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Historical Document on Sufism: Futuh al Ghaib (Revelations of the Unseen) sheds light on the multi-layered essence of Islamic spirituality (Tasawwuf).

By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, Editor, WordForPeace.com The world renowned Sufi saint Sheikh Muhiyuddin Abdul Quadir Jilani (r.a) is popularly known as Ghaus-e-Azam (the highest in the hierarchy of Saints). The Sufi-oriented Muslims, especially in India and Pakistan, flaunt great veneration and love to him as they believe he had reached the status of Siddiquin (the steadfast affirmers of truth), a …

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Pseudo-Sufis In India: How Tasawwuf (Islamic Mysticism) Is Being Transformed Into Dargahiyyat (Petty Business Of Shrine Custodians)

By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, Editor, WordForPeace.com Islam emerged in India as the spiritual legacy of the Muslim mystics and Sufis. Islamic mystics or Sufi saints of India stood for the unity of existence (Wahdatul Wujud), universal brotherhood (Ukhuwat-e-Insani) and a deeper personal relationship with the Creator (Wisal-e-Ilahi). All these inclusive and tolerant Sufi teachings hold vital relevance for contemporary debates on …

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ISIS kicked out of Euphrates River Valley after big Syrian Army attack

WordForPeace.com By Leith Fadel BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:35 A.M.) – The so-called Islamic State (ISIS) has once again been expelled from the Euphrates River Valley after the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a massive counter-offensive in southeast Deir Ezzor. Led by elements of the Tiger Forces and Liwaa Al-Quds (Palestinian paramilitary), the Syrian Arab Army launched a big assault on Friday …

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Turkey and Qatar prime sponsors of extremist ideology?

WordForPeace.com By M.K. BHADRAKUMAR  On Monday, US National Security Advisor HR McMaster added to tensions in the Middle East when he condemned Turkey and Qatar as prime sponsors of extremist Islamist ideology. He tore into the Turkish leadership, saying the country’s growing problems with the West are largely due to the rise of the Justice and Development Party in Ankara. A …

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Al Qaeda for Indian Subcontinent has already raised radicalised youth in Kerala

WordForPeace.com By D.C. PATHAK Over the last decade, the threat scenario in South Asia has particularly been impacted by three developments—the rise of faith-based extremism in the Pakistan-Afghanistan belt, unbridled patronage extended by the Pakistan army-ISI combine to Islamic militants of all hues, and the shadow of China- Pakistan military alliance on the region. For India, they presage a distinct likelihood …

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Re-ideologisation in Muslim community runs down the construct of Muslim society, which was historically pluralist and culture-friendly: Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi in The Sunday Guardian

WordForPeace.com By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi  The Rawda mosque attack in November this year was the deadliest terror strike in Egypt in recent memory. A bomb ripped through the Rawda mosque in north Sinai during the Friday prayer leaving over 305 Muslim worshippers dead. But it has also raised questions of crucial concern. One such question has been raised by Judith Miller …

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Sufi musical form alive by the Delhi-based Nizami Brothers, among the best-loved qawwali outfits in the country

WordForPeace.com By SWATI SINGH  Qawwali didn’t die with the demise of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. This Sufi musical form has been kept alive by the Delhi-based Nizami Brothers, among the best-loved qawwali outfits in the country, whose repertoire ranges from contemplative, classically influenced compositions to catchy Bollywood numbers, writes Swati Singh. Is there a gene for musical talent? Looking at the …

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How Afshan Ashiq of Srinagar, a stone-pelter became the captain and trainer of hundreds of girls in Kashmir

WordForPeace.com By NOOR-UL-QAMRAIN  Afshan Ashiq of Srinagar has metamorphosed from being the poster girl of stone-pelting to being the captain and trainer of hundreds of girls in Kashmir who are interested in playing football. The tall girl, who was captured on lens throwing stones on the security forces when the latter tried to physically assault the protesters, during this year’s students’ …

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