The writer is general secretary, Muslims for Secular Democracy, and co-editor, ‘Communalism Combat’
Alternative legal redress systems are needed and welcome. But, as debate in the UK has shown, sharia councils are the preserves of clerics who are intolerant of women’s equality and rights.
Those opposing Jinnah’s portrait share an ideological heritage with him: An exclusive idea of nationhood.
Liberal democrats owe it to themselves to choose their words and fora responsibly.
New law criminalising triple talaq may not be in best interests of Muslim women. Solution lies elsewhere
But it is not yet clear if the headline-grabbing decrees will add up to reform or mirage
US conservatives made Trump denounce hate. RSS can learn from them
Can passages of the Quran be cherry-picked — to embrace what is appealing and to skirt around what is not ? That is the question
Need to ask, on sidelines of triple talaq debate: Is polygamy constitutionally valid? Is it un-Quranic?
Muslim women opposing triple talaq, polygamy face attack, but are fighting back.
SC stand on triple talaq remains to be seen. But male monopoly over reading of Islam is under serious challenge.
Bombay HC’s verdict upholding the constitutional right of women to enter the sanctum sanctorum of Haji Ali dargah could serve as a “get real” signal to the custodians of Indian Islam.
Across the Muslim world, Zakir Naik promotes religious prejudice, if not hatred.
Bandukwala dithers. But for many 2002 survivors, the issue is: No justice, no peace.
Those committed to gender parity are hoping for early verdicts from the Bombay High Court and the Supreme Court
Let’s talk state responsibility for the lynching at Dadri. PM’s response skirts the issue
No doubt the killers must have prayed prior to the carnage beginning with the words, “Bismillahirrahmanirrahim".
Religion doesn’t need reform, its followers do.
Madani's outburst against the Congress and secular forces articulates growing Muslim frustration. But there is limited room for manoeuvre.
The middle class seems to think saying sorry is enough to move on from gross violations.
If you love Modi,you must love his parivar too