‘Dowry helps ugly girls get married’: The horrifying contents of sociology notes at a top Bengaluru college

“The marriage of ugly girls, who otherwise would have gone without a partner, is made possible by offering (a) heavy amount of dowry.”

Supporters of dowry think it provides this important advantage, says the author who penned the words above. And believe it or not, the page that contains them was photocopied and distributed to undergraduates at a top Bengaluru college.



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The Power of Hashtag.

Author: Sadaf Siddiqi

Over the years, hashtags have become a very popular trend on social media especially on twitter, instagram and also on facebook. Though people use it to flaunt a “cool” factor but in reality, the idea of hashtags actually began to highlight an important cause or an event demanding immediate attention.

What is a hashtag?

A hashtag is a written phrase that is preceeded by the symbol # and which is not followed by any space, punctuation mark or any kind of special character. The interesting part of hashtag lies in its eye-catchy themes.

images (2)A hashtag is a unique way of supporting a cause, taking a pledge or taking a stand for a right cause or creating a trend. People use the keywords of the theme with a hashtag. If one enters the theme on a search engine- in one go, it shows a list of people who’ve used it.


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One of Them

Jamiat Tirmidhi(The Book on Purification – 136)

Ibn Abbas narrated that the Prophet said about a man who had sexual intercourse with his wife while she is menstruating: “He should give half a Dinar in charity.” (Da’if)


An Nasai(The Book of Seeking Refuge with Allah – 85)

It was narrated from ‘Abdullah bin ‘Abbas that The Messenger of Allah [SAW] used to teach them this supplication as he would teach them a Surah of the Qur’an: “Say: ‘Allahumma, inni na’uwdhu bika min ‘adhabi jahannama, wa a’udhu bika min ‘adhabil-qabri, wa a’udhu bika min fitnatil-masihid-dajjali, wa a’udhu bika min fitnatil-mahya wal-mamat (O Allah, we seek refuge with You from the torment of Hell, and I seek refuge with You from the torment of the grave, and I seek refuge with You from the tribulation of Al-Masihid-Dajjal, and I seek refuge with You from the trials of life and death.)'” (Sahih)

Authorities break rules for their convenience

Fresh snow on mountain… Kashmir Valley

Ibn Majah(The Book On The Mosques And The Congregations – 14)

It was narrated from Ibn ‘Umar that The Messenger of Allah said: “There are things which are not befitting for the mosque: it should not be taken as a thoroughfare; weapons should not be unsheathed in it; bows should not be drawn nor arrows shot in it; no one should pass through it carrying raw meat; no prescribed punishment or retaliatory punishment should be carried out in it; and it should not be used as a marketplace.” (Da’if)