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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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How a Team of Indian Muslims Made History

Today, whenever we talk about a group of young Muslim men travelling across borders and fulfilling a religious responsibility, the discourse is about fighting what is popularly referred to as jihad, culminating in grotesque violence in the name of religion. And, whenever we talk about the caliphate--of which the Ottoman was the last, abolished in 1924-- the discourse is about the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), known for its atrocities in West Asia, proclaiming its re-establishment....

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Book Review: Rumi (Sufi Comics)

Rumi’s magnum opus is the Masnavi-e Manavi (“Rhyming Couplets of Profound Spiritual Meaning”), a vast collection of mystically-inspired poems. It is considered to be among the gems of world literature, and has been translated into numerous languages. It focuses on instructing disciples on the Sufi path how to reach their goal....

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How the World's Most Notorious Atheist Changed His Mind

His numerous books helped set the philosophical agenda for atheism for half a century or so, until when, around the age of 80, just a few years before his death, he declared that he was wrong all along about God. No one expected this from one of the world’s leading champions of atheism, not least Flew himself. “[I]t may well be that no one is as surprised as I am that my exploration of the Divine has after all these years turned from denial to discovery,”….

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The Quran in Conversation: Hearing American Islam’s Diverse Voices

One theme that emerged again and again, one not portrayed in the wider media, was that of mercy and compassion. This idea of Rahma (mercy) is at the centre of the Islamic experience. The fundamental nature of Allah is mercy. As one of the contributors (Mohammad Hassan Khalil) said, the “idea of Rahma frames the Qur’an.”  That sense of divine mercy overcoming all else came up again and again as a quality of God, as a divine attribute that we as humans are to emulate. Within the Muslim community it lends a strong concern for social justice and externally ones’ dealings with those outside the Ummah. If the Quran is a vehicle, mercy is the chassis…..

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Understanding Islamism through History

Islamism is the movement that seeks to achieve a reformed political order that is founded on a reconciliation of Islamic principles and those of modern political theory, such as constitution, parties, elections, representative government, human rights, freedom, justice, and social and economic welfare. It emerged, not in the 1920s as Mr Owen says, but in the early 19th century, in response to the total defeat suffered by the Arabs at the hands of the western colonialists……

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'Veiled Intentions'

My mother is so liberal she makes me look Republican. I was shocked when she said, "You know those people wouldn't cross the road to piss on you if you were on fire." (In addition to being liberal, she's also Southern.) I couldn't believe my civil rights-loving, ERA-supporting, Bill-Clinton-was-the-victim-of-a-vast-right-wing-conspiracy-believing mother was siding with my boyfriend's NRA-supporting, Ronald Reagan-worshipping, Knight Templar-pretender of a father…..

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An Intrepid Woman Triumphing Over Immense Odds and Coming Out Much Stronger

While her dread of her father drove her to don the robes of a Buddhist nun, her spiritual master gradually helped Ani Choying overcome the wounds of her battered childhood. Slowly, she began to learn to derive joy from so-called ‘little’ things—saving an injured mouse, for instance, or crying over a Bollywood film or coming up with a new idea for a song. Being a nun didn’t make her oblivious to the beauty of life.....

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Disappearing Religions of the Middle East

Everywhere, pluralism was replaced with a ferocious polarisation. Almost all the former Ottoman lands suffered bouts of savage bloodletting, and some of these – Turkey 1919-21, Palestine 1948, Cyprus 1963-4, Lebanon 1975-90, Bosnia 1991-2, Iraq from 2002 and most recently in Syria from 2011 – grew into civil wars of startling violence and fought along religious fault lines......

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Minority Religions in the Middle East: Not Just the Faiths of Abraham

The thrust of this wonderfully intriguing book is that virtually all the religions of the Middle East, not just the Abrahamic ones (Judaism, Islam and Christianity) but also a clutch of mysteriously esoteric ones, are marvellously entwined. This should draw people together, encouraging mutual respect for their common spirituality and lovingly shared heritage, not tear them lethally apart. If only….

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Critical Issues in the Philosophy of Science and Religion

The fact, however, is that science has definitely not, and certainly cannot, disprove God. Little do proponents of the thesis that science has shown God to be a myth know that scores of leading scientists across the world, overwhelmed by the remarkable intricacy and complexity of the cosmos, have had to conclude that the universe must definitely have a creator, and that without God life would not have been possible and the cosmos itself would have been inconceivable......

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Ibn Abd Al-Wahhab: The Man behind 'Deviant Innovation' That Would Become Wahhabi Islam

He was against all forms of pluralism, and loathed the traditional "elasticity of doctrine, ritual and practice" that made Islam dynamic and vibrant. His theological position, writes Michael Crawford, "made him condemn much of the Islam of his own time". It was thus natural for ibn Abd al-Wahhab to declare that following any school of Islamic jurisprudence, except his own Hanbali School, was indistinguishable from shirk, or polytheism…..

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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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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
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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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