Series

Studying Islam

. Tariq Ramadan

To challenge the simplistic notion that Islam is still in its medieval period, we must engage it academically for its own sake - not simply out of sel…

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The oldest war on earth

. Paul Vallely:The Independent

The war in Syria began much earlier than is generally recognised. The conflict actually began in the year 632 with the death of the Prophet Mohamed. T…

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The picture of my Hazara friend

. Memory By Umair Gul

The picture of my Hazara friend

Afghanistan as a land of continuous conflict has been in headlines of popular media for more than three decades now.  As a land of strife one often te…

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Hussain's dream before Ashura

. Aga Syed Mudasir Rizvi

On the ninth of Al Muharram, Shimr ibn Ziljushan reached the deserts of Karabala with the letter of Ibn Ziyad in his hands, directing the execution of…

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Muhammad by Ramakrishna Rao

. K.S. Ramakrishna Rao

In the desert of Arabia was Muhammad born, according to Muslim historians, on April 20, 571. The name means highly praised. He is to me the greatest m…

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My Kashmir Pandit classmate

. Saadut Hussain

My Kashmir Pandit classmate

I joined this school after having come back from my boarding and took to higher classes here. In my new school, ‘D’ and I studied in the same class, e…

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'Hamid Sheikh was poisoned’

. Memory recorded by Seerat Yusra Ali

'Hamid Sheikh was poisoned’

I believe among all the youth who picked up gun to challenge Indian rule in Kashmir, Sheikh Abdul Hamid was the most dedicated and disciplined. But, t…

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The apogee of human spirit

. Mohsin Hyder Ali

In 680 AD, on the scorching sands of Karbala, a man took stand against tyranny, injustice and callousness of a regime whose premise was based on viola…

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When Ashfaq confronted NC leader

. Recorded by Seerat Yusra Ali

As the group of laborers passed outside, Ashfaq Majid Wani’s eyes followed them. Suddenly, he stood up and marched out of a café in city centre where…

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Witnessing Guru hanging in Tihar

. Recorded by Seerat Yusra and Sheikh Junaid

Witnessing Guru hanging in Tihar

The old parents of Mohammad Rafiq Shah from Srinagar visited Tihar Jail to meet their son. Shah, a student of University of Kashmir, was picked up fro…

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A nightmare that haunts

. Shahid Ul Islam

A nightmare that haunts

In the midst of a dark July night, I woke up from deep slumber to a nightmare that was reminiscent of an event which happened some 16 years ago. The s…

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Lessons from Karbala

. Zahoor Hussain Bhat

Today is the day of Ashura, the 10th of Muharram, the day of triumph for Islam. Al Muharram is a blessed month, of which the 10th day is the one that…

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