Issues

  • Yaqub’s Fate

    Yaqub does not deserve to be hanged, said late B Raman counter-terror officer who led operation of bringing back Yaqub Memon from Pakistan via Nepal in his article. Before his death, as a reasonable citizen he wrote, “I decided to write t...

  • All forms of violence need zero tolerance, not just a specific kind of terror

    The inevitable has occurred. Yaqub Memon’s hanging is an accomplished fact. As if by design, he was hanged on his birthday. It pains me to say so, but there is enough evidence to show that the judgments in the cases with political repercu...

  • No place for a Kashmiri

    By Qayum Hamid Changal   I completed my medical studies from Chittagong, Bangladesh, in 2012. The course encyclopedic is scope, comprehensive and detailed. More importantly, it was my parents’ dream that I become a doctor. Thus I...

  • It’s Yakub’s turn now, justice was already hung a while ago

    By Avinash Pandey Yakub Memon, a terror convict, will be hanged to death, most probably on 30 July 2015. He will be killed by the State because the Supreme Court of India rejected his curative plea, the final appeal, and cleared the way fo...

  • Disintegrating Muslim societies

    Yoon to Syed bhi ho Mirza bhi ho Afghan bhi ho, Tum sabhi kuch ho, batao toh Musalman bhi ho? These lines of Allama Iqbal are invigorating enough to rock the foundations of rampant casteism and naive sectarianism prevalent am...

  • It’s more than drinking tea

    “Tod diya ray.” You may surely be used to this line if you have attended or visited Aligarh Muslim University. Every hour, at least one glass is shattered at some dhaba located somewhere in the vicinity of AMU and dhabawallahs keep ...

  • With gay marriages legal in all states, Sexual Revolution is complete in US

    With the Supreme Court verdict legalising same sex marriages in all American states, the country has plunged into celebrations. Why not? The Sexual Revolution that began in the Western world in the wake of Industrial Revolution, is now complete...

  • 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...