Miscellaneous

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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Spain in Our Hearts Americans in the Spanish Civil War by Adam Hochschild, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 464 pp., $30 Reviewed by Stephen Schwartz

The Weekly Standard September 12, 2016 Adam Hochschild is a prominent San Francisco leftist, cofounder of Mother Jones, and the successful author of books on the British antislavery movement, the Belgian colonization of the Congo, World War I, and the…
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The Teachings of the Bektashi Sufis [Nauk Bektašijskog Tarikata (In Bosnian)] The First Bosnian-Language Survey of Bektashism by Senad Mičijević Sarajevo, Dobra Kniga, 2016, 300 p Reviewed by Stephen Sylejp., price not shown

Illyria [New York] July 27, 2016 Senad Mičijević (1960-2013) was a resident of Mostar, the city in Bosnia-Hercegovina that, until the coming of war in 1992, was known for its multireligious coexistence. From then until 1995, Mostar was wracked by…
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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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