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Muslims living in various parts of the world will observe daylight fasting as the Holy Month of Ramadan commences on or about July 20, 2012. To more than 1.5 billion people who belong to the world’s fastest growing religion, Ramadan marks a period of piety, abstinence and self-denial. This is also a period during which every Muslim is urged to…

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Voluntary charity spells true human trait

‘Sadaqah’ means voluntary charity. In the earlier history of Islam, ‘Zakah’ was discussed while using the word Sadaqah. Even the Zakah collector and distributor was called ‘Musaddiq.’ But Sadaqah was later used to mean only voluntary charitable acts. The root of the word Sadaqah is ‘Sidq,’ which means realisation of truthfulness declared by action. One affirms truthfulness through words, thoughts…

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New envoy mulls new vistas for ties

Jan Henderson, currently Director of Environment Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Wellington will be New Zealand’s next High Commissioner to India. She will also be the non-resident High Commissioner to Sri Lanka and Bangladesh and Non-Resident Ambassador to Nepal. This would be her second posting as the Head of Mission. She is currently Director, Environment…

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