Articles by Tufail Ahmad
Jan 17, 2018
Haj subsidy scrapped: Welfare policies only for Muslim girls will perpetuate appeasement politicsThe Narendra Modi government's decision to end Haj subsidy — the nature and amount of which Mecca-bound Muslim pilgrims never knew — has been welcomed by Muslims and non-Muslims alike. India is a secular state.
Jan 12, 2018
Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to India: Despite country's UN vote on Jerusalem, ties with Israel will remain strongBenjamin Netanyahu's six-day visit to India comes at a time when the two countries' ties are left with a bit of a sour taste in mouth.
Jan 04, 2018
Triple talaq Bill is flawed in its present form; Rajya Sabha must amend it or send it to the dustbinIn its current form, the triple talaq Bill is designed to keep the issue alive for electoral and political purposes. It is definitely not a reform in Muslim family law.
Dec 30, 2017
Triple talaq bill: Government bulldozing its way through Lok Sabha shows its animus towards Indian MuslimsThe triple talaq bill is, quite simply, the BJP’s approach to delegitimise Indian Muslims. The proposed legislation has its roots in hatred of Muslims being nursed in our political culture.
Dec 05, 2017
Criminalising triple talaq: BJP appears to be more interested in playing politics than helping Muslim womenThe issue is not the instant triple talaq. The real issue is that a Muslim husband is barred from seeking divorce through courts.
Nov 07, 2017
Arrest of Saudi Arabian royals will send state down reformist path, serve as role model for Islamic clericsSaudi Arabia's sweeping arrests of 11 princes, including the billionaire investor prince Alwaleed bin Talal, four ministers and tens of former ministers is set to send the Saudi state down a reformist path.
Aug 23, 2017
SC verdict on triple talaq denies justice to likes of Shayara Bano as order remains ambiguous on 3-month divorceThe Supreme Court's decision to declare the practice of Triple Talaq as unconstitutional is a milestone in the Muslim women's rights movement in India.
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.