• NIA Credibility at Stake

    5 Jul 2015 |
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    MOHAMMAD NAUSHAD KHANstudies the credibility of NIA in the light of the revelations made by Rohini Salian, Special Public Prosecutor in the 2008 Malegaon blast case. NIA, until a few days ago, was the most credible and trusted investigating agency. … More

Let the Case Take Its Natural Course

No issue has evoked so much concern from the various quarters in the recent past as the disquieting revelation made by Rohini Salian, Special Public Prosecutor in the Malegaon blasts 2008 case. The leading prosecutor told a national daily that … More

COUNTER-NARRATIVE

ZAKAT The Wealth Purifier

By ARSHAD SHAIKH According to estimates, Muslims all over the world spend $200 billion to a trillion dollars on the poor every year through the medium of Zakat – one of the five pillars of Islam. Contrast this with the … More

COMMUNAL AMITY

Communal Harmony and Nation Building-II

By MOHD ENAYATULLAH ASAD SUBHANI Islam never tolerates the idea of communalism; it condemns tyranny, disheartening, depriving rights and killing each other and declares them as severe crimes. One may ask here: if Islam is a religion of love and … More

MANAGEMENT

Total Quality Management in Islam

By SYED KAZIM Total Quality Management (TQM) consists of organisation-wide efforts to install and make a permanent climate in which an organisation continuously improves its ability to deliver high quality products and services to customers. TQM is defined as, “A … More

NAAT WRITING

Views of Naat in the Light of Shari’ah-II

By SAMEEN AHMED KHAN Allah is the One Who forgives sins, relieves distress and knows what is in people’s hearts. People should not seek these things, forgiveness of sins, relief from distress and other things, from anyone other than Him, … More

POET OF THE EAST

Aag Takbeer Ki, Seenon Mein Dabi Rakhte Hain

  Tujh Ko Choda Ke Rasool-e-Arabi (S.A.W.) Ko Choda? Butgari Pesha Kiya, But Shikani Ko Choda?       Ishq Ko, Ishq Ki Ashuftah-Sari Ko Choda? Rasm-e-Salman (R.A.)-o-Owais-e-Qarani (R.A.) Ko Choda?       Aag Takbeer Ki Seenon Mein Dabi … More

RAMADAN

Iftaar Party with a Significant Difference

By HAJIRA KHAN The holy month of Ramadan-ul-Mubarak was going on. The little girl, Maryam used to get up for Suhoor (the pre-dawn meal) every morning and join everybody in the meal. But was yet to have her first Siyaam … More

US WAR ON TERROR

US-led Wars Killed Four Million Muslims

The Washington DC-based Physicians for Social Responsibility (PRS) released a landmark study last March. The report concludes the death toll from 10 years of the “War on Terror” since the 9/11 attacks is at least 1.3 million, and could be … More

WEST ASIA

The Good, Bad and Uncertain about Recognising ‘Palest...

By RAMZY BAROUD No matter what Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas does, his popularity is declining. In some ways, Abbas’ threshold for popularity was really never impressive to begin with. But now that a power struggle in his Fatah party … More

FACE-TO-FACE

UK Much Better Place for Muslims to Live in

DR. HAFIZ MUNIR UDDIN AHMED, Chairman, Board of Trustees Al Qur’ān Academy London, during his recent visit to India, shared his achievements and future plans and urged the people to distribute copies of the Qur’ān among the fellow citizens so … More

INSIDE INDIA

Important Dates Related to Malegaon Blast 2008 case

29 September, 2008: 4 dead, 79 injured in Malegaon blast ATS starts investigation led by Hemant Karkare 24 October, 2008: the police arrest Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, Shiv Narayan Gopal Singh Kalsangra and Shyam Bhawarlal Sahu in connection with the … More

INSIDE INDIA

Initiate 2008 Malegaon blast Trial under the Supervisio...

Yusuf Hatim Muchhala, President Association for Protection of Civil Rights (APCR), has expressed grave concern over revelations by Rohini Salian, Special Public Prosecutor in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, that the Union Government is pressurising her to go soft on … More

INSIDE INDIA

CRIMINAL CASE FILED AGAINST MAHARASHTRA POLICE OFFICERS...

Mohammad Aslam Ghazi, Secretary Jamaat-e-Islami Hind Maharashtra, on 23 June lodged a criminal complaint through Adv. Ishrat Khan against certain police officers of Maharashtra and Mumbai, DG of IB and Marathi Daily Samna in the Court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, … More

INSIDE INDIA

SAFFRONISATION FEARS OVER HISTORY TEXTBOOKS REWRITE PLA...

Sparking fears of saffronisation of education in some quarters, the process to rewrite NCERT history textbooks may have begun. Earlier this month, NCERT conducted a workshop for a quick review of history textbooks attended by scholars from all parts of … More

INSIDE INDIA

GOPINATH RAVINDRAN RESIGNED FROM ICHR OVER DISAGREEMENT...

Days after he resigned as member secretary of the prestigious Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) midway through his term, Gopinath Ravindran on 23 June said his move followed disagreements with the council chairman as well as the leanings of … More

INSIDE INDIA

MUSLIM LAW BOARD ATTACKS GOVERNMENT OVER YOGA

In a scathing attack on the NDA government, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has accused it of violating the Constitution of secular India and implementing the RSS agenda by introducing practices such as Yoga and ‘Surya namaskar’. … More

INSIDE INDIA

GUJARAT TO NOTIFY COMPULSORY VOTE LAW, 50% WOMEN CANDID...

Everyone above the age of 18 who is registered as a voter in Gujarat will have to vote in the local body elections due by October – or face a penalty. The Gujarat government is set to notify the law … More

INSIDE INDIA

RIGHT TO PRACTISE RELIGION DOES NOT EXTEND TO EVERY PLA...

Citing an apex court judgment, the Bombay High Court on 23 June said that the fundamental right of practising or professing religion did not extend to “any and every place”. Justices A S Oka and Revati Mohite Dere were hearing … More

INSIDE INDIA

‘CONVERTED’ MUSLIMS CAN GET BACKWARD CLASS BENEFITS...

Making the argument that caste mark continues even after conversion, though the degree may be less in Islam, the Madras High Court has ordered that a Hindu backward class (BC) person, who embraces Islam, shall be considered as backward class … More

INSIDE INDIA

SADHVI INSULTS NOT ONLY VP BUT THE COUNTRY: MAHMOOD MAD...

Maulana Mahmood Madni, General Secretary, Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind, has condemned the statement of Sadhvi Prachi, Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader, regarding absence of Hamid Ansari, Vice President, on Yoga International Day at Rajpath where he was not invited. Sadhvi had said that … More

INSIDE INDIA

HINDU MAHASABHA ANNOUNCES TO LUNCH ‘ISLAM-FREE INDIA...

Hindu Mahasabha has decided to launch ‘Islam-free India’ campaign. The organisation said that it will give sword to every Hindu family to save themselves from ‘Muslim extremists’. Apart from it, the Mahasabha has also demanded from Modi government to declare … More

INSIDE INDIA

KEJRIWAL CALLS MEETING TO CONSIDER ISSUE OF URDU MEDIUM...

Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister, Delhi, has called a high level meeting to deal with issues of Urdu Medium Schools such as appointment of Urdu teachers, and other important matters of Urdu medium schools. Chairing the meeting, he talked on this … More

INSIDE INDIA

PRAFUL BIDWAI IS NO MORE

Praful Bidwai, a senior journalist and well-known columnist passed away on 23 June. Mr. Bidwai died in Amsterdam due to a cardiac arrest, family friend Pamela Philipose said. Mr. Bidwai was a fellow at Transnational Institute at Amsterdam in the … More

INSIDE INDIA

INDIAN VOTER CARD ISSUED IN SHEIKH HASINA’S NAME!

A voter ID card has been issued in the name of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh in the city of Bengaluru of India. This news came just as the election dates were announced in the city, reports India Today. … More

MUSLIM WORLD

JIH CONDEMNS TERROR ATTACKS IN KUWAIT, TUNISIA, FRANCE

Jamaat-e-Islami Hind has strongly condemned the terrorist attacks in France, Kuwait and Tunisia, calling them a conspiracy of anti-Islamic forces. The President of Jamaat, Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Omari, in a statement issued on 28 June, said, “The attack on a … More

MUSLIM WORLD

PALESTINE SUBMITS FILE TO ICC ON ‘ISRAELI CRIMES’

The state of Palestine officially submitted documents to the International Criminal Court (ICC) on 25 June, accusing Israel of war crimes and illegal settlement construction on Palestinian territory. The file delivered to the ICC contains claims regarding the Israeli operation … More

MUSLIM WORLD

PALESTINIAN KHADER ADNAN ON THE VERGE OF DEATH

Administrative detainee Khader Adnan who is on the 54th day of a hunger strike, is likely to die at any minute, his attorney Jawad Boulus said on 27 June. Hundreds of Palestinians marched through the Al-Aqsa mosque compound on 26 … More

MUSLIM WORLD

PALESTINIANS URGE BRITAIN TO ARREST FORMER ISRAELI ARMY...

A Palestinian human rights group urged the British authorities on 22 June to arrest Shaul Mofaz, Israeli army chief of staff at the height of the Second Intifada and former defence minister. The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) called … More

MUSLIM WORLD

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT GROUP CALLS FOR END TO GAZA BLOCKAD...

As the third Freedom Flotilla is currently on its way to deliver humanitarian aid to Gaza citizens, a left-wing political group at the European Parliament is circulating a petition among parliamentarians to end the blockade of Gaza. “Within the last … More

MUSLIM WORLD

KURDISH MILITIA WANTS SYRIAN REBELS TO LEAD ATTACK ON I...

A Kurdish militia leading an attack on ISIL strongholds in Syria so far has no plan to extend the assault to the group’s de facto capital of Raqqa city, and such an advance should be led by Syrian rebels, a … More

MUSLIM WORLD

ISIL BLOWS UP ANCIENT SHRINES NEAR SYRIA’S PALMYRA

The ISIL group says it has destroyed two ancient shrines close to the Syrian city of Palmyra, seized by the armed group a month ago. A report in Al Jazeera showed that photographs posted online appeared to show the shrines, … More

MUSLIM WORLD

‘HYPOCRISY OF WEST’ POST EGYPT’S MORSI VERDICT SL...

A Turkish nongovernmental organisation has strongly criticised the reaction of Western governments in the aftermath of death sentences given to Egypt’s first democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi and other Muslim Brotherhood leaders. In a statement released on 23 June, the … More

MUSLIM WORLD

MUSLIM SCHOLARS UNION REACTS TO CHINA RAMADAN BAN

An influential group of Islamic scholars has criticised an apparent fasting ban in China’s mainly Muslim Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. According to international media reports, the country has banned Ramadan in parts of the far western region for Muslim Communist … More

MUSLIM WORLD

OVER 11,000 SYRIANS TORTURED TO DEATH SINCE 2011

The number of Syrians who were tortured to death since the outbreak of civil war in March 2011 has reached 11,429, said a report by U.K.-based Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR). The report prepared for June 26, titled “The … More

MUSLIM WORLD

ERDOGAN SLAMS DAESH CLAIMS AGAINST TURKEY

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan slammed claims associating Turkey with terrorist groups, amid renewed fighting between Kurdish forces and Daesh militants in the Syrian town of Kobani near Turkish border. Erdogan was speaking after an iftar organisation and an award … More

READERS' PULSE

Common Sighting of the Moon Impractical

I write this letter with reference to the article “Review for United Islamic Calendar” by Amanullah Khan (Radiance, June 21-27, 2015). While the need for unity in the Ummah is undisputed, the solution sought by the learned writer does not … More

READERS' PULSE

Rohingyas and Responsibilities of Muslim Countries

This is with reference to your Cover Story on the Plight of Rohingyas, (Radiance, June 21-27, 2015). Migration of the persecuted Rohingyas (Muslims of Myanmar) is a decade old problem. Yet merely lip service sympathy is shown towards them. To … More

READERS' PULSE

Double Standard in Celebrations

Last week, the entire world celebrated World Yoga Day and World Refugee Day. The attention yoga caught was entirely different from what World Refugee Day deserved. Instead of gaudy display of Yoga Day, the need of the hour was to … More