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Qatar: World Cup sponsors pressure FIFA after latest Qatar 2022 bribery allegations

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World Cup sponsors Sony and Adidas have voiced concern over new allegations that bribes were paid to award Qatar the 2022 World Cup. The controversy comes less than a week before the 2014 tournament kicks off in Brazil. Japanese electronics giant Sony said in light of the latest allegations on Sunday that it expected an “appropriate” investigation. Last week, Britain’s ... Read More »

India: My Govt will work for development of all, incl Muslims, says Modi

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PTI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said his government would focus on uplift of the poor while working for development of all sections, including Muslims, and promised to take along every political party and State to make the country prosperous and powerful. In his first speech in the Lok Sabha, he talked about his “dreams” of ensuring the country’s ... Read More »

Mohamed Mansour – Hacker finds his home at Microsoft Silicon Valley

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Mohamed Mansour is a hacker and open source developer from Ontario, Canada. He is also coming up on his one-year anniversary as a developer on the Bing Social team at Microsoft Silicon Valley. One might assume that Microsoft isn’t a natural fit for a hacker or open source developer, but Mohamed begs to differ. Not only did he choose Microsoft ... Read More »

Karachi to Hollywood: Pakistani visual effects artist wins third Oscar

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KARACHI: Richard Parker swims in the Life of Pi ocean. Afterwards, the 10 million hair on the Bengal tiger’s body are wiped down, his fur gradually morphing from dripping wet to dry. In Frozen, we watch the little girl Elsa create snowfall and her enchanting ice world emerge. The line between fantasy and reality blurs, so real are the images. ... Read More »

THE FIRST MOSQUE TO BE DESIGNED BY WOMEN

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The Şakirin Mosque is thought to be the first Mosque in Turkey to be designed by women and it’s beautiful. The Mosque which is situated in Istanbul combines a contemporary and modern design whilst paying homage to traditional Ottoman design. The 500 capacity Mosque was designed by interior designer Zeynep Fadıllıoğlu who is famous for designing shops, restaurants and luxury ... Read More »

Queens street renamed for Mohammed Salman Hamdani, a Muslim police cadet who died helping victims at the World Trade Center on 9/11

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A police cadet who died helping World Trade Center victims on 9/11 was honored Monday at a Queens street renaming — 13 years after being accused of involvement in the attacks. Residents and elected officials came together to formally rename 204th St. at 35th Ave. “Salman Hamdani Way” after Mohammed Salman Hamdani, the son of Muslim immigrants from Pakistan who ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia among Top Five Countries in E-Services

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Riyadh: Saudi Arabia ranks fifth among the world’s top 10 countries in e-government services and online government-citizen interactivity, according to a comparative study conducted by Accenture International, a company specialized in administrative consultation. The Kingdom was found to excel in providing online portals for public services and using social media networks to interact with citizens. The study was conducted on ... Read More »

Ideas for Financial Inclusion of Indian Muslims Discussed at Harvard

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Islamic Finance Discussed at Harvard University, MA. USA Cambridge, Massachusetts: A three-day 11th Harvard University Forum on Islamic Finance was held last month on the topic of Takaful & Alternative Cooperative Finance: Challenges & Opportunities. On the first day, two papers presented in the Forum discussed ways for financial inclusion of Indian Muslims. Abdul Qadir Buhari who is the Chairman ... Read More »

Imam Reza Shrine Is The Heart Of Shiite Iran And The World’s Largest Mosque-

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The Imam Reza shrine in Mashad, Iran, is the world’s largest mosque by dimension and lies close to the hearts of the country’s majority Shiite Muslim population. Twitter user Sidewalk Lyrics takes us inside the beautiful and holy place with live tweets of the spiritual journey. Read More »

PM Cameron joins Muslims to celebrate Twelfth Annual Awards Ceremony to recognise the very best of British Muslim Achievement

At London’s Grosvenor House Monday, Prime Minister, David Cameron, joined some 800 people to celebrate the Twelfth The Muslim News Awards for Excellence – Britain’s longest standing Muslim awards event. The coveted award ceremony recognises the very best of Muslim contribution to British society. The Guest of Honour, Prime Minister, David Cameron, presenting the Enterprise award to Shabir Randeree, Executive ... Read More »