Those 14 days of August that will haunt me forever

Those 14 days of August that will haunt me forever

Waleed Bin Owais I was driving and heading towards my home located in the suburbs of Srinagar, in the month of July when the sun was at its scorching best. A congestion near Amar Singh College halted the traffic on the service route that led to the flyover connecting the city center to the suburbs. […]

Viral Hepatitis is preventable

Viral Hepatitis is preventable

Dr Subhash Gupta Even though preventable, viral hepatitis is still the second major infectious disease in the world after TB. Worldwide, 9 out of 10 people infected with viral hepatitis are unaware that they have a serious infection and that it can be fatal if not diagnosed on time and monitored properly. According to the […]

PARADISE LOST

PARADISE LOST

Shafi Rather Jammu and Kashmir was a princely state during the British East India Company rule as well as the British Raj in India from 1846-1947. The princely state was created after the first Anglo-Sikh war. At the end of British Rule in India, Jammu and Kashmir acceded to Dominion of India on October 26, […]

Decline of the Indian Leadership

Decline of the Indian Leadership

Hilal Lone Political ideology of the leadership of a country depends upon the aspirations of the people and their religious, cultural, economic and regional background. As we know, time is not steady for any state or country due to transformation and change in all spheres. The old methods of governance are gone. Modernity and democracy […]

Palestinian Eyewitness Testimony of the Execution of Abdul Fattah al-Sharif by Israeli Soldier Elor Azaria

Palestinian Eyewitness Testimony of the Execution of Abdul Fattah al-Sharif by Israeli Soldier Elor Azaria

As illegal Jewish settlers increase their attacks on Palestinian civilians in the occupied city of Al Khalil (Hebron), the people of the Palestinian city continue to mount a campaign of popular resistance. One of the channels of resistance is Human Rights Defenders, “a grass-roots, non-partisan Palestinian organization, working to support nonviolent popular resistance through popular […]

Days before Eid

Days before Eid

We might be spending hefty amounts in decorating and building mosques, sacrificing costly animals on Eid; we visit graveyards on Eid and remember our dead; but the question is, do we care about the living? Syed Kaisar Shah Meh Meh” he mimicked the bleat of the neighbour’s sheep that will be sacrificed on the upcoming […]

God is one but also not ‘one’

God is one but also not ‘one’

Khubaib Mujtaba In a paradox, the literal meaning is never the true meaning. Understanding only the surface meaning of a paradox is to misunderstand the paradox. History and philosophy stand testimony that the touchstone of monotheistic theology is the Quranic description of God. And in the Quran it is the Sura Ikhlas that best defines […]

The Sacrifice of All Doubts

The Sacrifice of All Doubts

Abid Hussain Rather The Islamic calendar starts with the month of Muharram and ends with the month of Dhu al-Hijjah. When we look at these two months, both are marked with acts of sacrifice. On the 10th of Muharram the grandson of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) Imam Hussain (RA) and his 72 companions sacrificed their lives […]

The Zenith of Faith

The Zenith of Faith

WAKEEL AHMAD MIR Dark clouds of Covid-19 loom over this year’s Eid al-Adha, one of the most important festivals of Muslims. Eid is an event of happiness, so we must set aside, at least for the day, the tragedies, woes and sorrows and take part whole-heartedly in celebration. We have to refresh our mood. In […]

To conserve forests and plant trees is to do Ibadat

To conserve forests and plant trees is to do Ibadat

BASIT HASSAN Forests have a significance not only for the environment but as the 14th-century Sufi saint and poet Sheikh Noor-ud-Din said, “Ann poshi teli yeli wan poshi” (Food will last as long as forests last). Forests are a treasure that nature has gifted us. Islam also teaches us to conserve trees and forests. Now […]

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