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Quiz: A Mughal firman

We all are familiar with famous Mughals. So let’s play a quiz and see if you can figure out which emperor may have issued this royal firman. Translation is below the picture. … therefore in accordance with holy law we … Continue reading

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Iqbal, Jinnah And The Lost Glory Of The Muslims Of India

Mohammad Iqbal, Mohammad Ali Jinnah and Abul Kalam Azad were three of the most influential Muslim leaders in the 20th century. A look at how their political philosophies shaped the destiny of millions of Muslims in the Indian sub-continent. Continue reading

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The “Angry Hindus” And The Muslims

Some Hindus are angry – at Indian state and at Indian Muslims. What are the reasons behind it and what is the rationale? Continue reading

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My Travels to Delhi

Delhi’s present day chaos cannot belittle its grand past, which created a civilisation and shaped the contours of Indo-Muslim identity Continue reading

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Holi’s Muslim History

Though Holi may be a Hindu festival it has a Muslim history too. Continue reading

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Jamiat in Jeopardy: Uncle-Nephew Strife Splits Leading Indian Ulema Body

The power grabbing politics, contrary to the ‘Islamic’ lip-service, leading to Jamiat split Continue reading

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Rethinking Islam And Hinduism

In this time of heightened tensions between Hindus and Muslims, there is a need to rethink the two religions. Continue reading

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Cow’s Urine As Medicine!

What is behind the recent proposal of Uttarakhand government to procure Cow’s urine? Continue reading

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My Vision For India – Pluralism, Secularism, Economic Growth

Kaleem Kawaja writes about his vision of India as pluralistic, secular and economically strong. Continue reading

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Neither ‘Hindu’ Nor ‘Muslim’ But A Bit of Both – Rajasthan’s Cheeta-Merats

A little known community in Rajastan follows a syncretic form of Hinduism and Islam. Continue reading

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