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Indian Muslim Observer | India's First Online Muslim Newspaper

India

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Indian politics: Has PM Narendra Modi become irrelevant?

By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal No one thinks so. It is just that Kejriwal snatched the aura from his persona. In Indian politics, generally, no one becomes irrelevant for too long. But not everybody! Many irrelevant leaders have returned to active politics and become relevant again. So, one can’t write off PM Modi as being

Chennai-NCD India

Career: Design Study becomes fastest growing field of academic discipline

By Syed Ali Mujtaba Design study is a fastest growing academic field, overtaking the traditional Arts, Science & Commerce disciplines. “Why & How” are the questions that are often asked and this needs explanation? Well, today we live in a world which is business oriented or business dominated. This world is quite different from the

World

Betty Shabbaaz

Betty Shabbazz? What a Muslim woman!

[February 21 is the day that Al-Hajj Malik al Shabazz, popularly known as Malcolm X, was martyred, and is therefore the day on which he is honoured internationally. In the featured article, the world renowned Islamic scholar, Shaykh Imran Hosein from the Carribean describes his encounter with the widow of Malcolm X, Betty Shabbazz, during

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

Vladimir Putin, Hassan Rouhani

Russia to ensure protection of Iranian nuclear assets?

By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal It seems Russia, as a rare gesture in diplomacy with Islamic world, has taken as it its prerogative to protect Iran, its long time arms customer in the Gulf, from any possible enemy attacks aiming at its nuclear assets. Russo-Iranian bilateral trade has been increasing manifolds in recent years. Apart

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

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Okhlaheadlines.com: A community portal of Okhla’s one million people launched

[New Delhi’s Okhla has again got a dedicated News Portal. The valiant effort has come from my friend Shahabuddin Yakub. The launch of this community portal has come despite the failure of similar initiatives in the past. Some of the portals dedicated in the recent past include Okhla Times, Jamia.biz, Okhla Post, OkhlaLive.net and ApnaOkhla.com,

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OPINION: When “Freedom of Expression” becomes barbaric

By Mahfoozur Rahman The infamous attack on the office of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo resulted in killing of 12 people including its editor, of course a terror attack, must be condemned by all without distinguishing of any region, religion or class. There is no place of such inhuman activities in Islam since it is

People

Betty Shabbaaz

Betty Shabbazz? What a Muslim woman!

[February 21 is the day that Al-Hajj Malik al Shabazz, popularly known as Malcolm X, was martyred, and is therefore the day on which he is honoured internationally. In the featured article, the world renowned Islamic scholar, Shaykh Imran Hosein from the Carribean describes his encounter with the widow of Malcolm X, Betty Shabbazz, during

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

Mohammad Umar Gautam

The Real ‘Ghar Wapsi': No Reason to Accept Defeat

By Khalid Noor Mohammed Mohammed Omar Gautam is not a very popular name. Nor does he seek publicity. His activities are not announced through press conferences. Nor will you find videos of his on YouTube. Yet, he has done in a few decades what institutions strive to achieve in a generation. Born Shyam Prasad Gautam

Book Review

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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

Chennai-NCD India

Career: Design Study becomes fastest growing field of academic discipline

By Syed Ali Mujtaba Design study is a fastest growing academic field, overtaking the traditional Arts, Science & Commerce disciplines. “Why & How” are the questions that are often asked and this needs explanation? Well, today we live in a world which is business oriented or business dominated. This world is quite different from the

India-Education6

India’s HRD Ministry announces many schemes to inculcate educational zeal

IMO News Service A number of schemes has been announced by the HRD Ministry. The Department of School Education and Literacy has supported the Ministry of Women and Child Development for roll out of “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao” Abhiyan in 100 districts of the country to enhance the sex ratio and the status of the

Sci-Tech

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

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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Maharashtra Governor launches Dawoodi Bohra I LOVE CLEANLINESS campaign

IMO News Service Mumbai: Ch Vidyasagar Rao, Governor of Maharashtra, launched and participated in the Mumbai Chapter of the I LOVE CLEANLINESS campaign undertaken by the Dawoodi Bohra community members residing in Mumbai on Friday, 13th February 2015. The project was organized by the Burhani Foundation-India (BFI), an environmental research and awareness institute established by

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

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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

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OPINION: When “Freedom of Expression” becomes barbaric

By Mahfoozur Rahman The infamous attack on the office of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo resulted in killing of 12 people including its editor, of course a terror attack, must be condemned by all without distinguishing of any region, religion or class. There is no place of such inhuman activities in Islam since it is

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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

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

Udyavar-Lakshmi caught stealing in burka

Lakshmi in ‘burkha’ caught stealing gold at wedding in Udyavar

A woman was caught attempting to steal valuables at a wedding function in guise of ‘burkha’ at Udyavar in Udupi district on Sunday (February 15, 2015). Since two women in burkha were behaving and moving suspiciously in the wedding hall, few others at the venue kept them under observation. One of the women was caught

Islamophobia

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OPINION: When “Freedom of Expression” becomes barbaric

By Mahfoozur Rahman The infamous attack on the office of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo resulted in killing of 12 people including its editor, of course a terror attack, must be condemned by all without distinguishing of any region, religion or class. There is no place of such inhuman activities in Islam since it is

Minorities

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