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Islam is for all creations and not ‘community specific’

Islam does not depend on its adherents only rather it shows the path of eternal welfare/salvation of every creation of the Almighty, besides enduring existence of the Universal system of Islam even without followers: ‘Aslamat Sara, La Zad Al-Muslimun Wa La Qalat Al-Nasara’ (Sara has converted (to Islam), neither increasing …

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How these Muslim authors are writing the wrongs

Five years ago, in the run-up to another general election, Nazia Erum became a mother. “I was struck by fear about giving my newborn daughter a Muslim-sounding name. It was the first time we had an election with barbed rhetoric dividing Hindu and Muslims,” she says. Erum, 32, sought out …

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First Muslim MP elected to Parliament from Maharashtra in 15 years

When journalist-turned-politician Imtiaz Jaleel Syed defeated Shiv Sena MP Chandrakant Khaire by a wafer-thin margin of around 5,000 votes from Aurangabad, he registered some firsts against his name. Apart from being the first MP of the All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) to be elected from outside their traditional pocketborough of …

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Rediscovering Forgotten Indo-Persian Works on Hindu-Muslim Encounters

In the 1680s, a Safavid embassy en route to Southeast Asia stopped briefly in Madras, where several of the Persians attended a memorable party hosted by Franks (Europeans). The evening proved to be magical, if almost unimaginable, for Muhammad Rabi‘, a member of the Iranian diplomatic team. Writing about the …

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Anti-Muslim memes have no place in our politics | Editorial

There is a flyer circulating among voters in Piscataway that uses the kind of coded anti-Muslim language that makes most of us uneasy. The bigger problem is that the person who funded the flyer — powerful state Senator Bob Smith, the Middlesex Democrat — doesn’t see the necessity to repudiate …

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An instance of communal harmony: Muslims donated land for the expansion of temple

Setting an example of inter community goodwill, intricate in the social fabric of India, Muslims of Chotu Athiabari village, District Darrang, Guwahati, Assam, voluntarily donated their pieces of their land for the expansion of the ‘Vishnu temple’. Hindus and Muslims of the village living in harmony/brotherhood since long, celebrate Eid, …

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Siraj-ud-Doulah: Nawab of Bengal, the first ruler who challenged the East India Company

Siraj-ud-Doulah ( 1733 to July 2, 1757) Nawab of Bengal, who foresaw East India Company’s evil designs to annex the country in the garb of trade and took bold/first initiative to thwart Company’s efforts. Taking the reigns of power at an young age of 23, resisted exploitation of the people …

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Shining example: Prince Charles praises Christchurch survivor for forgiving attacker

Prince Charles also urged people to look for the good in even the darkest situations. Category: News, Top Stories, World Posted by safoora Published: Apr 20, 2019, 2:00 pm IST Updated: Apr 20, 2019, 2:04 pm IST CHRISTCHURCH: In an Easter message, Prince Charles honoured Farid Uddin Ahmed, one of …

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Former IAS officer Shah Faesal expresses views as Nauroz-e-Alam, Holi fall on same day

Category: India, Top Stories Posted by Sameer Published: Mar 21, 2019, 7:47 pm IST Updated: Mar 21, 2019, 7:47 pm IST J&K: Former IAS officer Shah Faesal expressing his views on Nauroz-e-Alam and Holi, tweeted, “This year Nauroz e Alam and Holi are being celebrated together. I pray that this …

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