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Hidden facts about Devasahayam Pillai and his sainthood

Hidden facts about Devasahayam Pillai and his sainthood

Pope Francis, Head of the Roman Catholic Church, has declared ten Christians as Saint on May 16, 2022. Devashayam Pillai is one of them. After the declaration, frontline newspapers have published several articles on him glorifying his sainthood. However, some hidden facts have been ignored while glorifying Devasahayam Pillai.

Depiction and reality of women in Islam

Depiction and reality of women in Islam

Since the establishment of Islam, women in Islam have been facing secondary status within the community, although in Shia and Sunni Muslims. Many restrictions have been imposed on Muslim women under Sharia Law. Even Dr BR Ambedkar once said that the Muslim woman is the most helpless person in the world. Dr BR Ambedkar expressed his views on Islam in his book namely ‘Pakistan or the Partition of India’, published by Maharashtra Government. The non-Muslim societies have attained modern values to some extent w

Church’s concern over interfaith marriages in Kerala

Church’s concern over interfaith marriages in Kerala

Churches in Kerala have expressed concern about interfaith marriages, especially the marriages of Christian brides and Muslim grooms. Earlier, Kerala's top Christian leader had called it 'Love Jihad' and had opposed such marriages. The issue was once again raised after Kerala High Court rejected the habeas corpus plea of Joseph Thenmalayil, Father of Joisna Joseph.

The life of Guru Tegh Bahadur

The life of Guru Tegh Bahadur

There are ten Sikh Gurus who founded and survived the Sikh religion during the Islamic invasion. Guru Tegh Bahadur was ninth Guru who was born on 21 April 1621 and was beheaded by the Islamic Emperor Aurangzeb. Guru Tegh Bahadur was not the only Guru who the Islamic invaders killed. Guru Arjan Dev, the fifth Guru, was the first great martyr in Sikh history when the Islamic Emperor Jahangir executed him for refusing to convert to Islam.