Amjad Sabri's assassination is a reminder that when religious bigotry takes over, nations self-destruct.
As Narendra Modi pointed out, India and Iran are not new friends. Their friendship [or ‘dosti’ in the Persian language] is as old as history.
Syed Ahmad Rai Barelvi (1700-1850) is considered one of the early Muslim freedom fighters of India. But is this the complete picture?
The death toll in the Brussels attack is expected to go up from 31 at present with over 60 people in critical condition, according to Belgian authorities
After attending a series of meetings at the World Sufi Conference in New Delhi, Walter Andersen spoke at length about Prime Minister Narendra Modi, secularism and Indian politics
A Sufi outfit asked the government to alleviate the "sense of fear" among Muslims over riots even as it urged Modi to rectify "historical blunders" in India
Muzaffar Ali is an artist who not only wields the brush and the pen, but also expresses his master strokes on celluloid and through fashion
Kabir Edmund Helminski is the director of the Threshold Society and was present at the World Sufi Forum. He spoke to Firstpost about his journey from being a Catholic to a follower of Sufism and Islam.
99 names of Allah, none of them stand for violence: What PM Modi's speech at World Sufi Forum suggests
Modi, in his speech had said, “It reminds us that when we think of the 99 names of Allah, none stand for force and violence, and that the first two names denote compassionate and merciful. Allah is Rahman and Raheem. Sufism is the voice of peace, co-existence, compassion and equality; a call to universal brotherhood.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was greeted by loud chants of Bharat Mata Ki Jai by a large Muslim audience, inaugurated the World Sufi Forum in New Delhi on Thursday.
Sufism-inspired discourses on peacemaking and counter-extremism and deradicalisation have created interesting debates, enlarging the ambit of modern approaches to peace, pluralism and non-violence.
Countering the narrative of Jihadists: World Sufi Forum in Delhi will attempt to delink religion from terror
Delhi being one of the most revered place for sufism will be carrying this tradition of Sufism by hosting a four-day World Sufi Forum from Thursday. This initiative by All India Ulama Masharikh Board (AIUMB), the apex body representing Dargah in India, is being seen as attempt to present an effective antidote to terrorism masked as religious ideology.
Discrimination cannot be passed off as Islamic. To us it is clear that denying access to women to the mazaar is a violation of the Quranic principles of justice and fairness.
A Muslim body on Sunday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to promote Sufism as a counter to terrorism.
In the final analysis, incidents such as Kishtwar constitute aberrations, and don't disturb and fragment the multi cultural and multi denominational fabric of J&K