Asaduddin Owaisi first alleges Muslim hand behind Mecca Masjid blast, now offers help to victims family Society 

Asaduddin Owaisi first alleges Muslim hand behind Mecca Masjid blast, now offers help to victims family

Hyderabad: Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen leader Asaduddin Owaisi who once alleged the Muslim hand behind the Mecca Masjid blast, on Wednesday said that if family members of the Mecca Masjid blast victim want to appeal against the verdict, then he is ready provide all sorts of legal help. The AIMIM leader known for its firebrand image, in an interview with Hindustan Times in 2007 had declared certain Muslims responsible for the Mecca Masjid blast. He accused Bilal, the India chief of the Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HuJI) for the terror incidents in the city. “There…

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Children Summer Camps - A joyful learning opportunity or childhood snatching practice Society 

Children Summer Camps – A joyful learning opportunity or childhood snatching practice?

During school days, children have to go through a lot from attending schools to performing extracurricular activities. Strict supervision of parents and teachers, regular classes, tuition takes a heavy toll and leaves very less time for enjoyment. Holidays are meant to enjoy and spend childhood without pressure, said Ziya Momin a Mumbai based child counsellor and a senior teacher while speaking with TheShahab.com. As per Ziya, it is parent’s responsibility to give space to their children during holidays also making them understand the importance of spending time with elders and…

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Distortion of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's interviews on Ayodhya issue Featured Society 

Distortion of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s interviews on Ayodhya issue and Syria comment

Recently some sections in the media have twisted Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s interviews regarding the Ayodhya issue and are calling Sri Sri anti-Muslim while also accusing him of fear mongering. It is quite absurd to hear that Sri Sri is against Muslims. If that were indeed the case, why would the Art of Living and its sister organizations get involved in trauma relief work and provide aid in the form of food, water and shelter in the conflict zones in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, etc. In fact within India too Sri…

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Asghar Ali Engineer 2004 response to Ram Guha ‘Emergence of Hindu revivalism does not lie in the absence of Muslim liberalism’ Society 

Asghar Ali Engineer 2004 response to Ram Guha: ‘Emergence of Hindu revivalism does not lie in the absence of Muslim liberalism’

Responding to Harsh Mander’s article ‘Sonia, sadly’ lamenting that Muslims have been “rendered politically irrelevant”, even “untouchable”, in India today, the historian Ramachandra Guha, under the title ‘Liberals, sadly’ writing in The Indian Express on Tuesday, rooted the community’s marginalisation in the absence of a liberal elite that could lead it “out of a medievalist ghetto into a full engagement with the modern world”. To make his point, Guha quoted the late activist and writer Hamid Dalwai, whom he also held up as one of the three “secularising modernists”, alongside…

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Indian Muslims way forward in electoral politics! Society 

Indian Muslims way forward in electoral politics!

Four months before the UP elections of 2017 I had propagated the idea of Muslims boycotting electoral politics in India. It could not gain much momentum because, sadly, we lack the kind of selfless leadership in our community that will keep the larger picture in mind and step back. The way “minorities” have become a taboo for the big parties and the way they are trying their level best to dissociate with any step that can be used as “minority appeasement” shows us what is in store in the future.…

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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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“War against terror is not against any religion but between moderates and extremist”, King Abdullah of Jordan Society 

“War against terror is not against any religion but between moderates and extremist”, King Abdullah of Jordan

New Delhi: Global war in the world today against terror is not a fight against different religion or its people but between the moderates of all faith and extremist whose faith is hate and violence, said Abdullah II bin Al Hussein, King of Jordan, at an event organised by the India Islamic Cultural Centre in New Delhi on Thursday. King of Jordan, who is known for his global initiative to fight deradicalisation and terrorism, delivered a lecture on Islamic heritage and promoting understanding and moderation. This speech was the highlight…

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Bagban Educational adoption scheme - A step towards educational empowerment Society 

Bagban Educational adoption scheme – A step towards educational empowerment

Maharashtra: Bagban Education Trust, Maharashtra has recently launched an “educational adoption scheme” for community’s needy bright students with an aim to empower Bagban youth in the field of higher education. The Trust will provide financial assistance to students from weaker sections that are unable to bear the educational expenses. Bagban community is known as the business community among Indian Muslims. It is also considered as a financially sound and resourceful section of the society. The educational scheme will initially adopt two students each from medical and engineering, and one student…

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Controversy over 'Oru Adaar Love' song on Prophet Muhammad – A lateral perspective Society 

Controversy over ‘Oru Adaar Love’ song about Prophet Muhammad – A lateral perspective

The Malayalam song ‘Manikyam Malaraya Poovi’ that talks about the Prophet (Sallallaahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) and Khadijah (RadhiyAllaahu ‘Anhaa)’s marriage is in the news. The viral song from the movie ‘Oru Adaar Love’ has garnered people love across country. Some Muslim residents in Hyderabad have lodged a case against the song and the actress Priya Prakash Varrier. Let’s see what’s so objectionable in that song? The strange part is that Muslims in Kerala who can understand the meaning of the song have not lodged any complaint. In fact the Director of…

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Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind freed eight prisoners from Tihar Jail, including six Hindus Society 

Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind freed eight prisoners from Tihar Jail, including six Hindus

New Delhi: Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind (JUH) has helped six Hindu prisoners to secure their freedom who were lodged in Tihar Jail due to non-payment of fines. The organization deposited 53 thousands on behalf of eight prisoners setting a humanitarian example at a time when the country is reeling under the communal tension. In a function held on Friday in Jail No. 2 of Tihar Jail, Director General (Prisons) Ajay Kashyap described the service rendered by Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind and its General Secretary Maulana Mahmood Madani on humanitarian grounds as exemplary. Addressing the…

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