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  • The message of peace, nonviolence and reconciliation must ring loudly, clearly and unambiguously in a faith which calls itself "Peace".
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • slam Respects Local Customs and Cultures, Says Top Singapore Mufti". True Islam does not come to replace local customs and cultures. But mullhaish Islam does.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Manzurul, either you are having an unsuspecting innocent mind or a timid ۔۔۔
    ( By Royalj )
  • Dear Mukhtar Alam, My faith is based on the۔۔۔۔
    ( By muhammd yunus )
  • Eid Mubarak
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • If the terrorist threat is real, why does the FBI have...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Eid Mubarak to all!
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • From my Facebook:- Many people apply their robust common sense and wonder why such violent terrorist events, that so logically...
    ( By Manzurul Haque )
  • Many people apply their robust common sense and wonder why...
    ( By Manzurul Haque )
  • I agree.
    ( By Manzurul Haque )
  • AND springing forth of Umblical Chord of spiritual connectivity to the...
    ( By Manzurul Haque )
  • Muhammad Yunus should learn about the chain of Fatimid khalifatullah in the posterity of prophet Muhammad salutations...
    ( By Muhammad Mukhtar Alam )
  • Change is the need of hour Change your books...
    ( By Oshok Dubey )
  • Thanks Naseer. I am really glad that you appreciate my comments. The wide spread gun shootings...
    ( By Royalj )
  • American exceptionalism, or the idea that the U.S. has a unique mission to transform the world, is plain and simple supremacism....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Idots finished nearly all minority that was existing now talking of inter-faith....
    ( By Aayina )
  • Good to see Maulana Abul Kalam Azad praised by a Pakistani writer in a Pakistani۔۔۔۔
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Royalj. Good to see you in your true colours. You must be lolling in the mud of US to write such paeans for that country, ...
    ( By Manzurul Haque )
  • Royalj, Listen to this video to know what the US wars in Afghanistan and ....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Plz read respect 'for' in place of respect 'of' an 84 year old... , because the meaning changes substantially.'
    ( By Manzurul Haque )
  • Moving out today, so will revisit the topic again. I think Sultan Shahin sb must be having a lot to say on this. Hazrat Ali ...
    ( By Manzurul Haque )
  • “We Muslims tend to be nostalgic about the glories of our history and fatalistic about our current problems” It is not only you two but 1,600 ...
    ( By Royalj )
  • Royalj to comment: The frequency of far-right attacks is particularly significant in the United ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Man is guided by instinct, conditioning as well as by reasoning and his reasoning can overrule both his instinct and conditioning. While animals are mostly ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • What is it that the “mystics” and the philosophers have given us except myths that lead us to false beliefs? The myth of Alam-e-Arwah from ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • “Understanding and internalizing the principles that comprise 'the nature of things' is perhaps the single most powerful determining factor in the shaping of the....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Aayina, have you heard of 'reverse arousal'? Try you can easily do that to any man !'
    ( By Manzurul Haque )
  • Much needed elucidation.'
    ( By Satyendra Prakash Sharma )
  • Here is the link where women and men do not wear anything and they are not fulltime ....
    ( By Aayina )
  • Is spiritual education different from religious indoctrination? Is the religious....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • This is difficult, but I think we should discuss.'
    ( By Manzurul Haque )
  • Royalj, kahan ho bhai ?'
    ( By Manzurul Haque )
  • Excellent. Hope the author will write regularly. Where is the author from ? My humble view is that...
    ( By Manzurul Haque )
  • Yeh aadmi apni jahalat ki numaish kar raha hai. My Islam is different...
    ( By Manzurul Haque )
  • Very well rounded off, Mr. Nasser Ahmed.'
    ( By Manzurul Haque )
  • Having started it, let us complete the discussion on creation. (50:38) We created the heavens and the earth and all between them in Six Days, ....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • All human beings are created by Allah and all have the same derivation from the same forefather and mother, i.e. Adam.& Eve....
    ( By zuma )
  • aleem ka sufi hona jaroori nahi. sufi ko aleem hona jaroori hai. sufi koi libaas nahi.
    ( By Mahendra Bahadur )
  • Hats Off again repeats his lie of Muslims in any country demanding special treatment etc etc etc. Muslims follow the laws ....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Poor Hats Off is now reduced to nitpicking! He is now badmouthing psychotherapy because the question of his oedipal conflicts was once raised ....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
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    India Is Already A Shariah-Compliant State In The Matters Of Marriage, Divorce, Re-Marriage, Inheritance, Court Witnesses, Waqf, Gender Relations
    Tufail Ahmad for New Age Islam

    (Excerpts from this Book Release speech is posted exclusively on NewAgeIslam.com)

    My mind has been focused on ideological questions: especially, the ideology of jihadism – or its soft version called Islamism which survives in the social and legal mainstream of free societies such as India. India is already a Shariah-compliant state in the matters of marriage, divorce, re-marriage, inheritance, court witnesses, Waqf, gender relations, etc. I ponder over how ideas coalesce into ideologies and rule over people's minds. For example, it takes a single Islamic cleric to shut up an entire village of Muslims. So, at issue is not the vast majority of Muslims, but the single cleric and his set of ideas, or his ideology that is consequential on a mass scale. Some argue that a fatwa is merely an Islamic opinion but for the vast majority of devout Muslims, it is more effective than a court order; it impacts their lives; and as a promise to God, it is consequential in their daily lives.

    Ijtihad, Rethinking Islam

    Islamic Reformation: Assumed To Be the Remedy for a Fundamentalist Islam behind the Conservative Salafi Brand As Well As the Jihadist
    Sami Zubaida

    Adherence to religion among Muslims in their majority countries and in Western Diasporas is commonly based on affiliations and sentiments that do not favour liberal reformism. In much of the Muslim world, the precarious conditions of security and livelihood for many drive people to seek protection in communal networks of kin, tribe and patronage, in which religious authority plays an important role. Patriarchy and communal authoritarianism are buttressed by religious rules and disciplines. Mosques, madrasas and charities, many financed by Saudi donations and personnel reinforce these communalist formations. While many Salafis are not violent militants, these ideas and institutions do mutate into Jihadism: the Taliban were initially the product of Saudi financed madrasas in Pakistan.....

    Interfaith Dialogue

    One has to penetrate and go deep to search the truth. And it is same to search the world outside as looking one’s own inside. The passage may be difficult but to do that you need a ‘leader’ and the right passion: Ishq (true love). Truth does not make one behave like the ignorant clergy do. It brings humility rather than arrogance.....

    Islamic Society

    Madrassas And Militancy
    Mumtaz Ahmad

    ...The National Action Plan, announced by the prime minister to combat extremism and terrorism in the country, makes two points about madrassas: to register and regulate them and to introduce curriculum reform. While very few people will disagree with the first point — the imperative need for the registration of madrassas and transparency of their funding sources — we are not quite sure about the causal relationships between madrassa curriculum on the one hand and extremism and terrorism, on the other.

     
    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    Wahhabi Impact: Influence of Wahhabi Islam on the Indian Muslim community is growing
    Sultan Shahin, Editor, New Age Islam

    The influence of Wahhabi Islam in the Indian Muslim community started growing around this period. Indian Muslims have a long tradition of Sufi Islam or what is called the Barelvi tradition. A milder form of Wahhabism exists in the subcontinent in the form of the Deoband theological school, which commands a large following but has always coexisted with other forms of Islamic traditions. This has made Islamic practices in India dynamic and syncretic. No wonder then that many sections of the Muslim community have resisted the strict code of conduct and practice of a “puritanical” religion advocated by the Wahhabis……

    Islam and Spiritualism

    How Best the World’s Sufi Scholars Can Strengthen Muslim Community’s Response against Religious Extremism: Action Points!
    Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, New Age Islam

     “The event, which is being organised by the All India Ulama and Mashaikh Board, will showcase India’s Islamic heritage that rejects violence and supports inclusivity”...... Sufism could be a strong counter to the IS troopers as it never pursues political power or tries to change social structures. Instead, Sufism stands for multiplicity, tolerance, acceptance and love”.

    Islam, Women and Feminism

    A Mimetic Religiosity: Reflections On Pakistan's Women Protection Bill
    Maryam Sakeenah, New Age Islam

    Addressing the issue of the revival of slavery as ‘Islamic’, Michael Perez writes, ‘…we must refuse the position that limits our contemporary ethical horizons. To do so, we can take the Prophet’s statements against slavery as our contemporary responsibility… Such a perspective is critical today… Muslims have a role to play in the elaboration of Islam, and push forth a future in which slavery is no longer a question.’

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    Is The Quran One Solution to Terror? Does Quran forbid Muslims to enter into friendly relationships and alliances with non-Muslims?
    Kabir Helminski

    It has sometimes been asserted that the Quran forbids Muslims to enter into friendly relationships and alliances with non-Muslims. What is the truth of this? This assertion is based on a misunderstanding of a verse that tells the Muslims of Muhammad’s time not to take as allies those who oppose their religion. The general principle established throughout the Qur’an is that the relationship between Muslims and non-Muslims should be based on peace and fairness. ...

    Islam and Human Rights

    We also affirm that every human person has the right and duty to seek truth and to follow his or her conscience, and, in a similar vein, assert that seeking truth is something inherent to human dignity. It is important to firmly stress that change of one’s religion resulting from following of one’s conscience is also an integral part of the exercise of the right to religious freedom.

    Islamic Personalities

    He said following the Prophet was loving Allah, the most forgiving and merciful. He said one of the titles of the Prophet was Habibullah, the beloved of God. He said in Rumi the love of the Prophet was a large concept. He gave many examples in which Rumi had praised the Prophet using beautiful metaphors, one of which was the incomparable pearl. He said according to Rumi, we had idols in our hearts; if we loved the Prophet, we would be able to free our hearts of all the idols.....

    Islam and Human Rights

    Some such thinkers are led to conclude that there is a Creator, Sustainer and Master of it all and called it God the same as religious god, thus confusing the issue.  Previous Messengers and Muhammad among them; as a curious and intensely sensitive person and inclined to contemplate on such matters, must have experienced the same and concluded that there is “No god…” other than the one Universal Master whom he called in his Arabic language  …Rabb” ....

     
    Islam and Politics

    Muslim as the Enemy, Muslim as the Other
    Arshad Alam, New Age Islam

    But for this Hindu Right group, the mere fact that he was a Muslim was reason enough that he should be taught a lesson, shamed and humiliated and eventually dragged and beaten up. It is another matter that he was an Indian that he was a fellow Maharashtrian; what was more important for the crowd was that he was Muslim first and last. In short, this policeman who had done nothing wrong but performs his duty for nearly three decades was reduced to his religious identity......

    Islam and Pluralism

    Destroying a Composite Heritage: The Shrine at Pirana
    Arshad Alam, New Age Islam

    Historically, Imam Shah was a Shia, on the run from Sunnis, who found refuge in Pirana and practiced Taqayyah which is to say that he hid his identity from others but deep within, he continued to be a Shia Muslim. However, in order to avoid persecution, not only did he hide his identity but he also started the practice of Satpanth which eventually would blossom into a new faith altogether. Although today, it would be blasphemous if someone would say that Imam Shah Bawa was a Shia Muslim to start with. Be that it may, in the popular rhetoric and imagination, it is perfectly fine to be a Muslim and a Satpanthi or a Hindu and a Satpanthi.....

     
    Current Affairs

    An Open Letter to Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi: Subject, Begging-Free-India – A Five-Point Strategy for the Last Indian in the Queue
    Tufail Ahmad for New Age Islam

    My heart cries when I see our daughters and sons – wearing torn clothes, no shoes or chappals in feet, living a hopeless life – stretching out their hands for a few coins, asking for a bottle of water, knocking on the doors of cars, pursuing foreign tourists to give a few coins, pointing to their mouth and stomach to say that they need to eat. The children who beg do so due to poverty, but they are also forced into begging by organized crime syndicates.

    Interview

    India Is the Only Country Where Muslims Exert Influence without Fear: Tarek Fatah
    Tarek Fatah

    My religion commands me to speak the truth and respect that truth even if it hurts you or your family and Quran is specific on that. If that is my fate, what would be my interest? My interest is the betterment of the Muslim people. I like to see them as philosophers, car drivers, sculptors, and dancers and musicians, who the Muslims were during the era of rationalist movement in Baghdad.....

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