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E-MODESTY: UNVEILING FACEBOOK & WHATSAPP

To maintain the focus on the subject at hand, let us seclude this discussion to one aspect of the internet, a social networking site: Facebook. It is a well known fact that facebook is not very secure but despite these risks, facebook has its social benefits which most of us prioritise. But the focus of this discussion is to use …

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KADER KHAN MARHUM: A LITTLE-KNOWN ASPECT OF HIS LIFE

Early Tuesday morning, the veteran actor-writer-comedian Kader Khan passed away in Canada. Some years earlier in March 2009, Kader Khan made contact with Jamia Al-Karam and spoke with the Vice-Principal Bakhtyar Pirzada al-Azhari as he was seeking the written works of Shaykh Muhammad Imdad Hussain Pirzada, in particular the books on Arabic Grammar and Qur’an commentary – Imdad al-Sarf, Imdad …

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Is Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind struggling to survive in Kashmir?

For political observers, Musa’s popularity with the Valley’s youth reflects Kashmir’s changing realities. “This kind of thinking was latent even before Burhan Wani,” said Altaf Hussain Nadvi, a columnist and religious scholar from Anantnag. “Until now, martyrdom for a militant meant sacrificing his life for Kashmir to become part of Pakistan because of its Muslim character. A considerable chunk of …

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Some beautiful churches and synagogues in Muslim-majority countries

The idea that there are no synagogues or churches in the Muslim world is false, yet so wide-spread. In fact, many non-Muslim sites of worship thrive in majority dominated Muslim countries. And here is a fun fact, several of these churches, synagogues and temples have been renovated by Muslims. Despite the presence of churches and synagogues, there should be more …

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Separated during Partition, Muslim sisters meet Sikh brother for first time

Natives of Paracha village near Dera Baba Nanak, the family was migrating to Pakistan when it lost its son and daughter during the violence that marked Partition. Three siblings, two Muslim sisters and their Sikh brother from a village near Dera Baba Nanak, had an emotional reunion at Gurdwara Janam Asthan, Nankana Sahib, on Sunday. Ulfat Bibi and Mairaj Bibi …

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Aaina-e-Hind (Mirror of Hindostan): Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi in Deccan Chronicle

Aaina-e-Hind (Mirror of Hindostan): Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi in Deccan Chronicle The 14th century Sufi mystic of Bengal, Syed Akhi Usman Sirajuddin, popularly known as Akhi Siraj is greatly revered as “Aaina-e-Hind” (mirror of Hindostan). One of the spiritual vicegerents of Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia, Akhi also attained closeness with Baba Fariduddin and acquired thorough spiritual knowledge from Shaikh Fakhruddin Zarradi. He founded …

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