Articles by Tufail Ahmad
Jul 31, 2017
Fatwas restrict individual's constitutional freedom, India must create laws to insulate citizensThe latest fatwa expelling JD(U) leader Feroz Ahmad from Islam for saying Jai Shree Ram shows how practices such as fatwas impact Constitutional freedoms of Indian Muslims
Jul 20, 2017
Equality in Islam is limited to Muslim brotherhood, excludes non-Muslims until they live under Sharia ruleThe concept of equality in Islam, as understood by Muslims, has always been 'Islamic equality', or equality between Muslims only. This excludes equality for non-Muslims.
Jul 18, 2017
Abrahamic Hindutva: The religious fundamentalism that is a threat to India's tolerant and pluralist civilisational orderI have used the term "Abrahamic Hindutva" to argue that this civilisational order is under threat from the current generation of the people who long ago evolved these pluralistic concepts, authoured the Vedas and Smritis, and discovered Yoga and Ayurveda.
Jul 05, 2017
Narendra Modi in Tel Aviv today: It is time Muslims rethink their idea of IsraelOn 4 July, Narendra Modi became the first Indian prime minister to visit Israel.
Jul 03, 2017
Right and the not-so-Right of lynchings and hatred wrecking India: Political culture defining brand of maliceIt is not sufficient that Hindus already govern India because they are insufficiently Hindus — like secular Muslims are declared insufficient Muslims by clerics.
May 15, 2017
Triple talaq hearing: Arguments before SC show Muslim minds still unwilling to think outside religion's frameworkSupreme Court must send out hope to Muslim women on the issue of triple talaq. If the women are turned down at the door of the constitutional bench, it would cause a long-term threat to India's flourishing democracy
May 10, 2017
Madrassas are counter-liberty movements: By abolishing them, Assam govt has taken revolutionary stepMadrassas are counter-liberty movements, not educational institutions. Madrassas excel in teaching religious orthodoxies.
May 03, 2017
JeM begins conducting conferences across towns in Pakistan to explain Quranic verses on jihadThese conferences are called 'Daurat-e-Tafseer Ayaat-e-Jihad' or Tours for the Explanation of the Verses on Jihad and are undertaken by radical Islamic clerics associated with JeM
Mar 28, 2017
Triple Talaq: Muslim Law Board's stand in Supreme Court rebuffs Quran, ConstitutionIf the Supreme Court declares the practice of instant triple talaq, which is given in one sitting, as illegal, the apex court's decision will still be as per the Quran
Mar 16, 2017
Travels of a political pilgrim: Madrassas play key role in inducing orthodoxy among Azamgarh's MuslimsIndian Muslims, including those of Azamgarh, need to come out of denial and understand that radicalism and their social backwardness are rooted in the teachings of religious organisations and Muslim intellectuals