Articles by Tufail Ahmad
Feb 20, 2017
Travels of a political pilgrim: How bridging religious, worldly knowledge gap can reform Muslim educationThe fundamental cause of Muslim backwardness in India is rooted in division of knowledge between deeni (religious) & duniyavi (worldly) taleem (education).
Feb 17, 2017
Lal Shahbaz Qalandar bombing: It's worrying that Indian Urdu press allows arguments favouring mosque attacksThe jihadis who bombed the Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Pakistan have found resonance in India as well. Such arguments don't startle us if they happen in Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, but they being publicly discussed in the Urdu press
Feb 16, 2017
Travels of a political pilgrim: Should taxpayers be funding AMU’s imams, muezzins, theology department?Intellectually, the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) is dead at the feet of excessive influence of Islam in its academic and social life.
Feb 15, 2017
Travels of a political pilgrim: Is rise of religiosity on AMU campus a precursor to another 'Partition'?The rise of burqas and skullcaps on Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) campus could lead to another 'partition' of India, which need not be territorial.
Feb 14, 2017
Travels of a political pilgrim: Secularism versus communalism at election timeAn article on the electoral politics in Uttar Pradesh, published in the Urdu Times of 7 February and written by one Muhammad Jaseemuddin Nizami, interprets the secularism-communalism debate by an interesting analogy
Feb 13, 2017
Travels of a political pilgrim: Separatism and integration in the time of Uttar Pradesh electionsWith Uttar Pradesh in the thick of a tumultuous election it is necessary to decode the mind of its Muslim community - its anxieties, aspirations & impulses.
Feb 13, 2017
In current climate of counter-nationalism, is there hope for Islamic reformation in India?Sufism can help manage radicalism; it cannot counter it. Hence, Islam's reformation must come from Islamic scholars, however unlikely it might be.
Jan 30, 2017
Is Aligarh Muslim University, once again, leading a campaign for Partition of India?After serving 35 years in the Indian Army, Brigadier (retd) Syed Ahmad Ali joined the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) as its pro-vice chancellor in 2012 and seems to have conveniently forgotten the secular ethos that are integral to the military life.
Dec 20, 2016
Madras HC's order declaring Sharia courts illegal is a start; Supreme Court must follow suitThe Madras High Court order of 19 December that declared Sharia courts functioning from mosques across Tamil Nadu as illegal is of far-reaching consequences
Dec 09, 2016
Triple Talaq violates Fundamental Right: Supreme Court should rule against itOn 8 December, the Allahabad High Court used strong words against the practice of triple talaq, describing it as “unconstitutional” and a violation of the rights of Muslim women, but such strong words do not mean anything practically and certainly do not settle the issue in law.