Analysis

  • Are we ready for Islamic banking?

    By Mansoor Durrani mansoord@gmail.com In the beginning of 6th century AD, Arabian Peninsula was lying in the deep valleys of darkness. Attacking and robbing neighboring tribes was a norm; burying daughters alive was a tradition; capturin...

  • Mumbai attack: A New Twist

    Credit must be given to parents of three young couples killed in 26/11 Mumbai blasts for not being taken for a ride by primarily only external elements — “Pakistan sponsored” – being blamed for the terror attack. Indeed,...

  • RSS and Minorities

    The new RSS Sarsanghchalak, Mr. Mohan Bhagawat told Minorities (Sept 20, 2009) that they should join RSS and see that ‘our intentions are clear and our behavior is good’. As per him all Muslims in India were Hindus in the past. They...

  • Picking governors: plea for transparency

    By K.G. Kannabiran kg.kannabiran@gmail.com   Recently, two former I.B. chiefs have been appointed as Governors of West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh. With this, all “problem states” now have police officers as Governers. ...

  • Muslim voice in the fourth estate

    Notwithstanding the hard fact that Muslims in India are still discriminated against and there still prevails a communal prejudice at various levels targeting them, some importance must be given to the other side of the picture. The alacrity wit...

  • Israeli official meets “Muslim leaders”

    Lucknow: Great concern was expressed in the weekly meeting of the organisation 'Ali Congress' held on 1 February over the news published in an Urdu daily according to which, on Israeli embassy's secretary Sharon Repaport's arriv...

  • Bid to drag India to fight American war in Afghanistan

    By Feroze Mithiborwala Over the course of the last two days, the matter of the Military and strategic involvement of the Indian forces in Afghanistan is getting all the more clearer. The strategic objective that propelled the Mumbai 26/11 ...

  • Reservation for Muslims: a mirage

    The new zeal with which Indian Muslim leaders are demanding reservation for the country's Muslim community particularly in government jobs is certainly a welcome move, but also one which requires a little more deliberation. Considering that...

  • Taking on Mr. Modi’s Chief Cheerleader: Chetan Bhagat

    To have Chetan Bhagat as an unpaid PR man can prove a boon for Modi's incipient national campaign. It is important to interrogate Mr. Bhagat, lest his writings going uncontested lend ballast on Mr. Modi's journey to Delhi.

  • Islamophobia of “Press Twist of India”

    By NM Sampathkumar Iyangar   A passenger, about 60 years old, was getting his personal baggage checked at the security check booth of New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport on February 10. The security man found what l...

  • US-Muslim World relations: a candid talk

    I am very pleased to welcome to you at India Islamic Cultural Centre, which in many ways embodies aspirations of Indian Muslims and under the able leadership of Mr. Sirajuddin Qureshi and his team is fast becoming an important nerve centre for ...

  • Indian Muslims At Grassroots

    Paradoxically, of late, a lot of noise has been made about Indian Muslims at grassroots. But, in essence, has any attempt really been made to understand their national, political as well as religious identity? Frankly speaking, they appear to h...

  • RSS “Hindu Sangam” sans Hindus

    While addressing a Hindu Samagam on the eve of Holi at Lal Parade ground in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat said that 'Not Hindu? You are not Indian.' His logic is faulty and it is a blatant negation of Indian Constituti...

  • Indian Muslims’ Identity: A Dilemma?

    Paradoxically, while at one level a lot of noise has been made about problems being faced by an Indian Muslim, at home and abroad, at another- confusion prevails about the identity of an Indian Muslim. Of course, Bollywood industry has played i...

  • Babri Mark II simmering in Hyderabad

    By Dr. Rosina Nasir (CSSEIP, UoH) Syed Kabeer Hashmi (Fellow, IIM Ahmedabad)   Encroachment and squatting to build illegal religious structures on roadside seems to be a regular activity in secular India. Though religion is a pri...

  • Muslims’ Literacy Rate

    It is indeed ironical that more than half a century has passed since India gained independence and the country still appears to be fairly unclear on its stand on certain issues, including progress of minority communities, particularly Muslims. ...

  • United not to unite

    + Pix It is a fact that Muslims throughout the world have agreed on one single point: not to unite under any circumstances. The same is the case in Hderabad Deccan. I believe it is more in Hyderabad. Muslims have to fight on so many fro...

  • Demystifying the Dreaded Marriage Registration

    + Pic In the legislative history of India, the system of certification and keeping written records of marriages was first provided for under the Christian Marriage Act and the Special Marriage Act, both enacted in 1872. The first of the...

  • Rahul, Only A Congress Leader?

    What is Congress party’s plan? One is naturally tempted to raise this question following two recent developments. One is the reshuffle giving a new emphasis to including more Muslims in the cabinet. The second is projecting Rahul Gandhi a...

  • What really happened in Faizabad 2012 riots?

    A detailed report from Faizabad with a timeline of events, the report shows that the violence was not at all spontaneous. It lists persons responsible for the violence and lays out a 10-point prayer of Muslims of Faizabad, Bhadarsa, Rudauli and Bi...