Ideology

Contrasting Zawahiri’s outlook with Zakir’s outcry: Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind’s Islamic caliphate propaganda is bogus ‘online ideology’

WordForPeace.com By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi In 1991, a jihadist research work titled “The Bitter Harvest: The Muslim Brotherhood in 60 Years” was authored by Ayman al-Zawahiri, al-Qaida’s chief ideologue. It was a sharp confutation of the Egyptian Islamist outfit Ikhwan-ul-Muslimin’s resolution to participate in electoral process and shun the path of violence to achieve its political objectives. An extract of …

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Al-Walaa Wal-Bara’a (Loyalty and Enmity) Explained अल वला (दोस्ती) वल-बरा (दुश्मनी) का सही मतलब

WordForPeace.com आम तौर पर मुस्लिम अवाम में अल-वला (दोस्ती) वल-बरा (दुश्मनी) का एक ग़लत तसव्वर पेश किया जाता है. उन्हें समझाया जाता है के जो भी मुसलमान नहीं है, वो उनका दुश्मन है. इसलिए वो सिर्फ किसी मुस्लिम के साथ ही अच्छा सुलूक जाएज़ समझते हैं. ऐसा इसलिए है क्युकि उन्हें कुरान की इस आयात का सही मतलब नहीं समझाया …

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Sufism as a Science whose objective is the reparation of the heart

WordForPeace.com A Sufi saint who can break a fast for an old Hindu lady just so that her heart doesn’t break, one can imagine what else can he do for everyone… Sufism as a Cult adheres to the inner, mystical dimension of Islam. Practitioners of this tradition are generally known as Sufis and belong to different Orders. They trace many …

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‘Strong parallels exist between eastern Sufi and western Enlightenment thought’

WordForPeace.com Hyderabad: Sufism transcends differences based on caste, colour, creed, ethnicity, language, culture and political affiliations. It is an amalgamation of love, sacrifice, tolerance and peaceful coexistence. Sufism also possesses the enormous potential to serve as a powerful antidote against all forms extremism and terrorism. These views were expressed by Sindh University vice chancellor Dr. Fateh Muhammad Burfat, while making …

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Misinterpretation of Islam in the non-Islamic world undermines centuries of academic and theological struggle

WordForPeace.com There is a profound misunderstanding around the word “jihad”, used today by groups such as the Islamic State group (known variably as ISIS/ISIL/Daesh). They are looking to hide their odious intentions behind a term which, in Arab and Muslim societies is prized, like a cultural value. In his celebrated work Muqaddimah (often translated as Introduction or Prolegomenon), Ibn Khaldun …

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The Philosophy of Wahdat ul Wujud and Wahdat us Shuhud

WordForPeace.com By Aftab Ahmad In many verses the Quran speaks of the omnipotence, pervasiveness and immanence of God. It says that God is everywhere and with everyone all the time. Man cannot see him but He can see everyone and everything. He listens to the call of His servants and is closer to him than his jugular vein. These are …

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The Concept of Wahdat-ul-Wujud (Unity of Being) in the holy Qur’an

WordForPeace.com By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi Wahdat-ul-Wujud is a universal Islamic doctrine that sees everything in the universe as a reflection of Divine Unity. It illustrates that whatever exists in the universe is one or the other aspect of Divine Reality diffused through different things. But this esoteric mystical concept does not imply that God, the Absolute Being, can be reduced …

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Indian Sufi master, Makhdoom-e-Pak and his reflections on Tawheed (Monotheism) & Wadhat-ul-Wujud (Unity of Existence)

WordForPeace.com By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi Makhdoom Ashraf Jahangir Simnani (1287–1386 CE), also known as Makhdoom-e-Pak, was a revered Indian Sufi of Persian origin. He was an ardent follower of Shaikh-e-Akbar Ibn al-Arabi and was particularly imbued with his spiritual conception of Wadhat-ul Wujud (Unity of Existence). Blessed with the 14 different chains of Sufism, he rendered remarkable services to the …

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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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