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Radical Islamism and Jihad


  • Dear Muhammad Yunus sahib,
    I fully endorse your suggestion as referenced in your comment.
    Propagating “a focused anti-radicalization narrative to strip Radicalism of any religious basis”, telling the world that “this murderous ideology is the brainchild of Stan” is an essential piece of work for all Muslims.
    Yes, Muslims should disavow this bloody Takfiri ideology by all means and should refuse “to give Islamic burial to those who are killed in a state of radicalization” By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi - 12/18/2016 11:59:14 PM

  • Dear Ghulam Ghaus Sahab,

    Thanks for your comment. But do you agree with my following suggestion as tabled in the article:

    "It is suggested that Muslim organizations – particularly in the West, propagate a focused anti-Radicalization narrative to strip Radicalism (bloody Takfiri ideology) of any religious basis and convince the deeply disturbed Muslim masses and the aghast Western world that this murderous ideology is the brainchild of Stan and it is incumbent on each and every Muslim to disavow it as any part of their faith such as by refusing – at least in principle, to give Islamic burial to those who are killed in a state of radicalization."
    It is suggested that Muslim organizations – particularly in the West, propagate a focused anti-Radicalization narrative to strip Radicalism (bloody Takfiri ideology) of any religious basis and convince the deeply disturbed Muslim masses and the aghast Western world that this murderous ideology is the brainchild of Stan and it is incumbent on each and every Muslim to disavow it as any part of their faith such as by refusing – at least in principle, to give Islamic burial to those who are killed in a state of radicalization. - See more at: http://newageislam.com/radical-islamism-and-jihad/radicalism-under-the-banner-of-islam-is-mutation-of-islam-into-a-cult-of-satan-%E2%80%93-so-muslims-must-create-an-anti-radicalization-narrative-to-defeat-and-disown-it-%E2%80%93-part-1/d/109310#sthash.Uwm0gLMs.dpuf
    By muhammad yunus - 12/17/2016 8:57:10 PM

  • Dear Mr. Muhammad Yunus, I am in full agreement with you when you say,  

    “The vast majority of Muslims, the world over, may have been offended or even shocked by this remark as this amounts to putting a tag of terror on their faith for the heinous crimes committed by an infinitesimally small minority of its followers. But they must not take the words of these great leaders as anti-Islamic rhetoric and search their souls.”

    Any such remark that puts a tag of terror on Islam may offend Muslims. In this situation, I think, Muslims should develop tolerance- a beautiful teaching of Islam. The reason that such unwanted remark emanates from some non-Muslims is solely as a result of monstrous crimes perpetrated by an infinitesimally small group of ‘Muslims’. So it is not wrong to say that it is these so-called ‘Muslims’ who, by all their nefarious acts, are intrinsically making others put a tag of terror on Islam.  By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي - 12/17/2016 10:02:36 AM

  • Dear Mohhamed Arif,

    In your perception the Western world is in a state of jahilliya and therefore needs a 'radical change,' If  by this statement you support the murderous takfiri ideology, what is called Radicalism, - in light of the arguments tabled in the article, you have been indoctrinated by the Cult of Shaytan operating today under the banner of Islam.

    May God show you the right path before this Cult consumes you.

    By muhammad yunus - 12/10/2016 9:46:14 PM

  • Dear Abu Rayhan, Ajoy Dutta asked you a very pertinent question and rather then than answering him you ask him back if he was a traveling agent. This only means that you have no answer so you start raising personal question which is totally irrelevant to the question. Is this very honorable or shameful? you are wasting your time and others' as well - unless you speak in allegories. By muhammad yunus - 12/10/2016 9:30:32 PM

  • Dear Syed Omer Hussaini/ Mohhamed Arif, Your comments purport to imply that the article is attempting to alter the religion of Allah. Quite the contrary, the article is only aiming at reaching a set of fundaments tenets of the Qur’an or principles embedded in the Qur’anic message (tabled below) to the Muslim masses: i) We worship the same God as the rest of believing humanity. ii) We claim no exclusivity in religion - in God’s sight all are equal. iii) The Prophet never took to any form coercion, let alone Radicalism (murderous takfirism) during the 23 year span of his mission. iv) We believe in pluralism, peaceful coexistence and cordial relations with the rest of humanity. v) We believe in the dignity human beings. vi) We believe in universal justice vii) We believe in universal human rights. viii) Our prime duty as Muslims is to serve humanity ix) We do not support the notion of Islamic Caliphate in this era. x) We do not hanker after the so-called Islamic Shariah Law. xi) We are commanded to be kind to all people including neighbours and strangers xii) We are commanded to forgive past enemies and collaborate with them for common good. xiii) We seek to follow the upright path of the Qura’n that lies in its best meaning xiv) We believe those who cause mischief on earth by selectively quoting from the Qur’an or any other Islamic sources are traitors of religion. I as a Muslim solemnly swear by Allah that all these 14 points are fully consistent with the Qur’anic message and that if I were trying to alter the Qur’anic message in any way I incur the wrth of Allah. Now please tell me which of the above points are contradictory to the Qur’anic message. By muhammad yunus - 12/10/2016 9:21:25 PM

  • Dear Mhammed Arif,

    Islam as it came to the world was a radical religion.That was 14 centuries ago.

    Radical Islam today as understood by the world/ world leaders and defined in the opening para of the article is the ideology of declaring innocent people of any religion as kafir and killing them in terror attack – under the ambit of Islam. The Prophet never did this. The Qur’an forbade the Prophet from coercing people in any way, let alone terrorizing them doing this in the following verses:

    “If your Lord so willed, everyone on earth would have believed, all together. Will you (O Muhammad) then compel people until they become believers” (10:99)?

     “We know best what they say; but you (O Muhammad,) are not to force them. So remind with the Qur'an those who fear My warning” (50:45).

    “So remind (them, O Muhammad) – for you are one who reminds (88:21); and have no power over them” (88:22)

      Yes! The Prophet fought battles against attacking armies or against tribes that repeatedly broke treaty terms.

    So, based on the arguments laid out in the article, which relates to present times is true to its caption:  Radicalism Under The Banner Of Islam Is Mutation Of Islam Into A Cult Of Satan”

    By muhammad yunus - 12/10/2016 9:05:08 PM

  • @Ajoy Dutta. Are you travel agent? Bhakt you are not in turn. By Mohd Abu Rayhan - 12/10/2016 6:40:38 AM

  • @Mohd Abu Rayhan So go to USA & fight. Why u kill innocent people of other religion in ur muslim country, even u can't tolerate them.? By Ajoy Dutta - 12/10/2016 6:40:04 AM

  •  I want to Ask So called New Age Islam, who is responsible for Iraq? Are we not aware Greater Israel agenda? Who is responsible for Rohigya mass killing? Who is dropping bomb on innocent Syrian and who abandoned Libya? Who killed thousand in Vietnam and Japan? Who is responsible for Afghanistan? You are diminishing Islam and Muslim. Who are you i do not know but one thing is clear you are not in right side that is clear. By Mohd Abu Rayhan - 12/10/2016 6:39:29 AM

  • If we see the west today, with its half the population as illegitimate and with rampant alcoholism, debauchery, homosexuality, abortion etc, it resembles the age of jahiliya (ignorance), it indeed needs a "radical" change By Mohammad Arif - 12/10/2016 6:38:13 AM

  • Islam from the beginning was "radical" because it had to tear away the jahiliya (ignorance) and bring a "radical" change. By Mohammad Arif - 12/10/2016 6:37:46 AM

  • @Mohammad Arif  Great great thoughts..... wow, unbelievable! By Ashish Udhampuri - 12/10/2016 6:37:23 AM

  • Radical Islam is the true Islam. There is NO moderate Islam. Prophet also fought wars and kept women slaves. 

    Sovreignity and legislation belongs to God only. Therefore it is by God's laws that nations should be ruled. Hence, the purpose of a Muslim's life is to make Quranic laws a living reality rather than submitting to/promoting arbitrary man-made secular laws.
    By Mohammad Arif - 12/10/2016 6:36:41 AM

  • There is no new age islam ... the religion of Allah is never change. By Syed Omer Hussaini - 12/10/2016 6:36:07 AM

  • A sane voice.... By Johari A - 12/10/2016 6:35:20 AM

  • Dear freinds might be reasons so many even india decades what happening. How the Mughals invaded india destroyed temples - Hindus. But please understand what is personality - what is family - what is social process. Now we are in digital - electronic and educated and human principles must. any body may follow any religion subject with out hatred - cohersive - conversions - population control. Bad experiences with bad people happen. Do want us to revenge. God - allah will see and us to refine human values. See so many people for conveneience sake talk quran and will not implement. We true Hindu - muslim - christian with human principles. we need to condemn and work for more peace - love - humanity. Just criticising on each other no result and be terror - extrimist. who want only to kill in the name without only result. can u ensure only muslims - only hindust - only christian will be safe and protected earth quake - floods - viruses. sorry we need to work on strong priniciples. Hope brothers issues because only no education and compressed thought process. I feel muslim brothers need more more value education to balance - refine issue and like new age islam or more moderates required.Let us express - share and address todays issues . By Kolipaka Sudeep Kumar - 12/10/2016 6:19:57 AM

  • If it is narratives that have caused the problem and if these narratives are well founded in our ahadith, then what success can we gain by spinning new narratives? There are narratives for peace time and narratives for times of war but there does not appear to be clear principles which cut through all the false narratives. This is because we have corrupted our understanding of the Quran by laying on it layer upon layer of defective scholarship. If we understand the Quran correctly, and exactly as the Quran itself makes the meaning clear, we have no need for any narratives!

     Let us understand clearly the root of the problem.  The following is a daily prayer of devout Muslims.

     (286) On no soul doth Allah Place a burden greater than it can bear. It gets every good that it earns, and it suffers every ill that it earns. (Pray:) "Our Lord! Condemn us not if we forget or fall into error; our Lord! Lay not on us a burden Like that which Thou didst lay on those before us; Our Lord! Lay not on us a burden greater than we have strength to bear. Blot out our sins, and grant us forgiveness. Have mercy on us. Thou art our Protector; Help us against the kafirin.

     (4:141) ….And never will Allah grant to the kafirin a way (to triumph) over the Momineen.

     (8:18) That, and also because Allah is He Who makes feeble the plans and stratagem of the kafirin. (19) (O Kafirin!) if ye prayed for victory and judgment, now hath the judgment come to you: if ye desist (from wrong), it will be best for you: if ye return (to the attack), so shall We. Not the least good will your forces be to you even if they were multiplied: for verily Allah is with the momineen!

     Now if Kafir is understood as non-Muslim and Momin as Muslim, which is how these words are understood by the Muslims, then the Islamic ideology is easy prey to those who would like to hijack it for their political goals. Verse 2:286 makes all Muslims yearn and strive for victory over the Kafirin, 4:141 and 8:18 guarantee victory to the Momineen over the Kafirin without ifs and buts and even if the forces of the Kafirin are great in numbers and in power. Is it any wonder then that the extremists are so successful?

     Now if Kafir is understood correctly as a religion neutral term which means an ingrate rebel against truth, reason, justice and the laws of the civil society and if Momin is correctly understood as a person who is on the side of what is right and just in any given situation irrespective of his religion, then the Muslims are no longer at war with non-Muslims nor can they take Allah’s help for granted in any war unless they are on the side of right.

    There is not even a single verse of the Quran in which the meaning of Kafir is (disbeliever = non-Muslim) nor is the meaning of Momin Muslim unless he is on the side of justice and truth.

     In the 1971 war, the Indian army triumphed over the Pakistan army. If per (4:141) Allah never grants to the Kafirin a way (to triumph) over the Momineen, then it was the Indian army which was an army of the Momineen and the Pakistan army which was an army of the Kafirin. There is no doubt that this was so. The meaning of these two words should therefore be clear. These are not only religion neutral but dependent upon a given situation. The Pakistan army was an army of oppressors of the Bengali people and the Indian army was an army sent to liberate the Bengalis from the oppression of Pakistan and its army. The oppressors are without doubt referred to as Kafirin in the Quran and those who fight against oppression of any kind as the Momineen.

     For more on the subject, read my articles:

     Systematic Corruption of Islamic Theology

    As to how our scholars have systematically corrupted Islamic theology, please read:

    1. The Misrepresentation of the Quran through Mistranslation

    2.What Is Kufr And Who Is A Kafir In The Quran? (Full and Revised Text of the New Age Islam Series on the Subject)

    3. The Much discussed and debated Medinian Verses Relating to Fighting

    4. The Politics of Religion and the Changing Concept of Shuhuda over the Years

    What Path Must Our Young take?

    What can prevent our youth from being misguided by the charlatans? Or how can we channelize the idealism of the youth in the right direction? It is by informing them of what makes a good Muslim as per the authentic message of the Quran. This is covered in the article:

    The Role Models in the Quran

    By Naseer Ahmed - 12/8/2016 2:39:52 AM

  • Excellent article! Yunus sahab's 14 point anti-radicalization narrative is comprehensive and on target.

    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 12/7/2016 12:38:57 PM