Monday, November 11, 2013

Focus on Wahdat--e-Deen, Unity of Religions, a concept spread by Mystics and Luminaries from Ibn-e-Arabi, Mazhar Jan-e-Janan, Vivekanand, Iqbal, Gandhi to Azad: Sultan Shahin Speaking in Delhi's JNU

Mr. Sultan Shahin, Editor, New Age Islam

Islam and Peace in the Context of the Composite Culture of India: a Seminar held at JNU on This Subject in Collaboration with New Age Islam Foundation
A Report by New Age Islam News Bureau
November 8, 2013
Islam is universally acknowledged as a religion of peace and total surrender to the Divine essence but why it is constantly conflated in the media today with terrorism, violence, extremism and intolerance. This has baffled many.  An attempt was made to reflect on this at a seminar in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi on November 8, 2013. The seminar was titled “Islam and Peace in the Context of Composite Culture of India”. It was organized by the School of Social Sciences, JNU, in collaboration with the Delhi-based New Age Islam Foundation.
Among the panellists who presented their papers and participated in a lively discussion on the pertinent subjects were: (1) The renowned author and scholar of history from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, Professor Rizwan Qaisar. (2) The Founder President of New Age Islam Foundation and the Editor of the multi-lingual Islamic website, a veteran journalist, Mr Sultan Shahin who has acquired an expertise in Islamic theology, politics and culture as well as an empirical knowledge of the impact of religion and ideology over radicalism. (3) Professor Anand Kumar, an eminent professor of Sociology at JNU who has lately been elected as the president of Indian Sociological Society (ISS), a prestigious association of sociologists from all over India. 


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