Masjid-e-Nabawi Current Affairs 

Saudi Arabia reopens mosques including Masjid-e-Nabawi after coronavirus lockdown

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia’s 90,000 mosques opened their doors to worshipers on Sunday for the first time in more than two months, Saudi state news agency SPA reported. Worshipers though have been ordered to follow strict guidelines to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. However, the Grand Mosque in Makkah, which houses the cube-shaped Kaaba that Muslims around the world pray… Read More
Muslims constitute 44% COVID deaths in Maharashtra Current Affairs 

Muslims constitute 44% COVID deaths in Maharashtra

Mumbai: 239 out of 548 deaths due to COVID-19 recorded in Maharashtra are from the Muslim community as of May 3 which constitutes 44% of deaths recorded in the state. The numbers are quite alarming as Muslims are less than 12 per cent in the state’s population and deaths due to coronavirus are almost thrice their population share. Noticing the… Read More
Yogi govt names COVID-19 hotspots after Lucknow mosques Current Affairs 

Yogi govt names COVID-19 hotspots after Lucknow mosques

Lucknow: The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has named eight out of 18 coronavirus hotspots in Lucknow after mosques. The exercise has raised concern among Muslims in those areas and drawn flak from opposition parties for allegedly adding communal colour to an illness. Masjid Ali Jaan Cantonment, Mohammadi Masjid under Wazirganj police station, Phoolbagh Masjid and Nazarbagh Masjid under… Read More
“Blaming the epidemic on Muslim minorities is extremely dangerous” says Israeli historian Yuval Noah Harari Current Affairs 

“Blaming the epidemic on Muslim minorities is extremely dangerous” says Israeli historian Yuval Noah Harari

I was very worried about some stories I heard that people are blaming the epidemic on Muslim minorities saying that it deliberate act of terrorism of people spreading this epidemic, which is complete non sense and extremely dangerous Read More
30 Muslims among 759 successful candidates In Civil Services Current Affairs 

30 Muslims among 759 successful candidates In Civil Services Examination

New Delhi: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Friday declared the results of the Civil Services 2018 examinations. Among 759 successful candidates, 30 Muslims have been recommended for appointment in Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Central Services. Kanishk Kataria has secured the top position in UPSC civil services examination 2018. Akshat… Read More
Petition seeking ban on 'Ram Janambhoomi' movie filed Current Affairs 

Petition seeking ban on ‘Ram Janambhoomi’ movie filed

Pune: A petition seeking ban on the movie ‘Ram Janambhoomi’ which is written and produced by Shia Waqf Board chief Waseem Rizvi, has been filed in Bombay High court for promoting deliberate obscurity and social unrest. Social activist Azhar Tamboli, who filed the petition, said that the film, if released, could create rift among two communities and break the social fabric.… Read More
Indian Muslims biggest losers, SCs, STs fared better; says intergenerational mobility study Society 

Indian Muslims biggest losers, SCs, STs fared better; says intergenerational mobility study

Looking at education and income, inter-generational mobility (upward mobility from parent to child) in India shows little change. Muslims are the biggest losers while Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes have done better on the index and upper castes and OBCs have remained where they were. The study, which looks at social groups and intergenerational mobility concludes that, overall, there is… Read More
Except for some, Ramadan commences in India from Thursday Current Affairs 

Except for some, Ramadan commences in India from Thursday

Mumbai: The new moon has been sighted in various parts of India which commences the first day of Ramadan on Thursday. Whereas Jama Masjid Mumbai and Idara-e-Sharia Patna has announced Friday as the first day of Ramadan. “A special meeting of moon sighting was held today evening at New Delhi office of Imarat Shariah. The new moon was not sighted in… Read More
Ayodhya Dispute Once a mosque always a mosque, Supreme Court told Current Affairs 

Ayodhya Dispute: Once a mosque always a mosque, Supreme Court told

New Delhi: The Supreme Court was on Friday told that the mosque enjoyed a unique place in Islam and its religious significance does not diminish just because it was desecrated and destroyed through a “barbaric act.” Adjudication of the politically sensitive Ayodhya land dispute case will be delayed as the Supreme Court will first decide whether the apex court’s 1994… 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