• 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 )

    Urdu Section
    The importance of Zikr  ذکر کی اہمیت
    S. Arshad, New Age Islam
    The importance of Zikr ذکر کی اہمیت
    S. Arshad, New Age Islam

    قرآن میں بھی ذکر کو اتنی اہمیت دی گئی ہے کہ کبھی کبھی لگتاہے کہ اسلام میں بھی ذکرایک بنیادی فریضہ ہے حالانکہ اس کے لئے کوئی وقت مقرر نہیں گیاہے اور نہ ہی اسے اسلام کے پانچ بنیادی ستون میں رکھا گیاہے مگر قرآن میں ذکر پر اتنا زور دیاگیاہے کہ اسے ایک فرض کی حیثیت حاصل ہوگئی ہے ۔ قرآن میں ذکر کی اہمیت کا اندازہ اس بات سے لگایاجاسکتاہے کہ قرآن کو کئی جگہ ذکر کہاگیاہے اور قرآن کی تلاوت فرض کردی گئی ہے ۔


    Spiritual Meditations

    This Ramadan, let us spare a thought for those less fortunate, for those whose lives have been overturned by circumstances out of their control, who fast all day in the heat only to break it with a fraction of what we have, in a place they call home but which looks nothing like one, who walk miles to quench their thirst and hear explosions in the air instead of the call to prayer, who shed tears of anger and frustration at the silence of the world, who walk barefoot and unbathed and search for the hand of a loved-one who is no more…


    Islamic Society

    Fasting during the holy month of Ramadan is a ritual Muslims look forward to and enjoy every year. It is the month where we seek our souls for the ultimate spirituality and connection with God through different methods, including exercising as a way of taking care of our health and fitness.....


    Current Affairs

    Ever wondered where is Afsan Ashique now? The angry stone-pelter of yesterday is a top-notch goal-keeper today determined to intercept every ball hurled at her. She is the captain of Jammu Kashmir’s women’s football team. She is under intensive coaching in Mumbai and is raring to have a go at international outings. She wants to represent India. Well! The image of stone-pelter Afsan was there everywhere. But not many know about Afsan, the goal keeper. TVs aren’t’ interested in the Afsan of today....


    Current Affairs

    For months, announcements were made on my behalf and appearances booked without consulting me. Even my divorce was announced by a political party spokesperson. That was then. This is 2018.No longer am I the wife of a politician. I am not any man’s private property anymore. I am a free woman. Or so I thought....


    Hindi Section

    भारतीय सेकुलरिज्म की खुसूसियत यह है कि यहाँ सेकुलरिज्म का तसव्वुर दुसरे देशों से अलग है और भारतीय रियासत सभी धर्मों को बराबर का दर्जा देती हैl भारत के संविधान में 1976 ई० की 42 वीं संसोधन के अनुसार संविधान के मुकद्दमे में इस बात पर जोर दिया गया कि भारत एक सेकुलर देश हैl हालांकि ना तो भारत के संविधान में और ना ही उसके नियमों में धर्म और राज्य के बीच संबंधो का कोई स्पष्टीकरण पेश किया गया है, तथापि, भारत हर धर्म को स्वीकार करता है और उनके लिए बराबर सम्मान को निश्चित बनाता हैl भारत के शहरियों को पूर्ण स्वतन्त्रता के साथ हिन्दू मत, इस्लाम, ईसाइयत, जैन मत, बुद्ध मत और सिख मत आदि जैसे अपने अपने धर्म पर अमल करने की अनुमति हासिल हैl


    Books and Documents

    The first of these is Para Vidya (higher knowledge). The other is Apara Vidya (lower or ordinary knowledge)—in other words, spiritual and material knowledge respectively. God is the source of these two forms of knowledge and man should acquire both. This paradigm can be of considerable benefit in the study of nature. It recognizes that nature has two aspects: material and spiritual (composed of conscious entities or living beings). In this paradigm, God or the Supreme Being is the Cause of all causes....


    Islam and Politics
    The Jinnah Redux in AMU; This Time as a Farce
    Arshad Alam, New Age Islam
    The Jinnah Redux in AMU; This Time as a Farce
    Arshad Alam, New Age Islam

    Muslim society is increasingly convinced that it needs to police the behaviour of its members. Certainly one cannot hope for freedom and democracy within the wider society without championing these values within one’s own community. What is more worrisome is the Muslim anxiety to define itself solely as a theological community. If theology starts marking the boundaries of behaviour, the language of rights becomes the first casualty and the communities only stultify further.  There are enough problems which AMU should worry about. A few students drinking beer and showing it off during Ramzan should be the least of its worries....

    Islamic World News

    Quantico: The Muslim Writer Targeted In Indian Episode Controversy

    Taliban Launch Fresh Attacks as Afghan Government Ceasefire Starts

    Dutch Anti-Islam Party to Hold Prophet Muhammad Cartoon Competition

    Shahbaz for Resumption of Peace Talks with India



    Eid ul-Fitr in India is expected to Begin on the Evening of June 14, Thursday

    North America

    History, Fasting and the Festive Spirit Of Ramadan

    South Asia

    Wife Says Shahzahan Bachchu’s Name Was On Extremists’ Hit List


    Police Arrest Man Over Anti-Muslim Letters Sent To MPs


    MMA A Guarantee for National Security: Baloch

    Arab World

    What Were Qasem Soleimani And Khamenei's Son Doing In Baghdad?

    More Civilians Killed in US Air Raid in Northeastern Syria

    Southeast Asia

    PM: Pakatan Government to Run Country Based On Islamic Values


    Hamas Vows To Continue Anti-Israel Protests In Gaza Strip

    Yemen War: Saudi-Led Forces Begin Assault on Hudaydah


    Tunisia’s ‘Free Thinkers’ Take on Muslim Majority in David and Goliath Fight

    52nd Division of Somali Army Says Killed 80 Al-Shabaab Fighters in Hiiraan Region

    Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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    Islam, Women and Feminism

    Kolkata's Iconic Tipu Sultan Mosque Welcomes Women for Iftar

    Border Guard Begins Recruiting Saudi Women

    Can This Woman Become The First Muslim In The Florida House?

    PTI Submits List of 15 Candidates for Women Seats in KP Assembly

    Sports Bodies Should Boycott Countries That Impose Hijab On Participants

    Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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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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