• MEN AND WOMEN Equality or Equity?

    18 Jan 2015 |
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    DR. ZEENATH KAUSAR hails Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s observation made at the recent Women and Justice Summit that men and women are not equal due to natural differences, and concludes that there should be equity rather than equality between … More

Was It Really “France’s 9-11”?

Whenever a terror attack shakes a particular soil, it shocks the world. The one on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo also did so. It is so because human nature loves peace. It is only some vested interests who compromise with … More

AN OPEN LETTER

Here’re Some More Social Issues You Need to Address

Dear Aamir Khan Satyamev Jayate Producer India   First, I would like to congratulate you for taking the initiative to start a television talk show titled ‘Satyamev Jayate’. When a majority of your colleagues in the film industry are busy … More

HUMAN RIGHTS

IROM SHARMILA A Prisoner of Conscience

By ARNIMA BHARGAVA Irom Sharmila Chanu has been on fast demanding the repeal of the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1985 from Assam since 5 November, 2000 after 10 civilians were killed by Assam Rifles personnel at Malom on … More

ISLAMIC FINANCE

Parliament Select Committee on Insurance mentions Takaf...

By THALHA HUSSAIN Indian Centre for Islamic Finance (ICIF) – headed by its General Secretary Mr. H Abdur Raqeeb and guided by its trustees, who are pioneers in Islamic Finance – had been persistently striving to present interest-free Islamic Finance … More

PARIS SHOOTING

World Muslim Leaders Condemn Paris Attack, French Websi...

The terrorist attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on 7 January, which claimed 12 lives (total casualty now comes at 17), has evoked worldwide condemnation, and blame on Israel’s intelligence agency Mossad as well as on so-called Muslim terrorists. … More

SCIENCE

Foster US-Arab Pluridisciplinary Dialogue and Collabora...

By SAMEEN AHMED KHAN The Second Arab-American Frontiers of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Symposium was held in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, during 13-15 December 2014. The event was hosted by the Sultanate, represented by the Ministry of Higher Education, the … More

INSIDE INDIA

‘EMBRACING ISLAM WILL BE REAL HOME COMING’

Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi said that Islam is the ‘real home’ of all religions in the world and hence the real ‘home coming’ will be when people of other religions embrace it. The MP from Hyderabad said that … More

INSIDE INDIA

JIH CHIEF HANDS OVER HOUSE KEYS TO ASSAM RIOT VICTIMS

Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Omari, Amir Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, on 9 January handed over house keys to people who were rendered homeless during the bloody riots in Assam two years ago. Jamaat has constructed 376 houses and 23 mosques in Kokrajhar, Chirang … More

INSIDE INDIA

CCIM OPENS HELPLINE TO TACKLE SURYA NAMASKAR ‘DIKTAT...

The Madhya Pradesh government’s recent directive of getting students in educational institutions to perform Surya Namaskar on the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda on 12 January has met with strong objection from a section of the Muslim community. A Muslim … More

INSIDE INDIA

DELHI HAS OVER 3 LAKH BOGUS VOTERS, CLAIMS AAP

Alleging that more than 3 lakh voters in the capital had more than one voter ID card, the Aam Aadmi Party on 6 January approached the Election Commission and urged the body to check the electoral rolls for any discrepancies. … More

INSIDE INDIA

SC DIRECTS CENTRE TO DECIDE ON JAIN COMMUNITY’S PLEA ...

Aggrieved by the Centre and a majority of the states not extending any benefit to Jains as a minority community, the Akhil Bhartiya Jain Mahasabha moved the Supreme Court for a direction to the Centre and states to treat them … More

INSIDE INDIA

UP POLICE DETAIN HINDU MAHASABHA CHIEF FOR TAKING OUT G...

The city police on 8 January detained Hindu Mahasabha national working president Kamlesh Tiwari along with state vice-president Priyanshu Joshi and others when they came out of the office to take out a motorcycle rally in a bid to spread … More

INSIDE INDIA

BAPU ‘NAKED’ STATUE TRIGGERS CONTROVERSY

Mahatma Gandhi’s naked statue installed in the centre of the museum at Gadhinagar inaugurated during the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas celebrations to mark the centenary of Bapu’s return to India in 1915, has triggered controversy, a report said on 10 January. … More

INSIDE INDIA

GANDHI VS GODSE DEBATE IRRELEVANT, SAYS GANDHI’S FORM...

Mahatma Gandhi’s former secretary V. Kalyanam on 8 January condemned the ongoing ‘Gandhi vs Godse’ debate by Hindutva groups in the country. He also said that the proposal to install a statue of Godse was unacceptable, especially when Godse himself … More

MUSLIM WORLD

35,000 GERMANS RALLY IN DRESDEN AGAINST RACISM AND XENO...

A rally against racism and xenophobia on 10 January drew tens of thousands of people in the eastern German city of Dresden, which has become the centre of anti-immigration protests organised by a new anti-Islam movement called PEGIDA. “We won’t … More

MUSLIM WORLD

MUSLIM MAN SAVES CUSTOMERS IN PARIS SUPERMARKET

A Muslim man hid a group of shoppers, one with a baby, in a basement cold storage room at the Hyper Cacher supermarket to shield them from the gunman, a report said on 11 January. Lassana Bathily, 24, a Muslim … More

MUSLIM WORLD

ATTACK ON FRENCH MUSLIMS SINCE CHARLIE HEBDO

France, home to one of Europe’s largest Muslim populations, witnesses several attacks on Muslims’ places of worship after Charlie Hebdo attack, despite universally and repeatedly condemning the attack. According to media reports, the attacks have included gunshots fired at a … More

MUSLIM WORLD

MOSQUE ATTACKED IN GERMANY SECOND TIME

A mosque that is currently under construction, named Suleymaniye Mosque, in the German suburb of Dormagen was attacked once more after the first time attacked on 22 December, 2014, a report said on 11 January. The second attack in three … More

MUSLIM WORLD

MILITANTS BLOW UP IMAM NAWAWI TOMB IN SYRIA

Nusra Front militants allegedly blew up the 13th century tomb of a revered Islamic scholar in southern Syria, Syrian state news agency SANA and monitoring group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said on 8 January. The mausoleum of Imam … More

MUSLIM WORLD

SRI LANKA MUSLIMS WANT GOVT. THAT RESPECTS MINORITIES

The Sri Lankan Muslim Congress withdrew from the Rajapaksa’s government over the Christmas period bringing to the fore the expressed and unexpressed concerns of the Muslim community that makes up almost 10 per cent of the island’s population. Rauf Hakeem, … More

MUSLIM WORLD

ERDOGAN SAYS UN SECURITY COUNCIL LACKS MUSLIM VOICE

More countries from across the world’s continents should be represented in the UN Security Council, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on 7 January. “The permanent members only represent Europe, America, and Asia,” Erdogan said during a ground-breaking ceremony of … More

MUSLIM WORLD

BULGARIAN MOSQUE ATTACKED

A fire at the entrance of the Hudavendigar Mosque entrance in the capital of Plovdiv has been extinguished. In a statement from the police department, the mosque, known as the Friday mosque was targeted by attackers and attempted by arson. … More

MUSLIM WORLD

ENNAHDA TO PARTICIPATE IN ESSID GOVT

The Shura Council of Tunisia’s Ennahda Movement on 10 January said that it would participate in the government now being formed by Tunisia’s new Prime Minister Habib Essid. “A majority of the members of the Shura Council voted for participation … More

MUSLIM WORLD

EGYPT’S EX-PRESIDENT MORSI AIDE RELEASED ON HEALTH RE...

A former aide to ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood was released on 11 January for health reasons after 18 months in detention without charge, relatives said. Khaled al-Qazzaz, Morsi’s former foreign affairs secretary, was arrested in … More

OBITUARY

B. S. Abdur Rahman (1927-2015)

B.S. Abdur Rahman, a multi-faceted personality, philanthropist, educationist, builder and founder of B.S. Abdur Rahman University, breathed his last in Chennai on 7 January. He was of 88. Abdur Rahman was born in a middle class family on 15 October, … More

READERS' PULSE

A Chair of Understanding at Every Alma Mater

By evolving a discussion platform – a Chair of Understanding – every stakeholder of society would help strengthen healthy pluralism in society. First, each Muslim is doubly obliged to shape his life with the principles of the last revered model, … More

READERS' PULSE

PK an Eye Opener

The blockbuster film PK has got plenty of lessons and message. The first and the foremost is why the aliens despite primitive and backward thinking live life alike but on the contrary human beings considered most civilized have plenty of … More

READERS' PULSE

PM Missing Developmental Spirit

This refers to cover story, “Assembly Elections: Alarm Bells for Regional Satraps,” published in Radiance (4-10 January). In the absence of any formation of government in J&K in sight, the governor has imposed president rule in the state. On the … More

READERS' PULSE

Take Action against Terrorists

Islam does not support any killing without the offence being established in courts. Terrorists’ killing of others without due process is Haram in Islam. Action should be taken against terrorists, not against the community to which terrorists may belong. Islamic … More

REPORT

AMU Pro Vice Chancellor on Saiyid Hamid

Brigadier S Ahmad Ali (Retd), Pro Vice-Chancellor, Aligarh Muslim University shared his feelings with Radiance on the sad demise of Saiyid Hamid and informed that he for the first time met Saiyid Hamid, the then Administrator of Nagar Mahapalika, Allahabad, … More

REPORT

‘We Want to Change Hearts, Not Religion’

By DR. PARVEZ MANDVIWALA A grand launching programme of the eagerly awaited state-wide Dawah Campaign – ‘Islam For All’ (9 -18 January 2015) by the Maharashtra chapter of Jamaat-e Islami Hind (JIH) was held on 3 January in the presence … More

REPORT

Ethics can’t be Injected, Medics Need to Self-generat...

By AZHARUDDIN PILAKODAN International Institute of Islamic Medicine (IIIM), USA and Islamic Medical Association of North America (IMANA) in collaboration with University of Calicut organised a three-day international conference on History of Islamic Medicine at University of Calicut in Calicut, … More

REPORT

JIH Maharashtra Launches Free Islamic Software

Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, Maharashtra, at the launch of its state-wide Dawah Campaign – “Islam For All” launched three Islamic software. All software is free Android Mobile App and is available at jihmaharashtra.org. The details and description of each of them are … More