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Namaz At India Islamic Cultural Centre

India Islamic Cultural Center (IICC) takes your breath away with its beautiful dome, intricate calligraphy and delicate design. With the objective to “promote understanding among the people of different religion and help the promotion of the cause of national integration,” it has quickly become an important institution. Continue reading

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Madrasa Reforms And Inter-Faith Dialogue

Maulana Khalid Saifullah Rehmani speaks to Yoginder Sikand on Madrasa reforms, incorporation of English and Science in Madrasa curriculum and role played be Madrasas in interfaith dialogue . Continue reading

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Islam And Compassion – An Scriptural, Historical And Contemporary Perspective

The Qur’an in fact is book of guidance, not of war and encourages Muslims to live in peace and harmony and coexist with all people be they unbelievers or Jews or Christians or of any other persuasion whatsoever. Continue reading

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5 Things Muslims Should Have Done!

A muslim in India, has the same responsibility to protect his country as any other citizen. Not burying the terrorists is not good enough. A list of 5 things Indian Muslims should have done after the Mumbai attacks. 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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Journalistic Fascism And Indian Muslims

An extensive interview of Ajit Sahi of Tehelka focusing on role played by Indian media in portraying Indian Muslims as perpetuators of terrorism. Continue reading

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Taqlid, Ijtihad And Democracy

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan argues that the reason for the backwardness of present-day Muslim thought is the refusal to engage in ijtihad, to come out of the boundaries of the established corpus of fiqh and to gain guidance directly from the Quran and Hadith. Continue reading

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How Secular Is India Today?

India is called world’s greatest democracy but recent communal incidents and political indifference has put a question mark on its secular identity. Continue reading

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Taqlidi Versus Ijtihadi Approaches

Muslims must develop the approach of ijtihad (dynamic and creative) rather than taqlid (stagnant and imitative of past precedent) to resolve contemporary issues. Continue reading

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Madrasas And Sectarian Conflict

Maulana Waris Mazhari in his book argues that madrasas should focus on providing Islamic education that is free from old sectarianism. Continue reading

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