WHAT IF THIS WAS THE END OF THE WORLD?

WHAT IF THIS WAS THE END OF THE WORLD?

I shudder at the thought and under the weight of all the dreams, desires, wishes that will remain unfulfilled if this pandemic devours me The World Health Organisation defines a pandemic as “an epidemic occurring worldwide, or over a very wide area, crossing international boundaries and usually affecting a large number of people”. The definition […]

Grassroots Activism Behind Pro-Palestine Shift in the US

Grassroots Activism Behind Pro-Palestine Shift in the US

At a recent virtual J Street Conference, US Senators, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren broke yet another political taboo when they expressed willingness to leverage US military aid as a way to pressure Israel to respect Palestinian human rights. Sanders believes that the US “must be willing to bring real pressure to bear, including restricting […]

The universal message of Maulana Waheed ud Din Khan that specific grievances should not undermine

The universal message of Maulana Waheed ud Din Khan that specific grievances should not undermine

On 21st April 2021 when Muslim Ummah had broken its fast and prepared to retire to bed, a deeply shocking news surfaced on social media, announcing the demise of Maulana Waheed ud Din Khan. The news was immediately followed by the spontaneous gush and overflow of emotions, reminiscences, elegaic outbursts and tributes. In the same […]

Democracy in Islam

Democracy in Islam

Sometimes we often think that democracy and Islam are two different things and cannot go together. People believe Islam is authoritative and thus allows no be dialogue on any issue. I think we blindly believe that Islam supports authoritative monarchy where the monarch enjoys absolute and uncontrolled powers and in which people lacks the right […]

How a SARS-CoV-2 variant sacrifices tight binding for antibody evasion

How a SARS-CoV-2 variant sacrifices tight binding for antibody evasion

The highly infectious SARS-CoV-2 variant that recently emerged in South Africa, known as B.1.351, has scientists wondering how existing COVID-19 vaccines and therapies can be improved to ensure strong protection. Now, researchers reporting in ACS’ Journal of Medicinal Chemistry have used computer modeling to reveal that one of the three mutations that make variant B.1.351 […]

Politics of Pandemic

Politics of Pandemic

Dead bodies waiting to be cremated outside crematoriums and makeshift crematoriums. From people queuing up to get cash from ATMs after demonetisation to lining up outside hospitals is a spectacle to behold for those who have reduced them to mere vote bank. The apocalypse has not befallen overnight. It’s a result of misgovernance and politics […]

Disruptions in Food Security and Nutrition due to Covid-19 Crisis

Disruptions in Food Security and Nutrition due to Covid-19 Crisis

The Covid-19 pandemic has entered its 2nd phase and is spreading rapidly and extensively around the world. This has profound implications for food security and nutrition. The unfolding crisis has affected food systems and threatened people’s access to food via multiple dynamics. We have witnessed not only a major disruption to food supply chains in […]

Lawless Jails of Kashmir

Lawless Jails of Kashmir

It is said that none truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. During the Mughal period, prisons were considered to be places of torture. The treatment of prisoners was inhuman. With the advent of British rule, prison reforms started in India. Tremendous efforts for the reformation of Indian prisons were made. […]

As Allah loves us, so must we, for all Islam is based on love

As Allah loves us, so must we, for all Islam is based on love

In the holy month of Ramadan, the love and blessings of Islam are deeply felt in the hearts of the believers. It is very important that the blessings that people receive from this spirit of love and faith are not limited to just one month but spread throughout our lives. To achieve this goal, we […]

Do, Be, Have: What the auxillaries teach us

Do, Be, Have: What the auxillaries teach us

We all have heard that God has made nothing kaput in this cosmos and so everything teaches us a great lesson of life. Be it a tiny ant, the fall of an apple, or the infinite span of the sky, everything is a great teacher in itself. So, today we are gonna talk about one […]