The threat of militancy among Rohingyas

The threat of militancy among Rohingyas

The recent assassination of Rohingya leader Mohammad Mohibullah in broad daylight has raised new issues of security, safety and violence in the squalid refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, in southeast Bangladesh. Several sources point their finger towards the Islamic militant outfit Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) active in the region and have taken shelter in […]

‘And love transforms pleasure into pain’

‘And love transforms pleasure into pain’

Extract from the book Qasida Butdah (ode to the scarf) comprising of ten chapters, authored by Hazrat Sharf-ud-Din Al-Busairi (RA) of Egypt 609-694 AH. The reason for writing this poem The writer Hazrat Imaam Saalih Shara-Fud-Deen Abu Abduliah Muhammad Bin Hasan Al-Busairi (RA) had become paralysed. His doctors and physicians gave up all hope of […]

Marriage – Commitment or a Business Deal?

Marriage – Commitment or a Business Deal?

Nikaah ceremonies of different couples were going on in other rooms of a marriage hall. The building was built to hold social gatherings for many people.I watched everything from behind the door as I was waiting for one of my relatives’ Nikaah ceremony to start. I could see no one in an average T-shirt and […]

Making Sense of Bangladesh’s ‘Megaprojects’: Development or Delusion?

Making Sense of Bangladesh’s ‘Megaprojects’: Development or Delusion?

History shows that megaprojects may become landmarks for a country by bringing transformational impact on the lives of long-deprived people. Infrastructure-megaprojects are material drivers for accelerating the economic growth of developing countries especially while in transition to developed countries. As Bangladesh is on the highway to be graduated from LDCs, this leads the country to […]

Looking Back at the Oct 2005 Kashmir Earthquake

Looking Back at the Oct 2005 Kashmir Earthquake

What happened on the morning of October 8, 2005, was shocking and traumatic. The earthquake that befell that day would be remembered for a very long to come. Most people were still asleep when suddenly they were jolted awake. All at once they began screaming from their houses and apartment blocks, confounded and staggering as […]

Lifestyle aspects to sustain joint replacement surgeries

Lifestyle aspects to sustain joint replacement surgeries

The prevalence of joint pain is not new and uncommon these days as a higher proportion of the young and middle-aged population is being afflicted by it. While COVID has been a major threat to overall health, people affected with the virus have been immobilised for long either due to home quarantine or hospitalisation. The […]

Rohingya Crisis: Any Solution after the Afghan Situation?

Rohingya Crisis: Any Solution after the Afghan Situation?

The Taliban seized control of the Afghan capital Kabul on August 15, shortly after the United States began withdrawing its troops. The recent unrest has prompted anti-Taliban Afghans to flee Kabul, creating a new refugee crisis. Ten to twelve countries have accepted more than a hundred thousand Afghans as refugees, but the refugee crisis is […]

Why did the Oslo Accords fail to end Israeli occupation in Palestine?

Why did the Oslo Accords fail to end Israeli occupation in Palestine?

Several factions of Palestinian organisations called for the cancellation of the Oslo Accords and the adoption of a national agenda for holding credible elections, forming a new national government, and rebuilding the state. Recently, Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas negated any reconciliation with the defiant Hamas militants occupying the Gaza strip unless they recognise […]

SHAIKH-UL-ALAM(RA)- Part II

SHAIKH-UL-ALAM(RA)- Part II

THE BIRTH OF SHAIKH-UL-ALAM (RA) At the august time on Thursday 6th Jamidul Awal 779 AH, Hazrat Shaikh-ul-Alam was born in a shining (noorani) figure at Qaimoh. In Rishi-Nama by Baba Khalil, the year of birth is recorded as 779 AH. Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din Miskin writes in his book that the blessed birth of Hazrat Shaikh […]

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