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MCD Polls: Who is Sameena Raza, BJP’s Muslim Pasmanda Face From Quresh Nagar?

47-year-old Sameena Raza BJP’s candidate from Qurest Nagar ward for the upcoming civic polls in the national capital has ignited considerable interest because of her unique positioning as a Muslim woman from the Pasmanda community. Driven to politics by her desire to make a difference in the lives of Muslim women, this cosmetics entrepreneur wants …

How Freethinking In Islam Is Suppressed: Part 2

The artificial doctrines belted from the pulpits every week are sweeping away the legacy of Islam’s freethinkers, especially at a time when it is needed the most with sectarian warfare within Islam getting bloodier by the year.

How Freethinking In Islam Is Suppressed: Part 1

Radical Islam as a political tool took shape in the 9th century, when the ordinances for sharia as divinely ordained and accepted in their totality without question were invented.

Politics Of The Veil

Any organic movement against the veil in India is seen as a conspiracy against the Muslims and Islam.

Harry Potter Author Faces Death Threat For Supporting Rushdie

BENGALURU: Renowned author JK Rowling has received a death threat over a tweet condemning the stabbing of Salman Rushdie. The ‘Harry Potter’ author took to Twitter and shared screenshots of the threat from a user. Rushdie was stabbed in New York on Friday by a fanatic when he was about to deliver a lecture at …

Outsiders Within Muslim Community Will Have To Be Listened To

Hasan Suroor in his book ‘Who Killed Liberal Islam’ keeps reiterating that Muslim liberals or those who are not practising Muslims or summarily reject Sharia laws are outsiders and do not hold much clout among the Muslim masses. This is rich coming from someone who resides abroad, publishes book after book, describing the intolerance of …

Muslims Brothers In Saffron Turban Vandalise 3 Majars In UP’s Bijnor, Held

BIJNOR: Uttar Pradesh Police arrested two Muslim brothers for desecrating and vandalising three majars in Sherkot area of Bijnor district on Sunday, it said. Identified as Mohammad Kamal Ahmad and Mohammad Adib, the brothers were wearing saffron turbans when they attacked the majars, the police said. “The incident is part of a conspiracy to disturb …

Hijab Controversy: A Destabilising Strategy for Anti-India Forces

Those liberals of Muslim or non-Muslim heritage who are supporting the enforcement of hijab in Muslim culture as freedom of choice, and a tool of empowerment need to understand the moment when, girls, just about to step into puberty or years away from it are told to cover up. For the girls, it is a …

Muslims In Turkey Protest Against “Blasphemy” In China

NEW DELHI: Istanbul has erupted in massive protests with hundreds of Muslims taking to the streets against China for using floor tiles with Quranic inscriptions in a restaurant in Xinjiang region. Several members of the Muslim community on social media for the past few days have been posting a video of a restaurant’s floor, the …

Delimitation Proposals Upset Both Kashmir And Jammu

With every step, the government seems to unravel what it sought to achieve with the 2019 constitutional changes on J&K. Given the record, we can only try to imagine what the vision was. With just about everything the government has done in Jammu and Kashmir since taking hands-on control of the place in August 2019, …