Articles by Tufail Ahmad
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.
Nov 10, 2016
India's ex-Muslims: Shedding traditional Islam for scienceSuch youths — both men and women, and well educated — are typically in their twenties and thirties and describe themselves as ex-Muslims, atheists or cultural Muslims.
Oct 21, 2016
Triple talaq issue: Muslim women fighting for their rights is a great moment for democracyMuslim women are going to the Supreme Court with constitution in their hands to assert their fundamental rights and get rid of triple talaq.
Oct 14, 2016
Triple talaq: Urdu media agog with conspiracy theories to force changes in ShariahA movement, led predominantly by Islamic clerics and some Muslim politicians, is underway among Indian Muslims to defend any likelihood of change or reform in Muslim Personal Laws.