Diminishing Culture

Diminishing Culture

As the festivities over Eid al Adha draw to a close, it is time to stock take and review. Almost all of us, in one form of the other, except the most underprivileged segments of society, splurged on Eid day(s), made the sacrificial offerings , visited relatives and friends and so on. But, there are […]

Business good or bleak this Eid? Assessments differ

Business good or bleak this Eid? Assessments differ

SRINAGAR: Lack of figures has made it difficult to say whether there was a slump in market or brisk business ahead of Eid-ul-Azha in Kashmir Valley. For the head of the largest representative body of traders — Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation (KTMF) — Muhammad Yaseen Khan, all types of businesses including sacrificial animals, poultry, […]

Vohra greets people on Eid-ul-Azha

Vohra greets people on Eid-ul-Azha

SRINAGAR: Governor N N Vohra has extended warm greetings to the people on the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Azha and prayed for their well-being and prosperity. In his message of felicitations, Governor expressed hope that the festival would further strengthen the bonds of communal harmony, brotherhood, amity and revive the glorious pluralistic ethos for which Jammu […]

JRL asks imams to aware people about ‘designs’ against state subject law

JRL asks imams to aware people about ‘designs’ against state subject law

SRINAGAR: The joint resistance leadership (JRL) has urged imams and khateebs across Jammu Kashmir to make people aware about New Delhi’s “designs” of tinkering with the state subject law and in their Eid sermons take people’s commitment to protest and resist this move. In a statement, the JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq […]

The Spirit of Sacrifice

The Spirit of Sacrifice

Eid al Adha will be celebrated with great gaiety and fervor in Kashmir. The spirit behind the occasion of this Eid is the commemoration of Hazrat Ibrahim’s (AS) spirit of sacrifice. It may be recalled that Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala had ordered Hazrat Ibrahim (AS) to sacrifice his son, Hazrat Ismael(AS), on this very day. […]

Understanding the Importance, Significance and Spirit of Eid-Ul Adha

Understanding the Importance, Significance and Spirit of Eid-Ul Adha

Eid-ul-Adha is regarded as the most important Islamic festival which is celebrated around the world by Muslims on the tenth day of their holy month Dhu-al Hijja (Ismail, 2006). It is the festivity of sacrifice, and it is significant for two main reasons: first, during Eid-ul-Adha we reminisce about the essence and spirit of Prophet […]

The Message of Eid-ul-Adha

The Message of Eid-ul-Adha

SHAH KHALID 1439 Al-Hijri of the Islamic calendar is coming to an end and Muslims, all over the world, are celebrating Eid ul-Adha , the “Feast of the Sacrifice”. There are traditions incorporated into the celebrations, but for many it is a time for holiness and spirituality. It constitutes an opportunity to reflect on achievements […]

On this Eid, Do not Forget the Victims of Floods in Kerala

SYED KALEEM GEELANI While millions of Muslims across the globe are celebrating Eid al-Adha, a beautiful region, Kerala is struggling with devastating floods which has claimed hundreds of lives and suffering for the people of this region. They have no food to eat, no clothes to wear and no shelter as the dreadful flooding have […]

DC Poonch inspects Eid prayer arrangements

POONCH: Deputy Commissioner Poonch, Rahul Yadav, along with Executive Officer Municipal Council, Executive Engineer of PWD and other concerned on Tuesday visited various mosques and Eidgahs in the district and inspected the arrangements made for Eid-ul-Azha prayers. The DC took stock of basic facilities being provided by the concerned departments with regard to sanitation, uninterrupted […]

Over 2 million pilgrims flock to Mount Arafat

Over 2 million pilgrims flock to Mount Arafat

Makkah: More than two million pilgrims have begun ascending the plains of Mount Arafat shortly after sunrise on Monday to perform the most important ritual of the annual pilgrimage of Hajj. Standing on Mount Arafat until the sunset on the 9th day of Dhul Hijjah is the most important pillar of the Hajj pilgrimage. Pilgrims […]

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