Books & Documents

‘Age of Peace’: Counter-Ideology to Radicalism In The Name Of Islam

WordForPeace.com By Teresa Joseph fma 18 July 2018 Name of the Book: The Age of Peace Author: Maulana Wahiduddin Khan Publisher: Goodword Books, Noida (info@goodwordbooks.com) Year: 2015 Pages: 192 ISBN: 9789351790716   The Age of Peace is an informative and down to earth book, in which the author comes up with many practical suggestions for peace-building. In a short book …

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What’s Behind the Salafi Reading of the Qur’an and Sunna?

WordForPeace.com Written by  David L Johnston No caption, but the article is fascinating: “Salafist Women in Europe.” Notice the woman is wearing a niqab (veil covering her face) and even gloves; the man wears a tunic half way down between his knees and ankles, as some hadiths portray the Prophet’s attire – all this is typical of Salafi dress the world …

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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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