Education for Peace

Ajmer Sharif represents India in Turkey: India’s 800-year-old Chishti lineage traced at International Conference on World Peace in Istanbul

WordForPeace Special For the first time, India was represented at the 9th Annual International Conference on Tasawwuf/Sufism and World Peace – Istanbul – Turkey. Haji Syed Salman Chishty – Gaddi Nashin – Dargah Ajmer Sharif and Chairman – Chishty Foundation represented 800 years old Sufi lineage of the Chishty Sufi Order from Ajmer Sharif and Indian Sub Continent at the …

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Muslims Learn Sanskrit, Hindus Urdu In This Indian Madrasa

Word For Peace Gonda: Amid the protests over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Population Register (NPR), Wazirganj area of Gonda district in Uttar Pradesh is writing a new chapter on Hindu-Muslim unity. A madarsa, Gulshan-e-Baghdad, situated in Rasulpur development block of Wazirganj is not only giving Sanskrit lessons to Muslim students but a large number of Hindu students …

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“Reconsidering the Ethical in Contemporary Islamic Thought”: Dr. Ebrahim Moosa in Dhaka

Word For Peace After a successful winter intensive with our most recent batch of first year students, Contending Modernities co-director and Primary Investigator for the Madrasa Discourses program, Dr. Ebrahim Moosa, and I travelled to Dhaka, Bangladesh to lead a two-day workshop introducing local ulama (religious scholars) to the Madrasa Discourses program (MD). There, Professor Moosa also delivered a public lecture, …

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54 students trained at JMI cleared UPSC (Main) Exam

Word For Peace Fifty-four students who were given coaching and training by Residential Coaching Academy (RCA), JMI have cleared Civil Services (Main) Examination 2019. These candidates will now appear for interview. As a part of the University’s commitment to nation-building the students are provided free accommodation, library facility, classroom teaching, practice tests, etc. Subject to availability of seats, JMI will …

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Islamic Scholars “theologically aligned” with Saudi Arabia call for international conference to counter Kuala Lumpur Summit

Word For Peace KUALA LUMPUR: Anwar Ibrahim has gathered a group of Muslim scholars seen as more “theologically aligned” with Saudi Arabia for an international conference in Kuala Lumpur this month, viewed as the PKR chief’s response to the KL Summit shunned by Riyadh and its allies. The main organiser of the conference, called International Unity in Diversity Conference 2020, …

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Kuala Lumpur summit: Neither mono-ethnic nor mono-religious, Malaysia boarded the gravy train of conservatism

Word For Peace The recently concluded Kuala Lumpur Summit 2019 has annoyed and exasperated many Malaysians. They feel Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s misplaced loyalty for the plight of 1.7 billion Muslims worldwide is incongruent with the socio-political and economic difficulties Malaysians have been enduring, post-GE14. Their biggest grouse is that our national identity is shaped by more than the …

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Maat concluded the “Peace Makers Forum” for Southern Mediterranean Youth

Word For Peace Okeil: Civil society should play its role in implementing UNSCR 2250 to integrate youth into peace and security policies Monica Mina: Promoting the positive role of youth is the real promoter of peace Maat for Peace, Development and Human Rights concluded the Peace Makers Forum activities. The forum was organized in the framework of Maat’s project on …

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Our Special Relationship with Prophet Jesus(AS)

Word For Peace Together with the lessons we take from God Most High in the Qur’ān and from the words of the Beloved(peace be upon him) in the Sunnah and Companions(RA) – in the reports about Prophet Jesus(AS), the struggle (Jihad) of Prophet Jesus(AS), the lofty character of Prophet  Jesus(AS), the morals of Prophet Jesus(AS) ,the immense rank of Prophet …

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Indian govt approaches Ulema to appeal for peace amid anti-CAA protests

Word For Peace New Delhi: As protests against the government’s Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC) intensify across the country, the Ministry of Minority Affairs and the National Commission for Minorities have asked influential Muslim clerics to defuse the tense situation and appeal for peace. The commission and the ministry have contacted Mufti Abdul Qasim Nomani, vice-chancellor …

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Supriya Gandhi: A Mughal prince and the pandits of Benares

Word For Peace The furore over the appointment of the Sanskrit scholar, Firoze Khan, to a teaching position at the Banaras Hindu University has raged on for over three weeks. It now looks as though the protestors are winning and that Khan may be appointed at the faculty of Ayurveda instead of teaching literature at the Sanskrit Vidya Dharma Vigyan faculty. The …

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