Middle East in a Mess

The shocking and condemnable assassination of Jamal Khashoggi by Saudis in Istanbul has once again turned the attention of the world on the prolonging instability in the Middle East. Because of the internal weaknesses and external interventions and conspiracies this … More

BOOK REVIEW

Critique is Essential, Ingrained in Deliberations

RELIGION AS CRITIQUE – ISLAMIC CRITICAL THINKING FROM MECCA TO THE MARKETPLACE IRFAN AHMAD The University of North Carolina Press, 116 South Boundary Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3808, USA 2017 Pages: 300 Hardcover: $90.00 Paperback: $28.45 Reviewed by FAROOQUE AZAM … More

DIMINISHING MORALITY

Decline of Morality A Cause of Concern

  By M.S. Qais Our society is rapidly diminishing so far as moral values are concerned. Youths, whether studying in educational institutions or engaged in different trades and occupations, seem to have gone far away from established norms of morality. … More

KHASHOGGIS MURDER

World Leaders Condemn Khashoggi’s Murder

In reference to the alleged mysterious murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel has announced the suspension of German arms sale to Saudi Arabia, saying they cannot be undertaken in the current circumstances. “Regarding weapons exports, … More

MUSLIMS IN SURINAME AND GUYANA

Significance of Inter-Faith Relations shouldn’t be Ig...

By ATAULLAH SIDDIQUI It was a great privilege to meet so many people, visit countless places, engage with numerous leaders of Muslim communities and receive their generous hospitality, love and affection. In both countries we were kept very busy, which … More

REVERT TO ISLAM

Irish Pop Singer Reverts to Islam

An Irish pop legend has announced her reversion to Islam with a message to her fans: ‘Wear a hijab – just do it.’ Sinead O’Connor has announced she has reverted to Islam, and changed her name to the Arabic word … More

SRI LANKA CRISIS

Sri Lanka President Sacks PM, Suspends Parliament

  Hours after Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena sacked Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and replaced him with opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa, he has suspended the South Asian country’s parliament, a report said on October 27. “The president has prorogued the … More

WEST ASIA

‘A Cruel Choice’ Why Israel Targets Palestinian Sch...

By RAMZY BAROUD Several Palestinian students, along with teachers and officials, were wounded in the Israeli army attack on a school south of Nablus in the West Bank on October 15. The students of Al-Sawiya Al-Lebban Mixed School were challenging … More

WHATS IN THE NAME

Adityanath Yogi as Commissar From Allahabad to Prayagra...

By Ram Puniyani Adityanath Yogi, Chief Minister of UP, seems to be on the name changing spree. In his latest move he has changed the name of famous city of UP, Allahabad to Prayagraj. Prayag is the meeting point of … More

FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT

God has Helped Me through All Rough Times

  By ABDULLAH DELANCEY I’m Canadian and I am employed as a Patient Service Worker at the local hospital. I have been married for almost 20 years and we have three wonderful children. Alhamdulillah, I am now a Muslim. I … More

INSIDE INDIA

INSIDE INDIA 04-nov-2018

HADIYA’S HUSBAND SEEKS APOLOGY FROM REPUBLIC TV, TIMES NOW As the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has found no evidence of coercion in the interfaith marriage of Kerala Muslim man Shafin Jahan with Hadiya (formerly Akhila Asokan), and 10 other interfaith … More

MUSLIM WORLD

MUSLIM WORLD 04-nov-2018

FREEDOM OF SPEECH DOESN’T COVER BLASPHEMY: EC The European Court of Human Rights says an Austrian woman’s conviction for blasphemy against the Prophet of Islam (peace and blessings of Allah be to him) didn’t breach her freedom of speech, reports … More

READERS' PULSE

READERS' PULSE 04-nov-2018

Integrity and Fraternity The immersion carnival on 23 October, 2018 at Red Road, Kolkata organised by the state government irritated the BJP leader, Dilip Ghose, in such a degree that he could not but speak ill about the event in … More

REPORT

Small Help, Timely Care can Do Wonders

  By OUR CORRESPONDENT Calcutta Falah-e-Aam Society organised a scholarship distribution programme at the M.M. Model School. The Society has been organising such events on various occasions. The programme was attended by numerous undergraduate students, who are working hard to … More