• Status of Islamic Family Law in India

    15 Sep 2019 |

    By Arshad Shaikh The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act 2019 was passed on 26 July 2019. It made instant triple talaq illegal, with a punishment of three years for the Muslim husband. The jubilation that followed the … More

India: Troubled Times Is There A Way Out?

India is facing a very bad situation with economic slowdown moving towards a disaster for the common man, and human rights violations in the Kashmir valley plus the hanging sword of instability in Assam with the denial of citizenship rights … More


Death of a Political Saint

By Professor Mazhar Qaiyum Arun Kumar Roy, fondly remembered as AK Roy, passed away in Dhanbad at 90 after a brief illness on 27th July 2019. He was one of the highly respected stalwarts and pillars of the content driven … More


Children are Blessings of God

By Sikandar Azam Every couple longs for a child. And when a child is born, it brings joy and pleasure to a family. Why not? After all, it is spontaneous. What is, or at least ought to be, equally spontaneous … More


To Be Familiar with Islamic Familial System

By Dr. WAQUAR ANWAR Several misunderstandings about the status of women, system of marriage, adoption of children, inheritance, divorce and the resulting issues of compensations, and onus of upbringing children post-separation of parents can be traced to the failure of … More


The Islamic Law of Inheritance Merits and Features

By Dr. Parvez Mandviwala Students of the Qur’an would note one very striking difference in the space allotted to ‘religious’ injunctions and ‘social’ injunctions. While details of major and obligatory acts of worship like prayers, fasting, hajj and zakat have … More


The Hoopla behind Decades Long Infiltration Issue Buste...

By Mohammad Naushad Khan The NRC process and the final list have got mixed reaction in Assam. Some have welcomed, while others have criticised it. Many are crying foul play while large numbers of people are happy that at least … More


Will Banning Polygyny Help Muslim Women?

By Fasiha Shaikh In the past few years, India has seen a dangerous rise in anti-Muslim rhetoric and xenophobia. This attempt at alienating and “ghettoizing” Muslims has been going on for decades but has reached a new level of intensity … More


Triple Talaq Bill Meant to Subjugate Muslims

By FARHEENA HUSSAINI SAYED When hundreds of basic issues are awaiting justice, the government is busy giving justice to Muslim women – their first special agenda after winning elections. Finally the Triple Talaq Bill was passed, bringing a smile on … More


Is Uniform Civil Code a Threat to Muslims Only?

By Shameem Khan After the Triple Talaq Act, there is widespread speculation that the BJP Government is all set to implement the much-debated Uniform Civil Code in the country. The question is: will it only impact the Muslim Personal Law … More


If Adultery isn’t a Crime, How Pronouncing of Triple ...

JUSTICE IQBAL ANSARI, presently Chairperson, Punjab State Human Rights Commission, was Chief Justice of Patna High Court. He joined Grade-I of Assam Judicial Service in April 1991 and, having worked as District & Sessions Judge at Karimganj, Dibrugarh and Nagaon, … More


INSIDE INDIA 15-sep-2019

Maharashtra’s Chandrapur witnesses unique inter-faith event ‘Masjid sab ke liye’, a unique event of visit to a mosque by non-Muslims following a hurtful WhatsApp post happened amidst an atmosphere of brotherhood and camaraderie, at Chandrapur, on September 5. The venue … More


MUSLIM WORLD 15-sep-2019

CAIR, ALASKA DEPT. OF CORRECTIONS AGREE ON NEEDS FOR MUSLIM INMATES The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Alaska Department of Corrections on September 6 announced that they have reached an agreement to resolve a federal case regarding Alaska’s … More


READERS' PULSE 15-sep-2019

The Simmering Cauldron Called NRC This is in reference to the article published in Radiance on 1 September under the heading “The Simmering Cauldron Called NRC.” Those excluded from NRC still have a chance to get themselves included after making … More


JIH to Provide Legal Aid for Those Left out in NRC Irre...

By our staff reporter At a press meet called after the publication of NRC final list, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) has announced that it would provide free legal aid for all those who have been left out of the final list … More