Editorial

The carnages carried out by the Islamist militants in Peshawar church and Nairobi shopping mall should serve as warning from the extremist forces that they can strike at will against the civilized world at their chosen time and place. No words could be enough to condemn the outrageous act perpetrated by the merchants of hate […]

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Open the newspapers every day and there are columns upon columns reporting horror deaths, including suicides by girls and boys, old and young. A careful study of the causes of these suicides reveals that “family pressure” drives children, men and women to end their lives. Take the recent case of a young, newly-married, girl, a […]

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We are today in an age of “options.” For almost everything we need in life, we have many different choices that we can make. Take food, for instance. You can now get two dozen brands of just one particular food item in a supermarket where, a few years ago, just one brand was available. From […]

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The chilling accounts of the fake encounter in which Ishrat Jahan and three others were killed in 2004, further reinforce the apprehensions that the campaign against terrorism by security agencies has gone totally haywire. It was only three years before that veils over fallacious investigation were ripped apart and the hands of the real culprits […]

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One year is too small a period to judge the leadership of a nation that had suffered almost six decades of dictatorship. By this yardstick, ouster of the Mohammad Mursi’s government cannot be justified, given the fact that he could not have succeeded in stemming, let alone reversing, the rot. Yet Mursi and the Muslim […]

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By the time this issues reaches the hands of our readers, holy month of Ramazan would be upon us. All those of us who find the month revisiting us, must feel fortunate, for having been blessed with yet another opportunity to harvest a bountiful crop of virtues. No matter how much we strive, the bounties […]

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If we reflect on Nature, we find that nature is always calm and surrenders itself to the power of the Supreme Creator. Take animals, birds, trees, rivers, oceans, sea, mountains, forests—all creations of God that are at peace with themselves always. It is only man who always complains, grumbles and ends up blaming others for […]

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Muslims do have money, no doubt, there are many poor too. Those who have money may have set up institutions, educational, business, in healthcare, media, banks or other welfare NGOs which are contributing to the good of the community. Big glass towers, decorative office spaces, schools, colleges, hospitals, NGOs can be seen scattered across different […]

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As if arrest of innocent Muslim youth and their long incarceration was not enough, there are increasing evidences that Police across the country attempt to present the victims in distinctly Muslim attire and insist on their carrying the markers of identity. It seems they are acting to the script of a drama designed well in […]

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Islam teaches that Muslims too have a responsibility to protect the environment, as stewards of the Earth that God created. Several Muslim organisations worldwide are taking that responsibility to an active level, dedicating themselves to environmental protection. But unfortunately, Muslims in India are yet to wake up to this reality. With the exception of very […]

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