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  • "History may say that the attacks on Yemen are the start of a great civil war between Sunnis and Shia in the Middle East. ...
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  • First of all, which Hadith version/collection? Shia or Sunni? Both claim to be the only real and true Muslims based on their respective books.There ...
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  • A candid exposition of jihadist ideology and its assositation with violent extremisim and global terrorism. New Age Islam should post more of such articles ...
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  • Secular Logic,I am aware of what Tagore, Sri Aurobondo etc have said and I have great regard for these people and aware of the ...
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  • Dear Muhammad Yunus,   The revelations were exactly what were needed for the moment. They could not have appeared as disjointed to its audience. On the contrary, to ...
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  • Maybe I am not alone in my misgivings. This is the FB post of Francois Gautier, a journalist.Francois Gautier shares Historic Quotes on Islam:Every ...
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  • Mr Observer, you must not feel slighted by disagreement. I have read the Quran. I have read how some verses jeer at polytheists and idolators. ...
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  • Secular Logic,I did not talk about either physical or spiritual uncleanliness. This is what I said which is materially different.As far as being clean/unclean ...
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  • Secular Logic,You insist on being churlish even though in your own words, you cannot prove what you are saying!Wait till I cover every single ...
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  • Mr Observer, I am sorry that my quoting of your words sounds churlish to you. But it seems to me that the shoe fits, ...
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  • To: Respected Muslim Readers @ New Age Islam forum   Make a careful note of this statement of “Secular Logic,” as follows:   “I strive to have nothing but the ...
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  • Secular Logic,You quote my own words in the most churlish manner which describe what others do  when I ask you and Rational to hold ...
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  • Hello Sultan Shahin Saheb,   As-Salaam Alay-Kum   Just as predicted the response from “Secular Logic,” is explicitly clear. Your continued “Faith,” in advising all the Muslim leaders that one can learn a ...
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  • Mr Observer, thank you for directing my attention to this article. It sounds to me like a historical account of the simultaneous geo-political and theological ...
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  • Mr Yunus, Thank you for your intervention on the idol worship issue. I have indeed not declared myself an idol worshipper. But I come from a ...
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  • Why are so few Hindu religious leaders campaigning loudly against this demeaning and unhealthy job assigned to the lowest castes?   Untouchability, manual scavenging and dry latrines may ...
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  • Mr Yunus,Your explanation of the last line of the Surah Fatiha sounds really acceptable. But the question is:1. Do all Muslims understand it that way? ...
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  • @Mr Yunus and Mr ObserverPermit me to club my response to your patient explanations as there is considerable overlap in the issues involved.If I ...
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  • Dear Observer,Point taken!You may read my comments to Siraj that has our explanation on why people entered Islam in hordes and even delegations came ...
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  • Dear Siraj SbI have complemented Observer for his approach. I fully agree with him that they were relevant for the Meccan period as the ...
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  • Dear Secular Logic,I just saw your comment to me as I had been busy drafting some critical comments already posted, Besides, I am not ...
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  • To: Respected Muslim Readers @ New Age Islam   Subject: INNAHU KAANA TAWWAABA   As-Salaam Alay-Kum   With all the most valuable contributions coming forth from Muhammad Yunus Saheb and Naseer Ahmed Saheb, I personally ...
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  • The following article completely demolishes the statement made in the comment section in this thread that implied that all non-Muslims hate or at least dislike ...
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  • Excellent selection of quotes to make a very valid point!
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  • To: Respected Muslim Readers @ New Age Islam   Subject: “The Pursuit of Goodness”   Good Afternoon Mike,   As-Salaam Alay-Kum   First of all, I am delighted to hear that you are heading towards Aligarh ...
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  • The need is to defeat Saudis to bring back peace in the region. How is this going to happen is another subject. 
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  • Siraj,I am not speculating when I say that the stories of the prophets Yusuf and Yunus (pbut) are found in the Meccan Surahs and ...
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  • Muhammad Yunus Sb,In your article you have mentioned Thomas Carlyle talking about tiresome repetitions in the Quran.Observer' article brings out which of the stories ...
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  • As far as the translation of verse 1 Surah An-Nasr is concerned, many of the translators have translated  "Fatah" as Victory (Maulana, Rashad, SherAli, ...
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  • Dear Muhammad Yunus and the Editor,The article can be corrected to read:“Once the “The Chiefs of Unfaith” died or were killed in battle or ...
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  • My guess as follows: 1. Badr - 30 dead 20 wounded2. Uhud - 45 - ok3. Battle of Trench - a hundred or two from ...
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  • Dear Observer,Thanks!Don't forget that Hazrat Umar was a bitter enemy of the Prophet before conversion to Islam.Will greatly appreciate if you put the revised ...
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  • Dear Muhammad Yunus,Thanks for your comment.If none were executed after the fall of Mecca and before the amnesty period of 4 months, I have ...
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  •   Dear Muhammad Yunus, My responses to your clarifications:   1.        The statement: “The Meccans could not point out to active opponents of the new faith among” under the heading, ‘The ...
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  • Dear Observer,Excellent article. Great effort. You have captured the major events through the Qur'anic allusions - an approach adopted in our work that is ...
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  • In the 21st century, in this Information Technology, the dissemination of Islamic knowledge, there is an urgent need to examine the authenticity of all ...
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  • Hindus did no wrong to Buddhists. Muslims did no wrong to non Muslims. Christians did no wrong to Muslims and pagans. All are trying to ...
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    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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