World Affairs

The Quest for World Peace

WordForPeace.com By Swami Ramdas People are busy finding out ways and means to bring about peace in the world. So many conferences are being held and pacts are entered into; still the situation remains more or less the same. Then, where is the way out of the difficulty that confronts us? Everybody seeks to solve the problem, but there is …

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The Kathua Rape-And-Murder Case: Why See It Through The Prism Of Religion?

WordForPeace.com By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi The brutal murder of the 8-year-old rape victim, Asifa Bano in Kathua—one of the administrative districts in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir—was breathtakingly dreadful. It is too horrifying a case to get down to the details. But what is more deplorable now is that the rape crime has turned into a communal and …

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Fatawa by Shaikh Ibn Usaimeen against Suicide Bombings

WordForPeace.com Shaikh Ibn Uthaimeen (d. 2001 CE), one of the most senior scholars in the Islamic world in contemporary times had numerous verdicts on the issue of suicide bombings. We reproduce some of them here as compiled in the book “Kayfa Nu’aalij Waaqi’unaa al-Aleem” (How Do We Treat Our Painful Condition, pp.119-120). Please note that these verdicts were around the mid …

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Attacks on innocent children in Syria and in Kunduz is highly painful: JUIH

WordForPeace.com Maulana Mahmood Madani, General Secretary of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind while expressing deep concern and anguish over the massacre of innocent children and civilians in Kunduz- a city in northern Afghanistan as well as in Syria  and Palestine, termed it state- sponsored terrorism. Maulana  said that an attack on innocent children of Madrasa in Kunduz and killings of civilians by chemical weapons …

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Pseudo-Caliphate nurtured by the dialectic of radical Islamism is a common threat

We in India understand this danger all too well. ISIS has formally declared India as an enemy. The diplomatic necessity is to raise sufficient awareness of the need for an uncompromising united front against ISIS. This pseudo-Caliphate had already acquired the geography of a medium-sized nation, and the revenue of a smaller one. But its enormous potential to destabilise lies …

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عمان اعلامیہ، انسداد تکفیریت اور ہندوستانی علماء کرام Countering Takfirism: Amman Declaration and Indian Ulema

WordForPeace.com  غلام رسول دہلوی گزشتہ دنوں شاہ اردن عبد اللہ بن الحسن ہندوستان کے سہ روزہ دورے پر تھے۔ شاہ اردن کا خصوصی خطاب دہلی کے وگیان بھون میں رکھا گیا، جس کا عنوان “اسلامی ثقافتی ورثہ: مفاہمت اور اعتدال پسندی کا فروغ” تھا- اہل علم و دانش، علماء کرام اور ہندوستانی مسلم معاشرے کے تمام طبقات کے نمائندوں کے …

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When & Why use of force was commanded in the Qur’an?

WordForPeace.com The use of violence is explicitly forbidden in Islam in general. But only (exceptionally) in cases of self-defense in response to explicit aggression, when injustice was being perpetrated against the Muslim community in early Islamic history, then on a temporary basis permission was given to defend themselves. This principle is explained in the following verses: Permission [to fight] is …

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Significance of Composite Nationalism in Islamاسلام میں متحدہ قومیت کی اہمیت

WordForPeaec.com حبیب الرحمن اعظمی سیاسی بول چال میں جب کبھی “اقلیت”  کا لفظ بولا جاتا ہے تو اس سے مقصود یہ نہیں ہوتا کہ ریاضی کے عام حسابی قاعدے کے مطابق انسانی افراد کی ہرایسی تعداد جو ایک دوسری تعداد سے کم ہو لازمی طور پر ”اقلیت“ ہوتی ہے اور اسے اپنی حفاظت کی طرف سے مضطرب ہونا چاہئے، بلکہ …

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The War-Time Quranic Verses: Their Authentic Explanation and Relevance Today-2

WordForPeace.com Maulana Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi  Allah says in the Qur’an: “Permission (to fight in defence) is granted to those against whom (aggressive) war is waged. (This permission is granted to them) because they were oppressed and Allah is doubtlessly All-Powerful to help them (the oppressed). They are those who were unjustly expelled from their homes simply because they said: ‘Our …

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