Faith

Detailed narratives about the diversity of religions and practices. This section has exhaustive reportage on the evolution and history of faiths and their interaction with the politics and the governance of the place.

Inside Kashmir’s Seminary Network

Kashmir’s formal education system owes its evolution to medieval Khanqah education and Maktab teaching. Kashmir still has an impressive seminary network and Dr Nisar...

Yatra 2022

After a hiatus of more than two seasons, the Amarnath Yatra has started. With the administration anticipating the highest number to visit the cave...

The Nupur Storm

Badmouthing has evolved into a new trend in politics but it always remained an internal sovereign issue till a ruling party spokesperson breached an...

The Eid Expenditure

Separated by around 70 days, the two Eid’s are ordained to be happy days in the Muslim lunar calendar. Happiness apart, the occasions are...

Course Correction

Kashmir’s seminary network is acknowledging the concerns but it would require strong societal backing to encourage the Dar-ul-Ulooms’ to start producing skilled people so...

Mawlana Anwar Shah Kashmiri (1875-1933)

One of the greatest Muhadith’s from Kashmir, Mawlana Anwar Shah Kashmiri was a poet and a great Islamic scholar, writes MJ Aslam Mawlana Shah Mohammad...

Molvi Rasul Shah (1855-1909)

Mirwaiz Rasul Shah followed Sir Syed Ahmad Khan at a time when the educational deficit had started crippling Kashmiri Muslims, writes M J Aslam Mirwaiz...

Kashmir’s Church Bells

The oldest Protestant Church over the Rustum Gari hill is being revived and renovated by the government under its smart city project. Constructed in...

A Forgotten Masjid

Son and daughter of Shah Jehan built complete premises for their teacher and spiritual guide on the hills of Kohi Maran within the Mughal...

Fighting Fear

The killing of four non-Muslim civilians triggered a wave of insecurity sending some of the Kashmiri Pandits who had returned to Kashmir under an...

Fear, Insecurity

Civilians have remained the main collateral damage of the three decades of turmoil. Amid restoration of peace claims when a series of selective killings...

The Quran Gujraan Wastay

Mufti Faizul Waheed, the Muslim scholar who died of Covid19 last week, was perhaps the only Gujar scholar who succeeded in translating the Holy...

A Time For Piety

Unlike 2020 when pandemic restrictions confined people to their homes during Ramzan, it is business as usual this month. With precautions in vogue, the...

Faith, Fast and Feast

What is the role of food in the month of fasting? Haseeb A Drabu professes that its epicurean aspects are markers of Kashmiri identity...

How The Holy Quran Has Remained In Its Original Form For Nearly One and...

by Sameer Rather The Holy Qurán has remained in its original pristine form and will remain as such in the future by the grace and...

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