FOLLOW US:

Books and Documents
TOP ARTICLE
Debating Islam

When Syed Manzoor Alam brought out the urine-related hadees, to challenge Mr. Ghulam Ghouse's blind faith in hadees, he was, I think, not focusing on that particular hadees but the unreliability, absurdness of many so-called authentic (sahis) hadeeses. When some people arguing against blind belief in hadees quote pornographic material, their intention is not to either discuss that particular pornographic content, or even to disabuse us of the very institution of hadees but to attack the blind faith in hadees, putting it on a pedestal even above the holy Quran, as Tablighi Jamaat and ahl-e-hadees people and generally nearly all Muslims do. ... Let us keep putting before our public the most absurd of the thousands of such ahadees from the sahih-e-sitta and ask Muslims to apply their minds and think if the prophet could have said things like that. This is a minimum test that the great imams of hadees should have necessarily applied. Had they done so, we would not be in such a sorry mess today or indeed in our history.

LATEST ARTICLES
Islamic Society
Questioning the Ramazan Loudspeaker Menace
Aamir Hussain Shah, New Age Islam

Questioning the Ramazan Loudspeaker Menace

Actually we have left no scope for true religious scholars who could have structured our society on perfect lines. This is why we see drug addiction, moral degradation, disrespect for one another, intolerance etc prevailing in our society. Our so called religious leaders are busy in making speeches on sectarian lines. In madrasas we don’t train students properly. The focus is on memorization, while critical analysis of subjects is almost censored. They are taught an outdated syllabus thus leaving no scope for them to deal with contemporary social problems and other crises. Unfortunately we have reduced our religion to a mere formalism; killing the true essence of all prayers and other religious rituals. I wonder how many of us want loudspeakers to be silenced after Adhan but how few dare to say so. I wonder what is the State doing. Why aren’t conscientious jurists protesting loudly against this un- Islamic practice? Why are we silent? When will the State act? I wonder why PILs are not filed against Ramazan-sound-and-fury, miscalled piety.

Islamic Sharia Laws
Demand for the Implementation of Shariah
Khwaja Azhar Abbas, Tr. New Age Islam

Demand for the Implementation of Shariah

Our Shariah had been compiled during the age of Banu Abbas. The conditions then were different from the conditions of today. The situation in the modern day is quite different from the situation in during the days of Banu Abbas. The laws compiled in that age cannot go with the situation of today. In this age, our social relationship has changed, the methods of production have changed, values have changed, the ways of the Deen have changed, and our thoughts have changed. Science has made many discoveries and inventions. TV, Fridge, Air conditioner, cars, railways, air plane and ships have changed our lives….

Islam and Spiritualism

I’tekaaf (Sitting in Seclusion in the Mosque): A Way to Enhance Intimacy with Allah Almighty, Spiritual Growth, Introspection and Reformation
Ghulam Ghaus, New Age Islam

The greater goal of I’tekaaf is to attain hearts’ rectitude through directing its love solely towards Allah Almighty, his holy prophets and their obedience. It aims to free people from their preoccupation with anxieties and evil desires circulating around the world. During I’tekaaf, one should think of how to attain pleasure of Allah Almighty and what will cause nearness to Him. I’tekaaf is intended for devoting to Ibadah (prayers) that includes performing Nawafil prayers, Invocations, reciting the holy Qur’an, understanding Ahadith, seeking self-introspection, and self-purification from evil acts. Mostly it is done to find out the ‘Night of Quadr’....

 
Islamic World News

Blind Jihadist Pictured Fighting Alongside ISIS Urges Others to Join Him
PPP leader Shehla Raza

Arab World

ISIS tells Iraqi shops to veil mannequins

Jihadists organise tours in their Syria, Iraq 'caliphate'

Iraq violence: Suicide car bombs kill 21 in Baghdad

South Asia

Sri Lankan hard-line Buddhist links Dalai Lama to Islam

37 militants killed, leaders arrested during Afghan army operations

6 suicide bombers blown up by own explosives in Logar

India

Alienated Youth Running Away To Join the Global Jihad

‘Pak Punjab governor informed me about Mumbai attacks’: Ved Pratap Vaidik

Outrage on Twitter after report on Sena MPs forcing Muslim staffer to eat during Ramzan

Pakistan

No martial law till three polls: US, UK, UAE & ex-ISI chief had guaranteed

13 suspected militants killed in fresh North Waziristan airstrikes

Mideast

Dozen Palestinians, 2 Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza

Turkey's religious head calls new Islamic 'caliphate' illegitimate

Al Qaeda in Yemen imposes strict Shariah law on residents

Europe

Muslims Plotted To ‘Islamise’ State-Run Schools, Claims UK Inquiry

Scientists, doctors write an open letter condemning violence in Gaza

Africa

Central African Republic Muslim rebels demand partition

North America

US Think Tank: Kurdish Statehood Coming “sooner rather than later”

Washington’s key role in Israel’s military offensive

Southeast Asia

Ex-chief justice a liar, racist and extremist, says Guan Eng

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

For Details and More Headlines from All Regions, Please click, ‘More’

 
Islam, Women and Feminism

Women to Take Part in Saudi Municipal Polls

Women’s Clubs for Marriage in Saudi Arabia

Women Terrorising Women for ISIS, Syria's Female Jihad

Child Beggars Multiply On the Streets of Damascus

A Syrian Mother Talks about Her Son, Sold Into Battle

11 parents of Nigeria’s abducted girls die

'Girls Have the Right to Determine Their Destiny': UK's Girl Summit

New UNICEF Data Show Need for Urgent Action on FGM and Child Marriage

100 Days after Nigeria Girls' Kidnap, Boko Haram Won't Relent

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 
Islamic Society

Yet within Islam itself lies the cure for the malady that grips those Muslims and their leaders who think that through violent jihad, or holy war, they will reconstruct their imagined glorious past.  The Quran reminds its readers that God is closer to man than his jugular vein, but that it is man's forgetfulness, ingratitude and worse that keeps him distant from his Creator.....

 
Islam and Politics

Indian Muslims Can Easily Quit Their Ghettos
Jawed Naqvi

John Dayal says while he is always there for Muslim victims of injustice it is not necessarily a two-way street in terms of the Muslim leadership’s sympathy quotient towards other troubled communities. His lament was instructive. There is indeed almost always a spontaneous outpouring of fellowship and solidarity among groups ranging from Sikhs to Dalits, from representatives of the north-eastern tribes to intellectuals among Kashmiri Pandits, who rally support and solidarity for the Muslim underclass.

Middle of the road Hindus, Parsis, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists, pagans, communists, all form a protective ring around Muslims when they are under attack. But I am scratching my memory in vain I think to remember when a Muslim body last intervened on behalf of Sikhs or Dalits, or Christians, let alone remote tribes people in their hour of need.

A police station official in India’s Jharkhand state this month reviled Christians who sought protection after Hindu extremists beat and threatened to kill them for refusing to convert to Hinduism. Does the story touch Muslim hearts? For, when it does begin to matter, India’s Muslims will not find themselves in their ghettos any longer. They will be leading a minorities’ collective, in which women and people of different sexual orientation will have a strong voice too.

The choice is squarely with India’s largest minority community whether they wish to crawl out of the ditch, which they have dug for no good reason or remain tethered to the mullah’s sectarian agenda.

Radical Islamism and Jihad
World Media on Iraq, Syria and ISIS
New Age Islam Edit Bureau

World Media on Iraq, Syria and ISIS

The green light for the use of ISIS brigades to carve up Iraq, widen the Syria conflict into a greater Middle East war and to throw Iran off-balance was given behind closed doors at the Atlantic Council meeting in Turkey, in November 2013, told a source close to Saudi – Lebanese billionaire Saad Hariri, adding that the U.S. Embassy in Ankara is the operation’s headquarter…..

Articles:

U.S. Embassy in Ankara Headquarter for ISIS War on Iraq – Hariri Insider

By Christof Lehmann

ISIS Unveiled: The Identity of the Insurgency in Syria and Iraq

By Christof Lehmann

New caliph makes a murderous mockery of those of old

Peter Hellyer

Iraq’s obsession with Faisal II reflects its hunger for a lost era

By Faisal Al Yafai

Turkey’s benign neglect helped spur the Islamic State’s rise

By Atilla Yesilada

 
Current Affairs

Tarek Fatah’s Musings
Tarek Fatah

For a person whose own parents migrated from India in 1947 and found freedom and prosperity in Pakistan, who commenced his career here, such vitriolic comments are one sided. Perhaps the erudite scholar needs to do some soul searching instead of playing to the gallery and present an objective picture rather than flow with the Pakistan-bashers’ tide in his musings. …..

Islam and Politics

The 'Moderate Muslim' Problem
John Hayward

Can I be blunt here?  Part of the reason Dana Milbank and his little cadre of half-hearted defenders lost their minds and declared Gabriel beyond the pale is that she isn't pale.  She's from Lebanon, speaks with an accent, will never be mistaken for Ben Stein calling the roll at Ferris Bueller's class, and is very passionate on this subject.  The way she talks is making these supposedly multi-cultural liberals carry on as if she jumped down the audience member's throat, and they're not wild about the thought of non-pale women aligning themselves with conservatives. They're also wigging out because Gabriel dared to use the Nazis in an analogy, something only liberals are allowed to do….

 
Islamic Society
A Testing Month of Faith
Tariq A. Al-Maeena

A Testing Month of Faith
Tariq A. Al-Maeena

It is best to elevate our consciousness this month towards a much higher plateau; one that strives to spiritually guide us towards the care and concern of others who may need our assistance. Let us conclude this month with our spirit of welfare towards our community marked by concrete steps that etch our progress. Let this month not be simply reduced to food or sleep deprivation, for then it would have no spiritual value. Let us finish it off with virtue within ourselves, and spare a prayer for the innocent victims of the Gaza genocide…..

 
Islam and the West
World Media on Gaza and Israel
New Age Islam Edit Bureau

World Media on Gaza and Israel

Within the historical context of western support for the Zionist project, it wasn't the number of Mahal combatants that was significant. The role of foreign recruits was to be found in the political and demographic transformation of Palestine. The late Israeli Prime Minister, Yitzhak Rabin, later attributed the successful outcome of the war to the support of foreign fighters: "They came to us when we most needed them, during those hard and uncertain days of our 1948 war of independence." In supporting and developing Israel's military power, these western recruits deliberately contributed to the ethnic cleansing of Palestinian towns, the dispossession and depopulation of Palestinian communities, and the massacres inflicted on them......

Articles:

Fighting Jihad for Israel

By Hanine Hassan

Gaza’s Resistance Will Not Be Crushed

By Ramzy Baroud

An Urgent Open Letter To Sisi, You Can Save Palestinian Lives!

By Abdallah Schleifer

Gaza’s Right to Defend Itself

By Mustafa Akyol

Anti-Arab Sentiments In Israel Show No Signs Of Abating

By Orlando Crowcroft

All Talk, No Action: A Message To Those Who ‘Support’ Palestine

By Octavia Nasr

Who Is Hamas Fighting For?

By Khairallah Khairallah

Egypt's Sisi Holds Hamas' Fate In His Hands

By Shlomi Eldar

Israel Strives To Face Hamas Terror Tactics

By Ben Caspit

Diary of an Israeli War: A Day In Gaza Under Israeli Attack

By Haidar Eid

Operation Protective Edge: Myths and Realities

By Farhana Syead

 
Spiritual Meditations

What Religion We Want
Swami Ramdas

Religion, whose function is to guide and inspire mankind towards a life of mutual understanding, help and friendliness, has strangely been the cause of racial hatreds, destructive rivalries and false attitudes of superiority. We want a religion shorn of all its narrow particularisation and free from dogmatic beliefs, superstitious impositions and bigoted and sanctimonious ways. We want a religion which appeals to the inner spirit of every man and woman....

 
Hindi Section

Babar Ashraf Accuses Wahhabi Movements न्यु एज इस्लाम से बात करते हुए सूफी लीडर बाबर अशरफ ने कहा भारत की लोकतांत्रिक प्रणाली और बहुलवादी मूल्यों को नुकसान पहुँचाने के लिए वहाबी आंदोलन ज़िम्मेदार

"केवल मदरसों के पाठ्यक्रमको ही नहीं बल्कि सेकुलर युनिवर्सिटियों में पढ़ाये जाने वाले इस्लामिक स्टडीज़ के पाठ्यक्रम की समीक्षा की जानी चाहिए। वहाबी मौलवियों ने कई बोर्डों और युनिवर्सिटियों के पाठ्यक्रम का मसौदा तैयार किया है और हर जगह सऊदी समर्थित वहाबी एजेंडे को स्थापित करने की कोशिश की है और नए और अपरिपक्व गिमाग को प्रभावित करने और शांतिपूर्ण शिक्षाओं और इस्लाम के संदेश के साथ असंगत अपनी उग्र विचारधारा का प्रचार किया है। उन्होंने सुझाव दिया कि सरकार भारतीय सुन्नी सूफी विद्वानों को स्कूलों, कॉलेजों और युनिवर्सिटियों में छात्रों को सच्ची इस्लामी शिक्षाओं को पढ़ाने के लिए नियुक्त होने को सुनिश्चित करे।"

 
Urdu Section

Question Regarding Hadhrat Zaid (r.a.)  حضرت زید رضی اللہ عنہ کے متعلق سوال

اس آیت  میں میاں بیوی کا ذکر ہے وہ زید رضی اللہ عنہ  اور زینب  ہیں چنانچہ  زید کا نام اگلی آیت  میں صریحاً  مذکور  ہے ۔  دونوں  آیات میں  جس واقعہ  کی طرف اشارہ  ہے ۔ وہ اس طرح  ہے کہ زینب رضی اللہ عنہ  رسول اللہ صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم کی پھوپی  کی بیٹی تھیں اور ظاہر ہے کہ ایک اعلیٰ خاندان کی لڑکی تھیں،  زید بھی  ایک شریف عرب  تھے جو بچپن  میں پکڑے  گئے تھے اور  جوانی کےقریب  آکر مکہ میں فروخت  ہوئے ۔ آنحضرت  نےانہیں خرید لیا اور آزاد کرکے اپنے  ہاں رکھا ، زید بجز ا س کے کہ ان پر آزاد غلام کو لفظ  بولا جاتا  ہو او رکوئی برائی  نہ تھی ۔ او روہ آنحضرت  صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم کی نگاہ  میں بہت عزت  رکھتے تھے یہاں تک  کہ آپ نے انہیں  اپنا متبنےٰ کرلیا اس لئے کہ آپ جانتے تھے کہ غلام ہوکر اصلی شرافت  میں فرق  نہیں آسکتا ۔

 
Urdu Section

مورخین کابیان  ہے کہ ( باغیوں کے خلاف) خالد بن ولید نے جب  پیش قدمی  کی تو عدی بن حاتم 2؎  ( 2؎ دیکھئے فٹ نوٹ نمبر5 37؁) اپنے قبیلہ کے ہزار  جوانوں کے ساتھ  ان کے ہمرکاب تھے، خالد رضی اللہ عنہ  نے بزُ اخہ آکر کیمپ لگایا،  قبیلہ  ٔ جَدِیلہ ( طیٔ کی ایک شاخ)اسلام سے منحرف  تھا ، عدی بن حاتم کا تعلق طیٔ کے ایک دوسرے خاندان غوث سے تھا، جب جدیلہ نے مرتد  ہونے کا ارادہ  کیا تو مِکنف 3؎ بن زید خیل طائی  ان کے پاس آئے او ر کہا : (3؎ صحابی: اصابہ 3/457 ومعجم البلدان 2/160) کیا تم اپنی قوم کے ماتھے پر کلنگ کا داغ لگانا چاہتے ہو ، طیّٔ کا ایک فر د تھا باغی نہیں ہوا ہے اور اَبُو طُریف عَدِی بن حاتم  کے ساتھ طیّٔ کے ہزار جوان اسلام کی وفاداری پر قائم ہیں ،ان باتوں نے جَدِیلہ کے حوصلے پست کر دیئے۔

 
Hindi Section

Indian Maulana Salman Nadwi Congratulates Abu Bakr Baghdadi भारतीय मौलाना सलमान नदवी ने अबु बकर बग़दादी को बधाई दी और अपने उत्साह को व्यक्त करने के लिए स्वयंभू खलीफा को लिखा खत

बग़दादी को लिखा ये खत वाट्सऐप पर उपलब्ध है, इस खत में उन्होंने बगदादी की वीरता और धार्मिक जोश की तारीफ की है जिसके साथ बग़दादी ने तानाशाह शासक नूरी अलमालिकी को सबक सिखाया है। अपने दो पेज के इस खत में मौलाना सलमान नदवी ने अबु बकर बग़दादी को अमीरुल मोमिनीन के रूप में सम्बोधित किया है और बहु वांछित इस्लामी खिलाफत की स्थापना के लिए अबु बकर बग़दादी की प्रशंसा की है। समाचार पत्र की दूसरी बैनर हेडलाइन में हमें याद दिलाती है कि ये वही बग़दादी है जिसने अपने ही देश के खिलाफ लड़ने के लिए भारतीय मुसलमानों से कहा है।

 
Arabic Section

Recruit Sunnis for a Powerful Global Islamic Army  سيتوفر لكم مليون شاب مسلم من الهند لمحاربة الشيعة ومساعدة المسلمين عند الحاجة: قال سلمان الندوي للحكومة السعودية
Maulana Salman Hussaini Nadvi

ملاحظة: يقدم لكم موقع نيو إيج إسلام النص الكامل للمطالب التي قدمها السيد سلمان الحسيني الندوي الذي أول مسلم هندي اتفق على الخلافة المفروضة ذاتيا لأبي بكر البغدادي للحكومة السعودية قبل أيام. ذالك يعطينا فكرة حول كيف هذا العضو لخلافة البغدادي كما يبدو أنه لا يزال يحمل الجنسية الهندية، ينظر إلى الإرهاب والحرب الطائفية، ودور الحكومة السعودية والأمة المسلمة بشكل عام. رأيه حول العالم هنا على مرأى ومسمع. الشيء المقلق بالنسبة لي هو أن هذا ليس رأيه فقط. هناك العديد من المتقدمين لهذا الرأي. كما قال إنه سيتوفر مليون شاب مسلم من شبه القارة الهندية للحكومة السعودية. وليس له أي تأثير في أي مكان ما، فهل يجعل مجرد مطالبة طويلة؟ ويمكن أن يكشفه التحقيق الوحيد السليم.

 
Books and Documents

The Origins of War
Gwynne Dyer

Some 59 skeletons were found in 1964, lying together in a gravesite beside the Nile Rıver, near what is now the Egyptian-Sudanese border. They died between 13,000 and 14,000 years ago, and some of them seemed to have died in battle. That was big news half a century ago, when most people still believed organized killing was an invention of civilization. Now they are back in the news, billed as evidence of the world’s oldest-known battle……

 
Islam and Politics

Don’t Use ‘Islam’ To Explain All Actions
Ooi Kee Beng

Given the hierarchic and caste-based nature of the many ancient Indic kingdoms dotting the archipelago, Islam came as a liberating ideology for the lower classes. This democratization of religious consciousness did not go very far, and traditional authoritarian structures of power prevailed. The nine sultans in Malaysia and the Brunei Sultanate are a case in point. Culturally, however, a sense of Islamic cosmopolitanism, inclusiveness and liberation was enhanced over time. Such had been the peaceful historical nature of Islam in Southeast Asia…..

Islamic World News

Syria Civil War: Bloodiest 48 Hours Sees 700 Killed as ISIS Gain Influence
Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf at U.S. Department

Arab World

Teenagers Ordered To Die For the Cause in Iraq by a Terrorist Network

ISIL Threatens Kurds to Leave Mosul or Be Killed

Campaign for Dialogue to Test Saudi Attitudes toward ISIL Militants

Iraqi Air Strike Kills 38 Terrorists West of Anbar

Europe

FBI Pushed Muslims to Plot Terrorist Attacks: HRW

France slams anti-Semitic violence spilling over at pro-Gaza rallies

South Asia

38 Taliban militants killed in counter-terrorism operations in Afghanistan

Maldives to boycott Israeli products, annul bilateral agreements

Mideast

Al-Qaeda vows to severe hands of 'corrupt' Yemen officials

22 Children Killed in New Israeli Assault on Gaza

Israel air strikes kill 7 in Gaza, death toll reaches 583

Pakistan

Six top Al Qaeda leaders killed in US drone attack: report

Islamabad, Kabul working on joint code of conduct

NA committee oppose ban on alcohol consumption by non-Muslims

India

From Wall Pulled Down Springs the Mosque This Village Wanted

Paradigm shift after Israel’s aid during Kargil

North America

Military Operation in Pakistan Targeting Militants of All Shades, US Told

US law enforcement unfairly targeted Muslim-Americans

PM Erdoğan’s outbursts ‘hurt Turkey’s standing in the world,’ Washington says

Africa

Peoples Democratic Party Denies Linking APC to Islamic Agenda

Seven killed in clashes between Libyan army and militants

Southeast Asia

Muslim rebel attacks kill 18 in Philippines

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

For Details and More Headlines from All Regions, Please click, ‘More’

 
Islam, Women and Feminism

Women from 20 Countries Take Battle against Sexism Online
Syefura Othman a DAP life-member

DAP Using Pretty Girls to Show Muslim-Friendly Image: Ikatan Muslimeen Malaysia

Fight Against Domestic Violence Stalls in Patriarchial Turkey

Extradition Demands: Rights Group Wants To Bring Home Women Jailed Abroad

A 12 yr Old Child Bride Told Sharia Law Overrides Australian Law

Syrian Al-Qaeda Women: Searching For Combat, Martyrdom on the Front Lines

Child Brides Abducted, Raped, Married to Appease Gods in Ethiopia

Burqa Bans Spread Across Europe As Catalan Town Becomes Latest To Ban Full Face Veil

Africa: Girl Summit: Ending FGM and Child Marriage within a Generation

The Politics of Egypt’s Sexual Violence

Pakistan Acid Attack Injures Four Women

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 
Islam and the West

Brainwashing Muslim Kids in Birmingham
Irfan Husain

IN today’s liberal, tolerant Britain, a charge of racism and Islamophobia can be hugely damaging for anybody with ambitions of a career in public service. Given this environment of political correctness, people are often afraid to speak out against migrants who act in ways that are contrary to local culture and social norms……

Debating Islam

When Syed Manzoor Alam brought out the urine-related hadees, to challenge Mr. Ghulam Ghouse's blind faith in hadees, he was, I think, not focusing on that particular hadees but the unreliability, absurdness of many so-called authentic (sahis) hadeeses. When some people arguing against blind belief in hadees quote pornographic material, their intention is not to either discuss that particular pornographic content, or even to disabuse us of the very institution of hadees but to attack the blind faith in hadees, putting it on a pedestal even above the holy Quran, as Tablighi Jamaat and ahl-e-hadees people and generally nearly all Muslims do. ... Let us keep putting before our public the most absurd of the thousands of such ahadees from the sahih-e-sitta and ask Muslims to apply their minds and think if the prophet could have said things like that. This is a minimum test that the great imams of hadees should have necessarily applied. Had they done so, we would not be in such a sorry mess today or indeed in our history.

The War Within Islam

Israel’s Self-Destructive War and Arab Politics
Ibrahim Kalin

This is not a trivial matter and says something about the ease with which Israel attacks Gaza and kills women and children. Israel fights because it can. It knows that neither the West nor the Arab world is willing or able to stop it. Its actions cause outrage in world public opinion but it enjoys the comfort of the "protective dome" which is the political and military support of Western governments……



Get New Age Islam in Your Inbox
E-mail:
Videos

The Reality of Pakistani Propaganda of Ghazwa e Hind and Composite Culture of IndiaPLAY 

Global Terrorism and Islam; M J Akbar provides The Indian PerspectivePLAY 

Shaukat Kashmiri speaks to New Age Islam TV on forced conversions to Islam in PakistanPLAY 

Petrodollar Islam, Salafi Islam, Wahhabi Islam in Pakistani SocietyPLAY 


NEW COMMENTS