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Nourdeen Wildeman Nourdeen Wildeman is a Dutch convert. He converted to Islam “officially” on December 9, 2007. Despite his recent conversion, he managed to launch his ongoing project “Find the Mosque that Fits You Best.” In this interview, Nourdeen talks not only about his project’s experience, which gives useful information on Dutch mosques, but also […]

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Saniyasnain Khan is an Indian television host and children’s author, with over 100 children’s books to his credit. These are on subjects relating to Islam, and a number of them have been translated into French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Danish, Polish, Swedish, Bosnian, Norwegian, Russian, Uzbek, Turkish, Arabic, Malay, Thai, Malayalam, Bengali, Urdu, etc. His […]

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Competition brings out the best in individuals and leads to excellence. If pursued with passion, no peaks can remain without being surmounted.  All communities and individuals are gifted with genius in equal measure. It is merely management of talent and creation of opportunities that can take the underprivileged forward. It was in 2008 that Rahmani […]

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Adis Duderija was born in Bosnia in 1977. He is currently lecturing at the University of Malaya, Malaysia. He received his Ph.D. in 2010 from the University of Western Australia in contemporary Islamic hermeneutics. He has written extensively on issues related to Islam and Muslims.  He also maintains a blog: adisduderija.blogspot.com In this interview with […]

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“If I attend an interfaith dialogue with a person of another faith, but in my heart I am convinced (even if I do not say it out loud) that this other person is going to hell and that I must save him or her by converting him to my faith, then I am not engaging […]

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Founder of the New Delhi-based Centre for Peace and Spirituality, Maulana Wahiduddin Khan is one of India’s best-known religious scholars and an active proponent of inter-community dialogue. In this interview with Yoginder Sikand, he reflects on issues to do with ongoing debates about ‘modern’ education and what these mean for our understandings of religion and […]

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Name of Anwar Manippady, the chairman of the Karnataka State Minorities Commission, unnerves many a Muslim politician in the state. Distinct in style, the first non-Urdu speaking chairman is known for setting the cat among the pigeons and leaving several people shamefaced. Yes, he comes from the BJP rank and file. And that earns his […]

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‘Minority Commission’s Interference is Unlawful’ The Karnataka Wakf Board had been in the news with a lot of allegations flung against it by the Chairman of the Karnataka Minority Commission. It is one year since intrepid advocateMr. Abdul Reyaz Khan has been  heading the Board as chairman. He recently spoke to Maqbool Ahmed Siraj on the affairs within the Board and the charges being heard […]

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