Sinan: The Great Muslim Architect

Sinan: The Great Muslim Architect

SAHIL AZAD BABA Muslims are known as the greatest builders in history. Some of the finest and most splendid buildings in the world including the Alhamra and the Mosque of Cordova in Spain, the Taj Mahal of Agra and the Jamia Mosque of Delhi, the Mosque of Ibn Tulun in Cairo, the Friday Mosque of […]

Decoding Narendra Modi’s Speech

Decoding Narendra Modi’s Speech

ABRAR REYAZ A few days ago, New Delhi announced a unilateral armistice in the holy month of Ramadan in Kashmir. Meanwhile, Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India was in Kashmir to inaugurate some ‘developmental’ projects. All eyes were on his speech. Many were expecting to make him break his silence on Kashmir quagmire and […]

Noble Qur’an, Ramadan, and Taqwa: The Blissful Trio

Noble Qur’an, Ramadan, and Taqwa: The Blissful Trio

Dr Tauseef Ahmad Parray Ramadan is the blessed month in which the holy Qur’an was revealed and fasting prescribed. The Holy Qur’an, in Surah al-Baqarah, proclaims: “You who believe, fasting is prescribed for you, as it was prescribed for those before you, so that you may be mindful of God. …It was in the month […]

Competing in (and for) Good Deeds in Ramadan

Competing in (and for) Good Deeds in Ramadan

The blessed Month of Ramadan we are experiencing is a holy month in which the beauty of Islamic moral values is observed by the society in general, the hearts are mellowed, and believers’ efforts in this regard are redoubled. In the Qur’an, the Month of Ramadan is defined to be “better than a thousand months.” […]

On Biodiversity and the Pitfalls of Parasite Eradication Programmes

On Biodiversity and the Pitfalls of Parasite Eradication Programmes

Dr. Khurshid Ahmad Tariq The World Biodiversity Day was celebrated on 22nd of May under the auspices of the United Nations Organization to increase awareness about the issues, importance, sustainable use, managemen tand conservation of biological diversity throughout the world. The aim behind this essay is to highlight and understand the relation between parasite species […]

Kashmir Press: A Journey from Past to Present

Kashmir Press: A Journey from Past to Present

M J Aslam Notwithstanding that the printing press was invented in mid 15th century, the initial newspapers in the world started their publication in Germany, England and other European countries only in 17th &and 18th centuries. During the 20th century, radio and television were invented, and the journalists used these to disseminate information among the […]

Think Before You Donate

Think Before You Donate

Zeeshan Rasool Khan Islam, without any doubt, provides a unique way of living life, emphasizing on its every aspect , be it social, religious, economic, cultural, or behavioral. Apart from preaching religious harmony, goodwill, it respects humanity without categorizing it because of caste, creed, color, and living standards and wants economic parity in society. This […]

‘Women should understand that conflict has achieved nothing but suffering and loss’

‘Women should understand that conflict has achieved nothing but suffering and loss’

Safina Baig, wife of Member of Parliament and PDP founding member Muzaffar Hussain Baig, formally plunged into politics after being assigned the charge of leading the PDP’s women’s wing. In an interview with Kashmir Reader special correspondent Moazum Mohammad, she talks about women power and increasing cases of sexual assault against women Moazum Mohammad: Can […]

Ramadan Ceasefire: What Next?

Fida Hussain Sodagar The Union government announced a conditional ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir during the holy month of Ramadhan. The proposal for ceasefire was conveyed by the State Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to the Central Government after all mainstream parties of Jammu and Kashmir, including the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) pushed for a […]

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