1-15 September 2010

Table of Contents


Congress and BJP hand-in-hand in political Iftar (Mohammad Naushad Khan) 1

Clean chit for Modi: BJP-Congress deal (AG Khan) 1

Marxists bare their Stalinist fangs (Zafarul-Islam Khan) 1

Cartoon MG/Yusuf 1


Issue / Opinion

Times of India does it again (Ghulam Muhammed) 2

Hypocrisy, thy name is PCI (AG Khan) 2



Madani arrest: melodrama with much ado (AG Khan) 3

“Sangh makes bombs and explodes them too” (Zafarul-Islam Khan) 3

Who Killed Karkare? petition to probe the mystery 9 AG Khan) 3



Autonomy of minority schools upheld (Nadim Ahmad) 4

BJP stand on JK reiterates past rhetoric 4

One dead, 10 injured in communal riots in Bareilly 4

Enemy Property Act: Muslim MPs agree on proposed amendments 4

Taslima Nasreen’s visa extended for one year 4

Raag Daamadi: Sudarshan sings Gadkari tunes 4



INL protests against price rise (Haider Abbas) 5

Ishrat Jahan case moves from Gujarat police to SIT (Ramzan Naik) 5

PFI posters on old city walls (AG Khan) 5



Unravelling the Samjhauta Express Bomb Blast (Subhash Gatade) 6

Is Abinav Bharat behind Karkare’s assassination? (Mustafa Khan) 6



Premonition and terrorism: Malegaon and Gujarat (Mustafa Khan) 7

Minority welfare – the Plan truth (M. Ramzan Naik) 7

Silence, the court session is over! (AG Khan) 7



Historic discussion on Urdu in Parliament (NA Ansari) 8

The enigma of Ayodhya’s missing files (Haider Abbas) 8



New alliance between Muslim groups in U.P. (NA Ansari) 9

Glaring mismanagement of minority development funds in W.B. & Bihar (Nadim Ahmad) 9

Bihar parties pretend to be well-wishers of Muslims (Mohammad Naushad Khan) 9

Prof Joseph case: Prosecution accuses PFI 9

India To Gaza Peace Convoy Announced by India Palestine People’s Solidarity Forum 9



Modi wakes up to past crimes of his cops (Abdul Hafiz Lakhani) 10

CBI director may be summoned (Abdul Hafiz Lakhani) 10

Trouble ahead for Zadafia (Abdul Hafiz Lakhani) 10

CM is blemishing the Constitution (AH Lakhani) 10

Lakhs of bogus voters to save BJP govt (AH Lakhani) 10


Human Rights / Terrorism

Kerala police raids Muslim book distributor 11

Missing explosive trucks in BJP state (AG Khan) 11

Madhya Pradesh: haven for tainted politicians 11

CBl arrests Arham farm house owner Jeerawala 11

Terror threat to Commonwealth Games? (M. Ramzan Naik) 11

Order for confiscation of houses of eight policemen 11

Delhi Police appeals to SC against High Court, CBI, Solicitor General! (NA Ansari ) 11


Role of AMU as standard-bearer of a New Aligarh Movement (Syed Shahabuddin) 12

Narendra Modi and the last ditch battle over constitutional democracy (Mustafa Khan) 12



The term “Hindu Terrorism”: a misnomer (Ram Puniyani) 13

Ram Mandir has already been built in Ayodhya 13

Muslims are the biggest victims of terrorism 13

25 August is “Kandhmal Day” 13



Kashmir: insensitive Indian polity (Nilofar Suhrawardy) 14

Kashmir: a view from the plains (Mustafa Khan) 14

Lessons of intolerance in MP colleges (M. Ramzan Naik) 14

CPI(M)’s internal clash 14

College Principal: Muslims spoil college atmosphere 14


Jammu & Kashmir

Dateline Srinagar: Afsana Rashid 15

Valley reels under curfew, stone-pelting, bullets 15

Impact of the strife on common people 15


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Abdur Rahman of Chennai: a champion for community justice (NA Ansari) 18

Anees Ansari 18


Community News

Major relief for Haj pilgrims 19

School where Muslims, non-Muslims recite sura together 19

Jamia to offer free civil services coaching 19

Free medical camp organised by AMU 19

Fight over a minor boy leading taravih prayer 19

UGC to provide free coaching for civil service examinations 19

No compulsion on wearing burqa in Aaliah University 19

Educational progress of Muslim girls in Sikar, Rajasthan 19

Reservation for Muslims in housing 19

Education Board for Muslims on CBSE pattern 19

US supports discovery of Indo-Islamic heritage 19

US supports discovery of Indo-Islamic heritage 19


Community News

UDF to contest elections in Bihar 20

Inter-faith dialogues essential for peace & goodwill 20

UMF attends Right to Food and Work Convention (Mahtab Alam) 20

Clash between two communities over use of loudspeaker 20

Chudasma–Sohrabuddin extortion racket partnership basis 20

Aligarh Education Endowment Fund invites applications 20

Communal tension on being knocked by cycle 20

Obama may visit Mahim shrine in Mumbai 20

Yet another forlorn mosque in Punjab rehabilitated 20


Community News

Prayers allowed inside Hyd. Airport 21

Locked mosque opened for prayers on Apex Courts’s order 21

US embassy’s clarification over threat to burn Qur’an (Rashtriya Sahara Urdu daily, Delhi, 11 Aug. 10) 21

Hyderabad blast trail reaches Jharkhand (Dainik Jagaran Hindi daily, 7 August 2010) 21

Only Muslim as the chairman of Haj Committee: SC 21

Zakir Husain College’s name changed 21

Demand to stop govt’s hypocrisy over “Haj subsidy” 21

Girls Islamic Org of Rajasthan felicitates meritorious girls (Mohammad Naushad Khan) 21


Community News

Embezzlement in Waqf Board properties 22

Qur’an burning issue raised in Parliament 22

Equal Opportunities Commission: visionless child 22

Pune German Bakery blast culprits identified: R R Patil 22

AASU launches Satyagraha against accord breach 22

Cable car project for shrine in Kashmir 22

BJP has nothing to do with Ram Mandir: Chinmayanand 22

Court raps Vanzara for arresting ‘fake’ terrorists 22

Sufism course introduced in Punjabi University 22

Islamist outfits in Kerala become “untouchable” 22

BJP woos Muslims: Gadkari writes to PM 22

States fail to utilise central funds for minorities 22

Kausar’s cremation: silent chargesheet 22



Debate in US: Israel; Asset or Liability? 23

First Public Statement From Aafia’s Son on His Disappearance and Detention 23



Growing anti-Mosque hysteria in the US (Louay Safi) 24

Makkah Clock: Islamic Timekeeper 24 (Asif Anwar Alig) 24



Why Muslims Should Rethink Palestine (Ramzy Baroud) 25

Ground Zero Mosque – Is there a real need for it (Syed Qamar Hasan) 25



Pakistan: blighted by Nature, betrayed by Rulers (Karamatullah K. Ghori) 26

Israel Hiding Behind The “Iranian Threat” (Steven Zhou) 25



Turbulance of the Kashmiri mind (Book: Crisis of a Kashmiri Muslim : Spiritual and Intellectual), Author:  Muhammad Ishaq Khan, Publisher: Gulshan Books, Kashmir Year of publication: 2008, Price: Rs 595, Pages: 258 (Mushtaq ul Haq Ahmad Sikandar) 27

Muslim Societies (Book: Muslim Societies - Rise and Fall (Wake Up Call & Revival Efforts), Author: Dr. MIH Farooqi, Retired Scientist, NBRI, Lucknow, Publishers: Sidrah Publishers, C-3/2, Shahid Apartments, Chakarvarti Road, Golaganj, Lucknow - 226 018, Email: mihfarooqi@sify.com; mihfarooqi@yahoo.com, Year: 2010. Price: Rs. 200. Pages: 208, (ISBN: 978-81-901352-9-0) 27


Islamic Perspectives

Ijtihad—need of the hour (Dr. M.I.H. Farooqi) 28


MG Classifieds 29


Rejoinder / Opinion / Letters

MG (Afzal Usmani, Zafar Iqbal, Zafar Iqbal, Salman Sultan, Mr Saifur Rahman, Shakeel Ahmad Frank) 30

Indian Muslims and the situation in Kashmir (Prof. J.S.Bandukwala) 30

Sikhs are not Hindus (Goodboy Mentor) 30

Hadith exhorts Muslims to seek knowledge in China (Taufeeq Ahmed) 30

"This Ramadan, please don’t sell Islam" (Humayun Manzar) 30

Deal before nuclear deal (Syed Sultan Mohiddin) 30

Punish the culprits behind all fake encounters (G Hasnain Kaif) 30

Congratulations to Dr GS Hashmi (Shakeel Ahmad Frank) 30

A Political Roza Iftar Party in India (Dr. Mustafa Kamal Sherwani) 30


Indian Democracy or Hinducracy? (Sheikh Gulzaar) 30

Home ministers let the minorities down (S Haque) 30

Justifying State Terror (Mohammad Yousuf Naqash, Dr Mookhi Amir Ali, Prof. Dr. Leo Rebello, Mohd Ziyaullah Khan) 30


Rejoinder / Opinion / Letters

Pride or National shame (S Haque) 31

Transparent interrogation (Sultan AU Patel) 31

Mulayam’s crocodile tears (Shakeel Ahmad Frank) 31

Wine and woman – Western culture (G Hasnain Kaif) 31

Taliban’s regime and Khap panchayat (Dr. Abdul Hameed Maqdoomi) 31

Expressway and farmers (A Hameed) 31

We Indians! (Maldar S.A) 31

Real character of media (S Haque) 31

Salary hike for parliamentarians? (Subhash Chandra Agarwal) 31

Visa to Taslima by the government (S.M.Pasha) 31

Mosque at Ground Zero (MFRahman) 31



Zakat Foundation of India (Khajoori Road, Batla House, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi) 3

Idafa Investments Pvt. Ltd. 3


The Gaya Muslim Girls’ Orphanage 4 and 5


Kaleem Kawaja 6


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Kanti Weekly / Kanti Monthly 20


Taarikh Tadween Sunnat (Islamic Studies Research Academy) 21


Idarah Al-Hasanaat (Rampur) 25


Free Online Health Consultation 29


Urdu Book Review 29


India’s first and only Scientific and Informative Urdu Magazine - Science 29


Ilmpedia.net 32


Charity Allaince 32


Who Killed Karkare? 32