Spirituality for Peace

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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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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This ‘Hafta-e-Shahadat’ is the time for Hurriyat and all separatist outfits to turn inward and introspect!

WordForPeace.com Edit Desk The ‘Hafta-e-Shahadat’, also known as ‘Hafta-e-Shuhada’ (the week of martyrs)—the anniversary of Mirwaiz Moulvi Muhammad Farooq or ‘Shaheed-e-Millat’—commenced from May 18 in the valley of Kashmir. The Awami Action Committee (AAC) has called for complete shutdown on May 21 to commemorate the occasion. On May 18, Saturday, the ‘Hafta-e-Shahadat’ commenced with the recitation of holy Qur’an at …

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रमज़ान और सुरक्षित वातावरण: सुखी शरीर से ही सुखी मन होता है Ramazan & Environment: A Sound Body is the Seat of Sound Mind

Pooja Kumari for WordForPeace.com रमज़ान का पवित्र महीना चल रहा है।  दया और करुणा के इस महीने का स्वागत करने के लिए हमें जो सबसे महत्वपूर्ण तैयारी करनी चाहिए, वह पर्यावरण संरक्षण पर कुरान का पालन है। रमज़ान में महीने भर का उपवास प्रकृति और पर्यावरण के साथ पूर्ण तालमेल में अपनी जीवन शैली को बदलने की क्षमता का प्रयास …

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Workshop on Inclusive Education & Its Implementation by Welfare Association for the Handicapped 

Mahfooz Alam for WordForPeace.com A workshop was organized by the Welfare Association for the Handicapped on May 5th, 2019, in which the office bearers of this association, activist and Divyang – attended, whose focal point was inclusive education and its implementation. On this occasion, the General Secretary of the association, Mr. Arif Husain, Chairman Mr. Mahfooz Alam, Treasurer Chairperson Mrs …

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China’s repression of Uyghur Muslims and Pakistan’s shocking silence

WordForPeace.com Edit Desk As a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, China had been blocking India’s attempts to secure designation against the JeM chief almost for a decade. But now with the removal of objection regarding Azhar’s listing, China seems to have given up its obsession with Azhar. However, one still wonders why the terror ideologue of Jaish-e-Mohammed …

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Human Rights and Apostasy in Islam: Manzarul Islam

The Conflict Between Human Rights and Apostasy in Islam 7 In terms of the hadith, they argue that the hadith of the prophet Muhammad does not hold the same rank as the Quran. The acceptance of the hadith may raise the question of abrogation of Quran by Hadith (Peter and De Veries, 1976: 14). I do not favor the rejection …

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