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    Islam, Women and Feminism

    I'm British Muslim, and I like Wearing the Hijab
    Shaista Aziz

    If there is one positive outcome of Brexit - and there are not many given the rise in bigotry I've seen and the increase in reported hate crimes - it's that we don't have to follow the ban. When questioned about whether Britain will adopt a similar rule, Prime Minister Theresa May reiterated her support for the right of women to dress how they chose. In trying to figure out how Britain is different from Europe, I concede that Europe has gone down the rabbit hole, pushing identity politics onto Muslim women by obsessing over our wardrobes.....

    Spiritual Meditations

    I Came So Close To Taking My Own Life Again, That I Knew It Was Time to Change Things
    Khadija Abdelhamid

    I want you to remember you are very, very special and there isn’t anybody in this world that could ever replace you, your talents and most importantly, your story. Your story is your armour, your strength and your message to the world and you should never ever allow someone else’s opinion of you become your reality...

    Middle East Press

    After London, Where Do We Go From Here?: New Age Islam's Selection, 25 March 2017

    Will More Repression Scare Away Terrorism?

    By Mohammed Nosseir

    Syria: Six Years Of An Orphaned Revolt

    By Eyad Abu Shakra

    Arabs and the Threat of Polarization

    By Radwan Al-Sayed

    The Middle East’s Role In Turkey-EU Relations

    By Sinem Cengiz

    Turkish Diplomacy Full Of Surprises

    By Serkan Demirtas

    US Expects Allies to Pick up the Pieces after ISIL

    By Joe Macaron

    Trump Team's Bid To Reverse Mistake of Withdrawing From Iraq

    By Abdulrahman Al-Rashed

    The Complications in Yemen

    By Maria Dubovikova

    Compiled By New Age Islam Edit Bureau

    Hindi Section

    Are ISIS, Taliban and Al-Qaeda Kahrijite Organisations? (Part-2)  क्या आइएसआइएस, तालिबान और अलक़ायदा  खवारिज हैं? (भाग- २)
    Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi, New Age Islam

    फ़ितना ए खवारिज का प्रारम्भ इस्लाम की पहली सदी में आकाए दो जहाँ सल्लल्लाहू अलैहि वसल्लम की शान में ज़ुल खुवैसरा तमीमी नामक गुस्ताख़ की गुस्ताखी से हुआ। हज़रत अबू सईद खुदरी रदि अल्लाहु अन्हु बयान करते हैं कि एक बार पैगम्बर सल्लल्लाहु अलैहि वसल्लम माले ग़नीमत बांट रहे थे कि अब्दुल्लाह बिन जिल खुवैसरा तमीमी आया और कहने लगा: "ऐ अल्लाह के रसूल! न्याय से काम लीजिए।" आप ने फरमाया: "तुम्हारी खराबी! यदि मैं न्याय न करूंगा तो और कौन करेगा?" हजरत उमर रदि अल्लाहु अन्हु नें अर्ज़ किया: "मुझे अनुमति दें कि उसकी गर्दन उड़ा दूं।" आप ने फरमाया: "इसे छोड़ दीजिए। इसके ऐसे साथी हैं कि आप में से कोई व्यक्ति, उनकी नमाज़ के मुकाबले में अपनी नमाज़ को हकीर समझेगा और अपने रोज़े को उनके रोज़े से कमतर समझेगा। ये लोग दीन से ऐसे निकल जाएंगे जैसे तीर शिकार से निकल जाता है और उसके पंखों को देखा जाए तो कुछ पता नहीं होता है। फिर उस (तीर के) फल को देखा जाए तो पता नहीं चलता है (कि यह शिकार के अंदर से हो कर गुजरा है) हालांकि वह खून और गोबर से होकर गुजरा है। उनकी निशानी होगी कि उनमें एक ऐसा व्यक्ति होगा जिसका एक हाथ या एक छाती, औरत के स्तन की तरह होगी। या फरमाया कि मांस के लोथड़े की तरह होगी और हिलती होगी। यह लोगों में गृहयुद्ध के समय निकलेंगे”|

    Urdu Section

    Muslims Need To Reclaim Their Spiritual Values -6  زوال بندۂ مؤمن کا بے زری سے نہیں
    Misbahul Huda, New Age Islam

    اقبال کہتا ہے کہ مجھے اس بات سے انکار نہیں ہے کہ مرتے ہوئے شخص کے قریب سورہ یٰسین کی تلاوت کرنے سے اس کی جان آسانی کے ساتھ نکلتی ہے،  بلکہ میرا رونا تو اس بات کا ہے کہ تو ذہنی اور فکری طور پر اس قدر پسماندگی کا شکار ہوا کہ تو اگر قرآن سے کچھ تلاش کر سکا تو موت کو ہی تلاش کر سکا اور قرآن سے کچھ سیکھا بھی تو وہ مرنے کا سلیقہ سیکھا؟ جس قرآن سے تم نےمرنے کی سہولت تلاش کر لی اسی قرآن سے جینے کا سلیقہ بھی سیکھ لیا ہوتا۔  قرآن کے دامن میں علم و حکمت کی جو روشنیاں ہیں اور قرآن کے حرف حرف میں حیات کے جو اصول پوشیدہ ہیں کاش کہ ان سے نور حاصل کر کے  ہم اپنی زندگی کو سنوارنے کی کوشش کرتے تو ہماری زندگی میں ذلت و رسوائی اور بے بسی و بے کسی کا ماتم نہ ہوتا بلکہ ہماری زندگی میں بہاریں ہی بہاریں ہوتیں۔

    Islam, Women and Feminism

    It is unfortunate that in modern India, triple Talaq continues. Here, it is permitted under the Muslim Personal Law (Sharia) Application Act, 1937, wherein, in matters of personal disputes, the state cannot intervene and a religious authority will instead pass judgements. But, is this practice part of the basic tenets of Islam? Many Muslim-majority countries including neighbouring Pakistan and Bangladesh, have outlawed the system. Turkey and Cyprus have adopted secular family laws; Tunisia, Algeria and the Malaysian State of Sarawak do not recognise a divorce pronounced outside a court of law. And in Iran, triple Talaq doesn’t have validity under the Shia law....

    Books and Documents

    Social and Political Issues Facing Muslims Living in the West

    He also sees value in Western secularism, explaining that “Muslim Westerners have understood that when secularism and religious neutrality are not instrumentalised by ideologues or intellectuals or political trends opposed to any presence of religion, they guarantee religious pluralism in Western societies and protect their legitimate rights.”...

    Islamic World News

    Canada Lawmakers Pass Anti-Islamophobia Motion

    I’ll Keep Up ‘Nazi’ Taunts If I’m Called ‘Dictator’, Says Turkish President

    British Muslims raise over £12,000 for Westminster attack victims in less than 15 hours

    Kalash, Swastika Adorn Muslim Wedding Invite in Ballia Village

    North America

    US Lawmakers Urge the Need to Stand Up Against Hate Crimes


    Turkey Refuses To Join US-Led Offensive on ISIS-Held Raqqa If Kurds Involved


    World leaders stand with Britain after London attack


    Will Not Let Babri Masjid Come Up Anywhere In India: VHP


    Pakistan Hosts Afghan Taliban Leaders for Peace Talks

    Document Reveals Gillani Authorised Haqqani to Issue Visas to Americans

    Arab World

    Muslim World Condemns Wednesday’s Terror Attack in London

    Aleppo: Syrian Army Establishes Military Control over Deir Hafer

    South Asia

    Bangladesh Wants UN to Recognise 1971 Genocide

    Southeast Asia

    Police Fire Tear Gas on Muslims Protesting Church in Bekasi


    Egypt’s Former President Mubarak Walks Free for First Time in Six Years

    Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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    Islam, Women and Feminism

    Trolls Shamed For Calling Terrified Muslim Woman a ‘Monster’

    Islamic Cleric's Antipathy to Marriage Law Reform Irks Women

    Legality of Muslim Marriage A Religious, Human Rights Issue - Divorcee

    The First Muslim Woman to Play Wearing a Hijab in the NCAA Speaks At MU

    Private-Sector Jobs for Saudi Women up by 145%

    Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

    Islam and Politics
    UP Elections: Sowed Someone Else, Reaped Someone Else?
    Syed Mansoor Agha, Tr. New Age Islam

    UP Elections: Sowed Someone Else, Reaped Someone Else?
    Syed Mansoor Agha

    We are not safe from this weakness. Mr. Gandhi had sensed this weakness of Muslims and succeeded in gaining their sympathy by provoking their emotions for such an issue that had nothing to do with India in any part of history. Our elders participating in the caliphate movement might not sense it that the European invasion against the Ottoman caliphate would not be stopped by their holding conference or marching on the Indian streets. What a political wisdom had he have? He became such a national leader with no membership of congress, but after all no decision could be made without him.....

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    Islamic Society

    A Call To American / Global Muslim Leaders To Search Their Souls And Lead Their Youth To Become Good Global Citizens With The Turn Of Events In The Wake Of The Recent Travel Ban
    Muhammad Yunus, New Age Islam

    Coming to the crux of the matter, the Muslim leadership must take lesson from the Christians and non-Muslims who are protesting against the travel ban on their behalf since the signing of the Executive Order just a few days ago. They are taking to streets, flocking the airports, carrying banners against the ban and giving speeches with fury and passion to show their solidarity with the Muslims. Therefore, the Muslim leadership worldwide must take any instance of a terror attack against the non-Muslims very seriously, organise massive protest rallies condemning and outlawing terrorism, and showing their deep concern for and solidarity with the victims and offering mass prayers for the them. ...

    Islamic Ideology
    How Islamic Are ‘Islamic’ Blasphemy Laws?
    Sultan Shahin, Founding Editor, New Age Islam

    How Islamic Are ‘Islamic’ Blasphemy Laws?
    Sultan Shahin, Founding Editor, New Age Islam

    Regardless of any justification for Blasphemy laws in Muslim countries, common sense suggests that they can only be applied to Muslims. Otherwise, the term blasphemy can be stretched to mean anyone who doesn’t believe Islam to be a true religion. But anti-Blasphemy laws are applied to non-Muslims in every Muslim country that has such laws. So ultimately the question is related to whether Muslims believe in freedom of religion. Clearly many don’t, except when they live in non-Muslim-majority countries.

    Although Quran, Islam’s foundational text, contains hundreds of verses asserting the legitimacy of other religions, a consensus in Islamic theology and jurisprudence has somehow emerged that other religions cannot be allowed to exist. Theologians cannot directly contradict the Quran by saying so, but this is the obvious implication of their doctrines of Jihad. Mainstream Islamic Theology and jurisprudence is completely based on a dichotomy between Muslim and Kafir. Kafirs have to be eventually eliminated from the world, either by persuasion or use of force. The only other option is they accept Muslim domination and accept the status of dhimmis (jizya-paying second class citizens).

    Islamic Ideology
    Can A Muslim Ever Be Anti-Semitic?
    Rashid Samnakay, New Age Islam

    For the Muslim nation as a whole, which considers Saudi Arabia, the cradle of Islam and the birth place of Messenger Muhammad, a samite, cannot by any stretch of imagination be branded as anti-Semitic. That would be thoroughly blasphemous. Therefore to say that Muslims, as followers of the faith Islam are anti-Semitic is compounding the felony since they, just as the Jews claim to be of the “nation of Ibrahim” because they follow the faith established by Aba Abraham, long before Moses and Muhammad were born....

    The War Within Islam

    Islamo-Fascism and Islam-Supremacism Feeding Islamophobia Worldwide: Sultan Shahin Tells UNHRC
    Sultan Shahin, Editor, New Age Islam

    Madame President,... But xenophobia, particularly in the form of Islamophobia, is growing in several European countries and partly feeds upon the flagrant violation of the human rights of religious minorities in several Muslim-majority countries. Petrodollar Islam has injected the poison of Islam-supremacism in Muslim societies worldwide.  Even exemplary moderate countries like Indonesia, Malaysia are now infected with this virus. But the worst case scenario is evolving in the only Muslim nuclear power, Pakistan. Jihadi vigilantes including members of security forces are hunting down and killing all those who oppose their version of Islam. The country is drowning in a sea of violence but civil society, media or elected parliamentarians dare not condemn the wanton killings in the name of Islam. -- Sultan Shahin, Editor, New Age Islam, addressing the United Nations Human Rights Council’s 16th session in Geneva on 22 March 2011 in the General Debate on Follow-up and implementation of the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action.

    Islamic Ideology
    The Holy Quran: A Myth, Miracle or Reality?
    Kazi Wadud Nawaz, New Age Islam

    The Holy Quran: A Myth, Miracle or Reality?
    Kazi Wadud Nawaz, New Age Islam

    Allah is Real, Life and death as divine process of Creation and Destruction is Real, Here-after and the Day of Judgment is Real, Angels, Satan, Heaven and Hell, Reward and Punishment all are Real. Amidst Current and Counter-Current of Creation, Revelation, Evolution, Death and Destruction whirling all around us, there is little scope of any conjecture or miracle in the Holy Quran....

    Islamic Society
    Unholy-ness Of the Language of Holy Scripture
    Rashid Samnakay, New Age Islam

    Most Holy Scriptures are believed by their followers to be the verbatim utterances of the Supreme Being- the God; annunciating ‘Truth’ by dictating it to His messengers. For Muslims, that being Allah, and the scripture Quran is the Kalaamullah- Logos, the word of God, and generally contended as being holy. However some verses of the Book itself, as understood from translations and comments, does not support this contention....

    Radical Islamism and Jihad
    Madrasas, Islamism and Terrorism
    Arshad Alam, New Age Islam

    Madrasas, Islamism and Terrorism
    Arshad Alam, New Age Islam

    The sophistication that is required for arms training and the knowledge that accompanies such training simply eludes a madrasa graduate. Within their madrasas they are too engrossed in literal textual hair splitting and in repeating a knowledge system which has absolutely no relationship with the present world. When an average madrasa graduate in India cannot locate USA on the world map, then it is too much to expect from him to be involved in the obliteration of America. When average madrasa graduate is taught that it is the Shia and the Ahmadias who are the enemies of Islam, then it is natural that their energy will be channelized in countering them rather than thinking about waging jihad against the Hindus....

    Ijtihad, Rethinking Islam

    If Sharia Is Divine, Why Don’t Ulema Demand Medieval Punishments Of Flogging, Amputation And Beheading For Muslims?
    Sultan Shahin, Founding Editor, New Age Islam

    The Muslim reaction to Javed Akhtar’s tweet can be summed up by what Khalid Yunus Ansari wrote in Pratap of 11 September: “There has never been any dearth of opportunists and traitors among Muslims. These people may appear intelligent and educated but are ignorant of Muslim mores. … A real Muslim is one who consciously and even sub-consciously believes in and follows Islamic Laws, someone who cannot even imagine finding fault with or challenging or violating any of them. Even imagining any fault with Muslim Laws is absolute kufr (disbelief), not to speak of expressing such thoughts.”

    I have been reading Urdu newspapers for 45 years. While Muslims have been constantly fighting for the so-called Muslim Personal Law which allows them to treat women as inferior beings, never have I come across any Muslim demand for being governed by Islamic criminal laws. If Sharia is so important, if it is such a vital part of our faith, then why this dichotomy? Except for drinking alcohol, punishments for all other hudud crimes (mentioned in the Quran, considered crimes against God) are to be amputation, flogging and beheading. One would have thought that at least those Muslims who are so particular about following Sharia, and, of course, all ulema who consider Sharia divine would demand the implementation of the entire Sharia. Why follow only the part that helps keep women subjugated and avoid those that may lead to severe medieval punishments specified by Quran and Hadees....

    Islam and Sectarianism

    Sectarianism: A Profound Ideological Crisis In The Indian Muslim Community
    Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, New Age Islam

    The founding editor of New Age Islam, Mr. Sultan Shahin has asked a pertinent question in his recent article:“Sectarian unity is certainly an admirable goal. The intention behind it, however, is also very important. Wahhabi-Deobandi and Sufi-Barelvi sects, who call each other kafir (infidel), are seeking to unite for some months now.  But towards what end?”

    Instead of a stage-show of the Barelwi-Deobandi truce, it was high time both Muslim sects’ clergy sincerely reflected on the prevailing sectarian psyche plagued with extremist thoughts. An objective observation reveals that not only the Deobandi-Wahhabi clergy but a section of the present-day Barelwi ulema have also fanned the fire of religious extremism among the country’s gullible Muslims.....

    Islam and Politics
    Deoband- Bareilly Unity: Cosmetic and Dangerous
    Sultan Shahin, Founding Editor, New Age Islam

    Deoband- Bareilly Unity: Cosmetic and Dangerous
    Sultan Shahin, Founding Editor, New Age Islam

    As long as this Muslim-Kafir binary informs the consensus theology of ulema, it will be difficult for Muslims to live amicably with others. Temporary sectarian unity which could threaten permanent communal harmony is not the way forward. As Muslims, we need to not only bridge our internal divides, but also stop thinking in terms of Kafir and Momin. We cannot survive as Muslims in the 21st century multicultural world with our antiquated notions of supremacy and separatism....

    Islamic Society

    Why Blasphemy Laws in Pakistan and Indonesia Must be Repealed
    Arshad Alam, New Age Islam

    Analysts say that it is understandable that these things are happening in Pakistan. After all the country was made in the name of Islam; so it is a natural outcome that Islam will pay an important role in the public sphere. But then similar things are happening in Indonesia, a country whose tolerance and democracy was touted as the role model for Muslim countries the world over. The world’s most populous Muslim country with mid boggling diversity in terms of ethnicity, religions and languages is today falling prey to the same rhetoric making Islam the only standard against which all other religious and secular traditions must be judged and evaluated.....

    Letter to the Editor

    New Year For Islam Or For Judaism Is Something Different; No Doubt Also For A Number Of Other Faith Traditions
    Canon Alan Amos, New Age Islam

    “This new enemy is not a person or a place, it isn’t a country; it is a pure and fearsome ire as widespread as some raw element like fire. I can’t sensibly declare war on fire, or reasonably pretend that it lives in a secret hideout like some comic-book villain, irrationally waiting while my superhero locates it and then drags it out to the thrill of my applause. We try desperately to personify our enemy in this way, and who can blame us? It’s all we know how to do. Declaring war on a fragile human body and then driving the breath from it—that’s how enmity has been dispatched for all of time….”

    Islam, Women and Feminism
    Mythology of Mother-Goddess among Muslims
    Rashid Samnakay, New Age Islam

    All the while the children of the unfortunate mother-goddess suffer the humiliation in silence along with their father. The noble institution of marriage that was the cause of raising the woman to the status of goddess, under whose feet lies the Jannah, that same institution is now used by their religion to grind her personality in dirt, and not only of the unfortunate mother but the honour of the whole family – the father, the children and all those associated with the sordid event. A nation that enacts and obeys such inhuman religious laws is not fit to be included in the community of human beings. So is there any hope for recovery for such a degenerate nation? May be 4-150,151 of the Book can answer that.....

    Islamic Society

    Madrasas and Failure of Muslim Leadership
    Arshad Alam, New Age Islam

    There was an attempt made by the earlier government to bring all such madrasas under one umbrella by creating an All India Madrasa Board. It was a good idea to start with, but with various interests competing as Muslim interests, there was hardly any headway and eventually the suggestion went to the cold storage. The interesting part of this proposal was the it were Muslims themselves who had drafted this proposal. But then for many successive governments, some Muslims are more important than others. The opposition to this proposal from the Ulema saw to it that the bold proposal by reform minded Muslims was shelved....

    Islam, Women and Feminism

    Nikah Mut’ah and Nikah Misyar Are Temporary Marriages That Only Benefit The Muslim Man: They Should Be Seen As Nothing But Prostitution
    Dr. Deeba Abedi, New Age Islam

    Some cultural and religious practices just keep going on and on for centuries without ever being questioned. No one asks what good they are or who truly benefits from them or why they are still in place after 1,300 years. Nikah Mut’ah and Nikah Misyar, for instance, are some of those customs that perhaps seemed relevant in the seventh century, but today, to many Muslims, they are outdated and geared only for the benefit of Muslim men, with little or no advantages for the women…

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    Ijtihad, Rethinking Islam
    If Islam Means Peace, Why Is Much Of Its Theology Soaked In Hatred, Humiliation, Offensive War?
    Sultan Shahin, New Age Islam

    Among many factors, social, economic, political, psychological, the one common feature is a brainwashing of vulnerable people on the basis of a supremacist, xenophobic, intolerant, exclusivist and totalitarian Jihadi theology. This is a blatant misuse of Islam, a spiritual path to salvation, that 1.6 billion Muslims believe, teaches peace, pluralism, co-existence and good neighbourliness.

     But there has to be a reason why jihadi ideology has gained acceptance so quickly; why fatwas issued by reputed moderate scholars prove so ineffective? How are Jihadis able to create a 100 percent certainty in the minds of some Muslims that violence against innocent people, including Muslims, 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. For instance, jihadists are able to misuse the intolerant, xenophobic, war-time verses of the holy Quran, as Muslims believe that all verses, regardless of the context, are of universal applicability. Indeed, the Islamic theology of consensus, taught in all madrasas, says that Quran is uncreated, meaning that it is just an aspect of God; and so, divine like God Himself.....

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