Issues

  • Kashmir Crisis: The Way Forward

    Gazi Hassan The modern history of Kashmir conflict traces back to the Partition of India and the subsequent creation of two new dominions viz., secular India and Muslim Pakistan. During this period the autocratic Dogra ruler Hari Singh was...

  • How present Kashmir agitation is different from its past

    Sajid Yousuf Shah   In 2008 the agitation was because of government decision to allot land to Shri Amaranth Shrine Board at Baltal Sonmarg (Amarnath land transfer controversy). Six people were killed and 100 injured when police fir...

  • Muzaffarnagar: an event that changed my life

     Sadiq Zafar An event in life can change the way you think and mould your personality. Your conscience should question your existence, introspection should be done every night for the work you do throughout the day and think over what...

  • Women have right to divorce: Shia Personal Law Board

    Amidst the ongoing debate regarding “Triple Talaq”, All India Shia Personal Law board (AISPLB) has proposed a “modern” nikahnama” (marriage agreement), which scraps instantaneous triple talaq (giving divorce by jus...

  • Logic makes it hard to accept triple talaq

    The debate goes on. Muslim Personal Law Board has again taken a decision not to make any change in its stand. While I am not in favour of forcing a stand on any one against their wishes and I am totally against any intervention by courts or gov...

  • Mumbai order on Surya Namaskar — Interfaith discrimination and curtailment of fundamental rights

    High Court's refusal to stay Bombay Municipal Corporation's order making Surya Namaskar compulsory explicitly violates unambiguous constitutional injunctions. In Islam prayer times are such that no one confuses a Muslim is worshiping the Sun.

  • Shahjahan’s perpetual contribution to Indian economy

    With so many visitors to this monument built by a 'Babar ki Aulad' I wonder as to how much revenue was earned on a daily basis and now with a massive security staff how much employment is generated directly and indirectly.

  • After seventieth Independence Day, fair is still lovely

    Dr Mohd Faiez I have seen this fairness cream in my home since childhood. Like me, millions of Indians must have noticed Fair & Lovely, a fairness cream, in their homes. This ‘fairness cream is being used for the last 40 years in...

  • Poverty and Muslim entrepreneurship

    Abdulla Umer Khan   In India, guess who is the poorest, least educated most unemployed and in population ratio, most imprisoned? It’s Muslim millat. It’s sickening to know we are continuously falling into pits of self-dest...

  • Savage side of selfies

    Maryam Hedayat   Those were the days we had to depend upon others for clicking a single photo, and that too was taken on some special occasions. As technology advanced, photography got easier. Now we have a number of ways and mean...

  • Peace is need of the hour

    We strongly condemn the brutal killing of Rev. Jacques Hamel, an old priest, in France on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. It is contrary to Islamic teachings and great harm to humanity. The Almighty Creator of the universe loves His creation. Says the ...

  • Diversity of religions and harmony

    Dr M. D. Thomas Religion, in its qualitative sense, is the core element of life. But, a large majority of people aren’t capable of arriving at the quality level of religion. They are almost condemned to remain at the elementary rungs...

  • Aurangzeb in the eyes of the Sangh Parivar

    S.M. Pasha valimuhammad777@gmail.com There is not a single member of the Sangh Parivar who is not made by his leaders to declare that the last great Mughal Emperor Auranzeb Aalamgeer was a bigot hostile towards his Hindu subjects. They...

  • Current spurt in “terror attacks” may continue till Trump wins

    It clearly seems that the lobbies at the international level are working to make sure that the opinion in the US becomes so much gripped with the fear of “radical Islam” that Trump’s arguments of hate and the need to channalis...

  • Understanding the Muslim veil

    Nada Zaim Faruqi   A couple of days ago, I ran into a discussion on hijab (the Muslim veil) on Facebook, with a non-Muslim who had certain understandable queries on the subject. The topic of veil has extensively been discussed, albeit...

  • What Akbar Allahabadi said about the mentality of Indian Muslims in his time remains true even today

    S.M. Pasha   Khuda hafiz musalmanon ka aye Akbar, Mujhe toh unkee khush-halee say hay yaas. Yeh aashiq shaahide maqsood ke hain Na jayangay wa lekin sayee ke paas. Sunaoun thujhko ek farzee lateefa Kiya hai jis ko maine zebe ...

  • In Kashmir, it is confusion, worse confounded

    The people of Kashmir are at a fix when it comes to the vexed Kashmir issue. On certain occasions people seem to be deeply conscious about the struggle for self determination, while on other occasions they deviate completely as if they never st...

  • The Dynamic Concept of Zakah

    The Qur’an says: Practise regular charity. (2: 43) They ask you how much they are to spend; Say: "What is beyond your needs."(2: 219) What God has bestowed on His Messenger (and taken away) from the people of...

  • The Sangh Parivar’s dangerously selective concerns

     Subhashini Ali, ex-MP   Besides accentuating polarisation and provoking communal conflict, the BJP is turning attention away from the real migrations, cattle deaths and trafficking taking place because of its callous policie...

  • Aurangzeb in the eyes of the Sangh Parivar

    By S.M. Pasha, Chennai There is not a single member of the Sangh Parivar who does not declare that the last great Mughal emperor Auranzeb Aalamgeer was a bigot excessively hostile towards his Hindu subjects. They, suo motu, portray him, or...