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Join Khilafat Movement (not ISIS), Radical Hizbut Tahrir Tells Indian Muslims  انضموا إلی حركة الخلافة (و ليس داعش) وحولوا دار الكفر إلى دار الإسلام: هذا ما تقوله جماعة حزب التحرير الراديكالية للمسلمين الهنود

إن حزب التحرير جماعة سياسية راديكالية تأسست و تقر بالقدس. لها شبكة عالمية ومحظورة في العديد من الدول الغربية والإسلامية. يبدو أنها قد أنشأت قاعدتها في شبه القارة الهندية من أجل تحويل المسلمين الهنود إلى المتطرفين. المحتويات والرسائل المنشورة في موقع "خلافة هندي" تهدف بوضوح إلى حقن السم الجهادي في المجتمع الهندي. بما أن اللغة الهندية لغة منطوقة ومفهومة بين المسلمين لجزء كبير من الهند، فيبدو أن الموقع يهدف إلى المسلمين من شمال الهند ووسطها وشرقها

 
Urdu Section

یہ اسلام کی ایسی چند تصاویر ہیں جو ہم دن اور رات خبروں میں دیکھتے ہیں، لیکن ہمیں بارہا یہ کہا جاتا ہے کہ اس سے حقیقی اسلام کی نمائندگی نہیں ہوتی۔ بلکہ ہمیں یہ بتایا جاتا ہے کہ یہ ظلم و زیادتی بنیاد پرست اسلام کی مثالیں ہیں جس کا ارتکاب ایسے وحشی اور درندہ صفت لوگ کرتے ہیں جو مذہب کی حقیقی معرفت سے بالکل ہی نابلد ہیں۔ یہ ایسے لوگ ہیں جو اپنے ذاتی مفاد کے لیے قرآن کا غلط استعمال کرتے ہیں یہ لوگ شاید دنیا کے 1.2 بلین مسلمانوں میں سے صرف 15 فیصد کی ہی نمائندگی کرتے ہیں۔

 
Urdu Section

وحشی رضی اللہ عنہ 2؎ : (2؎ دیکھئے  فٹ نوٹ ) باغ میں دونوں فریق لڑائی میں مشغول تھے  تو میں نے مُسلمہ کو دیکھا جسے میں پہچانتا نہ تھا ، ایک طرف سے میں نے حملہ کرنا چاہا ،دوسری  طرف سے ایک انصاری  نے ، خوب نشانہ درست کرکے میں نے اس پر چھوٹا نیز ہ مارا ، انصاری نے بھی اسی وقت حملہ کیا ، اس لئے خدا ہی بہتر جانتا ہے کہ ہم دونوں  میں سے کس نے اس کو قتل کیا ، البتہ راہب  گھر کے چھت سے میں نے ایک عورت کو کہتے سنا  کہ مُسلمہ  کو ایک حبشی  غلام نے مارا ہے۔

 
Debating Islam

Quaid-e-Azam Was an Ismaili Shia, a Kafir; Is Pakistan His Property; It Is Our Homeland And We Want to Implement Shariah of Allah in Our Homeland, Taliban Scholar Tells Pakistan Army Official - 3

Pakistani Army Official: I don’t know if you have read any history but let me assume that you might have. The history shows that in 1947, Quaid-e-Azam (MA Jinnah, the "murtad" founder of Pakistan) was the only person in favour of creating Pakistan. But the scholars and maulanas like yourself called him a Kafir and that he was committing Kufr by creating a separate country. But when the country came into existence, you people started claiming its ownership. First, you opposed the creation of Pakistan but when the country was created, you people started laying claim to it. What is this story all about?

Taliban Scholar: Respected sir! We considered Quaid-e-Azam a Kafir before and we consider him a Kafir-e-Azam (the greatest Kafir) and a Kaddu-e-Azam (satire; the greatest pumpkin) even now.

He was a similar kind of puppet like today’s Karzai who has been appointed as president in Afghanistan by the Crusaders. The scholars who supported Jinnah; we consider them misguided and I am repeating again and again that due to the mistake of those early scholars, we become misguided as well. We repent for our mistakes and ask forgiveness from Allah (swt).

 
Radical Islamism and Jihad

The Islamic State (IS) extremists are on a gruesome killing spree. The video of the beheading of American photojournalist James Foley, 40, disseminated worldwide, is only the latest reminder that, unless nipped in the bud, IS will kill and maim anyone crossing its path as it attempts to enforce its nihilistic ideology in large swaths of Syria, Iraq, Kurdistan, and elsewhere.....

Radical Islamism and Jihad

In fact, only a government can organize an army, support their families and run the institution of an army in a disciplined way subject to a command/control structure. On the contrary, if a few people declare Jihad by forming their own group it would lead to the formation of several more such organizations. All such groups, owing to no binding of any rule or law upon them would exercise absolute liberty of action. They may fight with each other or indulge in local politics and sectarianism. Every organization would come up with its own political agenda. They will unite to face a common enemy against which they can succeed but fight with each other when there is no common enemy or when the enemy is too strong to overcome. Such groups will always end up fighting with each other and this point requires no elaboration as we can see the proof of it in today’s World where every Islamic country that has private armies, is at war with itself......

 
Islamic Society

Muslim Minority in China under Siege by Communist Government; Religious and Human Rights Violated While the UN Remains a Silent Spectator

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) condemns in the strongest possible terms, Chinese military's use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) during the operations against the Uyghur population in Yarkent county of East Turkistan. The WUC calls on international community to hold China accountable for its brutal crackdown of targeting peaceful Uyghur civilians protesting against Chinese government repression since July 27, 2014. As reported by Hangtian News on August 16, 2014, the UAVs (commonly known as drones) were transferred from Beijng to Kashgar on the night of August 1 and were immediately flown to Elishqu in Yarkent County at 3am on August 2 for emergency use.

 
Islam, Women and Feminism

‘Faskh’ to Get Out Of Cruel Marriages for Muslim Women in Kerala, India
The two kidnapped Italian activists

More Muslim Women in Britain Opting For Veil to Assert Religious Identity

'I Want to Be the First UK Woman to Kill a Westerner', Says British Jihadist in Syria

Kenya: Government Plans to Give out Cash to Keep Young Women off Early Sex

Italian Women Seized in Syria Prompt Concern after Foley Video

Saudi Young Women Form Volunteer Group to Spread Good Deeds

730,000 Illiterate Women in KSA

South Africa: Connecting Pregnant Women to Vital Information

Islamic State Violence Continues With Yazidi Massacre, Women and Children Kidnapped

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 
Islamic World News

Islamic State 'Beyond Anything We've Seen': US
David Cameron

North America

Top Muslim Groups and Leaders Condemn ISIS, Extremist Outfit’s Behaviour As “Un-Islamic”

ISIS offered to swap Pakistan woman scientist for slain US journalist

Arab World

At Least 70 ISIS Militants Killed In Syria Clashes

Private Buyers Snapping Up US Weapons in Kurdistan

Europe

Powerless To Stop Islamic State, West May Have To Join Forces with Iran, Hezbollah

Cameron Urged To Confront France over Claims of Ransom Payments to ISIS

Mideast

Iran Cleric: Westernized Iranians No Different Than ISIS

Hamas kills 11 suspected informers for Israel

Pakistan

Democracy, Constitution Have Become 'Dysfunctional': Tahirul Qadri

My Resignation Will Damage Democratic System: Nawaz

Africa

Libya: Islamic Youth Carries Out Public Execution In Derna

“Satanic militias are criminals, government is weak” – Libya Justice Minister

Southeast Asia

Liberalism a Threat to Nation’s Freedom, Says Isma

India

Faisalabad University of Agriculture honours agriculture scientist M.S. Swaminathan

South Asia

Taliban vows more attacks as US offers new bounty for Haqqani leaders

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Current Affairs

A Pakistani Perspective: Soft Coup, Hard Reset?
Mohammad Taqi

The false prophet of change, Imran Khan, got thrashed in political combat fair and square, and was about to break himself in vainglory were it not for those who have egged him on since 1996 stepped in to save his face and sinking political fortunes. Over the last week, Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) and Allama Dr Tahirul Qadri’s Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) ran out of political options and steam. It was surreal to see Imran Khan self-destruct on prime time television with his crude antics. The man had the audacity to go home for naps, showers and televised brunches, in the midst of the dharna. It was a tasteless and crude joke in the name of revolutionary change and the so-called second 'independence' for Pakistanis. ....

Islam,Terrorism and Jihad

Get That SOB Al-Baghdadi Now - An Appeal to Obama and Hannity
Mike Ghouse

Our attitude towards Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi and his thugs should be, "You SOB, you are the murderer and not your religion, don’t give me the crap about your religion, your religion does not teach you to kill a single soul, don’t you slap your evilness onto your religion, we are not dumb to buy it. You are going to pay a price for it, either back off and repent, surrender or face the drones". .....

 
Interview

Irfan A. Omar on Islam, Muslims and Interfaith Dialogue
Irfan A. Omar

Islam arose in a milieu where Christianity and Judaism were also present. Naturally, people who became Muslims at that time were aware of many of the figures, saints and prophets that were part of Jewish and Christian heritage, such as Abraham. Islam’s view of itself is that it is a continuation of these earlier religions. It recognized them, sought to engage with their adherents and even referred to them as part of the family of religions (ahl-i-kitab). This is the context in which one must locate Islam’s position on dialogue. Islam has been dialogical from its very inception. There have been and are differences between people, and the Quranic formula is to see the differences and diversity of peoples as a strength, rather than as a problem......

 
Islam,Terrorism and Jihad

Come To Motherland of Jihad: Call to Arms from First Indian Group in AfPak
Praveen Swami

The first jihadist group based abroad formed by Indians, the Ansar ul-Tawhid believes terrorism will not achieve anything. Their imagination fired by the Islamic State’s success against better-equipped and trained forces in Syria, its leaders sees themselves as the kernel of a full-blown insurgency in India......

 
Islam and the West

Britain’s Beheaders – How We Came to Export Jihad
Douglas Murray

The revulsion with which this latest Islamist atrocity has been greeted is of course understandable. But it is also surprising. This is no one-off, certainly no anomaly. Rather it is the continuation of an entirely foreseeable trend. Britain has long been a global hub of terror export, so much so that senior US government officials have suggested the next attack on US soil is likely to come from UK citizens. All countries — from Australia to Scandinavia — now have a problem with Islamic extremists….

 
Radical Islamism and Jihad

Islam instructs us not to violate any treaty and any war initiated by a Muslim government disregarding an existing treaty would not be considered as “Jihad Fi-Sabilillah”. It is therefore necessary to urge upon the government that every step is taken by an army working under the same discipline and answerable to the government. The government must be reminded that this is nothing but deceit and lies which is a grave sin and a nation which indulges in the same loses its honor among the world community. Above all, if a government itself violates its own laws, there would be no one else to uphold the respect of law.

 The Quran clearly directs Muslims not to co-operate with anyone in any matter that is a sin or in lies or deceit or oppression. A Muslim is expected to stand up and boldly oppose anyone who does so, no matter whether he is his own kin……

Islam and Spiritualism

Appeasing the Relatives: Article of Faith in Islam
Dr Syed Zafar Mahmood

According to the commentators all the relatives - distant & close - of an individual constitute what is known as Zawil Arhaam. For special consideration of this group God has used (42.23) the term Al-Mawaddata Fil-Qurba. Closer the relationship more intense is the obligation and bigger is the sin for pausing or laying off the relationship. As per divine scheme Zawil Arhaam has been made internally self-sufficient. In a kaleidoscope, turning around the cylinder in a circular motion shows different designs and colour combinations. Similar is the internal mechanism of Zawil Arhaam: in the group of relatives some are very rich, some very poor, some on the threshold, some very learned, some illiterate, but the group as a whole is internally self-reliant. God keeps a tab on every group member as to his/her behavior with others…..

 
Islam, Women and Feminism

Women in Islamic history gained strength from a legacy of strong and influential women in the founding years of the Islamic faith. They were granted ultimate equality by the teachings and rules of Islam. In the days of ignorance before Islam shone its light in the Arabian Peninsula, women were oppressed; they had no rights for inheritance, they were treated as possessions, and baby girls were buried alive…….

 
The War Within Islam

What is particularly disturbing if it is true, as Shahin points out, that Nadvi's view is widely shared by mainstream Muslims? My own sense is that moderate opinion is far more widespread than there is public evidence for it. But moderate Muslims are reluctant to speak up for a variety of reasons.……

Books and Documents

Illusion of Justice: Human Rights Abuses in US Terrorism Prosecutions - Part 11

Since the 9/11 attacks, successive US administrations have said that they are seeking to build relationships with American Muslim community leaders and groups, as they are critical sources of information to prevent terrorist plots. They have also said that they seek to help build American Muslim communities’ sense of cohesion and trust in law enforcement, to counter violent extremism. Many of the policies and practices we have described in this report, however, run counter to these purported goals: in some communities, they have generated fear of interacting with law enforcement......

 
Islam and Pluralism

Islam and Hinduism: Spiritual Symbiosis - Part 2: Who is a Kafir in Islam; Are Hindus Kafir or Ahl-e-Kitab?
Sultan Shahin, Editor, New Age Islam

Like any other living Faith, controversies abound in Islam. One of the most controversial issues is the relationship of a Muslim with people belonging to other religions. Since in India Muslims have always lived next to a very large non-Muslim community, this issue has created even deeper controversies. While there are Muslims who would insist on treating Hindus as Kafir, there are others who would insist that they should actually be treated as Ahl-e-Kitab, people bearing revealed books, a people who have a special place in Islamic theology and practice.

Disregarding the advice of some ulema of his time, the first Arab to conquer parts of India, Sind and Multan, had made a good beginning, giving the Hindus the same status as Ahl-e-Kitab, people with whom Muslims are supposed to have good social relations including marital relations. Since then, the Hindu-Muslim interaction has taken place constantly in a variety of ways. This is not the place to go into history, but we are all aware of the differences of approach between say an Akbar or Dara Shikoh and an Aurangzeb

Debating Islam

'We Kill You Pakistanis, Thinking We Are Killing Americans, We Have Sinned By Accepting Your and American Help in Anti-Soviet Jihad,' Taliban Scholar Tells Pakistan Army Official - 2

Pakistani Army Official: (Sounds very angry and shouts) Tell me, how many Muslims and how many Americans have you killed so far? Huh, how many Americans have you killed so far, tell me?

Taliban Scholar: When we kill you people, our intention is as if we are killing the Americans. The only difference is that the monthly expenditure on an American soldier is $80,000  but you people sell yourself for only $300  per month. That is the only difference. Otherwise we consider you and Americans as same. I have mentioned earlier that we are at war with the People of the Book here (in Pakistan) as well as there (in Afghanistan). Similarly, we are fighting against the servants of kuffar here as well as there.

Pakistani Army Official: Mufti sahib! Give me the answer.

Taliban scholar: I have given you the answer; we kill you with the intention of killing the Americans.

Urdu Section

صومالیہ کی الشہاب جہادی تنظیم  کے نمائندوں نے کینیا میں مال پر حملہ کرنے سے پہلے وہاں موجود تمام لوگوں کو ایک جگہ جمع کر کے ان سے کچھ سوالات پوچھے اور پھر انہیں جانے کو کہا۔میڈیا کے مطابق اس کے بعد انہوں نے ان غیر مسلموں کو مارنا شروع کیا جو وہاں رہ گئے تھے۔ لیکن دہشت گردوں نے غیر مسلم کا لفظ استعمال نہیں کیا ہوگا ۔ بلکہ انہوں نے انہیں ‘‘ کافر’’ کہا ہوگا۔

 
Urdu Section

Method of Receiving Donations in Mosques on Friday  مسجدوں میں عطیات کی وصولی کا طریقہ

حدیثوں میں جمعہ کی فرض نماز کی بڑی فضیلیتیں آئی ہیں۔جمعہ کی فرض نماز کے بعد کا وقت دعا کی قبولیت کا وقت بتایاگیاہے۔ پھر جب وہ وقت رمضان کے مہینے کا ہو تو اس وقت کی فضیلیت میں کوئی شک و شبہ نہیں رہ جاتا۔ سوال یہ ہے کہ ایک عمل جو نیک تو ہے مگر نماز کا حصہ نہیں ہے اس عمل کو نماز کے درمیان لانا کہاں کی دانشمندی ہے۔ عطیات کی ادائیگی یا وصولی کے لئے کوئی دوسرا وقت بھی متعین کیا جاسکتاہے یا کوئی دوسرا طریقہ اختیار کیا جاسکتاہے۔ہر نمازی جس کا ارادہ جمعہ کو مسجد کیلئے کچھ عطیہ کرنے کا ہو، وہ اپنی جیب میں کچھ نہ کچھ رقم لے کر آتاہے۔اس لئے اس سے تقاضہ کرنا ضروری نہیں ہے۔

 
Books and Documents

The Sufi Message: Excerpts from Hazrat Inayat Khan’s Discourses on the Unity of Religious Ideals: 67 - The Purpose of Life (1)
Hazrat Inayat Khan

Every living being has a purpose in life and it is the knowing of that purpose which enables every soul to fulfill it. As it is said, 'Blessed is he who knoweth his life's purpose.' Be not surprised if you find many groping in darkness all through life, doing one thing or another, going from one thing to the other, always dissatisfied, always discontented. And everything they undertake remains without result. The reason is the absence of that knowledge, the knowledge of the purpose of life…..

 
Current Affairs

Will Modi Conduct India’s Namkaran?
Kancha Ilaiah

If Sangh Parivar forces keep baying for cultural nationalist agendas, Narendra Modi will become helpless… he will not be able to stop these culture-vultures and his corporate development agenda will undergo a change  There is a slow but systematic attempt to change India’s name from Bharat to Hindustan — playing up the word “Hindu” in Hindustan and trying to repackage it as the abode of the Hindus. B.R. Ambedkar and his team that drafted the Constitution of India consciously avoided the term “Hindustan” as they could foresee its implications in a land that takes pride in its diversity.....

 


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Debating Islam

When Syed Manzoor Alam brought out the urine-related hadees, to challenge Mr. Ghulam Ghouse's blind faith in hadees, he was, I think, not focusing on that particular hadees but the unreliability, absurdness of many so-called authentic (sahis) hadeeses. .... to attack the blind faith in hadees, putting it on a pedestal even above the holy Quran, as Tablighi Jamaat and ahl-e-hadees people and generally nearly all Muslims do.

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