Hyderabad emerges as hub of campaign against Uniform Civil Code

By Mohammed Shafeeq

Hyderabad : This historic city with a rich Muslim past has been at the forefront of most national campaigns on issues related to the community. And with the movement against a discussion on the Uniform Civil Code by the Law Commission gathering strength, it once again finds itself in the lead.

In centenary year, an academy to honour Bismillah Khan

By Quaid Najmi

Mumbai : Over two decades ago, shehnai maestro Ustad Bismillah Khan heard a young woman singer, Soma Ghosh, at the ISKCON Auditorium here, and invited her to a musical 'jugalbandi'.

Almost petrified by the unexpected invitation from a towering personality like Khan Sa'b -- as the world addressed him -- Soma didn't dare take up the gauntlet.

Kashmir's 100-day shutdown: Time refuses to heal

By Sheikh Qayoom

Srinagar : The almost daily anti-government protests, the curfew and near-total shutdowns, and a host of other restrictions sparked by the July 8 killing of a young militant enters its 100th day on Monday. With no respite in sight, both the separatists and authorities seem to be looking to 'Time' to resolve matters -- one way or the other.

Why BAPSA's support to Muslim Right is problematic: Part Two

मोदी ने किया दशहरे का राजनीतिकरण, 'जय श्रीराम' के नारे के साथ दिया भाषण

सिद्धांत मोहन,

लखनऊ/ वाराणसी : आज पूरे देश में दशहरा मनाया जा रहा है. इसे आम बोलचाल की भाषा में 'बुराई पर अच्छाई की जीत' के पर्व के रूप में देखा जाता है. लेकिन इस बार दशहरा जैसे पर्व का पूरा परिप्रेक्ष्य और पूरा मतलब ही राजनीतिक कर दिया गया है, ऐसा लगता है. कम से कम प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी का दशहरा तो ऐसा ही लगता है.

We must address the issue of begging among Muslims

By Kouser Fathima for

According to data released in June, one in every four beggars is a Muslim. This is a worrying sign; given that Muslims already have the lowest living standards due to educational deprivation and economic backwardness in the country.

Government schemes, microfinance can go a long way in empowering Muslim women

By Moin Qazi for

“Wujood-e-zan se hai tasveer-e-kainaat mein rang,”
(The colours of the universe are there because of the existence of womankind)

-- Allama Iqbal

A mother is a school. Empower her and you empower a great nation.
—Hafez Ibrahim, Egyptian poet (1872-1932)

Mumbai order on Surya Namaskar is interfaith discrimination and curtailment of fundamental rights

Dr Syed Zafar Mahmood for

The municipal corporation of Greater Mumbai (BMC) has made Surya Namaskar mandatory for all students in its 1200 schools. A petition challenging the order is now pending before the Bombay High Court whose division bench has, however, refused to stay its operation saying 'don't go on the name, it is just an exercise which is good for the body'. Even at the introduction stage the High Court had asked 'what's the harm if the BMC has made Surya Namaskar compulsory?' Let us analyse the merits of this judicial stand.

Who gets to decide the boundaries of madrassa curriculum?

By Muddassir Ahmad Qasmi for

A self-effacing Litterateur: Professor Najmul Hoda

By Mohammad Sajjad for