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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
Hinduism in America, a Brief History

2003- For the first time, a program was organized by the Foundation for Pluralism to bring all the Hindus communities of Dallas together. Shanti-Shanti is an American girls duos chanting songs in Sanskrit, and they were introduced to the Hindu Audience for the first time. Indeed, that is the first time; Dr. Mihir Meghani of Hindu America Foundation was invited to be a part of the event, as he was set to bring all the Hindu Sampadrayas together. ....

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Ibn Al Arabi (ra): Controversial Mystic –Part Four– Views of the Shaikh ul Akbar on God Almighty

Ibn al Arabi asserted that the identity of “Huq” {the Creator} and the “Khalqh” {the created} is One.  According to him, ‘God is the Unity behind all Plurality and the Reality behind all phenomenal existence. In his ‘Futhhath’ he says: “there is nothing but Allah; nothing in existence other than He; there is not even “there” where the essence of all things is one.” The Shaikh ul Akbar’s “Wahdat ul Wujud” {“The Unity of Being” or “Ostological” or “Pantheistic “Monoism” is but an extension of the Doctrine of Tauheed {“Unity of God”} The Shaikh professed that “there is nothing in existence except Allah”   and that “to realize this, what is required is Not “Reason” but “Zauqh” {institutive experience of an individual}……

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Identify Patterns of Islamist Radicalization and Terrorism in Europe

Could it be that those who are radicalized—and as explained by the authors, they tend to be reasonably well educated—also recognize the double standards, hypocrisy, and contradictions within that system? Ideology is recognized by the authors as being “the centre of gravity of jihadists and radical Islamist movements,” followed by a clear basic explanation of Islamist ideological points. However, that is followed by a discussion of that touches on the “theatres of global jihad.” The ideas expressed: recognizing the Sykes-Picot secret deal of 1916; the “foreign support for…apostate regimes;” and the “insurgency” in Iraq and “invading Afghanistan and Iraq;….

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Ibn Al Arabi (ra): a Controversial Mystic – Concluding Part – His Doctrine of ‘Unity of Being’

Whilst Ibn al Arabi was of the opinion that ‘Unit Of Being” is an “ Objective Experience’ , the Mujaddid  professed that it is an “Subjective Experience”  because , though a mystic  might feel as if he is identified with God almighty, in fact it is NOT so. What actually happens, according to him, is that in his or her ‘” Sukr” {Rapturous Ecstasy} the mystic loses himself or herself in the object of his or her love and therefore feels as if he or she has reached the stage of “’Fana {total annihilation}   and thus attained “Baqa {Eternal Life}.  This experience, Shaikh Sirhindi declares, is both  illusive and transient  because the mystic reverts  from “Hal: { ecstatic  intoxication}   to his or her original  state of “Sahu” { sobriety}  which is  the stage  of  “Abdiyath’….

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A Season for Martyrs

Disenchanted with his media job, uninspiring studies, the privileged lifestyle of his Karachiite friends, even the prospect of a coveted US visa, and additionally depressed by his cameraman’s killing in the first assault on the Dubai-returned Bhutto, Ali starts to find some solace by “dissolving”, “annihilating” or “losing himself” in ecstatic “union” with the protesting crowds whose activities he is sent to monitor.......

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Sahab-e-Alam, Dilip Kumar, Speaks!

The book offers many things for many people. While his fans may find out more about him, cultural critics and artists can draw many lessons in film-making. In fact, this book should constitute an essential reading at film schools….

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Religion and Science in Harmony

Religion and science need not be seen as enemies of each other, the authors contend, unlike what hardened atheists as well as some extreme literalist religionists imagine. The changing understandings of the natural world that scientific investigations engender may necessitate, the authors say, continuous reconsideration of some of the ways in which we understand religious texts, particularly sections that relate to the natural world. On the other hand, they point out, the discovery by scientists that the laws of nature are finely tuned for life clearly indicates that people who deny God in the name of science should reassess their understandings of science and the world…..

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Timbuktu: A Biting, Haunting Critique of Sharia

Timbuktu is a well-known name in India. Even those who are illiterate and don't know much about the geography of the world use this name in phrases. Basically, this name tickles their funny bone and, thus, they believe that sending somebody to Timbuktu would be a funny thing. Not anymore…..

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Ibn Al Arabi (ra): a Controversial Mystic - Part Three - at Damascus, Shaikh-The Man and His Works

Whilst at Damascus, the Shaikh devoted his time in writing his intricate work It is said that the Shaikh used to write at the rate of Three Karats {which we now call Quires} a day!  His works in Arabic were freely translated into Persian and circulated.  In Damascus, he enrolled many disciples. Even reputed scholars from far and near sought his audience to seek his blessings and to learn from him “”the truths of the upper world and the realities of the lower one.”….

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Debating the Thistle and the Drone: A Response to the Distortions of Christine Fair

After 9/11, the United States, backing the military and intelligence services of central governments, looked to these peripheral regions—which were already in a state of turmoil—in their hunt for terrorists. The involvement of the US has exacerbated and expanded the violence between centre and periphery but is not the cause of it. Unfortunately, the US has not demonstrated that it has any understanding of this history and dynamic between centre and periphery in the conduct of the war on terror over the past decade. Rather, the US continues to implement the same failed policies in new conflict areas. I would challenge anyone, including Professor Fair, to take one glance at the current state of Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, FATA, or other regions of the Muslim world where America is engaged and argue that its policies to halt the violence have been anything but a failure…..

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Ibn Al Arabi {r}: A Controversial Mystic - Part Two - His Ramblings and Makkan Revelations

Shaikh al Akbar Ibn al Arabi spent a couple of years in Egypt.  Fresh from studies and immature in worldly wisdom, he was brutally frank and reckless in his public announcements, which appeared heretical to orthodox Ulema like Ibn Taymiyyah, Ibrahim Al Biqai and others. The opposition was so stiff that there was, it is said, a concrete attempt to assassinate him.  The Shaikh, obviously, instigated by the Ulema, was arrested. On being released, he wisely preferred to leave Egypt in search of calmer atmosphere in a safer haven.....

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A Tale of Two Revolutions

Revolutions never work from the point of view of humanist values and human rights. Now that young Pakistanis are talking of revolution, it is imperative to remind them that they should talk of strengthening institutions and not a leader however promising….

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'Islamic Humanism' By Lenn E. Goodman Is A Valuable Contribution To The Study Of Islamic Humanism, Offering Abundant Examples From Islamic Philosophy, Ethics, History, And Literature

Romantic love, too, constitutes a home for the secular par excellence. Islam has preserved some aspects of pre-Islamic poetry and has not erased the continuing fascination with the secular themes of love and conquest or fight and flight. Among the celebrants of secular love is Ibn Hazm of Córdoba (994–1064), whose “anticipations of Descartes’ and Kant’s criticisms of the faith of naïve rationalism rest on a limpid yet rambunctious religious faith” (p. 61). Ibn Hazm offers secular love in place of the sublimated and unsublimated eroticism of the mystics; to those who find a spiritual meaning in erotic longings, he offers a naturalistic alternative. The secularization of human love is prominent in the work of Ibn Taymiyya (1263–1328) as well, according to Goodman. And he sees Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyya’s (1272–1350) Rawdat al-muhibbin (Lovers’ garden) as “a thoroughgoing exposition of secular love.”….

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Ibn Al Arabi {r}: A Controversial Mystic - Part One - Early Life

Was Ibn al Arabi a “Zindiq (a hypocrite) or a “Siddique” (a man of truth)?  Scholars were and are divided in their opinions about this prolific writer, talented poet and erudite philosopher, to say the least.  The material for a detailed biographical sketch, a thorough enquiry into and dispassionate assessment of his doctrine are too inadequate, abstruse and unyielding to make any conclusive remarks about him.  I content myself with presenting – objectively, as far as possible, a brief account of his life along with , what may be taken to be an apology of an interpretation of his views and the views of others on his doctrine…..

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Signs before the Day of Judgement

The Prophet said, ‘The Hour will come when leaders are oppressors, when people believe in the stars and reject al-Qadar (the Divine Decree of destiny) when a trust becomes a way of making a profit, when people give to charity (Sadaqah) reluctantly, when adultery becomes widespread – when this happens, then your people will perish.’ ”….

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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
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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
Comments - 41
Unity among Muslims and Dr. Zakir Naik's Evil: A Point of View
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