Mercy and Justice from the perspective of Sufism in the context of today’s socio-political situation
By Dr Seyed Salman Safavi International Peace Studies Centre (IPSC) 20 June 2022 NCF, UK, International webinar “Ignorance is the worst enemy of humanity” Introduction In this short speech, I will first describe the political, security and economic conditions of the world today, then I will express some of the messages and solutions of Sufism (Islamic spirituality) to deal with the problems of the world today. The dark conditions of the world today The world today is full of violence and oppression and cruelty. The people of the world suffer from a class division of rich and poor. Immigrants often face many difficulties in building a new life. Arms factories make billions of dollars from wars, but many mothers lose their children in wars. The environmental crisis has posed a serious threat to humanity, and governments and large economic corporations are not taking serious action against it. Conflicts
Governments and NGOs recognising and legitimising the rule of Taliban over Afghanistan is a great historic mistake. Those who recognise and legitimise the illegitimate reign of terror of Taliban in Afghanistan are accomplices in the crimes of Taliban and will be remembered in history and in public opinion for their great injustice.
An overview of the current state of relations between the West and Iran and the outlook for improved relations Dr Seyed Salman Safavi First, I will discuss the current state of the relations between Iran and the West, from the perspective of Iran. Second, I will briefly offer some suggestions for improving mutual relations between Iran and the West.
Dr Salman Safavi International Peace Studies Centre (IPSC) Introduction: Recently, the Iran-China agreement on a 25-year strategic relationship has been made public, which, along with the Iran-Russia talks on a new strategic relationship, indicates Iran’s foreign policy shift to the East and Asia. In this paper, the process of why Iran’s foreign policy has shifted to Asia is analysed. To better understand the shift of Iran’s foreign policy towards Asia, it is necessary to have a brief overview of Iran’s foreign policy from the Safavid period to the present. Safavieh: The Safavid dynasty was one of the most significant ruling dynasties of Iran from 1501 to 1736. During the Safavid period, Iran-Europe relations were established by Shah Ismail Safavid and peaked during the reign of Shah Abbas Safavid. The two sides needed each other to control the power of the Ottoman government and the balance of power
Seyed Salman Safavi & Seyed Sadreddin Safavi International Peace Studies Centre – IPSC On the 8th of May 2018, the President of the United States of America withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, which was condemned by the European Union, Russia and China, and the majority of the international community. JCPOA was the result of more than a decade of negotiation between Iran and the European Union, Germany and the five permanent members of UNSC. It was one of, if not the most important international agreements of the 21st century. It was a testament to ability of the current system of International governance to resolve crisis peacefully. JCPOA showed that through diplomacy, constructive dialogue, and taking into consideration the interest of all parties with stakes in an issue even the most contentious issues and crisis can be resolved peacefully and amicably.
Hasti Safavi International Peace Studies Centre – London On the 19th September 2017 at the 72nd UN General Assembly, Donald Trump, the US President, threatened the five countries of Iran, Cuba, North Korea, Syria, and Venezuela. He called the nuclear agreement between 5+1 and Iran “one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into,” and an “embarrassment”.
International Peace Studies Centre The recent barbaric terrorist attacks in London and Manchester are the work of inhumane individuals. These acts of terror by individuals masquerading as Muslims, are against the very letter and spirit of the Qur’an and Islamic law. In Islamic law neither in peace nor war, is it permissible to kill civilians, or cause terror and chaos in society. Their crime is a crime against humanity. We are filled with sorrow and grief for the victims of these heinous crimes, and honor the men and women in uniform who risk their lives in combating these heinous acts of terror, and admire the cohesion and spirit of unity in British society who do not give in to terror, and answer the terrorist call for division, chaos and hate, with unity, order and love.
Mehreen Amjad In recent months there has been an astonishing rise in hate crimes against the Muslim community. In the UK alone it has been reported that attacks on British Muslims has risen by over 300% since the attacks in Paris on the 13th November 2015 according to Tell MAMA . The statistics demonstrate that the victims have predominately been Muslim women aged 14-35 all of whom were wearing some form of Muslim attire. The most worrying aspect of these statistics is that these attacks have taken place in public with many witnesses present. Some attacks also involved children accompanying the victims. The attacks were predominately carried out by white males aged 15-35. On the 13th September 2016 a heavily pregnant 34 year old Muslim women was attacked outside the co-op shop in Milton Keynes. The attack was so brutal that she was kicked in the stomach resulting in her
Mehreen Amjad Kashmir has been a centre of dispute since 1947 after India and Pakistan sought independence. Mahraja Hari Singh who was the ruler of Kashmir was unable to a make a swift decision on whether to join India or Pakistan .He was Hindu whilst the majority of the Kashmiri population were Muslims. He remained neutral till Pakistan sent tribesmen to Srinagar the capital of Kashmir. Out of fear he asked India for military assistance and decided to relocate himself to India.
Just Peace Diplomacy Journal Volume 12 has been published in 112 pages and 7 articles in English by the International Peace Studies Centre (IPSC). To download the Electronic version of the journal click here. To order a hardcopy email email@example.com Articles Statement on Weapons of Mass Destruction Seyed Salman Safavi [1-6] Explaining the Persistent Egyptian –Iranian Estrangement: A Multilevel Approach Yosra El Gendi [7-38] Geopolitics of Shiism and the Emancipative Role of Religion in Fighting with Daesh Seyed Javad Miri [39-48] Pakistan and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation: seeking a space for playing a role S. Motahare Hosseyni, Nozar Shfiee, Asghar Shokri Moqadam [49-64] Transnational Responsibilities and Human Rights in the Foreign Policy of Iran Seyed Sadegh Haghighat [65-74] The Right to Participation in Islamic Sources (with Special Reference to the Environmental Affairs) Mohammad Hassan Mozafari [75-100] The Issue of Atabat Visitors Between The Ottomans and Qadjars in The 19th Century; A Special Refference To Karbala Incident of 1842 – 43 İsmil
“And whoever is killed unjustly, We have given his heir authority.” (Holy Qur’an 17:31) The unjust martyrdom of the freedom-seeking scholar, Ayatullah Shahid Nimr Baqr al-Nimr is a great calamity for freedom seekers across the world.
Just Peace Diplomacy Journal Volume 11 has been published in 152 pages and 7 articles in English by the International Peace Studies Centre (IPSC).
Dr Safavi’s full interview with the the Telegraph on the Iranian nuclear case, Takfiri terrorist’s (ISIS), and the problem of Islamophobia and radicalism in Europe.
This is the text of the full interview of Dr Salman Safavi with Colin Freeman from the Telegraph, some segments of which were published by the Telegraph in two parts on the 27th of March 2015 titled “Iran can accept nuclear limits for 10 years says ally of Supreme Leader” and 7th of April 2015 titled “Iranian cleric: Ban ‘Islamophobic’ video games to stop radicalisation“. Dr Safavi is the director of the International Peace Studies Centre (IPSC).
Just Peace Diplomacy Journal Volume 10 has been published in 218 pages and 9 articles in Persian and English by the International Peace Studies Centre (IPSC).
Just Peace Diplomacy Journal International Journal for Peace and Security Studies Number 9 – 2014 International Peace Studies Centre – IPSC The ninth volume of Just Peace Diplomacy Journal, an International Journal for Peace and Security Studies has been published by the International Peace Studies Centre (IPSC) in the UK and Middle East. Just Peace Diplomacy Journal is a peer reviewd bilingual journal, published in English and Persian.