• An anti-reform AIMPLB gives Islam a bad name and is like a curse on the Muslim community. We need new leadership.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • ully agree with this press bulletin. Indian Muslims must reject the leadership of such regressive clerics.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Ghaus Sb says: “The way you are speaking in your comment shows you are not a Muslim.” From what I say, he can....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Ghaus Sb says: Those who say, fitna means “shirk” and opine that the early Muslims fought to end fitna” must have meant “to end that ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Good article. The is only One G-d and Muhammad was the final messenger and prophet of G-d. As I write this, G-d is known ...
    ( By Lenny SB )
  • Please read my article on subject of "there is no compulsion in Religion...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصدیقی )
  • Related article...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصدیقی )
  • Naseer sb, Please read my comment again and again. You did not get my comment. I did not say both...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصدیقی )
  • Arbitration is of two kinds - binding and non-binding. When the parties choose binding arbitration, the decision of the arbitrator is binding on the parties ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • All right thinking Muslims must welcome such a course. Academic independence of the Universities must be protected and respected. There ....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Referring to your comment: 7/18/2018 5:04:08 AM, to you both views are valid and fitna could mean “shirk or polytheism” also. The Quran clearly commands ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • What do I mean by acceptance? Read the Quran carefully. There isn’t any verse that calls for tolerance of the peaceful rejecter of Islam. There ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • The title question sums up the matter of the article. The answer is the course will discuss in detail how Muslim clerics and fundamentalists misinterpret ...
    ( By arshad )
  • Site Web Israel and Myanmar give more rights to muslims, than muslims give rights to Kafirs,...
    ( By Shan Barani )
  • Good article. The is only One G-d and Muhammad was the final messenger and prophet of G-d. As I write,..
    ( By Lenny SB (Shivarsi) )
  • I fully agree with Faizur Rahman sahib. Such "courts" should be called "Arbitration centers.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • A course on "Uses of religions to gain political power" would be entirely appropriate. By the way, Obama refused to use the label "Islamic....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • بہت بہت شکریہ جناب! اللہ عز و جل آپ کے مبارک کلمات کو مستجاب کرے۔ آمین بجاہ سید المرسلین صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم
    ( By misbahul Huda quadri )
  • fve questions
    ( By hats off! )
  • بہت عمدہ ۔ اللہ تعالی ہم مسلمانوں کو صوفیائے کرام کے نہج پر شریعت و طریقت کو سمجھنے اور اس پر عمل کرنے ...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصدیقی )
  • Mushrik and muwahhid, Muslims and non-Muslims all equally need to adopt the path of tolerance. One sided tolerance is not helpful. This point should also ...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصدیقی )
  • Naseer sb, Muhammad bin Ishaq said that Az-Zuhri informed him from Urwah bin Az-Zubayr and other scholars that (until there is no more fitnah) the Fitnah ...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصدیقی )
  • An excellent read that contextualises many pertinent issues connected to Muslims and Islam! Your angle ....
    ( By Meera )
  • Naseer sb, Can you suggest me how many books have you read on theology? From your comments it appears you have been inspired by orientalist ...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصدیقی )
  • Naseer sahib, What is theology? Why do you use theology in general term? In your comment you meant that those who follow theology are following ....
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصدیقی )
  • Before I say anything further, could you please explain your questions? What do you mean by acceptance?....
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصدیقی )
  • Tolerance in Muslim society earlier was because of low level of outward piety. Intolerance grows as the level of outward piety grows. Outward piety is ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • The Muslim nation (with the exception of one or two Muslim countries) as a whole has been blind and deaf to the above advice and ...
    ( By Rashid Samnakay )
  • I fully agree with Rashid sahib.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • At this rate Hats Off may soon get some insight into his unquenchable hatred of Muslims.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • This is the time when the anti-Muslim hate propaganda of the BJP/RSS is at full blast to cover up for the absence of any acchhe ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Excellent book review! As the reviewer says, "secularism cannot be used as a pretext to ignore discrimination on grounds....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Very true.
    ( By Sahab Ali Khan )
  • Read Ghulam Mohiyuddin Sb's comment. He is saying the same thing. So, can you speak of acceptance rather than tolerance? Will the Muslims accept ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Naseer sb, You always express your wrath by the word ‘bigoted’. It is your style and I should ignore it with the faith in this ...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • Dear Ghulam Rasool Delhvi sahab, You have rightly pointed out your concerns about misuse of martyrdom. I too have many concerns to share ....
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • hatred of unbelievers, atheists, polytheists and idol-worshipers among the semitic religions is because they never met a polytheist, idolator, unbelievr or atheist. no? or did ...
    ( By hats off! )
  • Such is a voice in the religious wilderness of any bigoted majoritarian country, pleading for the Rights of all non-combatant, loyal and law abiding minority ...
    ( By Rashid Samnakay )
  • Islamophobia is based on media accounts of the activities of Al Qaeda and ISIS, not on actually knowing personally a true Muslim.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Broadening one's horizons is always better than exclusivism and takfirism. Religions are our common human heritage, not our baap ki jaagir.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )

    Interfaith Dialogue

    The Story of the Rabbi Who Died For Muhammad
    Rabbi Allen Maller

    In the following centuries, Jews from Spain to Mesopotamia lived much freer lives under Muslim rule than previous centuries of Christian and Zoroastrian rule. Rabbi Mukhayriq was right in thinking Muhammad would begin a new era in world history. Perhaps his devotion to a Messianic future of peace and brotherhood can inspire Islamic and Jewish religious leaders today to heal past wounds, and make Jerusalem a city of peace for the future....

    Islamic World News

    Inter-Religious Music Ensemble the Gospel Sufi Project To Perform In Jakarta

    New Fatwas Issued At Ulema Conference Allows Newborns to Receive Azaan before Bath: Report

    Greece Scraps Compulsory Shariah for Muslim Minority

    Surrender or Be Shot In the Face, Senior US Soldier Tells ISIS

    Social, Religious Leaders Oppose Visit of Israeli PM to India


    Southeast Asia

    Bad Governance A Boon to IS, Says Scholar


    Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf, Main Opposition Party Allies With ‘Taliban Seminary’


    Islamic State Retreats Online To 'Virtual Caliphate'

    North America

    US War on Terror in 76 Countries Cost $6.5 Trillion


    Religion a Personal Business, Do Not Mobilise People on Its Basis: Dalai Lama

    South Asia

    Myanmar Military Admits To Murder of 10 Rohingya Muslims

    IS Cells Operate In Kabul under Noses of US, Afghan Forces

    Arab World

    Syrian Forces Liberate 23 Towns, Villages from Terrorists in Idlib

    UN Raises Alarm over Human Rights Situation in UAE


    Houthi Militias Loot Currency Exchange Offices in Yemen’s Sanaa

    Turkey, US Relations May Deteriorate ‘If Washington Doesn’t Fix Mistakes’


    Why the Sartorial Choices of Salafi Clerics Sparked a Debate on Morality in Nigeria

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    Islam, Women and Feminism

    Women above 25 to Be Allowed Saudi Tourist Visas; No ‘Chaperon’ Required
    Malala Yousafzai

    Malala Urges Justice after Rape, Murder of Girl in Pakistan’s Kasur

    Triple Talaq Bill Politically Motivated, Feel Muslim Intelligentsia, and Women’s Groups

    Princess Reema Wants More Saudi Women in Sport

    Indian Govt Mulls Ordinance on Triple Talaq

    Reports Says Everyday 11 Children Face Sexual Abuse in Pakistan

    Women above 25 can now travel to Saudi Arabia alone

    Pakistani Woman’s Plight Catches Attention Of UAE Embassy

    Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

    Urdu Section

    Some Initial Instructions Related to Fatwa-Writing  فتوی نویسی سے متعلق چند ابتدائی ہدایات
    Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi, New Age Islam

    کوئی شخص کتنا ہی بڑا عالم و فاضل ہو، دقیق النظر اور وسیع المطالعہ ہو مگر فقہائے کرام اسے فتوی نویسی کی اجازت اس وقت تک نہیں دیتے جب تک کہ وہ کسی ماہر ، تجربہ کار مفتی کی خدمت میں رہ کر مشق افتا نہ کرے۔اسے یوں سمجھئے کہ ایک ڈاکٹر کئی اہم ڈگری حاصل کر چکا ہے ، لیکن اسے آپریشن کرنے کی اجازت نہیں ملتی، جب تک کہ وہ کسی ماہر سرجن کے ساتھ رہ کر سرجری کی مشق کرکے کامل نہ بن جائے ۔بلکہ ڈاکٹر صرف تعلیم سے فراغت کے بعد مطب کرنے کی بھی اجازت نہیں ملتی جب تک وہ ‘‘ہاوس جاب’’ نہ کر لے، یعنی کسی اسپتال میں جاکر کہنہ مشق ڈاکٹروں کی نگرانی میں وہ ایک مدت تک امراض کی تشخیص اور نسخہ کی تجویز کی مشق نہ کر لے ۔یہی حال فتوی نویسی کا ہے۔

    Islam, Women and Feminism

    Marriage Is a Civil Contract — Adultery or Divorce Should Have Only Civil Consequences
    Faizan Mustafa

    There are striking similarities between the offence of ‘theft’ and ‘adultery’ under the Indian Penal Code. Encyclopaedia of Diderot & d’Alembert, Vol. 1 (1751) also equated adultery with theft: “adultery is, after homicide, the most punishable of all crimes, because it is the most cruel of all thefts.”...

    Islam, Women and Feminism

    Female Genital Mutilation in the Bohra Community: A Continuing Injustice
    Pallabi Munsi

    The volte-face of the WCD Ministry has left everyone baffled, because most were hoping that with a green signal from the Centre, the practice may come to an end, more so since the Bohra religious leadership is seen to enjoy a good relationship with the Modi-led BJP. The late Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin Saheb, the 52nd Dai al-Mutlaq (absolute missionary) of the Dawoodi Bohras and Narendra Modi had a close and cordial relationship....

    Pakistan Press

    What Is Anarchy? By I.A. Rehman: New Age Islam's Selection, 11 January 2018

    Fixing Democracy

    By Kamila Hyat

    The Unending Pressures on Pakistan

    By Talat Masood

    Unfit Trump’s Policies Eclipse Peace Future

    By Syed Qamar Afzal Rizvi

    Resetting Defence Policy

    By Dr Zafar Nawaz Jaspal

    Balochistan Crisis: Lessons For PML-N

    By Rafiullah Kakar

    Playing Old Games

    By Imtiaz Alam

    Dangerous Gamble

    By S. Mudassir Ali Shah

    Apron Strings

    By F.S. Aijazuddin

    Perplexity of Democracy in Pakistan

    By Rameez Ali Mahesar

    Between The Lines

    By Kuldip Nayar

    Compiled By New Age Islam Edit Bureau

    The War Within Islam

    Will Iran’s Protests Help the Hard-Liners?
    Nazila Fathi

    Even more than the Green Movement of 2009, the recent protests — and the reaction to them — recalled those of the early 2000s. Both then and now, moderate political forces controlled Iran’s presidency and its Parliament. And in both cases, the country’s conservatives deployed intimidation, violence and deceit to undermine the moderates....

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    A History of Support for Kurdish Extremists Comes Back To Haunt Tehran
    Fazel Hawramy

    For months prior to that fateful late summer evening in 2013, the hardscrabble mountain town in the heart of Iranian Kurdistan had been buzzing with rumors that local Kurds were sneaking into Turkey and heading to the Syrian battlefront. Several had left backbreaking jobs on the region’s farms and orchards to join US-backed leftist rebel groups, but many others were pledging allegiance to extremist outfits such as the Islamic State and al-Qaeda. The 30ish Fatehi was busy making a living and had little time for jihad or geopolitics....

    The War Within Islam

    Arab Violence, Volatility, and Vulnerability in the Era of Trump
    Rami G. Khouri

    It should also be a warning sign to Arab leaders that they should wake up and figure out how to regain and exercise their own sovereignty, in order to ensure the well-being of their own citizens. Otherwise, they will wake up one day and realize that they have become little more than properties on a Monopoly board that adolescent airheads in the White House buy, sell, and discard at the whim of wild men in the U.S. waving campaign donation checks....

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    Radical Islamism and Jihad
    'Make Revolutionary Changes in the Islamic Theology of Consensus to Fight Jihadism': Sultan Shahin Asks Muslim Nations at UNHRC in Geneva
    Sultan Shahin, Founding Editor, New Age Islam

    Sixteen years after 9/11, the issue of Jihadi terrorism has become even more complex and widespread.

    First, though Jihadism is a violent offshoot of Wahhabism and Salafism, the international community has allowed the fountainhead of Wahhabi/Salafi ideology to continue to spend tens of billions of dollars to Wahhabise the world Muslim community.

    Second, we recently saw with horror, but without any protest from the international community, the sight of a UN-designated terrorist, with a ten-million-dollar bounty on his head, launch a political party and nominate another US-designated terrorist to contest democratic elections in Pakistan. Apparently, some countries can ignore UN directives with impunity.

    Third, the Muslim community has failed to grasp that Jihadism spread so rapidly around the world because at its core it is not very different from the theology of consensus that informs the religious beliefs and practices of all Muslim sects. That is why Jihadis are not impressed when we Muslims either proclaim that Islam is a religion of peace and pluralism or when we try to wash our hands off Jihadism by claiming that it has nothing to do with Islam. If we Muslims want to live as honourable citizens in the 21st century’s globalised world, we must rethink our consensus theology in all its dimensions and make revolutionary changes to bring it in line with the needs of present times....

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