Day: July 5, 2011

For God’s sake – stop talking

The US takes pride in its separation of church and state, but the current political scene is ‘strangely’ religious.   Lately, there would seem to be a whole lot more people who have a direct channel to the Big Guy Upstairs than one could have humanly thought possible. It is oft-said […]

Standard Bank unit wins Nigerian sharia licence

By Maram Mazen Khartoum Stanbic IBTC Bank, a unit of JSE-listed Standard Bank, has won approval from Nigeria’s central bank to provide Islamic banking services in Africa’s most populous nation. A preliminary licence was awarded to Stanbic last week for a sharia-compliant banking window, the first one given to a commercial bank in the country, Central Bank […]

FACEBOOK: Updated Facebook policy for the members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat – Timely guidance by the Khalifa of the time

The following policy has been approved by London Markaz for the members of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community: Individual Jama’at members are not permitted to create facebook pages on behalf of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. All pages created by individuals representing “Ahmadiyya” or “Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani (a.s.) ” or “The Promised Messiah (a.s.)” or “Mirza Masroor Ahmad” or “Khalifatul […]

Aust unis score well in world rankings

SOCIAL sciences league tables released by QS World University Rankings show a creditable performance by Australian institutions. Only two made the top 10 in any of the six subject areas — the University of Melbourne, ranked nine in law, and the Australian National University, ranked 10 in politics and international studies […]

Daughters, a matter of pride

By ARAB NEWS Bringing up children with proper care is the primary duty of Muslim parents. Parents should not distinguish in a discriminatory manner between their male and female children when bringing them up. However, the fact remains that girls in many Muslim communities are the victims of their parents’ […]

Iran: Historically surprising

By MOHAMED EL HEBEISHY, LIFE.STYLE@ARABNEWS.COM It wouldn’t come as a surprise if Iran tails your list of destinations; it probably does. However, if one goes beyond the political stigma, there are a lot of historical attractions that will certainly leave you surprised with Iran. Just a month or so ago, […]

King wants all graduates given jobs

By ARAB NEWS Published: Jul 4, 2011 23:42 Updated: Jul 4, 2011 23:54 JEDDAH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah instructed the private and public sectors in the Kingdom to provide more employment opportunities to all graduates and other employment seekers. The king also congratulated graduates of all […]