• WE ARE ALL MOHSIN SHAIKH

    15 Jun 2014 |
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    ARSHAD SHAIKH analyses the brutal killing of a young Muslim IT professional in Pune allegedly by the goons owing allegiance to Hindu Rashtra Sena, and calls upon the peace- and justice-loving to come together to defeat the forces of hatred, … More

  • A Matter of Neutral Approach

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    By KHAN HASNAIN AAQIB I think I must tell you what made me write on this issue. Let me rewrite a news item that appeared in the Times of India (31 May) that reads as under: ‘Muslims don’t like dogs’ … More

  • The Silence of Prime Minister

    15 Jun 2014 |
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    By ISRARUL HAQUE The horrific murder of Mohsin Shaikh, an IT professional in Pune, by a group of youngsters owing allegiance to the Hindu Rashtra Sena, who have since been accused of exchanging congratulatory text messages about the murder of … More

Ensure Religious Freedom to All Citizens

In a landmark verdict, the High Court of Delhi on 4 June pronounced that a common civil code for all faiths and religions is not possible. Realising the wisdom in the light of several Apex Court judgements that the judiciary … More

DEBATE ON ISLAM

Light and Shadow!

By MUHAMMAD SIRAJUDDIN Just like silver lining in the darkness surrounding Muslims today, we occasionally come across the news like [in the Telugu daily, Sakshi, 31 May Tadepalligudem, A.P.] that of reverting to Islam of a leading south Indian film … More

ENVIRONMENT

Environment in Islamic Perspectives

Dr. Haseeb Ahmed On 5 June, every year, International Environment Day is observed throughout the world.  The time is appropriate to investigate the Islamic diktat on environment and ecology. Environmental crisis is probably the only one issue over which we … More

JIH RESOLUTIONS

Jamaat CAC Deliberates on Present Scenario

A 4-day session of Markazi Majlis-e-Shoora (Central Advisory Council – CAC) of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind concluded in New Delhi on 3 June with Amir Jamaat Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Omari in the chair. The issues confronting the country and the community were … More

SCIENCE

Guessing the Number

By HAJIRA KHAN & SAMEEN AHMED KHAN One is frequently curious to know what the other person may be thinking. There is of course no way of knowing what the other person is thinking. But one can tell with complete … More

WAR ON TERROR

Why No Zero Tolerance on Arrest of Innocents in Terror ...

MOHAMMAD NAUSHAD KHAN comments on the stereotype arrests of innocent youth in terror cases and calls upon the society as well as the government to have zero tolerance toward arrest of innocents. After every terror attack we hear there would … More

WEST ASIA

The Lost Voices of the Arab Revolutions

By RAMZY BAROUD The Arab uprisings were sparked and fuelled by the justified demands of impoverished, oppressed peoples. The world’s media almost entirely missed this narrative. Irrespective of how one feels about the direction taken by various Arab revolutions in … More

WEST ASIA

‘Vote or Else....’: A Travesty of Egyptian Democrac...

By MOHAMMAD PERVEZ BILGRAMI The Egyptian coup leader, or so to say, de-facto leader of the country, Field Marshal Abdel Fateh Al-Sisi, was sworn in as the country’s new President on 8 June, 2013 by Adly Mansour whom he had … More

INSIDE INDIA

SILENCE OF GOVT., CIVIL SOCIETY ON RIOTS, MUSLIM TECHIE...

The silence of Civil Society and the government over the spate of riots, murders and threats to Muslims which started with the BJP win in the general elections is ominous, said Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan, President All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat. … More

INSIDE INDIA

RS 2 LAKH SCHOLARSHIP IN PUNE TECHIE’S NAME

Lucknow based organisation Aaghaz Foundation has announced a Rs two lakh scholarship in memory of IT professional Mohsin Sadiq Shaikh who was recently murdered in Pune after derogatory pictures of Shivaji and Bal Thackeray uploaded on Facebook triggered communal tension … More

INSIDE INDIA

AIMPLB TO START CAMPAIGN AGAINST UNIFORM CIVIL CODE

Terming Uniform Civil Code unrealistic and impractical in India, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has decided to start a campaign against any move to impose the controversial law in the country. “We firmly believe that uniform civil … More

INSIDE INDIA

MUSLIMS LACK OPPORTUNITIES IN WEST BENGAL

One of the major points of debate in India’s recently concluded parliamentary elections was the “appeasement of minorities”. The focus of this debate unmistakeably focused solely on Muslims, no other communities. India is an overwhelmingly Hindu-majority country but in West … More

INSIDE INDIA

BADAUN SAVAGERY REFLECTS COLLECTIVE MORAL DECLINE OF SO...

Jamaat-e-Islami Hind on 3 June termed the barbaric gang-rape and murder of two cousins of a Dalit family in Badaun district of Uttar Pradesh as a sad reflection of collective moral decline of the society and demanded the government to … More

INSIDE INDIA

PUNJAB GOVT. CRACKDOWNS ON DRUG SMUGGLING

In a fresh anti-drug smuggling campaign by the government of Punjab, a special police drive arrested 3,353 persons within 15 days and registered 3,000 cases against them. The government has also dismissed 25 station house officers of police for suspected … More

INSIDE INDIA

COURT ORDERS ACTION AGAINST TOGADIA

A local court ordered the city police in Ahmedabad on 6 June to file an Action Taken Report (ATR) within two weeks in connection with Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Praveen Togadia’s alleged hate speech. In April, Mr Togadia had asked … More

INSIDE INDIA

ALLAMA SHIBLI REMEMBERED AS RATIONALIST ISLAMIC SCHOLAR...

At a meeting organised to celebrate the birth anniversary of great rationalist Islamic scholar Shibli Nomani (Born 3rd June, 1857), Dr. M.I.H. Farooqi , retired NBRI Scientist, said that Allama Shibli was the first Indian scholar of repute who fearlessly … More

INSIDE INDIA

MAULANA ABDUL QAYOOM IS NO MORE

Former Secretary and member of Markazi Majlis-e-Shoora Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, Maulana Muhammad Abdul Qayoom breathed his last in Aurangabad on 3 June. Maulana, who belonged to Jalna in Marathwada division of Maharashtra, served the Muslim Ummah and humanity under various capacities … More

MUSLIM WORLD

U.N. WELCOMES PALESTINIAN UNITY GOVERNMENT

The United Nations on 3 June welcomed the formation of a new Palestinian unity government that came about thanks to a reconciliation deal between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah and Hamas. “The secretary-general welcomes, on the basis of assurances provided … More

MUSLIM WORLD

MOSQUE REOPENS IN GREEK CYPRIOT ADMINISTRATION

A mosque in the Greek side of Cyprus opened its doors to Muslims on 3 June after having remained closed for the last 51 years. Following the inauguration ceremony, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’ religious affairs head Talip Atalay led … More

MUSLIM WORLD

BOKO HARAM ‘HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH ISLAM’: OIC CHIE...

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on 2 June condemned Nigeria’s Boko Haram as a terrorist group that do not represent Muslims or their faith. “The OIC has issued statements that are very clear that these people are outlaws,” Iyad … More

MUSLIM WORLD

KUWAIT DEPORTS EGYPT PREACHER FOR ‘RIGGED’ POLLS

An Egyptian preacher was deported from Kuwait on 1 June for claiming during a Friday sermon at one of emirate’s mosques that Egypt’s recent presidential vote was “rigged.” “The preacher left to Doha on Sunday and he is expected to … More

MUSLIM WORLD

TURKEY, TURKMENISTAN LOOKING TO REVIVE SILK ROAD

Turkey and the Central Asia’s Turkic countries should boost cooperation to revive the “Silk Road,” which was once the most influential trading route in the world, Turkmenistan’s President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said on 3 June. “Rebuilding the Silk Road which was … More

MUSLIM WORLD

BOSNIA FLOODS UNEARTH GRIM WARTIME MASS GRAVE

Floods in Bosnia last month have unearthed a secret mass grave containing corpses with hands tied behind their backs, apparently Muslim Bosniak victims of the country’s 1992-1995 war, an official said on 3 June. “We unearthed four complete bodies whose … More

MUSLIM WORLD

‘I SAW MALAYSIA JET CRASH’: BRITISH SAILOR

A British sailor has claimed to have witnessed the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 crash into the Indian Ocean. Katherine Tee was sailing near Indonesia when she said she saw “an elongated plane glowing bright orange, with a trail of … More

MUSLIM WORLD

PAK COURT ORDERS CASE AGAINST CIA DRONE ATTACKS

A Pakistani High Court on 5 June ordered Pakistani police to lodge a complaint against former CIA station chief Jonathan Banks, for the killing of civilians in U.S. drone strikes along the country’s northwestern border with Afghanistan. Justice Shaukat Aziz … More

MUSLIM WORLD

POLAND GIVES FREEDOM AWARD TO CRIMEAN TATAR LEADER

Poland has honoured Crimean Tatars’ legendary leader Mustafa Jemilev with a new democracy award dedicated to the promotion of freedom and democracy across the world. Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski gave the Lech Walesa Solidarity Prize to Jemilev on 3 June … More

READERS' PULSE

2014 Elections: Muslims’ Poor Result a Warning

In the general elections, the Muslims fared very badly – their worst performance ever! The reason attributed was the polarisation on communal lines among the majority community. As Muslims, we should remember that nothing in this world can happen without … More

READERS' PULSE

Development or Divisiveness

This refers to story, “Victory of Development or Divisiveness” (Radiance, 1-7 June). The question raised by the author is valid and must be looked upon in both ways. The initial 15 days of the new government appears to be amalgamation … More

READERS' PULSE

Egg Came Forward to Mock at Chicken

The concern shown by the US and the west at the rising rate of crimes against women in India, reminds one of a Telugu saying, “egg came forward to mock at chicken” (guddochhi pillani vekkarinchindi). All these times the west … More

READERS' PULSE

Let’s Make Fresh Start!

This refers to Editorial “Let’s Make a Fresh Start” (Radiance, 1-7 June). The editorial gives a good suggestion to the Muslim community and the BJP Government to make fresh start. Before election the strong opposition of Modi by the Muslim … More

REPORT

JIH Amir Inaugurates First Floor of Al-Shifa Hospital

By OUR STAFF REPORTER Al-Shifa Multi Speciality Hospital in the capital scaled new heights in terms of social welfare when its newly renovated first floor equipped with state of the art technology was inaugurated by Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Omari, Amir … More

REPORT

Indian Americans condemn Bigoted accusations against Fr...

The Indian American Muslim Council, an advocacy group dedicated to safeguarding India’s pluralist and tolerant ethos, has strongly condemned Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s recent accusations on Fr. Cedric Prakash. Speaking at a press briefing recently, Mr. Parrikar reportedly accused … More