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Thursday, December 09, 2021

A. Faizur Rahman

The writer is secretary general, Islamic Forum for the Promotion of Moderate Thought, Chennai.

How the unwitting Islamophobia of elite Indian Muslims damages the community
Tue, Oct 05, 2021

A. Faizur Rahman writes: There is a growing tendency among Muslim elites to sacrifice truth at the altar of unwarranted self-criticism and express righteous indignation at acts their community did not commit.

Attempt in Saudi Arabia to restore and reform Islamic law is welcome
Wed, Feb 17, 2021

There can be no doubt that these reforms signal a major theological shift, and if implemented successfully, will prove to be a watershed moment in the history of Sunni Islam.

Scapegoating moderate Muslim is a bid to discredit attempts within community to reclaim Islam from extremists
Thu, Nov 12, 2020

If the “moderate Muslim” can be accused of being an apologist for Islam, the “agnostic Muslim” too sounds like an apologist for the Islamophobes.

Withdrawal of judiciary from adjudication of religious matters will allow patriarchal clergy to take over
Sat, Mar 23, 2019

Without going into the merits of the triple talaq and Sabarimala rulings cited by Mustafa, it may be pointed out that in both these cases certain religious practices were subjected to the essentiality test because those traditions.

Why Criminalise?
Fri, Dec 15, 2017

Centre’s draft law on triple talaq misreads the Supreme Court judgment

The Word and its meanings
Tue, Aug 22, 2017

Muslims can interpret the Quran without questioning its divine authorship

Go back to the text
Sat, Nov 20, 2010

Making sense of Deoband’s fatwas on divorce.

The big saffron roadblock
Thu, Oct 21, 2010

If the Ayodhya dispute isn’t to hold us back,the Centre must step up and act as a mediator