Education for Peace

India’s young Muslims are taking the IAS, IPS route to get a share of power

Despite being almost 15% of population, Muslims have been underrepresented in the civil services. But Muslim officers insist the system is fair to them. New Delhi: A few months ago, 24-year-old Tayyab Pathan moved to Delhi from Marathwada in Maharashtra to prepare for the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) exam. A bright mechanical engineer, Pathan got a cushy college placement, but …

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Interfaith Kindness, the Way to Inter-Community Harmony

By Mesha The other day, I was waiting to get a vehicle to go to ‘my’ place of worship when an autorickshaw came my way. The driver wore a telltale Muslim-style cap. I told the driver the name of the locality where I wanted to go. He asked for more details and I mentioned the name of ‘my’ place of worship. …

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True meaning of obedience to Prophet Muhammad (pbhu): Dr Tahir­-ul-Qadri-Word For Peace

By Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Tahir­-ul-Qadri The Prophet (SAW) turned his face towards the Ka’abah. The direction of prayer was fixed according to the wish of the Prophet (SAW), which makes it evident that the pleasure of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) is certainly the pleasure of Allah (SWT). This concept is further elaborated when in the Quran it is stated: Allah along with His Messenger (SAW) has a …

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Pope Francis prays for victims of synagogue shooting

By Christopher Wells At the Angelus on Sunday, Pope Francis expressed his closeness to the city of Pittsburgh, USA, and especially to the Jewish community there. Eleven people were killed, and several others were wounded, on in a shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in the neighbourhood of Squirrel Hill. A suspect was taken into custody after the attack. …

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Muslims help Pandits rebuild a temple in a Kashmir village

In a shining example of communal harmony, Muslims helped reconstruct a temple for Pandits in Hariparigam village of Tral township in Pulwama district, not just by making donations but also by supervising its construction. The temple was established few decades before and was lying in a shambles since so many years. Both Muslims and Pandits decided to rebuild it and …

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Reflections on the Purpose of Life: Catholic theologian Fr. Sebastian Athappilly

Fr. Sebastian Athappilly (b. 1949) is an Indian Catholic priest and theologian. He is a member of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI), a Catholic religious congregation. He studied Philosophy (Bachelor’s and Master’s) from Jnana Deepa Vidya Pitha, Pune and Theology (Bachelor’s from the Pontifical Athenaeum Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram [DVK], Bangalore, and Master’s and Doctorate from the Austrian University of …

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The Dalai Lama ‘s Appeal to the World: The Way to Peace in a Time of Division

The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, noted Buddhist spiritual guide, is one of the most widely-respected voices today for global peace and interfaith understanding. In this book, he makes a passionate appeal to the world for peace at a time of serious and seemingly constantly-multiplying conflicts. The peace that the Dalai Lama calls for is rooted in a secular ethics …

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Muslim Sanskrit scholar offers free tuition’s

Lucknow: Hayatullah, 75, offers ‘namaaz’ five times a day and is a devout Muslim. What sets him apart from the crowd is the fact that he is also proficient in Sanskrit and in the four Vedas which has earned him the epithet ‘Chaturvedi’. Hayatullah ‘Chaturvedi’ is a resident of Chhita Harraipur village in Kaushambhi district. Before retiring in 2003, he …

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