Diplomacy for Peace

World Sufi Forum & AIUMB extend help in Centre’s bid to mainstream the Madrasas and uplift minorities

The World Sufi Forum’s chairman, Syed Mohammad Ashraf Kichhowchhawi, President & Founder of All India Ulama & Mashaikh Board (AIUMB), an apex body of Sufi Muslims in India applauded and spiritedly welcomed the Centre’s decision to mainstream and modernise the Madrasas across the country. The Modi government’s focus on the development of the Madrasa education is part of the actual inclusive …

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Indian Muslims must boycott fake news and communalist rumors, writes the Urdu daily Inquilab Editor افواہوں اور غلط اطلاعات سے بچنا ضروری

شکیل شمسی دہلی کے خوریجی  خاص علاقے میں عید کی نماز کے بعد ایک کار تیزی سے گزری اور کئی لوگوں کو ٹکر مار تی ہوئی بھاگ نکلی۔ جس کے بعد افواہوں کا بازار گرم ہوگیا۔ مجھے جو پہلا میسیج اس سلسلے میں ملا اس میں لکھا گیا تھا کہ خوریجی خاص علاقے میں نمازیوں پر ایک شخص نے کار …

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‘Soldiers’ for Ghazwa-tul-Hind ‘Betrayed’ by Pakistan: Global links of militancy in Kashmir

More than a dozen men armed with assault rifles marched in the backdrop of snowscape in a video circulated online, announcing them as the soldiers for Ghazwa-e-Hind, the prophesied battle for India in Islamic traditions. A subsequent frame closes in on three jihadists, the snowscape missing, two flags behind them announced their allegiance to Al-Qaeda in the Indian subcontinent, or …

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AIUMB welcomes PM Modi’s assurance to minorities as message of inclusion in India

WordForPeace.com Correspondent Hazrat Sayyed Mohammed Ashraf Kichhouchi, the founder president of All India Ulama and Mashaikh Board (AIUMB), and Chairman of World Sufi Forum, hailed the agenda of the new government on minorities which came in the speech of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the parliamentary party meeting of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA). Now it is a matter of …

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Ghazwa-tul-Badr anniversary in J&K: A note of caution is seriously required in final days of the holy month

Today, on Ghazwatul Badr anniversary, social media campaigns, mostly in Urdu, are underfoot to promote a willful misinterpretation of the Islamic event in the Facebook pages and WhatsApp groups in Jammu & Kashmir in particular. Classical Islamic historiographers like Ibn Hisaham and Ibn Ishaq report that the Ghazwa-tul-Badr was the first Islamic military expedition which took place on the 17th …

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This ‘Hafta-e-Shahadat’ is the time for Hurriyat and all separatist outfits to turn inward and introspect!

WordForPeace.com Edit Desk The ‘Hafta-e-Shahadat’, also known as ‘Hafta-e-Shuhada’ (the week of martyrs)—the anniversary of Mirwaiz Moulvi Muhammad Farooq or ‘Shaheed-e-Millat’—commenced from May 18 in the valley of Kashmir. The Awami Action Committee (AAC) has called for complete shutdown on May 21 to commemorate the occasion. On May 18, Saturday, the ‘Hafta-e-Shahadat’ commenced with the recitation of holy Qur’an at …

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Chinese diplomat in Pakistan confirms ‘partial’ restrictions on Ramazan observance

A Chinese official denies allegations by activists that China’s government is blocking Muslim religious practices in the restive Xinjiang region during the holy month of Ramadan. A Chinese diplomat in neighboring Pakistan said Beijing has put only partial restrictions on Ramadan activities, not a total ban on fasting by the Uighur minority in Xinjiang. “There’s no blanket ban. That’s Western …

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UN adds the Wilayat Khorasan (IS Khorasan Province) to its list of sanctioned terror groups

WordForPeace.com Edit Desk On May 14 , the UN Security Council has added the Islamic State’s Wilayat Khorasan to its list of sanctioned terrorist groups. It states: “The Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 1267 (1999), 1989 (2011) and 2253 (2015) concerning ISIL (Da’esh), Al‑Qaida, and associated individuals, groups, undertakings and entities approved the addition of the entry specified below …

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