16-31 January 2012

Table of Contents

BJP fighting a lost battle in UP? (Mohammad Naushad Khan) 1

Notice to The Hindu for defamation, damages (Abdul Bari Masood) 1

Cartoon (MG/Yusuf) 1


Issue / Opinion

Thank you, Prof. P. K. Abdul Azis! (Ahmad Raza Faruqi) 2

Objectionable Content on TV9 (Biju Abdul Qadir) 2

Bhagvad Gita (Dr. Sumit S. Paul) 2



Crossing “knowledge bridge” over an Azamgarh river (Abu Zafar) 3

Activists of Hindu right wing arrested for hoisting Pakistan flag 3

Speedy completion of Babri demolition case ordered by High Court (NA Ansari) 3

Guinness Book record gimmick in M.P. schools 3

Build an army of educated people instead of wrestlers 3

“Unique method of education” God’s Grace School 3  



Ahead of polls, advisory panel pushes for Muslim welfare (Amit Agnihotri, IANS) 4

Madrasa students eligible for admission to various courses run by AMU 4

Ram and Ramayana popularised by Mughals (NA Ansari) 4

Thackeray’s grand-daughter weds a Muslim (AG Khan) 4

Salman Nadvi blesses 13-party Ittehad Front in U.P. (NA Ansari) 4



Jaipur court acquits 11 Muslim youths (NA Ansari) 5

VP inaugurates World Urdu Editors’ Conference 5

Christmas-time attacks against Christians in Karnataka (MG News Desk) 5

Maha. Minorities Commission gets judicial powers (MG News Desk) 5

Urdu newspapers are third largest in circulation (MG News Desk) 5



Campaign for vacation of illegal occupations of 150 odd mosques in the capital (MG News Desk) 6

Problem of the demolished Masjid Noor lingers on (MG News Desk) 6

Salman Khurshid in Vaniyambadi college 6

Elitist Syndrome behind Gita (Haider Abbas) 6



AIM to build English school at madrasa 7

Agreement signed for AMU Kishanganj Centre land 7

AMU Kishanganj Agreement Day Celebration 7

AFMI award function in Lucknow (MG News Desk) 7

Notice issued for minorities’ sub-quota (MG News Desk) 7

Cases against 92 Muslim Aurangabad youths withdrawn (MG News Desk) 7

M.P. passes stringent Act for Cow Slaughter Prohibition (MG News Desk) 7

Court denies bail to Maulana for conversion (MG News Desk) 7



Intelligence Reform: Pulling the Wool Over the Eyes of Critics (Human Rights Features) 8



Communal riots 2011 (Asghar Ali Engineer) 9



White paper demanded in madrasa scam (Afsana Rashid) 10

SIT is like Gujarat police: Suresh (Abdul Hafiz Lakhani) 10

Gujarat in poll mode, quota issue raked (Abdul Hafiz Lakhani) 10



Reservation Issue: Political Hype! (Nilofar Suhrawardy) 11

Muharram: Tapestries of Harmony (Ali Khan Mahmudabad) 11

Thank Allah for MP’s refusal of AMU centre (AG Khan) 11

Biased Media (Ghulam Muhammed) 11


Men & Women In News

Dr Abdul Haleem Owais (1943-2011) (Zafarul-Islam Khan) 12

Results of the AIMMM Election for (2012-2013) 12


Special Report

Maulana Zeeshan Hidayati remembered 13

Book on life science released 13

Prof Jairajpuri honoured 13

Cartoon (MG/Yusuf) 13


Community News

Qaumi Ittehad conference in Ahmedabad 14

‘BJP trying to convert Madhya Pradesh into a Hindu state’ (Pervez Bari, ummid.com) 14

Terrorist goons cry cow-slaughter, beat, humiliate trader 14

Declaring the accused people absconders  to confiscate their assets (NA Ansari) 14

Medha Patkar delivers K. P. Singh Memorial lecture at AMU 14

Municipal Corporation wrecks havoc on people 14

Muslims urged to support Hindus in Gita ban protests 14

Meeting of Imam Council of India 14

Efforts to popularise Urdu are bearing fruit 14

Planning for success by (2025) 14


Community News

Tragedy of Karbala remembered 15

AMU to provide transport services to its girl students 15

JUH press conf in Patna 15

Rasheed Masood is special invitee in CWC 15

MIM’s Majid Hussain is the new mayor of Hyderabad 15

SC rejects Madani’s bail plea (Abdul Basith MA,TCN) 15

It’s showering medals on Gujarat Muslims (AG Khan) 15



Discrimination Against Arabs in Israel (Syed Mohammad Raghib) 16



Every American Needs To Hear This Ex-CIA Analyst  17

‘Invading Iran is invading Russia, China’ 17



Obama’s Iran Dilemma (Karamatullah K. Ghori) 18

Shutting strait as easy as drinking glass of water: Iran  18

Cartoon (MG/Yusuf) 13



Book: Sufism and Rishism in Kashmir: The lesser known aspects of some Sufi Orders, Author: Hamid Naseem Rafiabadi, Publisher: City Book Centre, Budshah Chowk, Srinagar, Kashmir., Year of Publication: 2011, Pages: 173, Price: Rs 1295, ISBN 81-7976-047-2 (Mushtaq Ul Haq Ahmad Sikander) 19


Books from Pharos Media, publishers of this newspaper 20


Islamic Perspectives

How to Build Islamic Attitude, Knowledge and Skills? (Dr. Habib Siddiqui) 21


MG Classifieds 22


Rejoinder / Opinion / Letters

MG (Dr. Hayath Mohammad Ismail, U.F. Malek) 31

Army chief’s age: one country, two rules (Zafarul-Islam Khan) 31

Hazare movement (Syed Sultan Mohiddin, Mukul Dube) 31

West sure to re-enact Al-Gerian play in Egypt and Libya? (Kodimirpal) 31

Dr Abdussabour Shahin (Amr Abdussabour Shahin) 31

Real culprits of unlocking the Babri Masjid lock (Dr. M. Hashim Kidwai) 31

Quota for Muslims (Yaseen Momin) 31

Censorship on social networking sites (Ghulam Rasool Dehlavi) 31

Fake Muslim delegation visited Israel (Yunus Chitalwla) 31

Islamic code of conduct (Nazneen O.Saherwala) 31

Bharat Ratna award (Ghuam Rasool Dehlavi) 31

Unity (Nasir Hussain Peerzadah) 31

Importance of knowledge in Islam (Nazneen O. Saherwala) 31

Is it nice? (S.A.U. Patel) 31



Idarah Al-Hasanaat (Rampur) 17

Urdu Book Review 22

India’s first and only Scientific and Informative Urdu Magazine 22


Enlightens Allah’s Message – www.mostmerciful.com 24

Qur’an – A verse a day 24

Visit MG & Pharos Media Mumbai Kitab Mela [14-22 January 2012] (Saboo Siddiq Institute, Bycula) 24

Islamic Online University 24

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Foodsmiths 24

Kaleem Kawaja Washington DC 24