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      PROFESSORU MUHAMMAD IQBAL depicts how K’abah, other mosques and the entire earth, which is a miniature mosque, reverberate the Glory of Allah the Exalted round the clock. Oversimplification is a fallacy. Evaluation of an identity without a holistic and … More

Hashimpura Massacre Will The Victims Ever Get Justice?

The acquittal of 16 Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) personnel accused of killing 42 innocent Muslims in the infamous Hashimpura massacre 1987 by a Delhi court is being termed as appalling failure of Justice System. The survivors as well as human … More

COMMUNAL VIOLENCE

Minorities are Assets of India

MOHAMMAD NAUSHAD KHAN After the last Lok Sabha polls, religious intolerance is growing by the day, anti-minority hate speech has become a usual phenomenon, and divisive elements have become more vocal, unbridled and unapologetic. It appears today that Prime Minister … More

DEBATE ON ISLAM

Liberty or Abuse!

By MUHAMMAD SIRAJUDDIN We get what we choose either way consciously, un-consciously or subconsciously; and courtesy demands all of us to choose for our friends, relatives and others carefully what we consider good for ourselves. Today there was, on one … More

ENVIRONMENT

Batting for Environment with the Earth Hour

By SAMEEN AHMED KHAN In recent years with rapid urbanisation and changing lifestyles, environment has become a serious concern. Climate Change is a major issue. Several movements were started to safeguard the environment. Outreach and public awareness is a definite … More

HASHIMPURA MASSACRE

Acquittal of Hashimpura-Maliana massacre-accused a Blac...

“The acquittal of all the surviving accused in the Hashimpura-Maliana massacre of 1987 is a murder of justice and a black day in the history of India,” said Dr. Zafarul-Islam Khan, President All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat, the umbrella body … More

HASHIMPURA MASSACRE

Justice denied to us: Hashimpura massacre survivors

  All 16 Uttar Pradesh cops who were accused of killing 42 Muslims in Hashimpura in Meerut district of Uttar Pradesh were on Saturday acquitted in the 28-year-old Hashimpura massacre case by a Delhi trial court for want of evidence. … More

ISLAMIC STATE

‘Islamic State’ as a Western Phenomenon? Reimaginin...

By RAMZY BAROUD No matter how one attempts to wrangle with the so-called ‘Islamic State’ (IS) rise in Iraq and Syria, desperately seeking any political or other context that would validate the movement as an explainable historical circumstance, things refuse … More

MANAGEMENT

Self-Management in Islam

By SYED KAZIM Self-Management broadly consists of three fields: personal, social and environmental. Personal management consists of soul, mind and body. Social management consists of family and friends. Environmental management consists of home and work. Self-management is all about planning, … More

FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT

It wasn’t because Someone Forced Me to

By SAIDAH PAOLA DUQUE CORREA I am a Colombian girl born in Bucaramanga city, but I have mostly lived in Valledupar city. I am a bacteriologist, from Universidad de Santander – UDES- (Colombia). Before embracing Islam, I was Catholic but … More

INSIDE INDIA

AIMPLB FORMS ‘DEFEND CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS COMMITTEE...

During the inaugural session of the two-day national executive meet of All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) on 21 March, the body expressed apprehensions on the safety of minorities in the country, despite the Prime Minister’s assurance. Most of … More

INSIDE INDIA

CENTRE TRYING TO VILIFY BODIES HELPING RIOT VICTIMS: TE...

Social activist Teesta Setalvad on 21 March alleged that the Modi government was trying to malign the organisations helping the survivors of the Godhra riots. Addressing a press conference in Chennai, Ms. Setalvad alleged that the government was trying to … More

INSIDE INDIA

‘PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF MINORITIES’

The Gujarat United Christian Forum for Human Rights organised a protest meeting at Sardar Baug near Lal Darwaja against various state and national issues on 20 March where human rights activists participated from across the state. The participants from 10 … More

INSIDE INDIA

SLAIN LAWYER’S FATHER RETURNS RS 20-LAKH COMPENSATION...

A section of lawyers of the Allahabad High Court, who have been boycotting judicial work in protest against the killing of an advocate at the district court premises in Allahabad, called off their strike on 18 March even as the … More

INSIDE INDIA

WAQF’S NAGPUR OFFICIAL SUSPENDED FOR GRAFT

The state waqf board has suspended its regional officer Shaikh Zafar Shaikh Ibrahim posted at Nagpur for his alleged involvement in corrupt practices. In 2007, the judicial commission appointed by the state government had indicted the regional officer for making … More

INSIDE INDIA

10% OF DOWRY CASES FALSE, GOVT. PLANS CHANGES IN LAW

Every year more than 10,000 complaints of dowry harassment are found to be false. Given that close to 90,000 to 1 lakh cases are investigated every year, the figure makes it one of the most abused laws in the country. … More

INSIDE INDIA

AJMAL KASAB ‘NEVER ASKED’ FOR MUTTON BIRYANI, I COO...

Ujjwal Nikam, the special public prosecutor who argued on behalf of the state during the 26/11 Mumbai attack trial, on 20 March disclosed that executed terrorist Ajmal Kasab had “never demanded nor was he given” mutton biryani while in custody. … More

INSIDE INDIA

JIH CONDEMNS LAHORE CHURCH BLASTS

Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Omari, Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, has strongly condemned and expressed deep grief over the blasts at two churches in Lahore city of Pakistan. He said the suicide attack in which 15 people were killed and 80 others rendered … More

INSIDE INDIA

IUPUI, BSAU EXCHANGE JOINT RESEARCH AND STUDY ABROAD PR...

A delegation of students and faculty from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, IUPUI, USA, visited B. S. Abdur Rahman University, for a study abroad programme starting from 15 March to 19 March to learn best practices in teaching and research … More

INSIDE INDIA

HARYANA TO EXTEND UIDAI NUMBERS TO COWS

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) format will soon be extended to cows as the Haryana government has decided to introduce ‘Special Identification Tags’ with unique identification numbers for ‘Haryana’ cows, an indigenous breed found in the state. The … More

MUSLIM WORLD

FJP SLAMS NEW DEATH SENTENCES AGAINST ANTI-COUP CITIZEN...

Dr. AbdulMawgoud Dardery, Egypt’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) leader, said executions cannot help build an economy, especially one based on the demolition of freedoms and violation of human rights. In a statement, Dr. Dardery said: “It is well known … More

MUSLIM WORLD

ECCRF CONDEMNS DISMISSAL OF ANTI-COUP EGYPTIAN JUDGES

The Egyptian Coordinating Committee of Rights and Freedoms (ECCRF) had condemned the latest massacre of the judiciary by the ruling regime in Egypt, where 41 judges were removed from their posts on 15 March for daring to announce their rejection … More

MUSLIM WORLD

YEMEN ISLAH PARTY CONDEMNS TRIPLE TERRORIST BOMBINGS IN...

Islah Party has strongly condemned the heinous terrorist bombings that targeted Badr mosque in Assafya and al-Hashush mosque in Jiraf in the Yemeni capital Sanaa and resulted in dozens of martyrs and wounded. In its statement issued 20 March, the … More

MUSLIM WORLD

DHAKA IS PLOTTING CONSPIRACY TO BRAND OPPOSITION MOVEME...

Acting Secretary General of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, Dr. Shafiqur Rahman has urged the countrymen to intensify the ongoing peaceful movement against the pre-planned conspiracy to destroy the country. “The government is relentlessly hatching conspiracies to brand the ongoing peaceful movement of … More

MUSLIM WORLD

AUSTRALIAN MUSLIMS TO LAUNCH TV STUDIO

An Australian Muslim community has set up a A$1 million television studio to counter what it sees as negative representations of Islam in the country’s mainstream media. The One Path Network studio says it aims to spread the word of … More

MUSLIM WORLD

ARABS MAKE UNPRECEDENTED GAINS IN KNESSET

The Joint Arab List – a coalition of four Arab political groups led by Aiman Ouda – won 14 seats in 17 March polls, coming in third after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud party and the centre-left Zionist Union … More

MUSLIM WORLD

GUNMEN ATTACK TUNISIA PARLIAMENT

At least 8 tourists killed in Tunisia parliament attack, other tourists held hostage nearby museum by armed groups. Three gunmen have attacked Tunisia’s parliament building, local radio reported, citing one of its reporters at the scene. The radio said the … More

MUSLIM WORLD

TURKEY MARKS 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF CANAKKALE VICTORY

The 100th anniversary of March 18, 1915 – the day which would later be celebrated in Turkey as “Canakkale Victory and Martyrs’ Day” – brought together thousands of people across the country and abroad. This poignant day of remembrance marks … More

MUSLIM WORLD

ASSAD IS LIKE HITLER: DAVUTOGLU

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on 17 March negotiating with President Bashar al-Assad would be like shaking hands with Adolf Hitler, highlighting Turkey’s differences with Washington over dealing with the Syrian leader. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said … More

MUSLIM WORLD

RING WITH “FOR ALLAH” INSCRIPTION FOUND IN VIKING G...

The discovery of an Islamic inscription on a ring inside a Viking coffin has confirmed ancient tales about contact between Viking Age Scandinavia and the Islamic world. The silver ring, recovered from a wooden coffin containing the skeleton of a … More

READERS' PULSE

A Grotesque Judgment

This refers to the acquittal of 16 former PAC personnel in the case of the gruesome massacre of 42 Muslim men who were picked up from Hashimpura mohalla in 1987. The trial court in Delhi which has pronounced the verdict … More

READERS' PULSE

Hashimpura Verdict

The Aam Aadmi Party in its reaction on the Hashimpura massacre judgment has termed the acquittal of 16 erring PAC personnel a case of miscarriage of justice. The party in a statement said that the acquittal of suspects’ chargesheeted in … More

READERS' PULSE

Couch Potatoes

It refers to ‘The age of Smart Phones and Dumb People’ published in Radiance (22-28 March). The article rightly depicted the pathetic condition of new generation. “We gave up rich personal live interactions for IM&Whatsapp. Family time is now synonymous … More

READERS' PULSE

Minorities at a Crossroads in India

Once again, attack on a church in Haryana is clear indication of how vulnerable minorities are in India. For the last nine months, violence against minorities verbally and physically is on the rise. The matter of concern is how easily … More

REPORT

Idea of India under Threat: Civil Society Groups

By OUR STAFF REPORTER More than six dozen social activist groups gathered to take stock of governance under Narendra Modi’s rule at Jantar Mantar on 19 March. These groups, assembled from all across India, unanimously expressed concern about BJP-led government’s … More

REPORT

Electoral Reforms Impossible unless Political Parties R...

By OUR STAFF REPORTER Talking on ‘Electoral Reform in India’, H.S. Brahma, Chief Election Commissioner, shared his invaluable ideas and views. He said that electoral reforms are not possible unless and until political parties reform themselves as per interest of … More

REPORT

SIO Demands Union Election in JMI

By OUR STAFF REPORTER In order to awaken the administration as well as the students of Jamia Millia Islamia, Student Islamic Organisation of India (SIO), staged a protest march to ensure democratic atmosphere in the campus and demanded fundamental rights, … More

REPORT

A Milestone for the Urdu Community

By SAMEEN AHMED KHAN The very First National Urdu Science Congress, was organised by the Anjuman Farogh-e-Science (Organisation for Science Promotion, Delhi), at Zakir Husain College, Delhi, India during 20-21 March 2015. The inaugural session was presided over by Dr. … More