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Does Islam have a room for Democracy?

Does Islam have a room for Democracy?

Like Western democracies are based on western values, Islamic democracy can be based on Islamic values. Need is just to accept that in its essence there is nothing objectionable in democracy and that it is the closest to Caliphate people can get. Before coming to the question of how compatible they are to one another, […]

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Dissecting the Feministic Discourse on Hijab

Dissecting the Feministic Discourse on Hijab

    An exceptionally profitable business worth billions of dollars depends upon the relationship between the lustfulness of men and the women who publicly expose their physical charms. The top law court of European Union ruled on 14th March 2017; “Employers are entitled to ban staff from wearing visible religious symbols” which includes hijab. Is […]

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DEBUNKING THE MYTH; HOMOSEXUALITY – GENES OR CHOICE?

DEBUNKING THE MYTH; HOMOSEXUALITY – GENES OR CHOICE?

            In May 2015 Ireland became the first nation to approve same-sex marriage by a popular vote, 62 percent in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage, and 38 percent opposed. Homosexuality has been dubbed “alternative life-style,” “personal preference,” “a natural variation,” etc. in the West today. Homosexuality was considered an illness […]

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Feminism: A Vague Idea or a Lucid Belief?

Feminism: A Vague Idea or a Lucid Belief?

Faizan Ahmad Shah* Feminism is a term that simply suggests giving women equal rights as that of men. It has been a common perception or a known fact that men have dominated the major portion of the history and had an upper hand in almost all known fields. Women were always considered unequal and subdued […]

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The Restrained Bishara: Have we forgotten Dadhri Lynching?

The Restrained Bishara: Have we forgotten Dadhri Lynching?

More than a year passed in silent mourning and choked screams, but none seems to be bothered, leave alone conjuring about the infamous Bisahara village incident better recognized by the ‘Dadhri issue’ or ‘Dadhri lynching case’. After customized experiences for more than 365 days, On 13th September 2015 on the eve of Eid-ul-Adha, trunk headed […]

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Reinterpreting the Pandit Migration

Reinterpreting the Pandit Migration

By Junaid Wani Kashmir from 1213-1236 was under the rule of king Raja Deva, whose hobby was to oppress the scholarly Pandits of valley. It is rather confusing as to why a king should oppress the Pandit scholars during a period which is mostly (though not accurately) called the Hindu period of Kashmir History. Similarly, […]

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Essence of veil

Essence of veil

“And tell to the believing women to lower their gaze from looking at forbidden things and protect their private parts and not to expose their adornments except only that which is apparent and to draw their veils all over  and not to reveal their adornments except their Husbands, their fathers, their Husbands Father, their Sons […]

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