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    Arabic Section

    Mecca Belongs To All Muslims, and Saudi Arabia Shouldn’t Be Allowed To Run It  مكة المكرمة نعمة لجميع المسلمين فلا يسمح للسعودية بإدارتها وحكمها
    Haroon Mughal

    إذا كنت تعتقد أن حرب الدولة الإسلامية على الآثار هي مرعبة، كنت على الحق. ولكنها ليست استثنائية. لها جذورها في المروق الضار والمفرط الذي شهد ولاة الوهابية السعودية يسحقون ويهدمون ويمحون ويدمرون المواقع ذاتها والمناظر الطبيعية التي يعرفها المسلمون في جميع أنحاء العالم معرفة كاملة. إذا كنت تعتقد أنني أبالغ، فلا تفعل هكذا. قبل عدة سنوات، ذهبت مع مجموعة صغيرة من المسلمين الأميركيين على الحج إلى مكة المكرمة والمدينة المنورة. كان دليل سعودي معنا من خلال جولة حافلة لنا في جميع أنحاء مكة المكرمة والمدينة المنورة، فرفض السماح بتوقف سائقنا في المساجد ذات الأهمية التاريخية، لأنه كان يعتقد أننا قد نعبر الخط ونعبد بطريقة غير لائقة وغير وهابية. وكان يعاملنا مثل الأطفال.

    Islam and the West

    Abdel Nasser And I: New Age Islam’s Selection From World Press, 3 October 2015

    Abdel Nasser and I

    Uri Avnery

    NATO, the US and a Marxist ally

    Harun Yahya

    Russia may be salvaging the ‘Axis of Resistance’

    By Manuel Almeida

    Signs of further cooperation between the U.S. and Iran

    Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

    Obama and Sisi: Whose cold shoulder?

    Abdallah Schleifer

    Compiled By New Age Islam Edit Bureau

    Islam,Terrorism and Jihad

    Pleasure Is All Mine: Italian Citizen's Murder, A Rude Awakening
    Shah Husain Imam

    THE antennae of some Western diplomatic missions in Dhaka had received a signal that 'Western interests' might be targeted in a terrorist attack. But why didn't we have a clue of it? This brings to the fore an information sharing gap, a matter that comes along downstream along the article.

    Islam, Women and Feminism

    Malawi Advocates Laws to Protect Hijabi Women
    Rula Ghani the First Lady of Afghanistan

    Muslim Woman in Ahmedabad Bridges Divide with Delicacies

    Dstrkt nightclub denies ban on dark and overweight women

    2 Delhi Hospitals Issued Notice for Refusing to Admit Acid Victim

    First Lady Calls On Youths to Have Confidence In National Unity Government

    Muslim Fashion Market Poised to Skyrocket as Retailers like Uniqlo Embrace ‘Modest’ Lines

    Hijab-Wearing Muslim Model Stirs Debate

    Israeli Statistics Bureau Reveals Muslim Population Decrease, Rise in Employment

    Muslim Women Perpetrate Attacks in Jerusalem’s Old City

    Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

    Islamic World News

    150 Taliban Killed, 90 Wounded In Kundoz Operation
    Al-Aqsa Mosque

    South Asia

    Taliban Defeated in Takhar’s Khwaja Ghar District

    Security Forces in Full Control Of Imam Saheb District Of Kundoz


    Full Text: India’s reply to Pakistan at the United Nation General Assembly

    I Was Nationalist, Then Communist, but Babri and Riots Changed Me: IM Operative


    Aussie Education Ambassador Defends Islam

    Arab World

    Iraqi Kurds Drive Islamic State Out Of Villages

    Saudi Scholars Blast Israel's "Terrorism"


    UK To Lift Curbs on Turbans at Work

    After Minarets, Swiss Rightist Seeks Niqab Ban

    Russia Deploys Five More Fighter Jets in Syria to Strengthen Airstrikes on ISIL


    Pak PM Urges India to Pledge Not To Use Force under Any Circumstances

    Mina Stampede: Officials Say 40 Pakistanis Dead, Over 60 Missing


    Historic Moment as Palestinian Flag Raised Outside UN

    Israeli Troops Raid Al-Aqsa Mosque

    Southeast Asia

    Indian Charged With Slapping Muslim Cleric during Prayers in Malaysia

    North America

    Trump Says Would Send Home Syrian Refugees If Elected Us Prez

    Russia Carries out Airstrike near Homs in Syria: Us


    Nigerian Finds Islam after Buhari's Win

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    Urdu Section

    Heed Pope Francis Exhortation to Find Adequate Interpretation of Holy Quran قرآن مجید کی سیاق و سباق والی اور تمثیلی آیتوں کی مناسب تشریح کرنے کی پوپ فرانسس کی نصیحت پر توجہ دی جائے
    Sultan Shahin, Editor New Age Islam

    امن کی ہماری تلاش اور اسلامی دہشت گردوں کے خلاف ہماری جنگ میں تقدس مآب پوپ فرانسس نے ہماری رہنمائی کی ہے۔ میں اس بات کو تسلیم کرتے ہوئے اس عالمی مسلم کمیونٹی تک یہ بات پہنچانا چاہوں گا جس کی یہاں نمائندگی کی جارہی ہے کہ پوپ فرانسس کی نصیحت کو سنجیدگی سے لیا جانا چاہیے اور اس پر عمل در آمد کیا جانا چاہیے، اس لیے کہ یہ نہ صرف علم و حکمت پر مبنی ہے بلکہ قرآن مجید کی اس نصیحت کے مطابق بھی ہے جو قرآن میں بار بار وارد ہوئی ہے۔

    پوپ فرانسس نے قرآن مجید کو "امن کی تعلیم دینے والی آسمانی کتاب" قرار دیا ہے اور انہوں نے مسلمانوں کو اس کی "ایک مناسب تشریح" پیش کرنے کی نصیحت کی ہے۔

    قرآن مجید مسلمانوں کو بار بار اس کی آیات پر غور کرنے اور اس کے بہترین معانی تلاش کرنے کا حکم دیتا ہےمثلاً؛ 39:55, 39:18; 39:55; 38:29; 2:121; 47:24، وغیرہ۔

    لہٰذا، قرآن اور پوپ فرانسس دونوں مسلمانوں سے اس بات کا مطالبہ کر رہے ہیں کہ مسلمانوں کو لفظی طور پر قرآنی آیات کی پیروی نہیں کرنی چاہیے بلکہ انہیں سب سے بہتر یا سب سے زیادہ مناسب طریقے سے اس کی ترجمانی کرنے کی کوشش کرنی چاہئے۔

    نبی صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم پر مسلط جنگوں کے دوران نبی صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم کی رہنمائی کرنے کےلیے نازل ہونے والی قرآن کی سیاق و سباق والی آیات لفظی تعبیر و تشریح اور نبی صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم کی وفات کی کئی دہائیوں بلکہ صدیوں کے بعد جمع کی گئی احادیث کے بارے میں وحی الٰہی ہونے کے مسلمانوں کے ایک عام عقیدے کی وجہ سے ہم آج دہشت گردی، اجانب بیزری، عدم برداشت، تفوق پرستی اور زن بیزاری کی موجودہ بحران کا سامنا کر رہے ہیں۔

    بات یہ نہیں ہے کہ مسلمانوں نے قرآن کی ان آیات اور احادیث پر غور و فکر نہیں کیا ہے۔ بلکہ امام غزالی، ابن تیمیہ، عبد الوہاب، شاہ ولی اللہ اور شیخ سرہندی، جیسے بڑے مذہبی رہنماؤں کے کا مطالعہ کرنے پر ہم تفوق پرستی اور جہاد کے معاملے میں ان کی اندھی تقلید کا شکار ہو جاتے ہیں۔ اس سے واضح ہے کہ ان کی یہ تشریحات موجودہ دور کی ضروریات کو پوری کرنے کے لئے کافی نہیں ہیں۔

    جب ہم قرآن آیتوں کے سب سے بہترین معانی اور مناسب تشریح تلاش کر لیں گے تبھی مسلمان اسلامی تعلیمات کے مطابق امن اور تکثیریت، تنوعات، صنفی مساوات، مذہبی آزادی اور سب کے لئے انسانی حقوق پر مبنی کی ایک نئی فقہ تیار کرنے کے قابل ہوں گے، جو عصر حاضر اور مستقبل کے معاشروں کے لئے موزوں گی۔…

    Islam,Terrorism and Jihad
    ISIS in Afghanistan
    Franz-Michael Mellibin

    ISIS in Afghanistan
    Franz-Michael Mellibin

    BE under no illusion: IS has arrived in Afghanistan. Just as the country is gripped by an economic exodus of people seeking better opportunities elsewhere, the self-styled Islamic State is spreading its tentacles into Afghanistan’s most lawless territories in an attempt to establish influence in a region seen as vital to the group’s endgame: a caliphate......

    Islam and the West

    Turkey Can’t Be Europe’s Gatekeeper

    Next week, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey will visit Brussels and tell his European Union counterparts that Europe must act decisively if it wants to stop the massive flow of refugees leaving his country and entering the European Union by land and sea. Turkey is willing to help halt the exodus, but the union cannot expect it to do so if European governments offer Turkey little in return.

    Islam and Politics

    The Kurds’ Democratic Experiment
    Carne Ross

    After the authority of the regime of President Bashar al-Assad collapsed at the start of the Syrian revolution in 2011, the Kurds took advantage of the vacuum to set up government without a state. There is no top-down authority, even within the military. One Y.P.G. commander gently corrected me when I addressed him as “general.”

    Islam, Women and Feminism

    Dangerous Transformations in Prostitution

    The main essence is freedom for woman to choose for herself without any compulsion by religion, adverse circumstances or male authoritarianism. If a woman wants to work freely as a prostitute, she should not be criminalised for it and if she wants to exit this profession, then she should be facilitated to find other means to support herself. This can only be ensured if prostitution is recognised as a legal entity. There is no other way.

    The War Within Islam

    The Turkish Failed State
    Cengiz Aktar

    Concomitantly, the world's interest in Turkey has been irreparably lost. Since 2004 or 2005, the country's EU bid and the AKP's reformist vein had globally contested the well-known assertion that Islam doesn't coexist peacefully with democracy. This had urged researchers to remove their Orientalist perspectives and view Turkey with empathy.

    Islamic Society

    Kabira is Still Crying in Pakistan
    Raza Naeem

    While many progressives are fond of extolling Faiz Ahmad Faiz’s lament on the unfulfilled promise of postcoloniality, his evocative poem Subh-i-Azadi (The Dawn of Freedom), in prose, it is actually Saadat Hasan Manto who captures the opportunism and political chicanery which characterised the newly-formed state of Pakistan.

    Islamic World News

    150 ISIL Terrorists Killed in Deir Ezzur
    Pak Jamaat-i-Islami emir Sirajul Haq

    Arab World

    24 Dead After Double Suicide Attack Rocks Baghdad: Police

    Saudi, 6 Countries Demand Russia to Stop Attacks on Syrian Civilians

    South Asia

    Sar-e-Pul’s Kohistanat District Falls to Taliban

    Medical Aid Group Denies Taliban Were Firing From Afghan Hospital Hit By Air Strike

    Afghan forces recapture Baghlan’s Tala Wa Barfak District from Taliban


    7/11 Mumbai Train Blasts: Defence Lawyers Of Convicts Meet AIMIM Chief, Seek Support

    Haj stampede: Death toll of Indians rises to 58


    Startling disclosures: PTI received funds ‘from Jewish, Indian lobbies’

    SC Accepts another Petition Asking It to Undo Ex-CJ’s Decision

    Jamaat-I-Islami Emir Launches ‘Save the Kissan Campaign’ Today


    Hamas Calls On Palestinians to ‘Take Up Arms’

    Nusra Militants Sustain Heavy Losses in Russian Airstrikes in Idlib, Lattakia

    Takfiris Confirm Deaths as Army Advances in Daraa

    132 Social Media Accounts Blocked Upon HDP’s Complaint by Ankara Court


    Maiduguri Attacked Again, Many Feared Killed


    In Australia, Seeds of Islamic Radicalism Sown Early

    Mosque Raided After Australia 'Terrorism-Linked' Shooting


    Russian Navy Positions off Coast of Syria's Lattakia for Possible Cruise Attack on Militants

    North America

    Chicago Mosques Welcome Non-Muslim Visitors

    Southeast Asia

    Malaysian Muslims Unite to Protest Israel’s Desecration of Al-Aqsa Mosque

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    The War Within Islam

    Bonded Labour — Modern-Day Slavery In Pakistan: New Age Islam’s Selection From Pakistan Press, 3 October 2015

    Bonded labour — modern-day slavery in Pakistan

    By Mehvish Muneera Ismail

    Pakistan prefers peace

    By Dr Ejaz Hussain

    The state of the world

    By Ashraf Jehangir Qazi

    House of cards

    By Irfan Husain

    Human rights for religio-politcal parties

    By Qamer Jatoi

    The will of God

    By D Asghar

    Compiled By New Age Islam Edit Bureau

    Islam and the West

    Meet the American Vigilantes: Who Are Fighting ISIS
    Jennifer Percy

    May was the flowering month for the Syrian thistle. The pink heads grew from the rubble in a small village south of the city of Tel Tamer, in northern Syria. A local Kurdish militia had liberated the village from the Islamic State, or ISIS, in the night. Coalition airstrikes had set fire to the grass and blackened the earth.

    Islamic World News


    Muslim Organizations Launch Campaigns Against 'Un-Islamic' ISIS

    Islamic State May Target Delhi during Dussehra and Diwali

    Arab World

    Iraqi Official: Riyadh Plotted Mina Tragedy to Abduct Iranian, Iraqi Officials

    US Judge Drops Saudi Arabia from 9/11 Lawsuit

    Mina Tragedy Death Toll Exceeds 4,000

    Yemeni Forces Take Control of Saudi Post, Village in Jizan

    South Asia

    30 People Killed, Over 200 Injured In Kunduz Clashes

    Afghan Army Readying to Launch Massive Military Operations to Retake Kunduz


    Iran's Top Security Official: Saudi Arabia Only Second to ISIL in Harming Muslim States

    Pilgrims Say Riyadh Tried Hard to Convince Iranians Bury Crush Victims in Mecca


    Russian Pilots Launch First Airstrikes in Syria, Officials Say

    First French Strike on Daesh in Syria Killed 30 Militants: Monitor

    Charlie Hebdo Moves into New High-Security Offices


    Pakistan Says Occupation of Afghan Territory by Any Group 'Unacceptable'

    TTP Group Involved In Attock Suicide Bombing

    North America

    CIA, JSOC Cooperate To Take Out Radicals in Syria and Iraq

    US Includes IS-Khorasan into Latest Terror Watch-List

    Southeast Asia

    Indonesian Haj Death Toll Rises To 57

    Japan Pledges $1.5bn for Syria, Iraq Refugees, Peace Efforts

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    Islam, Women and Feminism

    Female Leaders Gather to Underline Importance of Educating Girls
    Actress Emma Watson

    DCW Chief Writes To Ministers of Government of India for Jobs for Acid Attack Victims

    India: Woman Sarpanch Begging, Cleaning Toilets to Make Ends Meet

    Emma Watson: I Have Experienced Sexism in Hollywood

    Who Is Qandeel Baloch And What Is She Doing On My Timeline?

    Why Has the Iranian Women’s Movement Failed?

    The British Punk Rocker Widow Who Wants to Run Isis’s Hackers

    Palestinian Woman Meets With Brother after 70 Years

    Study: Quarter of Civilians Killed In Syrian War Are Children, Women

    Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

    Islamic Society

    Once Temples, Now Madrasas: Dars Among Deities
    Haroon Khalid

    About 200 kilometres from Malka Hans, in the ancient city of Multan believed to have been once ruled by Hiranyakashipu, the tyrant father of Bhakta Prahlada (Bhagat Prahalada, in Punjabi), we saw a similar anomaly. Deep within the walled city, we located a Jain Temple. Even before we entered the main room of the temple we could hear a humming sound of children reciting the Quran, memorising it.

    Islam and the West

    UN Still Symbol Of Hope Despite Failures: New Age Islam’s Selection From World Press,30 September 2015

    Should We Blame Saudi Arabia For The Latest Mina Incident?

    Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

    UN Still Symbol of Hope Despite Failures

    Mahir Ali

    Are ‘Enemies’ A Political Need?


    Putin Changes Game Rules In Syria


    Suharto’s Purge, Indonesia’s Silence


    An Opportunity To Focus On Human Rights In Iran

    Ivan Sascha Sheehan

    Compiled By New Age Islam Edit Bureau

    Islam and the West

    No More Speeches At The General Assembly Boxing Ring: New Age Islam’s Selection From World Press, 1 October 2015

    No more speeches at the General Assembly boxing ring

    Chris Doyle

    The Russians are in Baghdad too!

    Abdulrahman al-Rashed

    What form will Russian involvement in Syria take?

    Maria Dubovikova

    Netanyahu in the ‘axis of resistance’

    Diana Moukalled

    Dhaka’s Much-Loved Monstrosity

    Tahmima Anam

    Kim Davis and Pope Francis’s Grand Strategy

    By  Ross Douthat

    Beyond the war in Yemen


    Compiled By New Age Islam Edit Bureau

    Arabic Section

    Heed Pope Francis' Exhortation   مشورة البابا فرانسيس لتفسير مناسب لآيات القرآن الاستعارية والسياقية: يقوله سلطان شاهين للمجتمع الإسلامي العالمي في مجلس حقوق الإنسان
    Sultan Shahin, Editor New Age Islam

    لا يزال يتم إصدار الفتاوى من جميع أنحاء العالم بما في ذلك الهند مؤكدا أن الإسلام هو دين السلام وليس له أي علاقة مع الإرهاب. وحاليا ما لا يقل عن 120 عالم من علماء الدين الإسلامي من جميع أنحاء العالم أرسلوا رسالة مفتوحة إلى ما يسمى الخليفة "أبو بكر البغدادي". وهذه الرسالة كانت في أكثر من 14000 كلمة. هذه الفتوى تدين البغدادي وأعماله الوحشية. وهي تبين بالتفصيل ما هو الخطأ الذي وقع في أعمال وأحكام "الخليفة" البغدادي. ولكن، الأهم من ذلك، فإن هذه الرسالة المفتوحة تظهر أيضا ما هو الخطأ مع المسلمين المعتدلين في الظرف الحالي. لماذا لا تعمل النصائح المعتدلة وولماذا يهرب أطفالنا إلى داعش ومراكز إرهابية أخرى. في الواقع، هذه الفتوى المعتدلة تأخذ الريح من أشرعة الإسلام المعتدل. إنها تتحدث عن الأشياء التي يمكن أن يستولى عليها المدافعون من الأيديولوجيات العنيفة فيستخدموها لزيادة تبرير لاهوتها.

    Islam and Pluralism

    Human Beings Are Equal, Have the Same Rights, the Human Race Is One, and We Are All Brothers – Global Call for Improving Inter-Faith Relations and Combating Religious Supremacism and Bigotry
    Muhammad Yunus, New Age Islam

    From all the above illustrations it is clear that the divine judgment for all humanity, according to the Qur’an will be deed specific and not religion specific. That means no religion will be accorded any preference before God as He is the fountain-head of all religions which He evolved over time, each specific to an era and culminated his scheme of guiding humanity in the revelation to the Prophet Muhammad which merely acknowledges all past scriptures, recaptures what was lost of them over time and preserves the eternal message of God, Thus, the Muslims may argue that this amounts to Islam commanding a higher position over other scriptures. But the Qur’an corrects such misconception and asks humanity to believe in all the prophets and previously revealed scriptures, and to make no distinction between any of the Prophets (4:152), 3.....

    Islam and the West
    Syria, Obama and Putin
    Thomas L. Friedman

    Syria, Obama and Putin
    Thomas L. Friedman

    The Sunni Muslims are the vast majority in Syria. They are the dominant sect in the Arab world. Putin and Russia would be seen as going all-in to protect Assad, a pro-Iranian, Alawite/Shiite genocidal war criminal. Putin would alienate the entire Sunni Muslim world, including Russian Muslims.

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    Slain Terrorists Were In Advanced Stages of Planning To Hit Targets

    Yemeni Forces Kill Over 30 Pro-Saudi Sudanese Terrorists in Ma'rib


    Iran's Deputy Chief Commander Says Mina Crush Could Be Result of Deliberate Crime

    Turkish Media Claim Secret Deal between US, Tribal Leaders of Iraqi Anbar Province

    Deputy FM: No Permission Issued for Burying Iranian Pilgrims in Mecca

    South Asia

    Us Air Strike Hits Taliban in Captured Afghan City: NATO

    Afghan Forces Fight to Retake Northern City from Taliban

    Southeast Asia

    Indonesia Slams Riyadh over Slow Response to Mina Tragedy


    Families of Pakistani Hajj Victims Blast Islamabad's Dishonesty over Mina Massacre

    Pakistan Raises Police Force to Patrol Indus

    Altaf Media Blackout: Lawyers Demand Cancellation of Asma Jahangir's License


    Tajik Analyst: Saudis Cannot Justify Mina Tragedy by Blaming Others

    Hollande: France, Partners To Discuss Northern Syria ‘Safe Zone’


    Islamic State Planning To Target Delhi and Rajasthan: Intel Agencies

    Kashmir Issue Is India-Pak Matter, Obama Agrees


    At Least 500 Prisoners Escape Central African Republic Jail

    North America

    Obama, Putin Clash over Vision for Resolving Syrian Crisis

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    Islam, Women and Feminism

    Miss Iraq Beauty Pageant Marred By Death Threats
    Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton

    Denied By Guardians, 20 Saudi Women Win Marital Bliss through Courts

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    New move by Islamic countries to improve women’s health – but more needs to be done

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    Radical Islamism and Jihad
    Preventing Further Radicalisation Is the Challenge Muslims Must Undertake: Some Concrete Suggestions
    Sultan Shahin, Editor, New Age Islam

    Now the question is, how do we go forward? If we really want to make a difference, we will have to start a substantive dialogue with the ulema and make sure that they agree to:

    1) open the gates of ijtihad, rethinking all tenets of Islam in the light of the situation prevailing today. As we have not done our homework for over a millennium, this will have to be pretty revolutionary.

    2) declare that only constitutive and essential, not the contextual and allegorical verses of Quran, are meant to guide us today.

    3) compile Qur'anic verses in the order in which they were revealed, thus restoring primacy to Meccan verses that mostly constitute the essential and universal teachings of Quran, as they can be understood without any need for knowing the context in which they were revealed.

    4) declare that Ahadees cannot be considered any form of revelation from God. Islamic State’s millenarian thesis is almost entirely based on ahadees, though they use some allegorical verses of Quran as well. The claim of al-Baghdadi leading an end-time war, al-Malhama, just before the final Armageddon, has been a big draw. Some Muslims have come to think life on earth has no meaning left in the times of al-Malhama and so are rushing to join the war.

    5) declare that Sharia (fiqh) is not divine. It was created over a century after the demise of the Prophet by ulema who tried to codify laws on the basis of Qur'anic postulates and Arab cultural practices.

    6) declare clearly that Islam believes in co-existence with other religions, not dominion over the world.

    7) re-define commonly used Islamic terms like Muslim, kafir, mushrik, ahl-e-kitab, jihad, qital, farz, sunnat, etc.

    In a word, we must evolve a truly Islamic and a coherent theology of peace and co-existence, moderation and modernity, to counter the very coherent theology of violence and xenophobia, intolerance and supremacism that Jihadi ulema have created over centuries. All ulema say Islam is a religion of peace and co-existence. It's time for them to walk their talk. But if they refuse to consider change, we will need to directly reach the Muslim masses. ...

    Finally, the larger Indian community too should introspect. As Daniel Pipes said in an international counter-terrorism conference in Jaipur recently, in this war of ideas, the world should not only encourage and support progressive, modern Muslims but also oppose and refrain from supporting the fundamentalists and extremists.

    1) Our national leadership supported Khilafat in 1920s, considering it an essential part of Islamic theology. That was wrong. Now we must repudiate that stance and acknowledge our mistake.

    2) Muslim Personal Law in India has not been reformed even to the extent it has been in Pakistan and Bangladesh. This must change. At least General Ayyub Khan’s reforms in Pakistan must be introduced and Ulema should be told to accept what their Pakistani and Bangladeshi counterparts did decades earlier. This is not a satisfactory solution but at least it will be a start and it is doable.

    3) Madrasa education is a serious violation of the human rights of Muslim children. It destroys their lives and fills their minds with xenophobia and intolerance. Our government not only allows this but partly funds some madrasas. This must stop, unless, of course, madrasas actually change to become modern versions of what madrasas used to be like, in the Golden Age of Islam, and produce scientists and philosophers. A secular, democratic government should not be in the business of funding xenophobia and intolerance.

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