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  • Among the most interesting and perplexing aspects of...
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  • Promotion of liberal attitudes, personal freedoms and free speech would be a blessing for the Muslim society.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • wonder how many Muslims feel ashamed and embarrassed every time the AIMPLB opens its mouth.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • She speaks the truth!
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • The media lack depth in reporting all issues, not just Muslim issues. They have not been fully....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • @Iqbal Husain In middle east, non Muslims are simply killed on pretext of blasphemy. ....
    ( By Ajoy Chakra )
  • @Ajoy Chakra majority of Muslim countries are secular. Tunisia, Moroccan . etc. do...
    ( By Iqbal Husain )
  • Delinquent and recalcitrant people'
    ( By Oshok Dubey )
  • Faiths spread hate and hate.'
    ( By Bihari Lal Handoo )
  • Whosoever condemns  terrorism must be welcomed by all.  People trying to foster  universal brotherhood must be supported by....
    ( By Iqbal Husain )
  • Hats Off is out of his mind. Is there any ambiguity at all?.... 
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • A bunch of hardcore christian theologians says Hats Off! He is not only in denial but resorting to a blatant lie. I repeat that ....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • “Why is the Sufi counter-narrative not effective enough to make a difference?” Sufi theologians need to do hard work. They must speak with one voice. The ...
    ( By Royalj )
  • Sir, In Sanatana Dharma (aka Hinduism), volumes have been written to establish that E:kam  e:va adviti:yam "One Only without a Second"....
    ( By Chilukuri Bhuvaneswar )
  • @DG Gyan Chandra Sikhism and Buddhism ? Reinterpretation and revision is the call of the hour.
    ( By Anand Kumar )
  • Let there be a 10 day seminar of the learned,men of knowledge.One side Ulemas of Sunni,Shiya or whomsoever....
    ( By DG Gyan Chandra )
  • Good info Mr Abbas. Thanks.'
    ( By Ajoy Chakra )
  • @Ajoy Chakra Turkey and Bosnia and If I am not wrong Azerbijaan too follow the policy of Secularism..' ..
    ( By Syed Arif Abbas Abdi )
  • A scholarly debate with an apostate would be a waste of time. A scholarly debate...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Extremism is the result of ignorance and inability to think for oneself. Forgetting the fundamental principles...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Hadith tales, whether they be about Taif or Ghazwa-e-Hind, do not deserve our time...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Sufism is not Islam and against the teaching of Islam.In order to judge some thing as Islamic, it must....
    ( By Abu Basim Khan )
  • haha...offering water to tree of islam and secretly cutting its roots.....
    ( By Ahraz Mohiudin )
  • The coexistence and tolerance of Islam /Quran exposed in Islamic countries whereas same Islam adopt altogether ....
    ( By Vijay Tiwari )
  • But you are not opening eyes for 49th Imam and Fatimid khalifatullah Kareem Shah Al Hussaini led Islam??
    ( By Muhammad Mukhtar Alam )
  • Absolutely right@Iqbal'
    ( By Muhammad Shah Rukh )
  • @Dalchand Chauhan , you are as bigoted and fundamentalist as your sanghie friends like shaheen etc.'
    ( By Iqbal Husain )
  • @U P Ojha Sir, of course very nice guys are there but very few have guts to come forth rest maintain low profile by suppressing ...
    ( By Dalchand Chauhan )
  • The fact that this could be considered an act of apostasy must not be ruled out ... We have to appreciate reformers coming from the ...
    ( By Deepa Natarajan )
  • Chauhan sahb, 90 % of Indian muslin are illiterates and rest 80% are blind Orthodox....
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  • @U.p. Ojha Dear sir, his(Sultan Shahin) job will be great only if he is listened, acted upon by the Muslim masses ....
    ( By Dalchand Chauhan )
  • If Islam has survived on sword and war then tell me how this Islam has spread In India. Just by Saint of Allah Khawaja Gareeb ...
    ( By Muhammad Shah Rukh )
  • @Bijay Choudhary Sir,the word terrorism has been unfortunately labelled to Muslims. Why doesn't the Indian media call the Maoists ....
    ( By Aamirr Sohail )
  • @amirr Sohail America fought in Korea in Vietnam for years then why Vietnamese and Koreans did not took to terrorism. No ....
    ( By Bijay Choudhary )
  • @Bijay Choudhary  Islamic terrorism is only 20 years old and Quran is about 1400 years old. Do you still think that the ....
    ( By Aamirr Sohail )
  • Islam has survived on the strength of sword and fire ,war and hatred which are enshrined in Quoran. Unless ....
    ( By Bijay Choudhary )
  • @Aamirr Sohail RSS is a Nationalist party ..  Many young muslim boys have ....
    ( By Jayaraman Subri )
  • Stop RSS terrorism first, your RSS terrorists are becoming prime minsters and minsters.' ....
    ( By Aamirr Sohail )
  • The very foundation of Islam , as I understand , is based on violence .. When I talk to muslim guys .. their way ....
    ( By Jayaraman Subri )
  • a bunch of biased hard core christian theologians are expected to support christian...
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    Ijtihad, Rethinking Islam

    It's the Fundamentalist, Anti-Modern Wahhabi Brand of Islam That Is Scaring You

    Thanks to the Wahhabis' centuries-old alliance with the Saudi royal family (and all that Saudi oil money, barrels of it), they can -- and they have been -- spreading puritanical Islam in the US and around the world. (Some observers trace ISIS's roots back to Wahhabism; others assert that ISIS is a political movement with but a tenuous connection to Islam.)......

     
    Islamic Society

    Islam Was Embraced By The Masses Because Of The Stark Simplicity, Honesty, The Power Of Love And Faith Exemplified By Saints And Sufis

    Contrary to the widespread canard, Islam took roots and spread in much of South Asia not at gunpoint. Rather, it was embraced by the masses who were bowled over by the stark simplicity and honesty of Arab merchants and traders and the power of love and faith exemplified by saints and Sufis like Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti of Ajmer, Nizamuddin Auliya of Delhi and Syed Abul Hasan Hajvery of Lahore. They endorsed and demonstrated the liberating message of Islam and its teachings of love, peace, universal brotherhood and equality before God with their actions and conduct……

     
    Interfaith Dialogue

    Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam Must Discover Their Spiritual Symbiosis for a Conflict-Free, Environment Conscious World
    Sultan Shahin, Editor, New Age Islam

    The Global Hindu-Buddhist Initiative inaugurated recently  by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister Shinzō Abe of Japan (through a video) focussed on confronting the rising tide of violence threatening the world order by "building a non-formal intellectual and geo-political architecture to appeal, influence, persuade and moderate the forces of violence."  In order to unravel the causes of conflict caused by violent ideologies, and preventing violence from escalating, the well-delineated concept paper for the conference suggested "intense studies about the sources and impulses of violence."

    This is an urgent task. While violence has and can emanate from people professing other ideologies,  in present times we are largely facing terrorism from the practitioners of a particularly vile form of the Islamist ideology. Islamism is a derivative of the religion of Islam, which has peace enshrined in its very name. The word Islam itself means peace, though its practitioners have practised violence, defensive and offensive, at different points in Muslim history.  Contrary to explicit guidance in their primary scripture, the holy Quran, some Muslims have taken upon themselves the task of imposing Islam on the world through violent means. This group is called Islamist and their ideology Islamism.

    One can have no doubt, therefore, that the concept of Global Hindu-Buddhist Initiative on Conflict Avoidance and Environment Consciousness is an inspired idea whose time has come, given the growing threat to world peace from a bunch of misguided Islamists. It is primarily the job of Muslims to confront this cancerous growth in the body politic of Islam, but help from other cultures is entirely welcome....

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    इस्लाम के मानने वाले सभी एक अल्लाह और आखरी पैगम्बर मोहम्मेद सल्ल. कोमानते है फिर भी 72 फिरको मे इस्लाम बांट गया है. शिया, सुन्नी, देओबन्दि, बरेली. अहले हदीस, वहाबी और न जाने क्या क्या. अब इन सभी फिरको के उलेमा याधर्मगुरु एक दूसरे को काफ़िर क़रार देते है.इस तरह देखा जाये तो पूरेदुनिया के मुसलमान काफ़िर हो गये. इस्लाम खतरे मे है नारा लगने वाले को कौनबातये के इस्लाम को किसी से खतरा नही है बल्के ये जो फ़िरक़ा है इस से सबसे ज्यादा इस्लाम को नुक़सान पहुंच रहा है.

    Islam,Terrorism and Jihad

    Mumbai-Based Raza Academy is a Soft Version of Jihadism
    Tufail Ahmad for New Age Islam

    If modern civilisation is characterised by freedom of speech and individual liberty, Islamic theocrats are the modern-day barbarians threatening the modernity of our age. Among the numerous Islamic clerics who taunt the Indian republic and its rule of law is Saeed Noori, the chief of Mumbai-based Raza Academy – a Barelvi theocratic institution at the centre of a fatwa (Islamic decree) against the Oscar-winner Indian music director A. R. Rahman and Iranian filmmaker Majid  Majidi for their film, "Muhammad: Messenger of God."As per a media report, the fatwa declared Rahman and Majidi as "infidel" and their marriages "invalid" as per Islamic Shariah. It noted:"It is nothing short of a crime to make a film on the Prophet; dramatizing his life and using non-Muslim actors...Making such a film is making a mockery of religion."....

    Islam, Women and Feminism

    Topless Protesters Disrupt Muslim Conference on Women in Paris
    Malala Yousafzai

    Malala Calls World's Response to Syrian Refugees Pitiful

    My Mother’s Dream Was to Die in Mecca, Says Daughter of Crane Tragedy Victim

    Gallery's Nudes Raise Eyebrows – And Tensions – In Afghanistan Capital

    This CEO Is Helping Saudi Women Break A Gender Barrier

    RSS All-India Women’s Meet: Gujarat CM Attends Event at Disputed Shrine

    Two Hyderabad Women among Makkah Tragedy Victims

    Dubai Women’s Establishment Excels

    Pakistan Diocese Highlights Role of Women as Peace Builders

    Pilot Programme to Reduce Violence against Women Established In Pak Punjab

    Shrine Blast: 3 Women Detained In Bangkok; 3 Others Arrested In Malaysia

    Discriminatory Laws Hold Indonesian Women Back, World Bank Report Finds

    Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

     
    Islamic World News

    Ayman al-Zawahiri Urges Lone Wolf Attacks, Militant Unity in US and Other Western Countries
    Ayman Mohammed Rabie al-Zawahiri

    Arab World

    Iraqis Kill 22 Asian Terrorists in Anbar

    Iraq Tells Turkey to Coordinate Its Strikes on PKK

    Mideast

    Taking In Syria Refugees 'Heightens Risk of Terrorism': U.S. Lawmaker

    Arabs to ‘Confront Israeli Aggression’ On Al-Aqsa

    Egypt Military Says Two Soldiers, 64 Militants Killed In Sinai

    Africa

    On 911 Anniversary Muslims against Terror Condemns Global Terrorism

    The Malian Manuscripts: A Priceless Islamic Heritage

    Pakistan

    17 ‘Militants’ Killed In North Waziristan Air Strikes

    At Least 10 People Killed In Multan Blast, Several Injured

    Policeman, Two Suspected Militants Killed In Peshawar Gunfight

    South Asia

    Afghan Taliban Storm Jail, Release Over 350 Inmates: Official

    Us Drone Strike Kills Four Suspected Terrorists in Afghanistan

    India

    Youth Added To Islamic State's WhatsApp Group

    Mecca Crane Collapse: 9 More Indian Pilgrims Reported Dead, MEA Confirms

    Southeast Asia

    Malay Muslims Thinking More About Sex amid Islamisation, Activist Says

    Two Malaysians, One Pakistani Arrested In Link to Bangkok Hindu Shrine Blast

    North America

    ‘We Accomplished A Lot,’ Says U.S. General Heading Anti-ISIS Strikes

    Europe

    Syria Muslim Brotherhood Rejects Russian Occupation

    Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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    Islam and Politics

    Why Not Constitutional Path for Indian Muslims?
    Tufail Ahmad

    October-December 2011, Aligarh-based journal Tahqeeqat-e-Islami argued: Islam is based on “expedience.” It quoted 14th century jurist Ibn Taymiyyah, the father of jihadists, as saying: “jurists are unanimous on the presence of prudence and expedience in the commandments of Shariah.” It quoted Prophet Muhammad as saying: one who leaves Islam should be killed as expedience to safeguard Islam. Ansari’s mention of Al-Ghazali and Maslaha will gladden the hearts of Islamists and jihadists…..

    Islam, Women and Feminism

    Couple Stoned To Death by Taliban on Adultery Charges in Sar-I-Pul
    Geeta, a deaf and mute girl stranded in Pak

    Siasat, MDF to Organise Du Ba Du Matrimonial Programme Today

    Geeta Officially Recognised As Indian Citizen: Faisal Edhi

    100 Workers Mostly Women Fall Sick at Bangladeshi Garment Factory

    Saudi Public Schools to Accept Yemeni Children

    Arifa of Jammu & Kashmir Shows How Business Is Done

    Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

     
    Islam, Women and Feminism

    World Bank Praises Women Empowerment in Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Egypt

    Saudi Woman Architect Exhibits Her Talent at Riyadh Metro Project

    More Saudi Women Would Like To Invest In Industries

    Mommy Cares: Parents of Autistic Children Come Together In Support Group

    What Drives A Woman To Commit Murder?

    Two Simple Principles Helped My Indian Mother Turn $8 into a Million

    How Savithri Has Been Playing Mother to Destitute Elderly Women for 37 Years

    Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

     
    Interfaith Dialogue
    Pope Francis and Muslims
    Victor Edwin SJ, New Age Islam

    Pope Francis and Muslims
    Holy Father Francis

    Who decides what ‘authentic Islam’ is?  It is true that many Muslims hold that authentic Islam is opposed to every form of religious violence.  Some writers call them moderate Muslims. I do not qualify Muslims as moderate or otherwise. I do not judge them. I just refer to Muslims either as ‘many Muslims’ or as ‘some Muslims’. Many Catholic scholars on Islam note that it is true that the Qur'an does allow and even command violence in some verses, but many Muslims would claim that that violence may only be defensive....

    Books and Documents

    Hajj – The Pilgrimage to Mecca: Essential Message of Islam: Chapter 47 and 48 (Concluding Part)

    The foregoing verses (22:36/37) make three clear points. First, the slaughtering of cattle in the name of God is purely symbolic, as the flesh or blood of the slaughtered animal does not reach God. Second, in the material context, the meat of the slaughtered cattle is to be eaten by the pilgrim, and shared with the poor and the needy. Finally, the real goal is Taqwa – heedfulness of God, which is also stressed in another verse.5 In the nomadic society of pre-Islamic Arabia, cattle head constituted the main instrument of asset. They were treated with honour, and sacrificed to please various deities. The Qur’an permitted the continuation of this rite, but reserved it only for God.15 .....

     
    Islam, Women and Feminism

    Women Face Job Restrictions in India: World Bank

    Indian Women Protest against Rape of Nepalese Women outside Saudi Embassy

    Restrictions Holding Women Back In Pakistan: WB Report

    Malala Appears On America’s Popular TV Show

    H&M Model Rocks a Hijab in the Clothing Giant's New Campaign

    109-Year-Old Saudi Woman Registers to Vote

    Saudi Woman Works On Riyadh Metro

    Egypt Schoolgirl Turns an Icon Against Corrupt

    Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

     
    Islam, Women and Feminism

    Gazan Female Sports Journalist Aims To Go Beyond the Border

    Suicide Prevention Day: Bachelors, Married Women Top Pakistan's Statistics

    Barriers to Women’s Economic Advancement Rife in South Asia: WB Report

    Rape Accused Saudi Diplomat Leaves India with Wife: Reports

    Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

     
    Islamic Ideology

    Jihad and Islam: Shattering the Myths
    Moin Qazi, New Age Islam

    "There is far more violence in the Bible than in the Qur'an; the idea that Islam imposed itself by the sword is a Western fiction, fabricated during the time of the Crusades when, in fact, it was Western Christians who were fighting brutal holy wars against Islam."[1] So announces the acclaimed writer on monotheistic faiths, Karen Armstrong. This quote sums up the single most influential argument currently serving to deflect the accusation that Islam is inherently violent and intolerant: All monotheistic religions, proponents of such an argument say, and not just Islam, have their fair share of violent and intolerant scriptures, as well as bloody histories. Thus, whenever Islam's sacred scriptures—the Qur'an first, followed by the reports on the words and deeds of Muhammad (the Hadith)—are highlighted as demonstrative of the religion's innate bellicosity, the immediate rejoinder is that other scriptures, specifically those of Judeo-Christianity, are as riddled with violent passages……

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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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