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Islamic Culture and India by Muhammad Shafeeque

CIP December 4, 2016 Succeeding the civilizations of Babylonia and Egypt, Arabia was the major link between India and the Hellenistic world. Indo-Arab trade had an inevitable part in building the marvelously-diverse Indian culture. Jawaharlal Nehru, the 20th century political…
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Sufism in India Today by Stephen Schwartz and Muhammad Ashraf

The Huffington Post August 9, 2016 Bloodshed has returned to Muslim-majority Kashmir, which is partitioned between India and Pakistan. Muslim leaders, and spiritual Sufis in particular, must be constantly wary of the penetration of Islam by trends that seek to…
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Red tide shakes main parties in India’s Kerala State A victory for secularism by Muhammad Shafeeque

CIP June 21, 2016 A political storm caused by public anger against the incumbent Oommen Chandy state administration has swept the United Democratic Front (UDF), led by the secularist and modernist Congress party, out of power in the southwest Indian…
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The Significance of Tasawwuf [Sufism] in Light of Contemporary Global Issues And the Methodology for its Promotion by Stephen Suleyman Schwartz

CIP March 17, 2016 Transmitted to the International Sufi Conference New Delhi, India, 17-20 March 2016, Hosted by the World Sufi Forum [In the author’s absence, on account of illness. Please remember me in your duas.] Bismillah ir-rahman ir-rahim, Distinguished…
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Wahhabi Terrorism or the Sufi Saints’ Peace Path by Shaykh Dr. H. Noor Ahmed Shah Dr. Shah Noor Baba Astana (Samsthan), 2 vols., 1080 pp., USD37.50 hardbound Reviewed by Stephen Suleyman Schwartz

CIP March 17, 2016 [Note: This text appears as a Foreword to the noted book.] Bismillah ir-rahman ir-rahim. This exhaustive, two-volume study of the confrontation between Wahhabi radicalism and spiritual Sufism in Islam was created by an Indian civil servant…
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Sir Sayed Ahmed Khan’s Vision of Scientific Education The Aligarh Movement and Educational Modernization of South Asian Muslims by Muhammad Ashraf

CIP February 19, 2016 “Do not show the face of Islam to others; instead show your face as the follower of true Islam representing character, knowledge, tolerance and piety.“ – Sir Sayed Ahmed Khan Although he possessed a multifaceted personality,…
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Terror and Radical Islam in India and Pakistan by Muhammad Ashraf and Stephen Suleyman Schwartz

Cafe Dissensus [New York] January 21, 2016 Muhammad Ashraf: As 2016 began, terrorists attacked the Indian air force base at Pathankot. Seven members of the military and six extremists were killed in four days of fighting. Media report that responsibility…
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