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No second wife, please – Muslim Personal Law #Vaw #Womenrights

JYOTI PUNWANI   The HinduOf the seven years taken to arrive at this draft, two were spent talking to Muslim women, most of them poor, uneducated and living in ghettos. It was these women who were desperate for a change,… Continue Reading →

‘Asghar Ali Will Be Remembered As A Creative Interpreter Of Islam’

In a career spanning over four decades, Asghar Ali was in the forefront of anti-communal movements and upholding the spirit of our secular constitution MUSHIRUL HASAN May 15, 2013 Photo Courtesy: www.csss-isla.com He never wrote his full name. AA Engineer… Continue Reading →

Obituary – Asghar Ali Engineer (1939-2013)

MAY 14, 2013 tags: Asghar Ali Engineer, Communalism, secularism by Shivam Vij, kafila.org An obituary by ZAHIR JANMOHAMED: I first met Asghar Ali Engineer in January 2002 in Mumbai. I was a fellow with the America India Foundation and a few weeks later I would be posted… Continue Reading →

#RIP- Renowned Islamic scholar, progressive thinker, author Asghar Ali Engineer no more

  Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) Renowned Islamic scholar, progressive thinker, author and Dawoodi Bohra reformist leader Asghar Ali Engineer passed away here Tuesday after a prolonged illness, family members said. He was 74. Engineer, a widower, is survived his son… Continue Reading →

Foster Hindu parents bring up Farzana in Islamic tradition #Sundayreading

The Hindu , By J. S. Ifthekhar Farzana with Madhu and Laxmi Reddy. When they marry off their daughter Farzana on Sunday, Madhava Reddy and Lakshmi Reddy will have set a new benchmark for secularism. The couple raised Farzana, who… Continue Reading →

Will the Govt. imprison Pravin Togadia? #hatespeech

  Petition filed against Togadia, Owaisi,Others – Hate Speeches Written by Agencies | January 10, 2013 | Hyderabad : President of Deccan Wakf properties Protection Society, Osman Bin Mohammed Al-Hajri, has failed a complaint against Praveen Togadia, International General Secretary… Continue Reading →

#Mumbai- Public hearing of victims of Oral Divorce @17dec #Vaw #Religion

         JISKI KAHAANI USKI ZUBAANI  PUBLIC HEARING OF VICTIMS OF ORAL DIVORCE 17 DECEMBER 2012 AT THE NATIONAL ANNUAL CONVENTION OF BHARATIYA MUSLIM MAHILA ANDOLAN Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan [BMMA] is a secular, autonomous and rights based… Continue Reading →

Woman’s access to Dargah –Shrines to tolerance

Mohammed Wajihuddin | November 10, 2012, Times Crest Some Mumbai dargahs have banned the entry of women devotees into the sanctum. When the Sufi saints lying buried there didn’t discriminate between men and women, why should religious busybodies, ask liberal activists. Covered… Continue Reading →

Women are not outsiders in Dargahs #discrimination #Religion

Syeda Hameed | November 10, 2012, Times Crest     Men and women perform the ‘tawaaf‘ together at the Kaaba during Haj. Why then is there a debate over women’s rights to worship in the sanctum of dargahs? The issue of women… Continue Reading →

Muslim man’s power to divorce not unrestricted: J&K High Court #goodnews

Published: Thursday, Nov 1, 2012, 15:20 IST Place: Srinagar | Agency: PTI The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has held that a Muslim man’s power to divorce his wife is not “unrestricted or unqualified”. Justice Hasnain Masoodi in his 23-page… Continue Reading →

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