articles by Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi

Bollywood

Raees' Pakistan ban: SRK film doesn't defame Islam; censors' hyper-religiosity is misplaced

The Censor Board in Pakistan should ponder as to why all other Islamic countries are screening Raees if it is really an onslaught against the ethos of Islam. Do the censors believe that Pakistan is the only Islamic nation in the world?

World

Donald Trump's travel ban: Silence of some pro-Islamist countries reek of fundamentalism-imperialism nexus

Given the mixed and obscure responses from Muslim countries, only time will unravel if Trump’s Muslim ban will augur well for the “melting pot” of America.

World

New US President Donald Trump's administration through the prism of Saudi Arabic media

When Donald Trump was sworn in the White House, this Arabic daily extensively highlighted the historic event conveying the Saudi King Salman’s congratulations to President Trump, not only in the full-page advertisements but also in editorials and opinion pages.

World

Ankara assassination: Why Erdogan blames the Gulenists and ignores the jihadists

Turkey has emerged as a new citadel of the lethal global jihadism today. An Ankara-based Turkish journalist, Burak Bekdil wrote an article explaining how Turkey is becoming the victim of its own enthusiasm for Jihadism.

India

Tablighi Jama’at: An ‘apolitical’ Islamist movement preaching religious fanaticism

It cannot be denied that Islamist supremacism and exclusivity emanate from the retrogressive movements of preaching and proselytising like the Tablighi Jam’at (TJ) — the largest Islamic movement across the world, based in India.

India

Triple talaq, Constitution, Quran and self-imposed custodians of Islam in India

An in-depth and objective probe into the above Quranic injunctions clearly reveal that the Quran is compatible with the Constitution.

India

Battling radicalism with Sufism: Is Jamiat-Ulama-i-Hind using Ajmer Sharif for political gains?

While at one end the Jamiat-Ulama-i-Hind is using Sufism to appeal to the liberal Muslims in India, its rejection to identify it as a part of Islam shows its dual political stand, which also spans across issues like Triple Talaq and uniform civil code

India

Ban on Zakir Naik not the end; India needs vigilance to save Muslim youth

Banning Zakir Naik’s Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) will not undo the messages he has preached to youth all these years, there is a need to keep a continuous vigil

World

US election 2016: Not just Republicans, even Islamic State will celebrate Donald Trump's win

Now that the US presidential election 2016 is over, the Islami State (IS) will be eagerly waiting for US President-elect Donald Trump to figure out ways to fulfil his poll promises including bombing the hell out of the IS

India

Rebuttal to anti-India article in Dawn: Don't see India through Pakistan's prism

In a sharp rebuttal to an anti-India article in Pakistan daily Dawn by a Jamia Milia Islamia scholar, another Jamiaite and Firstpost writer states that the writer should give up judging the India through the prism of Pakistani press.

Politics

UP polls: How formation of a Muslim political coalition could hurt 'secular' parties like SP, BSP

Muslim affairs in UP are worsening day by day. Given this fact, the formation of Ittehad Front will certainly create problems for parties like SP and BSP.

India

UCC and triple talaq debate: Media has wholly ignored misreading of religious texts

In the much-hyped debate on the Uniform Civil Code and the Islamic conception of talaq-e-salasa (triple talaq), news media has understated a very crucial point. Just as the landmark developments in law brought about by judicial pronouncements could not receive the required attention of media, the misreading of religious texts has been wholly ignored in the debate.

India

Triple talaq and Indian Urdu Press: Why is the space limited for dissenting views?

Some of the Urdu newspapers do not give even a minor space for a different or divergent opinion when it comes to the Muslim Personal Laws.

Politics

AIMPLB's boycott of Uniform Civil Code questionnaire is a ploy to maintain hegemony

One wonders why the AIMPLB has castigated the Law Commission's questionnaire on uniform civil code when it has sought the opinion from the entire socio-religious spectrum on the "revision and reform of family laws". Isn’t it the democratic process meant to seek the pulse of the mainstream Muslims on the personal laws?

World

Radicalisation of the Muslim women: Here’s why we are losing Islam to the radical Islamists

But the gullible Muslim women take no cognisance of the mullahs’ male-chauvinism and fall prey to their loud claims of being the flag-bearers of the ‘true’ and ‘pure’ Islam.

India

Salafism in Kashmir: Why is media silent on Salafi-Wahhabi preachers in the Valley?

Why is Indian media, particularly the TV channels, silent on the rapid spread of petrodollar Islam in India and its inevitable consequence — the radicalisation of the gullible Muslim youth, notably in the Kashmir Valley?

India

Zakir Naik's open letter can't misguide Indian Muslims; they won't buy misuse of religious texts

The ‘Open Letter’ of Zakir Naik to the Indian Muslims as well as the government has reopened opinions on the controversial Salafi Islamist preacher.

World

Islamic conference in Chechnya: Why Sunnis are disassociating themselves from Salafists

An Islamic conference was organised in Chechnya recently by Muslim clerics from around the world to take an uncompromising stand against Takfiri terrorism.

World

Saudi cleric calling Iranians 'non-Muslims' and deriding Zoroastrians is religion-based persecution

Many moderate Muslims in the two countries are coming out to question the chauvinistic theocracy of Iran and Saudi Arabia.