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  • Excellent! “We as a (Muslim) nation are virulently dependent on religious advice (Fatwa) irrespective of the nature of the affair…”. ...
    ( By Rashid Samnakay )
  • To Zeynab Ladak As long you want reward after this life, than you can fall into one of two theories. 1)Abrahnmic theory of resurrecting....
    ( By Aayina )
  • Sultan Shahin sahib says, "these contextual wartime verses are no longer applicable to us today." The question is how to get everyone to accept ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • The so-called "Kairana exodus", just like "Love Jihad", is a cynical and dangerous pre-election tactic used by the BJP/RSS cabal. Such ....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Tufail Ahmad, with his usual simplistic reasoning, will never miss an opportunity to malign Islam. His articles are written for right wing publications like Dainik ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Mr Shahin, If non Meccan verses( Medinian) are no longer applicable today,why are they being taught?As long Koran is taught violence will be ...
    ( By ramesh )
  • To Pakistani Muslim community. I said before and again I repeat, finish your minority, most them are also poor....
    ( By Aayina )
  • It is a good read. What do you think of ISIS, al Qaida, al shabab, Boko haram, Taliban, Jemma Islamiyah, Abu Sayyaf, Ansar al sharia, ...
    ( By Royalj )
  • Nice to see you Secular logic after long time. You said that there is no cure in Islam here is my understanding why there is no ...
    ( By Aayina )
  • Well said - “Without conscience, they murder divinity itself when they kill human beings…” Somebody had said that – ‘People do not commit evil so savagely ...
    ( By Rashid Samnakay )
  • There is nothing wrong with Quran. We only need to declare Qur'an a created work of God that evolved with the passage of time. We ...
    ( By Sultan Shahin )
  • You are right Ghulam Mohiyuddin Saheb, a radical reorientation of Islam is required. '
    ( By Sultan Shahin )
  • How many more wake up calls do you need and how much more introspection? Fat lot of use all your proclamations against terrorism are. Ulema ...
    ( By secularlogic )
  • Extremists kill and destroy what they do not like. They destroy everything beautiful in Islam. Trying to educate them on "true Islam" does not seem ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • There may be a problem with "Islam as enshrined in the Quran". Taliban scholars and ISIS scholars are quite convinced that they are right and ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Of course, Muslim intelligentia should introspect why this is happening despite their outcry?
    ( By Rashid )
  • I see this menace of getting rid of people in every religion but are there platforms wherein, say, Muslims discuss of this deviousness (incl. ostracism) ...
    ( By Deepa Natarajan )
  • To Safaqat M My feelings are not hurted. If you cannot trust Hindus that is your community problem, we trusted Muslims, so who ever wanted to stay they ...
    ( By Aayina )
  • Sorry, there is no room in the Quran for asking long dead saints and Prophets for favours and help. Too many verses to quote.
    ( By Mubashir )
  • If taken honestly, your reflections on the killing of Amjad Sabri are really eye-opening and soul searching.This is true that most of us never venture ...
    ( By Faheem Qadri )
  • I would like to say some basic facts concerning triple talaq, Halala, and polygamy. As I have stated in another thread, sex is an inexorable ...
    ( By Royalj )
  • The piece on Wg CDR M.Y. Khan is a true reflection of the officer and gentleman that he was. He did not wear his patriotism ...
    ( By A S Gurunathan )
  • In response to Ayeena, In my "very personal opinion" Muslims would have been stronger in United India but the present state of muslims in India leads ...
    ( By Shafqat Mahmood )
  • Sir: I agree with the views expressed by Mr. Zeb Khan...such is the state of Ulemas and the Umma...is it purely due to the ...
    ( By Syed Ali )
  • Only satanic cults would use assassination of progressives as a preferred method to advance their diabolical goals.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • The beauty of the Qur'an lies in its sublime expression in idioms metaphors and allegories. The lilting qiraat is possible because of its poetic construction ...
    ( By Hanif Salat )
  • One has to agree with the author when he says, "On Fridays, one can hardly hear a word of God’s mercy, achievements of human beings, ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Several of the examples in the Wikipedia's long list of conspiracy theories conform to my definition of "conspiracy theory". However I am not saying ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • As the author says, "As long as we refuse to appreciate that the Qur’an may be divinely inspired but is human-authored, we will be forced ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Bhaiyo ek dusre ko nicha dikhana ya ek dusre Ke charm ko bura batane Ki jagah ek dusre she acchi baatein seekho. '
    ( By Ravi kumar )
  • Amazed, because of intolerance, but not surprised. ' When people by pass Allah and start begging for help from a Messenger who passed away and ...
    ( By Mubashir )
  • We ought to pray in this blessed month of Ramadan “May Allah Almighty eradicate all such terrorism that is killing the innocent lives!” ...
    ( By GHULAM GHAUS غلام غوث )
  • After all, terrorism is mortal. No terrorism lasted forever. Terrorism of Namrud, Pharaoh, Hitler and all terrorists vanished. Similarly terrorism of ISIS will vanish soon. ...
    ( By GHULAM GHAUS غلام غوث )
  • Why the War on Terror May Never End, because those waging war on terror are supporting means of terror one way or the other. ....
    ( By GHULAM GHAUS غلام غوث )
  • Nice article! The purpose of fasting in the month of Ramadan is to attain taqwa. Taqwa is achieved through complete faith, love of Allah Almighty, ...
    ( By GHULAM GHAUS غلام غوث )
  • Radwan's intentions are not being questioned nor has my comment anything to do with disliking what he says. Anyone who argues for suspension of any ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • GM Sb, You may have a restricted meaning of "conspiracy theory" but that is not what it means. Take the definition from the Wikipedia ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Twin brother kills...... This was going to happen and will continue to happen. Hindusium is prime example of it, every matter of life, death, day today ...
    ( By Aayina )
  • Hassan Radwan's plea is a rational answer to the scrutiny and criticism that the Quran has been subjected to since the atrocities of ISIS ....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Naseer Ahmed saab, . . . We both know what a conspiracy is. The phrase "conspiracy theory" however has come to assume a specific meaning. ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
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    Sultan Shahin, Editor, New Age Islam

    As many as 120 ulema from around the world belonging to most schools of thought have sent an Open Letter to ‘Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi’, And To the Fighters and Followers of the Self-Declared ‘Islamic State.’

    Written in over 14, 000 words, this is a valuable document. It shows what is wrong with self-styled Khalifa Baghdadi's rulings. But, more importantly, it also shows what is wrong with moderate Islam at the present juncture; why this refutation will not work, and other such refutations do not work; and why our children will keep running away to ISIS and other terror centres. In fact, read between the lines, this moderate fatwa does not leave any leg for moderate Islam to stand on. ...

    This is not to say the Open Letter is entirely useless or totally counter-productive. It is good as far as it goes. It does criticise Baghdadi and his clique, and quite vehemently, at least, for faulty implementation of Islamic principles, even if it agrees with him on the basics in several areas. But to expect the Open Letter to stem the tide of gathering support for the so-called Islamic State will be futile.

    Extremism has been endemic in Islam, present almost from  the beginning of Islamic history. Muslims fought among themselves and quite vehemently even before the creation of Hadees and Sharia, which they now consider divine. Muslims have still not found an antidote to militant verses in the Quran that are now available to anyone with access to internet. Calling all verses of the Quran as of eternal value is not going to solve the problem. Calling Hadees and Sharia divinely inspired is no answer to the questions of the day.

    Muslims will just have to  abandon the theology that leads to violence and supremacism and look for a new theology, a coherent theology of peace and pluralism, consistent in all respects with the teachings of Islam, and suitable for contemporary and future societies....

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    Open Letter to Dr. Ibrahim Awwad Al-Badri, alias ‘Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi’, And To the Fighters and Followers of the Self-Declared ‘Islamic State’

    URL of Part One: http://www.newageislam.com/radical-islamism-and-jihad/open-letter-to-dr-ibrahim-awwad-al-badri,-alias-‘abu-bakr-al-baghdadi’,-and-to-the-fighters-and-followers-of-the-self-declared-‘islamic-state’-–-part-one/d/104327

    URL of Part Two: http://www.newageislam.com/radical-islamism-and-jihad/open-letter-to-dr-ibrahim-awwad-al-badri,-alias-‘abu-bakr-al-baghdadi’,-and-to-the-fighters-and-followers-of-the-self-declared-‘islamic-state’-–-part-2/d/104339

    URL of Part Three:  http://www.newageislam.com/radical-islamism-and-jihad/120-leading-religious-scholars-and-academics/open-letter-to-dr-ibrahim-awwad-al-badri,-alias-‘abu-bakr-al-baghdadi’,-and-to-the-fighters-and-followers-of-the-self-declared-‘islamic-state’-–-concluding-part/d/104348

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    From the Desk of Editor
    With Our 7th Century Mind-Set, Can We Muslims Co-Exist With Other Religious Communities In Any Part Of The World?
    Sultan Shahin, Founding Editor, New Age Islam

    The Holy Quran had asked Muslims to fight for the existence of all those worship houses, synagogues, churches, monasteries, temples where God is praised in abundance.

    “…If God had not checked one set of people by means of another, there would surely have been pulled down monasteries, churches, synagogues, and mosques, in which the name of Allah is commemorated in abundant measure. Allah will certainly aid those who aid his (cause); —for verily Allah is full of Strength, Exalted in Might, (able to enforce His Will). (Qur'an, 22:40)

    You can see that here God makes the cause of protecting worship houses of all religious communities, “monasteries, churches, synagogues, and mosques,” as His own cause. But have you heard any Muslim demanding Saudi Arabia or Pakistan or Bangladesh or any other Muslim country where religious minorities face persecution, to desist and follow the dictates of the Quran for religious freedom and diversity? I would have thought that if Muslims followed Quran, not to speak of the charter of The United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we would be fighting Jihad against Saudi government to allow other religious communities to establish their own worship houses, against Pakistan and Bangladesh to stop persecuting Hindus, Christians and Ahmadis, etc.

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