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Is Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind struggling to survive in Kashmir?

For political observers, Musa’s popularity with the Valley’s youth reflects Kashmir’s changing realities. “This kind of thinking was latent even before Burhan Wani,” said Altaf Hussain Nadvi, a columnist and religious scholar from Anantnag. “Until now, martyrdom for a militant meant sacrificing his life for Kashmir to become part of Pakistan because of its Muslim character. A considerable chunk of …

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12 inspirational women of Kashmir: Queens, poets, academics & mystics

For centuries, women have played a very significant role in shaping Kashmir and Kashmiri culture, yet seldom have their contributions received the recognition they deserve. A few years ago, a calendar issued by the Indian government that one finds in most homes here featured inspirational icons, one for each month – 10 of these were men and only two women.This …

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Sufis’ antidote to religious supremacism: Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi in Asian Age

The Arabic word Haya’a (humility), which etymologically comes from the root letters of Hayat, meaning life or vitality, is highly significant in Sufi discourses. Most Sufi mystics have stressed the need for Haya’a for all spiritually inclined people. They particularly quote the hadiths — sayings and traditions of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) — in relation to this spiritual conduct. Prophet Muhammad …

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India) Communal harmony in a Punjab village

Nathowal (Jagraon): in a unique example of communal harmony and tolerance, a Muslim women was elected panch in a village where the community constitutes less than 10% of the population. she is in the fray for the post of panch from ward 5 of the village again and is getting support from residents across community lines. “the fact that a …

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(UAE) Religious leaders gear up for UAE’s Year of Tolerance

The Year of Tolerance will bring good news from a region so often associated with conflict and strife, religious leaders across the UAE have said. Roman Catholic, Coptic Orthodox, Anglican, Sikh and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints religious groups said it would show the UAE’s leadership in the Arab world and underlined that the troubling global rise …

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Cosmopolitan Ethics: pragmatic and theoretical approach for construction of an ideal society

INTRODUCTION Cosmopolitan identities have indispensible roles in determining and defining various appearances of human life in modern age. It is to be noted that cosmopolitan conscience is obviously a reflection inclusive mentality and awareness. In post globalised world, theme of cosmopolitanism receives more attention and public acceptance. This is because it delineates comprehensive meanings of diversity and variety that in …

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Jesus of Arabia’s lessons in tolerance have much to teach us today

Bible teaches us that a religious scholar came to Jesus and asked him what the most important thing was that a believer could do to please God. Jesus’s response was: “Love God and love your neighbour”.It never ceases to amaze me that the most influential religious movements of human history emerged from a small strip of the Middle East. Out …

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