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Conference on peace and responsibility of religions

responsibility of religions

″Peace responsibility of religions″ conference Religion′s potential for peace German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel recently invited around a hundred representatives of religious communities in North and West Africa, the Middle East and Europe to attend a confrence in Berlin. In future the Foreign Office is aiming to co-operate more closely with religious communities. By Christoph Strack Last Monday, German Minister …

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Learning From Saifuddin

By Roshan Shah There are many things that I have learnt over the years from my friend Saifuddin. Almost whenever we spend time together I learn something new. Like, for instance, the other day, when Saifuddin told me about a practice of his that he began some years ago. This is how it all started: After a prolonged illness, Saifuddins …

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Muslims in Rajasthan village donate abandoned graveyard land for temple

Salik Ahmad, Hindustan Times, Jaipur | Updated: Nov 24, 2016 10:48 IST Temple in Rajasthans Sikar district built on land donated by the local muslim community. (HT?Photo) Muslims in Rajasthans Sikar district have set a heart-warming example of religious camaraderie by donating land to help build a Hindu temple. Muslims in Kolida donated 2 bighas or 34,848 square feet of …

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Peacemaker Rumi

JAN-E-ALAM KHAKI ONE of the worlds most celebrated poets, storytellers, and mystics, with a universal appeal in his message, is Mawlana Jalal al-Din Mohammad Rumi (1207-1273). Indeed, he is like a diamond among the Muslim thinkers that dazzles a jewel in the crown of Muslim civilisation. Acknowledging his greatness, Unesco dedicated 2007 as the Year of Rumi. Rumi is …

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Bangladesh seeks peaceful solution to Rohingya crisis

ByHaroon Habib The foreign office has handed a formal letter to Myanmar asking the authorities to intervene so that the Rohingya Muslims fleeing the conflict-zone can return to their homes. Bangladesh has expressed great concern over the ongoing crisis in Myanmars Rakhine State where a military operation against Islamist jihadists has triggered a humanitarian emergency. The foreign office has handed …

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One Lakh clerics from Bangladesh Sign Fatwa Against Militancy

By Mohammad Al-Masum Molla More than 100,000 Islamic scholars, leaders, thinkers and Olemas have finalised a Fatwa of peace for human well-being to curb militancy in Bangladesh. The Khatib of Sholakia Eidgah, who took the initiative last year, said more than 100,000 Islamic religious scholars signed the groundbreaking fatwa against terrorism and militancy. Last December, Fariduddin Masuud, secretary general of …

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Baqi Billah: Immersed in the divine existence

ByGHULAM RASOOL DEHLVI It is narrated that Baqi Billah became the disciple of the most renowned saints in the region. Khwaja Baqi Billah’s shrineat Qutab Road, Singara Chowk, near Sadar Bazar Area Solitude and simplicity lie at the core of saintliness. One cannot claim to have attained spirituality without modesty. Those who pronounce mystical inclinations without being in this higher …

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Catholic and Shia Muslim leaders unite to condemn WMDs, terrorism

Compiled by Wordforpeace.com Rome, Italy (CNA/EWTN News).- Shia Muslim religious leaders from Iran and U.S. Catholic bishops say they have a common fight against weapons of mass destruction, terrorism, and violent religious extremism. Christianity and Islam share a commitment to love and respect for the life, dignity, and welfare of all members of the human community, they said in an …

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Pope to world leaders: if you want to help Syrians, stop funding the war

by Elise Harris atican City, Jul 5, 2016 / 04:34 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his message for a new campaign promoting peace in Syria, Pope Francis called out world leaders who speak of ending the conflict, but at the same time fund the war through the sale of arms. While the people suffer, incredible quantities of money are being spent …

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