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Islam, Muslims and the West

Much is being written regarding the Charlie Hebdo issue in Paris, France. I do not condone any killing but at the same time I do not support issues that violate human rights, religious freedom or freedom of speech and thoughts. 1,796 more words

Iqbal apprehensions have bearing. But Indian Muslims will prove better Indians.


Every Indian knows Sare Jahan Se Achcha Hindustan Hamara, but few may recall who wrote it. The song was an instant hit when Sir Muhammad Iqbal, or Allama Iqbal, wrote it in 1904. 1,786 more words

Indian Independence

Pope Francis prays at Historic Blue Mosque in Turkey.

Pope Francis is in the historic city of Istanbul, on the second part of a three-day visit to Turkey. His first stop was the Blue Mosque – also known as Sultan Ahmet – where he met Muslim leaders. 141 more words

Blue Mosque

The Problem with Muslim Discourse Today - Elevating Slander and Divisiveness Above Faith

By Saif Syed

Dear Mr. Nazim Baksh,

Assalam-alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

As I write a response to a hurtful, dishonest, misleading, and divisive article titled… 1,368 more words

Dr. Tariq Ramadan

Hijab Tourism Redux: World Hijab Day Edition

Sigh. IT’S BACK.

World Hijab Day, started last year, is back this Saturday for round two. The event was started by a Muslim woman (and hijabi) Nazma Khan as a way to foster better understanding by encouraging non-Muslims to “walk a mile in the shoes of a hijabi.” … 2,371 more words


Niqab, religeous or cultural ! ?

Once again, Muslims of Britain are under the microscope. The recent controversy in UK on the Niqab ( face veil worn by muslim women) started when a woman in court was ordered to remove her veil while presenting herself as witness. 232 more words


Faith Reborn

I always thought that our generation is doomed. The next generation will see our museums and our broken mosques and temples and tell their childrens the tales of our civilization or it may be the end of Human race at all. 364 more words