Islam, Modernity and the New Millenium: Themes from a Critical Rationalist Reading of Islam

By Gowhar Quadir Wani The claim of universality on the part of Islam coupled with the ever-changing nature of human society has given rise to a vast area of intellectual engagements and discussions under the rubric of ‘Islam and modernity’. While the founding fathers of Sociology—Marx, Durkheim and Weber—grappled with the shift of human society […]

Hazrat Bilal(RA): The Muezzin of Islam

Hazrat Bilal(RA): The Muezzin of Islam

MUBASHIR IQBAL KITABA Hazrat Bilal (RA) was one of the most famous companions of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW). His (RA) is the story of patience and faith. Hazrat Bilal (RA) was born in slavery as his mother was a slave in the house of Umayyah IbnKhalaf. ( Before the advent of Islam, slave markets […]

Physiotherapy: A Holistic View is Needed

Dr Nayeem U Zia As World Physiotherapy Day has passed, it is imperative for all of us to make the importance of physiotherapy felt in society. Though physiotherapists in this part of the world have been making tremendous efforts to ascertain it, some more work must be done. Besides the importance of physiotherapy in orthopaedics, […]

Imam Hussain(AS): An Inspiration and a Role Model

Imam Hussain(AS): An Inspiration and a Role Model

Raashid Ul Nabi Khan The month of Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar year. Every injustice and oppression reminds us of Karbala, the tragic incident took place on the tenth of Muharram. It was the murder of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS), his family members and his friends by Yazid. To state what […]

Young Children do not Need the Cold ‘Comfort’ of Creches. They Need and Yearn for Parental Love and Affection.

Dr. Aashiq-ul-Islam Nature has designed human beings in their best moulds and created all creation in the best form as couples. Allah Ta’ala , right from the origin, has framed humanity and humanism, rather all creations according to His best will so that we all human beings can understand the phenomenon of Nature in its […]

Remembering 9/11: An Echo of Imperialist Violence in Chile

Remembering 9/11: An Echo of Imperialist Violence in Chile

By Raheel Bashir September the 11th, 2018 marks forty five years of one the most gruesome acts of terrorism in modern times. On this day in 1973, the Chilean Military backed by the United States initiated a coup d’état that deposed the democratically elected Socialist President Salvador Allende, leading to his eventual death and established […]

Depriving Teachers Amounts to Demoralizing Them!

By Sheikh Gulzar Ahmed The catchy slogan of SSA ‘ Pedhe baharat , Bedhe baharat’ has a different meaning in Kashmir. Since the inception of Sarva Shiksha Abbhiyan(SSA) in Jammu and Kashmir, the department of education has seen huge ups and downs. The RTE, girl education, enrolment drive, water facility, toilets in schools, play ground, […]

Husband-Wife Relation: A Bond of Love and Compassion

Neelofar Rafeeq In Islam, the relation between husband and wife is a strong bond to be nurtured with kindness, love and mercy. It is so significant that Almighty Allah mentions it as one of his great ‘Signs’: “And of His signs is that he created for you from yourselves mates that you may find tranquillity […]

On Open Book Examinations

On Open Book Examinations

SHAH KHALID In the previous academic session, the Government Medical College GMC), Srinagar started a new pattern of Medical Examination by introducing in the Pre-final MBBS tests. This was the first such Medical Examination being conducted here in Kashmir, and it promotes “higher order skills” in students and attempts to discourage rote learning. The reference […]

The Politics of Deception

The Politics of Deception

Fida Hussain Sodagar “In Politics nothing happens by accident, if it happens, you can bet it was planned that way” are the words of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States. The words assume great significance with reference to Kashmir’s Politics. Politicians here plan to deceive people as per their interests but call […]