• Fascism and Social Responsibility

    6 Apr 2014 |
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    ASIF HUSSAIN analyses in brief the nature and consequences of fascism with special reference to Germany and provides food for thought to see through the deception played on the people of India. Robert Paxton argues that fascism is “a form … More

Let’s Avert This Imminent Tragedy

The 24 March order of an Egyptian court sentencing some 529 members and supporters of Al-Ikhwan al-Muslimoon for alleged killing of a single police officer has sent shockwaves across the world. This pronouncement of death sentence of this magnitude following … More

DEBATE ON ISLAM

Patriotism and Fanaticism

By MUHAMMAD SIRAJUDDIN Nobody can deny that true loyalty and worst disloyalty in all cases are only with respect to One Creator, Cherisher and Merciful Lord of the worlds, Whose slaves are free to obey or disobey His commands and … More

EGYPT DEATH SENTENCE

Death Sentence to 529 Brotherhood Members Rights groups...

The death sentences handed out by an Egyptian court against 529 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood on March 24 have sparked widespread outrage and international condemnation. Rights groups, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind and All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat among others expressed concern and … More

ILLEGAL ARRESTS

Political Leaders, Police Trying to Divide Communities:...

By OUR CORRESPONDENT Mohammad Salim Engineer, National Secretary Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, while addressing a joint press meet at Indiana Classic Hotel in Jaipur on 26 March, said it has to be decided and made clear that those who have been arrested … More

ILLEGAL ARRESTS

External, Internal Conspiracy behind Arrest of Muslim Y...

By OUR STAFF REPORTER External and internal conspiracies are being hatched to suppress and demoralise Muslims, said Senior Supreme Court lawyer, Mahmood Paracha at a public meeting organised by Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, in the national capital, on 29 March. Addressing the … More

ISLAMIC FINANCE

Economics too isn’t Materialistic in Islam

By DR. WAQUAR ANWAR Economics literally means “science of the household management”. In others it relates to the method of managing mundane issues of life. Earlier Western writers on the subject preferred the term “political economy” and so it ignored … More

LOK SABHA ELECTIONS

Varanasi Gears for Titanic Clash

By MOHAMMAD NAUSHAD KHAN Varanasi, the melodious city as nurtured by Ustad Bismillah Khan, is tuned to political rhetoric, filled with the aroma of dust, heat, fear and anxiety. The taste of famous Banarasi pan (beetle) is now being enjoyed … More

MUZAFFARNAGAR RIOTS

Communal Fascist Forces a Big Threat, Defeat Them in El...

By OUR CORRESPONDENT The communal fascist forces are a big threat to democracy, peace and harmony of this great country, they should be defeated in the forthcoming general elections 2014,” said Justice Rajinder Sachar, a renowned human rights activist known … More

SCIENCE

Zeroing on the Structure of Matter through Crystallogra...

By SAMEEN AHMED KHAN Nature is abundant with crystals. Gemstones, a common example of crystals, are mentioned in the oldest pieces of history known to us. Other forms of crystals include the graphite, snowflakes and grains of salts. Crystallography is … More

TOLERANCE

Islamic Concept of Tolerance A Must for Peaceful Coexis...

By TAMANNA MOBEEN AZMI One of the most important subjects Islam has addressed is tolerance. According to the Oxford Dictionary, toleration means the recognition of free thought and practice in religious matters. Throughout the Islamic history tolerance was not only … More

WEST ASIA

Mahmoud Abbas vs Mohammed Dahlan, The Showdown Begins

By RAMZY BAROUD When late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was confined by Israeli soldiers to his headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Mohammed Dahlan reigned supreme. As perhaps the most powerful and effective member of the ‘Gang of … More

INSIDE INDIA

MALHOTRA STATEMENT IRRESPONSIBLE, CRIMINAL, DEFAMATORY:...

The All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat, the umbrella body of Indian Muslim organisations, condemned the statement of the senior BJP leader VK Malhotra in which he claims that Jamia Nagar and Batla House areas of South Delhi are “dens of … More

INSIDE INDIA

RIGHTS GROUP COMPLAINS TO EC, SAYS ‘IM MEN’ SHOULDN...

A Delhi-based human rights group Citizens For Democracy on March 24 complained against the Delhi Police for violating the Model Code of Conduct by holding a press conference ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. The group approached the Election Commission, … More

INSIDE INDIA

JIH CONDEMNS ARREST OF MAULANA ABDUL QAVI

Jamaat-e-Islami Hind has strongly condemned the arrest of Maulana Abdul Qavi, vice president of Jamiat Ulema, Hyderabad city, at the Delhi airport while he was on way to Deoband. In a statement on March 25, Jamaat has termed it as … More

INSIDE INDIA

ONLY 2 MUSLIM MPS FROM RAJASTHAN SINCE 1952

Muslims’ share of the Lok Sabha seats from Rajasthan is 0.7% since inception of general elections in 1952. So far, 317 MPs were elected in last 15 Lok Sabha polls and only two Muslim MPs were elected during the same … More

INSIDE INDIA

DON’T SHARE AADHAAR DETAILS WITH ANY AGENCY: SC TO UI...

The Supreme Court on March 24 ordered the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) not to share its biometric database with any agency without the consent of those who are on the database, television news reports said. Reportedly, the apex … More

INSIDE INDIA

COURT AWARDS A PLOT NEAR HUMAYUN’S TOMB TO BUS COMPAN...

A long-drawn dispute over the ownership of a plot – considered a buffer for the World Heritage monument Humayun’s Tomb complex – between the Land & Development Office (L&DO) and a private bus company has resulted in a local court … More

INSIDE INDIA

PROF. MOHAMMAD HABIB MEMORIAL LECTURE HELD AT AMU

Dr. John Deyell, a renowned numismatic historian and a Canadian diplomat of distinction, delivered Professor Mohammad Habib Memorial Lecture in the staff lounge, faculty of Arts, under the auspices of the Department of History, Aligarh Muslim University on March 28. … More

INSIDE INDIA

UP YADAV MAHAPANCHAYAT BANS GIRLS FROM WEARING JEANS

A mahapanchayat of Yadavs has barred its girls from wearing jeans and banned consumption of liquor to “control evils of society”. The mahapanchayat, held at Rahera village on March 23, also banned child marriage, use of DJ at weddings, grant … More

INSIDE INDIA

JIH AMIR KICKS OFF 8-DAY CAMPAIGN AT PATNA

The Bihar Zone of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind kicked off an 8-day campaign on the topic of Safalta aur Mukti ka Ek hi Raasta (The Only One Way to Success and Salvation) at Patna on March 23 with Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Omari, … More

INSIDE INDIA

JIH PUNJAB HOLDS SEMINAR ON SEERAH

A seminar organised by Jamaat-e-Islami Hind Punjab on the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be to him) turned into an interfaith discussion due to the presence of prominent speakers and audience of different faiths. Ejaz Ahmed … More

MUSLIM WORLD

ERDOGAN’S PARTY SWEEPS TURKISH LOCAL ELECTIONS BY STO...

Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on March 30 gave a speech at the AK Party’s headquarters in Ankara from a balcony to thousands of cheering supporters as early results showed it winning some 44-46 per cent of the vote, … More

MUSLIM WORLD

WIRETAPPING ACT OF ‘ESPIONAGE’: TURKISH PRESIDENT

In his first official statement since an audio recording of a top secret security meeting between senior Turkish officials was leaked on the internet, Turkish president Abdullah Gul on March 28 said the leak exposed Turkey’s national security weaknesses. Calling … More

MUSLIM WORLD

PRO-MORSI BLOC TO BOYCOTT EGYPT PRESIDENTIAL POLLS

Egypt’s anti-coup National Alliance for the Defence of Legitimacy said on March 30 that it had taken an initial decision to boycott Egypt’s May presidential elections. The alliance, which backs ousted president Mohamed Morsi, said it may reconsider its position … More

MUSLIM WORLD

STUDENT KILLED IN EGYPT’S AZHAR CLASHES

An Egyptian university student Abdullah Mohamed, a senior student at the Faculty of Commerce, was killed as security forces stormed the dormitory compound of Al-Azhar University, eastern Cairo, to disperse a protest within, said Mahmoud al-Azhari, spokesman for Students Against … More

MUSLIM WORLD

BOSNIA FINDS WARTIME MASS GRAVE

Forensic experts have found a mass grave in Bosnia believed to contain the remains of up to 147 Bosnian Muslims killed by Bosnian Serb forces during the 1992-95 war, an official said on March 27. The victims are believed to … More

MUSLIM WORLD

ISRAEL USES DEMOLITIONS TO EXPEL PALESTINIANS

A Palestinian NGO has decried recent Israeli demolitions of homes owned by Palestinians in Al-Quds (occupied East Jerusalem), saying they come as part of an Israeli scheme to expel Palestinians from their land in the holy city. “Israel is guilty … More

MUSLIM WORLD

BUDDHIST MOB ATTACKS AID WORKERS IN MYANMAR

A number of international aid workers have been evacuated from Myanmar’s Rakhine State after angry Buddhist mobs attacked them on March 27. Although there are no reports of injuries, it is the first outbreak of violence in the region since … More

MUSLIM WORLD

PHILIPPINES SIGNS HISTORIC DEAL WITH MUSLIMS

The Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front on March 27 signed a historic peace agreement in Manila, the country’s capital, in an effort to end a conflict that has split the country for decades. The agreement represents the … More

READERS' PULSE

Will anti-Modi parties put a unified candidate against ...

Mr. Arvind Kajrewal’s daring decision to contest against Narendra Modi in Varanasi must be appreciated by all secular parties. Since, even the Congress is yet to finalise a credible candidate who can take Modi head on, it is the duty … More

READERS' PULSE

Paid News Undermines Sacredness of the Press

This refers to the editorial “Let’s Curb ‘Paid News’ Phenomenon” (Radiance 22-29 March). The paid news phenomenon, which was earlier localised and practised by individuals, has now become structured and almost institutionalised. The very unethical practice is not only detrimental … More

READERS' PULSE

Ban on Student Politics

This refers to the report “SIO Releases Students Manifesto for the Lok Sabha Polls” (Radiance 22-29 March). Apart from demand of value added quality education and review of contents believed to have been added to provoke the sentiments of one … More

READERS' PULSE

Gender Inequalities

India is still witnessing an imbalanced sex ratio when you talk about registration of voters. Recently, there were some pretty surprising statistics from the Election Commission, which showcases India’s continuing story of gender inequalities since 1971. As per reports, this … More

REPORT

‘India Has Got Complicated and Structured System of D...

By OUR STAFF REPORTER There are people who add enough dignity to the position they hold and K.R. Narayanan was one of them as he had an extraordinary sense of humanism, inclusiveness and recognition of all nuance of the Indian … More