Hindus and Muslims must give up rigid positions on contested places of worship

Simt-e-Kashi se chala janib-e-Mathura baadal — starting from Kashi the cloud ahead towards Mathura — are the deeply devotional words with which an Urdu writer of the recent past, Mohsin Kakorvi, had begun his poetic eulogy for the Prophet Muhammad. Long before him, the uncrowned king of Urdu poetry for all times Asadullah Khan Ghalib … Read more

Explained: The Krishna Janmabhoomi case in Mathura, and the challenge to the 1968 ‘compromise’ between the Hindus and Muslims

The Shahi Idgah mosque was built on the orders of Emperor Aurangzeb adjacent to the Krishna Janmasthal — believed to be the place where Lord Krishna was born — after demolishing a temple. What has the Mathura court ruled? District and Sessions Judge Rajiv Bharti allowed an appeal by the Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi Trust and … Read more

From kids rejoicing to Muslims offering prayers, pictures of Eid al-fitr celebrations across India | Photogallery

01 / 35 /news/india/from-kids-rejoicing-to-muslims-offering-prayers-pictures-of-eid-al-fitr-celebrations-across-india/eventshow/91287514.cms 01 After almost two years, devotees in large numbers offer Namaz at Delhi’s Jama Masjid on the occasion of Eid al-fitr on May 03, 2022 – Photogallery After almost two years, devotees in large numbers offer Namaz at Delhi’s Jama Masjid on the occasion of Eid al-fitr on May 03, 2022. … Read more

Muslims mark Eid al-Fitr holiday with joy, worry

For the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr, the smell of freshly baked orange biscuits and powdered sugar-dusted cookies typically fills the air in Mona Abubakr’s home. But due to higher prices, the Egyptian housewife this year made smaller quantities of the sweet treats, some of which she gives as gifts to relatives and neighbors. The … Read more

Why caste among Muslims must be studied

For the last two decades, the Indian public sphere has seen a slow but steady rise in discussions on caste among Muslims. A series of events has contributed to this: The influence of Mandal politics on Muslim organizations and the coming together of lower caste Muslim groups in Maharashtra, as well as in Bihar and … Read more