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Engineer Muhammad Ali Mirza and Sectarianism

Engineer Muhammad Ali Mirza and Sectarianism

The scourge of sectarianism is eating away the unity of muslim-fraternity from the inside. In such times, any person or scholar who works tirelessly for overcoming differences and creating unity deserves not only attention but also appreciation. Faizan Farooq has dedicated this article to one such young scholar, Engineer Muhammed Ali Mirza. The importance of his work has also been highlighted in detail.

Faizan Farooq  Religion is an objective-doctrine but since the concepts it concerns itself with are non-quantitative in nature it is bound to be tainted by subjective interpretations when approached by humans. Subjective influence on religion is so ubiquitous that almost all world-religions evolved and diversified into sects due to difference in perception and understanding. Every […]

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The Blessed Path

The Blessed Path

All of us face some experiences in our lives but only those who are critical and sensitive in their pursuit draw lessons. In this short story, Uzma Bukhari writes about one such person namely Amina who experiences events in her life that make her God-conscious.

Uzma Bukhari Intelligent and brave Amina was the eldest child of the family. She lived in a serene village with her parents, uncle, aunt, and cousins (Umar and Shabeer). As usual, Amina’s Father and Uncle were up before Azan and left for Mosque. The sweet and melodious chirping of birds was echoing in the village, […]

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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 […]

 Soudha Sultana

I am a woman of 21st century

I am a woman of 21st century

I am a woman of 21st century Not a woman of prehistoric era That I will allow anyone To define me and my rights I came from the eastern land Where the sun rise and shine I am perfectly imperfect And yet I remember teachings of my deen As they are flowing in my veins […]

 Lubna Binti Nayeem

Heights of Sacrifice

Heights of Sacrifice

Oh Allah! Thou as proclaimed the devise Eid ul Azha, an honour of worthy sacrifice Reminds the spirit of Prophet Abraham To sacrifice the one beloved to him Eid ul Azha, ends the tenure of Hajj As the crowd near to the Ka’abah Is to be approaching to Allah Wretched by theirn sins so to […]

 Owais Manzoor Dar

Reclaiming the role and status of mosque

Reclaiming the role and status of mosque

The chore of the partisan of God is not only to banquet the word of God from the pulpit but to crash oppression, dissent, malice, wickedness, transgression and illegal profiting in this world, to end the frugality of the ‘lords beside God’ and to establish the virtue instead of vice. Islam is a complete and […]

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An open letter to India by a Rohingyan

An open letter to India by a Rohingyan

Dr Khursheed Ahmad and Yasir Amin Dear India, I do not have shroud to drape my dead son in, how can I wear a black flag of ISIS to terrorise you country? With all the strength I am left with, I plead and advocate that I am also a human being. Do not ask me […]

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Lesson from Ramadan

Lesson from Ramadan

All months of the Islamic calendar are virtuous but the month of Ramadan has special importance, for it literally is a Training Session for Muslims. It trains Muslims in purifying the self from materialism and in polishing it with divine blessings. It also serves as a guide, guiding a Muslim how to live life in […]

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OMAR AL-MUKHTAR: An imperative lesson for the Ummah

OMAR AL-MUKHTAR: An imperative lesson for the Ummah

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Once the Prophet (ﷺ) was speaking to us when, a Bedouin came and asked him: “When will the Last Day be?” The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) continued his talk. Some of those present thought that he had heard him but disliked the interruption and the other […]

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Unity, The End to Tyranny

Unity,  The End to Tyranny

Today, the primary cause of bloodshed in the Islamic world is the conflict among Muslims. Contrary to the very spirit of the Holly Quran, some of our Muslim brothers have come to regard one another as enemies. Based solely on this perverse belief, they consider themselves as justified in killing one another and shedding the […]