English Translations of the Holy Quran and the Contribution of Muslims of Sub-Continent

English Translations of the Holy Quran and the Contribution of Muslims of Sub-Continent

ABID QAYOOM MIR The noble Qur’an has served, since its revelation, as the main source of guidance in every aspect of human life. It’s teachings have inspired innumerable people. It is a Book that differentiates between right (Haq) and wrong (Batil). To spread its Divine message, there have been continuous efforts throughout the world to […]

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH): The Best Role Model

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH): The Best Role Model

MALIK AMIR Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is the best role model for all humankind. Among his outstanding virtues and characteristics, he was an extraordinary husband, a perfect father, and a unique grandfather. He was also a great statesman, judge, and spiritual leader. His most distinctive quality, however, was the fact that he was a blessing to […]

The Scourge of Poverty is Both a Perpetual and an Emerging Global Challenge

The Scourge of Poverty is Both a Perpetual and an Emerging Global Challenge

KHALID HUSSAIN MIR Poverty can be defined as the general scarcity or the state of one who lacks a certain amount of material possessions or wealth. A multifaceted notion, which includes social, economic and political elements, poverty emerges and exists in different forms like intellectual poverty, physical poverty and economic poverty; nowadays it is a […]

The Untold Story about Diamonds

The Untold Story about Diamonds

Mudasir Sheikh Most of us perceive diamonds as valuable gems found on earth. Usually, something is valuable because of its scarcity and usefulness. Diamonds are neither scarce nor useful for ordinary men/women. Diamonds are found in abundance in mines throughout the African continent, Australia and other parts of the world. Artificial diamonds are easily prepared […]

Understanding Cultural Relativism

Understanding Cultural Relativism

SYED MOHAMMAD Manipulating cultural differences to divide and exploit people remains unfortunately widespread in our world today. Cultural difference reflects attempts to make sense of varied human experiences and circumstances, and therefore, different values, norms and traditions of people around the world should be appreciated rather than being feared. Early attempts to grapple with culture, […]

My School, My Dreamland!

My School, My Dreamland!

MIR UMAR There was a time in my childhood, when I used to make pseudo lies about my sickness so as to convince parents that I was not feeling well and hence could not go to school. This was the time when I would count holidays on calendars and would mark these with a pen. […]

Reclaiming our Eutrophicated Water Bodies: Causes, Effects and Cure

By MEHRAJ U DIN DAR, SYED ROUHULLAH ALI, SHAKEEL AHMAD BHAT, AAMIR ISHAQ SHAH & SHAFAT AHMAD KHAN

Reclaiming our Eutrophicated Water Bodies: Causes, Effects and Cure

Nitrogen (N) is necessary for all life as the primary constituent of nucleotides and proteins. However, more than 99% of N on earth is dinitrogen gas (N2), which is unavailable to more than 99% of organisms, thereby limiting autotrophic production and affecting ecosystem structure. The need to overcome N limitation in agricultural food production is […]

Breast Feeding is the Best Feeding

Breast Feeding is the Best Feeding

AEJAZ IQBAL From the moment, a baby opens its eyes to this world, its body must adapt to a new life. Every factor to facilitate this adaptation has been put into effect during and after the pregnancy. The clearest example of this is the stage of the formation of mother’s milk. The formation of the […]

What needs to be Done about High Drop Out Rates in Jammu and Kashmir?

What needs to be Done about High Drop Out Rates in Jammu and Kashmir?

ALTAF HUSSAIN HAJI Education is the foundation of a society. One can appositely say, a strong society can be built by ensuring that every member of this society is educated. In most countries, governments spends substantial amount on the creation as well as on effective functioning of the educational infrastructure. But to avail such facilities […]

Education Portends Ruin

Education Portends Ruin

By Sheikh Maqbool Today, due to commercialisation and the quest for profit making , education is not only becoming costly but more insidious damage is done due to the deterioration of the educational environment , the ideology of teaching and learning , the spirit of cultivation of knowledge. The GATS, in an institution, views the […]