Islamic scholars call for redefining ‘jehad’

10 11 2008

Delink Muslims and terrorism: Sri Sri

KV Ramana
Monday, November 10, 2008 04:06 IST
Source: DNA

HYDERABAD: There is a need to redefine the word ‘jehad’ because it is being wrongly identified with terrorism, the Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, the biggest congregation of Islamic scholars in the country, resolved on Sunday even as spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar stressed on the need for delinking Muslims and terrorism.

Listing out a way to combat terror, the Art of Living preacher called for isolating terrorists. “Even if a person in our own family is indulging in terrorism, he should be isolated and expelled,” he said addressing a convention organised by Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, which passed a resolution condemning terror.

“Jehad is permitted only to restore peace and is a fundamental right of a human being. Terrorism is a crime and in the eyes of the Quran and Islamic values, the biggest crime,” the resolution said.

“Terrorism invokes harassment, fear and killing of each other and suspends law and order and works to destroy social and political order. It is thus required to define jehad in its right perspective,” the resolution added.

The Jamiat discussed 21 resolutions, including those related to education to Muslims. The Islamic scholars resolved that Muslims should open schools and colleges that teach “only the existing modern syllabus along with special arrangements for providing education about religious studies”.

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Sri Sri inaugurates Exhibition on Sikhism

24 01 2008



Sri Sri inaugurates Exhibition on Sikhism

23rd January, 2008, New Delhi

Renowned spiritual leader and founder of the Art of Living, His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar inaugurated an exhibition on Sikhism titled ‘Sikhs, the Defenders of Indian Dharma’ at Bangla Sahib Gurudwara, New Delhi.

Organized by FACT India, in cooperation with Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee, the exhibition showcased the bravery, fearlessness and sacrifices of the Sikhs during the Mughal, British and post independence periods.

From Sri Guru Nanak Devji to Sri Guru Gobind Singhji and Sardar Bhagat Singh to the Kargil War, artistic renditions brought to life the numerous onslaughts braved by the Sikhs and their valiant contribution to the India that exists today.

The Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee felicited His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, after which he addressed the gathering.

He spoke about the incomparable role Sikhs have played across the centuries and the service they have rendered to the nation. He also hailed the core essence of Sikhism that is glorious and all encompassing to this day. “The true spirit of Sikhism is in Sewa. It can be seen at all Gurudwaras where people from all walks of life can enter and all are fed freely, with no discrimination and no barriers”, He said.

Undeterred by the cold, people thronged in large numbers to the Gurudwara to be a part of this initiative.





Sikhs: the defenders of Indian Dharma

9 01 2008

An Exhibition on “Sikhs: the defenders of Indian Dharma” will be inaugurated by H H Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in Delhi on 22nd January 2008. The exhibition shall be positioned at the Banglasaheb Gurudwara New Delhi and is a collection of paintings and compilation of facts and figures.

The exhibition is a combined effort of SGPC New Delhi and FACT. A preview of the exhibition can be seen at the FACT Online Exhibition


(Inauguration 22nd Jan 08, Bangla saheb Gurudwara New Delhi)





Sikhs: the defenders of Indian Dharma

9 01 2008

An Exhibition on “Sikhs: the defenders of Indian Dharma” will be inaugurated by H H Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in Delhi on 22nd January 2008. The exhibition shall be positioned at the Banglasaheb Gurudwara New Delhi and is a collection of paintings and compilation of facts and figures.

The exhibition is a combined effort of SGPC New Delhi and FACT. A preview of the exhibition can be seen at the FACT Online Exhibition


(Inauguration 22nd Jan 08, Bangla saheb Gurudwara New Delhi)





World without terror: Video

3 12 2007

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