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  • MEMRI is a Zionist organization which employs Tufail Ahmad. I wonder why the article does not give the name of the author.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Where Shab e Baraat was imported from:..
    ( By Mubashir )
  • Such Indian jihadists in ISIS must be severely and widely condemned by religious and political leaders as well as by journalists as enemies of India's ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Good to see Muslim leaders in India speak up against a Satanic ideology...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Sultan Shahin Indian Ulama have very clearly condemned ISIS. They have outrightly rejected Baghdadi's claim of Caliphate....
    ( By Muhammad Aslam Ghazi )
  • Until seculars support these elements we will be in danger'
    ( By Shachindra Trivedi )
  • By the way....the message in ISIS video and the 3 options that have been given to us non-muslims are exactly what our forefathers faced....1) Convert ...
    ( By Rakesh Kumar Singh )
  • Bloody idiot Tasleema nasreen'
    ( By Zu Ba Ir )
  • Unless Uslam is reformed, you can't expect any change!'
    ( By Anupam Trivedi )
  • Unless Uslam is reformed, you can't expect any change!'
    ( By Anupam Trivedi )
  • They secretly support ISIS. Jihad is their ideology. Victimhood their facade.
    ( By Anand Kumar )
  • Permission in the Quran, to fight back was given after the budding community of Muslims were being attacked overtly and covertly by their opponents determined ...
    ( By Mubashir )
  • “I say you have only three options: to accept Islam, to pay Jizya, or to prepare to be slaughtered” if this is what kafirs are offered ...
    ( By prisha )
  • To Author Your wish cannot happen, but god of Abhrahmic religion was chossing only man messenger? How funny is Abrahmic relgion God very bias towards choosing female ...
    ( By Aayina )
  • The article lambasts the surveillance regime against radical Muslims in America, but such a surveillance regime is in fact necessary and Muslims should welcome and ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • “Islam was never a religion of peace for even one day." . . . Read the Meccan verses! The Mecca Quran was all about tolerance, ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Muslims should avoid all ayurvedic products. The science was developed by Hindu Rishis. They should use zamzam water to cure all their ailments. They should ...
    ( By secularlogic )
  • Mr Shahin, You still don't see the truth, do you? Islam is what it is. Take it or leave it, expecting it to develop a ...
    ( By secularlogic )
  • These rabid Muslims are neither Indian not Muslim.'
    ( By Satyendra Prakash Sharma )
  • Indian ulema have not condemned ISIS's satanic ideology in strong enough terms. They have not denounced Indian jehadis who have joined ISIS as misguided ....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • I have been a strong critic of Owaisi brothers.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • The answer lies in combating the politicisation of Islam. Only then can we distinguish religion from politics and faith from fanaticism...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • This is the kind of teaching approach that academics in Deoband, Bareilly and Cairo's Al-Azhar should take.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • To Ghulam Mohiyuddin Addition ....BJP win election and to grow owasi brothers and spit same venom what BJP spit for Muslim, owasi brothers for Hindus, ...
    ( By Aayina )
  • To Raihan Nezami and others Doesn't matter Indian Muslim can make it easy by avoiding any medicinal product by Hindus based on their medicinal practice ...
    ( By Aayina )
  • Which products contain cow 's urine?'
    ( By raihan nezami )
  • ھم نے ما نا کہ تغا فل نہ کروگے لیکن...
    ( By shafi vietnami )
  • More such riots can be expected as the BJP and Amit Shah gear up for the upcoming UP elections. Communal tensions and riots help the ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • This article is biased propaganda....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Jihad is hurting Pakistan more than it will ever hurt India. If it is not aggressively checked, it may devour Pakistan.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • “Why must female children inherit only half that of male children?” My understanding is this: Surah 4-11 and 12 (read at the bottom of them) gives ...
    ( By Rashid Samnakay )
  • Yes, but who will bell the cat , Sir? Even if AIMPLB is brought around, the likes of Maulana Mulayam, Osama Digvijay, Rahul Afzal and ...
    ( By Dereck Darlong )
  • The rules of Islam will never change but God has given the human beings authority to act as per their will but there's a way ...
    ( By Raihan Raza Raza )
  • @Llu samir patel..first prayers are important then place as well.. Why men are asked to pray in masjids has reasons..one i may ....
    ( By Faisal Wani )
  • @ U.p. Ojha i hoped that after getting defeated in previous debates of this post on basis of LOGIC and rationale thinking you will no ...
    ( By Iqbal Husain )
  • The second paragraph of my post was cut off. It was: "This applies not only to Pakistanis but also to Muslims in India. ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Context is more important than text. Freezing the meaning and interpretation of a text will not only stifle intellectual growth but also create strong...
    ( By Aiman Reyaz )
  • New Age Islam's post. Nicely articulated.Worth reading.Reform of any society must come from within the society ...
    ( By Mosarraf Hossain )
  • Mr Sultan Sahin with great respect you are requested to put into public the Islamic thoughts which are stagnant and what is your view on ...
    ( By Mohd Yunus )
  • Who the hell is one to challenge the shariat laws
    ( By Shamim Anwar )
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    Debating Islam
    Reform Muslim Personal Law, Use Debate on Triple Talaq as an opportunity to Breach the Stagnation in Muslim Religious Thought
    Sultan Shahin, Editor, New Age Islam

    Reform of Muslim personal law is the need of the hour. A demand for this has been made for decades in conferences, seminars and marches, organised by several progressive Islamic organisations including New Age Islam Foundation. These demands need to be intensified and peaceful demonstrations organised on a large scale, demanding that the government reform these laws. It will inevitably be opposed and equally inevitably expose the two-facedness of Islamic fundamentalists in the country. This would lead to a much needed debate on the hypocrisy of our ulema.

    Faced with a barrage of questions, the ulema have now decided to challenge the progressive Muslims on their theological knowledge and more importantly, the courage, to stand up to their beliefs. At the same time, they are blaming them for encouraging courts to intervene, while taking their regular subversive position that courts and government should not intervene in matters of Muslim Personal Law as it is a matter of faith.

    Rather than being cowed into silence or even dismiss this challenge as an effort to obfuscate matters, progressive Muslims should pick up the gauntlet and battle it out. This should be used as a great opportunity to breach the total stagnation that has prevailed in Islamic theological debates in the country. This will not only help the victims of our Anglo-Mohammedan Personal Law but also help open up issues related to violent extremism that is attracting our youth more and more in the absence of debate. For instance, accepting that triple talaq is not a part of Quranic teachings or even Hadith (sayings of the Prophet). A classical Muslim scholar, Hafeez Nomani, has asked if Quran alone is legitimate Islamic scripture and whether a bid’at (innovation) like triple talaq ordered by the second Caliph Hazrat Umar cannot be considered legitimate. He then goes on to ask that if triple talaq cannot be accepted, as it is a bid’at, then what about Quran, which in its present form is itself an innovation ordered by the same caliph and completed by the third Caliph Hazrat Usman.

    These are among the issues that Muslims need to debate urgently for the wider good of the community as well as the nation and the world. We must never forget the solemn warning issued by Canadian scholar Winfred Cantwell Smith in mid-20th century that a healthy, functioning Islam is crucial for world peace. Clearly, the Islam today is not healthy and functioning. So it is not only the Muslims but the nation at large that should welcome an opportunity to debate and understand Islamic theological issues.

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