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Celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr in COVID times

Celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr in COVID times

By: Mushtaq Bhat The month of Ramadhan begins and ends with the appearance of the new moon and when the Holy month of Ramadhan draws to a close, the festival of Eid-ul-Fitr takes place. It is the day of feasting when Muslims dress up, gather together at the place called ‘Eid Gah’ for a particular […]

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Role of Press towards disability issues, concerns and expectations

Role of Press towards disability issues, concerns and expectations

On World Press Freedom Day

By: M Ahmad ‘World Press Freedom Day’ is an annual celebration of press freedom observed on 3rd May globally. Its main celebration is organized by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and this year’s theme ‘Information as a Public Good’ emphasizes the service to be made available to all members and sections of […]

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MENTAL HEALTH & PANDEMIC: HOW TO COPE THROUGH THESE TESTING TIMES

MENTAL HEALTH & PANDEMIC: HOW TO COPE THROUGH THESE TESTING TIMES

By: Dr. Shazia Shafi Are you feeling distressed, anxious and isolated? Are you feeling emotionally vulnerable? Are you wondering day in and day out is there no end to this suffering? Are you worried for your parents’ and your kids’ well-being? Well, so is everyone! First thing, feeling all this is absolutely normal. That is […]

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The sad reality of Drug Addiction in Kashmir!

The sad reality of Drug Addiction in Kashmir!

BY: Faizaan Bashir Watching through the window, this old frazzled man urged me to have a disheartening view of two of his younger children puffing weed. So much so, their style of talking and bodily movements would quiver with each passing second. This reminded me of the time when I too had grown the victim […]

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The Legacy of Maulana Wahidudin Khan

The Legacy of Maulana Wahidudin Khan

By: Mir Imtiyaz Aafreen In general, when we form an opinion on religious personalities, it has been seen that we are not able to maintain a balance. If the personality in question is our ‘own’, we easily fall prey to hero-worship by considering it almost infallible.  However, if the personality in question belongs to some […]

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Disability not a barrier’

Disability not a barrier’

The Islamic advocacy for the Persons with Disabilities

By: M Ahmad Before Islam, people of Madinah used to prevent the lame, the blind and other disabled from sharing food with them considering them disgusting and would show unjust behaviour towards these people who would be made to suffer isolation and other discriminations. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) transformed the lives of the disabled people by […]

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MAULANA WAHIDUDDIN KHAN: An advocate of religious harmony  

MAULANA WAHIDUDDIN KHAN: An advocate of religious harmony  

By: DAR JAVED Maulana Wahiduddin Khan – the advocate of religious harmony, a true Islamic scholar whose accommodativeness and free thinking earned him a great repute across the globe, even though it also brought him some criticism from some quarters. But he was a man of the intellect and research- a scholar par excellence- who […]

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Maulana Wahiduddin Khan: A Pioneer of Contemporary Insights

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan: A Pioneer of Contemporary Insights

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), the last Prophet of Islam said: “The scholars are the heirs of the Prophets, for the Prophets did not leave behind dinars or dirhams (the currency units), rather they left behind knowledge, so whoever gains knowledge has gained great good fortune.” True to this Prophetic wisdom, in the third decade of the […]

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The objective of Fasting is to achieve ’Taqwa’

The objective of Fasting is to achieve ’Taqwa’

By: Mudasir Ahmad Allah says in the holy Quran- ‘Oh, my slaves- come back to me; I am your ‘lord’. Don’t turn away from me as you have no other way to get succeeded in your life. Do worship and achieve Taqwa (God consciousness) that I want from you’. ‘Taqwa’ cleans you internally when you […]

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Connecting with your Roots via ‘Haakh’

Connecting with your Roots via ‘Haakh’

By: Sabba Shah You are ‘how and where you were raised’. I am from Kashmir- a beautiful valley nestled in the great Himalayan ranges. Like our geography, our culture is unique and rich in terms of language, customs and food. Amongst our famous cuisine there is one staple veggie eaten almost daily that is Haakh […]

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