• MAGGI IN A SOUP!

    14 Jun 2015 |
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    ARSHAD SHAIKH delves deep into the soup the once legendary MNC brand Maggi is in in India. With a whopping Rs 2000 crore in annual sales, Maggi noodles – Nestle India’s flagship product – was the unstoppable FMCG behemoth that … More

Indo-Israel Ties on a New Footing?

No foreign visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has made as many as 20 foreign trips (including two to Nepal) since his coming to power on 26 May 2014, has evoked as much concern and criticism as his proposed … More

HAJJ PILGRIMAGE

Reflections on Hajj Pilgrimage

By MOHAMMAD YACOOB It is a blessing of Allah Subhana-hu wa Taala that more than three million Muslims perform Hajj every year. Tasneem, my daughter, Imran, my son-in-law and I were also blessed to take this once-in-a-life-time spiritual journey, which … More

JIH RESOLUTIONS

Social Structure of Country Badly Affected in One Year:...

  The Central Advisory Council (CAC) of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind held its session at its headquarters in the Capital from 30th May to 2nd June 2015. With Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami Hind Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Omari in the chair, the session approved the … More

POET OF THE EAST

Tu Jo Chahe To Uthe, Seena-e-Sehra Se Habab

  Ye Shikayat Nahin, Hain Un Ke Khazane Maamur Nahin Mehfil Mein Jinhain Baat Bhi Karne Ka Shaur       Qaih’r To Ye Hai Ke Kafir Ko Milain Hoor-o-Qasoor Aur Bechare Musalman Ko Faqat Wada-e-Hoor       Ab … More

RAMADAN

Virtues of Ramadan-ul-Mubarak

By SAMEEN AHMED KHAN As the blessed month of Ramadan-ul-Mubarak is approaching fast, it is time to warm up and get as ready as possible. Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be to him) used to eagerly wait for … More

WORLD REFUGEE DAY

Let’s Make World Refugee Day More Meaningful

  MOHAMMAD NAUSHAD KHAN examines the ritual observance of national and international days and appeals to the world community to make the World Refugee Day 2015 more meaningful. The significance of a national and international day has in recent years … More

INSIDE INDIA

‘INDULGING IN COMMUNAL MISDEEDS IS A SIN’

Vice-President Hamid Ansari, while delivering a speech on ‘Patriotism, Nationalism and Social Peace: Some Aspects of Lala Lajpat Rai’s Ideas’ at the inauguration of the 150th Birth Anniversary celebrations of Lala Lajpat Rai, organised by Servants of the People Society … More

INSIDE INDIA

‘TO ME, HUMANITY IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN MY RELIGION...

In a rare example of communal harmony, a Hindu man who brought up a Muslim girl for 20 years after she was deserted as a child by her poverty-stricken parents, has now married her to a groom from her own … More

INSIDE INDIA

MEDICAL COLLEGE, WAQF BOARD AT LOGGERHEADS OVER MOSQUE ...

SN Medical College authorities and the Waqf board officials are at loggerheads over construction work in a mosque on campus, near the boys’ hostel. College management is worried that any expansion in the mosque could lead to a clash between … More

INSIDE INDIA

JIH DELEGATION VISITS GOVINDPURI MOSQUE

A delegation of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind rushed to the Govindpuri mosque in South Delhi on 3 June as soon as they came to know about an alleged attack on it. The delegation comprising Mohammad Ahmed, Secretary, Dr. SQR Ilyas, Member, Central … More

INSIDE INDIA

FEMALE SEX RATIO FALLS BELOW 800 IN 90 VILLAGES OF ODIS...

A recent report commissioned by the District Child Protection Unit, the sex ratio in as many as 90 villages of Nayagarh district of Odisha has fallen below 800 in the 0-6 age group, a key indicator of the overall male … More

INSIDE INDIA

INDIA TO TEST FIRE MISSILE JOINTLY DEVELOPED WITH ISRAE...

Indian Navy will soon test fire a long-range surface-to-air missile, jointly developed by India and Israel, aiming to enhance its capabilities against incoming missiles, planes and drones. If the test is successful, it will pave the way for final installation … More

INSIDE INDIA

JIH EXPRESSES CONCERN OVER GRAVE RISE IN CANCER DISEASE

Jamaat-e-Islami Hind has expressed serious concern over the grim health situation caused by the extraordinary rise in cancer disease in India and demanded the government to take effective steps to contain cancer at national level and ensure necessary budget and … More

INSIDE INDIA

STUDENTS PROTEST AGAINST MYANMAR ATROCITIES ON ROHINGYA...

Amid the international community’s silence on the pathetic condition of Rohingya Muslims, Muslim Students Body, Campus Front of India has held a protest against Myanmar government’s atrocities against Rohingya Muslims and silence of International community on it at Myanmar embassy. … More

INSIDE INDIA

‘TARANA-E-HIND’ AWARD CONFERRED ON ALLAMA IQBAL POS...

Poet-philosopher Muhammad Iqbal, author of the iconic poem “Saare Jahan Se Achha Hindustan Hamara”, was posthumously conferred the “Tarana-e-Hind” award by the West Bengal Urdu Academy on 29 May, with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee personally handing it over to his … More

MUSLIM WORLD

TURKEY TO FORM A COALITION GOVERNMENT

Voting in Turkey’s 25th general election began at 8.00 a.m. (0600GMT) on 7 June and results started soon after polling came to a close. More than 53.7 million Turks are eligible to vote in a poll to elect 550 deputies … More

MUSLIM WORLD

SUDAN’S BASHIR SWORN IN FOR NEW TERM, EFFECTS RESHUFF...

Sudan’s Omar Hassan al-Bashir was sworn in for a new presidential term on 2 June. Bashir took the oath at a parliamentary session in Khartoum attended by regional African and Arab leaders. Bashir won 94 per cent of the vote … More

MUSLIM WORLD

BJI LEADER DEMANDS IMPARTIAL PROBE INTO PETROL BOMB INC...

Acting Secretary General of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, Dr. Shafiqur Rahman has condemned the unlawful arrest of Jamaat-Shibir activists in the name of joint drive following an incident of hurling petrol bomb on a passenger bus at Chandina of Comilla district. In … More

MUSLIM WORLD

INDIA, BANGLADESH SIGN TERRITORY SWAP AGREEMENT

The prime ministers of India and Bangladesh hailed an era of more open trade and connectivity during a press conference in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka on 6 June. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina announced a … More

MUSLIM WORLD

EGYPTIAN COUP BRINGS WEST $138BN IN DEALS

Western companies have inked a number of massive trade deals with Egypt since the country’s first democratically-elected President Mohamed Morsi was overthrown and Egyptian President el-Sisi came to power in 2013, a report said on 6 June. While the rest … More

MUSLIM WORLD

HEZBOLLAH WARNS ISRAEL AGAINST WAR

The head of Lebanon’s powerful movement Hezbollah on 5 June threatened that his group would displace “millions” in Israel if the Jewish state attacks Lebanon. Hassan Nasrallah issued the threat in a televised address weeks after an Israeli army official … More

MUSLIM WORLD

BEDOUIN LOSE HOMES AS ISRAEL EXTENDS OCCUPATION

Israel issued a decision to expel the population of a region in the north of Al-Eizariya numbering 46 settlements of Bedouin from the highlands of Jerusalem. The Bedouin community includes about 120,000 distributed among the compounds of Abu Nawar, Abu … More

MUSLIM WORLD

BLOCKADE LEAVES 20MN YEMENI IN CRISIS

Twenty million Yemenis, nearly 80% of the population, are in dire need of food, water and medical supplies, in a humanitarian disaster that aid agencies say has been spiralled since the naval blockade imposed by the Arab coalition with US … More

MUSLIM WORLD

ISRAEL, S.ARABIA CONFIRM SECRET MEETINGS TO THWART IRAN

Israel and Saudi Arabia have held a series of secret meetings over the past 18 months to discuss how to thwart what they say Iran’s threat to the region, a report said on 5 June. The two countries are officially … More

MUSLIM WORLD

SARKOZY BLASTED FOR ‘ISLAM MEETING’

Sarkozy’s right-wing party, rebranded as “The Republicans,” on 4 June held a meeting on the “question of Islam” in France to debate “the place of religion” in secular France and more specifically “Islam in France.” France has the largest Muslim … More

MUSLIM WORLD

30 MUSLIM GIRLS DENIED ENTRY TO SCHOOL IN BRUSSELS

On 29 May thirty Muslim students were denied entry to the De Mot-Couvreur institute in Brussels for wearing long skirts. The director of the school said it breached the school’s regulations as long skirts were a ‘symbol of religiosity’. The … More

READERS' PULSE

Protect Rights of Children

This refers to the cover story “Innocence at Stake” by Arshad Shaikh (Radiance Viewsweekly 24-30 May 2015). There is no denying of the hard reality that despite 68 years of political attempt in achieving greater equality in opportunity for poor … More

READERS' PULSE

A More Serious Crime

Apropos to Innocence at Stake (Radiance Viewsweekly 24-30 May 2015). It is beyond our comprehension why the Government does not take any step to prevent children from coerced begging. Is begging business and not labour! Among these innumerable children, may … More

READERS' PULSE

Justice Has to Be Resorted to

Atali victims are waiting for action against the culprits. This double standard of justice prejudiced against Muslims and always shielding the criminals will not bring peace to the nation. There seems to be a method to this madness and it … More

READERS' PULSE

Voice of the Voiceless

It refers to “Tripura withdraws AFSPA” (Radiance Viewsweekly, 7-13 June 2015). It is most appropriate time for a dialogue and discussion on the assessment of the rule imposed at so many places and for so long periods. What we lost … More

REPORT

AMU to Rename Department of Strategic Studies after Tip...

By ABDULLAH Aligarh Muslim University will rename its Department of Strategic Studies after Tipu Sultan as a tribute to the first Indian king who fought gallantly to thwart the attempt of making India slave, said Lt. General Zamir Uddin Shah, … More

REPORT

FIMA Hosts Visiting Dignitaries

From OUR CORRESPONDENT FIMA (Federation of Indian Muslim Association) Coordination Committee (CC) hosted the two visiting dignitaries from India, Mr Ejaz Ahmed Aslam, a Peace TV orator, Ex Secretary of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind and Editor-in-Chief of Radiance Viewsweekly; and Dr Bahauddin, … More

REPORT

Strive to Preserve Communal Amity: JIH

  By OUR STAFF REPORTER At the monthly presses meet called by Jamaat-e-Islami Hind on 6 June in the national capital, the resolutions adopted at the four-day session of the Central Advisory Council of JIH were released. The Jamaat expressed … More

REPORT

JIH Leader Opens Islamic Centre at Mira Road

By DR. PARVEZ MANDVIWALA   The energising rays of a new dawn were visible on the horizons of Mira Road on 7 June as the Islamic Centre was thrown open to its citizens by the Vice President of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, … More