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  • Old Testaments and New Testaments equally taught patience. The Quran taught the same patience. ...
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  • Let us hope current justices on the Supreme Court are as bold and as principled as Justice Chandrachud...
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  • Mihir Desai, a senior advocate in the Bombay High Court, has done an....
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  • Alhamdulillah, lesson of being patient and having hope from Allah always bears
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  • The author is right. Even leaving CAA aside, an affirmation of Muslim women....
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  • It was the crown or gallows mentality whereby princes would vie for the throne and the losers would be killed. Aurangzeb...
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  • AAP, if given a power like its 'A' team will leave its masters much behind in fascism. Kejriwal....
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  • Their fear is not without reason.'
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  • In Indian parlance there is a synonym for the BJP Bhakts, called "Andh Bhakts", means the people who...
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  • A much more intensive regulation and supervision of Islamic...
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  • Salafism is a rear-view mirror version of Islam. It is how we shirk our responsibility....
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  • Asim Ali, in today's New York Times, seems to sum it up well: "Prime...
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  • A good article. Muslims need to find their own voice and their own vehicle....
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  • Our Sharia should be written by contemporary men and....
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  • Kejriwal may be trying to steer clear of the pitfalls that put the Congress on the back foot with labels such....
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  • They are chosen people.
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  • Nikah is not only a social practice but it is a religious too.Divorce system in Islam is....
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  • She is doing Taquiya, remember the Satanic versus. If you look at those verse they...
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  • Yalk that was Your Paigmebr did so he might have some mental problem. Not me, Also Muslims have same problem on ...
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  • Truly if each of us gets to feel social responsibility towards each other, the...
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  • Shaheen Baag is just an Arab Spring for social media activists.'
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  • Allah does not like corruption and idolatry is corruption as per Allah.'
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  • Johnson exposes his dishonesty by ignoring that 14 years will not change the jihadi ...
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  • What Trump proposeth, Sanders disposeth'
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  • The whole of sharia needs to be scrapped.
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