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 […]

 Faizaan Bhat

Have contemporary ‘madrasas’ forgotten their own legacy?

Have contemporary ‘madrasas’ forgotten their own legacy?

Robert Briffault, French surgeon, anthropologist and novelist in his book “The Making of Humanity” writes “Europe’s real renaissance was not created in the fifteenth century but under the influence of cultural revival initiated by Arabs and Moors. The cradle for Europe’s rebirth was Spain not Italy. This continent falling into the abyss of barbarism, had reached […]

 Mubeena Ramzan

History and Development of ‘Deeni Madaris’

History and Development of ‘Deeni Madaris’

Seeking knowledge has been an integral part of the Islamic Tradition. Religious knowledge and its transmission are central to the identity of a Muslim. Historically, Madrasas have served this cause as an important social institution in Muslim countries. The early years of Quranic revelations to the Prophet (saw) were embedded in the oral tradition. However, […]