Best of Previous Month
The writer has
done a fairly good number of articles, posted at New Age Islam over the last
four years that can be used as basis to have fresh insights on a whole range of
Islamic issues - all within the ambit of Islam as preserved in the Qur'an. Each
article is designed to be a work of Ijtihad (fresh insight) and draws on his
duly authenticated joint publication, Essential Message of Islam and there does
not suffer any doctrinal vacuum. As Ghulam Mohiyuddin Sahab has correctly said,
and the Qur'an encourages, he has engaged Aql (intellect), Fiqh (logical
reasoning) and Tadabbur (cognitive faculty) to frame the articles, and has also
delved into the secondary and external sources of knowledge – as knowledge has
no religious boundary and God alone is the fountainhead of all knowledge….
Female Trainer Motivates Saudi Students
to Do Community Work
Malawi Islamic Charity Empower Rural
Anti-Muslim Sentiment Targets Women on
Fatwa against Indian Model over Sex
She’s Solved 124 Cases of Corruption
& Domestic Abuse, Meet the Fiery Founder of the Red Brigade
97-Year-Old US Woman Gets High School
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Rocket Hits Mosque in Eastern
Afghanistan, 6 Killed
33 Terrorists Killed, Injured in
Tens of ISIL Terrorists Killed in Army
Operations across Iraq
Al-Jubeir: Yemen War in Final Stage
Russia Delivers Powerful Bombs to ISIL's
9 Killed As Islamic Extremists Attack Somalia
Hotel; Siege Continues
Turkish, US Air Strikes Kill More Than
50 Islamic State Militants in Syria: Report
Divided Turkey Votes In Critical
Election as Violence Spirals
At Least Four Dead as IED Blast Hits
Passenger Train in Mastung
Senate May Discuss Modi’s Remarks
Must Worry About Female Foeticide, Not
Religious Imbalance: Muslim Cleric
Review Policy to Check Muslim, Christian
Population: RSS Resolution
Australian Muslims Being Forced To
Assimilate, Islamic Conference Told
Still the Refugees Are Coming, but In
Europe the Barriers Are Rising
US Troops in Syria Will Only Fight
Islamic State: John Kerry
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Front in France, Jobbik in Hungary, and Golden Dawn in Greece: Far-right
parties seem to be gaining in popularity in Europe. How does hate continue to
fester in a continent marred by the tragedies of WWII? And what does the rise
of the political far-right mean for the future of Europe and the security of
its many minorities? .....
community in the West, now over half a century, that is after the
decolonisation of their countries, who have made their home and now have a few
generations born and raised with the values of the West, must appreciate the
fact that in the Western countries religion is a private aspect of life. Some
of their public values put in practice take precedent over all other customs.
This is also reflected in the Constitution of some of these nations. .....
This level of harmony is common in Bangladesh, even outside an Islamic context; Hindu Pujas are routinely attended by Muslims and Hindus alike, across the country. None of this has ever been an issue in Bangladesh, not that is, until a strident and divisive Salafism started taking root here.
In 1993, the United States unilaterally replaced reliance on the balance between Iraq and Iran with so-called “dual containment” of both directly by the U.S. armed forces. This created an unprecedented requirement for a large, long-term U.S. military presence in the Gulf. That, in turn, stimulated the birth of anti-American terrorism with global reach. One result: 9/11.
During the last decade, Bangladesh turned into a pivot for international terrorism. First of all, it serves, besides the Af-Pak region, as one of the most significant recruiting bases for the global jihad. The tremendous amount of Bangladeshis joining the Taliban in Afghanistan to fight NATO/ISAF troops or the (sporadic) arrests of recruiters, for example for Islamic State and Al-Nusra Front in Syria, can be seen as proof. Secondly, Bangladesh became a place for training and regrouping, as well as a platform to conduct terrorist attacks abroad.
...The Saudis and the Arab states want to build a Sunni resistance to what they perceive as Shia hegemony to their north. In doing so, they are ready — as became abundantly clear with Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal’s statement (though he seems to have recanted and issued a denial since) — to make a deal with Israel. Together with Israel, the UAE and their lobbyists and supporters in Washington DC, the Saudis will attempt to open a diplomatic front against Iran in the US capital. The idea would be to press the US to take a more hardline stance against the Islamic republic only months after the Iran deal.
We are told that activists of the Islami Jamiat Talba (IJT) attacked some girls at Karachi University for the crime of playing cricket on the university campus while they were waiting for their transport to take them home.
The ISIL leadership recognises the leaders of this area as officials of the caliphate. Hafiz Saeed, a former Pakistan Taliban member from Orakzai agency, whom Raqqa has appointed as amir of Khurasan province, is the top ISIL authority there. Saeed is aided by a few Arabic-speaking emissaries sent by ISIL central, who have also brought cash. Local Afghans report that the ISIL has more money than the Taliban (there is no government presence in the area).
They have now targeted the publishers because publishers are free thinkers who believe in freedom of opinions. If the government now trivialises these incidents, there may come a time when they, too, will be obstructed from giving their free opinions. I don't understand why the government is failing to see the impending danger.
Bangladesh has witnessed these high levels of violence against communicators, but there has been a deeply concerning lack of response and investigation from officials and government. The absence of accountability for crimes against communicators endangers freedom of expression in the country as well as those exercising it.
This phenomenon is among the main viruses infecting contemporary Indonesian democracy. In the case of Sampang in Madura, the supposed deviance of Shia is being exploited by certain groups to gain political support for the upcoming local elections there. In other regions, local leaders have passed sharia-based bylaws to woo popular support.
He has a mandate; he is the leader. He is not corrupt, he has credibility. Maybe the land Bill was wrong, and the GST is now stuck. But in the long run, he will be successful and the hotheads will be marginalized once there is visible economic growth. Yes, I will say a PM has to have badappan, he must reach out, he must have dialogue, win over the Opposition.
Phone Apps Are Helping Women Travel in Saudi Arabia
Woman Defies Driving Ban
B-Schools Have Fewer Women? Here's What ICICI Bank chief Says
Women Entrepreneurs Showcase Products
Woman Declares Victory over Breast Cancer
Weapons Found On 17 Saudi Women
and Korea to Step up Talks on 'Comfort Women'
By New Age Islam News Bureau
Dozens of ISIL Militants Killed in Army Counter-Attack
East of Aleppo
33 ISIL Militants Killed in Iraqi Army Operations in Anbar
Iraq Parliament Bars Govt from Passing Reforms
Turkish, US Airstrikes Kill Over 50 IS Militants in
Army Spokesman: Saudi Claims about Ending Aggressions
On Yemen Untrue, Deceptive
Erdogan’s Party Regains Majority in Crucial Poll
Supporters of al-Qaeda and Taliban now Support Daesh:
Afghan Minister of Interior
ISIL Recruiting and Brainwashing Afghan Children,
Dissident Taliban Choose Mullah Rasool as Their Leader
12 Killed As Shebab Attack Somalia Hotel
Libyan Court Adjourns Trial of Qadhafi’s Son
Revive Rishi-Sufi Harmonious Traditions, Reclaim the
Syncretic Culture of India, says Governor, J&K
Modernise Madrasa in Militant Hotbed in Jammu &
Security Forces Kill Six Suspected Militants in Kalat
Minorities Participate, Christian Parties Boycott
British FM Says It’s ‘Business As Usual’ With Saudi
German Coalition Fails To Reach Agreement On Refugees
Angkasa: Consortium of Mosque Cooperatives to Be Set
Up By Year End
Najib: Govt does not force people to convert to Islam
55% of Calif. Muslim Students Bullied: Study
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في الواقع ، المملكة العربية السعودية تضفي الشرعية على الأصولية والتمييز الديني وعدم التسامح والتعصب واضطهاد المرأة. بالإضافة إلى منع السعوديات من قيادة السيارات، فإن بعض رجال الدين يمنعونهن أيضا من وضع حزام الأمان تفاديا لإظهار تضاريس أجسادهن. وتشعل المملكة العربية السعودية التوتر والانقسام بين السنة والشيعة وتضرب مثالا سيئا لعدم التسامح والتعصب بحظرها للكنائس.
Where are the Syrians?
LINDA S. HEARD
What brought down the
Russian jet in Egypt?
Dr. Theodore Karasik
Only fifty U.S. military
personnel in Syria!
Can the Vienna Talks bring
breakthroughs in Syria?
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The tragedy in Bangladesh is that we,
as a nation, have not been able to come out of our self-centeredness and it
was, thus, no surprise that it took 21 years to officially recognise the
culpability of a heinous offence committed in the most blatant manner.
A century on, nothing has changed and
everything has changed. As these 100 years of dreams and nightmares, of
illusion and disillusion, with a few measures of delusion, reach their
dissolution point, what does the next century hold in store for the region?
Earlier, the program started with a theme
presentation by Prof Naseem Ahmad Shah, who also moderated the session. It was
followed by Ali Zahiri Tousi’s Sufism and its Cultural Manifestations, Sultan
Shahin’s India and its Vibrant Sufi Connect and Prof Hameed Naseem
Rafiabadi’s How do we Preserve and
Promote the Values Enshrined in Reshi-Sufi way.
When earth is less than sacred,
we become less than human – a truth I believe both Islam and Buddhism, as I
have listened to their teachings, affirm. When we fully acknowledge the
sacredness of the earth we also become aware of our particularly human task as
khalifa, stewards, or as those beings living in that unique realm where we have
both the teaching of the Buddha and the capacity for taking moral
responsibility for other creatures.
strife has afflicted Pakistan virtually from the moment of its birth, but has
escalated continuously since 1979, with the then President General Zia-ul-Haq's
'Islamicisation' of Pakistani politics. Shias resisted this process as the
'Sunnification' of Pakistan, since most of the laws and regulations introduced
were based on Sunni Fiqh (Jurisprudence). Notably, in July 1980, 25,000 Shias
gathered in Islamabad to protest the Islamicisation laws....
…It was during one of my expeditions that I traveled to a small town named Hazro - a tehsil of the Attock district, Punjab, and was instantly smitten.
Formerly a fortified town with four gates, Hazro is home to many temples, gurdwaras and havelis believed to have been built during the Sikh and British era.