Saturday, 8 December 2018

Blossom media to host Humanity First conclave promoting Interfaith harmony

Blossom Media will host Humanity first conclave to promote interfaith harmony followed by an award program tittled ‘Mumbai Heroes’ to honour and appreciate the social activist from various religion for their work and efforts towards social welfare.

The Indian constitution promotes the concept of religious harmony. It gives every Indian citizen the right to choose and practice any religion. Majority of Indian religious leader call and propagate for religious harmony. To cement this further, Mumbai Based Blossom Media Pvt Ltd will host couple of events during conclave titled Humanity First on 3rd of February 2019 at NSCI Worli to promote and propogate communal harmony message. 

In order to make conclave bigger and reach of harmony message on a large scale from 2nd January 2019 onwards Blossom will start Social harmony message competition and nomination of Mumbai heroes award for individuals who work for the benefit of society without any discrimination. The final event and prize distribution will happen on the day of the conclave.

Under the conclave there will be discussion on the topic’ serving humanity the base of religion’ by religious scholars representing major religion of the world regarding the importance of tolerance and understanding between people of different faith and religion.  

Case study on importance of serving human, without any discrimination.

The conclave will co-host Mumbai Heroes award distribution ceremony to honour and celebrate people, from different faith, who do social welfare work for the betterment of the humanity and society in general without discriminating on basis of caste, creed, religion and belief. The conclave will be free for people of all the faith

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

An ecosystem to connect Indian Muslim Entrepreneurs

Connect, Support, Inspire & Grow, with this motto, All India Muslim Business startup and Network (AIMBNS) has initiated a Pan India movement to gather Muslim businessmen, startups, investors and incubators under one roof this November, 26 at Pune. This first event under AIMBS banner, will also host Entrepreneurship Awards to felicitate the business achievers.

The Purpose of this organisation is expressing the vision of the India’s Muslim community becoming more involved in stimulating the business sector and developing opportunities for the next generation.

AIMBSN’s vision and benefit is to connect Muslim community with the Government of India’s initiatives and   policies such as Make India, Startup India- Standup India, Digital India & Skill India.

One of the founders of AIMBS, Dr.Tausif Malik, is elected Tressure, Democrate abroad, Democratic Party USA's International Chapter. He is the first Indian Muslim to be leceted to this position.

With a Doctorate Degree from Chicago University U.S, Dr. Tausif Malik, said “ the purpose of this conference is to connect with Muslim entrepreneurs, Halal businesses and $300 billion USD valued Indian Muslim consumer market. It  is a platform for Muslim Businesses, Investors & Startups to connect with mainstream business ecosystem.”

He further maintained that after this launch event in Pune, AIMBSN would be held at other locations in India, Gulf countries (GCC countries) , USA, UK & Canada, where there is significant Indian Muslim diaspora, who want to be part of the development of their motherland India.

The event will be attended by the doyens of  Business owners from the Muslim community.
Further details and activities are mentioned on

Saturday, 28 October 2017

What is India’s annual amount of Zakat, charity distribution?

Zakat, or charity, is one of the five pillars of Islam. The amount is calculated as 2.5% of a family’s annual savings and the donation is made in cash or kind any time of the year, but most contributions are made during the Ramzan because rewards of good deeds in this month are greater.
It is a system provided by Islam by virtue of which the poor’s can be elevated from their status of dependency.
The amount of Zakat distributed by the Indian Muslims is worth exploring. There is no formal data available as such in this regards as most of the charities are done by the individual Muslims mostly in cash, but with certain assumption we can arrive to a nearly close figure.

As per the latest figure there are around 200 million Muslims in India, i.e 20 crore.
Out of this total population we can conveniently assume that there will be 10 percent Muslim upon whom the payment of Zakat is compulsory that is they are sahib –e- nisab.

So on an average 2 crore or 20 million Muslims are paying Zakat. Out of this 2 crore there are individuals who are paying Zakat in lakhs and then there is numbers who are paying in thousand. By arriving on a mean average figure we can easily say that Rs.5000 is the amount every Sahebe Nisab pays. Rs.5000 zakat amount 2 crore times is Rs.10,000 crore a huge amount distributed every year.

After Zakat, lets talk about Fitra, It a compulsory charity to be given by every living Muslims. Mean average comes to Rs.50. The sum total of Fitra paid every year is Rs 1000 crore. Zakat and Fitra amount combined together comes to 11000 crore.

This amount if used judiciously can be enough in transforming the community’s financial status in next 5 years. Hospitals, Educational Institutes, Entrepreneurship incubation centre, Media House, legal Cell could be set up and utilized for the betterment of the community and the nation.

Muallim – The Muslim Lifestyle Magazine

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Brands get into Islamic Marketing to woo Muslims globally

Islamic marketing and branding is an emerging concept whose time has come, many brands are tracking for a broader consumer base get accustomed to Muslim sensibilities.
If one look at Islamic values, most of them are emotional and social, this makes for good branding and marketing.
After China and India, Muslim consumers globally can be termed as the third one billion clubs. The Muslims, irrespective of their country of origin, are bound and related by a common parameter, called Islamic Shariah.

Industries ranging from Food, Fashion, Tourism, Cosmetics, Healthcare, Finance, etc have embraced Islamic Marketing and branding to appeal to over a billion Muslim consumers globally.
Sportswear behemoth Nike has recently introduced a sports hijab to address the growing demand amongst Muslim athlete women.
Islamic travel market is one of the world’s fastest growing, both Thailand and Singapore are making changes to draw the Muslim holiday makers.
Indian based, Ecotrail Personal Care has recently launched Iba Halal Care to cater to the halal fashion and cosmetics need of the Muslims in India and abroad.
Tata Asset Management has launched Ethical Fund, which is an open ended equity fund which invests in a diversified equity portfolio based on principles of Shariah. 
Islamic branding can embrace broader pastures that cover business practices too," said Harish Bijoor, CEO of Harish Bijoor Consults.

Paul Temporal, founder and MD of Temporal Brand Consulting, feels that there is a lot more room for brand managers to adapt these values for different markets and cultures, whether Islamic or not.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Mumbai’s eco-friendly Masjids

Mumbai’s iconic Minara Masjid, at Mohammed Ali Road, and over 200 years old Zakaria Masjid, located at Masjid Bunder,   have gone green in order to manage its electricity expenses. The Masjid which is been frequented by thousands of namazis have installed solar panel on its roof to cut the electricity bill. Lights, air conditioners and fans in the masjid are powered by solar power.
A total of 46 solar panels were installed at the masjid in January that generates 45 kilowatt-hour (kWh) to 70 kWh solar power per day. 
“After the installation of the meter and other amenities, the entire system started functioning from February,” said Abdul Wahab, trustee, Minara Masjid trust. “Our monthly electricity bill has cut down to Rs25,000 as opposed to Rs50,000 that we had to pay before the solar power installation. We have already saved over lakh by going green.”
According to members of the Zakaria Masjid trust the monthly electricity bill fell by 20% after they installed the solar power system. “Apart from being cost-effective, we are able to spread the message of protecting the environment by adopting this renewable form energy,” said Irshad Lakdawala, chairperson, Zakaria Masjid trust.
“The solar power varies on the basis of weather conditions. If it is a completely sunny day, maximum benefits will be reaped with 70kwh output from the project,” said Sohail Shaikh, director and technical head, Green Power Consortium Management Pvt Ltd., which set up the project. 
The trust spent a total of Rs 11.8 lakh to set up the project. “We expect the money invested by us will be reimbursed over the next five years,” said Wahab. “Overall, the green power has helped us and if its benefits are understood properly, it can transform the entire city.”

It is exemplary that two heritage structures in the city have led by an example and adopted solar energy. The renewable energy source will not only benefit the mosques but areas that face electricity woes.

Monday, 9 October 2017

Turkish Government Gifts The Holy Quran To Aamir Khan

Turkish Government Gifts The Holy Quran To Aamir Khan

Turkey played a perfect host to the Bollywood actor Aamir Khan. The Bollywood super star was in Turkey to promote his upcoming movie and meet his fan base. The Government officials gifted a copy of Holy Qur’an to Aamir Khan.

While addressing the media there, Aamir khan said, “I am grateful to the people of Turkey for their love, warmth anfd generous gesture. The culture of Turkey is ancient, back home I will tell my friends and people how wonderful the people and the country Turkey is.”

Aamir also got indulged in Turkish delights and looked mesmerized by the beauty of Turkey

Aamir Khan also visited Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Aamir Khan was received by Erdogan at the Presidential Complex in the Turkish capital Ankara.

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Actor Kader Khan inaugurates cardiac cath lab for Zakaat eligible’s

Bollywood thespian Kader Khan today inaugurated cardiac catheterization lab for the cardiac treatment of people belonging to Below Poverty Line (BPL), the Zakaat eligiblesbased at Dr. Zikrullah Khan’s Habib Multispecialty Hospital in Kurla, Mumbai.

The lab is well-equipped to conduct angiography, angioplasty, pace makers, and other cardiac procedures.
The Catheterization machine for the lab is being sponsored by Mumbai based Hamdulay Heart Foundation.
Speaking on the occasion, Kader Khan said, “It is a good step taken by Hamdulay Heart Foundation and Habib Hospital for the betterment of the needy and poor, it is a much needed initiative and they should further try for the charitable by-pass surgery for BPL people.”

Kader Khan further said that lab is exemplary in providing advanced cardiac healthcare to the common man at affordable prices, otherwise which in today’s time burns hole in the pocket.
The cath lab is equipped with state of art machine, which has the capacity to perform any cardiac procedure. It is the latest series by GE and is both doctor and patience friendly.

The Centre will be operational round the clock and will be under the guidance of Dr. Zainulabedin Hamdulay who is Mumbai based reputed Cardiothoracic surgeon and founder of Hamdulay Heart foundation.
Dr. Hamdulay, said “Hitherto, there were no such charitable CATH lab dedicated to the BPL people at NGO Level. It will benefit the poor and the needy from Mumbai and Suburbs.”

People covered under Rajiv Gandhi Jeevandayi Yojana will be treated free for the cardiac ailment and the Zakaat eligibles  will be charged a nominal fee and the remaining treatment amount will be sponsored by Hamdulay Heart Foundation.

Muallim The Muslim Lifestyle Magazine