Need and importance of a balanced and nutritious diet

Need and importance of a balanced and nutritious diet

MUKHTAR AHMAD FAROOQI According to Francois de La Rochefoucauld “To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art”. Eating is necessary in order to live; but to eat with knowledge is a talent in itself. Food is essential for our bodies to ? develop, replace and repair cells and tissues; ? produce […]

United We Stand, Divided We Fall

United We Stand, Divided We Fall

MUBASHIR IQBAL KITABA The success of any nation depends upon mutual unity and harmony between its members. History is replete with the fact that only those nations that remain strongly united defeated invincible forces and overcame every hindrance which came in their way. Almighty Allah, in the Holy Quran, reminds us that by unity and […]

Of Women and Empowerment

Of Women and Empowerment

FARAH SHAH Women constitute around fifty percent population of this world. They have their contributions everywhere- ranging from homes, market and the government. Due to presence of patriarchy and social factors, women are highly involved in day to day activities of homes; however over the years spread of education among women has allowed the daughters […]

Notes on the Problem of Indiscipline

Notes on the Problem of Indiscipline

TARIQ AHMAD BHAT Discipline, among other things, means behaving in conformity with normative themes. Since humans are social animal, they are bound to abide by social norms; if he or she does so he or she is disciplined but if not, then he or she is otherwise. The million dollar question is how to make […]

The Prophet of Peace

The Prophet of Peace

DR. SHAHID AMIN TRALI Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) has set examples how to lead a commanding and respectful life. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) has been a combination of the best social attributes. He (PBUH) is a perfect example of heavy mind and flawless insight. He was gifted with intelligence, originality of thought and accurate choice of the […]

Life is About Self Transcendence

Life is About Self Transcendence

BY MEER ABBAS Life is not merely a journey to start from birth, and that ends with death. It is, in fact, an attempt to see one’s own surroundings. It is more than to breathe and get the goal. Striving to gain more, fulfilling desires, achieving a well-known status, and building some sky-roof buildings have […]

On the Vegetation of Kashmir through Past Archaeobotany

On the Vegetation of Kashmir through Past Archaeobotany

BY JUNAID SHAFI BHAT Archaeobotany is the complementary discipline of archaeology; it provides aids to understand man-land relationships of prehistoric times. The archaeobotanist identifies wild and domesticated plants, investigates origins of domestication of plants and traces the progress made in ancient agricultural practices. Archaeobotany deals with the origins of plant domestication based on the recovery […]

Winters in Kashmir used to Be More Ferocious in the Past. But, People were not As Fearful as They Are Now

Winters in Kashmir used to Be More Ferocious in the Past. But, People were not As Fearful as They Are Now

HILAL AHMAD BHAT The Valley of Kashmir witnesses severe winter from December to the end of February. These three winter months are challenging. Life almost grinds to a halt during the winter season. The maximum temperature occasionally touches 10? Celsius and the minimum temperature comes down to -8? Celsius. The period of 40 days from […]

Some Reminisces on the Religious Thoughts of Said Nursi

Some Reminisces on the Religious Thoughts of Said Nursi

BY BINISH QADRI Said Nursi, generally recognized as Bediüzzaman, meaning “miracle of the age”; or basically Üstad or master (Shukran Vahide as cited by Nur Web Pages), was a Kurdish Sunni Muslim orator cum preacher, a mystic, austere, and theologian. He wrote the Risale-i Nur Assortment, a group of Quranic interpretation, and commentary over and […]

In Cyberspace and Social Media, Our Behavior Should Correspond to Etiquettes Laid out by Islam

In Cyberspace and Social Media, Our Behavior Should Correspond to Etiquettes Laid out by Islam

Danish Hameed The current state of social media is saddening. Although the actual battle between India and Pakistan never happened but there has been many losses of relationships, many losses of friendship, many losses of dignity and so on. The Sunnah of the Prophet (SAW) is to be gentle. And, we are the Ummati of […]