India

Narendra Modi-Muslim leaders meeting

PM Narendra Modi promises full support to Muslims

He specifically assured the leaders that he will look into their grievances on shrines, mosques and madrassas New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday promised his full support in addressing grievances of all sections of the Muslim society with particular focus on ameliorating their social conditions and meeting their educational requirements. Modi made his

BJP National Executive Meeting1

Congress government sold India to benefit the rich, will BJP too?

By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal Taking on Congress over its charge that his government was pro-rich, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 4, 2015 accused it of ‘selling the nation to benefit the rich’ when it was in power and asked BJP workers to fight the falsehood with facts and self-confidence. In his concluding

World

Palestine4

Palestine joins international Criminal Court in a move ahead towards sovereignty

By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal In pursuance of their legitimate right to sovereignty from Israeli brutal occupation and related crimes, and upon strenuous efforts by the Palestine leadership PLO, now Palestine has been admitted into International Criminal Court. The accession on April 1 is another landmark in the Palestinian diplomatic and legal international campaign, which

Forbes 2015-Muslim Billionaires1

Forbes Richest 2015: Muslim billionaires are struggling for ascendency

By Abdul Rashid Agwan It is interesting to note names of 112 Muslim billionaires from the Forbes 2015 list of total 1826. There are a number of richest Muslims from various Muslim countries but there are also non-Muslim tycoons in some of them. A good number of Muslim 10-digit dollar makers are from such non-Muslim

Islam & Peace4

Bridging gaps in small steps

By Tariq A. Al-Maeena Religion has been put under the microscope in recent times as many news reports headline the activities of terrorist groups and highlight their religious affiliations.  Islamophobia, a word that was not in the dictionary in the past, has now become common and is very often used in defense against critics. Understandably,

Interfaith

Puttur Madrasa

Madrasa provides shelter to Hindu pilgrims in communally sensitive Puttur

Puttur: In a district like Dakshina Kannada which was earlier known for its communal harmony, the recent spate of communal clashes and provocative acts has left in its wake not merely a tarnished image of the district but also caution, bitterness and wounded feelings among locals belonging to different communities. Not just this, the regular

France-Charlie Hebdo6

Charlie Hebdo — The Ugly face of the West

By Javaid Bashir Charlie Hebdo is the ugly face of the West. The publication of “caricatures” of the Prophet of Islam has exposed the western civil societies. Endless debate and discussions are going on to defend the so-called “Freegom of Expression”. The basic right is enshrined in most of the constitutions It has been violated

Delhi-Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah-Basant Panchmi1

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

Media

People

Book Review-Gopi Chand Narang2

BOOK REVIEW: Zindagi Nama — Gopi Chand Narang

Reviewed by Dr. Mohammad Aleem There are several names in Urdu literature which earned a great name and fame. But, one is unique and apart from others and is hard to forget, and that name is Gopi Chand Narang, a well-known critic of considerable strength and worldwide fame. I came to know about him when

Forbes 2015-Muslim Billionaires1

Forbes Richest 2015: Muslim billionaires are struggling for ascendency

By Abdul Rashid Agwan It is interesting to note names of 112 Muslim billionaires from the Forbes 2015 list of total 1826. There are a number of richest Muslims from various Muslim countries but there are also non-Muslim tycoons in some of them. A good number of Muslim 10-digit dollar makers are from such non-Muslim

Prof. Tauheed Mujawar1

Jamia Islamia Ishaatul Uloom Akkalkuwa Executive Director Prof. Touheed Mujawar presented 2015 Leader’s Award at New Delhi

IMO News Service New Delhi: An award presentation ceremony to recognize excellence in education was recently held at Hayat Regency in New Delhi. Jamia Islamia Ishaatul Uloom Akkalkuwa’s Executive Director Prof. Touheed Mujawar was honoured with the 2015 Leadership Award by Union Minister of State (HRD) Prof. Dr.Ram Shankar Katheria. Chairman of HRD Parliamentry Standing

Book Review

Book Review-Gopi Chand Narang2

BOOK REVIEW: Zindagi Nama — Gopi Chand Narang

Reviewed by Dr. Mohammad Aleem There are several names in Urdu literature which earned a great name and fame. But, one is unique and apart from others and is hard to forget, and that name is Gopi Chand Narang, a well-known critic of considerable strength and worldwide fame. I came to know about him when

Book Review-Muslim Politics in Bihar-Mohamad Sajjad1

Muslim Politics in Bihar — A Review

Book: Muslim Politics In Bihar: Changing Contours Author: Mohammad Sajjad Publisher: Routledge, New Delhi, 2014 Page: pp. 376, Price: Rs 995.00 (The Book Review, vol. 39, no. 2, February 2015, pp. 43-44) By Usha Sanyal In Muslim Politics in Bihar, Mohammad Sajjad, an assistant professor of history at Aligarh Muslim University, breaks new ground in

Education

Hyderabad-MJCET Annual Day2

Muslims are no more backward in education, says Telangana Deputy Chief Minister Mahmood Ali

By Syed Khaled Shahbaaz Hyderabad: The growing cognizance of global competition and educational awareness in the Muslim community, which was partially conceived miserable in agriculture and education sectors earlier, is a laudable feat exclaimed Telangana Deputy Chief Minister Mahmood Ali. Addressing several hundred students during the Annual Day of the prestigious Muffakham Jah College of

Prof. Tauheed Mujawar1

Jamia Islamia Ishaatul Uloom Akkalkuwa Executive Director Prof. Touheed Mujawar presented 2015 Leader’s Award at New Delhi

IMO News Service New Delhi: An award presentation ceremony to recognize excellence in education was recently held at Hayat Regency in New Delhi. Jamia Islamia Ishaatul Uloom Akkalkuwa’s Executive Director Prof. Touheed Mujawar was honoured with the 2015 Leadership Award by Union Minister of State (HRD) Prof. Dr.Ram Shankar Katheria. Chairman of HRD Parliamentry Standing

Sci-Tech

Hyderabad-MJCET Annual Day2

Muslims are no more backward in education, says Telangana Deputy Chief Minister Mahmood Ali

By Syed Khaled Shahbaaz Hyderabad: The growing cognizance of global competition and educational awareness in the Muslim community, which was partially conceived miserable in agriculture and education sectors earlier, is a laudable feat exclaimed Telangana Deputy Chief Minister Mahmood Ali. Addressing several hundred students during the Annual Day of the prestigious Muffakham Jah College of

Science-Space Technology & Muslims2

Space: A (peaceful) possibility for the Muslim World?

By Christina Boyes Natural resource problems, political instability, and funding issues, make active space programs a challenge in much of the Muslim World. In some countries, the lack of access to large bodies of water or other uninhabited space and other necessary resources, make space exploration the subject of fantasy. In others, social support, political

Science-Big Bang Theory

Ahmed Farag Ali et al bangs up the ‘big bang’ theory

By Abdul Rashid Agwan In a breakthrough research in quantum physics, Dr. Ahmed Farag Ali of Benha University, Egypt, along with an India borne Professor Saurya Das of the University of Lethbridge, Canada, created a series of equations that describe a universe much like Hoyle’s; one without a beginning or end. It is generally believed

Editorial

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Frank Islam5

INTERVIEW WITH FRANK ISLAM: Muslim faith is hijacked by those who practice radical Islam, says proud Muslim American recipient of Martin Luther King Jr. Award for 2015

Frank Fakhrul Islam, the proud recipient of Martin Luther King Jr. Award for 2015, was recently in India as part of the official U.S. delegation accompanying President Barack Obama during his visit to attend the Republic Day. Popularly called Frank Islam, the Azamgarh-born multifaceted and dynamic personality Mr. Islam is an Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Author, Civic

Islam

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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

Islam & Peace4

Bridging gaps in small steps

By Tariq A. Al-Maeena Religion has been put under the microscope in recent times as many news reports headline the activities of terrorist groups and highlight their religious affiliations.  Islamophobia, a word that was not in the dictionary in the past, has now become common and is very often used in defense against critics. Understandably,

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Indian Muslims13

Spiritual Rejuvenation of Indian Muslims

By Zafar A. Bari   Post 9/11, there has been an alarming rise in Islamophobia or hatred towards Muslims. Indian Muslims have also borne the brunt of this undesirable trend. Unfortunately, catch words like Islam, and Muslims have come to be associated with extremism, terrorism, cruelty, anti-national and the like. Muslims are seen with suspicion

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

Minorities

Narendra Modi-Muslim leaders meeting

PM Narendra Modi promises full support to Muslims

He specifically assured the leaders that he will look into their grievances on shrines, mosques and madrassas New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday promised his full support in addressing grievances of all sections of the Muslim society with particular focus on ameliorating their social conditions and meeting their educational requirements. Modi made his

Business

Malaysia-6th Muslim World Biz 2015-Soft Launch

Soft launch of 6th Muslim World Biz 2015 held at Kuala Lumpur

IMO News Service The 6th Muslim World Biz 2015 Business & Investment Zone was officially launched recently at the Pacific Grand Ballroom of the Seri Pacific Hotel, Kuala Lumpur by Yang Berhormat Datuk Ir. Haji Hamim Bin Samuri, Deputy Minister of International Trade & Industry (MITI). Organized by OIC International Business Centre, in collaboration with

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4Th HalalExpo Latino Americana 2015 to be held from November 16-17

IMO News Service The 4th edition of “The Halal Expo Latino Americana” will be held from November 16 to 17, 2015. The HalalFoodInternactional & Chilehalal group will be hosting the 2-day annual event. The event organizers in a press release said that the three previous editions had been a huge success. The past editions received

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Terrorism

Islam & Peace4

Bridging gaps in small steps

By Tariq A. Al-Maeena Religion has been put under the microscope in recent times as many news reports headline the activities of terrorist groups and highlight their religious affiliations.  Islamophobia, a word that was not in the dictionary in the past, has now become common and is very often used in defense against critics. Understandably,

Communalism

Gujarat-Juhapura-AH Lakhani4

Gujarat: Why are only Muslim areas being targeted in AMC demolition drive?

By Abdul Hafiz Lakhani Ahmedabad: Gujarat’s largest Muslim ghetto Juhapura in Ahmedabad is once again in the news for wrong reasons. The nexus between Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC), ruling BJP party in AMC and builders of the area have rendered thousands of Muslims homeless. A group of locals in Juhapura area of Ahmedabad city recently

Islamophobia

Indian Muslims13

Spiritual Rejuvenation of Indian Muslims

By Zafar A. Bari   Post 9/11, there has been an alarming rise in Islamophobia or hatred towards Muslims. Indian Muslims have also borne the brunt of this undesirable trend. Unfortunately, catch words like Islam, and Muslims have come to be associated with extremism, terrorism, cruelty, anti-national and the like. Muslims are seen with suspicion

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