Friday, 30 September, 2022
TopicIslam Divided

Topic: Islam Divided

Ashraafs say Islam is casteless. Then what explains their views on kufu, khutbah, firqas?

The Ashraaf defend the divisions in the Islamic society by making a skewed interpretation of the Quran.

Caste plays a role in selection of Caliph in Islam — ‘Only a Quraysh has the right’

Since the departure of Prophet Muhammad, the superiority of the Quraysh tribe was made a part of Islamic faith on the basis of law.

How Ashraaf Ulema use confusion about Prophet’s last speech to push casteism in Islam

Ashraafs’ deliberate disregard of Prophet Muhammad’s last speech seems designed to hide Islam’s anti-caste aspect and to ensure Pasmandas never challenge their supremacy.

Quran has no space for casteism but Ashraaf Muslims interpret it differently

Islamic scholar Alim Ashraf Ali Thanvi writes that equality is reserved for afterlife. In the real world, it is important to respect one’s caste superiority.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representational image| File photo of students writing a test | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

India’s marginalised students knocking at Oxfords, Harvards. West now gets the caste divide

There are five primary factors driving an increasing number of students from marginalised communities entering the Western institutions.

RBI raises repo rate by 50 basis points to 5.90%, warns of broadening price pressures

This is the fourth straight raise by the RBI, which has has now raised rates by a total 190 basis points since its first unscheduled mid-meeting hike in May.

Defence

Pinaka is a multiple rocket launcher produced in India and developed by the DRDO for the Army | Twitter/@DRDO_India

As tensions rise with Azerbaijan, Armenia buys Pinaka rockets & ammunition from India

The government-to-government contract, valued at about Rs 2,000 cr, is learnt to have been signed earlier this month. Supplies to be fast-tracked according to Armenia's requirement.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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