Editorial

The month of August brings with commemorations of independence, freedom and the memories of the struggle and quest for a free nation, envisaged and shaped over 75 years ago. But it is no longer shocking or questionable to say that what remains of that image is a pale...

IN ARTICLE WRITING COMPETITION A LAYMAN’S LETTER

The news headline read out in bold letters, “The riots are said to be a levelled response to the latter’s attack on Saturday morning.”The news headline read out in bold letters, “The riots are said to be a levelled response to the latter’s attack on Saturday morning.”...

IN ARTICLE WRITING COMPETITION THE REAL MEANING OF FREEDOM

“Freedom – to walk free and own no superior.” – Walt Whitman “Freedom – to walk free and own no superior.” – Walt Whitman After centuries of subjugation and struggle, when India attained independence on August 15, 1947, it was a new dawn filled with hope and the...

Face to Face with Amar Pawar

1. Q. Please tell us a little bit about your academic background and your work. Amar: First of all, I would like to thank Aura Magazine for giving me an opportunity to speak about my research and my experience in higher education institutions as a student and as a...

Rebellious Wives, Neglectful Husbands

Controversies in Modern Qur'anic Commentaries by Hadia MubarakHadia Mubarak’s intervention into the intersections of the studies of tafsir (Quranic exegesis) and women’s studies marks an exciting break from the current scholarship dominated by Islamic feminists like...

FREEDOM

. An animal is bound by the laws of nature whereas a human being, although constrained by physiological laws, has a free moral choice and can do good or evil. American artist Norman Rockwell made a series of four oil paintings in 1943 called ‘The Four Freedoms’. The...

Musa AS and the Day of Ashura

We have successfully completed another Islamic year. The time to say goodbye to the last year and say hello to the coming one. May Allah bless us all with peace and happiness in every single moment.We have successfully completed another Islamic year. The time to say...

Graduating from Harvard University

As a hijabi woman, I came here with many apprehensions in terms of how I would be viewed and treated. As someone from a middle-class environment, I was also apprehensive about how I would be able to cope in an elite institution, an Ivy League such as Harvard.Harvard...

YOUTH DAY SPECIAL

The prime age in which Ibadah or worship is most beloved to Him is during the period of youth and the noble Quran brims with examples of youth who, in spite of having all the rush, vigour, vitality and charm dedicate their life to the pleasure of the Creator – be it...

Cancer and Women’s Health

Hello everyone. I am Aiman Nissar Mahajan, a pharmacy student from Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University (DPSRU). I'm doing my M. Pharm and am also a volunteer in the multimedia team for Aura E-Magazine.   Today we are here in conversation with...

BREASTFEEDING – PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS AND WELL-BEING

“A newborn has only three demands. They are – warmth in the arms of its mother, food from her breasts, and security in the knowledge of her presence. Breastfeeding satisfies all three.”Becoming a mother is not just giving birth to a baby. A mother on the road to...

Trial or Punishment

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.Every person on this earth faces certain afflictions and tribulations in his life and there...

Signs in the Heavens

The first images from the James Webb Telescope were released by NASA to global excitement and celebration.NASA, in collaboration with other space agencies ESA and CSA, launched the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) on 25th December 2021. It is the largest and most...

The Beauty of Charity

Translation by the students of Al Jamia Al Islamiya,Santhapuram 2018-24 batchFinally, the millionaire realized how to live happily!In a television interview, the interviewer asked the millionaire guest, “What does happiness mean in your life?”.He said, “I went through...

History of India and Historiography, Part III

The Expected Approach: History is the memory of a nation. Just as a person’s attitude and approach in life is determined by his subconscious memories, the collective attitude and approach of a nation is determined primarily by, among other things, the perception of...

My Hair So Cute

I stood in front of the mirror one more time to enjoy the new look of my hair. I was wanting to make my hair look curly just like my friend Alena. But my parents couldn't afford to fulfil my wish. They said repeatedly that it is too costly to get it done. But I was...

Peace

The ocean can be filled, With the blood that has been spilled, Our failed tries, Our helpless cries, Everything is falling apart, But that is what binding our heart, Closer to the Almighty, Holding onto Him tightly, Sometimes I just want to die, To this misery I want...

Recent Demolitions: Disciplining the Alleged Deviants

The test of law is in its effective implementation. Much has been said about human dignity being intrinsic to human life, the latest being the Puttaswamy case. However, the situation on the ground appears to be on a complete flip side. In the recent past, a new trend...