Series

Kashmir floods: the surgeons’ boat

. Usman Rafiqee

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…

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11 practices to maximize I'tikaf

. KD Team

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…

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Facts you must know about Imaam Hanbal

. KDNN

Facts you must know about Imaam Hanbal

Ahmad ibn Hanbal al-Shaybani was born in 778 in Baghdad, the capital of the Abbasid Caliphate. The relatively new city was fast becoming a center of…

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Mi'raaj - reviving the spirit of hope

. Sadullah Khan

Mi'raaj - reviving the spirit of hope

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

 

The Isra' and Mi'raaj is a momentous occasion that occurred at a very crucial stage in the lif…

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Guide to Zakat

. Srinagar: KD

 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 M…

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The Conquest of Makkah

. KD Team

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 victo…

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Ten Duas for first ten days of Ramadan

. KD Team

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…

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10 facts you must know about Imam Shafi

. KDNN

10 facts you must know about Imam Shafi

Imam Muhammad Ibn Idress Shafi’ee was born in Ghazah, Palestine in the year 150 AH. Imam Shafi’ee was a descendent from the Hashimi family of the Qu…

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Memory: 'rape and murder' protest

. Shahid ul Islam

In early 2013, on a cold January morning the students of Kashmir University were asked to assemble in the Ghandi Bhawan auditorium. The class repres…

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Memory: tryst with election officers

. Mehraj

I was gasping for breath as I had run a lot to ensure attending the lecture. The lecture as usual would have been like aiding Plato formulating his…

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The portrait of my grandmother

. Amit Bamzai

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…

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Ten common mistakes during Ramadan

. KD Team

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.

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Elections in North Kashmir: Hajan Diary

. Ameen Fayaz

It’s May 7, 2014. Parliamentary elections are being held in North Kashmir amid tight foji bandobast (military arrangements). The army, CRPF, Special…

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The Scholar "Imam Abu Hanifah"

. Maida Malik

Ibn 'Abd al- Barr relates in al-Intiqa', 'Abd Allah ibn Ahmad al-Dawraqi said: "Ibn Ma'inn was asked about Abu Hanifah as I was listening, so he sai…

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Memory: the missing phone

. Junaid Shah

It was February 9, this year, not a common day for Kashmir or me either.  As it was  the first death anniversary of Mohammad  Afzal Guru, who was ha…

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