• A.A. RAVOOF

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    By V.M. KHALEELUR RAHMAN I was a student in Mazharul Uloom High School when Radiance was launched. It was available in the school library. The late Headmaster of the school N.M. Yahya advised us – students – to read it … More

  • S. Ameenul Hasan Rizvi

    29 Sep 2013 |
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    By SAMIHA SIDDIQUA S. Ameenul Hasan Rizvi was born in Raichur (Karnataka) on 12 February 1925. He was a distinguished intellectual, journalist and a Supreme Court lawyer. After graduating from Aligarh Muslim University in 1945, he completed his LLB from … More

  • Dr. F.R. Faridi

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    By MOHAMMAD NAUSHAD KHAN Dr. F.R. Faridi was born at Machli Shahar, Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh in 1932. He received his early education from Jaunpur. He learnt Arabic and Islamiat from Thanvi Darsgah, Rampur, and completed his graduation from Allahabad … More

  • S.M. Yousuf Siddiqui

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    By KHAN YASIR Hafiz Wajeehuddin Baghpati was one of the fortunate souls who fought in the way of Allah at the battlefield of Balakot under the command of his mentor Syed Ahmad Shaheed. More than hundred years later, his grandson … More

  • Syed Yusuf

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    By MOHAMMAD NAUSHAD KHAN Mr. Syed Yusuf was born in Nandyal district of Andhra Pradesh in 1939. He completed his Higher Secondary education in Nandyal Municipal School. During his schooling, he met one of the pioneers of Jamaat, late Maulana … More

Fifty Fruitful Years

Radiance bows its head in gratitude before Almighty Allah for having completed its meaningful journey spanning half a century. Its history is entwined with the history of Indian Muslims and their role in building and strengthening themselves and making their … More

ON AIDS

Combating AIDS

By SYED KAZIM Radiance, during the last 50 years, has addressed the issue of AIDS on many occasions and in different perspectives. It spoke on how AIDS creates havoc and also on the disease worldwide, especially in Mumbai (10-16 October … More

ON AIMMM, AIMPLB

Walking along Two Federal Muslim Bodies

By ZAID ARIF All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat and All India Muslim Personal Law Board are supposedly two common federations where Muslims, without any distinction and differentiation between Shia and Sunni or Hanafi and Ahle Hadith or Deobandi and Barailvi, are … More

ON ALCOHOLISM

Religion, Blanket Ban can Eradicate Alcoholism

By ZAID ARIF One of the main purposes which Radiance was incepted for is to eradicate social evils from society. While others are of the opinion that alcoholism is responsible for most of the crimes ranging from robbery to rape … More

ON AMU

Dreams & Struggles

By MOHAMMAD NAUSHAD KHAN Much had been said and written on Aligarh Muslim University’s so-called “Minority Character.”The demand for the Minority Status could be traced long back to 1950s i.e. almost 30 years after the MAO College got its due … More

ON ARAB SPRING

Arab Spring or Islamic Spring?

By ARSHAD SHAIKH Radiance Viewsweekly has never shied away from its onerous responsibility of calling a spade a spade. It has always fearlessly given voice to the voiceless and ensured that the truth is not clouded and mired by the … More

ON BABRI MASJID

Myth Vs. History

By ZAID ARIF No one in the 19th century had ever thought that a simple piece of land where the historic Babri Masjid was standing would turn into the most complicated and knotty problem in the history of India after … More

ON COMMUNALISM

EXPOSING COMMUNAL FORCES

By PROF. JAMIL FAROOQUI Communalism is a menace not only to a country but to the entire humanity as well. It shatters the solidarity and integrity of a nation and causes irreparable loss to it. It creates a distance, a … More

ON CORRUPTION

When Everybody Loved Corruption…

By SYED SULTAN MOHIDDIN It would not be a hyperbole to say that, there is hardly any other periodical in the country at par with Radiance Viewsweekly, which has carried out a consistent tirade against corruption. The mere mention about … More

ON DALITS

They Deserve Respect, Humility

By MOHAMMAD NAUSHAD KHAN Since 1963, Radiance has been serving humanity in one way or the other. Without any iota of discrimination it has covered issues pertaining to minorities, Dalits and other weaker sections of society apart from all other … More

ON ECONOMICS

EFFORTS TO USHER IN JUSTICE AND EQUITY IN ECONOMICS

By DR. WAQUAR ANWAR Economics, instead of serving the humanity, has become a tool to inflict pain thereon. Search for an alternative economics that can usher in justice and equity is on. Radiance Viewsweekly (referred to as Radiance hereafter), with … More

ON EDUCATION

Importance of Education

By DR. BADARRULISLAM Iqra (read) is the very first word of Divine revelation to the Last Messenger, Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be to him). It was and is manifestation of importance of knowledge in Islam. This was the … More

ON ENVIRONMENT

Let’s Make Our Ambience Free from Hazards

By MOHAMMAD NAUSHAD KHAN When asked, in a huge gathering, to use the word ‘garden’ in a sentence, the first person replied that he had a beautiful garden in his house. Second person said there are many gardens in our … More

ON FOREIGN POLICY

Analysing the Foreign Policy of India

By MOHAMMAD PERVEZ BILGRAMI After gaining independence in 1947, India has developed formal diplomatic relations with most nations; her foreign policy saw many shifts over the years after independence. Indian prestige and moral authority were high in the 1950s. In … More

ON FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

BLASPHEMY, ISLAMOPHOBIA Exploitation of Freedom of Expr...

By ABDUL BASEER Radiance has been a standard example of dependable journalism for years. It has also played a foundational role in forming the Islamic position in Indian English media on volatile issues like blasphemy, Islamophobia and freedom of expression; … More

ON HUMAN RIGHTS

Towards Practising Human Values

By ABDUL BASEER ‘Piety’ and ‘rights abuse’ cannot live and grow together; moral crimes will most definitely lead to violation of rights. Reminders of this moral position in India should not have invited extra attention, but now for some years … More

ON INDIAN MUSLIMS

Condition of Muslims in India

By DR. HASEEB AHMED The bias against Muslims, which dates back to the pre-Independence era, continues its ugly growth in the post-Independence period. The very integrity, honesty and loyalty of Muslims have always been in question. Muslims have been considered … More

ON INDIAN POLITY

Mature Observation and Assessment of Indian Polity

By ASIF ANWAR ALIG Indian polity is most often defined as science of betrayal and buffering. As largest democracy in the world, this country nourished political conscience and pretences together. Radiance played a major role to sum the political history … More

ON IRANIAN REVOLUTION

Genesis of Islamic Revolution in Iran

By MOHAMMAD PERVEZ BILGRAMI Clergy known as Ayatollah or Marajah have had a significant influence on most Iranians, who have tended to be religious, traditional, and opposed to any process of widespread westernisation. The Ayatollahs first showed themselves to be … More

ON JIH

Radiance Stood for Truth & Justice Even During Odd Time...

By MOHAMMAD SALIM ENGINEER Radiance Viewsweekly has proved itself through its 50 years journey to be a shining star on the horizon of Indian journalism despite dark periods in the history of independent India. This could be possible because it … More

ON JMI

From Deemed Varsity to Central Varsity

By MUSHEER ALAM Radiance has spared its pages for Jamia Millia Islamia since the day it was incepted. One can collect, from the Radiance archive, a minute-to-minute detail of each event taken place in the institution especially of the golden … More

ON KASHMIR

Portraying Beleaguered Kashmir?

By ASIF ANWAR ALIG The unstoppable burning of a huge tract of land – Kashmir – for more than half a century soothingly induces unfathomable media material for the global press giants. Whether the herd of world media justified their … More

ON MEDIA

Reigning the Media through Media

By KAMRAN SHAHID ANSARI “The media’s the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the minds of the masses.” Malcolm X … More

ON MORALITY

Upholding the Flag of Morality

By ZAIDUR RAHMAN Morality is as important to human life as the immune system. It is deeply interesting to discover how the two are actually intertwined with each other; the immune system weakens when morality loses its grip on human … More

ON MUSLIM WORLD

Sharing Issues & Concerns

By SHAFAQUE ALAM In the last five decades Radiance Viewsweekly has covered extensively Muslims around the world. Ranging from the Black Muslims’ uprising in Brazil to Muslim liberation struggle in Chad, or questioning the decrease of Muslims in the erstwhile … More

ON NATIONAL SONGS

The Case of Loving the Country without Worshipping It!

By KHAN YASIR Today, every country seems to have something that could be referred to as its national anthem. That anthem sometimes remains only a convention while at other times it is formally recognised to be so by the government. … More

ON PALESTINE-ISRAEL CONFLICT

History in the Abattoir

By ARHAM HUSSAIN “You can fool all the people for some time. You can fool some people for all the time. But you can’t fool all the people for all the time.” – Abraham Lincoln History is the greatest witness … More

ON PARTITION

From Responsibility to Way-out

By KHAN YASIR Two loving and caring brothers, who live together… share one another’s woes and bliss… ever ready to sacrifice their lives for one another… one day, fight out in the open on petty differences and partition their home … More

ON POLICE

Policing the Police

By KAMRAN SHAHID ANSARI It is a common belief that ‘authority tends to corrupt and absolute authority corrupts absolutely’. This cliché gets reinforced when we look at the activities of the police post-Independence. The negative outlook towards the police gets … More

ON RADIANCE

A Flashback, A Critical Appraisal

By DR. S. AUSAF SAIED VASFI Has the Radiance Viewsweekly, brought out in July 1963, left an impact on the thinking of Indian citizenry or at least its intellectuals? Has the Viewsweekly exerted influence upon the political thinking of plural … More

ON RADIANCE

50 Golden Years of Radiance

By INTIZAR NAEEM It is high time for Indian Muslims to feel pride as the representative voice of theirs, Radiance Viewsweekly, has completed 50 years in the service of the community. During the period of 50 years the magazine got … More

ON RADIANCE

Banyan Tree of Radiance Viewsweekly Saga of a Radiant P...

By KHAN YASIR India is certainly a nation of million mutinies. This truth was truer in the past. The plural nation with hundreds of religions and thousands of mother tongues was a complicated yet a beautiful tapestry of culture, language, … More

ON RADIANCE

When Just Survival is a Big Achievement

By SHAHEEN NAZAR Radiance, a weekly published regularly since its launch in the summer of 1963, is as relevant today as it was 50 years ago.  The post-Partition era of the 1950s and 1960s were trying times for the Muslim … More

ON RADIANCE

A JUBILEE TRIBUTE

By PROFESSOR U MUHAMMAD IQBAL When Radiance was launched 50 years ago, it was as if a breath of fresh air swept across the realm of Muslim journalism. It still retains its freshness and fragrance as it is the only … More

ON RIOTS

Counter Hate, Violence with the Message of Islam

By MOHAMMAD ALI SHAH SHWAIB India is known as the land of Buddha, Nanak, Kabir and Gandhi. But does the India of today do credit to these names? One shudders to open the pages of a newspaper these days which … More

ON SMOKING

Cigarette Kills, But Kills Gradually

By MOHAMMAD NAUSHAD KHAN It is the tendency of every addicted smoker, when asked to quit, to say, “I think, I can leave cigarette forever, but to think, I need a cigarette.” Beyond that they never think as to how … More

ON TERRORISM

Upholding Truth & Justice

By MOHAMMAD YACOOB The shadows of the Homegrown Terrorism and State-Sponsored Terrorism continue to become larger in India and the United States, which profess to be countries following the highest form of Democracy; US is the leading democratic country and … More

ON URDU

Trials and Tribulations Faced by Urdu after Independenc...

By DR. SYED ABDUL BARI It was a horrible period for the Urdu language in North India after independence. Those who gave vent to their ire against the British Empire with the slogan Inquilab Zindabad, now started to impeach Urdu … More

ON WOMEN

Women Issues: Avoiding EXtremes

By MIFRAH ABID Radiance Viewsweekly has been serving as a much needed Muslim voice in post-Independence India. It is a periodical that speaks in the voice of the objective, educated Muslim, creating a fine balance between Islamic values and contemporary … More

ON YOUTH

Power and Strength Thou Art

By MOHAMMAD NAUSHAD KHAN Youth are the golden treasure of a country. The more they are polished the greater they will shine, the more they are trained the greater they will perform, the more they are skilled the greater and … More

FACE-TO-FACE

A Credible, Authentic Voice of the Community: Nusrat Al...

Radiance Viewsweekly has been serving the humanity since 1963. Alhamdulillah, by the grace of Almighty, Radiance has completed 50 glorious years of publication. NUSRAT ALI, Member Governing Council Board of Islamic Publications as well as Secretary General Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, recalls … More

INSIDE INDIA

BLAST VICTIMS COMPENSATION RECOVERY DECREE TO BE CHALLN...

The recent decree of Andhra Pradesh High Court ordering the State Government to recover the compensation paid to 26 youth falsely implicated in Mecca Masjid blast case has added to the concern of the Muslim community. The decree of the … More

INSIDE INDIA

JIH VISITS RIOT HIT AREA OF UP, PROVIDES THOROUGH ASSIS...

A delegation led by Mohammad Shafi Madani, Secretary Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, recently visited the riot hit areas of Meerut and Muzaffarnagar and formed a high level committee to carry out relief and rehabilitation work for riot victims. Giving details of the … More

INSIDE INDIA

KERALA GROUPS TO MOVE SC ON MARRIAGEABLE AGE OF MUSLIM ...

As many as nine prominent Muslim organisations in Kerala, on 21 September, met in Kozhikode to discuss the state government’s move to fix the marriageable age of Muslim girls at 18 and concluded that they would approach the Apex Court … More

INSIDE INDIA

BJP TOPS LIST OF LAWMAKERS HAVING CASES FOR PROMOTING H...

As many as 57 sitting members of Parliament and of Legislative Assemblies in different states have cases registered against them for promoting enmity, damaging religious structures and dividing citizens on religious lines, claims a report jointly prepared by Association for … More

INSIDE INDIA

RS 500CR FOR DEVELOPMENT OF NWC

The Union Finance Ministry, on 18 September, gave green signal to the Ministry of Minority Affairs to develop the National Waqf Corporation with a starting fund of Rs. 500 Crore. The proposal will be sent to the Government for Cabinet … More

INSIDE INDIA

GUJARAT REJECTS PETITION TO HANG KODNANI

Soon after Narendra Modi’s name announced as the Prime Ministerial candidate of National Democratic Alliance, the Government of Gujarat rejected the petition of Special Investigation Team asking for hanging of former state minister in Modi’s cabinet as well as Modi’s … More

INSIDE INDIA

CRIMINAL CASE SLAPPED AGAINST HINDU’S RESIDENT EDITOR...

The Hyderabad police slapped criminal cases against The Hindu’s Resident Editor Mr. S Nagesh Kumar allegedly for publishing a story on the Director General of Police, Mr. V Dinesh Reddy’s visit to a godman in the Old City. Mr. Reddy … More

INSIDE INDIA

UGC CHIEF SACKED FOR JOINING POLITICAL PARTY

Failing to give satisfactory response to the Show Cause notice served to the UGC chairman Prof. Yogendra Yadav on 4 September regarding his joining Aam Aadmi Party, a political outfit, the Ministry of Human Resource Development fired him from the … More

INSIDE INDIA

MUSHAWARAT CONDEMNS PESHAWAR, NAIROBI TERROR ATTACKS

The All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat, umbrella body of Indian Muslim organisations, on 23 September condemned the terrorist attacks in Peshawar and Nairobi. Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan, President of AIMMM, said in a statement that the terrorist attacks on innocents in a … More

INSIDE INDIA

AADHAAR CARD NOT NECESSARY TO AVAIL ESSENTIAL SERVICES:...

In response to a PIL seeking stay on the implementation of the Unique Identification (UID)/Aadhaar Scheme, the Supreme Court said that enrolment under the scheme was completely voluntary and not necessary to avail essential government services. The PIL was filed … More

MUSLIM WORLD

‘COUP FORCES DO TERROR ACTS, THEN THROW BLAME ON MUSL...

The military coup forces in Egypt have repeatedly used subservient media to prepare public opinion for terrorist acts they intend to carry out and throw the blame on the Muslim Brotherhood to demonise them and incite people against them, said … More

MUSLIM WORLD

EGYPT’S ANTI-COUP NATIONAL ALLIANCE FLAYS STATE TERRO...

The Anti-Coup, Pro-Legitimacy National Alliance in Kerdasa town (Giza Governorate of Egypt) has denounced repeated media ‘leaks’ claiming the military coup’s terrorist forces are to launch attacks on the town for its steadfast rejection of the coup and its solid … More

MUSLIM WORLD

ASSAD TROOPS KILL MANY, ROWHANI MEDIATION OFFER REJECTE...

Syrian troops backed by allied militiamen have stormed a predominantly Sunni village in central Syria killing at least 15 people, while opposition forces began an offensive near Aleppo to try to cut the army’s supply route to the northern city, … More

MUSLIM WORLD

SYRIA ‘SUBMITS’ CHEMICAL DETAILS TO WATCHDOG

Syria has begun supplying details of its chemical arsenal, the world’s chemical weapons watchdog said. Hours before a deadline for President Bashar Assad’s regime to provide details on its arsenal, the Hague-based group tasked with dismantling the arms said it … More

MUSLIM WORLD

TURKEY SHUTS SYRIA CROSSING FOLLOWING RAID BY MILITANTS

Turkey closed a border crossing to Syria after an Al-Qaeda-linked group stormed a nearby town and expelled opposition fighters from an Arab and Western-backed unit, officials said on 19 September. Fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant … More

MUSLIM WORLD

BJI LEADER ABDUL QUADER MOLLA SENTENCED TO DEATH

Abdul Quader Molla, 65, the fourth-highest-ranked leader of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, is the first politician to be found guilty by the country’s Supreme Court after it overturned an appeal to acquit him of all charges. “The court enhanced his life sentence … More

MUSLIM WORLD

‘ISLAMIC SOLIDARITY’ GAMES OPEN IN INDONESIA

The ‘Islamic Solidarity’ Games was opened in in Palembang, a city on Sumatra island, Indonesia on 22 September despite a chaotic run-up to the event and debates over appropriate outfits for Muslim athletes. More than 1,800 athletes from 46 Muslim-populated … More

ON RADIANCE

I’ve Highest Regard for Radiance: Pro-VC AMU

I enjoy Radiance, and I have the highest regard for it, because I have been reading it since it was in the tabloid format, as a child of Class VI, VII and VIII. My father was an avid reader of … More

ON RADIANCE

Special Issues of Radiance are Remarkable: Dr. Shakeel ...

I came to Aligarh in 1980 and since then I have been a regular reader of Radiance. You will be surprised to know that I keep a collection of Radiance since it was in the tabloid format and also now … More

READERS' PULSE

Feel Nostalgic Whenever I Remember Radiance

The very mention of Radiance makes me nostalgic and transports me back to the late 1970s when I had an opportunity to serve the organisation for four years. I still cherish those memories. I wish and pray for the success of … More

READERS' PULSE

Complex Economic Terms in Simple Language

This is in regard to the cover story “Depreciation of Rupee Symptom of a Bigger Disease” Radiance (8-14 September). I really appreciate the content of this article and wish this article published in mainstream newspapers and magazines. The use of … More

READERS' PULSE

Our Suggestions Not Practicable?

This is apropos of Arshad Shaikh’s analysis of the current economic system and its ailments published in Radiance (15-21 September). The million dollar question is how do we bring this change and where do we start in the presence of … More

READERS' PULSE

Talk with AMU-VC Portrays His Mind

This is apropos of the interview of AMU-VC in Radiance (1-7 September). The full length interview of AMU VC is engaging especially at a time when the university has often been marginalised by the national media. The interview has raised … More

READERS' PULSE

Double-Standard of BJP won’t Work

The BJP stalwart L.K. Advani had been accusing the Congress as pursuing vote-bank politics and appeasement of Muslims and coined a sarcastic phrase “pseudo-secularism”.  As the irony would have it, the principal opposition party has been resorting to similar histrionics … More

REPORT

Indian Leaders Call upon Govt., Indians to Protect Demo...

By OUR STAFF REPORTER There is civil rights violation everywhere in Egypt. Where are human rights activists? It is the oppressed who need help and solidarity, not the oppressors. The achievements of the toppled president Mohamed Morsi government during one … More