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MAULANA WAHIDUDDIN KHAN                   He is also a regular contributor to      AMBASSADORS OF PEACE                           “The slim and handy book (published by
                                          newspapers, magazines, television and                                                    Penguin) is a timely rebuttal to jihadist
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan, the              radio.                                   To carry on his mission of peace,           mentality. Giving a solution to terrorism, it is
founder of CPS International, was born                                             Maulana Wahiduddin Khan set up CPS             a guide to those who wish to understand
in January, 1, 1925 in Azamgarh, India.   Realizing the need for the correct       International in 2001. Through the
Being well-versed in both traditional     translation and commentary of the        centre the Maulana has prepared a                                 Islam better."
Islamic learning and modern scientific    Quran, Maulana translated the Quran      team of Ambassadors of Peace using                        - The Times of India (ST)
knowledge, at an early stage of his       in Urdu along with the commentary        the formula, “Change yourself through
research, he came to the conclusion       entitled Tazkirul Quran, which is also   spirituality by living a God-oriented life
that the need of the hour was to          available in Hindi, Arabic and English.  and you will be able to change the
present Islamic teachings in the                                                   world.” According to him, it is this
modern, scientific idiom. His life since  Known as Islam's spiritual ambassador    team of individuals who are playing
then has been devoted to addressing       to the world, Maulana Wahiduddin         the role of ambassadors of peace to
the contemporary mind and presenting      Khan has been nationally and             the world to usher in a reign of global
Islam to the world as a complete          internationally recognized for his       peace and unity.
ideology of peace. Upholding Gandhian     contribution to world peace, having
views, he believes that success can be    received, among others, the              TOWARDS A PEACEFUL SOCIETY                  SOLUTION TO TERRORISM
achieved only through non-violent         Demiurgus Peace International Award
methods. He has tarvelled widely to       by the Nuclear Disarmament Forum         At CPS we believe that a peaceful           According to Maulana Wahiduddin
spread his message of peace to every      AG; the title of Ambassador of Peace     society, in being a pre-requisite for       Khan, present-day terrorism is a
part of the globe.                        by the International Federation for      progress, is the sole basis from which      manifestation of a false ideology, based
                                          World Peace, Korea; the Padam            to achieve anything of a positive           on the political interpretation of Islam.
To give full expression to his positive   Bhushan, the Rajiv Gandhi National       nature, whether at the individual,          And an ideology can not be countered
ideas, he established the Islamic Centre  Sadbhavna Award, the National            societal, national or international         through guns or by mere
at New Delhi in 1970. Drawing             Integration Award, the Communal          levels. According to us, peace and          condemnation. It needs to be met by a
inspiration from the original Islamic     Harmony Award, the Diwaliben             spirituality are actually two aspects of    counter-ideology. The solution to
sources, the Quran and the Sunnah, the    Mohan Lal Mehta Award, the National      the same reality.                           present-day terrorism is, therefore, to
Maulana has been publishing the           Amity Award, the Dilli Gaurav Award,                                                 present an ideology of peace enshrined
monthly magazine, Al Risala since 1976.   the FIE Foundation Award, the Urdu          Positive thinking at the individual      in the Islamic Scriptures as a counter
                                          Academy Award, the Aruna Asaf Ali         level is spirituality; when this positive  ideology to the political interpretation
He has authored over 200 books on         Sadbhavna Award and the National                                                     of Islam. Clarifying that the Quran is
Islam, prophetic wisdom, spirituality     Citizen's Award presented by Mother          thinking permeates the society, it      not anti-modernity, nor does it
and peaceful co-existence in multi-       Teresa.                                          results in a state of peace.        advocate violence, the Maulana has
ethnic societies.                                                                                                              presented the ideology of peace in his
                                                                                   The best guarantee of peace is,             books, The Prophet of Peace: The
A new translation of The Quran            A book, titled, The 500 Most             therefore, the continuing prevalence in     Teachings of the Prophet Muhammad;
by Maulana Wahiduddin Khan                Influential Muslims of 2009 published    society of positive individuals. As         Jihad, Peace and Inter-Community
                                          by Georgetown University, Washington     'violence begins from the mind'             Relations in Islam; The True Jihad; The
                                          DC calls him “Islam's Spiritual          (UNESCO), a state of peace can be           Ideology of Peace; The Manifesto of
                                          Ambassador to the World.” His            arrived at only through the re-             Peace and God Arises. CPS and its
                                          approach, the book points out, is        engineering of individual minds             partners worldwide are spreading the
                                          “popular among Indians, both Muslim      towards a culture of peace and              ideology of peace with the aim of
                                          and non-Muslim.”                         positivity.                                 providing a solution to terrorism.
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