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Mosques in Britain opt for 'open days' to explain faith

London: Over 90 mosques across Britain are opening their doors to visitors to allow Muslims to "explain their faith beyond the hostile headlines".

The Muslim Council of Britain hopes Sunday's open day will show unity in "a tense time for faith communities", BBC reported.

The Visit My Mosque Day comes after a rise in the number of anti-Muslim attacks in London, with hundreds reported last year.

There are about three million Muslims - about 5 percent of the population - and an estimated 1,750 mosques in the country.

Half-widowed at 23, Rafiqa Mushtaq fights government, in-laws to ensure property rights for her children

In the third of the five personal stories of half widows, Raqib Hameed Naik narrates the story of Rafiqa Mushtaq.

Tengpora (Srinagar): On the late evening of Sunday, April 13 1997, Rafiqa Mushtaq, then 23, was feeling exhausted after spending the day cleaning her house in Tengpora locality of Srinagar for Eid-Al-Adha which was due to be celebrated after four days. After serving an early dinner, she put her infant son to sleep while two other sons had already slept beside their father, Mushtaq Ahmed Khan.

Indian Americans honour US Congressman Keith Ellison with human rights award

By TCN News

The Indian American Muslim Council , an advocacy group dedicated to safeguarding India's pluralist and tolerant ethos, honoured Congressman Keith Ellision from Minnesota as a ‘Champion of Human Rights,’ at the India Republic Day celebration held in Minneapolis on the first weekend after January 26.

Media influences support for anti-Muslim action

New York : Media plays an important role in its coverage of portraying Muslims as terrorists, says a study.

Exposure to news stories which are anti-Muslim in nature was driving people's attitudes and perception that Muslims are inherently violent, the study said.

A series of studies conducted by the researchers from the Iowa State University in the US have predicted more support for the presidential candidates taking a strong anti-Muslim stand.

Jamia Alumni meet held at UAE

By TCN News,

Dubai: Jamia Millia Islamia Alumni meet is successfully held at UAE which was attended by some of the well-established Alumni from India and Middle East, within varied domains of Business, Corporate, Diplomacy & Governance / Politics.

Vice president meets sultan of Brunei

New Delhi: Vice President Hamid Ansari on Tuesday met Sultan of Brunei Hassanlal Bolkiah in the southeast Asian nation's capital Bandar Seri Begawan.

“A bond of friendship with Brunei. VP Ansari meets Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah and Crown Prince Al Muhtadee Billah,” external affairs ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup tweeted along with photographs.

Ansari left New Delhi on Monday on a five-day visit to Brunei and Thailand.

This is the first visit by an Indian vice president to Brunei and will be the first in 50 years to Thailand.

19 years and counting: the tale of Naseema Begum’s wait for her missing husband

In the second of the five personal stories of half widows, Raqib Hameed Naik narrates the story of Naseema Dar.

Tengpora (Srinagar): On April 19, 1997, the Dar family of Mumin Abad, Tengpora, Srinagar, had had a tiring day. It was the second day of Eid-al-Adha, after visiting neighbours and relatives, the family of Razzaq Dar decided to call it an early day and his son, 34-year-old Mehraj-ud-din Dar, followed his father’s orders.

Abbas welcomes and backs French peace initiative

Ramallah: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told US Secretary of State John Kerry that it is important to back the French initiative for holding an international conference for peace in the Middle East.

A report published by the Palestinian state-run news agency (WAFA) quoted Nabil Abu Rdineh, an aide to President Abbas as saying that Kerry telephoned Abbas, who is currently in Amman, Xinhua reported.

Abu Rdineh stated to Wafa that the telephone conversation between the two men focused on the French initiative.

Indian Social Forum urges youths to prevent killing of Gandhism

By TCN News,

Dammam: Remembering Mahatma Gandhi on his 68th death anniversary, Indian Social Forum has called upon Indian youths to work towards preventing principles of Gandhi and to fulfill his dream of comprehensive welfare state.

Indian Social Forum (ISF) is an independent organization of the Indian Diaspora that works for their well-being through social welfare activities. The forum works with the vision to enlighten the Indian expatriates on the importance of unity and to encourage them to contribute in the nation building process.

No marriage law for Hindus in Pakistan: Daily

Islamabad : There is no marriage law for the millions of Hindus living in Pakistan, a leading daily said on Friday, noting that this "legal vacuum naturally creates a multitude of issues for Pakistani Hindus, especially the women".

An editorial "Hindu marriage bill" in Dawn on Friday said that while many politicians are quick to issue public statements about the rights of minorities in Pakistan, when it comes to taking practical steps to secure these rights, there is very little to show.