India

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EDITORIAL: India needs a stronger and free bureaucracy

By Dr. Kamal Kumar Mahawar Media is abuzz with new stories and a sense of optimism and hope is very palpable all around us. I am however now old enough to remember many such cycles, which don’t finally deliver. There is no doubt that the new government seems to mean business and provides a fresh

Telangana-Blood Donation2

600 Students donate blood to celebrate World Pharmacists Day

By Syed Khaled Shahbaaz Hyderabad: To the young and healthy, it’s no loss. To the sick it is a hope of life, they say about blood donation. And yet, millions of people are dying every year around the globe, mainly due to inadequate availability of appropriate blood in the event of a demand. Mindful of

Bangalore-Muslim Library2

Bangalore: Muslim Library turns 100

Muslim Library at Shivajinagar, houses more than 25,000 rare books and manuscripts. The only public library of its kind that has survived without government grants, NGO money or foreign funds. By Bharat A Patel Bangalore: It was a time when the final push for freedom from British rule was gaining momentum. Prose and poetry were

World

US-Muslim Fashion Designer Sahro Hasan

Young Muslim designs a new cultural understanding

By Linda Matchan Lewiston, Maine: Sahro Hassan is a devout Muslim who prays five times a day. She is a fashion designer and budding entrepreneur who loves “America’s Next Top Model” and “Project Runway.” She is a change agent for her people and, in some ways, for her adopted hometown. She is all of 18.

Ireland Muslims1

Irish Muslim organisations praise schools system

Groups thank ‘all parties in the education sector, from primary schools to universities’ By Patsy McGarry Ireland’s two main representative Muslim organisations have said there is no need for upheaval or revolution in the education system where they are concerned. Irish schools are “very accommodating” to Muslim students and “Catholic school managements have made wonderful

Muslim mathematician Al-Khwarizmi

For Muslims, Social Media Debate on Extremism Is Reflected in Dueling Hashtags

By Kimiko De Freytas-Tamura London: With concerns growing in the West about the recruitment of young people by extremist Islamic groups, President Obama brought new attention last week to Muslims who have condemned the radical movement when he singled out a British group for praise in his speech at the United Nations. The group, the

Interfaith

Noor Inayat Khan2

The Noor Inayat Khan Story: A Muslim Heroine Who Fought The Nazis In WWII

By Alexander Kronemer A few years ago, I attended a historical documentary filmmaker’s conference. With the 70th anniversary of D-Day approaching, many of the documentarians there were already planning for films about World War II. As is expected at such a conference, I kicked around a few ideas of my own and heard from my

Australia-Amanda Vanstone2

Fanatics, not Muslims, are our enemy

By Amanda Vanstone If you can attend an Anzac Day ceremony and hear the Turkish ambassador read the famous words of Turkish president Ataturk without an enormous lump in your throat, my bet is you are a very rare Australian. As Colonel Mustafa Kemal, Ataturk played a significant role in defeating the Allies at Gallipoli.

Cardinal Theodore McCarrick

Catholic Cardinal McCarrick embraces Islam

By Neil Munro Catholic Cardinal Theodore McCarrick offered Islamic religious phrases and insisted that Islam shares foundational rules with Christianity, during a Sept. 10 press conference in D.C. “In the name of God, the Merciful and Compassionate,” McCarrick said as he introduced himself to the audience at a meeting arranged by the Muslim Public Affairs

Media

Muslim mathematician Al-Khwarizmi

For Muslims, Social Media Debate on Extremism Is Reflected in Dueling Hashtags

By Kimiko De Freytas-Tamura London: With concerns growing in the West about the recruitment of young people by extremist Islamic groups, President Obama brought new attention last week to Muslims who have condemned the radical movement when he singled out a British group for praise in his speech at the United Nations. The group, the

Meda-Muslims & Social Media1

Where’s the moderate Muslim majority? Right here on the internet

By Bobby Ghosh In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of 9/11, American right-wing blowhards and Islamophobes used an insidious question to tar all Muslims with the same brush: “If Islam has a moderate majority, how come we never hear them condemning the terrorists who acted in the name of their religion?” Those who asked

Kerala-Annahda Arabic Seminar

International Arabic Seminar on Modern Sufi Arabic Literature

IMO News Service Kerala: An international Arabic Seminar is going to be held under ‘Annahda’, the leading Arabic Magazine published from Malappuram district Kerala, India on 30th August 2014 at Calicut University seminar complex. The event will discuss the theme of ‘Modern Arabic Literature on Spiritual Science from India and Arab World’ and aims to

People

Muslim mathematician Al-Khwarizmi

For Muslims, Social Media Debate on Extremism Is Reflected in Dueling Hashtags

By Kimiko De Freytas-Tamura London: With concerns growing in the West about the recruitment of young people by extremist Islamic groups, President Obama brought new attention last week to Muslims who have condemned the radical movement when he singled out a British group for praise in his speech at the United Nations. The group, the

Noor Inayat Khan2

The Noor Inayat Khan Story: A Muslim Heroine Who Fought The Nazis In WWII

By Alexander Kronemer A few years ago, I attended a historical documentary filmmaker’s conference. With the 70th anniversary of D-Day approaching, many of the documentarians there were already planning for films about World War II. As is expected at such a conference, I kicked around a few ideas of my own and heard from my

Cardinal Theodore McCarrick

Catholic Cardinal McCarrick embraces Islam

By Neil Munro Catholic Cardinal Theodore McCarrick offered Islamic religious phrases and insisted that Islam shares foundational rules with Christianity, during a Sept. 10 press conference in D.C. “In the name of God, the Merciful and Compassionate,” McCarrick said as he introduced himself to the audience at a meeting arranged by the Muslim Public Affairs

Book Review

Nawab Arzoo1

The Feelings: A literary expression of renowned poet Nawab Arzoo

By Mohammad Aleem The leading Bollywood lyricist, script writer and a literary poet of distinct voice starts his much awaited book, The Feelings, with these beautiful lines: I am a poet, who weaves sweet and pungent songs with the delicate and sublime words And whatever comes in my way, either thorn or a flower, I

Book Release-A.R. Agwan1

Thought-provoking book on Future Islam released

IMO News Service Book: Islam in 21st Century: The Dynamics of Change and Future-making Author: Abdul Rashid Agwan Published by: Gloriords Publishers, New Delhi Pages: 494 Price: RS 599/- A book titled ‘Islam in 21st Century: The Dynamics of Change and Future-making’ authored by Abudl Rashid Agwan was released before a select gathering of the

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Policy paralysis catapults reforms vision to save India

By Syed Ali Mujtaba The big debate in India is whether there is crisis of leadership or there is crisis of vision and mission to run the country. While there can be endless debate on the leadership issue, there exists a consensus on policy paralysis and India is in dire need of reforms at various

Education

Telangana-Blood Donation2

600 Students donate blood to celebrate World Pharmacists Day

By Syed Khaled Shahbaaz Hyderabad: To the young and healthy, it’s no loss. To the sick it is a hope of life, they say about blood donation. And yet, millions of people are dying every year around the globe, mainly due to inadequate availability of appropriate blood in the event of a demand. Mindful of

Bangalore-Muslim Library2

Bangalore: Muslim Library turns 100

Muslim Library at Shivajinagar, houses more than 25,000 rare books and manuscripts. The only public library of its kind that has survived without government grants, NGO money or foreign funds. By Bharat A Patel Bangalore: It was a time when the final push for freedom from British rule was gaining momentum. Prose and poetry were

Telangana-MJCET Competition2

Engineering Students advised to compete with Collaboration: A K Khan

By Syed Khaled Shahbaaz Hyderabad: In his invigorating address to the freshers at the Commencement Day of Muffakham Jah College of Engineering and Technology, Director General of Anti-Corruption Bureau A. K. Khan advised the students to outperform the competition. But instead of competing among themselves, he encouraged the students to collaborate to multiply the learning

Sci-Tech

Muslim mathematician Al-Khwarizmi

For Muslims, Social Media Debate on Extremism Is Reflected in Dueling Hashtags

By Kimiko De Freytas-Tamura London: With concerns growing in the West about the recruitment of young people by extremist Islamic groups, President Obama brought new attention last week to Muslims who have condemned the radical movement when he singled out a British group for praise in his speech at the United Nations. The group, the

Rohingya Muslims Facebook Campaign1

In Myanmar, Facebook is the stage for hate speech in Buddhist-Muslim clashes

Facebook is coming under scrutiny in Myanmar as an unwitting platform for a rising tide of hate speech following a new wave of Buddhist-Muslim bloodshed in the former junta-run country. The social media site is hugely popular among netizens in the once-isolated nation, where it has become the prime means of sharing news and information

Islam

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Deaths During Hajj: (In)Sincerity in Faith

By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal An Arab News media report said thirty-three Indians have died so far of illness or old-age ailments during the holy Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia this year. The majority of them have been buried in Makkah, according to Indian officials. Thousands of Indian Muslims go for Hajj every year and

US-Muslims14

Fatwas and the Responsibility of Muslim Scholars in America

By Shaykh Luqman Ahmad Islamic scholars occupy a special place in Muslim society. They are often considered to be amongst the elite of our faith. In one tradition, the Prophet (SAWS) stated; “One Scholar is harder against the devil than a thousand worshippers”. In another tradition; “The Scholars are the inheritors of the Prophets”. The

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Deaths During Hajj: (In)Sincerity in Faith

By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal An Arab News media report said thirty-three Indians have died so far of illness or old-age ailments during the holy Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia this year. The majority of them have been buried in Makkah, according to Indian officials. Thousands of Indian Muslims go for Hajj every year and

Muslim mathematician Al-Khwarizmi

For Muslims, Social Media Debate on Extremism Is Reflected in Dueling Hashtags

By Kimiko De Freytas-Tamura London: With concerns growing in the West about the recruitment of young people by extremist Islamic groups, President Obama brought new attention last week to Muslims who have condemned the radical movement when he singled out a British group for praise in his speech at the United Nations. The group, the

Great Britain Hockey Star Launches Olympic, Ramadan Iftar 2012 Celebrations

IMO News Service London: This year, for the first time, the Olympics (27 July to 12 August 2012) will take place during Ramadan (20 July to 18 August 2012) and in the spirit of collaboration and friendship mosques across the UK will open their Iftar celebrations to neighbours, visitors, Muslims, non-Muslims, officials and Olympic athletes

Muslim mathematician Al-Khwarizmi

For Muslims, Social Media Debate on Extremism Is Reflected in Dueling Hashtags

By Kimiko De Freytas-Tamura London: With concerns growing in the West about the recruitment of young people by extremist Islamic groups, President Obama brought new attention last week to Muslims who have condemned the radical movement when he singled out a British group for praise in his speech at the United Nations. The group, the

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UK: Government to offer Muslim students Sharia-friendly loans

Muslim students are to be offered Sharia-compliant interest free loans by the government in an attempt to get more Islamic pupils to go to university. Since tuition fees were increased in September 2012, many Muslim students have been put off continuing their education as it was expected the loans, which are paid back above the

Maldives1

Zakat, Awqaf and Hajj Management in the Necklace-Islands

By Dr Mohammed Obaidullah Islam came to the Necklace-Islands ((Mala and Dweep respectively in Sanskrit) or Maldives in the 12th Century. The famous Moroccan traveller Ibn Batuta who visited the Maldives in the 14th century, wrote how Abu Barakat also a Moroccan, was believed to have been responsible for spreading Islam in the islands. The

Business

US-Muslim Fashion Designer Sahro Hasan

Young Muslim designs a new cultural understanding

By Linda Matchan Lewiston, Maine: Sahro Hassan is a devout Muslim who prays five times a day. She is a fashion designer and budding entrepreneur who loves “America’s Next Top Model” and “Project Runway.” She is a change agent for her people and, in some ways, for her adopted hometown. She is all of 18.

US-Muslim Fashion Designer Sahro Hasan

Young Muslim designs a new cultural understanding

By Linda Matchan Lewiston, Maine: Sahro Hassan is a devout Muslim who prays five times a day. She is a fashion designer and budding entrepreneur who loves “America’s Next Top Model” and “Project Runway.” She is a change agent for her people and, in some ways, for her adopted hometown. She is all of 18.

Islamic Banking - Reserve Bank of India

India mulls Islamic banking stimulus

By Manju Dalal India is preparing legislation to promote Islamic banking as a way to make its financial markets more inclusive and provide new capital-raising opportunities to companies. India’s Ministry of Finance has formed an internal committee to study the prospects for Islamic banking. Sources said the ministry is talking to the Reserve Bank of

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Does Islamic Finance & Halal have a Value Proposition?

By Joy Abdullah Islamic finance & Halal are powerhouses that are driving the Islamic economy forward. Whilst using the product-centric approach has worked till date, it’s critical to take on board the sociological changes that have come about. Authenticity & value are the order of the day. Both of these emanate from people. People are

Islamic Microfinance: India as an Emerging Potential Market

By Fouzia Jan The main aim of the article is to assess the potential for an alternative to conventional microfinance Islamic microfinance. The article argues that Islamic microfinance can play an important role in the eradication of poverty, the socio-economic development of the poor and small (micro) entrepreneurs without charging any interest (riba). In addition,

Terrorism

Australia-Islamophobia1

Rise in attacks against Aussie Muslims

A mother has been spat on, a baby’s pram kicked, a pig’s head has been impaled on a cross and mosques vandalised in a worrying escalation of attacks against Australian Muslims. A church and a Catholic school had also been targeted in “hate crimes”, with the incidents reported on the Facebook page Islamophobia Register Australia,

Communalism

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OPINION: Where are the Muslims in Modern India?

By Aabid Ali Haider “While the perception of deprivation is widespread among Muslims, there has been no systematic effort since Independence to analyze the condition of religious minorities in the country.” — Sachar Committee Report. Where are the Muslims in Modern India? With the country’s population of 1.21 billion, Muslim community occupies 13.4%. It is

Islamophobia

Muslim mathematician Al-Khwarizmi

For Muslims, Social Media Debate on Extremism Is Reflected in Dueling Hashtags

By Kimiko De Freytas-Tamura London: With concerns growing in the West about the recruitment of young people by extremist Islamic groups, President Obama brought new attention last week to Muslims who have condemned the radical movement when he singled out a British group for praise in his speech at the United Nations. The group, the

Minorities

Telangana-MJCET Competition2

Engineering Students advised to compete with Collaboration: A K Khan

By Syed Khaled Shahbaaz Hyderabad: In his invigorating address to the freshers at the Commencement Day of Muffakham Jah College of Engineering and Technology, Director General of Anti-Corruption Bureau A. K. Khan advised the students to outperform the competition. But instead of competing among themselves, he encouraged the students to collaborate to multiply the learning

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