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Ijtihad, Rethinking Islam (08 Dec 2016 NewAgeIslam.Com)


  • What a despicable comment from Hats Off! His hatred for Muslims and Islam is uncontainable and exceeds even the worst animus of Zionists or Sanghis! And he has to unload it on a progressive Muslin website, of all places!

    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 12/28/2016 1:13:13 PM

  • mr ghulam mohiyuddin's antisemitism is an open fly festered wound!

    he needs to get some dressing on it.

    just so the other brotherhood flies don't feed on the pus.

    get back to where you once belonged!

    By hats off! - 12/28/2016 8:25:42 AM

  • so it is the closet jihadis from the ikhwaan swamp that get to decide what connotation! excellent.
    By hats off! - 12/28/2016 1:47:01 AM

  • The word 'reform', when used with reference to a religion, should have the same connotation as in "Reform Judaism", that is an emphasis on the evolving nature of religion and on adaptation to external influences and progressive values and to a lesser stress on ritual and personal observance.

    Orthodox Judaism on the other hand  adheres to the interpretation and application of the laws and ethics of the Torah as legislated in the Talmudic texts.

    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 12/27/2016 11:35:27 PM

  • "The word reform literally means to remove faults and abuses. Therefore we cannot reform Islam"

    Dr Jamal Badawi - MAS-ICNA convention Dec 2016

    By hats off! - 12/27/2016 8:52:35 PM

  • Aisay kai firon Ake chalegaye o katham hogaye lakin ALLAH k deen wai tha wahi hai our ta qayamath thak rehega insha ALLAH
    By Nisar Ahmed - 12/24/2016 6:47:30 AM

  • @जय हनुमान जयकालाफूल U better study ur wone religion first do reforms there don't follow blind belief v Muslim don't worship what has been created v worship only the creator
    By Nisar Ahmed - 12/24/2016 6:46:59 AM

  • Though out of context but but but...... 
    Guys - be vary of everything Islam..... Protect yourself from getting islam

    By जय हनुमान जयकालाफूल - 12/24/2016 6:46:26 AM

  • No power in this entire universe has guts to make any reforms or changes in the Quran it's for all humanity study it u also love it because Quran has no errors & no reform is required but v Muslim has to b reformed according to Quran & sunha of prophet Quran will be intact till the end of this world every religious books has been curpted exept Quran
    By Nisar Ahmed - 12/24/2016 6:45:55 AM

  • Islam and Muslims are still stuck in 14th century.  😏
    By Bharat Gadhavi - 12/24/2016 6:44:55 AM

  • So time will also come for Islam as it reformed Christianity in 15 Century, Vedic Karmkand Religion in 6th Century BC.
    By Vijay Tiwari - 12/24/2016 6:44:06 AM

  •  @Syed Farid Idris Maharaj Yes ,time is greatest reformer ....
    By Mahendra Manuj - 12/24/2016 6:43:43 AM

  • If killing is the only reason than there are many societies present and past who need reform. From Gujarat to Syria from Bosnia to China from American Indians to Hiroshima the list is endless. Nitpicking will get us no where. Societies have their own dynamism and time is the greatest reformer.
    By Syed Farid Idris Maharaj - 12/24/2016 6:42:56 AM

  • Ina deen indal lahi islam.(allah ke nazdeek kabil kabool deen sirif islaam hai..
    By Bashir Ahmad - 12/24/2016 6:40:36 AM

  • @Ghulam Mohiyuddin Yes. In right earnest. If I am not more inquisitive, there must be some refueling agency like middle east royalty and their links which don't intend reform to maintain the thrones keeping others busy with the religion. Karl Marx termed religion as opium, and vast majority of populace are intoxicated with religion, which was a historical evolve as required at that time.
    By Siba Prasad Sarma - 12/24/2016 6:40:02 AM

  • All religions other than Islam seem to adapt, improve and reform themselves. All religions must strive to be the best that they can be. We should of course be guided by the basic Quranic principles of peacemaking, reconciliation, righteousness, justice, equality, rationality, compassion, tolerance and respect for the religions of others. We should apply and adapt these principles to our present circumstances so as to keep Islam dynamic and vibrant. Islam came to us as a reform movement. It should continue to be a reform movement.
    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 12/24/2016 6:39:17 AM

  • Jabal e Uhad Sharif par Milad Sharif ki taiyariaan. Alhumdullilah. 
    Saudia Arab mein Eid Milad un Nabi (sallalaho eleh wa alehe wa sallam). wahan waloo nay maan liya hay, yahan walay bhi jaan jaen aur maan jaen
    سعودیہ نے اعتراف کر لیا کہ میلاد النبی صلی اللہ علیہ و سلم منانا بہت افضل عمل ہے.عبد الإله القحطانی اور الشیخ عبداللہ المطلق جو کہ ملکی سطح پر بورڈ نے ممبران ہیں اور انکو سعودیہ کے بڑے علماء میں شمار کیا جاتا ہےکہتے ہیں کہ جو لوگ میلاد النبی صلی اللہ علیہ و سلم کی محافل کا انعقاد کرتے ہیں سبھی غلط نہیں ہوتے بلکہ نبی پاک صلی اللہ علیہ و سلم کی شان بیان کرنا اور انکی سیرت میں صحیح احادیث کا پڑھنا جس کو لوگ سنتے ہیں بہت ہی افضل عمل ہےاور اس میں لوگوں کے لئے خیر ہی خیر ہے.ابھی سعودیہ جبل احد پر میلاد النبی صلی اللہ علیہ و سلم کی محفل کی تیاریاں کر رہے ہیں 
    اور یہ جب سے سعودیہ میں وہابیوں کی حکومت آئی اسکے بعد آج پہلی بار ہو رہا ہے۔

    By Akbar Khan - 12/24/2016 6:38:35 AM

  • muslims r not real problem,,,the problem s with thakedari....the muslim thakedaars dont allow them to think freely....Arif Mohammad Khan once said in a lecture....he s great muslim scholar
    By Utkarsh Mishra - 12/24/2016 6:38:07 AM

  • either change ur attitude or armagadon of muslims s coming very fast
    By Utkarsh Mishra - 12/24/2016 6:37:08 AM

  • Reformation is a process of civilization, if it stops then there is no difference between a man and animal.
    By Susil Pati - 12/24/2016 6:36:42 AM

  • @Kartikaswara Gouda in your entire life you have not read any newspapers or magazines. in syria it is a proxy war where USA is backing al-qaeeda , and other terrorist while russia is backing assad regime. before commenting read some decent magazines
    By Iqbal Husain - 12/24/2016 6:35:28 AM

  • @Kartikasawra half a million muslims killed and 1 million muslims were forced to flee jammu by hindu saffron extremists. Will u champion there cause as well like pandits?
    By Rehan Khan - 12/24/2016 6:35:03 AM

  • @Ghulam Mohiyuddin  I agree but is it not true that minorities are I'll treated world over including Muslims. It is❤❤
    By Zamiruddin - 12/24/2016 6:33:16 AM

  • Half million Kashmiri Pandits, refugees in their own country

    By Kartikaswara Gouda - 12/24/2016 6:24:24 AM

  • 170,000 Muslims killed by Muslims in Syria, no one gives a shit
    100 Muslims killed by jews in Gaza, everyone loses their mind.....

    By Kartikaswara Gouda - 12/24/2016 6:23:46 AM

  • The criticism is not of Islam. The criticism is of what is done in the name of Islam.
    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 12/24/2016 6:11:03 AM

  • if ur driver accidents ur audi, whom u will blame audi or driver ...
    islam is perfect people shuld reform their lives according to it ...

    By Syed Anas - 12/24/2016 6:07:46 AM

  • Rehan KhanReha d article also discusses that only n nothing else,d bigotry is not in Islam but in ppl since long time after your prophet died, u ppl need to see n note that,u need to see tht the way ppl after yur prophet tried to hold on d power in Islam n imposed in all unethical way to grab power over ppl,is d root cause of this not much liked bigotry n hipocracy in muslims ,which is unlike other ppl following other religions.The cues is d greed of power n money n not love fr religion as ppl hv opted fr irreigious manner,inhuman ways.It needs courage to look into d eyes of truth.
    By Sunanda Sharma - 12/24/2016 6:01:02 AM

  • @Ghulam Mohiyuddin, you are talking about issues with muslims, not issues with Islam. Please recognise the difference sir.
    By Rehan Khan - 12/24/2016 5:59:44 AM

  • Sūrat at-Tawbah
    By Subhashish Rock - 12/24/2016 5:59:06 AM

  • @Ghulam Mohiyuddin Misdeeds of some cannot nullify the truth of Islam.
    By Mohammed Mahmood - 12/24/2016 5:58:41 AM

  • @Zamiruddin The question is not what Islam recognises. The question is how religious minorities are treated in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Sudan etc. Should we be concerned about that or should we just repeat what the Quran says, "There is no compulsion in religion," and leave it at that.
    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 12/24/2016 5:57:36 AM

  • DearGhulam Mohiyuddin you seem to have not read Qulyauhal kafroona or else you would not have talked like this. READ IT CAREFULLY AND YOU WILL KNOW THAT ISLAM RECOGNISES EVERY RELIGION
    By Zamiruddin - 12/24/2016 5:56:01 AM

  •  Can a true believer go against what is exhorted in hadith and koran don't he have to accept them completely with out exception to any sentence
    By Satishkumar Govind - 12/24/2016 5:54:07 AM

  • Islam doesn't have reformative software
    By Tribhuwan Singh - 12/24/2016 5:46:54 AM

  • The amount of introspection that has gone into articles as this is heart-wrenching. I know what risk Sultan Shahin is taking and the hostility he is subjecting himself to but standing by truth is far worthier a task than any other. This paves way to introspection in the minds of every sincere religionist.
    By Deepa Natarajan - 12/24/2016 5:46:18 AM

    By Kr Varma - 12/24/2016 5:45:10 AM

  • Obedience to Allah SwT through whom is decreed for all ages .No SHOORA here in this matter. We just need to dump the usurpers of identity of Khalifatullah decreed chosen (MUSTAFA) in verse 3:33,34 for global obedience.
    By DrMuhammad Mukhtar Alam - 12/24/2016 5:40:52 AM

  • We need to inform on the presence of divinely coosen ,ADHINAYAK in national anthem for our age leading AKDN

    By DrMuhammad Mukhtar Alam - 12/24/2016 5:39:49 AM

  • Reform cognitive structures since, we just suffered usurpation of the identity of KHALIFATULLAH decreed MUSTAFA in verse 3:33,34 for global obedience. Abu Baqar to AB Baghdadi generated suffering and distortion rejecting the divinely chosen from Mowla Ali to 49th Imam Kareem Shah Al Hussaini Aga Khan IV..

    By Dr Muhammad Mukhtar Alam - 12/24/2016 5:38:17 AM

  • We need to accept the chain of divinely chosen.
    By DrMuhammad Mukhtar Alam - 12/24/2016 5:35:11 AM

  • This is not New Age Islam .There is no new or old age ,this is not like other religions where everyday there is a changing according to the comfort of thiers followers.Here India muslims ruled more than 500 years even then the muslim population is less than 20%.This is the fact.There was no forcible conversions.
    By Farhad Riaz - 12/24/2016 5:34:36 AM

  •  Introspection and evolution is required in all reliigeons
    By Ajit Saxena - 12/24/2016 5:31:03 AM

  • Islam is a complete code of life which guides mankind from the cradle to the grave. It is fit for all ages as Allah has completed the Deen. It does not need reformation. If the so called progressive Muslims by name advocate reform in Islam, it clearly reveals their evil intentions. Of course, Muslims need to reform themselves and follow the teachings of the Quran and the Sunnah. At present, Muslims are poles apart from Islamic teachings which is the main reason for their downfall.
    By Serajuddin Khurram - 12/24/2016 5:30:06 AM

  • Agar harkas wa nakas ko ijtehad ka haq dediya jay to Islsm ki shakl pahchanna bhi mushkil hojayga Aakhir jinhe Islam pasand nhi ha to Islam ke daire se bahar kyun nhi nikal jate ye kya tamasha ha k naam to musalmano jaisa rakkhenge or Islam ko noshana bhi banate rahenge
    By Mohd Atiqur Rahman - 12/24/2016 5:28:24 AM

  • By flooding the 'Comments' section with imports from Facebook, NewAgeIslam is making discussions between NAI website readers more difficult and unwieldy. Let the Facebook members make their comments on Facebook. Let the NAI readers make their comments on the NAI website.

    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 12/15/2016 12:46:07 PM

  • Mr Shahin Sultan.
    New age Islam.
    It is painful that the aim with which you started this discussion got collapsed.
    Now it is proved that discussion can not lead us to any point.
    The orthodox still want to live in the 1600 year old Kabeela society with android phone in hand. 
    Sorry,your mission is good no doubt,but the participants are either brainless or they have a brain 1600 year old causing all Baghdad is and ossama to arise.

    By U.p. Ojha - 12/15/2016 11:47:42 AM

  • It is quite obvious that this Muslim baiter is working on someone's behalf.
    By Suhel Khan - 12/15/2016 11:39:54 AM

  • That's why reformation is necessary to make muslims more human
    By Sanjay Sharda Prasad Upadhyay - 12/15/2016 11:31:17 AM

  • Humanity is changing with the times , not hanging on to seventh century cultural traditions , in the name of religion , need we say more , religion has to rationalise with changing times ...
    By Sanjay Sharda Prasad Upadhyay - 12/15/2016 11:23:54 AM

  • Murtaza Ali
    Murtaza Ali So by creating and worshipping many gods or any other thing or not believing in GOD makes us more human Mr Sanjay ???????

    By Murtaza Ali - 12/15/2016 11:16:18 AM

  • @Irfan Jami  That's why reformation is necessary to make muslims more human ...

    By Sanjay Sharda Prasad Upadhyay - 12/15/2016 11:08:40 AM

  • Hahaha.
    Kuch khalo pehle..
    Aqal se bemR lag Rahe ho

    By Irfan Jami - 12/15/2016 11:06:50 AM

  • Very true shahin ji , islam has to reform , or it will consume itself , starting with the medina verses , nothing special about islam , it's a religion just like any other ,it's neither divine nor is it the only true faith , if all muslims believe in what I have said n start practising it , well then islam will have reformed , oh n another thing , hell is not the personal property of muslims , n neither is hell reserved for kaafirs n heaven for momins , n if a person accepts islam , his past bad deeds are not wiped clean , he is still accountable for those actions ..
    By Sanjay Sharda Prasad Upadhyay - 12/15/2016 11:03:55 AM

  • This is in response to Amina Sherwani’s posts

    Is A Woman’s Testimony Worth Half That of A Man?

    Read the article cited above.

     As far as inheritance is concerned, there is at least one situation when a female inherits twice that of the male. If a person is survived by only parents and no children or siblings, then the fathers fixed share is 1/6 and mother’s 1/3. The rationale appears to be that in the absence of any children to support them which is the case when someone dies without any living siblings, the mother’s needs are greater than the father’s since the father can potentially earn his keep.

     In other cases, the difference is that whereas an adult male has responsibility to support his dependent members of the family including his wife, children, parents and siblings, a woman has no such responsibility. If a woman spends out of her means on any member of her family, it will count as zakat. Not so for the man. The higher inheritance must therefore be seen in the light of the higher responsibility.

     In cases where distribution according to the law leads to injustice because of specific circumstances, the instrument of the will can be used to alter the inheritance and make the distribution just. In general, women have benefited from the law since there are numerous cases of women who are supported financially by male family members other than their father or husband and they could keep their inheritance as their own without being made to spend it on others.

     As far as marriage and polygamy are concerned, the Quran limits the number of wives to four rather than allow/disallow polygamy. Since the Quran is silent on the number of husbands a woman may have, a woman may be considered free to have as many husbands as she wishes so long as all her husbands are willing partners in the relationship. Marriage is a civil contract and the partners are free to add any clause of their choice to the contract such as whether the husband can take a second wife without divorcing the first. If Islam allowed a man to take upto four wives, there were good reasons for it.

    By Naseer Ahmed - 12/14/2016 3:07:00 AM

  • सभी तथाकथित धर्म यदि अपनी-अपनी कमियों के सुधार के अन्तिम बिन्दु पर पहुचेगें तो सनातन वैदिक धर्म को ही पायेंगे । और जब अपने-अपने धर्मके आरम्भके पूर्व की खोज में जाएॅगे तो भी उन्हें सनातन वैदिक धर्म ही मिलेगा । कारण कि यही वसुधैव कौटुम्बिक सिद्धांत का पोषक है। मानव, प्रकृति व सभी जीवों का परमात्मा से सम्बन्ध स्थापित करने का विज्ञान है। सम्पूर्ण धर्म का रहस्य इसीमें छिपा है । आधे-अधूरे तथाकथित धर्मों के परिणाम प्रगट हो रहे हैं जो शायद विश्व-शान्तिके अनुकूल प्रतीत नहीं होते। अतः विश्वके विद्वानों जो धर्मके पारंगत हों, उन्हे एक मंचपर आना चाहिए और अनुकूल वातावरण बनाकर एक ऐसे बिचारधाराकी संरचना करनी चाहिए जी सम्पूर्ण मानव विश्व को सही राह प्रदान करे और विश्व-शान्तिका स्रोत बने। शुभकामनाके साथ जयश्रीराधेकृष्ण
    By Prabhu Nath Dubey - 12/13/2016 11:55:48 AM

  • Only love and humanity can change everything not hate or violence.
    By Khageswar Das - 12/13/2016 11:54:46 AM

  • You lack knowledge on Islam, don't have right to speak about divine scripture.
    By Sajid Arzoo - 12/13/2016 11:53:33 AM

  • Yes the basic is there should b no compulsion in religion then u can set the rest of the doctrine to the mind off followers in islam
    By Salim Idris Attarwala - 12/13/2016 11:52:56 AM

  •  It's hopeless case. There is no scope of change in islam
    By Bharat Gadhavi - 12/13/2016 11:52:13 AM

  • Surely oneday whole muslim society will be grateful 2 u
    By ଜ୍ୟୋତିର୍ମୟ ପଣ୍ଡା - 12/13/2016 11:51:25 AM

  • Change ur perception and ur self...dont question about islam...be u wat are...no other religions give too much rights as islam z giving...what they know about islam and also what u know about islam..keep ur questions to urself only...okAmina Shervani
    By Nayeem Lone - 12/13/2016 11:48:08 AM

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  • So what do u know about islamSubhashish Rock
    By Nayeem Lone - 12/13/2016 11:00:09 AM

  • @Akbar Khan I may or I should or I have....to amend it don't forget you all are in stage one....not in stage three that you will command
    By Subhashish Rock - 12/13/2016 10:57:44 AM

  • @Rehan Khan  It confirms state's secular credentials whether working for Airforce or not, no body supportedPandits as they left themselves ,who leaves his ancesteral home unless provoked threatened & dont forget the universal principle the welfare of minority community entirely depends on the majority community in case of Pandits they were either cause or silent spectators.I am from defence forces and know J&K like the back of my hand ,there are nuemerous Muslim mohallas in Jammu and hardly a HINDU house in the valley so much for your misleading comments ,face the realities of life bravely if a wrong has been commited accept it is the sign of good upbringing fairness
    By Anil Kumar Sharma - 12/13/2016 10:52:31 AM

  • @anil kumar indian airforce came because akhlaq's son was working in airforce.

    2) the most people being killed in the world today are muslims and people killing the and bombing their houses are non- muslims.

    3) nobody came out to support pandits because they left themselves , nobody forced them to leave. Governor jagmohan wanted to start ethnic cleansing of kashmiri muslims in kashmir and also blame muslims for exodus of pandits so he asked pandits to leave in the name of dharam. Letters of pandits after their exodus show how they were regretful of having betrayed their muslims brothers and how they felt cheated by indians. 

    4) 4 lakh muslims from jammu were massacred by hindu extremists and 10 lakh muslims from jammu were forced to flee to pakistan. When u talk about pandit exodus , please talk about this genocide and exodus as well.

    Take care

    By Rehan Khan - 12/13/2016 10:48:45 AM

  • #Nisar_Ahmed have you read that verse which you have quoted ......i m giving you a hint Quran 5:32....read it and also read the following verses.....you all know filtered islam
    By Subhashish Rock - 12/13/2016 10:47:52 AM

  • @Nisar ahmed They should not only condemn killings but deem to condemn in word and spirit which doesnt happen ,killings migration of Kashmiri Pandits from valley case in point no muslim org condemned it or took up their case to settle them back in their houses, when Akhlaq was killed the entire Hindu community irrespective of their leanings stood with family and condemned it got culprits arrested ,Indian Airforce came forward and took the family to Airforce station looked after the injured in their hospital and cured them
    By Anil Kumar Sharma - 12/13/2016 10:42:51 AM

  • True follower of islam never tolerate injustice Muslim always against innocent killing Quran itself say whoever kills a innocent as he killed entire human being if he saved a human life as he has saved entire human being
    By Nisar Ahmed - 12/13/2016 10:22:05 AM

    By Akbar Khan - 12/13/2016 10:19:19 AM

  • Unless and until the Muslims across sects follow and practice in life the simple dictum of " Live and let live' things will not improve , and second if horrendous killings are perpetrated by radicals ,then atleast rational thinkers among the community should voice dissent and condemn these which doesnt happen often most keep quiet safe .
    By Anil Kumar Sharma - 12/13/2016 10:15:12 AM

  •  Idiot person,agent of enemy of Islam
    By Saiful Khalid - 12/13/2016 10:08:51 AM

  • The present day chaos " Are not becoz of islam or muslims but the blood thirsty imperialists and collaborators like u !!!!!!! You said if there is a jihad in true sense ..it should be against soudi " true...but who supports soudi and oll other wahabbi autocrats " to defame islam ......it is ur civilised West who created and supports all these thugs to defame islam !!!!!!
    By Murtaza Ali - 12/13/2016 10:05:20 AM

  • I will try to explain in briefest words. Uniform Civil Code is not the issue at all. A modern constitution recognizes the right of ethnic communities to maintain their cultural identities which includes religion through their family laws. Indian constitution is one such modern constitution so no further work needed. There may be a single/narrow-area practice of a community which is grossly against modern values. Sati came under that category. In my personal view the three-talaq system also comes in the category of grossly unmodern. I find the maulanas to be defending the indefinsible which may be from their fear that communal elements are out to destroy the cultural identity of Muslims as a part of larger conspiracy. If with this honest understanding of the perspective, the issue is approached, then help to Muslim women could be provided because Muslim men also know that the issue does not relate to their wives only but also to their daughters and sisters. Incidentally the highest book of Islam ie Quran, does not permit divorce in this way.
    By Manzurul Haque - 12/13/2016 10:03:14 AM

  • The post seeks to convince readers that Quran is against forcible conversions and such conversions were started only after death of Mohammad and with the advent of First Caliph!!!!!!!!!!!!
    This is not a great article nor is against bigoted Islam!
    Quran is full of hate verses about so called Kafirs and their faith!
    Mohammad started undiscriminate and violently forced conversions and unleashed diabolical carnage and mayhem on the "non believers"!!

    By Uppalapati Raju - 12/13/2016 10:01:23 AM

  • Without reforms, a rigid religion will either be splits into many streams or it will be extinct. As it happened with many religions in the course of history.
    By Vijay Tiwari - 12/13/2016 9:57:26 AM

  • @Prabhu don't you know Sanatan Dharm is divided into 1001 castes and 5000 sects? It is not a compact religion like Christianity and Islam but a confederation of sects and cults. You can mean everything and you can deny everything, 

    By Mohammed Mahmood - 12/13/2016 9:42:57 AM

  • सभी तथाकथित धर्म यदि अपनी-अपनी कमियों के सुधार के अन्तिम बिन्दु पर पहुचेगें तो सनातन वैदिक धर्म को ही पायेंगे । और जब अपने-अपने धर्मके आरम्भके पूर्व की खोज में जाएॅगे तो भी उन्हें सनातन वैदिक धर्म ही मिलेगा । कारण कि यही वसुधैव कौटुम्बिक सिद्धांत का पोषक है। मानव, प्रकृति व सभी जीवों का परमात्मा से सम्बन्ध स्थापित करने का विज्ञान है। सम्पूर्ण धर्म का रहस्य इसीमें छिपा है । आधे-अधूरे तथाकथित धर्मों के परिणाम प्रगट हो रहे हैं जो शायद विश्व-शान्ति केअनुकूल प्रतीत रही हो रहे हैं। अतः विश्वके सम्पूर्ण विद्वानों को चाहिए कि एक मंचपर आयें और विचार-मंथन करें कि 'क्यो न सनातन को ही सम्पूर्ण विश्वके समर्थन ' करें । साधुवाद व शुभ कामना संग जयश्रीराधेकृष्ण ।
    By Prabhu Nath Dubey - 12/13/2016 9:21:39 AM

  • 😂😂 honey your English is not working here 
    New age Islam?
    Dear you need to reform yourself into Islam 
    People talk like this when they get astray

    By जावेद ख़ान - 12/13/2016 9:20:05 AM

  • great it is getting time Muslims revolt against extremism and start their Renaissance...
    By Robert Willem Gorter - 12/13/2016 9:14:34 AM

  • Islam is for reformation and betterment of humanity. Islam has power to reform........... How come u reform Islam.
    By Waheeda Jameel - 12/13/2016 9:13:42 AM

  • If u spk u r secular if others spk they are sangi's rite grt
    By Mallikarjun Arjun - 12/13/2016 9:12:25 AM

  • There z no need of reforms in islam...its a complete way of life.
    By Nayeem Lone - 12/13/2016 9:09:20 AM

  • very nice -don't hate eny thing -evalvuate everythink
    By Rakku Jvelu - 12/13/2016 9:08:24 AM

  • Sangh parivar ka think tank hai, Vivekanand Foundation,. Is ki funding hai.
    I think Mili Gazette exposed this some months ago.

    By Nayeem Lone - 12/13/2016 9:07:25 AM

  •  It is true GREAT teachers respected others freedom to believe in what appealed to an individual's intelect. Islam founder too would have had this generous attitude.

    By A Ganga Viswanathn - 12/13/2016 9:05:03 AM

  • Excellent article!!!!
    Muslims must learn to respect the belief systems of others. Muslim societies, Muslim majority countries must guarantee equal rights and protections to the minorities, which is not the case in any of the islmaic republic countries....
    And the last, No religion has the right to claim that it is the only true religion!!! As swami Vivekananda said, every stream whatever may b the path, leads to ocean.... Unfortunately, one religion claiming as if it is the only pure religion is the reason for so much of violence in this world!!! Hope, btr sense prevail over them....

    By Ajay Kumar - 12/11/2016 8:08:37 PM

  • भाई सुल्तान शाहीनजी, वक्त दो मुश्किल के गुजरे ज़िन्दगीमें पहली बार,
    एक तेरे आने से पहले, एक तेरे जाने के बाद ।
    इस दो राहे पर खड़े मुस्लिम समाज को नई राह दिखाने का दायित्व आप जैसे विद्वत लोगोंकी अत्यन्त आवश्यकता है, अन्यथा बर्बादी के दिन दूर नही हैं, दुनिया आपसबकी ओर आशाभरी निगाहों से देख रही है, आदाब व जयश्रीराधेकृष्ण।

    By Prabhu Nath Dubey - 12/11/2016 8:08:03 PM

  • "As far as Quranic scholarship is concerned, the scholars treat Mushrik, Kafir and idolator as synonyms almost without exception which includes those from Al-Azhar also so it does not surprise me when they fail to look at these wars as not wars to put down political sedition but as wars of apostasy since many of the same scholars also subscribe to the punishment of killing for apostasy."

    you can neither surprise nor be surprised. you are beyond the pale. that is your taqdeer.

    fortunately or unfortunately that is not my taqdeer.

    good luck!

    By hats off! - 12/10/2016 10:17:11 AM

  • It is true GREAT teachers respected others freedom to believe in what appealed to an individual's intelect. Islam founder too would have had this generous attitude.

    By A Ganga Viswanathn - 12/10/2016 7:27:29 AM

  • Islam, it self complete. We need ourselves to reform according to Islam
    By Sheikh Iqbal - 12/10/2016 7:24:16 AM

  • @Sadam Malik  88:20 perfect islam😂
    By Subhashish Rock - 12/10/2016 7:22:53 AM

  • Foolish........islam is perfect as stated by Holy Quran
    By Sadam Malik - 12/10/2016 7:17:56 AM

  • @Nazir Ahmad Bhat No , rethink......
    By Mahendra Manuj - 12/10/2016 7:17:33 AM

  •  He is another tares fatah and extremist on political agenda.
    By Nazir Ahmad Bhat - 12/10/2016 7:11:59 AM

  • Religion should free choice of individual according one's instinct but here we have religion by default not by choice. At the when become mature to take decision, we already conditioned by dagma of a particular religious sect. Moreover if someone still not doctrinated and want to pursue religion of of his instict, fanatics don't allow it used to supress it.
    By Indrajeet Singh - 12/10/2016 7:11:26 AM

  • @Lenoj Chungath it's in ur mind v Muslim tell the truth if u can't expect the truth it's not our fault it's ur way of thinking
    By Nisar Ahmed - 12/10/2016 7:10:11 AM

  • पाकिस्तान में हिन्दू थे .. सिख थे .. कुछ इसाई थे और फिर सुन्नी मुस्लिम थे.. शिया मुस्लिम थे .. अहमदिया मुस्लिम थे... सबसे पहले हिन्दू को मारा गया क्यूंकि ये तो मुस्लिम थे ही नहीं .... फिर वो ख़त्म होने को आये तो इसाई को साथ में मारा गया ... फिर ये दोनों ख़त्म होने को आये तो सिख तो वैसे भी कम थे.. कब ख़त्म कर दिए गए पता ही नहीं चला ... फिर बचे मुसल्लम... अब क्या करें ? साला किसको मारें ? हमारी तो आदत है खून करने की .. ऐसे तो बैठ नहीं सकते ... तभी पाकिस्तान में घोषणा करवाई गयी की... अहमदिया .. मुस्लिम नहीं है .. नकली मुस्लिम है .... बस रातों रात सारे सुन्नी और शिया मुस्लिम .......अहमदिया मुस्लिम को मारने दौड़ पड़े... सारे अहमदिया मारे जाने लगे और पाकिस्तान छोड़ कर इधर उधर जंगल में दुसरे देशों में भागने लगे ......... ध्यान रहे .. हिन्दू इसाई आदि को मारने समय में ये अहमदिया मुस्लिम ने भी खूब साथ निभाया था .. और अब खुद काटे जा रहे थे ......... खैर धीरे धीरे अहमदिया का मामला अल्लाह ने निपटा दिया .. अब बचे शिया और सुन्नी ...... दोनों बैठे रहे .. बैठे रहे .. बैठे रहे........ दोनों सोच रहे थे .. साला हम तो इंसानों की हत्या ना करें तो कैसा मुस्लिम ? ? इतने दिन हो गए .. किसको मारें क्या करें ......... तभी सुन्नी बोला .. शिया सच्चा मुस्लमान नहीं होते ... शिया ने भी बोला .. तुम सुन्नी भी सच्चा मुसलमान नहीं होते ....... बस फिर निकल गयी तलवारें .. शिया मारने लगे सुन्नी को और सुन्नी काटने लगे शिया को .......ध्यान रहे पहले शिया और सुन्नी दोनों ने मिल कर दुसरो की हत्या की थी ........और अब खुद ही एक दुसरे को मारने में लगे थे.. 'इंस्टीट्यूट ऑफ इकोनॉमिक्स एंड पीस' ने अपनी 2014 की रपट में कहा है कि एक कड़वी सचाई यह है कि 2013 में 80 फीसदी आतंकवादी मौतें केवल पांच देशों इराक, सीरिया, पाकिस्तान, अफगानिस्तान और नाइजीरिया में हुई हैं। ये सभी इस्लामी देश हैं। याने सबसे ज्यादा मुस्लाल्मानो की मौत इस्लामिक देशो में होती है ... (कोई मुर्ख हिन्दू ये ना समझे की ऐसे में तो ये लोग खुद लड़ कर मर ही जायेंगे तो टेंशन क्या है .. इसलिए मैंने शुरू में ही बता दिया की मुस्लिम एक दुसरे की हत्या करना तब शुरू करते हैं जब हिन्दूओं को, बौद्धों को, ईसाईयों को मिल कर निपटा लेते हैं। )
    By Kartikaswara Gouda - 12/10/2016 7:08:01 AM

  • @Nisar Ahmed It is people like u that give muslims a bad name
    By Lenoj Chungath - 12/10/2016 7:06:35 AM

  • Quran law is for all thre is no room for reform it's protected by ALLAH till qayamath ALLAH challenge us to produce a single paragraph if it's written by a human being thre will be more mistake in it ALLAH is the author of Quran so there will b no errors in Quran 
    Ahamadi r not Muslim

    By Nisar Ahmed - 12/10/2016 7:05:26 AM

  • Still to understand what he is doing?He is creating Muslim phobia .Isn't it?May be a person with Arabic name but having a defined mission to spread poison against Muslim. We must not react .Let him bark.
    By Mosarraf Hossain - 12/10/2016 7:04:40 AM

  • Only love and humanity can change everything not hate or violence.
    By Khageswar Das - 12/10/2016 7:03:52 AM

  • Author is a (abusive word deleted.... Editor) type of intellectual.
    By Manzar Khan - 12/10/2016 7:03:21 AM

  • Instead of preaching others ,if eveyone reform their own character ,then there wont be any dispute ,world will become a peaceful place.
    By Naseem Zaidi - 12/10/2016 6:54:26 AM

  • Appreciable &encouraging remarks of sheikh iqbal
    By Imtiyaz Ahmad Bhat - 12/10/2016 6:47:30 AM

  • The ultimate islamists of this age are Bghdadi,Ossama Laden and their subsidiaries in different names,Lashkar- e-Tayyaba in Paki,Book Haram in Nizeria,and very many.You are preaching Quran and they are expert killers,rapists and kidnapperss.
    Good team you have made.
    1.Crying lodly that Islam is religion of peace.
    2.Chief Islamists are killing innoc ent people all over world .3.when people retaliate innocent killings. Your Mulla's cry that Islam is in Danger.
    Just see,your prime warrior Baghdadi is being smashed by all civilized world and very soon he will rest in hell with Ossama and Saddam.
    Don't waste your time in absurd pleadings and try to establish peace inside Islam Not like that what Zakir naik was doing

    By U.p. Ojha - 12/10/2016 6:47:03 AM

  • @ up ojha It's idiots like u think so all Muslim read Quran & offer namaz all r followers of bhgdadi then u will b not here to say this it's in ur RSS ideology idiots mind one who make namaz & read Quran he is like a saint he finds peace in it people like u can't understand it u even not know about what's in ur religion book
    By Nisar Ahmed - 12/10/2016 6:45:49 AM

  • @UP Ojha By your logic every Hindu who do puja becomes rapist.
    Uncle ji i might be ⅓ of your age but i don't believe in hatred, prejudice and generalizations.

    By AIMIM - 12/10/2016 6:44:41 AM

  • @ U P OJha You have no idea of what you speak . Millions of non practising Muslims who were criminals in their past life became kind hearted and responsible citizens when they started following complete Islam . Tablighi Jamaat is one such Movement which aims particularly those youths who lack guidance in their life . What's your problem , there is no goverment plan to help muslim in anyway if we are helping ourselves it is giving you headache . Change your outlook .
    By Tabrez Ali - 12/10/2016 6:43:25 AM

  • After all we find in India that whoever reads Quran and offer a namaaz becomes follower of Baghdadee and turns intolerant to others faith.
    There is no hope for peace,and love anywhere and disregarding other religions becomes a virtue.

    By U.p. Ojha - 12/10/2016 6:42:02 AM

  • @Mohd Abu Rayhan Sangh parivar ka think tank hai, Vivekanand Foundation,. Is ki funding hai.
    I think Mili Gazette exposed this some months ago.

    By AIMIM - 12/10/2016 6:41:17 AM

  • Ex-Army Man i heard but you people are so clever now you are hiding your current position and writing Ex-Muslim. Why not you are writing atheist. Keep your stand clear before any discussion.
    By Mohd Abu Rayhan - 12/10/2016 6:17:39 AM

  • Sir g, dalali ki payment New notes mein lere ya Purane notes mein?
    By AIMIM - 12/10/2016 6:16:06 AM

  • bcos bagdadi;s bad deeds ruins humaniy . so this is more necessary
    By Nirmal Singh Rana - 12/10/2016 6:14:12 AM

  • You are an agent of america and israel making islamophobia.
    By Masiur Rahaman - 12/10/2016 6:09:44 AM

  • Talibanization of islam is the biggest enemy of muslim community. Muslims need to be positive and liberal in outlook which require quality education.
    By Mazedur Rahman - 12/10/2016 6:09:08 AM

  • Here you are: Sultan-ul-Ijtihaad Shri Shri 420 Rajan Paranhans,  :)
    By Mohammed Mahmood - 12/10/2016 6:08:30 AM

  • Read any version of the history from any source. These wars were anything but wars for or against the freedom of conscience. It wasn't freedom of conscience that the rebels wanted but freedom from the authority of the Caliph and freedom from paying zakat.

     Even a modern day ruler of any country will act exactly as Abu Bakr (RA) did in identical circumstances. The rebellion were acts of sedition in the political sense rather than in the religious sense. 

     Abu Bakr Siddiqui (RA) was among the very first to accept Islam. He was well to do but donated everything he had to the cause of Islam. He was the lone companion of the Prophet when he migrated to Medina. He is among the Muslims about whom the Quran says are the best of creatures (khair-ul-bariyati) in verse 98:7. 

     He is also among the Muslims referred to in the Quran in the following verse:

     (9:100) The vanguard (of Islam)- the first of those who forsook (their homes) and of those who gave them aid, and (also) those who follow them in (all) good deeds,- well-pleased is Allah with them, as are they with Him: for them hath He prepared gardens under which rivers flow, to dwell therein for ever: that is the supreme felicity.

     The sacrifices that Abu Bakr (RA) made are beyond compare. He is above even a shadow of suspicion as far as motives are concerned and as far as his knowledge of the Quran is concerned, he was given the title of Siddiq by the Prophet himself for his depth of understanding which comes from true knowledge. Very clearly, the Quran grants freedom of conscience and very clearly the Quran also commanded in verse 9:29 to bring all people of the Hejaz under the political authority of the Prophet and fight against those who rebel or fail to submit to the political authority.

     Ridda literally means “rejection” or “to go back on” and in this case, it was rejection of the political authority of the Caliph or “to go back on” the pledge of political support or fealty. In another context, it could be rejection of faith or belief after having believed.

     Those who believe apostasy to be punishable by death will describe these wars as wars to put down apostasy as justification for their beliefs since they do not find anything else to support such beliefs. To endorse the view that the wars were wars on account of rejection (ridda) of faith rather than rejection (ridda) of political authority of the Caliph is to support the punishment of killing for apostasy because there is no way you can make out Abu Bakr (RA) to have been in error when the Quran itself speaks highly of the vanguard Muslims and he was certainly the foremost among them having been given the title of Siddiq by the Prophet himself. While certainly no one is infallible, but these vanguard Muslims were above any serious errors of judgment in the matter of religion. What is therefore important is to correctly portray these wars as not wars to put down apostasy but wars against political sedition.

     As far as Quranic scholarship is concerned, the scholars treat Mushrik, Kafir and idolator as synonyms almost without exception which includes those from Al-Azhar also so it does not surprise me when they fail to look at these wars as not wars to put down political sedition but as wars of apostasy since many of the same scholars also subscribe to the punishment of killing for apostasy.

    By Naseer Ahmed - 12/10/2016 2:17:15 AM

  • Raking up issues like kuffar, Ridda wars, jiziiya etc. only takes discussions to very low levels and is of no interest to anyone today except to the literalists. And also to the enemies of Islam! Does the topic of religious freedom not interest you? Do you have nothing to say about equal rights, protections and respect for the minorities?

    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 12/9/2016 1:29:11 PM

  • ridda and irtidad are related words in arabic.

    both have to do with apostasy. they mean a conscious, deliberate attempt to opt out of islam by word or by actions.

    unless we rewrite the dictionaries to make ridda mean something else, it will be very difficult to force fit whatever we want to say into the arabic words.

    if we redefine words as we like we can say whatever we want and argue that that is right.

    al azhar says that non-muslims are kaffir. al azhar also say ridda wars were basically wars against apostates. these victims of ridda wars argued that their covenant was with the prophet and not with abu bakr.

    technically they were right. but because they lost the war and the victors generally write the history, they have been portrayed as betrayers who deserved to be killed. it happens all the time.

    there are any number of youtube videos by the head honchos at al azhar which have actually said that ridda wars were against the apostates. many of these youtube videos are recordings from egyptian tv talk shows with some of the most venerated imams at al azhar. there are lebanese and saudi arabian tv talk shows also. a few of them are pakistani tv talk shows. but all of them agree that ridda wars were against apostates.

    any one can google the terms kaffir and ridda and come to their own conclusions.

    By hats off! - 12/9/2016 12:21:37 PM

  • It is really great and good to have such connotations, which we Muslim's need mostly. When we respect others we will be respected. There is hue and cry from every corner, whenever any unfavourable happens to Islam, but total silence, as if nothing take place, when others religious sentiments are hurt, by killing them brutally and demolishing their worship place. We Muslim's must accept the reality and fulfill the purpose for humanity. 
    By m Samee u Sadat - 12/9/2016 10:55:16 AM

  • It is important that we understand the nature of the Ridda wars correctly. The main issue was rebellion against the political authority of Abu Bakr (RA) and refusal to pay zakat. The secondary issue was that these rebellious tribes were choosing their own leaders as successor to Muhammad (pbuh) and also calling them their prophet and not Caliph (out of their ignorance). There was no apostasy in the sense of denying either Allah or the prophethood of Muhammad (pbuh).

    The wars were mainly to establish the political authority of the Caliph without which there was danger that Arabia which had become a nation state from a tribal society would again disintegrate and slide back into a tribal society with independent tribal leaders.

    The support for the nation state with powers to collect taxes in the form of zakat or jiziya  comes from the Quran itself where the Prophet is commanded to collect Zakat from the Muslims and Jiziya from others and all are required to submit to this requirement in submission to the political authority or face war.

    The Ridda wars would have been against apostasy if the rebellious tribes had gone back to worship their previous gods and if they had been forced to re-accept Islam. This was not the case. If they had done that, then the Quranic requirement would have been to fight against them until they accepted the political authority of the Caliph and agreed to pay jiziya.

    There were no forced conversions and Abu Bakr (RA) is not guilty of any wrong doing.

    By Naseer Ahmed - 12/9/2016 4:47:20 AM

  • Why Islam needs a reformation now not before? Because the intersection of forces has fallen outside supremacism and victimhood. During the time of winning streak from Medina to Spain and to India nobody thought of reformation. There were outbursts of supremacism. When the West captured all Islamic countries there were cries of victimhood; Reformation was not warranted as the fault lies entirely with the West. Now Islam is facing a new situation first time where there is neither supremacism nor victimhood. The fault lies with Muslims themselves, especially with the two opposing Islamic super powers Saudi Arabia and Iran. There is no indication that this Sunni-Shia divide will be solved in the near future. If this situation is allowed to deteriorate for another decade there is a possibility that many Muslims would leave Islam.

    It is a wise thing that Sultan is calling for a reformation; but how many people would listen to him or how many would curse him? Who is capable of initiating the reformation? The percentage of success is more when Saudi Arabia and Iran jointly initiate the reformation for the benefit of all Muslims.

    First as a preparation Islamic scholars should initiate consultation, cooperation and achieve consensus on many minor issues such as “Who will go to heaven”? Forget about the dirty kafir. I mean, ‘will the Shia, Sufi, Ahmadi and other Muslims go to heaven’? Can they tell Allah in heaven “I won’t talk to Shia, Sufi Muslims?”

    By Royalj - 12/9/2016 12:42:28 AM

  • Excellent article! Muslims must learn to respect the belief systems of others and give equal rights and protections to minority communities. No religion has the right to claim that it is the only true religion.

    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 12/8/2016 12:52:10 PM

  • Excellent article. Rational education can make a difference. No need to go back to history. We have to live in this world with all other fellow humans as cordially as possible. Human civilization has moved on. It is more humane than ever before. The forward march must go on.
    By Ashok Sharma - 12/8/2016 10:56:29 AM