Opinions

  • It is an unjust order, Milords

    It is clear Indian Muslims have no choice but to keep quiet at this Himalayan injustice. Even their democratic right to peacefully register their protest has been snatched away with threats of National Security Act.

  • SC Verdict: What if Ram temple was demolished in 1992 instead of Babri Masjid?

    My consciences does not allow me to celebrate it the SC verdict, to forget the gross injustice done in broad-day light on December 6, 1992.

  • Ayodhya Verdict: A Litmus Test for Modi

    BJP is in power at the centre as well in Uttar Pradesh (UP). Any kind of communal chaos following the verdict would only throw question marks on the ability of this party.

  • BJP’s Nationalism and Electoral Chessboard

    BJP is a party with a difference in more ways than one. It is the major electoral formation which contrary to the values of Indian Constitution of secular, democratic nation, holds that India is a Hindu nation. It is the only party which is the...

  • Choice Before BJP: Hindu Rashtra Demands One Course, Elections Another

    Now that the BJP is diminished, why this sigh of relief? Mixing up 'pride' in Hinduism with demonstrable 'arrogance' of Hindutva power may be the cardinal mistake the Modi-Shah duet have made.

  • How can I decorate my courtyard with Rangoli?

    When unlit lamps of hope line those eyes how do I decorate this window  with lamps shining bright? When footprints get erased from your courtyard how can I decorate mine with colourful designs ...

  • Prophet Muhammad's Hudaybiyyah Treaty: Lesson For Muslims Coping With Ayodhya?

    If you study Hudaybiyyah as a parable alongside some of Iqbal’s couplets which Justice Khan so aptly quotes, his message becomes clear: 'communal disharmony' is what has to be conquered.

  • After Kashmir, Indian Muslims are worried even more

    Tell me, what did the establishment achieve by the two-month-long clampdown in the Kashmir Valley? Little point for the sarkar to be coming up those patent one-liners along the strain that ‘now that the mobile connectivity restored, so al...

  • Modi’s Ploy: Mahatma Gandhi & Sardar Patel!

    In all probability, if Patel was not a Gujarati and/or if held some other name, Modi may not have taken so many steps to display the importance he gives to him.

  • Propaganda obscures the realities of the Modi regime

    Wondering aloud: Is the Modi-Trump ‘friendship’ carrying a whole range of vested interests? Much in tune with the expansionist policies of America, the selling and buying of weapons, the role of the arms lobbies, export of warfare t...

  • Making of ‘the Underclass’: Urban India’s Muslim population

    Cities are built by people, and like people, cities tell stories. Across India’s urban landscape, in places like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Jaipur and even in cities where Muslims make a substantial portion of the population (around 20%) lik...

  • Blood becomes a hundred things: warning to the rulers of the day

    How does an upset or hurt or aggrieved citizen protest? If not through a letter, then how? In fact, letter writing is the most civilised cum traditional form of connecting to convey one’s thoughts and more along the strain.

  • Will Lynching in Bharat Be Called Vaddh (वध)?

    The Sangh’s obsession with vocabulary is not innocent.

  • Howdy Modi: Bypassing Travails Being Faced by India

    In Houston, America, a grand spectacle was created with Narendra Modi in presence of Donald Trump. The massive rally of nearly 50000 people cheered both the leaders. Both these leaders praised each other and criticized ‘Islamic Terrorism&...

  • Ill Wind For West: Houthis Hit Aramco, Netanyahu Wobbles

    Attack on Aramco, decline of Benjamin Netanyahu, departure of John Bolton from the White House are all honeyed music to the leadership in Iran. In April, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, in a talk at New York’s Asia Society, was categorical:...

  • Muslim Engagement with RSS: Aggressive Intellectual Dialogue Needed

    There is a need of coming together of all religions to beat the internationally dominant atheistic forces of economics and politics. The need of engaging with RSS on the issues of morality.

  • No one to weep for the Kashmiris

    What if those poets were alive and around today, wouldn’t they have cried out through their verse; asking about the whereabouts of the over ten thousand ‘missing men’ of the Valley?

  • Modi Feted By Muslim Countries: For Indian Muslims “Umma” A Mirage

    “A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country.” This Biblical dictum would fit Prime Minister, Narendra Modi like a glove, because Indian Muslims continue to paint him in lurid colours while leaders of the global Ummah s...

  • Triple talaq law a curse for Muslim men and women

    All that is needed to imprison a Muslim man is to force or threaten or bully a Muslim woman into saying that yes her husband uttered ‘Talaq, Talaq, Talaq!’

  • Democracy at Stake with Kashmiris denied democratic rights

    So what if a majority of politicians and even people may appear to be strongly in favour of scrapping these two articles. Elementarily speaking, democratic principles are supposed to be based on democracy of the people, by the people and for the p...