Comparative Religions & Civilizations

UAE discussed challenges faced by Muslim minority communities at International Muslim Minorities Congress

WordForPeace.com The main aim of the conference, which was convened over by the Muslim Council of Elders, was to encourage the integration of Muslims in non-Muslim countries and discuss challenges around issues of Islamophobia and extremism…. An international body that will support the integration and protection of Muslims who are minorities in the countries they live in was officially launched …

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Uplifting relationships between people of different cultures and religions in India

WordForPeace.com During the Summer Course on Interfaith Dialogue and Pilgrimage, at Henry Martyn Institute, Hyderabad, Dr. Geevarghese Yulios, the Metropolitan Bishop of the Ahmedabad Diocese of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, released the books I Am Indeed Their Brother: Loving and Serving Allah’s Poor by Bob McCahill of the Maryknoll Fathers and Lord The Air Smells Good, Felicitation volume in …

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Why educational institutions are being targeted? Asks Syed Ashraf Kichchauchwi, AIUMB President

WordForPeace.com University campuses are besiged instead of being free environments for progressive and democratic intellectual thoughts…… 8 May/Dharmsinhwa “Political storm is blowing up, as educational institutions are the target of ulterior political motives now,” said the AIUMB President, Hazrat Syed Ashraf Kichchauchwi. “We have to be cautious about the situation that the country is engulfed in, especially in the light …

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Ceasefire with terrorists during the holy month of Ramzan

WordForPeace.com SRINAGAR:  A meeting of all parties in Jammu and Kashmir has recommended that the centre announce a ceasefire with terrorists during the holy month of Ramzan and the upcoming Amarnath Yatra, said Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti. Representatives of all parties in the state will also seek a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, she added. PM Modi is scheduled …

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Why the UAE World Council of Muslim Minorities should be welcomed!

WordForPeace.com By Arshad Alam Over half a billion Muslims, nearly one third of their total population, live in contexts in which they are minorities. The context of their being minority differs from place to place. In places like Europe, this is the result of migration owing to the wars in Arab world. These communities are new, and need to adjust …

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Islam’s forgotten “Gandhi”

WordForPeace.com Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan was the founder of the world’s first professional non-violent army. Here in the West, the Islamic Gandhi is little known – but today his legacy is more relevant than ever. A portrait of the Pashtun “Badshah Khan” by Marian Brehmer In September 2009, Hillary Clinton invited guests to the U.S. foreign ministry for Iftar, and …

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Marriage and Slavery in Early Islam by Kecia Ali (review)

WordForPeace.com The early history of Muslim law is the framework of this book—to which, incidentally, it provides an accessible introduction for nonspecialists. It is a field that calls for a command of difficult forms of medieval Arabic, the language used by early Muslims of all mother tongues in legal debate and writing, and the ability to identify and interpret terse …

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MARRAKESH DECLARATION: Celebration of the Charter of Medina (Misaq-e-Madina)

WordForPeace.com In the Name of God, the All-Merciful, the All-Compassionate This year marks the 1,400th anniversary of the Charter of Medina, a constitutional contract between the Prophet Muhammad, God’s peace and blessings be upon him, and the people of Medina, which guaranteed the religious liberty of all, regardless of faith… Executive Summary of the Marrakesh Declaration on the Rights of …

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SPECIAL PRAYERS AND ACTIONS FOR 15TH SHABAAN – SHAB-E-BARAAT

WordForPeace.com  Headings: HADITHS ON FAZILAT OF SHAB –E-BARAAT DESIRABLE ACTIONS FOR 15TH SHABAAN HOW TO WELCOME THIS NIGHT WHAT TO RECITE IMMEDIATELY AFTER SUNSET PRAYERS AFTER MAGHRIB ON THIS NIGHT PRAYERS ON THE AUSPICIOUS NIGHT DUA E NISF UL SHABAAN AFTER MAGHRIB SALAAT FASTING ON THE 15TH SHABAAN    HADITHS ON FAZILAT OF SHAB-E-BARAAT  The 15th night of Shabaan is …

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From the mystical to the political: What is Sufism?

WordForPeace.com There are three dimensions to the religion of Islam: The law, theology and spirituality. Sufism is defined as that third one, the inward dimension of Islam. Sufis consider this dimension an aspect of the eternal and universal wisdom that has existed since Adam, and has been incarnated in the body of the Islamic religion, born in Arabia in the …

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