• I think the problem is with the translation of the word Kafir. When it has so many meanings and is used for all - ...
    ( By siraj )
  • I am feeling ecstatic to see these Ulemas/Islamic clerics holding anti-terrorism conference, taking pride in being Indians and calling for peaceful coexistence. A very nice and gigantic ...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus غلام غوث )
  • After going through all the discussions, I cannot but agree to Naseer Ahmed Sahib's thesis and Ghulam Ghaus Sahib's comment on it. ISIS is ...
    ( By Satbir Singh Bedi )
  • "The Surah also challenges the polytheistic faith of the Meccans and asks for the authority for their beliefs and makes a clear distinction between “people of the ...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus غلام غوث )
  • Regardless of whether they are Kaafir/non-believer or Mushrik/polytheist, Islam does not allow offensive war, offensive violence and offensive intolerance against them.    
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus غلام غوث )
  • Zia Sb,   Do not get me wrong. You made a statement "He did not quote the relevant verse or verses which say that no messengers were sent ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • The fight of 'oddity' is going on between US and UK English. Please correct it first and then come to my 'wrong'. 
    ( By Javed )
  • There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is the last messenger of Allah. English language, this way, is fine. If it is wrong for ...
    ( By Javed )
  • The author certainly means well, but there is an oddity in her English, and not hers alone, that is a source of endless confusion ...
    ( By S A R Zaidi )
  • Thanks Ms Rabeya Noorunnisa for motivating me, with your inspiring pep talks, to do more work on the relative subjects; Safeguarding Human rights, promoting peace, non-violence and Tolerance.
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus غلام غوث )
  • One more point Mr Lodhia, you said that my article was a waste and a futile exercise. You might be correct. God mentions Kufr ...
    ( By Ziaur Rehman )
  • Mr Rafique Lodhia Sb, With due respect and humble submission, first let me repeat that I am not an Islamic scholar from a madrasa wearing a skullcap ...
    ( By Ziaur Rehman )
  •  Why this jihad? From whom they want to attain this? Is it by eliminating innocent people who do not know what this jihad is......... ? Is ...
    ( By Kunjusankaran Bhavani Mukundan )
  • It is the duty, of every Muslim, to safeguard human rights.( Care for, fellow human being, the environment , the entire creation is a ...
    ( By Rabeya Noorunnisa )
  • Answer A solution without A complaint: *Many political Muslims you will see complaining' agitating' protesting' politicising against America 'Israel etc for disaster of Muslim Nations!! But no ...
    ( By Asef Ahemad Kazi )
  •  Thank you, for writing, this wonderful article, Mr Ghulam Ghaus! I hope, more people, start thinking, like you.
    ( By Rabeya Noorunnisa )
  • "In a nutshell, whether in Muslim countries or not, promoting peaceful coexistence and cooperation with non-Muslims including Christians, Jews and Hindus etc was never ...
    ( By Javed )
  • Good Morning Ziaur Rahman,   As-Salaam Alay-Kum   Subject: "DO NOT FROWN"   I must honestly admit that it was one hell of a lengthy exercise on the subject matter “Kufr,” which you personally went ...
    ( By Mohammed Rafiq Lodhia )
  • When both of us have written lengthy articles on the topic why should we now think that we need to prove our views further ...
    ( By Ziaur Rehman )
  • Mr Naseer Ahmad,I gave my arguments in detail and with evidences from the Quran. This article was in response to your article.After that you ...
    ( By Ziaur Rehman )
  • Why the Saudis can't defend their borders with their own forces? Don't they have an army? We should also acknowledge Iran's role in trying ...
    ( By Mubashir )
  • @Pervez Ahmed, Well said brother.
    ( By Abdullah Al Mamun Choudhury )
  • " The basic divide in the Muslim world is between those opposed to Ali and those who are not." . . .Plague on both ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  •  best way to handle terrorism is to burn the bodies of terrorist killed !!! automatically "religion-less terrorism" will subside !!!
    ( By Uchhrang Jethwa )
  • @ Pervez Ahmed, it's not the time to define terrorism,,,, it's the time for Muslims to stop terrorism
    ( By Vivek Srivastava )
  • Somebody is selling them arms and somebody is buying oil from them, why can not that be stopped, one can not wait for mind-set ...
    ( By Zahid Latif )
  • Well said, Aakar!
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • In USA Muslim scholars have defined the following words:1) Islam 2) Believer 3) Muslim 4) Kafir etc.  This is taught in interfaith circles and ...
    ( By Iftekhar A. Hai )
  • Zia Sb, The evidence that no Messenger was sent to  the Arab Mushrikin before Muhammad (pbuh) on account of which they had reason or excuse for ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  •  "Kufr is relative to what a person knows and believes to be “the truth” without denying or rejecting “the truth” when “the truth” becomes ...
    ( By siraj )
  • You are right Curious Traveler.  Hazrat Umar (RA) was one of a kind.  One of the most honourable, just and upright persons. Unfortunately, Ibn ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • "The Quran prescribes fighting in the cause of Allah as a duty. The only cause of Allah for which fighting has been permitted is ...
    ( By Curious Traveler )
  • No one can dispute with Lubna Malik that "Islam translated means peace. “It is not Islam that motivates violence,” I wonder if she reads the ...
    ( By muhammad yunus )
  • I am really grateful to you Ziaur Rahman Sb for showing the courage to come up with your article. I once again express my ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • As it is said that difference of opinion is a blessing for momins, Mr Naseer Ahmad had presented a thesis, I presented an anti-thesis ...
    ( By Ziaur Rehman )
  • The difference between Jihad and Terrorism is covered in the following articles:Dr. Muhammad Farooq Khan On Jihad VersusTerrorism - Part 1: The Four Principle Of ‘Jihad ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Mr. Sultan Shahin, you must clear the difference between Jihad and terrorism on international platform. Please stop the wrong propaganda of a Qur'anic Term. "Jihad" is a Qur'anic ...
    ( By Mohammed Ishaque Foujdar )
  • First we should define 'Terrorism' and its different kinds. Thereafter the definition of 'Terrorist'. Next who is more inflicted to terrorism? Who suffered more ...
    ( By Pervez Ahmed )
  • When the declaration – laailaha-illallah – is glued with Muhammadur-Rasullullah, (as also on Saudi flag) the second important part of Iman, that is, in all the previous ...
    ( By rs )
  • Dear Rational and Curious Traveler and other Readers of NAI,Read Ziaur Rahman's evidence in the form of verses of the Quran that he quotes ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )

    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……

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