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  • Here is Bernard Lewis a Jewish historian telling you that the Ummah included people of all faiths and this period lasted a full five centuries:....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Excellent message, especially what the following hadith gives. “Do you know what is better than charity and fasting and prayer? It is keeping ...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • Not for the first time, but many times. May be for the first time such news has come into limelight!!!' ...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • history does not belie the fact that islam simply made a war machine out of the peaceful poetic polytheistic bedouins. this is not an article on ...
    ( By hats off! )
  • very informative'
    ( By Prafulla C Dash )
  • Informative article, Thanks. Let us identify some issues that are perceived to be socially regressive. It seems to be an inordinate attempt to persevere ....
    ( By Rajat Vashishtha )
  • Sultan Shahin, Tufail Ahmad, Maroof Raza.... All are one man Armies. They have the courage of their convictions.
    ( By Dhruv Katoch )
  • It's very important touche issues,,,obviously the true meaning of Faith of Islam,,sharia, hadith,,it's profeets,,the holly quarran,,,, cants be promoted any disharmony...
    ( By M A Ohab Mollah )
  • Terrorism with Islamic Name had been created by USA ISREAL EUROPE to plunder wealth and land....
    ( By Akbar Khan )
  • Will all the concerned people please listen to what your own leader has to say about your faith and what it stands for ,peace ,love ...
    ( By Michel Raymond )
  • A religion with the ideology of conquer the world through conversion can never be a peaceful religion..... Only people ...
    ( By Venugopal Bhat )
  • Every sect is being misused after departure of its revealer,the Enlightened one coz of two reasons. First Truth can't be said and which can be ...
    ( By Indrajeet Singh )
  • I think all Islamic states are overtly and covertly supporting them in finance,arms.Otherwise how can they continue this inhuman act in the name of religion. ...
    ( By Ashish Choudhury )
  • That was-as it still is-the right thing to do. There should be contextualisation and interpretation should be positive. There are many positive ...
    ( By Dereck Darlong )
  • The powers which are the champions of eradicating terrorism, radicalism and extremism should at least first of all try to establish justice, all these ...
    ( By Salim Akhtar )
  • Compilation of the Quran 20 years after the Prophet's death was done by people who had no expertise either in compilation or editing. Chances of ...
    ( By Ghulam Faruki )
  • Hats Off, History belies what you say. The Muslims fought until the two imperial powers of the day were defeated and this was achieved in ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • GM Says: The distinction is just in your mind which sees morality as being somehow inextricably tied to religion. Morality simply refers to right conduct ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Jb Ghulam Mohiyuddin Sb and other reformists who desire some amendments or modifications are born a little about 1400 years late. Had they been ...
    ( By Raihan Nezami )
  • * I cannot be tolerant to Kashmiri terrorist.'
    ( By Manzurul Haque )
  • As an Indian, I cannot agree with much of the list of Jn Mohiyuddin sb. I cannot be intolerant to Kashmiri terrorist. The govt ...
    ( By Manzurul Haque )
  • Aayina: Have you responded to my comment addressed to Mr. Ghosh regarding his opinion about Shariah Laws and common civil code? You have addressed to ...
    ( By Raihan Nezami )
  • Harun yahya explain all science related to Quran. Here nice joke when I was kid...
    ( By Aayina )
  • To Raihan Nezami, Just blaming BJP is not going to work, every political power structure through out history had remain business friendly and all other subject ...
    ( By Aayina )
  • Arabs were Jahil and Mohmmad paigamber came and united all tribes, but this tribe did not unite and still fighting, let's say Arabs are ...
    ( By Aayina )
  • what islam did to the peaceful bedouins is to make them into war-crazed zombies who over ran whatever came in their ruthless path.....
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  • Naseersaab, You are saying that your understanding of the Quran is the only true understanding and your support....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Naseersaab says, "I see a clear distinction between what any wise man has ever said on his own and what the scriptures speak."
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Sad to read about these stories. I wish BMMA all success.'
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Compilation of the Quran 20 years after the Prophet's death was done by people who had no expertise either in compilation.....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Sanjay Gosh Ji: Your BJP leaders even demand Shariah Laws to be implemented in India to punish the rapists. You are right, no need of ...
    ( By Raihan Nezami )
  • The main theme of this conference seems to be the immediate challenge from the extreme ideologies which have the socio-political legitimacy....
    ( By Ashok Sharma )
  • Hats Off, So a tribal society became the largest empire known to mankind until then in just 80 years and ruled the same for a thousand ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Hats Off, My comment on the interpreation by Ghazali is very specific and has nothing to do with technology.....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • When Islamic Sharia (The Quran & Sunnah )is medieval for you then just leave Islam. Islam doesn't need deviants....
    ( By Shahid Sayyidain )
  • Very relevant question...'
    ( By Vani Vinayak )
  • Indian Islamists are they prepared to accept Ulema demand Med.punishment ???? In the caseof Kerala many muslims willbe introuble ...
    ( By Sivasankaran P Nair )
  • Undoubtedly Shariah is Divine Jusy and Universal. The Ulemas should strongly demand IT's application on India's Muslims all aspects Cvil ...
    ( By Mohammed Shafi )
  • Answer is simple this civil law is envitable for all muslim like marriage. .inheritance. .etc.but regarding the criminal thngs ...
    ( By Haris Koodakkal )
  • No need to implement common civil code; just implement sharia criminal law for Muslims.'
    ( By Sanjay Ghosh )
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    Islam, Women and Feminism

    Sultan Shahin Raises Triple Talaq Issue at UNHRC, Asks Muslims to Engage In Serious Rethinking Of Islamic Theology and Bring It In Line With the Needs of 21st Century
    Sultan Shahin, Founding Editor, New Age Islam

    Mr. President,

    While the world’s attention is focused on violent extremism practised by a section of Muslims, gross violations of human rights are taking place in various Muslim societies in the name of religion. In a South East Asian country, the Arabic name of God is monopolised by Muslims. Non-Muslims using the traditional term Allah for God are punished. In a South Asian Muslim country thousands of Hindu and Christian girls, many under the age of 18, are abducted, forcibly converted to Islam, and then “married” to their abductors. In a Middle Eastern country, courts allow marriages of as small as 9-year-old girls and force them to consummate their “marriage” and live with their husbands. In my own country, India, Muslim husbands can utter the word talaq, meaning divorce, thrice in a row, and legally throw their wives out of their homes in less than a minute.

    While these are gross violations of human rights, they also amount to denigrating the religion of Islam. All these and many other similar social evils and criminal acts including terrorism are practiced as if they have been ordained by Islamic scriptures. This calls for deep introspection in the Muslim community. We Muslims should not allow our religion to be hijacked in this fashion.

    Mr. President, I would like to make a request, through you, to the representatives of Muslim countries in the Council. Dear Sirs, Madams, Please start a serious dialogue with theologians in your countries and ask them to open the gates of Ijtihad, the creative re-thinking. This was not only permitted, but ordained by God, in Islam’s primary scripture, the holy Quran, as no other Prophet was to come after Mohmmad (saw). We Muslims must revisit our theology in the light of the needs of the 21st century. We are not living in the 7th century and can neither fight those early battles nor organise our societies in that medieval fashion....

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    6.  Open Letter to Maulana Firangimahali: Why Do Moderate Ulema Stay Silent When Terrorists Claim - 'Islam Has Never Been A Religion Of Peace, Not Even For A Day'?

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    Ijtihad, Rethinking Islam

    Addressing the UNHRC at Geneva Sultan Shahin Question’s Contemporary Applicability of Contextual Verses of Quran Meant For 7th Century Wars and the Divinity of Hadith and Sharia
    Sultan Shahin, Founding Editor, New Age Islam

    Fifteen years after 9/11, the scourge of violent Islamist extremism has become even more complex and deadly. The alacrity with which 30,000 Muslims from around the world joined the so-called Islamic State’s war against humanity has puzzled many. How could a peaceful, pluralistic religion be subverted so easily to create inhuman monsters? Among many factors, social, economic, political, psychological, the one common factor is a brainwashing of vulnerable people on the basis of a supremacist, xenophobic, intolerant, exclusivist, totalitarian, Jihadi theology. 

    This is a blatant misuse of Islam, a spiritual path to salvation that teaches peace, pluralism, co-existence and good neighbourliness. But there has to be a reason why Jihadi ideology has gained acceptance; why fatwas issued by reputed moderate scholars are proving so ineffective? How are Jihadis able to create a 100 percent certainty in the minds of some Muslims that violence against innocent people, whom they consider infidel, will please God and lead them to Heaven?

    Clearly we Muslims need to rethink some basic features of our theology. Success of Jihadism lies in the fact that, at its core, the Jihadi theology is not very different from the consensus theology of all other schools of Islamic thought. Jihadists misuse the war-time verses of the holy Quran, as Muslims believe that all verses, regardless of the context, are of universal applicability. But most damaging for Islam and useful for Jihadism is the Doctrine of Abrogation whereby all peaceful Meccan verses are considered abrogated by the confrontational, war-time Medinan verses. Similarly the divinity attached to Hadith and Sharia and their universal applicability will have to be reconsidered by mainstream Islam, and not just to defeat Jihadism, but also to deal with many other issues including Human Rights of women, children and homosexuals....

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    3.  Islam Is Based On the Prophet's Mysticism, Honesty and Social Activism, Says Sultan Shahin in Pune: Muslims Should Strengthen These Spiritual Foundations of Islam and Not Fall Prey to Fascism

    4.  Do Muslims need to disassociate themselves from Salafi, Wahhabi ideologies of permanent war with non-Muslims and moderate Muslims? A New Age Islam debate

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    Islam, Women and Feminism

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    Islam and Sectarianism

    For The First Time, Saudi Arabia Is Being Attacked By both Sunni and Shia Leaders
    Robert Fisk

    Wahhabism’s most dangerous deviation, in the eyes of the Sunnis who met in Chechenya, is that it sanctions violence against non-believers, including Muslims who reject Wahhabi interpretation. Isis, al-Qaeda and the Taliban are the principal foreign adherents to this creed outside Saudi Arabia and Qatar...

    Islam, Women and Feminism

    First, is the Qur’an a patriarchal or misogynistic text? When I ask this question, “I am asking whether it represents God as Father/male or teaches that God has a special relationship with males or that males embody divine attributes and that women are by nature weak, unclean, or sinful. Further, does it teach that the father/husband is divinely ordained and an earthly continuation of God’s Rule, as religious and traditional patriarchies claims?....

     
    Current Affairs

    Remain the Larger Nation: Throwing Out Actors, Hating an Entire People Is Small and Reductionist
    Saba Naqvi

    I was surprised and touched to see that the opening ceremony of the festival included a dance-drama called “Tagore”. Gurudev’s poem “Where the Mind is Without Fear” was recited to a dance, included in which was a rendition of Gandhiji’s favourite Bhajan, Raghupati Raghav Rajaram, Patita Paavana Sitaram, Ishwar Allah Tero Naam …We have a painful history and a troubled present, but we must never give up on the high moral ground. We must remain the larger nation...

     
    Islam and Spiritualism

    The Purpose of Life from an Islamic Perspective
    Sheima Sumer

    Working for peace among people is a great deed that is better than charity, fasting and prayer. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said:  “Do you know what is better than charity and fasting and prayer? It is keeping peace and good relations between people, as quarrels and bad feelings destroy mankind.”...

    The War Within Islam

    World of Islam Failing People of Syria
    Ayaz Amir

    They claim to be leaders of that mystical concept with no basis in reality, the Ummah. Far from displaying the wisdom that should come with this pretended role, they have stoked the fires of conflict across an arc stretching from Libya to Yemen, with the Syrian civil war the starkest testimony of the fecklessness and narrow vision guiding the wayward destinies of the world of Islam....

     
    Urdu Section

    If Sharia Is Divine, Why Don’t Ulema Demand  اگر شریعت آسمانی وحیِ الہی ہے تو کیوں علماء مسلمان مردوں کے لئے کوڑے مارنے اور سر قلم کرنے جیسی سزا کا مطالبہ نہں  کرتے؟
    Sultan Shahin, Founding Editor, New Age Islam

    میں 45 سال سے اردو اخبارات پڑھ رہا ہوں۔ میں نے یہ پایا ہے کہ اگر چہ مسلمان مسلسل نام نہاد مسلم پرسنل لاء کے لئے لڑ ر ہے ہیں جو انہیں خواتین کے ساتھ ایک کمتر مخلوق جیسا سلوک کرنے کی اجازت دیتا ہے، لیکن میں نے کبھی یہ نہیں سنا کہ کبھی کسی مسلمان نے مسلمانوں کے لیے اسلامی فوجداری قوانین نافظ کرنے کا مطالبہ کیا ہو۔ اگر شریعت اتنی ہی اہم ہے اور  اگر یہ ہمارے ایمان کا اتنا ہی اہم حصہ ہے تو پھر یہ دوہرا معیار کیوں؟ شراب نوشی کے علاوہ، دوسرے تمام جرائم (جو قرآن مجید میں مذکور ہیں اور جنہیں خدا کے خلاف ایک جرم سمجھاجاتا ہے) کی سزا قطع عضو ہے، کوڑے مارنا ہے اور سر قلم کرنا ہے۔ کسی کے ذہن میں یہ بات آ سکتی ہے کہ کم از کم وہ مسلمان جو شریعت پرعمل کرنے کے اتنے پابند ہیں، اور تمام علماء جو شریعت کو آسمانی وحی الہی مانتے ہیں وہ مکمل طور پر شریعت کے نفاذ کا مطالبہ کریں گے۔ اس لیے کہ کیوں شریعت کے صرف اس حصے پر عمل کیا جائے جن سے خواتین کو محکوم بنائے رکھنے میں انہیں مدد ملتی ہے اور شریعت کے اس حصے کو چھوڑ دیا جائے جس سے قرون وسطی کی ان سخت ترین سزاؤں کا نفاظ لازم آتا ہے جن کی وضاحت قرآن و حدیث میں کر دی گئی ہے۔تین طلاق یا ایک ہی نشست میں طلاق برطانیہ کے ذریعہ مسلمانوں کے لئے قائم کردہ پرسنل لاء سے نکلنے والی برائیوں میں سے ایک ہے۔ شاید ہی ہندوستان میں کوئی بھی مسلمان قرآن کی تعلیمات پر مبنی تین حیض پر محیط تین مراحل پر مبنی طلاق کے اصول پر عمل کرتا ہو۔

     


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    Muslims and Islamophobia

    The fact that the deniers are rejecting the revelations given to Muhammad and insist on following what their ancestors had followed; means the rejecters are referring to pre-Quranic ancestors who are referred in the Book as of Jahiliya –of paganism. And so, the rejecters who insisted on following them voluntarily wish to remain as pagans as well.  In simple terms, the Book classifies such people as the first order of Kaafir- the rejecters who having given the message, consciously reject it outright. They are the least dangerous as they only turn ‘enemies’ when they take arms against the Muslims……

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    The role of indoctrination in propelling individuals to take recourse to self killing need not be overemphasized.  But what is the role of human will in the   calculus. We see so many young boys, and in some cases even girls, blowing themselves for what they call safeguarding or furthering their faith Indoctrination is an expertise and it has the capacity to totally transform the mind. Where there are young, immature but fertile minds doctrinaires can turn them into breeding soil for virulent emotions.......

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    In Search Of the Pillars of Islam
    Naseer Ahmed, New Age Islam

    The Siddiqin are mentioned ahead of the Shuhuda and must therefore rank higher than the Shuhuda. Who are the Siddiqin? They are not simply people who speak the truth because the Shuhuda also speak only the truth. They are the sincere and active seekers of the truth. The prophets were sincere seekers of the truth and this word is used to describe several of the prophets including Ibrahim (AS), Yusuf (AS), Idris (AS) and Mariam. The Prophets are also Shuhuda. While all prophets are Siddiq as well as Shuhuda, obviously not all Siddiq can also be called Shuhuda and vice versa. All Shuhuda are Siddiq but not necessarily to the required extent to be called Siddiq and vice versa.

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    Can Sufism Sanitize Our Planet
    Moin Qazi, New Age Islam

    The Sufi ideal is to combine the inner and outer life to be active in the world, for example, as an economist or a politician, and at the same time to be inspired by attuning to the divine ideal. The important thing is the balance between these two aspects of like so that the inner light can motivate and shine through worldly activities. Sufism is the message of digging out that water-like life which has been buried by the impressions of this material life. There is an English phrase: a lost soul. But the soul is not lost; it is only buried. When it is dug out divine life bursts forth like a spring. Where is God to be found? ....

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    Writing at the turn of the 13th century, Amir Khusro was just one of many Sufi saints to espouse the notion of love as the ultimate human emotion – the essence of one’s connection with Allah. From Al Ghazali to Rumi, Hafez to Bulleh Shah, sufism has had an impact on the practice of Islam across the Muslim world throughout the centuries.

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    Naseer Ahmed, New Age Islam

    Who Are The Witnesses Or The Shuhada?
    Naseer Ahmed, New Age Islam

    After the age of the Prophet, the age of his companions and the generation after them are regarded as authentic periods of Islamic history. The very same manner of referring to people who had been slain in the path of God as Maqtul Fi Sabil Allah continued to be followed in this period, too. But after this period, a change gradually emerged in the use of the term Shahadah, in the same way as changes began being made in the understanding of several other Islamic teachings, so much so that Muslims almost forgot that the term Shahadah meant Dawah and instead began to use the word as synonymous with martyrdom......

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    Jirga Demands Repatriation of Sipah Tribe to Native Areas

    Daesh Bigger Threat than Qaeda: COAS

    Pioneer of Suicide Attacks, Saifur Rehman Saifi, Dies in Blast

    Europe

    Erdogan’s ‘Anti-Terrorism’ Rally in France Draws Thousands

    Thousands Visit German Mosques Open Day

    Mideast

    Israel Bars Palestinians from Entering Jerusalem Old City

    Yemen's Defense Ministry Confirms Repelling Saudi Aggression on Bab Al-Mandab

    Tens of Terrorists Killed In Clashes with Yemeni Popular Forces

    Africa

    Tunisia Joining US-Led Coalition against Daesh

    Boko Haram Targets Islam Cleric’s Son for Converting to Christianity

    Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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    Ijtihad, Rethinking Islam

    Reform In Islam: Is It Possible?
    Gökhan Bacik

    This debate reduces to a linguistic one, at some point. Though “reform” is rejected, the Islamic tradition itself has its own words, such as ihya (revival) and tajdid (renewal). So reformists can shelter under these words to avoid censure from the radicals. The term tajdid has a particularly strong religious legitimacy.

    Islamic Society

    In Mecca I Saw Little Of Islam’s Compassion, But A Lot Of Saudi Arabia’s Neglect
    Sabreena Razaq Hussain

    With 2 million people gathered in one small city for the hajj, some discomfort was to be expected. And putting up with it was, I initially thought, an opportunity to exercise the patience so very valued by our faith of Islam and in the holiest of cities. So we marched on hopefully.

    Spiritual Meditations

    The Importance of Spiritually-Enriching Company
    Yoginder Sikand, New Age Islam

    Being in, and benefitting from, the presence of someone who seems a transformed person in many respects is a truly amazing experience. Sometimes, simply being with someone who exudes positivity and compassion can itself be a transformative experience without him or her having to utter even a single word. This importance of Suhbat or Sangat, spiritually-enriching company, is something that various spiritual traditions give great stress on.....

    Islamic World News

    ISIS Man Tweets Pictures of Majeed, Twitter Suspends Account
    Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour

    India

    ISIS Man Tweets Pictures of Majeed, Twitter Suspends Account

    Muslims Banned From Mandvi Garbas

    South Asia

    Urgent Air Support Sought as Taliban Surround 200 Soldiers in Afghanistan

    Taliban Planned To Bring Mullah Mansour to Kundoz

    Southeast Asia

    Malaysia Not Just For Malays, But For Muslims, Says Hard-Line Islamist Group Hizbut Tahrir

    Bomb-Making Lab Seized; Syrian and Filipino Partner Nabbed

    Arab World

    Russia Strikes ISIS Stronghold Raqqa in Syria, US-Led Coalition Warns Of Escalation

    Jordan MP’s Son Carried out Iraq Suicide Bombing Claims Daesh

    ISIL Terrorists Fleeing Raqqa after Russian Airstrikes

    Army Repels Terrorists' Attack on Deir Ezzur Military Airport

    Africa

    Boko Haram strikes in Abuja, kills 20 in Kuje, Nyany

    Pakistan

    Two Pakistani Men Caught Trying To Go To Syria to Join Islamic State

    Zaid Hamid Returns To Pakistan after KSA Arrest

    IED Blast in Mohmand Kills One, Injures Two

    Mideast

    Khamenei Demands Muslim World Probe Haj Stampede

    Iran, Arab League Discuss Regional Developments

    Europe

    One of World’s Oldest Quran Goes On Display In UK

    Medvedev: Military Mission in Syria Protects Russians from Terrorism

    North America

    Putin in Syria out of weakness to help crumbling Assad: Obama

    Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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    Radical Islamism and Jihad
    Open Letter to Maulana Firangimahali: Why Do Moderate Ulema Stay Silent When Terrorists Claim - 'Islam Has Never Been A Religion Of Peace, Not Even For A Day'?
    Sultan Shahin, Founding Editor, New Age Islam

    I didn’t see you questioning the notorious tele-evangelist Dr. Zakir Naik when he said: “all Muslims should be terrorists” or when he said: “Quran allows Muslims to have sex with female slaves.” Indeed, you all kept quiet when Naik made hateful remarks like the following: “People in the west eat pork and hence behave like pigs. Pigs are the only animals in the world that invite their friends to have sex with their partners. Westerners also do the same.” Naik has made insulting other religions in the guise of comparative study or interfaith dialogue his speciality. But I find almost the entire fraternity of Muslim ulema coming out in his defence when it was discovered that his discourse inevitably inspired several people around the world who took to the path of terrorism.

    Worst of all, you and all other ulema kept quiet when Maulana Abdul Aleem Islahi of Hyderabad asked Muslims to pray for the Islamic State. In a press release available online he said: “Condemnation of their (Islamic State’s) action may not be called sagacity and will be considered against the spirit of Islam. … they have tried to fulfil the dream of a large section of Muslims and their determination has infused a new life into the concept of Caliphate. Their announcement (of caliphate) has surpassed Maulana Abul Kalam Azad and Maulana Abul Ala Maududi’s powerful writings and speeches about Caliphate and has realized the concept practically. …..

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