• BJP Fails to Respect Sentiments of Lok Sabha Polls

    28 Sep 2014 |
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    MOHAMMAD NAUSHAD KHAN analyses the results of recent bye-polls in the various States and concludes that development agenda and hate politics cannot go hand in hand. People’s anger towards BJP in bye-polls, one after another, is clear reminder that they … More

Running with the Hare and Hunting with the Hounds

Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not reveal something new when he asserted that Al Qaida’s appeal will not have any impact on Indian Muslims and they will live and die for their motherland. It is a time tested truth that … More

BOOK REVIEW

More History, Less Histrionics

Reviewed by ASIF ANWAR ALIG Delhi by Heart – Impressions of a Pakistani Traveller Raza Rumi HarperCollins Publishers India,Noida- 201301 2013 322pp. ` 300, Soft (Paperback) Yet another book by a foreign author opens up new leaflets of Indian history … More

AWARDS

First Muslim to be Awarded a Fields Medal

By SAMEEN AHMED KHAN Maryam Mirzakhani became the first Muslim, the first woman and the first Iranian honoured with the Fields Medal, the most prestigious award in mathematics. The award committee cited her work in understanding the symmetry of curved … More

B'DESH SCENARIO

Delwar Hossain Sayedee’s Verdict BJI Demands His Imme...

Acting Ameer of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami (BJI) Maqbul Ahmed and party’s Acting Secretary General Dr. Shafiqur Rahman, in a joint statement on 17 September, protested the life time imprisonment conviction against the party’s Nayeb-e-Ameer and renowned preacher of the Holy Qur’ān, … More

Muslim Council of Britain

MCB Calls for Release of Alan Henning

The Muslim Council of Britain on 17 September called for the immediate release of Alan Henning without harm. Henning is a British citizen who travelled to Syria in an aid convoy organised by British Muslims to help innocent civilians.

 Dr … More

DEBATE ON ISLAM

Traitors and Patriots

By MUHAMMAD SIRAJUDDIN Politicians of today advise us not to mix religion with politics while they themselves play freely with religious sentiments of citizens, by making inappropriate and often highly explosive mixer of communalism and election strategy. This mixer also … More

EDUCATION

Professional Development Programme for Teachers

By OUR CORRESPONDENT Teaching Learning Academy (Tla), formed by a group of individual professionals to enhance primary and secondary education standards in old city school in Hyderabad, felt the social responsibility to re-orient teachers to the needs of their students … More

CURRENT AFFAIRS

Motivation in Islam

By SYED KAZIM Motivation is a psychological feature and a process that directs a human being to act towards a desired goal. It can be considered a driving force that compels or reinforces an action towards a destination. For example, … More

RAGING VIOLENCE

Why So Much Violence for Establishing Islamic State?

By SALAHUDDIN AYYUB The ‘Islamic State’ that has captured a large part of Iraq and Syria in a period of not more than one year and continuously stretching its territories in all directions has put the world clock on high … More

SOCIAL SERVICE

Solidarity’s Sunrise

By THALHA HUSSAIN It has been 12 years since the formation of Solidarity Youth Movement in Kerala. Though still in its infancy – 12 years is just the moulding period for any organisation – the achievements and impact the organisation … More

VALUE OF TIME

It’s Time to Realise the Value of Time

MUFTI MOHAMMAD SANAUL HUDA QASIMI underlines the value of time and calls upon the readers, especially students, to resolve to utilise it fruitfully. Proverbial is the flight of time. The speed with which seconds, minutes, hours, days and nights transform … More

INSIDE INDIA

MUSHAWARAT CONDEMNS BJP LEADERS’ HATE-MONGERING

The All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat has condemned the continuous hate-mongering indulged in by BJP leaders. AIMMM President Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan, in a statement on 14 September, said that after the disgraceful flop of their fake “Love Jihad” plank, BJP … More

INSIDE INDIA

MINORITY RIGHTS PANEL FOR ACTION ON BJP MPS

The National Commission for Minorities has sought a probe into the “vitriolic” remarks by BJP leaders against the country’s Muslims, which violate the spirit of the Constitution. In a letter to the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, NCM President Naseem … More

INSIDE INDIA

MOHSIN SHEIKH’S FAMILY LEFT IN THE LURCH

Three months after his brutal murder in Pune, techie Mohsin Sheikh’s family has received another setback. The Maharashtra government has backtracked on its promise of providing a government job to his kin. After a furore over the killing of Mohsin … More

INSIDE INDIA

CHRISTIANS IN INDIA RALLY AGAINST PERSECUTION

Christian and secular groups recently met to speak out against increased persecution of non-Hindus in India. They sought to bring attention to more than 600 attacks since the election of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, according to World Watch Monitor. Since … More

INSIDE INDIA

SOLIDARITY IN SUPPORT OF KANDHAMAL RIOT VICTIMS

State leaders of Solidarity Youth Movement took part in the Kandhamal solidarity conference organised in remembering the six-year before communal genocide attempts of the Christian community. The conference jointly organised by National Solidarity Forum and Odisha National Alliance of Woman … More

INSIDE INDIA

KARNATAKA GOVT THREATENS TO BAN SRI RAMA SENE

Karnataka government on 16 September warned the controversial right wing outfit Sri Rama Sene that it would be banned if indulges in illegal activities. “We will ban Sri Rama Sene as it was done by the Manohar Parrikar government in … More

INSIDE INDIA

ALLAMA IQBAL IS MISUNDERSTOOD IN INDIA: HAMID ANSARI

“India highly misunderstood Iqbal and his philosophy,” said Vice-President Hamid Ansari while launching a book on the noted poet Allama Iqbal at his residence on 15 September. Dr. Ansari called him a “philosopher, patriot and poet in one”. He noted … More

INSIDE INDIA

DHULE RIOTS PANEL CHIEF QUITS, CITES HUMILIATION

Former High Court Judge Shrikant Malte appointed by the state government to probe the January 2013 Dhule riots, in which six Muslims lost their lives, has resigned from his post. Malte is reported to have felt humiliated by the usage … More

INSIDE INDIA

UJJAIN VARSITY V-C OFFICE VANDALISED OVER APPEAL TO HEL...

Objecting to Ujjain University Vice-Chancellor J L Kaul’s appeal to landlords to show leniency towards Kashmiri students, a group of VHP and Bajrang Dal activists allegedly ransacked his office on 15 September, forcing the administration to provide him with security. … More

INSIDE INDIA

2 OUT OF 3 INDIANS ARE FINANCIALLY STRUGGLING

Two out of every three Indians are either financially struggling or suffering. According to the Gallup-Healthways Global Well-Being Index, released on 16 September, only about one-fifth of Indians, or 21 per cent were financially thriving while 49 per cent were … More

INSIDE INDIA

INDIAN MUSLIMS SHOULD INTEGRATE NOT ASSIMILATE: AMU VC

Indian Muslims should integrate but not assimilate. They should contribute to nation building, national security and economy, but conserve Islamic traditions, culture and ethos, feels Aligarh Muslim University Vice Chancellor Lieutenant General Zameer Uddin Shah (retd). The former Indian Army … More

MUSLIM WORLD

RELIGION TEACHES POLITICIANS HOW TO CO-EXIST, MANAGE PE...

The UN’s new Special Adviser to Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide, on 19 September hailed the meeting held between the religious leaders of the eastern Mediterranean island within the framework of the ongoing Cyprus peace talks as “very inspiring.” Pointing out … More

MUSLIM WORLD

DALAI LAMA DEFENDS ISLAM’S TRUE JIHAD

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has condemned violence in the name of religion, clearing misconceptions about Islam’s Jihad as misinterpreted by extremists. “Killing in the name of faith is unacceptable,” the Nobel Peace prize winner told a meeting of … More

MUSLIM WORLD

PALESTINE URGES ‘GLOBAL COALITION’ TO END ISRAELI O...

The Palestinian Authority (PA) on 16 September called for the formation of an international coalition devoted to ending the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land, citing the global US-led alliance – now in the pipeline – tasked with fighting the Islamic … More

MUSLIM WORLD

CAMEROONIAN FOOTBALL TEAM ACCEPTS ISLAM IN UAE

An entire football team of young Cameroonian football players has declared reversion to Islam after spending two months at a football training camp in the United Arab Emirates, a report said on 16 September. A total of 23 players in … More

MUSLIM WORLD

TURKEY WELCOMES MB LEADERS WHO LEAVE QATAR

Turkey would welcome senior figures from Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood after they were asked to leave Qatar under pressure from other Gulf Arab states, Turkish media quoted President Tayyip Erdogan as saying on 15 September. A senior Brotherhood official based in … More

MUSLIM WORLD

AL-AZHAR STUDENTS FACE EXPULSION FOR PROTESTING

Egypt has moved to close down one of the last bastions of Muslim Brotherhood dissent with sweeping new rules to curtail protest at Al Azhar University, among the world’s most venerable centres of Islamic learning. The Egyptian government has given … More

MUSLIM WORLD

ASSAD ATROCITIES OUTSTRIP ISIL IN SYRIA: UN

United Nations war crimes investigators for Syria cautioned world powers preparing military action against ISIL fighters that the ‘laws of war’ would apply to them and they must do everything possible to protect civilian populations. They said ISIS, which controls … More

MUSLIM WORLD

SECOND ACTOR SUES GOOGLE OVER ANTI-ISLAM MOVIE

A second actor has sued Google Inc over a movie trailer called “Innocence of Muslims” that mocked the Prophet Muhammad in 2012, six months after a U.S. appeals court ruled for another actor and ordered the film taken off YouTube, … More

MUSLIM WORLD

BRITISH MUSLIMS CALL FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

The onset of flooding in the Jammu and Kashmir regions is another wake up call to the frequency and intensity of natural disasters across the world getting more severe. By consensus in the scientific community, the threat of Global Warming … More

MUSLIM WORLD

ERDOGAN ACCUSES GULEN MOVEMENT OF ‘COUP ATTEMPT’

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on 18 September accused the Hizmet Movement, which is led by US-based Turkish congregation leader Fethullah Gulen, of attempting to perform a coup on the government last December. Two police operations orchestrated by prosecutors and … More

READERS' PULSE

Some questions to Shakshi Mahraj Ji

This refers to the statement of Shakshi Maharaj on Madrasas, in which he links madrasas with terrorism. In this regard, I have some questions to the learned leader of BJP. How did he come to know the link of madrasas … More

READERS' PULSE

Love Marriage

‘Love Jehad’ i.e., to struggle for love or programmed love marriage of Muslim youth by enticing non-Muslim girls. Muslims are projected as barbaric and brutal towards their women. Hijab, prohibition of education and thrashings, with gift of co-wives. Knowing all … More

READERS' PULSE

Beware of the Sinister Design

One is amused at the oxymoronic ring of the phrase “love jihad” which has recently been popularised by certain Hindutva forces in the country. The phrase is designed to denote a supposed communal conspiracy in which handsome Muslim youths marry … More

READERS' PULSE

We need more such travelogues

It was good to read the travelogue ‘Bangladesh Clash between Islam and Communist’ by A.K.M. Sirajul Arifin (Radiance Viewsweekly, 21-27 September). He tried his level best to reveal the real face of Shahbagh Protest. He also tried to expose the … More

REPORT

Communal Harmony Award Conferred on 3 Teenagers

By OUR CORRESPONDENT Muslim organisations have honoured three youth, Divya, Kavya and Ajay with communal harmony award for their unforgettable contribution to communal amity, at a function jointly organised by All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat and Indian National League in Kanpur, … More

REPORT

JIH Calls for United Platform to Fight Communalism, Hat...

By OUR STAFF REPORTER Mutual understanding, dialogue and co-operation are the significant ways to create communal harmony in our plural society. In order to achieve this objective, we will have to assert an open atmosphere for freedom of religion. And … More

REPORT

Indian American Human Rights Campaigners Dismiss Modi...

Dr. Shaik Ubaid, President, Indian Minorities Advocacy Network, has congratulated the Indian American human rights campaigners of Coalition Against Genocide and Alliance for Justice and Accountability; for forcing Narendra Modi to give a statement that Indian Muslims are patriotic Indians … More