Books & Documents

Al-Walaa Wal-Bara’a (Loyalty and Enmity) Explained अल वला (दोस्ती) वल-बरा (दुश्मनी) का सही मतलब

WordForPeace.com आम तौर पर मुस्लिम अवाम में अल-वला (दोस्ती) वल-बरा (दुश्मनी) का एक ग़लत तसव्वर पेश किया जाता है. उन्हें समझाया जाता है के जो भी मुसलमान नहीं है, वो उनका दुश्मन है. इसलिए वो सिर्फ किसी मुस्लिम के साथ ही अच्छा सुलूक जाएज़ समझते हैं. ऐसा इसलिए है क्युकि उन्हें कुरान की इस आयात का सही मतलब नहीं समझाया …

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Book Review: “The Delusion of Atheism’

WordForPeace.com Book Review Name of the Book: The Delusion of Atheism Author: Sebastian Athappilly Published by: Dharmaram Publications, Bangalore Year: 2017 Pages: 88 Price: Rs. 90 ISBN: 978-93-84964-68-9 Reviewed by: Roshan Shah This book, by an Indian Catholic theologian, is one of the best critiques of atheism I’ve come across—not just for its many cogent arguments, but also for its engaging, …

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The Qur’anic teaching on Ta`aruf and an enriched vision of Tasamuh

WordForPeace.com The challenge for Muslims is amplify this Qur’anic teaching on ta`aruf and an enriched vision of tasamuh and to work hard to re-establish these ancient ethics of hospitality as an integral part of contemporary Muslim culture and endeavor. Meeting this challenge demands that we transport the spiritual wealth of our sacred texts out of the realm of textual potentiality …

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The Qur’anic principle of Ta’aruf (mutual recognition) is key to fight radicalism

WordForPeace.com Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi Sometimes, people pledge loyalty (bai’ah) to a particular religious group or Islamist party to the exclusion of all other Muslims and non-Muslims. Then, they assume that this is the devoutness (Tasallub) that the Islamic Shari’ah has required from them to be the ‘pure’ and ‘devout’ Muslims or Mo’mins. But in reality, it goes completely against the Qur’anic principles …

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Deen & Dharma: Sanskrit words in the Holy Quran

WordForPeace.com Syed Suleiman Nadwi, in his Arab-o-Hind kay Ta’aluqaat (Indo-Arab relations), reports Sanskrit words in the Holy Quran. He went against the tradition led by the great exegete Tabari that there are no “foreign” words in the Quran. Nadwi holds that there are Sanskrit words in the Quran, which point to the Arabs’ realisation that India was the origin of perfumes and …

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Islam and Environmental Protection: A Fresh Look at the Qur’an and Hadith

WordForPeace.com By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi | March 19, 2018 | There is an inseparable relation between the environment and our soul. It will be great if Muslims in particular and the wider world in general learn from the Holy Scriptures, like the Holy Qur’an and Hadith, to try to wage an eco-friendly jihad (noble effort) to promote environmental balance and …

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When & Why use of force was commanded in the Qur’an?

WordForPeace.com The use of violence is explicitly forbidden in Islam in general. But only (exceptionally) in cases of self-defense in response to explicit aggression, when injustice was being perpetrated against the Muslim community in early Islamic history, then on a temporary basis permission was given to defend themselves. This principle is explained in the following verses: Permission [to fight] is …

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These 16 Quranic Verses Directly Counter Violent-Extremism and Fanaticism

WordForPeace.com By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi The rulings of classical Islamic Sharia are based on four main sources; the Quran, the Sunnah, Ijma (Consensus) and Qiyas (analogy).All the last three sources of Islamic rulings must be in essential accord with the holy Quran, the most basic source of Islamic knowledge. When the holy Quran itself does not talk directly, or in …

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