Maulana Saad won’t attend Bangladesh Tablighi Jamaat Ijtema amid protests Society 

Maulana Saad won’t attend Bangladesh Tablighi Jamaat Ijtema amid protests

Dhaka: Maulana Saad Kandhalvi, Emir (leader) of Tablighi Jamaat Nizamuddin Markaz of Delhi arrived in the capital city of Bangladesh yesterday but will not join the Biswa Ijtema which is scheduled to start on Friday in Tongi. Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Joint Commissioner Krishna Pada Roy disclosed the information while talking to journalists at Kakrail Mosque in Dhaka on Thursday morning. “Maulana Saad is currently staying at Kakrail Mosque and the decision was taken to maintain discipline in Ijtema,” DMP said. A huge number of police force has been deployed…

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IAMC condemns heinous killing of muazzin in Andhra Pradesh mosque, state govt announces ex gratia Society 

IAMC condemns heinous killing of muazzin in Andhra Pradesh mosque, state govt announces ex gratia

Rajamahendravaram: The Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC) has strongly condemned the heinous killing of muazzin (who calls Azan) and desecration of a mosque in Andhra Pradesh. Mohammed Farooq (61-year-old) was found murdered in the wee hours of Friday at Battinanagar mosque under Lalacheruvu Panchayat in Rajamahendravaram. According to media reports, Mohammed Farooq, a native from Bihar, was bludgeoned to death and was found lying in a pool of blood inside the Noorani mosque. In addition, the mosque was reportedly desecrated by the attackers who left behind a trail of destruction…

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Islam has contributed to India's civilization: Dr Kamat Society 

Islam has contributed to India’s civilization: Dr Kamat

Panaji (Press release): Islam and Muslims have contributed to the Indian civilization and there are evidences of Islam’s contribution to Goa and the whole of western India, emphasized Goa University professor, Dr Nandakumar Kamat. He was addressing at the inaugural function of the 4 days children’s book fair, ‘Taare Zameen Par’ (TZP), organized by the Board of Innovative Education, Goa at Santa Cruz in Goa’s capital, Panaji. Speaking about the times of the early Islamic civilization, he said “All of them were passionate about knowledge and they pursued knowledge. They…

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Lok Sabha passes Triple Talaq Bill with thumping majority Society 

Indian Muslim, ill-conceived Triple Talaq bill and Muslim Personal Law Board

“In spite of the Supreme Court setting aside talaq-e-biddat, and the assurance of AIMPLB, there have been reports of divorce by way of talaq-e-biddat from different parts of the country….. It is, therefore, felt that there is a need for State action to give effect to the order of the Supreme Court and to redress the grievances of victims of illegal divorce”, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad asserts in a “Statement of Objects and Reasons” of The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2017. Union Law Minister…

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‘Mistaken identity’ or Muslim witch-hunt Islamic preacher labeled as ‘Terrorist’ gets acquittal after 19 years Society 

‘Mistaken identity’ or Muslim witch-hunt? Islamic preacher labeled as ‘Terrorist’ gets acquittal after 19 years

19 years labeled as terrorist for a crime which he did not commit, Abdullah Salafi (now 58) an Islamic preacher was arrested in December 1998 on false allegation of his links with ISI – intelligence agency of Pakistan. Finally after a long ordeal, he is freed from all charges by the Kolkata city sessions court on Tuesday. Salafi, then 38-year-old was picked up in a joint operation led by the Sagardidhi police and the Special Branch of Kolkata Police on his way to attend a community program in Murshidabad. He…

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Muslim family accused of ‘land jihad’ in Meerut, forced to give up house after Right wing groups protest Society 

Muslim family accused of ‘land jihad’ in Meerut, forced to give up house after Right wing groups protest

A Muslim family in Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut district was denied entry into a house that they had bought from a Hindu man and were accused of committing ‘land jihad’. The incident happened around 8 pm on Sunday when the family reached the new home to take possession of the house. Usman Ahmad, whose elder brother Nauman purchased the property said, “When we reached the house, some people came and said that the house cannot be sold because Rastogi owed them money. While he was explaining that he was in the…

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Temple President donates land for Mosque expansion Society 

Temple President donates land for Mosque expansion

Mangalore: Recently, several incidents of hatred between Hindu and Muslim community is making news headlines in the country. But in an exceptional move, in Karnataka, a Hindu has set the example of Hindu-Muslim unity by donating his land for the expansion of a mosque. Mohan Rai, the president of Eliya Sri Vishnumurthy Temple in Olemundovu village under Keyyur gram panchayat of Dakshina Kannada district has donated 12 cents (Approx. 5000 Sq ft) of his land to a mosque located next to his property. “The masjid is located close to my…

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Saudi Arabia to lift 35-year ban on cinemas, Ministry of Information confirms Society 

Saudi Arabia to lift 35-year ban on cinemas, Ministry of Information confirms

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia has announced to lift a decades-long ban on commercial cinemas as part of social reforms led by the crown prince. Cinema theaters will be allowed to operate in the Kingdom for the first time in 35 years. Awwad Alawwad, the information minister on Monday in a statement said: “As the industry regulator, the General Commission for Audiovisual Media has started the process for licensing cinemas in the Kingdom. We expect the first cinemas to open in March 2018.” The announcement comes as part of the Vision 2030…

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"There is nothing exist as Dalits and non-Dalits": Maulana Syed Shahabuddin Salfi Firdausi Society 

“There is nothing exist as Dalits and non-Dalits”: Maulana Syed Shahabuddin Salfi Firdausi

New Delhi: In the wake of increasing atrocities against Dalits and Muslims, All India Ulema Board (AIUB) and Mission Asha Gathbandhan (MAG) held a convention “Dalit and Muslim Sammelan” (Dalit Muslim Convention) on Tuesday at Gandhi Peace Foundation, New Delhi. The convention was organized to strengthen the bond between Dalit and Muslim under the title “Dalit Muslim Bhaichara Mission” (Dalit Muslim Brotherhood Mission). Maulana Syed Shahabuddin Salfi Firdausi, Chairman Athar Blood Bank, Solapur delivered a keynote speech as a chief guest and President MAG Dr. Mahesh Kumar presided over the function. Maulana…

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Instant triple talaq illegal, 3 years jail term for husband: Govt’s draft law Society 

Instant triple talaq illegal, 3 years jail term for husband: Govt’s draft law

New Delhi: Instant triple talaq, if given may land a husband in jail for three years, according to a draft law aimed to curb the practice which continues despite the Supreme Court striking it down. The offence will be cognisable and non-bailable. The draft ‘Muslim Women Protection of Rights on Marriage Bill’, was sent to the state governments today for their views, the law ministry would move Cabinet with the proposal after getting the response from the states. The draft bill was prepared by an inter-minister group headed by Home…

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