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This is Lahore: Hindu Temples and Islamic Mosques

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SHAFAQNA - MVSLIM | by Hassam Munir : The distant history of Lahore, now Pakistan’s second-largest city, is very obscure. Some say that it was founded by and named after Lava (or Loh), the son of Rama and Sita in the ancient Hindu epic…

Forum in Japan to Discuss ‘Islam, Christianity, Buddhism Dialogue’

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SHAFAQNA- According to the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization, the Iranian Cultural Center in Japan will organize the program in cooperation with Ryukoku University. “Iran’s policy after the Revolution”, “Iranian society…

Burma Muslims jailed for praying in the street

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SHAFAQNA - Seven Muslim men have reportedly been jailed in Burma (Myanmar) for three months for organising Muslim prayers in the street about a year ago, after local Islamic schools were shuttered prior to the holy month of Ramadan. According…

Anti-Muslim tension simmers ahead of Myanmar election

SHAFAQNA - It has been more than been two years since this town in Myanmar burned with the fires of deadly violence. Look closely, and there are haunting scars left behind. The shells of mosques still stand -- torched, looted and overgrown…

Buddhism and the God-idea

SHAFAQNA - Quite contradictory views have been expressed in Western literature on the attitude of Buddhism toward the concept of God and gods. From a study of the discourses of the Buddha preserved in the Pali canon, it will be seen that the…