Eid-ul-Azha: To rever or to revel
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Culture

Eid-ul-Azha: To rever or to revel

        Eid-ul-Adha - as we all know - is an Eid of sacrifice. It is celebrated for two and a half days. The festival is observed by the Muslim ummah who remember and commemorate the trials and…

Time to simplify the Kashmiri marriage
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Culture

Time to simplify the Kashmiri marriage

In Kashmir, the bridegroom and his huge baraat is welcomed with dhol-nagarah and band-baja. It also involves a huge cost on frivolities, verging on bid’ah (innovation in Islam). The massive financial burden sometimes forces parents to commit suicide. Like people…

Jamaal Kak, Ahad Kak and a tale of Cricket
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Culture

Jamaal Kak, Ahad Kak and a tale of Cricket

Cricket is a win or lose game. And quite a lot of people are admirers of this majestic game. This game is also meant for heartbreak and last minute tilts. I still remember the South Africa vs New Zealand match…

Are We Namesake Muslims?
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Art & Literature

Are We Namesake Muslims?

It is a tragedy of our times that people, particularly Muslims, are becoming very cavalier. They have lost their faith in the Supreme Leader of this ephemeral cosmos. Their hearts are filled with the love of this materialistic world. Committing…

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Politics

WOMEN MATTERS

  If you observe and think about different kinds of things around, you will eventually come across the reality: Almighty Allah has created everything with a purpose. Each and every creation, be it trees, planets, sun, moon, stars, rather everything…

Kashmir: The litmus test for Indian Democracy
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Politics

Kashmir: The litmus test for Indian Democracy

India is considered as the world’s largest democratic country. In a democratic country, you have every right to express your own feelings, but when it comes to Kashmir it is usually brushed off. In a democratic country, it is a…

Kashmir conflict: Revisiting Nehru’s Legacy
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Kashmir conflict: Revisiting Nehru’s Legacy

With the end of British paramountcy on 15th August 1947 India’s towering leader, Jawaharlal Nehru, famously declared India’s ‘tryst with destiny’. What followed the aspirational beginning of a new India was light years away from Nehru’s democratic socialism or secularism.…