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Maududi’s life through his daughter’s eyes (Book Review)

Maududi’s life through his daughter’s eyes (Book Review)

Shajar haaye saayadar is a short book about the journey of the author's parents

Farhat-un-Nissa Author: Syeda Humaira Maududi  Type: Biography  Pages: 96  Publishing house: Markazi Maktaba Islami Publishers, New Delhi  Shajar Haaye Sayadaar, a glorious tribute in the shape of a biography from a daughter to her father, is a wonderful read. It took me nearly four hours to go through it and I can conclude that this […]

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Pain: God’s megaphone to rouse a deaf world

Pain: God’s megaphone to rouse a deaf world

The calamities (floods, earthquakes, droughts, epidemics, etc), that wreak havoc and cause tremendous pain to mankind, at times is a wakeup call for the rest of the population that is still breathing

Azra Bazaz Amidst the current pandemic, quarantined inside the grey coated walls of my room, with very little access to the outside world, I turned my computer on and started scrolling through the archives. A picture on the screen caught my attention causing my heart to pound harder- almost to an audible beat. The dreadful […]

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Hasan’ al Hudaybi’s assessment of Sayyid Qutub – An insider’s take on alleged radicalism

Hasan’ al Hudaybi’s assessment of Sayyid Qutub – An insider’s take on alleged radicalism

It is interesting to note that some ideas of Qutb were critically evaluated and examined from within the Muslim Brotherhood. The most noteworthy contribution in this regard was done by Hassan al-Hudaybi, the second supreme guide (Murshid e Aam) of Muslim Brotherhood in the form of his book “Preachers, Not Judges” (Du’at la Qudat).

Murad Alvi In western academia, Sayyid Qutb has been portrayed as a key figure in the chain of proponents of “extremism” and “radicalism”. There is a vast literature that refers to Sayyid Qutb as the father of modern militancy; it is a general perception in the west and more so in the modern literalist Muslim […]

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Covid-19: Targeting Particular Religious Identity

Covid-19: Targeting Particular Religious Identity

Politicising the covid-19 virus creates a new paradigm shift that further deteriorates the socio-economic condition and religious identity of minorities especially Muslims

Aijaz Ahmed The process of hegemonising the cultural ethos since 2014 has a catastrophic consequence for the common mass in India. Since then, the inclination towards the ethnocentrism has taken profound imprints in cognitive sphere of majority. However, the development of ethnocentric idea in dominant groups generates the uncertainty and disharmonic element in the society. […]

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COVID-19: A global pandemic or the divine indignation?

COVID-19: A global pandemic or the divine indignation?

The need of the hour is that we should behave like the responsible citizens and work for the welfare of all or at least of our own selves.

Faheem Ahmad The global crisis, ignited by the novel coronavirus has entered a multi-dimensional discourse. No one is safe, almost everyone residing on planet earth is on the brink of getting infected by the deadly virus. In these pressing times, experts are debating its ill effects onhuman race, some areseeing COVID-19 as a capitalist-humanist battle […]

 Meer Abass

Happiness lies in helping others

Happiness lies in helping others

What we give to others is our biggest investment because it will be returned back to us manifold from the Bank of God! There is a Chinese saying that goes: “If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a […]

 Web Desk

Is Ramadan women friendly?

Is Ramadan women friendly?

Faizan Wani  The month of Ramadan is going in full swing. Besides the long Taraweeh prayers and reciting the Qur’an at lengths, varieties of delicacies are being served every day in every house. Preparation of an elaborate dastarkhwaan for iftaars is a routine. Eating tasty foods and meticulously prepared dishes is a norm for almost all the Muslims […]

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Ramadan then, victories; Ramadan now, sleep

Ramadan then, victories; Ramadan now, sleep

Faizan Wani The month of Ramadan is here. The air seems to have started giving out vibes of sloth and inactivity. That’s how, unfortunately, most of the Muslims perceive this month to be. They foresee this month to be a tiring and an exhausting one. With the pledge of completing the count of days, their […]

 Mugees Ul Kaiser

Academic Discourse vs Popular Understanding – Tracking the Genesis of Sectarian Strifes

Academic Discourse vs Popular Understanding – Tracking the Genesis of Sectarian Strifes

In almost every village and the town of our valley, there is a large chunk of our passionate youth that debate and discuss various sensitive religious issues on streets, in schools, colleges, mosques, and various other public places. Many of them unfortunately but quite naturally evolve into ugly fights. The result is that our society […]

 Ramzy Baroud

Notre Dame of Gaza: Our mosques and churches are also burning

Notre Dame of Gaza: Our mosques and churches are also burning

As the 300-foot spire of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris tragically came tumbling down on live television, my thoughts ventured to Nuseirat Refugee Camp, my childhood home in the Gaza Strip. Then, also on television, I watched as a small bulldozer hopelessly clawed through the rubble of my neighborhood mosque. I grew up around […]

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