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  • Ghulam Mohiyuddin, it is a great point! And I appreciat it... and God willing will include it as your quote. "If we call their ...
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  • Rational says, "i can't let them go. they coerce on every step and everywhere." . . . .   You can spend your life fighting ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • If we call their Book false, they will call our Book false! Let us learn to respect the Books of others.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • A step in the right direction!
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  • There is no clear Quranic injunction banning slavery. Freeing slaves was considered a pious action. Sex with captives was allowed. Saudi Arabia banned slavery ...
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  • ***** CORRECTION TO THE ARTICLE ****** Thanks for pointing out the mistake, “and he could have prevented Jesus from the crucifix.” My apologies for the same, ...
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  • If I am also to make broad statements like Dear Mr. Naseer Ahmad Sir, then I would say, that Mr. Naseer Ahmad Sir is ...
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  • Sufism represents omnipresence  of   the Creator the Vedanta and spirit of equality of Islam.They sang of love and criticized  al. kinds  of social ...
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  • بعض الآيات المتعلقة بالتقوى فيما يلي:  وَتَزَوَّدُوا فَإِنَّ خَيْرَ الزَّادِ التَّقْوَىٰ ﴿١٩٧ البقرة﴾ وَلِبَاسُ التَّقْوَىٰ ذَٰلِكَ خَيْرٌ ﴿٢٦ الأعراف﴾ لَمَسْجِدٌ أُسِّسَ عَلَى التَّقْوَىٰ مِنْ أَوَّلِ يَوْمٍ أَحَقُّ أَنْ تَقُومَ فِيهِ ...
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  • Sadaf,Looks like your company "Global Design Cell" is without good projects. You seem to have joined the project of the "Sufi minded" which is ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
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  • Wahabi rational, I need your Zakat/ Khairat for a charitable cause, how much can you pledge? Yehi to ek cheez hai wahabion ke paas. ...
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  • Sultan sahebi hope you will move in right direction without being influenced by sectarian pandits.i have no problem if you condemn wahabis. let it ...
    ( By rational mohammed yunus )
  • True observations and conclusions.
    ( By rational mohammed yunus )
  • hangama hai kyon barpa thodi si jo pee li haidaaka to nahi daala chori to nahi kee hai.why Muslims don't want normal education to ...
    ( By rational mohammed yunus )
  • It is a good, and courageous move. Don't oppose it. Every child needs modern education. You cannot study scriptures alone. Don't see everything as ...
    ( By secularlogic )
  • "Let them believe what they believe and I shall believe what I believe." Unless they try to coerce you to their way of thinking."i ...
    ( By rational mohammed yunus )
  • Sadaf what happened? Saanp soongh gaya.jab zakat/khairat khtam ho jaaye to phir ME chale jaana.
    ( By rational mohammed yunus )
  • Mr. Naseer is the one who is sectarian, because his resistance in identifying the forces who have been playing roles to bring militancy in ...
    ( By sadaf )
  • if a wahabi is occupying position of interviewer or examiner, and you want to take your thesis against wahhabism, you can hardly a chance ...
    ( By Shahid Ali )
  • Shahin Sb,   I agree with you on dissociating with extremism in all its forms. I however disagree with you on using sectarian terminology to stereotype Indian Muslims. ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Rational asks, "why it is not important?" . . . . .   It is important only if polemics and debate were your main interest. Otherwise your ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • well said Brigadier ...
    ( By Gursharan )
  • Dear Naseer Saheb, Please send me writings, even quotations from Shaikh Ahmad Sirhindi, Shah Waliullah and Raza Ahmad Khan Barelvi, instigating or justifying violence ...
    ( By Sultan Shahin )
  • Sadaf  is just making an attempt to scuttle the discussion. Let us ignore him. The discussion is about Indian Muslims who are divided by GRD into ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • I APPLAUD THE WRITER,AAKAR PATEL,FOR BEING SO CANDID ABOUT THE MIDDLE CLASSES IN  MY COUNTRY KNOWN AS INDIA.IT HAS BEEN NEARLY 68 YEARS FOR ...
    ( By Syed Ali )
  • sadaf - 7/2/2015 2:07:24 PMfortunately your barailvi/sufi brothers are no better in beliefs and actions you mentioned in your comment.Ask prophet hz ...
    ( By rational mohammed yunus )
  • Sadafkhushkhabri!Soon a bidati will be my guest. He says 'allah hafiz' instead of 'khuda hafiz'. i say khuda hafiz even as wahabi or ex-muslim.who ...
    ( By rational mohammed yunus )
  • "Saale, I tell you once again as I have told you before what a wahabi is."Bravo! Mashallah! Sadaf is back with Islamic manners!there is ...
    ( By rational mohammed yunus )
  • Let us recall first interfaith dialogue between the prophet and Christians of Nazran.what was its motive? and what it ended into? finally  how it ...
    ( By rational mohammed yunus )
  • correction:well i believe based on history written by Muslims that Islam didn't give to non-Muslims what it should have given neither in prophetic era ...
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  • ("People, We created you all from a single man and a single woman, and made you into races and tribes so that you should recognize ...
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  • GMwhy it is not important? If all were peaceful, Is it not an effort to divert from Sufis? why their beliefs are not important? ...
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  • Rational says, "ask Sufis if they agree with this." . . . .   Why ask anyone? If you agree with it, that is all that ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • This is what Sadaf wrote after returning from Bahrain having spent several years in Dubai and Bahrain. Are you with GDC or have you returned ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Books preaching intolerance, violence, exclusivism and supremacism must be condemned. We need more books and sermons that posit the essence of Islam, viz peace, nonviolence,  ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Sadaf Shahbaz is back from ME have spent a few years in UAE and Bahrain. The first thing he did on his return was ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Saale, I tell you once again as I have told you before what a wahabi is. He is the one who worships the black ...
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  • The wahabi minded Mr. Naseer is black stone parast but think that worshipping that stone is Islam while people flocking to the graves of ...
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    Radical Islamism and Jihad
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    Sultan Shahin, Editor, New Age Islam

    Now the question is, how do we go forward? If we really want to make a difference, we will have to start a substantive dialogue with the ulema and make sure that they agree to:

    1) open the gates of ijtihad, rethinking all tenets of Islam in the light of the situation prevailing today. As we have not done our homework for over a millennium, this will have to be pretty revolutionary.

    2) declare that only constitutive and essential, not the contextual and allegorical verses of Quran, are meant to guide us today.

    3) compile Qur'anic verses in the order in which they were revealed, thus restoring primacy to Meccan verses that mostly constitute the essential and universal teachings of Quran, as they can be understood without any need for knowing the context in which they were revealed.

    4) declare that Ahadees cannot be considered any form of revelation from God. Islamic State’s millenarian thesis is almost entirely based on ahadees, though they use some allegorical verses of Quran as well. The claim of al-Baghdadi leading an end-time war, al-Malhama, just before the final Armageddon, has been a big draw. Some Muslims have come to think life on earth has no meaning left in the times of al-Malhama and so are rushing to join the war.

    5) declare that Sharia (fiqh) is not divine. It was created over a century after the demise of the Prophet by ulema who tried to codify laws on the basis of Qur'anic postulates and Arab cultural practices.

    6) declare clearly that Islam believes in co-existence with other religions, not dominion over the world.

    7) re-define commonly used Islamic terms like Muslim, kafir, mushrik, ahl-e-kitab, jihad, qital, farz, sunnat, etc.

    In a word, we must evolve a truly Islamic and a coherent theology of peace and co-existence, moderation and modernity, to counter the very coherent theology of violence and xenophobia, intolerance and supremacism that Jihadi ulema have created over centuries. All ulema say Islam is a religion of peace and co-existence. It's time for them to walk their talk. But if they refuse to consider change, we will need to directly reach the Muslim masses. ...

    Finally, the larger Indian community too should introspect. As Daniel Pipes said in an international counter-terrorism conference in Jaipur recently, in this war of ideas, the world should not only encourage and support progressive, modern Muslims but also oppose and refrain from supporting the fundamentalists and extremists.

    1) Our national leadership supported Khilafat in 1920s, considering it an essential part of Islamic theology. That was wrong. Now we must repudiate that stance and acknowledge our mistake.

    2) Muslim Personal Law in India has not been reformed even to the extent it has been in Pakistan and Bangladesh. This must change. At least General Ayyub Khan’s reforms in Pakistan must be introduced and Ulema should be told to accept what their Pakistani and Bangladeshi counterparts did decades earlier. This is not a satisfactory solution but at least it will be a start and it is doable.

    3) Madrasa education is a serious violation of the human rights of Muslim children. It destroys their lives and fills their minds with xenophobia and intolerance. Our government not only allows this but partly funds some madrasas. This must stop, unless, of course, madrasas actually change to become modern versions of what madrasas used to be like, in the Golden Age of Islam, and produce scientists and philosophers. A secular, democratic government should not be in the business of funding xenophobia and intolerance.

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