Author Archives: sohail

What is Mahram and Non-Mahram in Islam?

Mahram is an Arabic term derived from ‘haraam’ which literally refers to something which is sacred or prohibited. In the terminology of Islamic Fiqh, a non-Mahram is a person with ...

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Is Taqiyya Used to Deceive Non-Muslims?

Kaniz Fatma: The word ‘Taqaiyyya’ literally means ‘fear, caution, carefulness, guarding against danger, or wariness. In Islamic terminology, the term refers to a precautionary denial of religious belief in cases ...

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What Are the Origin, Concept and Teachings of Sufis and Sufism?

Kaniz Fatma: We come across different opinions about the origin of the word Sufi. The words which are supposed to be its origin are 1) Safaa (meaning; cleanliness, purity of ...

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Education in Chad

Educators face considerable challenges due to the nation’s dispersed population and a certain degree of reluctance on the part of parents to send their children to school. Although attendance is ...

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Religion in Chad

Chad is a religiously diverse country. Estimates from Pew Research Center in 2010 found that 55.7% of the population was Muslim, while 22.5% was Catholic and a further 17.6% was ...

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Wildlife of Chad

Chad’s animal and plant life correspond to the three climatic zones. In the Saharan region, the only flora is the date-palm groves of the oasis. Palms and acacia trees grow ...

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Education in Mali

Public education in Mali is in principle provided free of charge and is compulsory for nine years between the ages of seven and sixteen. The system encompasses six years of ...

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Alpha Oumar Konaré

Alpha Oumar Konaré (born 2 February 1946) is a former President of Mali for two five-year terms from 1992 to 2002 and was Chairperson of the African Union Commission from ...

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Modibo Keita

Modibo Keita (born 31 July 1942 in Koulikoro) is a Malian politician who was Prime Minister of Mali on two separate occasions, from 18 March 2002 to 8 June 2002 ...

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Who is Prophet Muhammad?

Prophet Muhammad, may the mercy and blessings of God be upon him, is the man beloved by more than 1.2 billion Muslims. He is the man who taught us patience ...

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