A Grim Reminder

The massive earthquake, with magnitude at 7.9, which hit Nepal Saturday, was very devastating. It was so crushing that its jolts were felt with awe and fear across the region, including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Tibet. As we are going … More

COUNTER-NARRATIVE

HANDS OFF THE NET

ARSHAD SHAIKH argues for net neutrality, saying that net access must be on the same terms as the supply of water and electricity. Net Neutrality has been very much in the news of late and is currently one of the … More

DEBATE ON ISLAM

Pen is Mightier than Sword!

By MOHAMMED SIRAJUDDIN My grandma used to refer to the instance when Queen Victoria held a copy of the Qur’ān up in her hand in the British parliament and told the audience: you cannot do anything to Islam and Muslims … More

EARTH DAY

Earth Day and the Environment

By SAMEEN AHMED KHAN With growing population and technological progress, the biophysical environment is being continuously degraded – sometime permanently. This has been recognised by individuals and governments and there are efforts to save the environment from rapid degradation. There … More

MANAGEMENT

Directing in Islam

By SYED KAZIM Directing is the part of managerial function which actuates the organisational methods to work efficiently for the achievement of organisational purposes. It is considered the life-spark of the enterprise which sets in motion the action of people … More

POET OF THE EAST

Tujh Ko Maalum Ha, Leta Tha Koi Naam Tera?

    Tujh Ko Maalum Hai Leta Tha Koi Naam Tera? Quwwat-e-Baazoo-e-Muslim Ne Kiya Kaam Tera       Bas Rahe The Yahin Saljuq Bhi, Toorani Bhi Ahl-e-Chin Cheen Mein, Iran Mein Sasaani Bhi       Issi Maamoore Mein … More

POLITICAL JIGGERY-POKERY

Hasan Suroor’s Apathy towards Gujarat Riots

By SAMIHA SIDDIQUA So, I stumbled upon Hasan Suroor’s article ‘Time to forge a post-Gujarat reality’ in The Hindu. If I were to admit that I warmed to the author’s ambition, which by the way, is worthy of praise, I … More

REJOINDER

Interview with JIH Amir My Humble, Raw Thoughts

By MOINUDDIN May Allah, the Almighty give you more strength and ability to serve the Ummah (Aameen). You also deserve kudos for your thought provoking editorial in the current issue (26 April-2 May 2015) of the Radiance Viewsweekly. As regards … More

SOCIAL BACKWARDNESS

Reservations – An Ignominy,

A Grave Injustice! Repercussions of a Faulted System and Alternate Solutions   By Dr. Parvez Mandviwala We Indians have, of late, started competing with each other in proving who’s more backward than the other and in this regard we seem … More

FACE-TO-FACE

India Has to Compete with China in Many Fields

DR. JAWEED MUKARRAM SIDDIQUI, who did PhD from National Chemical Laboratories (Pune) and post-doctoral research from University of California, Santa Barbara, USA, worked for Wockhardt Pharmaceuticals for 20 long years and is now Chairman and Founder Director of Tooba Pharmaceuticals Pvt. … More

INSIDE INDIA

JIH AMIR EXPRESSES SORROW AT EARTHQUAKE DEVASTATION IN ...

Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Omari, Amir Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, has expressed deep sorrow at the huge loss of human lives and properties due to the massive earthquake in the neighbouring country of Nepal and appealed to the governments and people of all … More

INSIDE INDIA

DEPORT TABLIGHI PREACHERS, MHA ADVISES ALL STATES

The intelligence agencies have warned the Narendra Modi government of a ‘threat’ posed by rising instances of Tablighi preachers entering India on tourist visas and starting religious preaching. The Union home ministry has alerted all states and UTs in an … More

INSIDE INDIA

TRANSFER ALAIR ENCOUNTER PROBE TO BOMBAY HC, DEMANDS SP

The Samajwadi Party (Maharashtra) has demanded that the Telangana State Government order a probe by a sitting Judge of the High Court into the Alair encounter in which five Muslim under trials were killed by the Telangana Police on April … More

INSIDE INDIA

32% OF UNDERTRIALS JAILED IN MAHARASHTRA ARE MUSLIMS

A disproportionately high number of undertrial prisoners in Maharashtra are Muslims. Data compiled by the Union Home Ministry reveals that while Muslims comprise about 12% of the state’s total population, they make up nearly 32% of the undertrial population in … More

INSIDE INDIA

SURPRISED AT LIFE SENTENCE TO TARIQUE QASMI: JIH

Nusrat Ali, Secretary General of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, has expressed surprise and sorrow over death sentence to Tarique Qasmi who was arrested in connection with court blasts in Lucknow, Faizabad and Varanasi. He expressed hope that Tarique Qasmi will get justice … More

INSIDE INDIA

VADODARA’S OVER 300 DISPLACED FAMILIES YET TO GET THE...

The Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC), which has not yet given the allotment letters to the over 300 Muslim families it displaced from Kalyannagar in November last, is reluctant now to give them homes in the Sayajipura under JNNURM scheme, leaving … More

INSIDE INDIA

ATTACKING A CHURCH NOT ILLEGAL: HINDU MAHASABHA

Days after a church in Agra was targeted, the Hindu Mahasabha on 20 April said attacking a church is not “illegal” and “violates no law.” “The Narendra Modi-led NDA government should award and provide legal and administrative protection to Hindus … More

INSIDE INDIA

CALIFORNIA ASSEMBLY DESCRIBES 1984 RIOTS AS ‘GENOCIDE...

The California state assembly has passed a resolution describing the 1984 riots as “genocide and recognised the responsibility of the Indian government in the alleged rape, torture and murder of thousands of Sikhs across India”. Co-authored by Sacramento area assembly … More

INSIDE INDIA

JIH EXPRESSES SORROW AT DEVASTATION OF THUNDERSTORM IN ...

Nusrat Ali, Secretary General of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, has expressed deep sorrow at the death of more than 40 people and injury to over 150 others during the devastating thunderstorm in 12 districts of Bihar. He also expressed sympathy with families … More

INSIDE INDIA

WPI DEMANDS IMMEDIATE ACTION AGAINST DELHI POLICE

Welfare Party of India expressed grief and anguishes over suicide by a farmer at   Aam Adami Party rally at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on 22 April and demanded an immediate action against Delhi Police who were mute spectators and … More

INSIDE INDIA

MIM SCORES BIG IN AURANGABAD MUNICIPAL POLLS

The Hyderabad-based Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) party has performed impressively in the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) elections winning 25 out of the 53 seats it contested. Led by MP Asaduddin Owaisi, it emerged as the second-largest party in the 113-member civic … More

MUSLIM WORLD

FRESH STRIKE IN YEMEN AFTER ‘RESTORING HOPE’

The Saudi-led coalition on 21 April announced the end of its military operation against Yemen’s Houthi group, saying operation objectives have been achieved. The coalition spokesman Ahmed al-Asiri, meanwhile, announced the start of what he called Operation Restoring Hope. “The … More

MUSLIM WORLD

YEMEN’S SAADA DECLARED ‘DISASTER AREA’

Local authorities in Yemen’s northern Saada province on 23 April declared the province a “disaster area” due to a recent spate of Saudi-led airstrikes. Yemen’s official news agency, which is now controlled by the Houthi, quoted local authorities in Saada … More

MUSLIM WORLD

MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD ELECTS ACTING CHIEF

The Muslim Brotherhood’s leadership abroad has chosen an acting leader to fill the post of Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie, who is currently jailed in Egypt, a leading group member was reported as saying on 23 April. Ahmed Abdel-Rahman, who manages … More

MUSLIM WORLD

JIH CONDEMNS 20-YEAR PRISON SENTENCE TO MORSI

Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Omari, Amir Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, on 24 April strongly condemned the 20-year prison sentence awarded to Dr Mohamed Morsi by a so-called court of the Egyptian government of military dictator Abdel Fattah el-Sisi who toppled Morsi’s elected, constitutional … More

MUSLIM WORLD

ISRAEL’S NEW METHOD TO ERADICATE PALESTINE

Palestinian farmers in the Gaza Strip have accused Israel of using “incendiary pesticides” to destroy their farmland near the border with Israel. “Israeli planes have sprayed our fields with mysterious chemicals and pesticides,” farmer Essam Abu Muhareb, 42, who owns … More

MUSLIM WORLD

HAMAS READY FOR PALESTINE POLLS: MESHAAL

Leader of Palestinian resistance faction Hamas, Khaled Meshaal, on 23 April said that his group was ready to take part in upcoming Palestinian presidential and parliamentary polls, dates for which have yet to be set. “We are ready for presidential … More

MUSLIM WORLD

SOUTH AFRICAN MINISTER DENIED VISIT TO PALESTINE

A South African minister on 23 April said that Israeli authorities had refused to give him an entry visa into the state of Palestine. Blade Nzimande, South Africa’s Higher Education Minister, said in a joint statement with Palestinian Foreign Minister … More

MUSLIM WORLD

KYRGYZSTAN’S PM TENDERS RESIGNATION

Kyrgyzstan’s Prime Minister Joomart Otorbayev on 23 April resigned after facing criticism in parliament over his cabinet’s failure to clinch a deal with Canada’s Centerra Gold, operator of the country’s biggest gold mine. Otorbayev did not immediately give a reason … More

MUSLIM WORLD

AFGHAN PRESIDENT ORDERS INQUIRY INTO UN POLICE REPORT

Afghanistan’s president has ordered the interior ministry to investigate why a United Nations-funded report on corruption in the Afghan police force was ignored and take appropriate action. “It was the Afghan government that blew the whistle,” a spokesman for President … More

MUSLIM WORLD

TURKISH COMMUNITY PROTESTS GERMAN PARLIAMENT’S MOTION

Some 10,000 Turkish immigrants rallied in the German capital Berlin on 25 April to protest a controversial parliamentary motion that labels the events of 1915 as “genocide.” Bekir Yilmaz, director of the Turkish Community in Berlin, said the draft motion … More

MUSLIM WORLD

31 TURKISH DIPLOMATS KILLED BY ARMENIAN GROUPS

Armenian armed organisations killed 31 Turkish diplomats across the world between 1973 and 1986, a study by a former Turkish ambassador said. According to the “Armenian Terror” study by Omer Engin Lutem, the killings occurred in the U.S., Austria, France, … More

READERS' PULSE

Learn Disaster Management from the West

It was good to see that Jamaat-e-Islami Hind has expressed sorrow at the devastating earthquake in Nepal and adjoining countries and has appealed to all people to help the people in need. People irrespective of their religion and obligation must … More

READERS' PULSE

Stop Fanning Conspiracy Theory

It refers to the report ‘US Conspiracy in West Asia More Than Meets the Eye’ (Radiance Viewsweekly, 26 April-2 May). As the speaker highlights US conspiracy in West Asia conflicts, it seems that no mistakes have been committed by Muslim … More

READERS' PULSE

Blame Game

When we were hanging our head in shame on public suicide of Gajendra, our politicians were playing blame game. Even after crocodile tears and blame game, no steps have been taken to ensure relief to farmers. The political game being … More

READERS' PULSE

Timely, Relevant and Scholastic

The interview of Amir Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Omari is timely, relevant and scholastic. I had opportunity to listen to Maulana Omari twice in the last eight years during his two terms to lead this prestigious Islamic organisation. His … More

REPORT

JIH Gets New Functionaries for 2015-19

The re-elected Amir of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Omari, appointed Secretary General and his three deputies (Vice Presidents) with the advice of Jamaat’s Central Advisory Council. Dr. Mohammed Salim Engineer has been appointed Secretary General and Nusrat Ali, T. … More

REPORT

JIH Amir Opens Eye Clinic at Al Shifa Hospital

One more facility was added to Al Shifa Multispecialty Hospital, New Delhi when Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Omari, Amir Jamaat-e-Islami Hind and Chairman, Human Welfare Trust, under which the Hospital runs, inaugurated an Eye Clinic on 20 April. The clinic is … More