• RAIL FARE HIKE Bitter Medicine or Fatal Blow

    6 Jul 2014 |
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    ARSHAD SHAIKH comments on the recent rail fare hike in India and argues how Islam leads to a huge surplus of fund (credit balance) for the government of the day which can judiciously utilise it for subsidising essential services and … More

Let’s Strive to Protect the Identity of Muslims

Muslims in India have been facing troubles and sufferings of sorts, more so in the present scenario. Their personal laws are at stake. Now the efforts are being made to target their very identity as Muslim. Last week, on 26 … More

BEAUTY CONTEST

What Good It Brings to Woman?

By SHAH ABDUL HANNAN The history of the beauty contest is not clearly known to me. Who, where and when it started is unknown, but the common belief is that the beauty contest started some 60-70 years back in the … More

DEBATE ON ISLAM

Whither Unity?

By MUHAMMAD SIRAJUDDIN We often realise that ‘faith without action is fruitless as also action without faith is rootless’. There is no dearth of cults, philosophies and isms, calling for unity of nations and even unity of masses of the … More

MANAGEMENT

Conflict Management in Islam

By SYED KAZIM Conflict management involves implementing strategies that limit the negative aspects and increase the positive aspects of a conflict at a place where the conflict exists or originates. Further, the main objective of conflict management is to enhance … More

MUSLIMS ROLE RECOGNISED

British PM Recognises Muslims’ Chief Role in Charity,...

In a special video message marking the start of the holy month of Ramadhan, British Prime Minister David Cameron on 28 June acknowledged that British Muslims are the top charity givers in the country ahead of all other faiths. “Charity … More

NON-VIOLENCE BILL

Even Diluted Version of Communal Violence Bill Dumped

MOHAMMAD NAUSHAD KHAN comments on the Government’s plan to dump the Prevention of Communal & Targeted Violence (Access to Justice & Reparations) Bill. The NDA government at the Centre has made up its mind to dump the much talked about … More

RECONCILIATION

Re-opening of a Mosque after 51 Years

Opening a Window of Hope: Religious leaders show the path of unity to divided Cyprus SYYED MANSOOR AGHA captures the historical moments of reopening of a mosque in Cyprus after 51 years and hails the communal amity and reconciliation reached … More

HEALTHCARE

Dates for Health

By HAJIRA KHAN & SAMEEN AHMED KHAN The Muslims worldwide have the tradition to end the Siyaam (fast or fasting) by taking date fruit.  This is based on the saying of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be … More

INSIDE INDIA

RIGHTWING GROUPS CALL UPON HINDUS TO PREPARE TO FIGHT A...

Some rightwing organisations, as per reports, have intensified their efforts to expand their base in the country and called upon Hindus to “prepare themselves physically and spiritually to fight against Muslim terrorists”, reports said on 26 June. In a convention … More

INSIDE INDIA

PUNE VIOLENCE WAS PRE-PLANNED, SAYS REPORT

Violence in Pune, due to which Muslim techie Mohsin Shaikh was killed on 2 June, was part of a conspiracy, a fact-finding exercise coordinated by the National Confederation of Human Rights Organisations (NCHRO) has revealed. The fact-finding team, which spent … More

INSIDE INDIA

GOPAL SUBRAMANIUM OPTS OUT, ATTACKS NARENDRA MODI GOVT

Eminent lawyer Gopal Subramanium on 25 June opted out of being considered for appointment as Supreme Court judge after lashing out at the Narendra Modi government accusing it of ordering CBI to “scrounge” for “dirt” against him to scuttle his … More

INSIDE INDIA

BHATT ACCUSES NANAVATI PANEL OF MISLEADING HC

Accusing the Nanavati-Mehta Commission, appointed by the Gujarat government, of misleading the Gujarat HC on the issue related to inspection of intelligence records pertaining to the 2002 riots, suspended IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt on 23 June wrote to the Commission … More

INSIDE INDIA

CBI JUDGE SHIFTED AFTER HE PULLED UP AMIT SHAH

Days after special CBI judge J T Utpat pulled up BJP general secretary Amit Shah for failing to make an appearance before the court hearing the case pertaining to the alleged fake encounter of Tulsiram Prajapati in Gujarat in December … More

INSIDE INDIA

CRIME BRANCH SEIZES EVIDENCE FROM HRS OFFICE

The Pune crime branch conducted a search of the Hindu Rashtra Sena (HRS) office at Vile Parle in Mumbai and seized incriminating evidence in the Mohsin Shaikh murder case. “The evidence, including a computer, its hard disc, CCTV and documents … More

INSIDE INDIA

CBI FILES FIR AGAINST ENTIRE POLICE STATION FOR MURDER,...

The Central Bureau of Investigation on 25 June filed an FIR against all policemen working in the Wadala railway police station for the alleged murder of detainee Agnelo Valdaris and sexual assault of a minor, among other charges. This is … More

INSIDE INDIA

AMU, THAMMASAT VARSITY SIGN MoU

The Aligarh Muslim University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand to encourage close academic ties between the two universities. AMU Registrar Group Captain (Retd.) Shahrukh Shamshad has signed the MoU on behalf of AMU. … More

INSIDE INDIA

MUSLIMS MAKE UP TO 3% IN CIVIL SERVICES

Of the total 8,417 candidates who have cracked civil services examinations, Muslims are around 3.46 per cent. Of 292 Muslim officers, 160 are among 5,862 who had cracked the UPSC exams, while the remaining 132 are among 2,555 who were … More

INSIDE INDIA

SEX EDUCATION IS UNSCIENTIFIC, CULTURALLY UNACCEPTABLE:...

Taking a critical stand on sex education, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan criticised sex education and termed it unscientific and culturally unacceptable. He opposed vulgarity in the name of sex education. As per reports available in media, this criticism was … More

MUSLIM WORLD

SURVEY SAYS TURKS ‘DEFINE THEMSELVES BY RELIGION’

  Turkish people associate their national identity with religion rather than language or patriotism, according to a new report released on 24 June. More than 48 other countries have been surveyed. The report, ‘Nationalism In Turkey and World’ which involved … More

MUSLIM WORLD

GLASGOW MOSQUE AIRS CALL TO PRAYER DURING GAMES

Muslims being the second largest group in Glasgow are going to be able to hear the call to prayer (adhan) throughout Ramadhan thanks to the Commonwealth games. Glasgow Central Mosque is going to be able to air the adhan, or … More

MUSLIM WORLD

BRAZILIANS ANSWER CALL TO ISLAM DURING WORLD CUP

As the World Cup tournament goes on, many Brazilians reverted to Islam. Choosing to accept the message of the world’s fastest growing faith in the land of samba, a growing number of Brazilians have answered the call to Islam. “In … More

MUSLIM WORLD

PHILIPPINES ASSURES MUSLIMS OF AUTONOMY BY JANUARY

Philippine President Benigno Aquino on 27 June assured the country’s largest Muslim group that a new autonomous government will be in place by January 2015 in the south, a commitment made under a peace accord signed this year. The largely … More

MUSLIM WORLD

BUDDHIST EXTREMISTS ATTACK MODERATE MONKS IN SRI LANKA

Buddhist Monks who are speaking out against the extremist Sinhalese Buddhist nationalist Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) group in Sri Lanka are being beaten, stripped naked and left unconscious for participating in interfaith meeting with Muslims. According to media reports, the … More

MUSLIM WORLD

JUDGE WHO SENTENCED SADDAM HUSSEIN ‘EXECUTED’

Several press reports have claimed that rebels loyal to the self-styled ISIL have captured and executed Raouf Abdel Rahman who sentenced former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein to death in 2006. “Iraqi revolutionaries arrested him and sentenced him to death in … More

MUSLIM WORLD

CAR FACTIONS TAKE STEP TOWARDS PEACE

The two main factions in the Central African Republic’s inter-communal conflict have taken a tentative step towards ending violence that has killed thousands and forced more than a million people to flee their homes. The mainly Muslim ex-rebel Seleka coalition … More

MUSLIM WORLD

PALESTINIANS PARADE IN JERUSALEM TO WELCOME RAMADHAN

Palestinians marched on streets of East Jerusalem in traditional clothes late on 26 June in a festival to welcome the month of Ramadhan, when the faithful abstain from food and drink from dawn to dusk. Hundreds of Palestinian Muslims attended … More

MUSLIM WORLD

IVORY COAST PRESIDENT OFFERS FOOD, MONEY FOR RAMADHAN

Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara has offered to contribute large quantities of rice and sugar – along with hard cash – to the nation’s Muslims ahead of the fasting month of Ramadhan. “It’s a traditional gesture that the president makes each … More

MUSLIM WORLD

CRIMEA DECLARES EID AS OFFICIAL HOLIDAY

Crimea has declared the Muslim festival of Eid an official holiday during a session of the Crimean Parliament on 25 June. The move is likely to appease Crimea’s native Tatar community, who make up around 13% of the overall population … More

READERS' PULSE

Violence Will Deter Growth and Progress

The general impression we are getting from the style of functioning of the present government is that it will try to build its image for three to four years and then will raise contentious issues if its position remains weak. … More

READERS' PULSE

Introduce Colour Photographs

If I am not wrong, I have been reading Radiance Viewsweekly since its very launch in 1963. Its gradual improvement in paper and printing quality is remarkable but lack of colour photographs still irritates. Black and white photographs are generally … More

READERS' PULSE

Disseminate the Message of Prophet’s Seerah

Your Cover Story “Interpersonal Skills in Islam” by Syed Kazim (Radiance, 22-28 June 2014) makes a good reading. Turning the pages of the Qur’ān and the Seerah of Allah’s Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be to him), the writer … More

READERS' PULSE

Killing of Mohsin Shaikh

The brutal killing of a Pune techie Mohsin Shaikh (Radiance Viewsweekly, 15-21 June 2014) is sad and shocking. His murderers too will surely die and will be presented to their Real Master, the Almighty God for receiving their punishment for … More

READERS' PULSE

Unveil Design behind ISIS

This refers to the ongoing Iraq turmoil that has shocked the world. The terrorism which is being propagated in the name of ISIS is definitely a matter of concern and condemnable. Our media did its best to propagate that the … More

REPORT

Evolve Viable Concept of Islamic Banking: K.A. Najmi

By OUR STAFF REPORTER Khurshid A. Najmi, former legal advisor to Reserve Bank of India, who has also worked for the Central Bank of India and Bangladesh, shared his perspective on the challenges, feasibility and acceptance of Islamic Banking and … More