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  • Why r you debating with such guys who do not know any basics of Islam. Khawarij were the biggest claimant of the Quran and drew ...
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  • Satans are those who concoct the meaning of the Quran to play their agendas...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • What is the role of Satan but to mislead?When the ahadith distort the meaning of every subject covered by the Quran, the ahadith, as ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Salman Rushdie wrote “Satanic verses”. Naseer wrote, “The satanic ahadiths”....
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • The question you asked, is answered in my first comment on the subject By Naseer Ahmed - 10/4/2018 2:20:12 AM.
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  • you - a progressive muslim? how many progressive muslims you know are in cahoots with cair?'
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  • After hearing the recitation of the complete Ramayana, a listener asked, "who is Rama?" GM sb’s question is in the same league!....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Aren't you the literalist Village Mullah here? This is what ails Islamic scholarship in general....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Hats Off's demented rant does not deserve a response. He thinks he is entitled to continue his bitter hate war against Islam and against progressive ...
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  • Thank you Bhai Ghulam Mohiyuddin for your kind comment'
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  • Dear Naseer Ahmad sb, thanks so much for your kind words.'
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  • "The fact remains that a mosque stood at the demolished site and to declare it as a temple, the Supreme Court will need more imagination ...
    ( By KK Muhammed )
  • You are going far from 2:282 in order to throw dust in our eyes. Your task is just to explain:...
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  • You have never given a coherent description of your understanding of what happened....
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  • Thank you for bringing a wonderful human being to our notice!
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  • Ayan Hirsi started out as a voice of legitimate protest but now is wholly coopted by her neocon benefactors.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • آپ دعوی کرتے ہیں کہ آپ قرآن مجید کی اطاعت کرتے ہیں اور معاذ اللہ ہزار بار استغفرا للہ کے آپ اپنے مضامین اور ان ...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • “… the most relevant verses on hijrat applicable to all at all times......
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  • Are your beliefs contrary to the following?......
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Let us get this right. Are you saying that for you the Quran in itself and by itself is clear and there is no ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • so you think your nemesis (the IIT trained ulama) is a conspiracy theorist. well. and sanguine good!.....
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  • You say to me, “For me, Raza Ahmad Khan, the Deobandis the Maududis and every other scholar and imam are completely irrelevant as they are ...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • You say to me, “For me, Raza Ahmad Khan, the Deobandis the Maududis and every other scholar and imam are completely irrelevant as they are ...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • Naseer sb, you said to me, “You are such an ignoramus, that on the topic Why Indian Muslims do not need to follow Extremists’ Call ...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • You are the biggest liar on this website.
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • Naseer, What amount of money do you take for writing against Islam?...
    ( By Tahseen )
  • The name of Mughal Sarai has been changed.....
    ( By Austin )
  • what makes you think that when even an oral contract is valid, a written contract without any witness or only with a single witness ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Go through the previous comments and watch the videos. You will get your answers...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Forget what the NIST said. Just answer my question.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • The fact that oral contracts are valid is not a justification for rating a woman's testimony as having less standing than a man's testimony...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Thanks Mr Sultan Shahin for saying same the whole world wish to say.But see reactions to even your, inspite of your being Muslim, views.....
    ( By BalramSingh Kushwaha )
  • I don't know who this man is, what is his aim, is going to trust a deeni illahi or a new qaidani religion.'
    ( By Hakeem Mohammad Shafi )
  • Islam is a misguided religion founded by a mad man , at God revealing the words of Koran is the biggest of lies'
    ( By Thomas Chandy )
  • This so called Sultan seems to be the spokesperson of some western lobby,who are closing their eyes on the terror unleashed by the Zionists on ...
    ( By Abdul Haq Chisti )
  • Dilip Ray muslims ruled more than 800 years over india still the majority population is non muslim....
    ( By Mohammad Mudasir )
  • Mugabe Mumbasa honestly Hinduism is not stagnant time and again reformers are born to correct it can the same said of Islam ?'
    ( By Manjunath Manju )
  • Showkat Khanday speak for yourself never drag dalits for the whole world knows who is who'
    ( By Manjunath Manju )
  • Dilip first reform your own religion which is steeped in Superstition. Honestly how much cow piss have you drunk recently.'
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    the mainspring of thinking of both these groups, indeed all Islamic scholars of all schools of thought was Quran and except in the case of Mutazillah, Hadith. All of them may have violently disagreed with one another, even thrown each other in prison and got one another lashed, but they were all very sincere seekers of the Truth of Islam. The proof of their sincerely lies in the fact that not one of them recanted, despite facing extreme persecution by the Khulafa of their times. And the source of their thinking was Quran alone in the case of Mutazillah and Hadith and Seerah too in the case of others. Apart from Zahiris and Hanbalis, all of them had studied Greek philosophy, but their primary faith was in Islam and Islamic scriptures.

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    The principles that Islam has formulated for establishing peaceful mutual coexistence can surely help the world get rid of all sorts of oppressions, violence, riots and clashes. Islam does not like polytheism (shirk) but at the same time the Quran has taught its followers ways to deal with the Mushrikin or idol-worshippers....

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    Sultan Shahin, Founding Editor, New Age Islam

    Mr. President,

    Even17 years after 9/11, terrorism in the name of Islam is nowhere near its end. Yet, all that one hears from Muslim leaders is rhetoric against Islamist terrorism. No concrete action has been taken to cleanse the Islamic theology of totalitarianism, xenophobia, intolerance and a historical urge to expand the land of Islam through offensive Jihad. One would think that at least Sufi Muslims, who have been for long a victim of Jihadism, an offshoot of neo-Khwarij Salafism, would introspect and look into their own theology and purify it from elements of political Islam.

    This may sound strange to some. For, Sufism has been identified as the antidote to Jihadism. But we must also understand that Sufi theologians too have been votaries of Islamic world domination. The strangest thing that is happening now is that rather than cleansing their theology of traces of political Islam, sections of Sufi Muslims are actually engaged in what can be called a Wahhabisation of Sufism. The inclusive doctrine of Wahdatul Wujood (unity of being) has been replaced by exclusivist doctrine of Wahdatul Shuhood (unity of perception). Enlightening Sufi books teaching mysticism, ethics and morality have been taken out of the courses of study from Sufi madrasas and women are being barred from visitation of shrines.

    I would like to appeal to Muslim governments represented in the Council to introspect and cleanse the Islamic theology of elements of totalitarianism and offensive Jihad for world domination. There are war-time instructions in Islamic scriptures that should not be considered applicable to us Muslims today in the 21st century. Instead, what even earliest Sufi and Salafi theologians have said is that one so-called sword verse alone has abrogated 124 early verses of Quran preaching peace and pluralism....

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    The Muslim Ummah of the present era can regain its lost honour, authority and glory only through the unconditional practice of righteousness. The honourable rank and position were attained by the Muslim community in the past through righteousness and can only be regained through practising it in future.  The Holy Qur'an and Allah's Messenger (pbuh) have repeatedly stressed on proper utilisation of ‘Taqwa' as the most powerful instrument for reshaping human nature, remoulding morality and spiritual horizon of the believers. ...

    Islam,Terrorism and Jihad

    Facing The Jihadist Challenge: Muslims Need To Refute Jihadis’ Xenophobic, Supremacist, Millenarian Thesis And Focus On Islamic Pluralism, Says Sultan Shahin At UNHRC In Geneva
    Sultan Shahin, Editor, New Age Islam

    Facing the brutalities of Islamist terror, while President Obama will not go beyond calling it violent extremism, the head of Sunni Islam's oldest seat of learning, Jamia al-Azhar admitted in a counter-terrorism conference in Mecca that extremism was caused by “corrupt interpretations of Quran and the sayings of Prophet Muhammad”, and Islamic curriculums needed to change.

    This call for reform, coming from Jamia Al-Azhar, is gratifying. But a half-hearted approach to reform will not work. The problems Muslims face are very basic and cannot be solved with mere tinkering with text-books. The global Muslim community will have to introspect. One question repeatedly asked, for instance, is about the contextual verses of the holy Quran that are utilised by Jihadists to brainwash our youth. Jihadists present these contextual verses as an eternal guide for Muslims.

    One would imagine that the followers of Islam who believe, and many certainly do, that Islam is a religion of spirituality, peace, coexistence and tolerance, would be up in arms against the Islamic State. But while routine denunciations from some sections do come occasionally, there is no outrage visible in the Muslim society. The world cannot help noticing that while tens of thousands of Muslims come out on streets to demonstrate the moment there is an allegation of so-called blasphemy against any one, hardly any Muslim would protest at the myriad brutalities perpetrated by Islamist terrorists.

    Clearly there is something wrong, some disconnect, some deeper and more complex phenomenon at work than what can be understood from a superficial look at the issue. Instead of expressing outrage, we find thousands of Muslim young men and women running from their comfortable homes, private schools and cushy jobs to fight and join in the brutalities of the so-called Islamic State. Some 12,000 Muslim young men and women are said to have joined so far from 80 countries……

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    Naseer Ahmed, New Age Islam

    On the Meaning of Khatm e Nabuwwat
    Naseer Ahmed, New Age Islam

    I consider it unfortunate that the Ahmediya’s call their imam a prophet, but then I equally consider every belief different from my beliefs as unfortunate. Beyond the problem with nomenclature, there is little that you can find fault with in their beliefs. If they had called their leader Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian an Imam rather than Nabi, there would have been no problem at all. In my opinion, the Ahmediya websites provide the best Tafseer on the Quran, and the Ahmediya are good Muslims, who honour the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and Allah. Their beliefs do not dishonour Islam, and they are a people we can be proud of and be friends with....

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    'Make Revolutionary Changes in the Islamic Theology of Consensus to Fight Jihadism': Sultan Shahin Asks Muslim Nations at UNHRC in Geneva
    Sultan Shahin, Founding Editor, New Age Islam

    Sixteen years after 9/11, the issue of Jihadi terrorism has become even more complex and widespread.

    First, though Jihadism is a violent offshoot of Wahhabism and Salafism, the international community has allowed the fountainhead of Wahhabi/Salafi ideology to continue to spend tens of billions of dollars to Wahhabise the world Muslim community.

    Second, we recently saw with horror, but without any protest from the international community, the sight of a UN-designated terrorist, with a ten-million-dollar bounty on his head, launch a political party and nominate another US-designated terrorist to contest democratic elections in Pakistan. Apparently, some countries can ignore UN directives with impunity.

    Third, the Muslim community has failed to grasp that Jihadism spread so rapidly around the world because at its core it is not very different from the theology of consensus that informs the religious beliefs and practices of all Muslim sects. That is why Jihadis are not impressed when we Muslims either proclaim that Islam is a religion of peace and pluralism or when we try to wash our hands off Jihadism by claiming that it has nothing to do with Islam. If we Muslims want to live as honourable citizens in the 21st century’s globalised world, we must rethink our consensus theology in all its dimensions and make revolutionary changes to bring it in line with the needs of present times....

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