updated 1:35 PM GMT, Oct 22, 2014

The fundamentalism of love in Kashmir

Vivek can’t recall the tune; he is trying hard to remember the notes. It indeed is John Denver's famous composition: “Country roads, take me home. To the place where I belong”. Yes we are en route to

  • Amit Bamzai
  • Category: Memories

Floods: when Rambiaar spoke

It was the third day of September and it had been raining since as many days, I had been admitted in University of Kashmir and we were called upon to appear for our first lecture. Not so willingly, I

  • Usman Khurshid
  • Category: Memories

Kashmir floods: the surgeons’ boat

On September 7, as the microbes-loaded gushing water flooded into the Government Medical College boys hostel in uptown Bemina in Jammu and Kashmir’s capital Srinagar and inundated all its vessels, we

  • Usman Rafiqee
  • Category: Memories

Bediuzzaman Said Nursi’s life and the Risale-I-Nur

Bediuzzaman Said Nursi was born in 1877 in eastern Turkey and died in 1960 in Urfa in Turkey. Readers may refer to his biography for details of his long and exemplary life, which spanned the last deca

  • Srinagar: KD
  • Category: Ramadan

The portrait of my grandmother

The portrait of my grandmother

One of the earliest memories of my grandmother is her feeding me lunch while reciting the story of the “batuni kachua” (the talkative tortoise) who fell from the sky because he could not keep his mout

  • Amit Bamzai
  • Category: Memories

Memory: my brother knew he would die a martyr

Memory: my brother knew he would die a martyr

On this day, four years ago, my younger brother, Fida Nabi, left us forever. He was shot at by paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Shalteng Square in Srinagar during pro-freedom protes

  • Srinagar: KD
  • Category: Memories

Guide to Zakat

 Zakat is mentioned along with Salat (prayer) in 30 verses of the Quran. It was first revealed in Surah Al-Muzamil.

 

“Indeed, your Lord knows, [O Muhammad], that you stand [in prayer] almost two thir

  • Srinagar: KD
  • Category: Ramadan

11 practices to maximize I'tikaf

Aishah (RA) reported that the Prophet (PBUHS): "Used to perform i'tikaf in the last ten days of Ramadan until Allah the Mighty & Majestic, took him." (Bukhari & Muslim)

 

Abu Said reported tha

  • KD Team
  • Category: Ramadan

The Conquest of Makkah

The second great Islamic event that took place in Ramadan was Fatah Makkah (the conquest of Makkah) on Ramadan 20, 8 AH (630 AD) when Muslims victoriously entered the city after being forced into exi

  • KD Team
  • Category: Ramadan

Facts you must know about Battle of Badr

Seventeenth Ramadan is a reminder of the battle of Badr — the first major battle fought against the enemies of Islam. This decisive battle laid the foundation for the Islamic State and made Muslims a

  • KD TEAM
  • Category: Ramadan

7 praiseworthy etiquette of fasting during Ramadan

The fourth pillar of Islam is fasting. Allah prescribes daily fasting for all able, adult Muslims during the whole of the month of Ramadan, the ninth month of the lunar calendar, beginning with the si

  • KD Team
  • Category: Ramadan

Ten common mistakes during Ramadan

1.Making sahoor much before Fajr. Eating sahoor a few hours after Tarawih or Isha prayer is wrong. It should be taken closer to the time of Fajr.

 

2. Some say you cannot swallow your spit during Rama

  • KD Team
  • Category: Ramadan

Ten benefits of Ramdan you must read about

The benefits of the Ramadan month of fasting are too many to be counted. If one does recognize them and realize their importance, he wishes to have the month of Ramadan to be throughout the whole year

  • KD Team
  • Category: Ramadan

Ten Duas for first ten days of Ramadan

Fasting the month of Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam. These are the foundation upon which the entire structure of Islam is built. These consist of the declaration of faith, prayer, fasting

  • KD Team
  • Category: Ramadan

Top 7 facts you must know about Ramadan

Each year as part of Ramadan, which began this year on July 30, millions of Muslims worldwide will fast for 30 days from sunrise to sunset. But Ramadan is about much more than fasting. Kashmir Dispatc

  • KD Team
  • Category: Ramadan

Duas for first, second and third part of Ramadan

The meaning of Dua is Supplication to Allah. You can recite duas in any language. Allah accepts all of your duas in whatever language you speak to Him.

 

The Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "Th

  • Yeasin Arafat
  • Category: Ramadan