Muslims

Promote Tolerance in Diverse Muslim Community: Ebrahim Rasool (Georgetown Scholar-In Residence, Former Ambassador of South Africa)

WordForPeace.com Correspondent The Islamic world is being bombarded by powers trying to disunite the global Muslim community. This was the sentiment coming from founder of the Religious Leaders’ Forum, and former South African Ambassador to the US, Ebrahim Rasool. He was speaking at the official opening of the Masjid Jamiah Ahlul Bayt in Ottery. Rasool noted that the concept of …

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Muslim performs last rites of Hindu septuagenarian

WordForPeace.com In an exemplary show of communal harmony and brotherhood, a Muslim performed the last rites of a Hindu septuagenarian in village Mohammadpur Barwala in Bulandshahr. In an exemplary show of communal harmony and brotherhood, a Muslim performed the last rites of a Hindu septuagenarian in village Mohammadpur Barwala in Bulandshahr on Monday. Former village pradhan Mohammad Anad Khan’s son …

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7 Islamic Terms As Interpreted By Terror Ideologues and the Mainstream Muslim Scholars

By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, WordForPeace.com The 7 Islamic references and terms that the radical jihadist ideologues often use in their discourses to recruit the gullible and naive Muslims are as the following:  Takfir, Darul Islam, Al-Wala Wal Bara’a, Ummah, Shahadah, Bay’at and Hijrah All these eight terms have two diametrically different interpretations: (1) traditional, classical and the mainstream connotations and …

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Sufism: Lost Chance Of Islamic Reformation – Analysis

WordForPeace.com By Farid Shafiyev Sometime around 1417, the Azerbaijani poet Imaddadin Nasimi was executed in Aleppo for blasphemy by being skinned alive. He followed his teacher, Fazlullah Naimi, who had been executed several years earlier for apostasy. Nasimi and Naimi belonged to Hurufi, a branch of Sufism, which preached that every man contains a piece of God and through self-perfection …

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Hazrat Habeeb Ajmi (r.a): Essence of Islamic Teachings is Love

WordForPeace.com Here we present glimpses of another eminent saint in the line of believers who were able to witness the group of believers that had witnessed the Sahaba, also known as Taba Taba’een. Hazrat Habeeb Ajmi (r.a) was a strict adherent to the injunctions of Shariah and was linked to the sufi discipline as well. His status amongst the friends …

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‘Lost Urdu’ found in the lap of non-Muslims

WordForPeace.com Munshi Naval Kishore, Hargopal Tafta, Pundit Brij Narayan Chakbast and Ratan Kishore, they all contributed in developing the Urdu language. But one can argue that was all before independence when there was no line of prejudice between drawn Urdu and Hindi. Those were good old days. That was the time when Pandit Nehru launched a newspaper and named it …

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Islam and Ecology: An Indian Muslim’s Perspective

WordForPeace.com By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi Every religion has its own purpose or plan of creation. However, each faith tradition affirms that this universe has been created by God for all beings to live together in full harmony and in a spiritual symbiosis. All religions exhort us to be grateful towards the bounties of nature that nourish and sustain us. However, …

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Grant Jerusalem a supra-religious status for the followers of all religions: Islamic scholar Fathullah Gulen

WordForPeace.com The issue of Jerusalem and Palestine which seem tobe the source of almost all conflicts in the Middle East; my proposal was to grant Jerusalem a supranational and supra-religious status including visa-free access for the followers of all religions and to develop a unique administration for the city whereby it would be governed by a committee under the United …

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