Sunday, 27 November, 2022

Topic: Islam

What does the Quran say about the hijab? Prophet said law of land foremost

Wearing a headscarf is a matter of personal freedom in Islam. But the Prophet always prioritised the law of the land.

Social conduct, right to choose — why SC ignored essential religious practices rider in Hijab case

Justices Hemant Gupta and Sudhanshu Dhulia wrote separate divergent opinions on the hijab ban, but both did not elaborate on whether hijab wearing is an essential religious practice in Islam.

Indian Muslims not part of global ‘umma’. It’s an illusion created by India’s foreign policy

Indian Muslims' link to a 'pan-Islamic' threat is implicated in political discourses varying from separatism and terrorism to communal violence and demographic challenges.

India could have done better in its response to Rushdie attack. Diplomatic ties cannot be only priority

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Popular Pakistani cover artiste quits singing. Fans ask if music is un-Islamic

Actor and director Hamza Ali Abbasi tweeted saying, ‘just want to share my discovery that Music is not completely haraam in Islam.’

Don’t inject caste into early Caliphs of Islam — Quraysh had Arabs’ trust, democratic right

'Caste' was first used in Arabia in the 17th century in the context of Hindus. Terms like Ashraaf, Ajlaf, and Arzaal Muslims are alien to Islam.

How Muslim feminists were divided in their fight against divorce laws — between clergy & BJP

In ‘Divorce and Democracy,’ Saumya Saxena writes how the Bebaak Collective and BMMA differed in their support for Shayara Bano.

Uttar Pradesh man booked for ‘triple talaq’ to wife, because she ‘served dinner cold’

‘Triple Talaq’ or the form of instant divorce was banned in 2019, and is punishable by a 3-year jail term and fine.

You know G20 — now there’s R20, a ‘push for moderate Islam’ with links to RSS’s Ram Madhav

Organised by an Indonesian Islamic think tank, G20 Religion Forum (R20) aims to 'prevent political weaponisation of identity'. It will be held in Bali 2 weeks before G20 summit.

Guru Arjan’s friend Mian Mir laid Golden Temple’s foundation stone and offered namaz

Jahangir called Mian Mir 'rich in poverty and independent of mind' in his autobiography. But the Mughal earned the pir's ire by torturing Guru Arjan.

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A general view of the opening ceremony of the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, February 17, 2022. Mast Irham/Pool via REUTERS

G20 presidency is India’s chance to fix power imbalances in artificial intelligence adoption

Without considering AI challenges across the world, equitably reaping its benefits will remain inadequate, leading to a more unequal and divisive future.
Representational image | Wiki Commons

How India-Australia FTA is set to boost trade that’s already at a record high

While the bulk of the trade between India and Australia is so far in the energy sector, the FTA is expected to broaden this to include other goods and services.


Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.