Miscellaneous

Muslim cleric banned in Pakistan is preaching in UK mosques CIP International Director Dr. Irfan Al-Alawi interviewed by Jamie Doward

The Guardian/The Observer [London] December 17, 2016 A Pakistani Muslim cleric who celebrated the murder of a popular politician is in Britain on a speaking tour of mosques. The news has alarmed social cohesion experts who fear such tours are…
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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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UK education authorities struggling to crack down on illegal Islamic schools by Irfan Al-Alawi

Lapido Media [London] November 23, 2016 The UK Department of Education has attempted to shut down four Islamic schools with radical curricula – but is being stymied by the courts. As disclosed in a Daily Mail investigation published on 6…
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The Cosmopolitan Language of Sufism by Muhammad Ashra

CIP October 2, 2016 ‘O Humankind, we have made you from man and woman, as different tribes and peoples, so that you would know one another’ – Qur’an, 49:13. ‘We Are Devotees of Love; We Do Not Have Time for…
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CIP Greetings to Muslims on Kurban Bajram/Eid Al-Adha/Eid Ghorban, Islamic Hijri Year 1437 by Center for Islamic Pluralism

CIP September 12, 2016 The Center for Islamic Pluralism extends sincere greetings to hajj pilgrims and to other Muslims around the world on the festival of Kurban Bajram/Eid Al-Adha/Eid Ghorban, which, according to moon sightings, falls on the 12th of…
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CIP Endorses September 11 Commemorative Statement by Uyghur Human Rights Project UHRP marks fifteenth anniversary of 9/11 terror attacks on the United States by The Uyghur Human Rights Project

The Uyghur Human Rights Project September 8, 2016 [Note: The Center for Islamic Pluralism endorses this statement by the Uyghur Human Rights Project.] The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) mourns the victims of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks on…
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Uzbekistan Dictator Islam Karimov Leaves a Complicated Legacy by Stephen Schwartz

The Weekly Standard Blog September 5, 2016 The death of Islam Karimov, the 78-year old party boss and dictatorial president of Soviet and post-Soviet Uzbekistan, a key strategic power in Central Asia, was announced September 2 in official Uzbek media….
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