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پاکستان: جنگجوؤں کے نرغے میں
مجاہد حسین، نیو ایج اسلام

پاکستان میں ایک وقفے کے بعد القاعدہ اور طالبان دہشت گردوں نے دوبارہ نہایت منظم حملے شروع کردئیے ہیں۔کہا جارہا تھا کہ سیکورٹی فورسز کی طرف سے قبائلی علاقوں میں کامیاب آپریشن کے بعد طالبان اور القاعدہ کے ہمدردوں کو کھدیڑ دیا گیا ہے۔لیکن حقیقت اس کے بالکل برعکس ہے اور مقامی و مہمان انتہا پسندوں نے نہایت کامیابی کے ساتھ سیکورٹی فورسز اور مقامی امن لشکروں کو اس علاقے سے نکال باہر کردیا ہے جس کے بعد وہ نواحی شہروں اور آبادیوں کو آسانی کے ساتھ نشانہ بنانے میں مصروف ہیں۔ اس کی تازہ ترین مثال قبائلی پٹی کے نواح میں واقع بنوں شہر کی جیل سے سینکڑوں خطرناک قیدیوں کی رہائی ہے ۔اِن قیدیوں میں سابق صدر پاکستان پرویز مشرف پر حملے کا ایک اہم ترین کردارعدنان رشید بھی شامل تھا جسے حملہ آوروں نے جیل کے احاطے میں ہی سلامی پیش کی اور اُسے پھولوں کے ہار پہنائے گئے جو حملہ آور خصوصی طور پر اپنے ساتھ لائے تھے۔

 

 اس ذہنیت نے پہلے ہی ہمیں جمودی کیفیت میں ڈال دیا ہے۔ ہم پہلے سے ہی غیر مئوثر رہے ہیں۔ ذرا سوچئے، کیا ہمیں موجودہ مشکل صورت حال سے باہر نکلنے کے اقدامات کا کوئی بھی خیال ہے۔ کیا کسی سمت میں جانے کے لئے  ہم کوشش کر رہے ہیں؟ دن دگنی رات چوگنی ترقی کرنے والے ملکوں کے ذریعہ پھینکے گئے غبار میں ہم پھنس گئے ہیں۔ اس دلدل سے باہر نکلنے کے کسی خیال کو چھوڑ دیجئے، ہم فرقہ وارانہ دشمنی کے دلدل میں پھنس گئے ہیں۔ ہر فرقے کا جنت  پر اپنا دعوی ہے، اور دیگر تمام کو جہنمی کہتے ہیں۔

 
पाकिस्तान: आतंकवादियों के घेरे में
मुजाहिद हुसैन, न्यु एज इस्लाम

स्थिति का अनुमान लगाने के लिए ये काफी है कि दक्षिण एशिया में पत्रकारों के संगठन साफमा (SAFMA)  के लाहौर और इस्लामाबाद कार्यालयों को गंभीर धमकियों का सामना है और इस संगठन के साथ जुड़े पाकिस्तान के मशहूर पत्रकारों की तस्वीरों के साथ पमफ्लेट छापे जा रहे हैं जिनमें ये लिखा गया है कि पत्रकार पाकिस्तान और इस्लाम के दुश्मन हैं। यानि पाकिस्तान में हर स्तर पर हिंसा और सांप्रदायिकता की लहर पूरी ताकत के साथ उठ रही है जो न सिर्फ राज्य की रही सही कल्पना को धूल में मिला देगी बल्कि पाकिस्तान में धार्मिक व पंथीय आधार पर नस्लकुशी (नरसंहार) की राह भी हमवार करेगी जिसकी संभावना स्पष्ट होती जा रही है।

 

The discussions between the Najran Christians and the Muslims of Medina centred on the doctrinal commonalities and differences between the two religions. This was history’s first interfaith dialogue and was completely in accord with the Quranic injunction: “And do not argue with the followers of earlier revelation otherwise than in a most kindly manner-unless it be such of them as are bent on evildoing-and say: ‘We believe in that which has been bestowed from on high upon us, as well as that which has been bestowed upon you: for our God and your God is one and the same, and it is unto Him that we (all) surrender ourselves.’ “(Quran, 29:46.)…

“A couple of days ago, during a laboratory session, some students disrupted the lecture and started preaching how Ahmedis are non-Muslims and are wajib-ul-qatal. Brochures and booklets, entailing details of how Ahmedis should be prosecuted, are also being circulated amongst the students. So far, Ahmadi students have not been threatened, however, students report that they are constantly being followed and other students have boycotted them completely. …

किसी भी "दृष्टिकोण" को एक आयत की गलत तशरीह के कारण कूड़ेदान में नहीं फेंका जा सकता है, बल्कि व्यापक दृष्टिकोण और अनुसंधान बेहतर समझ के लिए रास्ता साफ करेगा। एक और बात कुरान व्यक्तिगत नैतिकता को समझने के लिए आसान है, लेकिन सामाजिक और व्यापक रूप से इस्तेमाल के लिए पढ़े लिखे लोगों की व्यापक सहमति की जरूरत है। एक शख्स का फैसला व्यक्तिगत होगा और हो सकता है कि उचित न हो।

Senior Dawn journalist Murtaza Razvi found dead with torture marks

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“O Prophet (S.A.W), says to your wives and daughters and women or the believers that they let down them their ‘jilbab’ (over - garment) this will be more proper that they may be known, and thus they will not molested.” [xxxiii. 53]“Say to the believing women that they cast down their looks and safeguard their private parts that are purer for them, surely Allah is aware of what they do. …

There are less medieval factors. It has long been apparent that the dictatorships of the Middle East form close alliances with religious leaders to crowd out other leaders and groups. Coupled with a historically weak civil society, this has created a one-sided political system in which religious parties enjoy powerful advantages in ideology, organization and, perhaps most of all, lack of competition. …

Another very important thing which Pakistani media could not bring to light out of fear for their own lives is that these killers attack small Shia populated villages, kill their men and kidnap women and children. It may be mentioned here that Tehreek-e-Taliban and such other sectarian groups have issued various fatwas during the last ten years that making Shia women and children their slaves and maids after killing their men folk, is not only a rightful but virtuous deed. …

لیکن جب اس مقدس تحریر  کو واضح کرنے کی بات آتی ہے تو  اسلام اور صحیفے پر مبنی دیگر  عقائد کے درمیان ایک بڑا فرق پا یا جا تا ہے۔ نویں اور دسویں صدیوں میں ایک مختصر وقفہ کو چھوڑ کر ، اور چند جدید آزاد خیال لوگوں  کو چھوڑ دیں تو زیادہ تر مسلمانوں کا خیال ہے کہ قرآن ہر دوسرے پیغام سے الگ ہے۔ آدمی کو ،خدا کی آخری وحی کے طور پر، اس کا تعلق زمینی نہیں ، بلکہ ایک ابدی زمرے کے لئے پیدا کیا گیا ہے۔ اپنے مقدس تحریروں کے لئے یہ دیگر عقائد کے مقابلے میں ایک بڑا دعوی ہے۔

 

Till the very end, he continued to write pieces that required exemplary courage, honesty and introspection. If the thought of personal safety crossed his mind, he didn’t allow his work to reflect that. All I can do now is to send out a silent prayer to him and his family. And hope to convey to him that he will be missed more than he can imagine. He, in turn, would talk with rare pride about his wife and their three angels – if memory serves me right, they are named Maya, Priya and Dina. …

 

I’ve always felt that what we were taught (and keep bleating about) as ‘Pakistan Ideology’ has been like a stone around our collective neck. A stone that keeps pulling us down, so much so that today, we as a nation are in danger of vanishing from the radar of engaging states. Through hectic and rigorous intellectual exercises and projects, nation states construct ideologies to base and justify their existence on….

As in so much of the Islamic world, “Insha’Allah” — “if God wills it” — is how people punctuate conversations in this predominantly Muslim West African country. If you speak of starting a project, or taking a trip, or trying to pay a debt, the outcome is always understood to be conditional. The mosque is one of Africa’s most revered religious monuments. Constructed almost entirely from sun-dried mud bricks coated with clay, it is the largest surviving example of a distinctive style of African architecture. …

 

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Deposed Maldives president says coup has fueled radical Islam

Iranian embassy blames “misunderstanding” for fondling scandal

Tajikistan court imprisons 'Islamic militants'

Mali's military frees arrested political and army officials

Sudan rebels ‘kill’ 79 troops, militia in Blue Nile

Egypt women to demonstrate for representation in new constitution

Indonesian Women Swap Advice on Life in Australia

Students humiliated by teacher in Indian High School in Dubai

4 feared dead in NATO helicopter crash in Afghan Helmand province

Thousands protest against military rule in Egypt

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Afghanistan’s annual opium harvest is coming, and the Taliban are expecting this year’s bumper crop to fund yet another season of political assassinations and coordinated attacks like the ones that struck Kabul and other Afghan cities this Sunday. Afghan opium is processed into heroin, which then floods the streets of cities, well, just about everywhere. The proceeds pay the Taliban’s fighters and suicide bombers. …

I'd like to be optimistic about the future: after all, I gave 20 years of my life fighting for democracy in the Maldives. The fact is that we have lost democracy just three-and-a-half years after our first multi-party elections, which were held in 2008. The man we fought against, Mr. Gayoom is back. Islamists have a stronger hold than ever on power, though they have never won an election. I fear that unless India, as well as other nations, unequivocally put their weight behind the call for early elections, very dark times lie ahead for my country….

بولتے بولتے وہ جنوں کی منزلوں سےگزرتا ہوا۔ ہذیان کی سرحدوں میں داخل ہونے لگا تو میں کوئی بہانہ کرکے اٹھ آیا لیکن پچھلے کئی گھنٹوں سے میں بے حد دل گرفتہ ہوں۔ جب جمہوریت کے پاسبانوں اور عدلیہ کے قصیدہ خوانوں کے دل ودماغ میں اس طرح کاآتش فشاں دہکنے لگا ہے اور جوئے نغمہ خواں جیسے یہ لوگ یکایک سیل تند رد بننے لگے ہیں تو یقین جانئے کہ معاشرہ حوصلہ ہاررہا ہے اور ضبط کے بندھن ٹوٹ جانے کو ہیں۔

 
Futile Battles Over Religious 'Authenticity'
Yoginder Sikand, New Age Islam

Each religious tradition has been interpreted diversely by its votaries throughout history, which explains the bewildering variety of sects within each, with each claiming to represent the sole true understanding of their faith. In turn, each sect passionately denounces the rival interpretations of competing sects as 'deviant', 'false' or 'heretical' or even 'blasphemous'. In many cases, intra-sectarian rivalries have been much more fierce and bloody than inter-religious rivalries. …

Consider Arab women. The predominant image is of a passive, exotic and veiled victim-woman who reacts to events instead of actively participating in them. She is an impersonal object of communal stereotypes that sustain cultural prejudices. In fact, Arab societies are engaged in a process of immense and irreversible change in which women are playing a crucial role. …

Not only do the Abrahamic faiths, i.e. Judaism, Christianity and Islam, place due emphasis on duty towards parents and keeping to the promises made or agreements signed, faith systems such as Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism, also embrace these finer human values. …when Abraham told his son Ishmael of having dreamt that he must sacrifice Ishmael and asked the latter’s view, the son promptly told his father to go ahead with fulfilling his dream. “Father,” said Ishmael “do that which you are commanded, God-willing you shall find me patient” (37:102). …

When the Taliban was reminded that the founder of Pakistan was a peaceful, tolerant man, he replied that Jinnah had ‘Ali’ in his name, and so must be a Shia. “We do not accept the Shia as Muslims,” he insisted. From considering the Shia to be non-Muslims, it seems there is only a short step to declaring them wajib-ul-qatal, or deserving of death, preferably by violent means….

UK: Muslim men who abducted, raped 2 minor girls laughed while being sentenced

Pakistani death squad issued a threat to the newspapers

Jakarta: Sharia bylaws ineffective and may trigger conflicts

All India Muslim Personal Law Board vows to protect Sharia

Shia cleric urges Muslims to join 'Save Ganga' campaign

King Abdullah’s call to promote interfaith and intercultural dialogues

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Indonesian 'punks' caned for pre-marital sex

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Indo-Pak Time is Now
Murtaza Razvi

The strengthening of India-Pakistan relations, despite many unresolved issues between them, can work wonders for redefining Pakistan’s national security prerogatives over the medium to long term. With eyes set on a possible breakthrough in relations with India and on the party’s prospects beyond the election, Zardari had a good reason for thanksgiving at Ajmer. …

Whether God inspired, or ideologically motivated, the murders perpetrated by Hitler, Breivik, Al Qaeda and ideologies of religious separation and slaughter, he didn’t do a good job of providing them with a strategy. Any idiot can see that the bombing of the World Trade Centre or the killing of innocent people on the London Underground will contribute not an iota to the fall of Western civilisation. This is just self-indulgent murder. …

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