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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 […]


Muslim Media: Birth and Death

I remember when Moulana Abdul Kareem Parikh Sab (late) in his inaugural speech of Islamic Voice, English monthly in January 1987 (30 years ago) shared an incident. He said that when he was in Surat, one day early morning a lady vegetable vendor carrying vegetables had in her vegetable basket a Gujarati news paper stuck […]

No Less Than a Tragedy

English fortnightly Milli Gazette, a magazine started around the turn of the century has folded up. It is a departure that should sadden the hearts of every conscientious Muslim who aspires to see that voices of the community are heard in the higher echelons of the Government. For 17 years, the magazine led a crusade […]

Drowning in Despair

At a time when even being thankless would have been a crime, a lunatic individual has inflicted injury upon a society that had opened its arms for him and his folks. Repulsion is therefore bound to be expected The killing of twelve Christmas shoppers in Berlin by the Tunisian terrorist, Anis Amri is disgraceful, to […]

Community Round up

Tehreek-e-Awkaf: Movement for Wakf Properties

Muslim activists initiate movement to evict encroachers from Wakf properties. By Mohammed Wajihuddin Mumbai: Dismayed by the Maharahstra government’s lackadaisical attitude to stop encroachments on Wakf properties, some Muslim activists have launched a movement, Tehreek-e-Awkaf (Movement for Wakf Properties), to save the same. The activists will press for protection of Wakf properties and registration of all endowments in […]

Muslim Women Regret Absence of a Forum

Mumbai: The Women’s Wing of All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat organized a one-day National Consultation Workshop on ‘Identification of Women’s Issues and Remedies’ on January 7 at the Ahmed Zakaria Hall of Anjuman Islam High School here. Mrs. Patankar presided over the function, and Uzma Nahid led the discussion. Uzma Nahid said that it is important […]

Assistance to Md. Aamir – NHRC Issues 4th Notice

New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to the Delhi Government for the fourth time to provide Rs. 5 lakh to Mohammed Aamir who was acquitted of all cases of terrorism after being found innocent. Aamir was arrested on 27th February 1998 while he was only 18 years old and […]

Globe Affairs

Global Wealth in Fewer Hands

Global Wealth in Fewer Hands

The economically wealthy have built up a stranglehold over global wealth. They write laws for the legislatures which favour the elite, own media that suppresses the cause of the poor, indulge in tax evasion and park their money abroad. Economic inequality is one of the most serious risks to human progress. If such inequalities are […]

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. […]


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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The Man who Runs ‘Bike Ambulance’ – Padma Shri Award for Karimul Haque

The Man who Runs ‘Bike Ambulance’ – Padma Shri Award for Karimul Haque

| February 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Name of Karimul Haque from Jalpaigudi of West Bengal also finds a place among the Padma Shree awardees this year. Karimul Haque has been known here for operating a bike-ambulance service for the local residents to ensure that no one is deprived of timely medical assistance. And he does it for free. Karimul, as he […]

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