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Eid-ul-Adah: Kashmir’s Grand Mufti asks people to keep it simple

Ehsan Fazili/Srinagar Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam, Grand Mufti of Jammu and Kashmir has appealed to the people to celebrate Eid-ul-Azha simply and give up ostentatious spending which creates an imbalance in society as the poor are compelled to meet their standards. He also urged the people to celebrate the festival in the …

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Indian Haj Mission is in attendance as pilgrims gather at Mount Arafat

Jeddah Over 175,000 pilgrims from India have converged on the sacred Mount Arafat outside Mecca in Saudi Arabia and are currently busy with their prayers on the holiest day of the Haj pilgrimage, Ambassador of India to Saudi Arabia, Suhel Ajaz Khan, said on Saturday. “The Indian Haj Mission along …

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Eid-ul-Adah: Maulana Firangi Mahali issues a 11-point charter for animal sacrifice

New Delhi After the Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind, Maulana Arshad Madani advised Muslims on the ritual of sacrificing an animal on the occasion of Eid-ul-Adah, another prominent cleric and Islamic scholar Maulana Khalid Rasheed Farangi Mahali has also released a to-do list for Muslims. Maulana Khalid Rasheed Farangi Mahali announced that the …

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Eid-ul-Adha: Hanjura’s IRRT to scale up meat distributing among Kashmir’s poor

Ehsan Fazili/Srinagar Charity is one of the main practices associated with Islamic festivals like the coming Eid-ul Adha. In tune with this, the Islamic Relief and Research Trust (IRRT), an NGO based in Srinagar that runs two orphanages in the Valley, is planning to distribute the meat of 40 sheep …

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Eid al-Adha: Madani asks Muslims not to share images of animal sacrifice

New Delhi Ahead of the prominent Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha which falls on Monday, June 17,  noted Muslim scholar and president of the Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind, Maulana Arshad Madani, has urged the Muslims to follow the guidelines laid down by the government concerning the sacrificial animals. In a statement issued …

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Points to be kept in mind while performing Hajj Pilgrimage

Eman Sakina “And complete the Hajj and Umrah for Allah.” (Surah Al-Baqarah 2:196). Hajj is one of the Pillars of Islam. Performing Hajj is not just about following rituals; it is a deeply spiritual journey that requires adhering to a set of etiquettes to ensure the pilgrimage is conducted with the utmost …

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The less explored feminist poetry of Parveen Shakir

Saquib Salim Among the Urdu-Hindu speaking people Parveen Shakir invokes the image of an ‘innocent and gullible’ girl who lives at the mercy of men begging for their love. In the words of Zia Mohiuddin, at first glance, Parveen’s poetry serves as a dosage for the ego of the Eastern …

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Muslim vote consolidation can change Assam’s political landscape

Jhumur Deb Assam’s Dhubri Lok Sabha constituency has made a mark on India’s political map with Congress candidate Rockybul Hussain emerging victorious by a record margin of 1,012,476 votes, the largest margin recorded in India, according to an Election Commission of India. News Analysis This victory is particularly significant as …

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Kashmir: Love flowed as 100 Hindus came to native village after 35 years

Hindus and Muslims in the temple premises Sanjay Pandita (second from left in Blue kurta) and Bilal (wearing skull cap) Ehsan Fazili/Srinagar When the Dehradun-based Sanjay Pandita was boarding a flight from New Delhi to Srinagar on a June weekend, 35 years after his family had fled the violence-hit Kashmir, …

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