most of them do not understand. The Day of Decision is the time appointed for all of them. It is a day when no friend shall […]

Special Report

Untouchability Among Muslims

Untouchability Among Muslims

A recent study provides empirical evidence of presence of untouchability among Muslims By Maqbool Ahmed Siraj Does untouchability exist among Muslims? A recent study by the Giri Institute of Development Studies, Lucknow, confirms that it does. The study based on a survey of 7,195 households located across 14 districts in four regions of Uttar Pradesh […]

Interest-Free Banking – Echoes in the Hallowed Corridors of Finance

Interest-Free Banking – Echoes in the Hallowed Corridors of Finance

Concerted lobbying has resulted in institutions like the Reserve Bank of India and the Planning Commission taking note of interest-free banking as a viable initiative for financial inclusion. By Maqbool Ahmed Siraj Financial inclusion is the current buzzword. The nation has taken several new initiatives under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi whose ‘Pradhan […]

Zakia Soman of Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan says: ‘Patriarchy is Deeply Entrenched’

Zakia Soman of Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan says: ‘Patriarchy is Deeply Entrenched’

BMMA has so far trained 30 women Qazis Zakia Soman and Noorjahan Safia Naz are two known faces spearheading the movement for justice for Muslim women for the last one decade. They represent Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA), formed in 2007. The BMMA has emerged as the first Muslim women’s organisation to be known across […]

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“No to War”! – World Religious Leaders Speak Out Against Terrorism and War

“No to War”! – World Religious Leaders Speak Out Against Terrorism and War

| October 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Assisi (Italy): Pope Francis, head of the Catholic Church, and leaders of other world religions said “No to War!” recently, vowing to oppose terrorism in God’s name and appealing to politicians to listen to “the anguished cry of so many innocents”. This get-together of religious leaders took place recently at Assisi, the central Italian city […]

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