Positive Response to Islamophobia

Islamophobia is a worldwide phenomenon which is on the rise because of old prejudices, and fresh needs of vested interests to pursue their agenda of suppressing Islam and Muslims to prolong their hegemony. It is evident from the deliberate efforts … More

A CASE STUDY

ILHAN OMAR Muslim Congresswoman in Washington

By Mohammad Yacoob Keith Ellison was elected to the House of Representatives from State of Minnesota’s 5th congressional district on November 7, 2006, and sworn in on January 4, 2007. As a Muslim he made a decision to use an … More

A MISNOMER

Islamophobia: Why and How

By Dr. Syed Kazim Once upon a time, very long ago, but not so long ago, a socialist state called the Soviet Union existed, officially called the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) from 1922 to 1991. It was a … More

ALGERIA CRISIS

Thousands of Algerian Protesters Demand Reforms, Presid...

Thousands of protesters took to the streets in the capital and other Algerian cities on May 24 to demand the postponement of a presidential election and the removal of the ruling elite following the end of Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s 20-year-rule last … More

BERKELEY UNIVERSITY STUDY

Islamophobia in India Highlights Plight of Muslims

By Abdus Sattar Ghazali The last decade has witnessed intensified attacks on Muslims, Christians, Sikhs and ‘lower castes’ in India, according to a study released recently by the University of California, Berkeley. This first of its kind report on the … More

CHALLENGING RACISM

How to Challenge Racism by Listening to Those Who Exper...

By MOHAN JYOTI DUTTA The terrorist attack in Christchurch was an expression of racist hatred that is being disseminated systematically across the globe by some media, think tanks and grassroots groups. To actively challenge and dismantle racism, we need to … More

COMBATING THE EVIL

Combating Racism and Islamophobia in India and the West

By Arshad Shaikh No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin or his religion. People learn to hate and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love for love comes … More

DEFINITION OF ISLAMOPHOBIA

Government Criticised for Rejecting Definition of Islam...

The government has been criticised for rejecting a proposed working definition of Islamophobia that has been adopted by parties including Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the Scottish Conservatives, Jessica Elgot, Chief political correspondent of The Guardian, wrote on May 15. … More

HATE CRIMES IN INDIA

A Brief Look at the Last Five Years

By Fawaz Shaheen The last few years have seen a perceptible rise in incidents of hate crimes based on religious identity. Apart from the demonstrable rise in the number and frequency of such incidents, there has been a perceptible rise … More

HOW TO FIGHT PREJUDICE

South Africa has a plan to fight prejudice. But it’s ...

The South African government has launched a plan aimed at addressing pervasive prejudice in the country. It’s called the “national action plan to combat racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance”, writes H. Refiloe Ogude on theconversation.com. The country’s Constitution … More

INTERNAL OCCUPATION

Calamity of Internal Occupation in the Muslim World

By Dr Firoz Mahboob Kamal Though the European colonialism has formally ended, but the Muslims still live under equally brutal occupation of the internal enemies. Hence, crimes and conspiracies against Islam and the Muslim have never stopped. The state institutions … More

ISLAMOPHOBIA IN INDIA

Muslims Need to Pose Counterquestions

By Dr. Javed Jamil While the whole world is being recurrently and relentlessly bombarded with Islamophobia, the Indian variety of Islamophobia needs to be understood separately. Muslims in India are at the receiving end because: (1) The International media including … More

ISLAMOPHOBIA IN UK

Yes, Islamophobia is a Type of Racism. Here’s Why

By WES STREETING On 15 March, a gunman walked into the Al Noor Mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand and opened fire. During the course of his killing spree there, and at the Linwood Islamic Centre, 51 people were slaughtered in … More

LANDMARK CONFERENCE

‘People don’t See Black Muslims as Trailblazers. We...

People don’t see Black Muslims as trailblazers. We are here to change that. This was the message from Raphia Ngoutane, chair of Black Muslim Initiative (BMI), during a landmark conference held in New York over the weekend focusing on the … More

MUSLIM INITIATIVE

ISLAM, REALITY VS. IMAGE AND MUSLIM INITIATIVE

By Prof. M. Rafat Without doubt, Islam has engaged the attention of the world today. It is obvious that Islam is a reality, which cannot be ignored; because it motivates Muslim community in remarkable ways and also because it is … More

N.ZEALAND MASSACRE SUSPECT

N.Zealand Massacre Suspect Charged with Terror Offence

New Zealand prosecutors pressed a terrorism charge against the gunman accused of killing dozens of Muslim worshippers in March in Christchurch, a police chief said Tuesday. New Zealand Commissioner of Police Mike Bush told reporters Brenton Tarrant (28) has been … More

NATURAL OWES

WATER WATER EVERYWHERE- BUT NOT A DROP TO DRINK!

By PACHU MENON The news that the scorching heat in many parts of the country has forced villagers to resort to primitive methods to tap water for their sustenance should put to shame the grand ‘revival schemes’ that our highly … More

PREJUDICE AND HATE

Everyday Racism Fuels Prejudice and Hate. But we can Ch...

In the aftermath of the Christchurch terror attacks a month ago, New Zealanders are grappling with difficult, albeit necessary, questions about discrimination and casual racism, KUMAR YOGEESWARAN, Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology, University of Canterbury; CHRIS G. SIBLEY, Professor, University … More

RACIST ABUSE

Raheem Sterling on Racist Abuse: ‘This is More Than J...

It was the moment that prompted Manchester City and England star Raheem Sterling to become an unofficial spokesman for his generation of players on the issue of racism. Racially abused by Chelsea fans during Manchester City’s defeat at Stamford Bridge … More

RACIST ORIGIN

RACISM AND ISLAMOPHOBIA ARE CORRELATED

By Dr. WAQUAR ANWAR Racism and Islamophobia may appear to be diseases of two different genres. But a closer look reveals that major cause of Islamophobic behaviour has a racist origin. Racism is simply an outcome of a pride emanating … More

WEST ASIA

MADONNA’S FAKE REVOLUTION Eurovision, Cultural Hegemo...

By Ramzy Baroud Rim Banna, a famous Palestinian singer who translated Palestine’s most moving poetry to song passed away on March 24, 2018, at the age of 51. Rim captured the struggle for Palestinian freedom in the most dignified and … More

FACE-TO-FACE

Muslims Should Not Be Counter-Phobic against Islamophob...

AMEENUL HASAN is the Vice President of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind and member of Central Advisory Council of Jamaat. Earlier he was the National President, SIO of India (1993-1995). He is pursuing PhD in Psychology on “Happy Family and Child Upbringing,” from … More

FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT

How Allah Revealed the Truth to Me

By SCOTT LYNCH My journey to Islam was a long one that spanned over more than two decades. AN “ALL-AMERICAN BOY” Allah is a permanent reality that works in the lives of those who hear His message. Not having a … More

INSIDE INDIA

JIH CHIEF HOPES NEWLY-ELECTED MPS WILL WORK FOR WELFARE...

Commenting on the Lok Sabha election results, Syed Sadatullah Husaini, Ameer (National President) of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, on May 24 expressed hope that the newly-elected Members of Parliament and the ruling class will work for welfare and development of all Indians … More

MUSLIM WORLD

MUSLIM WORLD 02-jun-2019

MORE THAN 1M IRAQ REFUGEES SPEND RAMADAN IN CAMPS Despite the Iraqi government’s announcement that Daesh had been expelled from the country more than a year and a half ago, 1.5 million displaced people still live in the camps, in … More

READERS' PULSE

READERS' PULSE 02-jun-2019

Muslims Lifestyle in Films This refers to the report “Presentation of Muslims’ Lifestyle in Tamil Film Industry” (Radiance Viewsweekly, 19-25 May). It was a fabulous initiative by JIH. We need more such engagements with members of other new media establishments … More