Changing notions of Ulama regarding modern education: A historical perspective

By Yaqoob Murtaza Sir Syed – the founder of Aligarh Muslim university- was a man of broad vision, selflessness and self-sacrifice. Of course, he devoted his entire life for the upliftment of Muslim community and tried his level best to improve social, educational and economic backwardness of Muslims. Though he was a man of foresight and has done to some extent great contribution for his community and nation as well but unfortunately he neither got recognition from his community nor from his contemporary Ulama. Muslim Ulama of his time have…

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Reason behind Latinizing name of Muslim scientists , philosophers and scholars

By Dr. Zakir Hussain The Latinisation of legendary Muslim stalwarts’ names –  whose pathbreaking contributions in different aspects of human life enlightened the world – has probably eroded the sense of affinity the Muslims ought to have with their legendary coreligionists. The incessant decline of Muslims on one hand and the process of orientalism effected the whole set-up, leading to changes in names and nomenclature. Today, only a small number of Muslims are aware of the real names of many top Muslim scientists, philosophers, scholars whose inventions served as base…

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Elgar Parishad organisers stand with Sharjeel Usmani, slam RSS over FIRs lodged against him

New Delhi: The organisers of the Elgar Parishad conclave on Sunday expressed their solidarity with Muslim activist Sharjeel Usmani after cases were registered against him in connection with his speech delivered at the program held in Pune on 30 January. ”Sangh Pariwar again provoked their casteist and communal hatred by targeting Sharjeel,” read a post by Bhima Koregaon Shaurya Din Prerna Abhiyaan, the group that organised the event. The group issued a statement saying that the organizers of the Elgar Parishad, are firmly standing with Usmani. The statement notes that ”great…

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Mathura court issues notice to Shahi Idgah Masjid committee on plea seeking removal of the 17th-century mosque

New Delhi: A Mathura court on Saturday issued notices to the Shahi Idgah Masjid management committee seeking their response on petitions seeking removal of the mosque from near the alleged birthplace of Lord Krishna in the Katra Keshav Dev temple complex. Additional District and Sessions Judge Dev Kant Shukla on Saturday issued notices after admitting the plea, ruling that the suit is “maintainable and hence admissible” for detailed hearing, District Government Counsel (Civil) Sanjai Gaur said. After admitting the civil suit, the court also issued notices to three other respondents —…

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Christian woman suffers miscarriage due to attack by Hindutva terrorists

New Delhi: Leela Bai, an eight months pregnant, suffered a miscarriage after she was attacked by Hindutva terrorists in Dewada village of Madhya Pradesh’s Barwani District. She suffered the irreversible damage after a group of Hindu extremists assaulted her and other tribal Christians preparing to celebrate the New Year, reported Morning Star News. The mob pushed her down and kicked her stomach until she fell unconscious, and later that evening she miscarried on the way to a hospital – which declined to give her any care, she said. “I fell down…

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