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Islam is open to reasoning

The position of reasoning i.e. Aql (reason/intellect) in Islam is more complimentary to revelation. In fact, Quran itself permits reasoning and referred ‘the people of true reason/Ulu Al-Bab’ as those who are inclined towards religious values/hereafter. These people always contemplate on the lessons from the Quran as written signs of …

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Hakim Ajmal Khan: The freedom fighter, Sufi and philanthropist

Hakim Sahib: a freedom fighter was born (February 11, 1858, Delhi) in an affluent family of distinguished Unani physicians, came to India with Mughal emperor Babar. He was committed to education and reforms in the Muslim community, besides founding Jamia Millia Islamia University as well as Ayurvedic and Unani Tibbia …

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Demonizing Muslims a dangerous trend says a book

Denial and deprivation By Staff Reporter New Delhi: A book ‘Denial and Deprivation: Indian Muslims after the Sachar Committee and Rangnath Mishra Commission Reports’, published in 2019 by Abdur Rahman has incorporated following comments by  a Chennai based journalist Syed Ali Mujtaba in the section Demonizing Muslims. Mujtaba cautions that …

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‘Bharat Ratna’ Badshah Khan: Messiah of freedom and peace

Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan @Bacha Khan was born (February 06, 1890, at Khyber/Pakhtunwa) in a warrior family who had always been at war with Britishers. Social service and nationalism were in the blood of Badshah Khan, a close associate of Mahatma Gandhi, who named him as ‘Frontier Gandhi’ due to …

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Zakir Hussain: Proponent of freedom, secularism and education

Former President Dr. Zakir Hussain was born (February 08, 1897) in Hyderabad and received education at Itawa and Aligarh (from AMU, then called Anglo Muslim Oriental College). He remained pro-active in student politics and later rescinding the college, joined ‘freedom movement’ in association with Mahatma Gandhi,. He was the firm …

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Maulana Azad : The staunch nationalist and builder of education institution of modern India

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, an intellectual, nationalist par-excellence, a stiff opponent of division of the country and institutional builder of modern India as the first education Minister post-Independence was born at Mecca in 1888. He became a tolerant Muslim after coming in contact with revolutionaries/freedom activists, during extensive tours to …

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Al Beruni : Secular Muslim anthropologist

Al Beruni (973-1048), a many-sided genius and the contemporary of Firdousi, Avicenna and Ibn Haitham was the first Muslim to study the Hindu scripture, being a renowned anthropologist and genius of Islamic texts. He was in the court of Mahmud of Ghazni, Afghanistan and accompanied him during his military expedition …

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Communal Harmony

1. A devout Muslim: Also an associate of Sadhu Akhara Mohammad Mehmood @ Mulla Ji (77) r/o Muzaffarnagar, U.P. is proud of his 33 years long association with Juna Akhara, a prestigious outfit of Naga Sadhus. He affirms that Sadhus treat him like a family member and provide space to …

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‘Sufi Basant Panchami’: a festival marking syncretic culture of India

The celebration of Indian festivals related to seasons, harvest, legends etc. are devoid of religious undertone, besides also being the part of Sufi ideology/practices. Basant Panchami, a festival welcoming spring, is celebrated in most of Sufi shrines, marking communal harmony and the festive spirit among the people. In the world …

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