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Watch: This powerful short film thanking PM Modi for banning Triple Talaq

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Social Coffee published a video expressing its gratitude towards Prime Minister Modi for outlawing the inhumane practice of Triple Talaq, the traditional Islamic practice permitted Muslim men to divorce their wives by repeating the word ‘Talaq’ thrice. The video was conceptualized, written and …

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India’s Muslim Minority Should Join the National Mainstream

Anti-CAA protest in Mumbai, India, 12/19/2019 © arun sambhu mishra / Shutterstock Ever since the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) enacted the Citizenship Amendment Act that discriminates specifically against Muslim asylum seekers, India’s Muslim minority has been protesting and agitating. It is reacting against what it perceives to be majoritarian …

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Almighty’s trials of hardship: To check the level of patience

Without worrying about hardship that is being faced in the world, which is the place of trials and tribulations, one should be joyous to take such hardship and suffering as an opportunity and blessing to become a patient and tolerant person. Because, according to the Quran, Almighty God does not …

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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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