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Raffia Arshad becomes UK’s first hijab wearing judge

London: Raffia Arshad, a Muslim woman becomes the first judge in the United Kingdom to wear a hijab, after she was appointed a deputy district judge on the Midlands circuit last week. She had been practicing law as a barrister while wearing the Islamic headscarf prior to her promotion. Raffia, 40, who grew up in Yorkshire, north England, dreamt of making… Read More
Turkish TV series ‘Resurrection Ertugrul’ getting popularity among Indian Muslims Culture 

Turkish TV series ‘Resurrection: Ertugrul’ gaining popularity among Indian Muslims

Turkish drama Dirilis Ertugrul (Resurrection: Ertugrul) – a historical fiction series is emerging as a solace among Indian Muslims in the time of coronavirus lockdown. The popular TV series is available on Netflix with English subtitles. An action adventure series full of sword fights, Dirilis Ertugrul is based on the life of Ertugrul, father of Ottoman Empire founder Osman I,… Read More
‘Al Quran Park’ featuring Miracles in Quran opens in Dubai Culture 

‘Al Quran Park’ featuring Miracles of Quran opens in Dubai

Dubai: In one of its kind, Dubai opens ‘Al Quran Park’ on Friday with an aim to provide the visitors a chance to enjoy many of the park facilities and Miracles mentioned in the Holy Quran and Sunnah. The park situated in Al Khawaneej area spreads over more than 60 hectares of green space. It aims to establish an intellectual… Read More
Primary Teacher publishes book to showcase poetic skills of her students Culture 

Primary Teacher publishes book to showcase poetic skills of her students

Solapur: Shaheen Sultana – an Urdu primary teacher from Solapur felt the need to show case the poetic skills her students exhibit. In an unprecedented move, she published the collection of poetries penned by little poets on her own expenses. The 46 pages book “Hamare Nanhe Shayar” (Our Junior Poets) has been launched at the hands of Maharashtra state Minister Subhash… Read More
Maharashtra Education Minister assures second state language status to Urdu Culture 

Maharashtra Education Minister assures second state language status to Urdu

Aurangabad: Maharashtra Education and Minority Affairs Minister Vinod Tawde assured hundreds of teachers on Urdu being confer the second state language status in recently concluded educational event in Aurangabad. A three day event ‘Shikshanachi Vari’ (Educational Convention) under the aegis of the state government, was held at the Divisional Sports Complex from 10 to 12 March. The Minister addressed the… Read More
Turkey President Erdogan calls for ‘updating Islam' after Saudi ‘Moderate Islam’ Culture 

Turkey President Erdogan calls for ‘updating Islam’ after Saudi ‘Moderate Islam’

Ankara: Days after 32-year-old Saudi Arabia crown prince Mohammed bin Salman advocating for “Moderate Islam”, Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stirred up a hornet’s nest saying “Islam needs to be updated” on the occasion of International Women’s Day program at the Presidential Palace in the national capital. Tayyip Erdogan in his address to women from all walks of life, heaped… Read More
Urdu teachers hardly get time to promote their mother tongue -- Hamid Iqbal Siddiqui on Mother Language Day Culture 

Urdu teachers hardly get time to promote their mother tongue — Hamid Iqbal Siddiqui on Mother Language Day

Eminent poet, writer, Journalist and well known personality of Urdu literature Hamid Iqbal Siddiqui expressed himself wholeheartedly about the promotion and survival of Urdu on the occasion of “International Mother Language Day” (21st February) in a freewheeling chat with Imran Inamdar for TheShahab.com. Hamid Iqbal feels that Urdu teachers today hardly get time to promote Urdu because of their busy… Read More
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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… Read More
Indonesian professor wins King Faisal International Prize 2018 for service to Islam Culture 

Indonesian professor wins King Faisal International Prize 2018 for service to Islam

Riyadh: Professor Irwandi Jaswir of Indonesia was named winner of the King Faisal International Prize, one of Saudi Arabia’s most prestigious prizes during a ceremony at a luxury hotel in the country’s capital on Wednesday, for “service to Islam”. Prof. Jaswir, deputy dean of the International Institute for Halal Research and Training (INHART) was recognized for his contribution to the… Read More
Noted Urdu poet Anwar Jalalpuri, who translated Gita into Urdu, dies of stroke Culture 

Noted Urdu poet Anwar Jalalpuri, who translated Gita into Urdu, dies of stroke

Lucknow: Noted Urdu poet Anwar Jalalpuri passed away today. He was about 70 years old. He was taken to a hospital after suffering brain stroke late Thursday night while at his home in Lal Kuan area of the city. Jalapuri was referred to King George’s Medical University (KGMU) by a private hospital in the vicinity of his house where he… Read More