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مومن  قرآن  کی اصطلاح  میں وہ شخص ہے جس کا وجود اس دنیا میں سب کے لئے خیر  و سکون اور امن و آشتی  کا باعث بنتا ہے ۔ اس خطہ أرض  پر فساد، نا اتفاقی ، نفرتیں اور خون خرابہ کرنے والوں  کو قرآن ‘‘ مفسد’’ کہتا ہے ۔المختصر یہ کہ ‘‘ مومن ’’ کے دل کو اللہ کی رحمت اور محبت گداز کردیتی ہے جس کی وجہ  سے مومن کے دل میں ہر ایک کے لئے خیر محبت  اور امر بالمعروف  کے لئے کوششیں  و جد و جہد کی  چاہ پیدا ہوجاتی ہے اور مومن  کا وجود امن عامّہ  کا ضامن بن جاتا ہے کیا یہ  ممکن ہے کہ مومن ہونے کا دعویٰ کرنے والے اپنی ہی نوعِ انساں  کے دشمن بن جائیں؟  جب کہ اپنی  ہی نوع سے محبت تو جانوروں اور حیوانوں  میں بھی پائی جاتی ہے ۔

 

یاد دہانی کے لئے یہ کہنا ضروری ہے کہ جب ہم نرگسیت کا ذکر کرتے ہیں تو ہر بار ہماری بحث صرف مریضانہ نرگسیت سے ہوتی ہے۔ صحت مند خود اعتمادی، مسابقت کی خواہش، خودشناسی، خودبینی اور خودنگری شخصیت کی صحت مند شکلیں ہیں جنھیں بعض اوقات صحت مند نرگسیت بھی کہا جاتا ہے۔ لیکن ہماری بحث مریضانہ نرگسیت سے ہے۔نرگسیت اور خوش فہمی کا چولی دامن کا ساتھ ہے۔ خوش فہمی کا ایک نقصان یہ ہوتا ہے کہ خود تنقیدی کی صلاحیت کمزور ہوتے ہوتے مر جاتی ہے۔ چنانچہ جب آپ اپنی اچھائی برائی کا بے لاگ جائزہ لینے سے قاصر ہو جاتے ہیں تو شخصیت کی نشوونما رک جاتی ہے۔ اجتماعی سطح پر پھیلائی جانے والی خوش فہمیاں تہذیبی خوش فہمی کی شکل اختیار کرتی ہیں۔

 

تمام انبیاء کی ظاہری شکل و صورت اور وضع قطع اگرچہ ایک عام انسان کی ہی طرح تھی، لیکن ان کا باطن اور ان کے روحانی احوال ملکوتی صفات کے ساتھ اعلیٰ ترین انسان اقدار کے حامل تھے جنہیں ہر لمحہ مصاحبت خدا وندی حاصل تھی اور جو کسی بھی طرح کے نقص کے یا برائی کے کسی بھی تصور سے پاک اور بلند و بالا تھے۔ اگر ایسا نہیں ہوتا تو کوئی بھی نبی حامل وحی نہیں بن پاتاجیسا کہ قرآن میں اللہ کا فرمان ہے۔

 آج کچھ اہل علم حضرات علم غیب نبوت پر ایمان رکھنے کو شرک کے مترادف قرار دے کر مسلمانوں کی ایک بہت بڑی جماعت کو مشرک بنانے پر بضد ہیں۔ جبکہ خدا کے لا محدود، ابدی اور ازلی علم کا تعین اور تحدید جو کہ وقت اور جگہ کی قید سے آزاد ہے اور جس کی کوئی ابتداء اور انتہاء نہیں ہے، انبیاء کے علم کی بنیاد پر کرنا بہت بڑی ناانصافی اور علمی کم مائگی کا ثبوت ہے اس لیے کہ اگرچہ انبیاء علیہم السلام کا علم اس سے کہیں بڑھ کر ہے جو ایک عام انسان حاصل کر سکتا ہے لیکن پھر بھی اس کے محدود ہونے میں کوئی شک نہیں ہے۔

 ہمیں یہ نہیں بھولنا چاہیے کہ خدا کا علم ایک سمندر کی طرح ہے جس کی کوئی حد اور جس کا کوئی دائرہ اور کنارہ نہیں ہے اور انسانیت کو دریافت تمام علوم و فنون خدا کے علم کے مقابلے میں پانی کی ایک بوند سے بھی کم ہیں۔

 

Simple answer; the embrace of Wahabism in Malaysia is a source of radicalisation among Muslims here. In 2001, the PBS news programme Frontline noted that Saudi Government has been franchising Wahabism all over the globe; disguising their operation by funding charity work, education and religious institution....

 

What we all need to do is talk with each other, lay things out as bluntly as we can and then examine how we can build cohesive societies, where no one has to live in apprehension or fear of the other. We need to highlight the dimension of pluralism, and we want the world to respect us for our justice, honesty and fairness. .....

 

When the Spaniards came, the Latin American societal system experienced an abrupt change. It was because of this abruptness and shock that many people were not able to let go of their centuries old traditions so easily The effects of colonisation caused tremendous damage to the fibre of the family structure and have caused economic upheaval in society in terms of religion and class.....

 

It would be useful to understand the historical process by Hindu Personal Laws was reformed to appreciate the significance of this proposal by the BMMA. It took almost 10 years for the Hindu Code Bill to be drafted, debated, defended and passed. However, the call for reforms and the ground work for the codification of Hindu Personal Laws started almost a century before that. Similarly, codification and reforms of MPL is bound to take time. A necessary antecedent to that, as in the case of the Hindu Code Bill, is a resurgent, palpable and vocal call for reforms from within the Muslims…..

 
The Holy Vedas: Cosmic Yajna - Part 3
Edited and Prepared By Pandit Satyakam Vidyalankar

The refreshing glow of Divine Consciousness sends forth each busy man to his pursuit; she knows no delay. O Dawn, rich in opulence, when you come, birds that have flown forth rest no longer.....

 

When the Bhartiya Mahila Muslim Andolan started working on codifying Muslim personal law, they weren’t sure whether to ban polygamy, or make it conditional. Senior lawyers pointed out that despite bigamy being an offence, Hindu men continued to take a second wife. These women didn’t enjoy the status of a wife, whereas even the fourth wife of a Muslim man had that status. But the final draft of the new ‘Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act’, released in Mumbai on June 18, makes polygamy illegal…..

The fragmentation of Iraq — a possibility now more real than in the past—into three states would not fail to generate new tensions, which in turn would spill over into the neighbouring countries of Iran, Turkey, and Jordan. That might easily fuel foreign intervention to end or contain the chaos in the region.  Some observers have noted that U.S. Democrats’ design for the partition of Iraq is finally coming to fruition…..

 

Most of the 60 Cham Muslim women interviewed tried to hold on to religious tenets by modifying some of their religious practices. The issue of ritual purity was especially sensitive, because the communal kitchens often served pork meat and soup, while some of the agricultural work involved feeding and washing pigs. Some women would try to avoid eating pork as much as possible, which was not easy because there was not enough food to eat in the first place. Others would secretly prepare and eat whatever items they could find……

 

Generations of the young and lovelorn of Mosul have gazed at the Tomb of the Girl in Ras al-Jada, reputed to honour a beautiful girl who died of a broken heart. Historians believe the tomb in fact belonged to the great historian of medieval Islam, Ali ’Izz al-Din Ibn al-Athir al-Jazari, who died in 1260. In his masterwork, the al-Kamil fil’Tarikh, the History of the World, al-Jazari chronicled the epic wars of his times, from the Crusades to the Mongol invasions. Now, the Tomb of the Girl is a gaping hole, bulldozed by Islamic State of Iraq and al-Shams (ISIS) insurgents who captured Mosul less than a fortnight ago. The statue of the poet Mullah Uthman Ali Mussili, a nineteenth century Mosul poet whose lyrics still run through modern Arab music, has been removed from the al-Mahata area. The statue to iconic poet Abu Tammam in the Bab al-Tourb area, residents say, is gone......

Two other reports by Praveen Swami from the war zone:

Mosul Refugees Live In Fear, Uncertainty

Iraq Launches Ramadan Counter-Offensive

Islam in America is rapidly expanding. It is the fastest-growing religion in the nation, and the second most practiced faith in twenty states. These demographic shifts prompted a prominent Los Angeles-based imam to comment, "Ramadan is a new American tradition." The cleric's forward-looking pronouncement marks Islam's recent arrival in the US. However, this statement reveals a pathology afflicting a lot of Muslim Americans today - an inability to look back and embrace the opening chapters of Muslim American history written by enslaved African Muslims. Social scientists estimate that 15 to 30 percent, or, "[a]s many as 600,000 to 1.2 million slaves" in antebellum America were Muslims. 46 percent of the slaves in the antebellum South were kidnapped from Africa's western regions, which boasted "significant numbers of Muslims". ....

The ongoing war in Iraq should not be called Sunni vs. Shiites. Almost all the terrorists are fond of attaching their names with Islamic terms like Islam, Jihad, Sharia, Sunni, while they have nothing to do with Islamic teachings like peace, harmony, co-existence, brotherhood, integrity, unity and love. Why is it that they want such titles? Some say they are doing so to disrepute Islam, others say they are being brought up by extremist westerners who have hate and prejudice against Islam so as to degrade the value of Islam, while others say they want to seize Iraq and establish their self-styled caliphate system. Whatever the reason may be, I will say they have no relation with the Qur’an, Ahadith, and rightly guided caliphs.....

Female Prisoners in Egypt Suffer Rampant Abuse

Syrian Women Refugees Suffer In Jordan

New Video from Yemen Explores Women’s Role in the Security Sector

Yemeni Women Receive the OBE Award by Queen Elizabeth II

Women and Children Bear the Brunt of Iran's Grim Public Executions

Marriage Registration Discount to Be Given To Female Religious Seminary Students

Iraqi Women, Girls Face Further Violence, Exploitation during Crisis: UNFPA

Nigerian First Lady Urges Moslem Women to Reflect On New Ways to Peace, Harmonious Co-Existence

Trafficking In Women Will Be Hard To Curb

Portland Is Ground Zero for the Best Women’s Soccer in the World

UK University launches scholarship to honour slain Saudi student

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

इस्लाम के नाम पर निरंकुश आतंकवाद और बर्बरता बढ़ रही है। पिछले साल मार्च में जारी किए गए फतवे में पाकिस्तान के सशस्त्र बलों के सदस्यों को इस बात के लिए प्रेरित किया गया था कि वो किसी भी हथियार, गोला बारूद और यहां तक कि कच्चे माल के साथ तोड़फोड़ की कार्रवाई शुरू करें जैसे जहाजों के इंजन में रेत डालें या किचन में इस्तेमाल होने वाले चाकू से अपने साथियों की हत्या कर दें। इस फतवे में जो मलाला पर गोलियां दागने में सफल होगा उसके लिए जन्नत का वादा किया गया था।

 

रमज़ान के आने के साथ ही मुसलमानों की दैनिक दिनचर्या में बदलाव आ जाता है। इबादत, तिलावत, ज़िक्र और तस्बीह,  तहज्जुद और तौबा अस्तग़फ़ार मुसलमानों के दिन और रात को मुनव्वर करते हैं और आंतरिक शुद्धिकरण का कारण बनते हैं। इस दौरान मुसलमान मानसिक शांति चाहता है और जहाँ तक सम्भव हो कोशिश करता कि न वो किसी की इबादत में खलल डाले और न कोई दूसरा उसकी मानसिक शांति को बाधित करे।

 

Arab World

Iraq: ISIL Militants Fleeing Salahuddin in Women Dress

In Jordan, ISIL inspires new generation of Islamist militants

Lebanese rebel group pledges loyalty to ISIL

Pakistan

300 Ulema and Mashaikh Appeal To Taliban to Surrender

God protects me; not worried about US bounty: Hafiz Saeed

Zarb-e-Azb: Number of registered IDPs reaches 468,000

South Asia

27 Taliban killed, 21 others injured in Afghan operations

Mideast

ISIS fighter says group will 'break all borders to reach Jerusalem'

Temple Mount: Jews Harassed, Ordered to 'Respect Ramadan'

North America

Declaring caliphate in Iraq, Syria has ‘no meaning’: US

Obama Condemns Killing of Israeli Teens as ‘Senseless Act of Terror’

Africa

Clashes between Uganda army, CAR gunmen kill at least 17

Nigeria Muslim leader: Boko Haram does not represent Islam

Europe

Tajiks urge govt to remove ban on children attending mosques

Outrage as firm lures Saudis with Canadian citizenship

Iraq jihadists ‘selling oil to Assad’, says France

India

India announces new liberal visa policy for Afghan nationals

Southeast Asia

Understand the ‘Jihad’ Concept, Of Kelantan Advises Muslims

Australia

It’s time for Muslim leaders to embrace secular state

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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Over the next two or three decades, as they come into their own politically, expect big changes in the region.  Someday, there will undoubtedly be an Arab Summer and the youth of this era will be honored for what they did against all odds.  Mubarak’s hired thugs attempted to ride them down with camels.  That regime isn't there anymore and the Millennials are biding their time.  We haven't heard the last of their generation......

 

Ramadan always takes me back to the refugee camp in Gaza, no matter where I am in the world. And when a TV sheikh preaches about what Ramadan is or is not about, I often reflect on what Ramadan has meant to me and my peers in the refugee camp. It was not about feeling the brunt of the poor, for we all were, Ghassan included, poverty-stricken. It was about sharing the hardships of life, a communal struggle against one’s own weaknesses and a month-long introspection to uncover the collective strength of a beleaguered community. Ramadan was an exacting platform through which poverty and deprivation were devalued so that when Ramadan was over, we felt grateful for the little we had, before we resumed our struggle for the rights and freedoms we truly deserved…….

Rumi says further: “There is only one sort of goodness in the world, and that is loving others as one loves himself; in other words, we should regard other people as we regard ourselves. What remains is illusion and nullity.”  To shed light on this obscure area, Sheikh Mahmud Shabistari (1267-1320), in his mystical poem Gulshan-i-Raz (the mystic rose garden), explains the nature of “Self” as follows:

Who am I? Make me well aware of “self”

What does it mean, within yourself, “travel”?

Then you inquired about, what is it “self’?

Make me aware of “Self”. Who is this “Self’?.....

 

The declaration of the new Islamic State and Caliphate by the militant Sunnis of ISIS is a bold grab for the leadership of the global jihadist movement and brand. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the new self-proclaimed Caliph Ibrahim, is seeking to take over where Osama bin Laden left off…..

 

Until those that are behind these barbarous killings and evil and that secretly fund, encourage and instigate it are made to face justice and answer for their crimes and until such barbaric killings, abductions and forced conversions and marriages are brought to an end, Nigeria and the Nigerian people will not know peace and they will continue to suffer God’s judgement……

 

The Qadri Sufi Bulleh Shah of Punjab (1680-1757) held that no religion was better than any other to attain God. He refused to be imprisoned by the mythological boundaries of a sectarian religion and he took free flights in the open sky of thought. He was influenced by the Sant or Bhakti tradition. He freely appreciated and adopted some ‘Hindu’ ideas, seeing God in Krishna, who grazed cows in Brindaban, and in Rama, who invaded Lanka. He had studied and had knowledge of the Upanishads. He accepted the Vaishnava idea of the Grace of God—which is that one cannot achieve anything through one’s own efforts but only by the Grace of God.....

 

Mike Ghouse is from the World Muslim Congress, a think tank committed to nurturing the pluralistic values of Islam. This group is about Muslims and their civic responsibilities; it is not about religious practices but simply about learning and creating a religious, social and civic space for Muslims in the community of faiths. For this Ramadan, Mike would like to get the following message out: “By the end of 2020, there will not be a major city in America, and perhaps in the world, where you will not find people of different faiths, cultures, ethnicities, races, nationalities and social backgrounds working, eating, praying, playing, marrying, and doing things together. This is bound to create conflicts, and thus we need to prepare ourselves to deal with such eventualities……

 
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