Haj subsidy to be abolished by 2018, draft Haj policy submitted to Centre Current Affairs 

Haj subsidy to be abolished by 2018, draft Haj policy submitted to Centre

Mumbai: A ministry of minority affairs committee on Saturday submitted a draft Haj policy to the Centre suggesting slew of reforms in the existing policy including immediate abolition of the Haj subsidy and allowing women devotees above the age of 45 years to undertake the pilgrimage without any male mehram (close relative) in a group of four or more. The five-member panel of the special Haj committee, tasked with drafting a new policy for the pilgrimage between 2018 and 2022. In 2012, Supreme Court has asked the Centre to gradually…

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Hazrat Khadija's age at the time of Marriage with Prophet Muhammad 40 or 25 Islam 

Hazrat Khadija’s age at the time of Marriage with Prophet Muhammad: 40 or 25?

Hazrat Khadija, who was well-known as Tahira, was daughter of Fatima bint Za’idah and Khuwaylid ibn Asad ibn Abdul-Uzza, her father was a prominent figure in the tribe. The first husband was Abu Hala ibn Zarrara Tamimi. She bore two sons Hind and Harris with her first husband. After the death of Abu Hala, she got married to Atiq ibn A’idh ibn Abdullah Al-Makhzumi. To husband Atiq, Khadija bore a daughter named Hind. After the death of Atiq, Prophet Muhammad (saw) at the age of 25 before the prophet-hood got married…

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کیاام المومنین حضرت خدیجہؓ حضور اکرمؐ سے عمر میں 15 سال بڑی تھیں؟ Islam Urdu Articles 

کیاام المومنین حضرت خدیجہؓ حضور اکرمؐ سے عمر میں 15 سال بڑی تھیں؟

حضرت خدیجہ رضی اﷲ عنہا جو طاہرہ کے لقب سے مشہور تھیں، فاطمہ بنت زاہدہ کی بیٹی تھیں۔ والد خویلد بن اسعد بن عبدی العزّیٰ تھے۔ قبیلہ میں ممتاز تھے۔ باپ کے سلب ماں کے بطن سے حضرت خدیجہ پیدا ہوئیں۔ پہلے شوہر ابوہالہ بن زرارہ تمیمی تھے۔ ان سے دو لڑکے ہند اور حارث (ہالہ بقول کچھ سیرت نگار)پیدا ہوئے۔ ابوہالہ کے انتقال کے بعد عتیق بن عائذ مخزومی سے نکاح ہوا۔ ان سے ایک لڑکی ’ہند‘ پیدا ہوئی۔ عتیق کے انتقال کے بعد مکہ میں آنحضرتؐ نے نبوت…

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Hate Tracker: a database of identity based hate crimes in India by Hindustan Times Society 

Hate Tracker: a database of identity based hate crimes in India by Hindustan Times

“When a mob lynches a Muslim man on the suspicion of possessing beef, it is recorded as a murder. When a North-Eastern or African student is abused with slurs, it is recorded as an obscene act. When a gay man is beaten because of the way he looks and acts, it is recorded as an assault”, the purpose of the Hate Tracker project continues. On July 28, 2017, Hindustan Times launched its ‘Hate Tracker’ – India’s first national database to track hate crimes such as acts of violence, threats of…

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