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    Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, New Age Islam

    A regular NewAgeIslam.com columnist Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi is an Alim and Fazil (a classical Islamic scholar), having graduated from a leading Islamic seminary of India, Jamia Amjadia Rizvia (Mau, U.P.). He is now pursuing his PhD from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.


    Please read below the articles written by him for NewAgeIslam.com

     
    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    Communal Violence against the Bangla Hindus: Will the Mainstream Muslims Combat The Growing ‘Radical Islamist Communalism’?
    Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, New Age Islam

    The reason for the fresh vicious attacks on Hindu minority in Bangladesh, as the radical Islamists claim, was the local fisherman’s Facebook post which allegedly ‘denigrated the Ka’aba—the holiest Islamic place of worship. Though the fisherman denied sharing the post and the Police immediately arrested him for ‘hurting religious sentiment’, the religious goons were going haywire brazenly violating the law and order in the country. ....

    Islam and Politics

    Missile Attack at Makka Mukarrama: Why Are the Indian Muslim Religio-Politicians Silent Onlookers?
    Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, New Age Islam

    Muslim leaders and politicians in India are busy in a crazy competition of organizing conferences, greater campaigns and processions to protect their ‘right to triple Talaq’. Countrywide hue and cry is still being heard from the self-imposed Muslim representatives championing the cause of Tahaffuz-e-Shariat (protection of Shariah).  “Islam is under attack” is their daily sloganeering in India. But what about the birthplaces of Islam—Makka and Madina— which suffer the brutal and bloodthirsty attacks?...

    Islamic Ideology

    Understanding the Islamic Concept of Martyrdom (Shahadat) in the Ongoing Islamic Month of Muharram
    Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, New Age Islam

    There is no denying the fact the martyrdom has a great place in Islam. But the true Islamic martyrdom is completely different from the self-styled jihadist concept of martyrdom, which is synonymous with wanton killing of innocent civilians....

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    Global Terrorism Stems From Takfirism:  How Ulema Can Curb It By Just Issuing Fatwas Of Kufr Against The Terrorists?
    Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, New Age Islam

    To begin with it, Indian ulema will have to evolve a robust and progressive interpretation of the Islamic scriptures and a well-reasoned and rational understanding of the Islamic doctrines such as jihad, hakimiyah (God’s rule over the earth), khilafah (Islamic caliphate) and ishtishhad (seeking martyrdom) and al-wala wal-bara (love and hatred for the sake of God). These are some of the theological terminologies and references from the Quran and hadith that the violent Jihadists misconstrue to justify their atrocities. Indian Muftis need to articulate a complete and coherent Islam-based refutation of the takfirist theology itself, rather than resorting to the takfirism against the terrorists. Only then they can help to rescue the new-age gullible Muslim youths from the creeping ...

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    Zakir Naik’s Peace TV: An Ideological Nexus Between The Extremist Islamist Tele-Evangelism And The Violent Acts Of The Self-Styled Jihadists
    Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, New Age Islam

    … it has been preached on the radical Islamist and Salafist channels and websites that Ramadan is an occasion to create fear in the hearts of disbelievers, a month of mayhem and calamity for the infidels (Mulhideen), non-believers (Kuffar) and polytheists (Mushrikin), the exclusivist Islamist terms that include both non-Muslims and liberal and moderate Muslims or sects like Shia and Ahmadi. This is what the self-styled jihadists learn from the radical Islamist preachers and tele-evangelists.…

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    How and Why Global Jihadists Have Turned an Islamic Occasion of Peace like Eid-ul-Fitr into a Time of Terror?
    Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, New Age Islam

    While Muslims the world over are preparing for the Eid al-Fitr that marks the end of Ramadan, jihadists are hell-bent on making it ‘a month of mayhem for the infidels’. It is simple and plain. The spokesman for the ISIS Abu Mohammed al-Adnani had said in the very beginning of the Islamic month that the jihadists should “make it, with God’s permission, a month of calamity for infidels everywhere.”....

     
    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    Time Ulema Came Out Of Denial: Imam Of Mecca Sheikh Kilban’s Confession Leaves No Room For Doubt That A Pernicious Islamic Theology Is Fuelling Radical Jihadism
    Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, New Age Islam

    It might help the ulema come out of denial if they listened to the confessions of former senior imam of Haram, the Grand Mosque of Mecca, Sheikh Adel al-Kilbani. To our utter surprise, Sheikh Kilbani has admitted that the jihadist theology emanates from the same Islamic literature being taught in Saudi Arabia.

    Islam and Environment

    Islam and the Environment: an Indian Muslim’s Perspective
    Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, New Age Islam

    Every religion has its own purpose or plan of creation. However, each faith tradition affirms that this universe has been created by God for all beings to live together in full harmony and in a spiritual symbiosis. All religions exhort us to be grateful towards the bounties of nature that nourish and sustain us. However, modern science and technology seek to conquer and control them....

    Books and Documents

    Reappraising the Common Muslim Mindset about Women Rights in Islam
    Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, New Age Islam

    When the Qur’an accorded women such a lofty status and rights that they could not even imagine in the seventh century Arabia, then why this discrepancy between the actual Qur’anic provisions for women and their sorry state of affairs in the Muslim world today? Reappraising the common Muslim mindset, Qazi attempts to answer the above question with quite a different approach. ...

    The War Within Islam

    The Ideology behind ISIS Banning Traditional Taraweeh Prayers and Celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr: Ibn-e-Taimiya and Abdul Wahhab's Arguments against All Celebrations in Islam
    Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, New Age Islam

    Clearly, there is no distinction between Wahhabism and ISIS in this respect, as in several others. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s order to wantonly kill all those who celebrated Eid was no different from Ibn Abd al-Wahhab’s fatwa that whosoever engages in the above-mentioned celebrations “should be killed, their wives and daughters violated, and their possessions confiscated”. Including non-Muslims, the list of celebrators deserving to be killed included the Sufis, the Shias and other Muslim sects, whom Mohammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab declared Kafirs and Mushriks (unbelievers and infidels) and Wajib ul Qatl (deserving to be beheaded). ....

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    Countering Preachers of Violent Extremism: Indian Muslims As Well As Government Need To Get Proactive?
    Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, New Age Islam

    An ideology of hatred and terror can only be countered by an ideology of love and peace. Moderate Islamic preachers can play a proactive role in countering extremist discourses and promoting progressive and moderate ones. Although civil society activists also have an important role to cover this area, Ulema and other religious scholars can best work out strategies to control extremists’ preaching. .....

    Ijtihad, Rethinking Islam

    Shah Waliullah’s Islamic Reformation in 18th Century India: Sufi or Wahhabi?
    Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, New Age Islam

    Shah Waliullah tried to strike a balance between the orthodoxy in Islam introduced by Ibn Taimiya and the Islamic heterodoxy championed by Sufis. He believed that Islam had two vital aspects. Its exoteric side was concerned with the protection of the public good but its esoteric aspect involved the purification of the heart through virtuous deeds......

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    How Did The Extremist, Supremacist, Xenophobic And Violent Theology Of Ibn Taymiyya And Mohammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab Spread In India
    Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, New Age Islam

    Mohammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab’s campaign to "purify" Islam from subsequent accretions was not confined to Saudi Arabia alone. The influence of his violent, intolerant, supremacist, xenophobic theology started spreading in other parts of the Muslim world too. ... In India, the Ahl-e-Hadisi/ Salafi/Deobandi/Jamaat-e-Islami movements can be traced back to the very supremacist ideology propounded by Mohammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab in the eighteenth century. All these revivalist Islamic movements appeared on the scene to further the ends of Wahhabi movement. Worryingly, they have made far-reaching impact on the Indian Muslim community which had originally been introduced to Islam by inclusivist Sufi saints. ...

    Ijtihad, Rethinking Islam

    Reflecting On The Actual Thoughts Of Allama Iqbal About The Reconstruction Of Islamic Theology, relevance of Democracy, Khilafat, Sufism, Spiritualism, Secularism, etc.
    Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, New Age Islam

    In his thesis, Allama propounded that since the world is constantly changing, Muslims need constant evolution of Islamic theology to keep pace with the world. It can be inferred from his religious thoughts that modern democracy can go a long way in achieving this goal and the inconsistent concept of “caliphate” should be replaced by the coherent concept of “republic”. ....

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    Preface: The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam By Dr. Muhammad Iqbal

    Lecture 1: Knowledge and Religious Experience

    Lecture 2: The Philosophical Test of the Revelations of Religious Experience

    Lecture 3: The Conception of God and the Meaning of Prayer

    Lecture 4: The Human Ego – His Freedom and Immortality

    Lecture 5: The Spirit of Muslim Culture

    Lecture 6: The Principle of Movement in the Structure of Islam

    Islam and Spiritualism

    The Widespread Phenomenon Of Pseudo-Sufis In India: How Tasawwuf (Islamic Mysticism) Is Being Transformed Into Dargahiyyat (Petty Business Of Shrine Custodians)
    Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, New Age Islam

    One can only howl in pain at the shocking and painful state of affairs at the Sufi mazaars today. Instead of God-loving and man-serving Sufi saints who used to run their khanqahs at one time by way of service to the Indian society and in an effort to please God, the petty property dealers and rapacious businessmen are ruling the roost today. ...

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    How Madrasas Can Reform their Curriculums to Promote a Broad Worldview in Place of Extremist Thoughts?
    Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, New Age Islam

    Recent urging of Shaikh of Al-Azhar for reform in the Islamic education to contain the spread of religious extremism came as a welcome sign of introspection. Significantly this admission of a link between Islamic education and terrorism and the suggestion for change in madrasa curriculum was made in Saudi Arabia, a country that is the main source for Muslim world of madrasa text books inspired by its Wahhabi-Salafi ideology that indoctrinate pupils into hate, intolerance and xenophobia. ....

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    All Islamic Fundamentals are Aimed at Military Preparation for Jihad, Said Maulana Maududi; What do the Mainstream Ulema Say?
    Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, New Age Islam

    It is common knowledge that the violent acts by the self-styled jihadists and all other extremist Muslim groups, perpetrated in the name of jihad, are completely antithetical to the principles of Islam. But still radical Islamism and violent jihadism are growing in the Muslim countries. Why? ….

    Islamic Society

    Islam Is a Religion of Peace and Security, Says Sufi Scholar Maulana Misbahi Who Was Recently In the News for Being Questioned By the Delhi Police
    Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, New Age Islam

     Maulana Yaseen Akhtar Misbahi: "Although there are certain verses of the Qur’an which mention killing and murder, there is a specific reason and context behind these verses. However, a group of people have taken these verses out of context and have not tried to understand the story behind them and raised objections against these verses and against the Holy Qur’an. ....

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    Talking To New Age Islam Indian Sufi-Sunni Ulema Denounce Maulana Nadwi’s Support To The Self-Imposed Wahhabi-Kharjite 'Caliphate' Of Al-Baghdadi As Inconsistent With Islamic Principles

    Islamic Society

    Curriculum of the Indian Madrasas and Islamic Seminaries, Dars-e-Nizami: Full of Polemics and Shorn of Spiritual Beauty of Islam
    Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, New Age Islam

     The beautiful Islamic discourses compiled by the Sufis and mystics of India that were taught in madrasas in the distant past, are no more in their study materials. Not even Sufi-oriented madrasas of today teach the books like Kashful Mahjub, Fawaid ul Fuwad, Awariful Ma’arif; historical documents of Islamic mysticism that preach universal values, communal harmony, love for all and hatred for none. Gone are the days when books on reason, wisdom, ethics and morality such as Gulsitan and Bostan of Shaikh Sa’di were the part of Madrasa curriculum in India .....

    Islamic Personalities

    Hazrat Muhammad (pbuh): A Prophet for Our Time: Let’s Recall and Revive the Prophet’s Universal Ideals on His Birthday
    Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, New Age Islam

    Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) epitomised his teachings of tolerance, forgiveness, mercy, co-existence and compassion towards the adherents of other religions. Conforming to the spirit of this glorious universal characteristic of the Prophet (pbuh), Muslims today must give up peddling hatred towards others, people of other religions or even atheists and wantonly declaring their own co-religionists Kafir (infidel) and Gumrah (misguided). ....

    Islamic Personalities

    An objective study of Indian Sufi literature, surprisingly enough, reveals that many early Islamic figures of India who were spiritually-inclined and inspired by Sufism, are mistakenly taken today as the ideologues of Wahhabism in India. Regrettably, our collective negligence and intellectual stagnation have concealed the pioneering contributions of great Indian mystics in the pursuit of spiritual enlightenment, human welfare and common goodwill. .....

    Islamic Ideology

    How Did the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) Treat non-Muslims in His State?  An Analysis to Clear the Prevailing Misconceptions (Part 2)
    Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi

    Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was very much concerned about the protection of the rights of Jews and Christians, as well as other Ahl al-Zimmah (non-Muslim citizens of Islamic state) and religious minorities of the state that he established. A substantial and irrefutable proof of this is that during his lifetime in Arabia, Christians were protected even against foreign invading enemies. The Prophet (pbuh) particularly stressed that religious institutions of other communities should not be harmed. Monasteries, churches and synagogues must be respected, because the Quran itself respects them as the places of worship for the People of the Book, protected by God (Al-Hajj 22: 40). In accordance with this divine commandment, the Prophet (pbuh) concerned himself with the protection of the holy places of the Ahl-e-Kitab (People of the Book)......

    Islamic Ideology

    How Did the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) Treat non-Muslims in his State?  An Analysis to Clear the Prevailing Misconceptions (Part 1)
    Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, New Age Islam

    His noble conduct and kindness towards the people of the book, both the Christians and Jews have gone down well in the Islamic history. If, according to the above explanation, Prophet (pbuh) practiced religious tolerance towards non-Muslims to lure them to accept Islam and give up their previous beliefs, then the questions arise: why he exhibited an exemplary character par excellence towards the pagans, idolaters and people of the book before proclaiming his prophethood in Makkah?  What did the Prophet (pbuh) want from many more Jews and Christians whom he treated so kindly that they became his huge fans and great lovers despite remaining on their own previous religions? Is it not a common knowledge that the Prophet (pbuh) went to visit an ailing Jewish neighbour who used to throw garbage in his way? And, for what reason did the Prophet (pbuh) respect the funeral of a Jew? Did he expect from a dead Jew to accept him as a prophet and give up his Jewish beliefs?....

    Islamic History

    Historicity and Religious Sanctity of Architecture in Islam - Part 4: Islamist Extremists Should Learn From the Most Preserved Islamic Heritage in India
    Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, New Age Islam

    Majority of the Islamic architectural sites in India are mausoleums, tombs, mosques or palaces, some kept up in sound condition, others requiring great and urgent attention. ... At a time when many Islamic buildings have not been protected, rather purposefully destroyed and vandalised, in Muslim countries, age-old mosques like the Quila-e-Kuhna mosque are the best preserved monuments in the oldest fort of Delhi, the capital of India...... 

    Islamic History

    Historicity and Religious Sanctity of Architecture in Islam - Part 3: Muslim Extremists’ Cultural War is against the Legacy of Muslim Predecessors
    Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, New Age Islam

    Central Asia, Iran and Spain have been truly magnificent citadels of Islamic culture, art and architecture. Muslim predecessors, both rulers and religious scholars, endorsed and encouraged building of architectural structures, monumental mosques and madrasas and even Sufi shrines and mausoleums with big tombs and domes. When our Muslim predecessors or the Salaf in those parts of the Islamic world did not oppose the architectural advancement, why the present-day Salafis, who loudly claim to follow the Salaf, are vehemently opposed to it?...

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    Radical Islamism and Jihad
    Why have Fatwas against Islamist Terrorism failed as A Counter-Terrorism Tool, Explains Sultan Shahin in a Conference in Birmingham, And Suggests the Kind of Fatwa Required

    Numerous fatwas (edicts) have been issued by ulema (Islamic scholars) across the globe, particularly since 9/11 in a bid to stem the tide of Islamist terrorism. Tens of thousands of ulema have endorsed these fatwas issued by influential institutions of Islamic learning of all sects in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh as well as other parts of the world. When issued, these fatwas inspired great expectations. As perceptive and insightful an observer as Mr. Ziauddin Sardar proclaimed “the beginning of the end of the war of terror” when a hundred thousand Deobandi ulema endorsed a fatwa issued by the hundred-year-old Islamic madrasa in Deoband, India, “unequivocally denouncing terrorism,” in June 2008. Similarly, Sufism-oriented Barailwis, hard-line Salafis, Ahl-e-Hadeesis, have all denounced Islamist terrorism in their separate or joint statements. But terrorist ideology continues to attract our youth, particularly in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. What used to be merely a Pakistan-sponsored secessionist struggle is showing signs of tuning into an Islamist struggle for the establishment of Islamic Sharia through a universal Caliphate, very much redolent of the objectives of the so-called Islamic State or ISIS.  Popularizing the slogan of “Shariatya Shahadat,” a militant leader Zakir Musa, Burhan Wani’s successor, even threatened to kill Hurriyat leaders for calling Kashmir’s separatist movement political and not religious. Calling them “hypocrites, infidels, followers of evil”, the militant had warned to chop off their heads to be hanged in Lal Chowk in Srinagar, “if they create hurdles in the path of making Kashmir an Islamic State”....

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