In February, anti-Muslim violence in Delhi claimed the lives 47 Muslims [Getty]

Khaled Beydoun, “Between Virus and Violence: Being Muslim in India”

It seemed that Indian Islamophobia, and the climax of vigilante violence that gripped Delhi for weeks, had reached its limit, but was soon to be superseded by a new turn of events. As the Covid-19 pandemic hit the headlines, and the novel virus claimed the lives of thousands, Hindutva leaders saw an opportunity to further justify their persecution of Indian Muslims: blame its spread in India on Muslims.

CIPLA, One Of India’s Oldest Pharmaceutical Company, Was Founded by Khwaja Abdul Hamied To Aid the Poor & Provide A Platform To India’s Youth

Born in 1898 in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, Khwaja Abdul Hamied blatantly defied the British colonial rule and his father’s involvement in the British Government’s judicial services. Hamied had received several warnings for conducting political activities from the Miur Central College, Allahabad University, where he was an M.Sc student. Yet he led the Non-Cooperation Movement there …

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HoodnCape: One of India’s first female Muslim comic illustrators

She donned the hijab when she was twelve years old, in a school run by Hindus.  “I’ll never forget the moment I walked through the corridors of my school, in my first week of wearing the hijab, and this teacher called me. I had never spoken to her before but I knew she had a …

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A 20 yo Jamia Millia Islamia Student creates a makeshift COVID-19 Shelter out of shipping containers.

The youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow! Meet Kaif Ali, a 20 year old student of architecture from Jamia Millia Islamia who has been appreciated by ‘Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal’, the Honourable HRD Minister of India for conceptualizing a makeshift COVID-19 shelter out of shipping containers. He has also been honoured by NDTV as …

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From Refugee to Social Activist – Read the Fascinating Story of Hasan Al-Akraa

People who know Hasan describe him as lively, bright and engaging. “If you’re ever in a room with him, he just stands out. He’s always full of energy, he tells jokes and he’s always smiling”. Life was happy and peaceful for twelve year-old Hasan Al-Akraa and his family in the small village of Hretaan, in …

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OPEN LETTER TO RJD TO BREAK THEIR SILENCE ON INCARCERATION OF MUSLIM STUDENTS OF BIHAR: SHARJEEL IMAM AND MEERAN HAIDER

To,Tejashwi Yadav,President of RJD (Rashtriya Janata Dal) We are writing to you on behalf of the student community of Bihar, studying at eminentuniversities of India, including Jawaharlal Nehru University, IIT Delhi. Our friend, colleague, brother Sharjeel Imam has been incarcerated from the past 8 months onvarious charges as grave as sedition, UA(P)A & Hate Speech …

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Braver than documented: Begum Hazrat Mahal, soul of the 1857 rebellion

“…it is only necessary to remember that Hindoostanee rulers are altogether kind and merciful. Thousands have seen this, millions have heard it. No one has ever seen in a dream that the English forgave an offence.” – Begum Hazrat Mahal A perceptive ruler, a brave warrior and an intelligent woman, Muhammadi Khanum, better known as …

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Educational Renaissance of Malappuram

“You are overqualified to be someone from Malappuram”, said one of my professors at Medical school. “You are mistaken”, I replied with a smile. I didn’t explain further because people who are prone to hasty judgements do not understand beyond their level of perception. Yet I could not help but think, “Why would he pass …

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“The only challenge we faced was that the ration packets were never enough.”

Meet The Man Behind The Efforts Mr.Zaffar Khan, a 57 year old leather businessman from Dharavi, Mumbai has been serving his community since he was a young man. It comes as no surprise that he considered it his responsibility to help people who were struggling to make ends meet during the Coronavirus lockdown. We got …

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