Magnifera Publications Pvt. Ltd. is going to organize its first story writing competition for children. It is open to all and of all ages and nationality. The language will be English only. The prize money will be Rs. 20,000/-(first) Rs. 15,000/-(second) Rs. 10,000/-(third) and Rs. 5000/-(three consolation prizes). The writers are requested to send their manuscripts to Magnifera Publications by 31 May, 2016. The award will be announced after receiving the requisite entries. For details, visit the publishing house website, www.magniferapublications.com

India

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Digging Deeper for Profit, Leaving Poorer the Earth, the Common Man

Cobrapost takes a look at the water packaging industry across India and finds that barring two dozen companies all are exploiting groundwater to the hilt for profit but failing in discharging their obligation: recharging the aquifers. As a result wherever these operate, they leave the local community bereft of their share of water as the

Health-Corporate Hospital

Is the corporate hospital killing small hospitals and exploiting patients?

You’ve heard the stories many times. Now two doctors confirm the role of corporate hospitals in merciless killing of small hospitals in a new book. During the past twenty years, following liberalisation policies, the growth of the IT industry and other factors, as well as disposable incomes among certain classes, have increased – though this

World

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Philippines: D.O.T. promotes halal food prep as more firms await certification

By Manuel Cayon Davao City, Philippines: The Department of Tourism (DOT) went full blast in promoting halal, the Islamic practice in food-related preparation, and said it would up its scale in the Crescent Rating on preferred global destinations for Muslim travelers. Tourism Assistant Secretary Arturo Boncato Jr. said the promotion in recent years of Islamic

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Fear of Arabic in USA: Islamophobia, Hatred and the Arabic Language

Apparently, some Islamophobes in the USA seem to be scared of the Arabic language. By Sufyan bin Uzayr While both sane and insane voices exist in every society, it is common knowledge by now that Islamophobes are pretty loud in the West, especially in USA. The story of Ahmed, the kid who brought a self-made

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The ‘United States of Israel’

Israeli interests seemed to be the key agenda for all the potential US presidents attending the American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference By Tariq Al Maeena The United States of Israel, or so it seemed at the 2016 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (Aipac) policy conference held last week. US presidential contenders were outdoing each

Interfaith

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Passover In The Quran: A Shared Islamic-Jewish View

Can Qur’an quotes help Jews and Muslims during Passover?   By Rabbi Allen S. Maller Politically motivated people can easily use selected parts of their own religion and/or of their opponents religion, to justify their own political actions and goals; just as lovers of co-existence can use their own religion, and the religion of others,

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Halal, Kosher and Religious Understanding

By Rabbi Allen S. Maller What can the differences and the similarities between the laws of Halal and Kashrut teach us about Islam and Judaism? There are three ways to compare different religions. One way is the Medieval polemical style: ‘my way is true and any differences between my way and other ways is due

People

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Pakistan & India’s bias against Allama Mashriqi and the Khaksar Tehrik

By Nasim Yousaf   The freedom of the Indian sub-continent (now comprised of Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan) did not come easy. Its foundation is built on the blood of the Khaksars as well as Allama Mashriqi’s teenage son, who were killed in the struggle for independence. Mashriqi, his immediate, family, and the Khaksars made immense

Kerala-Cherusseri Zainudheen Musliyar

Kerala sheds tears over the departure of the erudite fiqhi scholar

By Mubashir V.P Even days after the demise of well-known Kerala Muslim leader Cherusseri Zainudheen Musliyar, people owing various organizational affiliations continue to express their condolence over the irreparable loss of Kerala Muslim society. The scholar, aged 79, bequeathed a rich tradition of peaceful social mobilization of the community and the vibrant transmission of religious

Book Review

Book Review-M K Dhar

Sectarian Hatred: A Menace Spread by the Anti-Muslim intelligence agencies

By Iftikhar Gilani Former high ranking officer of India’s secret service late M K Dhar often in private meetings narrated an incident about a conspiracy of spreading inter-sectarian hatred among Muslims. He has also indirectly hinted about it in his book Mission to Pakistan. Although this book has been written in the form of a

Education

CUSB

CUSB offers two seats reserved to Urdu knowing candidates in BA – B.Ed

 IMO News Service Good news for Urdu knowing candidates as Central University of South Bihar (CUSB) is especially offering two reserved seats in its four-year Integrated BA – BEd. Programme. Public Relation Officer (PRO) Md Mudassir Alam said that as per the norms the University offers reserved seats to two students out of total intake

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Fear of Arabic in USA: Islamophobia, Hatred and the Arabic Language

Apparently, some Islamophobes in the USA seem to be scared of the Arabic language. By Sufyan bin Uzayr While both sane and insane voices exist in every society, it is common knowledge by now that Islamophobes are pretty loud in the West, especially in USA. The story of Ahmed, the kid who brought a self-made

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Dr. Nehad Khan wins nine gold medals and cash prize

IMO News Service Hyderabad: Dr. Nehad Khan, a student of Appolo Institute of Medical Sciences, recently won nine (9) Gold Medals and Cash Prize. Dr Khan is the grandson of Late Mohd Aman Ullah Khan (Ex MLA) and founder MBT (Majlis Bachao Tehreek) and eldest son of MBT President Dr. Khayam Khan. He won gold

Health

Health-Corporate Hospital

Is the corporate hospital killing small hospitals and exploiting patients?

You’ve heard the stories many times. Now two doctors confirm the role of corporate hospitals in merciless killing of small hospitals in a new book. During the past twenty years, following liberalisation policies, the growth of the IT industry and other factors, as well as disposable incomes among certain classes, have increased – though this

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Is Smoking Haram, Halal or Makrooh?

Smoking is nothing but a slow poison ‘SMOKING KILLS’ According to Qur’an and Hadith (The saying of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) all intoxicants are ‘haram’ whereas tobacco is an intoxicating substance. Intoxicants in the light of Qur’an: (Surah Al-Baqarah Ch:2 V:195) وَلَاتُلْقُوابِأَيْدِيكُمْإِلَىالتَّهْلُكَةِ “Don’t make your own hands the cause

Sci-Tech

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Dr. Nehad Khan wins nine gold medals and cash prize

IMO News Service Hyderabad: Dr. Nehad Khan, a student of Appolo Institute of Medical Sciences, recently won nine (9) Gold Medals and Cash Prize. Dr Khan is the grandson of Late Mohd Aman Ullah Khan (Ex MLA) and founder MBT (Majlis Bachao Tehreek) and eldest son of MBT President Dr. Khayam Khan. He won gold

Science-Albert Einstein & Gravitational Waves

A Reform Rabbi, Prophet Muhammad’s Smile and Einstein’s Gravity Waves

By Rabbi Allen S. Maller Astrophysicists have just announced that they have found the first direct evidence of Albert Einstein’s theory of gravitational waves. Since I think of myself as a Reform Rabbi who is a Muslim Jew; when I first heard of this I immediately thought of the Hadith about the Rabbi whose description

Islam

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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

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TNTJ serving Hajj pilgrims by donating blood at Jeddah

By Maheen Mohammed Jeddah: Tamil Nadu Thowheed Jamaath (TNTJ), a South Indian organization, Jeddah region has successfully organized a blood donation campaign on yesterday (18/09/15 Friday) aimed at helping the pilgrims for this year’s Hajj. A major hospital in Makkah Province,  King Fahd Hospital (KFHJ),Jeddah, supervised and coordinated the camp, in which more than 165

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Paris Attacks: The game of 9/11 ends, new game of 13/11 begins

By Shams Tabrez Qasmi The deadly and ghastly attack on civilians is highly condemnable and extremely despicable act Paris has ever witnessed in its history, no religion allows to spill the blood of innocent people, nor has space for those who carry such heinous crime out, no matter whether one person was killed or one

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First Political Self-Evaluation Comes From Arab League

By Rabbi Allen Maller On March 11, 2016 the Arab League, for the first time in its history, publicly declared another Arab group, the Lebanon-based Hezbollah, a terrorist organization. Nearly all members of the pan-Arab body supported this critical decision, except for Lebanon and Iraq, which expressed “reservations,” the 22-member bloc said in a statement

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Fear of Arabic in USA: Islamophobia, Hatred and the Arabic Language

Apparently, some Islamophobes in the USA seem to be scared of the Arabic language. By Sufyan bin Uzayr While both sane and insane voices exist in every society, it is common knowledge by now that Islamophobes are pretty loud in the West, especially in USA. The story of Ahmed, the kid who brought a self-made

Minorities

CUSB

CUSB offers two seats reserved to Urdu knowing candidates in BA – B.Ed

 IMO News Service Good news for Urdu knowing candidates as Central University of South Bihar (CUSB) is especially offering two reserved seats in its four-year Integrated BA – BEd. Programme. Public Relation Officer (PRO) Md Mudassir Alam said that as per the norms the University offers reserved seats to two students out of total intake

Business

Yunus faces removal from Grameen Bank

By Julhas Alam Dhaka: Muhammad Yunus, the Nobel laureate who pioneered small loans for the poor, is flouting Bangladesh retirement rules by serving as head of microfinance lender Grameen Bank beyond the age of 60, the central bank said, as a campaign to remove him intensifies. Yunus, an often outspoken critic of Bangladesh’s government, has

Terrorism

Media should get Islam right

The media shows Muslim terrorists with guns performing prayers but rarely associates terms like terrorist, fanatic and fundamentalist with any other religious group. By Hind Al-Subai Al-Idrisi Given the amount of violence and instability in countries with Muslim majorities, such as Iraq and Afghanistan, some people mistakenly assume the violence stems from Islamic teachings, when

Communalism

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‘Real Bharat Mata ki Jai lies in the economic prosperity of the common man’

By Masood Peshimam A new dimension is added to the controversial suspension of AIMIM legislator Waris Pathan’s over refusing to say Bharat Mata ki Jay.   Interestingly some well known Muslims in Mumbai have sought to interpret the event as match fixing between Owaisi and the BJP.  Advancing the dimension of match fixing between Owaisi and

Islamophobia

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Fear of Arabic in USA: Islamophobia, Hatred and the Arabic Language

Apparently, some Islamophobes in the USA seem to be scared of the Arabic language. By Sufyan bin Uzayr While both sane and insane voices exist in every society, it is common knowledge by now that Islamophobes are pretty loud in the West, especially in USA. The story of Ahmed, the kid who brought a self-made

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