• Muslims’ Roadmap after 2014 Polls

    8 Jun 2014 |
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    MOHAMMAD NAUSHAD KHAN analyses the post-poll scenario with special reference to Congress debacle and division of Muslim votes, and discusses the roadmap Muslims might consider for the future. In the midst of utter confusion there lies a way where a … More

Modi Government

Say Yes to Justice, Democracy and All-inclusiveness, No to Controversies Modi government, which was formed on the basis of 31 per cent popular votes of Indian electorate, needs to tread carefully and cautiously. People expect solid achievements in the field … More

BJP DELUSION

Article 370 Can’t Be Abrogated

J&K has a special status, unlike the other States in India where Parliament can legislate on its own on subjects mentioned in the Union and concurrent lists, writes RAJINDAR SACHAR President of B.J.P. Rajnath Singh (now Union Home Minister) has … More

DAWAH VAN

Dawah Van Disseminates ‘Madhur Sandesh’ in Delhi

Dawah section of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, Delhi and Haryana, is disseminating the Message of Truth among the countrymen with the help of a Dawah Van, nicknamed as Madhur Sandesh (sweet message). The van has been especially designed to carry and display … More

DEBATE ON ISLAM

Discipline and Character

By MUHAMMAD SIRAJUDDIN What does this really mean? If it is merely standing or marching in rows and columns with lathis or rifles firmly held in hand or mere show of finery of acrobatic skills, obviously there are too many … More

HUMAN PURSUIT

Knowledge and Its Propagation

By MOSHARRAF HUSSAIN Addition to knowledge is an individual’s duty (Fardh Ain) while its propagation is the collective responsibility (Fardh Kifayah). Knowledge is a set (Group of Unique Items) of principles (Universal Facts) that reveals the truth (Design of Allah) … More

MANAGEMENT

Time Management and Islam

In the light of Qur’ānic ayaat and ahadith of Allah’s Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be to him) SYED KAZIM underlines the importance of time in the life of believers. Time management refers to a range of skills, tools, … More

SCIENCE

X-rays to Synchrotrons

By SAMEEN AHMED KHAN One could not have missed the ubiquitous X-ray images during visits to hospitals. Medical imaging has been around since the discovery of X-rays (a form of electromagnetic radiation; light is also a form of electromagnetic radiation) … More

WEST ASIA

HAFTAR LEADS A COUP

A General’s Odd War on the Muslim Brotherhood By RAMZY BAROUD On 16 May, Libya’s rogue general Khalifa Haftar staged several bloody attacks against other Libyan militias in the name of eradicating terrorism by leading a paramilitary force evasively named … More

INSIDE INDIA

‘MUMBAI TRAIN BLAST ACCUSED WAS AT HOME’

The defence in the Mumbai train blasts case on 28 May argued that as per call data records (CDRs) and office documents, the accused Asif Bashir Khan, was present at his home and workplace contrary to the prosecution’s claims. Advocate … More

INSIDE INDIA

CASTE-BASED DISCRIMINATION STILL PREVALENT

Revenue Minister of Karnataka V. Srinivas Prasad has said that “discrimination and exploitation” of people based on caste is still prevalent. He was speaking after inaugurating an event to celebrate the 123rd birth anniversary of B.R. Ambedkar, organised by the … More

INSIDE INDIA

GOVT. TO RAISE FDI IN DEFENCE SECTOR TO 100%

In a major policy initiative, the government is proposing to raise FDI in defence sector to 100 per cent through the approval route. The proposal to raise FDI cap in defence from 26 per cent to 100 per cent is … More

INSIDE INDIA

CAMPAIGN TO BAN FAJR ADHAN LAUNCHED

In a controversial demand that may spark widespread uproar, a less popular Hindutva outfit has called for a strict ban on Fajr Adhan across India. On 25 May, dozens of Hindutva activists including a controversial swamiji, who had earlier tried … More

INSIDE INDIA

GUJARAT GOVT REINSTATES ISHRAT JAHAN ENCOUNTER ACCUSED

In a surprise move, Gujarat government on 28 May reinstated suspended IPS officer GL Singhal, an accused in Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case whose recording of phone conversations had brought to light the snooping scandal allegedly involving Narendra Modi aide … More

INSIDE INDIA

FROM RIOT ACCUSED TO CENTRAL MINISTER

BJP on 27 May accommodated its Muzaffarnagar candidate Sanjeev Baliyan, an accused in the recent riots in the region, in its council of ministers. Baliyan was part of a mahapanchayat in September 2013 which was held despite prohibitory orders and … More

INSIDE INDIA

RSS DEMANDS TO ‘MODERNISE’ MADRASSAS

RSS leader and convener of Muslim Rastriya Manch, Indresh Kumar on 1 June suggested the Muslims in Rajasthan to transform and modernise 10 to 20 Madrassas which could be presented as a model before the government. Kumar said that Madrassas … More

INSIDE INDIA

POLICE TOLD TO BE ON HIGH ALERT IN WESTERN UP

Anticipating more trouble in the communally sensitive areas of western Uttar Pradesh, Inspector General of Police (Meerut Zone) Alok Sharma on 27 May issued directives to all district police forces to be on high alert. According to Intelligence Bureau “inputs … More

INSIDE INDIA

THE WORLD BEFORE HER CHRONICLES WORKINGS OF DURGA VAHIN...

A young Indian girl at a militant training camp proclaims, “We have learned to use guns and we’ll use them if we have to. We will kill people if we need to.” Another young child, attending a camp called Durga … More

MUSLIM WORLD

90% OF EGYPTIANS BOYCOTT SHAM PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

The Muslim Brotherhood has affirmed that 90% of the Egyptian people boycotted the ‘blood ballot’ – the illegitimate presidential election; and regarded the boycott as a slap in the face of the military coup, a sign of the putschists’ imminent … More

MUSLIM WORLD

MCB OFFERS SUPPORT TO GOVT IN TACKLING RISE IN ISLAMOPH...

The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) notes with concern the reports of rising racism in Britain, linked to the “growing hostility to immigrants and widespread Islamophobia”. The authoritative British Social Attitudes (BSA) survey, as reported by the Guardian, indicates that … More

MUSLIM WORLD

BOOK CLAIMS FLIGHT MH370 ‘SHOT DOWN’ IN MILITARY DR...

Nigel Cawthorne, an Anglo-American author based in London, has become the first person to release a book about the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 just 70 days after last contact was made. The Mystery, which claims that the plane was … More

MUSLIM WORLD

NIGERIA’S MUSLIM LEADER CONDEMNS BOKO HARAM

Sultan Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, the president of Nigeria’s Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs and Sultan of Sokoto has condemned the Boko Haram rebel group and called on Nigerian Muslims to shun them in a sermon on 25 May at the … More

MUSLIM WORLD

ISRAELI FORCES ARREST PALESTINIANS INSIDE AL-AQSA COMPO...

Israeli forces on 29 May arrested two Palestinians from inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem. Ibrahim Abu Araarh, 50, and Jamal Al-Natsheh, 46, were arrested from inside the compound, mosque guard Otham Abu Gharbiyeh was reported as saying. … More

MUSLIM WORLD

SYRIA’S ECONOMY HEADS INTO RUIN: UN REPORT

Syria’s economy, rocked by four years of civil war, is shrinking fast as industrial and agricultural output falls, leaving almost two thirds of the population in extreme poverty, according to a U.N. sponsored report released on 28 May. The study, … More

MUSLIM WORLD

TURKEY CONCERNED OVER EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT ELECTIONS

The latest European Parliament elections that resulted with the success of the extreme right wing parties in many European countries has worried Turkey, according to a statement from the country’s foreign ministry. “The worries over growing foreign and immigrant hostility … More

MUSLIM WORLD

ERDOGAN WARNS AGAINST SABOTAGING PEACE

Kurdish demonstrators have blocked a highway in southeast Turkey and seized a soldier, exposing the fragility of a peace process which Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan launched with PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan in 2012 to try to end a three-decade insurgency … More

MUSLIM WORLD

MALAYSIA MUSLIMS CALL FOR BOYCOTT OF CADBURY, KRAFT FOO...

Muslim retail and consumer groups on 29 May called for a boycott of products made by British-based confectioner Cadbury and its parent Kraft Foods Group Inc after two chocolate varieties were found to have contravened Islamic rules by containing pork … More

MUSLIM WORLD

‘ALLAH’ NICKNAMED TWITTER USER GIVEN 15 MONTHS IN J...

A Turkish court has sentenced a Twitter user to 15 months in prison for ‘belittling religious values.’ Ertan P., a teacher, was sentenced to prison by a magistrate court in eastern Mus province for using a Twitter account named “Allah … More

READERS' PULSE

Let’s Unravel the Truth

This refers to the cover story “Debating Elections, Debating Development”, (Radiance, 11-17th May, 2014). Fr. Frazer’s doubts regarding the claims of ‘Gujarat Model’ of development were not wrong. In fact, apart from the issues discussed, the fact that there were … More

READERS' PULSE

Essence of India

This refers to cover story, “The Lesson and the Footprints of 2104 polls”, (Radiance, 25-31 May). Yes, the results of 2014 polls have all the components to ponder over the future course of India. Despite absolute majority the BJP has … More

READERS' PULSE

As You Sow, So You Reap!

The mandate achieved by BJP in the general elections 2014 has been conspicuous. In terms of numbers and popular support it has been a decisive victory for Hindutva. The Organiser (mouthpiece of RSS) carried it in the words: “For a … More

READERS' PULSE

We are with the Truth

I salute the Editor for the balanced editorial (Radiance, 11-17 May). We are with the truth while even truth and justice seem helpless and are against injustice even it seems powerful. Guidance column is always helpful in my improvement as … More

REPORT

Without Education, Neither Individual Nor Nation can Pr...

Without education, neither an individual nor a nation can progress. It would be exceptional if one even without education becomes prominent and achieves higher stage in the society. But it is a fact that education is a must to get … More

REPORT

DDA Agrees to Free Encroached 14-Acre Graveyard Land

The tireless efforts of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind for the last three years finally bore fruit on 23 May 2014 when the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) began the process to demarcate the 14 acres of Muslim graveyard which DDA had encroached upon … More

REPORT

Scope of Islamic Finance in Existing Legal Framework in...

By OUR STAFF REPORTER In order to highlight and explore the possibility, acceptance and the legal framework available for Islamic Finance in India, Khurshid A. Najmi, an expert in project finance who worked for the Central Bank of India and … More