New ‘fatwa’ from Saudi prince: Those forbidding mixing between two sexes extremists

New ‘fatwa’ from Saudi prince: Those forbidding mixing between two sexes extremists

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman has described those who forbid missing between two the sexes as “extremists” whose ideas “contradict the way of life during the time of the Prophet.” Salman, who is set to meet with US President Donald Trump in Washington on Tuesday, gave an interview to CBS News on Sunday. […]

Kashmir is part of Pakistan: Imam-e-Kaaba

Kashmir is part of Pakistan: Imam-e-Kaaba

“I always remember the innocent people of Kashmir in my prayers.”   Imam-e-Kaaba Dr Saleh bin Muhammad Al Talib on Monday said he considers Kashmir a “part of Pakistan,” reports said. “I always remember the innocent people of Kashmir in my prayers,” Dr Al Talib told Pakistan’s National Assembly Speaker, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, during a […]

America taught me my faith

America taught me my faith

Muneer Baig The situation in Kashmir has forced many Kashmiris to leave their homeland in search of answers for their struggle as Kashmiris and as human beings aspiring for a better life. I left Kashmir and migrated to the United States in the early ‘90s. it was not easy, but there were not many options […]

Shia-Sunni tensions in Kashmir: Real or manufactured?

Shia-Sunni tensions in Kashmir: Real or manufactured?

The recent execution of Shia cleric and scholar Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr along with 47 others in Saudi Arabia triggered protests among Kashmiri Shias across the Valley. The protests prompted police action and curfew restrictions for several days in the Shia-dominated areas of Srinagar city. Some people saw Nimr’s execution by the Saudi authorities through […]

The bitter reality

The bitter reality

Fatima Chand I accepted Islam two years ago, offered the very first salat of my life 24 months ago. It refreshed my soul, mind and heart. I felt like a new person. Things began to make sense. My life seemed to be on a very different track from those around me, in terms of spirituality […]