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Abida Rani Rehman lives in London UK. She has a Bsc. Hons, and an M.Phil. in Biomedical Sciences. For the past fourteen years she has been the incharge of the production of a children program on MTA. Her father, Mr Bashir Ahmed Orchard, an Englishman, converted to Islam and then dedicated his life in 1945. Mr. Orchard served as a missionary of Islam in the Ahmadiyya Community in The West Indies, South America, Oxford and Scotland.

Poor young women being ‘left behind in life’ as equality gap widens

Nearly half of Australia’s most disadvantaged young women aren’t involved in work or study after leaving school, despite overall rising educational achievements among girls, a government report has found. The…

Fukushima interfaith conference calls for abolishment of nuclear power

  JAPAN — An international inter-religious conference attended by 87 participants, including Buddhists and Christians from Asia, Europe and North America, has pledged on 7 December “to work to abolish…

Feature: Turkish students oppose intended elimination of mixed-sex dorm

ISTANBUL, Nov. 8 (Xinhua) — Turkish university students staged protests against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s recently- revealed intention to eliminate mixed-sex accommodation in state- run dormitories. “This is a…

Why America is winning the modern Great Game

The term the Great Game referred to the strategic rivalry between the British and Russian empires in Central Asia. Today’s great game is the battle for economic survival in a…

Boko Haram leader calls for more schools attacks after dorm killings

Dated: July 2013 Source: The Guardian UK The leader of Nigeria‘s Islamist militant group Boko Haram has called for more attacks against schools, describing western education as a “plot against Islam”, in a…

Boris Johnson criticised for suggesting women go to university to find husband

  The mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has been accused of casual sexism after joking that the increase in the number of women attending university in Malaysia was down to their desire to find a…

Saudi Arabia imposes 15-day limit for Umrah

  Manama: People performing Umrah will not be allowed to stay more than 15 days in Saudi Arabia, local officials said. The decision was attributed to the large numbers of…

There’s nothing un-Australian about taking an oath on the Qur’an

Ed Husic made history this week by being the first Australian Muslim to be appointed as a front bencher in Australian parliament. Husic was appointed as a parliamentary secretary to…

Wisdom Of Nomads

Mongolian proverbs Do not start if afraid, once begun do not be afraid. Aival bu khii, hijvel buu ai. While father alive to get to know people While horse is…

Teaching of Arabic language in UAE schools to be modernised

Dubai: The Ministry of Education has announced its next step towards improving the teaching of Arabic language in schools through modernising its curriculum and teaching methodology, during a seminar held…

NSA leaker Edward Snowden is a hero to some, traitor to others

Computerworld - Depending on whom you ask, National Security Agency (NSA) contract employee Edward Snowden is either a hero or a traitor for leaking details about top-secret U.S. surveillance programs to…

Professional women more susceptible to breast cancer

  Successful women may be more likely to develop breast cancer – and stress at work, including prejudice, discrimination, and resistance, could be to blame. Women in professional jobs had…

Thousands gather in London to mark Closer to Israel celebration

  Thousands of Israel supporters filled London’s Trafalgar Square today to celebrate the country’s 65th birthday. Sun-drenched revellers heard speakers including Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, Israeli Ambassador to Britain Daniel…

Hamster resurrection: Pet rises from the grave at Easter after being buried in garden

  http://metro.co.uk/2013/04/10/hamster-resurrection-pet-rises-from-the-grave-at-easter-after-being-buried-in-garden-3591242/…

UN conference on women: some rights won, but more battles ahead

  It may not sound like much, but the attempted insertion of the word “recalls” in place of “reaffirms” about previous women’s rights agreements by the Holy See in the…

Secular Europe’s Islamic spiritual fix

Louvre Museum in Paris that recently added a wing about Muslims Source: WorldMag.com By Angela Lu Islam has been growing in European countries—especially the urban areas of France, the U.K., and Spain—through…

Saudi preacher: Young girls should wear burqa

Riyadh: A Saudi cleric says even girls who have not yet reached puberty should be covered from head to toe, citing instances of child molestation in the ultraconservative kingdom and…

MP apologises for Palestine comment

A Liberal Democrat MP facing disciplinary action after accusing “the Jews” of atrocities against Palestinians has issued a public apology for causing “unintended offence”. David Ward’s comments – posted on…

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