Arfa Khanum Sherwani: Muslim Woman Achiever Inspiring the Indian youths

Word for Peace Based in New Delhi, Arfa Khanum Sherwani is an experienced journalist and the newly-elected Senior Vice President of the Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys’ Association. In this interview with Yoginder Sikand, she talks about Indian Muslims and the media.  Q: Could you tell us something about your background? A: I was born in 1980, in Khurja, a …

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285 Turkish teachers and families risk forcible deportation and persecution in Pakistan

Word for Peace (Lahore, Paris) Pakistan must protect 285 Turkish nationals from forcible repatriation, arbitrary arrest, and other human rights abuses, FIDH (The Worldwide Human Rights Movement) and its member organization Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) said today. This call follows the deportation of a Turkish family of four on 14 October 2017. “The Pakistani government’s deportation of a …

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तीन तलाक़ पर सर्वोच्च न्यायालय का फैसला: रूढ़िवादी प्रथा को जड़ से खत्म करने की कोशिश

तीन तलाक़

वर्षा शर्मा Wordforpeace हम स्वीकार करें ना करें, कड़वी सच्चाई यही है कि मुसलमानों ने तीन तलाक और हलाला जैसी ग़ैर-कानूनी और ग़ैर-कुरानी परंपरा को आस्था के नाम पर अपने समाज में फलने फूलने का भरपूर मौक़ा दिया। इस फैसले से सर्वोच्च न्यायालय ने पहली बार इस रूढ़िवादी प्रथा को जड़ से खत्म करने का प्रयास किया है, जो एतिहासिक …

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तीन तलाक पर गुमराह करने की कोशिश

Teen Talak

सुप्रीम कोर्ट के समक्ष दायर अपने शपथ पत्र में मुस्लिम पर्सनल लॉ बोर्ड ने कहा है कि तीन तलाक कुरान से वैध एवं प्रमाणित है। ए रहमान तीन तलाक के संबंध में सुप्रीम कोर्ट के समक्ष दायर अपने शपथ पत्र में मुस्लिम पर्सनल लॉ बोर्ड ने कहा है कि तीन तलाक कुरान से वैध एवं प्रमाणित है। इस दावे को …

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Triple Talaq, Indian Constitution and Counter-Affidavit Filed by Muslim Personal Law Board

Triple Talaq

  By A Rahman, WordForPeace.com The honourable Chief Justice of India, Jagdish Singh Khehar has recently taken some commendable and unprecedented steps. The most important step is his reducing the summer holidays of the fifteen judges and setting up the three benches—each comprising of five judges—in order to settle the three constitutional cases holding the national significance; which is considered …

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How Rola Sleiman became the first Arab female pastor

female pastor for Arab Christians

In 2017, Rola Sleiman began her role as an officially ordained pastor in Tripoli, Lebanon. She may be the first female pastor for Arab Christians, but Sleiman says it was a natural transition for her [Courtesy of Rola Sleiman/Al Jazeera] by Nada Homsi Tripoli, Lebanon – To anyone’s knowledge, Rola Sleiman is the first female pastor in the entirety of the …

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(India) Yogi Adityanath’s father has an advice for him: Muslim women voted for you, respect all religions

Yogi Adityanath's father has an advice

Women in burqa have also voted for him. He needs to respect all religions, win their hearts, Yogi Adityanath’s 84-year-old father Anand Singh Bisht said. Edited by Shashank Shantanu Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath may be busy in deciding portfolios for his ministers in hectic consultations with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leadership in New Delhi but his 84-year-old …

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Photos: A day in the life of Nurse Fasmin and her unsung team

The long, hectic work days of a Delhi hospital’s nursing staff. Image credit: Mariyam Majeed ByMariyam Majeed Thirty two-year-old Fasmin Muhammed drops her children to school every morning and then takes a share auto from Delhis Mayur Vihar Phase 1 to Prakash Hospital in Noida where she is the nurse superintendent. Her shift starts at nine in the morning …

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