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Indian scholar of Persian language, Dr Hafeezur Rahman, explains the relevance of Rumi as Theologian and Qur’an Commentator

WordForPeace.com Editorial Note: There have always been a variety of ways of looking at the Qur’an within different cultural and historic contexts spanning the classical and modern period in the Islamic history. Mystic theologians like Rumi were trying to explain and appropriate the Qur’an relevant to modern times, and at the same time espousing a very critical approach towards the …

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J&K: Now Youths are the New Shining Stars in Political Leadership

WordForPeace.com  Srinagar: New young faces are trying to create a niche for themselves in Jammu and Kashmir even as the current political leadership faces a time of crisis. Since the abrogation of Article 370 and the bifurcation of the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories, mainstream parties are now grooming new faces to create an alternative leadership: Ridwana …

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Shaheen Bagh: Muslim Women Should Reclaim Their Space in Masjids also: Moinuddin Ahmad

Word For Peace For last two weeks, the world has been witnessing how a group of young and old Muslim women are leading protests – against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) – right outside a Muslim neighbourhood, or perhaps a ghetto, in southeast Delhi. This remarkable agitation was preceded by the brutal thrashing of Jamia Millia Islamia students by …

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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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Imran Khan tweets old video from Bangladesh as ‘Indian police’s pogrom against Muslims’, later deletes

Word For Peace New Delhi: Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Friday slammed Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan for peddling a seven-year-old violence video from Bangladesh as a case of what he claimed to be “Indian police’s pogrom against Muslims in UP”. “Tweet Fake News. Get Caught. Delete Tweet. Repeat. #Oldhabitsdiehard,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted. The now-deleted video …

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J&K: Mobile SMS facility restored, internet services resume in govt hospitals

Word For Peace New Delhi: Internet services in all government-run hospitals and SMS facility to all postpaid mobile phones in Kashmir were restored from the midnight of December 31 midnight, PTI reported Jammu and Kashmir official spokesperson Rohit Kansal as saying. “It has been decided to restore internet connectivity to all government hospitals with effect from midnight of December 31 besides …

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Kuala Lumpur summit: Neither mono-ethnic nor mono-religious, Malaysia boarded the gravy train of conservatism

Word For Peace The recently concluded Kuala Lumpur Summit 2019 has annoyed and exasperated many Malaysians. They feel Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s misplaced loyalty for the plight of 1.7 billion Muslims worldwide is incongruent with the socio-political and economic difficulties Malaysians have been enduring, post-GE14. Their biggest grouse is that our national identity is shaped by more than 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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In solidarity with Jamia Millia, Jamia Hamdard Alumni stage play

Word For Peace New Delhi: A play titled ‘Jamiawala Bagh’ was staged outside the Jamia Millia Islamia which has been at the forefront of the protest against the new citizenship law. Protesters associated with Jamia Hamdard Alumni staged the play which portrayed and condemned the police action on the students of Jamia Millia Islamia on the campus premises on 15 …

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