Religion

Bihar Chief Minister Pays Tributes To Hazrat Imam Hussain

WordForPeace.com Patna: On the eve of the mourning of Muharram, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday urged the people of the state to draw inspiration from Hazrat Imam Hussain and his associates who had attained martyrdom in Karbala. In a solemn tribute to Hazrat Imam Hussain and the 72 martyrs, Mr Kumar said “they shall always be remembered for their …

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Hussaini Brahmins: Hindu followers of Muslim imam! Word For Peace

WordForPeace.com By Yoginder Sikand One of the most important events in early Muslim history was the battle of Karbala fought in 680 CE in which Imam Hussain, grandson of the Prophet through his daughter Fatima and her husband Imam Ali, was slaughtered along with a small band of disciples in a bloody battle against the tyrant Yazid. This event occurred …

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(India) Leaders of different faiths welcome Hajis at Kolkata Airport

WordForPeace.com For the first time in India the Haj pilgrims were welcomed by people from different faiths. Today morning when the flight from Jeddah carrying the Haj pilgrims arrived at the Kolkata International airport the Hajis were given a warm welcome by not just the people from the State Haj Committee but also 5 members from the All Faith Forum. …

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(India) Muslim ‘brother’ performs Hindu’s last rites

WordForPeace.com In a stellar example of interfaith brotherhood, the final rites of a Hindu man, whose father is an accused in the 2002 Naroda Gam massacre, were performed by a Muslim man, whose brother is a witness in the riots case. Kishor Thakor, 23, died in a road accident last week, and at his condolence meet on Thursday, Yusuf Malek, …

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(India) Catholic priest surprises Muslims speaking at Kerala mosque

WordForPeace.com Vechoor: For a change, a Catholic priest in Kerala chose a mosque to deliver his sermon. Father Joseph (Sanu) Puthussery on August 31 visited the Juma Masjid at Vechoor in Kottayam district during Jum’ah (Friday prayers) and delivered a thanksgiving speech at the masjid prayer hall. The Muslims had fed the flood victims who had taken shelter at his church …

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(Germany) Yazidis seek church asylum

WordForPeace.com The names of the refugees and nun in this article have been changed to protect their identities. Update: Since this article was written, Haider, Samira and Amer have left the church after it was decided they would not be deported to Romania. There are currently seven refugees in the church; five have since completed their stays. In a German …

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World Sufi Forum: International bodies must enact laws against disrespecting holy Prophets and sacred personalities

WordForPeace.com September 3, 2018 World Sufi Forum (WSF) wrote a letter to the UN Secretary, the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), European Union (EU) and other international bodies to introduce laws against disrespecting holy Prophets and sacred personalities. This letter has been written in the wake of the recent failed plan to draw contemptuous cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad (peace …

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From Ajmer Sharif to Kerala: Flood Relief matetial sent

WordForPeace.com August 29, 2018 Chishty Foundation – Ajmer Sharif: Ajmer City residents came together along with many NGOs, social workers and individuals who had collected large quantity of cloths, medicines, food materias and other daily use items were brought together to be sent to Calicut, Kerala via Land courier transpostations facilitiated by Professional Courier at Ajmer Tower. Haji Syed Salman …

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`A time for fraternity and harmony in Bangladesh

WordForPeace.com The bustling and overcrowded streets of Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka gradually embrace a deserted look at this time of year — fewer people, not so many vehicles, the marketplaces mostly closed.This unusual scene descends only twice a year — during two of the biggest Islamic holidays in this Muslim-majority country.Eid-ul-Adha (the Festival of Sacrifice), the holier of the two, fell on Aug. …

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