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.

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…

Faith A long line of stranded traffic on the Jammu Srinagar national highway as the authorities restrict traffic for 5-hours daily. Pic-Social Media
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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Business of Death

Unlike most of the Muslim societies, the death in parts of Kashmir triggers a protracted commercial exercise that involves a…

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The Bilirubin Bub

Faith healing is a scientifically accepted way-out. In Srinagar outskirts lives Abdul Qadir who treats more than 15000 patients a…

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Burdened Backs

As the season’s incident free Amarnath Yatra came to a close with nearly three lakh pilgrims paying their respects at…

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Taking Quran to Dogras’

Amid tensions across J&K, there is one great development: the Quran is finally having a Dogri translation and it will…

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Not In Good Faith

The ground zero debates dominating the spaces of faith and belief indicate divisions and sub-divisions of a society that was…

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Untouchability Reforms in J&K

A BJP lawmaker funding upper caste crematoriums and more recently the Jammu University faculty getting invitations with their category mentioned…

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