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Mosques and Libraries Deserve Equal Patronage

By Mujeeb Jaihoon
Every modest home today commands a kitchen to fulfil hunger and prayer rooms for offering ritual worship, living rooms for entertaining guests, and bedrooms for enjoying sleep. Yet, one wonders how many modern Muslim homes have a Reading Room to honor the primordial command of the Quran?

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Tolerant protest of Kerala Muslims against blasphemy

By Muhammad Ashraf & Abdul Hameed
Mathrubhumi never allowed a column or space for minority Mappila Muslims and their voices. And it had neither supported the Mappila uprising nor campaigned against the British suppression of the Mappila uprising, which was mainly staged by Muslims in the Malabar region in 1921.

Is Mamata Banerjee indulging in ‘Muslim Appeasement’ in West Bengal?

By Mursed Alam & Mosarrap H. Khan
While the Sachar Committee Report was criticised by the Left Government (which ruled the state for almost 35 years) as based on ‘secondary’ sources, the findings of the ASGG Report, which is based on primary data, not only supports the conclusions of the Sachar Committee Report but points out that the condition of the Muslims has not improved at all since then.

Paris Attacks: The sorrowful night of 13 November, 2015

By Shahzaman Haque
Paris was considered the capital of the Orientalist world in the first half of the nineteenth century. Many had left it to head for Asia and the Middle East with an unquenched thirst for knowledge and passion. I wish we had the same flow of a rich cultural exchange between these two civilizations, instead of a fuzzy engagement in an endless war against terror.

Can Moderate Muslims Defeat the Extremist Monsters?

By Kouser Fathima
Let’s make it clear that the Moderate Muslims can’t foresee the future and predict the next attack nor can they fly across the continents to save the world. Stop confusing them with the fictional superheroes. This is what happens if you are hooked to too much Hollywood.

Identity: Learning ‘Muslim’

By Anwesha Rana
My family had many Muslim acquaintances and they often came home. When my mother explained that these people were Muslims, I was taken aback. They were also people like us; they spoke like us; they behaved like us; they expressed their affections like us.

Media is an Illusion

By Shaik Zakeer Hussain
MC Kash is one of the most popular rap artists from Kashmir. In 2010, he released the song “I Protest”, which was about the unrest and the killing of innocent youths in Kashmir and human right violations by local security forces. The studio, where the song was recorded was raided by the police, and MC Kash was threatened by the administration, as it deemed the song ‘seditious’. The national media never reported it.