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Let India and Pakistan initiate result oriented dialogue process to save precious human lives in Kashmir: Waseem Reza Kashmiri-Military and Militancy is not the solution; Appealed youths to be ambassadors of Knowledge.

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SHAFAQNA- While expressing sorrow and worry over the recent innocent civilian killings in Kashmir, Seminary Student Waseem Reza Kashmiri urged upon the government of India and Pakistan to start result oriented dialogue process with the people…

Indian editor arrested for fake news on Muslims attacking a monk

SHAFAQNA - Indian police have arrested the editor of a website for publishing a fake report that Muslims had attacked a monk from the Jain faith, officials said Friday. Mahesh Vikram Hegde was arrested in southern Karnataka state on Thursday…

Indian pilgrims walk 6000 km to visit Imam Hussain in Karbala

SHAFAQNA - A group of seven Shia Muslim pilgrims from Hyderabad old city has left for pilgrimage in Iraq on foot. They will complete their journey of 6000 km by walk to reach the city of Karbala in Iraq. The enthusiastic pilgrims are expected…

Muslim woman in India denied job for wearing hijab

SHAFAQNA - An Indian social worker says she was denied a job at an orphanage based in the Indian capital of New Delhi because her recruiter felt that her hijab made her look "like a Muslim lady". "Everything was going smooth, we exchanged…

Muharram Ceremonies among the non-Muslims in Andhra Pradesh, India

SHAFAQNA- By: Prof. Dr. Sadiq Naqvi Osmania University, Hyderabad, India The royal patronage and the participation of the Sultans and nobles made Muharram an occasion of great importance to the Muslims. It had the religious sanction and therefore…

Quran Competition Planned in India

SHAFAQNA - The 18th edition of a Quran competition for Muslims in India will be held in the capital, New Delhi, in early December. According to the website of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO), it will be organized by…

Muslims’ fight for burial ground brings succour to Hindus & Christians

SHAFAQNA - ‘Hindu-Muslim bhai bhai’ — this pre-Independence era slogan rarely has any relevance in the contemporary day, especially in the country’s current scenario with communal tensions being reported from several areas. Metropolis…

"Bada Imambada" of Lacknow among largest, oldest Hussianiah throughout the world

SHAFAQNA - The Bada Imambara of Lucknow; the capital of Uttar Pradesh (India) is one among the oldest and largest Hussianiah of the world. The Bada Imambara of Lucknow is one of the most famous monuments of the India. Also known as Asfi Imambara,…

Inside the mind of the Indian Muslim

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SHAFAQNA - Cornered and demonised, the Indian Muslim struggles between fear and hope. The Indian Muslim is dealing with a silent, undeclared psychological war that the State has unleashed on it. This year, I did not want to serve ‘them’…

Indian PM finally decries mob lynching against Muslims

SHAFAQNA- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday warned cow vigilantes against indulging in violence in the name of cow protection after large number of demonstrations against the violence.. This is the first time that Modi has condemned…

Not In My Name: Indians protest attacks on Muslims

SHAFAQNA - Demonstrators stage silent protests in at least 10 Indian cities against wave of attacks on Muslims by 'cow vigilantes'. Thousands of people have turned out in protests across India against a wave of attacks on Muslims by mobs…

Rise In Lynch Mobs, Attacks On Muslims By Cow Vigilantes Under Modi Govt: Report

SHAFAQNA - Violence related to cow vigilantism may be a familiar story on news portals in India these days, though a report by IndiaSpend, a website focused on data journalism, has highlighted some shocking facts that hint at the scale of the…

Muslims on India train assaulted 'because they ate beef'

SHAFAQNA - A man arrested in India for being part of a mob that attacked a group of four Muslim teenagers on a train has said on TV that he was goaded into it by others because Muslims ate beef. The man, identified only as Ramesh, said he…

India’s Rampur Hosts Exhibition of Rare Quran Collection

SHAFAQNA -  People from different walks of life and faith including Islamic scholars are thronging the Raza Library, renowned for its collection of ancient manuscripts from South Asia, to see its latest collection of the Quran. The exhibition…

Muslims in India feel alienated

SHAFAQNA - A group of Indian-Muslims in Uttar Pradesh (UP), India spoke about feeling alienated in their own country because of their religion and the increasing distrust of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government. Anam Nisha, a student…

Friday sermons in sign language at mosque in Kerala, India

SHAFAQNA - The austere beauty of azan or Muslim call to prayer might still elude them but a new mosque, specially designed to cater to differently-abled believers, will enable those who are hearing impaired to appreciate the finer points of…

Is India set to become new major actor in West Asia?

SHAFAQNA - Narendra Modi, the prime minister of India who assumed office in 2014, has frequently expressed the New Delhi's will to expand presence in West Asia region. Narendra Modi, the prime minister of India who assumed office in 2014, has…

India will be home to world's largest Muslim population by 2050

SHAFAQNA - The number of Indian Muslims is projected to rise to more than 300 million by 2050, making India the country with the largest Muslim population in the world, according to the latest data released by the Pew Research Center, a US-based…

Muslims come together to promote gender justice

SHAFAQNA - Civil rights activists from all over the country gathered in the city on Monday to unveil the Indian Muslims for Secular Democracy (IMSD) and condemn the actions and words of Muslim organisations or individuals who promote bigotry,…

Meet the Hussaini Brahmins, Hindus who observe Muharram alongside Muslims

SHAFAQNA - Hussaini Brahmins isn't a name that immediately rings a bell for many Indians. In the society we live in, one built on strong undercurrents of communal distrust, Hussaini Brahmin almost sounds like an oxymoron. However, in one corner…

Muslims are a part of India, they should not feel threatened says Piyush Goyal

SHAFAQNA - Muslims are very much part of India and there is no need for anybody to feel threatened, Union minister Piyush Goyal said in New Delhi on Monday. Speaking at the launch of a book titled ‘Modi and his challenges’, the Minister…

No water supply and electricity for Muslim families in India

SHAFAQNA - At Kapurai in Vadodara, about 130 odd families, mostly Muslims, who were allotted homes under the Basic Services to Urban Poor (BSUP) scheme after the demolition of the their slums at Sulemani Chawl, have been living without electricity…

"Unemployed youth, mostly Muslims, being roped in by IS in Bengal border" says Indian official

SHAFAQNA - Unemployed youth, preferably from Muslim community, are being roped in by handlers of terror groups like Islamic State and Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) to expand their networks in border districts of West Bengal. JMB has…

Terrorists are not Muslims, says cleric in India

SHAFAQNA - On the occasion of Eid al Fitr, a message was sent loud and clear that Islam has nothing to do with terrorism. “Muslims are not terrorists and terrorists certainly are not Muslims,” said Sayed Tanvirpeeran Hashmi, a senior Islamic…

Quran Apps Popular in India

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SHAFAQNA- Demand for Quran apps in India has gone up this year with thousands of downloads. Seema Tasneem is able to spend the over two hours of her commute in a very judicious way this Ramadan. On her way from Yeshwantpur to Sarjapur,…

Hindus convicted for massacring Muslims on Modi’s watch

SHAFAQNA -An Indian court has convicted 24 men over a massacre of Muslims in Gujarat, one of a series of communal killings by Hindus 14 years ago that has long cast a shadow over the political career of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Mr Modi…

Discrimination in Delhi against Muslims

SHAFAQNA - A recent study by a top Helsinki-based institute has found “strong evidence of discrimination against Muslim applicants” seeking to take house on rent in the National Capital Region of Delhi. The study is based, to quote, “A…

“Amir Al-Mumenin (AS)” Festival in India

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SHAFAQNA- The 4th edition of “Amir Al-Mumenin (AS)” annual cultural festival has been organized in Bangalore, India, by the Astan (custodianship) of Hazrat Abbas (AS) holy shrine. According to alforatnews.com, "Amir Al-Mumenin (AS);…