• Islamic Leaders Express Grief at Sad Demise of Ghulam Azam

    2 Nov 2014 |
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    By OUR STAFF WRITER International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS) President Sheikh Professor Dr. Yusuf Al-Qaradawi and Secretary General Sheikh Professor Dr. Ali al-Qaradaghi have expressed deep condolence on the demise of Professor Ghulam Azam. On Friday, 24 October, in … More

  • Millions Flock to Ghulam Azam’s Funeral

    2 Nov 2014 |
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    BAZLUL BASID CHOUDHURY reports the death of Professor Ghulam Azam in the judicial custody of Bangladesh government, his funeral and burial and throws light on his life. Veteran Islamic leader and former Chief of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami Professor Ghulam Azam, 92, … More

Professor Ghulam Azam Departs to His Eternal Abode

The veteran leader of Islamic Movement and former Amir of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, Professor Ghulam Azam, who ruled over millions of hearts in his country and throughout the Islamic world, who was sentenced to 90 years imprisonment by the present government … More

ASHURA

Ashura - A Day of Gratitude or Mourning?

DR. PARVEZ MANDVIWALA throws light on the practice of mourning on the day of Ashura, in the light of the Qur’ān and ahadīth and concludes that the Day of Ashura is a day of thanksgiving and gratitude rather than mourning. … More

ASSEMBLY POLLS

ASSEMBLY POLL RESULTS Alarm Bells for Secular Forces

By MOHAMMAD NAUSHAD KHAN The outcome of the verdict in Maharashtra and Haryana has shown that linguistic and caste based politics is on a declining trend. The message for the regional parties is straight and clear: put your heads together … More

DEBATE ON ISLAM

True Terrorists

By MUHAMMAD SIRAJUDDIN Dr. Zakir Naik, while explaining his position on terrorists, clarified if terrorism means something similar to a policeman or law keeper frightening criminals and keeping them from crime, then every Muslim is a terrorist and should be … More

HIJRAH

Hijrah or Migration of Prophet Muhammad and Major Accom...

By SHARAFUDDIN B.S. New Islamic year of Hijri Calendar has commenced which marks the great event of migration of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be to him) from Makkah to Madinah. This gives us an opportunity to learn … More

NOBEL PRIZE

Nobel Prize for Discovering Positioning System in Brain

By SAMEEN AHMED KHAN For thousands of years, questions about how humans understand their location in their environment, and how they develop a sense of distance, have intrigued philosophers and scientists. How do we know where we are? How can … More

WEST ASIA

Britain’s Real Promise to Israel “Symbolic” Vote ...

By RAMZY BAROUD The text of the letter was short and precise, leaving no room for any misinterpretation in the “promise” made by Britain’s Foreign Secretary, Arthur James Balfour to a powerful representative of the Jewish community in Britain, Lord … More

FACE-TO-FACE

More Bodies like AIMPLB Need of the Hour: Khalid Saiful...

MAULANA KHALID SAIFULLAH RAHMANI, renowned Islamic scholar, General Secretary Islami Fiqh Academy, founder member All India Muslim Personal Law Board and author of more than 50 books, shared the Board’s plan in progress to defend Islamic Shari’ah and called upon … More

INSIDE INDIA

MUSHAWARAT WRITES TO LG, DELHI ON TRILOKPURI VIOLENCE

The All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat, in a statement on 25 October, said the situation in Delhi’s Triokpuri area is serious. “Violence erupted last night over a petty dispute and it was promptly controlled by the security forces. But today … More

INSIDE INDIA

APCR HOSTS WORKSHOP ON ENCOUNTER, CIVIL RIGHTS PROTECTI...

The Delhi unit of APCR conducted a workshop on Encounters and Civil Rights Protection in India in order to train volunteers about legal aspect of encounters at Jamia Nagar, New Delhi on 19 October. Addressing on Encounters and Indian Law, … More

INSIDE INDIA

61% MAHARASHTRA BJP MLAS HAVE CRIMINAL RECORDS: ADR

Seventy-four of the 122 BJP MLAs elected to the Maharashtra Assembly in the just concluded elections have criminal cases against them. Of them, 46 have declared serious cases in their poll affidavits such as murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping and … More

INSIDE INDIA

‘MUSLIMS WERE UPSET, FELT CHEATED’

Majli-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen’s lone winning candidate in Mumbai and now Byculla MLA Waris Yusuf Pathan (42), who is also a lawyer, told The Indian Express (21 October) about how Congress leader Madhu Chavan ‘had not kept his secular promise’. When young … More

INSIDE INDIA

INT’L SEMINAR ON IBN SINA OPENS AT AMU

Inaugurating a three-day International Seminar on “Life and Contribution of Ibn Sina” at the Kennedy Auditorium, Aligarh Muslim University, Mrs. Sadia Rashid, President, International Association for Unani Medicine and Chancellor, Hamdard University, Karachi (Pakistan) said that Ibn Sina studied, researched … More

INSIDE INDIA

KCR MAINTAINING CRIMINAL SILENCE ON FARMERS SUICIDES: S...

Deputy CLP leader in Legislative Council of Telangana Mohammed Ali Shabbir has strongly criticised Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao for taking the farmers’ suicide lightly during his media briefing after State Cabinet’s meeting on Friday night. Addressing a press conference … More

INSIDE INDIA

BRP BHASKAR OPENS DAY AND NIGHT STAND UP STIR

Social activist and veteran journalist B.R.P. Bhaskar on 25 October inaugurated ‘Day and Night Stand Up Stir’ organised by Solidarity Youth Movement, in front of Cliff House, Thiruvananthapuram demanding Chief Minister Oommen Chandy’s immediate interference into the issue raised by … More

INSIDE INDIA

DR SQR ILYAS ELECTED NATIONAL PRESIDENT OF WPI

The Federal General Council of the Welfare Party of India in its meeting on 25 October elected Dr. S. Q. R. Ilyas as the national president of the party for the next term for 4 years. The election was necessitated … More

MUSLIM WORLD

RAINY SEASON BEGINS TO SOAK HOMELESS GAZANS

The first torrential downpour of an approaching winter has already soaked the Gaza Strip, compounding the misery of thousands of Palestinians who scrambled to patch homes wrecked by the summer war with Israel. While Palestinian officials rejoiced at $5.4 billion … More

MUSLIM WORLD

PRO-PALESTINE ACTIVISTS ARRESTED IN JOHANNESBURG

Over 60 activists protesting against major retail store Woolworths were arrested in Johannesburg on 25 October for reportedly demonstrating without permission. “Over 60 ‘Boycott Woolworths’ activists, including minors, were arrested and detained at the Hillbrow Police Station in Johannesburg,” Kwara … More

MUSLIM WORLD

UN CHIEF REBUKES ISRAEL OVER EAST JERUSALEM LAND GRAB

Israel’s “illegal” settlement activity in occupied East Jerusalem is threatening the prospects of a two-state solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the U.N. secretary-general said on 21 October. “International law is clear: Settlement activity is illegal. It runs totally counter to … More

MUSLIM WORLD

MORSI FAMILY, BROTHERHOOD CONDEMN SINAI ATTACK

The official spokesperson for the family of ousted president Mohamed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood movement and its Freedom and Justice Party on 25 October mourned in three separate statements the death of 30 Egyptian troops in an attack on a … More

MUSLIM WORLD

REFERRING 60 EGYPTIAN JUDGES TO DISCIPLINARY BOARD ‘N...

In a statement on 20 October, the anti-coup “Independence of the Judiciary Front” of Egypt condemned the referral of 60 exemplary judges, symbols of defence of the independence of the judiciary in Egypt, to the Disciplinary Board after they declared … More

MUSLIM WORLD

U.S. WEAPONS AIRDROP ON KOBANI WAS WRONG: ERDOGAN

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on 22 October said it was wrong of the United States to air drop military supplies to Kurdish fighters defending the Syrian border town of Kobani, as some weapons were seized by ISIL militants besieging it. … More

MUSLIM WORLD

IRAN SUPREME LEADER BLAMES WEST FOR ISIL RISE

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on 21 October blamed Western powers for the rise of ISIL (IS) insurgents in Iraq and Syria and said they had no business tampering with the region’s geopolitics. Iran and the United States have … More

MUSLIM WORLD

BOSNIA COMMEMORATES OCTOBER 1992 MASSACRE

The Serbian massacre of 16 Bosnians on 22 October, 1992 in Visegrad was commemorated at a sombre ceremony on 22 October. Relatives of the victims laid a foundation stone of a monument to honour the dead, and also laid wreaths … More

MUSLIM WORLD

UK MUSLIMS CRITICISE PM’S CHARITY COMMISSION PROPOSAL...

Muslim rights groups in the U.K. have responded with anger to new proposals announced by Prime Minister David Cameron to give extra powers to the country’s charities regulatory body. The government on 22 October announced that it was proposing giving … More

MUSLIM WORLD

UN GRANTS OBSERVER STATUS TO D-8

The United Nations has granted observer status to the Developing-Eight, or D-8, Organisation for Economic Cooperation during the ongoing 69th Session of the UN General Assembly, the Pakistani foreign ministry announced on 25 October. According to the ministry’s statement, released … More

READERS' PULSE

Where is the hope for the common man?

It is said that democracy is the best way of governance. What we are seeing of late is exactly the opposite. Look at the recent events in Bangalore. Here a chief minister was punished for the corrupt practice and amassing … More

READERS' PULSE

Distortion of Fact about Nalanda University

In an article “The return of Nalanda” in the Hindustan Times, (12 October), it is stated that the foreign invader, Bakhtiyar Khilji, destroyed Nalanda University in 1193 C.E. This is nothing but distortion of fact. The historical evidences suggest that … More

READERS' PULSE

It’s for the notice of all

I have seen pictures that Iranian under-16 girls football team playing with full pant and head covering, (Naya Diganta). Qataris also do the same. Why Bangladesh girls team cannot do that. Why do they play with knee and head uncovered … More

READERS' PULSE

Subedar Ishrat Ali

This refers to your Editorial “The Saga of Subedar Ishrat Ali” (Radiance Viewsweekly, 19-25 October 2014). You have aptly taken notice of this hate-mongering going on in every section of our society. Since the change of guard at the Centre … More

REPORT

MARITAL BLISS The Islamic Way

By OUR CORRESPONDENT In a world shattered by household strife, JIH Mira Road held a special lecture on ‘Marital Issues and their Islamic Solutions’ on 18 October so that we may spend our married lives as per the guidance of … More

REPORT

SIO Delhi Urges Youth to Think of the Nation

By OUR STAFF REPORTER Reviewing the socio-political and economic trends in the nation, Student Islamic Organisation of India, Delhi and Jamia Millia Islamia Zones, called upon youth and students to think of the Nation, at a grand students’ convention held … More