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Sunset at Taj Mahal

Pray for the Deobandi Movement

The Deoband madrasa movement is equipping new leaders across the globe. Islamic seminaries, or madrasas, are places where Muslims study to become mosque leaders, or generally learn more about Islam. Deobandis are Sunni, they don’t necessarily see…

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Street of Prayer

Pray for the Muslims of Uttar Pradesh, India

Although India’s Muslim population exceeds 180 million, they remain a minority, making up only 15{1ef34f8f1cacfdc6c19f5319e487deec2393c82eacea09a13da7feed1a24e305} of India’s population of 1.3 billion. Of these 180 million, an estimated 85{1ef34f8f1cacfdc6c19f5319e487deec2393c82eacea09a13da7feed1a24e305} are Sunni Muslims; of which nearly 40 million live…

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Muslim women gather in South Asia

Heavenly Ornaments

I asked Zahra if she knew the book Heavenly Ornaments. She was incredulous, of course she did!!! She told me how her aunt would regularly gather the women in her Muslim neighbourhood to read and discuss this…

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Day 10 - Bohra woman clothing Photo by Author UWP

Pray for the Daudi Bohra

Shabbir looked up from his coffee and explained his dilemma. His college exams were coming, but the Dai, the religious leader of the Daudi Bohra (aka Dawoodi Bohra), a sect within the Shi’a branch of Islam, was…

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Muslims in India

3 June 2017 / Day 8 Muslims: A Minority in India Sahil was thrilled to receive a book titled, “Words of Love” from his favourite radio station in India. The book introduced him to the idea of…

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