• Sealing the Fate of Masjid Al-Aqsa

    23 Nov 2014 |
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    It remains unclear what fate awaits al-Aqsa Mosque. Caught between Israeli annexation plans, raids of Jewish extremists, international silence and a history of bloodshed, al-Aqsa is facing difficult days ahead, as indeed are the people of Jerusalem, whose suffering, like … More

Gandhi or Godse?

Man faced innumerable questions during its long history about God or Devil, matter or spirit, good or evil, freedom or bondage. Human history has been the story of conflicts between the opposites, wars of ideas and triumphs or defeats of … More

AMU CONTROVERSY

Media Hysteria over AMU ‘Library Ban for Girls’

By RUQAIA TABASUM Every student, irrespective of gender, should have access to the resources provided by the University, and Aligarh Muslim University cannot be an exception. The issue that flared up during the last few weeks in AMU is the … More

ANECDOTE

Can the Reward of Goodness Be Any Other than Goodness?...

هَلْ جَزَاءُ الْإِحْسَانِ إِلَّا الْإِحْسَان In this real-time story NASEEM GHAZI FALAHI narrates how goodness goes a long way to beget goodness. Once, a friend of mine who was an engineer by profession visited me. He narrated an amazing incident … More

CURRENT AFFAIRS

Live in Harmony with the Creator and His Guidance

By ASIF HUSSAIN India is a country of multiple languages, religions, cultures and traditions and each of these gives colour to its rich history and heritage. The efforts of many in the past have shaped the present of India. To … More

COMPULSORY VOTING

Saying No Also a Democratic Right

By WAQUAR HASAN The move of the Government of Gujarat to enforce compulsory voting through Gujarat Local Authorities Laws (Amendment) Bill has commenced discussion on the law’s constitutionality, rationality and feasibility. Legal experts, lawmakers and analysts are expressing their views … More

CURRENT AFFAIRS

History and Mythology

By MUHAMMAD SIRAJUDDIN There was a news item in Telugu TV News channels last week that Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu stressed the need for everyone to know about history as those who do not know history can’t create history. Another … More

CURRENT AFFAIRS

Floating Magnets Revisited

By HAJIRA KHAN &SAMEEN AHMED KHAN Most of us are familiar with magnets. They are used in everyday life. Very simple applications are such as the magnets used for sticking decorations on fridges. Magnets are also used for lifting small … More

SOCIETY

Social Responsibility in Islam

By SYED KAZIM Social responsibility is an ethical theory that an entity, be it an organisation or individual, has an obligation to act to benefit the society at large. It is a duty every individual has to perform so as … More

WOMAN IN ISLAM

Status of Women in Islamic Society – Some Basic Tenet...

By SYED JALALUDDIN OMARI Translation SYYED MANSOOR AGHA Allah the Exalted has created human beings, like all other living species, in zaujain (pairs of male and female). Both male and female are dependent on each other. This is why their … More

FACE-TO-FACE

Welfare Party Open for Alliance with AAP: SQR Ilyas

Dr. SYED QASIM RASOOL ILYAS, newly elected president of Welfare Party of India, in an interview with MOHAMMAD NAUSHAD KHAN, elucidates the guidelines required to take the party forward and urges the cadre to translate the policy of the party … More

HEALTHCARE

How to Prevent Diabetes

As the campaign of the World Diabetes Day 2014 marks the first of the three-year (2014-16) focus on healthy living and diabetes, Professor Jamal Ahmad, Director, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology, J N Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University … More

INSIDE INDIA

PETITION AGAINST JUSTICE KATJU FOR ADVOCATING UNIFORM C...

Former chairman of MP State Minority Commission on 11 November submitted a letter petition against chairman of Press Council of India, Justice Markandey Katju, for advocating uniform civil code and for his adverse comments on Muslim Personal Law. Former chairman … More

INSIDE INDIA

MUSLIMS DEFEND STIGMATISED MADRASAS

As Indian security agencies claim that many madrasas in India are “hotbeds of terrorist activities”, Muslim community leaders have risen in protest, charging that no madrassa in India teaches anything that is related to terrorism. “In the past, identical charges … More

INSIDE INDIA

CBI COURT DENIED NOD TO VISIT BABRI MASJID SITE

A CBI special court hearing the Babri Masjid demolition case, which had written to the Faizabad administration seeking permission to visit the site in Ayodhya on 15 November to collect evidence and inspect the spot, has been denied the same … More

INSIDE INDIA

ARMY CONVICTS 7 PERSONNEL IN 2010 MACHIL FAKE ENCOUNTER...

Army has handed life sentence to seven of its personnel, including two officers, in connection with the Machil fake encounter killing of three youths in Jammu & Kashmir in 2010, chief minister Omar Abdullah was reported as saying. “The Army … More

INSIDE INDIA

SC ASKS AHMEDABAD COURT TO COMPLETE GULBERG TRIAL IN TH...

The Supreme Court on 13 November directed the Ahmedabad-based trial court to complete within three months the trial over the 2002 post-Godhra Gulberg Society massacre, in which 35 people including former Congress parliamentarian Ehsan Jaffri were burnt alive and 31 … More

INSIDE INDIA

‘16 LEFT PARTIES UNITE AGAINST COMMUNALISM’

Sixteen Left parties, including those outside the Left Front, are united in their resistance against communalism, said Left Front chairperson Biman Basu on 11 November. He was speaking to reporters after a meeting of 16 Left parties was held in … More

INSIDE INDIA

OPPOSITION CORNERS GOVT. ON MUSLIM QUOTA ISSUE

The Opposition members in Telangana put the ruling party on the mat for proposing 12 per cent reservation to Muslims in education and government jobs while projecting their population as 11 per cent in the Telangana State. Congress members M.S. … More

INSIDE INDIA

GIVE NARMADA WATER TO DRY AREAS, NOT TO COCA-COLA: GUJA...

Ahmed Patel, Congress Rajya Sabha MP, has written to Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel, expressing his “deep concern” on the state government’s decision to allocate three million litres of water daily from the Sardar Sarovar Dam to Coca-Cola for its … More

INSIDE INDIA

AMUSU OPPOSES COMMON UNIVERSITY ACT, COMMON ENTRANCE TE...

Addressing the students of the Aligarh Muslim University, the President of AMU Students’ Union, Abdullah Azzam on 14 November resolved that the Common University Act and Common Entrance Test proposed by the central government shall not be allowed in AMU. … More

MUSLIM WORLD

NO PROOF BROTHERHOOD RESPONSIBLE FOR VIOLENCE: EU ENVOY

The European Union has not prohibited the activities of the Muslim Brotherhood because there is no proof that they are involved in acts of violence, the EU Ambassador to Cairo James Moran said on 6 November. Moran added that there … More

MUSLIM WORLD

MUSLIM SCHOLARS REJECTS “TERRORISM” TAG

A group of Muslim scholars led by an influential Qatar-based Islamic scholar expressed “astonishment” on 17 November at being designated a terrorist body by the United Arab Emirates (UAE). In a statement the International Union of Muslim Scholars urged the … More

MUSLIM WORLD

EGYPT DEMOTES 200 SCHOOLTEACHERS FOR BROTHERHOOD LINKS

Since the start of the new academic year, Egyptian authorities have tried to marginalise scores of public schoolteachers affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood. Education Ministry spokesman Hani Kamal said that, since the new school year began in September, over 200 … More

MUSLIM WORLD

EGYPT’S MUSLIM, CHRISTIAN AUTHORITIES UNITE AGAINST A...

Egypt’s senior Muslim and Christian authorities are drafting a “scholarly response” to what they say is a growing trend of atheism, especially among Egyptian youth, a report said on 11 November. Christian churches in Egypt say they are joining forces … More

MUSLIM WORLD

LATIN AMERICAN MUSLIMS CONFERENCE OPENS IN ISTANBUL

Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs held a summit to bring Latin American Muslim leaders together in Istanbul from 12 to 16 November. The First Latin American Muslim Leaders Religious Summit will host 76 religious leaders from more than 40 countries. … More

MUSLIM WORLD

30 PARLIAMENTARIANS SIGN CHARTER FOR FREEDOM OF RELIGIO...

A group of 30 parliamentarians from around the world have signed a joint statement committing themselves to advance religious freedom for all. “This historic event brought together individual parliamentarians from a wide range of nations and religious communities in a … More

MUSLIM WORLD

UK MUSLIM REPRESENTATIVES TAKE SCHEDULE 7 TERROR LAW TO...

Controversial anti-terrorism powers which are being widely used to harass and gather intelligence on members of the Muslim and South Asian communities travelling to and from the UK have been challenged by several human rights organisations in a case heard … More

MUSLIM WORLD

BANGLADESHI POLITICIAN SENTENCED TO DEATH IN ABSENTIA

A politician from the opposition Bangladesh National Party has been sentenced to death for war crimes on 13 November. Zahid Hussain Khokon, who was not present at any stage of his trial, was given the sentence by the International Crimes … More

MUSLIM WORLD

PALESTINIAN FM CALLS FOR URGENT OIC MEET ON JERUSALEM

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki on 12 November called for an emergency summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to discuss recent “dangerous” developments in Jerusalem and continued Israeli violations against the Al-Aqsa Mosque. “The situation in Jerusalem is … More

MUSLIM WORLD

FACEBOOK PAGE COMMEMORATES TAREK GHANDOUR

Egyptian activists launched a Facebook page under the title “Tarek Ghandour – Your blood will fuel the Revolution” (in Arabic) paying tribute to the political prisoner Dr. Ghandour who died in detention, especially after pictures of his son sleeping peacefully … More

READERS' PULSE

Huge Support for ‘War Criminals’

The Shaikh Hasina government of Bangladesh once again came out with executions and life imprisonments to Opposition leaders of BNP and Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami in the name of war crimes. In spite of fierce criticism by human rights groups, the government … More

READERS' PULSE

No Gender Bias in AMU Library

The question over the ‘gender bias’ for not allowing undergraduate girls to Maulana Azad Library in AMU is biased and culmination of prejudiced mind and biased thought on issues pertaining to Muslims and their institutions. How can the authorities term … More

READERS' PULSE

Islam has Solution for All

This refers to the article, “Islam in not a Menace but the Nectar for all” in Radiance (16-22 November 2014). The Islamic scriptures are deliberately misinterpreted and distorted by many who want to project Islam as a problem and not … More

READERS' PULSE

Judaisation of Masjid Al-Aqsa

Your editorial “Judaisation of Masjid Al-Aqsa” (Radiance Viewsweekly, 16-22 November 2014) is timely. The attack on Al-Aqsa in various ways has been the fate of this historical mosque for about half a century. But the Israeli attack thereon during the … More

REPORT

Dynamics of Child Education

By OUR STAFF WRITER The Education Department of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind in co-operation with Human Welfare Trust, All India Ideal Teachers Association and Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, Delhi Haryana organised a 5-day programme at JIH headquarters in New Delhi from 5 to 9 … More

REPORT

JIH’s Relief Work in Jammu & Kashmir

By OUR STAFF REPORTER Whenever the nation is affected with a natural or manmade calamity such as earthquake, riot, etc., Jamaat-e-Islami Hind undertakes relief work at great extent. So, the Jamaat this time also took part in the relief work … More

REPORT

Thartheel: Best Quariah Contest Came to a Close

Thartheel ’14, best quariah (reader) contest organised by GIO Kerala State Committee for girls came to a close. In the mega final event held at Kannur, Maryam Raihan from Malappuram district bagged the first prize in the state level contest. … More