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Welcome Move, But…

| May 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

The raising of reservation quota for Muslims—from existing 4% to 12%— and for the scheduled tribes from 6% to 10% should be welcomed by all sections committed to justice and fair deal for the underprivileged communities.  It is a significant milestone in the development of the community which had witnessed a severe decline of fortunes […]

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Introspection is the Need of the Hour

| April 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

The outcome of the Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh is a clear setback for all those who were expecting a repeat mandate for the secular parties in the most populous state of India with a considerable Muslim population. A split in votes for the secular parties handed over a landslide victory to the BJP. But […]

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Murder in the Name of Religion

Murder in the Name of Religion

| March 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

The heinous slaughter of dozens of people at the renowned shrine of the Sufi Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan, Sindh (in Pakistan) by a suicide-bomber affiliated to the so-called ‘Islamic State’ is a gruesome reminder of the evil being spread in the name of Islam today by some groups. This is only one of many […]

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Muslim Media: Birth and Death

| February 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

I remember when Moulana Abdul Kareem Parikh Sab (late) in his inaugural speech of Islamic Voice, English monthly in January 1987 (30 years ago) shared an incident. He said that when he was in Surat, one day early morning a lady vegetable vendor carrying vegetables had in her vegetable basket a Gujarati news paper stuck […]

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No Less Than a Tragedy

| February 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

English fortnightly Milli Gazette, a magazine started around the turn of the century has folded up. It is a departure that should sadden the hearts of every conscientious Muslim who aspires to see that voices of the community are heard in the higher echelons of the Government. For 17 years, the magazine led a crusade […]

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Drowning in Despair

| January 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

At a time when even being thankless would have been a crime, a lunatic individual has inflicted injury upon a society that had opened its arms for him and his folks. Repulsion is therefore bound to be expected The killing of twelve Christmas shoppers in Berlin by the Tunisian terrorist, Anis Amri is disgraceful, to […]

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Reflections on a Ban

| December 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

There may be differences of opinion as to whether or not the Government has acted in undue haste in banning the preacher Dr. Zakir Naik. It is not within the realm of impossibility that some extremists feel inspired by some of the ideas that Dr. Zakir Naik’s ‘Islamic Research Foundation’ and the ‘Peace TV’ have […]

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Disquieting Portents

| December 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

A rank outsider Mr. Donald Trump’s advent into the White House must be the biggest surprise of the year we are going to bid adieu in a month from now. The outcome of the United State’s Presidential election and the positive endorsement of Britain’s exit from the European Union signal emergence of the protectionist trends […]

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Avoiding Partisan Politics

| November 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Perhaps only the very credulous would believe Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s words calling for protection of rights of Muslim women against practices like three talaq. Politicising issues like gender justice or Uniform Civil Code should not be attempted in electioneering. But Mr. Modi’s reference to the issue at an election rally in Bundelkhand in Uttar […]

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Law Commission Questionnaire – Needed a Sensible Response

| November 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

The exercise on Uniform Civil Code (UCC) must be responded to appropriately and dispassionately by the Muslim community. The questionnaire issued by the Law Commission Chairman, Justice B. S. Chauhan, on October 7 provides legal luminaries, thinkers, social activists and NGOs enough scope to put up their viewpoint on matters of civil laws, discuss threadbare […]

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