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Islam’s Tolerance for other Religions: by Shaikh Al-Tayeb (Shaykh al-Azhar)

WordForPeace.com Islam and the Other Religions Professor Dr. Ahmad Mohamed El Tayeb President of Al-Azhar University Islam is the last link in the chain of “divine religion” revealed to all the prophets and messengers, beginning with Adam and ending with Muhammad—may God’s peace and blessing be upon them all. Pondering the verses of the noble Qur’an, would immediately realize how …

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(India) On Shivratri, these Kashmiri Muslims washed a temple, helped organisepuja

WordForPeace.com ‘We want them to perform puja with all reverence and without any sense of insecurity’ From Muslims cleaning up and organising puja at a temple to 1,000 specially-designed ‘Herath’ greeting cards, this Shivratri Kashmiri Pandits and Muslims bonded and reached out to each other, with social media providing a rare platform to relive past memories. Pandits’ migration For perhaps …

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Maulana Salman Husaini Nadwi-influential Islamic cleric who once supported IS speaks for Hindu-Muslim unity

WordForPeace.com The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) parted ways with one of its more influential members as it sacked cleric Salman Husaini Nadwi, who had said that shifting of the mosque in Ayodhya is permissible. Nadwi had recently courted controversy  after he met Sri Sri Ravi Shankar over the Ayodhya dispute and said at the board’s meeting that shifting …

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(India) Hopes of a settlement in Ayodhya case

WordForPeace.com The Art of Living claimed that Muslim leaders had supported the proposal of shifting the Masjid outside to another place. Bengaluru: On a day when Supreme Court set March 14 as the next date of hearing in the politically-sensitive Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute case, members from Muslim community met Sri Sri Ravishankar and evinced interest to have an out-of-court …

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People of all faiths to join day of prayer and fasting for peace

WordForPeace.com The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue is urging members of all different religious traditions to support Pope Francis’ call for a day of prayer and fasting for peace on February 23rd. By Philippa Hitchen Speaking at the recitation of the Angelus prayer last Sunday, the Pope invited all women and men of goodwill to join him in praying for …

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‘वेदांत का दिमाग और ‘इसलाम का शरीर’ ही देश के लिए एक उम्मीद: विवेकानंद और इसलाम

WordForPeace.com By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi गुलाम रसूल देहलवी स्वामी विवेकानंद धार्मिक पूर्वाग्रह के सख्त विरोधी थे. उनका मानना था कि ईश्वर तक पहुंचने के रास्ते तंग, अवरुद्ध, बंद या किसी एक विचारधारा तक सीमित नहीं हैं. वे मानते थे कि सभी धर्म अपने अंतिम लक्ष्य में एक हैं. जैसे हिंदू दर्शन के अनुसार मोक्ष के माध्यम निर्वाण (दुख से मुक्ति …

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Violence against children strongly prohibited by Islam; it includes infliction of fear and terror in them: Jama’atu Nasril Islam

WordForPeace.com The Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) on Thursday said street begging had nothing to do with Islam and the act was clearly prohibited because it inflicted pain on the children. Dr Khalid Abubakar, the Secretary-General of JNI, made the statement in Kaduna at a National Conference with the theme “Ending Violence Against Children (VAC) in Nigeria”. The programme was jointly …

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There is no peace time for special forces

WordForPeace.com Varun Chhabra was just nine when his father was killed in action on October 14, 1989. A recipient of the Sena Medal, Lt Col Arun Kumar Chhabra was second-in-command of 10 Para (SF), and was about to take over as its commanding officer, when he sacrificed his life in the Army’s Operation Pawan against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil …

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Religiously observant, but open to multiple interpretations of Islam!

WordForPeace.com BY ELIZABETH PODREBARAC SCIUPAC For American Muslims, being highly religious does not necessarily translate into acceptance of traditional notions of Islam. While many U.S. Muslims say they attend mosque and pray regularly, sizable shares also say that there is more than one way to interpret their religion and that traditional understandings of Islam need to be reinterpreted to address …

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