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Contrasting Zawahiri’s outlook with Zakir’s outcry: Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind’s Islamic caliphate propaganda is bogus ‘online ideology’

WordForPeace.com By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi In 1991, a jihadist research work titled “The Bitter Harvest: The Muslim Brotherhood in 60 Years” was authored by Ayman al-Zawahiri, al-Qaida’s chief ideologue. It was a sharp confutation of the Egyptian Islamist outfit Ikhwan-ul-Muslimin’s resolution to participate in electoral process and shun the path of violence to achieve its political objectives. An extract of …

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Don’t victimise yourself by keeping away from education: AIUMB President Syed Ashraf Kichchauchwi

WordForPeace.com  “इल्म से दूर रहकर हम खुद अपने ऊपर ज़ुल्म कर रहे हैं” यह विचार वर्ल्ड सूफी फोरम एवम् आल इंडिया उलमा व मशाइख़ बोर्ड के संस्थापक अध्यक्ष हज़रत सय्यद मोहम्मद अशरफ किछौछवी ने जनसभा को संबोधित करते हुए कही। उन्होंने कहा मुसलमान सिर्फ अपने साथ भेदभाव किये जाने की बात करते हैं और मजलूमियत का रोना रोते रहते हैं …

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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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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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(India) Villagers offer lesson in harmony

WordForPeace.com Even as pockets of Bengal simmered in communal violence triggered by Ram Navami processions, a poor village in Malda district held out unorchestrated lessons of harmony between Hindus and Muslims. Dozens of Hindu villagers, including devout Brahmins sporting the sacred thread, not only participated in the last journey of a 73-year-old Muslim woman, but also participated in the last …

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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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