November 26, 2020

Yoginder Sikand

  • Foot In Mouth?
    Foot In Mouth?

    The mullahs and their followers have a nasty penchant for concocting bizarre conspiracy theories at the drop...

  • 'Government Mullah'
    'Government Mullah'

    The new Deoband chief faces continued opposition, with the self-styled 'Shahi' Imam stepping in with a...

  •  A New Turn In The Internecine War
    A New Turn In The Internecine War

    A campaign of calumny — with much exaggeration, sensation and alarm — starts, accusing Deoband's new...

  • The Maulana From Gujarat
    The Maulana From Gujarat

    Darul Uloom's new chief's statements on his home state cause dissensions in, as the Deobandis call it, the...

  • Beyond Sachar
    Beyond Sachar

    It's not just the state. The responsibility of Muslim organizations and leaders who claim to represent the...

  • And Now The Mullahs
    And Now The Mullahs

    It's not just non-Muslims and sensible, liberal, progressive-minded Muslims who have problems with the...

  • 'It Is Undoubtedly A Religious Issue'
    'It Is Undoubtedly A Religious Issue'

    'Hindus and Muslims are totally separate nations. There is no doubt at all about this... India has a secular...

  • The Face Of 'Azadi'
    The Face Of 'Azadi'

    An analysis of Syed Ali Shah Geelani's Kashmir: Nava-e Hurriyat (“Kashmir: Voice of Freedom”) that...

  • Trapped By Competing Narratives
    Trapped By Competing Narratives

    The continuing violence in Kashmir is likely to persist under conflicting claims and demands of nationalism...

  • Unveiling Deoband’s Fatwas On Women
    Unveiling Deoband’s Fatwas On Women

    Deoband, India’s largest seminary, hastened to announce that the recent controversial fatwa does not forbid...

  • A Flurry Of Fatwas From Misogynist Mullahs
    A Flurry Of Fatwas From Misogynist Mullahs

    Is it any wonder if hardly any educated Muslim women take the Deobandi mullahs seriously? That non-Muslims,...

  • Lashkar's Jihadist Agenda
    Lashkar's Jihadist Agenda

    With the arrest of Tariq Dar, alleged to be a member of the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Toiba, Delhi Police...

  • If Not Now, Then When?
    If Not Now, Then When?

    This Diwali and Id, as we remember and grieve for the victims of terrorism in Delhi, it is time also to...

  • 'Enemy Of Islam'
    'Enemy Of Islam'

    I have recently earned this epithet after discovering that Hindutva fascists and Islamist radicals need to be...

  • The Arbiters Of Hindutva
    The Arbiters Of Hindutva

    'It is for Hindu religious leaders and social reformers to talk on the religion,' and not a 'declared...

  • An Outrageous Proposal
    An Outrageous Proposal

    AIMPLB's recently-held eighteenth national conference in Bhopal received some commentary on its anti-reform...

  • A Flawed Model
    A Flawed Model

    Advocates of reform are sorely disappointed by the AIMPLB's much touted 'model' Nikahnama that hardly meets...

  • Listen To The Women
    Listen To The Women

    The temptation to credit the AIMPLB with a monopoly over shari'ah-based discourse must be firmly resisted,...

  • 'What Aspect Of Islam Is Supposedly Under Threat?'
    'What Aspect Of Islam Is Supposedly Under Threat?'

    'Is it Islam as a religion of social justice or is it simply the patriarchal order that seeks legitimacy...

  • Who Speaks For Muslims?
    Who Speaks For Muslims?

    The recent setting up of three parallel Muslim Personal Law Boards has caused a considerable flutter, but who...

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