Muslim Women In the Eye of the Storm

Yes, it is increasingly evident in the present dispensation, which pursues the policy of divide and rule and shows fascistic dimensions by demonising the Muslims and misrepresenting Islamic laws and teachings. Now the followers of destructive policies are posing themselves … More

AWARD

Kurdish-Iranian Refugee Wins Fields Medal

By Sameen Ahmed Khan Cauchar Birkar has become the second Iranian, after the late Maryam Mirzakhani, to win the Fields Medal, the most prestigious prize in the field of mathematics, awarded under the age of 40.  Birkar, a Kurdish refugee … More

CAREEIR CHALLENGE

First Hijabi US TV Reporter Goes on Air

  Tahera Rahman knew her road to becoming the U.S.’s first hijab-wearing Muslim television reporter would be fraught with obstacles. After graduating from Loyola University Chicago her professors and colleagues would ask if she would be willing to take off … More

COUNTERING HATE

Countering Hate and Violence What Should Minorities Do?

By Ram Puniyani The violence against religious minorities has been on the rise during the last few years. Many reports tell us not only about the overall rise in the violence but also about the portents of violence orchestrated in … More

DIVORCED MUSLIM WOMEN

Status of Divorced Muslim Women in India

By FIRASHA SHAIKH Recently the Muslim community has been the subject of extreme scrutiny regarding a number of issues. The issues that never cease to generate endless debate are Muslim Personal Law and the marital issues of the community, namely … More

EID UL ADHA

AN APPEAL TO THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY ON THE OCCASION OF EI...

  As Salam Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu Eid al-Adha will be celebrated In sha Allah after a few days. Eid Mubarak to you all! Please take care of some important things on this occasion. This time, due to a … More

IN US CONGRESS

Rashida Tlaib Becomes the First Muslim Woman in US Cong...

Rashida Tlaib, a Palestinian American and former Michigan state representative, won the Democratic nomination for Congress in a Detroit-based district on August 7. With no Republican candidate in the race, Tlaib will almost certainly become the first Muslim woman in … More

ISLAMOPHOBIA

Why Muslim Women have to Face the Brunt of Islamophobia...

By FASIHA SHAIKH Dictionary meaning of Islamophobia is the fear, hatred of or prejudice against the Islamic religion or Muslims generally. Although the word reached “neologism” status in the 1970s, it reached public policy prominence with the report by the … More

NIKAH HALALA

Under the Scanner

By ARSHAD SHAIKH People develop opinions about social phenomena largely through the media. The perception regarding Nikah Halala is that it is an abominable practice sanctioned by Islam in which it is mandatory for a divorced woman to consummate the … More

PERSONAL LAWS

In the Name of UCC Personal Laws under attack Coercing ...

By Syyed Mansoor Agha When Europe entered the age of “enlightenment” in the 18th century (1715-1789), the age-old rule of “State-Religion” or “Religion-State” was annulled at the altar of ‘liberalism’. A new concept of State-people relationship ushered in. Till then … More

POLYGYNY

An Academic Discussion

By NAZRANA DARVESH After the ban on triple talaq the Government has set its eyes on polygamy, more specifically polygyny. It looks like the Muslim personal law has suddenly become the prime concern of the present Government that takes special … More

SOCIAL MEDIA

PERILOUS PURSUITS

By PACHU MENON In this age of technological advances where the luxury of having information at one’s fingertips has kept mankind in a perennial state of readiness for anything untoward, it is absolutely silly to believe that some vested interests … More

STEREOTYPING

Stereotyping of Muslim Women by the Media

  By SAMIHA SIDDIQUI When leaders or public figures use discriminatory stereotypes to characterise political opponents or members of the general public, they are either indicating their ignorance of the historically negative implications – or they know and just don’t … More

WEST ASIA

Mahmoud Abbas: Stop Exploiting Ahed Tamimi for Personal...

By Ramzy Baroud The father of 11-year-old, Abdul Rahman Nofal contacted me, asking for help. His son was shot in the leg during Gaza’s ‘Great March of Return’ protests. The Strip’s dilapidated healthcare system could not save the little boy’s … More

FACE-TO-FACE

Huge Protests by Muslim Women to Impact Talaq Bill: Dr....

MUHAMMAD RAZIUL ISLAM NADVI is presently Secretary of Tasneefi Academy and Assistant Editor of Tahqeeqat-e-Islami Aligarh. He is author of many books and has also translated many others. He completed his Aalim and Fazil courses from Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama … More

FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT

How Did I End Up Muslim in Brooklyn?

  By Danielle LoDuca It was a mild autumn night. The library had closed, forcing me to forsake the pile of books I had been devouring and walk back to my Brooklyn apartment. The asphalt and trees glistened in the … More

HEALTHCARE

Screen Pixels Lead to Hyperactivity: Experts

Longer duration of screen time in teenagers is resulting in shorter attention duration, hyperactivity, restlessness and excessive stimulation of the brain leading to anger, intolerance and lack of patience, stated experts in the city. Being glued all the time to … More

INSIDE INDIA

INSIDE INDIA 19-aug-2018

TRIPLE TALAQ BILL STALLED IN RAJYA SABHA The stalling of the ‘Triple Talaq Bill’ officially called the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017, in the Rajya Sabha on August 10 after it was passed by the Lok … More

MUSLIM WORLD

MUSLIM WORLD 19-aug-2018

MCB RESPONSE TO BORIS JOHNSON’S COMMENTS ON THE NIQAB Boris Johnson rightly opposes the Danish ban on the niqab but denigrates the minority of women who choose to wear it, a statement of Muslim Council of Britain said on August … More

READERS' PULSE

READERS' PULSE 19-aug-2018

A Shame for Our Nation! Recently Sadhvi Prachi had suggested that Muslim women should marry Hindus to escape from triple talaq and halala, etc. What a peculiar idea! But why she and her party kept mum on the recent shameful … More