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  • Black Eid

    Muslims observe 'Black Eid' over Haryana lynching

    A majority of Meos (Muslims) in Haryana's Mewat region on Monday observed a "Black Eid" by tying black bands on their arms to protest against the lynching of a young man four days ago. The Muslim community in Mewat and adjoining region decided to express its anguish in the wake of the June 22 lynching of 19-year-old Junaid on a moving train by a group of people. Junaid, a resident of Khandwali village near Ballabgarh, and four others

    Cities | June 26, 2017
  • Eid

    Muslims in Southeast Asia mark end of Ramadan

    Millions of people across Southeast Asia on Sunday celebrated the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting. Leaders of Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei joined in the holiday celebrations that began with a morning ceremony, reports Efe news. Indonesian President Joko Widodo, accompanied by First Lady Iriana, took part in the Eid-ul-Fitr prayers at the Istiqlal Mosque, the largest in Southeast Asia. Widodo then left for the presidential palace to continue the tradition of opening its doors

    World | June 25, 2017
  • Muslim, Arab, yoga day

    Muslim-majority Arab countries join yoga day celebrations

    Muslim-majority countries Egypt and the UAE joined the world in celebrating the third International Yoga Day with a large number of people performing yogic asanas which have gained popularity in the two Arab countries over the years. In Egypt, the most populous Arab country, a large number of people gathered before Iftar at the Baron Palace, a distinctive historic Indian-inspired mansion in Heliopolis, to practice yoga with professional trainers. In his speech during the celebration, India's Ambassador to Egypt Sanjay Bhattacharyya thanked

    World | June 22, 2017
  • Taslima Nasreen

    Exiled Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen's visa extended for a year

    Controversial Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen's visa has been extended for one year, with effect from July 23, 2017, by the Union home ministry. Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday gave approval for the visa extension, official sources said. Taslima, a citizen of Sweden, has been getting Indian visa on a continuous basis since 2004. Her visa has been further extended on the basis of the Swedish passport, they said. Taslima is living in exile since she

    India | June 20, 2017
  • ISIS march in Afghanistan

    Failure of Muslim ruling elite

    Freed from Al Qaeda in 2001, the Tora Bora caves and the tunnels in Afghanistan have now fallen to violent extremists linked to the militant Islamic State (ISIS) group. This strategic ‘victory’ for the terrorist group came after the US dropped the so-called mother of all bombs in April on its hideouts, a network of tunnels in Afghanistan. The ISIS march in Afghanistan has once again proved that finding new physical spaces is not a major issue for the terrorists; many conflict-ridden,

    Opinion | June 20, 2017
  • Muslim quota bill

    Will take up Muslim quota bill with Centre: Telangana CM

    Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Sunday said his government will take up the bill providing 12 per cent reservation to Muslims, passed by the state legislature, with the Centre for its nod. "When I had a meeting with the Prime Minister, I told him that it was our (TRS') election promise to give 12 per cent reservations to Muslims....the Assembly has already passed resolutions in this regard and it was sent to the Centre. He (PM) asked me

    Cities | June 18, 2017
  • London fire

    London fire: Fasting Muslims helped save lives

    Muslim residents observing Ramadan have been hailed as heroes after they helped save many sleeping neighbours from the horrific Grenfell Tower fire. Residents who had stayed up for Sehri (pre-dawn meal) saw the inferno break out just before 1 a.m. After sensing the smoke smell about an hour after midnight Tuesday, the fasting Muslims came out of their homes and began running around, frantically knocking on neighbours' doors to wake them up, the Daily Mail reported on Thursday.

    World | June 15, 2017
  • Iftar

    RSS's Muslim wing organises Iftar in Ayodhya

    Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM), the RSS's Muslim wing, organised an Iftar party in Ayodhya, where Muslims broke their fast with cow milk. "Muslims took a pledge at the Iftar that they will not eat beef as it causes disease. They also agreed that cow milk is good for health and has medicinal values," MRM patron Indresh Kumar said. Kumar was the chief guest at the Iftar party organised last evening. The MRM had invited prominent Muslim residents

    India | June 15, 2017
  • British Muslim community

    UK ignored Muslim alarms

    There’s a familiar refrain every time a Muslim militant commits an attack in the Western world: The community should have done more; the attacker’s family, friends and social networks should have seen the warning signs and warned the authorities. This is a legitimate concern; certainly it is the duty of Muslim communities to report possible radicalisation among their members with an aim to preventing terror attacks that will claim the lives of innocents and further stigmatise an increasingly marginalised group. In tandem,

    Opinion | June 13, 2017
  • Frank F Islam

    'Education must be Muslim priority'

    Frank F Islam is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, civic leader and thought leader in America with roots in Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh. He has a special commitment to civic, educational and artistic causes. In all his endeavours, he strives to create opportunities that are sustainable and uplifting for humanity, guided by hard work, focus, quality, innovation and kindness. Frank currently heads the FI Investment Group, a private investment holding company that he established in 2007 after he sold his information technology firm, the

    Opinion | June 3, 2017