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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 […]


Bankrupt Saudi Diplomacy

The American President Donald Trump’s charge that Iran supports terrorism does not square up with the reality. It was utterly laughable that Trump was leveling this charge while speaking to representatives of 50 Islamic countries from a podium in Saudi Arabia. Not merely the venue, even the timing was grotesquely absurd. He was speaking after […]

Welcome Move, But…

The raising of reservation quota for Muslims—from existing 4% to 12%— and for the scheduled tribes from 6% to 10% should be welcomed by all sections committed to justice and fair deal for the underprivileged communities.  It is a significant milestone in the development of the community which had witnessed a severe decline of fortunes […]

Introspection is the Need of the Hour

The outcome of the Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh is a clear setback for all those who were expecting a repeat mandate for the secular parties in the most populous state of India with a considerable Muslim population. A split in votes for the secular parties handed over a landslide victory to the BJP. But […]

Community Round up

Sustainable Water Management:  Coimbatore Mosque Recycles Wastewater

Sustainable Water Management: Coimbatore Mosque Recycles Wastewater

Coimbatore: Masjidhul Ihsaan mosque at Karumbukkadai is doing its bit to recharge groundwater using the ablution water. They have adopted the method used by the NGO Siruthuli which works for water conservation. Speaking to The News Minute, Abdul Hakkim, Public Relations Secretary, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH), says, “Everyday Muslims perform five times prayer. They wash their […]

SIO Karnataka Launches Campaign on “Many Religions, One India”

SIO Karnataka Launches Campaign on “Many Religions, One India”

Bengaluru: “India is a pluralist society that creates magic with democracy, rule of law and individual freedom, community relations and cultural diversity.” With these words, the Students Islamic Organization of India (SIO) Karnataka wing, has launched its year -long campaign on the theme ‘Many religions, one India’. At a gathering with guests, Veerabhadhra Chennamalla Swamy, Nidumamidi […]

Ambulance Gifted to Halai Memon Jamaat

Bengaluru: The Sulaiman Zubaida Educational and Charitable Trust gifted an ambulance with mobile clinic to the Halai Memon Jamaat on April 13 at a function organized at the Yaqeen Shah Wali Dargah. The mobile clinic will visit the colonies inhabited by the members of the Jamaat and others and treat the sick persons. The Jamaat […]

Globe Affairs

Saudi Arabia & Iran have Radicalised & Divided  the Muslim World Says Muhammad Sanusi II, Emir of Kano

Saudi Arabia & Iran have Radicalised & Divided the Muslim World Says Muhammad Sanusi II, Emir of Kano

Muhammad Sanusi II, Emir of Kano, in Nigeria, an influential Muslim leader, says Saudi Arabia and Iran have “radicalised and divided” the Muslim world. Sanusi said the world needs to address the root causes of extremism. He added that Islamic leadership could come from less conservative countries like Malaysia and Morocco, adding, “Morocco has made […]

Muslim World League – Peace Prevails through the Love of Good for Humanity

Cairo: The Secretary-General of the Muslim World League, Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa has said that peace has a prominent place in Islam, and that it can be attained through behavior that helps bring it about, including by doing good for humanity—“only through the love of goodness for humanity’, transcending all selfishness. He made this […]

Amanda Saab – Talking Islam Over Dinner

Amanda Saab – Talking Islam Over Dinner

In 2015, Amanda Saab lit up screens all over the world on Master Chef. She was the first hijab-wearing American Muslim contestant on a major reality TV show. Hate tweets and painfully racist Facebook messages started to outweigh the positive messages she was receiving. It was an incredibly painful time for Amanda and her husband […]


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

Performance of the Muslim High Schools – Apathy afflicts the Older Institutions

Educational Entrepreneurship is Thriving. By Maqbool Ahmed Siraj Bengaluru: A simple analysis of the performance of nearly 100 Muslim schools in Bengaluru and some other cities in Karnataka reveals that most privately managed institutions are doing well while the ones under known—though not reputed educational bodies—are failing to measure up to the expectation. Bengaluru has […]

Consultative Meeting on Muslim Issues – Need for Think-Tank Stressed

Consultative Meeting on Muslim Issues – Need for Think-Tank Stressed

Members from diverse walks of life gather to discuss issues affecting the community in Karnataka. By A Staff Writer Bengaluru: Former Union Minister and Rajya Sabha MP, Dr. K. Rahman Khan called upon Muslims to put their act together to remove educational and economic backwardness and disparity. At the ‘Consultative Meeting on Muslim Issues’ convened […]

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 […]

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Super Nuggets for Your Life

Super Nuggets for Your Life

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This book may be small in size, but it is packed with a great deal of wisdom, which everyone, irrespective of age, can benefit from, in order to help fulfill the purpose of life. Dream Big Dream True: 35 Tips to make the Best of your Life By Teresa Joseph FMA Published by Better Yourself […]

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