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Radical Islamism and Jihad

We have just run an article in 3 parts titled “Jihad vs Terrorism” by Dr Muhammad Farooq Khan. When I submitted his article to New Age Islam for publication, I did not know that the good doctor was a martyr to the cause of the fight against terrorism. On further research, I found that his martyrdom was preceded by the martyrdom of two other clerics who were fearless opponents of terrorism. This is an attempt to pay a tribute to the three great souls of Islam. May Allah reward them for the best of their deeds. Amen…..

Related Articles:

Dr. Muhammad Farooq Khan On Jihad VersusTerrorism - Part 1: The Four Principle Of ‘Jihad As War’

Dr. Muhammad Farooq Khan on Jihad versus Terrorism - Part 2: Refutation of the Excuses or Justifications Offered By the Terrorist Groups

Dr. Muhammad Farooq Khan on Jihad versus Terrorism - Part 3: The Purpose of Jihad 

Islam and Politics

The Caliphate Delusion: The Political Construct That Bears No Relevance in the Modern World
Ghaffar Hussain

Many of those taken in by Islamist propaganda in their youth grow up to reject it, just as most Trotskyists mature to realise a grand workers revolution won’t necessarily make the world a better place, save a small band of hard-core comrades who continue attending Socialist Worker rallies well into their 60s. I also grew up with the dawning realisation that the Islamist narrative was both historically inaccurate and politically illiterate….

Radical Islamism and Jihad

Saudis Must Stop Exporting Extremism
Ed Husain

Let’s be clear: Al Qaeda, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Boko Haram, the Shabab and others are all violent Sunni Salafi groupings. For five decades, Saudi Arabia has been the official sponsor of Sunni Salafism across the globe. Most Sunni Muslims around the world, approximately 90 percent of the Muslim population, are not Salafis. Salafism is seen as too rigid, too literalist, too detached from mainstream Islam. While Shiite and other denominations account for 10 percent of the total, Salafi adherents and other fundamentalists represent 3 percent of the world’s Muslims......

Radical Islamism and Jihad

What the Jihadists Who Bought 'Islam for Dummies' on Amazon Tell Us about Radicalisation
Mehdi Hasan

Sarwar and Ahmed, both of whom pleaded guilty to terrorism offences last month, purchased Islam for Dummies and The Koran for Dummies. You could not ask for better evidence to bolster the argument that the 1,400-year-old Islamic faith has little to do with the modern jihadist movement. The swivel-eyed young men who take sadistic pleasure in bombings and beheadings may try to justify their violence with recourse to religious rhetoric ....

Radical Islamism and Jihad

Aggressive Propaganda Helps Islamic State Lure Followers Away From Al-Qaida
John Rossomando

The Islamic State has tactical advantages over al-Qaeda, which formally renounced ISIS in February. These advantages over al-Qaeda also include at least $1 billion in precious metals, tanks, helicopters, heavy weapons, and control of an area the size of Indiana, Rogers said. Rogers also noted that the Islamic State earned an estimated $1 million per day from illicit oil sales. Islamic State terrorists have better training than their current al-Qaeda competitors….

Islam, Women and Feminism

Banning Burqas and Niqabs in Europe: The Politics of Full-Face Veiling
Nancy Graham Holm

In the final analysis, it is unlikely that Great Britain would ever pass a law banning an item of women's clothing. France and England are not motivated by the same mentality. France has its honoured principle of laïcité and the Brits have an un-codified Constitution. It is the difference between freedom from and freedom to.….

Islam,Terrorism and Jihad

The Regrouping Of Extremists in Bangladesh
Muhammad Nurul Huda

The importance of countering extremist strategy has once again been emphasised and so also the imperative of comprehensive action plan to foil the efforts of motivating and recruiting new members for extremist action. It has also been highlighted that actions to counter-motivate the detained extremists have not been taken up. There are complaints that the government's flagging socio-political campaign against militancy and slackness in monitoring extremist activity since 2012 has given the outfits space to regroup.....

Islam,Terrorism and Jihad

Middle East Crisis: We Know All Too Much About the Cruelty of ISIS – But All Too Little About Who They Are
Robert Fisk

For journalists, yesterday was a fearful day. Thirty years ago, Arabs would acknowledge our special role as neutral observers. As the years have gone by – and as journalists have been killed by American military forces and Israeli soldiers and Iraqi rebels (and Arab militias), so our vulnerability has grown infinitely greater. When our chum, the Egyptian Field Marshal Abdol Fottah al-Sissi, locks up journalists for months, precious little do Western governments care about them…..

Current Affairs

The Political Crisis Provoked By The Long Marches Of Imran Khan And Tahir ul Qadri Is Dissipating: What Next?
Najam Sethi

Three new developments suggest that, despite the aggressive and uncompromising rhetoric, the political crisis provoked by the long marches of Imran Khan and Tahir ul Qadri is dissipating. Neither a military coup nor the resignation of the prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, or dissolution of parliament followed by fresh general elections, is imminent…..

Books and Documents
The Holy Vedas: Part - 8
Pandit Satyakam Vidyalankar

The Holy Vedas: Part - 8

 May the divine speech that

Perfect our understanding and divine knowledge,

 And all-satisfying divine culture

Be with us at our faultless Yajna and worship

And protect us for our welfare. (Rig.3.4.8).....

Radical Islamism and Jihad

The Yazidis: Finding New Friends

Many blame Iraq’s Kurds for failing to protect them. “We begged them to give us weapons so we could defend ourselves. They refused and abandoned us without firing a bullet,” says a Yazidi economist. Others point fingers at their Arab neighbours…..

Current Affairs

The Lahore Log: Sharif Must Listen To Imran and Qadri
Mehr F Husain

While Qadri conducted an open referendum of sorts when he asked his supporters what they wanted to do, in Khan's case it's come down to holding dialogue with the government to resolve the big democratic issue of alleged rigging. Imran Khan is giving it his all. The passion cannot be ignored, the anger is valid and the desperation is palpable. But there is something missing……

Debating Islam

Quaid-e-Azam Was an Ismaili Shia, a Kafir; Is Pakistan His Property; It Is Our Homeland And We Want to Implement Shariah of Allah in Our Homeland, Taliban Scholar Tells Pakistan Army Official - 3

Pakistani Army Official: I don’t know if you have read any history but let me assume that you might have. The history shows that in 1947, Quaid-e-Azam (MA Jinnah, the "murtad" founder of Pakistan) was the only person in favour of creating Pakistan. But the scholars and maulanas like yourself called him a Kafir and that he was committing Kufr by creating a separate country. But when the country came into existence, you people started claiming its ownership. First, you opposed the creation of Pakistan but when the country was created, you people started laying claim to it. What is this story all about?

Taliban Scholar: Respected sir! We considered Quaid-e-Azam a Kafir before and we consider him a Kafir-e-Azam (the greatest Kafir) and a Kaddu-e-Azam (satire; the greatest pumpkin) even now.

He was a similar kind of puppet like today’s Karzai who has been appointed as president in Afghanistan by the Crusaders. The scholars who supported Jinnah; we consider them misguided and I am repeating again and again that due to the mistake of those early scholars, we become misguided as well. We repent for our mistakes and ask forgiveness from Allah (swt).

Urdu Section

یہ اسلام کی ایسی چند تصاویر ہیں جو ہم دن اور رات خبروں میں دیکھتے ہیں، لیکن ہمیں بارہا یہ کہا جاتا ہے کہ اس سے حقیقی اسلام کی نمائندگی نہیں ہوتی۔ بلکہ ہمیں یہ بتایا جاتا ہے کہ یہ ظلم و زیادتی بنیاد پرست اسلام کی مثالیں ہیں جس کا ارتکاب ایسے وحشی اور درندہ صفت لوگ کرتے ہیں جو مذہب کی حقیقی معرفت سے بالکل ہی نابلد ہیں۔ یہ ایسے لوگ ہیں جو اپنے ذاتی مفاد کے لیے قرآن کا غلط استعمال کرتے ہیں یہ لوگ شاید دنیا کے 1.2 بلین مسلمانوں میں سے صرف 15 فیصد کی ہی نمائندگی کرتے ہیں۔

Urdu Section

وحشی رضی اللہ عنہ 2؎ : (2؎ دیکھئے  فٹ نوٹ ) باغ میں دونوں فریق لڑائی میں مشغول تھے  تو میں نے مُسلمہ کو دیکھا جسے میں پہچانتا نہ تھا ، ایک طرف سے میں نے حملہ کرنا چاہا ،دوسری  طرف سے ایک انصاری  نے ، خوب نشانہ درست کرکے میں نے اس پر چھوٹا نیز ہ مارا ، انصاری نے بھی اسی وقت حملہ کیا ، اس لئے خدا ہی بہتر جانتا ہے کہ ہم دونوں  میں سے کس نے اس کو قتل کیا ، البتہ راہب  گھر کے چھت سے میں نے ایک عورت کو کہتے سنا  کہ مُسلمہ  کو ایک حبشی  غلام نے مارا ہے۔

Arabic Section

Join Khilafat Movement (not ISIS), Radical Hizbut Tahrir Tells Indian Muslims  انضموا إلی حركة الخلافة (و ليس داعش) وحولوا دار الكفر إلى دار الإسلام: هذا ما تقوله جماعة حزب التحرير الراديكالية للمسلمين الهنود

إن حزب التحرير جماعة سياسية راديكالية تأسست و تقر بالقدس. لها شبكة عالمية ومحظورة في العديد من الدول الغربية والإسلامية. يبدو أنها قد أنشأت قاعدتها في شبه القارة الهندية من أجل تحويل المسلمين الهنود إلى المتطرفين. المحتويات والرسائل المنشورة في موقع "خلافة هندي" تهدف بوضوح إلى حقن السم الجهادي في المجتمع الهندي. بما أن اللغة الهندية لغة منطوقة ومفهومة بين المسلمين لجزء كبير من الهند، فيبدو أن الموقع يهدف إلى المسلمين من شمال الهند ووسطها وشرقها

Radical Islamism and Jihad

The Islamic State (IS) extremists are on a gruesome killing spree. The video of the beheading of American photojournalist James Foley, 40, disseminated worldwide, is only the latest reminder that, unless nipped in the bud, IS will kill and maim anyone crossing its path as it attempts to enforce its nihilistic ideology in large swaths of Syria, Iraq, Kurdistan, and elsewhere.....

Radical Islamism and Jihad

In fact, only a government can organize an army, support their families and run the institution of an army in a disciplined way subject to a command/control structure. On the contrary, if a few people declare Jihad by forming their own group it would lead to the formation of several more such organizations. All such groups, owing to no binding of any rule or law upon them would exercise absolute liberty of action. They may fight with each other or indulge in local politics and sectarianism. Every organization would come up with its own political agenda. They will unite to face a common enemy against which they can succeed but fight with each other when there is no common enemy or when the enemy is too strong to overcome. Such groups will always end up fighting with each other and this point requires no elaboration as we can see the proof of it in today’s World where every Islamic country that has private armies, is at war with itself......

Islamic Society

Muslim Minority in China under Siege by Communist Government; Religious and Human Rights Violated While the UN Remains a Silent Spectator

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) condemns in the strongest possible terms, Chinese military's use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) during the operations against the Uyghur population in Yarkent county of East Turkistan. The WUC calls on international community to hold China accountable for its brutal crackdown of targeting peaceful Uyghur civilians protesting against Chinese government repression since July 27, 2014. As reported by Hangtian News on August 16, 2014, the UAVs (commonly known as drones) were transferred from Beijng to Kashgar on the night of August 1 and were immediately flown to Elishqu in Yarkent County at 3am on August 2 for emergency use.

Islam, Women and Feminism

‘Faskh’ to Get Out Of Cruel Marriages for Muslim Women in Kerala, India
The two kidnapped Italian activists

More Muslim Women in Britain Opting For Veil to Assert Religious Identity

'I Want to Be the First UK Woman to Kill a Westerner', Says British Jihadist in Syria

Kenya: Government Plans to Give out Cash to Keep Young Women off Early Sex

Italian Women Seized in Syria Prompt Concern after Foley Video

Saudi Young Women Form Volunteer Group to Spread Good Deeds

730,000 Illiterate Women in KSA

South Africa: Connecting Pregnant Women to Vital Information

Islamic State Violence Continues With Yazidi Massacre, Women and Children Kidnapped

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Islamic World News

Islamic State 'Beyond Anything We've Seen': US
David Cameron

North America

Top Muslim Groups and Leaders Condemn ISIS, Extremist Outfit’s Behaviour As “Un-Islamic”

ISIS offered to swap Pakistan woman scientist for slain US journalist

Arab World

At Least 70 ISIS Militants Killed In Syria Clashes

Private Buyers Snapping Up US Weapons in Kurdistan


Powerless To Stop Islamic State, West May Have To Join Forces with Iran, Hezbollah

Cameron Urged To Confront France over Claims of Ransom Payments to ISIS


Iran Cleric: Westernized Iranians No Different Than ISIS

Hamas kills 11 suspected informers for Israel


Democracy, Constitution Have Become 'Dysfunctional': Tahirul Qadri

My Resignation Will Damage Democratic System: Nawaz


Libya: Islamic Youth Carries Out Public Execution In Derna

“Satanic militias are criminals, government is weak” – Libya Justice Minister

Southeast Asia

Liberalism a Threat to Nation’s Freedom, Says Isma


Faisalabad University of Agriculture honours agriculture scientist M.S. Swaminathan

South Asia

Taliban vows more attacks as US offers new bounty for Haqqani leaders

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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. .... 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.

Islam,Terrorism and Jihad

Get That SOB Al-Baghdadi Now - An Appeal to Obama and Hannity
Mike Ghouse

Our attitude towards Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi and his thugs should be, "You SOB, you are the murderer and not your religion, don’t give me the crap about your religion, your religion does not teach you to kill a single soul, don’t you slap your evilness onto your religion, we are not dumb to buy it. You are going to pay a price for it, either back off and repent, surrender or face the drones". .....


Irfan A. Omar on Islam, Muslims and Interfaith Dialogue
Irfan A. Omar

Islam arose in a milieu where Christianity and Judaism were also present. Naturally, people who became Muslims at that time were aware of many of the figures, saints and prophets that were part of Jewish and Christian heritage, such as Abraham. Islam’s view of itself is that it is a continuation of these earlier religions. It recognized them, sought to engage with their adherents and even referred to them as part of the family of religions (ahl-i-kitab). This is the context in which one must locate Islam’s position on dialogue. Islam has been dialogical from its very inception. There have been and are differences between people, and the Quranic formula is to see the differences and diversity of peoples as a strength, rather than as a problem......

Islam,Terrorism and Jihad

Come To Motherland of Jihad: Call to Arms from First Indian Group in AfPak
Praveen Swami

The first jihadist group based abroad formed by Indians, the Ansar ul-Tawhid believes terrorism will not achieve anything. Their imagination fired by the Islamic State’s success against better-equipped and trained forces in Syria, its leaders sees themselves as the kernel of a full-blown insurgency in India......


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. .... 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.

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