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 […]

An Ode to Rubayata Umeed: An Inspiration and an Icon

An Ode to Rubayata Umeed: An Inspiration and an Icon

Kashmir is facing tremendous problems; there is death, despair, destruction and hopelessness. Nothing encouraging seems forthcoming. All are concerned with security of life and future of the region. The past three decades of conflict, in particular, have adversely impacted every aspect of life and each system of social, cultural, political and economic spheres of existence. […]

The Veiled Danger of the ‘Dead’ Oslo Accords

The Veiled Danger of the ‘Dead’ Oslo Accords

Yossi Beilin is back. This unrepentant Israeli ‘peacemaker’ is like the mythical phoenix, constantly resurrecting from its own ashes. In a recent article in Al-Monitor, Beilin wrote in support of the idea of a confederation between Israel and Palestine. A confederation “could prevent the need to evacuate settlers and allow those interested to live in […]

Notes on the Economists’ Perpetual Conundrum

By Tanveer Ahmad Khan Appropriate policy that hits macroeconomic targets perfectly has remained the bone of contention among various economists since the birth of subject. Macroeconomic effects of policy actions have produced diverse results at different points of time. A policy that remained effective at one point proved to be ineffective at another. The policy […]

Understanding the Economics of Social Stratification

The population in a society is not only divided into groups but there is also stratification of the “ high” and the “low” among them. Even in the earliest societies, we find stratification on the basis of caste, creed, age, gender or position of the chief. With the development of civilization and culture, not only […]

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 […]