India

Human Chain Kishanganj1

Human Chain organizes lecture on Vision 2020 at Kishanganj

IMO News Service “History testifies that the nations who had dreamed for their nation’s bright future and they made their dream true with endless effort, at the same time the nation who had left dreaming for bright future of their nation, they were insulted, became slave”. These thoughts were expressed by General Secretary of Human

Kerala-Proposed Arabic University

Kerala State Higher Education Council planning to set up Arabic University

By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal The Kerala State Higher Education Council (KSHEC) has proposed the idea of setting up an Arabic university considering the state’s historic, cultural and academic ambience for such a centre of learning. A detailed project report drawn up by KSHEC on the project was submitted to the state government. According to

World

Europe & Islam1

History tells us that Europe and Islam can coexist

By H A Hellyer In the aftermath of the Paris attacks, western observers have had harsh words to say about European Muslim communities. Ann Coulter, the right-wing pundit declared on Fox News that, maybe, it was a time for a “pause in Muslim immigration” to Europe. Pegida, a German group, has intensified its campaign against

Interfaith

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How Delhi’s Hazrat Nizamuddin dargah began celebrating Basant Panchami

Only on this occasion, which falls on January 24 this year, are qawwali singers allowed perform inside the shrine of the Sufi saint. By Rana Safvi Sakal ban phool rahi sarson Umbva boray, tesu phulay Koyal bolay daar daar Aur gori karat singaar Malaniyan gadhwa laya ayin karson Every field is filled with yellow mustard

Europe & Islam1

History tells us that Europe and Islam can coexist

By H A Hellyer In the aftermath of the Paris attacks, western observers have had harsh words to say about European Muslim communities. Ann Coulter, the right-wing pundit declared on Fox News that, maybe, it was a time for a “pause in Muslim immigration” to Europe. Pegida, a German group, has intensified its campaign against

Islam8

Open Letter from a Muslim to all Muslims worldwide

“Prophets before you were mocked.”  “Pray, Forgive, And Educate Muslims”  “Islam A Mercy to Mankind”  “No Brutality” (The Holy Qur’an) By T.O. Shanavas Here We Go Again!! Two masked gunmen shouting “Allahu Akbar (Allah is great)” entered the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris and opened fire, horrifically killing at least 12

Media

France-Charlie Hebdo5

Questions abound over Paris attacks

As a writer, I am a passionate advocate of freedom of speech. But I draw the line when it comes to hate mongering through racial, ethnic or religious taunts or insults. By Tariq A. Al Maeena The slogan Je Suis Charlie (I am Charlie) was adopted in an orgiastic fervour by hundreds of thousands if

France-Charlie Hebdo4

I Am Not Charlie Hebdo

By David Brooks The journalists at Charlie Hebdo are now rightly being celebrated as martyrs on behalf of freedom of expression, but let’s face it: If they had tried to publish their satirical newspaper on any American university campus over the last two decades it wouldn’t have lasted 30 seconds. Student and faculty groups would

People

Book Review

Education

Human Chain Kishanganj1

Human Chain organizes lecture on Vision 2020 at Kishanganj

IMO News Service “History testifies that the nations who had dreamed for their nation’s bright future and they made their dream true with endless effort, at the same time the nation who had left dreaming for bright future of their nation, they were insulted, became slave”. These thoughts were expressed by General Secretary of Human

Kerala-Proposed Arabic University

Kerala State Higher Education Council planning to set up Arabic University

By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal The Kerala State Higher Education Council (KSHEC) has proposed the idea of setting up an Arabic university considering the state’s historic, cultural and academic ambience for such a centre of learning. A detailed project report drawn up by KSHEC on the project was submitted to the state government. According to

Sci-Tech

India-Grievances Portal

Grievance Redressal Channel pgportal.gov.in proving useful for common citizens

By Danish Ahmad Khan New Delhi: The various initiatives taken by the Government of India for the benefit of common citizens are proving to be successful. One such initiative is the launch of a Grievance Redressal Channel “http://pgportal.gov.in/”, which has been highly acclaimed by the users. Recently, one such user Mohammad Abdullah presently studying in

Bihar-Dr. Mumtaz Naiyar Talk at CUB1

Kishanganj-born UK-based scientist Dr. Mumtaz Naiyer delivers talk at Central University of Bihar

IMO News Service Patna: Dr. Mumtaz Naiyer, Postdoctoral Scientist, Clinical and Experimental Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton, United Kingdom delivered an invited lecture at Central University of Bihar recently. Dr. Jawaid Ahsan, Asst. Professor Centre for Biological Sciences (CBS) and coordinator of weekly seminar series introduced the guest to faculty members and students

Islam

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Maldives: Islamic Ministry proposes compulsory Zakat in new bill

By Zaheena Rasheed Islamic minister Dr Mohamed Shaheem Ali Saeed says proposed legislation to collect, distribute, and manage Zakat would facilitate the collection of MVR500 million annually. Speaking at a workshop involving stakeholders to the Zakat bill, Shaheem said Zakat systems are protected by law in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Sudan, Kuwait, and Malaysia. “In these

Sheikh Abdullah bin Bayyah1

Meet the Controversial Muslim Leader Who Has Advised the White House

Sheikh Abdullah bin Bayyah issued a fatwa condemning ISIS violence last week. By Kaveh Waddell The White House is taking a closer look at the role of religion in its campaign against violent extremism in the Middle East. In a speech last week laced with references to religion, President Obama called on Muslim leaders and

Kaaba Key Keeper Sheikh Abdul Qadir Taha Al-Sheibi

Kaaba key keeper dies

Sheikh Abdul Qadir Taha Al-Sheibi, who held the traditional key to the Kaaba, died in Makkah on Thursday. He was 74. The Al-Sheibi family has been holding the position of key-keeper since pre-Islamic times. The family of the present custodians is linked to Sheiba bin Othman Abi Talha who lived during the time of Prophet

Islam8

Open Letter from a Muslim to all Muslims worldwide

“Prophets before you were mocked.”  “Pray, Forgive, And Educate Muslims”  “Islam A Mercy to Mankind”  “No Brutality” (The Holy Qur’an) By T.O. Shanavas Here We Go Again!! Two masked gunmen shouting “Allahu Akbar (Allah is great)” entered the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris and opened fire, horrifically killing at least 12

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

France-Charlie Hebdo5

Questions abound over Paris attacks

As a writer, I am a passionate advocate of freedom of speech. But I draw the line when it comes to hate mongering through racial, ethnic or religious taunts or insults. By Tariq A. Al Maeena The slogan Je Suis Charlie (I am Charlie) was adopted in an orgiastic fervour by hundreds of thousands if

Jama Masjid Imam Ahmed Bukhari1

SPECIAL REPORT: Muslims lash out at Jama Masjid Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari, say he is a thug who has lost confidence of Indian Muslims

By Abdul Hafiz Lakhani and Danish Ahmad Khan Ahmedabad/New Delhi: As was expected New Delhi’s Jama Masjid’s ‘Shahi’ Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari revealed his true color when he invited Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for Dastar-e-Bandi (anointment) of his son Shabban Bukhari as Naib Imam (Deputy Imam) and flagrantly used 2002 Gujarat Riots and victimized

Business

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

Communalism

Islamophobia

France-Charlie Hebdo5

Questions abound over Paris attacks

As a writer, I am a passionate advocate of freedom of speech. But I draw the line when it comes to hate mongering through racial, ethnic or religious taunts or insults. By Tariq A. Al Maeena The slogan Je Suis Charlie (I am Charlie) was adopted in an orgiastic fervour by hundreds of thousands if

Minorities

Human Chain Kishanganj1

Human Chain organizes lecture on Vision 2020 at Kishanganj

IMO News Service “History testifies that the nations who had dreamed for their nation’s bright future and they made their dream true with endless effort, at the same time the nation who had left dreaming for bright future of their nation, they were insulted, became slave”. These thoughts were expressed by General Secretary of Human

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