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Tippu Sultan: Distorting the history for political polarization

By Hafeez Muhyudheen Tippu Sultan’s legacy has been questioned and lead to controversy in Karnataka for several times as part of politicizing a historical figure. Some right wing thinkers are secretly implicating their agenda on Karnataka’s history, literature and culture by portraying Tippu Sultan as a “religious bigot”. For that …

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Sikh and Hindu residents of a village in Punjab rebuild a mosque that has been in ruins since 1947

At a time when the secular structure of the nation is often under siege, Punjab is providing a new ray of hope. Shortly on the heels of the creation of a new district Malerkotla with a Muslim majority, the State has reported two heart-waming incidents of communal harmony and appreciation …

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An Indo-American’s pursuit for vanishing Islamic heritage sites  

By Syed Ali Mjtaba Chennai: Mr. Siraj Thakor, from Toronto, Canada, has undertaken the monumental task of creating an online database of all the Islamic Heritage Sites of India. He likes to preserve it digitally and make it available to all to cherish the Islamic past of this great country. …

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Colonel Mahboob Ahmad :- Great Freedom Fighter of India, Hero of Indian National Army.

Colonel Mehaboob Ahmad, who declared ‘ I have only one birth. If I had another thousand births, I would voluntarily submit them all to Subhas Chandra Bose to achieve his aim’ played an important role in Indian National Army for the emancipation of the motherland India, was born on 19 …

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Asaf Ali : freedom fighter and noted Indian lawyer

Asaf Ali born on 11th May 1888 was an freedom fighter and noted Indian lawyer. He was the first Indian Ambassador to the United States. Asaf Ali was in London when Syed Ameer Ali founded the London Muslim League and attended the Universal Races Congress in London in 1911. He …

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Hyderabad’s MESCO is a beacon of quality education combined with social service for the minorities 

By Nikhat Fatima, Muslim Mirror MESCO is a household name in Hyderabad today not just because of the various educational institutes they have established over the years but because of their philanthropic activities in health care and other social services. MESCO – Muslim Educational and Social Cultural Organization was established …

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Begum Hazrat Mahal

Woh rutba paaya tha humne watan me, usi ki badaulat hui ye ladai. Adoo banke aaye jo the dost apne, na thi jiski umeed, ki woh burai. “The glory we had in the country, This fight is for that Our enemies came disguised as friends They did the evil things …

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Empires Based on Religion are Bound to Decay

Religion combined with power has the potential to corrupt even the best of minds. History can provide numerous testimony to it. However, when it comes to Muslims, the scenario worsens. The Abbasids, thé Umayyads, the Ottomans etc all present a classic example of deterioration of religious/moral values of Muslims with …

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Why the present-day world cannot survive without the concept of nationalism: An antithesis to Caliphate

The concept of Nationalism refers to an idea and movement that promotes the interests of a particular nation over its homeland. The core meaning of Nationalism holds that each nation should govern itself, free from outside interference and has the right of self-determination and that a nation is a natural …

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