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Indo-Pak war of 1965: Then and now – The Express Tribune

If there is a lesson to be drawn from the 1965 War, it is that the Kashmir issue requires a principled and viable resolution. Continue reading

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Hajj – Muslims Celebrate Abraham’s Great Success in Trial

Every year during Hajj & Eid ul Adha Muslims celebrate the event of great sacrifice, Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him) willingly offered to sacrifice his eldest (then only) son, but God substituted it with ram, Among the three Abrahamic faiths [Islam, Christianity and Judaism] it is Muslims who so devoted celebrate this great event as one of five pillars of Islam in Hajj.    … Continue reading

Evolution of Hinduism

The term Hinduism was coined in modern times. When scholars compared it with other organised religions, they made an attempt to study its beliefs and institutions systematically. Hinduism passed through a number of reformist movements and evolved with time. In the 6th century BCE, Brahmanism was challenged by two new religions — Jainism and Buddhism. … Continue reading

5 Ridiculous Things you Probably Believe About Islam

Missionaries to Muslims Agree to Soften Criticisms of Each Other: Ten years after 9/11, the heated debate over contextualization is about to get more civil. By Warren Larson Evangelists and missiologists have long debated how best to contextualize the gospel within Islamic contexts. The debate over “insider movements” revolves around a key question: Should converts from … Continue reading

Islam: Puritan and popular religion

Throughout the history of religion, the question that arose from time to time was whether religion should evolve according to social, political and economic needs of society or should it retain its original teachings. Those who are in favour purity of religion argue that despite changes in society, believers of a religion must observe its … Continue reading

Religion and reason: The challenges of modernity

Religious scriptures are the most revered pieces of writing. They have been recited millions upon millions of times and raging debates have been carried out to determine the one true meaning behind their allegories and metaphors. Two schools of thought emerged as a result of this battle of semantics. One school which has been dominant … Continue reading

Concept of Equality of Men & Women in Islam

“O Mankind! Be conscious of your Sustainer, who has created you out of one living entity, and out of it created its mate, and out of the two spread abroad a multitude of men and women. And remain conscious of God, in whose name you demand (your rights) from one another, and of these ties … Continue reading

Muslims of France

There are an estimated five million Muslims in France today, which is the largest such population in Western Europe. What challenges have generations of Muslim immigrants in France been facing to retain their cultural identity? Read more >>>> http://wp.me/p1dL2Q-gc Please visit: http://aftabkhan.blog.com

How Islamic Inventors Changed the World

From coffee to cheques and the three-course meal, the Muslim world has given us many innovations that we in the West take for granted. Here are 20 of their most influential innovations: (1) The story goes that an Arab named Khalid was tending his goats in the Kaffa region of southern Ethiopia, when he noticed … Continue reading

Hinduism,Judaism,Christianity or ISLAM Approved by God or not?

Hinduism,Judaism,Christianity or ISLAM Approved by God or not?: http://wp.me/pCgrB-Uc

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