Positive Muslim News

News about good things Muslims are doing in North America and around the world.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Praise for Muslim entrepreneur building engineering complex in Hartford, Conneticut


Abul A. Islam’s plan to build a new 13-story headquarters building downtown for the Middletown engineering and technology firm he founded 17 years ago is welcome news for Hartford on many levels.

The AI Technology Center will add a sleek and stylish anchor for Constitution Plaza at the eastern gateway to the city near the Founders Bridge. And the pending influx of engineers and technology specialists from AI Engineering Inc. will complement the Connecticut Science Center that is scheduled to open across State Street in the spring.


These very positive developments come at a time when economic sentiment is scraping record lows. It takes the optimistic outlook of a successful entrepreneur like Islam to focus not on the present downturn but on the inevitable bounce back that is a year or two in the future.

Kudos to Islam. And welcome to Hartford.

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Russian Muslims thankful to late Patriarch for protecting Islam


Moscow, December 8, Interfax - Head of the Council of Muftis of Russia Ravil Gainutdin has recognized the contribution of the late head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Alexy II, to the dialogue between religions and the protection of Muslims in the days of the so-called cartoon scandal.

"At times when campaigns slandering Islam, religious scandals were launched in this country and especially in the West Patriarch Alexy II came to the defense of truth and called for making a difference between religion and extremism, terrorism and crime," Ravil Gainutdin said in his Monday sermon in the Moscow cathedral mosque on the occasion of the feast of Eid Al-Adha.


On behalf of the Council of Muftis he expressed deep and sincere condolences to the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church and all compatriots on the death of the Patriarch.

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Muslims hold peace march in India


Mumbai, Dec. 7: Condemning terror attacks in Mumbai which claimed at least 183 lives and injured more than 300 people, Muslim organisations today held a peace march from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus(CST) Railway station to the Trident-Oberoi hotel.

About 5,000 people assembled near Trident-Oberoi hotel and expressed regrets that Islam is being wrongly interpreted by the maulanas and that is why patriotism of Indian Muslims is being questioned. Noted lyricist Javed Akhtar who participated the march said “All people from this (Muslim) community want to say enough is enough. They want to warn terrorists that they do not belong to our community.”

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Muslim Aid Foundation Supplies Medicine


Somalia — Muslim Aid Foundation among the aid agencies that operate in Somalia distributed medicine supplies parts of northern regions in Somalia on Friday, officials said.

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