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Interesting Lesser Known Facts About Independence Day

As India gears up to celebrate its 69th Independence Day here are some interesting lesser know facts about Independence Day: 1) Before granting Independence it was Lord Mountbatten who pushed for the partition India into India and Pakistan. 2) Indian Muslims were well spread minority in India, initially people were quite united. Gandhi headed many movements and Muslims rallied behind ...

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Watch Live Mecca Ramadan Prayers 2015

Ramzan or Eid Ul Fitr, the major Muslim festival is likely to fall on Friday or Saturday this weekend, marking the  completion of the holy Ramzan month (Islamic month of Shawwal) when Muslims observe day-time fasting. One of the most important day for Muslims around the world as it is believed that God had sent his angel Gabriel to reveal his ...

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Hajj Pilgrimage Begins Amidst ‘Selfie Fever’; Indian Consulate Releases ‘Accommodation’ Locator App

Hajj, the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudhi Arabia begins today and the event, perceived as the “religious high point of a Muslim’s life”, sees every year millions of Muslims from all over the world to fulfill one of the five pillars of faith. This year’s hajj is expected to fall between Oct. 2 and Oct. 7, based on the ...

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Google gives new digital twist to Ramzan tradition

As the world Muslims begin fasting during the holy month of Ramzan from Friday, Google has come out with some venerable Ramzan traditions online. Besides, sharing the Islamic prayers live from Mecca on a dedicated YouTube channel, it will attract millions of people from around the world to experience and comment on the event through video. “Ramadan is about more ...

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Necrophilia and Uncooked Meat

By Shajahan Madampat The cyberspace is abuzz with discussions on yet another fatwa, this time from a Moroccan cleric who declared necrophilia lawful. According to the cleric, it is religiously permissible for a man to have sex with his dead wife provided it is done within six hours of death. Although the fatwa seems to have been issued some time ...

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Google streams live Hajj event from Mecca

With 2.5 million Muslims expected to offer their annual Islamic ritual of the Hajj on November 5 in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Google has hit upon the idea of covering the event live. The Hajj, one of the five pillars of Islam, “requires all Muslims around the world who are able-bodied and can afford it to perform the pilgrimage once in ...

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