India

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Pune’s Raabta Foundation makes its international presence in Saudi Arabia

IMO News Service Raabta Foundation, a Pune based social organization, has earned accolades for making it presence felt in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Its President Syed Saeed Ahmed, an international motivational speaker was invited by the Saudis to deliver motivational lectures in Urdu/ Hindi in a number of cities ranging from the holy cities

World

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Why is Rumi the best-selling poet in the US?

This 807-year-old Persian mystic and dervish has a massive following in the US and around the world. By Jane Ciabattari The ecstatic poems of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, a Persian poet and Sufi master born 807 years ago in 1207, have sold millions of copies in recent years, making him the most popular poet in

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

Media

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Five ethical problems that plague Indian journalism

A global study warns that India’s media boom will be worthless unless these issues are fixed soon. By Nayantara Narayanan From the Radia tapes in 2010 to the Essar leaks last month, Indian journalism has been creaking under the burden of unethical practices. A new report titled “Untold Stories: How Corruption and Conflicts of Interest

People

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Pune’s Raabta Foundation makes its international presence in Saudi Arabia

IMO News Service Raabta Foundation, a Pune based social organization, has earned accolades for making it presence felt in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Its President Syed Saeed Ahmed, an international motivational speaker was invited by the Saudis to deliver motivational lectures in Urdu/ Hindi in a number of cities ranging from the holy cities

Poet Rumi1

Why is Rumi the best-selling poet in the US?

This 807-year-old Persian mystic and dervish has a massive following in the US and around the world. By Jane Ciabattari The ecstatic poems of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, a Persian poet and Sufi master born 807 years ago in 1207, have sold millions of copies in recent years, making him the most popular poet in

Book Review

Book Review-Uteshwari Maata ka Mahant-R L Francis

Book exposes imperialism of the church: “Unteshwari Mata Ka Mahant”

By RL Francis Name of Book: Unteshwari Mata ka Mahant Author: P.B.Lomeo Price:  300/- ISBN No: 9789384380014 Edition (Year): 2015/First Publisher: Jay Kay Enterprises Format: Paperback E-mail: info@taxshilabooks.in Phone No. 011-23258802, 43528469, 65285328 www.taxshilabooks.in The controversy about Mother Teresa had not subsided, and there is yet another book by P B Lomeo “Unteshwari Mata ka

Education

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IMO EXCLUSIVE: Hamdard Public School is on its deathbed. Where are the Muslim leaders? Should this institution be allowed to die?

By Danish Ahmad Khan The Indian Muslim Observer has published many exclusive stories exposing corruption and maladministration in Hamdard University and Hamdard Public School in the hope that these institutions would be saved from the clutches of corrupt, anti-Muslim and anti-education elements presently ruling the roost. But, it seems that the situation in these institutions

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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

Sci-Tech

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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

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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

IMO IMPACT: Indian Muslim Observer story on ‘House Arrest’ of Jamia Hamdard Chancellor Saiyid Hamid stands true, two Urdu newspapers take up issue after nearly one year

By Danish Ahmad Khan All is surely not well with eminent Muslim personality Saiyid Hamid and the institutions he is presently associated with – Jamia Hamdard (Hamdard University) and Hamdard Education Society. The Indian Muslim Observer story titled “IMO EXCLUSIVE: Son puts Hamdard University Chancellor Saiyid Hamid under ‘House Arrest’?” published on October 28, 2012

MUSLIM MEDIA: Green Colour Paper — An English daily for Muslims is planned

By Debarshi Dasgupta Launching an English daily that specialises in covering Muslim affairs is an idea many have broached, even attempted. But it has remained illusory so far. While many attempts didn’t go beyond the drawing board, the few that made it to a print-run didn’t survive more than a few months, accentuating the challenges

Islam

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The Human Tragedy in Syria and Yarmouk still continuing

By Harun Yahya The Middle East, the scene of war and slaughter for hundreds of years, is the bloodiest region in the world. Instead of bringing with them peace and stability, the revolutionary movements that began with the hope of ushering in a ‘Spring’ actually led to greater bloodshed and violence and casting a pall

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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

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The Human Tragedy in Syria and Yarmouk still continuing

By Harun Yahya The Middle East, the scene of war and slaughter for hundreds of years, is the bloodiest region in the world. Instead of bringing with them peace and stability, the revolutionary movements that began with the hope of ushering in a ‘Spring’ actually led to greater bloodshed and violence and casting a pall

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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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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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

Business

Camille Paldi, CEO, FAAIF Ltd.

FAAIF announces two summer Islamic Finance events in Europe for August 2015

FAAIF enters European market with Islamic finance training. Dubai, UAE: Camille Paldi, CEO of FAAIF, the Franco-American Alliance for Islamic Finance, announces Islamic Finance for Lawyers in the Hague, Netherlands August 17-18, 2015 and Shariáh and Islamic Finance in London, UK August 24-25, 2015. Paldi invites CEO’s, professionals, academics, students, lawyers, bankers, NGO’s, government, non-profits,

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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

Camille Paldi, CEO, FAAIF Ltd.

FAAIF announces two summer Islamic Finance events in Europe for August 2015

FAAIF enters European market with Islamic finance training. Dubai, UAE: Camille Paldi, CEO of FAAIF, the Franco-American Alliance for Islamic Finance, announces Islamic Finance for Lawyers in the Hague, Netherlands August 17-18, 2015 and Shariáh and Islamic Finance in London, UK August 24-25, 2015. Paldi invites CEO’s, professionals, academics, students, lawyers, bankers, NGO’s, government, non-profits,

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

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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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