WhatsApp group in Solapur bringing smile for needy people with illness Society 

WhatsApp group in Solapur bringing smile for needy people with illness

Shoaib Gadwal never thought that a casual talk among friends might turn into an initiative which will bring smile on the faces of those suffering with illness but couldn’t afford to pay the medical bills. Gadwal, 30, a resident of Solapur has created a WhatsApp group of like-minded people – all from same age group. Khadiman-e-Solapur (Medical) group has 240+ young professionals and businessman as its members dedicated to provide financial aid to needy people in medical emergencies. Speaking to TheShahab.com, young civil engineer, who is actively participating in numerous…

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Not Just distant Prayers but on field help by Khalsa Aid for Syrian refugees Society 

Not Just distant Prayers but on field help by Khalsa Aid for Syrian refugees

Whether the world chooses to talk about it or not, some selfless volunteers of Khalsa Aid International are busy helping the displaced refugees of War torn Syria while others are busy urging people on social media to pray for Syrians. Seven year-long ongoing war of Syria killed more than 400,000 people and contributed to the largest refugee crisis in recent history. The United Nations (UN) identified 13.5 million Syrians requiring humanitarian assistance, of which more than 6 million are internally displaced within Syria, and around 5 million are refugees outside…

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Lohri Special: Dulla Bhatti – a Muslim landlord who revolted against the mighty Akbar

Dulla Bhatti – a Muslim landlord who fought for the honour of Brahmin girls, saving them from the mighty Mughal emperor Akbar who wanted them in his harem. Songs of his bravery of are sung by Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims alike on Lohri, a festival which celebrates the end of winter season. A popular folk song sung on Lohri “Sunder mundriye ho” depicts the story of Sundri and Mundri, two Brahmin girls who were rescued by Dulla Bhatti. Later he became their godfather and married them off with much fanfare…

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Fact check of Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi’s ‘consecutive second year increase’ in Haj quota claim Current Affairs 

Fact check: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi’s ‘consecutive second year increase’ in Haj quota claim

Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Tuesday claimed that Haj quota for India has “increased for the consecutive second year” because of the “growing popularity” of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and India’s strengthened relations with Saudi Arabia. The Minister also claimed that the increase over the past two years – of nearly 40,000 – is a “record expansion” since Independence, reported TOI. In a statement, he added: “Three years ago, during the Congress regime, India’s Haj quota was about 1,36,020, which has been increased to record…

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Maulana Azad’s birth anniversary not part of Maharashtra govt 2018 celebration list Current Affairs 

Maulana Azad’s birth anniversary not part of Maharashtra govt 2018 celebration list

Mumbai: The BJP led Maharashtra government have not included India’s first Education Minister Maulana Abul Kalam Azad in its list of celebration of birth anniversaries of great National Personalities and National Day for the year 2018. State government has issued a circular on December 29, 2017, notifying all Ministries, govt and semi govt institutions to celebrate birth or death anniversaries in the year 2018 of 34 national personalities and three National Days. State institutions will observe 32 days of celebrations for anniversaries of National figures (Death anniversary of Bhagat Singh,…

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Lok Sabha passes Triple Talaq Bill with thumping majority Society 

Indian Muslim, ill-conceived Triple Talaq bill and Muslim Personal Law Board

“In spite of the Supreme Court setting aside talaq-e-biddat, and the assurance of AIMPLB, there have been reports of divorce by way of talaq-e-biddat from different parts of the country….. It is, therefore, felt that there is a need for State action to give effect to the order of the Supreme Court and to redress the grievances of victims of illegal divorce”, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad asserts in a “Statement of Objects and Reasons” of The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2017. Union Law Minister…

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Jashn-e-Rekhta: a celebration of Urdu by country’s younger generation Culture 

Jashn-e-Rekhta: a celebration of Urdu by country’s younger generation

Urdu, which is said to be declining steadily in India after the partition, however now found new love from the country’s younger generation. The fourth edition of “Jashn-e-Rekhta” saw an eclectic mix of literary discussions and joyous sessions. The festival kicked off at Delhi’s Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on cold evening of 8th December and ended on a musical note with a qawwali performance by Nizami Bandhu of Rockstar fame on Sunday. The three-day witnessed timeless glory and spirit of Urdu through multiple panel discussions, music and dance performances,…

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Enactment of legislation to ban Triple Talaq is interference in Sharia: AIMPLB spokesperson Current Affairs 

Enactment of legislation to ban Triple Talaq is interference in Sharia: AIMPLB spokesperson

Hyderabad: All India Muslim Personal Law Board Secretary and Spokesperson, Maulana Khalid Saifullah Rehmani in a press release said that the attempt of Govt. of India to enact a legislation banning triple talaq is interference in Islamic Sharia. Talaq (divorce) is a religious issue and when divorce is pronounced, the woman becomes unlawful for the husband. Invalidating Triple Talaq will force them to stay together and this act is sinful and amounts to adultery in Islam. He further told that according to Article 25 of Constitution of India, every citizen…

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SC adjourned Babri Masjid-Ram Janambhoomi title suite, next hearing on March 14 Current Affairs 

Muslim Personal Law Board founder member met with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar over Babri Masjid-Ramjanmabhoomi out of court settlement!

New Delhi: Once again the process to settle out of court solution for the vexed Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute through talks has been accelerated. The Supreme Court is all set to hear the Ramjanmabhoomi – Babri Masjid case from December 5 – on the eve of the 25th anniversary of the demolition of the structure. Shia Central Waqf Board Chairman Wasim Rizvi who said that Ram temple can be built at the disputed site if a mosque is also constructed at a reasonable distance and in a Muslim-dominated area met…

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Modern education in Madrasas - Muslims and the Government! Society 

Modern education in Madrasas – Muslims and the Government!

Madrasa education is very common among the Muslims in India. Hundreds of thousand Muslim children acquire their primary, and perhaps the only formal education in these madrasas. First we need to decide on the outcome which is expected out of these Madrasas. Is it Islamic academic scholar we are looking for? Or is it community leader we are expecting from it? Answer to both the outcome would be different. If it is academic scholar that is expected then obviously specialization is required, there might be other debate on number of…

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