Monthly Archives: April 2007

Picture Of The Day: Muslim Man Selling Posters Of Hindu Gods

Found this interesting picture at Flickr. The photographer tell us it was clicked in Varanasi.

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Kausar Bi: Killed And Burnt By The Police

Last week came out the startling news about the fake encounter of Sohrabuddin Sheikh that led to the arrest of the top police officials of Gujarat. Now the Gujarat government has admitted in the Supreme Court that his wife, Kausar … Continue reading

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Standing Alone In Mecca – Review By Sadia Dehlvi

Sadia Dehlvi recently reviewed the captioned book for the weekly Outlook. The author of this book is Asra Nomani whose life story is quite fascinating. In a charming personal narrative, Nomani navigates through a crisis of faith brought upon by … Continue reading

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Strategy for Indian Muslims

Saiyid Hamid, chancellor of Jamia Hamdard and former VC of AMU, in the editorial of April issue of Nation and the World writes: The strategy for Muslims, therefore, ought to be twofold; first, continue watching the implementation and demanding corection … Continue reading

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Muslim women who know the Quran and can teach their children to check RSS feeds

The changes in the curriculum of Madrasas was long due. The recent events have forced women to come out of their hiding and take charge of things. The ulemas of India have kept the women behind veils for long based … Continue reading

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Supreme court: The reason why we should trust the judiciary

The HT reports THREE SENIOR officials of the Indian Police Service (IPS) were arrested by the Gujarat Police on Tuesday on the charge of murder for their alleged role in the killing of a man described as a Lashkar-e-Tayyeba cadre … Continue reading

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Tum bilkul hum jaisey nikley – Fahmida Riaz

Guest Post by Raza Rumi After reading some of the recent posts and comments on the communal politics and the [ab]use of religion, I recalled an interesting article (published in the Hindustan Times November 2005) by Khushwant Singh entitled Voice … Continue reading

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Quality education for muslims: a distant dream?

The fact that Muslims need reforms in each and every sphere of life is an open truth. Education being the most important one. When it comes to education, I need not give any stats to prove one simple fact that … Continue reading

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Kya inka irada ‘pak’ hai?

BJP media cell incharge Prabhat Jha said ads were released after considering all pros and cons. Senior BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi also dismissed the objections and insisted that the ad campaign was not communal and was only projecting the … Continue reading

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IM Blog welcomes Syed Shahid Abbas as a new contributor. Originally from Patna, he studied for an MBBS degree at AMU and is currently enrolled in MPH program at Johns Hopkins University. CNN-IBN correspondent Seemi Pasha, recently reported on the … Continue reading

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