Sunday, 3 July, 2022

Topic: Islam

Quran says no one can limit others’ freedom. Udaipur killing violates Islam’s golden rule

Throughout history, Islamic scholars have uniformly agreed that respecting and obeying the law of the land is an essential aspect of faith.

Threat of ‘Kafirophobia’ and ‘mindset of violence’ — what Hindu Right press wrote this week

ThePrint’s round-up of how pro-Hindutva media covered and commented on news and topical issues over the past few days.

South India challenges the notions of medieval Islam—lessons from Deccan history

It is absurd to replace modern mosques with temples—as absurd as demanding Tamilians pay reparations to Karnataka because the Cholas destroyed Kalyana in 1047.

There is a whole ‘Aurangzeb Industry’ taking shape. Let’s discuss it on four counts

Simple questions are always ignored to reproduce two conflicting images of Aurangzeb.

Imam dismissed as advisor on Islamophobia to UK govt for supporting ban of ‘The Lady of Heaven’

In a letter to Imam Qari Asim, the UK government said that his support to a campaign to limit free expression is the reason behind his discontinuation.

‘Racist film, take it down’ — Movie on Prophet’s daughter triggers protests in UK

'The Lady of Heaven' attempts to tell the story of Prophet Muhammad’s daughter, Fatimah al-Zahra. Film's executive producer says protests have 'overstepped boundaries'.

Arab nations should restrict ties with India to trade, not comment on our internal dynamics

The Islamic monarchies that took strong note of the insult to their religion conveniently overlooked the disrespectful remarks against Hindu deities and religious symbols.

India bending before Arabs isn’t good for Muslims. Their loyalty will now be more suspect

Modern Muslim scholars beginning with Sir Syed Ahmed Khan have responded to criticisms of Prophet Muhammad's life academically. A violent display of hurt sentiments is a sign of intellectual inadequacy.

Why India must say ‘Thanks, but no thanks’ to Islamic states

We cannot allow the Taliban to lecture India on minority rights or even listen to the US pontificate on human rights.

RSS’ Ram Madhav says Muslims ‘need to give up 3 concepts’: ‘Kafir, ummah, jihad to kill’

RSS functionary says Muslims must forsake ‘iconoclastic history of mediaeval Islam, not identify with invaders’. Expresses support for Pandits protesting targeted killings in J&K.

On Camera


Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on the latter's first visit to India | Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi

India and Egypt work towards building strategic relationship with focus on defence & security

From holding joint military exercises to exporting wheat as Russia and Ukraine stop supplies, New Delhi and Cairo are redrawing their relationship as geopolitical tensions rise.    

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.