Middle East

Why Shaikh Ahmad Badruddin Hassoun,Syria’s Grand Mufti cautioned India to pay heed to ‘external Wahhabi calls of Jihad’?

By Ghulam Rasool DehlvI Much of the war in the conflict-ridden Muslim nations is still being waged as part of the gravest sectarian slugfest in Islamic history—Shia-Sunni divide. Syria has remained the current hotbed of this fierce battle. But surprisingly, the Grand Mufti and the highest Islamic authority in Syria— Shaikh Ahmad Badruddin Hassoun—maintains that he is both “Sunni and …

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How Political Theologians legitimise acts of sadism and persecution perpetrated by the extremist Islamist regimes or outfits

By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, Editor, WordForPeace.com “Muslim political theology developed over centuries under conditions of empire but elements of it continue to resonate to this very day”, writes Prof. Ebrahim Moosa, noted scholar of Islamic thought, law, and theology. He has elucidated in his paper as to what political theology is. It is in the words of Jan Assmann, “the …

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الغايات الخفيّة في مشكلات الدول العربية

ومن المؤكد تاريخيا ، أنه قد حاول أمريكا منذ نيل استقلالها محاولة شديدة لتنقّش أثرا ظاهرا على الدو العالمية. وما أظهرت وأبرزت أمريكا حياء بسبب تشميرها لإهلاك الدول التي وقعت فيها وزن ذرة على أمريكا أو إتخذت الإجراءات عليها. مع هذه النقطة، علينا أن نقرأ صفحات رحلة دونالد ترامب إلى المملكة السعودية العربية وتشكيله قوّة التحالف ليكبّح المنظمات المتطرفة. خطّة …

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Over 400 non-Muslims fast to give food to Somalia

Over 400 non-Muslims fast to give food to Somalia

Participants at Hyatt Plaza’s Fast-a-thon. The Peninsula More than 410 non-Muslims participated in Hyatt Plaza’s Fast-a-thon, a charity event that offers the opportunity to experience fasting for one day. This year, for every person who registered and fasted, Hyatt Plaza and Qatar Charity will donate QR200 on his/her behalf to help ending hunger in Somalia. Consequently, the shopping mall and …

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After Egypt trip, Pope Francis hails ‘healthy secularism’ approach

Pope Francis gestures during a mass in Cairo

By Josephine McKenna An Egyptian flag flutters in the foreground as Pope Francis waves after a Mass in Cairo on April 29, 2017. Photo courtesy of Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh *Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-POPE-EGYPT, originally transmitted on May 3, 2017.’ VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis hailed his visit to Egypt as a “sign of peace” in …

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Sikh NGO reaches out to Iraqis, Syrians

Sikh NGO reaches out to Iraqis, Syrians

By Jasmine Singh Khalsa Aid has installed a bakery on the Iraq Syria border as part of their rescue mission. “Recognising the whole human race as one,” it is this teaching of the guru that forms the basis of the International NGO Khalsa Aid, founded by Ravinder Singh from UK. To serve this belief, the volunteers of the organisation are ready …

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How Rola Sleiman became the first Arab female pastor

female pastor for Arab Christians

In 2017, Rola Sleiman began her role as an officially ordained pastor in Tripoli, Lebanon. She may be the first female pastor for Arab Christians, but Sleiman says it was a natural transition for her [Courtesy of Rola Sleiman/Al Jazeera] by Nada Homsi Tripoli, Lebanon – To anyone’s knowledge, Rola Sleiman is the first female pastor in the entirety of the …

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(Palestine/Israel): Arabic to Hebrew: ‘The Arab world is full of people, not terrorists’

The Arab world is full of people not terrorists

Maktoob aims to change the negative narrative of Arab affairs which is prevalent throughout Israeli media and academic discourse A portrait of the late Salman Natour, who identified as Palestinian, Arab and Druze (Photo courtesy of Ghadir Natour) By Mary Pelletier JERUSALEM – Hundreds gathered to listen to the words of the late Palestinian author Salman Natour on a rainy mid-February …

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