Seven Indonesians Named National Heroes

Pesident Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono bestowed national hero titles on seven Indonesian citizens during a ceremony at the State Palace in Jakarta on Tuesday. Special honors were also given to humanitarians and artists, including Betawi icon Benyamin Sueb. The seven new national heros are: Idham Chalid, a former minister and head […]

Haj Diary: Day Four

By SIRAJ WAHAB | ARAB NEWS Mina, Nov. 7, 2011 Day 4 went without any hassle. It was pretty quiet during the day. Small groups of pilgrims headed to the Jamarat complex, either on foot or via the Makkah Metro, to complete the stoning ritual. It was extremely peaceful. At […]

Mauritius: So far, so good

Mauritius: So far, so good   On an idyllic island marooned in the Indian Ocean, Matthew Bell is reduced to incoherent ecstacies. Modern Mauritius is that kind of place, he says : Someone once told me you can’t use the word “so” unless it’s followed closely by “that”. Technically, it’s […]

Malaysia’s Ahmadis living dangerously

Source/Credit: Free-Malaysia-Today: By: Patrick Lee | November 8, 2011 Targeted by both society and the state, Ahmadis in Malaysia plead for a fair voice, fearing the worst if they’re denied this. SELAYANG: In the middle of Kampung Nakhoda, there is an unassuming three-storey building. Nothing about its humble stature makes it stand out from […]

Bagatelle Mall of Mauritius now open

  Bagatelle Mall of Mauritius opened to the public at the end of last month, that is exactly one year after Prime minister Navinchandra Ramgoolam officially inaugurated the development site. Mauritius’s first regional shopping centre developed by leading South African  property investment and development company Atterbury, in collaboration  with ENL Group, […]

BOOK REVIEW: Sterile in soul and spirit

Source: Dawn Author: Dr. Irfan Zafar Dr Iqbal Syed Hussain is the author of eight books and hundreds of articles that regularly appear in the European, Middle Eastern and Pakistani media. His works include Islam and Western Civilisations, Terrorism in Action, The Qur’an and Modernism, Islam and the Clash of […]

Holiday, holy day

Today Muslims all over the Philippines mark Eid’l Adha, the Feast of the Sacrifice, one of the two greatest feasts of Islam. President Aquino declared this day a regular holiday, through Proclamation 276 pursuant to Republic Act 9849 which provides that Eid’l Adha be celebrated as such. To be sure, […]