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يجب أن يوضح علماء ديوبند ما إذا كانوا حقا واقفين جنبا إلى جنب مع الإرهابيين، كما ادعى المولوي عبد العزيز. هل العلماء الذين أصدروا الفتاوى ضد الإرهاب يتابعون الشريعة الأخرى؟ وقد أفسد المولوي عبد العزيز شرف رجال الدين بأنشطته. ومن المثير للدهشة أن نرى موظفا حكوميا يدعم الإرهابيين بلا خجل، إذ أن الأمة كلها تريد التخلص من تهديد الإرهاب، ولكن بعض الناس الضالين يدعمون الإرهابيين ويريدون استيراد المزيد من الإرهاب كممثلي تنظيم داعش.

 
Urdu Section

Historicity and Religious Sanctity of Architecture in Islam - Part 3  اسلام میں فن تعمیر کی تاریخی حیثیت اور مذہبی حرمت- حصہ 3: مسلم انتہاپسندوں کی ثقافتی جنگ اسلاف کے ورثہ کے خلاف ہے
Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, New Age Islam

بارہویں صدی میں تعمیر کیے گئے یادگار مقبروں کے علاوہ، بخارا میں بہت سے دیگر تعمیراتی عمارتیں سامانیوں اور ازبک باشندوں کے دور سے ہی محفوظ ہیں۔ 1417 میں تعمیر کیا گیا الوگ بیگ جیسے پندرہویں صدی کے مدرسے کی چند عمارتیں اب بھی محفوظ ہیں۔ سب سے مشہور تعمیراتی باقیات میں سے ایک 45 میٹر بلند ٹاور کلیان مینار ہے جسے آرائشی اینٹوں سے تیار کیا گیا ہے۔ بارہویں صدی کی ایک بڑی یادگار عمارت سلجوق کے تعمیر کردہ مخروط گنبد کے ساتھ چشمہ ایوب کا مزار ہے۔ بخارا کی دیگر یادگاری تعمیرات میں "کوکلدش " نامی ایک بڑا مدرسہ، دیوان بیگی مسجد اور کلیان مسجد ہیں۔ کوکلدیش مدرسے کا رقبہ 80 میل طول اور 60 میل عرض ہے جو کہ اپنی حیرت انگیز سجاوٹ کے ساتھ وسط ایشیا کا سب سے بڑا مدرسہ ہے۔

 
Urdu Section

In the Name of Today's Grief  آج کے غم کے نام
Mujahid Barelavi

طالبان اپالوجسٹ کے سر خیل کثیر الاشاعتی اخبار کے کالم کاروں کے کالم  کے کالم اٹھا کر دیکھ لیں یاپھر اس سے وابستہ چینل کے اینکروں کی ویڈیو کلپس ریکارڈ سے دیکھ لیں ..... بڑے فکری اور نظریاتی دلائل سے لیس ہوکر یہ Good  اور Bad طالبان کی اصطلاح استعمال کرتے ہوئے ان کے ظالمانہ چہروں  پر پردہ ڈالتے رہے ہیں .... اپنی نوجوانی کے زمانے میں افغان جہاد میں شریک اس کثیر الاشاعت ادارے سے وابستہ ایک کالم نویس جو بزعم خود افغان ایکسپرٹ ہونے کے  بھی دعویدار ہیں  با قاعدہ منتخب حکومت .... اور واشنگٹن  پر زور دیتے رہے کہ  Good طالبان سے فوراً مذاکرات کا دروازہ کھولا جائے .... اس کے لیے وہ باقاعدہ ..... ناموں کی ایک فہرست بھی پیش کرتےرہے جن کی خدمت میں اسلام آباد اور واشنگٹن کو پیش ہوکر افغان مسئلے کا قابل عمل حل تلاش کرنا چاہیے .....

 
Urdu Section

Interpretation of Gen Zia's Dream  !جنرل ضیاء کےخواب کی تعبیر
Ra'uf Klasra

آج وہ سیاسی مفاد پرست پشاور میں والدین کے آنسو پوچھنے گئے ہیں ۔ جنرل مشرف نے بھی یہی  کچھ کیا تھا ۔ اس نےبھی طالبان کے گارڈ فادر کو خیبر پختون خوا کا وزیر اعلیٰ بنایا اور طالبان کو کھلی چھٹی دی کہ وہ جو چاہیں صوبے میں کرتے رہیں ۔ طالبان کے سب سے بڑے حامی مولانا فضل الرحمٰن  کو قومی اسمبلی  میں اپوزیشن لیڈر بنایا تاکہ وہ اسے ووٹ دے کر اقتدار میں زندہ رکھیں ۔ سب تنخواہیں  عوام سے لیتے رہے اور وکالت طالبان کی کرتے رہے ۔ مولانا  فضل الرحمٰن کتے تک کو شہید او رمنور حسن ملک کے مسائل کاحل عوام کے قتال میں تلاش کرتے رہے ..... آج وہ قتال شروع ہوگیا ۔

 
Hindi Section

तकरीबन हर समाज में शादी घरवालों की रज़ामंदी से करने का रिवाज़ रहा है लेकिन साथी चुनने की प्रक्रिया को लेकर कई बार नौजवान लोगों के खट्टे अनुभव रहे हैं.पश्चिम के कुछ मुसलमानों की ये राय है कि जोड़ी मिलाने वाली ऐसे ऑनलाइन प्लेटफॉर्म्स होने चाहिए जिनसे उलझन और शर्मिंदगी दोनों ही कम हों.

 
Islam,Terrorism and Jihad

Turning Point Peshawar?
Hamid Mir

The whole world is standing with Pakistan. This is an opportunity not only for Pakistan but for the whole of South Asia to unite and strike the enemies of humanity without any distinction between good and bad. Let us stop our dirty double games with each other. Let us play fair for the sake of the memory of all those innocent people who have lost their lives in terrorist incidents all over South Asia in the last one decade……

 
Islam,Terrorism and Jihad

What the Taliban Really Want Is Implementation of Pakistan’s Constitution
Aakar Patel

To answer the question that analysts have been scratching their heads over: what the Taliban really want is implementation of Pakistan’s Constitution. That is why it is difficult to fight them because they say they are right on the question of law. No fight against them will succeed, or can even be properly started, unless the confusion over the Constitution and its promise is resolved…..

 
Islam,Terrorism and Jihad

Wash My Blood-Stained Bag, Mama
Osama Bin Javaid

My brother said they were checking if anyone was playing dead by putting the hot barrels of their guns on their necks. Anyone who made a noise was shot. My brother turned his phone to silent and played dead too. There was so much blood coming out of his bullet wound that they didn't bother to check if he was alive. This time he was really scared. He said, 'don't come to get me or they will kill you too. They just killed my friend'…..

 
Islam,Terrorism and Jihad

Peshawar Carnage Implications
Babar Ayaz

Suffering terrorism, violent sectarianism and an independence movement in Balochistan, the people are questioning, now openly, the policy of nurturing various jihadi groups by the state. Is the state ready to change its skewed strategic culture is a question asked by many writers. Christina Fair, in her latest book Fighting to The End, is not very hopeful. But I would like to take some solace in what a retired senior official once said, “Old policies of the state are like the Titanic; they need time to change course.” I hope it does before we hit the iceberg…..

 
Islam,Terrorism and Jihad

Pakistan: The Blood Price Of Faustian Bargains
Mirza Waheed

It is perhaps another measure of the deep schisms in Pakistan's body-politic that apologists for such openly hostile groups go into conspiracy-theory mode every time the former commit an atrocity. Very soon, the Pakistani Taliban and their affiliates may have to distance themselves from their defenders in TV studios and on social media, because even when the Taliban triumphantly claim responsibility for murderous attacks, the apologists seem to say, "No, you didn't do it, bro." That evergreen excuse, the foreign hand, is invoked even as leaders of extremist groups openly address rallies in Pakistan's cities, threatening more murder. ….

 
Islam,Terrorism and Jihad

Pakistan Must Discard its 'Good Taliban, Bad Taliban' Narrative
Beena Sarwar

The Peshawar attack won't prevent future attacks unless the Pakistani government upholds the rule of law and prosecutes murderers. The Pakistan government has yet to prosecute those who are already in custody on terror charges, like the two attackers in the Ahmadi attacks of 2010, captured by Ahmadi worshippers and handed over to the police. Although charged under the Anti-Terrorism Act and still in custody, they have yet to be punished…..

 
Current Affairs

RSS Hindutva Antics Give Lease of Life to Muslim Right
Hasan Suroor

Narendra Modi's prime ministership may still be a work-in-progress, but for the wider Sangh Parivar it looks like mission accomplished and it might just as well go and hang out the buntings. For, in barely six months, it has succeeded in undoing years of hard work by the Muslim community to defang its own fanatical fringe. Just when it seemed that the Muslim Right had started to come under pressure, it has been given a new lease of life by groups such as VHP and Bajrang Dal with their relentless hate campaign…..

Islam and the West

However, amidst this flurry of activity there are few signs of any actual anti-extremist education taking place. Our concern is that the Prevent focus on identifying young people viewed as vulnerable to radicalisation is taking attention away from the need to promote the prevention of extremism through educational approaches that build individual and collective youth resilience that not only just teach the principles of democratic citizenship but actually put it into practice…..

 
Islam,Terrorism and Jihad

Time to Confront the Taliban Apologists in Our Midst
Maria Amir

The past two days have seen the country ‘congratulating’ itself for standing united in the face of this atrocity: Imran Khan has been revered for ‘calling off his Dharna’, our Prime Minister has been applauded for ‘acting quickly’ and demanding that the death penalty be enforced on prisoners on death row. We are all supposedly ‘united’. Really? Is the bar so low that we now congratulate ourselves for having had the decency to muster up a human response to an inhuman tragedy that goes beyond the power matrix? Apparently, it is…..

Islamic World News

ISIS ‘Executes 100 Deserters’ In Syria’s Raqqa
Fethullah Gülen

Arab World

Bombings Kill 10 in Iraq

Saudi Security Forces Kill Four ‘Terrorists’

India

Row over Indologist’s Anti-Islam Remarks at a Goa Conclave

Africa

Extremists in Nigeria Lining up Elderly and Shooting Them

Algerian Army Kills 3 Islamist Gunmen

Pakistan

Al-Qaeda ‘Bursting With Pain’ Over Pakistan School Attack

Four convicts in Musharraf attack case executed in Faisalabad

South Asia

Taliban IED Kills 7, Including Children in Kunar Province

7 Police Martyred, 5 Taliban Killed In Jawzjan Attack

Europe

Police Kill Knife-Wielding Man Shouting Islamic Slogans

Mideast

Quran Recitation and Candlelight Vigil in Ankara for Peshawar Victims

4 Houthis Killed In Clashes with Tribesmen in N. Yemen

Erdoğan ‘closely following’ judicial process against Gülen movement

North America

US Warns Its Citizens against Potential Threats in Pakistan

Southeast Asia

Police Source: Syria-Bound Indonesians Financed by Terror Convict

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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Islam, Women and Feminism

New Face of Terrorism in Afghanistan-Women Bomb Makers
Yasmine Hamdan, Lebanese Singer

Austrian Teen ‘Poster Girl’ Who Joined Daesh Killed In Syria

Lawmakers Put Violence against Women on the Agenda For 2015

Police Release Nine Indonesian Women and Children Bound for Syria

ISIS Pamphlet Authorising Child Rape Disgusts Indian Muslims

Mozambique Legalises Abortion in Effort to Stem Maternal Deaths

Young Kenya Girls Deplore Female Genital Mutilation

Protect Our Girls, Urges AU Special Envoy during Her Nigeria Solidarity Mission

All the Prostitutes of Turkey, Unite

Lebanese Singer Yasmine Hamdan Enters Oscars Race

Bangladesh Govt committed to women empowerment

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 
Islam,Terrorism and Jihad

It Wasn’t the Final Atrocity: From Time To Time, Pakistan Shall Continue To Witness More Such Catastrophes
Pervez Hoodbhoy

…if Pakistan is to be at peace with itself then it must seek peace with its neighbours and begin disassembling the apparatus of jihad. The bitter truth is that you reap what you sow Today, massive militant establishments hold the Pakistani state hostage. They run their own training centres, hospitals, and disaster relief programmes. When Sartaj Aziz, adviser to the prime minister on foreign affairs, said that Pakistan was not going to target militant groups which “did not pose a threat to the state”, he accidentally spilled the beans. In fact he was merely restating Pakistan’s well-known zero-sum paradigm — we live to hurt others, not to better ourselves…..

Islam,Terrorism and Jihad
How the Pakistani Taliban Became a Deadly Force
Declan Walsh and Douglas Schorzman

Through the years, the militants have also hit Pakistani military and intelligence targets, including a suicide bombing in the canteen of Pakistan’s elite special forces commandos, the Special Services Groups, and a hostage-taking inside the army’s General Staff Headquarters in Rawalpindi. The Pakistani Taliban were also behind fatal bomb blasts on softer targets like the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad in September 2008 and the Pearl Continental Hotel in Peshawar in 2009.....

 
Islamic World News

Afghan Army Operations Kill 141 Militants, 5 Soldiers Die in Attacks
Sartaj Aziz, Pak National Security Advisor

South Asia

Terrorism, Religious Extremism Threat to Our Existence: SAFMA

Arab World

Saudi Rulers Reconsider Ties to Wahhabi School of Sunni Islam

How the Sunni-Shiite Conflict Frames the Current Crisis in Iraq

Prophet’s Name Misused on Date Packs

India

Clerics Campaign against Wahhabis, Taliban at Urs-e-Razwi

IndiaWithPakistan Hashtag Crosses 1 Million on Twitter

Pakistan

Taliban Threaten To Kill Politicians' Kids Next

Govt, Army Pledge ‘Zero Tolerance’ Against Terror

Peshawar School Attack is 'Pakistan's 9/11': National Security Advisor

Mideast

Turkish Court Issues Arrest Warrant for US-Based Cleric Gülen

Three soldiers killed in Yemen ‘Al-Qaeda’ bomb attack

North America

‘US ready for increased cooperation with Pakistan on terrorism’

Africa

Child soldiers in CAR more than doubled, says charity

Government claims 1 in 5 terrorists in Libya from outside

Europe

A Simple Gesture Makes a Bold Statement against Anti-Muslim Bigotry

Southeast Asia

Hudud for Kelantan means Hudud for all, DAP says

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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Islam, Women and Feminism

ISIS Supporters 'Offering Cash to British Girls to Become Jihadi Brides’
Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi

Former Burlesque Dancer Ditches Booze and Converts to Islam

Muslim Women Sue in US Courts for Right to Wear Islamic Garb on the Job

Israel 'Targeting' Muslim Women Defending Al-Aqsa

Women Step Closer To Combat Role in UK Army

Youth Killed For ‘Honour’ In Pakistan

CEDAW and the Quest of Iranian Women for Gender Equality

India: Bihar Panchayat Bans Jeans and Mobiles for Girls

Pakistan Women's Team Win Bronze in Kabaddi World Cup

Half of Saudi Businesswomen Invest In Education

Saudi Women Investors Seek Support to Fight Red Tape

Malaysian Court Says Transgender People Aren’t Bad Muslims, They're Just Mentally Ill

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 
Islam,Terrorism and Jihad

In This Country... We Were Supposed To......
Mosharraf Zaidi

In this country, we were supposed to be able to seek knowledge. To pray safely, to love safely, to worship safely, to learn. We go to China quite a lot, but it is only to ask for things. To ask for weapons systems to use against India. To ask for forgiveness for allowing terrorists from ETIM to operate in our country. We never went to China to seek knowledge, or to ask why Chinese Muslims aren’t allowed to fast. In this country, we were supposed to live without fear. But here we are. We are scared of Modi and his Hindutvadis. We were never scared before. Over 1,000 years we lived with them, never scared. Now, we’re scared? Nuclear weapons, F-16s, tanks, MRAPs, night vision goggles, training, surveillance equipment, guns, bullets, and bombs. Why do we exist in fear in a free country?....

 
Islam,Terrorism and Jihad

The Poison Within: If You Keep Vipers in Your Garden Don’t Be Surprised If You Get Bitten
Irfan Husain

“IF you keep vipers in your garden,” goes the old proverb. “Don’t be surprised if you get bitten.” After years of getting bitten regularly, we have developed an immunity to snake venom. But every once in a while, a particularly poisonous serpent can still inflict a lot of suffering. And then cries go up to clear the garden once and for all. But soon, the pain subsides, and the soothing refrain goes up: they are our snakes, after all, and we can train them to behave better; they are only reacting to drone attacks; once the nasty Americans leave the neighbourhood, they will calm down; and we should not kill the snakes that only bite our neighbours…..

Islam,Terrorism and Jihad

Extremism's Innocent Victims: Children and Islam
Queen Rania

Islam did not kill children yesterday. Evil, depraved monsters of men did. They did so to scare us, to separate us and to sow the seeds of hatred and mistrust. We must not let them. There are no words to comfort the distraught parents of those innocent children. It's too soon. But we can stand with them in solidarity, regardless of race or religion. And we can work harder as a global family to protect our children. So that when they skip out of our homes in the morning, we know and they know that they will return to our arms later that day……

Islam,Terrorism and Jihad

These people have not committed this atrocity for only one reason. Not because they are Muslims, not because they are primitive, not because they are Pashtun, not because they have no sense of honour, not even because they are coldly advancing their interests. The generic version of this statement encompasses all these things: an ideological position, a strong sense of identity associated with righteousness and justice, an assessment of politics, and a large-scale strategic environment that permits, even encourages, this behaviour. This generic description applies to all of the multifarious sides in this mess.....

Islam,Terrorism and Jihad

Terrorism and Domestic Politics: Nawaz Sharif's Extremist, ISI Links
G Parthasarathy

In our public discourse on terrorism from territory under Pakistan's control, there has been a tendency to hold the military establishment as being solely responsible for the rise of terrorist outfits in Pakistan, as though the country's political parties are devoid of any responsibility for the burgeoning of radical Islamic groups in the country. The Deobandi-oriented Jamiat Ulema e Islam (JUI) headed by Maulana Fazl ur Rehman has backed the Taliban in Afghanistan, Harkat ul Mujahideen in J&K and Jaish e Mohammed, responsible for the hijacking of IC 814 and the December 2001 attack on our Parliament…..

 


TOP ARTICLE
Radical Islamism and Jihad
Facing massive appeal of Radical Islam, Moderate Muslims must refute Jihadist theology of violence with a coherent narrative of Islamic moderation, says Sultan Shahin at UNHRC in Geneva
Sultan Shahin, Editor, New Age Islam

We, the silent majority of moderate Muslims are disoriented. Can those Muslims who cherish democracy, peace, and pluralism still have a say in world affairs? Only a tiny fraction of one and a half billion Muslims see in the Quran and Hadees a permission to kill innocents from other sects and communities. But Islam or Islamism is being equated with terrorism because the vast majority of Muslims are still passive and silent.

Thirteen years after 9/11, the Islamist terrorist threat has become more diverse, more complex, and more dangerous. It seems that while the world has focused on fighting the terrorists militarily, it has not faced the challenge of the ideological narrative that Jihadism offers. It is this Islamist extremist narrative that has gained momentum now, animating not only groups like al-Qaeda, Taliban, Boko Haram, al Nusra, ISIS, etc but also independent actors who may prove even more dangerous. ...

What are we, the Muslim moderates, doing wrong? Why are our youth joining the radicals?

What has happened is that Jihadists have worked out a radical narrative of Islam, a complete theology of violence, xenophobia, hate and Islam-supremacism based on common Muslim beliefs which they are using to brainwash Muslim youth, while we moderates have no coherent narrative or theology of peace, pluralism, co-existence and gender justice to counter that.

So what is the way forward? In my view, this situation calls for a clear refutation of the Jihadist ideology and working out a coherent narrative and a consistent theology of Islamic moderation, peace and gender justice. If not now, when?.....

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