By Anwar Haneefa
Words used were not pure Malayalam colloquial or Arabic-Malayalam blend, but a diverse lexicon of Tamil, Urdu and Persian. Dr Hussain Randathani writes that “before the advent of Islam, Persian language had influence in Malayalam.”
By Muhammad Ashraf & Abdul Hameed
Mathrubhumi never allowed a column or space for minority Mappila Muslims and their voices. And it had neither supported the Mappila uprising nor campaigned against the British suppression of the Mappila uprising, which was mainly staged by Muslims in the Malabar region in 1921.
By Ashraf Thachar
Our Hindu friends will even mute the ring-tones in their mobile phones when they hear the azan from the mosque, whereas we merely turn the volume down. This is quite a picture of the respect that Hindu brothers in Kerala show to their brothers in other religions.
And the waves I see leaping and frothing noisily in front of me
Giving the noises of the mela a run for their moneys
Could actually be carrying a bit of Amma
(Not that there is much to carry, for salt water to drink)
By Fazil Firoos P
The library in Tanur holds manuscripts and miscellaneous collections of various other books. Reliable and ample documents of vaqf are available even today that refer to the manuscripts of Imam Abu Ishaq Al-Shirazi’s book, Tanbih.
By Joyce Yarrow
Part of my art practice was sketching, and I became interested in making sketches of moving figures; finally, I began to draw the traditional kathakali dances in my village and started going to other districts of Kerala too.
By Mohammed Mishad K
The ceremony re-enacts, as if, Thangal’s message of interreligious harmony. An inspirational presence in his time, he presided over some of the Hindu religious festivals. Kozhikkaliyattam – a festival of lower-caste Hindus in Munniyur, near Mamburam – is held every year on a Friday, the day of Muslim congregational prayer.
By Linda Ashok
This anthology is the best permutation of scientia sexualis and ars erotica; this anthology does help us measure that erotica is beyond casual pandering to commercial sex or an ordinary arousal, it is the arousal of craft, of language, of experiences, beyond the literal.
By Cafe Dissensus
In this video, Dr. Reem Shamsudeen, a visually impaired Assistant Professor at a College affiliated to Delhi University, has appealed to end housing discrimination that she had to face recently for being Muslim.