• The Tragedy of Being “Mock-Secular”

    13 Jul 2014 |
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    Masses did not dump the UPA for pinning secular tag   SYYED MANSOOR AGHA analyses senior Congress leader A.K. Antony’s recent remark on the debacle of Congress vis-à-vis minorities. Senior Congress leader A. K. Antony’s remark, “People have lost faith … More

Their Conspiracy or Our Stupidity?

The world of Islam is passing through a very hard and trying period of a series of nerve-breaking turmoils of great magnitude. In some countries some groups are daggers drawn at each other. Old controversies and rivalries are being revived … More

BOOK REVIEW

A Simple and Easy Approach to the Understanding of the ...

The Simplified Qur’ān GoodTree Publications.# 8-1-398/PM/169, Flat No. 404,Paramount Heights Extension,Paramount Colony, Gate-2,Tolichowki, Hyderabad. 500 008 First edition: December 2013 Pages: 959 Price: `700, $25. Email: goodtreepublication@gmail.com   Reviewed by DR. MAAZ AMJAD WARSI The place the Holy Qur’ān enjoys … More

DEBATE ON ISLAM

21st Century

By MUHAMMAD SIRAJUDDIN Heated discussions have started immediately after BJP MP Dr. Harsh Vardhan expressed his opposition to the so-called ‘sex education‘. The title chosen by NDTV, for example, reads ‘Is India ready for 21st century?’, implying obviously in this … More

KHILAFAT

Dimensions of Khilafat in Islam

By SHAH ABDUL HANNAN Khilafat is a very important concept in Islam. It has important implications in the political system of Islam. Many important groups have made it a part of their programme to establish Khilafat. It is therefore necessary … More

MANAGEMENT

Strategic Management in Islam

By SYED KAZIM Strategic Management involves the formulation and implementation of long term goals and initiatives taken by a company’s top management, based on consideration of resources and an assessment of the internal and external environments in which the organisation … More

MENACE OF DOWRY

SC Cautions Police from ‘Automatic’ Arrest in Dowry...

By MOHAMMAD NAUSHAD KHAN The system of dowry has over the years become a form of ritual across sections of societies in one form or the other despite all efforts to curb it or discourage this social stigma which has … More

RAMADHAN SPECIAL

Let Us All Plan for the Ramadhan-ul-Mubarak

By SAMEEN AHMED KHAN Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be to him) used to eagerly wait for the month of Ramadhan-ul-Mubarak. When he would site the moon for the months of Rajab and Shabaan, he would make the … More

CURRENT AFFAIRS

One can’t Establish an Islamic State by Means of Terr...

One cannot establish an Islamic state by means of terrorism, and acts of barbarism like beheading people are methods that will only establish a satanic state, said MUZAMMIL SIDDIQI, a leading Muslim American scholar when speaking with Sunday’s Zaman. Dr. … More

INSIDE INDIA

OVER 150 HINDU INMATES FAST WITH 2,300 MUSLIMS AT TIHAR...

Setting an example of rare communal harmony, more than 150 Hindu inmates of Tihar Jail in the Capital are fasting along with over 2,300 Muslim inmates. Tihar Jail authorities reportedly said the Hindu inmates started fasting along with the Muslim … More

INSIDE INDIA

APCR HOSTS SOCIO-LEGAL AWARENESS WORKSHOP AT GHAZIABAD

A workshop on Socio-Legal Awareness was organised by Association for Protection of Civil Rights (APCR) on 28 June at MTF Junior High School Muradnagar, Ghaziabad. “The unjust powerful person and authority exploits the rights of the deprived people and to … More

INSIDE INDIA

GUJARAT RIOTS PROBE PANEL GETS 22ND EXTENSION

The Gujarat government on 30 June granted yet another extension to the Justice Nanavati Commission which is probing the 2002 Gujarat riots. “Today, the state government granted a two-month extension to the commission, valid up to 31 August,” said secretary … More

INSIDE INDIA

HC REJECTS PIL AGAINST EXCLUSION OF ARABIC, PERSIAN AS ...

The Delhi High Court on 2 July refused to entertain a PIL seeking quashing of a UPSC notification by which Arabic and Persian languages were excluded from the list of optional subjects for the main Civil Services examinations. “How this … More

INSIDE INDIA

URDU SCHOOL IN KURLA SLUM FACES DEMOLITION

The fate of about 800 students of the Maharashtra Urdu High School in Kurla is at stake as their 16-year-old educational institute faces closure, a report said on 1 July. The school in the sprawling Kranti Nagar slum may be … More

INSIDE INDIA

MARRIAGE REGISTRATION MANDATORY FOR ALL RELIGIONS: DELH...

The Delhi government’s rule for mandatory registration of marriages is applicable to all religions, including Muslims and Christians. “Everyone in the city, irrespective of their religion, has to get their marriage registered. Marriage registration has been made mandatory in compliance … More

INSIDE INDIA

REPORT BY MINORITY RIGHTS GROUP PAINTS BJP BLACK

BJP has made it to the ‘State of The World’s Minorities and Indigenous People 2014’ report for all the wrong reasons. The report, released by Minority Rights Group (MRG) International on 3 July, delves into BJP’s role in the Muzaffarnagar … More

INSIDE INDIA

COMMUNAL CLASHES EMERGE IN UP

The seething communal tension in Uttar Pradesh is again emerging in the form of small clashes. Post Lok Sabha elections, 13 incidents of communal clashes have left five persons dead and over 100 injured in the state. Though of low … More

MUSLIM WORLD

NON-MUSLIMS ATTEMPT RAMADHAN FAST IN TURKEY

While Muslims across the world welcome the arrival of Ramadhan fasting, for the many foreigners living in Turkey it is a time of adjusting to a new way of life. Some of them have tried fasting to deepen their understanding … More

MUSLIM WORLD

SENEGALESE PHONE APP HELPS DIABETICS IN RAMADHAN

Diabetics have been testing the new app mRamadhan that was made in Senegal, the first Francophone country to pilot a mobile phone platform. The app helps people with diabetes safely manage their health while fasting. For the first time diabetics … More

MUSLIM WORLD

CHINA BANS RAMADHAN FASTING IN EAST TURKESTAN

Authorities in China’s East Turkestan (Xinjiang) province have officially banned students and teachers from engaging in the Islamic Ramadhan fast, in yet another curb on religious freedoms against the region’s native Uighur Muslim population, reports said on 2 July. The … More

MUSLIM WORLD

BURQA BAN DEBATE SWEEPING EUROPE AFTER ECHR RULING

After the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled in favour of France’s prohibition of face veils on 1 July, a number of European countries are preparing the launch debates on introducing a similar ban. Norway, Denmark and Austria have … More

MUSLIM WORLD

ALGERIA FOOTBALL TEAM DONATE PRIZE MONEY TO GAZANS

The Algerian national team will donate their World Cup prize money to the people of Gaza, reports said on 3 July. The news comes shortly after Algeria were defeated by Germany 2-1 but they won over neutrals with their bravery … More

MUSLIM WORLD

‘EGYPT’S COUP REGIME PUNISHES JANUARY 2011 REVOLUTI...

In a live TV programme, Reda Fahmi, Chairman of the Committee on Defence and National Security of the Shura Council (Egypt’s second chamber of parliament) and leading member of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), on 3 July said the … More

MUSLIM WORLD

MUSHAWARAT LAUDS EGYPTIAN PEOPLE’S STRUGGLE FOR LEGAL...

All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat, the apex body of Indian Muslim organisations, lauded the continuing struggle of the Egyptian people for legality and democracy. Commenting on the fresh bout of arrests of anti-coup activists in Egypt the previous day, President … More

MUSLIM WORLD

UN CHIEF URGES SRI LANKA TO PROTECT MUSLIMS UNDER ATTAC...

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on the Sri Lankan government to “take necessary measures” to prevent any further attacks against minority Muslims in the country. Asked to respond to reports of violence there, U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric reportedly said: … More

MUSLIM WORLD

‘SRI LANKA DEFENCE SECRETARY GOTABAYA RAJAPAKSA BEHIN...

Strong links between Sri Lanka’s Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) that recently instigated anti-Muslim violence in Southern Sri Lanka have been exposed by Ravaya – a mainstream Sinhala weekly newspaper in … More

READERS' PULSE

UCC and Pluralism & Tolerance

The non-issue of Uniform Civil Code is one among few, known to be taking centre-stage every time both the government and mainstream media have nothing to discuss safely i.e. without hurting anybody that strikes back below the belt. It is … More

READERS' PULSE

Declaration of Khilafat Nonsense

Declaration of Khilafat by Iraqi rebels is nonsense. This is not the way to achieve Khilafat or any kind of Islamic state. In fact any modern democratic Muslim state, if it follows and legislates on the basis of the Qur’ān … More

READERS' PULSE

Why No action against US’s snooping?

It refers to the recent revelation of snooping of BJP, Muslim Brotherhood and others by US. Repeatedly revelation of US’s snooping exposed US’s malpractices and its black face before people. How much such criminal faces of US is yet to … More

READERS' PULSE

Sunnis, Shias, Ahle Hadith All Muslims

Sunnis and Shias have differences in minor issues of Aqida (not major ones like Tauhid, Risalat and Akhirat) and in some issues of Fiqh. Despite that OIC Fiqh Academy, dominated by Sunni Ulama and world renowned scholars, has decided that … More

READERS' PULSE

‘Interpersonal Skills in Islam’

I was very much impressed this issue of Radiance Viewsweekly (22-28 June 2014) after going through the cover story ‘Interpersonal Skills in Islam’ by Syed Kazim. The reason of my astonishment is that this article is based on the teachings … More

REPORT

ICIF Holds Talks with TK Rangarajan on Interest-Free Fi...

By OUR CORRESPONDENT H Abdur Raqeeb, Genral Secretary Indian Centre for Islamic Finance-ICIF, met Mr. TK Rangarajan MP along with Mr SN Sikkandar, Tamil Nadu President of Welfare Party of India, at CPM zonal headquarters at Chennai and discussed the … More

REPORT

MB Chief Badie Denounces 1100 Death Sentences and Absen...

As a court sentences Muslim Brotherhood Chairman Badie to death, in yet another trumped up case, the 71-year old leader condemns the injustice dealt generously in Egypt 24 June. During his trial on 23 June in the fabricated case known … More