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Posts from the ‘Muslim’ category

The Burden of the Past for Muslims in India

By Mosarrap H. Khan
In the Islamic utopic thinking, contrarily, utopic impulse draws sustenance by harkening back to the Golden Age of early Islam in Medina and to the persona of Prophet Muhammad as the embodiment of perfection.

Bihar Election: Do the Means Justify the Ends?

By Mosarrap H. Khan
In case the BJP had won the Bihar election, there would have been another fall-out. People like Anupam Kher would have stood vindicated that the BJP stands for development and prosperity and not intolerance (communal or otherwise), as has been claimed.

Rampur: A City of Royals

By Syed Kamran Ali
The first part of the minaret at the bottom is built in the shape of a Mosque, the part just above this resembles a Church, the third part reflects the architectural design of a Sikh Gurudwara and the top most part of the minaret is built in the shape of a Hindu temple.

Would My Mother be Lynched for Eating Beef?

By Mosarrap H. Khan
While the beef was eaten with relish, the bones posed a problem. We had to get rid of them before our Hindu neighbors could find out we were actually ‘goru kheko muchuman’ (beef-eating Muslims), a derogatory term used to address Muslims in Bengal.

Why this Fatwagiri-Di?

By Asma Anjum Khan
May I rent my home to a person from a different sect? May I make friends with a Deoo or Barell? May I eat goodies prepared by them? May I donate blood to a Salafi or may I have Barelvi blood in my veins, if I meet with an accident?