Editorial

Author : Editor's Desk

  At the end of the calendar year, it is an opportunity for us to reflect independently as well as collectively. 2021 has come to an end. Millions of people across the world are hoping for something better to come their way. January is when we observe Republic...

The Road Ahead

Author : Aura Staff

SAYYADA UMME KULSUM: Change is no longer a project with a defined start and end. It is continuous, and accelerating … Being able to lead through change is no longer an optional skill.“Happy New Year” Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a level of simultaneous change...

Democracy: A Distant Dream

Author : Sumna Sadaqat

Although democracy by its very name did not exist but prime examples in case could be the Indus valley civilization, struggles by the Achaemenids in Iran, Islamic state established at Madinah by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as they strived to attain a people-benefiting...

Human Rights, Sanctity And Its Violation

Author : Zahawa Ahmad

Waking up to chilling instances of violence, rape, ethnic cleansing, heinous torture, child abuse, man slaughter and several other human rights violations in India is starting to feel like a norm lately. Despite the adoption of the Universal Declaration Human Rights...

Women’s Rights in 2021: A Primer of Events

Author : Aura Staff

Many issues pertaining to women and gender have come up in the past year. Here is Aura’s brief summary of events. The list is not complete or comprehensive, but only a selection of the top headlines, stats, facts and developments that took place, and is only...

SimpleThoughts

Author : Nooshin Moosa Hamza

After a few minutes of soaking in self-pity, and lamenting about the expense, I suddenly remembered to say “Alhamdulillah” (All thanks be to Allah) and “Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi rajioon” (We belong to our lord and to him we return) . The incident I am about to...

Black

Author : TK Jameela

“And of His signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth and the diversity of your languages and colors. Indeed in that are signs for those of knowledge.” - Surah Ar-Rum – 22“Do you not see that Allah sends down rain from the sky, and We produce thereby fruits...

When Breath Becomes Air

Author : Sufiya Tazeen

“I began to realize that coming in such close contact with my own mortality had changed both nothing and everything. Before my cancer was diagnosed, I knew that someday I would die, but I didn’t know when. After the diagnosis, I knew that someday I would die, but I...

Addressing gender disparity in Muslim education

Author : MA Siraj

First published in NewsTrail, Nov 2021The book under review is a monumental exercise in mining data pertaining to education and media exposure of Muslims women from the four National Family and Health Survey (NFHS) held between 1992 and 2016. Pune based researcher Dr....

The Journey Is The Destination

Author : Dr. Ayesha Subhan

Two travellers embarked on a journey together,Bracing themselves for every kind of weather.They were the best of friends,But there was a huge difference,In their attitude and outlook towards life. One focused on the destination alone.Life was a mission and end point...

Finding a Way Around Procrastination

Author : Ayesha Syed

Yes, having children do change the nature of marriage, your love is shared with more people. But more people to love doesn’t mean less love to give. Love grows when given more.Procrastination is the one thing that has the power to connect people, either in a fun way...

Parenting Edition

Author : Asma Manham

Yes, having children do change the nature of marriage, your love is shared with more people. But more people to love doesn’t mean less love to give. Love grows when given more.1. How does having children change the nature of marriage? Does it strengthen the connection...