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It’s Time to Recollect Mahatma Gandhi’s Views on Namaz

| June 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Mahatma Gandhi ensured that nothing stood in the way from preventing Muslims from offering namaz. He believed that preventing it was against the Sarva Dharma Sama Bhava, the foundational pillar of secularism enshrined in our Constitution. By S.N Sahu People offer namaz on the first Friday of the holy month ramzan, Eqra Masjid, Ranchi, May […]

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Avoiding the Trap of Rhetoric

| April 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Utopian dreams can lead to unconventional tools disruptive of peace and harmony. Muslim youth must be wary of them, says Maqbool Ahmed Siraj There is something called getting ‘trapped into one’s own rhetoric’. It is happening with Muslims all over the world. Several ‘Islamic’ movements, jamaats and organizations have been promoting concepts like ‘Ummah state’, […]

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Muslim Women’s Rights in the Light of Maqasid al-Shariah

Muslim Women’s Rights in the Light of Maqasid al-Shariah

| January 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Some Muslim scholars, based in certain Arab countries and in the West, are developing a contextually-relevant fiqh for women, or what is called fiqh al-nisa. By Waris Mazhari Prejudices against women are a universal phenomenon, found in almost every human society. When such prejudices are sought to be given religious sanction, it becomes much more […]

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Islam, Women and Islamic Feminism

Islam, Women and Islamic Feminism

| December 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

I think that it is crucial for Muslim women to start studying Islam for themselves, for, undoubtedly, they can better understand the Islamic notion of gender justice than many men. By Waris Mazhari In recent years, scores of books, mainly in English, have been published on what is termed by its proponents as ‘Islamic Feminism’. […]

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Women in Islam: Beyond Stereotypes

Women in Islam: Beyond Stereotypes

| November 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

The newer generation of Muslim women is trying to understand their social position from the Qur’an itself. Across the Muslim world, Islamic feminists are combing through centuries of Islamic jurisprudence to highlight the more progressive aspects of their religion. By Moin Qazi “Learn this now and learn it well, my daughter: Like a compass needle that points […]

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Muslims and the Internet

| October 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

I am thoroughly disgusted with the verbosity I encounter on the Internet, irrespective of where it is coming from: Sunni, Barelvi, Deobandi or any other mouth. By Waheeduddin Ahmed One of the greatest blessings for mankind in modern times is the Internet technology. Through it, information of any kind and on any subject is at […]

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Muslim Community’s Missed Chances

Muslim Community’s Missed Chances

| August 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

How many times have we sat and thought about the future – of coming generations – without playing victim? By Fauzan Alavi As a community, we have been in the eye of the storm globally ever since 9/11. We have been justifying our stand as good Muslims — but is it actually making any difference? […]

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Who Benefits From Beef Ban?

| July 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

The ban is highly divisive and discriminatory. It has divided citizens into two groups: those who do not eat cattle meat and think themselves to be morally superior, and those who are regarded as morally inferior because they eat such meat. By Dr Mohammad Manzoor Alam Like note ban, nobody knows whom the current beef […]

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Muslim Reform: Muslims Do Not Take Their Decline Seriously

Muslim Reform: Muslims Do Not Take Their Decline Seriously

| June 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

The reform initiative needs to see the adoption of a rational approach using divine and credible sources to identify and filter out circumstantial practices (from the religious framework) that were defined for specific eras in the past. By Kamran Siddiqui Islam, with about 1.6 billion followers all over the globe, is currently the second largest […]

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Sonu Nigam’s Remarks – Need to Bring Down the Din

Sonu Nigam’s Remarks – Need to Bring Down the Din

| May 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Cacophony is in the air all over. Self-check would be a better alternative to an omnibus ban.   By Maqbool Ahmed Siraj   Singer Sonu Nigam’s remarks about azan have sparked an outrage. Choice of words does have scope for generation of more heat than light. But what he said should have triggered introspection among Muslims, […]

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