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    ...A graduate from a respectable madrasa is not even paid a salary of Rs 10,000. We should understand the real meaning and motive when the Quran speaks of giving zakat. As a community, we have been in the eye of the storm globally ever since 9/11. We have been justifying our stand as good Muslims — but is it actually making any difference? I write this piece to Muslims in India. Several commissions and reports have found that, as a community, we are the worst off on a lot of social parameters and indices. Who is to be blamed? All the governments since Independence till date? If not, then I want to know which government and party took us to a different level apart from providing Urdu teachers and funding for madrasas and the yearly, symbolic iftars. How many times have we sat and thought about the future — of coming generations — without playing victim? What have we done to take our youth out of the madrasas and bring them to the mainstream? ...

    Indian Express on July 7, 2017, 12:08 a.m.

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    ...A graduate from a respectable madrasa is not even paid a salary of Rs 10,000. We should understand the real meaning and motive when the Quran speaks of giving zakat. As a community, we have been in the eye of the storm globally ever since 9/11. We have been justifying our stand as good Muslims — but is it actually making any difference? I write this piece to Muslims in India. Several commissions and reports have found that, as a community, we are the worst off on a lot of social parameters and indices. Who is to be blamed? All the governments since Independence till date? If not, then I want to know which government and party took us to a different level apart from providing Urdu teachers and funding for madrasas and the yearly, symbolic iftars. How many times have we sat and thought about the future — of coming generations — without playing victim? What have we done to take our youth out of the madrasas and bring them to the mainstream? ...

    Indian Express on July 7, 2017, 12:08 a.m.