• The Third Most Important Usul-Al-Hadith Let us examine the language of the Hadith that is the subject of the article: It has been narrated on the ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • It is not true that the women went about topless with their breasts uncovered. The command is for the head dress....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • GM sb, your comment is offensive and uncalled for and does not deserve any other response except the response I gave.
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Your comment GM sb, shows your lack of knowledge of the Prophet (pbuh) and the Prophets in general and Allah. There are numerous instances where ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • It amazes me that you have still not understood that the state of being supreme or enjoying supremacy in any....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • GM sb, You are denying your own definition! And in a previous comment you called me a liar for saying that you are pretending ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • “But then we must also ask what if the Quran had actually mandated the wearing of the veil or the Burqa?”....
    ( By Rashid Samnakay )
  • There is nothing like interfaith, it's always interfaith superiority to be proven, especially....
    ( By Aayina )
  • Naseer sb., You are trying to evade the issue by calling that comment my "definition...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Naseer sb., Your abusive comment did not respond at all to what I had said....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Naseer sb., Who gave you the right to decide what is true dharma and what is false.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Naseer sb. asks, "who do you think made up the story and why?" Saying that our Prophet wanted ....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Good to see Iranian women shedding their veils. It is time men stopped dictating to women what to wear.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • ماشاء اللہ بہت خوب..
    ( By عبد الماجد )
  • @Nassar sb, I read your comment and have known your ideas.
    ( By Kaniz Fatma )
  • Ms Kaniz Fatm, Almost every sunni Muslim in India is a Hanafi and a Muqallid. So, what you say is understandable. Every.....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • @Miss KF, Comment 1 The early Muslims- companions [al-sahaba] and their followers and successors [tabiu’n] (Allah be pleased with all of them),....
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • Let us go by your definition of the verse: “4:34 is not about disloyalty or adultery. It is about obedience and disobedience. It is .....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • What is the point to be university students if they rebel against the authority that Allah has given to rulers? They who rebel against ...
    ( By zuma )
  • GM sb is stalking me in five different threads with nothing worthwhile to say. The windbag has infinite capacity to go on arguing ad infinitum ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • The old fool fails to notice that unless Dharma is defined as the religion of Allah, it is meaningless. What is ....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • who do you think made up the story and why? '
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • @Naseer sb, Sorry I am a Hanafi Muslima. Our learned jurists were honest and pious and they were ....
    ( By Kaniz Fatma )
  • Quran demands Muslims to obey rulers: Chapter 4 The Women سورة النساء - An-Nisa:. .
    ( By zuma )
  • They are well educated women and see it as a form of empowerment says the heading....
    ( By Rashid Samnakay )
  • Naseer sb. has been using deception to make 4:34 look good and he again tries to justify it and goes on to a totally irrelevant.....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Naseer sb., You have cleverly avoided responding to my comment. Why? Please respond to: "Naseer sb. says, "Verse....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Naseer sb., after making a fool of himself on the question of supremacism, is now resorting to personal abuse to divert....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Naseer sb. says a debaser only debases himself. That is good advice for him to follow himself. But. .
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Do we need God to tell us how to distribute our inheritance? What did he give us our brains for?
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Excellent article! The U.S. has gone too far in its anti-Palestinian policies, especially....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • A well deserved success story! We need more Yasins.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Welcone back, Yunus sahib! Excellent article both from the point of view of the analysis of the problem and in recommending corrective measures..
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • This is very good and worth reading article. His language and civilized and scholarly style of writing is praiseworthy.
    ( By Kaniz Fatma )
  • Accurate observations in true sense! Religious discourses should provide space for rationality to exist....
    ( By Meera )
  • Comment 3 پھر علامہ حامد رضا حجۃ الاسلام مزید رقمطراز ہی...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • I refuse to believe that the gentleman in question genuinely thinks that girls should not go to .....
    ( By Imran Mohammed )
  • COMMENT 2 پھر علامہ حامد رضا رحمہ اللہ فرماتے ہیں : تو اس سلسلہ ہدایت رب العزت کا قائم فرمایا ہوا ....
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • Ms Kaniz Fatma, In the Prophet’s (pbuh) time, the Quran was well-understood....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Without using Quran to interpret, weird teaching can derive from hadith alone....
    ( By zuma )

    Islam and Spiritualism

    There are groups of people who fall in the category of the exalted. These groups shall be blessed with Allah (SwT)’s mercy and shall be immensely rewarded. Those who fast fall in this category, as ordained: ‘’Muslim men and Muslim women, believing men and believing women, obedient men and obedient women, truthful men and truthful women, patient men and patient women, humble men and humble women, ....

    The War Within Islam

    Yemen was poor and vulnerable before the war: It depended on imports for 80 percent of basic grains and suffered severe water shortages. Today, three-quarters of the country’s 28 million people suffer food insecurity, including 8.4 million who are wholly dependent on food aid to survive. Some 50,000 children died of hunger and related causes last year alone, according to the humanitarian group Save the Children. One million people have cholera — the world’s largest such epidemic in a half-century....


    Islam and the West

    Mr Trump’s political rise coincided with an increase in hate crimes against Muslims in the United States—though this trend could have been caused by factors other than the president’s rhetoric. According to figures from the FBI, racially-motivated incidents against Muslims doubled from 2014 to 2016....


    Urdu Section

    وزیر اعلیٰ محبوبہ مفتی نے پر امید ہو کر یہ ٹویٹ کیا ہے کہ عسکریت پسندوں کو جلد ہی معلوم ہو جائے گا کہ ‘‘ان کی سرگرمیاں لاحاصل ہیں’’ ، اور دونوں ڈی جی ایم او کی جانب سے سرحد پر جنگ بندی کے فیصلے کو برقرار رکھے جانے کا استقبال کرتے ہوئے انہوں نے کہا کہ۔ "اس سے قرب و جوار میں رہنے والوں کو کافی راحت ملی ہے۔ ہماری سرحدوں پر امن ایک بڑے پیمانے پر مفاہمت کے لئے سب سے پہلا اور لازمی قدم ہے اور مجھے یقین ہے کہ یہ مسلسل جاری رہے گا......"


    Hindi Section
    Is Violence the Only Way Out  क्या हिंसा ही अंतिम रास्ता है?
    Mushtaq Ul Haq Ahmad Sikander, New Age Islam
    Is Violence the Only Way Out क्या हिंसा ही अंतिम रास्ता है?
    Mushtaq Ul Haq Ahmad Sikander, New Age Islam

    जम्मू व कश्मीर में बंदूक का इस्तेमाल कोई नई बात नहीं हैl राज्य और सरकार सहित विभिन्न जामातें और संगठन अपने उद्देश्य को हासिल करने के लिए इसका इस्तेमाल करती आ रही हैंl 1931 से ही सशस्त्र बागी जमातें कश्मीर की राजनीति का हिस्सा रही हैंl डोगरा सशस्त्र जमातों नें १९४७ में जब की पुरे उपमहाद्वीप भारत में आग लगी हुई थीl लगभग तीन हज़ार मुसलामानों को क़त्ल किया थाl 1947 से ले कर अब तक कई सशस्त्र संगठन हिंसा के इस्तेमाल से हुकूमत को ताखत और ताराज करने और अपने राजनीतिक उद्देश्यों को हासिल करने की कोशिश कर चुकी हैंl


    Islamic Society
    Darul Qazas or Sharia Courts: Why both must be Opposed?
    Arshad Alam, New Age Islam
    Darul Qazas or Sharia Courts: Why both must be Opposed?
    Arshad Alam, New Age Islam

    It must be underlined though that equating this with something like a Sharia court is clearly a misnomer. Courts have the ‘power’ to adjudicate over issues; the Darul-Qaza will have no such power and as such will be more like arbitration councils. To be fair to the AIMPLB, such quasi-judicial bodies do exist in other communities, such as the Khap Panchayats in Western Uttar Pradesh and Haryana. In some tribal areas, these bodies even have legal recognition. Thus, the establishment of Darul Qaza may well within be the ambit of law. Demanding for a ban on Darul Qazas while remaining silent on Khaps is clearly hypocritical. It should also be understood that Darul Qazas have been functioning in this country since at least 1972....

    Islam, Women and Feminism

    To test the extent to which Islam itself influences a woman’s educational attainment, the researchers examined factors in Muslim communities that might play a role, such as the degree of gender discrimination in a country’s family laws, the percentage of its population that is Muslim and the share of Muslims who reported religion is very important to them. The study finds that none of these elements had a significant impact on the results.....


    Islamic World News

    Assam Citizenship Issue: Jamiat Delegation Meets NSA Ajit Doval and Home Secretary

    120 Countries at UN Condemn Israel over Gaza Violence

    Israeli Lethal Force in Gaza May Be War Crime: Human Rights Watch

    How Can a Commando Be So Afraid To Return Home: Pak SC to Musharraf


    Arab World

    Islamic State executes 30 members in Syria, near borders with Iraq


    Two Muslim men lynched in Jharkhand for stealing cattle


    How seven World Cup squads have prepared during Ramadan


    Yemen war: Fighting rages over vital port of Hudaydah


    Election Commission of Pakistan urged to provide safety to transgender candidates

    South Asia

    Former Maldives President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom jailed for 19 months

    Afghan forces fully prepared to respond if ceasefire breached: Danish


    Al-Qaida’s Mali branch releases video of 2 female hostages

    Southeast Asia

    Ramadan helps to heal the wounds in war-ravaged Philippine city

    Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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    Islam, Women and Feminism

    Iranian Human Rights Lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh Arrested

    BJP Leaders Converge At Naqvi’s Iftar Party For Muslim Women

    Noura Al-Otaibi, Driven By A Passion To Empower Women, Identifies Ways To Succeed In Life

    Peace without Borders Announces First Saudi Peace Ambassador, Dr. Sumaya Al-Nasser

    BJP MLA’s Advice To Women: Produce Sanskari Kids Or Remain Infertile

    Pakistan Student, Khadija Siddiqui, 23, Stabbed 23 Times Fights To See Her Attacker Jailed

    US Arrests Israeli National, Waheba Issa Dais, Who Coached ISIS Attackers Online

    Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


    Islam, Women and Feminism

    Rape victim Mukhtaran Mai who dared to report the crime despite her rural background could not get justice either. A three-member-bench of the court acquitted the accused in 2011 for ‘lack of evidence’. She pursued the case for nine years, but our broken justice system could not provide her relief. She is among the numerous Pakistani women (Benazir Bhutto, Asma Nawab, Aasia Bibi to name a few) who were failed by Pakistan’s criminal justice system.....

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    Radical Islamism and Jihad
    Defeating Islamism and Jihadism: Evolve a New Theology of Peace, Pluralism and Gender justice, Sultan Shahin asks Muslim States at UNHRC in Geneva
    Sultan Shahin, Founding Editor, New Age Islam

    A War on Terror has been raging for 17 years now but we are no closer to defeating Islamist terror. Jihadism continues to attract Muslim youth. This is because the world has not paid enough attention to the ideology of Islamism and Jihadism.

    Mainstream Muslims have considered Islam a spiritual path to salvation, one of the many. Islam aims at reforming society for a peaceful, harmonious, pluralist existence. However, due to certain historical factors, the theology and jurisprudence of Islam that evolved in the 8th and 9th centuries (CE), present Islam as a political, totalitarian ideology of supremacism, xenophobia, intolerance and gender discrimination. It is this theology of violence, exclusivism and world-domination that is taught in madrasas and sustains Islamism. But despite the Islamist violence against peaceful Muslims and non-Muslims alike, the community is still not focussed on the need for evolving a counternarrative of Islam.

     It is imperative that Muslim countries that have signed the UN Charter look into the issue urgently and work towards developing a new theology of peace, pluralism and gender justice. While several countries like Morocco and now Saudi Arabia appear to be moving in this direction, the one country that has made a solid contribution is Turkey. In a decade-long exercise 100 Turkish scholars have managed to limit the number of authentic ahadith to just 1600, out of over 10,000, and provide each hadith with context and suitable interpretation. This book of authentic Hadith has been provided to all mosques in Turkey but I hope it is made available to the global Muslim community in their own languages as soon as possible.

    Allama Iqbal, a poet-philosopher of the South Asian sub-continent had called for the reconstruction of religious thought in Islam almost a hundred years ago. Let us at least start working on it now....

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