India

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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

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SPECIAL REPORT: With Al Qaeda leader mentioning Gujarat in his speech, victimization threat looms large on Gujarat Muslims

By Abdul Hafiz Lakhani                                                                                                                                                        Ahmedabad: The Muslims of Gujarat were seriously victimised by khakhi terror in last couple of years, especially after the infamous 2002 riots. Now the new threat by Al Qaeda has raised many questions. Will Muslims in the state be again targetted by police and other investigating agencies? Al Qaeda leader

World

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Why poverty in developed USA?

By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal True,  America is the most developed nation on earth, endowed with  natural resources in abundance and equipped with all advanced  fortifications in terms of economy, education,  military, nukes, remote surveillance technology. Hence world recognizes USA as the unmatched superpower without facing any existential problems. True, in order to secure its

Interfaith

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Peace Foundation condemns ‘Love Jihad’

IMO News Service Patna, Bihar: The Peace Foundation, an organisation of Patna’s Muslim intellectuals, has condemned ‘love jihad’.  Naushad Ansari, General Secretary of Peace Foundation, said that the marriages of young boys and girls belonging to two different communities is not a new trend. In most of such cases either boy or girl change their

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Indialogue Foundation calls for papers for Gandhi Jayanti Seminar on “Embracing the Other” to mark International Day of Non-Violence

IMO News Service New Delhi: Indialogue Foundation is seeking papers for Gandhi Jayanti Seminar on “Embracing the Other” to mark International Day of Non-Violence 2nd October 2014 at New Delhi. The seminar is being organized by Indialogue Foundation. Three leading NGOs — Interfaith Foundation India, Islamic Studies Association and Global Peace Foundation India — have

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Muslim girls in Jharkhand shatter Sanskrit stereotypes

By Pankaj Kumar Dhanbad: It’s a language traditionally associated with sacred Hindu texts. But about 100 Muslim girls in two Jharkhand schools have shattered the stereotype about Sanskrit, choosing the classical language over Urdu and Persian, saying it is much easier to learn and score good marks in. Muslim girls recite a Sanskrit couplet in

Media

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

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How a biased Urdu press can harm India’s secular image with half-truths, lies

By Hasan Suroor Akhbar-e-Mashriq is widely regarded as a balanced and sober Urdu daily published from Kolkata but recently, it ran an uncharacteristically sensational front page with the banner headline, Islami Shiddat Pasand Hamare Haqeequee Mohafiz (“Islamic extremists our real protectors”). It was inspired by a quote from one of the Indian nurses who had

People

M.F.H. Beg, Founder Director of Jamia Co-operative Bank Ltd. sitting along with Danish Ahmad Khan, Founder-Editor of Indian Muslim Observer

Interview with M.F.H. Beg, Founder Director, Jamia Co-operative Bank Ltd: “Jamia Co-operative Bank Ltd. is an epitome of interfaith harmony. Most depositors are Hindus, while most Muslims have been given loans”

Meet Mr. M.F.H. Beg, the Founder Director of Jamia Co-operative Bank Ltd. A person with serious concern, compassion and soft corner for poor and marginalized sections of the society, Mr. Beg was deeply pained at the step-motherly treatment being meted out to the residents of Muslim-dominated Jamia Nagar, Okhla in New Delhi. The situation was

Book Review

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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

Book Review-Allama Mashriqi-Founder of Islamia College

Allama Mashriqi: Educationist and Founder of Islamia College Peshawar

In commemoration of 100 years of Islamia College By Nasim Yousaf Allama Mashriqi was one of the founding fathers of Islamia College (Peshawar). His long association with the said college, first as its Vice-Principal and later as Principal, brought about a revolution in education and gave new dimensions to one of the most educationally backward

Education

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Saudi Arabia: When a new school year stirs old fears of abuse

By Tariq A. Al-Maeena   This past week millions of children in the Kingdom made their way to school for the beginning of the school year.  For the parents of some of these children, there remains a degree of anxiety as their children disappear behind the gates of their schools. Mandi, an American mother who

India-Muslim Women Education3

Muslim girls in Jharkhand shatter Sanskrit stereotypes

By Pankaj Kumar Dhanbad: It’s a language traditionally associated with sacred Hindu texts. But about 100 Muslim girls in two Jharkhand schools have shattered the stereotype about Sanskrit, choosing the classical language over Urdu and Persian, saying it is much easier to learn and score good marks in. Muslim girls recite a Sanskrit couplet in

Farahnaz Ispahani

Only Quaid-e-Azam’s ideal can save minorities in Pakistan: Ispahani

By Manzar Imam New Delhi: The Academy of International Studies (AIS), Jamia Millia Islamia under its Pakistan Studies Programme organized a talk on “Religious Minorities in Pakistan” on Wednesday, 13 August, 2014 at Ho Chi Minh Conference Room, AIS. Farahnaz Ispahani, former member of the National Assembly of Pakistan and Media Advisor to President Asif

Sci-Tech

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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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SPECIAL REPORT: With Al Qaeda leader mentioning Gujarat in his speech, victimization threat looms large on Gujarat Muslims

By Abdul Hafiz Lakhani                                                                                                                                                        Ahmedabad: The Muslims of Gujarat were seriously victimised by khakhi terror in last couple of years, especially after the infamous 2002 riots. Now the new threat by Al Qaeda has raised many questions. Will Muslims in the state be again targetted by police and other investigating agencies? Al Qaeda leader

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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Low-cost Haj: Ministry begins accepting online applications

By Nadim Al-Hamid Jeddah: The Haj Ministry website has started accepting applications from Saudis and expatriates who wanted to make use of the low-cost Haj scheme. More than 40,000 pilgrims are expected to benefit from the low-cost Haj scheme this year, said Abdul Hameed Al-Sinani, secretary general of the Coordination Council for Domestic Haj Service

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SPECIAL REPORT: With Al Qaeda leader mentioning Gujarat in his speech, victimization threat looms large on Gujarat Muslims

By Abdul Hafiz Lakhani                                                                                                                                                        Ahmedabad: The Muslims of Gujarat were seriously victimised by khakhi terror in last couple of years, especially after the infamous 2002 riots. Now the new threat by Al Qaeda has raised many questions. Will Muslims in the state be again targetted by police and other investigating agencies? Al Qaeda leader

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

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“Love Jihad” a ploy to launch “Love Dharamyudh”?

It will be better if the forces of Hindutva realise sooner than later that the card of communalism cannot work in India on a long term basis. The latest bye-election results should be a sufficient warning to BJP that the communal card that brought the BJP to power has already started losing its lustre.  

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EDITORIAL: “Shariah Courts have lost thier utility. They should be banned”

By Mohammad Aleem India is a vast country and has a rich religious and cultural heritage. Among many other religious communities, Muslims hold the distinction of being one of the largest minority groups. However, this community is known for its educational and economic backwardness due to many known and unknown reasons. But, the community gets

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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

Gujarat Muslims3

Gujarat: Muslims not allowed to do meat and egg business in Palitana

By Abdul Hafiz Lakhani Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s brainchild ‘Vibarant Gujarat’ will be held in the State this time under the leadership of new Chief Minister Anandiben Patel. At a time when western diplomats and investors are making a beeline to seek favours from Gujarat , Muslims are not allowed to do meat business

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Malaysia to host biggest ever Muslim World Trade Event

Over 50 countries mainly from the OIC, Europe and Asia expected to participate IMO News Service Recently, one of the most efficient and powerful Muslim World trade platform, the 5th OIC World BIZ ‘Business & Investment Zone’ Exhibition & Conference 2014 (formerly known as the Muslim World BIZ) with its theme ‘TOWARDS EXCELLENT GLOBAL ECONOMIES’

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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

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SPECIAL REPORT: With Al Qaeda leader mentioning Gujarat in his speech, victimization threat looms large on Gujarat Muslims

By Abdul Hafiz Lakhani                                                                                                                                                        Ahmedabad: The Muslims of Gujarat were seriously victimised by khakhi terror in last couple of years, especially after the infamous 2002 riots. Now the new threat by Al Qaeda has raised many questions. Will Muslims in the state be again targetted by police and other investigating agencies? Al Qaeda leader

Communalism

India-Muslims7

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

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“Love Jihad” a ploy to launch “Love Dharamyudh”?

It will be better if the forces of Hindutva realise sooner than later that the card of communalism cannot work in India on a long term basis. The latest bye-election results should be a sufficient warning to BJP that the communal card that brought the BJP to power has already started losing its lustre.  

Minorities

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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

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