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‘Jack of All Trades, Master of None’, is a Popular Syndrome

‘Jack of All Trades, Master of None’, is a Popular Syndrome

I entered the office of my company and witnessed three distinguished gentlemen, including my boss – a retired chief engineer discussing issues of diverse nature, and this made me curious. Every one was adamant to his reference and others had enough to counter every argument from the across the table. Meanwhile, we started to talk […]

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Sexual Assaults and Murders: Judicial and Social systems more to be blamed than schools

Sexual Assaults and Murders: Judicial and Social systems more to be blamed than schools

The daily news in recent months has become nauseating. For months, it is nothing more than violence, hatred and rapes that dominate the news. First, it was cow vigilantism. The “gau rakshaks” were busy paying tributes to their “mother” by taking the law into their own hands lynching the members of the minority community on […]

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Recounting The September 2014 Flood Horror

Recounting The September 2014 Flood Horror

We woke up to the sonorous sounds of rain. And in the words of Henry Wadsworth Longfello, “the best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain”. We too had the same feeling. We had no example in our life that how a few days of incessant raining could turn into […]

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History: All You Need to Know About Rohingya Muslims

History: All You Need to Know About Rohingya Muslims

Myanmar is a non-secular Buddhist majority country. The Theravada Buddhists and Christians are the two main religious communities groups in Myanmar with the Muslims being the third, enumerated population of Burma tells that, Buddhists make up 89.8 percent of the population, Christians 6.3 percent and Muslims 2.3 percent. The Burmese Muslim community is largely a community of traders […]

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Eid-ul-Azha: To rever or to revel

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 triumphs of Prophet Ibrahim (A.S); “Surely Ibrahim was an example, obedient to Allah, by nature […]

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Hajj: The Symbol of Unity & Universal Brotherhood

Hajj: The Symbol of Unity & Universal Brotherhood

  Islam, literally meaning peace and defined as total submission to One God, stands on five pillars. Faith and prayer are primarily meant to ensure physical, mental, social and spiritual peace of individuals. Fasting and Zakah are aimed, in addition, at social and national peace. With Hajj, the system of peace assumes global dimensions. The annual pilgrimage to […]

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Cricket: The Game of Passion for Sayim Mustafa

Cricket: The Game of Passion for Sayim Mustafa

Kashmir harbors talents of all sorts. The valley is cultivating heroes in the diverse fields of life. Among the emerging stars from the vale is a young, 28 years old but highly talented Sayim Mustafa. Mustafa has groomed his skills in cricket at a School Playfield at Nunar Village located near to the district headquarter […]

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Time to simplify the Kashmiri marriage

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 from other parts of the country, Kashmiris too follow various cultural and social traditions among […]

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Should Masturbation be legalized in Islam?

Should Masturbation be legalized in Islam?

Sexual deprivation among ‘young’ unmarried generation, inarguably, ballooned by ‘religious and cultural conservatism’ plays an essential role in the causing of a situation where youth envisages a world ‘you shut a door on me, I will try to find ten others’. In accordance, to satisfy their hunger for sex; a need indeed, this generation has […]

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Khadija: The name is Resilience

Khadija: The name is Resilience

Women are very weak. They cannot sustain any hardship; leave aside facing a calamity. Women are simply a weaker sex. Their confidence crumbles easily and quickly. Like some orthodox men, I used to profess a similar belief about women, however with the passage of time; my experiences have radically reformed my view. I looked around […]