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Meet This Indian Muslim Who Has Performed Hajj 25 Times - About Islam

Meet This Indian Muslim Who Has Performed Hajj 25 Times

A 62-year-old Indian Muslim issetto perform his 26th Hajj pilgrimage this year, adding to his already 25 consecutivespiritual journeys he started in 1994. “For me, this is an honor from Allah and I wouldn’t miss it for the world,” Taqiullah Khan told Khaleej Times. “Most people consider themselves lucky if they are able to undertake …

First Baby Born in 2019 Hajj Named "Madinah" - About Islam

First Baby Born in 2019 Hajj Named "Madinah"

An Indian couple, who are in Saudi Arabia for Hajj, have been blessed with a new baby, considered to be the first birth case in this year Hajj season,Saudi state media reported. The newborn baby has been named “Madinah”, a reflection of the parent’s great love for the Prophet’s holy city Every year dozens of …

200,000 Indian Muslims to Perform Hajj This Year - About Islam

200,000 Indian Muslims to Perform Hajj This Year

A total number of 200,000 Indian Muslims are set to perform the life-time journey of hajj this year, setting a record for the Muslim community in the Indian peninsula, Outlook India reported. Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi announced on Saturday that 160,000 pilgrims will travel through the Hajj Committee of India and the …

Hyderabad Mosque Opens Clinic for Thousands of Poor Patients - About Islam

Hyderabad Mosque Opens Clinic for Thousands of Poor Patients

HYDERABAD – A Hyderabad mosque has opened a new clinic in its facility to help the poor from all religious backgrounds get access to medical care, Times of India reported. “The community health center at the mosque will serve as a referral link to about 30 state-run hospitals providing primary to tertiary health care,” said …

Former Muslim Street Beggar Opens Two Schools, Orphanage - About Islam

Former Muslim Street Beggar Opens Two Schools, Orphanage

DELHI – A former Indian Muslim street beggar and rickshaw driver has opened an orphanage and two schools with a vision to never deprive children of the right to education. “I am Gazi Jalaluddin, a taxi driver. I am a self-made man. As a child, I begged on the streets and rode a pushcart too. …

India Bans Daily Prayers in Taj Mahal Mosque - About Islam

India Bans Daily Prayers in Taj Mahal Mosque

AGRA – Following the Indian Supreme Court’s decision last July barring non-local Muslims from praying at Taj Mahal mosque, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) issued on November 4 an order banning daily Muslim prayers at the historic mosque, Latestly reported. “The authorities asked me and the staff of the mosque to organize only the …

Mumbai Mosque Goes Green with Solar Power - About Islam

Mumbai Mosque Goes Green with Solar Power

MUMBAI – A south Mumbai mosque has become the fifth major mosque in the city to go green after installing a solar energy system to save power. “After we installed air-conditioners in the mosque, our electricity bill increased to ₹25,000 per month. To reduce this expenditure, we installed solar panels on August 10,” said Khalil …

Catholic Priest Gives Sermon in Mosque, Thanks Muslims for Help during Floods - About Islam

Catholic Priest Gives Sermon in Mosque, Thanks Muslims for Help during Floods

KERALA – Hundreds of Muslim worshipers in a mosque in the south Indian state of Kerala weretaken by surprise when a Catholic priest took the podium to thank Muslims for help during floods, Hindustan Times reported Monday. “I cannot express my gratitude to them in words. That much help and support they had extended during …

Hajj Without Mahram: Indian Women Realize Long-Cherished Dream - About Islam

Hajj Without Mahram: Indian Women Realize Long-Cherished Dream

DELHI – For the first time, Muslim women in India will be allowed to perform hajj without a male guardian, according to a change of rules allowing elderly women to fulfill the lifetime spiritual journey to Makkah. “Our heartfelt wish has been fulfilled,” Shamim Bano, 56, who has been waiting four years for this day, …

Indian Taxi Co. Hits Back at Client Who Turned Down Muslim Driver - About Islam

Indian Taxi Co. Hits Back at Client Who Turned Down Muslim Driver

NEW DELHI – An Indian Taxi provider has criticized the media adviser of a Hindu right-wing organization who triggered uproar on Twitter by boasting that he had turned down a taxi ride because the driver was a Muslim, Times of India reported on Monday. “Ola, like our country, is a secular platform, and we don’t …



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