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Opinion | India’s devout Muslims show our assumptions are wrong

Some honest tributes can be great insults. As in the case of an old compliment that has come to haunt Indian Muslims in this season of terror and mojo. The tribute is often conveyed as a gracious question: Considering the apparent power of Islam to convert some people into terrorists, …

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A compromise is still possible: on Ayodhya dispute

The Supreme Court’s attempt to maintain Hindu-Muslim harmony through a mediated settlement of the long-standing Babri Masjid dispute deserves appreciation. But it has raised a couple of concerns too. One relates to the choice of a mediator, and the other to the efficacy of mediation at this stage. Mediator neutrality …

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Trauma of partition haunts India and Pakistan today

Share this Article You are free to share this article under the Attribution 4.0 International license. A recent escalation in tensions between India and Pakistan has put a spotlight on the violent history of the two countries’ independence. Historian Priya Satia says that history continues to haunt the Indian subcontinent. …

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View: India in the Islamic world

By D.C. Pathak Amidst the ongoing repercussions of the punitive air strike made by the Indian Air Force to take out the training camp of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) at Balakot in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, the address of India’s External Affairs Minister – Sushma Swaraj – at the Foreign Ministers …

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Why it’s OK for young Muslims to be radical

Radical thought can be positive and progressive, it doesn’t have to mean joining a death cult The legal and moral conundrums posed by the return (or not) of British jihadis following the collapse of the Islamic State “caliphate”has triggered renewed anxiety about the place of Muslim youth in western society. The home secretary, Sajid …

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Indian Muslims are proud of their National Identity

Time and again, Indian Muslims have reaffirmed their pride in Indian Nationalism. “Hindustani” is an identity reflecting nationalism, harmony and assimilation, has remained the bulwark of the Country’s “Unity in Diversity” as well as syncretic culture. The Almighty has sent several Messiah’s during the pre-Prophet period to this land with …

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Confused, hopeful, angry, worried: The many emotions being felt by Heera Gold investors right now

Nowhere Shiekh

Duping in the name of Halal investments is an issue that has left thousands of Indian Muslims confused, scared and angry. Muslims in two cities -Hyderabad and Bangalore are especially at the receiving end, yet there is every chance that unless you are from that region and following local media, …

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Allama Mashriqi on Democracy and the Poor

By Nasim Yousaf “[Translated from Urdu] Because the poor are the majority everywhere in the world, and the capitalists [wealthy] are fewer in numbers everywhere, the concept of having a capitalist ruling the Government in a democracy is unimaginable, provided that the wealthy and the poor have equal voting power.” ̶ …

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An Indian Muslim’s tribute to the former Prime Minister Late Atal Bihari Vajpayee

By S.M. Anwar Hussain,, Yes! Mr Prime Minister. Sometimes truth too slips out of your tongue. You very truly said that the death of our former Prime Minister Mr Atal Bihari Vajpayee is the end of an era. As a prime Minister, he was humane and humanistic, he was a …

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