Browsing: 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.

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A Time For Piety

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

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Faith, Fast and Feast

What is the role of food in the month of fasting? Haseeb A Drabu professes that its epicurean aspects are…

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Cast In Stone

A mosque constructed by the most celebrated Mughal Queen, Nur Jahan, in the heart of Srinagar fought a lot of…

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Cathartic Return

When the faithful thronged the places of worship after 21 weeks of disconnect in the lockdown dictated by the pandemic,…

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Qurbani Tensions

With the virus in control of mankind, the Muslims are facing a challenge in managing the animal sacrifices this Eid. The…

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Zakat Corpus

A chain of NGOs and social groups are managing the destitute and the underprivileged across Kashmir. But the mangers of…

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Hanging An Imposter

In 1859, the East India Company hanged a Jammu Faqeer in Sialkot for claiming to be a prophet. Its details…

Cover Story Haj pilgrims bidding adieu. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur
The Haj Economy

Almost every year, more than 30,000 Muslims go on Haj and Umrah pilgrimages from Jammu and Kashmir and spend more…

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Yatra’s Two Sides

While the arrangements for the Amarnath Yatra 2019 are exceptionally upgraded from both the axis, the curfew-like restrictions on the…

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Converting Kashmir

Kashmir’s transition to Islam has multiple stakeholders over a long period of time. But for converting Kashmir into an Iran-e-Sageer,…

Faith An 1890 photograph of Khanqah and its adjoining homes taken from the banks of Jhelum.
Like Father, Like Son

A decade after Amir-e-Kabir’s departure, his son came with 300 preachers. But his nearly two-decade-long sojourn in Srinagar witnessed a…

Books Bulbulshah Mosque. KL Image: Bilal Bahadur
Kashmir’s First Preacher

In this brief write-up, Dr Darakhshan Abdullah offers an idea about Islam’s emphasis on preaching while offering basic details about…

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