Articles by Moin Qazi

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Bitter Harvest for Indian Farmers
Moin Qazi – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Dec 2016

15 Dec 2016 – The naked and cruel truth about India is that agriculture remains its Achilles’ heel. It is a source of livelihood for hundreds of millions of people but a fraction of the nation’s total economy and a symbol of its perennial distress.

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Unveiling Islamic Polygamy
Moin Qazi – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Dec 2016

One of the most contentious issues that come up in any debate on Islam’s gender practices is polygamy. Contrary to various myths, polygamy is a unique and revolutionary social safety and security net that has unfortunately been maligned on account of its abuse.

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Women in Islam: The New Paradigm
Moin Qazi – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Dec 2016

The portrayal of Muslim women that we glimpse in the media is grim and somber. The public perception of them is one of stubborn stereotypes: supposedly powerless and oppressed, behind walls and veils, demure, voiceless and silent figures, discriminated and bereft of even basic rights. This picture keeps reinforcing itself, largely because this is how the Western media caricatures women in Islam.

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India’s NGOs: A Mixed Blessing
Moin Qazi – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Nov 2016

The recent decisions of Indian government imposing stern controls on foreign nongovernmental organizations is deplorable but, sadly, not surprising. Illiberal and authoritarian governments are inherently allergic to civil society and, more broadly, to any institutions they don’t control. India and several other countries have either passed or proposed similar laws to curtail the activities of nongovernmental groups.

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The Uniform Civil Code Debate in India: Unveiling the Myths
Moin Qazi – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Oct 2016

The Indian government has embarked on a marathon exercise of seeking public opinion on having a Uniform Civil Code. A uniform civil code will mean that personal laws will become subservient to constitutional law. The Constitution enjoins all religions and faiths to be respected equally and adherents be free to carry out the articles of their faith.

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Can Sufism Sanitize Our Planet?
Moin Qazi, New Age Islam – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Oct 2015

In the chaos that prevails around us the most authentic hope comes from mystics whose poetry and philosophy combines the virtuous message of formal religion with the transcendental values of love and harmony. The finest exponent of this luminous philosophy was Rumi (which means daylight), the great 13th century Sufi mystic.

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