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Can Madrassas be compared with RSS run Schools?

March 6, 2017 - 10:51 am in Education

Digvijay Singh’s tweet ‘Madrassas and Sarswati Shishu mandirs (SSM), both spread hate’ (Feb 23 2017) has evoked lot of response from diverse sections. On one hand Muslim groups have taken him on for demonization of Madrassas, and on the other, RSS supporters…

Madrasa Discourses: Reconciliation between Islamic theology & modern science

January 9, 2017 - 1:35 pm in Education

Recently, University of Notre Dame of Indiana, USA has introduced an extensive program “Madrasa Discourses” aimed at advancing scientific and theological…

Whither Justice for Religious Minorities

October 19, 2016 - 12:40 pm in Reforms

Retired Justice of Supreme Court Justice Markandey Katju wrote (26 September 2016) to the Supreme Court judges, “You are aware that one Ikhilaq was…

Political class is fragmenting Indian Social Fabric

July 20, 2016 - 1:06 pm in Governance

No one is interested in finding the truth. The truth sometimes becomes Hindu, sometimes Muslim and sometimes Christian or else. The facts and circumstances are interpreted as per the convenience of the concerned persons or the authorities. Sometimes the concept…

Muhammad Ali : The man who shook the world

June 6, 2016 - 11:46 am in Faiths

Conversion as a powerful statement against segregation and subjugation Muhammad Ali is no more but his death has revived him more than ever and his popularity transcended nations and nationalities. One thing is certain that there is no one like him and its…

Growing Intolerance

November 27, 2015 - 9:36 pm in Culture

Recently in an interview at an award function, Amir Khan, mentioned that his wife, Kiran asked him whether they should leave the country. To Amir Khan, the statement of his wife was disastrous and indicated growing intolerance in the country. Though we condemn…

STOP Demonizing Islam

November 26, 2015 - 3:28 pm in Faiths

Perhaps, no religion of world permits destruction and violence; instead they all preach for peace and harmony among human beings. However, western countries belonging to a particular color of skin think themselves as superior from others, have grouped together…

Emperor Aurangzeb: A Victim of false propaganda

August 31, 2015 - 1:30 pm in Society

Aurangzeb is victim of false propaganda against him. Fact is that he was a pious person, despite being the mighty emperor of wealthiest empire in the world, he did not lead luxurious life.   As per instructions of Islam, he led a frugal life.  He ate very…

Khudai Khidmatgar working for de-radicalisation of Muslim youth

August 14, 2015 - 6:25 pm in Society

Khudai Khidmatgar, a social organisation active during pre-partitioned India was founded by Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan. Khudai Khidmatgar or servants of God, was started by the Frontier Gandhi initially as an organisation aimed at social reform in North East Frontier…

Bhakti-Sufi Traditions: Uniting Humanity

May 8, 2015 - 4:30 pm in Faiths

In contemporary times, religions’ identity is being used as cover for political agenda. Be it the terrorist violence or the sectarian nationalism in various parts of the World, religion is used to mask the underlying politics. While one was talking of separation…