Nation for Peace

India’s young Muslims are taking the IAS, IPS route to get a share of power

Despite being almost 15% of population, Muslims have been underrepresented in the civil services. But Muslim officers insist the system is fair to them. New Delhi: A few months ago, 24-year-old Tayyab Pathan moved to Delhi from Marathwada in Maharashtra to prepare for the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) exam. A bright mechanical engineer, Pathan got a cushy college placement, but …

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Kerala’s Jamiya award Chishty for Soical Harmony work

02/12/2018 Chishty Foundation Head Office Ajmer Sharif Award for Excellence in Social Harmony conferred on Haji Syed Salman Chishty – Gaddi Nashin – Dargah Ajmer Sharif – Khuddam e Khawaja Gharib Nawaz(ra) Chairman – Chishty Foundation In a large gathering to commororate the 25th Year Silver Jublee Declaration Ceremony of the Jamia Hasaniya Islamia and Cordova International School based in …

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The Pathan who saved Pathra’s temples

“Bash on.” That’s probably what Yeasin Pathan says to himself when he wakes up every morning. You just can’t miss his never-say-die attitude when you meet the frail 66-year-old. How else do you explain the grit of a Class IX dropout, and a devout Muslim, who has been crusading for the conservation of 34 temples for the last 42 years? …

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MHA sets deadline of Nov 30 for PoJK, March 31 for WP refugees’ relief

‘Fulfill formalities for free flow of funds’ High-level delegation reviews PMDP Sanjeev Pargal JAMMU, Nov 10: A high-level delegation of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs deputed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh today reviewed Prime Minister Development Package (PMDP) with top officers of concerned Departments of Jammu and Kashmir, which were executing projects under Rs 80,068 crore worth Plan approved …

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Muslim voices lead new UK asylum calls for persecuted Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi

Prominent British Muslim voices, including three Imams, have led new calls for the UK to offer asylum to Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman recently acquitted of blasphemy in Pakistan. In a letter to Home Secretary Sajid Javid, they urge him ‘to make a clear and proactive statement that Britain would welcome a request for sanctuary here.’ The signatories add that they are …

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Muslims invite other Canadians to ‘Visit My Mosque’ and ask them anything

Muslims across Canada invited their neighbours to join them inside their most sacred spaces, a week after joining together to support Jewish worshippers in a moving show of empathy. Mosques in Halifax, Sussex and Moncton, N.B., Sherbrooke, Que., Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Edmonton and Calgary opened their doors Saturday for the second annual Visit My Mosque Day. The event aims to dispel misconceptions, …

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Morocco Oasis of Coexistence between Muslims and Jews in MENA region – NBC News

Morocco, under the leadership of King Mohammed VI, stands as a peaceful oasis of religious tolerance and coexistence between Jews and Muslims, said NBC news in an article on its website. Titled, “For Jews and Muslims of Morocco, a Supportive Relationship Built on a Complex History,” the article sheds light on centuries-old history of Jewish existence in Morocco, noting that …

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Nurturing interfaith dialogue in conflict-torn Ambon

In January 1999, as Muslims were celebrating the end of the Islamic fasting month, a fight between a Christian public transport driver and a Muslim youth broke out in Ambon, capital of Maluku province, kicking off a bloody sectarian conflict that raged for four years.Hundreds of churches and mosques were destroyed and thousands of homes razed. At least 5,000 people were killed …

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Funds collected outside Pune mosques help rebuild 74 Dalit homes in Pune

In a heart-warming story of Dalit-Muslim unity from Maharashtra, an NGO managed to rebuild homes of 74 Dalit families who lost their homes to a fire with the help of generous contributions from the Muslim community in and around Pune. On April 24, the slum near Ambedkar Nagar in Pune caught fire due to a short circuit and gutted around …

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