Monthly Archives: February 2020

INDIA: Diwan Sharief influenced by the writings of Basavanna promots ideals of social justice and harmony

Word For Peace Diwan Sharief Rahimansab Mulla said he was influenced by the writings of Basavanna and would work towards promoting the ideals of social justice and harmony. A map showing the location of Gadag district in Karnataka. A Lingayat mutt in Gadag district of North Karnataka is set to make a Muslim man its pontiff, The Times of India reported on Thursday. Diwan …

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Al-Azhar scholars ‘ and ‘jihad al-talab’: A new debate emerges in Islamic theology. Indian Ulema must also respond on this

Word For Peace Editorial Note: Both ‘jihad al-difa’a’ and ‘jihad al-talab’ were relegated to the historical context which is irrelevant today. In my view, Jihad Al-Talab and Jihad Al-Difa’a are also Mansukh or Abrogated in the Nation States by International Law and Constitution supported by the Consensus (Ijm’a) of the Authoritative Islamic Scholars. The strong consensus (Ijma’a) of the Indian Ulama, …

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Ajmer Sharif represents India in Turkey: India’s 800-year-old Chishti lineage traced at International Conference on World Peace in Istanbul

WordForPeace Special For the first time, India was represented at the 9th Annual International Conference on Tasawwuf/Sufism and World Peace – Istanbul – Turkey. Haji Syed Salman Chishty – Gaddi Nashin – Dargah Ajmer Sharif and Chairman – Chishty Foundation represented 800 years old Sufi lineage of the Chishty Sufi Order from Ajmer Sharif and Indian Sub Continent at the …

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Uniting hearts or healing souls

Word For Peace By; Dr. Hafeezur Rahman A sufi scholar, teaching persian in School of Language JNU. Founder: Sufi peace foundation new Delhi. Author: Rumi The Guide And Philosopher. Bareilly city in Ruhelkhand region of UP which is also known as Bans Bareilly or the city of jhumka  (ear ring) and surma ( black eye paint) is also famous for …

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Adis Duderija on Progressive Islam’s potential to transcend the historical religio-doctrinal divides and associated animosities

Word For Peace Given the recent increase in Muslim sectarianism, especially in the Middle East, one would be forgiven if one was to  ask if the idea of Muslims transcending the historical religio-doctrinal Sunni-Shi’i divide would ever be possible even if one is of the view that it is highly desirable. The numerous recent events of ‘sectarian’ or religiously inspired/justified …

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(India) Hindu, Muslim Students Tie Rakhis

Word For Peace KOLKATA: A large number of students belonging to both Hindu and Muslim communities took out a protest march against the new citizenship law on Republic Day on Sunday and tied the rakhi on one another in an attempt to strengthen bonding between the two communities. The march started from Nakhoda Mosque in central Kolkata and concluded in north …

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(UAE) Abu Dhabi Marks Interfaith Effort A Year After Pope Francis’s Visit

Word For Peace Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), Feb 3 (AP) Interfaith leaders gathered on Monday in Abu Dhabi to mark one year since Pope Francis” historic trip to the Arabian Peninsula, a visit that saw leading Muslim clerics gather alongside the pope to promote co-existence. The United Arab Emirates has worked to promote itself over the past year as …

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