Nation for Peace

Ibn Arabi’s vision for a fully human global civilisation

Word For Peace James Morris: The answer to your question is paradoxical, because almost all of Ibn Arabi’s writings are in very learned Arabic. They presuppose all the fields of religious learning that only a small group of religious scholars would know. So how can somebody who wrote for such a small audience be so influential later on, far beyond the Arabic-speaking world? …

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Thousands join multi-prayer programme at Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh

Word For Peace New Delhi, Jan 12, 2020: People of different faiths came together on January 12 to participate in a ”sarva dharma sambhava” – a multi-faith prayer ceremony – at Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh, where anti-citizenship law protesters have been demonstrating for almost a month now. The inter-faith ceremony had a traditional Hindu-style “hawan” and chants of Sikh “kirtan.” The participants …

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A Hindu-dominated village chooses a Muslim head

Word For Peace TRICHY: In these times of strife and threats of polarisation on communal lines, a village panchayat in Pudukottai district stands out as an example of harmony. Seriyalur Inam in Keeramangalam, which is dominated by Hindus, has elected a Muslim as panchayat president to express their solidarity with those opposing the Citizenship Amendment Act. Mohammed Jiyavudeen, 45, secured …

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Nahda: The “renaissance” that swept Arab countries in the late 19th-early 20th centuries

Word For Peace The Nahda, the “awakening” or “renaissance” that swept many Arab countries in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, is hard to define. It was a lengthy, complex, varied movement, bent on elaborating a political and social modernity for the region, but encompassing many different influences, voices and ideologies. As Tarek El-Ariss notes in his introduction to …

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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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Syed Mohammad Ashraf: “Pursuing Education is not possible in an environment of fear and distrust”

WordForPeace.com Special 6 January, Mumbai Sayyid Mohammad Ashraf Kichhawchawi, President of All India Ulama and Mashaikh Board and Chairman of World Sufi Forum, condemned the masked violence in the campus of Jawaharlal Nehru University and said that those who masquerading as students in the University Campus, and were committing grave violence, should be arrested immediately. Pursing education is not possible …

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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 in 2020: Style of telling the national stories changed but Not fundamental change in national character/civilisational values

Word For Peace The apparent death of visionary politics – where civilisational dreams of change and justice have been obliterated by the scythe of self-interest and inertia – lies at the heart of liberal despair. The cupboard is bare of all the imagined allies: Dalits are no more against caste than the upper castes; the Buddhists have no particular sympathy …

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