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Indian Muslims

1,500 villages under water in North India

Source : Gulf-Times / 19 Aug 2014 

Floods triggered by heavy rains in the Himalayas have inundated nearly 1,500 villages in northern India, killing at least 28 people and leaving thousands homeless, officials said yesterday.

 

Film star plans marriage after embracing Islam

Source : Arab News / 02 June 2014

South Indian actress Monica has embraced Islam, leaving behind the life of lights. “I have converted not because of love or money and I am not such a person. I embraced Islam because I like its principles,” she told reporters.

 

Supreme Court gives Muslims right to adopt a child

Source : Times of India / 20 Feb 2014

In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court has given Muslims the right to adopt a child despite their personal law prohibiting it.

The apex court said on Wednesday that the laws of land has to get primacy over personal law till the country achieves Uniform Civil Code as provided in Article 44 of the Constitution.

 

Famous Indian Composer Reverts to Islam

Source : OnIslam & Newspapers / 11 Feb 2014

A famous Indian composer has revealed that he has reverted to Islam, adding that he is proud of the decision which got his family’s support.

"Yes, I follow Islam and I'm proud about it. Alhamdhulillah,” Yuvan Shankar Raja posted on Twitter, Times of India reported on Monday, February 10.

 

South Africa: Many Muslims, One Islam

By Suraya Dadoo / 11 Nov 2013

With over 40 million people, eleven national languages, nine provinces, and landscapes that cover the extremes of the deserts and savannas to the beauty of snow-capped mountains,South Africa truly encapsulates diversity.

The country’s biggest asset is its people—a rainbow nation with a rich and diverse culture. At last count, there were over 40 million people in South Africa. Of these, 76.7% classified themselves as African, 10.9% as white, 8.9% as colored, and 2.6% as Indian/Asian.

 

Qur’an Courts Relief India Muslim Women

By Shuriah Niazi / 28 Sep 2013

Voicing complaints about male-dominated Shari`ah courts, a leading activist women group has established new Qur’an courts for Indian Muslim women, offering legal aid and speedy justice to disadvantaged, poor women.
 
“We shall try to ensure that the women get justice,” Saifia Akhtar of Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Sangathan (Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan BMMA), told OnIslam.net.

 

How Islam Spread in India

Source : Lostislamichistory.com / 2 Apr 2013

Today, there are over 500 million Muslims throughout the Indian subcontinent (India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh), making it one of the largest population centers of Muslims in the world. Since Islam first entered India, it has contributed greatly to the area and its people. Today, numerous theories about how India came to be such a largely Muslim land exist. Politically, some (such as the Hindutva movement in India) try to make Islam seem foriegn to India, by insisting it only exists because of invasions by Arab and Persian Muslims. The truth, however, is far from that.

 

Islamic finance: a perspective from India

Source : Deccanherald / 24 Dec 2012

(India) Even as the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is driving financial inclusion through a combination of conventional and non-conventional approaches, it’s time to take a fresh look at Islamic finance to expedite finance inclusion, especially within the 170 million Indian Muslim community.

 

Zainuddin Makhdum – a great Islamic scholar lost in history

By Dr. Ali Akbar | 01 Dec 2012

Sheikh Zainuddin Makhdum II, author of Tuhfatul Mujahideen and Fathul Mueen, was a heroic personality in history as he had played a major role in achieving social and religious renaissance, especially in the south Indian state of Kerala.

 

Islam arrived in Manipur in 615 CE through Saad ibn abi Waqqas and Amir Hamza, claims a book

Source : Dr. Syed Ahmed | TCN

Manipur : India | 25 May 2011
 
A book released recently in Manipur, titled "Manipuri Muslims: HistoricalPerspectives 615-2000 CE," authored by Farooque Ahmed, claims that Islam arrived in the region in 615 CE through Saad ibn abi Waqqas and Amir Hamza, uncles of Prophet Muhammad.
 
 

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