Day: October 8, 2011

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 — […]