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Radical Islamism and Jihad (10 Feb 2015 NewAgeIslam.Com)




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  • To: All Respected Muslim Readers @ New Age Islam Forum

     

    For a learned Muslim man, whom Varsha Sharma called his recent article as, well reasoned and scholarly, seems to have a difficult time answering my polite reminders.

     

    I reckon, Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi Saheb will not answer. Henceforth, let it be on the record that such a highly qualified Muslim intellectual cannot answer a Muslim layman.

     

    Mohammed Rafiq Lodhia    

     

      mohammedrafiqlodhia

    http://www.wethemoderatemuslims.com
    By Mohammed Rafiq Lodhia - 2/24/2015 10:03:18 PM



  • To: Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi - Reminder No. 2

     

    Subject: We made it easy to learn lessons from the Quran

     

    As-Salaam Alay-Kum

     

    Thank you kindly for your prompt response. As a Muslim layman, kindly allow me to ask you the following:

     

    No. 1 – Why was there a dire need to come up with scores of Hadiths to explain the simple Quranic verse (3:103)?

     

    No. 2 – The very point of “Abrogation,” was referred to the older revelations of Abrahamic faiths. Quran stands by itself, and that’s all I was taught by my elders. No, I was never influenced by any “Mullahs,” or “Tablighis.”

     

    No. 3 – You stated that the Quran has always needed explanation and interpretation. If so, then what made the Arabs understand the Quran without having volumes of Hadiths for more than two hundred years?

     

    No. 4. Now, let’s together reflect upon “Surah: Al-Qamar – Chapter: 54 – Verse 17,as follows:

     

    “We have made it easy to learn lessons from the Quran. Is there anyone who would receive admonition?”

     

    This same line has been repeated in Verse: 22, Verse: 32 and Verse: 40.

     

    Why “it is easy to learn,” was repeated four times in Surah: Al-Qamar? Can you refer to your Hadiths, in order to get a better understanding as to why it there are repeated reminders? I am sure that you should be able to pull out many man-made references. .

     

    No. 5. “Process of interpreting the Quran had begun at the time of the Prophet,” is your belief. If the Quran was revealed to the Arabs, whose mother tongue was Arabic, and on top of it, Almighty Allah explicitly states that, “We made it easy to learn lessons from the Quran,” then what made you to come to the conclusion that the Quran was too difficult to understand? You must have a good reason based upon the “Science of Hadiths,” which you have studied. Why not try your very best to give a satisfactory answer?

     

    No. 6 – What is truly amazing is that how did the illiterate Arabs managed to learn the lessons from the Quran without the help of Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslims. Will you be able to explain such a miracle?

     

    No. 7 – You wrote, “Quran uses some words and expression which were unfamiliar to many Arabs.” If this be the case then, why would Almighty Allah proclaim that “made it easy to learn lessons?

     

    Granted that some of my points might well be difficult to answer owing to the fact that I am merely a layman and you are learned man well versed in the Quranic studies. Common sense should at least dictate to both of us that somewhere along the course of Islamic history, our Ulemas, Alims and Muftis have literally managed to turn Quran into one hell of a complicated religious book of all times. Correct me if I am wrong, Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi?

     

    Very sincerely yours,

     

    Mohammed Rafiq Lodhia 

     

      mohammedrafiqlodhia

    http://www.wethemoderatemuslims.com


    By Mohammed Rafiq Lodhia - 2/21/2015 11:27:20 PM



  • To: Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi - Reminder No. 1

     

    Subject: We made it easy to learn lessons from the Quran

     

    As-Salaam Alay-Kum

     

    Thank you kindly for your prompt response. As a Muslim layman, kindly allow me to ask you the following:

     

    No. 1 – Why was there a dire need to come up with scores of Hadiths to explain the simple Quranic verse (3:103)?

     

    No. 2 – The very point of “Abrogation,” was referred to the older revelations of Abrahamic faiths. Quran stands by itself, and that’s all I was taught by my elders. No, I was never influenced by any “Mullahs,” or “Tablighis.”

     

    No. 3 – You stated that the Quran has always needed explanation and interpretation. If so, then what made the Arabs understand the Quran without having volumes of Hadiths for more than two hundred years?

     

    No. 4. Now, let’s together reflect upon “Surah: Al-Qamar – Chapter: 54 – Verse 17,as follows:

     

    “We have made it easy to learn lessons from the Quran. Is there anyone who would receive admonition?”

     

    This same line has been repeated in Verse: 22, Verse: 32 and Verse: 40.

     

    Why “it is easy to learn,” was repeated four times in Surah: Al-Qamar? Can you refer to your Hadiths, in order to get a better understanding as to why it there are repeated reminders? I am sure that you should be able to pull out many man-made references. .

     

    No. 5. “Process of interpreting the Quran had begun at the time of the Prophet,” is your belief. If the Quran was revealed to the Arabs, whose mother tongue was Arabic, and on top of it, Almighty Allah explicitly states that, “We made it easy to learn lessons from the Quran,” then what made you to come to the conclusion that the Quran was too difficult to understand? You must have a good reason based upon the “Science of Hadiths,” which you have studied. Why not try your very best to give a satisfactory answer?

     

    No. 6 – What is truly amazing is that how did the illiterate Arabs managed to learn the lessons from the Quran without the help of Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslims. Will you be able to explain such a miracle?

     

    No. 7 – You wrote, “Quran uses some words and expression which were unfamiliar to many Arabs.” If this be the case then, why would Almighty Allah proclaim that “made it easy to learn lessons?

     

    Granted that some of my points might well be difficult to answer owing to the fact that I am merely a layman and you are learned man well versed in the Quranic studies. Common sense should at least dictate to both of us that somewhere along the course of Islamic history, our Ulemas, Alims and Muftis have literally managed to turn Quran into one hell of a complicated religious book of all times. Correct me if I am wrong, Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi?

     

    Very sincerely yours,

     

    Mohammed Rafiq Lodhia 

     

      mohammedrafiqlodhia

    http://www.wethemoderatemuslims.com



    By Mohammed Rafiq Lodhia - 2/17/2015 10:36:46 PM



  • thanks, this has removed many of my queries. i am convinced that it is the failure of the learned ulemas and maulvis who have not been able to forcefully project and propogate the true meanig of islam to the vast population who depend upon the maulvi for the guidence. how come one maulana maududi has caused such huge damage to islam.
    By Vinod - 2/12/2015 11:21:46 PM



  • To: Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi

     

    Subject: We made it easy to learn lessons from the Quran

     

    As-Salaam Alay-Kum

     

    Thank you kindly for your prompt response. As a Muslim layman, kindly allow me to ask you the following:

     

    No. 1 – Why was there a dire need to come up with scores of Hadiths to explain the simple Quranic verse (3:103)?

     

    No. 2 – The very point of “Abrogation,” was referred to the older revelations of Abrahamic faiths. Quran stands by itself, and that’s all I was taught by my elders. No, I was never influenced by any “Mullahs,” or “Tablighis.”

     

    No. 3 – You stated that the Quran has always needed explanation and interpretation. If so, then what made the Arabs understand the Quran without having volumes of Hadiths for more than two hundred years?

     

    No. 4. Now, let’s together reflect upon “Surah: Al-Qamar – Chapter: 54 – Verse 17,as follows:

     

    “We have made it easy to learn lessons from the Quran. Is there anyone who would receive admonition?”

     

    This same line has been repeated in Verse: 22, Verse: 32 and Verse: 40.

     

    Why “it is easy to learn,” was repeated four times in Surah: Al-Qamar? Can you refer to your Hadiths, in order to get a better understanding as to why it there are repeated reminders? I am sure that you should be able to pull out many man-made references. .

     

    No. 5. “Process of interpreting the Quran had begun at the time of the Prophet,” is your belief. If the Quran was revealed to the Arabs, whose mother tongue was Arabic, and on top of it, Almighty Allah explicitly states that, “We made it easy to learn lessons from the Quran,” then what made you to come to the conclusion that the Quran was too difficult to understand? You must have a good reason based upon the “Science of Hadiths,” which you have studied. Why not try your very best to give a satisfactory answer?

     

    No. 6 – What is truly amazing is that how did the illiterate Arabs managed to learn the lessons from the Quran without the help of Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslims. Will you be able to explain such a miracle?

     

    No. 7 – You wrote, “Quran uses some words and expression which were unfamiliar to many Arabs.” If this be the case then, why would Almighty Allah proclaim that “made it easy to learn lessons?

     

    Granted that some of my points might well be difficult to answer owing to the fact that I am merely a layman and you are learned man well versed in the Quranic studies. Common sense should at least dictate to both of us that somewhere along the course of Islamic history, our Ulemas, Alims and Muftis have literally managed to turn Quran into one hell of a complicated religious book of all times. Correct me if I am wrong, Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi?

     

    Very sincerely yours,

     

    Mohammed Rafiq Lodhia

     

     

      mohammedrafiqlodhia

    http://www.wethemoderatemuslims.com


    By Mohammed Rafiq Lodhia - 2/11/2015 8:11:37 PM



  • Dear Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi Sahab,

    This is a very well researched and convincing article quoting a body of Ulema and Islamic scholars that establishes the defensive character of jihad. I fully share your concern that: "the more distressing phenomenon is that the radicals’ universal interpretation of the Jihad-related verses just goes unchallenged and even unnoticed by the mainstream Ulema."

    Your article gave me confidence to give green signal to Sultan Shahin Sahab to post my 'challenging' piece that I had sent about a fortnight back asking him to hold back until my final clearance. As you must have noticed, I back most of my arguments by the Qur'an and therefore make definitive statements and challenge those Muslims who attempt to distort its message or demonize Islam or its Prophet, upfront - using a sharp and direct language that echoes my profound personal frustration with traditional Islamic closed circuit scholarship.

    Incidentally I had done an article on Jihad some three years ago in the website which concludes as follows and present the broader perspective of the Qur'an on jihad:

    The condition of the minority Muslim communities in predominantly non-Muslim or secular countries – in many ways, is akin to those of the Meccan Muslims in the Prophet’s era. Though not necessarily physically abused or oppressed institutionally as citizens of secular world, they remain utterly deprived and marginalized as any realistic statistics on asset/ real estate ownership, academic performance, and representation in administration, civil service, armed forces, professions, upper echelons of corporate business world, and arts and sports arena is bound to reveal. This abysmal social, educational, cultural and performance decline together with the advent of militant jihad and the cancerous outgrowth of radicalization adversely affects the peace, prosperity and wellbeing of the global Muslim community and must be resisted by reviving the true spirit of the Greater Jihad. This, in light of the Qur’an’s key enunciations of its concluding phase, needs be attained through cultivation of exemplary conduct and behaviour and excellence in good deeds and all forms lawful pursuits in positive competition with the global community (49:13, 5:48), and broad compliance with the social, moral and ethical paradigms of the Qur’an as it had directed the Meccans in the Prophet’s era (25:52 above).    

    Ref: The Qur’anic Perspective on Jihad and Greater jihad: SOS to Global Muslim Community

    http://www.newageislam.com/radical-islamism-and-jihad/the-qur’anic-perspective-on-jihad-and-greater-jihad--sos-to-global-muslim-community/d/6855


    By muhammad yunus - 2/11/2015 8:24:06 AM



  • Dear Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi Saheb, Thanks for your article which has analysed factual and down to earth principles of a civilised society. Hopefully such writings start a process of reversal of blind followings of extremists. Yours Rizwan Anwar
    By Rizwan Anwar - 2/11/2015 2:03:06 AM



  • Dear Ghulam Muhiyuddin Saheb,
    Thank you very much indeed for your appreciation. As usual, your words are again real gems and pearls for us all:
    "A positive affirmation of nonviolence and peaceful conflict resolution can be derived from the Quran. That should be focus of our scholars in order to undo the damage done by political Islamists."

    By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi - 2/11/2015 1:48:27 AM



  • Very good article! A positive affirmation of nonviolence and peaceful conflict resolution can be derived from the Quran. That should be focus of our scholars in order to undo the damage done by political Islamists.
    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 2/10/2015 12:52:22 PM



  • Dear Ghulam Rasool, the following niceness should be echoed loudly through loudspeakers as well. 

    “Therefore, mainstream Ulema and moderate Islamic scholars are required to engage in more concerted efforts to denounce and refute all kinds of violence and terror in ideology. Thus, they can substantiate the point that the holy Qur'an, both in content and spirit, is a symbol of peace and non-violence. It is about time they come up with the true interpretations of the Qur’anic verses related to jihad, Qital, Shahadah, Khilafah, in a way that can redress the grievances of the present day”.


    By Ghulam Ghaus غلام غوث - 2/10/2015 9:11:39 AM



  • Well-reasoned and scholarly article! Muslims must fight religious extremist ideas of extremist Islamist preachers such as Maulana Maududi, Hasan al-Banna, Sayed Qutub and those who follow their way including Yusuf Al Qarzawi and others like them. Leading Islamic platforms in the Islamic World such as Al-Azhar in Egypt and Sufi-Sunni scholars must adopt an ideological religious approach to fight jihadist, Takfirist extremist ideas.


    By Varsha Sharma - 2/10/2015 8:25:39 AM