Kashmir’s Homeless: Devastating Floods Force Thousands Into Relief Camps

Srinagar, Kashmir: The recent floods have left many people in Kashmir homeless. With over 25000 houses estimated to be uninhabitable only in Srinagar and more than 200 people dead, thousands are stranded across the state. A large section of the population has found temporary shelters in relief camps.


Wahadat al-Wujud

Qazi Zaid

New Delhi, Sept 06:  Wahadat al-Wujud, which is usually referred to as ‘wajoodi’ Sufism, teaches tolerance, moderation, peaceful coexistence and humanistic values. This is because its metaphysics implies that there is a unity and oneness in all that exists. The differences, disagreements and divisions among human beings, ideas and all that exists are illusory. They come into being only when we look at things and matters in a limited and biased perspective and fail to see their true reality.

According to this belief, all differences are illusory, then it clearly means that mutual differences of human beings, creeds and cultures are also superficial,. They are absurd in the ultimate sense. Followers of this philosophy sympathise with those who take these differences seriously and not detest them.