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Monday, December 06, 2021

Firoz Bakht Ahmed

The writer is chancellor, Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad

Facilitating the return of Kashmiri Pandits
Sun, Oct 10, 2021

The displaced community must be welcomed back in an atmosphere of peace and harmony in the Valley

Why Supreme Court must dismiss misguided petition against 26 Quranic verses
Thu, Mar 25, 2021

There is not a single verse in the holy Quran which promotes violence or terrorism, if read in its proper context.

Predictable tragedy of Partition
Sat, Aug 15, 2020

Both India and Pakistan lost out when the Subcontinent got divided in 1947

Some lessons for Rahul
Wed, Jul 15, 2020

As a major Opposition leader, it is natural for Rahul Gandhi to oppose the government. But this is a time for him to show that he doesn’t care about scoring brownie points.

Organisers of Tablighi Jamaat have hurt the fight against the coronavirus
Fri, Apr 03, 2020

The Muslim community, not only in India but across the world, must know that the Prophet (peace be upon him) instructed the community to stay at home in case of emergencies such as this. In the case of epidemics and pandemics, the Prophet (PBUH) clearly stated that nobody should either go to somebody else’s house or invite anyone.

My dear Shaheen Bagh: No reason for you to fear CAA, or, if it comes, the NRC
Fri, Feb 21, 2020

Another fallacy that has been doing the rounds has been that the CAA, NPR and NRC have been created to turn India into a “Brahminical society”, or that the “Hindutva” mindset will rule supreme. This is all gibberish propaganda by the Opposition that has lost its ground.

Muslims need to shun opportunist leaders and shed congealed stereotypes
Wed, Nov 13, 2019

PM Modi, who tells them to hold the Quran in one hand and a computer in the other, has been their well-wisher. However, Opposition leaders have been misleading them. It is time Muslims stopped being misled by such leaders who keep instigating the community against the RSS and the BJP.

Time for assimilation
Thu, Jun 13, 2019

Muslim voters must give BJP a chance, see if their genuine aspirations are addressed

Jamia Millia Islamia: Quota is not the answer
Fri, Feb 25, 2011

Minority status will only hurt,not help,Jamia Millia Islamia.

Playing with words
Sun, Jul 26, 2009

It once held children under its spell but then the spell broke. Khilauna,a popular Urdu magazine for children,went out of print in 1987 but for those brought up on it...

The magnificent aam aadmi
Thu, Dec 28, 2006

Remembering Mirza Ghalib’s passion for mangoes on his 210th birth anniversary

The healing
Fri, Nov 04, 2005

Let us celebrate this Eid. It’s not that we are numb to the feelings of those who have lost loved ones and those who were injured in De...

Mohammad’s battle for Rubina and Fauzia
Wed, Apr 20, 2005

When her parents asked her to wear burqa while attending classes at the Jamia Millia Islamia University in Delhi, Rubina refused to comply. ...

Can you see the ferment within?
Tue, Aug 05, 2003

It seems that Indian Muslim women — admittedly, not all — are on the fast track. Thanks mainly to awareness owing to education. Th...

A Kashmiri truth
Thu, Jun 12, 2003

Today, it saddens me and my Hindu Dogra friends to see the beautiful valley of Kashmir and, for that matter, the entire world being cleaved ...

Timur’s rath
Thu, Mar 13, 2003

In India, Muharram has been revered by all communities, especially the Hindu communities dwelling in Varanasi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Allahabad, ...

Thu, Feb 13, 2003

Once the Prophet Mohammed received a Christian guest from Najran in his house. There was no meal at night except the milk of a she-goat. The...

Stop this politicisation of the iftar
Thu, Dec 05, 2002

The Capital’s iftar parties have a life of their own. True, this year the scene was somewhat muted, with the president, the prime minis...

Eid your heart out
Thu, Nov 28, 2002

Eid-Ul-Fitr is an occasion when the joys of reconciliation and eating are shared by one and all. After the long month of fasting, the Eid fe...

Hindu-Muslim ties are a-changing
Thu, Dec 25, 1997

The demolition of the Babri masjid, however barbaric, was not without its blessings as it initiated in Muslims a silent process of stock-ta...