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Islamic Society

Since times immemorial it has been human nature to reverentially elevate a human being to a level of supremacy well beyond the normal standard of the society. Superstitions and ignorance had played an important role in it.  Taking advantage of these conditions, the people with higher intelligence procured and sometimes demanded such status for themselves. Often their attendants and hangers-on; the people with vested interests voluntarily accorded them even higher positions and sometimes made them gods and sons of gods. Pharaohs, Caesars, Emperors, Conquerors and Holy men fall into the above category......

 
Islam and Politics
Is Democracy Consistent With Islam?
Nauman Sadiq, New Age Islam

Is Democracy Consistent With Islam?
Nauman Sadiq, New Age Islam

Democracy is like a school and people are like children. We only have two choices. One, keep the people under the paternalistic dictatorships. Two, enrol them in the school of representative democracy and let them experience democracy as a lived reality rather than some stale, sterile theory. The first option will only produce half-witted dwarfs. But the second option will produce an educated human resource that doesn’t just consume resources but also creates new resources. We are on a historic juncture in the Middle East and North Africa in particular and the Islamic world in general. This is the beginning of a new era. This is the beginning of an Islamic Renaissance and Enlightenment.....

Radical Islamism and Jihad

ISIS Cannot Be Destroyed Through Military Operations, Terror Will Only Cease With the Collapse of Its Ideology
Harun Yahya

If we want a spirit based on love, compassion, pluralism, understanding and affection to prevail across the Islamic world, the way to bring this about is a return to the moral values of the Qur’an, which have been ignored for centuries. Through such concepts as, “You have your faith and I have my faith” and “There is no compulsion in the faith,” Islam laid the foundations of secularism, democracy and pluralism 1,400 years ago. Once people live by the Qur’an, nobody can be accused of heresy for belonging to a different sect, nobody will be killed for being a Christian or Jew, no criminals will be crucified and nobody will be enslaved because of a different ethnic origin. When people abide by the Qur’an, everyone, be they Christian, Jew, Muslim or atheist will live as first-class citizens, democracy will function properly and universal law will ensure the provision of justice……

 
Islam, Women and Feminism

Boko Haram Extremists Kidnap 50 Women, Several Children
Austrian Sabina Selimovic,15

Austrian Teenage 'Poster girl' Jihadist Believed To Have Been Killed

Aligarh's NGO Promotes Communal Harmony, Trains Women of Diverse Communities

Row erupts over wearing of Hijabs in UK schools

Afghan Graffiti Artist Shamsia Hassani Shortlisted For Artraker

Philadelphia Woman Who Posed In Muslim Garb Guilty Of Child Assault

Bangladesh Sets 2-Year Jail Term for Child Marriage

Now, a Formula to Uncover the ‘Love Jihadist ‘in India

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 
Islamic World News

‘Madrasas as Nationalist as Any Other Institute’: Chairman UPMEB
Saudi FM Prince Saud Al-Faisal

India

‘Shouted for Azad Kashmir and laughed at it later’

Europe

British Lord Calls to Ban Certain Passages of the Qur'an

Bosnian children attend 'ISIS summer camp' in Syria

Logan mosque bombarded with anti-Islamic leaflets in latest hate attack

Arab World

Islamic State Group Removes Art, Music from Iraqi Curricula

Syrian Army Ambushes Dozens of Militants in Qalamoun, Kills 37 Others in Deir Ezzur

Joint efforts needed to defeat IS: Prince Saud

Pakistan

Zarb-e-Azb: 31 militants killed

Qadri master of U-turn like his cousin Imran: Minister

Mideast

25 killed in Sunni and Shiite clashes in northern Yemen

Palestinian Authority compares Islamic State to 'settlers'

North America

Al-Qaida-inspired killers spreading like weeds

Islamic State post threatens to target 'the American depth'

US Scouts for Sunni Allies on the Ground in Iraq

Africa

Mystery airstrikes target Libyan Islamist militias

Boko Haram Subjects Children to Greater Violence

South Asia

Taliban beheads religious cleric in Uruzgan province

3 NATO service members killed in Kabul suicide attack

Southeast Asia

Dr M takes dig at West over western jihadists in Islamic State

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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Radical Islamism and Jihad

Portugal's Jihadists: Take Heed, Every Time These Jihadists Mention the Recovery of Al-Andalus They Are Also Referring To Portugal
Soeren Kern

Security analysts from Spain, however, are warning the Portuguese government against complacency. They argue that although the number of Portuguese jihadists may be small compared to other European countries, radical Muslims are becoming increasingly strident in their vows to re-conquer Al-Andalus—of which Portugal is a key component—for Islam. Al-Andalus is the Arabic name given to those parts of Spain, Portugal and France occupied by Muslim conquerors (also known as the Moors) from 711 to 1492, when both the Moors and the Jews were expelled by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella……

Islam and Politics

Love, Faith and Conversions
Mushirul Hasan

“If a modern Diogenes were to hunt out for Indians with his lantern,” wrote Syed Abdullah Barelvi, editor of the once renowned Bombay Chronicle, “he would be sure to come across fervid Hindus, bigoted Muslims and fanatical souls deeply engrossed with the problem of tirelessly finding out how unjustly their own particular community was being treated, and we would have to ask in sorrow: ‘Where are the Indians!’”……

Islamic Ideology

Why the ‘Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’ Is NOT an Islamic State
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan

…the Prophet never proclaimed that he was the Khalifa of Madinah, or the ruler of Madinah. According to books of Sirah (the Prophet’s biography), people of Madinah themselves gave this position to the Prophet at the time of the Hijrah. History tells us that when the Prophet, accompanied by one his companions, Abu Bakr, reached Madinah after migrating from Makkah, the people of Madinah welcomed him with these words: “Intalaqa Amirayn Mutaayn.” (Musnad Ahmad) That is, “You are our leader. We are ready to obey you.” This is the way in which a state came into existence in Madinah at the time of the Prophet…..

Islam and Politics
Islam and Democracy: Breaking Myths
International Imam Organization

“Real power does not hit hard, but straight to the point” is a popular Indonesian saying. Hitting straight to the point is the significance of Islam in Indonesian Politics. Islam and democracy are said to be in a relationship fraught with problems as Islam, allegedly does not allow secular law to be put above divine law. Unfortunately, there exists a fallacy of generalization that equates Islam to Arab culture. This identification of Arab culture to Islam has resulted in a misleading perspective that Muslim countries could not practice democracy and that Muslims cannot live under a democratic regime…

Islamic Ideology
Prof. Omar Abdullah Kamel: Kharijites of the Age
The World Association for al-Azhar Graduates

The most distinctive traits of Kharijites are challenging and deceiving the Imams of guidance. This was highly demonstrated when Dhul Khawaisira said, "O Allah's Messenger! Act justly." He considered himself more devout than the Prophet (pbuh) and judged Him wrongly, when he accused Him of injustice and not seeking equity in distribution of spoils…..

 
Islam and the West

Missing from the chorus of outrage, however, has been any acknowledgement of the integral role of covert US and British regional military intelligence strategy in empowering and even directly sponsoring the very same virulent Islamist militants in Iraq, Syria and beyond, that went on to break away from al-Qaeda and form ‘ISIS’, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or now simply, the Islamic State (IS). Since 2003, Anglo-American power has secretly and openly coordinated direct and indirect support for Islamist terrorist groups linked to al-Qaeda across the Middle East and North Africa. This ill-conceived patchwork geo-strategy is a legacy of the persistent influence of neoconservative ideology, motivated by longstanding but often contradictory ambitions to dominate regional oil resources, defend an expansionist Israel, and in pursuit of these, re-draw the map of the Middle East.......

 
Islam,Terrorism and Jihad

What Does Zawahiri Really Want?
Jawed Naqvi

Now that Ayman al-Zawahiri, the current Al Qaeda chief, has expanded his focus to South Asia as the new theatre of his group’s evolving strategy, all concerned countries in the cross hairs need to perhaps sit up and ponder counter measures. South Asia’s capacity to cope with any major emergency has been shown as ordinary if not dismal. There are, of course, the all-knowing security pundits who would ignore or have already dismissed as far-fetched Zawahiri’s televised threat to India, Bangladesh and Burma, with Pakistan and Afghanistan already under his active gaze……

 
Radical Islamism and Jihad

Islamism – The Radical Impostor Form of My Religion – Has Declared War on Islam
Qanta Ahmed

As a devout Muslim, the tragedies of recent days have packed an added blow for me. Along with the senseless loss of two promising young lives, I have been forced to confront the fact that the beautiful religion that continues to sustain me – that supports me in my life-giving work as a physician – is increasingly the domain of those who would use it to destroy everything I hold dear…..

 
Islamic Society

Financial Duties of the State and the Individual in Islam
Nikhat Sattar

Islam brought a system of cumulative financial responsibility based on a unique understanding of custodianship of resources, equity and interdependence among human beings. Everything in the universe belongs to God. But if we can never ‘own’ anything and must eventually return to Him, how can we lay claim to wealth that we only appear to accumulate in this world?....

 
The War Within Islam

This is not necessarily because all the Sunni-led countries of the Middle East are ambivalent about the group that claims to have created a Muslim caliphate across wide swaths of Syria and Iraq, and which beheaded a British aid worker this weekend. But intersecting allegiances and strategic aims mean some Arab countries feel they must tread cautiously……

 
Urdu Section

Al-Qaida’s Tape Announcing Formation of Qaiadat ul Jihad in South Asia   القاعدہ کا قیادت الجہاد کے قیام کا اعلان روضۂ رسول صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم کے انہدام کی سازش کی پردہ پوشی ہے

حکومت ہند اس غلط فہمی میں بالکل نہ رہے کہ داعش یا القاعدہ کا ہندوستان میں اثر نہیں ہے بلکہ اس سچائی پر دھیان دے کہ ذہنی طور پر ایسی فکر اور ایسے عمل سے قربت رکھنے والے لوگ موجود ہیں اور وہ کسی کمان کے منتظر رہے ہیں اس لئے حکومت پر فرض ہوتا ہے کہ وہ سازش کو دیکھے ۔ ہم یہ دعویٰ کرنے میں ابھی تک بجا ہیں کہ ہندوستانی مسلمان عالمی جہاد کا حصہ نہیں ہے لیکن تین حالیہ چھوٹے چھوٹے واقعات اس طرح کا اشارہ کر رہے ہیں کہ ہم قصابوں سے کام نہیں لے سکتے…..حکومت اس غلط فہمی میں ہے کہ ہندوستان میں داعش یا القاعدہ کا وجود نہیں ہے، حالاں کہ ان تنظیموں کے حامی تیار کئے جا چکے ہیں اور انہیں کسی کمان میں لانے کی ضرورت کے تحت یہ اعلان کیا گیا ہے ۔ ہندوستان میں ایک غیر ملکی کٹر پنتی انتہاپسندانہ فکر نے آزادی کے بعد سے اب تک پے در پے بننے والی مرکزی اور صوبائی سرکاروں کی ملی بھگت سے اپنا بنیادی ڈھانچہ تیار کر لیا ہے ۔ اب صرف اسے متحرک کرنے کی ضرورت محسوس کی جا رہی تھی اور کسی ضرورت کی تکمیل کے لئے الظواہری ٹیپ آیا جس کے اوریجنل ہونے کی تصدیق بھی ہو چکی ہے۔ ستمبر  2013 میں حیدرآباد میں ایک جلسے میں لکھنؤ کی ایک دینی درسگاہ سے وابستہ عالم دین کی تقریر بھی محل نظر ہے اور وہ عوامی بیانات بھی جس میں بین الاقوامی سطح پر سرگرم انتہا پسندی کی کھلی حمایت کا مظاہرہ کیا گیا ہے…

 
Arabic Section

ويأمر القرآن المسلمين بأن يحمدوا الله تبارك وتعالى الخالق والرحمن الرحيم. وهناك العديد من الآيات في القرآن الكريم التي تأمر الإنسان بحمد الله والثناء عليه خلال ساعات اليوم بصمت وبصوت عال. كما يطلب القرآن من المسلمين أن يذكروا الله تعالى في جميع الحالات - في الفرح والحزن، في الراحة والألم، في الترف والأزمة، في الغنى والفقر، في الحشد والعزلة. وينبغي أن لا تخلو لحظة واحدة من ذكره تعالى. القرآن يخبرنا أيضا أن في الجنة، سيغني سكانها غناء الحمد لله تعالى. عندما يلتقون بالسكان الآخرين، سيقولون "السلام عليكم" وعند مغادرتهم سيقولون الحمد لله. وهكذا كل من البداية والنهاية لكلامهم ستبدأ بحمد الله تعالى.

Urdu Section

Need for the Establishment of Islamic System  اسلامی نظام کے قیام کی ضرورت اور اہمیت

اسلامی نظام کے منقرض ہونے کے بعد اُس دور کے علماء کے سامنے یہ مسئلہ درپیش ہوا کہ اللہ تعالیٰ کی اطاعت تو قرآن کے ذریعے کی جاسکتی ہے لیکن حضور صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم کی اطاعت کس طرح سر انجام دیں؟ مسلمان اگر خوش قسمت ہوتے، تو وہ اس اسلامی نظام کو دوبارہ جاری کردیتے اور اس نظام کی معرفت اللہ و رسول کی اطاعت ادا کردی جاتی، لیکن اس دور کے علماء سے یہ لغزش ہوئی کہ انہوں نے اسلامی نظام قائم کرنے کے بجائے ، رسول کی اطاعت کو روایات کی طرف منتقل کردیا اور اس طرح انہوں نے اسلامی نظام کے قیام کا دروازہ ہمیشہ ہمیشہ کے لئے بند کردیا اور اسی وجہ سے انہوں نے روایات کو بھی وحی الہٰی کا درجہ دے دیا لیکن چونکہ روایات وحی الہٰی نہیں ہیں ۔

 
Urdu Section

Lessons in the Fate of Failed Kings  شاہ جہاں وقت
Samiullah Malik

دولت کی ہوس اور باہمی انتشار نے کام دکھایا ۔ ان کوتاہیوں نے کہاں کہاں ملتِ اسلامیہ کا راستہ نہیں روکا ، کیا کیا زخم نہیں کھائے ہم نے جہاں بھی شکست کھائی مڑ کر دیکھا تو کمیں گاہ میں کچھ اپنے نظر آئے ۔ حرص وہ بلا ہے جو انہیں  سوچنے کی مہلت تک نہیں  دیتی کہ بے حد و حساب دولت کس کام آئے گی، خاص طور پر وہ جس کےانبار غیر ملکی بینکوں میں لگائے گئے، چوری چھپے کے کھاتوں میں دھرے ہیں ۔ باہم خلفشار بھی کہاں کم ہوا، کس نے کس کی پیٹھ میں چھرا نہیں گھونپا ، اپنے پرائے جس کا داؤ لگا وہی موقع پاتے ہی اپنے کرم فرماؤں پر چڑھ دوڑا اقتدار تو دولت سے بھی بری بلا ہے۔

 
Islamic Society

In India many Sufis came from Arab, Afghanistan, Iran and other countries to spread Islam. They carried out their duty of propagating the message of Islam for centuries. None of them had the resources and wealth DrZakirNaik has. They did not have the reach DrNaik has but it was their utmost sincerity for the cause of God that helped them spread the word of God in every corner of the country. The people came to them and converted to Islam under their initiation. It was the personal decision of the individuals. Neither the neo-Muslim created hype over it nor the Sufi publicised his ‘achievement’ because he believed that if a non-Muslim came to him and converted to Islam at his initiation, he did not deserve the credit because only God gives guidance to anyone He wills.......

Radical Islamism and Jihad
Ban ISIS in India
New Age Islam Edit Desk

Ban ISIS in India

The security agencies, particularly the NIA have been reportedly monitoring the social media. But why only the social media? A section of the Urdu media has been publishing material that projects the ISIS as the fulfilment of the aspirations of the Muslims by establishing the so called caliphate. It has been ignoring its brutalities and atrocities against Muslims and non-Muslims alike. ISIS has been perpetrating these atrocities in total violation of Islamic precepts of peace and compassion for humanity, but doing it in the name of enhancing the glory of Islam which in their view calls for dominating the whole world……

Islamic World News

Term ‘Islamic State’ Is Slur on Our Faith, Say Leading UK Muslims
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavusoglu

Europe

London Exhibit Showcases Rare Arab Cinematic Memorabilia, Porn

India

BJP MP Claims Madrasas Offering Cash Rewards for Love Jihad

Sindhu Sena’s Prescription: Do’s And Don’ts to Tackle “Love Jihad”

Accused boy in alleged 'Love Jihad’ case turns out a Brahmin

Arab World

52 civilians killed by PKK in Syria

Islamic State executes eight Sunnis in northern Iraq

Islamic State militants destroy Sufi shrines in eastern Syria

Pakistan

Hafiz Saeed Is a Pak National; He Is Free To Roam Around: Pakistan Envoy

Qadri orders ‘Go Nawaz Go’ currency campaign

Federal Minister Asks Qadri to Disfigure Canadian Currency First

South Asia

China Raids Qur'an Schools in East Turkestan

North America

Several Arab countries offer to join air campaign on Islamic State, say U.S. officials

Attorney General announces plan to combat American militants

Africa

Splinter group breaks from al Qaeda in North Africa, swears loyalty to IS

Mideast

Ankara ‘likely to keep’ stance on ISIL action

Iran rejected US request for cooperation against ISIL: Khamenei

Southeast Asia

Malaysia enjoying booming but discreet trade with Israel, says paper

In Fight Against Islamic State, Indonesia to Intensify Surveillance

Australia

Number of Australians joining jihad in Iraq and Syria would be double had MUMS not reporting them to police

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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Islam, Women and Feminism

India: Wife Alleges Muslim Woman of ‘Love Jihad’ with Her Husband
UAE’s Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi

Kyrgyz Deputies Request Minister to Consider Rights of Girls Wearing Hijab

Connecticut Women Support Afghan Women

27 Saudis on Forbes 200 Most Powerful Arab Women list

Iraq Honours Its First Anti-ISIS Female Tribal Leader

First All-Female Business Process Service Centre Opens in Riyadh

I Am a Muslim American and I Deserve Respect

Leading Muslim Academic Calls on Irish Catholic Schools to Allow Wearing Of Hijab

Boko Haram Has Turned Many Women Beggars, Says Group

St. Paul Woman Unexpectedly Leaves Home For Syria

Iraqi Women Sold to IS Monsters like 'Cattle at an Auction': Report

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Radical Islamism and Jihad

It Sounds Like We Are All ‘Reluctant Fundamentalists’
Nuray Mert

It sounds like we are all “reluctant fundamentalists” now - this is what the debate over the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has turned into in Turkey. It feels like if we condemn ISIL without finding excuses we will betray our religious identity, legitimize Western interventionism, or even whitewash Western imperialism. That is why it is not only the Turkish hostages in the hands of ISIL that prevent us from discussing the issue. In fact, the best way to challenge all sorts of interventionism - or any kind of Western meddling in regional politics - is to have an honest debate on radicalism and fundamentalism in the name of Islam……

 
Islam,Terrorism and Jihad

Politics Must Play A Role in the Anti-ISIS War
Fareed Zakaria

Here we go again. The United States has declared war on another terrorist group. President Barack Obama’s speech Wednesday night outlined a tough, measured strategy to confront ISIS – which is a threat to the region and beyond. But let’s make sure in the execution of this strategy that we learn something from the 13 years since Sept. 11, 2001, and the war against Al-Qaeda. Here are a few lessons to think about……

 


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Islamic Ideology
Faith, Heredity and Conversion
Sultan Shahin, Editor New Age Islam
Faith, Heredity and Conversion
Sultan Shahin, Editor New Age Islam

All that one needs to be a good Muslim in India is a king-sized ego.  A very negative ego. An ego that tells you that you belong to a chosen community, the Ummat-e-Muhammadi. While the rest of humanity will go to Hell, literally, no matter how many good deeds the non-Muslims do, you will go to Heaven eventually, no matter how many evil deeds you do. If you are evil and a Muslim all that you need fear is a brief stint in Hell. The  fact  that you  belong  to the community of God's beloved  Prophet  Muhammad will  ensure that you eventually reach Heaven where you  will  be allowed  to  indulge in all the pleasures that are  forbidden  on earth. You can drink as much wine as you want. You can fornicate with as many women as you want. Indeed God is reduced to a supplier of wine and women for the Muslim residents of Heaven.  Such a view has nothing to do with Islam. But it has  not  been difficult  to  spread  this outlook among  the  ignoramuses  that constitute  the  overwhelming majority of Muslims.....

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