Nation for Peace

Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi on Banda Nawaz Gesu Daraz, the Deccan Sufi

Word For Peace Banda Nawaz believed that in order to connect the hearts of people, there should an amalgamation between their languages and local dialects. This is the month of Me’raj (spiritual ascension) in the Islamic calendar. Me’raj is believed to be a spiritual ascension or heavenly journey of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as mentioned in the special chapter “Surah …

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(Morocco) Museum Highlights Jewish-Muslim Relations

Word For Peace Jewish community in Essaouira was once so numerous that there were 37 synagogues. The new museum is housed in one such shul, detailing the history of the country’s community Morocco’s King Mohammed VI has visited the country’s newly-opened ‘House of Memory’, showcasing historic Jewish-Muslim relations and coexistence in the coastal city of Essaouira. The Jewish community in …

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Maat Issued a Report on the Findings of Turkey’s Review at the Human Rights Council

Word For Peace Okeil: The Turkish Government Flout the Recommendations, and Continues its Crackdown on Opposition. The founder of Maat for Peace, Development and Human Rights released today, 3 February 2020, a report on the findings of Turkey’s review at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. The report stressed the Turkish government’s disregard to respond to dozens of …

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Al-Azhar’s Int’l Conference on Renewal of Islamic Thought focuses on means of renewing religious discourse

Word For Peace The conference, due to be held on Monday and Tuesday, focuses on means of renewing religious discourse, refuting misconceptions about Islam, and discussing women and family issues Egyptian prime minister to deliver the president’s speech at  Al-Azhar’s International Conference on the Renewal of Islamic Thought on Monday, presidency spokesman Bassam Rady told state run MENA agency. The …

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“Reconsidering the Ethical in Contemporary Islamic Thought”: Dr. Ebrahim Moosa in Dhaka

Word For Peace After a successful winter intensive with our most recent batch of first year students, Contending Modernities co-director and Primary Investigator for the Madrasa Discourses program, Dr. Ebrahim Moosa, and I travelled to Dhaka, Bangladesh to lead a two-day workshop introducing local ulama (religious scholars) to the Madrasa Discourses program (MD). There, Professor Moosa also delivered a public lecture, …

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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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