My Udhayam TV Interview on Rohingya Crisis
- Written by Irfan Ullah Khan, happymuslimfamily.org
Much emphasis is made on the duties of a wife in Islam. So I felt there’s a need in the Muslim societies to talk about the rights of a wife in Islam! The West might be proud of being the champion of so-called “women rights”, yet Islam protects the rights of a wife in the most beautiful way.
It is easy to think of marriage with a rose-tinted view. As much as the union is one that is firmly rooted in Islamic practice, people do get carried away by the worldly ideals of “love” and “romance” to a point of sometimes being unable to consider practical reality.
- Written by Lizzie Dearden, Independent
More and more refugees are converting from Islam to Christianity as they settle in Germany, churches have said. Footage showed three refugees recently being baptised at the Evangelical-Freikirchlichen Gemeinde in Berlin. Matthias Linke, the priest, asked them: “Do you believe from the bottom of your heart that Jesus Christ is your Lord and saviour, and will you follow him every day of your life?”
They all answered “yes” in German, the AFP news agency reported, and were plunged into a baptism basin. Afterwards members of the congregation sang, applauded and hugged their new members.
- Written by Daniel Larison, Information Clearing House
As expected, the Trump administration is undoing the minimal, belated limits that the previous administration put on arms sales to the Saudis: The State Department has approved a resumption of weapons sales that critics have linked to Saudi Arabia’s bombing of civilians in Yemen, a potential sign of reinvigorated U.S. support for the kingdom’s involvement in its neighbor’s ongoing civil war.
The proposal from the State Department would reverse a decision made late in the Obama administration to suspend the sale of precision guided munitions to Riyadh, which leads a mostly Arab coalition conducting airstrikes against Houthi rebels in Yemen.
- Written by Ramzy Baroud, Palestine Chronicle
At a glance, Israel appears a true democracy. Take a closer look and that facade of democracy will soon dissipate, turning into something else entirely.
Tuesday 28 February was one of those moments. The chain of events was as follows:
An official Israeli State Comptroller issued another report on the Israeli government’s handling of the July 2014 war on Gaza; it chastised Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and then-Defence Minister Moshe Ya’alon – among others – for the lack of preparedness and for their mishandling of the subsequent 51-day conflict; Netanyahu reacted angrily; Ya’alon took to Facebook to defend his record; the opposition in the Israeli Knesset went on the offensive; politicians lined up, taking sides; a media frenzy followed; the country was in an uproar.
- Written by Islamic Nafahat
Many people have the misconception that Islam started about 1,420+ years ago, and that Prophet Muhammad was the founder of the religion of Islam. In fact, Islam existed since man first set foot on this earth. “Submission” to God existed since man first set foot on Earth. Muhammad isn’t the founder of Islam, but the last and final messenger of Islam. The word “Islam” was first revealed to Muhammad by Allah, but the way of life of ”submission to God’s will” existed since time immorial.
Hence, all Prophets of Allah submitted their will to God and abided by the laws which they had to follow. They all preached this fascinating way of life of submission to God.
- Written by Veterans Today
Kourosh Ziabari Mohammad Hossein Nikzad, a close personal friend and a senior student of political science just called me a few hours ago, worriedly talking about the dire situation of the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar and the atrocities the Buddhist Rakhines are committing in the East Asian nation.
He called my attention to the mainstream media’s flagrant inattention to the heartrending genocide of the Muslims in Myanmar, saying that they are only a few second-rate news websites and some of the Iranian news agencies which have given coverage to the course of events.
- Written by Engy Abdelkader, Huffingtonpost:
Allow me to introduce you to Aysha Mohsin: law school grad, business analyst and writer. She also serves as the director of program development for United for Service, a California-based non-profit providing global volunteering opportunities to young Muslims looking to leave a tangibly positive imprint on their world.
Founded two years ago, United for Service works to alleviate the suffering of those in developing countries by sponsoring annual trips abroad. During a recent three week trip to Morocco, for instance, Muslim volunteers hosted free health clinics and taught local village children how to brush their teeth.
- Written by Views Headlines
Around 800 families in Jharkhand have turned the tides and have returned the dowry amount that they got during the wedding of their sons. While most consider dowry to be a social evil, very few actually do anything about it when it is the wedding time for their sons. And even when some try, they do not necessarily succeed in organising a dowry-free wedding.
Nonetheless, these families from Jharkhand have taken the initiative and are doing their bit to cure the society of this social evil.
- Written by Tariq Farooqui
In 2009, Indian Railways was looking for security solution for the main Railway station of Calcutta. The budget for the project was around US$50 million or RS 250 Crore in 2009. The station receives around 1.8-2.5 million passenger a day, and around 700 trains pass through it each day. It is one of the busiest railway stations in India.
An old friend from REC Calicut days, now a senior manager in a subsidiary of Railways, asked me to work on this opportunity to find out the the viability of an economically and technologically sound solution from my parent company. He promised his cooperation.
- Written by Economist.com
AS THE governor of Mecca, Prince Khalid bin Faisal Al Saud has been able to compensate for earlier failings. He came to his role in 2007 from Asir province, where his plans to erect modern tower blocks in the city of Abha were largely unfulfilled. He successfully erased Abha’s quaint old town, with its beehive houses made of wattle, only to replace them with squat breeze-block bungalows. Not a high-rise was to be seen.
Now, on top of what was Mecca’s old city of lattice balconies and riwaq arches, the prince has overseen the Middle East’s largest development project. Skyscrapers soar above Islam’s holiest place, dwarfing the granite Kaaba far below. Diggers flatten hills that were once dotted with the homes of the Prophet’s wives, companions and first caliphs.