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Every occasion is a time for remembering God!

WordForPeace.com  Dear brothers and sisters! I’d like to share with you something that I find very useful. It’s about a spiritual practice that I try to follow. I have to say that I don’t always observe it—sometimes it slips my mind or my mind is busy with other things. But, with God’s grace, I do  often try to keep up the …

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Busting claims of false martyrdom: Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi in The Daily Pioneer

WordForPeace.com The Government’s declaration of a ceasefire is historic. The onus for any act(s) of violence now is on Pakistani troops and militants, writes Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi Every year, Kashmir wishes to celebrate Ramzan with serenity and devotion. The beautiful recital of azaans and duas creates a divine atmosphere in the Valley and one gets the vibes of the age-old …

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Menstruation doesn’t make a woman inferior to man

WordForPeace.com In Islam, there is no ‘spiritual impurity’ for mensturating women- Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, Islamic scholar In Islam, menstruation is not regarded as something that makes a woman inferior to man. Many misunderstandings occur because of misogynist patriarchal interpretations of Islam that go against its egalitarian spirit. According to Islamic jurisprudence, menstruation is categorised as a state of ‘ritual impurity’ …

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Undue Hardship is Not Piety

WordForPeace.com Written by Junaid Jahangir The fight against Islamophobia is one about securing the civil and human rights of Muslims to live and practice their faith without let or hindrance. It requires an intersectional approach for Islamophobes do not distinguish between Muslim and Sikh, conservative and liberal, as for them all are “ragheads.” Consistency requires that as Muslims adopt an …

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In Jerusalem, you get to experience real pluralism

WordForPeace.com Jerusalem Day is a great time for public discussion on the most interesting, diverse and complex city in Israel, but in recent years, this discussion often turns into a eulogy of the secular population in Jerusalem. One cannot deny the challenges a city such as Jerusalem faces, in which two-thirds of the population (Arabs and ultra-Orthodox) are typically not …

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Ramzan truce in J&K: A risk worth taking due to lack of alternative initiatives?

WordForPeace.com Three to four days into the “cessation of operations” (COO) initiative in Jammu and Kashmir, it is under severe criticism from almost all quarters. The main objections appear to be from the security community, which is livid that the momentum of operations, put in place by Operation All Out, has been broken. Many less-informed people are joining in too. …

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Fasting: Devotion builds personal relationship with the Divine

WordForPeace.com By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi In Islam, all acts of devotion are aimed at enlightening one’s inner self to build a personal relationship with God. Every year, Ramadan comes as a one-month training course, that helps us develop a strong will to live a completely humane, spiritually inclined and God-conscious life. In fact, the sole purpose of fasting in Islam …

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“We are victimizing ourselves by staying away from education,” says AIUMB President

WordForPeace.com AIUMB President Syed Muhammad Asharaf Kichchauchwi, while addressing a Ramazan spiritual gathering, said that Muslims talk about being discriminated and thus are easily falling prey to victimhood mentality. “Muslims have made this their favorite activity, instead of creatively thinking about their future and correct course of action. Sadly, the entire community is busy in blaming each other only,” he …

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An Indonesian Perspective: Strengthening Interreligious Relations Is an Obligation Stipulated In the Quran

WordForPeace.com By Lailatul Fitriyah Explosions of religious-based violence as happened at the Mobile Brigade headquarters (Mako Brimob) detention centre in Depok, West Java, and three churches in Surabaya were not one-time events with no connection with our daily consumption of violence. Such explosions happened because we have normalized religious discrimination through our TV programs, the preachers we listen to and …

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