• Muslim Leaders Hail SC Verdict on Homosexuality

    22 Dec 2013 |
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    The All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat, the umbrella body of India Muslim organisations, on December 13, welcomed the verdict of the apex court criminalising homosexuality. AIMMM President, Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan said the SC decision reflects law and our deep human and … More

  • LGBTs Hell Bent upon Thrusting HIV on Society

    22 Dec 2013 |
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    Hailing the recent Supreme Court verdict which rejects the Delhi High Court move to decriminalise homosexuality, DR. S. AUSAF SAIED VASFI takes stock of the natural corollary of the filth called sodomy and lesbianism. The fundamental question is: Is morality, … More

Save Bangladesh from Turmoil

Since the formation of International Crimes Tribunals (ICTs) in Bangladesh over two years ago to try the members of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami and other political parties for their alleged involvement in ‘war crimes’ during the country’s struggle for independence from Pakistan, … More

AFGHAN SCENARIO

Familiar Games in Afghanistan

Why are Afghanistan’s “security and future” Washington’s concern, if it is indeed “withdrawing” from the Central Asian country? wonders AIJAZ ZAKA SYED So this is how the cookie crumbles. The United States says that the much debated “security pact” with … More

AWARD

UNESCO Sultan Qaboos Prize for Environmental Preservati...

By SAMEEN AHMED KHAN The UNESCO Sultan Qaboos Award for Environment Preservation for 2013 has been jointly awarded to the National Forest Holding State Forests in Poland and the Wild Life at Risk Protection Organisation in South Africa. The awarding … More

EXECUTION OF ABDUL QADER MOLLAH

Execution of Abdul Qader Mollah Earns Worldwide Fury

By OUR STAFF WRITER The execution of a top leader of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami on 12 December has earned fury from many national as well as international organisations as his funeral prayers in absentia in addition to condolence meetings were reported … More

EXECUTION OF ABDUL QADER

20 Killed in Bangladesh after Mollah’s Execution

The execution of the Assistant Secretary General of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, Abdul Quader Mollah in Bangladesh sparked violent protests on December 13 and 14 throughout Bangladesh, leaving at least 20 people dead. Thirteen people including eight from the Bangladesh Islami Chatra … More

HUMAN RIGHTS DAY

Human Rights Day a Time for Renewed Resolve to Uplift H...

Indian American Muslim Council, an advocacy group dedicated to safeguarding India’s pluralist and tolerant ethos, December 10 called on people of all faiths to come together on the occasion of the International Human Rights Day, to renew their commitment to … More

ISLAMIC MOVEMENT

How Credible is the Claim of the Failure of Political I...

By RASHID GHANNOUCHI Whenever the Islamists suffer a setback, or even a small decline in votes, some western experts monitoring the Islamic Movement’s path rush to proclaim to the world that political Islam has failed and collapsed, and that it … More

LOK SABHA ELECTIONS

Political Significance of Muslim Votes

By MOHAMMAD NAUSHAD KHAN In the recently concluded assembly elections, Muslims have proved that by tactical voting they can easily help their choice candidates to win from minority concentration constituencies despite all odds. In Delhi they preferred this time to … More

RELIGION

Towards Defining a Scripture

By PROF. U.  MUHAMMAD IQBAL People talk confidently about scripture, but it is not clear that even the most ardent religious practitioners really know what it is.                                                                 – Karen Armstrong, The Hindu, August 12, 2005 p.11 When confronted with … More

YEMEN SCENARIO

Impossible Dialogue The Choice in Yemen

By RAMZY BAROUD Chances are dim that elections will be held in Yemen next February. Yet without elections, the push for reforms and change that were inspired by the Yemeni revolution would become devoid of any real value. Yemenis might … More

INSIDE INDIA

COURT ACQUITS TWO IN AHMEDABAD BLAST

A local court in Ahmedabad, on 12 December, acquitted two persons including a police official for want of evidence in the 2006 Kalupur bomb blast case. Additional Sessions Judge B S Upadhyay acquitted Mohammad Iliyas Abdul Memon, a resident of … More

INSIDE INDIA

NO WITHDRAWAL OF CASES WITHOUT CENTRE’S NOD: ALLAHABA...

The Allahabad High Court, on 12 December, said that the Government of Uttar Pradesh is liable to withdraw cases lodged against terror accused but for all these to take place it needs to seek permission from the Union government and after … More

INSIDE INDIA

CENTRE HAD FILED A DICTATED AFFIDAVIT IN ISHRAT KILLING

In yet another revelation in the fake encounter of Ishrat Jahan and others in Gujarat in 2004, a telephonic conversation recorded by suspended officer of the Indian Police Service, G L Singhal, suggests the first affidavit filed by the Centre in the … More

INSIDE INDIA

RSS TO ‘TEACH ISLAM’ THROUGH TV CHANNEL

The RSS is planning to launch a new television channel to educate Indian Muslims about Islam. The Paigham TV Channel, as the RSS has decided to name the channel, is to be launched in the months ahead of parliamentary elections … More

INSIDE INDIA

MUSLIMS DESTROY DRUGS WORTH RS 21 LAKH IN MANIPUR

A civil society in Manipur namely Anjuman Islahe Muashara, on 8 December, seized and destroyed party drugs worth Rs 21 lakh in the Grey Market at Lilong in Thoubal district of Manipur. The drugs containing Spasmo-Proxyvon tablets, pseudoephedrine-content tablets of … More

INSIDE INDIA

NCP FOR POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY

The Nationalist Congress Party has demanded from the government to fix responsibilities of the members of the law enforcement agencies in the wake of mounting complaints against them. Syed Jalaluddin, head of the Minority Cell of the Nationalist Congress Party, … More

INSIDE INDIA

ANTI-SUPERSTITIOUS BILL PASSED IN MAHARASHTRA

The Maharashtra assembly, on 13 December, passed the much-awaited Bill that seeks to curb black magic and other superstitious practices. The Bill was waiting since the cold blooded murder of Narendra Dabholkar in Pune on 20 August this year. Dabholkar has … More

INSIDE INDIA

INDIAN ADVOCATE TO FIGHT FOR ROHINGYA MUSLIMS

Deeply moved by the sad plight of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, Advocate Ajay Virmani of Punjab has taken up the issue of the oppressed with the government of Myanmar. The advocate discussed the issue with the Attorney General of Myanmar, … More

MUSLIM WORLD

ISLAMOPHOBIC INCIDENTS SWEEP THE UK

On November 30, a Muslim scholar in Britain Hafiz Salik was attacked by unknown assailants who pulled over his vehicle while he was driving with his family in the city of Hull. After requiring two operations on his right eye, … More

MUSLIM WORLD

A NEW MASS GRAVE FOUND IN SERBIA

Human remains believed to be the bodies of hundreds of Albanians killed during the 1998-99 war in Kosovo have been found just inside the Serbian border, a Kosovo official said on December 13. More than 14 years after the war … More

MUSLIM WORLD

HEADSCARVED WOMEN CAN BECOME TURKISH AMBASSADORS

With the official lifting of the headscarf ban in Turkey after the announcement of the ‘democratisation package’ on September 30, headscarved Turkish women are now able to work for the government without having to remove their covering. Turkey’s Deputy Foreign … More

MUSLIM WORLD

MUSLIM SCHOLARS DECRY JEWISH SETTLER ATTACKS

The International Union for Muslim Scholars (IUMS) has called on mosque preachers worldwide to denounce assaults on Muslim places of worship and insults to Islam’s Prophet Muhammad by extremist Jewish settlers in Israel. In a statement on December 12, the … More

MUSLIM WORLD

SUPPRESSED NIGERIAN MUSLIMS SPEAK OUT

Speaking out their fears for the first time, Muslims across Nigeria have said they are victims of ‘suppression, blackmail and undeserved intimidations’ in their quest to practice their faith, adding that the recent concerns raised by the Shari’ah Council of … More

MUSLIM WORLD

UN ALARMED BY RISE IN DISAPPERANCES IN SYRIA

Syrians continue to fall victim to a callous indifference to human life and disregard for safety, exemplified by the increasing trend of abductions and enforced disappearances, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay warned on December 13. “In … More

MUSLIM WORLD

KARZAI WARNS AGAINST ‘INTIMIDATION’ ON US DEAL

Afghan President Hamid Karzai on December 14 shrugged off U.S. talk of a total military withdrawal from Afghanistan if he didn’t sign a security agreement as brinkmanship and said he wouldn’t back down on his conditions for the deal. Karzai … More

MUSLIM WORLD

IRAN DEAL BOOSTS TURKEY’S TOURISM SECTOR HOPE

The historic deal on limiting Iran’s nuclear activities between Tehran and P5+1 has raised hope among Turkish tourism circles that demand from Iran will increase which was damaged due to economic hardship and international embargoes. Senior official of tourism sector, … More

READERS' PULSE

Islam Banned in Angola out of Enmity?

This is apropos of your Cover Story (Radiance, 8-14 December). The intention of Angolan government is yet not very clear as to what it aimed at by putting ban on one of the major religions of the world. One more … More

READERS' PULSE

AAP Redefining Indian Politics

The impressive debut of AAP in Delhi polls displays that the common man of India is now more interested to put their trust on Gen-X politics. The poll results display that the AAP vote has cut across different sections of … More

READERS' PULSE

Take Care of Your Own Privacy

This refers to the Interview with Ravi Nair (Radiance 8-14 December). With our every step towards a new technological invention, the privacy of a man receives a new blow. Snooping, e-mail scrutiny and phone tapping all these means are being … More

READERS' PULSE

Mobile Book Van a Welcome Step

This is apropos of the report about launching of a Mobile Book Van (Radiance 8-14 December). This is a welcome step by the Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, Delhi & Haryana zone. In fact, the public demands from the Jamaat to extend its … More

READERS' PULSE

Make Your Own Strategy

This refers to the news item “Gujarat says Sachar panel unconstitutional in its affidavit before Supreme Court”. There is nothing new to hear it as the state and some other leaders have been saying same thing. The Muslims should focus … More