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  • The data for the last two years shows a reduction in incidents of communal riots and acts of terrorism by the "Islamists" showing a ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • To, Nasser Ahmed Again I am not interested in your figures what my point argument was very diffrent but you proved it by yourself by saying ...
    ( By Aayina )
  • It is unfair to say that the US allows the ISIS to continue its activities without understanding the mindset of ...
    ( By Royalj )
  • The GTI Reports cover only incidents of terrorism. The GTI - 2015 reports covers the incidents in 2014. There were 90 deaths in 2014 from ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Looking at the globally connected world one can see that Muslim countries are in a state of upheaval, especially in the Middle-East. I agree ...
    ( By Iftekhar Hai )
  • New Age Islam's selection from Pakistani press is balanced and based on analytical selection. I have been following up its selection from the Pakistani press, ...
    ( By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi )
  • To Naseer Ahmed I already said that your may be right. Let me clear First thing I am not interested any analysis done by outsiders in case ...
    ( By Aayina )
  • 'Violence More Common' In Bible than Quran, Text Analysis Reveals; It is true. The God of the Bible had the necessity to assert His status ...
    ( By Royalj )
  • Clerics participating in the conference insisted that the Government promote Sufi content in syllabus taught as part of higher Islamic studies. It is a good prescription ...
    ( By Royalj )
  • Can the ISIS survive even for a week if the US decides to bring it down? When the US could bring down Saddam Hussein with ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • First of all, the figures are not mine. They are from the report which is cited in the article and the article purports to be ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Of course, Islam has nothing to do with terrorism. It is a spiritual path to salvation, not a political ideology for dominating the world....
    ( By Mannai bava )
  • Pakistan Ulema Council Declare Daesh 'Khawarij'." . . . Commendable statement....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • The Iranians and the Saudis are among the worst offenders when it comes to handing out death penalties. Muslims should be among the staunchest ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Ms. Haidar's argument is faulty. The war against ISIS is in fact a global war, whether we like it or not. The terrorist attacks of ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Good to see Educated enlightened Muslims trying to pull back Islam from the abyss of superiority and Jehadism
    ( By Anupam Ta )
  • To Naseer Ahmed. You figures may be right but terrorism done by Muslim is very important than all other, all other fight are fight for obtaining ...
    ( By Aayina )
  • At last--a very interesting counterview--well researched and presented. "Moderate, progressive Muslims ....
    ( By David D'Costa )
  • Point well made by Sultan Shahin in this article- The idea of Jihad against kuffar (non believers) and hijrat (emigration) to the so-called Islamic State ...
    ( By Anil Vashist )
  • “At its day-long 'Anti-Terrorism' conference held in New Delhi, the AITUI also made a strong pitch for "critical examination" of Islamic studies imparted across varsities ...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus غلام غوث )
  • Though peace orthodoxy of Sufis or Barelvis, but it is more than 100 percent sure that these 'Barelvis' or Sufis will never support ISIS. ...
    ( By Ravi Kumar )
  • Shifting from Wahhabi/Deobandi orthodoxy to Barelvi/Sufi orthodoxy is not much of a cure. Where are the progressive/moderate/liberal Muslims?​...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Growing acts of intolerance and communal tension where particular communities are marginalised, do not “celebrate plurality, and allow ....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Media reporting gives a distorted picture of the reality. According to the GTI-2015 Report the following is the break-up of deaths due to terrorism:...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Aayina, what you say is true. Sad!'
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • To Ghulam Mohyuddin We have seen how Indian Muslim mind set are confused, what they are going to help police when ther own mind are confused or ...
    ( By Aayina )
  • one day this will became shirk in Muslim man so called Godman (molvies, imam and schoalers) will start mohim against this. If Hindus start to worship ...
    ( By Aayina )
  • To Sultan Shahin You have written the article some of it portion which reflects that Muslim should not try to show supremacy of their ...
    ( By Aayina )
  • Well said, Feroze Mithiborewala sahib!
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Muslims must work with the police to make sure that such dangerous characters are apprehended before they do any serious harm.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Obnoxious views! Holding such views may not be a crime but spreading such views and trying to incite a rebellion must be regarded as a ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Excellent analysis by Tufail Ahmad. Please add these facts also: Hindus willingly and enthusistically participate in muslim festival of Muharram. I have seen ...
    ( By Lalit M. Arya )
  • Today so called Muslims are not quarreling together to establish the real principle of Islam, but they are quarreling together to implement their own view ...
    ( By Syed Mohd Quatadah )
  • This is a very important article and honestly spells out the enormous challenge that confronts both Muslims and all of Humanity. Our collective ...
    ( By Feroze Mithiborwala )
  • It is a dearest request to every muslim brother & sister to share this post as much as possible to retain the spirituality ...
    ( By Iftekhar Alam )
  • We the progressive community of muslims hindus christians and other like minded should immediately work in this direction so that society becomes worth living.....
    ( By Veer Ji Raina )
  • The post by the Islamic scholar speaks by itself. The necessity he felt to put-up his thoughts is self introspective. All fake intellectuals, fake "generous" ...
    ( By Girish Pathak )
  • I feel you are doing the right thing. Untill and unless liberalisation happens within the islamic theology and principles, terrorism is not going ....
    ( By Babaji Vedanti )
  • True fact'
    ( By Meera Chaudhury )
  • Islamic terrorism will stay till theological injunctions are not corrected
    ( By Sanjay Narain )
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    TOP ARTICLE

    Islam and Pluralism
    Indian Muslim orthodoxy's response to demands of modernity: Can Muslims co-exist with other religious communities in plural societies?
    Sultan Shahin, Editor, New Age Islam

    While the evolution of this comprehensive and coherent theology of peace and pluralism will remain a continuing process, the already available essential elements of this theology should be brought to the Muslim masses. Since support for such a venture cannot be expected from clerics, of any hue,  popular acceptance of this theology should be gained through the use of media as well as genuine grassroots movements.

    Essentially, Jihadism is a Muslim problem and Muslims must tackle it. But the societies in non-Muslim majority countries can help kick-start the debate.  It must be understood that a madrasa graduate who has been brainwashed into believing, as most are, that "life begins in the grave," is a ticking time bomb that should be defused with the same urgency as other bombs are. A secular government should not allow anyone to spread the poison of intolerance and xenophobia either in mosques or in madrasas. A study of what is taught in Indian madrasas, and the content of sermons delivered in mosques, is urgently required. If found intolerant, supremacist, exclusivist and xenophobic, the ulema, madrasas and imams should be confronted with them and asked to change.

    Also, the least the government of India can do to ameliorate the plight of Muslim women today is to promulgate a law similar to Pakistan's  Muslim Family Laws Ordinance of 1961, with just one difference, fixing the age of marriage of girls at 18, instead of 14, as in the Ordinance. This should have been done along with reforms in Hindu personal laws in the 1950s, or at least immediately after reforms in Muslim laws in Pakistan. But better half a century late than never. Male chauvinist Indian Muslim ulema will still howl in protest. But they will not have much to say as these reforms have been acceptable to their counterparts in Pakistan and Bangladesh for over half a century. ...  Muslims have to start reclaiming the Islam that the Prophet had brought and rethinking how it can be lived and practised in the vastly changed circumstances of the 21st century.

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