“Sorry Babita I don’t think this virus sees race or religion”, Jwala Gutta reprimands Phogat’s jibe against Tablighi Jamaat Current Affairs 

“Sorry Babita I don’t think virus sees race or religion”, Jwala Gutta reprimands Phogat’s jibe against Tablighi Jamaat

New Delhi: Arjuna Award winner Jwala Gutta reprimanded champion wrestler and BJP leader Babita Phogat for holding Tablighi Jamaat responsible for spread of novel coronavirus across the country. Gutta in her response asked Phogat to take back the statement as virus does not see race or religion. The 30-year-old wrestler claimed that she was getting threats after she had posted… Read More
Asghar Ali Engineer 2004 response to Ram Guha ‘Emergence of Hindu revivalism does not lie in the absence of Muslim liberalism’ Society 

Asghar Ali Engineer 2004 response to Ram Guha: ‘Emergence of Hindu revivalism does not lie in the absence of Muslim liberalism’

Responding to Harsh Mander’s article ‘Sonia, sadly’ lamenting that Muslims have been “rendered politically irrelevant”, even “untouchable”, in India today, the historian Ramachandra Guha, under the title ‘Liberals, sadly’ writing in The Indian Express on Tuesday, rooted the community’s marginalisation in the absence of a liberal elite that could lead it “out of a medievalist ghetto into a full engagement… Read More
New parallel Muslim Personal Law Board representing Sufism announced Current Affairs 

New parallel Muslim Personal Law Board representing Sufism announced

New Delhi: Many Muslim religious scholars on Saturday announced the formation of parallel ‘Muslim Personal Law Board of India’ claiming that All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) represents only 20 per cent of Muslims in India. The clerics argued that more than 80 percent of Indian Muslims belong to Sufism, which do not get any representation in the All India Muslim… Read More
Owaisi urges 3 years jail for those who call Indian Muslims 'Pakistani' Current Affairs 

Owaisi urges 3 years jail term for those who call Indian Muslims ‘Pakistani’

New Delhi: All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi, has urged the government to bring a law to punish any person who calls an Indian Muslim “a Pakistani” with a three-year jail term. Speaking in Parliament, Owaisi said, “Bring a law that if any Muslim is called Pakistani, the person making such remarks will face a three-year jail term.” But… Read More
Lok Sabha passes Triple Talaq Bill with thumping majority Society 

Indian Muslim, ill-conceived Triple Talaq bill and Muslim Personal Law Board

“In spite of the Supreme Court setting aside talaq-e-biddat, and the assurance of AIMPLB, there have been reports of divorce by way of talaq-e-biddat from different parts of the country….. It is, therefore, felt that there is a need for State action to give effect to the order of the Supreme Court and to redress the grievances of victims of… Read More
Modern education in Madrasas - Muslims and the Government! Society 

Modern education in Madrasas – Muslims and the Government!

Madrasa education is very common among the Muslims in India. Hundreds of thousand Muslim children acquire their primary, and perhaps the only formal education in these madrasas. First we need to decide on the outcome which is expected out of these Madrasas. Is it Islamic academic scholar we are looking for? Or is it community leader we are expecting from… Read More
Indian_Muslim Culture Featured 

The Dilemma of an Indian Muslim

India’s introduction to Islam was through Arab traders who came to the western coast of India in late 7th century AD. India and Arab trade relations existed way before Islam which is agreed and accepted by historians. H G Rawlinson in his book ‘Ancient and Medieval History of India’ wrote that “The first Arab Muslims began settling in the towns… Read More