UPSC 2017 “Madrasa are not breeding ground of terrorism”, says T Shahid - former Madarsa Teacher Life 

UPSC 2017: Madrasa are not breeding ground of terrorism, proves T Shahid – former Madrasa Teacher

Thiruvananthapuram: Shahid Thiruvallur never had the opportunity to attend a mainstream school and studied at a madrasa, has secured 693rd rank in the UPSC Civil Services Exam 2017. The 28-year-old native of Thiruvallur village, in Kozhikode district, has cracked the UPSC examination in his sixth attempt. After 12 years of religious education at Qazi Kunhi Hasan Musliyar Islamic Academy at Kappad in Kozhikode district, Shahid bagged the Maulvi title with ‘Hasani’ degree, a course which equipped him to become a madrasa teacher. While studying for Hasani, he completed Class X…

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An exhausted Rohingya woman Life 

Mumbai photojournalist Danish Siddiqui wins Pulitzer prize for series on Rohingya genocide

An exhausted Rohingya woman – drained and dejected – falls to her knees on the Bangladesh shore. In the back ground, a group of men offload their belongings after crossing into the country by boat through the Bay of Bengal, a photo taken by Mumbai-based photographer Danish Siddiqui, are among the pictures shot by a Reuters team that won the Pulitzer Prize for feature photography on Tuesday. The pictures were shot by Siddiqui in September 2017. He was part of a team of journalists that captured images of the refugees…

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Maulana Shahabuddin - Maharashtra's first Muslim owned Blood Bank founder passes away Featured Life 

Maulana Shahabuddin – Maharashtra’s first Muslim owned Blood Bank founder passes away

Pune: Maulana Syed Shahabuddin Salfi Firdausi – a very popular and eminent name of Maharashtra’s Social and religious circle passed away on Monday at 1 am due to massive heart attack at his Pune residence. He was 63. He was well-known religious healer, his contribution towards the social and medicine field was equally well. He was the founder and chairman of Athar Blood Bank, Solapur and played very important role in reconstruction of Makkah Masjid – one of central and oldest mosque of Solapur. Maulana Firdausi was always keen on…

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Dr Roshan Jawwad, Girl who lost legs in train mishap defied all odds to become a doctor Life 

Dr Roshan Jawwad, Girl who lost legs in train mishap defied all odds to become a doctor

On the fateful day in 2008, 16-year-old Roshan Jawad lost both her legs after being pushed out of a crowded local train near Andheri but did not lost her dream of becoming a doctor. Defying all odds Nine years after the accident, Roshan has become the first doctor in her family. Daughter of a pushcart vegetable vendor secured a first class in her final MBBS examination at KEM Hospital last year but the story does not just end here. Now Dr Roshan is not only just few steps away from…

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Anti-Muslim German far-right AFD politician converts to Islam Life 

Anti-Muslim German far-right AFD politician converts to Islam

Arthur Wagner, a prominent member of a German far-right political party ‘Alternative für Deutschland’ (AfD), known for its anti-Muslim rhetoric has converted to Islam and resigned from his leadership role in the party. Wagner was a leading member of AFD eastern Brandenburg state chapter, whose slogan “Islam doesn’t belong in Germany” encapsulates its extreme nativist and anti-Muslim views. The AfD, which is now the third-largest political party in Germany after its stunning success in last September’s elections, claims Islam is incompatible with the German constitution. The right wing party has…

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Jamate Islami Hind convinces elderly Mumbai couple to abandon suicide plans citing Islamic teachings Life 

Jamaat-e-Islami Hind convinces elderly Mumbai couple to abandon suicide plans citing Islamic teachings

Mumbai: The President of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind Maharashtra, Engineer Taufeeq Aslam Khan, PR secretary Abdul Hafeez Farooqui and secretary for social services Mazhar Farooq paid a courtesy visit on Saturday to the elderly couple who wrote to the President to seek permission to end their life and convinced them to abandon their suicide plans. Mr. Narayan Lawate (88) and his wife Mrs. Iravati Lawate (78), a resident of Charni Road, Mumbai have made a heart-wrenching plea to President Ram Nath Kovind seeking permission for active euthanasia or “assisted suicide” as they…

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Public Healthcare sector crashing in India: Who is responsible? Life 

Public Healthcare sector crashing in India: Who is responsible?

Public healthcare is government’s prime responsibility and they are responsible to protect the rights of doctors as well as patients. But unfortunately we are not so lucky to have such governments since independence. As citizens pay the tax, they expect good services from the government in return but we all know what kind of service we citizens are getting in government hospitals. Government is completely at failure for providing quality health services. Fortunately to fill this gap private hospitals took lead and started doing wonders in health sector, obviously at…

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How to make children learn while having fun during vacations Life 

How to make children learn while having fun during vacations

The first semester is almost completed; time flies so fast, Wow! Now all you young chaps are enjoying your Diwali holidays, having sweets, new clothes and of course enjoying crackers etc. After Diwali vacation we again join our school, study hard and complete our homework regularly. Like an ideal student, we should be smart, hardworking and obedient. As I said earlier time flies by, we will complete our second term exams in the blink of an eye and will be free to enjoy our summer vacations. Yippee! Every summer, we…

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Saudi women seek healthy environment through running, a rare initiative by Bliss Run Life 

Saudi women seek healthy environment through running, a rare initiative by Bliss Run

JEDDAH: A group of women of different ages lined up behind Rasha Al-Harbi to begin a weekly open air running session in a country where we don’t expect to see many runners along a sea walkway in Jeddah. Saudi Arabia is full of walkways and parks, you can find a park in every neighborhood. However parks and walkways size differ from one location to the other. It’s actually called a walkway because most of the people there just walk. The event initially drew the attention of passers-by; however, this has…

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Nine British Muslims have cycled 3,000 km from London to Madinah in 6 weeks to perform Hajj Featured Life 

Nine British Muslims have cycled 3,000 km from London to Madinah in 6 weeks to perform Hajj

Hajj Riders, A group of nine British pilgrims cycled 3,000 km on their way to Madinah covering lands such as France, Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Italy, Greece and Egypt in their six-week long journey from London. The group was accorded a warm welcome by Saudi authorities and cycling enthusiasts. Saudi Cyclist Association and Taibah Cyclist Association, under the patronage of Saudi Sports Authority, received the pilgrims at a traditional ceremony by beating drums and showering rose petals. The pilgrims were allowed to drive directly to the Prophet’s Mosque where they offered…

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