Indian Muslim

Dalit Sahitya Samman Sammelan held at Imphal

By Dr Syed Ahmed,,

Imphal: Awards were conferred to as many as 80 persons working in different fields in recognition of their dedication to their services at the 3rd Rastriya Dalit Sahitya Samman Sammelan held here.

Blind dancers of Articulate Ability perform in Boston

From Darkness Unto Light, they lead us all ...

By Umang Kumar,

Boston: They ended their performance by dancing to a piece which took its title from a Sanskrit sloka, “Tamaso Ma Jyotirgamaya,” - “Lead me from Darkness unto Light,” - urging the powers Almighty to lead them towards light - and yet it seemed that it was they who were leading us in the audience to ever-increasing light and vision.

Activists spell out need for formation of ‘National Diversity Movement’

By TCN News,

New Delhi: Bahujan Diversity Mission has launched a nation-wide movement to ensure representation to Scheduled castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) in private sectors.

National President of the Mission Shri H.L. Dusadh stressed upon the need of formation of a broader alliance small groups working in every state to achieve the goal. He was speaking at the 9th Diversity Day, celebrated at Indian Social Institute.

Kashmiri youth patriotic, IS flag waving by misguided elements: Javadekar

New Delhi: With sighting of some people waving the flag of the brutal jihadist Islamic State group in Srinagar Friday, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said that Kashmiri youth are "patriotic" but "some misguided elements hold different banners at different times".

Javadekar, addressing media persons at the Foreign Correspondents Club of South Asia here, said in answer to a query that "ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria or Islamic State) represents yet another face of terrorism, and the kind of radicalization is of concern".

‘Bharat Ratna for Sir Syed Ahmad Khan’

By Jasim Mohammad,

Emergence of Sir Syed Ahamd Khan on Indian horizon was not an ordinary incident but has proved to be a mile stone in the history of the Indian sub-continent.

Sir Syed Ahmad Khan began his life and work when the Mughal empire was on decline and the sun of British empire was rising fast. At that time Indian Muslims were standing on a cross road from where they were not getting any direction or guidance. In this bleak and dark scenario, emerged Sir Syed Ahmad Khan like a shining star.

Realising Sir Syed’s Dreams

By Dr Shakeel Samdani,

As we prepare to celebrate in 2017 the 200th anniversary of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, founder of the Aligarh Muslim University, there are moves to belittle his invaluable contribution. There is no denying of the fact that Sir Syed contributed immensely in the field of education, agriculture, legislation and journalism but for many, his main mission represented by the Aligarh Movement has not achieved desired result.

‘Rather than increase number of schools, necessary to improve educational standard’

By Mohammed Saleem Khaleefa,

I would like to pay my respectful tributes to a great scholar and a noble soul on his 197th Anniversary with some memorable quotes and facts from the life of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan. He gave us a beautiful gift, the gift of modern education and his work has helped and inspired millions of Indian Muslim and non-Muslims.

Hue and cry over madarsas unwarranted: Left Front

Kolkata: Amid reports that suspected militants involved in the Oct 2 West Bengal blast were radicalised in a madarsa, the Left Front Friday expressed concern over the minority educational institutions coming under fire.

Accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party of creating an environment of fear, Left Front chairman Biman Bose said the majority community's indulgence in communalism will result in the minority following suit.

AMU celebrates Sir Syed’s 197th birth anniversary

By TCN News,

Aligarh: “Aligarh Muslim University students should search in themselves the formula for a successful life and career and not in the historical figures”, said the Lt. Governor of Delhi, Najeeb Jung today at the Aligarh Muslim University Athletics Ground. He was addressing the commemoration Meeting held on the occasion of 197th birth anniversary of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, founder of the AMU.


कैप्टन अब्बास अली- एक शख्स जिसने सियासत के मेयार को बुलंद रखा

By शेष नारायण सिंह,

कैप्टन अब्बास अली 94 साल की उम्र में अलविदा कह गए। कप्तान साहेब एक बेहतरीन इन्सान थे। आज़ाद हिन्द फौज का यह कप्तान जब अपनी बुलंदी पर था तो उसने किसी तरह का समझौता नहीं किया। और यह बुलंदी उनकी ज़िंदगी में हमेशा बनी रही। उनकी एक ही तमन्ना थी कि ज़िंदगी भर किसी पर आश्रित न हों। उम्र के नब्बे साल पूरे होने पर उनकी आत्मकथा को दिल्ली में प्रकाशित किया गया था। शायद इस किताब का शीर्षक यही सोच कर रखा गया होगा। शीर्षक है, “ न रहूँ किसी का दस्तनिगर” और 11 अक्टूबर को कप्तान साहेब ने आख़िरी सांस ली उसके एक दिन पहले तक अपने हाथ पाँव से चलते रहे और शान से चले गए। 94 साल की उम्र में कप्तान साहेब जब गए तो किसी के सहारे नहीं रहे। उनके बेटे कुर्बान अली हमेशा उनको अपने साथ दिल्ली में रखना चाहते थे लेकिन कप्तान साहेब अपनी कर्मभूमि अलीगढ़ और बुलंदशहर को कभी नहीं भूलते थे। मौक़ा लगते ही अलीगढ़ चले जाते थे। उनकी ज़िंदगी के बारे में शायद बहुत कुछ नहीं लिखा जाएगा क्योंकि वे डॉ राम मनोहर लोहिया की उस राजनीतिक परंपरा के अलमबरदार थे जिसमें सरकारी ओहदे के लिए राजनेता को कोशिश न करने की हिदायत है। लेकिन इस बहादुर इंसान की ज़िंदगी को कलमबंद होना चाहिए ताकि आने वाली नस्लों को मालूम रहे कि खुर्जा कस्बे के पास के गाँव कलंदर गढ़ी में एक ऐसा इंसान भी रहता था जिसने मानवीय आचरण की हर बुलंदी को नापा था।