Obligatory bathing-II

Intention or Niyyat:  It is a Sunnah to make the niyyat for Ghusl. A person must express his intention of getting clean from impurity. The type of impurity one intends to get rid of has to be expressed. For example I am performing Ghusl to clean myself from janaabat.  There are three obligatory acts to […]

Involve youth in activities to prevent crimes

Dear Editor The increasing graph of crimes in Kashmir is alarming. The military occupation for such a long time was bound to inflate the crime graph in Kashmir and now we are witnessing it. Every day we hear some one molested, someone murdered, some caught in drug trafficking and smuggling.   The rate and intensity […]

Fooling the Voters 

Dear Editor Kashmir has been an issue right from the outset and will continue to remain so unless India, Pakistan and the Kashmiris sit together and carve out an amicable solution. Holding of elections in the disputed territory is not going to yield any tangible results. The voters in Kashmir are not conscious that India […]

Obligatory bathing -I  

Ghusl is an Arabic word which refers to total body ablution. It becomes obligatory after sexual intercourse.  Both the partners have to go for it whether ejaculation takes place or not. If the man enters the woman even for a second, Ghusl becomes obligatory for the both. Abu Hurairah (RA) quoting the most revered Prophet […]

Stand up against female infanticide

  The sex ratio in Jammu and Kashmir has decreased from 900 to 883 females for each 1000 males since the last census of 2001. The child sex ratio has also declined from 964 to 859 per 1000 males as per the census report of 2011.  Both the ratios are well below the all India […]

How to perform istinja

Istinja is Sunnat-ul-Mauqada (emphasized Sunnah). It means cleaning the private parts after urination and defecation. The most revered Prophet (SAW) used to purify himself with three stones and water. However, according to present day scholars, tissue paper and water can be used for cleaning. Istinja is to clean urine and stool off from the private […]

Toilet etiquette

Islam is a complete code of conduct. Nothing has been left out. There are guidelines in black and white even on toilet etiquette. When entering the toilet, one should say “Allahumma innee a’oodhu bika minal khubthi wal khabaa-ith.” One should enter the toilet by putting left foot first and exit with one’s right foot. While […]

Safety in Construction Industry

Dear Editor Construction industry has boomed over the years and safety precautions are basic components for its sustainability. Today one sees big and tall buildings around the city. When one goes to work one can enjoy driving car on the smooth roads. Even two different places can be connected with the use of strong bridges. […]