June 20, 2021

Yoginder Sikand

  • The Fyzee Formula
    The Fyzee Formula

    Hopes had been raised that the AIMPLB would finally and explicitly outlaw the practice of triple talaq, but,...

  • 'Civic, Democratic Islam'
    'Civic, Democratic Islam'

    In order to counter the radical fringe of Islamism that it had so fervently courted till recently, America is...

  • Uncle Sam, Heel Thyself!
    Uncle Sam, Heel Thyself!

    The reports from various US-based human rights organisations seem always to aggravate more than help matters....

  • How Many More Karbalas And Quettas?
    How Many More Karbalas And Quettas?

    The recent massacres of Shias at Karbala, Iraq, and in Quetta, Pakistan, are gruesome reminders of the...

  • 'Unfair And Unsubstantiated'
    'Unfair And Unsubstantiated'

    The leading scholar and activist on the controversy and propaganda regarding madrasas and the need for reform.

  • 'Revenge Or Retaliation Is No Answer..'
    'Revenge Or Retaliation Is No Answer..'

    ...but, warns the Jesuit Priest Director of "Prashant", who has been closely involved in efforts to promote...

  • 'Inter-Religious Dialogue Is Indispensable'
    'Inter-Religious Dialogue Is Indispensable'

    The head of the Department of English, Kashmir University, Srinagar on various issues related to Islam and...

  • 'Public Education In Pakistan Is A Disgrace'
    'Public Education In Pakistan Is A Disgrace'

    On the role of madrasas in sponsoring and spawning terrorism in Pakistan and charges of subversiveness,...

  • 'Pakistan Is Becoming More Fundamentalist'
    'Pakistan Is Becoming More Fundamentalist'

    Lahore based Pakistani scholar and activist thinks that 'In the beginning the state was fundamentalist but...

  • Contextualising The Qur'an
    Contextualising The Qur'an

    The Egyptian scholar, presently based in the Netherlands as he was hounded out of Egypt in 1995 after being...

  • A Sufi-Bhakti Interface
    A Sufi-Bhakti Interface

    The Faqir of Panipat was by no means an exceptional Sufi -- numerous mystics, from within the Muslim, as well...

  • 'Religious Apartheid In Pakistan'
    'Religious Apartheid In Pakistan'

    The founder-president of the Pakistan Christian Congress on the persecution of minorities in Pakistan and the...

  • 'Treated By Pakistan As Virtual Slaves'
    'Treated By Pakistan As Virtual Slaves'

    While we may hear about PoK, the so-called 'Azad Kashmir', every now and then, what do we know about the...

  • Dalit Muslims
    Dalit Muslims

    The national convenor of the All-India Backward Muslim Morcha (AIBMM), which was set up in 1994 as an...

  • 'Inter-Religious Dialogue Is A Binding Duty'
    'Inter-Religious Dialogue Is A Binding Duty'

    On kafirs, communalism, and religious intolerance to an Islamic theology of inter-religious understanding....

  • What You And I Can Do?
    What You And I Can Do?

    Call it typical Indian amnesia or a total lack of concern, few Indians seem to be really perturbed by the...

  • Ras Khan: A Medieval Krishnaite Sufi
    Ras Khan: A Medieval Krishnaite Sufi

    One of the least known strands of Indian Sufism, itself one of the most precious of our diverse religious...

  • Not So Gay After All
    Not So Gay After All

    Male liberation is equally urgent a project as female emancipation is for the emergence of a truly human...

  • 'Hindutva Is Nothing But Brahminism'
    'Hindutva Is Nothing But Brahminism'

    The author of Why I Am Not A Hindu on his view that 'Dalitisation' alone can effectively challenge the...

  • The Case of the Lashkar-i-Toiba
    The Case of the Lashkar-i-Toiba

    A background note: Lashkar's continued intransigence, insisting that the only solution to the conflict is a...

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