'Muslims, like people of all other faiths, are quite comfortable with the idea of nationalism and democracy today. But are they following Islam in its spirit? That is a different question.' Image: Muslim children read the Quran at a madrasa.Photograph: K K Arora/Reuters "Iqbal feared that since democracy was about numbers, the Hindu majority would dominate Indian politics, culture and society and Muslims would be slowly marginalised and obliterated from India," says Zafar Anjum, author of ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
'Iqbal knew that democracy is a game of numbers and that Muslims would be marginalised in a Hindu-majority India. That fear has now come to pass.' Image: Muslim women rummage through the debris of their house after the Gujarat riots in 2002.Photograph: Kamal Kishore/ Reuters 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. What no one knew then was that the man who ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
MALACCA: A security guard was sentenced to three months in jail by the Magistrate's Court here for firing a pump gun at a petrol station in Ayer Molek last month. Mohd Hafizzul Hakim Khairuddin, 23, of Rembau, Negri Sembilan pleaded guilty to a ...New Straits Times, 3 weeks ago
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 4 — Eight people were charged in the Syariah Lower Court here today with spreading what is a known as the Millah Ibrahim@Abraham teaching. Mohd Fazil Mohd Yunus, 37, and Wan Ramlah Megat Razalli, 47, were charged with ...Malay Mail, 1 month ago
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