Arts & Culture

India’s ICJ Win: Triumph Of Multilateral Realpolitik? – Analysis

WordForPeace.com By Rajeesh Kumar* The re-election of Justice Dalveer Bhandari to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) is historic in many ways. For India, as many observers have claimed, it was not only an impressive diplomatic success but a symbolic victory against its former colonial master, Britain, as well. The fiercely-fought election reflected the changing global order and major powers’ …

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المسلمون لهم علاقة وطيدة لرسول الله الكريم خليل الله ابراهيم عليه الصلاة والسلام: و من الذبيح؟

بقلم: محمد جنيد خليل النوراني الثقافي       المسلمون لهم علاقة وطيدة لرسول الله الكريم خليل الله ابراهيم عليه الصلاة والسلام حيث يعظمونه وابنه اسحاق عليهما السلام ويكرمونهم   بلا تفرقة ونادى القرءان باعلى صوته لا يجوز التفرقة بين رسل الله تعالى بقوله عز وجل “لا نفرق بين احد من رسله” (بقر: 285) وفي الحقيقة اهم    الاحتفالات  والعبادات للمسلمين  يعتمد على خليل …

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Islam, Culture, and Civilization: Points to Be Debated

M Tehami Bashar Alawi for WordForPeace.com __________ Culture or civilization is the manifestation of ideology and behaviour of a nation. It also includes their customs and rituals. While Islam is a set of divine instructions which are meant to purify human life in its individual as well as collective spheres. In this respect, it is not a culture or civilization. …

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These Hindu families fast during Ramzan

Hindus in Rajasthan's border villages observe 'roza'

Tabeenah Anjum, Jaipur   In a rare display of religious amity, several Hindus in villages along the Indo-Pak border in Rajasthan observe ‘roza’ (fast) along with Muslims during the holy month of Ramzan. The practice, prevalent among members of the Meghwal community that follow Rajput saint Pir Pithora, whose shrine is in Pakistan’s Sindh province, is more common in Barmer …

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Cultural Theorist Stuart Hall: Why his idea of Culture & Politics is relevant today

Cultural Theorist Stuart Hall Why his idea of Culture and Politics is relevant today

Compiled by WordForPeace.com Edit Desk Editorial Note by Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi (Doctoral Researcher at Centre for Culture, Media & Governance): Stuart Hall, a scholar of global fame was an acclaimed cultural theorist, political analyst and a critical thinker of the black origin from Jamaica. In media and cultural studies, he is particularly known for his role in establishing the New …

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Islam is not the Arabisation of religion and culture, indeed.

A friend of mine was flipping through my new issue of Muslim Girl a few nights ago. She came upon a photo shoot entitled, Winterize Your Hijab, which showcases a model wearing different winter knit fabrics as headscarves. She scoffed at the model: She doesnt even look Muslim! Why not? I asked. Because shes white? Akh, here we go again. …

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माता की धरती पर माताओं का अपमान

नारी समाज के प्रति बढती हिंसा और नकारात्मक सोच के लिए ज़िम्मेदार कौन ? [ अब्दुल मोइद अज़हरी ] आज हमारा देश हताशा और निराशा के ऐसे दो राहे पर खड़ा है जिस के आगे खंदक है और पीछे खाई है। महंगाई की मार ने वैसे भी ग़रीबों के जीवन में ज़हर घोल दिया है। ऊपर से बढ़ती बेरोज़गारी एक …

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रक्षा बंधन का उपहार: ‘हर बहन की सुरक्षा’

[ अब्दुल मोइद अज़हरी ] ईश्वर ने जब इस स्रष्टि की रचना की तो इस में बसने वाले प्राणी यानि मनुष्यों को अलग अलग जान जातियों में बनाया। फिर उन से मानव जाति विकास होता रहा। उसे विभिन्न क़बीलो और गिरोहों में भी बाँट दिया ताकि एक दूसरे को पहचान सकें। मानव जाति को रिश्तों और कर्तव्यों की डोरी से …

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