Issues

  • 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...

  • Hindutva threat to culture

    By Zaboor Ahmad Jan Sangh, the previous avatar of BJP had failed miserably to taste power for a considerable period of time. Indira Gandhi provided the necessary opportunity for Jan Sangh to sneak into the corridors of power. Riding high o...

  • A Letter from a doting son to his parents

    Dear Beloved Abbu and Ammi, With your prayers and my hard work I am doing my best in my final exams of my Masters in Business Administration (MBA). I feel proud while writing this letter to both of you. I know writing a letter in this day...

  • NO CRISIS COMES WITH AN INVITATION

    By  Anwarul Hoda “The post-reform period has been characterised by deceleration in the growth rate of crop yields as well as in total agricultural output in most states. By ending discrimination against tradable agriculture, eco...

  • Why I recommend Gandhi's book 'Hind Swaraj' for Indian media?

    By  Rameez Makhdoomi On night prime time shows on majority of news channels anchors in India  assume charge of justices of kangaroo courts. Distorting the image of a particular community has become their forte.  Anti-nationa...

  • Venerating casteism in the quest for the Idea of India

    By Subhashini Ali   The idea of India has become a favoured topic in these days of avid contestation over nationalism and identity, with overwhelming majoritarianism being projected as the only real basis of national unity. How complex...

  • Shun the evil of Riba, for God’s sake!

    Often there is an argument whether bank interest is allowed, permitted or rejected. The debate is whether the modern banking system can be permitted in our dealings or not? The answer often is, if it is not usurious, we should not worry about i...

  • Muslim-Dalit Unity: Dalits need to think beyond Ambedkar

    There is absolutely no doubt that not only Dalits and Adivasis but all Indians have reasons to feel proud of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar. He was a visionary whose role is no less important than anyone else in laying the foundation of modern India. Dalit...

  • We too are Indians!

    Even after seven decades of Independence the country’s largest minority community faces parochialism and prejudice. In a democratic country there is no place for such oddities. Indian  history can never ignore the contributions and a...

  • A Watered Down Version of Secularism

    Zaboor Ahmad Most of the narratives  on communalism that appear in media have been centered on secularism as the best defence wall against strife in society, the truth is that secularism has proved utterly insufficient in warding off ...

  • Who rules our country?

    Salman Sultan Recently, we have been witness to unruly mobs taking law into their hands. They have indulged in rampant violence, loot and arson while destroying public and private properties. A one-day Bharat bandh cost Rs. 25,000 crore (h...