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BJP minority morcha chief Jamal Siddiqui | Twitter/@JamalSiddiqui_

Swachh Bharat, Beti Bachao — Modi implementing Prophet Muhammad’s message: BJP minority chief

BJP minority morcha president Jamal Siddiqui says Modi govt schemes are in line with Islamic teachings on cleanliness, education and other social issues.
A woman wearing a hijab passes a store in Istanbul, Turkey. | Representational Image | Photographer: Kerem Uzel | Bloomberg

Young Muslims saying my hijab my choice because French politicians are obsessed with the veil

French politicians are nervous about ideas of critical race theory influencing the development of Muslim identity that sees itself part of racialised othering.
A man offers namaz on the empty roads near Jama Masjid | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Namaz isn’t an anti-Hindu act. Time for every Indian to defend Islam

Hindutva politics has conjured up new claims to target the most sensitive aspects of the Muslim psyche. It wants to provoke a collective response.
Yati Narsinghanand Saraswati

Controversial UP priest Yati Narsinghanand is now a top leader of India’s largest akhara

Juna Akhara is the largest recognised sect of Hindu seers in India, and Yati Narsinghanand Saraswati has reportedly been named its 'mahamandaleshwar'.
Muslim cleric Maulana Kaleem Siddiqui has been arrested in the alleged illegal conversion racket. | Illustration: Prajna Ghosh/ThePrint

5 lakh ‘forced’ into Islam, funds from Gulf, UK: What UP ATS found in ‘conversion racket’ probe

UP ATS have arrested 16 people in the case, including cleric Maulana Kaleem, and Islamic Dawah Centre chief Umar Gautam. The accused say they never forced anyone to convert.
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Pakistan’s never-ending nightmare of blasphemy laws has a new victim — a school principal

The latest sentencing by the Lahore court highlights the need for Pakistan to revisit its colonial-era blasphemy laws that are misused regularly.
Representational image. | Afghan Refugee Women Association members hold placards during a protest at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi on 16 August. | Photo: ANI

What is Sharia? Islamic legal system adopted by Taliban has wide-ranging interpretations

Taliban has said their government will uphold women’s rights within Sharia rules, but reports of violence against women, and previous history don’t inspire confidence in such assertions. 
Women in Afghanistan (Image for representative purposes only) | Photo credit: Amber Clay/Pixabay

The people of Afghanistan are not fleeing from the Taliban. They are fleeing from Sharia law

Taliban's Sharia law is hardly the Islam that Muslims across the globe follow. It is inherently anti-women and freedom of speech and expression.
Muharrum procession in Pulwama, Kashmir | Sajid Ali | ThePrint

How Kashmiri Islam, tolerant and love-based religion, changed to hardened Sharia version

In ‘A Kashmiri Century’, Khem Lata Wakhlu writes about the human side of living in the Valley, something missed by cold political treatises on Kashmir.

In Maulana Wahiduddin Khan, India loses an advocate of inter-religious harmony to Covid-19

The Islamic Scholar dispelled false notions about Islam, and called for peace and harmony in the country.
A young worker at her office desk, Bengaluru

All workplaces and managers are faced with one problem today — what to do with millennials?

Workplaces want to know how to get millennials to work and not quit. At Indian School of Business, we surveyed thousands of managers to understand the problem.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.
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