Sufi-Minded Islamic Scholars Brainstorm New Ways To Further New Age Islam Foundation's Multi-Dimensional Campaign Against Islamic Radicalism
By New Age Islam News Bureau
27 August 2013
After the Arab countries, Afghanistan, Pakistan and some African Muslim regions, the radical Wahhabi/Salafi Ideology is now aggressively engaged in radicalizing new Muslim generations of India. It is about time for the silent majority of peace-loving mainstream Muslims to speak up and give up remaining silent onlookers. An overwhelming majority of Indian Muslims are peaceful, nationalistic, patriotic and followers of the Sufi saints. Given this, it is quite shocking and shameful that Wahhabi extremism has started sweeping across this country too.
New Age Islam Foundation organised a brainstorming session in its own premises in Delhi on Saturday, 24th of August, with a number of Islamic scholars, Sufi ideologues, social activists and grassroots workers with an aim to finding newer ways of checking the growth of hard-line ideology in the country and spreading the Islamic message of peace and tolerance as a counterattack on the ideological extremism that seems to be fast overwhelming Indian Muslim mindset too.
The meeting was part of a broad agenda of New Age Islam Foundation to foster global peace by ideologically countering extremist, militant ideologies. The agenda was to determine how New Age Islam Foundation can further contribute to reducing the deleterious impact of religious extremism, doctrinal conservatism, and theological radicalism penetrating into the mindset of the global Muslim community in general and the new generation of Indian Muslims in particular.