Science

Sufism as a Science whose objective is the reparation of the heart

WordForPeace.com A Sufi saint who can break a fast for an old Hindu lady just so that her heart doesn’t break, one can imagine what else can he do for everyone… Sufism as a Cult adheres to the inner, mystical dimension of Islam. Practitioners of this tradition are generally known as Sufis and belong to different Orders. They trace many …

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The Concept of Wahdat-ul-Wujud (Unity of Being) in the holy Qur’an

WordForPeace.com By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi Wahdat-ul-Wujud is a universal Islamic doctrine that sees everything in the universe as a reflection of Divine Unity. It illustrates that whatever exists in the universe is one or the other aspect of Divine Reality diffused through different things. But this esoteric mystical concept does not imply that God, the Absolute Being, can be reduced …

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Refuting the Jihadist Interpretation of Surah Nisa-Verse: 89

WordForPeace.com Maulana Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqui One of the verses the extremists quote for calling their ideological followers to fight against the ‘disbelievers’ including the non-Wahhabi Muslims is the verse 89 of Surah Al-Nisa. However by doing so, they are greatly violating the Quran. Let’s see and behold! Allah Almighty says, “They (the hypocrites) wish that you reject faith as they have …

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Indeed, We Need a More Complex Understanding of Islamic Legal Theory

WordForPeace.com By Zainah Anwar My longing and the goal of my work for decades is for Malaysians to make a conscious decision to be civil, informed and fair-minded in managing our differences – particularly on matters of religion. To threaten to rape or kill someone for just having a different opinion, to declare a group of eminent establishment figures who …

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How spiritually conscious individuals make peaceful opinions or conversations?

WordForPeace.com By Raza Shaikh Siddiqui Spiritually conscious individuals see and feel the greatness in people and the world. If you’re one of them, you might also feel negativity, oftentimes deeper than others. You may feel an obligation to take a stand for those being spoken down to, belittled, or treated unjustly. You want to be the protector or warrior who …

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The Qur’anic teaching on Ta`aruf and an enriched vision of Tasamuh

WordForPeace.com The challenge for Muslims is amplify this Qur’anic teaching on ta`aruf and an enriched vision of tasamuh and to work hard to re-establish these ancient ethics of hospitality as an integral part of contemporary Muslim culture and endeavor. Meeting this challenge demands that we transport the spiritual wealth of our sacred texts out of the realm of textual potentiality …

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The Qur’anic principle of Ta’aruf (mutual recognition) is key to fight radicalism

WordForPeace.com Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi Sometimes, people pledge loyalty (bai’ah) to a particular religious group or Islamist party to the exclusion of all other Muslims and non-Muslims. Then, they assume that this is the devoutness (Tasallub) that the Islamic Shari’ah has required from them to be the ‘pure’ and ‘devout’ Muslims or Mo’mins. But in reality, it goes completely against the Qur’anic principles …

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Life is a Journey:  Preparing for Our Final Destination

WordForPeace.com By Roshan Shah There are different metaphors one could use to describe life. A common one is to consider it as a journey. A journey has a starting point and also an ending point or destination. If you’ve been on a long train journey, you might have noticed how not long after the train starts people begin to make themselves at …

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पश्चिम एशिया में अमन की नई आशा

 WordForPeace.com ग़ुलाम रसूल देहलवी प्रधानमंत्री मोदी के फिलिस्तीन के हालिया दौरे को ‘ऐतिहासिक व महत्वपूर्ण’ बताया गया है। भारतीय विदेश मंत्रालय के प्रवक्ता रवीश कुमार ने ट्वीट किया कि “पहली बार फिलिस्तीन पहुंचे भारतीय  प्रधानमंत्री की यह इतिहासिक यात्रा रही”। उन्होंने ये भी लिखा कि  पीएम के  विवेकपूर्ण नेतृत्व को मान्यता देते हुए  फिलिस्तीन के राष्ट्रपति महमूद अब्बास ने उन्हें ‘ग्रैंड कॉलर ऑफ द स्टेट ऑफ फिलिस्तीन’ पुरस्कार से …

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Press release from Jamia Millia Islamia-JMI confers its highest honour Ímtiaz-e-Jamia’ on Hotmail founder Sabeer Bhatia

WordForPeace.com  Founder of Hotmail, renowned entrepreneur and innovator, Sabeer Bhatia was conferred with Jamia Millia Islamia’s highest award, ‘Ímtiaz-e-Jamia’ for his ‘outstanding contributions to public service and for technological innovation for the benefit of the society.  US-based, Mr Bhatia, 50, was presented with a plaque with the citation and a shawl by Vice-Chancellor, Prof Talat Ahmad at an impressive function …

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