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Halal internet? Islamic browser SalamWeb promises better web experience for Muslims

SalamWeb is a mobile and desktop browser that includes Muslim-specific functions, such as prayer times, and relies on community-vetted content filters.

Rahul Gandhi did not credit only Islam for inspiring Mahatma Gandhi’s idea of non-violence

Rahul Gandhi's comments from his Dubai speech have been selectively trimmed from the actual video in the viral 10-second clip.
A Uighur-owned restaurant in Xinjiang, China

This is how Islam is getting a Communist makeover in China

Reports from China suggest that the country will soon release a five-year 'outline' for the 'Sinicisation' of Islam.
Taliban

For the LeT, convincing mothers is one of the key steps to recruiting for Jihad

LeT is recruiting not just a member or a fighter but the entire immediate and extended family.
Shuhada' Davitt | MagdaDavitt77/Twitter

Why can’t Shehla Rashid celebrate Sinead O’Connor’s embrace of Islam?

Irish singer Sinead O’Connor’s conversion to Islam did not perturb Indians till Shehla Rashid tweeted about it.
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From Sinead O’Connor to Shuhada’ Davitt, the Irish rockstar’s transition to Islam

Sinead O’Connor's journey into Islam was preceded by her controversial encounters with Christianity, which she had been very vocal about.
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New Indian Muslim middle class is privately religious, barely political

The new Muslim middle class in India is neither a victim nor a threat. The term ‘Muslim middle class’ in India goes against the present day ‘political correctness’, which relies heavily on an imagined and convenient Muslim homogeneity. Although the good Muslims versus bad Muslims kind of division is often evoked by the political parties to legitimise their favourable Muslim icons, any public discussion on the internal socio-economic configuration of the Muslim communities is intentionally discouraged. https://youtu.be/fZYPJ_blMqs So, we are forced to construct images of Indian Muslims either as victim or as part of a global threat to the nation. The narrative of Muslim victimhood, which emerged as an official explanation after the publication of the Sachar report, is often used by the so-called secular elite. It has only deepened after Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power in 2014, and with reported mob lynchings and targeting by cow vigilantes. On the other hand, the BJP and RSS’ Hindutva politics relies on the spectre of global...
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Chhota Shakeel’s son picks rosary over gun: Religion is the new career in Imran’s Pakistan

If Imran Khan’s government implements the Bill on mandatory Quran recitation in schools, it will create new social anxieties.
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Are Indian Muslims more religious than other communities?

Sikhs and Christians appear more confident than Muslims in asserting their religiosity.
RSS-backed NGO files plea seeking equal inheritance rights for Muslim women

Why Muslim women will blame Congress for no progress on the triple talaq bill

The Congress’ position on the bill remains ambiguous with none of its leaders either endorsing or rejecting the amendment.

On Camera

‘A rich Muslim’s expense on Umrah marriage can teach 3 lakh poor Muslim kids for 18 yrs’

Muslim scholars say 84% of Indian Muslims earn less than Rs 50 a day, and want the community to cut spending on lavish weddings, multiple pilgrimages.
t-series

Should Indians support Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series in YouTube subscriber race against PewDiePie?

Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series and vlogger Felix Kjellberg aka PewDiePie are fighting to attain the number one spot in terms of subscribers on YouTube.

Defence

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Army personnel killed in firing by Pakistani troops in J&K’s Poonch district

The border skirmishes witnessed a spurt after India's air strike on JeM terror camp in Balakot in response to Pulwama attack that killed 40 CRPF personnel.
National Interest

Why Rahul Gandhi’s Congress is in danger of morphing into a clueless NGO

Congress has questions but no answers, ‘leaders’ but no winners. Weeks before polls, it’s behaving like a virtuous, anti-establishment NGO just doing its thing.