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Non-Muslim's devotional poetry
A poem in praise of the Prophet

A poem in praise of the Prophet

Mohammed Wajihuddin | January 19, 2013
Hindu poet Chander Bhan Khayal's long panegyric on Prophet Mohammed earned him the Sahitya Akademi Award. He tells TOI-Crest why he loves Urdu.
Through the gate

Through the gate

Mohammed Wajihuddin | December 22, 2012
Delhi's oldest school finally opens its doors to female students despite stiff resistance from traditionalists.
Women’s access to dargahs
Shrines to tolerance

Shrines to tolerance

Mohammed Wajihuddin | November 10, 2012
Some Mumbai dargahs have banned the entry of women devotees into the sanctum. When the Sufi saints lying buried there didn't discriminate, why…
Body Language
Fatima nightingale

Fatima nightingale

Mohammed Wajihuddin | November 10, 2012
Orthodoxy has kept Muslim women from taking up nursing as a career.
Oudh and about

Oudh and about

Mohammed Wajihuddin | October 13, 2012
A perfume made from trees in Assam and sold in Mumbai attracts Arabs looking for something special.
art of calligraphy
License to quill

License to quill

Mohammed Wajihuddin | May 26, 2012
Islamic calligraphers are trying to find new avenues and patrons for their work.
e-Jamaat ID
Playing the community card

Playing the community card

Mohammed Wajihuddin | March 17, 2012
There are two views on whether the e-ID issued to Dawoodi Bohras by their spiritual head is to facilitate or police them.
This Is India
An orator and a gentleman

An orator and a gentleman

Mohammed Wajihuddin | December 17, 2011
Maulana Athar is arguably the most popular Moharram speaker in the world.
Dignity of Funeral
Speaker for the dead

Speaker for the dead

Mohammed Wajihuddin | October 8, 2011
Just seven kilometres from the Ayodhya site which has been at the centre of Hindu-Muslim disputes, a 70-year-old has shown that humanity comes before…
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Mixing Haj and Holiday

Mixing Haj and Holiday

Mohammed Wajihuddin | August 27, 2011
Muslims are flying to Mecca instead of Bangkok to perform Umrah and holiday as well.
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