Religion for Peace

Hazrat Ghaus Gwaliyari: Proponent of Shattari Sufism in India in the 16th century

By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi Gwalior’s Sufi mystic, musician and an epoch-making philosopher Muhammad Ghaus Gwaliyari left behind an indelible legacy of syncretic Indian culture in his literature. His spiritual insights guided the lives and thoughts of Indian Muslims over a thousand years and are glaring evidence of how Sufi mystics engaged with India’s cultural practices, not only with their participation …

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‘Soldiers’ for Ghazwa-tul-Hind ‘Betrayed’ by Pakistan: Global links of militancy in Kashmir

More than a dozen men armed with assault rifles marched in the backdrop of snowscape in a video circulated online, announcing them as the soldiers for Ghazwa-e-Hind, the prophesied battle for India in Islamic traditions. A subsequent frame closes in on three jihadists, the snowscape missing, two flags behind them announced their allegiance to Al-Qaeda in the Indian subcontinent, or …

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Gulistan-Bostan: Syncretic Sufi textbooks in Indian Islamic seminaries need to be retained

Iran, much like India, is the land of mystics, poets and spiritual luminaries. It produced masters of spiritual intellect and Sufi wisdom like Sheikh Sa’adi Shirazi, Shams Tabrizi, Imam Ghazzali, Sheikh Balkhi, Mulla Sadra, Maruf Karkhi, Abu al-Hassan al-Kharaqani, Abu Bakr Shibli and Attar Nishapuri among others. They enriched our spiritual vision and built a composite and pluralistic culture imbued …

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Mumbai: Religious Leaders take Pledge Against Extremism

June 3, 2019   An Interfaith Iftar and Prayer Meet was hosted by Minhaj Interfaith and Welfare Foundation on 2nd June at Diwan-e-Khaas,Islam Gymkhana in Mumbai. It was attended by religious leaders from Muslim,Hindu,Christian,Buddhist,Jain,Sikh and Parsi faiths.Members from reputed NGO’s and personnel from Police also graced the event with their presence. The books on Anti Terror curriculum authored by Shaykh …

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AIUMB welcomes PM Modi’s assurance to minorities as message of inclusion in India

WordForPeace.com Correspondent Hazrat Sayyed Mohammed Ashraf Kichhouchi, the founder president of All India Ulama and Mashaikh Board (AIUMB), and Chairman of World Sufi Forum, hailed the agenda of the new government on minorities which came in the speech of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the parliamentary party meeting of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA). Now it is a matter of …

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Ghazwa-tul-Badr anniversary in J&K: A note of caution is seriously required in final days of the holy month

Today, on Ghazwatul Badr anniversary, social media campaigns, mostly in Urdu, are underfoot to promote a willful misinterpretation of the Islamic event in the Facebook pages and WhatsApp groups in Jammu & Kashmir in particular. Classical Islamic historiographers like Ibn Hisaham and Ibn Ishaq report that the Ghazwa-tul-Badr was the first Islamic military expedition which took place on the 17th …

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