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India’s Islamic scholars speak out on mistreatment of religious minorities in Pakistan after Nankana Sahib vandalism

WordForPeace.com EDIT DESK In her book “Purifying the Land of the Pure: Pakistan’s Religious Minorities” (published by Harper Collins, India, 2015.), Farahnaz Ispahani writes : “At the time of Partition in 1947, almost 23 per cent of Pakistan’s population, which then included Bangladesh, comprised non-Muslim citizens. The proportion of non-Muslims has since fallen to approximately three per cent in the …

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A CRITICAL REFLECTION ON DR. WARIS MAZHARI’S INTERACTIONS at Doordarshan Urdu News Channel

WORDFORPEAC.COM Maulana Waris Mazhari does not give fiery speeches but presents his views with the help of solid arguments. Recently, he advocated reforms in and reconstruction of madrasa curriculum and Islamic jurisprudence during a discussion on Muslim affairs with Mr Sultan Shahin on Doordarshan. Here is an excerpt from the discussion: “The situation is that madrasas exist in India in large numbers. …

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Good News from J&K: First I-League match since August 5, Rarest permutation combinations of ownership with a Muslim and a Pandit at the helm

WordForPeace.com Real Kashmir set to play first home match after abrogation of Article 370….. Real Kashmir have made elaborate arrangements since the abrogation of Article 370, allaying the fears of the visiting teams….. Hosts Real Kashmir FC eked through a comfortable 2-1 win against defending champions Chennai City FC in what was their first home match of the Hero I-League 2019 at Srinagar’s TRC Turf Ground …

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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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