Showing posts from April 30, 2024

The Escalation of Suicide Cases in Jammu & Kashmir

Asif Ahmad Dar ✉ Suicide is the deliberate act of ending one's own life. It is a tragic and complex event that is influenced by various factors, such as mental health issues, psychological distress, societal pressures, trauma, and environmental circumstances. Often arising from intense emotional pain and feelings of hopelessness, suicide can have significant impacts on families, communities, and society as a whole. The prevention of suicide necessitates addressing these underlying factors through strong mental health support, social interventions, and community involvement.                                                        Kashmir is also facing an alarming increase in the rate of suicides. The escalation of suicide cases in Kashmir is a deeply concerning trend that demands urgent attention and intervention. In recent years, the region has witnessed a disturbing rise in suicide rates, reflecting underlying social, economic, and political challenges. This phenomenon not only

The Social Media Trap & Academic Abyss among Students.

Arshid Bhat,  Mehraj Bhat ✉ Nowadays, the influence of social media has expanded beyond mere enjoyment to affect every aspect of our lives. While the benefits of social media are widely recognized, it is crucial to address the detrimental effects of excessive use, particularly among young people and students. This article highlights the negative impacts of unrestricted social media use on academic and professional paths, supported by strong evidence from statistics and facts. The emergence of social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and Snapchat has revolutionized communication. It has enabled instantaneous connectivity and global information exchange. According to Statista, more than 4.48 billion people regularly use social media, spending an average of 2.5 hours per day. While these platforms offer opportunities for self-expression, networking, and innovation, there are significant concerns associated with unregulated use, especially among young individual

Sufism and the Spiritual Purification

Dr Fazal Wani ✉ Sufism provides a timeless route to inner serenity and spiritual development. Photo by Ashkan Forouzani on  Unsplash The spiritual aspect of Islam known as Sufism is significant when it comes to spirituality. It gives us an idea about the relationship between the human soul and the divine, going beyond simple religious practice. Maulana Rumi once said, “The essence of Sufism is to search for the truth within yourself.” This idea perfectly captures the heart of Sufism, which is a path of spiritual enlightenment and self-discovery. The Teachings of Renowned Sufis The teachings of Hazrat Sultan Bahoo possess an outstanding place in the history of Sufism. He taught that obtaining divine approval — rather than worldly recognition — is the path to ultimate fulfilment and stressed the need to have a pure heart as the foundation of spiritual enlightenment. Sultan Bahoo’s statement, “I am neither here nor there; I am in the love of  the beloved reflects his deep wisdom.” My