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Muhammad Nadeem

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An 1886 photograph of the Mazar-e-Salateen where popular Sultan Zainulabidin is buried.

Historian Mohibbul Hasan: An Introduction

by Muhammad Nadeem Renowned historian Mohibbul Hasan, known for his contributions to Kashmir history and Muslim India, passed away at 91 on April 21, 1999....
Near Khanqah-e-Moala British colourist William Carpenter Junior (1818-1899) has drawn this picture during one of his three visits to Kashmir. the most Known was in 1853.

Medieval Kashmir: Texts and Contexts

Medieval Kashmir witnessed massive shifts in the region’s faith, politics and economy. Credit goes to historian Prof Mohibbul Hasan for offering Kashmir a book...

ACB Files Case Against ex Tehsildar, Others in JK

SRINAGAR: The Anti-Corruption Bureau has registered a case against former tehsildar Rajouri, former patwari and other officials on corruption charges. In a statement, a spokespersons...

Taking Rumi to the West

Not every line of Jalaluddin Mohammad Rumi translated into non-Persian languages might carry the same wisdom as the thirteenth-century Persian Sufi put in his...

How Does Zionism Instigate the Red Heifer, Apocalypse Narrative?

by Muhammad Nadeem The Red Heifer narrative highlights how religious beliefs can shape political landscapes and ignite conflicts. Central to this narrative is the pursuit...

1658: A Frenchman in Mughal Kashmir

When a French farmer’s physician son, François Bernier accompanied the Mughal Emperor to Srinagar in 1658 summer, he left a detailed account of Kashmir’s...

Why Fast In The Twenty-first Century?

by Muhammad Nadeem In a time witnessing the erosion of liberal values and the rise of alternative perspectives, the significance of Muslims hinges on reclaiming...

Mansur Al Hallaj’s Kashmir Sojourn

Islam’s controversial Sufi, poet and teacher Mansoor Al-Ḥallāj (858–922), who was brutally executed by the Abbasid caliphate for political reasons rather than his ecstatic...

Are Kashmir’s Wetlands Losing their Ecological Wealth? A Curated List

by Muhammad Nadeem Upholding national policies like the Wetlands Rules 2017, while tailoring strategies to the local context, can help reverse the tide of degradation....

Can Islam and Christianity Find Common Ground in the Figure of Jesus?

by Muhammad Nadeem Despite theological differences, common ground is found in messages, the Gospel, Jesus' miraculous birth, wisdom, signs, ascension, and expected return. Interfaith dialogue,...

Al-Biruni’s Kashmir

Mehmood Gaznavi attempted to wrest Kashmir in the eleventh century twice and failed. The failed invasions, however, gave the Gaznavid court a lot of...

Kashmir’s Bakshi Era

In her book, A Fate Written On Matchboxes, Hafsa Kanjwal, a Kashmir-origin American scholar, revisits the structure and systems in the decade-old rule by...

What Is International Criminal Court and Does It Have Any Role In Gaza-Israel Confilct?

by Muhammad Nadeem The ICC has a pivotal chance to challenge the climate enabling perpetual Israeli occupation offenses. But political headwinds, resource constraints and the...

Can the International Court of Justice Help End Israel’s Genocide in Palestine?

by Muhammad Nadeem The ICJ’s capacity lies in declaring legal obligations and consequences for violations based on evidence, not enforcing judgments. Its precedent, expertise and...

1270s: Marco Polo’s Kashmir

Italian traveller Marco Polo visited Kashmir somewhere in 1271-75 and recorded a few passages about the life and culture of a place rendered inaccessible...