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    MOHAMMAD NAUSHAD KHAN analyses the manifestos released by major political parties for the Delhi Assembly elections. At the time when Delhi election campaign was in full swing and drawing close, US President Barack Obama raised the political temperature in the … More

Tasks Ahead Before New Delhi CM

The landslide victory of AAP in Delhi Assembly elections is historic. This is the victory of the common man over political juggernaut, the victory of humility over arrogance, the victory of honesty over lies and malice, the victory of pluralism … More

CHURCH ATTACK

Church Attacks Tell Sad State of Vulnerable Minorities

By OUR STAFF WRITER Lord Acton once said, “The most certain test by which we judge whether a country is really free is the amount of security enjoyed by minorities.” If we apply this theory to Indian society, we fall … More

DEMOCRACY

Democracy in India at the Crossroads

RAM PUNIYANI takes stock of the challenges posed to the democracy in India. Dr. Asghar Ali Engineer was a unique scholar-activist, totally committed to the dream and vision of a humane society that honours the values of diversity and where … More

DEBATE ON ISLAM

Economy, Energy and HSE!

By MUHAMMAD SIRAJUDDIN While HSE (Health, Safety and Environmental) precautions are given prime importance for protection of all citizens from hazards and accidents, in advanced countries, there seems no reason why countries like India should be an exception. All our … More

HOLLYWOOD

This American is a Murderer, Not a Hero

By MOHAMMAD YACOOB On 20 January 2015, a large billboard with the advertisement of the Hollywood movie, American Sniper had the word MURDER written in large red letters to express disgust and to protest for calling a murderer a hero. … More

HOW TO MANAGE STRESS

Stress Management in Islam

By SYED KAZIM Stress management refers to the wide spectrum of techniques and psychotherapies aimed at controlling a person’s levels of stress, especially chronic stress, usually for the purpose of improving everyday functioning. It is also defined as a predetermined … More

KING FAISAL PRIZE

King Faisal International Prize for 2015

By SAMEEN AHMED KHAN The King Faisal Foundation in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia has announced the King Faisal International Prize for the year 2015. The recipients in the categories are as follows. Service to Islam: Dr. Zakir Naik of India; Islamic … More

THE PRECIOUS GIFT

The Night That Transformed Him

By NASEEM AHMED GHAZI FALAHI Tr: MOHAMED HANEEF KATIB It was 10.00 in the morning when a visitor entered our office. He appeared restless and wished to meet Maulana Muhammad Farooq Khan immediately. He said he was deeply indebted to … More

INSIDE INDIA

SPEEDY TRIAL IS A RIGHT OF ACCUSED: SC

Speedy trial is a right of the accused, the Supreme Court on 4 February said while asking a Bhopal court to complete trial proceedings in Vyapam scam in which undeserving students were allowed to get admission to MBBS courses for … More

INSIDE INDIA

ATTACK ON DELHI CHURCH FAILURE OF LAW AND ORDER: DR. SA...

National Secretary Jamaat-E-Islami Hind, Dr. Mohammad Salim Engineer has denounced the ransack of a church in south Delhi’s Vasant Kunj area and expressed deep concern over the recent outbreak of such attacks, as it was fifth in a series since … More

INSIDE INDIA

RIGHTS GROUP FLAYS GOVT. FOR NOT INITIATING PROBE OVER ...

As the Manipur state government ordered an investigation after finding human skulls inside a school premise that used to house the security forces, a human rights group in Kashmir has lashed out on the state and central governments for not … More

INSIDE INDIA

BAN ON SALE OF TASLIMA NASREEN’S BOOKS AT KOLKATA BOO...

Controversial Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen is again in the midst of controversy with several Muslim social and political groups demanding ban on the sale and display of her books at the Kolkata Book Fair. In letters written to the organisers … More

INSIDE INDIA

STEPS TO CURB FEMALE FOETICIDE URGED

Legal and regulatory measures should be pursued vigorously to contain the heinous crime of female foeticide in the country till sociological changes result in its eradication, said Jignesh Thakker, president of the Indian Radiological and Imaging Association (IRIA). Addressing a … More

INSIDE INDIA

MOBS TARGETED MUSLIM HOMES AS COPS LOOKED ON

Dozens of Muslim families in Velloor and Chalappuram in Kerala are living in fear a week after violent mobs targeted their homes and razed them even as police allegedly remained silent spectators. Residents of Nadapuram, a place where political violence … More

INSIDE INDIA

WHY CAN’T CCTVS BE USED FOR RESIDENTS’ SECURITY: HC

The Delhi High Court has slammed the Delhi Police and the government for removing CCTV cameras installed across the Capital for US President Barack Obama’s visit. The HC on 30 January questioned why the cameras could not be continued to … More

INSIDE INDIA

PMO WANTED ME TO HAVE NO REFERENCE OF PM IN MY RESIGNAT...

Sujatha Singh’s offer to take early retirement was rejected as Prime Minister’s Office wanted to delete a reference that she was doing so on the instructions of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh, whose tenure was abruptly … More

INSIDE INDIA

WILL ALWAYS REMAIN INDEBTED TO AURANGZEB: RAJA BRIJ NAR...

In a letter which sheds light on the highly pluralistic elements in Indian society giving the country a composite culture, Raja Brij Narayan Rai of Padrauna praised Emperor Aurangzeb and explained why the Raja and his family had cordial relations … More

INSIDE INDIA

SC NOTICE ON MORAL SCIENCE IN SCHOOLS

The Supreme Court on 2 February issued notice to Centre and CBSE on a PIL seeking its direction to include moral science as a compulsory subject in the school curriculum. A bench headed by Chief Justice H L Dattu sought … More

MUSLIM WORLD

ISLAM URGES HUMANE TREATMENT OF ALL PRISONERS: QARADAWI

According to the eminent Islamic scholar Dr. Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Islam prohibits cruelty to prisoners of war and all humans in general. Islam considers prisoners of war vulnerable, deserving compassion, care and good treatment. Islam urges humane treatment of prisoners, to … More

MUSLIM WORLD

EXTREMISM NOT UNIQUE TO ISLAM: OBAMA

US President Barack Obama on 5 February said that Islam is not the only religion distorted by extremists to suit their practices; it was done in other faiths too. “Lest we get on our high horse and think this is … More

MUSLIM WORLD

ENNAHDA JOINS NEW TUNISIAN GOVERNMENT

Tunisian Prime Minister-designate Habib Essid on 2 February announced a new coalition government including secular party Nida Tounes, its main rival, the Ennahda, and smaller political parties. The new line up is a compromise after a cabinet proposed by Essid … More

MUSLIM WORLD

EGYPT COURT SENTENCES 183 BROTHERHOOD SUPPORTERS TO DEA...

An Egyptian court on 2 February sentenced 183 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood to death, as authorities continued their crackdown on the group. Thirty-four were sentenced in absentia. Egypt has mounted one of the biggest crackdowns in its modern history … More

MUSLIM WORLD

JAZEERA REPORTER WANTS TO GIVE UP EGYPTIAN NATIONALITY

A journalist of the Qatari news network Al Jazeera, who holds a dual Egyptian-Canadian nationality, has submitted a petition to give up his Egyptian nationality. The journalist Mohamed Fahmy, who has been jailed in Egypt since December 2013 on charges … More

MUSLIM WORLD

‘VISIT MY MOSQUE DAY’ IN UK

The Muslim Council of Britain organised a national ‘Visit My Mosque’ Day on 1 February, when British mosques opened their doors to the general public. Mosques shared tea and cakes alongside an insight into the day-to-day goings on of a … More

MUSLIM WORLD

PALESTINIANS TO TAKE ISRAEL SETTLEMENTS TO ICC

The Palestinian Foreign Ministry said that it will respond to Israel’s continued expansion of illegal settlements in occupied Palestinian territories by referring the case to the International Criminal Court (ICC). “Israel’s aggression on the Palestinian people and the Palestinian state … More

MUSLIM WORLD

THOUSANDS JOIN ‘RESPECT FOR OUR PROPHET’ MARCH IN T...

Thousands of people attended “Respect for our Prophet and Condemning Cruelty” march organised on 31 January by a non-governmental platform in the eastern Turkish province of Erzurum. Ruling AK Party deputies from Erzurum, Cengiz Yavilioglu and Muhyettin Aksak, also attended … More

MUSLIM WORLD

YEMEN’S HOUTHIS DISSOLVE PARLIAMENT

Yemen’s dominant Houthi movement on 6 February dissolved parliament and said a new interim assembly would be formed, a move that could ease a power struggle that forced the president to step down last month. The new assembly will elect … More

MUSLIM WORLD

S. AFRICA’S RULING ANC REAFFIRMS SUPPORT FOR PALESTIN...

South Africa’s ruling African National congress (ANC) on 6 February said it would continue to support the Palestinian struggle for liberation from Israeli occupation – no matter how long it takes. “Our presence here as the ANC is to assure … More

MUSLIM WORLD

ERDOGAN CALLS FOR CHANGE IN UN SECURITY COUNCIL

The U.N. Security Council’s non-permanent members too should have authority in making decisions, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on 2 February. Addressing the Justice Academy of Turkey in Ankara, Erdogan said, “Currently, there are five permanent and ten non-permanent … More

READERS' PULSE

PM must Break His Silence

Mr. Narendra Modi’s deafening silence on the recent bouts of religious intolerance in India has sparked off serious questions about his position on the matter. As the prime minister of the country, he has an obligation to speak his mind. … More

READERS' PULSE

‘Commercialisation of Love’

This is with reference to the article “Commercialisation of Love” in Radiance Viewsweekly (8-14 February). Valentine’s Day, which is celebrated as a day of love on 14 February every year with great enthusiasm and interest, spread more through advertisements, movies … More

READERS' PULSE

Equality or Equity?

Congratulation to Prof. Zeenath Kausar for her well-documented article (Radiance Viewsweekly, 18-24 January, 2015) on the rights and privileges of women in today’s society in the light of what President Erdogan has said. This has to be discussed thoroughly in … More

READERS' PULSE

Shail Devi Deserves More

In Bihar, Shail Devi, who saved the lives of 10 Muslims during the communal clashes in Muzaffarpur by putting her own life in danger, displayed a remarkable act of valour and one of the finest examples of religious tolerance and … More

READERS' PULSE

Who Made Their Life a Hell?

On 9 February 2015, two reports of brutality and inhumanity against women shocked me. The rape and murder of a mentally challenged woman in Haryana and chopping of a girl by his boyfriend in Lucknow reflect ugly face of our … More

REPORT

JIH Goa Organises 10-day Campaign on Islamic Family Val...

By ASIF HUSSAIN Samiullah Belwadi, Secretary Department of Islamic Society, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind Goa, while speaking about the need for the campaign, said that the fading concept of Islamic Family which in present times was restricted to the idea of a … More

REPORT

Civil Groups Urge Raje Government to Revoke Surya Namas...

By DR. M. IQBAL SIDDIQUI All secular, human rights, social and minority organisations on 6 February came forward opposing the directive issued by the Rajasthan Government that makes prayer, national anthem (jana gana), national song (vande mataram), pledge, chorus song … More