Religion

Religions must move from comparing themselves to one another to collaborating against extremism: Rasool

WordForPeace.com Cape Town – South Africans of different faiths must unite against prejudice, or face being overrun in an era of extremism, former Western Cape premier Ebrahim Rasool said on Thursday morning. A formalised, mainstream extremism was emerging that could be devastating in humiliating others and granting them “outsider status”, said Rasool, who had served as South Africa’s ambassador to …

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7 Islamic Terms As Interpreted By Terror Ideologues and the Mainstream Muslim Scholars

By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, WordForPeace.com The 7 Islamic references and terms that the radical jihadist ideologues often use in their discourses to recruit the gullible and naive Muslims are as the following:  Takfir, Darul Islam, Al-Wala Wal Bara’a, Ummah, Shahadah, Bay’at and Hijrah All these eight terms have two diametrically different interpretations: (1) traditional, classical and the mainstream connotations and …

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Killing: The Gravest Sin In Islam:  A Muslim cannot take any innocent life of a human being of any Faith, in any circumstance

By Maulana Asrarul Haque Qasmi (Translated from Urdu by Ghulam Rasool Dehlavi) Holy Quran: “Do not take life which God has made inviolate” (Al-Isra) Ulema (Islamic scholars) interpreted this verse that “the blood of a peace-loving non-Muslim is equal to that of Muslims. A Muslim cannot take life of any human being of any Faith, in any circumstances…… Today human …

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Drop the letter and espouse the spirit”: Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi (r.a)

WordForPeace.com By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi One of the gems that Rumi produced is his anecdote: “If you wish to acquaint yourself with the inner truth, drop the letter and espouse the spirit.” If you delve deeper into this quote, it appears to be a beautiful Sufi rendition of the profound wisdom illustrated in a Quranic chapter named “Kahaf” (the cave). …

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Hazrat Habeeb Ajmi (r.a): Essence of Islamic Teachings is Love

WordForPeace.com Here we present glimpses of another eminent saint in the line of believers who were able to witness the group of believers that had witnessed the Sahaba, also known as Taba Taba’een. Hazrat Habeeb Ajmi (r.a) was a strict adherent to the injunctions of Shariah and was linked to the sufi discipline as well. His status amongst the friends …

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India and Nepal: Cultural, Religious and Spiritual Relations

WordForPeace.com By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi There is an all-inclusive and all-embracing notion of humanism which enhances the composite culture of India and enlarges its ambit of Peace and Non-violence. With the basic concepts of humanism in view, it’s highly important to understand that our countries in South Asia while enjoying their own peculiarities, have imbibed the Rishi-Sufi tradition and composite …

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Religious and Ideological narratives of the violent extremists in South East Asia

Al-wala wa’l-bara (the extremist Islamist doctrine of loyalty and disavowal) polarizes the world between Muslims and non-Muslims but it has no place in the mainstream, pluralistic and peaceful Islamic traditions….. WordForPeace.com Edit Desk These types of narratives utilize religious or ideological concepts or elements to justify the terrorist organization’s end goal as well as the use of violence to achieve …

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Islamic Scholar Fethullah Gülen’s Rebuttals to Religious Extremism مذہبی انتہا پسندی پر فتح اللہ گولن کا رد عمل

By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, WordForPeace.com    فتح گولن نے دہشت گردی اور خود کش حملوں پر اسلامی موقف پر ایک علمی اور فنی کتاب بھی شائع کی ہے، جن میں انہوں نے انسانی اور مذہبی بنیادوں پر اس طرح کے اقدامات کی مذمت کی ہے۔ انہوں نے صرف مغربی قارئین ہی نہیں بلکہ ہزاروں مسلمانوں کے اجتماعات میں اپنی مسجد کے …

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पैग़म्बर -ए-अमन की तालीम पर अमल से ही दुनिया में अमन मुमकिन

WordForPeace.com पैग़म्बर –ए-अमन की तालीम पर अमल सेे ही दुनिया में अमन मुमकिन है, यह बात एक जश्ने ईद मिलादुन्नबी प्रोग्राम में शिरकत करने कोलकाता आए आल इंडिया उलमा व मशाइख बोर्ड के संस्थापक अध्यक्ष हज़रत सय्यद मोहम्मद अशरफ किछौछवी ने कहीं। उन्होंने आक़ा अलैहिस्सलाम की एक हदीस बयान की ”तुम्हारे शर (उत्पीड़न)से अगर तुम्हारा पड़ोसी सुरक्षित नहीं है तो …

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