• Mosques and Libraries Deserve Equal Patronage

    Mosques and Libraries Deserve Equal Patronage

    Knowledge and Books are the true DNA of traditional Muslim identity. Its renewal, too, can only be based on the revival of the Written Word, contents Mujeeb Jaihoon
  • Islam: House-full for Moderates. Sold out for Extremists

    Islam: House-full for Moderates. Sold out for Extremists

    Excesses in devotion is toxic to Spiritual enlightenment, writes Mujeeb Jaihoon, in a critical appraisal of the rising extremist influence among Muslims.
  • Babri: Brace for further Hate Race

    Babri: Brace for further Hate Race

    To all those eagerly composing obituaries for the fanatics-razed 16th century Monument, brace even more for the murder of Minority-souls, not just ancient domes or minarets.
  • CM Qazi Death: The Twin Murder of Rational Thought & Moral Practice

    CM Qazi Death: The Twin Murder of Rational Thought & Moral Practice

    The perpetrators behind his disappearance have to be brought to book without fear or favor, whatsoever be their nepotistic nexus with the power corridors
  • The curious case of Muslim Kerala’s Communist Apostles

    The curious case of Muslim Kerala’s Communist Apostles

    Why don't the apostles have the confidence to accept the membership of the Communist tribe? After all, were they not the devout preachers who carved a niche in Malabar for …
  • Indulging with the Infinite

    Indulging with the Infinite

    ‘Tonight on, the KING is seeking the petition from his subjects. And know the best of HIS subjects are those who ask HIM the best. And know again, HE is …
  • A True Blueprint for the Patient Realization of Time

    A True Blueprint for the Patient Realization of Time

    A critical essay on the four factors which would help one realize the full meaning of Time.
  • Expats in UAE: Moving Beyond Monetary Interaction to Social Integration

    Expats in UAE: Moving Beyond Monetary Interaction to Social Integration

    That expatriates have transplanted a major portion of their lifespan to explore and enjoy better economics in this country is understandable. It is also true that this country has offered …
  • Taking stock BEFORE Ramadan

    Taking stock BEFORE Ramadan

    If we could take this Ramadan as a time for self-assessment. Could we also try to find out how much have the Muslims positively contributed to the development of the …
  • Ramadan to Ramadan: Three Rs to Reflect

    Ramadan to Ramadan: Three Rs to Reflect

    It is habitual for us to 'regret about the past, complain about the present and worry about the future'. We spend more time thinking about them, than trying to solve …
  • Gujarat’s Guts, Malabar’s Malady (On the growing alcoholism in Muslim Kerala)

    Gujarat’s Guts, Malabar’s Malady (On the growing alcoholism in Muslim Kerala)

    The Hindu majority state had the guts which the Muslim Malabar, with all its organized Muslim political and religious power had failed to achieve. If Gandhi Factor is the honorary …
  • FIFA 2010: ‘Your wife must be Lucky’ [The impact of men’s sports craze on Families]

    FIFA 2010: ‘Your wife must be Lucky’ [The impact of men’s sports craze on Families]

    Did we realize that there are an equal number of victims who are martyred in the tsunami of this madness? They are the ones whose hearts cry for the end …
  • Quran is not just another ‘Eureka’ of Man

    Quran is not just another ‘Eureka’ of Man

    Believers of today get excited when Science confirms a fact earlier established in Quran. Should they really?
  • Mother Rediscovered

    Mother Rediscovered

    Thanks to the media, the commercial giants have spent heavily on defining motherhood through their products
  • A Mother’s womb is not for Sale

    A Mother's womb, that is cherished and revered since the creation of man as the greatest guardian of life, is being compared here to just 'a model' of an air …
  • Smash the Idols of Knowledge Segregation

    Smash the Idols of Knowledge Segregation

    The point of interest is that this quote by Bayazid Bastami appeared as the opening quote of a psychology text book taught in CBSE Indian schools...Jaihoon on knowledge segregation
  • Mother : A step ahead of the Martyr

    Her every vein protested with pain. And now she was asking one of her sons to look after his medication, writes Jaihoon on a visit to the ICU
  • Hasbi Rabbi Jalla Allah : Rahman’s Melody vs. Mother’s Lullaby

    Hasbi Rabbi Jalla Allah : Rahman’s Melody vs. Mother’s Lullaby

    Although loud and fast beats surround the wholly religious lyric, Rahman has successfully maintained a spiritual aura for the listener to experience.
  • Everyday’s a Valentine’s Day

    Everyday’s a Valentine’s Day

    What prompted Jaihoon to think so was a question posed by a colleague during a busy and breathless office schedule. "So what are you giving her for Valentine's day?"
  • The 2/3 Love Reminder: Holy Prophet’ call to the Parents and Educationists

    The 2/3 Love Reminder: Holy Prophet’ call to the Parents and Educationists

    Educationists, governmental departments and even parents can rejoice over the above saying of Holy Prophet. An Ashura thought
  • An Affectionate NOC from the wife

    An Affectionate NOC from the wife

    If it is the command of creed that a wife seeks the permission of her husband before observing voluntary fasts, then it is the same religion of Peace that teaches …
  • Henna: The balm on the palm

    Henna: The balm on the palm

    Everyone mentioned above is rewarded in one form or the other. At least they are given the credit for the roles they play. However on this blessed day, there is …
  • Allama Iqbal and Umar Qazi: Two lovers of the Holy Prophet

    Allama Iqbal and Umar Qazi: Two lovers of the Holy Prophet

    Had Iqbal known of Qazi, he would have probably included him in his poetry just as Tipu Sultan (from South India). The gap was partly owing to the rich contributions …
  • A celebrity out of Poverty

    A celebrity out of Poverty

    Which mother could see her child- who just survived a suicidal attempt- be taken away from her?
  • Story of the mute bystander with a fluent heart

    Story of the mute bystander with a fluent heart

    This piece is scented with gratitude for that kind soul, whoever he was, whatever his faith
  • Library: A resort for bookworms?

    Library: A resort for bookworms?

    Poets and thinkers have owed their best works to this silent valley. Many a scientists have silently screamed Eureka at this kingdom of books. Intellectuals find no other designation to …
  • Cricket …where Lady Luck shows off

    Cricket …where Lady Luck shows off

    From the very beginning, it was with 'two-minded mentality' that I thought of going to watch the match. After all it was the duty of the spectators to cheer those …
  • Art as an Energy Source: Bow determines speed of the Arrow

    Art as an Energy Source: Bow determines speed of the Arrow

    Therefore, Creative Arts, which makes a definite impact on its audience, is also a form of energy. The success of a work of art (i.e. its influence) is based on …
  • ”I am an American”:  SO WHAT?

    ”I am an American”: SO WHAT?

    Thank God that unlike organized religions, there isn't any single custodian or a specific city in the case of English language to dictate what is authentic or not. Or else …
  • Chocolates, pickle…and Palestine

    Chocolates, pickle…and Palestine

    Conscience invasion in shopping It was just a shopping experience. In fact the first official one since Jaihoon had been promoted to the position of a breadwinner. Al Hamdu Lillah. …
  • Shame for Uncle Sam

    Shame for Uncle Sam

    It was hard to believe whether it was the real news or a commercial break of a Hollywood movie preview. But this was real plane, real building and real people.
  • Uplifting the Female without dumping her status

    Uplifting the Female without dumping her status

    Among the most intensely discussed issues of today is the upliftment of women. The issue has attracted attention from all walks of life, creating both controversies and emotional response.
  • Monkey’s day out

    Monkey’s day out

    A few months back, the appearance of the 'Monkey-Man' that assaulted many had caused an outcry not only in the region where it was discovered, but rest of the world …
  • Valentine’s Day: The Cupid Conspiracy

    Valentine’s Day: The Cupid Conspiracy

    It is not in my capacity to elaborate the obsession of western civilization with the ancient Roman past, especially its past pagan legacy. Thanks to globalization, the 'land of sunset' …
  • Sneezing vs. Yawning

    Sneezing vs. Yawning

    A thought dawned upon my mind about two mundane things which we all do (and as such there is nothing philosophical about it). Some of the results on comparison were …
  • Pilgrimage to a Moneywise Shrine

    Pilgrimage to a Moneywise Shrine

    The clamor of money was in the air. The visitors had come with their choice made: Deposit or Withdrawal. This two-fold phenomenon was evident on each face. The paper bits …
  • The smile of Agony

    The smile of Agony

    How am I to behold the volcano of anguish and anger? This fume that is being emitted, spreads far and wide, knowing no bounds. Frustration enfolds every vein of mine. …
  • Sweet since Night One!

    Sweet since Night One!

    Before Ramadan began, in a light-hearted moment I told my love that when in paradise, I would be in the joyful company of hoors. she replied in an indifferent tone, …
  • In the light of Sura Al Noor

    In the light of Sura Al Noor

    A few years back, when mind was not as much ripe, I had a chance to get hold of Imam Gazzali’s work, Mishkat Al Anwar. It was too ‘heretical’ for …
  • Unique pearls on the shore of Islam

    Unique pearls on the shore of Islam

    Dr. Allama Iqbal testifies to the above fact in the following words: I went to Italy and came across a gentleman called Prince Caeteni who was fond of Islamic history. …
  • Transforming solar energy to neural electric impulse on our taste-buds

    Transforming solar energy to neural electric impulse on our taste-buds

    The sun may be burning in scorching summer days and Man, an advanced form of creation, find it difficult to travel from home to office, even in air-conditioned cars. Yet …
  • Cheese, Cartoons and the Holocaust

    Cheese, Cartoons and the Holocaust

    The most fascinating aspect in this whole episode that attracted me was that even professing but non-practicing Muslims were showing their enthusiasm for the boycott. Muslim friends and colleagues, who …
  • Traffic Jams and Judgment Day: The Unripe fruits of Industrial Revolution

    We proudly claim that our life has become fast, but simultaneously admit in humility that much of it goes in waste. The reference is to precious time lost in traffic …
  • Political Monsters and Suicidal Chickens of Kerala

    Political Monsters and Suicidal Chickens of Kerala

    Politics deprive the land and people of peace. The heart beat of an average Malayalee is tuned to the political wrangling of various parties and groups. In Kerala, two is …
  • A tree just before Terror and Tremor

    A tree just before Terror and Tremor

    Islam is a religion of hope and determination. Never has the Beloved Leader of humanity let them lose hope- not in this world not in the next.
  • Flattering your wife, honestly!

    Flattering your wife, honestly!

    In the process of giving such complements, there is no need to hunt or steal others’ verses. Just say it from your heart which is suffice. Poetry is nothing but …
  • You can’t beat Allah’s Mercy

    You can’t beat Allah’s Mercy

    What makes a believer different from non-believer is his capacity to hope for Allah's Mercy. The slave may despise himself, cursing and wailing before Him.
  • A new and sweet definition of Heart

    A new and sweet definition of Heart

    The definition begins with a suspense and ends with the revelation of the secret. The middle part is the important part that establishes the relationship between the heart and the …
  • A burnt Preacher vs. Learnt Preacher

    A burnt Preacher vs. Learnt Preacher

    Visiting the sick one, no matter on what creed does his heart feed, brings in the visitor a sense of humility. Perhaps it will refine the believer's heart better than …
  • How much is your prayer worth?

    How much is your prayer worth?

    Let us evaluate our position. In the era when the major corporate houses are overvaluing their stock, let us be honest and honest, with outmost trust. Do not over value. …
  • Be like the Beloved!

    Be like the Beloved!

    Walk and sit like Rasoolullah. Be like the beloved of Allah. When anyone looks at you, they should remember Rasoolullah— thoughts from a Friday sermon.
  • Gaining love and losing weight

    Gaining love and losing weight

    When our belly is full, we stop to think. When our belly is full, in laziness we are sunk. When our belly is full, we stop where we are
  • Henna of the wounded hearts

    Henna of the wounded hearts

    Perhaps he is only trying to avenge his humiliation at the hands of Uncle Sam.