Vivian Dsena, the popular television actor known for his portrayal of Abhay Raichand in Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahani, Rishabh Kundra in Madhubala - Ek Ishq Ek Junoon, said to media that he’s been following Islam since 2019.
“I am leaving this place with better understanding and further curiosity of what Islam is,” said Drea Solis, a football fan from California.
When I was born, my mother didn't hold me in her hands. Because she was worried about giving birth to a female child. But Islam teaches that those who give birth to two female children and grow them with utmost love and care will be promised heaven.
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.
. The politics of identity is about the politics of belonging, and limiting someone and their voices to their caste identity, caste people and closed caste circles delegitimizes the potential of belonging to an emancipatory faith or pursuit of a new identity where they can belong with all kind of acceptance.
Post the tragic incident in Mettupalayam, Coimbatore, where a caste-wall collapsed on December 2 last year and led to the death of 17 Dalits, 430 Dalits have embraced Islam on January 24 and around 1000 people announced that they were to convert to Islam in recent weeks.