Milad-un-Nabi celebrated with religious fervor across India Culture 

Milad-un-Nabi celebrated with religious fervor across India

Every year, on the 12th of the Islamic month Rabi’ al-Awwal Muslims around the world celebrate the Prophet’s birthday. The celebration is known as the Milad-un-Nabi or Mawlid al-Nabawi. Eid-e-Milad is celebrated in most Muslim countries with processions on streets and decorations on homes and mosques. While the day is widely celebrated in India and Pakistan, it is not celebrated in Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Special conferences, events and Mahafil-e-Naat are arranged to pay homage to the last messenger of Allah whose whole life and teachings are beacon of light…

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70th annual Aalami Tablighi Jamat Ijtema unfolded from Nov 25 in Bhopal Culture 

70th annual Aalami Tablighi Jamat Ijtema unfolded from Nov 25 in Bhopal

Bhopal: The three-day 70th annual Aalami Tablighi Jamat Ijtema (International Islamic congregation) unfolded in Bhopal on Saturday Nov 25. The congregation is said to be the third largest for Muslims after the Haj gathering in Makkah and Bishwa Tablighi Ijtima in Bangladesh. The annual congregation draws several lakh Muslims from all over the globe. A marquee over 60 acres of land and parking space of 200 acres has come up at the ijtima site which is about 12 kilometres on the northern outskirts of Bhopal in Eintkhedi village. Tablighi Jamaat…

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World’s largest dining table at Nizam’s Taj Falaknuma Palace decked for Modi-Ivanka dinner Culture 

World’s largest dining table at Nizam’s Taj Falaknuma Palace decked for Modi-Ivanka dinner

Hyderabad: Taj Falaknuma, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hosts Ivanka Trump for a dinner on Tuesday.  The venue for the dinner will be the Nizam of Hyderabad famous ‘101 Dining Hall’ at the Palace hotel. The spectacular dining hall is the world’s largest and can seat 101 guests as its name suggests, according to Taj Hotels, which runs the property. The grand hall has sophisticated wood interiors, ornate crystal chandeliers, and acoustics that let visitors hear whispers from one corner of the room to another, Taj says. Ms Trump,…

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Google Doodle celebrates Urdu writer Abdul Qavi Desnavi's 87th birthday Culture 

Google Doodle celebrates Urdu writer Abdul Qavi Desnavi’s 87th birthday

Search engine giant Google today celebrated literary critic and Urdu writer and linguist Abdul Qavi Desnavi’s 87th birthday through its doodle. Desnavi is known for his huge contribution towards the enrichment of Urdu language. Designed by guest artist Prabha Mallya, The doodle showed Desnavi wearing a black bandhgala sitting in the middle and writing. The letters of the ‘Google’ were also given a calligraphic touch. Desnavi was born into the family of Islamic scholar Syed Sulaiman Nadvi in Bihar’s Desna village in 1930. Over the span of five decades, he…

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Urdu does not belong to any religion Dastangoi artist Danish Hussain Culture 

Urdu does not belong to any religion: Dastangoi artist Danish Hussain

LONAVLA: Dastangoi artist Murtaza Danish Hussain said that in the old days, Urdu was spoken by all, irrespective of their religion, but the fact that it is now being politicised and being related to a specific religion, is wrong. Danish who is active in both the theatre and film worlds was at the LIFFT India Filmotsav 2017 where he entertained the audience with his superb knack of storytelling with a mix of Urdu, Hindi and English. Some were mesmerised by his use of Urdu and some didn’t seem to understand what…

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ہندوستان کی وہابی تحریک اور جنگ آزادی Culture Urdu Articles 

ہندوستان کی وہابی تحریک اور جنگ آزادی

وہابی تحریک کے قائد اول شیخ الاسلام محمد بن عبدالوہاب نجدی ؒ (1703 -1792) کی دعوت توحید کو وہابی تحریک کا نام دیا گیا۔ عالم اسلام اور نجدوعرب کے کلمہ گو اخوان دین کے ہر شعبہ میں انحطاط پذیر تھے۔ شرک و بدعات میں پھنسے ہوئے تھے۔ ایسے حالات میں محمد بن عبدالوہابؒ نے اصلاح و تبلیغ کی دعوت چلائی اور انتھک کوششوں کے بعداس میں کامیابی ملی۔ ترک اب تک جو حرمین شریفین کے ’’خادم‘‘ تھے اور انگریزوں کے لئے جن کو خلیج فارس میں نجدیوں کی بحری طاقت…

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Wahabi movement and Indian freedom struggle Culture 

Wahabi movement and Indian freedom struggle

The monotheism movement by Shaikh-ul-Islam Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahab Najdi (born 1703), was named as Wahabi Movement. Islamic world and Arab Muslims were deteriorating in every section of religion. They were caught in polytheism and innovations in religious matters. In such circumstances, Muhammad bin Abdul Wahab preached and corrected people to the right path of Allah and succeeded after tireless efforts. Turks who were the “servants of the two holy mosques” until now and British became anxious, who were threatened by the naval power of the Njadi (Saudis) in Persian…

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Eid Culture Current Affairs Featured 

Eid Mubarak: How Muslims celebrated Eid-Al-Fitr around the world

Every year across the world Muslims gather together to celebrate Eid-al-Fitr “the festival of breaking the fast” this marks the end of Islam’s holy month of Ramadan. During the holy month of Ramadan, practicing Muslims abstain from eating and drinking from sunrise to sunset. Celebrations begin with a special early morning prayer in mosques and open-air areas and later move on to feasts and festivals. This festival is infused with different traditions that vary in different countries. “Eidi” – a token gift by elders to children on Eid day is one…

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Indian_Muslim Culture Featured 

The Dilemma of an Indian Muslim

India’s introduction to Islam was through Arab traders who came to the western coast of India in late 7th century AD. India and Arab trade relations existed way before Islam which is agreed and accepted by historians. H G Rawlinson in his book ‘Ancient and Medieval History of India’ wrote that “The first Arab Muslims began settling in the towns on the Indian coast in the last part of the 7th century.” These traders married India women and settled here. India was among the very few countries which have one…

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