Islam insists on education of girls

Islam insists on education of girls

‘Acquisition of knowledge is binding on all Muslims’ (Al-Sunna 1:81 224). This Hadith, sayings or actions of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), indicates that there is no preference based on sex in getting access to education in Islam. However, there is a growing misconception among the people of other religions that Islam constrains Muslim girls from […]

Gender Inequality: An analysis

Gender Inequality: An analysis

India has passed a lot of specific laws in favour of women’s protection and wellbeing, but still the gender differences in India have remained substantial. India ranked 140th among 156 countries in the global gender gap. Indian laws mandate 1/3rd reservation of women in local bodies but there is only 12% representation of women in […]

If not us, who? If not now, when?

If not us, who? If not now, when?

‘If we judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, we’ll live our whole life believing that it is stupid.’ Every day people try to be perfect, to be the best. Good has now become ordinary; we want to be excellent. There is nothing wrong in desiring to be the best but what […]

The challenges of childhood trauma

The challenges of childhood trauma

Traumatic events can affect the brain development of a child. A study published in 2015 showed that the more adverse childhood experiences a person has, the higher their risk of health and wellness problems later in life. Adults often say, “He is so young, he won’t even remember it when he grows up.” But childhood […]

Covid-19 situation in Kashmir

Covid-19 situation in Kashmir

Dr Rouf Hussain The first case of Covid-19 in India was reported on 30-Jan-2020 and in Kashmir division on 18-Mar-2020. The cases in Kashmir Division started rising slowly and almost the whole of 2020 witnessed the first wave of Covid-19, with the cases coming down by the end of the year. The second wave started […]

From the ‘Iron Wall’ to the ‘Villa in the Jungle’: Palestinians Demolish Israel’s Security Myths

From the ‘Iron Wall’ to the ‘Villa in the Jungle’: Palestinians Demolish Israel’s Security Myths

Twenty-five years before Israel was established on the ruins of historic Palestine, a Russian Jewish Zionist leader, Ze’ev Jabotinsky, argued that a Jewish state in Palestine could only survive if it exists “behind an iron wall” of defense. Jabotinsky was speaking figuratively. However, future Zionist leaders, who embraced Jabotinsky’s teachings, eventually turned the principle of […]

Beware, parents, of drug abuse among children

Beware, parents, of drug abuse among children

Teenagers are at significant risk of drug and substance use, which can cause life-long, irreversible damage. Parents have a critical role during the teenage years of their children. Teenagers are inevitably going to face temptation when spending time with friends and going to parties. It is no secret that substance abuse in teens is a […]

Human-wildlife conflict can no longer be neglected

Human-wildlife conflict can no longer be neglected

Human-wildlife conflict (HWC) occurs when animals pose a direct and recurring threat to the livelihood or safety of people. Retaliation against animals often ensues, and although this is not a new scenario — people and wildlife have come into conflict for millennia — it is one that is becoming much more frequent, serious and widespread, […]

Why you should read books

Why you should read books

When you close a book and put it on the shelf, the tale does not stop; rather, it begins “A good book is an event in my life,” says Stendhal in his novel, ‘The Red and the Black’. It is not necessary for someone to present a logical justification for why he or she does […]

How many more Palestinians must die for Israel’s ‘security’?

How many more Palestinians must die for Israel’s ‘security’?

A large Israeli army campaign is taking social media by storm. The unstated aim of what is known as the “#Untie_Our_Hands” initiative is the desire to kill, with no accountability, more Palestinian protesters at the Gaza fence. The campaign was motivated by the killing of an Israeli sniper, Barel Hadaria Shmueli, who was reportedly shot […]

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