Fresh violence erupts in Lanka’s Kandy; Govt blocks internet services

Fresh violence erupts in Lanka’s Kandy; Govt blocks internet services

Colombo: Fresh violence today erupted between majority Sinhala Buddhists and minority Muslims in other areas of central Sri Lanka‘s riot-hit Kandy district, prompting authorities to extend a curfew till tomorrow. The authorities had imposed curfew yesterday till this morning after communal violence in the Theldeniya area of the central hill district that left two persons […]

Labeling and Stereotyping Muslims is Bad and Wrong. Here’s Why

Labeling and Stereotyping Muslims is Bad and Wrong. Here’s Why

Ishfaq Abdullah & Firdous Hameed Parray In this day and age, the term terrorism is being bandied about cavalierly and careless. Often times, the term is employed indiscriminately to Muslims. The major problem with this is that casual factors are ignored conveniently. Moreover, it is not only the negligence of causal factors, but the wrong […]

The Caliphate as an Institution and Practice

The Caliphate as an Institution and Practice

Aadil Hussain Malik Prophet Muhammad (SAW), after his migration from Makkah to Madinah, established an institution which was successfully carried forward by the Pious and Rightly-Guided Caliphs(Khulafa’-i Rashidun), that is the period of first four Caliphs, from 632 to 660 CE, namely Hadrat Abu Bakr(RA), ‘Umar(RA), ‘Uthman(RA), and Ali (RA). They succeeded Prophet (SAW) as […]

Hazrat Omar Al Khattab(RA): The Epitome of Good Governance

Hazrat Omar Al Khattab(RA): The Epitome of Good Governance

ZAHID MAJEED “Behold each one of you is a guardian; each one of you will be asked about his subjects .A leader is a guardian over people and he will be asked about them. “Prophet Muhammad (SAW) [Bukhari] Good Governance a buzzword today, rests on the principles of the rule of law, responsiveness, transparency, participation, […]

Muslim world protests

Muslim world protests

SRINAGAR: Thousands took part in anti-US demonstrations around the Muslim world Friday over the Trump administration’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Protests in Pakistan Pakistan’s religious parties and lawyers’ associations held protests on Friday against President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. In Peshawar, the Difa-e-Pakistan Council, an amalgamation of […]

Significance of Admonition (Tadhkῑr) From a Qur’ānic Perspective

Significance of Admonition (Tadhkῑr) From a Qur’ānic Perspective

Gowhar Quadir Wani The word tadhkῑr translating to admonishing/reminding is the verbal noun carrying the Arabic radicals dh, k, r. Of this root, 19 different forms occur 292 times in the Qur’ān: dhakara 73 times, dhukira 11 times, dhakkara 8 times, dhukkira 10 times, dhikrun 76 times and so on The occurrence of these radicals […]

Intellectual Discourse and Muslims

Intellectual Discourse and Muslims

By Tahir Iqbal The Islamic tradition has its origin(s) directly from the Divine lap. The whole Islamic civilization and ethos is the emanation of the revealed knowledge from the Eternal Spring of God. The pre-prophetic Arabs were in dogmatic slumber, divorced of the cosmic message and intellectual civilization. They were thinking that a man is […]

Right is Might: Lesson from Karbala

Right is Might: Lesson from Karbala

By Mohammad Zubair Ud Din History has witnessed numerous incidents which are a blot on the human conscience and humanity. The broad humane and moral values were trampled over and there was the gory dance of barbarism, cruelty, death and destruction. However, the majority of these incidents faded into oblivion with the passage of time. […]

The Historical Narrative of the Tragedy of Karbala

By Abid Qayoom Mir Amir Muawiyah died at the age of 80 after having ruled as a Governor for 20 years and as a ruler for 20 years. He became ruler of the whole Muslim world after the abdication of Hadrat Hassan(AS). He wisely consolidated and extended the vast area of Islam and brilliantly established […]

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