|  5-minute read
Christianity, Islam, Caste system, Lok Sabha polls 2019

Hinduism today is in need of reform

Caste looms large as one of its biggest dangers.


 |  4-minute read
Constitution, Islam, Supreme Court, Triple Talaq

Why the BJP's triple talaq bill is flawed

It is a product of the party's majoritarianism.


 |  Tarar Square  |  7-minute read
Religious divide, Sunni, Shia, Pakistan

How being a Muslim helps me be a better human being

Islam teaches me to practise my beliefs, and not to protest against anyone else's faith, unless there is a direct threat to mine.


 |  7-minute read
Islam, Christmas, Quran, Jesus Christ

What the Quran reveals about the birth of Jesus

In Islam, Isa is Ruhullah or Spirit of God, but a Prophet.


 |  5-minute read
Democracy, Islamabad, Clerics, Pakistan

By giving in to demands of Barelvi zealots, Pakistan has set itself up for chaos

The mullahs have tasted the fruit of their street power and will now use it to gain their pound of flesh.


 |  5-minute read


 |   Long-form
Yogi Adityanath, Quran, Al-Khwarizmi, Islam

Why Muslims — and Islam — will gain from Yogi Adityanath's move to revamp madarsa education

The consensus among Muslims that modern science and Islam are incompatible fails to acknowledge the tradition of scientific approach the faith was known for.


 |  5-minute read
Violence, Rishi, Islam, Pellet Guns

Kashmir needs to once again be the seat of Sufism

What is most heart-rending is that for the last three decades, the Valley has turned into hell.


 |  6-minute read
Sunni, Shia, Muslims, Prophet Muhammad

How interpretation of the word maula caused the Shia-Sunni schism

Dispute over whether Ali was declared 'wali' which means friend or 'khalifa' which means successor persists.


 |  4-minute read
Minorities, Sufism, Religious Tourism, Islam

India's faith tourism must recognise imprints left behind by Islam

The responsibility to spearhead tourism involving sites revered by minority religions falls on the government.