Day: October 8, 2011

Yom Kippur: Forgive and be forgiven

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, observed this year from sundown on Friday night, October 7th until nightfall on October 8th, and is the Most Awesome Day in the Jewish calendar. Concluding the “Ten Days of Repentance,” also known as the “Days of Awe,” Yom Kippur is a day where […]

Pope Urges Catholics to Promote Peace in Indonesia

Vatican City. Pope Benedict XVI urged Catholics in Indonesia on Friday to defend tolerance, peace and the rights of minorities, saying that the country’s constitution “guarantees” freedom of worship. Meeting with Indonesian Catholic bishops in Rome, Benedict encouraged them to “strengthen Indonesian society by promoting those values that your fellow […]

Muslim women leaders convene at global conference

SOURCE: DAILY TIMES PAKISTAN NEW YORK: The American Society for Muslim Advancement (ASMA) announced the Women’s Islamic Initiative in Spirituality (WISE) Conference to be held from October 14 to October 17 in Istanbul, Turkey. “Soon the world will witness how Muslim women activists, scholars, politicians jurists and poets have assumed […]

The making of the modern maulvi — VIII

Credit/Source: The Express Tribune: By: Ajmal Kamal / Published: October 7, 2011 By the time Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi became a prominent active maulvi, Muslim shurafa as a class or a bunch of upper caste groups — both with a religious bent of mind and with a more open worldly outlook — […]