Religious

 Javeed Ali

An open letter to Molvi Nauman by a Shia Muslim

An open letter to Molvi Nauman by a Shia Muslim

Dear Molvi Nauman Sahab, Asalamualikum ‘A person is either your brother in faith, or your equal in humanity’ —– Imam Ali (A.S.) We have been hearing your lies and allegations which you very frequently make on the pulpit of Prophet Mohammad (SAWW) against all the sects of the Muslim Ummah except the one you like. […]

 Assad Ahmed

Political Islam: A response to Nadeem Farooq Paracha

Political Islam: A response to Nadeem Farooq Paracha

In our day and age most writers, particularly journalists, express their opinions on “academic topics” without any erudition about these topics. In the recent past, many famous writers have been writing about the complex theological and metaphysical issues without any sound research and bereft of any profundity. A few days ago, famous writer Nadeem Farooq […]

 Javeed Ali

Let’s know the significance of ‘Milad’!

Let’s know the significance of ‘Milad’!

Undoubtedly, there is no day as beautiful as the day of the birth anniversary of the impeccable and ideal personality in the whole Universe. The day which illuminated the whole World. The day which annihilated the foundations of ignorance. The day humanity regained its humanism. The day oppressed and persecuted found their saviour. The day […]

 Sadat Riyaz

Atheist youth of mine

Atheist youth of mine

“Atheism is also a belief”; this is what I wrote down as one of my stray reflections in my diary a year ago. Yes, I still believe in it and endorse what I have written back then. It might seem incessantly iconoclastic but I am not to debate that here. Instead, let me tell you […]

 Naseer Ahmad Mir

Revisiting the functioning of ‘Dar ul Ulooms’ in Kashmir

Revisiting the functioning of ‘Dar ul Ulooms’ in Kashmir

A day just like any other, one of my friends visited me at my home. I was resisting a strong craving of tea for quite a time now and watching my friend making his way into the lawn, I felt snug and warm to have him in my company. As we started discussing different things […]

 Mugees Kaiser

A balanced view on Sir Syed Ahmed khan-Dr Israr’s holistic approach

A balanced view on Sir Syed Ahmed khan-Dr Israr’s holistic approach

With the arrival of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan’s birthday, people have ignited discussions about him, turning the pages of history to discuss about a man who might have a contentious & a murky reputation but certainly owns a personality which is hard to ignore! Different people opine differently about him & his role in shaping […]

 Dr Javed Jamil

Supreme Court Judgement is Death-Knell for Family

Supreme Court Judgement is Death-Knell for Family

The debate on the decriminalisation of homosexuality had not yet died down that the verdict resulting in decriminalisation of adultery has hit the headlines. So with the two “historical” verdicts in September 2018 on Homosexuality and Adultery, the corporatisation of Indian Legal System has almost reached its zenith. Market driven sex and sexuality will now […]

 Sheikh Aatif

Gender based division of labour: an Islamic perspective

Gender based division of labour: an Islamic perspective

Being a student of Sociology, I came across the theory of Emile Durkheim on Divison of Labour. In his theory, he says there are two types of societies viz. Primitive (Mechanical society) and the Advanced (Organic). He defined the former one as the society in which there was less divison of labour i.e. workforce was […]

 Javeed Ali

Ashura teaches us essence of Salat

Ashura teaches us essence of Salat

Today is the Ashura of Muharram-ul-Haram 1440 AH. Each one of us is commemorating the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussain (A.S) and his companions which they offered for the revival of the Islamic principles in the battlefield of Karbala in Iraq. The event which happened in the year 61 AH of the lunar calendar gave […]

 Mugees Kaiser

Revisiting the reconstruction of religious thought – envisaging its nature and scope

Revisiting the reconstruction of religious thought – envisaging its nature and scope

There are innumerable injunctions put forth by the Quran and Sunnah which warn Muslims about making alterations in the religion of God like the previous nations (Jews) who morphed the divine text under the weight of their own whims and desires; thus earned God’s displeasure. The stigma associated with something known as bid’ah (innovation) is […]

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