Sunday , 30 April 2017

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World’s 1st portable ‘amber mosque’ in Dubai

The Dubai-based Amber Palm Group has unveiled worth $1 million (Dhs3.37 million) “portable amber stone mosque” at the iconic Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai. The awesome works of art enthralled an exclusive VIP audience at the elite Burj Al Arab. The focus of the display was the breathtaking portable mosque – the world’s first ever! Portraits of the Rulers ... Read More »

Hyderabad’s Nizam was a visionary, says President

President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday described the last Nizam of Hyderabad State Mir Osman Ali Khan as a visionary, who founded Osmania University 100 years ago. Inaugurating the centenary celebrations of the university, the President said the Nizam had a dream of establishing a world standard institution of higher learning in Hyderabad. “Hundred years ago on this day, a visionary ... Read More »

Triple talaq: UP govt to put its side in SC after taking views of Muslim women

A two-day meeting of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) will also be discussing the issue of triple talaq. The Uttar Pradesh government will take into account the views of the Muslim women on the issue of triple talaq and then present its side in the Supreme Court hearing the matter. While holding a meeting with the Women and ... Read More »

German Parliament backs partial burqa ban

Members of Germany`s lower house of Parliament have approved a law that partially bans the full-face Islamic veil or the burqa, the media reported on Friday. Members of Germany`s lower house of Parliament have approved a law that partially bans the full-face Islamic veil or the burqa, the media reported on Friday. The bill will prevent civil servants, judges and ... 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 »

New video emerges of passengers-FIA constable brawl at Islamabad airport

Another footage of a brawl between two female Norwegian nationals and a lady constable of the Federal Investigation Agency surfaced late Wednesday, in which the two passengers were seen misbehaving with officials on duty at the Islamabad airport. The issue began with a scuffle between two female passengers and an FIA lady constable at the Benazir International Airport Islamabad on ... Read More »

‘Women’s votes should determine election result’

A parliamentary committee on Wednesday recommended to the National Assembly to pass a law requiring fresh polling in a constituency if less than 10pc of the registered female voters cast their vote in an election. Members of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Parliamentary Affairs proposed the step after the Secretary of the Election Commission told them in a briefing ... 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 »

Task Force Essay: Islam, Science, Methodological Naturalism, Divine Action, and Miracles

Introduction How does the world really function, in its most fundamental way? And what is God’s role in it? These are two “big questions”, among the biggest that there are, and one may wonder whether we humans could possibly reach any satisfactory and consistent answers that would not just be “sophisticated views” but have solid ground underlying them. After all, ... Read More »

Clampdown on madrassas misses the point of why parents send children for extra study

David Cameron used his recent speech at the Conservative Party Conference to announce that madrassas, Sunday schools, yeshivas and other religious institutions that teach children “intensively” will have to register with the Department for Education and will be subject to inspection. The prime minister’s proposals mean that all religious supplementary schools in England that teach children for more than eight ... Read More »