Issues

  • Growth of Muslim population - no case for rejoicing

    By Dr. M.I.H. Farooqi mihfarooqi@gmail.com   According to a recent report from US-based Pew Research Center, there are 1 billion 570 million Muslims living in the world today, and thus every fourth person on this earth is a Muslim. I...

  • Liberhan Report- Half Truthful & Half Untold

    Historians will indeed take a poor view of the national leadership in the critical days of 1992: a Prime Minister who was either naïve or incompetent and least interested in performing his Constitutional and legal duties: an opposition lea...

  • Mushrif's outspokenness is thought-provoking indeed

    The Ex-Maharashtra IG, S.M. Mushrif has done a great service to our country. The Brahminists, who are just like the Zionists, are crushing their religion in the name of religion for selfish worldly gains. They are ruthlessly resorting to lies a...

  • Qurbani stories from Mumbai

    In the city of Mumbai, where Muslims number about 3 million, in a total Metropolitan population of 13.6 million, the difficulties that Muslims face in carrying on their religious duties, is something the world is yet to know about. Though there...

  • Follow Islamic Measures To Combat Rapes

    In the wake of the brutal gang-rape of a 23-year-old girl in Delhi, platitudes are being mouthed by politicians and people. But the only way to deal with the potentially pervert rapists is to promulgate the Sharia, which is followed in Saudia A...

  • India calls for Sharia Punishments to rapists

    The recent gang-rape and murderous assault on a young girl in New Delhi is rocking the nation, as it has never before. Practically an entire nation, women’s organisations, politicians, parliamentarians, print and electronic media and gene...

  • Iraq 55000, Afghan 17000, Palestine 3000 children killed, but Obama cried only when his home attacked

    “Our hearts are broken today,” Obama said on December 15. A tearful President Barack Obama expressed “overwhelming grief” for the victims of a shooting rampage at a Connecticut elementary school. Mr. Obama, did you e...

  • Rampant Rapes In Delhi

    The news that a 23-year-old physiotherapy student was raped by at least five drunken men in a private bus which was audaciously driven around South Delhi localities on Sunday night (December 16) must have shocked people and jolted the collectiv...

  • Khaqsaars in Ayodhya!

    The site of two whistle-blowing individuals, with polished shoes, well crafted belts in their waists with a look alike police uniform, controlling traffic, in Ayodhya, would necessarily arrest one’s attention. “I am the salar-e-...

  • Time to forget & forgive

    The mosque built by Mir Baqui around five centuries ago has been deliberately dragged into the controversy once again following the Liberhan Report leak. At the time of Independence it was a mosque and no political party had claimed anything to...

  • No real option short of Mishra Commendations

    The Minister of Minority Affairs has been hinting at the creation of a Sub-quota for the Muslim OBCs out of the 27 % Mandal Quota for OBC’s. Mandal had not laid down separate Sub-quota for OBCs of different religious communities or for ma...

  • Say “thank you, AMU”

    Recently someone wrote a good piece entitled, “Have some respect for your University...” He was referring to the month-long turmoil at AMU, the students’ strike that was started at the AMU campus and then shifted to New Delhi,...

  • Of parasites thriving on Zakat

    Zakat is one of the fundamental pillars of Islam. It is neither tax money nor charity or a burden. It is an obligation which Muslims owe to the poor and a right of the poor in the wealth of the rich, but Muslims are too neglectful of this pilla...

  • Is Indian Muslim media serving its purpose?

    After 1947, whatever remained of the Muslim community media (newspapers, magazines) in India was mostly in Urdu language. Gradually, this Urdu media which only some Indians could read, also limited reporting of events from the entire country to...

  • Fighting Injustice & Communal Targeting

    By Subhashini Ali (ex MP) Since the last two decades, whenever an incident of a bomb explosion takes place anywhere in the country, large numbers of young Muslim men are arrested often from places very far from where the incident has occurr...

  • How to revive the spirit of Jamia Millia?

    The Jamia Millia Islamia was conceived in 1920 as the confluence of Islam and Indian Nationalism, as a laboratory for synthesis of tradition and modernism and as a forum for Hindu-Muslim dialogue and understanding, as a workshop for forging a n...

  • A Hope for the Year 2010

    By Mirza A. Beg mab64@yahoo.com   The year 2010 completes the first decade of the 21st Century. For the last nine years we have been in the new century, but the hope for New Millennium eludes us. The mind set of hubris still plag...

  • Equality for one and all

    The Indian constitution is committed to the equality of all citizens of India and it prohibits discrimination on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth. It is the responsibility of the State to preserve, protect and assure the ...

  • Imam Husain Pride of Humanity

    By Pundit Ram Nath Sharma ‘Raman’ Amrohvi We Indians live here at a distance of thousands of miles from the country of Imam Husain but even then it goes without saying how much love and respect people of India have for him. I am...

  • Judiciary should not cross the Green Line

    An Indian court decision has seriously challenged the constitutional right of freedom of religion of a Muslim woman, under the threat that if she is not willing to lift her veil for a voter’s card and subsequently an identification check ...