Why is the world in grip of jehadist menace?

By Saeed Naqvi,

Three momentous events, all in November-December 1979, are the genesis of a great deal of chaos the world faces today.

Schoolgirl writes to Chief Minister, gets road constructed to the village

By IndScribe,

Maimoona Khan, 14, who studies in ninth standard, lives in a small village in Narsinghpur district of Madhya Pradesh.

Why a Plethora of Soap Operas in Ramadan?

By Mohammed Abdul Jawad,

Alas! When Ramadan begins, then those who take delight in watching television dramas get more excited because in Ramadan alone there are dozens of soap operas. It’s not that people neglect the reverence of Ramadan or discard fasting. But, besides fasting in Ramadan, they stay tuned, with punctuality, to watch soap operas and special shows that are broadcasted on different channels.

Was Delhi University fiasco avoidable?

By Abha Dev Habib,

The high drama over FYUP (Four Year Undergraduate Programme) rollback at Delhi University has raised many pertinent questions. Delhi University has become a case study that educators and policymakers must understand before any other educational institution follows the same trajectory knowingly or unknowingly.

China’s crackdown continues on Xinjiang Muslims; bans fasting in Ramadan

By A. Mirsab,,

Battling the continued terrorist acts in the country purported from Uighur Muslims, China has adopted a controversial move of banning millions of Muslims from compulsory fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. Fasting during Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam which is obligatory on every Muslim to observe for the whole month in the day time (from sun rise to sun set).

Rising delivery defaults push demand for ready-to-move homes

By Vinod Behl,

Amid rising property prices, high loan rates and rising delivery defaults, home buyers are increasingly opting for ready-to-move properties to ensure safety of their investment.


Condom, caste and morality

By Yogesh Maitreya


Jaitley's budget mustn't sell rupee short

By Vatsal Srivastava,

The Iraqi crisis and the possibility of an oil supply shock have shown how quickly things can change in the foreign exchange market. The global macro risks that have merged out of the Middle East in recent weeks have pushed crude prices higher by about five percent and this in turn has led to the rupee breach the all important psychological 60 mark to the dollar.

Gujarat police officers must pay compensation

Gulzar Azmi, Secretary (Legal cell) of the Jamiat E Ulama Maharashtra, seeks compensation for the people framed in the Akshardham attack case by police officers.

By Sayed Abdul Aziz,

The names of Adam Ajmeri, Mufti Abdul Qayyum Mansuri, Mohammed Salim Shaikh, Abdul Qadri and Altaf Hussain would have been lost in the dungeons of Gujarat’s prisons, had it not been for the sustained efforts of the Jamiat e Ulama Maharashtra (Arshad Madani).

Striving for gender justice: Overcoming obstacles

By Ram Puniyani,

While on one hand a PIL has been filed for UCC, there is another significant development in this direction. This relates to the personal laws of Muslim community. That ‘Muslim women are subject to more domination and gender injustice’ has been a widespread perception. While as such the Personal laws of different religious communities are not giving due justice to women, the popular focus is mainly on the Muslim community. This despite the fact that there are number of Muslim women’s groups who are striving for gender just civil codes within Muslim community. The recently released Nikahnama (Marriage Norms) by Bhartiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA) is one such leap by Muslim women to overcome the shackles of patriarchal grip on the Muslim women. Model Nikahnama released by BMMA (June 23, 2014) is an important step in this direction, in the direction of empowering Muslim women This tries to give the solution to various problems faced by Muslim women. It outlines the various steps for which the large section of Muslim women is longing for.