Monday, 27 March, 2023

Topic: Islam

What does the Quran say about the hijab? Prophet said law of land foremost

Wearing a headscarf is a matter of personal freedom in Islam. But the Prophet always prioritised the law of the land.

Social conduct, right to choose — why SC ignored essential religious practices rider in Hijab case

Justices Hemant Gupta and Sudhanshu Dhulia wrote separate divergent opinions on the hijab ban, but both did not elaborate on whether hijab wearing is an essential religious practice in Islam.

Indian Muslims not part of global ‘umma’. It’s an illusion created by India’s foreign policy

Indian Muslims' link to a 'pan-Islamic' threat is implicated in political discourses varying from separatism and terrorism to communal violence and demographic challenges.

India could have done better in its response to Rushdie attack. Diplomatic ties cannot be only priority

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Popular Pakistani cover artiste quits singing. Fans ask if music is un-Islamic

Actor and director Hamza Ali Abbasi tweeted saying, ‘just want to share my discovery that Music is not completely haraam in Islam.’

Don’t inject caste into early Caliphs of Islam — Quraysh had Arabs’ trust, democratic right

'Caste' was first used in Arabia in the 17th century in the context of Hindus. Terms like Ashraaf, Ajlaf, and Arzaal Muslims are alien to Islam.

How Muslim feminists were divided in their fight against divorce laws — between clergy & BJP

In ‘Divorce and Democracy,’ Saumya Saxena writes how the Bebaak Collective and BMMA differed in their support for Shayara Bano.

Uttar Pradesh man booked for ‘triple talaq’ to wife, because she ‘served dinner cold’

‘Triple Talaq’ or the form of instant divorce was banned in 2019, and is punishable by a 3-year jail term and fine.

You know G20 — now there’s R20, a ‘push for moderate Islam’ with links to RSS’s Ram Madhav

Organised by an Indonesian Islamic think tank, G20 Religion Forum (R20) aims to 'prevent political weaponisation of identity'. It will be held in Bali 2 weeks before G20 summit.

Guru Arjan’s friend Mian Mir laid Golden Temple’s foundation stone and offered namaz

Jahangir called Mian Mir 'rich in poverty and independent of mind' in his autobiography. But the Mughal earned the pir's ire by torturing Guru Arjan.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.