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  • @Safwan Muhammad Al-Shafi' Perhaps one of you must throw light into the system incl. the recent summons to ISIS. Cheers.'
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  • Dear New Age Islam Thanks for pointing out a very significant problem Muslims must take up, namely the role of Madrassas. ...
    ( By Bashy Quraishy )
  • The exact words of the Hadith in Arabic are as following: قال رسول الله صلی الله عليه وآله وسلم کنت نهيتکم زيارة القبور اَلا فزورُوها فانها ...
    ( By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi )
  • Haque Sb,: A little more of logic. All moral precepts have come from religion does not imply that all religions promote morality or even that every ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • I am not sure about the link between morality and all the so-called religions but surely with Islam, mortality has the strongest link. I have ...
    ( By Manzurul Haque )
  • The ideal situation would be when everybody goes around naked and people maintain their modesty by lowering their gazes below the knee. Being ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • BTW.. what is an original moral precept? Don't different ideas of morality run together in the same space-time continuum? Look at our moral landscape today...
    ( By secularlogic )
  • Why dont you go write this article in ultra muslim countries that force all women to don the Burka, irrespective of their religion? Why ....
    ( By secularlogic )
  • The only advantage that Hats Off has is that he is good with his "turn of the phrase". Anyone who is good with his language ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • So much wasted breath. Let people do what they want! Ever heard of free will?'
    ( By secularlogic )
  • ETHICS: Chapter 9 Kantian Theory : The Categorical Imperative: Section 4. Moral Law What is the "moral law"? When Kant speaks about ....
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  • Exhibitionism is sought to be crushed by modesty. Modesty is aggressively (after all a job is to be done) exhibited!'
    ( By Manzurul Haque )
  • A large part of Hindu concept of morality stems from the Philosophy of the Vedas. The Gita draws upon the wisdom of the Upanishads, which ...
    ( By secularlogic )
  • There are moments of mirth even on this bleak site. As I read the comments of one venerable gentleman below, the image of Rumpelstiltskin going ...
    ( By secularlogic )
  • There are so many peaceful org. like ISIS-Boko Haram-taliban-lashkre taiyba.jesh etc.., giving employment to only muslim youths...still I ...
    ( By Ram Avtar Gupta )
  • Fair. Rhetoric as yours are essential for the growth of the community and trust of others. The only conclusion I reach is a true religionist ...
    ( By Deepa Natarajan )
  • The Writings of New Age Islam provide me sanity in this crazy world....God bless your team'
    ( By Kartikaey Pulkit Mishra )
  • The situation is totally different in Kerala'
    ( By Safwan Muhammad Al-Shafi'i )
  • These begger hero's are annihilating all Islamic states by killing innocent people in the name of Quran.'
    ( By U.p. Ojha )
  • Don't be exclusive, but inclusive.'
    ( By Debaprasad Mohanty )
  • @Jayaraman Subri they are more educated then manuvadies passing out from saffron terror networks'
    ( By Iqbal Husain )
  • I appreciate questioning rhetoric from the community. Questioners are the mark of a secure society. More power to questioners!
    ( By Deepa Natarajan )
  • Not only Women , even men who pass out from such seminaries , do not have any basic knowledge of science , maths geography , ...
    ( By Jayaraman Subri )
  • Madresa graduates are really past masters in the art of begging.They beg all the year round, in the of mosques, madresas, yateem khanas(orphanage),and so on. ...
    ( By Maitham Kaivan )
  • @Aariz Mohammed Ek hi tou baat hai Bhai......Sach se kyu'n mun'h chipate ho aap Musalman......Mazhabi Jhooth-Mooth akhir kab tak chalega dost ?Aage badho aur apne ...
    ( By Naree Masand )
  • The caption should be 'Rethinking Madrasa Education'.
    ( By Aariz Mohammed )
  • All women Madarsa graduates should have admission in schools after certain age since life is not about couple of Hadiths which is part of the ...
    ( By Dr Muhammad Mukhtar Alam )
  • Madarsas should include modern teaching in their curriculum
    ( By Asad Khan )
  • Interesting'
    ( By Raj Kumar Bhadana )
  • And yes. West is good, and Islam is West , so we are all good, good. Unfortunately I firmly believe, West is bad in the ...
    ( By Manzurul Haque )
  • The rise of Wahhabism with its coerciveness, exclusiveness and austere puritanism is the most regressive and tragic development in the history ....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Hats off is back with his hat on! Does he continue to be so-called atheist Hindu? He seems to be quite disturbed that Mr Naseer ...
    ( By Manzurul Haque )
  • Naseersaab, You ask why philosophers are not in the business of producing moral precepts. Philosophers study and analyze knowledge. They ....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • The review sounded quite credible, and the book's author seemed well-read and well-informed, until I reached the part that discloses who the sponsor of ....
    ( By Usama Khalidi )
  • Royalj, You also ask "Why Pakistanis and Bangladeshis, who follow the greatest prophet who ever walked on the earth, are lagging behind the Indians ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Royalji. If you are done with your ala, bla.. I need to tell you that unlike BJP, Allah governs by laws and not by ordinances. ...
    ( By Manzurul Haque )
  • Royalj, It is you who has failed to answer simple questions. Try answering them if you can: 1. What do you ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • @Naseer: You have been caught red handed. You did not answer a simple spiritual question. What does Allah want: repentance of a sinner and turns ...
    ( By Royalj )
  • Hats Off,: With reference to two of my articles which incidentally are the same two articles being discussed now with GM Sb 1. ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • GM Sb, There is a history behind why the degree of PhD or doctor of philosophy is the highest academic degree irrespective of the subject. ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
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    In fact, the ideology of all the radical Islamist movements across the region is the same. It is distressing to note that the Turkish President endorses political Islamist movements like the Ikhwan al-Muslimun (Muslim Brotherhood) and Rabita al-Alam al-Islami (The Muslim World League) – a pan-Islamist movement massively funded by the Saudi government to expand the Salafi-Wahhabi network. More to the point, Erdoğan even soured its relations with the new Egyptian government which launched a crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood and banned the books of Sayyid Qutb, Hasan al-Banna, Shaikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi and all other ideologues of the Muslim Brotherhood, accusing them of fomenting ideological extremism among the Muslim youths. Notably, the Egyptian Ministry of Religious Endowments has removed Muslim Brotherhood’s literature from mosques, madrasas and libraries across the country.....

     
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    Maulana Wahiduddin Khan, New Age Islam

    Someone who is not at peace with God, with himself, with his family and with his neighbours but yet claims that he’s working for inter-community peace or even for world peace cannot be a true or successful peace activist. In other words, peace work, like charity, begins ‘at home’. Those who preach peace must first be peaceful with themselves and with their surroundings. Those who are not peaceful with themselves and others are only ‘professional’ peace activists...

     
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    Radical Islamism and Jihad

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    Although countries like Britain have for years been putting former extremists to work in think tanks to provide authentic voices against radical ideology, Mr. Morton is the first former jihadist to step into this public a role in the United States....

     
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    Faisal Devji

    But to make a Muslim politics possible, the “Muslim community” has to be destroyed, since defined as a religious minority; it has not only failed either to protect or advance its members politically, but, as the 2014 elections showed, made even its vast numbers irrelevant to India’s electoral arithmetic. If a Dalit-Muslim relationship is to be anything more than a temporary marriage of convenience, therefore, the “Muslim community” must be broken by caste just as its Hindu version has been...

     
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    Hasan Suroor

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    Sadanand Dhume

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    Mahyra Roy

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    Islamic Society

    “When we madrasa graduates enter the practical, mundane world we feel that our share in the new global village can only be on the margins. Here, the rules of the game are different and we have not learned them at our religious seminaries. In the job market our qualifications do not carry any weight. We are completely at a loss. Where can we go and what can we do? Probably, we cannot do much except begging. But that too is no easy task especially for those who carry big dreams of changing the world as God’s female soldiers and yet lacking even basic skills of bhikshus to beg for sustenance. Why the madrasa did not offer us a course in begging if it did not equip us with courses relevant for the job market? .... I know, I am rather harsh on my own alma mater but how else can I describe my deep pain and anguish. ۔۔۔۔۔ Feelings of a female madrasa graduate, Mumbai, February 18, 2013 (translation mine)...

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    Arshad Alam, New Age Islam

    The second observation of the Court was that they wanted to know if segregation was an essential feature of the Islamic faith. It is a matter of great shame that the Dargah trustees went at length to prove that it was essential to the Islamic faith. Marshalling passages from the Quran and Hadees, they went at great lengths to show how Islam indeed was a backward, regressive religion which limited the movement of women. The Court however was not convinced and could not find any merit in the argument that allowing women to pray at the Dargah will fundamentally alter the faith of Islam....

    Ijtihad, Rethinking Islam

    The respected one hundred thousand Ulama & Mashayekh, Imams and Muftis of Bangladesh were asked the following questions:

    1.         Does Islam, as a great religion of peace, support terrorism and extremist activities?

    2.         Did our prophets, especially our beloved Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (pubh), preach Islam by applying this type of brutal and ferocious method?

    3.         Is Jihad and terrorism the same thing in Islam?

    4.         Is terrorism a path to Heaven or Hell?

    5.         Can suicidal deaths be termed as a death of a martyr?

    6.         Is genocide legal in Islam?

    7.         Does Islam support killing children, women and old people?

    8.         Isn’t killing people while they are praying a crime?

    9.         Is attacking churches, temples, pagodas etc. legal in Islam?

    10.       Is it or is it not our duty to form social resistance against terrorists and extremists in the eyes of Islam?

    Read the Full Text of their over 6,000-word fatwa below:

    Translated from original in Bangla by NewAgeIslam.com

     
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    Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, New Age Islam

    To begin with it, Indian ulema will have to evolve a robust and progressive interpretation of the Islamic scriptures and a well-reasoned and rational understanding of the Islamic doctrines such as jihad, hakimiyah (God’s rule over the earth), khilafah (Islamic caliphate) and ishtishhad (seeking martyrdom) and al-wala wal-bara (love and hatred for the sake of God). These are some of the theological terminologies and references from the Quran and hadith that the violent Jihadists misconstrue to justify their atrocities. Indian Muftis need to articulate a complete and coherent Islam-based refutation of the takfirist theology itself, rather than resorting to the takfirism against the terrorists. Only then they can help to rescue the new-age gullible Muslim youths from the creeping ...

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    India's First 'Jihadi Movement,' Led By Syed Ahmed Barelvi
    Tufail Ahmad

    An interesting point that emerges in the book is that Syed Ahmed Barelvi's movement, which opposed shirk (polytheism) and bid'a (innovation in Islam), and later his role in jihad, was described as a "Wahhabi movement" in the tradition of  Ibn Wahhab of Saudi Arabia – even though he himself initially belonged to the Sufi tradition.....

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    Open Letter to Maulana Firangimahali: Why Do Moderate Ulema Stay Silent When Terrorists Claim - 'Islam Has Never Been A Religion Of Peace, Not Even For A Day'?
    Sultan Shahin, Founding Editor, New Age Islam

    I didn’t see you questioning the notorious tele-evangelist Dr. Zakir Naik when he said: “all Muslims should be terrorists” or when he said: “Quran allows Muslims to have sex with female slaves.” Indeed, you all kept quiet when Naik made hateful remarks like the following: “People in the west eat pork and hence behave like pigs. Pigs are the only animals in the world that invite their friends to have sex with their partners. Westerners also do the same.” Naik has made insulting other religions in the guise of comparative study or interfaith dialogue his speciality. But I find almost the entire fraternity of Muslim ulema coming out in his defence when it was discovered that his discourse inevitably inspired several people around the world who took to the path of terrorism.

    Worst of all, you and all other ulema kept quiet when Maulana Abdul Aleem Islahi of Hyderabad asked Muslims to pray for the Islamic State. In a press release available online he said: “Condemnation of their (Islamic State’s) action may not be called sagacity and will be considered against the spirit of Islam. … they have tried to fulfil the dream of a large section of Muslims and their determination has infused a new life into the concept of Caliphate. Their announcement (of caliphate) has surpassed Maulana Abul Kalam Azad and Maulana Abul Ala Maududi’s powerful writings and speeches about Caliphate and has realized the concept practically. …..

    Islam, Women and Feminism

    The Social Sexual Global Currency Crisis and the Banning of the Burkini
    Inas Younis, New Age Islam

    Man begins to realize that he needs, wants and desires woman, not as an either/or, not as a punctuation mark to the full sentence of his existence, but as the author of his entire life story. He must actually move past the calculations of a static reality and learn to recalibrate according to the fluid world of feminine needs and spiritual impulses. Woman seems to be the only one who holds the key to this ambiguous space outside of the playing field....

    Islam, Women and Feminism

    Ban the Burqa, Allow the Burkini
    Daniel Pipes

    ...the Burkini poses no danger to public security. Unlike the Burqa or Niqab, it leaves the face uncovered; relatively tight-fitting, it leaves no place to hide weapons. Men cannot wear it as a disguise. Further, while there are legitimate arguments about the hygiene of large garments in pools, this is obviously not an issue on the coastal beaches of France....

    Debating Islam

    There are thousands of debates on the internet regarding jihad. If on the one hand Muslim moderates are putting their utmost efforts to prove that Islam is a religion of peace, opponents are presenting some Quranic verses pertaining to Jihad and our own Hadith literature to prove the opposite. Ulema Islamic scholars) are maintaining a studied silence on this subject except giving general statements. … Clearly, Ulema need to go beyond making pious declarations of Islam having nothing to do with the offensive Jihad going on in several parts of the world today. They must take a stand and clarify why Islamic theologians over the centuries including reputed Indian ulema have interpreted war-time Quranic verses as calling for offensive jihad. These verses are being used both by Jihadis and Islamophobes to justify their respective viewpoints. It’s the religious duty of Ulema to come clean and clear the air, both for the sake of Muslim youth who are joining the Islamic State in growing numbers and non-Muslims who have come to fear Islam for obvious reasons

    Islam, Women and Feminism

    The Fatwa Hotline: 'We Have Heard Everything'
    Hamida Ghafour

    The woman tells her she has given birth twice and that both babies were stillborn. Now she is pregnant again. Her doctor has said the foetus is showing signs of severe complications and will probably die. The woman wants to know if Islam will permit her to have an abortion. After clarifying a few other details, Sheikha Naeema issues a fatwa. “If the foetus is severely ill and will not survive, you may have an abortion,” she tells the woman. “You must take advice from your physician, he will guide you. Religion does not conflict with medicine.”....

    Interview

    Maulana Wahiduddin Khan on Islam, Peace, Interfaith and Christian-Muslim Relations
    Victor Edwin SJ, New Age Islam

    Muslims have viewed Christians as their rivals instead of looking at them as partners. This was a big mistake that they made. For long, I used to think about why the Quran advises Muslims to help God just as the disciples of Jesus said that they would be God’s helpers. The verse in the Quran which mentions this is in the chapter called As-Saff: “Believers, be God’s helpers, as Jesus, son of Mary, said to the disciples, ‘Who will be my helpers in the cause of God?’...

    From the Desk of Editor

    With Our 7th Century Mind-Set, Can We Muslims Co-Exist With Other Religious Communities In Any Part Of The World?
    Sultan Shahin, Founding Editor, New Age Islam

    The Holy Quran had asked Muslims to fight for the existence of all those worship houses, synagogues, churches, monasteries, temples where God is praised in abundance.

    “…If God had not checked one set of people by means of another, there would surely have been pulled down monasteries, churches, synagogues, and mosques, in which the name of Allah is commemorated in abundant measure. Allah will certainly aid those who aid his (cause); —for verily Allah is full of Strength, Exalted in Might, (able to enforce His Will). (Qur'an, 22:40)

    You can see that here God makes the cause of protecting worship houses of all religious communities, “monasteries, churches, synagogues, and mosques,” as His own cause. But have you heard any Muslim demanding Saudi Arabia or Pakistan or Bangladesh or any other Muslim country where religious minorities face persecution, to desist and follow the dictates of the Quran for religious freedom and diversity? I would have thought that if Muslims followed Quran, not to speak of the charter of The United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we would be fighting Jihad against Saudi government to allow other religious communities to establish their own worship houses, against Pakistan and Bangladesh to stop persecuting Hindus, Christians and Ahmadis, etc.

    Islamic Ideology

    The Morality or the Immorality of the Institution of Slavery and the Quranic Permission That Allowed Sex with Female Slaves
    Naseer Ahmed, New Age Islam

    “The Qur'an, like the Old and the New Testaments, recognizes and regulates the practice of the institution of slavery. The Qur'anic legislation subsequently confirmed and elaborated in the Shariat Law, brought two major changes to ancient slavery with far-reaching effects. One was the presumption of freedom; the other, the ban on the enslavement of free persons except in strictly defined circumstances. The Arabs practiced a form of slavery, similar to that which existed in other parts of the ancient world. The Quran urges kindness to the slave (4:36; 9:60; 24:58) and recommends liberation of slaves by purchase or manumission….

    Islamic Society

    Indian Muslims: Lopsided Priorities; Introspection and an Engagement with This World Is Missing
    Arshad Alam, New Age Islam

    But perhaps the problem is much deeper and it has to be so with the way Islam itself is seen by its followers. For the adherents of this religion, Islamic supremacy is the norm since it believes that Islam is the most perfect and true of all religions. …

    Things can be rectified. But for that Muslims have to understand that theirs is not the only religion in the world which is divinely revealed. Moreover, they have to think anew their relationship with the nation state where they are in a minority. Islam has to take a back seat because there is nothing here which can tell them how to interact when they are in a minority situation. The only way forward is to accept the new challenges and altered realities which have come in the wake of modernity. Sadly, such introspection and an engagement with this world is missing.

    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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    Radical Islamism and Jihad
    Open Letter to Maulana Firangimahali: Why Do Moderate Ulema Stay Silent When Terrorists Claim - 'Islam Has Never Been A Religion Of Peace, Not Even For A Day'?
    Sultan Shahin, Founding Editor, New Age Islam

    I didn’t see you questioning the notorious tele-evangelist Dr. Zakir Naik when he said: “all Muslims should be terrorists” or when he said: “Quran allows Muslims to have sex with female slaves.” Indeed, you all kept quiet when Naik made hateful remarks like the following: “People in the west eat pork and hence behave like pigs. Pigs are the only animals in the world that invite their friends to have sex with their partners. Westerners also do the same.” Naik has made insulting other religions in the guise of comparative study or interfaith dialogue his speciality. But I find almost the entire fraternity of Muslim ulema coming out in his defence when it was discovered that his discourse inevitably inspired several people around the world who took to the path of terrorism.

    Worst of all, you and all other ulema kept quiet when Maulana Abdul Aleem Islahi of Hyderabad asked Muslims to pray for the Islamic State. In a press release available online he said: “Condemnation of their (Islamic State’s) action may not be called sagacity and will be considered against the spirit of Islam. … they have tried to fulfil the dream of a large section of Muslims and their determination has infused a new life into the concept of Caliphate. Their announcement (of caliphate) has surpassed Maulana Abul Kalam Azad and Maulana Abul Ala Maududi’s powerful writings and speeches about Caliphate and has realized the concept practically. …..

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