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    ARSHAD SHAIKH analyses the two-hour interview of our Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the TIME magazine vis-à-vis the minorities in India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave a two-hour interview to the TIME magazine on the eve of completing one year … More

HANG THE RAPISTS BY NECK Why Not a Few Lashes for Those who Promote Rape?

The civilised society sustains itself and moves forward through the qualities of love, mercy, forbearance and forgiveness. But when some deranged elements try to rebel and destroy its basic principles and attack its moral foundations, drastic action, even shock treatment, … More

BOOK REVIEW

Critical Evaluation of Urdu Literature and Journalism

URDU LITERATURE AND JOURNALISM: CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES Professor Shafey KidwaiFoundation Books,An imprint of Cambridge University Press India Pvt. Ltd.New Delhi – 110 002 Year: 2014Pages: 187Indian Rupees 626, Hard.   Reviewed by ASIF ANWAR ALIG Once the Indian subcontinent was divided to … More

ETHICS AND VALUES

Ethics and Human Values in Islam

By MOHD. AZGAR ALI Ethics encompasses right conduct and good life. It is significantly broader than the common conception of analysing right and wrong. A central aspect of ethics is “the good life”, the life worth living or life that … More

POET OF THE EAST

Naqsh Tauheed Ka Har Dil Pe Bithaya Hum Ne

  Naqsh Tauheed Ka Har Dil Pe Bithaya Hum Ne Zer-e-Khanjar Bhi Yeh Paigham Sunaya Hum Ne       Tu Hi Keh De Ke Ukhada Dar-e-Khyber Kis Ne Sheher Qaiser Ka Jo Tha, Us Ko Kiya Sar Kis Ne … More

QURAN TEACHING

Word-for-Word Qur’ān Classes in Chennai

By OUR CORRESPONDENT Under the able guidance and supervision of a renowned Islamic scholar Late Maulana Abdul Kareem Parekh of Nagpur and his son Abdul Ghafoor Parekh and subsequently by the Qirat expert Late Moulana Hafiz Qari Qasim Ansari, Md … More

SBF RELIEF WORK

Society for Bright Future Relief Work in Nepal

By OUR CORRESPONDENT Society for Bright Future, a National Level NGO working for disaster management, reached Nepal on 1 May, 2015 and stayed there for four days. In the meantime, SBF coordinator visited many places to take stock of damages … More

SCIENCE

Zeroing in on the Spreadsheets

By SAMEEN AHMED KHAN Spreadsheets have been used by accountants for hundreds of years. Computerised or electronic spreadsheets are of much more recent origin. In the realm of accounting jargon, a spreadsheet was and is a large sheet of paper … More

TERRORISM

Religion and Terrorism

By M.S. QAIS Terrorism pays no regards to religion at all. A terrorist follows no religion. It is but an irony that whenever an individual who happens to be Muslim commits an act of terrorism, it is blatantly attributed to … More

UIRC DAWAH

A Dawah-based Telugu Channel

As the world knows, and it is a fact, the mainstream media is playing a very active role to defame Islam and Muslims. It is portraying Muslims as ferocious persons and Islam as a religion of aggression. They are watched … More

FACE-TO-FACE

It’ll Take a Decade to Rebuild Nepal and Return to No...

MOHAMMAD SHAFI MADNI, who heads social welfare wing of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind and is former chairman of Islami Relief Committee, Gujarat, and who has vast experience of relief and rehabilitation work in Assam, Muzaffarnagar, Kashmir as well as Gujarat, is leading … More

INSIDE INDIA

AGRA FAMILY RECONVERTS TO ISLAM

A family of four brothers, their wives and children, 17 people in all, who had converted to the Hindu fold in December last year, chose to return to Islam on 1 May. The family, which resides at Davali village of … More

INSIDE INDIA

US ENVOY CONCERNED OVER INDIA FREE SPEECH

A clampdown by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government could have “chilling effects” on foreign-funded charities and activists and is a cause for concern, the U.S. ambassador to India said on 6 May. Since taking office almost a year ago, … More

INSIDE INDIA

ATTACK ON TABLIGHI JAMAAT IS UNBEARABLE: MAHMOOD MADNI

Criticising the attack on Tablighi Jamaat, Maulana Mahmood Madni, General Secretary, Jamait-ul-Ulema Hind, said that any attack on Tablighi Jamaat is unbearable and dangerous for the country. He also said that some people are trying to defame Jamaat. The attack … More

INSIDE INDIA

WHO IS ‘EESHWAR’ IN WHOSE NAME OATH IS TAKEN?: RTI

Who is ‘Eeshwar’ in whose name top constitutional functionaries and legislators take oath of office? This RTI query stumped the Law Ministry, which said there is no constitutional provision defining the term. RTI-applicant Shradhanand Yogacharya also raised another query, seeking … More

INSIDE INDIA

CRACKDOWN ON MINORITY SCHOOLS IN MUMBAI’S NORTH NEXT

The education department plans to crack down on minority schools in the north suburbs after doing so in South Mumbai. Fourteen schools in South Mumbai were last week sent show-cause notices by the education inspector for not admitting students from … More

INSIDE INDIA

GUJARAT HC ADJOURNS HEARING IN ZAKIA JAFRI’S CASE

The Gujarat High Court adjourned the hearing of a petition filed by Zakia Jafri, widow of slain Congress MP Ehsan Jafri, against the special investigation team’s (SIT) closure report in the 2002 post-Godhra riots. Justice NV Anjariya of the High … More

INSIDE INDIA

SAVE BIODIVERSITY: MAULANA RABEY NADVI

Maulana Rabey Hasani Nadvi, Rector of Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama, stressed the urgent need of saving the biodiversity of the globe for the welfare of humanity. He was addressing a seminar on Biodiversity and Islam organised by Urdu Scientific Society … More

INSIDE INDIA

HIP REPLACEMENT SURGERY AT AL SHIFA HOSPITAL

“My Life was painful. I was not able to walk, do my daily or even do prayers due to extreme pain in my right hip joint,” says Mr. Mohd Ilyas Ansari, “My right hip was badly damaged.” Then he contacted … More

INSIDE INDIA

AMU RELIEF TEAM LEAVES FOR NEPAL

A team of doctors and volunteers from the Aligarh Muslim University on 5 May left for Kathmandu to provide medical relief for the victims of recent earthquake that has caused heavy loss of life and property in Nepal. Prof. Tariq … More

MUSLIM WORLD

CAR GROUPS AGREE ON PEACE ACCORD

Rival armed groups in Central African Republic on 10 May agreed to a peace accord requiring them to disarm and potentially face justice for war crimes committed during two years of conflict. The agreement signed between 10 armed groups and … More

MUSLIM WORLD

BAN ON BEARDS, HIJABS FOLLOWS ARABIC NAMES IN TAJIKISTA...

In their campaign against Islam, the Tajikistan government has now turned their attention to Arabic names, deliberating on legislation to ban any name that is “too Arabic”. An ongoing battle by the Tajikistan State government on Islam has seen Muslim … More

MUSLIM WORLD

TURKISH COURT SENTENCED ISRAEL TO COMPENSATION

Turkish local court sentenced Israel to compensation for 46,103 TRY (17,100 USD) because of Mavi Marmara attack. The court had accepted the case after an Anadolu Agency (AA) reporter litigated. The reporter was in Mavi Marmara when the attack happened, … More

MUSLIM WORLD

SYRIANS SUFFERING ‘UNTHINKABLE ATROCITIES’

Amnesty International has used a new report to accuse the Syrian government of the “systematic killing” of civilians and the use of indiscriminate “barrel bombs.” The report, named “Death Everywhere,” examines human rights abuses in Syria’s northern city of Aleppo … More

MUSLIM WORLD

CANADA FREES FORMER GITMO CHILD PRISONER ON BAIL

A judge ordered a former juvenile Guantanamo Bay prisoner to be released from prison on 7 May despite efforts by the Canadian government to keep him behind bars. Omar Khadr, 28, was in the courtroom in Edmonton, Alberta, and could … More

MUSLIM WORLD

FRENCH MAYOR INVESTIGATED FOR COUNTING MUSLIM STUDENTS

An investigation has been launched against Robert Menard, the far right mayor of the town of Beziers, in southern France, over a statement on his keeping files on the number of Muslim students in his town, according to French media. … More

MUSLIM WORLD

US BULK PHONE DATA COLLECTION RULED ‘ILLEGAL’

A U.S. intelligence agency’s practice of systematically collecting data about phone calls is illegal, an appeals court ruled on 7 May. The Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York held that the section of the U.S. Patriot Act, which … More

MUSLIM WORLD

MYSTERY OF THE ‘TOWN OF TWINS’ IN BOSNIA

When Nedzib Vucelj’s wife Emira gave birth to twins at the height of the Bosnian war, it was impossible to buy a suitable baby stroller: their hometown of Buzim was surrounded by rival armies. Vucelj tried to borrow from a … More

MUSLIM WORLD

DR. ANIS ANSARI RE-ELECTED CHAIRMAN MEDICINE DEPARTMENT...

The Mercy Medical Centre in Clinton, Iowa, USA holds election for department of medicine chairman every two years. During this year election, Dr. Anis Ansari was unanimously elected chairman of Medicine Department for the third time. He practises at Medical … More

READERS' PULSE

Grown Arrogant, Extremely Cruel, Inhuman

No doubt India has grown not only arrogant but extremely cruel and inhuman in its policies towards the weaker nations. This is what Chankya’s political philosophy teaches. Whatever Gandhi, Tagore and Buddha taught has been replaced by this Hindutva paradigm … More

READERS' PULSE

It’s More a Voice for Humanity…

Discrimination on the basis of caste, creed and religion is not a new phenomenon in India. Such plagues have engulfed India since ancient era when many Hindus deliberately converted to Islam or other lesser known religions in which they found … More

READERS' PULSE

Congress’ Loss of Muslim Vote

It’s really amazing to read that the Congress Party is planning to take some fresh measures to attract the minority community. While being in power for 15 long years, they did not bother to take any initiative for the progress, … More

READERS' PULSE

Minorities in India Face Attacks

Religious minorities in India have been subjected to violent attacks in cases like forced conversions and ghar wapsi campaigns by sangh parivar (RSS, BJP and Bajrang Dal, etc.) after Modi government came to power in 2014. The US Commission on … More

REPORT

Nepal Govt Lauds JIH Ideal Relief Wing Role

At a weekly meet organised by Jamaat-e-Islami Hind in the national capital on 9 May, Shafi Madani expressed his happiness and satisfaction by saying that the Nepali administration has praised the efforts of a 5-member aid team of Ideal Relief … More

REPORT

AMUSU Honours 3 Acquitted in Akshardham Case

The AMU Students’ Union honoured Mufti Abdul Qayyum, Adam Bhai Ajmeri and Maulana Abdullah, three of the six acquitted in Akshardham case after spending 11 years in prison, at Aligarh Muslim University in Aligarh on 7 May. The programme started … More

REPORT

Only Muslims can Counter Capitalism – Prof Irfan Shah...

By OUR REPORTER Noted Islamic scholar and expert on Islamic Finance, Prof. Irfan Shahid gave a lecture on “Interest and the Dajjali Mischief” in Pune recently. He said the West fears Muslims as they are upholders of the Qur’ān which … More

REPORT

Muslims Urged to Think of Long Term Plan

By OUR STAFF REPORTER Yogendra Yadav, a renowned psephologist and political leader, interacted with Muslims and urged them to think of a long-term plan for their educational, political and socio-religious upliftment. Yadav was addressing a gathering of Muslims organised by … More