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  • While considering the wild speculations of irresponsible scholars two undeniable facts need to be borne in...
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    ( By Anand Kumar )
  • @Rakesh Singh . have you read about parshuram versus kshatriyas battles in countless kshatriyas...
    ( By Iqbal Husain )
  • We just can't fabricate a sufi. Sufi is totally GOD made. Sofi is friend of GOD...
    ( By Malik Rouf )
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    ( By AbulKhair Zafar )
  • In fact terrorism has grabbed the best part of the world and it has become a global problem. It has emerged out due....
    ( By Abdul Salam )
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    ( By Khalid Hasnain )
  • رسول اللہ ﷺ نے فرمایا، ’’اپنی امت کیلئے واحد چیز جس کا مجھے خوف ہے وہ گمراہ رہنما ہیں
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  • Dear Ghaus, Can you tell us what Quran says if one is disbeliever but does do good deeds, can he be then sent to paradise only ...
    ( By S.S )
  • Naseer sahib, Perhaps while writing comments, you did not put in your mind overall areas of my presentation of the commentary on the verse 4:89. ...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • 3/16/2018 8:34:58 PM Ghulam Mohiyuddin “The independent reasoning derived from the Quran” — in other words many clauses in classic jurisprudence ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • It is sad but radicalization of some Muslim youth in Kashmir should not come as a surprise.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Your insights on Kashmir issue are invaluable! Truly conflict resolution is a double- edged sword!! Any...
    ( By Meera )
  • Before the battle of Badr, what was the position of the Muslims? They were persecuted for thirteen years in Mecca, lost their businesses, faced sanctions...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Gulam Moyuddin it same like your Arabic Allah choose all male messenger.'
    ( By Aayina )
  • In the case of early hypocrites, the verses were revealed to guide the Muslims and save them from destructive plan of hypocrisy and oppression but ...
    ( By Kaniz Fatma )
  • The Salafist anti-terror fatwa deserves appreciation. The Sufi-oriented fatwas against terrorism deserve appreciation. As regards the ideological dispute between these two groups claiming ....
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • Why are all "BEST OF BEFORE" articles written by males?
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Is there no one to table a Fresh Plea in Supreme Court to Declare relation between a boy and....
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • "The verses are clear by themselves." Yes, Naseer sir, these verses are clear but some people cunningly present...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • This is a good commentary series.
    ( By Kaniz Fatma )
  • Thank you, Sahil Shadab But you can also read the same connotations in my previous articles as well. Please ...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • Nice work Mr. Siddiqi You are doing a great thing but it should have come much earlier.
    ( By Sahil Shadab )
  • Islam means only peace peace and peaceful. Some one can differentiate own benefits'
    ( By Mohammad Akhtar )
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    ( By Arshad Andrabi )
  • @Md Mosaib Do not please hide your massacre by quoting thousand year old stories. What is happening in Afghanistan,syriya,iraq,maldeves...
    ( By U.p. Ojha )
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    Islam, Women and Feminism

    The Lamentable Humiliations of Hadiya
    Namita Bhandare

    But at the heart of the Hadiya controversy lies not so much the right of a grown woman to choose her husband and religion, but prevailing attitudes towards women by society at large. Seventy years after Independence and despite a Constitution that guarantees us equality and dignity, we are simply not to be trusted when it comes to decisions about personal life choices, particularly if those choices don’t meet with social approval. Well into a new century, women are still viewed as the property of their fathers and, then, husbands. It is not good news and certainly not worth celebrating....

    Islam and the West
    America Should Lead in Saving the Rohingya
    John McCain and Angelina Jolie

    We’ve seen this unfold in Syria, where the United States and the international community have shamefully failed to address brutal violence that has engulfed the country for seven years, led to hundreds of thousands dead and contributed to the worst refugee crisis since the end of World War II. And sadly, we are seeing now this same lack of effective diplomacy in Myanmar, formerly Burma, where since last summer 680,000 Rohingya Muslims have been forced to flee a systematic military campaign of killings, arson, rape and other mass atrocities amounting to ethnic cleansing....

    Islam, Women and Feminism

    Turkish Women Take To the Streets to Demand Equality
    Ayla Jean Yackley

    The UN Development Program ranks Turkey 69th in its Gender Inequality Index and 71st in its Gender Development Index out of 188 nations. Other measurements give Turkey even poorer marks. Turkey has sunk to 131st place out of 144 countries on the World Economic Forum’s Gender Gap Index for 2017....

    Spiritual Meditations
    Life Fundamentals
    Amin Valliani

    Life Fundamentals
    Amin Valliani

    Though the relationship among family members can come under stress due to modern lifestyles, with love and affection one can make the family a fortress. The art of compromise and give and take is an essential component of life. In case of rigidity and inflexibility, the family breaks up. This creates a terrible situation for all the members of family but the children suffer the most....

    Islam and Politics

    In a conflict as protracted as Afghanistan, a singularly fragile ray of hope for peace can stir up global interest. Ghani’s offer has done that. With the Americans having already recognised the impossibility of a military solution to the Afghan war, the Trump administration’s bellicose “new” approach of taking the fight to the Taliban, is in fact an attempt to fight the Taliban to the negotiating table....

    Islam and the West

    World Leaders Always Decide to let Bygones be Bygones When Rich Visitors are in Town
    Robert Fisk

    Which is why Theresa is doing something faintly familiar when she courts the kings and princes and emirs of the Gulf? In order to get their money, she is appeasing them. Yes, appeasement is her policy with wealthy Arabs, in the most literal sense of the word. She is satiating their appetite for war against the Shia. She is turning her back on the Yemen war, a quarrel in a far away country – you might say – between people of whom we know nothing....

    Hindi Section

    A Candle for Ankit  अंकित के नाम एक श्रद्धांजलि
    Ankit Saxena

    क्या धर्मों के बीच शादियों और भागीदारी में भी इस सिद्धांत को लागू किया जाएगा या किया जाना चाहिए? साम्प्रदायिकता के राक्षस को वास्तविक अर्थ में हार देने के लिए विभिन्न बिरादरियों के नवयुवकों के बीच शादी और भागीदारी को एक हरा, सेक्युलर और प्रगतिशील सिग्नल देना आवश्यक हैl लेकिन हम आज ना केवल यह कि इस विषय पर बहस का कोई हवाला नहीं पते बल्कि हम अंकित के हत्या पर एक सोची समझी आपराधिक खामोशी और बेचैनी का अवलोकन भी कर रहे हैंl

    Urdu Section

    Why Jordan King’s India Visit Is Significant for Promoting the Amman Message شاہ اردن کا دورۂ  ہند اس ملک میں غیر تکفیری اسلام کے عمان اعلامیہ کو فروغ دینے کے لئے کیوں اہم ہے؟
    Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, New Age Islam

    جو شخص ان چار اسلامی فقہی مذاہب (حنفی، مالکی، شافعی اور حنبلی)، یا دو شیعی اسلامی فقہی مذاہب (جعفری اور زیدی)، یا عبادی یا ظاهري میں سے کسی ایک پر بھی عمل کرتا ہے وہ مسلمان ہے۔ اس شخص کو مرتد قرار دینا ناجائز ہے۔ بے شک اس کا خون، اس کی عصمت اور ملکیت حرام ہے۔ اس کے علاوہ، شیخ الاظہر کے فتوی کے مطابق، یہ نہ تو ممکن ہے اور نہ ہی جائز ہے کہ اشعری عقیدے کو ماننے والوں یا حقیقی تصوف پر عمل کرنے والوں کو مرتد قرار دیا جائے۔

    Islam, Women and Feminism

    Saudi Reforms Aimed At Empowering Women
    Sarwat Faiz Ahmad

    Islam encourages education for both men and women. Had it not been so, the 14th century society of Arab region would not have produced enlightened thinkers and scholars. However in course of time, true Islamic education had been vague in Saudi Arabia. But thanks to the education, once again Saudi Arabia is going to provide its men and women with equal rights in various social fields, marking a major step away from the strict guardianship system that has ruled the country for decades. In other words, it is going to be the biggest cultural shake-up in the modern history of Saudi Arabia with regard to Saudi women’s empowerment. ....

    Islamic World News

    In 4 of 11 ‘Love Jihad’ Cases, Hindu Men Converted To Islam, Finds NIA

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    Arab World

    Iraq Gives Death Sentence to Sister of Former Al-Qaeda Leader

    North America

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    Islamic Ideology

    The Quran, Islamic Theology, Philosophy and the Sciences – On Soul and the Creation of Man (Part 2)
    Naseer Ahmed, New Age Islam

    Without religion, there wouldn’t have been a civilization let alone the excellence man has achieved in the sciences and man would have been just another animal living the life it lived as a primitive. This fact however gets obscured because of the visible presence of the naïve fundamentalists who oppose reason and science. The atheists see religion with disdain as some appendage from the past, unable to acknowledge its contribution and relevance. Such intellectuals deserve being called ingrate rebels against God more than any other group of people, for they can surely ascertain the truth of a revealed Book such as the Quran. On the question of evolutionary biology, there is no need to doubt either Science or the Scriptures. The question is not as it is unfortunately posed “do you believe in evolutionary biology or do you believe in religion?....

    Islamic Ideology

    Some Muslim Intellectuals of This Era Cry Lies or Half-Truths against Islam Creating Doubts and Suspicions against It – Ignorantly or Fraudulently - God Knows Best
    Muhammad Yunus, New Age Islam

    Scholars are free to hold any view but if they take to lies or half-truths to support their views, they do far greater harm to their community than any good. They become conspirators and traitors.  And as for any Muslim scholar who dreams of editing the Qur’an or dismissing it altogether, he must learn lesson from history. The Moghul Emperor Akbar the Great who styled himself a reformer of Islām - arriving almost 1,000 years after the Prophet Muḥammad, introduced a modified version of Islam, Din e Ilahi. He couldn’t make even a score of converts in his long life. Where do people like the present day proponents of a modified Qur’an stand...

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    Let’s Defeat the Radical Ideology
    Raheel Raza

    Before World War II, Nazism was an ideology expressed in “Mein Kampf.” Before 2 million Chinese died in the Cultural Revolution, ideas were written down in a “Little Red Book.” And in 1928 another ideology appeared, with the founding of the Muslim Brotherhood, which seeks a totalitarian system of government and forced implementation of Shariah law. This ideology fuels ISIS and al-Qaida, subjugates women, executes homosexuals, kills Christians and inspires some “home-grown” American Muslims to commit acts of terror....

    Islam and Politics

    The Taslima Nasreen vs Muslim Sentiment Argument
    Hilal Ahmed

    Evocation of Islamic homogeneity was also beneficial for Nasreen. Despite her support to the BJP-led central government on issues such as ‘triple Talaq’ or her active participation in anti-Muslim controversies such as use of loudspeakers in mosques, she has not been able to achieve the status that Canadian journalist Tarek Fateh has acquired in a short span of time. Hindutva forces do not find her suitable enough for representing anti-Islamic views in the name of reforms....

    Islamic Ideology
    Progressive Islam as Islamic Liberation Theology
    Dr. Adis Duderija, New Age Islam

    Progressive Islam as Islamic Liberation Theology
    Dr. Adis Duderija

    By definition the subscription to progressive Muslim thought also implies that the sacred scriptures cannot offer us humans an unequivocal, clearly accessible and once and for all valid understanding of God through the simple process of reading/interpretation. Instead, progressive Muslims’ consider the human interpreter and her subjectivities and contingencies as most significantly determinative of the process of interpretation envisaged as a never ending dynamic process that continually evolves with reason....

    Ijtihad, Rethinking Islam

    Historicism or Historical Methodology Is Vital to the Evolution of Progressive Islamic Theology: A Contribution to the Ongoing NAI  Debate on the Possibility of Reformation within Islam
    Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, New Age Islam

    To put it simply, Historicism in Islamic studies connotes an intellectual approach for the contextualisation of the Qur’anic texts in order to produce accurate explanations. In other words, it implies that what happened in the past, should be discussed and elucidated in terms of when it happened. Even the early Islamic historians like Ibn Khaldun employed this scientific methodology and remarkably advanced it in his seminal work “Muqaddama”. He referred numerous Islamic traditions back to the pre-Islamic customs of what is known as “al-Arab al-Jahili” (Arab in the era of ignorance)……

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    Islam, Women and Feminism

    Empowering Muslim Women for a Better Tomorrow
    Moin Qazi, New Age Islam

    In today's increasingly global world, the stakes are higher than ever—for everyone. Societies that limit women's educational and employment opportunities and their political voice get stuck in a downward spiral. They are poorer, more fragile, have higher levels of corruption, and are more prone to extremism. To those opposed to reformist ideals, let us remind them of Iqbal’s assertion: “[t]he teaching of the Qur’an that life is a process of progressive creation necessitates that each generation, guided but unhampered by the work of its predecessors, should be permitted to solve its own problems.”...  

    Islam and Spiritualism

    Put Every Effort First Into Establishing Peace—Peace At Any Cost
    Maulana Wahiduddin Khan for New Age Islam

    This principle is taught in Islam, too. It was exemplified in the life of the Prophet Muhammad. For instance, in the case of the Hudaibiya Treaty, the Prophet agreed to the conditions set by his opponents, and in this way secured peace. The Quran refers this treaty as Itmam-e Naymat (48:2). This means that the treaty signed at Hudaibiya was a sign of completion of God’s favour to the Prophet. Why does God call the treaty Itmam-e Naymat? This is because now that peace had been established because of the treaty, it provided the opportunity to do other, constructive things, using peaceful methods....

    Ijtihad, Rethinking Islam

    Quran is Not the Source of All Problems but It Must Be Brought within the Ambit of History
    Arshad Alam, New Age Islam

    However, the reason that Hassan Radwan gives for historicizing the Quran is simplistic and problematic. Firstly, it is not true that one cannot beat the traditionalists in the game of selective quotation from Quranic passages supporting moderate and liberal voices. Scholars, both modern (like Amina Wadud) and traditional (like Fazlur Rahman) have shown how a different hermeneutical reading of the Quran is possible: one that is consistent with a modern and liberal worldview. It is true that in most of the Muslim countries, such interpretations have either remained marginal or have altogether failed....

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    Islamic Society

    The Sufis: Islam’s Anti-Terrorists

    Sufi orders formed in the ninth and tenth centuries as spiritual movements to bypass the legalism of the Ulema and the worldliness and luxury of the caliphate. At a time when Islam was becoming dogmatic, claiming that Muhammad’s religion was the only true faith and that the Qur’an was the only valid scripture, Sufis saw God everywhere, even in pagan traditions. At a time when the Ulema had closed the gates of Ijtihad, regarding revelation as complete, Sufis sought new revelations from God. At a time when the Ulema preached a God of law, Sufis spoke of God as love....

    Ijtihad, Rethinking Islam

    Islam’s Reform:  Can Passages of the Quran Be Cherry-Picked — To Embrace What Is Appealing and To Skirt around What Is Not? That Is the Question
    Javed Anand

    But now enters a British Muslim, Hassan Radwan. In an article recently published by the online portal New Age Islam, he makes an altogether radical prescription for salvaging Islam from “the hard-line literalists undermining the soul of a loving, universal creed”. According to him, “Liberal and progressive interpretations depend mostly on nuanced readings of the Quran and Sunna, or forcing new meanings out of them. But by playing the extremists’ game of interpreting the texts, we allow them a semblance of legitimacy. We also give them the opportunity to come back with theological workarounds”. So, what is to be done? Radwan’s answer: “We Muslims need to take the bold step of challenging the very idea that the Quran and Sunna are infallible.” But how can the Quran, the word of God, be fallible? Simple. “The Quran is not the speech of God”, he maintains, quoting several modern-day Muslim scholars as also quite a few from the early period of Islam in support. According to Radwan, once Muslims accept that the Quran is not the Word of God, they can “unashamedly cherry-pick” from among the Quranic verses, accepting the good ones and rejecting the bad. Like the Christian reformists did 500 years ago?...

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    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    Refuting ISIS While Interpreting the Quranic Verse ‘Kill the Mushrikin Wherever You Find Them’
    Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi, New Age Islam

    The fact that the biggest terrorists since the advent of Islam were the Kharijites, who used Islamic titles, appearances and mercilessly killed the rightly guided caliphs and Muslims, is also that ISIS as neo-Kharijites have adopted the same tactics to kill the modern-day Muslims and non-Muslims living under the peace-pact environment. These neo-Kharijites have shattered the true image of Islam, committed heinous crimes and distorted the historical fact of the rightly guided caliphate. In their mouthpiece “Rumiyah” magazine, they repeatedly misinterpret the war-related verses for terrorist propaganda and recruitment; it is, therefore, our responsibility as Muslims to correctly interpret those verses in a bid to thwart their ambitions....

    Islam and the West

    When Looking At Muslims, Westerners Completely Miss a Significant Part of the Community, the Converts
    Akbar Ahmed

    When looking at Muslims, Westerners completely miss a significant part of the community, the converts. In order to better understand the diversity and complexity of Islam in the West today, we will hear in this series over the next few weeks the voices of Western Muslim converts. They are natives of England, Denmark, and Germany and they too represent Islam. They include a Cambridge scholar, an imam, a music director and a television presenter and author. In short as diverse a group as one can expect...

    Books and Documents

    No culture has been—or can be—immune to change, no matter what self-styled purists may demand or expect. Change is a hallmark of human life, personal as well as collective.  Even if some people would like to preserve cultures intact, as in a museum, this can never happen. Internal developments as well as the impact of external events ensure that cultures are always in a process of flux....

    Islamic Ideology

    Reflections on Social Responsibilities in Islam – Part 3
    Muhammad Yunus, New Age Islam

    There is of course another way to look at the spending trend of this era. The people, who pay heavy taxes and are engaged in a time demanding and stressful job, need change and recreation to regain their energy with recreation, entertainment and travel – none forbidden in Islam. The Qur’an only forbids an obsessive craving to spending money with complete disregard of one’s social responsibilities. Such people, the Qur’an says, have no faith in God or the hereafter and are dominated by the Satan….      

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