Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Irena Akbar

Irena Akbar runs an Islamic art enterprise in Lucknow

Why I reject Indian Islam

Muslims of India need to unshackle themselves from the need to visibilize their Indianness and invisibilize their Muslimness. They need to reject all ideas and labels that seek the approval of others at the cost of their own dignity. “Indian Islam” is one such label. As an Indian who follows Islam, I absolutely reject it.