Combating Radicalisation during Ramzan: Mumbai Police outreach to Muslims

By Srinath Rao, Indian ExpressDated: May 27, 2019 THIS Ramzan, senior police officers in Mumbai have been reaching out to the Muslim community with one goal: Publicise the “negligible participation of Indian Muslims in international terrorist theatres”. Several IPS officers told The Indian Express that they have been meeting Muslim community leaders at Iftaar parties over the last two weeks. “We have been reassuring community leaders of safety in spite of events in Sri Lanka and New Zealand. The feedback we have received is that there will be no reactions,…

The Entry of Global Jihad through South India

By R S N Singh,Indian Defence ReviewDate : July 24 , 2018 In a statement in Rajya Sabha, the Minister for State for Home, Mr Hansraj Ahir said that the NIA and the state police of various states have so far arrested 75 people for links with the Islamic State. 50 of them belong to the southern states of India. Thus, they constitute more than 65 percent. The spread of these individuals allured by Islamic State brand of jihadism is given on the map. The radicalization of Muslim youth in…

Jamiat Ulma e Hind’s statement on Terror attack in Sri lanka

Dated: April 21, 2019 Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind’s General Secretary Maulana Mahmood Madani has strongly condemned the attack on innocent civilians in simultaneous explosions at three churches and other places in Sri Lanka. He expressed his solidarity with the bereaved families and prayed for speedy recovery of those injured. “Attacks on religious places and during religious festival whether they are in Colombo or in Christchurch mosque are truly appalling and are being perpetrated with intention to create havoc and anarchy at international level.’’  Maulana Madani pointed out that these terrorist attacks are…

मुस्लिम उलेमा ने ISIS , तालिबान, अल-कायदा और अन्य आतंकवादी समूहों के ख़िलाफ़ फ़तवा जारी किया

By Islam Shant Hai Dated: July 22, 2019 इस्लाम की शिक्षा आतंकवाद को रोकती हैं और अनुचित हिंसा और रक्तपात की निंदा करती हैं। दुनिया के सभी हिस्सों के अतीत और वर्तमान के मुस्लिम विद्वानों ने  आतंकवाद की बार-बार निंदा की और आतंकवाद और उससे संबंधित कृत्यों के खिलाफ इस्लामी क़ानूनी फैसले या फतवे जारी किए। इनमें से कई सीधे तौर पर आतंकवाद की वास्तविक घटना पर प्रतिक्रिया देते हैं जिसमें नागरिकों को इस्लाम के नाम पर चरमपंथियों द्वारा निशाना बनाया गया। 70,000 भारतीय मुस्लिम उलेमा ने ISIS (आईएसआईएस), तालिबान,…

Deoband’s Anti-Terrorism Convention: Some Reflections

By Yoginder Sikand, TwoCircles.net Dated: March 11, 2008 The mammoth ‘Anti-Terrorism Convention’ organised at Deoband late last month, which brought together ulema from all over the country, has received wide media coverage. While smaller conventions of this sort have been organized by other ulema bodies in recent years, this one, unlike others, caught the attention of the media particularly because it was organized by the Dar ul-Ulum Deoband, probably the largest traditional madrasa in the world, which large sections of the media have been unfairly berating as the ‘hub’ of…

Indian Muslim Ulema Gather In Hyderabad to Introspect: Need to go beyond Fatwas against Terror and tackle deeper issues that alienate Muslims

By Sultan Shaheen, New Age Islam Dated: November 2008 Six thousand Muslim clerics are set to gather in Hyderabad on November 8 to issue the “biggest ever fatwa” against terror. Organised by the Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind, the country’s largest Islamic body, the meet will have muftis from all states condemning the propaganda that “regards terrorism as synonymous with jihad”. The Jamiat, along with the Dar-ul Uloom Deoband, India’s oldest Islamic seminary, had issued a similar fatwa on May 31, the first of its kind in the country. “The first fatwa was…

How “Allah Wale” in Kashmir were established to sustain anti-India campaign?

Dated: August 29,2019 Ahl-e-Hadith (Salafists) are active in Kashmir for more than a century and have always worked to purge the Persianite Kashmiri Islam of indigenous elements. It meant freeing popular Islam in the valley of its pre-Islamic roots. Bakhshi Ghulam Muhammad, Kashmir Chief Minister believed in the Rishi mystic tradition, the indigenous tradition of Kashmir. However, as the concept of Greater Muslim Kashmir developed, the resultant social-religious schism posed a big challenge. Ahl-e-Hadith allied in Kashmir with the “Allah Wale” and began to be counter the mainstream Kashmiri Muslims…

The Five Myths of the ISIS Repatriation Debate

By Amarnath Amarasingam and Leah West  Dated: 18 October 2019 As we head into the Canadian federal election next week, one of the many pressing issues facing the new government will be the question of what to do with the nearly 40 Canadian men, women, and children currently in Kurdish custody in northeastern Syria. We visited the camps and the prisons over the course of a week earlier this month, and the challenges we documented were immense and since the invasion by Turkey, those problems are only getting worse. On…