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Prof. MN Karassery
Whatever I say about the rituals and customs of Kerala Muslims would be with regard to the religious and social lives of Sunni Muslims. Though there are four schools of thought in Sunnis, namely, Shafi, Hanafi, Hanbali and Maliki, Kerala Muslims mainly comprise the Shafi sect. Therefore what I am…
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Saba Dewan
I was last in Pakistan in 2006 during Ramzan. Rahul had some work in Islamabad, Peshawar and Lahore and I had used that as an excuse to visit my mother’s place of birth. While I have visited my mother’s beloved Lahore a few times earlier this was to be my first trip to Islamabad and Peshawar. To…
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Yousuf Saeed
Eid ul Fitr, the primary festival of Muslims worldwide, should not be seen disconnected from the fasting month of Ramzan (or Ramadan) which precedes it. Ramzan is the ninth month of the Islamic or Hijri calendar, and Eid is celebrated on the first day of the tenth month called Shawwal. Literally…
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