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“Maula Ali (r.a) Year in India: 2019 (1440 Hijrah)”

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By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, Editor, WordForpeace.com  The year 2019 (1440 Hijrah) coincides with the 1400thmartyrdom anniversary of the Babul I’ll  (Gateway of Knowledge), Hazrat Ali ibn Abi Taleb (r.a).  With the consent of worldwide Islamic scholars, the year (1440 Hijrah/2019 CE) has been named as “Imam Ali (A.S.) Year” in India.  Thus, we have only two years remaining till the …

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Suhrawardi,Hallaj, Sarmad and Qalandar, Why Sufis suffered bloodshed?

Suhrawardi,Hallaj, Sarmad and Qalandar, Why Our Sufi saints faced the Bloodshed? Show original message

By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi In his recent thought-provoking commentary, the reasons that Haroon Khalid has cited for the rising fear of ISIS from the Sufi shrines like Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, ring true. He writes that, “there is perhaps no other shrine in the country that captures the essence of religious syncretism like the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar. In his …

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Sufi Lal Shahbaz Qalandar and pluralistic history

Sufi Lal Shahbaz Qalandar and pluralistic history

by Dania Ahmed This is an attack on a Pakistan, where the diversity of its citizens is the fabric of the society and history. There is a legend told through oral tradition in the sub-continent. There was a man who appeared before a great city, a wanderer seeking refuge in a new land. When the king found out about this …

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The Forgotten Stories of Muslims Who Saved Jewish People During the Holocaust

ByMelissa Chan Even in the darkest times, there are heroesthough sometimes they may be the people we least expect. Thats the message a global nonprofit group hopes to spread Friday on Holocaust Remembrance Day, when it displays a small exhibit in a New York synagogue highlighting the little-known stories of Muslims who risked their lives to rescue Jewish people from …

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Religious Minorities in Western Asia: A Historical Perspective

By WordForPeace.com The Centre for Comparative Religions and Civilizations (CCRC), Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) is organizing MHRD-Global Initiative of Academic Network (GIAN) Course on Religious Minorities in Western Asia: A Historical Perspective from January 30, 2017 to February 4, 2017. TheInaugural programmeof the GIAN course is scheduled to be held onJanuary 30, 2017at10.00 a.m. atTagore Hall, Dayar-I Mir Taqi Mir …

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क्या टीपू सुल्तान स्वाधीनता संग्राम सैनानी थे?

–राम पुनियानी   कर्नाटक सरकार द्वारा गत 10 नवंबर, 2016 को टीपू सुल्तान की जयंती मनाए जाने के मुद्दे पर जमकर विवाद और हंगामा हुआ। पिछले वर्ष, इसी कार्यक्रम का विरोध करते हुए तीन लोग मारे गए थे। टीपू सुल्तान की जयंती मनाए जाने का विरोध मुख्यतः आरएसएस-भाजपा और कुछ अन्य संगठनों द्वारा किया जा रहा है। इनका कहना है कि टीपू एक तानाशाह …

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History of Muslims in Kerala and their Educational Activism تاريخ مسلمى كيرالا ونشاطاتهم فى مجال الدعوة والتعليم

تاريخ مسلمى كيرالا ونشاطاتهم فى مجال الدعوة والتعليم                                                                     عبيد الله عبد العزيز                                                                                                  كيرالا – ملابرم تتمتع ولاية كيرلا بمكانة مرموقة فى خريطة الهند بين الولايات المختلفة تبلغ عددها إلى تسع وعشرين. وهي بنفسها تملك أربع عشرة مقاطعات وتشتمل على متنوع الأديان من الإسلام والهندوسية واليهودية والنصرانية إلا أن دين اليهود ينحصر فى نواحى مقاطعات. وموسمها الجوية ومناطقها الجغرافية …

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Gandhi and West Africa: Exploring the Affinities

BY ANIL NAURIYA There are numerous facts and instances that highlight just how much of an impact Gandhis passive resistance campaigns in India and South Africa had in West Africa. Gandhi with the leaders of the non-violent resistance movement in South Africa. Credit: Wikimedia Commons There is however no hope of avoiding the catastrophe (of increased racial bitterness) unless the …

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