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Islamism is -- from the perspective of someone born and raised within the mainstream majority Sunni Islam -- an ideology fascistic and totalitarian in impulse and action, masquerading as religion. The proponents, advocates, activists and apologists of Islamism, irrespective of whatever guise these Islamists assume in public, are engaged in the sort of radical politics the West became acquainted with in the early decades of the twentieth century with the rise of Communism, Fascism and Nazism…..

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  • If the PDP-BJP government in J&K is successful, it would be good for all of India.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • "The conflict inside the Muslim world might ultimately be characterized as one between tyranny and freedom, even if that tyranny is packaged in God's ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • A MOSQUE AND A TEMPLE EXIST IN HARMONY   Perhaps serious revision of text books that portray minorities as the other could be the first step in this direction. ...
    ( By Mohammed Rafiq Lodhia )
  • It seems Maulana Wahiduddin Khan is expert in practising Taqayyah (deception) which is now evident in his different books and articles. For example here he says ...
    ( By Khalid Suhail )
  • Shahin Sb, Part 1 and 2 of the article were written quite some time ago. What Pickthall said about the sense in which the Quran uses the ...
    ( By Observer )
  • Observer Saheb, I was trying this morning to look into possibilities of our ulema accepting your definition of kufr and kafir which is of great interest ...
    ( By Sultan Shahin )
  • A WITCH-HUNT ON CAMPUSES   Hardliners have long been waiting for an excuse to pounce. In November members of the Chinese Red Culture Institute, a group of scholars ...
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    ( By Mohammed Rafiq Lodhia )
  • A SETTING FOR A MORALLY INSTRUCTIVE YARN   The American conversation about Islam may be noisy and confusing, but it isn’t new. And these forgotten images remind us to ...
    ( By Mohammed Rafiq Lodhia )
  • Mr Yunus,Dont you think your services are more required in Iraq where Quran is being implemented  in the literal sense by ISIS
    ( By tim )
  • Majid Nawaz I have seen you many times on show you always talk rational, but one point you miss always that Muslim always present ...
    ( By Aaiyna )
  • Very good article debunking some of the things that Graeme Wood's article in The Atlantic had averred.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • The more women we have as imams and ulemas, the better. They will bring moderation. common sense and compassion to our discourse.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • This is a very sensible summation of what a reformed madrasa curriculum should be. A graduating student must be fully knowledgeable about Quran's abhorrence ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • "Essential Message of Islam" has been a very valuable companion as well as a resource book for me for the past several years. It is ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • "I created......they have been promised". this first paragraph raise question that our parents on the earth never demand anything on the other hand they ...
    ( By Aaiyna )
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    ( By Aaiyna )
  • Carry on Observer Sb, this seems doable, although I don't see ulema responding. But I am willing to try. Please prepare the paper, I ...
    ( By Sultan Shahin )
  • "The starting point for convincing should be the Aalims on your staff. "You are right. It's a very depressing scenario. Ulema are mostly Juhala. ...
    ( By Sultan Shahin )
  • Shahin Sb,I suggest the following:I will send a version in the form of a paper which can be translated into Urdu.I myself have no ...
    ( By Observer )
  • Shahin Sb,The starting point for convincing should be the Aalims on your staff. You have in the past conducted discussions with great vigor but ...
    ( By Observer )
  • Mr Shahin,You can use my name and organize it in Delhi. I can come down there.
    ( By Observer )
  • Observer Saheb, if you are not even willing to put your name to this thesis, how can a discussion be organise. I am willing ...
    ( By Sultan Shahin )
  • Mr Shahin has given a call for an Islamic reformation but when a clear path is shown for the same, I find that he has ...
    ( By Observer )
  • Arabs are great They don't send their army to destroy you nation.They convert your citizen to islam and use them to destroy your own nation.
    ( By sahani )
  • Dear Am Malik sahib,At a time when even the head of the Al-Azhar University, Sunni Islam’s most prestigious seat of learning, has called for ...
    ( By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi )
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    ( By Am Malik )
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    ( By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi )
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    ( By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi )
  • Mr Yunus,You can afford to say all these things because you are staying in India or in some western country. If you say the ...
    ( By TIM )
  • Muhammad Yunus and Shahin  saheban,Awaiting your response to my comment:By Observer - 2/26/2015 7:39:50 PM
    ( By Observer )
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    ( By muhammad yunus )
  • Nice article. May Allah Almighty bless you, Mr. Ghulam Rasool.
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus غلام غوث )
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    ( By rational mohammed yunus )
  • " This is a fight inside of Islam where everybody comes together against these outlaws.” . . . .This is very true. But can ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • This is a real shame! Advocates of religious freedom seem to be a favorite target in many countries.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
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  • “The discussion that we need to have is about how to eradicate the Islamic State group militants who are at the root of the problem and ...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus غلام غوث )
  • Mr. Muhammad Yunus truly said, “Since he (Mr. Graeme Wood in his essay) writes authoritatively based on his misconceptions, he reaches wrong conclusions and can misguide his ...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus غلام غوث )
  • Mr. Abdul Khaliq,You have exactly said. 
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