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The ‘Shahi Imams’ Of India

The ‘Shahi Imams’ Of India

Nov 26, 2014 C.M. Naim

While the ‘Shahi’ Imam of the Jama Masjid in Delhi has been much in the news lately, he is not...

Be Crazy With God...

Be Crazy With God...

Dec 27, 2012 C.M. Naim

If in the process of discovering his or her place within the greater scheme of things, an individual human...

Will Justice Katju Please Take Note?

Will Justice Katju Please Take Note?

Aug 20, 2012 C.M. Naim

How a Delhi Urdu paper used the Chinese earthquake photos of 2010 and spread hatred against Tibetans and...

The Maulana Who Loved Krishna

The Maulana Who Loved Krishna

Jan 12, 2012 C.M. Naim

Hasrat Mohani was not just a maverick when it came to publicly championing the radical thinking of Tilak. He...

The Deadening Silence Of Good Intentions

The Deadening Silence Of Good Intentions

Nov 18, 2011 C.M. Naim

Closed gates; zipped lips. What happens when an exhibition on the Quran opens in New Delhi.

A Musafir To London

A Musafir To London

Oct 17, 2011 C.M. Naim

Today marks the 194th birthday of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan. In 1869, he travelled with his two sons to England,...

In The Name Of Defending Islam

In The Name Of Defending Islam

Jul 22, 2011 C.M. Naim

Under the usual cover of 'Islam is in Danger', a pernicious campaign seems to be getting mounted against the...

Learn From Pakistan

Learn From Pakistan

Apr 26, 2011 C.M. Naim

A rapidly increasing coarseness of feeling and language against Ahmadis does not bode well for Indian Muslims...

Berlin Diary

Berlin Diary

Dec 27, 2010 C.M. Naim

It seems that the ‘Chapati Conspiracy’ of 1857 was in fact a ‘Poori Plot’. Pooris do make better...

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A "Browning" Of Islam In America?

Sep 10, 2010 C.M. Naim

In all the discussions about the proposed Islamic Centre in New York, the oldest group of American Muslims...

A Dissent

A Dissent

Sep 03, 2010 C.M. Naim

'Please, the point has been made. Now show some good sense. Do something truly peaceable: build your 'Cordoba...

Anti-Ahmadism In India

Anti-Ahmadism In India

Aug 31, 2010 C.M. Naim

Indians, Muslims and non-Muslims alike, must learn from the sectarian developments in Pakistan, and make...

Fatwa No More

Fatwa No More

Jul 13, 2010 C.M. Naim

Let us ignore all fatwas—at least for one year. Let us allow some breathing space to those who can’t live...

A Lament For Lahore

A Lament For Lahore

Jul 03, 2010 C.M. Naim

May its lights always shine!

A Killing In Ferozewala

A Killing In Ferozewala

Jun 03, 2010 C.M. Naim

I first read the news on January 6: “Ahmadi leader shot dead in Ferozewala,” and “Victim’s son claims...

Spinning The Conspiracy Wheel

Spinning The Conspiracy Wheel

May 31, 2010 C.M. Naim

American newspapers have superb "spin masters"; Pakistani Urdu press excels in "conspiracy theorists" -- as...

Let It All Hang Out—In Urdu!

Let It All Hang Out—In Urdu!

May 28, 2010 C.M. Naim

A fascinating two-facedness seems to prevail when it comes to the English and Urdu print media in Pakistan

Forgotten Victims Of Great Games

Forgotten Victims Of Great Games

Mar 12, 2010 C.M. Naim

They would have called themselves Katis, but the Muslims surrounding them had for centuries called them...

Erasing “Allah” In Churches And Mosques 

Erasing “Allah” In Churches And Mosques 

Jan 15, 2010 C.M. Naim

The controversy in Malaysia shows the arrogance and ignorance that often underlie fanaticism. But it is also...

Pseudo-Scholarship

Pseudo-Scholarship

Sep 11, 2009 C.M. Naim

Jaswant Singh's controversial book on Jinnah has nothing new to offer, except some rare photographs. It is...