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Bihar Chief Minister Pays Tributes To Hazrat Imam Hussain

WordForPeace.com Patna: On the eve of the mourning of Muharram, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday urged the people of the state to draw inspiration from Hazrat Imam Hussain and his associates who had attained martyrdom in Karbala. In a solemn tribute to Hazrat Imam Hussain and the 72 martyrs, Mr Kumar said “they shall always be remembered for their …

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Hussaini Brahmins: Hindu followers of Muslim imam! Word For Peace

WordForPeace.com By Yoginder Sikand One of the most important events in early Muslim history was the battle of Karbala fought in 680 CE in which Imam Hussain, grandson of the Prophet through his daughter Fatima and her husband Imam Ali, was slaughtered along with a small band of disciples in a bloody battle against the tyrant Yazid. This event occurred …

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Nicaragua to expel United Nations team after critical report

WordForPeace.com Guillermo Fernandez Maldonado, chief of the UN’s human rights mission in Nicaragua, said in a news conference Friday that he and his team would leave the country Saturday. The government of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is expelling a United Nations human rights team two days after the body published a report blaming it for the violent repression of opposition …

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(India) Leaders of different faiths welcome Hajis at Kolkata Airport

WordForPeace.com For the first time in India the Haj pilgrims were welcomed by people from different faiths. Today morning when the flight from Jeddah carrying the Haj pilgrims arrived at the Kolkata International airport the Hajis were given a warm welcome by not just the people from the State Haj Committee but also 5 members from the All Faith Forum. …

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(India) Muslim ‘brother’ performs Hindu’s last rites

WordForPeace.com In a stellar example of interfaith brotherhood, the final rites of a Hindu man, whose father is an accused in the 2002 Naroda Gam massacre, were performed by a Muslim man, whose brother is a witness in the riots case. Kishor Thakor, 23, died in a road accident last week, and at his condolence meet on Thursday, Yusuf Malek, …

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From Ajmer Sharif to Kerala: Flood Relief matetial sent

WordForPeace.com August 29, 2018 Chishty Foundation – Ajmer Sharif: Ajmer City residents came together along with many NGOs, social workers and individuals who had collected large quantity of cloths, medicines, food materias and other daily use items were brought together to be sent to Calicut, Kerala via Land courier transpostations facilitiated by Professional Courier at Ajmer Tower. Haji Syed Salman …

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Mosque gives shelter to Hindu families displaced by Kerala floods

WordForPeace.com Sending a message of communal amity, a mosque in Kerala’s Malappuram district has provided shelter and food to several Hindu families displaced by the massive floods, while groups of Muslim men have assisted in cleaning two Hindu shrines affected by the deluge. The Juma Masjid, located at Akampadam in Chaliyar village in northern Malappuram, has virtually turned into a …

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“Stop philosophizing” say Egyptians: Do philosophers have answers to Egypt’s current challenges?

WordForPeace.com CAIRO — “Stop philosophizing” say Egyptians to indicate their irritation and boredom when they are treated to a long didactic monologue. To that end, a group of philosophy professors from the American University in Cairo (AUC) started a project in 2017 that aims to change the common belief that philosophy is didactic, boring, elitist and irrelevant to daily life. “Philosophy in Arabic” is a …

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Sheima Salam Sumer, a trained counsellor, is the author of How to Be a Happy Muslim Insha’Allah andThe Basic Values of Islam.

WordForPeace.com In this discussion, she reflects on the purpose of life—among the most basic and important questions that we could ask ourselves. Q:   Despite their differences at the level of dogma and ritual, all religions believe in the Hereafter and insist that life does not end with the death of the body because human beings are not their bodies. This is …

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