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Poem: We are here to stay forever

By Mujeeb Jaihoon
You flatter the visiting guests at the Mahal
And feast on the biryani, kababs and jamuns
You flex your patriotic muscles at the Fort
And reign in the city that the Sultans built

Kerala: Neglecting one’s past is a betrayal of identity

By Mujeeb Jaihoon
K. N. Kurup, one among the last stock of Kerala’s living eminent historians, expressed a similar view as he shared his pain over the neglect of Thuhfathul Mujahideen, the seminal historical work of Sheikh Zainuddin Makhdum, South India’s Sufi saint and philosopher of the 16th century, also known as the Thucydides of Kerala.

Mosques and Libraries Deserve Equal Patronage

By Mujeeb Jaihoon
Every modest home today commands a kitchen to fulfil hunger and prayer rooms for offering ritual worship, living rooms for entertaining guests, and bedrooms for enjoying sleep. Yet, one wonders how many modern Muslim homes have a Reading Room to honor the primordial command of the Quran?

To Believe Well is to Behave Well

By Mujeeb Jaihoon
He welcomed me to the Masjid and showed around the place, inviting me to photograph anything I wanted. A relic from the Holy Ka’aba in Makkah hung on the wall. The walls and roof were well decorated in stunning Persian architecture.

Britons brave freezing cold to champion the cause of refugee children

By Mujeeb Jaihoon
The assembly of protesters had members of all ages, possibly ranging from age 0 to 70. Mothers held their infants, despite the single degree temperature. They had gathered to express their solidarity for the desperate refugee children suffering in camps across Europe. This was certainly an impossible sight to witness in the Asian and Arab countries.