Indian Muslim

Muslims & their self inflicted poverty

By Abdulla Umer Khan,

When I read “Muslims have lowest living standards in India” I began to wonder do religious beliefs have any effect on one’s poverty? . Can a Muslim layman provide himself with same opportunities to earn his wealth?


Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia represented the best of Indian culture: Prof. Akhtarul Wasey

By TCN News,

New Delhi: Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia was the most influential Sufi saint who represented the secular character of the Indian culture, said Prof. Akhtarul Wasey. Delivering the 2nd Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia Memorial Lecture on “Tasawwuf: Tareef, Taaruf aur Ahmiat” today in Jamia, Prof. Akhtarul Wasey observed that Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia promoted universal understanding in the service of humanity. Prof. Wasey, a noted scholar of Islamic Studies, went on to elaborate how Nizamuddin Aulia empowered people to transcend categories of caste, creed, colour, region and race and became spiritual mentor for people. He represented the Sufi way of life.


First group of Haj pilgrims from UP leaves

Lucknow : The first group of 350 Haj pilgrims left for Jeddah on a Saudi Airlines flight from here Wednesday.

They were seen off by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, Minority Welfare Minister Mohd. Azam Khan and other senior officials. Before flagging them off, Akhilesh Yadav urged the pilgrims to pray for betterment of society, the state and the nation.

The Haj Committee of India has provisionally selected a total of 25,910 Haj pilgrims this year.


Physically disabled Muslim girl refused admission by Delhi Government School

By Staff Reporter,

New Delhi: A physically disabled Muslim girl from Shri Ram Colony in Delhi has allegedly been denied admission by a Delhi Government School.


The Evangelical Fellowship of India remembers the sixth anniversary of the Kandhamal carnage

By TCN News,

New Delhi: On the 6th anniversary of the Kandhamal carnage, the Evangelical Fellowship of India stands in solidarity with the victims of the violence in Kandhamal district of eastern Indian state of Orissa in 2008.


Mother of terror accused alleges foul play by police in disappearance of her son from Howrah train

By Staff Reporter,

Mumbai: Mrs. Qamar Nasreen, mother of Shaikh Abdul Naeem – an accused in Aurangabad Arms haul case of 2006 and resident of Aurangabad, has rejected police claim that on Sunday Naeem escaped from the custody of West Bengal police when he was being escorted from Kolkata in Howrah-Mumbai Super-fast train for hearing of the case before Mumbai special court. She has alleged that the police might have illegally detained him at an undisclosed location and she is afraid that she might be killed in a staged encounter.


AMU’s bridge course for madrssa pass outs yielding positive result

By TCN News,

Aligarh: Twenty-seven students of Bridge Course for Madrasa pass outs in Aligarh Muslim University have created history by qualifying admission test for various courses in and outside the University in open category, while the remaining three students are in the waiting list, making the result 100 percent.


Manipur Chief Minister inaugurates orientation programme for Haj pilgrims

By Dr. Syed Ahmed, for,

Imphal: Chief Minister of Manipur Okram Ibobi Singh inaugurated the three-day orientation programme for haj pilgrims at a function held on August 26, 2014 at the campus of Minority Girls' Hostel at Hafiz Hatta, Imphal .

BJP slammed for raking up 'Love Jihad'

Lucknow : Political leaders and parties Wednesday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for raking up the issue of 'Love Jihad' - a term used by the party to accuse Muslim men of luring Hindu girls into marriage and then forcing them to convert to Islam.

Urban Development Minister and senior Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Mohammad Azam Khan accused the BJP of "trying to humiliate Muslims" by raking up such baseless issus.

Bihar official purchased 55 plots in 25 years

Patna : A Bihar official purchased 55 plots of land in his and his wife's name during 25 years of service, officials said Wednesday.

The Economic Offences Unit (EOU) team that raided the house of a junior engineer was stunned that he had purchased 55 plots of land. Fixed deposits, jewellery, SUVs and household goods worth Rs. 41 lakh were also seized in the raid.

The EOU team raided the house of Firaj-ul-Haque, junior engineer in the rural works department at the district headquarters of East Champaran, Tuesday.