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Central Asian Islam is quite different from that of the Middle East, however, and especially from that promoted in modern times by Wahhabi and Salafi groups sponsored by the House of Saud. Uighur prayer can involve chanting and dancing, and music is not forbidden....

 

The pseudo-Islamists want to establish a prototype “Khilafa” (Islamic State) by acting as Homo Politicus (A man of Politics) and Homo Religious (A man of religion). In contrast, it is the Muslim predicament with modernity that causes trouble in Islam....

The scope of this conflict is hard to grasp in fragmented news reports but easy to see if you pull out a map and look at Israel’s surroundings, from Libya through Syria and Iraq to Yemen....

 

In sum, Pakistan’s inability to shed its Indian geopolitical, cultural and Islamic identity has forced it to adopt anti-Indian postures in order to differentiate itself from the mother country.....

It should be clarified at this point that after the establishment of Pakistan, the detractors of Zafarullah Khan alleged that because of his incompetence and insincerity many areas went out of Pakistan....

 

There is danger for every one of us in Pakistan now. Whoever starts saying I am Uighur, I am Turkistani, is in danger.....

The founder of Pakistan, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, wanted a separate country for Muslims but his political upbringing in a pluralist society prevented him from declaring Pakistan an Islamic state....

 

The lies in this case? There is no such thing as an Israeli occupation, there is no such thing as Palestinian refugees — by definition no such thing as a Right of Return — and there is no such thing as occupied Jerusalem, since the Holy City is Israel’s “eternal capital”, and look, even the US recognises that “fact”....

 

“My apologies, but Mr Jinnah says that Pakistan will be a modern state like Turkey but in the same vein he speaks about socialism as well. Democracy is neither in Islam nor in Socialism.”....

 

Jamaat-e Islami has legally been pushed off the ground and for this reason security agencies need to ponder over what would be the potential move of Jamaat while being in underground as our history suggests that ‘underground parties’ often resort to violent means in pursuit of their political aim....

 

‘Triple Talaq Bill’ as put forth by the BJP government is not based on ensuring and providing ‘gender justice’ for Muslim women but rather to ‘discipline’ and criminalize the entire Muslim community....

Islam’s history in China is more than a millennium old, and there have been previous clashes—as with other faiths—between imperial authorities and believers, most notably the Dungan rebellions of the 19th century....

 

Muslims were being killed and looted at a large scale. If, during the horrible days, Jawahar Lal (Nehru) had not come out and gone around in the dangerous lanes and by lanes of Delhi slapping the Hindus to stop the riots, not a single Muslim would have survived in the city....

 

Bangladesh flourishes today. And Pakistan has one-less to worry about from its disaffected components....

 

Repetition of the incident is not pleasant but it should be remembered that after the establishment of Pakistan, when Liaqat Ali Khan came to Lahore to address a public meeting as the Prime Minister, some local Muslim League die hard activists had danced with their lower garments off right in front of the dais....

 

The greatest challenge before humanity is that the forces of hatred and schism should be fought everywhere -- in Israel, India, Pakistan, Iran, China, Vietnam, America, Russia and Rwanda. The precondition is that we should hate injustice and all kinds of misdeeds...

 

Islam has been one of the main targets in the Chinese government’s campaign against the Uyghurs, and Islamophobia is being tacitly encouraged by Communist party authorities. Students, peaceful academics and even ordinary people for the simple reason for being Muslims are being jailed, with a massive high-tech surveillance....

 

There is no disagreement about the fact that other religious communities also do the same things: of course they do. Therefore there is a need to debate this practice within different religious communities. Likewise, it is up to Muslims themselves to have an internal debate over the issue and chalk out a strategy which puts an end to this problem once and for all....

It would not be unrealistic to say that after the formation of Pakistan, no one from the Muslim League leadership except Jinnah made any serious effort to retain Hindu-Sikh population in Pakistan and protect them....

 

Similarly, the renowned researcher and historian of the sub-continent Ahmad Salim has tried to cover the human aspects of the division of India and later the division of Pakistan ( Independence of Bangladesh) in two volumes....

 

 The lopsided partition of India, formation of Pakistan in the name of Islam on one side and secular India on the other was the accepted historical fact at that time.  With the assertion of Hindu nationalism, many of those who should know better are also not able to fathom the historical events in the correct light and its complexity...

 

The rulers in Abu Dhabi see no distinction between a moderate, democratic Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated party, such as Tunisia’s Ennahda, and the Islamic State (ISIS or IS) and other ultra-violent extremist groups such as Boko Haram, al-Qaeda, and al-Shabaab...

 

The Taliban and Islamic state appear to have similar intentions for Afghan Government i.e to overthrow Afghan Government and to impose Islamic ideology in Afghanistan. However, both are divided over leadership and strategy....

 

And this fear and loathing of Muslims is the extension and mutation of the historic fear and loathing of Jews writ large and rendered global. The pathological roots of Euro-American Islamophobia are rooted in their endemic anti-Semitism.  With Islamophobia, however, that European disease has shifted its target and become global in the age of globalisation....

 

Ghannouchi finds no contradiction between democracy and the traditional Islamic tenets—governing the relationship between the political authority and the people—such as Ijtihad (independent interpretive reasoning), Ijma (consensus), Ba‘yah (oath of allegiance), and Shura (consultation).....



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