The atmosphere of hatred and religious bigotry in Kashmir has largely succeeded in eclipsing the state's age old culture of tolerance and communal coexistence. Worse, it has severely impacted Kashmir's core culture that is based on Sufism. The mystic Sufi sect of Islam has come under attack not just by changing social values and conflict but also by the challenge of rising Wahhabi brand of Islam. Should Sufism be snuffed out in Kashmir, it would mean the end of a historical culture and the end of a sacred order. [Read more..]
The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said 'Anyone who believes in God and the Last Day (of Judgment) should not harm his neighbor. Anyone who believes in God and the Last Day should entertain his guest generously. And anyone who believes in God and the Last Day should say what is good or keep quiet.' Bukhari:V8B73N47
In truth everything and everyone
Is a shadow of the Beloved,
And our seeking is His seeking
And our words are His words...
We search for Him here and there,
while looking right at Him.
Sitting by His side, we ask:
'O Beloved, where is the Beloved?'
Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi
Yasin’s Presence At Pro-Tamil Eelam Meeting
Date: 21 May 2013
The presence of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front president Yasin Malik at a meeting organized by a pro-Tamil Eelam outfit, Naam Tamilar party, in Cuddalore, has drawn flak from the BJP and Congress in Tamil Nadu. Central and state governments should probe how Malik came to Cuddalore and also his links with organizers of the meeting on Saturday, TNCC president said. Objecting to Malik’s presence, BJP state unit president Radhakrishnan said: 'Political leaders were banned from visiting even the violence-hit areas of Dharmapuri and Marakkanam. But allowing a separatist like Malik into Tamil Nadu is dangerous and the state government should understand this.'
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