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Muslims should not become defensive: preventing radicalisation remains a top necessity

By Kaleem Kawaja for

Aim to create positive influence for women within the boundaries of Shari'ah: The Muslimah Network

The Muslimah Network is a website dedicated to stories and commentary on Muslim women from an Islamic perspective. Started by the UAE-based writer/graphic designer Aysha Abrar, the site is a one-stop platform for Muslim women to find gender-related resources, counselling, discussion forums and work-from-home jobs.

In this Interview to TCN’S Shaik Zakeer Hussain, Abrar shares her thoughts on the site and their goals for the future

American varsity starts A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Fellowship

New Delhi : An American university has started doctoral grants for Indian students to honour late former president of India A.P.J. Abdul Kalam who visited the institution in 2012.

University of South Florida (USF) launched the Kalam Fellowship worth $156,000 (Rs.1,03,71,660) for students who wish to pursue Ph.D. in specified fields of science and engineering at the institution.

Republicans spar over Trump's proposal to ban Muslims

By Arun Kumar

Washington : Republican presidential candidates joined issue with frontrunner Donald Trump's call to ban Muslims from coming to the US with Senator Ted Cruz citing the example of India to say all Muslims were not jihadists.

"I understand why Donald made that proposal. I introduced legislation in the Senate that I believe is more narrowly focused at the actual threat, which is radical Islamic terrorism," he said participating in the final Republican debate of 2015 on Tuesday night.

Saudi Arabia elects female politicians in historic vote

Riyadh : At least four women have won seats in Saudi Arabia's municipal polls, the country's first-ever elections open to female voters and candidates, local reports said on Sunday.

The female candidates were elected to three councils -- two in Ihsaa governorate and one each in Tobouk and Makkah -- as votes were still being counted on Sunday, Al Jazeera reported.

Salma bint Hizab al-Oteibi was elected to the council of Madrakah, a region in Makkah, the official SPA news agency reported, citing election commission president Osama al-Bar.

Indian and Pakistani schools exchange greeting cards on festivals

Indian and Pakistani schools exchange greeting cards on festivals

Students of Air Foundation School System, Pakistan

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Urdu teacher writes book to highlight Muslim Scientists’ contribution to science

‘Muslim Scienedano ki Scienci Khidmat’

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Half of Muslim doctors in US feel discrimination

Washington : American Muslims, even those in one the most highly regarded professions in the US, encounter a less-than-inclusive and welcoming work environment during their career, a national survey has revealed.

The survey that comprised 255 US Muslim physicians found that nearly half of the respondents felt greater scrutiny at work compared to their peers.

Nearly one in four said workplace religious discrimination had taken place sometimes -- or more -- often during their career.

Women in Saudi Arabia vote for first time

Riyadh : Municipal elections began on Saturday in Saudi Arabia in which women cast their votes for the first time.

Women also stood as candidates, another first, despite the conservative kingdom being the only nation where women were not allowed to drive, BBC reported.

A total of 978 women have registered as candidates, alongside 5,938 men.

Female candidates had to speak behind a partition during campaign appearances or be represented by a man.

Muslims always welcome on Facebook: Mark Zuckerberg

New York : In what could be seen as a reply to the US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's call to ban Muslims from entering the US, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has welcomed Muslims to be part of the social giant and its growing users' community.

In a post on Wednesday, the Facebook founder wrote: "I want to add my voice in support of Muslims in our community and around the world".

"After the Paris attacks and hate this week, I can only imagine the fear Muslims feel that they will be persecuted for the actions of others," he added.