FOLLOW US:

Books and Documents
Islam and Politics

Denial, Deception and Disgrace
Dr Mohammad Taqi

The cost of such misadventures that the ex-spymaster tends to downplay is actually exponential with our kin still being attacked on a daily basis by the monsters imbued with a virulent jihadist ideology. Decades of consorting with sheikhdoms and monarchies have brought nothing but profound grief to Pakistan, its citizens and its neighbours....

 

“Abdullah ibn Saba” refers to a Seventh-Century Jewish convert to Islam whose existence is uncertain but who has become a useful myth. True to every other brand of Salafist Takfiris, Wahhabi clerics and Saudi government officials alike insist that a Jew “founded” Shi’ism and that his purpose was to destroy Islam from within....

 

The Sudeten Parallel
Khaled Ahmed

The communal situation did not improve after the Congress government came to power after the 1937 election, and the Muslims were more and more inclined to favour the League. The League clearly saw its rival at cross-purposes with the British government on Hitler and his exploitation of the Sudeten issue....

 

Again, there is nothing wrong with that either. But invoking this sacred reason for justifying military action for worldly political ambitions of another country certainly sounds like a bit of a moral problem....

 

Poisoned Gifts and Unmet Expectations
Ayaz Amir

The Saudis have suddenly become the guardians of order and legitimacy, denouncing the Houthis as rebels. Did anyone in the Arab world much remember legitimacy when British and French fighter planes were bombing Muammar Qaddafi’s forces and Qatar and Kuwait among others were helping arm and fund the anti-Qaddafi rebels? Qaddafi was taken care of but Libya, a stable country before, was plunged into chaos....

 

Turkey’s Islamists Betrayed Uyghurs, Damaged Ties with China
Abdullah Bozkurt

The Turkish government has not only turned a blind eye to the transfer of a large number of Uyghurs to Syria to join the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and other al-Qaeda-affiliated and splinter groups but evidence also suggests Ankara has in fact encouraged the operation of such militant recruitment network as well....

 

Under the Shadow of ‘Terror Talk’
Nuray Mert

The accusation was that they supported terrorists and terrorism by printing photos of the terrorists who took Kiraz. The campaign then it turned to other media outlets and opposition parties, who allegedly declined to call the terrorists, “terrorists,” using the term “militants” instead.

 
Some odd Things
Irfan Husain

Some odd Things
Irfan Husain

The biggest winner in this conflict is Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, long considered the deadliest affiliate of the Al Qaeda franchise. AQAP has looted government arsenals of millions of dollars worth of American arms, and has expanded the territory under its control....

 

Garden of Eden and Forbidden Fruit
Samson Simon Sharaf

Turks will neither forget that North Yemen inherited the Ottoman Empire nor the tragic destruction of the holy sites constructed by Turks in Mecca and Medina destroyed by the house of Saud. These countries will covertly support any group including Houthis that rise against Saudi interests....

 

US-Iran nuclear deal, a possible game changer in Middle East, despite Saudi invasion of Yemen
Imtiaz Gul

The entire Middle East, from Israel to Yemen and from Iraq and Iran, finds itself in an unprecedented turmoil. ...Top officials from Pakistan and Turkey are visibly trying to contain the consequences of the Saudi invasion of Yemen. Private entities such as Lashkar-e-Taiba and Afghanistan’s Hizb-e-Islami are vowing to shore up Saudi defence against what they see as Iranian expansionist designs...

 

Return of the Prodigal
Najam Sethi

The PMLN is also now free to concentrate on a critical national issue that has cropped up: how to deal with the Saudi demand for air and land forces and munitions from Pakistan to fight the Houthi rebels in the Yemeni civil war....

 

How Turkey’s Islamist Gov’t Helped Al-Qaeda and ISIL
Abdullah Bozkurt

More evidence is emerging that implicates senior officials in Turkey's political Islamist government of aiding and abetting radical groups, including al-Qaeda and the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)....

 

The Revolution Lives!
David Brooks

The audience chanted “Death to America” during his speech, and Khamenei himself dismissed America’s “devilish” intentions. When a radical religious leader uses a word like “devilish,” he’s not using it the way it’s used in a chocolate-cake commercial. He means he thinks the United States is the embodiment of evil....

 

The Cost of Saudi Esteem
Saeed Naqvi

With this intent, the restless but rich Saudis were allowed to lead the attack on the poorest country in the Arab world. This one fact – along with so many others – will plague the Saudis. The monarchies, Sheikhdoms and dictatorships in the region have not yet digested the cardinal truth: the Arab Spring was an expression of popular resentment with Arab rulers.

 

Mainstreaming Muslims: This Community Lags Behind in Social Indicators and Needs Reservations
Tanweer Alam

Reservation has always been an important issue in Indian politics. Often it is also seen as a tool for vote bank politics. Any talk of extending the benefit of reservation to minorities, especially Muslims, gets politicised and becomes a polarising issue. The net result: Muslims have been effectively kept out of it....

The Saudis’ Friends should have spoken up Earlier
Ayaz Amir

Pakistan’s involvement in Afghanistan should be read as a cautionary tale. Pakistan suffered the consequences. The Saudi monarchy has to live in a dream-world to think that if the Yemen conflict lengthens Saudi Arabia will remain immune from the fallout....

 

Even before the present Hudud impasse, we already witnessed fissures among the three component parties in PR. How then can we expect them to work with a common resolve....

 

Religion, Politics and Society: A Birds Eye View
Ram Puniyani

With the Twin Tower, 9/11, attack, the US media coined the word “Islamic terrorism’, dragging Islam into the murky world of terrorist violence. Here after ‘Islam, Muslims are the cause of terrorist violence’ has been a part of social understating all over. The deviant tendencies with Islam, Political Islam have done enough to deepen this understanding to the detriment of Muslims all over....

The Iran Deal and Turkish Politics
Nuray Mert

The idea of “moderate Islamic forces,” which were supposed to lead democratisation in Arab Spring countries, failed on two fronts; they could neither enforce good governance nor manage to be an alternative to rising Islamic radicalism....

 

The Delicate Path Ahead on Iran
David Ignatius

Obama’s challenge is that the Sunni nations have been suffering a kind of vertigo since the Arab revolutions of 2011, doubting themselves and the United States even as they reel from Iran’s proxy wars....

 
Tehran’s Massive Mistake in Yemen
Mohammed Fahad Al-Harthi

Tehran’s Massive Mistake in Yemen
Mohammed Fahad Al-Harthi

Arabs were in dire need of a significant event to restore their self-confidence and allow them to determine their own fate, particularly after the Houthis rejected the political overtures of the Gulf Cooperation Council and the United Nations. War is part of politics, but should always be a last resort....

 

The Saudi Predicament
Najam Sethi

The people, opposition parties and media of Pakistan are solidly and openly against any direct Pakistani military involvement in the Middle-Eastern crisis. But the government and military establishment are prevaricating and double-speaking....

 

Four Years after NATO-Backed Ouster of Gaddafi, Libya is a Failed State
Daniel Wagner

Haftar was an early Gaddafi loyalist, and played an important role as one of the “Free Officers” in the 1969 revolution that toppled the monarchy led by King Idris al-Sanusi. Gaddafi later said that Haftar “was my son… and I was like his spiritual father.” It was the start of a military career in which Haftar fought on many different sides.....

Hate Speech Provokes Violence in Turkey
Lale Kemal

People from every walk of life -- either occupying senior positions within the state apparatus or elected governments, politicians, academics, journalists or ordinary citizens -- will see no problem in using insulting and discriminatory words against the others, sometimes labelling them traitors....

 

Terror’s Election Calculation
Mumtazer Turkone

This is a pretty grave terrorist incident that incited widespread anger. The question people have raised in response to this attack that took place two months before an election is on the causality I cited above....

 
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 ... 71 72 73


Get New Age Islam in Your Inbox
E-mail:
Most Popular Articles
Videos

The Reality of Pakistani Propaganda of Ghazwa e Hind and Composite Culture of IndiaPLAY 

Global Terrorism and Islam; M J Akbar provides The Indian PerspectivePLAY 

Shaukat Kashmiri speaks to New Age Islam TV on forced conversions to Islam in PakistanPLAY 

Petrodollar Islam, Salafi Islam, Wahhabi Islam in Pakistani SocietyPLAY 

Dr. Muhammad Hanif Khan Shastri Speaks on Unity of God in Islam and HinduismPLAY 

Shaukat Kashmiri speaks to New Age Islam TV on impact of Sufi IslamPLAY 

Shaukat Kashmiri speaks to New Age Islam TV on KashmiriyatPLAY 

Shaukat Kashmiri speaks to New Age Islam TV on Reality of "Azad" KashmirPLAY 

Shaukat Kashmiri speaks to New Age Islam TV on Kashmir IssuePLAY 

NewAgeIslam, Editor Sultan Shahin speaks on the Taliban and radical IslamPLAY 

Sultan Shahin, Editor, NewAgeIslam speaks at UNHRC: Islam and Religious MinoritiesPLAY 

Reality of Islamic Terrorism or Extremism by Dr. Tahirul QadriPLAY 

Indian Muslims Oppose Wahhabi Extremism: A NewAgeIslam TV Report- 8PLAY 

Indian Muslims Oppose Wahhabi Extremism: A NewAgeIslam TV Report- 7PLAY 

NEW COMMENTS

  •  Sultan Shahin sb Quran hadis ko thik se parhiye samajhiye tab kutch likhye suni sunayee baton par mashwara mat dijiye.
    ( By Mb Zaman )
  • Good article!Take the case of Christianity. Do they call Jesus (pbuh) prophet or son-of-God? They  call him  son-of-God. And yet the Muslims call Jesus ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Rational, Regarding the discussion on Science and Miracles, after I have said that a believer has no need for miracles to believe and a non-believer will not ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Aftab saheb first I congratulate for bing impartial on the issue. You mentioned sufis as well as devbandis on this issue.I can attest it ...
    ( By rational mohammed yunus )
  • Mr Rational, going by the set pattern of your comments, it seems you have a great hatred for Islam, Quran and Muslims and so ...
    ( By Aftab Ahmad )
  • Aftab sahebIf the Quran was to guide all people, it should have mentioned at least some of Indian great people. People relate themselves if ...
    ( By rational mohammed yunus )
  • Rational, First of all don't attribute anything falsely to me. Make it a habit to quote my exact words. I am repeating what I have already said. A born Mushrik is ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Very nice article by you Aftab and i can't stop my self to be your fan by your understanding of Ancient cultural history of ...
    ( By Ravi prakash )
  • Mr Rational, you said that despite India being a sub continent, Quran does not mention any prophets from here. Quran has mentioned prophets from this region but ...
    ( By Aftab Ahmad )
  • Mr ahmed has showed his displeasure on my comments  on almost every theme of the Quran. I understand his position but as he has ...
    ( By rational mohammed yunus )
  • According to Quran, queen Sheeba (bilquis) turned Muslim when she witnessed the wisdom of king Solomon the monotheist.If the Bible and the Quran has ...
    ( By rational mohammed yunus )
  • Mr ahmed.As a believer you ended with giants and magicians. You thought that it was beyond the capacity of man.Is magic from God or ...
    ( By rational mohammed yunus )
  • Naseer sahebTrue, science is the study of natures laws. Discussing what happen after death is out of domain of science. Science never claimed. Science ...
    ( By rational mohammed yunus )
  • Naseer ahmed sahebScience is not my God. I know it belongs to human quest. It has limits. Scientists know the limitations. Who can understand ...
    ( By rational mohammed yunus )
  • Naseer sahebI believe in nothing. What we are discussing? We are discussing beliefs of people. I mention day of judgement day as belief of Muslims. ...
    ( By rational mohammed yunus )
  • Article is good. If we take belief in prophet hood into account it is possible these two from India were too prophets. If we respect ...
    ( By rational mohammed yunus )
  • Rational,Allah is satisfying everyone and making sure that no one is left with any excuse for disbelieving. In the past, whatever the prophet asked ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Mr ahmedSo those magicians built those magnificent structures. Can you tell my how many wonders of the world were constructed by magicians?This is how ...
    ( By rational mohammed yunus )
  •  Naseer sahebIf Mary could give birth to a baby without without man out of wedlock, why that fish could not be impregnate by semen ...
    ( By rational mohammed yunus )
  • Naseer sahebIf Allah is aleem wal khabeer, he must have known that miracles were useless.See those who demanded miracles didn't become believers.To them truth ...
    ( By rational mohammed yunus )
  • "King" Solomon? or Prophet Solomon? If Solomon was indeed a King then why do we call the Saudi monarchy as "Unislamic?"
    ( By mubashir )
  • Dear Ghulam Ghous Sahab,Your comment is reassuring. Regardless of whether anyone reads my articles or not, I take an immense risk by treading a zone ...
    ( By muhammad yunus )
  • I was sorry to see that the writer believes the people who view the Quran differently from him consider Islam and Quran "useless." That ...
    ( By C. M. Naim )
  •  Please don't waste time in reading such type of articles.This man is well known anti-Muslim scholar, it will be better to ignore him. ...
    ( By Saif Malik )
  •  Islam is not radicalized, it's the day one Mohammed (SWAS) has bought the Islam is same as its. The people has wrong interpretation. It ...
    ( By Dr Saleem G Sonnekhan )
  • The basic of Islam is radical ... its origin is radical
    ( By Rishi Samajdar )
  •  History reveal all facts. Fall of Persian. Invasion of Indian continent. And now what ISIS is doing. What going on in 100% Muslim population ...
    ( By Rajesh Patel )
  • ISIS poses the greatest ideological threat to Islam and the greatest threat to peace and stability of the world. It is only capitalizing on ...
    ( By muhammad yunus )
  • Rational,   (28:48) But (now), when the Truth has come to them from Ourselves, they say, "Why are not (Signs) sent to him, like those which were sent ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Quran is not a book of science. But it has given guding principles of many fields of science. The Quran tells Muslims to ponder ...
    ( By ahmad )
  • Rational, the Quran was revealed in the seventh century. It uses many simple or general words to mean specific things. It uses the word ...
    ( By ahmad )
  • Have you heard about Garud in Hindu mythology. Wax some eloquence on that too? Or the owl or about elphant god? Don't they seem ...
    ( By ahmad )
  • Why is something mentioned in the Bible in the Quran or why is something mentioned in Vedas and in the Bible is a question ...
    ( By ahmad )
  • Mr AhmedMy comment was open. Nobody asked you to respond. Still you responded.
    ( By rational mohammed yunus )
  • Naseer sahebPlease read the story in this link:http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satyavati
    ( By rational mohammed yunus )
  • What was that scripture? Was it about construction work?How it is better than mythological stories.Why the Quran don't mention the maginfient work of Pharaohs, ...
    ( By rational mohammed yunus )
  • Naseer sahebIf Mary as virgin can give birth to jesus,  a fish can be made pregnant by man.If miracle this story of Jesus is ...
    ( By rational mohammed yunus )
  • Mr ahmedTo me these are mythological stories whether they are in the Quran Bible or Ramayana or Mahabharata.Every religious person consider other stories mythology ...
    ( By rational mohammed yunus )
  • Naim sb, the story also says that in the court, one of  the ministers also said that he had the knowledge of the 'scripture'. ...
    ( By ahmad )
  • Mr rational, when you question everything written on Islam, it is useless responding to you. You cite Bible for countering beliefs of Muslims. if ...
    ( By ahmad )