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“Muslim Ummah- The way forward” provides an answer to what Islam asks of us as humans

By Nikhat Iqbal Today we stand in a moment,or many moments,where people talk about the world being broken.For many of us,globally and historically it has been broken and breaking and completely destroyed already, time and time again. How do we move forward then? How do we reconceptualise societies that are …

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Muslim man’s library with 4,000 copies of Bhagavad Gita, Quran and Bible set on fire

By Muslim Mirror Staff New Delhi: Miscreants burnt a library run by a 62-year-old daily wage in Mysuru city of Karnataka on Friday. There were over 11,000 books in the library, including 3000 beautiful copies of the Bhagavad Gita, over a 1000 copies of the Holy Quran and Bible, reported …

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IAS Faiz opens 100 public libraries in 150 days in Jharkhand’s Jamtara district

By Muslim Mirror Staff New Delhi: Faiz Aquil Ahmed Mumtaz, District Magistrate of Jamtara in Jharkhand, has renovated 118 dilapidated government buildings and converted them into public libraries in the past five months. He has inaugurated around 100 of them and the remaining ones are likely to be opened soon. …

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Demonizing Muslims a dangerous trend says a book

Denial and deprivation By Staff Reporter New Delhi: A book ‘Denial and Deprivation: Indian Muslims after the Sachar Committee and Rangnath Mishra Commission Reports’, published in 2019 by Abdur Rahman has incorporated following comments by  a Chennai based journalist Syed Ali Mujtaba in the section Demonizing Muslims. Mujtaba cautions that …

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How these Muslim authors are writing the wrongs

Five years ago, in the run-up to another general election, Nazia Erum became a mother. “I was struck by fear about giving my newborn daughter a Muslim-sounding name. It was the first time we had an election with barbed rhetoric dividing Hindu and Muslims,” she says. Erum, 32, sought out …

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Privatisation, liberalism, political openness: What characterises India’s new Muslim elite?

For the sake of analysis, I find four interesting characteristics of the contemporary Muslim elite – its self-perception as a class, its imagination of Indian Islam, its caste background and its political openness. We must note that the Muslim elite is not at all homogeneous. They come from different regions; …

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A Muslim and an Indian

Rumina Sethi Why is it that the moderates and the liberal minded among the Muslim middle class do not write and speak more frequently to put matters in perspective in a world that is increasingly becoming bigoted towards them? This perception is based on my response to newspaper editorials and …

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The Bullies of Partition: How the Muslim League silenced the majority of Indian Muslims strongly opposed to the creation of Pakistan

A majority of Muslims in pre-independent India were opposed to the two-nation theory and creation of Pakistan, argues a new book titled, Muslims Against Partition, written by scholar Shamsul Islam. A Wecome Book: Muslims Against Partition, Shamsul Islam (Pharos Media & Publishing Pvt Ltd) Islam argues that the Muslim League under …

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No lessons learnt from the past, ‘Military History of India’ makes clear

By Vishnu Makhijani, New Delhi : Sometime in 2001-02, a Group of Ministers headed by L.K. Advani, the then Deputy Prime Minister, had accepted a recommendation of a task force headed by Arun Singh, a former Minister of State for Defence, to create the post of a Chief of Defence …

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