„Muslimisches Forum Deutschland“ auf Initiative der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung gegründet — In German | Muslims Forum Launched by KAS Foundation

Berlin, 22. Apr. 2015 Auf Initiative der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung hat sich das „Muslimische Forum Deutschland“ gegründet. Dem Forum gehören Persönlichkeiten des öffentlichen Lebens an, vor allem aus der Wissenschaft und den Medien. Einzigartig ist die ethnische und religiöse Vielfalt des Forums. So zählen neben Sunniten und Schiiten auch Aleviten, Yeziden und christliche Unterstützer zu den Teilnehmern…

Video: Full Show 10/20/14: Reza Aslan on Islam and ISIS

The Big Picture RT Published on 20 Oct 2014 In tonight’s special hour-long “Conversations with Great Minds” Thom talks with religious scholar Reza Aslan, author of the new book “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth.”   ->>>>><<<<<- About Reza Aslan: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Reza Aslan in 2012 Born 3 May…

In his essay “History of the Caliphate-We are all caliphs!” Stefan Weidner writes that according to verse 165 of the sixth sura of Koran, we are all God’s successors (caliphs) upon the earth."

***** Read this Essay in Deutsch (German) language: Geschichte des Kalifats – Wir alle sind Kalifen! ***** History of the Caliphate -We are all caliphs!  — Qantara de The history of the Caliphate is, with a few exceptions, an unstable and unhappy one. In this essay, Stefan Weidner explains why the self-appointed caliphs of today,…

The Sunni-Shia Divide — Article and back ground on Akividu Blogspot de

An ancient religious divide is helping fuel a resurgence of conflicts in the Middle East and Muslim countries. Struggles between Sunni and Shia forces have fed a Syrian civil war that threatens to transform the map of the Middle East, spurred violence that is fracturing Iraq, and widened fissures in a number of tense Gulf…

Sunniten gegen Schiiten Der 35-jährige Krieg — Cicero de (In German)

Von Stefan Buchen Was der 30-jährige Krieg für das Christentum war, ist der Konflikt zwischen Sunniten und Schiiten für den Islam. Es ist dieser brutale Religionskonflikt, der auch den Vormarsch der Terrorgruppe Isis im Irak erklärt. Eine Analyse ***** Der bärtige Mann mit Turban personifiziert für die westliche Welt scheinbar das “Gespenst des Terrors” –…

Taliban propaganda — Daily Times com Pakistan

What is of paramount importance to note here is that there is no conflict between Sunnis and Ismailis in Chitral. The reason is that most of them are connected through blood relations. Ethnically, though the people are heterogeneous, the dominant culture is that of peace and harmony (…) What we infer from the above picture…

Video: Peter Mansbridge Interviews The Aga Khan

Published on 28 Feb 2014 This week, we mentioned on the show that The Aga Khan became the first faith leader to address the Canadian Parliament. Shortly after, he sat down with Peter Mansbridge to discuss civil society in the developing world, and his concerns about Afghanistan, Iraq and the Middle East. Source: The National·…

NDTV Video: Walk the Talk with His Highness Aga Khan

This week we travel to outskirts of Hyderabad to interview His Highness The Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Ismaili Community and Founder and Chairman of The Aga Khan Development Network. He speaks about how he bridges the east and the west and brings different communities together. He says that the modern world suffers from…

Sunni-Shia Relations: “Plea for a Muslim Peace” — Common Ground News article on learning Lessons from the history of Catholics / Protestants peace treaties of 1648 from Münster, Germany as well as Shi’a Fatimid Dynasty’s Sunni-Shi’a cohabitation of year 970 from Cairo, Egypt

The Grand Mufti Emeritus of Bosnia-Herzegovina Sheikh Mustafa Cerić looks to the past for lessons on improving Sunni-Shi’a relations in today’s Middle East. They are the key to regional stability, he says Today, it’s undeniable that the Middle East is seeing a period of rising sectarian violence between Sunnis and Shi’as, especially in Egypt, Syria,…

Remembering 9/11 by building stronger diverse communities — Common Ground News Service (CGNews) article by Lobna Ismail and Alex Kronemer on pluralistic and diversified USA and its citizens

Washington, DC – The power of the American story — E Pluribus Unum. The idea that out of many nations, sects and ethnicities, a community, united and strengthened by its very diversity, can still emerge as one. And as we approach a grim milestone, the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, it’s worthwhile to reflect…

Proposed Paths to Shia-Sunni Reconciliation and Enriching the Ummah and the World Through a Common Islamic Ethic, as Articulated by the Modern Direct Descendants of the Prophet Muhammad (s.a.s.) – Simerg

SPEECHES, STATEMENTS AND WRITINGS OF THE 48TH AND 49TH ISMAILI IMAMS A. Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah, His Highness the Aga Khan, 48th Imam  (1877 – 1957) I. HAZRAT ALI AND THE RASHIDUN CALIPHS It is more than ever necessary that the foundation of Imami-Ismailism should be understood by the new generation of Ismailis throughout the world. If those who believe that Hazrat…