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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 […]

 Meer Abass

Feminism or Islam – which one truly liberates women?

Feminism or Islam – which one truly liberates women?

Everyone talks so passionately about wanting liberation for themselves (and in the case of Western cultural imperialism, imposing it on others) – but very few talk about what it actually means. What do they need to be liberated from? What do they need to be liberated to? Unfortunately, even fewer people question the basis of […]

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Islamic Terrorism: Myth or Reality?

Islamic Terrorism: Myth or Reality?

Danish Hameed What does Islam say about Terrorism? One of the distinctive characteristics of the times we live in is the overwhelming presence of violence in our societies. Whether it is a bomb going off in a market place or the hijacking of an aircraft where innocent people are held at ransom to achieve political […]

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Position of woman in Islam

Position of woman in Islam

Misbah Mukhtar and Zarka Tasneem  Woman as an element of society has always remained under discussion. The modern world in the name of the ‘equality’ and ‘empowerment’ has made her a commodity, more marketable and saleable. But on the other hand Islam and true followers of Islam treat her in some other way, where her […]

 Maria Imtiaz

Economic status of woman in Islam

Economic status of woman in Islam

Islam made women powerful with the rights that include social, economic and more. In Islam, in terms of economic rights, women are more secure and sound than men. Men have only that property which they make on their own and which they inherit. Women, on the other hand, inherit from their parents as Allah says […]

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Comparative Study of Religions: Islamic and Western Approaches

Comparative Study of Religions: Islamic and Western Approaches

Junaid Farooq Zargar  The western idea of religion is in direct clash with the meaning and understanding of religion from an Islamic perspective. Therefore, the aims and methods of comparative study of religions in the west are totally different from what they are in Islam. The approach of western civilization towards religion is defined through […]

 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. […]

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