On Lalan Shah Fakir’s poems as a bridge for harmony

BY Kallol Bhattacherjee Wikimedia commons   | Photo Credit: Jyotirindranath Tagore Lalan Shah Fakir’s poems act as a syncretic bridge in the two Bengals The recent criticism of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for their handling of communal flare-ups has overlooked the fact that Islam in Bengal has a glorious syncretic tradition. This was best …

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Live life to the fullest: the exciting nature of happiness

By Rashid Payota Let me begin with a real life instance that touched my inner-self:  Muad was an Egyptian boy who was born blind. He never complained of his physical illness but his utmost trust in the almighty enabled him to overcome his weakness. He memorized the holy Quran within a short span of time .during this period he had …

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Secularism in India and religio-politics of Bovine divinity


Suhail Hussain, WordForPeace.com Secularism in India marks a conjugation of many concepts and cultural identities of many sects which calls for a consensual democracy shares powers of its sub-culture. India celebrated its glory of democratic value as the largest democratic country in the world since its independence. “Unity in diversity”, individual liberty in believing any religion and practicing its rituals …

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Killing people to protect cows is against Hindu scripture


By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi Hinduism calls for the protection of all lives, human and animal. How can it be achieved by ‘protecting’ cows and killing people?    Lashing out at the gau goons and the mob lynching of Muslims in the name of cow protection, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has once again broken his silence over the grim situation in the …

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Departure of the holy month of Ramazan and Muslims’ behavior

departure of ramazan

By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi With the Eid-ul-Fitr around the corner, we are winding down to the end of the most glorious month of the year, Ramadan al-Mubarak. The departure of Ramazan puts us in a feeling of both eagerness and regret. On the one hand we are proud of passing Divine exams and fulfilling the commandments of Allah by fasting …

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Fasting: one purpose in myriad faith traditions


By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi In the true sense, one becomes a Sa’im or Rozadar (the one who keep fasts) only when he/she eschews all spiritual vices—hate, anger, jealousy, lying, cheating, backbiting and other evils. Merely engaging in a physical exercise of hunger and thirst without achieving this spiritual state, is not the end. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) categorically stated it: “Whoever …

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By Sahal Seethi, WordForPeace.com  Islam is a religion of long suits. Out of them is the holy selected month-Ramadan. Ramadan is one among the most powerful months of the holy religion Islam , by which it’s called as the “month of harvesting for muslims” .The month as its called by all is just as a month as it’s called. Not …

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मुसलमान 8 बदलाव लाएं Muslim community requires these right reforms

WordforPeace.com मुसलमानों को अब कुछ बदलाव करना ही पड़ेंगे, सामूहिक:- 1. मस्जिदों को सभी के लिए आम करदे, जो बंदा आना चाहे आये, जिसे दुआ मांगना हो ख़ुदा से मांगे। सभी धर्म के लोगों के आने का इंतज़ाम हो। उन्हें जो सवाल पूछना हो इस्लाम या ख़ुदा या रसूल के बारे में उनके जवाब भी कोई समझदार इंसान दे। 2. …

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क्या मोरनी, मोर के आंसु से गर्भवती होती है? 1400 साल पहले हज़रत अली (अ) ने जवाब दिया था

क्या मोरनी, मोर के आंसु से गर्भवती होती है

By WordForpeace.com हज़रत अली अलैहिस्सलाम, पैगम्बरे इस्लाम के चचेरे भाई और दामाद हैं, उनका जन्म हिजरत से 23 साल पहले ( 601 ईसवी में) मक्का में काबे के भीतर हुआ था। चौथी सदी हिजरी में सैयद रज़ी नामक प्रसिद्ध धर्मगुरु ने उनके कथनों का संकलन प्रकाशित किया जिसे” नहजुलबलागा” कहा जाता है। यह हज़रत अली अलैहिस्सलाम के कथनों और भाषणों …

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