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Babri Review Petition: “Review se kya nikle ga? (What will the review achieve?) How many Muslims are Namazis in Ayodhya?

For the Muslim leadership, the demolished Babri Masjid remains a national concern. As for the Muslims of Ayodhya, who cares? By Javed Anand The high priests of Indian Islam have decided to file a review petition challenging the recent decision of the apex court in the Ayodhya land dispute. In his recent column on these pages (‘Ayodhya: Seek compromise, don’t …

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Dr Feroze Khan as ‘Sanskrit Professor’ & Gopalika Antharjanam, a Brahmin as Arabic teacher both will have to win against all odds

Word For Peace Before we proceed, let’s keep in view that most Hindus and nearly all Muslims in India stand with Dr Feroze Khan’s academic credentials, integrity and his teaching rights, and have strongly defended him so far. Even many of the BHU students have marched yesterday in solidarity with Khan. Hundreds of students reportedly on Wednesday came out in …

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Hazrat Rumi on Imam Ali A.S

Word For Peace By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi Rumi, the world-renowned Turkish Sufi mystic, wrote in his famous spiritual treatise Masnavi a story in which the Prophet (pbuh) is reported to have addressed Ali in these words of wisdom: “O ‘Ali, you are a courageous knight, but do not even rely upon thy lion-heartedness. Come into the shade of the palm …

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Prof. Akhtarul Wasey on Ayodhya Verdict and Muslim Leaders’ Meets: Clarifying Misconceptions

WordForPeace.com National Security Adviser Ajit Doval met a group of Hindu and Muslim leaders and intellectuals at his residence, a day after the Supreme Court issued its verdict on the Ayodhya dispute. Hindu-Muslim religious leaders pledged unstinted support to the government in all steps to maintain peace and order. Engineer Salim , Vice President of Jamaat-e-Islami , Navaid Hamid, president …

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Bengali Muslims evidently show that they are awake now (“yeh qaum jaag chuki hai”)

WordForPeace.com Special An academic event solely focused on the Bengali Muslims evidently shows that “yeh qaum jaag chuki hai” (this community is awake now)…… By Nousheen Baba KOLKATA—The City of Joy—has recently witnessed a historic event organized by Bengali Academia for Social Empowerment (BASE). A two-day international conference on Bengali Muslims at the Crossroads: Possibilities and Challenges itself is a …

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Malaysia pledges ‘new narrative’ on Islam, questions Zakir Naik’s provocative speeches as against a multiracial country

WordForPeace.com Special ISLAMIC affairs minister in Malaysia Mujahid Yusof Rawa appeared on the BBC Hardtalk programme to defend the government’s track record on contentious issues affecting Islam, while pledging to come up with a “new narrative” on Islam that he said would not repeat past mistakes. “When we came to power, we rejected being a government which used and exploited …

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Ayodhya Verdict Reflections on the objectives of Islamic Shariah for Reconciliation between Muslims and non-Muslims in India

Word For Peace 14 November 2019 Ahead of the Supreme Court verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit, prominent Muslim organisations had resolved to “maintain peace and harmony at all cost, whatsoever the verdict maybe.” Muslim intellectuals who had called for an out-of-court settlement in the protracted dispute to make both Hindus and Muslims happy, appealed to hand over …

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