• WAR IN YEMEN The Duplicity of Western Approach

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    DR. JAVED JAMIL brings into light the duplicity of Western approach in the intervention they make in the Middle East and urges the Muslim World to present its united front to the world to ensure peace in the region. Yemen … More

Jamaat-e-Islami Hind Elections Perfectly Islamic, Extraordinarily Democratic

If you want to see friendship and comradery, mutual respect and cooperation, transparency and democracy at full work in some election of a party leader, you should watch the recently held election of the Amir of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind in New … More

BOOK REVIEW

Insights into Indian Islamic Reforms

ISLAMIC REFORM AND REVIVAL IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY INDIA: THE TARIQAH-I-MUHAMMADIYAH By Harlan O. PearsonYoda Press, New Delhi – 110 001First Publication Year 2008266ppIndian Rupees295, Soft.   Reviewed by ASIF ANWAR ALIG What distinguishes Islamic traditions in the Indian subcontinent and Islam’s birthplace … More

BIG BANG

“Big Bang” Particle Collider Restarts after Refit

Scientists at Europe’s physics research centre CERN on 5 April restarted their “Big Bang” Large Hadron Collider (LHC), embarking on a bid to probe into the “dark universe” they believe lies beyond the visible one. CERN reported that particle beams … More

BUSINESS

Micro, Small and Medium Scale Entrepreneur Summit - 201...

By OUR CORRESPONDENT Al-Aqsa Education and Welfare Trust and Young Entrepreneur Forum Mumbra in association with National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) organised the 3rd annual seminar on Micro, Small and Medium Scale Industries Summit in Mumbra and arranged a “Made … More

COUNTER-NARRATIVE

MIND YOUR LANGUAGE

By ARSHAD SHAIKH BJP MP from the Nawada constituency and Union Minister of State for Micro Small and Medium Industries – Giriraj Singh caused an uproar by rhetorically asking reporters, “If Rajiv Gandhi had married a Nigerian lady and not … More

DEBATE ON ISLAM

Body and Soul!

By MUHAMMAD SIRAJUDDIN O mankind! Fear your Lord, who created you from a single soul. He created its mate from it and from the two of them spread countless men and women [throughout the earth]. Fear Allah, in whose name … More

POET OF THE EAST

The Call of the Marching Bell

Through this column “POET OF THE EAST” we wish to acquaint our young generation with the greatest poet of our era Allama Muhammad Iqbal. We will be presenting some of his works in Romanised Urdu along with its English translation. … More

WEST ASIA

Urgent ‘Musts’ Needed for Palestinians to Defeat Ap...

By RAMZY BAROUD Waiting on Israeli society to change from within is a colossal waste of time, during which the suffering of an entire nation – torn between an occupied home and a harsh diaspora – will not cease. But … More

XEROGRAPHY

XEROGRAPHY the Process of Photocopying

By SAMEEN AHMED KHAN The process of xerography is widely used for making photocopies. The basic idea behind the process was developed by Chester Carlson of USA. Carlson developed the technique in 1938 and was granted a patent for his … More

FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT

I have Found the Inner Peace I was Looking for

By MELISSA PEREZ I was born in a very traditional Catholic family. All of my family, from my great grandparents to the youngest grandchildren, are all Catholic and most of my friends and neighbours were also Catholic. We would observe … More

INSIDE INDIA

NATION COULD BE DIVIDED AGAIN DUE TO RSS: JAMIAT ULAMA

Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind (JUH), one of the largest Muslim organisations in the Indian subcontinent, has said that the country was once again ‘on the verge of partition’ because of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) leaders, … More

INSIDE INDIA

NDA IS HONOURING THOSE INVOLVED IN BABRI MASJID DEMOLIT...

Criticising NDA government’s move to erect a memorial for late Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao, SP leader Azam Khan said that the Centre carries an ‘inclination’ to accord honour to those “involved in Babri Masjid demolition”. The Union government’s … More

INSIDE INDIA

GUJARAT BILL AN UNDECLARED EMERGENCY: ACTIVISTS

Activists and members of civil society have flagged the draconian provisions of the Gujarat Control of Terrorism and Organised Crime Bill 2015 which was passed by the State Assembly on 31 March. “This is an undeclared Emergency intended to muzzle … More

INSIDE INDIA

GROUPS FORM FRONT TO PROTEST AGAINST GUJARAT ANTI-TERRO...

Calling the Gujarat Control of Terrorism and Organised Crime Bill, 2015 as a “draconian law”, various human rights groups have formed a joint front named ‘Gujarat Jan Andolan’ to protest against Gujarat’s controversial anti-terrorist bill. “This government has introduced this … More

INSIDE INDIA

KUNDAN KUMAR, MAIN ACCUSED IN PATNA BLAST CASE, ARRESTE...

The main accused in the 30 March bomb blast in Patna was arrested in Nalanda district on 3 April. Two other accused are still at large. Police officers were reported as saying that Kundan Kumar was arrested at Ekangarsarai. “It … More

INSIDE INDIA

8 EX-COPS GET LIFE SENTENCE IN 1992 JALANDHAR FAKE ENCO...

Pronouncing its verdict in two 1992 fake encounter cases, the special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on 31 March awarded life sentence to eight retired policemen, including a former superintendent of police (SP). Personnel of the Nakodar police in … More

INSIDE INDIA

PIL CHALLENGES PROVISION UNDER NEW BEEF BAN LAW

A PIL has been filed by a senior advocate challenging a provision in the Maharashtra Animal Preservation (Amendment) Act banning consumption and possession of flesh of cows, bulls or bullocks slaughtered outside the state. The PIL, filed by senior lawyer … More

INSIDE INDIA

LEGAL FRATERNITY BACKS JUSTICE’S JOSEPH CALL FOR RELI...

A number of senior Supreme Court lawyers have come in support of Justice Kurian Joseph who protested against holding of a conference of top judges on Good Friday, saying it was “insensitive”, and wrong to make it a case of … More

MUSLIM WORLD

ISLAH PARTY ANNOUNCES DECISIVE STORM SUPPORT

Islah Party, the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in Yemen, in a statement on 2 April announced support for ongoing operation Decisive Storm led by Saudi Arabia and coalition countries to restore security and stability in Yemen, placing on … More

MUSLIM WORLD

RUSSIA URGES ‘HUMANITARIAN PAUSE’ IN YEMEN

Russia on 4 April called on the U.N. Security Council to push for a pause in Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen to allow humanitarian access, according to Russian media sources. The 15-member Council held an emergency session on Yemen amid … More

MUSLIM WORLD

TURKEY WELCOMES IRAN AGREEMENT

Turkey has welcomed an initial agreement between Iran and world powers on curbing Tehran’s nuclear programme but said on 3 April it hoped Tehran would go further by the deadline for a final deal at the end of June. Iran … More

MUSLIM WORLD

MUSLIMS PROJECTED TO OUTNUMBER CHRISTIANS AFTER 2070

Islam will be the world’s largest religion after 2070 if current demographic trends continue, projections released on 2 April by a leading research group show. Between 2010 and 2050, Muslims are projected to increase by 73 per cent while the … More

MUSLIM WORLD

PALESTINIANS MARK ‘LAND DAY’

Palestinians on 30 March marked “Land Day,” which commemorates Palestinian persistence in defending their land and existence. Land Day, celebrated on 30 March each year, dates back to 1976, when six Palestinians were killed by Israeli gunfire during demonstrations that … More

MUSLIM WORLD

EX-ISRAELI PM OLMERT CONVICTED OF GRAFT

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on 30 March was convicted of fraud following accusations that he had received envelopes of money from American Jewish businessman Morris Talansky. The decision reversed an earlier ruling acquitting the former premier in the … More

MUSLIM WORLD

RIGHTS REPORT DOCUMENTS EGYPT STUDENTS FORCED DISAPPEAR...

With the passage of every day, the number of students subjected to enforced disappearances continues to increase, while total silence on the part of Egypt’s current regime as well as local and international human rights organisations has helped these violations … More

MUSLIM WORLD

RED JUMA MOSQUE OPENS AFTER 90 YEARS

The Red Juma Mosque, located in the Tomsk region of Russia has opened for worship once again after 90 years, a report said on 2 April. The mosque has been returned to the delight of the Muslim population in an … More

MUSLIM WORLD

EU TO SUPPORT RE-OPENING OF TATAR TV

The world’s only Crimean Tatar TV channel is now off-air after Russia’s broadcast regulator refused to renew the channel’s licence. The European Union considers the shutdown of the Crimean Tatar media a flagrant violation of the right to freedom of … More

MUSLIM WORLD

BUHARI WINS NIGERIAN PRESIDENCY

Muhammadu Buhari has been officially declared the winner of Nigeria’s hotly-contested presidential elections, edging out incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan by more than 2.5 million votes. “MuhammaduBuhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC), having satisfied the requirements of the law and … More

READERS' PULSE

The Murder of Justice

The Hashimpura massacre case (Radiance editorial, 29 March-4 April) represents the murder of justice itself. What happened in the terrible night of May 22, 1987 in Hashimpura – the horrendous and cold-blooded massacre of marginalised Muslim men by the very … More

READERS' PULSE

An Insightful Masterpiece

This is apropos to your Cover Story “A Building with a Difference” (Radiance Viewsweekly, 29 March-4 April 2015). Your assessment reflects the same of millions of Muslims around the world about our Mosques. The article is something every non-Muslim should … More

READERS' PULSE

It is Unfortunate, Indeed

This is apropos to your Cover Story “AAP’s Internal Bickering…” (Radiance Viewsweekly, 15-21 March 2015). It is unfortunate that a party that had been considered by the masses irrespective of religion or caste a ray of hope and renaissance in … More

READERS' PULSE

Radiance is More Attractive Now

It was a pleasant experience to go through the latest issue of Radiance (5-11 April, 2015). The cover page is now more attractive and reflective. Good to see that Radiance is improving in quality, design, layout and contents. But the … More

READERS' PULSE

Welcome to Cartoon and Tweets

The inclusion of cartoon and tweets is most welcome. Both are hall-marks of modern journalism. It is also means of conveying comprehensive message in little space. Cartoon is a good art of sarcasm and satire as well as humour. But … More

REPORT

We must Stand against ‘State Terrorism’ Targeting M...

By OUR STAFF REPORTER Taking notice of illegal arrests of Muslim youth, Ajit Sahi, a renowned investigative journalist and political analyst criticised the security agencies and mainstream media and urged people to stand against this state terrorism. He was addressing … More

REPORT

Syed Jalaluddin Omari Re-elected JIH Amir

Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Omari, an Islamic scholar of global repute, has been re-elected Amir of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind for the third consecutive term, 2015-2019. The Jamaat’s 144-member apex body Markazi Majlis-e Numaindagan (House of Representatives) made an announcement to this effect … More

REPORT

Mushawarat Concerned at the Deteriorating Communal Situ...

The All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat, the apex body of Indian Muslim organisations, condemned the violence unleashed against Muslims, Christians, Dalits and Adivasis across the country. It is said the attacks on mosques, churches, graveyards and dargahs across the country … More

REPORT

A Visit to Brahama Kumaris

By AKM SIRAJUL ARIFIN The students of Islami Academy, New Delhi left the Academy campus for the Om Shanti Retreat Centre, Gurgaon, a branch of ‘Brahma Kumaris’ school of neo-spiritual movement on 19 March 2015. The movement was started by … More