Author: javedjamil

Can Judges be totally objective in their views and judgments?

The appointment of 5-judge bench in the Indian Supreme Court on Babri Masjid/Ayodhya case has rightly been criticised by one of the parties for its non-representation of any Muslim in the panel. The counter argument given in response is that Judges are just judges and cannot be doubted regarding their impartiality. Does that argument hold true? Already, one of the judges had to take back his name following the argument that he had once appeared in the Court on behalf of a Chief Minister who campaigned actively in favour of Mandir. Can the judges be expected to be wholly...

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Late Shakila Begum: A tribute to my mother

My mother, Shakila Begum, breathed her last on 7 January 2018 after more than two months of hospitalization. My father, Late Jamil Ahmad had left us on 10 January last year and it was perhaps her devotion to him that did not let one complete year pass before her joining him in the heavenly abode. May Allah shower His choicest blessings and maghfirah on them! When we give a thought to what Islam is about, it is not difficult to understand that Islam is primarily about relationships: relationship between God and His Creation, between God and human beings, between prophets and...

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Rohingya Crisis: Let Humanity Prevail! A view from India

Rohingya crisis has become the latest addition to the unending chain of victimisation of Muslims. Again, there is hardly any surprise that Myanmar Government is trying to project them as terrorists. The wars, imported civil wars, invasions and riots are the illegitimate weapons of the strong. Terrorism is the illegitimate weapon of the week. The weapon may be illegitimate but the grievances are often if not always genuine. If the world witnessed “Muslim terrorism” in last two decades, it was partly if not wholly the result of the prosecution and persecution of Muslims for decades. They faced persecution by...

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Late Mr Jamil Ahmad: A practical visionary

Late Mr Jamil Ahmad: A practical visionary

An orphan in early childhood, my father Late Jamil Ahmad Sahab went on to live a long and successful life. His death on 10 January 2017 marked the end of a truly illustrious career.  Born in 1923, he had lost both his father and mother very early in his childhood and was taken care of by his brother Late Muhammad Yusuf Advocate who was about 10 years older than him. His career as a student, first in Govt Inter College, Meerut and then Meerut Degree College as a student of law was marked by high achievements. Always passing in...

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The Chilcot Report: The Coalition of the Willing must apologise to the Muslim World and pay compensation

After the release of the Chilcot Report, ideally the entire world would have stood united and demanded severest possible punishment to the perpetrators of a crime that led to the loss of at least 3 million innocent lives in Iraq. But when the lives lost were mostly of Muslims, why should the world bother about it? Even if the rest of the world had not done what it must have done, the Muslim World should have gone mad after US-British led Coalition of the Willing and had demanded an immediate apology to the whole Muslim world, the payment of...

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