International Quds Day; A wise idea to awaken Muslims

By Ashraf Zaidi On this day, Muslims across the  world take to the streets to condemn the illegal occupation of Palestine by the Israeli Zionist regime, and the crimes it commits against humanity by bombarding civilian targets and systematic killing of the young Palestinians demanding Israeli withdrawal from the occupied territories. Palestine is the land of prophets and the first Qibla for the Muslims. For its special standing, it has always been attacked by others. 70 years ago, a regime was formed in the Holy Land with the support of…

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Al-Azhar slams Houthi ban on Tarawih prayers in Yemen

ANKARA Egypt’s Al-Azhar, the highest seat of Sunni Muslim learning, has decried a Houthi ban on Tarawih, special night prayers during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, in rebel-held areas. In a statement, Al-Azhar said the Houthi ban “is contrary to the principles of religions and international conventions that call for respect of freedom of belief and protection of worship places.” On Saturday, the Yemeni Ministry of Awqaf (religious endowments), accused Houthi rebels of banning Tarawih prayers in rural areas under rebel control. Houthi rebel leader Mohammad Ali Al-Houthi, for…

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LEADING: Trinamool Congress in West Bengal, BJP in Assam, DMK in Tamilnadu and LDF in Kerala

New Delhi: Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress is ahead in West Bengal, where the BJP seems to have made gains since the 2019 national elections. Suvendu Adhikari’s lead over Mamata Banerjee has reduced by over 3,700 votes in Nandigram. In Tamil Nadu, the opposition DMK is way ahead with 69 per cent of the MLAs of the DMK-Led alliance leading in their respective seats. In neighbouring Kerala, the ruling Left-led LDF front – which is hoping to end a four-decade trend by retaining power – is past the halfway mark, early…

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MP: 60 out of 83 Kumbh attendees test positive, 22 missing

New Delhi: 60 out of Hindu saints who attended Kumbh Mela in Haridwar have tested positive for Covid-19 in  Gyaraspur, a small town in Madhya Pradesh’s Vidisha district. 22 out of them are missing from the area. All had gone between April 11 to April 15 and returned on April 25. They were subjected to COVID testing when 60 out of 83 Sadhus reported positive. Tracing for others is being done. Previously, over 100 sadhu and saints were tested positive in bhopal after returning from Haridwar. They were admitted in various…

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Four Muslim youths cremate over 800 bodies as per Hindu traditions

New Delhi: Four Muslim youths have performed the last rites of more than 800 bodies as per Hindu tradition at a crematorium in Maharashtra’s Yavatmal district, News18 reported. Abdul Jabbar, Sheikh Ahmad, Sheikh Alim and Arif Khan say that they are rendering this service by having complete faith in Allah and that they will continue doing this in the future. Relatives of many people who are dying of Covid-19 have been abandoning the bodies at the crematorium out of fear of catching the deadly disease, they say. Muslims in India have been…

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