Issues

  • Poor Hamid Ansari’s “fault”

    Poor Hamid Ansari’s only ‘fault’ is that he happens to be a Muslim and because of this very reason, every action of this gentle Vice President of India is on the radar and under the scanner of BJP government. Whether it’...

  • Root Out Illiteracy

    By Obaidur Rahman Nadwi Education is an essential tool for understanding realities of life. It is backbone of the nation. No nation can progress sans this asset. All religions emphasise acquiring knowledge. We find that in spite of its imp...

  • Farmers’ Suicides: Loans and social vices biggest killers

    Everybody talks of farmers' suicides. Nobody talks about the real reasons. Ganjendra’s death in the AAP rally did not force analysts to analyse what makes farmers kill themselves. They are instead busy holding one party or the other r...

  • Need to streamline Zakat & Sadaqah administration in the world

    Circulation of wealth: Zakat & Sadaqah Bringing about economic equality through circulation of wealth in the society is one of the fundamental objectives of Islam. The instrumentality prescribed to achieve this goal is popularly known a...

  • Investment and Muslims

    Now-a-days our community is blindly investing its hard-earned money in land and certain fraudulent companies which promise unrealistic returns and bogus claims. In the past also many poor Muslims were cheated and had lost their money in compani...

  • No sir, India’s poor don’t wear suits

    How many of us can afford a Rs 10 lakh suit? I think no Indian can do it, except the Prime Minister of India, Mr Narendra Modi, who claims to be the son of a chaiwala? Another question, “Where did the PM get the money barely a few months ...

  • Ireland captured through Gay Army, Satan on the March in West

    Ireland too has fallen. One state after another is falling in America, and one country after the other is being captured in Europe. Satan’s triumphant march is in full swing. Ireland’s fall is much more ominous than the previous one...

  • Modi no longer common man’s choice

    By Jawed Akhter When Narendra Modi came to power, everyone who voted for the BJP, thought that he will bring some magical change in the Indian economy and in the lives of the Indian people. But the recent debacle in Delhi assembly election...

  • Radical West much bigger threat to peace than “Radical Islam”

    In a recent conference in an Indian university, a well-known American peace activist spoke about the need for dialogue with Western analysts elaborating how a renowned TV anchor changed his view about radicalisation of Muslims after having a di...

  • GUJCOTOC: ANOTHER DRACONIAN LAW FROM GUJARAT

    By Fr. Cedric Prakash sj   On March 31, 2015, the Gujarat Legislative Assembly passed another draconian law, the Gujarat Control of Terrorism and Organised Crime (GUJCOTOC) Bill 2015. This bill has yet to be sent to the Governor of Gu...

  • Kejriwal’s paranoia

    I first met Arvind Kejriwal on September 21, 2014 at Aditya Sadan, Ashoka Road as an intern under one of those programmes engineered by his group of intellectuals to reconnect with youth and students after his infamous resignation and Lok Sabha...

  • Intellectual Crisis in Muslim Ummah

    Recently I participated in a conference in Aligarh Muslim University on the subject of “Intellectual Crisis of Muslim Ummah: Rethinking Traditional Solutions”. I spoke in a session which had Dr. Rashid Shaz (the organiser of the con...

  • Farmers’ Suicides: Loans and social vices biggest killers

    Everybody talks of famers’ suicides. Nobody talks about the real reasons. Ganjendra’s death in the AAP rally is not forcing the analysts to analyse what makes farmers kill themselves. They are instead busy in holding one party or th...

  • Crying Shame — justice delivery for minorities in India

    How do we judge the justice delivery system in India? Is it good, shoddy, or great? In fact, it is all the three at different times and levels. To be fair to it, its shoddiness does not always come from within it, but mostly from outside: the p...

  • Sir Syed needs no recognition

    Sir Syed Ahmad Khan (1817-1898) a Muslim educator, jurist, political analyst, prolific writer and the first and foremost Muslim educational reformer, was the founder of Aligarh Muslim University.  His seminal works include Essays on the Li...

  • BEEF NAMA

    India is a democratic and secular country. The majority rules. Religions keep distance from State. Still a mere 3 percent Brahmin minority aided and abetted by a minuscule Jain minority, has been able to impose its religio-cultural diktats on t...

  • Hindu religion needs ghar wapsi or ghar durustagi?

    By Dr. Mansoor Ahmad Ajazi On March 23,2015 while delivering his inaugural speech on the eve of Annual Conference of State MInorities Commissions under the auspices of National Minorities Commission at Vigyan Bhawan,New Delhi, where I was ...

  • Are Too Many Muslims Marrying Non-Muslims?

    In a country like India where Muslims are only 15 per cent of the population and of the remainder 80 per cent are Hindus, 3 percent are Sikhs and 2 percent Christians, it is expected that some Muslim men and women will marry non-Muslims. It has...

  • Hindu Rashtra, Cow and Muslims Part (1)

    Upper-caste Hindus and Hindu nationalist organisations have had an ambiguous attitude toward the cow as an animal and as a symbol of Hindu Rashtra, oscillating between reverence and irreverence. It is only lately that Hindu nationalists have se...

  • Indian Media

    Media continues to be very powerful in India, the largest parliamentary  democracy of the world. Over the years, it has grown much stronger and mightier. It has a far more expansive reach today than ever before as, according to the availab...