• The Festival of Reward

    19 Jul 2015 |
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    ASIF HUSSAIN argues how Fasting declares the sovereignty of the soul over the body and how the festival of reward, Eid al-Fitr, brings the joy of peace and patience to the world. The month, in which most Muslims all across … More

  • What Ramadan Taught Me This Year!

    19 Jul 2015 |
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    By MOIN QAZI Ramadan is always a very amazing month. Each of us goes through our own personal moments of elation when we complete the day of fasting and take our first sip of water at iftar time. Fasting, like … More

Corruption

Welcome to Modistan

Where corruption is institutionalised and communalism is silently-borne SYED TAUSIEF AUSAF analyses Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s stony silence on certain issues like corruption and communalism confronting the nation. Can one imagine David Cameron or Barack Obama or Angela Merkel or Francois Hollande … More

FAMILY LIFE

How to Find Peace, Tranquillity in Marriage?-II

By SYED KAZIM We are not married just to slog all day to get money home, or to produce kids and take care of them 24/7. The couple become so busy with their worldly affairs that they fail to give … More

FRIDAY FOR MUSLIMS

Virtues of Friday

By SAMEEN AHMED KHAN The Jumu’ah Salat (Friday prayer) is one of the outstanding symbols of Islam. Allah Almighty has blessed the Muslims by granting us this day as a day of congregational prayers. O You who have attained to … More

POET OF THE EAST

POET OF THE EAST

Apne Parwanon Ko Phir Zauq-e-Khud Afrozi De Hosle Woh Na Rahe, Hum Na Rahe, Dil Na Raha Ghar Ye Ujhda Hai Ke Tu Ronaq-e-Mehfil Na Raha         Ae Khush Aan Roz Ke Ayi-o-Bsad Naz Ayi Be-Hijabana Soo’ay … More

REAL SUCCESS

Success is a Journey Not a Destination

By ENG. FAIROZ H. MILLER Even before the onset of Ramadan, Muslims all over the world prepare themselves to welcome the month. At the onset of Ramadan, the Muslims start fasting from dawn to dusk and devote themselves and their … More

WAQF ENCROACHMENT

Another Milestone or Illusion?

By MOHAMMAD NAUSHAD KHAN Waqf properties, if utilised meaningfully, can adequately solve at least one problem, if not all, of the Muslim community. In the past, greater efforts were made to get hold of these encroached waqf lands across India … More

FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT

I Found the Qur’ān Beyond Amazing

By TROY BAGNALL My name is Troy Bagnall. I’m a 22-year-old (soon to be 23) college student at Arizona State University (ASU) from Phoenix, Arizona in the US. I’m in a film and media studies programme at ASU too. I … More

INSIDE INDIA

SC NOTICE TO CENTRE ON PLEA TO GET POLITICAL PARTIES UN...

The Supreme Court on 7 July sought responses from the Centre, the Election Commission and six political parties, including Congress and BJP, on a plea to declare all national and regional political parties “public authorities” to bring them under the … More

INSIDE INDIA

BJP LEADERS BOOKED FOR FIRING, INCITING VIOLENCE IN KAN...

The Kannauj clash, which left one dead, is the result of simmering tension amid increasing political rivalry between BJP and the SP in the region. Two days after the clash, an uneasy calm prevailed in Kannauj on 7 July, even … More

INSIDE INDIA

PLEA FOR PROBE INTO KHALID MUJAHID DEATH: HC TELLS CBI ...

The Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court on 6 July directed Central Bureau of Investigation to file response by 27 July on a plea seeking CBI probe into death of terror accused Khalid Mujahid in Baranbanki in 2013. The … More

INSIDE INDIA

PROBE FINDS NO FOUL PLAY IN AMU MEDICAL ENTRANCE TESTS

The Aligarh Muslim University on 6 July withdrew its earlier decision to cancel the results of the MBBS/BDS entrance tests. The decision came after the Justice (retd.) Imtiyaz Murtaza Enquiry Committee declared that there was no foul play in the … More

INSIDE INDIA

DOCUMENTS SHOW CM SHIVRAJ CHOUHAN DELAYED PROBE IN VYAP...

As the furore over the Vyapam scam grows, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has claimed to be the “whistleblower” in the case. But records show that over the last eight years, question has been raised thrice in the … More

INSIDE INDIA

ADHINAYAK IS ANGREZ, DROP IT FROM ANTHEM: RAJASTHAN GOV...

Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh at the 26th convocation ceremony of Rajasthan University on 7 July said that Rabindranath Tagore while writing the national anthem had praised the ‘angrezi shaasak’ (English ruler) by writing ‘adhinayak jai ho’ and it is about … More

INSIDE INDIA

MADRASSA STUDENTS IN TAMIL NADU EXPECT INCLUSION OF MOD...

Madrassas in Maharashtra have been derecognised by the state government as ‘schools’, apparently for not imparting modern education. However, in Tamil Nadu where there is no pressure from the government to conform, there is an expectation from prospective students that … More

INSIDE INDIA

MADRASSAS TO TEACH MUSLIM PERSONAL LAW AND INDIAN CONST...

In sharp contrast to the apparent decision of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Maharashtra government to derecognise Madrassa education, the Samajwadi Party (SP) government in Uttar Pradesh is all set to strengthen the educational institution of the minority community. The Akhilesh … More

INSIDE INDIA

BAN ON SIMI QUESTIONED

In its latest report ‘Banned and Damned: SIMI’s saga with UAPA tribunals’ , the People’s Union for Democratic Rights, a leading civil liberties organisation, has reportedly challenged the ban on Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), which has been extended … More

INSIDE INDIA

SALIAN ‘GO-SOFT’ REVELATION CASTS A SHADOW ON SOME ...

Noorulhuda is among the nine accused in the Malegaon blasts case of 2006 who were granted bail in November 2011. Seven of them – all from Malegaon – walked out of prison, while the remaining two, Asif Khan Bashir Khan … More

MUSLIM WORLD

AUSTRIA PARLIAMENT MOVES TO STOP EGYPT EXECUTIONS, RIGH...

Austria’s Parliament called upon the country’s government to intervene through the European Union and the United Nations to put pressure on the military regime in Egypt to stop the execution of death sentences against President Mohamed Morsi and other political … More

MUSLIM WORLD

136 SREBRENICA GENOCIDE VICTIMS MAKE LAST JOURNEY, SERB...

The remains of 136 Srebrenica genocide victims were moved aboard a truck laden with flowers from the Bosnian city of Visoko on 9 July for its final journey to a cemetery in eastern Bosnia-Herzegovina. The victims were buried in Potocari … More

MUSLIM WORLD

PALESTINE ‘SHOCKED’ AT INDIAN ABSTENTION

Hitting out at India’s decision to abstain from the U.N. Human Rights Council vote because of “technical reasons,” Palestine has said the abstention “marks a departure” from New Delhi’s “traditional position.” In an exclusive interview to The Hindu, the Palestinian … More

MUSLIM WORLD

‘ISIL FIGHTERS’ GIVEN DEATH SENTENCES FOR IRAQ MASS...

A Baghdad court has sentenced to death 24 suspected members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), for their role in the killing of hundreds of Iraqi soldiers during their rapid advance in 2014. The defendants, who … More

MUSLIM WORLD

TURKEY WELCOMES HUMANITARIAN CEASEFIRE IN YEMEN, BOMBIN...

Turkish Foreign Ministry on 10 July welcomed the announcement of a humanitarian ceasefire in Yemen. Referring to ousted Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, the ministry said: “President Hadi’s responsible and constructive attitude has been decisive for providing the humanitarian … More

MUSLIM WORLD

ACADEMICS REACT ON ISLAMOPHOBIC PLAN IN UK

Hundreds of British academics say that new Counter-Terrorism and Security Act will only rather force radical political discussion underground, than actually help tackle terrorism in UK. According to this act, those suspected of extremism will be sent on deradicalisation programmes, … More

MUSLIM WORLD

US CHRISTIAN MINISTER INDICTED IN PLANNING TO BURN MOSQ...

A federal grand jury on 7 July indicted a former congressional candidate with one-count of soliciting help to attack a New York mosque in violation of federal civil rights laws. Robert Doggart, 63, of Tennessee reportedly planned to burn a … More

MUSLIM WORLD

US MUSLIM GROUPS LAUNCH FUNDRAISER TO HELP REBUILD BURN...

A coalition of Muslim groups has launched an online fundraiser to help rebuild predominantly African-American churches damaged in a recent spate of fires across the South. At least eight churches have suffered fire damage since a shooting on June 17 … More

MUSLIM WORLD

OTTOMAN ART AND ARCHITECTURE SHOWCASED IN LONDON

The Courtauld Institute of Art Summer School in London will be conducting a course exploring Ottoman art and architecture. The course conducted by  Dr Antonia Gatward Cevizli presents a wide-ranging course on 14th–19th- century Ottoman art and architecture as part … More

MUSLIM WORLD

TWO AFRICAN FOOTBALLERS REVERT TO ISLAM

Over the weekend, two popular African footballers – Emmanuel Emenike and Emmanuel Adebayor – reportedly reverted to Islam. The Togolese Football icon, Adebayor converted to Islam on 5 July, when he was spotted taking the Shahadah. He was pictured in … More

READERS' PULSE

Can CBI Bring Vyapam Perpetrators to Book?

The Vyapam scam is frightening in its range, sinister in its implication and surreal in its execution. We are faced with a world of boundless corruption resulting from a near-total collapse of public morality. What makes the currently unfolding scam … More

READERS' PULSE

Imposing Yoga a Concern

It’s tough time for Muslims to overcome the issues introduced by the new government in every quarter of the year since it has come to power. From love jihad to ghar wapsi and many more in between now it’s time … More

READERS' PULSE

A Tirade against Islam

Recently a secular writer of Bangladesh origin, Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury, living in London, has started a tirade against Islam by saying that Sifati names of Allah have been taken from the names of idols of Arabia and the name of … More

READERS' PULSE

E-Book on Prophet’s Life

The article, “I Want Everyone to Know the Prophet’s Story,” (Radiance, 12-18 July) is noteworthy and laudable. Efforts made by Rajeev Sharma to publish his e-book on the life of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be to him) … More

REPORT

Ramadan in Panama A Display of Solidarity

The number of Panamanians joining Islam is rapidly growing, according to Ahmad Bhattay, a leader at Panama City’s Jama Mosque. He claims that more than 500 Muslims attend the Friday prayer at Jama Mosque, besides two or three new reverts … More

REPORT

JIH Plans 50 Liquor-Free, 10 Ideal Villages

By OUR STAFF REPORTER During a press meet-cum Iftar dinner on 6 July at its headquarters, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind presented its Policy & Programme for the current 4-year term, April 2015-March 2019. In the next four years, Jamaat will work for … More