Education for Peace

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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In Bengal’s Burdwan, 3 Hindu girls top Madrasa exam

Three Hindu girls studying in a madarsa in a Muslim-dominated area of East Burdwan have scored over 90 per cent in the West Bengal High Madrasah Secondary Exam (Madhyamik standard), bolstering the Mamata Banerjee government’s efforts to help such institutions shine the light of education in backward areas. The results were declared last week in the midst of one of …

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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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रमज़ान और सुरक्षित वातावरण: सुखी शरीर से ही सुखी मन होता है Ramazan & Environment: A Sound Body is the Seat of Sound Mind

Pooja Kumari for WordForPeace.com रमज़ान का पवित्र महीना चल रहा है।  दया और करुणा के इस महीने का स्वागत करने के लिए हमें जो सबसे महत्वपूर्ण तैयारी करनी चाहिए, वह पर्यावरण संरक्षण पर कुरान का पालन है। रमज़ान में महीने भर का उपवास प्रकृति और पर्यावरण के साथ पूर्ण तालमेल में अपनी जीवन शैली को बदलने की क्षमता का प्रयास …

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J&K: Friday sermons in Ramazan will address women rights

Local Muslim leaders in Jammu & Kashmir said they wanted to use the holy month to highlight the challenges facing women in the disputed region, home to one of the world’s longest-running insurgencies. The Friday sermons will address rising cases of sexual assault and domestic violence as well as mental health issues facing women in Kashmir, said the Muttahida Majlis-e-Ulema …

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Hyderabad of the Nizams: Documentation of diplomatic relations

Photography first came to India in the mid-19th century, when British administrators brought their cameras to the country to document the landscape, historical monuments and people. As early as the 1850s, photographic societies were formed in three presidencies: Bombay, Madras and Calcutta. The art form also emerged in the richest cities and courts. “Here, Hyderabad had a double advantage,” says historian and …

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Workshop on Inclusive Education & Its Implementation by Welfare Association for the Handicapped 

Mahfooz Alam for WordForPeace.com A workshop was organized by the Welfare Association for the Handicapped on May 5th, 2019, in which the office bearers of this association, activist and Divyang – attended, whose focal point was inclusive education and its implementation. On this occasion, the General Secretary of the association, Mr. Arif Husain, Chairman Mr. Mahfooz Alam, Treasurer Chairperson Mrs …

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China’s repression of Uyghur Muslims and Pakistan’s shocking silence

WordForPeace.com Edit Desk As a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, China had been blocking India’s attempts to secure designation against the JeM chief almost for a decade. But now with the removal of objection regarding Azhar’s listing, China seems to have given up its obsession with Azhar. However, one still wonders why the terror ideologue of Jaish-e-Mohammed …

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“A Story of Political Islams in India”: New discourse on Indian Muslims

For the sake of analysis, I find four interesting characteristics of the contemporary Muslim elite – its self-perception as a class, its imagination of Indian Islam, its caste background and its political openness. We must note that the Muslim elite is not at all homogeneous. They come from different regions; they are involved in different professions; and the cultural capital …

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