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  • Dr.M.A Haque I don;t think I have changed track. I am concerned about Islamic supremacism. Zakir promotes it. People should know ....
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  • @Mohammed Belal Shafi , Don't give such long sermons...& try to fool everyone...
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  • What the hell are u talking about..u are camparing uself with #dr zakir naik..did u ever read #quaran ,i think never . How dare to ...
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  • Islam WAS a religion of violence , IS a religion of violence & WILL ALWAYS BE a religion of violence....
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  • The main problem brothers quran is word of god and incorruptible.....This theology is root...'
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  • New age Islam is nothing'
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  • @Mohammed Belal Shafi Yes.Its true
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  • The main problem brothers quran is word of god and incorruptible.....This theology is root...'
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  • @Venkatraman Iyer Giving the practical model to obtain peace, Maulana analyzes that people world over are acting intolerantly and indulging in acts of violence ...
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  • It is just like saying a whole family are rogues just for the act of one, but the.other family members must openly condem the rogues ...
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  • @Naren Kashyap what do think m i ri8 or wrong'
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  • Let Peace rule this Universe.. Let all live with brotherhood.. Let the flowers of joy bloom in our mindgardens...no violence..no bloodshed...Oh God..Bless this..
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  • @Arshad Khan Khan It's a hoax... Einstein never said that'
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  • if u want 2 know about hinduism u must not c a hindu u must c its scriptures veda puranas etc as a same if ...
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  • @Venkatraman Iyer Excerpts from Ideology of Peace by Maulana Wahiduddin Khan According to Maulana, violence always begins in the mind, so we have to uproot it ...
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  • Religion without science is blind & science without religion is lame...albert ienstin...now everry one should judge the every things ....of his own religion'
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  • @Jangeer Saheb Khaji He is an a (Abusive word deleted..... Editor) who hardly knows Islam!'
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  • If anyone believes that war or terrorism will decide the right.How long the war is continuing between Iran-Iraq,Egypt-Isreal,Pakistan-India,
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  • There is nothing called old age or new age islam, Islam is Islam .....it does not change from Adam (AS) till the day of judgement ...
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  • In my view you all should read quarn then you know about islam'
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  • because you have been paid to write this filth you have sold your rotten stinking soul to Lucifer.'
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  • See I don't understand Hindus religious war about relatives,Muslims infidel crusades holy land not for Christians but Jews but still ....
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  • Can u say that, a particular religion is good for me, i dont want to force that upon anyone. Others'
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  • Band Islam, is the key for a Terror free Society'
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  • I have listened you on TV speaking against fundamentalism and really have lot of respect for you...i dont know why people like ...
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  • All major religions want to spread their theology. I hop they do that in peaceful way.'
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  • It is high time all the Muslims unite and be more vocal against terrorism who kill innocent people in the name of religion or ....
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  • @Dilip Sharma Its not conservative religious people who are responsible for religious based attacks?'
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  • This all due to secular neta They want Hindu Muslim riots Take an advantage to rueine the country
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  • Change if any must come from within to be lasting and its nowhere to be seen emerging from within. Thats the root cause.'
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  • Can we consider that religion is a private affair and personal. Let individuals choose which faith they want to practice.'
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  • @MB shafi what injustice is done to muslims in India...can you plz explain...'
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  • Everybody knows how hinduism assimilated people,. Ask dalit, they will share how they are treated by hinduism.'
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  • New age terrorizm This is right tital my beee
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  • S M Samiuddin Hadi read basic scriptures and also ambedkarite books'
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  • @V Nagarajan Giving the practical model to obtain peace, Maulana analyzes that people world over are acting intolerantly and indulging in acts of violence ...
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  • @Syed Mahound Sanaullah What the hell u r talking dear Can you believe those doing bad deeds to spread Islam Just they doing to grab ...
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  • Was it joke ... Not sure... In 21 century also the preacher advice them to have 5 children when they don't have capacity to give ...
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  • @ Imran You are counting the problems, not coming out with any solution, saying me brainwashed'
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    A ‘Naik’-Mare in Pakistan
    Khaled Ahmed

    Just as Naik is “protected” as an Indian citizen — according to his definition he is not Indian but a “Muslim first” — Anjem Choudary and his “untaxed” welfare payments in the UK — equivalent to a £32,500 ($50,000) salary — are protected. The average annual earnings of a full-time worker in the UK was £26,936 ($41,000) in 2014. There is no doubt that there is big money trailing Naik too without being accounted for....

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    India

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    Those Muslims who refer to others as Kafir or Ghair Muslim are committing a sin. This is because according to the Quran and Hadith, all persons are children of Adam, which makes all human beings blood sisters and blood brothers to each other. ...

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    Why Muslim Ulema Should Confront Zakir Naik?  لماذا على علماء الدين مواجهة ذاكرنايك؟ كيف يشجع على الإرهاب بإسم الإسلام؟
    Sultan Shahin, Editor New Age Islam

    علينا أن نخرج ونقول بوضوح وبشكل متكرر إن الآيات السياقية المتعلقة بالحرب في القرن السابع الميلادي لم تعد تنطبق علينا في يومنا هذا. لديها قيمة تاريخية وتقول لنا قصة الصعوبات الشديدة التي واجهها النبي (صلى الله عليه وسلم) لحماية الدين الناشئ من الإسلام في ذلك الوقت. إن الإسلام لم يعد طفلا صغيرا اليوم ، بل قد نما حتى وجد مساحة في قلوب 1.6 مليار مسلم في العالم كله. ويمكن أن يعتني بنفسه بشكل جيد للغاية. المسلمون ليسوا في حاجة إلى القتال والقتل وإلقاء الرعب في قلوب "الكفار" والمشركين من أجل البقاء كما كان الحال في القرن السابع عشر للميلاد.

     


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    Tarek Fatah

    After occupying Medina these Muslims, who came from the neighbouring region of Nejd, systematically levelled the “Jannat al-Baqi” cemetery, the vast burial site adjacent to the Prophet’s mosque that housed the remains of many of the members of Muhammad’s family, close companions and central figures of early Islam, including his beloved daughter, Fatima. These acts of sacrilege were re-enacted by a new generation of Wahhabi zealots led by Abdel-Aziz Ibn Saud during the second Saudi state, a century later....

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    Islamist Editors are Indeed Radicalising Indian Muslims
    Tufail Ahmad

    I cited from research by Delhi-based reformist Islamic writer Sultan Shahin saying that 18,000 Muslims from India went to Turkey to fight for the Ottoman Caliphate in the 1920s when there was no internet. Without refuting Sultan Shahin's research, Zafarul Islam launched an abusive attack on Shahin, describing him as a person with "dubious connections." It is criminal to accuse someone of something "dubious" without citing at least one reason. But perhaps his Islam teaches Zafarul Islam to do so.


    Sultan Shahin has written: "Even historical fiction written by 20th century Urdu novelist Nasim Hijazi, for instance, can be taken as a call for jihad, far more effective than any overt Jihadi literature."[xix] In the Friday Times, Lahore-based academic Raza Naeem wrote: "Nasim Hijazi, the writer of Urdu potboilers glorifying such foreign conquerors as Muhammad bin Qasim and Hajjaj bin Yousaf [both of whom planned the invasion of India by Muhammad bin Qasim in 712 CE as a result of which all native civilisations and ways of living have been wiped out from Balochistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan for ever]."...

    Islam,Terrorism and Jihad

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    Gauher Aftab

    His lectures had little to do with our syllabus, and included colourful, emotional sermons on the devilry of Hindus, Christians and Jews, as well as Sufis, Shias, Ahmadis, and whoever he considered to be heretics, polytheists and Kafirs....extreme reduction of Islam to a list of do’s and don’ts is a great corruption of our religion. Perhaps it is the real cause behind how Muslims are now split into so many hostile divisions with mutual hatred and enmity....

     
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    Understanding Islamist Millenarian Violence through the Prism of Medieval Europe: Worshipping False Gods
    Praveen Swami

    The mind of Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, who drove his truck into a Bastille Day celebration in Nice, killing 84 people, is closed to us forever. The fragments we have access to are fragmentary, sometimes paradoxical: A man fascinated by Islamic State beheading videos but also by drug-fuelled sexual excess; a man who tore up his child’s teddy bears and drawn to small-time crime; a man diagnosed with mental illness, but capable of meticulously planning his attack....

     
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    Maulana Wahiduddin Khan on Islam, Muslims, Interfaith Relations and Peace
    Maulana Wahiduddin Khan for New Age Islam

    Those Muslims who refer to others as Kafir or Ghair Muslim are committing a sin. This is because according to the Quran and Hadith, all persons are children of Adam, which makes all human beings blood sisters and blood brothers to each other. ...

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    The Problem with Zakir Naik: Even if he can’t be linked to Terrorism yet, he must be taken to task for Outmoded and Medieval Theological Interpretation of Islam
    Arshad Alam, New Age Islam

    If one assumes that Islam is perfection, that Quran is the uncreated word of God, then perhaps there is no need for any introspection. Best of all, then perhaps there is no problem with Islam and by extension Muslims. In pandering to these beliefs, Zakir Naik is not engaging in any dialogue. In fact, he is not even interested in a dialogue.

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    Why Muslim Ulema Should Confront Zakir Naik? How Does He Encourage Islamist Terrorism?
    Sultan Shahin, Founder Editor, New Age Islam

    Our focus should not be so much on Zakir Naik as on the question: why and how has he so easily succeeded in radicalising millions. Only a few of these millions may go on to join terrorism, but radicalisation of the millions is the real problem. … In my view the reason he has succeeded is that he is not saying anything new, or vastly different from what other clerics say. He is using the theology of consensus, the same theology that is taught in universities and madrasas. … That is why ulema cannot oppose him in a meaningful way. …

    You cannot say in the same breath that instructions in all verses of Quran and narrations of Hadees are applicable to us Muslims even today in the 21st century and that those who are following these 7th century war-time contextual instructions in Quran and Hadees to fight and kill the combatants as well as civilians are wrong. If ulema indeed want to save the community from further radicalisation, they just have to introspect on their own hypocrisy and help evolve a new and coherent theology of peace and pluralism based on the foundational, universal verses of Quran. We will have to come out and say clearly and repeatedly that contextual verses meant for war in the seventh century are no longer applicable to us today. They have merely historical value and tell us the story of what nearly insurmountable difficulties our prophet (pbuh) had to face to safeguard the nascent religion of Islam then. Islam is no longer an infant today. It ahs grown up and found space in 1.6 billion hearts. It can very well take care of itself. Muslims n longer need to fight and kill and put terror in the hearts of so-called kuffar and mushrikeen for Islam to survive as was the case in the 7th century (C.E).

    Islamic Ideology

    Suicide Attacks By ISIS or Any Other Muslim Militants Are Brazenly Un-Islamic and Categorically Forbidden [Haram] Under All Circumstances: Evidence from the Quran and Hadith
    Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi, New Age Islam

    Islam never justified suicide attacks for any reason, not even in any special circumstances, like a tactic of war. However, ISIS militants are practicing it indiscriminately. Though they forcibly try to justify it under their Wahhabi pretext as a war tactic, this act is strictly and categorically forbidden [haram] in Islam. The suicide bombers or attackers are the openly disobedient of Allah Almighty. According to numerous hadiths, they will reside in the Hell forever...

    The War Within Islam

    Islamo-Fascism and Islam-Supremacism Feeding Islamophobia Worldwide: Sultan Shahin Tells UNHRC
    Sultan Shahin, Editor, New Age Islam

    Madame President,... But xenophobia, particularly in the form of Islamophobia, is growing in several European countries and partly feeds upon the flagrant violation of the human rights of religious minorities in several Muslim-majority countries. Petrodollar Islam has injected the poison of Islam-supremacism in Muslim societies worldwide.  Even exemplary moderate countries like Indonesia, Malaysia are now infected with this virus. But the worst case scenario is evolving in the only Muslim nuclear power, Pakistan. Jihadi vigilantes including members of security forces are hunting down and killing all those who oppose their version of Islam. The country is drowning in a sea of violence but civil society, media or elected parliamentarians dare not condemn the wanton killings in the name of Islam. -- Sultan Shahin, Editor, New Age Islam, addressing the United Nations Human Rights Council’s 16th session in Geneva on 22 March 2011 in the General Debate on Follow-up and implementation of the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action.

    Islamic Ideology

    The Ahadith That Distort The Message Of The Quran – Part Two
    Naseer Ahmed, New Age Islam

    What about the Lakhs of Ahadith that were rejected by the compilers as unreliable? Did Imam Bukhari, Muslim, Dawood, Tirmidhi, Nasai and Ibn Maja insult the Prophet by rejecting hundreds of thousands of his reported sayings? If the answer is no, then there is no insult to the Prophet if anyone rejects every Hadith as unreliable. That is every person’s choice. Believing in the Ahadith is not an article of faith for a Muslim and indeed these Books were only compiled some 250 years after the death of the Prophet….

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    The Killer Truck: Another Heart Rending Attack! Why Are We Muslims Not Ashamed Of Ourselves! Why No Introspection?
    Dr. Mohammad Ghitreef, New Age Islam

    Why are these suicide attacks in the name of Islam not stopping? Why don’t we understand that if this continues, in the long run, we Muslims and Islam will be on the receiving end. Indeed, we already are, to a certain extent, and with terrorism in the name of Islam continuing, Islamophobia will only grow....

    Spiritual Meditations
    The Psychology of Denial
    Robert J. Burrowes, New Age Islam

    The Psychology of Denial
    Robert J. Burrowes, New Age Islam

    This fear/delusion combination arises because, in the emotional sense, the person probably does have 'very little'. If a person is denied their emotional needs as a child, they will often learn to regard material possessions as the only measure of value in the quality of their life. And because material possessions can never replace an emotional need, no amount of material wealth can ever feel as if it is 'enough'....

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    Ramazan Wave of Terror: Islamic Scholars Must Join Ideological War Against Islamist Ideologues
    Sultan Shahin, Founding Editor, New Age Islam

    What used to be Happy Eid has come this year blood-spattered. … Muslims believe any good deed done in this period is doubly rewarded. Apparently the terrorists consider their acts “good deeds” that will take them to heaven, with the Prophet himself and a horde of houris waiting to welcome them….

    The problem is the theology of consensus among ulrma of nearly all schools of thought. What is called Wahhabi-Salafi theology propounded by Ibn-e-Taimiya and Mohammad Ibn-e-Abdul Wahhab is not very different from the theology propounded by revered Indian theologians like Sheikh Sirhindi and Shah Waliullah, etc. It is this entire theology, a theology of political domination, that will have to be rethought. Islam requires a new theology, a theology of spiritualism, peace and pluralism.

    This requires vast, seminal effort. Except for a few progressive scholars, hardly any classical scholars seem willing to engage in this endeavour at the moment. They are willing to give anti-ISIS fatwas and say that Islam is a religion of peace, based on some initial Meccan verses of Quran. But they are not willing to engage with militant ideologues who say that Meccan verses advocating patience, perseverance, peace, co-existence, pluralism and respect for other religions have been abrogated and replaced by Medinan verses of war, xenophobia, intolerance of other religions. Maybe the present global wave of terror will induce Muslim governments and ulema to think that they have no option but to join the war within Islam.

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    Dhaka Attack: Facing The Challenge Of Zakir Naik, Will Ulema Rise To The Occasion?
    Sultan Shahin, Founding Editor, New Age Islam

    Our focus should not be so much on Zakir Naik as on the question: why and how he has so easily succeeded in radicalising millions. Saudis and ahl-e-hadithis have only provided him logistical support. In my view the reason he has succeeded is that he is not saying anything new. He is using the theology of consensus, the same theology that is taught in universities and madrasas of all schools of thought.

    His distinction is in the presentation, using modern means of communication. He is reaching those who did not have access to this theology before.

    That is why ulema cannot oppose him or other militant Islamic preachers. Sufi-Barailvis and even Deobandis have tried. They are angry because he has exposed their hypocrisy. ...

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    Obfuscating Terror: Zakir Naik is not the only one who believes in the conspiracy theory that 9/11 was an insider job as part of a grand design to malign Islam
    Arshad Alam, New Age Islam

    Both were apparent during the holiest Muslim month of Ramzan which will go down in history as one of the bloodiest. In terrorist literature, Ramzan is called the month of jihad and action. True to their calling, they were able to murder and maim scores in Istanbul, Baghdad and Dhaka, not to mention other smaller acts of so-called jihad....

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    From the Desk of Editor
    With Our 7th Century Mind-Set, Can We Muslims Co-Exist With Other Religious Communities In Any Part Of The World?
    Sultan Shahin, Founding Editor, New Age Islam

    The Holy Quran had asked Muslims to fight for the existence of all those worship houses, synagogues, churches, monasteries, temples where God is praised in abundance.

    “…If God had not checked one set of people by means of another, there would surely have been pulled down monasteries, churches, synagogues, and mosques, in which the name of Allah is commemorated in abundant measure. Allah will certainly aid those who aid his (cause); —for verily Allah is full of Strength, Exalted in Might, (able to enforce His Will). (Qur'an, 22:40)

    You can see that here God makes the cause of protecting worship houses of all religious communities, “monasteries, churches, synagogues, and mosques,” as His own cause. But have you heard any Muslim demanding Saudi Arabia or Pakistan or Bangladesh or any other Muslim country where religious minorities face persecution, to desist and follow the dictates of the Quran for religious freedom and diversity? I would have thought that if Muslims followed Quran, not to speak of the charter of The United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we would be fighting Jihad against Saudi government to allow other religious communities to establish their own worship houses, against Pakistan and Bangladesh to stop persecuting Hindus, Christians and Ahmadis, etc.

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