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  • patricia crone is a scholar of islam. can i believe her? wansborough is also a scholar of islam. can i believe him? why bernard lewis? ...
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  • Time is ripe to change this draculan custom is brouht to change earlist. Anyone....
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  • I agree with the above statement and agree with Mr sir ghulam faruki......'
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  • Books written by Ghost writers have a writer too. He remains anonymous to protect his identity.'
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  • Donkey the Sound from your throat is product of uncertainty'
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  • Deep analysis Well said
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  • Nothing will change.In the name of allah everything is just and fair, including rape murder et. al.'
    ( By Behram Aga )
  • If all religions do introspection it will do good for the society'
    ( By Chettiarthodi Rajendran )
  • इस पोस्ट में तीन तलाक दिये जाने पर चर्चा की गई है और साथ ही मुस्लिम आतंकवादियो पर प्रहार करते हुए कहा गया है कि ...
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  • I feel it is a right call for the day
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  • Hats Off, Did you have a proper education? What is your background? Many of the works of Scientists....
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  • Contrary to popular belief based on different versions of history [written down by hearsay generations after] Quran was a writing, a Book....
    ( By Mubashir Inayet )
  • Hats Off, Bernard Lewis is not some third rate journalist but a historian whose credibility is very high and is consulted by presidents on how to ...
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  • GM Sb, You continue with your inane arguments ad infinitum. Can you show me an academic discipline (western) which ...
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  • GM Sb says: "You make no difference between contextual verses and verses with eternal applicability." The above is a nonsensical ...
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  • Haquesaab, How successful has Islam been in preventing excessive retaliation? Do ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • A thought has just occured to me. What if there is a law (legal system) that says you cannot defend yourself and your family, ...
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  • GM sb. Religion may still be needed to check me from excessive retaliation, while defending myself and my family. At least Islam is ...
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  • Haquesaab, When it comes to defending yourself and your family against assault, do you need your religion to tell you what you should do?
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Venugopal Bhat ji. I found a lot of fake sentences in your post. How do you manage it?'
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  • Professor Sanjay Kumar ji. There is not one road crossing in urban India, where govt land has not been looted by Muslims to construct ...
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  • Yes, GM sb. Righteousness, justice, equality, forgiveness, rationality and compassion are Islamic. But a Muslim cannot include evil in his life because he believes ...
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  • Just as day and night Co exist , so do immorality and fanaticism . Today the world has reached to the acme of immorality , ...
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  • The problem is not in the verses themselves , but in their interpretation and application . Moreover , more than Quran it is the hadith ...
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  • Firstly out right condem or delete the evil preaching like ARMED JIHAD .. instead of explaining what is good and bad ARMED JIHAD... Because ...
    ( By Venugopal Bhat )
  • slam is basically to loot plunder rape so as to become owners of others properties as they otherwise could not do so...
    ( By Sanjay Kumar )
  • For a thousand years we have been repeating how the Quran was diligently memorized and transcribed and the version authorized as final 20 years after ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Haquesaab, Which of the following principles that I had listed do you think are non-Islamic?...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Some religious books and their interpretations written thousands of years ago are irrelevant today. They.....
    ( By Ashok Sharma )
  • Naseersaab says, " I am speaking about producing a moral principle and not learning." It seems you have no idea what....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “Do you know what is better than charity and fasting and prayer? It is keeping....
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  • Wahhabism’s most dangerous deviation, in the eyes of the Sunnis who met in Chechenya, is that it sanctions violence against non....
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  • The WTC and attacks on that day was by far the must daring terrorists attack ever which....
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  • As they say change is a constant. People have to change adapt to the change....
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  • The elementary but unsurmountable problem is how to impress on the vast.....
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  • @Nisar Ahmed That is why thousands of true follower r dying daily and living their life like hell.....Kafiro....
    ( By Vikram Singh )
  • @Vikram Singh If you don't no any thing about islam & it's rule then don't interfere I our religion who r u to ask to ...
    ( By Nisar Ahmed )
  • Thanx for bringing one of the controversial talk(because it is related to islam) ...this is what we want .if Muslims want sharia law for them ...
    ( By Vikram Singh )
  • The whole debate is lengthening only becoz of theological illiteracy . Non of us had ever read....
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    A good human being is identified as kind even towards his enemies. He does not deprive them of the rights that they deserve as his human counterparts. On A good human being is identified as kind even towards his enemies. He does not deprive them of the rights that they deserve as his human counterparts. He does not punish his enemies any more than would be just, but if possible tries to forgive them. Such was the blessed attribute that the holy prophets of Allah Almighty –including Sheath, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and the final messenger Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon all of them)— brought to the world so as to encourage forgiveness, good treatment and justice towards the entire humanity. .....

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    Rana Safvi

    After a four month long siege, Delhi fell to the British on September 14, 1857 and Baqar (1790-1857) was the first journalist to have fallen to the imperialistic designs of the British on September 16, 1857. He was a religious scholar who was well versed in Persian, Arabic, Urdu and English. He had received religious education from his father Maulana Muhammed Akbar (who was an eminent Alim) and secular education in Delhi College, which he joined in 1825. Later he became a Persian language teacher at Delhi College....

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    Sultan Shahin, Founding Editor, New Age Islam

    I didn’t see you questioning the notorious tele-evangelist Dr. Zakir Naik when he said: “all Muslims should be terrorists” or when he said: “Quran allows Muslims to have sex with female slaves.” Indeed, you all kept quiet when Naik made hateful remarks like the following: “People in the west eat pork and hence behave like pigs. Pigs are the only animals in the world that invite their friends to have sex with their partners. Westerners also do the same.” Naik has made insulting other religions in the guise of comparative study or interfaith dialogue his speciality. But I find almost the entire fraternity of Muslim ulema coming out in his defence when it was discovered that his discourse inevitably inspired several people around the world who took to the path of terrorism.

    Worst of all, you and all other ulema kept quiet when Maulana Abdul Aleem Islahi of Hyderabad asked Muslims to pray for the Islamic State. In a press release available online he said: “Condemnation of their (Islamic State’s) action may not be called sagacity and will be considered against the spirit of Islam. … they have tried to fulfil the dream of a large section of Muslims and their determination has infused a new life into the concept of Caliphate. Their announcement (of caliphate) has surpassed Maulana Abul Kalam Azad and Maulana Abul Ala Maududi’s powerful writings and speeches about Caliphate and has realized the concept practically. …..

    Islam and Politics

    Break Up Pakistan to Resolve Kashmir Jihad
    Tufail Ahmad, New Age Islam

    In present times, nations are invaded by ideas emerging from internal and external sources. There are two recent examples of this argument. One, Syrian refugees arriving in Europe have practically invaded local cultures, disturbing the rule of law in European countries. Two, in India television debates about pellets guns have emerged as more powerful than bullets, thereby posing a threat to peace in Kashmir. The tragedy of the Indian mind is that, in responding to the war in Kashmir created by the Pakistani-jihadi mind – it is seeking a political solution. In this context, discussed below are some difficult ways to resolve the Kashmir issue but first look at a brief history of the conflict....

    Islamic Society

    Suffice it to say that Quran calls for conservation of animal life and therefore has nominated a long period in which hunting is prohibited so as to give animals time to recover from the depletion of its population at the hands of mankind. Therefore, animals being also a community of creation, it is to be cherished and husbanded sustainably....

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    Zakir Naik’s Open Letter: Democrat or an Islamo-Fascist Demagogue?
    Arshad Alam, New Age Islam

    If one is hell bent on arguing that Islam is the best religion in the world and that polytheism of the Hindus is a backward and deplorable religious worldview, then how does this promote peace and tolerance? If he continues to justify that Islam alone is the saviour of world, then how does this promote peace and mutual respect? Calling such sermons of a third rate pedant as dialogue militates against the very idea of a dialogical plural world. Zakir Naik is not interested in dialogue: he is a fascist demagogue who wants all the world to convert to his point of view.

    His hypocrisy on democracy begins to unravel the minute he takes recourse to the Quran. There are many passages within the text to cite in terms of pluralism and tolerance. But to quote the verse which tells Muslims to be patient and wait for their eventual victory over the polytheists is perhaps too much. This is not a man who is a believer in the virtues of secular laws like democracy. This is a man who wants to unfurl the Islamic flag everywhere, demean and trounce all other religious traditions. The recourse to democracy and the language of rights are only a means to an end: that of establishing the supremacy of Islam. ....

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    Allah Hafiz vs. Khuda Hafiz
    Almas Kiran Shamim

    A Christian from Pakistan can use ‘Khuda’; a Zoroastrian from Iran can use ‘Khuda’. This, by no means, implies that a Muslim from either Pakistan or Iran cannot use ‘Khuda’. When you say that ‘Khuda’ can also mean the Christian God or the Parsi God or even the Sikh or Hindu God, you are actually trying to say that there IS a Christian God, a Parsi God, a Sikh God, and a Hindu God besides a Muslim God Allah.....

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    The Two Gandhis—Non-Violent Soldiers
    Roshan Shah, New Age Islam

    The Two Gandhis—Non-Violent Soldiers

    ​But Badshah Khan’s message is scarcely limited to Islam. It can help the non-Muslim world to understand the true greatness of Islam, but more than that, it should help all nations to understand their own potential for love in action. If Badshah Khan could raise a nonviolent army out of a people so steeped in violence as the Pathans, there is no country on earth where it cannot be done.​"​...

     
    Islam, Women and Feminism

    The Fight for Muslim Women’s Rights: Toward a Scriptural Hermeneutic of Islamic Feminism
    Dr. Adis Duderija, New Age Islam

    A Salafi worldview/epistemology is based on a hermeneutical mechanism central classical Islamic law which at least, in theory, a  priori privileges the interpretive efforts of the early Muslim communities (especially the distinguished Companions and the Successors) over all others. When combined with the other mechanisms explained above a Salafi worldview/epistemology implies a subscription to an epistemologically pre-modern episteme that lacks internal hermeneutical mechanisms to incorporate ethical values and system of ethics that were not prevalent at the time of the formative and classical periods of Islamic thought into its ethical and legal canon....

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    Radical Islamism and Jihad
    Open Letter to Maulana Firangimahali: Why Do Moderate Ulema Stay Silent When Terrorists Claim - 'Islam Has Never Been A Religion Of Peace, Not Even For A Day'?
    Sultan Shahin, Founding Editor, New Age Islam

    I didn’t see you questioning the notorious tele-evangelist Dr. Zakir Naik when he said: “all Muslims should be terrorists” or when he said: “Quran allows Muslims to have sex with female slaves.” Indeed, you all kept quiet when Naik made hateful remarks like the following: “People in the west eat pork and hence behave like pigs. Pigs are the only animals in the world that invite their friends to have sex with their partners. Westerners also do the same.” Naik has made insulting other religions in the guise of comparative study or interfaith dialogue his speciality. But I find almost the entire fraternity of Muslim ulema coming out in his defence when it was discovered that his discourse inevitably inspired several people around the world who took to the path of terrorism.

    Worst of all, you and all other ulema kept quiet when Maulana Abdul Aleem Islahi of Hyderabad asked Muslims to pray for the Islamic State. In a press release available online he said: “Condemnation of their (Islamic State’s) action may not be called sagacity and will be considered against the spirit of Islam. … they have tried to fulfil the dream of a large section of Muslims and their determination has infused a new life into the concept of Caliphate. Their announcement (of caliphate) has surpassed Maulana Abul Kalam Azad and Maulana Abul Ala Maududi’s powerful writings and speeches about Caliphate and has realized the concept practically. …..

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