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(India) Muslim Man Donates Rs 3 Lakh To West Bengal Villagers To Build Temple

WordForPeace.com Moved by the story of a Bengal villages’ struggle to build a temple, a Muslim software engineer reportedly donated the residents Rs 3 lakh to help them. According to a report on Anandabzar Patrika, Saidul Sheik is a software engineer who returned to India on a break after working in Kuwait and Australia. Though Sheikh had never visited the …

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(India) Muslim man breaks Ramzan fast by donating blood to infant

WordForPeace.com Darbhanga: A Muslim man from Bihar’s Darbhanga city chose humanity over his religion when he broke his Ramzan fast and donated his blood to save the life of a two-year-old child. The man, Mohammad Ashfaq, recently came across a Facebook post, where the infant’s family had posted a message urging users to donate blood for the child. On Friday, …

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An Indonesian Perspective: Strengthening Interreligious Relations Is an Obligation Stipulated In the Quran

WordForPeace.com By Lailatul Fitriyah Explosions of religious-based violence as happened at the Mobile Brigade headquarters (Mako Brimob) detention centre in Depok, West Java, and three churches in Surabaya were not one-time events with no connection with our daily consumption of violence. Such explosions happened because we have normalized religious discrimination through our TV programs, the preachers we listen to and …

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(India) Hindus and Sikhs help build a mosque

WordForPeace.com India’s religious groups have so often clashed, with recent years marred by violence. But a remarkable gesture has helped foster a rare harmony in one village. As mason Nazim “Raja” Khan toiled over the construction of a Shiva temple in a Punjab village, a thought nagged at him. There he was, a Muslim, building a Hindu temple. Yet there …

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Is the Shariah in India in Danger? Was ‘Deen Bachao, Desh Bachao’ Rally By Imarat-E-Shariah Patna needful?

WordForPeace.com By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi 20 April 2018 Perhaps, first time after the independence, scores of Muslim outfits of Bihar gathered at Gandhi Maidan in Patna under the banner of “Shariah is in danger”. This call was given in the rally named as ‘Deen Bachao, Desh Bachao’ (protect religion, save nation) jointly organised by Imarat-e-Shariah Patna and All India Muslim …

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ہندوستانی مسلمانوں کو حکمت عملی بدلنی ہوگی Indian Muslims need to rethink their strategy, take it up as Collective Responsibility

WordForPeace.com تحریر: عزیر احمد جواہر لال نہرو یونیورسٹی ہندوستانی مسلمانوں کی حالت کے بارے میں ہر کوئی جانتا ہے کہ آزادی کے بعد سے لے کر اب تک کبھی بھی مسلمانوں کو ہندوستان میں اتنی کسمپرسی کا سامنا نہیں کرنا پڑا جتنی کہ آج کل کررہے ہیں، حالات سے واقفیت رکھنے والے بخوبی جانتے ہیں کہ مسلمان آج ہندوستان میں …

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“Woh hamari bhi bachchi thi” (She was our child too): say Hindus living in harmony with ‘Bakarwals; media is wrong about them

WordForPeace.com The decades old relationship between the Bakarwal Muslim community in Rasana village in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district and fellow villagers who are predominantly Hindu, was neither acrimonious nor has it become bitter now after the alleged gang-rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl from the Bakarwal community, allegedly by eight individuals, including one juvenile. This flies in the …

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Recent Kashmir encounters turn focus on IS, al-Qaeda. Do they have support?

WordForPeace.com By GOWHAR GEELANI The Jammu and Kashmir Police sounds confident “there is no social approval to the radical Islamic State (IS), Daesh, or al-Qaeda groups in the Kashmir Valley”, but it is taking no chances either; just in case. The debate over the possible presence of ISIS (The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant), al-Qaeda, AQIS (al-Qaeda in …

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Reform in Muslim Community: Need for a Comprehensive Approach

WordForPeace.com  Ram Puniyani  A debate regarding condition of Muslims in India and process of reform within Muslim community has been kindled by Harsh Mander’s article Sonia Sadly’ (IE March 7) and its response by Ramchandra Guha (Liberals O, IE)) While there are multiple factors influencing the process, broadly there are some within the community and some outside phenomenon which have …

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