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VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
Air India, Minority appeasement, Indian Muslims, Hajj

Why withdrawing haj subsidy for Muslims' education is a good move

It had become a whip in the hands of right wing parties to attack political rivals over minority appeasement.

VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
Hajj, Triple Talaq, Haj Committee of India, Muslim women

Credit for letting women travel alone for haj goes to Saudi Arabia, not India

Since this government does not believe in appeasements and vote banks we look to them to remove the haj subsidy.

VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
Mecca, Hajj, Prophet Muhammad, Kutbah

Pertinent takeaways from Prophet Muhammad's 'Last Sermon'

The historic 'Khutbah' (sermon) is short, yet comprehensive; simple, yet extraordinary.

ART & CULTURE

 |  8-minute read
Book Extract, Islam, Hajj

The lure of Mecca

Ziauddin Sardar recounts his visit to Mecca in December, 1975.