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

‘Muslim Scienedano ki Scienci Khidmat’

By A Mirsab,,

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.

Netanyahu denounces Donald Trump remarks about Muslims

Jerusalem : Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denounced on Wednesday statements made by US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, ahead of the latter's scheduled controversial visit to Israel later this month.

Trump said earlier this week that US authorities should block entrance by all Muslims to the country, following the deadly terror attacks in Paris in November and in the US last week, perpetrated by Muslims who adhere the Islamic State organisation.

Pray outside, British school tells Muslim students

London : Muslim parents were considering taking legal action against a school which, they claim, forced their children to pray outside in rain and freezing temperatures.

Dozens of Muslim youngsters claim they have been left soaking wet and cold after Mirfield Free Grammar School and Sixth Form in Mirfield, West Yorkshire, refused to give them permission to offer their daily prayers indoors, a report published in Daily Mail said.

Mumbai family forced out of cinema for not standing up for National Anthem

Legal experts say it isn’t mandatory to ‘stand’ when national anthem is played although in respect one is expected to.

By Raqib Hameed Naik,

Mumbai : For a Mumbai based Muslim family who had gone to watch Ranbir-Deepaka's 'Tamasha' at PVR Cinema at Kurla's Phoenix Market City turned out to be a nightmare for them when they were forced to leave after the crowd accused the man of disrespecting the national anthem by not standing up.

Indian Americans express support for Journalist Rajeena, victimized for speaking up against child abuse

By TCN News,

Washington DC: The Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC -, a US based advocacy group, has expressed support for journalist VP Rajeena, who described instances of sexual abuse of children that she witnessed in a Madrasa (traditional Islamic school) over two decades ago.

Mumbai remembers heroes, victims of 26/11 terror attacks

Mumbai : The heroes and victims of the 26/11 terror attacks that left 166 people, including 28 foreigners, dead were solemnly remembered at various commemorative events held here on Thursday.

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis led the main commemoration at the 26/11 memorial in the Police Gymkhana on Thursday morning, along with his cabinet colleagues and senior police officers.

He paid homage to the policemen who lost their lives during the 60-hour long operation that began on the night of November 26, 2008 when 10 Pakistani gunmen laid siege to south Mumbai.

Former IAS officer moots pressure group of Indian Muslims

By Mohammad Shafeeq

Hyderabad : A group of educated Muslims is planning to float a pressure group which will subsequently lead to a pan-India political party to take care of the community's interests in a country where it constitutes 14 percent of the 1.2 billion population.

A retired Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer has sought opinion from members of the community, including NRIs, on the proposed group.