Indian Muslims Blog wishes all its readers a peaceful and blessed Eid. Depending upon local moonsighting or predetermined date Muslims all over the world would be celebrating Eid either on 30th September, 1st October or 2nd October 2008. Continue reading Wishing All Readers A Peaceful And Blessed Eid
Within two months of the terrible tragedy at Naina Devi temple in Himachal Pradesh, at least 147 people have lost their lives in a stampede at Chamunda Devi temple in Jodhpur. Continue reading Jodhpur Temple Stampede – 147 Killed, Hundreds Injured
Mehrauli, a suburb of Delhi was in the news last week as the site of a bomb blast that killed three persons and injured about a dozen people. In this same late monsoon month going back about 170 years, starting in early 1800s, the same Mehrauli, a suburb of Delhi, has been the site of the glorious annual communal harmony event called, “Phool Walon Ki Sair”. Continue reading Mehrauli Bomb Blast And Phool Walon Ki Sair
“Oh you who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that you many learn piety and rightousness” (Qur’an, al-Baqarah, 2:183)
In a few days the blessed month of Ramadan will be over. Muslims all over the world fast from dawn till duskÃ‚Â for a month that culminates into the joyous festival of Eid. Ramadan 2008 have been particularly bloody in India with bomb blasts rockings the capital and a police encounter in Jamia Nagar killing three alleged terrorists.
The recent terror attacks have left a fear in the mind of people living in the country. Innocents are being killed all over through these cowardly acts committed by some mindless people. I don’t know what purpose they serve by killing the innocent? What message they are trying to give to the common man? Several families have lost their sole earners; small children have been left alone to survive in this world as they lost their parents to an untimely death. Continue reading Living in Fear
Name of the Book: Islam in Post-Modern WorldÃ¢â‚¬â€Prospects and Problems
Author: Asghar Ali Engineer
Publisher: Hope India, Gurgaon (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The title of this book is, admittedly, somewhat misleading. What exactly is ‘post-modern’, a term that the book purports to address, but nowhere does it define what the author means by it? Can one talk of a ‘post-modern’ world when for vast numbers of people ‘modernity’ (whatever that may mean) itself seems far out of reach? Continue reading Book Review: Islam In Post-Modern World
Media has lost its credibility is an oft repeated sentiment but sadly, increasingly true. This expression was loudly voiced at the Jamia Milia Islamia on Wednesday (24th Sep 2008). Continue reading Media “Hai Hai”
Sixty-one years ago as the independent sovereign nation of India dawned on the global horizon, its leaders led by a visionary Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru boldly declared that the new nation will be a secular democracy. In these sixtyone years, despite frequent travails and tribulations in an ethnically and religiously diverse nation, where at least six major religions and thirteen major languages flourish, as IndiaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s neighours have faltered, India has continued to thrive as a modern, secular democracy. Continue reading India: A Secular Democracy Strains For Balance
News narratives are complex, especially during times of crises. Journalism professional values often call for striking a balance between the various demands of the sociology of journalism with a focus on balance and fairness. This is not a simple case of reporting or copy editing, but works at various filtering mechanisms such as newsroom culture, biases and ideology, shared values, competition etc.
Continue reading Delhi Shootout: Hindustan Times’s Complex Narrative
A picture speaks a thousand words. Well the above photograph screams, screams words counting way beyond thousand. At first look it is the story of the victory of Delhi Police who has in record time apparently solved the Delhi blasts case and blasts in Jaipur, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad too. Continue reading The Delhi Police Code