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‘West Throws Away A lot of Our History’

‘West Throws Away A lot of Our History’

DR. ENGSENG HO is a renowned anthropologist and Islamic scholar who teaches at Duke University. His study on the diaspora of Hadhrami descendants of the Prophet – The Grave of Tarim – is a remarkable contribution to the study of Muslim histories, and a groundbreaking work combining historiography and anthropology, by extensively using the tool […]

May 5, 2014 Mohammed Noushad
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I Have Read a Pope

I Have Read a Pope

On ‘Pope Francis: His life in his own words’ is valuable read for many reasons. Through his own words we come to know a man whose actions and words reflect his deeply rooted humility. This is the first time in two thousand years that a rabbi has written the forward for a book on the […]

May 5, 2014 Ajay P Mangattu
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Why Not a Türk bayram (Turkish Feast) This Time??

Why Not a Türk bayram (Turkish Feast) This Time??

During my stay in Gulf, I noticed weekdays flying much faster. However, I always wish for the weekends to arrive, because weekends meant getting out of the usual old routine, breathing fresh air, hanging out with family, trying out new flavors and revitalizing our palettes. Experimenting with new dishes is always exciting, be it local […]

May 5, 2014 Shauqeen Mizaj
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How early is early marriage?

How early is early marriage?

Does everyone understand the word “early” here to be of the same caliber? The minimum legally approved age of marriage is less than 15 in some countries. Such laws are neither limited to developing countries, nor to state religion. In Europe, for example, Catholic canon law sets 14 as the minimum age for the marriage […]

May 5, 2014 Neha Mahamood
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Muslimgauze: Beyond the Hypnotic Sufi Gimmick

Muslimgauze: Beyond the Hypnotic Sufi Gimmick

Why am I not blessed with the kinda music which Bryn Jones dished out under the banner Muslimgauze?  This is the question one can’t help asking in a climate of fear and victimhood. Next month 15 years will have been over since the passing away of Jones. We listen to politics trumpeted. But once in […]

May 5, 2014 Birjooo
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Debate on ‘Marri-age’: Let Children Grow First

Debate on ‘Marri-age’: Let Children Grow First

With reference to http://interactive.net.in/content/much-ado-about-marri-age-0 Excellent article…it covers all the points rather well! Marriage is meant to be mercy for mankind where two people come together for companionship. Out of mutual love and respect grows a home of security for the next generation of Muslims- boys and girls. This is an important requirement in an Islamic household. […]

May 5, 2014 Roshan Nageena
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‘Sanctions need not be enforced’

Amidst the controversy over the age for marriage, I was forced to remember a young wife of an old man who asked him and his elder brother to fetch her a young groom. When I was living in Gulf, the security guard of our office-a frail, old man-used to ask me to translate the Urdu […]

May 5, 2014 O Abdulla
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No Real Ban of Child Marriage in the Act

No Real Ban of Child Marriage in the Act

with reference to http://www.islaminteractive.info/content/much-ado-about-marri-age-0 I have doubt whether there is real prohibition of child marriage in the Act. There is only restraint, in the sense that the marriage can be nullified if there is dispute. So also child marriage can be stopped when known in advance. The cause for doubt is there are punishment clauses, when […]

May 5, 2014 M P Nazir
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Early Marriage and Early Islam

Early Marriage and Early Islam

This week, in the state where I am living, Kerala, India: “…nine prominent Muslim (sic) organizations have decided to approach the Supreme Court to exclude Muslim women from the law prescribing a minimum marital age.  According to them, the present Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006, which prescribes 18 as women’s legal age and 21 […]

May 5, 2014 Amina Wadud
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Coke Studio India: The Sufi ‘Gala’xy

Coke Studio India: The Sufi ‘Gala’xy

Even if it doesn’t increase your faith in God it will certainly increase your faith in music. Coke Studio is a confluence of diverse number of music genres, both vocal and instrumental, from traditional eastern to modern western, and from regional to folk. It   aspires to create a unique sound in every country where it […]

May 5, 2014 Saad Salmi
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