• Uttar Pradesh on a Tinderbox

    12 Jul 2015 |
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    MOHAMMAD NAUSHAD KHAN analyses the communal flare-ups threatening peace at various places in Uttar Pradesh vis-à-vis the upcoming Assembly elections in 2017. Uttar Pradesh has turned a fertile ground for communal polity. Communal and caste politics has dominated the political … More

Muslim World in Turmoil What is the Solution?

Ramadan is not only the month of self-purification but also of collective assessment of the state of the Ummah. The Muslim world appears to be in a state of utter turmoil because of internal weaknesses and external onslaughts. The first … More

E-BOOK ON PROPHET'S LIFE

‘I Want Everyone to Know the Prophet’s Story’

Rajeev Sharma is a Marwari and Hindi writer from Rajasthan who has recently published his e-book on the life of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be to him) in Marwari. He has written several books but the choice … More

EIDGAH

Eidgah Preparations

By HAJIRA KHAN Eidgah is a place meant for offering the Eid Salaat (prayers). It is usually a ground with a small structure in the direction of Qibla (facing Makkah), and hence not much in use rest of the year. … More

FAMILY LIFE

How to Find Peace, Tranquillity in Marriage?-I

By SYED KAZIM Marriage is a lot more than having someone to call a husband or wife. The marital relationship is an incredible blessing and a divine sign, as Allah the Exalted says in the Qur’ān, “And of His signs … More

FARMERS SUICIDE

Jamaat Demands Action to Tackle Rising Trend of Farmers...

While expressing extreme concern over the rising trend of suicide among farmers in Karnataka, the president of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, Karnataka, Muhammad Atharullah Shariff on 1 July demanded the state government to take every possible action to contain the painful phenomenon … More

MALEGAON BLAST

Interference in Course of Justice Not in Interest of Na...

By ADV.MASOOD PESHIMAM Blaming Muslims for the Malegaon blast in Maharashtra was difficult to digest as there is no internal sectarian strife among the Muslims in India to warrant such a murky phenomenon. The arrest of some Muslims for the … More

CURRENT AFFAIRS

Sar-e-Faran Pe Kiya, Deen Ko Kamil Tu Ne

  Kabhi Hum Se, Kabhi Ghairon Se Shanasaai Hai Baat Kehne Ki Nahin, Tu Bhi To Harjaai Hai       Sar-e-Faran Pe Kiya Deen Ko Kamil Tu Ne Ek Ishare Mein Hazaron Ke Liye Dil Tu Ne     … More

WEST ASIA

BASKIN’S GENEROUS OFFER Making Peace with Israeli Occ...

By RAMZY BAROUD It would be fair to assume that Gershon Baskin’s recent article in the Jerusalem Post – Encountering Peace: Obviously no peace now, so what then? (June 24) – is not a mere intellectual exercise aimed at finding … More

ZAKAT

Zakat in the Light of the Holy Qur’ān

By SAMEEN AHMED KHAN Zakat means purity and cleanliness. A portion set apart from the wealth for the needy and the poor is called Zakat. By giving the Zakat, both the wealth and the self of the person get purified. … More

FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT

I Dealt with God Directly!

By HAYAT ANNE COLLINS OSMAN I was raised in a religious Christian family. At that time, Americans were more religious than they are now – most families went to church every Sunday, for example. My parents were involved in the … More

INSIDE INDIA

OFFER JOBS TO TERROR ACQUITS, HOLD ERRING POLICEMEN RES...

The plight of youths who were implicated in false terror cases and acquitted after years of incarceration was highlighted in the Delhi Assembly on 26 June. A call to provide government jobs for these youths, whose lives and careers were … More

INSIDE INDIA

AI SLAMS INDIA ON AFSPA, WANTS PROBE ON DISAPPEARANCES

In a report that called for an end to the use of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in Jammu and Kashmir, human rights group Amnesty International has released a detailed report on the basis of 58 case studies … More

INSIDE INDIA

INTELLIGENCE AGENCY ALARMS COMMUNAL RIOT IN UP

Reviewing the atmosphere and situation of UP, Uttar Pradesh, IB, Intelligent Bureau has submitted a report to central government that if the situation of the state has not been controlled over then once again communal riot may happen at a … More

INSIDE INDIA

WIKI ENTRIES ON NEHRU FAMILY EDITED FROM NIC IP?

A software that tracks anonymous Wikipedia edits has found that mischievous changes were made to the entries on the country’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and his forefathers on June 26. The revisions, which originated from a government of India … More

INSIDE INDIA

DOCUMENTARY FILM ON ASSAM’S ISLAMIC HERITAGE

Key aspects of Islamic heritage in Assam, such as formation of the Muslim community, invasions and post-invasion settlements and migrations during the time of Ahom kings have been showcased in a new documentary. Directed by Abdul Majid, the film is … More

INSIDE INDIA

KERALA COLLEGE BANS INDECENT CLOTHES

An Indian Muslim college has introduced fresh guidelines for the new academic year that bans tight jeans, short tops and leggings, in a decision that was hailed by the parents of the students for encouraging decency. “Every year we ask … More

INSIDE INDIA

AMU TO SET UP INTER COLLEGES ACROSS UP

The Aligarh Muslim University has decided to set up English medium Intermediate Colleges in every district of Uttar Pradesh as a tribute to Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, founder of the University, on his bicentennial birth anniversary falling in 2017. Sir … More

INSIDE INDIA

WOMEN SEEK PROHIBITION IN KANDHAMAL DISTRICT

Women in the tribal dominated Kandhamal district have sought the help of the administration to ensure total prohibition in their areas. A delegation of about 100 persons, mostly women, on 2 July met Kandhamal district collector Yamini Sarangi and SP … More

INSIDE INDIA

GYNAECOLOGISTS UNITE AGAINST FEMALE FOETICIDE

Gynaecologists are uniting against female foeticide. Around 500 gynaecologists took an oath against female foeticide at the International Conference on Evidence and Excellence in Obstetrics and Gynaecology held by Obstetric and Gynaecological Society of India (Thissur chapter) on 3 July. … More

INSIDE INDIA

AMU SCHOLAR AWARDED ‘YOUNG SCIENTIST RESEARCH FELLOWS...

Aligarh Muslim University Scholar, Dr Nuzhat Parveen has received ‘Young Scientist Research Fellowship’ with a research grant of Rs 32, 79,000 awarded by Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. She will work … More

MUSLIM WORLD

ISLAM WILL ALWAYS REMAIN IN GERMANY: MERKEL

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel, in a speech at a Ramadan Iftar hosted by Federal Integration member, Aydan Ozoguz, has said that there is no doubt that Islam belongs in Germany and will remain so. Taking part in an official … More

MUSLIM WORLD

THOUSANDS PROTEST CHINA’S FASTING BAN

Protests broke out overnight all over Turkey with thousands of people taking to the streets to demand that China stop its alleged discrimination against Muslims. Demonstrators gathered in Istanbul, Izmir, Trabzon, Samsun, Bursa, and 20 other locations on 1 July … More

MUSLIM WORLD

UN GAZA REPORT ‘RELEVANT FOR ICC WAR CRIMES INVESTIGA...

The UN report into the 2014 Gaza conflict that killed thousands of Palestinians can be a useful starting point for the International Criminal Court to investigate possible war crimes, the report’s co-author has said. “I do not think it is … More

MUSLIM WORLD

ISRAEL INTERCEPTS THIRD GAZA FREEDOM FLOTILLA

Israeli forces 29 June blocked the Third Gaza Freedom Flotilla and forced the ships participating in it to land in the Israeli port of Ashdod. The official Twitter account of the flotilla (@GazaFFlotilla) reportedly said that the Israeli Defence Forces … More

MUSLIM WORLD

INDIA ABSTAINS FROM VOTING AGAINST ISRAEL AT UN

India on 23 July abstained from a UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) vote for adoption of a UN Inquiry Commission report on Israel’s ‘Operation Protective Edge’ in Gaza last year, which also calls upon both Israel and Palestine to prosecute … More

MUSLIM WORLD

UNHRC ADOPTS RESOLUTION ON MYANMAR’S ROHINGYA MUSLIMS

The UN rights body on 3 July adopted without a vote a resolution on addressing the human rights situation of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar, nearly a month after a regional crisis erupted with hundreds of migrants from … More

MUSLIM WORLD

KENYA SCHOOL FORCING MUSLIM GIRLS TO ATTEND CHURCH

Muslim leaders in Kenya have voiced outrage over reports that Muslim students at a girls’ high school in Mombasa County were being forced to attend Christian church services or face expulsion, a report said on 30 June. Muslim students at … More

MUSLIM WORLD

ERC CONDEMNS ASSASSINATION OF PUBLIC PROSECUTOR

The Egyptian Revolutionary Council condemns in the strongest terms the bomb attack targeting the Public Prosecutor, Hisham Barakat which resulted in his death, a reports said on 30 June. The ERC believes that the repressive policies pursued by the Sisi … More

MUSLIM WORLD

UN CALLS SREBRENICA MASSACRE ‘GENOCIDE’, ‘GREAT P...

In General Assembly debate on 1 July over a resolution commemorating the 20th anniversary of the killing of more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys, who were then dumped into an open pit in Europe’s worst mass killing since … More

MUSLIM WORLD

TUNISIA DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY AFTER ATTACK

Tunisia President Beji Caid Essebsi declared a state of emergency on 4 July following a gun attack on a Sousse beach hotel, where 38 foreign tourists, mostly Britons, were killed. A state of emergency temporarily gives the government more flexibility … More

MUSLIM WORLD

ISLAMOPHOBIC ATTACKS ‘INCREASE BY 23.5% IN FRANCE’

Islamophobic acts in France have increased by 23.5 per cent in the first six months of 2015 compared with the same period last year, a French nongovernmental organisation has said in a new report. The figure was released on 2 … More

MUSLIM WORLD

DOZENS FEARED DEAD IN NIGERIA’S ‘MOSQUE MASSACRE’

Dozens of civilians, some fear as high as 100, were killed in a massacre carried out by gunmen allegedly affiliated with Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria on 1 July. According to preliminary reports, gunmen went on a rampage in Borno … More

READERS' PULSE

First Announce Tangible Steps to Make Our Girls Safer

As long as every single daughter in India feels unprotected, unsafe, unrepresented, it is simply naive to join Prime Minister’s latest initiative to post a selfie with daughters. Instead of the high drama cleverly marketed in the media, it’s time … More

READERS' PULSE

The Yoga Drive

The editorial “The Yoga Drive…” (Radiance, 21-27 June) is well-written. Yoga is claimed to bring about unity of body, mind and soul but, ironically at the moment, it threatens to turn into a potent symbol of communal disunity. The Sangh … More

READERS' PULSE

Vyapam Scam and Bell of Mysterious Death

Scams do not surprise Indians. Because in India, corruption and scams have become order of the day and no party is in a position to take high moral ground on it. After every expose, a committee is formed to submit … More

READERS' PULSE

After Atali, It’s Tikri Now

It was very painful to note that even before memories of Atali riots in Ballabgarh were yet to subside, another communal violence broke out at Tikri Brahman village of Palwal district of Haryana. Many would believe that failure of any … More

REPORT

HWF Celebrates World Orphan Day on 15 Ramadan

By OUR CORRESPONDENT In a world of more than 200 million orphans, the Human Welfare Foundation, New Delhi Orphan Care Department celebrated the 15th day of Ramadan (3 July) as the World Orphan Day to declare their solidarity with the … More

REPORT

Knowledge of Islamic Finance is necessary for Every Mus...

By OUR CORRESPONDENT Renowned Shari’ah scholar and Islamic Finance expert, Prof. Irfan Shahid gave a lecture on “Importance of Islamic Finance in Career Development” in Chennai. While addressing the audience, he said that acquiring knowledge of Islamic Finance (Ilmul Muamilat) … More

REPORT

Quest Jr, a Digital Interactive Magazine for Kids Launc...

By AFTAB H. KOLA A good range of Islamic magazines, print as well online, are made available across the world. But this magazine promises to be different. The recently launched Quest Jr, a digital interactive magazine for children in the … More