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Forbes lists ten Muslims among world’s most influential 70 people

Recently released ranking by Forbes magazine lists ten Muslims among the most influential 70 people in the  world.  Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah, was again selected the most influential person among Muslims and the sixth person in all 70 people, due to the location of Islam’s holiest site in KSA and his impressive social […]

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Islamic designs in the modern world

In April, I was lucky enough to be invited to speak at the 2012 World Halal Forum, in Kuala Lumpur. One of the other speakers was designer Peter Gould. For those of you that haven’t heard of him, check out: http://www.peter-gould.com/about/ Peter’s session went down really well, so I asked him to share some of those […]

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UNHATE – edgy marketing, stirring up hate, trying to grab headlines, or a viral stunt?

Benetton launched a new campaign, which I am sure will test the adage, ‘there’s no such things as bad publicity’. On their website they state that: The UNHATE Foundation, desired and founded by the Benetton Group, seeks to contribute to the creation of a new culture of tolerance, to combat hatred, building on Benetton’s underpinning values. It […]

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Indian Hajj and Umrah Market

Recently released information by Ministry of External Affairs shows the number of applications received for Hajj 2011 is more than three times of its allocated quota.  Hajj services in India are mainly performed through a government organization, the “Central Hajj Committee of India” which allocates its quota of pilgrims to all thirty five states as […]

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