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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 […]


Relook at Career Choices

Now that a new academic session stares into our face, we need to reassess our priorities. Job market is changing very fast. New initiatives like ‘Make in India’, ‘Digital India’, ‘Smart Cities’ too are urging a relook at the way we work, live, earn, entertain, spend, consume, save and invest. Jobs and businesses are linked […]

Friendless Saudis

The bubble of Saudi vanity is about to burst. Dipping oil prices have sucked the vitality out of Saudi Arabia’s economy. The Kingdom’s budget has moved into huge deficit. The US Legislature is pushing a law to arraign the Kingdom before a court, as an accused in the 9/11 terrorist attack case. The name of […]

Moving Towards Ecology-Conscious Lifestyles

Islam approaches the topic of ecology as a faith-based stewardship of the earth, with humans supposed to serve as the earth’s stewards. The entire universe is God’s creation. It is God Who created the plants and the animals in their pairs and gave them the means to multiply. According to Islam, the Earth and everything […]

Community Round up

Muslim Intellectuals, Scholars Join Chorus against Triple Talaq

By Sheikh Manzoor New Delhi: The chorus against ‘triple talaq’ is growing as Muslim intellectuals and scholars have now urged the All India Muslim Personal Law Board to take corrective measures to stop and prevent its misuse. “The ‘triple talaq,’ pronouncing ‘talaq’ thrice in one instance to divorce the wife, is being exploited and misused […]

Dharmshala Hosts Muslim Youth Meet

Dharmshala Hosts Muslim Youth Meet

Thekchen Chöling, Dharamsala, (Himachal Pradesh): The Dalai Lama hosted a meeting of the youth from the trouble-torn Middle East here on May 3 under the Youth Leaders’ Exchange Programme sponsored by the United States Institute of Peace (USIP). Inaugurating the meeting, the Dalai Lama said: “All seven billion human beings have a common experience in […]

Jamia Millia Islamia – Centre for Culture, Media & Governance is “Centre with Potential Excellence” (CPEPA)

Jamia Millia Islamia – Centre for Culture, Media & Governance is “Centre with Potential Excellence” (CPEPA)

New Delhi: The Centre for Culture, Media and Governance of Jamia Millia Islamia has been approved by the University Grants Commission as “Centre with Potential Excellence in Particular Areas” on “Strengthening Media & Communication Studies in India” during XII Plan for the period for five years (2016-2021). The Centre for Culture, Media and Governance is […]

Globe Affairs

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. […]

A Digitally Connected World

The advent of the Digital Technology has transformed the world beyond imagination during the last 20 years. Mobile telephony and Internet have networked the world into a global community. The impact is tremendous. Information, services, communication, education, finance sectors have been the major beneficiary. Be it the rail, taxi, air, bus or any kind of […]

Facts on Nutrition in India

State of Nutrition in India India has improved its performance on nutrition tremendously during the last 10 years. Yet it is far from reaching the target set by the World Health Assembly (WHA). Some states like Kerala, Goa, Manipur and Tamil Nadu are doing exceedingly well. But states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand are […]


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

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 […]

Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility is not merely donation for a social cause or one-off affair. It is constant hand-holding between the Corporate body and an NGO. By A Staff Writer Bengaluru: The Raza Educational and Social Welfare Society held an orientation programme for NGOs on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the City on January 8. Nearly […]

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Two Golden Keys to Wise Parenting – Faith & Kindness

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The best parents are those who help their children grow in faith in God and in character—after all, your devotion to God and your good deeds are the only two things that will accompany you to your grave. By Roshan Shah Recently, I’ve been reading up on a subject that I’ve always felt strongly about—parenting. […]

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