इस्लाम में ईद की ऐतिहासिक पृष्ठभूमि Historical Account of Eid


गुलाम रसुल देहलवी ईद एक इस्लामी त्योहार है जो शांति, दया, भाईचारे और सभी धर्म के अनुयायियों के बीच समानता का संदेश देता है। यह त्योहार हर साल रमज़ान के अंतिम में इस लिए मनाया जाता है ताकि तीस रोजों (उपवास) की समाप्ति की खुशी में रोज़ादार अल्लाह का शुक्रिया अदा करें। इसे गरीबों को सदक़ा और फ़ित्र (दान) बांटने …

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Departure of the holy month of Ramazan and Muslims’ behavior

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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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These Hindu families fast during Ramzan

Hindus in Rajasthan's border villages observe 'roza'

Tabeenah Anjum, Jaipur   In a rare display of religious amity, several Hindus in villages along the Indo-Pak border in Rajasthan observe ‘roza’ (fast) along with Muslims during the holy month of Ramzan. The practice, prevalent among members of the Meghwal community that follow Rajput saint Pir Pithora, whose shrine is in Pakistan’s Sindh province, is more common in Barmer …

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Jurisprudence of Zakat (Islamic Charity) and its Significance in Modern Times


By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi It is important to understand the reason why Zakat has been made one of the fundamentals of Islam (Arkaan-e-Islam). Why is this financial transaction, and not a physical act of worship, incumbent on every affluent Muslim? An in-depth analysis of this fundamental Islamic tenet gives us multiple reasons. First and foremost, the institution of Zakat in …

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Muhabbat ka Paigham (‘the message of love’): An Interfaith Iftar at Vidyajyoti College of Theology


Victor Edwin SJ Vidyajyoti Center for Christian-Muslim Relations (VJ-CCMR) and the Islamic Studies Association (ISA) organized an interfaith iftar: Muhabbat ka Paigham  at the Vidyajyoti Jesuit Residence, Delhi, on 16th June, 2017.  Some 50 Muslim friends and a little sister, Fatima, the granddaughter of the local imam, accepted our invitation and graced the occasion.  The local organizer welcomed the visiting Muslim brothers and sisters …

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Is the Creation of A Progressive Islamic Theology Possible with Ulema Steeped in Dars-e-Nizami Curriculum?

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By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi Progressive Islamic Theology A progressive Islamic theology based on the rationalist as well as traditionalist foundations has long been emphasised. It is conceived in order to enable the Islamic scholars to creatively rethink their positions on the issues of contemporary relevance. Those glorified as Ulema–the graduates of the traditional Islamic seminaries (madrasas)–are still looked up as …

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By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, Editor,   INTERNATIONAL  SYAHADAH  CONFERENCE  2017 –  PRESS  RELEASE    WSC INVITATION TO  55  COUNTRIES  WORLDWIDE                  WSC   Invited  Scholars ,  Muftis ,  Religious  Heads  ,  Ministers  of  religions , Heads  of  Islamic  Foundations ,  Presidents  and  Chairman  of  Associations ,  From  55   COUNTRIES WSC Network in  77  Countries                                                                          World  Syahadah  Council  is  Well  Networked  in   …

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17 Mosques in Kerala’s Malappuram to Have Single Azaan to Curb Sound Pollution  Amid a seemingly endless debate over noise pollution from places of worship, 17 mosques in the Vazhakkad region of Kerala’s Malappuram district are leading by example with an integrated azaan, the call for prayer made five times a day. Since last Sunday, the Vazhakkad region has followed a single azaan through the loudspeaker – called from the biggest mosque …

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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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