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Allama Sir Muhammad Iqbal
The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam
Biography, Audio
Khuda Ke Liye - Full movie
Ustad Fateh Ali Khan Nauha: Yeh sochta hooN ke Abid ka haal kya hoga.
Vivekananda
Confessions of an Economic Hit Man - Part I, How the US enslaved South America
Confessions of an Economic Hit Man - Part II, How the US enslaved Saudi Arabia but failed in Saddam Hussein's Iraq
Her Majesty Queen Rania Al
Abdullah of Jordan at Zeitgeist08
Jordan's Queen Rania
on Arab women
Jews That Lived In
Palestine Tell Their Story
TITO SEIF - Popular Egyptian
Muslim Male Belly Dancer
On the Streets of New York, Calls to "Wipe Out" Palestinians
  The Quran: A New Translation - The eternal present tense
  Preface: The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam By Dr. Muhammad Iqbal
  Lecture 1: Knowledge and Religious Experience
  Lecture 2: The Philosophical Test of the Revelations of Religious Experience
  Lecture 3: The Conception of God and the Meaning of Prayer
  Lecture 4: The Human Ego – His Freedom and Immortality
  Lecture 6: The Principle of Movement in the Structure of Islam
  Lecture 6: The Principle of Movement in the Structure of Islam
  Lecture 7: Is Religion Possible?
  INDEX: The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam By Dr. Muhammad Iqbal
  Bibliography: The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam By Dr. Muhammad Iqbal
  NOTES AND REFERENCES: The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam By Dr. Muhammad Iqbal
  INTRODUCTION: Tablighi Jamaat in the light of Facts and Truth by Maulana Arshadul Qadri
  CHAPTER 1: The Tableeghi Jamaat in the light of facts and truth by Maulana Arshadul Qadri
  CHAPTER 2: THE AIMS AND OBJECTS OF THE TABLEEGHI JAMAAT by Maulana Arshadul Qadri
  CHAPTER 3: TABLEEGHI JAMAAT - A STAGGERING RECORD OF RELIGIOUS TYRANNIES by Maulana Arshadul Qadri
  CHAPTER 4: TABLEEGHI JAMAAT - THE HISTORY OF CONSPIRACIES AGAINST ISLAM by Maulana Arshadul Qadri
  CHAPTER 5: TABLEEGHI JAMAAT - AN ESTIMATE OF ITS OUTWARDLY GOOD QUALITIES by Maulana Arshadul Qadri
  CHAPTER 6: TABLEEGHI JAMAAT - THE REMEDY OF A MENTAL UPHEAVAL by Maulana Arshadul Qadri
  Chapter 7: Tableeghi Jamaat as seen in their own camp by their own people by Maulana Arshadul Qadri
  CHAPTER 8: TABLEEGHI JAMAAT IN THE HADITH by Maulana Arshadul Qadri
  Aristotle’s influence on Muslim Philosophy and Al-Ghazali's flight to Sufism By MASARRAT HUSAIN ZUBERI
  CHAPTER TWO: AL-GHAZALI: HIS TIMES AND LEGACY By MASARRAT HUSAIN ZUBERI
  CHAPTER THREE: ARISTOTLE and GHAZALI – Epilogue by MASARRAT HUSAIN ZUBERI
  The Criminals of Islam by Dr. Shabbir Ahmed
  "Translating Libya": Non-Political Stories of Love and Hardship
  Mullahs and wars in Tribal Areas
  The definitive 1971 novel
  Excerpts from The Rushdie Affair: The Novel, the Ayatollah, and the West
  What if ‘safarnama’ undermines wisdom?
  Backgrounder: The Mullah and the Munir Report
  The Making of Terrorists: Role of indoctrination and ideology
  How do jihadis justify their so-called jihad: an exposition of jihad from a convoluted JIjadi Mind
  The Long War against Islamic Supremacism and Jihad
  Recapturing Islam From the Terrorists: we surely need the Ghazalian approach, not the rigorism of Ibn Taymiya
  Hitler and Jihad
  Genesis of Jihadism?: Winston Churchill- Crusade against the Empire of the Mahdi
  AL-QA'IDA'S WORLDVIEW: RECIPROCAL TREATMENT OR RELIGIOUS OBLIGATION?
  Massive disinformation campaign to brainwash Muslims for campaign of Terror - I
  Massive disinformation campaign to brainwash Muslims for campaign of Terror - 1I
  Massive disinformation campaign to brainwash Muslims for campaign of Terror - 1II
  Massive disinformation campaign to brainwash Muslims for campaign of Terror - IV
  The History of Karbala
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Books and Documents
An Incisive Look at the ‘Allah’ Issue

With the authorities having loudly and repeatedly declared the word off-limits to all non-Muslims, especially in their Malay-language religious texts, arguments, counter-arguments and outright displays of obstinacy have come (and will probably keep coming) from all sides in the past decade....

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Imagining Pakistan as an Islamic State

In the liberal-Marxist intellectual environment in which I received my political grooming in the Lahore of the late 1960s, the standard view was that the Muslim League, especially its supreme leader, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, wanted a separate state for the Muslim nation to escape exploitation at the hands of the Hindu moneylenders....

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Muhammad And The Prophetic Mission: Biography Of The Prophet From Qur'anic Sources Alone; Chapter 3, 'Essential Message Of Islam' By Muhammad Yunus & Ashfaque Ullah Syed

Editor's note: This is a brief but fascinating biography of prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alaih-e-wassallum) from Qur'anic sources alone. Published in 2009, 'Essential Message Of Islam' By Muhammad Yunus & Ashfaque Ullah Syed is a seminal work about which Distinguished Islamic scholar and Professor of Law, UCLA Law School. Prof. Khaled Abou El Fadl, wrote: " Indeed this book manages to translate the Muslim vision or the way that Islam heals the ailments of humanity in the current age and every age. Readers who wish to learn the theological and moral dogma of Islam will find this book indispensable."

 For me, this chapter telling the story of the Prophet from Qur'anic sources alone, without using ahadees and other usual sources with debatable credibility.  Classical biography of the prophet Muhammad (may God’s blessing and peace and be upon him) is largely based on the manuscript of Ibn Ishaq (d. 151 ah/ 768 ce) compiled about 125 years after the prophet’s death and published by Ibn Hisham (d. 218/834) around the close of the second century of Islam. This work is based on the oral accounts that were in circulation during that era and were inevitably embellished by fanciful speculations and gross exaggerations down the generations to project the prophet as a legendary figure. As a result its accuracy as a historical record is questionable.

The Qur'an, however, is preserved verbatim since the prophet’s era down the generations by an unbroken chain of huffaz. As the huffaz in the prophet’s era were the first hand witnesses to what they memorized, the text they preserved over time is as good as eye witness account of the events of the prophet’s era. In other words, the authenticity of Qur'anic records is above debate. 

In this chapter, Muhammad Yunus and Ashfaque ullah Syed have attempted to construct a summary account of the prophetic mission by connecting   Qur'anic verses with the major events of the prophetic mission as recorded in the annals of history. Hence their work offers a fist hand account of the key events of the prophetic mission and is free from the conjectures, embellishments and imageries that characterize the classical biography.

A doctrine of taqlid (blind conformity with the works of past scholars) and absence of any textual scrutiny or scientific investigation of ancient works, and the exclusion of the Qur'an from any historical research had delayed any attempt at Qur'an-focused exercise as the present work represents. It should be closely read by all those who want to know the noble character of the prophet, his trials and tribulations and the truly defensive nature of the battles he fought. ---  Editor

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Have Pakistanis Forgotten Their Sufi Traditions? Part – 6

Correct the focus. The US must take a firm stand to ensure that the Wahhabi philosophy does not get propagated disproportionately in Muslim countries around the world particularly in Pakistan. The US must ensure that the philosophy of Sufism is given the share of voice that it deserves as the belief system of the majority....

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Books and Documents
IS and Western Mendacity

Veteran foreign correspondent Patrick Cockburn (65), who has reported from the Middle East since 1979, has three full-length books on Iraq already to his credit. This monograph on the rise of the ultra-jihadist Islamic State builds on his reportage for The Independent and long-form writing for the London Review of Books....

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Books and Documents
Have Pakistanis Forgotten Their Sufi Traditions? Part – 5

Madrasas controlled by militant Pakistani groups who work for al Qaeda continue to function freely. One of the largest extremist groups in the country, Lashkar-e-Tayyaba, has members who have helped al Qaeda. It now operates under a new name and has even changed the look of its largest Madrasas complex to become a model it can show to the Western press....

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Have Pakistanis Forgotten Their Sufi Traditions? Part – 4

“By Allah’s grace no other official, semi-official or non-official institution of Pakistan has been so attached and devoted to Islam in thought and action as the armed forces of Pakistan....

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s ‘Heretic’

Hirsi Ali has strong thoughts on what form that change should take for Muslims: a major overhaul of their religion. “Without fundamental alterations to some of Islam’s core concepts,” she says, “we shall not solve the burning and increasingly global problem of political violence carried out in the name of religion....

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Have Pakistanis Forgotten Their Sufi Traditions? Part – 3

The Sufi Islamic traditions evolved over history with a degree of interaction with Hinduism on the sub-continent. It is a school that includes philosophers and mystics. Sufism embraces the Koran and most of Shia and Sunni Islam's beliefs. Sufis believe that Sufi teachings are the essence of every religion, and indeed of the evolution of humanity as a whole….

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Books and Documents
Book Review: Is Islamic feminism a movement?

The book is comprised of four chapters; the first presents an analytical critique of this elitist current. El-Sharif explains that Islamic feminism searches in religious texts, the Quran, the Prohet's sayings and in Islamic Fiqh(jurisprudence) with the purpose of presenting new readings and interpretations of some matters regarding women....

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Have Pakistanis Forgotten Their Sufi Traditions? Part – 2

Religious minorities like Hindus and Christians also complain of discrimination and have periodically been subjected to violent attacks by extremists. The extremist violence is beginning to impact intra-Sunni factions such as the Deobandis and Barelvis. This may also be a result of the ISI (Inter-Services Intelligence) policy of divide and rule in the Sindh....

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Have Pakistanis Forgotten Their Sufi Traditions? Part - 1

In the sixteenth century during the Mughal emperor Akbar’s time the curriculum in Indian Madrasas blended the teachings of Islam and Hinduism. Hindu and Muslim students would together study the Quran (in Arabic), the Sufi poetry of Sa’adi (in Persian), and the philosophy of Vedanta (in Sanskrit), as well as ethics, astronomy, medicine, logic, history and the natural sciences....

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The Hizbullah Phenomenon: Politics and Communication

While reiterating that Hizbullah transformed itself from ‘an exclusivist Islamist Jihadi movement working outside the Lebanese state into a more inclusive political party within the Lebanese system’ from the mid-1980s....

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The Quranic Revelation and Compilation: From the Book 'Essential Message of Islam' By Muhammad Yunus & Ashfaque Ullah Syed

Barren sandy desert, extremely hot climate, and scarcity of water resources made the heartland of the Arabian Peninsula an inhospitable abode for man since ancient times. Its original people were pagans, except for some Unitarians (Ahnaf) who contemplated on the Oneness of God. In the post Judeo-Christian era, pockets of wet fertile land attracted Jewish and Christian settlers from the adjoining regions, and became isolated centres of trade and commerce. However, the vast stretches of the desert heartland that only sustained a nomadic life, remained in a primitive state until the advent of Islam.....

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Introducing the Book 'Essential Message of Islam' by Muhammad Yunus & Ashfaque Ullah Syed

Preface and Contents of the Book 'Essential Message of Islam' by Muhammad Yunus & Ashfaque Ullah Syed

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Why Islam Needs a Reformation

It is not just al Qaeda and Islamic State that show the violent face of Islamic faith and practice. It is Pakistan, where any statement critical of the Prophet or Islam is labelled as blasphemy and punishable by death. It is Saudi Arabia, where churches and synagogues are outlawed and where beheadings are a legitimate form of punishment. It is Iran, where stoning is an acceptable punishment and homosexuals are hanged for their “crime.”…

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The War Within Islam: Niyaz Fatehpuri’s Struggle Against The Fundamentalists: New Age Islam presents a chapter from Juhi Shahin's book

IS RELIGION FROM GOD OR MAN-MADE?

Fateh{puri@ believed in God, and there are various instances in his writings to prove that. However, he was not sure if God had anything to do with religion. As seen in the earlier instance, he tried to rationalize even the divine revelation, and showed that it was possible to see the Qur’an as the personal contribution of the Prophet. This was because, for Fateh{puri@, religion had a more utilitarian purpose, than spiritual. Religion, for him, was to serve as a guide for humanity, to remind them of doing good deeds, being kind to one another, and remembering God, while taking part in worldly pursuits and aiming for progress and success.

In reality, all religions of the world were made by humans and were not related to God, revelation or providence. ...

IS THE QUR’AN REALLY GOD’S SPEECH?

As mentioned above, Fateh{puri@ believed that the only thing that could be proven was that the Qur’an came from Muh{ammad’s mouth; whether it was really God’s speech is debatable. ...

STATUS OF THE PROPHET

Prophet Muh{ammad, according to him, was basically a reformer who was very concerned about the state of his society:­ its illiteracy, ignorance, social evils like polygamy, infanticide, drinking (etc.), its material culture and idol worship. After all, he sat meditating in a cave for weeks even before the advent of the revelation. --  JUHI SHAHIN

Excerpts from a newly published book in Pakistan: The War Within Islam: Niyaz Fateh{puri@’s Struggle Against The Fundamentalists by Juhi Shahin

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Barbaric, Negative And Atavistic Mullahs And Wars In Tribal Areas: Islam in the Indo-Afghan Borderland

Sana Haroon has written an excellent book that will help us understand the killing fields of the Tribal Areas of Pakistan today. This month (April 2008) the local Al Qaeda warlord and alleged killer of Ms Benazir Bhutto, Baitullah Mehsud of Wana, convened a big conference of the Tehreek-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in Aurakzai Agency near the tomb of Haji Turangzai to proclaim that his emirate had come to stay. He was himself not there for fear of being killed by an American drone but his deputy representing Bajaur was there as were warriors from all other tribal areas including Malakand in the NWFP, Book Review by Khaled Ahmed in the Daily Times.

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Ujaale ke Ore, A film on the life and work of Sir Syed Ahmad
Dervish/Sufi Dance
Sufi dancers in Istanbul
Ahura Sufi Dance - Jaran (part I)
Islamic System - Dr israr Vs Javed Ahmed Ghamidi Part 1/8
Islamic System - Dr israr Vs Javed Ahmed Ghamidi Part 4/8
Ghamidi - Suicide bombing or attack on civilians
Shehzad Roy Laga Reh From Qismat Apne Haath Mein (Complete Song)
The Mevlana Rumi derwishes of Damascus
Chechen Sufi Chants
The Message 1976
[full movie about Islam]
Noam Chomsky on
The "Clash of Civilizations"
Fake Christians fabricate
conflict with Islam
Jesus Camp.
Shabana Azmi & Javed Akhtar - Reaction on Mumbai Terror attack
Indian poet, lyricist and script writer Javed Akhtar tells Wajahat S.Khan,"Time for women to rule now"
Religion of the Jahiliya: Jihadism is Kufr, not Islam - Pakistani Jihadists revealed plans for Indian Muslims in 1999
Condemning "Islamist" terrorist attack on Mumbai in harshest terms
Can Ulema save Muslims from Radical Islamism?
Muslim response to Mumbai terror in sync with the national mood, but what is wrong with our intellectuals?
Indian Ulema have no time to lose, must call warlike Quranic surahs obsolete.
Jihadism gets sustenance from verses of war in the Quran
Can we Trust Pakistani commitment to fight Jihadi Terrorism?
Massacre in Mumbai: L-e-T role clear. Should Muslims continue to be in denial?
Destroy Lashkar Camps: Why Indian Muslims are an existential threat to Pakistan?
Mumbai Terror: William Kristol on Jihad’s True Face
Mumbai a stain on Islam: Real 'jihad' means fighting perpetrators of terror
Indian Muslims: Let us come out of denial
Is Terror only in the Hearts or in Holy Texts too? A dialogue between S Gurumurthy and Javed Anand
Dismantle Jamaat ud-Dawa infrastructure
Indian Muslim Ulema gather in Hyderabad to introspect
Time Indian Muslims told terrorists their dastardly actions are inimical to Muslim interests
Sorry Safdar Nagori, you are just a megalomaniac-turned-terrorist, not a Mujahid by any reckoning
Making sense of Pakistan terror machine’s latest attack and its aftermath
Jamaat-e-Islami is welcome in politics, but it should jettison its dangerous ideological baggage first.
Terrorism in Pakistan, Celebrating Ramadan, jihadi style
Terrorists are Fasadi, not Jihadi
The Deobandi Fatwa Against Terrorism Didn't Treat the Jihadi Root
Do Muslims want to be protected by the likes of Lashkar-e-Taiba?
Muslims should abrogate verses of war in Islamic Law
Pakistan's westward drift: A stern Wahhabism is replacing the kinder, gentler Islam of the Sufis and saints
Unveiling Zakir Naik: Terror cannot be fought with Terror
Talibanisation of Pakistan continues with the help of administration
Dr. Zakir Naik on Yazeed and Osama bin Laden - A New Age Islam Debate
Unveiling Zakir Naik: Terror cannot be fought with Terror
Comments - 148
On Televangelist Zakir Naik: Don't give in to pretenders
Comments - 31
Beware of the Kafir-manufacturing factories: Maulana Nadeem-ul-Wajidi responds to the Fatawahs of Kufr against Dr. Zakir Naik
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Unity among Muslims and Dr. Zakir Naik's Evil: A Point of View
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