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  • Sharia law supports that a man is allowed to have sex with slave women and women captured in battle, and if the enslaved woman is ...
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  • Sharia law mentions that a Muslim man is forgiven if he kills his wife at the time he caught her in the act of adultery. ...
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  • In other words, instant triple divorce must be declared constitutionally invalid...
    ( By muhammd yunus )
  • This should be a welcome development for all progressive Muslims۔
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Religious freedom is a good concept but it is beyond the ken...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Well articulated and well argued article.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Legislation criminalizing instant talaq would be ideal but is probably not going to happen in the foreseeable future.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Sharia law supports that a rapist may only be required to pay the bride-money (dowry) without marrying the...
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  • Sharia law never abolished slavery, sexual slavery and highly regulates it....
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  • You do not need any divine sanction to ask for gender justice and equal human rights. This year, the first two CBSE...
    ( By Ashok Sharma )
  • لحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله وعلى آله وصحبه أما بعد: فسبب نزول هذه الآية: أن مشركي مكة أنكروا على النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم ...
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  • Why man’s chastity is not stressed by the society in general? Because man doesn’t bring any child right into the family. Why woman’s chastity is ...
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  • ISIS was responsible for both dastardly acts mentioned by Hats Off. But he would of course blame all Muslims for it! He....
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  • the fact that mr. abdel kadir had to fight to save the christians from muslim mobs is a perpetual story...
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  • What is slavery from hadith’s and quran’s point of view? Muhammad is mentioned in the Book #1, Hadith #65 (Sahih Bukhari and the ....
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  • a great article on ht idea of moderation by Al Ghazali. thank you.'
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  • Today's Islamophobes would much rather erase the memory of our Abdelkaders and call us all ​Al-Baghdadis.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • A timely reminiscence on a Muslim freedom fighter, whose sympathy and compassion...
    ( By muhammd yunus )
  • Good article! Short, but compelling. Eloquently and accurately parallels the grandiose scheme to fight terror with appointing the arsonists as fire-fighters
    ( By muhammd yunus )
  • very good brother very knowledgeable, and impressive
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  • Does Quran support that women could only be able to have contact with Mahram and none else? If Quran forbids women to travel except ...
    ( By zuma )
  • Instantaneous talaq is not simply an issue of gender equality. If it was so, it can be resolved by giving women also the right to ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Dear Aayina, You are a learned man. I NEVER said that love, mercy, compassion and...
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  • Thank you Master Robert Fisk for giving a lesson in being a Muslim, and....
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  • Mr Rajdeep should prove how why only prominent Hindus only matter, the killing...
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  • Misleading title
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  • I think Mr Naimat should be aware that critical thinking ageist Islam is prohibited....
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  • To Muhmmad Yunus. Belive it or not politics always effect our life, i had same opinion as you but in democratic country....
    ( By Aayina )
  • The Middle East does not need either new arms or Trumpian intervention. It...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Dear Aayina, I just thought, to be true to your name you will be 'saaf and shaffaf' - neutral in expressing....
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  • Western Governments seldom acted responsibly.America actively supported Yahya khan in his genoside of Bangladeshi ppl.West even today ...
    ( By H.Gangadhar )
  • To Mohmmad Yunus. You asked me question on partisan with Hindus. Here is the answer, the writer Arshad ...
    ( By Aayina )
  • May be with trump having in his Taj Mahal. पिछले साल की चाई की चूसकी मोदी के साथ, इस साल का जूगड ट्रम्प के साथ
    ( By Aayina )
  • As per the Trump-Salman deal 350 billion dollar worth of arms will be delivered to Saudi Arabia in the next 10 years. Who is ...
    ( By muhammd yunus )
  • To Muhmmad Yunus. I write on this website when there is any effect going to happen on Hindus or Hindus are unnecessary dragged or pointed ....
    ( By Aayina )
  • Hatts of is not atleast not munafik, like those Muslims commentators who wasn't to ride on two boats, which twist all meaning that ....
    ( By Aayina )
  • Good article on Trump's disastrous Middle East policy.'
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Terrible state of affairs! What can one say?
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • America should maintain strict neutrality in the Saudi-Iranian conflict. If America sees itself...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Sharia law supports that it is obligatory for a woman to let her husband have sex with her immediately when he ask her and she ...
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    Islam, Women and Feminism

    Muslim Personal Law Board’s Pathetic Attempt to Cover up Its Defeat in the Supreme Court
    A. Rahman, New Age Islam

    Almost any reasonably educated adult Muslim can perform a ‘Nikah’ between a Muslim bride and groom and it will be a valid and legally binding marriage for all practical purposes. The board whose members have been enjoying largesse received from Muslims all over the country and the political clout they have been wielding as a representative body of twenty crore Muslims of India for the past 44 years have not taken pains to educate the gullible Muslim masses on the point even of Muslim marriage, what to speak of divorce, and how both should be gone through in accordance with Sharia law…..

    Islam and Politics

    The Good Muslim: So Much More than 'Not A Terrorist'
    Nelly Kaakaty

    In the news, Muslims are not humanized by stories; we are explained through statistics. We are discussed primarily in the context of terrorism and in conversations about extremism. When a headline deems a Muslim responsible for an atrocity, I am expected to speak out against actions that in no way represent me, or anyone like me. My existence should not be used in juxtaposition to violence. I am not your contrast to terrorism. I am not your example of a “good” Muslim; rather I am in the vast majority. What you see on TV, the narrative you are fed, is the anomaly.....

    Islamic World News

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    India

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    South Asia

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    Southeast Asia

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    Europe

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    Mideast

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    Pakistan

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    Africa

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    North America

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    Islam, Women and Feminism

    ISIS Uses Women to Defend Its Last Stronghold West Of Mosul

    Ramadan: 49 Moroccan Imams and Women Preachers to Officiate at Spanish Mosque

    SP Leader Does It Again, Says Keep Women Indoors To Prevent Molestation

    FIA Arrests Three Afghan Women with Fake UK, Afghan Passports at Islamabad Airport

    Deadly ending of a Young Boy and Girl’s Intimacy in Kabul

    Ramadan Show about Female Extremists Ruffles Feathers

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    Interfaith Dialogue

    Why the Middle East’s Christians Are Under Attack
    Mustafa Akyol

    Concerned Westerners must understand that the problem calls for not a battle against Islam but a struggle for religious freedom. As a recent academic initiative, Under the Caesar’s Sword: The Christian Response to Persecution, put it well, religious persecution is a global problem, and Muslims and Christians sometimes find themselves as co-victims — at the hands of Chinese Communists, for example, or Hindu supremacists. Religious freedom is a fundamental right deserved by all — and therefore it must be defended for all….

    Islam and Politics

    Is Bangladesh's Ruling Awami League Caving To Fundamentalist Pressure?
    Shantanu Mukharji

    The Greek goddess statue in front of the Supreme Court came under attack by Hefazat-e-Islam for removal as it was seen as unIslamic. Secondly, text books in educational institutions were tampered with to give an Islamic stance to the curriculum. In both cases, the government did not seem firm in its approach. This leads us to believe there is a likely drift to keep the fundamentalist lobby happy with elections in mind. This, therefore, necessitates formation of an Islamic wing....

     
    Spiritual Meditations
    God Is A Never Ending Reality
    Maulana Wahiduddin Khan

    God Is A Never Ending Reality
    Maulana Wahiduddin Khan

    If one’s mind is constantly directed towards God, then one will repeatedly experience new manifestations of His glory; time and time again a new divine light will shine on him. Just as God’s virtues are interminable, so a believer’s search for knowledge of God is a journey that never comes to an end…..

     
    Islam and Politics

    Welcome to Everyday Life of a Muslim in Times of Lynch Mob
    Nazia Erum

    Probably, a picture of a blood soaked man with folded hands pleading for a fair chance in the face of camera phones doesn’t touch hearts anymore. It’s a sign of how developed we are, see even the so-called fringe has a Smartphone! Probably, we must not be affected by the gory details but look for positives and buy into the various theories that make us feel good about such ‘stray’ incidences. Let’s continue to unsee, unhear, and unfeel the fear next door in the life of your Muslim neighbour or colleague....

     
    Ijtihad, Rethinking Islam

    World's Largest Muslim Youth Organisation Calls for Re-Examination of Islamic Text
    Amy Chew

    “Civil discord, acts of terrorism, rebellion and outright warfare - all pursued in the name of Islam - will continue to plague Muslims and threaten humanity at large, until these issues are openly acknowledged and resolved,”...

    Islam and the West

    How Did The Left Radicalism Of My Manchester Youth Give Way To Islamism?
    Kenan Malik

    “Were I 20 today, would I be attracted to Islamism?” but, rather: “Had Salman Abedi or Mohammad Sidique Khan been born a generation earlier, would they have rejected Islamism?” It is impossible to answer, but in asking that question, we can begin to tease out some of the social reasons for the Abedis and the Khans of this world becoming as they are.....

     
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    Islam, Women and Feminism

    So What Is The Reason Behind The New AIMPLB Affidavit?
    Arshad Alam, New Age Islam

    Now again, what authorities do the Qazis have in contemporary India? How are they to ensure that the marriage contract expressly forbids instant triple Talaq? Given the situation that Muslim women are at the receiving end, what if there is pressure on them not to put this component in the contract. How is the Qazi then supposed to behave and act? The simple fact is that Qazis have no authority today and by invoking the institution of the Qazis, the AIMPLB is telling us that they still live in a time when the institution of Qazi was relevant. And that precisely seems to be the problem. They are living in a time warp and refuse to wake from their slumber and see the light of the day. The world has changed while they slept all this while.....

    Islam, Women and Feminism

    Judges Are Not Robots with Encyclopaedic Juristic Knowledge and No Heart, Intellect or Common Sense or Sense of Justice
    Muhammad Yunus, New Age Islam

    Having failed to establish its case by telling lies upon lies about the Qur'an in their recent submission as reported by the media and exposed by this writer in his last two articles [3-5], the advocates of triple Talaqs an Islamic custom, have taken to a labyrinthine legal argument to support their case. It is reminiscent of labyrinthine Fatwas by terror groups who will cite opinions of different scholars of different era and overwhelm the lay reader into accepting their views but the world knows they are terrorists and so are those who advocated instant triple Talaq…

    Islam and the West

    Here Is Why Donald Trump Has No Idea about Islamist Terrorism
    Arshad Alam, New Age Islam

    In the run up to the presidency, Donald Trump, embraced a rhetoric about Muslims which put even his far right friends in Europe to shame. Calling Muslims as enemies, he told the Americans that ‘they hate us’ that ‘they’ want to overrun America and all this because there was some fundamental flaw in their religion. For some time, it looked as if Islam and Muslims became the other of America. This polarizing campaign helped him garner votes from even non republicans who were fed on a daily diet of Islamic takeover of Christian America.  The man who advocated a complete ban on Muslims entering America, today has done a complete u-turn and is now telling Muslims to dispel extremist teachings from within their societies. His speech in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia is ridden with confusion and only tells us about his ignorance of the problem that the world is confronting today in the name of Islamic terrorism.…

    Islamic Ideology

    Who All Are ‘Ahle Zikr’ In the Qur’an? – A Textual Analysis of Qur’anic Passage 16:43-44 to Get a Clear Answer
    Muhammad Yunus, New Age Islam

    …. analysis of the verse, individually, as well as in conjunction with its immediately succeeding and qualifying verse 16:44 leaves no doubt that the verse was addressed to the Prophet, the word Zikr denotes the previous revelations, and the expression Ahl e Zikr denotes the learned Christians and Jews of the Prophet’s era who were expected to remember the message of the earlier relations. If some Muslim Ulema arrogate the pronouncement of 16:43 to themselves to support the deeply misogynistic custom of triple Talaq, this writer is compelled to say, God witnessing, that the  obsessive misogyny and unmitigated disregard of the misery of instantly divorced poor Muslim women has put a blinker on their mind’s eye against what is clearly written in the Qur’an (about time-framing of divorce as well as in the verse 16:43), or has turned their spiritual bearing upside down that they are telling lie upon lie about the Qur’an to defend the triple Talaq – God knows best...

    Islam, Women and Feminism

    Supreme Court's Question Is Relevant: How Come A Pre-Islamic Arabian Custom Is Fundamental To Islam In India?
    Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, New Age Islam

    But the Islamic clergy, while boasting of their Qur’anic epithet of Ahl-e-Zikr, have cunningly preached the gravest misgiving on the Islamic viewpoint of Triple Talaq; that it is one of the fundamentals of the Islamic law enshrined in the Quran. A far more negative role they are playing now is that they are tarnishing the image of Islam and the egalitarian message of Quran by misleading the Muslim women who work with them...

    Islam, Women and Feminism

    Triple Talaq Must Be Invalidated Constitutionally and Criminalized – Inclusion of Prohibitive Clause in Nikahnama Could Allow Its Perpetuation by Defaulters
    Muhammad Yunus, New Age Islam

    No Muslim man will protect himself against any potentially adulterous or homicidal behaviour of his would-be wife by incorporating clauses in the Nikahnama that his wife will not commit adultery or kill her baby child as many women did in Pre-Islamic Arabia (60:12). Since they are expressly forbidden by the Qur’an and entail gross human rights violations and legislatively criminalized, they are, like numerous other aspects of behaviour, unwritten components of Nikahnama. The same should apply for instant triple Talaq. It is expressly forbidden by the Qur’an (58:2, 2:228/2:229), causes grave human rights violations and is enduringly devastating and traumatic to its victim……

    Books and Documents

    Islamic Mysticism, Provides Rich Resources for Developing Theologies of Interfaith

    Sufism, or Islamic mysticism, provides rich resources for developing theologies of interfaith and inter-community understanding, dialogue and solidarity, an urgent necessity in today's world. In this regard, the works of numerous Indian Sufis are particularly significant because they lived and wrote in a multi-religious context, addressing and attracting people of different faiths—Muslims, Hindus and others. Some of them developed understandings of Islam and other faiths that went beyond narrowly-constructed communal boundaries, defying the empty and soulless ritualism that served to divide communities from each other.....

    Islam and Politics

    Where Are Those Who Trolled Sufi Heads Who Met PM Modi In 2015 And Then Organised The World Sufi Forum In 2016?
    Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, New Age Islam

    The Jamiat strongly opposed the World Sufi Forum calling it a political stunt of the Indian government to divide the Muslim community over "Sufism vs Wahhabism".  At that time, Maulana Madani proclaimed: “Sufism is nothing” and that the World Sufi Forum was an NDA bid to "divide the Muslims". In a direct rebuttal to the World Sufi Forum, another leading figure of the Jamiat, Maulana Arshad Madani stated: “Sufism is no sect of Islam and is not found in the Quran”, while accusing the Modi government of "trying to create acrimony in the Muslim community"....

    Islam, Women and Feminism

    Supreme Court Has Already Declared Triple Talaq Invalid – So What Is the Need for the Recent Petition to the Supreme Court
    Muhammad Yunus, New Age Islam

    The Jurists of Islam must know that in Islamic Law only the best of past precedents are valid for any era and those not relevant to the era or cause injustice to any individual or group must be set aside. Hence, no matter which Imams, Caliphs or scholars approved of triple Talaq, they approved it for their time – that is more than a thousand years ago. They never claimed their rulings to be binding for the posterity for all time – a point Imam Abu Hanifa made categorically as mentioned above in this article. So let there be no dilly dallying in declaring constitutionally invalid what is sinful, unlawful, oppressive and immensely dehumanizing to women and gross violation of human rights…..

    Islam and Politics

    This tragedy besets only the people determined not to use their thinking ability, that Quran, their Book they take their oaths upon extols them over and over again to apply and warns of consequences if ignored.

    Because, this ‘thinking’ is hand-balled to the religious brigade who in selfishness and greed for power; stripped of any understanding of welfare and unity of humanity. They therefore ply their politics in the name of their religion(s). It is here that the maxim to separate religion and politics is valid and imperative and must be acted upon sooner rather than later.

    Should not then all our efforts be directed first towards eliminating it through enlightenment and knowledge based education and so do away with the self-promoting fat-cats; that the Quran calls Mutrifeen!....

    Islam and the West

    A Critique of Bin Laden’s Letter to America
    Muhammad Yunus, New Age Islam

    There is no doubt, about a rising tide of Islamophobia, but a vast section of the American/ Western population does sympathize with Muslims as reflected by their spontaneous protest against President Trump’s Executive Order banning travel to America from seven predominantly Muslim countries [3], and acceptance of millions of refuges from Muslim lands [4].Hence OBM’s letter under review has no leg to stand on and is in fact no more than an attempt to appropriate the Prophet’s mission of peace, forgiveness and reconciliation for terrorizing people and repelling them away from Islam, rather than offering peace and compassion and inviting people to Islam….

    Islam and Politics

    Political Islamist Leader Erdogan’s Diplomatic Visit To India With A Doctorate From Jamia Would Not Go Down Well With The Democratic Ethos Of The Country As Well As The University
    Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, New Age Islam

    Earlier, Jamia has fairly conferred the honorary degrees to Dalai Lama, Ban Ki-moon and Amartya Sen. These spiritual, social and intellectual dignitaries have richly contributed to the global peace activism, human rights protection and scientific temperament. They do inspire the university’s students and academicians to explore the greater potentials to uphold the universal human values. But what contribution has Erdogan rendered to the educational, social or other humanitarian pursuits? Evidently, the political Islamist leader does not fit into the list of the distinguished awardees of the Jamia....

    Islam, Women and Feminism

    What Is Nikah Halala, How It Was Established and Where It Stands In Modern India
    Radhika Iyengar

    Nikah Halala is a law that requires a woman to marry and sleep with another man in order to return to her first husband. There have been instances where the husband regrets divorcing his wife through triple Talaq and in the hope of reconciliation, hands over his divorced wife to another man for marriage, under the condition that the latter would divorce the woman the next day. Muta (conditional marriage), however, is considered to be a sin in Islam and the Sharia law does not permit it. The husband is therefore considered a sinner....

    Islam,Terrorism and Jihad

    Facing The Jihadist Challenge: Muslims Need To Refute Jihadis’ Xenophobic, Supremacist, Millenarian Thesis And Focus On Islamic Pluralism, Says Sultan Shahin At UNHRC In Geneva
    Sultan Shahin, Editor, New Age Islam

    Facing the brutalities of Islamist terror, while President Obama will not go beyond calling it violent extremism, the head of Sunni Islam's oldest seat of learning, Jamia al-Azhar admitted in a counter-terrorism conference in Mecca that extremism was caused by “corrupt interpretations of Quran and the sayings of Prophet Muhammad”, and Islamic curriculums needed to change.

    This call for reform, coming from Jamia Al-Azhar, is gratifying. But a half-hearted approach to reform will not work. The problems Muslims face are very basic and cannot be solved with mere tinkering with text-books. The global Muslim community will have to introspect. One question repeatedly asked, for instance, is about the contextual verses of the holy Quran that are utilised by Jihadists to brainwash our youth. Jihadists present these contextual verses as an eternal guide for Muslims.

    One would imagine that the followers of Islam who believe, and many certainly do, that Islam is a religion of spirituality, peace, coexistence and tolerance, would be up in arms against the Islamic State. But while routine denunciations from some sections do come occasionally, there is no outrage visible in the Muslim society. The world cannot help noticing that while tens of thousands of Muslims come out on streets to demonstrate the moment there is an allegation of so-called blasphemy against any one, hardly any Muslim would protest at the myriad brutalities perpetrated by Islamist terrorists.

    Clearly there is something wrong, some disconnect, some deeper and more complex phenomenon at work than what can be understood from a superficial look at the issue. Instead of expressing outrage, we find thousands of Muslim young men and women running from their comfortable homes, private schools and cushy jobs to fight and join in the brutalities of the so-called Islamic State. Some 12,000 Muslim young men and women are said to have joined so far from 80 countries……

    Islam and Pluralism
    Islamic Philosophy of Pluralism
    Moin Qazi, New Age Islam

    Islamic Philosophy of Pluralism
    Moin Qazi, New Age Islam

    Islamic doctrine provides for religious freedom. The Qur’an is very emphatic, “Let there be no compulsion in religion” (Q2:256) and “Will you then compel mankind, against their will, to believe?” (Q10:99) Neither the Qur’an nor the Prophetic tradition demands of Jews and Christians that they give up their religious identity and become Muslims unless they freely choose to do so. This is a categorical command, not just a statement. Islam prohibits oppression irrespective of the faith, gender, race or economic status of the victim or perpetrator. The Quran instructs, "Help one another in benevolence and piety, and help not one another in sin and transgression" (Q5:2)…..

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