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Posted by on Nov 1, 2007 in Society | 0 comments

Voice of Indian Muslims…

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India’s leading newspaper The Hindustan Times catches up with a community in transition, “with Muslims who are proud of being Muslims, and do not hesitate to go back to their religion to get ahead in life, make money, get educated and change their lot.”

For their profiles and how the Indian Muslims think please click here…

Islam in India is the second-most practiced religion after Hinduism. There are approximately 174 million Muslims in India (according to government census 2001), i.e., 12.4% of the population. India has the second largest population of Muslims in the world (the largest being Indonesia). More here…

“Contrary to popular belief, Islam came to South Asia long before Muslim invasions of India. Islamic influence first came to be felt in the early 7th century with the advent of Arab traders. Trade relations between Arabia and the subcontinent are very ancient. According to Historians Elliot and Dowson in their book The History of India as told by its own Historians, the first ship bearing Muslim travelers was seen on the Indian coast as early as 630 AD.”