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“Wage a jihad against your own shortcomings”

NEW DELHI, April 25, 2012 “If you have to wage a holy war, wage it against your own shortcomings and weaknesses, not against others,” said noted Sufi

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NEW DELHI, April 25, 2012The Hindu

“If you have to wage a holy war, wage it against your own shortcomings and weaknesses, not against others,” said noted Sufi leader Ashraf-e-Millat Hazrat Maulana Mohammad Ashraf Kichhouchhawi while delivering a talk on “Sufism and Indian Islam” here on Monday evening.

Appealing to Muslims, Hazrat Kichhouchhawi, who is also the General Secretary of the All-India Ulama and Mashaikh Board, quoted from the Gita and said one may call God by different names but all paths lead to one God.

The spiritual leader said all four Hanafi, Maliki, Shafei and Hanabila judicial schools all over the globe have concluded that every bit of global land is a land of peace and there was no need of jihad and blood-shedding.

Jawaharlal Nehru University Associate Professor Dr. Khwaja Ekram spoke about Sufism.

The talk was organised by the Global Foundation for Civilizational Harmony (India), a partner of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, in collaboration with Vivekanand International Foundation.

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