updated 5:37 PM GMT, Mar 3, 2015

Memories: a gunfight in Kashmir’s Natipora

Memories: a gunfight in Kashmir’s Natipora

That day in 1997 was unseasonably mild for late December.  The surroundings suddenly grew uncertain and unfamiliar and I felt something rather terrible was going to happen.

I was raised by my maternal

  • By Faisal Magray
  • Category: Memories

Ibn Khaldun, the father of social science

Ibn Khaldun, the father of social science

Abd al-Rahman Ibn Mohammad is generally known as Ibn Khaldun after a remote ancestor. His parents, originally Yemenite Arabs, had settled in Spain, but after the fall of Seville, had migrated to Tunis

  • Srinagar:KD
  • Category: Ramadan

'Ibn al-Haytham – the first scientist'

When learning about the Muslim scholars of the past, it is easy to be amazed by their brilliance, accomplishments, and contributions to the modern world. Each provided a lasting legacy that changed th

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  • Category: Ramadan

The wisdom of Prophet Muhammad

The Prophet wrote to the Caesar of the Byzantine Empire, inviting him to Islam, sending a letter to him with Dihya al-Kalbi. The Prophet directed him to present the letter to the governor of Busra, wh

  • By Thomas Cleary
  • Category: Ramadan

Memories: the explosion during a school picnic

Every pupil was on tenterhooks eagerly awaiting the teacher’s announcement. The class erupted with jubilation when she finally declared everyone must assemble near the school at 7 am the next day to b

  • Umar Hayat
  • Category: Memories

A view on Prophet Muhammad from France, 1854

Alphonse Marie Louis de Prat de Lamartine: 21 October 1790 - 28 February 1869) was a French writer, poet and politician who was instrumental in the foundation of the French Second Republic.

Following

  • By Alphonse Marie Louis de Prat de Lamartine
  • Category: Ramadan

Gawkadal Massacre: 'I saw dog eating human arm'

Jagmohan Malhotra was appointed on January 19, 1990. That night, in response to the kidnapping of Rubaiya Sayeed and other militant attacks, Indian forces conducted warrant-less and thus illegal house

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Memories: a visit to the police station

“Tumari ga*** mein kya keeda hai?” (Is there a pain in your ass?), the policeman barked at the top of his voice. My cousin and I were pleading with him for the third time. In the last ten minutes, he

  • By Iymon Majid
  • Category: Memories

Prophet Muhammad: the system changer

The life of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) is the role model and guidance for all of us in every aspect of our lives. I really feel wordless to describe even a few aspects of this Best among the best Creation

  • Dr. Khalid Ul Rehman Hakeem
  • Category: Ramadan

Memory: an encounter in Old City

While I was walking on the streets of Malarata in Nowhatta wearing a black Pathan-suit and a grey coat, some adolescent boy pointed towards me and warned me to not come to this area as one of them fel

  • Aftab Khan
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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
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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

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  • 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
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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
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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