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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.

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...

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...

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, little Iran, by making...
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 chain of events, still...
Khanqah Moula. KL Image: Bilal Bahadur

Kashmir’s Amir-e-Kabir Days

The period between 1371 and 1405, during the initial days of the Shahmiri Sultanate, was extremely crucial in Kashmir’s transition to Islam. It witnessed...
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 Kashmir’s first missionary preacher,...

Business of Death

Unlike most of the Muslim societies, the death in parts of Kashmir triggers a protracted commercial exercise that involves a set of professionals and...

The Bilirubin Bub

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

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