Haseeb Abdullah

Geelani’s resignation from APHC-G: not an aberration but a part of Hurriyat Culture

Geelani’s resignation from APHC-G: not an aberration but a part of Hurriyat Culture

Since 1987, the pro resistance leadership has formed numerous amalgams to jointly struggle for the political cause but the inherent fissures have always resulted in disintegration. Haseeb Abdullah writes about these events and concludes Syed Ali Geelani has emerged with more popularity after each controversial disintegration of any amalgam.

In a recent development, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, the nonagenarian resistance leader in Kashmir resigned from his post as chief of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC). In his two page letter, he informed the member constituents of APHC-G that he is resigning from the lifetime chairmanship of the amalgam. He complained about the leaders who […]

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Allāma Shibli Nu’māni’s Sīrat-al-Nabi: Views of Some Modern Scholars

Allāma Shibli Nu’māni’s Sīrat-al-Nabi: Views of Some Modern Scholars

Darul Musanifeen Shibli Academy Azamgarh, is in news for having started a fund raising campaign on social media citing the reasons that current lockdown has increased the financial burdens of the institute. Javeed Ahmad Malik in this article, reminds us of the academic contribution of this premier institute and of the person who conceived the idea of this academy, Allama Shibli Numani. Sirat al Nabi, authored and co-authored by Allama Shibli and Syed Suleyman Nadvi is one such contribution of this institute that money cannot recompense. The importance of this book in light of the comments made by various scholars have been highlighted by the author.

Javeed Ahmad Malik At the beginning of the twentieth century, one of the famous books written on Sīrah was ‘Allāma Shibli Nu’māni’s Sīrat-un-Nabi. Shibli was born on 3rd June 1857, in a distinguished family in Azamgarh city. He remained in Aligarh with Sir Sayyid Ahmad Khan (d.1898) for sixteen years, where he came into close […]

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Zaira Wasim quotes Quran, creates storm

Zaira Wasim quotes Quran, creates storm

Zaira Waseem’s Quran quote got her trolled, targeting her identity as a woman, Muslim and specifically a Kashmiri

Ghazala Ahmad Zaira Wasim is again caught in a spat – this time for sharing a verse from the Quran. The young former Bollywood actress from Kashmir even had to deactivate her Twitter and Instagram accounts after she faced a backlash from social media trolls for quoting a Quranic verse. The tweet from last Wednesday […]

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India and its approach to tackle COVID-19

India and its approach to tackle COVID-19

Shah Zubair Rashid The outbreak and the spread of COVID-19 have to some extent halted globalisation and have contributed to the rise of populism, xenophobia, and right-wing ethno-nationalism. The impact of COVID-19 on the global markets has been swift and shocking and it has lead to most severe economic disruptions. As the border closures and […]

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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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What are Ventilators and Why are they needed in Kashmir?

What are Ventilators and Why are they needed in Kashmir?

If the number of patients increases and ventilators are just not enough, those who could have recovered will simply die.

Shakeel Maqbool Amid the growing coronavirus pandemic, health facilities around the globe are facing the tough task of saving lives. This happens at a time when the available medical infrastructure is far less than what is needed to meet this unprecedented challenge posed by the novel virus. Among other supplies in high demand like gloves, […]

 Dr Javed Jamil

Blame it on Tabligh! Politics still on

Blame it on Tabligh! Politics still on

In the last century, most of the viral epidemics have direct or indirect relations with the practices that have been expressly forbidden in Islam.

Dr. Javed Jamil                 In the midst of a life threatening crisis, the politics is still on. The media and the system is now bent on blaming Tablighi Jamaat for their “gross misconduct” in the midst of the Corona pandemic while they forget their own blunders. The Tablighi […]

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Covid-19 : Cost of prioritizing national security over human capital

Covid-19 : Cost of prioritizing national security over human capital

It would have been better for the citizens of both nations if they would have developed their healthcare system

Dr. Altaf Ahmad Dar One of the most emerging volatile zones for COVID19 today apart from China, Italy, the USA, and Iran is India and Pakistan. With a rising number of cases almost every day, the threat of this pandemic virus in India and Pakistan cannot be overlooked. Developed and topmost countries in the healthcare […]

 Ramzy Baroud

BJP and Israel: Hindu Nationalism is Ravaging India’s Democracy

BJP and Israel: Hindu Nationalism is Ravaging India’s Democracy

Hindu nationalist ideologues and pro-Israel Zionists have long discovered a common cause, one that is predicated on a collective sense of racial supremacy and intolerance for Islam and Muslims.

It was only a matter of time before the anti-Muslim sentiment in India turned violent. A country that has historically prided itself on its diversity and tolerance, and for being ‘the largest democracy in the world’ has, in recent years, exhibited the exact opposite qualities – chauvinism, racism, religious intolerance, and, at times, extreme violence.The […]

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Injured by India, embraced by Kashmir

Injured by India, embraced by Kashmir

Malik Fiza While Kashmiris were facing problems in the mainland India, the Dalits of Rajasthan found in Kashmir a real paradise on earth. Soon after the harsh winter was over I went for a long ride. It was on my return from the saffron valley of Pampore that my eyes landed on two tiny hands […]

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