• Good to see Educated enlightened Muslims trying to pull back Islam from the abyss of superiority and Jehadism
    ( By Anupam Ta )
  • To Naseer Ahmed. You figures may be right but terrorism done by Muslim is very important than all other, all other fight are fight for obtaining ...
    ( By Aayina )
  • At last--a very interesting counterview--well researched and presented. "Moderate, progressive Muslims ....
    ( By David D'Costa )
  • Point well made by Sultan Shahin in this article- The idea of Jihad against kuffar (non believers) and hijrat (emigration) to the so-called Islamic State ...
    ( By Anil Vashist )
  • “At its day-long 'Anti-Terrorism' conference held in New Delhi, the AITUI also made a strong pitch for "critical examination" of Islamic studies imparted across varsities ...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus غلام غوث )
  • Though peace orthodoxy of Sufis or Barelvis, but it is more than 100 percent sure that these 'Barelvis' or Sufis will never support ISIS. ...
    ( By Ravi Kumar )
  • Shifting from Wahhabi/Deobandi orthodoxy to Barelvi/Sufi orthodoxy is not much of a cure. Where are the progressive/moderate/liberal Muslims?​...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Growing acts of intolerance and communal tension where particular communities are marginalised, do not “celebrate plurality, and allow ....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Media reporting gives a distorted picture of the reality. According to the GTI-2015 Report the following is the break-up of deaths due to terrorism:...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Aayina, what you say is true. Sad!'
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • To Ghulam Mohyuddin We have seen how Indian Muslim mind set are confused, what they are going to help police when ther own mind are confused or ...
    ( By Aayina )
  • one day this will became shirk in Muslim man so called Godman (molvies, imam and schoalers) will start mohim against this. If Hindus start to worship ...
    ( By Aayina )
  • To Sultan Shahin You have written the article some of it portion which reflects that Muslim should not try to show supremacy of their ...
    ( By Aayina )
  • Well said, Feroze Mithiborewala sahib!
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Muslims must work with the police to make sure that such dangerous characters are apprehended before they do any serious harm.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Obnoxious views! Holding such views may not be a crime but spreading such views and trying to incite a rebellion must be regarded as a ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Excellent analysis by Tufail Ahmad. Please add these facts also: Hindus willingly and enthusistically participate in muslim festival of Muharram. I have seen ...
    ( By Lalit M. Arya )
  • Today so called Muslims are not quarreling together to establish the real principle of Islam, but they are quarreling together to implement their own view ...
    ( By Syed Mohd Quatadah )
  • This is a very important article and honestly spells out the enormous challenge that confronts both Muslims and all of Humanity. Our collective ...
    ( By Feroze Mithiborwala )
  • It is a dearest request to every muslim brother & sister to share this post as much as possible to retain the spirituality ...
    ( By Iftekhar Alam )
  • We the progressive community of muslims hindus christians and other like minded should immediately work in this direction so that society becomes worth living.....
    ( By Veer Ji Raina )
  • The post by the Islamic scholar speaks by itself. The necessity he felt to put-up his thoughts is self introspective. All fake intellectuals, fake "generous" ...
    ( By Girish Pathak )
  • I feel you are doing the right thing. Untill and unless liberalisation happens within the islamic theology and principles, terrorism is not going ....
    ( By Babaji Vedanti )
  • True fact'
    ( By Meera Chaudhury )
  • Islamic terrorism will stay till theological injunctions are not corrected
    ( By Sanjay Narain )
  • Deobandiyat and Wahabiyat both are dangerous for Muslims and their religion.'
    ( By Ravi Kumar )
  • KHILAFAT IN ISLAM : DIMENSIONS Khilafat is a very important concept in Islam. It has important implications in the political system of Islam. Many important ...
    ( By shah abdul hannan )
  • Muslims have still not found an antidote to militant verses in the Quran// The moderate Muslims should be able to say in unison and try convince ...
    ( By Royalj )
  • Kuchh logon ko duniya ke halaat ka kuchh pata hi nahin hai woh usi par iman late hain jo unhein bataya jata hai lekin ...
    ( By Nehal Sagheer )
  • "Most of the conflicts around the world, domestic and inter-state, are the direct or indirect consequence of either injustice or poverty. Despite the United Nations ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • These crazed killers further reinforce the point that ISIS must be destroyed both militarily and ideologically. A greater prevalence of justice....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • "We have to appreciate that Muslims remain a vulnerable and backward minority. Improving their lives means strengthening India. Yet, any serious attempt to improve their ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • One may celebrate a particular day as the Prophet's birthday if one wants to. One may not celebrate the Prophet's birthday if one does ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Dear Raihan Nezami Saheb, I think It will help if you were to educate yourself a little about whay is taught in Saudi madrasas. Would ...
    ( By Sultan Shahin )
  • Raihan Nezami Saheb, if madrasas in India cannot teach anything different from what is taught in Saudi madrasas, then we should demand that they be ...
    ( By Sultan Shahin )
  • Dear Haq Saheb, perhaps you missed the following response: Dr Haq Saheb, how does it matter whether we have municipal records of Prophet Mohammad Sallallahe wasallam's ...
    ( By Sultan Shahin )
  • You would prefer a maulana over me. Take it from me.
    ( By Manzurul Haque )
  • Muslim Moderates are a scared lot. They keep quiet when fanatics take up leadership of community and surrender before ....
    ( By Arvind Bhel Manit Srivastava )
  • Well written.
    ( By Prakash Thekkadeth )
  • Thats necessity now'
    ( By Vijay Kulkarni )

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    Is the War against the ISIS India’s War?
    Suhasini Haidar

    Finally, it is necessary to understand just what the idea of the “global war on terror” means for India. If India were to believe that the war against the ISIS is part of the global fight against terror, is the reverse true? Are countries such as Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates — which have included Pakistan in their coalition against the IS but also profess cooperation with India on terror...

    Islam and Human Rights

    Death Sentence Is Tehran's Answer to Ahwazi Calls for Freedom
    Rahim Hamid

    Is it just Ahwazi political prisoners who must be executed for using their pens, the only weapons they raised in the struggle for the rights of the Ahwazi people? Why is it a crime in the Iranian state to write about the lack of basic rights to a decent existence for the Ahwazi people who live below the poverty line, while their land is teeming with natural resources...

    Islamic World News

    Pakistan Ulema Council Declare Daesh 'Khawarij'
    'Insult' To Islam: Pakistan May Ban Valentine Day


    'Insult' To Islam: Pakistan May Ban Valentine's Day

    'Russia attaches great importance to cooperation with Pakistan in fight against terrorism'

    South Asia

    Masoud Believes the Ongoing Process for Peace Talks with Taliban Is ISI’s Game

    130 Taliban Insurgents Killed, 95 Injured In Military Operations in Baghlan, Afghanistan

    Daesh-Taliban clash leaves six militants killed, 10 wounded in Nangarhar

    Arab World

    37 Terrorists, Ringleader Killed in Western Ghouta

    Jeish al-Fatah Terrorists Caught Off Guard by Syria's Massive Air, Ground Strikes


    26/11 Case: Headley Bares All On Terror Financing By ISI

    UAE Prince in India Set to Give Business Boost


    French Parliament Votes To Write Controversial State Of Emergency Powers Into Constitution As Counter-Terror Measures Spark Protests

    North America

    U.S. Says It Added Head of Al-Qaeda’s Eastern Zone in Afghanistan to the List of Global Terrorists

    US’s Carter: NATO to Draw up Plans to Counter People Smuggling


    US Ignores Erdoğan’s Call, Insists on Partnership with Syrian Kurds

    Erdoğan Says Told EU Turkey Could Open Gates for Migrants to Europe

    Compiled by New Age Islam Edit Bureau

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    Islam, Women and Feminism

    Female Suicide Bombers Kill Over 60 People in Northeast Nigeria
    Shamma AlMazrui

    UAE Appoints 22-Year-Old Female as Minister for Youth

    Ishrat Jahan Was a Suicide Bomber for LeT, David Headley Tells Court

    My UAE: We Have Lift Off With the Olympics Hopeful Amna Al Haddad

    Czech Republic Paid Ransom for Two Czech Women

    Petition Launched to Stop Appropriation of Afghan Clothing, The Women’s Gilet

    Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

    War on Terror

    Falling into the Terrorists’ Trap: Let the Actions of Thugs Play Out In an Empty Theatre
    Joseph S. Nye

    Terrorism is a serious issue, and it deserves to be a top priority of our intelligence, police, military and diplomatic agencies. It is an important component of foreign policy. And it is crucial to keep weapons of mass destruction out of terrorists’ hands. But we should not fall into the terrorists’ trap. Let the actions of thugs play out in an empty theatre....

    Islam and Spiritualism
    Mansur Al-Hallaj Doctrine
    Al-Qushayri’s Risala Ila Al-Sufiyya

    He never saw such as himself nor did any who saw him ever see such as him in his perfection and brilliance. He gathered together the two sciences of Sharî‘a  and Haqîqa and explained in the best manner the principles of the Path”...

    Islam and Politics

    The Many Mideast Solutions: It’s a Wholly Different Beast Now, Slouching toward Bethlehem
    Thomas L. Friedman

    But get ready for the real thing. This is not your grandfather’s Israel anymore, it’s not your oil company’s Saudi Arabia anymore, it’s not your NATO’s Turkey anymore, it’s not your cabdriver’s Iran anymore and it’s not your radical chic college professor’s Palestine anymore. It’s a wholly different beast now, slouching toward Bethlehem.....

    Islam and Politics

    The Hosni Mubarak Mirage
    Khaled Diab

    In his final speech, Mubarak repeated the chestnut he had been parroting for years, that the choice for Egypt was between the 'chaos' of Islamism and the 'stability' he supposedly safeguarded. Egyptians partied on the streets as though Egypt had not only qualified for, but won the World Cup. And in a way it had. Against all the odds...

    Islam,Terrorism and Jihad

    Libya: The Next Front against Islamic State

    The mounting concerns about IS in Libya have spurred diplomatic efforts to end the civil war through the creation of a government of “national accord”. Hopes were raised by a peace deal brokered by the UN that was signed in Morocco on December 17th by delegates from the rival parliaments.....

    The War Within Islam
    Balochistan: Unending Misery
    Tushar Ranjan Mohanty

    Balochistan: Unending Misery
    Tushar Ranjan Mohanty

    The Government's apathy towards the Baloch and to development in the Province continues to be reflected in the region's economic human development profile, despite its enormous wealth in natural resources, and the location of a range of high profile projects backed by China. The impact of these projects on local populations has been nil, and outside workers have been brought in, to the exclusion of locals...

    Middle East Press

    Next Onslaught in Gaza: Why the Status Quo Is a Precursor for War: New Age Islam's Selection, 11 February 2016

    The Syrian Regime Has Never Negotiated

    By Khairallah Khairallah

    World Peace versus Saudi National Security

    By Jamal Khashoggi

    Everyone To Blame For Failure Of Syria Diplomacy

    By Maria Dubovikova

    Why I'd Vote for Trump, but YouShouldn’t

    By Marwan Bishara

    Saudi Lawyers’ Fees Illogical

    By Samar Al-Mogren

    Compiled By New Age Islam Edit Bureau

    Pakistan Press

    Harnessing the GCC’s Baloch Pedigree: New Age Islam's Selection, 11 February 2016

    Harnessing the GCC’s Baloch Pedigree

    By Naveed Ahmad

    The General Makes another Announcement

    By Shaukat Qadir

    NATO Needs a New Strategy

    By Harlan Ullman

    No Thanks!

    By Tanuj Garg

    Desperate Steps

    By Farieha Aziz

    The Big Little

    By Chris Cork

    Compiled By New Age Islam Edit Bureau

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    Religious and Theological Underpinning of Global Islamist Terror: Full Text of Speech at International Counter Terrorism Conference 2016 in Jaipur
    Sultan Shahin, Founding Editor, New Age Islam

    ISIS may be militarily defeated tomorrow and even go out of existence. But this will not solve the problem of Muslim radicalisation. If our madrasas and educational institutions continue to prepare the ground for self-segregation and militancy, expounding the current theology, mixed with narratives of victimhood and marginalisation, Islam will continue to be hobbled, Muslims will continue to struggle to fit in the way of life in contemporary world.

    Moderate, progressive Muslims must urgently evolve and propagate an alternative theology of peace and pluralism, consistent in all respects with the teachings of Islam, and suitable for contemporary and future societies, while refuting the current theology of violence and supremacism.

    Unfortunately, as we have seen above, the task is not so easy. Radicalisation has not just happened overnight. Jihadi theology has evolved over hundreds of years. Major theologians who have studied Islam independently have brought to us a political version of Islam, stripping the religion of all its spirituality.

    While it is primarily the duty of Muslims to fight this ideological war within slam, this is no longer just a Muslim concern. The world too must confront Muslim scholars with the supremacism and extremism present in their theology and ask them to rethink Islam.  ProgressiveMuslims should join the rest of the world to defeat extremism in Islamic theology.

    Islam,Terrorism and Jihad

    Tricky To Assume Indian Plurality Will Be a Shield against Terrorism
    Viju Cherian

    According to the Global Terrorism Index 2015, India is the sixth-most affected nation in the world by terrorism. India has been on the list of the 10 worst-affected nations for the past 14 years. The NIA’s arrest of Abu Musab, along with a dozen other people, last month is disturbing proof that India cannot ignore the IS, not anymore....

    Islam,Terrorism and Jihad

    Maulana Abdul Aziz of the Lal Masjid: Above the Law
    Zahid Hussain

    An intelligence report last year warned that the Maulana’s links with militant groups involved in terrorist activities presented a grave security threat. The report also cited a video message recorded by students of the Madressahs Hafsa pledging allegiance to the militant Islamic State group...

    Islamic World News

    ISIS Active in India under Different Names, Claims Sufi-Sunni Muslims Body


    Clashes at JNU As Left-Leaning Students Mourn Afzal Guru's Death Anniversary

    Did Ajmal Kasab and gang have a getaway plan?


    'Violence More Common' In Bible than Quran, Text Analysis Reveals

    EU, Turkey Say Russian Bombing Exacerbates Situation in Syria

    South Asia

    Taliban Shadow District Governor among 38 Killed In Security Operations

    US To Send More Troops to Aid Afghan Forces Pressed By Taliban


    At Least Six Killed At Cameroon Funeral By Two Suicide Attackers

    Arab World

    Syrian Army Ready to Fight against Saudi Aggressors at Border with Jordan

    Car Bomb in Syrian Capital Kills 10: Report

    Iraqi Troops Retake Ramadi From IS, Reopen Baghdad Road


    Pakistan Says Direct Talks with Afghan Taliban Soon

    Firing Near Rawalpindi School Sparks Panic, Students Evacuated


    PKK Militants Kill 3 Turkish Security Force Members

    US-Turkish Differences on Syrian Kurdish PYD Deepen

    Compiled by New Age Islam Edit Bureau

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    Islam, Women and Feminism

    Mock Terror Exercise Staged at Karachi Women’s Varsity

    Decision In Deepa Case Erodes Non-Muslim Rights, Says Women’s Aid Of Malaysia

    Female Norwegian Reporter Forced To Leave Turkey, Denied Press Card

    Islamic Women Gather to Learn Self-Defence at the Islamic Centre of Tennessee

    Pregnant Woman Jumps from Four-Storey Building In Herat, Due To Domestic Violence

    Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

    Islam and the West

    Saudi Paranoia: It Will Be Interesting To See How the US Handles Saudi Arabia’s Erratic Behaviour
    S P Seth

    Riyadh seemed keen to demonstrate its strength and resolve to crush any kind of dissidence as terrorism. At the same time, this sounded like the dangerous tantrums of a child used to having its own way. The US thus would have a serious problem diversifying its Middle Eastern policy, with Riyadh ready to act as a spoiler. It will be interesting to see how the US handles Saudi Arabia’s erratic behaviour....

    Islam, Women and Feminism
    Women Terrorists
    Hala Al-Qahtani

    Women Terrorists
    Hala Al-Qahtani

    But for female criminals, they need not shave their beard. They can hide an explosive belt under the veil and a gun under their feet. She can sit like a queen covering her crime putting more black clothes on her body to give a spiritual aura and hide her crime. However, she would not escape from punishment. We know that even the wanted criminals use Abaya (the black cloak) to evade security officers.....

    Islam and the West

    Isn't it moving? It moves you in the way a Bryan Adams song moves you... "Please forgive me; I know not what I do...." Let me remind him that the person he is so grateful to was directly or indirectly responsible for the killings of thousands of Muslims. Sorry, the syrupy sentimentality just doesn't do it for me.....

    World Press

    More Than an African Problem: New Age Islam's Selection, 10 February 2016

    Fears Are Growing Of Fresh Hostilities in Gaza

    The Economist

    A Smuggler’s-Eye View of Turkey’s Effort to Stop the Migrants

    The Economist

    The South Asian Tic-Tac-Toe

    By Rubana Huq

    Compiled By New Age Islam Edit Bureau

    Middle East Press

    Hezbollah Fears Its Captives: New Age Islam’s Selection, 10 February 2016

    UAE, India Have the Power to Shape the Future

    By Najla Al Rostamani

    Why Obama Fails the Leadership Test in the Middle East

    By Marwan Bishara

    The UAE’s Ministry of Happiness

    By Mohammed Fahad Al-Harthi

    Syrians Left To Suffer

    By Osama Al Sharif

    Moscow: Then And Now

    By Abdulrahman Al-Rashed

    Can Sanders Spring A Surprise?

    By Mahir Ali

    Compiled By New Age Islam Edit Bureau

    Pakistan Press

    Fear Not the Migrants: New Age Islam's Selection, 10 February 2016

    Reconciliation: Moving Forward?

    By Imtiaz Gul

    Mrs Clinton’s Hard Line Foreign Policy

    By Jonathan Power

    Compiled By New Age Islam Edit Bureau

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    In His Own Words: Recently Detained Delhi Cleric Mufti Abdus Sami Qasmi Did Indeed Support ISIS and Incite Muslim Youth; Excerpts from His Speeches Available On YouTube
    Mufti Abdus Sami Qasmi

    Mufti Abdus Sami Qasmi a Deobandi cleric was recently arrested presumably for backing ISIS and instigating Muslim youth in his various speeches. After his arrest, his supporters have claimed that he has not supported ISIS. It is important for the Muslim community and the nation at large to settle the question if he really supported ISIS and provoked Muslims in his speeches, or is it just a police conspiracy, as claimed by his supporters. To settle the issue, NewAgeIslam.com is producing some of his statements taken from the speeches available at youtube.com with their English translation.

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    Making of a Jihadi: How Mudabbir Mushtaq Shaikh Became Indian Face of Islamic State
    Mudabbir Mushtaq Shaikh

    The aim, according to Mudabbir for establishing IS in India was to fight in India like ISIS is fighting in Syria and Iraq. While describing the structure of Janood-ul-Khalifa- al-Hind, Mudabbir said that there were three senior positions where he was the 'Emir', Rizwan alias Khalid as 'Naib Emir' and Najmal Huda from Bengaluru as 'Emir Askary' (battalion commander). The group also had plans to set up a media wing with units in Delhi, Mumbai, Gujarat, Bihar, West Bengal, Allahabad, Uttarakhand and Azamgarh. ....


    Islam and Pluralism
    Indian Muslim orthodoxy's response to demands of modernity: Can Muslims co-exist with other religious communities in plural societies?
    Sultan Shahin, Editor, New Age Islam

    While the evolution of this comprehensive and coherent theology of peace and pluralism will remain a continuing process, the already available essential elements of this theology should be brought to the Muslim masses. Since support for such a venture cannot be expected from clerics, of any hue,  popular acceptance of this theology should be gained through the use of media as well as genuine grassroots movements.

    Essentially, Jihadism is a Muslim problem and Muslims must tackle it. But the societies in non-Muslim majority countries can help kick-start the debate.  It must be understood that a madrasa graduate who has been brainwashed into believing, as most are, that "life begins in the grave," is a ticking time bomb that should be defused with the same urgency as other bombs are. A secular government should not allow anyone to spread the poison of intolerance and xenophobia either in mosques or in madrasas. A study of what is taught in Indian madrasas, and the content of sermons delivered in mosques, is urgently required. If found intolerant, supremacist, exclusivist and xenophobic, the ulema, madrasas and imams should be confronted with them and asked to change.

    Also, the least the government of India can do to ameliorate the plight of Muslim women today is to promulgate a law similar to Pakistan's  Muslim Family Laws Ordinance of 1961, with just one difference, fixing the age of marriage of girls at 18, instead of 14, as in the Ordinance. This should have been done along with reforms in Hindu personal laws in the 1950s, or at least immediately after reforms in Muslim laws in Pakistan. But better half a century late than never. Male chauvinist Indian Muslim ulema will still howl in protest. But they will not have much to say as these reforms have been acceptable to their counterparts in Pakistan and Bangladesh for over half a century. ...  Muslims have to start reclaiming the Islam that the Prophet had brought and rethinking how it can be lived and practised in the vastly changed circumstances of the 21st century.

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