Thursday , 19 October 2017

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How Muslim faith schools are teaching tolerance and respect through ‘Islamicised’ curriculum

The Trojan Horse extremism affair that hit a group of Birmingham schools this summer and the ongoing inquiries into it, have raised suspicions among Muslim parents, teachers, and pupils in the UK. News from schools inspectorate Ofsted that the action plans put in place at the five Birmingham schools deemed to be failing are still “not fit for purpose” could ... Read More »

Jammu & Kashmir: Stone-throwing Kashmiri girls defy Indian armed forces

SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir, India. (AA): She is 20 years old and ever since she threw stones at the Indian armed forces last week, she says she feels a sense of liberation. As if a weight had been lifted from her chest. “How much brutality can you quietly witness? How many stories and images and videos of killings and torture ... Read More »

Sharapova storms into Stuttgart semis

Maria Sharapova eased into the semi-finals of Stuttgart’s WTA tournament after seeing off qualifier Anett Kontaveit on Friday for her third-straight win on her comeback after a 15-month doping ban. The 30-year-old five-time Grand Slam winner has yet to drop a set in Stuttgart and powered past Estonia’s Kontaveit, ranked 73rd, for a 6-3, 6-4 quarter-final win in one hour, ... Read More »

Narendra Modi asks Muslims to ensure that the triple talaq issue is not ‘politicised’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday urged the Muslim community to ensure that the triple talaq issue was not “politicised”, and hoped that intellectuals from the community would come forward to fight the practice. Addressing an event marking the birth anniversary of Kannada philosopher Basaveshwar in New Delhi, Modi voiced the hope that Muslims in India would “show the path ... Read More »

China bans Islamic baby names in Muslim majority Xinjiang province

Chinese government authorities in the northwestern Muslim-majority region of Xinjiang have banned parents from giving their children dozens of ‘extreme’ Islamic names, as part of an ongoing crackdown on alleged ‘extremism’ in the area. An official list of banned names had previously been circulated in Hotan, south Xinjiang, as early as 2015, sources told Radio Free Asia. Published by the ... Read More »

Befitting reply to Singer Sonu Nigham

Befitting reply to Singer Sonu Nigham Warch this video where Sonu Nigham, the Singer has tweeted that giving Azan “Gundagardi” where it is befitting reply: Befitting reply to Singer Sonu Nigham://www.eshowbizbuzz.com/2017/04/this-indian-girl-gave-solid-reply-to.html?m=1 Read More »

Pakistani Teacher Aqeela Asifi ranked among Top Ten Teachers of the World

When Aqeela Asifi was nominated for the “Global Teachers Prize” in 2016, she was also nominated alongside ten of the best and most dedicated teachers from around the world – which is an achievement within itself. Aqeela Asifi was trained as a teacher in Afghanistan, but unfortunately, was forced to leave her home country when the Taliban took it over ... Read More »

Pakistani student breaks SAT record in USA

A student of Swat has broke the 150 year-old record by securing 2400 marks in the Scholastic Assessment Test held in California State of the US. According to details, a resident of Swat area, Waleed Khan participated in SAT – a mandatory exam for getting admission in college in the US – and scored 100 percent marks by getting total ... Read More »

Islam and United Kingdom

Islam in the United Kingdom Demographics [Return to top] Prior to the end of the Second World War, there had for some time been a small Islamic presence in Britain. Britain’s colonial heritage meant that it had had some amount of contact with the religion of Islam for several centuries. During the nineteenth century the Islamic presence in Britain expanded, ... Read More »

Ten Key Texts on Islamic Education

Ten Key Texts on Islamic Education You want to be happy, educated and true to the spirit of Islam? Well, good fortune smiles on you: there is no lack of great thinkers eager to walk you through to your destination. The issue of knowledge and education has preoccupied Muslims right from the inception of Islam. There is a vast body ... Read More »