Comparative Religions & Civilizations

Bihar Chief Minister Pays Tributes To Hazrat Imam Hussain

WordForPeace.com Patna: On the eve of the mourning of Muharram, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday urged the people of the state to draw inspiration from Hazrat Imam Hussain and his associates who had attained martyrdom in Karbala. In a solemn tribute to Hazrat Imam Hussain and the 72 martyrs, Mr Kumar said “they shall always be remembered for their …

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Hussaini Brahmins: Hindu followers of Muslim imam! Word For Peace

WordForPeace.com By Yoginder Sikand One of the most important events in early Muslim history was the battle of Karbala fought in 680 CE in which Imam Hussain, grandson of the Prophet through his daughter Fatima and her husband Imam Ali, was slaughtered along with a small band of disciples in a bloody battle against the tyrant Yazid. This event occurred …

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(India) Muslim ‘brother’ performs Hindu’s last rites

WordForPeace.com In a stellar example of interfaith brotherhood, the final rites of a Hindu man, whose father is an accused in the 2002 Naroda Gam massacre, were performed by a Muslim man, whose brother is a witness in the riots case. Kishor Thakor, 23, died in a road accident last week, and at his condolence meet on Thursday, Yusuf Malek, …

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(India) Catholic priest surprises Muslims speaking at Kerala mosque

WordForPeace.com Vechoor: For a change, a Catholic priest in Kerala chose a mosque to deliver his sermon. Father Joseph (Sanu) Puthussery on August 31 visited the Juma Masjid at Vechoor in Kottayam district during Jum’ah (Friday prayers) and delivered a thanksgiving speech at the masjid prayer hall. The Muslims had fed the flood victims who had taken shelter at his church …

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(Germany) Yazidis seek church asylum

WordForPeace.com The names of the refugees and nun in this article have been changed to protect their identities. Update: Since this article was written, Haider, Samira and Amer have left the church after it was decided they would not be deported to Romania. There are currently seven refugees in the church; five have since completed their stays. In a German …

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(India) Muslim group serves Hindu pilgrims

WordForPeace.com Setting an example of communal harmony, the members of a Muslim organisation, Awaz-e-haq have set up camps to help Kanwariyas in their yearly pilgrimage of carrying ganga-jal on foot. Devotees of Lord Shiva from across India travels by foot with holy water to Haridwar and  Gomukh. The camps have been set up in  Muzaffarnagar where the Kanwariyas are being offered food …

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Dalai Lama calls for shunning Shia-Sunni conflicts

WordForPeace.com 8 Aug, 2018 Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama on Wednesday appealed to Muslims in India to make efforts to reduce Shia-Sunni conflicts that are prevalent in some other countries and asserted that Islam is a religion of peace. He lamented the bloodshed over denominational differences, which he said should be avoided as Islam teaches compassion and harmony. Addressing an …

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(India) Hindus & Muslims in Odisha set an example of harmony

WordForPeace.com July 28, 2018 India’s diversity is one of its strongest qualities, and this is what makes our country so unique. It is so wonderful to see all communities coming together to work for the betterment of society. Such an example of communal harmony, was seen in Odisha. A group of people, consisting of both Hindus and Muslims, joined hands …

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