Why Muslims should be grateful for Trump

Donald Trump has violated almost every rule of political and social decorum in recent months. His inflammatory rhetoric now resonates across the world, finding echoes among Hindu supremacists in India and far-right politicians in Europe. Trump and his vociferous supporters seem to be setting up rancorous conflicts within and between societies. In the process, however, […]

Prophet’s(SAW) Birthday and Hafta-e-Wahadat : The week of unity

Islam,  the religion of peace and tolerance which always favored unity gave us the system which established within us a sense of morality and its  rectification. It transformed the fragmented parts of each of our individual beings into the unbreakable synchronised and accustomed cultural and religious harmonies. It paved way for a vision where the […]

Why The West Can Never Defeat or “Forgive” Russia

Historically and intuitively, Russia has fought for the survival of humanity. Of course, things are not always pronounced or defined in such terms. However, already on several occasions, this enormous country has stood up against the most mighty and evil forces that have threatened the very survival of our Planet. During the Second World War, […]

Our Selective Outrage over Sadhbhavna Girls is Hypocritical

Thirty Kashmiri girls on army tour have stirred up a hornet’s nest in valley. Most of the valleyites are blaming these girls, their parents for “going against the wind”. Bereft of any solid argument, the whole reaction appears a knee-jerk besides  selective outrage—as if those jumping to guns are flawless having no history of compromise […]

Advice to Sadhbhavna Girl parents:Don’t let ignorance demean your daughters

Since the last few weeks; we have witnessed that different newspapers, news portals, social media, took hold of the news of sadhbavna girls. The sadhbavna girls went for the India tour with army men and relished their dancing movements with them and their dancing videos have been captured by their sadhbavna gurus. The dancing video […]

2015 proved Jammu and Kashmir needs a Hercules not dream peddlers

The proof of pudding lies in its eating, but the problem with the PDP-BJP ruling coalition in Jammu and Kashmir is that its pudding is not ready to be tasted despite being cooked for 10 months.  The ideologically apart parties took three months to work out the terms of their alliance after the state assembly […]

Let’s reclaim the spirit of Eid-e-Milad

In the deserts of Arabia, about 15 centuries ago, in 570 AD, a supremely creative and paradigm shattering historical (even trans-historical) event with eschatological implications happened. The consequences of this event were far reaching: a world historical civilization was borne-one that transformed not only the environs of Arabia but the whole world. This event was […]

The U.S. cannot afford to forget Afghanistan and Pakistan

Last weekend’s deadly attack on an international hospital in Afghanistan was a reminder of the terrible war that grinds on there, with Afghan civilians caught in the crossfire. Doctors Without Borders, a globally respected group, has charged that the deaths of 22 patients and staff members at its hospital in Kunduz was a “war crime.” […]

ISIS in Kashmir?why this notion is rooted solely in fiction,not fact

The Government of India last month issued an advisory to states and Union Territories warning of possible Islamic State-backed attacks in India. More recently, Kamlesh Tiwari’s incendiary statements sparked protests which turned nasty; Pro-Pakistan and pro-IS slogans were raised by protestors. Similarly, the waving of IS flags in Srinagar city – especially downtown Srinagar on […]

IS is expanding its international reach.That is hardly a sign of weakness

The United Nations’ sanctions monitoring team warned last Tuesday that Libya was emerging as a key stronghold for Islamic State close to the shorelines of Europe. The warning aligns with assessments by US intelligence officials that the organisation’s franchise is entrenching itself in the midst of chaos in the north African country. Isis’s expansion outside […]