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.

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...

Cast In Stone

A mosque constructed by the most celebrated Mughal Queen, Nur Jahan, in the heart of Srinagar fought a lot of negative narratives to survive...

Cathartic Return

When the faithful thronged the places of worship after 21 weeks of disconnect in the lockdown dictated by the pandemic, the scene was cathartic. Being...

Qurbani Tensions

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

Kashmir’s Christian Heroines

In the name of God and for the spread of the Gospel, these women left their homes in Europe and got education and modern...

Zakat Corpus

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

Does Islam Guide In Situations Like Coronavirus Pandemic?

As the Coronavirus has made its entry into the Muslim world, there have been a series of interventions at different levels to fight the...

Hanging An Imposter

In 1859, the East India Company hanged a Jammu Faqeer in Sialkot for claiming to be a prophet. Its details were published by Lahore...
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 than Rs 750 crore....

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 movement of commuters and...

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